Chapter 1040: Joint Attack
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The four ninth level experts were in a combat formation currently. They were emitting a torrential killing intent. After forming a formation, they even dared to fight against Devil Masters and were thus confident of facing Xue Ying. One of them, a white-haired blood-robed old man, softly swished his sleeves.
The movement seemed as light as a wind blowing on a cloud, yet it was a killing move.
After all, not every Primal Chaos expert loved close combat. For instance, Xue Ying in his previous life rarely engaged in close combat after comprehending the Mirage and illusory realm.
Xue Ying’s expression slightly changed.
The Scarlet Cloud Domain which he maintained all the time sensed a very tiny fluctuation. That white-haired blood-robed old man merely swished his sleeves, and that ripple had arrived over at his location. Even his ‘Scarlet Cloud Domain’ did not have sufficient time to divert that ripple away. By relying on the combat formation, the technique had been promoted to the tenth level power, and it was no longer the same technique as previously.
“Weng.” The ripples assailed Xue Ying at the next instance.
The three maelstrom void stairways surrounding Xue Ying had isolated 70-80% of the incoming force, leaving behind the rest that blasted on Xue Ying’s body. It forced his body back in a rumble. Even his mind and soul were ringing from the force!
The eighth level of Southern Cloud Sacred Body was still too weak in battles at this level! Fortunately, Xue Ying’s current realm was high enough. His understanding of the ‘void-ification’ reached a profound stage. Most bloodline cultivators primarily relied on absolute arts. But for Xue Ying, he cultivated the laws and profound mysteries system too. Even if his body was frail, he could still utilize the profound technique, ‘void-ification’.
Xue Ying had after all trained in the inheritance of Monarch Nine Cloud and the Walker’s Hidden Secret in his previous life, and both arts emphasized on ‘void-ification’. Xue Ying also comprehended over General Mo Gu’s scaled-armor and had once desired to achieve the ‘pinnacle of void-ification’ at the Primal Chaos realm. It’s a pity that he had entered a battle with Sacred Master not too long after obtaining the scaled-armor, and was thus forced into reincarnation.
Nevertheless, Xue Ying’s foundation of the void-ification aspect was firm. By relying on the laws and profound mysteries system, he could shave off 90% of the incoming force, allowing him to survive the strike with his Southern Cloud Sacred Body.
“Yi? His body should be slightly weaker, yet he actually survived?” The white-haired blood-robed old man who unleashed the killing move gritted his teeth after seeing it. He sent the same move once again.
“Hu hu hu.”
Many extremely tiny ripples were shot over. Even though Xue Ying felt his body rumbling from the assault, it did not affect his combat.
‘The Realm Heart Great Land is different from the Primal Chaos Void. There are many more combat techniques here! Hence, in order to survive, I must cover up all my weaknesses.’ Xue Ying understood this point. Currently, his greatest deficiency was his body. Even though the eighth level of Southern Cloud Sacred Body was just two levels off from grand perfection, there existed a qualitative difference.
This difference of two levels would result in an outcome of a huge massacre.
At this moment, both White Cloud Devil Master and the four ninth level expert working together in a combat formation had reached the tenth level combat power.
“Die.” White Cloud Devil Master did not care about his reputation as he sneaked an attack at Xue Ying. He opened his bloody mouth and wanted to swallow Xue Ying in a single move.
Xue Ying hurriedly evaded the attack. He teleported over a distance of several thousand kilometers. At the same time, he hacked his spear directly over, arriving directly by the side of White Cloud Devil Master’s big mouth. “Hong long–” White Cloud Devil Master was smashed, yet his body remained perfectly fine–though it jolted momentarily, causing his offense to be affected.
A thunder-fire suddenly came down at the next moment.
Its speed was fast. Even though it wasn’t as fast as the ripple which came practically without a time interval, Xue Ying did not have sufficient time to evade this technique too. That thunder-fire struck his body. Though it seemed as if his body was in another world. Hence, the thunder-fire blasted onto the ground, causing a bottomless abyss to form.
