Chapter 812: End of Battle, Reporting Upwards
Xue Ying proceeded to challenge the third-ranked Xue Chen. After fighting for a very long time, he had finally secured his victory! Xue Ying was fighting primarily for the sake of getting experience and improve himself. That was why he only utilized his full strength at the end of his challenges. Xue Chen was also extremely carefree about this, as Xue Ying had reached an extremely profound stage with his spear techniques, something that was very helpful for him to cross hands with
After defeating Xue Chen, Xue Ying was promoted to the 3rd rank.
He proceeded on to challenge the first-ranked ‘Rain Sword Guest’.
Rain Sword Guest had similarly altered the cosmos ranked absolute art and created a sword technique that suited him. His sword technique was meant towards group battles, where countless rain droplets were sprayed around, with terrifying power present within every single water droplet. Therefore, he was just like Old Devil Needle who specialized in targeting groups. However, he excelled even more so in this aspect than the latter! This resulted in Xue Ying being completely suppressed.
The sequence of this battle was same as the one with Old Devil Needle, with Xue Ying being suppressed. However, by relying on his Dao of Mirage, the ‘void-ification’ of Voidwalker and his formidable body, he was able to hold his ground against Rain Sword Guest.
Eventually, the treasure spirit judged Xue Ying to have lost!
“It has ended.” Forefather Tian Yu sat at the highest location looking downwards. The ranking battle lasted for a total of 12 years before it finally coming to an end. Currently, the ‘Punishment Hall Hall Master’, Ancestor Devil was personally giving out the treasures to some of the golden-robed disciples.
And the golden-robed disciples who dropped out of the top ten ranks had to give back their ‘golden robes’ and the ‘golden disciple command talisman’, before being given ‘violet robes’ and the ‘violet-robed disciple command talismans’ in return.
“Forefather, there aren’t many Inner Hall Elders that have come to watch this ranking battle.” The white-haired male ‘Swordmaster’, said, “Why is that so? Has the situation of our current territory turned for the worse, so they can’t leave? Do you need me to send my incarnation over?”
Forefather Tian Yu chuckled, “Our lineage specializes in the laws and profound mysteries, and our incarnations are powerful enough, so everything is under control. Just focus on cultivating. The stronger you are, the greater the help you will provide to our Great Void Heaven Temple.”
Although their Great Void Heaven Temple was one of the peak powers, they similarly had they own troubles.
“I hope that there will be some who grow up from these bunch of fellows.” Forefather Tian Yu looked beneath, “As long as there are a few more Primal Chaos realm, our Great Void Heaven Temple will have an easier time. With more Primal Chaos realm experts, there might even be someone that is able to reach the final step, That way, the foundation of our Great Void Heaven Temple will be more stable.”
The two proceeded casually chat on.
Only after the items were issued and with the Punishment Hall Hall Master Ancestor Devil announcing the official end of the True God disciple ranking battle did Forefather Tian Yu and Swordmaster leave.
At that moment…
The Hall Masters started to leave, with the Inner Hall Elders and the Outer Hall Elders following suit.
They came to watch the ranking battle primarily due to it being a gathering that happened only once every billion years for the entire Great Void Heaven Temple. What’s more, it was also an opportunity for the experts to meet each other. Truthfully speaking, they did not care much about those True God level battles. At the very most, they would be able to see which brat participating in this ranking battle possessed great potential.
“I’ve gotten it.” Xue Ying felt his mood being uplifted. Of the things that he had obtained as a golden-robed disciple from Ancestor Devil, he had too obtained the most important ‘Supplementary Spiritual Fruit’. Other than that, there were also some of the other slightly less valuable materials which aided cultivation, though they could still be considered precious to him.
“Hmph, Dong Bo Xue Ying, look at how excited you are. You are only ranked third now. If you’ve become the 1st or 2nd rank, won’t you be so emotional to the point of shouting out loud?” Old Devil Needle sneered as he flew by the side.
“Fool Needle, Dong Bo had only lost to you only due the rules of the Hidden World Field. If you were to truly fight with him outside of there, you wouldn’t be able to even injure him. So why the need to gloat about it?” The plump Xue Chen sneered back. He was the one who targeted against Old Devil Needle the most.
Hearing Xue Chen’s reply, Old Devil Needle stared right back at the former as his eyes flashed with a murderous glint.
“What’s the matter, are you thinking of taking action against me? Come come come, do it! It seems that you want to have a taste of Ancestor Devil’s ‘Smelting Devil Prison’.” said Xue Chen in delight. With his strength, Old Devil Needle could not kill him within a short period, much less when he had his protection talismans and other items. At the instant Old Devil Needle made his move, he would have disobeyed the rules of the Heaven Temple, landing him into hot soup.
