Chapter 750: Unable To Accept A Challenge
His Highness Jiao Yun Liu was wearing a luxurious golden robe. When he arrived, Ruler Official E had even politely greeted him from the side, “Your Highness.” Although he may have been stronger than the third prince, however, the third prince had already become a Ruler, and he had the Great Emperor Jiao Yun supporting him. Naturally, the third prince could not be treated as any ordinary Ruler.
His Highness Jiao Yun Liu nodded with a smile. At the same time, he was watching the battle unfold. Witnessing the current situation, he exclaimed, “Paragon Snow Goddess has turned into a sculpture. Don’t tell me that she plans on toughing it out with her defense?”
“It seems like that is indeed what she’s planning on doing.” Ruler Official E chuckled, though when he laughed, his appearance was quite frightening. “Paragon Snow Goddess has been cultivating in the Primogenitor Devil Mountain for quite a long period. Her combat power should have improved. Currently, she plans to direct all her strength to defense by turning into a sculpture. It will be tough for Dong Bo Xue Ying to harm her, and if he cannot break her defense, he will probably lose this battle.”
Xue Ying was already utilizing his spear techniques on the arena, attacking the sculpture in a frenzy.
“Hong hong hong~”
The sculpture was being battered around, bouncing all over the arena and knocking into the black array surrounding the arena. However, the crystallized ice sculpture was unharmed, with nary a scratch. Every single 12-sided ice crystal on the surface remained pristine, reflecting the light from the surroundings.
“He will probably lose? That is where you are wrong.” His Highness Jiao Yun Liu shook his head while he watched the battle, “Previously when Brother Dong Bo fought with Red Devil God-Emperor, you were not there to watch it personally. Even though the news that Brother Dong Bo defeated Red Devil Emperor has been widely spread, few know the exact details of the battle.”
“Oh?” Ruler Official E glanced at Jiao Yun Liu in surprise.
“In that fight, Red Devil God-Emperor had utilized a technique that boosted his defense to extreme levels. But what happened in the end?” Jiao Yun Liu laughed. He clearly remembered that when Red Devil God-Emperor had revealed his strongest move, his power had surged greatly. There was even a layer of frost armor covering the surface of his body; his defense was extremely formidable. In the end, he was injured by just a single move from Brother Dong Bo! Brother Dong Bo’s offense is just way too frightening.”
“Is that so?” Ruler Official E was slightly suspicious. In his opinion, Paragon Snow Goddess’ defense seemed pretty impregnable.
However, he was not aware… that the survival capabilities of Red Devil God-Emperor were of an even higher level.
“It’s here.” His Highness Jiao Yun Liu’s eyes brightened. He saw it–the layer of black light enveloping Xue Ying’s spear. It was precisely this black light, which had appeared in the last bout against Red Devil God-Emperor, that had ended the battle.
The spear fiercely struck out, drawing a strange trajectory, and bloody ripples were layered around the spearhead. Evidently, Xue Ying had done more than just adding a layer of Termination Energy onto the spear, going one step further and integrating the ‘Dao of Slaughter’ and ‘Dao of Ripple’ into his spear technique. Ever since he had comprehended the ‘Slaughter Domain’, the fusion of these two Daos gave Xue Ying plenty of ideas in creating different techniques.
“Pu”–the spear stabbed right into the icy crystalized sculpture. The Termination Energy was revolving on the surface, substantially boosting the sharpness of the spearhead. It forcibly pierced through the sculpture, and subsequently, the blood ripple exploded within the sculpture.
“Peng~” The entire sculpture shattered, exploding outwards. Many huge pieces disintegrated in midair before they could land. Nonetheless, there were several remaining pieces of the sculpture, which were able to condense back into that white-haired girl, ‘Paragon Snow Goddess’. Paragon Snow Goddess looked towards Xue Ying in disbelief and a strand of helplessness. Watching Xue Ying charged towards her again, her voice reverberated in the surrounding void, “I admit defeat!”
She would not have enough time if she had voiced it out. Instead, she had used the energy in her body to transmit her message to send it out before she got hit.
Xue Ying’s spear abruptly stopped. The terrifying turbulence arced by the body of Paragon Snow Goddess like a blade. If she was a stage four World Deity, she might have simply exploded from the shockwave. However, Paragon Snow Goddess was someone who could fight against Rulers! Even though she could not resist the full attack of Xue Ying when he utilized Termination Energy, just the turbulence from his attack could not harm her at all.
“Admirable. I would not have expected that you could damage my Undying Figure.” Paragon Snow Goddess coldly said. “Your power might even threaten that monster, Lie Yang. I truly wonder how the battle between the two of you unfold.”
Upon saying that, Paragon Snow Goddess turned into a stream of light before leaving the place.
She had lost! Naturally, she was no longer qualified to enter the Primogenitor Devil Mountain. Instead, Xue Ying would be replacing her as the third Paragon.
“Hahaha, Brother Dong Bo, congratulations, congratulations!” His Highness Jiao Yun Liu laughed. “I haven’t even entered the Primogenitor Devil Mountain, yet you are already one step ahead of me.”
Xue Ying walked down from the arena. He turned towards His Highness Jiao Yun Liu and laughed, “Your Highness should not be teasing me. Your Highness is already a Ruler, and I am just a Paragon. That step isn’t that easy to cross.”
