Chapter 11 – Scarlet Beetle Brothers
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Fumma, Ch40s
“Haha, I’ve struck gold.”
Before Wei Suo could take a look at the first unlucky Fire Scorpion, two more Fire Scorpions animatedly rushed over.
“Don’t run! I’m talking to you!” Wei Suo once again overturned another Fire Scorpion with two Cyan Water Blades. After that, he laughed wildly and began to run toward the other Fire Scorpion. The other Fire Scorpion did not actually take note of Wei Suo and only continued to rapidly crawl toward the open fire. Once again, this Fire Scorpion was killed by Wei Suo with two Cyan Water Blades.
Wei Suo’s tyrannical laughter echoed throughout the whole ravine. From time to time, more and more Fire Scorpions would come out from the surrounding forest and rubbles. In merely the time it takes to make several cups of tea, Wei Suo had already killed over ten Fire Scorpions.
The Purple Mystic True Technique that the green gowned old man looked down upon was indeed nothing good. With Wei Suo’s current cultivation of level two Divine Sea Stage, after he cast over twenty Cyan Water Blades in succession, the amount of True Elemental Energy Wei Suo had in his body had almost ran out too. Thus, Wei Suo raised his head and gulped down a bottle of Energy Recovery Medicine.
After gulping down a bottle of Energy Recovery Medicine, Wei Suo continued to gleefully kill the Fire Scorpions that would come out from his surrounding from time to time. He still had another bottle of Energy Recovery Medicine on him. With that, it would allow him to kill at least thirty plus Fire Scorpions. When he saw that the burning Tigermark Grasses and Yellow Hair Mushrooms seemed to give the Fire Scorpions a fatal attraction, Wei Suo immediately made his calculations. When he killed thirty plus Fire Scorpions and consumed nearly all of his True Elemental Energy, he would completely extinguish the bonfire. After that, he would go and put the same bonfire at another place. After all, with the intelligence of a low level demonic beast like the Fire Scorpions, they would not go and retrieve the carcasses of the Fire Scorpions that he had killed. At that time, he merely needed to come back and retrieve the thirty plus Fire Scorpion carcasses.
The more Wei Suo killed, the easier it became for him. While he was killing the Fire Scorpions that were appearing, he would even do all kinds of poses. Soon, the disorderly Fire Scorpion carcasses that covered the surroundings had numbered more than twenty.
Wei Suo confidently gulped down the second bottle of Energy Recovery Medicine. Then, without even looking, he cast two Cyan Water Blades toward a newly emerged Fire Scorpion. However, this time around, the Fire Scorpion that appeared did not fall to the ground.
“What’s with this?” A bit dazed, Wei Suo turned his head around. He saw that this time around, although the thing that crawled out from the underbrush was also fiery red, it was not a Fire Scorpion at all. Instead, it was a round headed beetle covered with rock-like pimples. The size of this beetle was more than twice that of a Fire Scorpion. Wei Suo’s two Cyan Water Blades that slashed its head had only created two cuts.
At this moment, its two small, circular black eyes were looking at Wei Suo. It appeared as if it was in extreme anger and was about to give a grave consequence.
“Please don’t! This is all a misunderstanding!”
After Wei Suo was startled for a moment, he immediately scowled miserably and shouted. The reason why he was acting like this was because he knew very well of the thing that he slashed twice. This sort of beetle that appeared like a red stone was called the Scarlet Beetle. They were classified as low rank level two demonic beasts. Compared to the Rock Tailed Wall Scorpion, they were a bit a weaker. Originally, if it was to fight Wei Suo alone, then the only result would be it being killed by Wei Suo.
However, this sort of demonic beast would never fight someone alone and would always fight others with a group. Sure enough, right after Wei Suo scowled miserably and said that it was a misunderstanding, this Scarlet Beetle that had ran over because it didn’t understand why there were so many Fire Scorpions running toward this location and was instead slashed by two of Wei Suo’s Cyan Water Blades, started to give off a buzzing noise.
“Are you kidding?!” Right away, the sound of rapid crawling was immediately heard from the surrounding mine caves. In an instant, there were twenty to thirty Scarlet Beetle rushing toward here from all directions like devils and monsters. They have surrounded Wei Suo. “Do not step on my Spiritual Stones!” What caused Wei Suo to want to cry the most was that two of the Scarlet Beetles had stepped on a Fire Scorpion carcasses as they crawled toward him. They directly crushed this Fire Scorpion into a flat, red cookie. It would appear that the Fire Scorpion’s blood in that Fire Scorpion was also useless now.
