|“||Having reached this point in his train of thought, Bai Xiaochun was convinced that he was the epitome of wisdom, intelligence and courage. He was so pleased that he started looking around for a copper mirror to admire himself in, only to discover that there were no mirrors in his immortal's cave.||„|
Bai Xiaochun is the main protagonist of A Will Eternal. Born into a mortal family and losing his parents to illness, Bai vowed to himself to become undying and eternal.
Using the incense stick given to his family by an immortal (a human who cultivates the power of the heavens and earth to overcome fate and become eternal) after his ancestors helped him while wounded, he is thus allowed into the sect of the immortal and starts learning the ways of cultivation.
But the world of cultivators is one of bloodshed and murder and Bai is forced to fight and struggle for his life more and more as he reaches higher levels of cultivation. And at the beginning, he only has his wits, willpower, 6 layers of armor, 10 machetes wielded at once, weaponized zoophilia inducing drugs and 1000 protective talismans to keep his poor little life.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-A, likely High 6-B with Throat Crushing Grasp and Waterswamp Kingdom. Varies with concocting disasters | At least 6-A | High 6-A, higher with Undying Techniques, 5-B with the Blood Ancestor and Waterswamp Kingdom | At least 5-B, likely far higher, 4-B with 21 colored flame | 4-B | 4-A, higher with Undying Live Forever Techniques
Name: Bai Xiaochun, Nightcrypt the Plaguedevil (Blood Stream Sect alias), Devil Bai (Wildlanders' nickname of him), Bai Hao (Wildlands' alias)
Origin: A Will Eternal
Age: Mid twenties to late forties.
Powers and Abilities:
Qi Condensation Cultivation, Divine Sense, Poison Manipulation, Acid Manipulation, Animal Manipulation and Biological Manipulation (Via concocting), Gravity Manipulation and Statistics Amplification (With Throat Crushing Grasp), Accelerated Development and Creation (Of a Mammoth and an Azure Dragon via Dragon Mammoth Sea-Forming Scripture), Minor Reality Warping (Can warp space and time, making everything within the Waterswamp Kingdom's range become a foggy swamp, with the bottom being a portal to the soul of the Eternal Turtle, which was capable of holding back The Mortal Renegade. Only a fraction of its power not too far above Bai's own can escape the portal though), Forcefield Creation with Paper Talismans, Energy Projection (Can create a cauldron-shaped energy manifestation with Violet Qi Cauldron Control Art), Dimensional Storage (Via Bag of Holding)
Foundation Establishment Cultivation, Necromancy (Can refine corpses into undead and increase the efficiency of undead), Blood Manipulation (Into blades or armor), Fusionism and Weapon Creation (With plants), Law Manipulation, Power Nullification and Statistics Amplification (Through Golden Core Formation, the Heavens prevent anyone from interfering with Bai while he is trying to form a core. All magical and physical power is suppressed, a forcefield as powerful as a Deva is created around him and anyone who still attempts to attack will receive heavenly tribulation and be struck by lightning that can destroy someone in body and soul, erasing them from existence), Shapeshifting and Stealth Mastery (With his mask, he can shapeshift or hide himself in such a way that he cannot be detected even with soul-searching. Completely fakes or hides anything that could give him away, such as the energy he uses in his attacks. It is so effective that no one below the Celestial level can see through it), Resistance to Heat Manipulation (Cold and hot alike, should be comparable to people that are barely affected by attacks that can flash-freeze air. Magical lava that is dangerous even to Nascent Soul cultivators felt nice and warm to him)
