Chapter 461: Forefather Fierce Tyrant
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Up at the Myriad Flower Feast, the powerful existences were toasting and exchanging glasses of wine as they watched the Bloodshed God Palace Battle and chatted amongst themselves.
“This Dong Bo brat is so capable, yet he’s only cultivated for 2,300 years. If I were to give him some guidance, he’ll grasp hold of a grade one Deity Heart within 10,000 years without a doubt. On top of that, he’s proficient in so many grade two Deity Hearts that even an idiot could realize that he could be easily guided toward the World, Chaotic, Extremity, and Time-Space grade one Deity Hearts,” a powerful existence with a robust frame and a huge head commented. His eyebrows were even dancing as he watched on. “According to the intelligence reports regarding his growth back in his homeworld, the Xia Clan World, he’s the sort of person to place a large importance on relationships. Forefather, he’s the kind of disciple I like most. Think about how hard it would be to find another one like him. I must find a way to get my hands of him. I must!”
This powerful existence was known as Fierce Tyrant, though many people referred to him as Forefather Fierce Tyrant. He had an extraordinary background, and in regards to his foundation alone, he was much stronger than both Forefather Scarlet Flame and Sacred Master Crimson Dust.
As one of the primeval Deity world lifeforms, he was actually one of the Fierce Five of the Deity world!
It must be stated that the strongest amongst the Fierce Five was one of the three ancestors, Pang Yi, and all five of them were on good terms with each other.
However, Forefather Fierce Tyrant had one of the worst temperaments of all five members of his group. When he was still a stage four World Deity, he had been taken to use as a mount by another of the three ancestors, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master! The latter had transmitted a secret move to him and guided him in his cultivation, which helped Forefather Fierce Tyrant to finally succeed in becoming a powerful existence!
All things considered, Forefather Fierce Tyrant had a very solid foundation on which he could depend, be it through his position as one of the Fierce Five of the Deity world, or the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s mount.
He had also accrued fame as a teacher who covered for the ‘shortcomings’ of his disciples. Usually, powerful existences would leave their disciples freedom to kill and slaughter, but if they were to die, they could not blame anyone else for their mistake. Forefather Fierce Tyrant, however, was so protective of his students that everyone began to greatly fear offending any of his personal disciples. It was rumored that Forefather Fierce Tyrant would forego all reputation to go out himself to fight for their sake!
His overprotectiveness made it so that all five of his disciples actually stopped improving after becoming stage three World Deities, with not a single one reaching stage four!
Other than that reputation, Forefather Fierce Tyrant was also known for ignoring anyone with weaker talent.
People of high talent would usually become disciples under other powerful existences, while very few would accept entering the tutelage of Forefather Fierce Tyrant, mostly due to a rumor that spread throughout the outer world: Forefather Fierce Tyrant is incapable of properly guiding his disciples, seeing how none of them have become stage four World Deities! He only succeeded in becoming a powerful existence under the guidance of the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master. Without the Prefecture Master’s help, he would not have become a powerful existence.
“Someone who hold relationships in such high regards, like he does, would definitely make for a good disciple. I’ve got to snatch him.” Forefather Fierce Tyrant was staring at Xue Ying.
There were quite a few other powerful existences, other than Forefather Fierce Tyrant, who were eyeing Xue Ying. They all had a very good judgement for talent, so they could easily see how much potential Xue Ying held! Such a good disciple would become a stage three World Deity with just a bit of guidance, and he even held great hope for becoming a stage four World Deity.
“Prefecture Master, Prefecture Master,” Forefather Fierce Tyrant suddenly said to a man who was sitting next to him.
Said man was garbed in a luxurious violet robe and was quite handsome in appearance. His eyes were narrow and long and were sharp like blades. Between his eyebrows, a crack that was imbued with golden light could be seen. He turned toward Forefather Fierce Tyrant and replied, “Fierce Tyrant, what’s the matter?”
“Hehehe, Prefecture Master.” Forefather Fierce Tyrant sent him a virtuous gaze. “Do you plan on taking on a disciple during this Bloodshed God Palace Battle, Prefecture Master ?”
“No, I don’t.” The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s long and narrow eyes turned to Forefather Fierce Tyrant. “I see no point in accepting disciples. If I manage to take that final step, I’ll be able to face the Bloodshed God Emperor. Otherwise, I’ll just have to remain as I am. As for accepting disciples, I’d gain nothing from it.”
Forefather Fierce Tyrant nodded repeatedly.
Having acted as the Prefecture Master’s mount once in the past, he was quite clear of how proud and aloof this man was. He didn’t care much for teaching his disciples, unless he saw someone he absolutely liked.
“Alas, while Prefecture Master doesn’t plan to accept a disciple, I do. I’ve got my eye on a young fellow who I would truly want to accept as disciple. I feel that, if I were to teach him, he’ll surely succeed in becoming a stage four World Deity,” Forefather Fierce Tyrant said.
“If you’re going to accept a disciple, why are you here, looking for me?” The corners of the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s lips curled upward. “What do you want? Stop beating around the bush.”
