Chapter 652: Blood Creature
Chapter 652: Blood Creature
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Within the ancient Dissolving Blood Palace.
The treasure spirit—the blood-robed cold man—was still sneering at the soldier from Destruction Legion sitting in front of him.
However, Xue Ying wasn’t angry at this. In fact, he was actually wearing a sly smile. He did not care about bickering with the treasure spirit, so he simply let out a terrifying aura.
One could see bloody fog vaguely appear to envelop the surface of Xue Ying’s body. On top of this, a huge, strange reptile appeared on his back. The lizard had an extremely long tail, so long that it surrounded his body twice over, and it seemed to be sleeping as it lay on its tail.
“Tiger Cricket Totem?” The blood-robed cold man was staring at the strange scene appearing behind Xue Ying. After cultivating the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique to the large success stage, one would be able to externally project this very scene. It was said that the Ancestor Devil had received enlightenment from three unique lifeforms, and it was this knowledge that he then used to create the profound “Myriad Devil True Body”. Only then was he able to set down the fundamentals for this absolute art, fusing them together with his countless experiences and other external supplementary objects to eventually form his true body.
After he successfully cultivated this technique, even the Lake Heart Island master, whose combat power was known to be insurmountable, could not defeat the Ancestor Devil.
“You succeeded?” The blood-robed man was staring at Xue Ying with a frown of disbelief. “That scene just now was actually you reaching the final bottleneck?”
The expression of savage pain which Xue Ying had shown just a while ago, complete with his grunt, was actually the final moment agony he let out as he reached the final bottleneck. Thinking back on it, this was clearly the true reason he had let out a sound. It was very clear by now just how terrifying Xue Ying’s comprehension ability was.
“Ten thousand years is indeed a very short time, but I was lucky enough to succeed nonetheless,” Xue Ying said with a chuckle.
“Hmph.” A feeling of grievance was brewing up in the cold man’s stomach. “You, soldier of the Destruction Legion, are indeed quite proficient when it comes to comprehending techniques, for you to have succeeded within such a short time. However, you shouldn’t be too happy! Remember, if you want to obtain the command token from the Three Devil Palace, you have to get through two trials. The Dissolving Blood Secret Technique was just the first trial. You might have passed this trial of comprehension ability, but the second trial is one that tests your true combat power.”
“I know. What was it that you said before, something about defeating a Blood Creature?” Xue Ying nodded.
He had gotten quite a lot of information from his teacher. The process involved succeeding in cultivating the secret technique within a million years and then winning a frontal battle. Only then would he receive the command token.
This particular command token was actually the token for the entire Three Devil Palace.
Using it, he could easily make his way towards the other two palaces. Even if he failed ten or a hundred times, he could try it again and again.
Thus, obtaining the command token would mean that half the work was already done!
Even if he failed afterward, he could just wait until his combat power reached a higher level. However, if he could not find the Three Devil Palace, it would be pointless even if he was stronger.
“Indeed, the second trial is combat against a Blood Creature. They are a form of life bred by His Majesty precisely for the sake of battle. Its combat power is incredible, and most Paragons would likely end up either suppressed or torn apart and eaten in a fight against it.” The blood-robed man sneered. “I’ve heard that the armor you soldiers of the Destruction Legion don in battle is formidable, but that won’t matter if the Blood Creature just swallows you whole.”
Having said these words, the man pointed to a corner of the palace hall.
A drop of black-colored blood condensed out of nowhere then began floating in mid-air as golden patterns shifted on its surface.
Soon afterward, following a ‘hua’ sound, the black-colored liquid started rapidly distorting and expanding, and before long, transformed into a mutated beast covered in black scales, and standing upright to reach a height of roughly ten meters or so. Its legs were very short, but its claws were thick and long, and its arms reached a length that was approximately half of its entire body. There were three horns on its head, but its most distinctive trait had to be its huge, bloody mouth. Its two small eyes were flickering with savageness and cunningness.
The strangest part about this beast, though, was that even though it was just standing in place, its figure began emitting countless circular black ripples that affected the void. Xue Ying could easily feel an inherent threat present in these ripples.
