Chapter 873: Being Weak is a Crime?
Beneath was a tribe that lived amidst the mountain valleys. There were several tens of thousands of people in the tribe, with a total of three True Gods, and more than a thousand World Deities. The others were all Deities and Transcendents.
This was a remarkably ordinary tribe living on the Nine Cloud Great Land, but at this moment, the entire tribe was in deathly stillness. All the living beings were either standing or sitting. Some were even clutching on to roasted meat… it did not seem like there were any injuries on them, but their eyes were dimmed; their souls had been extinguished.
Xue Ying’s perception of the surrounding was truly acute. He was able to sense the strands of hex poison aura permeating in the surrounding. This was the hex poison which ‘Qi Wu Palace Master’ specialized in.
Even though it was only a slight aura, True God Rulers would die immediately from it. If Qi Wu Palace Master deliberately released the hex poison, even ordinary Void God Unity realm experts could not survive.
“Brother Dong Bo, are you pitying them?” Devil Sword Guest stared at the tribe and casually laughed, “It was all because of Qi Wu Palace Master when he acted against me without controlling the hex poison aura. As a result, it affected this tribe. That’s the woe of being weak. Just a single aftershock from the poison and all of them died! But since Qi Wu Palace Master is dead, it could be said that this tribe has been avenged.”
Xue Ying looked at the laughter on Devil Sword Guest, yet he felt uneasy.
Xue Ying could even perceive the signs of battle left behind in the void. Following along the signs: “Let us go to another location and have a look.” Saying that, he brought Devil Sword Guest in direct teleportation.
Over at another location.
There was a village which was located by the side of a lake. This village was hidden amongst lush vegetation, and one could not spot it from afar. This peaceful and quiet village contained many living beings, yet all of them had lost their aura.
Xue Ying looked below coldly.
“This is also another village being affected.” Devil Sword Guest shook his head, “To Qi Wu Palace Master, he would not care about other lives.”
Xue Ying brought Devil Sword Guest, following along the vestiges towards another location.
Over at another location…
It was another gathering point that had been affected by the aftermath of the battle.
Looking through many of the other locations…
Devil Sword Guest was still explaining at the start, but over time, he began frowning and felt unpleasant: ‘What is this Elder Dong Bo Xue Ying of Great Void Heaven Temple trying to do? He is bringing me along teleporting to the different regions where the weak little ants were affected by the battle? Hmph.’
Because Xue Ying had saved his life, and secondly, Xue Ying killed Qi Wu Palace Master in such a short period, showing that he had a combat strength which made him wary.
Thus, Devil Sword Guest could only endure the resentment in his heart.
“Devil Sword Guest.” Xue Ying stood in midair looking down at the tribes living in the mountain beneath him. He coldly said, “Do you not have anything to say?”
“What do I have to say?” Devil Sword Guest chuckled, “Ai, it is indeed pitiable that they died. Qi Wu Palace Master is savage enough. But since he has died, it is quite worth it for these tribes to die along with someone at the higher up of Ancient Sacred Religion.”
“Worth it?” Xue Ying looked at Devil Sword Guest, “To those who died, it was in vain.”
Devil Sword Guest frowned: “Elder Dong Bo, what are you implying?”
Xue Ying said with a low voice, “Qi Wu Palace Master pursued after you. You have been fleeing all along… the world is big, and there are big swathes of desolate wilderness, mountains, and lakes. You could have escaped to many other places, so why not avoid these tribes?”
Devil Sword Guest could not tear through a space passage. He could only teleport through short distances.
Every time he teleported, he could easily perceive what was happening on the other end of his destination.
“As long as you slightly take the effort to avoid those tribes, the battle would not have affected them.” Xue Ying asked, “But you did not do such a thing.”
Devil Sword Guest was stunned. His frowning expression turned even uglier: “Elder Dong Bo, you have saved me, but it is because I brought out Origin World Rocks for it. I believe that the Great Void Heaven Temple will also reward you with contribution points. Aren’t they just ants who have been affected by the battle? And it is also because of Qi Wu Palace Master! You, are you targeting me now and deliberately embarrassing me?”
Xue Ying heard the word ‘ants’, and could not help but understand what the other party thought of.
“The world is big, and there are few places where people live in.” Xue Ying continued, “But you have seemingly chosen those gathering places of the tribes as you are escaping.”
Devil Sword Guest’s expression turned sullen. He sneered: “I was escaping, and trying to survive. Why would I still have the energy to care about these ants? Alright. I no longer have the mood to continue quibbling with you. Many thanks for saving me this time. But I think we should part here right now!”
