Chapter 670: Success
Chapter 670: Success
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The glowing, dark-red liquid was incomparably hot, no less so than the surface of the Sun Star. Of course, Xue Ying was able to completely disregard it.
“Ka ka ka~”
Xue Ying’s body was emitting crackling sounds as his very firm and tough bones were being shattered to pieces. Considering his current heart realm—the heart as a blade—granted him such powerful willpower, he was able to forcibly control the strength of the crimson liquid and only allow it to carefully enter his body. This required an even more delicate control as that power began entering his bones since every single one of those shattered pieces would have to be controlled as to permeate into a very minute location.
The primary objective of this initial scroll of “Myriad Devil True Body” was that of transforming one’s blood alongside their bones!
His entire physique and blood would be completely transformed, bringing about a qualitative evolution. The physique and blood would could then naturally nourish his organs, his muscles, and his skin. According to the Ancestor Devil, the most essential part of one’s fleshy body would be their bones and their blood. As such, two of the three fundamental secret techniques were selected to be the Eroding Bone Secret Technique and the Dissolving Blood Secret Technique. Yet without the unfathomable control he possessed, it would be impossible for him to cultivate this technique as he was doing now.
Once a cultivator’s heart realm reached a profound enough stage, it would enable them to remain composed even under the incomparably intense pain of cultivation, and allow them to control their external strength to seep through their physique and blood.
This meant that all three of the secret techniques were indeed significant. It was only by cultivating them that going through the initial scroll was this easy.
‘This pain is truly on another level,’ Xue Ying muttered inwardly. However, considering his current willpower, he was able to maintain his composure without being affected.
His bones were gradually transforming, and they even started forming a surface layer of glowing, sparkling light. However, this layer of light was not actually emitted by the bones themselves, and it was rather a form of reflected light. This process of transforming his bones alone lasted more than 3,000 years. By the end, his entire physique had fully evolved. The bones had such toughness that it was not exaggerated to say that they would be harder to destroy than most World Deity ranked equipment. And the tendons covering these bones were brimming with such vitality that they could easily be used to refine powerful weapons.
Once the transformation of his bones was concluded, he started the process of transforming his blood.
This phase also took more than 3,000 years. Once this transformation was finished, the blood in his body was like the gems of the world. Even though it was still red in color, vague rainbow light could be seen coming off of it.
The process that followed the transformation of his blood was relatively simple.
He had to wait for his blood to finish nourishing his muscles, skin, and his organs, allowing them to gradually evolve. That was the easiest, most comfortable part of the cultivation.
The crimson liquid within the pool was gradually consumed, and during the final moments of cultivation, no more than a shallow layer of it remained.
Xue Ying, who could be seen sitting cross-legged within the pit, began to put his clothes back on. The aura emitted from his body was much more vibrant than before, and a small shockwave started breaking out in all directions, causing the entire palace hall to vibrate slightly. Fortunately, this was Xue Ying’s usual cultivation ground, so it was made to be truly stable. Otherwise, this wave alone that he emitted could have easily killed even ordinary stage four World Deities. Such was the natural aura of someone truly powerful.
If he did not manage his strength, any simple movement from his part could bring about calamities.
Xue Ying slowly lets out a deep breath. The flow of air within the underground palace began releasing a piercing whistle, and what followed was another shockwave.
His exhaling lasted the entire time it would take to brew a cup of tea, allowing him to spurt out all of the remaining impurities his body had.
‘What an awesome feeling.’ Xue Ying investigated the current state of his body—he had unfathomable strength, his recovery ability had increased, and even his explosiveness and speed were far beyond what he could achieve in the past. He had the feeling that he could casually pinch even a Paragon to death. Indeed, however, this was no more than a misconception formed in his mind after the explosive improvement of his body’s physique. After all, Paragons all had certain Daos that they opened, which meant that even if they could not win against their enemies, they would still be very difficult to kill off.
Xue Ying grabbed hold of the rocky walls surrounding the deep pit as he tried getting up.
The walls immediately shattered apart.
‘This…’ Xue Ying was stunned. This pit had been created for use in cultivation, and the rocky material was protected by many arrays, making it extremely stable. His casual movement had actually destroyed such walls? Prior to cultivating the initial scroll of “Myriad Devil True Body”, he might have only achieved such a result through a full-powered attack.
