Chapter 429: Netherworld Realm?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
When the two Devil Star Vines scuttled out to fight with the Demon Empress and the others, it naturally alerted the Yazi Beast at the bottom. The strange thing was that it didn’t awaken Jiang Yi. It was obvious that he was in a deep state of seclusion where he shut off all his senses. He would even die without feeling anything, and this was his last struggle.
When the second Devil Star Vine ascended, the Yazi Beast’s eyes lit up with brilliance. If a single Devil Star Vine wasn’t sufficient, it meant that the attacker was at least at the Heaven Monarch Realm. It was none other than the Demon Empress.
The Yazi Beast didn’t know how powerful the Demon Empress was, but when it was at Mt. Thirty Thousand, it was frightened by the sudden release of aura presence from the Demon Empress. Although it didn’t think that the Demon Empress could rescue them, it still had a trace of hope in its heart.
The result extinguished his hope as the two Devil Star Vines quickly withdrew. One of the Devil Star Vines might be oozing with black liquid, but it was apparent that the Demon Empress wasn’t a match for them.
A few hours later, another Devil Star Vine actually went up. The Yazi Beast opened its eyes again and looked at Jiang Yi. It felt strange and thought if Jiang Yi was going to have another instant comprehension. Otherwise, why would he be in a deep state of seclusion?
The Devil Star Vine just went towards the surface and quickly withdrew. This Yazi Beast took a glance and was rather furious as it spoke in a muffled voice, “Lass, have you come to throw your life away?”
Jiang Xiaonu ignored the Yazi Beast and swept her beautiful eyes across to look at Jiang Yi. After she made sure that Jiang Yi was alive, she then let out a sweet smile and said, “Young Master, Xiaonu is here to rescue you.”
The Yazi Beast rolled its eyes like a human. When Jiang Xiaonu’s body suddenly surged with a powerful aura presence, the Yazi Beast instinctively felt its heart palpitated. Its eyes instantly lit up as it stared at Jiang Xiaonu with its bronze bell-like eyes.
Jiang Xiaonu’s body lit up, but it was with green light instead of white. Her fine black hair was fluttering, turning dark green in color. Her ears grew sharp, and her eyes were glowing with a green light. All ten of her fingers curved slightly like beast claws, glittering with a cold green glow. These made the Yazi Beast’s soul spirit shudder.
The clothes on her back burst apart, revealing her snow-white back where two dark green feathered wings appeared immediately after a green flash. Jiang Xiaonu’s aura suddenly changed from a frail little lass into an invincible battle goddess with imposing might that deterred anyone from looking directly at here.
Her sharp claws abruptly clawed at the Devil Star Vine which was wrapped on her waist and legs. The Yazi Beast was extremely shocked when this continent’s toughest Devil Star Vine was actually turned into a fragile wood when it was clawed by Jiang Xiaonu’s sharp claws which were glowing with this green light. Every time she clawed, she would tear apart a huge chunk of the Devil Star Vine.
The Yazi Beast might be a peak-grade demon king, which was always prideful, was currently stunned. Back when the Witch God attained the Heaven Monarch Realm, he still wasn’t able to sever the Devil Star Vines, but it was effortless for this young lass. How could the Yazi Beast not be shocked?
There was an even stranger occurrence afterward. When the other two Devil Star Vines looked down as that Devil Star Vine got severed, they didn’t dare to help and constantly retreated to the side instead. They seemed to be fearful of Jiang Xiaonu.
In just a dozen breaths, that giant Devil Star Vine had been severed by Jiang Xiaonu’s claws. Its upper portion crashed onto the ground while the lower portion withdrew into the ground and vanished.
Once the upper portion of the Devil Star Vine landed ground, it actually emitted a black smoke, which turned into a black aura which made the Yazi Beast and Jiang Xiaonu extremely uncomfortable as it spread across the underwater plaza. That gas was abnormally awful in smell like the chilling winds of winter.
