Chapter 630: This is the Starting Ground?
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
At the same moment.
Bloodshed God Palace. Over at that secretive underground palace.
Bloodshed God Emperor was scrutinizing the burning cosmos furnace when he heard the transmission by Xue Ying. His expression had a slight change: ‘Golden-haired monkey? Ancestor Mother Religion?’ He had used karma to ascertain the location of Xue Ying.
But closely following that.
That avatar of Xue Ying had disappeared entirely. Even his karma disappeared too!
‘Gone?’ Bloodshed God Emperor’s eyes were filled with rage. If he could not sense Xue Ying with karma, under ordinary circumstances, there was only one possibility–death! Naturally, Xue Ying’s true body was still in the Xia Clan world, but the avatar which was initially with the golden-haired monkey had disappeared entirely. Even his karma had disappeared.
Bloodshed God Emperor would naturally think that this avatar of Xue Ying had been killed.
After all, there were only a few possibilities of what could happen with a vanished karma according to the understanding of Bloodshed God Emperor, and each of them was rarely seen even by Rulers.
‘Truly brutal.’ Bloodshed God Emperor’s eyes flashed with coldness as he disappeared.
After activating the talisman, Xue Ying sensed a warm energy originating from the surrounding cosmos protecting him. It was more comfortable than tearing through time-space. In the blink of an eye, he had arrived at his destination.
Xue Ying looked around him.
It was a formless void, yet underneath his feet, there was actually a land. This land was only a few kilometers wide.
“My eyes, my ears…” Xue Ying was stunned.
His vision which was terrifying and could even see the pattern on the back of an ant more than 100 million kilometers away, and his hearing ability which could hear many fluctuations–closing his eyes and he could even hear a large area around him… at this moment, they were gone. Xue Ying discovered that he could only see a few dozen kilometers away, and any distance further than that was blurry.
His ears could only vaguely hear the sound of wind; he could not hear the fluctuations any more.
This feeling was not too far off as compared to when he was a mortal at the One with the World realm.
“Mortal?” Xue Ying extended his right hand and clenched it.
There was no spatial explosion, and no fluctuation from air being pressed.
“My luminous sun force? World deity energy?” Xue Ying could feel the wealth of energy in his body, yet the luminous sun force and World Deity energy could not be moved at all.
“What is happening?” Xue Ying felt his strength becoming rather mediocre. He pulled out the flying knife from his waist. As he could not extend his senses, the True God weapon flying knife became an ordinary flying knife.
Xue Ying held the flying knife to his palm before slashing it across lightly.
A line of injury formed.
“What?” Xue Ying might have his guesses, but seeing his mighty body breaking apart after a simple slash, he was even bleeding?
“I’ve become a mortal?” Xue Ying placed the flying knife back into the scabbard by his waist. He felt lost.
He, Xue Ying, had cultivated for so many years and had a heaven-shattering combat power close to that of a Paragon. After activating the talisman which teleported him to the Starting Ground, he had become a mortal?
Xue Ying looked at this piece of land which was about a few kilometers in range.
In the distant, there were many rows of trees with shade-giving foliage. The leaves were rustling with the wind. Behind the trees, there were several simple-looking stone houses.
Other than the trees, there were also several flowerbeds, grassland, and even river flowing in the far distance with fishes leaping out of the water surface. There was a wooden bridge constructed across the small river. At the center of the entire land, there were three grass houses scattered. The withered yellowish grass on top of the grass houses gave off a natural beauty.
“This is the Starting Ground?” Xue Ying was puzzled.
He had thought of many possibilities.
Being able to teleport from any part of the entire cosmos even when there was suppression by the ancient historical remains into the Starting Ground, and to teleport to any places within the cosmos from the Starting Ground, and also the fact that even Rulers would die with a nine out of ten probability, gave Xue Ying a feeling that this was a perilous place. But after coming, he realized that this place seemed to be a leisurely and relaxed place.
“Pa.” A sound came suddenly from afar.
Xue Ying looked over. It was from the unremarkable stone houses behind the trees by the boundary of the land. One of the stone houses’ door had been pushed open, with an old man wearing simple clothing with white hair walking out.
“There are people here?” Xue Ying held his breath. There were other people within the Starting Ground?
“Little brat, have you experienced the feeling of being a mortal?” This old man laughed giddily as he walked over. He shouted from afar, “How tired would it be to cultivate every single day. Isn’t it better to let you regain the feeling of being a mortal? See how fragrant the flowers are, how pretty the green leaves are! You should have long forgotten these feelings coming from a mortal already, am I right?”
Xue Ying was startled.
The feeling of being a mortal?
His vision power was terrifying. Even if it was a piece of leaf, his vision could permeate through the leaf and see its internal structure. A piece of green leaf could be as big as a piece of enormous land to him! He could see the structure within the green leaf, and all profound mysteries within it. Even as he closed his eyes to smell, he could discern through the minute components constituting the entire structure of the leaf immediately.
“Sometimes, by making things a little blurry, the world becomes more meaningful.” The old man laughed, “That time when forefather created this ground, he had done so because he wanted to relax and to regain the feeling of being a mortal. It doesn’t matter how strong you are. Even Rulers will become mortals after coming in. This… is the rule of the Starting Ground!”
Xue Ying was slightly enlightened.
It was the rule.
One would become just like a mortal after coming in.
“Since we can’t utilize the law of profound mysteries, we will not be able to display our combat power. How can we then determine how strong we are?” Xue Ying asked, “Isn’t it the fact that the Starting Ground is perilous, with one surviving out of ten?”
“Don’t be so anxious.” The old man said, “You’ll soon experience the one lives and nine deaths, but for now, you should calm yourself down. I can see your anxiety at this moment.”
Xue Ying felt guilty.
Indeed, his heart realm had been affected. Ever since he became a Transcendent, this feeling of being a mortal was one he had never experienced ever again. Even by disguising himself as a mortal, that was ‘disguising’, yet at this moment on the Starting Ground, according to the rules… he was truly a mortal. Even a knife could easily break through his skin.
He became weak, and could hardly carry something of a few hundred kilometers in weight.
“Karma?” Xue Ying was startled, “The karma here?”
“Can’t sense karma?” The old man said.
“My true body in the outside world can’t sense this body of mine.” Xue Ying nodded. It was truly enigmatic.
Under ordinary circumstances, if one could not sense the other party’s karma, he would have died.
But at this moment, he was all okay in the Starting Ground, yet his true body could not sense his karma. Still, they could exchange memories.
“This is the influence of the Starting Ground.” The old man mentioned, “You brat is still too weak, and are just a stage four World Deity. Your realm is too low too. How much of the world do you think you could see?”