Chapter 762: The First Battle
Xue Ying was dressed in a white outfit. With a black spear held in one hand, he stood on the peak of the Primal Pillar while waiting silently. The peak of the Primal Pillar contained cold airflows revolving around it, caused by the complete activation of the array of Primal Pillar. The cold air flitted across his robe, causing them to ruffle and flutter about.
At this moment, Empress Qian He was slightly anxious and uneasy. After all, she had attempted this a few times before, and she could not succeed in protecting a single pillar ever.
On the contrary, a serene expression was present on Xue Ying’s face, his eyes were cold and filled with killing intent as he stared away at the starry sky in wait of the enemy.
‘This brat has just become a Ruler recently and haven’t experienced the power level of Rulers, much less the war between two cosmoses. This is no longer a one-on-one battle. Instead, it is a large group of Rulers teaming together and releasing offensive attacks by relying on treasures. Such might is so much more terrifying.’ Empress Qian He muttered inwardly to herself as she saw how Xue Ying was calmer than herself, ‘Without experiencing it, coupled with the short period of time he had cultivated before being a Rule, would be over-confident at this moment. Only after battling will he understand how difficult battles are at this level.’
Even though she hoped that her side would win, Empress Qian He had to admit the prowess of the Ancestor Mother Religion!
Xue Ying’s eyes suddenly lit up.
Having become a Ruler in the Voidwalker cultivation system and his great awareness of the void, Xue Ying was the first to discover the disturbances amongst the other Rulers. He turned his sight towards the far reaches beyond.
“They are here.” “Dong Bo Xue Ying, be careful. They have arrived.”
The other Rulers had too discovered the incoming enemies. Some of them had even taken the initiative to remind Xue Ying, as the Ancestor Mother Religion appeared in a region closest to Xue Ying… Unquestionably, the Ancestor Mother Religion had chosen the Primal Pillar Xue Ying and Empress Qian He was protecting as their target! After all, they had attempted to break through other areas before to no avail. This was the only pillar which they had hopes of breaching through.
“Hua~” Many circular shaped void ripples started fluctuating in the distant darkness and propagating out in all directions. At this moment, a simple ancient warship that was filled with many twisted roots appeared at the core origin of these void ripples. It spanned than 50 million kilometers long, looking to be only slightly smaller than most planets. Naturally, this was not considered huge at this level of the battle between Rulers.
This simple ancient warship started flying over from the dark void. Due to it appearing at the outermost perimeter covered by the Primal Pillar array, its high speed of traveling resulted in the obstruction from the Primal Pillar. One could see layers of array appearing, which the warship smashed directly clashed into, forming an unceasing shockwave blasting in all directions.
Fortunately, this battlefield had long been barren with the countless planets originally present here exterminated before this battle. Therefore, the shockwaves had merely transmitted out in the dark void before dissipating into nothingness.
The warship continued charging at high speed with an intention to ram through all obstacles! Its flying speed was much faster than the ordinary Rulers.
‘Such a terrifying might.’ could sensing through the void, Xue Ying could not help but be startled inwardly, ‘I could not even force my way through the array of the Primal Pillar, yet this warship was able to do so! Fortunately, we can borrow on the power of the Primal Pillar during battle. Otherwise, it is unlikely for a Ruler to be able to hinder this warship by himself.’
‘But Teacher is able to construct the array under the help of Black Bird Fifth Uncle Master without fearing any sneak attack by the Ancestor Mother Religion. Teacher is indeed formidable too…’ Xue Ying shot a glance towards the far distance. Being able to see through the obstacles present in the void, he could see the array which Bloodshed God-Emperor was currently constructing. At this moment, Black Bird Fifth Uncle Master had turned into a huge beast that covered 500 billion kilometers in the area above Bloodshed God-Emperor, while the Bloodshed God-Emperor’s two bodies were doing their best in constructing the new Primal Pillar at this moment.
The simple ancient warship was traveling at extreme speed. However, due to the immense span of are covered by the Primal Pillar, just flying to the front of the pillar had already taken the time taken to brew a cup of tea.
Within the warship.
Many Religious Leaders from the Ancestor Mother Religion were standing. They were looking afar on top of the Primal Pillar at the slightly nervous Empress Qian He and Xue Ying who stood right at the front with a spear in his hand.
“Empress Qian He is the weakest Ruler present there. What’s more, she isn’t good at battles. Therefore she’s no threat to us at all.” These Religious Leaders were clear after experiencing many years of battle. Empress Qian He was slightly stronger in refining treasures, average in arrays too and was quite good in survival. However, she was abysmal in battles.
Even though trump cards the Religious Leaders had might be slightly weaker than Empress Qian He, the Ancestor Mother Religion would never engage in a one-on-one battle. Instead, they will rely on treasures to obtain an advantage!
“It seems like this time, they will be depending on Dong Bo Xue Ying for the protection of this pillar? Who would have thought that this Dong Bo Xue Ying is able to become a Ruler after cultivating for such a short period.” The fanged Religious Leader said with calmness present throughout his eyes, “However, they truly are dreaming if they think a newly promoted Ruler can obstruct us.”
“We should be able to overwhelm them with just a single attack using our Wooden Mustache Sacred Vessel.”
“Hurry up and overwhelm Empress Qian He and Dong Bo Xue Ying. By then, Bloodshed God-Emperor will definitely come and save them! If he doesn’t, we will just break apart this stone pillar array and bring the stone pillar back with us.”
These Religious Leaders exchanged considerably cold gazes, their eyes were all filled with madness.
