Practically in the instant that Bai Xiaochun raised his head, Bei Hanlie from the North Bank’s five great Heaven’s Chosen smiled faintly. He was naturally handsome, and after he smiled, an extraordinary splendour surfaced in the eyes of many young female disciples from the South Bank.
With a smile on his face, he patted the malevolent and ferocious Nocturnal Beast lying down on its stomach beside him and walked forward. That Nocturnal Beast shook its head and stood up, revealing an otherworldly glow in its eyes.
In the instant that this huge dog stood up, many people from the South Bank immediately cried out in surprise.
When the Nocturnal Beast stood up, its body was more than a zhang tall. Its whole body was thick and robust, apparently containing boundless strength. The huge dog’s skull was massive, and when it exposed its teeth, saliva dripped down from the corner of its mouth. Its black fur stood on end, causing this huge dog to appear even more ferocious than before.
Its four limbs were thicker than a normal person’s thighs, and its bone spurs were clearly visible. With a jump, the huge dog had already leaped onto the arena, and after which, it roared at the skies.
This roar caused sound waves to roll out in all directions, causing the many monstrous beasts beside the North Bank disciples to tremble. It was as though they had met their king and dared not raise their heads.
Bei Hanlei was smiling as he walked up the arena, and his gaze swept across everyone from the South Bank.
“North Bank, Bei Hanlei. I wonder who from our sect am I going to battle?”
Following his words, the saliva from the huge dog beside him continuously dripped down as a merciless, ice-cold glow appeared in its eyes. In this moment, it was evident, even to the naked eye, that its teeth grew slightly longer. If it was anyone else that had seen such a monstrous beast, they would have all lost their will to battle, especially when it stuck its tongue out, making its wickedness exceptionally obvious.
Everyone from the South Bank was silent as they looked at those before them, including both Bai Xiaochun and the others not sent to battle this round. Bai Xiaochun took a look at Bei Hanlie and the huge dog. He rolled his eyeballs and a strange expression appeared on his face. Bai Xiaochun cleared his throat and walked out in a proud manner.
Once he walked out, the gazes of the South Bank disciples behind Bai Xiaochun all focused on him with expectant looks in their eyes. The huge Nocturnal Beast’s eyes were faintly green in colour as its eyes locked onto Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun assumed an expertly look as he raised his chin and walked up to the arena. In the distance, Elder Zhou’s phoenix also seemed to focus its attention on Bai Xiaochun.
“South Bank, Bai Xiaochun!” Just as Bai Xiaochun got onto the arena and announced himself, the Nocturnal Beast suddenly let out a low roar and the merciless look in its eyes turned savage, as though it wanted to swallow Bai Xiaochun.
“Bai Xiaochun? I heard that you came first in the South Bank’s qualification battle this time?” Bei Hanlie took a glance at Bai Xiaochun’s getup, with undisguised ridicule in his eyes.
“You are called Bei Hanlie, yes? I will give you a chance to concede!” The huge dog’s savageness made Bai Xiaochun’s heart shake wildly, but he still maintained the expression of an expert as lofty as the clouds in the sky.
“Concede?” When Bei Hanlei heard Bai Xiaochun’s words, he was stunned for a moment before he looked up to the sky and laughed uproariously as though he had heard a hilarious joke. A savage aura gradually emerged in his eyes.
“Interesting. You are the first outer sect disciple that has dared to talk to me in such a manner in many years.” Bei Hanlie raised his right hand and formed a hand seal to command the Nocturnal Beast.
“Bei Hanlie, this is your final chance to concede. Once I, Bai Xiaochun, have made my move, even I fear what may happen. I advise you… it’s best you don’t force my hand.” Bai Xiaochun sighed lightly as if he was an exceptional expert while he looked at Bei Hanlie under the quiet sky, a trace of sympathy evident in his eyes.
Everyone from the South Bank was flabbergasted in this moment. They looked at Bai Xiaochun and then at Bei Hanlie, particularly at the huge brutish dog. No matter how they compared the two of them, it seemed Bei Hanlie was much more imposing than Bai Xiaochun.
However, Bai Xiaochun’s words involuntarily caused a faint hope to rise in the hearts of everyone from the South Bank. But once they recalled Bai Xiaochun’s misdeeds in the past, everyone in the South Bank became worried.
As for the North Bank, they were all roaring with laughter in this moment and mockery sounded out in an endless stream.
