Book 8 Chapter 59 The Turning Point
Seeing this, the Steel Sword Martial Saint Helian Haoyan’s facial expression changed drastically, and he immediately transformed into a streak of flowing light. With a flash, he darted into the forest afar. Fear and terror filled his heart as he thought to himself, “This weird fiery bird could even burn the Snow Feathered Condor, a Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast with feathers as tough as godly weapons, to death. The flames of the fiery bird are obviously different from that of the other ordinary Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast. If its fire touched me, I would definitely die!”
How powerful were the Blue Luan’s flames?
Both Teng Qingshan and Mu Wang couldn’t even defeat the Six Legged Bladelike Chi in the past, yet the Six Legged Bladelike Chi had to flee when it faced the flames of the Blue Luan, let alone the Snow Feathered Condor. If Helian Haoyan really did encounter the flames, he would certainly die.
“Sinister creature!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal roared and drew out the black longsword he carried on his back.
A streak of swordlight pierced through the air and shot towards the Blue Luan.
The Blue Luan flapped its wings and easily dodged the streak of swordlight like an expert with exceptionally powerful Qing Gong Body Art. When Blue Luan and Teng Qingshan competed with each other and during the time when they fought at close range, the Blue Luan would always dodge and avoid the strikes of Teng Qingshan’s long spear with ease. Through this, one could imagine the Blue Luan’s agility and evasive capability.
“Screech~~Screech~~” The Blue Luan speedily flew above Helian Haoyan.
Logically speaking, two legged beings are not as fast as four legged creatures, while four legged creatures are not as fast as flying creatures.
Which meant that normal human beings weren’t as fast as beasts, while beasts were not as fast as birds. The Blue Luan was the king of the birds…One could say that even the flying speed of an expert that had reached Emptiness Realm Culmination was not as fast as the Blue Luan…Only bird typed demonic beasts that have reached the Emptiness Realm could overtake the Blue Luan.
Helian Haoyan raised his head and saw the Blue Luan above. His facial expression instantly changed as he hastily shouted, “Teacher!!!”
The Blue Luan screeched happily as it opened its mouth.
A purple black flames descended once again.
“Evil beast!!!” The Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s facial expression changed drastically as he roared furiously. He had already rushed over at the fastest speed.
Helian Haoyan forcefully dodged.
The flames spurted on the mountain rock and the mountain rock burned like paper, instantly turning into dust. Even though Helian Haoyan dodged extremely fast, a small amount of the flames still wounded him…A spark of fire touched Helian Haoyan’s arm. The spark of fire pierced through the Innate True Origin battle armor that enveloped Helian Haoyan’s arm, tearing it apart as it burned his muscles and bones.
With just one spark, his arm was ignited.
With a sizzling sound, the muscle and bone was burned into dust and the fire continued to spread rapidly.
“Ah~~~” Helian Haoyan shouted in pain and waved his left hand forcefully.
He had hacked his right arm off. Over half of the arm was gone. As the arm fell onto the ground, had already been turned to ash. The power of the Blue Luan’s flames…caused a change in Helian Haoyan’s countenance.
When the Tianfeng Martial Immortal saw this, his face turned livid and rage flashed in his eyes.
“Die!” In a flash, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal dashed over and leaped up, aiming to kill the Blue Luan.
At this moment, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal was in a rage of fury. He relied on the Snow Feathered Condor to fly, since he could only fly when he reach the Emptiness Realm Culmination. Although the two Martial Immortals of the Duanmu Continent had attained Emptiness Realm a very long time ago… both had not reached Emptiness Realm Culmination. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal could only rely on a bird type demonic beast to fly.
Bird type demonic beasts were extremely rare, while Golden Dan Innate bird typed demonic beasts are even more rare! Moreover, taming them was even more difficult!
As for the Steel Sword Martial Saint Helian Haoyan, he had been secretly selected as the next leader of the clan. Now that Helian Haoyan had lost his right hand, his weapon using hand, it would be considered if he could possess 30 percent of his skill, ability, and strength.