Following the appearance of the twenty to thirty Scarlet Beetles, an enormous Scarlet Beetle that was many times bigger than ordinary Scarlet Beetles and had a body like that of an old ox charged out from a mine cave. Who knows how long this Scarlet Beetle had lived. Its rock-like carapace was so thick that it would cause one’s hair to stand up. “Boss, I truly did not do that on purpose! Please don’t step on those Fire Scorpions!” Once he saw the emergence of that Scarlet Beetle, Wei Suo did not even dare to tidy up the remaining Tigermark Grasses and Yellow Hair Mushrooms on the floor. Instead, he directly shouted strangely. He first activated a Fireball Talisman and exploded away the two Scarlet Beetles that blocked his path in the back. After that, without any hesitation, he activated the Windflee Talisman. A layer of astral wind covered his body. Like a wisp of smoke, he ran out of the copper mine.
At the moment when he turned his head around and ran, Wei Suo saw that the old ox-like Scarlet Beetle seemed to have a small, peculiar section of black light on its back. It appeared like a half exposed little black arrow.
The eight short little legs of the Scarlet Beetles would likely allow them to run as fast as Wei Suo’s ordinary speed. However, the current Wei Suo had used a Windflee Talisman that allowed his speed to be nearly doubled. Thus, these Scarlet Beetles would be much slower than Wei Suo.
However, these Scarlet Beetles continued to stubbornly chase toward Wei Suo. Wei Suo ran for over ten miles before he finally manage to escape from the Scarlet Beetles.
Wei Suo had estimated that at the end, there were over a hundred Scarlet Beetles chasing after him. That was because when this large group of Scarlet Beetles chased after him from behind, even the ground started to shake. Before this, the surrounding of the copper mine had always been extremely peaceful and quiet. Never would he imagine that in the mine caves were the Scarlet Beetles. Based on the attitude of these Scarlet Beetles chasing after him like a swarm of bees, the non-connected mine caves were likely all dug through and connected by these Scarlet Beetles with their eight sawblade-like short legs.
Unable to catch up to Wei Suo, this large group of Scarlet Beetles began to create a furious disturbance in the copper mine for a long time. The copper mine only grew quiet after more than two hours of time had passed.
“My Fire Scorpions! My Spiritual Stones!”
While he was waiting outside of the copper mine, Wei Suo thought of the scene where the two Scarlet Beetles stepped on and crushed the carcass of a Fire Scorpion and felt like crying. He thought of how this large swarm of Scarlet Beetles had created a disturbance at the copper mine for over two hours and how those Fire Scorpions might be completely crushed to powder. Thus, he did not even manage to make back the capital he invested into this journey.
After the copper mine grew quiet, Wei Suo waited a long time before stealthily returning to the copper mine.
“How could this be?”
Originally, Wei Suo would already be thanking the heavens if that large group of Scarlet Beetles would leave behind a couple Fire Scorpion carcasses intact for him. However, when he approached the location where the Fire Scorpion carcasses were, Wei Suo’s eyes were immediately opened wide.
The bonfire that he had made at the beginning had practically died out. Only some black rising smoke remained. In the surrounding of the bonfire, there were indeed a lot of Fire Scorpion carcasses that were crushed by the Scarlet Beetles. However, there were even more intact Fire Scorpion carcasses that only had their heads crushed flat!
The Fire Scorpions that were crushed to a spectacle too horrible to endure numbered about twenty. However, as for intact Fire Scorpion carcasses, they numbered at least eighty!
“Scarlet Beetle Brothers! I would never imagine that you all would be requiting evil with good, bestowing me with kindness!”
“I have truly struck gold this time!”
After being stunned for a long time, Wei Suo who finally managed to react, had eyes brimming with tears of excitement. It was likely that after he ran away, the bonfire that he had created continued to burn. Thus, an unending stream of Fire Scorpions continued to rush over. As for the Scarlet Beetles that were unable to catch up to him, they have let off their anger on those Fire Scorpions.
It turned out that the earlier two plus hours, these Scarlet Beetles were not just groundlessly running wild in the ravine. Instead, they were ganging up and beating those Fire Scorpions!
In the next hour, Wei Suo had shining eyes the entire time. That was because he had the experience of cutting apart five Fire Scorpions, Wei Suo cut apart the carapace of the Fire Scorpion carcasses one by one effortlessly, took out the useful bones within them and placed them into a leather sack that he had prepared.
While doing that, Wei Suo was also carefully counting the amount. In the hour, Wei Suo managed to obtain a total of a hundred and six useful Fire Scorpion bones. When he reached the final bone, the leather sack was extremely full and bulging, almost unable to contain another one.
Originally, the Fire Scorpion’s tails were also of some value. However, when Wei Suo saw that his leather sack was filled with Fire Scorpion bones, he chivalrously waved his hand at the Fire Scorpion carcasses that covered the area. “Well then, seeing how miserable the state that you all have died in, you can have your tails.”