Chapter 854: Can’t Unleash It?
he Sky Sword Sect Master was about to speak when young lady Yi Zi came over with delicious food and good wine. She had even personally poured the wine for Xue Ying: “Senior Flying Snow, this is wine which I personally brewed, called ‘Sword Rain’. Usually, I would only let father enjoy it.” Saying that, she passed a glass to Xue Ying.
Xue Ying chuckled as he took a sip. He knew after drinking that the value of this wine was not that high since he had tasted many top-graded wines before at the Great Void Heaven Temple.
But the taste of this wine was relatively rich, and it would cause the drinker to feel a warmth in their bodies; he even had the feeling of entering an illusory realm.
“Interesting.” Xue Ying praised.
“My daughter is quite talented in brewing wine. It is just that her cultivation talent is slightly weaker and has barely entered the Void God level after crossing through many bumpy roads.” The Sky Sword Sect Master mentioned.
Xue Ying softly nodded after hearing that: “She is not bad already. Those who could become True Gods will have eternal life and can stay forever with her partners. That will suffice.” Xue Ying’s own wife and son were stuck at the stage four World Deity realm and were not even True Gods. That was also the biggest knot in his heart currently.
“That’s right. It is sufficient for them to live eternally with their companions.” The Sky Sword Sect Master sighed as he spoke. After cultivating for a long period, he only had his daughter left with him.
“Yi Zi, you should go back first.” The Sky Sword Sect Master ordered.
“Yes, father.” The young woman Yi Zi obediently left.
The courtyard was left with just the two of them. Only then did Sky Sword Sect Master say: “In order to enter the treasure coves of Monarch Nine Cloud, there is a need to gather five gold hairpins. You and I have a total of two only… I have a good friend who told me that he knows a cultivator with the third gold hairpin. Naturally, he did not tell me who that cultivator is. But as long as we are able to get two more hairpins, it is possible for us to team up with him.”
“Team up?” Xue Ying frowned, “Will we be backstabbed if we meet? Who knows if any Primal Chaos realm giant are searching for the gold hairpin as well in the dark.”
Sky Sword Sect Master chuckled, “If we meet, we will definitely meet in the city constructed by Ancestor Pure One. The closest one from here is called the ‘Pure Resistance City’. Within Pure Resistance City, even Primal Chaos realm existences would not dare to act wantonly. Even the Primal Chaos realm giants from the three great sacred worlds and two great religions would not dare to offend Ancestor Pure One.”
“Mn.” Xue Ying nodded.
The Nine Cloud Great Land…
The true owner of this land was ultimately Ancestor Pure One! He might not be willing to enter the war between the two superpowers, but he wasn’t too willing to watch this ‘Nine Cloud Great Land’ where he was staying at be destroyed by the two superpowers. That was why he set down so many rules.
For instance, it was forbidden to construct any spatial arrays at all! That made communication across various places on Nine Cloud Great Land difficult.
And also, he had built a total of 12 cities dispersed across the Nine Cloud Great Land. Every city contained an array which he constructed personally and an incarnation which he left there to guard the place! The incarnation of a Cosmos God… under most circumstances, would not be able to kill the true body of a Primal Chaos realm giant. But with the help of the arrays, things would be different.
These 12 cities all contained arrays constructed by the ancestor. And thus, the incarnation of Ancestor Pure One was unparalleled within.
Furthermore, he had also set a strict rule–forbidding Primal Chaos realm existences from entering the cities!
The purpose of constructing the cities was to leave behind a pure land to allow experts who were not willing to fight to cultivate peacefully.
“If you are willing, how about I inform that good friend of mine?” Sky Sword Sect Master said.
“Alright. I’ll naturally be going to the treasure coves of Monarch Nine Cloud if I could.” Xue Ying said.
“Haha, this is something all cultivators on our Nine Cloud Great Land desire.” Sky Sword Sect Master chuckled before sending his transmission. Just a while later, he added, “The other side has agreed. We will meet at Pure Resistance City! Some amongst them stay within the city itself, and some lives quite close. It is estimated that the furthest cultivator would reach in about 50 million years. We would spend slightly longer–about 80 million years to reach. Brother Flying Snow… for the sake of safety, we should travel there separately. This way, it’ll be safer for both you and me.”
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded.
He understood the vigilance of the other party.
As long as they travel to their destinations separately, then only they knew what paths they took to get there. It would be impossible for the enemies to plan and ambush them.
“The journey is far. I’ll set off tomorrow.” Xue Ying said.
