Chapter 853: The Treasure Cove of Monarch Nine Cloud
Xue Ying was not in a rush. He tore through the void and returned back leisurely.
‘Sky Sword Mountain.’ Xue Ying appeared from nothingness. Right in front of him was the Sky Sword Mountain. Currently, the entire place looked ravaged. Many places were still burning with flames. Even though the war had ended, Sky Sword Mountain still suffered from huge losses. Even their Daoist Elder had died, along with many peak masters, worshippers, elders, and disciples.
Xue Ying’s figure flashed. He arrived at the peak of a mountain. Here gathered a group of experts. They were currently protecting that black-robed middle-aged male seated cross-legged in the center.
“Senior.” A sweet-sounding voice was heard.
Xue Ying looked over. It was that red-robed girl.
“Many thanks, senior for acting.” This red-robed girl Yi Zi thanked him profusely, “This junior still believed that senior would not act after leaving us. Now that I think back… it should be that senior isn’t willing to bring us along since we will only encumber senior.”
“No need for thanks. Your sect master has agreed to give me treasures. It is perfectly logical for me to act.” Xue Ying casually replied.
Many of those present were still filled with gratitude to him.
Treasures? Even if they were more precious, they were still external materials! If they died, the treasures would be useless even if they had more. For Xue Ying to save their Sky Sword Mountain during that circumstance was not about saving their sect master, but saving the entire sect!
“This junior is called Violet Rain, and how should we call senior?” Yi Zi asked. Violet Rain was her title, and Yi Zi was her actual name. Usually, only those close to her would call her by her actual name.
“Flying Snow.” Xue Ying casually answered.
“Senior Flying Snow, this junior wonders if Flying Snow has succeeded in pursuing that Blaze Valley Master?” Yi Zi asked.
“He is already dead.” Xue Ying directly commented.
All the higher-ups of Sky Sword Mountain felt excited when they heard that. Blaze Valley Master was dead? The valley master of the Blaze Valley and vice-valley master were both dead. The remaining few were not worthy of being worried of. Most likely, the escaping disciples of Blaze Valley would not dare to stay in their old base and would be swiftly escaping for their lives. It seemed that the ‘Blaze Valley’ which had been fighting with their Sky Sword Mountain for years had been exterminated!
“Senior is really amazing to kill the Blaze Valley Master. This junior believes that senior’s name will soon spread across the land.” Yi Zi flattered him. Her eyes brightened. This senior in front of her was at the same level as her father. With his ability, he could become an overlord in the Nine Cloud Great Land. Such a great expert must be pulled closer.
For instance, they could join his sect and for her to acknowledge him as her teacher. That would be even better!
Right as many thoughts formed in the mind of Yi Zi, the black-robed middle-aged man who was busy suppressing the soul poison opened his eyes. He looked towards Xue Ying saying, “Brother Flying Snow, are you able to help me remove this soul poison?”
Xue Ying was stunned. He answered, “Sky Sword Sect Master, aren’t you worried that I might make use of the opportunity to scheme against you?”
“With Brother Flying Snow’s power, who here can block you from killing me?” Sky Sword Sect Master added, “This Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison is too ruthless. Previously, for the sake of battling, I’ve let the poison penetrate deeper into my soul. Currently, I no longer have the confidence of suppressing it. Thus, I do hope to ask Brother Flying Snow for help.”
“I’ll attempt it.” Xue Ying nodded. The other people immediately let way.
Xue Ying walked over to the side of the Sky Sword Sect Master before sitting down cross-legged. He extended his hand onto the shoulder of the Sky Sword Sect Master. At that moment, he sent many ripples into his body. Sky Sword Sect Master did not stop them at all.
These ripples permeated into the consciousness of Sky Sword Sect Master and enveloped around the soul of Sky Sword Sect Master.
“So severe?” Xue Ying was slightly astonished.
The soul of Sky Sword Sect Master had already been permeated by large amounts of Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison. They were so dense that it looked akin to arteries and veins, covering the soul. Without Xue Ying, the Sky Sword Sect Master could indeed not suppress the poison… besides, it was too difficult to travel on the Nine Cloud Great Land. He would not have the time to find an appropriate antidote and would thus die.
