Upon hearing their conversation, Luo Ting spat out a mouthful of blood.
He had to admit that his luck was the absolute worst. At the bottom of this Wild Flame Cliff where people rarely come even once every thousand years, two spiritual beasts that shared a brotherhood with Qin Wushuang had been staying in wait here.
Everything seemed like chess pieces arranged by Qin Wushuang that waited for him to come to the door. This giant lava lake seemed to like a trap deliberately set up by Qin Wushuang just waiting for him to walk into.
Regardless of how infuriated Luo Ting was, the more he struggled in this giant lava lake, the more he sunk. In less than a moment, the lava had covered his body up to his waist.
Luo Ting took in a deep breath and buckled the chain blade slightly from his hand. He observed the terrain around him. Even if there was a tiny place that he could hold on to, he had the confidence that he could use the length of the chain blade to pull himself out of the lava.
Although he could do it this way, most likely he could not escape from the bottom of this valley. However, it was much better to die by his enemies hand than in such an embarrassing manner. His powerless struggles as he drowned in the lava would give the enemy immense pleasure.
Thus, Luo Ting would not give in to his fate. He must seize the advantage and think of a way to get out when the airflow was still rising upwards and Qin Wushuang could not make his way down.
Regarding these two spiritual beasts, it was clear that compared to those three outstanding devilish spiritual beasts, they were far inferior. If it were within a short instance, Luo Ting had the confidence to shake them off.
He observed his surroundings and he immediately locked onto his target, a giant tree that wrapped their branches around each other on the south shore. When he stopped to look at that giant tree, suddenly, Bao Bao laughed: "Lone, that giant tree appears annoying. How could such a tree grow at this bottom of this blazing valley? It appears to be an eyesore, go pull it from the roots and get it away from our eyes."
How could the Purple Flame Electric Beast not notice Luo Ting's little schemes. He knew that Bao Bao was playing with Luo Ting deliberately. Following that, he twisted his body and jumped forward and landed next to the giant tree.
Pulling with both arms, he gave a loud and sudden cry to yank this giant tree out along with its roots. Then, he tossed it aside with tremendous strength. The distance that he had thrown this tree exceeded the range that Luo Ting could reach with his chain blade.
The Purple Flame Electric Beast observed the surrounding and with a burst of energy, one after another, he kept pulling the trees that could be used as anchoring points for Luo Ting to drag himself out.
These successive actions had indeed, snuffed out all of Luo Ting's opportunities to live. Of course, Luo Ting would not resign himself to his fate. He waved his arm and threw the chain blade with the speed of a whirlwind to grab at that last giant tree of the north side.
Bao Bao had fixed his gaze on Luo Ting for a while. When he saw Luo Ting raise his arm, he knew Luo Ting's next movements. Thus, he swung his arms and smashed with the giant staff to block Luo Ting's chain blade in the middle of its trajectory.
Bao Bao's body was extremely nimble. He twisted through the air and smashed at Luo Ting's head.
Since the body part below Luo Ting's waist had been enveloped by the lava, his mobility was also limited as he had lost almost half of his stamina. Combined with his lengthy struggles, his spiritual Qi had reached its limit to the point of near collapse. Therefore, when Bao Bao, a fully fresh warrior attacked him, he immediately instilled a sense of powerlessness in Luo Ting.
"Damn monkey!" Luo Ting gritted his teeth, "Get away from me!"
From the corner of his eyes, Bao Bao saw that the Purple Flame Electric Beast had pulled out the last giant tree. He gave a mischievous smile: "Sure I will go away, you will stay here to take root. Ha ha ha."
After he had finished speaking, he spun a dozen times in the air and dropped next to the shore.
"Boss, the air current has weakened, I think it's about time you can come down. Be careful, don't be like Luo Ting and fall into the giant lava lake." Bao Bao observed this air current and said, "Also, the temperature down here is extremely high. If Boss cannot take it, don't force yourself to come down."
Bao Bao and Lone had stayed for many days at the bottom of this valley. Besides training, they were observing the changes of the airflow constantly. Gradually, they had also grasped the pattern of this airflow and knew the timing of currents.
However, the dense red mist and this eternally high temperature would not disappear regardless of the consequences.
If it were Qin Wushuang from the past, it would be uncertain whether he could bear this high temperature. However, currently, Qin Wushuang had that serene blue armour to resist against the temperature. The armour could be said to be much more advanced than Luo Ting's spiritual talisman. Of course, it would enable him to resist this high temperature.
Exactly as Bao Bao had said, the airflow had gradually calmed down. When Qin Wushuang saw the airflow had weakened to half of its previous strength, he charged down forcefully.
Indeed, a wave of boiling lava entered his sight. While it emitted a fluctuating luminous heat like a pot of rich congee, it gave one a powerful impact to the mind.
"Boss!" Both Bao Bao and Lone were overjoyed as they cheered.
Qin Wushuang dropped next to the shore and was also moved boundlessly as he said: "This is great, Bao Bao, Lone, you are all here. I knew that you guys were fine!"
"Boss, you are also fine, ha ha. Thank goodness." Bao Bao expressed unlimited joy.
Lone pointed to that Luo Ting and asked: "Boss, how did you meet this guy, and how did he get brought to this embarrassing state?"
At the moment, Qin Wushuang made the long story short and revealed the sequential events that had occurred after their separation. Besides the part of the Tortoise King Mountain, he had explained all other important parts in detail.
