Chapter 836: Breathtaking
Over at the side of Celestial Water City.
Xue Ying felt really nervous. This was the first time he thought he had ever gotten an appropriate absolute art for his Dao of Mirage system. For the creator to get through the sixth level of Star Pagoda at the Unity realm, it meant this absolute art was indeed formidable and was close in rank to a cosmos-ranked absolute art! Even the Inner Hell Elders in Great Void Heaven Temple who cultivated in cosmos-ranked absolute arts, could not get through the sixth level of Star Pagoda. Naturally, it was also because of their weak comprehension ability.
For instance, theoretically speaking, an expert at the Unity realm could comprehend the sixth sword of the “13 Apocalyptic Swords”. The moment he grasped that, the cultivator would have a 100% certainty in getting through the sixth level of Star Pagoda.
But none had achieved that at least in this generation of Inner Hall Elder!
‘It can’t be higher anymore, it can’t be higher anymore.’ Xue Ying was genuinely nervous. Previously, he only had 385 Origin World Rocks, and after putting aside his contribution points as collateral, he was able to loan another 160 Origin World Rocks. Even though he had some scattered pieces of treasures, he was very close to his upper spending limit.
When that violet-robed girl finally announced the result, Xue Ying revealed a joyous look.
“Congratulations, Elder Dong Bo.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi said.
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded, “It’s a pity that the price is slightly high.”
“Elder Dong Bo, after learning this original copy of “Dark World”, you can always sell it away.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi said, “You can also ask the Great Void Heaven Temple and see what price they are willing to buy it for, though this will likely not be any higher than the price you paid this time.”
Xue Ying nodded.
The starting bid was only 150 Origin World Rocks. He had competed with that Forefather Quan Miao all the way to 501 Origin World Rocks! This price was truly exorbitant. If not for him assaulting that base of Ancient Sacred Religion, it was impossible for Xue Ying to call out such an amount.
“Elder Dong Bo, there is good news.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi suddenly revealed a joyous look, “Don’t you feel that you purchased the book at such a high price? Forefather Quan Miao has just contacted you through my Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion. He says he is willing to fork out 150 Origin World Rocks for the sake of learning this absolute art once. The original copy will still belong to you.”
“Forefather Quan Miao?” Xue Ying had long guessed the other party wanted to contact him, just like how he wanted to contact him previously.
It’s only that all forms of communication were forbidden during the contest of treasure. Now that the contest for the treasure had ended, they could talk to each other.
“Tell him, 300 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying said.
“300 Origin World Rocks just to learn it once?” Pavilion Master Yu Qi was slightly speechless.
“Just pass this on to him.” Xue Ying said.
“Alright.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi nodded.
Xue Ying turned silent as he looked at Ming Yu Planet Master continuing her task of selling other treasures on the high platform. He had his reasons for asking 300 Origin World Rocks. Since the other party was willing to fight for the absolute art until the price of 500 Origin World Rocks, in addition to his own estimation, the other party should be acquiring this for the sake of gaining some inspiration. Thus, learning it once was fine, and the original copy wasn’t that important to the other party.
The original book had its value, but its value was limited. It should be at most 200 to 300 Origin World Rocks.
Learning it once for 300 Origin World Rocks… should be the limit of what the other party could bear. And since he now had the initiative as the seller, he might as well ask for a higher price. He would try to earn as many Origin World Rocks as he could.
“Forefather Quan Miao has replied.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi looked at Xue Ying, “He said that it is too high. He will pay 220 Origin World Rocks at most.”
“Tell him, I bought the original copy at a higher price. The lowest price I am willing to accept would be 280 Origin World Rocks.” Xue Ying replied.
The two might be saying that this was the highest and lowest price, yet they were still bargaining over it.
One party was a Primal Chaos realm giant, and the other party was an Inner Hall Elder of the Great Void Heaven Temple. They were continuously competing for either more or less Origin World Rocks depending on whether they were a buyer or seller.
Because everyone understood!
These were all for cultivation. It would suffice as long as both parties agreed with the final price. To Xue Ying, there were not too many who were willing to pay a high price for the “Dark World”. It seemed the contest for this absolute art was only between him and Forefather Quan Miao. Secondly, those who could afford it were even fewer. Thus, it was hard to meet someone who was willing to pay a high price even if it was just to learn the absolute art once.
