Chapter 724: The Outcome of the Battle
It was normal for the golden-haired monkey and others to have such thoughts. Actually, even the Rulers outside the Primal Chaos Flying Ship were presuming that was the case. Even the large sculpture ‘Gu Qian Luo’ who was watching the battle, had such speculation. For Xue Ying to suddenly stop using the Black Gourd after taking it out during such a crucial moment? Was it because he could not use it anymore? They could understand how it was unlikely for a Paragon to employ such a formidable and exotic treasure the second time in this short period.
“Bu!” Nevertheless, Xue Ying still unplugged the cork of the Black Gourd without any sign.
The black drizzle of ripple emerged once again.
The moment it appeared, it brought death and destruction. The golden-haired monkey and three other apex protectors did not have the time to react. This black drizzle of ripple permeated deep into their bodies. The other three apex protectors were relatively weaker and had been exterminated instantly. They only had the time to display a look of shock and agony in their eyes before they disappeared into nothingness.
“He can still use it. But, but why did he not force more of us out before using it again?” The golden-haired monkey felt destruction occurring in the deepest layer of his body. He knew death was imminent. At this juncture, he was feeling grieved and bewildered at the same time, “Unless he can employ the move a few more times?”
The golden-haired monkey had waited in the red light region for close to nine breaths of time. Even though the group of Paragons could always force them away from the area, the other apex protectors could arrive and assist them. The moment they lingered in the region for ten breaths, the Paragons would have lost.
Thus, Xue Ying did not hesitate to act.
Using it one more time was something he did not mind! That’s because he would no longer be injured by the Black Gourd from now on.
“This feeling is truly…” Xue Ying grabbed hold of the Black Gourd. He could feel the surging strength within, and that void array was being extremely obedient; he could entirely control every single strand of energy, and this energy would not rebel against him. Furthermore, he had greater control over the drizzle of ripple unlike previously.
If Xue Ying was willing, he could borrow the ‘void array’ to control how the drizzle of ripple traveled. For instance, he could split it into 18 different ripples to target 18 directions. That was something easily done! He could even form a spherical ripple to protect himself.
This was the benefit of getting recognition as the owner!
‘But there is still that mysterious owner of the Primal Chaos Flying Ship, Gu Qian Luo. It is better for me to remain low-profile, else he might just yearn over this Black Gourd.” Xue Ying stayed alert.
The golden-haired monkey’s body was being torn apart. He let out a roar of fury, yet it could not be transmitted out.
But his body eventually dissipated into nothingness in the end.
A Holy Protector and three apex protectors were gone. Xue Ying stopped the black ripple with a thought before directly commanding, “Move out. Force more protectors out.”
“Force them all out.”
The many Paragons were spirited. After entering the Primal Chaos Flying Ship for so long, they had never felt so delighted before. The protectors had to come out because if they did not, the treasures they used to hide with would be taken by the cultivators. By then, their fates would be worse.
“Sou sou sou sou sou sou.”
A total of nine apex protectors appeared. It was the muscular man with a wooden pole leading them this time. They were filled with indignance and lament. As Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction, White Sovereign King, and the Paragons attacked, more apex protectors were forced out to assist those already present.
“Are we going to be defeated?”
“Could Dong Bo Xue Ying still use that Black Gourd again?”
“How could this be?”
The apex protectors might be in battle, but the anguish was swelling in their hearts since they understood that death was inevitable.
Xue Ying did not participate in the battle. He stood afar and held on to the Black Gourd. He did not unplug the cork. Instead, he was waiting for a ripe moment.
The protectors who were fighting felt sorrow.
In the distant palace hall where the Ancestor Mother Religion was based in, the Religious Leaders were currently located there. Their aura was grand and majestic, though their eyes were all filled with pain and bitterness at this moment. How many protectors did the entire Ancestor Mother Religion have? Most had been their disciples. The Religious Leaders watched as they grew up, and now, they were watching as they died–it was a true death this time.
