Chapter 487: Receiving the Supervision Mission
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
The Bloodshed God Emperor’s eyes suddenly sent out rays of illusionary light, which rushed straight into Xue Ying’s eyes. Through it, a large volume of information was speedily transmitted.
“In the Extremity Deity Heart lies the source, the beginning and the end, and there also lies the ‘one’…” His teacher’s current lecture focused mostly on the Extremity Deity Heart and the Space-Time Deity Heart, and even contained a few hints on the path to becoming a powerful existence. Although an enormous amount of information was being transmitted, Xue Ying was now a stage two World Deity, and his True Deity Heart was much stronger than the previous time. It only took him one or two seconds of pondering to completely recover his clear-headedness.
“Thank you, teacher.” Xue Ying got on his knees to express his gratitude. From the absolute art to this transmission on his comprehension of the Laws of the World, Xue Ying had received a truly big favor this time!
“Your apprenticeship is now complete. Once you’ve established yourself, I won’t be instructing you so often, and you will have to rely mostly on yourself,” the Bloodshed God Palace said, seemingly without sympathy. “In the end, it’s up to you to walk along your own path of cultivation. You will find it easy to become a stage four World Deity, but it will be much more difficult to take the next step and transcend the long river of time. That is why you must remember not to absorb faith under any circumstance.”
“Disciple understands,” Xue Ying replied.
Although the power of faith was helpful for cultivation, its downside was that it formed karma.
It was very difficult to rid oneself of karma. It created fetters that were extremely hard to cast away, which was necessary for one to truly transcend! There were stage four World Deities out there who were comparable in strength with powerful existences, but most of these people were unable to break free because they were bound by karma. In the end, they would all fade into oblivion.
“You’re from the Xia Clan World, which corresponds to the territory of the Calm Sea Prefecture,” the Bloodshed God Emperor continued.
“Indeed, ” Xue Ying respectfully said.
The Calm Sea Prefecture was one of the nineteen prefectures ruled over by the Bloodshed God Palace, and its territory was incomparably large.
Because of this, the Calm Sea Prefecture was divided into the five large regions, which corresponded to the four cardinal directions and a central region. The Deity World, the Dark Abyss, the material world—all of them distinguished directions based on the Moon Star and the Sun Star. While the Sun Star was furthest to the east, the Moon was was the furthest to the west!
“In that case, your mission will be to supervise the Eastern Region of the Calm Sea Prefecture, and your official rank will be the third rank,” the Bloodshed God Emperor said. “You have the right to recruit a personal guard, with a temporary limit set to four thousand people, as a second grade legion. Warships, armor, military supplies, everything will be sent along with you. As for the recruitment process of that personal guard, that will be fully up to you!”
“Yes.” Xue Ying silently marveled at how his master truly was magnanimous and didn’t seem to care at all about what gossip that would create.
What did a third rank position represent? It meant that in the the entire Calm Sea Prefecture, only the Calm Sea Prefecture Master would have a higher rank than him! Normally, it was only stage four World Deities who could obtain a third rank position. Clearly, as a personal disciple of the Bloodshed God Emperor, he had been given an appropriately high rank.
“Go now. In the future, it’ll all be up to you alone, and whatever results your actions might bring you will have to bear yourself. No matter what, remember not to ruin yourself,” the Bloodshed God Emperor instructed.
“Yes. I will take my leave.” Xue Ying kowtowed all the way down. He then immediately got up and left.
The Bloodshed God Emperor silently watched as his disciple left.
He might have been one of the strongest figures in the Deity world and Dark Abyss, but when it came to instructing disciples, there was not much more he could do. He gave Xue Ying pointers for cultivation and passed on an absolute art to him as well as sufficient treasures. As for the rest? There truly was not much more he could do. He didn’t mind whatever disaster Xue Ying could bring upon himself, since there was nothing out there that his Bloodshed God Palace feared, but he could not help but worry that Xue Ying might remain stuck as a stage four World Deity.
Over the long years of his life, only two of the disciples he taught ever succeeded in becoming powerful existences, after all.
“Bloodshed, this Xue Ying youngster has his own road to walk. Before this, he did not even have a powerful teacher, yet he could still become this strong. With you to guiding him him, he’ll surely have boundless prospects,” cried the black bird on top of the Bloodshed God Emperor’s shoulder.
It didn’t take long for the Bloodshed God Emperor to restrain his mood.
He was a habitually calm figure. Throughout a virtually endless amount of time, there had been countless people springing up, obtaining his interest, but the amount who were still alive after experiencing the cleansing of time was not large. He could only hope that this rather talented disciple of his, Dong Bo, would be among those who succeed.
