In the Tian Yuan Little World, Chaos Heavens and in the 12 Empyrean Heavens, the cultivation ranks of cultivators can be divided into several realms, of those we currently know the names and details of are twelve.

Description Edit

A person’s body has “Spirit”, “Qi” and “Soul”. In the flesh was “Spirit”, while the soul was about the “Soul”, as for the energy, it was “Qi”.

When a warrior practiced the arts, he would attempt to clear his meridians after his body was completely trained. It was the first step on the path of martial arts.

As warriors practice martial arts to train their bodies, they go from the Mortal Blood realm to the Purple Blood realm. On the basis of having strong physical bodies, they would lay the Yuan Foundation, plant a Dao Seed in the Yuan Foundation, and grow a Divine Tree from the Dao Seed. And this Divine Tree will constantly grow till it pierced through the divine clouds, straight into the Heavenly Dao, paving the road to Heaven Ascension.

Warriors will then condense nomological fruits on the Dao Tree to break through to the Dao Manifestation, fuse them together to establish a Dao Palace with floors as their goals, then Shatter the Dao Palace to condense a nomological body to achieve Supremacy.

Upon having reached the pinnacle of Supremacy, the cultivator will form a Divine Lord/Dao Seal! Some are able to condense their own Divine Lord Royal Seal, some use a Godly Monarch Royal Seal, and, with a Heavenly Dao Fragment, create a Heavenly Dao Royal Seal! Upon becoming a Divine Lord, one will form one new Divine Lord Seal. Upon having formed both, one needs to thoroughly understand their Daos and their Divine Lord Seals.

To become a Godly Monarch, one must have an unfathomably high level of 'Fate' and 'Luck'. For those in the Chaos Heavens/12 Empyrean Heavens/Sinkhole, the Heavenly Dao governing them must be intact in order for them to become a Godly Monarch! Yi Yun was able to become a Godly Monarch due to the fact he received the three origin artifacts from Lin Ming's ring and because one of his seals was formed from a Heavenly Dao Fragment. During his time, he is the only known person of the younger generation who was able to become a Godly Monarch. Only until after the Ancestor God was killed and Yi Yun restored the Heavenly Dao did new Godly Monarchs appear. To become a Godly Monarch once one has met all the requirements, a cultivator must successfully absorb their Divine Lord Seals and become one with their Dao! Upon doing so, one will form a supreme soul and gain a supreme body capable of destroying the heavens!

Since the birth of cultivation in the universe, the Godly Monarch Realm has been regarded as the absolute apex of martial arts! However, this is not true! To achieve the state beyond the Godly Monarch Realm, one's Spirit, Qi, and Soul, must have reached a level in which it surpasses the limits of the Heavenly Dao! Combined with these three basic requirements is a stimulus that is able to allow them to break open the barrier set by the Heavenly Dao! And then, one must successfully understand the state of being above the Heavenly Dao! This process can take a thousand years, a million, a billion, it can take an entire epoch! However, if a cultivator succeeds, they will have officially become an existence that is capable of shouldering the universe and standing on the same level as the Heavenly Dao! One's thoughts are the law, one's action can reverse the universe, one's breath can cause the world to collapse!

Realms Edit


Realm Chinese Titles
1 Mortal Blood 凡血境 Warrior
2 Purple Blood 紫血境 Knight
3 Yuan Foundation 元基境 Human Elite
4 Dao Seed 道种境 Human Lord
5 Yuan Opening 开元境 Sage
6 Heaven Ascension 通天境 Empyreal King, Great Emperor
7 Dao Manifestation 凝道境 Peerless Great Emperor
8 Dao Palace 道宫境
9 Supremacy 尊者境 Supremacy
10 Divine Lord 神君境 Divine Lord, True Lord
11 Godly Monarch 神王境 Divine King, Divine Emperor, Godly Monarch, Thearch
12 Beyond Godly Monarch 上神王境 Unknown [Perhaps similar to Lin Ming's title (from Martial World) ]

Level detection Edit

Only a person who had reached a cultivation level at the spiritual level could sense a person’s level of accomplishment. This was called “Opening Heaven’s Eyes”. Only then could they judge a Mortal Blood warrior’s cultivation level. They could see a person’s muscles, meridians, bones with a glance, and from there determine if a person was suitable for martial arts.

Talent Edit

The peak realm a martial artist can reach is usually determined by their talent. But in reality, they have a very low probability of becoming that rank , they only have a chance.By not having any special opportunities it would make becoming a top human lord, or even a sage too difficult.

Tai Ah Divine Kingdom's Talent Classification :

  1. Yellow Rank - Human Elite Level talent (Limit - Yuan Foundation Realm)
  2. Mystic Rank - Human Lord Level talent (Limit - Dao Seed Realm)
  3. Earth Rank - Sage Level talent (Limit - Yuan Opening Realm)
  4. Heaven Rank - Great Emperor Level talent (Limit - Heaven Ascension Realm)

Great Empress Mystic Realm's Talent Classification :

  1. Knight
  2. Grandmaster
  3. Soul
  4. Sage
  5. Shura
  6. Canonized God

Bottleneck Edit

When martial artists practiced martial arts, they were prone to hit bottlenecks, especially when they were about to break through to a new level. Some people could be stuck with their bottlenecks for life.T he martial way was without end. In the long path of practicing the arts, one had to continuously break through to new realms. A bottleneck would eventually happen.

A warrior’s cultivation was fastest before their hundredth birthday. But after a hundred years, their life’s potential would slowly deplete. With various bottlenecks, they could be left stuck in a certain realm, with no way to improve.

Memory Edit

A warrior’s memory was excellent and they would often have eidetic memory, but that would usually only happen if they had a basic understanding of what they learned.If they did not understand anything, then it would be difficult for them to remember. This was when pen and paper would reflect their functions.

Trivia Edit

  • Aspect Totem is a mystic technique mostly used by the human race in the 12 Empyrean Heavens. In the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom only some few geniuses could practice the Aspect Totem mystic technique and condense a beast mark before Yuan Foundation.
  • In cultivation, until the Dao Seed realm, the author used "peak" instead of "perfection". It is currently unknown if those terms are equivalent or there is a difference between them.
  • During the Shepherd Boy's fight against the Yuan Opening elder from the Shen Tu clan, Elder Su, it was mentioned that the Aspect Totem entering the warrior's body was a big step in cultivation. This however was never mentioned again, even after Yi Yun reached Heaven Ascension.[1]
  • In the Tian Yuan world, during the fall of the Blood Moon, the greatest experts and leaders of the biggest factions, who were members of the Tian Yuan Elder Consortium, were Empyreal Kings at the early stages of Heaven Ascension. Only the Sovereign of the Eventide, other than the leaders of the Blood Moon, was at the middle stages of Heaven Ascension.[2] This shows that, during that time, there were only 15 or so human experts at the Heaven Ascension realm, with most of them being at the early stages. As there were very few Heaven Ascension realm experts in the Tian Yuan world, many warriors would be given the title of Empyreal King even before they reached the Heaven Ascension realm, such as when they were half step into the Heaven Ascension realm. Hence, during that time there were more titled Empyreal Kings than the actual number of Heaven Ascension realm experts in the Tian Yuan world.
  • There are Eight Godly Monarchs who fought in the primordial War against the Ancestral Gods. Bai Yueyin and the Pure Yang Sword Monarch are two mentioned Godly Monarchs of the Eight.

References Edit

  1. TMW: Chapter 362 - Trap
  2. TMW: Chapter 672 - The Goal of the Elder Consortium
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