Chapter 169: Beast Tide!
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
Within a flurry, the entire Guhuai Manor radiated with divine light. A total of 40 plus cultivators, and even the enraged Huang Tianya had swiftly activated a divine light screen. Following that, he consecutively conjured up a white ice crystal artifact shield that was diffusing out a frosty aura, and another purely gold artifact shield.
In the case of a slight carelessness, where the Flame Bonedevouring Ant managed to drill into one’s body, bones would be shattered even if death could be avoided.
30-40 fiery scarlet streaks speared in.
Simultaneously, at least 30-40 dazzling beams of various artifacts and skill techniques jetted towards the incoming fiery scarlet streaks.
PA! PA! Explosions erupted within an instant, but the acceleration of those Flame Bonedevouring Ants were indeed too frightening; being able to evade the multitude of artifacts and skill techniques, a minimally horde of 20 plus ants clashed straight into the divine light screens protecting the cultivators.
As for that stooped back cultivator, his enlarged black square seal received commissions from 2 Flame Bonedevouring Ants. But to his face sinking in horror, after the ants recoiled from the impact, they revolved around before soaring back once again. Evidently, such a massive cumbersome type artifact couldn’t deal that much damage to such demonic beasts.
Meanwhile, a divine light screen guarding one scholarly looking cultivator shattered from the overwhelming impact of 4 Flame Bonedevouring Ants, as sparks of fragments scattered in all directions. Incapable of avoiding in time, that cultivator immediately released a miserable scream.
But at this moment, Huang Tianya’s face flashed with a cyan glimmer as he reached out his hand, unleashing a turbulent surge of dark sinister energy. A half a human-sized ghastly black claw metamorphosed around that cultivator, and seized the 4 Flame Bonedevouring Ants into its clutches.
When that ghastly black claw of turbulent sinister energy retracted away, the 4 ants had already been annihilated.
As for that cultivator, who experienced that ghastly black claw sweeping through his body, his complexion turned pale as he sat on the ground trembling, before shutting his eyes to rest.
The might of this skill technique that Huang Tianya executed, was actually above a low-grade Spirit class artifact.
Moreover, amidst the cultivators, two bewitching looking female cultivators were also unleashing exceptionally striking skill techniques. Indeed, they were the two that were snuggling with Huang Tianya previously, and one of them had even been wantonly toyed with before the Goldhoop Monk’s eyes. The two female cultivators released out a blue chilling crystal pearl. As the two goose egg sized pearls spun accordingly to the female cultivator’s will, they skirted through the air chaotically, smashing straight against a Flame Bonedevouring Ant. The flames covering that ant instantly extinguished, but instead of perishing, it only appeared to be fatally wounded as its mobility turned sluggish.
However, with Huang Tianya’s Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3 cultivation and the 2 females’ Divine Sea Stage level 5 cultivation, the skill techniques they employed was clearly rather taxing; consuming an intense amount of true energy.
“Cease from panicking! We have the numbers on our side, must we fear these trifling demonic beasts?!”
After morphing out another ghastly black claw to grip 2 Flame Bonedevouring Ants, Huang Tianya shouted hoarsely as he popped 2 Energy Recovery pellets into his mouth. “These demonic beasts are too quick, everyone, employ large area of attack artifacts and skill techniques to impede the mobility of these demonic beasts. Then, we will slaughter them together!”
The cultivators on scene were all personas with an abundance of combat experience. As Huang Tianya’s voice echoed out, most of them had already reacted and successively fished out talismans to activate.
No doubt, most cultivators would possess a few pieces of large area of attack talismans or artifacts.
But to unleash everything simultaneously, was seriously too wasteful. At least over 10 Ice Rain Talismans, Icicle Talismans, Firecloud Talismans and others were concurrently activated. Fire and Ice covered the skies above Guhuai Manor in no time, as hail and rain fire bombarded around chaotically. Amidst them, certain artifacts also transformed into streaks of dazzling beams as they interwove around the chaos.
Within a flash, most of the Flame Bonedevouring Ants were reduced to nothingness by the blitz, and even some weaker artifacts had been wrecked by the destructive mess.
“Splendid, the following wave of Flying Aspara Apes shouldn’t be too difficult. Everyone, group up in 4-5 as per norm and slay these demonic beasts. Otherwise, everything will be too messy.”
Yet just when the Tetrasea Hall cultivators had segregated into 4-5 man groups as per Huang Tianya’s instructions, from afar, a tidal wave seemed to be flooding through a region of forest.
“How can that be! Even the prized Gouchen Dibao of the suppressing faction of Spirit Beast Palace cannot instigate such legions of demonic beasts!”
Beholding the shuddering forest from afar, it was as though a massive gale was engulfing through and encompassing all area. Evidently, a dense mass of demonic beasts were stampeding in from all directions.
“A beast tide! Heavens, could it be we’ve coincidentally encountered a once-in-centuries beast tide?!”
The cultivators yelled out with unmanned expressions.
At this moment, don’t talk about the Tetrasea Hall, even Wei Suo, who had regrouped with Han Weiwei and was wrapped up in the wood spirit aura of his Cyan Emperor Gourd, couldn’t help but perspire with cold sweat.