“Brother Flying Snow can act regardless you want.” Sky Sword Sect Master added.
“Mn.” Xue Ying was cautious. He sent many strands of ripples into the soul of the other party.
Reaching the realm of Sky Sword Sect Master, his soul was extremely powerful. Even if it were cut into ten parts with nine being extinguished, he would only suffer from a minor injury! Thus, the ripples permeating into the soul of Sky Sword Sect Master did not inflict great wounds on him. It was only that the ‘Silver Silk Soul-Leading Poison’ had entirely penetrated into his soul, and expelling it was extremely arduous.
“Chi chi chi.” Xue Ying’s Plate Ripple Diagram gave him precise control over the ripples. He began restricting the silver silk.
As he was helping the other party expel the soul poison, Xue Ying was also stealthily displaying his secret technique.
Because he had large amounts of ripples permeating into the soul of Sky Sword Sect Master, the other party did not suspect him at all. His soul did not have any reaction.
‘He isn’t a follower of the two great religions.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘But that’s right too. According to the intelligence reports, there should be very few followers of the two religion amongst native experts. For me to discover Blaze Valley Valley Master and the vice-master to be followers is a great fortune for me. If the Sky Sword Mountain Sect Master is a follower too, then things will be too coincidental.’
Searching for followers was a very troublesome task.
Firstly, those at the level of Blaze Valley Master and Sky Sword Sect Master were at the fourth level Star Pagoda level. It was impossible for him to inspect their souls stealthily! He had to injure the other party heavily and seal the other party’s power completely, and only when the other party could not retaliate could he utilize the secret technique on him! But this way, if an expert suddenly popped out on the Nine Cloud Great Land acting against all the overlord across the different regions… it would arouse suspicion on his identity! Once the two great religions noticed him, he would not be able to stay on the Nine Cloud Great Land anymore.
Secondly, if such important followers died, the religion would immediately know! They would check out what had happened.
Like the current event where Blaze Valley Master took the initiative to attack the Sky Sword Mountain, and for Sky Sword Mountain to have an expert helping them to kill Blaze Valley Master made it look normal.
If an unfamiliar expert suddenly attacked Blaze Valley, killing the Blaze Valley Master…
Killing one was fine. But if there were a day when he killed another important follower, the religion would certainly suspect him since they had to pay a great deal of price to bring a follower up to the fourth level Star Pagoda strength. If a follower at the lower level died, it did not matter much. But at the fourth level Star Pagoda strength, each and every one of such followers was important, and even beyond normal sacred emissaries.
‘I have to be careful when dealing with the battle between the two great religions and the three great sacred worlds.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘I can’t be too brazen. Instead, I must act according to the circumstances.’
Like this time, he had eliminated Blaze Valley Master according to the circumstances.
The soul poison of Sky Sword Sect Master was very troublesome, but Xue Ying cultivated the strongest domain absolute art of the Great Void Heaven Temple. If he were to put all his strength in, he could expel the poison in the time taken to brew a cup of tea. But he was very patient in spending half a month to slowly completely expel the soul poison from the body of Sky Sword Sect Master.
As they left the cultivation room, there was a group of Sky Sword Mountain higher-ups waiting outside. That young woman Yi Zi was also standing outside.
“Hahaha, with Brother Flying Snow’s help, I’ve already completely expelled that soul poison, hahaha…” Sky Sword Sect Master let out peals of laughter.
“Congratulations sect master, congratulations sect master.” All the higher-ups of Sky Sword Sect present were extremely excited because the Sky Sword Sect Master was the central pillar of the entire sect. That time, he was the one who created this sect. Furthermore, the Dao Elder had died in battle. If the sect master died because of the soul poison, the sect would not have a single expert at the peak Unity realm. That would mean the division of the Sky Sword Sect.
“Congratulations father, many thanks Senior Flying Snow.” Miss Yi Zi said.
