Chapter 919 - The Fire Path Mountain Range
Meanwhile, a giant formation in a city somewhere in the Middle Continent emitted a brilliant glow as Qin Nan and his crew stepped out from it.
"What is this place?" Qin Nan glanced at the guard and asked.
"Wolf…Wolf Fang City!" The guard was startled.
Qin Nan waved his hand and handed him five hundred Monarch Crystals.
"I've heard of this Wolf Fang City before, a Three-Starred Faction with quite a low rank. However, a few thousand li from here is the Fire Path Mountain Range. Once we enter the mountain range, even if City Lord Zhou brought all of his crew here, they would never find us." Sima Kong came up with a plan.
Qin Nan possessed powerful strength, but in regard to running away and stealing treasure, as the successor of the Emperor of Thieves, he was considered an expert.
"Let's head to the Fire Path Mountain Range at once!"
Qin Nan nodded, urging Sima Kong to lead the way as they flew into the distance.
The Wolf Fang City remained calm and even the experts in the city were not startled by their sudden appearance.
However, a few hundred breaths later…
City Lord Zhou, the Second Elder, Cui Lixu, and around thirty other figures appeared from the formation. Their incredible presence immediately startled the entire city.
The experts of the Wolf Fang City immediately showed themselves.
"Have you seen two cultivators with two hounds and a mouse?" City Lord Zhou glared at the guard and demanded. If he was not satisfied with his answer, he would bring a massacre upon the place.
"Ye…yes, they went that way."
The guard shivered as he pointed his finger in the direction.
City Lord Zhou immediately flew into the distance, ignoring the experts of the Wolf Fang City.
A few moments later, Qin Nan and Sima Kong halted in their tracks.
In front of them were several mountains with a fiery appearance, as if they were combusting. Even the clouds above were red in color. Despite the stable temperature, it felt like a strange heat was spreading outward from the place.
The famous Fire Path Mountain Range!
"The people chasing us are City Lord Zhou and his crew…"
Qin Nan's left eye emitted a purple flicker as he observed several figures approaching them from the distance.
The two hounds shuddered hearing this. They immediately held their paws together and prayed faithfully.
They had to survive the hunt.
"Luck is not our side; we were unable to make it to the Dragon Emperor Clan, and even after they split up into eight different groups, the one chasing us turned out to be the strongest among them." Sima Kong felt troubled. Following this, the Seal of the Emperor of Thieves appeared from his forehead.
"Altering the Heavens and Earth, making use of the surroundings!"
Sima Kong groaned as he waved and sprinkled a puff of golden dust onto Qin Nan and the two hounds and one mouse. Following this, their auras were mixed with a hint of the flames, making them indistinguishable from the aura of the Fire Path Mountain Range.
Qin Nan's eyes glistened.
With this, unless their opponents possessed some extraordinary methods, it was difficult to track them down.
"Qin Nan, how is your strength?" Sima Kong turned to Qin Nan and asked.
"Sixth-layer Martial Progenitors won't be a problem for me."
"Shit, you're only at the second-layer Martial Progenitor Realm and you can face the strength of sixth-layer Martial Progenitors?" Sima Kong reacted as if he had stumbled into a ghost, before he said with a wry smile, "How crazy is your talent, but with your strength, we might be able to venture deep into the Fire Path Mountain Range…"
Qin Nan nodded.
Qin Nan shared the same thought. Despite the capabilities of the successor of the Emperor of Thieves, they were facing against City Lord Zhou, Cui Lixu, and thirty more people with outstanding capabilities. Therefore, it was hard to tell if they were able to detect their presences.
Entering the mountain range was the safer option.
As they ventured deep into the mountain range, the dangerous situation would greatly hinder City Lord Zhou and his crew from tracking them.
"Sigh, such a pity, the Mortal Appearance-Changing Technique is still not powerful enough. If only we had its complete version." Sima Kong said with a sigh. The manual he had found turned out to be a fragmented piece, thus limiting its potential. Although it was powerful enough to be used in the Eastern Continent, it was unable to trick the eyes of Martial Progenitors.
Otherwise, they could simply alter their appearance to escape from their foes.
As Qin Nan entered the mountain range, City Lord Zhou and the rest of his crew arrived at the foot of the mountains.
"Have you located their presence?" City Lord Zhou asked with an expressionless face.
"City Lord, I've lost track of them temporarily." The Second Elder said with a wry smile. His Martial Spirit was the Dragon Mist Herb, which was capable of tracking the auras of his targets.
"They must have gone into the Fire Path Mountain Range." City Lord Zhou turned toward his crew and demanded, "Use all that you have to track them down!"
"Illusionary Demonic Spirit! Unleash!"
Cui Lixu was the first to react, who consumed a talisman and summoned ten demons that charged into the mountain range.
"Martial Spirit Unleash!"
"Golden Hunting Bugs!"
The elders all executed their moves.
They consisted of ancient bugs, talismans, Martial Spirits, artifacts, etc. With such a huge effort, even an eighth-layer Martial Progenitor with superb capabilities of concealing his presence was unable to escape from their hunt.
A moment later, inside the mountain range…
Qin Nan and his crew weaved among the fiery trees rapidly. Their figures blended into the surroundings. They did not alert the beasts as they moved past them.
"As I expected!"
Qin Nan turned around and saw the methods that his enemies had used to track them down.
For some reason, even after changing directions a few times in a row, City Lord Zhou and his crew were able to detect some traces, allowing them to follow closely behind without knowing their exact location.
A while later, Qin Nan and his crew arrived deep inside the mountain range.
The beasts residing there had achieved the sixth-layer Martial Progenitor Realm. Meanwhile, the trees were surrounded by deadly traps. Even with Qin Nan's left eye of the Divine God of Battle, their pace had slowed down for them to proceed cautiously.
"Mm? Sima Kong, it seems like there's a forbidden area ahead. Maybe we could use it as our hiding spot."
Qin Nan's eyes suddenly glistened.
He observed a huge valley several li away from him, where strong flames were burning vigorously. However, there was a huge hidden gap inside it in a concealed area. He was able to detect it with his left eye.
Sima Kong was overjoyed. He uttered a hollow laugh as a thought crossed his mind, prompting him to bite his thumb.
"Art of puppets, turning soil into figures!"
More than ten tiny talismans with the shape of straw figures were set on fire, as Sima Kong inserted a few drops of blood into them.
The straw figures immediately turned into the appearance of Qin Nan, the two hounds, one mouse, and Sima Kong. Even their auras were the same.
However, Qin Nan was able to see observe the difference. They did not possess any strength, thus could only be used as a bait.
"Hehe, this is going to be fun!"
Sima Kong blew a few breaths on the figures, causing them to unleash their auras as they headed in a different direction.