Chapter 512: Retreat
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
As the enormous bone spears clashed against the Scarlet Cloud Spear, Xue Ying could feel layer upon layer of power eating away at his weapon, jolting him into a stumble.
“Are absolute arts really so formidable? You, a new stage three World Deity, are able to transcend your realm and resist me in a fight?” Monarch Cang Yong was quite furious. Throughout his past as a stage four World Deity, he did not even once place any stage three World Deity in his eyes. While Xue Ying was not quite his match, the gap wasn’t exceptionally large either.
“Be careful, Dong Bo Xue Ying.” a voice entered Xue Ying’s mind directly. “Monarch Cang Yong’s attacks might seem very overbearing at a glance, but their nature is more sinister, and his speciality lies more in permeating, eroding and destroying his opponent’s defenses.”
At the same time, the silvery-haired girl in the distance was operating countless sword lights to aid in the offense against Monarch Cang Yong.
“Cang Yong, why have you come to my Eastern Region City?” Xue Ying swept his spear horizontally, releasing a ferocious force that spanned a few billion kilometers.
“You mean to say that I should have just disregarded the fact that you killed my subordinate?” Monarch Cang Yong instead threw himself forward to parry the incoming strike using one of his bone spears.
“Who are you trying to fool? You are trying so hard when your subordinate lost nothing more than his avatar?” Xue Ying sneered. He was aware of his disadvantage when it came to the usage of the Profound Mysteries, and that his luminous force, while very strong in terms of the strength and speed it granted, was merely at the second boundary of the third volume, so he was bound to have a hard time holding on by relying on it alone. As he saw himself fall into a rough spot, Xue Ying’s spear technique suddenly changed. He was about to display his killing move.
As the spear moved in a thrusting motion, everything in its surroundings began to crumble apart. The weapon was bringing about a destructive force focused completely on a point of extremity. The power of his attack was incredibly compressed, giving it a truly frightening penetrative force.
What? This move…? Startled, Monarch Cang Yong immediately moved his two spears in a round motion which sent out a large amount of concentric ripples.
As Xue Ying’s spearhead clashed against the concentric ripples, Monarch Cang Yong’s expression began to change.
“Again.” Xue Ying was being truly valiant, his strikes incomparably fierce.
He did not display the World Prison and his other techniques, and neither did he let his body get too close to his opponent. After all, the battle had started too quickly, and he had no way of refining his other secret techniques! His Time Immemorial Body, for instance, had yet to be refined further. Instead, he was using his destruction spear technique which was now his specialty, as the move he originally formed through fusing the three Deity Hearts—the World, Chaotic and Extremity Deity Hearts. This was the only move Xue Ying was able to display and improve at the moment.
His assault was assisted by many sword lights coming from the side which were no weaker than Xue Ying’s own strikes.
The two of them teaming up together put Monarch Cang Yong in a momentary bind.
Damn this! How can this Dong Bo Xue Ying be so powerful? With how powerful he is, how am I supposed to capture him? Actually, forget capturing him, I probably can’t even kill him right now. Monarch Cang Yong looked toward the distant silvery-haired girl dressed in white robes. This mysterious girl is still a Deity and she has yet to grasp a World Deity domain. However, she can still fight against me by relying on her secret technique. Meanwhile, Dong Bo is just a new stage three World Deity, but when he uses his absolute art and that spear technique together… Both of my opponents are way weaker than me. If I were to fight them one-on-one, I could have had some hope of defeating them as long as I was willing to spend some time, but now that the two of them are teaming up together, there’s no way I’ll win the battle within an hour.
Where did this mysterious girl even pop up from? And how come she just happened to be within Eastern Region City at such a time? Monarch Cang Yong was muttering inwardly.
All of a sudden, Monarch Cang Yong’s expression paled even further as he looked behind him. He saw a Starfield Flying Ship appear in the distant starry sky with an amiable-looking old man standing at its deck. However, while the old man was simply watching the battle from afar, he was also releasing a pressure that could engulf the boundless and endless starry sky. A faint illusory dragon head even seemed to have appeared somewhere in the vast starry sky.
“Calm Sea Prefecture Master!” Monarch Cang Yong’s heart trembled.
He undoubtedly had great potential, but he was still younger by an entire generation.
The Calm Sea Prefecture Master was one of the figures who had already lived for far too long, and his age was comparable to Monarch Mo Xue. For him to have lived for so long without going crazy or going on to reincarnate, his combat power was bound to be suitably high. He was publicly recognized as having combat power comparable to powerful existences! The only reason he was acknowledged to be weaker than Monarch Mo Xue… was that he had yet to come out of a battle with a powerful existence without losing out.
In any case, it was certain that Monarch Cang Yong could not hope to defeat him.
Now that the mysterious lady is helping Dong Bo, I couldn’t have defeating him even if the Calm Sea Prefecture Master didn’t come. I have to flee! Monarch Cang Yong did not hesitate to turn around and leave. He had been holding the initiative from the very start, and his array was in control of the surroundings, so he could quickly retreat if he so wished. Furthermore, he had kept the array in place as he stepped onto his Starfield Flying Ship. Only then did he leave through a tunnel in spacetime.
“Your Highness Dong Bo, I, Cang Yong, will return in a few days with gifts and a formal apology. For now, this Old Dragon is somewhat troublesome to deal with, so I’ll have to leave first,” Monarch Cang Yong’s voice entered Xue Ying’s mind directly. As he heard those words, Xue Ying was left with a dazed expression on his face.
