Chapter 44 – Destiny will make enemies meet
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Fumma
‘Fuck!’ Wei Suo screamed in his heart.
The Rock Maggot Karst Cave was accessible from all sides. There were many tunnels of various different sizes creating forks in the road. Had it not been for Nangong Yuqing leading the road, even if Wei Suo was informed that there were two Jade Cloud Mushrooms in this place, he would likely not be able to find them. On they way toward the cave where the Jade Cloud Mushrooms were, there were some tunnels that were so narrow that it would only allow a single person to pass while stooping. Had Nangong Yuqing not been chasing after a demonic beast the entire time, she would definitely not go so deep into somewhere like this.
Before, Wei Suo was still confused as to why Nangong Yuqing was able to discover the two Jade Cloud Mushrooms and what kind of demonic beast was waiting inside. However, now that he had followed her all the way in here, he also came to understand the reason why.
Before them was a gourd shaped cave. The cave was filled with stalactites. The cave was likely several hundred square feet big. However, what connected the cave was a small, short tunnel that would only allow for two people to walk together. The two Jade Cloud Mushrooms were emitting white jade colored brilliance. They appeared like lingzhi mushrooms carved from white jade. The Jade Cloud Mushrooms were growing on a stalactite facing the cave outside.
Secretly approaching the Jade Cloud Mushrooms in the dark, Wei Suo managed to see with a single glance that there was a Wind Spirit Eagle about the size of him was standing on a stalactite beside the Jade Cloud Mushrooms. Like a tiger watching its prey, it was staring at a cave outside.
The cave outside had thirty plus Ice Snow Mantises gathered in it. It was like an auction.
The Wind Spirit Eagle’s body was filled with deep cyan colored metal plate-like feathers. Its head appeared like ordinary giant eagles. It had a large eagle beak. As for its claws, they were sharp like metals. The feathers on its bluish-black colored tail were surprisingly all triangular shaped. It was hanging down below its butt and appeared extremely bewitching.
The thirty plus snow white colored Ice Snow Mantis, whose bodies appeared to be covered with a frosty pattern, did not look like any good-natured animal either. Their bug mouths that were split into four and their two eyeballs that doesn’t have any iris appeared extremely frightening. As for its thick and short forelimbs, they appeared like two large machetes. The Ice Cold Aura emitted by each of these Ice Snow Mantis was not inferior to that of the Icethread Spider.
“The Jade Cloud Mushrooms are about to be mature!”
At practically the same time when Wei Suo managed to see the situation in the two caves, the white brilliance of the two Jade Cloud Mushrooms shined even brighter. A mind-refreshing smell was being emitted incessantly.
“These Icet Snow Mantises cannot bear it anymore!”
Extremely focused and holding their breaths, Nangong Yuqing and Wei Suo’s hearts began to beat faster. Unable to contain themselves, they glanced at each other. Those Ice Snow Mantises that were originally in a stalemate with the Wind Spirit Eagle began to move.
Under the leadership of an Ice Snow Mantis which appeared to be the largest and had the deepest white colored patterns, the thin wings underneath the outer shells to the back of these Ice Snow Mantises began to vibrate. Three of the Ice Snow Mantises were the first to lead the charge. They jumped and pounced at the Wind Spirit Eagle. Their mouths that were splitted in four were all opened simultaneously. Three white sprays of cold mist were shot out from their mouths towards the Wind Spirit Eagle.
With kacha sounds, frost instantly appeared in the surrounding walls of the cave.
“Holy shit, isn’t this level four high-level demonic beast a bit too crazy?”
To Wei Suo’s surprise, the Wind Spirit Eagle did not even bother to move. It merely opened its mouth and several tens of bright and shiny wind blades were shot out. Judging from the sharp sound of wind cutting through the space, each of the wind blade was not inferior to Wei Suo’s Cyan Water Blade.
If the level four mid-level demonic beast Single Horned Thunder Viper’s strength was comparable to that of a level five Divine Sea Stage cultivator, then this Wind Spirit Eagle before him was definitely no weaker than a level one Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator.
“Pow pow pow!”
The wind blades collided with the white ice mist shot out from the three Ice Snow Mantises. Fierce explosions emerged from the collision. However, the wind blades were not stopped at all. They rapidly cut through the three streams of ice mist and collided with the forelimbs of the three Ice Snow Mantises that seemed to be lifted and used as shields.
Many deep scars instantly appeared on the thick and solid machete-like forelimbs. Peculiar blue colored blood began to rush out from those scars. One of the Ice Snow Mantis’s forelimb was even cut off by the wind blades. The following wind blades landed on this Ice Snow Mantis’s body and knocked it flying to the ground. Blue blood was leaking out from its mouth. It was unable to climb back up. Its appearance was extremely miserable.
At practically the same moment when the Wind Spirit Eagle shot out its wind blades, the Ice Snow Mantis that appeared to clearly be the most senior among them, led the other Ice Snow Mantises like a general. It slightly moved its forelimb and four more Ice Snow Mantises leaped forward. As if considering the other three Ice Snow Mantises as shields, they leaped from behind those three Ice Snow Mantises and pounced on the Wind Spirit Eagle.
It was obvious that the Wind Spirit Eagle would not be able to immediately shoot out wind blades again. However, over a hundred of the Wind Spirit Eagle’s deep cyan colored feathers were suddenly shot out. Like over a hundred sharp arrows, they were shot at those four Ice Snow Mantises.
Watching the scene, Wei Suo gulped a mouthful of saliva. These hundred plus deep cyan colored feathers were no weaker than the wind blades from earlier. For those four Ice Snow Mantises, their forelimbs were in a relatively decent state. Only some splits appeared on them. However, as for the upper half of their body that was not protected, countless holes have been pierced by the feathers. Blue colored blood were flowing down from those holes nonstop. These four Ice Snow Mantises surely would not be able to survive.
