Chapter 1098: Fate
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Everything was settled adequately.
“You can go to the Fan Clan Magic Mountain to learn the <Heart Realm>. As for the <Chaotic Origin Dao Scroll>, you will have to pay the Summer Wind Ancient Nation royal palace a visit. There will naturally be someone there to receive you.” Emperor Summer took over that original copy which Xue Ying personally penned down and disappeared from the vicinity.
Within the Jin Cloud Palace, there were only the three female attendants, Xue Ying and Southern Cloud King left inside.
Southern Cloud King also let out his breath. Facing Emperor Summer gave him quite a considerable pressure.
“Xue Ying, if you have a more powerful cultivation technique, you can earn even more.” Southern Cloud King lamented.
Xue Ying smiled: “I have to discuss that with my religion.”
Ordinary cultivation techniques were not worth a lot. Like the <Chaotic Origin Dao Scroll>, that was created by an unparalleled existence, Emperor Summer. It uses the ‘Chaotic Origin Energy’ from beyond the Origin World, fusing it into the Dao of Void and is termed as the strongest technique at the same level! There were only two levels, but learning it once took 100,000 contribution points. If it were the original copy, which Xue Ying could impart to many other cultivators, it would absolutely be more expensive than the Nine Rotation Undying Technique.
What a pity…
The more powerful and the rarer the cultivation technique was, the more difficult it would be in its creation!
“Are you planning on contacting the other five great ancient nations?” Southern Cloud King looked at Xue Ying.
“I’m not in a rush. I shall make my decision first after cultivating these two secret impartation techniques.” Xue Ying replied. The trade involving his Nine Rotation Undying Technique had to be done carefully. After all, Xue Ying would likely not find a second set of cultivation technique appropriate to sell to others.
Summer Wind Capital.
After entering through the city doors, a white-robed Xue Ying swiftly flew above the Summer Wind Capital. Being an expert in the Mirage and Illusory Realm, his aura was illusory, and others could hardly discern his strength. As long as the cultivator was slightly experienced, he could determine how frighteningly strong this white-robed young man should be!
“Mn?” Xue Ying who was originally planning on visiting the Fan Clan Magic Mountain first to learn the <Heart Realm> suddenly frowned. He turned in a particular direction.
“Karma?” Xue Ying muttered.
A cosmos was relatively smaller. Hence, it was relatively easy to view any karmic ties that existed between beings.
But an Origin World was bigger. The ‘Supreme Law’ was also too high to reach. There were many Cosmos Gods, and the difficulty of sensing one’s ‘karmic ties’ increased greatly. Nevertheless, after becoming a Cosmos God, the cultivator would form his own ‘Cosmic Laws’, and wherever his body existed would push aside the Supreme Law. Hence, it was possible for him to examine all traces, including karma!
The examination of karmic ties included many challenges.
For instance, a longer distance would increase the difficulty of doing so.
And the stronger the other party was, the harder it would be to trace any karmic ties back to that party. Xue Ying’s soul had fused with the ‘Chaotic Origin Energy’ from beyond the Origin World, making it extremely difficult for others to trace down Xue Ying’s karma–even more so than doing so for ordinary Cosmos Gods. Even unparalleled existences might have a hard time finding traces of Xue Ying.
That was why Sacred Master could not find where the avatar of Scarlet-Browed Mountain Master was!
“Why do I feel that a young fellow whom I have karmic ties with is facing huge trouble within the Summer Wind Capital?” Xue Ying turned towards a direction according to his senses.
Taking a step, Xue Ying disappeared silently.
At the Summer Wind Capital, at the ‘Hidden Wind Valley Prison’ beside Fan Clan Magic Mountain.
The cold wind blew, biting into the bones of those who were present. It whistled amidst the valley. Many cavern prisons could be seen situated in the wall of the valley, with a prisoner being locked up in each of them.
Within one of the prisons.
Ba Tuo Chen sat cross-legged all the way in the prison. His hair draped over his shoulder. Currently, his entire person was dirty and filter. He sat there in silence.