Although they had expected that the war would reach this eventual outcome, and that defeat was getting closer in their eyes, the heart of every single one the Religious Leaders was pressed down by stone. They were not willing to be defeated like this. They were still seeking… for an opportunity to turn the war around!
Xue Ying looked towards the far distance.
That unadorned ancient warship was flying at high speed closer to them.
‘They will be reaching the maximum range of my domain.’
Xue Ying waited silently.
Looking into the distance and past through the obstacles present in the void, he was able to see many planets filled with living beings in the distant Deity world. Countless lifeforms were reproducing and living their lives. Not a single one of them knew that the war that would determine their destiny was currently enveloping over their head! If the war were lost, all beings within the Cultivator Cosmos would be exterminated.
Xue Ying proceeded to look towards the direction of Lake Heart Island. There were many powerful existences, World Deities and some of the cultivators with a higher talent situated there. They had been migrated into there and understood that war was happening. Yet, the only thing they could do was to wait uneasily for the final adjudication of their destinies.
‘This is my hometown cosmos. Jing Qiu, Yu’er, Qing Yao… many people are living here. No one will be taking this place away.’
Xue Ying’s eyes were filled with a cold glint.
“They are here.”
“Is Dong Bo able to hinder them?”
“Empress Qian He is too weak–she is much weaker than Temporal Island Lord and Myriad God Palace Head! They have to work together to defend a single region. Dong Bo Xue Ying only has the help of Empress Qian He. Are they able to manage it?”
“We can only give them a try. Even if we are defeated, the situation can’t be any worse than it is now.”
The other Rulers–Monarch Green, Pang Yi, Primal Master, Temporal Island Lord, Myriad God Palace Head–were paying close notice to this location. Even Bloodshed God-Emperor who was currently doing his best to construct the array had his true body located in the Lake Heart Island pay notice at the place where Xue Ying was.
Even Black Bird Fifth Uncle Master, who had transformed into a size akin to that of a continent, was also paying attention to where Xue Ying: “Dong Bo brat, you must hold on. Your teacher has spent too much effort and blood for the sake of winning the war. You too should also do your part!”
Xue Ying stood there, his eyes looking into the distance.
All of a sudden!
Xue Ying’s figure expanded dramatically into the size of a giant. At this moment, he was more than a 50 million kilometers tall, causing even the core of Primal Pillar beneath his legs to appear unassuming in relation to him. His actions startled Empress Qian He, who was standing on top of the Primal Pillar who was on alert and preparing for battle. Looking up at the white-robed teenager in front of her, who was now at a height more than 50 million kilometers, she could not help but transmit her thoughts over: “Dong Bo Xue Ying, defending at the core of the Primal Pillar is easier. Even if you become bigger, it would not help with improving your strength.”
“This will make it easier for me to fight.” Xue Ying’s voice reverberated around the world. He held onto the spear with a single hand, which had also grown to a length spanning over a 50 million kilometers long.
At this moment, blood waves suddenly erupted out from his body.
“Hong long long~”
The blood waves surged out rampantly in all directions, though most of them were directed in the direction where that simple ancient warship was rushing over from. As they continued to propagate out, they extended to more than 50 million kilometers, reaching 100 to 200 million kilometers away. Within the warship, the Religious Leaders located on that warship looked with astonishment as this surging blood sea came rushing over.
“Isn’t he overestimating himself?” The Religious Leaders did not heed this at all.
‘Void!’ Xue Ying silently muttered.
Being a Voidwalker, he had cultivated using the source energy from outside the cosmos–the Primal Void Void energy, and was an expert in the control of the void. Even though it was not that obvious when he was at the Paragon realm, after becoming a Ruler, the increment in power was tremendous. It was publicly agreed that only Void Gods could travel in the Primal Chaos Void, but those cultivating the Voidwalker system… were the heaven gifted children of the Primal Chaos Void and thus were able to move in the Primal Chaos Void at the Ruler realm.
Upon reaching the realm of a Ruler, their control of the void would also reach an astonishing level! Currently, even though his ‘Dao of Slaughter’ and ‘Dao of Ripple’ had yet to reach perfection eternity realm, in terms of the domain power, his control of the void was far beyond the Slaughter Domain!
It’s just that he had to use all the power he had in this incoming battle.
Being a protector, Xue Ying was able to operate the energy from the Primal Pillar array to boost his strength. With his roar, many layers of the array started fluctuating in the sky above the Slaughter Domain.
“Hong long long~” The simple ancient warship continued rumbling forward, finally reaching the boundary of the blood wave.
This was 150 million kilometers away from the core of the Primal Pillar. The power of the array was already enormous at this region–it was able to suppress the incoming might from the warship to a slightly lower stage. At this point, if Monarch Green and Primal Master were here, they would be able to protect this pillar with just a single avatar! At this moment, Xue Ying’s Slaughter Domain and his control of the void had significantly reduced the speed of the simple ancient warship. Its flying speed was not even one-hundredth of its previous speed!
“He has actually suppressed the ship?”
Shock and delight appeared on the face of the Primal Master, Temporal Island Lord, Myriad God Palace Head and other Rulers looking over from a distance. Even the enormous Black Bird Fifth Uncle Master was filled with surprise and disbelief, with an ecstatic expression appearing on the face of the Bloodshed God-Emperor’s true body too.
They had yet to proceed with close combat, and he was able to slow down the speed of that simple ancient warship to this extent just by relying on his domain?
‘With the strength of his domain having progressed to such an extent, he should be able to defeat me just by relying on it?’ Empress Qian He could not help but think about it.