Chapter 144: Dealing even if it means death
Presently, Wei Suo was feeling both nervous and excited, nearly the same feeling as viewing the jade body of that gorgeous female cultivator back in the Land of Extreme Chilling Yin.
He didn’t even spare the loose items of that White Skull Sect disciple that was compressed underneath the rocks. As he listened to the crescendoing clashes outside, Wei Suo carefully sneaked out.
“Nothing will happen! Nothing should happen! They are still in the heat of battle. The entire stalk of Earthflame Immortal Lotus will be in your hands! Even the Demonic Dan-pellet of the Scarletwing Flame Devil, and its tender body. Careful now, don’t let them discover you. Once you can sneak away, you’ll be rich!” The nervous howls of the green-gowned Old Man rung in Wei Suo’s ears.
“Never would I have expected, after all these desperate struggle, a little doll triumphed in the end.” Yet at this moment, a ghostly sound abruptly called out.
“Ahhhh ghost!” Wei Suo immediately broke into cold sweat as he yelped. It was actually Granny Jin, whose forehead and chest had an empty hole…….
“Oh don’t be afraid, I trained in a secret fate-continual art. After my flesh and qi is severed, I will still be able to persist without dying for a while.” Granny Jin wasn’t moving, yet she continuously streamed out a hair-raising ghostly voice. “You actually possess such a trick up your sleeve, deceiving us all. Old freak Feng and I fought and schemed against each other, in the end, we were destined to perish here. In turn, you reaped an immense fortune. However, what do you think If I were to scream aloud, until everyone outside can hear me; do you think they would rush here immediately?”
“Granny, you wouldn’t possibly do that right?” The teary face Wei Suo pleaded. “Didn’t you previously mention your admiration for me, and your desire to accept me as disciple. Now that you’re on the verge of death, are you going to drag me down with you?”
“Obviously I don’t wish to do that, I would rather you earn than them.” Granny Jin sighed as she replied. “In spite of that, if you don’t accept this deal with me, I can only drag you down to be buried with me.”
“Ah, what deal, we can discuss about this…..” You’re about to die, why the long-winder chatter granny. Wei Suo so desperately wanted to drill another artifact into her. Nonetheless, she was a already a ‘corpse’, how would he be able to silence her?
“Honestly speaking, I am not an ordinary loose cultivator. My Jin clan is rather reputable back in Perching Phoenix City. The reason I require the Demonic Dan-pellet of the Scarletwing Flame Devil, is to save my granddaughter. My granddaughter is called Jin Qiao’er. She is exceptionally intelligent, but is plagued with a dead meridian since birth. Without the Demonic Dan-pellet of the Scarletwing Flame Devil, my granddaughter will die from her drying blood essence. Only this Demonic Dan-pellet can treat her.” Granny Jin smiled bleakly. “As long as you swear to rescue my granddaughter, I will compensate you with 200,000 low grade spiritual stones.”
“200,000 low grade spiritual stones?” Wei Suo couldn’t help becoming moved. This was truly a generous sum.
Moreover, the current situation was impossible for him to reject her. Hence, he immediately nodded. “Alright, I’ll promise you, but how do you want me to take an oath?”
“I want you to swear this oath immediately. As long as you agree, but fail to rescue my granddaughter, Jin Qiao’er, you will eternally fail to breakthrough to the Thought Division Stage. Furthermore, every single lady you become fond of or treasure, will meet with mishaps and die before your eyes…….”
“No way?” Wei Suo’s heart shivered. “These are my affairs, what has it got to do with ladies I like.”
“Sometimes, a death oath is extremely effective. Long ago, I swore this exact death oath but broke my promise. In the end, I truly failed to breakthrough to the Thought Division Stage in my entire life, and even the males I fancied didn’t meet with a peaceful end.” Granny Jin continued. “If you are earnest about agreeing, then hurry up and swear this death oath. The longer you drag, even if I don’t scream out, they will still return after determining the victor.”
“Fine!” The teary faced Wei Suo straightened his heart as he swore. “If I violate my promise today, I will eternally fail to breakthrough to the Thought Division Stage and all the girls I treasure or am found of will meet with mishaps; dying before my eyes.”
“Good. My granddaughter will naturally recognize I sent you once you mention the words ‘Mei Ling’ and hand over 200,000 low grade spiritual stones as compensation…….” While speaking, a regiment of white mist flushed out from the cave. Having ensured her dying request, Granny Jin was now truly dead.
Wei Suo wiped off his sweat, as he immediately drilled out of the tiny cave hole without glancing back.
The same pervading white fog filled with atmosphere outside, with tattered white banister artifacts scattered around the cave entrance. Roughly 600 plus metres away, flashes of light beams illuminated the fog; alongside the clamorous rumbling of explosions. The faint crazed laughters of the arrogant Reverend Leixin could also be heard.
