Chapter 659: Must Not Treat Him Unfairly
Chapter 659: Must Not Treat Him Unfairly
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
In a place shrouded by a blood-red sky.
Protector Huo Zhu landed on top of a mountain peak with an ugly expression on his face. He turned back to look towards the distant Ancient Demon, glancing over it. ‘Not only did I use up one of the leaves from the Void Ancestor Tree, but I was even forced to take out the Ancestor Mother Protective Saint Armor. More than half the energy stored within the armor is lost, and we did not even manage to deal with Dong Bo Xue Ying after incurring such huge losses.’
“Huo Zhu,” a voice reverberated in his heart.
“Religious leader,” Protector Huo Zhu sent back. “What should we do? We’ve already suffered an enormous loss, so we should at least think of a way to get rid of Dong Bo Xue Ying as soon as possible.”
“I’ve discussed this matter with the other religious leaders, and we’ve arrived at the unanimous decision to temporarily forgo dealing with Dong Bo Xue Ying as an enemy,” the voice replied.
“What? How can we let things just slide by?” Protector Huo Zhu was unwilling.
It seemed that this was the biggest humiliation he suffered since his arrival at this cultivation cosmos.
Two of his team’s protectors suffered from setbacks, and he was even forced to use up some of the critical religious internal treasures he had brought over. Such a huge loss left Protector Huo Zhu feeling humiliated.
“Religious leader, we had the absolute advantage inside the Lower Three Edens. We can still afford to use some extra resources. As long as we kill Dong Bo Xue Ying, we might even get the mysterious treasure he used to teleport back then,” Protector Huo Zhu said.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying managed to enter a different world on top of his cultivation of the so-called absolute art with the strongest defense in this cosmos—the”Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body”. You just mentioned that even the Ancient Demon failed to kill him since he could instantly teleport to a location that was fifty billion kilometers away. On top of that, our protectors do not have profound enough cultivations so they could not injure him at all,” the religious leader explained.
“We could use up all our internal religious treasures, though,” Protector Huo Zhu retorted.
“It’s not worth the price,” the religious leader sent back. “The losses we’ve suffered this time were by no means insignificant. Who dares to say that Dong Bo Xue Ying isn’t just a trap set down deliberately by the Bloodshed God Emperor? He might have other important treasures which he received from the Bloodshed God Emperor. Should we try to kill him, it might just end up causing us even more grievous losses! Also, what if he can use that teleportation method of his again? Even if we send all our treasures over, it’ll most likely still be in vain!”
Indeed, now that Xue Ying reached the Opening realm, he could once again teleport into the Starting Ground. However, since his combat power was still in the lower rung amongst Paragons, he would almost certainly end up dying inside.
But if he genuinely were to encounter a dire situation which left him without hope of escaping, everything he owned would end up in the hands of a religious leader. As such, Xue Ying would rather die inside the Starting Ground! No matter the case, he would never let the Ancestor Mother Religion gain any advantages because of him.
“But, but…” Protector Huo Zhu turned sullen.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying’s offensive power is ordinary, but his survival capabilities are anything but. We would have to pay too high a price to kill him. In fact, even if he were to leave the Six Heavenly Wheel still in the World Deity realm, even I would not say for certain I’d be able to kill him. This matter has already been unanimously agreed upon by all the religious leaders, so there’s no need to say anything more,” the religious leader concluded.
“Yes.” Protector Huo Zhu could only follow the orders.
“Don’t approach him any longer. Since we can’t kill him, there’s simply no point in paying any notice to him,” the religious leader ordered before cutting off the communication channel.
While the Ancestor Mother Religion decided to ignore Xue Ying after he was deemed too difficult to deal with, an uproar appeared amongst the Rulers holding the highest statuses in the cultivation cosmos.
The Abyss Primogenitor, the Primal Master, Empress Qian He, the Purgatory Ruler and the others were all incomparably shocked.
Xue Ying had killed two protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion one after another—this they could accept since him killing Protector Cheng Yun had already shocked them enough; they could only sigh and praise him for also getting rid of Protector Zhong She. However, there was also the fact that Xue Ying had brought over a specific portion of the cosmos map and said: “The base of the Ancestor Mother Religion and the passage to our cosmos could very well be located in one of these starfields.”
This information had simply left the Rulers with their heads spinning.
After all, since the cultivation cosmos and the Ancestor Mother Religion were at war, the most crucial piece of information they could acquire was the location of the Ancestor Mother Religion’s base and their cosmos passage!
