"A success rate of 49%? Even if I am unlucky… I should be able to succeed after implanting the soul imprint twice, right?"
Su Jie felt fiery passion filling up his heart.
In the past, the success rate of implanting a soul imprint into people or objects Su Jie encountered was pitifully low. At most, it was only five or six percent. However, this ape had a very high soul compatibility with him, and the success rate of implanting a soul imprint reached a staggering 50%!
"Young Master, do you want to buy this Iron-armed Ape? I can give you a discount."
A voice in Su Jie's ear startled him. It was the stall owner.
"Iron-armed Ape? What's the price?" Su Jie kept his expression neutral and looked at the middle-aged man seemingly with a lack of interest.
The middle-aged man smiled and said, "Iron-armed Apes live far away in the tallest of mountains and deepest of forests. Moreover, many of them live in groups and are quite strong and aggressive. It's not easy to capture one. Raising such a pet is a symbol of status. Young Master, if you want to buy it, I can give you a discount. You can take it away for only 10 taels of silver!"
"Ten taels of silver?" Su Jie glanced at the Iron-armed Ape in the iron cage. It seemed to have not eaten for a long time. It lay limply in the iron cage and the luster of its fur was rather dim.
Ten taels of silver were enough for an ordinary family of three to live for a year. They could even get by quite well. A simple ape is worth ten taels of silver?
Su Jie stared at the middle-aged man and said, "Is this Iron-armed Ape sick? I will buy it for only one tael of silver. Otherwise, you can find another buyer."
The middle-aged man's face twitched slightly. He had no choice but to concede: "Young Master, I won't hide it from you. Three taels of silver… is the minimum. I'll sell it to you for three taels of silver."
Initially, when the middle-aged man saw how young Su Jie was, he wanted to exploit him to make a fortune. However, it became obvious that although Su Jie looked young, he was not easy to fool. Therefore, the middle-aged man gave up on the idea.
"Three taels of silver? Sure… send it to the Su residence. I'll pay you then."
Su Jie stopped the bargaining and allowed the middle-aged man to send the Iron-armed Ape to the Su Residence.
"The Su residence, right? I'll send it to you after I close my stall." The middle-aged man readily agreed to this small request of his.
When the deal was done, Su Jie turned to leave. His fists were clenched and his eyes were bright with hope.
Su Jie also wanted to see what his soul imprint could do!
The sky darkened. After dinner, the middle-aged man brought the Iron-armed Ape to the Su residence as promised. Su Jie asked the butler, Liu Fu, to pay.
Liu Fu was surprised that Su Jie would buy a monkey. However, Su Jie was still young and his father, Su Wu, was out all year round so Su Jie did not have many playmates. Thus, Liu Fu thought it was good for him to have a pet so he had no objections to this.
At night, in his room, Su Jie looked at the Iron-armed Ape in the iron cage with a scintillating gaze. He took a deep breath and said, "Let's begin!"
Su Jie focused his consciousness on the Iron-armed Ape and tried to release his Soul Imprint.
As if by instinct, a pitch-black and profound rune flew out from between Su Jie's glabella and flew towards the iron-armed ape before burying itself into its head.
Immediately, the Iron-armed Ape, which had been lying motionless in the iron cage, seemed to have been stimulated by something. It hissed and roared crazily as its body crashed heavily against the iron cage with a loud bang.
After a while, the Iron-armed Ape stopped its madness. Its eyes were filled with a beastly light as it stared straight at Su Jie. Su Jie believed that if it was not trapped in the iron cage, it would definitely attack Su Jie.
"It failed…" Su Jie's face became slightly pale because he had failed to implant the soul imprint this time. In other words, he had wasted ten years of his life!
There was a fifty-fifty chance that it might succeed or fail. Although he was already mentally prepared, Su Jie's heart was undoubtedly twitching.
However, Su Jie quickly took a deep breath and a determined facial expression appeared on him. He had already spent ten years of his lifespan. If he gave up now, it would be equivalent to wasting ten years of his life. He had to continue until he succeeded!
Remaining Lifespan: 54 Years
Deploying his consciousness again, another dark soul imprint flew out from Su Jie's glabella. Correspondingly, another ten years were deducted from his lifespan, leaving him with only 54 years left.
This soul imprint coalesced from ten years of Su Jie's lifespan flew towards the Iron-Armed Ape again. Although the Iron-Armed Ape was alert and had intended to dodge, it could not dodge in the iron cage. The soul imprint embedded itself into its glabella!
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The Iron-armed Ape struggled again, its body banging against the iron cage.
"It… it worked!"
Gradually, a look of ecstasy appeared on Su Jie's face. He could feel the connection gradually building between him and the Iron-Armed Ape!
This time, the implanting of the Soul Imprint was successful!
Su Jie could see the Iron-armed Ape's condition in his eyes. Its fur was jet-black and it was less than a meter tall when it stood up. Its arms were long and powerful.
What was strange was that Su Jie also saw his handsome self through the eyes of the iron-armed ape. He had two completely different perspectives.
This feeling was as if the Iron-armed Ape had become Su Jie's second body that he could command!
"Avatar… This Iron-armed Ape became my avatar." Su Jie clenched his fist, and the Iron-armed Ape in the iron cage did the exact same thing!
The Iron-Armed Ape Monkey was Su Jie's first avatar. He had spent two soul imprints and 20 years of his lifespan!
