Chapter 651: Three Fundamental Secrets
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Inwardly, Xue Ying did not know whether he should cry or laugh.
So that was the reason.
Considering the relationship between the Ancestor Devil and the Lake Heart Island Master, if this was still the third cosmos epoch, any soldier of the Destruction Legion would be sending themselves to their death if they were to enter the territory of the Ancestor Devil! However, the Ancestor Devil and the Lake Heart Island Master were no longer here during this cosmos epoch. Whether they were alive or not, and regardless of where they decided to head, it was true that these strongest two existences across the many epochs of this cosmos were no longer around. But for their grievances to affect himself now? Would he not view this as an injustice?
“You have ten thousand years. If you don’t think you can succeed, you can hurry up and get lost already,” said the blood-robed man. He then sat down cross-legged right next to the side of the palace hall. He was too lazy to even send another glance in Xue Ying’s way.
‘There’s no need to bother with every treasure spirit I meet.’ Xue Ying did feel that the other party’s attitude was vile, but he was also aware that any treasure spirit was bound to follow the rules set by their master. Even if he hated Xue Ying, he had limited scope in which he could find trouble for him. He had merely decreased the length from a million years to ten thousand years, and could not truly force Xue Ying away. Indeed, it wasn’t that he was benevolent, but instead that he lacked the power to do any more than this.
‘The Ancestor Devil provided even lifeforms from other cosmoses a chance. It’s normal that I, a soldier of the Destruction Legion, would also be given an opportunity.’ Xue Ying now set his gaze towards the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique.
The Dissolving Blood Secret Technique was, of course, a secret technique related to blood, so feeling pain while cultivating it was normal. The closer one got to success, the more gruesome the pain would become.
Despite having never cultivated it before himself, Xue Ying could understand from the intelligence reports he received that cultivating the Dissolving Blood secret technique was split into two areas of difficulty—one was a trial that tested one’s comprehension ability; it was, after all, extremely difficult to succeed in cultivating a secret technique as complex as the Dissolving Blood! The other was the trial of enduring pain. The deeper one got into the technique’s cultivation, the stronger the pain they would feel. Even then, they had to continue cultivating!
Having suffered the torture of a hexing poison, Xue Ying was very clear about how difficult it was to cultivate while being wracked by pain!
“Bring it on.” Not even a trace of anxiety in his expression, Xue Ying sat down cross-legged in this broken palace hall and began his cultivation.
A mortal might fear pain, but upon reaching his realm, the pain was more of a refinement of his heart and soul.
The moment he began cultivating, Xue Ying’s skin became covered by protruding veins and arteries as his blood started to surge.
‘This secret technique implies an exquisite control of blood.’ Xue Ying discovered just how mystical this secret technique was as soon as he began his cultivation. ‘Indeed, it is the most fundamental secret technique of the “Myriad Devil True Body”absolute art.’
The Dissolving Blood secret technique, the Eroding Bone Secret Technique, and the Heart Cultivating Secret Technique—these three secret techniques made up the trials of the Three Devil Palace. However, they all originated from the legendary “Myriad Devil True Body” absolute art and were formulated from its most fundamental aspects.
This absolute art far surpassed the six grand inheritances which Ancestor Devil was famous for, since the”Myriad Devil True Body”was the first absolute art comprehended by the Ancestor Devil. Using this terrifying absolute art, he could even fight against Lake Heart Island Master. When it came to this absolute art—according to hearsay—one had to first reach the large success stage in the six grand inheritances before they could hope to reach a large success in it. This condition alone meant that one had to open six Dao paths that reached the Ruler realm, and there were other external supplementary requirements on top of this. All in all, the difficulty was immense.
In fact, obtaining the absolute art alone was already very difficult. It entailed entering deep into the Three Upper Edens.
But if he succeeded in passing the Three Devil Palace trials…
After cultivating these three secret techniques, he would have obtained the lowest, most fundamental scripture of the “Myriad Devil True Body”. This was extremely precious even to paragons. Furthermore, he would gain other benefits as well.
Thus, it was Xue Ying’s fortune to have managed to enter the Dissolving Blood Palace, but his misfortune for the treasure spirit to be treating the entire Lake Heart Island as its enemy.
A red light suddenly enveloped the surface of Xue Ying’s body while he was sitting cross-legged. This light had actually reflected from the blood within him, but it disappeared just as suddenly as it appeared. Immediately afterward, an expansive bloody fog began spurting uncontrollably from Xue Ying’s skin.
“Pu.” Not only was his skin spewing out this bloody fog, fresh blood even began coming out of his mouth.
“Hmph!.” The blood-robed man from before, who was still in the palace hall, opened his eyes and glanced over with a sneer.
‘Why would it be like this?’