Jiang Xiaonu swept a glance and didn’t bother anymore. She flapped her wings and quickly flew towards the Devil Star Vine which caught hold of Jiang Yi and the Yazi Beast. She was about to sever that Devil Star Vine and rescue them.
The Devil Star Vine, which had Jiang Yi and the Yazi Beast, quickly withdrew under the plaza as it grew obviously fearful of Jiang Xiaonu and wanted to escape.
“Trying to escape? Let go of my Young Master!”
Jiang Xiaonu had this unpresentable face as she yelled out with her delicate voice. Her wings flapped at a great speed as she shot into the black pit of the plaza like an afterimage, using her fastest speed to chase after the Devil Star Vine.
The Devil Star Vine was too fast. Jiang Xiaonu might have achieved some small accomplishments after concentrating on cultivating the Ink Feather Divine Art for a few months. However, she didn’t manage to cultivate to the peak stage of the first rank. She was only slightly faster than before. If the Devil Star Vine was faster than the Demon Empress, how could Jiang Xiaonu catch up to it?
“Young Master! Young Master!”
The Devil Star Vine was thick and left behind a very wide tunnel which headed straight into the ground. Jiang Xiaonu didn’t show any hint of fear as she dove like a flash of green lightning. However, the Devil Star Vine was getting further and quickly vanished, leaving behind an immeasurably deep pit.
The underwater plaza was already a few tens of kilometers under the sea; how far more could it withdraw under? Would it reach the Netherworld Realm? Jiang Xiaonu truly didn’t know how much deeper it could get, but she didn’t bother either. She only knew that her Young Master was in there, and she would risk her life to rescue him.
Because of the rapid descent, the deep pit echoed with a bone-chilling strange noise. It was pitch-black everywhere, and it was bottomless, which made her heart palpitate with fear. If it was Jiang Xiaonu in the past, she would already be crying from the fear. Right now, her charming face was dark and cold, which a glint of determination in her eyes that had the green light. Even if the Netherworld Realm was right below, she would still venture into it and take her young master back from the King of the Netherworld.
Fifteen minutes later, Jiang Xiaonu didn’t even know how deep had she gone? A hundred kilometers? A thousand? She finally saw a trace of light, but the light didn’t look like those luminous pearls on the surface. It was verdant light spots which looked like the eyes of numerous hungry wolves, which caused trembling even though it wasn’t cold.
It was getting closer and closer.
There was a black aura which was like the severed Devil Star Vine which came rushing towards Jiang Xiaonu. It was even more condensed and nauseating while that green light at the below was finally vaguely visible.
Jiang Xiaonu got a fright once she took a glance while her body shuddered. Her wings extended out which stopped her in mid-air. Her beautiful eyes were filled with fear, her tender shoulders were shaking lightly, and her charming face was now pale white as snow.
Those verdant light spots weren’t the eyes of hungry wolves. It was actually green glows from the eyes of a group of monsters. These monsters weren’t demonic beasts, and they weren’t oddly shaped monsters either. They were humans.
No… they shouldn’t be addressed as humans because there weren’t any signs of life from their bodies. They were only shaped like humans. If there was a term to describe them, it would living corpses—or zombies!
There was an even bigger plaza at the bottom which didn’t have any boundaries either. It could also be said that… this was another world.
There were zombies for as far as one could see. It was unknown how many there were, but they all had verdant eyes and horrifying aura presence. Everywhere was covered in black smoke and smelled like blood, a fishy stench, the smell of corpses, and a strange pungent smell.
The roots of the three Devil Star Vines were in this place. Their roots were in three respective blood seas. The Devil Star Vine which Jiang Xiaonu had severed earlier was currently absorbing the blood from the blood sea while the severed portion quickly regenerated.
Everything looked so strange and caused her blood to run cold. It was extremely terrifying! At this moment, Jiang Xiaonu and the Yazi Beast both felt that they had come to the Netherworld Realm.