Chapter 938: A Ripe Fruit
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The entirely-black mountain whose peak shone with golden and black light was where all the magnetic light in this Outer Realm congregated.
At this moment, the scene before Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao was indeed strange. Innumerable Heaven-Carrying Ants, linked tail-to-head, wrapped around the mountain like chains. From their actions, they appeared to be trying to uproot the mountain.
These Heaven-Carrying Ants had both high and low mastery levels. Some were in their Demonic Lord stage and others were in their Demonic Commander stage. There were even Demonic General stage ants and some who did not even have much cultivation.
However, by joining together and using their tribe’s Unique Gift, their strength became enormous. Together, they were easily able to surpass the limitation of their mastery and could even beat a demon who had formed his Undying Demon Soul.
Even the Demonic Lord stage Heaven-Carrying Ants were only as big as a tiger or a wolf. In comparison to the huge frames of other demons, this could be said to be very tiny. However, their powers clearly placed them in the realm of Demonic Lords and their physical strength surpassed that of other demons.
Despite this, the mountain that they wrapped themselves around remained immobile as it resisted the tug of the chain made up of Heaven-Carrying Ants.
Wang Lin swept with his supernatural awareness and his heart jumped. “So that’s the case, the black mountain is actually formed from the Avici Satanic Appearance of a powerful Ancient Satanic Sect cultivator in his Immortal Soul stage.”
“The bottom of the mountain is not linked tightly to this Outer Realm but instead, it appears to be suppressing something…” Wang Lin’s gaze flashed. “It’s suppressing an Undying Demon Soul stage Heaven-Carrying Ant Grand Sage!”
Shi Tianhao nodded his head and said, “The Undying Demon Soul stage Heaven-Carrying Ant should be their queen.”
The Heaven-Carrying Ant Tribe was a female-dominated tribe. Leaders of the tribe were always the queens.
The two of them gasped as their gazes flashed. The black mountain appeared in their field of vision and then, it turned into a black fog. Through the fog, they could see that in the deepest part of the mountain lay a Heaven-Carrying Ant.
Normally, the queen of the Heaven-Carrying Ant would be bigger than an ordinary Heaven-Carrying Ant. She would have a swollen abdomen and moving would be very difficult for her.
This Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen looked exactly like that. The first half of her body was black while the back half of her body was white and extremely big.
However, unlike ordinary queen ants, while the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen’s bottom was swollen, she looked as if she could still move about freely.
However, her entire size was way smaller than an ordinary Heaven-Carrying Ant till the point where it looked slightly ridiculous. Her entire length was no longer than the palm of an ordinary person.
Yet, the power within her was not small. Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao both recognized clearly that the physical power of this ant surpassed the other demons of her stage.
“Too bad, she’s dead,” Shi Tianhao’s mouth twitched. Both Wang Lin and he could see that regardless whether it was the many Heaven-Carrying Ants who currently formed the chain or the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen underneath the mountain, they were dead and all that was left their powerful, physical shells.
Wang Lin, who had a certain understanding of the teaching of the Ancient Satanic Sect, quickly saw that the Avici Satanic Appearance that took the shape of a mountain was an ownerless object.
The mountain was not only formed from the Avici Satanic Appearance but also from the Virtual Entity of the cultivator.
When the two of them combined, they would then form this black mountain. However, its supernatural awareness was almost gone, like most signs of life.
It was likely that the Satanic Way cultivator wanted to subdue and cultivate the Heaven-Carrying Ants here. However, they resisted to the death and both parties entered a stalemate. As they wore each other down, both sides eventually died.
Yet, both sides were still very powerful. Even when their souls were gone, they still managed to come to an equilibrium, up till now.
Looking at the black gas on top of the peak of the black mountain, it was evident that the Avici Satanic Qi continually corrupted the chain of Heaven-Carrying Ants and the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen underneath the mountain. One could then know while both sides perished, there was still a disparity in terms of power.
If this continued and the black mountain did not dissipate and the Virtual Entity did not completely disintegrate, then the Avici Satanic Qi could one day cultivate all the Heaven-Carrying Ants. The cultivator then had a chance of reviving himself through his Virtual Entity.
While it was just a hope, it was undoubtedly the plan that the Satanic Way cultivator had left for himself. Looking at it now, if no one interfered with the battle, then the victory of this human-ant war would likely be the human.
If he could be reborn, then he would immediately obtain many Heaven-Carrying Ant avatars.
Other than the Heaven-Carrying Ant Queen, none of the other Heaven-Carrying Ants had formed their Undying Demon Soul but all had great potential. If their mastery were to increase in the future, then it would be terrifying. With the help of the many Heaven-Carrying Ant avatars, they were all likely to exceed his own powers.
Even now, the combined power of so many Heaven-Carrying Ants was able to resist against his own powers.
However, while this was what he had hoped for, it was also a last-ditch attempt. If the Satanic Way cultivator had better plans, he would surely not have done this.
Furthermore, what he had hoped for was not going to happen.
Even without the Celestial Sect of Wonders, one could know what happened here from the hundreds of Heaven-Carrying Ants the Lu Yuan Grand Sage had cultivated.
Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao both had calm expressions as they looked towards the top of the black mountain. They saw that between the golden and black light on the mountain top, there was huge figure who had the head of a tiger and the body of an ape. His face shone like the sun and moon. It was the Lu Yuan Grand Sage.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage too stared back at them with his glaringly-bright gaze. The circular pattern in his head trembled slightly like ripple of waves in water. He was breathing heavily through the nose and as he exhaled, two white lines appeared. They hovered for a while in space before turning into clouds.
Next to the Lu Yuan Grand Sage and on top of the mountain, there was a tiny old bell appeared to be made from gold. It appeared ancient and simple and intricate carvings could be seen on its surface. A powerful energy spread from it and it gave off a similar aura to the Hammer of the Yellow Heaven Bell.
Shi Tianhao looked at it and said, “Is that the Yellow Heaven Bell? It probably did not belong the Ancient Satanic Sect cultivator. If not, he would have been able to use it to subdue the Heaven-Carrying Ants. I wonder how did this treasure fall into this Outer Realm.”
Wang Lin, Shi Tianhao and the Lu Yuan Grand Sage stood facing each other. Both sides used their supernatural awareness to assess their opponents. A look crossed both Wang Lin’s and Shi Tianhao’s faces. “So that’s the case.”
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage was in his Immortal Soul Third Level. Even if the Heaven-Carrying Ants and the black mountain combined their powers, he would be able to defeat both. However, this demon did not want to destroy this splendid opportunity before him. Instead, he thought of subduing and cultivating them.
It was not something easy. Not only did the black mountain and the Heaven-Carrying Ant achieved a special balance, there was still the Yellow Heaven Bell and the vast amount of Primordial Magnet Power. Hence, the situation here was both exquisite and delicate.
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage was battle-hungry but he controlled his violent temper as he carefully tried to cultivate both the mountain the Heaven-Carrying Ants.
His eyes were sharp too. As long as he could cultivate and absorb the powers of the Yellow Heaven Bell, the black mountain, the Heaven-Carrying Ants and Primordial Magnet Power that was congregated there, it would greatly benefit even him, who was in the Undying Demon Soul Third Level, and bring about a qualitative transformation.
By cultivating a powerful avatar that may be stronger than he himself and then absorbing it completely, then it would be perfect. After he cultivated a few more luminaries, he would then be able to undergo the Cardinal Tribulations.
Before him was such a bright prospect that made him stop and consider his options.
In reality, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage was an Undying Demon Soul Third Level demon. After much hard work, he was only half a step away from success.
He was already able to cultivate a bunch of Heaven-Carrying Ants into his avatars. That was enough to prove that the hardest part of his job was over.
While these Heaven-Carrying Ants had left the main group and were cultivated before the rest by the Lu Yuan Grand Sage, they would be able to rejoin their swarm when the Lu Yuan Grand Sage finished cultivating the rest without any adverse impact.
After a long period of cultivation, the fruit of his labor was almost ripe.
It was exactly because of that that made him extremely anxious when he saw Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao. One could only imagine why.
“Two Immortal Soul First Level b*stards? You scram as fast as he can, if not I’ll eat you.” He then stared at Wang Lin. “As for you, you dare to destroy my avatar? Don’t expect to leave here alive.”
The Lu Yuan Grand Sage was normally jumpy, frenetic and temperamental. He blew his top in that instant and without saying much, he opened his mouth wide and a ray of white light came straight for Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao.
The white light was like a white horse as it cut through the void between them. It appeared before Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao almost at the same time it was released.
The magnetic light around them trembled. They too went straight for their target.
“He!” A radiant smile appeared on Shi Tianhao’s handsome face. He smiled so brightly that even his teeth glittered.
He did not resist forcefully against the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s attack. Instead, his form changed and his shoulders heaved as he revealed his Kun Peng Appearance. He turned into a green roc as he fluttered his wings in the nine heavens above. Then, he came crashing straight down at the Lu Yuan Grand Sage.
Wang Lin was expressionless as a Demonic Door opened and he began to use his Real and Illusory World as he too avoided the Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s attack.
“Eh?” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s gaze flashed. His expression became a lot more restrained.
Earlier, when Wang Lin destroyed his Heaven-Carrying Ant avatar, he did not reveal his true powers. Hence, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage was angered as he felt offended. He did not realize that both Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao could threaten him.
Now, he became more careful. “While they were only in their Immortal Soul First Level, the two of them possessed extremely powerful attacks. Where did these two humans come from?”
As he had spent a lot of time in the Outer Realm, he knew very little about the developments of the Barren Expanses, much less the Divine Lands.
“Could they be from the Great Void Sect?” The Lu Yuan Grand Sage’s expression turned colder and darker. “Looking at their attacks, no.”
While he was cultivating the mountain and his avatars, he could still pause his cultivation. The only downside to it was that he would take a longer time to succeed.
Hence, as he could not figure it out, the Lu Yuan Grand Sage decided to stop thinking. With a roar, he lunged straight at Wang Lin and Shi Tianhao!