Chapter 920: Foresight
Xue Ying returned to his cavern-dwelling after submitting in his name register to Heart Imitation Palace Master. Just as he sat down and took out a flask of precious wine, before even pouring it, the protector entered and said: “Elder, Inquisitive Sky Hall Master is here to visit you.”
“Inquisitive Sky Hall Master?” Xue Ying was surprised. He immediately stood up. After taking a few steps, he arrived at the main entrance of the cavern-dwelling.
“Inquisitive Sky Hall Master can just send down someone to tell me if you are planning to look for me. I’ll definitely rush over.” Just as Xue Ying wanted to say a few more words, he noticed that there was currently no sliver of a smile on the black-skinned face of Inquisitive Sky Hall Master. He was calmly and coldly looking at Xue Ying. He headed directly: “Let us talk more inside.”
Xue Ying was slightly stunned. It seemed that Inquisitive Sky Hall Master was acting weirdly today.
Following Inquisitive Sky Hall Master in, Xue Ying was still enthusiastically saying: “Even though the mission of selecting the talented cultivators for the Star Convention seem easy, I did not dare rest on my laurels. After all, it is publicized, and the matter has to be done beautifully. Now that the name register is fixed, I feel more relaxed now. I was just about to drink a wine brewed using the ‘Barley Maple Leaf’ from the era of primitive Ancient Sacred World when hall master came. Does hall master want to accompany me to drink a few cups?”
“Now that the matter has been executed beautifully, you are relaxed?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master stopped and turned around to look at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying was stunned.
“You feel that this is done really beautifully?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master asked again.
“Because the previous four teachers of the convention handed in their name register first, I can’t select the cultivators they have chosen. That is why I had to adjust the selected names a few times, though the cultivators I have chosen are not bad.” Xue Ying answered.
Inquisitive Sky Hall Master nodded, “Then how do you see Xing Hou Xun Yi?”
“He is excellent, the best cultivator I have chosen in my name register.” Xue Ying looked at the expression on Inquisitive Sky Hall Master and was enlightened at that moment. He chuckled, “Haha, hall master is furious because I selected that Xing Huo Xun Yi? Are you worried that I do not care about my reputation and wants to curry favor from Monarch Xing Huo? How am I such a person? Hall master should feel rest assured. You aren’t a teacher of the convention so you would not know how frightening the improvement was with Xing Huo Xun Yi during this 1,000 years of time.”
“Frightening?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master was startled. He could see how Xue Ying had a card up his sleeves. The initial fury soon turned into suspicion, “How much improvement can he make? He has been cultivating under such stellar condition for the past 500 billion years–he has all kinds of precious materials and guidance from experts. Now in this 1,000 years, how much improvement can he make?”
It was not just Inquisitive Sky Hall Master thinking about this. Many other Primal Chaos giants were also pondering over this after looking at the list.
Cultivation required one to slowly accumulate. Even if Xue Ying were outstanding, once he reached the fifth level Star Pagoda strength, he had to train slowly and cultivate for a long time before eventually stepping into the sixth level once his heart realm reached the ‘My Heart as the World’ realm!
These talented cultivators had cultivated for a few tens of billions of years at the minimum, and the longest had even cultivated for more than a trillion years.
Over such a long period… 1,000 years was not worth mentioning!
Like Xing Huo Xun Yi and others with a huge background, they had resources and guidance. So this 1,000 years would not allow them to improve a lot.
Only those loose cultivator who had to grope blindly during cultivation with difficulties would be able to drastically improve after obtaining guidance from existences like General Hatchet Palace Master. Xue Ying was also the strongest Unity realm expert in the two great sacred worlds, so his advice was similarly precious!
Usually, only loose cultivators would have a drastic improvement during this 1,000 years.
