Chapter 940: Endurance Match
“Fix!” One of the thin and small Destruction Devils let out a faint light from his single eye. It illuminated the entire battle platform. The space within the platform became like a swamp. One could even see Xue Ying’s blurred figure with the naked eyes, though in this congealed swamp-like space, Xue Ying could still travel several tens of thousands of kilometers with a flash. He had easily encircled around the nine Destruction Devils in search of an opportunity.
“His control of the space is extremely formidable. We aren’t able to teleport yet he could.” The nine Destruction Devils looked towards each other, knowing that things were awry.
One side could teleport.
And the other could not. Hence, it was impossible for them to take the initiative in attacking the other party!
This was normal since Xue Ying was a Voidwalker who reached the 46th level. Furthermore, he cultivated in the four-diagrams absolute art created by Monarch Nine Cloud. Monarch Nine Cloud was the strongest expert during the primitive Ancient Sacred World era in the control of the void and specialized more in the utilization and control of the void. And Void Primogenitor was the current strongest expert in the current era of primal chaos void. He specialized more in using the primal chaos void energy to metamorphose the body. Both cultivated in different directions.
Xue Ying as someone who cultivated both techniques became more amazing in all aspects of the void.
Xue Ying began acting.
He used all his strength the moment he acted.
“Hua, hua, hua.” Many beautiful black flower buds began appearing, causing a horrifying world energy vortex to appear in this ninth level Star Pagoda space. The collapsing area within the vortex formed a point where energy frantically congregated. A total of 19 six-petaled black flower buds appeared, with one enveloping the other. The innermost flower wrapped around the thin and small Destruction Devil who was trying to control the space.
This was the current limit of Xue Ying.
That time when he reached the eighth transformation realm in the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance and the Imperial Dragon inheritance, and when he just created the six-petal boundary Destruction Flower, he could only form three flowers at once! But in the 30 billion years of cultivation after that, given how high his talent in the Dao of Mirage was, Xue Ying had reached the ninth transformation realm in the Vermillion Nightmare inheritance in one fell swoop.
Though he did not advance as much in the Imperial Dragon inheritance. Even though Xue Ying had improved his understanding of the Dao of Slaughter, he had not reached large success in the ‘ninth transformation of Imperial Dragon’!
Since Xue Ying had not reached large success, he could not create a Destruction Flower of a higher level. Actually, Xue Ying understood too that even if he reached the ninth transformation in the Imperial Dragon inheritance, trying to create a more perfected third style of Destruction Flower was seeking absolute grand perfection. The difficulty of creation was extremely high.
Firstly, because he had grasped the ninth transformation of Vermillion Nightmare inheritance and the peak of the eighth transformation in the Imperial Dragon inheritance, his realm had reached a deeper stage. Thus, he was able to slightly alter the ‘six-petal boundary Destruction Flower’, making it more concise. And when a cultivator with a more profound realm utilized this move, Xue Ying did not have to spend much heart energy. He only needed one-third of the energy required to create the six-petaled Destruction Flower in the past.
Secondly, the ninth transformation of Vermillion Nightmare had multiplied the strength of Xue Ying’s soul by two times as compared to when he was at the eighth transformation!
These two reasons sufficed to allow Xue Ying in reaching the new upper limit of 19 six-petal boundary Destruction Flowers. This was also his reason for trying out the ninth level Star Pagoda. After all, it was vital to have sufficient offensive power. Otherwise, it was impossible to break through the most fundamental defenses of the Destruction Devils. Everything would become a joke by then.
“Hong~” The 19 six-petal boundary Destruction Flowers blossomed at the same time.
That thin and small Destruction Devil could not dodge at all. He could only withstand this move. Nevertheless, his strength was connected to the other eight Destruction Devils as if they were one entity–their defenses were considered one entity too.
This was the frightening aspect of the Destruction Devils.
With defenses as one entity…
If Xue Ying could not break the defenses of the other party, he could not injure them.
“Hua~” That thin and small Destruction Devil had a faint gold light circulating on the surface of his body. It was able to resist the destructive power from the 19 blossoming Destruction Flowers momentarily before collapsing apart. The surface armor of that Destruction Devil had also torn apart, with his muscles and bones breaking from the force. But under the golden light, he recovered swiftly.
“He could actually break our defenses, and do not have to engage in close combat with us?”
The nine Destruction Devils immediately understood.
This Primal Chaos existence could depend on teleportation to force them in consuming their energy away.
The nine Destruction Devils began displaying their berserk moves.
“Hong, hong, hong…”
The nine Destruction Devils exploded open. They formed a golden light that charged out in all directions. Almost instantaneously, the entire battle platform was covered by the dense golden light. Xue Ying was naturally covered by it. A large amount of golden light encircled around Xue Ying.
‘This damnable destructive energy.’ A black armor immediately appeared on the body of Xue Ying. He completely unleashed his Imperial Dragon inheritance. Furthermore, his body began to void-ify as well as he tried to dissipate the corrosive energy from this destructive energy.
“Die for me, die, die!”
Xue Ying was frantically throwing the 19 Destruction Flowers time after time. “Boom~””Boom~””Boom~” Often times, there would be dissipation in the dense golden light across the entire battle platform.
“Not bad, not bad.” Forefather Tian Yu’s eyes were emitting light as he spectated the match.
