Chapter 419: His Majesty
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying and Yun Hai both stepped out of the cavern they’d rented, only to see an endless number of Deities flashing through the sky.
“The city’s truly bustling with activity!” Xue Ying exclaimed in admiration.
“How could it not be? The grandest occasion in the entire Deity World is about to start! Registrations have begun now that there’s only three days until is starts.” Yun Hai exclaimed in excitement, “Just thinking about it makes me excited! Countless Deities from all over the vast Deity World, who either have huge innate talents or are extremely dazzling, are coming to participate in the battles! First off is the starfield’s preliminary selection, followed by the prefecture’s bloody filters, before finally, only a few Deities will be able to enter the God Palace’s final competition. One round after another…and only those who’re able to reach the end will be able to enjoy the Myriad Flower True Fruit! Furthermore, they’ll easily be accepted as disciples underneath a powerful existence! I’ve even heard that His Majesty of the Bloodshed God Palace will be accepting disciples. When will I have the chance to be so dazzling… Ai, I’m truly just an ordinary Deity in the endless Deity World.”
Xue Ying didn’t have any way of consoling him, as Yun Hai truly was an extremely ordinary Deity in the Deity World. The Deity World was simply too big. Even though only a single Deity might emerge from a planet tens of thousands of kilometers in diameter, if one were to count the number of planets in a single starfield, then there would billions of Deities in that starfield. Compared to Transcendents and newly risen Deities however, Emperor Yun Hai was still quite powerful.
But if one placed his horizon across the entire Deity world, he was too ordinary! And furthermore, he was too old and could not go and participate in the God Palace Myriad Flower Feast regardless.
The two flew side-by-side.
The only thing one could see from afar was a towering, majestic palace. The palace’s front door was currently open, and a vast path illuminated with golden light led to it. The space around the path was densely populated with countless Deities, but none of them dared to step onto the path. 因为沿着这条通道步入宫殿内,就可以上报名额!参加三天后的星域预选.
Stepping onto the path would lead one to the palace’s entrance, which was where one registered for the Starfield Selections three days from now.
“Someone’s already stepping onto it,” Yun Hai said, pointing at the illuminated path.
Xue Ying also turned towards it. He could see an old man wearing garbed in a plain and simple clothing amidst the sea of people, laughing as he stepped on the golden-glowing passage. For a moment, the more than 10 million Deities stared at this old man, with everyone discussing amongst themselves. Some Deities recognized this old man as they shared with the people around relevant information on him. But clearly, this did not create a huge hullabaloo at all.
The old man reached the end of the illuminated path quite quickly and entered the palace.
“I must remind you all again that you need the combat strength of a peak-level Deity to even have a chance at surviving the selections.” A boundless and mighty voice echoed from the palace. “Once you’ve entered the palace, you must participate in the selections. If you change your mind and want to give up, you’ll be punished with a hundred lashes.”
Soon after, another person stepped onto the illuminated path, and then another, and another…
“I didn’t expect to see so many people participating in the selections.” Yun Hai gazed at all the figures stepping onto the illuminated path from afar, laughing. “Few people are capable of passing the selections; those who participate in them usually only have strength just beyond that of the peak-Deity realm—and even then, they’re only able to barely survive! However, surviving doesn’t count for much; only through victory can one advance! I remember that only twelve Deities were able pass through the Celestial Star Field’s selections at one point. Of course, even if one isn’t able to advance past the selections, they can still proudly say that they participated in the God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast, despite not making it through the preliminary rounds.”
Xue Ying laughed. He wasn’t in a hurry to register, as he’d have to stay within the palace for three days the moment he entered to do so.
Deity after Deity went up to register…
Xue Ying continued to watch from afar. After half an hour, over a hundred sixty Deities had gone up to register. One had to realize that only twelve Deities had passed through the Celestial Star Field’s selections, and that the number of people who passed in the Mountain Wu Star Field probably wouldn’t be any higher! It was clearly visible just how many people had no hopes of passing the selections.
“Mn?” Xue Ying was suddenly astonished.
A red-haired male wearing half a mask slowly descended onto the illuminated path, a saber with a red ribbon wrapped around its shaft at his waist. He solemnly walked toward the palace, an unseen aura of killing intent clearly tangible around him. The surrounding Deities all felt their minds halt for a moment when they saw him, vaguely aware of the terror his aura held.
“What powerful killing intent.” Xue Ying gazed at the red-haired male in shock. “Who could’ve thought that the Mountain Wu Star Field had an expert of this level?”
“It seems that the Deities surrounding him don’t recognize him,” Yun Hai replied. “He’s most likely a low-key person, one without a large reputation. Even though his killing intent is strong, it doesn’t represent his power.”
Xue Ying lightly nodded. However, this was still the strongest killing intent he’d ever seen a Deity with.
After watching Deities arrive for half a day, he glanced up at the sky and saw that the sun was about to set. As the sun would eternally stay at a fixed location, its setting represented that the vast Mountain Wu City was about to continue on its revolution about its axis just like a normal planet and would soon face away from the sun.
“Then, I’ll be entering first,” Xue Ying said to Yun Hai.