Bao Bao and Lone sighed incessantly when they learned that when Qin Wushuang had come to this Wild Flame Cliff to look for them, he almost flew to the bottom of the valley and was stopped by the airflow.
"Boss, out of the twenty-four hours in a day, that eruption of the air current lasts for at least twenty-two hours. The period of calm is very short. Thus, it is difficult to come down from the top. Unless you are lucky and when that airflow is not that strong. This guy fell down straightforwardly and seemed to have went against the currents by force. No wonder he fell into the lava, ha ha."
As he watched Luo Ting struggle in the giant lava lake, Qin Wushuang walked past Bao Bao and Lone to the shore. He stared at Luo Ting and without holding back, he mocked him: "Luo Ting, how do you feel?"
Inwardly, Luo Ting grieved endlessly. He thought of all methods, went through all of his trump cards and realized that the cards he had would not help him to escape this crisis.
When he thought here, naturally Luo Ting could feel some fear growing inwardly. Yet before Qin Wushuang, Luo Ting still acted tyrannically as he would never allow Qin Wushuang the satisfaction of seeing him concede to his current situation.
"Pah", with his mental defense line on the verge of collapse, Luo Ting still cried out: "Qin Wushuang, you will not dare to kill me!"
Qin Wushuang clicked his tongue in laughter: "Luo Ting, in your circumstance, I truly cannot understand where your confidence comes from. Blind confidence is called arrogance, do you know the meaning of arrogance?"
Luo Ting said furiously: "Don't try and bandy words with me. Qin Wushuang, I issued a formal warning to you. Your audacious and rash actions are known to my Head Dao Warrior of the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect. If you kill me, you better know the consequence! The Head Dao Warrior is not me. Once he gets enraged, he can stomp your human countries flat at anytime! You being a mere offspring to the human countries, can you bear the torrential fury of my Heavenly Luo Daoist sect?"
Luo Ting felt that as long as this Qin Wushuang still had a functional head, he should know that he could not offend the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect in the end.
Only by forcing Qin Wushuang to restrain himself, would Luo Ting find a trace of opportunity to survive.
However, it appeared that his persuasive skills was limited. As soon as he finished speaking, not only did Qin Wushuang not appear to have seen the error of his ways, he added the oil to the flame through his words: "Is the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect the master of the Heavenly Emperor Mountain? Are they an eminent powerhouse? Luo Ting, if you think that by bringing out the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect's name will cause me to let you go, I must say that you are incredibly naive!"
Luo Ting's expression changed drastically: "Qin Wushuang, you are headstrong and do not fear death, could it be that you can abandon your family, your fellow disciples?"
"If you killed me, the Heavenly Luo Daoist sect will lose a disciple. And you, Qin Wushuang will lose everything, including the life of yourself your family, and all your friends. Every single people that knows you will be buried with me!"
Lone said angrily: "Wushuang, do not listen to this kid's foolish words. How about I end his life right now, so it will save you from the retributions of that Heavenly Luo Daoist sect."
Luo Ting cried miserably: "It's useless. Any actions coming from any of your useless troops will still be laid at your feet. Besides, even if it were someone else killing me, the one to take the blame will be you. It's because I've already contacted Head Dao Warrior! He knows that you are attempting to kill me with your three spiritual beasts."
Qin Wushuang only sneered and did not speak a word. He fixed his gaze on this Luo Ting for he was also judging the authenticity of his words.
Seeing Qin Wushuang give pause, he felt joyful inwardly. With a flash, he clutched that spiritual perception jade in his hand: "This is the jade plate I used to communicate with Head Dao Warrior. How about I try to communicate once more?"
Luo Ting knew that in the current situation, he must show proof at the earliest time that he had contacted with Head Dao Warrior. Or else, Qin Wushuang would not show a single trace of restraint. In the next moment, he would reap his life mercilessly.
With the layer of deterrence from Head Dao Warrior, Qin Wushuang would be forced consider carefully before he made a move. With the saying of one should refrain from shooting at the rat for fear of breaking the vase, it would not be easy for him to kill Luo Ting.
Unless, Qin Wushuang was a deranged figure and would abandon his family and fellow disciples. From Luo Ting's understanding to Qin Wushuang, it was impossible for him to ignore his family and fellow disciples.
Luo Ting who thought his strategy had worked felt that he struck Qin Wushuang's weakness.
He urged his spiritual perception and once again, a tremendous change occurred on that jade plate in Luo Ting's hand. A ruthless voice emerged from the jade.
"Luo Ting, where are you? I already sent a few senior Elders ahead, the Third Dao warrior also stepped out! You must hold on, do you understand?"
The Head Dao Warrior, Luo Tongtian, said with an awe-inspiring yet cold tone.
Luo Ting did not know whether he should laugh or cry: "Head Dao, I cannot hold on for much longer. Presently, I have fallen below the Wild Flame Cliff of the Crest Mountain in the Judge Mountain prefecture. Everything below my waist is covered in lava. Head Dao, could you urge them to come rescue me sooner?"
When Luo Ting said up to this point, he shook the jade plate from his hand proudly.
"How far is that Qin Wushuang from you?" Hearing the grave situation of Luo Ting, his tone was full of care.
"Head Dao, they are right under my eyes!" Luo Ting's tone was low and filled with a sense of defeat and despondence.