Chapter 483: Grinding
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Peng peng peng!
The Great Demonic God’s eight arms casually blocked the attacks sent by the the nine world bodies; he was using his hands to deflect them! After all, the nine world bodies did not carry blood-refined Deity warriors and were entirely unable to injure the Great Demonic God, making it so that the prisoner only had to focus on blocking the Scarlet Cloud Spear.
At that point, Xue Ying could no longer cause injury to the Great Demonic God, regardless of how he attacked.
“You can’t use World Deity energy, and forming six extra arms will have definitely consumed much of your lifeforce.” Xue Ying stopped.
“That is indeed the case.” The Great Demonic God stared at Xue Ying, his scarlet-red eyes filled with fury. “I’m locked here, and I have no way to replenish my energy, which is why I have to be smart about every single strand of lifeforce I use. It’s you who forced me, forced me into this state! However, while forming these six arms has consumed much of my lifeforce, I can still maintain this state with only a minimal amount of my lifeforce usage, and my Blood Sea Demon Body can easily last for a hundred million years more.”
Xue Ying turned silent.
He knew the Great Demonic God’s words to be true. The Great Demonic God could not absorb energy from the external world, yet his powerful body could still survive for a long period of time, precisely because Xue Ying himself was just a stage two World Deity! If using lifeforce to merely maintaining those six arms, the prisoner could easily another hundred million years.
By the time a hundred million years passed, Xue Ying would have long since become a stage four World Deity.
“Hmph.” The black-robed Xue Ying turned around and left through the undulating array ripple. The nine world bodies quickly disappeared like bubbles popping, followed by the countless black shackles dissipating into nothingness.
The Great Demonic God’s eyes brimmed with fury as he watched Xue Ying leave.
During the first visit, he did not think much about this matter. This time, however, he had been forced to form six extra arms, all of them with bones and muscles, and covered in scales. They were ultimately arms formed according to the Blood Sea Demon Body, and were all truly strong, but that also meant that they consumed an extra large amount of his energy! Forming those six arms consumed close to half of all the energy stored within his body! At the moment, he was maintaining those arms formed, since if he were to create them again next time, he would have to use a large amount of his energy again.
He was convinced that this stage two World Deity would not give up so easily.
Back in the Bloodshed God Palace, within the hidden underground palace, the enormous Cosmos Furnace was burning with a blazing hot flame, as always. The Bloodshed God Emperor was still sitting cross-legged in front of it, observing the behavior of the flames within the furnace. To achieve strong combat power, one would require great patience, and the Bloodshed God Emperor clearly understood how difficult it would be to take that final last step. In fact, it was even harder for him to take this single step…than for a stage four World Deity to become a powerful existence.
Even so, as soon as he stepped through, the Bloodshed God Emperor would be indubitably become an unparalleled expert, undoubtedly standing above the three rulers from the Dark Abyss, the Temporal Island Lord, and other such experts.
At the same time, he was clear that each and every one of these existences all sought to take that single step.
“Bloodshed, Bloodshed, that Dong Bo brat finished cultivating the two secret techniques from the Sealed World Pagoda and went to fight the prisoner again,” the black bird said. “He was on the verge of success when the prisoner formed six arms, and he’s now using a total of eight arms to defend himself. Dong Bo no longer has a way to reach him. You, his teacher, are truly too ruthless. Do you really want to see him become a stage three World Deity before he learns the absolute art?”
“I’ll have to force him a little. All talented figures are, by nature, arrogant and proud. It’s that pride of his that must be suppressed and ground down,” the Bloodshed God Emperor replied indifferently.
He was aware that Xue Ying, his disciple, had a good temperament, but the Bloodshed God Emperor was also clear that all those who had hopes of becoming powerful existences in the future would hold some form of pride in their hearts. It was up to him to polish and grind that pride and arrogance.
The Bloodshed God Emperor himself, for instance, was trying to grasp hold of an even higher form of power like what the Cosmos Furnace contained, yet he had failed time after time. He was prepared to spend billions and billions of years in failure! To spend billions upon billions of years without being proud or frustrated, how much patience would one need? The very moment he became frustrated, his heart would no longer be stable, and he could no longer continue his comprehension.
Being forced by his teacher into this situation, Xue Ying left the mountain range to go back to Crimson Stone Courtyard. He was showing some slight signs of distress.
“Senior Disciple Brother.”
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo.”
As we passed, most of the inner disciples he encountered treated him politely.
Xue Ying would respond every time with a smile, and before long, he had arrived back at his cavern dwelling.
Teacher arranged this encounter as a trial for me. If I were to succeed too easily, there would not be much meaning in even going through this. Xue Ying soon calmed down his complex feelings. As for the fight against the prisoner, I could have easily killed him by forcing him to consume all his energy, if he had not formed the six arms. Now that he entered that eight-armed from, I’ll have to get stronger if I’m to defeat him! And it’s not my true body alone that must be stronger; my world bodies must also improve their strength. Each body must pose some threat to the Great Demonic God as well.
If his true body was the only one to become stronger, the prisoner would be able to block against his attacks just by relying on his higher realm, but once all nine world bodies became able to injure him, it would no longer be such an easy task for the Great Demonic God to defend against him.
In order to increase the threat posed by the world bodies, I’ll have to create a more formidable secret skill! Xue Ying thought.
He wasn’t in any particular hurry for the moment, since his current combat power was already at the highest level he could bring it to within a short period of time. For him to become any stronger would take significantly more time.
This was why he decided to rather accompany his wife, Jing Qiu, for food and casual chatting.
