Chapter 308: The End of the Bridge
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The golden-robed Jian Huang looked at the Meishan Clan Master. “Thank you.”
“There’s nothing to thank. In the Temporal Temple, most people are pitied.” The Meishan Clan Master shook his head. “They’re forcefully taken away to experience countless life and death crises, and many of their temperaments are distorted to devils. Most of those who don’t become devils are all abnormal. But the Temporal Temple simply doesn’t care. What they want is to filter out and cultivate the strong.”
“Just like the methods of raising insects in the Deity World,” Chen Jiu continued, “Included among these is the method of raising poison insects by letting them massacre each other—letting countless poison insects fight; the survivors are the strongest! All others are completely exterminated. The Temporal Temple also does things this way.
“Ai, I really envy brother Wu Huang.” The golden-robed Jian Huang said, “They broke free from their restraints.”
“I’ve also seen through it. It chills my heart; even dying requires three hell-ranked missions in a row,” the Meishan Clan Master remarked.
Although the blow suffered by the golden-robed Jian Huang was large. Because he had long been under the long-lasting oppression of the Temporal Temple, he had already suppressed his grief, once more summoning up his fighting spirit! He wanted to continue down this road, walking even further, to resurrect these life-and-death companions of his in the future.
Xue Ying looked on from aside.
He was fine. Because his talent was high enough, the Temporal Temple couldn’t use force and could only invite him.
Truthfully, he wasn’t fond of these forceful coercive tactics of the Temporal Temple! But the master behind the Temporal Temple stood amongst the strongest existences even in the entire Deity World and Abyss. In the aspect of space-time, he was the strongest! To have absolute power…perhaps in the Deity World, there were also many who disliked the Temporal Temple. Historically, it was certain that there were many like the Meishan Clan Master, who held great grievances against the Temporal Temple.
But so what? The Temporal Temple continued to operate as it always had. As before, mortals and Transcendents of the hundreds of millions of worlds, and even the Deity World and the Abyss, were all taken away by force!
While they were talking, the last team, that of the golden-armored Wu Ma Hai, had also rushed through the swarm of Flying Venomous Scorpions, arriving at the latter half of the Meteor Bridge.
“Powerful.” It was the first time Xue Ying saw Wu Ma Hai act close up.
To describe it in one word—
When battling, Wu Ma Hai completely turned into a streak of golden light, fast enough to astonish people. In Xue Ying’s view, the most formidable one amongst the team leaders was Wu Ma Hai, whose speed was the absolute best. He was absolutely above Lord You Lan, Meishan Clan Master, Chen Jiu, and Jian Huang! His speed was so fast that it made Xue Ying somewhat apprehensive. This was pure speed!
Aside from his speed, he also had a destructive attack. His weapons were two knives!
He grasped a knife in each hand.
The tall and thin man Ba Han cultivated a Dark Magic power and was also rather strong. Under the two’s cooperation, they didn’t even use a Deity scroll and successfully made it through.
That’s another one whose attack is overwhelmingly strong. Xue Ying looked at Wu Ma Hai and inwardly exclaimed in admiration. None of these few were easy to provoke; they all had grasped two grade two True Meanings that were rather complementary.
He praised the others.
Yet he didn’t know, however, that those few in question were all also very astonished toward Xue Ying. After all, during the combat, Xue Ying was always in the Mirage. Want to hit Xue Ying? After the attack passed through the Mirage, its power was greatly reduced. Yet if Xue Ying attacked them, the power actually did not decrease at all! The most important thing was that Xue Ying, who had grasped a secret skill, had a significantly higher potential than all of them.
Their current threshold was from the peak third stage realm to the threshold of the deity heart, and this was their biggest threshold. Many Transcendents wouldn’t break through till death. The condensation of a Deity Heart and the opening of the Deity Sea; these were the two super thresholds to becoming a Deity. For grade two True Meanings, so long as one condensed a grade two Deity Heart, then one was sure to be able to easily open up a Deity Sea.
Therefore, their only threshold to becoming a Deity was reaching the Deity Heart realm! But this step was actually quite hard and required them to fully integrate all the insights from the past to form a perfect whole.
Xue Ying was at the peak second stage realm, on the verge of venturing into the third stage realm; this was considered a minor bottleneck… So long as he had a little more revelation, he would make a breakthrough. Normally, one could break through simply because of the passage of time.
The four teams kept close to the surface of a humongous white meteor and flew at high speeds. The white meteors were as big as two hundred meters in diameter, and the small ones only were a meter in diameter. Connected to each other, they all headed toward the distant end. At the end, one could see the towering Sky-Reaching Vine. The vince, which was immeasurably high, almost pierced the heavens.
Xue Ying’s team flew in the front.
To this faraway destination, Xue Ying and the others flew for several days.
“It’s bigger than the entire Xia Clan World by far.” Xue Ying glanced at the dark void to the side. The dark void to the side of the Meteor Bridge looked ordinary, but it actually had turbulent undercurrents! The might of the undercurrents was enormous. The elders of the Xia Clan from previous ventures had tried to throw out a few Transcendent weapons, but no matter the material, if thrown too far, they were all struck into dust by the starry sky’s undercurrents and turned into nothingness.
