Chapter 698: Power and Influence
Chapter 698: Power and Influence
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The red-undergarment child solemnly said, “I have to remind you. This world has been left behind by that old man Voidwalker. The earliest period of lifeforms in this world came from your cosmos, and it was that old man who sent them in.”
Xue Ying nodded.
He had heard of it before. There was a legend circulating about how there had been a group of humans descending during the earliest periods. The Ancient Shrine had appeared along as well. Now that he learned this from the treasure spirit personally, that was indeed the truth.
“That old man Voidwalker came to your cosmos and traveled around the world. He had hidden his power and identity before befriending someone. Their friendship was quite good, yet that old friend of his could not transcend; he stayed at the stage four World Deity realm and eventually died.” The red-undergarment child sighed, “Before dying, the Voidwalker revealed his identity to his good friend. He had already tried his best to help but to no avail! His good friend told the Voidwalker his wish of letting those clansmen of his live a peaceful life.”
“Thus, the Voidwalker decided to leave behind this world. He brought those clansmen into this world where there were no enemies at all. He also left behind many cultivation techniques and absolute arts.” The red-undergarment child said, “At the same time, he gave a command that you can’t bring any of the living beings here away. The absolute arts of this world… if they are just one-of-a-kind, you can’t bring them away too.”
“So it is as such.” Xue Ying shook his head and said, “This had happened a few epochs ago. Those clansmen of his good friend should have gone extinct a few epochs ago. Currently, those people living in this world are those of the later generations.”
“And that is why if you become a Voidwalker, your arrangement matters more.” The red-undergarment child laughed, “Currently, you haven’t completed the trials yet. Naturally, you have no power to decide.”
Xue Ying was enlightened.
“If I can’t bring away those one-of-a-kinds, I should be permitted to bring any absolute arts with a few copies available with me right?” Xue Ying asked.
“Yes.” The red-undergarment child nodded.
Xue Ying chuckled. It was not bad because he could always re-create the original copy after completely understanding the absolute arts. Like the “Six Sever Sword Styles”, he could always re-create the original copy! After several epochs in this world, it seemed that most absolute arts had several original copies.
Sky Fire Palace.
Xue Ying directly turned into a stream of dazzling light. He flew at high speed. Thunder-fire surrounded his figure as he charged into the main palace of the Sky Fire Palace.
With such huge disturbances caused, those two palace masters of the Sky Fire Palace were naturally alerted of it.
“It’s World Deity Flying Snow.”
“He is World Deity Flying Snow?”
The entire Sky Fire Palace became nervous. Those powerful existences did not dare to intrude. According to logic, powerful existences were stronger than World Deities. However, this ‘World Deity Flying Snow’ was exceptional. He was an extremely heaven-shattering World Deity. Fei Huo Palace Master and Paragon Sword Emperor could not withstand a single move in front of him. Even Golden Fire Palace Master was disadvantaged against him.
It was rumored that he could teleport and kill whoever he wanted. Currently, the five Paragons of the three Holy Grounds were staying together precisely because they were worried about being attacked on individually. One could see the threatening power of this World Deity Flying Snow.
“World Deity Flying Snow, I wonder why have you come to my Sky Fire Palace?” Suddenly, two illusory figures appeared. They were Golden Fire Palace Master and Fei Huo Palace Master. But what appeared were just incarnations formed using karma. Their true bodies and avatars were no longer within the Sky Fire Palace. Amongst them, Fei Huo Palace Master’s expression was complex since the news of him dying under a single spear by World Deity Flying Snow was being spread.
“Hu hu hu.”
Three other illusory figures appeared. They were the other three Paragons. Currently, all five Paragons of this world had arrived with their incarnations.
“World Deity Flying Snow, you said you would leave this world latest by 10,000 years. It has already been 13,000 years now.” Paragon Emperor Xu stated.
The five Paragons were staring at Xue Ying.
When would he leave?
“Rest assured. My disciple has become a World Deity. I’ll be leaving soon.” Xue Ying said, “But before that, there are many absolute arts in this world which I have never seen before. Thus, I am finding the original copy of those absolute arts.”
“Are you planning on bringing those absolute arts away?” Golden Fire Palace Master shouted angrily, “The original copies of the absolute arts are meant to be imparted to next generation. If you bring them away, what would the descendants learn?”
The other four Paragons felt frustrated too.
Naturally, they were only displaying it on the surface. It was only Golden Fire Palace Master who felt furious for he was genuinely concerned about the descendants. As for Paragon Emperor Xu, Spectre Prefecture Master, they did not care. As long as they were powerful, who would care about the cultivation of the future disciples? If Xue Ying were to snatch those absolute arts away forcibly, Emperor Xu would not risk his life to obstruct him.