According to the green gowned Old Man’s explanation previously, the effects of Skycloud Essence that could stimulate most demonic beasts, would only affect a radius of 300 li. Which implied that demonic beasts within a 300 li radius would possibly sense the scent of the Skycloud Essence, before stampeding over in stimulated frenzy.
Hence, worrying that he wouldn’t be able to attract sufficient demonic beasts, apart from sprinkling some essence on that ordinary jade talisman on the Shadowless Rodent, he specially soaked a cloth with Skycloud Essence. After timing it properly, he rode the Whitejade Crane to circle around a thousand li of this mountainous forest. In this manner, even demonic beasts as far as 2,000 li could roughly sense the scent of the Skycloud Essence.
Moreover, as insurance, Wei Suo even painstakingly managed to acquire a tamed Lightning Bird, and when he observed an adequate amount of demonic beasts charging in, he then attached the cloth on the Lightning Bird and released it.
But spectating the current state, instead of a deficiency, the demonic beast tide was simply too exaggerated!
Within mere blinks of an eye, dozens of demonic beasts came shuttling through the forest, beneath the vantage point where Wei Suo, Han Weiwei and Nangong Yuqing resided. One didn’t even need to strain one’s eyes to identify level 3 demonic beasts.
This tiny plot of area already produced dozens of demonic beasts, how many would there be when the totality of the entire region was added?
Furthermore, the mountainous forest behind was still tremoring. Clearly, some with slower dispositions or further away, were still desperately rushing over.
One could confirm that even by adding demonic beasts spanning a square perimeter of 2,000 li, there may not necessarily be such a shocking quantity. After all, this was still within the Heavenly Dome and not outside of it. Furthermore, Guhuai Manor was only 300 li away from Moonfall City, where, normally, level 3-4 demonic beasts surrounding a thousand li around Moonfall City would’ve already been hunted down by cultivators. Ordinary cultivators would even group up to hunt for level 3-4 demonic beasts.
“A beast tide!”
Witnessing such a scene, every single Tetrasea Hall cultivator were gasping in despair. Similarly, this term was echoing within Wei Suo’s mind.
Detailed in the legends, due to occasional and abrupt tear that happens along the Heavenly Dome, or if the propagation rate of demonic beasts upsurges rapidly……when a region of demonic beasts reaches a certain quantity, it may result in a phenomenon of astounding assemblies of demonic beasts foraging after cultivators like a tidal wave, or even raiding cities. Such a phenomenon was the so-called beast tide that sank the faces of the cultivators now!
In the northern reaches of the Heavenly Profound Continent, there was a city known as Host Era City that was roughly the size of Spirit Peak City; housing approximately 100,000 cultivators. Yet for some unknown reason, a tremendous beast tide suddenly befell and leveled the entire city. As for the residential cultivators and even cultivators who came to aid from other cities……after killing 5-6 demonic beasts each, amidst the chaotic uproar, they began pillaging and fighting over the items of dead cultivators or demonic beast carcasses. With mutual hostilities evolving between cultivators, this chaotic and bitter war led to more than 70-80 percent of cultivators perishing. Nevertheless, after the beast tide, the cultivators that survived all reaped an astonishing amount of harvest, which led to a stunning era of Golden Dan Stage cultivators.
However, a beast tide of such scale would only happen once every millennia. Moreover, a small scale beast tide hadn’t even occurred in the past three centuries.
As for this beast tide, nobody knew what kickstarted it, because when it erupted, it seemed as though even demonic beasts from afar similarly rushed in for no reasons.
“Could it be, in my carelessness, I accidentally instigated a small scale beast tide?” thinking of this point, Wei Suo couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry.
Meanwhile within Guhuai Manor, the hoarse shouts of Huang Tianya was reverberating over and over again.
“Quick! Everyone gather together! We need to ignite all flammable objects. Demonic beasts are scared of fire during the night.”
“Form a circle! Those with divine light screen protections of Half-Spirit class or higher will take the outer perimeter. A full out defence, anyone with Half-Spirit class artifact shields will take the second layer. As for all Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators, you guys are in charge of the top. Coordinate at all times!”
“Everyone with skill talismans or consumable artifacts, pass them to Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators. From henceforth, only activate your talismans and artifacts upon my command. Otherwise, if we waste all our resources, don’t think about leaving this place alive!”
Huang Tianya was indeed a wise individual with many schemes. Moreover, he could play the role of a formidable and reliable big brother, who wouldn’t fluster even in a crisis. Under his guidance, a fiery large blaze combusted within the manor, lighting the sky brightly as the 40 plus cultivators congregated into 3 layers.
Divine light screens of various colors surfaced up around the outer perimeter of around 15-16 cultivators. The second layer of cultivators each unleashed their artifact shields, as everyone handed over their random consumable artifacts and talismans to the 10 plus Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators.
At that very instance, after the Flame Bonedevouring Ants, the first wave of 40 plus Flying Aspara Apes swarmed into their defence encirclement.