Chapter 1413: The Fall of a City
The two human-form Class 7 Magical Beasts of Cloud-scattering City had been cultivating in seclusion deep underground. They immediately roused from their cultivation when they sensed something had happened to the city. They left their underground location in a single moment and silently appeared in the sky.
Class 7 Magical Beasts were equivalent to Saint Rulers on the Tian Yuan Continent. Even on the Beast God Continent, they were experts who could dominate an entire region, so the two Class 7 Magical Beasts were like the protector gods of the city. Many frightened magical beasts calmed down when they saw the two of them appear.
The strongest magical beasts in the city were only Class 6, so they admired and trusted the Class 7 Magical Beasts from the bottom of their hearts. Even though they could sense that the golden snake who had produced the venomous gas was not weak, the snake had not assumed a human form, so many of them believed that the snake was not Class 7. They assumed that its venom was just potent.
As a result, a few magical beasts stopped fleeing when the two Class 7 Magical Beasts appeared. They stopped in the distance to watch, believing that the two Class 7 experts would be able to easily slay their opponent.
"A beast of antiquity, a Golden-Striped Silver Snake!" The two Class 7 Magical Beasts' eyes became fixated on the huge golden snake. Their eyes narrowed by an undetectable amount while they softly exclaimed at the same time.
Beasts of antiquity possessed extraordinary statuses on the continent. They often represented great potential and incomparable strength. No one was their opponent while on the same level of cultivation, and they even possessed the power to challenge those stronger than themselves.
There were countless magical beasts on the Beast God Continent, but beasts of antiquity were almost mythical existences. Without any exception, every appearance of a beast of antiquity would shake the continent. This was because these magical beasts would definitely be able to reach Class 8 if they matured successfully, having even a tiny chance at reaching Class 9. They were invincible among their own level of cultivation and only other beasts of antiquity could pose a threat to them.
However, the eyes of the two old men became filled with greed. The gazes they used on the huge snake underwent consequent changes, looking at the snake as though it was not a venomous Golden-Striped Silver Snake but a huge treasure.
"If I slay this Golden-Striped Silver Snake and consume its flesh, drink its blood, and devour its monster core, there'll be an extremely great chance at mutating, so I can become even more powerful. It will lead to an even greater future for me." At this moment, similar thoughts crossed the heads of both magical beasts. Their breathing became much more rugged as soon as they considered that before them was a good chance at mutating.
Without saying much, the two magical beasts struck out together. Their eyes burned with desire, wanting to kill the Golden-Striped Silver Snake in the shortest amount of time possible.
The two old men silently appeared before the snake, and with a thought, they used Spatial Force to freeze the space there in a single moment to immobilize the snake. Afterward, their hands turned into claws, which swept across the snake's head in a single flash. They tried to kill the snake in the simplest most efficient way possible.
The snake was obviously Nubis. Nubis did not let out any of his presence and had appeared in his original form, which was why the two Class 7 Magical Beasts had failed to see his strength that had been suppressed to the Ninth Heavenly Layer. They treated him as a Class 6 Magical Beast.
Nubis sneered at them. With a slight tremor of his long body, the frozen space immediately shattered, unable to stop him at all. Afterward, his long body suddenly moved. He traveled extremely quickly, tightly wrapping around the weaker Class 7 Magical Beast in a single golden flash before he could react. Afterward, he opened his mouth and bit the other magical beast. With a crack, the magical beast's arm was bitten off by Nubis.
The peak Class 7 Magical Beast produced a grunt of pain. His face immediately paled as he retreated with lightning-like speed while in disbelief. His gaze toward Nubis was filled with shock.
The blood where his missing limb rapidly blackened. Not only had Nubis bitten off his arm, he had injected his body with venom. The venom caused the magical beast to helplessly tremble.
"Y- you're not Class 6, but Class 7 and at the peak of Class 7!" The magical beast cried out. Only now did he suddenly understand that the snake before him was not as weak as he had imagined. His strength was something he could not handle.
Nubis smiled. He did not assume a human form, but he spoke human tongue, "You're right. I, the great Nubis, have stopped being Class 6 Magical Beast long ago, but you learned that too late unfortunately."
The peak Class 7 Magical Beast's face changed drastically. Without any hesitation, he suppressed the venom within him, abandoned the city he had invested several years in and began to flee.
Nubis did not pursue him. He stared coldly and ruthlessly at the other magical beast that he had wrapped around and his body tightened suddenly. Twisting like a meat-grinder, the Class 7 Magical Beast was forcefully squashed to death, his bones obliterated.
Bang! Suddenly, the magical beast's head exploded and his soul emerged. He fearfully flew off into the distance in a flash.
However, a golden light flashed before he could escape far. Nubis' tail cut through the air from afar, catching up to the fleeing soul in a single moment. Being struck, the soul immediately dispersed, killing the expert completely.
The venomous gas had already engulfed a small portion of the city. It expanded even further under the slight breeze, and in the distance, all the magical beasts stood there stunned as they gazed at the sky. Shock filled all their eyes. The two powerful Class 7 Magical Beasts had actually been beaten into retreat so quickly. One of them fled while the other one had died, astounding all the magical beasts in the city.
Suddenly, a roar filled with fear rang out. A three-meter-long, cat-like magical beast covered in scales had cried out and fled into the distance as quickly as it could.
All the other magical beasts in the city returned to their senses. All of them fled for their lives, pushing their speed to their limits. A series of heavy footsteps rang out from below.
"From today on, this city no longer exists. This place will become a part of my vast territory. Remember my name! I am the beast of antiquity, the Golden-Striped Silver Snake, the great Nubis!" Nubis did not hunt all of them down and instead laughed aloud in the sky. He remained in his snake form and did not turn into a human.
"A beast of antiquity, it's actually a beast of antiquity…"Chapter Notes:
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