Chapter 183: General
“General Yan Ze,” the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo greeted.
Even when Wu Yun Huo was in the Dark Abyss, he did not dare belittle this Demigod realm demon. The Demonic God that General Yan Ze served under controlled a vast area of the Dark Abyss World, located on a different level. Furthermore, they belonged to different factions within the Abyss. Thus, even when he was in the Dark Abyss… General Yan Ze was not afraid of the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo, much less to say in the Xia Clan World.
In the Xia Clan World, these few Demon Generals stood at the peak of combat power. Even Demigods of the Xia Clan would need to surround and attack them with Deity Weapons before they had any hope of killing them.
As a result, Wu Yun Huo decided to be polite and not incur trouble for himself. After all, General Yan Ze was currently leading a large group of demons that had mostly settled throughout all five Northern Provinces. At this moment, his power was severely damaged. If General Yan Ze decided to send down an order against him, then Wu Yun Huo would have greater difficulty garnering belief in the Material World in the future and may even be extinguished thereafter.
“Congratulations, General Yan Ze, for being able to enter the Material World.” The Demonic God Wu Yun Huo smiled. “I’ll jump straight to the point. The reason why I’m here is because something important to me has landed in the hands of Dong Bo Xue Ying.”
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?” General Yan Ze smiled, “If something important of yours has landed in the hands of a human Transcendent, why are you looking for me?”
“Currently by his side is a Demigod of the Xia Clan called Eternal Wind Knight Chi Qiu Bai,” the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo said. “I don’t know if General Yan Ze has the courage to make a move and retrieve my treasure? With your current combat power… I believe that killing Dong Bo Xue Ying and suppressing Chi Qiu Bai should be as easy as raising your hands. Even the number one Demigod, the Xia Clan’s Mountain Lord He, is weaker by a whole level when compared to you, General.”
“Many thanks for your praises, Lord Demonic God. What Lord Demonic God said is something I love to hear. If the Xia Clan’s Demigods did not own any Deity Weapons, I alone could sweep down ten of them! It’s such a pity that all of their strongest Demigods each own a Deity Weapon. I’ve seen Mountain Lord He of the Xia Clan battle with his Deity Weapon; it is extremely astonishing. Even if I fought against him one-on-one, I would not have the upper hand.” General Yan Ze smiled. “Although I can suppress Chi Qiu Bai, killing him would take time; by then, the Demigods of Xia Clan would have arrived with their Deity Weapons…”
General Yan Ze had yet to battle with any of the Xia Clan so far.
He had gathered intelligence on the combat of the various Demigods of the Xia Clan a long time ago, however, so he was quite clear on his analysis.
“Of course, if Lord Demonic God is willing to part with a Deity Weapon, I could take a risk.” General Yan Ze looked towards the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo.
“Haha, Deity Weapon? I would not care about parting with a Deity Weapon in the DArk Abyss, but sending it to the Xia Clan’s World? I am not willing to pay the price! Even the entire Temple of the Earth God and Bloodshed Tavern only possess one or two Deity Weapons.” Demonic God Wu Yun Huo shook his head.
The price of sending a Deity Treasure into the Material World was too high.
Backing the Temple of the Earth God, Bloodshed Tavern, and the Demonic Faction were some extremely oppressive existences. Even then, they only had a Deity Treasure or two. The Bloodshed Tavern alone had variations of itself in countless Mortal Worlds. In each and every Mortal World, they held a piece or two of Deity Treasures. Counting all these Worlds would sum up to a frightening amount of Deity Treasures.
Thus, these superpowers would first decide whether it was worth investing in that particular world.
It was only the Ancestors of Xia Clan that were different!
Although these Ancestors did not have power comparable to the existences behind the Temple of the Earth God or the Demonic Faction, they were still willing to pay the price for their homeland and did not ask for anything in return! After generations and generations of Ancestors, the Xia Clan’s Deity Weapons accumulated.
“Then why are you looking for me?” General Yan Ze’s expression turned cold. “What, did you expect that I would help you without any benefits?”
“No no no, you are not helping me out; you are helping yourself.” Demonic God Wu Yun Huo continued, “According to my knowledge, you have already discussed with the other Demon Generals on who is going to occupy which territories. As for the five Northern Provinces, they fall under your control, am I right?”
“Yes.” Yan Ze nodded.
