Chapter 709: The First Contact
The Arcadia Flying Ship was getting more prominent in their vision. Xue Ying and the other 36 Paragons did not decelerate. When they were about five kilometers to the flying ship, a ripple fluctuated on the surface of the ship. Xue Ying and the others easily crossed through this ripple and entered the ship.
After crossing through the ripple, they saw a calm and peaceful world. This world had grass plains, hills and rivers though it did not contain any birds or land beasts.
“Stop!” Following Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction’s shout–’hu hu hu’–the others including Xue Ying stopped immediately.
The 36 Paragons from the Cultivation Cosmos (including Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master and Xue Ying) were all the Paragons they had. Their expressions turned solemn at this moment. Even though there was unseen law suppression within this world of Arcadia Flying Ship, Xue Ying, Mysterious North Imperial Empress, and other experts could still scout from a far distance.
“The Ancestor Mother Religion has so many protectors?”
Xue Ying borrowed the Mirage World to extend his senses. He soon enveloped the group of protectors who were moving in a dazzling rainbow light 30 billion kilometers away! They were different from the Cultivator Cosmos. These protectors of the Ancestor Mother Religion were cruder in their usage of laws and profound mysteries. Even though a select few had comprehended the complete ‘law of the world’, none had opened a ‘Dao’! Thus, it was needless to say they could not teleport within the Arcadia Flying Ship world. They could only fly slowly, and it was effortless for Xue Ying and them to chase up to them! They could teleport using the Mirage World for instance!
“Such powerful aura!” Xue Ying’s expression had a slight change.
There were a total of 51 protectors. They were currently flying at ultra-high speed. There were three with the most frightening aura traveling in the front–they were a golden-haired monkey, a girl with a venomous tail, and a muscular man holding a wooden pole. The three of them were emitting an unseen fluctuation that enveloped the entire group.
As Xue Ying, White Sovereign King, Mysterious North Imperial Empress, and others scouted them in the dark, these three most terrifying protectors had immediately sensed them.
The muscular man holding the wooden pole turned glanced at them. His vision passed through the obstacles of void and could see the group of Paragons a tens of billions of kilometers away.
“They are here.” The golden-haired monkey turned glanced at them too. His golden eyes had faintly penetrated through the void towards the group of Paragons.
“They are sending themselves to their deaths.” The girl with a venomous tail sneered.
“We must not underestimate them. These cultivators have opened a ‘Dao’, and their usage of the laws and profound mysteries is much higher than ours. They could easily scout us, yet only I and Protector Kui could see them.” The golden-haired monkey transmitted a message.
The muscular man holding the wooden pole said, “Thus if we were to play with them and compare skills, we would be the one suffering. It’d be better if we acted together, suppressing them with an absolute superiority in strength… no matter what moves they use against us, we will suppress them in combat and break them into smithereens!”
The venom-tailed woman giggled.
That was a smile originating from confidence! The Ancestor Mother Religion had been observing the entire Cultivation Cosmos. With the large information provided by Bloody Ruler Nile, they were full of understanding towards the power of all 36 Paragons who came. Thus, they were naturally confident that they would win this time!
Xue Ying and the other Paragons assembled in midair. Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction had a violet armor on him. The two arms revealed were covered in dragon tattoos. He had two black twisted horns protruding from his head and a pair of violet eyes that contained faint slithering thunder. He shouted, “Fellow Paragons, the Ancestor Mother Religion has suddenly moved! And all 51 protectors are moving as one! Since they dared to do this, they must have some reason!”
The other Paragons looked at Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction. With his power, he was naturally the leader of this group.
The world of cultivators would always be led by the strongest!
“No matter what reliance they had, we must avoid their strengths and attack their weaknesses.” The Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction said, “Their cultivation heart realm is much weaker than ours. Thus, the moment the battle begins, Purgatory Great Commander, Nightmare Sovereign and Monarch Dong Bo will be displaying your illusory techniques one after another! Purgatory Great Commander’s ‘Purgatory Reincarnation’ is the most tyrannical and overbearing so he will employ it first! Nightmare Sovereign’s ‘Nightmare Technique’ is relatively bizarre, and Monarch Dong Bo’s ‘Mirage Illusory Realm’ is also extraordinary. Those who have a weaker cultivation realm might withstand it, but after the second and third assault on their heart, they might fall in the end.”
None present retorted against his reasoning.
After all, the illusory realm was best used against a large group of people. Those who could resist it were fine. Those who could not resist would die. In such a situation, the effectiveness of such techniques was the highest.
“I’ll have to trouble the three of you.” Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction turned to Xue Ying and the other two.
“Let us handle it.” Purgatory Great Commander who was wearing a red armor said coldly.
Nightmare Sovereign who was shrouded in faint fog and the black-robed Xue Ying both nodded too.
“After the illusory techniques are employed, it’ll be time for us to launch a frenzied assault! We will use our domains to suppress all of them.” Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction began arranging the attacks. Devil Phoenix was an apex Paragon who originated from the Dark Abyss. Her ranking on the Cosmos Deity-Demon List was behind the top apex Paragons because she specialized more in domains! She was also the strongest domain controller amongst the Paragons.
She was average in direct combat and defense. It was only her domain that was special. Most ordinary Paragons were helpless in front of her. And meeting the apex Paragons, she could always rely on her domain to escape.
Thus, even though she was ranked 20th on the Cosmos Deity-Demon List, her status and influential power were huge–comparable to Water Devil King and the others.
“There’s also Mysterious North Imperial Empress…”
Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction continued giving out his instructions.
He cultivated for an extended period and was also the leader of this group. Naturally, he had to do his best.
Very soon, the battle plan was made. They would be utilizing their strengths. There were also many backup plans.
“Alright, since everyone understands, then let the battle begin.” Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction turned towards the green-robed beautiful woman, ‘Mysterious North Imperial Empress’, “Mysterious North Imperial Empress, let us teleport to the front of them.”
Mysterious North Imperial Empress softly nodded.
A huge array illusion appeared in the surrounding void the next moment.
For a moment, the array illusion covered all 36 Paragons, causing them to disappear.
When they appeared, they were to the flank where the group of protectors was 30 billion kilometers away.
“Hu.” The group of protectors from Ancestor Mother Religion was flying at high speed. They formed a vast rainbow stream as they flew. It was akin to a meteor arcing through the sky. And the location where appeared was just a few kilometers away from the group of protectors. To experts of their level, this short distance could be covered by extending their hands!
Amongst the 36 Paragons, Purgatory Great Commander, Nightmare Sovereign, and Xue Ying were all concentrating. Of which the red-armored Purgatory Great Commander led first with his illusory realm technique.
One could see his eyes engulfed in flames.
In his eyes, the burning flames seemed to contain countless souls howling within. This undulation which could not be seen covered all 51 protectors present.