Chapter 471: Entering the Sealed World Pagoda
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
On the same day, just as it was getting dark, the Bloodshed God Emperor’s disciples held a sumptuous feast within the Crimson Stone Courtyard, to which they also invited Xue Ying.
“Disciple Brother, when we first entered teacher’s tutelage, most of us only received a single command token for the Sealed World Pagoda. You, on the other hand, got two. Tell me, how can we not be jealous about that?”
“That’s what you’re jealous about? Didn’t you hear what Disciple Sister Gong Feng said? He’ll get to consume some Nine-Fruit every year for a total of a thousand years.”
“So what if we envy him? Disciple Brother Dong Bo will most likely grasp a grade one Deity Heart within a few thousand years. With a cultivation speed that fast, he’s almost at the level of those grade one True Meaning Transcendents. I’m sure it’ll be a breeze for him to become a stage four World Deity.” The disciples were chatting and laughing amongst themselves, most of their conversation revolving primarily around Xue Ying. This was primarily so they could all subtly flatter him.
Xue Ying was replying to what all the others said.
Including himself, there were a total of nineteen inner disciples living within the Crimson Stone Courtyard at the moment, as well as twenty-five honorary disciples! Most of them had reached a bottleneck in terms of their combat power and could hardly improve any further. They were largely inner disciples at the level of stage two or three World Deities. As for the honorary disciples, they were practically all stage one World Deities, with only a few at stage two.
They could hardly improve further, yet they still stayed over at the Crimson Stone Courtyard for the sake of attempting to learn the “Mountain World” absolute art hidden within the Library House.
This secret art had once been used by Monarch Green to defeat Pang Yi, one of the three ancestors, some time in the past! That event granted it an incredible reputation. By now, Monarch Green’s combat power and status were comparable to those of the three ancestors as well as the Mysterious Northern Palace Head—all of them experts of incredible status. He was also the closest person in the Deity world to the power of the Bloodshed God Emperor, the Temporal Island Lord, and the Myriad God Palace Head.
Being aware of the absolute art hidden within the Library House, they all naturally came over! Even if they failed to get the complete absolute art, comprehending even bits and pieces of it would still grant them tyrannical status amidst World Deities.
“Disciple Brother Dong Bo, are you aware that any disciple of His Majesty who wants to stay in the Crimson Stone Courtyard must undergo forced labor?” a sloppy old man said.
“Forced labor?” the gray-robed Gong Feng stepped into the conversation. “Disciple Brother Dong Bo doesn’t have to do forced labor. I helped him waive it off.”
“Why don’t you waive us off our forced labor too, then?”
“We’re put into forced labor every time we come here!”
The inner disciples all turned to complaining, while the honorary disciples were more reserved. They were merely shouting, ‘Disciple Brother Dong Bo.’
The rules placed down by the Bloodshed God Emperor were strict.
Honorary disciples would have to refer to inner disciples as Disciple Brother or Disciple Sister, while inner disciples would have to call personal disciples in much the same way!
“Forced labor?” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
“Disciple Brother Dong Bo, most disciples must undergo forced labor, and the person responsible for that is none other than Disciple Sister Gong Feng,” the sloppy old man said with a grin.
Xue Ying watched from the side.
He had noticed that Disciple Sister Gong Feng was extraordinary cold toward the more ordinary disciple brothers and sisters, while taking on a polite behaviour toward himself and two younger stage three World Deities.
After attending the feast, Xue Ying began to recognize his fellow inner disciples. Despite his apparent popularity amongst them, the fact remained that, on the surface, his combat power was the lowest. He was the only Deity of the group.
On the dawn of the next day, an insipid morning fog filled the air. Xue Ying arrived alone before a tall pagoda situated by the edge of the courtyard. The building was towering in size, and anyone could sense the suppressive feeling it exuded from a glance. It felt like watching the humongous Material World after conjoining into the Xia Clan world. It seemed as if multiple worlds were piled up on top of each other, and it only took a single look for Xue Ying understood that this Sealed World Pagoda was much more precious than his Crimson Rock Mountain.
This is worthy of the strongest expert in the Deity world. The foundation of the Bloodshed God Emperor cannot be underestimated. This Sealed World Pagoda was just some treasure he casually placed, yet it’s so awe-inspiring. Xue Ying sighed inwardly before walking through the entrance.