This was the final move which the Destruction Devils would usually exert–to release their body into golden light! Because this golden light was their core foundation, and they would depend on it to recover as they got injured. Should their body decompose completely into golden light, they would no longer have any protection.
The golden light could be used to escape in all directions! Every single part of the light contained sentience that knew how to teleport and escape.
That was why it would not be that easy to kill the Destruction Devils if they were not in this sealed environment. The moment they felt things were awry, they would decompose their bodies and escape in all directions! Cultivators could not do so.
Was when they turning mad!
The ‘destructive energy’ which the Destruction Devils had could corrode common materials within the primal chaos void. Even stronger experts could be corroded to death if there was sufficient destructive energy! Thus, when the Destruction Devils turned into its essence origin, the destructive golden energy which was used to corrode the other experts, it would only happen when they no longer had any means of winning. They were throwing their lives just to try and kill the other party.
‘This corrosion energy.’
Xue Ying might be physically strong, but the scaled-armor had merely reached the level of upper-graded Void God weapon. His fleshy body was comparatively weaker. Fortunately, his ‘void-ification’ capabilities were high. Furthermore, he was hiding in the Mirage World too, allowing him to hold on for a more extended period. For those like Ba Yun Palace Master who could merely depend on his body to withstand against the attack, it was unlikely for him to hold on for as long as Xue Ying could.
‘Kill, kill, kill…’ Xue Ying was frantically sending down his Destruction Flowers. The dense golden light present on the battle platform was becoming weaker steadily.
This was a battle of endurance.
The Destruction Devils did not have any defenses. They used their organic life destructive energy to try and fight against Xue Ying to see who lasts longer!
Just after ten breaths of time or so, the expression of Xue Ying changed.
‘I can’t hold on any longer.’ Xue Ying did not dare to take the risk.
“I admit defeat.”
Very soon, he was teleported out by the treasure spirit of the Star Pagoda.
And the remaining golden light soon condensed back into six golden-armored Destruction Devils. But their auras were weak. It seemed there were six… but in reality, all of them were heavily injured. The other three had already died! More than 70% of their overall destructive energy had been consumed by Xue Ying’s techniques, and if Xue Ying could hold on for another seven breaths of time, he would likely win.
It’s a pity that the destructive energy corroding his body became more concentrated over time, making it harder for Xue Ying to persist.
‘I am still ultimately defeated.’ Xue Ying was expelling the destructive energy in his body with the help of the treasure spirit of Star Pagoda. It was only after a long period did he finally completely discharge the energy. His face remained pale.
‘At least I forced them to give up their bodies, and for them to use their origin energy to fight a battle of endurance with me! Ultimately, I did not win.’ Xue Ying shook his head.
He left the Star Pagoda.
Outside the Star Pagoda, there were many hall masters from the Great Void Heaven Temple waiting.
“Dong Bo is out. How is it?”
“How is it?”
All of them turned towards Xue Ying.
“Should be considered the peak of the eighth level. The ninth level is too difficult.” Xue Ying shook his head.
“The peak of the eighth level? Amazing.”
“You have only broken through to the Primal Chaos realm and consolidated once. It is amazing already.” Many of the hall masters felt that Xue Ying was formidable, though this was normal since the other party had reached the seventh level of strength without becoming a Primal Chaos expert.
Xue Ying’s expression suddenly changed. He then said: “Forefather summoned me over. I’ll have to make a move first.”
“You will no longer be so carefree from now on.” The hall masters were teasing.
Xue Ying arrived at where Forefather Tian Yu stayed. Within the courtyard, he saw Forefather Tian Yu who was leisurely drinking his wine.
“Forefather.” Xue Ying greeted.
“Not bad, not bad, I thought you would have to spend a long time before reaching the ninth level Star Pagoda strength. But it seems that you can easily reach the ninth level after cultivating for a while and going out to temper yourself once.” Forefather Tian Yu praised.
Nevertheless, Xue Ying understood the gap between his current self and the ninth level.
To reach the ninth level?
His offense had to become stronger! If his offense became stronger, he could consume all those destructive energies in a shorter period. But those like ‘Monarch Xing Huo’ and Primal Chaos Hall Master were excellent in close combat. They could get rid of all the Destruction Devils in direct combat at the ninth level. Their offense was much stronger than his 19 Destruction Flowers.
As for Xue Ying’s, he could not significantly improve it in a short period unless he came out with the third style.
The only way to improve quickly was to strengthen his defenses! If his Imperial Dragon inheritance were to reach the ninth transformation large success, the surface scaled-armor of his would be comparable to peak-graded Void God weapons. That would allow him to last for a more extended period. Besides with his more profound ‘void-ification’ and the illusory world, his defenses would enable him to look down on all other Primal Chaos experts.
With a stronger defense, he could last a longer period and consume all those Destruction Devils to death.
‘This path might seem relatively easier, but I am still weak amongst those at the ninth level Star Pagoda strength. Only experts like Black Emperor are considered strong.’ Xue Ying thought. The Black Emperor was truly sick. All his techniques had reached an ultimate level. Even Cosmos Gods could hardly deal against him.
“Right now, what you need to do is to temper yourself.” Forefather Tian Yu chuckled, “And it is appropriate for you to visit the boundary of the void now, fighting countless battles to temper yourself. Wait until you reach the ninth level strength, and I will have an important matter that I can entrust to you. You are the most appropriate person for this job. By then, the six great holy grounds will hold an important rite for you.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying felt puzzled, “An important matter?”