Book 9 Chapter 37 The Great Yan Mountain and the Nine Wolf Island
“The demonic wolf is extremely fast.” Elder Wu felt really anxious.
If an ordinary human raced with an ordinary beast, the human would usually be slower than the four-footed beast. Even after attaining the Emptiness Realm, a human moving at their fastest speed would still be much slower than the four-footed beast. Additionally, a four-footed Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast would also dig into the ground at a faster speed than the Emptiness Realm Expert.
Unless the Emptiness Realm Expert was able to fly, the four-footed Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast would always be much faster than the Emptiness Realm Expert. This was also why Elder Wu never dug into the ground while he was escaping.
“Sizzle~~” An intense silver beam of light shot out from the sharp horn on the forehead of the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf and launched toward Elder Wu.
“Evil beast,” Elder Wu cursed as he quickly blocked the strike with the godly sword in his hand, producing a clang sound.
However, because Elder Wu tried to defend against the strike, he failed to maintain the Harmonization of Body with the Heavens and Earth, causing his speed to decrease drastically. When he finally managed to harmonize his body with the heavens and earth again and sped away with the use of the Power of the Heavens… he discovered the slight delay had shortened the distance between him and the Blind Swordmaster by two to three Li.
The Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf had no intention of fighting Elder Wu directly. It dodged repeatedly at an incredibly fast speed and simultaneously shot out intense beams of silver light.
“This is so troublesome.”
“The Shooting Sun God Mountain actually aided that blind bastard.” Elder Wu was furious and worried. The attacks of the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf were unable to kill Elder Wu, but it negatively affected Elder Wu’s speed!
Once, twice, thrice…
Elder Wu’s speed was negatively affected a number of times, but the Blind Swordmaster still maintained the same speed. Thus, the distance between the two continued to decrease.
“Bind bastard, I advise you to leave as soon as possible. Otherwise, I will make you die with me,” Elder Wu said by using the Sound Transmission Technique. At the same time, he was forced to dodge the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf’s attacks repeatedly, causing the distance between him and the Blind Swordmaster to shorten again and again.
“Hmph, did you say you will make me die with you? You aren’t qualified,” the Blind Swordmaster replied, also by using the Sound Transmission Technique.
The two Emptiness Realm Experts and the Emptiness Realm Demonic Beast were all existences who stood at the pinnacle of the Land of the Nine Prefectures. They dashed westward as they fought. Whenever they passed by the ordinary travellers and countrymen, the vision of the ordinary travellers and countrymen would blur for a brief second, and that was it.
The Great Yan Mountain of Yi City was situated at approximately three hundred Li west from the Jiangning County-City.
The speed of those who had attained Emptiness Realm was extremely fast. By the time the Blind Swordmaster and Elder Wu were two Li away from each other, the two humans and the demonic beast had already arrived the Great Yan Mountain.
“No wonder why he headed westward. The Great Yan Mountain is located here.” The Blind Swordmaster was astonished.
“Perhaps, Elder Wu knew that the two Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts inhabited the Great Yan Mountain…” The Blind Swordmaster’s heart rose into his throat. During the incident at the Great Yan Mountain, the Golden Dragon Turtle and the Demonic Dragon, Violet Rain who had been in existence since the tribal times, had appeared! The Blind Swordmaster too felt slightly afraid of these two demonic beasts who had been alive for countless of years.
If a human who had attained Emptiness Realm Culmination fought against a demonic beast who had attained Emptiness Realm Culmination, the winner would most likely be the demonic beast!
“My only chance of survival is here.
“If the demonic beast, Violet Rain, or perhaps the Golden Dragon Turtle can help me, I will be able to live today.” Elder Wu dashed amidst the forest. Occasionally, a ray of light would beam out from the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf toward Elder Wu.
Although the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf was not weaker than Elder Wu, it chose not to fight him directly. It decided that obstructing Elder Wu with its fast speed was the safest method.
“Oh, no.” Elder Wu’s facial expression suddenly changed.
“Haha, you can’t escape.” The Blind Swordmaster had already caught up.
“Blind bastard, the demonic dragon Violet Rain is in the region of Jiangning County. It has relations with the Gui Yuan Sect and owes the Gui Yuan Sect a favor.” Elder Wu sent a message by using the Sound Transmission Technique. He had already arrived above the lair of the demonic dragon, Violet Rain.
