Chapter 442: Madman
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The plump man turned toward Xue Ying, “Little brother, now that your big brother is here, nobody would dare bully you any longer!” As soon as she was saved, Jing Qiu immediately ran over to Xue Ying’s side. Xue Ying’s heart swelled with gratitude. Not for a moment did he think that the White Sand City Lord would go so far as to stand by his side and enter a straight-up conflict with the Venomous Ying World Deity. Back when he mentioned the two of them being brothers, Xue Ying had simply thought it an offering of ordinary friendship.
Now, that same man was willing to come out to defend him! How could Xue Ying not feel grateful toward him?
“City Lord…” Xue Ying unknowingly blurted.
“Call me big brother!” The plump man stared back. “Are you still going to treat me as an outsider?”
“Big brother,” Xue Ying said, “I must thank you. If you hadn’t come…”
“Yeah, yeah, wait just a bit. I’ll deal with this woman, and then we can talk.” The plump man caressed his upward-oriented beard as he looked toward the yellow-robed woman currently on full alert. “What’s wrong, Venomous Ying? Is there still something you’re unhappy with? Perhaps you want to fight me a bit?”
The many rich clan heirs, including the Second Prince himself, were staring at this scene in complete silence.
Both the White Sand City Lord and the Venomous Ying World Deity were awe-inspiring existences and were quite famous within the Calm Sea Prefecture. Two such beings facing each other head-on was a very rare occurrence.
“Auntie,” General Ying bellowed.
“Shut up,” the yellow-robed woman roared back. The silver-robed General Ying’s eyes had long since turned completely red from fury. He was in no condition to heed her words, so he continued talking, “Auntie, you cannot let that Dong Bo off. Grab both him and his wife along as well!”
The White Sand City Lord stroked his beard, letting out a sneer. “Hehehe, Venomous Ying, your nephew’s True Deity Heart is on the verge of crumbling apart completely. Why don’t you find a safe place for him to pass the rest of his days peacefully, instead of letting him go around, creating disasters? Also, what do you think of doing with that Venomous Trident you took out? Do you think you can defeat me? If it’s a fight you want, I’ll be sure to accompany you. I’ll even give you a good lesson in the process.”
Venomous Ying World Deity gritted her teeth.
The two of them had different specialties!
In a pure, head-on battle, she was rather weak and only barely met the standards of ordinary stage three World Deities. What she actually specialized in was hex poison!
But the White Sand City Lord was different!
He had crafted a terrifying secret skill known as the White Sand of Annihilation, which he then fused together with a World Deity ranked secret technique. It was a secret techniques which he had comprehended ever since he was a Deity, and one which he had improved over such a long time that he gained the moniker, White Sand! Even the city he built used that same name as a base.
Once his white sand started blowing, it would annihilate Myriad Existences; it was an incredibly powerful domain-type secret skill! Having entered his region of white sand, ordinary stage three World Deity could only escape with heavy injuries, and anyone trying to resist the White Sand of Annihilation while continuing to fight could only unleash a part of their original combat power. In most cases, that situation would only end with the White Sand City Lord easily smashing them afterward!
The White Sand City Lord was known as an expert sitting at the very top of stage three World Deities. On top of that, his White Sand Body offered him survival capabilities of an unfathomable level. All of these made it so that, during the meeting with the Calm Sea Prefecture Master, even the Venomous Ying World Deity herself had to resort to a respectful way of addressing him—Big Brother White Sand.
“Are you truly dead-sent on protecting him?” The Venomous Ying World Deity was in true anguish.
“Of course.” The expression displayed by White Sand City Lord was completely neutral. “Listen well, Venomous Ying; Dong Bo is my brother, and I will protect him no matter what it takes! If you dare to continue bullying him, don’t blame me for being heartless.”
The Venomous Ying World Deity gritted her teeth one last time before finally turning around. The black aura previously revolving around her body went over to envelop the silver-robed General Ying. “Let’s go.”
The two of them left the great palace.
Due to his long stay in the Calm Sea Prefecture Capital, General Ying had acquired an extravagant courtyard within the capital, and that was where the Venomous Ying World Deity brought him over as they descended. She had been too lazy to care about his servants. They would naturally run over after them.
The Venomous Ying World Deity flew into an extravagant palace hall and then released General Ying from the black aura.
“Auntie, we can’t put matters to rest like this.” General Ying’s expression was savage, his eyes bloodshot as he roared without stop. “The White Sand City Lord might have helped him now, but we just have to find an opportunity to secretly grab Dong Bo’s wife again.”
“Shut up!” the Venomous Ying World Deity angrily rebuked him.
“Auntie!” General Ying stretched over in an attempt to grab hold of his aunt’s hand. “If you don’t settle this resentment of mine, I won’t be happy again until I die.”
However, the Venomous Ying World Deity waved her hands once and left the place.
Hong long~ the great door to the palace was shut close.
She then turned back, sending countless threads of black aura over to shroud the whole palace hall. They weaved together into an array that suppressed the space within. Back inside, General Ying was madly smashing at the doors and windows, yet he was unable to break them apart due to the suppression of these arrays. “Grab him, kill him, kill him…”
He went mad again. A trace of disgust and loathing flashed through the Venomous Ying World Deity’s eyes.
