Chapter 957: Investigation
Myriad Ancient Sacred World, within the extravagant ancient city ‘River Mountain City’. Many cultivators were living in this city. This was also the place where ‘Forefather River Mountain’ started his sect. Many cultivators dreamed of joining his sect. This city was under his protection, and many cultivators were willing to live in it.
At a particular restaurant.
Xue Ying who was in his thick white gown sat by a corner. He occupied a table to himself. On the table, there were famous delicacies and wines that the restaurant was famous for. As Xue Ying ate, he suddenly frowned. This caused the attendant by the side to come over and ask: “Are the dishes not up to your liking, sir?”
“You should go back.” Xue Ying simply directed.
The restaurant attendant naturally withdrew. He no longer asked any further questions.
Xue Ying remained frowning: ‘How should I investigate? How am I going to search for traces of the Destruction Devils?’
With the full support of the three great sacred worlds, a vast amount of relevant information had been sent over to Xue Ying. As he perused through this sea of information, it gave Xue Ying a new realization–it was tough trying to unearth those hiding Destruction Devils! The Cosmos Gods had attempted all kinds of methods. Even though their subordinates were strong and were scattered across different locations, they were still unable to capture any Destruction Devil that had hidden in the primal chaos void.
Not even once!
Currently, as he perused through the information, Xue Ying understood the reason.
‘The Destruction Devils are too vigilant. Moreover, they are too strong.’ Xue Ying thought.
Within the information, there were nine ‘Primal Chaos giants’ whom the cultivators were certain, had been killed by the hiding Destruction Devils. Estimating on average, a Primal Chaos giant would die every trillion years. Those Destruction Devils usually targeted the weaker organizations especially those governed by a ‘Unity realm expert’.
The number of such organizations was innumerable. It was common for them to be destroyed by ‘devour-class devils’. Thus, the actions of the Destruction Devils were not exceptionally eye-catching.
The smaller organizations were devoured and exterminated, and the cultivators could ascertain that the Destruction Devils had been the culprit for more than hundred of the incidents! In addition to how vast the primal chaos void was, it was indeed too common for smaller organizations to be engulfed. And there should be many more of such incidents happening that nobody found out–probably several thousand times.
Nevertheless, there had only been nine times when such incident happened to those at the ‘Primal Chaos realm’!
The fall of a Primal Chaos giant was an incredibly huge affair, and each death would incur a thorough investigation by the Cosmos Gods; such incidents could not be hidden. On the contrary, the extermination of smaller organizations was too commonly seen that it was like a stone sinking in the sea.
‘The Destruction Devils only dealt against Primal Chaos giants once every trillion years on average. That is far too long. I think it’ll be more appropriate for me to conduct my investigation on the smaller organizations.’ Xue Ying contemplated, ‘Furthermore, the security of the territories guarded by Primal Chaos giants is strict. Destruction Devils would be easily discovered if they were the slightest careless! Thus, it is more probable that these Destruction Devils will stay in desolate areas.’
‘Destruction Devils seem to understand the techniques and strength of us cultivators. They should be able to perceive the auras of Cosmos Gods even when they concealed them.’
‘Since I’ll be investigating them, I shall just use the crudest method then.’
Xue Ying felt that this was the best strategy he could employ based on his strengths.
His defensive capabilities, secret treasures and ultra-long distance teleportation easily ensured his safety when investigating the Destruction Devils. As for finding traces of those devils, it would be better for him to employ a strategy. Otherwise, finding those Destruction Devils who excelled in hiding their strength and aura amidst the vast primal chaos void was like finding a needle in the haystack!
Once he had decided on the strategy, Xue Ying revealed a smile. He began enjoying his meal. Only after finishing the food and wine he ordered did he foot the bill and leave the restaurant.
After leaving the restaurant, Xue Ying headed towards a wider street.
