Chapter 685: Dumbstruck
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying’s soul was much stronger than it had been in the past; learning a complete absolute art was easy and relaxed for him now. Even his thoughts were barely affected as he multi-tasked and read through it.
“It’s the same as I had thought.” There was a restrained ecstasy in Xue Ying’s heart, “This truly is an Absolute Art of the Slaughter Dao!”
Previously he had made a judgment based on outside rumors. Although he was 70% to 80% confident, he had been worried that he concluded it wrongly.
“The Six Sever Sword Styles…”
Countless sword lights flickered within Xue Ying’s eyes.
The first Sword Sever Style, the second Sword Sever Style… he quickly comprehended and learned them. He had opened the Dao of Slaughter. For the first five sword styles, he was able to understand most of them at first glance. Naturally, learning it was swift.
“What an awesome killing move.” Xue Ying exclaimed in his heart, “The killing intent is deeply hidden. There is no need to be anxious in battle too. rather, it seeks for the crucial moment before unleashing the killing move without any forewarning and killing the enemy outside their expectations.”
Xue Ying couldn’t help but admire the creator of the “Six Sever Sword Styles”.
The Dao of Slaughter that he had grasped was about condensing one’s power before bursting forth in an instant!
Nevertheless, the core line of thought for the “Six Sever Sword Styles” was not to attack the enemy first, but rather to ‘hide oneself deeply’ and bury one’s killing intent. As the power of the sword technique was being accumulated silently, at the most crucial moment, the technique would expose a horrifying fang that could kill the other party in one fell swoop!
The nearby Forefather Chong Shi looked at Xue Ying somewhat astonishingly. The current Xue Ying was holding onto a grey cloth. Sword lights were flickering in both eyes. There was a terrifying killing intent sometimes deeply hidden in his eyes and occasionally bursting forth. When it was deeply hidden… even Forefather Chong Shi couldn’t detect the slightest trace of killing intent. But when it burst forth, even Forefather Chong Shi couldn’t help but have his heart tremble and feel fear.
‘What a terrifying killing intent.’ Forefather Chong Shi sensed the fear that couldn’t help but be borne out of his heart, ‘This guest elder Flying Snow seems not to have gone all out when he was fighting the Judge Emissary and the others.’
‘That’s good too. The stronger he is, the more helpful he could be towards our Chong Shi World Clan.’ Forefather Chong Shi felt his heart turning calm, ‘If he wished to deal against my Chong Shi Clan, he would have done so a long time ago. Since he hasn’t done anything for a long time and is even teaching Yan’er, he should probably have some affection towards Yan’er.’
Towards the terrifying and mysterious guest elder Flying Snow, Forefather Chong Shi could only hope for the other party to not be a malicious character.
“What a good “Six Sever Sword Styles”.” The swords lights in Xue Ying’s eyes dissipated, regaining their gentleness. He then passed the cloth in his hand back to Forefather Chong Shi, “Patriarch of Chong Shi, it is unlikely that the Sky Fire Palace will drop this matter. The other two of the three great holy grounds might perhaps pay closer notice to this clan. The precious treasure you received would likely entice the greed of the Sky Fire Clan, and even the other two holy grounds as well.”
“Yes.” Forefather Chong Shi nodded.
“What precious treasure is it?” Xue Ying asked.
“A True God Weapon.” Forefather Chong Shi did not conceal it. It was no longer a secret, and there it was no reason to hide it from Guest Elder Flying Snow and make him unhappy.
“Oh.” Xue Ying nodded.
Forefather Chong Shi was somewhat nervous upon seeing this. He was afraid that Guest Elder Flying Snow would also develop thoughts of avarice. Thus, he said, “If Guest Elder Flying Snow wishes to examine the True God Weapon, then I can let an incarnation of Guest Elder Flying Snow go over and have a look.”
“No need.” Xue Ying indifferently said.
Xue Ying genuinely did not care about the True God Weapon so valued by this world.
In the Deity World and Dark Abyss, although True God Weapons were precious, those on his level would still come into contact with them. Personally, he even had three such weapons of which two contained an Eternal Dao! His wife, Jing Qiu, also had one. Furthermore, after receiving a True God Weapon, he understood that True God weapons might be helpful in opening one’s Dao, but it was constrained too.
If one could easily open up Dao after Dao, then the Bloodshed God-Emperor and Monarch Green would not have only opened up three Daos. The Temporal Island Master and Myriad God Palace Master would not merely master one type of Dao.
The Dao that one comprehended was usually closely related to oneself.
When Xue Ying had been a Transcendent, he comprehended the ‘True Meaning of the World’, and the ‘True Meaning of Mirage’ first. Towards the areas he originally had talent in coupled with the aid of many opportunities, he was ultimately able to open the ‘Dao of Mirage’.
For example, amongst the grade two True Meanings he had comprehended as a Transcendent, the first was the embryonic form of Extreme Piercing. That led to the Slaughter Dao that he now comprehended to converge power to one point before bursting forth…
The sentiments of the world, the understanding of the myriad existences, as well as the heart realm were all aspects that influenced the direction of cultivation.
External opportunities would only hasten the journey.
Therefore if one found a True God weapon that suited themselves, it might be helpful. If one received a True God weapon that did not suit themselves, for instance, even if someone placed the ‘Temporal Palace’ in front of Xue Ying and forced him to comprehend it, Xue Ying would still have a hard time trying to open the ‘Dao of Time-Space’.
“You really do not want to?” Forefather Chong Shi couldn’t help but ask, “Guest elder has been extremely generous to our Chong Shi clan, and inspecting this True God weapon is merely a minor matter.”
Xue Ying said.
He felt that the Dao of Mirage and the Dao of Slaughter were enough for him to study, and for the moment, he had no longing for other Daos.
