Chapter 138: Deadly Delay!
“You aren’t really thinking that they would release you after luring out the Scarletwing Flame Devil for them, right?”
“What situation is this already and you’re still beating around the bush.” Wei Suo answered. “Hurry up, what idea do you have?”
The old man replied, “You can only stake everything in with them, delay first before we talk.”
“Delay?” Wei Suo gritted his teeth. “How do we even delay?”
“Just find a place inside to hide.” The green-gowned Old Man replied. “Isn’t the unsealing period of Sky Valley only 3 days. It is almost past the first day, after two days, the five-colored venom miasma will resurface; they will have no choice but to leave. Besides, that restrictive control left by Old freak Mo isn’t a lie. That restrictive control he installed in you should be the ‘Heart Shattering Curse’ of the Ghost Spirit Sect from before. As long as you can advance a few more metres, that restrictive control will lose its effectiveness……”
“Fine!” Wei Suo defiantly nodded. “Then I’ll just delay them.” As he spoke, Wei Suo attempted to put on that Fire Unicorn magic robe. But, that green-gowned Old Man smirked abruptly. “If you use this artifact robe, then don’t think about making it back to Spirit Peak City alive.”
“What do you mean?” Wei Suo replied dejectedly. “Old head, I know your knowledge is profound. But at such a time now, can you cease with your purposeful mysterious antics.”
“How is it purposeful mysterious antics. When I just asked you if you thought they’d let you off previously, didn’t you tell me to cut the crap.” The old man snorted. “I originally already wanted to advise you, that Old Freak Mo obviously wouldn’t leave you a way out……..An Amethyst-fox rose as compared to an uncommon United Void pellet; that is merely like comparing to advancing in a single level of cultivation. Furthermore, they are all Heavenly Circuit Stage level 5 cultivators, and would obviously not hand over such a significant Amethyst-fox rose to you. If I haven’t guessed wrongly, that Fire Unicorn magic robe not only possess a restrictive control that can sense your aura, but also contains Thousand Year Silk. You can check your inner sleeves.”
What!” Wei Suo’s expression sank drastically as he folded the Fire Unicorn magic robe over, and carefully inspected it.
As expected, Wei Suo discovered a faintly indistinct green glow hidden inside the left sleeve. As for the right sleeve, it revealed several white thin silk threads.
Those white silk threads were all secretly woven into the material composition of the Fire Unicorn magic robe. If one didn’t carefully notice, it was simply impossible to identify it……
Wei Suo cautiously plucked those white silk threads out, one by one, without moving any true energy.
A total of 7 threads that combined into a foot long.
Thousand Year Silk. This name sounded pretty alright, but in actuality, it was a ruthless artifact weapon that was forged with the hair of a Thousand year old corpse by the White Skull Sect. Once a cultivator infused true energy in, it would automatically enter the cultivator’s body, and flow along one’s blood veins before piercing into the cultivator’s heart meridian; only to react after an incense duration of time. Furthermore, such a ruthless artifact weapon was extremely enduring. Unless one had the cultivation of Thought Division Stage level 4-5, one’s true energy would be insufficient in attempting to break those Thousand Year silk that had bored into one’s body, and be incapable of discharging them out.
For such a weapon, only the White Skull Sect had knowledge of its forging method; specially utilized to secretly install into the opponent’s artifact, and used to assassinate…….
If not for the Old Man’s warning, once Wei Suo had worn that Fire Unicorn magic robe, he would be plagued by those Thousand Year Silk without knowing. Then, after retrieving the Earthflame Immortal Lotus, he would collapse to his death after a period of time; there was no way of escape.
“No wonder that Old freak Mo was completely clad in vile bony artifacts, so he was an elder of the White Skull Sect!” Wei Suo finally managed to ascertain the identity of Old freak Mo.
In fact, it was also because Wei Suo’s previous cultivation was too low, apart from being ignorant and inexperienced. Old freak Mo was actually one of the most famous elders of the White Skull Sect, and was infamous for his ruthless methods. Moreover, his formation arrangement techniques were exceedingly powerful, and even a Thought Division Stage cultivators would be wary of him.
“You only have two options…..” Wei Suo glanced at those 7 strands of Thousand Year silk with an ugly countenance and stored them. The old man cut straight to the point, and continued, “First, you can use your Seal Cleaving talisman to destroy the restrictive control on the Fire Unicorn magic robe. I reckon the restrictive control of the White Skull Sect should be similar to the Moonlight Sect. That Seal Cleaving talisman encompassess so many sects, it very likely includes that restrictive control of the White Skull Sect as well. However, by cleaving away the seal, I’m afraid it would be realized by that Old freak Mo. Moreover, while doing so, there is a chance of triggering the senses of the Scarletwing Flame Devil; this plan only has a 50% confidence. The second option is to directly fling the Fire Unicorn magic robe into the Earthflame Magma pool. Besides, that old granny had gifted you with a Fireflow magic pearl. You can activate the fire spirit energy within, and complement it with your ‘Secret Concealment Art’. There should be a 70-80% chance of escaping the notice of that Scarletwing Flame Devil. That Old freak Mo will probably think you had failed and perished inside……. I’m guessing those old foxes had planned this 10 years ago, and wouldn’t give up so easily. If they believe you had perished inside, who knows, they may enter themselves and attempt to lure that Scarletwing Flame Devil. When that time comes, if both sides inflict grievous wounds on each other, you will have an opportunity to preserve your measly life. Anyway, to keep this true spirit class Fire Unicorn magic robe, or to take the risk, it is up to you.”
