The outer periphery of Mount Myoboku was more complicated than Shikkotsu Forest. It was mentioned in the original that its impossible to enter the Mount without knowing its secret roads. The outside is like a labyrinth.
In general, the ninjas are always able to determine their location and find the right paths, a maze won’t stop a true ninja from reaching his target, especially if he’s a perceptive ninja.
However, when Naito went deeper into the mountain, he understood what they meant by calling it a maze.
It’s impossible to reach the inside of the Mount Myoboku not only because of the maze but also because of the rich natural energy inside it, its strange power interferes with people awareness and strays them.
With this huge amount of Natural Energy, even a perceptual ninja will find it hard to find the right path toward the inside of the mountain.
There are four ways to enter Mount Myoboku.
First, by the reversed summon technique which can only be activated if you signed a contract with the toads.
Second, by forcibly opening your way into the inside of the mountain and destroying the whole place.
Third, With activating the Sage Mode and absorbing Natural Energy, which will block its interferences on the user’s awareness.
Forth, by using the special secret road.
For Naito, besides the first one, he could use any of the other three ways, it might interfere with the awareness of ordinary people, but the moment he activates the Ultra Perceive its ineffective.
Under Naito’s Ultra Perceive, the whole area was clear to him, he could even locate the secret road, yet he didn’t use it because he was simply lazy.
The moment he stepped into the maze, the Natural Energy start to interfere with his awareness, however, before it could even reach him, the natural energy was forcibly controlled by Naito and directly absorbed into his body.
From the moment he learned the Sage Mode, Naito didn’t leave any opportunity to absorb the Natural Energy even when he was inside the maze.
“The place is vibrant with Natural Energy. Still, I can sense an even greater amount of Natural Energy inside of the mountain.”
Step by step through the mountain, Naito could sense clearly the increase of the Natural Energy inside the place.
The cultivation efficiency inside of In Mount Myoboku is indeed higher.
The maze, combined with the interference of the Natural Energy is enough to astray most of the ninjas.
However, it’s ineffective to Naito, following the course of the Natural Energy Naito kept heading inside of the mountain until he finally came out from the outer maze and stepped into Mount Myoboku.
Naito felt as if he suddenly left the Human world and entered the world of fairy tales.
The maze alone was vibrant of Natural Energy, and entering Mount Myoboku only made it richer.
There were strange giant plants everywhere.
Natural Energy in the place was too rich, which made even the vitality of the plants strong and affected its growth to the extreme.
Natural Energy was constantly absorbed into Naito’s body, but the naked eye cannot see that.
The amount fo Natural Energy was even beyond his reach.
After a few steps, Naito couldn’t help but stop and close his eyes and focus all of his senses in absorbing Natural Energy.
After a while, Naito opened his eyes with a hint of joy.
“This place can speed up my cultivation progress!”
It takes at least a few years or even a decade of observation to reach the second stage of the Sage Mode; The body of the Immortal.
However, inside this place, feeding the Five Gates of the Reverse Hachimon Tonkou with this great amount of Natural Energy will speed up the process of the blending and will naturally accelerate the transformation of the body.
It’s impossible to feed all the Five Gates at the same time outside of this place.
“At this speed, I think it won’t take me more than three months to fill all the Five Gates with Natural Energy.”
“In this case, I will need to focus only on absorbing Natural Energy all the time, and the Five Gates will do their work on integrating it into my whole body.”
After some perception, Naito determined that staying in Mount Myoboku will enhance the speed of his cultivation.
Filling the Five Gates will take only three months, but the blending and the integration of that energy into every cell in his body will also need another three months.
Thus the process will take half a year.
This process will not necessarily achieve the body of the immortal, but two or three more times will certainly make it happen.
In other words, it may take up to a year or two to finally achieve the Body of the Immortal!
This speed is too fast compared to the previous decade. It got reduced by ten times!
However, there’s a problem, Naito was an intruder, Mount Myoboku was the habitat of the toads and if he wanted to stay here and safe he needed first to talk to them.
In fact, it wasn’t more than a minute since he entered this place, and he could sense some of them approaching his location.
Naito could sense a familiar toad approaching him, it was the one who Naruto called him Oyabun in the Orginal!
Naito could sense him from the first step he put inside the Mount, but he just ignored him, yet since he decided to stay, it was impossible for him to avoid this encounter.