Chapter 628: Drifting around
The Bloodshed God Palace occupied a third of the entire Deity world–it was a vast territory. Xue Ying had traveled through many different places within in search of an opportunity to break through.
Cloud Card Planet.
Within an ordinary little city, inside a usual civilian courtyard, there was an old carpenter currently carving a pattern on a wooden chair. There were much wooden shavings on the ground.
“Uncle.” A green-robed teenager walked out from inside the house, “My body seems to be almost fully recovered, and it is time for me to leave. Many thanks for saving me.”
The old carpenter’s appearance was 70% similar to that of Xue Ying’s.
It’s just that his hair was white.
It was evident that this man was Xue Ying with a transformed appearance. He was currently roaming around the Deity world, staying for a few dozen years at a single place each time as a mortal. He would gradually grow old on the appearance, and when he was old enough, he would silently leave the area and start a new life in another place.
“Brat, your injuries have yet to recover fully.” Xue Ying straightened his back while hammering it at the same time. Only then did he came walking over with a slight hunchback, “You should be at ease with staying over at my place. Rest well. It will not be late for you to leave when you are fully recovered.”
“Uncle, I’ll only bring you trouble if I stay here.” The teenager added.
“Hahaha, your uncle’s hair is already white. I am staying here alone too, so what trouble would I be afraid of?” Xue Ying laughed. As he laughed, he coughed twice, “Even if you don’t tell me, I can guess it. During that night when I saved you, the person the entire city is searching should be you right?”
The green-robed teenager laughed awkwardly.
He knew that this uncle in front of him must have figured out since they had described the appearances and injuries of the person the city was searching. How could he not conclude it?
“Relax and stay here for a little longer. This uncle I, am just living alone. You could accompany me.” Xue Ying said with his back hunched. He coughed twice before turning around and continued carving the pattern on the chair.
“Uncle, you are always coughing. You should go and get some medicine.” The green-robed teenager was concerned.
“It’s just an old illness, nothing much.” Xue Ying’s transformed body was akin to a mortal, and would similarly get old and sick.
Suddenly, Xue Ying looked outwards.
“Dong dong dong…”
Very soon, booming sounds could be heard vaguely from outside the courtyard. The expression of the green-robed teenager changed drastically. He immediately leaped to the roof of the house and tried to escape. But suddenly, a loud and clear sound resounded in the sky. Many birds came flying over. The birds were wearing armor, and there were even warriors on them as they enveloped the entire sky.
“Peng.” The door to the courtyard was immediately shattered. Many soldiers riding fierce beasts came rushing in.
The green-robed teenager looked upwards at the dozens of soldiers riding on the flying birds before revealing a look of despair as he went back into the courtyard.
Among that group of soldiers within the courtyard was a teenager wearing gorgeous clothes and riding a white-haired mutated beast. He walked right at the forefront. He had a cold smile as he said to the green-robed teenager, “My beloved little brother, isn’t it better if you could obediently become a puppet emperor? You’ll be living a life of luxury, and can enjoy the beauties all you want as well.”
“Becoming a puppet emperor? You are just asking me to die!” The green-robed teenager angrily shouted, “Don’t think I do not know, three years later, the Deities will descend and take away the belief energy. If they discover that there’s no belief energy, they will kill this emperor directly. Besides, if I am not wrong, you have a demon god behind your back who will act against me as well, controlling my soul and turning me into a true loyal puppet! That to me is worse than death.”
“Ze ze ze, you know quite a lot of things.” The gorgeous-clothed teenager exclaimed, “I have truly belittled you.”
“You are my brother, so why are you treating me as such!” The green-robed teenager angrily shouted.
“Who made us the royal family? Who caused us to have a few hundred brothers and sisters?” The gorgeous-clothed teenager sighed, “Three years later when the Deities descend, everything must be hidden properly. We must prepare the scapegoat. There must not be the slightest mistake. Alright, it’s time for you to return.”
The green-robed teenager gritted his teeth, yet he looked around him with despair, “I can return with you, but you have to promise me and let go of this uncle. He is an ordinary man.”
“Is it him?”
The gorgeous-clothed teenager turned towards Xue Ying who was slightly hunchbacked before sneering, “I said before I’ll not let there be any mistakes.”
“God emissary, kill him.” The gorgeous-clothed teenager ordered.
“Yes, your highness.” A black-robed man respectfully acknowledged.
“No, no, if you continued like this, I, I’ll just suicide!” The green-robed teenager gritted his teeth.
“My little brother, are you brave enough to suicide? Rest assured. In front of me, any of you mortals can’t suicide at all.” The gorgeous-clothed teenager chuckled. Unseen world energy had long enveloped around the green-robed teenager, “Better accept your fate. This is the fate I have arranged for you.”
The green-robed teenager’s eyes were red as he looked at Xue Ying, “Uncle, I have implicated too many other people, and even implicated you.”
“So this has even involved matters of stealing belief energy.” Xue Ying coughed twice as he said, “The belief energy is something the higher level of the Deity world requires, and every single planet has to hand them in, yet there’s a demon god who dares to steal the belief energy. Such huge courage.”
As Xue Ying spoke, that black-robed man who was walking over could no longer move. He could only turn his eyes.
The gorgeous-clothed teenager’s expression changed. Hearing that ‘every single planet has to hand them in’, and turning over to the god emissary who was stuck there unmoving, he knew he had met huge trouble.
“Teacher, teacher, there’s trouble.” The gorgeous-clothed teenager asked for help.
