Chapter 927: Accepting Teacher?
The black flower bud was fully formed after ten breaths of time.
The temperature inside the whole room dropped to an unfathomable stage. But other than that, nothing happened! The black flower bud suspended in mid-air, and it seemed that there it had no other power other than being frigid. Even though a Unity realm expert could resist this cold when facing the black flower bud even, they would tremble in fear uncontrollably due to the threat inherent within.
‘It’s finally done.’ Xue Ying walked up to the floating black flower bud and looked at the three leaves on it. There was some dew on the leaves which gave off the feeling of ‘beauty’ in the laws and profound mysteries system.
“Perfect fusion between slaughter and mirage. They blend together perfectly.” Xue Ying muttered.
“Bloom! Destruction Flower!”
There was some kind of expectation in Xue Ying’s eyes as he stared at the black flower bud in front of him.
Finally, the flower bud bloomed. A flower would be the most beautiful when it was blooming. As it bloomed, the three leaves and three back petals began collapsing, turning into a black fog that rotated and converged into its center. Every single leaf and petal converged into a strand of black fog. Three strands of black fog revolved about the center, cutting and destroying everything including the void. Everything in its surrounding was annihilated.
It seemed ordinary, though it was because its power was reserved. Someone located at the center of the fog would feel the might of this flower.
‘Great destruction.’ As Xue Ying looked at it, some thread of obssession started forming in his eyes. Only when he fully understood and comprehended this technique did he finally know how beautiful it was!
“Unexpectedly, even I could create such a technique.” Xue Ying murmured to himself.
The shock was more prominent since this technique had been created by him. Xue Ying never thought he could create something this beautiful. Both the Dao of Slaughter and Dao of Mirage had reached their pinnacle, and this fusion brought it to a new peak.
Like the “13 Apocalyptic Swords”, in its ultimate stage, someone at the Unity realm could triumph through the sixth level Star Pagoda. Of course, this technique was created by Forefather Tian Yu using only the Dao of Slaughter. But even for Forefather Tian Yu, it was difficult for him to make another absolute art that could enable someone at the Unity realm to pass through the seventh level Star Pagoda. Evidently, Forefather Tian Yu had no plans of spending so much effort on this matter.
Moreover, a Unity realm expert had inferior soul strength and deduction ability compared to a Cosmos God. Other than one’s capability, it required luck to create an art that enabled someone at the Unity realm to pass through the seventh level Star Pagoda.
Yes, luck. For Xue Ying to create this technique, it was somewhat because he had luck.
It was all thanks to the ‘Stone Mirror’. This strange treasure was able to deduce some kind of fusion from “Vermillion Nightmare Inheritance” and “Imperial Dragon Inheritance”, giving form to this evil flower. It provided Xue Ying with a direction and guidance. Other than that, the death of his teacher, Gu Qi, also affected his mood and became the trigger for him to create this technique. Nevertheless, Xue Ying would rather choose for his teacher to remain alive than to craft this technique. He had hoped to visit his teacher one day, paying his respect and accompany Gu Qi to drink and chat.
‘Seventh level Star Pagoda, in the entire history of the two sacred worlds, there had only been two people who reached this stage.’ Xue Ying sighed.
Although he had luck, Xue Ying still had to accumulate more experience!
He needed to accumulate enough so as to let his realm reach the peak of sixth level Star Pagoda. In addition, it was because of luck and some miraculous encounter that enabled him to reach this step too.
When he finally reached this step, Xue Ying felt an unprecedented sense of achievement, and he could appreciate the ‘beauty’ of the laws and profound mysteries better. Improvement in comprehension ability was just like this–the creation of this technique had transformed him qualitatively. In the future, Xue Ying would also pursue this kind of ‘beauty’ whenever he sought to create a new move, something that had attained perfection.
As he had once experienced it, Xue Ying would know what to look out for in the future! That was why it would be easy for him to reach the eighth level when he broke through to the Primal Chaos realm. After that, it was highly possible for Xue Ying to reach the ninth level once he accumulated enough foundation and experience.
‘This flower, let’s call it the Destruction Flower.’ Xue Ying thought.
An absolute art he created.
