Chapter 1153: Shadow looms over the Nation
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
The Heavy Wind Nation was an unremarkable tier-three nation in the Realm Heart Great Land.
“Black Sovereign King once came to this restaurant.” Xue Ying arrived at one of the private rooms in the restaurant. Sweeping his gaze across, he reversed the flow of time. It’s just that when the flow of time reached the point where Black Sovereign King had been present, the time flow became distorted, preventing Xue Ying from continuing his investigation, “It is indeed true. The intelligence provided by the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion is not false!”
Even though Xue Ying did not excel in the Dao of Time, existences that could interfere with his reversal flow were at least Cosmos Gods.
“He might still be in this city?” Xue Ying had a spark of feeling.
With him at the center, unseen ripples began spreading out via the black fog spherical particles. The ripples soon covered the entire city. Such scouting method, by using the essence of void, was highly concealing.
“There are no Cosmos Gods in this city currently.” Xue Ying frowned slightly, “When Black Sovereign King left the Primogenitor Ancient Nation for a small distant nation in the Realm Heart Great Land, it can’t possibly be because he wanted to come here for a meal right? It is more likely that he is currently staying in the Heavy Wind Nation.”
“Let’s check again more thoroughly.”
The suppression on the Realm Heart Great Land was too powerful. There was a limit to the region that Xue Ying could cover through the essence of the void.
He began thoroughly examining the place…
Just an hour later.
“This is?” Xue Ying’s expression changed slightly.
Through the Destructive Realm Teleportation technique, Xue Ying observed all the remote cities within the Heavy Wind Nation. Black fog pervaded the entire city. This fog was mild, causing the city to become gray and blurry. Nonetheless, it was the civilians within that did not behave normally.
Some were killing one another!
And some were teleporting again and again as if they were seeking ways to leave the city yet to no avail.
Some formed groups and were seemingly searching for something within the city.
The entire city had someone turned into a nightmare ground. Civilians were dying in batches every single moment.
“What is happening? Why does it feel like everyone is influenced by the fog? Furthermore, the entire city seems to be controlled by an array that prevented anybody from leaving it?” Xue Ying was startled. He could not pinpoint the problem of that city when he used the Destruction Realm to scout. Just that from the surface, he could ascertain, “There must be someone who is scouring the civilians in the entire city!”
Xue Ying’s eyes were filled with anger.
“There should be someone within the city sending messages for help! But why is there no reaction from the Heavy Wind Nation at all?” Xue Ying was frustrated, “Is it because of the background of the enemy?”
Heavy Wind Nation was a tier-three nation.
Some powerful devils could terrify the Heavy Wind King! Most of the time, he would have to invite some allies for help. But if the devil had a powerful background, this little nation could only close one eye and endure!
But Xue Ying could not do so!
‘Seeing’ civilians dying every moment, he knew this was happening because of a scheme.
“Let’s check other cities as well.” Even though Xue Ying felt furious, he still suppressed his emotions and hurried in his observation! Previously, he was seeking for Black Sovereign King and had to probe the residences one by one in each city. But now, he was merely checking out the approximate situation happening in each city, making the entire process faster.
In a short few breaths of time later.
Xue Ying had ‘swept’ through all cities within the Heavy Wind Nation. What astonished him was that a total of 19 cities had similar phenomena happening! And the civilians could not escape! Those with a weaker heart temperament seemed to have turned insane. Those who were stronger were seeking ways to live! But since they could not leave the place, it was destined for the number of beings living to reduce over time. This process, if Xue Ying did not intervene in it, would most likely happen over a million to 10 million years.
“Who is so daring to commit such acts?” Xue Ying was truly furious.
He disappeared from his original spot, directly teleporting into one of the cities covered in a mild black fog.
“Mn? I can’t even teleport in?” Xue Ying was somewhat surprised. Looking at the black fog before him, he slightly extended his senses before directly entering.
He silently flew into the city.
As he flew and walked, Xue Ying did not find himself being influenced by the fog. He easily flew across the city walls into the city.
“Mn? I can’t leave anymore?” Xue Ying tried leaving, only to find himself being blocked by an unseen force. It felt like the internal city had become a realm by itself, “It’s quite similar to a spatial seal, though it isn’t that powerful. I can enter easily using the Destructive Realm Teleportation technique.”