The death of the Snow Feathered Condor! The lost arm of his follower! These both enraged the Tianfeng Martial Immortal! He had never been so angry in hundreds of years.
“Screech~~” The Blue Luan ascended up the sky with ease.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal leaped to an extremely high place and jumped downwards in a helpless manner. However, the Blue Luan just went past him and darted towards Helian Haoyan. This scene made the Tianfeng Martial Immortal even more angry. He wanted to pursue the Blue Luan in the sky, but it ended with him being tricked by the Blue Luan!
The glow that enveloped the Tianfeng Martial Immortal’s body flowed all over the place as the Tianfeng Martial Immortal accelerated and descended at rapid speed towards Helian Haoyan.
“Whew~~” The Blue Luan spewed out a mouthful of black and purple flames again.
The Tianfeng Martial Immortal couldn’t care about anything else as he hastily rushed to protect Helian Haoyan…
The Blue Luan blinked and flapped its wings, streaking across the sky and flying towards Teng Qingshan.
“Blue Luan!” Seeing the Blue Luan flying over, Teng Qingshan was exhilarated. Simultaneously, he felt very grateful towards the Blue Luan.
Teng Qingshan leaped onto the Blue Luan’s back.
“Screech~~” The Blue Luan screeched happily. It immediately ascended into the high altitudes and rapidly flew southeast. Sitting on the Blue Luan’s back, Teng Qingshan thought to himself as he grinned and glanced at Blue Luan, “The Blue Luan is really smart. It actually knew of the military tactic of saving a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers. It knew that forcefully saving me in front of the Tianfeng Martial Immortal was impossible. Therefore, it killed the Snow Feathered Condor first and then attacked Helian Haoyan. When Tianfeng Martial Immortal had to go save Helian Haoyan, it took the chance and save me.”
Teng Qingshan cast a glance downward.
Amidst the mountain rocks below, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal and Helian Haoyan who had lost an arm were looking up. Both of them appeared very angry.
With a cry that resounded throughout the heavens, the Blue Luan accelerated and pierced through the air, disappearing before the sight of the observers.
“That evil beast.” No matter how skilled the Martial Immortal was at keeping himself calm, he was filled with rage at this very moment. He had lived for almost four hundred years. However, he had never suffered such losses since the time he attained Emptiness Realm! He had suffered three times because of a bird-typed demonic beast.
The Snow Feathered Condor was killed! His follower’s arm was burned off! Teng Qingshan was saved!
In the beginning, he even said confidently, “If I want the one before me to live, he will live, but if I want him to die, then he will die!”
Now, his words seemed like a total joke.
Tianfeng Martial Immortal and Helian Haoyan were furious. However, Mu Wang, Jiang Yan, Fu Dao, and the other Martial Saints that were watching from afar were either praising or guffawing inwardly.
“The Tianfeng Martial Immortal had suffered a great loss this time.” Mu wang said as he chortled.
“I know, right. Helian Haoyan even lost one of his arms to fire.” Fu Dao said, “However, that fiery divine beast is really too powerful. Not only is it fast, but the fire that it spewed is also extremely powerful. Even the Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast Snow Feathered Condor turned into ash when it faced the fiery divine bird.
The other Martial Saints nodded.
“It is also very smart.” Mu Wang added and praised, “Teng Qingshan is blessed to have the assistance of such a demonic beast.”
Amidst the misty clouds several thousand zhang high up in the air, the Blue Luan was flying at an extremely fast speed.
“Where did the Blue Luan hide Little Jun?” Teng Qingshan was very worried. He knew that…the Blue Luan must have carried Li Jun somewhere and hidden her and the iron box well before it returned to help him.
Suddenly, the Blue Luan dove down toward a typical forest two to three hundred Li south of the Ox-Head Mountains. The Blue Luan carried Teng Qingshan and flew into a cave at a sheer mountain face within the forest.
“This cave is new.” Teng Qingshan could tell with one glance as he said, “This should be a cave made by the fire spewed by the Blue Luan.”