The edge of Xue Ying’s mouth lifted. An immense illusory world immediately engulfed this large city spanning five kilometers. All domestic animals, the trillion cultivators, and even that ‘Forefather River Mountain’ had fallen into his illusory realm. Forefather River Mountain was ultimately an expert at the seventh level strength. His realm wasn’t profound enough, and his heart temperament was ordinary. Nevertheless, he was able to maintain a strand of clarity–he still knew who he was! Forefather River Mountain was not completely hoodwinked, yet he was immersed in the environment without being able to struggle out of it.
At this moment, this massive city was utterly engulfed in an illusory realm.
There was only one person who remained fully awake.
The thick-white-gowned Xue Ying traversed on the streets. He softly shook his head: ‘Everyone in the River Mountain City has fallen into the illusory realm. According to the intelligence, those hiding Destruction Devils should be extremely powerful. They should not have fallen into it so easily! Even if they were immersed in the illusory realm, they should have some reaction to words like the ‘Lost World Corridor’ or ‘Destruction Devils’.’
Hence, Xue Ying easily deduced that no Destruction Devils existed in the River Mountain City currently!
‘Time to continue to the next place.’
Xue Ying walked on. The void ahead of him distorted. He took a step in and disappeared from the vicinity.
The illusory realm that engulfed the River Mountain City disappeared altogether after that. Everyone regained their consciousness. Those who had fallen into the illusory realm forgot everything they experienced after waking up. Only ‘Forefather River Mountain’ was able to maintain memories of what had happened in the illusory realm.
‘Illusory realm? I’ve fallen into an illusory realm for a breath of time?’ Forefather River Mountain could not help but feel a chill down his spine. He shuddered. He hurriedly checked through the entire River Mountain City while still feeling uneasy. Nevertheless, he could not find out who was the culprit.
After all, for the other party to completely cause him to fall into an illusory realm, and for him to be unable to struggle out of it, would mean killing him was as easy as lifting one’s hand.
This was the Eastern Unicorn Sacred World. In one of the nations located on a vast area, many cultivators were living within the city of this nation.
At this moment.
An illusory realm engulfed the entire nation.
A white-gowned male walked out from within the illusory realm: ‘There are no Destruction Devils here as well. But there are quite a few members from the Ancient Sacred Religion.’
Very soon after this information was reported upwards, the Eastern Unicorn Sacred World would send experts over to handle the issue.
This was Xue Ying’s strategy.
It might seem crude and foolish–for Xue Ying had to investigate every single area in a random manner! Xue Ying would rely on ultra-long distance teleportation to proceed to every part of the three great sacred worlds. He would even move to some of the primal chaos great land located amidst the vast primal chaos void and directly engulf the entire area! In his opinion, the powerful Destruction Devils should be able to escape from the illusory realm.
Furthermore, Xue Ying would subtly guide the proceedings in the illusory realm, letting out information regarding the Destruction Devils. If the victim were a Destruction Devil, the other party would reveal his actual identity!
It’s a pity that Xue Ying had not succeeded a single time yet…
Ultimately, there were too few Destruction Devils hiding in the three great sacred worlds and primal chaos void. Furthermore, the area Xue Ying had to cover was huge. Hence, it was reasonable for Xue Ying not to discover any single Destruction Devil after scouring through so many cities.
Instead, Xue Ying had detected more members from the ‘Ancient Sacred Religion’ and ‘Ancestor Mother Religion’ ever since he started combing through every single part of the world. Xue Ying would even take a detour to visit some of the more desolate areas and discover members from the two religions. In the end, Xue Ying was able to locate several bases belonging to the two religions, causing them to suffer from losses consecutively.
“What is happening?”
“Why are we discovered yet again?”
The two great religions felt puzzled.
Nevertheless, Xue Ying continued his diligent mission scouring through the primal chaos void without many people being aware of it. After all, the strongest expert of the smaller organizations had only reached the Unity realm, and how was it possible for them to maintain their consciousness under Xue Ying’s illusory realm? Furthermore, they would lose memory of everything that had happened in the illusory realm after the whole event. Thus, the two great religions could not find out why their bases were being broken into time after time.
In the blink of an eye, it had been about two billion years since Xue Ying began his investigation on the Destruction Devils.