He had to secure a high price now that he met one!
Eventually, both parties agreed at 235 Origin World Rocks! Forefather Quan Miao would be learning it once.
The entire convention persisted for half a day before finally, the most important highlight of the convention, the great treasure ‘Cheng Qun’ was revealed. It was a peculiar leather skirt and seemed to be some sort of living being. The violet-robed girl introduced the treasure vaguely, but those who bid for it were crazy. In the end, the final selling price reached a sky-high 3,982 Origin World Rocks! This price made even Xue Ying dumbstruck.
“It seems to be some kind of outer skin of a living being?” Xue Ying muttered, “For it to be sold at such a high price, is it the outer skin of a Cosmos God?”
Even though he felt astonishment in his heart, he was still feeling relatively good as he returned to the secretive underground palace hall within this Seven Star Oceanic Pavilion.
At the center of the underground palace hall, there was an array of about 100 meters in diameter.
Pavilion Master Yu Qi stood side by side with Xue Ying. He pointed at the array in front: “This array is meant for marking a location accurately. Very soon, the expert on the other side will send the original copy of “Dark World” over.”
Xue Ying nodded.
Ultra-long distance teleportation…
It was hardest to teleport a living being. Sending treasures was relatively much easier. Like previously, Ancestor Desert had sent both him and Ancestor Devil to the Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World. Ancestor Desert only asked if Ancestor Devil had brought along any other subordinates of it without asking about his treasures. This was because treasures were dead, and they were relatively easy to send over.
“The original copy of “Dark World”, as agreed upon by you and Forefather Quan Miao, has been learned by Forefather Quan Miao already. That party had also forked out the 235 Origin World Rocks. You still have to pay 266 Origin World Rocks on your end.” Pavilion Master Yu Qi said.
“I’ll sell all these treasures away.” Xue Ying said before passing the storage wristband over to Pavilion Master Yu Qi.
Pavilion Master Yu Qi inspected it after taking: “Alright, in a while, I’ll pass to Elder Dong Bo 119 Origin World Rocks in a bit.”
A warped spatial passage suddenly appeared in front of them.
A black book flew out from the passage. It gradually landed in the array before the passage soon dissipated.
Xue Ying’s eyes brightened and went up to take this book immediately. This black metallic cast book had two distorted words on its surface. They meant ‘Dark World’, and naturally, it contained an illusory realm. The book even had black fog rolling about, and those with weaker souls might just be immersed into it.
He slowly read through the book.
The words on the book immediately turned into seals that flew towards Xue Ying. They were entering the mind of Xue Ying.
This was an absolute art which had not been completed. That outstanding Unity realm expert had clearly illustrated ‘Dark World’ from the beginning. He wanted to create three great killing moves for the “Dark World”. The first style allowed the user to pass through the fifth level Star Pagoda, and the second to pass through the sixth. According to plan, there should be a third style which allowed the cultivator to get through the seventh level of Star Pagoda.
With the pride of the Dark World Master, he wanted to reach the limits of Unity realm in history–to get through the seventh level Star Pagoda as a Unity realm expert!
And the first two styles had been completed and recorded in the book. But the third style had not been recorded. That year, the creator had not created an even more formidable killing move before dying.
The first style of “Dark World” was ‘Dark Bubble’. It created a world that engulfed the enemy before swiftly turning small. It would turn small instantaneously. A huge world with the enemy encompassed within before turning small was just like a bubble trapping the enemy. But this bubble contained the energy of a world, and a world created for the sake of explosion. With a thought, this world would soon explode! With the destruction of the entire world, all living beings within the world would be exterminated too. Its power was extremely horrifying.
And the second style of the “Dark World” was the ‘Sky Punishment Edge’. This world was created in the form of a ‘blade edge’. The Sky Punishment Edge would descend from the illusory realm abruptly. Most enemies could barely dodge it and would be killed by this blade! The Dark World Master would stand at his original position before sending a ‘Sky Punishment Edge’ down from nothingness! It would be used against the enemy, and with just this move, he had become famous across the five great sacred worlds, allowing him to be comparable with Primal Chaos realm giants at the Unity realm level.
It’s a pity he did not have the time to create the third style before dying.