General Hatchet Palace Master, Violet Slaughter Island Master, General Heaven Light, Five Luster Serpent Ancestor, and the others did not think that Xing Huo Xun Yi would have a huge improvement. Ultimately, one had to build a strong foundation before he could improve further. Unless Xing Huo Xun Yi had encountered many difficulties in the past with his cultivation? Did he not have the guidance of peak experts? No! The father of Xing Huo Xun Yi was a ninth level Star Pagoda existence. Relying on the relationship with his father, he could easily invite other Primal Chaos giants for help, so his cultivation conditions would be much better than even seeking the help of the five teachers of the convention.
“His improvement is extremely huge.” Xue Ying chuckled, “The other four teachers of the convention should know it right?”
“General Heaven Light has sent a message to me. It might sound good on the surface, but he is ridiculing me.” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master shook his head, “If that Xing Huo Xun Yi really has a huge improvement, he should not have gone to find General Heaven Light for help.”
Xue Ying was stunned momentarily.
“Wait a moment.”
Xue Ying immediately transmitted a message over to Monarch Xing Huo. As Monarch Xing Huo intended to befriend him, the two had naturally exchanged their communication imprints.
“Monarch, Xing Huo Xun Yi has never sought the help of other teachers of the convention?” Xue Ying transmitted and asked.
“Haha, Elder Dong Bo, I saw the name register you submitted. The other four teachers of the convention have never selected my son, with only you choosing him. I had even asked this son of mine, and he said that since the other four teachers do not understand the Dao of Mirage, there is no need to waste his time.” Monarch Xing Huo transmitted back. Indeed, Xing Huo Xun Yi was unlike the other loose cultivators. His horizons were set really high, and he did not find seeking the guidance of other four teachers of the convention as an excellent opportunity for him. He was even too lazy to do so.
During the past 1,000 years, Xing Huo Xun Yi concentrated entirely on the Dao of Mirage! And the person with the highest attainment in the Dao of Mirage under the laws and profound mysteries system in the five great sacred worlds was none other than Xue Ying! The moment Xue Ying’s Dao of Mirage reached the Primal Chaos realm, he would be the only one in history who had done so.
No wonder. After all, there were only a total of 20 cultivators who reached the Primal Chaos realm in the laws and profound mysteries system. The Dao of Mirage belonged to the slightly ‘less popular’ Dao in the laws and profound mysteries system, unlike the Dao of Slaughter which was more commonly seen.
“You saved my son and this huge favor… haha, this favor will be etched in my heart.” Monarch Xing Huo transmitted back without going into details.
Saying this, it meant the other party was extremely thankful to Xue Ying.
For the sake of saving his son, he had even gone asking the help of Cosmos Gods. Currently, the fighting spirit in his son had been reignited. Monarch Xing Huo was naturally pleased. Furthermore, his son had said that he wanted to take Xue Ying as his teacher, so their relationship in the future would naturally become closer.
Xue Ying finished communicating with Monarch Xing Huo before telling Inquisitive Sky Hall Master: “I’ve just talked to Monarch Xing Huo. It seems that this brat Xing Huo Xun Yi has just come asking me for guidance. He hasn’t gone seeking the other four teachers of the convention.”
“His improvement is really huge?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master could not help but ask.
“Really. Do I have to lie about this? 10,000 years from now, Xing Huo Xun Yi will have to battle in public as well. If I were to lie, won’t I be exposed by then?” Xue Ying chuckled.
“But, but how would he be able to improve so suddenly as you said in this short period despite not growing in the past 500 billion years?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master was bewildered.
Xue Ying hesitated.
The matter about the emotional injury…
It was considered a disgraceful affair. Previously when Monarch Xing Huo came to him for help, he asked Xue Ying to keep it a secret.
After all, this was a matter about becoming companions with an illusory girl. The other party was even thus wounded emotionally, which made this affair something disgraceful in the world of cultivators! There were even no records of this matter regarding Xing Huo Xun Yi becoming ’emotionally hurt’ in the intelligence Xue Ying obtained.
