Chapter 156: Mastery
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Illusion, as the name suggested, were fake phenomenons created by spirit energy.
Compared to psychological illusions, projection illusions were much simpler and were also the most common type of illusion.
Even cultivators who did not cultivate illusions usually knew one or two simple projected illusions.
According to the book, one needed to possess a deep spirit energy to cultivate an illusion technique. Otherwise, it was very likely that the spirit energy would be exhausted before the illusion could be condensed.
Although projected illusions were not as lethal as psychological illusions in battle, there were still some exceptions.
For example, in the case where one’s opponent’s spirit sense was extremely powerful, psychological illusions might very well lose their effect.
On the contrary, projected illusions could deceive the opponent and even disturb their spirit sense. Even if one couldn’t win, he or she could still retreat unscathed..
Until now, Qin Jue had never encountered an enemy who used illusions to fight him, so he wasn’t entirely sure.
However, he was certain that psychological illusions were useless to him.
“Depending on the surrounding environment, infuse spirit energy and then change the light in order to create an illusion that looks real…”
Qin Jue read it seriously.
He had already read several cultivation techniques related to projected illusion. Now, it was time for him to try and see if he could succeed.
Thinking like this, Qin Jue closed the book and first set up a barrier to isolate Luo Weiwei from the outside world. Then he closed his eyes and dispersed his spirit energy.
Because his spirit energy was endless, Qin Jue wasn’t worried about failure at all. Moreover, he had set the range to a hundred meters from the beginning. This was something a beginner illusionist could only dream of accomplishing.
If those illusionists knew, they would probably think that Qin Jue was crazy.
But how could Qin Jue be compared to ordinary people?
As the boundless spirit energy fused into the surroundings, the entire space began to distort slightly, as if it would collapse at any moment.
Seeing this, Qin Jue hurriedly waved his hand to suppress it. After all, this was the first time and he had accidentally released too much spirit energy.
Perhaps it was because he had released too much spirit energy, the area within a hundred meters quickly fell under Qin Jue’s control. Even Qin Jue didn’t expect this to happen.
However, he then recalled that the book had once said that the more control one had over their surroundings, the easier it was to create illusions.
However, because spirit energy usually needed to be conserved, no one would do this unless there was an absolute difference in strength between the two sides.
Therefore, in the eyes of the illusionists, this method was very stupid and inferior.
True illusions should be created with the lowest consumption.
However, Qin Jue didn’t care about this. After all, no matter who he faced, he had absolute strength to suppress them.
Moreover, Qin Jue didn’t learn illusions to deal with enemies. He just wanted to make an illusionary virtual world to kill time.
“What should I make first?”
Qin Jue was rather conflicted.
Usually, one would start by creating illusions of inanimate objects, as they were the simplest. Then, one would slowly advance into making higher-level things.
Apart from consuming spirit energy, living beings also required illusionists to split their attention to control them. Otherwise, they would easily disappear.
But Qin Jue wasn’t the kind of person who liked to progress gradually. Qin Jue didn’t mind learning how to run before he had even learned how to walk.
Qin Jue snapped his fingers, and a shadow suddenly appeared in the sky. Although it was a little rough, one could still tell that it was the figure of a Great Void Dragon.
The “Great Void Dragon” roared towards the sky and pounced towards Qin Jue as if it was alive.
Qin Jue snapped his fingers again.
“Bastard, you’re courting death.”
A young man appeared and blocked in front of the “Great Void Dragon”. It was the Immortal Saint Son, Long Aotian!
Thap thap thap!
With every snap of Qin Jue’s fingers, something would appear. Sometimes it would be fiend beasts, and other times it would be humans.
But because Qin Jue was still not skilled, the illusions condensed were very vague, and some couldn’t even be distinguished.
However, Qin Jue wasn’t in a hurry. He was only a beginner. It was already very exaggerated for him to be able to do this.
It had to be known that ordinary beginners could already be considered geniuses if they could create illusions of palm-sized inanimate objects in a month, let alone creating living beings in a single day.
Even the most powerful illusionary cultivator of the Spirit Central World would most likely drop his jaw in shock when he saw this scene.
Just like that, Qin Jue repeatedly condensed the things based on his memory. From the initial blur, as if it had been pixelated, his illusions gradually became clearer and he could start seeing what they were.
Qin Jue was improving at a visible speed.
If it were any other illusionary cultivator, they would have long lost their spirit energy and fainted.
It couldn’t be helped. Being invincible meant that one could do whatever they wanted.
