Chapter 1246 – Black Leaf Lake
Xue Ying was dumbstruck.
Most experts would usually try to resist against his illusory realm, yet Supreme Shi Fa took the initiative to enter it instead. He was simply too confident of himself! But clearly, he had suffered from some losses; he was forced to use all his strength to break apart the illusory realm, which was why the terrifying aura leaked out from his body. The aura from any Death Destruction Clan members was originally vicious and terrifying, and this ‘Supreme Shi Fa’ was concealing it during normal occasions. When he chose to release his aura, it was sufficient to kill even Kings. And Emperors like the God Generals would be injured and forced to retreat. Only ‘Great Emperors’ could still resist the shockwave of this aura with a slight ease.
“We may enter?” Great Emperor North River revealed a joyous look , “Thank you Supreme Shi Fa then.”
“With Monarch Flying Snow around, even if I planned on stopping you, it is impossible.” Supreme Shi Fa said, “Go, let me bring you guys in. It’ll take too long for the few of you to fly in slowly.”
Great Emperor North River did not reject.
At the same time, he was observing Xue Ying in the dark, and observing Supreme Shi Fa too. He was curious. How much had Supreme Shi Fa’s strength been influence under Monarch Flying Snow’s soul technique? But since he dared to take the initiative in entering the illusory realm, it would not have affected the supreme greatly if he chose to simply resist against it.
‘It would most likely be taxing even if I worked together with Monarch Flying Snow against a Supreme.’ Great Emperor North River thought, ‘But it would at least shorten the gap between me and the Supremes! Furthermore, with Monarch Flying Snow around, I am not afraid of being attacked by a group. What a pity that Monarch Flying Snow would not always be there following me. He even helped Shamanic Wind before previously!’
An unseen energy was released by Supreme Shi Fa. Great Emperor North River was still protecting Xue Ying and the ten god generals with his energy.
They simply penetrated through the void and arrived deep inside the core of this island.
“We are here.”
Supreme Shi Fa’s voice sounded.
Everything changed before his eyes. And when Xue Ying looked again, he saw he was beside a fiery-red lake. The fiery-red lake was emitting a shockingly high temperature that caused the void to distort. There were also many pieces of floating black leaves above this lake. Those black leaves were covered the entire region spanning more than 10,000 kilometers. They were in concentric circles, with the inner black leaves becoming bigger than those on the outside.
The core black leaves had a diameter of 50 kilometers long, while those leaves at the outermost perimeter was merely sufficient for three to five ordinary people to stand on.
Other than the black leaves, there were many violet flowers blossoming too.
Just glancing over, Xue Ying could see approximately 100 beautiful flowers, and likewise, the flowers closer to the center were bigger. Paired with those biggest black leaves at the center was a huge violet flower blossoming. That violet flower occupied about one-third the size of a core black leaf.
These black leaves and violet flowers that scattered across the lake emitted an unseen aura of suppression. It suffocated the experts present.
“North River.” Supreme Shi Fa chuckled by the side, “The Black Leaf Lake is here. I won’t stop you. The flower dew you collected would all be yours. But you should know that the flower dewdrops of the Black Leaf Lake aren’t that easy to collect.”
“Rest assured. I have made my preparations.” Great Emperor North River first collected the ten god generals. He was afraid that Supreme Shi Fa might strike the god generals while he was collecting the dew. As for Xue Ying? Xue Ying came this time as a precaution, though he had brought several avatars of Xue Ying with him and they were kept in the Eden Treasure which Great Emperor North River had with him.
Even if the avatar located outside suffered from a sneak attack, it would not affect the final outcome.
Great Emperor North River exchanged glances with Xue Ying.
“Great Emperor, you can just go and collect the flower dew. I’ll simply look around.” Xue Ying was curious about this place.
“Alright.” Great Emperor North River nodded. He casually flew towards the outermost piece of black leaf. After lightly landing on this leaf, he rushed over to the closet violet flower…
After Xue Ying witnessed Great Emperor North River taking out a complex item and use it to collect the dew, he went back looking at his surroundings. The surrounding structure extended forever. Even this lake was within an enormous garden enclosed by walls.
“This time, it is because of Monarch Flying Snow’s presence. Otherwise, that North River would not have arrived before the Black Leaf Lake.” Supreme Shi Fa walked over to the side of Xue Ying, chuckling, “Monarch Flying Snow, given your attainments in the Dao of Soul, why would you help this North River? I believe other Great Emperors are competing over to get closer to you right? If you don’t help North River, North River can’t do anything to you either.”
Xue Ying smiled.
He helped Great Emperor North River because he wanted to stop the war. Of course, since Great Emperor North River had remained polite to him, he chose to acquiesce to the other party.
“Great Emperor North River could give me what I want.” Xue Ying immediately diverted the topic after that, “Supreme, why is the suppression from this Black Leaf Lake so frightening?”
Standing by the side of the lake, he had a suffocating feeling.
