Chapter 909: Arrogance

Yang Qi had sweet-talked roughly a dozen top sect leaders into his cabal.

With a wave of his hand, he sent out magical symbols that completely covered up their power signatures, making it seem like they were sealed with the warding spells of the Joyflower Palace. In the blink of an eye, they all seemed exactly like any other god-general prisoner.

When he took them back to the palace, he didn’t immediately reveal them. Instead, he headed to one of the prisons and selected an equal number of existing god-general prisoners, who he said he wanted as servants. Upon returning to his quarters, he actually sent those prisoners into the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart and forced them to give him their faith. Afterward, he disguised the sect leaders with the features of the original group.

In the end, no one was the wiser.

Generally speaking, the god-general prisoners were strictly monitored. But Yang Qi was currently working closely with Flower Goddesses Jade Nightqueen and Snowlotus, so it was no problem at all for him to select servants from the god-generals.

Meanwhile, Yang Qi offered well-worded reports to Jade Nightqueen and Snowlotus regarding Leaf Dao-Denier and his supposed activities, claiming to be laying a trap to get his supposed information about the God Legion Seal.

Of course, the flower goddesses didn’t trust Yang Qi, and were keeping him under constant surveillance. Unfortunately for them, their schemes against his power double were completely useless.

Despite constant consideration, the flower goddesses were unable to think of any way to lure Yang Qi’s true self out into the open. They knew he had some sort of god item that let him come and go as he pleased, but they had no idea how to do anything about that god item.

After getting settled, Yang Qi spent time trying to gather information from the eunuchs or taking his sect leader allies to find out more about the general situation in the Joyflower Palace.

The sect leaders didn’t dare to cause a scene in any way. Either they carefully observed their surroundings and gathered information in a roundabout fashion, or they stayed in Yang Qi’s residence working on their cultivation and waiting for news from Leaf Dao-Denier.

As for Leaf Dao-Denier, he would occasionally secretly come to provide updates.

So far, the temporary alliance was working very smoothly. Every time Yang Qi was in Leaf Dao-Denier’s presence, he could sense that he was transforming in a very profound way. It was obvious that he was succeeding spectacularly in his cultivation of the Secret-Ensconcing All-World Anything-Everything Fundamental-Law Magic.

As for the devil embryo Yang QI had placed in him, it was still there in his sea of energy. However, he didn’t dare to activate it. If he did, it was highly like Leaf Dao-Denier would sense it and destroy it.

That said, when in his presence, Yang Qi was able to use the devil embryo to observe Leaf Dao-Denier from the inside, which in turn helped Yang Qi to further his own cultivation of the Secret-Ensconcing All-World Anything-Everything Fundamental-Law Magic.

A month passed.

During that time, Yang Qi could clearly sense the chaos in the immortal worlds. The Joyflower Palace had allocated plenty of resources in their attempt to expand and grow the Dao Defense League. Unfortunately, the league suffered constant attacks and was dangerously unstable.

It had once been considered a colossal monster of an organization, but now it was like a bug.

After the Great Necropolis had ejected billions of trillions of new immortal worlds, many of them ranked a hundred or higher, what could the Dao Defense League possibly count for? Those new immortal worlds were home to plenty of powerful and ambitious people, and it took almost no time at all for war and chaos to spread.

It was a new age of chaos, and opportunities abounded for everyone.

In some ways, Yang Qi was glad that he was no longer responsible for the Dao Defense League, as it would have been a very tiring task to constantly be worried about defending it. Instead, now the Joyflower Palace had that responsibility. At least, for now. Eventually, when things settled down, he would kill Empress Joyflower and take back control.

In the Myriad Worlds Monarch Chart, his true self was completely focused on cultivation. And his assimilation of the godhood was proceeding more and more quickly, thanks to the help provided to him by the sect leaders.

His power index was now close to seven hundred, although, with peak Destabilizing will and the help of the Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth, it was more like fifteen hundred, or maybe even two thousand.

Of course, matters of power indexes were secondary. His true self was now cultivating the Secret-Ensconcing All-World Anything-Everything Fundamental-Law Magic, causing the magical symbols of the Vajra Māyādevī to float above his head and feed him power.

After analyzing that power with the power assessment systems of the Cruiser of Civilization, he found that it was incredibly pure. And upon assimilating it, it combined perfectly with his Strength of the Hell-Crushing Godmammoth, pushing all of his energy arts to a much higher level.

He had the core meaning of the Secret-Ensconcing All-World Anything-Everything Fundamental-Law Magic in his mind, but had not linked it to his nascent divinity or consciousness yet. Instead, he was treating it like a knowledge-devil to be conquered.

Of course, that would be no easy task. Not even ancient gods had done such a thing. Furthermore, the technique didn’t just idly sit there, but fought back viciously. Every attempt he made to subjugate it resulted in his mind filling with a blinding light that literally caused smoke to seep out of his orifices.

However, he wasn’t discouraged. He continued his efforts, healing any resulting injuries as necessary, which in turn strengthened his nascent divinity.

Every time he made an attempt, a voice would echo out of the portal and say, “Such arrogance!”

It was a voice so powerful that it would slam into his sea of consciousness and nascent divinity, causing cracking sounds to ring out. In fact, it was something so intense that it would have killed just about any other person. Thankfully, the God Legion Seal was there to protect his sea of consciousness, and he had all of his other defenses fully prepared.

Despite his physical body nearly shattering as a result, he would just smile coldly. ‘So, I've attracted the attention of the will of a supreme buddhist school from the god world? This battle will strengthen my own will and help me reach a higher level of enlightenment. In fact, it's the only way I can make progress, and eventually reach the Terrifying level. At that point, my power index of seven hundred will be enough to decimate opponents with indexes of three thousand. I should be able to crush Empress Joyflower then!’

After healing himself, he continued with his efforts.

“Such arrogance!” the voice howled again, nearly causing his sea of consciousness and physical body to shatter. Forming them back together, he continued. There was no way that he would allow his will to conform to the core meaning of the Vajra Māyādevī. He would subjugate it. After all, his dao was to crush the dao of heaven, buddhas, and all other daos, such as those of immortals, devils, and gods....

Attempt after attempt was made, but he recovered from each assault and used the process to grow stronger. Although he was like an ant fighting a dragon, he was actually benefiting from the repeated cries of “such arrogance!”

He was inching closer and closer to the Terrifying level.

As his will grew stronger, so did his power double on the outside. Thanks to being blessed by the power of the Vajra Māyādevī, his power double was actually so advanced that it almost wasn’t like a projected clone at all.

Of course, not even his allies, the sect leaders, had any idea this was happening. As they continued working on their cultivation and gathering information, they waited for the opportunity they sought.

Meanwhile, Snowlotus and Jade Nightqueen were outside of the Great Necropolis, in a strange, hundredth ranked immortal world, having a secret discussion with a group of experts from the future world. The leader of this group was not a generalissimo, but rather Proud Heaven’s son, Proud Ethics.

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Deathblade's Thoughts

I often get the question of why characters in wuxia/xianxia/xuanhuan are referred to as being "heroes" when they are often just hardened killers, and not very heroic. I've been meaning to do this video for a while. Here's the answer.