Chapter 722: Totally Worth It
Xue Ying turned pale. Monarch Hex Cricket, White Sovereign King, Water Devil King and Devil Phoenix were all stunned. They turned to Xue Ying, hoping that a miracle could happen! Even though they guessed that a strange treasure like the ‘Black Gourd’ could be employed by a Paragon, using it a few times more would be very, very difficult!
It was just like the terrifying weapon the Ancestor Mother Religion had. Its power was close to the Black Gourd, and could only be used once and not a second time within a short period!
They might understand this in their hearts, but all were wishing for a miracle. But seeing the pale-white Xue Ying, they immediately recognized.
“It has always been their avatars that were battling. They were having a hard time fighting previously, and we had painstakingly… yet they never revealed their true bodies at all!” Xue Ying felt helpless, “They had concealed their true bodies to give us a fatal blow in the most crucial moment! This time, they did not hesitate in paying all price for the sake of fighting for the Primal Chaos Flying Ship.”
“Come, come on.”
The golden-haired money roared, “Isn’t that gourd of yours powerful? Can’t you use it again?”
“The four of us are here to die. If you have the capabilities to take away our lives that is.” The three other apex protectors were also staring at Xue Ying.
Within the palace hall where the Ancestor Mother Religion was based in, the Religious Leaders were not showing looks of joy. Instead, they were watching everything silently. Even if the previous battle was more intense, other than the six protectors who died initially because of the ‘Purgatory Reincarnation’ employed by Purgatory Great Commander, and adding on Bamboo Mountain Prefecture Master’s avatar and true body’s death, the other protectors had not genuinely died. Their actual bodies were still alive! But from this moment on…
Every single protector who died would be dead for sure!
The Black Gourd’s power was too terrifying. If it could be used again, then all protectors would be sending themselves to death if they went out together! Thus, only four protectors went out this time with the golden-haired monkey leading them! They were the first batch to come seeking death. Those who came had to be strong enough, else the Paragons could simply kill them without using the Black Gourd.
“The previous six deaths and Protector Plum’s death for our race…” The eyes of the huge fanged-hunk were filled with sorrow, “There will be even more protectors dying from now on.”
“But this time… we must get the Primal Chaos Flying Ship.”
“Even if we have to pay a greater price.”
The fanged Religious Leader’s voice reverberated within the hall. The other Religious Leaders were silent too–they were watching the scene of the battlefield quietly. The golden-haired monkey and the three other protectors were currently provoking Xue Ying as they stood in the red light region.
The ten Rulers situated in the starry sky outside the Primal Chaos Flying Ship went taciturn too. When the four protectors appeared once again, they became quiet.
“The most worrying scene has finally appeared.” Bloodshed God-Emperor said.
Empress Qian He nodded: “We initially presumed that they wanted to conquer another cosmos and will not put in all their strength–sending even their true bodies! If the true bodies and avatars were sent in, then there will be no path of retreat left. The moment they lose, all these protectors will die! Unless necessary, if not for the final madness right before extinction, they would not do this.”
Under ordinary situations, even if the Religious Leaders ordered the protectors to send both ‘avatar and true body’ in, the protectors would rebel themselves! None were willing to enter a path of no retreat.
They no longer had a way to retreat! Only then would they be willing to do so.
“For the sake of victory, they no longer care about the price?” Primal Master shook his head from the side, “It depends on Dong Bo Xue Ying now. If he could use the gourd again, we can still win. Otherwise, then we have no hopes left.”
Temporal Island Lord frowned and said coldly, “This strange treasure definitely require a harsh requirement to use it. It is tough for him to use it once again.”
“There might be some hope.” Purgatory Ruler who was in a silver armor said.
“We shall see. Maybe Dong Bo Xue Ying has gotten himself a formidable strange treasure that could allow him to persist in employing it a few more times as a Paragon.” Abyss Primogenitor said.
“We can only hope.” Pang Yi softly added.
Monarch Green was silently watching this young junior disciple brother of his.
“Ze ze ze, a treasure that could display the power of a Ruler?” The enormous sculpture ‘Gu Qian Luo’ looked on with interest, “It is not bad, just that the offensive move is too foolish and contain no variations at all. Even an ordinary Ruler can’t be killed by it! It will only force him into a retreat…”
Even though he was curious, Gu Qian Luo disdained totally. He was the seventh sacred son of the Ancestor Bone Throne. The value of a single Primal Chaos Flying Ship had far surpassed the imaginations of these Rulers and Religious Leaders.
