Chapter 712: Gratified
Chapter 712: Gratified
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
“Hu.” Xue Ying who was in black armor extended the black spear ‘Blood Serpent Spear’. He was the most unpredictable Paragon amongst them. Within moments, he disappeared without leaving any traces.
Following that–’pu chi’.
The spear appeared from the void, arriving right before the forehead of an apex protector. Being an apex protector of the Ancestor Mother Religion, there was an unseen ripple covering his body. For Xue Ying to appear right before his forehead was an astounding feat in itself. He had reached an apex level in his ‘Dao of Mirage’, allowing his attacks to be more covert, unlike that time when he had just opened the Dao of Mirage–the covertness of his attacks was inadequate.
Besides, he had integrated both “Six Sever Sword Style” and “Mass Extinction Scripture” into his spear technique. The power from the Dao of Slaughter naturally become fiercer. At the same time, he had cultivated the Myriad Devil True Body just like Purgatory Great Commander and Bitter Cultivator did–he had overwhelming strength. Thus, this terrifying spear technique coupled with the suddenness of appearance of his spear right before the forehead of the protector ensured the protector could not defend his attack at all.
The spearhead directly pierced through the brain of the protector. Though the obstructive force was stronger and he had to exert an explosive strength to pull his spear out.
Half the mind of that protector was pulverized! Still, the naked eyes could see as his injuries slowly recovered. It was apparent his life force was enormous.
“Brother Dong Bo, you’ve acted beautifully!” Paragon Huo Cheng might be having a difficult time since three apex protectors were surrounding him, but Xue Ying had assisted him with a single spear strike.
“Sou sou sou…”
Xue Ying would disappear time after time. He would then appear and launch sneak attacks on the protectors, piercing through their bodies. His contribution improved the situation for the cultivators clearly. If not for his help, the current outcome would be much worse.
Even though Devil Phoenix was also teleporting around, her offense was much weaker; she could not break through the skin of the apex protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion!
‘Why do I feel that things are awry?’ Xue Ying was clear, ‘The life force of these apex protectors is too strong. I can only injure them at most with a single strike, and they could recover very quickly! Even the weaker ones–those apex protectors who specialized in using curses, could dissolve their bodies into a fog, making it hard for them to die.’
It was hard to kill those who reached the level of apex Paragon.
Even the degree of threat from the hex poison in the Blood Serpent Spear was meager since apex protectors could force out the hex poison.
‘If we fought one-on-one, we can get rid of an apex protector by spending a little more time. But now, they held an overwhelming advantage in numbers over us. Furthermore, they are supporting each other too. The moment an apex protector is injured, the others will help him. They would even keep them back into the Cultivation Eden.’ Xue Ying shook his head. Like the Ancestor Mother Religion protectors who had fallen into the illusory realm previously, they had been kept by the other party into the Cultivation Edens.
Thus, it might be easy to injure the apex Paragons but hard to kill them.
One, it was because the other party’s life force was too strong.
Two, they had a significant number of allies! It was impossible for them to watch as an apex protector dies in front of them.
“Not good.” Monarch Destruction’s expression changed. He might be exceptional in surviving, yet he was heavily injured. His blood had landed in the hands of a skinny and shriveled female from the Ancestor Mother Religion. This thin and shriveled female proceeded with using the mysterious ‘Curse’ by making use of the blood as the medium. The term ‘Curse’ was also termed by Bloodshed God-Emperor and the others. It was a genuinely mystical power.
It was not something Xue Ying and the others were familiar with.
It was so mysterious that it came down from a higher realm.
“Ah!” Monarch Destruction’s face turned red. He lost all control of his body and started rolling and twisting in midair. A protector from the Ancestor Mother Religion immediately went out as he wanted to make use of this opportunity to kill him.
Devil Phoenix suddenly appeared. She grabbed hold of Monarch Destruction with her tender white hands, keeping her into the Cultivation Eden. Xue Ying arrived too, except that he was slower by a beat. He exchanged glances with Devil Phoenix. The two of them had helped many Paragons–they appeared at the crux to lend a helping hand.
‘The current situation is too nasty.’ Xue Ying thought.
Monarch Hex Cricket suddenly roared.
He had already tried his best to save the heavily-injured Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction. Along with his command, all other Paragons rapidly retreated.
Xue Ying entered the Mirage World too. At the same time, he turned his luminous sun force into many white light hands that grabbed the Paragons away. Paragon Huo Cheng and the others did not resist as they were pulled into the Mirage World. Devil Phoenix was similarly helping the other surrounded Paragons before all of them teleported away.
The protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion were still standing in midair.
“They escaped really quickly.”
“If not for that Devil Phoenix and Dong Bo Xue Ying, we could have killed a few more Paragons.”
“The two of them are really slippery.”
These protectors were still feeling unreconciled.
If Mysterious North Imperial Empress were said to borrow on the power of array to teleport within the Arcadia Flying Ship, she would have to depend on the array every time she wanted to teleport. That Xue Ying and Devil Phoenix were able to teleport with a single thought for they opened a Dao related to it. Thus, the two of them could appear like ghosts.
“That Dong Bo Xue Ying’s offensive power is extremely formidable. Even apex protectors are pierced through by him with a single spear strike.” Protector Huo Zhu held onto his chest. The cavity on his chest was currently recovering. He muttered, “His combat power improved too fast. That time in the Six Heavenly Wheel, he could not even break through my skin.”
