Chapter 574: Difficult Situation
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
‘To think that this relic would be summoned at such a moment.’ Xue Ying inwardly shook his head. ‘It is unfortunate, but it is not a good time for this! I must focus completely on escaping with my life. If I don’t leave this place alive, I won’t get to keep any of the treasures I have on me, including the first half of the”Blood Demon Scripture”,’
Xue Ying immediately threw the matter of the resonating crimson-edged relic to the back of his mind. He was very clear about his current priorities.
A great many Abyss Sovereigns were currently entering the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountains, amongst them some with combat power even higher than Xue Ying’s. In fact, some of these people might have been able to exterminate him with a flip of their hand. At such a time, searching for treasures would amount to nothing more than his own untimely death.
Turning into a stream of particles, Xue Ying rose his speed to his maximum as he made his escape.
“Sou, sou, sou, sou, sou, sou.”
The Abyss Sovereigns, who had by now already entered through various orifices, such as the nose, the mouth, its ears or other parts of the head, employed karma to sense Xue Ying’s approximate position. They were Xue Ying’s pursuers, so it was only natural that some karma would have formed between them.
“The area within five million kilometers around us is blurred. He must have own treasure that allows him to isolate himself from scouting techniques. But we can at least determine his approximate position.” The Abyss Sovereigns were rushing over with full confidence. They were very clear that the number of sovereigns coming out to capture Xue Ying would only increase as more time passed.
In fact, other than the sovereigns found in the first fifty layers, even experts located deeper in the Dark Abyss might act. Similarly, there was a possibility that paragon realm experts might step in as well.
At that point, the numbers of experts chasing Xue Ying would be tremendous! It could be said that he was merely struggling at death’s door.
News of Xue Ying’s retrieval of the first half of the “Blood Demon Scripture” as well as his being pursued throughout the Dark Abyss had already spread to the Deity world. Initially, only peak experts like the Bloodshed God Emperor and Paragon Huo Cheng were made aware of this, but as time passed, most powerful existences and stage four World Deities of the Deity world got to learn of it. After all, the disturbance created by so many people chasing after Xue Ying was enormous! A very large amount of sovereigns from the Dark Abyss were participating in the chase, making it a rare event for the Dark Abyss.
“Xue Ying.” Back in the Xia Clan world, in the inner section of Crimson Rock Mountain, Jing Qiu was currently accompanying Xue Ying in the corner of an elegant restaurant as they enjoyed its unique delicacies.
Jing Qiu was looking at Xue Ying, a trace of worry in her eyes. “Are you really being pursued right now?”
“Mn.” The white-robed Xue Ying smiled and gave a nod.
“I’ve been told that there are a lot of Abyss Sovereigns heading toward the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain. I’ve even heard the news that the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction has set off in that direction,” Jing Qiu said with concern. “The Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction has a combat power that is unfathomably deep.”
The white-robed Xue Ying raised his cup of wine and replied alongside a light chuckle, “Jing Qiu, your intelligence network is not bad.”
“My father was the one who told me. He and many of his old friends have been discussing this matter. By now, this incident must have spread throughout the entire Dark Abyss, and even most powerful existences of the Deity world, as well as a considerable amount of stage four World Deities, are discussing it,” Jing Qiu explained.
“This husband of yours is quite amazing, don’t you think? This is my first time visiting the Dark Abyss, yet look at what a huge commotion I’ve managed to create.” Xue Ying was beaming.
“How can you still be joking about this?!” A wave of helplessness washed over Jing Qiu. She truly was full of nothing but concern and anxiety.
“Why shouldn’t I joke about it? Worse come to worse, I’ll lose an avatar. I can always refine another. The only pity would be losing my weapon, the Scarlet Cloud Spear personally refined by my teacher,” Xue Ying said.
“Is it a lie that you have the first half of the “Blood Demon Scripture”, then?” Jing Qiu asked.
“It’s just one half, not the entire thing. Furthermore, now that I have a better grasp on what this technique is all about, I can’t help but feel that it is overly bloody and savage; it wouldn’t be a good fit for me to cultivate.” Xue Ying shook his head. He wasn’t too greedy for it since he already had two complete absolute arts—the “Luminous Sun” and “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body”. It only made sense that he wouldn’t act as crazed as those stage four World Deities and powerful existences.
Most paragons were indifferent to this same reason: they would normally have their own absolute arts. On top of that, the “Blood Demon Scripture” he owned was just a portion of the entire technique, so it had even less value in their eyes. Its greatest advantage lay in the fact that it was the original copy, which meant it could then be inherited by others. This was the only reason paragons paid any attention to it.
Xue Ying’s carefree attitude began to affect Jing Qiu, helping her reduce her anxiety to some degree. However, she still had to ask, “How certain are you in your ability to escape?”
“How certain? Hahaha…” Xue Ying shook his head. “My avatar is already inside Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain, and an endless stream of Abyss Sovereigns seem to be coming out to surround me. Being in such a situation, how could I dare to say I have any certainty of surviving? The only certain point is that I’ll be trying my best. Experiencing this sort of battle to my heart’s content is not that bad of an outcome anyway.”
Jing Qiu nodded lightly.
