Chapter 361: The War Erupts
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
In the Infernal Palace of the Xia Capital.
Dong! Dong! Dong!
The deep sounds of drums reverberated throughout the entire area, spreading even to the distant regions outside. The entire Xia Capital’s countless people stared blankly as they listened to the drum sounds. Three beats, four, five…
A total of nine deep drum beats.
Everyone understood what that meant!
Throughout the history of the Xia Clan, nine beats of the Infernal Palace’s drums represented the arrival of a calamity! Over the ages, there had been many situations where the clan had to retreat to the Infernal World; while in the mortal world, outside countless people would be slaughtered and eaten. Right now, such a calamity would soon be upon then once more. Even more, it was rumored previously…that the gravity of this situation far transcended any of the previous incidents.
“The war is starting?” Currently researching spell models, Qing Shi felt ill at ease. “Then why has my brother not yet returned?”
The matter of Xue Ying’s entering Crimson Rock Mountain was hidden from his brother and his parents.
When the issue of migrating the entire Xia Clan appeared, Qing Shi and Xue Ying’s parents asked Xue Ying’s situation, but Jing Qiu merely replied that he had traveled to a very important location for an adventure. If he were to succeed, he would be able to get his poison cured and return.
“The war has begun.”
In a different part of the same mansion, three people were seated together and chatting. They were Dong Bo Lie, Mo Yang Yu, and Zong Ling, all currently displaying an astonished expression.
“The war has already begun, but what of Xue Ying? He has yet to return.”
“The war has erupted.”
“But we have no way of helping”
Many of the Transcendents were riddled with anxiety. Pu Yang Bo, Disciple Sister Zhuo Yi, and Gong Liang Yuan were all feeling nervous in their hearts as they transmitted messages to one another.
A Battleship D9 was currently floating above the Infernal Palace.
Palace Head Chen took the initiative to send down orders through his communication wristband.
“Demigods of the Xia Clan, heed my orders. As a detriment to any spies amongst our ranks, every Demigod is to enter their own personal cabin within the Battleship D9.”
Mountain Lord He, dressed in his long robes, was as calm as the sea. He shot up to the sky toward the Battleship D9. After all the years of cultivation while assisted by the usage of many spirit fruits and spirit treasures sent down by Xue Ying from Crimson Dust Island, Mountain Lord He’s combat power had reached a whole new level. Originally, his grade four Deity Heart had already evolved to a grade three one and, despite having yet to open his Deity sea, he remained the incontestable first ranked Demigod.
Sou! Chi Qiu Bai also flew up to the sky. Today, he was at the peak of stage three realm of his grade three True Meaning, and his combat power was secondary to Mountain Lord He! Before Mountain Lord He had grasped the grade three Deity Heart, Chi Qiu Bai had even temporarily stood as first on the Demigod rankings, but now, he was second.
“We must win this battle,” Si Kong Yang said, wearing the Nine Dragons Fire Deity Armor. His killing intent was overflowing. He flew out from a courtyard within the Infernal Palace and towards the Battleship D9.
Grand Elder Palace Head and City Lady Bu, together with many other Demigods and even the new Demigod Yuan Qing, were all in the middle of flying toward the Battleship D9.
The only Demigod yet to appear was Jing Qiu.
Ka ka ka! The many small cabins within the Battleship D9 served to deter spies from acting.
It was truthfully quite natural for there to be several spies. After all, the Demonic Faction’s Demigod spies, other than Xi Yun, had yet to reveal themselves.
Hu. The Battleship D9 took to the skies.
Under the watch of the countless people in the Xia Capital, and the observation of all the Transcendents, the Battleship D9 rapidly left the Infernal World.
Far away, in the vast and mystical Deity world.
On a certain planet, there were many arrays which served to seal it up completely. There were countless precious flowers and grasses growing on that planet, and even rarely seen insects and beasts.
There were many peak Deity experts stationed here to undergo long-term research.
“This Crow-Green Flower variant is quite different to the original version. I wonder about its medicinal properties…” A friendly old man with two moustaches was currently looking at the enormous plant he named ‘Crow-Green Flower.’ It was more than a hundred meters in diameter and had a single flower bud basking in an azure-green glow. A simple scene was depicted on every single one of its petals.
“Brother Lei Ting, with the help of time acceleration, it will only take another three years for this Crow-Green Flower to mature. At that point, you will be able to begin an even more in-depth research.” A different tall but skinny man laughed from the side. “Should we succeed, the two of us will be counted as having contributed significantly; perhaps we’ll even be promoted.”
“There’s no sense in overthinking it. Just calm yourself down and continue researching.” The friendly old man laughed.
The two of them were at the lowest level of medicinal masters belonging to the great organization known as the Bloodshed God Palace. Even with that rank, however, to have become part of the Bloodshed God Palace was enough for them to be envied by countless Deities! Even among peak Deities, there were incredibly few who could enter the Bloodshed God Palace.
The expression of the amiable old man suddenly changed. He turned to face a location in the distance—it was no other than the direction of the material world. The war has begun? What I could do, I have already done. Descendants of my Xia Clan, it’s now up to you!
