Book 8 Chapter 3 The Lair of Bladelike Chi
The pit was immeasurably deep and completely dark.
However, due to the fact that Teng Qingshan possessed night vision, he was able to inspect the pit. The pit wasn’t vertical nor was it horizontal, but it was curved to a certain degree. The width of the pit passage also changed as it became deeper. It was as if a enormous beast had dug this irregular shaped pit as it crawled out from the underground.
This was due to the fact that it was irregularly shaped, but some areas were slanted while others had a relatively large slope.
Teng Qingshan carried the Reincarnation Spear as he rapidly stepped onto the walls of the pit, following the passageway and heading increasingly deeper into the pit. As he ventured deeper into the pit, the passageway gradually sloped downwards.
“There exist many deep dents which look like ditches on the rocky walls of the pit within the heart of the mountain.” Teng Qingshan flicked a glance towards the mountain wall as he said to himself, “Such a wide ravine. If I guessed correctly, this should be a passageway left by the Six-Legged Bladelike Chi when it was digging into the heart of the mountain.”
Teng Qingshan felt even more certain that the Six-Legged Bladelike Chi’s lair was below.
The sounds resembled wind, but also resembled the snores of a powerful demonic beast. As Teng Qingshan headed deeper into the pit, the sounds became increasingly louder.
“A demonic beast snoring? This is unusual.”
“Blue Luan taught that Demonic Beast a lesson so it should have fled.”
After a period of walking, Teng Qingshan had reached the deepest areas of the pit. “If I guessed correctly, I should be at the same elevation as the base of the mountain! There is probably only a difference of three zhangs.” Presently, the pit in Teng Qingshan’s eyes no longer seemed deep and gloomy….This was because the remainder of the pit was only a depth of five zhangs!
An unpleasant smell permeated his nose.
“This smell…” An idea quickly ensued. After the fight with Six Legged Bladelike Chi, Teng Qingshan naturally recognised the smell of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. “It’s the smell of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi!”
“Its lair must be below!”
“I just don’t know whether it’s still there or not.”
Teng Qingshan pulled out his Reincarnation Spear from his back. He held his breath as he moved cautiously. Each step was extremely light.
Teng Qingshan walked the distance of five Zhang even slower than ordinary people.
Teng Qingshan stood at the edge of the passageway and shifted his gaze to the front where he saw a hollow cave with the length and width of thirty Zhang and the height of seven to eight Zhang. At first glance, the hollow cave seemed like a stadium which Teng Qingshan had seen before in his previous life. A peculiar and unpleasant smell permeated this spacious area.
There were also a great number of ditches on the mountain wall.
A terrifying demonic beast with the length of at least seven Zhang could be seen resting at the center of the cave. The demonic beast had two pairs of enormous wings that were as thin as a cicada’s wing but were extremely hard. Its entire body was covered in a scaled armor which appeared like a gold-colored steel armor. The six long legs were trenchant and sharp like enormous curved blades, appearing even more terrifying than its other body parts. This was the Six Legged Blade Chi which Teng Qingshan had previously fought.
A faint burnt black color could be seen on the body of the Six Legged Blade Chi. It was obvious that the injuries caused by Blue Luan’s fire had not yet completely healed.
“It’s actually still here!”
Teng Qingshan directed his gaze onto the triangular head of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. A pair of protruding and huge eyes could be seen on the triangular head and currently, the pair of protruding eyes were coldly glaring at Teng Qingshan! In the huge gold-colored eyeballs and within the extremely tiny black pupils, a strange light flashed.
“As expected, it’s very keen. I had been very careful, yet you still found me.” Teng Qingshan laughed and focused his gaze on the enormous demonic beast.
“Roar~~” Six Legged Bladelike Chi emitted a furious and ear-piercing roar.
Whether it was the spear-wielding human (Teng Qingshan) or the other blade-wielding human (Eldest Elder Mu Wang), both were nothing in the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s eyes. If it weren’t for Blue Luan, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi could kill both Teng Qingshan and the Eldest Elder!
It didn’t expect that….
The human who had previously escaped had actually dared to come!
“Bang!” The Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s terrifying body suddenly stood up. Its five Zhang long gold-colored bladelike front legs whirled and slashed towards Teng Qingshan! The edges of the two front legs were as sharp as a blade, revealing an icy cold glint.
Teng Qingshan’s eyes brightened and guffawed. His body moved in a strange curve like a loach slithering in the river. “You filthy creature. I wasn’t able to fight against you last time. However, this time, I will show you my strength!” Teng Qingshan had just created the the seventh technique of the 《Earth Element Fist》. His ability had improved a lot, thus, he naturally wished to fight!
Teng Qingshan’s Reincarnation Spear easily blocked the two enormous bladelike front legs like streaks of silver-colored lightnings. Each and every direct clash of the powerful forces produced a terrifying space undulation causing the entire area to rumble and tremble.
“Crack~~” Fissures appeared on the mountain wall.
“Boom! Bang!” Stones began falling down from above, smashing against the body of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi. Yet the accuracy of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s attack wasn’t affected at all!
“Filthy creature. Do you think you could stop me with these two bladelike legs? In your dreams!” Teng Qingshan roared loudly as he laughed. As Teng Qingshan blocked the bladelike legs, he even approached the body of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi! Because the six bladelike legs were too tough, he hoped to approach the Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s body and attack the body.
The furious Six Legged Bladelike Chi cracked open the mouth on its triangular head as it roared, “Roar~~”
The two pairs of enormous wings vibrated and the Six Legged Bladelike Chi immediately drifted mid-air. Because of this, there was no need for the mid-legs and hind-legs to support its body, thus, the legs were completely freed. For a moment, the six bladelike legs of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi twirled and whirled as they slashed towards Teng QIngshan. The terrifying speed of the bladelike legs instantly caused the six legs to transform into countless of images!