“The Sky Fire Palace and the two other Holy Grounds will perhaps pay greater interest here. Since I am helping your Chong Shi Clan, I will also personally face them. Thus, I hope to deepen my understanding of the other party.” Xue Ying said.
“That is natural.” Forefather Chong Shi repeatedly nodded. He then took the initiative to narrate, “Of the Three Great Holy Grounds, I’ll speak of the Sky Fire Palace first..”
As Forefather Chong Shi narrated, Xue Ying soon understood the compositions of this world’s power.
The Three Great Holy grounds all had Paragon level existences.
There were two Paragons in the Sky Fire Palace and Xu Kingdom, and one Paragon level existence in the Spectre Prefecture.
In this world, there was a total of five Paragons, and this occupied the highest level. They had plundered many treasures and absolute arts, stabilizing their dominance in this world.
Actually, there were, in fact, many ‘absolute arts’ in this world.
They were passed down one by one from the previous epochs.
Moreover, there were no restrictions on these absolute arts. As long as one thoroughly comprehended it, it was possible for them to create new originals before passing them on! Therefore there were many Absolute Arts. Every single epoch would see copies other than the original one being passed down.
“What is the reason that Ancestor Devil’s old Star Chart lead me here?” Xue Ying felt puzzled. The more he understood about this world, the more bewildered he became.
Because of the suppression of laws, it was usually impossible to teleport, and tunnel through space. Only when one opened their Dao, transcending the ordinary laws of the world, such as Xue Ying’s ‘Mirage World’, could one teleport! Therefore, traveling took a long time for them. Even if one traveled at full speed from the Chong Shi Clan to the Sky Fire Palace with the Golden Termination Fire Cloud Ship, it would still take more than five years to arrive.
Of course, as they were moving, their incarnations had already reported upwards.
“Guest Elder Flying Snow?” Within the Sky Fire Palace, A red-haired man with faint flames over his body frowned.
The Judge Emissary and six law enforcers appeared with their incarnations. They were incomparably respectful currently.
“Palace master, the strength of that Guest Elder Flying Snow is deep and unfathomable. One of his moves can kill an enforcer. When five enforcers joined hands to surround him, three of us have been killed in an extremely short period. The last two were able to escape because they hid themselves within the Golden Termination Fire Cloud Ship. If they were a little slower in fleeing, I’m afraid that we would all have been killed this time.” The golden-haired enforcer deferentially reported.
“His strength far exceeds ours.” Each of the law enforcers said.
The red-haired man surrounded with flames frowned and nodded, then waved his hand: “You guys are dismissed.”
Each of their incarnations disappeared immediately.
At this time another figure walked over. He was a black-haired golden-robed male. There were golden flames in his eyes, and he smiled: “What is it, they lost? As I said, it’s only a True God Weapon, so why must you plunder it forcefully?
“Elder brother.” The red-haired man frowned, “True God Weapons are extremely rare. We’ve already opened our Dao, so their aid is limited to us. But our Sky Fire Palace has many powerful existences, and how is it that the Chong Shi Clan deserves treasures like a True God Weapon?”
The black-haired golden-robed man shook his head and smiled. He did not continue speaking anymore.
Although the Sky Fire Palace was split into factions, in reality their relationship was excellent. There were only two existences in this world who had opened the Dao of Flames. Naturally, they would discuss on the Dao with each other and help each other.
“With how powerful that Guest Elder Flying Snow is, it is unlikely that he is a stage four World Deity.” The black haired golden robed man said.
“I agree with you on this. Perhaps, he is a newly-emerged Paragon who deliberately disguised his power.” The red-haired man was somewhat anxious, “Senior brother, if it’s some newly emerged Paragon, then the problem will be significant.
“Go have a look at the River of Time. If he is a Paragon and has already transcended, then he should not be in the River of Time.” The black-robed golden-haired man said.
“Mn.” The red-haired male nodded.
The two of them looked towards the distance in midair.
This layer of space began to blur, showing a deeper layer of space underneath it with a majestic, surging river in it.
The two palace lords of the Sky Fire Palace stared at this River of Time. Within the River of Time, countless lives bobbed. It was possible for them to find the living beings situated within by following along karma.
“Guest Elder Flying Snow.” The two of them began their search by using the karma they had with Guest Elder Flying Snow.
Because Xue Ying had arrived in this world, it was possible to find Xue Ying within the area of the River of Time that corresponded to this world.
The two Palace Lords stared at the scene in front of them with shock.
Within this River of Time, there was an incomparably huge and lofty figure in the water. He was too large, and the width of his waist occupied nearly a tenth of the width of the river. If both his hands were stretched out, perhaps it was possible for those hands to envelop half the River of Time. Even ordinary stage four World Deities were as small as crickets and ants in front of this lofty giant.
“This, why is it so huge?” The two Palace Lords of the Sky Fire Palace were dumbstruck.
“He truly has not transcended, but why would…”
Seeing such a large body within the River of Time, the two Palace Lords of the Sky Fire Palace felt somewhat threatened.
It was not just the two palace masters of the Sky Fire Palace, even the ‘Xu Kingdom’ and ‘Specter Prefecture’ had checked the River of Time. They wanted to know if this Guest Elder Flying Snow was really a stage four World Deity.
Seeing that scene, they fell into a daze too.
“This kind of body?”
“In front of him, the river of time is only a small stream.”
The two Emperors of the Xu Kingdom, and the Prefecture Master of the Spectre Prefecture were all dazed.
Before this they hadn’t seen it or even heard of it.
It didn’t even exist in the records of history! There was never a stage four World Deity who appeared in their world that had opened a Dao. Thus, this scene sufficed to turn them dumbstruck.