Chapter 502: 30,000 Years
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
“She’s a wanted criminal now?” The White Sand City Lord was holding a wine flask, slowly pouring wine for Xue Ying and himself. After he finished pouring for the two of them, he said, “Brother Dong Bo, what exactly did you even do to make the Bloodshed God Palace dispatch a squadron to capture Venomous Ying? Unless I’m mistaken, the Bloodshed God Palace only dispatches a team when there’s sufficient evidence, and it’s only after the officials responsible for such matters are informed that they’ll send down the order.”
Xue Ying flashed a mysterious smile. “They just received the evidence they needed. I went to the Temporal Temple to obtain all the relevant information regarding past collection of faith energy from every single planet with life within the entire White Yang Starfield.”
“That’s quite the ruthless move. How much was it?” White Sand asked.
“Three billion,” Xue Ying replied, unable to hide his aching heart.
“Nobody else would do such a thing!” The White Sand City Lord sighed. “That Nest of Myriad devils collects faith energy from a total of thirty-two starfields, and they’ve been doing so over a long period of time. Your evidence was based solely on the past ten thousand years of collection from a single starfield. Usually, such a meager level of corruption would not be worth dispatching a first class legion squadron over. Venomous Ying also has that older brother of hers, so those officials won’t be too harsh or demanding. At most, they would have first given an order to question her! She could have found a scapegoat, saying the crime was caused by a greedy subordinate of hers, and she would only have had to pay a fine of several times the original amount for this matter to be easily covered. Or so would have happened in most cases.
“Unfortunately for her, it was you, ‘His Highness Dong Bo,’ who acted this time! Those officials immediately took to your side, and they surely passed a swift judgement to send the legion over and capture her directly.” The White Sand City Lord shook his head and laughed. “To think that you would frighten Venomous Ying to the extent that she would rather run away, not daring to even approach the Bloodshed God Palace.”
Xue Ying replied, “It’s like she has a ghost in her heart.”
“Is there a superpower out there who can truly say they’re clean? Can someone who’s done no wrongs truly feed the lives of so many subordinates?” the White Sand City Lord remarked.
“I’m aware of that, but it’s also true that the people who are as greedy as Venomous Ying are a minority,” Xue Ying retorted. “Throughout the eastern region of the Calm Sea Prefecture, the overall situation dealing with the collection of faith energy is still within norms; it’s only those thirty-two starfields under the governance of the Nest of Myriad Devils that reported a much smaller value than normal.”
The White Sand City Lord nodded. “That’s true. Other superpowers who don’t have any strong background with the Bloodshed God Palace would never dare be so rampant. In most cases, their greed will bring them to subvert a slight amount of faith energy, like 10 or 20%! Venomous Ying was much more ruthless than that.”
“The mistake she made falls within my authority as a supervisor envoy. Nobody can call me out for the way I deal with her. If she wants someone to blame, she should blame herself for seeking death!” Xue Ying casually said. “This time, she simply had Monarch Wu Chen protecting her, or she would have never been able to escape the legion with her own combat power.”
“In any case, she’s no longer a cause for concern.” The White Sand City Lord continued drinking his wine. “The Bloodshed God Palace already placed her on an arrest-on-sight list, so she has to be prudent at all times. She can’t even enter any of the territories ruled by the Bloodshed God Palace! Since she no longer has an official rank, anyone can just kill her as they please.”
Xue Ying nodded.
At the moment, Venomous Ying was restricted in how she could move, yet it was still difficult to find any trace of her.
Even so, it was no cause for concern. Xue Ying’s combat power was still weak, so he had room to rapidly improve in a short period of time. Naturally, the further he improved, the more time he would need to advance further! Passing stage three to become a stage four World Deity, he would need a much longer time than previously. But the process of becoming a powerful existence as a stage four World Deity… it was like a gulf between the heaven and earth! Many heaven-shakings talent would fail to ever take this final step. In any case, Xue Ying was still only at the stage where he was trying to become a stage three World Deity, and that, in addition with his absolute art, would be enough to make him a tyrannical figure in most circles. By then, he would only have to spend a little more effort in searching for Venomous Ying and finding an apt opportunity to eliminate her directly.
In reality, Xue Ying had already begun to disregard Venomous Ying. Right now, he was already more concerned about the one who had once led him into the realm of Transcendents, the Eternal Wind Knight, Chi Qiu Bai. Chi Qiu Bai had always taken care of him, and they had long since developed a good relationship. Xue Ying found the feeling of seeing Chi Qiu Bai die very hard to bear.
The only issue was that he could not hope to enter the Dark Abyss with his current combat power!
The Deity World and the Dark Abyss were at odds. Only a powerful existence might hope to entertain some friendly relations between the two, but, at a fundamental level, World Deities would slaughter each other on sight. Great Demonic Gods would not give a damn about Xue Ying’s identity. As soon as they laid eyes upon an outsider from the Deity world, they would immediately think up any way to either kill them or capture them alive for use in all sorts of bloody experiments. It must be stated that the will of the abyss would reward any abyss lifeforms for killing outsiders.