Forefather Fierce Tyrant chuckled. “The Prefecture Master is, indeed, the Prefecture Master. You are already aware that I don’t have a proper reputation when it comes to teaching disciples… Not a single one of the disciples I’ve taught have become stage four World Deities. I’ve no doubt that there are many others who plan on accepting Dong Bo Xue Ying, so even though I want him to be my disciple, there’s a high chance he’ll enter the tutelage of a different powerful existence as it stands. That is why I thought I’d ask, you Prefecture Master, for some help. If he were to become my personal disciple, he’d also be a sort of grand-disciple to you, no? At that point, I’ll have to request Prefecture Master to give your agreement in handing this kid a chance to enter your Violet Bamboo Sea and cultivate there.”
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master looked back at Forefather Fierce Tyrant, who held a simple and straightforward smile on his face.
“You’re this thick-skinned despite being a powerful existence.” The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master shook his head lightly. Forefather Fierce Tyrant was one of the Fierce Five of the Deity World, and he was much more tyrannical than the usual powerful existence. However, his temperament was much better than the majority of the powerful existences.
“Prefecture Master, it would be very difficult for me to a disciple as good as him,” Forefather Fierce Tyrant continued.
“Alright, I’ll give you my promise, then.” The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master nodded.
“Haha, thank you, Prefecture Master. Thank you so much. Now that you’ve given me your word, he’ll definitely become my disciple.” Forefather Fierce Tyrant already began looking forward to it.
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master said, “You have to remember, though, that if His Majesty, the Overlord of Destruction, or Pang Yi were to decide on accepting him, you probably won’t get to snatch this disciple.”
“If one of them is to take the initiative, there’s nothing I can do about it,” Forefather Fierce Tyrant confidently replied. “I won’t say anything of His Majesty. He doesn’t care enough to accept even those monstrous grade one True Meaning Transcendents. As for Big Brother Pang Yi, there’s also no reason to take him into account. For him to accept another a disciple? There was a time when he accepted 108 disciples in one breath, but for so long a time after that, he’s only accepted two more. It’s very rare that he’d take the initiative to do such a thing. The Overlord of Destruction has also not accepted a disciple for a very long time…”
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master nodded.
All three of the ancestors put much more emphasis on their personal cultivation.
The general rule was that, the stronger a powerful existence was, the more less they would care about taking disciples! They all saw their own power as paramount! It was only occasionally that they would be willing to give a couple of pointers to some juniors they particularly liked. Otherwise, they would have to be prompted by some sudden impulse, such as the case when the head of the Fierce Five, Pang Yi, accepted 108 disciples in a single breath. He had done so due to some secret technique he was comprehending, and he actually taught them in a serious manner.
Under normal circumstances, it was very rare to see them accept any disciple. On the other hand, ordinary powerful existences were much more eager to take disciples under their wing.
The powerful existences kept watching the battle from a distance, which proceeded as fiercely as ever.
The descent of the Bloody Slaughter Deity warriors sent the degree of excitement skyrocketing. Several Deity experts were fighting together to kill a single person, while the Bloody Slaughter Deity warriors were so terrifying that they could kill anyone with the slightest bit of contact.
The number of surviving Deities in the mountain range was steadily decreasing.
The main source of that drop in numbers was infighting. The secondary reason was the increased pace at which the venomous bugs would appear. The combat power of the venomous bugs was very high, and it was no trivial task to kill any one of them! Unless one was in possession of a Bloody Slaughter Deity warrior, they would die after being surrounded by only two or three such bugs.
Having a Deity warrior changed the situation, however. The increased speed at which venomous bugs emerged simply meant that they would be killed faster by these people! After all, one strike was sufficient to kill any bug.
Other than the seven who grasped hold of grade one Deity Hearts, there were a few more relatively dazzling Deities, such as Xue Ying himself! His mirage secret skill was powerful enough to materialize three mirage bodies, which was a heaven-shaking ability. However, this was only a utilitary secret skill; he was was still quite lacking in terms of pure offense. In fact, his power was even weaker than that of Drunk Guest.
Yet the Bloody Slaughter Deity warrior he previously obtained covered up any weakness Xue Ying might have had in terms of his offense.
Seeing how the mirage bodies could never be killed, they were a perfect match for the Bloody Slaughter Deity warrior! Especially so, considering that the three mirage bodies were holding onto a weapon each, confusing his enemies as to which was the real one.
There are only 75 people still inside the mountain range, and I’m currently in eleventh place. Xue Ying was quite relaxed as he thought of that. In other words… I’ve already secured as spot in the top hundred.
Xue Ying’s expression suddenly changed upon seeing three figures passing through the boundary from the neighboring towering mountain region. They were holding onto a Bloody Slaughter Deity warrior each.
There’s three of them? Xue Ying was aware of the spots each of the three currently held. They were respectively the 9th, 15th and 18th ranked! None of them were any weaker in terms of combat power than he was.
It was already certain that all three of them would finish in the top hundred, so why had they come over to attack him?
One member of this group was a male expert with an ugly face. He was holding onto a blood-colored arc-blade as he coldly said, “Dong Bo of the Calm Sea Prefecture. You’ve nothing more than a brat who cultivated for just 2,000 years or so, yet you’re still moving around, flaunting your combat power. I’m here to show you that, in terms of direct combat power, you’re still lacking. You can make one of two choices—try to escape our joint attacks, or fight me in a one-on-one battle. Neither of these two comrades of mine will act against you if you agree to this duel. Make your decision.”