Chapter 650: The Dissolving Blood Palace
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
After the shackles bound his hands and feet, Xue Ying could not think of any method to leave the deep gouge.
‘Even the Mirage can’t help me escape, and my strength is not sufficient to disturb these shackles. I’m afraid that even peak paragons might not be able to shake free.’ Xue Ying inwardly said. While he was slightly weaker in terms of close combat, he was absolutely at the very peak when it came to evasion techniques. However, he had been unlucky enough to come across a technique left behind by Ancestor Devil, and he was simply too weak to deal with it.
‘It truly is painful.’ Xue Ying could not help but wrinkle his eyebrows as he took another glance at the blood-colored all liquid around him.
The liquid had gradually permeated the insides of his body, breaching every little nook before long, and the pain only continued to increase. Even considering the realm of Xue Ying’s cultivation heart, as well as the body cultivated by the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body, the pain was still hard to bear.
The most painful part of it was the powerless feeling which stemmed from being unable to stop the blood-colored liquid, and all techniques being useless!
‘In the Six Heavenly Wheel of the Blood Devil Eden, even the black soil making up the ground contains blood,’ Xue Ying thought. ‘The blood-colored liquid within this gouge is not uncommon, but who could have known it would be this dangerous?’
The Ancestor Devil once reached an extremely high level in the Dao of the Blood Devil.
According to the “Blood Demon Scripture”that he obtained, even just starting out on this path was very difficult and unimaginably painful. And now, being within the deep gorge left his body being eroded by the blood-colored liquid, and in unimaginable pain.
Xue Ying was unable to break free, so he could only endure.
He was even getting flashbacks to the hundred years of suffering he spent due to the Six Ghosts Resentment back when he was still a Transcendent. Although this blood-colored liquid was much more terrifying than the Six Ghosts Resentment, his current body and True Deity Heart were also far more powerful than back then, so the pain that this blood-colored liquid caused was not sufficient to make him collapse like the Six Ghosts Resentment did back then.
He was recalling how he had been in so much pain that he would toss in his bed, and even his soul was left trembling.
Before he realized, the blood-colored liquid had entered every last nook and cranny of Xue Ying’s body, and the pain had reached a peak. At this point, the pain began to decrease, and as it did, Xue Ying began to have a strange feeling of clarity.
“Ka ka ka~” The four shackles binding his hands and feet suddenly released themselves and rapidly began to retreat into nothingness.
Xue Ying was simply standing in the deep gouge in surprise.
‘It’s done?’ Xue Ying was somewhat bewildered as he swept his vision across the surroundings. The four chains had all withdrawn into the nearby walls of the deep hole, disappearing completely into nothingness; even in the Mirage, he could not find them.
‘I’ll take a bit of this blood-colored liquid to study,’ Xue Ying suddenly decided and immediately used the Mirage.
The Mirage swept along the blood-colored liquid in the deep gorge, directly moving it into the Eden treasure. A liquid that could penetrate his Luminous Sun Force, his World Deity Energy, and even the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body’s armor was truly very miraculous. Collecting and storing this liquid alone had to be done with the aid of space manipulation. Before the chains even suppressed his body, if there hadn’t been a suppression, Xue Ying would’ve long since fled. There would have been no reason to suffer through the pain.
He instantly soared into the sky, flew out of the deep gouge, and landed on the ground outside.
“Eh?” He glanced across the surroundings.
He found himself inside an expanse of blood-colored fog, in front of him the silhouette of a building.
Xue Ying walked towards it, and as he approached, the building finally took on a distinct shape. It was a rather old construction—an entirely blood-colored palace. Its walls, its pillars, and even doors all had mottled marks, and above the main door were three ancient characters—Dissolving Blood Palace. Although these three characters were not in use during the current cosmos epoch, a single glance was enough to understand their meaning.
‘Dissolving Blood Palace?’ Xue Ying suddenly understood. ‘It’s actually the Dissolving Blood Palace, one of the three Devil Palaces.’
‘Hahaha, I didn’t think my luck would be so good. I’ve only been to the Blood Devil Eden for a short while, yet I’ve already arrived at the mysterious Dissolving Blood Palace!’ Xue Ying was rather happy. His teacher had handed him a large amount of information, and the records of the Six Heavenly Wheel were very detailed. After all, someone of his teacher’s level was bound to know a large amount of insider information.
