An explosion-like sound broke out internally within my body, while the surroundings were still deathly silent.
"Hot … Hot!"
A great wave of heat erupted inside my body, it felt as if my body became a furnace which had a fire surpassing a thousand degrees lighted around it, or even as if someone was cooking me using oxy acetylene flame!
Although I never tried such terrifying flames before, that was what came to my imagination as my brain short-circuited through the heat wave. This was a pain incomparable to weapon energy baptism or cleansing, it surpassed their might by at least 10 folds!
Thankfully, the painful sensation of heat subsided within a few seconds, I panted slowly while welcoming the cold winds that passed through the field.
The first thing I noticed was a think red gel-like matter that almost covered my entire now naked body, as the clothes I wore after the battle ended were already incinerated by the heat.
'Hmmmm...this should by the elemental limiting barrier'
According to most breakthrough experiences that I read through, this was the membrane that limited the continuous accumulation of elements in one's conducting organ, this was one of the various limitations that humanity had, but that only meant that clearing that membrane allows one to advance more as a powerful being and shed away one of the obstacles in his elemental path.
[ Dual-element: 11.01 ( Lightning, Thunder ) ]
The increase caused by using two grade-2 crystals which held at least 0.4~0.5 of elements was as meagre as 0.01, but in fact that small increase was the increase that had the most impact since I started my elemental practice!
Now that the membrane was finally shed, I could feel the elements spreading to the full potential of my cells, though they were only half-full, the elements swam within the whole cells freely.
I suddenly stood up as my body started to light up and…..
I turned into a lightning streak leaving behind thunder roars as I ran through the boss room unhindered!
This was the first elemental might! The body of elements! And that was not all!
The elemental enrichment stage was more or less divided into four layers, firstly, the was the foundational layer which was simply like the step above the firm footing that was built through elemental strengthening and so it didn't grant any actual ability.
The second layer was the initial layer, which was simply the stage of introducing a weak version of the elemental mights provided from the rest of the layers throughout the 2nd stage. However, it only contained 10% of the actual elemental mights. An example of this would be adding a thin stream of elements into my sword attacks that I have used so far.
As for the third layer, the intermedial layer and also my current layer, it was the layer that granted one the first true elemental might, the body of elements, which allows the body to possess the attributes of his element, in fact, elemental physiques were simply pseudo bodies of elements that only possessed 30% of the prowess granted by the actual body of elements!
As such, as tested before, thanks to me reaching the intermedial layer and possessing the dual physiques, I was capable of achieving about 130~140% of the body of elements' prowess, and that was only a rough estimate.
Thanks to that, until I reached the next layer, 'Lightning & Thunder Body art' was now my current strongest ability as the body of elements wasn't something that could be fully displayed using weapons only just yet, contrary to expectations. The might of such body art would be at least thrice as effective when compared to before!
While I obviously wouldn't match the speed of lightning, my speed still grew to 5 times my normal speed and that was without me using my footwork which was unsuited to be used together with my body of elements.
Of course, now that I had already reached the normal limits of 'Swift Steps' and I have obtained my first elemental might, I had to start putting time into practicing the next 'Steps', which was the 'Lightning Steps'!
If even speed which was supposed to the harder to grow had already grown to five fold using the body of elements' raw might, how much would it progress when I started training the 'Lightning Steps'....
- Here is today's chapter I guess...
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