Chapter 639: Huge Breakthrough (End of Volume 20)
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Within a cultivation room on Crimson Dust Island.
There were a total of 81 fiery-red circular inlays above the cultivation room. These inlays formed an array, covering the entire room with a tier of red light. On the surface of the cultivation room, there was a block of wood laid that was as black as ink. Looking at it from another perspective, one could see strands of violet light revolving on this wood. There were two silver silk praying mats placed on top of the wooden surface as well.
The black-robed Xue Ying and the white-robed Xue Ying were both seated respectively on a praying mat each.
Because his true body continued cultivating for extended periods here, after being bestowed the ‘Black Fog Sea’, Xue Ying had paid an enormous price to collect all sorts of treasures to build this cultivation room.
The Blood Serpent Spear was floating in front of the white-robed Xue Ying. Many strands of consciousness were continuously permeating through the spear as Xue Ying pondered over and attempted to refine it.
And on the other side, the black-robed Xue Ying was silently comprehending the “Luminous Sun” and the “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body”–these two absolute arts. Since he had comprehended the law of the world and even opened the ‘Dao of Mirage’, his realm was comparable to that of Paragons. The fifth volume of “Luminous Sun” and the fifth level of “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” were naturally easier for him to comprehend, though he had to spend some effort in doing so.
15 years had passed in the real world, yet in reality, he was cultivating in an environment of a hundred times time-acceleration.
The black-robed Xue Ying was seated on top of the silver silk praying mat. Many gray fruits were floating in front of him, and also a crimson stone that was fist-sized, and many other crimson wooden pieces.
“Almost there.” The black-robed Xue Ying extended his hand to grab that fist-sized crimson stone. He then bit on it, releasing sounds of ‘ka cha ka cha’. The crimson stone had been chewed into pieces by him before he swallowed it. There was a total of 18 gray fruits and 30 fragments of crimson wooden pieces that were full of life energy, which had been eaten by Xue Ying.
‘Eating fruits is fine, but why must I be eating stone and wood…’ Xue Ying muttered inwardly, ‘I wonder what the inspiration that led to the Lake Heart Island master to craft this cultivation method was.’
He then closed his eyes and began operating the fifth level of the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body.
His body had long been strengthened to the fifth level, though the black armor on the surface of his body required external materials to condense. Xue Ying did not dare to absorb those precious materials into his body after eating them. They would eventually be fused together with energy into forming the black armor, allowing the fourth level black armor to evolve and reach the next level.
Finally, a layer of entirely new black armor floated on the surface of his body. This armor even had a layer of dark light revolving on it.
‘The fifth volume fourth boundary of “Luminous Sun” and the fifth level of “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” are both completed.’ Xue Ying felt the strength in his body which far transcended that previously.
It was to note that reaching the fourth boundary realm of the fifth volume for “Luminous Sun” was almost impossible for ordinary True Gods. Most could only reach the fourth boundary after jumping out of the world prison and open their Dao!
The fifth level of the “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” similarly required one to escape from the world prison before learning it.
Even though it was the fifth level, most had to open a Dao before they could train in it successfully. Otherwise, one could comprehend the third boundary realm of the fifth volume for the “Luminous Sun” at most.
As for after that?
The sixth volume? The sixth level? To reach large success, the chances were minute.
‘They are of a different Dao.’ Xue Ying slightly shook his head.
Most people could train the lower leveled cultivation.
They were all part of the law of the world. Just like becoming an ordinary True God, everyone would try to understand the law of the world. Thus, the content of absolute arts was similar for all.
But once a person reached the Paragon realm, it would be different since opened ‘Dao’ differed from person to person.
The sixth volume of “Luminous Sun” was just like the sun, filled with Yang and hardness and could destroy everything.
The sixth level of the “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” sought the extremes of substance.
‘I’ll have to find something appropriate for me.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Finding an absolute art that is compatible with the ‘Dao of Mirage’, or to create an absolute art myself.’
Why was the Great Destruction Heavenly Emperor so powerful?
That’s because he created an absolute art, becoming an existence on the same level as Monarch Green.
‘Fortunately, I have prepared enough precious materials. Otherwise, I still have to collect them.’ Xue Ying chuckled. Previously during the 700,00 years of cultivation, he had also been collecting the materials required to reach a high level for “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” and the “Luminous Sun”. Xue Ying had to prepare for transcending to True God! Who would have thought that he had not transcended and instead, he became a Paragon first, making it easy for him to cultivate the absolute arts.
Energy and substance were fusing together as one.
The fifth volume grand perfection realm for luminous sun force merging with the fifth level of the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body allowed Xue Ying to undergo a qualitative change in his body ever since he came out from the Starting Ground.
