Book 9: Chapter 15 – Contribution
As the enormous ball of thunder converged into a point and then exploded, Xue Ying watched as the 3rd Priest fell and the bronze coffin got thrown into the distance.
He was startled for a moment, but he immediately made his decision.
The bronze coffin isn’t damaged in the least even after an explosion of this scale. I’m afraid there would be more twists and turns before we can open it and destroy the fleshy body within. Therefore, the best decision now is… Xue Ying teleported in the Mirage, approaching the bronze coffin and extending his hand into reality to grab the corner of the bronze coffin and pull it into the Mirage!
I’ll take this first! Xue Ying glanced at the 3rd Priest’s crimson armor, where the illusory skull of the Great Demonic God resided. The skull was currently raving about madly, the sight of which truly delighted Xue Ying.
Having grabbed a hold of the bronze coffin, Xue Ying immediately teleported back to Battleship D9.
Palace Head Chen was currently in the main hall on the battleship’s deck.
Xue Ying merely pulled the gigantic bronze coffin single-handedly as he walked out of the Mirage.
“Xue Ying!” Palace Head Chen was thrilled. “Good, good, good. Beautifully done! Haha, we’re accomplished our biggest task this time. We will commence the attack on the Demonic Faction Headquarters soon. I’m afraid we will still need your help, Xue Ying…”
“No rush, I’ll be saving someone first!”
Xue Ying’s figure immediately distorted before entering the Mirage.
He rushed to the torture room inside the Demonic Faction Headquarters as fast as he could. Xue Ying sighed a breath of relief when he saw Pu Yang Bo still shackled within. He had thinned to the extent that even his bones were visible.
The thing he was most afraid of…was the Demonic Faction becoming so anxious that they would decide to kill Pu Yang first.
The fleshy body of the Deity Avatar of the Great Demonic God was, however, too important! The moment it finished being cultivated, it would signal the descent of the Great Demonic God who would cause huge, unprecedented disaster to the Xia Clan! Even a newly emerged Deity could do nothing to obstruct the Deity Avatar of the Great Demonic God. So, at the time, he did not have the time to care for Pu Yang. Instead, he had broken the space array and chased after the 3rd Priest!
Now that he grabbed the Deity Avatar of the Great Demonic God and did a huge contribution, the next thing he had to do was to save Pu Yang.
I was overthinking it! Currently, the Demonic Faction are trying to think of ways to defend against the attack of our Xia Clan Transcendents. Why would they care about some Sky realm Transcendent? Xue Ying laughed. He extended a hand to grab Pu Yang Bo’s body. He lightly pressed his fingers against the shackles binding Pu Yang Bo, causing them to turn into powder. Xue Ying then carried Pu Yang Bo’s body along in the Mirage. Feeling the thinness of this body, Xue Ying couldn’t help but feel ashamed, his heart aching. He had watched him suffer six years of torture!
He returned at high speed.
Mn? In the Mirage, Pu Yang Bo slowly regained consciousness. These few years, his body had actually turned numb to the torture; he felt as if it no longer belonged to him. His soul suffered from continuous decay. Yet a single belief remained in his heart—
Never lower your head!
Never lower your head! As long as you don’t lower your head, there will be hope! It was that sole small belief which enabled him to remain alive until this day.
“Palace Head,” a faint, barely discernible voice resounded as if the sound arrived from very far away.
“Pu Yang Bo, he…his current condition is very dangerous. His soul has suffered countless amounts of torture and is currently sealed. Wait for a bit, Mountain Lord He will be here soon! He is our most formidable Transcendent mage and the person with the highest chance of being able to cure him!”
“Mountain Lord He, quickly save Pu Yang!”
“Brother He, saving Pu Yang takes priority! The Demonic Faction Headquarters is protected by heavy arrays. It won’t be easy to assault. There’s no need to worry, though, since I’ll be controlling Battleship D9 in the meantime. Save Pu Yang first, and then you can take over.”
“Alright, leave it to me!”
The sound of voices coming from outside seemed weak.
Pu Yang Bo wanted to open his eyes, yet he couldn’t.
In the enormous main hall on the battleship.
Xue Ying was looking at the bedridden Pu Yang Bo. The bed he occupied had been taken out of his storage treasure in the meanwhile. Mountain Lord He was currently treating him.
“Pu Yang.” Xue Ying’s heart was filled shame and suffering. As a Qi cultivator, he could do nothing to help the soul.
“Don’t blame yourself, Xue Ying. Your actions have been agreed upon after discussing them with me in the past, and they are not wrong! Furthermore, you’re still the one who saved him!” Palace Head Chen consoled him from the side.
“I could have saved him, yet I did not. I do not regret my decision, but I can’t help but be sorry for him.” Xue Ying shook his head.
At that moment, in the skies above the main hall, the Demigods of the Xia Clan began appearing one after another!
