Chapter 596: The Starting Point
Chapter 596: The Starting Point Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
Xue Ying flipped the talisman and inspected it. The profundity behind the simple markings was beyond his current realm, and he had no ways of comprehending it.
‘Talisman. Are you a blessing or a disaster?’ Xue Ying frowned.
That time at the Three Chieftains Sacred Mountain, he had obtained another remnant piece. After fusing the two as one, the talisman had transmitted information to him.
The information was concise, yet it was enough to make Xue Ying feel an unseen pressure.
That information was a section of words–a parting message left behind by an ancient cultivator.
“This cosmos is fascinating. The grass, the trees, the sun and the dews have made me infatuated. However, I’ll have to leave this cosmos eventually.”
“Before leaving, I’ll leave behind three talismans.”
“After each piece of talisman recognize an owner, as long as he activates it, no matter which cosmos you are at, no matter if you are being imprisoned or sealed, or if you are trapped in an ancient historical remain! As long as you activate the talisman, you’ll be teleported to where I had lived for a long period. That place has been called the ‘Starting Ground’ by me.”
“There is the gift which I have left behind before leaving this cosmos, though it is accompanied with danger.”
“Every time you enter, only one out of ten will live. The moment you die, the talisman will once again be scattered across the vast cosmos, waiting for the next cultivator to get it. If you succeed, you will obtain my gift. Furthermore, you can teleport to any single location in this cosmos from the starting point.”
“There is a limit in the number of times you can enter too.”
“At the World Deity realm, you can enter once. You can enter once at the World realm too, once at the realm of opening your Dao, and once at the Ruler realm.”
Xue Ying was pondering.
This section of information was short, yet within it, he could somewhat discover many more secrets. Firstly, there were three similar talismans! Naturally, the other two could have an owner, or be ownerless; they might even be scattered across the cosmos still.
Secondly, the talisman would lead him directly to the ‘Starting Ground’. It had been left behind by an ancient cultivator, and he had long left this cosmos.
‘Leaving this cosmos?’ Xue Ying was muttering inwardly, ‘And even Rulers can enter them, with a death rate of nine out of ten? This senior who left behind the Starting Point should have a combat power beyond the Ruler.’
‘Furthermore, any one of those who activated the talisman could teleport to the Starting Ground, and teleport to any place within the cosmos?’ Xue Ying was slightly astonished. Just this talisman teleportation move had surpassed the techniques of the Temporal Island Lord. Like Lake Heart Island and other ancient historical remains, they were under suppression by arrays, and one had to fly slowly within and could not tear through space.
But with the talisman, one could directly teleport to the Starting Point, rendering all array suppressions of the historical remain useless!
It was too heaven-shattering!
‘Unless he is stronger than the Lake Heart Island master?’
‘No, Lake Heart Island Master was known to be the strongest expert across many cosmos epochs! Teacher’s judgment is higher than mine. With how he admired Lake Heart Island Master, Lake Heart Island Master must be extremely formidable. This ‘master’ of the Starting Point might be very proficient regarding spatial teleportation?’ Xue Ying thought. Just like the Cosmos Deity-Demon List…
Bloodshed God Emperor was ranked first.
But comparing time-space teleportation? Temporal Island Lord was the most formidable one!
Everyone had their specialties.
‘Starting Ground’ master might be an existence on the same level as the Lake Heart Island master and was also a terrifying existence ranked in the forefront across many cosmos epochs, just that he was proficient in spatial teleportation?
‘Whatever, I don’t want to think of this anymore.’
Xue Ying soon threw this question to the back of his mind. There was no need to care about who the master of the Starting Ground was! For him to allow anyone to teleport out from any ancient historical remains, he could not be any weaker than the Lake Heart Island master.
Even though the danger was huge, Xue Ying understood this was his opportunity too! If he could use this talisman well enough, he could escape with his life at a crucial moment! But at the World Deity realm, he could only use it once!
World Deity realm was easily understood.
The World realm represented the understanding of the entire law of the world.
The opening of Dao realm was when one opened his Dao path.
The Ruler realm was also the Rulers.
‘I only have a chance at the World Deity realm, and there’s no need to use it unless it is urgent. Furthermore, only one out of ten would live according to the senior. He must have left this as a trial for the descendants, and the stronger the person, the greater the chances of living.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘I must allow my strength to grow and reach grand perfection before entering.’
‘I hope I’ll not die the first time I visit that place.’ Xue Ying continued thinking.
“Monarch, His Highness Yu has been brought back.” Xi Wei transmitted over.
“Yu’er is back?” Xue Ying revealed a look of joy. He immediately kept the talisman before rushing out of his underground palace.
