Chapter 694: To Intimidate
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying stood on the rooftop of the palace. His robe was flowing with the wind; he seemed very carefree at this moment.
Seeing the current posture of this ‘World Deity Flying Snow’ and how confident he was, the five Paragons who each had their concerns, felt their hearts jolting. They became worried.
“World Deity Flying Snow, have you gotten the Black Gourd?” Paragon Emperor Xu asked. Palace Master Fei Huo, Golden Fire Palace Master, and the others were also looking at Xue Ying.
“Right, I’ve gotten it. You are all too late.” Xue Ying nodded with a smile.
The Spectre Prefecture Master who wore a black robe and revealed only a pair of violet eyes teleported and arrived at where the entrance of the Ancient Shrine was. Following that, he headed in towards where that stone door was opened, and could easily see the highest place where the many steps of stairs led to… had no Black Gourd any longer!
Spectre Prefecture Master returned and left the Ancient Shrine with a single teleport. He came back to where the other four were.
The four looked at him. Spectre Prefecture Master softly nodded, though his gaze remained on Xue Ying: “The Black Gourd has indeed been taken by World Deity Flying Snow.”
“He, he got it?”
Their hearts trembled; they were incredibly tense.
Ever since the emergence of this world and the descent of the Ancient Shrine, the one who got the Black Gourd would conquer the world. He could even leave and enter the broader cosmos. This legend had always been a story! Throughout the epochs, there were some who could lift the stone door, yet none had succeeded in taking the Black Gourd away!
Now, it seemed that history was about to be made today. A mysterious World Deity, ‘Flying Snow’ had taken away the Black Gourd.
‘What kind of power does the Black Gourd have? Is the current World Deity Flying Snow much stronger?’ Many thoughts flickered across the five of them.
After all, the legend spoke of how one could conquer the entire world if he got the Black Gourd!
How would it be possible without power?
They felt that this ‘Black Gourd’ must contain a heaven-shattering strength. Now that Guest Elder Flying Snow possessed it, he might be able to conquer the entire world.
“World Deity Flying Snow.” The black-haired male Golden Fire Palace Master said, “I’ve heard that the one who got the Black Gourd can leave this world and enter the vaster cosmos. I wonder if it is true?”
“It is.” Xue Ying nodded. He did not hide the fact.
It was true.
Those who failed the trials would be forced out of this world and enter the cosmos where the Deity world and Abyss were.
If he succeeded, he could simply leave this world.
“The external cosmos?” Golden Fire Palace Master and Fei Huo Palace Master held their breaths. They had always been living in this world and desired to see the bigger world outside.
“Can you bring me there? If you could, I’ll not stop you.” The Golden Fire Palace Master said.
“Can you bring us to the outer cosmos?” Spectre Prefecture Master asked too.
Other Paragons wanted to ask that question too.
“Impossible.” Xue Ying shook his head.
The reason why he replied so succinctly was that the treasure spirit had transmitted to him, “You can barely control the Black Gourd after succeeding in cultivating the technique within these five years. You can borrow on the strength of the Black Gourd to leave this world. Of course, if you failed, you will be expelled out. No matter what, you are forbidden to bring any lives out even if it is a beast.”
“Naturally, if you succeeded in becoming the new Voidwalker, we can break the rules.”
“I could not bring the rest of you out. Borrowing on the strength of this Black Gourd, I can only leave myself.” Xue Ying answered.
The five Paragons turned taciturn.
Paragon Sword Emperor could not help but blurt out, “World Deity Flying Snow, it seems the power of that black Gourd is tremendous? Can it conquer our entire world?”
“Right, it is tremendous and conquering the world is easily done. Its strength far surpasses your imagination.” Xue Ying’s voice was filled with rue. That’s right, the fireball kept within could match the Sun Star. If its power was released–even if it was just a slight bit from the star–it could kill Rulers.
But it seemed that using it was a challenge. He could only obtain a preliminary control after comprehending that cultivation technique.
“Surpasses our imagination?” The five Paragons felt their hearts itching. How powerful was it?
“The Black Gourd might be very formidable, but if he has truly wielded its strength, he’ll not be talking to us.” Paragon Emperor Xu deduced, “Shall we kill him right now? The Black Gourd will belong to us after that.”
“World Deity Flying Snow.” Spectre Prefecture Master lowered his tone, “As long as you are willing to share the strength of Black Gourd with us, we can forget about this.”
“No other ways then.”
Xue Ying shook his head.
