Chapter 615: Who asked You to be Weak?
Xue Ying closed his eyes.
He was listening to the roaring sound–it became very weak when it reached here, but Xue Ying was still able to affirm the approximate position of the ‘origin of the sound’. That should be from a humongous being… and it should currently be flying in pleasure while letting out sounds of roar. According to his deduction, it should currently be flying within the ‘Void Black Soil Layer’.
‘It’s time to return.’ Xue Ying opened his eyes and revealed a grin, ‘Who would have thought that I can still hear the Sun Abyss lifeform roaring this time. A stroke of luck.’
He then returned after that.
On the surface of the Sun layer.
Forefather Scarlet Flame was currently sending Xue Ying off.
“Leaving so early?” Forefather Scarlet Flame said.
“Haha, Forefather, to you, its only 10,000 or so years and is extremely short. But to me, its notably long already.” Xue Ying laughed, “And now, cultivating deep in the Sun Star requires me to multitask while tending to my injuries. I’ll first make my way back to the Black Fog Sea and properly cultivate what I have perceived.”
“When I cultivate in the Sun Stone Layer, I do have to multitask in combating the flames too. I couldn’t focus entirely on my comprehension. Usually, I would return to the surface of the Sun Star to consolidate my understanding.” Forefather Scarlet Flame mentioned, “Piece by piece.”
Xue Ying nodded in understanding, “You don’t have to send me off.”
He casually waved his hand, causing a Starfield Flying Ship to appear before stepping on it and swiftly tearing through time-space.
Forefather Scarlet Flame looked at Xue Ying leaving with a smile. He then used karma to sense his surroundings before sighing in relief, “Bamboo Saint is still in his territory. Right, even if the matter of Xue Ying personally requesting for Ripple Lady Planet Master to purify a Sun Star Nucleus Stone is kept a secret, I still have to be cautious. It is likely that Bamboo Saint does not know this.”
He then turned around before returning to his own wooden house on the surface layer of the Sun Star Ocean, quietly reflecting over his gains for the recent 10,000 years.
Within a dimmed palace hall.
Bamboo Saint was currently looking at the black metal in his hand while seated on his throne. His eyelids convulsed slightly before he turned towards the distant Sun Star. The edge of his lips lifted as he sneered, “Dong Bo Xue Ying has returned? I knew it. This brat has cultivated for only a short period, so how long can he stay on the Sun Star? To him, transcending is still more important.”
“No rush! I’ll wait for a few days before stealthily setting out to kill Forefather Scarlet Flame. By then, the Sun Star Nucleus Stone should be mine! Ze ze, such a huge reward.” Bamboo Saint’s eyes were emitting light.
Black Fog Sea.
Xue Ying returned to his Monarch Residence. He was not in a rush to cultivate. Instead, he was accompanying his wife, Jing Qiu. Coincidentally, his son Dong Bo Yu was around too. The family of three had gathered together to chat and discuss the profound mysteries of law.
On this day.
“Father, this is a new sword technique which I have created.” Dong Bo Yu stood up.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu were both seated at the side enjoying their tea while watching. It had been 700,000 years since the opening of the residence, and Xue Ying’s current foundation was quite accumulated; he was so much stronger as compared to when he first came out from the Three Chief Sacred Mountain. He felt that his son was still quite immature and full of mistakes with his comprehension of the law. Nevertheless, Xue Ying would encourage and praise him before guiding him.
This sword technique was very dazzling.
It created a world that felt similar to entering the primal chaos. After which, a point of extremity would appear. The sword technique was dazzling and resplendent as if it was a rainbow.
“Father, how is my sword technique?” Dong Bo Yu asked.
“Appearing suddenly amidst the primal chaos without any signs. Not bad.” Xue Ying commented, “But its power is lacking. The Profound mysteries of Primal Chaos could be used to condense into extremity, and this condensation has its finesse. Have a look.”
Xue Ying lightly tapped with his right hand.
The void which his finger touched suddenly collapsed. Many circular ripples that could be seen with the naked eyes caused the area to collapse right from the center before eventually, forming a dark point. That was also the starting point of ‘extremity’ as it turned into a dazzling rainbow, arcing through the sky and tearing apart the starry sky. It traveled to a far distance before eventually dissipating.
Dong Bo Yu’s eyes turned bright as he saw that.
“This ripple…” Jing Qiu’s eyes also brightened. Her cultivation was slow, and she had only comprehended a total of seven grade one Deity Herts. Nevertheless, she could discover the extraordinariness behind that Profound Mystery of Ripple which Xue Ying displayed.
“This has part of the profound mysteries from the Sun Ripple.” Xue Ying mentioned.
Xue Ying had, after all, spent 13,000 years there. Even though he wanted to comprehend the entire law of the Sun Star, after spending day and night being impacted by the Sun Ripple, some comprehensions dawned on him. Maybe, the ripples from the sun and the thin pipes from inside the ‘Black Feather’ had some points of similarity. Or maybe, he had some accidental comprehension in this aspect. Regardless, his harvest was pretty huge.
But Xue Ying did not dare continue researching in it. Even though reaching the ‘Opening Realm’ was tough, and opening his own Dao path was tough, and even if he genuinely went on researching in the Sun Ripple, the possibility of him opening his own Dao path wasn’t huge, Xue Ying had drawn on the lessons learned from the commander of Destruction Legion in addition to a reminder by his teacher. That was why he deliberately decided not to seek for power that much.
“Sun Ripple?” Jing Qiu gasped, “The third layer of the Sun Star?”
