Chapter 1122: Great Paragon Iron Wind
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The luxurious golden-robed young man nodded slightly. He then stood up and disappeared.
Even though his methods were formidable, Southern Cloud King controlled the arrays of the entire capital. Hence, he was able to perceive that this cheap teacher of his had left.
‘I hadn’t thought that he would actually come back.’ Southern Cloud King frowned, ‘Truly unlucky.’
This was the first time he met his teacher.
In the past, Southern Cloud King fled like a stray dog from his enemies. But whether it was his fortune or not, he had been able to get his hands on a top-graded secret treasure, the ‘Twin Realm Blade’. That was also the reason why he could turn his fate! In reality, this top-graded secret treasure, ‘Twin Realm Blade’, had been left in an ancient remnant deliberately by his current teacher. If he wanted to acquire it, he had to first swear an oath and take the other party as a teacher!
And that oath was restrictive.
Reaching the level of Southern Cloud King, he would not encounter any danger even if he went against the oath. It would only be disobeying his Dao Heart, making it harder to improve further on the road of cultivation. But to the ambitious Southern Cloud King, he would not violate the oath until the very last moment.
‘That time, the only desire I had was to change my fortune. Furthermore, I thought he had already fallen. Who would have thought that he actually came back.’ Southern Cloud King shook his head. In the past, he was in such a desperate situation that he did not hesitate to accept an unparalleled existence as a teacher that was missing for ages.
And now, his teacher came back.
This was the first time they met. And for Southern Cloud King, firstly, he did not wish to violate the oath. Secondly, he did not wish to offend this teacher of his! After all, he had just become a Cosmos God when the other party was an overlord moving unhindered across the entire Realm Heart Great Land. He understood how frightening the other party was.
‘If I truly offended him, the entire Southern Cloud Nation, other than me, would be wiped out.’ Southern Cloud King sighed inwardly.
The presence of the other party represented death in the past!
And now, his teacher might have become stronger. Hence, Southern Cloud King would rather tolerate and endure it instead of offending his teacher at the current moment.
Flying Snow City.
Xue Ying accompanied his teacher Ying Shan Lie Hu to drink the entire night before returning to his own courtyard. He sat down cross-legged within the pavilion beside a lake. Looking at the Five Phase Beads that appeared on his wrist, he immediately sent an avatar into one of the beads.
Within the world of the Five Phase Beads.
Xue Ying appeared in midair. With a glance, he saw the cross-legged seated Devil Monarch Yan Fire amidst the vast world currently trying to expel the hex poison in his body. A night passed, and Devil Monarch Yan Fire had also expelled close to half the hex poison in his body. Nevertheless, Devil Monarch Yan Fire did not feel happy at all. Instead, his heart was heavy because he knew death had knocked on his door.
“You came.” Devil Monarch Yan Fire looked at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying chuckled. He waited for a night before coming to see Devil Monarch Yan Fire precisely because he wanted the other party to calm down.
“Devil Monarch Yan Fire, currently, there are two routes you can take.” Xue Ying stated, “The first route is for me to kill you and take away your treasures. The second route is for you to give me your treasures willingly, and I’ll send you over to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation! Even though you might be punished by the Summer Wind Ancient Nation, they would only force you to work for them. At least you could survive then.”
It wasn’t hard for Xue Ying to kill Devil Monarch Yan Fire given that he was trapped in the Five Phase Beads.
As long as both parties started fighting! Given that the Five Phase Beads completely isolated the inner space, it would block off any permeance of World Energy. Without this source of World Energy, Devil Monarch Yan Fire would slowly consume his energy and would be doomed!
“Since I have been captured by you alive, I can only work for the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. What else can I do?” Devil Monarch Yan Fire muttered with disappointment.
He did not have any other choices!
Those devils that were weaker would be killed by the six great ancient nations.
And most Cosmos Gods had practical value! Every ancient nation had a group of ‘hired thugs’ concealed in the dark. Like the Moonflower Ancient Nation and Towering Sky Ancient Nation, these weaker ancient nations took the initiative to hire some huge devils over. They did not forbid those devils; instead, they gave them freedom.
“Very good.” Xue Ying said. He casually extended his hand, sending in a strand of Cosmos God energy directly into the body of Devil Monarch Yan Fire. Devil Monarch Yan Fire did not obstruct it as well.
