Chapter 1180 – Number One Expert in the Mirage and Illusory Realm
Paragon Master Bewitching Sword sat there. His gaze swept around the hall. Whenever he met someone familiar, he would exchange a few words through voice transmissions.
He also turned to the direction of Xue Ying, smiling: “Brother Flying Snow, I still remember how we attempted the 18 Stages together in the Realm Heart God Palace. If I had reached the final realm at that time, I might be able to bring you away.”
Xue Ying was slightly startled with the kind and passionate gaze the other party gave him. He replied: “That time, Brother Bewitching Sword has already tried your best for me! I am thankful for that.”
It was Paragon Master Bewitching Sword who helped him out in the past. If not for Eternal Night Primogenitor who was not willing to shed all pretense of cordiality with Summer Wind Ancient Nation, he might have wiped out Paragon Master Bewitching Sword with a wave of his hand.
Paragon Master Bewitching Sword smiled. He then continued conversing with some of his familiar and good friends.
At the same time–
Emperor Cang was the host of this great ceremony. After all, it was a disciple from his Cang Clan who reached the final realm.
Emperor Summer and the other unparalleled existences were clearly in a good mood. They made the ceremony a lively one. This was even the first time Xue Ying witnessed many of the performances. This great ceremony persisted for nine days before it ended.
“Southern Cloud King, the two of us haven’t met for quite some time already. I have arranged a small gathering tonight at the Emperor Cang City. Are you free to join us? Brother Heaven Ancient will also be there. Oh, Monarch Flying Snow will be coming too.”
“Brother Southern Cloud.”
As the number of participating Cosmos Gods was huge, it was rare for everyone to meet. Hence, when the banquet ended, they went off in their small cliques.
Even though this great ceremony was lively, everyone was quite reserved. Only after they went off in their smaller groups did everyone became more casual.
Southern Cloud King, being the wealthiest Paragon Master and the creator of one of the top ten great religions, the southern Cloud Sacred Religion along with being one of the great heroes on Realm Heart Great Land, had been invited by many other Cosmos Gods. Many of them also gave him some face by inviting ‘Monarch Flying Snow’ along. A level-two Cosmos God Monarch Flying Snow was considered quite ordinary amidst the group of Cosmos Gods.
“Brother Flying Snow, don’t be in a rush to go off.” Paragon Master Bewitching Sword took the initiative over to invite Xue Ying. He pulled Xue Ying with him, “I have a small-scale gathering which I invited some good friends privately over. You and I once fought together, so you better not reject me.”
Since Xue Ying could not reject, he could only go along.
This made many of the Cosmos Gods dumbstruck.
“When did Paragon Master Bewitching Sword become so close to Monarch Flying Snow?”
“I’ve heard the two of them once attempted the 18 Stages together in the Realm Heart God Palace.”
“How could they become so close just after venturing into the Realm Heart God Palace together?”
Many Cosmos Gods felt envious.
Having reached the final realm, Paragon Master Bewitching Sword did things casually. He invited whomever he wanted to! He was not afraid of offending anyone else. Even devils who reached the final realm could become Great Tyrant Devils that unparalleled existences could not deal with. Furthermore, Paragon Master Bewitching Sword was quite fast in reaching his current level. It was entirely possible for him to acquire a supreme-graded secret treasure. He even had Emperor Summer, Emperor Cang, and Ancestor Fan supporting him behind his back.
Hence, Paragon Master Bewitching Sword merely invited ten over Cosmos Gods he was closer with. He did not invite Southern Cloud King at all.
Paragon Master Bewitching Sword introduced Xue Ying to some of his good friends, allowing others to know that Monarch Flying Snow was a lifelong friend of he, Paragon Master Bewitching Sword. For a moment, in the eyes of many Cosmos Gods in the Realm Heart Great Land, this Monarch Flying Snow had a teacher, ‘Southern Cloud King’. And now, he had a good friend Paragon Master Bewitching Sword. That improved the treatment of many Cosmos Gods towards Xue Ying.
If Xue Ying asked someone for help, it would definitely be much easier now.
But the current Xue Ying only focused on cultivation. He would occasionally go out to kill some devils using his identity as the Heaven’s Will Daoist.
Fan Clan Magic Mountain.
Underneath the violet crown of the short and thick Burning Heart God Tree.
A white-robed young man sat cross-legged here.
Time continued ticking away. With the occasional breeze, there would be a deep violet leaf that looked like a violet jade sculpture falling from the tree.
Ever since Xue Ying conducted the trade for the Mirage scripture, he always had an avatar here cultivating. According to the conditions provided, he was qualified to cultivate under the Burning Heart God Tree for a trillion years! And now, it had merely been over 300 billion years.
Just about 10,000 years after Paragon Master Bewitching Sword broke through to the final realm.
Xue Ying abruptly opened his eyes. His eyes were dark as if they were in possession of frightening destruction.
Blinking his eyes again, they turned back to normal.
“I’ve succeeded in fusing four branches together.”
Xue Ying grinned, “Unknowingly, I have also fused four branches in the Dao of
Mirage and Illusory Ream together, leaving just one final step before fusing all five and reaching the final realm.”
Xue Ying had long reached one step before the final realm in the Dao of Void.
And now, it was the same with the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm!
But the significance behind both of them was different.
The ‘Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm’ was a Soul Dao. Its difficulty was much higher. In the entire Realm Heart Great Land, few had entered the Cosmos God Realm in the Dao of Soul! And those who reached the level-two Cosmos God in the Dao of Soul were much fewer than those that reached the final realm in other Daos!
