Chapter 454: Elder Disciple Brother Hui Ming
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying and the others were standing on the deck of the starfield flying ship, admiring the speckling scene ahead of them.
“The Bloodshed God Palace. This is the Bloodshed God Palace!” All of them were truly startled.
There was a piece of land floating in the starry sky that was even bigger than the Calm Sea Prefecture Capital! A continuous range of palaces spread along its surface, with a central palace marked with the characters ‘Bloodshed’ being the grandest and largest. Other than the palaces, nine different sculptures were situated throughout the four corners of the Bloodshed God Palace land. These exquisite statues depicted various mutated beasts, their bodies adorned with armor.
Each mutated beast was more than a hundred billion kilometers tall, about the same height as the main palace in the center.
The entire Bloodshed God Palace was emitting a dream-like rainbow light. Every palace, building, street, and even the nine sculptures were surrounded by ancient arrays. These arrays unceasingly let out a worldly might accompanied by colorful lights.
This made it so that, despite the relatively meager size of the Bloodshed God Palace, its radiance reached more than billions upon billions of kilometers away…
“This place isn’t only beautiful; those arrays operating spontaneously are so powerful that it’s hard to even imagine how frightening it would be to see them unleashed.” Seventh Mei Yu was watching from afar. “It’s been said that the magnificent Bloodshed God Emperor has built this Bloodshed God Palace himself. After being continually reinforced over countless years, the slightest show of strength from those arrays might even kill powerful existences, much less to say World Deities!”
“Not even powerful existences can resist it?”
“The Bloodshed God Palace is worthy of its fame!”
Everyone listened closely, some even sighing in astonishment. This place was none other than the core essence of the Bloodshed God Palace, as well as the main residence of the strongest expert in the Deity World—His Majesty, the Bloodshed God Emperor. He was an existence for whom killing any ordinary powerful existence was child’s play. It was not hard to discern just how powerful the arrays he took the effort in setting down were.
At the helm of his large ship, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master finally arrived at the Bloodshed God Palace. There, the experts were led to their lodgings by a group of soldiers.
“Dong Bo, this is where you and your comrades will stay temporarily,” said a tall and sturdy soldier wearing black armor. “I trust you all know the rules of the Bloodshed God Palace already. Should you go against any of them, you might just lose your life before you even get the chance to regret your action.”
“We understand,” Xue Ying replied.
“Mn. You can all go into closed-door cultivation. Once it’s time for the final battle to begin, we will, of course, inform you and take you over to where it will take place.” Having explained this final bit of information, the black-armored soldier finally left.
Xue Ying sent him off with his eyes.
To the side, the Dragon Mountain Emperor let out a sigh. “This is the Bloodshed God Palace alright. Even the most ordinary of soldiers here is a World Deity! In fact, we didn’t come across a single Deity soldier on our way here.”
“Dragon Mountain,” the Purple Thunder Emperor began with a laugh, “the legions commanded by the palace are separated into three different classes. The third class legions are lowest in rank, while the prefecture capitals usually house second class legions. As for the ones located here, they are all of the highest rank—class one legions! Any such legion has World Deities as soldiers of the lowest rank, and they are usually only mobilized to deal with powerful existences.”
“Oh!” The Dragon Mountain Emperor felt enlightened. He had not lived in the Deity world for very long time, and most of the time he did live here was spent living in a small, isolated corner of the world. His knowledge wasn’t as complete as some of the others’. In fact, his trip to the prefecture capital had cost him all of the treasures he still had!
“We’ll go in first, then,” Xue Ying said. He looked around at his surroundings to see the other experts participating in the Bloodshed God Palace Battle along with their comrades.
The type of cavern dwellings they were assigned was of the smallest scale, only occupying an area of around five kilometers.
Xue Ying sat cross-legged on the grass next to one of the rivers within his cavern dwelling, holding a crystal jade in his hand. The information inside this piece of jade was rapidly entering his mind. It had been sent over by the soldier from before, and it contained the battle scenes of all nineteen hundred Deity experts who would participate in the following battle, mainly those from the arena and survival battles.
Of the nineteen hundred participants, a total of five are like Jiu She in that they grasped hold of a grade one Deity Heart. Perhaps there’ll even be another two or three who were still concealing their strength? Xue Ying thought. I have no way of defeating any of those people. In most of the previous instances of the Myriad Flower Feast, people like them would always occupy the top few spots in the rankings.”
