Chapter 779: Leaving
The Walker’s Hidden Secret 20th level made Xue Ying’s Void Evasive Maneuver extremely formidable. He was able to move stealthily to the side of the enemy. Adding the Mirage World’s concealment, Xue Ying’s movement became undetectable by even the ‘Hundred Leading Howls’.
A silver spear abruptly appeared from the void, going straight towards one of the eyes on one of the Hundred Leading Howls hundred heads. The spear moved like a faint shadow – indescribably fast and sudden! But the ‘Hundred Leading Howls’ was within the Void God realm and reacted instinctively. For all its speed, the spear missed its intended target, the eye, and struck the cheek of that head instead.
The skin of the creature was extremely firm and was covered in thin veined patterns. When Xue Ying struck it, it felt as if he was striking the void. Chaotic energy worked to guide the spear away.
“Pu.” Xue Ying had broken through its skin, leaving a shallow wound. As he pulled the spear out, black blood began spurting.
“Hou~” The Hundred Leading Howls howled with indignance and madness. The bloody mouths on all its hundred heads began spewing out poisonous gas. The poisonous gas fused with the surrounding dark domain, giving it the property to corrode every single substance. Xue Ying’s disguised incarnation could not withstand this and dissipated. This domain’s power had even permeated into the Mirage world.
“Even though there is a major realm gap between a True God and Void God, the Walker’s Hidden Secret at the 20th level gives me enough strength to threaten the life of a Void God. Even though I struck once to determine its strength without using my killing move, even if I did so, I would only injure it at most.” Xue Ying stared at the Hundred Leading Howls from within the Mirage world. He could not help but shake his head inwardly, “The intelligence isn’t wrong. This Hundred Leading Howls might be foolish, but I still have to entice it to spurt more poisonous gas, diminishing its power before I have any chances of killing it.”
The way of killing the Hundred Leading Howls was to exterminate all heads!
This was considered slightly easier already. Some of the stronger Void Gods like ‘Bloodshed God-Emperor’ who specialized in the ‘hex’ system from the myriad existences would usually transform their bodies to attain the so-called undying body. Their survival capabilities were much more terrifying than the Hundred Leading Howls.
The world was dark. There was poison pervading through every single corner of this world.
The Hundred Leading Howls was floating in the sky. Its countless tentacles enveloped many different places, and its hundred heads swept across all directions without spurting out any more poison.
Xue Ying appeared at this moment.
But his body was faintly real and unreal at the same time. He could feel the horrifying suppressive force from the dark domain. This suppressive force sufficed to kill Monarch Green and Purgatory Ruler! After all, Monarch Green and the others had a fleshy body weaker than even the body cultivated from the 11th level of Walker’s Hidden Secret.
“Are you thinking of killing me with just these few techniques?” Xue Ying laughed out loud. At the same time, many blood ripples appeared in the surroundings.
The blood ripples were spreading in all directions. Each ripple was akin to a single silk strand, and the many blood ripple silk strands intercrossed each other into a single entity before spreading in all directions.
He had long cultivated the ‘Dao of Slaughter’ and ‘Dao of Ripple’ in the Ruler realm. Furthermore, he cultivated the Primal Chaos ranked absolute art “Shadowless Heaven’s Gathering”, fusing some methods of utilizing ripples into the Slaughter Domain, boosting its power significantly.
But however strongly the Slaughter Domain tried to charge out, it was suppressed by the dark domain, and remain scattered.
Xue Ying operated the void energy. The power garnered from controlling the void using the 20th level of cultivation technique was similarly horrifying.
“Hong!” The void energy fused perfectly with the Slaughter Domain as they charged out in all directions.
“Hong hong hong~” The blood ripple domain was doing its best to rush out in all directions, yet the dark domain was continually suppressing it, causing the Slaughter Domain to maintain at over 50 kilometers without extending any further.
‘Who would have thought that I remain disadvantaged even after fusing both the Slaughter Domain and Void energy.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘The gap between a Ruler and a Void God is ultimately too big.’
The white-haired old man who was spectating the battle felt very shocked. A Ruler was actually able to clash with a Void God in terms of domains? Even though it was a slightly weaker Void God, this was amazing regardless.