It could only be considered an internal realm.
Ordinary Primal Chaos experts would most likely be stuck!
“Strangely though, I can’t contact anyone outside?” Xue Ying could not help but feel apprehensive. The communication treasures which he had could not be used at all. Of course, he could still interact with his avatars and incarnations still. He could also perceive the outer world.
Only most Unity Realm experts could not travel a huge distance away from their incarnations in the Realm Heart Great Land.
As for those with avatars? That was even rarer!
‘Since these civilians can’t contact anybody from the outside world using their communication treasures, there are even fewer who could actually get in touch with someone outside.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘But no matter what, the Heavy Wind King should most likely know about this since the same phenomenon has spread across 19 of his cities.’
‘Was it done for some wicked cultivation technique?’
Xue Ying felt that something was amiss.
Arrays that could prevent any communication from reaching outside were not ordinary Cosmos God methods! Furthermore, this had happened across 19 cities simultaneously.
One had to know, even though Heavy Wind King was weak, this kind of weak nation would have joined a ‘Heaven Ancient Union’ with other allies. It was fine for Blood Sacrifice to happen occasionally as it was too fast! But this act against 19 cities over a long period… was something that Heavy Wind King would have informed the entire Heaven Ancient Union. The Heaven Ancient Union should not have easily let things go.
And usually, in terms of strength, a union wasn’t any weaker than the Southern Cloud Nation.
‘Is it because the perpetrator has a powerful background?’ Xue Ying thought.
Even though he felt some pressure, the current Xue Ying would not retreat even when he faced unparalleled existences!
‘I do want to see which devil this is.’ A cold intent flashed in the eyes of Xue Ying. Previously, he came to the Heavy Wind Nation in search of Black Sovereign King for revenge. But now, Xue Ying chose to temporarily place the matter of Black Sovereign King aside.
Killing Black Sovereign King was his personal vendetta.
But facing a huge devil that scourging numerous civilians in the world was something he could not tolerate!
Within the city, Xue Ying began releasing ripples. It immediately engulfed the entire city through the surrounding void essence. He was able to confirm how many experts there were in the city after that.
Primal Chaos experts–two of them!
They were currently in one of the residences within the city.
Xue Ying took a step. He appeared on an empty street looking forward at a residence.
Mild black fog pervaded the surroundings. Even though there were battles happening all over the place, the environment was quite quiet closer to this residence.
“Hurry up and leave!”
A figure appeared by the side of Xue Ying. It was a non-human with a single horn. He looked at Xue Ying and gravely uttered, “This is the origin of the black fog in this city. All the experts within the city have worked together to attack this place, yet more than half have died. We can’t deal with it. You shouldn’t get close.”
“Oh?” Xue Ying looked at this single-horned non-human cultivator before smiling, “I felt that the fog in this city is strange. That’s why I came to have a look. How long has this fog been like that?”
“You deliberately came in?” The single-horned non-human cultivator was stunned. He then mentioned with bitterness, “The few of us desire to leave this place yet we can’t. And yet you came to send yourself to your death? Ai, this black fog has covered this city for close to 10 million years already, and more than half the civilians here should have died! Previously, the few of us had hoped for the king to save us, or other Cosmos Gods from our Heaven Ancient Union to come. But we have waited for so long without seeing any experts who dare to deal with this city. Furthermore, seeing that the devil isn’t in a rush to slaughter us, and instead, is torturing us over a long period, it seems the background of this devil should be extraordinary. Currently, many Unity Realm experts in the city have turned mad. Ai, you are too rash to barge in just like that.”
Xue Ying nodded.
Did nobody come to save them?
“I do want to see who exactly is behind this, an existence that prevented the entire Heaven Ancient Union from intervening.” Xue Ying directly walked towards that residence. Arriving at the main entrance, he directly smashed the main door with a ‘peng’. That door was directly blasted away–forming a streak of light that crashed into the corridor, against the walls and many houses behind…
Yet strangely, the door remained perfectly undamaged–it had penetrated through the cavern-dwelling within a moment.
“Peng.” Finally, a blood-colored ray descended down on that fast-flying door. Only then did the door shatter into pieces.
And after that, a blood-robed man appeared within the residence. He coldly stared at Xue Ying: “Primal Chaos expert? What a pity that another one is here to seek death!”