In total, Xue Ying had created two absolute arts–one that was purely geared towards the Dao of Mirage,”Mirage”, and another that was the fusion between the Dao of Mirage and Dao of Slaughter, “Destruction Flower”. He believed that when he reached the Primal Chaos Realm, alongside with the improvement in both the Dao of slaughter and Dao of Mirage, the absolute art ‘Destruction Flower’ would be improved further, allowing Xue Ying to reach the eighth level easily.
That was the gap.
Even for Ancestor Devil who had long reached the Primal Chaos realm, he could only barely reach the eighth level with his six great incarnations. As for Heaven Weeping Sect Master, he could only reach the peak of seventh level.
Xue Ying merely needed to make a breakthrough to get through the eighth level, and even reaching the peak after accumulating enough experience! That was the reason why Xue Ying strived so hard to reach the seventh level at the Unity realm.
‘I need to spend some time in deducing the fourth style of “Mirage”.” Xue Ying thought. Similar to the Sky Punishment Edge, the fourth style of the Mirage would be a sixth level technique. What differed between the two was that the Mirage would have a greater restraining ability! It was hard to create a technique that could restrain using other Daos, but not for the Dao of Mirage as it was primarily a world in itself, so it would be good at restraining or hindering others.
The reason why Xue Ying had not accomplished this was that he had been placing his focus in the fusion of both Dao of Mirage and Dao of Slaughter previously. When he created the Destruction Flower, this technique contained some restraining power too. Hence, it would be easy for him to deduce another move using just the Dao of Mirage that reached the sixth level in strength.
During this period when Xue Ying underwent closed-door cultivation, all of the other talented cultivators were rejected without exception.
‘I never thought it would be this hard to get guidance from Elder Dong Bo.’ Some of the talented cultivators sighed inwardly.
Previously, General Hatchet Palace Master, Violet Slaughter Island Master, General Heaven Light, and Five Luster Serpent Ancestor also did as they pleased. Whenever they wanted to meet their friends or enter closed-door cultivation, they would simply reject all guests. It was an excellent opportunity for any talented cultivators if they could receive guidance from them. Xue Ying was too welcoming previously, though right now after experiencing the death of Gu Qi, he decided to place more importance on himself and less on others. Ultimately, what was fundamental would be his own strength. As for guiding others? He could do it in the passing.
At this moment, nobody in the five great Sacred Worlds knew that yet another Unity expert who had reached the seventh level strength had emerged in this generation.
Blade Emperor City, within Monarch Xing Huo’s allocated residence, Xing Huo Xun Yi was also residing here.
“Greetings to both Heart Imitation Religious Master and General Heaven Light.” Xing Huo Xun Yi obediently paid his respect.
“You don’t have to be so polite.” Heart Imitation Religious Master chuckled.
After that, Xing Huo Xun Yi retreated and stood behind his father quietly.
Monarch Xing Huo, Heart Imitation Religious Master, and General Heaven Light were all seated before a long table each. Monarch Xing Huo personally waved his hand and offered wine jars to them. Many female attendants also came to serve famous dishes from Blade Emperor City.
Both parties drank and chatted. They chatted about many topics before eventually arriving at the death of Gu Qi.
When the wine was nearly finished and the sky became dark, only then did Heart Imitation Religious Master mentioned about his intention for coming, “Brother Xing Huo, Heaven Light and I came today for your son. My Blade Emperor City is impressed at his great talent. In this short period of the Star Convention, his strength had improved by leaps and bounds. I think he is suited to become a disciple of my Blade Emperor City.”
The top ten participants of the Star Convention could freely choose between the six holy grounds.
But the six holy grounds would not be passively waiting for the participants to choose them either. They would take the initiative to invite those with bright potential. In their view, Xing Huo Xun Yi had the highest potential amongst all participants in this Star Convention! He could improve so drastically over a short period, reaching the first rank during the decisive battle. As time passed, they believed that Xun Yi would have another drastic improvement. Although Cang Qiong Tian Yun had similar power too, he was at the fourth level at the beginning of Star Convention already and did not have any great improvement over time.
Of course, General Heaven Light would naturally invite Cang Qiong Tian Yun as well, though Heart Imitation Religious Master would not be coming along.
Heart Imitation Religious Master only came personally this time Xing Huo Xun Yi!
