Book 5 Chapter 53 Two Flood Dragons
Zhuge Yuanhong spoke softly, “In this chaotic world, instead of dying in obscurity, it would be better to battle to death with glory!” Would it be better to live a thousand years as a timid and overly cautious turtle, or to be a short-lived shooting star emitting the most dazzling glow?
At the side, Yan Motian gazed afar and said, “Qingshan is one of the brave and courageous men in this chaotic world. He reached the innate realm and killed many Law Enforcing Elders of the Qing Hu Island at the age of seventeen. Even the True Dan Innate Experts of the Snow Hawk Hall was killed by him in one move. He was able to twist the many experts of the sects around his finger. Even if he died, his legend would remain in the nine prefectures for thousand years.
“If Qingshan managed to escape…” Zhuge Yuanhong immediately shook his head and turned to walk towards the Black Armored Army.
“We have been stationed here for a night. We shall return to Jiangning tomorrow morning.” Zhuge Yuanhong’s voice echoed and Yan Motian hastily followed.
Amidst the dark night, Teng Qingshan held the Reincarnation Spear and strode forward.
The innate experts of the supreme sects and the vigorous Silver Dragon Soldiers followed behind him.
“Teng Qingshan, how much farther?” Wearing the golden mask, Ying Haojiang asked.
“Don’t be impatient.”
Teng Qingshan smiled calmly, “Why? Are you worried that I would lead you guys in circles?” A dead pig is not afraid of being burned by boiling hot water. At this point, the innate experts didn’t dare to pressure Teng Qingshan too much. Even if Teng Qingshan would rather die than give the cauldrons to the innate experts, killing Teng Qingshan wasn’t beneficial to them at all.
“Ying Haojiang, let’s just follow Teng Qingshan.” The Long Browed Old Monk smiled.
Teng Qingshan continued to lead the way.
About half an hour later.
“Do you guys see that? The Twin Peak Mountain in front?” Teng Qingshan pointed far away ahead of them and the innate experts of the Ying Family, Mani Temple, Qing Hu Island, and the other supreme sects all turned to look into the distance.
“The two cauldrons are there?” The innate experts were slightly anxious.
“It can’t be on the mountaintop.” Elder Wan of the Snow Hawk Hall sneered, “Teng Qingshan, if you climbed the mountain to hide the two cauldrons, it’s impossible for my Snow Hawks not to see you.”
“I didn’t say it’s on the mountain.”
Teng Qingshan humphed coldly, “If you don’t want the two cauldrons containing the Elixir of the North Sea, then go away. Don’t annoy me here.”
“You…….” Elder Wan glared in anger.
“Wan Elder, anger is bad for one’s health.” Ying Haojiang laughed.
Wan Elder took a deep breath and forcefully suppressed his anger.
“Without me leading you all, you would never be able to find it. Plus, even if you all searched the entire mountain, you might accidentally flip the cauldrons over and spill all of the Elixir of the North Sea.” Teng Qingshan spoke as he walked. Yet, as he spoke, he recalled a scene which happened when he was in the Hunter Squadron. The words spoken during that time still resounded in his ears——”Qingshan, climb up the Twin Peak Mountain and you will be able to see the Frost Jade Pool.”
They had to forge 182 Frost Jade Sabers, and so Teng Qingshan and his clan members went to get the waters of the Frost Jade Pool.
This Frost Jade Pool was halfway up the Twin Peak Mountain.
“Whether it’s life or death, it all depends on this.” Teng Qingshan said to himself.
This time, he had a one in ten chance to survive.
The only path of survival relied on the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon!
Moving along the mountainside, the group of people took a roundabout way.
“Stay ten Zhang away from me.” Teng Qingshan scrutinized the group of people behind him and said, “Soon. When I take out the two cauldrons…I won’t allow anyone to disturb me, just in case I spill the two cauldrons accidentally. That would be bad.”
“Okay. Ten Zhang away.”
The group of Innate experts was very obedient. Ten Zhang away? The Golden Dan innate experts could catch up to Teng Qingshan instantly, especially the long-browed old monk who practiced the «Shakya Heart Sutra». With his “Divine Body”. his speed was even faster. It would be impossible for Teng Qingshan to escape.