According to the information provided by Chen Jiu, even Deity treasures would be crushed by the undercurrents in the starry sky.
This was also why they had to go along the Meteor Bridge! One must pass through the Sky-Reaching Vine.
“The last obstacle.”
Xue Ying looked at the countless white meteors that formed the long bridge. At the end of the bridge, the final hurdle rested; it was also the obstruction with the highest difficulty.
If one moved by themselves, they would confront one silver-armored swordsman! If four people came up together, it would be four swordsman.
One must know that at the Floating Sky Island, one faced a large amount of Stone Sculpture Protectors, Previously, each individual had to face a team of Flying Venomous Scorpions, but now at the end of the Meteor Bridge. It was merely one swordsman!
Because this one silver armored swordsman was actually very strong! It was comparable with a Deity World Soldier that had just become a Deity. Reportedly the ‘Moon Deity Heart’ that it had grasped had profound mysteries and laws. The Moon Deity Heart was a third grade Deity Heart. It seemed as if it was equivalent to General Ku Meng, Nuo Nuo An, Ba Han, and the Old Thief’s realm, but they were no match to the other side’s foundation, which was too strong. This was a realm Deity Soldier from the Deity World. His pure power and speed had already reached an astonishing degree. Perhaps it was even above Lord You Lan, Chen Jiu, and the Meishan Clan Master! His entire body was also impregnable, and with its level of profound mysteries and laws, it was not inferior to a genuine Deity.
One on one…
Fortunately, beating them was unnecessary. As long as one found a way to pass through the Meteor Bridge, they succeeded!
“Old Thief, Uncle Fu, take care, we only need to pass through here. Then, we’ll break through the Sky-Reaching Vine… After you’ve helped me through the early stages, you can turn back!” Chen Jiu said, “Your mission will be completed, but you must be careful. The opponents we face this time will be four silver-armored swordsman.”
“En.” Uncle Fu and the Old Thief nodded their heads.
Crimson Rock Mountain had two main trial segments.
The first segment, Floating Sky Island and Meteor Bridge…was the easiest. For Chen Jiu, Xue Ying, Lord You Lan, and the Meishan Clan Master, it was easier to move by themselves! To bring a companion, one actually needed to split attention and look after them.
But arriving at the second segment was different. Uncle Fu could use Deity Scrolls to assist his manor master, and Old Thief could use Illusion Avatars to help probe around. They were both helpful! After aiding in the first segment, they could return, as the further one ventured, the higher the requirements. They were unable to continue following.
So, Chen Jiu had brought them through the first segment for the sole purpose of having them help on the Sky-Reaching Vine.
“Brother Chen Jiu, facing the silver-armored swordsmen, I’m afraid it’s hard to split attention and look after you.” Xue Ying stated, “I’ll use the Mirage Avatars to confuse them as much as possible, but I’m afraid I can’t do anything else.”
“I understand.” Chen Jiu smiled and nodded.
One on one, the silver-armored swordsman was very difficult.
They were also worried about Uncle Fu and Old Thief! Although Old Thief had Illusion Avatars, the silver-armored swordsman’s sword light was too fast. Deity realm Deity World Soldiers were already exceedingly fast, and sword lights granted by the Moon Deity Heart seemed more like a crescent moon…it passed in a single flash! One slash could easily behead eight or ten Illusion Avatars within a hundred meters.
Uncle Fu was in even more danger!
Chen Jiu could only think that, with his eight arms’ power, he would aid Old Thief and Uncle Fu as much as possible.
On the latter half of the Meteor Bridge, they kept flying for about a day until they finally arrived at the end.
At the end of the white Meteor Bridge, four swordsmen, attired in silver armor, stood. The silver armor on their body was unadorned and resembled the white meteors. Their faces appeared as chiseled as a hatchet’s edge, and each one carried a sword on their back.
The four swordsmen stood side by side, each one a meter apart and indifferently looking at Xue Ying and the others.
“If you act alone, your chances are slightly bigger. If you four act together, we’ll cooperate. Hmph.” One of the silver-armored swordsmen spoke up. Xue Ying and others hadn’t even spoken a word.
If they went alone, the two of them would find it easy, but Uncle Fu and Old Thief would be in danger. If they moved together, Chen Jiu could at least shield his companions. Xue Ying wouldn’t split his attention, but he might act if it was within his capabilities. He would definitely save himself first, however.
Hu! Hu! Hu! Hu!
Xue Ying and the others immediately changed into flowing light and charged forward. As they charged forward, a group of Illusion Avatars and Mirage Avatars suddenly appeared, and Xue Ying faded away into the Mirage.
“Mirage? Leave this one to me!” one of the silver-armored swordsman’s body flashed. As a Deity Realm’s Deity World Soldier, its refined body was extraordinary, and it easily entered the Mirage.