Panshan Town, the Divine Dragon Dynasty.
Outside a restaurant, there were several arguments.
"Hey, come and see who it is. Isn't this the great genius of our Chu family, Chu Xuan?"
A few servants surrounded a fat young master from a rich family and stopped a black-haired teenager with shabby clothes and a wild rabbit in his hand.
"Chu Jiang, what do you want to do?"
Looking at the fat young man's smug face, the black-haired young man, Chu Xuan, couldn't help but frown.
Chu Jiang was the second son of the Chu family's outer court supervisor.
The Chu Clan was one of the four great clans of the Divine Dragon Dynasty.
The territory of the Divine Dragon Empire is tens of millions of li in length. The Chu clan's branches are spread throughout the entire Divine Dragon Empire. The Chu clan that Chu Xuan belongs to is only the main clan of the town. Even so, they can still be considered a top-class tyrant in the town.
Therefore, relying on the fact that his father was the supervisor of the outer court, Chu Jiang had always been arrogant and domineering in Dragon Town. He had done a lot of disgusting things to bully men and women.
Three years ago, when Chu Jiang snatched a girl from the town of Coiling Dragon, he was bumped into by Chu Xuan and dealt with severely. After that, he resolved the problem with Chu Xuan and held a grudge against him.
"What do I want to do? Our great genius, Childe Chu, will also fall into this situation today. He is so poor that he can catch rabbits to live. Can't I have a look?"
Chu Jiang grabbed a hare and sniffed it. He pretended to be disgusted and cursed, "You're so smelly." Then, he threw the hare to the ground.
Chu Xuan's eyes reddened as he growled and suddenly clenched his fists.
In the face of the angry Chu Xuan, Chu Jiang said with a mocking face, "What, do you want to beat me? You are only at the Third Level of the Innate Realm and have no Martial Soul. What can you do to me?"
Hearing this, Chu Xuan's body trembled and a painful look appeared in his eyes.
"Yes, I'm just a good-for-nothing without a Martial Soul."
In this world, martial arts were respected. Martial arts were divided into six realms: Innateness, Qi and blood, True Spirit, Divine Martial Arts, Mountain Moving, and Demigod.
Each realm was divided into nine levels. When a warrior practiced to the sixth level of the Innateness, he or she would get the "heavenly instruction" and awaken the innate power in his or her bloodline, which was the so-called "Martial Soul"!
There were two kinds of Martial Souls, such as a saber, a spear, a stick, and a sword. The Martial Soul could not only make the user command the corresponding weapons like an arm, but also greatly increase the user's destructive power.
A beast-type Martial Soul, such as a tiger, a leopard, and a bear, could allow its user to inherit the beast power in his bloodline and turn into a brave warrior who was half-human and half-beast.
The Martial Soul was divided into nine levels. The first level was the lowest, while the ninth level was the best.
However, a Ninth-Class Martial Soul was just an illusory legend. If he could awaken a Fifth-Class Martial Soul in Dragon Town, he would be called a genius and be valued by his family.
However, Chu Xuan had already reached the sixth level of the Innate Realm at the age of thirteen. He had awakened a seventh-grade White Jade Sword Martial Soul and was known as a peerless genius that appeared once in a century!
At that time, the whole Chu family in Panshan town was shocked. Even the masters in the capital sent people to congratulate Chu Xuan, who regarded him as a future expert seed.
But at that moment, Chu Xuan's father, Chu Tang, and the backbone of the Chu family, were ambushed by their enemies. They were seriously injured and were on the verge of death. The whole Chu family had exhausted all the rare herbs of their whole family, but they were still unable to relieve their injuries. The power of their enemies was completely beyond everyone's imagination.
According to the ancient legends, if there was a trace of life force that was not destroyed and merged with the Natal Martial Soul, within three years, if there was a chance of resurrection, it would wake up.
In the face of his father, who was gradually losing his vitality, Chu Xuan chose to destroy his Martial Soul without hesitation. He infused his Martial Soul into his father's body, hoping that his father could come back to life.
Fortunately, although Chu Xuan was young, he was also a little quick-witted. He knew that he could not spread the news that his father was not dead and let his enemies know. He endured the grief in his heart and buried his father's coffin in the mountain, guarding it day and night in the name of mourning.
However, as the news that Chu Xuan had lost his Martial Soul for no reason spread, the entire Chu family's expression immediately changed.
