Chapter 681: Thousand Years
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The housekeeper quietly transmitted over, “Forefather has already mentioned it. As long as Guest Elder Flying Snow make Seventh Highness a World Deity, then Guest Elder Flying Snow will have the chance to learn the “Six Sever Sword Styles”.”
“The Forefather has truly given it a lot of thought.” Xue Ying smiled. He was also a father, and therefore understand the intentions of the Chong Shi Clan’s forefather. And because of this, Xue Ying had a much favorable opinion towards the Forefather.
“Teacher, then why not take me as a disciple.” Seventh Highness knelt down and raised his head.
Xue Ying softly nodded. He then sat down on the chair and solemnly answered, “Since you have taken me as your master, I will not coddle you from now on. From henceforth, you are no longer the Seventh Highness in front of me but merely Chong Yan.”
“Yes, from now on, this disciple with take any beatings and punishments, and will not complain about it.” Seventh Highness Chong Yan raised his head and said–his childish voice was clear and sweet.
“Kowtow to your teacher.” Xue Ying instructed him.
“Peng Peng Peng.”
Seventh Highness immediately kowtowed three times heavily: “Disciple Chong Yang pays respects to Teacher.”
Upon seeing this, the nearby housekeeper became somewhat unhappy: ‘This Guest Elder Flying Snow… Seventh Highness is still young and immature. That is why he was so set on taking him as a Teacher! Even from now on, it is still forefather himself who will be teaching him primarily. How could a stage four World Deity like him compare with our forefather? Nevertheless, who would have thought that this guest elder would assume the arrogance of being a teacher the moment he took in a disciple.’
“Good.” Xue Ying smiled and nodded, “Get up.”
Seventh Highness instantly stood up.
“Little Seven, go rest today. Meet me at dawn tomorrow.” Xue Ying instructed. In his speech, Xue Ying had directly addressed him as “Little Seven”.
Seventh Highness was joyous from the bottom of his heart. The young master respectfully saluted, “Yes, this disciple will take his leave.”
He then obediently left without any arrogance at all.
The nearby housekeeper glanced at Xue Ying. He did not say much before following the Seventh Highness and left.
Xue Ying was watching his disciple leave with a smile: “Back then when I first encountered that child, Ye Qing, he should be around this age. However, Ye Qing had lived in poor circumstances, causing his body to be weak and small. In reality, he was only slightly older than Little Seven and also much wiser. This time, Little Seven is truly the youngest fellow I’ve ever interacted with.”
Eight years old.
If one said he was knowledgeable, then he was knowledgeable. He knew all kinds of etiquette, and even understood how to determine the expression of others.
If one said he wasn’t knowledgeable, then he was indeed young and immature. He had been raised by the Chong Shi World Clan without having any experiences of the vile acts in the world.
“He’s a child that Forefather Chong Shi had after he became a powerful existence. This child has extraordinary talent, and guiding him to become a world deity?” Xue Ying did not believe that it was something difficult.
Time passed year by year.
The ‘Seventh Highness’ Chong Yan who was usually doted on the most by the Chong Shi clan, was being obedient and brave. Under the instructions of Xue Ying, he cultivated step by step. Although it was secret, Forefather Chong Shi would usually instruct his son too. Nevertheless, Xue Ying was not bothered about it. He guided Chong Yan however he wanted. As a Paragon who had opened two Daos, Xue Ying’s comprehension towards the Dao was extremely deep, and he knew how to guide and teach more effectively.
In the blink of an eye, a thousand years had passed.
“Teacher.” A white-clothed youth carried a sword on his back. He came rather excitedly to greet Xue Ying.
The black-clothed Xue Ying was similarly carrying a sword. He stood to one side and emitted an aura of cold energy. Nevertheless, as he looked at his disciple, his gaze was somewhat warm: “Little seven, seeing that you are so full of confidence, it seems you have made some progress?”
“This disciple has completely mastered the “Chasing Light Sword” that teacher passed down to me.” The white-haired youth said.
“Demonstrate it for me.” Xue Ying ordered from the side.
The Seventh Highness Chong Yan immediately pulled the sword out from behind his back. He then began to display the sword technique. It created a sword light that formed a ray of light immediately. It was so fast that it left behind an afterimage.