Teng Qingshan walked into the verdant bushes at the mountainside and squatted down as he began to dig.
“ShaSha~~” A large amount of sand and rocks were dug out.
Those Innate experts stretched their necks as they tried to see what was within the hole.
“Remember, ten Zhang.” Teng Qingshan casted a glance back.
At this moment, there was a slabstone in this sandy and rocky hole and below the slabstone were the two cauldrons! Previously, Teng Qingshan buried the two cauldrons here as a backup plan, just in case he was caught and didn’t manage to escape. He could lead the Innate experts to the two cauldrons……and by that time, he could use the Flood Dragon in the Frost Jade Pool to have a chance of surviving.
“Clang!” The slabstone which sheltered the cauldrons from the mud was thrown away and Teng Qingshan then held the two cauldrons carefully as he took them out of the deep hole.
“Yes, it’s these cauldrons.”
When the Innate experts of the Ying Family, the Mani Temple, the Qing Hu Island, and the Shooting Sun God Mountain glanced at the two cauldrons in Teng Qingshan’s hand and immediately became excited. Although the Ying Family and the Mani Temple each had two cauldrons and the expert of the Shooting Sun God Mountain had one cauldron in his arms, they still desired the two cauldrons in Teng Qingshan’s hands.
The second Teng Qingshan took out the two cauldrons, he instantly leaped over twenty Zhang.
“He’s trying to escape!”
“Pursue!” The dozen innate experts immediately dashed out and the fastest one was the long-browed old monk. Teng Qingshan only borrowed momentum from the mountain walls twice before he arrived at the area halfway down the mountain. The instant he descended there, the long-browed old monk also arrived.
“Stop!” Teng Qingshan roared and grabbed the two cauldrons with his both hands, placing the two cauldrons into the Frost Jade Pool.
“Teng Qingshan, you won’t be able to escape.” The long-browed old monk looked at Teng Qingshan. He didn’t dare to force Teng Qingshan as he was worried that the two cauldrons would fall deep into the Frost Jade Pool. If that happened, the Elixir of the North Sea would mix with the pool water and be completely ruined.
Each of the innate experts arrived at the area halfway down the mountain one by one and had their eyes on Teng Qingshan.
“I have nowhere to flee in this place.” Teng Qingshan squatted down beside the Frost Jade Pool. The Frost Jade Pool emanated icy-cold air. Teng Qingshan spoke, “You can all see that if I push the two cauldrons in here, the pool water will fill the two cauldrons and wash the Elixir of the North Sea away.”
The innate experts were all slightly angered.
Teng Qingshan’s eyes suddenly became vicious and cold as he glanced at the four men of the Qing Hu Island and shouted, “I, Teng Qingshan, am someone that avenge if there is hatred! Since I am going to die, I must take these people to hell with me. Now, Qing Hu Island has a total of four Innate experts here. I will give the person that kills Gu Yong a cauldron and I will also give the person that kills the other three a cauldron. If someone kills all four of them, I will give him the two cauldrons!”
Gu Yong and the other three hastily dashed to the side. The four people gathered together with an alert expression on their faces.
“Teng Qingshan.” Gu Yong was filled with rage. He glared angrily at Teng Qingshan and asked, “You killed the eight Law Enforcing Elders of Qing Hu Island, killed my son Shiyou, and caused Qing Hu Island to not obtain even a single cauldron. Now, you talk about revenge? Who do you think you are? Let me ask you. Why? What did I, Gu Yong, do which wronged you? You have gone too far!!!
Teng Qingshan laughed in anger and stared at Gu Yong as he said, “Gu Yong, you have done so many sinful things that you forgot! When Qing Hu Island was stationed in this Great Yan Mountain, your sect caught 180 hunters from all the villages at the foot of the Great Yan Mountain. You had them help you find the entrance to the underground and when the entrance was found, you ordered to have them all killed. Am I right?”
Gu Yong and the other three froze.
“My father and uncle were among those hunters!” Teng Qingshan stared at Gu Yong.
Immediately, the Innate experts understood why.
