Chapter 817: Inner Hall Elder
A white-robed Xue Ying looked up at the towering and majestic Star Pagoda. The Star Pagoda was currently emitting a grandeur that spread in all directions.
Xue Ying took a step before entering the spatial passage by the entrance of the Star Pagoda.
The space folded and warped.
This time, the degree of spatial distortion in this passage became more extreme as Xue Ying flew in. Once Xue Ying entered the passageway, he saw a vast desert world. This was the third level of the Star Pagoda.
“Hua hua hua~” Deep in this desert, there was boundless gray light surging out continuously and condensing into many figures. In the blink of an eye, more than 100 gray-armored life forms were standing there. Some were tall and sturdy, some were thin, some had six arms, and all of them were carrying different types of weapon. Nonetheless, all of them were similarly wearing a gray armor, with a twisted horn was imbued by the shoulder armors.
The more than 100 gray-armored life forms were staring at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying in his white robe stared back at his opponents. If it was just a single single gray-armored life form, he could easily eliminate it. However, the moment ten of them gathered together, they were able to indistinctly fight in a formation, allowing their overall power to increase. Once 100 of them gathered, the power of every individual would increase even further
What’s more, they had this wicked energy which was rejected by the operating laws. As long as their attacks landed, this energy would invade into Xue Ying’s body. Xue Ying was able to get rid of the energy rapidly if it was just a few hits. However, they would create addition trouble for him if they were to increase.
Previously, it was fortunate the treasure spirit of Star Pagoda help him suppress the other party, otherwise, every time he was defeated, the voluminous wicked energy would be sufficient to kill him.
“It’s different this time.”
The white-robed Xue Ying did not bring his Void God weapon out this time. Instead, he was standing on this desert.
He pointed out.
A large amount of Termination Energy from within his body flew out. A dense amount of violet Termination Energy left the surface of his body. Under the strong willpower of Xue Ying, he directly guided the energy of the laws, allowing every single strand of violet Termination Energy to turn into many violet fishes. Thousands of violet fishes covered the world, leaping straight towards those gray-armored lifeforms.
“Kill!” The 100 over gray-armored lifeforms began generating wicked gray energy on their body. This energy fused together as one entity, causing their individual auras to strengthen by quite a bit.
They all disappeared in the blink of an eye, blinking and winking as they teleported around.
Xue Ying also teleported and disappeared.
“Hua hua hua~”
More than 1,000 violet fishes directly tunneled into the void as they proceeded to send out a void bombardment. Having reached the 28th level of the Walker’s Hidden Secret, Xue Ying had attained more exquisite control in the void as compared to these gray-armored lifeforms. Many of the violet fishes were pursuing those teleporting gray-armored lifeforms.
These gray-armored lifeforms emotionlessly parried the incoming assault. Nonetheless, the violet fishes were extremely flexible and fierce. The lifeforms were barely able to parry a few of them before even more instantly pieced into their bodies.
In the past, due to their resilient bodies, they had rendered Xue Ying’s group attacks useless.
But this time, their bodies were pierced through like sacks. “Xiu xiu xiu”, the dense number of violet fishes frantically penetrated through their bodies, continuously piercing in and out. Even if some completely consumed their energy out, Xue Ying proceeded to release more Termination Energy, which condensed into more violet fishes. Under this frenzied attack, these gray-armored lifeforms had all howled in indignation, as they were completely suppressed.
And just like this, their injuries worsened. After ten breaths, they finally dissipated, with the gray light fusing back into the great land.
“I’ve won.” Xue Ying revealed a grin.
He had finally won.
He had gotten through the third level of Star Pagoda as a Void God Origin Birth realm expert.
It really was too, too difficult.
Ever since the end of the True God disciple battle, he had entered closed-door cultivation for close to 5.8 billion years. Truth to be told, he had already grasped hold of the Apocalyptic Third Sword at 2.3 billion years of training. He originally wanted to fuse the Apocalyptic Third Sword into his Dao of Ripple to create the tenth volume of “Wind Ripple Path”. However, he discovered that it was too challenging after attempting it.
As he tempered himself along the way, he had attempted to simplify the ‘Apocalyptic Third Sword’, and use it as a group attacking move!
He was indeed weak in group combat. Furthermore, due to him having to control a large amount of Termination Energy while unleashing a killing move at the same time, using the ‘Apocalyptic Third Sword’ required a huge amount of concentration. At the very most, he could display the Apocalyptic Third Sword along with five Termination Energy simultaneously. However, this was entirely insufficient! It was too few. His enemies would definitely be able to resist this. Even if he had attacked a single enemy using a mass attack like this, that gray-armored lifeform could just revolve its energy and recover from its injuries.
Therefore, if he wanted to kill, he had to kill all of his enemies, requiring him to unleash an ultra-large-scale move.
And that was why he had simplified the ‘Apocalyptic Third Sword’.
