Chapter 1089: Fair Trade
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Within the royal palace of the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Currently, the competition between the three clans had just ended, causing the atmosphere in the hall to loosen up.
“Your Fan Clan is just that close to losing six consecutive times! Who would have guessed that Ying Shan Xue Ying would emerge at this moment.”
“This is luck! It is destined for our Fan Clan to not lose.”
The higher-ups from the three great clans continued chatting.
At the same time, quite a few guests deliberately went to talk to Xue Ying. Those who were invited as guests were at least on the level of Fiery Zhao King and Maple Nest King. The majority of them were experienced and had an acute perception. They would most likely deduce that: “For this Ying Shan Xue Ying to be so heaven-defying, it is highly possible for him to be reincarnated from another world. Furthermore, it is impossible for the Myriad Realms Ancient Nation or the Summer Wind Ancient Nation to let an outsider learn the cultivation technique of attaining the pinnacle of void-ification! Where did he learn it from? Nowhere! Hence, the only possibility was that he had learned it in his previous life back at his hometown Origin World before reincarnating over.”
An expert from another Origin World could achieve the pinnacle of void-ification using Profound Mysteries at the Primal Chaos Realm. That justified Xue Ying’s strength.
“That is an Origin World that could create a cultivation technique of reaching the ‘pinnacle of void-ification’. The foundation of that Origin World shouldn’t be too weak. We must take this chance to interact with him.” Their gaze towards Xue Ying was no longer that of viewing a young fellow from the Southern Cloud Nation. Instead, it was a reincarnated expert from a great Origin World.
“Honored Guest Flying Snow, I am also researching on the Dao of Void. If you are free, you pay a visit to my Misty Fox Prefecture. The two of us could have a proper discussion on Dao.” A plump bald old man laughed.
“It is Xue Ying’s fortune to be invited by a Paragon. Once this matter has ended, I’ll definitely pay a visit to Paragon’s Prefecture.” Xue Ying answered. This was ‘Paragon Misty Fox’ from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Even though he was not from the three great clans, he was a Great Paragon. Although the foundation of the other party might not be as deep as his teacher, Southern Cloud King’s, he was still strong. Xue Ying dared not to scorn such a character.
One by one, they either came to exchange pleasantries and befriended Xue Ying.
Or they directly invited him to their home.
Clearly, Xue Ying was highly favored by these guests.
The other Primal Chaos experts who participated in the competition between the three clans watched from afar. They felt both envious and helpless at the same time.
Those who were qualified to be guests here weren’t ordinary Cosmos Gods! At least they would rarely interact with them, Primal Chaos experts since the gap in strength was too big.
“These guests seem to interact with Ying Shan Xue Ying and disregard us all.”
“This Ying Shan Xue Ying is ultimately too powerful. It is expected for him to be favored.”
They could only suppress their jealousy.
The majority of them thought Xue Ying was being acknowledged for his strength, yet they did not know those experts were already treating Xue Ying as an expert on the same level.
When the banquet ended.
The higher-ups from the Fan Clan naturally left. Xue Ying also befriended a group of Cosmos God friends from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. He received many invitations! Naturally, he was delighted since the entire Realm Heart Great Land was a place of fortune for him to develop his strength. Naturally, he would befriend as many people as possible so that he could accumulate resources that could help him in the future.
“Upper Honored Guest Flying Snow, let us fly together.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon invited Xue Ying over to take his carriage in returning to the Fan Clan Magic Mountain.
“Don’t stare anymore. If the lot of you are as strong as Ying Shan Xue Ying, you would similarly be treated so respectfully.” Monarch Andromeda glanced at Fan San Yuan, Fan Mo Zhu, Fan Yi Qian, and King Sauron by the side, “Let us leave.”
Fan San Yuan and the few of them could only watch as Sky-Rending Great Paragon left with Xue Ying on the same carriage. They felt complex in their hearts before boarding their carriage, which was brought back by Monarch Andromeda.
Fan Clan Magic Mountain.
There was a dark violet short but thick tree. This tree trunk spanned about a dozen meters, yet it was only several dozen meters tall. It had a vast treetop that covered this entire area close to half a kilometer.
Sky-Rending Great Paragon sat down with Xue Ying underneath the great tree. They faced each other with good wine and food placed before them. There were also beautiful female attendants serving them.
“Mn?” Xue Ying could not help but look at this short but thick great tree. The bark, branches, and leaves were all dark violet in color. It seemed to be made from a dark violet jade.
“Have you felt how unique this God Tree is?” Sky-Rending Great Paragon laughed.
“Yes, it is indeed mysterious.” Xue Ying nodded. As he sat under this magnificent tree, he began absorbing energy that nourished his soul. His soul felt really pleasant and comfortable, and he could even feel his soul improving gradually.
“This is the great tree snatched over by Teacher before the first War of the Ancient Nations.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon chuckled, “It has been named by Teacher as the ‘Burning Heart God Tree’. Teacher has precisely attained grand perfection in the <Un-Phase Mystical Technique> underneath this God Tree.”
