Chapter 447: Within the Cage
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying watched as the spherical cage increased in size above him before finally, his body made contact with that cage and became enveloped upon entering within.
“Mn?” Xue Ying carefully observed his surroundings. This cage was about five thousand square kilometers. He stood on a flat ground in this area, with countless of black light streams revolving around him.
“This is the survival battle and is publicized. Everyone can clearly see what is happening inside the cages.” Xue Ying could see the countless spectators watching the battle through the transparent walls as well as the various spherical cages all around him, each with a talented Deity expert enclosed within.
“I don’t think I’ll need to elaborate further on the rules of the survival battle.” Standing on the high platform beneath the spherical cages, the God Palace Emissary announced, “Those who can’t endure any longer can simply admit defeat. Don’t lose your life! The final hundred who survive within the cages will ranked in the top hundred of the survival battle.”
“Begin!” the God Palace Emissary declared with a cold voice.
Within the two hundred plus spherical cages floating in the sky, the streams of black light soon began condensing into monsters. The spectators below attentively watched the battle. They were currently focusing on the top ten ranked experts, especially the highly famous Dong Bo, Drunk Guest, and Jiu She. After all, it was rare for them to meet with such Deity experts.
Xue Ying calmly stood on the flat ground within the cage. He extended his right hand, materializing a spear.
At this moment, the streams of black light began condensing, forming into all sorts of beasts and monsters. All the monsters were covered in black scales, with some being terrestrial and some being avian. Ten mutated beasts appeared at different locations in the cage, and the moment they appeared, their visions landed right on Xue Ying.
Si si~ Hou~ The mutated beasts glanced at each other, mutually communicating with their eyes. Even though they were life forms formed from arrays, they were relatively intelligent. One had to know that even Transcendent-refined puppets had intelligence. Even though the life forms formed in this cage had a shorter period of existence, the cage was specially made for the God Palace Myriad Flower Feast and had personally been refined by a stage four World Deity.
Ten different mutated beasts were not in a rush to attack despite surrounding Xue Ying.
“You guys aren’t acting, but I can’t delay as well.” Xue Ying shook his head. With a thought, another starry-blue-robed Xue Ying appeared from nothingness nearby. He wielded a fiery-red spear. The mirage body hurled the spear; it arced through space, causing the surrounding to start crumbling into darkness as the spear flew lightning fast toward a black-scaled beast. That black-scaled mutated beast had been slapped away, spinning a few times as it flew back. Its mouth and nose spurt out fresh blood, but this injury wasn’t considered much.
“What?” Xue Ying was startled. “I used the Time Immemorial Body’s strength to execute Chaotic Suppression, but this isn’t able to kill it? This is even the very first opponent in the survival battle.”
What was the survival battle?
In the survival battle, a mutated beast would form after a set period of time. The beasts would keep forming continuously.
If one’s killing speed did not at least match the speed at which the beasts formed, the beasts would keep accumulating…with the newly formed mutated beasts increasing in strength as well, causing one to fall into an even more dire situation.
The best method was still to kill as many as possible! Using one’s full strength to kill!
Crack. Xue Ying thought.
The distant mirage body once again displayed its spear techniques. This time, he had utilized the Great Chaotic True Force. This was already the strongest force Xue Ying could exert. As his spear passed by, the surrounding space crumbled into darkness. His spear swept toward the black-scaled mutated beast, causing it to explode and turn back into black energy which then returned back to the ground.
“I still wonder how powerful its body was.” Xue Ying laughed. His true body had been standing there without moving. Only his mirage body was moving at top speed around the various locations, rapidly killing the enemies. Within a single breathe, he killed the ten mutated beasts.
After temporarily stopping for a moment, huge amounts of black light stream began condensing into a new black-scaled mutated beast once again. Its strength had slightly increased, yet that beast was killed with a single sweep!
After which, he had to wait for another period of time.
Thus, Xue Ying seemed very carefree as he waited casually for a period of time before his mirage body appeared and killed its opponent with a single move.
