Chapter 522: Passing on the Message
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying looked on from the side. It was easy for him to guess that his father-in-law must have used an isolating treasure to prevent people from finding the hidden object.
Ka~ Jing Qiu extended her tender, white hand and pointed forward. In response, a large part of icy layer on the planet’s surface was torn apart and began to float away. Quickly after, the enormous layer of ice also dissipated. Considering how powerful stage four World Deities were, they could easily destroy entire planets without having to use more than a strand of their power, nevermind this layer of ice that was no more than a few thousand kilometers deep.
The entire layer of ice melted into nothingness with the exception of several ice crystals which remained completely unharmed.
“This should be it.” As Jing Qiu waved her hand, the icy crystal dust landed on her palm. “Let’s go.”
The two returned to the Starfield Flying Ship. Back on board, Jing Qiu began to speak, “This should be father’s Cultivation Eden treasure.” Jing Qiu looked at the dust sitting on her palm. “Since father decided to send his avatar into the ruins of the Lake Heart Island, it’s only natural that he wouldn’t bring his cultivation eden treasure along with him. But now he’s stuck within Lake Heart Island, a place known to be riddled with danger. He’s even being pursued by the Nine Yang Palace Head and the other four, and there other experts might be joining in as well soon. Ai…”
Jing Qiu’s eyes were filled with anxiety.
“Jing Qiu, let’s just go to the ruins of the Lake Heart Island too. What do you say?” Xue Ying said.
Jing Qiu looked up at Xue Ying, a startled expression on her face. “Xue Ying, you want us to go over to Lake Heart Island? That, that’s just too dangerous! There’s no need to do such a thing. You have no obligation to risk your life for the sake of my father.”
In truth, Jing Qiu had also been planning to go over and help her father, but she wasn’t willing to drag Xue Ying along into such a dangerous situation.
“Hahaha, your husband’s true body is in the material realm, so what should I be afraid of? Should worst come to worst, this body will simply perish inside the ruins of the Lake Heart Island.” Xue Ying laughed out loud. “On top of that, lately, I’ve started to feel like I’m nearing a bottleneck in my cultivation. My affinity with the dao of spacetime is not very good, and it will be quite difficult for me to further my cultivation in it. More importantly, I haven’t experienced any refinement through dangerous encounters in a very long time! I can even feel my will starting to slowly weaken.
“I’ve got to sharpen it some if I want to keep going.”
“A blade will only get sharper if properly honed. If the live I live is too safe, it would only end up eroding my will,” Xue Ying said. “You and I both have the power of stage four World Deities, while ordinary ruins simply aren’t that dangerous. The Lake Heart Island, on the other hand, is brimming with danger, and that alone would still make this adventure meaningful! I wish to go out at this time not only for the sake of saving father-in-law, but also to refine myself.”
Jing Qiu was moved to hear all of this. Was there really any need for Xue Ying to enter the ruins of the Lake Heart Island just for the sake of refining himself? It truly was too dangerous of a location for such a thing! Such a place far surpassed the level of danger Xue Ying would normally accept to face just for the sake of refining himself.
Xue Ying sent her a meaningful gaze. “I’ve already decided to go take this risk and enter the ruins of Lake Heart Island. Will you come with me?”
Jing Qiu gave a heavy nod. “We’ll go together!”
“Haha, we’ll have to make some preparations before we leave, though.” Xue Ying revealed a grin.
“Indeed, we need to make sure we’re ready.” Jing Qiu was clear of how dangerous the place they were about to enter was. She was still not sure that bringing Xue Ying along would be the correct choice or not, but she was well aware that Xue Ying had already made his decision. Naturally, Jing Qiu’s heart couldn’t help but warm up at the sight of this.
Flower petals were floating amidst a continuous chain of grand palaces. Inside a specific palace hall, the white-robed, beautiful Seventh Mei Yu, was currently in distress.
She had already become a World Deity, but a stage one World Deity like her was in no position to participate in the matter regarding her father.
“What should I do, father is being pursued.” Seventh Mei Yu could feel herself getting more and more worried.
A short while ago, her teacher, Monarch Mother Whirlpool, had left her with some information as well as an order, “Disciple, one of your father’s bodies, Monarch Mo Xue’s avatar, was killed by a team of experts. His other body is currently hiding inside of Lake Heart Island, but it is also being pursued. I’m afraid I cannot do anything about this matter! For the moment, it would be best if you remained here. You’re forbidden from going out and acting as you wish.”
While the information regarding Monarch Mo Xue’s situation had yet to truly spread, most stage four World Deities and powerful existences were already aware of this matter. The resentful Nine Yang Palace Head and Old Mother Withered Tree had even signaled stage four World Deities to occupy the Mo Xue Empire in secret!
Just a few days after the news were transmitted.
“Your Highness Seventh, our country is currently on the verge of total collapse. Most neighboring empires have begun eating into our Mo Xue Empire, and it’s looking more and more like the empire is doomed to fall.”
“Your Highness Seventh, the World Deity avatar of the third princess destroyed itself, and her palace has been occupied.”
“Various World Deities have betrayed the empire.”
“Little sister, do not come here.”
“Little sister, we’re all fine, but the empire won’t be able to continue standing.”