Simplifying it was much easier than altering it and fusing the Dao of Ripple into it. However, Xue Ying still needed to relax when using this move, as the large its scale, the better it would be. This made this task a hard one.
Trying time and time after again to simplify it, with the Apocalyptic Third Sword as the base, he continued his attempts. Focusing on making it simple, while working hard to increase its might.
He created this group killing move–’Fish Dragon Kill’.
“Let’s go and have a look at the fourth level.” The white-robed Xue Ying flew up into the sky. He flew along the huge hole in the sky and entered the fourth level of the Star Pagoda. That was a vast world with a continuous mountain chain. There was only a single lifeform wearing blood armor inside. This time, Xue Ying tried his best to use the ‘Fish Dragon Kill’ against the enemy while using the Void God energy to attack. He could barely injure the other party, and he himself suffered from injuries from that wicked blood energy. Fortunately, the Star Pagoda treasure spirit had suppressed the other party and allow him to leave alive.
“I am still too weak.”
Xue Ying understood this. Being a Void God Origin Birth realm expert, it was amazing that he could kill his way to the third level. Ultimately, he was still lacking if he wanted to reach the fourth level.
“Time to have a walk outside.” Xue Ying knew that he had reached a bottleneck. It was very difficult for him further progress himself for the upcoming few billion years, unless he used an extremely long time, or a ten times time-accelerated environment to further his comprehension. However, such ‘time’ was too extravagant for him. Even though the Palace Hall of Time could accelerate time, the corresponding price was huge.
Training as an Origin Birth realm expert for 5.8 billion years was equivalent to about 58 million years in the outside world. However, he had spent close to 29,000 contribution points, which were equivalent to close to 3 pieces of Origin World Rocks!
Only possessing a few treasures, he could not spend much time in waste.
The clock in the Great Void Palace Hall sounded, reverberating across the entire Great Void holy ground.
As long as they were in the Great Void Heaven Temple, all of the Inner Hall Elders and Hall Masters all started to rush towards the Great Void Palace Hall. Many other Outer Hall Elder and True God disciples who were not qualified to do so were all looking towards the Great Void Palace Hall with puzzlement.
What was happening?
Did something huge happen? Every time the clock bell of the Great Void Palace Hall rang, it signified something important had happened.
Within the Great Void Palace Hall.
Located in the highest area, Forefather Tian Yu and Swordmaster were seated next to each other.
By the side of the platform were the seats of the eight Hall Masters.
Located at the two ends of the great hall, there were many Inner Hall Elders standing there. At this moment, their vision landed on a white-robed young man standing right at the center of the great hall.
He was Xue Ying.
“Today, I’ve gathered all of you here due to a joyous matter that has happened in our Great Void Heaven Temple.” Forefather Tian Yu who was seated at the highest place chuckled, “Dong Bo Xue Ying has already gotten through the third level of Star Pagoda, and from today onwards, he will be the 39th Inner Hall Elder of my Great Void Heaven Temple.”
“Inner Hall Elder?”
All the higher-ups in the Great Void Heaven Temple present, including the Hall Masters, were looking at Xue Ying with astonishment.
How long had it been?
The True God disciple battle ended just 58 million years ago. During then, Xue Ying was merely a True God Ruler, and now, he had already become an Inner Hall Elder? Even though they could determine that Xue Ying cultivated for more than 5.8 billion years, probably relying on the Palace Hall of Time to do so, it was still an extremely short amount of time.
Furthermore, the Great Void Heaven Temple had a rule that stated a Void God Origin Birth realm expert had to pass through the third level of Star Pagoda within 10 billion years to become an Inner Hall Elder. However, seemingly everyone continued spending a longer period in the Palace Hall of Time for this.
What’s more, it was unquestionable–
The difficulty of passing through the third level as an Origin Birth realm was much harder than getting through the fifth level as a Unity realm expert! Previously there was only a single Origin Birth realm expert in the Great Void Heaven Temple who had become an Inner Hall Elder. One could ascertain that those who got through the third level as an Origin Birth realm expert would definitely have an easy time getting through the fifth level of Star Pagoda the moment they reached the Unity realm.
“Finally, we have one more comrade.”
“Elder Dong Bo.” They were all looking at Xue Ying. Being a holy ground that has spanned over the vast annals of history, there were 38 Inner Hall Elders present in the Great Void Heaven Temple! Naturally, those who died in battle were excluded.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying, from today onwards, you will be an Inner Hall Elder of my Great Void Heaven Temple. I hope that you will protect the sovereignty of my Great Void Heaven Temple like the rest, and to protect all holy grounds where the lineages of my laws and profound mysteries are located.” Forefather Tian Yu chuckled as he looked below. At the same time, he waved his hand, causing three golden lights to fly towards Xue Ying.
Xue Ying waved his hand before collecting them. He respectfully answered, “I, Dong Bo Xue Ying will definitely do my best.”