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
“In a while, you must have a battle with me, and allow me to see how formidable this Sun Ripple is.” Jing Qiu anxiously mentioned.
“I want to learn too!” Dong Bo Yu added.
Xue Ying laughed and nodded. Suddenly, his expression changed.
A figure came scuttling out from within the monarch residence. It was Forefather Scarlet Flame who had been staying here for a long time. Forefather Scarlet Flame’s current expression was filled with anxiety, “Xue Ying, you must help me this time!”
“I understand.” Xue Ying’s expression turned ashen-gray too, “Truly daring!”
On the surface of the Sun Star.
Fleeing from the wooden house, Forefather Scarlet Flame was looking at the distant black-robed thin male with fury. That thin male’s black skin and markings on his face gave Forefather Scarlet Flame a look that seemed like a smile and not a smile at the same time, “Scarlet Flame, I am here to find you again.”
“What are you here for?” Forefather Scarlet Flame angrily shouted back. His heart might be anxious, but he felt that there should be no one who knew that he had the Sun Star Nucleus Stone.
“Naturally, it’s for that piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone with you.” Bamboo Saint let out a weird laugh, “You better obediently hand it over. Otherwise, I’ll kill you and snatch it.”
Forefather Scarlet Flame was filled with disbelief, “How did you…”
“Hand over. I do not wish to waste time.” Bamboo Saint indifferently declared. At this moment, he was borrowing karma to sense the positions of Xue Ying, Paragon Huo Cheng, and others. Xue Ying would spend quite some time before reaching here, and this time should be enough for him to kill Forefather Scarlet Flame ten times over. After all, he was ranked 52nd on the Cosmos Deity-Demon List and was an existence close to a Paragon. His ranking was even higher than Forefather Golden Firmament.
Borrowing karma, a figure condensed by the side. It was none other than a black-robed cold and handsome teenager.
“Oh?” Bamboo Saint glanced at the black-robed teenager by the side. It was merely an incarnation formed using karma and did not threaten him at all. He said with a startle, “So it is Monarch Dong Bo! Is there any matter?”
“Bamboo Saint, don’t you find that you are going overboard?” Xue Ying was suppressing the fury–primarily because he could not rush there in time.
“Ah, overboard? Isn’t it the law of the cosmos that the strong prey on the weak?” Bamboo Saint said with sarcastic stupor.
Xue Ying could sense that this Bamboo Saint wasn’t afraid of him at all. His expression had a slight change. It seemed that this Bamboo Saint did not care about giving him any face, “Bamboo Saint, this piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone has been personally lent to Forefather Scarlet Flame by me. That is my item, so why are you planning to snatch away my item?”
“Snatch your item?” Bamboo Saint sneered, “So what if I snatched your item? Monarch Dong Bo, our combat powers are similar, yet why are you acting so overbearing in front of me?”
Forefather Scarlet Flame was angrily roaring by the side, “You snatch from me once, and now you are planning to snatch from me the second time?”
“So what if I snatch from you? Who ask you to be weak?” Bamboo Saint lightly said.
Forefather Scarlet Flame was so angry that his face turned red.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying, those ordinary powerful existences respected you, yet what can you be considered in front of me? You are just a little brat with some absolute arts. Just a stage four World Deity.” Bamboo Saint sneered, “Alright, I am too lazy to bramble on with you. Scarlet Flame, since you are not taking the initiative to give it up, I can only send you on your way.”
“Bamboo Saint, you, you…” Forefather Scarlet Flame was furious, yet he felt despair in his heart.
He was clear the gap in combat power.
He could not escape.
One on one, Bamboo Saint could kill him quickly.
“Bamboo Saint.” Xue Ying said from the side, “That matter in the past which you snatched from Forefather Scarlet Flame is something which we don’t care anymore. But this time, you must stop.”
According to the promise.
If he were unable to patch up that array on the broken-looking scroll, by then, he would have to return this Sun Star Nucleus Stone to Ripple Star Planet Master. If someone snatched it away, how would he return it?
“Stop?” Bamboo Saint suddenly extended his hand.
The huge right hand was akin to the heaven descending. Every single finger turned into a black bamboo. The five black bamboos were emitting an endless killing intent. Forefather Scarlet Flame let out a fierce roar, turning into a dazzling deep violet streamer! This dark violet streamer was emitting a terrifying heat, burning all in its way, yet Bamboo Saint’s large palm had just come to grab him. Those black bamboos were filled with firmness and coldness and had utterly suppressed this flame.
“Peng! Peng! Peng!”
The two were clashing.
No matter how Forefather Scarlet Flame struggled, he was just like a beast trapped in a cage. Every time they exchanged moves, he would be injured. Even though this flame body of his was quite good in survival, but over time, he became more injured and got closer to death.
“Hahaha…” Bamboo Saint had even glanced at Xue Ying who stood at the side.
Following which, there was an unwilling roar, “Bamboo Saint!” Forefather Scarlet Flame’s true body finally died.
Bamboo Saint soon retrieved that piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone from the treasure left behind by Forefather Scarlet Flame.
“Yet another piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone?” Bamboo Saint looked at Xue Ying, laughing out loud, “Hahaha, Dong Bo Xue Ying, I’ve killed him. What can you do about it? Hahaha…”
The killing intent in Xue Ying’s eyes flashed, “You are seeking death.”
Xue Ying’s figure dissipated.
“Angry? Oh, he is angry?” Bamboo Saint saw this before chuckling, “His combat power is comparable to mine, so what if he is angry?” He then took a step before disappearing from the place.
Leaving behind the usual Sun Star which remained emitting light and heat as always.