Chapter 960: The Swaying Flower
“How could this be?” The Cosmos Gods present felt a thousand emotions crossing through their hearts. Even though they had various guesses, now that the truth came clear, they were sure that the Destruction Devils had escaped previously when they assaulted the spatial barrier! The ‘spatial barrier’ could not obstruct the other party. This made it hard for the Cosmos Gods to accept since they thought that the spatial barrier was perfect.
“Dong Bo, you’ve done well this time. You have proved the point that there are indeed Cosmos God Destruction Devils hiding within our world and that there exists a hole within the spatial barrier.” Ancestor Sorcerer turned to Xue Ying, “Do you still have any other discoveries?”
“No more.” Xue Ying shook his head, “That time, I did not dare to linger on, and had fled immediately.”
“Mn, it is not bad for you to produce such a result within that short period. Continue your investigation.” Ancestor Sorcerer said.
Xue Ying knew that the Cosmos Gods would be discussing how to cover up the hole, and how they should be dealing with the ‘kings’ of the Destruction Devils. This was something Xue Ying could not assist since he could only escape whenever he encountered the kings from the Destruction Devil race! Such existences that came to being only for destruction were extremely frightening, especially their ‘kings’. Their destructive techniques were more formidable than any ordinary Cosmos Gods, and they were capable in fleeing too.
The other ninth level Star Pagoda existences might not be able to escape from such beings, and it was because Xue Ying could utilize ultra-long distance teleportation, that was why he was chosen to conduct this mission.
The space beside Xue Ying distorted. He took a step before entering it.
And within this palace hall, the incarnations of the Cosmos Gods began discussing various strategies to rectify this issue.
To the ancient cultivators, 100 million years was a brief period. It was normal for them to enter closed-door cultivation for up to 10 billion years in a single period. After all, destroying a cosmos wasn’t something difficult for them.
Xue Ying continued moving across various places. He was using the ‘crudest’ of methods to conduct his mission.
There were indeed few Destruction Devils who had hidden within the world.
Because those that came in, other than the two generals with the ‘shadowless ‘talent’, the other were either Cosmos Gods with extremely high status or powerful golden-armored Destruction Devils with a steady heart temperament at the peak of eighth level or ninth level strength! Ultimately, those with slightly weaker heart temperament would not be able to resist the craving to slaughter and destroy.
Their identities would easily be revealed should they kill too many beings and destroy too many places. Furthermore, it was unlikely for those with weaker heart temperaments to break through into ‘kings’.
As such, those who were selected to come into the cultivator’s world were absolutely the elites and geniuses. The majority of them was chosen only after they had the qualifications to become ‘kings’.
There were few!
And all were vigilant.
It was indeed arduous for Xue Ying to find traces of them.
In the blink of an eye, another 20 over billion years passed.
This was a sect that occupied quite a vast area. There were many disciples of this sect, and the sect master was a great expert at the fifth level Star Pagoda strength.
On this day.
As the sun rose, its rays covered this sect. Nevertheless, there was a huge black flower bud that appeared above this sect. Layers of black flower bud were stacked on top of one another, and many petals were present–a total of 38 Destruction Flowers had been formed. Xue Ying was able to unleash so many flowers firstly because of his strong soul, and secondly because of the improvement of his realm.
“Wanting to escape?” A white-robed Xue Ying stood in midair looking at the layers of black flower bud trapped a being within–this being had revealed his true appearance as a golden-armored Destruction Devil.
“Break, break, break!” That golden-armored Destruction Devil was holding onto a sharp blade hacking on the black flower bud. He could only cut apart about a dozen before newer Destruction Flowers started forming again–another 38 flowers.
A crimson red stream of light suddenly cut through the layers of flower buds before arriving at its innermost layer. It was a golden-armored Destruction Devil who was shrouded in a crimson glow. With a wave of his hand, he easily kept his comrade within his Eden treasure.