“Dong.” A protector came to the gates, throwing pieces of bizarre metal. There were quite a few–it piled up into a little hill.
“Purify it within one month.” The protector angrily shouted.
Ba Tuo Chen’s cold eyes looked up.
The prison gates weren’t actual substance. Instead, it was an unseen array that forbade the prisoners from leaving.
“Brat, who asked you to offend Prince Sea. Do you believe in your poor luck now?” A protector sneered before leaving after that.
Ba Tuo Chen watched at the bizarre pieces of metal that piled up to a hill. He felt his heart filled with fury, and his eyes flashed with hatred.
Ba Tuo Chen’s clan was exterminated. His wife deliberately disguised herself and entered his family. To that, Ba Tuo Chen already felt quite distorted in his heart. But due to Xue Ying, he was saved and sent to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation, giving him home! That was when he regained his state of the heart. But, just a short one year later, he saw the dark side behind the biggest city in Realm Heart Great Land, the ‘Summer Wind Capital’.
‘This isn’t the time!’
‘When I go out, there’ll be a day when all of them die!’ Ba Tuo Chen roared in his heart. He closed his drooped his eyelids down before waving his hand, causing those pieces of bizarre metal to fly towards him. He began purifying the metal one by one while enduring his feeling.
Suddenly, Ba Tuo Chen felt something and turned over.
Just outside the cavern that was restricted by an unseen array, there was a young man with his white robe billowing. He walked over through the void. After taking two to three steps, he arrived before this door and said with a chuckle: “Haha, Little Fellow Ba Tuo, what led you to such miserable straits?”
Ba Tuo Chen stared at the white-robed young man outside the gates with a daze. He mumbled: “Senior Ying Shan Xue Ying.”
Xue Ying waved his hand. He utilized the Destruction Realm Teleportation Technique, forming a passage that led directly into the cavern prison. At the same time, he ordered: “Why aren’t you coming out?”
Ba Tuo Chen looked at the distorted spatial passage that formed, yet he did not enter. Instead, he said: “Senior, I offended ‘Prince Sea’ from the Fu Ya Clan. That Prince Sea is actually a subordinate of a Cosmos God from the Fan Clan, ‘Monarch Jade Serpent’. There is no need for Senior to save me.” If his sources of intelligence were right, then Senior Xue Ying should be a tenth level expert from the Southern Cloud Nation. He was incredibly talented and was more terrifying than most tenth level experts.
But no matter what.
That was outside the nation! Within the Summer Wind Ancient Nation, he would still be discriminated, much less when facing against ‘Prince Sea’ who was a subordinate of Fan Clan’s Monarch Jade Serpent.
Even though Ba Tuo Chen’s psychology had been distorted over the one year of torture, he was genuinely thankful to ‘Ying Shan Xue Ying’ as the other party had saved him not for rewards.
“I asked you to come out, so you come out.” Xue Ying softly roared.
The moment he spoke.
Ba Tuo Chen could not control his body. He went along the passage and walked out. It was only after he left the prison did he regain his consciousness. Ba Tuo Chen felt extremely shocked. He turned back at the jail, realizing that he had left it unknowingly? Was he controlled?
“Master, this Ying Shan Xue Ying is extremely horrifying. Even Cosmos Gods can be controlled willfully by him! I am still too weak currently, and feel a huge threat from him. Hence, I can only conceal my aura in your soul completely for now.” A voice resounded in the soul of Ba Tuo Chen.
“Senior Ying Shan Xue Ying has no malicious intention towards me.” Ba Tuo Chen interacted in his soul.
“What gall! To actually dare barge into the Hidden Wind Valley Prison of my Fan Clan!” A loud, furious shout could be heard from afar. A black-robed muscular man flew in. Behind him closely followed other protectors.
