Chapter 509: Discovery
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Monarch Cang Yong stood there, as tall and large as ever. His very presence was enough to leave the surrounding world trembling. Looking at World Deity Shen Tu in front of him from his position above, he growled, “Scram!”
“Yes, your subordinate will now retreat.”
World Deity Shen Tu excused himself with fear and trepidation. Under normal circumstances, he was the left shoulder and right arm of the monarch, who placed a lot of value on him. But now, from the single word, ‘scram’, he received, it was clear that Monarch Cang Yong’s anger had reached its boiling point. However, World Deity Shen Tu did not find this surprising at all. He was very clear about how much the monarch had paid to get the relic. The relic might now be in Dong Bo’s hands, but it’s unlikely that he’ll put it in a safe location in quite some time! The monarch will definitely take the risk.
The empire, his subordinates, the authority he had, all of them were external means of getting power.
If it meant giving him a chance to improve his personal strength, he was willing to throw all else away!
In the dark space, Monarch Cang Yong slowly took his stead. From his position on the throne, he let out a low laughter.
There might be some setbacks and trouble still in the way, but at least I found out where the relic is! For a while, I thought that the relic might not even truly exist. Monarch Cang Yong’s eyes were filled with expectation and exuberance. I’ve only ended up chasing after every last one of those World Deities because I had no other choice. Who could have known that it was World Deity Shang Yi who ended up taking the relic away. Hmph hmph hmph. Those fools, they can’t even comprehend how precious the relic truly is. Even if it is in their possession, they have no way of using it!
With this treasure… once I get my hands on this treasure, my combat power will increase by leaps and bounds! I’ll definitely become one the top few stage four World Deities, and I’ll even be able to fight off powerful existences. Monarch Cang Yong’s eyes were full of excitement.
Transcending one’s current realm in battle was extremely difficult to accomplish. Once a World Deity reached the fourth stage, they could begin to interact with the other laws, allowing them to grasp the other grade one Deity Hearts, therefore decreasing the gap between them and powerful existences. Some of them could even hope to match powerful existences in a fight! But even though their combat power was high enough, and they could even approach powerful existences in strength, they would still be lacking by a bit!
Only once someone fought an even fight with a powerful existence could they be said to have the power to match them.
Only one out of ten stage four World Deities would usually have the necessary skill.
Monarch Mo Xue, for instance, was an old man who lived for far too long, and he was one of the people who could do such a thing. There were some other outstanding overlords, such as Xue Ying’s eldest disciple brother, Hui Ming, who held huge reputations. Hui Ming was ranked at the very top amongst stage four World Deities, but his combat power was still only close to matching powerful existences in might. This was precisely because a fight where he got out undefeated against a powerful existence in direct battle had yet to occur!
After all, powerful existences lived for a very long period of time, and they were not experts easy to trifle with.
For the most part, even the most powerful stage four World Deities could only survive and flee when facing powerful existences. To fight one and not lose out was truly difficult.
If I succeed in obtaining the treasure, the increase in combat power will only be one side of it. The other advantage will be that I’ll certainly be able to comprehend more attentively, giving me a much greater chance of transcending the river of time. After my combat power increases, I’ll be able to adventure in even more dangerous areas and seek more opportunities to break through. In his heart, Monarch Cang Yong was already planning out his future. This relic is the greatest opportunity I’ll ever get! I have to obtain it!
Whoever dares stand between me and it shall die!
Monarch Cang Yong’s gaze was freezing.
Transcending the river of time was the ultimate goal of every single stage four World Deity. They could live for a few billion years, but if it meant giving them a chance of transcending into eternity, they were willing to do anything.
Dong Bo Xue Ying? Monarch Cang Yong sneered. He might be the Bloodshed God Emperor’s personal disciple, but there’s absolutely no chance that His Majesty will intervene during a normal battle.
There was nobody in the entire Deity world or Dark Abyss who was not aware of the Bloodshed God Emperor’s temper.
Even if were to kill Dong Bo’s body, he is still a Realm Lord, which means his true body is still inside his native mortal world. That basically means he cannot die. That makes even less likely that the Bloodshed God Emperor would act, Monarch Cang Yong thought. Even then, there’s no real point in me to force him into that state. Dong Bo will eventually become an overlord himself, so I’d rather give him some face and not killing him! I’ll just capture him, seal his True Deity Heart and take away all his treasures. I don’t even have to rob him of his other treasures. The only thing I want is the relic.
