Within the Desolate Universe one can find three central classes of cultivation: Fiendgod Body Refining, Ki Refining, and Heartforce Cultivators.
By ascending through the many ranks/stages/realms/levels, you gain access to a myriad of gifts and abilities; God-like strength and regenerative powers, manipulating countless treasures, and many other mystical arts.
Ki refining Edit
Ki Refining involves refining the Elemental ki in ones body and eventually establishing a Zifu thus allowing them to control elemental Ki, create Artifact, control magic treasures and utilize magical formations.
Training involves mold the Zifu and later Dan Tian and depends on both ones own insight into the Dao and absorbing enough elemental essence although this can also be sped up by using liquefied elemental essence in order to avoid having to slowly gather it yourself.
Fiendgod Body Refining Edit
Fiendgod Body Refining requires training the body in order to acquire boundless strength, heightened senses, and even the ability to regenerate from a single drop of blood.
The source of a Fiendgod Body Refiner's might is divine power, which the cultivator will continuously refine as they grow stronger. Divine Power also allows one to utilize all sorts of divine abilities.
The Stages of Training Edit
The refinement of Ki (see below) and the Fiendgod Body Refinement (also below) are divided into ten stages, with the immortal level Fiendgod Body Refiners being viewed has more powerful than Celestial Immortal stage Ki Refiners with 2nd or 3rd tier Jindan and has as powerful as Celestial Immortal Ki Refiner with 1st tier Jindan.
As they progress from the Void to the next stage the Celestial Tribulation will fall and if they pass they may move on to the next stage, but they are to fail but manage survive they instead become a Loose Immortal.
Ki Refining Stages Edit
Body Refining Stages Edit
1 - Houtian
3 - Zifu Disciple
4 - Wanxiang Adept
5 - Primal Daoist
6 - Earth Immortal
7 - Empyrean God
8 - True God
9 - Elder God
10 - Chaos Immortal
10 - World God
11 - Samsara Dao Lord
The stage which all humans, animals and most monsters are born at, with human life spans at this stage being roughly only 100 years, some Fiendgod Refiners at this stage can reattach severed limbs.
Requires one to either be naturally birthed by the heavens (in the case of Fiendgods, Devas & Asuras) or to train ones body to be akin those born from the heavens, xiantian lifeforms souls become powerful enough to give them a photographic memory.
Monsters who have trained beyond the Houtian level are thereafter referred to as Diremonsters, humans at this stage will have a lifespan of approx 200 years with Diremonsters having as much as a thousand years in comparison.
Fiendgod Body Refiners at this stage can regrow severed limbs and will manifest abilities associated with the technique they train in, for example belching hellfire for the [Calamity Fiend] technique or controling fire and water for the [Crimsonbright Diagram of the Nine Heavens] technique.
Zifu Disciple / Violet PalaceEdit
Ki Refiners must first establish their Zifu (the "Violet Palace") in their dantian to reach this stage, the Zifu serves as their foundation and if the quantity of elemental essence absorbed at this stage is insufficient it can be difficult to train to the following stages.
Fiendgod Body Refiners at this stage gain the ability of blood drop rebirth allowing them to revive themselves from a single drop of blood, even if their head is crushed, they also can at this stage begin training in some Divine Abilities.
Zifu disciples have souls powerful enough for them to split their mind in two and have usually reached the One with the World level of insight. Human's at this stage posses lifespans of 500 years.
The Three Calamities and Nine TribulationsEdit
After becoming a Zifu disciple those who were not naturally born as a xiantian lifeform will begin to experience the Three Calamities and Nine Tribulations, every three hundred years they will receive a minor tribulation and every nine hundred a major tribulation, thus the saying ‘Three centuries a calamity, nine centuries a tribulation, calamities are easy to avoid, but tribulations are hard to escape!’.
These tribulations will continue until the individual advances to a peak level void Immortal and passes their heavenly tribulation thus becoming a Celestial Immortal or Empyrean God. But if they fail their tribulation survive and become a Loose Immortal the tribulations will still continue until they die.
Wanxiang Adept / Myriad ManifestationsEdit
Ki Refiners begin to create within their Zifu manifestations of the stars, moon and the sun, the more natural essence absorbed in the preceding stages the better the level of the manifestation that can be achieved. Life span goes up to 800 years.
A sea of stars in the sky Edit
The Zifu has a manifestation of the stars in the night sky, this level of manifestation is the minimum required to become an Wanxiang adept if it cannot be achieved then it is impossible to breakthrough.
Bright moon shining in the sky Edit
The second level of manifestation, capable of training to the level of an immortal.
A sea of stars, the bright moon and the sun in the sky Edit
Is considered to be the best result, and if the Jade Rabbit and the Golden Crow manifest it is a perfect foundation.