A great volume of news had arrived, further increasing the worry Seventh Mei Yu was feeling. Monarch Mo Xue had sent her a single message, “Little Seventh, do not leave Monarch Mother Whirlpool’s side. She’ll definitely protect you! This matter I’ve gotten myself into is nothing for you to worry about.”
She should not worry?
How could she not worry?
“I want to see teacher.” Seventh Mei Yu decided she would beg her teacher if she had to.
“Junior Disciple Sister, our teacher will not see you. She will not take action on this matter,” Monarch Mother Whirlpool’s attendant replied.
It only made sense that she would not involve herself.
This matter concerned too many experts, one of them even being the Nine Yang Palace Head. He was one of the Temporal Island Lord most beloved disciples, and his combat power was also extraordinary. Even if Monarch Mother Whirlpool was even more protective of her disciples, she would still not go into battle against several powerful existences for their sake.
Having returned to his supervisor envoy residence, Xue Ying was now getting ready to head on to the rumored ruins of the Lake Heart Island.
“What?” Xue Ying soon received news that the entire Mo Xue Empire, having gone through storm and wind and rain, was now on the verge of complete collapse.
“Xue Ying, what should we do?” Jing Qiu asked. “My father’s other body is still trapped in the distant ruins of the Lake Heart Island, and the surrounding empires have already begun their invasions on his empire. For them to be so daring must mean that they’re obtained the support of a powerful existence.”
Xue Ying noded.
Most stage four World Deities would not really care about the size of their empire. Furthermore, Monarch Mo Xue had not truly died.
“About that, I think I can solve this problem,” Xue Ying said. Having said that, he operated his communication wristband to begin talking with some people.
“Monarch Chen Yi, it’s me, Dong Bo Xue Ying!”
“Your Highness Dong Bo, such a rare occasion. Why have you looked for me?”
“I’ve received word regarding Monarch Mo Xue’s current situation. I had the grace of receiving Monarch Mo Xue’s guidance back during the Myriad Flower Feast, and his kindness is something I could never forget. We don’t even know for whether he’s alive alive or dead at this moment, and I’m afraid there’s nothing I can do about that. However, I do wish I could at least the Mo Xue Empire he created.”
“Oh… so Monarch Mo Xue had actually done Your Highness a favor in the past.”
Xue Ying began spreading the word.
After so many stage four World Deities having visited him over the years, he naturally had a way to contact them. He had already finished speaking with more than ten overlords whose territories were close to the empire. For him to have done such a thing represented that Monarch Mo Xue had done Xue Ying a great favor, and that Xue Ying truly wished to protect his empire!
Xue Ying even asked the people he contacted to help spread the message to various other powers!
In the Mo Xue Empire.
The graceful, luxurious fifth princess, World Deity He Xue was standing in mid-air, staring furiously toward a mighty team of soldiers led by a stage three World Deity.
“Even you dared to betray my Mo Xue Empire?” the beautiful He Xue asked in anger. “General Chen, my father has never treated you unfairly.”
“Monarch’s True Deity Heart is going to soon crumble, and he even ended up offending several powerful existences. Fifth princess, there’s nothing I can do about this,” the long-bearded World Deity in the lead replied indifferently. “Fifth princess, you should not attempt to resist. If you do, there’s no telling that a careless strike won’t kill you. That would be a shame.”
“Good, very good.” He Xue’s heart was overcome with sorrow.
Her other body had already left the place, yet seeing the enormous empire which his father had governed crumble apart and turn into ashes, she could not help but weep.
However, all of a sudden, the expression displayed by the long-bearded World Deity changed. An obvious frown on his face, he waved his hand and ordered, “Everyone, disperse!”
His subordinates were at a loss and World Deity He Xue was just as stunned.
On the same day, every last one of the surrounding empires which had been invading the Mo Xue Empire turned tail and left. Before long, the empire had already regained its peace and stability, leaving many of the World Deities still loyal and Monarch Mo Xue’s daughters in a daze Very soon, a certain piece of information reached their ears—the personal disciple of His Majesty, Xue Ying, had sent down word.
He said that, during the Myriad Flower Feast, he had the grace of receiving Monarch Mo Xue’s guidance. He also hinted at the idea that he wished to protect the Mo Xue Empire!
Such words were said by Xue Ying!
Most stage four World Deities would not dare offend him just to continue the assault on the Mo Xue Empire!
Even Old Mother Withered Tree, the Prison Dragon Emperor, and the Nine Yang Palace Head ceased all hostilities on the empire after hearing of it. After all, the potential Xue Ying had already displayed was terrifying, and it was well-known that he would most likely reach the level of the three ancestors as soon as he became a powerful existence. Furthermore, Xue Ying merely sought to protect an empire, and not Mo Xue himself. Naturally, nobody had refused to show him any face and continue attacking.
Seventh Mei Yu, who was under the apprenticeship of Monarch Mother Whirlpool, had also received word of it.
Dong Bo spread word that he wishes to defend the Mo Xue Empire? Seventh Mei Yu was stunned. The teenager by whose side she participated in the Myriad Flower Feast had already advanced to such a stage. As soon as he released that message, the various powers felt obliged to show him some respect. He did all this just because of that time when father taught him once?
Seventh Mei Yu heart swelled with gratitude, despite not being aware that Xue Ying was actually her brother-in-law.