Chapter 1045: Formally accepting a Teacher; Getting bestowed with treasures
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The Southern Cloud Nation would be conferring a new King.
This was a huge affair in the nation. Many higher-ups from the Aristocratic Marquis clans were heading towards the capital. Even Conferred Marquis and Conferred Kings would send their true bodies or incarnations over.
On the day of the ceremony.
“Go. We will be meeting the King.”
Old Mother Ying Shan and Xue Ying were both seated on the carriage. There were a total of nine Black Magic Dragons pulling it. Every Magic Dragon was a Magic Servant that could unleash strength at the ninth level–they were all more precious than Magic Servant Zi Bai! A total of nine Magic Dragons pulling the carriage… only the king had the wealth to carry this out in the entire Southern Cloud Nation.
After all, a single Magic Dragon would require a Conferred King like Old Mother Ying Shan to sell all her treasures.
The King himself was even considered one of the wealthiest across the entire Realm Heart Great Land.
The King himself had personally sent his carriage to pick up Xue Ying. Both Xue Ying and Old Mother Ying Shan soon arrived before the royal palace and into the cultivation ground which the King usually meditated at.
Usually, only significant affairs would be held within the royal palace.
Ordinary private matters would be held personally in Southern Cloud King’s meditating cultivation ground. One could see that he had treated Xue Ying as his own people already.
The nine Magic Dragons roared and charged down directly. They soon slowed down after reaching the ground.
Xue Ying and Old Mother Ying Shan left the carriage. The carriage then disappeared at the next moment as the dragons immediately swam away deep towards a mountain peak covered by a cold white fog behind Southern Cloud King.
Xue Ying and Old Mother Ying Shan both respectfully bowed.
This was Xue Ying’s first time seeing the Southern Cloud King. The Southern Cloud King wore a luxurious golden gown. He was thin and sat cross-legged on the black grass field. Even though he was thin, he seemed to be of one entity with the surrounding void, causing others to feel reverence and subservient towards him.
‘He is truly a legendary character.’ Xue Ying understood that an expert who wasn’t part of the six great ancient nations could still cultivate to this stage without having any secret impartations and relied merely on a great secret treasure. The Southern Cloud King had even created a religion that was ranked in the top ten, spreading it across the entire Realm Heart Great Land. He was so rich that it reached a stage that the old ancestors from the six great ancient nations were green with envy. They once acted against the Southern Cloud King before, yet to no avail.
Of the ten great religions, eight came from the six great ancient nations.
And those that weren’t from the six great ancient nations, one was the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion, and the other was the ‘Sky Sword Sect’ that the Sky Sword King personally created.
Sky Sword King was also a legendary character that ruled an era. But he was not as firm and unyielding like the Southern Cloud King. Instead, a considerable amount of his cosmos crystals were presented to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation and Myriad Realms Ancient Nation. Only then could his ‘Sky Sword Sect’ spread so rampantly. Furthermore, the degree of its propagation was slightly more formidable than the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. Ultimately, he was squeezed dry by the two great ancient nations, and his wealth was naturally incomparable to that of the Southern Cloud King.
That time, the Southern Cloud King could resist against waves of enemies targeting him before stabilizing his position. Over the long years, his foundation naturally became unfathomable. Of course, he had remained low-profile and befriended many other cultivators across the origin world. How powerful he was currently was still kept a mystery.
“I am curious why you chose me to be your teacher and not Ancestor Fan?” Southern Cloud King chuckled. There were also five other figures standing behind him now–they were the five disciples of Southern Cloud King. All of them were looking at Xue Ying curiously. Ancestor Fan wanted to take him as a disciple? Yet this Xue Ying declined the other party?
“I want to learn the avatar technique as soon as possible.” Xue Ying directly answered.
Southern Cloud King softly nodded.
The other five senior disciple brothers and sisters had differing thoughts when they heard this.
‘Avatar technique is also the most apex survival secret techniques in the entire Realm Heart Great Land. It is indeed not easy to learn it. Nevertheless, Teacher is willing to directly impart it to his disciples.’
‘He indeed has a cautious character.’
‘Is it because he is afraid of death? Hmph, I bet he is afraid he might die before becoming a Cosmos God within the Fan Clan and could not learn the avatar technique by then?’
They had unique thoughts.
But the Southern Cloud King was merely curious. He did not heed Xue Ying’s reasons. He was unlike that Ancestor Fan who would choose disciples based on his mood. Instead, the Southern Cloud King desired to have more capable subordinates. After all, stabilizing the Southern Cloud Nation or spreading the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion both required formidable experts.
“Alright.” Southern Cloud King nodded, “Kneel down for me.”