“Die for me.” The Hundred Leading Howls roared. It spoke using some unknown language, but Xue Ying was able to understand what the other party meant. The Hundred Leading Howls continued roaring and spurting out the poisonous fog. The dark void fused with the poisonous fog and it seemed that the power of the fog was becoming stronger. It was also giving off sounds of ‘chi chi chi’, unnervingly corroding Xue Ying’s Slaughter Domain.
‘The poisonous fog can corrode away my domain?’ Xue Ying said, with a hint of envy.
“Just this little technique is useless against me.” Xue Ying continued laughing at and provoking his opponent.
Over and over, the Hundred Leading Howls formed an illusion as it charged, throwing many of its tentacles into an assault; but every time Xue Ying borrowed on the Mirage world and the void to teleport and flee. He repeatedly taunted the Hundred Leading Howls, which could not touch him at all. Xue Ying even took opportunities to bring out an incarnation to sneak an attack, or used flying darts. He even used his true body for an assault!
But every single time he snuck an attack, he would direct part of his strength to prevent the Hundred Leading Howls from discovering traces of him.
While these sneak attacks barely broke the skin of the Hundred Leading Howls, their audacity enraged it. This weak little Ruler could escape from it? The Hundred Leading Howls could not reach its enemy? It spewed more poisonous fog in a bid to use its domain to trap this enemy.
The white-haired old man was watching this battle from the side. The Hundred Leading Howls was spurting out more poisonous fog while becoming weaker at the same time. While hiding his true strength, Xue Ying had been getting sneak attacks in time after time. When he determined he could kill his opponent, Xue Ying erupted with the “Wind Ripple Path, which boosted his offenses greatly.
With a terrifying close combat strike, he destroyed a head of the Hundred Leading Howls. This roused the Void God.
This damnable Ruler was actually hiding his true strength!
At this moment, its many tentacles were also doing their best to defend itself. But Xue Ying outmaneuvered it at every turn. Even though destroying a head was very difficult, he had succeeded after spending a little more time. One by one, they were exterminated, and when the last head was destroyed, the corpse of the Hundred Leading Howls collapsed onto the ground, and Xue Ying let out a sigh of relief.
This battle had lasted for two full days. 90% of the time was spent killing the heads because it took a very long time to get rid of every single head.
“You won.” The white-haired old man chuckled at Xue Ying, “But you should understand that it only used all its strength to try and kill you because of an order given by Master to this Hundred Leading Howls puppet. During ordinary battles, it would be harder for you to provoke it to spit more poisonous gas. Furthermore, the moment it discovers that things aren’t optimistic, it would escape. This space region is too small so it could not escape.”
“I understand.” Xue Ying nodded.
Because it was a trial, that Hundred Leading Howls puppet had gotten an order to use all its force to kill the Ruler taking the trial. Thus, it made it easier to entice it to spit more poisonous fog.
“Fortunately, I’ve gotten intelligence on it before. Otherwise, it’d have been a slightly more difficult opponent to defeat. It is also a slightly weaker Void God.” Xue Ying had a better understanding of himself, “No matter what, it is still a Void God. Thus, for me to reach this stage meant that I have the power to fight across realms! But in order to reach the power of those golden-robed disciples on the Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World, I still have to improve myself further.”
He cultivated the Voidwalker system yet he had barely passed the trial. It seemed he still underestimated the other cultivators.
The grass house located at the center.
“That is the place where forefather had once stayed for a long period. It is also the place where only Rulers who passed through the trial could enter.” The white-haired old man said.
“Mn.” Xue Ying pushed open the wooden door and entered the place.
He remained for a long time inside before coming out. At the point when he came out, he was wearing a golden robe, albeit with slight disappointment in his eyes.
The benefits which a golden-robed disciple had were genuinely great! It broadened his perspective. The way the forefather treated and cherished the golden-robed disciples… was not any less than how the Voidwalker Gu Qi treated his inheritors. After all, the Voidwalker Gu Qi was a lone ranger and did not know how to teach disciples. Instead, the Great Void Heaven Temple was more holistic.
