Chapter 891: Black Emperor
Xue Ying was clear that with his attainments in the Dao of Mirage and the ‘Vermillion Nightmare inheritance’ which a senior had created, only then could he reach the Vermillion Nightmare sixth transformation so easily. Even though he spent over five million years pushing another cultivation system all the way to the ‘fifth level Star Pagoda strength’, this short period was not worth mentioning against the eternal life of cultivators.
‘It’ll be very hard for me to improve further.’ Xue Ying thought.
He was at a huge bottleneck–from the Unity realm to the Primal Chaos realm. Even the Voidwalker system or the ‘Dao of Mirage’ which he had the greatest hope of breaking through would require him to cultivate for a very long period, much less the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance.
He was merely temporarily altering the inner illusory world structure of the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance. For him to raise the Vermillion Nightmare to the sixth level Star Pagoda strength was considered a huge success already.
Xue Ying’s current mood remained perfectly fine.
Because he had already reached his target for this ancient cultivation! Reaching the sixth transformation of the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance, the degree of strength his soul had reached was three times that before he cultivated this inheritance. If he were to use the Sky Punishment Edge… he could unleash ten of them!
At this moment when Xue Ying cultivated the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance to the sixth realm–
Over at another location in the Myriad Ancient Sacred World.
At a very far location from the Green Peng Sect–approximately more than half the entire span of Myriad Ancient Sacred World, there was a towering black palace located high in the cloud layer. This black palace which occupied a region of over 500,000 kilometers in distance had an exquisite gold sculpture constructed on its surface. There were many guards and servants within the palace too. All the servants were being extremely obedient and respectful.
Positioned below this black palace above the cloud layer, there was a city which occupied an area of more than 100 million kilometers in distance. There were many cultivators living within. This location was incomparably safe, and no devils dared to create trouble here.
And this city was also known as the ‘Black Emperor City’.
The palace on the upper end of the cloud layer was called the ‘Black Emperor Palace’, and its creator was a legendary existence–the ‘Black Emperor’!
Black Emperor was a Primal Chaos giant that was famous even during the era of the primitive Ancient Sacred World!
He was supposedly a life and death friend with ‘World Ancestor’ when they were small and weak.
He had even fought with the true body of a Cosmos God and easily escaped from him.
His strength was unquestionably at the ninth level of Star Pagoda! Being invited by his good friend, the ‘World Ancestor’, he decided to stay within the territory of Myriad Ancient Sacred World. Nevertheless, he was not a devour-class cultivator. Instead, he was an ancient cultivator. That was why the ‘Black Emperor City’ he created forbade those devils from devouring and slaughtering others.
Deep within the Black Emperor Palace.
This male who was covered in scales sat there cross-legged. He had a long tail that seemed to be that of a dragon tail curling and occupying the majority half of the palace hall.
There were four different auras shown on top of this male.
There was a scarlet red, an azure green, a resplendent white and a mysterious black aura revolving around his head. Only the mysterious black aura remained slightly chaotic and unstable.
This male slowly opened his eyes. The four auras above his head fused back into his body.
‘I’ve completed the other three inheritances during the era of primitive Ancient Sacred World, leaving just the final inheritance which I had yet to achieve perfection.’ This male stood up. The scales on his body were exquisite, and his eyes were faintly slitted, ‘That time, I still called myself Black Emperor because I feel that I could complete this final inheritance.’
‘How long has it been?’
‘I’ve always been lacking by that final step. The other three inheritances would always disrupt this final one.’ Black Emperor sighed.
If not for cultivating the other three inheritances, it would naturally be easy to cultivate just one of them to perfection.
And to succeed in all four techniques, one had to complete the other three before completing the final one. The final technique would suffer from the greatest interference from the other three.
‘As long as I succeed, the four great inheritances would perfectly fuse into one entity just like the revolution of a cosmos.’ Black Emperor thought, ‘By then, I would become a Cosmos God! But I have been stuck at this final step for so long. Unless I chose the wrong path in the past?’
He was filled with ambition.
That time, World Ancestor was merely comparable to him.
