Since the ore would no longer be provided in the future, the next thing to consider was not the weapon level of the passer-by, but the martial artist's comprehension of the weapon in his hand.
It was written on the stone stele that when the entrance challenger saw the stone stele, it meant that the entrance challenger had already been defeated. The puppet controlled by the Heart Demon Heavenly Mirror also meant that the entrance challenger and his weapon had reached a deeper level of tacit understanding.
The more tacit a martial artist and a weapon were, the easier it was to produce a weapon spirit. Thus, the master of this layer gave seven soul stones and refined them together to form a weapon spirit.
After reading this, Xiang Nan felt guilty. He was not the puppet that he had defeated because of his tacit understanding with the weapon. Instead, he had speculatively used the Unparalleled Tribulation Finger.
"It says there are a total of seven soul stones, which means there are six more puppets behind us. Let's continue." Meng Die said excitedly.
"But … I haven't been able to form a strong tacit understanding with weapons." Xiang Nan sighed. If he had the Black Lin Saber in his hand, he would definitely be able to break through. However, he had the Dragon Blood Saber he had just obtained.
Meng Die said, "Comprehending weapons requires years of accumulated experience. A martial artist has to fight alongside his weapon."
"The master of this floor wants you to stay here and fight against the puppets, so as to improve your tacit understanding with the weapons. However, we don't have that much time to waste here."
"If you want to cultivate tacit understanding, you can also cultivate it in the outside world to fight against enemies."
"You're right. We can only do this first." Xiang Nan grasped his saber and walked down the stairs.
The second puppet was still holding a high-grade Earth Weapon, but its Yuan Qi was already stronger than Xiang Nan's! This meant that Xiang Nan had to use a higher degree of tacit understanding in order to defeat it.
Xiang Nan did not hesitate at all.
The puppet also released its Tribulation-free Finger, but in the end, it shook itself to death.
As a result, Xiang Nan obtained the second soul stone, along with the Heavenly Grade Weapon Forging Technique-Intermediate Grade.
By the third puppet, the strength of the puppet's Yuan Qi was already astonishing, surpassing Xiang Nan's by nearly 30%!
When Xiang Nan released the Phaseless Tribulation Finger, the puppet no longer used the Phaseless Tribulation Finger foolishly. It actually dodged.
Unfortunately, the speed of the Phaseless Tribulation Finger was too fast, hitting the puppet in an instant, causing its realm to drop drastically.
Thus, Xiang Nan discovered an even weirder scene. The strength of the puppet's Yuan Qi wasn't reduced by the scope of the first level, but by the fourth level!
The puppet was instantly so weak that Xiang Nan was stunned for a moment. He rushed forward and slashed the puppet to death.
"What's going on?" Xiang Nandaqi.
Meng Die thought for a moment and said, "Do you remember what I told you earlier? The puppets and monsters here are all self-adjusting after detecting the realm of a passer."
"Your Phaseless Tribulation Fingers should have lowered their cultivation by one level, but because their own Yuan Qi is more than four times stronger than yours, it's the strength of a Heavenly Tribulation Realm expert's Yuan Qi."
"So if you point, they will fall to the fourth level."
The puppet itself did not have a realm, but the Yuan Qi in its body was injected by a Heavenly Tribulation Realm expert.
"My god." Xiang Nan's eyes widened. "The Tribulation-free Finger has such a miraculous effect here. Isn't it like adding wings to a tiger?"
If Xiang Nan continued to charge forward, each puppet's Yuan Qi would be stronger than the previous one.
However, Xiang Nan didn't care about 3721. He used his Phaseless Tribulation Finger to directly knock the puppet down to the 4th level, and then slashed it with his saber.
By the time the seven puppets were all killed, the Weapon Refining Technique Xiang Nan had obtained was already the Profound Grade Weapon Refining Technique-Beginner Grade.
Weapons are classified as Mortal, Spirit, Earth, Heaven, Dao, Profound, and God.
Throughout the contemporary era, even the most supreme Royal Weaponry Refiners in the entire The Haotian Empire could only forge Profound Grade Elementary Grade weapons! No matter how high the refining methods were, they would not be able to grasp them.
And the Weapon Refining Art that Xiang Nan had obtained at this moment had actually allowed him to become one of the top Weapon Refiners in an instant!
Of course, Xiang Nan was much weaker than a top Royal Artificer in terms of skill and experience, but at the very least, his knowledge of artificing was on par with that of a top Royal Artificer.
"Ha, my good brother, even if you no longer possess martial arts strength, you are still a good seedling of a top artificer. No matter where you go, it will be very popular." When Meng Die saw how outstanding her man was, she also became happy.
"I'm still a long way from being a top artificer. Without decades of experience in artificing, I wouldn't dare to call myself that." Xiang Nan shook his head with a smile and arranged seven soul stones in front of him.
Xiang Nan said, "I have gathered all seven soul stones, but my tacit understanding with the weapon is not enough. It seems that I can't use them now."
"Something's wrong." Dream butterfly blinked her eyes. "Your weapon itself has a'spirit '. Have you forgotten? There's a drop of dragon blood in it."
"A dragon is the highest spirit in the world. A drop of its blood is no joke."
"That's right! How could I forget about this?" Xiang Nan slapped his forehead and hurriedly walked to the smelting furnace beside him.
This smelting furnace was used to temper the spirit of the artifact by those who had broken through. The shape of this furnace was completely different from other smelting furnaces. It was extremely peculiar.
Xiang Nan threw the Dragon Blood Saber and seven soul stones in and began to temper it with the Cosmos Imperial Fire Technique.
Soul stones could not increase the grade of a weapon, but they could temper the spirit of a weapon.
Weapons with a Weapon Spirit and weapons without a Weapon Spirit were not of the same level.
Under the burning of the Five Elements Flame, the seven Soul Stones turned into liquid and merged into the Dragon Blood Saber.
Xiang Nan carefully controlled the flames, and seven hours of refining passed.
Just as Xiang Nan thought that he had failed and was about to let go, a dragon roar that shook the heavens and earth suddenly came from the furnace!
"Ah!" Xiang Nan's pupils constricted, and he actually saw the shadow of an azure dragon soaring into the sky from the smelting furnace!
The enormous Azure Dragon was over five thousand meters long!
The entire Azure Dragon circled under the dome and slowly trembled. A pair of dragon eyes looked down.
Both Xiang Nan and Meng Die were so scared that their faces turned pale. They actually discovered that they had already knelt on the ground at some unknown time. Even they did not realize this action.
That was just the phantom image of an azure dragon! The Azure Dragon phantom only came from a drop of dragon blood.
However, Xiang Nan discovered that the Azure Dragon phantom seemed to be enduring some great pain.
"It's going through a lightning tribulation!" The Dream butterfly screamed, "That drop of dragon blood was left behind by the Azure Dragon during the tribulation, so it still retains the painful memories of the tribulation."
"Good brother, hurry up! Crossing the tribulation with it! You must share the tribulation with it before you can obtain its recognition. Only then will it be willing to become your artifact spirit!"
However, Xiang Nan was shocked, "I... How can I cross the tribulation with it? I don't know what to do."
At this moment, Xiang Nan suddenly felt a powerful attraction coming from the soul stone. Immediately after, Xiang Nan felt his soul being drawn out and engulfed by the Azure Dragon phantom.