As an inner disciple, he had the freedom to learn any World Deity ranked secret technique he wished.
His Majesty left behind a total of 328 different World Deity ranked secret techniques within the courtyard, an amount that was a whole order of magnitude larger than what was available in the Crimson Rock Mountain! Even then, it wasn’t just Xue Ying, but none of the other inner disciples truly cared about the World Deity ranked secret techniques either. What they they truly sought…was an absolute art! Grasping just bits and pieces of it would still grant them more power than World Deity ranked secret techniques.
Every single level of this Sealed World Pagoda has a certain secret technique hidden within. Several of these secret techniques can be fused together into a complete absolute art set. Soon after entering the pagoda, Xue Ying discovered many cultivation rooms inside.
He casually chose a room and then pushed the stone door open to enter it. It was entirely empty!
The stone door closed behind him. Xue Ying sat down cross-legged and took out the command token with the number ‘351’ imprinted on it.
“Let’s begin.” Xue Ying immediately activated this command token, which responded by releasing a bright light.
An invisible power enveloped Xue Ying’s consciousness, bringing it directly into the world of the 351st level.
Xue Ying saw everything brighten before his eyes. He was greeted by the image of a vast world populated by countless sculptures. Despite being sparsely spread, there had to be at least a million such sculptures throughout the huge world.
According to teacher’s words, these two command tokens will enable me to enter the 95th and 351th levels for cultivation! It turns out that only my consciousness descends upon these worlds, much like it did during the Bloodshed God Palace Battle. Xue Ying was enlightened. With only his consciousness ever descending into a world, it meant that no danger would ever come to him. As he looked around him, he noticed many of the sculptures in the distance gradually awakening, with the soil and dust falling from their surface.
Xue Ying extended his hand, and a spear sitting far away on the ground flew into his hand.
Mn, what is that?
Xue Ying’s great eyesight allowed to see many images imprinted on a huge rock from a single glance, all of them mysterious and mystical in nature.
The secret technique? Xue Ying immediately guessed. He had long since found out that every level of the Sealed World Pagoda contained a secret technique, and that they were all scattered pieces of an entire absolute art.
Those sculptures finally awoke to reveal their true shape and appearance. Every last one wore thick armor and held various types of weapons. All of them were now moving in Xue Ying’s direction.
Xue Ying had already engraved the images on that huge stone in his mind, which served to stir his inner heart. For the moment, however, he was focused on using his spear techniques to deal with the sculpture warriors. He found no reason to hide his combat power inside the Sealed World Pagoda, so he formed his three mirage bodies as soon as the battle began. All three figures employed the Great Chaotic True Force to fiercely welcome the savage attacks sent by the sculpture warriors.
Shua. The first to arrive was a warrior holding a long staff. It waved its weapon in a heroic motion, though it seemed to act quite reserved with its offense.
The mirage body which blocked the attack using its spear was sent flying backward without any signs of resistance! As it flew back, the sculpture warriors in the region began moving forward to surround it. The mirage body did not even have the time to react and was instantly annihilated by a joint attack from an axe and a hammer.
Hong hong hong~
With the sculpture warriors coming in from every direction, the mirage bodies all began to crumble apart in the blink of an eye, all while Xue Ying was trying his best to keep his true body safe through use of the Mirage, continually switching positions with his avatars.
Even so, he only managed to resist for a total of three breaths of time.
A blade cut through the Mirage and Xue Ying right across.
Despite this blade’s ordinary appearance, its power transmitted completely into Xue Ying’s body. Even his Time Immemorial Body at the third level exploded just the same.
Xue Ying’s consciousness returned from that world.
Hu. Back in the cultivation room, the starry-blue-robed Xue Ying opened his eyes wide in disbelief. I was defeated way too fast. Those sculpture warriors were all so powerful, any one of them having more offensive might than I do. My body might be good at surviving, but it couldn’t withstand even a single blow.
This can’t be right!
Xue Ying was startled. The images he saw on the huge rock began floating in his mind, alongside scenes of battle with the sculpture warriors. These sculpture warriors…no matter what weapons they use, they all display the same secret technique imprinted on the huge rock?
The previous battle had been too intense, and he had lost too quickly. Now that he returned, however, he finally understood this fact.
Let’s try again! Xue Ying started to get excited.