“I would take about 80 million years to reach, so you don’t have to be in such a hurry.” Sky Sword Sect Master said. He still wanted his daughter to get closer to this expert. If she could join the sect of the other party, it would be even better. After all, hearing from her daughter, the other party had just left closed-door cultivation after breaking through. Who knew if the other party could still improve further, reaching the stage where he would be unparalleled across all Unity realm experts.
That was at the fifth level of Star Pagoda level, and also an absolutely high level of power in the holy grounds of the three great sacred worlds. They would be able to sweep their way across all existences Even in the Nine Cloud Great Land as long as no Primal Chaos giant came.
Even if he did not improve further, he was comparable in strength to Sky Sword Sect Master and had also saved him before.
“I’ve just exited closed-door cultivation not too long ago, so I would like to make good use of this chance to have a walk.” Xue Ying said.
“So it is like this. That’s good too. Then I’ll not hold Brother Flying Snow back any longer.” Sky Sword Sect Master chuckled, “By then, we will meet at the Pure Resistance City and enter the treasure coves of Monarch Nine Cloud together.”
On the next day, Xue Ying bid farewell and left. Miss Yi Zi was slightly unwilling to part as she stood on the Sky Sword Mountain. She admired and was grateful to Xue Ying, and wanted to take him as a teacher. It’s a pity that Xue Ying left too quickly.
In the following days, Xue Ying traveled around many places on the Nine Cloud Great Land.
He was enjoying the scenery left on the remnant piece of the ‘primitive Ancient Sacred World’. He would occasionally sit down cross-legged on the desolate plain to cultivate. When he met certain evil, like a devil who devoured an entire village, Xue Ying would unhesitantly act. He would check the soul of the other party before killing him! And if he felt like it… he would give the occasional pointers to the brats living here.
In the blink of an eye, 50 million years had passed.
On top of a group of mountains.
The white-robed Xue Ying walked out from a wooden house. He frowned: ‘I’ve grasped the all the profoundness of the second style of “Dark World”, but I just can’t unleash the move. Why is that so?’
He cultivated for a total of 18 billion years within the Palace Hall of Time. He had cultivated both the “13 Apocalyptic Swords ” and “Plate Ripple Diagram” to the fifth Star Pagoda level combat power. He had even reached the fifth apocalyptic sword, simplifying it to create the new version of “Fish Dragon Kill”… as for the Dao of Mirage which he had the greatest talent in, Xue Ying had long comprehended all the profound mysteries behind the second style of Dark World, the ‘Sky Punishment Edge’. But he just could not unleash the technique.
He had even altered and perfected the first style ‘Dark Bubble’ to make it more appropriate for himself.
Currently, he had spent 50 million years traveling around this Nine Cloud Great Land, yet he did not relax in his cultivation.
‘What is happening?’
‘I’ve clear comprehended the Sky Punishment Edge move. I no longer have any perplexities in it, yet I just can’t display it. ‘Xue Ying felt uncomfortable, ‘I’ve simplified the fifth apocalyptic sword and also comprehended quite a few parts of the sixth apocalyptic sword. Judging by this speed, I might comprehend the sixth apocalyptic sword before even unleashing the ‘Sky Punishment Edge’.’
Like the absolute arts of Great Void Heaven Temple, he could use the move the moment he comprehended it!
But despite understanding the second style of Dark World, he could not unleash the technique. That Dark World Master did not explain why this is so in the absolute art he left behind.
‘Unless I misunderstood something? Impossible. With my attainments in the Dao of Mirage, it is impossible for me to make such a low-level mistake.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘There must be a certain issue somewhere.’
‘Time for me to travel.’
‘To the Pure Resistance City.’
Xue Ying extended his senses. There were no other cultivators within the 150 million kilometers around him.
He waved his hand.
A huge 33-meters diameter distorting time-space maelstrom formed in front of him. Xue Ying took a step before entering it. He entered the time-space vortex and went on his journey!
The Nine Cloud Great Land was ultimately too big. The ‘Sky Sword Mountain’ which the Sky Sword Sect Master chose to set would naturally be closer to one of the cities constructed by Ancestor Pure One. It was really considered quite close already since Sky Sword Sect Master could reach the Pure Resistance City in 80 million years.
But Xue Ying was traveling using the time-space vortex. That was entirely different.
Just 300 years later.
Xue Ying appeared in a place of desolate land stealthily. He then tore through the void and flew for the time taken to a cup of tea before seeing a majestic and ancient city. This city was covered in rainbow lights above it–that was the light formed from the array covering it.
“Sou.” Xue Ying turned into a stream of light before flying through the city doors. He took a few steps after landing by the city doors and entered through the revolving array. Being a Unity realm expert, he was not denied by this array constructed by the Cosmos God from entering.