Cultivating the absolute arts took a short time, yet refining the true god weapon ‘Blood Serpent Spear’ was tedious! He spent a total of 300 years long to do that! It was under the environment of a hundred times time acceleration.
Fortunately, his realm was rather high. If ordinary True Gods were to refine it, it would be normal for them to spend 100 billion years even if they had good comprehension ability. Those who were weaker might not be able to grasp hold of it even if they spent their entire life. After all, this was a Dao of Slaughter at the Ruler realm! The difficulty of refining it was much higher than that for the flying knife.
Wielding the Blood Serpent Spear, he felt the spear becoming one with him. He could even sense the terrifying aura inherent within the spear that came from the ‘Dao of Slaughter’.
‘Time to leave.’ The black-robed Xue Ying disappeared from the cultivation room as he left the Xia Clan world and proceeded to the Deity world’s Black Fog sea.
“Master, the avatar of Dong Bo Xue Ying has returned to the Deity world.” A low voice resounded within the palace hall as a fragrance diffused within.
Within the palace hall, the black-robed black-haired male was currently seated cross-legged on a grass mat. He opened his eyes and had a grin at the edge of his lips, “Oh, this Dong Bo Xue Ying has been assassinated by those from the Ancestor Mother Religion, yet he could stealthily disappear even with his karma! And now, he is finally back in the Deity world, and Bloodshed will most likely summon this disciple of his.”
“For him to disappear from mid-air and even hide his karma?”
“What treasure did he get?” The black-robed black-haired male was also pondering in puzzlement.
Xue Ying’s karma had disappeared the previous time. The Temporal Island which was always controlling all sorts of places in the cosmos had discovered it very quickly. Because this pertained to the Ancestor Mother Religion, the Temporal Island Lord had personally gone to investigate it. With his accomplishments in time-space… he discovered that Xue Ying had personally escaped from his predicament and wasn’t killed. That naturally incited the curiosity of Temporal Island Lord.
And even a strand of greed!
But he was clear that with Xue Ying’s method of escapism, even if he acted, Xue Ying should be able to escape as well. Furthermore, he feared the Bloodshed God Emperor even more!
“What exactly is it?”
Black Fog Sea.
The black-robed Xue Ying had just returned and reunited with his wife when he received a transmission.
“Xue Ying, come over here.” Bloodshed God Emperor transmitted.
“Teacher has summoned me over. I’ll go over first.” Xue Ying stood up.
Jing Qiu giggled, “The God Emperor has finally summoned you.”
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
These few years, he had many good friends asking him about the disappearance of his avatar’s karma. Many powerful existences thought that Xue Ying’s avatar had been killed! This was a major matter since Xue Ying was someone who could kill ‘Bamboo Saint’ in a head-on battle. Thus, many people were investigating this matter at that time, as they thought that Xue Ying had been ‘killed by the mysterious expert’.
Only when those like Paragon Huo Cheng or Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master asked did Xue Ying reply that it was ‘related to the Ancestor Mother Religion’. He did not mention any details, though these people had long known of the Ancestor Mother Religion.
However, despite so many people asking him, his teacher Bloodshed God Emperor did not ask him at all!
Leaving the Black Fog Sea, Xue Ying arrived at the Bloodshed God Emperor.
Within that wooden courtyard.
“Teacher.” Entering the courtyard, Xue Ying greeted with a bow.
“Xue Ying, have a seat.” Bloodshed God Emperor chuckled.
Xue Ying immediately sat down.
“Let me ask you, when the Ancestor Mother Religion assassinated you, you disappeared from mid-air with even your karma disappearing. What opportunity have you obtained?” Bloodshed God Emperor asked, “If you don’t feel like saying, you can not say.”
Xue Ying did not hide it, “I have fortuitously gotten a talisman and proceeded on to the Starting Ground.”
He had nothing to hide.
After all, even the Ancestor Mother Religion knew that he had disappeared from midair with his karma disappearing too! Why the need to hide from his teacher?
Furthermore, the talisman from the Starting Ground could not be snatched. Killing him would cause the talisman to disappear.
“Starting Ground?” Bloodshed God Emperor nodded with a smile, “No wonder. I see that you have yet to transcend, but the aura which your body is emitting has become much stronger–even stronger than that King Patrol Devil. I was puzzled had my suspicions, so you have gone to the Starting Ground. That Starting Ground contains the cultivation method from other cosmos, so it is easily achievable for it to make your body much stronger.”
Xue Ying felt kind of awkward as he added, “Teacher, the aura of my body becoming strong isn’t because I cultivated other cultivation methods.”
“It isn’t other cultivation methods?” The Bloodshed God Emperor felt suspicious.
“I, I have opened my Dao.” Xue Ying obediently mentioned.
Bloodshed God Emperor was stunned.