The five Northern Provinces under the Water Daoist Faction’s jurisdiction were given to Yan Ze to control after much discussion with the other Demon Generals.
After all, large groups of demons were currently following the orders of Yan Ze.
Of course —
Twenty to thirty percent of demons acted wantonly after entering the Mortal World. Yet, these reckless demons had been massacred by the Xia Clan, leaving only a small number who were more careful and had gone into hiding.
An even greater amount of demons were following the orders of Generals instead. After all, only when they depended on each other could these demons survive in the Xia Clan’s World! And they even hoped to conquer this entire Mortal World in the future.
“Your opponent is mainly the Water Daoist Faction,” the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo said. “The Water Daoist Faction currently has three Demigods—Si Kong Yang, Chao Qing, and Chi Qiu Bai. Si Kong Yang and Chao Qing have long been Demigods… and have no hopes of improving their combat power any further. Chi Qiu Bai has just become a Demigod, however, and has grasped hold of a grade three True Meaning. I believe that in a few hundred years of time, he has the potential to overtake Mountain Lord He in terms of combat power. By then, he might be your greatest enemy!”
“I feel, however, that your greatest threat is this Dong Bo Xue Ying!”
“He isn’t even 60 years old, yet with such a short cultivation time, his combat power could even be in the top ten of Saint rankers of the Xia Clan!” the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo exclaimed. “His potential is even greater than that of Chi Qiu Bai! After 300 to 500 years have passed, he could be the strongest existence of the Xia Clan, and by then, he will be your greatest enemy. If you die in this Xia Clan World, it is likely you would die by his hands!”
“Are you pressuring me?” General Yan Ze coldly replied.
“I’m not pressuring you,” Demonic God Wu Yun Huo denied. “Your stay in the Xia Cla’s World has been too short. You have limited knowledge of the Xia Clan, and your understanding of Dong Bo Xue Ying is lacking. Even if I did not tell you this today, after staying awhile… you will have truly understood the Transcendents of the Xia Clan and how great the threat of Dong Bo Xue Ying’s growth potential is to you. Do you want to die in the Material World after a thousand years of hard work? With how great your ambitions are, I believe you would want to swallow countless human souls and breed them so that they become an unending source… until that moment you break through to become a Demonic God. Am I right?”
General Yan Ze snorted. “Of course!”
Raising up countless humans as cattle before harvesting them himself… swallowing all these countless human souls would certainly increase his chance of becoming a Demonic God by tenfold.
“What I needed to say has been said.” Demonic God Wu Yun Huo’s expression suddenly turned gloomy. “Damn!”
He had been stealing glimpses of the distant Xue Ying and Qiu Chi Bai.
Right now, however, that Xia Clan’s old man Chao Qing had arrived.
“Being a Demon General and having to lead an army to battle, I’m sure you are very clear… on how to treat potential threats that might overwhelm you in the future.” Demonic God Wu Yun Huo smiled before disappearing with a hua from the surface of the crystal ball. Clearly, the Demonic God Wu Yun Huo had broken contact.
In the cold great hall on top of the battleship.
General Yan Ze’s back faced his underlings as he silently looked at the crystal ball.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?” General Yan Ze murmured.
Initially, he thought that with Xue Ying’s combat power, no demons below the fifth level could triumph over him.
Yet he did not fully realise the threat called Xue Ying. After all, he was much more focused on the other human Demigods. He had always been investigating Demigods and methods to kill them.
After arriving in this Mortal World, these demons would naturally want to kill and conquer! They did not come for the sake of hiding their entire lives here!
“Send down my orders. Go and seek Dong Bo Xue Ying,” General Yan Ze commanded.
At the location where a majestic castle once stood, only an enormous deep gorge remained.
Xue Ying and Chi Qiu Bai were currently pondering over this demonic bath that was emitting a sinister aura, wondering what it was. The many tentacles attached from the void of the Xia Clan World into the bath were currently still.
Hua. Space suddenly cracked.
A skinny old man wearing slippers casually walked out from a void in space. With a smile, he looked towards the distant Xue Ying and Chi Qiu Bai.
Looking at the young Transcendents, this old man Chao Qing felt extremely pleased. After all, they were Transcendents of the next generation.
“So, what treasure did you two brats find that requires me to come over and identify?” Chao Qing approached them, a smile on his face. When his gaze landed on the sinister-looking demonic bath, his eyes widened. “You found this plaything? Who was this lucky?”