“What a pity. The soldiers of your Qing Hu Island were useless. My uncle died, but my father survived. However, my father was then paralyzed… Hmph.. Maybe those hunters were not even worth mentioning in your eyes.” Teng Qingshan’s eyes swept past the others and said, “I will count to ten. If you guys don’t move, I will destroy the two cauldrons!”
“One!” Teng Qingshan said coldly.
The numerous Innate experts all looked at each other. To kill the Island Lord of the Qing Hu Island? That’s not a joke. Qing Hu Island is one of the Eight Supreme Sects and they have a powerful and great army. Also, the Grand Supreme Elder, the Blind Swordmaster, is not someone that should be provoked easily. But there were people hesitating… whether they should kill him or not.
“Three!” Teng Qingshan shouted again.
Teng Qingshan carried the Reincarnation Spear on his back and grabbed the two cauldrons and actually jumped into the Frost Jade Pool.
“Oh No!” The Innate experts’ facial expressions all changed drastically.
“He didn’t use his Innate True Origin to protect the two cauldrons.” Someone yelled.
“He only counted to three! This cunning jerk.”
Splash! Splash! Splash!
“Kill him!” Immediately, many innate experts were extremely angry that they jumped directly into the pool.
“I will kill this fellow with my own hands.” Gu Yong also jumped in. The Elixir of the North Sea was ruined, which meant that Qing Hu Island had earned nothing this time. Qing Hu Island even lost a large number of men, and Gu Yong himself lost his own son. If he didn’t kill Teng Qingshan, his heart would feel bitter.
“The Elixir of the North Sea was ruined.”
“He actually didn’t protect the two cauldrons with his Innate True Origin…….” The Innate experts on the mountain were enraged. They had wasted so much energy and followed Teng Qingshan here step by step. For what? For the two cauldrons! But who would have thought that Teng Qingshan would destroy the Elixir of the North Sea here.
The tiny amount of Elixir of the North Sea mixed with the sea-like pool water. Maybe this pool water was even connected to the water underground.
These innate experts didn’t have the ability to purify the pool waters.
“Splash!” The Innate experts that had dived into the water actually came back.
“What’s wrong?” The other innate experts looked at them.
“It’s too cold down there.” One of the experts of the Ying Family hastily replied, “The ice cold pool is very deep and Teng Qingshan dashed to the bottom in one breath, but the deeper we went, the colder it became. When we arrived at a very deep point, even with the ball of Innate True Origin enveloping us, the iciness still permeated throughout our whole body and it became somewhat difficult to move our limbs.
These Innate experts’ physical qualities are rather ordinary. Although the ball of Innate True Origin could block against the coldness, but even if only 1 percent of the iciness permeated through the ball of Innate True Origin, their body would feel numb.
“However, Teng Qingshan was shot by Noble Wang of the Shooting Sun God Mountain, who already went in the pool to kill him,” someone said.
Among the ones that immediately jumped into the pool, there were two Golden Dan Innate Experts. One was Noble Wang of the Shooting Sun God Mountain and the other was Gu Yong.
However, with Teng Qingshan’s ability to change into the form of a fish underwater, the only one that really posed a threat to him was Noble Wang, who was skilled at long-range attacks.
In the depths of the deep pool, in an underwater passageway.
Teng Qingshan had already transformed into a fish and was swimming rapidly. A wound could be seen on his waist and a large piece of the Reincarnation Spear in his hand broke. The defensive aspect of Teng Qingshan’s “Transformation Unity Qi” Spear Technique was extremely responsive. With the Reincarnation Spear…Teng Qingshan really did block the arrow.
“I almost died. Wang Kehou…There’s no hatred between you and me, but you won’t let me go.” Teng Qingshan fled with all his strength as he thought, “Where is the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon? Where is it? I encountered it at the bottom of the pool last time, but I have been swimming for over one Li at the bottom and there’s still no sight of it?” Teng Qingshan searched carefully.
Suddenly, Teng Qingshan saw the purplish-red Purple Radiant Flood Dragon ahead of him in the distance. It was twelve Zhang long and had a body as thick as a water bucket. The terrifying dragon head had a one-Chi-long silver horn. This was the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon that Teng Qingshan had encountered when he was exploring the Frost Jade Pool.
