Chapter 773: One has to depend on Oneself during Cultivation
“Mercy, senior, please spare my life, please spare my life!” Not a single thought of resisting existed within Gu Qian Luo’s mind as he pleaded. He was begging for his life. Even though he felt horrified, there was hope for him. From how he saw it, if the other party wanted to kill him, he would already have been killed. Leaving him alive until now meant that it was possible for him to continue living. There was also the possibility that the other party knew who his teacher ‘Ancestor Bone’ was.
Ancestor Bone was an existence who had cultivated to the final realm, with his influential power and status both being exceptionally significant. This wild black dog in front of him should likely be wary towards his teacher.
The wild black dog grabbed hold of Gu Qian Luo with its claws. Shaking its dog head while looking at him, he barked out “Hou~ You are a fool. I could ignore you if you had sleet for several epochs. It’s even fine if you were to escape from the cosmos after fighting with Bloodshed and the others. However, you actually had the thought of destroying the cosmos created by my master and ending this cosmos epoch? You truly had sought your own death!”
Gu Qian Luo felt horror forming in his heart. However, he soon felt puzzled and could not help but blurt out, “Senior, your master created this cosmos?”
Much less Gu Qian Luo, even the Rulers present like Pang Yi, Temporal Island Lord, Myriad God Palace Head, Abyss Primogenitor, Empress Qian He, and others revealed a look of astonishment upon hearing those words.
Xue Ying secretly sighed after seeing their reactions. It seemed that few knew of the fact that ‘Forefather Tian Yu created this cosmos’. As for himself, he had only heard of it from Voidwalker Gu Qi. Even after entering the Starting Ground, he only knew that the master of the Starting Ground was a mysterious expert. Never did it cross his mind of the possibility that the other party was the creator of this cosmos. Only after succeeding through the Opening realm trial and entering the grass house did he finally see the image of Forefather Tian Yu. During that moment, Forefather Tian Yu had told him that he was the one who created this cosmos.
Therefore, there were very, very few who knew that Forefather Tian Yu created this cosmos!
The wild black dog of the Starting Ground and the white-haired old man both knew about this fact. However, they had never told anyone! The Voidwalker Gu Qi knew of it too, though he only told his inheritor about it. Most likely, Lake Heart Island Swordmaster and other people who passed through the Opening trials knew of this too. However, they would also not easily reveal such secrets to their juniors. It was pointless for the weak to know about this!
“Mn?” Xue Ying looked around him, “My teacher and Primal Master appear to know of this?”
Bloodshed God-Emperor looked at Xue Ying. He transmitted with a chuckle, “Xue Ying, I would never have thought that you are a disciple of the Great Void Heaven Temple.” Bloodshed God-Emperor was already privy to the fact that this cosmos was created by Forefather Tian Yu. However, he only knew about the ‘Great Void Heaven Temple’ after he became a Void God when the information was transmitted into his mind from the cosmos. Of which, other than the large amounts of information on the Great Void Heaven Temple, there was also information regarding the fifth sacred worlds and the paths to travel towards ‘Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World’.
“Only after succeeding through the Opening realm trial in the Starting Ground did I become a disciple of the Great Void Heaven Temple.” Xue Ying transmitted over.
“Forefather is the ancestor of our cosmos. We naturally are also members of the Great Void Heaven Temple.” Bloodshed God-Emperor nodded.
Those on their side felt relaxed.
Contrary to them, Gu Qian Luo horrified beyond belief: ‘Master? How would those at your level be willing to be servants of others? And why would you remain in the cosmos for such an extended period? Isn’t this just like a prison for you?’ He was very clear of the power this wild black dog had. He could definitely become the forefather of a territory in the external world, and only those who cultivated to the final realm would have the qualifications of forcing it to lower its head! Even still, experts had their pride. Few were willing to be servants once they reached this level!
Even if there were some miracle that made those at this level of power willing to become servants, they would usually have harsh demands. It was impossible for them to remain within a single cosmos to protect it forever! How would there be such an expert located in the cosmos since they could not tamper their strength, and sitting here was just like being imprisoned?
There was only a single explanation for this.