“That fellow must be stupid. Senior Brother Bei is one of the five great Heaven’s Chosen. Even though he is inferior to Gui Ya, Senior Brother Gui Ya too had recognised Senior Brother Bei Han’s strength. Who is this Bai Xiaochun to be so arrogant?”
“Not only does Senior Brother Bei Han’s naturally possess extraordinary strength, but even the Elders themselves unconsciously sing praises about that Nocturnal Beast of his. That Nocturnal Beast is categorised as a king in the beast race. It possesses physical prowess and matchless strength. Its low roar can even shake one’s mind. This Bai Xiaochun… is so small and thin, I reckon that his thigh would be snapped off with a single bite from the Nocturnal Beast!”
“Senior Brother Bei Han is certain to win!”
Bei Hanlie laughed at Bai Xiaochun as a cold glow flashed in his eyes. He had made up his mind, he was determined to lacerate Bai Xiaochun’s flesh as corporal punishment and was persistent in making a layer of his flesh drop no matter what. Bei Hanlie formed a hand seal, raring to go.
“Once I really make my move, even I fear what may happen.” Bai Xiaochun sighed and just as his voice resounded, his right hand suddenly patted his storage pouch and two medicine pills immediately appeared in his hands.
At that moment, Bei Hanlie laughed darkly and pointed with his hand seal. The Nocturnal Beast waiting impatiently by his side immediately roared and rushed straight at Bai Xiaochun.
Bei Hanlie too disappeared from his place with extreme speed, the sun imprint between his eyebrows emitting rays of light as he charged at Bai Xiaochun.
However, in the instant that a human and a beast both charged, Bai Xiaochun’s suddenly shot up and threw a medicine pill straight at the Nocturnal Beast.
A fierce glow radiated in the Nocturnal Beast’s eyes and it growled. It could evade the pill with ease, but unexpectedly, its body paused and its expression change slightly. The Nocturnal Beast actually did not even attempt to dodge and directly swallowed that medicine pill in a single gulp.
After consuming this medicine pill, the huge dog’s body violently shuddered, and in a flash, both its eyes became bloodshot. A loud tremor resounded within its body, from head to toe. Its originally thick and robust body actually swelled up once again in this moment. In the blink of an eye, the Nocturnal Beast had nearly doubled in size!
Even more bones spurred and its teeth grew even longer!
Its saliva flowed out like a river, and above all, in the area between its legs, a stick was now… standing erect!
Its whole body looked so savage at this moment that it was difficult to describe.
Its originally green eyes had turned purple-red, and there was a wicked aura surrounding it. The Nocturnal Beast’s consciousness seemed to become muddled as it scratched the ground with both its claws and lifted its head toward the sky, letting out a strange heaven-shaking and earth-startling roar. The Nocturnal Beast’s howl resounded in all directions, causing all of the outer sect disciples standing outside the arena to suck in a breath from shock.
“That… What was that medicine pill!”
“Something is odd. Why do I feel that this huge dog’s appearance looks somewhat familiar…” The South Bank disciples cried out in surprise.
On the North Bank’s end, everyone were staring with their eyes wide opened at the changes occurring in the Nocturnal Beast after it swallowed the medicine pill. They could tell that the imposingness of the huge dog had increased. Not only did its physical prowess increase, but a certain madness also appeared, causing many North Bank disciples to be pleasantly surprised.
“This medicine pill is actually so effective!”
“It can make monstrous beasts to go berserk!”
This scene shocked many people in the surroundings. Even Bei Hanlie was stunned for a moment and was slightly puzzled regarding the current situation. Even though it was obvious that the Nocturnal Beast had become stronger, he constantly felt that something was wrong even though he wasn’t certain why.
“I advise you once again. Concede.” Bai Xiaochun raised his chin and spoke lightly.
“I originally intended to only break one of your arms and let you off. But since you are trying to play tricks, I will break all four of your limbs in this battle!” Bei Hanlie’s eyes were filled with viciousness. Even though one was not allowed to take another’s life in the Heaven’s Chosen War, but breaking the bones and injuring the muscles was unavoidable. While speaking, Bei Hanlie suddenly rushed out and headed straight for Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun sighed and swung his right hand after raising it up. The Aphrodisiac Pill that he had refined flying straight at Bei Hanlie.
