- “Holy Man, Teaching Everyone Without Prejudice„
The Holy Man was a legendary figure who founded the Ruism. Despite losing the Vying for the Heavenly Way VIII, Holy Man was considered as one of the strongest existence in the history of All Heavens and Myriad Realms.
His actual name was unknown. In a private message, the author revealed the Holy Man wasn’t surnamed Kong. As such, Confucius shouldn’t be used to refer to him since the name “Confucius” is a Latinized form of the Mandarin Chinese “Kǒng Fūzǐ” (孔夫子, meaning “Master Kǒng”), and was coined in the late 16th century by the early Jesuit missionaries to China.
His name also part of seven Holy + [Noun]. The seven Holy are:
- “I’m amazing when I was born, doth thou knowest otherwise?„
- “I’m also amazing during the childhood, doth thou knowest otherwise?„
When he was young, he was kind, intelligent and wise. He was loved by his family, friends and neighbours. At just three years old, he already read hundreds of books. When he was five years old, he already read thousands of books, grasping all the knowledge in the world.
- “I’m still amazing when cultivating, doth thou knowest otherwise?„
The Holy Man started to cultivate at the age of 6 with the guidance Seventh Stage Spirit Venerable Skylark. He is considered as a legendary genius. His cultivation is widely acknowledged as the fastest in the history of All Heavens and Myriad Realms.
|Foundation Building to Second||15 days|
|Second to Third||1 year|
|Third to Fourth||More than 10 years|
After Holy Man came in contact with the Cultivation World, he followed the instructions of that fairy maiden and started his Hundred Days of Foundation Building, tempering his body and advancing in strength by leaps and bounds. After half a month, he had opened all his acupoints and leaping through the dragon gate, successfully reaching the Second Stage Realm.
When Holy Man reached the Third Stage Realm, a certain thought flashed through his mind. He didn’t continue to practice according to the original cultivation route set by the various cultivation techniques. Holy Man wanted to follow a path that belonged to him, a path to cultivation that was different from that of other people. During his childhood, he had read all kinds of books. Therefore, Holy Man had a very unique understanding of ‘knowledge’. As such, he started to think and to experiment.
Ten years later, Holy Man was still in the Third Stage Realm… however, he had researched and created an embryonic form of his own Way of Eternal Life. Holy Man had used literature to enter the Way, righteousness to temper his body, wore the truth as clothes, and used the brush to write down the principles of Heaven and Earth.
Way of Eternal Life
Vying for Heavenly Way VIII
- “The Heavenly Way doesn’t want to play„
On a certain year, all Tribulation Immortals that has what it take to bear the Mandate of Heaven (天命; tiān mìng) could feel there was something wrong with the Heavenly Way. The Heavenly Way seems to be bored and no longer wants to play. At that time, Holy Man felt it was the time for him to step forward and shoulder the Mandate of Heaven. Back then, he was unmatched in the world, and he felt he alone was worthy of shouldering the Mandate of Heaven. It wasn’t only the Holy Man that was thinking this way... more than 90% of the cultivators in the world have the same idea! Even the majority of those cultivators that had what it took to carry the Mandate of Heaven and had tread their own Way of Eternal Life, advancing to the Eternal Life Realm, felt that the person that would ultimately shoulder the Mandate of Heaven was the Holy Man.
Of course, it didn’t mean that everyone was of the same idea. During the Vying for the Heavenly Way VIII, Holy Man fought and amazingly defeated more than two digits Eternal Life Beings. Among them were cultivators, beasts, ancient witches, monsters, demons, and even the so-called ‘gods’.
Some of those Eternal Life Beings had concealed themselves from the world for a long time already. Everything related to them had long disappeared in the river of time, their heritage and their lineage had disappeared without traces... they alone were left due to having achieved ‘Eternal Life’, gaining an unlimited lifespan. They had been patiently waiting for the day the of the Disappearance of the Heavenly Way. That day, they would return to the world and fight for the Mandate of Heaven, becoming the new Heavenly Way, and giving birth to their everlasting legend.
Meeting A Mysterious Youth
However, just as Holy Man was waiting to shoulder the Heavenly Way and become imperishable, giving birth to his everlasting legend, the Holy Man met a mysterious youth. The youth then advised him against participating in the Vying. Unfortunately, the Holy Man took no heed of the advice and keep on participating in the Vying.
Soon after the encounter with the mysterious youth, a mysterious Eternal Life Being appeared in front of Holy Man. This Eternal Life Being as very strange, and it was completely different from all other Eternal Life Beings. it wasn’t a human, ghost, beast, monster, demon, or ‘god’.
The Holy Man fought against the mysterious Eternal Life Being for dozens of years. In the beginning, the Holy Man had the upper hand, and several times managed to severely wounded it. However its resilience was above the Holy Man’s imagination. Even if it was wounded until on the verge of death, as long as it has a moment, it can thoroughly restore its injuries.
Despite the Holy Man’s best efforts, he can’t kill his opponent. In desperation, the Holy Man used his unique talent, ‘swallowing’ part of his opponent’s existence. The opponent’s self will no longer complete.
- Main article: Skylark
Holy Man realised that he and Skylark weren’t meant to be. This is the reason why he never looks for her despite he already became one of the strongest and influential being in All Heavens and Myriad Realms.
Thirteen Tribulation Immortals
- Main article: Thirteen Tribulation Immortals
- Main article: Song Shuhang
Song Shuhang have met the Holy Man during one of his Entering Dream session. The Holy Man has directly taught Shuhang the «Pregnancy Gaze» during that time. Afterwards, there are times when the Holy Man guiding and teaching him across time and space. As such, Song Shuhang should be addressed as ‘founder’ or ‘ancestor’ by Ruism disciples if he makes his relationship with the Holy Man known.
Gold Core Composition
- “Voice of the Holy Man’s Poetic Masterpiece Through the Ancient Times„
One of Shuhang’s Gold Core Composition is drawing of the Holy Man teaching.
Reincarnation of the Holy Man
Mad Sabre Three Waves
In the epilogues, it was finally confirmed that Mad Sabre Three Waves is the true reincarnation of Holy Man.
Legacy of the Holy Man
Solitary Holy Pond
- Main article: Solitary Holy Pond
Solitary Holy Pond was a secret formerly known only to the Thirteen Tribulation Immortals. The Eighth Ruler of the Nine Serenities has been trying to find its location ever since eons ago. Its existence was finally revealed to Song Shuhang by Glazed Scholar.
Eye of the Holy Man
- Main article: Eye of the Holy Man
Links and References
|Thirteen Tribulation Immortals||Daozi • Wenzi • Yanzi • Fourth • Fifth • Sixth • Chizi • Eighth • Ninth • Tenth • Yuzi • Yuanzi • Coloured-Glass Scholar|
|Others||Fairy Good Fortune • Tyrant Song • Eternal Fire • Su Wenqu|
|Body Tempering Arts||Ruism’s Vajrapani Body|
|Movement Arts||Gentleman Travels for Ten Thousand Miles • Heavenly Bodies Moving Without Rest • Far-flung Realms As Next Door|
|Items||Eye of the Holy Man • Ru Canon • Ruism Holy Man Grand Resurrection Array|
|Notable Locations||White Cloud Academy • Golden Lotus World • Solitary Holy Pond • Wenzhou Branch|
|Notable Events||Destruction of Ruism • Battle of White Cloud Academy • Battle of Ruism|