Teng Qingshan leaped down and saw the iron box and Li Jun, who was laid upon the ground in front.
“Little Jun.” Teng Qingshan immediately went over and checked Li Jun’s pulse.
“Her pulses are so weak that they can barely be sensed. The same goes with her breathing.” Teng Qingshan nodded to himself. An ordinary person probably couldn’t even sense this pulse. Li Jun was in a state totally indistinguishable from death.
“Where is it?” Teng Qingshan opened the iron box quickly and mumbled as he searched within the iron box. Finally, he found the antidote!
When the Tianfeng Martial Immortal appeared, it was impossible for Teng Qingshan to carry the antidote. Therefore, he poked a hole on the iron box and placed the antidote into the iron box through the hole. He then threw the iron box to the Blue Luan and made the Blue Luan take it away.
“This isn’t right.”
Teng Qingshan was just about to let Li Jun take the antidote when he suddenly shook his head and said, “Based on the later actions of the Steel Sword Martial Saint Helian Haoyan in the end, what he did in the beginning was just to stall for time, which means that…this pill might not be real. He poisoned Li Jun in the beginning and deliberately confused me. When Mu Wang recognized that the poison was the ‘Century of Sleep,’ he then told the truth. That was the first time he was stalling for time.”
“The cunning arguments with me later were also an act to stall for time.”
“The pill that I compelled him to give me…might be fake as well. If Little Jun doesn’t recover after eating it, Helian Haoyan could totally continue stalling for time.
Teng Qingshan wasn’t stupid.
Although Helian Haoyan was somewhat cunning, Teng Qingshan normally wouldn’t be tricked that easily.
The fact that Li Jun was in a dangerous situation affected him greatly, especially when he suddenly noticed that…he had unknowingly fallen in love with Li Jun. This confused Teng Qingshan’s mind and caused his heart to race. At that very moment, he just wanted the antidote. In a state of confusion, he didn’t even notice the tricks Helian Haoyan had been playing.
He was stalling for time, waiting for the Tianfeng Martial Immortal.
“Indeed, the Tianfeng Martial Immortal is incredibly powerful.. Unless I attain the Emptiness Realm, I won’t be able to contend with the Tianfeng Martial Immortal! It’s not weird. The Tianfeng Martial Immortal reached the Emptiness Realm a very long time ago.” Teng Qingshan felt that the difference between Innate Experts and Emptiness Realm Experts was really huge.
“If I attain the Emptiness Realm and my ability improved another level higher, I might be able to compete with him.” Teng Qingshan really desired to attain the Emptiness Realm as he thought to himself, “If I had attained the Emptiness Realm, Li Jun would never end up like this.”
As Teng Qingshan lowered his head and looked towards Li Jun, he felt extremely guilty.
Li Jun had followed him loyally, yet it was because of him she had fallen into such a state.
“It’s hard to tell whether this pill is authentic or not.” Teng Qingshan hesitated. He did not have the nerve to let Li Jun take it without any confirmation. “Little Jun is only unconscious. Her life is not in danger. However, if this pill is poisonous, then it will be troublesome.”
“Haha, Helian!” A sound rang very far away. When the sound reached Teng Qingshan, it had already become so soft that it could barely be heard.
However, due to Teng Qingshan’s acute sense of hearing, he still managed to hear the voice.
“Eh? It’s the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal!” Teng Qingshan immediately recognized the voice.
“The voice of the Emptiness Realm Expert is so loud that I still managed to hear it when he was two or three hundred Li away.” Teng Qingshan exclaimed in admiration. Actually, Teng QIngshan’s roar, which had shaken an army of 100 thousand could also be heard by ordinary folks 200 to 300 Li away.
“The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal has arrived. Yes.”
Teng Qingshan pondered and immediately made a decision.
Holding Li Jun in one arm and the huge iron box in the other, he leaped upon the Blue Luan’s back.
“Blue Luan, go north!” Teng Qingshan couldn’t communicate directly with the Blue Luan. He could only point it in the correct direction.