‘This wild black dog isn’t a true lifeform. It should be a refined puppet.’ Gu Qian Luo thought. Because it was not a true lifeform, that was why it would listen to the orders of the master.
‘But…’ Thinking to this point, Gu Qian Luo felt all the more frightened.
Existences who had reached the final realm and could refine such terrifying puppets could be counted with one’s fingers! After all, it was not anyone who specialized in refining could do so. As for Forefather Tian Yu… he was an existence who truly reached the final realm with the laws and profound mysteries system, and was also specialized in refinement. As for those on the Ancestor Mother Religion system or the Voidwalker system… they were much weaker in terms of refining!
‘Refining a puppet that is close to the void’s ‘Primal Chaos Realm’ was so much more difficult than trying to create a cosmos. What’s more, it’s master actually refined such a puppet after paying a hefty price before throwing it into this cosmos?’ Gu Qian Luo felt about to go crazy.
After entering this cosmos, it turned out that this cosmos was actually created by someone! Ignoring that fact, there was even a terrifying puppet that was refined and left in this cosmos?
‘How could the existence who created this cosmos be willing to do so?’ Gu Qian Luo could not believe this. If his teacher ‘Ancestor Bone’ could have such a powerful subordinate, he would definitely bring it along with him. Any matters he had would be handled by this subordinate as it was absolutely loyal to him! What’s more, it was adequately powerful to do so.
Yet Forefather Tian Yu actually threw this wild black dog here!
“Originally, you did not deserve death. Yet, you’ve sought your own death. Naturally, I must grant you your wish. Bloodshed, Dong Bo, I believe the few of you do not have any complaints on this right? No complaints on the fact that I’ll be eating him up.” The wild black dog looked towards Xue Ying and the other Rulers. Xue Ying, Bloodshed God-Emperor, and the others, them shaking their heads in response.
Of course, they had no complaints! All of them wished for Gu Qian Luo to die.
“Eat me?” Gu Qian Luo was struck off from his train of thoughts after hearing this. He was horrified. Looking at the wild black dog, he hurriedly begged, “Senior, senior, please spare my life, spare this life of mine.”
“Hou hou~” The wild black dog snorted twice in response before deliberately baring its teeth–those snowy white teeth. Upon doing so, it slowly brought Gu Qian Luo towards its mouth with its claws.
Gu Qian Luo grew anxious upon seeing that, “I, I’m the sacred son under the sect of Ancestor Bone! I am the seventh sacred son! You can’t kill me! If you kill me, Ancestor Bone will absolutely not let you off!”
“Ancestor Bone?” The wild black dog stopped momentarily. It pursed its lips, “Do you think my Great Void Heaven Temple will be afraid of him, an old bag of bones? If he has the capabilities, he can fight with my master.”
There was a classification of strength even amongst those who cultivated to the final realm.
Forefather Tian Yu was a very terrifying existence. Ancestor Bone? Forefather Tian Yu did not care about him at all.
“Hmph.” Xue Ying nodded inwardly after hearing this. Forefather Tian Yu in the past did not care about Ancestor Bone at all. Currently, his own Great Void Heaven Temple had two existences–Forefather Tian Yu and Lake Heart Island Swordmaster! With how powerful they were, could a measly Ancestor Bone fight against them? What’s more, Forefather Tian Yu was known for being over-protective. It was precisely due to him being over-protective and too concerned over the future descendant disciples that he decided to not heed the price and refine wild black dog to protect this cosmos!
“You, you…” Gu Qian Luo knew of the reputation of the Great Void Heaven Temple. He could not help but become nervous, “You want to kill me? Why did you not kill me directly in the first place? Why did you capture me alive before killing me?”
“I’ve captured you alive just because I wanted to scold you, before allowing you to die in despair.” The wild black dog barked before baring its mouthful of sharp white teeth.
Gu Qian Luo was stunned.
Capturing him alive was because it wanted to scold him? And then let him feel more terrified? This, this…
“Time to die.” The wild black dog remained slowly swallowing Gu Qian Luo. Gu Qian Luo struggled frantically. However, with the unseen power enveloping him, he could not struggle at all, only being able to watch in despair as that enormous mouth grew closer and closer.
