Chapter 967: The Dust has Settled
Xue Ying carefully peered at this ‘peak battle’. It was rare for battles of this level to occur.
Even though it was taxing for him, and most of the combat techniques were too quick and blurred, Xue Ying had gradually deduced and understood some parts of the battle.
Xue Ying was able to discern from the combat moves of Sacred Master that they contained the profound mysteries of slaughter, destruction, light, thunder… many profound mysteries were inherent within his moves. Nevertheless, these profound mysteries had a single origin–the ‘grayish thunder’. Sacred Master’s combat energy source originated from that thunder.
Thunder contained an apocalyptic power.
Thunder was also filled with destructiveness…
‘Sacred Master is very similar to World Ancestor. They specialized in a single source of power.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘All the power of Sacred Master seems to originate from thunder, yet it suffices for him to suppress both Ancestor Sorcerer and World Ancestor.’
‘World Ancestor focused on his body! He has refined his body to an unfathomable stage. The strength of his body is even more horrifying than several other secret treasures, and the attacks by Sacred Master could not injure a single hair of his at all.’ Xue Ying could not help but lament over this fact. He understood Black Emperor’s four great inheritances which seemed to temper one’s fleshy body to an unfathomable extent.
But after seeing this battle, he finally understood what a horrifying fleshy body meant.
‘If one said that Sacred Master focused on ‘thunder’, and World Ancestor specialized in his ‘fleshy body’, then Ancestor Sorcerer has no specialties.’ Xue Ying thought.
Ancestor Sorcerer had many formidable techniques despite being ‘mixed’. He could even fuse some of the very formidable moves together, allowing him to unleash killing moves that were formidable, forcing Sacred Master to treat them carefully. But the only weakness he had was that Ancestor Sorcerer required time to cast his horrifying moves. Hence, in a short battle, Ancestor Sorcerer could never win World Ancestor.
‘No wonder World Ancestor and Ancestor Mother are publicly acknowledged to be the two existences closest to the Sacred Master. Ancestor Sorcerer could barely compete with World Ancestor and the others by relying on his techniques, but he is still quite lacking.’ Xue Ying nodded inwardly.
Ancestor Mother and World Ancestor were publicly acknowledged to be of one minor level amongst Cosmos Gods at the second level. Ancestor Sorcerer and Blade Emperor were of another minor level!
‘But despite both World Ancestor and Ancestor Sorcerer working together against Sacred Master, they can’t injure Sacred Master at all.’ Xue Ying felt heaviness in his heart. Sacred Master still had the upper hand despite fighting against two at once. He was indeed an existence who could become enemies with all Cosmos Gods by himself! It was very difficult trying to kill him.
‘I should work hard to become a Cosmos God first.’
Xue Ying thought.
He knew himself that despite being at the ninth level currently, it was hard for him to compare with Cosmos Gods still. Xue Ying still lacked understanding in the Dao of Mirage which he specialized most.
As Xue Ying was thoroughly observing the battle, he suddenly felt his senses tingling and looked upwards.
In the distant, high above the Great Void Heaven Temple, that lump of rolling enormous black light suddenly fell downwards into the cavern-dwelling where Swordmaster stayed. It fused into the insides of that cavern-dwelling before disappearing.
‘What happened?’ Xue Ying, Primal Chaos Hall Master, Inquisitive Sky Hall Master, Celestial Water Hall Master, and others were watching with rapt attention. That terrifying black light actually fell into the cavern-dwelling of Swordmaster?
Forefather Tian Yu and Blade Emperor who had always been responsible for protecting the place revealed a joyous expression after seeing this scene.
“He is quite fast.” Blade Emperor praised, “He has succeeded in controlling it so quickly. This has just been the time taken to brew a cup of tea. It seems that Swordmaster is quite adept in controlling it.”
“Haha, it is much faster than I expected.” Forefather Tian Yu was delighted too.