That black-robed muscular man looked at Ba Tuo Chen who escaped with immense acrimony. He coldly chuckled: “Ba Tuo Chen, it is fortunate for you to survive through the ‘soul smelting’. Who would have thought you have the courage to plan and escape from the prison? Do you think the prison of my Fan Clan is somewhere which you could escape from? Also, this helper of yours is quite resourceful to actually dare infiltrate into my Fan Clan’s prison? Everyone go! Kill them all!”
The black-robed muscular man first led with a wave of his whip.
The whip brought with it a thunderclap as it arced through the sky before fiercely slapping down on his own body. That lash actually caused flesh to lacerate, causing the area where it was lashed on to be drenched with blood.
The black-robed muscular man howled in grief, though only excitement could be seen on his face: “Now you know how formidable it is? Haha.”
As he shouted, he continued waving his whip.
“Pa pa pa pa…”
Whip by whip, all the lashes landed on his body. He wailed in anguish, yet only excitement could be seen.
The other protectors by the side were stunned. They even sent voice transmissions to this comrade of theirs, yet to no avail.
“This…” Ba Tuo Chen was watching dumbstruck from the side. This black-robed muscular male was here in the Hidden Wind Valley Prison mainly to deal against him. That was an order given by Prince Sea, but now, the black-robed male seems to be lashing at himself? He was still a Primal Chaos expert.
Xue Ying sat outside the cavern on midair watching silently.
He did not wish to start a slaughter; Xue Ying wanted to give some face to the Fan Clan.
He was too lazy to reveal his identity and grumble about such matters with the protectors. The reason why he taught this black-robed muscular male a lesson was that Xue Ying could see the substantial karmic ties between Ba Tuo Chen and that black-robed muscular male. Clearly, there was vengeance.
“He is here.” Xue Ying looked up.
To the distant, a black-robed male appeared, causing Xue Ying to reveal a look of astonishment: “Sky-Rending Great Paragon.”
He had informed Sky-Rending Great Paragon before this that he would be coming to learn the Heart Realm. Xue Ying also mentioned the matter of saving someone from the Hidden Wind Valley Prison to Sky-Rending Great Paragon too! Since he was merely saving a Unity Realm fellow, Sky-Rending Great Paragon immediately accepted as it was honestly a minor affair!
“Sou sou sou sou sou sou…”
Many figures started appearing.
The real higher-ups of the Hidden Wind Valley Prison including a Cosmos God and other Primal Chaos experts were all incredibly nervous! Many protectors including that black-robed muscular male who had been lashing on himself previously and regained his consciousness now turned to the distant ‘Sky-Rending Great Paragon’.
“Greetings, Great Paragon.”
They greeted uniformly.
The status of Sky-Rending Great Paragon was honestly too high! He was the chief manager for the entire Fan Clan and had a more unique status as compared to the other five Great Paragons. Yet he actually came to the Hidden Wind Valley Prison? This was a prison located at the outermost boundary in the Magic Mountain, a prison that had a low status. Those who committed a grave crime would have been locked at a more stringent prison.
“Upper Honored Guest Flying Snow.” Sky-Rending Great Paragon smiled at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying also followed along. He controlled the void to bring along Ba Tuo Chen.
“I am just helping a young fellow who is fated to cross path with me, yet Great Paragon actually came down personally.” Xue Ying replied.
“Hahaha, since it is at the Fan Clan Magic Mountain, I’d naturally come and have a look.”
Fan Clan Magic Mountain chuckled. Sky-Rending Great Paragon turned to Ba Tuo Chen by the side, “Is this the young fellow you are planning to save?”
Ba Tuo Chen became even more nervous.
The separate existence in his soul had utterly hidden its aura.
Sky-Rending Great Paragon!
The number two existence in the Fan Clan! He was second only to the Old Ancestor of the Fan Clan. Sky-Rending Great Paragon was someone that stood at the apex across the whole Realm Heart Great Land!
“Shall we enter the Magic Mountain now?” Sky-Rending Great Paragon asked.
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded. He then turned to Ba Tuo Chen, asking: “Ba Tuo Chen, where are you planning to go?”