Chapter 468: Myriad Flower True Fruit
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
The favor of receiving the wisdom of a teacher was as wide as the heavens. Countless Deities wished to be apprenticed to powerful existences, and many more dreamt of becoming disciples under the Bloodshed God Emperor; at his level, however, it was very normal for him not dole out tutelage. For him to teach someone sincerely was a grace he chose to give! After his life of solitary cultivation, Xue Ying could now finally kneel and kowtow to formally accept a teacher. He had once become the disciple of the Sacred Master, Crimson Dust, who gave him the opportunity to learn many World Deity ranked secret techniques, gave him many treasures, and even left him a chance to inherit the entire Crimson Rock Mountain. Even though the Sacred Master died before even meeting him, Xue Ying received much from this person. If not for his training in Crimson Rock Mountain, he would most likely not have reached current accomplishments. This time, however, he would formally accept the Bloodshed God Emperor himself as his teacher.
Only His Majesty could truly know how to guide him along.
“He’s kowtowing? And the person he’s kowtowing to is…?”
Jiu She and his group were watching in shock. Even the usually calm Seventh Mei Yu, who was watching from behind Monarch Mother Whirlpool, gaped in similar shock.
Xue Ying was actually kowtowing to the person seated in the highest and most respectable position in the entire Myriad Flower Feast!
“Stand back,” His Majesty calmly said.
Xue Ying immediately stood up and moved back with respect, heading toward his seat. There was not a single Deity among those top hundred who were not looking at Xue Ying with jealousy, envy, and even slight disbelief.
“His teacher is the Bloodshed God Emperor?”
“He really became the disciple of the Bloodshed God Emperor?”
Xue Ying’s seat was at the frontmost position of all the Deities, being situated quite close to where the stage four World Deities were. Naturally, there was no need to speak of Seventh Mei Yu who did not even have her own seat. She could only stand behind Monarch Mother Whirlpool like an attendant.
The Myriad Flower Feast continued as normal.
The Deities ate and drank in a more reserved manner, not daring to chat as loudly as the powerful existences. Even when they did converse, they would do so in a suppressed tone, transmitting messages to one another carefully and with vigilance.
“Dong Bo.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master, being seated very close to Xue Ying, smiled and said, “Never did I think someone from my Calm Sea Prefecture would become His Majesty’ disciple.”
“Hahaha… Dong Bo Xue Ying, right? Your fortune is not bad, don’t you think? His Majesty hasn’t been accepting disciples in a very long time. You’re going to have to cultivate properly and cherish this opportunity you’ve been given. You should grasp a grade one Deity Heart and become a World Deity as soon as possible; don’t disappoint His Majesty.”
“Your potential is not bad.”
The other stage four World Deities close to him all spoke out. The bald-headed youngster in white robes, Hui Ming, was located further away and watched this happen with a smile, not interrupting them.
Xue Ying took on a reserved posture as he said, “To have been selected by teacher is my fortune.”
So what if he had become His Majesty’s disciple?
There was still a relatively large number of disciples His Majesty had gathered over the many years. The White Sand City Lord, for instance, had been chased out of His Majesty’s tutelage, and he was still only a stage three World Deity. Just his identity as disciple of His Majesty was not enough to excuse him from having to be respectful toward stage four World Deities. He could flaunt his status and stick up his tail before those stage four World Deities, but it would be a joke to say that they would not mind such behavior,.
“The Bloodshed God Palace Battle is through. Bring out the Myriad Flower True Fruits,” the Bloodshed God Emperor’s voice resounded across the entire hall.
“Myriad Flower True Fruit?”
The faces of Xue Ying and many other Deity immediately brightened.
“Brother Bloodshed, can’t you change it to something new? We’ve been eating these Myriad Flower True Fruits every single time. How about you take out those Golden Plunder Fruits and let us have a taste instead?”
“That’s quite true. Brother Bloodshed, we’re getting kind of sick of these Myriad Flower True Fruits by this point.”
Those few people seated at the highest positions were talking to the Bloodshed God Emperor, who replied to their queries—though his voice was quite hard to discern.
A number of female attendants entered, all of them carrying exquisite plates. Each and every one of those plates held an enormous fruit about the size of a human’s head of a truly vibrant and fresh red color. There were even several droplets of moisture on these fruits which condensed out of their fragrance, and their rhizomes had several leaves left. Despite having yet to eat them, Xue Ying and the others could already taste the fragrance of these fruits.