“Relax. If there is just a single original copy, I’ll not bring it away.” Xue Ying declared.
The Golden Fire Palace Master let out a breath. The other four Paragons felt relieved too.
In the following days, Xue Ying went to all three Holy Grounds and the nine Great World Clans. He finished reading every absolute art as an act of broadening his wisdom. It seemed that could only fully cultivate one other absolute art belonging to the Dao of Slaughter–”Mass Extinction Scripture”. It was quite impossible to reach large successes in the others! Just like “Luminous Sun” and “Extreme Annihilation Mysterious Body”, he could only achieve small success at most.
With his current combat power, if he did not reach large success, then these absolute arts would not improve his combat power. It would only broaden his horizons.
A figure appeared in a desolate desert. It was the black-robed Xue Ying.
Xue Ying grinned, ‘I’ve learned the “Six Sever Sword Styles” and “Mass Extinction Scripture” while bringing five original absolute arts copy out. Adding them, I have a total of seven full absolute arts! With the “Blood Demon Scripture” upper half, I would have a total of 7.5 absolute arts.”
It was truly startling.
Most Rulers would only have a few original copies of absolute arts in the Deity world and Abyss!
But these absolute arts had a glaring problem… they ended at the Paragon realm! One had to know that some absolute arts could be cultivated by Rulers. As for the complete copy of “Myriad Devil True Body”, it could be trained to a realm beyond the Ruler level. It was apparent that the Voidwalker might have left behind many absolute arts, but he recognized that the chances of a Ruler emerging in this world were meager. That was why he had only left some basic absolute arts.
‘Regardless, I have 7.5 absolute arts.’ Xue Ying’s mood was superb. In the past, he wanted to give an absolute art to his wife, yet he could not find an appropriate one. Now, he had one!
Xue Ying extended his hand, causing the Black Gourd to appear. The red-undergarment child appeared on top of the Black Gourd: “Are you planning to leave this world now?”
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
“Be careful. It’ll take you 10,000 years to recover from the injuries incurred after using it once.” The red-undergarment child laughed.
Xue Ying was looking forward to it. He pulled the cork from the Black Gourd.
The moment it was pulled, a frightening blaze emitted, causing the desert in front to warp. Countless grits were melting into a stream of particles. The direction where the opening of the gourd faced was entirely distorted. Its power was so immense that weaker Paragons would turn into ashes. The apex Paragons might be able to withstand this force!
‘I haven’t even utilized the cultivation technique. Just pulling the cork produced such a power?’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly. He then began displaying the cultivation technique.
The luminous sun force turned into a white character. The radiance from this character was revolving as it became gold.
This golden character entered the Black Gourd and began activating the colossal array within. Xue Ying was too familiar with this array. During the past 13,000 years, he had been pondering over how to refine it. He had an unknown number of times, yet it was too complicated that he could not make head or tail over it.
“Hong~” He could only activate this array using the crudest manner, gathering the energy coming from that fireball. This produced a significant pressure on Xue Ying’s soul.
He gritted his teeth.
A faint ripple rushed out from the opening of the gourd. This black ripple was similar to the Sun Ripple within the Sun Star, but it was different since the Sun Ripple had come from deep within the Sun Star. In most cases, only Rulers could withstand the Sun Ripple at the ‘Void Black Soil Layer’. Of course, Paragons who specialized in the Fire Dao like Paragon Huo Cheng or terrifying Paragons like Monarch Green could do so. The core of the sun, the ‘Sun Star Nucleus’, would produce a ripple more terrifying that even Rulers could not survive from.
And now, the ripple produced by the black Gourd was a ripple emanated from the fireball. Despite being released externally, it was bound by the more frightening array and let out from the mouth of the gourd! One had to know that the Sun Ripple which dispersed in all directions had a scary strength. Now, the array focused the ripple in one single direction, causing its might to be greater.
The black ripple stormed out from the mouth of the gourd, spreading in a fan shape. Its power was huge–one that could even cause the expressions of Rulers to change.
The frightening power tore apart a hole in this stable world.
“Collect.” Xue Ying forced himself to endure the pain in his mind. He did not dare to withstand against it for long periods and had deactivated the array immediately. At that moment, the black ripple disappeared. Xue Ying plugged back the cork. That massive crack in front of him was gradually recovering over time, and Xue Ying could see liquid moving right outside of it.
“Time to leave!”
Grabbing the Black Gourd, Xue Ying charged directly through the hole in the world membrane. By the time this crack was healed, Xue Ying had disappeared entirely from this world.