Chapter 665: New Rankings
Chapter 665: New Rankings
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying was sitting cross-legged on the same snowy mountain, just as before. A huge amount of snow had long since enveloped him, turning him into a literal snowman. However, Xue Ying did not seem to mind one bit. He was focused entirely on his progress with the Cultivating Heart Secret Technique.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying,” a familiar voice called him out; it was the Primal Master’s voice. Xue Ying paused his cultivation.
At the same time, a copy of the Cosmos Deity-Demon List was passed over to him.
“Hong!” All of the accumulated snow was sent flying in every direction, and even the frost which had been forming all over his body was crushed to pieces. Finally, Xue Ying, who had been sitting cross-legged this whole time, stood up with a smile. ‘The Primal Master actually placed me so high in the rankings. I thought I’d still be around the lowest ranks amongst Paragons. Seems like killing those two protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion gave me quite a push up the list.’
On the newly formed Cosmos Deity-Demon List…
The first rank remained with the Bloodshed God Emperor. Considering how unfathomable his power was, it would be unlikely for him to budge from this spot.
Second was the Abyss Primogenitor.
The Primal Master was third.
The positions of these three experts seemed to never change. Before Pang Yi’s breakthrough, the other five Rulers all specialized in one specific aspect of cultivation, so the gap between them and these first three was quite evident during a real battle.
Fourth, Pang Yi.
Fifth, Purgatory Ruler.
Sixth, Temporal Island Lord.
Seventh, Myriad God Palace Head.
Eighth, Empress Qian He.
Ninth, Bloody Ruler.
Pang Yi, a new Ruler, had jumped all the way up to the fourth position in a single move, forcibly and directly suppressing the Temporal Island Lord and the rest of the five Rulers—he rushed all the way up to the top three rankers. It must be stated that whenever a new Ruler appeared, they would typically have to first consolidate their foundations, then gradually accumulate more power! However, Pang Yi had suppressed the Temporal Island Lord and the rest of his elders as soon as he broke through. It was easy to see just how this was.
The following rankings were reserved for Paragons.
10th, Monarch Green.
11th, Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction.
12th, Monarch Hex Cricket.
13th, Water Devil King.
14th, White Sovereign King.
15th, Bitter Cultivator.
25th, Monarch Destruction.
33rd, Monarch Dong Bo.
65th, Hui Ming.
100th, Forefather Fierce Tyrant
There were a total of nine Rulers and 36 Paragons (including Bamboo Mountain and Xue Ying), which meant the lowest ranking Paragon held the 45th position!
‘I am ranked 33rd, which means there are twelve Paragons behind me,’ Xue Ying thought. He could not be considered an apex Paragon for the moment, only average! But most of those ordinary Paragons had already lived very, very long lives, some having lived far longer even than the Bloodshed God Emperor himself. They had countless experiences, opened many Daos, and comprehended all sorts of laws of profound mysteries. They had researched the vestiges of the previous cosmos epochs and understood all kinds of techniques.
It was accumulating power over such long periods of time that allowed these ordinary Paragons to become extraordinary. Most also held great treasures!
The Overlord of Destruction, for instance, was now but an ordinary Paragon, but he had once been the teacher of the Bloodshed God Emperor! It was quite likely that the Bloodshed God Emperor wished to repay him for that guidance he received. Just how many treasures would he have on him, when taking that into account? Even though he would normally be ranked towards the back amongst ordinary Paragons, he still held the 25th position.
Overall, Xue Ying was roughly smacked in the middle amongst ordinary Paragons!
And that was solely because his Dao of Mirage gave him such strong survival capabilities. However, despite having no real qualifications when it came to suppressing the other twelve ancient Paragons ranked behind him, being able to kill two protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion represented that he had some methods when it came to battle and slaughter. It was because of this information that he received such a high rank.
‘Disciple Brother Hui Ming is quite formidable himself. He jumped all the way to the 65th position as soon as he broke through. Ruler Pang Yi’s cultivation technique is indeed mystical,’ Xue Ying inwardly praised.
Even though Xue Ying remained relatively calm and happy as he parsed the list, many of the experts across the Deity world and the Dark Abyss were exceptionally astonished at the sight of it. Hui Ming had transcended after formally accepting Pang Yi as his teacher, and was able to push himself all the way up to the 65th rank. The crowd was shocked, but they still felt that they could accept this. After all, the news of Pang Yi becoming a Ruler were already known by virtually everyone.
Until now, Hui Ming was the only one to successfully cultivate Pang Yi’s technique, with the exception of the creator himself, of course.
