Chapter 66 – Demonic beasts governing demonic beasts
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Mind Devouring Bugs were level five low-level demonic beasts. However, the gap between a level five demonic beast and a level four demonic beast was greater than the gap between a Divine Sea Stage cultivator and a Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator.
Even the most rubbish demonic beast among level five demonic beasts could beat the crap out of the Single Horned Thunder Viper that had nearly killed Wei Suo. Although Wei Suo currently possessed the Dark Demon Blade, a powerful item, he could, at the very most, only handle a single Mind Devouring Bug at a time. Faced with four ordinary Mind Devouring Bugs, he would definitely be killed. There was no need to mention the situation here with a level five mid-level Mind Devouring Bug Elder.
What caused Wei Suo to feel even more terrified was that the effect of the White Phosphorous Beast’s bone powders were continuously growing weaker. It was evident that the blue light emitted by these four Mind Devouring Bugs had become much duller now. If some more time was to pass and these four Mind Devouring Bugs become completely invisible once more, then it would likely be useless even if two more Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators were to show up if they did not have a couple more Spirit level Magical Treasures.
Seeing that Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu appeared to still want to fight those three Mind Devouring Bugs, Wei Suo who wanted to cry but had no tears, shouted. “For a nobleman to take revenge, ten years is not too late. Seeing that I had endured untold hardships to come save you all, the least you should do is to stop being stupid. Follow me and escape from this place. We can come and find these Mind Devouring Bugs for revenge in the future. Stop standing there trying to throw your lives away, okay?”
While shouting that, Wei Suo had already made his preparation to use the strongest offensive item, the Dark Phosphorus Bone Sword. To his confusion, the Elder Mind Devouring Bug did not directly go to suck the brains out of that black clothed cultivator who had become unable to resist nor did it start attacking Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu. It only stopped in its tracks and appeared to be coldly staring at Nangong Yuqing, Wei Suo and them.
“We could only use that path. Let’s risk our life killing that Mind Devouring Bug first.” Firmly holding the Dark Demon Blade and the Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword in his hands, Wei Suo stared at the Elder Mind Devouring Bug. Right after Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu jumped to his side, he immediately said to the two of them.
Currently, there were a total of three Mind Devouring Bugs at one passageway. As for the other passageway beside the gray clothed cultivator, there was only a single Mind Devouring Bug. Furthermore, the gray clothed cultivator and the square faced burly cultivator had already escaped through the half collapsed passageway. As for the Mind Devouring Bug, it was lying on the lifeless cyan gowned cultivator’s head.
“These Mind Devouring Bugs are so terrifying. Even if it was a single one, it would still be extremely difficult to discover them. Such a dangerous creature, why would you all try to come and kill a Mind Devouring Bug?” After seeing that Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu had understood his intention, Wei Suo asked Nangong Yuqing while leading them toward the half collapsed passageway where the gray clothed cultivator had escaped from.
Nangong Yuqing clenched her teeth and said, “The information that we obtained said that there’s only a single Mind Devouring Bug. Furthermore, although the Mind Devouring Bugs were capable of becoming invisible, their body have a characteristic fishy smell. As long as we are careful, we would’ve been able to detect them. However, I do not know why these couple Mind Devouring Bugs do not have fishy smells.”
“Do not have fishy smell?” Before Wei Suo could ponder what Nangong Yuqing had said, he suddenly heard a miserable shriek that seemed as if one’s little birdy had been stung by a bee. Woosh. The gray clothed cultivator who had clearly ran out of the half collapsed passageway was running back here in an extremely scared manner, as if he was about to crap his pants.
“Fuck! Are you kidding?!” Wei Suo’s eyes became wide open in an instant.
Countless amount of rotten corpses appeared outside of that passageway. From a single glance, there appeared to be at least two to three hundred of them. Furthermore, among these densely packed rotten corpses, there were some with dark green colored bodies. They appeared to be extremely old rotten corpses. It was evident that the Rotten Corpse Bugs that controlled those rotten corpses were also Elder level demonic beasts.
