Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1353: Sparring
“Brother Flying Snow.” The handsome bald young man ‘Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’ shouted. By his side, Weather Leaf and Wu Xiao both turned towards Xue Ying too.
Xue Ying immediately walked over. At the same time, he thoroughly examined all three of them.
This was his first time meeting the three City Masters.
The moment Xue Ying looked over, Wu Xiao had immediately attracted his gaze!
Wu Xiao gave Xue Ying a strange feeling. It felt like he was looking at a world! And Wu Xiao was more like an enormous celestial body. He did not seem like an ordinary life form.
‘He cultivates his bloodline. But according to legend, he is the descendant of an extremely powerful Chaotic Origin Expert; his bloodline is thus extraordinary.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘Looking at him gives me the feeling as if I am looking at a celestial body! Others have mentioned that he has the strongest body in the entire Scarlet Cloud City and also the one with the greatest strength. I wonder what level has he reached?’
But closely following that, Xue Ying sensed the charisma from both Weather Leaf and Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor.
Weather Leaf simply stood there. He was like an existence that had transcended beyond this world. There seemed to be Chaotic Origin forming around his body, giving off the feeling like new worlds were being born constantly.
And Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor was the opposite. He seemed to be encompassing everything as he stood there. His smile was warm and gentle, yet everything around him was under his control.
‘Wu Xiao’s strength originates from his body. This degree of strength is also greatly attributed to his bloodline.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘As for Weather Leaf and Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor… both of them have reached a very profound level in their realms. Most ordinary cultivators who have attained a Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body could hardly be compared to the two of them.’
Xue Ying walked over. He paid attention to the three of them.
At the same moment, the three City Masters were also paying attention to Xue Ying, scrutinizing him. They could feel how unique the aura belonging to ‘Monarch Flying Snow’ is. It was also making them feel favorable to him.
‘Just his aura alone could influence us?’ Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor and the other two City Masters were both startled inwardly.
“Flying Snow greets the three City Masters.” Xue Ying greeted them.
“Today when I first heard of Monarch Flying Snow’s capability, I was greatly shocked and filled with disbelief. But now that we met, I am no longer puzzled.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor smiled, “Monarch Flying Snow’s attainments on the Dao of Soul have far transcended all of us. No wonder all 1,200 Grand Perfection God Emperor Hidden Devil Hunters would be significantly weakened by this.”
“Admirable.” The City Master Weather Leaf was a man of few words. It was rare that he had spoken a word.
“Is the Dao of Soul this powerful?” Wu Xiao could not help but ask, “Monarch Flying Snow, can you let us experience it?”
“Brother Wu Xiao, the other cultivators have all arrived. Let us wait until the banquet ends. By then, it won’t be that late for you to experience it.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor said.
Wu Xiao gave a sheepish laughter before nodding: “No rush.”
The banquet soon began.
Xue Ying and the three City Masters sat close to each other. The four of them discussed Daos. Even though they went in different paths of cultivation, they could still gain something by listening to the experiences of how others grew.
“Ah, Brother Flying Snow is also someone who grew step by step from being a mortal until your current realm?” Wu Xiao was shocked, “You, Brother Nine-Headed, and Brother Weather are all the same! All of you have grown up from being a weak little mortal. As for me, when I am given birth, I already have an approximate strength of a Primal Chaos Realm Expert as mentioned by you, Brother Flying Snow. Several other clan members in my clan are also comparable to me at birth, though they were partially weaker than me in certain aspects. Nonetheless, most of them are unable to control their strength perfectly. Could it be growing up as a mortal gives you a huge advantage over others? Talking about this, my old ancestor has also reached his realm starting as a mortal!”
Xue Ying sighed when he heard that.
The Natives of Broken Teeth Mountain Range were usually Initial Stage Void Gods when they were given birth!
As for the clan members of Wu Xiao, they were more terrifying––they had the strength of a Primal Chaos Expert at birth! To these newly-birthed babies that had jumped out of the River of Time at birth, they could not feel envious at all. Because the gap between them was simply exaggerated. Like Xue Ying, in the cosmos that he was born in, ordinary experts within it could not even reach the Primal Chaos Realm. It was only ‘Swordmaster’ who had been the most heaven-defying in his hometown cosmos, reaching the Primal Chaos Realm before leaving it and proceeding towards the ‘Great Void Heaven Temple’.
