Glossary – Neidan

Neidan (内丹) –

Internal Elixir.

For Xiuyao Practitioners, when they achieve the equivalent stage of Jindan in their level of martial cultivation, the internal energies within their body will solidify and form a Neidan at their Dantian. The Neidan is referred to as Internal Elixir, and represents the essence and energies of a Xiuyao Practitioner’s cultivation. It can be used as nourishment to further another Xiuzhen Practitioner’s martial cultivation. When the Xiuyao Practitioner achieves the stage of Yuanying in their level of martial cultivation, the Neidan will transform into a Yuanying.

2 comments on “Glossary – Neidan

  1. They don’t form a neidan, they also form a jindan, only the forebeast ( demonic beast who grow up in the chaotic astral ocean ) can have a neidan

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    • Er, no… Demons only have Neidan and not Jindan, and dies when they have their Neidan removed. It should be common amongst all Lore for Chinese Fantasy stories.

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