“Wal-la~~” Teng Qingshan waved his fish tail forcefully and quietly swam past the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon.
But as soon as he went past the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon, Teng Qingshan’s facial expression changed.
“This is…..” Teng Qingshan stared at the enormous wriggly body. A body as thick as a water tank and the length……At a glance, the length of the body should be over twenty Zhang (Around sixty meters). The dense black and purple dragon scales covered every area of the body. There was actually a forked dragon horn on its forehead and a few white whiskers hanging on its face. The whiskers were so big that they could be seen easily. It also had dragon claws beneath its enormous body.
“A forked dragon horn? Dragon whiskers? Dragon claws? This is…” Teng Qingshan’s facial expression changed drastically. He didn’t have the audacity to disturb this terrifying demonic beast and immediately swam away silently.
The resting terrifying flood dragon opened its eyes slightly and cast a glance at Teng Qingshan, who had swum away. It didn’t respond. As a demonic beast that had trained for numerous years, it possessed its own pride. If humans didn’t come to provoke it, it wouldn’t attack humans out of boredom.
“Roar~~” The twelve-Zhang-long Purple Radiant Flood Dragon roared angrily towards the other direction.
Teng Qingshan, who had already escaped far away, heard the roar and cast a glance back as he said to himself, “Hmph. Gu Yong and Wang Kehou can’t see in utter darkness. They can only rely on the light of the ball of Innate True Origin. When they notice the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon, they would already be right before the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon.” Teng Qingshan wasn’t clear of the temper of the flood dragon with dragon claws, but he knew the temper of the twelve Zhang long Purple Radiant Flood Dragon.
In the past, the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon attacked him when he didn’t even provoke that Purple Radiant Flood Dragon.
One can imagine the situation Gu Yong and Wang Kehou were in now.
“Roar~~” The sound of the roars disappeared in the deep waterway very quickly.
“The Purple Radiant Flood Dragon must have pursued them to the ground level. That Purple Radiant Flood Dragon is not an existence that has reached the Emptiness Realm. It cannot be compared with the old dragon turtle. Gu Yong and Wang Kehou are powerful Golden Dan innate experts. The Purple Radiant Flood Dragon might not be able to kill these two.” Suddenly, Teng Qingshan thought of something and his eyes brightened. “If the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon was injured, would that… anonymous flood dragon with dragon claws and dragon whiskers get out of the waters?”
At the bottom of the Twin Peak Mountain.
“Boom!” A loud explosion sounded and a large hole was blasted on the mountain wall. Rocks flew messily while the waters of the Frost Jade Pool gushed out rapidly. Two figures dashed out of the hole. It was Gu Yong and Wang Kehou.
The Purple Radiant Flood Dragon followed them out of the hole.
The Silver Dragon Army that was waiting quietly at the bottom of the mountain was terrified and the innate experts at the area halfway up the mountain were shocked. “Island Lord!” The men of Qing Hu Island hastily rushed down. “Martial Brother!” The men of the Shooting Sun God Mountain also jumped down the mountain. The other innate experts also jumped down.
“Hissss~~~” Suddenly, the Purple Radiant Flood Dragon puffed out black misty air.
Immediately, three innate experts were attacked by the black, misty air. Their body instantly transformed into dust. One expert was of the Ying Family, and the other two belonged to the Mani Temple.
“A Purple Radiant Flood Dragon. Guys, let’s combine forces and kill this beast!” The long-browed old monk shouted angrily, “Since it’s out of the water, its speed has decreased a lot.”
The Purple Radiant Flood Dragon’s whole body was some sort of treasure. The enraged innate experts couldn’t obtain the two cauldrons and so, they slashed towards this Purple Radiant Flood Dragon. Could a group of a dozen experts be easily trifled with?
The first wave of attack caused this Purple Radiant Flood Dragon to be heavily injured.
“Roar~~” The Purple Radiant Flood Dragon howled painfully and tumbled madly on the ground at the foot of the mountain. Its whole body was covered with blood.
“Ahhhrraawrr~~” A furious roar that seemed to have come from ancient times resounded from the underground.