Right then, a dark light streaked through the air.
A dark iron basket descended from the skies, trapping the Essence Spirit of the gigantic crocodile within.
The little fox extended its tiny paws with a resolute gaze, seemingly gesturing something.
Instantly, it exclaimed softly and spat out a stream of demonic qi that entered the iron basket.
A ball of flames burned furiously.
Instantly, the iron basket turned red from the heat and shone brightly with a spreading heatwave!
Nine golden lights appeared and shone forth from the holes of the iron basket repeatedly – they emitted a terrifying might with an unusual movement.
The light of the flames surged within the iron basket!
Slamming left and right, the Essence Spirit of the gigantic crocodile shrieked tragically but it could not escape.
It took less than three breaths.
The gigantic crocodile’s Essence Spirit was incinerated into ashes, dying on the spot!
Even up till its death, the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile did not know what happened.
It would not have imagined that in the end, it would be killed by a demon weapon released by a little fox that couldn’t even take on human form yet!
Narrowing his gaze slightly, Su Zimo glanced at that scarlet basket in midair which shone with nine golden beams of light and was secretly stunned.
He had not imagined that the unassuming basket would possess such a terrifying might!
The little fox beckoned with its paws and the nine golden beams of light in midair returned to the iron basket before disappearing.
The red light on the basket faded gradually and once again, it reverted to its black iron pot shape and flew back to the little fox.
The little fox should be elated with the death of the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile after getting its revenge.
However, at that moment, it turned back to look at its mother’s cold and lifeless body, slightly dazed and lost.
Su Zimo sighed gently.
Originally, he had another doubt in his heart.
Since the Scarlet Armored Fiend Demon was a low-level fiend demon and had already cultivated an Essence Spirit, it could make use of Dharmic powers and release demonic arts.
However, right from the beginning, the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile engaged him in melee combat.
Even at its last moment, the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile had not released a single bit of Dharmic powers.
It was until this moment after Su Zimo escaped death that he came to a gradual realization.
The Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile’s Essence Spirit must have been severely injured by the demon fox and had yet to recover – that was the reason for everything!
If the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile was able to use its Dharmic powers and release demonic arts, the outcome would have been worlds apart.
Even with the bronze square tripod and the help of the divine phoenix bone, Su Zimo might not have had the chance to injure the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile severely.
To a certain extent, this was probably the work of fate and due karma.
The little fox made a pseudo bow towards Su Zimo and cried softly, expressing its gratitude.
She was extremely smart.
Although the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile died in her hands, she would not have had the chance to take revenge if not for Su Zimo.
Withdrawing a set of green robes, Su Zimo got dressed and descended on the ground once more.
Although the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile was dead, Su Zimo was not in the best condition.
After receiving two consecutive punches from the Scarlet Armored Gigantic Crocodile and a heavy whip from its tail, Su Zimo’s body was aching from top to toe and felt like it was breaking apart.
Gritting his teeth, Su Zimo took a deep breath of air and moved, staggering towards the exit of the cave without time to recuperate.
Xuan Yi and the other two were still in the palace above.
If the cultivators that arrived truly had ill intentions, Xuan Yi and the other two would be in mortal danger!
Stellar Luna Sect was the first to arrive and more than twenty Golden Cores barged into the underground palace. Without concealing their tracks, they charged right in and saw the medicinal field in front before long.
“What a rich medicinal fragrance!”
“There’s so many spirit herbs that are over 10,000 years old in this massive medicinal field. Our trip wasn’t wasted at all!”
“Look! It’s a 10,000 Year Vermilion Fruit!”
The eyes of everyone from Stellar Luna Sect lit up with a fervent gaze.
“It’s about to ripen! We’re just in time!”
A Stellar Luna Sect cultivator remarked in a fawning manner, “In my opinion, Senior Brother Qian is the only one in the Tianhuang North Region qualified to get his hands on this 10,000 Year Vermilion Fruit.”
Qian Xinyu’s hands were behind his back and he had a relaxed attitude. Although he was greatly pleased upon hearing that, he merely smiled without saying anything.
Suddenly, a cold sneer sounded from the darkness.
A series of specter-like figures walked out. Although there were only eight of them, each of them let out an aura of extreme danger that sent chills down one’s spine!
“Senior Brother Qian, their leader is the paragon of Shadowless Sect, Mo Xiaofeng!”
Qian Xinyu replied calmly, as though he had already expected this.
Smirking coldly, Mo Xiaofeng said with a scoff, “Qian Xinyu is the only one in the Tianhuang North Region qualified to get his hands on the 10,000 Year Vermilion Fruit? What brazen words! Aren’t you afraid of biting your tongue?”
Qian Xinyu smiled faintly and rebutted, “What do you have in mind, Brother Mo?”
Mo Xiaofeng replied coldly, “I’m merely giving a kind reminder that you’re not qualified to be regarded as the best of the younger generation in the Tianhuang North Region!”
“How dare you compare yourself with our Senior Brother Qian?!”
“Hmph, the Golden Core phenomenon that Senior Brother Qian cultivated is ranked 92 on the Phenomenon Ranking. What are you?”
Many Stellar Luna Sect cultivators shouted.
Snickering, Mo Xiaofeng replied, “If it comes to a death bout, we don’t know who will stand out just yet.”
The moment he said that, the atmosphere between Shadowless Sect and Stellar Luna Sect turned extremely tense, as though a massive battle could break out at any moment!
Right then, a long laughter sounded, brazen and unbridled.
“How can I miss out on such a happening situation?”
When he heard that, Mo Xiaofeng’s expression changed.
Qian Xinyu who was initially calm frowned with a wary look in his eyes as well.
More than ten Golden Cores with flaming red robes entered the underground palace.
Their leader was a tall and dignified man who strode over in huge steps. Emitting a scorching hot aura, he was none other than the paragon of Blaze Columbus Valley – Wang Yan!
Qian Xinyu’s Golden Core phenomenon, Solar Luna Stellar Lumen and Wang Yan’s Raging City Blaze were both in the Phenomenon Rankings!
Furthermore, Raging City Blaze was ranked 89, slightly higher than Solar Luna Stellar Lumen.
“Very good, very good!”
Sweeping his fervent gaze across the crowd, Wang Yan nodded with a raring battle intent. “Since everyone’s here, I’ll declare that the medicinal field and 10,000 Year Vermilion Fruit are both mine! Anyone who disagrees will be suppressed by me!”
Mo Xiaofeng harrumphed coldly. “Aren’t you afraid of dying from your greed?”
“Brother Wang, there’s an order to things,”
Qian Xinyu shook his head gently and remarked indifferently, “Stellar Luna Sect was the first to discover the medicinal field and Vermilion Fruit.”
Wang Yan burst into laughter and pointed to three people beside the medicinal field. “Qian Xinyu, stop pretending to be righteous. If you want to talk about order, the three of them are the first to discover this place. What has it got to do with you?”
Xuan Yi and the other two had been at the side of the medicinal field the entire time.
However, after the Golden Cores of Stellar Luna Sect, Shadowless Sect and Blaze Columbus Valley entered the place, they were arguing about how they should split the medicinal field and were completely oblivious to the three of them.
It was at this moment that everyone’s attention gradually focused onto Xuan Yi and the other two.