Chapter 1215 – An enormous Lake
Even though Xue Ying could only vaguely perceive that Chaotic Origin Lifeform–he could not even count the number of ‘eyes’ accurately–Xue Ying could easily imagine what would happen when the dense number of eyes stared at the enemy. The enemy would fall into an illusory realm before being killed! With attacks coming from both fronts, even if the enemy survived, his soul would be heavily influenced, diminishing the combat power he could unleash.
‘Such a Chaotic Origin Lifeform is bigger than even a sacred world! I reckon a nation like Summer Wind Ancient Nation would easily be smashed into smithereens when this lifeform smash into it.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly. Fortunately, such terrifying existences were handled by other similarly powerful Chaotic Origin experts like ‘Yuan’ or ‘Luo City Lord’.
Over at the capital of Summer Wind Ancient Nation, within the Fan Clan Magic Mountain.
Underneath the low and thick Burning Heart God Tree, a white-robed young man sat cross-legged underneath its huge crown.
To prevent Undying Underworld Emperor from discovering him, this avatar cultivating under the Burning Heart God Tree had altered his appearance and aura. But given the security of the Summer Wind Capital and vigilance of the Fan Clan, it was almost impossible for Undying Underworld Emperor to extend his senses into this place.
A piece of leaf that looked like a violet jade sculpture fell. Xue Ying watched. At the same time, a grin formed on his mouth.
In his mind, he easily remembered the structures of the illusory realm in those 33 mysterious eyes which he examined before. Those two kinds of illusory realms–one to entice and lure the enemy in, and the other to wipe out the soul of the enemy. There were 25 gray eyes that were part of the same illusory realm with different sections of its structure. Despite integrating them together, there were still many missing pieces. Nonetheless, it gave Xue Ying a pleasant feeling.
It was absolutely beautiful.
‘The more one understood the Dao, the more he could comprehend from the Dao’.
Currently, Xue Ying was already ‘close to comprehending the Dao’; he was just one strand away from reaching the final realm. Hence, he had the capabilities to discern how extraordinary the structure of each mysterious eye was.
‘Given my current realm, I dare not hope to grasp the same killing move as that terrifying Chaotic Origin Lifeform.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘But it is possible for me to create a killing technique corresponding to my Dao.’
Why a killing technique?
Like the Dao of Void, it contained nine branches altogether. Of which fusing five branches would make it possible to create a grand perfection ‘Five Phases Sealing Technique’. This was a powerful skill that had reached the boundary of level-three Cosmos God.
With the same realm, different applications of the Dao gave rise to different possibilities of creating techniques with varying power.
Because Xue Ying comprehended the supreme secret impartation, he had created five great killing techniques in the Dao of Void! Any killing technique had the power of an ordinary peak Cosmos God.
As for the ‘Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm’, even though his accumulations in it was deep, Xue Ying had yet to create any heaven-defying killing technique. In order to create one, he had to first gain an inspiration! Or to watch others execute their techniques! Or possibly by extrapolating from the inherent mysteries of a supreme-graded secret treasure! Or even to be guided by a supreme secret impartation. Regardless, killing techniques would usually be created when there was inspiration.
And when there was guidance, it would be much easier to create one.
Currently, these gray and golden eyes were a form of guidance to Xue Ying.
‘By simplifying and absorbing the essence, I should be able to for my own killing technique. Once I have done so, it would definitely increase my understanding of the Dao, greatly improving my chances of reaching the final realm.’ Xue Ying looked forward to it.
He closed his eyes and continued cultivating. The structures of the 33 mysterious eyes were being dissected and analyzed continuously. They were also being used to deduce further comprehensions with his current understanding of the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm.
Furthermore, with the support by this ‘Burning Heart God Tree’, Xue Ying’s efficiency in cultivation was incredibly good.
Xue Ying’s avatar that was cultivating underneath the Burning Heart God Tree as well as that avatar which wielded the Chaotic Origin Weapon and guarded the Flying Snow City were the two avatars with complete souls. Other major avatars including those that were adventuring in the Broken Tooth Mountain Range were in reality, only at 70% of his total soul power!
Because he had absorbed the core blood of the Myriad Tentacles Dragon Mother before, Xue Ying’s soul was exceptionally powerful.
Even at 70% of his total soul power, Xue Ying could easily cast an illusory realm and to multi-task by unleashing other killing techniques.
‘Over time as my realm deepens, the support provided by the Burning Heart God Tree would decrease.’ Xue Ying could feel the assistance by the Burning Heart God Tree on his cultivation. Nonetheless, the effects from the Burning Heart God Tree were weakening over time. Ultimately, it was still more helpful than many other cultivating-assisting items.
The three of them descended on a sky-floating island. This was also the 34th island which they would be exploring.
“I hope that there are some precious treasures waiting for us on this island. The harvest we had on the previous one was simply negligible.” Insect Ancestor said.
“It is normal for our harvest to vary from island to island. Even though there are some which are greatly useful to us cultivators, and not really useful to the Death Destruction Clan or the natives, many cultivators from the Realm Heart Great Land have explored the places too. It is likely for quite a few islands to have been explored by other unparalleled existences.” Xue Ying chuckled, “Talking about which, our harvest is quite huge already.”
