Chapter 939: Ninth Level Star Pagoda
The cold wind was blowing as Forefather Tian Yu enjoyed his wine with his eyes closed. He revealed a look of bliss.
‘This old man only wishes to drink a few more cups of wine and live through such carefree days. After that, I can teach some junior disciples when I am free. But it is impossible for that to happen now. Sacred Master wants to control the entire primal chaos void and even wants me to become his puppet? To serve him loyally for eternity? He is truly a madman! Those Destruction Devils are also appearing endlessly, and the current situation is becoming worse. Ai, what a headache, a headache! Ancestor Sorcerer, World Ancestor, Blade Emperor, other Cosmos Gods and those who are plotting in the dark, why can’t you strive to get rid of the Sacred Master? By then, everyone will be able to live freely.’ Forefather Tian Yu shook his head.
‘There is only Swordmaster who emerged in my laws and profound mysteries lineage who is much more formidable than me.’ Forefather Tian Yu lamented, ‘That Dong Bo Xue Ying specialized in ultra-long distance teleportation too, and can help put out fire across the world. He is able to provide a great helping hand.’
Between experts who were at the ninth level Star Pagoda, those who could teleport through an ultra-long distance were much more useful!
When they encountered dangers, they could swiftly escape! After all, asking someone for help to teleport would take too much time.
‘This brat has started the trials in the Star Pagoda.’ Forefather Tian Yu chuckled. He was enjoying his wine while watching a projection in front. It was none other than Xue Ying entering the eighth level of the Star Pagoda.
‘I hope he can break through to the ninth level Star Pagoda in one fell swoop.’ Forefather Tian Yu looked forward to it. Closely following that, he chuckled because he knew even though Xue Ying was talented–a seventh level Unity realm expert, and that it was highly possible for him to reach the ninth level in the future, most would still require some time to train and grow.
‘Maybe there might be some miracle?’ Forefather Tian Yu thought. With the miracle of Swordmaster breaking through to the Cosmos God after entering closed-door cultivation happening once, Forefather Tian Yu could easily accept any other miracles happening a second time.
And in that projection in front of him, Xue Ying began his battle.
Within the space at the eighth level of Star Pagoda.
There was similarly a huge battle platform just as the Star Pagoda in Blade Emperor City. A golden light began appearing across the veined patterns on the surface of the battle platform. The golden light soon condensed and turned into a golden-armored Destruction Devil. This was a Destruction Devil who had a total of hundred metallic pigtails, with each braid causing the surrounding void to distort.
“Primal Chaos existence from the Great Void Heaven Temple? Someone who just broke through? I’ve never seen you before in the past.” This golden-armored Destruction Devil had six eyes in total, with two on a row. The three rows of eyes were emitting golden light constantly.
Suddenly, an enormous fiery red bird appeared behind Xue Ying. It spread out its enormous wings. The red airstream began dispersing in waves, enclosing around the entire battle platform causing this golden-armored Destruction Devil to sway. He would shake his head at times, and fall into a daze at times.
‘Indeed, the rumors are true. These Destruction Devils are much weaker than ordinary cultivators in resisting against the illusory realm. Even if I reach the ninth transformation in my Vermillion Nightmare inheritance, it will only be comparable to the eighth level Star Pagoda strength! To the ordinary eighth level Star Pagoda expert, it will merely influence them and not bring about a decisive change to the outcome.’ Xue Ying thought.
But it was clear that the Destruction Devil in front had been significantly affected by his technique. It was likely that he could only exert 10% to 20% of his original strength.
“Damn, damn.” The golden-armored Destruction Devil was shaking his head from time to time as he sought to maintain consciousness.
But the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance was different from the Dao of Mirage. With the fusion of that red stream of air, its power became stronger and could propel the other party into the illusory realm continuously.
‘Let me try this.’
