Chapter 71 – Striking it rich
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
A strong white light suddenly shot forth from Wei Suo’s hand, covering the Elder Mind Devouring Bug.
Wei Suo once again activated the Burning Sun Treasured Talisman. The Burning Sun Treasured Talisman that Wei Suo held in his hand started to split apart and turn into dust.
Wei Suo had completely exhausted all of the power contained within the Burning Sun Treasured Talisman.
“Chop off its straw!” shouted Wei Suo. Immediately after, Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu cast their Firefly Flying Blades and pair of black claws at the Elder Mind Devouring Bug’s straw that was smashed onto the direction of the Dark Demon Blade.
Burned by the Burning Sun Treasured Talisman, the Elder Mind Devouring Bug immediately shrunk itself. It was incapable of emitting its gray-black colored brilliance. Sure enough, the defense of the straw it shoots out from its mouth was not as powerful as its carapace. Like a tongue being chopped off by a sharp blade, the straw was chopped off by the Firefly Flying Blades and the pair of black claws.
Yellow blood violently rushed out from the location where the Elder Mind Devouring Bug’s straw was chopped off at. Its entire body began to twitch intensely. It appeared to be in immense pain. Although it did not scream, Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu felt bursts of numbness in their heads from what seemed like an extremely resounding and miserable scream.
As for those rotten corpses that continued to enter into this valley, they too have entered into a panic-stricken state.
Right at this moment, the Elder Mind Devouring Bug who was screaming and bleeding suddenly opened its large mouth. It had opened its mouth wider than any other time in the past. Like a transparent bell, a transparent ripple completely enveloped Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu.
In an instant, the three of them became petrified! They were unable to even move their eye!
At this moment, the other Mind Devouring Bug that was only slightly injured with six shallow cuts from Nangong Yuqing’s Firefly Flying Blades had already reached above the heads of the three of them and opened its mouth.
Both Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu felt blank in their minds. The only thing that they were thinking about was that they would definitely be killed by this Mind Devouring Bug. However, right at this moment, Wei Suo who had been petrified the entire time suddenly started moving!
This Mind Devouring Bug that had its mouth open and was about to extend its straw appeared to have been shocked by Wei Suo moving. It had never imagined that someone would actually be able to move without any restriction when being attacked by their Elder’s awareness attack.
Wei Suo’s hand shook. A sugar bean-like pellet medicine was thrown into the mouth of the Mind Devouring Bug above his head.
As if its throat was suddenly being choked by an enormous fishbone, the eight sucker-filled tentacles were pulled toward its mouth as if trying to grab something out from it. Its bubble-like body fell from the ceiling and landed at a place several feet from Wei Suo.
Once it fell to the ground, the entire body of this Mind Devouring Bug had already turned black. No yellow blood came from its mouth. Instead, streams of black water was rolling out from it.
“I can’t withstand it anymore. You must take care of yourself now.” The green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears. Immediately after, it disappeared.
“Is this guy dead?”
Having no other method, Wei Suo used the Throat Sealing Pellet that he had obtained and tried it out. It actually ended up working. Wei Suo looked over. He saw that the original Mind Devouring Bug that was seriously wounded by Wen Daoge had already fallen to the ground. It appeared that it was already dead. As for that Elder Mind Devouring Bug that was having yellow colored blood spraying out from its mouth nonstop, it seemed to have become terrified of Wei Suo upon seeing that he was undamaged and was now preparing to escape. Seeing this situation, how could Wei Suo possibly allow this Elder Mind Devouring Bug that had nearly taken his life multiple times and forced him to nearly jump down a cliff escape?
Wei Suo immediately took the Firefly Flying Blades from the still petrified Nangong Yuqing’s hand and directly shot them out.
When the six Firefly Flying Blades were shot out, Wei Suo truly feared that this Elder Mind Devouring Bug would display another special ability it might have gotten after leveling up to destroy the Firefly Flying Blades. Although the six Firefly Flying Blades had a huge range, they were still a set of artifacts; if one of the Firefly Flying Blade was destroyed, the remaining five would become useless.
However, after having the straw in its mouth chopped off, it appeared that the damage the Elder Mind Devouring Bug sustained was greater than Wei Suo had imagined. All six of the Firefly Flying Blades ended up slashing its body.
Although the six Firefly Flying Blades only managed to create six tiny scars on its body, they caused this Elder Mind Devouring Bug to fall a bit from the ceiling.
At this moment, Wei Suo naturally wouldn’t be lenient. After the six Firefly Flying Blades returned to him, he immediately shot them out again. They sliced the body of the Elder Mind Devouring Bug once again.
The Elder Mind Devouring Bug that was already falling a bit from the ceiling was knocked back up by the Firefly Flying Blades.
After that, it hit the ceiling and was knocked back down a bit only to receive another shot from the Firefly Flying Blades and knocked back to the ceiling.
With great difficulty, Liu Wu and Nangong Yuqing managed to recover a bit from the awareness attack. Right after they became capable of thinking logically once again, they were nearly choked by their saliva. The two of them saw that that extremely terrifying Elder Mind Devouring Bug was being hit back and forth by Wei Suo like a punching bag.
It seemed that those Rotten Corpse Bugs were all terrified of Wei Suo. Surprisingly, not only did they not advance forward, they instead ran away like waves of water. It seemed that they were trying to run as far away as they could from the guy who had been treating their boss like a punching bag.
After slicing the Elder Mind Devouring Bug for twenty to thirty times in a row and gulping down many bottles of Energy Recovery Medicine, Wei Suo had more or less recovered his True Elemental Energy when he saw that nearly the entire body of the Elder Mind Devouring Bug had been sliced apart. Yellow blood dripped down from all over its body. The eight long tentacle-like legs became completely flat and powerless.
