The primordial forest was filled with a strong and pungent stench of blood. A bloody mist permeated the branches and leaves of the trees, condensing into drops of blood that slid down quietly.
Amidst the thorns, gravel and branches, ripped corpses were strewn everywhere. All of them died in miserable states, either torn into two or crushed into meat slime and were completely unrecognizable.
That forest had turned into a living hell!
Filled with blood and cruelty, wild beasts roared one after another, causing the ancient trees to shake and the ground to quake!
Su Zimo believed that there were people who regretted it the moment hints of an oncoming massacre were shown.
However, it was already too late for them to want to back out of the primordial forest.
The beasts of the forest had already severed their retreat route completely!
The people remaining were getting fewer and fewer.
Su Zimo witnessed with his own eyes a Nascent Soul cultivator walking right at the front dragged away by a seemingly harmless flower, leaving behind nothing but a momentary tragic cry into silence.
In the forest, even the most basic vegetation was left behind from the primordial era and was extremely terrifying!
The pressure was intensifying.
While Su Zimo was familiar with the rules of survival in a jungle, it was difficult for him to get out alive if even Nascent Soul cultivators could not promise the same.
At that moment, Su Zimo noticed that the gray robed cultivator had suddenly changed directions. No longer following behind the crowd from Heaven Asura Sect and Purple Cloud Sect, he tunneled to another bush.
Su Zimo’s heart stirred as he pondered.
While Heaven Asura Sect and Purple Cloud Sect had Nascent Souls leading the way right now and were extremely strong, they were also a greater target for the primordial beasts!
It would indeed be safer comparatively if he were to take another path right now.
Of course, that was only a relative comparison.
Within that forest, there were dangers everywhere and there was nowhere that was absolutely safe.
Su Zimo’s eyes flickered and he too changed directions, following behind the path of the gray robed cultivator.
Like an anaconda, Su Zimo slithered through the forest and he caught up to the gray robed cultivator before long, following afar from the back.
The gray robed cultivator’s speed wasn’t fast and he would even slow down occasionally.
Furthermore, the gray robed cultivator’s actions were rather odd. He held a folding fan in his right hand while opening his left palm and his thumb kept coming into contact with his other fingers from time to time at an extremely fast speed – it was as if he was calculating something.
What puzzled Su Zimo the most was that despite the tens of thousands of cultivators who had perished in this forest, the person’s face did not show the slightest bit of fear.
That sort of mental fortitude was way too terrifying!
Right then, the gray robed cultivator ahead suddenly paused and hid himself.
Upon seeing that, Su Zimo did not dare act rashly as well. He pressed himself to the ground and awaited with bated breath.
A moment later, a warning flashed in Su Zimo’s mind.
Right after, a large shadow swept past their heads, covering the skies and emitting a ravening aura as it charged towards the direction of Heaven Asura Sect and Purple Cloud Sect at an extremely fast speed.
Su Zimo’s face was pale and he broke out in cold sweat.
It was true that Su Zimo could sense danger ahead of him in this primordial forest using his spirit perception as well.
However, it would be too late by then.
Rising, the gray robed cultivator continued rushing forth.
“That person has some means. If I follow him, I might be able to get out of this forest!”
Su Zimo followed closely behind.
Sure enough, Su Zimo avoided several attacks from the ferocious beasts by following and pausing according to that person!
In Su Zimo’s eyes, that gray robed cultivator suddenly became unfathomable.
Before long, the gray robed cultivator in front turned back suddenly, as if having sensed something.
Going low immediately, Su Zimo hid himself.
The gray robed cultivator swept his glance and paused slightly at Su Zimo’s hiding spot where he smiled meaningfully before turning front and continuing on.
This time round, the gray robed cultivator’s steps were strange as he swept left and right. Suddenly, he burrowed into the forest and disappeared from Su Zimo’s line of vision!
Su Zimo gave chase right away but realized that he had lost track of the gray robed cultivator.
He realized then that his actions had been exposed. When the gray robed cultivator sensed it, he chose to shake Su Zimo off.
Su Zimo gave a faint smile and observed his surroundings carefully before choosing a direction to run after.
Traveling in a forest as such would definitely leave traces.
Others might not be able to see it, but with Su Zimo’s experience of living in a forest, he could find the slightest of traces and determine the direction where the gray robed cultivator had left.
Of course, such a method would decrease Su Zimo’s speed significantly.
A moment later, he looked over and could not help but heave a sigh of relief.
The edge of the primordial forest was not far ahead!
All of a sudden!
Su Zimo’s expression changed starkly as he dodged to the side without a second thought!
A deafening sound rang behind him.
Turning back, Su Zimo gasped and his entire body went cold.
A massive ferocious beast with eight legs and flames burning on its body stood in front of Su Zimo with a feral expression!
An ancient ferocious beast, Divine Pyrospider!
While the Divine Pyrospider could not spit silk, its eight claws were sharper than any weapons out there!
The Divine Pyrospider’s claw had slammed down earlier like a gigantic saber with thorns on it, leaving a deep ravine in the ground!
If Su Zimo had been a half-step slower, he would be split into two!
Given Su Zimo’s cultivation realm, he would be burnt to ashes if he touched any bit of flame on the Divine Pyrospider’s body.
Su Zimo did not dare to linger any longer and turned to flee.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
The Divine Pyrospider chased closely behind at an extremely fast speed, causing sparks to fly everywhere each time its claws swiped across rocks.
Bang! Boom! Boom!
Suddenly, a deafening boom echoed from behind Su Zimo.
Not far behind him, a pitch-black hole appeared beneath the Divine Pyrospider out of nowhere! Dark and deep, it was filled with a piercing killing intent!
A trace of panic flickered through the Divine Pyrospider’s eyes and it wanted to escape.
Suddenly, a massive pitch-black beard of flesh appeared from that hole, coiling around the Divine Pyrospider’s body like a massive anaconda.
A series of ear-piercing screams could be heard from the Divine Pyrospider as it struggled furiously to no avail. In the blink of an eye, it was yanked down into the cave and disappeared from sight.
Su Zimo gulped.
He did not even manage to make out what was inside that hole!
Not far away in the forest, a commotion broke out.
The sound of the footsteps of ferocious beasts filled with killing intent could be heard.
Su Zimo suddenly released his power of blood qi and his body was shrouded with a demonic qi. Releasing Divine Steed Fleeting, he charged in the direction ahead with all his might.
Silver-winged Cicada, Bloodseeking Millipede, Wind-slicing Eagle and many other pure-blooded ferocious beasts were charging over with a murderous intent like devils!
Gritting his teeth, Su Zimo had a resolute gaze.
Finally, his vision cleared up.
Su Zimo had finally gotten out of the primordial forest.
When the many ancient ferocious beasts arrived at the edge of the forest, all of them stopped in their tracks in unison with a tacit understanding. With a look of fear in their eyes, they gradually retreated.