Published at 19th of November 2020 09:29:09 PM
If Li Qingshan had used some kind of trick to defeat Strongboulder, everyone would have found it much easier to accept . However, he had taken Strongboulder on in his greatest aspect, defeating him with sheer strength and force . Not only had he endured the terrifying attacks, but he had even forcefully destroyed Strongboulder’s so-called indestructible defence .
All of the night roamers shut their mouths firmly, no longer uttering a single word of nonsense anymore . Suddenly, they realised that this daemon might actually become their ruler in the future . If they wanted to continue living underground, they had to be modest and courteous to the powerful .
Ye Mingzhu’s eyes glowed . If she swore loyalty to him, could he really make her ambition come true?
The Spider Queen’s laughter broke the silence . This brutal battle at close quarters suited her tastes perfectly . Ever since he had come underground, it had been a lot more delightful . And, he would definitely be one of the most important Daemon Generals under her command in the upcoming conflict .
Bloodshadow became more and more uneasy . If he allowed him to continue developing like this, he would definitely become a huge issue, stealing the Spider Queen’s favour away from him . He could not allow this to happen!
“Master’s invincible!” Ye Liubo was crazed, and her face had become pink . Her impressive chest heaved up and down as she felt utmost glory .
Li Qingshan sucked in a deep breath and transformed back into humanoid form . He twisted his neck and produced a series of cracks . It was not obvious, but his body was close to collapsing . If it were not for the constant support of the Strength of the Earth, he would have given way a long time ago . And, if it were not for the power of shockwaves, he had no chance at defeating Strongboulder .
However, all of this was within his plans . He was not a ruffian who would put his life on the line once he became carried away . Instead, he was a true warrior, a natural warrior . With just a single thought, all of his movements would be imbued with all the battle tactics and strategies available .
“You- you- you!”
With a great rumble, Strongboulder descended from above, landing in front of Li Qingshan . He radiated with a furious aura, becoming even larger than before . He was like a volcano on the brink of eruption . Li Qingshan happened to be standing before the volcano, such that he could be swallowed by it at any time . However, as the violent wind swept up his scarlet long hair, he remained unfazed .
“You’ve lost,” Li Qingshan said . He glanced at Strongboulder with his scarlet eyes . “Are you discontent?”
Li Qingshan did not use any despicable tricks or crafty schemes . He used strength to defeat him and aura to overwhelm him . Only when he said that did he feel the shattering pain of his body, which had also culminated .
“How satisfying! It’s been a very long while since I’ve been so satisfied! I have lost this time . I recognise your strength, but I’ll definitely defeat you in the future!”
“You won’t have that opportunity . ” Li Qingshan raised his head with a smile, staring straight at Bloodshadow, who perched upside down from a stalactite . Then he said, “Ma’am Spider Queen, please give me a moment to rest and recover daemon qi . I’ll fight Bloodshadow after that . ”
“Be quick!” Spider Queen Lolth urged . With a flick of her finger, an item landed in Li Qingshan’s hand .
“What’s this?” Li Qingshan stared at the item in his hand . It was only palm-sized, and it was crystalline, like a mushroom sculpted from white jade . The mushroom was small, but it was filled with spiritual qi greater than any spiritual herb Li Qingshan had seen before . He had no idea just how old it was .
“That’s a Spiritual Jade mushroom . It can heal your wounds and recover your daemon qi . ”
Bloodshadow’s face became even more warped . His plan to take advantage of him while he was weakened fell through, but he was unable to resent anyone at all .
Clearly, the Spider Queen did not want to see a suspenseless battle . It was basically a bestowment to Li Qingshan for all the delight he had brought her .
“Thank you for bestowing me with this, ma’am Spider Queen . ”
Li Qingshan immediately crossed his legs and sat down, ingesting the Spiritual Jade mushroom . Immediately, a clear, cool aura pervaded his body . He was refreshed wherever it passed by, such that even his body felt slightly lighter .
In just a while, Li Qingshan leapt to his feet, brimming with energy . He felt like he had slept for three days and three nights . His mind was clear, and not only had all of his daemon qi recovered, but there was even more than before .
“Bloodshadow, are you bold enough to face me in the air?” Li Qingshan flapped his wings of wind and rose up, pointing straight at Bloodshadow .
Everyone was surprised by that . Just earlier, he had used strength alone to defeat Strongboulder on the ground, and now, he wanted to challenge Bloodshadow—someone as swift as lightning—to a battle in the air?
The Spider Queen became even more interested . She felt like her Spiritual Jade mushroom had not gone to waste .
“This guy!” Strongboulder was taken aback before grinning and laughing aloud .
Dragonsnail, who had watched on silently the entire time, frowned . What was he trying to prove?
Li Qingshan was not trying to prove anything . He just wanted to win!
Defending tenaciously on the ground would make him undefeatable, but he would be unable to defeat Bloodshadow either . It would definitely be his loss when it came to a prolonged battle, as he would probably be the one to run out first due to their difference in daemon qi .
Once he depleted his daemon qi, he would not be able to use his innate abilities either, so being so-called “undefeatable” would turn into a joke . It would only become “unwinnable” .
Li Qingshan’s body was tough, but he was unable to rival Strongboulder . Strongboulder had transformed from a strange rock in the first place, so “toughness” was his very nature . He lacked the power to incite battle intent like the Rock of Slaughter, so Bloodshadow could treat him cautiously and avoid becoming entangled with him . If he replicated Strongboulder’s tactic blindly, he would be reduced to a plaything of the opponent .
By then, he would be getting ahead of himself even if he wanted a tie . Many of the times, tactics that seemed clever were actually dangerous traps . This was not a lack of understanding on Ye Mingzhu’s part either . Normally speaking, this was already the battle tactic that could make him last the longest .
There was a saying from his past life, “Among all the martial arts in the world, only speed is indomitable . ” This was no different in the cultivation world . Even without his innate abilities, Bloodshadow’s speed was already a huge problem . Combined with his reactions, this problem became completely irresolvable . Weak mongooses were able to toy with or even prey on venomous cobras because their reactions and speed were slightly faster .
In actual battle, being just slightly faster could make all the difference in the world . To Li Qingshan, this battle was destined to be much more difficult .
In order to overcome this obstacle, Li Qingshan had chosen to take on Strongboulder in a direct confrontation . Originally, victory should have come much more easily if he used his advantages of speed and being able to ignore the Rock of Slaugther’s influence .
It was exactly with this difficult battle that he roused his fighting spirit and made the tiger demon break through to the third layer . He did this to increase his speed and reactions and make his two abilities even stronger . Only then did he have a chance at winning .
From this perspective, Strongboulder’s power from the Rock of Slaughter had instead assisted him . That was why Li Qingshan had specially reminded Strongboulder to activate this power before the “game” began .