Chapter 1019: Mysterious Expert?
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Magic Servant Chao Qing and Old Devil Nian Jiu both worked together. They charged forward with full strength mainly because they were on guard against that mysterious expert. After all, they had witnessed personally how the poisonous fluid was directed away.
“Moving so surreptitiously, he might not be as strong as we thought.” The two of them were unafraid. One was a magic servant, and the other had six avatars. Was there even a need for them to be afraid? As long as they succeeded in their assassination, losing a few avatars was a minor matter.
The surrounding void spanning across half a million kilometers became distorted. Magic Servant Chao Qing and Old Devil Nian Jiu both looked around with astonishment. Now the void had been twisted, they could no longer see Prince Xue Ying. Their direction had been disordered.
Old Devil Nian Jiu had six avatars, and their positions were continually changing. As a result, the two of them could no longer utilize their combined techniques.
“Chi chi chi–” Suddenly, cracks started appearing on the six bodies of Old Devil Nian Jiu. He had a look of disbelief.
“I, how did I die? Where is the enemy? Where is he?!”
The six bodies shattered the next moment. Even when Old Devil Nian Jiu died, he did not locate the enemy.
If one said that re-directing the poisonous fluid was the most subtle control Xue Ying had on his domain technique, then now, he was exerting the complete power of the domain technique! This was the first time Xue Ying used this technique to kill an enemy. In the past, he had only been practicing within the Void God Pagoda.
When two parts of space a target occupied were in disorder, it would move the upper half of his body to the north and the bottom half to the south. The conclusion of this–”Pu chi”–the body would be cut into two. In just an instant, the six avatars of Old Devil Nian Jiu had been cut into more than a thousand pieces–the result? All of them perished!
In another location.
Magic Servant Chao Qing also suffered from more than a thousand cuts. But being a puppet with a fleshy body at the Primal Chaos level, despite lacking in the realm, his fleshy body was sufficiently strong. This move of Xue Ying might be an eighth level move, but it was ultimately a domain technique. The distortion of the void could not completely tear Magic Servant Chao Qing’s body apart.
“Come out!” Magic Servant Chao Qing let out a furious roar. He could not see the enemy at all.
“His body is quite strong.”
Xue Ying who was seated on the carriage with his spear placed on his legs merely wiggled his right finger.
Even though he was still seated there, and was seemingly quite far away from Magic Servant Chao Qing.
Yet this fingernail…
Had somehow appeared in the position of Magic Servant Chao Qing’s head. It was clear that Xue Ying had connected the space of his finger attack to where Magic Servant Chao Qing’s head was.
The fingernail pierced through the forehead of the magic servant.
There was no resistance at all. Magic Servant Chao Qing suffered from the full brunt of this finger–it widened its eyes, yet closely following that, its body decomposed. This decomposition was happening on the level of particles, and its existence was utterly wiped out from the world.
A finger had wiped out Magic Servant Chao Qing just like smoke and dust.
Xue Ying remained seated there without even moving at all.
This was the tenth style of “Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles”–’Smoke and Dust Scatter’.
Unlike the secret treasure–the spear body–where Xue Ying had to painstakingly comprehend and ponder over before he grasped the domain technique at God Yuan palace seventh level strength, and relying on the spear body to reach the eighth level strength, it was different with the “Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles”. This was a well-detailed absolute art. Xue Ying could even comprehend it according to the void bloodline in his body. That was why he had grasped the styles at God Yuan Palace eighth level strength–the ninth and tenth styles.
The tenth style, ‘Smoke and Dust Scatter’, was widely known for its frightening power. But this technique could easily be broken apart. The ninth style was comparatively more unpredictable and harder to be blocked, though its strength was weaker.
By relying on his domain, Xue Ying could ensure that the enemy could not block his move at all. Magic Servant Chao Qing was facing from the full power of the Smoke and Dust Scatter technique. Those two moves were absolutely compatible, allowing the combined technique to reach a strength at the peak of the eighth level! As a result, Magic Servant Chao Qing’s entire body was exterminated under a single strike.
