The runes instantly enshrouded the bead and formed a golden ball of light.
Han Li immediately began to chant something upon seeing this, and a thin translucent thread shot forth out of each of his fingertips before vanishing into the golden ball in a flash.
In the next instant, a wisp of barely visible grey Qi emerged out of the golden ball along the translucent thread before being drawn into Han Li's grasp.
After that, Han Li closed his eyes and began to refine this peculiar wisp of energy.
Golden light swirled over his body, and his aura also began to fluctuate in power in a strange sequence.
Several hours later, he reopened his eyes, and they were filled with elation. He could clearly sense that his magic power had been further enhanced by a tiny amount.
"This really is the same energy as the energy in that piece of Foreign Devilish Metal! If I can find more of this type of Foreign Devilish Metal, it won't be impossible to enhance my magic power to the Grand Ascension Stage! That could save me over 1,000 years of arduous cultivation. It looks like I'll have to make a trip to the Blue Waterfall Lake if the opportunity arises," Han Li murmured to himself.
After a brief moment of contemplation, Han Li suddenly extended a finger, and a strand of green Qi was suddenly forced out of his fingertip.
"As expected, this energy has appeared as well. Looks like I have no choice but to continue to seal it within my second Nascent Soul's body," Han Li mused as his brows furrowed slightly.
The amount of grey Qi that he had refined was less than 10% of what the entire crystalline bead contained; if he could refine all of the energy within the bead, then that would enhance his magic power by over 10%!
As a safety precaution, Han Li had decided against refining all of the energy at once. Instead, he was planning to refine the energy bit by bit over the span of around half a month, making sure to consolidate his cultivation base in between each bout of refinement. This would prevent any potential negative effects from having his magic power enhanced too quickly.
After all, the mysterious energy that he had obtained on this occasion was more than 10 times as much as last time.
After making that decision, Han Li swept a sleeve through the air to release around a dozen golden and silver talismans, all of which adhered themselves to the golden ball of light, thereby tightly sealing it.
He then produced a pristine white vial and gently shook it to release a burst of five-colored light that enshrouded the golden ball.
After that, he stowed the small vial away and entered a meditative state once again.
During the next half a month or so, Han Li remained in the pavilion and finally refined all of the energy within the crystalline ball in