Book 8 Chapter 23 Godly Beast Dark Elegant Horse
Standing on the Whole Gale Eagle, Teng Qingshan was surrounded by the dark masses. Numerous birds bypassed Teng Qingshan and the Whole Gale Eagle and rapidly flew away.
The screeches sounded one after the other and resonated to the heavens.
“According to the book, these Snake Devouring Birds feed on venomous snakes, and there are numerous venomous snakes in the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland. According to reason, the Snake Devouring Birds shouldn’t be migrating.” It just seemed slightly strange to Teng Qingshan. The number of Snake Devouring Birds that blotted out the sky and the land was really too large. The dark masses were still before Teng Qingshan, blocking his sight.
A cry that sounded like the neigh of a handsome horse mixed with the cry of a dragon rumbled from the distant horizon. Immediately, those Snake Devouring Birds exerted even more effort to flap their wings even faster, escaping as quickly as they could. Soon, Teng Qingshan and the Whole Gale Eagle arrived at the end of this enormous group of Snake Devouring Birds.
The Snake Devouring Birds departed and there was nothing left in front of Teng Qingshan.
“Is that?” Teng Qingshan looked into the distance and saw a completely black, tall, and handsome horse galloping and flying in the air.
It galloped as it flew. It was as if the great earth was beneath its galloping hooves.
Its dark colored mane fluttered along with the wind, causing it to appear as if the heavenly horse was wearing a cape. With the same speed as that of the Snake Devouring Birds, it wasn’t flying fast. As it continued galloping, it emitted loud cries that resonated to the heavens sounded. It cheerfully followed the Snake Devouring Birds.
“It is actually able to fly without wings…Is this the ruler of the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland, the Godly Beast Dark Elegant Horse?” Teng Qingshan gasped in surprise.
Being able to dash in the air without wings proved that this was definitely a demonic beast that had reached the Transcendent Emptiness Realm!
The Dark Elegant Horse galloped in the sky, while the Snake Devouring Birds seemed to have encountered an extremely terrifying predator as they escaped with all their might towards the endless horizon.
Suddenly, the Dark Elegant Horse turned its head and stared at Teng Qingshan with its dark and gloomy eyes.
“This is…” Teng Qingshan felt a strange power emanating from the Dark Elegant Horse’s eyes. It was as if a gloomy and cold flood of water inundated him. Immediately, he felt dizzy; his body swayed involuntarily as he stood on the Whole Gale Eagle’s back and his face became slightly pale.
One was a Godly Beast Dark Elegant Horse that was galloping in midair, while the other was the human that stood on the Whole Gale Eagle. The eyes of the two met briefly. Seeing that Teng Qingshan’s face suddenly turned pale white, the Dark Elegant Horse emitted a proud neigh, which sounded like the cry of a dragon, and continued pursuing the flock of Snake Devouring Birds.
As Teng Qingshan watched the Dark Elegant Horse gradually disappear into the horizon, his heart was still anxious.
“As expected of the Dark Elegant Horse! As expected of the mount of the Omnipotent Expert Duanmu Yu!” Teng Qingshan exclaimed in admiration.
Teng Qingshan had a feeling that…
This Dark Elegant Horse could probably kill him with just a look!
“The extremely perilous Cloudy Dreamy Swampland is not even dangerous to me. To the Dark Elegant Horse, this Cloudy Dreamy Swampland is probably its garden, given that it’s the ruler of this Cloudy Dreamy Swampland.” Teng Qingshan sighed inwardly as he thought to himself. If he could subdue a Transcendent Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast, he would be able to do anything in the Land of the Nine Prefectures.
However, with Teng Qingshan’s current level of ability, it was just a dream.
“I should just continue searching for the Cloudy Dreamy White Fruit. If I find it, not only will it give my father a chance to stand again, I will also obtain those six stone inscriptions, which will help me reach the Emptiness Realm.” Teng Qingshan continued to stand on the Whole Gale Eagle, and carefully scanned the vast Cloudy Dreamy Swampland below.