The Purple Thunder Emperor was, ultimately, not a World Deity. Even though he had entered the Bloodshed God Palace, he was still at the lowest rank and could not provide much help for the Xia Clan.
“Come, come. Over here! Those of you who want to join the Heaven Sword Sect, stand over this side.”
“Some higher-ups from the Heaven Sword Sect will soon arrive. Remember not to offend any of them, since it’ll be nothing but a bother if you were to die here.”
A group of Transcendents were currently waiting on a portion of empty ground by the foot of the mountain.
A huge ship came flying over from the distance. Atop the ship were a group of experts, their auras vast. Even the weakest of them were Deities. The Heaven Sword Sect was known as a peak, famous sect among the surrounding dozen starfields, and the number of people who sought to join the Heaven Sword Sect, thus being brought to the distant Heaven Sword Planet, was truly uncountable. The only issue was that the Heaven Sword Sect had strict requirements for receiving disciples.
Usually, only those who had hopes of becoming Deities would be brought away.
The large ship slowly descended under the command of a white-robed long-haired male. Behind him was a group of subordinates..
“Elder Yun Hai, that young man in a purple robe with a sword on his back is one of the brats from my old clan,” one of the subordinates transmitted. Prior to coming, he had already finished arranging for a benefit from the elder.
Yun Hai nodded as he swept across the group of young Transcendents with vision. A terrifying pressure began pressing down on them. “Those who are left standing have passed the preliminary round.”
Hong long long~
A powerful force pushed onto this group of Transcendents, causing them to feel an unmatched level of terror!
Even the Deities standing beside the man exclaimed in awe. This elder was, indeed, an existence at the peak of Deity realm, only a small step away from becoming a World Deity. The pressure he exuded alone was so terrifying. Even so, they understood…that this small step separating a Deity from a World Deity was as vast as the heavens themselves!
With the exception of the purple-robed young man who was being assisted from behind the scenes, most of the other Transcendents failed to resist the pressure and fell down.
“The 125 Transcendents still standing have passed the preliminary round. All of the others are to go back,” announced one of the underlings by Elder Yun Hai’s side.
The very next moment, Elder Yun Hai’s expression changed.
Elder Yun Hai looked toward the distance in the direction of the material world.
A long time ago, he had been a weak, tender mortal. After growing step by step, he became a Deity and then left his native mortal world for the Deity world. Eventually, he cultivated all the way to his current stage. But in his heart, he remained forever concerned over his hometown.
Children, what I could do, I have already done. Whether the Xia Clan survives or not will depend on your effort, Elder Yun Hai thought.
“The next selection will be presided by you, Old Five,” Elder Yun Hai ordered.
“Yes, teacher.” A disciple at the early Deity realm immediately stood out from the group.
A group of Deity experts were gathered inside a battleship that was piercing through the starry sky. All of them were at the peak of the Deity realm and could be considered elite adventurers.
Part of this group was a decadent man supporting himself with a blade.
The war has already begun? The man looked in the direction of the material world. Somewhere in there was his hometown. Alas, I wished I could have gathered more treasures through adventuring, but unfortunately, there’s no more time for that.
He was one of the three peak stage Deities of the Xia Clan who were still alive, the Scarlet Fire Monarch.
The Scarlet Flame Monarch and the Scarlet Cloud Emperor were the two most talented personages from the history of the Xia Clan. The two of them had been as close as true brothers. In fact, the Infernal Palace itself had actually been sent down by the Scarlet Cloud Emperor without any consideration of what it would cost. He thus set down a foundation for the entire Xia Clan. It was a true pity that the Scarlet Cloud Emperor died.
The ancestral Deities of the Xia Clan had all received the news. While some were weaker in terms of their combat power, not a single one was unconcerned over their hometown. Even so, there was nothing they could do about it.
Inside Crimson Rock Mountain, on Crimson Dust Island high above the layers of clouds.
“Master, a large disturbance in space has appeared, alongside an immense undulation. The mortal world’s external membrane has already been penetrated,” a message arrived from the Blood Creeping Flower. Xue Ying had also given it a communication treasure. He was worried that the Xia Clan might not be sufficient as a sentry, so he asked the Blood Creeping Flower to spread its senses throughout the entire Xia Clan world. As a Deity, it would be much more sensitive to any disturbance.
“Dong Bo, the Sorcerer God and the Great Demonic God have begun constructing the spatial passage. The war has begun.” Jing Qiu came over to Xue Ying only a few seconds later.
“They’ve finally arrived.”
Xue Ying grabbed Jing Qiu’s hand. Together, they flew directly towards the space above his personal courtyard while he shouted, “Senior Crimson Rock, please send us out.”
“Dong Bo, do be careful during the war.” Within moments, Crimson Rock, Xi Wei, Senior Ge Bai and Senior He Fei Yun all appeared by his side.
“Take care,” Senior Ge Bai said.
“Once you feel you can no longer hold on, just return to Crimson Rock Mountain! As long as you succeed in refining the World Heart within ten thousand years, you will win just the same,” the scarlet-cloaked young man was next to say.
All of them reminded him of various aspects.
“Dong Bo, hurry on.” Senior Crimson Rock waved his hand.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu disappeared, having been teleported into the Xia Clan World.