Chapter 765 – Yinming Bird
The human and cat headed toward the depths of the Wuyou Forest.
Zhao Feng had his own plans, and he was less likely to become suspicious if he acted alone. Besides, it suited the body’s original attitude anyway.
On top of that, Zhao Feng also wanted to test how much battle-power he still had left. He was too disdainful to attack those below the True Spirit Realm, but there was still a small number of beasts that attacked Zhao Feng.
The nearby trees were broken by a large surge of power. A flaming Yao cow charged toward Zhao Feng.
“A beast that’s just reached the True Spirit Realm?”
Zhao Feng didn’t even look at it. He swiped his hand, sending a faint red-colored flaming sword made from True Yuan through the air.
The cow’s large body was instantly sliced in two and it died.
After finishing off the cow, Zhao Feng walked steadily toward the Wuyou Forest. Apparently, there were some relatively intelligent Origin Core Realm beasts in the depths of the Wuyou Forest.
Not long after Zhao Feng left:
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Several masked figures quickly approached.
“The strength of this flaming cow is even stronger than others at the same rank, and yet it was killed in one blow,” the eyes of the leading elder twinkled.
“With that brat’s just-stabilized injuries, how could he do this?”
“It’s impossible to do this without the battle-power of a True Lord rank.”
The masked males discussed in low tones. They could exclude Zhao Feng as the one who did this, and the injuries that the flaming cow had sustained were from the element of fire.
“It should be someone else who’s at least at the True Lord Rank,” the leading elder said confidently, and the others were puzzled.
“The person who did this didn’t even bother picking up the corpse of this flaming cow. Think about it – the body of the flaming cow, especially its blood and heart, is beneficial for those that cultivate the element of fire,” the elder smiled and said.
Hearing that, the others all agreed. Indeed, if Zhao Feng had done this, he definitely wouldn’t just ignore the body of the flaming cow.
“Follow him!” the masked males followed the tracks and pursued Zhao Feng.
Around half the time it took to make tea later, the human and cat came into view.
“There’s no one around… attack!”
A total of five masked males led by the elder leapt at Zhao Feng.
As if sensing something, Zhao Feng turned around and smiled at them.
“That smile….” the elder suddenly felt cold and uneasy. Although the appearance of the youth in front of them was the same as “Zhao Feng,” the feeling he gave off was as if they were two different people.
“Hahaha…. Brat, I didn’t expect you to survive, but unfortunately, there’s no good fortune awaiting you!” the masked males laughed. They had just beaten this youth within an inch of his life before, so they were extremely confident.
“Survive? How can you be sure that I haven’t died?” Zhao Feng revealed a weird expression as he slowly raised his hand.
Several flaming blades slashed through the air alongside the humming of lightning.
“Watch out!” the expression of the leading elder changed dramatically. However, Zhao Feng’s attack was just too fast, and they thought that his strength was still the same as before.
Screams sounded as the five True Human and True Mystic Rank masked males were split into two or burnt.
“You… you’re not Zhao Feng!” the leading elder exclaimed. Such strength had reached the True Lord Rank at least. Zhao Feng definitely didn’t have such comprehension.
“Tell me – how do you know that I didn’t die?” Zhao Feng walked confidently toward the elder, who became angry; “Brat, even if your strength has reached the True Lord Rank, it’s only on par with me.”
After saying that, an old broken sword appeared in his hand and sent a wave of golden light forward.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The nearby trees were instantly turned into ashes.
Hmm? It’s a broken Earth-grade weapon that a Sovereign used before, Zhao Feng was slightly surprised. It was obvious that this weapon was the elder’s hidden card. The elder instinctively felt that the Zhao Feng in front of him was not simple.
“Hmph!” Zhao Feng snickered coldly and took a step forward as an unparalleled Intent pierced through the sky.
“Argh!” the broken sword fell to the ground as the elder spat out a mouthful of blood. His face went white, and his mind was severely injured as an Intent restricted his powers.
Even though Zhao Feng only had one-tenth of his Intent remaining, it wasn’t something that a mere True Lord Rank could fight against.
“Intent…?” the elder couldn’t believe it. The opponent’s Intent had reached a level that he couldn’t see through.
A hand hit his head.
A misty purple haze appeared in Zhao Feng’s left eye. The elder’s body shook and could do nothing against the opponent’s Intent and soul power.
“As I thought,” Zhao Feng took back his hand as he received his answer.
It was Senior Martial Brother Guang. The death of Zhao Feng from before was due to Senior Martial Brother Guang purposely arguing with him and making him travel alone. This time was also related to Senior Martial Brother Guang; this elder was a guest Elder of the Yin family.
