Chapter 705: The Difficulty of Refining
Bloodshed God-Emperor looked towards his disciple below with shock. Even if Xue Ying had something important to report, he could always wait until the banquet ended. What was the matter that made him so urgent that he had to do so in the middle of the banquet? But still, the Bloodshed God-Emperor was clear that this disciple of his understood propriety. Thus, he replied and asked, “What’s the matter?”
“Teacher, is it possible for any nearby Ruler to eavesdrop on us?” Xue Ying transmitted again. He might be careful, but his knowledge of the Rulers was lacking. This matter was too important and could not be leaked.
“Eavesdrop?” Bloodshed God-Emperor became serious this time. An invisible ripple emanated from his body and enveloped Xue Ying: “Alright, it is fine now. There will be absolutely no one who will eavesdrop on us. Xue Ying, what is the matter that compels you to be so careful and solemn?”
“Disciple has gotten something miraculous that could inspect the strength of the soul.” Xue Ying transmitted.
“You could inspect the strength of the soul?” Bloodshed God-Emperor was startled.
With his horizons, he experienced much more than Xue Ying and knew even more things. He was clear that the ‘strength of soul’ could reflect the combat level of a cultivator!
“What level could you inspect until?” Bloodshed God-Emperor continued asking.
“All ten Rulers have attended this banquet. Thus, I was curious and had stealthily inspected all ten of you. I do hope for Teacher to forgive me on this.” Xue Ying transmitted.
“You’ve inspected the ten of us?” Bloodshed God-Emperor felt his heart skipping a bit: “How is it? What did you learn?”
“The inspection has flabbergasted this disciple! This disciple did not dare believe it even until now. The strongest is still Teacher naturally, but the second-ranked is Purgatory Ruler! And the third is senior brother Monarch Green. Primal Master is only the fourth. As for the fifth, it is someone whom nobody could ever expect–Bloody Ruler! The sixth is Abyss Primogenitor! Of the three Rulers from the Dark Abyss, Purgatory Ruler and Bloody Ruler are both beyond the level of Abyss Primogenitor! As for the ranks after, they are Pang Yi, Myriad God Palace Master, Temporal Island Lord and Empress Qian He respectively.” Xue Ying transmitted.
Bloodshed God-Emperor became pensive.
This intelligence given by his disciple had indeed stirred the emotions of Bloodshed God-Emperor. Even though he had some feeling of this, he had never expected Xue Ying could rank the Rulers so clearly according to their soul power! This ranking led Bloodshed God-Emperor to deduce many things.
‘They have hidden well.’ Bloodshed God-Emperor’s eyes squinted. Many thoughts began surfacing in his heart.
And below, after Xue Ying delivered this critical report, he observed his teacher, only to see that he turned pensive and had a slight shift in his expression.
‘I’ve done what I could. The tallest beings prop the sky. My teacher is the tallest one, so everything will depend on him from now.’ Xue Ying thought to himself. The Black Gourd treasure spirit had mentioned that ‘Bloodshed God-Emperor’ was the most terrifying Ruler he had ever seen. Over the years, his teacher was also unquestionably the strongest on the Cosmos Deity-Demon List. None could wrestle that position from him.
If anyone could protect the entire Cultivator Cosmos, it would be his teacher.
“Xue Ying, what do you understand about the Rulers?” Bloodshed God-Emperor asked in transmission.
“I do not know of anything else.” Xue Ying hurriedly replied. If not for the Black Gourd treasure spirit, he could not even sense the degree of soul strength since the Rulers had a status beyond his.
“You’ve done everything you could. Remember, you can inform this to Primal Master and Abyss Primogenitor. As for the other Rulers, you must keep it a secret. You must never leak this to any other cultivators too.” Bloodshed God-Emperor reminded him.
“This disciple understands.” Xue Ying obediently acknowledged.
The reason why he informed his teacher during the banquet was that Xue Ying felt his ‘senior disciple brother Monarch Green’ had a huge temperament change. He became so strong as well; he even invited all powerful existences to his banquet. Thus, he became worried that he might become a traitor! Naturally, he had to tell his teacher.