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo, do want to come over to my cavern-dwelling and have a drink? The other junior disciple brothers and sisters will also be coming over.” Xue Chen passionately invited.
“Senior Disciple Brother Dong Bo, come along with us.” Zhe Qu Yong, Disciple Sister Qian Que, Flood Dragon, and others sent out their invitations.
This group of disciples ranked at the peak of True Gods had an extremely good relationship with one another.
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded too.
The group of disciples proceeded to drink and chat along. Among them, the weakest was already ranked in the top 30. From this, one could see that the cultivators still attached great importance to combat power.
As everyone chatted along, they had even touched on some secrets.
These were secrets which Xue Ying had never heard before from his teacher ‘Gu Qi’. Primarily, Gu Qi was a final realm existence and his status was too high, resulting in the intelligence he provided being of more importance. On the contrary, those small and minute secrets were more trivial. Nonetheless, they were still important to Xue Ying at his current level.
After the gathering ended, Xue Ying had become much closer other disciples of their sect.
Xue Ying proceeded to head straight to the Palace Hall of Time, immediately selecting the hundred-times time-accelerated environment as he restarted his cultivation
“Hu hu hu~”
This time, Xue Ying arrived on a planet filled with countless howling gales. The wind appeared like a knife as they blew along, though with his realm of cultivation, there was no need for Xue Ying to pay any heed to them.
There was just him on this planet.
He was not in a rush to break through to the Void God realm. Instead, he was currently cultivating and comprehending the Apocalyptic Second Sword!
Due to him having seen too many battles during the past 12 years of the True God disciple battle, and even personally fighting for more than a dozen matches, it had allowed him to gain new inspirations towards the laws and profound mysteries. This resulted in him having a much deeper comprehension of the ‘Apocalyptic Second Sword’. He felt that he should not be too far away from learning the ‘Apocalyptic Second Sword’. Since that’s the case, there was no need for him to rush and breakthrough.
It was possible for Rulers to learn the Apocalyptic Second Sword, and was also form of tempering for him.
A treasured sword had to be tempered to become sharper.
Jade had to be polished to become a treasure.
Even cultivators with great talent had to undergo many setbacks in order to increase their comprehension become higher. The level of comprehension Xue Ying possessed when he was in his youth was naturally different to when he comprehended the grade one True Meaning ‘True Meaning of World’. It was even less similar to the current Xue Ying who was about to become a Void God.
Yet. this was still not enough! The stronger the better! If he became stronger, it would be easier for him to get his hands on precious materials that would aid in his, Jing Qiu’s and Yu’er’s cultivation.
His teacher Voidwalker Gu Qi had previously offered his help to his good friend, a stage four World Deity. Yet, Gu Qi had failed in the end! Naturally, one reason was that Gu Qi was heavily injured and was fleeing for his life, resulting in him not bringing along any suitable materials that were apt for a ‘stage four World Deity’ to use. Secondly, the materials which aided cultivation were ultimately still external materials, as one had to still depend on oneself when transcending.
Due to the failure his teacher Gu Qi, this brought about greater pressure on Xue Ying.
“At least, I’ve gotten the Supplementary Spiritual Fruit.” Xue Ying calmed himself down as he started his cultivation.
He had cultivated on the planet for 190 million years, whereas just 1.9 million years had passed outside.
At the floating island located in the center, there was a continuous chain of structures. They were all made from elegant wood or stone. The sculptures were crafted with conscientiousness, appearing magnificent and brimming with aesthetic appeal.There were even many flowers around the place.
Located in one of the pavilions, a hunchbacked Forefather Tian Yu and white-haired Swordmaster were both seated cross-legged face to face with each other. Present before them was a table with wine on it. There were also joss sticks burning beside them, their fragrance suffusing the entire place.
The two seemed very calm.
In reality, their incarnations had descended and entered the primal chaos void and were currently exchanging moves with one another. Being final realm existences of the laws and profound mystery system, it was difficult for them to find opponents whom they could spar against. There, the two were the most appropriate partners each other.
Suddenly, a voice sounded by the ears of Forefather Tian Yu and Swordmaster. The two of them were both Palace Masters.
“Golden-robed disciple Dong Bo Xue Ying has comprehended the Apocalyptic Second Sword as a Ruler.” The voice of the treasure spirit for the Palace of Time rang out in their ears.