“If it could be used a few more times, this treasure will be interesting. Otherwise, it is too useless.” Gu Qian Luo spectated the battle leisurely. The two great races were fighting each other to their deaths. This was something he did not care–even the apocalypse of this cosmos. He only needed to find an aide.
“Why aren’t you using the gourd? We are here for you to kill all you want, yet you aren’t doing anything at all?” The golden-haired monkey sneered. The other three apex protectors were also satirizing Xue Ying. They were not willing to take the initiative since they merely needed to delay for more time. As long as they remained in this red light region for ten breaths of time, they would win! That’s right! They had been exterminated previously, resulting in the restart of time count.
Xue Ying did not use the Black Gourd, allowing the four to let out a sigh of relief inwardly.
Even though they held on the resolution to die for their race, would it not be better if they could live? The three Holy Protectors could long become Religious Leaders, just that they did not have the resources to assist them!
As long as they survived, after they installed the Ancestor Mother Altar into this cosmos, the golden-haired monkey and the others would become Religious Leaders. In the future, they might walk down even further, experiencing all sorts of things…
“So you are just left with this few protectors?” A cold voice sounded. Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction, Mysterious North Imperial Empress, and Paragon Huo Cheng appeared once again.
“This isn’t enough to kill to our fill.” Paragon Huo Cheng sneered.
Xue Ying kept his Black Gourd too. He teamed up together with his other comrades.
“Why are they still fighting?” The golden-haired monkey and others had a slight shift in expression. If they died, it was a true death for them: “They were in despair previously, yet they have somehow gained back their fighting spirit?”
The reason why was due to Xue Ying who transmitted to them: “I can employ the Black Gourd once again. However, the Ancestor Mother Religion protectors could be hiding in their treasure. We must force out more protectors… even if we can’t force all of them out, we can kill the majority with my Black Gourd! We will have hopes of killing the remaining few later on. After all, we have more time now–a total of ten breaths.”
At that moment, even those who had refined their avatars out and were in despair waiting outside the flying ship–Mysterious North Imperial Empress and the other two rushed in. There were even more Paragons currently refining their avatars and were rushing over.
Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction, Monarch Hex Cricket, Water Devil King, White Sovereign King, Devil Phoenix, Purgatory Great Commander and others were currently rushing in and adding up to their total combat force. The Paragons were getting more and more.
The golden-haired monkey and three other apex protectors could not resist any longer. They were unwilling to die like this.
If was fine if they died under the attack of the ‘Black Gourd’.
But dying under the group attack of these Paragons were pointless. The moment they died, the other protectors would have to come and continue battling. They would similarly be surrounded.
“Sou sou sou!”
Many apex protectors were forced to appear.
When a total of 16 apex protectors emerged with two Holy Protectors, they succeeded in resisting the assault by the cultivators.
“We aren’t able to force my protectors out anymore.”
“Dong Bo, it has already been eight breaths of time.”
Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction, Monarch Hex Cricket and the rest were transmitting their voices to Xue Ying at this moment.
Xue Ying slightly nodded. He wanted to force more protectors out, but the Ancestor Mother Religion was not foolish. They were not willing to send all out since they were afraid of being wiped out by Xue Ying entirely!
Though his head was still in excruciating pain, Xue Ying made his decision already.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying, are you really planning to use the Black Gourd again?” The treasure spirit’s voice transmitted into his mind, “Don’t be foolish. Your soul is heavily injured now. If you were to use it again, your soul might just crumble apart! The moment you die, I’ll not stay here anymore. It’s impossible to let other Paragons and that Gu Qian Luo control me. I’ll directly return to the original world, and you will no longer have any chance of getting the Black Gourd. This would mean you failed in your third trial.”
“So what if I failed. Refining the Black Gourd is too difficult for me. I did not have the slightest of hope despite trying for the past 600,000 years. Even if you give me another 400,000 years to reach the total of a million years, I would still fail.” Xue Ying transmitted.
“How can you give up now without reaching the final moment? Even if you failed this battle, you could escape easily with your survival capabilities. In the future, after refining the Black Gourd and becoming a Voidwalker, your path of cultivation will be wholly different. This is the biggest opportunity for you.” The treasure spirit reminded him.
“This is a war between the two races. I must not shrink back from my duty. Exchanging a treasure which I do not have hopes of refining for the hope of my entire race is definitely worth the price.” Xue Ying extended his left hand, causing the Black Gourd to appear once again.
Devil Phoenix had a tacit understanding as she displayed her domain to teleport all Paragons away.
That region was left with only the protectors. They were still releasing their attacks albeit their opponents were no longer there.
“Stop stop stop, stop at this very instant!” The treasure spirit anxiously shouted.