Chapter 290: Number One Under the Heavens
As he watched Nuo Nuo An despair in his Ten Thousand Ghost Body form, General Ku Meng turned to look towards Lord You Lan beside him and transmitted a message to him, “Lord, is there no way you can think of to save Nuo Nuo An?”
“How would I save him? Dong Bo Xue Ying attacks without warning, and he withdraws as soon as he strikes. There’s nothing I can do.” Despite saying that, Lord You Lan actually had a way to save him, but it was intended as a life-saving measure for a critical time inside the Crimson Rock Mountain. He had no mind to waste it on Nuo Nuo An. To him, Nuo Nuo An was merely a subordinate, while the main force actually intended for searching the Crimson Rock Mountain for treasures consisted of only himself! Be it Nuo Nuo An, General Ku Meng, or even both of them together, they didn’t come even close to the importance he placed on his own safety.
Lord You Lan watched on with added interest. Nuo Nuo An’s incomplete Ten Thousand Ghost Body sent out multiple Death Howls, but none of them accomplished anything. His opponent doesn’t even have Qi… perhaps he wields some sort of odd treasure? Or is it that he’s also grasped a protective True Meaning on top of the others?”
“Argh!” From the distance, Nuo Nuo An’s mournful howl resounded. His face displayed a fierce expression and his growls actually seemed to be a collection of innumerable voices.
He growled sharply, his voice clear among the numerous screams, “I can’t accept this! It can’t be!”
The titanic Ten Thousand Ghost Body exploded with a deafening bang! The frightening power contained by the body erupted in a split second, scattering in every direction. This short-lived explosion was absolutely at the Deity level in terms of its power.
“It’s the Ten Thousand Ghost Body’s retaliation!” Lord You Lan’s eyebrows twitched. The frightening shockwaves had spread to his location in a flash. It was definitely powerful, but its energy was scattered due to its area of effect! The further it spread, the less powerful it was. By the time it reached Lord You Lan and General Ku Meng, it barely posed any threat.
General Ku Meng’s silvery body moved in front to forcefully shield Lord You Lan from the incoming shock wave. Hong long long—
Like the reef when struck by waves, he didn’t move in the least.
General Ku Meng gloomily said, “He actually self-detonated.”
“He was, from the very start, not at a high enough realm, so he could barely maintain the Ten Thousand Ghost Body. Even then, he was not able to hold that form for long! Once he couldn’t hold it together any longer, he self-detonated.” Lord You Lan shook his head. “He lost. It’s notable that Dong Bo Xue Ying’s defense is stronger than we had expected. I suspect he either has some sort of special protective treasure, or he must have grasped a defensive True Meaning! ”
“Unless he has a special treasure, it’s probably another True Meaning focused on defensive ability.” Lord You Lan smiled. “This Xia Clan Transcendent is quite hard to deal with, but he’s still young, and his Extreme Penetration and Mirage are probably still at the peak of the second stage. If they have yet to hit the third stage, he’s unlikely to harm you, General Ku Meng.”
His greatest accomplishment was his body. It was overbearing, exuding enough pressure to even suppress Nuo Nuo An.
While Lord You Lan and General Ku Meng had calmly analyzed the attack, the Transcendents of the Xia Clan were really moved. They watched the gigantic Nuo Nuo An explode, with the resulting armageddon-like power turning the surrounding five hundred kilometers into scorched earth despite being suppressed by Battleship D9.
“He…he died? Just like that?”
Behind the transparent walls of the deck, the Xia Clan Demigods, down to the very last, witnessed the dazzling explosion; it looked like a colossal firework blast! This particular firework, however, marked the fall of an Era Suppressor!
That was how Nuo Nuo An met his demise at Xue Ying’s hands. His Ten Thousand Ghost Body could strike fear into the hearts even of those just looking from afar, yet in the end, he had still died.