Xue Ying easily examined through the body of Devil Monarch Yan Fire once through.
All secret treasures that Devil Monarch Yan Fire had flown out. Devil Monarch Yan Fire did not stop.
Reaching this predicament, he knew what to do.
“You will eventually be free one day once you worked sufficiently for the Summer Wind Ancient Nation.” Xue Ying checked through. He was quite pleased with his harvests.
Because by sending a devil alive over, the Summer Wind Ancient Nation would gain an additional hired thug after restricting him! Other than gaining the respective contribution points from the mission, he would still be rewarded with cosmos crystals! This Devil Monarch Yan Fire would most likely earn him upwards of 10 billion cosmos crystals. Even though it was relatively low as compared to the value of what Devil Monarch Yan Fire could bring, it was still a set of benefits.
And to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation, they had to pay contribution points and benefits to the Honored Guests for every mission the Honored Guests completed! Some of the more powerful Honored Guests might grumble and decline to accept the mission.
But these ‘hired thugs’ were different. The ancient nation did not have to give them any benefits! They dared not disobey the orders too!
‘After roaming through the world for so many years, I finally fell in the hands of this Monarch Flying Snow.’ Devil Monarch Yan Fire sat cross-legged. Even though he felt sorrowful, he knew what he should do now.
Xue Ying stayed within the Flying Snow City. He no longer went hunt for other ‘preys’.
Because he was clear that capturing Devil Monarch Yan Fire alive had simply been due to his great fortune!
According to experience.
It was quite good to kill a target during the quota contest in Summer Wind Ancient Nation which was held every time the Realm Heart God Palace opens! Because ultimately, those listed targets were very tough to assassinate! If not for Xue Ying’s cunningness in stealthily inching closer to the side of the enemy using his pinnacle of void-ification, and if not for the help by Nine Venom Religion Master, and for Western Floating Old Ancestor to be slowed by a step, Xue Ying would not have succeeded.
Hence, he knew he lucked out.
Furthermore, of all targets that were listed, only ‘Devil Monarch Wind Moon’ was someone which Xue Ying’s strength curbed entirely. But Devil Monarch Wind Moon knew his weakness in his heart temperament. Hence, he chose to hide in the treasure brought by Western Floating Old Ancestor all the time! That was why most would discover that the position of Devil Monarch Wind Moon coinciding with Western Floating Old Ancestor’s position, which was how Western Floating Old Ancestor succeeded in disguising as Devil Monarch Wind Moon!
The other Devil Monarchs dared not remain in the Eden Treasure which Western Floating Old Ancestor brought along because Western Floating Old Ancestor wasn’t considered strong. It was only that he could rapidly form a new body after one of his bodies died. Hence, if all four Great Devil Monarchs hid in the same place, some powerful existences like Great Paragon Fuyi might team up and grab all of them in one fell swoop.
‘It is good to kill one or two targets during the quota contest of Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Most of the participants accumulated their points through the special treasure missions rather.’ Xue Ying thought.
‘Those special treasure missions listed by Summer Wind Ancient Nation call for relatively rare and limited resources.’ Xue Ying thought.
Even the three great clans of the Summer Wind Ancient Nation desired those items.
Hence, it would have to be rare.
But no matter how precious these special treasures were, there was one point of similarity–they were hard to find!
Most of those participating in the contest that was relatively strong would have spent most of their time searching for those special treasures. According to history, it was possible to get a quota after earning ‘10,000’ contribution points’ or so! But there were times in history where one had to earn 12,000 contribution points to get a quota, and some times, just 5,000 was sufficient!
Since a participant could get a quota with such little points, one could see how difficult the ‘assassination missions’ and ‘special treasure missions’ were.
Xue Ying sat cross-legged in the pavilion enjoying the dull fragrance from the heated wine. Suddenly, he sensed something and looked over.
A figure condensed out on the lake beside him. He was a yellow-robed male with a protruding forehead.
Xue Ying was shocked. He immediately stood: “Greetings, Great Paragon.”
Impressively, the one that came was one of the nine Great Paragons from the Summer Clan, ‘Great Paragon Iron Wind’. In terms of strength, he was comparable with Broken Sky Paragon Master from the Floating West Nation and was ranked relatively behind. Actually, most Paragon Masters were typically at his level of combat strength too.