It was unquestionable that despite Monarch Xing Huo asking the help of several other Primal Chaos giants who specialized in the illusory realm, he requested for others to keep this under wrap! With the identity of those Monarch Xing Huo sought help from, there was no reason for them to broadcast this matter to the public.
“There are some minor reasons.” Xue Ying did not explain in detail. He smiled, “But his improvement is indeed huge. How about this, Inquisitive Sky Hall Master can check the scenes of what happened tens of years ago when he came over to ask me for help.”
Inquisitive Sky Hall Master nodded.
Even though he felt that Xue Ying was speaking earnestly, and this matter should not be fake, since reaching this point, there was no need for Xue Ying to lie. But Inquisitive Sky Hall Master was still filled with disbelief. How could Xing Huo Xun Yi with his huge background have such a massive improvement in this 1,000 years despite not doing so in the past 500 billion years?
The eyes of Inquisitive Sky Hall Master looked forward. A serene light shot out from his eyes, causing the scene ahead to distort.
Very soon, the scene warped to what happened tens of years ago. It was also the most recent time when Xing Huo Xun Yi had come seeking the help of Xue Ying.
Watching that scene, Inquisitive Sky Hall Master revealed a look of shock. He was filled with disbelief.
“Dao of Mirage?” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master said with shock, “He, he actually brought the Dao of Mirage up to the Unity realm? And this strength seems to be at the fourth level Star Pagoda stage?”
Xue Ying nodded with a chuckle.
Over 900 years, under the help of Monarch Xing Huo, Xing Huo Xun Yi had been cultivated at 10,000 times that of regular time flow in the ‘Time Pagoda’ within Blade Emperor City. Even though it would require about 200,000 Origin World Rocks for a Unity realm expert to cultivate for 100 million years, and Cosmos Gods would not be so extravagant, but since it was only a short 1,000 years, he would merely have to fork out 2 Origin World Rocks.
Cultivating for over nine million years and with the best cultivation condition and treasure that would help cultivation, in addition to his own experiences and guidance by Xue Ying, Xing Huo Xun Yi had indeed reached the Unity realm in the Dao of Mirage.
That time when Xue Ying reached the Unity realm in his Dao of Mirage, he was able to quickly grasp the ‘Dark Bubble’ and directly reach the fifth level Star Pagoda strength!
Even though Xing Huo Xun Yi might be formidable, he was clearly weaker than Xue Ying in terms of his talent in the Dao of Mirage. Nevertheless, he had grasped the second style ‘Mirage Annihilation’ of the absolute art Xue Ying created, “Mirage”.
As Inquisitive Sky Hall Master watched the scene of Xing Huo Xun Yi seeking the help of Xue Ying, he became joyful.
“If I remembered correctly, there was only one person who got through the fourth level Star Pagoda during the Star Pagoda selections.” Inquisitive Sky Hall Master said, “And now, Xing Huo Xun Yi wields this similar power as well, and in other words, he is likely ranked in the top three positions.”
Xue Ying nodded with a smile, “As I said before, he is the best cultivator I have chosen in my name register. Since he has never gone seeking the help of the other four teachers of the convention, then some ugly gossips would also gradually circulate in the outer world. Should we tell this to the other four teachers?”
“You must not tell them.”
Inquisitive Sky Hall Master shook his head. He was clearly delighted, “That General Heaven Light has even deliberately transmitted a message to me, ridiculing me in the dark. Hmph hmph, let the gossips be gossips. Let them circulate all they want! 10,000 years later, it’ll be time for the public battle. By then, Xing Huo Xun Yi would just dazzle the world! I am looking forward to the moment when all their expressions are filled with shock. Furthermore, by then, many cultivators paying notice to the Star Convention will know that the ‘Great Void Heaven Temple’ which cultivated the laws and profound mysteries lineage have sent out a teacher with the highest foresight in selecting talented cultivators!”