Path of the Hollow King

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The Path of the Hollow King is the path that Eithan Arelius follows. Its only madra aspect is pure, specifically emphasizing the Seven Principles property called Emptiness.

Techniques:

  • Striker:
    • Madra Pulse [citation needed]:
      • An omni-directional pulse of pure madra that floods the area to wipe out or disrupt enemy techniques.
    • Madra Bullet [citation needed]:
      • A highly condensed ball or stream of madra enhanced by soulfire, is capable of destroying techniques, damaging channels, and shattering cores.
    • Hollow King's Mantle:
      • Projects a whirlpool of tightly packed madra, which can be used to intercept and redirect techniques back at the attacker.
    • Hollow Spear
      • A spear made of condensed pure madra designed to stab a hole through madra-based defenses. At higher levels, it conducts willpower and can destroy the souls of lesser artists.
    • Heavenly Sword of Judgement
      • Involves projecting and condensing a large quantity of madra outside the body for the purpose of completely destroying a person's spirit, killing them, and preventing the formation of a Remnant.
  • Enforcer:
    • Hollow Armor:
      • Projects a layer of pure madra over Eithan's body. This protects him from almost all madra based attacks, though not vital aura, leaving him vulnerable to Ruler techniques. Otherwise, it is an incredibly powerful protection, though somewhat inefficient in terms of madra use.
  • Ruler:
    • N/A
  • Forger:
    • The Crown of the Hollow King
      • Involves Forging stars of pure madra meant to damage the spirit.

Cycling Techniques:

  • Heaven and Earth Purification Wheel
    • Without this technique Eithan's Path would be impossible. This cycling technique helps the practitioner build up capacity over long periods of time and almost all of Eithan's techniques require copious amounts of power to function as they do.

Iron Body:

  • Raindrop Body
    • Although not necessarily integral to his path, some one else on Eithan's path might choose a different body, it has incredible synergy with his bloodline senses. The Raindrop body grants incredible speed and as Eithan phrases it he was born with "eyes faster than his hands" and this body allows him to take advantage of his sense.

Weapons/Tools:

  • Arelius Bloodline Senses
    • While not directly coming from his Path, Eithan's bloodline senses are heavily integrated into his Path and some of his powers are designed around it.

Prior to Wintersteel

Until Wintersteel, Eithan's Path was one of the many mysteries of the series. With it we had seen Eithan regularly do what other Underlords considered impossible, and not just by the meager standards of the Blackflame Empire. That being said, Eithan was also loathe to reveal the strength of his techniques, in fact, other than his Enforcer technique Hollow Armor, and general bursts of power, Eithan almost never used his techniques at all. It was only in a rare confrontation with Longhook where Eithan believed himself to be unobserved that he even used other techniques.