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.
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
2 - Xiantian
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 Daolord
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.
Explanation of the Stages of Training Edit
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 / PrimalEdit
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 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 immortals 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 (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 Ancestral Immortal Golden Immortal of the Great Firmament or alternatively Daofather of the Great Firmament often referred to simply as Daofather 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 Daofather stage are referred to as Buddha instead of Daofather (e.g. Buddha Ananda).
In addition outside of Three Realms, Daofather Stage is called as Ancestral Immortal. This is the common term throughout the Endless Territories, only in Three Realms is the term Daofather and Buddha is used.
Elder God (Fiendgod Body Refiners only) Edit
The stage after True God of Primordial Chaos. In this stage you need to master a Heavenly Dao and use that heavenly Dao as a core of the divine body to create an Elder God Body. Its also better to use Dao that are not contradictory to the Dao you used to break through Empyrean God and True God.
Chaos Immortal (Ki Refiners only) Edit
Daofathers after shattering their great firmament pellet in their body produce an entire chaos world in their own body and are capable of utilizing the energy of the world for their own. This is the same level as a World God for Ki refiners. After breaking through to the chaos immortal level the class of a jindan doesn't matter anymore.
World God (Fiendgod Body Refiners) Edit
The level of Pangu and to which Mother Nuwa later made a break through to. At this level the Gods are capable of destroying or creating chaos worlds. Those that are born at this level die upon creation of the Chaos World as Pangu did. World God's that have reached full mastery on the dao that they are strongest in have to start developing their on dao at this point because they won't be able to draw anything else out of the prime essences of the universe. They begin training to become a Samsara Daolord.
First level = Level of brand new World-level: They are young, inexperienced, and quite weak.
Second level = The ordinary level: Most World-level experts are at.
Third level = Class-Elite: More stronger than the ordinary level.
Fourth level = Class-Master: The level of full mastery.
Fifth level = Class-Supreme: High above the Class-Master.
Sixth level = Class-Transcendent: The level above Supreme. If you are at transcendent level just with your Dao, that means your Dao is good enough for you to become a Daolord with.
Samsara Daolord Edit
At this point you have already set up your path. The easier the dao the easier it will be to gain eternity with that dao but that will also mean that if you do you will become a common class Eternal Emperor. If you have a stronger dao then that means you will become more renown in the universe but it will also mean it will be harder for you to gain eternity with that dao and if you fail your dao-merge your dao will vanish and your true soul will be extinguished. Each step in becoming a Eternal Emperor, you will basically be facing annihilation but passing each step will make you more powerful.
1st Step Samsara Daolord
2nd Step Samsara Daolord
3rd Step Samsara Daolord
4th Step Samsara Daolord
Eternal Emperor Edit
Anyone below this level can at most live upto 108,000 chaos cycles. An Eternal Emperor is a Daolord who has succeeded in overcoming his or her Daomerge, gaining Eternity for their Dao. Unlike Daolords, Eternal Emperors have truly limitless lifespans. An Eternal Emperor can also create an everworld, far exceeding a chaosworld in size. The Emperor will have complete control over the laws of the everworld.
Common Emperor: One who has chosen a lesser Dao to lessen the difficulty of his or her Daomerge. A sufficiently strong Daolord can slay this class of Emperor.
Elite Emperor: One who has chosen a decently strong Dao. They far exceed the common Emperor in power and is the most common class of Eternal Emperor.
Archon: An Archon is an Emperor who has mastered a Supreme Dao, making them only slightly inferior to one of the Hegemon.
Hegemon: The strongest Emperor within the standard class. Hegemon are often the supreme rulers of entire realmverses, with few being capable of matching them in a fight. Not only have they mastered multiple Supreme Daos, but they've fused them together perfectly and reached a terrifying level of power.
Black Robed Emperor: If an Archon undergoes Ritual Sacrificium they become Black Robed Emperors. Despite their lower level of insight they can fight on par with Hegemons and have even tougher bodies.
Otherverse Lord: A Eternal Emperor who has bound the core of an Otherverse, which is an alternate universe created by an Autarch. By channeling the power of their Otherverse, an Otherverse Lord can easily dominate a normal Hegemon in battle and use the energy of their Otherverse to accomplish many things. However within Otherverse Lord there is difference of power based how powerful of an Eternal Emperor they were prior to becoming an Otherverse Lord. For example if you were an Archon level Eternal Emperor who became an Otherverse Lord, you will be weaker than other Otherverse Lords who were Hegemon prior to becoming an Otherverse Lord. Church of Annihilation is one such person who is slightly stronger than a strong Hegemon. Stronger Otherverse Lords are those who have managed to merge their Three Forces together. Each can fight a Chaos Primordial head-on with their own power.
Golden Robed Emperors: Hegemons who undergo Ritual Sacrificium become this with Bodies tougher than Otherverse Lords but similar combat power. However, once they undergo this ritual they are unable to continue cultivation any further.
Omega Emperor: The absolute apex of Eternal Emperor. Not only has he or she mastered multiple Supreme Dao, but they've mastered one of the exalted Eternal Omega Daos. To comprehend this they have to fuse the Supreme Daos of a given Dao until they are no longer different Daos but just transformations of a single Omega Dao, at this point they have a perfect and complete Dao and it cannot absorb mysteries from other Daos. Such is the might of an Omega Emperor that they can slay Otherverse Lords with a single blow and have power comparable to a standard Autarch.
Only by mastering multiple Daos can one hope to ascend to Autarchy. By reaching the Dao-Birth level of insight, the Emperor will ascend to become an Autarch and gain insight into all other Daos, including those the Autarch hadn't trained in. This is referred to as the Dao-Birth Essence level of insight. The Autarchs are the strongest, most Transcendent figures of any Chaosverse, surpassed only by an Omega Autarch & Chaoslord.
Autarch can become Chaoslord if the Dao in the Chaosverse are weak but omega Autarch can become Chaoslord if they find a Chaosverse with no Chaoslord.
Lord of Chaos / ChaoslordEdit
Only an Omega Autarch can take the final step to become a Chaoslord. To do so, they must bind the core of a Chaosverse to gain access to it's nigh-unlimited power. Within the bound Chaosverse and the Infinite Void, the space outside of Chaosverses, Lords of Chaos retain nigh-omnipotence. However, should they enter a new Chaosverse, their connection to the bound Chaosverse is severed and they will be suppressed by the core of the unbound Chaosverse.
An Omega Autarch is at a higher level of insight than the Chaosverse since it is only made up of various Eternal Omega Daos.