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In this stage, the original mortal lifespan is doubled, and in turn, their Qi condenses from a cloud into a liquid. Although few are able to cultivate from Qi Condensation into Foundation Establishment by just absorbing and condensing the Heaven and Earth Qi, the vast majority of the cultivation world rely on the Foundation Establishment Pill. The pill is rather scarce, and thus few cultivators progress to this level without a backing from a major power. With the increased Qi concentration, the cultivators are able to use their innate fire to aid in refining medicines or tools. Skills, cultivation arts, and other miscellaneous magical treasures become easier to use, and the wielder is able to extract greater magical power from said treasures.[?]

Upon successfully collecting and condensing spiritual energy into a liquid, an individual enters the Foundation Establishment stage of cultivation. At this stage, individuals have greater power that further enhances their magic abilities. Skills, Cultivation Arts, and Tools that were difficult to use at Qi Refinement become easier to use. Within the foundation establishment level there is a wide variance in power divided into 3 groups: Early, Middle, and Late.[?]

A late foundation establishment cultivator has power that dwarfs a middle foundation establishment cultivator. The same applies between Middle and Early cultivators within this stage. As such, individuals within this stage take great care when interacting with peers at this stage. Progression through Foundation Establishment involves absorbing spiritual energy at increasingly greater rates.[?]


Stage Description
Early Initial stage upon establishing their foundation. Cultivators can effortlessly dispatch Qi Condensation grade cultivators.
Middle Achieved when collection of liquefied Spiritual Energy fills a cultivator's Dantian. Cultivators at this stage can typically dispatch Early-stage Foundation Establishment cultivators with ease.
Late Achieved by increasing the density of the liquefied Spiritual Energy. Cultivators at this stage can typically dispatch Middle-stage Foundation Establishment cultivators with ease.
False-Core Also known as Peak Foundation Establishment. This is achieved when the liquid spiritual energy achieves a certain density where a cultivator reaches their limit in storing Spiritual Energy. Cultivators must condense a Core or risk self-detonation because their Dantian and body is unable to contain additional liquefied Spiritual Energy.

Early Foundation Establishment[]

This is the initial stage, and also the weakest.[?]

Middle Foundation Establishment[]

Cultivators further condense their liquid Qi, which starts to form Qi sphere in the dantian. Vastly stronger than Early Foundation Establishment cultivators.[?]

Late Foundation Establishment[]

Towards the latter stages of condensing the liquid Qi, cultivators can easily beat most cultivators of lower stages. Qi further condenses approaching critical density of solidification.[?]

Sub-Stage: False-Core Stage[]

Also known as Peak Foundation Establishment cultivators, they have condensed their liquid Qi into an almost-solid sphere in their Dantian. They can begin to solidify said core at any time, thus advancing into Core Formation. Generally known to be unrivaled in Foundation Establishment.[?]

Useful Resources[]

Cultivation materials beneficial for Foundation Establishment have potent amounts of Spiritual Energy. Resources are rare in the Mortal World because of demand and over-consumption.

Resource Chapter Description
Dustfall Pill 377 A pill renown throughout the Scattered Star Seas. Consumption greatinly increases the chances of successfully forming a core allowing a cultivator to enter the Core Formation stage.
Foundation Establishment Pill 134 Also known as the Immortal Ascension Pill. It is concocted using materials with concentrated Spiritual Energy. The availability of materials depends on the region. In the Heavenly South Region the materials are scarce, whereas the Great Jin has an abundance. When refined the pill has strong medicinal and spiritual power. When consumed it provides a boost of spiritual energy to assist in breaking through the bottleneck to Foundation Establishment - liquefying Spiritual Energy in the Dantian.
Vital Essence Pill 532 A pill that can improve or recover a cultivators essence. Damaged essence can leave a cultivator crippled. The pill is concocted using demon cores as an ingredient.
Ancient Essence Split Pill 459 Found within the body of a Grade 4 beast slain by Bu Xu aka Chihuo while traveling, he was lingering at the foundation establishment stage until he found the pill which save him hundred of years of bitter cultivation. He got to his current cultivation within less than three hundred years. Bu Wu was at the late stage of the core formation at the time he entered the Heavenvoid Hall, it were speculated he had the chance of reaching the nascent soul with in the next hundred years.


  • The foundation establishment stage is usually divided into early, mid and late stages. But it can also be divided into 9 stages.[?]

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