Chapter 697: Parting
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
Xue Ying grabbed onto the Black Gourd with one hand. He extended his senses on the profound array within. The array had wrapped entirely around the tyrannical fireball: ‘The array is the core of the Black Gourd. Just by relying on this array, I could control the Sun Star?’ As he sensed it, he began thinking of how mysterious this array was. It was more perplexing than even the laws operating the countless worlds, and more potent than the Meteor Star array located in Lake Heart Island.
It was at such a profound level that he could barely control a strand of its energy using the cultivation technique left behind by Voidwalker.
“Weng~” Xue Ying tried controlling the energy within.
At that moment, a terrifying ripple accumulated. The hidden pressure produced by this ‘fireball’ on his true deity heart was rapidly growing. It was akin to a piece of large rock placed there–it was okay if he did not carry it, but carrying it was too heavy for him!
“Stop stop stop, hurry up and stop!” The red-undergarment child seated on top of the Black Gourd sensed what was happening. He was so frightened that he yelled at Xue Ying to stop.
“Why?” Xue Ying hurriedly stopped. Beads of sweat had formed on his forehead.
“You are daring.” The treasure spirit red-undergarment child said, “You just comprehended the cultivation technique and had not understood the Black Gourd, yet you are trying to control part of its energy?”
“I’m just trying.”
Xue Ying felt itchy in his heart. It was the most frightening strength which he had ever controlled to date. Furthermore, Xue Ying had the feeling that using this energy would give him the strength and courage to fight against the ‘Ancient Demon’ which was seen as overbearing the previous time! He had only controlled a strand of the energy, yet that extent of power made him intoxicated!
“You should listen to me first.” The red-undergarment child felt helpless, “You have only passed the second trial, and have yet to complete the third and most important trial–to refine the Black Gourd in a million years! Without refining it, you could not be considered a Voidwalker… do you think that the old man will let you control this Black Gourd so conveniently?”
Xue Ying felt startled.
Only then did he regain his wits. Even though this Black Gourd was in his hand, he had yet to refine it! If he could not do so in a million years, the Black Gourd would still leave him.
“You haven’t refined it and are only controlling it using the cultivation technique by force. I bet you felt that it is generating a huge pressure on you despite just trying to feel the energy within! And this pressure is only getting stronger over time right?” The red-undergarment child said.
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
“You haven’t truly demonstrated its power yet. The moment you employ it, given how the power of this fireball is beyond yours, even a strand of energy will counteract against your true deity heart! Even with the cultivation technique for controlling it, judging by the how strong your true deity heart is, it’ll take 10,000 years of time to recover from any injury after employing the gourd.” The red-undergarment child explained, “Use the energy once, and it is 10,000 years of recuperation.”
“What kind of injury requires such a long period?” Xue Ying felt puzzled. He had guessed that forcibly controlling the energy in the Black Gourd would inflict self-injury. But even when he refined an avatar using his soul, he could fully recover in a short period. But this injury of the soul caused by the usage of Black Gourd would take 10,000 years?
“Won’t you know it when you are leaving this world since you have to operate the energy of the Black Gourd?” The red-undergarment child said, “Fortunately, your cultivation heart realm is not bad. If your cultivation heart realm is lower, your soul might crumble apart if you were to force your way through!”
Xue Ying let out a sigh of relief inwardly.
No wonder he felt a massive pressure on his soul when trying to control the gourd. If he could not withstand this pressure, he would not be able to control it.
“Then in the future when I refine it, the gourd will not rebel against me right?” Xue Ying asked.
“The moment you refined it, you will be the master of the Black Gourd. It’ll be your protection treasure, so naturally, it’ll not injure you.” The red-undergarment child said.
Xue Ying nodded.
If he had to spend 10,000 years recovering after using it once, that would be too pitiful. But thinking of these was still too early since he had to refine the Black Gourd in a million years… that was challenging! Without a specialized cultivation technique, even Rulers could not control it. The difficulty of refining it was apparent.
“There’s another million years.” Xue Ying was not in a rush.
“When are you ready to leave this world?” The red-undergarment child said, “As long as you employ the power of this Black Gourd, you can leave.”
“I’ve accepted a disciple in this world. I can’t just go without caring or telling him.” Xue Ying answered.
“Mn. The moment you leave, you will not be able to come back unless you’ve become a Voidwalker.” The red-undergarment child said.
“That’s right… it is possible that I’ll never see that disciple of mine again.” Xue Ying nodded. Little Seven that brat had been in front of him since he was six. He was 1,000 years now, and Xue Ying’s affection for him was quite thick.
Chong-Shi World Clan.
