Chapter 724: Ten Months
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
Soaring through the air, Su Mo couldn’t help but feel a little excited as he had approached the outer borders of the Barbaric Mountains.
If he looked ahead, he could already make out the shape of Central Continent’s sprawling territory.
“I’ve finally arrived after two weeks!” Su Mo smiled, but fatigue was written all over his face.
He had been traveling non-stop for two weeks with the situation that his essence, qi, and spirit had not been fully restored, which drove him to exhaustion.
Su Mo’s hair was no longer white and had returned to its original black color, but it would take another two weeks for him to fully recover his essence, qi, and spirit.
“Eh?” Su Mo’s face hardened as he turned toward his back. He saw a dashing young woman in black hot on his heels.
That woman was who he had rescued earlier.
As he flew by them, Su Mo saw this woman was in grave danger, so he killed that Sky-demon Wolf with a casual swing of his sword.
This was the outmost region of the Barbaric Mountains, so there were many martial artists hunting demonic beasts within the mountainous area. This wasn’t the first time Su Mo had saved someone.
Su Mo stopped for he knew that this young woman was probably here to express her gratitude. It wouldn’t take up much of his time anyway.
Zhao Yunxi stopped in front of Su Mo in an instant.
“Many thanks to master for saving my life!” Zhao Yunxi said in a clear voice and saluted him in gratitude.
“Don’t mention it. It was nothing!” Su Mo laughed.
“It might be nothing to you, but you have saved my life. I’ll remember it for as long as I live!” Zhao Yunxi stared appraisingly at Su Mo and was secretly stunned. Su Mo looked younger than her but was of Lv 5 True Darkness Cultivation, which meant that he must possess incredible talent.
Zhao Yunxi guessed that he must be one of the talents from a major Central Continent power.
“This place is dangerous and you are already injured. It would be best for you to leave as soon as possible!” Su Mo warned her with a shake of his head.
Usually, the demonic beasts living in the Barbaric Mountains were descendants of ancient creatures and were more powerful than the average demonic beasts. It would be very dangerous for the average martial artists to hunt out demonic beasts in the Barbaric Mountains.
Zhao Yunxi nodded and said, “I’m about to head back now. Master, I lived in the nearby Qingyuan City. Would you like to be there as my guest?”
Su Mo had not only saved her life but was also of such high cultivation, so Zhao Yunxi extended an invitation to him, hoping to know Su Mo better.
“That’s very kind of you, but I’ve got some matters to attend to and have to make a move now!” Su Mo rejected her invitation with a shake of his head.
Su Mo flew away without waiting for her reply.
“This…!” Zhao Yunxi was stunned to see Su Mo leave just like that.
Anger then flooded her face as she stomped her foot angrily. As the precious daughter of Qingyuan City, not only did she come from a powerful family, but she was also beautiful and highly talented.
Many young talents had wished to approach her but they all didn’t stand a chance, but her positive kindness was paid no attention!
A sense of defeat washed over her.
However, this also made her even more unwilling to accept defeat. She had always been extroverted and outspoken, without girly shyness.
The other two young men flew to her side.
“Sister Yunxi, Zhao Hua and Zhao Heng are dead!” a young man in yellow said, his face pale.
“Keep their bodies and bring them back to the family for burial!” Zhao Yunxi said gravely. Those two were just the disciples of the Zhao collateral branch, but they were geniuses, so their death was a great loss to the Zhao family.
“I have already kept their bodies in my storage ring.” The young man in yellow said.
“Alright, let’s go!” Zhao Yunxi nodded, and flew together with the two young men in the direction of Su Mo.
Su Mo flew extremely quickly and soared across the skies. He only took an hour to reach the border of Barbaric Mountains.
The endless mountains and dense forests finally disappeared from his line of sight, to be replaced by a vast plain.
“Central Continent, I’m finally here!” Su Mo stopped and was overcome by a victorious feeling as he stared out into the vast, open land that was Central Continent.
He had only taken about 4 years to advance his cultivation from Qi cultivation realm to where he was now.
This might seem unbelievable to an average martial artist, but to him, this was a normal occurrence.
Of course, only he knew the trials and tribulations he had to go through to be here. He had almost died many times.
“I wonder how Xi’er is doing now? And what cultivation has she reached?” Su Mo murmured to himself, his expression grave.
Four years ago, Shangguan Hao was a Martial King expert. Although many have said that any progress in level once attaining Martial King Realm would be incredibly slow, with his talent, Shangguan Hao’s current cultivation must have been unthinkably high.
There was still about ten more months to their agreed term. Su Mo had to increase his cultivation during this period of time.
Otherwise, if he attempted to challenge Shangguan Hao at this stage, he would be killed instantly.
“I’d better settle Firmament Sect down first!” Su Mo sighed. He obviously could not go challenge Shangguan Hao right now, so his top priority was to find a place where Firmament Sect could settle down.
As Su Mo continued to fly ahead, he spotted a large city about 500 kilometers ahead.
At this point, there was a sound of someone streaking through the air behind him. As he turned around, Su Mo saw that it was that young woman in black again.
“Master, please wait!” Zhao Yunxi and the other two young men also moved very quickly and soon caught up to Su Mo. She hurriedly asked, “May I know your name?”
“Su Mo!” he replied with a tinge of resignation.
“Su Mo?” Zhao Yunxi’s eyes shone brightly, but after some thought, she didn’t recall ever hearing this name and guessed that he was not from around the region.
“I’d like to know which power do you belong to. Since you look travel-worn and weary, you must have been training for a long time at Barbaric Mountains, I suppose!” Zhao Yunxi prattled on, clearly in a chatty mood.
“I come from East Continent.” Su Mo said truthfully.
“What?” Zhao Yunxi was stunned and her eyes widened. “You’re from East Continent? You managed to cross the entire Barbaric Mountains?”
She did not buy it, because no one could be able to cross these mountains without the strength of a Martial King.
Even some Martial Royal Realm experts had previously perished while attempting to cross these mountains.
Su Mo had managed to cross Barbaric Mountains with just Lv 5 True Darkness Realm, hadn’t he?