Chapter 446: The White Sand City Lord’s Gift
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
The arena battle ended.
Under watch of the legion troop soldiers, the spectators all began to leave.
The white-browed Jiu She, with his fluttering white hair and white clothes, glanced at Xue Ying and Drunk Guest with long and narrow eyes. He then smiled and departed.
“He seems very confident.” Seventh Mei Yu and Xue Ying walked side by side. “Is he certain he’ll win against you and Drunk Guest?”
“Once the survival battles finish, the rankings will be declared; all of this will naturally be disclosed,” Xue Ying calmly replied. Although Jiu She seemed rather provocative, Xue Ying was still unperturbed. He didn’t care too much about ranking first; as long as he could attend the God Palace Battle, wouldn’t things be fine? He would showcase his true power at the God Palace; as for the survival battles, it would be enough to make an effort. There was no need to go all out.
He had only cultivated for two thousand years, so for those like Jiu She who had cultivated for over five million years, what need was there to compete?
The crowd dissipated.
Xue Ying soon met up with Jing Qiu and the others. On the way back, the guards on the road came over to congratulate them. Soon after, they reached their adobe.
Just when they had entered the abode and began steeping tea——
“Dong Bo.” A sound transmitted in from outside.
As soon as Xue Ying heard it, he stood up at once and went to the door to greet the visitor. He opened the door to reveal a white-clothed plump man standing outside—the White Sand City Lord.
“Big Brother, why have you come?” Xue Ying was very surprised. “Come in, come in.”
The White Sand City Lord beamed as he entered. When he saw the welcoming Jing Qiu, he immediately said, “Sister-in-law, Xue Ying and I have some things we need to talk about; there’s no need to attend to us.”
“Yes, Big Brother.” Jing Qiu smiled and walked over to the side.
“Dong Bo.” The White Sand City Lord pulled Xue Ying along and sat down next to him. He picked up the cup on the table and drank a gulp of tea before saying, “Do you still remember how I previously said to you…that when the Prefecture Selections are finished, I will have a present to give to you.”
“I remember.” Xue Ying nodded.
The White Sand City Lord mischievously laughed. “Although the Prefecture Selections have not finished, you will certainly compete in the God Palace Battle, so there isn’t much difference between giving it now and giving it a while later. Thus, I’ve come to gift it to you! Take a look.”
Once he explained his presence, he flipped his hand. A dark brown crystal bottle appeared, of which he uncorked.
Immediately, a faint fragrance wafted out of the bottle.
“This is?” Xue Ying was startled, yet he had recognized the treasure already.
This was a rare treasure of the Deity realm, the ‘Rock Flower Cold Cloud Nectar.’ This bottle’s assessed value was around two million Deity crystals, causing Xue Ying to be somewhat speechless. Remember, the Second Prince’s gift had merely been worth a hundred thousand Deity crystals, whereas a gift of two million Deity crystals?
This Big Brother’s strength was powerful, but he was this forthright in his spending?
“This is the Rock Flower Cold Cloud Nectar. You have probably not heard of it, but you’ll learn of its worth later.” The White Sand City Lord smiled. “Take it. Although it’s counted as a treasure, it’s not worth much to me.”
“I’ve heard that one bottle has to be around two million Deity crystals, right?” Xue Ying asked.
The White Sand City Lord was astonished.
He’d heard of it?
A Deity stage expert actually knew of the Rock Flower Cold Cloud Nectar? He even roughly knew of its price?
“It’s too precious; I can’t accept it,” Xue Ying then said.
“Ha ha, when you were in the ranking battle, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master, Monarch Mo Xue, and all the others were in the mood to gamble, and I bet on you. Ultimately, I won big.” The White Sand City Lord smiled in delight. “Although the Calm Sea Prefecture Master and Monarch Mo Xue didn’t care, the prices of the treasures they had brought out far exceed this Rock Flower Cold Cloud Nectar. Therefore, I’ve already earned much to where this isn’t valued highly anymore.”
“In gambling, there’s winners and losers. Big brother being able to win such a gamble is an example of big brother’s strength.” Xue Ying continued to decline, however, “This truly is too precious.”
The White Sand City Lord remained silent.
His natural disposition was very straightforward, and sometimes when doing things, he followed his instinct! Back then, he had pilfered the Bloodshed God Emperor’s ‘World Sandheart Fruit’ because he desired to eat it. Only after eating it did he become scared and frightened. He felt that he had earned too much on his previous bet on Xue Ying. Taking out a little of his fortune to gift to his little brother was simply not much in his eyes.
“You really are…” The White Sand City Lord helplessly explained, “I won’t hide this matter from you. During the arena battle, that World Deity Venomous Ying kept targeting me, so I set down a bet! The bet is on your ranking in survival battle. If you’re first, I take it all. If you’re second, my losses will be tolerable. If you’re third or even lower, then I’ll be truly miserable.”
If he ranked third or even lower, the World Deity Venomous Ying would earn forty million Deity crystals, while Monarch Rong Hai and the others would each earn fifteen million Deity crystals.