After telling him the truth, he began imagining.
This banquet proceeded smoothly. The banquet lasted for a total of three days. During this period, the Rulers had given public lectures on the Dao each, causing all cultivators present to listening seriously. When the banquet ended, the Rulers left. Xue Ying bid his good friends farewell before taking his wife and children home.
And Bloodshed God-Emperor had secretly beckoned for Primal Master and Abyss Primogenitor to a secret discussion.
The undercurrent was moving strongly in the entire cosmos. Bloodshed God-Emperor continued sweeping across the starry sky with that terrifying ‘Void Twin Extreme Array’ of his. The Ancestor mother Religion was also starting to get restless.
Nonetheless, only the Rulers knew of this.
Xue Ying was not too clear. Even the matter of his teacher operating the ‘Void Twin Extreme Array’ was not made known to him. After all, Paragons were hardly useful if a war erupted. It was still the Rulers who primarily fought. The gap between Paragons and Rulers were too great. Bloodshed God-Emperor could suppress all Paragons with a single avatar.
Thus, it was pointless for Paragons to participate in the battle.
Those Paragons like Monarch Hex Cricket and Water Devil King could only survive in the face of Rulers. They could not retaliate! Those who had the power like Pang Yi and Monarch Green had both become Rulers.
A stream of light arced through the sky. It was Xue Ying moving alone.
He was currently traveling all around the Deity world and Abyss, seeking for opportunities in those ancient historical remains while thinking of ways to refine the Black Gourd!
‘The Black Gourd is used to protect me. It contains a fireball on the same level as the Sun Star. It is truly powerful. Refining the Black Gourd is the final trial the Voidwalker left for me. As long as I succeed, I will have an ultimate killing move.’ Xue Ying might not understand much, but he was clear that the entire cosmos was becoming tense.
In such situations, it was vital to get stronger.
‘But how should I go about refining it?’
‘Using the words of Voidwalker, even Rulers could not control the Black Gourd.’ Xue Ying flew along the starry sky. He frowned: ‘How could I, a Paragon, refine such a protective treasure then? Of course, since the Voidwalker set down such a trial, it means I can succeed.’
‘What advantage do I have over Rulers that will allow me to refine it? Mn, firstly, I have grasped the cultivation technique. With this, I can sense that void law within.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘On another aspect, this is one of the trials given by Voidwalker. He should have left a path of hope for me.’
‘There are two ways to refine a treasure.’
‘First, force my way through. Using the most tyrannical strength to refine it crudely.’ Xue Ying shook his head. He had always been doing that whenever he had to refine something: ‘Clearly, only those with superior power could do so. How could I even force my way in refining this Black Gourd? Impossible.’
‘Secondly, comprehend the profound mysteries of the internal law and gradually refine it.’
Xue Ying felt his head hurt.
The void array within the Black Gourd meant to bound the Sun Star. How could he refine it given the mysteriousness of such an array?
‘But there must be a trick to it since the Voidwalker gave this trial to the juniors. It should be possible to find out what it is after my understanding of the Black Gourd array reached a certain standard.’ Xue Ying thought. The refiner of a treasure could always leave behind some methods that allowed anyone to refine it. He could also allow the other party to refine it once his realm reached a certain standard.
Everything would proceed according to the refiner himself.
If the refiner was willing, he could order treasures with a treasure spirit to listen to the orders of those who were weaker.
‘It should be as such. That is the only possibility.’
‘It’s impossible for me to raise my comprehension of the array to a sufficient realm since even Rulers can’t do so.’ Xue Ying was certain of this. If the demands were that harsh, he would admit his failure: ‘There must be a trick that gives me a way of controlling the array at a specific realm attainable by me.’
The internal array was truly too complex.
Even if he spent all his time in closed-door cultivation trying to comprehend the array, he might not succeed. Thus, the true body in the Crimson Rock Mountain would do the comprehension while this avatar would go seeking enlightenment in the many ancient historical remains. After all, any single one of those who could leave a historical remain behind were extraordinary seniors in the epochs before this.