Meanwhile, the incomparably overjoyed Wei Suo had sneakily slipped away towards the opposite side. Within a brief instance, he vanished into the fields of this mountain valley.
While Wei Suo sneakily crept away from the mountain valley, He Cuode was squaring off with his enemy. A 3 vs 1 situation, yet he was seemingly on the verge of defeat.
After a sudden strike by Reverend Leixin who hid by the entrance previously, one of Dayu Kwangsheng’s hands had already been damaged severely; inconveniencing him when casting skills. Presently, he was utilizing He Cuode’s weak water pearl to compliment with Sheng Xuan’s golden paper artifact; but could barely withstand the onslaught of Reverend Leixin’s mid-grade spirit class golden pike…….
Concurrently, He Cuode’s activated artifacts and skill technique similarly could not break past the defence of that mid-grade spirit class golden armour. On the contrary, he was being beaten down depressedly by Reverend Leixin’s thunder element arts and his Heaven’s Quake.
“Obediently hand the spoil over. Let me see, an Earthflame Magma pool plus the desperate state you are in right now; if it isn’t the Earthflame Immortal Lotus, then it should be a Ninehead Scarletchief Crow, or the Fire Poria. Looking at the destruction inside, you should’ve gained at least a level 6 demonic beast as well?” Reverend Leixin laughed wildly. Though he hadn’t witnessed anything, he could still guess the situation clearly.
Viewing the impossibility of winning against Reverend Leixin, Dayu Kwangsheng gritted his teeth and cast a glance towards Sheng Xuan. Sheng Xuan then immediately activated a white cloud patterned jade talisman.
“Kacha!” A faint flicker emanated out from jade talisman that, before it disintegrated into powder…..
Watching that scene and having his true energy nearly depleted, a sullen He Cuode flicked his hands as he shot out a beam of silver flames.
That silver flame shot up to an altitude of 400 plus metres before it bloomed into the shape of the Big Dipper constellation, where its tail signalled towards the current position of He Cuode. That silver glow remained in the sky without dispersing away.
Consecutively witnessing Sheng Xuan and He Cuode resorting to such a conduct, Reverend Leixin immediately cursed out, as he fumed. “What, finding assistance now that you can’t win? What an embarrassment. Useless trash of the Star Convening Sect and Heaven’s First Sect. Do you think I’m incapable of finding reinforcements as well?” As he bellowed furiously, he unleashed a deafening shout; one that reached even Wei Suo, and caused him to break out in deathly cold sweat. “ANYONE AROUND? SURVIVORS OF THE THUNDER-HEAVEN SECT? THREE USELESS TRASH CAN’T DEFEAT ME BUT RESORT TO CALLING FOR REINFORCEMENTS TO GANG UP ON THIS DADDY. HURRY UP AND AID ME!”
This fellow actually didn’t possess a transmission artifact on hand, and merely relied on the boost of his true energy to bellow out; resembling the booming of thunder. Anyone within a radius of ten li were able to hear him…….
After a brief while, his bellow was truly effective; more efficient than even the Heaven’s First Sect’s and Star Convening Sect’s. Two streaks of gold came beaming in from the west sky. Indeed, they were the signature flying artifact of the Thunder Heaven Sect – the Thunder-Heaven War Chariot.
Nevertheless, before He Cuode and his gang’s expression sank, several few beams came shooting in from different directions.
“Who dares to harm my Heaven’s First Sect disciple, I will dice him into 7 pieces!”
An exceedingly fiery voice boomed out, as a yellow-violet gown elder with a face filled with killing intent came descending from the sky like an asteroid; carrying a shocking amount of pressure.
“Ge Laozi, Redbrow Oldie!” Reverend Leixin got a huge fright as he identified the two elders. He immediately retracted himself and withdrew behind.
The first elder to arrive was the enforcement elder of the Heaven’s First Sect, Redbrow Yan. His killing intent was immensely heavy, a valiant character with a Thought Division Stage level 3 cultivation……
Instead, Reverend Leixin immediately perked his chest up and snorted.
Because of the two Thunder Heaven Sect individuals that had rushed over, one of them was his Uncle-master Jiang Daoyuan. His prowess were in fact, above that of Heaven First’s Sect’s Redbrow Yan.
“He Cuode, what’s going on?”
A silverlight poured down like a waterfall. A Thought Division Stage level 2 elder of the Star Convening Sect had similarly arrived.
“What’s going on, what’s going on?”
“Is your Thunder Heaven Sect trying to start a war with us?”
“Old ghost, what are you looking at. Do you think I’m scared of you, come then. I alone can take on the both of you.”