“Dong Bo, Drunk Guest, and Jiu She seem to be having an easy time.”
The countless spectators could clearly discern what was happening within the spherical cage.
“What Dong Bo utilized was his mirage body. The mirage body’s strength is similar to his true body, and even if it was hit to the extent of it crumbling apart, it could immediately condense back again; a truly formidable method. Dong Bo’s strength is also too strong…the mutated beasts in this survival battle are far stronger than the Fierce Shaman Warrior, yet in front of Dong Bo, they were smashed to death in a single hit without having a single bit of resistance.”
“Drunk Guest is also very formidable. He stands there without moving. He simply waves his sword, and the sword light sweeps through the entire five thousand square kilometers, causing all those black-scaled mutated beasts to be cut into smithereens.”
“Jiu She isn’t using weapons at all, just his palm. A single palm will cause that single black-scaled mutated beast to shatter.”
The spectators howled in amazement as they viewed the battle.
They clearly understood that it was not that the mutated beasts were weak—Dong Bo and the other two were just too strong.
This understanding came from seeing the lower ranked experts amongst the top 250 having an increasingly harder time battling! Because the defenses of those black-scaled mutated beasts were indeed strong, even killing a single beast taxed a lot of their strength. The combat power of an ordinary entry-level World Deity would merely injure those beasts at most, which required them to spend some time and effort to kill a single beast.
“I admit defeat.” Within the time taken to brew a cup of tea, there was already a Deity expert admitting defeat from the survival battle.
He was instantly expelled into the sky outside.
Sweeping his eyes, he realized that he was the first amongst all Deity experts participating in the cage battles.
“Ai.” This tall and sturdy male shook his head and sighed, “The black-scaled mutated beasts are truly too powerful. Killing them was too tough; as the amount of beasts increased, his resistance began faltering when they began surrounding him.
“I admit defeat.”
“I admit defeat.”
Very quickly, people were admitting defeat one after another.
Everyone knew an overwhelming majority of the experts were still battling, but expert after expert soon found themselves unable to endure; it was impossible for them to be in the top hundred, so they naturally chose to save their lives over continuing to resist.
A voice resounded across the world.
“Two hundred remaining!” The God Palace Emissary’s voice resounded far and wide.
Many of the Deity experts began feeling inwardly helpless as they kept battling within the spherical cages. There were still two hundred experts left? It truly was too hard to try to hold out until just a hundred remained.
“A hundred ninety.”
“A hundred eighty.”
The God Palace Emissary would shout out every once in a while. Even if he did not inform the public of the numbers, however, the audience could still calculate how many Deity experts remained since they could watch the battles themselves and could similarly inform their good friends about the current situation.
“A hundred seventy.”
“A hundred sixty.”
Since these Deity experts were giving up, none of the participants died yet! Due to the huge gap between the current ranking to the top hundred, everyone would voluntarily admit defeat once they realized they could not endure battling any longer.
As time went by, the remaining Deity experts became fewer and fewer.
“A hundred ten!” When the God Palace Emissary’s voice ran out, those Deity experts felt their hearts tightening as they kept enduring. Soon—once ten more experts were eliminated, the remaining hundred could advance to the God Palace.
“The finale—those who hold on for a longer period of time and rank in the top hundred can proceed on to the God Palace. Naturally, however, you must pay attention to your own lives.” The God Palace Emissary indifferently watched the battles continue. During this crucial moment, death rates were at the highest. Those struggling Deity experts were becoming more frenzied in persevering even further.
There was a huge qualitative difference between the 100th and 101st.
The top hundred could advance to the God Palace. By then, their futures would be entirely different. Thus, since they were already fighting for their future, they might as well stake their lives.
“A hundred nine.” The God Palace Emissary personally watched a Deity expert be torn apart by the black-scaled mutated beasts, soul being extinguished upon death. He was used to this as this final moment of struggle would, in most cases, have the highest rate of death.