Chapter 561: Preparation
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
After Xue Ying withdrew, he headed towards the Crimson Stone Courtyard.
“Senior Disciple Brother.”
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo.”
The inner disciples and honorary disciples under the God Emperor within the Crimson Stone Courtyard had to politely greet Xue Ying when they see him. At this current generation, underneath the powerful existences… Xue Ying was the only personal disciple of the God Emperor, and also the Eldest Disciple Brother of all of them. Furthermore, the news that Xue Ying had a combat power of a stage four World Deity had long been publicized, and all of them accepted it wholeheartedly.
What they did not know though was that after Xue Ying experienced an encounter within the Lake Heart Island, cultivating the “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” and “Luminous Sun” fourth boundary successfully, he had a combat power comparable to that of a powerful existence already.
Just as he walked past the bent of a corridor, he saw a black metallic man walking towards him. Xue Ying determined with a glance that this was not an ordinary living being, and should be a battle puppet, and the aura it was emitting should have reached that of a stage four World Deity.
“Your Highness Dong Bo.” the black metallic man walked over, saying politely, “Under His Majesty’s orders, I am here to pass over several matters to you.”
“So fast?” Xue Ying was startled as he looked at this black metallic man.
“This is the communication treasure.” The black metallic man passed over a blood-colored ring.
During that juncture Xue Ying recei ed it, he had refined the ring by sending his World Deity energy into it. Immediately, he discovered many functions within this ring. Via this ring, he could actually control all the Bloodshed Taverns which he was responsible for within the three prefectures! Giving out missions, sending down orders, dispatching manpower… everything could be done via this communication ring.
“If your highness loses this ring, you can directly transmit a message to me and I’ll help Your Highness send the order down.” The black metallic man respectfully said.
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
Just like the Temporal God Palace, it was the treasure spirit that handled matters! Over at the Bloodshed Tavern, those beings who handled the miscellaneous tasks were not true living beings too. They were much more loyal and would never be fatigued.
“My teacher has once said that he did not care about how I manage things. He only cared about the final result.” Xue Ying said.
“Indeed, the final result.”
The black metallic man respectfully replied, “His Majesty only cares about the final result which consists of two things. First, any guest, as long as he is able to pay the appropriate price, then our Bloodshed Tavern will have to do our utmost in completing it. If it exceeds the combat power of Your Highness, you can send the mission upwards to His Majesty. The other is that every 100 million years, the subordinates under Your Highness must achieve at least a total of 300 billion ‘contribution points’!”
“Oh?” Xue Ying nodded.
As long as one paid the price, the mission must be completed. This wasn’t tough. If the weaker assassins could not achieve it, then it would merely be sending a strong assassin to act.
As for achieving at least ‘300 billion’ contribution points, this was much harder.
One had to know that the difficulty of the mission would be determined by a system under the Bloodshed Tavern. Every single mission would reward a certain contribution point within the limits!
“The first point is easy.” The black metallic man said, “The second point isn’t that hard either. Within the period of 100 million years, if the subordinates under Your Highness aren’t able to complete enough missions, then Your Highness can issue the appropriate missions yourself! But Your Highness will have to be careful for issuing missions is also forming karma.”
“I understand.” xue Ying nodded.
Assassins were not willing to shoulder the karma. Karma would be generated in between the issuer and the target!
If Xue Ying personally issued a mission, he would have to complete the matter cleanly, killing all enemies and to reduce any sort of influence from karma. Actually, when transcending to become a powerful existence… having a few karma would not induce a huge impact since walking in the mortal realms, one would kill and fight so how could one be clean of karma? It’s just that matters like rampantly spreading a religion to make other living beings worship you! That would be forming karma with countless living beings, and with karma formed in between billions and billions of living beings, that would be a huge trouble!
When cultivators acted, they would either reduce any influence on karma and to act with a clear conscience!
The heart of cultivation was very important! As long as one had doubts on oneself, becoming hesitant, then how could he transcend still?
“Why did teacher set down these two conditions to be met?” Xue Ying felt puzzled inwardly.
“He is already standing at the apex of the Deity world and Abyss, why would he still have to form an organization of assassins, and that he would complete the task as long as the price is right?” Xue Ying felt really bewildered, “The other point feels even weirder. Why must teacher ensure the Bloodshed Tavern have enough missions?”
It seemed that his teacher wished for missions.
But what help would this be to his teacher?
“Also, teacher, Temporal Island Lord and Myriad God Palace Head are all very willing to act as a witness for pledges taken by others.” Xue Ying thought. Experts would usually not like to be restricted under oaths. But during crucial moments, they would still pledge on oaths. Oaths would usually be personally witnessed by the Bloodshed God Emperor, the Temporal Island Lord and other experts.
The moment one decided to go against the oath, the Bloodshed God Emperor and others could kill the recipient with a thought.