After a brief while, more and more individuals of the three sects came rushing in, turning the entire field into an upheaval. However, nobody attempted to start the fight.
“Old freak Mo, Old freak Ming!”
Following a gust of white energy, a slightly shiver overcame the few Thought Division Stage cultivators. Yet another two cultivators appeared before the crowd…….
One of them was wearing a white bone robe, and had a pale complexion; appearing as if he sustained heavy wounds. Indeed, it was Old freak Mo who had fled earlier on. The other was a fifty plus years old individual who wore a green robe. His face was shrivelled up, and donning a demonic impression onto others; even his hair was dyed with a dim green shade.
For those present that wasn’t aware of this cultivator’s identity, after hearing whispers within the crowd, their hearts would shiver; realizing that this was the elder with the highest cultivation in the White Skull Sect, Ming Qingmei of the Thought Division Stage level 4.
“Old freak Feng?” Upon joining the crowd, he gloomily surveyed the crowd and issued this inquiry.
While speaking, his gaze was locked onto He Cuode. Instead, He Cuode smirked, and didn’t reply.
“Why’re you smirking for. Based on the fact you attempted to kill our White Skull Sect elder, I will definitely find a way to repay this debt in the future. Unless you stay couped within your Star Convening Sect.” Drenched in ghastly green, Ming Qingmei swept an icy glare at He Cuode……
He Cuode instantly shivered reflexively. Instead, a silver robed elder of the Star Convening Sect behind raged out. “Ming Qingmei, others are afraid of you but I am not. You dare to make such a proclamation before us, do you truly think your White Skull Sect can compare to our Star Convening Sect?”
“Reverend Leixin, Mei Daoyuan. Let’s say we join forces to massacre them, before we divide that six grade Earthflame Immortal Lotus and Scarletwing Flame Devil?” Ming Qingmei utterly ignored that elder, but turned his attention to Reverend Leixin and Mei Daoyuan; who was wearing a golden lightning patterned robe, and appeared roughly forty.
“Ming Qingmei, our Heaven’s First Sect will definitely find you to settle this debt just based on the words you just issued.” The strongest cultivator, Redbrow Yan, of the Heaven’s First Sect flared out.
“Why, could it be only members of the Heaven’s First Sect can plot against our White Skull Sect elder, but we can’t retaliate?” Ming Qingmei’s counter argument immediately caused Redbrow Yan to turn sluggish.
“So it actually is an Earthflame Immortal Lotus and a Scarletwing Flame Devil.” Those two terms instantly caused rippled in the hearts of those cultivators present on scene.
“Killing for spirit medicines inside Sky Valley, that is a concept well aware by everyone. Old freak Ming, why bother chatting so much. By raising the Earthflame immortal Lotus and the Scarletwing Flame Devil, you obviously wish to split amongst the two items.” Thunder Heaven’s Sect Mei Daoyuan then spoke up. “Everyone present will naturally have share of this matter. The Sky Vallet’s opening period is limited, we shouldn’t waste further time here. Old freak Ming, as per your intentions, how should we distribute?”
“This Earthflame Immortal Lotus was discovered by us first, we just want 3 of its petals.”
“Impossible, now that the Earthflame Immortal Lotus is in our possession, the most we can do is a fair allocation to the four parties.”
After a series of intense arguments, the four sects finally reached an agreement. With He Cuode leading ahead, Mei Daoyuan, Ming Qingmei and Redbrow Yan opened a path into the cave.
“An Earthflame Magma pool indeed, a pity time is insufficient, or I could’ve refined my fire elemental artifact here.” Viewing the Earthflame Magma pool inside the cave, Redbrow Yan praised and sigh.
Under the supervision of these Thought Division Stage experts, He Cuode begun feeling up Old freak Feng’s corpse, before the four sects prepared to distribute the loots.
However, He Cuode’s eyes immediately bulged out. After searching through the corpse twice, Old freak Feng’s body was completely empty; not even possessing half a spiritual stone!
“Arghh!!” After a slight pause, He Cuode issued a berserking howl. “Someone had entered this cave and stole everything away!”
“What?! Are you kidding right now? Even the Earthflame Immortal Lotus is gone?” An uproar instantly broke out within the cave, as chaos ensued.
By the time the group of redoubtable Though Division Stage cultivators belonging to four major powers discussed for half a day, before discovering there was completely nothing left within the debris, Wei Suo was already speeding off towards the outskirts of Sky Valley.
The objects he groped out of the two White Skull Sect disciples didn’t go to waste, as he employed the Seal-Cleaving talisman to break the restrictive-control of those items. Moreover, Wei Suo was still in possession of a Divine Peach Jade. While fleeing, he specifically chose a route with the most decaying aurora; trying his utmost to avoid other cultivators or demonic beast.