Question What exactly is "Spirit Root" or "Root Bone"?

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  1. UnknownSaint171

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    Is it Constitution but worded out differently? One could say Azure Phoenix Consitution but another could say something else like Root Bone or Spirit Root. It's all confusing to me. Is there a difference or is it the same thing but worded out differently? Any Novel you recommend that explains this?

    I wish the glossary would be updated ^.^ and thanks for the help!
     
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    A spirit root is what gathers spiritual energy in the surroundings. It's some kind of organ that's made up like meridians.
    You need it to cultivate. (I don't remember what it is in SOTR, but it's like that in everything else)

    A constitution is just how your body's born like. It can help in cultivation (like Azure Phoenix Consitution) or, in other novels, it could be bad (like the MC in LoHP)
    Probably has to do with Feng Shui and your body features?
    Xianxia/Xuanhuan is strange...
     
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  3. WeiFish

    WeiFish Eccentric Grey Sword 『WW Vet.』

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    Basically.
     
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    SenjiQ [Bird of Joy]

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    They are whatever the author wants them to be in that particular book and won't necessarily be the same thing every time.
     
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    It basically a set of a unique nerves system. Called root cause nerves look like a tree root.

    While the special body differ cause it more than just a special root. Special Blood, bone, muscle and nerves.
     
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    Spiritual Roots allows them to cultivate quickly or grant them other benefits from the uniqueness of their spirit root. Basically it determines their innate talent to cultivate, if they don't have it then they can't cultivate and if it's in poor quality then they can cultivate very slowly and can reach a bottleneck that they can't breakthrough. While most of the MCs in CN novels are like that but they have luck, strategy, determination, reincarnated, game elements (system), or plot armor to ignore their shitty talent.
     
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    It doesnt really matter, I dont recall it being mentioned at all in SOTR since like the very first chapters.
     
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    Its just one of the many talents. An edge a genius have that differentiate them from the commoners.
     
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    Okuri Ookami 'Chi Chi Chi' calls the Sparrow

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    TL;DR There is a similar thread
     
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    A spirit root in my understanding is your affinity towards: cultivation, or a certain type of qi. A constitution such as the phoniex body is a type of body that gives you certain characteristics.
     
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    Only important if the MC can't cultivate because he has none or poor spirit roots, otherwise his are op or will be op or he'll create/find a method to cultivate another way.

    Usually delineates the line between initial stage body cultivators and foundation level or in SOTR Spirit level cultivators. If you have spirit roots you can go bast the basic body building stages.

    A constitution can refer to a group of special circumstances in a persons body but not limited to their spirit roots. May include things like a special type of Qi or a special type of elemental affinity or bloodline abilities if its some kind of Beast Constitution.

    Which would also be separate from special types of bodies sometimes. A fire-cultivator may cultivate a fire spirit body or something similar that would be similar to a "constitution" related to fire but obviously cultivated afterwards and specifically related to their physical form.
     
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    Spirit Roots are like... Spiritual plants. For Cultivators. You cultivate Spirit Roots like you cultivate plants. With spiritual water.
    ...
    Yeah.

    tl:dr Idk.
     
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    Noobs, it´s their umbilical. The shape and size totally decides their root :p
     
  14. UnknownSaint171

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    Oh it can also be considered something similar to bloodline! Thanks
     
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    I mean Spirit Roots are generic. Every cultivator in almost every story has spirit roots. Its literally the sense organ that allows one to see and eventually interact with whatever Energy the story uses, whether its Qi, True Qi, Spirit Qi, Nine Nether Qi, Asura Blade Qi.

    Bloodlines, constitutions and what not are all different additive things on top of the fact that they have spirit roots. And usually 'better' spirit roots at that if you have a bloodline and/or special constitution.

    This answer is somewhat generic because they're a made up thing that is also kind of used in a universal sense just like meridians and all the other cultivation stuff. Each author may have their own interpretation or spin on these things.
     
  16. H_C_L

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    If mutants in marvel universe are given the ability to cultivate, you can think of their X-gene as Spiritual Root.