Chapter 126 – Star Spirit Snake
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
Tang Tian stared at the Star Spirit snake in front of him. After the previous encounter, Tang Tian was constantly brooding over it. He did not expect that he would still chance upon it, and he was currently high spirited.
“Hey, little snakey snakey! The last time you were lucky, today you won’t be so lucky!”
Tang Tian stared at the snake, without blinking, his mouth smirking.
The star spirit beast, as though seeing its archenemy, coiled its body into one rising bundle, the snake head raised up, its cold snake eyes staring straight at Tang Tian.
“Let’s start with you!”
Upon saying that, his leg released strength which cause his feet to sink into the soil, like an arrow shooting off from the bow, his entire body rushed towards the Star Spirit Snake.
The Star Spirit Snake’s whole body suddenly released cold air, an ice cold brilliance rose up from beneath the ground, ‘shua’, appearing in front of Tang Tian.
Tang Tian’s heart trembled, he tiptoed, his body dodged aside. The brilliance swept past his body, and the ice cold tip provoked his entire skin to have a layer of goosebumps.
It was the snake tail!
Tang Tian’s heart bore some misconception, the attack of the snake tail was like a sword expert, the sword tip poking. Thinking about what Bing said, these Star Spirit Beasts had fused with the ancient spirit general pieces, and gained the martial techniques of the broken pieces.
The snake tail was stretched taut like a sword, and in the air it actually suddenly became soft again, like a mace, it rolled towards Tang Tian’s neck.
Tang Tian lowered his head, Hu, the snake tail swept past the roof of his head.
Tang Tian had already closed the gap to the Star Spirit Snake, he clenched his fist, True Power vibrating, ‘weng’, the surrounding air immediately became chaotic.
The Star Spirit Snake did not expect that the surrounding air would suddenly vibrate and become chaotic, all the vibrations through the air, transmitted into its body. Although the vibrations were not enough to cause hurt to it, it broke its tempo.
This was Tang Tian’s new discovery.
He could now use the surrounding 10 metres of air to release vibrations, forming a vibration loop. As long as the opponent was inside the loop, he would be affected. To a close quarters combat expert like Tang Tian, it was an exceptionally good trick.
In the short period of its confusion, to Tang Tian, it was a good chance.
Shua shua shua!
Three Palmar Moon Knife rays attacked the snake’s body.
Tang Tian’s vibrations had already combined with his other martial techniques. Like his current Palmar Moon Knives, which were like violently vibrating sharp razor blades, power rising a level.
The snake scales splashed everywhere, and three extremely thin wounds appeared on the snake’s body.
The Star Spirit Snake retreated in pain and immediately spat out a cold mist, which immediately wrapped around its own body. Tang Tian only felt a bone chilling aura, this cold qi, was like needles, and continuously pierced into his body.
If not for the Blue Peacock that was blocking them, his entire body would have become a block of ice!
The strange cold mist rapidly corroded the feathers on the Blue Peacock, in the blink of an eye, the Blue Peacock had a layer of frost.
“Ha ha! I knew you would use that!”
Tang Tian was proud of himself, since he had decided to begin opening the passage, the first thing that Tang Tian thought of, was how to break the the Star Spirit Snake’s mist.
A transparent ball of light appeared at Tang Tian’s left hand.
After Tang Tian’s comprehension of the vibrations became even deeper, the vacuum ball became very easy to manipulate. The vacuum ball was big as a wicker basket, much bigger compared to last time.
The vacuum ball broke, siiii, the surrounding mist frantically bubbled.
Tang Tian’s left hand was like a big mouth, constantly sucking in the cold air. The mist rapidly became smaller, and once again revealed Tang Tian and the Star Spirit Snake, while on Tang Tian’s left hand, was an ice ball.
Who knew even with the partition of True Power, Tang Tian’s hands were close to being numb. He quickly threw the ice ball far away, the ice ball was thrown in a parabola shape, landing around 100 metres away, and crumbled into pieces. Once it landed, a dense ice layer was formed.
The snake tail was taut like a sword, and chopped sideways.
Tang Tian noticed that the cold qi surrounding the Star Spirit Snake had lessened a lot, seems like the mist was also not infinite for the snake.
Facing the chop, Tang Tian did not dodge.
He extended his fists to block.
A burst of large energy was transmitted, Tang Tian’s body did not move, although the chop was sharp, compared to the 11th bronze figure of the The Chamber of the Eighteen Bronze Figures, the force was still lacking a lot.
The snake tail was raised high as Tang Tian took the chance to get closer.
The fist was enveloped by ripples of waves as it knocked against the snake’s body. Slap, the sound was not loud, but the snake shook. The spot that Tang Tian’s fist hit resulted in innumerable cracks like a spider web.
All the ripples and strength the fist accumulated was super strong, as it rippled through the opponent’s body. Even those lousy bronze people who had no instincts would freeze for a minute.
All battles in The Chamber of the Eighteen Bronze Figures taught Tang Tian that if you hit the opponent with your first fist, then do not miss the second chance of attacking!
The snake coiled up without any flaws.
Without saying a word, Heavenly Dragon Energy followed the cruise of his fist and crashed into cracks between the snake’s body.
Bang! It was just as if the crack was being stuffed by a huge firecracker and exploded.
And at that point, the Star Spirit Snake finally recovered from the freezing caused by the ripples, and roared. It bounced up and dragged its tail, lifting it up as if it were a gigantic sword, chopping its way through!
Tang Tian felt his vision went blurry as it was completely blocked by the gigantic snake. His heart skipped a beat as he scurried off for shelter.
