Many weak cultivators were annihilated by the shockwaves from the battle. The moment Xue Ying saw that, his pupils dilated. He did not have sufficient time to save them since the domain of the enemy had been unleashed with a single thought.
“Don’t think how formidable this Prince Xue Ying was, who knows he might just turn into fine powder under Devil Master’s domain.”
“He, he has entered closed-door cultivation for 1.5 billion years and should likely not own any secret protective treasure. It seems his Southern Cloud Sacred Body had not been cultivated to a profound realm, and he should not be able to survive Devil Master’s domain.”
Not far away, the four ninth level devils were discussing among each other.
They were confident of White Cloud Devil Master.
Soon, the rolling clouds reached where Xue Ying was.
“Break.” Xue Ying held onto the Scarlet Cloud God Spear. With a thought, the Scarlet Cloud Domain was released.
One could see the void within the region spanning five million kilometers surging like a tsunami. Each void wave contained many ripples within, and this tsunami clashed against the cloud. At the next instance, the void wave gradually became weaker while there were only about five to six layers of vapor remaining behind.
‘It is indeed the <Cloud Scripture> from the <Ten Holy Scriptures> and is well known for its tyrannical power. My Scarlet Cloud Domain specialize more in controlling the void, and is weaker in a direct clash.’ Xue Ying thought.
“Hong long long~”
The rolling clouds rushed up against the body of Xue Ying. Nevertheless, the surrounding void became distorted. Those clouds were twisted and forced away into other places. Furthermore, the surface of Xue Ying’s body contained some strange spatial maelstrom fluctuations–it was akin to three void stairs revolving around his body that drilled away all incoming force. One could even describe this like a thousand inbound techniques, yet not a single one could reach the cultivator.
“What!” The four other ninth level experts were startled.
“That is one of the <Ten Holy Scriptures>!”
In terms of cultivation difficulty, the <Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles> was indeed known for being simple to cultivate. But in terms of strength, it was considered top-grade. Nevertheless, only two secret impartations had reached the tenth level strength. There were quite a few secret impartation techniques within the six great ancient nations that were stronger than the <Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles>! Naturally, the price of cultivation was higher.
To reach the tenth level strength using the Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles firstly, the Southern Cloud Sacred Body had to achieve grand perfection tenth level. This meant that the body would have been cultivated to a degree comparable to secret treasures. All sorts of precious materials would be used during this refinement process, adding up to a price of about two billion cosmos crystals. Furthermore, those materials were quite rare, and some could not be bought even with cosmos crystals.
As for the cultivation technique which White Cloud Devil Master practiced in, its origin was more prominent.
It came from an ancient nation stronger than Summer Wind Ancient Nation of the six great ancient nations, the ‘Myriad Realm Ancient Nation’. This <Cloud Scripture> was one of the <Ten Holy Scriptures>, and just learning it and training to the tenth level strength required a price of five billion cosmos crystals. The moment one succeeded, the survival capability of the cultivator would not be any weaker than that of the Southern Cloud Sacred Body. Furthermore, it contained various domain techniques and killing moves that had reached the tenth level strength!
“You aren’t using the Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles.” White Cloud Devil Master chuckled as he walked over.
“You should receive one of my moves too.”
Xue Ying suddenly shot out his spear.
The Scarlet Cloud Domain was weaker than the other party in terms of pure suppressive power. Nevertheless, it was much stronger in twisting the void. Both parties were originally very far away, but when Xue Ying struck out with his spear, it had strangely arrived by the forehead of White Cloud Devil Master.
“Hu.” White Cloud Devil Master’s palm was already in the way of the spear by then, causing the spear to strike his palm instead.
Everywhere the spearhead passed through collapsed and was destroyed.
Even half the palm of White Cloud Devil Master exploded. He frowned slightly. That palm of his was covered in cloud, and it soon condensed and recovered back to its original shape.
“What an amazing void domain. Even I could not suppress it. I can only barely sense the traces of your spear.” White Cloud Devil Master casually mentioned it. At the next instance, his palm suddenly shot out. “Hu”, the palm expanded, reaching an area spanning tens of thousands of kilometers. This cloud palm blasted at Xue Ying.
“Break.” Xue Ying did not dodge. He directly pierced his spear against that palm.
The palm was fiercely forced down onto the ground, causing a huge hole to form across the region. Furthermore, a hole was also created on the palm which rapidly solidified back to its original shape.
Within the enormous gouge, there was a hole where one could not see the end.
“Hope you did not die from my slap.” White Cloud Devil Master chuckled as he stared down. Following that, the cloud moved downwards and blasted against the hole.
A spear shadow was suddenly thrust upwards. Following that, it had somehow appeared before the chest of White Cloud Devil Master. He did not have the time to defend himself, allowing that spear to pierce through his chest. “Weng–” The body of White Cloud Devil Master trembled violently. That large palm which he unleashed previously was jolted.
“So fast!” White Cloud Devil Master’s expression changed. He took a deep breath. At that moment, the rolling cloud headed into his mouth. The power of his body was visibly rising too.
Xue Ying took this chance to scuttle up from underground. He landed by the side of the land: ‘The Void Shatter is ultimately only a tenth level move. I must rely on the Scarlet Cloud God Spear to reach the peak of the ninth level! Even though it is known for its power, and could barely reach the tenth level power in terms of pure offensive strength, but even if I relied on the Scarlet Cloud Domain, White Cloud Devil Master could still survive from this move. His body could aggregate and dissipate in impermanence, rendering my domain useless towards influencing his combat strength. Instead, it is the peak ninth level move ‘Piercing Void’ that is slightly weaker but more unpredictable which the opponent could not block.’
