Chapter 431: Combat Power
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
On an island, somewhere in the ocean.
Xue Ying descended upon a beach with sand as pure as snow, contaminated by neither dirt nor soil.
The air permeating the entire scroll world was relatively cold. From a cursory glance at his surroundings, Xue Ying spotted a hourglass floating in mid-air, filled with shining sand. As soon as he laid eyes upon it, the sand started flowing!
A current of black power converged on the island, forming into ten black-robed people. They all wore identical garb, and even their appearances were all the same. The only thing setting them apart from each other were the weapons on their backs. Some used twin swords, some spears, pikes, whips, even shackles… Regardless of weapon, they charged in to attack as soon as they materialized.
All of them were able to move at very high speeds—some even penetrating into the Mirage, others into the shadow space, a select few turning into fiery spheres…
They were all employing different techniques to increase their speed, and their battle styles all differed from one another.
“Come then.” A thought from Xue Ying’s part caused another Xue Ying with the same starry robes and similar appearance to appear beside him.
There were two different images of him, but both held onto spears.
One used a black spear, while the other one’s was fiery-red in color; the one holding onto the fiery-red spear was none other than a Mirage avatar!
“The more of you I kill, the higher my rank will be, so I should get to killing!” The two Xue Yings moved simultaneously.
Their spears thrust out with lightning-speed, piercing one of the black-robed men before him all the way through—the man instantly dissipated! Back in mid-air, the hourglass flipped, and the allocated time repeated.
Xiu xiu xiu! The Mirage avatar thrust out another three times, each strike carrying the Profound Mysteries of Extreme Piercing as it pierced the throats of three different black-robed men. The hourglass in mid-air reversed once more to restart the countdown.
For the moment, Xue Ying did not even have to use any of his secret skills.
His third level Time Immemorial body gave him the strength and speed necessary to easily kill his enemies using the Profound Mysteries of Extreme Piercing and of Star alone.
With every black-robed man dealt with, a new one would appear on the island. At the same time, the hourglass would also restart its flow. If one did not kill any enemy for a long period of time, and if that the flow of sand within the hourglass reached its end, the contestant would be immediately expelled! Even so, the majority of people would end up expelled because of admitting defeat or dying in the battle. It was very rare that someone would be sent out due to running out of time.
Their combat power increases this fast? Xue Ying frowned.
He killed these men at a rapid pace.
After all, his true body was working in concert with his Mirage avatar to focus on dealing with the men as quickly as possible. Their moves were nothing short of ruthless. At the very beginning, the black-robed people only had combat power at the peak of the Deity realm. Later on, however, they were growing stronger by the second. Within the time it took to brew a cup of tea, the combat power these black-robed people could use was of a new World Deity. And that was not judging solely by their strength or speed; even their usage of the Laws of Profound Mysteries continuously increased.
Not only were they powerful, every time they attacked, they would do so in groups. Xue Ying was therefore forced to further increase his killing speed, so that he would not end up surrounded.
The only positive fact about this trial was that they were separated all throughout the island. As long as Xue Ying kept killing and moving, he could prevent a situation where he was surrounded.
I have to start showing my secret skills already… Once faced with enemies at the level of new World Deities, Xue Ying’s usage of spear techniques transformed. He was primarily displaying the offensive skill, Chaotic Suppression.
Peng peng peng! His spear swept across, space crumbling apart and falling into darkness wherever it passed. A first attack caused the shield held by a black-robed man to vibrate and be thrown to the side, while a second lashed directly against his torso which immediately caved in. The third strike struck his body directly, and he was forced to finally dissipate.
On the outside, Xue Ying seemed to have a very reserved nature, but today, the moves he displayed were all incredibly ferocious. Even then, it still took a full three attacks to kill a single black-robed man, and in the meantime, the others had already begun homing in on his location. Not only that, another black-robed man, stronger than the previous ones, now emerged not too far away. The amount of pressure placed on Xue Ying was accumulating, which actually helped him further his comprehension regarding the usage of Chaotic Suppression.
It is not savage enough, and the transmission of strength should be smoother—only once it becomes like a single entity can it be passed onto the enemy in its entirety. At that point, it will no longer be affected by their weapons, instead being sent directly into various parts of their bodies. With that ability, I can kill the enemy in a single move.
This stronger pressure suppressing Xue Ying only served to make him more excited. This was precisely what he required right now!