Xue Ying frowned in a very distinct expression of doubt. ‘This secret technique is clearly about the utilization of the profound mysteries of the law of the world. I’ve already opened up my Dao path, yet I’ve diverged as soon as I began to cultivate this technique?’
‘This is, after all, a fundamental secret technique, and a part of the”Myriad Devil True Body”. It’s no wonder that the Ancestor Devil would want to use it to test paragons.’ Xue Ying originally felt that seeing how he had been able to open his Dao path within just a million years, his comprehension ability would enable him to easily cultivate this secret technique. However, he had unexpectedly made a mistake right at the beginning. In fact, even his true body back in the material realm was coughing up blood; he had clearly failed in his cultivation attempt.
“Continue.” Xue Ying calmed himself down completely and began another attempt at cultivating.
Day by day, month by month, year by year passed.
Back in the Blood Devil Eden, the distant Ancient Demon was just like a huge mountain as it remained in its deep slumber. As for the four protectors from the Ancestor Devil Religion, they were feeling truly sullen.
“A thousand years have passed,” the gray-robed female protector said in a low voice. “We’ve been waiting here for a thousand years, but Dong Bo Xue Ying has yet to appear.”
“The intelligence reports cannot be fake. His position was discovered through karma; he is still in this region, without a doubt.” Protector Huo Zhe looked towards the distant Ancient Demon. “He has likely entered some sort of dangerous area within the Blood Devil Eden, and is temporarily unable to leave.”
The gray-robed female protector nodded. “We could have completed our medicine as soon as we killed Dong Bo Xue Ying, but we’ve already delayed for too long. It’ll soon become useless.”
“Let’s keep waiting,” the blue-eyed man said.
“We have enough time. Let’s just continue waiting,” said an old man who was wrapped in a violet robe such that only his eyes were visible.
These four protectors were indeed anxious and sullen.
Their medicine which was originally planned for completion so as to allow them to continue their adventures was now useless. They could only continue waiting here.
The way they saw it, their opponent was just a new Paragon. If the four of them were to work together, and considering how strong Protector Huo Zhe was, it would be easy for them to eradicate Xue Ying. But who would have thought that they would be stuck waiting here for so long! Furthermore, they had to continue waiting while on full alert or they might just wake the Ancient Demon.
“Just wait until he gets out. He certainly won’t get a quick death from us,” the gray-robed female protector said in a low mutter, and the other three protectors also expressed their agreement.
They did not have the slightest ounce of pity for any of the lifeforms from this cultivation cosmos.
1,000 years, 2,000 years, 3,000 years… in the blink of an eye, more than 6,000 years had already passed.
Back in the Dissolving Blood Palace, Xue Ying’s figure was trembling slightly as he continued his cultivation. The pain he felt was causing his expression to contort, and he eventually could not help but let out a grunt.
“Oh? Was that a sound I heard coming from you?” In the corner of the palace hall, the blood-robed man opened his eyes upon hearing the sound and revealed an excited grin. “Painful, isn’t it? Hahaha, did you think the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique would be so easy to cultivate? It is one of the three big fundamental secret techniques forming the”Myriad Devil True Body”and its requirements of one’s comprehension ability are such that most paragons have a hard time cultivating it within even a million years! You actually think you can cultivate it in ten thousand years?
“Not only that but the deeper you cultivate, the greater the pain you will feel. Even your True Deity Heart will be affected.
“During those moments of the most intense pain, it will become even harder to cultivate.
The blood-robed cold male stood up, appreciating the trembling Xue Ying’s expression contorted from pain. “Still, I can’t help but feel that you soldiers from the Destruction Legion are ‘formidable’! It’s already been a bit over years six thousand years, yet you’ve merely cultivated a minor part of the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique, and the pain you’re not feeling is not even close to the maximum! Just wait until you reach the large success stage; by then, you’ll feel it on your own skin. I might not have attempted cultivating the technique myself, but I’ve seen more than enough paragons lose themselves.
“Oh! I almost forgot.
“You have just ten thousand years of time to finish your cultivation. Once that term is over, I’ll throw you right out! But even if you leave this place, you can continue cultivating and enjoying the feeling of the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique. Unfortunately for you, even if you succeed in cultivating the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique after you leave, it won’t do you any good.
“You must succeed within ten thousand years—the Ancestor Devil is, after all, testing your comprehension ability!”
The blood-robed cold man continued speaking while he enjoyed the sight of Xue Ying being in agonizing pain.
But all of a sudden—
Xue Ying, who was originally in great pain, regained his calm. His originally contorted facial expression regained its usual calm, and he simultaneously opened his eyes to look at the blood-robed man.
“I spoke no more than a few sentences, and you already can’t take it anymore? Your cultivation heart is truly pitiful,” the man commented upon seeing him wake up.