The branch swayed down with the wind.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu both saw a white-robed and handsome Dong Bo Yu currently walking on the stone path with the green-haired woman Xi Wei with a single glance from their high vantage point.
The two rushed down and descended on the stone path.
“This child greets father and mother.” Dong Bo Yu saw his parents and could not help but reveal a strand of joy. He immediately greeted them.
“Hahaha, Yu’er, I’ve asked you back for this huge matter about building the residence, yet you did not come so. In the end, it has been Xi Wei who went to bring you over.” Xue Ying laughed at his son. Previously, he had been in closed-door cultivation for far too long. Even the true body in the Crimson Rock Mountain World of Xia Clan world had similarly entered closed-door cultivation so that he could get out of it as soon as possible. Thus, he had not seen his children for a very long time. He could even feel Dong Bo Yu becoming more served as he saw himself.
Dong Bo Yu added, “It’s this child’s wrong.”
Jing Qiu immediately pulled his son’s hand, “What wrong are you talking! Come, let’s go. Our entire family should have a good chat. Your sister will also arrive soon.”
“Mn.” Dong Bo Yu’s eyes were slightly red.
Family. That was the most important people in his life.
Xue Ying slightly frowned.
Jing Qiu similarly discovered that something was amiss. Xue Ying because he had entered closed-door cultivation for too long, had thought that because he was away for too long until his son’s eyes turned red. Would peak Deities reveal their feelings so easily? Only then did Xue Ying feel that something was wrong. And Jing Qiu had frequently been seeing her son, so she could determine the first moment she saw him. Only then did she take the initiative to pull his hands.
“Xue Ying, Yu’er seems to have experienced something outside.” Jing Qiu transmitted a message.
“Mn, let me ask Xi Wei.” Xue Ying immediately asked, “Xi Wei, what happened with Yu’er?”
“Reporting to monarch and madam.” Following closely, Xi Wei said, “I am unsure of the details, but during the moment when I went to bring His Highness Yu back according to orders by Monarch, just as I found His Highness Yu, His Highness Yu has been intoxicated. That time, I asked him and tried looking around, discovering that His Highness Yu has been buying wine and getting himself drunk for 30 years long, and seemed rather depressed.”
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu both exchanged glances.
“Jing Qiu, let me check it out.” Xue Ying transmitted over. He immediately used the Bloodshed Tavern system to begin an investigation into the details of where his son had been.
The Temporal Palace sold intelligence reports. The Bloodshed Tavern was responsible for accepting assassination missions and had similarly emphasized greatly on intelligence reports, just that it was weaker on this aspect. But with Xue Ying’s identity, the Bloodshed Tavern would naturally put in the utmost effort to investigate it.
Investigating took some time too.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu accompanied their children for a long time. Dong Bo Yu was still relatively happy in the beginning, but he eventually became depressed and had mentioned, “Father, mother, I do not know where I am staying now. How about letting an attendant bring me over?”
“There’s no need. Qing Yao, you go bring your little brother.” Xue Ying ordered.
“There’s no need to trouble sister.” Dong Bo YU added.
“What trouble is it? Go!” Qing Yao grabbed hold of him. Being a World Deity, it was akin to an eagle catching a chick. Dong Bo Yu could not resist at all. But with how wanton his sister was with him, it was able to make Dong Bo Yu feel happier in his heart.
Very soon, the sister-brother pair left.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu were both walking casually within the residence.
“It’s here.” Xue Ying said.
“You’ve Investigated it already?” Jing Qiu added. How would parents not be concerned with their children?
“Indeed as we expected.” Xue Ying laughed, “It is truly a relationship issue.”
Don’t say Deities; relationship issues could even change the temperament of Rulers.
“Quickly say it!” Jing Qiu hurried.
“It should be about 10,000 years ago.” Xue Ying started, “Yu’er has been adventuring outside, reaching a place called ‘White Blossom Planet’! The master of White Blossom Planet was someone called ‘White Blossom World Deity’, a stage two World Deity. She is the absolute overlord of that starfield. Yu’er had befriended a girl when he was on the White Blossom Planet. That girl is from the clan of White Blossom World Deity and is only an ordinary Deity. As their relationship became deeper, at about 30 years ago, that girl had parted with Yu’er. Actually, it isn’t something big with the separation, just that this was the first time Yu’er has been moved regarding relationship ever since he cultivated, and could not hold on to it. He has deliberately made himself drunk for the 30 years.”
Jing Qiu giggled.
Xue Ying’s expression was filled with laughter too.
The two husband and wife were not worried. Instead, they were quite happy since entangling with emotion was not a huge matter in the long road of cultivation! What made them happy was… their son who had cultivated for a few hundred thousand years without speaking about love had finally liked a girl.