Chapter 499: Reputation
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
As soon as he sent his consciousness into the storage treasure, Xue Ying immediately laid eyes upon countless shelves filled to the brim with pots and vases. Other than that, he saw all sorts of weird treasures and materials, and he also found a few Deity crystals faith stones. In addition, there were a large number of scrolls placed within, as well as other random goods piling up into mountains. A stage three World Deity who lived for several billion years like Venomous Ying had accumulated quite a large mass of treasures indeed.
It only makes sense that she would have so many many pots and vases on her, as an expert in hexing poison. I’ve long since heard that her skill with hexing poisons is formidable; there’s no chance I’ll ever give her the opportunity to make use of it, Xue Ying thought. The Venomous Ying World Deity indeed specialized in using hexing poison, but in the previous fight, Xue Ying had already arranged for his personal guard to protect his children and the rest. At the same time, he was personally able to completely resist any hexing poison that had spread through the void.
The more formidable a hexing poison, the harder it was to spread. Venomous Ying’s most formidable hexing poison was the one which she spread through her poisonous trident, but with Xue Ying’s extra nine bodies and ten spears attacking her together, she did not get any chance to use it.
With so many treasures and materials, there’s bound to be some precious stuff here. I’ll have to thoroughly check everything, Xue Ying thought.
“Father,” Dong Bo Yu shouted from the side. His eyes glimmered with excitement. The scene he saw on that day made him truly worship his father, especially after seeing his body expand to a towering size of several tens of millions of kilometers! It must be stated that the Xia Clan World was only about five million kilometers wide in total, a size that Xue Ying could easily reach with his Time Immemorial Body. In truth, that size couldn’t even be considered much. Someone who succeeded in training the Time Immemorial Body to its absolute limit would see their body become a real Time Immemorial Body, and a single finger of such a being would be a few times bigger than what Xue Ying had just shown.
But Dong Bo Yu was just a Deity, and he had spent the majority of his time in the Xia Clan World or the inner world of Crimson Rock Mountain. Because of this, his knowledge of the World Deity realm was rather shallow.
“Yu’er, is there a problem?” Xue Ying looked to his son.
“Father, I was hoping you might teach me a few things once we return to the official residence,” Dong Bo Yu replied.
Xue Ying laughed. “You brat, whenever I told you to cultivate until now, you were always so lazy. It’s such a rare thing so see you take the initiative and ask me to teach you.” What Xue Ying did not know was that after he revealed such an earth-shattering technique on that day, his son actually awakened to some lofty aspirations.
“Your Highness, Your Highness.”
Commander Bai Li Shang tore through the void to arrive in front of him all the way from the distance. His absolute respect was visible in spite of the tan covering his face. It was the sort of respect coming directly from his inner heart. “We have confirmed that the million Deities who were responsible for collecting faith energy within the Nest of Myriad Devils are all dead.”
“They’re really dead?” Xue Ying was startled. He had thought that Venomous Ying would have merely moved them to various other places, but he didn’t consider that she would really kill them all.
“Truly?” Xue Ying wanted to make sure.
“I can’t be 100% sure because the Venomous Ying World Deity only went through with the deed after obscuring the space time continuum,” Commander Bai Li Shang replied. “However, I’ve already ordered my men to question everyone and have received some information that many of lower ranking members of the Nest of Myriad Devils were not aware. Only the higher echelon World Deities knew of this: on the very day after Your Highness took on the position of supervisor envoy, Venomous Ying summoned all of those million Deities to her palace. After the doors to the palace went shut, none of those Deities were ever seen again!”
Xue Ying’s expression turned ashen-gray.
This Venomous Ying really was amazing—amazingly ruthless, that was.
Right on the day after he took on the position of supervisor envoy? Wasn’t that the same day when Ying Gu Liang had come to offer an apology? It seemed like as soon as the attempt at reconciliation failed, the Venomous Ying World Deity immediately killed all million of those people! She had destroyed every last strand of evidence.
That’s not right. How could it be that all those Deities just happened to be at the Nest of Myriad Devils at the same time? Xue Ying pondered. I’m afraid that, the very moment she heard that I became teacher’s personal disciple, she would have already summoned all of those subordinates and ordered them to stay within the Nest of Myriad Devils so that she could eliminate them at any time.
She only had to give the word for all of them to be killed. Xue Ying’s eyes turned icy. That is some ruthless behaviour indeed.
Xue Ying himself was also decisive when it came to killing people, but he would never so willfully slaughter innocent people. There were experts out there who had slaughtered weaker lifeforms because of the impact from their techniques, without even realizing it, but those people had not schemed to specifically massacre them. The Venomous Ying World Deity, on the other hand, had no qualms with killing all the Deities! As soon as she heard that the apology failed, she had immediately eliminated all of them.
Anyone who was not loyal to her had to be killed, leaving only death behind as evidence.
You think you’ve cleaned up all traces? Xue Ying had already made a certain decision in his heart.