His body formed a crimson stream of light; his body was like a weapon which forcibly tore through the Destruction Flower. Xue Ying might have attempted to establish more Destruction Flowers, but the other party was too quick. Within the blink of an eye, he charged his way out through the layers of obstacles. With a rush, he arrived far away, and his body began dividing into many pieces that escaped in all directions as golden light.
Xue Ying did not know which light to chase after. By then, those golden streams of light had teleported away through the void.
‘I’ve let them escaped.’
Xue Ying felt slightly frustrated.
All the cultivators from the sect beneath had fallen into an illusory realm. Even though there were some disturbances created during the battle previously, everything was still under the control of Xue Ying. He did not let the shockwaves of the battle affect these cultivators.
‘I’ve discovered two golden-armored Destruction Devils this time. One should be at the ninth level, and the other weaker one should be at the peak of the eighth level.’ Xue Ying deduced, ‘I was unable to restrain that ninth level right from the start, and have given him up. I’d only focused on trying to capture the weaker golden-armored Destruction Devil, yet he was easily saved by his comrade.’
‘I can only say that this Destruction Flower is still lacking in power.’
Xue Ying shook his head.
Even though his soul became stronger, and his realm had reached a more profound level–he was able to unleash 38 Destruction Flowers at once, if one mentioned that 19 Destruction Flowers had barely touched the boundary of the ninth level, then 38 Destruction Flowers was hardly at the ninth level. This was only taking into account its offensive power. In terms of its restrictive ability, it was unable to restrict ninth level golden-armored Destruction Devils as of now.
‘I have yet to create the third style of the Destruction Flower.’ Xue Ying shook his head. He felt slightly unwilling. After all, Xue Ying had left the Void Castle for 20 over billion years already. Even though he spent the majority of his concentration on trying to create the third style of the Destruction Flower, it was to no avail. It was only after Xue Ying created the third style would this move be genuinely considered at the ninth level. And only then would Xue Ying no longer remain helpless when facing against those golden-armored Destruction Devils at the ninth level.
It’s a pity that he could not create the third style.
Xue Ying looked down at this sect that was bathed in the morning fog. Many of the cultivators within were still trapped in the illusory realm. It was only after Xue Ying kept it did he disappear from the vicinity.
The cultivators within the sect gradually regained their consciousness, yet they did not know what had happened. It was merely the disciples that discovered they were missing two sect mates!
In the following years of investigation, the situation had clearly worsened.
A ‘king’ had been discovered. Two other golden-armored Destruction Devils were found out too–everyone had been unearthed by Xue Ying using his illusory realm! The Destruction Devils were not foolish. They were easily able to guess that this cultivator ‘Xue Ying’ who could unleash the illusory realm and teleport through ultra-long distance teleportation to escape was chasing after them. Naturally, the highest level ‘kings’ had sent a new order to the other hiding golden-armored Destruction Devils.
This also resulted in a period of stagnating yield as Xue Ying could not even find traces of a single hiding golden-armored Destruction Devil.
A long time passed.
Xue Ying traveled across the three great sacred worlds and the primal chaos void. Even though he could no longer discover any traces of the Destruction Devils, Xue Ying was gradually building up his foundation. On this day, he arrived at a primal chaos land, easily exterminating a huge devil that brought calamity across this place. Just as he was enjoying the unique delicacies of this land in bliss…
Xue Ying casually waved his hand, causing a Mirage to appear indistinctly by the side. A nine-petaled flower was condensed. Xue Ying traveled across the various places, and would frequently attempt to formulate the flower using what he had comprehended. He had experimented it countless time during the long period before this, and it was only today when Xue Ying unleashed it did he feel a shudder in his soul. This was a feeling of beauty, of perfection that was similar to when he created the Destruction Flower at the Unity realm.
This time, Xue Ying understood when he unleashed the Destruction Flower without even needing to see… that he succeeded!
Xue Ying turned over. Within the Mirage world by the side, a nine-petaled flower was swaying within. It was stunning and seemed like a fantasy. It had reached grand perfection, and no flaws could be discovered within.