Gu Qian Luo was directly thrown into its mouth.
The enormous wild black dog bit him. Two sounds of ‘ka cha’ rang out before it swallowed him down its stomach. It proceeding to turn its head towards Bloodshed God-Emperor, Xue Ying, and the other Rulers, who were slightly speechless at this moment. This senior wild black dog was quite ‘vivacious’ for he deliberately reprimanding the enemy before eliminating him after that.
“Why are all of you looking at me like that?” The wild black dog opened its eyes, “Could it be you all are thinking of getting that Primal Chaos Flying Ship?”
The eyes of Bloodshed God-Emperor, Xue Ying, Pang Yi, Monarch Green, and others lit up upon hearing that.
With how powerful the wild black dog was, it had no use for Primal Chaos Flying Ship. However, it was an entirely different case to them.
“Don’t even think about it!” The wild black dog sneered, “Master has mentioned that the path of cultivation depends on oneself! There is no such thing as benefits without effort. This Gu Qian Luo is killed by me, and therefore his Primal Chaos Flying Ship is mine for the taking. Naturally, it belongs to me!”
Xue Ying and the others were speechless.
You are so powerful. What’s the use of a Primal Chaos Flying Ship to you?
“The flying ship naturally belongs to senior.” Bloodshed God-Emperor laughed, “We have never thought of that before. Our cosmos is even protected by Senior. Knowing that, we would not have been so mad about fighting this war any longer.”
“Hmph hmph, if not for Gu Qian Luo wanting to destroy this cosmos epoch, I would not have taken any action at all.” The wild black dog snorted, “Master has said that cultivation depends on oneself! The war with the Ancestor Mother Religion is also a tempering for you all. If you die, it means you aren’t strong enough. Only when the Ancestor Mother Religion was about to construct the altars to transform the entire cosmos, would I take action.”
“Hmph hmph, the Ancestor Mother is tyrannical indeed. Fortunately, my mater left behind a backing. Wanting to transform the cosmos created by Master into their Ancestor Mother Religion cosmos? Dream on!” The wild black dog sneered.
In reality, existences who had reached the final realm in cultivation would not leave behind such a terrifying existence that was worth ten times more than a cosmos.
“Cultivate properly.” The wild black dog swept its gaze across Bloodshed God-Emperor and Xue Ying, “This cosmos might be protected. However, it’s so much more dangerous outside. Oh, that’s right, do you need my help to settle that warship of Ancestor Mother Religion?” The wild black dog turned towards the Wooden Mustache War Vessel, a sliver of radiance flashing across its eyes. It loved collecting things the most!
“No need, no need.” Bloodshed God-Emperor profusely declined, “We’ll spend a little more time to settle it.”
The wild black dog gave a reply before turning around. Taking a step forward, it disappeared into thin air.
Only then did Bloodshed God-Emperor let out a sigh of relief. He still wanted to get the treasures which the Ancestor Mother Religion had. If the wild black dog acted, all treasures would be snatched away by it.
“Bloodshed, what about that Religious Leader?” Abyss Primogenitor pointed to the floating Religious Leader Sang Dan who was unconscious.
“Eliminate him.” Bloodshed God-Emperor nonchalantly replied, turning his gaze towards the distant Wooden Mustache War Vessel.
“Fellow Rulers, I only have a single body at this moment, so I’ll have to trouble you all to bring our people out from the Lake Heart Island historical remain.” Bloodshed God-Emperor chuckled, “The war has ended.”
“Mn.” grins appeared on the faces of Xue Ying and the rest. That’s right, it was time to bring the rest out.
“However, despite experiencing all these, seeing senior take action proved that we are still weak.” Bloodshed God-Emperor said, “After the war, we should properly cultivate. I believe our cosmos epoch will not be any weaker than the third cosmos epoch.”
Monarch Green, Purgatory Ruler, Pang Yi, Primal Master, Temporal Island Lord, and the others were filled with fighting spirit upon hearing those words. They felt the pressure from Xue Ying’s power and the breakthrough of Bloodshed God-Emperor, the danger of the cosmos epoch undergoing destruction as well as how powerful the wild black dog was. All the pressure was giving them the desire to become stronger.