Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1340
Chapter 1340 – Each With Their Strengths
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
‘What is this energy?’ Xue Ying tried perceiving his surroundings. His side of hunting team consisting 51 cultivators were currently flying at a low altitude. Yet an unseen energy could be felt around them. One controlled time-space, and the other was much stranger–it seemed to isolate the inside from the outside, making it hard for anyone in the outer world to perceive this team.
“Brother Hidden Horizon’s domain has been released.”
Daoist Hidden Horizon presided in the overall situation. He then looked at two other cultivators–one a gray-robed man and another a cold golden-armored male, “Barbaric Insect, the two of you can act now.”
The gray-robed man nodded slightly. Waving his sleeves, a dense number of tiny insects began flying out away from the team.
And on the golden armor of that cold male, it abruptly dissolved into many mechanical beings that flew out in all directions.
Xue Ying watched from the side. He nodded inwardly: ‘This is indeed the team of Daoist Hidden Horizon. There are experts that specialized in domains, and experts that specializes in long-range scouting techniques. All of them have their strengths.’
Those insects and machinery beings could travel far away from the team. They could begin looking out for enemies right from a huge distance away.
The team stealthily flew towards their destination. Xue Ying and the other cultivators did not take the initiative to release their energy. Instead, they proceeded under the guidance by that gray-robed man, ‘Barbaric Insect’.
As they flew, they would try to evade any Chaotic Origin Lifeforms that they sensed. The team’s flying speed was occasionally fast and slow. They would also take a detour if needed be.
They did not encounter any danger during the first hour at all. Xue Ying even had a feeling that he was here on a tour: ‘Initially when I first arrived here in this Sacred World, I was teleported to a location not too far away from the Scarlet Cloud City. I utilized my void techniques and flew slowly, yet I was still ambushed within moments! At that time, I had seen the map shown in the Guiding Hall. The map had demarcated the locations of the Chaotic Origin Lifeforms, and they were scattered densely across the world. However, we have not encountered a single lifeform after such a long time… it seems that the subordinates of Daoist Hidden Horizon are selected very carefully.’
Each line of work had a specialist in it.
Coming from so many different worlds, the experts here had varying strengths. And the subordinates of Daoist Hidden Horizon and Xie Fan were at the very least Grand Perfection God Emperors! After all, Grand Perfection God Emperors occupied 80% of the population in Scarlet Cloud City.
Those that could wield a Grand Perfection God Emperor combat strength had all reached an unfathomable level in their own Dao paths.
They might even be more outstanding than the three City Masters in certain aspects!
“Big Brother Xie Fan, this time, the hunting team created by Daoist Hidden Horizon consists mostly of his subordinates and ours! Most dangers aren’t worth a mention to us, but it is quite troublesome to scheme against that Flying Snow.”
“Rest assured, Hidden Horizon’s target this time is the ‘Mount Primal Chaos Serpent’. That is an incredibly dangerous place. That is also the reason why he made the minimum size of the team 50! Because he isn’t confident of completing the task if there were too few cultivators.” Xie Fan explained confidently and leisurely, “When genuine danger befalls us, we just have to give it a slight push. Once he is by himself without the help of other team members, do you think he can survive under the collective attack by many Chaotic Origin Lifeforms just with the strength of a Grand Perfection God Emperor? Hmph hmph.”
“Right, there are many opportunities on the way there and back, especially so during the battle with the Mount Primal Chaos Serpent. That in itself is dangerous! This Flying Snow might survive through one or two counts of dangerous situations, but it is impossible for him to survive all the way. He is dead for certain.”
“And this hunting team has even planned to go out and hunt for a Mount Primal Chaos Serpent, yet he dares to join the hunt? If I were him, I would be more careful and just simply join a hunting team that targets the Chaotic Origin Lifeforms neighboring around the city.”
Xie Fan and his group of people conversed with each other.
According to the plans of Xie Fan…
Securing food in this hunt was secondary. More importantly, he planned on borrowing the power of the Chaotic Origin Lifeforms to kill Xue Ying. As long as he succeeded, Xie Fan would have vented out his anger. Furthermore, all of them knew that Xue Ying currently owned at least six Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpses. This totaled to an incredibly high value.
“He is definitely dead.”
“This Flying Snow would most likely die in this journey.” Several other lone cultivators lamented about it inwardly.
“He is seeking his death for provoking Xie Fan.”
“But once he dies, the treasures he left behind will be considered the spoils of war for the entire team. Hearsay he has six Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeform corpses! By then, we should be able to secure quite a huge loot at the end.” These lone cultivators actually looked forward to it. With six corpses added up together, one would have enough food to last for tens of trillions of years. Even if it was divided equally in the team, everyone would gain a great deal from it.
