translated by Berrrybunz
An Opportunity to Kill
The sharp sword sliced the rock.
The breaking sound came out.
Wang Zhong Shan immediately rushed out, grabbing onto Su Yun’s wrist, he roared: “Wu Yun, what are you doing??”
“Killing the Spirit Demon.” Su Yun said indifferently, pointing downwards.
The mind of everyone shivered, and everyone turned to look at the little boy.
But, in place of the little boy, it was a rock that was sliced into two!
Where’s the boy?
Everyone tensed up, and immediately looked around.
They looked and looked, only to find the frail and bony little boy was actually standing on a mound not far from them.
His childish face was sinister looking, his mouth arched upwards, sneering at them.
“And here I thought you guys were all pigs, never did I expect someone to see through my disguise! You! Not bad, not bad at all!!”
“W-who are you?”
Wang Zhong Shan immediately understood Su Yun’s movements, the anxious people all huddled together, looking at the little boy and asked.
“So you have been feigning injury all along! Ke, you trash! You have some guts ah! Speak your name, if not when we kill you, no one will know who you are, then you cannot blame us.”
Bei Xuan Ming waved his folding fan, spoke while grinning, he did not seem to be surprised.
“A group of dead men walking!”
The little boy laughed, when suddenly, his body cracked open, following that a large amount of thick liquid leaked out from his cracked skin and flesh, his weak and frail body seemed to grow bigger and bigger, in a blink of an eye, he had transformed into a 3 m tall, arched figure, two feet standing on the ground, a leopard with spikes all over its back.
“Devious Spirit Leopard?”
Luo Xiao Miao shouted with a weak voice.
“Devious Spirit Leopard? What is that?” Hong Yan asked.
“A fierce beast with an intellect almost comparable to humans!” Su Yun stared at the leopard on the mound, and said softly: “Rumors say that they have good understanding of human nature, understand and can even speak the human language. They are also good in transformation techniques, there are even instances where the Devious Spirit Leopards would transform into humans and sneak into civilization to commit crimes, although they are fierce beasts, but they are related closer towards the Spirit Demon monsters, and are targets of Spirit Cultivators to kill! I never expected one to be here! From its cultivation, it should be around the fourth stage Spirit Soul Realm, and is not difficult to fight!”
Hearing that, Hong Yan suddenly remembered something, and nodded her head: “That’s right, we have so many people here, why would we be afraid of it? Furthermore brother Wu Yun saw through its disguise and plot, it should be running away instead.”
“But the problem is that it isn’t running away!” Su Yun held onto Engraved Dragon Blade, and shouted: “So, it still has other means, stop hesitating! Young Master Wang, quickly kill that beast!”
“Good!” Wang Zhong Shan bellowed: “Everyone go up together, and kill this crafty animal!”
“Yes!” Everyone shouted in unison.
“Hahahaha, kill me? Seems like you guys are not seeing the situation clearly, my delicious food!”
The Devious Spirit Leopard was not afraid, on the contrary, it even laughed out loud. Raising its paws, layers upon layers of red light flew up into the sky from beneath their feet, and below the corpses, dense Blood Qi surfaced.
“Oh no, this is an array formation!”
“Despicable, to actually use the bodies as cover to hide the array formation!”
“Quickly run outside of the formation!”
Everyone started to panic and shouted repeatedly, creating chaos.
Then, the first two bodyguards who had rushed forward and had not gotten out of the array area, saw two thick and dense Blade Qi slashing towards them.
The two bodyguards immediately raised their own weapons, attempting to block the Blade Qi.
But, the first Blade Qi was dense and powerful, instantly breaking their weapons, and the second Blade Qi flew over, slicing their heads off their bodies.
Blood spewed all over, and the heads flew upwards.
The two of them died immediately.
Wang Zhong Shan and Bei Xuan Ming looked over in shock.
They then saw a large group of strange clothed and vicious people running towards them from the entrance.
This group of people ran in with loud movements, with the array formation as the center, they surrounded Su Yun and the rest.
Seeing that, everyone did not think about escaping, and all took out their treasures and weapons, cautiously looking at them.
Bei Xuan Ming and Wang Zhong Shan’s group huddled closely together, no choice having to bury the hatchet between them.
“Who are you guys??”
Wang Zhong Shan shouted with his fists clenched tightly.
“Haha, a group of small farts, this old man is the master of this road of the demon apes, you all dared to barge into my territory, truly not knowing your place. You all have better surrender to me obediently, and give me all your spirit coins and treasures. That way, who knows if I will let go of your measly lives!!”
Wang Zhong Shan and Bei Xuan Ming looked at each other.
Why were there bandits here?
“What nonsense are you spouting? Surrender to you? Screw you! If you want to fight then let’s fight, what’s with all these bullshit, you think that just by forming a circle to surround us, I will be scared of you? Come! Come and fight us!!”
Long Hai shouted angrily.
The rest of them were unwilling either, all of them shouting angrily, seemingly wanting to fight to the death with them.
The bandits had around 60 men, although there were many first and second stage Spirit Soul cultivators, but other than the head who was a fourth stage, the rest all had weak cultivation.
Wang Zhong Shan’s side, which had the two groups totaled up to around 50 odd people, the advantage in numbers was not apparent, so what was there to be afraid of?
Just that, this made Su Yun even more suspicious.
Why would a group of Spirit Soul and Spirit Core cultivators become bandits? Did they lust for the treasures on the other Spirit Cultivators? Were they not afraid of aggravating the almighty beings, and be devastated and killed?