Core Formation Cultivation, Sealing (Can seal an area down, making it impossible to escape. Can seal flames to stop them from burning or releasing heat. Can apply seals to people through skin contact with several effects including Power Nullification, Explosion Manipulation, Air Manipulation, and Power Nullification), Teleportation (Can "step through air" to practically teleport, not moving through the space between where he started and his destination. It technically doesn't count as teleportation, and couldn't be nullified by anti-teleportation powers), Sealing and Absorption (Can brand objects to his soul and break such bonds, and can store such items inside his soul), Ice Manipulation and Duplication (Freezes 30000 meter area around him, and creates multiple ice clones that he can switch places with), Superior Sealing and Teleportation through it (Can seal himself, and unseal himself in another position, effectively teleporting but ignoring barriers made against it), several new poisons (mostly hallucinogens) that bypass resistances and forcefields), Life Absorption (With Eternal Parasol, absorbs from the total lifetime of a target), Transformation into a giant 300 meters tall (Increasing his physical strength several times over), the Waterswamp Kingdom now has a range of 30000 meters, is capable of summoning spikes and bends space and time to make the place affected be in "ancient times" (likely from the Eternal Turtle's original world), Resistance to Mind Manipulation, Body Puppetry and likely Law Manipulation/Conceptual Manipulation (His willpower allows him to resist Ghostmother's own Will and Celestial spell)
Nascent Soul Cultivation, Absorption (Via Undying Heavenly Fist, which absorbs all the energy inside of and around him, all the colors in the area, and creates a vortex that breaks apart even deva level spell formations, before unleashing a fist strike with twice as much power as Bai has in his whole body)
Deva Cultivation, Regeneration (Low-High; Can regenerate from a single drop of blood, Low-Godly via Nascent Soul over time. Can regenerate from using up all of his physical energy and life energy in seconds), Speed Amplification (Godkiller makes him faster than teleportation and warps time and Cloud Lightning Forefather transforms him into a giant form of the forefather, the father of all beings. Each transformation adds 3 times the power Bai had in his base), Life Absorption through Godkiller
Demigod Cultivation, Transmutation and Danmaku and Homing Attack (Via crystal swords with One Glance Abyss Crystallization (Transforms all water he looks at into transparent crystal, then breaks it into potentially trillions of blades that home in on the enemy, then condense under them for the next stages of the Live Forever Lamp), Sealing with Heavenly Canopy Lampshade (Bends the space that creates the sky, forming a sealing canopy around the enemy), Statistics Amplification with Boundless Longevity (Creates an immense amount of chinese characters that translate into "Boundless Longevity, Endless Life", immensely amplifying the power of anything they are used on, which is normally the Heavenly Canopy Lampshade), Existence Erasure with Thou Art the Candle (Forms candle wax around the target that impedes their movement, and begans burning them in body, soul, mind and cultivation, erasing them from existence over time), Void Manipulation with Extinguish the Lamp (As the target is the fire for the candle, extinguishing the lamp extinguishes them, making the void itself erase them), Resistance Negation (All abilities in the Live Forever Candle negate several layers of resistance)
Attack Potency: At least Mountain level (Superior to Ghosfang when he pulverized a 3000 meter arena, Wang Baole when he survived a shockwave that collapsed mountains and reduced it to rubble and to Meng Hao when he claimed to have enough power to topple a mountain), likely Large Country level+ with Throat Crushing Grasp and Waterswamp Kingdom (Grants power well into Foundation Establishment. Said cultivators can barely survive a stab from his Waterswamp in his second key), Varies with concocting disasters (the reactions created by Bai's failures in concocting pills tend to be chaotic and extremely varying in power and effects, often completely bypassing any defenses even of his later keys. It is comparable to a race whose disasters were so terrifying a sovereign was impressed by it) | At least Continent level (His Waterswamp Kingdom was this strong at Mid Foundation Establishment and Peak Foundation Establishment cultivators can easily kill 7 Mid Foundations with a single attack) | Multi-Continent level (Wang Lin calculated the difference between Core Formation and Foundation Establishment to be about 100 fold), higher with Undying Techniques (Each multiples his power several times over), Planet level with the Blood Ancestor and Waterswamp Kingdom (When pushed to its absolute limits, the Waterswamp Kingdom successfully deflected an attack by Red-Dust, who is comparable to Hunchback Meng) | At