Chu Shen’s Records
Chu Shen has luckily wrote down all of the notes from his class along with any interesting facts he has picked up. As he discovers more he will write down more notes.
Cultivation Stages Chu Shen knows are separated into 4 realms. The Mortal Realm, Martial Realm, Natural Realm, and Universe Realm.
Inside the realms there are different stages, each stage also has 10 levels. There are a 8 Major Meridians and inside the meridians is a total of 10 blockages resulting in 10 levels. When the 10th has been cleared the meridian or stage has been mastered. This ranking system was adopted to the other stages as well.
Included are the different signs of being in that stage. Emperor stage is unique in that an addition meridian is needed to break through from level 5 to level 6. Almost any meridian can be cleared in any order. However the first meridian is always the outer meridians. The outer meridians is unlike the other Major Meridians. It is a series of small meridians that must be unblocked. These small meridians also have 10 blockages.
(Mortal Realm: Body Strengthening and traces of Qi)
Man: Characterized by Qi being present in body
Tiger: Characterized by amount of Qi being present in body and dantian
Dragon: Characterized by amount of Qi being present in body and dantian
(Martial Realm: Qi manifestation and unlocking meridians)
Student: Working on 1st major meridian, the outer meridians
Practitioner: Unblocked 1st major meridian, working on 2nd.
Scholar: Unblocked 2nd major meridian, working on 3rd
Warrior: Qi in dantian turned to liquid, unblocked 3rd meridian, working on 4th
Army: Unblocked 4th meridian, working on 5th.
King: Unblocked 5th meridian, working on 6th.
Emperor Level 1-5: 6th meridian done, working on 7th.
Emperor Level 6-10: 7th meridian done, working on 8th
(Natural Realm:Meridians unlocked and access to natural laws)
Earth: Has unlocked Elemental affinity, ???
(Universe Realm: Unknown)
Ratings for Pills and Weapons Chu Shen knows
Pills and weapons are separated into Tiers and inside those Tiers are grades. Grades are 1-10 just like cultivators. Included is cultivation stages that these would be suitable for.
(Mortal Tier: Weapons with 0-1 Star inscriptions, Pills with appropriate energy)
Low-Tier any grade: Man Stage
Middle Tier any grade: Tiger Stage
High-Tier any grade: Dragon Stage
(All Further Tiers are unknown at this time)
The soul is what allows martial artists to control Qi, geniuses have faster soul growth than others. The soul grows fastest in the first 20 percent of a martial artists life. As a martial artist becomes more accomplished in their cultivation their lifespan increases, letting them extend their souls growth rate.
If a person has more Qi inside their body than their soul can handle, it can become loose and destroy their internal organs or even their cultivation. This is a side effect from raising cultivation through artificial means.
Mental demons or shock may affect a cultivators soul. As a result, most cultivators try to be true to themselves.
The only way to cultivate the soul is by learning, fighting, or surviving life-or-death trials. Because of digesting the soul of the plant when eating some medicines, it can result in growth of the soul. However stabilization of the current cultivation is needed to make the soul their own. Also works with powerful pills and beast spirits. Dangerous because if the soul fragments are too powerful it can even kill the cultivator.
Voids Hand: A mysterious glove that was passed down from patriarch to patriarch. Inside is the library that can be shared with anyone. Anybody that tries to tell someone about the technique they learn from the library will instantly forget. This is also where the soul of Master Ti Wu lives in.
Mirror of The Void: A robot Chu Shen has created for the tournaments in Arc 2. Comparable to a
Spider of a Thousand Tricks Necklace: A necklace that creates a cocoon of silk around the cultivator. If penetrated the cultivator will be randomly teleported to a location within a thousand miles. Works 3 times a week before needing to be recharged.
Spatial Ring: A ring that contains a small pocket dimension
Living Steel Hammer: An as of yet unnamed hammer that was gifted to Chu Shen by Master Lang. It contains 2 inscriptions that allow the hammer to change it’s weight and allow easier channeling of Qi.
Realms: Different Dimensions that may have different universal laws or the same laws.
Heavenly Treasure Pavilion: A mysterious pavilion that leads to a pocket dimension/realm. The Chu Sect was using this to test their disciples. Inside are Pagoda’s that contain many weapons. The Pagoda’s are separated into realms.
Blacksmith: Forges weapons
Inscription Master: Lays inscriptions on weapons, giving them special effects.
Artificer: Combination of blacksmithing and Inscription master.
Array Master: Lays down arrays that can have special effects on the surrounding world.
Hyperspace: Means of faster than light travel inside the Sci-Fi realm
Beast Core: A beast’s version of a dantian. The outside of the beasts dantian is formed of solid material, usually crystal. It contains the beasts Qi inside it. As a result, if a beast is killed before it wastes it’s Qi in defense, it will have more energy than one that doesn’t.
Artificers are ranked according to the highest star array they can assimilate into a weapon they have forged. Inscription masters are ranked by the highest star array they can assimilate into a weapon. Blacksmiths are separated into the highest Tier weapon they can forge.
Chu branch sect Misty Pass: Chu Shen’s hometown. A small out of the way town on the border of the forest.
Majestic Sword Academy: A prestigious school that trains students run by the Chu Sect. Unlike other schools this one is available to all those who are talented and not just nobles. Outstanding students may be invited to join the Chu Sect by the teachers.
Realms visited so far
Chu Shen’s home realm
Heavenly Treasure Pavilion pocket realm
Thanks to 123isme for suggesting to Chu Shen to release his notes to the public.