Chapter 725: Selecting an Aide
Xue Ying had just collected the treasures left behind by the protectors when everyone began seeking for their original belongings. Even though these were ownerless treasures, Xue Ying would naturally return them to their original owners, like the strange treasure which Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction initially had. He had also given back the True God weapons to their original owners. As for the remaining treasures that belonged to the Ancestor Mother Religion, they would allow the Rulers to sieve them through according to the initial plan before deciding what to do with them after that.
“Mn?” Hearing the voice of Gu Qian Luo, Xue Ying and the rest turned over.
The huge sculpture ‘Gu Qian Luo’ was overlooking this group of Paragons: “Even though you haven’t persisted in the red light region for ten breaths, your race has already triumphed. It’ll be easy to stay in the region for this short period.”
All the Paragons were on alert.
Not just them, even the Rulers outside the Primal Chaos Flying Ship were looking at the scene inside solemnly. This was the most crucial moment. In the eyes of Bloodshed God-Emperor and the others, this mysterious owner of the Primal Chaos Flying Ship was a significant variable! Despite the Cultivators winning the battle, this owner could exterminate all Paragons and take the initiative to help the Ancestor Mother Religion.
“This person called Gu Qian Luo should have taken many lives before. He isn’t someone we could speak to easily.” Temporal Island Lord frowned.
“We have won. Without sufficient reasons, he should not go against his previous words.” Pang Yi added.
They were watching nervously.
Even though the group of Religious Leaders from the Ancestor Mother Religion were feeling anguish from the wipeout of all their protectors, it was now that they had a greater apprehension. They were praying for this ‘Gu Qian Luo’ to have a falling out with the Cultivators!
Xue Ying and the others looked up towards that large and towering sculpture, ‘Gu Qian Luo’. That cold, foul aura was continually wrapping over them. At the same time, the Paragons got a transmission from Bloodshed God-Emperor: “We must not let emotions affect our decision. This Primal Chaos Flying Ship is a huge influence on the final battle between the Ancestor Mother Religion and us. We will make the decision and inform you all.”
All Paragons felt their hearts easing at that moment. It was better for the Rulers to make the final decision.
Gu Qian Luo’s voice continued booming: “Since all of you are from the same side, I believe it is impossible for you to kill each other. I am in need of an aide and not an enemy who harbors grudges against me. Thus, I am not forcing you all to kill each other! How about this, I’ll select one from amongst you. Don’t worry. We will swear an ancient oath that will ensure we both follow what we agreed on. Just like I said before, I’ll help that person just as that person will help me. He or she who has been chosen… will obtain a huge opportunity that far transcends your imaginations. The cultivation system I have is definitely much stronger than the one you are currently cultivating with! As long as you do your best to help me, even Paragons could fight against Rulers.”
The Paragons present hesitated. They were also feeling hopeful.
An ancient oath?
If Gu Qian Luo was someone who would not stab them behind their backs, everyone was willing to fight for it. Even though it might be slightly dangerous, this was a tremendous opportunity. How would any set of massive opportunity not come accompanied by trials and dangers? It was just a dream if one thought such an immense chance would land in his hand without doing anything.
“Who should I choose?” Gu Qian Luo swept his gaze across the Paragons, “The moment I elected that person, I’ll definitely provide a huge benefit that would improve your combat power.”
Hope began filling in the eyes of some Paragons.
They were willing to gamble! Some had been stuck in the realm of Paragon for ages. They could not see any possibility of a breakthrough, yet they coveted for one.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying…”
Gu Qian Luo’s gaze landed on Xue Ying’s figure.
Xue Ying felt his heart tightening.
The surrounding Paragons turned towards Xue Ying too. Some felt helpless, but everyone accepted it wholeheartedly since Xue Ying was the one to turn this entire battle around. He contributed significantly and was the most dazzling one. It was natural for Gu Qian Luo to choose him.
“Is he planning to pick Xue Ying?” The ten Rulers outside and Religious Leaders from the Ancestor Mother Religion were paying close attention to this.
