Chapter 578: Years of Time
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Within the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain, inside Xue Ying’s Cultivation Eden.
Xue Ying sat cross-legged on a flat region, with three items placed in front of him. One was a scarlet wristband, one a black whip, and the final one was a greataxe. These were the three items he obtained back when he discovered Paragon Dust Cloud’s corpse back at Lake Heart Island. This mysterious paragon was an expert in the utilization of spacetime, and he had even refined three top-grade World Deity rank treasures, all of them specialized in manipulating spacetime.
‘I’ll just take some time to ponder these three World Deity items properly,’ Xue Ying thought.
Even though his teacher, the Bloodshed God Emperor, provided him with some detailed pointers regarding the Time-Space Deity Heart, Xue Ying still wished to ponder these three World Deity ranked treasures, hoping to comprehend their secrets before comparing them to his teacher’s guidance. He would then consolidate the resulting information and use it to further his cultivation.
‘This scarlet wristband can be used to trap enemies.’ Xue Ying carefully sensed the arrays within. This treasure allowed its user to keep their enemies trapped within. It excelled in its operation of spacetime which far surpassed the Time-Space Deity Heart category.
‘This whip is also relatively unique.’ Xue Ying then took up the black whip. It too had an array contained within, such that, when it was used to attack, it would direct the surrounding spacetime to form a domain which restricted one’s enemies.
‘The ax is the most tyrannical of the three items.’ Xue Ying looked at the greataxe. Whenever this weapon was used to attack, it would break the spacetime continuum with terrifying power. However, Xue Ying’s comprehension of spacetime was too low. In fact, forget the current him, even if he were to grasp hold of the complete Time-Space Deity Heart, it would still be difficult to truly comprehend the profound mysteries behind the arrays of this greataxe.
It was quite clear that long-dead paragon had refined these three unique weapons with the ultimate goal of refining a True God weapon. However, because of a lack of materials, he ultimately only ever managed to refine top-grade World Deity ranked weapons, albeit very unique for their rank.
‘Let’s begin.’ Xue Ying started concentrating on pondering these three unique World Deity weapons, pouring his entire heart into trying to understand the Dao of Spacetime.
While Xue Ying was focused on his closed-door cultivation, all of the Abyss Sovereigns outside were feeling helpless. The Vast Water World was considerably dangerous to Abyss Sovereigns, and even the more powerful ones were still forced into conducting a carpet search throughout the entire area. Faced with the idea of searching a five billion kilometers wide area of membrane, they all decided they would rather give up. After all, their searching speed was too slow. Even after a full hundred million years of searching, they would at most have finished searching a very small portion. What if they spent more than a hundred million years? Considering Xue Ying’s current improvement speed, he would have long since become a powerful existence.
They all knew their limits and thus gave up their pursuit.
Time passed, and Xue Ying continued to hide, not coming out even once! The Abyss Sovereigns who had gathered at the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain still saw no reward for their effort, while six of them even ended up dead inside the ruins themselves. Of course, this only meant they lost their avatars! Although many of the peak experts of the Dark Abyss frequently fought, all of them having avatars meant they would never truly lose their lives in battle.
Such events like the Sacred Master Crimson Dust’s death were truly rare.
“They can’t find him no matter what?”
“Dong Bo Xue Ying hid in the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain of the Dark Abyss. None of those sovereigns are able to find him.”
“His Highness Dong Bo sure knows how to hide.”
“He still has to come out eventually, right? As soon as he leaves, there won’t be any way for him to make his getaway.”
The news had spread all across the Deity world. All of the powerful existences and even the stage four World Deities here were all discussing this matter.
In any case, the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain truly did calm down before long. Most of the Abyss Sovereigns left this layer of the Dark Abyss and returned to their own territories. It was only a select few who were unwilling to accept this outcome, and thus decided to stay!
Meanwhile, the number of people paying close to this event in both the Deity world and the Dark Abyss was gradually shrinking.
150,000 years passed in the blink of an eye.
In the Crimson Stone Courtyard of the Bloodshed God Palace. Jing Qiu, Monarch Mo Xue, and a few others were all currently found inside Xue Ying’s cavern. Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao would occasionally stop by as well.
“Mother.” Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao were standing side by side while Jing Qiu and Monarch Mo Xue were standing on the other side.
The aura Jing Qiu was currently emitting suddenly became even more extraordinary than normal, and a terrifying sharpness seemed to leave her body. She was constantly interacting with divine sword’s aura. After cultivating for so many years, Jing Qiu successfully refined the true god weapon, and her grasp over the laws of the world became even stronger. As for her comprehension of the side Daos, she had grasped hold of the profound mysteries directly related to the divine sword, while her comprehension of the “Heart Sword Diagram” further deepened. Naturally, her combat power had improved greatly. While it was still lacking by a bit when compared to Monarch Mo Xue’s, it was extremely close nonetheless.
