CHAPTER 12 GLOSSARY
Lianqi- Qi Refining, An initial stage of cultivation which involves absorbing Qi from the natural world and refining it inside the body.
Zhuji – Foundation Building, The stage after Qi Condensation. Once a cultivator’s Qi crosses a certain threshold, they’ll be able to breakthrough to this stage.
Jiedan/Jindan- The stage after Foundation Establishment. It involves forming a Golden Core by using the Dantian as a crucible and the Cultivation Base as raw material.
Yuanying – Nascent Soul, The stage after Core Formation. The Nascent Soul resembles an infant or miniature person and resides in the Dantian, typically sitting in a meditative position.
There is no definite list for these, this is just my guess from the novel.
1-9th Tribulation Loose Immortals- these are Immortals who, for whatever reason, have lost their position or have not been conferred a title/post in the Immortal World.
Heavenly Immortal/ Luo Heavenly Immortal
Golden Immortal/ Da Luo Jin Immortal
Mysterious Immortal/ Jiutian Mysterious Immortal
Meridians – the network of vessels/channels in the body through which Qi flows.
Dantian – Refers to the region in the body where a person’s Qi is concentrated.
Spiritual Roots – figuratively, the very foundation (roots) of one’s body and soul. Associated with a person’s innate talent and elemental affinities. The less roots someone has, the easier it is to cultivate. Someone with “fire single spiritual roots” will learn fire spells more quickly and easily than their peers.
Zifu – Violet Palace, Gotten after achieving a lifespan of five hundred years, the core of an Immortal. The cultivators can be said to have truly started their journey to become an Immortal, since establishing the ‘Violet Palace’ is one of the basic foundations of the path of Immortals.
Gold Gore/Jindan –represents the essence and energies of a cultivator’s cultivation.
Yuanying- When the cultivator achieves the Yuanying stage in their cultivation, the Jindan will transform into a Yuanying.
Soul Jade- A small piece of jade that is spiritually connected to a person’s soul. If that person dies, that person’s Soul Jade will crack to symbolize the person’s death.
Yuanshen – primordial spirit / fundamental essence of life. For all intents and purposes, it’s the soul.
qi – the vital energy which exists in all things.
Spiritual Energy- A type of immaterial energy.
Cultivator – a person who trains in martial & mystical arts, generally in order to become powerful and increase their longevity. Sometimes translated as practitioner or monks.
Devil Cultivators – Wicked cultivators who emulate Devils and seek power by any means necessary. They are often said to follow the Devil Path in opposition to the orthodox Immortal Cultivators
Cultivation Base- the amount or capacity of refined Qi possessed by a cultivator.
Cultivation Method- a mystical art or collection of techniques which cultivators practice in order to cultivate.
Alchemy – the refining of plants, minerals, and other substances into medicinal pills & elixirs. In these novels, Alchemists are essentially pharmacists who work with magical materials and make miracle drugs.
Pill Furnace – the tools alchemists use to produce medicinal pills & elixirs.
Medicinal Pills – miracle drugs which can have all sorts of effects. Often taken to boost cultivation, heal wounds, cure poisons, purify or strengthen the body, and more.
Spiritual Herb – A magic plant which has absorbed spiritual energy from the natural world and is highly sought after by both cultivators and alchemists alike. Usually either eaten to absorb the spiritual energy it contains or refined into medicinal pills.
Flying Sword- a magic sword which can fly through the air and can be directed to engage in long-range attacks. In some novels, cultivators stand atop their flying swords and ride them as a form of transportation.
Talisman – A strip of paper with mystical diagrams & calligraphy drawn on it. In these novels, they’re essentially consumable spells.
Heavenly Tribulations – a trial encountered by cultivators at key points in their cultivation, which they must resist and ultimately transcend. The Heavens will send down tribulations to oppress high-level cultivators who make progress towards Immortality, often right when they enter a new cultivation stage. This typically takes the form of a lightning storm, with extraordinarily powerful bolts of lightning raining down from the Heavens to strike at the cultivator.
Arrays- magic circles which cast a continuous area-of-effect spell on the location the array encompasses.
Seal/ban – spells which form a barrier around a location or act to seal/suppress a person or object.
Immortal’s Cave – The abode of a cultivator. Often high up in the mountains in a cave where spiritual energy is abundant.
Fairy- a term used to describe a woman of otherworldly beauty.
Light Swords- A dazzling, powerful energy attack released from the edge of a blade.
Spiritual Awareness- A technique by which a person uses his spiritual powers to sense, in an attempt to seek out knowledge of either another person’s level of spiritual power, or the spiritual energy within a targeted area.