‘Suffering from two consecutive moves?’ Xue Ying felt his body becoming numb. White Cloud Devil Master then came with another sneak attack.
Of the four ninth level experts, Chen Niu finally guided the entire formation to release a move.
As the power from the combat formation had to gather unto one person before it could release a tenth level power technique, the four experts could only release moves in succession. Otherwise, if they were to release them simultaneously, the power of the techniques would be significantly reduced.
An enormous ax appeared in the hands of Chen Niu, and it was sent hacking down in Xue Ying’s direction. He was someone who preferred close combat.
‘Fortunately, the other two are slower in attacking.’ Xue Ying let out a sigh of relief. He understood the techniques those ninth level devils specialized a long time ago.
Some techniques could not be dodged.
For instance, his illusory realm technique and the Destruction Flower technique in his previous life directly descend and could not be dodged! The enemy had to suffer from the brunt of the moves!
This time, of the four ninth level devils, one specialized in a ripple destruction technique which would reach him in an instance–it could not be dodged! That ‘thunder-fire’ could possibly be dodged though it was too fast and this body of Xue Ying was still too weak. Hence, he did not have enough time to evade it. But the following two moves were easier.
Chen Niu led the combat formation and engaged in close combat together with White Cloud Devil Master. Usually, in close battles, techniques had many different styles and changes. Once two close combat experts worked together well, their power would significantly increase.
Nevertheless, Xue Ying’s figure remained like an apparition. Furthermore, when his spear started moving, it moved in a strange manner that drew void streams along. The spear ran smoothly like the river flow. It would rely on the incoming force to rebound with a higher power. Even though it was a one-on-two battle, it proceeded in an incredibly smooth fashion.
Chen Niu retreated, switching to another cold young man who led the formation this time.
At that time, a dark green serpent condensed out from nothing. It attempted to restrict Xue Ying.
‘I must not be caught.’ Xue Ying understood this point. The moment he was bound by the serpent, White Cloud Devil Master would be able to swallow him with a gulp, and things would be troublesome after that.
The four experts in the combat formation had their own killing moves. At this moment, they were sending move after move at the peak of the tenth level power. They were working together with White Cloud Devil Master to jointly attack Xue Ying.
And in the Southern Cloud Capital, within the residence of the Fan Clan.
“This power is unquestionably at the tenth level.” Fan Tian Chong praised in his heart as he watched the Heaven Observation Mirror.
To grasp a technique at the tenth level of power after cultivating for 1.5 billion years.
Even though there were many experts and formidable techniques within the Realm Heart Great Land, allowing for disciples to be nurtured easily, Xue Ying was considered quite heaven-defying already. In the Summer Wind Ancient Nation and the Myriad Realm Ancient Nation, there were quite a few of such era transcendent talents. Nevertheless, Xue Ying was the most heaven-defying one in the history of the Southern Cloud Nation.
‘He is indeed using the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>. But I wonder to what extent has he comprehended it to.’ Fan Tian Chong thought. After all, he was not of the void lineage, and could barely make his deduction through the Heaven Observation Mirror.
He was currently conveying the information with the internal department of his clan.
Very soon, the clan had a set of instruction.
“According to a deduction from that spear which Ying Shan Xue Ying has, it should be the Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear owned by Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master. He should have comprehended the Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear and deduced these killing techniques. Currently, he can unleash the four great killing moves from the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>. Just by comprehending these four moves, with his comprehension ability, it is likely that he should have comprehended the fifth killing move, the ‘combined technique’. Compared to the complete <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>, he is only lacking the Scarlet Cloud Magic Body.”
The Scarlet Cloud Magic Body was known for its indestructible prowess.
“But he should have deduced the domain technique to its limit, reaching the ninth level power. By relying on the Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear, he can unleash a power at the tenth level. As for the other three great killing moves, he should only be able to reach the peak of the ninth level by relying on the Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear.”
“With his comprehension ability, if sufficient time is given, he would definitely comprehend all five great killing moves at the Primal Chaos realm from the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>.”