least Planet level (Can defeat Mid-stage Devas, who are the equivalents of Hunchback Meng), likely far higher, Solar System level with 21 colored flame (Would have been able to destroy the Heavenspan Realm) | Solar System level (Superior to Giant Ghost King) | Multi-Solar System level (At his peak in this realm, he possesses the battle prowess of an early Celestial), higher with Undying Live Forever techniques (Each amplifies his power several times over)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Can cross 500 km almost instantly. Can avoid lightning and match people who transform into it for travel and even punch it), higher through statistic amplification (burning his fat increased his speed by twofold and he can grow wings to move faster than visible to people on his level) | Sub-Relativistic (Viewed people on his level as static and is 10 times faster than before) | At least Sub-Relativistic+ (Superior to Awakening level Su Ming), higher with Blood Ancestor | At least Sub-Relativistic+ (Moves so fast that time literally slows down from his perspective. Immensely faster than he was before even with his previous speed amplifications and has gone through two power-ups that are described as doubling his speed each) | Massively FTL+ (Could keep up with Giant Ghost King), Immeasurable with Godkiller (Can "move through time" and is faster than any form of teleportation) | Massively FTL+ (Can keep up with Celestial Gongsun Wan'er), Immeasurable with Godkiller
Lifting Strength: Likely Class T (Whistood the weight of fifty mountains without even noticing, and still casually jogged with the weight of a hundred mountains on his back. Cultivates his physical strength, making him likely comparable or superior to Wang Lin's attraction force) | At least Class P (A Mid Foundation Establishment level attack involved stabbing a 30'000 meter bone, and his "fleshy body" is thousands of times stronger than before) | At least Class P | At least Class P | At least Class P | At least Class P (Can lift hundreds of mountains, each larger than the last, with the smallest being tens of kilometers tall)
Striking Strength: At least Mountain Class, likely Large Country Class+ with Throat Crushing Grasp and Waterswamp Kingdom | At least Continent Class | Multi-Continent Class, higher with Undying Techniques | At least Planet Class | Solar System Class | Multi-Solar System Class
Durability: At least Mountain level, likely Large Country level+ with Throat Crushing Grasp and Waterswamp Kingdom | At least Continent level | Multi-Continent level, higher with Undying Techniques | At least Planet level, with Solar System level bones (They are indestructible even to Demigods) | Solar System level | Multi-Solar System level (Can withstand a 22 colored flame, which is comparable to Celestials)
Stamina: High (Continuously pushed himself to his max speed for days and still managed to fight off several enemies stronger than himself. Could telekinetically control a boulder for over six hours without getting tired. Comparable to people who kept up a chase for three months) | High (Can fight for days) | High | High | Limitless (Can regenerate stamina faster than he uses it) | Limitless
Range: Tens of meters with most attacks, 300 meters with Waterswamp, several kilometers with Violet Caulduron and concocting disasters | Hundreds of meters, several kilometers with concocting disasters, over 30000 meters with Waterswamp Kingdom | At least 1200 kilometers with Waterswamp | At least 1200 kilometers with Waterswamp | At least 1200 kilometers with Waterswamp Kingdom, likely stellar with Divine Sense ( A 2nd Severing cultivator can make their attacks affect millions of miles) | Interplanetary (Can destroy the Heavenspan Realm, which is hundreds of millions of kilometers across)
- Turtle Wok: A Wok that performs spirit enchantments equal to the color of the flames used to do them.
- Bag of Hoarding: A bag with a pocket dimension within it used to store items. While it supposedly has a weight limit, it could hold dozens of elephant-sized chickens.
- Golden Crow Sword: A sword that summons a giant golden crow when qi is channeled into it, allowing the user to fly on top of it.
- Divine Crane Shield: A shield with the soul of an Immortal crane sealed inside it that can block any attack below Foundation Establishment.
- Paper Talismans: Creates barriers around the user to protect them. Bai has over 600 of them on him.
