Chapter 402: The News Goes Public
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
“I’m still only at the start.” Despite Xue Ying’s surging emotions, he didn’t hold the slightest trace of arrogance and instead remained very clear-headed. “I was already destined to become a stage one World Deity as soon as I succeeded in comprehending the grade one True Meaning of the Realm and reaching its Deity Heart realm.”
Crimson Rock also nodded from nearby. “Indeed. When it comes to grade one True Meaning Transcendents, it is far from difficult to become a stage one World Deity. But when it comes to becoming a stage two, three, or four World Deity, taking even one step forward means going through much hardship! Even then, it might seem very hard, but your prospects are very large. Remember that many stage one World Deities would cultivate to insanity, even to the point of their original Deity Heart dissipating, and still be unable to reach the second stage.”
Xue Ying smiled. He understood that to be true.
Even he suffered like so; after cultivating for those six hundred years since the war ended, and with the help of his avatar, he had developed his Star Deity Heart to the peak of the Deity realm. However, while the upgrade into a Chaos Deity Heart seemed but a simple step away, that step was the hardest to take. The number of peak stage Deities in the Deity world were virtually uncountable, yet nearly all of them would fail to advance to a grade one Deity Heart—it was that difficult. As for his Extreme Piercing Deity Heart, its improvements were even less visible; it hadn’t even reached the peak of the Deity realm.
“It’s a good thing that I could become a stage one World Deity, but I simply have no way of knowing how long it will take me to reach the second stage.” Xue Ying shook his head.
“It has always been difficult to advance a grade two Deity Heart to grade one. Throughout the Deity World, an innumerable amount of people managed to condense grade two Deity Hearts, but I can tell you this: Within a pool of a hundred million Deities with grade two Deity Hearts, not one would advance theirs to a grade one Deity Heart and become a World Deity!” Crimson Rock sighed.
Xue Ying was shocked by this revelation. “Not even one in a million?”
Such odds were unreasonably low.
“World Deities are able to guard their original heart much better, so they can live longer. At the same time, Deities are worse at cultivating and are more prone to having their original Deity Heart dissipate. As a result, Deities die off in droves, while World Deities persevere. Even then, even if you were to consider one of the enormous star fields, you could still count the World Deities there on your fingers,” the spirit treasure, Crimson Rock, explained. “However, you, a grade one True Meaning Transcendent that may only appear once in an unknown number of years, are destined to be much faster than those other Deities and World Deities. Ai…I really can’t understand how your comprehension ability can be so good? Can you explain to me how is it that you were able to see through the essence of the Laws of the World while still being a Transcendent, even managing to comprehend a grade one True Meaning?”
Xue Ying displayed a faint smile. “Perception, perhaps?”
In truth, while cultivating, one could sense any changes to themselves. For example, Xue Ying’s practice of his spear with crazy abandon in his youth helped his temperament become more thorough and the comprehension of his spear techniques more direct. A good example was the battle with Xiang Pang Yun—a life-or-death situation which allowed his his soul to undergo crazy transformations. That was an eruption that could only occur to someone on the verge of death!
One’s perception could gradually improve through experience, setbacks, realizations, or life-or-death situations.
There actually wasn’t anyone out there just born with heaven-defying perception.
Even the heirs of powerful existences, who were naturally intelligent to an incredible degree, could not simply solve the issue of comprehending the Laws of the World through their inherited traits. What they truly needed was that intelligence found deep within the heart—that was, perception! No matter the quality of rough jade, it still had to be carved.
Xue Ying had experienced it all. After the war was won, and his wife was saved, his mental state also underwent a transformation which gave him a completely different view of the Laws of the World; this was also a type of improvement. Only after all those events could he comprehend the True Meaning of the Realm.
“The Sacred Master has also said this,” Crimson Rock began with a sigh, “that there are no flukes when it comes to grade one True Meaning Transcendents. All over the Deity World, the Dark Abyss and the millions upon millions of mortal worlds, there are plenty of Transcendents with grade two True Meanings. However, when it comes to those with grade one True Meanings…they only surface very, very rarely, and without any pattern.”
“There are, indeed, no flukes.” Xue Ying nodded. “Alright, I’ll go ahead and refine Crimson Rock Mountain.”
“I’ve been looking forward to this day for a very long time,” Crimson Rock revealed a faint smile.
Xue Ying reached out, releasing a violent fiery-red Deity energy which flew into the void and soon penetrated into Crimson Rock Mountain’s core.
As an Eden Treasure, Crimson Rock Mountain could be considered a true Deity artifact! They were even a large step over World Deity Artifacts and were extremely rare. Even the Sacred Master and other powerful existences would only have one such treasure. From among the disciples of Crimson Rock Mountain, Senior Disciple Hui Ming also had an Eden treasure, but he was also a stage four World Deity and an overlord level character in the Deity World.
The original owner, Crimson Dust, had already died, so Crimson Rock didn’t resist the process. It thus only took a short while for Xue Ying to finish refining the treasure. The instant he did so, he got the same feeling as when he refined the Realm Heart.
Anything within the Crimson Rock Mountain was now under his control.
“I’ve just become a stage one World Deity, but it’s not yet time to reveal myself,” Xue Ying said. “For the moment, any powerful existence could exterminate me with a casual strike.”
With a single thought, a powerful existence could exterminate a stage one World Deity even if he was within the material world. This was also among the reasons why it was not recommended to mention the name of a powerful existence.
