Chapter 398: Becoming a Deity
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Two years later.
Within one of the cultivation edens of Crimson Dust Island, circulating Deity Seals enshrouded the surface of an enclosed space. Within the space, crystals balls sat atop sixteen pillars which surrounded the edges of the space, each of which contained a red tooth. Xue Ying say cross-legged in the middle of the pillars’ formation, while the embryo lay inside a pool of watery blood beside him.
This was a cultivation eden reserved for personal disciples, which was the best one available. As for the Sacred Masted? As he was a powerful existence, he had no need for such a place. As such, there was no place that had been reserved for his exclusive use.
“Divide!” Suddenly, an insubstantial shadow separated itself from Xue Ying’s body. This shadow looked just like Xue Ying and proceeded to immediately enter the embryo next to him.
“Reborn.” Xue Ying had split his soul in two and then let the half he’d split off enter the embryo. The moment the other half of his soul entered the embryo, he felt warm and comfortable. Although the embryo still hadn’t matured yet, it was still perfectly capable of holding his soul. Moreover, it was perfectly compatible with his soul, since it had been specifically grown for him.
This feels a little bit strange. Even though he could feel his legs and arms, he couldn’t open his eyes and felt restricted due to being curled up in a fetal position.
“Time Immemorial Body.”
Xue Ying felt his embryonic body begin to change; bumps and holes began to appear on his body as it began to look like the Xue Ying seated next to it.
The embryo started to suck up an enormous amount of World Energy as its body transformed into a Transcendent level one. His Dantian Qi Sea then rapidly condensed Qi, and his body rapidly changed into that of the Time Immemorial Body. These two events caused the World Energy of Crimson Dust Island to surge endlessly. Xue Ying did not stop and used the momentum of breakthroughs to raise his embryonic body’s Time Immemorial Body to the second level.
Back when he’d been trapped inside of the Sacred Sorcerer Camellia, Xue Ying had taken advantage of the Mirage Deity Heart to reach the second level of the Time Immemorial Body. Now, however, he had the True Meaning of the World, a grade one True Meaning that was extremely compatible with the Time Immemorial Body. Now that it had reached the third stage, it was sufficient for him to raise the Time Immemorial Body to the third level.
However, Xue Ying was already unbeatable in the Xia Clan world. Thus, there was no need for him to hastily advance to the third level of the Time Immemorial Body. Moreover, he still needed to conceal his power; even in front of his two senior apprentice brothers. Considering their cultivation levels, it would be easy for them to see through the aura that his third level Time Immemorial Body would emit.
Hua. The embryo split open.
An infant’s body immediately flew out of it. Afterward, it rapidly grew, until its body had become identical to the white clothed Xue Ying seated before it. Both of them were identical looking, the only difference being that one was clothed in white while the other was clothed in a starlight blue robe.
“My true body and avatar both have the same soul inside of them and the same flesh; there’s no different between us,” the two Xue Yings said simultaneously.
“Master is right; there’s truly no difference between them. If one of them dies, the other can still cultivate another avatar with the avatar technique,” Crimson Rock said, appearing next to Xue Ying.
At that moment, both of his souls began to rapidly recover.
As the True Meaning of the World could nourish and repair one’s soul, it wouldn’t take long for their souls to completely recover.
“Can you only have one true body and one avatar? Is it possible for someone to divide their soul in order to have a third, fourth, or even fifth avatar?” Xue Ying asked.
“I’ve heard that his majesty, the Bloodshed Emperor, has an avatar cultivation technique that allows him to cultivate two avatars, meaning that he has a total of three bodies.” Crimson Rock explained, “However, this technique is his own, and he has never divulged it to anybody else. No matter who asks him, he’s never willing to give the knowledge away. As far as I know, he’s the only person capable of cultivating two avatars. Or perhaps that’s just my ignorant, inexperienced self.”
“If you think of yourself as ignorant and inexperienced, what do I count as? At least you know that his majesty can cultivate three bodies.” Xue Ying laughed. “My spirit had already recovered from cultivating an avatar; I think it’s time to open my Deity Sea and finally become a Deity.”
Xue Ying, clothed in a starlight-blue robe, sat cross-legged in a vast prairie within the Xia Clan Word. The World Energy around him began to surge, separating him from his surroundings. The third stage of the True Meaning of the World truly was highly efficient at repairing one’s soul; his soul had fully recovered in only two days time.
“True Deity Heart, form.”