These Religious Leaders felt cold; their hearts iced.
“We no longer have a path of retreat.”
“We sent them into the Primal Chaos Flying Ship, and they only have a path of survival–to win. Bloodshed God-Emperor had sealed the exit of the Primal Chaos Flying Ship. The moment they are defeated, they could not escape.” The fanged Religious Leader said, “We cannot retreat. They must win! And now, we can only gamble on the fact that Dong Bo Xue Ying could not employ that strange Black Gourd of his a few more times. This is the only way for them to live!”
“Yet Dong Bo Xue Ying has used the Black Gourd once earlier to deal with the first four protectors including Protector Qian. Clearly, he is confident.” A thin and weak old man said with a grave voice.
The entire hall turned silent.
The other Religious Leaders were deep in thought. They were all watching the scene of the battlefield floating in midair.
It was Xue Ying using the Black Gourd again. That vast drizzle of ripple which made others despair appeared once again. As the Paragons had suddenly disappeared, the remaining 18 protectors did not have the time to escape. They were ‘swept’ by this drizzle of ripple. Other than the muscular man with a wooden pole, the other 17 apex protectors had dissipated into oblivion. The muscular man withstood for a few moments longer before he disappeared with a soundless roar.
“Sou sou sou sou sou sou!”
This time, the Paragons did not force them. The remaining ten protectors appeared on their own initiative.
The venom-tailed girl was leading nine other apex protectors, and they were all glaring at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying was also looking back at them.
“If you could use it once more, then kill us.” The venom-tailed girl coldly said. They knew it was pointless to struggle on anymore.
The nine other apex protectors were glaring at Xue Ying too.
They were either kind or brutal, uncaring or cruel. Nevertheless, at this moment, they were all calmly facing death! They were clear that they had no path of retreat. Naturally, they would not act pitiful with their tails shaking and beg for mercy.
Xue Ying looked at them. He could feel the resolution of these protectors to die. He said, “Your race wishes to live. But, the price for your survival is to establish the Ancestor Mother Altar that will transform the entire cosmos, exterminating our entire race! Our race similarly wishes to survive, so you all should die!”
Xue Ying once again employed the Black Gourd.
The venom-tailed girl and nine other apex protectors had a strand of hope in their hearts. They were gambling that Xue Ying might not be able to employ the Black Gourd again. But the moment they were enveloped by the drizzle of ripple, despair inundated their hearts. The nine apex protectors disappeared within an instant. Only the venom-tailed girl was left behind with injuries gradually appearing.
“Weng.” Xue Ying suddenly stopped operating the inner array of the Black Gourd. He plugged the cork back onto the gourd.
The venom-tailed girl who was filled with fresh blood and massive injuries fell into a daze as she stared at Xue Ying.
“Capture her!” Xue Ying said.
“Right, capture her alive!” Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction laughed joyously. He immediately rushed forward.
“Onwards!” Monarch Hex Cricket, Water Devil King and the rest were all filled with fighting spirit. Mysterious North Imperial Empress also displayed her arrays. The Paragons were all teaming up together.
The venom-tailed girl looked at this. Her rapidly recovering face revealed a sneer as she screeched, “Want to capture me alive? Even if we are dead, it doesn’t mean we are defeated. This cosmos will eventually belong to us. Ours!”
Her body suddenly exploded.
Monarch Hex Cricket and Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction who rushed at the forefront, began working together to protect their comrades.
Xue Ying turned real and unreal at that moment. He let the explosion shockwave sweep over and watch silently. These protectors from the Ancestor Mother Religion were dead. But Xue Ying and the other Cultivators could not take a step back since the Cultivator Cosmos wanted to live too!
“Beautiful, exceptionally beautiful! One side triumphs and the other side is completely wiped!” Gu Qian Luo’s voice boomed and reverberated in the world. It was filled with a teasing tone.