After this Elder Mind Devouring Bug fell to the ground and became motionless, Wei Suo, feeling unsure, sliced it a couple more times with his Firefly Flying Blades. Wei Suo only returned the Firefly Flying Blades to Nangong Yuqing after she and Liu Wu had completely recovered from their petrified state and walked over. After that, he went to pick up the Dark Demon Blade that he had thrown to the side. Only then did he approach the dead beyond dead Elder Mind Devouring Bug.
Looking at the corpses of Wen Daoge, the short and stout daoist, and the four Mind Devouring Bugs, Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, and Liu Wu all felt that they had escaped death.
After all, regardless of whether it was Wen Daoge and the short and stout daoist or the Mind Devouring Bugs, they were all much more powerful than them.
After merely a short moment had passed, Wei Suo became overjoyed. His eyes were shining brightly.
According to what Wen Daoge had said before, there was only a single Elder Mind Devouring Bug in this underground tomb. With the intelligence of this Elder Mind Devouring Bug, if it had four other Mind Devouring Bugs, it would definitely not only bring three Mind Devouring Bugs with it to battle. Thus, this underground tomb ought to not have any more Mind Devouring Bugs.
As long as there isn’t any more Mind Devouring Bugs, then with the power of Wei Suo’s party’s artifacts, it wouldn’t be difficult for them to handle the Rotten Corpse Bugs, however numerous they may be.
Furthermore, Wei Suo had managed to sense that those Rotten Corpse Bugs were extremely terrified of this Elder Mind Devouring Bug and even more terrified of him who had gravely injured and even killed the Elder Mind Devouring Bug. As long as he brings with him the carcass of the Elder Mind Devouring Bug, then even if there was to be Rotten Corpse Bugs appearing before them, he would likely only need to wave around the carcass of the Elder Mind Devouring Bug to cause those Rotten Corpse Bugs to turn and run for their lives.
For these Mind Devouring Bugs, Wei Suo had planned to bring them all with him to begin with. After all, the Mind Devouring Bugs, from their heads to their toes, were all precious materials used for crafting artifacts. A single Mind Devouring Bug was extremely valuable, so valuable that they could be placed in the Spirit Peak City’s auction.
Furthermore, there were these cultivators who were at least level five Divine Sea Stage!
Earlier, many cultivators had died in the tomb chamber. The possessions of those cultivators might even surpass a single Mind Devouring Bug’s value.
For cultivators, murdering another and stealing their possessions was the fastest way to earn Spiritual Stones. Merely, murdering another was generally extremely dangerous to do. It was possible for one to not be able to kill another and be killed instead. Furthermore, if one was to kill someone with a major backing, then one could only wait to be killed.
However, these cultivators were already dead. Only a fool would not take their possessions.
Without talking about anything else, merely that unusual machete that Three Rounds Liu had. Although its offensive might was only that of a half Spirit level artifact, its defensive might was approaching that of a Spirit level artifact. Wei Suo was determined to get that.
Neither Nangong Yuqing nor Liu Wu had any objections of this decision from Wei Suo. After all, their Iron Policy still possessed a group of people that they did not know whether they lived or not. Furthermore, the waxy-yellow complexion cultivator and the others were also friends that had gone through fire and water with them. Neither Nangong Yuqing nor Liu Wu was willing to just leave their corpses here.
After Wei Suo rolled Wen Daoge and the short and stout daoist’s clothings and possessions in an extremely proficient manner and placing them into his Treasure Receiving Pocket, he carefully inspected the map and then proceeded to journey toward that tomb chamber.
“Wahahaha! I’ve struck gold this time!”
Due to the fact that the green gowned old man had completely returned to the Ghost Raising Jar to recuperate and could no longer warn Wei Suo, Wei Suo became even more careful in the journey to the tomb chamber. It took him two entire hours to return to the tomb chamber where they had previously fought in. Before he arrived at the tomb chamber, Wei Suo was even worrying about whether those corpses in the tomb chamber might all have been seized by the Rotten Corpse Bugs. However, right after he entered the tomb chamber, Wei Suo was immediately overjoyed. It appeared that the Rotten Corpse Bugs were not interested in corpses that haven’t been rotten yet. All of the cultivator’s corpses were present. The machete that Wei Suo was most interested in was also lying on the ground unscratched. Merely, three of Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu’s friends have died here too. Unfamiliar with those three people, Wei Suo merely became joyous for a moment in his heart and did not laugh out loud.
“A Spiritual Stones bag, another Spiritual Stones bag…”
Wei Suo would naturally not go and touch the three from the Iron Policy. However, he naturally wasn’t going to be courteous towards Three Rounds Liu and them. As Wei Suo wished to leave this place as soon as possible, he merely rolled up the possessions of these people and picked up the artifacts on the ground. However, when he was stripping their clothes, Wei Suo was able to tell that all of these corpses possessed bags filled with Spiritual Stones.
“It seemed that I should try to do something admirable like being a hero coming to save a beauty more often in the future. This journey was truly not for nothing.”
Upon thinking that the purple gowned old daoist and them had that many Spiritual Stones on them, even if Three Rounds Liu and them only possess an average of a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones on them each, Wei Suo would also have struck it rich after adding on those artifacts.
The thing that caused Wei Suo to be the most joyous and excited was that Three Rounds Liu’s machete that he cared about the most, although a trace of scratch appeared on it after being hit by his Dark Demon Blade, it was not greatly damaged and was still able to be used!
“Who is it?!” Right at the moment when Wei Suo picked up this machete in his hand, the sound of air being split apart sounded from the half-collapsed passageway.
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