Chapter 449: Hidden Move
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
For the sake of Big Brother White Sand’s gambling match, I have to do my best. Xue Ying might have been focused on refining his secret skills, but he didn’t neglect killing the black-scaled mutated beasts at a quick pace. He would deal with any beast within a short period of time after its appearance.The mutated beasts are getting stronger and stronger, and my secret skills are already losing effectiveness against them. I have to start using Star Meteor Annihilation now.
Xue Ying’s secret skill based on Extreme Piercing, Star Aggregation, was barely able to pierce their hides, while ‘Chaotic Suppression would cause his opponents to vomit blood at most. Such injuries were too light, allowing him to kill off one beast after two or three breaths worth of time.
He had to start using his Star Meteor Annihilation! He began coordinating his spear techniques, while launching a final Star Annihilation Meteor strike as the killing move. This allowed him to barely maintain a good killing pace.
Will I really fail to enter the top 20? Zang Xiao wore a savage expression, his eyes filled with reluctance. His phantom-like body surrounded a black-scaled mutated beast, striking it time after time with two demonic, blood-colored saber lights. This attack, however, was just barely enough to cause it a slight injury which the beast recovered from within moments. Regardless of what attack he used, he was no longer able to kill any of the mutated beasts.
With every breath’s worth of time that passed, another mutated beast would appear.
As of that moment, a total of three mutated beasts were already surrounding him. It was quite taxing for Zang Xiao to manage.
“Master, there are still 26 Deities within,” he received a transmission from his servant, but he was still unwilling to give up. The ranking battle had left him ranked 27th, which was already hard enough to take. He had decided to try even harder in this stage.
Four mutated beasts, five…
Zang Xiao was completely surrounded! He was like nothing more than a stray dog, doing his best to survive the danger coming from all sides. However, the mutated beasts specialized in different Laws of Profound Mysteries. They could pierce through the void and even display illusory techniques.
“Master, there are twenty-five left.”
“I admit defeat.”
Zang Xiao finally lost all will to defend himself.
His figure was expelled from the spherical cage.
He reappeared in mid-air, his chest showing an injury recovering by the moment. Instead of tending to it, he looked up toward the many floating spherical cages. I really tried my best this time, yet I still ranked only 25th. It’s true that there are as many experts in the Calm Sea Prefecture as there are clouds. Even my status as an inner disciple of a powerful existence is nothing much, seeing how I couldn’t even rank in the top 10.
Below, the countless spectators were watching the battles and discussing amongst themselves in a elated mood.
After all, the more time passed, the more exciting the battles would become.
Even the top few ranked were already forced to show their best.
“Twenty participants remaining,” the emissary calmly stated.
“Ten participants left!” he said, his voice was clearly louder than before. By this point, his every word was akin to thunder booming in the sky. “Nine left! Eight now!”
By this point, Seventh Mei Yu had already reached a frantic stage of the battle.
Flower petals were floating inside the cage, sweeping all throughout it. Their coming into contact with the black-scaled mutated beasts would produce an extremely powerful explosive force. Seventh Mei Yu’s sword techniques were a truly beautiful sight, his body quickly flashing around and forming images as he moved. Those visages of him surrounded a mutated beast, landing strike after strike on its body, stacking up sword light, turning his already unfathomable might even stronger.
It was hard to tell how many strikes it took, but the mutated beast, which failed to escape the trap no matter how it struggled, was eventually cut into pieces and dissipated away.
But during that time, the number of mutated beasts surrounding Seventh Mei Yu had already increased by three, and that number would be rising to four in another breath’s worth of time.
It seems I won’t be able to hold on any longer.
He would normally employ his body techniques to evade the other mutated beasts while focusing on a single one. But as the number of beasts increased, he began having a harder and harder time doing so, to the extent that he was now doing his best just to survive. He was no longer able to kill the beasts.
Very soon, five mutated beasts surrounded Seventh Mei Yu at the same time, all of them particularly powerful.
“I admit defeat,” he finally mouthed.
Once he admitted defeat, it was immediately confirmed that he had obtained the seventh rank in the survival battle!