At this moment, Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu finally understood why the Elder Mind Devouring Bug looked to them in a manner as if it had succeeded its task and was not hurried in the slightest.
It was evident that all of the Rotten Corpse Bugs in the underground tomb had been subdued by the Mind Devouring Bugs and had become their underlings.
No wonder Nangong Yuqing and them had immediately been intercepted by the Mind Devouring Bugs after entering the underground tomb. It was obviously because this Elder Mind Devouring Bug was refusing to allow their couple parties to gather together so as to deal with them separately.
A high level demonic beast that was capable of governing low level demonic beasts. This signified that it now possessed a certain amount of intelligence.
For this Elder Mind Devouring Bug to know how to dispatch these Rotten Corpse Bugs in a manner like one dispatching an army, it meant that the intelligence of this Mind Devouring Bug was extremely high. For these Mind Devouring Bugs to not possess their characteristic fishy smell, it was also likely something that this Elder Mind Devouring Bug did.
With this many rotten corpses blocking the path, even if Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu all possessed true Spirit level Magical Treasures on them, it would still take a very long time to kill the rotten corpses to create a path to escape. On top of that, the thing that caused Wei Suo to feel numb in his scalp was that the Elder Mind Devouring Beast’s ability to digest the White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powder was much stronger than ordinary Mind Devouring Bugs.
Currently, the remaining three Mind Devouring Bugs’ bodies still shined with blue light. However, the blue light on the body of this Elder Mind Devouring Bug had already become hazy. With such speed, in less than half an incense worth of time, this Elder Mind Devouring Bug would become completely invisible.
“Boy, you have two choices before you right now.”
At the moment when Wei Suo felt that his life was doomed for, the green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears once again. “The first choice could definitely succeed. You are to find a corner and hide yourselves. After that, immediately cast the Cyan Emperor Gourd and cover yourselves with cyan wood energy. The Mind Devouring Bugs and the Rotten Corpse Bugs are both demonic beasts that perceive others from their aura energy. If you were to cover yourselves with cyan wood energy, all these Mind Devouring Bugs and Rotten Corpse Bugs should consider you as a piece of log and become unable to discover you. Merely, you all cannot move. If you were to move, then with the intelligence of that Elder Mind Devouring Bug, if it was to discover that a log was to move, then you all would definitely be done for. As for the other one, I only have fifty percent certainty of success. The Mind Devouring Bugs and Rotten Corpse Bugs are both demonic beasts that could only move about at night. Demonic beasts like them generally feared daylight. Daylight ought to be able to do a certain amount of damage to some major function of their body. If you were to cast your Burning Sun Treasured Talisman, it might be able to greatly damage them. You could try that and then seize the moment to run. However, due to the fact that there had never been a clear record of it, I also do not know if the Elder Mind Devouring Bug would evolve to a state where it would not fear the daylight anymore. Thus, the second choice is extremely dangerous to begin with.”
“Fuck, to stay here and act like a piece of log? How could that not be dangerous?”
Wei Suo did not wish to stay within this group of Mind Devouring Bugs and Rotten Corpse Bugs. After clenching his teeth, he immediately held the Burning Sun Treasured Talisman in his hand. After that, he quietly said to Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu. “Afterwards, once I activate this technique talisman, the two of you are to charge out with me.”
Right after Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu nodded their head, a lump of blazing light rushed forth from Wei Suo’s hand. It completely covered the half of the tomb chamber that the Elder Mind Devouring Bug was at.
Including the Elder Mind Devouring Bug, all three Mind Devouring Bugs shrieked miserably. Streams of black smoke began to emit from their bodies.
Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu all charged past from underneath the three Mind Devouring Bugs.
A bunch of pitch-black skulls and a black light simultaneously landed on the Elder Mind Devouring Bug’s body. Unreconciled, Wei Suo decided to try to see if he could kill the Elder Mind Devouring Bug with his Dark Demon Blade.
“Holy fuck!” Wei Suo breathed in a mouthful of cold air. The Dark Demon Blade landed on this Elder Mind Devouring Bug’s body. However, it did not manage to pierce through it. Like kicking a rubber ball, it knocked the Elder Mind Devouring Bug flying. Only a shallow wound appeared on the Elder Mind Devouring Bug’s body. Yellow colored blood began to flow out from the wound.
