Chapter 448: The Prefecture Master’s Deduction
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
“108, 107, 106…”
With the emissary’s voice resounding throughout the world as a backdrop, the Deity experts were doing their best to persevere. It might seem like there would be a huge gap of 30 rankings between the 80th and the 110th, but their combat powers were relatively similar. The Deity experts were now at an extremely challenging point, and every moment they lasted longer had to be gained through sheer effort.
Some might depend on body techniques focused on agility, others on combat techniques, while some even used illusory tactics…
However, the mutated beasts could also travel through the void, step into shadow space, and would always assault the Deities in huge groups!
“103. 102. 101.”
“Any moment now.”
“Gotta hold on.”
“I must persevere. Just a little more.”
More and more of the Deity experts were accruing injuries.
“The top hundred Deity experts have emerged,” the emissary’s voice finally announced, a feeling of joy inherent within.
“I admit defeat.””I admit defeat.””I admit defeat.”…
The instant in which the emissary announced that the top hundred experts had been selected, the Deities who were on the brink all admitted defeat at once; they were immediately expelled from the spherical cage. In the blink of an eye, twenty Deities had all been sent out. Even then, all of those who were just sent out had one thing in common—they were all ecstatic. They had succeeded in holding on for long enough.
“I was so close. Just a little bit more!” The one ranked 101st, a white-haired old man, was racked with regret. His two bodies had already merged back into his original body. “Why? Just why could I not hold on for a little longer?”
“Didn’t get into the top hundred.”
The others, who had also finished just a little way off, were very dejected.
Meanwhile, those who successfully obtained a spot in the top hundred were in a terrific mood.
“Hahaha, Brother Ling, we should go to the Bloodshed God Palace together! The battle there is the safest. If we’re lucky, we might even get to become disciples of a powerful existence.” All those set to participate in the Bloodshed God Palace battle were overjoyed. Between the Starfield Selections, the Prefecture Selections, and the Bloodshed God Palace Battle, the last was the safest. Deaths would never occur during this stage!
There were many reasons for one to participate in this final battle.
To become the disciple of a powerful existence? Or of a stage four World Deity? To obtain a high-ranking position within the Bloodshed God Palace? To enter the Bloodshed Tavern?
One’s participation in the Bloodshed God Palace Battle represented their whole future identity! Even the lower-ranked people could obtain a tenth rank straightaway! What did a tenth rank signify? Even the stationing legion generals or the patrol legion generals would only be of the ninth rank for the most part. The tenth rank would put one on the vice general position at the very least! There would only ever be one person with this position in a grade three legion.
In the highest section of the platform above, Monarch Mo Xue and the Calm Sea Prefecture Master were grinning.
“By now, the hundred experts who will move on to the Bloodshed God Palace have been selected.” Monarch Mo Xue stroke his snow-white beard, chuckling. “It would seem this time’s batch is not bad at all. That brat called Drunk Guest…his sword techniques already have an implicit level of the Splitting Heaven Deity Heart. For his self-created secret skill to have reached this stage, I think it’ll take at least one or two days, but no more than a thousand years, for him get a grasp on the grade one Splitting Heaven Deity Heart.”
“He is, after all, the the personal disciple of Gong Yu.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded his head in praise. “Having cultivated for just twenty thousand years or so, his talent is rather good.”
Attaining a grade one Deity Heart in ten thousand years and attaining a grade one Deity Heart in twenty thousand years were still quite different achievements. But the difference wasn’t that huge.
“That guy, Dong Bo, is not half bad either,” Monarch Mo Xue commented. “The only issue is that he’s more of a mixed bag of knowledge. He has at least four different grade two Deity Hearts, with his attainments in the Star Deity Heart and the Mirage Deity Heart being the highest. He has long since reached the perfection stage of the Deity realm in both the Great Chaotic True Force and the Time Immemorial Body. His Extreme Piercing Deity Heart and Space Deity Heart are weaker by comparison. In any case, no matter what Deity Heart we consider, his comprehension is weaker by a bit than that brat, Drunk Guest.”
“True. He is still quite far from condensing a grade one Deity Heart.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded.
“That Jiu She person is likely the strongest of the participants this time.” Monarch Mo Xue laughed. “A pity, however, that he’s already cultivated for roughly six million years. That’s far too long.”
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded in agreement. “In terms of combat power, Jiu She is definitely first. But in the eyes of any powerful existence… Dong Bo is preferable due to how young he is! Having cultivated for only two thousand or so years, he formed four grade two Deity Hearts already. Anyone can tell from a glance that there are many glaring mistakes in the secret skills he created, so it’s very likely that he wasn’t taught by any powerful existences before or by any stage four World Deities.”