The huge sculpture ‘Gu Qian Luo’ overlooked down at Xue Ying: “I can discern your soul aura. You are extremely young, yet you are so powerful! You should be the one with the greatest potential in this battlefield, and also the one with the highest comprehension ability.”
The Paragons present all agreed.
How long had they cultivated, and how long had Xue Ying cultivated? Even if he did not have the Black Gourd, he still ranked in the forefront amongst Paragons.
“You originally qualify to become my aide, but it’s a pity you have yet to transcend!” The huge sculpture Gu Qian Luo shook his head, “If I want to find an aide, he or she must be ready to leave this cosmos with me on a long journey. You have yet to transcend, and if this cosmos epoch ends, all lives in the River of Time will die. You will similarly die. If my Primal Chaos Flying Ship is halfway on a journey and you die, won’t I encounter huge trouble?”
“No other choice.”
Gu Qian Luo’s gaze landed on a beautiful girl: “You are called Mysterious North Imperial Empress?”
“Yes.” She nodded.
“Your comprehension ability and potential might be weaker, but you are the one who specialized most in arrays, and have transcended already. Come become my aide.” Gu Qian Luo directly said.
Mysterious North Imperial Empress slightly hesitated.
Because she was currently discussing with Bloodshed God-Emperor.
“Alright!” Mysterious North Imperial Empress eventually nodded, “You must ensure my safety.”
“Hahaha, relax. Like I’ve said before, we will swear an ancient oath. The moment that is sworn, you will understand that it is impossible for me to harm you.” Gu Qian Luo laughed joyously. He then swept his cold gaze across the other Paragons, “Since I’ve chosen my aide, the rest of you should leave.”
An unseen ripple engulfed around Xue Ying, Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction as well as other Paragons, teleporting them directly out of the vessel.
Currently, there was only Mysterious North Imperial Empress and Gu Qian Luo left in the ship.
“Even though you have to assist me, this is also a great opportunity for you.” Gu Qian Luo’s lip edged upwards, “It is rare for me to be so charitable.”
Xue Ying and the others were thrown out of the Primal Chaos Flying Ship. They felt the scene in front of their eyes change. Right beside them were the ten Rulers.
“Fellow Paragons, you have all contributed greatly to our entire cosmos and the countless lifeforms living in it.” Bloodshed God-Emperor flew over. The group of Rulers had a look of elation on their faces. No matter what, it was sure the Ancestor Mother Religion would no longer be able to utilize this Primal Chaos Flying Ship.
“It is all due to Monarch Dong Bo.” Heavenly Emperor of Great Destruction might be someone arrogant, yet he was humble at this moment. A smile was gleaming on his face. Firstly, they had won. Secondly, he was able to take back that strange treasure of his which boosted his survival capabilities. Naturally, he was elated.
The other Paragons were also praising Xue Ying.
Xue Ying had humbly said, “I was lucky to gain enlightenment during the most critical moment. Otherwise, I would not have been able to use the Black Gourd a few more times.”
“Your luck is indeed ordinary.” Primal Master laughed loudly, “Although you brat has the most dazzling performance–even your comprehension ability and potential are relatively great–Gu Qian Luo did you select you as his aide in the end. It’s such a pity that he decided not to pick you solely because you have yet to transcend. No matter if he is someone wicked or not, his background is quite unordinary. Your future will definitely be brighter if you followed him.”
“I too thought that he would end up choosing Xue Ying.” Empress Qian He giggled, “Yet he decided to forgo him because he hasn’t transcended.”
Bloody Ruler Nile was also grinning from the side.
Yet deep within the eyes that were currently staring at Xue Ying, great rage and killing intent were concealed. So many people he was close to were dead–the apex protectors had been exterminated. And this defeat had significantly reduced the chances of victory for the Ancestor Mother Religion. If he could, Bloody Ruler Nile would prefer to kill this Xue Ying at this moment.
But he dared not.
Because Bloodshed God-Emperor was beside them. He could only maintain a smile and praise Xue Ying.