Chapter 577 - Howls of the Wind—the Celestial-Devouring Insect
...Meanwhile, at the Emperor’s Audience Hall in the royal palace of White Tiger City...
On the screen, the colorful flowers bloomed and the beasts knelt down on the ground as the Dragon Abyss Tree grew rapidly. The astonishing sight left the ministers in the entire hall in awe!
The Dragon Abyss Tree was bearing its fruits!
This was the most crucial time in the trial of the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground!
The one who came out on top would be chosen as the crown prince!
“So who’s going to win today!”
“From the surface, it seems like the Third Prince has a higher chance in winning!”
“I think the Second Prince will win instead!”
The ministers expressed their opinions respectively. From the surface, the Third Prince’s group was stronger than the Second Prince’s. However, since Di Fengyun had gathered them here with the Emperor Drum, it implied that he was extremely confident that the Second Prince would win.
“Is he only planning to let everyone witness the Second Prince’s victory and the Third Prince’s defeat?”
The thought flashed across Elder Wang’s mind. He subconsciously clenched his fists.
...In the Dragon Abyss Mystical Ground, at the peak of the Heartbroken Cliff...
Qin Nan and his crew were astounded witnessing the sight before them. They had no idea the awakening of the Dragon Abyss Tree would cause such a marvelous sight.
Following this, the beasts in the lake became calm as the roars came to a stop.
Meanwhile, the Dragon Abyss Tree on the peak stood firmly between the Heavens and Earth like an ancient giant, suppressing the entire lake and the whole Mystical Ground!
“Are those the Dragon Abyss Fruits?”
Qin Nan collected his thoughts and glanced at the tree.
Golden fruits could be seen taking shape on the giant Dragon Abyss Tree. The fruits were only the size of a palm, covered in countless runes. A magnificent energy was stored within each of them.
He counted a total of ninety-nine Dragon Abyss Fruits.
“I’m the Second Prince of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, Song Li. It’s an honor to meet Senior Dragon Abyss Tree!”
“I’m the Third Prince of the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom…”
The Second Prince and the Third Prince took a step forward respectfully and introduced themselves while bringing their fists together.
The Dragon Abyss Tree had a formidable status in the Sky-Scorching Ancient Kingdom, even the royal kin were obliged to bow before it.
The trunk of the Dragon Abyss Tree emitted the sound of a wave. Following this, the skin of the tree shuddered violently, before a huge pair of eyes like water tanks appeared, gazing down at the crowd.
A terrifying suppression of the half-Martial Sacred Realm descended upon them.
Qin Nan and the others were startled, especially the Second Prince, the Third Prince, Longhu, and Yao Ji, who were knocked a step backward by the suppression. Only Qin Nan and Jiang Bilan were able to retain their calmness.
“The last time I was awakened was only ten years ago! Who would have thought the competition for the title of the crown prince would be taking place in just ten years!” The voice of the Dragon Abyss Tree was extremely deep as it echoed in the Heavens and Earth. “Your father has already mentioned it to me! There are ninety-nine Dragon Abyss Fruits this time, and you have to acquire them with your own capabilities!”
Following the words, auras could be felt from the giant Dragon Abyss Tree. Each aura was the first-layer Martial Highness Realm.
There were nine hundred and ninety-nine auras in total.
“What are those?”
Qin Nan glanced toward them with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle and immediately learned that the auras were huge insects. They were a meter long, purple in color, and covered in fine fur. Two fangs could be seen hanging from their mouths, which were coiled with some sort of talismans as they continually bit the Dragon Abyss Tree.
The Third Prince and the others were stunned too.
What are those insects?
“These insects are known as the Celestial-Devouring Insect, my natural foe! I can’t hurt them whatsoever! Therefore, I need your help!” The Dragon Abyss Tree said, “If you are able to eliminate ten of them, I’ll give you one Dragon Abyss Fruit! If you eliminate over a hundred of them, I’ll grant you a tremendous reward!”
Qin Nan and the rest immediately came to a realization.
“Is there something extraordinary about these Celestial-Devouring Insect?” Longhu asked in a soft tone. He no longer dared to act disdainfully due to the previous experience with the Heartbroken Beasts.
“Just be careful.”
Qin Nan shook his head. He tried to find the weakness of the Celestial-Devouring Insects with his left eye of the Divine God of Battle, but failed to notice anything useful, as if they had no weakness at all.
It was obvious that they were nothing simple if the Dragon Abyss Tree was clueless as to how to get rid of them.
“Let’s begin!” The Dragon Abyss Tree said.
The Third Prince led the way and sprang forward with a kick. His figure emitted a boundless golden glow, slashing at one of the Celestial-Devouring Insect.
However, an astonishing sight occurred. Following a loud metal clang, a spark could be seen on the Celestial-Devouring Insect, but there was no actual damage caused, as it continued to bite at the Dragon Abyss Tree.
“Such outstanding defense!”
Qin Nan and the others were startled, as they leapt onto the Dragon Abyss Tree and unleashed their attacks at the Celestial-Devouring Insects.
The challenge became clear as they executed their attacks.
These Celestial-Devouring Insects were terrifying because of their outstanding defense!
Even with Qin Nan’s strongest slash, he only managed to leave a Celestial-Devouring Insect in a critical condition, and he would need to use some other skills to finish it off.
“This is not ideal…”
Qin Nan glanced at Jiang Bilan and saw her executing the Breath of Death, targeting the life force of the Celestial-Devouring Insects. Although it was more efficient, it was still a drop in the bucket against nine hundred and ninety-nine Celestial Devouring Insects.
It would take more than ten hours for a person to eliminate ten Celestial-Devouring Insects!
“By the way, there are only two people at Song Li’s side. Their pace in eliminating the Celestial-Devouring Insects is no match against us. He must have prepared some plan, right?”
A sudden thought came to Qin Nan, prompting him to glanced toward Song Li.
Song Li and Yao Ji were unleashing their attacks at a Celestial-Devouring Insect, causing them to pant heavily due to the huge consumption of energy, although they only managed to kill one Celestial-Devouring Insect.
Song Li’s actions came to a halt as if he was aware of Qin Nan’s gaze. He gave Qin Nan a disdainful look, as if he was trying to say that they would definitely win the trial!
“Mm?” Qin Nan raised his eyebrows.
“HAHA, I’m sorry everyone, I happen to have some useful thing here that has great effects on the Celestial-Devouring Insects…” Song Li burst out laughing as he took out a jade jar that contained a blue liquid.
Qin Nan and the others frowned upon seeing the jade jar.
Could it be that this Song Li really had some other way to deal with the Celestial-Devouring Insects?
Song Li raised his head and consumed the liquid inside the jade jar. His body instantly emitted a blinding blue glow together with a ferocious aura.
Even though Song Li’s cultivation did not improve, there was an indescribable feeling to him after he had consumed the liquid.
Song Li uttered a roar and lashed out attacks at a Celestial-Devouring Insect. A shocking scene took place. The ordinary attacks left visible wounds on the Celestial-Devouring Insect which had a terrifying defense, causing blood to burst out from the wounds.
In just the period it took an incense to burn, he had slain a Celestial-Devouring Insect!
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