Finally, at a certain moment, Qin Jue suddenly opened his eyes. All the illusions around him immediately distorted at high speed, as if their resolution quality was being updated. They instantly became lifelike, and even their hair, skin, and pores could be seen clearly. They were almost no different from the real thing!
Not only humans, but even fiend beasts were the same. Apart from being several times smaller in size, there was no difference at all.
This was something that even illusionary cultivators above the Saint Stage would find difficult to achieve!
In just half a day, Qin Jue had grasped the supreme pursuit of all illusionary cultivators. It could be seen how terrifying he was.
Of course, this had been largely due to Qin Jue’s complete control of the area thanks to his boundless spirit energy. Otherwise, how could he have lasted so long?
On the empty cliff, as if everything had revived, trees rose from the ground and grew rapidly. In the blink of an eye, they were already more than ten meters tall. All kinds of strange flowers and herbs appeared one by one, as if Qin Jue had suddenly entered a primitive forest.
The fiery sun shone brightly in the sky and now hung above Qin Jue’s head, emitting a dazzling light. Even though there was no temperature, it still made him feel hot.
In an instant, leaves fell and the flowers withered. Many trees bore crystal clear fruits that looked delicious.
Cold wind whistled as snow covered the entire cliff. The whole mountain was wrapped in silver and some of the snow even melted when it fell on Qin Jue.
In the blink of an eye, Qin Jue had already transformed the scenery based on the four seasons. And it was extremely lifelike.
Then Qin Jue transformed many things in his mind with spirit energy, each one vivid and lifelike, no longer as vague as before.
“Hu, I finally succeeded.”
Qin Jue heaved a sigh of relief.
In the eyes of others, this speed might be abnormal, but Qin Jue was still dissatisfied. He was a bit regretful for not having taken advantage of his skills in the past, whether it be weapon forging, pill refinement, or illusions.
In fact, learning to create illusions was only the first step. The most important thing was how to inject the world constructed by illusions into a virtual world and allow it to operate normally.
It had to be said that Ma Huateng was a genius. He had actually thought of such an unbelievable method to combine illusions with the idea of a virtual world to develop a “VR”.
After retracting all the illusions, Qin Jue fell into deep thought again.
Because the Illusionary Time was invented by Ma Huateng, there were no records of it being mentioned in the books. Qin Jue could only rely on his own deduction to create his own Illusionary Time.
Just as Qin Jue was thinking, a pleasantly surprised voice suddenly sounded from the side. “Uncle-Grandmaster, you’re back!”
Qin Jue looked up and found that Luo Weiwei had already ended her cultivation at some point and was looking at him happily.
Qin Jue nodded and temporarily stopped thinking about the illusions.
“Eh, who’s that?”
Luo Weiwei was about to say something when she suddenly noticed Yun Xi who was not far away and was rather surprised.
“Oh, she’s Yun Xi.”
Qin Jue explained, “The human form of Yun Xi.”
“What? Yun Xi took human form?”
Luo Weiwei gaped in disbelief. Shouldn’t Yun Xi be at least level five before she could manifest under normal circumstances? Could it be that Yun Xi was already level five?
Are you kidding me?
As if seeing Luo Weiwei’s confusion, Qin Jue told her about Yun Xi bathing in dragon blood. It wasn’t a secret anyway.
Luo Weiwei suddenly had a realization. If she had followed Qin Jue to the Sacred Land of the Central Continent, she would have also become stronger, right?
Qin Jue thought for a moment but decided not to tell Luo Weiwei about the Pure Yang Sacred Land and the Pure Yang Saint.
This knowledge would only be harmful to Luo Weiwei for the time being. Moreover, with Luo Weiwei’s cultivation talent, she would be able to find out sooner or later. There was no need for him to say anything.
“Uncle-Grandmaster, can you tell me about the Sacred Land of the Central Continent?”
Luo Weiwei said in anticipation.
The Central Continent was considered to be a holy land in the hearts of all the cultivators in the Spirit Central World, and Luo Weiwei was naturally very curious about it.
Qin Jue thought for a moment and recounted his experience in the Sacred Land of the Central Continent, but he chose to skip over the events that happened at the Spirit Clan and the Immortal Sacred Land.
He only talked about the Divine Martial Empire, the Demonic Beast Mountain Range, and the Outer Realm Desert.
After all, those facts were simply too shocking, especially his and Long Zhen’s transmigrator identities. How could Qin Jue reveal any of that to Luo Weiwei?