Chapter 1419: The Kind-hearted Roc King
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
Qin Wentian in roc form continued on the ancient path. On his way, he saw many royal demonic beasts awakening their potentials as his heart was filled with shock. However, the determination in his eyes was as resolute as ever.
The appearance of the Heavenly Dao Sacred Academy, as well as the appearance of the Demongod Mountain of the Desolate Mountain Range, both of these indicate a change in the current era. A demon god and ancient emperor might be born. And since in such a situation where he couldn’t prevent others from growing stronger, he could only try to grow in strength faster himself.
Even though his cultivation base was on the weaker side when compared to these greater demons here, he still had to take a look at the peak of the Demongod Mountain.
Just like this, Qin Wentian finally arrived at a very high location of the Demongod Mountain. He was so high up that he could no longer see the foot of the mountain. Ahead of him, the divine glow of the god mountain cascaded down on the ancient path, creating an extraordinary road. Over there, there were many powerful experts who halted, not daring to proceed further.
Qin Wentian walked over there, he saw many humans from peak powers as well as extraordinary greater demons here. For those more powerful ones, they reached here first. The higher one’s talent is, the more intense they would thirst to reach the peak of the Demongod Mountain. After all, they did have the capability to crave for more strength.
But despite so, right now, all of them showed hints of hesitation in continue to advance. At this moment, on the vast ancient path, Qin Wentian saw a group of experts attempting to head forward. However, their movement speed was extremely slow, the difficulty of taking each step seemed exceedingly arduous as boundless pressure pressed upon their bodies. There were none among the humans or demons who could fly up in the air, all of them could only walk on the path, advancing forward step by step. In addition, Qin Wentian also discovered that the movements of that group was very restricted, and they would occasionally be bombarded by energy attacks which appeared out of nowhere from the void.
“This space seems to be able to differentiate one’s cultivation base.” Someone spoke in a low voice.
“Mhm, didn’t you all see that earlier, a demon emperor was restricted as well. The power of the surprise attacks also matched the level of his cultivation base. If one wanted to resist, they can only depend on the toughness of their flesh as well as their unique abilities. If they aren’t strong enough, there’s only a path of death for those who attempt to continue forward.”
“Wanting to ascend to the peak? How would ordinary individuals have any chance at all? Only the kings of the royal factions among demons would have the ability to resist the pressure. This place is the Demongod Mountain of our Desolate Regions, the sacred land, the place of legend. Humans trying to ascend are merely courting death.”
A cold and tyrannical voice rang out. After that, a giant demon ape stepped onto the ancient path. He immediately felt a terrifying pressure boring down on him but he still continued to resist it, advancing forcefully. Although his movement speed was slow, his eyes were filled with an incomparable determination.
“Chi…” A fearsome golden spear shot out from the void, aiming for the demon ape. This entire space seemed to manifest an extremely powerful formation.
“ROAR!” That demon ape let out a howl of anger as a demonic glow circulated wildly around his body. The spear shuttled through the air and pierced into his skin, yet it failed to break the demon ape’s defenses.
Qin Wentian quietly floated there. His gaze was sharp as he peered in the distance. It didn’t seem to be so easy to ascend the peak. One had to endure more dangers.
“BANG!” A figure whose surroundings were covered by lightning stepped forth, feeling the pressure before he began moving forward.
“An expert from the Thunder God Hall.” The eyes of everyone flashed. Not too long after, a shadowy figure shot out from the void, rushing towards him.
“RUMBLE!” Lightning blasted down from the sky, destroying the shadowy projection. A resplendent astral soul appeared and the space around that expert transformed into a domain of lightning and thunder, crushing the attack from the void.
Many of the experts here all stepped out one after another. When Qin Wentian saw them stepping on the pathway, he decided to join them as well. Just an instant after he stepped on it, he felt a supreme pressure pressing against him, wanting to make him kneel. His talons gripped the surface of the path as his legs pushed back against the weight. This pressure contained the same level of might as his current cultivation base’s aura, attempting to suppress him.
“This space isn’t for ordinary individuals to have fun in. What’s an ordinary roc like you doing here? You still have time to exit now and search for other opportunities to evolve yourself.” Right now, not far away from Qin Wentian, a lofty golden-winged great roc from the royal faction barked at him. The body of the roc was completely golden and radiated a golden radiance. When the surprise attacks from the void blasted towards him, they were all unable to break his defense. Clearly, in this space, demons with their tougher bodies, enjoyed an advantage when compared to humans.
“I wish to try it.” Qin Wentian’s voice was hoarse. Since he transformed into a roc, he naturally wanted others to assume that his true identity was nothing but a roc. He didn’t mind being held in contempt, this was the effect he wanted. Only by being looked upon in contempt, would those demon kings feel that he wasn’t qualified to contend against treasures with them, resulting in a sliver of opportunity for him.
“Truly ignorant.” A gigantic torch dragon passed by him, exuding an imposingness.
“Even an ordinary roc like him dares to try to climb to the peak of the god mountain. He is simply an ant trying to shake a tree, not knowing the immensity of the heavens and earth. However, he can be considered courageous compared to all of us who are hesitating here. What are we waiting for?” After that, the greater demons all stepped on the ancient path. They initially still wanted to observe things but their hearts were all stirred up by Qin Wentian. This actually caused Qin Wentian to be speechless.
“Courage? You mean ignorance and stupidity?” From another direction, a human cultivator laughed. He was someone from the Senluo Immortal Empire.
Qin Wentian didn’t bother to reply. The experts of demonkind and humanity continued to advance and there were a few extraordinary greater demons, who viewed themselves as someone with high statuses, even walked to the front and led the pack, exuding arrogance.