- Poison Balls: Balls with several effects created for war. They can induce hallucinations and diarrhea even if the target doesn't eat, contain acid or lightning, cause itching all over the body and have several other effects.
Intelligence: High, is a genius that could memorize 10000 plants to the point that he remembered and recognize every pore on them and an equal amount of animals to the same level of precision. Completely mastered the Dao of medicine to the point of reaching enlightenment, fusing his mind with the heavens and earth to reach a higher understanding.
Weaknesses: Throat Crushing Grasp cannot hit non-corporeal entities. Extremely afraid of death, and he either is reluctant to fight and opting to use talismans to block attacks or goes berserker and goes for an "all or nothing" tactic. Easily gets obsessed with a project, losing his sense of time. Has a bad habit of causing disasters wherever he goes. | His disasters increase in intensity. | His disasters further increased in intensity, but he learned to weaponize them, lessening the weakness. | All previous | Cannot store or keep a 21 colored flame for more than a few seconds in the Heavenspan Realm. Became more courageous (which he views as a weakness) | Lacks the souls to create multicolored flames.
- Undying Skin: Tempers the skin of the user, making them incredibly durable and difficult to kill. It is divided into four levels: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold. Each increases power explosively, to the point that he can move faster than he could see previously, speed doubling, and allowing him to keep up with several people superior to his Qi condensation level. The forte of the skin is, however, the durability, which let him feel as if attacks from normal great tenth circle qi condensation cultivators were mosquito bites.
- Throat Crushing Grasp: Through a grasping motion, Bai releases a power several times what he could normally. Releases gravitational energy that makes it impossible to avoid it.
- Undying Heavenly King: Strengthens the flesh of the user, making it a total of 100000 times stronger. It has five levels, with each five representing a creature of mighty power, and each level has 10 sub-levels that represents the number of animals. The levels are Ancient Mammoths, Berserk Ghosts, Heavenly Demons, Asuras, and the Heavenly King. He can also summon an avatar of varying sizes of the animal he has mastered, with a corresponding number of avatars to the sub-level reached.
- Mountain Shacking Bash: Amplifies the speed and strength of a person while they perform a bodyslam into the enemy.
- Undying Tendons: Increases speed, and gives a decade of lifetime per tendon.
- Undying Hex: Seals things that come in contact body, including physically sealing objects, sealing the targets supernatural powers, sealing his soul and mind to not be affected by their manipulations. Can seal himself fully, and unseal somewhere else, effectively teleporting while bypassing teleportation nullification and force fields made against them.
- Undying Bones: Tempers the bones in five different levels.
- Undying Emperor's Fist: Undying Emperor's Fist absorbs all the energy inside of him by creating a black hole like a vortex that absorbs even the very colors from the area, and the sheer pressure from it can warp attacks aimed at Bai out of existence. The unleashed power is all of Bai's power put into one blow, and then amplified by two.
- Undying Blood: Transforms all of his blood to be eternal, giving immense restorative properties.
- Godkiller: Accelerates to the point that Bai becomes "faster than teleportation", and creates a red haze around him that absorbs the life energy of everything hit by it.
The magical and spiritual equivalent of the Undying Codex, it increases the user's magical skills, as well as allowing Bai to break the 5 gates of eternity. It gives 5 skills based on the users Dao:
- Live Forever Lamp: Creates a lamp around the target, using their very existence like a candle. Even if one broke the lamp, once the burning starts, billions of smaller lamps that stretch across the world are created, and of those were destroyed the world itself will become a gigantic lamp, and as long as any of them are intact, the target's life, soul and powers will keep getting burned. If the target had previously control over or was fused with the world, the world will start rejecting him and his control.
- One Glance Abyss Crystallization: Crystallizes liquids with a glance and uses them to create trillions of homing blades. Once the blades hit, they form a lampstand below the target and release a gravitational force that even Bai finds frightening despite his lifting strength.