A gush of spectacular energy came through as he flew out.
In the past, if Tang Tan saw such a situation, he would most probably be lost. But within the Chamber of the Eighteen Bronze Figures, he was at a disadvantage, he had received beatings, et cetera, and that was normal. So now, the most important thing was not to give his opponent an opportunity to attack continuously.
Tang Tian, who was in mid air, lowered himself forcefully to stabilise his body. From the corners of his eyes, he saw the huge devouring mouth of the Star Spirit Snake. Like a catastrophe, it was coming right at him.
It came through as fast as a lightning. Almost in the blink of an eye, and it was standing in front of Tang Tian.
The big, blooded and fishy smelling mouth pounced towards Tang Tian.
Tang Tian smirked all of a sudden. Halfway through in mid air, he cruised along to the snake’s mouth and forced himself to lower his body and brandish his fist.
Ripples of waves came through as the fist flew right into the Star Spirit Snake’s mouth.
All the ripples gathered rapidly to form a transparent light ball without a sound at the mouth of the snake. And was swallowed down.
In mid air, the Star Spirit Snake’s body started deflating without any warning. The Star Spirit Snake’s eyes constricted and froze!
With a bellow, Tang Tian crossed his arms in front of him. With an armour so glimmering, a layer of faded blue light emerged.
With the inertia, the Star Spirit Snake rammed itself against the ray of blue light that enveloped Tang Tian’s body.
Tang Tian’s vision turned black, and at a very fast speed, he fell backwards.
He flew for about ten metres, before crashing into the floor. After a moment, Tang Tian climbed up slowly. He felt an excruciating pain in both arms as if they were broken.
“This rascal indeed does have a few things up his sleeves.”
Tang Tian held onto both his arms and felt better. After that fall, the Star Spirit Snake seemed exhausted. Tang Tian’s armour radiance seemed dull.
But after eyeing the motionless Star Spirit Snake, he sighed a breath of relief.
If it were not for the Star Spirit Snake’s last strike, it would not have been an easy task to break its defence, for it had a layer of scales.
Although the ripples were getting stronger, it was effective in this aspect. On the contrary, it was not as powerful as the Crane Body. Of course, Tang Tian’s crane power could not get any higher. When it met a stronger enemy, its effect would be smaller.
The vacuum ball exploded in the soft belly of the snake. The rascal’s body was probably being churned into powder.
He walked to the Star Spirit Snake slowly and carefully. But the Star Spirit Snake was not moving even an inch, it was completely lifeless.
This was the first Star Spirit Beast Tang Tian had killed.
Yaya jumped happily and ran over, and when it saw the Star Spirit Snake’s dead body laying there, its eyes lit up. It raised the little bow in its hands and started using the bowstring as a knife to cut up the Star Spirit Snake.
It was fast, and Tang Tian looked on in a daze.
Bing then floated out, rolling his eyes. He had a nonchalant expression: “Although bud spirit generals have a low rank, they are extremely capable. You should pass it the spirit nucleus later, it can get stronger by swallowing the spirit nucleus.”
“Sixth level spirit nucleus!” Tang Tian’s face was in pain.
He realised how poor he was, as most of the things he accumulated were given away. Now, he could only buy things via star rocks and spirit nuclei. Even if Uncle Qian gave him several star rocks, the Shangguan Clan ultimately had only just gotten themselves out of troubles, and must be financially limited too.
“These spirit nuclei will blend together with the ancient martial spirits. It is not pure enough, and we won’t get a good price for it.” Bing explained: “But to Yaya, it is a good product. I remember there was a rascal in the army who mastered keeping such spirit nuclei to feed his bud spirit general. After that, his bud spirit general became super strong.”
“Then, we can’t feed on them, the ancient martial spirit pieces, directly?” Tang Tian asked.
“It seems possible after that, but the bud spirit general must have a certain level of strength before it can do it.” Bing reminiscenced, he was slightly unsure.
“Alright.” Tang Tian shouted towards Yaya: “I’ll leave the spirit nucleus to you, the others belong to me!”
Yaya shouted in joy and started working on it vigorously.
“I wonder how much the leftovers can sell for?” Tang Tian caressed his chin, full of expectancy.
“Do you still have energy to battle?” Bing mocked.
Tang Tian smiled and answered honestly: “I’ll need to rest a day.”
Although the battle was short, it was extreme. His body was aching badly.
“First, sell all those things away.” Bing said: “Since the base is here, you can rest in peace.”
Tang Tian sighed, and sat down to meditate on the battle.
Real life battles and training would never be the same. No matter how extreme it was facing the Chamber of the Eighteen Bronze Figures, it still could not be compared to a real battle. In battles, once he was slightly distracted, he could lose his life.
There was nothing more threatening than death that would make people so focused. No other type of improvement worked as well as life or death fights.
Growing from battles, the results were endless.
In Tang Tian’s eyes, his will to fight rose.
Once he recovered, Tang Tian went back to Three Spirits City, and walked into a random ingredients shop.
“Do you buy Star Spirit Beasts?” Tang Tian asked.
The man heard and studied Tang Tian. His pupils constricted. Tang Tian’s body was still reeking of the Star Spirit Snake’s qi. The man knew he was something incredible, and hurriedly said: “Yup, of course we do. I wonder which level of Star Spirit Beast you managed to hunt?”
“Sixth level, Star Spirit Snake.” Tang Tian did not waste any time bullshitting, and immediately took out all parts of the Star Spirit Snake.
The rascal looked in admiration and said respectfully: “Give me a moment, I will bring in the shopkeeper right away!”