On the same day, the military supply manager came to pay Xue Ying a visit.
This man was a stage two World Deity who went by Qu Cheng. He was a rather amiable fellow, having respectfully saluted Xue Ying upon meeting him. “Your Highness, I have brought the warships, armor, and other military supplies. You will find that there are five ships as well as five thousand sets of armor.”
“Five thousand sets?” Xue Ying asked in suspicion. “Was the limit not set to four thousand people?”
“Those four thousand people you are referring to are to be your personal guard, which will also include ten officers,” the military supplies manager replied. “There is always the chance that accidents might occur in the future, so we’ve prepared extras in advance.
Xue Ying nodded and immediately followed up with a question he was most concerned about. “My personal guard will be a second class legion, and second class legion soldiers are all required to undergo a bodily transformation by means of a secret skill technique. This time, I will be personally recruiting soldiers, and I will naturally be getting people from within the Eastern Region of the Calm Sea Prefecture. When the time comes for it, how will I be able to transform their Deity body through the secret technique?”
“There’s absolutely no need to worry about that.” World Deity Qu Cheng smiled. “I am an appointed military supply official, and it only makes sense that I’ll make the necessary preparations. I am completely proficient in this secret technique transformation, and all the necessary supplies have been brought over. There are enough resources available to conduct body transformation on five thousand soldiers. Furthermore, His Majesty values Your Highness very much, so the Azure Dragon Army secret technique transformation provided to your personal guard will see any of those soldiers reach the peak Deity stage merely through the strength of their bodies after the transformation. Once they put on special sets of armor, they could even exhibit strength close to a World Deity. Once the legion moves and the members join their strength into one, their power will be even more formidable.”
Xue Ying’s eyes gleamed.
According to his knowledge, when it came to second class legions, after the soldiers underwent bodily transformation by means of secret techniques and donned their armor sets, their individual strength would usually be at peak of the Deity stage. It must be stated that, back when Xue Ying cultivated the Time Immemorial Body to the third level, his strength was barely close to that of a World Deity. Of course, this was also because the Time Immemorial Body’s primary focus was survivability, and not attacking.
Even so, this Azure Dragon Army transformation could clearly be counted amongst the relatively stronger transformations.
“Very good.” Xue Ying nodded.
“Although, there is something I must let you know, Your Highness—if it’s merely about transforming the Deity Body through the secret technique, any Deity will suffice,” World Deity Qu Cheng began. “But in the case of a fight, the Deity will have to make use of the Deity runes inscripted on the armor, and to do that, they have to be late stage Deities at the very least. Otherwise, if their comprehension is too low, they simply cannot activate the Deity runes and cannot make use of them. That would disturb the entire battle array.”
“I understand.” Xue Ying inwardly sighed. Although he gave the Deities of the Xia Clan many rare treasures, improving their strength by a lot, only half of them successfully became late stage Deities! Even that was fine, however, since the legion would contain five thousand soldiers who all underwent bodily transformation. The Xia Clan Deities added together only counted for a tiny bit of that force.
Merely two days later.
Xue Ying brought Jing Qiu, the military supplies manager—Qu Cheng—and the Xia Clan Deities together for a ride on a dark-blue luxurious Starfield Flying Ship, leaving the Bloodshed God Palace.
An ordinary Starfield Flying Ship would cost ten million deity crystals at the very least.
But Xue Ying’s current Starfield Flying Ship had actually been personally granted by the Bloodshed God Emperor when he first became a personal disciple and was even more precious.
Hong long long~
The Starfield Flying Ship shuttled through a spacetime tunnel at incredible speeds.
A high-spirited Xue Ying could be seen at the bow of the ship. He thought about how back when he had just exited the Xia Clan World, he had just been a mere nobody, but now, he was already in charge of supervising the eastern area of the Calm Sea Prefecture. He even had a personal guard numbering four thousand soldiers, as well as an absolute art.
Soon, a light appeared in front of the ship, marking the end of the spacetime tunnel.
The ship flew out into the starry sky. Nearly simultaneously, a figure appeared in a distant region of the starry sky; it was the white-robed Xue Ying. Of course, this was merely an avatar he made through World Deity energy. This white-clothed Xue Ying waved his hand, and a few different figures immediately appeared right beside him. They were the rather elegant Dong Bo Yu, Dong Bo Qing Yao with his domineering aura, the thick-robed Ge Bai, the scarlet-cloaked He Fei Yun, and finally, a woman with fluttering green hair—Xi Wei.
It was now time for them to enter the Deity world.