These lone cultivators did not have good lives.
They did not have any relationship with Xue Ying either. Hence, they would naturally watch emotionless from the side and would rejoice should Xue Ying fall since they would have a share in his treasures.
“Since Flying Snow dares to come on this journey, he should have prepared amply for it.” The only cultivator in the team that could match against Xie Fan, ‘Daoist Hidden Horizon’, gave Xue Ying a glance. Reaching the level of Daoist Hidden Horizon, his perception and judgment would naturally be different. He was happy to provide some help. If Xue Ying had certain powerful trump cards that he kept hidden, his timely aid would be very much worth the effort.
For Daoist Hidden Horizon to conduct himself as such–helping others when they needed it–his interpersonal relationship was naturally outstanding.
“Hidden Horizon, be careful. There is currently a group of Ant Dragons rushing towards us.” The gray-robed male transmitted.
“Ant Dragons? How many are there?” Daoist Hidden Horizon asked.
“There are 86 of them who are rushing towards us currently. Even more Ant Dragons are also rushing towards our current location.” The gray-robed man transmitted.
“Cheng Yu.” Daoist Hidden Horizon ordered, “Bring everyone off.”
The fastest cultivator in Daoist Hidden Horizon’s team was a gray-skinned male with a blue horn called ‘Cheng Yu’. He immediately released his energy. One could see a dimmed gray energy bursting out from his body. It engulfed the entire team of 51 people.
This dimmed gray energy covered the team, significantly boosting everyone’s speed to more than three times their original.
“Mn?” Xue Ying then felt the surroundings of the team suddenly flashing with ‘hua hua hua’. The speed of the team seemed to explode up immensely. He could not help but feel shocked when he saw that.
“Fellow cultivators, we have already been discovered by the closest Chaotic Origin Lifeforms and are now using our fastest speed to proceed ahead.” Daoist Hidden Horizon transmitted.
“We have been discovered?”
“We must use the fastest speed to hurl them behind.”
“What Chaotic Origin Lifeform is it that discovered us?”
Most of the cultivators did not panic. They had lived in Scarlet Cloud City for a very long time, and had been out hunting for lifeforms frequently. Meeting dangers during the hunt was something they were used to. Even if they died, it would simply represent they failed on their journey towards chasing after the ‘Chaotic Origin Dao Path’. At that time when they chose to leave their hometown and come to this world termed as a ‘World of Despair’ or the ‘Lands of the Exiled’, or even the ‘World of Survival’, they had become mentally prepared themselves to die.
Either they succeeded.
Or they fell down on this path.
“Big Brother Hidden Horizon, the Ant Dragons are obstructing our path ahead. Are we planning on rushing through or evade them?”
Daoist Hidden Horizon simply ordered, “The entire Ant Dragon Tribe is incredibly huge. Now that they have discovered us, we would encounter more danger if we took a detour.”
He made his decision according to what had been observed by his subordinates.
The entire hunting team saw many Chaotic Origin Lifeforms appearing in front of them. These life forms that were called ‘Ant Dragons’ by the cultivators had an appearance of an ant. It also had a long and sharp tail. Its tail was also the most offensive part of its body. These Ant Dragons secured victory by relying on numbers. According to the intelligence, at a location neighboring their city, there lived at least 100,000 Ant Dragons! There was even a High-Graded Chaotic Origin Lifeform ‘Ant Dragon’ that had been imprisoned near Scarlet Cloud City.
As they were scattered vastly apart, Xue Ying and the others merely had to deal with the dozens in front of them.
“Remember, we don’t aim to kill. We aim to break away with the fastest speed.” Daoist Hidden Horizon ordered.
A huge group of Ant Dragons–the smaller ones were approximately 100 meters tall with tails spanning approximately 300 meters. The larger ones were a thousand meters tall and were akin to a tiny hill. They were all madly rushing in the direction of Xue Ying and others.
In this Sacred World.
Cultivators hunted down Chaotic Origin Lifeforms for food. It was similarly so for Chaotic Origin Lifeforms–they did not show any mercy for the cultivators.
“Hu.” The Ant Dragons began crashing with this team of cultivators. Various techniques immediately started being thrown around. The team under Daoist Hidden Horizon and the team under Xie Fan coordinated incredibly well together. Daoist Hidden Horizon was even quite kind in exhibiting certain domain techniques that protected the lone cultivators including Xue Ying.
‘Stop meddling into other people’s business.’ Xie Fan glanced at the distant Daoist Hidden Horizon, thinking to himself, ‘You might be able to help him now, but I doubt you can continue lending your help throughout the entire journey.’