- Heavenly Canopy Lampshade: Unravels the sky itself into layers, and uses them to create a lampshade around the target, immobilizing them and sealing them.
- Boundless Longevity, Endless Life: Creates an innumerable amount of Longevity characters (寿) that are infused with the lampshade made from the sky, strengthening it.
- Thou Art The Candle: Covers the target with immensely tough wax, making their entirety the candle, including their mind, soul, body, powers, and their very existence.
- Live Forever Lamp, Integrate: Bai's gaze becomes the spark that sets the candle ablaze, burning the target.
- Extinguish the Lamp, Extinguish the Person: Extinguishes the world lamp, leaving behind only a void. Said void will do anything in its power to extinguish the former candle, bypassing all defenses. It works as a combination of death manipulation (As the very life of the target is extinguished) and erasure (their body, soul, and mind will completely cease to exist) at once.
"It is like how a flat leaf could be used to pull a small branch up into the air, but a rolled-up leaf can hoist up a small rock. Likewise, if you cut a leaf into strips and then braid it into a rope, it would be able to lift even heavier objects."
A skill specifically created to lift/levitate light objects and concentrate a large amount of force (through Qi) into them, allowing Bai to make a leaf strike with as much force as a 100 kilos boulder would. Mostly used together with Lightness in Heaviness to control multiple swords to fight.
- Lightness in Heaviness:
"Lightness-in-Heaviness is about more than the words ‘light’ and ‘heavy’. It’s not just being able to control heavy objects as if they didn’t weigh a lot. That’s just the surface meaning. The true, deeper meaning has to do, not with physical objects, but rather, with the way you manipulate spiritual energy."
A skill specifically created to lift heavy objects with minimal effort and precision, allowing Bai to levitate a 600 kilos boulder above his head for 6 hours without much effort, to the point that he could even meditate and study while doing so. Mostly used together with Heaviness in Lightness to control multiple swords to fight.
- Violet Qi Cauldron: Summons a cauldron made out of Qi to attack with tremendous power. It had enough power to create 300 meters fissures and shake mountains even in it's weaker stage.
Bai can combine herbs to create incense and pills with several effects.
- Aphrodisiac Pill
- Break-up Pill: Makes those affected want to break up with those they have close ties with. Counters the effects of the aphrodisiac pills.
- Fantasy Pill: Causes those exposed to it to live through vivid lucid dreams, becoming unconscious.
- Body-Purifying Filth-Expelling Pills: Forces diarrhea, regardless if the target not eating anything.
- Shut Your Trap Pill: Made when forced into a mountain full of snakes far stronger than him, only protected by a forcefield that made him unable to move around more than a few meters. It has several phases and effects: It first causes all snakes it affects to grow sticky substance in their mouths, making them unable to open it. Almost right after that, they temporarily become docile and release pink gas that causes snakes nearby to suffer the effects of the pills too. Then, the snakes will grow in power and size, become red, and in a few hours at most, they will start to trash around ripping themselves apart, and constantly healing any damage done. Then, they will grow a horn and then will attempt to move about and attack any living being they stumble upon with far more power than they originally had.
- Mystery Pills: Miscellaneous pills made accidentally whose effects are completely random. From making chicken the size of an elephant to causing a long-dead cultivator's soul to be reborn in a monkey, to making fish grow human legs, to making a tiger grow seven heads, the effects vary to the extreme.
A skill of incredible importance withing the Wildlands, those skilled enough in it are often revered as gods by many. The conjuration process fuses/ignites vengeful souls to create multiple colored flames, which can be used to create a literal rain of fire, roaring tempests of fire kilometers wide, or to spirit enchant an object by an equivalent amount of colors in the flame.
- Spirit Enchantment: Necromancers can use multi-colored flames as fuel to enhance an item, increasing their effectiveness explosively.
- 1-10 Fold: Such spirit enchantments increase the power of the object several times each, and mutate the materials to an extent as well. A simple wood sword becomes stronger than any metal and easier to use and conduct energy through.