With a woosh, a cyan figure flashed. The Wind Spirit Eagle appeared as if it had instantly disappeared from where it was standing. It grabbed one of the three Ice Snow Mantises from earlier before instantly returning to its original position. Its four sharp claws dug into the body of this Ice Snow Mantis. It then threw the Ice Snow Mantis to the ground and stepped on top of it to taunt the most senior Ice Snow Mantis.
That leader-like Ice Snow Mantis appeared to have made its mind on staking everything. Under its command, the remaining twenty plus Ice Snow Mantises were all gathered. They joined hands and all began to spray white ice mist at the cave where the Wind Spirit Eagle was.
Layers upon layers of cold ice were formed. The two Ice Snow Mantises that were injured earlier have been directly frozen to ice. These Ice Snow Mantises seemed to plan to freeze the entire cave.
A trace of disdain seemed to have flashed through the eyes of the Wind Spirit Eagle. It opened its mouth and another stream of shining wind blades were rapidly shot out. In an instant, those wind blades collided with the ever-closing ice wall, causing ice chunks to splatter all over. Over half of the ice wall was cut apart by the wind blades.
‘Bang.’ However, right at this moment, a white figure rushed out from the ice wall. The two machete-like forelimbs were hacked down on the Wind Spirit Eagle’s body. They actually managed to cut through several tens of cyan colored feathers and left two long wounds on the Wind Spirit Eagle’s body.
This white figure was that most senior Ice Snow Mantis!
Following the charge from this Ice Snow Mantis, the remaining twenty plus Ice Snow Mantises also cut through the remaining ice wall and charged inward.
The Wind Spirit Eagle let out a painful neigh. The attack from this Ice Snow Mantis seemed to have completely enraged it. Following the neigh, over half of the feathers on its body were shot outward in an instant. Of the twenty plus Ice Snow Mantises that charged in afterwards, over ten of them were pieced by the feathers and turned into sieve.
That most senior Ice Snow Mantis seemed to expect the counterattack from the Wind Spirit Eagle and have already shrunk its body behind its two large machete-like forelimbs. The forelimbs of this Ice Snow Mantis were obviously much stronger than the forelimbs of the other Ice Snow Mantises. Those deep cyan colored feathers were shot at its two forelimbs but were unable to cause any damage to them at all.
Right at this moment, a completely cyan colored Demon Pellet was shot out from the Wind Spirit Eagle’s mouth. It heavily collided with this Ice Snow Mantis’s forelimbs.
“Kacha.” A snapping sound was heard. The two eyeballs of this Ice Snow Mantis that did not have any iris at all were immediately filled with despair. Countless cracks appeared on its two forelimbs. After that, they completely shattered. Without slowing down at all, that cyan colored Demon Pellet continued onward and collided into this Ice Snow Mantis’s body, smashing it to pieces.
Right after killing this Ice Snow Mantis, the Wind Spirit Eagle whose chest had two deep cuts, focused its attention onto the two Jade Cloud Mushrooms. These two Jade Cloud Mushrooms have blossomed completely. Many tiny veined patterns appeared on the mushroom caps. On the caps were numerous sparkling and translucent little pearl-like spores.
It was clear that these two Jade Cloud Mushrooms have completely matured!
The Wind Spirit Eagle opened its mouth. It was planning to directly eat one of the two Jade Cloud Mushrooms. However, right at this moment, from the cave where the Ice Snow Mantises have originally occupied, two figures suddenly shot out. A blue light was suddenly and rapidly shot out from the hand of one of the figures. The speed was so fast that the Wind Spirit Eagle was unable to dodge in time. With a ‘chi’ sound, this blue light penetrated through one of the Wind Spirit Eagle’s eye and exited from the back of its head.
“Boom!” “Boom!” “Boom!”
Without waiting for the Wind Spirit Eagle to react, Wei Suo who had charged into the cave together with Nangong Yuqing immediately casted continuous fireballs at the Wind Spirit Eagle that was seriously injured by Nangong Yuqing.
For a level four high-level demonic beast like the Wind Spirit Eagle, their defense was extremely powerful. Originally, it would likely be fine even after being smashed with numerous fireballs and like what happened when it was slashed by that Ice Snow Mantis, would immediately counterattack. However, this Wind Spirit Eagle’s head was pierced through by Nangong Yuqing’s Magical Treasure Fragment. Its chest were slashed by the two machete-like forelimbs of the Ice Snow Mantis. As for its feathers, they were almost all used up to fend off the other Ice Snow Mantises. Its appearance was now like a naked chicken.
Wei Suo had cast over ten Fireball Talismans toward this naked chicken at once. Thus, this powerful demonic beast that would, in normal times, easily kill Wei Suo, have become a roasted chicken. Not a single breath remained in it.
Guarding the narrow exit, Wei Suo once again cast numerous Fireball Talismans. After casting about twenty or so Fireball Talismans in succession, the Ice Snow Mantises that were lucky enough to survive the Wind Spirit Eagle’s onslaught were all finished off by Wei Suo.
The two enticing Jade Cloud Mushrooms were emitting charming aromas.
Overjoyed, Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing glanced at each other. Right when the two of them were planning to pluck those two Jade Cloud Mushrooms, they suddenly heard noise coming from the cave behind them. A crisp and melodious voice that contained surprise sounded. “The battle’s actually over?”
“Are you kidding?” Wei Suo had only turned his head around. However, he was immediately struck dumb. The person who had a depressed expression standing in the cave behind them was the girl that left him a very strong impression, that perky butted little beauty.