Not only was the property left behind by his father, Chu Tang, stolen by the elders of the Chu family with all sorts of excuses, but even Chu Xuan himself was rumored to be a cripple who had lost his Martial Soul because he had been punished by heaven. He became the object of ridicule of the Chu family. Even the money of the Chu family's disciples had been deducted. Only his father, Chu Tang, was left with a broken sword.
"No matter what, as long as I can bring my father back to life, what I have done is worth it."
Thinking of his father who was still lying in the coffin, Chu Xuan's eyes became firm again. Ignoring Chu Jiang's provocation, he gritted his teeth and picked up the hare on the ground and said to the shopkeeper of the restaurant, "Shopkeeper Li, please pay for this hare. I'm in a hurry and I'm leaving."
However, the arrogant Chu Jiang slammed his palm on the table and shouted, "Boss, you have to think about it carefully. This guy is wandering around the grave every day. If you keep him, your reputation will be ruined in the future. I promise that no one will dare to come to your house to eat."
In the face of Chu Jiang's obvious threat, Shopkeeper Li didn't dare to resist. He could only salute Chu Xuan with a bitter smile and said, "I'm sorry, little brother. I can't take this wild rabbit of yours."
Chu Xuan, whose chest was stuffy, could only suppress his anger. He picked up two wild rabbits again and turned to leave. Behind him came the mocking laughter of Chu Jiang and the others.
"Humph, you still don't dare to reply. You are indeed a good-for-nothing."
"The genius who used to be known throughout the town has now become such a good-for-nothing."
Chu Xuan's footsteps paused slightly, but he still gritted his teeth and moved forward. Step by step, he returned to the thatched cottage that he had built beside his father's grave. Only then did he sit cross-legged on the ground, feeling a little depressed. He closed his eyes and silently ran his cultivation method to feel the Primordial Qi between heaven and earth.
But his Seven Apertures seemed to be blocked, and he couldn't absorb any pneuma for a long time.
"As expected, I failed again. It's been three years... Ever since I destroyed my Martial Soul, I've never been able to gather my yuan qi. Even my original cultivation has begun to decline." A bitter smile appeared on Chu Xuan's face.
"Speaking of which, these two days should be the day of the Chu family's great exam to awaken their Martial Soul talent."
Thinking of this, Chu Xuan had a complicated look on his face.
Three years ago, he broke through to the sixth level of the Innate Realm at the age of thirteen. He awakened a seventh level Sword Martial Soul and became a favored son of heaven.
However, time had changed. Three years later, he had become a useless person who lived by the side of the lonely grave and no one paid attention to him.
She believed that at the Chu family's Awakening Ceremony, she, who had once been a genius, would become a joke again.
At this time, a flash of lightning suddenly flashed in the originally dark sky and lit up the night sky.
The sound of thunder and lightning rumbling grew louder and louder, and the whole earth shook violently.
A thick bolt of lightning struck the grave of Chu Xuan's father and exploded!
Accompanied by an ear-piercing cracking sound, the tomb gradually cracked, and a faint golden light shone out of the tomb.
"The lightning happened to strike my father's grave?"
The sudden change in the situation in front of him shocked Chu Xuan so much that he immediately stood up.
"Yes, yes! It's been three years. Father must have come back to life!" Chu Xuan's eyes flashed with excitement. Ignoring the shaking ground, he jumped into the grave.
However, the coffin in the ice-cold tomb had long been opened. The corpse of his father, Chu Tang, had long since disappeared. The only thing left in the empty coffin was a jade slip that flickered with a faint golden light.
"Where did father go?" Chu Xuan was stunned. He had never expected such a result. He picked up the golden jade slip and wanted to find some clues in it.
With a bang, the golden jade slip broke into pieces and turned into a miniature golden dragon shadow, flying into Chu Xuan's mind.
Chu Xuan's whole body shook, and he only felt a loud bang in his brain. Suddenly, a strange picture appeared in his eyes.
In the ancient times, in the towering mountain range, a huge figure that was thousands of feet long flew out from the clouds. With a long roar, all the beasts bowed their heads.
The horn was like a deer, the head like a camel, the eyes like a rabbit, the belly like a snake, the scales like fish, the claws like an eagle, the palms like a tiger, and ears like an ox.
With a swipe of his claw, mountains would collapse, and with a sweep of his tail, waves would roar!
In the Archean Eon, the terrifying might of a True Dragon controlling tens of thousands of living creatures poured into Chu Xuan's mind along with the remnants of the divine dragon's will in the jade slip.
At the same time, an incomplete incantation appeared in Chu Xuan's mind.
Chu Xuan said excitedly, "Nine Transformations Divine Dragon Technique! It's the Nine Transformations Divine Dragon Technique!"