“You will only feel some slight suppression by standing by the side of the lake.” Supreme Shi Fa chuckled, “If you were to step on that black leaf, and the closer you get to the center, the strongest the suppression would get. Even I could not step on the center black leaves.”
“Even Supremes can’t go there?” Xue Ying was startled.
What kind of strength did a Supreme have? Just the suppression alone was sufficient to hinder a Supreme from entering into the centermost leaf?
“This Black Leaf Lake is related to one of the two incredibly terrifying Chaotic Origin Lifeforms that fell in the past.” Supreme Shi Fa sighed, “He had already died, and the remnant energy he left behind had transformed into this Black Leaf Lake that was sufficient to stop even me from entering close to it. I truly do not know how frightening those two existences were if they were still alive.”
Xue Ying nodded. After all, existences who could injure Yuan would most likely be close to his level.
“Even though there are more than 100 Black Leaf Flowers, the capabilities of North River in resisting against the suppression aren’t better than mine. He would most likely only be able to collect half the dew from the Black Leaf Flowers. Furthermore, this half of the Black Leaf Flowers is also the smallest ones.” Supreme Shi Fa lightly chuckled, “The closer to the center, the bigger the flower would be. Like that violet flower located at the core? It spans across several thousand kilometers, and the dew it has would most likely be more than all other flowers added.”
“Can I go on to have a look?” Xue Ying asked.
“Naturally you can.” Supreme Shi Fa chuckled, “But you have to be careful. Don’t touch the lake water as it is blazing hot. With your strength, you would most likely turn into ashes.”
Xue Ying immediately flew over heading towards the outermost black leaf.
“He also went over?”
“This Monarch Flying Snow also went over?” Some of the subordinates under Supreme Shi Fa were discussing with one another. The majority of them were unsatisfied! Not all Death Destruction Clan members had good temper.
And Great Emperor North River chuckled when he saw Xue Ying coming. He transmitted: “Brother Flying Snow, do be careful.” He then went back to collect the dew.
Lightly descending, the tips of his legs stepped on the black leaf. The black leaf was pliable and tough, and easily supported Xue Ying.
‘What a frightening suppression.’
Xue Ying was not interested in the flower dew. Firstly, he did not need them. Secondly, he did not have any unique item meant for collecting them.
He was instead more curious about the suppression of the Black Leaf Lake. The centermost leaf was strong enough to prevent even Supremes from entering over.
“Da da da…”
Xue Ying seemed to be strolling as he walked.
After all, there were many leaves scattered across the entire region, and Xue Ying moved relatively quickly one leaf over to the next. The black leaves underneath his feet also gradually became bigger, and that suppression feeling was getting stronger too.
‘What a powerful suppression.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly.
The suppression was directed to the soul.
Over time as he got closer, it felt like an endless mountain pushing down on his soul.
‘It is really difficult to move.’ Xue Ying tried his best to continue on.
Supreme Shi Fa was startled when he saw that, “He actually walked so far?”
“How could he unknowingly walk to such a far distance?” The other Death Destruction Clan experts were all incredibly startled.
“This, how could this be possible?” Even though Great Emperor North River came here to collect the flower dew, he was still constantly aware of his surroundings. When he discovered that Xue Ying had walked in to such a far distance, he could not help but feel astonishment. He regarded the ‘Black Leaf Lake’ highly. He had already collected a huge amount of information on it, and knew he would unlikely be able to walk this far.
Black Leaf Lake
Xue Ying began showing how laborious it was. But he actually reached another piece of leaf that was closest to the center. That leaf spanned five kilometers in diameter.
‘Mn? Even though I find that it is difficult, I am just left with the last lap before reaching the core leaf.’ Xue Ying was incredibly stunned. Even though his soul had absorbed the core blood from the ‘Myriad Tentacles Dragon Mother’ before, he was still ultimately a level-two Cosmos God. And the core blood of Myriad Tentacles Dragon Mother made the soul of this avatar stronger than ordinary final realm experts.
The gap was too great between him and Supremes.
But in terms of willpower, Xue Ying was much higher than these members of the Death Destruction Clan and the Natives who relied simply on their bloodline energy. This was also the advantage cultivators had.
And as he was comprehending the killing technique for the Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm, his soul had some unique qualitative transformation. Furthermore, he was the number one expert in the Dao of Soul. He could easily control his soul energy to turn into a vast world, using it to resist against the suppression of the soul!
“This can’t be!” Supreme Shi Fa was startled.
“Unless…” Great Emperor North River who was collecting the flower dew suddenly stopped. He turned to Xue Ying.
Under their observation, Xue Ying continued without stopping. He finally stepped onto the biggest piece of black leaf in the entire Black Leaf Lake.
Right at the moment Xue Ying stepped on the core leaf, that biggest Black Leaf Flower also emitted a dazzling violet light that shone in all directions. It also shone on Xue Ying himself.