Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1338: Application for a Hunting Team
Within the cavern-dwelling in the garden.
“Hu hu~” The cold wind whistled like a blade. Amidst the dark world, that cold wind carried with it many miniscule ice crystals. And those ice crystals were smashing against the roof of the house, the corridor, and the stone floor with cracking sounds.
Xue Ying was currently seated under a pavilion in a white robe. A flask of wine was being warmed by his side, and around him were various unique fruits.
Carrying a crystalline wine goblet, Xue Ying tasted the wine while lightly muttering: “It has been 10 billion years since I arrived here in the Sacred World! I no longer have much food left. It is time for me to join a hunting team and hunt for food.”
Previously during the auction, as Xue Ying had earned a total of a million cubic meters of food, that was how he could remain safe within the city for a total of 10 billion years!
Even though these Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpses were very valuable––Xue Ying even brought a Void Lineage Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpse from the Lightning World. Nonetheless, Xue Ying did not wish to sell them away temporarily! Because he still needed to comprehend some of the laws and profound mysteries manifested on those Void Lineage Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpses.
‘Ever since I had a slight breakthrough the previous time, my fleshy body has been maintained at the level of a Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform. My body could maintain this state for the time taken to brew a cup of tea… and ever since then, it has been around one billion years yet my improvement is negligible.’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly.
His previous breakthrough was a result of an enlightenment after his hefty accumulations.
After that, Xue Ying continued perfecting this body cultivation technique. He wanted to increase the time he could maintain that state for… once his body could remain stable and stop dissolving apart, it would be the time he succeeded in grasping a Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body. It would also mean he had reached the pinnacle beneath ‘Chaotic Origin Lifeform’.
‘If I want to improve further?’
‘The first option is to spend time slowly perfecting it. And for me to cultivate peacefully in this Sacred World, I have to prepare sufficient food.’
‘The second option is to collect more Void Lineage Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpses. It’ll be even better if I could secure a High-Graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpse with a Void Lineage! According to intelligence, there are a total of three Void Lineage Chaotic Origin Prisoners.’ Xue Ying thought. There existed a total of 35 Void Lineage Chaotic Origin Tribes within the Sacred World.
But only the three strongest Void Lineage tribes had Chaotic Origin Prisoners.
Even though the Chaotic Origin Prisoners were all High-Graded Chaotic Origin Lifeforms! And they could easily kill Xue Ying and the other cultivators with a flip of their hands using their true strength, in reality, they were trapped and imprisoned. The further they got from their territories, the stronger the restriction would shackle them, causing their strength to fall!
In the entire Sacred World…
Only the most terrifying ‘Sea of Abyss Master’ had a strength that brought despair to everyone. But other than that, the other Chaotic Origin Prisoners could still be killed.
A trapped dragon could get teased by a prawn. A tiger out of its den could be bullied by dogs. These Chaotic Origin Prisoners were heavily shackled and restricted. It was normal for there to exist a probability of them dying.
Even the magnificent Overlord left behind a message…
The cultivator who contributed the greatest towards killing the Sea of Abyss Master would be awarded with something shocking.
‘It seems the most terrifying ‘Overlord’ existence amongst Chaotic Origin Experts hopes for us to kill these Chaotic Origin Prisoners.’ Xue Ying naturally looked forward to it.
The manifestation of laws on the corpse of a High-Graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform would likely be much stronger than what was seen on an ordinary Chaotic Origin Lifeform.
‘The third option is to go out and hunt. I can also temper myself in battles, and to corroborate my Dao of Void during battles.’ Xue Ying thought. He could discover his flaws during battles, and perfect them after that.
Securing food, acquiring the needed corpses for cultivation, training himself in battles…
Xue Ying naturally had to leave the city.
The magnificent Overlord created the Sacred World and left behind such a nasty environment where cultivators had to fight to survive. Naturally, the Overlord felt that by experiencing more life and death struggles, it would aid these cultivators in their endeavors to become ‘Chaotic Origin’.
Xue Ying immediately began checking through his communication treasure.
The newest hunting team was led by someone called ‘Daoist Hidden Horizon’ with the final goal to kill a Grand Perfection God Emperor Realm Chaotic Origin Lifeform, ‘Mount Primal Chaos Serpent’. The team size was set to a minimum of 50 cultivators, and now, 33 cultivators had applied for it already.
‘Mount Primal Chaos Serpent?’ Xue Ying nodded his head slightly. This was also a Chaotic Origin Lifeform tribe with a slightly more precious bloodline in this Sacred World.
According to the rules.
The hunting team would return after killing a Mount Primal Chaos Serpent.
