Chapter 168: Look, your sister oh!
While the two cultivators were delivering the Shadowless Rodent and Bamboojoint Devilbug to the Guhuai Manor, Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing were standing atop the hideous looking Whitejade Crane; flying through a place 600-700 li away from the Manor.
Nangong Yuqing appeared nervous but her complexion was slightly blushed. In her hand, was a 70 cm long bamboo rod. This bamboo rod appeared ordinary, and was wrapped with an absorbent looking cotton cloth.
As for Wei Suo, he was piloting the Whitejade Crane as though fleeing for his life, propelling its speed to the max as it soared towards Guhuai Manor.
Meanwhile, Han Weiwei was cautiously hiding atop the tallest tree within the forest.
This forest was approximately 3 li away from Guhuai Manor. In addition to Guhuai Manor being situated on a hillside, Han Weiwei could clearly see every single movement outside Guhuai Manor from her position.
While the two cultivators were delivering the level 5 demonic beasts outside of the manor, she was pinching onto a fiery red talisman; seemingly prepared to activate it once things went awry. Yet after observing them departing peacefully, she kept her talisman and instead, retrieved a cyan radiating gourd and activated it.
As she poured true energy in, waves of hazy cyan wood energy swiftly encompassed an area of 3-6 metres around her. This was clearly the Cyan Emperor Gourd that belonged to Wei Suo.
Within less than half an incense time, a shadow shuttled through her left with astonishing pace, leaving Han Weiwei utterly startled.
When that shadow seemingly vanished, several more shadows came shuttling through the dark forest.
These few lagging shadows were distinctively slower than the earlier one. They appeared vaguely like monkeys, but carried a pair of red fleshy wings behind their backs. An incomparably queer sight.
“It has begun!”
Beaming with excitement from her eyes, Han Weiwei anxiously gazed towards the dark sky behind, before whispering to herself. “Why isn’t that brat here yet. Seriously man, could he be happily chatting away with Nangong Yuqing along the way?”
Guhuai Manor. Eight cultivators were presently crowding around the two level 5 demonic beasts.
Apart from the two Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3 cultivators, Goldhoop Monk and Huang Tianya, the others were all either Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1 or 2.
The two level 5 demonic beasts had been very brutally dismembered.
“Indeed, something odd is going on!”
Though there was nothing wrong with the Bamboojoint Devilbug, inside the belly of the Shadowless Rodent was a cyan jade talisman.
“What jade talisman is this?”
As he picked up the jade talisman, Goldhoop Monk still couldn’t identify it after a long while.
Because this jade talisman evidently didn’t possess any spirit energy. It was impossible for any sinister mechanism to be hidden within. Nevertheless, the twisted talismanic lines on the surface of this talisman, was seemingly rather abstruse.
Being incapable of identifying it, Goldhoop Monk handed it over to Huang Tianya. After Huang Tianya examined it, he knitted his brows and passed it over to another cultivator, one wearing a white robe adorned with arrowhead patterns. After the cyan jade talisman had circled through the eight cultivators, one red robed cultivator finally managed to authenticate it. His face instantly turned bizarre as he exclaimed, “This isn’t a talismanic pattern, it seems to be engraved with several words.”
Having different mouths, yet the Goldhoop Monk and his companions spoke in unison, as their eyes brimmed with disbelief.
At this moment, a blaze suddenly erupted atop a left perimeter wall of Guhuai Manor.
“What’s going on?”
The eight cultivators simultaneously got a shock. When they calmed down, they could see two cultivators standing on that perimeter wall. On the left, a middle aged cultivator in cyan robe was floating with a fire hovering around his dagger. On the right, was a stooped back cultivator that resembled a skinny monkey. He was holding a black square seal.
“It’s just a low-tier level 2 Rotmeal Eagle.”
Looking at the 8 startled cultivators, those 2 cultivators hurriedly explained.
The Goldhoop Monk and the rest could only see the carcass of a crow-black feathered large eagle.
Low level demonic beasts passing by randomly was an extremely common occurrence. Filling with thoughts in his mind, that Goldhoop Monk brushed his disheveled hair casually as he ordered them to remain vigilant. All of a sudden, ten other shadows came soaring in from the vast night sky.
“Another Rotmeal Eagle!”
Amongst the ten shadows soaring in, apart from 4-5 level 2 Rotmeal Eagles, they rest resembled owls. Except, their bodies were emanating a dark aura. These beast were clearly upper-tier level 3 Blackwind Owls.
“Truly a pleasant surprise of harvest today.”
Upon witnessing those shadows soaring in, the two cultivators revealed countenances of delight. While speaking, the cyan robed middle aged cultivator conjured up a yellow divine light screen, and with a flick of his hand, his fiery blazing dagger thrusted out. Chi! It instantly cut down the foremost incoming Blackwind Owl.
To his astonishment, the dark energy of the other Blackwind Owls congealed with breakneck speed into black wind blades, as they stabbed in frenetically.
Within a split second, those few Blackwind Owls sunk into a raging frenzy. The two cultivators had encountered Blackwind Owls twice in the past. Similarly, when they slayed a Blackwind Owl, the rest would unleash their wind blades. Yet, those Blackwind Owls they came across in the past couldn’t be compared in vigor to these few Blackwind Owls.
Watching the dense mass of wind blades slicing through the air in, the other stooped back cultivator, who had yet to release a defensive artifact, instead unhurriedly channeled in true energy into his black square seal artifact.
