Chapter 577: Give Up
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
A figure came flying into the world where Xue Ying was hiding, but then he stopped in mid-air. It was a handsome man wearing silvery-white armor, and he was also known as the White Sovereign, a person of great status in the Dark Abyss.
‘He’s actually hiding here…’ The White Sovereign looked all around him.
There were countless droplets of water pouring down.
What was originally a flat and plain ground had transformed into a vast body of water, about a thousand meters deep.
‘Those fools are entirely useless. They actually allowed him to enter the Demonic Maelstrom, and even let him go as far as this Vast Water World.’ The White Sovereign was flying about at high speeds, using karma to confirm that not too far away was a five million kilometer area which seemed fuzzier than normal. Of course, it was where Xue Ying was hiding.
As he flew through the high sky, none of the omnipresent rainwater could touch the White Sovereign. On the surface of his body was an aura of blood and slaughter which isolated him from the rainwater completely.
Very soon, the White Sovereign reached the area where Xue Ying was hiding.
‘Xue Ying could be hiding anywhere in this five million kilometers wide area.’ The White Sovereign frowned. He extended his right hand slightly.
A powerful, terrifying aura of blood and slaughter gushed downwards, spreading outwards to envelop the entire region within moments! It covered every single drop of water within this region. On top of that, immediately afterward, the accumulated water began to float, revealing the plain flat ground beneath. Even the gravel all over the plain flat ground was shrouded by the aura just the same.
All of that accumulated water condensed into an enormous sphere!
On top of that, the entire five million kilometers wide region beneath, up to a depth of 30,000 kilometers was completely shrouded by the aura of blood and slaughter, and all that gravel also began floating up to reveal the dark-red membrane underneath. The aura of blood and slaughter was isolating and protecting this place, allowing none of the rainwater to flow down here.
“Hong long long~” The White Sovereign changed his mind. All of a sudden, the enormous sphere made of water began to tremble as every last droplet swiftly dissipated.
‘He’s not here!’ The White Sovereign immediately realized. With a wave of his hand, the water sphere flew aside.
Afterward, he brought up an even greater amount of the gravel making up the surface, again in a region of five million kilometers wide and 30,000 kilometers deep. How big was this? Even some of the bigger pieces of black bone were being dug out.
The White Sovereign’s frosty eyes flashed.
At that moment, the aura of blood and slaughter invaded the gravel, turning it all to powder. The particles became even more minute, and even the originally firm pieces of black bone were broken to pieces. Before long, all that remained of them were countless black particles, which were very distinct from the other grayish-white pieces of gravel.
‘Not here either…’ The White Sovereign shook his head slightly. He threw these countless particles far into the distance, where they landed alongside accumulated water.
‘He really is hiding within this thick membrane.’ The White Sovereign began to see a headache coming his way.
He tried pressing down on the ground.
The aura of blood and slaughter pushed downwards on an area of the membrane that was a hundred or so meters wide, forming a hole roughly sixty meters deep.
‘If he’s hiding deep enough, it won’t even matter if I press downwards. That would only cause the place he’s hiding to go even deeper.’ The White Sovereign shook his head. With a wave of his right hand, a sword appeared which he immediately proceeded to hack downwards. “Hong long long.” Countless sword rays began descending, acting rampantly as they destroyed everything in their path. The membrane in a hundred meters wide area was destroyed up to a depth of about 150 meters. All of the membranes in the area was literally smashed to nothing.
Such a terrifying attack would have greatly shocked Xue Ying, had he seen it.
After all, he had used his spear to push onto a single point, and even then he created a hole that was no more than 120 meters deep. After all, Xue Ying merely used the combat power of an ordinary true god to analyze the power of a Paragon. He did not understand how unique it was for one to open up their own Dao path. Furthermore, the White Sovereign was also famous for his proficiency in battle and slaughter, giving him an even more extraordinary status.
