Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1354
Chapter 1354 – Invitation
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The eight-colored prison that was rapidly shrinking abruptly exploded. At the same time when it exploded, the different types of energy began converging–for instance, both water and fire energy would combine to form a Water-Fire Giant! Or lightning and fire energy converging into a Lightning-Fire Giant! There was also lightning and destruction energy merging into a Destructive-Lightning Giant…
Many giants started appearing. A total of nine giants were formed in the end.
These nine giants all had the strength of an ordinary Grand Perfection God Emperor. They then coordinated perfectly together against Xue Ying.
‘Amazing.’ Xue Ying kept his fleshy body at its peak state. Even as he tried his best to deal with those giants using his spear, he still remained on the disadvantaged end. After all, the combat techniques of these giants were more profound than even his spear techniques.
‘This soul illusory realm has greatly affected me, preventing me from turning them into a Nine-Headed Combat Body.’ Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor shook his head lightly. This enormous illusory realm had forced him to use just 20% of his heart force in resisting against it. But it was precisely this 20% heart force that prevented him from perfectly executing his technique. He was different from Wu Xiao. Wu Xiao relied on his powerful body to battle.
Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’s control of his personal strength was incredibly complex. Hence, it required an immense amount of heart force.
Controlling nine different types of Grand Perfection God Emperor Bloodline energy while ensuring they were perfectly coordinated? How big would the burden be on one’s heart force?
‘Transform.’ Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor thought.
Out of the nine giants, one of them dissipated. The other eight giants immediately fused together into one entity with eight snakeheads! This giant gave off a wild terrifying power as it charged at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying was forced into a flurry by the consecutive techniques executed by ‘Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’. He immediately whirled out his spear in response to this charging eight-headed giant.
‘Fortunately, his heart force had been influenced, preventing him from perfectly executing his ‘Nine-Colored Domain’ and ‘Nine-Headed Combat Body.’ Xue Ying thought. He had long received intelligence on Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor. Nonetheless, even if the strength of Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor is weakened greatly, Xue Ying still had a hard time dealing against the other party.
That terrifying vicious eight-headed giant suddenly disappeared.
In the distant, Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor chuckled out: “Brother Flying Snow, the consumption rate of this fleshy body of yours is simply too big. I think it is best that you spend more time cultivating so as to grasp a stable Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body.”
“I am still lacking a lot.” Xue Ying sighed. Just battling for a short period caused him to consume 40% of his life force.
Furthermore, even though he could temporarily boost his fleshy body to the Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body Level, he had yet to reach this official realm. Hence, his technique execution was flawed. Compared to a genuine ‘Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body’ Dao Cultivator, Xue Ying was likely only 70% to 80% of the other party’s strength. Xie Fan for instance was qualified to be ranked top ten within Scarlet Cloud City. As for Xue Ying, not counting his soul technique, he could barely enter the bottom ranks of apex experts in the city.
Of course, if his soul technique was considered and taking his powered mode into account, Xue Ying would definitely be able to rank in the forefront.
After all, only the City Masters could still suppress him when he boosted his fleshy body to the peak.
‘My body is still too weak. I can’t maintain my peak state for long.’ Xue Ying thought.
“Monarch Flying Snow is this strong even though he has yet to achieve the Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body? Doesn’t this mean that once he grasped the Half-Chaotic Origin Lifeform Body, he’ll immediately join the ranks of the City Masters?”
The other cultivators were slightly startled. They could see that Xue Ying’s Dao of Void was only surpassed by a dozen or so within Scarlet Cloud City! As for his soul technique, he could even weaken Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor, lowering it to a level comparable to his strength.
Xue Ying and Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor flew back to their original positions.
“This soul technique is indeed extraordinary.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor praised.
“Brother Flying Snow, I’ll not let you fight with me. Your body is simply too weak. You just have to cast your soul technique against me. Bring it on.” Wu Xiao urged.
“Let me experience it too.” Weather Leaf said.
Xue Ying did not hesitate.
An enormous illusory realm descended once again. This time, it pulled the soul of Weather Leaf and Wu Xiao.
This pull made Xue Ying feel that ‘Weather Leaf’s soul was comparable to Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’s. It was only slightly stronger. But it was limited to how much stronger it could be. It was only due to Xue Ying’s acute senses that gave him the ability to discover this slight gap of soul strength between both parties. As for ‘Wu Xiao’, even though Wu Xiao’s body was incredibly strong, his soul was barely approximately 60% that of Weather Leaf’s and Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor’s!
Under his Illusory Realm, Wu Xiao had to part away with a huge amount of heart force to resist against it. But as his fleshy body was too strong, he did not need much heart force in controlling it.
“It has greatly affected me, preventing me from executing my strongest technique.” Weather Leaf nodded.
“I might even be weaker than you, Nine-Headed.” Wu Xiao sensed before saying it, “This soul technique is simply too unbearable.”
Xue Ying immediately kept his technique.
“It is little wonder that you can significantly weaken so many Grand Perfection God Emperor Chaotic Origin Lifeforms. I can only exhibit 60% to 70% of my strength.” Wu Xiao said, “The more heaven-defying thing is that this soul technique of yours targets all enemies. It’s the same even when there are 1,200 Hidden Devil Hunters. The result would still be the same even if there are 3,000 or 10,000 of them.”
“Mn, as long as they enter my Illusory Realm, they would all be affected.” Xue Ying nodded.
The moment his Illusory Realm descend, all enemies within the region would feel their souls being pulled by the illusory realm. Unless Xue Ying deliberately avoided those enemies.
“Amazing.” Weather Leaf added another rare word. He then took up his cup and began drinking, apparently deep in thoughts.
Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor was similarly seemingly contemplating over some stuff. His eyes were flashing with different colors.
The banquet finally ended.
The three City Masters hosted this banquet primarily to discuss Dao with Xue Ying. They even planned to have a spar with Xue Ying during this event. Throughout the banquet, they did not really care about other cultivators.
When the banquet was concluded and as the cultivators began leaving…
“Brother Flying Snow.” Weather Leaf and Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor said almost practically at the same moment.
“Mn?” Xue Ying was stunned. He turned to the two of them.
Weather Leaf exchanged glances with Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor before they laughed.
“You first.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor said, “After you are done, I’ll speak with Brother Flying Snow.”
“Alright.” Weather Leaf nodded, “Brother Flying Snow, come with me. Let us speak in private.”
Xue Ying looked at the two City Masters: ‘I wonder what does the two City Masters want from me?’
“I’ll wait here for you and tell you the details later.” Nine-Headed Snake Ancestor sat there casually.
Xue Ying nodded.
He stood and left with Weather Leaf, entering into a side hall within this cavern-dwelling.
Both parties sat down respectively.
Weather Leaf pondered for a while before starting: “I have always been desiring to kill that Chaotic Origin Prisoner within ‘Wind Devil Valley’. However, that Chaotic Origin Prisoner is incredibly vigilant. Ever since he suffered from an ambush from me, currently, whenever he leaves his territory, he would bring with him a total of 3,000 protectors. All of them are Grand Perfection God Emperors. Even though I can request the help of some experts within Scarlet Cloud City, those 3,000 protectors… render me helpless! Now that Monarch Flying Snow has appeared, it also brought me hope. Brother Flying Snow, I wish for you to help me. Come with me and my team as we proceed to kill that Chaotic Origin Prisoner in Wind Devil Valley. You may raise any conditions you want!”