Chapter 803: Accumulation
There were many characters on the book Xue Ying was reading, which each of the words and pictures transforming into many different illusory worlds. Xue Ying stood before the simple bookshelf as he read the book. Every time he flipped through a page, there would information transmitted into his mind. These were the comprehension experiences which the seniors who had walked further down the ‘Dao of Mirage’ had recorded.
Imparting the Dao was very, very difficult.
Due to the Dao being extremely vague and elusive, it was difficult to illustrate it! Thus, there was a huge difference between taking a powerful existence as a teacher to taking a Paragon or a Ruler as a teacher. The higher the realm, the clearer it would be when the expert illustrated the Dao, allowing the younger generation to gain a clearer understanding.
Of the books here, some of them were penned down by Void Gods. Only after going through a large number of thorough checks by the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall would those books be able to be qualified in being placed within the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall. There were even some that had been written by those at the Unity realm and even the Primal Chaos realm. There were even many books left behind by those experts in the laws and profound mysteries such as those by ‘Forefather Tian Yu’ or ‘Swordmaster’ or others not from the Great Void Heaven Temple.
The books were arranged into different floors in accordance to how precious they were.
Xue Ying was not arrogant nor impatient. Instead, he remained calm as he read and pondered over the information.
Time flowed like water.
As a golden-robed disciple who came from a specific cosmos in the primal chaos void, Xue Ying had stayed in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall ever since the moment he arrived at the holy ground ‘Great Void Heaven Temple’, flipping through the books as if he had run amok.
“That Dong Bo Xue Ying brat who came from the same cosmos as Ancestor Devil and Swordmaster has remained all the while in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall?”
A couple was conversing as they flew in midair.
“That’s right, he has stayed inside for the whole time! I guess it due to he never seeing so many books on the laws and profound mysteries before. The moment he saw the many books in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall, he naturally entered a state of madness. Senior Disciple Sister Feng Yun, are you curious about him too? Haha, right now, many True God disciples from the Great Void Heaven Temple are talking about him.”
“Hmph, I want to spar with him and see how strong this brat who came from the same cosmos as Ancestor Devil and Swordmaster could be. A golden-robed disciple? Hmph!” That violet-robed silver-eyed girl snorted.
“Senior Disciple Sister Feng Yun,, other than Ancestor Devil and Swordmaster, there are no longer any outstanding cultivators in the Starting Cosmos. It isn’t worth mentioning. Ancestor Devil and Swordmaster both came from the same cosmos epoch, and it the competition and rivalry between them that had enabled them to become so dazzling. How can this Dong Bo Xue Ying match up to both of them?”
“Help me invite him to a challenge and think of ways to make him accept it.” The silver-eyed girl said.
“Senior Disciple Sister, please don’t make life difficult for me! Over the past 100,000 years, many disciples have wanted to challenge him. However, that Dong Bo Xue Ying has remained buried in reading through books. He only answered with–bring out 25 pieces of Origin World Rocks before challenging him during the True God disciple ranking battle! Right now, he isn’t willing to accept any form of challenges, and it is likely that we have to wait until the True God disciple battle.”
“Even you can’t move him?”
“Impossible. He is extremely obstinate.”
The silver-eyed girl nodded, though a strand of anxiety could be seen vaguely in her eyes.
She was ranked 15 the previous time. Thus, her status amongst the True God disciples was relatively high. However, she was not fortunate enough and had never entered the top 10 rank ever!
‘I must get into the top 10 and obtain many treasures. I have to get the cosmos ranked absolute arts too.’ The silver-haired girl told herself. The cosmos ranked absolute art was also the temple protection absolute art. Its value was boundless as it represented the peak most attainment in the laws and profound mysteries system.
‘I do not have the confidence to get into the top 10 with my current power!’
‘However, if I can obtain the Void God weapon from Dong Bo Xue Ying, that is worth around 20-30 Origin World Rocks, and I can exchange it for some precious treasures which will aid in cultivation. It might allow my power to improve to another level.’ The silver-haired girl gritted her teeth, ‘Damn, these golden-robed disciples all have gotten the temple protection absolute art, yet I don’t. Wanting to win against them is too difficult!’
This was also the biggest problem for every True God disciples wanting to get into the top 10!
The golden-robed disciples were all very talented. Furthermore, they cultivated in the temple protection absolute arts too.
As for the violet-robed disciples, they did not have any temple protection absolute arts. Thus, for them to defeat the golden-robed disciples and get into the top 10… was incomparably difficult. However, it was precisely due to this that any new golden-robed disciple would be someone more dazzling.
Naturally, there was a way… for an original golden-robed disciple to break through into the Void God realm. By then, there would be an empty slot, and it would be easier for them.
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo Xue Ying, I’ve heard that Senior Disciple Brother is very amazing. Why not fight a battle with this junior brother? We will not have any bet.” A voice sounded by his ears.