‘Such a terrifying beast. It’s just standing there, but it can still give me a feeling of looming death.’ Xue Ying heart was left in trepidation. ‘This blood creature groomed by the Ancestor Devil is definitely not any weaker than those fools from the Ancestor Mother Religion whose realms are extremely low,.’
The Ancestor Devil was, after all, a member of this cultivation cosmos.
However, he was originally a cultivator during the third cosmos epoch and was ranked at the very top across the many epochs alongside the Lake Heart Island Master. These two figures could look down on any and all experts across the cosmos epochs.
There were many powerful experts having appeared during the other cosmos epochs, some even stronger than the Bloodshed God Emperor, but the gap between them and the Ancestor Devil was still clear.
“That swordmaster from your Lake Heart Island has even groomed a legion.” The blood-robed cold man sneered. “When it comes to tactics and slaughtering ability, our Ancestor Devil is undoubtedly the expert! Back then, had the Ancestor Devil not seen the potential of your swordmaster, feeling that he would become a good opponent if he was shown mercy, your swordmaster would have died!”
“The world of cultivation functions on the base of cause and effect. The Ancestor Devil should have embarked on the path of cultivation earlier than the swordmaster,” Xue Ying retorted.
It must be stated that the Starting Ground functioned as the beginning and the end. Only the swordmaster—the Lake Heart Island Master—had been able to discover its existence, and had even forcibly barged inside. In fact, even the black dog, a creature painstakingly refined by the senior from the Starting Ground to be responsible for guarding the place, could not obstruct him; he had merely bitten off a mouthful from the swordmaster’s body. Fortunately, the swordmaster had been arrogant enough to not take away the treasures from the Starting Ground, or it could have had no further descendants.
And the Ancestor Devil stemmed from the same era as the Lake Heart Island Master, but he never discovered the Starting Ground, or he discovered it but never visited the place! From this, the gap their combat power was apparent. Furthermore, over the longest period of time, the Lake Heart Island Master remained recognized publicly as the strongest existence. From this too, the gap between the two parties was made clear.
Xue Ying estimated that the Ancestor Devil depended on the Myriad Devil True Body to stand straight against his rival.
“Hmph, but if we’re to compare the methods of refining subordinates, he is absolutely not on par with our Ancestor Devil. Brat, aren’t you a soldier of the Destruction Legion? It’s not like I’m trying to bully you. Fighting a Blood Creature has always been one of the rules. If you’re capable enough, you should just defeat it.” The blood-robed man sneered, then turned towards the blood creature and said, “Start.”
“A soldier of the Destruction Legion?” the blood creature growled. Its huge bloody mouth slowly opened, and the killing intent in its eyes intensified. “From the moment I began guarding this place and up until now, this is my first time fighting a soldier from the Destruction Legion.”
“Come, then.” Xue Ying extended his right hand, causing the Blood Serpent Spear to appear.
The blood creature suddenly moved.
A vague black ripple rapidly arced through the sky to appear in front of Xue Ying with the blood creature at its center. Once in front of his opponent, the creature began waving its terrifying claws. There were many patterns revolving on top of the claws, and the black ripples were rolling all about, sending a frightening destructive power into anything they touched. Xue Ying got the feeling that he would definitely receive a powerful backlash if he attempted to parry the ripples using his weapon!
“Die.” The blood-robed man was watching the battle calmly from the side.
He was very clear about the blood creature’s power level.
The blood creature, which was itself just over ten meters tall, stretched its claws to become a dozen meters long as he waved them out.
These two front claws essentially slashed Xue Ying’s body in an instant.
However, as if the claws were moving through empty space, Xue Ying was just standing there without making any move.
“Hu hu hu.” The claws continued to move, and within a split second, a few dozen illusions started to condense all around. The beast’s power was surging, but no matter how he attacked, Xue Ying was simply standing in place. His body did not even shake.
“What?” The blood creature and the blood-robed man were both stunned.
The beast’s attacks could not reach Xue Ying.
The two of them quickly discovered that this cultivator who wore black armor possessed a body which seemed real and unreal at the same time. No matter how the beast struck, it could not touch him.
‘Is he in another world?’ the blood-robed man began to guess.