Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Under normal circumstances, if a cultivator wanted to become a weapon forger, besides needing the strength of an Earth Stage or above, he would have to be taught by a master teacher and learn the basic knowledge for a few years. After that, he would slowly comprehend the rune markings and grasp the profundities within until he became proficient.
Even geniuses would usually need a few months before they were able to start forging.
Therefore, no matter where one was, the status of a weapon forger was extremely high. A high-level weapon forger could even increase the strength of a faction by several times.
Except for the last time when he was refining the “AK-47”, Qin Jue had almost never come into contact with weapon forging, let alone learning the basics for several years. Therefore, he could only skip this process and perform the most difficult rune outline.
Although “Book of Dao Runes” had become a common commodity, the Five Elements Formation was still the first rune markings to have the five elemental attributes. Compared to the low-level runes used when Qin Jue refined his AK-47, it was many times more complicated.
Of course, Qin Jue also had an overwhelming advantage, which was that his spirit energy was endless. He didn’t even need to worry about failure because even if he failed, he could still use his divine ability to forcefully erase and then start anew.
With this thought in mind, Qin Jue began to outline the Five Elements Formation.
As expected, he failed the first time.
Perhaps it was because Qin Jue was too strong, but even though he failed, the runes still covered the body of the Gatling gun, plating it with a layer of silver, which reminded him of a game he had played in the past.
But it wasn’t a complete failure, because Qin Jue had completely outlined the Five Elements Formation. Only the earth and wood augmentation runes hadn’t activated.
After seriously thinking for a moment, Qin Jue wiped off the runes on the gun and started again.
The second time, Qin Jue still failed, but the earth augmentation runes were successfully activated, leaving only wood.
As the saying went, if you shot for the moon, even if you missed, at least you would land among stars.
Qin Jue shook off his previous thoughts and became even more focused.
After an unknown period of time, along with a faint sound, the weapon shook slightly and then emitted a dazzling light. Qin Jue had finally activated all the attribute runes!
And the moment he finished, the spirit energy between heaven and earth suddenly and crazily gathered towards the Gatling gun, giving him a fright.
What was going on?
The book did not say that such a thing would happen.
Fortunately, he had set up a barrier in advance and did not affect the young girl who was cultivating.
Under Qin Jue’s astonished gaze, more and more spirit qi gathered and poured into the Gatling gun. As this spirit qi poured in, the bright silver lines gradually turned golden!
Weren’t golden runes the symbol of a spirit artifact of the Supreme Stage and above?
There were different grades of spirit artifacts, and rune markings were naturally no exception. Among them, silver-colored markings were called “silver runes.” Even the highest grade silver runes could only be refined into Heaven Stage spirit artifacts.
On the other hand, golden rune markings were called “golden runes”, and they could become spirit artifacts of the Supreme Stage and above. Not only were their attributes greatly enhanced, they were even capable of condensing the energy of the heavens and the earth.
For example, Wei Longtao who had utilized the Death Spirit Ring and Absolute Defensive Barrier before he died was clearly only at the middle-phase of the Heaven Stage, yet he was able to surmount a realm and rival a Supreme Stage expert. This obviously showed how formidable golden runes were.
However, golden runes were extremely rare, and most of them had been lost. They were extremely difficult to master, and only a few high-level weapon forgers knew how to make them. Therefore, every weapon forger who could refine a Supreme Stage spirit artifact had a status that was not inferior to a Legendary Stage expert.
Qin Jue was somewhat stupefied. He hurriedly picked up the “Book of Dao Runes” and took a look.
Right, the Five Elements Formation were only silver runes and couldn’t even be considered top-notch among silver runes!
So… what was going on?
Did the Five Elements Formation level up on its own?
The problem was, if the Five Elements Formation could level up on its own, why was it considered a common item?
Besides, the streamer he was watching just now didn’t get the same result.
Without waiting for Qin Jue to figure it out, the entire Gatling gun had already turned golden. If it was placed in the game, it would definitely be another expensive item that required real money to unlock.
This somehow reminded Qin Jue of the fear of being dominated by a penguin in his previous life.
When the Gatling gun completely turned golden, the spirit qi between heaven and earth gradually calmed down.
Qin Jue looked at the golden Gatling gun in front of him, not knowing what to do for a moment.
This was probably the most luxurious golden-runed spirit artifact in the history of the Spirit Central World, right?
Qin Jue clearly remembered that whether it was the Death Spirit Ring or the Absolute Defensive Barrier, there had only been one golden rune. Therefore, his creation was simply worlds apart.
“Uh… Did I unintentionally forge a divine artifact?”
After a long while, Qin Jue composed himself and picked up the golden Gatling gun, preparing to test its power.
On second thought, what if the power was too great and blew up the entire Xuanyi Mountain Sect?
Left with no choice, Qin Jue could only execute his teleportation divine ability and change location.
In the next second, he appeared in a vast wilderness. The spirit energy here was exhausted, and resources were scarce. Not to mention a village, there was not even a shadow of a person.
Qin Jue raised the Gatling gun and aimed it at a distant mountain peak. Then he circulated his spirit energy and lit up the runes.
To be safe, Qin Jue didn’t activate the five-elemental-attributes augmentation and only lit up one-tenth of the runes.
Da da da!
The six barrels spewed out dazzling blue light as they spun rapidly; the light beams landed on a distant mountain peak.
In an instant, countless rocks cracked, and a terrifying spirit energy storm swept out, with the mountain as the center. Furthermore, it continued to spread outwards. The mountain, at the center of the impact, instantly turned into ashes as it was devoured by heaven and earth.
“Damn, so powerful?”
Stunned, Qin Jue hurriedly stopped shooting and retreated.
The explosion lasted for almost a minute, forming a huge mushroom cloud as it shook the surroundings.
When the dust and smoke dissipated, it was not only the mountain peak, but even the entire mountain range had been razed to the ground, which had been gouged out by more than ten meters.
This power was almost comparable to the full-power attack of a Legendary Stage expert!
And this was only lighting up one-tenth of the runes!
If he lit up all of them or activated the five elemental attributes, the damage would be unimaginable.
Fortunately, Qin Jue had changed to this place in advance. Otherwise, the Xuanyi Mountain Sect would have disappeared.
“As expected of a gold-plated Gatling gun!”
Qin Jue smacked his lips in satisfaction.
He didn’t think that he would be able to casually forge a divine artifact that surpassed a Supreme Stage or even a Legendary Stage cultivator. If those weapon forgers who had researched for over a hundred years and could only refine Earth Stage or Heaven Stage spirit artifacts were to find out, who knew how they would feel about this.
However, although this gold-plated Gatling gun was powerful, it was also an out-and-out spirit-energy black hole. According to Qin Jue’s deduction, even a legendary Stage expert would not be able to use it unless they had infinite spirit energy like him.
“Almost time to go back.”
After testing the power of the gold-plated Gatling gun. Qin Jue once again teleported and disappeared from the wilderness.
Not long after he left, two figures in ragged clothes and dust rushed out from the ruins below. Their auras were incomparably weak.
The two of them looked at each other, then at their surroundings, their faces full of confusion.
“What just happened?” one of them said with a muddled voice.
“I don’t know, but… I think we’re saved.”