Altogether, those five would win from him a grand total of a hundred million Deity crystals!
The pressure the White Sand City Lord faced was enormous.
“Ah.” Xue Ying was speechless. “Big brother, why?”
“To see that Venomous Ying suffer.” The White Sand City Lord elaborated, “Following one’s heart is quite delightful. Alright, you should use it quickly. With the Rock Flower Cold Cloud Nectar, perhaps your strength can increase a little in these next three years. Let’s end our conversation here; I’ll go now.”
“Ai ai ai…” Xue Ying still wanted to refuse.
Yet in a flash, the White Sand City Lord disappeared into the horizon.
Xue Ying stared at the dark brown crystal bottle on top of the table and then softly muttered, “I didn’t think I’d have to use it this early.”
There were many priceless treasures within Crimson Rock Mountain.
Xue Ying originally planned on tempering himself at the God Palace Myriad Flower Feast, paying respects to a powerful existence, gaining pointers from a powerful existence, and cultivating persistently until he reached a bottleneck. Only then would he return home and go to Crimson Rock Mountain to take out some priceless treasures to use! Xue Ying felt that his improvements in the Chaotic Deity Heart had slowed down greatly, but at least he was still progressing somewhat. His secret skill was likewise being perfected slowly.
If he took the medicine now, it would be a waste.
“Since Big Brother White Sand has set up such a huge bet, I naturally have to go all out.” Xue Ying swooped up this dark brown crystal bottle.
In the ranking battles, Xue Ying had used quite a bit of effort, but it couldn’t be counted as him going all out.
Originally, Xue Ying had been unwilling to expend too much effort in the survival battles. But now, he changed his plans! To help the White Sand City Lord win the bet, he was willing to try his best.
Inside his room, Xue Ying calmly grabbed the dark brown crystal bottle and tossed his head back to drink two mouthfuls. A cool feeling entered his body and spread throughout, causing his soul’s awareness to instantly increase. Xue Ying’s analysis and comprehension skills had always been quite high, but now…as he looked around, all of the surroundings, including space, time, and all other mysteries, became under his purview. In his mind, a halo flashed unceasingly. His analysis of these aspects became extremely high; he rapidly comprehended all of these newfound realizations thoroughly.
Xue Ying had always felt that priceless treasures had to be used at critical times, but in order to help his big brother White Sand, it was alright to use this gift.
Secret skill after secret skill…Xue Ying once more refined these toward perfection.
Faraway, his original body at home also helped in perfecting his secret skills.
No matter what!
In the survival battles, excluding any skills retaining to his his grade one Deity Heart, he had to fight with all his strength!
Without notice, three years passed.
The God Palace’s Myriad Flower Feast…Calm Sea Prefecture’s last survival battle—was about to begin!
This last survival battle would once more pick out the top hundred experts from within two these hundred and fifty extremely gifted participants and send them onward to the God Palace.
“Although the arena battle before wasn’t bad, the most formidable experts simply hadn’t shown their true strength. All of them had finished their battles in one or two moves; some even had their opponents voluntarily conceded.
“Yes, yes, yes, especially the top three rankers; they won too quickly.”
“This time, they’ll surely have to make an effort in the survival battle. Additionally, it’s open to the public, which means we can watch them battle.”
“Watch carefully…The true apex experts amongst the Deities—what kind of power can they display?”
A carriage was being pulled across the sky at a rapid pace.
Many Legion soldiers rushed over from all directions. Countless ordinary Deities walked on the ground, not daring to fly, although they were all very expectant. Amongst them, many had spent a lot merely on space transportation fees. In order to see a once or twice in a lifetime occasion, however, they went all out.
It was not a lie for this event to happen only once or twice in a lifetime for these cultivators.
Because it was exceptionally cruel within the Deity world, many deities would fall early in battle. For example, half of the Xia Clan deities had already fallen.
As increasingly more Deities rushed over, the legion soldiers in charge of maintaining order began shouting even more! If one dared to destroy the public order, they’d be whipped on the spot. After a long while, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master, Monarch Mo Xue, and the others arrived, alongside Xue Ying and the rest of the two hundred fifty Deity experts.
Under the gaze of countless Deities, the God Palace Emissary straightforwardly waved his hand, sending a beam of light into the sky.
Two hundred and fifty beams of light flew into the sky, stopped, and became huge spheres. Two hundred and fifty spheres…floated high in midair, some high, some low.
“Prefecture Master, can the survival battles begin?” the God Palace Emissary asked.
“En.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded.
The God Palace Emissary then turned around and looked down at the countless Deities distantly below their viewing platform. He brightly declared, “In regards to the God Palace Myriad Flower Feast, the first hundred ranked experts selected out of the final survival battle of the Calm Sea Prefecture will advance to the God Palace! The survival battle…is very simple. The longer one stays alive while imprisoned, the higher the ranking. The one that survives the longest will be ranked first. Go on in.”
He waved his hand.
An incorporeal power immediately enveloped all those below, sweeping along all of them. Xue Ying, Seventh Mei Yu, and the others all uncontrollably flew into the sky and into their own spherical cage.