“It’s a pity that there was nothing that could help Jing Qiu or Yu’er.” Xue Ying was disappointed because of this reason. Actually, after pondering over for a while, he felt that it was right too. The benefits which the Great Void Heaven Temple provided to the golden-robed disciple were naturally to help the golden-robed disciple. Why would it be helping a stage four World Deity transcend?
“What Void God weapon do you need?” The white-haired old man chuckled.
“Spear.” Xue Ying answered.
“There are only two spears. I’ll bring you over to select them.” The white-haired old man said.
Xue Ying nodded.
Weapons were external goods. What was more important had already been obtained in the grass house.
Black Fog Sea, Monarch Dong Bo residence.
The matter about Xue Ying leaving the cosmos was not spread to many others. Even his good friend Chi Qiu Bai, Paragon Huo Cheng, Senior Disciple Brother Hui Ming, Forefather Scarlet Flame did not know and Xue Ying only informed them about: “I have some important matters which requires me to travel far away. I’ll only come back after a long time.” As for where he was planning to go, he did not say.
But he had mentioned this to his wife and children.
The family of four was currently walking together within Monarch Dong Bo residence. Towards the matter of Xue Ying leaving the cosmos, his son ‘Dong Bo Yu’ once intensely opposed it, “I can transcend by myself! Father, you don’t have to go out and risk your life.”
Even Jing Qiu opposed him in the beginning, “Xue Ying, we have already spent a long time together. Even if I die, I would still be satisfied with my life. You don’t have to risk your life for the sake of me.”
Xue Ying remained unmoved.
Jing Qiu and Yu’er could calmly face death. They did not wish for him to venture out and take the risk.
Yet how could he watch all these happen with his eyes open without doing his best? That was something he could not do!
Jing Qiu and Dong Bo Yu both knew about the temper of Xue Ying. Since they could not discourage him from doing so, they could only accept it then and cherish the days they had together.
“I’ll definitely return before the end of this cosmos epoch.” Xue Ying chuckled.
Jing Qiu, Dong Bo Yu, and Qing Yao were all worried.
It was countless times more dangerous outside.
“I am a golden-robed disciple of the Great Void Heaven Temple. Thus, it isn’t that easy for me to die.” Xue Ying laughed. He had mentioned the matter of the existence of the Great Void Heaven Temple to his wife and children, but he made them swear that they could not spread out to others.
“Alright, it is time for me to leave.” Xue Ying said. At this moment, two other figures appeared. They were his two other bodies. The three bodies instantly fused back as one.
After leaving the cosmos, without the protection of the cosmos, he would suffer from the cleansing by the laws of the entire Primal Chaos Void. Only those beings that were one-whole could survive within the Primal Chaos Void. Thus, when Gu Qian Luo was killed, it was a true death. That was why Gu Qian Luo was so despondent at that moment.
He took a step before arriving above the Monarch Dong Bo residence.
Jing Qiu, Dong Bo Yu, and Qing Yao looked up. Another figure appeared as well above the sky. It was Bloodshed God-Emperor who had been waiting for a long time in the surroundings.
“Xue Ying, be careful on your journey. Leave the matter within the cosmos for me to handle.” Bloodshed God-Emperor said. He knew the route that headed to the Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World was long and dangerous, but knowing that his disciple had become a golden-robed disciple, he had a greater confidence in him.
Xue Ying waved his hand, forming a crack. This crack led to the wider and vaster Primal Chaos void outside the cosmos.
Xue Ying turned back to his wife, son, and daughter. Whatever he could leave behind had been left behind.
“I’ll definitely return.” Xue Ying muttered to himself. He then smiled towards his family.
Following that with a ‘sou’, he flew out along the cosmos membrane crack. This scene jolted Bloodshed God-Emperor slightly: ‘He could actually enter the Primal Chaos Void using his body? Usually, only most Void Gods could do so. But even a Ruler can do it? This disciple of mine has indeed encountered miraculous encounters.’
Xue Ying entered that vast Primal Chaos Void, and the cosmos membrane was currently closing up.
Jing Qiu, Dong Bo Yu, and Qing Yao looked up. Jing Qiu’s eyes were already filled with tears. She was worried and afraid that Xue Ying might never come back.
“I’ll wait for you. I’ll definitely be waiting for you to come back.” Jing Qiu said softly.