The current status of the Chong-Shi World Clan was vaguely different. Because the strongest existence in this world–’World Deity Flying Snow’–was a guest elder of their clan! Furthermore, he was also the teacher of Seventh Highness, ‘Chong Yan’. Even the three Holy Grounds did not dare to bully the ‘Chong-Shi World Clan’ for they were afraid of angering that powerful and terrifying World Deity Flying Snow.
“It has been close to five years. Teacher still isn’t back yet.” Little Chong Seven was seated in front of the study table holding a book on sword technique, yet he could not concentrate.
“I’ve heard father saying that Teacher will be leaving this world seen and will never come back.” Little Chong Seven felt kind of unbearable, “It can’t be that we won’t see each other again right?”
When he was six, he had been quite immature. Seeing the sword techniques displayed by Xue Ying, he cried and yelled about wanting to take him as a teacher.
In a blink of an eye, 1,000 years had gone by. The time he followed his teacher was much more than the time he spent with his father! Thinking about how his teacher had left without returning made Little Chong Seven unbearable.
A figure appeared in the study room.
Xue Ying looked at that white-robed teenager who was daydreaming in front of the table and could not help chuckling, “Little Seven.”
Little Chong Seven turned his head abruptly. He saw the black-robed teenager who remained as nonchalant as ever. Even though his appearance had slightly changed–about 60-70% of the previous appearance–that familiar aura and smile made Little Chong Seven suspect if he was his teacher since experts could easily alter their appearances. He hurriedly placed the book down and rushed over in joy: “Teacher!”
“Mn, prepare yourself. You will follow me as we travel around this world from tomorrow on.” Xue Ying said.
Little Chong Seven brightened. He thought his teacher would come and bid him farewell. It seemed he was bringing him to travel around the world?
“Yes!” Little Chong Seven replied with excitement.
On the second day, as Chong-Shi Forefather passionately sent them off, Xue Ying brought his disciple to tour this world. After reaching this place, he had not honestly had a good look at this vast world. Moreover, the period of cultivation for Little Chong Seven was short–he lacked experience and had been to very few places.
The teacher and disciple went traveling. Along the way, Xue Ying would guide his disciple in the dark. He even deliberately gave him some missions to do.
Naturally, the time spent teaching was short. Almost all his time was spent on trying to refine the Black Gourd!
As time flowed, it had been 13,000 years.
A white-robed teenager was seated cross-legged next to the lake. There was a vast ocean illusion appearing in the sky above him. This illusion was more than a hundred million kilometers wide.
Beside him stood a black-robed teenager. He was Xue Ying.
‘He has finally become a World Deity.’ Xue Ying slightly nodded. Seeing his disciple breaking through to become a World Deity was a load of worry off his mind.
After a while, Little Chong Seven who had finished breaking through showed a happy look.
Xue Ying then pointed his finger out, causing a stream of light to tunnel through Little Chong Seven’s forehead. A large amount of information surged in; they were all detailed analysis of the various ‘grade one Deity Hearts’. These were some of the comprehensions Xue Ying had on grade one Deity Hearts. He had transmitted them to his disciple.
“Many thanks, teacher.” Little Chong Seven said after regaining his consciousness.
“You have comprehended the Creation Deity Heart. I’ve transmitted some other pointers on the other eight grade one Deity Hearts to you too. From now on, your cultivation will depend solely on yourself.” Xue Ying passed a storage wristband over, “This wristband contains some external materials that are of help to your cultivation. Naturally, your Chong-Shi World Clan has a large foundation too. I believe your father will do his utmost to groom you. This little external good is just a slight token of appreciation.”
“Yes.” Little Chong Seven received the storage wristband. His eyes were glistening with tears because he understood it was time to part with his teacher.
“You are already a World Deity now. If you were to become a powerful existence, you would be able to live for a longer time. In the future, if there is a chance, we might meet again.” Xue Ying said, “There’s also a matter that I have to tell you before leaving.”
Little Chong Seven was surprised.
“Your teacher originates from the outer cosmos.” Xue Ying chuckled, “My original name is Dong Bo Xue Ying!”
“From the outer cosmos?” Little Chong Seven felt stunned.
“Let us part from here on.” Xue Ying smiled. He then teleported and disappeared from the place.
Little Chong Seven could not help but shout. He looked around him and understood that his teacher had indeed left.
“Teacher? Dong Bo Xue Ying?” Little Chong Seven muttered to himself.
In the sky, Xue Ying held on to the Black Gourd. He was still trying to refine it.
“You have bid farewell to your disciple already, which means you are ready to go?” The red-undergarment child appeared on top of the Black Gourd.
“There is still another matter.” Xue Ying laughed, “With so many absolute arts in this world, if I leave without taking them, I’ll regret it.”