“It is all thanks to Big Brother Flying Snow and Brother Bewitching Sword.” Insect Ancestor chuckled, “Allowing me to freeload my way.”
“It is also thanks to the Blood Flame Clan.” Xue Ying said, “Let’s go. We should be careful. Even though this sky-floating island isn’t that dangerous, and that we have quite a detailed intelligence on this place, it is still better for us to remain alert. Otherwise, we might just meet with some unexpected failure and fall in certain ambient dangers.”
Islands with a slightly more detailed intelligence only stipulated the majority of dangers present, and not all of them.
“Go.” The black robe on Insect Ancestor disintegrated, turning into many insects that flew in all directions.
Xue Ying also began casting his illusory realm.
Swordmaster had the easiest time. He was needed only when meeting a powerful expert.
The three of them advanced forward with great familiarity. They maintained several concealing techniques.
The three of them were experienced. Even though such concealing techniques were not that useful–they suffered from an unseen aura repulsion in the entire sky-floating island, and the Death Destruction Clan could easily perceive them when they were near! But it was still better than simply traveling carefreely across the place.
Given their experience, they could not delay traveling in the sky-floating island! They had to be fast! The slower they were, the easier they would be discovered.
And once they were discovered, the Death Destruction Clan would send their troops to kill them! Given Xue Ying’s illusory realm technique, even ‘Kings’ would be killed–unless they were at peak ‘Kings’. And once these troops were killed, information to the Death Destruction Clan would be delayed. They were even able to rush to the core of the sky-floating island in about two hours before being discovered by the Death Destruction Clan. In the end, those ‘Kings’ that stood at the very apex were forced to retreat… because when the illusory realm descended, the Death Destruction Clan did not dare to inform their ‘Emperor’.
Hence, Xue Ying left an avatar to intimidate everyone.
And that was how they easily left the place!
At that point of time, they had almost overturned the entire place! Their harvest was incredibly huge!
As they left the place, that ‘Emperor’ in the sky-floating island remained asleep. Nonetheless, Xue Ying did not dare to act against the Emperor. His illusory realm also enveloped the surrounding without touching the ‘Emperor’ since it would spell trouble! As for killing the slumbering Emperor? It was almost impossible to kill the Emperor even if it did not retaliate. The ‘Death Destruction Clan’ was ultimately quite similar to the ‘natives’–their bodies were strong.
They were unlike from cultivators that relied on supreme-graded secret treasures and other external force.
Sweeping across the sky-floating island and overturning the entire place with the Emperor still asleep as they left… the three of them only did so once.
Of course, these ‘experiences’ gave them a realization that it would be best to delay the point that they were discovered.
“Sou sou sou!”
The three of them were charing forward at high speed.
“Something seems amiss. Stop.” Xue Ying looked ahead. He saw an enormous lake before them. That lake occupied an area spanning billions of kilometers. It was huge! And there was slight ripples on the water.
“Why would there be such a huge lake?” Swordmaster was similarly startled.
Xue Ying had given the intelligence to Swordmaster and Insect Ancestor to peruse. He had absolute trust in Swordmaster. As for Insect Ancestor Ba Tuo Chen, given that the other party chose to help him when he was in grave danger, Xue Ying chose to trust him too.
And as the three of them understood the intelligence of this place, they knew something was amiss as they examined that enormous lake solemnly.
“The intelligence provided by the Blood Flame Clan should be right. We have already explored the 18 sky-floating islands where the intelligence is complete. Even though the intelligence on this sky-floating island is relatively detailed and there are missing parts… it is impossible for them not to record down a lake that is of such a huge size.” Insect Ancestor Ba Tuo Chen muttered, “And it is impossible for the Blood Flame Clan to forge their intelligence. So where did this lake come from?”
Previously, after exploring the 33 sky-floating islands, they no longer had any suspicions on the intelligence provided by the Blood Flame Clan.
“This lake…” The three of them could feel that something was wrong.
“Let me have a look.” Xue Ying waved his hand, causing a major avatar to appear. This avatar advanced forward before casting down an illusory realm. As he got closer to the lake, it was at a point where his illusory realm contacted that lake.
And it was at this moment that the enormous lake started moving.
It felt as if the world had reversed! The enormous lake turned into a huge bloody mouth which belonged to an incredibly huge lifeform. This life form was humongous! Half his body appeared from illusion, and another remained beyond the horizons. Its mouth soon came down. Even though Xue Ying and the others traveled at an extremely fast speed, it was almost impossible for them to escape from the region covered by that bloody mouth.
“It’s the Chaotic Origin Lifeform ‘Emperor Deep Stone’!.” Swordmaster was greatly aghast.
The expressions on Xue Ying and Insect Ancestor became uglier. This was the most frightening enemy that had met since the start of their expeditions to the sky-floating islands. It even gave them the feeling of despair.
“It is unlikely for us to escape this time.” Insect Ancestor murmured.