"I'm so tired. Let's rest for a while."
Both Su Jie and the ape avatar were rather tired.
Su Jie decided to take a break.
After a night has passed, the ape avatar became quite weak due to hunger so Su Jie got up and made a meal for the ape avatar before going out to practice martial arts.
After two days, Su Jie became entirely familiar with the existence of the ape avatar, and the ape avatar has almost recovered.
Ape Demon King Kong Fist (Compatibility: 5%. Cultivation Progress: 19%, Entry Level)
This morning, Su Jie practiced martial arts as usual. He opened his attribute panel and looked at his Ape Demon King Kong Fist. He could not help but feel slightly happy. His cultivation progress has increased by 1%!
"The ape avatar costed me 20 years of my lifespan to let me successfully implant a soul seal and make it my avatar. Can I let the ape avatar practice martial arts and cultivate my Ape Demon King Kong Fist instead? In that case, will my cultivation speed increase?"
Su Jie thought about this then.
Having an ape avatar was not of much help to Su Jie, but if the ape avatar could practice martial arts, would it not be the equivalent of having two of him cultivating? This would undoubtedly be of great help to Su Jie's martial arts training!
Immediately, Su Jie opened the iron cage and controlled the ape avatar to come to the courtyard.
The ape avatar stood upright like a human. It was less than a meter tall and looked a little thin.
"Ape Demon Hugging Tree!"
"Ape Demon Striking Drum!"
Su Jie got his ape avatar to practice the Ape Demon King Kong Fist.
The small body of the ape avatar performed the move sets of Ape Demon King Kong Fist.
In the beginning, because Su Jie was not used to the new body, his punches were a little messy.
As he gradually adapted to it, Su Jie's heart skipped a beat. As he practiced the Ape Demon King Kong Fist, a warm current seemed to rise from the body of the ape avatar and circulate around his body, causing the body of the ape avatar to grow!
After less than three rounds of practicing the Ape Demon King Kong Fist, the ape avatar was almost exhausted and had no choice but to stop.
"In the past, when I cultivated the Ape Demon King Kong Fist, there were no such obvious changes. Could it be that the ape avatar is very compatible with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist?"
Su Jie thought to himself. The corners of his mouth twitched slightly. Could it be that his compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist was less than that of a monkey?
In reality, many martial arts were actually modeled after animals, such as the Eagle Claw Technique and Shape-Will Fist, and so on. If an animal cultivated the technique, it was not surprising that it could achieve something when one thought about it!
Ape Demon King Kong Fist (Compatibility: 7%. Cultivation Progress: 19%, Entry Level)
Su Jie opened the attribute panel and took a look. What made his eyes widen was how his attributes had changed!
"My compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist has increased by 2%?"
Su Jie's heart skipped a beat. He clearly remembered that his compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist was 5%. It had not changed much in more than a year.
However, after practicing the Ape Demon King Kong Fist with his ape avatar for a while, his compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist increased by 2%!
The higher the compatibility, the higher the effectiveness of cultivating this martial art!
"Let's try it!!"
Su Jie suppressed the excitement in his heart and began to cultivate the Ape Demon King Kong Fist.
"Ape Demon Striking Drum!"
"Ape Demon Stone Toss!"
After executing the fist techniques, Su Jie could feel how the everpresent faint feeling of inadequacy he felt when cultivating the Ape Demon King Kong Fist had weakened!
Su Jie's compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist had indeed increased! He cultivated this fist technique faster and more easily!
"This… If my ape avatar cultivates the Ape Demon King Kong Fist, can it increase my compatibility with this set of fist techniques? Moreover, if it practices martial arts for me, I can also comprehend it. Does that mean that if I have more avatars, there will be many of me cultivating together at the same time while having the results be reflected on my main body?"
Su Jie clenched his fists. He undoubtedly understood where the great strength of his Soul Imprint came from!
Just one avatar was already very helpful to him. If he could have ten or a hundred avatars practicing martial arts together, Su Jie's main body could benefit from it. It was hard to imagine how terrifying it would be!
Of course, Su Jie knew that he could only think about it for now. This Iron-Armed Ape had a high soul compatibility with him. He had spent two soul seals and 20 years of his lifespan to successfully make it his avatar. If he had a few more, his remaining lifespan would not be enough.
"If I let the ape avatar continue practicing martial arts, I wonder how much my compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist will increase by…"
The ape avatar rested for a while and recovered some of its strength. After that, Su Jie let it continue cultivating the Ape Demon King Kong Fist.
After a day of tough training, Su Jie and the ape avatar were exhausted.
However, Su Jie was glad that his compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist had increased to 10%!
"So this is like pouring hot water into a bucket of cold water. Due to the transfer of heat, the cold water will also be affected. The relationship between me and the ape avatar is the same as the relationship between cold water and hot water. It has a high compatibility with the Ape Demon King Kong Fist, so I'm affected and my compatibility is increasing."
Su Jie thought to himself.
Not only that, when he woke up the next morning, Su Jie could feel that the strength and speed of the ape avatar has increased visibly compared to yesterday!
"If I continue cultivating like this, what kind of changes will the ape avatar produce?" At the same time, Su Jie was also curious. The ape avatar was only an ordinary iron-armed ape, but if he cultivated the Ape Demon King Kong Fist every day, what changes would there be in the future? Would he be able to match a true martial artist?