Chapter 1131: Cultivating within the Pagoda
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Xue Ying looked up at the ten-story pagoda situated at the center of the public square. His heart that had been jolted in excitement gradually regained its calm.
What was the reason he spent so much effort to enter the ‘Realm Heart God Palace’ for? Why did he use his wealth to procure an additional two sets of materials meant to cultivate the Southern Cloud Sacred Body from scratch to perfection? Wasn’t it because he wanted to become stronger? So that he could remain for a longer time in the ‘Realm Heart God Palace’ while increasing his chances of encountering great fortunes?
Even though it was possible for him to become stronger if he chose to cultivate slowly, time waits for no man. Nobody knew when his hometown Origin World might enter an apocalypse.
With guidance by successful predecessors or assistance from experts that had jumped out of the cage to a higher dimensional world, his cultivation would be boosted significantly!
‘I’ve paid so much and struggled until now just for the sake of earning an opportunity! And now, it has come.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Even ‘Yuan’ mentioned it before–this opportunity is once in a lifetime! If I missed it, I would no longer have another chance.’
‘I must grasp hold of this great chance. Otherwise, I would regret it my entire life!’
Xue Ying did not wish to see his hometown Origin World destroyed while wallowing in self-pity all by himself at the Realm Heart Great Land.
That was something he had to avoid at all costs!
Xue Ying walked on the public square alone. He soon arrived at the pagoda. Looking upwards, this pagoda had ten levels in total, and it was so tall that it reached the clouds.
He then lowered his head before entering through the entrance.
The insides of the pagoda were huge. At the center, there was a pillar. Surrounding the pillar consisted of many wooden stairs that led to a higher level!
“Da.” Xue Ying took a step up the wooden stairs before feeling a grand force pushing him downwards. He was forced to take two steps back as a result.
‘It seems I have to finish carving the first level pagoda walls before I can proceed to the second level.’
Xue Ying chuckled before turning his gaze at the central pillar.
The cylindrical pillar contained many profound array diagrams. They were all part of the Dao of Void–a total of ten of them.
‘It seems that I can proceed to the second level after successfully caving all ten array diagrams?’ Xue Ying swept his gaze across the place. At the first level, there were a total of ten sides of walls that were currently empty.
When Xue Ying got information about the pagoda supposedly from ‘Yuan’, he also got news about how to advance through the Chaotic Origin Pagoda!
The ‘Chaotic Origin Pagoda’ had a total of ten levels.
On every level, he had to carve ten array diagrams on the walls of the pagoda. The array diagrams all originated from the central pillar.
And he had to learn them! Before he could succeed in carving them!
Of course, Xue Ying was given a time limit…
He had to succeed in carving an array diagram within a ‘million years’ at least. Otherwise, it would represent a failure!
And according to his final result, Xue Ying would be rewarded differently!
As long as he finished carving all ten walls on the fourth level, he would step onto the fifth level! Even if he failed, Xue Ying would still be given a suitable top-graded secret treasure.
And as he carved on the walls from the fifth level all the way to the tenth level, the higher he reached, the more frightening the rewards would be.
‘This is amazing.’ Xue Ying looked at the ten array diagrams inscribed at the central circular pillar, ‘They are profound mysteries of the Dao of Void. Furthermore, they are all profound mysteries on the fusion between the ‘Sky Phase’ and ‘Earth Phase’. It seems that this Chaotic Origin Pagoda formulates different array diagrams according to the realm of the challenger?’
Xue Ying had seen Luo City Lord before.
He was no longer puzzled that experts that had jumped out of the cage and entered a higher dimension, the ‘Chaotic Origin Experts’, could easily determine his current realm.
What he was startled would be for the Chaotic Origin Pagoda to decide a different trial based on the realm of the challenger!
‘I have at most a million years to understand each array diagram.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Which means I can only stay at a level for ten million years at most.’
Ten million years might seem long.
But in reality, to Cosmos Gods, this was a fleeting period of cultivation.
‘I should spend the full ten million years at every level.’ Xue Ying mad his decision, ‘Furthermore, during this period of time, I should focus entirely on comprehending the Dao of Void! Luo City Lord bestowed upon me a total of nine ‘World Flowers’. It is definitely worth it for me to finish using seven to eight of them during this time period when I attempt the Chaotic Origin Pagoda.’
No matter what, he had to leave behind a flower at least.
It would be used at the final stage prior to fusing all nine branches together and breaking through to the ‘final realm of Cosmos God’.