“Haha, everyone, please withdraw now. I have some matter to talk to Brother Flying Snow. Yi Zi, prepare some good food.” Sky Sword Sect Master ordered. Letting the daughter of the sect master to personally prepare the food and serve Xue Ying shows how much importance the sect master was paying Xue Ying.
Very soon, the other people had retreated from the courtyard.
Xue Ying was seated opposite the Sky Sword Sect Master.
“Brother Flying Snow, this saving grace is something which I could hardly repay.” Sky Sword Sect Master sighed with sorrow. This time, their sect had almost reached its doom when everything had been transformed.
“I might be able to help Brother Flying Snow only with the treasure cove of Monarch Nine Cloud.” Sky Sword Sect Master continued.
“Monarch Nine Cloud’s treasure cove?” Xue Ying was startled.
“You haven’t checked through the treasures left behind by Blaze Valley Master?” Sky Sword Sect Master felt suspicious.
“After killing him, I had been helping you expel the soul poison, so I did not have the time to inspect through his items.” Xue Ying said. Saying that, he brought out a storage wristband and directly refined it. There were many items within it, and Xue Ying soon found something which he wanted to–that was a very unique gold hairpin.
Xue Ying flipped his hand, causing this gold hairpin to appear in it.
‘The treasure cove of Monarch Nine Cloud.’ Xue Ying thought. His eyes brightened.
Monarch Nine Cloud.
He was a very famous Cosmos God from the primitive Ancient Sacred World. His power was ranked even at the front of the final realm existences. But during the final battle which led to the breakdown of the primitive Ancient Sacred World, Monarch Nine Cloud had been grievously injured, and he died soon after. Clearly, his injuries were too heavy and strictly speaking, he had died in the hands of the sacred master.
That time when the primitive Ancient Sacred World had shattered, Monarch Nine Cloud’s injuries were too heavy, and he knew he would die.
Thus, before dying, he had flown deep into the primal chaos void and arrived at this Nine Cloud Great Land. He then constructed a total of 16 treasure coves on this land! Furthermore, he threw out 30 gold hairpins on the Nine Cloud Great Land and publicized the information–
As long as one got five gold hairpins, he could activate the array and be teleported into one of the treasure coves!
Only Void Gods could enter, and only five could enter at once!
After every teleportation, the gold hairpins would be dispersed back to the Nine Cloud Great Land.
Hence, over the long period, because there were a total of 30 gold hairpins and many had gathered five gold hairpins, quite a few experts were entering. There were even Primal Chaos realm experts who entered. But even with 16 treasure coves, it was tough to completely gather all treasures from any one of them. Usually, most could only acquire part of the treasures. Over the long period of entering time after time, the majority half of the 16 treasure coves should have been emptied, but the gold hairpins were still around, representing the fact that there were still treasures!
This was ultimately a final realm existence who ranked in the forefront during the early period of the primitive Ancient Sacred World.
Comparing strength, he was much stronger than even the Void Primogenitor and Forefather Tian Yu.
“You actually knew that the Blaze Valley Master has a gold hairpin too?” Xue Ying was shocked as he looked at Sky Sword Sect Master.
“That year, the previous Blaze Valley Master and I discovered two gold hairpins at the same time.” Sky Sword Sect Master said, “We agreed to each take one hairpin. But just after dividing them, he suddenly ambushed me. Even though I did not have the intention to do so, I was still on guard! That battle eventually led to his death, though it was a fierce battle. During the process of escaping, he had hidden that gold hairpin. Even though I was able to kill him eventually, I did not find the gold hairpin. I’m guessing that he should have hidden it in a location before informing his disciple. After the previous Blaze Valley Master died, the Blaze Valley became an arch enemy of the Sky Sword Mountain.”
“These are just two hairpins. I would need five before they could allow me to activate the teleportation isn’t it.” Xue Ying said. He naturally desired to have the treasure cove too!
What was the reason for coming to the Nine Cloud Great Land? Naturally for the treasures! For the sake of exchanging a ‘Scarlet Cloud Pomegranate Core’ to help Jing Qiu and Yu’er, it should suffice if he would acquire part of the treasures left behind by a Cosmos God.