After he had thrown out the medicine pill, Bai Xiaochun’s speed retreated extremely quickly to the edge of the arena. He stood there and nervously paid attention to Bei Hanlie.
Bei Hanlie’s eyes shrunk back into their sockets. He was about to dodge, but this medicine pill crumbled and exploded on its own, turning into powder and enveloping the surroundings. No matter how Bei Hanlie tried to evade, most of the powder stuck onto his body.
The colour of his face changed as he rapidly backed away, thinking that it was a poisonous pill. He hurriedly examined himself, only to realise that there was nothing unusual but just a strange, sweet scent.
He frowned, feeling this was getting weirder and weirder. Just as he was planning to quickly get over with this, he suddenly heard a low growl coming from beside him. He shot a glance from the corner of his eyes and his expression quickly changed.
The Nocturnal Beast that was wailing loudly suddenly turned its head. A wicked aura surrounded it, its eyes glowing red as it unexpectedly locked its eyes on Bei Hanlie.
Fear gripped Bei Hanlie’s heart. Just when he was about to command the Nocturnal Beast, it produced an earth-shaking roar, and the Nocturnal Beast charged at Bei Hanlie, its speed extremely fast. Bei Hanlie couldn’t even dodge in time, and the Nocturnal Beast pounced on him and knocked him on the ground.
“Dammit, you have gone crazy! What are you doing!” Bei Hanlie’s face was dark. As he bellowed out, that huge dog firmly pressed against his back. This Nocturnal Beast had extraordinary strength and now that it had went crazy, Bei Hanlie was incapable of moving in the slightest. An ominous premonition drained the colour from Bei Hanlie’s face.
In this moment, all the surrounding outer sect disciples couldn’t help but slightly lean forward and stare at this scene wide-eyed and their mouths hanging open. The Ancestors and Elders on the terrace directed their eyes at them, and even the Grand Elders observing with their spiritual sense from the peak of the mountain focused their attention as well.
Shortly after, a scene that made everyone suck in a deep breath from the overwhelming shock appeared… following Bei Hanlie’s blood-curdling scream!
“No… No… You! Argh!!!” Bei Hanlie’s blood-curdling scream shook the heavens and moved the earth. A pained expression had surfaced on his face, coupled with an empty look, as if he couldn’t believe what was happening to him. His whole body shuddered, his voice extremely wretched.
“My god! What was that medicine pill? It’s not berserk, it’s… in heat!”
“Senior Brother Bei is actually being done in by his own war beast…?!” All of the North Bank disciples were in an uproar, all of them unable to believe what they were seeing. Most of the disciples were breathing heavily, an unprecedented look of panic and shock filled their eyes.
Bei Hanlie was crazily struggling, his blood-curdling screams continuously echoing out. The wretched screams and the current earth-shaking scene formed a scene without precedent in the Spirit River Sect since ancient times.
Even Gui Ya was watching stunned at this moment, staring as his body shuddered and his eyes opened wide with incredulity.
All of the South Bank disciples had a roar spread in their minds in this moment, chasing away all their thoughts. Shangguan Tianyou was stupefied and felt as though the whole world had become darker. Zhou Xinqi’s face instantly flushed.
Bai Xiaochun who was standing on the arena was also similarly alarmed. This was his first test on the Aphrodisiac Pill in battle. He had never thought that the effects would actually be so astonishing… He looked at Bei Hanlie miserably clawing the floor. He too couldn’t bear watch him and let out a sigh.
“I already said that once I make my move, even I fear what may happen. I advised you so many times, yet you… remained stubborn.” Bai Xiaochun spoke, disturbed and innocent.
“Bai Xiaochun!” At this moment an angry roar echoed throughout the skies. Bei Hanlie’s master had a vicious aura as he rumbled towards them and waved his large sleeve. The huge Nocturnal Beast dog on top of Bei Hanlie’s body immediately had its body picked up and thrown far away. He picked Bei Hanlie who couldn’t bare to face anyone from shame. Bei Hanlie’s master too felt incredulous and absurd, and was unwilling to remain here any longer. He shot a furious glare at Bai Xiaochun and quickly left.
As for Bei Hanlie, the injuries on his body and the wounds in his heart overlapped with one another, causing him to close his eyes before immediately fainting. He didn’t know how he was going to face other people in the future, and that pain made him feel as though this was all a horrible nightmare.
Translated by: Nat