Xue Ying was startled.
There was such an origin?
Given his identity in Southern Cloud Nation, he knew many information and secrets, yet he had never heard of the ‘Burning Heart God Tree’ before.
Ancestor Fan had reached grand perfection in <Un-Phase Mystical Technique>, which went to show how unique this God Tree was.
“The soul nourishing effect which the Burning Heart God Tree has is not its most important trait since one’s soul would reach a limit after just half a year.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon took up his wine cup. Xue Ying similarly brought his wine cup up. After the two of them toasted and drank down the wine, Sky-Rending Great Paragon continued: “What is most special about the Burning Heart God Tree is on its ‘Burning Heart’. Cultivating underneath this tree, the longer one cultivated under it, the more intense the feeling he would get. This would be hugely beneficial to improving the soul! My teacher has finally perfected the <Un-Phase Mystical Technique> given his realm only after cultivating under this tree!”
“Burning Heart? It seems to be greatly beneficial to cultivating the soul?” Xue Ying could not help but feel his heart itch.
His Mirage and Illusory Realm was precisely a soul technique.
That was something mysterious and special.
Like after reaching the pinnacle of void-ification, one’s body would have fused into the essence of the void. It is impossible to injure such a cultivator unless his attacks could break apart the cage of the Origin World.
Of course, there is one exception. That was–to target the soul!
Soul techniques were shapeless and phaseless. They were soundless and would not show signs of coming. They would instead descend on the enemy abruptly without delay! Even if Xue Ying entered the void, his soul still existed, and enemies could always target him using soul techniques! Naturally, once the cultivator activated the ‘pinnacle of void-ification’, he would completely disappear from sight. It was impossible for other parties to target him once that happened.
Even if they assaulted him! Given Xue Ying’s current soul and attainments in the Mirage and Illusory Realm, it took three Cosmos Gods working together before they could bring him down–just like in the first round during the competition between the three clans!
Once he became a Cosmos God, his soul would undergo a qualitative transformation! It would be even harder to deal against him by targeting his soul.
“This secret treasure of yours is the Devil Heart Bell? Do you specialize in the Mirage and Illusory Realm?” Sky-Rending Great Paragon asked.
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded.
“Dao paths that focused on the soul aspect are arduous to master.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon laughed out loud, “It’ll be greatly beneficial for you if you were to cultivate under this Burning Heart God Tree. Nevertheless, we only have one single God Tree here! The aura it emits can only be absorbed by a single cultivator. If two cultivators were to absorb it simultaneously, the effect would be weakened.”
“This Burning Heart God Tree is extremely precious. Usually, only the six of us Great Paragons will rotate and use it. Disciples of my Fan Clan or Honored Guests have to contribute greatly before they could have the chance to enter.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon said, “This time, you contributed greatly, and I can permit you to cultivate here for about a year. Even though it might not be beneficial to you for your cultivation, it’ll allow you to nourish your soul to its limit.”
“Many thanks, Great Paragons. Ancestor Fan has already bestowed me with 30,000 contribution points.” Xue Ying immediately added.
“I know about that.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon smiled, “A year is a minor thing to us, but given that you want to achieve something great in the Dao relating to the soul, it’ll be much more beneficial to you to cultivate for a trillion years under the Burning Heart God Tree! Nevertheless, the period is too long, and I am powerless to promise you that.”
Xue Ying felt enlightened.
He understood now.
To gain the chance of cultivating under the tree, he had to pay a comparable price!
“The Origin World which you were previously at could create a cultivation technique attaining the pinnacle of void-ification at the Primal Chaos Realm. It should have a deep foundation too.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon looked at Xue Ying, “My Fan Clan will naturally provide many benefits in exchange for mysterious and powerful cultivation techniques!”
“Peak-graded secret treasures? Cultivating under the Burning Heart God Tree? These are benefits which aren’t recorded in the scroll given to you previously. But everything could be further discussed.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon smiled, “It is a fair trade!”
Dao was fundamental.
Secret impartation techniques that were sufficiently powerful could cause these apex organizations to covet them.
It was impossible for them to give peak-graded secret treasures to outsiders. Even though it was written on the scroll that one could exchange for such treasure for ‘200,000 contribution points’! In reality, Southern Cloud King had not even accumulated that much.
But if there were sufficiently powerful secret impartation techniques, both parties could exchange, and the benefits could be further discussed!
“Sometimes, there are limitations that prevent me from teaching the cultivation technique to other people.” Xue Ying said.
“I understand.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon grinned.
“As for those that I can divulge, let me think through it first.” Xue Ying said. The ‘Nine Rotation Undying Technique’ was created by him. Naturally, he could exchange it for benefits, albeit now wasn’t the right time!
“Haha… everything can be discussed. As I said before, fair trade.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon nodded.