All ten enemies he faced were unique and varied, so the Laws of Profound Mysteries they displayed were also different. In this way, the pressure he faced would be even stronger, which was much more helpful than burying himself in cultivation.
Hu hu hu…
People with heavy injuries started being expelled from the enormous scroll.
“Neither Dong Bo, nor His Highness Seventh Mei Yu, has been expelled yet.”
“Both have incredible combat power. I do wonder how long they will be able to hold on for.”
Everyone who came from Mountain Wu Star Field discussed with one another.
“Hehehe, elder brother White Sand, this little brother Dong Bo of yours should have learned some World Deity ranked secret techniques like the others! His realm also seems to be quite deep. His moves are all so strong,” King Rong Hai praised as he watched the scenes of battle from afar. “He also has that Mirage avatar that’s killing alongside him. Hehe, he’s actually dealing with them as fast as Her Highness, Seventh Mei Yu, and slightly faster than Zang Xiao.”
“This Dong Bo can only depend on that Mirage avatar his. Her Highness, Seventh Mei Yu, is the one who is truly fast,” the yellow-robed Venomous Ying World Deity praised.
“Seventh Mei Yu’s sword technique and her body technique are both truly perfect,” the Ink Cloud City Lord joined in with praise.
“Hahaha…” Monarch Mo Xue laughed from above.
All of them could clearly see the scenes of battle depicted within the enormous scroll.
Her Highness, Seventh Mei Yu, was located within a forest. She was surrounded, under the assault of many black-robed men. However, she had long since turned into an illusion herself, while many other misty illusions appeared all around her original position and went out to kill her enemies using swords. On top of that, flower petals were floating about in the surroundings, each of them carrying an inherent might which served to tear apart the black-robed people with reckless abandon.
“Her sword is just cold and clean enough.” Marshal Qin revealed a grin. “Through her sword techniques, you can feel her will fusing with the sword and slashing all enemies in front of her apart. For her to have created such a secret skill, and her will to remain unwavering…should she keep going on this path, I believe she will definitely break through the final obstacle to become a World Deity.”
“It looks like we’ll be the winners this time around,” the Venomous Ying World Deity added.
“Hold your horses now.” The emissary from the Bloodshed God Palace chuckled. “Zang Xiao has yet to display his true strength. He is just starting to do so now.”
Zang Xiao used twin sabers in battle. Just moments before, he was still using an ordinary saber technique created using a World Deity ranked secret technique as a base. Now, however, he began to display his self-created saber secret skill. At the moment, there were only two indistinct blood-colored rays flashing out time after time, every flash accompanied by a piercing whistle like the screeching of a bird. Under the concert of mournful whistling sounds, the black-robed men were being killed one after another. His killing speed immediately skyrocketed, and it was now very clearly beyond that of both Xue Ying and Seventh Mei Yu. The number of black-robed men he killed had naturally increased by a tremendous degree.
“He’s surpassed them.” The Ink Cloud City Lord smiled. “He is now killing them at the fastest rate. This saber technique of Zang Xiao’s was created precisely for the purpose of slaughter!”
Back on the beach, Xue Ying was still enjoying the fight, however, the efficiency of his Chaotic Suppression when it came to killing was starting to dwindle. After all, this was a move focused entirely on offensive power. The ten black-robed men all had different specialities, after all, and some employed strong defenses or had strong physical bodies. That allowed them to easily withstand his spear technique.
Xue Ying was working in concert with his Mirage avatar, both bodies doing their best to increase their killing speed.
But it was to no avail.
My strength is not sufficient? It’s time to increase it! The Great Chaotic True Force within Xue Ying’s body began rumbling and then surged out. It was now time to put this technique he cultivated to the peak Deity stage on full display! His spear’s power exploded.
Peng! The black-robed men, who would previously not die even after being hit eight to ten times, now suddenly disintegrated from a single sweep of his spear.
Now at the peak of the Deity stage, Xue Ying’s Great Chaotic True Force was clearly much stronger in terms of offense than the Time Immemorial Body!
Peng Peng Peng Peng Peng Peng Peng !
The black-robed men exploded one after another! With every instance of his spear striking one of them, they would immediately explode. They would be directly suppressed, regardless of their relative strength.
This was also among the reasons Xue Ying did not previously use the Great Chaotic True Force. Only when his combat power was close to the enemy’s would he get the chance to refine himself. Otherwise, the effect of training himself would be that much weaker! It was only normal that, as the black-robed men became stronger, Xue Ying would also push his combat power to a higher level.