Alas, my goal is to become the disciple of a powerful existence, as well as accumulate some more experience and knowledge. If possible, I would also like to eat a Myriad Flower True Fruit. Xue Ying immersed himself in studying his opponents. Looks like the average combat power in this batch of opponents is quite high.
As he watched those scenes of past battles, he split the participants into categories according to their combat power. There were people he could not fight, some whom he could fight one-on-one, as well as a group of people he could easily defeat.
The Bloodshed God Palace would send every participant the intelligence reports on all of their opponents so that they would be aware of who they were about to go against. This would serve make the following battle that much more exciting. If a powerful expert were to go into a blind fight against a Deity with a grade one Deity Heart, their loss would simply be unfair.
“Xue Ying, Xue Ying,” a voice reached him from afar in the form of a transmission.
He turned over, only to see his wife walking over with a bald young man dressed in white robes. This youngster carried an exquisite aura about him, as if he could observe, and transcend, anything. His eyes were filled with endless might, as if they encompassed billions of worlds. Xue Ying instantly understood this person to be an ultimate expert on the same level as Monarch Mo Xue and the Calm Sea Prefecture Master.
“Disciple Brother Dong Bo.” The white-robed young man walked over to Xue Ying with a smile.
“Greetings, Disciple Brother Hui Ming.” Xue Ying stepped up to greet him.
“I’ve heard that, after teacher died, Crimson Rock Mountain fell into the Material World. It then conveniently received such a good disciple. Who could have known that you, Disciple Brother Dong Bo, would turn out to be this amazing,” the bald young man sang Xue Ying’s praises with a laugh. “Forefather Scarlet Flame let me know that, a while ago, you’ve used up half your soul for the sake of saving your wife. Even then, there’s still such great talent within you. The way I see it, it won’t be just one powerful existence who will want to receive you a disciple after the upcoming battle.”
“Disciple Brother is exaggerating,” Xue Ying replied humbly.
Jing Qiu stepped in, “Since Eldest Disciple Brother has come over to visit, I thought I’d bring him over straightaway.”
Seeing how both she and Xue Ying cultivated on Crimson Dust Island, they were naturally aware of Eldest Disciple Brother Hui Ming’s appearance.
“By the way, Disciple Brother, that enemy of ours who killed teacher is not a member of the Bloodshed God Palace, right?” Xue Ying asked. “Is there a chance I’ll accidentally become their disciple after the feast?”
“They are a powerful existence from the Temporal Island,” Hui Ming answered. “Had they been a powerful existence from the Bloodshed God Palace, Scarlet Flame would not have led you to participate in the Myriad Flower Feast.”
“Understood.” Xue Ying nodded.
The two of them continued chatting with each other, though an unseen undulation had enveloped their surroundings at some point.
These waves served to shield them from any spying or eavesdropping techniques, in a similar way to how that sack which Ancestor Black Wind obtained long ago prevented the Laws of Profound Mysteries from entering it. Powerful existences could transcend the Laws of the World, allowing them to easily refine such goods. Thus, it was not only Hui Ming or Xue Ying who owned such preventive treasures, but both of them.
Once they entered the influence of such treasures, not even the Temporal Temple could succeed in investigating their conversation. After all, the technique employed by the temple was ultimately just a reversal of time.
In the Deity world, when assassins kill, they would usually bring along such treasures so that others could not discover whom they were killed by.
“Teacher’s hatred concerns a powerful existence, so there’s no point in you thinking about it right now,” Hui Ming said. “It’s too distant a matter for you.”
“I understand. It’s not like teacher asked us to help him get revenge in any case.” Xue Ying laughed.
“Haha…” Hui Ming lightly nodded with a smile. “I envy you, Disciple Brother. Not only are you a Realm Lord, but you’re also accompanied by your true love. You even have your brothers and sisters following you along as you participate in the Myriad Flower Feast… Truth be told, I’m quite jealous of all that.”
Jing Qiu giggled from the side.
Xue Ying looked to his wife, and the two of them seemed to understand each other through their gazes. Both could feel the other’s love.
“I’m also very satisfied with my life,” Xue Ying said. What did it matter that one was unparalleled…if they were alone?