Seated cross-legged at a corner, Xue Ying who had a flask of wine placed by his side looked over. He saw a white tender young man with a smile on his face. This young man had a red horn protruding from his forehead, and his eyes were glowing red. He spoke out in an extremely polite manner: “There is no need for us to gamble. This is only a spar.”
“If you want to fight, just wait until the True God disciple battle.” Xue Ying responded, “I have no time to do so now.”
Finishing his words, Xue Ying resumed reading, occasionally drinking a mouth from the wine flask by his side why doing so.
This young man stood by the side for a moment before leaving helplessly with slight awkwardness.
There were very few Void Gods in the Great Void Heaven Temple. Furthermore, the slightly weaker ones were chased out into the primal chaos city in the outer world.
Instead, there were many True God disciples within. Even though the selection was extremely harsh, but the sacred world was vast. On another aspect, one could determine the future potential of the disciples when they were at the True God Ruler realm. Thus, the Great Void Heaven Temple was willing to accept a few of them while letting them undergo an extremely severe competition.
And now, the True God disciple battle was looming close.
‘Even without any bet, it is likely the case that they want to determine my power.’ Xue Ying thought. Know thy enemies, and it would be helpful during the challenge! Everyone felt that Xue Ying was not qualified to match against the true top 10 golden-robed disciples. However, they also felt that after reading through many books in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall, Xue Ying’s combat power would improve and he might even kill his way into the top 20 to 30 rank.
He had already become an opponent they could not underestimate! Thus, they had arranged some of the weaker ones to come and determine his baseline!
‘It’s a pity.’
‘My target isn’t 20 or 30. Instead, I must get into the top 10’ Xue Ying thought, ‘I must get the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit !’
For the sake of victory, Xue Ying would naturally not be so foolish as to reveal his combative techniques before the battle and allow the other party to have time to think of ways to deal against him! In the future during the True God disciple battle would he reveal his techniques, making it difficult even for the very talented ones to find some ways to counter him.
Other than a select few extremely talented ones, the ones closer to the top have extremely small gaps between their strength. One might even win because his techniques were able to curb the other party.
Xue Ying did not return to his cavern-dwelling, had not befriended anyone, and had stayed in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall reading through the books all the time.
Currently, he was primarily reading through books related to the Dao of Mirage, Dao of Slaughter and Dao of Ripple!
At times, he would reveal looks of joy and began drinking wine happily.
At times, he would feel bewildered and had to rack his brains.
At times, he would have a great enlightenment.
His understanding of the laws was improving and expanding at a frightening speed!
They who had come from the cosmos lacked a great deal of understanding towards the Dao. This was due to there being no Void Gods in most cosmos epochs and no experts at the Unity realm or Primal Chaos realm. There were also no Cosmos Gods guiding them! At that time when Xue Ying was in his hometown cosmos, the strongest and most formidable one was Bloodshed God-Emperor. Bloodshed God-Emperor specialized in the ‘Dao of Bloodshed’, ‘Dao of Shadow’ and ‘Dao of Destruction’ which were entirely different from what Xue Ying comprehended!
Thus, when he was cultivating in the cosmos, he could still obtain guidance when he was a World Deity. After becoming a powerful existence, he had to depend on himself, probing his way blindly.
It was extremely normal to be stuck at the ordinary True God realm for 100 billion or one trillion years!
Paragon, Ruler… it was very normal to be stuck eternally without moving a single inch at any of these realms.
All of that was due to the fact that they could only depend on themselves!
But similarly, precisely due to that, every single step taken would be firm and stable. An example would be ‘Swordmaster’, who had cultivated to the Primal Chaos realm within the cosmos was something truly unfathomable. After arriving at the Great Void Heaven Temple and reading through the many books, many of the questions which he had were resolved he when he studied and contemplated by himself. Couple with the inspiration gained by clashing with others, he was able to break through and reach the final realm after exiting from closed-door cultivation.
Ancestor Devil had also reached the peak of Unity realm at first before entering the Great Void Heaven Temple and breaking through to the Primal Chaos realm.
Naturally, the majority of cultivators who depended on themselves would get stuck at the True God, Paragon or Ruler realm.
‘It is time for me to stop.’
Such a day suddenly appeared.
Xue Ying closed the book before placing the book back to its original position on the simple bookshelf. He felt that there was too much knowledge in his mind regarding the Dao of Mirage, Dao of Slaughter and Dao of Ripple. Some had even been understood by his seniors. However, at the same time, he felt that there were conflicting points from what he understood against what was recorded by the seniors.
‘I have to sort out these comprehensions I have, consolidating them before fusing them into my own Dao.’ Xue Ying understood this point, even though he had yet to finish reading through the books, it was temporarily enough.
He brought over the wine flask from his side before walking out of the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall.
It had already been 3.23 million years since he arrived at the Great Void Heaven Temple… and he had only been reading through the books appropriate for him!
‘Time to visit the Palace Hall of Time.’ Xue Ying understood that the Palace Hall of Time was now the most appropriate place for him to improve his cultivation.
He turned into a stream of light before flying out of the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall towards the Palace Hall of Time.