Chapter 99 - Plum Blossom Divination
“Heh heh, actually nothing much happened also. I only transformed that Little White Dragon’s beautiful clothes to a pile of beggar scraps!” Hong Ying said with devious laughter, “That fellow saw the sword light flashing past him, but he could not block it at all. It scared him to the point he started wailing on the spot. He even almost burst out crying. Heh, it was really fun!”
As Little Fatty heard that, he did not know whether to laugh or cry. He could completely imagine how helpless that poor child was. However, despite being filled with pity he still hurriedly asked, “Then how did you take care of that Peerless Sword Deity?”
“Very sadly, I didn’t manage to take care of him!” Hong Ying helplessly shrugged and said, “The moment he saw the other person’s outcome, he ran away in fear. From that day on, he never dared to even see me! Honestly, I really wanted to have a ‘friendly’ spar with him!”
“Haha, I’m afraid that poor child would not want that! Right, why are you so strong?” Little Fatty could not help but ask in shock.
“Of course!” Hong Ying said with pride, “My parents said that I am almost unbeatable in the younger generation!”
“Almost?” Little Fatty immediately caught the keyword and asked, “Almost means that you’re not the best?”
“Ai yah yah, stupid!” Hong Ying said frustratedly, “It’s Miss Shui Jing, I just can’t beat her! Even though I am one level higher than her! Really, how can there be someone so perverse in the world!”
The moment he heard Shui Jing’s name, Little Fatty’s eyes lit up and hurriedly interrupted, “When I was on my way back, I saw Miss Shui Jing’s battle. She was a Water type magic cultivator, isn’t very strong, and did not have any powerful moves. But she was still able to completely dominate a 13th XianTian Earth magic cultivator! She seemed to be able to predict the future too, what exactly is going on?”
“Although Miss Shui Jing appears to be a Water type magic cultivator, she actually specialises in the Lesser Plum Blossom Divination!” Hong Ying explained.
“Lesser Plum Blossom Divination? What kind of cultivation method is that? It allows her to predict the future?” Little Fatty asked in doubt.
“The Lesser Plum Blossom Divination is able to predict the near future. It is specially used for combat. It can predict the every move of an opponent, completely controlling the tide of the battle. It is said to be very strong!” Hong Ying then added, “I have also sparred with Miss Shui Jing before. But every time I launch an attack, she would have already predicted it. In the end, both my hands and feet were tied. Although a victor was not established, but I know that she did not give it her all!”
“How did you know?” Little Fatty asked curiously.
“Stupid, Miss Shui Jing only defended while she was fighting me and is able to reduce me to such a pitiful state. If she were to attack targeting my weakness, I would definitely be defeated!” Hong Ying said, laughing bitterly.
“You’re saying that she can even predict your weakness?” Little Fatty immediately asked in shock.
“Of course, this is the strongest part about the Lesser Plum Blossom Divination. She is able to calculate your every move and situation. For example, the way you’re going to attack, the way you’re going to dodge, what spell you’re going to use, when you’ll have thoughts of ambush, the weakness in your defense, the weakness in your magical artifact, anything strange about your spell, all your strengths and weakness.” Hong Ying shrugged her shoulders and said, “In other words, she can find out anything she wants just by calculating!”
“Ah, no wonder!” Little Fatty said with enlightenment, “I was wondering how she could use 7 water balls to easily smash the defence of an Earth Divine Armour. So this is the reason! Goodness, if that’s the case, then isn’t she invincible?”
“Of course she can’t be invincible. Although the Lesser Plum Blossom Divination is very strong, there are still flaws within it. It is not perfect and can definitely be broken!” Hong Ying said.
“What flaws?” Little Fatty hurriedly asked, “Will I be able to break it?”
“I don’t know if you are able to break it.” Hong Ying said with deep thoughts, “Ever since I lost to Miss Shui Jing, I went back to ask my mum about it. My mum said that the Lesser Plum Blossom Divination requires a large amount of concentration. Thus, it is very draining during a battle. If you are able to drag out the battle, it may be possible to let Miss Shui Jing lose from fatigue! However, this is obviously something difficult to achieve. The moment Miss Shui Jing calculates your weakness and the percentage of success of different attacks, she can unleash the most effective attack. Such an attack would be an assured hit, and would rarely miss. Thus, unless you are a lot stronger than her, it is almost impossible.”
“Does that mean that she is only able to calculate the moves of a low-grade cultivator but not a high-grade cultivator?” Little Fatty suddenly asked.
“Nope, the Lesser Plum Blossom Divination is able to calculate the moves of any cultivator. Even if my parents were to fight her, she would be able to calculate their moves. But, it would be more difficult to calculate the moves of a high-grade cultivator and would require more concentration and time. In an intense battle, such a method would not be effective. Plus, because of the difference in abilities, even if she could predict the opponent’s moves, she would not be able to defend against them!” Hong Ying said. “With Miss Shui Jing’s standard, she would be able to fight with foundational cultivators with her Plum Blossom Divination. But, if she were to fight with a JinDan cultivator, before she finishes her calculations, she would have been hit already!”
“Even if that’s the case, it is still pretty amazing!” Little Fatty said in deep thought. He then asked curiously, “Right, since there is a Lesser Plum Blossom Divination, doesn’t that mean that there is a Greater Plum Blossom Divination?!”
“Of course, but in the middle, there is a Plum Blossom Divination!” Hong Ying explained, “The Lesser Plum Blossom Divination is limited to predicting the present time, while the Plum Blossom Divination is able to predict everything which happens in the world at that specific moment. As for the Greater Plum Blossom Divination, it is able to predict the cycles of reincarnation. The latter 2 belongs to spells which transcend the mortal world and is rarely seen. Even Miss Shui Jing’s master only knew a small corner of the Plum Blossom Divination. As for the Greater Plum Blossom Divination, it was only something heard in legends. There has been nobody known to cultivate it!”
“Ah, I understand!” As Little Fatty heard that, he said in envy, “This Miss Shui Jing is really lucky. She is actually able to learn a celestial spell as such. If only we could learn it also!”