Chapter 668: Inside the Ancient Pagoda
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying looked upwards. The pagoda was about 39 meters tall, it seemed ancient and simple, and did not show any special characteristics; it was ordinary by every definition of the word.
Going up the stairs, he went inside along with the old man.
The pagoda seemed completely empty, with the sole exception of a pure, sparkling and translucent, thumb-sized stone made of green crystal floating in mid-air. The drizzle of light it emitted brightened up the entire pagoda, causing Xue Ying to quieten down without even realizing it.
“This is…?” Xue Ying soon discovered countless words that were transforming within the drizzle of light emitted by the stone.
“Since you’ve passed the trials of the Three Devil Palaces, you are permitted to receive the inheritance left behind by the Ancestor Devil—the first scroll of the “Myriad Devil True Body”. Every person to have ever passed the trials is to get this scroll. Another part of the inheritance is the right to get a single treasure, but the nature of it will depend solely on your luck. Just grab any single item left behind by the Ancestor Devil within this treasury, and you will be allowed to keep it.” The white-robed old man chuckled. “If your luck is any good, you might even get an Ancient Demon to act as your servant.”
“Ancient Demon?” Xue Ying’s eyes brightened.
“The weakest of them is at the Ruler realm.” The old man was deliberately enticing Xue Ying. “Naturally, never has there been a person who came inside this pagoda and left with an Ancient Demon.”
Xue Ying pursed his lips.
Clearly, the probability of getting something heaven-shattering was extremely low.
“This is the initial scroll of the Myriad Devil True Body. Hurry up and take a look.” The old man pointed towards the words that were transforming inside the drizzle of green light. “The “Myriad Devil True Body” is the strongest absolute art used by the Ancestor Devil, and this initial scroll is the most important one since it allows you to build up your fundamentals. To someone on the level of the Ancestor Devil, such a slight increase in strength isn’t even worth mentioning, but many Paragons deeply desire it. You must understand, the Ancestor Devil has relied precisely on this”Myriad Devil True Body”to leave even the Lake Heart Island Master unable to deal with him.”
Xue Ying began trying his best to memorize the written words as soon as he calmed himself down.
He was clear of the value of this Myriad Devil True Body.
What was the reason so many sought the opportunities of the Three Devil Palaces?
Indeed, it was all because of this absolute art.
While the “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body” was a standardized absolute art the Lake Heart Island master created for the sake of his legion, as well as a simplified version for soldiers…
The “Myriad Devil True Body” was created by the Ancestor Devil for his own use and was the most significant success he achieved over an extended period of time. Not even the Lake Heart Island Master could match him in terms of this aspect. The Ancestor Devil had even used the ideology behind this absolute art to refine many of those powerful Ancient Demons.
This might just be the initial scroll, but it was still something many Paragons could only dream of obtaining.
‘Truly enigmatic.’ Xue Ying was memorizing the countless words within the green light. They were continuously transforming, and the more Xue Ying memorized of them, the better he understood some of the meaning inherent within. It must be stated that the three fundamental secret techniques were all part of this initial scroll. Having already cultivated the three fundamental secret techniques, he would naturally have a better comprehension of this initial scroll even on first viewing.
Xue Ying looked through the scroll for close to an hour, then he instantly understood.
As soon as he gained a complete comprehension of those words, Xue Ying understood that these words were only meant as a form of guidance. Only after understanding the fundamental qualities of the initial scroll could it be said that he had learned its contents. Otherwise, there would be no point in looking at any more of these endless words.
“Have you learned it?” asked the white-haired old man. “Since you’ve successfully cultivated the three secret techniques, comprehending this initial scroll should pose no challenge to you.”
Xue Ying nodded.
“It seems there’ll be a need to depend on external materials if I hope to succeed in cultivating this initial scroll,” Xue Ying mentioned.
“It will be up to you to collect these materials. In truth, there is no real need to depend on external materials, if you don’t mind spending a bit more time in your cultivation,” explained the old man.
Xue Ying curled his lips. To cultivate it independently? He had just learned the contents of this initial scroll and was very clear that if he were to rely only on World Deity energy to transform his body, he might not finish even after ten billion years. Even if he spent all his time under the hundred times accelerated environment of his cultivation Eden, it would still be a full hundred million years in the outside world.
This was simply too long a time, and Xue Ying could not accept it; he was simply not willing to spend so much time cultivating a single absolute art.
