Chapter 737: Luring Ashore to Kill
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The Poison Cavity: Devouring Wasps simply flew into every opening they could possibly find. Using the Wind Disc as a disguise, thousands of them drilled into the Scarlet Rending Demon’s wounds. The creature was unaware of their existence until they started biting its wounds. It finally discovered that its body was crawling with the Poisonous Wasps!
The Poisonous Wasps were a rather unique existence. They were so tiny that they could simply ignore the classifications of demon creatures, as the wounds of both Servant-class and Warrior-level creatures would fester rapidly after they were bitten by the poisonous wasps. The poison would spread across the creatures, weakening the rest of the creatures’ skin.
Even though the beast-type creatures possessed a certain level of intelligence, it was still below that of humans. Gong Yu and Zu Jiming successfully poisoned the Scarlet Rending Demon through its wounds. All they needed to do was focus their Spells on the poisoned area. Even an Intermediate Spell would inflict serious damage to the Scarlet Rending Demon…
“Giant Shadow Spike: Thorns of the Shadow Rose!”
Li Kaifeng immediately made his move, launching six Giant Shadow Spikes at the Scarlet Rending Demon from six different directions.
The Scarlet Rending Demon agilely leapt into the air. The shadow spikes stuck into the ice where it had been standing.
The Scarlet Rending Demon’s eyes glittered and turned blazing red in the sky. The seawater beneath suddenly became restless and rumbled vigorously…
However, as soon as the first wave was summoned, the Scarlet Rending Demon cried out in pain. The wave quickly fell and dissipated.
“Still trying to summon waves under the effect of my Demon Torture?” Ai Jiangtu grinned coldly.
The Scarlet Rending Demon was still suffering the consequences of underestimating humans.
It landed on the ice and dug a hole into the sea like a fish-man. It dove in quickly and disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Zhou Xu was an expert at fighting underwater and was just about to chase after the creature when Ai Jiangtu stopped him.
“Don’t go, you’ll walk right into its trap,” said Ai Jiangtu.
Zhou Xu nodded. He withheld the urge to chase after the Commander-level creature.
“Did it manage to escape?” said Zu Jiming.
“I guess so, there are too many of us…”
Before Zhao Manyan could finish, a deafening blast suddenly took place at Mo Fan’s position!
The group immediately turned around and saw a scarlet gust of wind breaking through the ice. It was aimed right at Mo Fan.
The attack caught everyone by surprise. None of them managed to react in time to cast a defensive Spell on Mo Fan.
Luckily, Mo Fan’s senses were fairly sharp. He immediately turned into a lump of shadow, which split into two and moved away rapidly when he sensed something was not right.
The Scarlet Rending Demon glared furiously at Mo Fan, who had shifted forty meters away after missing the attack…
The creature was obviously the vengeful sort. It had not forgotten Mo Fan’s fist blasting its armor open. Luckily, Mo Fan managed to dodge the attack. Otherwise, the gust of wind could easily have turned him into minced meat.
“Don’t go down if you dare!” cursed Mo Fan, pointing at the Scarlet Rending Demon’s head.
A bolt of purple-black lightning descended rapidly. A blinding arc flashed across the sky and lashed right at the Scarlet Rending Demon’s head.
The Scarlet Rending Demon reacted swiftly and dodged aside when the lightning fell. The lightning strike only struck its shadow.
It did not matter if the creature managed to dodge Mo Fan’s Spell, as there were plenty of Magicians around. They immediately targeted the Scarlet Rending Demon with wind, lightning, fire, ice, and rock. The Scarlet Rending Demon managed to dodge some of them, but was hit by the rest, leaving more wounds on it.
When the creature saw another wave of Spells coming in its direction, it quickly turned into a gust of wind, digging into the ice and disappearing into the water.
The seawater had become its territory, allowing it to observe the Magicians closely to find the perfect opportunity to strike.
Another great blast took place. The Scarlet Rending Demon burst out from the ice once again in a gust of wind. Its target this time was Zu Jiming, who had poisoned it. Luckily, Zhao Manyan and Nanyu both cast a layer of protection on him on top of his Armor Equipment. He barely survived with a serious injury…
When the crowd’s attention was fixed on the severely injured Zu Jiming, the Scarlet Rending Demon appeared from under the ice and slashed at Nanyu with its claws.
The slash tore a huge cut on Nanyu’s arm even as she tried to dodge it. Fresh blood flowed out of the wound and dropped to the ground.
“This creature is too cunning, it doesn’t dare to fight us head-on!” cursed Gong Yu furiously.
“We won’t be able to kill it. Return to the ship at once. Otherwise, more people are going to get hurt at this rate,” said Ai Jiangtu.
A Commander-level creature was not an easy target, and the Scarlet Rending Demon was staying underwater and only attacking when it found an opening. The Magicians did not dare to fight the creature underwater either, so they were very passive in the fight.
Instead of waiting for the creature to pick on them one-by-one, it was wiser to retreat for now. After all, they had eliminated most of the Scarlet Soaring Demons. The pack of sea monsters was almost wiped out. As for the Scarlet Rending Demon, they would have to come up with a plan to eliminate it!
Zu Jiming was severely injured. After returning to the ship, he desperately needed Nan Rongni’s help to recover.
The cut on Nanyu’s arm was shocking too, yet the woman was tenacious and unyielding. She did not even frown when blood kept pouring out from the cut, but stayed on high alert while reminding the others that the Scarlet Rending Demon might make a comeback.
“Let’s head back to Feiniao City first!” said Ai Jiangtu, who was slightly worn out too.
“The Scarlet Rending Demon is vicious and vengeful. Once it learns that we’ve killed the rest of the Scarlet Soaring Demons, it will definitely come to seek revenge,” Mu Ningxue told the team sternly.
“That’s the reason we are withdrawing now. We have no chance of killing it on the ocean, but if we manage to lure it ashore and seal off its escape, it will make the fight a lot easier!” said Ai Jiangtu.
“That makes sense. It’s true that we don’t have any chance of winning fighting the creature here.”
“But, will the creature really come to Feiniao City? Perhaps it doesn’t have the courage to infiltrate human territory?” said Nanyu.
“Not really, there must be an opening somewhere along Feiniao City’s safe zone if they managed to snatch the children and eat them. We’ll find out where the opening is once Jiang Yu finishes investigating the missing kids. We’ll rest up at the opening and wait for the creature to take the bait.”