“En.” Crimson Rock nodded. “Ordinary powerful existences can exterminate a stage one World Deity with a thought! At the same time, the ruler of the Bloodshed God Palace, the Island Master of the Temporal Island, or the Hall Master of the Myriad God Palace…can all exterminate stage two World Deities with a single thought. Although, if one were to establish an oath, under that oath’s karma, those mentioned rules could kill even stage three World Deities.”
Xue Ying smiled. “Then I won’t easily make oaths, and I will be careful not to violate any I do make. Only upon becoming a stage two World Deity will I have it slightly easier.”
Upon becoming a stage two World Deity, he could even reveal himself, and ordinary Powerful Existences would not be able to kill him. It was only those extreme existences like the Bloodshed God Emperor, the Temporal Island Master, or the Myriad God Palace Master who could then kill him with a thought! But the Bloodshed God Emperors and the others already stood at the true peak of the Deity World and Dark Abyss. They were simply without equal! Such beings fundamentally disdained resorting to such means. After all, any one at their level would have subsequently arrogant inner hearts. They were willing to do some things, but others they would rather refrain from doing.
“I still have to become a stage two World Deity, though.” Xue Ying helplessly shook his head.
“Dong Bo, once you participate in the Bloodshed God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast and spar with countless other Deity stage experts, I’m sure you will surely be somewhat moved. After that, upon becoming a disciple under one of those powerful existences and receiving their pointers, I am convinced it will not take too long for you to comprehend a second grade one Deity Heart,” Crimson Rock comforted Xue Ying.
“I’m looking forward to the arrival of that day. I’ll be leaving first; there are still some miscellaneous things for me to take care of,” Xue Ying strode forward and left Crimson Rock Mountain.
In the Xia Clan World.
Hong long long~ All of the higher ranked Legend knights and Transcendents could feel the energy of the realm shake. These vibrations actually pervaded every single spot.
“What’s going on? It feels as if the entire Xia Clan world is shaking.”
“What is this?”
Many of the Transcendents resorted to flying into the sky and looking around them in every direction, yet none of them could notice anything outside the usual. While all of them sent out transmissions to inquire about this event, no one knew about the cause.
It was only a short time later that Palace Head Chen sent out a public transmission. “Emperor Dong Bo has refined the Realm Heart!”
“He’s refined it?”
“He succeeded? The Xia Clan finally has complete control over this world.”
“This day has finally arrived. Hahaha, even if I were to die now, I would have no more regrets.”
“The Realm Lord of our world! Our Xia Clan has actually given rise to a Realm Lord!”
A jubilant mood spread over the Xia Clan Transcendents. They very clearly understood what this event meant! Although they had heard before that Xue Ying would almost certainly succeed in refining the Realm Heart, they could not really be at ease until he actually succeeded! That was why they had always remained somewhat apprehensive. But now, six hundred years after the war, the news had finally arrived.
The Realm Heart of the Xia Clan World had been refined, and the Xia Clan had given birth to a Realm Lord!
The news eventually also reached the believers of the Demonic God.
“What, a Realm Lord has actually appeared in the Xia Clan world?”
“A Realm Lord has appeared?”
“Ai, there’s no more hope.”
This information reached even some corners of the Deity World and Dark Abyss. The news was spreading so that even some of those with greater power eventually heard them. “Oh? A Realm Lord? I can attract this Xue Ying once he enters the Deity World. The original body of these Realm Lords can hide inside their mortal words, so they are the best when it comes to survivability.”
In the Sorcerer God’s mortal world.
It took him six hundred years to refine the Realm Heart? The corners of the Sorcerer God curled up ever so slightly. It’s around what I predicted. After all, it’s still quite easy to refine a Realm Heart, and it only requires one to be at the peak of the Deity realm. On the other hand, what’s truly difficult is to become a World Deity, since the requirement is for one to comprehend a complete grade one Deity Heart. How could it be so easy to advance a grade two Deity Heart to grade one? Back then, I could refine the Realm Heart within ten thousand years, but becoming a World Deity simply took too much time.
“Yuan Qing,” the Sorcerer God voiced, and the sound was transmitted directly to another location in that world. “Yuan Qing, your senior brother Xue Ying has already refined the Realm Heart to become the Realm Lord of the Xia Clan world. I’m afraid he won’t let off the Beast Clan.”
Yuan Qing was alone, walking by foot in a wasteland, but upon receiving the Sorcerer God’s transmission, he couldn’t help but freeze.
Senior brother Dong Bo, you’ve become a Realm Lord? I’ve always known you were formidable. After you won the war, this day was bound to arrive. A cold flash ran through Yuan Qing’s eyes. Just wait, we will surely meet again in the Deity world!
In the Xia Clan World.
For the sake of concealing his strength and his grade one True Meaning, Xue Ying had delayed the announcement of having refined the Realm Heart until now, despite having finished the process immediately after the war. This kind of cultivation speed, in the eyes of the Great Demonic God and the stage three World Deity of the Temple of the Earth God, was normal.
“Six hundred years.” Xue Ying was standing together with Jing Qiu at the summit of Snowrock Mountain.
“It’s already been so long; we should meet those Transcendents of the Beast Clan still remaining. Especially that Elder Ao Lan, who snatched some Deity warriors as well as the gold man. It’s about time I get them back,” Xue Ying said.