“Guang Tian,” Zhao Feng murmured Senior Martial Brother Guang’s name as a cold glint flashed through his eyes.
Since he had revived through this body, he would complete Zhao Feng’s wishes, and he would kill those that caused his death.
However, Senior Martial Brother Guang was a Core disciple, and his master was a Void God Realm King.
According to what Zhao Feng knew, the Ten Thousand Sacred Clan used to be a three-star superpower. Although it was much weaker now, there were more than a dozen Kings and several Emperors.
The combined forces of the three two-star sects of the Tianlu Islands was not on the same level as the lone Ten Thousand Sacred Clan. The Ten Thousand Sacred Clan was definitely one of the most elite two-star sects.
“Oh well, that just means that I’ll be able to obtain more resources and have a better environment to cultivate in,” Zhao Feng nodded his head.
With a thought, an ancient metal ring appeared on his finger.
“These resources can only help me re-cultivate to a half-step King, but they aren’t enough for anything above a King. Furthermore, the Golden Kun Sacred Lightning Body requires a lot of resources since it’s a body-strengthening technique. The Five Elemental Ten Thousand Lightning Technique also requires resources of every element….” Zhao Feng started to plan how to re-cultivate.
All in all, his current identity and environment suited re-cultivation.
Slowly but steadily, Zhao Feng approached the depths of the Wuyou Forest. The beasts he faced here became stronger, and it was common to see True Spirit Realm beasts. There was even the occasional True Lord Rank beast, but before they got anywhere near him, they would be easily finished off by Zhao Feng and the little thieving cat.
“The little thieving cat can protect himself even against a King, but my aim is higher than that,” Zhao Feng felt calm.
He started to understand his battle-power after reviving. Although he didn’t even have one tenth of his peak power remaining, it was still stronger than normal half-step Kings, and he still had his God’s Spiritual Eye as well.
“Protect the princess!”
“We’re so unlucky and just had to meet the most mysterious Yinming Bird in the Wuyou Forest.”
The sound of flying appeared from ahead, and Zhao Feng’s footsteps stopped as he felt a weird aura. A large bird with half-transparent wings and covered in a layer of dark flames was chasing after three males and one female.
The bird seemed to be made from nothing as it passed through branches and trees. It was as fast as lightning.
The three males being chased were all at the Origin Core Realm, and one of them was a Sovereign Lord. The female wore a noble and purple dress. She was around fifteen years old, and she had a face as white as snow and gave off a noble aura.
What made Zhao Feng surprised was that she had reached the peak True Mystic Rank and was just half a step away from the True Lord Rank. It could be guessed that this girl not only came from a noble background; she was also talented.
However, what surprised Zhao Feng even more was that the Yinming Bird was only at the peak Small Origin Core Realm and yet could force a Sovereign Lord and two Sovereigns to retreat.
Bam! Bam! Bam!
The Yinming Bird’s half-transparent wings fluttered quickly as it leapt toward the four.
“Soul attack, and based on the element of Death….” Zhao Feng inspected.
Simply put, this bird cultivated the same path as the Emperor of Death.
The little thieving cat waved its paws and glared at the Yinming Bird. Zhao Feng could sense that the bloodline of the Yinming Bird was unusual.
The Yinming Bird suddenly became angry and charged toward Zhao Feng and the little thieving cat.
“Thieving cat, what did you say to this bird?” Zhao Feng’s expression changed. The Yinming Bird’s battle-power was comparable to a Sovereign Lord, and it cultivated the element of Death.
Although he said that, Zhao Feng’s black hair suddenly turned faint purple, and his purple-colored left eye locked on to the Yinming Bird.
What happened next was extremely weird. When the Yinming Bird approached Zhao Feng, it suddenly froze and started to struggle.
“Hmm?” the escaping three males and one female suddenly realized that the Yinming Bird had charged toward a youth instead of them. The youth had his back toward them, and his dreamy purple hair blew in the air. One could see the side of his handsome face.
“How is this possible?” the leading Sovereign Lord was stunned.
When the Yinming Bird approached Zhao Feng, it started to shrink until it was the size of a palm.
The little bird and the little thieving cat stood on Zhao Feng’s left and right shoulder respectively. The Yinming Bird that was just enraged was now nudging Zhao Feng’s neck obediently.
“The Tianfeng Great Island Zone has such a talented Beast Tamer!? The Yinming Bird is extremely rare and trains in the element of Death. It’s almost impossible to tame,” the noble young girl had surprise written all over her face.
On top of everything, the Beast Tamer was unbelievably young. She wanted to see the face of the purple-haired youth clearly but didn’t succeed.
Just as they were about to go up and talk to him:
The Yinming Bird suddenly expanded and took Zhao Feng and the little thieving cat through the forest and into the sky.