‘His combat power should let him reach a depth of no more than a hundred meters, which means I have to use attacks that hit at least that depth in order to have any chance of finding him.’ The White Sovereign shook his head. ‘If this is the largest area I can cover in a single hit, how long would it take me to search through a region that is a full five million kilometers wide?’
That was an extremely long time.
If it was the sake of something truly important, the White Sovereign might not have minded the hassle of searching every single area. Even if it meant spending more than a hundred million years doing this menial task, he would still have accepted it—that is how patient experts were! However, the first half of Blood Demon Scripture was not valuable enough in the eyes of the White Sovereign King. Especially so considering that the first half of the absolute art was only meant for those below the true god realm to cultivate.
On top of that, for someone at the level the White Sovereign was at, even the complete absolute art would not be too attractive! That is unless it was a very unique absolute art.
For instance, the absolute art of the Destruction Legion was known to provide the ‘strongest defensive ability’. It was the strongest expert throughout all the many cosmos epochs, the Lake Heart Island master himself, who created it for the sake of his subordinates. One’s defense was crucial on the path of cultivation. After all, the longer one lived, the further they could walk! Unfortunately, joining the Destruction Legion was too difficult. With the exception of Pang Yi, Xue Ying was the only one who barely managed to pass the selections.
Even he had only succeeded in passing the soldier rank trial.
As for the “Blood Demon Scripture”, the White Sovereign would at most use it as a reference, as well as for the sake of determining the techniques used by the Ancestor Demon, the expert second only to the Lake Heart Island master across the many cosmos epochs. On the other hand, he could also use the original copy to teach his subordinates and disciples. At the very least, it was useful for those beneath the true god level to use.
However, this was all there was to it!
The White Sovereign left the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain, then took a single step to arrive at a certain location high into the sky. Naturally, some chairs and a table made of clouds formed as he arrived here.
The White Sovereign sat here by himself and began enjoying some wine. At the same time, his domain spread out to envelop this entire layer of the Dark Abyss. Once Xue Ying left the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain, he would have no chance of escaping him. As for his combat power? The White Sovereign had no care for such things.
“The White Sovereign himself gave up?” A figure appeared to his side. It was a bird-headed man wearing a black robe. His eyes were also glowing in a dim golden color.
“The first fifty layers of the Dark Abyss are my territory, which means that the first half of the Blood Demon Scripture also belongs to me,” the White Sovereign indifferently said as he continued to drink. “Devil Kite, the other Paragons did not even come to try their hand. Your courage sure is considerable.”
“Hehehe.” Paragon Devil Kite laughed in a piercing voice. “White Sovereign, it’s up to one’s own combat power whether they acquire this treasure or not. Also, the first half of the Blood Demon Scripture is still on Dong Bo Xue Ying’s body, so it can’t be considered yours.”
“Hmph hmph.” The White Sovereign swept his gaze over, too lazy to acknowledge the other party’s words.
He did not think too highly of Paragon Devil Kite.
In a direct battle, he could eliminate Devil Kite in just three moves! However, it would be impossible to ever fight him in a direct battle, since the Dao path opened by Paragon Devil Kite was not focused on killing, but fleeing. As such, the escaping techniques of Paragon Devil Kite were extraordinary. If he wished to flee… forget the White Sovereign, even the much stronger Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction could not do much about it. The White Sovereign could only treat such Paragons who could never be killed and were only proficient in running away, as non-existent.
“The Blood Demon Scripture are over in the Vast Water World. If you want to, you can continue searching for it.” The White Sovereign King drank another cup of wine. In a single move, he was able to scout a region of the membrane which was roughly a hundred meters wide. But Paragon Devil Kite wasn’t very proficient in combat, so he would be able to scout a region that was no wider than one meter at a time.
“Hehehe, just to get the Blood Demon Scripture? It’s not worth it.” Paragon Devil Kite carefully chose these words to say on the surface, but in reality, he was just unwilling to lose any face over this matter. After all, his searching speed was truly too slow!