Chapter 428: Bloodshed God Palace Emissary
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
From the side, the yellow-robed female immediately burst into a laugh. “Brother White Sand, just how many Deities do you think have come here to participate in the Calm Sea Prefecture battles? Some of them have even come over from outside it. Seeing how only a hundred will be chosen out of thirty-two thousand Deity experts, I can’t help but feel you’re being overly enthusiastic about that little brother of yours.” Her laughter was melodious, and her charming body was trembling oh-so-slightly, such that everyone else could see the shapely body beneath her loose yellow robes.
In spite of her allure, she was one of the fiercer characters known by the world—a frightening stage three World Deity known as the Venomous Ying World Deity. She was an expert in using poison!
Compared to the Sorcerer God with whom Xue Ying had previously mingled with, the Venomous Ying World Deity was several times stronger.
“You will understand in due time.” The White Sand City Lord was disinclined to elaborate any further, instead preferring to focus on the the food.
Everyone else around him joined him in chatting while eating their fill.
Everyone present at that gathering was a frightening existence, and it was very rare for so many of them to meet.
Not too long after, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master stood up and looked outside with a smile. The very action of him standing up left the other five startled, and they followed him with the same motion.
“Hahaha, Brother Dragon,” a mighty voice arrived from outside, and an old man with a white beard and hair like snow stepped inside the palace hall, a black robe cloaking his figure.
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master immediately stepped down from his seat, taking the initiative to welcome the newcomer. “Brother Mo Xue, it has been too long since we last met. I didn’t think you would come over for this time’s Myriad Flower Feast. Come now, you can take a seat here, next to mine.”
“I won’t stand on ceremony then.” The old man walked alongside the Prefecture Master to the higher spots, where they sat down next to each other.
The other five attending World Deities were able to guess at the old man’s identity as soon as they heard the name Mo Xue, so they took turns to greet him with respect.
“Greetings, Monarch Mo Xue,” everyone acted reverently around him, considering how far-spread and tyrannical his reputation was. Monarch Mo Xue was one of the existences able to occupy an entire territory and build an empire. He was a true territory lord within the Deity world, strong enough to fight powerful existences to a standstill! As a stage four World Deity, he had lived for an indescribably long amount of time.
It was easy for the World Deities to guess that, with how long Monarch Mo Xue had lived, it wouldn’t be strange for him to die at any time soon, after becoming unable to keep the crumbling of his True Deity Heart in check any longer.
Even then, he was still alive for the moment, and his presence was enough to send most others trembling.
“Brother Mo Xue, let me introduce them to you.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master first pointed to the person in the second seat to his left, since the first seat was still empty for the moment. “This is Ink Cloud, and he was born in our Calm Sea Prefecture. He can be considered quite fast in terms of cultivation, having reaching the stage three World Deity level in just ten million years.”
“Ink Cloud greets Monarch Mo Xue,” the black-robed man greeted with a respectful salute.
“Being young is great.” Monarch Mo Xue smiled and nodded.
“This is Marshal Qin.” The Prefecture Master pointed to a woman in silvery-white armor. She was sitting right next to the black-robed man. “Marshal Qin is in control of my Calm Sea Prefecture’s Northern Wind Legion.”
The silvery-armored woman by the name of Marshal Qin greeted him with a similar salute.
“This is the Venomous Ying World Deity, an expert in the aspect of poison,” the Prefecture Master said, referring to the yellow-robed woman. She immediately replied in a soft voice, “Venomous Ying greets Monarch.”
“Hahaha, I’ve heard of you. My younger brother, Pu Zang, underwent some ugly pain after coming into contact with your poison.” Monarch Mo Xue laughed.
“Emperor Pu Zang didn’t have me in his eyes from the start,” the yellow-robed woman replied. “Otherwise, there would have been no way for me to be still alive at this point.”
“This is the White Sand City Lord. I doubt you need me to go into any further detail.” The Prefecture Master laughed.
“I know of him. He is that rat with an interest in stealing other people’s food.” Monarch Mo Xue laughed.
The plump White Sand City Lord, in his white robes, hurried replied, “I’ve been regretting my actions for many, many years since that event, wishing I could return to His Majesty’s side.” Had anyone else dared call him a rat who loved to steal food, the White Sand City Lord would have long since went on a rampage against them. But in the face of the Calm Sea Prefecture Master and Monarch Mo Xue, he had to keep himself in check. These two were seasoned old men.
Stage four World Deities were divided into their own separate categories. Usually, the older one was, the stronger their combat power would be. However, fate made it so that, after reaching a certain age, they would have to either reincarnate or die.
“This is Rong Hai. He’s a rather silly figure,” the Calm Sea Prefecture Master continued with his introductions.
“He’s a member of the metallic race? Your people are all very forthright in their actions,” Monarch Mo Xue commented.
King Rong Hai grinned. “Indeed, I am forthright. I truly am just as you describe me.”
“Speaking of which, Brother Mo Xue, why is it that you’ve come here this time? You could watch the Bloodshed God Palace Myriad Flower Feast from any other prefecture capital,” the Calm Sea Prefecture Master asked from his seat high above, next to Mo Xue’s.
Monarch Mo Xue replied with a laugh, “I’m here this time around because of that seventh daughter of mine. She is one of the participants in the Bloodshed God Palace Myriad Flower Feast, and she’s right here, at your Calm Sea Prefecture.”
“Seventh daughter? There’s actually another daughter?” The Prefecture Master was stunned.