During the process of heading there and returning… the hunting team would naturally encounter other Chaotic Origin Lifeforms. They would also battle for food. Once they returned, they would then distribute the food according to the contribution of each member throughout the entire journey! And the ‘Scarlet Cloud Hall Spirit’ would check through the battles that had happened before allocating a fair share to everyone. As for the main target of the hunting team, ‘Mount Primal Chaos Serpent’, the creator of the hunting team would be given main priority over it! Of course, the creator of the hunting team would have to then complement for any deficiencies during the allocation.
“Brother Hidden Horizon?” Xue Ying revealed a grin. He had briefly chatted with this Daoist Hidden Horizon during the auction.
Daoist Hidden Horizon was qualified to be ranked in the top few dozens within Scarlet Cloud City.
Xue Ying did not hesitate.
At that moment, the list of this hunting team had one more person, totaling up to 34! This news was also being transmitted to all cultivators within Scarlet Cloud City.
Xie Fan was currently meditating within his own underground palace located in his cavern-dwelling.
He sat cross-legged with his eyes closed. He did not keep any of his aura, causing the surrounding time-space to distort and collapse. He, ‘Xie Fan’, was ranked first in terms of heaviness amongst all cultivators within Scarlet Cloud City. His body was unfathomably strong too. Even Weather Leaf relied heavily upon him! Actually, after reaching this level, only the three City Masters were slightly stronger than him.
Even in a life and death battle, Xie Fan could fight with the three City Masters in duels without losing out terribly! The City Masters could not hold an overwhelming upper hand against him.
After all, the closer one got to the peak, the smaller the gap in their strength would be.
With such a strength, even if Xie Fan had a devilish personality, many other cultivators were not willing to offend him.
Xie Fan was not foolish either…
Those that were powerful would still win his respect.
Only those ordinary Grand Perfection God Emperors that he truly felt disdain for. He could fight one-on-one and smash a ‘Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform’ to death! The survivability of Chaotic Origin Lifeforms were much higher, yet he could eliminate one in a duel. Hence, that would mean he could easily wipe any ordinary Grand Perfection God Emperors in this city that occupied 80% of its number away
That was why he did not care about those existences. It was also the reason why he chose to visit Xue Ying and bully him. Who would have guessed that Xue Ying did not care about his coercion at all.
“Big Brother Xie Fan.” There was a sudden transmission.
“What’s the matter?”
Xie Fan opened his eyes. He felt slightly displeased for being interrupted during his cultivation. He even chose to block most ordinary news sent by the Scarlet Cloud Hall. After all, there were too many news regarding the batches of hunting teams, and with them coming all the time, it would be hard for him to stay peaceful during his cultivation.
“Do you remember asking me to keep ahead of news regarding that Flying Snow? That Flying Snow has already applied to join the newest hunting team.”
“He has joined them?”
Xie Fan immediately checked.
Those previously screened news immediately appeared. He soon received a new set of news.
Its news regarding the hunting team headed by ‘Daoist Hidden Horizon’. There were currently 34 cultivators already, and the newest joiner was rch Flying Snow!
“Hmph hmph, he has finally joined the hunting team. I still thought you are planning to stay in the city for eternity.” Xie Fan sneered. Just by sitting and eating within Scarlet Cloud City could deplete all food stash one had. Xie Fan had longed for this day, “A Dao Cultivator that could barely exhibit the strength of a Grand Perfection God Emperor? This is commonly seen in the Scarlet Cloud City yet he dare not show any respect for me? He even stopped me from entering his cavern-dwelling during the auction? Very good!”
Xie Fan did not hesitate. He immediately joined this hunting team.
And the hunting team had an additional name after that––’Devil God Xie Fan’!
‘Flying Snow Brat, let’s see what are you going to do about it? Are you going to leave?’ Xie Fan sneered. According to the rules, it was possible for one to leave the hunting team anytime before the team left Scarlet Cloud City! After all, cultivators might have sudden enlightenments that would lead them to enter closed-door cultivation. Or perhaps they might ‘leave the team’ for special reasons.
But if one left the party, he had to compensate ‘one cubic meter of food’! This was to prevent the cultivators from joining and leaving any time they wanted!
One cubic meter of food was sufficient to last 10,000 years. Hence, nobody would leave the party for no reason at all.
‘I have you in my sight.’
‘Are you going to leave the party this time or the next? Are you going to continue leaving forever? Without food, you would simply starve to death. No matter what, you still have to go out and hunt for food.’ Xie Fan sneered. His status was high, and his strength was great too. Hence, he did not worry much about food.
Xue Ying peered out at the surroundings as the wind whistled while drinking his wine. Suddenly, he revealed a look of astonishment.
Because after he applied to join the team, very soon, two cultivators also applied to join it. One of them even had a vengeance for him.
‘Xie Fan?’ Xue Ying’s lips edged upwards, ‘He has joined the hunting team this time too? Previously, I slapped him on the face, expelling him from my cavern-dwelling and forbade him from entering it. It seems he is bent on taking revenge.’