Xue Ying quietly looked on before grinning. Seeing the growth of his disciple gave Xue Ying a sense of accomplishment: ‘Now he is already a mid-stage Deity. It seems that becoming a World Deity in ten thousand years will be somewhat tough. I’m afraid that it will take several ten thousand years. Let’s not talk about comparing to myself. When compared to Jia Yun of my three disciples, the setbacks that Little Seven has experienced are too little. But nothing can be done. Even if I order him to go out and attend to some matters, Forefather Chong Shi will order some experts to protect him in the dark. He would encounter some minor setbacks at most without suffering from a genuinely difficult situation.’
Without sufficient temperament, how could one become stronger?
Since he already had a Deity avatar, why would he protect his child so much?
Forefather Chong Shi naturally understood this point, yet he always worried about his children, and could not help dispatching experts to protect them in the dark.
‘In the Chong Shi clan, the will of Forefather Chong Shi’s could not be violated. No matter what, it is pointless for me to fight him for such minor matter on teaching a disciple.’ Xue Ying lightly shook his head. He was already trying his best to teach, and Forefather Chong Shi was also delighted–amongst his children, the cultivation speed of Seventh Highness was the fastest. Forefather Chong Shi had become much closer to Xue Ying and had personally mentioned that the day Chong Yan became a World Deity would be the day he offers the absolute art “Six Sever Sword Styles” to Xue Ying.
‘The three holy grounds…’
Xue Ying inwardly said.
In the past thousand years, he had not wasted his time.
Because of the closer relationship he had with Forefather Chong Shi, they actually conversed with each other several times. Forefather Chong Shi had also brought up the three holy grounds which Xue Ying was able to deduce many more things from the few isolated phrases.
‘Although the three great holy grounds are formidable, according to Forefather Chong Shi, even if he was afraid of them, it was not to the point of being unable to resist.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Judging by the exchange we had, the three great holy grounds should have Paragons at most, and there should not be any Rulers.’
If there was a Ruler, then with his strength, Forefather Chong Shi and the others would have long ago become obediently and docile.
The difference between an ordinary powerful existence and a Ruler was too great!
Therefore the three great holy grounds probably did not have any Rulers! This deduction allowed Xue Ying to let out a sigh of relief. At the same time, he felt that it was expected: ‘Although it is easier to obtain cultivation techniques and absolute arts in this world, this world is ultimately only this big! There could only be that much danger for the experts to temper themselves in.’
‘Without the fighting against experts and without experiencing enough tempering from dangerous situations, without having any guidance from some of the stronger seniors like those in the Lake Heart Island or Six Heavenly Wheel and Starting Ground… it was difficult even to open a ‘Dao’, much less becoming a Ruler.’ In the thousand years he had lived here, Xue Ying knew that this world was much weaker than the world outside.
Even though in the outside world, one could attain guidances left behind by stronger seniors, and proceed to other cosmos to temper themselves, obtain the pointers of the Bloodshed God Emperor, Temporal Island Master and others who had already become Rulers, the task of becoming a Ruler was still challenging.
The so-called outstanding ‘Monarch Green’ who had cultivated three Daos to the bottleneck still lacked that tiny bit before he could break through.
Even Pang Yi had created his current cultivation technique before becoming a Ruler.
Thus, becoming a Ruler was extremely difficult.
And in this world, the difficulty of becoming a Ruler would perhaps be more than ten times that of the outside world!
Standing there and watching his disciple practice the sword, Xue Ying’s thoughts drifted He began thinking of his matters. The more he understood about this world, the better he could plan and act ‘appropriately’! If he were too rude and impetuous which led to his death, it would be too much of an injustice. In the information recorded on the Deity World and Abyss, many powerhouses’ deaths were caused by their own ‘carelessness’.
For example, the deaths of the two protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion were primarily because they were careless and had underestimated Xue Ying.
Therefore Xue Ying did not dare to underestimate the power in this world.
“Teacher, how is it?” Seventh Highness Chong Yan looked towards Xue Ying.
“Although you’ve successfully mastered it, don’t you feel that those sword moves aren’t connected to each other?” Xue Ying smiled and asked in reply.
Little Seven Chong immediately felt somewhat embarrassed.
He had done his best to master it successfully, so how would he have the concentration to take into consideration linking one move after another?
“Practice some more. Only when all the moves are linked as one should you come and see me again.” Xue Ying smiled and instructed. Suddenly, his expression changed. He raised his head and looked towards the surroundings, “Mn? There are actually enemies who dare deal with the Chong Shi Clan? Interesting!”