This path was an arduous one.
Every scripture pertaining to it was incomparably precious!
“I’ve fused four branches together.” Xue Ying chuckled, “Indeed, it is as I thought, my talent in the Mirage is much higher than in the Void.”
That was the fact.
As there had been many predecessors in the Dao of Void, Xue Ying had gotten many prior opportunities. For instance, the scaled-armor of General Mo Gu and Monarch Nine Cloud’s four-diagrams absolute art or Void Primogenitor’s Walker’s Hidden Secret. He got many opportunities from the Realm Heart God Palace as well–Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique, Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles, and Chaotic Origin Dao Scroll. Furthermore, there were even the nine World Flowers bestowed by Luo City Lord and Yuan’s Realm Heart Great Land where he acquired a supreme secret impartation technique!
All sorts of opportunities in addition to his talent enabled him to walk until where he stood.
Comparatively speaking, Xue Ying did not gain much opportunities in the Mirage and Illusory Realm.
In his hometown Primal Chaos Void, he had been the first and only cultivator to reach the Primal Chaos Realm in the Mirage and Illusory Realm! He had to pave his own path.
And after coming to the Realm Heart Great Land, Xue Ying had to painstakingly earned his chance of studying Ancestor Fan’s
Hence, it went without saying that Xue Ying was now the number one expert in the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm within the entire Realm Heart Great Land.
At a certain location in the higher dimension far away.
An old man and Luo City Lord were seated next to each other while drinking tea.
The old man suddenly looked towards a particular direction.
“Older Brother Yuan, what’s the matter?” Luo City Lord asked.
“That Dong Bo Xue Ying has fused four branches together in the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm.” Yuan was incredibly startled. The Realm Heart Great Land had been created by him, and Xue Ying was one of the few targets he paid huge attention to across many of the Origin Worlds. Otherwise, he would not have passed down a specially-simplified refinement technique of a Chaotic Origin Weapon, and neither would he have bestowed upon him a droplet of Myriad Tentacles Dragon Mother’s core blood.
“Fused four branches together? Doesn’t that mean he is just one single step away from the final realm?” Luo City Lord was startled, “And if I am not wrong, he is the only one to have reached so close to the final realm in any Dao of Soul in your Realm Heart Great Land.”
“Right, just he alone!” Yuan was startled.
It was tremendously hard to progress in the Dao of Soul.
Xue Ying felt that he was the number one expert in the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm within the entire Realm Heart Great Land. But what he did not know was that he was also the number one expert in the soul aspect within Realm Heart Great Land!
“Many experts across the Origin Worlds aren’t as strong as those in the Realm Heart Great Land.” Yuan sighed, “Some of the cultivators, even after relying on large amounts of opportunities and visiting certain unique grounds within the Chaotic Origin Dimension… there had been over a hundred cultivators who were just one step away from reaching the final realm in the Dao of Soul. But none of them had ever reached that stage in such a short period as compared to Dong Bo Xue Ying!”
“That’s right.” Luo City Lord nodded.
Both of them were aware that there had never been any cultivator who reached the final realm in the Dao of Soul! Not a single one of them! Hence, Yuan had no way of bestowing any scriptures into the Realm Heart Great Land because even though they were experts amongst Chaotic Origin Lifeforms, they did not specialize in the Dao of Soul.
Currently, what they knew most in the Dao of Soul path were those that reached one step before final realm.
“He has cultivated for such a short time!” Luo City Lord sighed, “In addition to the period he cultivated at his hometown Origin World and the time he spent on the Realm Heart Great Land, the total period hasn’t reached two trillion years! To reach this stage in the Mirage and Illusory Realm in just less than two trillion years… that is too terrifying. His talent in the Mirage and Illusory Realm is quite shocking.”
“Mn.” Yuan’s eyes lit up, “I have a feeling that if he were to reach the final realm in the Mirage and Illusory Realm, it shouldn’t be too hard for him to become a Chaotic Origin Lifeform. Haha, he has broken through during his cultivation on me Realm Heart Great Land! And judging by his temper, he cares more for the weak than you and I. He is definitely someone who cherishes friendships and knows how to be grateful. By then, he would most likely join our side.”
“Yes.” Luo City Lord grinned, “Previously, I gave him nine World Flowers too. But everything is dependent on if he could reach the final realm in the Mirage and Illusory Realm! It is hard to have a breakthrough in the final step to reach the final realm for most Dao paths, and reaching the final realm in this Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm will most likely be more difficult! Across many Origin Worlds, there have been only a hundred or so cultivators who reached just one step away from the final realm in the soul aspect. But none of them were able to take that final step.”
Yuan softly nodded: “I have already bestowed upon him with a droplet of Myriad Tentacles Dragon Mother’s core blood. To a Cosmos God who had yet to jump out of the cage, this is also the limit to what his soul could reach. We can’t help him either since he currently is standing at the apex in the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm. What comes after that is dependent on him! He has to take this path alone.”
“His cultivation speed is really fast, and his talent in this aspect far surpasses that of what he knows.” Luo City Lord nodded, “Even though it is hard to take the final step, he should be the one with the greatest hope.”
“We shall see.” Yuan chuckled, “Everyone has been saying that creating the Realm Heart Great Land is a waste of my time. But they do not know that if given sufficient time and patient, only then could we see a true expert emerging.”
The two of them paid notice momentarily before no longer caring much anymore. They knew that it was not so easy for this Xue Ying to reach the final realm in the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm either.