“Mn, without any formal teaching, he cultivated by himself for two thousand years to reach a decent level in four grade two Deity Hearts.” Monarch Mo Xue nodded. “As soon as he receives guidance, he will certainly make huge progress. If I were to select a disciple, it would certainly be Dong Bo.”
“That’s only fair.” Monarch Mo Xue nodded. “Jiu She’s combat power might be strongest, but Dong Bo’s potential is the highest!”
“How do you think the top three ranks will pan out in the survival battle?” Monarch Mo Xue asked.
“Jiu She will indisputably end up first. As for Drunk Guest and Dong Bo… Drunk Guest is stronger in terms of offensive might, and his secret skill is more perfect, but his survivability is not as high. Dong Bo focuses on a more mixed set of techniques, and he specializes in survival, so his offense is weaker…” the Calm Sea Prefecture Master analyzed. “I think Drunk Guest will be second and Dong Bo third.”
Monarch Mo Xue nodded in response.
With their judgement skills, they could easily tell from Xue Ying’s secret skills that he had not been taught by any powerful existence in the past. From that point, it was easy for them to deduce the final outcome of the battle.
“Hahaha.” Monarch Mo Xue laughed. “I agree with your assessment. It seem like that thieving rat will be losing out big this time around.”
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master joined in the laughter. “Last time, that little rat won quite a lot by taking away all our treasures. This time, he’s trying to clean everyone out. A pity, however, that he will be the one losing everything instead.”
The ones below—the White Sand City Lord, Marshal Qin, the Ink Cloud City Lord, the Venomous Ying World Deity, King Rong Hai and the emissary from the Bloodshed God Palace—were not aware of this conversation between Monarch Mo Xue and the Calm Sea Prefecture Master.
Instead, all six were watching the battles excitedly.
After all, this battle was the subject of a huge bet between them!
“Thirty people remaining!” the emissary shouted out. He then laughed toward the other people seated by his side. “Old Brother White Sand, did you see it? Can you tell how powerful Jiu She’s combat power is? Drunk Guest’s sword techniques are also very powerful, with him being the personal disciple of Gong Yu and having received his guidance. Hehe, looking at his sword technique secret skills alone, he has already surpassed Dong Bo.”
“Dong Bo will likely end up in the third position.” As she watched the battles unfolding up in the suspended spherical cage, the yellow-robed Venomous Ying World Deity was gaining more and more confidence in her judgement. She glanced over at the White Sand City Lord. “Big Brother White Sand, don’t forget, the rate is 1:5!”
“Don’t be so happy until you’ve seen the very last moment.” The White Sand City Lord stroke his beard, though his heart was vaguely trembling. Little Brother Dong Bo is still too young. It looks like he’ll be the first to lose.
Garbed in his green clothing, Drunk Guest was moving about in the cage, wielding a sword in one hand.
When he walked, his entire person felt like a sword which could split the world and pierce through any obstacle. A single step would bring him to the side of any mutated beast, a single strike would cut it in two. His sword techniques were truly too simple. Be it a hacking motion, a cut, a slash or a thrust, they all seemed so very simple. They were all just strikes imbued with the power of splitting the world.
His attacks could not be parried. His sword techniques might have seemed extremely simple, but they were nearly perfect. Clearly, the Laws of Profound Mysteries inherent within had reached a peak, and he could grasp hold of a grade one Deity Heart any time he wished.
The man with white hair and white brows, dressed in white robes, and with long and narrow eyes, was currently displaying a calm and haughty expression.
Countless visages identical to himself had appeared in his spherical cage. He was in every single spot inside there. The very moment a mutated beast would appear, all of his clones would wave their palms in its direction, causing it to crumble and dissipate directly.
As of now, only thirty participants remained, yet he was still killing his enemies with a single strike each!
At that point, only Drunk Guest and Jiu She were able to kill their enemies using a single move.
If Xue Ying were to display his strongest and most penetrative skill, the Star Meteor Annihilation, he could also destroy his opponents in a single strike, but his current goal was to use his Chaotic Suppression in tandem with his other spear technique moves. Clearly, he viewed this survival battle as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to refine himself. His focus was placed completely on refining his Chaotic Suppression in hopes of condensing the Chaotic Deity Heart as soon as possible.
With his spear techniques complementing each other, and followed by his Extreme Piercing secret skill of Star Aggregation, he could still kill the mutated beasts by relying on the Great Chaotic True Force. It was occasionally that he would be forced to employ his Star Meteor Annihilation.
There are still twenty Deities remaining? Xue Ying sighed inwardly. It seems like I’m in no position to look down on the others.