Chapter 141: Power of Balance
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Isaiah

Isaiah readied his new weapon in his right hand, a moonlight iron spear which was the prototype for a custom design Aalam was working on for him, and in his left was a matching moonlight iron shield, round with two indents on the sides. Then, when Diana said go, he activated Storm Steps at full power and charged through the air at Epecteos, fully boosted by Dragon Drive and Knight.

At the same time, Epecteos moved like the wind to attack him and Isaiah blocked it with his shield, activating Guardian through the artifact to completely stop Epecteos’s offensive skill. Isaiah then activated Power Attack and Epecteos was forced to bring back his sword to defend, using his earth element stance.

Epecteos was knocked back despite his best efforts and Isaiah pressed the attack, stabbing out two more times in rapid succession, his destruction and speed Laws both infused into his offense thanks to having reached level 6 in the Four Aspect Cycle, the cultivation technique he’d received from Nana Xara after Mila and Aalam did well in the Trial Tower.

The first stab knocked Epecteos’s weapon away and the second stab entered into his teacher’s heart.

“Yeah. That’s just not fair.” Epecteos looked down at his chest as Isaiah removed his spear point, the large wound in Epecteos’s chest almost instantly healing due to Aalam down below on the boat temporarily releasing the soul shackles on his Vitality stat. “I don’t think I can win anymore with my stats the same as yours. That racial ability especially is just unfair.”

It had been a couple years since Isaiah had started training with his teacher, and he had learned so much. At the same time, he had reached max level and was about ready to advance to E rank.

 

Name: Isaiah Gale

Level: 36

Race: Human Form Young Balance Dragon (E-Fabled)

Bloodline: Primordial Chaos Human (Heroic)

Abilities

Dragon Scales (Fabled)

Golden Body (Heroic)

Active Daoist (Legendary)

Dragon Heart (Fabled)

Power of Balance (Fabled)

Human Blood Adaptation (Fabled)

 

Class: Rapid Spear Guardian (F-Legendary)

Skills

Storm Steps (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

Power Attack (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

Guardian (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

Kinetic Senses (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

Dragon Drive (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

Knight (F-Legendary) 100% mastered

 

Laws

Law Larvae:

Storm Speed - Middle

Iron Defense - Middle

Blazing Destruction - Middle

Hydro Healing - Middle

 

Stats

Strength: 2170 (+135.875% + 25% when holding a spear)

Agility: 2170 (+160.875% + 25% when holding a spear)

Endurance: 2170 (+110.875% + 25% when holding a spear)

Toughness: 2170 (+185.875% + 25% when holding a spear)

Vitality: 2170 (+123.375% + 25% when holding a spear)

Perception: 2170 (+310.875% + 25% when holding a spear)

Magic: 2170 (+110.875%)

Spirit: 2170 (+110.875%)

Soul: 2170 (+117.125%)

Aura: 495 (+9.875%) 

Attunement: 492 (+66.125%)

Luck: 507 (+9.875%)

 

Free Stats: 0

 

Soulstructures:

Lower Dantian: 1 Colossal Core Container 

Middle Dantian: 4 Large + 2 Huge Mana Wells

Upper Dantian: 1 Large Mental Forge

 

Uniqueness:

Perception Prince

 

Boons:

Personal Servant of the Heavenly Spark Soul King: Increase the effectiveness of the Soul and Attunement stats by 6.25% and raise affinity with all Laws by 12.5%.

Hunter of Sentients II: Increase the effectiveness of all base stats by 1%

 

After a month of drinking Diana’s blood, his bloodline had advanced, and that had improved his cultivation speed by a huge amount, along with providing a further boost to all his base stats.

 

Primordial Chaos Human (Heroic)

The bloodline of an elite human born from primal chaos

 

Effects:

Increase the effectiveness of all stats by 9.375%

Raise cultivation speed to double that of a Chaos Human’s if your race would make it less

 

His Human Blood Adaptation racial ability had also advanced, now boosting his cultivation speed even more and adding an extra 0.5% boost to all his stats as well. And as a monster, when he’d killed three assassins attempting to murder Diana, he’d gained the Hunter of Sentients II boon, boosting all his base stats by a further 1%.

The true source of the increased stats which had allowed him to overwhelm his teacher, however, was his Power of Balance racial ability.

 

Power of Balance (Fabled): Increase the effectiveness of any stat with the same value as one or more other stats by X times 12.5%, where X is the number of other stats with the same value

 

With Mila’s help acquiring lots of natural treasures to help boost his other base stats to match his Agility, especially his Magic, Spirit, and Soul, all his base stats were further improved by 100%, and the effect of that was huge.

With his greatly increased cultivation speed, he had also managed to purify his body from all contaminants contained in those natural treasures in just a matter of months, so he was now ready to advance.

Smiling, he stepped over and hugged Diana in excitement. Then he rushed down to the boat and opened up the System messages about his advancement options, completely ignoring the first five and selecting the Advanced Balanced Spear Knight class.