The world began trembling. A towering figure appeared in the distant glowing in gold. Even as he stepped on the ground, his knees were beyond the cloud layer. That enormous figure was located in the void. A towering figure with a height tens of thousand kilometers was way too big as compared to this planet of just a few tens of thousand in diameter. This Deity who appeared furiously looked below with his eyes, overlooking that little city, and seeing that slightly hunchbacked old carpenter.
Xue Ying looked up with a smile that did not seem like a smile.
“Magnificent Deity.” Countless mortals were so frightened that they knelt down after seeing this Deity towering over a few tens of thousands of kilometers in height.
“Who are you?” The towering Deity angrily shouted.
“Little brat, you have quite the courage.” Xue Ying extended his hand. That towering Deity who was a few tens of thousands of kilometers in height became smaller without his control, flying towards the palm of Xue Ying. Soon, he turned into an ant.
The surrounding people were stunned. That gorgeous-clothed teenager and his subordinates within the courtyard, and the green-robed teenager were all stunned as they saw this scene.
The tens of thousands of kilometers towering Deity had become so small, and that he flew onto the palm of this old carpenter?
“From today on, you will be the servant of this brat.” Xue Ying ordered. Waving his hand, that Deity immediately turned back into a gray-robed old man who respectfully knelt down, “Thank you for showing mercy!”
He was clear that those who could do this with a wave of his hand would at the very least be a World Deity. After all, he was someone at the middle stage Deity realm.
“Senior…” That gorgeous-clothed teenager knelt down the next moment.
Xue Ying turned towards the green-robed teenager, chuckling at him. World Deity energy began permeating through his body, rapidly transforming his fleshy body while turning it extraordinary. Xue Ying then said, “For you to think of this uncle still even at the end, I’ll help you a little as well. Let it be the fate between us.”
“Uncle.” The green-robed teenager was stunned. Even fools could see that this uncle was undoubtedly a terrifying existence, and should be a big shot existence in the Deity world who lived for god knows how many years.
“Senior, three years later when they come collecting the belief energy, I am afraid I will be revealed…” That gray-robed old man felt cowardly.
Xue Ying waved his hand, causing a belief energy stone to be thrown over, “Other than paying off the deficit, there’s still more than enough to spare.”
The gray-robed old man felt joy the moment he saw it.
“Brat, you are on your own from now.” Xue Ying looked at that green-robed teenager before disappearing in mid-air.
Only then did the gray-robed old man leaf out a sigh of relief. He turned towards the green-robed teenager who was at a loss, “Master, do you know who this senior is?”
“I do not know. I only know the surrounding people call him Old Man Dong Bo.” The green-robed teenager was slightly startled.
“Old man Dong Bo.”
The gray-robed old man was astonished, “There isn’t many who are called ‘Dong Bo’ in the entire Deity world; they should be from the bloodline of Monarch Dong Bo’s residence right? But that patriarch is a legendary existence.”
Xue Ying’s reputation was truly too great across the entire Deity world. He had shocked others during the Myriad Flower Feast, becoming a disciple under the God Emperor. Hearsay he had even killed other powerful existences before! Across the many Deities, he was also much more famous than the Calm Sea Prefecture Master.
‘He should most likely be someone from Monarch Dong Bo’s residence.’ The gray-robed old man vaguely guessed.
After Xue Ying left the Cloud Card Planet, his appearance began changing. The mortal figure soon transformed back into his actual self.
He regained his youth.
A powerful and terrifying aura was displayed; this was the actual appearance of Monarch Dong Bo.
‘I’ve walked across the many planets for at least 3,000 years, yet I have not transcended.’ Xue Ying shook his head, ‘It seems that it is too difficult for something to enlighten me as I cultivate my heart realm. Even though leaving the Bloodshed God Palace territory might endanger my life, I should go out and seek an opportunity.’
‘Let us go to the Moon Star first.’
Xue Ying soon tear apart the time-space tunnel, taking a step before entering the time-space tunnel which was filled with colorful streamers as he headed towards the Moon Star.
He originally did not wish to leave the Bloodshed God Palace territory.
Primarily because he was afraid of meeting ‘Water Devil King’ and the Ancestor Mother Religion! Naturally, he felt that Water Devil King should not be that foolish to act against him since that time when the Water Devil King sent his subordinate, he should only want to threaten Xue Ying with his name and make Xue Ying give up his treasure willingly. But Xue Ying had after all cultivated very quickly, and naturally, he was very arrogant and would not be that forbearing.
‘The probability of Water Devil King acting is quite low. As for the Ancestor Mother Religion, will they act for the sake of Bamboo Saint?’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Is their horizon set so low?’
But he did not know.
The Ancestor Mother Religion had no ways of rampantly searching for precious materials, and could only rely on Bamboo Saint and other experts from the Deity world and Abyss. Furthermore, other than Bamboo Saint and other experts being sent to collect materials, ordinary powerful existences including Paragons would usually not collect all sorts of weird and rare playthings.
Instead, they were collected because the Ancestor Mother Religion needed them urgently!
Within the Ancestor Mother Religion’s territory, in an ancient towering palace hall.
The person with two fangs and wearing a few broken cloths with a bronze-colored skin gradually opened his eyes. His eyes were filled with an endless warmth, causing the entire atmosphere in the palace hall to turn more optimistic and warm.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying has set out of the Bloodshed God Palace territory.” The huge fanged-hunk chuckled and nodded, “It is time to get back those precious materials.”