Xue Ying was currently experiencing the mystical World Flower at his hometown Primal Chaos Void. His understanding towards the Dao of Void was steadily deepening. Actually, Xue Ying had just broken through to the level-two Cosmos God Realm not too long ago, and he had not entered a bottleneck. Hence, it was normal for him to constantly improve. Though cultivating with the ‘World Flower’ significantly accelerated his speed of improvement.
‘Tenth level of the Chaotic Origin Pagoda?’ Xue Ying could guess.
It would become harder to advance upwards the further he went, and time was limited! Clearly, ‘Yuan’ was putting the absolute geniuses who were Realm Heart Order holders and had reincarnated into this world to the test to see how much they could improve in a stipulated period! Apparently, all Realm Heart Order holders were geniuses and only the most dazzling ones were worth nurturing by ‘Yuan’.
Ever since Luo City Lord gave him the World Flower seed, saying that ‘I can only do this much for your era’, Xue Ying understood that even ‘Chaotic Origin Experts’ were not willing to bring out those heaven-defying items–these were likely rare even to them.
Chaotic Origin Pagoda…
That was a form of trials. Only those who performed spectacularly would be worth nurturing by Yuan.
‘Not just Yuan or Luo City Lord, or that mysterious person nurturing ‘Emperor Jun’, it seems the higher dimensional existences wish for us to reach that level.’ Xue Ying suddenly had an epiphany.
Some experts sought to destroy all geniuses when they saw them! To hinder them! They did not wish to see them reaching their level.
But Yuan, Luo City Lord, and the one nurturing Emperor Jun… at least the three Chaotic Origin Experts Xue Ying knew about did not obstruct them. Instead, they were willing to aid and support their improvement!
‘Why am I thinking so much? To them, even final realm Cosmos Gods could barely attempt to break through to the higher realm.’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly. He understood how difficult it was to take this final step of the breakthrough. All final realm Cosmos Gods he knew–Emperor Summer and the others including Sacred Master and Old Monster Stone had not taken that last step.
‘I shall analyze these hidden secrets only after I reached the final realm.’ Xue Ying no longer thought about it.
Staring at the circular pillar before his eyes, he carefully observed the ten array diagrams on it.
The ten array diagrams on the first level were based on the foundation on fusing ‘Sky Phase’ and ‘Earth Phase’ from the Dao of Void. They were different usage of this foundation. Xue Ying’s fundamentals were strong primarily because he had reached the Cosmos God Realm in all nine branches and was cultivating in the ‘World Flower’ back at his hometown. Hence, he immediately comprehended all ten array diagrams after a single glance.
If he were willing, Xue Ying could succeed in carving all ten diagrams on the inner walls!
But he was not in a rush!
He had to maximize the ten million times he had here! The longer it was, the greater his improvement would be!
Xue Ying only recently stepped into the level-two Cosmos God Realm. He had also just gotten the ‘World Flower’, and thus, time was what he needed most.
During the last day of every million years, he would go on and carve an array diagram on the wall, casually succeeding with a single stroke.
From the start of blossom to wither, each World Flower would last 100,000 years.
Regardless which avatars Xue Ying had–those at his hometown Primal Chaos Void or the many avatars here, they were focusing on comprehending the Dao of Void. His improvement was fastest during the 100,000 years of World Flower blossoming. When it withered, Xue Ying would reflect back about what he comprehended, maintaining this speed of fast improvement for three million years at least. Only after that would his rate of improvement slow down.
Even though Xue Ying was improving at an incredibly fast pace, each of the nine branches was vast in itself. Fusing them together required the integration of countless profound mysteries.
‘The ten million years is up.’
During the final day of the ten million years, when Xue Ying carved the tenth array diagram on the wall, the wooden stairs of the pagoda immediately let out a light. A booming sound could be heard coming from the top. The unseen force which originally forbade Xue Ying from proceeding to a higher level had finally dissipated, and now, he could see through to the next level.
Xue Ying immediately took to the stairs and headed upwards. This time, he was no longer repulsed by anything. He soon arrived at the second level of the Chaotic Origin Pagoda.
With a sweep of his glance, Xue Ying saw that on the second level of the Chaotic Origin Pagoda, there was similarly a cylindrical pillar at the center with ten array diagrams! And the surrounding inner walls of the pagoda were empty.
Xue Ying did not waste any time. He began calmly pondering over the deeper and more profound ten array diagrams inscribed on the central pillar.