I Have Awakened The Deduction System - Chapter 392
392 Copying the Formation
“Old Zhao?” Gu Mingzhou shouted at Zhao Qiankun.
Zhao Qiankun would not appear for no reason. Since he had chosen to come out, there must be a reason.
Sure enough, just as Gu Mingzhou was looking at Zhao Qiankun in confusion, the latter suddenly raised his hand, signaling for Gu Mingzhou to keep quiet. Instead, he frowned and looked at the altar.
Gu Mingzhou was in a dilemma.
He desperately wanted to ascend to the heavenly realm, because there were too many reasons for him to go there.
However, he was somewhat resistant to the Floating Jade Island Master’s method, not because of the danger but because of the overbearing and ruthless method.
The method of seizing the tribulation was to help others transcend the thunder tribulation, or to be more accurate, to seize the thunder tribulation of others.
Moreover, there was a domineering suppression formation, which looked simple.
In fact, it was very dangerous. Just by looking at the eighteen charred and unrecognizable corpses, he could guess that it was close to the truth.
The lightning tribulation was targeted.
Since the appearance of the heavenly Dao, all cultivators had been wary of it and could not be provoked.
Anyone who dared to provoke the lightning tribulation would be bombarded by it.
The heavenly Dao was extremely overbearing.
One of its most domineering aspects was that when a cultivator attracted the lightning tribulation, the space enveloped by the lightning tribulation would not allow any living being to appear except the person undergoing the tribulation.
Whether it was intentional or not, it would be seen as a provocation by the lightning tribulation, which would increase the power of the lightning tribulation and destroy all the living beings enveloped by it.
If he was strong enough to withstand the lightning tribulation, this method would naturally work.
However, according to the Floating Jade Island Master’s description and the surrounding charred corpses, the lightning tribulation would become stronger and more terrifying after the tribulation snatching.
How confident were they in choosing this method?
Gu Mingzhou had seen the power of the lightning tribulation before. It was so terrifying that even though he had entered the earth realm, he still had a lingering fear and was not confident that he could survive it.
But there was no other way, so he was conflicted.
Now that Zhao Qiankun had appeared, it was only natural that he wanted Zhao Qiankun’s advice or choice.
However, Zhao Qiankun was fully focused on the complex runes on the altar, leaving Gu Mingzhou to wait quietly.
The runes on the altar were so abstruse that even Zhao Qiankun had to spend the time it took for two incense sticks to burn to read them.
During this time, he even floated around the altar dozens of times before he tiredly retracted his gaze and turned to look at Gu Mingzhou.
“The big bird is right. Using this formation, we can hide the aura of the cultivator undergoing the tribulation and replace him.” Zhao Qiankun said.
“I know that, but…” Gu Mingzhou wanted to say something, but he did not finish his sentence.
He knew that Zhao Qiankun was most displeased with his indecisiveness.
“I know what you’re worried about. You don’t have to worry about this.” Zhao Qiankun did not fly into a rage. Instead, he spoke calmly.
Gu Mingzhou heaved a sigh of relief and nodded.
He wanted to see how Zhao Qiankun would explain himself.
“Do these cultivators who failed the heavenly tribulation have anything in common?” Zhao Qiankun floated into the formation and pointed at the 18 charred corpses.
Gu Mingzhou did not understand what Zhao Qiankun meant. He could only look in the direction pointed by him. His eyes swept over the charred bodies, but he did not find anything.
“From their shattered Dantians, I can see that they’re all in the middle stage of the mortal realm.” Zhao Qiankun explained when he saw Gu Mingzhou shake his head.
“What does this mean?” Gu Mingzhou still did not understand.
“At least you should know that your cultivation is much higher than these people. They can’t pass the lightning tribulation because they are in the stage of guiding the tribulation to temper their bodies.” Zhao Qiankun replied.
“Could it be?” Gu Mingzhou seemed to have caught on to something, but he was not sure.
“It’s because they’re not strong enough, but their realm can only barely withstand the lightning tribulation.” Zhao Qiankun interrupted Gu Mingzhou.
Zhao Qiankun flew out of the altar. The formation was suppressing him, and he did not want to stay any longer.
Gu Mingzhou was completely convinced by Zhao Qiankun’s words.
His words were reasonable and even more convincing than the Island Master of Floating Jade Island. Gu Mingzhou, who was hesitating, immediately made his decision.
He was worried about the method of snatching the tribulation and the damage caused by the person snatching the lightning.
There were many other ways of taking tribulations apart from being forceful and overbearing. There were also many cultivators who were unwilling to undergo the lightning tribulation and were willing to give it up.
Zhao Qiankun was giving them more confidence. “It was a good thing for the cultivators undergoing the lightning tribulation.”
His worries were completely resolved. He decided to learn formations and prepare for the calamity!
He had to go to the heavenly realm.
The formation on the altar was more profound than Gu Mingzhou had expected. With Zhao Qiankun’s help, he could not understand it in a short time.
It was within his expectations.
He had never come into contact with formations, let alone one that was formed by countless complicated runes.
To him, it was like a fantasy, like a heavenly book, difficult to start.
After a discussion with Zhao Qiankun, they finally decided to let Zhao Qiankun copy the altar’s formation.
After they comprehended it, Zhao Qiankun would be in charge of setting up the formation while Gu Mingzhou would seize the tribulation.
However, the main problem was to find a cultivator who was willing to give up the lightning tribulation.
“In fact, it was not difficult. You could simply find a cultivator who was about to break through to the mortal realm and promise him that he would become a cultivator of the mortal realm. Then, you could take his thunder tribulation.”
After the discussion, Gu Mingzhou no longer cared about the altar’s array.
He sat down cross-legged on the empty square, checked on the situation of Master Qin and Jing Wudao, and continued to refine his spiritual energy.
Zhao Qiankun was left behind to circle the altar to observe the formation and copy the runes.
Master Qin’s injuries had started to recover.
Although the situation wasn’t good, it was good news for Gu Mingzhou.
After all, Master Qin had become like this because he had taken the damage for him.
Jing Wudao’s situation was much better.
After Jing Wudao confirmed that Gu Mingzhou was safe and sound, he shifted his focus to Master Qin.
He protected Master Qin every day and provided him with spiritual energy to heal his injuries.
After making sure that Master Qin and Jing Wudao were fine, Gu Mingzhou retracted his spiritual sense.
He was fully focused on copying and studying the runes given to him by Zhao Qiankun.
It was more profound than the altar’s runes, but it could be traced, unlike the altar’s runes, which made him helpless.
However, it was extremely difficult to form a formation.
It wasn’t just because of his cultivation, but also because of his experience and talent.
There was also the restriction of the heavenly Dao of this world.
The maximum power a cultivator could display was at the peak of the mortal realm. Occasionally, people who were ascending would be suppressed and unable to display their full power.
Just like a bottle, if the water was not filled, it would be very difficult for it to overflow.
To reach the earth realm, one had to comprehend heaven and earth.
In this world, the heavenly Dao would not allow cultivators to touch the heaven and earth, so how could they comprehend it?
This was also the reason why the Floating Jade Island Master and the cultivators who had re-cultivated for the second time were so desperate to take part in the tribulation.
After all, not being able to ascend to the heaven realm meant that their cultivation was at most at the earth realm. It would be difficult for them to advance further.
Gu Mingzhou had to study all the complicated runes repeatedly until he was familiar with them and could directly inscribe the ultimate mortal realm.
The entire process was extremely dull and uninteresting, and the failures continued.
The failures continued, but Gu Mingzhou had no choice. He could only keep copying and try to succeed as soon as possible.