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Wen Xian Region
Inside Sky Martial Continent, regardless if it was fierce beasts, spirit beasts, spirit demon beasts or demonic beasts, they were all intelligent. God did not set that the human race was the masters of the continents, and there were beasts that were more intelligent than humans.
Powerful fierce beasts had all rounded growth, and different sorts of fierce beasts had their own ways of communicating. High levelled fierce beasts however, would cleverly learn the ways humans would communicate, and that was through human language. To be able to do that, regardless if it was human or beast, was a huge advantage, especially for fierce beasts that knew how to understand techniques. Understanding the human language allowed them to mingle with humans, and seize opportunities.
Su Yun secretly activated the Heavenly Scale Divine Eyes, and looked at the two fierce beasts.
On the left was an extremely huge liger, its skin and flesh was covered with granite. It had six huge claws, and two large and curved ivory teeth extending out from its mouth. Its entire body was a fearsome green color, wherever it walked, the floor would be destroyed, showing its might.
Facing it was a comparatively thinner being, with a humongous head, two legs on the ground and two short slender arms, it was like a frog, but its mouth was so huge it looked as if it could swallow an entire river, with a set of ivory teeth that looked like steel needles. What was even more shocking was that every single teeth was enveloped with Profound Spirit Qi, giving off a formidable might.
One was a tenth stage Spirit Soul Beast, the other was a ninth stage Spirit Soul Beast.
Although they were not of the Spirit Star Realm, but to humans, the two fierce beasts were like two unapproachable mountains, giving them no hope of victory. Even for Su Yun, without using Heavenly Crystal and the other treasures, it would be extremely difficult for him to fight the beasts.
“The two fierce beasts are just trying to be the Master of the grasslands, we can quickly speed through downstream, do not stop.”
Su Yun spoke to everyone who were poking their heads out.
“What? Two fierce beasts are fighting?”
Luo Xiao Miao, Shen Hao and the rest became excited, instantly becoming joyous.
“Why should we go in such a situation? The cultivation of the beasts are most probably not low, their flesh and skin, bones and even their hair are all treasures. Why not we wait for them to fight finish, when they are both suffering from injuries, we will go and snag them for the kills! Isn’t that better?”
“Brother Shen Hao is right, the two fierce beasts are existences that we can never hope to interact with, if we can obtain their corpse and bones, we will have the resources for our future cultivation free and easy!! Our training will greatly improve with them!” Hong Yan was also getting restless, itching to do it.
But, when Su Yun heard them, it was instead ear-piercing.
“You guys are wrong, that manner of thinking, will only get yourselves killed.”
Su Yun said sternly.
Everyone was startled.
Hong Yan looked at him: “Brother Wu Yun, why do you say that?”
Su Yun shook his head, his eyes sweeping around once: “Do you think you guys are the only ones who are thinking to be like the fisherman, sitting and waiting till the end to get the rewards?”
(TN: there is a chinese saying, 鹬蚌相争, 渔翁得利: the sandpiper and clam fight and the fisherman catches both)
Everyone was shocked: “Are there other people around?”
“Humans? No, but there are countless of other strong beings! Countless to the point that you all do not know how powerful they are! For the fierce beasts to be able to survive in this grasslands, do you think they are average beasts? I have come to this Devouring Moon Grasslands a few times before, and have an understanding of it. A majority of the live beasts here are all at the Spirit Soul Realm, and with two lord class fierce beasts fighting, do you think they will miss on this chance? Yes! There are definitely cowardly fierce beasts, so while the strong are fighting, they would all hide and conceal themselves, but there are also ambitious fierce beasts, they all want to obtain the supreme position, longing to devour the big and powerful fierce beasts to make themselves stronger. The commotion caused by these two beasts fighting, I am afraid they will only attract countless of others!! For us not to have met much fierce beasts along this route, it proves my point.”
Hearing that, everyone was at a loss for words.
“Furthermore, there is miasma everywhere, we are unable to hide, and you still want to be the fisherman and wait for them to finish fighting and catch both of them? Not a wise choice. To be able to raze the ground, these tenth stage Spirit Soul Realm beasts are all powerful, we are not yet affected so we should not stay, and quickly leave!”
Su Yun had travelled extensively in his previous life, and understood more things than other people, to wait and snatch the rewards? That was because the fisherman was stronger than the sandpiper and clam, and had the power to watch by the sidelines, but Su Yun and the rest did not. The “Sandpiper and clam” in front of them were too powerful, if they were affected, then they would definitely lose, and furthermore, they were not the only fisherman around.
Hearing Su Yun’s opinion, Wang Zhong Shan and the rest found it logical, and went back into the river, continuing on their journey. Although Shen Hao and the other few were unhappy, but the situation was definitely not good for them to stay. Furthermore, miasma was everywhere, how could they possibly stay?
The two fierce beasts were overturning the heavens, but Su Yun and the group had already passed through.
After a few days, they managed to leave the Devouring Moon Grasslands unscathed.
Just as they left the grasslands, Shen Hao and the rest all pouted.
“Pity! Pity! Such a pity, that was heaven sent, Wu Yun, you actually did not take the chance! That might be the only opportunity for us to rise in the world!!”