- 11: Eleven fold spirit enchantment transforms the item on a fundamental level while breaking all bonds and seals previously placed on it. A withered up flame becomes a tree, a concealment mask becomes an illusion pearl and other such transformations.
- 12-14: The equivalent of one digit flame enchantments on top of the 11th enchantment.
- 15: The equivalent of a deva in might, an item enhanced to this point will be as powerful as a deva itself. Such items allow Nascent Soul cultivators to gain enlightenment in reaching the Deva level.
- 16-20: The equivalent of one digit flame enchantments on top of the 15th enchantment.
- 21: A flame so powerful that the world itself cannot contain its power, and will do everything to suppress it, lest it is destroyed. An item enchanted by this flame will become a spirit with power equivalent to a demigod.
- 21-30: The spirit will keep evolving, and life will start multiplying in it until at thirty fold enchantment it becomes a world of its own. 22 colored flames onwards would need a special soul to work.
- Divine Sense: A basic Immortal skill used to sense things going on from afar, attack through aura, telepathy and long-range communication, crush minds and souls, and many other activities (though most of the abilities need core or higher cultivation base to use). It can allow someone to feel things as if they were personally at the point where the divine sense is directed at. How precise, and how far it can be used, differs depending on the strength of the user, but even in Qi Condensation, it can be used across entire mountains.
- Soul Searching: A technique used to look through the memories of others. If overcharged, or forced despite resistance from the target, it can damage and even destroy the soul of the target, also destroying their body and mind by extension.
- Dragon Mammoth Sea-Forming Scripture: A scripture containing two images that stimulate those who observe them, with one being mammoth and the other being a dragon. It makes it easier to make contact with the shackles of mortality and makes it easier to learn about any divine ability when mastered. When mastered, a mammoth and a dragon can be summoned to fight for the user.
- Waterswamp Kingdom: After observing and memorizing hundreds of animals, and even observing a being from outside of reality through temporary enlightenment, Bai ibtained a spiritual aninal. The Waterswamp Kingdom creates a swamp of varying width depending on the strength of the user, creating a portal to the spirit animals own dimension. Tough Bai cannot make a portal big enough for the beast, only letting it's upper maw or maws through. Regardless, the mere aura of the beast that appears can make nearly anyone below his level cough up blood at best, to plain explode at worst. The animal is the Never-Ending Turtle's soul, an immensely powerful animal able ti match The Mortal Renegade, and any who enter the swamp and reach its pocket reality forfeit their life.
- All-Creation Plants and Vegetation Legacy: Fuses and combines plants to get new ones with specifically wanted effects, allowing Bai to make theoretically any pill with them with the right materials.
- Sun-Moon Vast-Sky Incantation: Transform: Transforms the eyes of the user into an a miniature sun and moon, from which they can summon projections of an actual sun and moon at will.
- Fallen Moon: A moon appears in the sky, melting away any attacks, and the enemy touched by the moonlight will have a moon appear on their body. Upon Bai saying "fallen moon", the moon image on the body will push inside the body, crushing both the flesh and the soul.
- Cloud Lightning Forefather: Transforms into a form similar to the Forefathers, the father of all beings. The ability raises the user's power, as well as increasing their size by 30 meters per use. Thanks to its compatibility with Sun-Moon Vast-Sky, Bai gets power equivalent to an extra three transformations when the skill is used.
- Blood Ancestor: A giant from the Wildlands that ended up by the Heavenspan river, it's corpse was used as a base and a training material by the bloodstream sect. The giant cultivated the undying codex, allowing its body to retain much power after it's death.
- Blood Ancestor Legacy: Bai Xiaochun, as an undying codex cultivator, became it's legacy, allowing him to control it's body, albeit only a small amount of its power.
Keys: Qi Condensation | Foundation Establishment | Core Foundation | Nascent Soul | Deva | Demigod
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