TNC Chapter 382

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Book 8 Chapter 25 Demonic Beast Mountain 

At the palace where the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal dwelled in Dreamy Cloud Ancient City, Teng Qingshan, the Great Elder, and the Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal were in deep discussion.

“Qingshan, where is the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit thriving?” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal inquired.

Teng Qingshan immediately took out a thread-bound book from his bosom and flipped to the few pages which showed the maps. He then stopped on a page and pointed at a spot on the map as he said, “Senior, the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit should be located here, about 20 to 30 Li west of this Erui Mountain.”

The three thousand Li Dreamy Cloud Swampland was too vast!

Even the Rising Sun Trading Company didn’t possess any detailed maps. The maps they had only marked some rather notable mountains and rivers, and used these outstanding geographical features to determine the location.

“West of Erui Mountain?” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal examined the map hastily and shook his head with a sigh, “This map is really too rough. I don’t really know where it is just by just looking at this map.”

“It’s in the cave of a Snake Mountain.”

Teng Qingshan continued saying, “Last night, I was on a short mountain in the center of the swamp. Countless snakes could be seen all over there. Additionally, there was a Snake King amidst those snakes. It’s a demonic beast that is on par with a Golden Dan Innate Expert—the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent. I found the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit in its cave.”

“Oh no!” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal’s facial expression changed drastically.

“Qingshan, did you kill that Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent?” The Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal asked hastily.

The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal was greatly alarmed as he said regretfully, “Qingshan, you did wrong! You went into its cave and found the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit. The Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent is as smart as humans. It knows that you found the immature Dreamy Cloud White Fruit and that you will definitely come pluck it in the future. As the demonic beast will definitely seek revenge for even the smallest grievance, it will definitely destroy the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit and leave Snake Mountain! Qingshan, you should have killed the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent at that time and toppled the cave, so that the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit can be hidden well. That is the right thing to do.”

“Senior, don’t worry,” Teng Qingshan said. “That Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent must have thought that I didn’t find the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit.”

“Oh?” The Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal said, frowning.

“Brother Teng, are you sure?” Mu Wang responded in surprise.

Teng Qingshan nodded and said, “The cave was completely dark. Even I wasn’t able to see the interior of the cave. Moreover, the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit was hidden carefully by the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent. You can say that…… even if I went into the cave a hundred times, it would still be difficult to find the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit. Fortunately, I was lucky and found it by coincidence. However, I pretended that I didn’t notice anything and left the cave. With the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent’s intelligence, it must have thought that I didn’t find the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit. Therefore, it wouldn’t be willing to destroy the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit.

“It’ll still be difficult to find even if you went in a hundred times?” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal was surprised, but then he grinned. “It looks like Qingshan is lucky.”
Teng Qingshan grinned as well.

Actually, Teng Qingshan had been able to find it because of his night vision. If he didn’t possess night vision, even if he went in a hundred times, it would still be difficult to find the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit.

“This cannot wait! To prevent anything bad from happening, we must depart now.” The Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal exclaimed, “Mu Wang, you and Qingshan will ride that bird-type demonic beast, while I will perform my body art and head to the demonic beast mountain with you guys.”

The back of the Whole Gale Eagle wasn’t big, so seating two people was already the limit.

“Yes, instructor.” Mu Wang said respectfully.

“Qingshan, you just came, yet I’m asking you to leave again. I hope you won’t mind.” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal looked at Teng Qingshan with a smile.

“It’s alright,” Teng Qingshan asked in surprise. “Is Old Brother Mu going with us too?”

“Yes.” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal nodded. “When we have confirmed that the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit is really located in the cave, we would definitely arrange someone to guard there. As for me, I will return to the Dreamy Cloud Ancient City with you. I will take the six stone inscriptions and give it to you. These stone inscriptions are extremely precious items and have been placed in a secret location. In the Mu Clan, unless all thirteen elders as well as the patriarch have discussed and agreed to take the six stone inscriptions out, I’m the only one who can take it out!”