“Then let us attack!”
The five Paragons might have other considerations, but it seemed Xue Ying was not willing to cooperate with them. He was not willing to share the gourd either or promise to bring them out to the wider cosmos. They could only team up against him.
Standing at the highest point of the palace, Xue Ying disappeared.
“Mn?” The five Paragons who were about to display their killing moves were startled.
“He has a method similar to my shadow world indeed.” Spectre Prefecture Master transmitted over. The other five Paragons had long guessed it since the time taken for Xue Ying to travel to the Xu Empire was too short; it was impossible to do so with normal traveling speed so he must be able to teleport. It’s just that they thought it could be achieved using other treasures too.
But it seemed to be a method similar to Spectre Prefecture Master.
Five spear shadows appeared from the void. They suddenly struck the five Paragons almost simultaneously.
Reaching the level of Xue Ying, the speed of his spear technique was so fast that he could piece out five spears at the same time.
This attack which came from the Mirage World was too sudden. ‘Paragon Sword Emperor’ and ‘Fei Huo Palace Master’ had only sensed it at the last moment; they did not have the time to defend themselves and were pierced! This was a black spear with crimson patterns on it. It was the True God weapon which held the ‘Eternal Dao of Slaughter’! In this world, weaker True God weapons were rarely seen, and there was no ‘Eternal Dao of Slaughter’ True God weapon at all!
Because that time, ‘Voidwalker’ had only left behind things like absolute arts. Even though they seemed precious, those who comprehended them could easily craft an original copy and leave behind many more absolute arts for their descendants.
As for weapons, these required materials to refine. The Voidwalker will have to fork a greater price if that’s the case.
Thus, there were very few ‘True God weapons left in this world.’
The ‘Blood Serpent Spear’ was the first Eternal Dao True God weapon appearing in this world.
The Dao of Slaughter absolute art accompanied by the Dao of Slaughter which Xue Ying opened and a True God weapon with the ‘Eternal Dao of Slaughter’ was compatible! It brought Xue Ying’ striking power to a new level. He had long cultivated the “Six Sever Sword Styles” and was pondering in the laws and profound mysteries of using them. As of now, he was applying them to the spear techniques.
Golden Fire Palace Master’s body formed a dazzling golden flame. As the spear pierced through his body, he remained fine, just that the expression on his face shifted as he howled, “There’s hex poison!”
Many silk strands were revolving around Paragon Emperor Xu. He tried to defend against this incoming spear. Even though the frightening impact forced him to the extent that he spurted out blood, his injuries were relatively light.
Spectre Prefecture Master had just entered the Shadow World, causing Xue Ying to strike into space.
Paragon Sword Emperor and Fei Huo Palace Master were much more pitiful.
This single strike was a full force attack from Xue Ying. When all the strength from the Myriad Devil True Body was released, coupled with the Blood Serpent Spear, Paragon Sword Emperor directly shattered. As for Palace Master Fei Huo, after his body shattered, the remnant life force had been consumed by the shockwave from the ‘Blood Serpent Spear’ and ‘hex poison’, dying in the end.
Xue Ying appeared once again. He held onto his black spear and swept his gaze across.
The remaining three Paragons were aghast.
A single move killed two Paragons?
“He has completely suppressed us.” Paragon Emperor Xu exchanged glances with Golden Fire Palace Master. Spectre Prefecture Master, though, had a moment of triumph. He felt fortunate that he had hidden in the Shadow World, and was not afraid of being killed.
Xue Ying remained calm though. He had opened the Mirage World; it was inevitable that he would become a terrifying assassin who could employ killing moves abruptly, making it tough for enemies to defend! Those without any defensive abilities would die even if they were Paragons. That was how he could achieve such an outcome too.
“Are you all certain that you still want to compete with me for the Black Gourd?” Xue Ying looked at the three of them; his voice was reverberating in the world.
Looking at the black-robed teenager standing in midair not far away, Paragon Emperor Xu and the other two felt helpless.
At this moment, Xue Ying had become slightly anxious.
He was deliberately hoodwinking the other parties since he did not want them to ‘disturb his cultivation’ The next five years of time was extremely important to him! With his understanding of the many absolute arts in this world, even if he hid in the Mirage World, they could get an approximate location of him using karma, and to disturb him continuously using their absolute arts.
“You have no hope of getting the Black Gourd. If we fought, it would only end up with the three Holy Grounds being destroyed.” Xue Ying continued intimidating the others.