“Dong Bo, you have great combat strength; you’ll definitely make it through the selections. When that happens, I’ll have to trouble you to bring me with you along to the prefecture capital.” Yun Hai laughed.
Xue Ying immediately turned into a stream of light and then descended onto the illuminated path.
“That’s the mysterious expert known as Dong Bo.”
“He’s Dong Bo? He’s the one who whipped the Soaring Cloud Lake’s young master?””
“Right, that’s him!”
“I’ve heard that this Dong Bo’s strength is so great that he was easily able to sweep away a patrolling army.” Lots of gossip began to spread once Xue Ying appeared, and many people soon came to understand that Xue Ying was the one who’d whipped the Soaring Cloud Lake’s young master with his own Heart-Branding Whip.
Xue Ying couldn’t help but stop smiling when he heard the crowd gossiping about him as he walked down the illuminated path; he had somehow gained quite the reputation.
“Hmm?” Xue Ying suddenly spotted the Soaring Cloud Lake’s young master being escorted by a group of subordinates, his expression quite ugly.
“Hmph!” The Soaring Cloud Lake’s young master snorted when he saw Xue Ying looking his way.
Xue Ying wasn’t concerned in the slightest when he saw this and simply continued moving forward until he reached the palace.
Within the palace, a commander sat atop the throne, surrounded by soldiers.
“Aren’t you Dong Bo? Considering your combat strength, it definitely won’t be an issue for you to survive.” The commander laughed and then threw him a plate.
Xue Ying immediately caught it. It was imprinted with seals that represented the number ‘528,’ which was the number he’d pre-ordered for the selections.
“Please wait over here.” A soldier immediately led him away.
The palace was truly huge.
There was currently a huge number of Deities waiting to the left of the palace; they were the Deities that would be participating in the selections. As Xue Ying glanced over them, he recognized the red-haired male adorned with half a mask and a heavy aura of killing intent. He was seated in a corner and hadn’t gotten close to anyone present. The other Deities weren’t very willing to get close to him either, considering his heavy killing-intent.
Xue Ying walked toward him and then casually found a place to sit down.
“Are you Brother Dong Bo?” Several Deities immediately tried to worm their way into becoming friends with Xue Ying. Indeed, the fact that he’d whipped the Soaring Cloud Lake’s young master had caused his reputation within Mountain Wu City to become quite large.
As time continued to flow, the sky gradually became dark.
Xue Ying and the other participants were currently enjoying sumptuous food that the attendants had brought them.
“The patrol master’s accompanying us?”
A huge clamor could be heard from outside all of a sudden.
“Hmm?” Xue and the others all subconsciously turned to face the enormous palace door. They immediately saw a white-robed handsome teenager flying toward them, accompanied by what seemed to be a beautiful woman and a slim male. This slim male was none other than the Mountain Wu City’s Starfield Patrol Master!
The Patrol Master and his beautiful wife both naturally emitted auras of vast grandeur, though his wife was also releasing an especially terrifying pressure. When this pressure swept through the air, the countless Deities immediately fell to the ground without exception; none of them dared to remain in midair.
“So powerful.” Xue Ying was startled when he saw this. “His wife is actually a stage two World Deity?”
As he was a World Deity himself, his eyesight was naturally more vicious than that of a Deity’s.
The Starfield Patrol Master even seemed to be attempting to curry favor with his beautiful wife.
“I see that you’re all here,” the beautiful woman said, a row of white-robed female attendants uniformly appearing behind her. They all had exquisite appearances and extraordinary temperaments.
The white-robed teenager landed on the illuminated path alongside the beautiful lady and the Starfield Patrol Master, closely following them.
The three of them proceeded together until they reached the inner palace.
“Patrol Master!” The commander in charge of giving out numbered plates immediately stood up.
“You don’t need to mind me; continue what you’re in charge of.” The Starfield Patrol Master ordered.
“Patrol Master Guan, my clan’s majesty casually chose a starfield to participate in the Myriad Flower Feast. In the end, he chose the Mountain Wu Star Field. Everything can be done according to the regular rules,” the beautiful lady requested.
“I understand,” the Starfield Patrol Master replied.
The beautiful lady lightly nodded and then turned toward the commander in front of them. The command was startled by her gaze, but he reacted soon afterward and tossed out a numbered plate. The beautiful woman immediately passed the plate to the white-robed handsome teenager and then said, “Your Highness, now that you’ve obtained the plate, would you like to go and rest, or…?
“There’s no need for you to say anything else. Everything will be done according to the usual rules; I’ll just stay here.” The white-robed handsome teenager was as cold as ten-thousand-year-old ice. His voice was equally cold as he said, “I’ll just wait here for the selections to begin.”
“Yes.” The beautiful woman nodded when she received his orders.
Everyone felt their heart tremble as they watched the scene in front of them. Those with keen eyesight could easily tell that the beautiful figure was much stronger than the Starfield Patrol Master. Yet, somehow, she was just one of the white-robed teenager’s subordinates?
“Who exactly is this person?” Many Deities sighed inwardly, though they didn’t dare to actually speak, afraid that they’d offend them. Even a fool could easily see that this person probably had a terrifying background.