With a thought, a black flower bud emerged from the illusory world into reality. It enveloped the golden-armored Destruction Devil. It was none other than the six-petaled Destruction Flower. The golden-armored Destruction Devil felt himself being wrapped by the black flower bud and was barely able to send a fist out as he tried maintaining his consciousness. “Boom”, it blasted on the black flower bud. But at the same time, the flower bud began blossoming and started to explode.
“Hong long~” The destructive power cut through a massive wound on the body of the golden-armored Destruction Devil.
‘It can injure him.’ Xue Ying considered, ‘But to win, I would have to unleash a single six-petal Destruction Flower many times.’
‘That is just wasting time.’
Xue Ying tried again.
This time, three ‘six-petal boundary’ Destruction Flowers appeared, genuinely injuring this golden-armored Destruction Devil. The golden armor on him almost shattered, revealing a savage and unpleasant-looking injury. Nevertheless, its hundred metallic pigtails frantically fused into his body, allowing him to hold on further. There were streams of golden light flowing on the surface of his body, allowing him to recover.
Six ‘six-petal boundary’ Destruction Flowers came stacked on top of one another. The bigger flowers enveloped around the smaller ones. Eventually, they all erupted, blasting on the body of the golden-armored Destruction Devil such that there were only several metallic pigtails left behind covering its bones. Closely following that, the golden light surged and began healing the devil again. Xue Ying was not in a rush. Instead, he let it continued recovering until it was perfectly well again.
Now, a total of nine ‘six-petal boundary’ Destruction Flowers came stacked on top of one another. Their power was frightening. If one said that a single flower could merely injure the golden-armored Destruction Devil, then nine flowers were beyond what this Destruction Devil could withstand. After the disturbance created by the destruction, those firm metallic pigtails were utterly shattered. This time, the golden light tunneled back underneath the battle platform.
Xue Ying had clearly won!
‘Nine flowers enabled me to win in just a single strike?’ Xue Ying softly nodded.
Forefather Tian Yu was watching the battle. He nodded slightly before revealing a grin: ‘This flower technique Dong Bo created is indeed an amazing move. With nine flowers used together, it has barely touched upon the peak of the eighth level standard. Now, it is time for us to see what happens on the ninth level…’
Xue Ying looked up at the enormous vortex which appeared in the sky. He turned into a stream of light before charging up through that gigantic maelstrom, arriving at the final level of the Star Pagoda–the ninth level!
There was a god palace ahead.
And within the god palace stood a throne with a sculpture seated on it. Beside him were eight other sculptures. All were in the shape of Destruction Devils, albeit they were in the appearances of gray sculptures without having any aura whatsoever.
The sculpture at the throne was able to see Xue Ying who stood at the public square just outside the god palace doors with a single glance.
An unseen voice reverberated across the entire ninth level Star Pagoda. It seemed to come from the sculpture, and from the world.
“Hua hua hua hua…”
On the public square, many veined patterns began lighting up in golden. The golden light soon condensed over at various locations into golden-armored Destruction Devils. A total of nine golden-armored Destruction Devils appeared. They were in all shapes and sizes. Some were tall and big, some were small and thin. Some were charming, some were like shadows.
What was common would be that they gave off stronger aura than the single golden-armored Destruction Devil Xue Ying met on the eighth level.
‘I have to kill all of them to qualify for the ninth level strength.’ Xue Ying was clear that the opponents in front were hard to deal with. If he could sweep them all clean, it would represent that he had reached the Cosmos God level regarding combat skills. Even though he would still be weaker than any Cosmos Gods, Xue Ying would have stepped into that level.
‘I must do my best.’ Xue Ying’s eyes were blazing with fervor. Previously, he had casually dealt with the opponent on the eighth level. But this level did not allow him to be careless at all.
“There is actually another formidable brat from the Great Void Heaven Temple who reached the ninth level.”
The nine golden-armored Destruction Devils moved at the same time.
Xue Ying moved too. His movement led to his disappearance from the battle platform. Xue Ying had begun to show his horrifying control of the void.