translated by Berrrybunz
Wandering Paleo Beasts
A huge statue stood tall in the middle of the wide open plaza.
Countless people crouched down in front of it with their heads lowered devoutly, a man right in front of the statue with his back facing the people bowed respectfully. No one dared to be wilful, no one dared to make a racket, even to the point that they were cautiously breathing.
An old man supporting himself with a cane walked over. When he reached the front, he immediately knelt down on his knees, leaned down with his hands and head and kowtowed.
“What’s the matter?”
The man in front of him asked without turning his head.
“Reporting to the Lord, Su Yun and Qing’er appeared at Qin Creek, and when the Spirit Demon Emperor suddenly brought people to infiltrate Qin Creek, Su Yun was the one who took action and defeated the Spirit Demon Emperor!” The old man said respectfully.
“This Lord already knew of this matter.”
The man then said indifferently: “I never expected Su Yun to actually have the power to go against the Spirit Demon Emperor, it seems like he had been through a lot and had fortuitous encounters.”
“This time, Su Yun had even killed Lei Tian Dong, Li Mu Qing and crippled Sun Zhi Miao. All of them are our sects elites, especially Li Mu Qing. Li Mu Qing is able to be the top 15 amongst the generation, but he was actually brutally killed in the Mountain River List Competition.”
“A loss is a loss, since we lost, we are the incapable ones. In this Lord’s eyes, the three of them are already useless trash, and are not able to do anything! Death was their destiny.”
The man cut the old man’s words.
Hearing that, the old man immediately kept quiet.
“Now, do you know where Su Yun is?”
“After defeating the Spirit Demon Emperor, Su Yun immediately left Qin Creek and no one knew which direction he was heading, but this subordinate had already sent our experts to chase and investigate.” The old man said.
“The time draws near, our plan is getting closer and closer. Time is of the essence, and all these time you are not able to find a person able to replace Su Qing’er, after so long, you guys are unable to catch her, how disappointed do you want me to be?”
The man revealed a trace of anger in his tone: “I do not care what methods you use, you must quickly grab hold of that Su Qing’er, if you are unable to, come and find me!”
“Yes, my lord!”
“Other than that, give the Su Family a last diplomatic note! If by the date of the plan no one has found Su Qing’er, then, the Su Family has no reason to live!”
The old man respectfully cupped his fist, then arched his back and carefully left the plaza.
A gentle wind blew across the plaza, and a strange Qi gradually pervaded outwards.
Inside the Black Prison Forest.
Su Yun frowned, and looked around at his surroundings.
The surrounding forest was extremely quiet, and because the trees were so densely clustered, it prevented light from passing through, but since they were all of the Spirit Soul Realm, their vision power was not low and were not affected. However, it was clearly a bright day, so why would white mist suddenly appear in the forest?
“Is this mist poisonous?”
Suddenly, Zhang Hu’s coarse voice shouted out in panic.
Li Fu Zai and Li Jie immediately tensed up and used Profound Spirit Qi to isolate their bodies.
“Don’t worry, this mist is not poisonous.” Su Yun said.
He had medical knowledge, and could not feel any composition of poison in the mist, and spoke out.
“Tch! You think the mist has no poison because you said so? Do you think you are a Spirit Doctor?” Zhang Hu said with spite.
Su Yun was too lazy to bother with him.
But Qing’er who was at the side was unhappy and replied coldly: “Must you be a Spirit Doctor to judge whether or not the mist has poison? Then are you a Spirit Doctor? Who gives you the right to decide if it is poisonous or not?”
“This… ” Zhang Hu was dumbfounded, he did not know what to reply, and he was perplexed. Qing’er’s cultivation was higher than his, so he could not afford to offend her, so he kept his mouth shut.
Just then, strange sounds came out from around them.
Everyone tensed up, and immediately looked towards the origin of the sound, but the mist around them was getting denser and denser, severely affecting their vision, so they could not see clearly.
Just then, a heart wrenching scream burst out from the mist. The hair on everyone’s back stood immediately, and perspired in cold sweat!
What was that?
“Ignore the sound! Everyone gather together! Do not separate, and keep walking forward, we will get through this dense mist !” De Zhen immediately said.
Everyone complied and immediately huddled together.
Black Prison Forest was extremely huge, and was famed for being a ferocious land, no one knew what weird monsters they would meet, so staying close together was the right thing to do.
But just at that moment, hurried steps sounded out from inside the mist, following that, a group of three rushed towards them and fell in front of them.
“Save us, masters, please save us!”
One of the men pleaded weakly, he extended his bloodied arm and grabbed onto Zhang Hu’s clothes, his expression was filled with pain and despair.
Zhang Hu pulled his clothes back, and asked loudly.
The man turned his body and pointed into the mist.
Inside the mist, many figures appeared, they were all figures of fierce beasts.
“Everyone be careful, there are fierce beasts!”
Liu Jie shouted.
“So you guys met a bunch of beasts huh!” Zhang Hu realised, he took a look at the three of them, and shook his head: “Just a bunch of first and second stage Spirit Soul cultivators, I say, you guys are truly brave, to dare come into this place with your cultivation!”