Pang Yi took the fourth position amongst Rulers… and this too everyone felt was normal.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?” Many of the powerful existences and a few of the ordinary Paragons were dumbstruck.
The news of Xue Ying killing two protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion remained relatively secret, so there were very few who knew about the matter. Most powerful existences had never even heard of the Ancestor Mother Religion, and even many of the ordinary Paragons knew very little about them. As such, only the few apex Paragons and the Rulers knew about Xue Ying’s achievement of killing the two protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion. However, this meant that most powerful existences still saw Xue Ying as just an unusually powerful stage four World Deity.
Even though he had once suppressed Bamboo Saint using his pure strength, there had been quite a few similarly talented stage four World Deities in the history of the Deity world.
The Cosmos Deity-Demon List had actually placed Xue Ying amongst the ranks of Paragons, and right in the middle of them at that. His combat power was enough to place him above twelve other Paragons, which was simply incredible. Since the start of this cosmos epoch, the same thing had only happened once, in the case of the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying is ranked 33rd? This… how could such a thing be true?”
“This list can’t be wrong; it was made by the rumored Primal Master after all. There’s no way someone like the Primal Master would make such a grave mistake. Unless might it be true that Dong Bo Xue Ying opened a Dao just like the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master once did?”
The only ones who obtained the list were the top hundred rankers.
The horizons of such people were much broader, unlike those stage four World Deities who thought the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master had managed to live so long because of his absolute art. Those ranked in the top hundred were all aware that the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master had opened a Dao as a stage four World Deity, and cultivated it to an extremely high realm. This was the reason he could stand at the very top even amongst Paragons. And now, it seemed that another existence like him had appeared in this cosmos.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying has opened a Dao? Is this information correct?”
“How long has he even cultivated for? It’s just a million years or so, right?”
“Old Brother Huo Cheng, has Monarch Dong Bo truly opened his Dao?”
Many of the powerful existences across the entire Deity world and Abyss were in fervently discussing this new version of the Cosmos Deity-Demon List. Even some of the weaker experts who never made it on the list received this news from their good friends! After all, such information was utterly shocking. In but a moment, it seemed like the news had already spread across the whole world. The Paragons and even many of the powerful existences were already aware of this matter.
Many of Xue Ying’s acquaintances congratulated him on this matter.
“Monarch Dong Bo, congratulations on opening a Dao as a stage four World Deity. You are the second one in this cosmos.”
“What is there to congratulate me on? I can’t even transcend anymore.”
“Monarch Dong Bo, you’ve opened a Dao in just a million years. I simply can’t believe something like transcending would be difficult for you.”
Many were transmitting messages to and fro, and Xue Ying was busy with replying to everyone.
Just as the latest Cosmos Deity-Demon List was released and the various powerful existences were still in the middle of discussing this matter, a rumor began to spread.
“Now that Pang Yi is a Ruler, one of the spots for the Bloodshed God Palace’s ancestors has been freed. I think the new group of ancestors should be the Overlord of Destruction, the Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master, and Monarch Dong Bo.”
Speculation about who the three ancestors would be after this event was naturally spreading.
Those at the very pinnacle, like Monarch Green, Paragon Huo Cheng, Monarch Hex Cricket, the Water Devil King and others like them had no reason to doubt any of it, since they already knew that Xue Ying was able to kill two protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion! His battle records alone were sufficient to grant him a position as one of the Bloodshed God Emperor’s ancestors.
However, the weaker Paragons and ordinary powerful existences were still muttering amongst themselves: “The Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master is an apex Paragon, and Pang Yi was able to compete against Rulers while not even being a Ruler himself. Even the weakest of the three, the Overlord of Destruction, accumulated enough of a foundation to land the 25th spot. But now that Pang Yi has become a Ruler should Dong Bo Xue Ying really receive a position as an ancestor? He is only 33rd on the list… making him the weakest of the three.”
A few people were feeling somewhat apprehensive since Xue Ying’s weakness might pull down the status of the three ancestors as a whole.
Many of them knew that Xue Ying had already become a Paragon so he could meet the qualifications for holding that position.
Any news regarding the three ancestors was closely followed by many of the stage four World Deities, and even the weaker World Deities across the world. It was because many of the weaker cultivators held some hope of becoming disciples of one the three ancestors! Now that Pang Yi had become a Ruler, would the newly opened position be taken by Xue Ying?
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?”
“Will he truly become an ancestor as a stage four World Deity?”
“Who’s been spreading such rumors? What a joke. How long has he even cultivated for? Can such a person really be qualified to become one of three ancestors?”