Be it Elder Wu, the Blind Swordmaster, or the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf, all of them could sense a forceful and chaotic silver aura. This aura was much stronger than the Blind Swordmaster’s aura! Near this terrifying aura, there was also a profound dark-gold-colored aura resting underground.
The two auras were exceedingly powerful!
“The demonic dragon, Violet Rain, owes the Gui Yuan Sect a favor?” The Blind Swordmaster sneered coldly as he thought to himself. He didn’t hesitate at all. The thin iron rod in his hand was transformed into a beam of light and launched toward Elder Wu.
Elder Wu roared loudly. The azure-colored godly sword in his hand tried to block the seemingly ordinary black beam of light, leaving an afterimage as it moved.
“Rumble~~” An explosion occurred at the clashing point between Elder Wu and the Blind Swordmaster.
Deliberately guided by Elder Wu, a ferocious and forceful qi struck against the surface of the earth. With a force which could sweep away everything in its path, the forceful Qi blasted the surface of the mountainous region and formed a deep pit leading to the deepest areas of the earth. At the bottom of this pit was the lair of the demonic dragon, Violet Rain.
“Demonic Dragon, Violet Rain, come out quickly.” Elder Wu could only send a message by using the Sound Transmission Technique. His voice rang loudly in the ears of the demonic dragon, Violet Rain.
“You are courting death!” The Blind Swordmaster roared. The thin iron rod in his hand instantly transformed into nine beams of light.
The nine beams of black light appeared successively and combined into one!
That one beam of black light was so bright that it would caused one’s heart to shudder.
“Ah~~~” Elder Wu roared bitterly.
The intense black light instantly pierced through Elder Wu’s body! It pierced through Elder Wu’s glabella like a needle!
“Whew~~” A hole appeared on Elder Wu’s glabella, but not a hint of blood could be seen.
Elder Wu was killed!
“Hmph. To think this old fellow actually tried to ask the demonic dragon, Violet Rain, to save him.” The Blind Swordmaster scoffed coldly as he stared at Elder Wu’s corpse lying on the ground.
A deep roar, which made one’s heart shudder, rang out from within the gloomy, dark, and deep pit. The entire pit trembled and a great amount of sand and pebbles tumbled down. Simultaneously, there was a loud boom. The earth before the Blind Swordmaster split open, and the head of an enormous dragon popped out. It glared coldly at the Blind Swordmaster with a pair of golden eyes.
“Whiz!” Noticing that the situation had turned bad, the Shooting Sun Heavenly Wolf immediately fled.
“Time to run.” The Blind Swordmaster didn’t hesitate at all as he immediately flew up.
The huge dragon stared at the Blind Swordmaster and popped back into the hole. Then the sandy rocks rolled down and filled up the pit, and it became peaceful again.
While flying in the sky, the Blind Swordmaster still felt slightly afraid as he thought of what had just happened.
“As expected of the demonic dragon, Violet Rain… the demonic beast who fought against Emperor Yu in the past.” The Blind Swordmaster sighed in admiration. He thought to himself, “The demonic dragon, Violet Rain, is probably ranked first or second amongst all the Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts.” Actually, when the Blind Swordmaster sensed Violet Rain’s aura, he knew that he was no match against it.
“If I want to fight against this gifted demonic beast who has attained Emptiness Realm Culmination, I would need to attain the Profound Emptiness Realm.” A short while later, the Blind Swordmaster had already arrived on top of the Gui Yuan Sect.
He had returned to the Gui Yuan Sect just to kill Zhuge Yuanhong!
After all, Zhuge Yuanhong’s aptitude and wits were on par with Gu Yong. Actually, Zhuge Yuanhong might be even more talented and smart than Gu Yong.
“He escaped real fast.”
The Blind Swordmaster smiled and said, “You can run this time, but you can’t run for all your life. Without that oldie’s protection… Let’s see how long you can live.”
“That oldie fled to the Great Yan Mountain and tried to fool me, claiming that the demonic dragon, Violet Rain, has relations with the Gui Yuan Sect? If the demonic dragon really has relations with the Gui Yuan Sect, it could protect Teng Qingshan entirely. If it has relations with the Gui Yuan Sect, Teng Qingshan would not have to flee all over the Land of the Nine Prefectures.” The Blind Swordmaster was in a very good mood at this moment.
