Chapter 124: Dangers Lurks on All Sides
Within the darkness of night, Wei Suo continued advancing towards Sky Valley.
Very quickly, the gap to the border where the five-colored venomous miasma used to reside wasn’t even 150 metres.
A deathly stillness laid ahead, but Wei Suo abruptly halted.
In a nearby thicket, white skulls were piled conspicuously, impaled voluntarily with a wooden tablet.
The words were written boldly in blood on the wooden tablet.
Observing the pile of white skulls and wooden tablet, Wei Suo could only curse silently in his heart. Then, he detoured further towards the south, helplessly seeking for another entrance.
Right when Wei Suo traversed for an incense stick of time, a huge brute in a python themed black robe appeared right where Wei Suo was standing previously…….
This 30 plus year old brute had a sinister and crafty face, and was similarly a Heavenly Circuit stage level 1 cultivator. Moreover, this person was definitely facing the same predicament as Wei Suo, repeatedly detouring around to find a safe passage of entry. However, every entry was sealed by major sects, and elsewhere were plain walls.
Right now as he stared at the pile of skulls and wooden tablet, the brute suddenly turned agitated and indignant as he gloomily snorted. “So what. Don’t talk about the Heaven’s First Sect occupying a region, even a sect like the White Skull Sect even wants to partition this Sky Valley?”
While fuming, the raging looking brute continued to advance further in.
Venturing 180 metres genuinely into Sky Valley, where his vision was already amidst the five-colored venomous miasma district; but in that instance, a white mist surged out around roughly 600 metres around the brute, before condensing into a white bone-blade. The earth-shattering blade then chopped towards the brute……
“White-skull-thousand-blade formation! Perhaps it’s…..” The originally enraged brute suddenly adopted a shocked and inconsolable expression. He quickly cast out a golden lightscreen, before scrambling to activate a half black-iron, half copper shield; before desperately retreating from Sky Valley.
However, covering the skies on all corners, the earth-shattering bone-blade beheaded down; bearing down on the brute, locking down all mobility.
The power of the golden lightscreen rapidly diminished and shattered.
“Boom! Boom! Boom!
The bone-dagger struck against the shield of the brute, releasing oppressive overbearing sounds. His hands flashed out, repeatedly dishing out roots of enormous cyan roots, trying his utmost to resist the pressuring bone-dagger, while he concurrently pleaded for mercy, “This one didn’t realize Elder was here, and offended elder. Junior begs for elder to show magnanimity and spare junior’s life!”
Yet after consecutive pleadings, and the surroundings were filled with the intense chopping of the bone-dagger. Not a single soul bothered with him…….
After a brief moment, the two-sided shields sheltering him utterly shattered, as the bone-dagger annihilated the despairing brute.
Wei Suo had no clue that his choice of detouring, was really him escaping a tremendous calamity.
Meanwhile, Wei Suo had already reached another entrance south of the pile of skulls. This entrance was laden with messy rock fragments.
To any cultivator, no matter what perspective, this was simply not a good place to enter.
Because right ahead of the messy fragments of rocks, at the area where the five-colored venomous miasma normally occupied, was various sized quagmires littered over the ground; of which was a swamp infested with bizarre and swaying vegetation.
While right ahead of Wei Suo, in a region still considered to be a dry flatland, laid the corpse of a giant black rat that seemed to have died eons ago; its fur had already decomposed excessively.
Yet the its 4 glossy like jade claws of the giant black rat was still sleep and fresh, nearly free from dust and mud. From this, it was obvious this giant black rat hadn’t died too far back.
Wei Suo surveyed this scene first, before retreating into the forest. He quickly resurfaced carrying an arm-sized ordinary mountain snake that he just slew. Then, he hurled the mountain snake towards the residing giant black rat.
Between the great black rat and Wei Suo, the mountain snack suddenly emitted bouts of fumes from its body, swiftly decaying. After it landed, it had seemingly morphed into a white skeleton.
“This place is indeed plagued with a decaying aurora. These decaying aurora is said to have been produced by fallen stars, after the ancient almighties clashed; decimating the heavens and obliterating the earth. Actually from observing carefully, one can still notice its boundaries.” The old man’s voice rang in Wei Suo’s ears. “However with your Divine-peach jade in hand, entering from here wouldn’t be a problem.”
Wei Suo nodded. Once mist condensed over the forest, the normally invisible decaying aurora would still reveal slight ripples, which was a phenomenon impossible to grasp.
After retrieving the Divine-peach jade he obtained from the jug-eared shop assistant, Wei Suo cautiously sneaked into Sky Valley.
As expected, once Wei Suo reached within 3 metres, the enveloping decaying aurora completely vanished, allowing Wei Suo to harmlessly slip into the swamp area……
As for that grotesquely decomposed till unrecognizable giant black rat, Wei Suo ignored it totally.
That Bone-devouring rat was merely a mid-tier level 2 demonic beast. With its rottened extent, it was only worth a few spiritual stones.
“There’s a bone-rot lotus here, which can be used to concoct poison pellets. Its value is roughly 30 low grade spiritual stones.”
