Chapter 924: Tailed
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
A giant chasm appeared before Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company. The chasm stretched as far as the naked eye could see and was extremely deep.
Looking down at the yawning mouth of the chasm, there was only darkness with a tiny sliver of white light. Other than, there was nothing but pure Primordial Magnet Power.
Such a powerful Primordial Magnet Power made it hard for even Wang Lin to use his supernatural awareness to scout ahead.
Thus, while everyone stood outside of the chasm, they could feel their ability to do reconnaissance with their supernatural awareness falling rapidly.
However, even so, Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao looked in the same direction of the sky far, far away as they could faintly sense something in their hearts.
However, that feeling flashed past then. When they wanted to search for it again, they found no trace of it.
The two disciples looked at each other and Shi Tianhao said slowly, “Despite the interference of the Polarity Steel Mine, it was still able to avoid detection from us. At the very least, it should either be an Immortal Soul Second Level human cultivator or an Undying Demon Soul Second Level demon.”
Wang Lin nodded his head and said, “Once we are in the Polarity Steel Mine, we will have the upper hand.”
Shi Tianhao too smiled and said, “However, we should not split up, even though that may be the more efficient option.”
Wang Lin said, “We have no choice in the matter. We can’t project our voices in the Polarity Steel Mine and we should not be wasting our time by dealing with them out of the mine. Hence, by entering the mine, we may have an advantage.”
“Let’s go then,” Shi Tianhao nodded his head. He looked at Tun Tun, smiled and said, “You good-for-nothing, behave yourself here. If not, there’ll be hell to pay.”
Tun Tun angrily made a face at him and said, “Using the Gengjin Tiger’s body to make a physical body is good. However, the only downside to it is its weakness to Primordial Magnet Power, which is rather annoying.”
The Jade Water Magnetic Light Formation gave her quite a bit of a headache. Hence, in the face of the powerful Primordial Magnet Power before her, if she were to walk into it without any preparation she would be twisted beyond recognition. She would not even be able to resist it.
Neither she, Han Yang nor Huang Zhenting knew about this. Under Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s support, the group of junior disciples was still able to proceed.
Shi Tianhao enveloped Tun Tun with his spell and brought the group of them into the chasm. Wang Lin followed behind him as they descended. Before he descended, Wang Lin looked one last time at the faraway horizon.
After Wang Lin had disappeared into the chasm, a patch of sky trembled and it tore open. Two balls of white clouds appeared.
These two clouds hovered in mid-air and while they did not appear to be exceptionally large, that was because of the distortion in the void. If they were to expand, then anyone of these two clouds would be able to cover the sky above the chasm.
The white cloud looked auspicious and one could see the shape of a dragon faintly inside it. However, one could only see the head of the dragon and not its tail. The powerful dragon awe within it was not fake. While it could not compare to the Azure Sky Dragon King, it was still exceptionally powerful and gave off a strong pressure. Many other creations would be tempted to submit to it.
It was evidently an Undying Demon Soul Third Level dragon’s Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud.
Next to the white cloud was a ball of black fog. In the black fog, one could not see the shape of a dragon but instead, a terrifyingly huge object. The aura emitted from the black fog was not as regal and awe-inspiring as the Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud, but much more violent, cruel and dark.
Next to the Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud, it was in no way inferior. The powerful pressure of the dragon awe did not affect it too. Evidently, it was another Undying Demon Soul Third Level demon.
“They have sensed us and while we don’t know their mastery and numbers, they dared to enter the Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon,” said an icy-cold voice from the black fog. While its tone was calm and peaceful, one could sense a violent, cruel temperament within it.
The Dragon Awe Auspicious Cloud next to it spoke, “The Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon is hard to scout using one’s supernatural awareness. Hence, everyone who enters it will feel the Primordial Magnet Power. The fact that they dare to enter means that they have some sort of trump card with them.”
“My Third Senior is in the hands of the Master of the Celestial Sect and we must find a way to save him. If master and Granduncle Earth Dragon King wanted to defeat the Master of the Celestial Sect, they do not possess an absolute advantage. All we can do is to capture the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. Then, we have a chance at rescuing Third Senior.”
“By meeting them unintentionally as we pass by the Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon, that is something worth celebrating indeed.”
The demon in the black fog said, “Yu’ao, didn’t the Golden Cicada say that he will give his disciples some of his own flesh and blood? If that’s the case, why don’t you just leave him after he has given you that?”
Yu’ao Dragon King said calmly, “Zu’e, while my master’s flesh and blood are useful for surviving tribulations, we must still depend on ourselves ultimately. I continue cultivating with my master because I want to tap on his experience of cultivating Buddhist mantras using his demon powers.”
Zu’e Grand Sage in the black fog coughed upon hearing that. If anyone else said it, he would not believe them. However, when the Yu’ao Dragon King said it, he believed him.
Many demons in the Barren Expanses coveted the Golden Cicada’s flesh and blood. However, only the dragons did not care much of it. Their prideful nature stopped them from seeking help from the Golden Cicada and instead, they preferred to use their own powers to survive tribulations.
Of course, if the Golden Cicada annoyed them, the dragons would not mind joining forces with other demons to kill him. However, they would only try and kill him and nothing else.
Other than the pure-blooded dragons of the Black Sea, there were many demons who lived there too. Most of them, like the pure-blooded dragons, were the descendants of the Immemorial Celestial Dragon. However, their blood had been mixed.
