Chapter 453: Going to the Bloodshed God Palace
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying left his cultivation room to see Seventh Mei Yu standing within the courtyard. He was still using the appearance of a handsome teenager dressed in white robe. Turning toward Xue Ying, he said with a giggle, “Brother Dong Bo, my father wishes to see you.”
“Your father?” Xue Ying was startled. “Dare I ask who your father is…?”
“He is Monarch Mo Xue,” Seventh Mei Yu stated without any attempt to conceal it.
“Monarch Mo Xue?”
Xue Ying was enlightened. He had long been confused as to why Monarch Mo Xue came over to watch the Calm Sea Prefecture battles in person. The reason turned out to be that his child was participating. He had heard that Monarch Mo Xue had six daughters in total! Seeing how Seventh Mei Yu was younger than any of them…it seemed like Monarch Mo Xue finally had a son?
Jing Qiu, startled by these words, blurted out, “Monarch Mo Xue wants to see Xue Ying?”
“Mn.” Seventh Mei Yu nodded. “My father is currently back at my cavern residence. Brother Dong Bo, we should make our way over quickly.”
“Jing Qiu, I’ll be going now,” Xue Ying said. Since Monarch Mo Xue took the initiative to look for him, he did not dare delay the matter any longer.
Jing Qiu lightly nodded. She sent Xue Ying and Seventh Mei Yu off with her eyes.
Monarch Mo Xue was sitting cross-legged inside the living hall of Seventh Mei Yu’s cavern dwelling, in the position occupied by the house master. Xue Ying respectfully bowed as soon as he entered. “Junior Dong Bo greets Monarch.”
“Have a seat.” Monarch Mo Xue smiled.
Xue Ying hastily grabbed a seat by a table to the side, while Seventh Mei Yu sat down opposite to him.
Currently, the living hall housed Monarch Mo Xue, Xue Ying, Seventh Mei Yu, and several other attendants.
“I’ve watched those battles you’ve participated in,” Monarch Mo Xue began. “Your potential is rather good, but you’re walking along a side path, while your mistakes are many and hilarious. If I’m not wrong, you’ve never been taught by a powerful existence or a stage four World Deity, right?”
Stage four World Deities were just a step behind powerful existences, and there was not much of a gap in terms of their understanding of the Laws of the World.
“That’s correct. This junior has always walked along his own path during cultivation,” Xue Ying respectfully replied.
“I thought that would be the case. Let’s just look at that Star Deity Heart secret skill of yours.” Monarch Mo Xue casually waved his hand, and a spear appeared before him. Using it, he displayed none other than Xue Ying’s own Chaotic Suppression. To have reached his current realm, Monarch Mo Xue had long since grasped hold of the Chaotic Deity Heart. It was child’s play for him to grasp hold of this secret skill. “Take a look at this secret skill…”
Monarch Mo Xue went on to mentor Xue Ying, which left the latter quite puzzled.
Why was Monarch Mo Xue treating him so well? Was it because of his potential? However, in the eyes of any common passerby, he wasn’t a grade one True Meaning Transcendent, which meant it would take him an overly long time to become a stage three or four World Deity!
This confusion didn’t prevent Xue Ying from listening in rapt attention! After all, it remained that such pointers were extremely precious.
The training session lasted for a full two days. During that time, Seventh Mei Yu was watching calmly from the side, drinking fruit wine.
Monarch Mo Xue was in great spirits the entire time he taught. From time to time, Xue Ying would mention some of the doubts he had, which served to further confirm to Monarch Mo Xue just how high Xue Ying’s comprehension ability was.
“Alright, let’s stop here.” Monarch Mo Xue abruptly stopped.
Xue Ying was hesitant to interrupt this training session. After two days of teaching, Monarch Mo Xue no longer felt unfamiliar to him. They might not have a real teacher-student relationship, but there was stille some vague connection. After all, even an inner disciple of a powerful existence would hardly ever be taught directly. These two whole days full of attention from a stage four World Deity were worth much more than what an inner disciple could get in their entire life as a student under a powerful existence.
“Why is Monarch treating me so well…?” Xue Ying could not help but finally blurt out.
“To create karma.” Monarch Mo Xue smiled. “Three years from now, at the Bloodshed God Palace, there will certainly be a large number of powerful existences who will want to take you as their disciple. Have you considered whose invitation you’d like to accept?”
“It would naturally be best to have as strong a teacher as possible,” Xue Ying spoke honestly. “I would be most happy if I could become the disciple of His Majesty, but even choosing one of the three ancestors as my master would be a very good outcome. In case I get neither of these chances, I’ll simply find the most appropriate teacher for me.”