Booms could be heard from the distorted void. All the Hidden Guards present felt confused. They even saw many pavilions and residences being teleported away–they were floating in midair.
Soon, the dust settled down.
The original space spanning half a million kilometer–including those pavilions and residences that were teleported soon appeared back at their original positions once again.
Some of the cultivators who were teleported away by the void also appeared back where they were originally. They were looking around them in bewilderment.
“Such a formidable expert.” Tian Yi Zhi looked excitedly around him. He announced with a loud voice, “Many thanks senior for saving the prince of my clan!”
“Many thanks, senior.” The female servant Yan Yu also stated with gratitude.
Ying Shan Lie Hu though was seated on the carriage. He stroked his head and let out a breath of relief. He had suffered from a shock, so much so that his legs had turned wobbly. He then turned to Xue Ying who was beside him: “My son, you can relax. The foundation of my Ying Shan Clan is really deep. They have surely arranged an ultra expert to protect you. How could those assassins succeed?” Ying Shan Lie Hu was both weak and had poor eyesight. He was not clear how horrifying the enemies were this time.
“Many thanks, senior for saving me.” Xue Ying said with a loud voice too.
Even though he had merely wriggled his finger just now, and even if others could see through the distorted void, they would only see him seated there. They could not see the small motion of his finger.
And since he acted, Xue Ying would naturally not leave any gaps behind.
To the distant, the black-robed devil master spectated the distorted void. When the void regained its calm, both Old Devil Nian Jiu and Magic Servant Chao Qing had disappeared.
To cause two experts that had erupted with strength at the God Yuan Palace seventh level disappear in an instant? What strength was that?
“Even if Marquis Ardent Fire acted, it would not end so quickly.” The expression of the black-robed devil master turned cold. After all, it was impossible for one to teleport in a suppressed void. One had to fly forward to kill the enemy, yet Old Devil Nian Jiu had six avatars, and the fleshy body of Magic Servant Chao Qing was terrifically strong too. To kill both of them in an instant?
“The surrounding void is suppressed, even time-space was obscured? Who could kill both of them in that single instant?”
“Does Ying Shan Clan have such an expert?”
The black-robed devil master pondered for a while.
It was only possible for that unfathomable ‘Old Mother Ying Shan’ who could do this. But what identity did she have? She was undoubtedly protecting the Ying Shan City. The Ying Shan City was much bigger than this Ardent Fire City and was more important too. It was impossible for the other party to rush over across such a long distance without utilizing a spatial ultra-long distance teleportation technique.
“Who is it?”
“Unless there is an expert who is living in seclusion within Ardent Fire City? Seeing that the talent of that young fellow Xue Ying is so high, that was why he acted to protect him?” The black-robed devil master could only think of this point.
“Consider him fortunate.” The black-robed devil master turned around and left.
The carriage was still in midair; the eight dragon beasts were feeling slight unease.
The Hidden Guards, Tian Yi Zhi, the nine personal guards, female attendant Yan Yu, Ying Shan Lie Hu and his servants and protectors were all astonished. For a moment, they could not remain calm.
“Prince, just now I saw many pavilions and houses floating by the distant sky!” The female attendant Yan Yu was slightly excited, “In the blink of an eye, everything returned back to their original positions again!”
“I wonder who that senior is.” Xue Ying sighed, “Really formidable.”
“This senior helped prince, possibly because he had ties with our Ying Shan Clan. But it is important for Prince to remember this favor.” Tian Yi Zhi chuckled. He even felt envy for their clan prince since he could befriend which that great expert by relying on this.
The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire appeared once again in midair.
Marquis Ardent Fire saw that everything was fine. He noticed Xue Ying had no injuries too before heaving a sigh of relief. Only then did he start investigating what had happened previously.