A direct hit from the Dark Demon Blade only managed to create a slight wound on this Elder Mind Devouring Bug. How could Wei Suo dare to stay in this place any longer? He immediately led the road and began to run out of the passageway that the white clothed cultivator had fled to.
At the instant when Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu’s silhouettes disappeared into the passageway, an extremely glaring white light once again shined in the passageway.
Wei Suo had activated the Burning Sun Treasured Talisman again in the passageway in fear of there being Mind Devouring Bugs hiding within it.
“This guy actually also ran out.”
Not long after Wei Suo ran out from the passageway, he immediately saw the gray clothed cultivator running out behind them while almost crapping his pants. Evidently, this Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator was pretty quick-witted. He had seized the opportunity to escape by following Wei Suo.
Fearing that the Mind Devouring Bugs would catch up to them, Wei Suo did not dare to bother dealing with the gray clothed cultivator. He merely led Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu toward an exit that he remembered from the map and ran as if his life depended on it. After all, to Wei Suo, he had already managed to save Nangong Yuqing. The life and death of other people was none of his concern.
The gray clothed Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator did not follow Wei Suo and them. Instead, after escaping from the tomb chamber with the Mind Devouring Bugs, he began running towards another passageway.
“Liu Zhongzhou! What’s going on?”
After running for an unknown period of time, two cultivators suddenly appeared from the ruins before him.
These two cultivators, one among them was wearing a black and white colored eight divinatory trigrams daoist robe. He wore a crest with a chicken blood stone on it. It was a short and stout daoist with two rat-tail like tendril mustaches. As for the other man, he was wearing a yellow gown. It was precisely the level two Heavenly Circuit Stage yellow gowned cultivator.
“Wen Daoge, didn’t you get killed by that brat?” Once he saw the middle aged yellow gowned cultivator, this gray clothed cultivator by the name of Liu Zhongzhou immediately shouted as if he had seen a ghost.
The eyes of the middle aged yellow gowned cultivator with the name Wen Daoge flashed. “Liu Zhongzhou, have you gone mad? What do you mean by me being killed by that brat? Exactly what is going on? Where is Old Daoist Qing?”
“That brat said you’ve been killed by him. Both Old Daoist Qing and Revered Daoist Zixiao had been killed by him. There’s also the Mind Devouring Bugs.” Said Liu Zhongzhou incoherently.
Wen Daoge’s expression took a huge change. With a stern voice, he said, “Who is that brat? Furthermore, what’s the matter with the Mind Devouring Bugs!?”
Being shouted at by Wen Daoge, Liu Zhongzhou finally managed to come back together. He said, “It’s that brat that you and Revered Daoist Zixiao met in the city’s northern district’s market. He killed Revered Daoist Zixiao, Three Rounds Liu, Eagle Eye Han and then, pretended to be Eagle Eye Han’s corpse and killed Old Daoist Qing. He even said that you have been killed by him using Dark Phosphorus Bone Swords! Just then, we were sneak attacked by four Mind Devouring Bugs. Only I managed to escape.”
“What?!” Seven lumps of dazzling brilliance followed an astonishing murderous aura rushed forth from Wen Daoge’s body.
“Wen Daoge, what do we do now?” The short and stout daoist wearing the black and white eight divinatory trigrams gown asked.
Cold light shined through Wen Daoge’s eyes. He looked to Liu Zhongzhou and asked, “What about the people from the Iron Policy?”
Liu Zhongzhou replied. “Only two Divine Sea Stage cultivators escaped with that brat. Before them, the group led by Liu Baiyu had also been completely killed by us.”
“Only the group led by Na Lanbing remained. Currently, we possess three Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators and several Divine Sea Stage cultivators. They are definitely no match for us.” Wen Daoge said coldly. “It’s one thing for one or two of those from the Iron Policy to escape. However, that brat. If we do not torture him to death, it would be impossible to heave my heart’s anger.”
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