While Xue Ying and the others swept through the Nest of Myriad Devils, news had already begun spreading like wildfire across the entire Calm Sea Prefecture!
From one point of view, the Calm Sea Prefecture was big, incredibly so. Travelers would have to spend quite a lot of time passing through it, even when using space teleportation arrays.
But from a different point of view, it could also be considered small, very small at that. By means of communication treasures, news could quickly and easily spread across the entire region! There were only so few experts in the highest echelon of the Calm Sea Prefecture, and they had long since set their eyes on this matter regarding Xue Ying and Venomous Ying. Naturally, it did not take long for the news to be known throughout the prefecture.
“This Dong Bo brat is indeed formidable.”
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master, an amiable, ever-smiling old man was in the middle of watering plants when he was reported this article of news by his attendant. As he heard it, he could not help but offer some praise.
A young man with delicate features by his side added, “That’s right, that’s right. He’s very formidable. Despite having cultivated only for so long, he could so easily devastate both the Venomous Ying World Deity and Dong Xiao. Such combat power would undoubtedly place him at the very top amongst stage three World Deities! He would most likely be close to General Wu in terms of strength. Furthermore, I’ve heard that he even killed Venomous Ying’s avatar!”
“Chun Hua, you brat, where did you even hear these news?” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master smiled as he shot a glance toward this young attendant of his.
“Hehehe, it came straight from the Heavenly Cloud Mountain. I would not dare say I’m certain, but I’m still about 80-90% sure,” the attendant replied. “From what I’ve heard, Venomous Ying sent her avatar over to the Heavenly Cloud Mountain as soon as Dong Bo Xue Ying took over the position of supervisor envoy. She went over to find Monarch Wu Chen.”
“Brother Wu Chen is mad about cultivation,” the Calm Sea Prefecture Master said. “He’s investigated many daos and plans to walk one of them in order to become a powerful existence. He is known to collect various treasures from all over the Deity world and the Dark Abyss. Venomous Ying likely had some sort of treasure she handed over to Brother Wu Chen, and it proved to be something he wanted. That’s likely why Brother Wu Chen decided to protect her.”
“It wasn’t wise of Monarch Wu Chen to have taken this decision.” The young attendant shook his head.
“Don’t you be disrespectful to your seniors!” the Calm Sea Prefecture Master shouted. “What do you, a brat, even know about this matter? Finding oneself blocked by that final obstacle, despite one’s only dream and desire being to break through and become a powerful existence, to truly transcend beyond eternity… For the sake of taking this step, what would such a person not dare to do?”
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master’s eyes vaguely shone with a strand of sharp light.
He was an old man even amongst stage four World Deities, so he clearly understood the thought process behind Wu Chen’s decision.
If he saw hope of transcending to reach eternity, even he, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master would disregard all in his path! He would not even hesitate to kill Xue Ying if that was what it took! Upon killing him, he would have to immediately betray the Bloodshed God Palace and rely on another superpower like the Temporal Island! For ancient cultivators like him, personal combat power was paramount. Any other form of authority was vain.
“Hehehe.” The young attendant immediately diverted the conversation away from this topic with a smile. “Prefecture master, how can Dong Bo Xue Ying be so formidable and strong in spite of him only being a stage two World Deity? Is it because he got to learn an absolute art?”
“Mn.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master nodded. “As His Majesty’s personal disciple, he should have already learned an absolute art.”
“An absolute art!” The attendant’s eyes brightened up. “If I could learn one, hehehe, I might be able to match the might of stage four World Deities.” He was a stage three World Deity.
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master shook his head and chuckled. “His realm was clearly a whole level lower, yet he could display such tyrannical strength. Everything has an equilibrium. Since absolute arts are so incredibly strong, learning them is sure to be extremely difficult. Just what kind of comprehension ability do you think Dong Bo Xue Ying has? If that same art was given to some ordinary stage two World Deity instead, they would have surely been so much slower than him. Furthermore, look at that Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master; he is known as one of the three ancestors, but he’s actually nothing more than a unique stage four World Deity. With his realm, it would have only made sense to see him become a powerful existence long ago, but, unfortunately, he was instead influenced by some absolute art.”
“Oh.” The young attendant nodded.
“All things considered, this Dong Bo brat is still amazing. At the rate he cultivates, he’ll likely become a stage three World Deity within a hundred thousand years. By then, his combat power will become even more amazing.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master laughed.
It was not just this strongest expert in the Calm Sea Prefecture, the Calm Sea Prefecture Master, that was astonished. All of the stage three World Deities, like the famous General Wu and other high ranked people like King Cong Shi and the White Sand City Lord, couldn’t quite believe what they had heard. The White Sand City Lord had even let out a sigh upon receiving the news. The combat power of this brother of mine is improving at breakneck speeds. Even I, his elder brother, cannot be truly certain I can win over him. Mn. I have to go over and have a match with him. The White Sand City Lord left his city as soon as the news got to him and headed straight toward Eastern Region City.