Chapter 497: Evidence is Not Proof
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Venomous Ying and Dong Xiao left the tunnel in spacetime to reappear amidst a starry sky.
As soon as they left, however, they were surrounded by no fewer than ten Xue Yings, each of them with spear in hand. They found themselves separated before long. On top of that, they were restricted and bound on all sides by the countless flowing chains of white light. The Venomous Ying World Deity turned into a black stream of air in an attempt to avoid the bindings, while Dong Xiao brandished his knife to cleave the chains apart as he said, “Your Highness, I’ve arrived at the Nest of Myriad Devils on order from above for the sake of resolving the enmity between you and Venomous Ying. My clan master wishes to protect her; could it be that you truly plan to go against this wish of his?”
The black-robed Xue Ying looked toward Dong Xiao, fury evident in his eyes.
Seeing how Monarch Wu Chen had meddled in his affairs, he was surely aware of the enmity between him and Venomous Ying. Yet even knowing that, Monarch Wu Chen still unexpectedly tried to make him give up him enmity just with a few words?
“Can you say for sure that, if I were to deal with Venomous Ying, your Clan Master would become my enemy?” Xue Ying looked to Dong Xiao with a chill in his gaze.
Dong Xiao tensed.
Become his enemy?
It was true that Monarch Wu Chen had told him to resolve the enmity while protecting World Deity Venomous Ying, but he never mentioned anything about becoming Xue Ying’s enemy.
Furthermore, Dong Xiao had just felt Xue Ying’s formidable strength on his own skin, and it was enough to leave incomparably fear in his heart. For just how long had he even cultivated? With only six thousand years of cultivation, Xue Ying was already able to beat two stage three World Deities—Venomous Ying and Dong Xiao—like stray dogs; they did not have the slightest ability to retaliate. Just thinking of it left him feeling somewhat terrified. He was too young. After a few tens of thousands more years passed, what level would Dong Bo Xue Ying even reach?
“Dong Bo!” The nearby Venomous Ying World Deity clenched her teeth. “Monarch Wu Chen has personally made a promise to protect me! Do you truly wish to become his enemy? Monarch Wu Chen is very close in might to a powerful existence, and his master is the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Lord!”
“Oh? You’re saying that just dealing with you would make me Monarch Wu Chen’s enemy? I think you’re overestimating yourself.” Xue Ying sneered. “And even if I were to become Monarch Wu Chen’s enemy, do you really believe I’d give a crap?”
The Venomous Ying World Deity was stunned, and Dong Xiao was just as startled.
Would he care about it?
Indeed, Monarch Wu Chen’s strength was tyrannical, and he was one of the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Lord’s disciples; he had no need to fear Xue Ying in the slightest! But at the same time, would Xue Ying be afraid of him? He was such a person whose pride could afford to reach the heavens, being someone who had the upper hand over stage three World Deities with just a few thousand years of cultivation! On top of that, he was His Majesty’s personal disciple, and a Realm Lord on top of that. Would he really be afraid?
“Venomous Ying, there’s nothing more I can do.” Dong Xiao sighed. “Dong Bo’s strength far surpasses our expectations, and I’m finding myself now at wit’s end.
“You, you…” Venomous Ying’s expression was anxious.
“Venomous Ying, just be obedient and come with me to the Bloodshed God Palace. Why not just accept their investigation?” There was a now trace of ridicule in Xue Ying’s eyes. “If I really am wrongly accusing you, I’m afraid I’ll even suffer a punishment! It’s only if you truly committed a crime that the Bloodshed God Palace will punish you.
Venomous Ying’s complexion turned ugly. She had lied as she wished up until now, but she knew that, as soon as she was investigated by the Bloodshed God Palace, many holes would be revealed in her story.
While stealing massive amounts of faith energy was not considered a capital offense, and she could avoid the worst types of punishment, she would see plenty of hard times ahead! The punishment would still be extremely frightening. After being tortured and punished for many years…she might just find out after being let go that Xue Ying had already become a stage four World Deity. Should that time come, he would be able to bully her as he wished.
“No. I’m not going. There’s no way I’m going.” Venomous Ying World Deity seemed to have turned completely mad. She turned to Dong Xiao and said, “Dong Xiao, what is Monarch Wu Chen saying. Won’t he come?”
“Monarch Wu Chen isn’t from the Calm Sea Prefecture, and even if he rushed over in a Starfield Flying Ship, it would still take him quite a while to arrive.” Dong Xiao shook his head. “Don’t look at me. I’m sure you already understand that I simply have no way of resisting.”
Venomous Ying then anxiously turned to look toward Xue Ying, “Dong Bo Xue Ying, you’re very good, and I’ll be first to admit that I was overlooking you. I did not expect that the tiny peak Deity from back then would become this formidable in just a few thousand years! That being said, I will not go to the Bloodshed God Palace with you today even if I die. And if I say that I don’t want to go to the Bloodshed God Palace, what can you do about it?”