She was selfish by nature and had gained infamy for turning against her friends without a trace of remorse.
In reality, she had no friends in the entire Calm Sea Prefecture Capital. Naturally, she was close with her elder brother who served His Majesty as an imperial guard, which gave him some influence. On the account of that relationship, her Venomous Ying World Deity days were still relatively calm.
However, that also meant she had to take care of that only son of her elder brother. In terms of real feelings, though? She looked down greatly upon that nephew of hers.
Even then, someone who dared bully her nephew was practically not showing any respect to her either. Xue Ying’s slapping General Ying was akin to slapping her in the face directly! Considering her cold and callous personality, she would definitely intervene.
He’s completely unhinged, going all crazy without any warning at all. She glanced toward the palace hall where General Ying was still raving with madness, smashing at the doors while shouting. The sooner he dies, the better.
She then turned around and walked off.
A couple of guards were stationed over by the palace’s entrance.
“Take care of the general,” the Venomous Ying World Deity ordered.
“Yes.” The two guards respectfully acknowledged. They had also glanced toward General Ying who was raving in madness, a flash of pity visible in their eyes as they realized the situation was getting worse. It seemed like his True Deity Heart would collapse within eight to ten years at most.
Now that the situation had devolved to the extent that the White Sand City Lord had to face off against the Venomous Ying World Deity, Xue Ying was naturally no longer in any mood to continue enjoying the feast.
The White Sand City Lord brought Xue Ying along with Jing Qiu away from the banquet, and the Second Prince had even personally stepped up to send them off. “Brother Dong Bo, I simply had no way to act against the Venomous Ying World Deity.”
“Second Prince, this was not your fault. No matter way, I am truly thankful to you for having obstructed General Ying back there,” Xue Ying replied.
The White Sand City Lord, Xue Ying, and Jing Qiu all took to the skies as they left.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu took advantage of the time spent flying back toward the capital to thank the White Sand City Lord, who simply laughed in response.
“There’s no need for you two to say anything else. I have personally admitted to everyone that we’re brothers, so it’s normal that I would protect you. I was staying right next-door, inside the the residence of the Long Shi Clan, so I could act as soon as I understood the situation! In truth, it’s about time for General Ying’s True Deity Heart to crumble, and he will occasionally turn crazy. Even when he does his best to stay calm, his thinking is still past the brink of normalcy. His personality can no longer be explained through a lens of rationality.”
“I’ve heard long ago that people who can no longer keep their hearts stable will turn mad and that their True Deity Heart would crumble in due time.” Xue Ying sighed. “Yet I still did not think they would be this irrational or this mad.”
Even their brewing madness followed a set process.
They could start out as a normal, rational person before slowly turning crazy with time. Even when calm, General Ying would still act in an unbridled manner. Once his mental state was further affected, he would turn raving mad.
“You finally got the chance to experience it first-hand, then?” The White Sand City Lord was poking fun at Xue Ying.
“I did, indeed, get to witness it in its true form.” Xue Ying nodded.
He was quite knowledgeable, and the treasure spirit Crimson Rock had shared much information with him; yet, he had never gotten the chance before to witness such behaviour first-hand. It was truly something unfathomable how just how crazy those Deities on the verge of death would turn.
“Remember, you can never quite predict what Deities or World Deities who are about to die will do,” the White Sand City Lord said. “The stronger a World Deity is, the more awareness they would get to hold onto as they turn mad.”
“I understand.” Xue Ying nodded.
“Even then, it’s normally only Deities or weaker World Deities who really end up turning mad. Powerful World Deities will always choose to seal their memories and reincarnate as soon as they feel things going awry,” the White Sand City Lord explained. “Without being affected by their previous memories as they begin an entirely new life, their heart realm will grow much more peaceful using this new life as a base. That is, of course, if they manage to survive long enough to become a Deity and awake the memories from their past life.”
Xue Ying nodded.
Matters like this were still way too far for him to even consider.
“There’s really no need to keep General Ying in your mind anymore, since he is most likely going to die soon. However, you’ll have to be more careful around that bitch, Venomous Ying,” the White Sand City Lord warned.
“Oh?” Xue Ying frowned.
“She’s a selfish being by nature, and she’s prone to remember anyone who offended her for the rest of her life. Should she see any opportunity to do so, she’ll be certain to act against you. Of course, there’s no need to worry while the Myriad Flower Feast is still underway. However, in the future, I won’t always be by your side. She’s always going to keep an eye on you, so you should remember to be extremely careful at all times!”
“Understood.” Xue Ying nodded.
Wasn’t the Venomous Ying World Deity the one who dared try to take Jing Qiu away by force and hand her over to General Ying to use as a plaything? That single moment was enough to fill Xue Ying with killing intent! Even so, he was quite clear on the fact that, if he invited a powerful existence like Senior Scarlet Flame over, his wife would have been saved, but he most likely would not have killed the Venomous Ying World Deity.
With how high the status of any powerful existence was, they would usually not resort to killing World Deities unless under very special circumstances.
Venomous Ying, just you wait. Xue Ying’s killing intent grew by the minute.