The Venerable Monster Tamer - Chapter 11.2
When Chu Yun reached the unnamed volcano, it was already after midnight. The moonlight was like water, and the road in front of him shone like white jade. According to the memory of the previous life, he successfully found the cave.
This cave was located halfway up the mountain. It’s not particularly dark, and the special texture of the rocks provides a reddish-brown shimmer. As soon as he entered the cave, Chu Yun felt a warmth different from that outside the mountain. The familiar scene made him feel a kind of intimacy.
He continued to go deeper. At the bottom of the cave, he saw a hot spring as he wished. The hot spring was steaming, and there was a pool. More critically, the water in the pool was living water.
Chu Yun was so happy because this hot spring would save him much trouble.
Next, he did some work, such as spraying odorless powder near the entrance of the hole and using iron rattan twine to make simple traps for warning.
He didn’t rush to hatch the eggs. Instead, he chose a flat place and slept peacefully.
From experiences of the previous life, he naturally understood everything that required attention during the incubation process. In fact, he was very urgent, but he knew that patience was the key to success.
After a long time, the sun rose, the sky brightened, and the forest was filled with crisp birdsong sounded like a pleasant flute.
Chu Yun woke up.
With a big stretch, he started to move. After a long sleep, he felt extremely energetic, and at the same time, his physical strength returned to its peak.
After taking out the dry food and eating 80% full, he officially started hatching the Heavenly Fox egg.
The first step was Cleaning.
The purpose of Cleaning was to remove the odor from the body. The newborn monster was extremely sensitive, and it’s especially easy to remember the first person to see. His appearance, smell, and so on would be remembered by the monster.
Cleansing the body, removing odors, and restoring his original appearance, could establish a stronger and closer relationship between tamers and monsters.
The most taboo was one’s body has the taste of others. Therefore, before incubating the eggs, a monster tamer must not carry on with too close physical contact with others.
Chu Yun fought and killed all night, and trekked into the mountains and forests. The smell of blood, rock, grass … mixed and became heavy, completely covering his own smell. Cleaning his own body was the top priority.
In this way, the hot spring in the cave was the best choice. There were also springs at nearby mountains, but after passing through the caves, he would become infected with other odors along the way.
Chu Yun took off his clothes stained with dirt, moss, and blood, and left them aside, entered the hot spring, and start to wash carefully.
The temperature of the spring was suitable. The water vapor made Chu Yun’s pores widened, and the feeling of comfort rose from the heart.
He carefully wiped every corner of his body, hair tips, scalp, ears, nose, etc…, without letting a little dirt.
His figure was higher than the fat Shu Da, and slightly leaner than the thin Shu Er. The body of a 13-year-old boy has soft and smooth skin and streamlined beauty of muscle lines. Although half covered by water vapor, his immature body was still giving the impression of strong and full of vitality.
He spent more than half an hour and wiped it three times. After doing his best, he came out of the hot spring with satisfaction.
Putting on the prepared new clothes, Chu Yun swept away the look of the previous wolverine, and the whole person looked radiant. There was no other odor on him.
However, Chu Yun was not very satisfied. He waited in meditation until the vapor had completely evaporated, before proceeding to the next step.
The second step was Washing.
The egg’s surface was often soiled with dirt, etc. and need to be washed. After the monster hatched, the broken egg shell was the best food for the newborn monster.
Food naturally needed to be hygienic.
After a while, the wastewater in the hot spring ran out, and clear living water came. With this warm spring water, Chu Yun carefully washed the fox egg.
The third step was Choosing.
Choosing the place where the monster egg would hatch was also a very particular thing. A place with abundant vitality and densely populated places, such as villages and towns, was generally bad due to having less natural energy.
On the contrary, forests, grasslands, and the sea were full of natural energy that were good hatching places. Some special monster eggs have extremely strict environmental requirements for hatching. Forcibly hatching in an unsuitable environment would actually kill the monster in the egg.
For example, the cave where Chu Yun stayed at this time was located on the hillside of an unnamed volcano and backed by forest. It’s full of fire, earth, wood, wind energy, and a small amount of metal energy.
The fourth step was Building.
Building a hatching nest, this step also varied from egg to egg. Some monster eggs have particularly complicated and even difficult requirements. But Chu Yun’s Heavenly Fox Egg was not in this category.
He took 50 Earth Stone Coins and built them into stone piles, forming a circular tray.
Earth Stone Coins could transform the surrounding vitality, added the energy which was lacking. It’s the main material for nest building.
Generally speaking, 30 Earth Stone Coins was enough to build a nest. But Chu Yun has thought about it, and he would rather waste some Earth Stone Coin to do his best to let the new-born Sky Fox had the fullest energy to absorb.
In addition to the main material, there were auxiliary materials.
At this time, the bag of Snowy Sand presented by Grandpa Hong Gun came in handy. Snowy Sand was a rare material, white and crystalline, and has a moisturizing and spiritual effect. Using it would let the monster tamer have better communication with the spirit of the monster.
After dumping the bag of Snowy Sand, Chu Yun found with relief that it was just enough.
The fifth step was Blooding.
In human society, a drop of blood could identify one’s relatives. Dripping a drop of blood was a very important step in constructing connections and turning monsters into their own use.
The better the blood used, the better the effect. The best blood in a person’s body was the blood in the heart. But none would open up the chest and digging out their own heart for Blooding.
Generally speaking, most monster tamers would bite the finger and drip blood. As the saying goes “ten fingers are connected to the heart”, that kind of blood was nearly as good as the blood of the heart.
But Chu Yun’s approach was different. He bit the tip of his tongue, let blood flow in his mouth. “The heart is masked by the attitude, and the attitude was shown when people talk with their tongues”. Therefore, the blood on the tongue was also equal to the blood of the heart. Because the tongue was soft and active, its blood was more fresh and warm than blood on the fingers.
It’s just that the ordinary monster tamers wouldn’t bite their tongues for Blooding. Because this method was much more painful than biting a finger. Moreover, bitten fingers could be bandaged and could be deliberately avoided. That didn’t work with the tongue. Everyone had to use it to eat and talk.
In his previous life, Chu Yun did not use the blood on his tongue, but the blood on his fingertips. But since his rebirth, his mind has changed subtly. Whatever he thought of, he would do his best to make up for the past regrets.
But then again, hatching a Perfect-grade monster egg was worthy to make a little sacrifice. It was normal to use the blood on the tongue.