Teng Qingshan shouted in excitement.
What’s the use of killing the Six Legged Bladelike Chi?
Teng Qingshan wanted to rely on the Six Legged Bladelike Chi to train his own spear arts, since it was extremely hard for Teng Qingshan to find a suitable opponent! Although Blue Luan’s fire was powerful, if one could not defend against the unleashed fire, the result would be either being heavily wounded or death. It also did not bring any benefits to his spear arts.
However, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi was different. Its six legs were like six huge blades striking simultaneously! The blade art it used was also extremely fine and delicate!
A series of the sound of ear-piercing explosions echoed. For a moment, Teng Qingshan was surrounding by countless images of legs. Teng Qingshan’s Reincarnation Spear also transformed into countless image and a hemisphere shaped enveloping light formed by the concentrated spear images appeared around Teng Qingshan.
“This monster’s strength is incredible!.” Teng Qingshan felt a slight numbness within his hands.
The mountain rocks beneath his feet have completely cracked. Due to the fierce fight between the two, just a touch would turn the cracked mountain rocks into dusts.
My spear art still is not perfect.”
“My spear art, ‘Transmutation Unity Qi’, is already fast enough. However, not only does it have to be fast, every strike of the spear must have the ability to defend against several hundred thousands jin blade attacks.” Each strike from its bladelike leg weighed several hundred thousand jins, and when the six bladelike legs attack simultaneously, the speed is terrifyingly fast.
As Teng Qingshan was pondering, his spear art would change slightly. As the saying goes, the practice is the only criterion to verify whether it’s correct or not. By fighting with the Six Legged Bladelike Chi, Teng Qingshan was able to discover the weak points of his spear art. This brief but fierce fight was able to greatly benefit Teng Qingshan.
Within the time it takes to breathe ten times, the human and demonic beast fought countless times!
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi suddenly ascended into the air.
“What?” Teng Qingshan was startled as he thought, “Thinking of escaping?”
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi rose high up into the air. As its wings vibrated forcefully, it dove down at terrifyingly fast speeds! The Six-Legged Bladelike Chi’s physical strength had always been stronger than Teng Qingshan’s. At this moment, it borrowed the force of the downward flight propelled by its wings and simultaneously slashed the six horrifying bladelike legs down towards Teng Qingshan! One could imagine how formidable it was!
“It really wants to kill me!” Teng Qingshan’s eyes lit up. He emitted a deep humph and exerted force, causing the spear shaft to curve. The entire long spear was like a great dragon as it swiftly flew out.
The spearhead instantly twirled into an illusion.
“Bang!” The six huge bladelike legs worked together and recklessly slashed downwards! With the addition of the force produced by the downward flight, Teng Qingshan wasn’t able to defend against the slashes.
A dreadful explosive sound echoed out.
The ground of the hollow cave with the width of thirty Zhang had been completely cracked; the fissures and cracks crisscrossed complicatedly. Simultaneously, a huge and deep hole with the width of seven to eight Zhang had appeared where Teng Qingshan was originally standing, while Teng Qingshan himself completely disappeared.
“Roar~~~” The Six Legged Bladelike Chi emitted an domineering roar.
Immediately, it inspected its surrounding with its protruding and cold-looking pair of gold-colored eyes. It knew clearly that the human that could defend against the simultaneous attacks of its six bladelike legs in a normal situation wouldn’t die that easily!
A soft sound could faintly be heard.
Six Legged Bladelike Chi was cautious and on guard. It knew that….the human had hid into the interior areas of the mountain rocks.
“Bang! A terrifying sound boomed.
“Roar!” The Six Legged Bladelike Chi instantly determined Teng Qingshan’s location. It immediately stomped its hind legs as its huge body stood up as though it were a human and slashed out with its front legs towards a certain location!
A aqua water colored spear pierced through the mountain wall and shot towards the Six Legged Bladelike Chi.
Simultaneously, the top of the stone wall in the other area split open as Teng Qingshan darted down with the Reincarnation Spear in hand. His eyes were sharp and his right arm became bulkier. Through his ragged clothes, one could see Teng Qingshan muscular and strong arms, which seemed like iron bars twisted together!
The Reincarnation Spear revolved in a clockwise motion, producing an ear-piercing screech!
The empty space seemed to have been drilled through!
Like a silver-colored shooting star, the spear pierced directly towards the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi.
“Toxic Dragon Drill!”
“Roar~~~” An ear-piercing and crazy roar abruptly resounded. Realizing that it had been trick by Teng Qingshan, the Six Legged Bladelike Chi opened its wings and instantly protected its entire own entire body.
With difficulty, the tip of Teng Qingshan’s spear drilled through the wings and pierced the scorched black colored scale armor. Unfortunately, drilling through the wings had already used up seventy to eighty percent of the powerful force. At this moment, the remaining drilling force only left a very shallow and small hole. The force of the strike had been used up.
“Roar~~” The Six Legged Bladelike Chi gave an ear-piercing roar. It tore the mountain rocks apart with its forelegs and actually squeezed into the mountain rocks, swiftly escaping.
Teng Qingshan descended on the ground with an astonished expression as he remarked, “It’s very cowardice!”
“However, it’s also smart.” Teng Qingshan smiled and said, “Its body was too big in a narrow space like this so it was impossible for it to display its full strength. I could take advantage of this space and strike at its weak points. It probably knew about this, which was why it fled.”
The sounds that sounded like wind and snores were still ringing. Teng Qingshan turned and directed his gaze towards the source of the sound.