Wanxiang adepts have souls powerful enough to utilize Divine will (move things through the strength of their soul) and will have generally reached the True Meaning of the Dao level of insight into the Dao. Human Wanxiang adepts can live for 800 years while Dire Monsters at this stage can live for ten thousand years.
Primal Daoist / Primal Edit
Upon becoming a primal daoist one will cease aging, instead having an eternal lifespan.
When breaking through to the primal stage ones soul will leave their sea of consciousness and merge with their body (in the case of a Fiendgod Body Refiner) or with a Primal Turtlesnake manifestation in their Zifu (Ki Refiners), these will then help nurture the soul causing it to rapidly increase in strength.
Ki Refiners at this stage can utilize the primal fire generated from the Primal Turtlesnake in their Zifu, while Fiendgod Body Refiners can create clones due to their souls now being fused with their bodies.
A primal daoist's soul will be powerful enough to open the eye of heaven and manifest Divine sense, this allows them to see the karmic merit of an individual, they will also most often be at the Dao Domain level of enlightenment into the Dao.
Earth Immortal or Loose Immortal / Void Edit
Can be referred to as a ‘Land Immortal’, or ‘Earth Immortal’.
In the peak of the Void stage, a Heavenly Tribulation will test them, if they fail, then either they will die and their Spirits will be extinguished or if an Immortal's Body is destroyed but manages to escape with his soul, then he will become a ‘Loose Immortal’, whose power is the same as Earth Immortals but cannot advance any further.
Ki refiners at this stage will develop a golden lotus on the back of their primal Turtle-Snake within their Zifu Region at this stage and as they progress through the void stage the lotus will develop until after surpassing the heavenly tribulation where it will give birth to the Jindan.
Celestial Immortal (Ki Refiners only)Edit
When reaching this stage one can be considered to have ascended beyond the Three Realms and no longer be formed from the Five Elements and the Three Calamities and Nine Tribulations will cease.
A Celestial Immortals soul will after the tribulation fully fuse with the Primal Turtlesnake and their zifu region becoming a Jindan, afterwards they will manifest 'Coresense'.
Must have comprehend an entire dao-path in order to undergo the heavenly tribulation and be able to reach this level.
The nature of the jindan reflects upon the power of the celestial immortal :
- Class 3 jindan : achieved by absorbing energy from the world. Can be upgraded to class 2 using secret methods
- Class 2 jindan : achieved by absorbing energy from treasures .Slightly weaker than Empyrean gods but outclasses normal celestial immortals
-Class 1 jindan ; A world god or a chaos immortals is needed to help create this jindan. Earth Immortals need to absorb energy from the World gods or chaos immorals chaos world. Earth Immortals that have absorbed the energy from a world god or a chaos immortal have celestial tribulations that are as strong as the celestial tribulation for Void Immortals. Celestial Emperors with first class Jindans have the same strength as empyrean gods.
True Immortal of Pure Yang (Ki Refiners only) Edit
The stage after Celestial Immortal, True Immortals of Pure Yang and are often referred to simply as True Immortals. To reach this stage you must have completely comprehended both a grand dao and a lesser dao belonging to each of the five elements (water, fire, wood, earth and metal), this will allow you to fuse the five elements within the Jindan and connect oneself to the essence of Heaven and Earth itself, the Jindan will then evolve and transform into a Pure Yang Jindan, creating Pure Yang power and allowing one to become a true Pure Yang True Immortal.
Empyrean God (Fiendgod Body Refiners only)Edit
When void level Fiendgods overcome the Celestial Tribulation they will become an Empyrean God. Also you need to master an ordinary dao and use that dao as a core of your divine body. The power of the 81 lighting strikes determine the power of the divine body.
True God of Primordial Chaos (Fiendgod Body Refiners only)=Edit
The stage after Empyrean God for Fiendgod Body Refiners. In this level you need to master a grand dao and use that grand dao as a core of the divine body. It is also good to have daos that are not contradictory. So if you use a Water Dao to break through as an Empyrean God, you should not use fire grand dao to break through as a True God. This could cause problem in the Divine Body and makes it harder to break through as Elder God and World God.
Golden Immortal of the Great Firmament or Ancestral Immortal (Ki Refiners only)Edit
Golden Immortal of the Great Firmament or alternatively Dao-Father of the Great Firmament often referred to simply as Dao-Father are the final stage for Ki Refiners. The requirements to reach this stage are to have mastered a Heavenly Dao.
Members of the Buddhist Sangha who reach the Dao-Father stage are referred to as Buddha instead of Dao-Father (e.g. Buddha Ananda).
In addition outside of Three Realms, Dao-Father Stage is called as Ancestral Immortal. This is the common term throughout the Endless Territories, only in Three Realms is the term Dao-Father and Buddha is used.
Elder God (Fiendgod Body Refiners only) Edit
Chaos Immortals (Ki Refiners only)