“Mei Yu’s body techniques are truly powerful, giving her quite an advantage in the survival battle. Her sword techniques form a full set of perfected secret skills, and her skill in dodging and defending are exquisite.” The Ink Cloud City Lord looked up at Seventh Mei Yu, who had just been expelled, and then toward the other six who were still fighting in the spherical cages. “For her to have ranked seventh is a good outcome.”
“She takes a more balanced approach to combat, so her absolute killing moves are a slight bit weaker than the others,” the emissary joined in with his own evaluation.
“Old Brother White Sand, the outcome is getting clearer and clearer. It seems very likely that you’ll be suffering some huge losses this time around,” King Rong Hai teased. “If you don’t have enough treasures, we can arrange a deal to postpone your payment of the twenty-five million Deity crystals you owe me.”
“How about you shut up for me?” The White Sand City Lord stroked his beard in a more anxious manner as he stared at the strongest three people still fighting in the spherical cages. “It’s best that you wait until the very last moment before you reveal your delight.”
“Any fool could tell that Dong Bo is no longer able to hold on.” The yellow-robed Venomous Ying World Deity laughed coldly. “Big Brother White Sand, adding up all our bets, you’ll have to give away a total of hundred million Deity crystals.”
Marshal Qin looked up and lightly nodded. “Dong Bo should rank third, Drunk Guest second, and Jiu She first.”
They could judge that from how the battles were going at the moment.
Currently there were still six people still fighting it out, of which three were already in desperate situations and would likely be giving up soon.
Dong Bo, Drunk Guest, and Jiu She could all likely hold on for a little longer.
But of the three, Dong Bo’s situation seemed to be the most dire. In his current position, he had to depend on his Mirage body to frantically parry attacks, as he was brought to the last of this power. Truthfully, it was already tough for him to kill mutated beasts even after using the Star Meteor Annihilation. He could, at the very most, injure the beasts now.
Dressed in his green robes and with his sword in hand, Drunk Guest seemed like he could tear the world apart with every moment. His every single strike seemed like it would split anything apart.
However, the mutated beasts had already become incredibly powerful. Even he needed about two breaths worth of time to kill just one beast! Very soon, the number of beasts within the cage went up to two, and it would only rise further with time.
Even then, he could at least still kill the mutated beasts.
Jiu She seemed to be the most casual of the three.
His white robe, his white hair, and white brows were undisturbed, and his eyes remained as sharp as ever. His clones covered every single point in the cage, all of them furiously slapping out at every opponent, attacking the beasts all at once! As of that moment, the strength of each black-scaled mutated beast reached an incredible level, one of them snarling as it attacked Jiu She. But, there were simply too many clones. They could be killed with ease, but whenever a clone disappeared, another would simply take its place in another region.
His clones could simply never dwindle in number, and they would strike out using their palms without pause!
The regions surrounded by his clones kept collapsing, but the black-scaled mutated beasts would merely get injured in the process. Usually, a few hits would be needed for a beast to finally dissipate. Even then, he could still maintain a pace where he could kill a beast within a breath’s worth of time.
That meant that there would only ever be a single beast in his cage.
“Jiu She seems like he’ll be able to hold on for quite a bit more time. Compared to the rest, he’s still having the easiest time. Drunk Guest’s killing pace is already unable to match the rate at which the beasts emerge. It’s unlikely that he’ll manage to hold on much longer. Dong Bo is already unable to kill the mutated beasts any longer. He already has two beasts inside his cage, and this is likely the end of the road for him,” the Ink Cloud City Lord evaluated.
The yellow-robed Venomous Ying World Deity was incredibly delighted by this conclusion. “Big Brother White Sand, you’re bound to lose!”
“No more beating around the bush.”
“His body refinement technique would be useless even if was stronger. Once the beasts capture him, even if he remains alive, he will still be thrown out of the cage.” Everyone was watching the battles intently.
The White Sand City Lord was the only one with a solemn expression as he stared above, hoping for a miracle.
His innermost thoughts revealed his regret, Why were you so rash! Did you really think that, just because you earned huge before, it will happen again this time? All in all, Brother Dong Bo has only cultivated for two thousand years. He was going to be losing out due to that.