Just as they were chatting…
Two figures appeared here.
One was a green-pupiled old man, and the other was Old Mother Ying Shan.
“Old Ancestor, Marquis Floating Dust.” The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire went forward to greet them.
“We came late.” Old Mother Ying Shan looked around her before smiling, “But it is still fortunate that nothing bad happened. How did you all defend against that Magic Servant Chao Qing?”
The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire shook his head: “I do not know either. It seems to be an expert who passed by Ardent Fire City.”
Old Mother Ying Shan looked into empty space.
The void gradually distorted and fleeted with the scenes of what happened previously, though they were soon disrupted.
“The assassin has even disrupted the time-space.” Old Mother Ying Shan looked towards the green-pupiled old man by the side, “Floating Dust, I”ll have to ask you to investigate things.”
The green-pupiled old man nodded. His eyes then shot out a faint green light. One could see many projections started appearing in the air to the distance. It began showing what happened previously from start to end, though during the moment the void was distorted, it remained disordered. They were only able to see some regions that Xue Ying did not deliberately conceal.
“Such a formidable domain technique.” The green-pupiled old man commented with astonishment, “That Old Devil Nian Jiu and Magic Servant Chao Qing both perished in an instant. Magic Servant Chao Qing is able to unleash strength at the God Yuan Palace seventh level. Furthermore, his fleshy body is strong. It is very difficult to kill such an existence instantly.”
“I can’t do it.” Marquis Ardent Fire added.
His combat style was quite tyrannical, though the magic servant was not foolish. He could parry and escape too.
“The actor should have a ninth level strength.” Old Mother Ying Shan chuckled, ‘The puzzling thing is that he acted to save this young fellow Xue Ying, yet did not come out to speak to this old granny. Unless he did not do so because of me?”
If the other party acted for her sake, he should have spoken to her at least.
“It could be someone who lives in seclusion within Ardent Fire City, or he might just be passing by this area.” Old Mother Ying Shan shook her head with a smile, “No matter what, this expert should not have any vile intention. We could still thank him for his help.”
“Mn.” Marquis Ardent Fire nodded.
Old Mother Ying Shan and Marquis Ardent Fire could not think of who had helped them during this period. At least nobody within the Southern Cloud Nation corresponded with the profile of this expert. Nevertheless, the Realm Heart Great Land was massive, and there were many nations. There were even six great ancient nations where experts numbered like clouds! Hence, it was natural for many experts to exist that did not know of Old Mother Ying Shan.
“Little fellow Xue Ying.” Old Mother Ying Shan turned to him, “That expert must be fond of you, which was why he acted. It might be possible to meet him in the future. You must remember to befriend that expert by then.”
After all, according to their deduction, that should be at least a Conferred King.
In the entire Southern Cloud Nation, there were only 21 Conferred Kings in the total! None had such a horrifying technique that could distort the void like this.
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded.
“For you to remain calm without panicking shows that your heart temperament is quite good.” The incarnation of Marquis Ardent Fire praised Xue Ying too.
As Old Mother Ying Shan spoke, she was also pondering who this mysterious expert was. Firstly, she had excluded all those who lived within the Southern Cloud Nation. It should be someone outside of it. She was quite familiar with the entire Black Devil Four Nations too, and some devils within the Black Devil Great Lake. There were only two who could achieve this at the Primal Chaos realm. But many more of such experts existed in the vaster world outside the Black Devil Four Nations.
“That is an opportunity for Xue Ying. Furthermore, Xue Ying is talented in the void too, which is the same as what this expert specializes in. Since he acted, their destiny has been connected. Who knows if he might come and meet Xue Ying because of fate.” Old Mother Ying Shan chuckled. Following that, her expression turned cold. She was currently pondering over who arranged the assassination.
Who was it that wanted to reap the life of her Ying Shan Clan’s disciple, ‘Ying Shan Xue Ying’, who had the highest talent in the history of her clan!