“Killing those people who violated the oaths… they should be killing many people every single day right?” Xue Ying had a vague feeling, “If it is just a single person doing it, then it should be because he liked it. But for teacher, the Temporal Island Lord and others to all act as such, there should be some purpose.”
“And for this Bloodshed Tavern to accomplish so many missions, setting off so many slaughters…”
Xue Ying felt that there should be some deeper secrets behind this. His current realm was still too low. His teacher and the others were all Rulers, and there should be some motives behind this.
After pondering over it for a moment at the corridor, Xue Ying soon returned to his own cavern dwelling.
“Xue Ying.” Jing Qiu and Monarch Mo Xue were both currently chatting and drinking tea within the courtyard. Seeing Xue Ying entering, both of them stood up to welcome him.
“Jing Qiu, Sir Father-in-law.” Xue Ying greeted.
“Hahaha, Xue Ying, this time, it has all been due to you that I can still be here enjoying a cup of tea with my daughter.” Monarch Mo Xue laughed.
“It should be so.” Xue Ying replied. Thereafter, he turned to Jing Qiu, “Jing Qiu, I am prepared to enter the Dark Abyss.”
“Dark Abyss”? Jing Qiu and Monarch Mo Xue were both startled. Jing Qiu had even spoken with anxiety, “So fast? Is it because of Big Brother Eternal Wind?”
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
Jing Qiu felt kind of worried, “Isn’t this too rushed? How about waiting until you are a stage four World Deity and for your combat power to become stronger before going?”
There were enemies everywhere within the Dark Abyss.
Xue Ying shook his head, “I am afraid Big Brother Eternal Wind will not be able to hold on if I waited for too long. Furthermore, my combat power has increased greatly this time after the Lake Heart Island encounter, and I am still quite confident. Worse come to worse, I’ll just lose an avatar.”
“I’ll come with you.” Jing Qiu added.
“No need.” Xue Ying chuckled, “I have a method to camouflage myself. Bringing you along might not be a good idea.”
“Daughter, you shouldn’t go. Your current combat power could not match up with Xue Ying’s. IF you go, you might affect him. The Dark Abyss isn’t similar to other places, and one could not be too careless.” Monarch Mo Xue said.
As he accompanied his wife and father-in-law, Xue Ying arranged for some other miscellaneous tasks to be done. His wife Jing Qiu naturally stayed within the cavern dwelling to comprehend and refine that true god divine sword. Monarch Mo Xue was instead forming an avatar. His true body would stay here, cultivating while seeking that last hope of transcending. The other avatar would go meet his children and juniors.
And prior to Xue Ying leaving for the Dark Abyss, he had also obtained several messages from a few powerful existences.
Primarily, they were powerful existences from the territory of Bloodshed God Palace or those who could match up with the might of powerful existences.
“Old Brother Dong Bo, who would have thought that you will reach our level so soon, and has taken up the position as the Bloodshed Tavern Master. Hahaha, if you need any help in the future, just say.”
“Brother Dong Bo is indeed formidable. Being a stage three World Deity yet you could take up the position as a Bloodshed Tavern Master. I’ve heard that you fought with Dried Tree Old Mother, and she was on the losing end?”
The many Bloodshed Tavern Masters were considered a sect of their own.
The moment a new Bloodshed Tavern Master appeared, they would all be aware of it. Naturally, they would send messages to congratulate him. This was done via the internal communication system of the Bloodshed Tavern.
There were even two existences transmitting messages to Xue Ying specially. Because they did not have his communication imprint, they had borrowed on karma to communicate. These two were Monarch Gu Zang and Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master.
“Junior Disciple Brother Dong Bo, for I to have this opportunity is all because of junior disciple brother. As the senior disciple brother, I’ll certainly remember this favor.” Monarch Gu Zang was extremely low-key, and he had merely spoken a few words through karma.
Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master was even more blunt, “I am able to visit the ancient cavern dwelling the Lake Heart Island master left behind solely because of Dong Bo. This favor is something I’ll never forget. IF you need any help in the future, just say. Even if it is a life and death danger, I, Bamboo Mountain, will not hesitate.”
The outside world had publicly recognized Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master as one of the three ancestors of Bloodshed God Palace. How dazzling was it?
But deep in the heart of Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, he had a strand of anxiety precisely because he was unable to transcend!
What identity did the Lake Heart ISland master have?
He was the strongest expert throughout the many epochs of this cosmo! Within the six people who could proceed into the ancient cavern dwelling for adventure, when would it ever be his turn? If not for Xue Ying, this opportunity was something even the Bloodshed God Palace could not have. It would entirely be used by the people with relationship to that ‘Primal Master’. This opportunity would usually not be taken out for exchange.
Xue Ying naturally would not put on airs, and had humbly replied the two.
During the third day after returning to the Bloodshed God Palace, Xue Ying had personally left the Bloodshed God Palace. He first took a trip to the Xia Clan World in the material realm before proceeding on to the Dark Abyss.