Chapter 961: Blood Cloud Pagoda Master
At the peak of an icy mountain.
There was a spread of delicious food placed on top of a table cut from ice. They were food that Xue Ying had ‘teleported’ over from several cities within the primal chaos land. Naturally, he would leave behind some treasures to those restaurants providing the food. Xue Ying would definitely not let those restaurants suffer a loss.
“Tsk tsk tsk.” Placing down the crystalline cup, Xue Ying looked at the space by his side. There was a delicate nine-petaled flower forming in the Mirage. Compared to the three-petaled and six-petaled flowers, the destructive power inherent within was distinctly different. This nine-petaled flower seemed more ordinary.
If one thoroughly examined it…
He would be able to perceive that this nine-petaled flower seemed to encompass an infinite region just like a vast cosmos. That’s right. According to Xue Ying’s estimation, the third style of Xue Ying’s absolute art “Destruction Flower” and also the final style, the ‘nine-petaled flower’ had reached the Cosmos God level in certain aspects.
‘A flower is like a cosmos. If one continued walking down this path, I’d be able to genuinely break through into the Cosmos God realm.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘But it’s clear that this path is likely to be a dead end.’
Because this flower fused both Dao of Mirage and Dao of Slaughter together.
To become a Cosmos God using this path, one had to have a deep foundation and understanding of both Daos! It was way harder as compared to researching in just a single Dao.
The Dao gave birth to one. One gave birth to two. Two gave birth to three. Three gave birth to myriad existences.
Everything had a point of origin. Researching along this Dao path, for instance, in Xue Ying’s plan of comprehending the ‘Dao of Mirage’ which he specialized in, the core of the Dao of Mirage would be the ‘Dao’. It would give birth to one and eventually, myriad existences. If Xue Ying cultivated several different mixtures of Dao, it would be difficult for him to fuse them together and break through to the Cosmos God realm.
Forefather Tian Yu, Swordmaster, Void Primogenitor, Blade Emperor, and others had walked down a single Dao path with great difficulties, walking to the furthest distance.
Thus, comparatively speaking, creating the ‘nine-petaled flower’ was creating a formidable killing move and allow Xue Ying’s combat strength to improve. After all, cultivators could protect himself better if he became stronger, and only then could he walk further down the Dao path. Secondly, it was tempering himself. This entire process was also a form of refinement for Xue Ying’s heart temperament, his soul and personality. It deepened Xue Ying’s understanding of the Dao of Mirage too, and allow his foundation to become more stable.
‘I have cultivated about 100 billion years and have finally comprehended a ninth level move.’ There was a strand of complex expression appearing on Xue Ying’s youthful look.
A ninth level move.
This was the true reliance he had, and a move which Xue Ying could use to fight against Cosmos Gods.
Likely previously, Xue Ying could stack more flowers to improve his offensive strength. When talking about defense, he had cultivated the Imperial Dragon inheritance to the ninth transformation realm accompanied by his ‘void-ification’ ability and his body hiding in the Mirage world. Only with so many techniques supporting each other was Xue Ying able to form a ninth level move. He also had two great secret treasures protecting him. That was why he was considered stronger in defenses. When facing some of the stronger golden-armored Destruction Devils, or previously exchanging moves with a Cosmos God, he could simply escape by relying on his secret treasure. Nevertheless, he could not resist at all.
‘It is truly different.’
Xue Ying extended his right hand. The nine-petaled flower descended from nothingness and became real. It descended extremely slowly; it was turning illusion into real inch by inch. The surrounding world energy was rushing over, causing many cultivators on this primal chaos land to feel puzzled. Was something dangerous breeding?
After all, Xue Ying had just killed a huge devil and saved the entire primal chaos land.
Many cultivators began rushing over to the origin of where the world energy was attracted to. They tore through the void and rushed over, but as they got closer, they fell into an illusory realm and went back once again. They could not get close to the origin where the world energy was attracted to.
After half a day later.
For the sake of preventing the energy from affecting the great land, Xue Ying took half a day to finally bring the nine-petaled flower from illusion to real.
“Truly gorgeous.” Xue Ying looked at the nine-petaled flower in his hand. The petals and buds were all delicate and glistening. The beads of water were dripping on them. Each droplet of water contained a world within.