“Right.” Monarch Mo Xue nodded.
“Formidable! Old man, with your age being what it is, you were actually able to have yet another daughter?” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master was shocked to the bone at this revelation. “How can they even say it’s hard for a stage four World Deity to have children, when you’re making them one after another. To think this is actually your seventh daughter…by the way, how is her comprehension ability?”
Monarch Mo Xue was an existence who had presided over a territory for an incredibly long amount of time. He previously only had six daughters, with the eldest of them having a great innate talent—she was already a stage three World Deity. The other five had weaker comprehension ability, yet Monarch Mo Xue paid whatever price was necessary to find a way so that all five of them could become stage one World Deities.
“This youngest daughter of mine has a very strong character, and none of my words seem to reach her in any way,” Monarch Mo Xue mock-praised her. “However, her comprehension ability is quite good, at a relatively close level to that of her eldest sister.”
“Oh? Not bad. It would seem like this youngest daughter of yours should manage getting a spot as a disciple of a powerful existence. What is this youngest daughter of yours called, though?”
“She is participating in under the guise of a man, and she is using the fake name of ‘Seventh Mei Yu.’” Monarch Mo Xue shook his head.
“She’s disguised as a man? Hahaha, was a peculiar child.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master burst into laughter.
The two sitting above chatted amongst themselves, while the five below merely listened, only rarely interjecting. They still made sure to brand the name ‘Seventh Mei Yu’ into their minds.
Eh? Was there not a person called Seventh Mei Yu who passed the Mountain Wu Starfield Selections together with little brother Dong Bo? The White Sand City Lord thought to himself.
Another hour passed.
A white-robed figure entered the palace hall.
“The emissary has arrived.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master looked down from his vantage, while Monarch Mo Xue and the others—the White Sand City Lord, the Ink Cloud City Lord, Marshal Qin, the Venomous Ying World Deity, and King Rong Hai—all turned to look at the white-robed new arrival. This man was none other than the emissary sent over by the Bloodshed God Palace.
“My greetings to the Prefecture Master,” the white-robed figure respectfully saluted before looking up. “I have come under the orders of His Majesty to assist in hosting the Prefecture Capital Battle for the Myriad Flower Feast. You, Prefecture Master, will be tasked with overseeing the entire event.”
“Mn.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded. “Please enter, emissary. Since you’re already here, does that mean the rules for the three selection rounds have been determined?”
The emissary entered and made his way to that first empty seat left of the Prefecture Master. Once there, he respectfully replied, “They have been set!”
“Then you may begin the arrangements.” The Prefecture Master nodded.
The number of Deity experts who passed the various Starfield Selection of the Calm Sea Prefecture was roughly thirty-two thousand. In reality, many of them were not actually from the prefecture itself and had instead come over from the Material World. Several others were instead from the Temporal Island, from the territories ruled by the Myriad God Palace, or from the desolate territories of a certain empire. However, despite their origins, all had come for the same reason—to participate in the grandest occasion of the entire Deity world.
For the moment, they were all waiting for the orders from the Calm Sea Prefecture and news relating to when the Prefecture Capital Battle would begin.
“Dong Bo.” A legionnaire shouted out from the entrance to Xue Ying’s cavern, which opened very soon afterward.
Xue Ying had brought along Jing Qiu as well as a group of other Deities from the Xia Clan along to welcome this person. He could recognize from a single glance that this soldier was one of Patrol Master Guan’s.
“I was sent over by the Patrol Master to hand over a brief and simple overview of specific arrangements such as rules and timings for the upcoming Prefecture Capital Battle.” The soldier passed over a golden scroll and continued, “Patrol Master has also asked you to not run around too much in the next few days, since the battle will begin in three days’ time.”
“I understand.” The legionnaire only left after making sure Xue Ying properly received the golden scroll.
“Quick, open it up and have a look,” Purple Thunder Emperor, Yun Hai and all the others urged him from the side.
Xue Ying laughed as he displayed the scroll to the rest.
The Prefecture Capital Battle would proceed largely the same from generation to generation, albeit with some minor differences in details.
“There’s the ranking trial, the arena trial, and survival trial.” Xue Ying nodded after perusing through.
The Prefecture Capital Battle would always be split into those three stages.
All of the roughly thirty-two thousand Deity experts would first participate in the ranking test, and a thousand of them would be chosen according to their performance! All the others would be eliminated!
As for the arena battle, the remaining experts from the last trial would be pit amongst themselves to select the top two hundred fifty experts!
Finally, the survival trial would be organized for the last two hundred fifty Deities…so as to sieve out the top hundred.
Those final hundred Deities would be sent over to the Bloodshed God Palace, where they would represent the Calm Sea Prefecture in the Bloodshed God Palace Battle. They could display their skills before the topmost experts in the entire Deity World, including the ruler of the Bloodshed God Palace as well as various other powerful existences!
I’ve only cultivated for two thousand years. As long as I can successfully reach the Bloodshed God Palace, so that the powerful existences can get their eyes on me, I’m basically guaranteed to become the disciple of one of them, Xue Ying thought. That is why my current target is to successfully get a spot in the top hundred and participate in the final Bloodshed God Palace Battle. If I succeed in that, I can consider this Myriad Flower Feast to have been a great success!
The top hundred… Xue Ying’s eyes turned sharp as he looked toward the three selection stages, where the Prefecture Capital Battle was to take place.