“Stand behind me.” At this moment, an old roc king walked to the side of Qin Wentian as he spoke. Qin Wentian’s huge eyes blinked. This…?
The cultivation base of the old roc king was extremely strong, at the peak-phase of the mid-stage of the immortal king realm. However, the pressure he had to endure was greater as well. When he saw that Qin Wentian was of the same race as him, he had the intent to help shield Qin Wentian.
“BOOM!” Golden meteors abruptly fell from the sky, emitting a whistling noise, smashing towards the crowd with a supreme destructive might, powered by a heavy gravity. This wasn’t just a single meteor but was an area of effect attack.
Given the movement speed of everyone here being restricted, there was simply no way for them to dodge this. They could only retaliate head-on.
An expert from the Gold Sun Race directly caused golden spears to materialize, as they shot outwards, piercing into some of the falling meteors.
The experts of the Heavenhold Race were even more tyrannical, directly lifting their arms and batting away the falling meteors.
As for the experts of the Paragon Sword Sect, they used their paragon sword qi to destroy the rocks. For experts of the Thunder God Hall, they used the power of thunder to blast apart the rocks. And for those of the Jiang Clan, their bodies shone with buddic light, transforming into arhat forms, granting them temporarily indestructible diamond bodies.
The experts from the Askheart Temple employed similar methods to the Jiang Clan. Buddhic light shot up into the sky as they too, utilized a form of an indestructible body technique.
For the various demons, they each displayed their abilities, protecting themselves.
The old roc before Qin Wentian caused a raging wind to form, ripping apart the falling boulders. He even split part of his energy to help Qin Wentian shatter the rocks falling onto him, causing Qin Wentian who had made his own preparations, to stand there, extremely startled.
The talent of this old roc king wasn’t that high, but because he had cultivated for a long time, he was very proficient in the laws of wind. Although it took some effort, he was able to block the meteors for himself and even aid Qin Wentian.
“Many thanks” Qin Wentian’s voice was low and hoarse-sounding.
“Be more careful later on. We are not from the same race as the royal faction golden-winged rocs. Our talent is inferior in comparison. This god mountain is too unfathomable, and countless attacks might be launched at any time. We are both the same race, I will help you if I can but you have to try and be more cautious as well.” The old roc spoke in a low voice. Qin Wentian felt somewhat moved. Demons are usually brutal and cruel, often even to members of their own race.
The experts continued advancing. After that, different attacks manifested from the void and were aimed at them. The old roc actually blocked and negated several blows for Qin Wentian. He kept walking before Qin Wentian and Qin Wentian felt extremely embarrassed, even to the point of telling the old roc that he could manage it himself. However, the old roc refused to let Qin Wentian suffer the full brunt of the attacks. The old roc merely calmly spoke, “I’ve cultivated for far too long and am already extremely aged. This time, me coming here can be considered my last gamble and I don’t really hold too much hope in it. I might die here despite the fact that my cultivation is higher than yours. You are still young, you have to seize all opportunities to grow. Try and save some of your strength and who knows, you might have a chance to finish walking this ancient path.”
Qin Wentian was speechless when he heard that. As they continued to proceed forward, the attacks grew more and more violent but the experts here were still able to fend off the attacks. However, Qin Wentian did see an expert from the Nibblesky Sacred Sect dying. As a human, the strength of his body was already weaker when compared to the demonic beasts. He finally fell to the pressure of the attacks and died here.
Attacks after attacks, there seemed to be no end to it. The ancient pathway also seemed endlessly long, and the old roc king was already somewhat fatigued.
“Senior, there’s really no need for you to shield me any more. I can handle it myself.” Qin Wentian sincerely spoke.
“The path ahead is still long. Just save your strength.” The old roc king spoke.
“Do you really expect an ordinary roc to be able to persevere all the way to the end? Old fellow, you still surviving until now, is already an extremely unexpected outcome.” A demon from the Evil God Race mockingly stated. Even he himself felt that it was extremely strenuous. To think that this old roc king was still surviving.
“This old undying thing is very interesting.” A spirit Ao laughed. He felt that these two rocs before him were extremely interesting and his manner was like watching a drama as he stared at them.
“If you guys are from my race, we might take pity on you and help you. Sadly, not all the roc races have submitted to us.” A powerful phoeroc spoke with unexcelled arrogance.
“This initial-stage demon king is still alive while we are all struggling assiduously to advance forward. He truly has it easy, hiding behind the back of a dying old bird.” A human sneered. This human was someone from the Sacred Sun Sect. He felt that it was extremely tough to continue forward as the mounting pressure grew more and more intense. To think that the old roc was still alive while the young roc bastard had also survived all the way due to the old roc’s protection. This made him extremely unhappy.
“Old senior’s determination and strength are both extraordinary. Why must all of you vilify him?” Qin Wentian could see that the old roc king was already very tired. He still had to endure the insults by these demons and humans.
At this moment, an intense sense of danger appeared. Numerous projections of demonic white tigers appeared from the void, letting out heaven-shaking roars as they rushed the group of experts. The expression of the old roc turned incomparably heavy as he spoke to Qin Wentian, “Be careful!”
“I will. Senior, please take care of yourself.” Qin Wentian nodded and replied.
“Hmph. You should have depended on yourself right from the start. Go to hell!” When the old roc king fought against the projections of the white tigers, that human from the Sacred Sun Sect actually blasted out a ball of sun flames towards the old roc. Distracted, the old roc was hit by both the sun flames as well as attacks from the white tigers. A moment later, the sun flames intensified and enveloped the old roc completely, burning him amidst the old roc’s screams of agony.
“Senior!” Qin Wentian’s expression changed. He wanted to move but soon discovered a tyrannical burst of pressure pressing down on him. He couldn’t move at all. Under his angry gaze, the old roc king was burned to death before his eyes!