“Take a look,” Monarch Mo Xue laughed as he spoke to the Calm Sea Prefecture Master. “Watch the expression on that thieving rat’s face.”
“Seeing how he’ll be losing hundred million Deity crystals, his heart must be aching hard.” Calm Sea Prefecture Master shook his head with a smile. “That’s quite a heavy hit.”
By this point, there were two black-scaled mutated beasts inside Xue Ying’s cage. The two starry-robed Xue Ying were fleeing in the same direction while jointly assaulting a beast as they moved. At this stage in the battle, his Star Meteor Annihilation was barely enough to leave a cavity in the beast’s body, his strike being forcibly stopped by the flesh further in. Injuries of this level were not enough to take down a single beast.
I can’t let the amount of beasts increase any further! Xue Ying glanced outside through the transparent wall, toward the remaining two spherical cages where Drunk Guest and Jiu She were still fighting. I have to bring forth all my strength.
With a thought from Xue Ying’s part, four starry-blue-robed teenagers suddenly appeared in the huge dark land of the enormous cage.
That was right, four!
The four starry-blue-robed teenagers were holding onto a spear each as they frantically attacked a mutated beast.
Pu pu pu!
The figures all displayed the Star Meteor Annihilation, and, for a time, scenes of dark stars expanding before collapsing appeared in their surroundings. Countless bloody holes had appeared all over the bodies of the mutated beasts as they started roaring out in pain. A few dozen strikes from Xue Ying sent a piece of their scales flying apart to reveal the bones beneath.
Hong~ All four Xue Yings launched Chaotic Suppression attacks, hacking fiercely at the beast.
Without the defensive ability provided by the black scales, and with Xue Ying’s strongest offensive ability striking the beast’s backbone, the beast’s body immediately exploded. How powerful was a joint attack launched by four Xue Yings? Just what level did it reach?
I truly did not wish to display this one move of mine, Xue Ying thought.
Mirage secret skill—Condensing Reality!
He had created this secret skill back when his True Meaning of Mirage was still at the stage three realm and he was still in the Crimson Rock Mountain. Upon condensing the grade one World Deity Heart and becoming a World Deity, Xue Ying began to comprehend many other secret skills through the aid of his World Deity Heart. One of them was this World Mirage secret skill. He could condense eight World avatars with a single thought!
Without his complete understanding of the Profound Mysteries of World Deity Heart, and just by depending on his understanding of the Profound Mysteries of Mirage, Xue Ying would have been able to use Condensing Reality to form three Mirage bodies at most. That was even after becoming a World Deity through the World Deity Heart.
Becoming a World Deity first, and then researching Condensing Reality, would allow one to form three bodies at most. If they wanted to condense more, they would have to use Profound Mystery based on the complete World Deity Heart.
Altogether, this fact left Xue Ying feeling that he was bullying others through this ability. With four of him teaming up together, his strength would be multiplied more than once over.
“Mirage secret skill?”
Back on the highest platform, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master and Monarch Mo Xue were startled.
Below, the White Sand City Lord, the Ink Cloud City Lord, the Venomous Ying World Deity, King Rong Hai, Marshal Qin, and the emissary from the Bloodshed God Palace were all just as startled as the two above.
Four bodies? And each of them were about as powerful as the true body?
“He can command the Mirage secret skill to this extent?” King Rong Hai was truly stunned. “Truly, incredibly formidable! Even a World Deity who grasped the World Deity heart and used a World Avatar secret skill would be able to form nine avatars at most. To use a Mirage secret skill to form a total of three Mirage bodies…his attainments in the Mirage have truly reached a frightening level.”
“It looks like his comprehension of the Mirage Deity Heart is at an even higher level than of the Star Deity Heart!” Monarch Mo Xue praised. “His Star Deity Heart will most likely require quite a lot more time before evolving into the Chaotic Deity Heart. But his Mirage Deity Heart…could most likely evolve into the World Deity Heart whenever he wanted it to.”
“Mn.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded in agreement. “It seems that our judgement was wrong. His highest comprehension is in terms of the Mirage Deity Heart!”