Chapter 874: My Heart as the World
Xue Ying was traveling around the Nine Cloud Great Land. His domain covered a sufficiently large area as he observed all sorts of gratitude and grudges happening.
For instance, two tribes were fighting each other for the sake of a precious treasure which formed recently.
There were also devils who massacred millions gathered at certain regions to cultivate a wicked art. Xue Ying had spotted a single devil seated on top of countless corpses with resentment gathered in the region. When Xue Ying discovered this as he traveled along the spatial passage, he did not hesitate to enclose the other party with his Plate Ripple Diagram.
Under the Plate Ripple Diagram domain, that devil swung his hand in panic and wanted to escape. But he was barely at the second level Star Pagoda strength, and he could not retaliate against Xue Ying.
He was eventually suppressed to death by the many ripples.
“Hmph.” Xue Ying continued traveling along the Nine Cloud Great Land.
Seeing many of the scenes made Xue Ying feel an emotional turmoil.
“Ah, Young Master Fu Yi?”
“Young Master, you are back?”
“Void God? Young Master has become a Void God?”
Xue Ying stood high in the sky watching the imperial cities below. The person with the highest status within this city was at the Unity realm. Anyone who was a Void God would be someone with a high status in this nation. The return of this teenager made the entire clan restless. The emergence of a Void God had significantly boosted the standing of this clan.
Xue Ying watched silently. He observed for a total of three days.
He saw how this young master became one of the National Protection Elders under the ‘king’, and how the status of his clan had been significantly boosted. The clan also occupied a territory ten times bigger than previously; the resources the members of the clan got also increased considerably.
“One person protects a race.” Xue Ying softly muttered, “Killing others for the sake of treasures, killing others for the sake of vengeance, killing others for the sake of cultivation. The devils kill because they are in a good mood. If they are in a bad mood, they kill others too… and the most unfortunate ones are always the weak. Even a strand of the shockwave from the battle between experts could easily snuff them off.”
“If the experts were willing, one person could easily protect the entire race.”
“If one only cared about oneself, coldly observing as the weak got massacred… allowing the devils to act wantonly, allowing the cultivators cultivating the devour-class system to devour others, all the weaker cultivators across the primal chaos void and five great sacred worlds would likely face extinction.” Xue Ying muttered.
If everyone were to watch with their arms folded, caring only about themselves, the outcome would be the extinction of the weak.
Xue Ying continued visiting various places.
He spent a total of about three years traveling through the Nine Cloud Great Land.
Space began distorting. Xue Ying took a step before entering this distorted void. He had left the Nine Cloud Great Land.
Over at his hometown cosmos.
Xue Ying appeared outside the Black Fog Sea Monarch Dong Bo residence.
He saw his wife within the residence enjoying tea by herself. There was a sharp god sword placed on the table too. Jing Qiu was frequently cultivating sword nowadays.
Dong Bo Yu and Qing Yao were both within the residence as well. They were currently tampering themselves in their respective cultivation rooms.
Xue Ying’s consciousness covered every single part of the entire cosmos.
The material realm, the Dark Abyss, the Deity World, and countless beings were under the observation of Xue Ying. He was familiar with some of them, and some were even good friends. But many more were strangers.
There were squeaking children, teenagers who were cultivating diligently since young, licentious rich princes and white-haired old men and granny. Other than these ordinary mortals, there were many more cultivators… they comprehended the laws of the world and their profound mysteries. They were moving forward on the road of cultivation…
‘None should dare think of destroying all these.’ Xue Ying thought.
During the three years of thoughtful observation at the Nine Cloud Great Land, Xue Ying had even rushed over along the fluctuations formed by ripples. He had seen too many battles, with large numbers of tribes being exterminated… some of these battles had already reached the end when he arrived.
Thus, when he returned to his hometown, he was also worried that his hometown would encounter such situations.
Even though the cosmos was stable, it could also be destroyed. For instance, Primal Chaos realm giants who were slightly stronger than usual could easily destroy a cosmos.
There were all sorts of danger present…
Even the primitive Ancient Sacred World had once been destroyed. That caused the extinction of almost all beings living in the primitive Ancient Sacred World.
‘Those who have the strength should step out.’ The eyes of Xue Ying let out a light.
‘Even if the weak is guilty, it shouldn’t be punishable by death!’
‘Because every expert had once been weak. They also had to grow up step by step.’
‘The weak has to be protected.’
‘And the experts must step out for this purpose.’ Xue Ying looked at the vast starry sky. His consciousness enveloped the countless beings, ‘If the experts do not step out? Then who will?’
‘Those with strength are responsible.’
‘They are responsible for protecting the weak.’
Xue Ying’s current heart realm was undergoing a transformation.
In the past, he felt that it was right to be independent and care only about himself. But now, his thinking had changed. When he saw the predetermined path taken by Devil Sword Guest as he escaped, leading to the death of countless beings, and how Devil Sword Guest did not care about that, Xue Ying felt emotionally moved. During the past three years of observation, it made his heart more resolute. He was more assured of his own beliefs and values!
If the experts cared only about themselves, the world would be doomed!
Those who were strong… had a great responsibility of stepping out!
‘Maybe my strength might be limited, but there will also be a day when I can raise the heaven by myself. For now, this heaven is quite small, but it is sufficient for me to protect many beings.’ Xue Ying thought.
Above the sky of Black Fog Sea.
Xue Ying stood there watching the starry sky. The surface of his body began emitting light. This was a light originating from his soul.
A layer of golden robe gradually condensed out. This robe was condensed naturally from the soul light. The surface of the robe contained many patterns, and profound mysteries were inherent within. This robe was also called the ‘Daoist Robe’, a robe that was condensed from an extremely high law.
Those located in the Monarch residence–Jing Qiu, Dong Bo Yu, Qing Yao, and even those who were temporarily staying here reading through the books like Bloodshed God-Emperor, Chi Qiu Bai, Paragon Huo Cheng and others could not help but look upwards. Even though there was some hindrance from the structures, they could still see that figure which appeared in the starry sky without having to utilize any techniques.
There was a figure garbed in a Daoist Robe emanating a warm light on the surface of his body.
The light was not as dazzling, yet it existed everywhere! It reflected across all the souls of every single being. Bloodshed God-Emperor and others had seen it too.
“Father?” Dong Bo Yu, Qing Yao, and others had clearly perceived the appearance of this figure.
Monarch Green, Primal Master, Purgatory Ruler, Temporal Island Lord, and others might be at their territory, and were located very far away; nonetheless, they were able to perceive that figure situated in the starry sky emitting a dazzling light.
World Deities, Deities, Transcendents, ordinary mortals and even those from the Beast Clan. Every single living being across the entire cosmos had seen that figure situated in the starry sky. That figure seemed to be emanating boundless light with a Daoist Robe covering his body. The weaker the being, the harder it was for them to perceive the appearance of Xue Ying.
“Garbed in a Daoist Robe, emitting boundless light.” Bloodshed God-Emperor looked upwards. He mumbled with slight shock, “This is the so-called third level of heart realm, ‘My Heart as the World’?”
That was a legend.
Across many epochs of this cosmos, there had only been two who had achieved this realm. One was Swordmaster, and the other was Ancestor Devil. But now, there was finally a third being who had achieved it.