It was clear to Teng Qingshan that the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal possessed an transcendent status in the Mu Clan!

“Yes, let’s go,” The Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal said.

“Old Brother Mu, please.”

With a smile, Teng Qingshan went up the Whole Gale Eagle’s back with Mu Wang. For Teng Qingshan’s sake, the Whole Gale Eagle only emitted a few cries and agreed to depart with Teng Qingshan and Mu Wang on its back.

……

Whew~~Whew~~

A strong gush of wind blew against their faces. Teng Qingshan and Mu Wang all sat on the Whole Gale Eagle’s back, while the Whole Gale Eagle flew above the Dreamy Cloud Swampland. The shockingly fast speed caused the wind to blow forcefully against their faces.

In the vast Dreamy Cloud Swampland, many kinds of weeds and aquatic beasts could be seen everywhere in the rivers and swamps which gave off hot steam as well as on the hill which emerged from the water.

Then at this moment——

A streak of lightning darted across the surface of the Dreamy Cloud Swampland. The speed was so fast that the figure was moving as fast as the Whole Gale Eagle.

“Senior has such powerful body art!” Teng Qingshan looked down and exclaimed in admiration.

“Instructor has reached the Emptiness Realm and become the Martial Immortal! We use the same body art, but Instructor is a lot faster than me.” Mu Wang looked below and said, “If I am travelling the Dreamy Cloud Swampland, I could…… go as fast as that… However, I definitely can’t do it as easily as Instructor does.”

“Moreover, using True Origin to dash exhausts a great amount of True Origin. I can’t run two thousand Li within one breath. However, Instructor has an endless amount of True Origin,” As Mu Wang said this, his eyes were filled with envy.

The Whole Gale Eagle also realized that the human below was running.

It was just like the saying, creatures with four legs were faster than creatures with two legs, while birds were much faster than wild animals! Of course, it was just a rough judgement. The speed of an Emptiness Realm Expert was overstated and extremely astonishing.

However, the Whole Gale Eagle still felt slightly displeased. Could a human keep up with its speed?

“Screech~~” The Whole Gale Eagle let out a high-pitched cry and accelerated.

As the Whole Gale Eagle increased its speed, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal transformed into a fuzzy streak of lightning and accelerated as well. Refusing to accept defeat, the Whole Gale Eagle continued to speed up. Yet the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal remained at the same speed as the Whole Gale Eagle.

Unexpectedly, the flying-type demonic beast and the Emptiness Realm Expert continued to accelerate.

Then after a while——

The Whole Gale Eagle finally reached its limit; it could no longer increase its speed. As for the Cloud Dreamy Martial Immortal, he seemed to be maintaining the same speed as the Whole Gale Eagle quite easily.

“Haha, Little Grey, you are competing with an Emptiness Realm Expert. I don’t know if I should call you confident or arrogant.” Teng Qingshan laughed as he patted the Whole Gale Eagle’s feathers.

“This demonic beast is really interesting.” Mu Wang laughed.

The Whole Gale Eagle cried out a few times, seeming to have admitted defeat. Simultaneously, its flying speed gradually decreased since the Whole Gale Eagle had been flying at the highest speed. It was simply too hard for a bird-type demonic beast to fly like this for a long time.

“Brother Teng, look there.” Mu Wang pointed toward the northwest direction.

Teng Qingshan looked over there too.

In the northwest of the misty Dreamy Cloud Swampland, there was a lofty Weie Mountain. This mountain was extremely tall. Even the mountain side had an area of seven to eighty Li and an elevation of forty to fifty Li. This tall mountain was the highest mountain in Dreamy Cloud Swampland.

The Dreamy Cloudy Dream Swampland had a great number of rivers and quite a number of hills. There were very few mountains.

“Demonic Beast Mountain!” Teng Qingshan praised.

