Chapter 806: Invitation to a Battle
“He is quite young.” The white-haired male Swordmaster looked below him. He revealed a grin.
Forefather Tian Yu who sat beside also noticed Xue Ying. He chuckled, “Of the five cosmos that I’ve created, it really amazing for you and Ancestor Devil to appear from the Starting Cosmos! However, the future generations after you two were all extremely ordinary. Being able to get through the golden-robed disciple trial means that this Dong Bo Xue Ying has quite the potential.”
Towards the junior brat who came from his hometown cosmos, Swordmaster and Ancestor Devil naturally felt partial towards Xue Ying. Therefore, Swordmaster also came to participate in the gathering this time to see how strong this junior of his was.
“Begin!” Forefather Tian Yu suddenly spoke out, his grand voice reverberating throughout the entire Hidden World Field.
He, Swordmaster, the Primal Chaos Palace Masters and other Inner Hall Elders began drinking and chatting idly. To them, this was just a gathering. Usually, the majority of them would have their own matters to do, and they could use this gathering as a way to catch up while see which juniors have potential.
And below, on the many stone pillars, the True God disciples were already bursting with expectations.
“Senior Disciple Brother Chen Tao, please.” A figure flew into the midair from the stone pillar and directly took the initiative to send a challenge.
The other violet-robed disciple who was offered a challenge snorted before flying out to accept the challenge.
There were rules for the True God disciple ranking battle.
Every disciple could only challenge someone at most 20 ranks above their current rank! The was no limit in the number of times one could battle. However, if one lost three times, one would no longer be qualified to challenge others.
What’s more, losing after ‘being challenged’ was not within the ‘losing three times’ count.
If one won, one would take over the position of the defeated.
As for the defeated, he or she would move back one position.
Like those ranked beyond 700, they would have to challenge someone 20 ranks above them, which went to say that they had to challenge over 30 rounds of battle before they could kill their way to the first. And now with so many True God disciples who could challenge each other, the number of battles was numerous. A single ‘True God disciple ranking battle’ could last for ten years or so.
Naturally, just ten years to those who were observing the battle like Forefather Tian Yu, Swordmaster, the many Primal Chaos Palace Masters, the Inner Hall Elders, and other Outer Hall Elders or True God disciples who did not qualify to battle was not worth mentioning.
“Senior Disciple Brother Chi, please.” A cold voice followed.
At that moment, the many disciples, Inner and Outer Hall Elders, the golden-robed disciples on the stone pillars, the violet-robed disciples and many other turned and looked over. That’s was due to the fact that ‘Senior Disciple Brother Chi’ was the 9th ranking golden-robed disciple. He was also the very first golden-robed disciple to be challenged during this True God disciple ranking battle.
If she wins, the other party would take over the ninth position!
“Junior Disciple Sister Feng Yun, you came to challenge me again?” A majestic laughter accompanied. A tall and sturdy scarlet-skinned bald golden-robed disciple male flew out. He extended his hand, causing a great black hammer to appear.
“You better be careful.” The silver-eyed girl’s eyes were filled with sky-shattering fighting spirit.
The moment she finished speaking, the silver-eyed girl turned into a huge red bird. This bird had a pair of silver eyes too, while its wings were engulfed in flames. “Hong~” The surging flames immediately enveloped the surrounding and the distant ‘Senior Disciple Brother Chi’. Seeing that, Senior Disciple Brother Chi merely grinned at that as he brought out the great hammer in his hand.
His arms started to grow bigger, while the great hammer pressed down just like an enormous mountain. Despite appearing like an ordinary move, it contained an extremely profound feeling. At this moment, the surrounding space and everything converged onto that great hammer.
The ninth-ranked Senior Disciple Brother Chi displayed the cosmos ranked absolute art “World Guard”. This was an absolute art geared towards defense, and was one of the three great cosmos ranked absolute arts created by Forefather Tian Yu! However, by using it on the great hammer, Senior Disciple Brother Chi had used it to conduct his offensive.
Senior Disciple Brother Chi had even fused the “World Guard” into his body refining technique, allowing him to own a powerful fleshy body. From what Xue Ying had deduced, its should like be similar to the 16th or 17th level of the ‘Walker’s Hidden Secret’. The body of Senior Disciple Brother Scarlet specialized most in defense.
As for Junior Disciple Sister Feng Yun, she was ranked 15th during the previous time. Being a void creature with an amazing talent, she comprehended an absolute art after entering the Great Void Heaven Temple, allowing her to become powerful. Nonetheless, she was not lucky enough to never enter the top 10.
This battle lasted a full three hours. Junior Disciple Sister relied on her advantage in speed to continuously attack. Nevertheless, Senior Disciple Brother Chi still won!
The battles continued.
Xue Ying sat cross-legged on the stone pillar watching the battle. He was relatively excited as he watched on, because every single disciple had become a True God Ruler using the laws and profound mysteries system, and was able to exert a transcendental strength! With so many different usages of the laws and profound mysteries, it had lit up the eyes of Xue Ying. He saw some who specialized in the Dao of Slaughter, some in the Dao of Ripple and some in the Dao of Mirage…
Even though Xue Ying was confident of winning, he was currently learning from the strengths and experiences of others.
In the blink of an eye, this gathering had lasted for half a year.
Xue Ying had not even battled once!