“According to intelligence, he cultivated the Myriad Devil True Body!” The golden-haired monkey said with a gloomy voice, “And it seems that other than the Myriad Devil True Body, his spear techniques are extremely vicious and are filled with the aura of destruction and slaughter.”
“Mn, he is indeed a variable, reducing the number of Paragons we killed this time.” The venom-tailed girl said.
“How’re the losses?” The golden-haired monkey asked.
A violet-robed female protected answered, “Protector Qian, when we were struck by the illusory realm attacks, both true body and avatar of six protectors were extinguished!”
All the protectors present went into silence.
Both true body and avatar were extinguished? That was a complete death.
“If we don’t stake it, our entire race will become extinct.” The muscular man with a wooden pole said softly, “There could be more comrades dying in the battle following this. That could not be avoided.”
“Other than them and the protectors deep in slumber, because Water Devil King, Purgatory Great Commander, and Dong Bo Xue Ying’s sneak attacks were too sudden, three more protectors had died here.” The violet-robed female protector said, “The other protectors are fine. And for us, we killed a total of eight Paragons.”
Above a piece of grass plain within the Arcadia Flying Ship.
The group of Paragons was situated here.
All of them were feeling grave.
Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction had a cold expression. As proud as he was, if not for Monarch Hex Cricket’s timely intervention, he would die!
Many Paragons present had given Xue Ying a gaze of gratitude. This time, he had indeed aided many Paragons. This battle had also culminated in the approvals of Xue Ying by other Paragons: “How is he weak? Being the newest third ancestor of Bloodshed God Palace, everyone said he is the weakest. But he should be the strongest.”
Xue Ying was indeed extraordinary.
The ‘Dao of Mirage’ gave him the qualifications to be called an apex Paragon. Adding his Dao of Slaughter, absolute arts that used the Slaughter Dao, and Myriad True Devil Body, he could be ranked alongside Water Devil King, White Sovereign King, Bitter Cultivator and others. Even ‘Paragon Huo Cheng’, ‘Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’ and ‘Mysterious North Imperial Empress’ were weaker by an entire level. After all, they all specialized in a single Dao alone.
‘The other side is strong.’ Xue Ying was contemplating too, ‘And they have yet to utilize any important treasure during this first battle. I’ve heard that they could destroy the body of Monarch Hex Cricket by relying on treasures. It is apparent they did not stake everything this time. That’s right too since this is just our first exchange. They understood that even if we die, we can refine more avatars. Thus, they are patient.’
Monarch Hex Cricket was chuckling, “We know too little about the Ancestor Mother Religion. According to our plan, this is just the first exchange with them so that we can get a better understanding of how things stand and allow us to formulate a better plan targeted against their weaknesses! We might have lost eight Paragons, but they will soon refine them and return. However, the Ancestor Mother Religion had lost a total of nine protectors! They have no way of replenishing them!”
Everyone felt their moods uplifted slightly after hearing it.
But they were clear of one point–there was no loss to the number of apex protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion.
In the starry sky outside the Arcadia Flying Ship, the Rulers who were watching the battle knitted their eyebrows.
The first battle gave them a chance to understand how things stand, but it gave them a feeling of amiss.
Primal Master was smiling to loosen the tense atmosphere: “Bloodshed, your disciple Dong Bo Xue Ying is really quite good. His combat power is absolutely at the apex Paragon level now. Furthermore, his survival capabilities are also at the top. If I were to renew the Cosmos Deity-Demon List, he should be ranked 15th this time.”
“If only his combat power is on par with Great Destruction, the overall outcome would have been much better. It’s a pity that he still lacks on the offense.” Temporal Island Lord shook his head.
He was honest.
If Xue Ying’s ‘Dao of Slaughter’ was trained to the apex level, along with his Myriad Devil True Body, this offensive power of his could give him the strength to fight with those three Holy Protectors. But now? The golden-haired monkey could slap Xue Ying away with a single palm! Bitter Cultivator had enough power to fight against him, but he was lacking in survival abilities and did not dare to rush towards that level of battle.
Only Monarch Hex Cricket and Great Destruction could fight on that level of fighting.
“How long has he cultivated for?” Primal Master shook his head.
“Let’s not talk about Xue Ying anymore.” Bloodshed God-Emperor chuckled, “It seems that the situation isn’t good for us. Even though we haven’t put in all our strength, the other party hasn’t utilized their formidable treasures too. Just based on the number of apex protectors they have has given them the strength to suppress our Paragons. Truly troublesome.”
“If we really can’t continue on, then this Arcadia Flying Ship will be a failed battle. But there’s still us!” Abyss Primogenitor laughed, “We held an apparent advantage on the Ruler realm.”
“We can afford to lose. There’s no need to be overly worried.” Myriad God Palace Master was quite confident too.
Empress Qian He giggled as well.
“There is still an opportunity in this battle.” Bloodshed God-Emperor continued observing the situation within the Arcadia Flying Ship. Although Xue Ying’s newly revealed power made him gratified, he was clear that this power of his could not influence the final outcome! In a huge battle, the odds of success on their side was low: “Even if it is lower, we must still grab hold of an opportunity to make a comeback with a single move!”
Bloodshed God-Emperor’s eyes were filled with a strand of hope. For the sake of this confrontation, the Ancestor Mother Religion had made adequate preparations. He naturally also had his own strategies.