Using external materials was so much faster a method. In fact, he could succeed in as short a time as ten thousand years.
“Come.” The white-robed old man pointed to the wall next to him, and a hole opened up in it. “Place your hand inside. Remember, you receive what you grab, and it all comes down to luck.”
“Alright.” Xue Ying was speechless at the thought that the Ancestor Devil would create such an arrangement.
Regardless of his thoughts, he could only walk on and extend his hand into the hole.
It seemed to be empty within as if there was actually nothing there! Xue Ying waved his hand, trying to grab onto something when he suddenly caught onto an item.
An invisible strength then pushed Xue Ying out. The hole them mended and faded away.
“What is this?” Xue Ying looked in his hand. The item he had barely grabbed was a black piece of paper. It was soft to the touch, and as soon as he focused on it, information began entering his mind. Closely afterward, the paper turned into dust alongside a ‘hua’ sound.
“This is…” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
The information that entered his mind was a huge star map.
It had the Sun Star, the Moon Star, and the Dark Abyss on it, as well as countless planets. Even the Lake Heart Island and the Six Heavenly Wheel seemed to have been written down.
He could accurately ascertain his own position on the map.
‘Isn’t this just our own cosmos’ star map?’ Xue Ying felt speechless. One must know that every cosmos epoch would eventually culminate in a Great Apocalypse. Could the thing that was accurately plotted in the past on the star map be used by him during this eighth cosmos epoch?
‘Fortunately, the Moon Star, the Sun Star, the Lake Heart Island, and the Six Heavenly Wheel remained stable and unperturbed,’ Xue Ying thought. ‘If I consider their positions, I should be able to get an accurate read of the location marked on this map.’
“A piece of paper?” the white-robed old man mused after seeing this item. “Your fortune is indeed unique. I wonder if it will prove good or bad. Alright, time for you to leave.”
A bubble appeared and enveloped Xue Ying. ‘Pa.’ The bubble then burst, sending Xue Ying away.
Icy Snow Eden.
Xue Ying was gazing at the countless falling snowflakes as he sent a transmission through karma: “Monarch Hex Cricket, I’m ready to leave the Six Heavenly Wheel.”
“EIght million years. Considering how long you’d cultivated for before this, even I was startled to see you stay for so long,” Monarch Hex Cricket replied.
Xue Ying chuckled.
He had not planned on staying that long at first, but the opportunity of the Three Devil Palaces led to him prolonging his stay here for such a long while. Now that he succeeded in all three secret techniques, it was only natural for him to leave.
“I won’t be bothering you any longer, then. If you have anything you need my help with, you can find me anytime,” Xue Ying said. Any lifeform could only enter this place as many as three times, but if any matter appeared that was related to the Ancestor Mother Religion, he was willing to enter the Six Heavenly Wheel again.
“If there seems to be a problem of lacking manpower, I’ll definitely be asking you to come over as well.” Monarch Hex Cricket laughed.
After the two bid their farewells, Xue Ying rapidly entered the Mirage World and teleported away, heading towards the exit.
Every single Eden within the Six Heavenly Wheel contained an exit situated deep within a maelstrom in the ground. If one said that the maelstrom in the sky led him to another Eden, then the one on the ground would always lead outside.
“Hu.” Xue Ying rushed towards the dark maelstrom situated on the ground.
He soon appeared once again, only this time he was outside the Six Heavenly Wheel.
Seeing the enormous, six-colored wheels revolving slowly, Xue Ying chuckled. He then tore open a tunnel in spacetime and left the area.
He was in no rush to visit the accurate location marked on the star map he got from the ancient pagoda, knowing that fortune and disaster were always intertwined! If he hoped to face any place left behind by someone like the Ancestor Devil, he would have to prepare himself very well beforehand. He would wait until he succeeded in cultivating the initial scroll of the”Myriad Devil True Body”, followed by consolidating his Dao of Slaughter and arranging all his matters in the Deity world, before finally going on another adventure. It would not be too late by then.
After all, those places had been around for a few cosmos epochs, and would certainly remain there for quite a lot more time.
Leaving the end of the Dark Abyss, the Six Heavenly Wheel, Xue Ying soon arrived back at the Black Fog Sea.
“I’ve returned.” Standing in the sky, looking down at his immense mansion, Xue Ying couldn’t help but let out a grin. He had truly been gone for too long this time round.