Devil Sword Guest directly teleported away.
Xue Ying watched as Devil Sword Guest disappeared.
No energy to care about these ants?
Xue Ying could deduce right from the start that Devil Sword Guest did not care about the beings of these tribes. He did not care even if they died! But since so many tribes had been affected by the battle, Devil Sword Guest must have been doing it on purpose! It might be because he hoped to meet some expert living within the tribes. Since the hex poison aura of Qi Wu Palace Master had affected these weaker beings, if there were indeed an expert staying within, he would come out and stop Qi Wu Palace Master. By then, Devil Sword Guest would have hopes of surviving!
“Being weak is a crime?” Xue Ying muttered to himself.
To the experts like Devil Sword Guest, those weaker ones were ants. He did not care about them.
‘Even though I pity them, and am angry towards Devil Guest Sword, I do not feel murderous.’ Xue Ying thought.
Devil Sword Guest was a member of the Blade Emperor City.
Of the five great sacred worlds! Even though the three great sacred worlds were faintly teaming up against the two great religions, the three great sacred worlds were not really united.
Firstly, the ‘Myriad Ancient Sacred World’ was being governed by Ancestor Sorcerer and World Ancestor. Both Ancestor Sorcerer and World Ancestor were both ranked at the front of the final realm existences. They belittled the Eastern Unicorn Sacred World and Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World. And the relationship between Eastern Unicorn Sacred World and Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World was excellent. Luo City Lord had only constructed a total of six Star Pagodas which were given to the six holy grounds within the two sacred worlds. Naturally, only ‘Ancestor Bone’ did not get the Star Pagoda. One could see that he was being ostracised within the Eastern Unicorn Sacred World.
The relationship between the six holy grounds of Eastern Unicorn Sacred World and Seven Star Oceanic Sacred World was like one block of iron plate! Of which the strongest amongst them would be the Blade Emperor! Blade Emperor was on a comparable level with Ancestor Sorcerer, World Ancestor, and Ancestor Mother.
‘Devil Sword Guest is, after all, a core member of the Blade Emperor City.’
‘If they were from the Ancient Sacred Religion or Ancestor Mother Religion, it would be fine for me to kill them. But Devil Sword Guest is someone I can’t easily act against.’
Just like Xue Ying who was an Inner Hall Elder of the Great Void Heaven Temple, Blade Emperor City and other similar organization would not act against Xue Ying even if they were angry towards him. Otherwise, it would be slapping the face of the Great Void Heaven Temple! Usually for great feuds, one would have to report upwards and let the highest level of the organization handle the punishments.
‘Furthermore, deep in my heart, I only feel that Devil Sword Guest is too cold and cruel, and not that he should die.’ Xue Ying sighed. That was the reality.
The powerful cultivators had cultivated for many billions of years.
He, Xue Ying, had cultivated for only tens of billions of years and was considered quite young.
Over a long period, many loved ones and relatives would no longer exist. Thus, during cultivation, some might be extreme, callous and ruthless. If one had a great demand on the conduct of cultivators, more than half of the cultivators in the three sacred worlds would likely be pushed onto the opposing end, and by then, the ‘Sacred Master’ of Ancient Sacred Religion could have won the war easily!
Going against the Ancient Sacred Religion should be the most important task! The moment Sacred Master ruled over a region, everyone would have to have absolute loyalty to him. This ‘belief’ was unlike the one within Xue Ying’s hometown cosmos which was considered to be free-will belief. It was unlike a belief that came from the soul of weaker followers of the Ancestor Mother Religion. Instead, it was an imprint on the soul, ensuring absolute loyalty to Sacred Master!
For the sake of Sacred Master, it was possible for one to sacrifice himself. He could even sacrifice his loved ones and friends and would no longer have an independent will. This was something powerful cultivators could not accept.
‘Great Void Heaven Temple, Blade Emperor City, and other super organizations have their own rules. The wicked associations who massacred others will have to be killed without pardon. As for those like Devil Sword Guest, he has merely caused the deaths of others via the shockwaves from the battle… and it is still far from violating the rules.’ Xue Ying shook his head. Even final realm existences had set down strict rules for the sake of ensuring fairness across all parties. And that was within the acceptable region of experts like Ancestor Devil.
Xue Ying teleported once again.
“Sou sou sou.”
He teleported time after time, following along the vestiges of the void to visit other places affected by the battle. All areas where Qi Wu Palace Master and Devil Sword Guest had been to during the pursuit did not have any fortuitous being who survived.