But members of Wu Xiao’s clan were at this level when they were born!
“Compared to you, Brother Flying Snow, the environment I was born in is much more nasty.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor chuckled, “Witchcraft is the strongest cultivation system in my hometown. Witches, for the sake of acquiring powerful bloodlines, could easily massacre a nation. When witches and witches fight, it is brutal. For the sake of growth, it is normal for one to bring about the extinction of a civilization. It is even normal for a witch to direct a new civilization in the dark while treating the entire civilization as an experiment…”
Xue Ying gradually understood as he listened.
Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’s ‘Witchcraft’ was quite similar to the ‘Hex’ or ‘Voodoo’ system that Ancestor Sorcerer from his hometown cultivated. Comparatively speaking, the ‘Witchcraft’ cultivated by Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor was more cruel! More selfish! And more powerful!
When the banquet was about to end.
“Brother Flying Snow, do you mind sparring with me?” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor
“Sparring?” Xue Ying was startled.
Currently, all the cultivators in the Scarlet Cloud City were gathered here in this garden. Even some of the sentries had dispatched their incarnations over.
Having an open spar?
“Relax. Even though it is forbidden to kill within the Scarlet Cloud City, it is normal for us to spar with one another.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor chuckled, “As for me, I wish I can experience the soul technique of Brother Flying Snow.”
“I haven’t even requested for it and you snatched my turn already, Nine-Headed.” Wu Xiao downed a cup of wine; he felt helpless.
Xue Ying turned to Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor with a smile. He nodded: “Alright, since Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor wishes to spar with me, I’ll naturally agree.”
Both of them took a step before appearing above the lake at the center of the garden.
Both parties stood on the lake facing each other.
“Are they about to fight?”
“Is this a spar?”
When the cultivators of Scarlet Cloud City in the city saw this, many of them began cheering and revealing looks of excitement. Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor was after all, one of the three experts standing at the peak. Xue Ying’s technique was also mysterious.
“You can have the first move.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor said, “Let me experience your soul technique.”
Xue Ying stated. He then began casting his strongest Dao of Mirage and Illusory Realm killing technique.
An enormous Illusory Realm descended. It began pulling on the soul of Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor. At this moment, Xue Ying felt like he had met the ‘strongest soul’ ever! The difficulty of pulling that soul was incredibly difficult. This supposed strongest soul… was referring to the strongest opponent Xue Ying had beneath Chaotic Origin Experts. If he added himself, Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’s soul could definitely not be compared to his.
‘It seems the influence on him isn’t too huge.’ Xue Ying estimated.
Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor frowned slightly, ‘What a terrifying illusory realm.’
He thought his soul would not be influenced or moved by everything having grown up as a mortal. But at this moment, he was intensely affected.
“Receive my move!” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor then spoke.
Behind the handsome bald young man ‘Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’, an overflowing projection appeared. It was the illusion of nine huge snakes. Every snake was also emitting an entirely different energy. One could see eight of those snakes slithering through the sky, forming eight types of energy that included water, fire, lightning, life, destruction…
Eight different kinds of energy.
That formed a faint colorful light cover that enveloped the lake. At the same time, it also engulfed Xue Ying within. Xue Ying felt an incredibly heavy suppression pressing down on him.
“Monarch Flying Snow is indeed amazing. I can no longer exhibit my Nine-Realm Domain.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor commented with a shake of his head. At the same time, the faint colorful light realm began folding, turning into an enclosing prison that was rapidly shrinking. And Xue Ying was stuck at the center of this prison.
‘Not good!’ Xue Ying felt danger. He did not hesitate to release his full power, causing his body to grow to a height of 10 meters. The surface of his body was also covered in a faint gray light. With a spear in his hand, he immediately whirled. At the same time, layers of space began forming around him, stacking up on one another to push back against that rapidly enclosing eight-colored prison.