He’d come with gifts and a formal apology?
His side had been at a constant disadvantage in the previous battle, yet his opponent was actually planning to bring gifts and formally apologize?
After killing World Deity Shen Tu, I’ve been feeling that something was wrong about the fact that he sent his subordinate’s avatar over in person. Not only that, but now that he knows he can’t win, he’s actually going to issue a formal apology? Is there something he needs from me? Xue Ying could not help but conjure an image of the mysterious black sphere in his mind. Hmph hmph. I’ll just wait until he comes back to counter his offer.
If he had some time to consolidate his combat power, he would not longer have a need to be afraid of Cang Yong.
“Dong Bo.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master flew over with a smile.
At the same time, the white-robed girl with silver hair who was standing somewhere in the distance descended into the Eastern Region City and then disappeared.
Xue Ying sent a glance in her direction, but then decided to just welcome the Calm Sea Prefecture Master first. “Prefecture Master.”
“You’ve actually become a stage three World Deity already?” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master let out a sigh as he stored his Starfield Flying Ship. “In terms of time, if I’m not mistaken, you haven’t cultivated for more than 40,000 years, right?”
“39,000 years to be exact,” Xue Ying answered.
The time spent in an accelerated environment was not counted in one’s cultivation age.
The reason was that, in a time-accelerated environment, one would ponder their secret techniques and secret skills, while one’s comprehension of the world could only be done in a normal time flow.
“That’s incredible. In the entire history of the Deity world and Dark Abyss, the fastest person to have ever become a stage three World Deity was the Flying Snow Manor Lord, but even he had to spend a total of 53,000 years.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master sighed. “You actually spent no more than 39,000 years. Your talent is truly to be admired.”
Those who could create records were all extraordinary.
Xue Ying hurriedly replied, “I could not have done so without some fortunate circumstances.”
First of all, the aspects of world, chaos, and extremity, were all different directions that he had begun comprehending ever since he was still a Transcendent. By the time he became a Deity, he had already grasped hold of the True Meaning of Mirage, the True Meaning of Star, and the True Meaning of Extreme Piercing. As such, he had a relatively easier time with his cultivation of these three True Meanings. Meanwhile, was clearly weaker in terms of his comprehension of spacetime, and he would most likely take a very, very long time to finish comprehending it.
On top of that, he had received from help from the black sphere. He might have only been lacking by a small bit before he could breach the bottleneck, but that would have still been enough to leave him stuck for twenty of thirty thousand years. The image created by the black sphere was truly mystical, and it gave him many ideas which enabled him to break through his bottleneck and simultaneously set a new record.
“Everyone able to set a record had their own set of fortunate circumstances that allowed them to reach that level.” The Calm Sea Prefecture Master sighed in praise. “There are records for becoming a stage one, or a stage two World Deity in the Deity World, and even stage four World Deities and powerful existences have their own records! Every last one of the record holders is an amazing expert in their own way. Once news of this spreads, haha, Dong Bo, your name will most likely reach the years of everyone in the entire Deity world and Dark Abyss.”
Xue Ying continued chatting with the prefecture master for about the time it took to brew a cup of tea until the Calm Sea Prefecture Master left. It was clear that the prefecture master was trying to become closer to him.
All of the historical record holders ended up becoming truly outstanding figures.
Of the record holders—Monarch Green, Monarch Extermination, the Flying Snow Manor Lord and the Temporal Island Lord, it was only Monarch Extermination who ended up dying prematurely because he went too crazy. The weakest one of the group was the Flying Snow Manor Lord, but even he had power at the level of the three ancestors. But now, Xue Ying broke the Flying Snow Manor Lord’s record. Everyone would have to weigh this fact in when they considered what heights Xue Ying might reach in the future. This was also one of the reasons Monarch Cang Yong had decided to only leave after speaking some softer words.
Had it merely been Xue Ying’s combat power that reached a stronger level, Monarch Cang Yong could have just invited someone to assist him and attack together! But with Xue Ying being the fastest person to have become a stage three World Deity, Cang Yong knew how unlikely it was to succeed in inviting someone to aid him. At the same time, he himself wasn’t too willing to offend Xue Ying considering this new status.
After parting ways with the prefecture master, Xue Ying descended to the supervisor envoy residence.
“Everyone may leave.” Xue Ying disregarded General Mo who had come over to fawn over him, as well as his subordinates. He had merely ordered everyone to leave and went over to his residence.
Before long, he landed by the side of a vast lake.
There, he looked toward a nearby corridor out of which the dark-blue-robed Jing Qiu came walking with a smile. “Xue Ying.”
“Were you watching the battle just now?” Xue Ying chuckled.
“Mn.” Jing Qiu seemed to be in a great mood. “The entire prefecture is likely talking about you right now.”
Jing Qiu was stunned to see Xue Ying suddenly grabbing her hand.
“Let’s walk along the lake,” Xue Ying said.
“Mn.” Jing Qiu lightly nodded.
The couple walked together along the lake’s shore, but Xue Ying did not speak a word all the while. His mood was quite complicated, continuously shifting up and down. Jing Qiu could vaguely sense this to be true as well.
Without warning, a bird swooped down to catch a fish, which sent ripples out along the lake’s surface. Seeing this, Xue Ying finally turned to his wife and said, “Jing Qiu, you’re the silver-haired woman from before, right?”