World Ancestor chose to focus on a single Dao path. He decided to focus on the devour-class system. Even though it was not strong across those at the same level, World Ancestor had still cultivated to where he stood currently.
As for Black Emperor, he sought to reach the highest limits. At the same time, he cultivated four different supportive inheritances. When he was at the Origin Birth realm, he could transcend realm and slaughter all Unity experts… and at the Unity realm, he had attained the seventh level Star Pagoda strength. Now at the Primal Chaos realm, he had reached the ninth level Star Pagoda stage! In the future when he became a Cosmos God, he would similarly become someone extraordinary. But it’s a pity that he remained stuck at this bottleneck!
Stepping to the Cosmos God realm from Primal Chaos realm was the final breakthrough and also the hardest step.
Even though he was somewhat frustrated, Black Emperor remained calm. After all, he was already used to it.
Black Emperor suddenly sensed something. He turned towards a distance, ‘There is actually someone who cultivated the “Vermillion Nightmare inheritance”? And he has reached the sixth transformation?’
Only eight transformations of the “Vermillion Nightmare inheritance” were spread outside.
In reality, Black Emperor was clear.
The Vermillion Nightmare inheritance had nine transformations! But for the sake of keeping it a secret, he did not spread it outside.
Of the four great inheritances he cultivated… the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance was one which he had cultivated to large success a long time ago.
‘This is rare.’ Black Emperor revealed a grin, ‘For there to be another brat in this lineage of mine? Let me see who it is and how his potential is.’
Black Emperor rapidly left the palace. He tore out a spatial passage in the void.
Black Emperor’s speed of traveling through the time-space passage was extremely fast. He was much faster than Ancestor Devil and the others. He merely took 30,000 years to cover a majority half of the Myriad Ancient Sacred World, arriving right outside the Green Peng Sect.
Black Emperor in his black robe watched this Green Peng Sect from afar. His robe was flowing with the wind.
‘I was clearly able to sense the location where this person who cultivated the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance is at right within the Green Peng Sect.’ The Black Emperor revealed a doubtful look, ‘But why can’t I perceive the other party now? Is it possible for a Unity brat to escape from my senses?’
But he did not know.
Currently, Xue Ying had a treasure bestowed by Forefather Tian Yu. It was created by the comprehension of laws and profound mysteries wielded by a Cosmos God. It was impossible for Black Emperor to see through it. He had to depend on his discernment of the inheritance to determine where Xue Ying was.
With a wave of his hand.
A Unity realm expert within the Green Peng Sect was forcefully teleported to the front of Black Emperor. The eyes of this expert were currently lost.
“Who is the strongest person in your Green Peng Sect?” Black Emperor asked.
“Daoist Elder.” This expert answered numbly.
“Is the biggest cavern-dwelling in your sect where the Daoist Elder stays?” Black Emperor continued asking.
“What is he called?”
“I do not know.”
Black Emperor no longer asked. He threw this expert back where he was previously. That expert regained his consciousness muddleheadedly. He did not know what had just happened.
‘Daoist Elder?’ Black Emperor immediately began investigating through the intelligence system under World Ancestor. With his identity, he could rely on this intelligence system and was able to easily procure the piece of information–that time, Xue Ying had displayed the Black Gourd fireball which stunned the entire Green Peng Sect. The sect under World Ancestor had already confirmed the identity of Xue Ying.
‘Dong Bo Xue Ying? He is from the Great Void Heaven Temple?’ Black Emperor revealed a grin, ‘Who would have thought that the third junior of this lineage of mine is actually a disciple of the Great Void Heaven Temple.’
There were few who could even obtain this inheritance of his.
To cultivate to the limits of Unity realm, there were only three including Xue Ying.
‘Let me see what realm he has cultivated the inheritance to and if he is qualified to obtain the other three inheritances.’ Black Emperor took a step before arriving on top of a mountain. A wooden house appeared on this mountain peak which Black Emperor stayed at. In the Green Peng Sect beside this wooden house, nobody including Xue Ying had noticed the presence of Black Emperor.
To Black Emperor who had lived for far too long, it was loneliness that he was used to.