Chapter 202 Absorbing Essence Blood
Long Chen's arm was definitely strong. That stone whistled through the air before it smashed into the Shadow Devil Leopard's head.
It had just been leisurely soaking in the sun's rays on that huge stone and hadn't been wary at all, causing it to be struck head-on.
The powerful force behind his throw caused it to tumble back, a large bump appearing on its head. The Shadow Devil Leopard immediately let out an earth-shattering roar and jumped up, looking around.
"Damn, what a hard head." Long Chen exclaimed inside. A mid third rank Magical Beast really was too terrifying. His full strength strike had been completely useless.
Looking around, the Shadow Devil Leoprd quickly noticed Long Chen. Within an area of several miles, the only living thing present was Long Chen, so it was easy to tell who the attacker was.
Letting out another roar, it quickly charged at Long Chen.
Its speed was so fast that it left behind many afterimages as it travelled, almost seeming like a phantom.
"Crap, I misjudged the distance." Long Chen cursed inside when he saw how fast it was. With that kind of speed, he really was a bit too far from his trap.
Long Chen immediately scampered away at his full speed. He pushed his footwork to the max as he fled towards his trap.
But the Shadow Devil Leopard's speed was just too fast. Long Chen was still a mile away from his trap when it caught up to him.
"Damnit, four legs really are better than two." Long Chen cursed and flung out a blue-colored ball of Pill Flame at it.
The blue flame exploded loudly, giving the Shadow Devil Leopard a fright, causing it to instinctively pause for a moment. That gave Long Chen a chance to breath as he continued fleeing.
But then the Shadow Devil Leopard once more roared and chased after him, this time its speed increasing even further.
Long Chen knew most furred Magical Beasts feared fire. He was afraid if he used his blue flame, that would cause the Shadow Devil Leopard to go on guard.
That was why he had used his Pill Flame as simply an explosive. It was loud, but its power had been weak. It only had the effect of giving it a fright.
Seeing he was approaching his trap, Long Chen was relieved. Quickly rushing over, he pushed his Spiritual Strength to its max, focusing on those daggers.
An even larger ball of flame appeared in his hand at this time. When he stepped past the range of the trap, he threw out that large ball of flame.
A huge explosion rocked the world as the blue flame immediately exploded to become forty meters in diameter, waves of heat surging out of it.
The Shadow Devil Leopard instinctively slowed in front of this blue flame. It was precisely that moment that Long Chen used his Spiritual Strength to release those daggers from the bows.
Six arrows shot out like lightning, flying right at the Shadow Devil Leopard. Its body was so huge that all six arrows hit.
Normally such an ordinary arrow would have difficulty breaking through the defense of a third rank Magical Beast. But even third rank Magical Beasts had weak spots in their defense.
Its weak spot was its abdomen. Its defensive strength was relatively weaker there, so naturally Long Chen had set up his arrows to strike there.
But despite that being its weakest spot, the six arrows only lightly pierced the skin, not even sinking an inch in.
That kind of injury was basically nothing to a third rank Magical Beast. But it was already enough for Long Chen.
After those arrows pierced its body, Long Chen could see with his naked eye that its flesh was turning black. That was the effect of the intense poison's corrosion.
Feeling the acute pain on its abdomen, the Shadow Devil Leopard angrily roared and charged at Long Chen.
Long Chen summoned his divine ring as well as his FengFu Battle Armor. A flame blade appeared in his hands, slashing down on the it.
When the flame blade slashed onto the Shadow Devil Leopard, a terrifying energy sent all the surrounding rocks flying. All the withered grass hundreds of meters around them ignited.
Long Chen felt a berserk energy send him flying. He only stabilized himself dozens of meters away. A charred mark had been left on the Shadow Devil Leopard, but it clearly wasn't a heavy injury.
"How powerful!" Long Chen was startled. Furred Magical Beasts were innately suppressed by fire, but his blue Flame Salamander flame was unable to cause it any harm.
That didn't mean that the Flame Salamander's blue flame was weak, but that his own cultivation base was just too low. His Pill Flame would get stronger in accordance with the quality of his spiritual qi.
In terms of capacity, Long Chen possessed just as much spiritual qi as a Muscle Rebirth expert, perhaps even more. But before entering the Muscle Rebirth realm, his spiritual qi's quality would be far too lacking.
That was like trying to compare cotton thread to a steel wire. No matter how much thread you had, it wouldn't be able to reach a steel wire's strength.
And so Long Chen suffered greatly due to his realm. If Long Chen also stepped into the Muscle Rebirth realm, his blue flame would definitely be able to heavily injure the Shadow Devil Leopard.
The Shadow Devil Leopard suddenly opened its mouth. A black ball slowly appeared and a terrifying pressure locked Long Chen in place.
"An inherited skill!"
Long Chen was shocked. That was just like Little Snow. He knew these inherited skills were Battle Skills transmitted down from the bloodline and were extremely terrifying.
