Chapter 19 – Caught in an encirclement
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Ch40s, and Fumma
Right when the two Gray Rock Serpents were ruthlessly killed by a level five Divine Sea Stage beauty and a Fireball Talisman, before the fires from the Fireball Talisman even died out, right after Wei Suo’s wretched gaze left from Nangong Yuqing’s body’s curves, a white silhouette rapidly rolled down from a high location in the cave.
Icethread Spider! The thing that came down from above the cave was the famous level three mid-level demonic beast Icethread Spider.
“Fuck, it’s not just ugly, it’s super ugly.”
It was the first time that Wei Suo had seen an Icethread Spider. He had originally expected the Icethread Spider to look like an ordinary spider. However, after seeing this Icethread Spider, Wei Suo found out that he was gravely mistaken.
The size of this Icethread Spider before him was not very big. Its body was about the size of two big watermelons. However, this Icethread Spider actually had a very long neck. Above the neck was a very small head. It was like there was a cucumber connected to a watermelon and a tomato stuck to the top of the cucumber. This sort of appearance was enough to cause one to be speechless. However, this Icethread Spider even had two large incisors showing from its mouth. Its two small and round eyes were even emitting a vicious yellow light.
Its round body and its eight long legs all had thick, long white hair growing on top of them. Its body was also emitting a cold aura. Currently, it was hanging on a sparkling and translucent thin white thread by the back of its abdomen. After coming down from the top of the cave, this Icethread Spider viciously looked at Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing and them. However, it did not attack them. Instead, it rapidly crawled toward the Icemist Fruit on the wall.
“Not good. This Icethread Spider is planning to directly eat the Icemist Fruit. Everyone, quickly stop it.”
Once he saw the movement of that Icethread Spider, Lin Daoyi immediately leaped into the cave. A yellow light was cast from his hand toward that Icethread Spider.
“Thunder elemental technique?”
Wei Suo saw that the yellow light that was cast from Lin Daoyi’s hand was actually composed of a dozen or more lightnings the thickness of a thumb twisted together. At the moment it was shot out, those dozen plus lightnings made crackling noises and electric light.
Among same level techniques, the thunder elemental techniques were generally the most powerful ones. Thus, Wei Suo was a bit startled when Lin Daoyi cast this technique. On the other hand, the reaction of this Icethread Spider was not just fast, but it was extremely fast. Right at the moment when Lin Daoyi cast his technique, the Icethread Spider shot out a snow-white, sparkling and translucent spider thread out of its abdomen. The spider thread stuck to the cave wall on the other side. After that, this Icethread Spider simply shook in the air and Lin Daoyi’s yellow light ended up hitting the empty air and colliding with the cave wall ahead, before turning into a burst of leaping yellow colored electric sparks.
“Are you kidding?”
Following Lin Daoyi, Wei Suo and the rest had also entered into the cave. Originally, they planned to surround this Icethread Spider together with Lin Daoyi. However, to their surprise, this Icethread Spider did not proceed toward the Icemist Fruit after evading Lin Daoyi’s attack. Instead, it was suspended in mid-air and coldly watched Wei Suo and them. Furthermore, another Icethread Spider slid down from the rock wall to the left side of the cave. They were displaying an appearance of planning to trap them inside the cave.
Especially the one behind them. That Icethread Spider seemed to be hanging before the exit of the cave, blocking it.
It seemed that earlier, the Icethread Spider was only putting up an appearance of wanting to devour the Icemist Fruit in order to draw them into the cave. It was evident that this three Icethread Spiders possessed a certain level of intelligence. Compared to ordinary demonic beasts, these were a lot more clever.
From the ice-cold gaze of these three Icethread Spiders that saw Wei Suo and them as food, Wei Suo did not dare to be stingy anymore. He immediately took out the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament that he had spent fifteen Low Quality Spiritual Stones on. After he poured in a burst of purple True Elemental Energy, the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament started to emit a layer of gentle white light.
“Woosh!” Nangong Yuqing immediately cast a Blazing Fire Blade toward the Icethread Spider before them. However, this Icethread Spider’s reaction and movement was extremely fast. Its eight hairy legs merely lightly pulled the snow-white, sparkling and translucent spider thread and immediately, it evaded the incoming Blazing Fire Blade. At the same time, the other two Icethread Spiders shot out seven to eight ice threads from their abdomen. Like sharp swords, they were shot toward Wei Suo and them.
At a distance about several tens of feet from Wei Suo, the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament automatically activated. A milky-white colored semitransparent light membrane appeared. All of those ice threads were blocked by the light membrane.
Although these ice threads were unable to pierce through the light membrane, a single activation of the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament was equivalent to consuming three Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Furthermore, the cold energy emitted by these ice threads had immediately and greatly lowered the temperature surrounding Wei Suo and them. It caused Wei Suo to feel as if he had been instantly transported into a land of ice and snow. This caused Wei Suo to shiver from the coldness.
“These three Icethread Spiders seem to have lived for at least seventy to eighty years. It is extremely hard for ordinary techniques to hit them.” Once she felt the dense cold energy emitted by the ice threads, Nangong Yuqing’s expression changed. She immediately said to Lin Daoyi, Wei Suo and them. “It is impossible to handle all three of them at once. I shall handle the one before us first. You all, focus all your strength and kill the one at the side.”
“Fire Rain Technique!”
Right after she said that, Nangong Yuqing started to rapidly move her hand. Suddenly, countless densely packed olive-sized fire dots appeared in the hundred plus feet range surrounding the Icethread Spider before them. No matter where that Icethread Spider tried to escape to, it continued to be burned by the fire dots. The burn caused that Icethread Spider to emit miserable shrieks incessantly.
“Water Arrow Technique?”
Right after Wei Suo had cast a Cyan Water Blade, he saw a water ball expanding before Ye Guwei. Right after, the water ball split into three water arrows. With a woosh, the arrows were emitted out. Of the three arrows, two of them experienced the same fate as the Cyan Water Blade that Wei Suo cast. They were all evaded by the Icethread Spider to their left. However, one of the arrow firmly landed on the abdomen of that Icethread Spider and caused a crashing sound.
Seeing that she also used water elemental techniques like himself, Wei Suo had a more favorable impression of this gentle and quiet girl. Seeing the water arrow’s might, it seemed to be slightly weaker than Wei Suo’s Cyan Water Blade. However, her technique was split into three arrows. On top of that, their speed were a bit faster than Wei Suo’s Cyan Water Blade.
“Is this for real?”
Right at this moment, Wei Suo was struck dumb. Boom boom boom. Like an iron tower, Ye Xiaozheng waved his thick, broad and frightening heavy sword that appeared like a door and directly charged toward the Icethread Spider.
“Great Strength Technique? Golden Armor Technique?”
The following scene caused Wei Suo to be even more flabbergasted.
“Puu puu puu!” Although the Icethread Spider that was shot by one of Ye Guwei’s water arrows appeared to not be critically injured from its outward appearance, it seemed to be in pain. Seeing Ye Xiaozheng charging toward it, this Icethread Spider immediately burst into rage and decided to send its fury on Ye Xiaozheng. Seven to eight ice threads were immediately shot at Ye Xiaozheng.
However, Ye Xiaozheng’s skin turned into a light golden color. Although he was frozen to a state where his complexion turned a bit blue, the seven to eight ice threads were unable to pierce through his body. At the same time, two crimson colored energy auras appeared on his arms. These two crimson colored energy auras started to twine in the heavy sword that he held. His strength seemed to have suddenly increased several times. With a ‘bang,’ he swat the Icethread Spider back flying, causing it to heavily crash onto the mountain wall.