Chapter 680: Becoming a Teacher
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Under the attentive gaze of the audience, Xue Ying who pulled out a sword turned into an image with a single step.
Flames were burning on the surface of his body. This layer of fire appeared in the shape of an arc; his speed was reaching a terrifying stage.
“Thunder-fire has appeared!” Many disciples of the clan, guards, and maidservants brightened up as they watched the battle. That Seventh Highness had become even more thrilled after seeing it. Usually, only stage four World Deities could cause the thunder-fire to appear just with their flying speed. This scene was something which many people could rarely get to watch.
The nine Demonic God puppets growled at the same time before leaping forward.
Closely following that, a blood strand arced across the sky. This strand turned back thrice in the air and had precisely wrapped around the necks of those nine puppets.
Xue Ying’s figure appeared not far away. He then kept the sword back to its sheath on his back.
Only at this moment did a large wound appear on every single neck of those nine Demonic God puppets. Their throats had been cut, and the internal workings of those puppets were affected–all puppets stopped moving. Only then did the injuries gradually recover.
“I’ve won already right?” Xue Ying turned towards the Second Elder.
“Such formidable sword technique.” The eyes of the Second Elder brightened. He nodded with a smile, “No wonder Guest Elder Flying Snow wishes to learn our “Six Sever Sword Styles”.”
The two Guest Elders and other two elders who were just stage four World Deities felt shocked at that moment. From what they saw, this combat power… was utterly beyond an ordinary stage four World Deity’s. It should be comparable to an average powerful existence.
However, it was quite common in this world for stage four World Deities to compete against powerful existences because it was easier to learn absolute arts!
‘His combat power should be similar to our clan elders.” The two elders thought. Most Guest Elders had to contribute significantly to the clan before they could get the chance to learn the absolute arts, but those clan elders would get to learn it directly.
‘Maybe he is still hiding his combat power. We cannot belittle him.’
The two made their analysis.
“Organize a feast tonight to celebrate our new Guest Elder Flying Snow.” Second Elder announced.
Many of those who were present felt excited.
Defeating nine Demonic God puppets with a single strike was something incredible.
‘Very formidable. Truly formidable.’ Even the child, Seventh Highness, was emitting light in his eyes. He had etched that scene of the blood strand turning thrice in the air in his mind. That was the arc formed by a sword, and he felt it was so much beautiful than the rainbow in the sky, ‘I want to learn that sword, and I will learn it from this Guest Elder Flying Snow.’
In the blink of an eye, Xue Ying had joined the Chong-Shi World Clan for more than a year.
“Sir Flying Snow.”
The guard to the book pavilion greeted respectfully.
Xue Ying lightly nodded before entering. He began flipping through the books within the pavilion. The status of a guest elder was quite high, and they could enter most of the places within the Chong-Shi World Clan such as the book pavilion which contained many cultivation methods, World Deity ranked secret techniques, ancient arrays, and others. These were all accessible by guest elders. Naturally, the essential items to the clan would be kept a secret, like the absolute art “Six Sever Sword Styles” which Xue Ying wanted to learn. He could temporarily not get it.
He had to contribute first.
‘The three Holy Grounds and nine Great World Clans.’ Xue Ying was pondering as he flipped through the books.
Over the year, he had browsed through many books and interacted with the other guest elders and elders. Other than talking about the Dao, they would talk about the different dangerous grounds and historical remains. They would also talk about the biggest organizations in the world. Since he had once interrogated ‘Black Sky Palace Master’, Xue Ying could iterate through many dangerous places so as not to reveal any holes in his disguise. He had even deliberately spoken about how ‘he had always been cultivating in closed-door and knew very few things’.
Soon, he became aware of the 12 most influential organizations in the world–the three Holy Grounds and nine Great World Clans.
They stood at the peak and governed the world as a whole.
‘The three Holy Grounds of this world could not be moved. Second to that should be the nine Great World Clans. Chong-Shi World Clan is one of the nine Great World Clans… and have a total of four powerful existences.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘But they have truly a lot of absolute arts.’
The nine Great World Clans.
Every single world clan had at least two absolute arts. The most a world clan had was five.
As for the three Holy Grounds, their foundation was much more unfathomable. A single order could enable elites they were grooming to enter any of the nine Great World Clans to learn their absolute art. The nine Great World Clans did not dare disobey. From this evidence, it seemed that the three Holy Grounds were extremely powerful and must have Paragons within.
‘What exactly is the reason Ancestor Devil’s ancient star map led me to this location?’ Xue Ying was still pondering over it, ‘The three Holy Grounds are deep and unfathomable, but I’m not in a rush. I should first learn the absolute art related to the Dao of Slaughter!’
From the information he collected, he had never heard of anyone having an absolute art related to the Dao of Mirage.