On the eighteenth night of his journey into the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland…
“Whew~~” The Whole Gale Eagle darted downward from a high altitude and descended onto a mountain, which was several several zhang tall. To be more specific, this short mountain that was several zhang tall didn’t even count as a mountain; it could only be considered as a hill.
The moon was very bright that night. The almost completely round moon hung in the night sky like a jade plate.
The color of the night shrouded the entire Cloudy Dreamy Swampland. At that moment, there was a range of hills in Teng Qingshan’s surroundings, and there were many marshes amidst the hills. Under the cover of moonlight, one could distinctly see…the misty steam rising up from the surface of the marshes.
The misty steam gave the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland a dreamy and illusory feeling.
“Little Grey, rest well,” Teng Qingshan patted the Whole Gale Eagle’s feathers, and immediately placed a bird that was half the height of an adult onto the ground. He had randomly grabbed it while he was riding the Whole Gale Eagle.
That would be Teng Qingshan and the Whole Gale Eagle’s dinner!
Teng Qingshan pulled out a tree with a trunk as thick as a human thigh from the side. He easily cut the tree into thin slices with his bare hands, as if playing with dough. Flames emerged from his hands and he easily sparked a flame on the dried slices of tree trunk. Afterward, he then simply made a big bonfire.
He plucked the big bird’s feathers and removed its internal organs. After washing it with the Water Elemental Supreme Force, he placed it on the bonfire and slowly roasted it. With the use of some of the ingredients he had brought from the Cloudy Dreamy Ancient City, the flavor of the roasted wild bird became extremely delicious.
“Screech~~” The Whole Gale Eagle sat beside the bonfire and peered at the big bird.
“Little Grey, relax.” When the bird had almost finished cooking, Teng Qingshan tore off a small piece and tasted it. He nodded and said, “Yes, it’s done.” With this, he tore an entire thigh off the fully roasted bird for himself, and placed the rest in front of the Whole Gale Eagle. One whole thigh had at least seven to eight jin of meat on it.
The human and the demonic beast ate with relish!
Soft noises could be heard in the vicinity, so Teng Qingshan flicked a glance and saw a black and green snake approaching from among the weeds and tall grass. When Teng Qingshan saw this, he shook his head. He was already used to it. Lighting a bonfire at night would easily attract some of the different kinds of poisonous insects and aquatic beasts that inhabited the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland.
Plus, the fragrance of the roasted bird also attracted the aquatic beasts and poisonous insects. However, Teng Qingshan already had a solution.
“Little Grey,” Teng Qingshan shouted.
“Screech~~” The Whole Gale Eagle emitted an ear-piercing screech, and the aura of an innate bird-type demonic beast pervaded the air. The aura immediately scared the horrifying black and green snakes away, causing them to retreat far away.
“Hiss~~” A hoarse and unpleasant sound came from afar.
When the Whole Gale Eagle heard that noise, it immediately became enraged and emitted an even higher pitched cry than before.
“Hiss~~” The unknown beast sounded very angry. The surrounding one hundred li was its territory. Since it was the ruler of the surrounding area, how could it condone the proud roars of other demonic beasts? It was apparent that this unknown monster deemed the Whole Gale Eagle’s roars to be a deliberate provocation.
Teng Qingshan grabbed the roasted thigh and took a few bites. He then placed the roasted leg to the side. He instantly removed the oil on his fingers with the Supreme Force and leaped out with the Reincarnation Spear in hand as he shouted, “Little Grey, stay here! I will go check it out!”
The Whole Gale Eagle nodded cheerfully.
The Whole Gale Eagle was an innate demonic beast, but it was only a novice innate demonic beast. According to reason, it didn’t dare to act so arrogantly towards other demonic beasts.
However, since it was following Teng Qingshan, it could act this arrogantly! However, it was precisely because of its arrogance that some demonic beasts would feel offended and would roar furiously in return. As a result, Teng Qingshan could find out the location of the demonic beast through the sound….This was Teng Qingshan’s method of seeking demonic beasts!