Monarch Mo Xue nodded. “His Majesty has been accepting disciples for a very long time. Even grade one True Meaning Transcendents aren’t worth a thought of his. As for the three grand elders…you do have some hope with them. Remember, of the three, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master would be the best choice. Following him would be the Overlord of Destruction, and finally Pang Yi.”
“The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master would be the best choice?” Xue Ying was startled. “Isn’t he a stage four World Deity, though?”
“Has there ever been another stage four World Deity who lived for five hundred billion years?” Monarch Mo Xue shook his head, lowering his voice. “I will tell you something which you must never spread this to others.”
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded.
“The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master might be a stage four World Deity on the surface, but his level is such that he can no longer be considered a World Deity,” Monarch Mo Xue explained with a complex look in his eyes.
“He’s not a World Deity?” Xue Ying was befuddled.
“That geezer never agreed to let his Absolute Art spread to the public. If only I could have learned it…” Monarch Mo Xue muttered. His eyes betrayed his unwillingness, but he soon grinned. “I won’t tell you too much. Just keep in mind that it would absolutely be in your interest to have him as your master. Should he be willing to accept you, you better accept his offer immediately. If your potential is high enough to receive his pamper and care, eventually even learning that Absolute Art of his, you’ll truly be thanking me afterward.”
“This junior understands.” Xue Ying nodded.
“As for the case in which none of the three ancestors invite you, it’s best if you just judge for yourself,” Monarch Mo Xue said.
Soon after they finished their chat, Xue Ying returned to his own cavern dwelling and went into what would be a long period of closed-door cultivation. The guidance he had just received had been of huge help to him.
Monarch Mo Xue mostly taught him about the Star Deity Heart.
As for the Mirage Deity Heart? Monarch Mo Xue had actually taught him some minor things about it as well, guiding him to abandon his study of the mirage body aspect and delve more into the area of domains.
Three years passed in the blink of an eye.
An extravagant-looking starfield flying ship set off from Calm Sea Prefecture. It was driven personally by the Prefecture Master, who brought Xue Ying and the other people along.
“Travelling in a starfield flying ship is a true luxury.” On the deck, the shocked Xue Ying, Jing Qiu, Purple Thunder Emperor, and other Deities of Xia Clan had their gazes cast across the flowing lights and colors along the spacetime passageway. Naturally, the subordinates of the top hundred rankers were all allowed to witness this view.
“By comparison, travel via the space teleportation array is fairly uncomfortable and feels a lot like tunnelling through soil,” the Purple Thunder Emperor commented. “Indeed, it feels much better to travel in a starfield flying ship.”
The spacetime passageway they were in was filled with flowing lights and colors all throughout.
The ship was currently making its way across, a trip that would last about the time it took to brew a cup of tea from its original departure.
With how far away the Calm Sea Prefecture was from the Bloodshed God Palace, the trip by teleportation array would also last about the time it took to brew a cup of tea. Having to spend that much time being squeezed through soil was greatly uncomfortable. Only those of high status and power, such as stage three World Deities and higher, would own their personal starfield flying ship.
“We are here!”
The timespace passage filled with flowing lights and colors finally opened up as the ship reached its end.
“Is this the Bloodshed God Palace?” Xue Ying and the others were watching an unbelievable scene unfold right before their eyes.
The Myriad Flower Feast? A flying ship made of dead wood arrived at the Bloodshed God Palace, navigated by a bald teenager dressed in white robes. His eyes seemed to encompass the entire boundless world. The corners of his lip curled upward. From what I’ve heard, youngest disciple brother Dong Bo is participating in the Myriad Flower Feast, and he even put on quite the show in the Calm Sea Prefecture. As his elder disciple brother, there’s no way I wouldn’t take a look.
A fiery-red ship of titanic proportions and covered with flames was in the middle of ascending. It was one of the other ships which tunneled through spacetime in order to make its way over to the starry sky outside of the Bloodshed God Palace.
Very soon, the ship disappeared, and only a white-haired old man with the countenance of a child remained in its place. He had a beaming, ear-to-ear smile on his face; he was none other than Forefather Scarlet Flame. I’ve led Dong Bo over to participate in this battle, but who could have known this brat would be so dazzling.
During this time’s Myriad Flower Feast…Xue Ying ranked in the top three in terms of potential!
Sou sou sou…
As the Myriad Flower Feast reached its final stages before the opening, most of the stage four World Deities and many powerful existences who were invited had already arrived. Most of them were not from the Bloodshed God Palace’s territory, some even having come over from the Dark Abyss after receiving the invitation. There were many ancient and mystical existences in the Deity world who made their way here, as well some other very powerful but low-key figures.
As long as they held no hatred toward the Bloodshed God Emperor, it was only natural that they would come over in respect toward him.