“Yes, it’s the Demonic Beast Mountain!” Mu Wang exclaimed in admiration, “This Demonic Beast Mountain has existed since ancient times. In the entire Dreamy Cloud Swampland, it is the place with the highest number of demonic beasts! Even the Godly Beast Dark Elegant Horse is often seen in that area.”

“The ruler of the Demonic Beast Mountain is the Ruler of the Dreamy Cloud Swampland,” Teng Qingshan remarked in admiration.

This mountain occupied a circumference of less than one hundred Li. Compared to the three thousand Li Dreamy Cloud Swampland, it was nothing. Yet this Demonic Beast Mountain was the most perilous place in the entire Dreamy Cloud Swampland.

Mu Wang nodded and said, “In the past, the ruler of the Dreamy Cloud Swampland’s Demonic Beast Mountain was a Godly Beast named Ghostly Sky. Back then, the Dark Elegant Horse wasn’t a Godly Beast. However, ever since it followed Duanmu Deity, it grew increasingly stronger. When Duanmu Deity passed away, the Godly Beast Dark Elegant Horse returned to the Dreamy Cloud Swampland and actually defeated Ghostly Sky. It chased Ghostly Sky away and became the new ruler of the Demonic Beast Mountain.”

In Duanmu Continent, Emptiness Realm Demonic Beasts were called Godly Beasts.

“The Godly Beast, Ghostly Sky?” Teng Qingshan inquired curiously, “Where is that Godly Beast now?”

“It seems to have gone into the sea after the Dark Elegant Horse chased it away. Two thousand years ago, someone found Ghostly Sky southward of the vast sea! As for now, the Godly Beast Ghostly Sky might be living in a certain location. It might…… also have died of old age, since the Godly Beast, Ghostly Sky, was a Godly Beast which had been alive since the days of the Godly Axe Deity, Yu the Great.”

Although some demonic beasts had a long lifespan, it didn’t mean they would live forever.

……

After two hours of flying, Teng Qingshan and the other two arrived at the Snake Mountain.

“It’s there!” Teng Qingshan pointed downward, “That’s the mountain.”

“Oh.” An expression of jubilation appeared on Mu Wang’s face.

“I will head down alone for a moment, just in case the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent notices us and realizes that I knew the location of the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit. It may destroy the Dreamy Cloud White Fruit and flee.” Teng Qingshan leaped down from the Whole Gale Eagle’s back and landed on a hill very close to the Snake Mountain. Teng Qingshan then dashed toward the Snake Mountain at lightning speed.

However, at this moment, the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal had also caught up with him.

“Qingshan, have we arrived?” The Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal asked.

“Yes, Senior. I will try and draw the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent away first,” Teng Qingshan said.

Although the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal was powerful, he wasn’t familiar with the situation in the Snake Mountain. Thus, he immediately let Teng Qingshan move first.

Like a beam of light, Teng Qingshan dashed up the Snake Mountain. At this moment, the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent had no idea that the terrifying human, who had been there last night, was now here again!

“Hiss~~~”

Ear-piercingly wild hisses suddenly rang out in the Snake Mountain.

Then the Whole Gale Eagle darted down as well. Mu Wang jumped down hastily and descended onto the Snake Mountain. He stood by the Dreamy Cloud Martial Immortal and looked at the cave on top. Both of them showed an expression of astonishment.

Teng Qingshan dashed out of the cave like lightning with the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent’s thick and long tail in his arms. The Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent’s long body, which was the length of around fifteen Zhang (about 40 meters), twisted and struggled in mid-air. Simultaneously, it emitted an ear-piercing hiss. The two huge snake heads lunged toward Teng Qingshan at the same time, intending to devour him.

“Haha, Goodbye!” Teng Qingshan swung the snake’s tail into the air forcefully.

As the Twin-Headed Violet Coral Serpent’s enormous body was thrown into the air, it twisted in the sky and then crashed into the misty swamp. The terrifyingly enormous snake could be seen faintly through the mist. However, it then dived very quickly into the swamp and disappeared, no longer having the audacity to provoke that human again.


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