‘How much strength did my body even gain?’ Xue Ying felt puzzled. He then extended his hand, taking out a long pole. It was an upper-grade World Deity ranked weapon.
After all, even he was not too keen on using top-grade equipment for the sake of a simple experiment.
‘Let’s give it a try.’
He grabbed the long pole by its two ends. The moment he put some force into it, the World Deity ranked weapon, an item he had not even refined, began to bend, so he immediately stopped. Since he had not refined it, it would simply snap if he were to continue bending it.
‘It seems breaking a World Deity weapon is quite easy.’
Xue Ying then rubbed both his palms on the long pole! “Weng!”
The long pole trembled, then began twisting, then finally fractured into pieces. There was even some powder flowing down from the area where it broke apart. Xue Ying lowered his head at the sight of this, nodding lightly. ‘So this is the level my strength has reached?’
He began making a rough estimation of his current state.
‘The luminous sun force is no longer of much help to me.’ Xue Ying clearly understood this to be true. As for the Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body? Since his body was already transformed, only the body armor was still of some use.
‘My body should now be stronger than those possessed by ordinary protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion. Compared to a peak protector like Protector Huo Zhu, my strength should reach about 30% of his.’ Xue Ying made his guesses. With 30% of the other party’s physique, as well as a great advantage in terms of his realm, he could be sure that he would not be at a disadvantage in a frontal battle even if he never displayed the Dao of Slaughter. ‘If I were to display both the Dao of Slaughter and the Dao of Mirage, I might even be able to suppress Protector Huo Zhu.’
Naturally, just like Protector Cheng Yun during his struggle, his strength and speed would substantially increase.
Xue Ying had been a spectator to Protector Huo Zhu’s last bout against the Ancient Demon. The former’s power was genuinely terrifying, and if the current Xue Ying were to do his best against him, he could at the most match up with the other party.
However, he could definitely outlast him!
After all, his Mirage World allowed him to chase after the enemy however long he wished!
‘Right now, I should already be comparable to apex Paragons.’ Xue Ying lightly clenched his fist, and a miniature black hole began to flash out from the gap within. He could sense the power in his body. In truth, having a powerful body alone would not mean much, but he also possessed both the Dao of Mirage and the Dao of Slaughter.
It must be stated that even when using the same Dao of Slaughter and the same weapon to attack, now that his physical strength reached a new high, his overall offensive power would naturally follow.
Xue Ying was by no means arrogant; he was as clear of his strengths as he was of his weaknesses. The initial scroll of Myriad Devil True Body granted him a powerful body, but when compared to Monarch Green, the Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction, the White Sovereign, or the Water Devil King and such others, he still was quite immature in terms of his understanding of the realm. As long as continued raising his realm to deeper levels, he would eventually be able to match up against them, or even fight Rulers without losing out.
But this would require time!
He had only cultivated his Dao of Mirage for a bit more than eight million years, and it was still very far from reaching its limit.
‘Let’s take it slowly.’ Xue Ying was currently not in any rush.
Xue Ying spent his time in his Monarch Residence over at Black Fog Sea together with his wife, training his spear techniques all the while. Before long, the day of the Myriad Flower Feast was already on the horizon.
“There actually won’t be a single person from our Dong Bo Clan proceeding on to the final battle over at the Bloodshed God Palace…” Jing Qiu mentioned.
“I’d definitely be able to succeed, but I’m already a stage two World Deity, so I’m not allowed to participate,” Dong Bo Yu added from the side.
“Those who were already certain to become World Deities are already worthy of being groomed. The Myriad Flower Feast is meant to be a way of granting all those countless other Deities another chance, as well as a venue for those with high enough talent to show their skills,” Qing Yao said.
“Alright, let us depart. You two kids should stick to your mother’s side once you get there,” Xue Ying said.
“Yes,” Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao obediently answered at the same time. The two had taken the initiative in asking to go, which was the only reason their parents accepted to bring them along.
The group tore directly through spacetime.
Xue Ying traveled side by side with Jing Qiu, and the two took their children along in flight through the tunnel in spacetime as they headed towards the Bloodshed God Palace.