Chapter 485: Absolute Art Luminous Sun
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
The prisoner was still under suffering from a joint attack from ten Xue Yings, all while also being bound and restricted by the black shackles. He was a Great Demonic God, yet he could use neither his domain nor his World Deity energy reserves. He did not even have a weapon! He was limited to moving within an area of a dozen meters under the entrapment of the two shackles, which left him feeling truly stifled. At the same time, he was accruing heavier and heavier injuries; many of his scales were already crushed, and there were cavities all over his body. Healing them would require lifeforce he wasn’t in any position to use.
“How long has it even been? A thousand years or so? You… you could actually comprehend such a destructive secret skill?” The Great Demonic God was well aware that his defeat was nigh, followed by his inevitable death, yet he still found it hard to believe.
Xue Ying did not relent at all, continuing on with his berserk assault.
A thousand years? It was actually a hundred thousand years spent in the time-accelerated environment.
After comprehending the fundamental Deity imprint of the Shackle Technique, it had only taken him three thousand years to perfect the domain-related secret skill, World Prison! Against a stage two World Deity, this domain secret skill was very threatening, but when facing the stage three Great Demonic God, it was nothing more than a nuisance.
Meanwhile, it had taken him well over six thousand years to comprehend the fundamental Deity imprint of the Herculean Technique. Using it, Xue Ying created a personal technique which specialized in strength, which he termed Heaven and Earth Crush! This move sought the limits of strength.
Even then, however, Xue Ying was still not confident in his chances.
He had also spent some time to comprehended the World, pondering over the Extremity Deity Heart.
World, Chaotic, Extremity…
These three aspects formed a scene of a world’s destruction; a vast world would start crumbling and, upon its destruction, would form a chaos hole, which would, in turn, eventually collapse into a final point of extremity! This point of extremity was the endpoint of Myriad Existences, but the same singularity was the source of everything! Eventually, it would form a new world.
Xue Ying had yet to comprehend the Extremity Deity Heart, but this scene still gave him an ambition!
What if I fuse the entire destruction of a world into a single move? Xue Ying thought.
In most cases, World Deities would use the World Deity Heart as their primary deity heart. Xue Ying had similarly used the World Deity Heart to first form his True Deity Heart, before fusing in the Chaotic Deity Heart. The plan was eventually also fuse in the Extremity Deity Heart, followed by the Time-Space Deity Heart! However, since he used the World Deity Heart as a base, the Laws of Profound Mysteries he comprehended would always have some focus on the world, and the secret skills he created would also tend to use this aspect as a foundation for the other Deity hearts to then fuse into and improve upon.
In this manner, it was much easier to create new secret skills!
However, powerful existences had complete control over the Laws of the World! Their secret skill killing moves could encompass all laws in a single move; that was what truly made them so terrifyingly powerful. It was only by encompassing as many of the Laws of the World as possible in an efficient manner that a move would become its strongest self!
Stage four World Deities also tended to begin comprehending additional Laws and sense out even more Deity Hearts. Even though most of them would remain stuck at the final stage, never to become powerful existences, they usually would be able to create their own terrifying killing moves which encompassed as many of the Laws of the World as possible! In fact, some were even so powerful—due to their moves being able to coordinate well with the Laws of the World—that they would surpass even ordinary powerful existences.
Even when using the same ingredients, food would still have different standards when cooked by different people.
For the most part, powerful existences could succeed in creating killing moves that were stronger than those of stage four World Deities. At the same time, there were also some truly strong experts amongst four World Deities!
However, while it could be said that most stage four World Deities were able to create such a killing move, there were only very few who could succeed amongst stage three World Deities. If they succeeded in creating such a killing move, they were sure to to stand at the very apex.
The White Sand City Lord, for instance, didn’t possess a truly strong secret skill made for combat. In fact, his only absolute move was the Annihilation White Sand, and this was a move which depended solely on the secret technique he obtained from the Sealed World Pagoda that he then perfected over a period of time.
Xue Ying, however, was different—he was filled with determination.
His goal was to bring one of the great Laws of the World, the aspect of destruction, and fuse it into a single move. The way he saw it, the three Deity Hearts of World, Chaos, and Extremity coincided with different stages of the law of destruction. Unfortunately, he had yet to comprehend the Extremity Deity Heart, which was why this move of his had not reached its true potential. Even so, Xue Ying still had to spend a great amount of effort to come up with this single move.
He had only spent five thousand years cultivating before he became a stage two World Deity, while it took him a total of ninety thousand years to finally perfect this move, albeit in a time-accelerated environment!