‘Only by relying on this will I be qualified to compete against Monarch Xing Huo, Heart Imitation Religious Master, and the others.’ Xue Ying waved his hand, causing the inner section of the nine-petaled flower to collapse. A distorting black hole vaguely appeared before disappearing.
Xue Ying then continued enjoying the excellent food before leaving this primal chaos land.
After grasping the nine-petaled flower, Xue Ying continued traveling to all places. The devils of the many regions were really unlucky for they were killed unknowingly while still in closed-door cultivation and immersing themselves with beauties. Xue Ying was clearly exterminating the devils along the way whenever he saw immoral acts happening.
His personality was as such–if he did not see those devils, he would not care about them. But the moment he saw one, Xue Ying would naturally take on the responsibility of handling them!
Hence, even if discovering the Destruction Devils were rare, Xue Ying was able to kill quite a few of those wicked devils.
‘It is genuinely hard to find them.’
‘Where exactly have these Destruction Devils hidden at?’
It had been more than 80 billion years since he left the Void Castle. Other than the initial period of discovering traces of a Cosmos God and traces of golden-armored Destruction Devils, he was no longer able to find any more hints of these Destruction Devils!
‘Unless they have hidden in some desolate corner of the world? And that they no longer dare to appear in some of the bigger organizations?’ Xue Ying vaguely guessed. And that was why he began traveling to those primal chaos lands that were more desolate and deep in the mountain ranges. The moment he found any region where quite a few beings converged at via the black fog spherical holes, he would directly appear and unleash his illusory realm.
If it were merely targeting the more prominent organizations, it would not be difficult for Xue Ying. But if Xue Ying were to search through every nook and cranny of primal chaos void, then he would only be able to scour through a small part despite spending a trillion years.
Myriad Ancient Sacred World.
On this vast desert, a white-robed teenager was walking on it. He was probing through a wide area in his surroundings through the black fog spherical holes. He was able to immediately discover that there was a seemingly ordinary castle palace located deep within a bare mountain range. With a glance, it seemed to be the cavern-dwelling of a cultivator.
But after Xue Ying probed deeper…
He discovered that underneath the castle, there was a deep and wide area. It was a relatively huge organization.
‘Let’s go and have a look.’ Xue Ying took a step and teleported over directly.
His teleportation was silent. By the time others discovered him, Xue Ying had arrived.
The mechanism of ultra-long distance teleportation usually first started with the forming of a passage. Others would first discover a distorting void passage before the user traveled over. To the true experts, they had enough time from the point of perceiving the disturbances created by the ‘ultra-long distance teleportation’ to escape before the user even arrived.
Underneath this seemingly ordinary castle, it was a completely different world.
There were towering buildings scattered within. At the center of the many buildings, there was a black pagoda. This black pagoda directly connected to the palace-castle located on the surface.
“Hahaha, Brother Qu, how do you find this Life-Death Pagoda of mine?” A bald-headed hunk delightfully said. He was currently seated opposite an old man, and both of them were drinking with a group of beauties serving them.
The two of them could easily see through what was happening within the pagoda through the walls of the black pagoda.
The inner section of this pagoda was immense–it contained 18 levels in total.
The first level was also the lowest level. Several billion cultivators were imprisoned within. World energy was isolated from this place, thus preventing these cultivators from being able to absorb any energy at all. Over time, they would gradually become weaker. But it was possible for them to have a ‘life-death battle’, fighting with another expert of a similar realm to death. When one died, the victor could proceed to the second level.
There were comparatively fewer cultivators located on the second level. They arrived here after experiencing the life-death battle. Wanting to get to the third level? They similarly had to fight another life-death battle on this level.
This process would repeat similarly.
One level by one level up.
A total of 18 levels.
Those cultivators who survived and reached the 18th level would proceed with another life-death battle, with the victor permitted to leave the Life-Death Pagoda. This was the favor given by the ‘Blood Cloud Pagoda Master’.
“Interesting. Haha, this is truly interesting.” The old man by the side laughed voraciously, “Brother Blood Cloud, you are truly benevolent. You do not kill these cultivators who offended you. Instead, you have given them a route to survival.”
“Going by the workings of the world, there should always be a path to survival. I naturally am following it, and leaving them with a way to survive too.” The bald-headed hunk chuckled.
The old man felt apprehensive inwardly though.
Blood Cloud Pagoda Master was a devour-class devil, yet he deliberately left behind a chance at survival for the other cultivators?