From the Lower Three Edens of the Six Heavenly Wheel, the opportunities which could be considered safest, by comparison, were precisely the three Devil Palaces.
The three Devil Palaces were the following: the Dissolving Blood Palace, the Bone Eroding Palace, and the Heart Refining Palace. These three places could not be found through usual means, and they were located separately from the Blood Demon Eden’s Black Rain Eden and Icy Snow Eden.
‘Being able to coincidentally enter the Dissolving Blood Palace is truly my good fortune. According to the recorded information, this place should hold the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique.’ Xue Ying began walking towards the inside of the palace.
The inner portion of the palace was an expanse of silence.
After all, too long a time had passed since any form of life had last entered. Xue Ying was inspecting his surroundings with great attention, so he soon discovered that the walls were covered in densely packed characters; this was precisely the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique which he desired.
A faint light suddenly converged within the palace.
Xue Ying turned his head to look at the source, only to see that the light had already converged into a figure. It was gradually congealing into reality, forming a cold man dressed in blood-colored robes.
The man glanced at Xue Ying, his gaze just as frigid as before. “To have withstood the bite of the Blood Ant means you have the qualifications to enter the Dissolving Blood Palace.”
“Blood Ant?” Xue Ying was stunned. “The blood-colored liquid within the deep gouge was actually made up of blood ants?”
The liquid had even been able to penetrate his Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body’s armor; could it be true that its most minute components were actually tiny Blood Ants?
“When I speak, you are to remain silent,” the man indifferently said.
Xue Ying was stunned.
He could easily tell that this man was a mere spirit artifact, yet his character was unexpectedly this bad! However, this couldn’t be helped. Xue Ying was forced to endure the mood of this spirit artifact left behind by the Ancestor Devil. After all, there was no point in forming a grudge against a spirit artifact!
“The thing on the wall is the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique,” the cold man began. “Seeing how you haven’t gone to the other two Devil Palaces, you must experience two trials within the Dissolving Blood Hall. One is to successfully cultivate the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique, and the other is to successfully defeat one of my Dissolving Blood Hall’s Blood Beasts. Should you succeed, I will grant you the Command Token of the Three Devil Palaces. With its help, you will be able to advance to the other two Devil Palaces.”
Xue Ying was already aware of this point.
Him having luckily arrived at the Dissolving Blood Hall did not mean he would have the opportunity to enter the other two Devil Palaces.
Therefore, his only option was to pass the trials left at the Dissolving Blood Hall by the Ancestor Devil and obtain a command token. If he succeeded, advancing to the other two Devil Palaces would be much easier.
‘If I can pass all three trials of the Devil Palaces, the benefits will be far above the Absolute Art of the Destruction Legion.’ Xue Ying was very expectant. The trials of the Three Devil Palaces were normally targeted towards paragons, but it was also up to luck. An ordinary paragon would perhaps never manage to enter the Dissolving Blood Palace of the Blood Devil Eden, yet he had just happened to stumble upon it.
In any case, he had to pass through the Dissolving Blood Palace first! On the other hand, it was not urgent to pass through the other two Devil Palaces. After all, once he obtained the command token, he would be able to find the two other palaces whenever he wished.
But if he were to fail this attempt… who knew when he could get another chance to enter the Three Devil Palaces. It was quite possible he’d never get another chance in his lifetime.
The man indifferently said, “When it comes to cultivating the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique, a success requires you to cultivate it within ten thousand years. Fail, and I will throw you out myself.”
“Ten thousand years?” Xue Ying was shocked. He helplessly inquired, “Was it not one million years?”
The information his teacher had given him was very detailed.
The three Devil Palaces held three great secret techniques, and each secret technique had to be cultivated within one million years. In fact, these secret techniques themselves would not be of any great assistance to one’s own strength, and they merely served as a kind of trial.
“A million years?”
The cold man wearing blood-colored robes sneered. “A soldier of the Destruction Legion like you has arrived at our Ancestor Devil’s place. Had we still been in the third Cosmos Epoch, I would have already slaughtered you! You actually want us to give you the full million years to cultivate? Hmph! Had it not been for the commands of the Ancestor Devil, I would not have even given you this chance! Ten thousand years. Cultivate the technique and you succeed; fail to cultivate it and you will be sent out. Seeing you Lake Heart Island scoundrels, I wish I could just slaughter you!”