He knew that the Great Void Heaven Temple would become much stronger from now on.
The battle between Sacred Master and World Ancestor and Ancestor Sorcerer persisted for just the time taken to brew a cup of tea.
“Sacred Master, receive a sword from me!” A roar came.
Two figures walked out from nothingness side by side. One was Blade Emperor, and the other was the white-haired male ‘Swordmaster’. Swordmaster carried a sword behind his back as he pointed at the Sacred Master from afar.
The sword left its scabbard.
A heart-palpitating sword light suddenly swept out. It brought with it a power that caused the entire sacred world to shake. This sword light directly slashed towards the distant Swordmaster, causing him to flinch momentarily before receiving this attack with the motley pike in his hand. At that moment, “hong hong hong…” Many booming sounds were heard, causing the surrounding space to shatter and distort. Even the flow of time was influenced.
In that short moment, both parties had fought for tens of bouts, and Sacred Master could not secure a victory during that period. World Ancestor and Ancestor Sorcerer retreated with a smile as they saw this.
The sword light rapidly returned, falling back into the scabbard on Swordmaster’s back.
Sacred Master also stopped. The pike in his hand disappeared. He stood there inspecting Swordmaster thoroughly.
“I only felt that you are extraordinary previously, but it seems that I have still underestimated you.” Sacred Master chuckled with praise, “You have soundlessly reached the second level after entering the Cosmos God realm. Currently, your action has succeeded in taking away part of my strength. From your actions previously, you aren’t any weaker than the Blade Emperor. It is possible for you to surpass both World Ancestor and Ancestor Mother after some time.”
“Sacred Master has overpraised me.” Swordmaster calmly answered.
He remained low-profile for several epochs.
And in a single day, he erupted with his entire strength…
Allowing him to reach the standard of being able to fight with Sacred Master directly.
“Your talent and comprehension ability is indeed the first since the primitive Ancient Sacred World emerged.” Sacred Master laughed, “In the future, you might be qualified to become my opponent.”
Blade Emperor, Ancestor Sorcerer, and World Ancestor felt rueful in their hearts. They admitted that ‘Swordmaster’ was indeed outstanding. His strength had exploded with such speed, and more importantly, Swordmaster had not experienced any huge setbacks before and was able to reach his current realm in one fell swoop.
“The only pitiful thing is that you came into this world too late.” Sacred Master chuckled calmly without feeling anguished at all, “The Destruction Devils are only becoming stronger, and the time you have isn’t much either.”
“I hope that you will be able to reach the final third level before the final limit of this primal chaos void. By then, this world will be more interesting.” Sacred Master laughed at Swordmaster before disappearing.
“He left just like that?” Ancestor Sorcerer felt puzzled.
“He is quite direct with his departure. Despite having part of his strength snatched away by Swordmaster, he is able to remain calm.” The thin and small World Ancestor said, “It seems that ever since his affair has been broken by Gu Qi, in addition to the Destruction Devils getting stronger, Sacred Master should have given up all other schemes of his.”
Ancestor Sorcerer nodded: “Mn, previously, for the sake of venting his anger, he has utilized part of his origin energy to kill Gu Qi! This time, another part of his energy has been snatched by Swordmaster, yet he is able to remain nonchalant. It seems that he should have given up his schemes of the past.”
“We must always remain vigilant when fighting against Sacred Master.” Blade Emperor added, “Who knows if he might just paralyze us once he sees that things aren’t going well.”
Swordmaster nodded too.
Ancient Sacred World.
The Sacred Master sat cross-legged on his black stone bed. There was calm on his face: ‘This Swordmaster has improved truly quickly. It has only been a while yet he is able to fight against me directly. His growth is too smooth, and he hasn’t met any setbacks at all.’
‘Is it because he has once gotten the ‘Realm Heart Order?’ Sacred Master murmured inwardly, ‘It’s a pity that I have only heard of this Realm Heart Order before, yet have never obtained it.’