“Bringing Little Grey along was indeed a wise choice. With its help, the search for demonic beasts has become a lot easier.” Teng Qingshan was able to find over thirty demonic beasts within eighteen days, and over half of those demonic beasts were found because of the Whole Gale Eagle’s proud roars at night. The roars made those demonic beasts roar in turn, and that was how they were discovered by Teng Qingshan in the end.
With the Reincarnation Spear in hand, Teng Qingshan stepped on the surface of the swamp and walked amongst the mist.
Every step produced ripples on the swamp’s surface, and venomous snakes or some strange fish and aquatic beasts, which were twice the length of an adult, occasionally emerged from amidst the swamp. Teng Qingshan glanced over and ignored these venomous snakes and aquatic beasts. He rapidly approached a hill, which was where the roar came from.
“Crack~~” A horrifying grey fish that appeared similar to a crocodile sprung up, and a sharp pair of small crisscross teeth bit towards Teng Qingshan.
A wave suddenly undulated from the aqua battle armor that enveloped Teng Qingshan’s body.
The grey fish was blasted away. It did a few flips in the air and fell back into the water, creating splashes.
Teng Qingshan suddenly climbed a hill, which was around one hundred zhang tall. The rocks that made up the hill were azure and black, the hillside itself was incredibly weedy, and there were also some trees and vines on the hill.
“So many snakes?” Teng Qingshan frowned.
It was normal to see snakes in the water. However, a great number of snakes were present everywhere on the hill, which was a rare scene in the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland.
“Snake hill? Snake lair?” Teng Qingshan pondered. Simultaneously, he trod over the hill and strode forward.
There were too many snakes on the hill.
“Tsk!” Teng Qingshan trampled two snakes to death. There were many snakes hissing in his surroundings, and some even leaped and bit towards him. Yet, he paid no attention to them, and continued to rapidly stride forward. All of the snakes that tried to attack him were struck and killed by the fierce Supreme Force or crushed to death underfoot by Teng Qingshan himself.
Within the time it took to breathe ten times, Teng Qingshan had found the location of the demonic beast.
“It really is a big fellow!”
As Teng Qingshan watched, a section of a snake tail emerged from a cave in the hill. With the thickness of a water tank, the snake tail was covered with black and violet scales, and just the sight of it would cause one’s heart to shudder.
This place was indeed a snake lair. Snakes were everywhere. That big fellow was also a snake-type demonic beast.” Teng Qingshan stomped his feet!
The entire hill trembled, and plenty of rocks tumbled down, smashing many snakes to death.
“Hiss~~” A furious hiss came from within the cave, and a snake tail could be seen coiling.
Teng Qingshan raised his head.
A snakehead, which was a size larger than the wheels of a car, popped out from the top of the short hi and glared at Teng Qingshan. Soon after, another huge snake head emerged from the top of the mountain.
“Two demonic beasts?” Teng Qingshan was shocked.
The two snakes wound downward, and soon Teng Qingshan was shocked to realize that it wasn’t two demonic beasts, but instead a Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent! He stared at this demonic beast’s long, thick body and its two horrifying snakeheads. He immediately recalled the description of this demonic beast in the book.
The Violet Coral Serpent: with violet colored ring-like marks on its chest, an adult Violet Coral Serpent is ten zhang long. The Violet Coral Serpent at this stage is still an Innate Demonic Beast, but once it goes through a transformation, another head will grow and it will become a Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent, with a body length of fifteen zhang. This Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast can spit out venom that can melt both metal and rocks.
“Tsk, tsk. It’s been eighteen days since I ventured into the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland. I have encountered over thirty demonic beasts. Including you, I have only met three Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts.”
Teng Qingshan was not alarmed, but actually happy.
A Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast…the Medical Herbs or Spiritual Fruits in its lair must be some top-ranked treasures.” Through his previous encounters with the two Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts in the Cloudy Dreamy Swampland, Teng Qingshan had profited greatly.