Shen Hao sighed.
“Now that we have missed this, who knows whether or not we will chance upon another in the future!!”
Everyone all sighed.
“Hey, brother Wu Yun did not stop you guys, you guys can go if you want to right? On what basis are you all blaming him? You guys are truly incorrigible.” Hong Yan retorted.
“Forget it forget it, let’s not talk about it!” Shen Hao pouted, then left.
Without their Purple Horned Beasts, they could only advance by walking. After leaving the grasslands, they had entered the Northern Continent. It was not their first time, so everyone knew where to walk. Instigating their Profound Spirit Qi, their speed was unleashed to the maximum, and very quickly, they reached the closest town.
Purchasing a few Purple Horned Beast, they continued on their journey to the Wen Xian Region.
The group got closer and closer to the Wen Xian region as days went by, and they were extremely excited.
Ten days later.
“This is river overlooking the borders. After passing through, it will be the Wen Xian Region. After entering the Wen Xian Region, it is only a short distance to the Qin Creek. Everyone, we are about to reach our destination.”
Wang Zhong Shan said excitedly despite his pale look.
Everyone continued with haste.
Just that, everyone were still worried about Wang Zhong Shan’s injuries.
From his excited look, it was as if he did not have the wound in his lower abdomen.
“Young master, you better not participate, how is it more important than your life? There are rumours that say that Mountain River List selection allows killing. If something unfortunate were to happen to you while on stage, how are we going to account to the Wang Family?”
The bodyguards all had bitter faces.
“Account? What would you need to account for? The Wang Family is basically me making the orders, all of you only need to account to me. I am fine, so you don’t need to worry.”
Wang Zhong Shan swallowed some medicine, and said nonchalantly.
Seeing that, everyone could only give up on advising him.
The group continued to move forward.
A few days later, they had arrived at a city by the border of Wen Xian Region.
Inside the city were various groups comprised of powerful cultivators from all over the continent, planning to participate in the Mountain River Sect.
The restaurants, teahouses, and taverns were all filled with people. All of the shops in the Wen Xian region were booming with business, and bursting with life.
Everyone walked on the main road, absorbing the liveliness of the city.
Wang Zhong Shan immediately sent people to set up arrangements at an inn.
After being constantly on the move, travelling day and night, they have arrived at their destination, and was time for a good rest. The group halted and prepared to rest for the day.
Wang Zhong Shan entered the inn and went into his room to recuperate, while the others also went to their own rooms to train and rest.
Su Yun did not tire himself out too much. After sitting in the inn for a while, he left alone and walked on the main street.
There were many competitors, and he needed to have an understanding about the competition.
Since he had decided to fight his way into the Mountain River List, he had to prepare well. Su Yun did not dare be complacent, as even Chi Xiao Luan, the ninth stage Spirit Core cultivator from Bei Xuan Ming’s group had surprised him. Although her cultivation was not high, her treasure was powerful, and was able to allow her to contend against the bandit chief. If Bei Xuan Ming’s group alone was so difficult to handle, then how would the seeded participants be? What kind of situation would that be?
“Although my treasures are strong, but can they provide me with an advantage?”
Su Yun was completely unsure.
Dressed in his black blademaster clothes while wearing his mask, carrying the Death Sword and Immortal Mystical Scarlet Blood Sword on his back, and the sword sheath hanging on his waist, he mingled with the crowd and walked along the main path.
Even before walking a few steps, he heard a burst of noises ahead. Focusing there, he saw two spirit cultivators fighting.
With the large influx of cultivators, there was not much space, naturally leading to unavoidable brawls, as there will always be disputes as long as there were people.
Su Yun glanced at the people on scene, many of them were Spirit Core Realm cultivators, and some were in the first and second stage of the Spirit Soul Realm cultivators.
“Eh? Isn’t that Prince Fu Su??”
Just then, an exclamation sounded out from amidst the crowd.
Everyone started to turn their heads, and all looked over in the direction that was called out.
“What? Prince Fu Su is also participating in the Mountain River Sect? That is disastrous.”
“How can Prince Fu Su not join? Heh, fellow cultivator, why is it disastrous? You think you can go against Prince Fu Su? He is a seeded contestant!”
“He was actually chosen to be a seeded contestant?”
“What do you think! Prince Fu Su is a renown genius from the Southern Continent Jue Lian Region, and was undisputed facing a fifth stage Spirit Soul cultivator. Who knows what cultivation he is at now? With his own hands, rushing to the top 20 isn’t a problem for him!”
Everyone started discussing, sighs heard in successions.
Many spirit cultivators turned towards the young master dressed in luxurious robes, flocking towards him. Everyone passionately waved to him, the eyes of them all filled with reverence and respect.
Su Yun was startled.
“I never expected to meet him here.”
Su Yun thought.
Just as Su Yun was sizing up Fu Su, behind him came a lady with a broken mask, revealing only half of her face, that instantly attracted his eyes.
A strange sense of familiarity surged in his heart.
“Where have I seen this lady before?”
And the mask she is wearing seems to be the one that I wore initially.
Is it a coincidence?
Su Yun started to have misgivings in his mind.