“Xun Yi, what do you think?” Monarch Xing Huo looked at his son.
“I have no plans of joining the Blade Emperor City.” Xing Huo Xun Yi replied directly.
Monarch Xing Huo could not help but lose his smile.
This son of his…
If it was a loose cultivator, they would respond with a ‘Let me think about it before deciding’ if they planned on rejecting. They would never outright reject the other party like what Xing Huo Xun Yi did. After all Heart Imitation Religious Master and one of the teacher of the convention, General Heaven Light, came personally to invite them. It was ugly for the other party to be rejected so directly too, and being tactful was something Heart Imitation Religious Master and the others could understand.
After this short and direct reply of his, Xing Huo Xun Yi went standing beside his father obediently. With Monarch Xing Huo as his father, Xun Yi was accustomed to such ‘straightforwardness’.
“Hahahaha.” Heart Imitation Religious Master shook his head, “There is no holy ground more powerful than our Blade Emperor City out of the six great holy grounds regarding strength and foundation. If you are not planning to join my Blade Emperor City, which holy ground are you planning to go?”
“Great Void Heaven Temple!” Xing Huo Xun Yi answered without any hesitation.
General Heaven Light sneered by the side, “Great Void Heaven Temple? Little brat, you’re too young. Even though both the Primogenitor Island and Jade Light Sacred Territory contain an existence at the second level, our Blade Emperor city is the holy ground with the deepest foundation. We are also the strongest one out of the six holy grounds. If we talk about power, Great Void Heaven Temple is ranked merely fourth out of the six holy grounds. If Luo City Lord was willing to accept disciples and was willing to expand their power and influence, the Great Void Heaven Temple would be relinquished to the fifth rank.”
“Luo City Lord is an enigma at the Primal Chaos realm. It is a pity that he hasn’t accepted any disciples. The Star City also has the least experts across the six great holy grounds. Those who join them will not receive personal guidance from Luo City Lord, so it would be better to join other holy grounds.”
“I plan to join the Great Void Heaven Temple and accept Elder Dong Bo as my teacher.” Xing Huo Xun Yi said.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying?” Heart Imitation Religious Master had some understanding, “Because of the Dao of Mirage?”
Xing Huo Xun Yi nodded, “I wish to pursue the Dao of Mirage and illusory realm.”
“Haha.” General Heaven Light laughed, “If it’s like this, then there’s no need for you to join them. All six great holy grounds have foundation scriptures about it. As for the Great Void Heaven Temple, they do not have any Primal Chaos realm expert in the Dao of Mirage to this date! Their foundation scriptures are the more common ones, and what they have is what we have. Everything will be made available for you. Right now, you are already at the fourth level strength. With some effort, it’ll be easy for you to reach the fifth level. By then, there will no longer be any huge difference between you and Dong Bo Xue Ying. Is there a need to become his disciple then? It is also possible for you to break through to the Primal Chaos realm while he is still at the sixth level.”
“If you are joining the Great Void Heaven Temple just for Dong Bo Xue Ying, then there’s no point.” Heart Imitation Religious Master, “One has to depend on yourself during the path of cultivation! Your gap with him isn’t that great. Thus, why not study by yourself? You will be able to walk further.”
“As for Dong Bo Xue Ying, he is indeed an outstanding cultivator, but what Heaven Light said is also true. He is still lingering at the sixth level and has no indication of improving further. This is normal, so there’s no need for you to take him as your teacher. If you are willing, I can accept you as my disciple.” Heart Imitation Religious Master chuckled.
When Monarch Xing Huo heard that, he became stunned.
The disciple of Heart Imitation Religious Master?
He was someone who had passed through the seventh level Star Pagoda at the Unity realm. Now the other party was an existence at the ninth level. Even though he did not cultivate the Dao of Mirage, his experience was sufficient to guide his son.
“What do you think?” Heart Imitation Religious Master looked at Xing Huo Xun Yi. That was the reason why he came personally.
“Many thanks, senior for your kind intention, but I have already decided to take Elder Dong Bo as my teacher.” Xing Huo Xun Yi shook his head. His eyes were filled with firm determination.
This rejection shocked Heart Imitation Religious Master.