Su Yun’s mind was filled with questions, but then his mind started to think back about an ugly incident that happened during the previous Mountain River List competetion.
The struggle of Mountain River List, a place under the heavens where talents come together, a life and death showdown created for the sake of attaining a place in the Mountain River Lis. The winners would bask in glory, superb rewards, and they would rapidly rise up in the world straight to the skies, revered by everybody under the skies, becoming an important character.
The countless benefits caused the young and frivolous talents to all rush forth one after another, but, that also caused many despicable things to happen.
Since the only people who could join the Mountain River List were young Spirit Cultivators who did not exceed 30 years of age, they were not invincible, so they did not have much insurance when travelling towards the Wen Xian Region to participate. Su Yun had heard that the number of people who wanted to participate and travelled for the competition were over tens of thousands, but the people who truly arrived at the competition ground only reached ten thousand!
It was said that many people died miserably en route.
Although the competition was fair, but if people hired experts to kill those potential threats in the competition on the way, wouldn’t the competition be easier for them?
Su Yun did not know that within the current Mountain River List, the atmosphere was already very serious, and according to his judgement, all these strong bandits could very well be hired by Wang Zhong Shan and Bei Xuan Ming’s opponents to kill them.
“Kill? Don’t be anxious!! We are waiting here!” The head laughed sinisterly: “This array formation was prepared for you guys! It is already activated, and it an incense worth of time, the power of the array would merge into your bodies, and once activated, you all will become docile sheeps, and handling you all at that time, will be so easy! Hahahaha”
Wang Zhong Shan’s face changes, and he immediately bellowed: “Break the array!”
The group of bodyguards did not dare to be slow, swiftly moving out, they planned to rush out.
But then, a large burst of power leaked out from inside the array, pouring into their bodies, drilling into their Qi channels and interrupting their control of Profound Spirit Qi. Causing everyone’s strength to plummet.
And at the same time, the bandits outside of the array started to move too.
They formed a circle surrounding them, preventing the two groups to leave. Under the influence of the array formation, their Profound Spirit Qi were in a mess, it was difficult for them to summon their strength. Even if everyone’s strength were higher than the so called ‘bandits’, but they had difficulty getting out of the array.
“Break the array? With just you? Are you even able to? Hahahaha!”
The head of the bandits started to laugh.
“Everyone go towards the north side!! Don’t hide any treasures and take them all out!!”
Wang Zhong Shan bellowed, raising his both fists, he rushed towards the northern side of the array, releasing 13 punches from his fists, smashing one of the bandit, only to see him spitting out blood, his chest tearing apart, with a shout, he fell to the ground, dead.
To plainly use his fist to pummel a ninth stage Spirit Core cultivator, Wang Zhong Shan’s fist technique caused others to be surprised.
Wang Zhong Shan was tyrannical, but the rest were not weak either. The strongest, Luo Xiao Mai stepped out, leaping into the air, singlehandedly using a silver boat, instigating his Qi that poured into the boat, he threw it towards a few bandits.
In the next second, the boat suddenly became huge, transforming into a huge silver ship that could brave the winds and waves, carrying an unstoppable force that crashed directly onto the bandits.
Dong dong dong dong…
Wherever the huge ship passed, the bandits were all flung and killed instantly. No one could block it.
But, just as the gigantic boat was about to parve a way out of the array, the Devious Spirit Leopard made its move.
It roared, its size suddenly becoming the size of a small mountain, rushed towards the gigantic boat, instigating its energy, it struck head on onto the boat, causing the boat to stop. The Devious Spirit Leopard seized the chance to howl, it’s sound wave resonating out, the few people closest to the boat all spat out blood, they were affected by the sound wave.
Luo Xiao Mai frowned, his eyes focusing straight at the Devious Spirit Leopard.
The other bandits were easy to handle, but with the Devious Spirit Leopard, it became a thorny problem.
Hong Yan and Long Hai were fighting bravely, but just as they were fighting, they felt as if behind them, there were people being passive.
Wang Zhong felt amiss, he turned to look, only to see that Bei Xuan Ming and his people were hiding at the back, and were not facing and fighting against the bandits.
“Brother Bei Xuan, what are you hesitating for? Quickly move!”
Wang Zhong Shan anxiously shouted.
“These are just a group of jumping clowns, I believe brother Wang, that you and your men will be enough to handle them, we will not cut in, haha!”
Bei Xuan Ming laughed and said.
Hong Yan was furious, she lost her focus, and was stabbed in her lower abdomen by a bandit, and flew to the ground.
She spat out blood, fallen on the ground, her entire body was filled with pain. As she wanted to stand up, four to five bandits rushed forward towards her, brandishing out their bright and sharp blades and swords, slashing towards her head.
Hong Yan’s pupil became big as she muttered.
But in the next moment, a black light flew out, following that a clear Sword Intent resonated out.
Hong Yan had not even reacted, only to see a flashing figure shuttling back and forth around her, and in the next moment, all the bandits who were rushing towards her became petrified, their bodies stuck.
She raised her head to look, only to see Wu Yun with his mask in front of her.
“Brother Wu Yun!”
Hong yan shouted in joy.
“Are you alright.” Su Yun turned to ask.
Hong Yan instantly crawled up, swallowed a pill, and said: “I’m fine!”
Su Yun then muttered: “Our enemies are not only the bandits.”
With that said, he started moving to attack the other bandits.
Not only the bandits?
Hong Yan became confused after hearing that.
Were there other enemies here?