Wei Suo’s heart was experiencing immense heartache.
This was a true offensive-type spirit class artifact robe. One was akin to two spirit class artifacts.
If it wasn’t in Wei Suo’s possession, then forget about it; but now that it had fallen into his hands, to ask him to throw it away, it was indeed something heart wrenching to do.
Still, after whimpering depressedly, Wei Suo still produced out that Fireflow magic pearl from Granny Jin. After examining it closely, and determining this pearl wasn’t infused with any despicable methods, he then clutched the fireflow magic pearl in his hand……
As a stream of true energy entered, the scarlet red Fireflow magic pearl emanated loops of fiery red glow brimming with rich fire spirit aura, which wrapped around Wei Suo.
Wei Suo could then feel a cooling air flush through his body, as the temperature plunged significantly; as though the abundance of scorching heat around had been completely blocked off.
Consecutively, Wei Suo didn’t delay in wearing his Concealment robe, before he nervously advanced forward.
Approximately 6 metres further in, Wei Suo suddenly halted as he heavily breathed in a cold air……
The cavern before him was like a massive palace hall that was as broad as a few hundred metres. The major portion of it was scattered with black granite that discharged scalding fumes. Right at the end, was an Earthflame Magma pool that was roughly 40 metres.
Fist-sized red bubbles frothed incessantly within, issuing gurgling explosions and black puffs of fumes. Even the cave ceiling was scorching red, with melted rock dripping down; before condensing into stalactite and various oddly shaped structures.
Inside the Magma pool were several pieces of jarred out fiery-red rocks. Resting right on top of one of those rock that could be used as a barbecuing charcoal, was a big brother that caused Wei Suo’s heart to palpitate in fear – the Scarletwing Flame Devil.
“Tsk tsk! Indeed a level 6 demonic beast cannot be compared to a low level demonic beast….” as though it was the first time seeing such a demonic beast, the Old Man gasped in amazement into Wei Suo’s ears.
Only, this Scarletwing Flame Devil didn’t have a large exterior. It was like a scalded skin dog, with its head and limbs appearing analogous to wolves or dogs.
However, its entire body was seemingly covered in blazing rocks, riddled with excessive cracks. Even cracks were brimming with red glows, with fiery radiance dispersing out. It was as though its internal was filled with magma. Twin goat-like giant curved horns grew from its head, appearing exceedingly malevolent.
Apart from that, observing from faraway, this Scarletwing Flame Devil not only didn’t have eyes nor ears, but an absence of nose as well. It merely had a large mouth, that would occasionally spray out clumps of black fiery rays.
As for the fire spirit energy on its back, it naturally coagulated into two long and fluorescent flame wings, bolstering the viciousness of it…..
Still, Wei Suo released a sigh of relief. This level 6 demonic beast that appeared stunning savage, looked as though it failed to discover Wei Suo’s infiltration. Only its tail repeatedly twitched as it lazily laid on the ground without moving.
Wei Suo surveyed his four surroundings.
Instantly, Wei Suo noticed that right before where the Scarletwing Flame Devil was at, within the Magma pool, was a blooming lotus. It was like ruby and was the size of a bowl, as it float along the momentum of the magma; discharging out a shocking amount of fire spirit energy.
“No wonder those old freaks schemed for so long. So this Earthflame Immortal Lotus had already bloomed to the 6th grade.” The green-gowned Old Man suddenly added his opinion.
“What do you mean the 6th grade?”
This Earthflame Immortal Lotus is different from the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus. The Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus blooms with 7 lotus petals, and its lustre will only grow deeper as it age. This Earthflame Immortal Lotus differs, and started only with 3 lotus petals, hailed as the 3rd grade. With every 2 centuries, a new petal will sprout. Right now, this Earthflame Immortal Lotus has 6 lotus petals, and known as the 6th grade. It is at least over 6-700 years old. For a 6th grade Earthflame Immortal Lotus, each of its lotus petal is able to allow the cultivator to form a Fire Spirit Root.”
Wei Suo nodded as he glanced around his surroundings. He noticed on the left side of the mountain wall, laid human remains dressed in Black-iron long robes; peacefully laying on the ground.
It was unclear what material was used to forge a black-iron robe. Under the searing heat of the flames, those human remains were already covered in charred black; utterly petrified. Nevertheless, the black-iron robe still glittered brilliantly, untainted by even a speck of dust; it was as though a peculiar spirit energy was preventing dust and ash from gathering over it. One look, one could tell it was no ordinary object.
The waist area of the human remains was slightly bulging, and radiated with a faint glow; as though the Treasure Receiving Pocket was there.
Wei Suo grumbled indiscernibly, but decided not to investigate. Instead, he surveyed around in search for a place to hide himself.
After a brief while, Wei Suo inched towards Scarletwing Flame Devil slowly with soft jelly legs. After reaching the bank of the Magma pool, he quietly loosened his grip on the Fire Unicorn magic robe, allowing it to fall into the magma. Then, he glanced at the clueless Scarletwing Flame Devil before slowly detouring behind it, and hiding behind two oddly shaped large stone structures.
Equivalent to two spirit class artifacts, the Fire Unicorn magic robe bobbled up and down inside the magma briefly before gradually sinking downwards; utterly vanishing.