Meanwhile, the will of the material realm focused more on blessing and protection. Against a form of life found within the material realm, even the killing power of the Bloodshed God Emperor would drop rapidly. Without the right pledge, such beings could kill stage two World Deities from a single thought at most. Inside the Deity world or the Dark Abyss, the Bloodshed God Emperor and other existences of his level would be at least a few times stronger.
The will of the abyss, however, focused more on such matters like killing, swallowing, blood, and darkness. The lifeforms from the Dark Abyss would be rewarded the more they killed, especially so for killing those from the Deity world or the material world.
As such, unless he had sufficient combat power, Xue Ying would be immediately surrounded and attacked as soon as entered.
After I have the combat power of the topmost stage four World Deity, I’ll definitely go in. At that level, I won’t be so easily killed even by the sovereigns of the abyss, Xue Ying thought. Any sovereign within the Dark Abyss would be a stage four World Deity at the very least. Eternal Wind, I hope you can hold on for a bit longer. Considering the techniques those Great Demonic God usually employ, they’ll likely be torturing you for a long period of time.
At the thought of that, Xue Ying felt his heart ache. Finding himself helpless to do anything at the moment, he instead wished that the Great Demonic God would torture and imprison him for a little longer until he could help him. What a joke.
At a continuous chain of black palaces where countless beauties were moving about, Venomous Ying was currently staying within one of the more desolate courtyards.
She gazed at the endless starry sky in the distance, looking in the direction of the territory ruled by the Bloodshed God Palace.
Damn it! If only I could have forced Dong Bo Xue Ying into self-detonation back then, thus preventing him from participating in the Myriad Flower Feast; things would have been much easier now. Even though forcing him to die would have placed some responsibility on me, I would not have been the one who killed him, but he who suicided! The Venomous Ying World Deity felt as if countless ants were gnawing at her heart. Had he not participated in the Myriad Flower Feast, he would not have become His Majesty’s disciple; he would not have risen up so fiercely, nor would he have an absolute art. A stage two World Deity could actually suppress me. Venomous Ying was experiencing all sorts of emotions, from jealousy, to envy, and to deep unwillingness.
Had she obtained the full version of the “Myriad Poison Record” instead of a remnant piece, it would surely have been at the level of an absolute art. The difference was huge! Similarly, the secret techniques within the Sealed World Pagoda were all merely small parts of the entire absolute art.
It’s already too late to regret it. Too late… Venomous Ying once more turned her vision in the direction of the distant territory of the Bloodshed God Palace. She could have been even crueler and more ruthless, yet she would have still felt helpless at the moment.
After all, she clearly accepted that she would not have to be very careful of the brat which she previously disregarded. After all, considering his terrifying rate of growth, he would easily become an overlord of a part of the Deity world before long, and she could not afford to stir such an existence.
The more time passed, the wider the gap between the two of them would become!
If only…if only I could become a stage four World Deity. Venomous Ying gritted her teeth. The pride in her heart let her harbor a strand of hope.
Time was merciless.
The Xia Clan World underwent huge transformations; more Transcendents were now emerging, and the human population grew ever larger. In fact, it reached the extent that training via entering Crimson Rock Mountain World had become a common method. Since Xue Ying now controlled Crimson Rock Mountain, he saw no need to hide the matter any longer. He was, after all, the personal disciple of the Bloodshed God Emperor, and it was a given that he could shoulder the responsibility of the mountain.
In that same time, however, the Deity world and the Dark Abyss remained practically the same.
To an ordinary Deity, thirty thousand years was a very short period of time.
Within that same period of time, Xue Ying’s influence within the Calm Sea Prefecture grew even further. Such people like the White Sand City Lord, General Wu, King Cong Shi, and many others experts of that level were coming to greet him, even extending a hand of friendship. It was very clear by now that Xue Ying would soon become a stage three World Deity, which would make his combat power even more terrifying. Naturally, Xue Ying’s influential power was huge.
Even Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao had become disciples under some of the topmost experts within the entire Calm Sea Prefecture! The Calm Sea Prefecture Prefecture Master’s second prince himself and others like him would have no option but to politely receive them. As for Xue Ying himself? He had long since surpassed people of the second prince’s level.
As Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao found more to interact with, their horizons broadened further and further. They quickly discovered that Deities rarely ever became disciples under superpowers since their short lifespans assured they would die before long. It was only World Deities who would live for a relatively longer period of time. The two of them became extremely hardworking in their cultivation. Having inherited some of the talent of their parents, they both had long since become peak Deities. However, even they did not find it so easy to become World Deity.
However, there was another reason for their rate of improvement being stifled—Xue Ying and Jing Qiu did not allow their children to absorb faith stones! Both two husband and wife had long discussed and agreed that before that they would not let their children absorb faith energy. It was only if they seemed like they could not become World Deities within their lifetimes that they would be allowed to do so.