Battleship D9 had already descended close to the Demonic Faction Headquarters. It displayed many different techniques, coordinating with the Xia Clan Demigods who arrived in quick succession to begin the attack.
Hong long long~
The previous explosion of the gigantic ball of thunder had long vaporized the surrounding mountains and rivers, leaving the headquarters completely in the open. Currently, the surface of the vast hexagonal castle was covered in countless seals. This was a testament to the heaviness of the arrays which were able to completely obstruct all attacks done by the Xia Clan.
A breath of time had already passed, and considering the frightening speed of the 3rd Priest, he had long since escaped far away despite having to face several obstructions.
After all, the 3rd Priest was simply too fast and his combat power too formidable! With the surrounding space having been sealed, the Demigods of the Xia Clan were similarly unable to teleport and were limited to ranged attacks.
“Xue Ying, assaulting the Demonic Faction Headquarters will be quite troublesome,” Palace Head Chen said. “I’ve already contacted the Temple of the Earth God. They are the arch enemy of the Demonic Faction, so they will definitely lend us their strength in this attack. They most likely have no way of entering the headquarters either…so we will need your help. You must enter the headquarters and do your best to destroy them from the inside!”
“Alright.” Xue Ying nodded. “The other four Deity warriors should also follow me for now.”
“Alright.” Palace Head Chen revealed an expression of happiness.
The arrays were laid on too heavily which made a direct attack truly difficult. In that case, it would be much easier to start the attack from the inside. Palace Head Chen had seen gold man disguised in black, and while others might not have been aware of the truth, he was quite sure that he had only given Xue Ying the green-armored protector. How could Xue Ying also have this black-colored gold man? When also taking into consideration Xue Ying’s method of infiltration and that time when he said he would be attempting to enter the Black Wind Deity Palace, Palace Head Chen could infer…that Xue Yin had probably obtained the treasure trove of the Black Wind Deity Palace.
Palace Head Chen was quite happy about it, since Xue Ying was clearly someone who attached a greater importance to the Xia Clan than the Ancestor Black Wind of that era ever did.
“Xue Ying can infiltrate the palace?” Just how high was Mountain Lord He’s comprehension of the realms? He had easily undone the seal placed on Pu Yang Bo’s soul by the Demonic Faction, as well as the various seals of torture placed on him. The only thing they could do now was to let his soul slowly recover from the various injuries. But after hearing the words spoken by the two, he was shocked nevertheless.
“Xue Ying?” Palace Head Chen looked towards Xue Ying.
“There’s nothing left to hide. Since the Demonic Faction knows my methods, all of my other enemies will know of them as well. In that case, there is no need to hide from my own people,” said Xue Ying.
“Xue Ying possesses a special technique for infiltration and observation. He has grasped hold of another grade two True Meaning. It is precisely this technique of his which allowed us to find the locations of the five Demon Generals as well as the headquarters of the Demonic Faction,” Palace Head Chen explained. “Furthermore, that same technique allowed Xue Ying to easily capture the fleshy body of the Great Demonic God’s Deity Avatar.”
Xue Ying added, “If not for Battleship D9 launching the bronze coffin away, I’m afraid I would not have had any opportunity to act.”
“You don’t have to be modest.” Palace Head Chen laughed. He knew just how much Xue Ying had contributed this time around!
Mountain Lord He was stunned.
Another grade two True Meaning? Discovering the five demon generals and the Demonic Faction headquarters? Great Demonic God Deity Avatar?
Hua hua hua! Soon, the other four Deity warriors arrived as well.
“I’ll leave first.”
Xue Ying did not explain any further. With a wave of his hand, he collected the four Deity Warriors.
Xue Ying’s figure immediately distorted before disappearing.
Mountain Lord He was shocked upon seeing Xue Ying disappear in front of his very own eyes. With his combat power and comprehension of the realms, he could only vaguely sense Xue Ying entering another hidden space. After all, just how much time had passed since he condensed his True Deity Heart? Not only that, he had been pondering over the Profound Mysteries of the Deity Weapon, gaining much in the process. All of these allowed him to just barely sense Xue Ying.
“Truly capable,” praised Mountain Lord He. He then asked, “Quickly, tell me. What exactly is going on? What is this about the fleshy body of the Great Demonic God Deity Avatar?”
“You should finish treating Pu Yang Bo first. I’ll tell you everything in a moment,” Palace Head Chen replied.
“The shackle seals on Pu Yang Bo’s body have been taken care of. Right now, I’m merely healing the injuries inflicted upon his soul, so he’ll be jumping around with liveliness in no time. You must have trust in the life restoration capabilities of a Transcendent.” Mountain Lord He added, “You should just hurry up and tell me what’s going on.”
“Alright, it’s like this…” Palace Head Chen finally told him everything previously only known by Xue Ying and him. It was then that Mountain Lord He understood what a tremendous contribution Xue Ying had made.