When that black ball had first appeared, it had only been the size of a watermelon, but in just the blink of an eye, it grew several meters wide.
Terrifying pressure caused even the space around it to be crushed. Suddenly space shook as that black ball shot straight at Long Chen.
"Split the Heavens!" Long Chen didn't reserve anything, striking with his full force. The flame blade in his hands explosively grew and slashed down on that ball.
Long Chen's flame blade burst apart and he felt as if he had been smashed by a mountain. He was thrown into the air, vomiting blood.
Crashing into a huge mountain, Long Chen once more spat out more blood, sensing that many of his bones were about to break.
He was completely horrified. This Shadow Devil Leopard was too powerful. Who could possibly resist such power? It was no wonder this place had been called the graveyard of the exiled.
At this moment he finally understood why none of the many peak geniuses had managed to walk out of this place alive.
He really had underestimated this place. If a mid third rank Magical Beast was already do powerful, then just how strong was the late third rank? And even fourth rank Magical Beasts?
When the dust settled, the Shadow Devil Leopard once more roared. Its fur was completely charred black and deep cut had opened on its body from which Long Chen could even see bone.
Obviously Long Chen's attack just now had dealt a mortal blow to it. If Long Chen could once more use Split the Heavens a couple more times, he would definitely be able to kill it.
But he wasn't even able to use one more time. The consumption of his FengFu Battle Armor was too terrifying. Using one attack in that state was already his limit.
Looking at the infuriated eyes of the Shadow Devil Leopard, Long Chen fled without even thinking about it. Since he still had some energy, he really had to flee while he could.
The Shadow Devil Leopard angrily chased after him, but its current speed had sharply dropped.
Previously it had been faster than Long Chen, but now its speed was the same as his.
Long Chen knew that its speed had dropped not only because of that injury he had caused it, but also because of the poison's corrosion.
That was an excellent sign for him. As he fled, the Shadow Devil Leopard chased as fast as it could, but its speed was gradually becoming even slower.
Long Chen didn't dare be careless. Seeing its slow down, he also slowed down along with it, maintaining the same distance in order to let it think it might catch him if it worked just a bit harder.
In that manner, Long Chen brought it running in a circle around its territory. He didn't dare run out of the area of the Silver Centipede or its territory. If he attracted more Magical Beasts, that would definitely be a disaster.
In this manner he fled for almost a whole hour. The Shadow Devil Leopard was finally reaching its end. It was already limping and staggering, but it still continued to chase.
Long Chen was already tired to death, feeling as if he was also almost out of energy. That previous attack had almost broken all his bones.
After this kind of run, he really was about to collapse. Pain radiated from all over, but he could only clench his teeth and continue.
Finally the Shadow Devil Leopard collapsed to the ground. Seeing that, Long Chen also sat down. Consuming a Qi Recovery Pill, he focused on recovering energy.
But he also didn't forget to keep track of his surroundings. After all, in this kind of vicious wasteland, he might die at any moment. He didn't dare be careless.
If he hadn't set up that trap and had those poison arrows hit, it really would have been a crazy dream for him to kill the Shadow Devil Leopard.
Long Chen felt even more grateful to that Elder. If it weren't for him, it would have taken him forever just to kill a second rank Magical Beast.
The Elder's help had allowed him to save a great deal of time. It had actually been a covert way of helping Long Chen cheat in a way.
Long Chen noticed that its breath had already stopped two hours later, but in any case, he just let it lie there dead for a bit longer.
Long Chen waited for a full six hours. He had recovered to about seventy or eighty percent at this point. Only then did he carefully approach the Shadow Devil Leopard.
After using his blue flame to test a couple sensitive places and seeing that there was no reaction, he finally was sure that it really was dead.
In front of this huge Shadow Devil Leopard, he felt extremely tiny. Jumping onto its head, he first cut out its crystal core.
He then took out a wooden cask and began to collect its essence blood. Its body was extremely huge so there was a great deal of blood.
When all the blood had been collected, there were a total of three large barrels of essence blood.
However, all this blood was slightly black because of the poison. Long Chen took out a fist-sized crystal core and threw it into the barrel.
Less than an hour later, the blood had already become completely red again. Fishing up the crystal core, he saw that a couple black spots had appeared on its previously completely bright body.
"Hehe, using the Silver Centipede's crystal core to extract its own poison really is effective."
The Silver Centipede's poison was actually very precious. That was because it was possible to kill prey with it and then reclaim the poison after.
And the tool to reclaim the poison was precisely its crystal core. By absorbing the poison from the prey back into the crystal core, then turning it back into poison, he would be able to recycle it over and over.
After purifying and extracting all the impurities from the essence blood, Long Chen threw the medicinal powder into the essence blood. Not long after, he had a whole barrel of Ten Thousand Beast Essence Blood.
"Time to reap my harvest."
Long Chen put his hand into the barrel. The enormous amount of essence blood was crazily absorbed into his body.