The Zu’e Grand Sage was one of these demons. At the same time, it was one of the few, rare Undying Demon Soul Third Level demons and a close relative to the dragons. Earlier, he had joined the dragons in hiding in the Black Sea and only recently did he resume his activities in the Barren Exapnses.
This time, when Lin Feng ventured into the Barren Expanses, he was there too with the Azure Sky Dragon King. However, after the Azure Sky Dragon King was defeated by Lin Feng, he knew that fighting Lin Feng alone would be an unwise move.
The Yu’ao Dragon King shouldered the heavy responsibility of communication between the Golden Cicada and the dragons.
He knew the Zu’e Grand Sage for a very long time. However, ever since he started cultivating under the Golden Ciacada, it had been a long time since he last returned to the Black Sea. His return this time was to welcome the Earth Dragon King. However, he discovered traces of Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company.
The two demons hence began to plot together as they sought to enter the Polarity Steel Mine.
“We should go too,” said the Yu’ao Dragon King after he stared at the Polarity Steel Mine for a while. “They may have some plans but as long as you and I don’t separate, we may be able to use the Primordial Magnet Power in our favor.”
“While it is a rather sad fact, we probably won’t be able to do much in the fight between master and Granduncle Earth Dragon King and the Master of the Celestial Sect.” While he said that it was something sad, the Yu’ao Dragon King’s tone was neutral. He did not sound dejected as he continued, “Since that’s the case, we shall just do what we can.”
In response to the Yu’ao Dragon King’s words, the Zu’e Grand Sage in the black fog had no intention of opposing. Instead, he said in a low voice, “Let’s go then. Any later and they will be too far away. Under the Primordial Magnet Power, we won’t be able to catch up with them.”
As he said that, one black and one white balls of clouds descended into the Polarity Steel Mine of the Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon.
At that instant, Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and company were at the bottom of the Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon and right outside of the Polarity Steel Mine. Looking inside, they noticed nothing but pure, white light. The reflection of the metal was blindingly bright and the thick Primordial Magnetic Power caused a bit of discomfort for them.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao were still able to scout a bit ahead with their supernatural awareness. However, the area of reconnaissance was very limited too. In comparison to their usual state, it was far weaker.
Other than the two of them, the others were completely unable to use their supernatural awareness at all. Their sensing abilities reached rock-bottom.
In this place, they could only use their six senses. For Yang Qing, Li Yuanfang, Luo Qingwu, Chu Yang and the rest, they were only able to use their basic five senses such as sight and hearing.
For Han Yang, Huang Zhenting and the rest, they could only use their five senses plus their sixth sense with the help of Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao.
However, everyone’s expression remained normal as if nothing had happened.
The Middle World of the Celestial Sect of Wonders had its own Polarity Steel Mine too and exceptional disciples of a certain mastery must enter it.
Of course, they did not enter just to mine for metals. Instead, it was for them to adapt to the environment so that they would be prepared in times like this.
They finally managed to use their training today.
Disciples of the Ethereal Mountain Sect, which was a vassal sect of the Celestial Sect of Wonders, were allowed to the enter the Celestial Wonders World too. Hence, Chu Yang too entered and did special training in it.
The reason was simple. He specialized in swords and hence, under the effect of the Primordial Magnet Power, metal-type objects that were not magic treasures would be adversely affected. While he did not do so with the expectation of entering the Beiyuan Magnetic Canyon, he would be in a similar predicament if he met with powerful opponents who could manipulate the Primordial Magnet Power. Hence, Chu Yang must train himself in preparation for that eventuality.
Hence, he was experienced too. Together with Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the rest, he entered the mine and kept his sword at the first possible moment.
Han Yang, Luo Qingwu’s disciple, did the same too. If he and Chu Yang did not keep their swords, then not only would they be unable to use their swords under the interference of the Primordial Magnet Power, their swords may be ruined too.
Hence, this did not mean that they had lost their fighting abilities.
Han Yang looked at the shadow that danced in the mine before them. His face was relaxed and without any sign of fear. He instead looked curious.
“Master, what demon is that?”
At that moment, many shadows appeared before them. Their bodies looked like leopards but their four claws were like the talons of birds. Every single of them was as a huge as a small elephant and all had a vertical, third eye in their foreheads.
While these beasts had spots like real leopards, their spots flashed with a white light similar to that generated by the Primordial Magnet Power. Their bodies looked as sturdy as metal.
They opened their mouths and screeched. The sound was ear-piercingly sharp and shook the very souls of everyone present. It was extremely unpleasant.
Their bodies brimmed with a powerful Primordial Magnet Power and hence, they behaved as if they were attracted to and repelled by their surroundings at the same time. Hence, their actions appeared unpredictable.
Luo Qingwu saw them and turned to Shi Tianhao and asked, “Little Senior, are these the Choucheng Tribe?”
The Choucheng was one of the many demons of the Barren Expanse. They had the bodies of leopards and the talons of bird. They also had three eyes and their unique gift was their mastery over the Primordial Magnet Power. Hence, they liked to congregate in places rich with Primordial Magnet Power.
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “Correct, they are Choucheng.”
Wang Lin said calmly, “Those behind us just now are now following us. We should quickly pass through here and make preparations in a deeper part of the mine. If they wanted to harm us, we shall give them a special welcome.”