“Ying Shan Xue Ying greets Teacher.” Xue Ying immediately knelt down to formally accept the other party as his teacher. One must always treat his teacher with respect. His cultivation on the void lineage would still have to depend on the guidance by Southern Cloud King in the future. Across the entire Realm Heart Great Land, few could match Southern Cloud King in terms of the Dao of Void. He was naturally qualified to become Xue Ying’s teacher.
Southern Cloud King smiled and nodded: “There are very few rules in my sect. There is only one main rule–to not betray the religion. Previously, you were only an inner disciple and had learned the Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles. Many in the world know of this absolute art, and it doesn’t matter even if you joined other organizations. But now that you have become my personal disciple, it is absolutely forbidden for you to betray me. If you were to betray, I’d pay no heed to the price to kill you.”
“This disciple understands.” Xue Ying responded.
If the Southern Cloud King wanted to kill someone…
Even if the other party could survive, given how wealthy the king is, he could always invite an unparalleled existence like Ancestor Fan to act!
“Good.” Southern Cloud King nodded. He flipped his right hand. Two half-translucent scriptures then appeared. These scriptures were glowing in gold.
“Those who joined my sect can first learn the <Avatar Technique> and the <Destructive Realm Teleportation technique>, these two survival techniques.” The Southern Cloud King said. Those two books then floated before Xue Ying, “The <Destructive Realm Teleportation technique> is the technique which I created, and this is our sect’s <Avatar Technique> which was originally created by me too, though it had been perfected by one of the five ancestors from the Myriad Realms Ancient Nation, ‘Drifter’.”
Xue Ying received them.
He extended his senses into the scriptures.
At that moment, large amounts of light flew from the scriptures into Xue Ying’s forehead.
The two inheritances were soon memorized entirely by Xue Ying’s strong soul.
“Oh?” Xue Ying was slightly startled.
He had already known the ultra-long distance teleportation in his previous life, and that was actually the Destructive Realm Teleportation technique. Even though there was some difference between the Destructive Realm Teleportation techniques between the two origin worlds, they were qualitatively equal. Xue Ying finished learning them after sweeping through it once.
But the <Avatar Technique> was completely different from what he expected.
This avatar technique actually required one to finish cultivating the ‘Arch Destruction’ style, one of the two secret impartations from the Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles! This style was of the tenth level power. Only when this style was fully grasped could the cultivator rely on it to break the essence of this origin world’s void and interact with the higher dimension. After that, the cultivator could absorb the energy from the outer world in the higher dimension to nourish his body and soul. That would thus allow the cultivator to grasp the avatar technique.
‘This should be different from the avatar technique belonging to Scarlet-Browed Mountain Master.’ Xue Ying thought.
Scarlet-Browed Mountain Master had learned the avatar technique despite being at the ninth level power.
Clearly, the avatar techniques were different in both cases.
The Southern Cloud King had already mentioned that he was the first creator, and the technique was perfected by one of the five ancestors from the Myriad Realms Ancient World, ‘Drifter’.
‘Different cultivation entry point yet it similarly allows the cultivator to grasp the avatar technique.’ Xue Ying praised in his mind.
“In the Realm Heart Great Land, the inheritance of <Avatar Technique> could be counted with one’s finger.” Southern Cloud King looked at Xue Ying, “Cosmos Gods sought to learn it, yet they could not do so. This is one of the highest-leveled secret technique even within the Fan Clan.”
Southern Cloud King was slightly proud of this.
“These are the required precious materials which you need to cultivate the Southern Cloud Sacred Body to the tenth grand perfection level.” Southern Cloud King waved his hand again, throwing over a storage wristband. This was common between all disciples, “Properly cultivate. With your talent, you should be able to grasp the two secret impartations of the Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles pretty quickly. Also… you can use this Magic Dragon as your means of transport.”
Saying that, he waved his hand.
Deep behind him from amidst the mountain ranges covered in cold fog, a black Magic Dragon flew out. It flew towards Xue Ying obediently.
Saying that, he threw another blood crystal to Xue Ying, which Xue Ying understood that this should be the core towards controlling the black Magic Dragon. Even though Magic Servant Zai Bai had once followed him, in reality, his master was still Old Mother Ying Shan.
‘Magic Dragon?’ Of the five disciples to the side, other than two who were able to maintain their calmness, the expressions of the other three had changed slightly.
The previous bestow by the king was something which they had gotten before.
Only the Magic Dragon…
Was something they were not given when they accepted the King as their teacher! This was exceptional! A loyal Magic Dragon that could unleash power at the ninth level was worth 1.5 billion cosmos crystals! So how could they remain calm in their hearts?