486 Breaking Through—Origin Lifeform (Part 1) (2)
The weaker the civilization, the more work the cosmic lifeforms in the civilization typically had to put in. Of course, some planned on migrating to stronger civilizations.
Everyone had their own choices.
“The two of them are about to break through.” Whitejail looked forward to it. “We’ll know who Wu Ming is soon.”
“Becoming an Origin lifeform is only the beginning,” Redmond said with a smile, and the two of them dissipated.
In the past decade or so, Xu Jingming focused on Battle of the Universe’s Apex every day, studying the battle replays, thinking about the other party’s strengths and weaknesses, and constantly perfecting himself.
He was accustomed to this life, and he was a little reluctant to leave the apex journey. However, becoming an Origin lifeform was the most important step on his evolutionary path. He had put in so much effort to take this step.
“Junior Brother Wu Ming.”
“Wu Ming, join us, quick.”
“We’ve been waiting for you.”
When Xu Jingming pushed open the door, he saw Senior Brother Gu Shan, Senior Sister Moyu, Senior Brother Redeye, and the others. Senior Brother Gu Shan and Senior Sister Moyu… Although they had become Origin lifeforms, they were here to participate in the celebratory feast today.
“This is a celebratory feast held for you.” Redeye still looked like a child and was the most hyperactive. “Gu Shan and Moyu have both become Origin lifeforms, so I’m the eldest senior brother of this banquet.”
“Senior Brother Redeye.” Xu Jingming immediately nodded in acknowledgment.
“First, this celebratory feast is to celebrate you becoming first in Battle of the Universe’s Apex. This is the overall first place in the 34 cosmic sectors of the human race. The rest of us have never obtained it,” Redeye praised. “The other is to celebrate your impending advancement to become an Origin lifeform.”
“It’s impressive to be ranked first in the universe.” Moyu sighed.
“You’re clearly the youngest junior brother, but you’re about to become an Origin lifeform.” Monina sighed. “I feel stupid just looking at you.”
“Once you break through, I’ll be the youngest again,” Kabuya said with a helpless smile.
“Junior Brother Wu Ming’s speed of becoming an Origin lifeform is considered the fastest among the entire cosmic human race in this era. It’s best not to compete with him,” Gu Shan said. “As long as everyone can break through before the age of 1,000, you will have already surpassed me.”
“I’m still confident of that.” Monina nodded confidently.
“I don’t.” Redeye curled his lips.
“Shut up.” Monina glared.
Gu Shan glanced at Xu Jingming. “Junior Brother, you’ll break through in a few days?”
“I’ll try it in the virtual world first. Under normal circumstances, I’ll break through in the next few days.” Xu Jingming didn’t hide his plans.
“Gosh, of the eight of us back then, we quickly stopped at the limit of Lv. 8… There will only be five of us left.” Redeye shook his head.
After the celebratory feast, Xu Jingming arrived at his cultivation chamber in the Primordial Research Institute’s virtual world.
“Test mental strength index,” he said.
It had been more than a year since the last test. He could take another round of the test.
However, he kept waiting. He would only carry out the test in the last few days before his breakthrough.
Xu Jingming released his psychic force and struck the wall of the cultivation chamber. Three minutes later, the appraisal results appeared—”Mental Strength: 10352.”
He was a little surprised when he saw the results because the closer one got to 10,000, the slower one’s improvement became. After exceeding 10,000, improvement became harder.
Xu Jingming was still pleasantly surprised to exceed 352 points in one go. From the looks of it, my mental strength has increased quite a bit after my visualization reached the eighth level.
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No matter how much it increased, it only exceeded 10,000 by a tiny bit. This was because the body of a cosmic lifeform limited his mind and consciousness. If he wanted his mental strength to increase greatly, he had to undergo a physical transformation.
It’s time to log off.
After getting an accurate result, he disappeared from the cultivation chamber.
Earth, in Xu Jingming’s house.
“Dad, you’re only done now? Did you watch the competition?” Xu Lixing immediately asked when she saw Xu Jingming walk down the stairs. “Battle of the Universe’s Apex, Wu Ming versus D’Wayvan!”
“I watched the replay.” Xu Jingming nodded.
“Wasn’t it exciting?” Xu Lixing’s eyes lit up. “That D’Wayvan was previously far in the lead. Some of the people ranked second and third in the universe were quickly dispatched by him. There’s no doubt that D’Wayvan is strong, and Wu Ming was at a disadvantage when fighting him, but there was a huge reversal in the battle. Wu Ming won!”
“Sit down,” Li Miaomiao urged. “Look at you—all thrilled from watching the competition.”
“He’s my idol after all.” Xu Lixing felt mixed emotions. “Moreover, this is his last battle in his journey to the apex. It will be difficult to see him live-stream again in the future. I wanted to tip him, but unfortunately, he turned off the tipping function.”
“I even had the urge to advertise him once across the platform, but each advertisement costs 100 million cosmic dollars.” Xu Lixing shook her head. “I thought about it and couldn’t bear to.”
“If you were to spend 100 million at once, you’d be a prodigal daughter,” Li Miaomiao said. “Is earning money easy? Did you rely on your status as the young leader of Blood Rain World’s Iron Saber Gang or the foundation your father built up to save up that bit of money? Without your father, you probably wouldn’t have earned 100 million in Blood Rain World with your middling skills.”
“I understand, I understand. Mom, there’s no need to continue.” Xu Lixing hurriedly said, “I didn’t spend any money. I was just thinking about it.”
“It’s not easy for Earthlings to earn money,” Li Miaomiao reminded. “We have to consider how our civilization is in everything.”
“Mom, stop lecturing me. I understand.”
Xu Lixing immediately gazed at her father. “Dad, how did you feel after watching the competition? Was Wu Ming very impressive?”
“Very.” Xu Jingming nodded.
“Sigh, it’s rare for me to stan an idol. It’ll be hard to see him again in the future,” Xu Lixing commented.
“There will be a chance.” Xu Jingming smiled. “The future is unknown. Everything is possible.”
Xu Lixing nodded and didn’t say anything.
Once Wu Ming didn’t live-stream, she felt the increasing distance from him.
“Miaomiao, let’s have lunch quickly. I still have to go online and get things done after lunch,” Xu Jingming said.
“You’re busy all the time. Learn to relax and rest. Cosmic lifeforms have thousands of years of life, so you have to strike a work-life balance.” Li Miaomiao got up and arranged for Five to prepare lunch.
No matter how cautious an Origin lifeform was, this was a huge node in the evolutionary path. If he failed, his body would completely collapse, and he would die. Therefore, Xu Jingming was very cautious and tried to break through in the virtual world every day.
In the blink of an eye—three days later, on the afternoon of June 21, 2112.
In the virtual chamber.
Xu Jingming stood in it and said, “Cut off all contact with the outside world. I can’t be disturbed during my breakthrough.”
“Yes, Master.” The Primordial Battle Armor’s AI also knew that the critical moment had arrived. “I’ll do my best to shield off any interference.”
Xu Jingming calmed down.
In the past three days, I’ve broken through ten times a day in the virtual world. I summarized my experiences and succeeded every time for 30 times. Moreover, it became easier with every try. Xu Jingming was very confident.
When attempting a breakthrough in the virtual world, he stumbled for the first time and still relied on his mental strength to succeed. It became even easier after gaining plenty of experience.
Now, let’s begin breaking through in reality. Break through to become… an Origin lifeform! Xu Jingming’s eyes burned.