Xue Ying had researched five great killing moves over the 1.5 billion years since he got the Scarlet Cloud God Spear.
Of which there was a combined assault technique which he could not unleash without an avatar.
As for the other four great killing moves…
The strongest belonged to the ‘Scarlet Cloud Domain’. Just by comprehending the mystical imprints on the god spear, Xue Ying was able to understand this domain that reached the ninth level strength! The difficulty of comprehending this technique was not any weaker as compared to creating a ninth level move. By relying on the Scarlet Cloud God Spear, he could even erupt with a tenth level power! That was temporarily the only tenth level move which Xue Ying had.
And the other killing moves were all at the peak of the eighth level! By relying on the spear, they could only reach the peak of the ninth level strength.
No other choice.
In his previous life, Xue Ying had only created two ninth level techniques. Even with the Scarlet Cloud God Spear, those techniques belonged to the void lineage, and 1.5 billion years was ultimately too short for Xue Ying. It was quite surprising that he could deduce a ninth level move already.
As for the <Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles>, since Xue Ying had too few treasures with him, he merely reached the eighth level in the Southern Cloud Sacred Body. Hence, it was impossible for him to cultivate the two secret impartation techniques! He was only at the ninth level strength. Even though his spear was mighty, Xue Ying could only unleash the peak of the ninth level power. After all, the Scarlet Cloud God Spear required the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique> to acquire perfect integration.
The five great killing moves that Xue Ying deduced were actually a tiny portion from the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique>.
“Die for me.” After failing consecutively, White Cloud Devil Master began feeling frustrated. He swallowed in a large amount of white fog, causing his body to coalesce to a limit. This was another type of combat technique which the <Cloud Scripture> had.
He directly charged over. His speed reached a new limit, and with a boom, he smashed his fist out.
Xue Ying met this fist with his spear directly. Clearly, Xue Ying wanted to fight head-on against the other party. Nevertheless, the outcome was a surging power that transmitted through the spear. Xue Ying felt the spear in his hand vibrating. Many void ripples formed on the spear, yet it was futile in dissipating all incoming force. In the end, Xue Ying was forced backward as a stream of light.
“Hong.” His body struck fiercely onto the ground, forming a deep hole of several hundred kilometers in diameter.
“If you were given sufficient time, you might be able to fight against me. But now? You aren’t my opponent!” White Cloud Devil Master’s body flashed. He pursued after Xue Ying and slapped his palm over once again.
“Peng, peng, peng…”
Even though Xue Ying was using his spear, he was forced back after simply touching with the incoming palm and fist. At this moment, White Cloud Devil Master was extremely fierce.
Even though Xue Ying had three maelstrom stairs revolving and protecting his body, he was ultimately injured to the point of spurting a mouth of fresh blood.
“I am still quite lacking when fighting against in head-on.” Xue Ying grinned. He had finally experienced what it meant to be a tenth level expert on the Realm Heart Great Land.
White Cloud Devil Master was stunned.
“I shall not play with you anymore.” Xue Ying turned around and left.
“Thinking of escaping?” White Cloud Devil Master suddenly expanded his mouth. His head rapidly turned big, and just by opening his mouth, it was akin to sucking in the world! He was trying to suck Xue Ying back and clearly wanted to eat the other party with a single mouth. He could see that this Prince Xue Ying had some formidable protective cultivation technique that even though it might not be strong, it was still possible for White Cloud Devil Master to ‘digest’ Xue Ying using his own secret technique into powder over time.
He had once swallowed a newly emerged tenth level expert from the Fiery Zhao Nation, trapping him in his body. The enemy could not escape either. Over time, his White Cloud Sacred Body had forcefully refined the other party. Only after several tens of thousands of years did the enemy finally succumb to it… Fiery Zhao King even personally negotiated with the Black Devil Great Land to pay a huge price for White Cloud Devil Master to let the enemy off.
“Sou.” Xue Ying naturally understood the ‘Heaven Devour Refining’ killing move the other party had. With a sway of his body, he had appeared several tens of thousands of kilometers away, arriving where the four ninth level experts were.
Under his Scarlet Cloud Domain.
Even if he could not teleport, Xue Ying could still distort the void and travel far away with a single step.
“Damn.” White Cloud Devil Master’s expression changed, “This Ying Shan Xue Ying’s domain is too strange. He can escape whenever he wants.”
The Scarlet Cloud Domain that reached the tenth level strength was clearly horrifying.
Like the <Cloud Scripture>, the Myriad Realm Ancient Nation was still willing to impart it to outsiders as long as the other party paid a sufficiently large price. But the <Scarlet Cloud Combat Technique> was something only the Fan Clan from Summer Wind Ancient Nation had. It was impossible to learn it even if one paid a considerable price. According to rumors, only the three great clans within the Summer Wind Ancient Nation could learn it after paying another enormous price. For those people outside the nation? It was impossible for them to learn it.
The stronger the cultivation technique, the harder it was to learn it.
“Since I can’t kill White Cloud, killing you all is fine too.” Xue Ying looked at the four ninth level experts in front. He grinned.
The four ninth level devils were furious too. They had already formed a combat formation and were not even afraid of fighting against White Cloud Devil Master. So why would they be afraid of dealing against this Xue Ying?
“Team up and kill him!” White Cloud Devil Master also roared out loud. Even though he was extremely proud, he understood that it was impossible for him to kill this Prince Xue Ying alone.