 

Advanced Balanced Spear Knight (E-Heroic)

You move like a storm, stab like a wildfire, have the toughness of steel, and can regenerate severed limbs in a matter of seconds

 

Effects:

Increase the effectiveness of all base stats by 12.5%

Increase all base stats by 50% when wielding a spear

 

Skill slots:

6

 

May not learn skills of the following categories:

Crafting

Psychic

 

Stat bonuses per level:

Strength: 120

Agility: 120

Endurance: 120

Toughness: 120

Vitality: 120

Perception: 120

Magic: 120

Spirit: 120

Soul: 120

Aura: 0

Attunement: 0

Luck: 0

 

Requirements:

4 early grade Law Larvae on the paths of Speed, Defense, Destruction, and Regeneration, has the Rapid Spear Guardian (F-Legendary) class, has the Knight (F-Legendary) skill, has spent an average of 106 minutes or more training with the spear every day of his life, has the same value for all base stats

 

The process wasn’t quick, his soul feeling like it was burning up and his entire body feeling tingly, but it was a pleasant type of pain and it lasted for about five hours. Isaiah had his eyes closed throughout the entire time, but when it was done he opened them and looked at Aalam.

“How many of your Laws advanced?”

Aalam held up a hand with four fingers raised and Isaiah just started laughing. Then he checked his status again.

 

Name: Isaiah Gale

Level: 37

Race: Human Form Young Balance Dragon (E-Fabled)

Bloodline: Primordial Chaos Human (Heroic)

Abilities

Dragon Scales (Fabled)

Golden Body (Heroic)

Active Daoist (Legendary)

Dragon Heart (Fabled)

Power of Balance (Fabled)

Human Blood Adaptation (Fabled)

 

Class: Advanced Balanced Spear Knight (E-Heroic)

Skills

Tempest Steps (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

Advanced Power Attack (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

Advanced Guardian (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

Advanced Kinetic Senses (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

Dragon Drive (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

Servant Knight (E-Heroic) 0% mastered

 

Laws

Law Larvae:

Storm Speed - Middle

Iron Defense - Middle

Blazing Destruction - Middle

Hydro Healing - Middle

 

Stats

Strength: 2362 (+147.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Agility: 2362 (+147.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Endurance: 2362 (+122.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Toughness: 2362 (+172.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Vitality: 2362 (+134.875% + 50% when holding a spear)

Perception: 2362 (+322.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Magic: 2362 (+122.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Spirit: 2362 (+122.375% + 50% when holding a spear)

Soul: 2362 (+128.625% + 50% when holding a spear)

Aura: 495 (+9.875%) 

Attunement: 492 (+66.125%)

Luck: 507 (+9.875%)

 

Free Stats: 0

 

Soulstructures:

Lower Dantian: 1 Colossal Core Container 

Middle Dantian: 4 Large + 2 Huge Mana Wells

Upper Dantian: 1 Large Mental Forge

 

Uniqueness:

Perception Prince

 

Boons:

Personal Servant of the Heavenly Spark Soul King: Increase the effectiveness of the Soul and Attunement stats by 6.25% and raise affinity with all Laws by 12.5%.

 

His Hunter of Sentients boon was gone, the boon not something that continued after a rank advancement, and his base improvements to the effectiveness of his Agility and Toughness were slightly less, but overall there was a massive improvement.

Tempest Steps was just like Storm Steps, but a bit more subtle, slightly more focused on sustained speed than rapid bursts. His advancements for Power Attack, Guardian, and Kinetic Senses were just straight up improvements, no real changes other than a higher stat to effectiveness ratio. And Dragon Drive, the only skill to not change its name on advancing grade, offered a higher percentage boost to his base stats than before for slightly less of a health cost.

The most important skill improvement, however, was Knight changing to Servant Knight. With this upgrade, he, like Mila, could receive free stats from the Alvaro siblings, and Aalam’s plan for him was to have all his stats maximized at E rank to allow for an alternate race advancement and D rank class, both of which would improve all his stats instead of just his base stats, something which really seemed to excite his friend.

“Congratulations.” Epecteos, who’d been guarding him with Aalam and Diana as he advanced, gave Isaiah a quick hug.

It was something the man did often whenever he was particularly proud of him, but it still meant the world.

“Yeah. Congratulations.” Diana grabbed his right hand and squeezed, then, letting go, she hurriedly took a few steps back, her face blushing for some reason.

Before he could try and figure out what her problem was, however, Aalam clapped him on the back and looked at Epecteos. “E rank is called the Mortal Shedding stage for a reason, right, so Isaiah’s true hell training starts now?”

Epecteos burst out laughing. “Yes.” Then he looked pointedly at Aalam, smiling a tad predatorily. “And you can look forward to yours as well.”

“Um,” Aalam said hurriedly, moving quickly toward the teleportation platform. “I have to go build something.”

“And I have a meeting I’m late for.”

Diana for some reason also made a quick excuse to leave, and Epecteos burst out laughing again.

“You have a good group, Isaiah.” He turned to look at Isaiah and his tone became more serious. “Make sure you value and protect them.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Alright then.” Epecteos stretched his upper body, drew his longsword, and then summoned two short blades out of his spatial storage ring which started to float around his upper body. “While you were advancing, Aalam loosened my soul shackles to the point that, even with your crazy racial ability, our stats match. Before we were just establishing your foundation. Your true training starts now.”

With that, he took off into the air, and, grinning to himself, Isaiah stepped into the air to follow.


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