If she were to make use of the true god weapon, not even Monarch Mo Xue could pose a threat to her. Such was the terror of a true god weapon.
“Qing Yao.” Jing Qiu gave a few words of praise as she chuckled: “Not bad; you’ve already become a World Deity at your age without having to use faith stones. That’s pretty good.”
“Compared to father and mother, I’m still quite lacking.” Qing Yao possessed extraordinary charm, though she was only ever obedient in front of her mother. However, her words were nothing but the truth. Forget Xue Ying, even Jing Qiu had become a World Deity very quickly in her previous life.
“Hmph, hmph.” To her side, Dong Bo Yu said through curled lips: “Stop being so humble. I’m sure you’re pleased with having become a World Deity before me.”
Even the frightfully obedient Qing Yao saw the corners of her lips curl upwards as she glanced towards her brother with an even more delighted expression.
Dong Bo Yu felt unhappy about the situation, but he was also in no position to say anything.
Jing Qiu simply giggled from the side.
These two siblings came into the world at the same time, so their relationship was very good. They had always been together, not just during their time in the Xia clan world, but even after they proceeded into the Crimson Rock Mountain world for training. Even though they had cultivated for so many years and their temperament was extraordinary, they would still casually tease each other whenever they met up. This had long since become a habit for them.
“Yu’er, you can’t be too anxious in cultivation. What matters most is patience,” Jing Qiu said. Monarch Mo Xue added from the side, “Yu’er, I think you should try to reach a more relaxed state of mind. It might prove helpful.”
“Yes, grandpa.” Dong Bo Yu nodded.
Due to the great worship he held in his heart for his father, Dong Bo Yu was quite diligent in his cultivation.
And now, he was also made aware of his mother’s true identity. After all, Jing Qiu had already moved into the Bloodshed God Palace, and she had no plans on concealing this matter from her children! Once Xue Ying became a stage four World Deity and returned safely, he would naturally resolve the enmity his wife had with Forefather Golden Firmament.
“Mother, it’s already been such a long time since father last showed up,” Dong Bo Yu helplessly said.
“He’s undergoing closed-doors cultivation. There’s no need to be anxious,” Jing Qiu said. 150,000 years had already passed since Xue Ying hid inside of the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain. Adding up the rest of his time spent cultivating would bring Xue Ying’s total to more than 210,000 years. It was already certain that he would not break the record for becoming a stage four World Deity in the shortest period of time. The fastest person thus remained the Temporal Island Lord, who succeeded in 180,000 years.
“I wonder what stage Xue Ying’s cultivation has reached.” Jing Qiu was somewhat concerned, yet she knew that Xue Ying’s true body was still in closed-doors cultivation back in the Crimson Rock Mountain. She could not see him, and neither would she dare disturb him.
In Xue Ying’s Cultivation Eden over at the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain.
Xue Ying was standing on top of a tall mountain, carrying a crimson wristband. With a wave of his hand, the crimson wristband flew out. Once it was in mid-air, the spacetime within the wristband began to flow, swallowing a distant mountain range which began to tremble. Before long, every last mountain in the mountain range was pulled up from its roots and began flying rapidly towards the scarlet wristband. The closer it got, the smaller it became. In the end, the entire mountain turned into a single point and entered the scarlet wristband.
The scarlet wristband returned to Xue Ying’s hands.
‘I finally managed to activate this.’ Xue Ying revealed a grin. He then continued immersing himself in the arrays of the scarlet wristband.
Of the three unique World Deity weapons, he found this scarlet wristband easiest to comprehend. After all, while the wristband contained profound mysteries related to spacetime, it also held some profound mysteries of the world. As a result, Xue Ying had a much easier time when comprehending it.
150,000 years had passed before he was able to truly activate the spacetime arrays within the wristband. Naturally, even now he could activate but a strand of it, and not completely control it.
However, this activation allowed Xue Ying to understand a great deal more things. Delighted by this result, he continued immersing himself in comprehending and researching the aspect of spacetime.
A moment later, a grayish illusion spread all around him. In fact, even the surrounding mountains and plains began to distort under the effect of countless illusions from different periods of time.
Standing at the mountain peak, Xue Ying revealed a stunned expression. Only after a while did he break free from his focus on the crimson wristband. Just as he finished comprehending the spacetime array and without even realizing it, he actually succeeded in grasping hold of the Time-Space Deity Heart.
‘I’ve already succeeded?’ The corners of Xue Ying’s lips curled up into a grin.