“That Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear is slightly too wasteful in his hands. Tian Chong, you should try and see if it is possible to buy that Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear from Ying Shan Xue Ying.”
Fan Tian Chong was currently thinking over the message transmitted over from the clan.
The clan did not seem to mind it too much.
Because it was still the Cosmos Gods that determined the strength of an organization in the Realm Heart Great Land! Hence, the most precious portion of the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique> was its Cosmos God section.
Many Cosmos Gods did not have formidable absolute arts–they could only reach the tenth level power, and was comparable to White Cloud Devil Master and Xue Ying. Want to become stronger? They had to obtain powerful absolute arts at the Cosmos God level. It was too difficult trying to learn them. Most cosmos Gods were forced to join some powerful organizations like the six great ancient nations.
And from then on, they had to fight for the six great ancient nations. Only then could they obtain the profound part of the absolute arts.
Like the Cloud Scripture from the <Ten Holy Scriptures>, it could be imparted to outsiders, but it would only reach the tenth level at most. Want to learn a more profound technique? The cultivator would have to join the ‘Myriad Realm Ancient Nation’ and fight for it. It was equivalent to selling his body. Once the cultivator decided to join the nation, he would be restricted by many secret techniques, and could no longer betray the country from henceforth.
‘It is indeed slightly wasteful for the Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear to be given to this Ying Shan Xue Ying.’ Fan Tian Chong thought, ‘Such a powerful secret treasure could simply be given to Cosmos Gods who cultivated the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique> to use.’
Within the Summer Wind Ancient Nation.
There were a few Cosmos Gods who cultivated the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>.
Naturally, there was only one who reached the grand perfection and was not any weaker than Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master, a Holy Paragon from one of the three great clans in the Summer Wind Ancient Nation, ‘Cang Clan’. Strictly speaking, this Holy Paragon was slightly weaker than Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master in the past. After all, he had experienced two War of the Ancient Nations, and there were many available absolute art secret techniques nowadays with more survival techniques. That Holy Paragon did not need to have this Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear because he had already refined a powerful secret treasure suitable for him.
But other Cosmos Gods still required the spear within the ancient nation.
‘I must get it.’
‘But I must not snatch it in broad daylight.’ Fan Tian Chong thought, ‘After all, he has reached the tenth level power, and Southern Cloud King would certainly protect him.’
Within the Southern Cloud Nation, there were three Monarchs and five tenth level Conferred Kings. These were the most critical support the Southern Cloud King had, and he would not heed the price to protect them. It was impossible for the Fan Clan to snatch these people away.
If Xue Ying was a weak little Conferred Marquis, it was possible for the Fan Clan to snatch him away soundlessly.
‘I must think of a way.’ Fan Tian Chong thought.
Within the bamboo house surrounded by flowing water.
The violet-robed girl ‘Qian Yi Xiao’ who was previously calmly embroidering, currently stood there in a daze. The embroidery needle in her hand had fallen onto the ground.
“What?” Qian Yi Xiao did not dare believe it.
“Tenth level of power?” Qian Yi Xiao was startled. Her Qian Yi Clan did not have someone at the tenth level power within the Southern Cloud Nation. During crucial moments, they had to dispatch an expert from within the Moonflower Ancient Nation over.
Tenth level power…
That was considered at the apex even within the Black Devil Four Nations and the Black Devil Great Lake. During the conflict between Old Mother Ying Shan and their Qian Yi Clan, there was no way for ordinary Primal Chaos experts to barge in.
“That Ying Shan Xue Ying? Has become so powerful?” Qian Yi Xiao frowned slightly. The Ying Shan Clan currently had two tenth level experts, and it was time for them to change their plan of treating the Ying Shan Clan.
As Xue Ying fought with White Cloud Devil Master and the four ninth level experts, various superpowers were also paying close notice to this battle. They were closely determining the power which Xue Ying had. No matter what, the surrounding nations understood that a new absolute expert at the tenth level power had emerged.