The fresh fragrance felt ordinary at first, but it quickly created waves within the body, leaving even the soul in desire of this fruit.
“Mei Yu.” In the distance, Monarch Mother Whirlpool passed her fruit plate over to Seventh Mei Yu, who stood behind her.
“Teacher.” Seventh Mei Yu initially didn’t dare to accept the offer.
“I’ve eaten this fruit many times, and its use for me has disappeared long ago.” Monarch Mother Whirlpool seemed like a kind, gentle woman at a first glance, but for the sake of those she protected, she would become terribly tyrannical.
“Yes.” Seventh Mei Yu no longer declined, accepting the fruit with obedience. Her heart swelled with gratitude.
Xue Ying already began to eat his fruit. In fact, it was not just him—all of the Deities were also starting to consume their own fruits.
He took up the knife placed to the side, casually cutting down the flesh of the fruit which he then tasted.
“Very fragrant, very sweet.”
As he ate, Xue Ying sensed a feeling of satisfaction spread through his inner heart and soul.
In truth, it wasn’t an illusory sensation. Once a part of this fruit entered one’s body, both flesh and soul would rapidly absorb its nutrients. Within the emptiness of the soul, these nutrients comforted the soul and took to transforming it. The Myriad Flower True Fruit…was originally used to receive powerful existences; it was quite useful even to them, and even more so to Deity experts.
The nutrients of the Myriad Flower True Fruit worked without sound or sign, the many powers inherent to it unable to be absorbed in just moments by the soul, so they were temporarily stored within. With future cultivation, the soul would gradually absorb these remnants.
This is great!
Xue Ying continued eating, bite after bite, until he finished the Myriad Flower True Fruit and the plate was clean.
Xue Ying could vaguely sense the strength of the fruit hiding within his body. It will continue to gradually nourish the soul. With how powerful the soul in this body is, it will likely take as many as ten thousand years for it to be absorbed.
The Myriad Flower True Fruit couldn’t be considered a full meal, so the guests of the Myriad Flower Feast brought out much more good wine and food to enjoy. Many of the powerful existences were merely eating for the sake of the event, but the Deities were truly enjoying the food. They ate and chatted through sound transmission. After all, they held the lowest status within the entire Myriad Flower Feast.
Weng weng weng…
As he ate, Xue Ying also watched the various interactions within the Myriad Flower Feast. There was laughter all around as the powerful existences chatted amongst themselves in a joyous mood. Such a grand meeting was rare to powerful existences, and each time it took place, partaking in the Myriad Flower True Fruits was considered of secondary importance as a way to improve their mood. It was them meeting their old friends that truly made them happy.
The powerful existences are mostly chatting amongst themselves, with a select few also talking to the stage four World Deities. Xue Ying quickly discovered this gap in status.
Perhaps the stage four World Deity were close in strength to a powerful existences, and could even occasionally exchange a few words with them…but Xue Ying and the others were part of a completely different world. Stage three and stage two World Deities, for instance, were not qualified to attend such a banquet, while this group of Deities was only allowed to attend because of the Bloodshed God Palace Battle! It was part of the grace His Majesty offered.
Before you realize, statuses take form, Xue Ying thought. The powerful existences make up a group. Stage four World Deities sit close to one another. Those even lower in the social hierarchy…are not even taken into consideration by the powerful existences.
I might have become one of the Bloodshed God Emperor’s disciples, and my status might be great compared to the other Deities…but when taking the entire Deity world into account, and the true foundation of governance, I’m nothing more than a small character. Xue Ying understood this to be true, though a will to fight was forming within his heart. He was now merely taking his first steps after coming from a mortal world, where he had been cultivating blindly for the most part.
But now, he would finally receive His Majesty’s guidance! Xue Ying felt quite heroic at the thought of this lofty backing.
There were no stories of the Bloodshed God Emperor being protective of his disciples during his tutelage. Instead, he actually heard that he was very strict to them.
Yet Xue Ying was actually pleased about this; being strict was good! What he always lacked was the opportunity to be taught by a good teacher. He had to properly use this good opportunity he’d been offered!
All throughout the course of the Myriad Flower Feast, the Deities continued acting obedient and low-key. A while more passed, during which the powerful existences chatted with one another with some even agreeing upon a number of matters. Gradually, the mood of the feast finally died down. That was when the Bloodshed God Emperor finally announced the official end of this Myriad Flower Feast!