Chapter 1415: The Old Snake Appears
The Class 8 expert of the firefinches pursued Nubis as he fled. The two of them both used Spatial Force, so they moved extremely quickly. Their figures flashed through space as faint blurs, disappearing in the horizon in the blink of an eye.
The Class 8 firefinch had already reached the level of Saint Kings on the Tian Yuan Continent. He possessed a great mastery over space through his comprehension of the mysteries of the world. Both his control over Spatial Force and the energy within him was incomparable to a peak Class 7 Magical Beast, but today, he found it extremely difficult to catch up to the peak Class 7 Silver Striped Rainbow Snake in front of him.
Although the Golden-Striped Silver Snake moved at speeds much slower than him, whenever he pulled up to the snake, the snake would shine with golden light and his speed would immediately skyrocket, reaching an believable level. It would pull far ahead in just the blink of an eye, preventing the Class 8 expert from catching up no matter how much he tried.
He had tried to freeze the space around the snake numerous times in an attempt to immobilize Nubis, but to his surprise, the snake was like a slippery worm, where even frozen space could not trap it. With a squirming motion, the snake would easily break free of the frozen space and continue on without slowing down at all.
He had considered using Space Gates, but Space Gates were only a convenience for traveling and not for pursuing a specific target. The target could change direction beforehand when it sensed the ripples in space and run off. By the time he had emerged from the Space Gate, the target might have already disappeared into the horizon, so Space Gates were ineffective for chasing people down.
When Nubis glowed with golden light again and exploded with speed, pulling far away from the firefinch, the Class 8 expert finally became angry. His face became extremely dark. He felt ashamed that it was so difficult to catch up to a peak Class 7 Magical Beast. He was an expert at Class 8 and felt that his dignity as a Class 8 Magical Beast had been severely trampled over.
"Hmph, you sure are worthy of being a Golden-Striped Silver Snake. Your fleeing secret technique really is very powerful, where I am unable to catch up to you in a short amount of time. However, you must consume a lot of energy when you use this type of secret technique. It's impossible for you to last very long, so I'd like to see just how much further you can flee," the Class 8 firefinch grumbled inside with gritted teeth.
Nubis seemed like he was in a desperate flight, but through his eyes, he was completely relaxed. He did not view the Class 8 expert behind him with any importance. Instead, he was even in the mood to admire the scenery around him as he fled.
He suppressed his strength to the peak of Class 7, but he was still a Class 9 Magical Beast after all. How could a mere Class 8 Magical Beast catch up to him?
An hour later, Nubis passed by a large tribe and came to a halt. He gazed down and his eyes immediately lit up. He opened his mouth and spat out a dense cloud of venomous gas before continuing on without even looking back.
Behind him, the Class 8 firefinch whistled through the air with his tremendous presence. He did not stop at all, charging after Nubis.
At the same time, a furious, ground-shaking roar rang out from the large tribe below. The ground cracked open and a huge bear over thirty meters in height climbed out. It was covered with spotless, snow-white fur, standing there like a small mountain.
The bear stood in Nubis' venomous gas and looked at the groups of clansmen who had collapsed. His eyes immediately reddened, and he roared at the sky. He turned into a white stream of light and pursued Nubis. His body underwent a transformation as well, changing from a huge, white bear into a four-meter-tall, burly man in just a few seconds. He radiated with a tremendous presence since he was also a Class 8 Magical Beast.
In just the blink of an eye, Nubis had fled for two days and the Class 8 Magical Beasts pursuing him had increased from two to five. He had only come across these magical beasts after running across quite a fraction of the continent and he managed to offend all of them. However, without any exception, they were unable to catch up to Nubis no matter what they did.
Nubis did not fight against the magical beasts and instead lead them all over the continent. Wherever he passed by, he would shock all the magical beasts and cause a great disturbance. The news of five Class 8 Magical Beasts pursuing a single Golden-Striped Silver Snake spread rapidly as well, crossing the entire continent very soon.
If Nubis only assumed his original form and exposed himself on the continent, it would lead to a commotion as well, but it would not be as great as five Class 8 Magical Beasts pursuing a single Class 7 Magical Beast,
This was because Class 8 Magical Beasts themselves were moving centers of attention. They would catch the eyes of people no matter where they went, let alone five of them trying to hunt down a Class 7 Magical Beast that was not as powerful as them.
Let alone now, this had never happened in the history of the continent. It would still be reasonable if there were several peak Class 7 Magical Beasts pursuing a heavily-injured Class 8, but the other way around was just far too unbelievable.
In a swamp covered with poisonous gas over ten million kilometers away from Nubis, a gold-robed old man currently sat in a dank, dark cave as he cultivated. The old man's skin shone with a faint, golden color. Although his appearance was not particularly eye-catching, he had a dignified bearing, clearly groomed from being of high status.
Suddenly, the old man slowly opened his eyes. He stared outside with his deep eyes. His gaze seemed to be able to pierce the obstruction of the rocks, allowing him to see the distant Beast God Hall. His eyebrows furrowed with some worry.
"I wonder if the battle between the Beast God Continent and the World of Forsaken Saints has ended and how the battle ended. I may have vaguely sensed the return of many Class 8 Magical Beasts over the past few days, but there are just far too few compared to the number that had left."
"Back when the peng emperor called on all the Class 8 Magical Beasts in his territory to defend the Tian Yuan Continent from the invasion of the World of Forsaken Saints, he swore to put his life on the line to protect our world, but according to what I know, the World of Forsaken Saints is just far too powerful. They might not achieve victory even if the four races work together. I may be at the peak of Class 8, but even I am not completely confident I could survive this battle. As a result, I chose to leave my nest and hide in this obscure place by myself, escaping from the peng emperor's summoning. I wonder if the peng emperor has returned or not and if he has discovered that I deserted the battle against the foreign world. If he finds out and looks into it…"
The old man thought inside. He felt very uneasy, because he was one of the people specifically named by the peng emperor for the battle against the foreign world. However, he worried that he would die, so he had not participated.
At this moment, a small, skinny old man appeared silently outside the cave like a ghost. He said with a hunched back, "Ancestor, it's rumored that a peak Class 7 Golden-Striped Silver Snake has appeared on the Beast God Continent and is currently being pursued by five Class 8 experts!"
The old man in the cave immediately flickered with golden light when he heard that. He suddenly stood up and arrived outside the cave excitedly. He stared at the small old man fixedly with a venomous gaze and hurriedly asked, "Are you sure? A peak Class 7 Golden-Striped Silver Snake has appeared outside?"
"Ancestor, that was what I heard, but I did not confirm the rumor. However, I've already sent people to investigate the truth of this matter and believe that they will report back very soon," the skinny old man politely replied. However, as soon as he finished speaking, his face suddenly changed. He removed an ancient piece of jade from his Space Ring, and with a flash, a piece of information was delivered through the jade.
"Ancestor, the people I've sent have already investigated this rumor completely. The matter is completely true," the skinny old man immediately confirmed. His voice bore a sliver of joy.
The golden-robed old man was overjoyed. He chuckled aloud, "Good! Good! Good! Heaven must be on my side. I never thought that a Golden-Striped Silver Snake would appear at a time like this and that it would be at the peak of Class 7. I've been stuck at the peak of Class 8 for many years now, only requiring a single step to reach Class 9. If I devour the essence of that little snake, I might end up breaking through to Class 9. At that time, would there still be any need for me to fear the peng emperor and hide here?"Chapter Notes:
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