How could he not be happy? After all, he had killed the only Emptiness Realm of the Gui Yuan Sect.
“Yangzhou is mine from now on.” The Blind Swordmaster really didn’t care about the Gui Yuan Sect anymore since it had lost the protection of an Emptiness Realm Expert. Immediately after, he transformed into a streak of black swirling light and flew southward.
On the Nine Wolf Island:
Teng Qingshan stood at the shore as gushes of wind blew past, raising up a myriad of waves.
“That’s how it should be,” Teng Qingshan said as he stood by the lake. From time to time, he would ponder in silence and occasionally practice his fist art.
He had been at the Nine Wolf Island for several months, but he still couldn’t create the last move of the 《Earth Elemental Fist》. However, his 《Water Elemental Fist》 had improved instead. Teng Qingshan gazed upon waters every day and and felt the presence of water… Thus, he would occasionally gain some insight.
Teng Qingshan’s facial expression turned solemn. He instantly transformed into a streak of light and darted to where the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was located.
“Roar~~” The Six Legged Bladelike Chi sat in a cave, looking puzzledly at Teng Qingshan who had just leapt onto its back.
“Why is the Blind Swordmaster passing through here?” Teng Qingshan could distinctly sense the aura of the Blind Swordmaster in the sky. It was because he had sensed the arrival of the Blind Swordmaster that he immediately rushed to where the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was located.
“Jing Yi has a trump card.” The Blind Swordmaster was flying overhead the Nine Wolf Island. He looked down and said to himself, “There’s a very powerful aura beside him. It is much more powerful than most of the Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beasts I have met. It must be an extremely powerful demonic beast.” The aura of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was indeed very powerful.
“He immediately ran to the demonic beast when he sensed me approaching.
“It seems he is confident he can save himself by cooperating with that demonic beast.”
The Blind Swordmaster made his judgment instantly.
Actually, the Blind Swordmaster was on his way back to Qing Hu Island. He intentionally passed by the Nine Wolf Island to see what trump card Jing Yi possessed.
When Teng Qingshan sensed the Blind Swordmaster leave, he let out a sigh of relief.
Teng Qingshan was very confident. After all, he had attained the Emptiness Realm. So, if he cooperated with the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, the Blind Swordmaster couldn’t even kill him even if the Blind Swordmaster had help!
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi was flying at an extremely fast speed, just slightly slower than that of the Blue Luan. If Teng Qingshan aided the Six Legged Bladelike Chi with the use of the Powers of the Heavens and the Earth, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi might fly even faster than a human being who had attained the Emptiness Realm Culmination.
Moreover, flying was not the skill which Teng Qingshan valued the most. Instead, it was the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s skill of drilling into the ground!
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi had lived underground for many years, so it was most adept at drilling into the ground!
If Teng Qingshan assisted the Six Legged Bladelike Chi with the use of the Power of the Heavens and the Earth, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s speed would be extremely fast.
On the morning of March 24th:
“Plop! Plop! Plop!”
It was the rainy season of Spring. The rain seemed to never stop. Raindrops coming from everywhere in the sky smashed onto the vast surface of the lake. For a moment, the heavens and the earth was covered by a canopy of raindrops. Teng Qingshan was sitting beneath the pavilion. Occasionally, the wind blew some tiny raindrops onto his body and face. It was extremely cooling.
“Eh?” Teng Qingshan was slightly surprised. He thought to himself as he turned and looked eastward, “Teacher came to the Nine Wolf Lake?”
It was raining cats and dogs.
On the vast surface of the Nine Wolf Lake, a figure was seen treading on the water, dashing toward the Nine Wolf Island.
“I waited at the stationary point in Nanxing County for a day, but I was told that Elder Wu had not returned to the sect.” Out of cautiousness, he did not envelope himself with the Innate True Origin. Thus, his entire body was completely wet, and his face was very pale. Sadness was visible in his eyes. “Elder Wu… Qing Hu Island!!!”
Zhuge Yuanhong felt really bitter!
After treading on the water and dashing for a very long time, Zhuge Yuan Hong finally saw the faraway island.Looking through the curtain of heavy rain, he couldn’t see the island clearly, but it was certainly the Nine Wolf Island!