“Xue Ying.” Jing Qiu poured Xue Ying some wine as she brought up a certain topic of discussion. “Yu’er and Qing Yao are both Deities now. It’s not like those two children of ours will spend the rest of their lives in Crimson Rock Mountain, right? They might be safe there, but they both have access to the avatar technique anyway! They can just follow on our footsteps in letting their avatars roam the Deity world. I think it would be best if you just let them move as they wish.”
“Their combat power is still quite weak, though,” Xue Ying retorted.
“Under the effect of those World Deity ranked secret techniques, they can now match up a peak stage Deity in might,” Jing Qiu began. “They can no longer be considered weak! Is it not the case that you were already the lord of Snow Eagle Territory when you were just eight?”
Xue Ying laughed. Indeed, during their time in Crimson Rock Mountain, his children had underwent multiple life-or-death situations. Alas, Xue Ying had instructed the treasure spirit to protect them in the dark, but the children themselves were not aware that they were actually safe, which is why those situations could prove useful in tempering and allowing them to take charge of their lives.
“How about this—I’ll do my best to deal with that prisoner from the mountain range,” Xue Ying began. “Once I succeed, I will essentially have graduated from my teacher’s tutelage! If I can accomplish that within a short period of time, I’ll take Disciple Brother Ge Bai and Disciple Brother He Fei Yun out of the material world, and I’ll take Yu’er and Qing Yao along at the same time. If I prove unable to make any breakthrough within a short period of time, I’ll be sending them out ahead of time.”
Jing Qiu nodded. She didn’t try pushing it any further.
The main point of it all was that Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao were now both huge characters within Crimson Rock Mountain, and there was practically nobody left who could oppose them. Very few way for them to sharpen themselves remained inside.
“By the way, Jing Qiu, why is it that I see you cultivating so rarely?” Xue Ying asked. “Your talent is not bad, and I still wish I’ll get to see you become a World Deity in the future.”
Initially startled, Jing Qiu quickly recovered and replied, “What are you talking about? Is my true body back in the Crimson Rock Mountain not spending a lot of time in cultivation? Since my avatar is here, in the Deity world, I naturally have to experience the world! One body is cultivating in a time-accelerated environment, the other is out experiencing the world; one’s tightening up the other loosening. That’s a good way to go about it.”
“You say that, but I don’t think you’re cultivating too much in Crimson Rock Mountain either.” Xue Ying shook his head. “Jing Qiu, you can never be too lax in your cultivation. Anyone whose comprehension of the realm is too low will find it hard to keep themselves alive for long. Peak Deities usually only live for a hundred million years or so before they can no longer protect their True Deity Heart, resulting in its crumbling.”
“I am aware.” Jing Qiu giggled as her heart swelled with warm emotion. “I know you aren’t willing to leave me.”
Xue Ying nodded. He had also given her various spirit fruits and treasures; as the master of Crimson Rock Mountain, he wasn’t lacking in the treasure department. He had, after all, inherited all of the treasures left behind by Sacred Master Crimson Dust. Yet even with those treasures, without sufficient diligence in cultivation, he would have never become a World Deity.
Within the cavern dwelling’s cultivation room, a fragrance was diffusing in the air.
The black-robed Xue Ying was sitting in a cross-legged position, and countless seals were floating right in front of him, their positions superimposing before they finally merged into a pitch-black perfect sphere. This was the fundamental Deity imprint of the Shackle Technique. Naturally, this meant he had already reached the second level realm of the Shackle Technique. Both techniques from the Sealed World Pagode were split into six total levels, with stage one World Deities usually having a chance to reach the first level, while stage two World Deities could potentially reach the second level.
Xue Ying had long since trained the techniques to the highest level he could reach at his current realm.
Hua. Countless seals came together to form a black water droplet. This was the fundamental Deity imprint of the Herculean Technique.
Xue Ying looked at this minute black sphere and a black water droplet floating ahead of him.
The way these techniques employ the Laws of Profound Mysteries is truly unfathomable. Xue Ying sighed in praise.
The secret techniques he received from the Sealed World Pagoda were both incredibly exquisite.
While the”Great Chaotic True Force” was an impressive technique in its own right and had also been created with the same basic idea of using the Laws of Profound Mysteries to form water droplets, the Herculean Technique had more than double its strength! This was precisely because the utilization of the water droplets under this technique coming from the Sealed World Pagoda was much more formidable.
By observing these two secret techniques and comprehending their utilization of the Laws of Profound Mysteries, I might be able to extrapolate a secret skill of my own, Xue Ying thought to himself.
It was similar to how, back as a Transcendent, he had created the Chaotic Suppression secret skill based on Profound Mysteries of the Great Chaotic True Force.
In much the same way, he would now observe the Profound Mysteries of these new secret techniques, absorbing and derive knowledge before finally creating his own secret skill! This was a road many experts chose to walk, in spite of it being generally harder and requiring more time.
Xue Ying turned his focus to comprehending the Profound Mysteries behind the two secret techniques from the Sealed World Pagoda, deriving their knowledge in hope of creating a more formidable secret skill.
Back in Crimson Rock Mountain, the white-robed Xue Ying was cultivating in a similar manner.
Outside of these secret skill cultivation sessions, Xue Ying would occasionally come out and have a walk to relax, or focus on comprehending the Laws of the World to try and grasp his third grade one Deity Heart, the Extremity Deity Heart. In truth, comprehending one more grade one Deity Heart would be the most direct method to improve his combat power. In any case, comprehending the Laws of the World and creating a secret skill were mutually exclusive, since the creation of secret skill was done in a time-accelerated of a hundred times normal.