Monarch Cang Yong carefully thought up a plan of action.
As long as he wasn’t too ruthless, there would be some space to resolve the issue in the future.
If he were to really kill Xue Ying’s avatar at this time, the resulting enmity between the two of them would most likely be irreconcilable.
Even that would be from nothing more than my benevolence. Of course, if he wants to continue tangling himself in this situation, hmph, will I have any need to fear him after I get my hands on the relic? Monarch Cang Yong sneered. Once he obtained the treasure, he was fully confident that he would be able to transcend his realm and fight off even powerful existences.
I must prepare well and act with haste.
I’m going to have to set down an array and seal an area of half a trillion kilometers around his position. Even if the Calm Sea Prefecture Master were to come help him, the array would still delay him by a bit. Monarch Cang Yong kept refining his plan. In truth, he could very well eliminate Xue Ying in a single move, but seeing how the relic was at stake, he had to be a little more careful and not overreact. If his plan were to fail, he would incur losses of a level he could never afford! Hid determination was such that he would stop at nothing to get his hands on the relic.
Back in the Calm Sea Prefecture, in the official residence of the supervisor envoy in the Eastern Region City.
Xue Ying’s subordinates came rushing over one after another. More specifically, they were the commanders of his personal guard and the many stage two World Deity guests.
Xue Ying shook his head. “I was a whole bit too slow. Commander Bai Li has been assassinated by World Deity Shen Tu. However, I’ve personally killed Shen Tu’s assassin.”
“World Deity Shen Tu?” All of the commanders and guests were inwardly startled upon hearing that. Shen Tu was a well-known stage three World Deity who specialized in assassination and subterfuge, but Xue Ying had dealt with him just like that? He had failed to escape him?
“Alright, everyone may withdraw,” Xue Ying sent them off. His mood was clearly sour.
While he had managed to kill off the avatar of the perpetrator, one of his personal guard commanders had been killed off completely!
“Yes.” All of them rapidly withdrew.
Jing Qiu even signaled Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao to leave.
Only Jing Qiu stayed behind with Xue Ying. “Xue Ying, to think that Monarch Cang Yong would actually send someone over to assassinate one of your commanders right in our residence. Is everything alright with you?”
“There is no point in thinking too much about it. I am helpless to face Monarch Cang Yong off,” Xue Ying replied. “This time, I ended up killing his subordinate’s avatar, which can be considered as letting out my frustrations. Even so, I’m still the one who lost out, since my commander was the only one to truly die. I guess this whole matter will end with this.”
“Mn.” Jing Qiu also nodded.
The way the two of them saw it, Bai Li Shang had died while World Deity Shen Tu had merely lost an avatar, so the entire matter would likely see no aftermath.
In truth, their expectations were not incorrect, but they had no way of knowing that a very important treasure had landed right in Xue Ying’s hands after World Deity Shen Tu’s death, making it impossible for Monarch Cang Yong to just stop there.
The two chatted with each other as they walked off. At the same time, Xue Ying was keeping busy by sweeping through the treasures obtained World Deity Shen Tu’s avatar after its death. At first, he was just casually sending his senses through. After all, with how much treasure he acquired from inheriting the Crimson Rock Mountain, he would normally disregard whatever a stage three World Deity could have.
What’s this? Xue Ying probing quickly discovered the black sphere placed within the wooden box, as well as the countless uneven veined patterns on its surface. A cursory glance at the extremely mysterious and mystical patterns on the sphere was sufficient to give Xue Ying a profound vision of the vast starry sky. At that moment, he understood that the sphere was sure to be an extremely mystical treasure.
He finished the discussion with his wife and then immediately went into closed-doors cultivation to study the item.
Within his underground palace, Xue Ying placed the wooden box on the ground and opened it, revealing the black sphere within.
This certainly is a mysterious treasure, but how can it be used? Xue Ying was left somewhat confused. His current experience was not sufficient to allow him to determine the uses of the black sphere.
In the void outside the Eastern Region City, a Starfield Flying Ship flew out in an overbearing manner. At the deck of the ship stood a cold man with a bald head and a row of bone spears protruding from his back. As he looked out toward the distant Eastern Region City, an unseen power began spreading out.
Within moments, the entire Eastern Region City entered his World Deity domain.
I’ve come, my precious! Monarch Cang Yong’s eyes were filled with fervor. He had waited far too long for this day.