With that, Zhang Hu did not falter and immediately made his move. He rushed towards the beasts that were closeby.
“Zhang Hu, come back!” De Zhen shouted anxiously.
“Master De Zhen, don’t worry, they are just in the second or third stage of the Spirit Soul Realm, it’s not enough against me, a fifth stage! Let me warm up a bit!”
Zhang Hu laughed out loud, and brandished a large axe, dancing in berserk with the axe edge slicing through recklessly everywhere, in a moment, all the beasts were killed by Zhang Hu.
Zhang Hu truly was strong.
Seeing that, the three people immediately heaved a sigh of relief.
The three of them stood up, and bowed respectfully at all of them, then the man spoke out gratefully: “Thank you benefactors, this lowly one is extremely grateful.”
“Black Prison Forest is a famed fierce land, although you guys are at the first and second stage of the Spirit Soul Realm, it is still extremely difficult to survive in this place, leave quickly.” De Zhen spoke out, his eyes still glancing towards the corpses.
“Yes, yes, we are able to leave.”
The man immediately answered, and then took out a box from his robes, and handed it towards De Zhen: “This is just a small gift from this lowly one, I hope master would accept it!”
“What is this?” De Zhen frowned as he looked at the box, but did not accept it.
“Oh, this is a treasure that we chanced upon inside Black Prison Forest, for saving my life, I am unable to repay you all, but only have this small gift, please accept it.”
Li Fu Zai and Liu Jie’s eyes lit up, Cong Hong Chang did not say a word, but De Zhen maintained a cautious attitude throughout, he shook his head and replied: “It’s fine, you guys have experienced such hardships to get this thing, how can you give it to us? Saving fellow cultivators is the right thing to do, you guys just keep it. Alright, please be careful and leave from this point!”
But, before De Zhen had finished, Zhang Hu who was at the side extended his large hands out and took the box.
“Are you a fool, are you blind? They did not even do anything! Only this Old Master, me, saved you guys ok? You should be giving your gift to me! Not them! Damn it, don’t you know how to be grateful?”
Zhang Hu scolded the three of them, and then he stared at De Zhen, and started to open the box.
“Zhang Hu, what are you doing? Don’t open that box!” De Zhen shouted anxiously.
Zhang Hu scoffed: “They are willing to give it to us, why will you not accept it?”
Finished, he ignored De Zhen and opened the box, wanting to see what was inside.
But the moment the box was opened and activated, ‘Bang!’, the box exploded. Many ferocious and terrifying black vines shot out and started to strike murderously around them.
Zhang Hu was not in time to defend himself and was instantly pierced by the black vine. The black vine released poison into his body, and his eyes immediately turned black and he fainted, falling straight into the ground.
Li Fu Zai and Liu Jie who was near Zhang Hu suffered too, they were pricked a few times, and sustained different degrees of injuries.
Su Yun and Qing’er were always standing by the side, and when the box exploded, Qing’er immediately sensed something, and was the first to activate her Profound Spirit Qi to block. De Zhen was not injured at all, as though right from the start he was extremely cautious of the box, or maybe the person who gave it to them!
“Hahahahaha! Is there truly such stupid people? To be fooled with such a simple trick! It truly is laughable, hahahaha!”
The weird voice came out from the man’s voice, and the three of them immediately started to warp, and transformed into three purple beings, with a single horn on their heads, and vines twisting all over their bodies, seemingly resembling Spirit Demons.
However, De Zhen recognized what they were.
“Wandering Paleo Beasts?” De Zhen exclaimed.
“Oh, I never thought there would be humans that could recognize us, but no matter, all of you are going to die today, and will become our food!”
The wandering paleo beast extended its extremely sharp tongue and licked its lips, laughing sinisterly.
“I never expected us to meet the Wandering Paleo Beasts, proficient in illusion techniques and can easily take advantage of their prey’s state of mind!” Su Yun was surprised, he had read about such beasts in ancient records before, but had never met one.
“However, you guys are truly too naive, you think with the three of you, you can win against us? You are all just second stage Spirit Soul Realm trash! Even if this Lord was ambushed by you, I can easily take care of all of you!”
Li Fu Zai clenched his teeth and roared in anger.
“With the three of us, we are definitely unable to handle you guys, but you’re mistaken. Firstly, we are not third stage Spirit Soul Realm beings, and, there’s not only the three of us!”
With that said, the three Wandering Paleo Beasts that were chasing after the three ‘human’s previously who were slashed down by Zhang Hu all started to stand up. Their bodies started to distort, and in a moment, the wounds and injuries on their bodies all disappeared, and they all became even stronger Wandering Paleo Beasts!
A total of 13 of them!
Su Yun secretly used the Heavenly Scale Divine Eyes to look. It was just one look, and he was immediately stunned.
“They are all the fifth stage of the Spirit Soul Realm! One of them is actually in the seventh stage of the Spirit Soul Realm!!”
“We are in trouble now!”
Liu Jie laughed bitterly.