He had been in closed-doors cultivation for a total of a hundred thousand years, with roughly ninety thousand years being alloted to this single move! Even then, he could only accomplish this because his talent was great enough, in addition to the fact that these three aspect of World, Chaos, and Extremity happened to be three different components of the law of destruction. Despite having yet to comprehend the Extremity Deity Heart, Xue Ying had some attainments and talent toward Extremity from back when he was a Transcendent, and he had long since reached the peak of Deity realm in it.
With partial aid from his understanding of Extremity…as well as nearly ninety thousand years of cultivation, Xue Ying finally created a move that represented the destruction of the world, a so-called ‘destruction spear technique.’
“I truly did not think I would die by your hands, the hands of a stage two World Deity. I can’t be satisfied with this conclusion…” The Great Demonic God’s whole body was severely damaged, and his lifeforce was very close to emptying up. He was now no longer able to recover, causing his additional six arms to even show signs of crumbling apart.
After a strike directly to the Great Demonic God’s head, the Scarlet Cloud Spear succeeded in piercing the skull right through.
Even now, the Great Demonic God’s scarlet eyes showed his fury and unwillingness, yet his aura started gradually dulling at the same time.
Xue Ying pulled out his spear and dispersed his nine world bodies. The World Shackles also followed in disappearing.
This destruction spear technique I made might encompass the destructive Laws of the World, but it is simply too crude, Xue Ying reflected. If only I could have comprehended the Extremity Deity Heart beforehand; it would have made for a better framework for this move.
If he wanted to reach a large success stage in this move, he would have to first become a stage four World Deity. Only at that point could he comprehend other parts of the Law, as well as sense the other Deity Hearts which he had not comprehended. By then, he could bring this technique to a stage of grand perfection.
It was still enough to deal with the imprisoned Great Demonic God. Xue Ying looked at the corpse of this Great Demonic God. Under normal circumstances, his combat power was likely comparable to that of the White Sand City Lord. In fact, if he wasn’t restricted, a few moves from his part would most likely have been sufficient to destroy Xue Ying. If that had been the case, however, there was no way his teacher would have used him for this trial.
Ka ka ka~
Suddenly, a patch of ground beside the corpse protruded, startling Xue Ying in the process.
In a short time, that spot already a height of a dozen meters, and it now displayed many levels of steps, just like a pagoda. In the highest spot of this protruded surface, a bright white sphere had appeared at some point, floating slightly above it. Its pure white surface gave the sphere an exceptionally dazzling quality, while also giving off the feeling of heart-palpitating sharpness. The sphere was floating lazily, revolving around its own axis, but there was an unseen sharpness surrounding it, which seemed to easily cut through space, leaving countless cracks in its wake.
Upon laying eyes on the sphere, Xue Ying was hit by a wave of instinctual suppression and terror.
In fact, he could tell that any strand of that sharp quality exuded by the white sphere could easily cut down even a stage four World Deity.
“Dong Bo, walk up there and take it in your hand,” a cold voice resounded.
“Teacher?” Xue Ying acknowledged the voice.
With that level of sharpness, it was not unlikely for the sphere to cut him down as well, right? However, his teacher had given him an order, and he had also cultivated an avatar technique, so he wasn’t afraid to do as told. Bit by bit, he walked up the steps. Once he reached the top, he neared the white sphere when, all of a sudden, the sharp aura emitted by the white sphere retracted within it.
Once he got close enough, Xue Ying finally saw that there were many patterns revolving on the surface of the sphere, all of them mysterious and mystical by nature. He extended his hand, grabbing hold of the sphere.
Hong long long~
At that moment, a terrifying power left the the sphere and immediately rushed into Xue Ying’s body. There was even a layer of white light forming on the surface of his figure, giving him the appearance of an expert wearing bright white armor. As he stood at the top of the stairs in his armor of white, Xue Ying’s aura charged up to the sky and began to emit a terrifying sharpness which cut rampantly through the surrounding space. This explosive might was powerful enough to cause even powerful existences to cower in fear.
At the same time, a boom rang through Xue Ying’s mind.
“Luminous Sun”, like the dazzling, strong sun, can conquer any obstacle in its path. There’s nothing it cannot break… a mighty voice resounded directly into Xue Ying’s consciousness. An incredible volume of information was transmitted into his mind, and even though Xue Ying’s True Deity Heart was fairly strong, he still found himself momentarily unable to think. He was completely overwhelmed by the incoming information.