Firstly, there were too many True God disciples–more than 700 of them. Secondly, those who were ranked further in front would directly be challenging those in the top ten! Because only when they defeat those in the top ten could they become a golden-robed disciple. As for Xue Ying, even though he was a golden-robed disciple, he was ranked 11th. After the ranking battle ended, this 11th position would become a violet-robed disciple.
Under ordinary circumstances, there would only be ten golden-robed disciples.
Naturally, there was also another reason… and that was because Xue Ying was enjoying himself as he watched the battles in excitement!
It was truly an eye-opening experience!
Even though he flipped through many books, only when he was genuinely watching the Rulers with exceptional attainments in the laws and profound mysteries fighting would he able to have great gains in his comprehension. This made his understanding of the Dao of Slaughter, Dao of Ripple, and Dao of Mirage had become even more profound. What’s more, he could even feel some of his perplexity over the second sword of “13 Apocalyptic Swords” being resolved.
Cultivation was all about accumulating experiences and understanding. Once it reached a sufficient extent, the cultivator would break through! And now, spectating the battles was a form of accumulation for Xue Ying! After all, the Rulers here were all outstanding.
Even if his teacher, ‘Bloodshed God-Emperor’, a Ruler was to came to participate the battles, he might not even enter the top 100!
One could easily fathom the degree of talent the True God disciples had in Great Void Heaven Temple.
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo Xue Ying, please!” Suddenly, a voice sounded.
Xue Ying who was currently watching another battle with rapt attention, could not help but turn towards the black-skinned teenager who was looking at him while standing in midair.
Inviting him to a battle?
Someone was asking him for a battle?
Xue Ying felt relatively delighted, though after winning him, the other party would only move to the 11th rank.
“This junior disciple brother, please.” Xue Ying flew over.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?”
“He is the golden-robed disciple Dong Bo Xue Ying who came from that cosmos?”
“The same cosmos where Swordmaster and Ancestor Devil came from.”
This battle had instantly attracted the attention of a considerable number of disciples as the other ten golden-robed disciples have yet to battle. After all, only those that were ranked in the top 30 were able to challenge the top. Therefore, the golden-robed disciples would rarely be challenged.
“This brat Dong Bo Xue Ying.” Ancestor Devil also looked downwards, with the highest located white-haired male Swordmaster also turning over.
To the two of them, they were quite interested in the battle of a junior from their hometown.
The black-skinned teenager stood in midair, saying: “Bao Xiao greets Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo Xue Ying. Senior disciple brother mentioned this before that we can have a gamble during the True God disciple ranking battle right?”
Xue Ying was stunned. His expression had a slight change.
He felt puzzled why someone would invite him for a battle! If they won, they would still not enter the top ten. So it was because of the gamble!
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded.
“The stake is on senior disciple brother’s Void God weapon?” The black-skinned teenager continued.
At this moment, the other disciples began to feel excited. It was a bet. That time, this golden-robed disciple had arrived in the Great Void Heaven Temple from his cosmos, and many wanted to have a wager with him! But it had already been over 30 million years, and this golden-robed disciple had read through many books in the Myriad Elephant Palace Hall. And now, it seemed hard to estimate his power. Furthermore, the stake was significant as well; thus nobody was willing to wager with him.
“Bao Xiao was ranked 16th in the previous ranking battle. He had once been a golden-robed disciple.”
“He was once a golden-robed disciple, yet he wanted to wager with this Dong Bo Xue Ying. Isn’t that bullying?”
“This Dong Bo Xue Ying should not be that foolish to accept it, right?”
The many disciples were discussing in secret.
Although Bao Xiao was ranked 16th previously, it was not indicative that he was weaker than the 15 cultivators ranked above him! That was because those who had never entered the top ten would not care much about the ranking outside the top ten. Being a former golden-robed disciple, so he should be very powerful.
“You want to wager on my Void God weapon?” Xue Ying looked at him, “Then you should bring out 25 Origin World Rocks or treasures of equivalent value?”
“Naturally I’ll bring them out.” The black-skinned teenager looked at Xue Ying, “Is senior disciple brother willing to have a wager? Currently, all the disciple brothers and sisters are around. Even the two palace masters and hall masters are all around. The moment you speak out this time, it is impossible for you to go against your words!”
“Then we will proceed with it.” Xue Ying nodded.
The black-skinned teenager was startled. He then felt an intense joy erupting from deep his heart.
He was after all a golden-robed disciple in the past. Thus, the desire to get into the top ten wasn’t that intense since he had already gotten the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit and the cosmos ranked absolute art before. Instead… he coveted the wager with Xue Ying since it was a piece of upper graded Void God weapon! He would be bringing out 25 Origin World Rocks which was also his entire savings. This time, he had really struck big!
Those former golden-robed disciples had either wanted to protect their reputations or did not think Xue Ying was so foolish to accept the challenge. Regardless of their reasons, they did not challenge him at all.
Yet he had initiated the bet!
And Xue Ying actually accepted it! This made the others who had once been golden-robed disciples cry secretly in anguish. Why was this Xue Ying so confident of himself? Why did they not take the initiative to ask him for a challenge?
“Are you reneging?” The black-skinned teenager asked again.
“Naturally I will not renege.” Xue Ying said.
At this moment, the absolute majority of people present had come turned towards Xue Ying and the other. Even Ancestor Devil and Swordmaster were all watching excitedly. They did not hinder the battle at all! Xue Ying who had cultivated to this realm was no longer an immature child, and any decisions he made had to be assumed by him.