“It might be tough for other Paragons, but not for you.” His Highness Jiao Yun Liu responded.
Xue Ying accompanied His Highness Jiao Yun Liu, chatting for a while before entering the Primogenitor Devil Mountain under the guidance of the old servant puppet. Jiao Yun Liu was still temporarily unable to enter.
“Primogenitor Devil Mountain.”
Xue Ying walked on this ancient devil mountain. The mountain was surrounded by black fog. He did not know why, but he found his body feeling lighter while on the Primogenitor Devil Mountain. His bones had a faint, comfortable itching, and Xue Ying unconsciously revealed a grin. He understood that this was the effect of the Primogenitor Devil Mountain. Otherwise, how could an existence on his level be so easily affected by the environment?
The old puppet servant was leading the way. He pointed to the end of the rugged path ahead, where there was a cavern dwelling that was faintly discernible. “Master, the cavern-dwelling is right ahead.”
“That is my cavern dwelling?” Xue Ying nodded.
“Right. It is master’s cavern dwelling. WIthout master’s permission, none can intrude. Furthermore, this cavern dwelling is placed right on top of the base of Primogenitor Devil Mountain’s array. It will be of great help to your cultivation.” The old puppet servant said. “Master will understand once you enter.”
He soon arrived in front of the cavern-dwelling.
This ancient cavern dwelling seemed slightly spartan, but it occupied was a few kilometers wide. After all, this was where Paragons cultivated; in more extravagant settings, having a stretch of land spanning 500 billion kilometers as their backyard was not out of the ordinary.
Pushing the door, it opened with a ‘zhi ya’. It was a pitch-black wooden door, and Xue Ying could not discern what material it was made from.
Just as he walked into the house, there was a green aura, visible to the naked eyes, charging towards him. He took a deep breath–it cooled his entire body, and his mind turned empty. Immediately, he could feel his comprehension speed improving rapidly as if he had eaten some miraculous pill. This treasured cultivation ground was one that even Rulers desired. Naturally, it would be beneficial to Paragons too. Those with a high potential would naturally cultivate faster in a better environment.
“Great.” Xue Ying could not help but give praise. Having cultivated for so long in the Cultivator Cosmos, he had never entered such a treasured cultivation ground.
“The Primogenitor Devil Mountain has several places storing precious ancient cultivation books.” The old puppet servant said from the side. “They are left behind by the primogenitor and are extremely precious. You can study them, but you can’t bring them away from the Primogenitor Devil Mountain.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying was startled.
“Master can take your time to experience the benefits of this cavern.” The old servant puppet continued. “If there are no other matters, this old servant will first take his leave.”
Xue Ying asked. “Are the arrays located in the inner layer and the core of the Primogenitor Devil Mountain better?”
“Those are starkly different.” The puppet servant replied. “The inner layer is much better than the outer layer, and the core is beyond your imagination.”
Xue Ying nodded. “And there’s also a matter. I wish to challenge the strongest Paragon.”
“Challenging the strongest Paragon?” The puppet servant was startled for a moment. “Alright master, please wait momentarily. I’ll report it immediately.”
The puppet servant rapidly withdrew.
Xue Ying began a thorough inspection of his cavern dwelling. He was able to immediately discover the merits of this place. Different regions within the dwelling contained different auras that were suitable for experts cultivating different systems. Xue Ying found that the areas that were apt for cultivating the Dao of Slaughter, Dao of Ripple and Dao of Mirage were all in different regions. Furthermore, the ‘Voidwalker system’ did not have many requirements for an appropriate environment.
After a moment.
The puppet servant returned.
“Master.” The servant puppet respectfully greeted.
“Has a time been set?” Xue Ying asked.
“The strongest Paragon ‘Lie Yang’ is currently in closed-door cultivation. He will not be accepting challenges.” The puppet servant replied.
Xue Ying was astonished. “Closed-door cultivation and not accepting a challenge? Don’t tell me that he plans on cultivating forever and not accept any challenges?”
“There is an enormous difference between the inner layer and outer layer of the Primogenitor Devil Mountain. In the future, when Master enters, Master will naturally understand. Entering closed-door cultivation in the inner layer is a special type of cultivation. During this process, the user will be unable to accept any challenge. However, after this closed-door cultivation ends, Paragon Lie Yang will not be able to escape from challenges.” The puppet servant explained.
“How long will it take?” Xue Ying asked.
“I’ve heard that Paragon Lie Yang has been in closed-door cultivation for about 500,000 years. He might come out at any time, although in the worst case scenario, he might spend more than 10 million years.” The puppet servant replied.
“So long?” Xue Ying felt helpless.
He could only wait.
The time flow in the Devil Mountain Cosmos was much faster than his hometown. Even if 10 million years passed, it was only equivalent to several thousand years in his hometown! The war should not begin so quickly. He could utilize this opportunity to cultivate and become stronger.
“You may take your leave.” Xue Ying ordered.
“Yes. If Master has any matter, Master can call for me anytime.” The puppet servant left the cavern-dwelling.
After that, the doors to the cavern-dwelling shut with a ‘zhi ya’. Xue Ying also began his cultivation on the Primogenitor Devil Mountain.