“Xue Ying can already be considered the strongest member of our Xia Clan,” Mountain Lord He spoke freely, revealing a smile. “Neither Great Elder Ao Lan, the Infernal Emperor, the Blood Devil, nor even the mysterious Third Priests…can measure up to Xue Ying any longer. He already possesses the strength of an Era Suppressor! And he’s this strong without even wielding a Deity Treasure!”
“Hahaha!” Si Kong Yang’s smile widened even further. “Good, good. He’s part of our Water Daoist Faction, and I was even his master back in the Scarlet Cloud Mountain!”
“Stop showing off, Si Kong Yang! Back then, you even berated him and tried to force him into comprehending the True Meaning of Water and Fire.” Off to the side, Gong Yu joined them in smiling.
“He’s strong. Very strong.”
Xue Ying received the status of ‘Era Suppressor’ upon having killed another outsider of that level!
It was clear; despite having grasped three grade two True Meanings, all of them were at the peak of the second stage! Not only that, the three True Meanings—of Extreme Penetration, of Mirage, and of Star—were scary enough alone, but even scarier when combined. Nuo Nuo An had witnessed that.
“Looking back, however, Nuo Nuo An should be the weakest member of the team from the Dark Abyss.” Palace Chen looked in the distance. “I can see no change in Lord You Lan’s expression, in spite of Nuo Nuo An’s death.”
A weight was bearing down on the hearts and minds of every present Xia Clan Demigod. They had all seen how Lord You Lan’s strike had easily crushed the main defensive array of the Black White Deity Mountain, with a power which was definitely on the level of a Deity! He was on a fundamentally different stage than an ordinary Era Suppressor.
In the Temple of the Earth God Headquarters, inside the garden.
The Temple of the Earth God team sent over from the Deity Realm—made up of the red-haired Bo Bo, the thin and tall Ba Han, as well as the young master, the golden-armored youth, Wu Ma Hai—all turned to look in the distance. They could feel terrifying fluctuations coming from over fifty thousand kilometers away. Although the energy they felt was very weak, they could tell that, in the distance, those waves had to be immensely strong.
“Such strong fluctuations. They seem to have come from hundreds of thousands of kilometers away. Over there, the wave must be strong enough to have breached into the Deity realm.” Wu Ma Hai’s eyes shone, and he immediately stood up. “Let’s go take a look. Perhaps they came from an opponent we’ll have to face inside the Scarlet Rock Mountain.”
“Let’s go.” Ba Han and Bo Bo both stood up as well.
In a flash, the three of them had flown up high and opened a tunnel in space, through which they then hurried towards the Black White Deity Mountain.
They were not the only ones to have felt the fluctuations. One by one, the the other teams also left for the source.
“A Deity Treasure?” Xue Ying looked at the pair of glowing green eyes for a moment before placing them inside his storage treasure. The great existence from the Dark Abyss who had sent this Deity Treasure down might have also left behind some trick, making it difficult to refine. In any case, he couldn’t even use Qi, so he had no way of refining it, prompting him to quickly set it aside.
He then picked up a storage ring, and a drop of blood from his fingertip quickly permeated it. It was easy for a Transcendent to refine an ownerless treasure like this. They could use Qi, magic, soul force, or even blood! Even the most ordinary Transcendent who couldn’t even use Qi or magic power had the option of using the aid of formation arrays and blood to take ownership of a storage ring.
After transferring its ownership to himself, he searched its contents. He quickly discovered numerous crystal balls inside the ring, and inside every one of these balls were innumerable howling departed spirits.
Xue Ying’s face turned ashen, and he growled, “Damn it all!”
A hundred thousand kilometers away, space tore open, and several powerful figures flew over from inside. The first to appear was the elderly Meishan Clan Master, a black-clothed male, and a young lady in white garments.
Xue Ying understood why they had arrived. “It seems like they’ve noticed the explosion from earlier. I didn’t expect the Meishan Clan Master to have some companions as well.”
Following closely behind were another two teams, one of them being the one from the Temple of the Earth God. Its members were precisely Wu Ma Hai and his two subordinates.
“Five Teams?” Xue Ying waited a while longer, but no other teams arrived.