But no matter what, the other party was a core of the Summer Clan.
“Monarch Flying Snow.” Great Paragon Iron Wind stepped through the void over with a smile. After reaching the pavilion, he sniffed, “This wine smells quite good. I wonder if it is possible for me to try a few cups?”
“It is Flying Snow’s honor to drink with Great Paragon.” Xue Ying immediately answered.
Great Paragon Iron Wind immediately sat.
Only then did Xue Ying sit.
No other choice.
Even if they were comparable in strength, those from outside Summer Wind Ancient Nation would be weaker by a level when facing against Great Paragons in the nation! After all, the other party had a group of helpers, and furthermore, he was weaker.
“Mn, relatively flavorful.” Great Paragon Iron Wind placed down the wine cup and said with a grin, “I’ve heard the news of Monarch Flying Snow capturing that Devil Monarch Yan Fire alive. I truly admire you for that.”
“It is merely luck.” Xue Ying replied.
“This isn’t just luck. Without Monarch’s void-ification techniques, how were you able to get close without alerting both Devil Monarch Yan Fire and Nine Venom Religion Master? Without your Mirage and Illusory Realm techniques, how could you have such an easy time imprisoning him?” Great Paragon Iron Wind responded.
Xue Ying revealed a smile: “You’ve flattered me.”
Even though he might have said that, he felt quite happy in his heart still.
“Haha, that Devil Monarch Yan Fire did not seek to die right?” Great Paragon Iron Wind asked.
“He didn’t.” Xue Ying said, “He will work for the Summer Wind Ancient Nation.”
Great Paragon Iron Wind softly nodded, saying: “I have a matter which I have to ask Monarch Flying Snow for help.”
Xue Ying felt his heart paralyzing for a moment.
“Great Paragon, please say. If it is something I can help, I’ll definitely do so.” Xue Ying continued.
Great Paragon Iron Wind nodded: “Monarch Flying Snow is still very young. Furthermore, you have only become a Cosmos God not too long ago and have yet to reach a bottleneck. I presume you aren’t in a rush to breakthrough. That is why I came this time… I have a good friend of mine in Summer Clan who cultivated to a bottleneck. That is why he wants to enter the Realm Heart God Palace. Hence, I am here requesting for Monarch Flying Snow to forsake and pass this Devil Monarch Yan Fire to me. Rest assured, I will not take advantage of Monarch Flying Snow. I’ll pay you 30 billion cosmos crystals as a form of compensation.”
Xue Ying’s expression slightly changed.
By the time the 90,000 years is up, Xue Ying would obtain 12,000 contribution points by handing this devil monarch over! That was equivalent to 10 billion cosmos crystals. Just this reason alone was worth beyond 30 billion cosmos crystals because he could exchange contribution points for cosmos crystals, but not the other way around! Furthermore, by relying on the contribution points, Xue Ying could obtain a slot to enter the Realm Heart God Palace–that was worth way beyond what was offered!
“Great Paragon, I have also reached a bottleneck in my cultivation. That is why I have to enter the Realm Heart God Palace.” Xue Ying answered.
He wasn’t lying.
Shortly after becoming a Cosmos God, Xue Ying had reached the Cosmos God Realm in all nine branches of the Dao of Void as his accumulations were too thick. After cultivating for another 10 billion years, he had already reached a bottleneck in the fusion between the ‘Sky Phase’ and ‘Earth Phase’, and would be stepping into the level-two Cosmos God Realm soon later.
“Monarch Flying Snow, if you were to accept my conditions, I’ll owe you a favor as well.” Great Paragon Iron Wind added.
Xue Ying felt frustrated in his heart. Favor?
If the other party were Great Paragon Fuyi, the value would be extremely high. As for ‘Great Paragon Iron Wind’? He was only slightly stronger than him, so how useful could his favor be?
“Why, you aren’t willing?” Great Paragon Iron Wind frowned, “Are you thinking it is too little? That good friend of mine has offered 30 billion cosmos crystals, but I can increase it to 50 billion cosmos crystals! This should be sufficient to complement your losses. Monarch Flying Snow, you are still so young! Why are you so anxious? There are so many more opportunities for you in the future.”