There were two absolute arts related to the Dao of Slaughter though. One was the “Six Sever Sword Styles” which the Chong-Shi World Clan had, and the other was the “Mass Extinction Scripture”.
“Take care, Sir Flying Snow.” The guard respectfully addressed as Xue Ying left the book pavilion.
“Senior Flying Snow, Senior Flying Snow.” A child’s voice sounded.
Xue Ying clutched his forehead and helplessly turned around. He saw a child dashing over with two maidservants following behind. The child said, “Senior Flying Snow, you should accept me as your disciple! I sincerely and earnestly want to learn sword technique from you!”
“Seventh Highness, Forefather has already arranged it for you. You should listen to him and not make things difficult for me.” Xue Ying helplessly responded. This Seventh Highness was a child of the Chong-Shi Clan’s Forefather. His status was unique, and could not be beaten nor scolded. He could only persuade him. After all, he still planned to learn the absolute art using his original plan–the standard route.
He just had to spend more time; that was something he had plenty.
“Hahaha, Brother Flying Snow, it seems Seventh Highness has stuck his eyes on you. You should just give in.” A red-nosed male who was holding a wine flask staggered over.
“Drunkard, less nonsense from you since you aren’t taking in disciples.” Xue Ying chided. Drunkard was also one of the guest elders from the Chong-Shi World Clan.
“I am willing to teach, but it seems Seventh Highness does not regard me highly at all.” The red-nosed male gave a weird chuckle.
“Senior Flying Snow, I am really sincere.” Seventh Highness stared at Xue Ying with his wide eyes.
“I’ve said before that as long as your Forefather agrees, I’ll take you in as a disciple.” Xue Ying helplessly replied, “Don’t make my life difficult anymore.”
Saying that, he moved.
He disappeared into nothingness, running off at speed much faster than anyone!
‘Sigh, when did I, Dong Bo Xue Ying, ever end up in such a sorry state by an eight-year-old child?’ Xue Ying felt helpless. Actually, Seventh Highness had always been harassing him for the past year. Xue Ying liked this Seventh Highness who had no arrogance at all and wanted to take him in as a disciple, albeit that Forefather did not seem to be too willing.
The forefather wished to send his son to one of the three Holy Grounds! He would get better guidance there. One had to know that there were only four powerful existences in the Chong-Shi Clan, and there were many more in the three Holy Grounds. Unless he should let his son accept a stage four World Deity as a teacher? He was not too enthusiastic about it.
“Father, father, I said before that I want to take Senior Flying Snow as my teacher. I’ll not accept anyone else other than him.” Seventh Heaven was shaking his head profusely. He would not agree even if he died.
The violet-robed male who sat on the throne felt helpless.
Being the strongest in the clan, he was incapable of dealing with an eight-year-old child.
“You have a chance of becoming a disciple under a Holy Master, yet you don’t agree and want to take a stage four World Deity as your teacher.” The violet-robed male shook his head and sighed.
“Forefather.” The housekeeper whispered by the side, “Why not let Seventh Highness stay in the clan?”
The violet-robed male turned to the housekeeper.
“Firstly, even if His Highness enter the Holy Ground, it might not be sure that he’ll become a disciple of the Holy Master; there are many trials. Secondly, the sword techniques of Guest Elder Flying Snow is extraordinary. His realm isn’t weaker than ordinary powerful existences. Thirdly, isn’t Forefather here? Forefather can always see His Highness anytime within the clan and personally guide him as well.” The housekeeper explained, “Furthermore, over this year, His Highness wants to only accept Guest Elder Flying Snow as his teacher no matter what…”
The violet-robed male softly nodded. He did not say more. Indeed, he could take good care of his child if he was here.
Seventh Highness gave his father a full and expectant look.
“Alright, I’ll allow you to take Guest Elder Flying Snow as your teacher.” The violet-robed male said.
“Hahaha, thank you, father!” Seventh Highness dashed over and leaped into his body. He hugged him and sent kisses all over his face. The violet-robed male could not help but chuckle. What he chose might be right.
The violet-robed male glanced at the housekeeper and transmitted a message, “Go inform Guest Elder Flying Snow that as long as he could guide my son to the realm of World Deity, the “Six Sever Sword Styles” will be imparted to him.”
“Yes.” The housekeeper acknowledged.
Xue Ying stared at Seventh Highness who was kneeling on the ground. Seventh Highness lowered his head and shouted, “Disciple greets teacher.”
“This…” Xue Ying did not know what to do.
The housekeeper chuckled from the side, “Guest Elder Flying Snow, Forefather has been pestered by Seventh Highness and eventually gave in.”
Xue Ying blinked a few times.
Coming to this world, he wanted to investigate the secrets behind this world yet who would have thought that he had gotten a disciple instead.