Hong, long, long~~~
The moment he said this, his soul began to transform. Invisible Laws of Profound Mysteries began to assimilate into his soul, which caused it to partially condense and dissipate repeatedly. As the integration of his soul and the Laws of Profound Mysteries from his Star Deity Heart continued, his soul gradually began to condense and stabilize.
A small person sat cross-legged inside of his sea of knowledge, its body emitting a faint light; it looked like a star subduing its surroundings.
“What a peculiar feeling… Condensing a True Deity Heart greatly benefits one’s cultivation.” He’d gained many things from his advancement. Now that he’d condensed his True Deity Heart, Xue Ying himself felt like a star. He’d also gained more understanding toward the Profound Mysteries of Chaos within the Laws of the World. Not only that, but many questions that had confused him before had become clear.
“Deity Sea, open!”
Xue Ying gazed at his own Dantian Qi Sea. Even with a large enough supply of origin stones, it would usually be long and slow process for a Transcendent to upgrade their dou qi. However the Dantian Qi Sea of his Time Immemorial Body was different: It was much stronger than any ordinary Dantian Qi Sea, such that it could easily store a near infinite amount of World Energy. This had caused him to smoothly reach the peak Demigod level from the start.
The gaseous flames that filled his Dantian Qi Sea began to shrink beneath the control his Star Deity Heart granted him. All of his Transcendent Qi then began to condense into a flaming star, which began to revolve with Laws of Profound Mysteries from his Star Deity Heart.
As his Transcendent Qi continued to consolidate and integrate the Laws of Profound Mysteries, it changed into another kind of power: deity energy, which was much more powerful and mystical.
Hong, long, long~~ The fiery Deity power surged grandiosely and with overwhelming force. As it swept through his Dantian Qi Sea, it took the shape of a vast and mighty sea of Deity energy.
Opening one’s Deity Sea was the foundation of the World level! Only by grasping a Grade One Deity Heart could one stand the chaotic and fierce Deity Sea’s surges and gradually reach the World level. …
When Xue Ying opened his Deity Sea, a vast Deity Sea mirage spanning over fifty thousand meters appeared above the prairie he was seated in, while the seas around him surged. What did fifty thousand meters mean? It meant that it could be seen by all of the Xia Clan’s occupants!
“Someone’s becoming Deity?”
“Someone’s opening their Deity Sea, and such a vast one at that?”
Sou, sou, sou.
Several Xia Clan Transcendents flew into the sky, all of them looking at the vast Deity Sea mirage with a dumbfounded expression.
As Xue Ying was currently being protected by the World Energy, none of them were able to detect his presence.
“Everyone, calm down. Xue Ying contacted me to say that he was the one opening his Deity sea.” Palace Head Chen transmitted.
“Oh, it’s Xue Ying.”
When they received the news, none of them felt that it was weird.
Right now, Xue Ying held a high position in the Xia Clan. Even though Chao Qing had already become a Deity long ago, there were still people that wanted Xue Ying to found an empire and become an emperor. The people of the Xia Clan respected those with power, and in their eyes, there was no one more powerful than Xue Ying. Furthermore, Xue Ying had also done much for and contributed much to the Xia Clan. Considering all of these things, they all wanted Xue Ying to become their Emperor over Chao Qing.
“What should we call Dong Bo from now on? What title will he use? Emperor Dong Bo?”
“Emperor Xue Ying?”
“Monarch Dong Bo?”
The Xia Clan Transcendents discussed spiritedly.
While the Xia Clan’s clansmen were feeling happy and joyful, the opposite was happening in one of the Transcendent Worlds: the Oceanic Forest World. The Transcendent clan from the Beast’s side that still lived there were all anxious.
“Great Elder, Dong Bo Xue Ying has already opened his Deity Sea and has become a Deity. According to the Great Sorcerer God, he was already capable of using a portion of the World’s power before he became a Deity. Now that he’s become a Deity and condensed his Deity Heart, perhaps he’ll be able to cultivate even faster than before; it’s only a matter of time until he refines the Realm Heart. When that happens, we won’t be able to resist him at all.” Many Beast Clan members were gathered in a large hall.
Elder Ao Lan sat on an ancient wooden chair, a white bone scepter in hand. He silently listened to what his clansmen were saying, and as he listened, he could perceive their anxiety and despair.
I can’t see any hope for us at all! Elder Ao Lan sighed. What could they do when even the Sorcerer God’s army had lost?