The two of them were discussing. Others within the restaurant could not hear what they were speaking. They could not even fathom that one was a stage four World Deity existence, and the other was someone with a powerful existence combat power, and also the master of this Crimson Rock Mountain world.
There was one person other than Paragon Huo Cheng who would be willing to risk his life for Xue Ying, and also had the combat power to rescue him, and that is one of the three ancestors—the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master!
In the Violet Bamboo Sea.
The arrays surrounding the bamboo houses had since long been activated, making it very difficult for any outsider to approach. The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master was currently sitting cross-legged in an empty location in front of the house, with a number of bamboo sticks dispersed all around him.
While his avatar was moving further inside the ancient cavern dwelling, his true body was still here, doing his best to improve his comprehension so as to help his avatar.
“Hm?” The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master opened his long, narrow eyelids to reveal a look of doubt. ‘Dong Bo Xue Ying has encountered trouble? He obtained the first half of the Blood Demon Scripture by coincidence after he killed a stage four World Deity? Is this the sort of fortune condensed for an absolute genius pampered by the cosmos itself?’
The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s lips shifted into a sneer.
He disdained the very notion of karmic luck.
This was because… he himself had once experienced it! Back then, his cultivation speed might have been slightly slower than Xue Ying’s, but his dazzle did not seem any weaker. In fact, his ability to fight someone far beyond his realm at the time was even stronger than Xue Ying’s!
‘This sort of treatment is more calamity than fortune. If given the chance, I would have rather lived a more mundane life,’ the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master was mulling over his own experience. It was a fact that anyone pampered by the cosmos would find a bitter life waiting for them. However, it was also the fact that every single expert currently standing at the apex had suffered from many difficulties before eventually growing up. Meanwhile, he, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, was still stuck at a most crucial bottleneck—he could not transcend.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying,” the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master used karma to send a direct message. “This is Bamboo Mountain.”
Xue Ying found himself in a somewhat tricky position. He was in currently busy with spitting out blood as he tried his best to flee.
“Your Highness Dong Bo, is running the only thing you’re good at?” A unique living being similar in appearance to an octopus was currently chasing him from behind. However, Xue Ying’s fleeing speed was indeed very fast, mostly because both the luminous sun force and his Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body provided additional strength and speed. His strength was terrifying, and his speed had long since reached a frightening stage.
Anyone who entered the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain would suffer from an invisible suppressive force. The powerful existences could no longer utilize their domains or their world energy, forcing them to make their way over by means of flight slowly!
And when it came to pure speed of flying, Xue Ying held the advantage. As a result, he was starting to feel that there might still be some hope in making it out alive.
‘This Emperor Qi Hai personage is truly strong when it comes to direct battles, and his realm is also very mystical. Not even the black armor provided by the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body could fully block his attack.’ Xue Ying was forcibly holding back the blood in his body from surging out; he had to escape with his life! However, while Emperor Qi Hai’s speed was also very fast too—much faster than that of most powerful existences—he was still a strand away from matching Xue Ying.
‘Should he manage to trap me, I can forget about escaping.’ Xue Ying was very clear about the threat posed by the tentacles he was frantically fleeing from.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying. This is Bamboo Mountain,” a transmission suddenly arrived via karma.
“Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master,” Xue Ying immediately replied.
“I understand that you are currently located inside of Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain. Do you need my help?” the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master continued. He had said these words even though his avatar was inside the ancient cavern dwelling, and his true body was doing his best to deduce the many dangers so as to help it on its journey. He owed Xue Ying a huge favor, and if Xue Ying were to request his assistance, he would naturally not hesitate to offer it.
Xue Ying immediately replied, “Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, I’m sure you understand my current situation well enough. I’m afraid that even if you, prefecture master, were to act, it would not necessarily result in my rescue.”
“Indeed. The way I understand it, both the White Sovereign and Paragon Devil Kite, both of whom are at the paragon realm, have already arrived at the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain. While I was unable to confirm whether the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction arrived as well, I do not doubt that his full focus is currently on the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain. I’m only confident in my ability to deal with the White Sovereign. Should Paragon Devil Kite act as well, I might be able to save you from the two working together. But if the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction makes his move… there is simply no hope,” the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master calmly explained.
Xue Ying was not surprised to hear any of this either.
The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master was one of the three ancestors, and he truly was powerful. He could easily fight a head-on battle against the White Sovereign, an expert famous for his prowess in murder and battle! He was even stronger than Paragon Devil Kite, who was weaker in direct combat. As for the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction? He was one of the strongest paragons in the entire Dark Abyss, as well as the closest expert here to becoming a ruler.
“Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, if you were to act, some of the paragons of the Dark Abyss might begin to feel that the Dark Abyss itself would suffer a great humiliation by letting you rescue me. There is always a chance other paragons might step up as well,” Xue Ying replied. “Haha, I am grateful for Prefecture Master’s thoughtfulness, but this trip of mine can also be considered something of a training excursion, so there’s no need to worry too much about me. At most, I’ll only lose my avatar.”
“Mn. Okay.” Hearing this, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master immediately cut off the karma conversation.
Xue Ying felt the taste of blood fill his mouth, but his body was already recovering from the damage it received. However, on the inside, he could not help but feel somewhat helpless. It was true that he had been full of confidence when he reassured his wife or discussed the matter with the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, but he understood well enough that his position was getting worse and worse.