As long as they closed the cosmos passage and destroyed it, the Ancestor Mother Religion would not be able to send any more experts over. This would leave the members of the Ancestor Mother Religion currently located within the cultivation cosmos cut off from help. In any case, it was sure that the position of the cosmos passage was of utmost importance. There was also an 80% to 90% chance that the Ancestor Mother Religion would place their base next to the passage to protect it! But even if the cultivation cosmos were to find this location, they would still have to break through the enemy base, or they would have no way to break the passage.
This was the most crucial location for both parties!
The Bloodshed God Emperor, the Primal Master, and all the others had been seeking the position to this cosmos passage for a very long period of time, but it was to no avail!
After all, it was only within the Six Heavenly Wheel that the protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion dared to act rampantly. Outside of this location, they would be extremely prudent and cunning. In fact, most Paragons would never even get the chance to meet a protector. It was easy to see how well-concealed they were.
“A region of just ten starfields?”
“Hahaha, this is great news!”
“As long as it’s just this big a region, we’ll definitely find them if we spend a little more time and effort.”
“Let’s find out where the Ancestor Mother Religion is hiding!”
The Rulers of the cultivation cosmos were all in high spirits. They had been feeling helpless for far too long! But they were different from the Ancestor Mother Religion—even if they died, their real bodies could just quickly refine another avatar. As such, they had no reason to fear a confrontation! With this significant an advantage, how could they be afraid of fighting? The actual reason they felt helpless was that they could not find any trace of their enemies so far.
“Bloodshed, was it your disciple who got this information?”
“It’s that Dong Bo Xue Ying again! He’s quite formidable, I say. What Dao did he open? You were afraid of telling us before, but the Ancestor Mother Religion already know of it, so it’s about time you tell us as well.” The Rulers were overjoyed. Up until now, killing a protector merely meant slightly decreasing the enemy’s fighting force. After all, the Ancestor Mother Religion ultimately depended on the religious leaders themselves! However, this map might just end up influencing the outcome of the entire war.
“It is the Dao of Mirage,” the Bloodshed God Emperor replied.
“It’s no wonder, then. Xue Ying can walk through the Mirage World so even those protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion will have a hard time injuring him. His specialty lies in the illusory realm too, granting him the perfect chance to capture a protector alive and force the information out of him.” The Rulers finally understood.
Capturing a protector alive was truly difficult, but even if they did catch one alive, getting any information out of him was even harder.
The protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion could break off all of their six senses, making it entirely impossible to interrogate them! It was only Xue Ying, with his ability to send the other party into an illusory realm, who could hope to efficiently interrogate his opponents. His enemies would not resist receiving any information he transmitted, including the many star maps, all the way to the crucial map which caused his soul to react and crumble.
“This brat has certainly made a great contribution. We can’t mistreat Xue Ying.” Primal Master took the initiative.
“Right, we can’t ignore my disciple’s contribution,” the Bloodshed God Emperor added.
“Bloodshed, when it comes to treasures, what you own is far beyond our meager possessions.” The Temporal Island Lord sneered. He wasn’t overly willing to pitch in with treasures.
“This involves our entire cultivation cosmos. Since that Xue Ying kid made such a great contribution, we cannot act as if nothing happened,” the Abyss Primogenitor stepped in to say.
Since the top three experts of this cosmos—the Bloodshed God Emperor, the Abyss Primogenitor, and the Primal Master—had agreed upon it, Rulers like Empress Qian He and the others could only nod their heads and go along with the crowd. Even the Temporal Island Lord remained silent.
“You all might already be aware of it, but because my disciple’s comprehension ability is so high, he ended up opening a Dao as a stage four World Deity. This will prove quite troublesome for him since it means he must become a Ruler before he can break through again. As such, we must think up some way to improve his chances of becoming a Ruler.” The Bloodshed God Emperor had long since thought of something he could give to Xue Ying, but he was trying to not mention it directly.
“Just get straight to the point,” the Temporal Island Lord urged.
“My idea is actually quite simple…” the Bloodshed God Emperor started explaining.
In the Blood Devil Eden.
“Sou, sou, sou.”
Xue Ying was traversing through the Mirage world, teleporting time and time again. The speed he could now travel at was much faster than before.
Xue Ying looked upward and to the front to see a maelstrom formed by the clouds high in the sky which seemed to vaguely distort even space itself. Xue Ying was clear that this maelstrom was actually the entrance to the Black Rain Eden, one of the Lower Three Edens.