“Ahead to your left inside that quagmire, there’s a Dark hemp straw, its worth is about 20 low grade spiritual stones.
After genuinely entering the border of Sky Valley, Wei Sup trudged carefully while scanning the surrounding conditions. The old man had already investigated any valuable objects around them.
Wei Suo wasn’t in a hurry. Although these spirit medicines weren’t worth much; even if it wasn’t used to sell, its properties could still be used in the future. Hence, under the old man’s notification, they carefully plucked these spirit medicines; and stored them into that black Treasure-Receiving pocket.
After selling off a Treasure-Receiving pocket, the current Wei Suo still possessed a yellow Treasure-Receiving pocket and another black one.
The yellow Treasure-Receiving pocket kept all of Wei Suos spiritual stones and artifacts he employed at a moment’s notice. The black Treasure-Receiving pocket was used by Wei Suo to store anything he harvested in Sky Valley. When he returned, he would be able to organize them easily.
Sealed for 10 year intervals and brimming with danger whenever it opened, the Sky Valley was indeed worthy of its reputation; the quantity of various spirit medicines far exceeded other places Wei Suo had visited. No wonder several Divine Sea stage level 4 and 5 cultivations dared to risk their lives at Sky Valley to test their luck.
Just by traversing through the swamp, Wei Suo had already harvested 6 spirit medicines that surpassed 170 low grade spiritual stones…….
Right now, his ultimate goal was the Amethyst-fox rose. After passing through this stinky swamp, as Wei Suo headed deeper into Sky Valley, he gradually inched towards the east.
An old man clad in white robes was seated on the peak of a gigantic lofty boulder.
From afar, this noticeably skinny old man seemed to be that surnamed Bai elder from the Moonlight sect.
Spirit Peak City’s Heaven’s First Sect. Seven Star city’s Star-Convening sect. East Victory. Falling Moon City’s Moonlight Sect. They were the biggest sects of power of the nearby cities.
Yet when approaching nearly for a look, one would realize this person wasn’t that Heavenly Circuit stage level 5 Elder Bai of the Moonlight Sect. His robe was actually wholesomely bone white, with white mist circulating around, ushering a tremendously terrifying impression……
His facial features was absolutely sinister; high cheekbones coupled with an aquiline nose, it appeared devoid of meat. His face faintly emanated a layer of black aura, even his eyes were like ghastly wisp leaping. It was evident his cultivation technique was an incredibly abnormal one.
“Sky Valley isn’t Spirit Peak Sity. Just a Heaven’s First sect and you wish to monopolize this region, it is simply impossible.”
After sitting silently for a moment, the sinister aquiline nose old man murmured to himself. Immediately, he abruptly vibrated incessantly and released beads of white magic pearls towards the nearby forest.
Simultaneously, the originally clear forest was suddenly polluted with white dense fog.
After coldly smirking in satisfaction, the sinister old man suddenly bolted into the forest like an old crow. Momentarily, fading away……
“What is with this sudden fog?”
Currently, Wei suo was naturally oblivious.
At present, he was standing in front of a peculiar legume tree while watching two cultivator corpses lying over the messy rocks ahead.
The two cultivator’s death was exceptionally bitter. One had a huge hole impaled through his chest and his cyan robe, as though a skill had decisively disintegrated his chest. While another buff cultivator in scarlet robe, had a huge chunk of flesh carved of his face, with numerous blood holes riddled over his body.
With one look, apart of traces of skill collisions, there were even two fragmented artifact shields that were filled with holes.
Amongst the two shields, a shattered one was a half-spirit class Black-tortoise shield that he had used before. As for the other, it was a bone shield forged from the skeleton of an unidentified demonic.
Their robes apparently displayed clues of being rummaged through. It was as empty as could be, as though all their possessions of spirit stones and what not were plundered completely.
Wei Suo pondered for a moment. As his gaze loitered over the chest of that scarlet robe cultivator, it fluttered abruptly. He hastily produced his white flames radiating Devouring-Spirit shield and retreated speedily into the forest behind.
When his figure rapidly vanished into the forest without a trace, a green robed youth suddenly surfaced from behind a huge boulder.
Observing from this youth’s robe, he shockingly belonged to one of those disciples of Moonlight Sect that had congregated at the mountain valley previously.
These Moonlight sect disciples of Falling Moon ity who followed Elder Bai, clearly did not enter from this region. However, this Moonlight Sect disciple had ventured till here. It seems like while several major sects wished to monopolize a region, several other sects didn’t not harbour such intentions; so much so that their disciples purposefully infiltrated other regions, and clashed with Heaven First’s Sect disciples.
“Can’t believe because of my slight negligence, i allowed that person to run. A pity that Spirit-Devouring shield.” Watching the direction Wei Suo disappeared to, the Moonlight sect disciple haughtily smirked. “After all he is just a Divine Sea stage level 5 disciple; apart from that Spirit-Devouring shield, he probably isn’t worth much.”
After a cold snort, the Moonlight Sect youth pulled out an artifact from the chest of that scarlet robe cultivator. Immediately, he headed east and vanished into the pitch-black forest saturated with white fog.