Hua hua hua~
Although the countless flowing white light shackles were surrounding them on all sides, they failed to trap the Venomous Ying World Deity in any way. Xue Ying was, after all, just a stage two World Deity, and his comprehension was simply insufficient. Although he could directly suppress the two, he could not seal Venomous Ying’s True Deity Heart or her World Deity Energy.
“Eh?” Xue Ying also found it unexpected that Venomous Ying would actually rather die than agree to go to the Bloodshed God Palace.
“Do you dare kill me? You have no evidence to prove my guilt, and neither do you have any right to kill a third stage World Deity with a fifth rank official position like me. Forget you, even the Calm Sea Prefecture Lord himself would have no right to kill me.” Venomous Ying looked at Xue Ying and sneered. “Kill me, and you will have gone against the laws of the Bloodshed God Palace!
The Venomous Ying World Deity looked at Xue Ying while also transmitting out a message to to inform Monarch Wu Chen that she was sealed off. “Monarch, Dong Xiao simply has no means to help me, and Xue Ying does not seem to plan on giving up. Quickly, come save me. You promised you would.”
What could he do?
His comprehension was still weak, and he was simply unable to seal the other party’s True Deity Heart. If his personal guard had been with him, as a legion of the Bloodshed God Palace, they had formation methods available which they could use to imprison the enemy. However, he had been in a hurry, so he passed through a spacetime tunnel alone, and the distance from his current location to the Nest of Myriad Devils was too large. Even if he dispatched a World Deity energy avatar together with the Starfield Flying Ship to bring back his personal guard, as soon as he was left without his Starfield Flying Ship, Dong Xiao would be able to immediately flee with Venomous Ying using a spacetime related secret technique.
If he sent his Starfield Flying Ship back to bring his personal guard, the enemy would escape, but if he didn’t bring his personal guard over, he alone could neither seal nor capture Venomous Ying. Neither path was any good.
“We two are both members of the Bloodshed God Palace, and we must follow their laws. We cannot simply fight and kill as we wish.” Venomous Ying stared at Xue Ying. “I’m afraid there is no chance I’ll be going back to the Bloodshed God Palace with you on this day. In truth, you were only a Deity back then, so I had acted in a slightly excessive manner. Would I be so stupid as to become your enemy now?”
Her mouth kept spewing out words, but inwardly, she was anxiously waiting. The more time she could waste, the more hope there was that Monarch Wu Chen could hurry over! Once he arrived, he would be able to easily save her.
Hmph. Once Monarch Wu Chen saves me, there will be no chance for you to ever retaliate, Venomous Ying inwardly said. Since our enmity is already irreconcilable… Hmph, hmph, I’ll let you know what it means to offend me.
A great many schemes were brewing within Venomous Ying’s heart when all of a sudden—
A dazzling ray of red light streaked across the sky and faded away just as quickly. As soon as it appeared, it had already pierced Venomous Ying straight through. Her eyes went wide as she looked at the huge wound in the pit of her stomach. Xue Ying’s Scarlet Cloud Spear was hanging from her chest, and a large amount of blood splattered all over the place and onto her immense tail.
“You, you would dare?!” The Venomous Ying World Deity couldn’t help but stare wide-eyed.
Hong, hong, hong! Immediately after, the other nine Xue Yings simultaneously struck out with their own spears. This assault was different from the one before, which only sought to coerce her and suppress her. By now, each move seemed to spare no mercy.
Venomous Ying’s body was completely split open in an instant, and it took no more than one attack for her True Deity Heart to be destroyed.
“Luminous Sun” was a very hard and focused art, and it was now being employed through nine World Deity bodies. Venomous Ying, now without the support provided by the arrays from the Nest of Myriad Devils, was completely crushed; her True Deity Heart was extinguished, and her body died on the spot.
Nearby, a region where the void had been split open and was now flowing in a disorderly and turbulent manner gradually recovered its stillness.
The ten Xue Yings put away their spears.
Only the poisoned trident and several materials left behind by Venomous Ying were still floating in the void.
“Hmph, you’re saying I would not dare kill you? I have treasures with which I can obscure spacetime, making it impossible to turn back time for an investigation. There simply isn’t any evidence to prove I was the one who killed you,” the black-robed Xue Ying coldly said. In the Deity world, anyone who sought to murder someone would bring along treasures to obscure spacetime as to block future investigation. Only then would they carry out their assassination. If a murder was done this way, it was simply impossible to discover any evidence.
Nearby, Dong Xiao was staring wide-eyed at the scene.
Xue Ying turned his head to the man and said, “Oh, what’s this? Dong Xiao, did you see anything?”
“I…I didn’t see anything happen,” Dong Xiao said with a mixture of eagerness and nervousness. “Not only did I not see anything, a witness couldn’t even be considered evidence! If I just said some random name, would that make them a murderer? A witness can’t be considered evidence, and without conclusive, undeniable evidence, it is impossible to say someone is guilty of a crime. Don’t worry, don’t worry. There are plenty of murderers out there who carry out their deeds in this manner, and none of them have ever been discovered. Your Highness, please let off this underling. Please let me off.”