As true energy poured in, that black square seal swiftly enlarged into the size of a stone guardian lion placed outside shops. It not only managed to shield him, but the cyan robe middle aged cultivator as well.
PA! PA! PA! PA!
The onslaught of wind blades struck against the black square seal, as smashing sounds resounded into the air, but seemingly failed to even leave a mark on the black square seal.
“Go!” Following his shout, the black square seal instantly collided forward, as it smacked against two aggressively charging Blackwind Owls. Following sounds of bone fracturing piercing the air, the owls plunged down from mid air. Simultaneously, the cyan robed cultivator cut down another Blackwind Owl with his blazing dagger.
After receiving back his black square seal, that stooped back cultivator resorted to the same trick once again. Meanwhile, the cyan robed cultivator continued cutting down both Rotmeal Eagles and Blackwind Owls with his blazing dagger. Merely within 10 plus breaths, the ten demonic beasts had been effortlessly slain.
That stooped back cultivator hadn’t even released a single defensive artifact, and was perfectly in sync with the cyan robed cultivator. Looking at the manner of which they dispatched of the Rotmeal Eagles and Blackwind Owls, one could evidently tell that regardless of experience in slaying demonic beasts, or their teamwork, it was both superb.
“If only there were a few more birds.”
Observing the dropped carcasses of the Rotmeal Eagles and Blackwind Owls, the cyan robed cultivator uttered with regret.
Yet at this moment, a chorus of shouting erupted from several guarding cultivators, 300 plus metres outside the Manor.
Goldhoop Monk and the others unanimously glanced over, only to behold a beam of gold, like a comet, catapulting straight for Guhuai Manor with unprecedented speed. Moreover, there were 30-40 densely knitted scarlet fiery streaks tailing behind that golden beam.
Further behind the golden beam and scarlet fiery streaks, over 40 regiments of dark shadows surfaced as they sliced through the air.
Such were the unbelievable speed of that golden beam and the scarlet fiery streaks, that their figures remained totally fuzzy. Instead, after a brief while, the over 40 regiments of dark shadows became distinctly clear. They all appeared like tiny apes, but carried a pair of dull red fleshy wings.
“Low-tier level 4 Flying Aspara Ape!”
Beholding those dark shadows, even the pack of Huang Tianya and the Goldhoop Monk were flabbergasted.
After another brief while, that golden beam and the scarlet fiery streaks became faintly visible. That golden beam was shockingly an electrifying tiny bird, while behind it, were 30 cm long red flying ants that were emitting out rich scorching energies.
“Flame Bonedevouring Ant!”
As they spectated the two demonic beasts, the expressions of every single cultivator of the Tetrasea Hall sank.
The Lightning Bird was a trifling upper-tier level 2 demonic beast, and its only specialty was its frightening speed. It was a demonic beast that seemingly didn’t need to breathe, and didn’t even have nostrils. It could shuttle through myriads of poisonous miasma, therefore, various sects utilized it for transmissions and to harvest spirit medicines at poison polluted lands. During the recently unsealed Sky Valley, some cultivators and sects had employed the Lightning Bird, but due to its low intellect, it could only differentiate a limited amount of spirit medicines. Furthermore, the place was beaming with decaying aurora that even the Lightning Birds could not resist. Hence, out of 10 birds, 8-9 would perish. As such, not many dared to attempt this cheap trick anymore. After all, a Lightning Bird was extremely rare, and remained arduously difficult to capture due to its speed. The market price for a Lightning Bird was roughly 20,000 spiritual stones.
A Lightning Bird wasn’t a huge threat, on the contrary, the Flame Bonedevouring Ant was an authentic low-tier level 5 demonic beast. Most Half-Spirit class artifacts wouldn’t be able to catch up to this speedy fire element demonic beast, but more critically, the Flame Bonedevouring Ant would drill into a cultivator’s body when attacking. Once it manages to drill into one’s skin, unless that cultivator could ruthlessly carve out his own bone, the Flame Bonedevouring Ant would swiftly devour the bones in one’s body. Death would then be inevitable.
“There must be a cultivator that knows beast taming techniques on the other side!”
As his countenance sank drastically, the usually calculating Huang Tianya immediately howled. “Brothers, hurry! Get in and hold positions!”
“There seems to be something within the Lightning Bird’s talon!”
While 23 hidden cultivators were frantically rushing back to the manor, that cyan robed cultivator noticed with his sharp eyes and yelled out.
Huang Tianya and the Goldhoop Monk instantly gazed over. Indeed, within the talon of the Lightning Bird, was something that resembled a roll of cloth.
“Dark Yinvil Claws!”
Observing this strange phenomenon, Huang Tianya reached out and grabbed the empty air ahead. Instantly, waves of black sinister energy surged up turbulently. Within a flash, the energy spanned 200 metres and formed into a dark ghastly claw with 5 incisive fingertips, before snatching that Lightning Bird and dragging it down.
As it got dragged down, the lightning jolting through the Lightning Bird dispersed away as the bird degraded into crow black. Evidently, the sinister energies of that dark ghastly claw had invaded its body and killed it.
When that Lightning Bird was caught, an ordinary looking white cloth came unfurling down; causing Huang Tianya to fly into a rage. Written clumsily, were the words – “look, your sister oh!”