Chapter 235: Advancement—Inaugural Intermediate Knowledge!
Chinese Kungfu became famous overnight. Many people were feeling restless, be it due to excitement or pride.
Y was a man with real skills!
This night, countless people began thinking of watching Huo Yuanjia after seeing Ye Lingchen’s Chinese Kungfu. That idea was a bit difficult to dispel once it popped up. It would certainly be an exciting martial arts film if Y starred in it!
[I’ll buy tickets to watch Huo Yuanjia tomorrow! I hope the movie won’t let me down!]
[Hahaha, you above me, you’re too slow. I already bought the ticket moments ago just to watch the early morning screening!]
[Dang, from where I come from, Huo Yuanjia’s has too few showtimes. It’s only once a day, so I have to wait.]
[Huo Yuanjia’s rating is a bit low. Those who are going to watch should take that into account.]
[I must watch it because of Y!]
[I’ve watched Huo Yuanjia before and I genuinely recommend it. It’s a really good movie. You won’t regret watching it!]
The internet platform’s openness was undoubtedly manifesting itself then. Chinese Kungfu caused an uproar, engulfing everything like wildfire sweeping across the plains.
This night, similar things happened at various places at the same time.
Guy: I refunded the ticket for I Am Hero and bought the ticket for Huo Yuanjia.
Girl: What?! What’s the meaning of this? Change it back now!
Guy: It’s a disgrace to China when a sissy like Wu Han wants to film a martial arts movie! I want to support Y!
Girl: When was my Hanhan a disgrace? He’s so handsome. Doesn’t Y only know a bit of Kungfu? My Hanhan is the best!
Guy: I will never watch Wu Han’s movie!
Girl: Y dares to look down on my Hanhan, so I must boycott Huo Yuanjia. Not only do will I watch I Am Hero, but I will also buy ten movie tickets for myself to support my Hanhan!
Guy: Diehard fans are just terrifying! Let’s break up. Go and hug Wu Han’s poster for the rest of your life!
Ye Lingchen had an exceptionally good sleep that night.
He woke up early and looked at his popularity value out of habit. At first glance, he froze and rubbed his eyes before finally ascertaining that he was not seeing things.
His popularity value soared inexplicably from over 900,000 to 1,052,793.
It immediately increased by nearly 100,000!
That was…too amazing!
The moment he clicked into Weibo on his mobile phone, it came as no surprise that he was on the trending searches. He was actually first in the trending searches list!
The headline read: “Actor Y’s Chinese Kungfu!”
He read the comments on Weibo and discovered that many people wanted to support Y by watching Huo Yuanjia.
It was completely unintentional, and he was originally cracking his head on how to deal with the Huo Yuanjia situation. Surprisingly, the coincidental circumstances that occurred the previous night managed to create all that free publicity.
His popularity value finally exceeded one million. In other words, did it mean that he was finally able to upgrade his knowledge to an intermediate level?
Ye Lingchen’s heart was getting heated. It thumped frantically and he was very eager to find out.
His basic knowledge had surpassed the limit of ordinary human beings, making him one of a kind in the world. Intermediate knowledge might even enable him to fly.
Without further ado, Ye Lingchen entered the system interface.
There was a total of eight basic pieces of knowledge at the moment, namely:
Bird Language (Basic), Diatribe (Basic), Parkour (Elementary), Transfiguration (Basic), Arhat Fist Force (Basic), Animal Taming (Basic), Dog Language (Basic), Eight Extremities Brute Training (Basic).
Although he only had eight basic skills, it was wrong to say that they were not of help to Ye Lingchen. He could dominate the city with those eight skills alone. If he upgraded his skills from basic to intermediate and finally to advanced, his power would be truly unimaginable.
Let everything begin, then!
Ye Lingchen took a deep breath. His profound eagerness made it hard for him to breathe.
The upgrade to intermediate knowledge had begun!
The yellow glow flickered madly and flashed back and forth among those eight skills. Amid Ye Lingchen’s nervousness was a touch of anticipation.
Finally, the glow stopped at Eight Extremities Brute Training (Basic)!
It was Kungfu that received the upgrade!
Ye Lingchen’s pupil contracted slightly and there was excitement in his eyes.
His love for Kungfu has never once diminished, so much so that he looked forward to it even more over time. He was getting closer and closer to his Wuxia dream!
Along with a shimmering golden light, the word ‘basic’ behind the Eight Extremities Brute Training finally elevated to ‘intermediate’.
In Ye Lingchen’s mind, many more different movements were added on to the original foundations for cultivation. Those movements could be aptly described as grotesque since they practically distorted a person’s body.
As at intermediate, Eight Extremities Brute Training obviously had higher demands on the body compared to when it was at a basic level. Tempering the body had to be done regularly using various items, which would strengthen the body’s muscles and bones. It was even capable of adjusting the muscles autonomously and temporarily change one’s skeletal position.
For example, the power of a person’s punch was only about 100 pounds, but Ye Lingchen was able to gather his entire body’s muscles into his right hand in a peristaltic manner, thus amassing almost all his muscles onto his right hand. That way, his strength could directly increase to 2000 pounds!
Besides that, if anyone tried slashing him with a knife, he could gather most of his muscles at the site of the attack. It may not be completely invulnerable, but it was hardly any different from invulnerability.
Ye Lingchen’s eyes lit up. There was no doubt that it was an intermediate skill, as the improvement was several times more compared to just the basics. An attack that paired the Eight Extremities Brute Training with the Arhat Fist Force could only be described as dreadful—one punch might be enough to crush an entire house!
Since Ye Lingchen was in a foreign nation, he was unable to begin cultivating his new skill. He got out of bed, ate breakfast, then headed to the place where he was supposed to rendezvous with Master Lu.
“Grandmaster Ye.” Lu Tianxiong and Lu Hao were already waiting there since early on. Their tired faces looked somewhat anxious and it was obvious that they did not sleep well the previous night.
While on the way to the casino, Lu Hao opened the door and explained the situation to Ye Lingchen.
There were 58 real estate companies participating in that particular gambling session. 50 of those were local Chinese companies and 8 were foreign real estate companies.
Due to the excellent locations of land that year, many companies sprung a surprise and invited some eccentric gamblers.
“Overseas masters Miyako—the Gambling King’s disciple, and Meng Jiu—the blue-eyed monkey, were invited by previous champion Jin Heng. In addition to those two, Nanshan’s nine-fingered mad gambler came too. Furthermore, there are eight foreign companies, the most ever seen in history. They cannot be underestimated.” Both Lu Hao and Lu Tianxiong made discreet inquires to gather intelligence throughout the whole night. Their mood became more and more solemn once they had a better understanding of the situation.
Ye Lingchen had a calm expression as he listened to everything. He nodded plainly but did not respond.
He had already begun to calculate the price in his mind. There were 58 companies, each of which took out 10 million chips. The total amount to 580 million!
As for winning or losing…
Would a prodigy be afraid of mere mortals?