Chapter 138 - A Coincidental Encounter
After the period it took for half an incense to burn, Qin Nan finally arrived at the marked location on the map.
On top of a small hill was a cave. The cave was around six meters high and four meters wide. The cave appeared to have an air vent, as wind could be heard coming out from the cave.
Qin Nan was not in a rush to move immediately, and he executed the Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit and scanned the cave.
“Hmm? There is a beast living in the cave. The aura of the beast has reached the third-layer Xiantian Realm, also known as the peak of Foundation Marshal Beast…”
Qin Nan’s eyes flickered slightly as his figure approached the cave without hesitation.
With his current Atavistic Cultivation, although his cultivation base was only at the half-Xiantian Realm, the thickness of the Qi inside his body was equivalent to the first-layer Xiantian Realm. He definitely stood a chance against a Foundation Marshal Beast!
As a result, Qin Nan was not afraid to fight the beast in the cave.
As expected, when Qin Nan proceeded ten meters into the cave, the intimidating roar of a beast could be heard.
An enormous figure had awakened inside the cave, which glared at Qin Nan with a pair of bloody red eyes. Its huge nostrils emitted two streams of warm air which transformed into gusts, causing Qin Nan’s hair to dance wildly.
It seemed like the wind emitting from the cave was actually the breathing of the beast!
Qin Nan’s gaze froze, and at that instant, he drew the saber Superbia from his back and lashed out with a slash.
A devastating Saber Intent was emitted with the strength of the Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm!
After seeing the attack from this miniscule human who dared to attack first, the beast turned incredibly mad, and swung its huge palm with great force!
BANG BANG BANG!
A series of explosions could be heard inside the cave.
Qin Nan held the ancient saber Superbia in his hand, and executed Mystical Eight Steps with his feet. He continued to erupt using powerful Saber Intent which collided with the huge beast, resulting in explosions.
As the battle went on, Qin Nan’s expression turned even more serious.
Not only did this giant beast have an enormous figure, and a cultivation of the third-layer Xiantian Realm, its entire body was covered in a layer of scales, which were undestroyable even with the Saber Intent of the Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm.
If it weren’t for his ancient saber Superbia, together with his Saber Intent of the Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm, Qin Nan would be completely outmatched.
“It would take forever to defeat this guy if this continues. I have to find another way.”
Qin Nan’s eyes glistened as he came up with different plans rapidly.
As a matter of fact, if he were to use the Heavenly Accumulating Strike, which was incredibly powerful, he could surely kill the beast instantly.
However, the Heavenly Accumulating Strike was a double-edged sword; hence, Qin Nan did not want to use it unless he had no other options.
“Oh right, my Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit are able to look through everything. I might be able to discover its weakness!”
With a shudder, Qin Nan immediately executed his Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit and inspected the beast.
As he had expected, the weakness of the beast was exposed under inspection by the Eyes of the Divine Battle Spirit.
The weak point of the Marshal Beast was a piece of scale around its neck.
The piece of the scale was one centimeter wider than the other pieces, and contained mysterious lines on top of it. It would be impossible to see the lines without careful observation.
“Divine Battle Spirit, unleash at once a destructive slash, a destructive blow!’
Qin Nan let out a huge roar.
Ten golden rays were emitted from his back instantly, together with the Divine Battle Spirit and its imperious aura.
The Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm was executed thoroughly, erupting in a stream of Saber Intent!
The Qi within his body rumbled crazily into the saber Superbia!
At that instant, Qin Nan had entered his strongest state, and lashed out with his strongest slash.
With a deafening blast, a shocking Saber Intent erupted, which filled the pitch-black cave in a blinding light.
The giant beast in the shadows was revealed by the light; upon seeing the slash, a humanlike behavior could be observed—its bloody red eyes filled with panic.
At that instant, the giant beast went into a frenzy, granting it terrifying speed, as it bumped into the walls of the cave continuously, causing countless rocks to fall from above.
Qin Nan did not expect such a huge-sized beast to have such impressive speed at this crucial moment; despite that, his strongest slash still ended up landing on the piece of scale!
The beast was struck downward to the ground by the attack, which penetrated the thick scale, and mutilated it.
The huge beast let out a roar of pain, before crashing wildly into the walls of the cave as it escaped toward the exit at great speed.
Qin Nan glanced at its figure, with no intention of chasing it down. He then proceeded into the deeper region of the cave.
When he reached the end of the cave, his eyes were filled with astonishment.
A swamp appeared before him, with a layer of ice formed on its surface, giving it a dazzling appearance.
On top of the layer of ice were many pink-colored flowers, with a crystal-like appearance. The flowers were emitting a rich Qi, causing them to be eye-catching.
Qin Nan collected his thoughts, and with a quick glance, he counted eighty Crystalline Flowers in total, exactly as Princess Miao Miao had said.
“I have no idea where she got this map from, with such precise intel…” Qin Nan thought, but without further ado, his face filled with excitement as he reached out his hand to pluck the Crystalline Flowers.
However, a sudden occurrence took place. Voices could be heard coming from the entrance of the cave.
Qin Nan frowned his eyebrows; he had not expected someone to be here at that instant. He immediately retrieved the Crystalline Flowers and went toward the exit.
Meanwhile, at the entrance of the cave stood five ladies.
These five ladies were all wearing green dresses, with attractive appearances and marvelous physiques. The one leading the other four carried an ancient sword on her back; her appearance was slightly better than the others, and her face filled with a noble aura.
When Qin Nan arrived at the cave’s entrance, the one leading among the five girls began to speak, “Which sect are you from?”
Qin Nan glanced at her, and frowned his eyebrows once again.
At that instant, a surprised voice could be heard, “Big brother, it’s you. I did not expect us to meet so soon!”
Qin Nan instinctively looked in the direction of the voice, and was stunned after seeing the lady wearing a green long dress from before. He too did not expect them to meet so soon.
The lady’s face was filled with surprise, which blushed as she said, “Big brother, what’s your name? Mine is Chen Xu’er, you can call me Xu’er. I didn’t even had the chance to thank you for saving me then…”
After saying this, Chen Xu’er began to walk toward Qin Nan.
The prideful lady—who appeared to be the leader among the five—had her expression change slightly, as she reached out her hand and pulled Chen Xu’er back, before saying in a harsh tone, “Xu’er, you can’t go!”
Chen Xu’er was stunned for a moment, before she curled her lips and replied in an unsatisfied tone, “Senior Sister Wang, what are you doing? Didn’t I tell you just then that he is the big brother who saved me? If it weren’t for him, I would be dead by now.”
The prideful lady glared at her, before switching her gaze to Qin Nan and saying coldly, “What’s your plan for approaching Xu’er?”
Qin Nan was stunned for a moment, before he burst out laughing, without any interest in speaking.
Chen Xu’er panicked after hearing this, “Sister Wang, what are you saying…”
Before she could finish her words, she was interrupted straight away by the prideful lady, whose eyes remained glued to Qin Nan, as she said with a hollow laugh, “You may be able to trick Xu’er, but you won’t trick me. The beast from before was sent running by you, right? The beast had a strength of the third-layer Xiantian Realm, but your cultivation base is only at the half-Xiantian Realm, so you must be an Atavistic Cultivator. Even so I, Wang Ruoling, am not afraid of you; I would be honest if I were you!”