Chapter 1193: Little Ling Joins the Team
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Chapter 1193 – Little Ling Joins the Team
The furious departure of the Golden Jade Race elicited the notice of the other factions in the mountain range. For all the members of the Golden Jade Race to head in the same direction at such a critical juncture was very confusing.
“Didn’t the Golden Jade Race send five people to chase that small group a few moments ago? Why are all of them going now?” On the summit of the mountain that Zhao Feng’s group stayed on earlier, the youth who jeered at Zhao Feng twice was quite surprised.
“Shut your mouth! No one nice comes to this place!” At this moment, the Rank Four True God of the youth’s group angrily rebuked him.
“True God Tianhua, what happened?” Quasi-God Di Lin curiously asked. True God Tianhua had received a message and then immediately took everyone with him, but no one else knew what happened.
“Shut your mouth! You really talk too much!” True God Tianhua gave Di Lin a furious glare as he rudely rebuked him.
Seeing True God Tianhua’s rage, none of the other members of the Golden Jade Race dared to say a word. They quickly understood why True God Tianhua was so furious.
“Save me…” A weak, dark gold soul flew toward them.
A dreadful bolt of Tribulation Lightning struck the soul, utterly annihilating it. The Golden Jade Race group looked on in stupefaction, not expecting for this to be the first thing they saw.
“If you had come a little faster, you might have been able to save him!” At this moment, Zhao Feng’s leisurely and contented voice rang out in their ears.
Stunned, the Golden Jade Race members trembled, the invisible rage around them almost causing their surroundings to freeze.
“Zhao Feng, you dare to kill a member of my Golden Jade Race!?” Quasi-God Di Lin grimaced and roared back.
Zhao Feng coldly glanced at Quasi-God Di Lin. Was this person an idiot? He had already done the killing, but this person still chose to make such a dumb comment?
“True God Tianhua, save me!” The voice of a Golden Jade Race True God came from behind Zhao Feng.
At this moment, only three True Gods remained of the five that were sent after Zhao Feng’s group. They were surrounded by the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon, the blue-clothed elder, and the many ancient beasts.
“You are seeking death!” True God Tianhua angrily stared at Zhao Feng and warned.
He could clearly see that Zhao Feng was capable of killing all three True Gods. However, he purposely trapped the trio to bring over the rest of the Golden Jade Race’s group. This was the first time he had ever seen such a reckless youth.
“True God Tianhua is truly devoted to righteousness, casting aside the lives of his fellow clansmen to kill me!” Zhao Feng’s lips curled into a wicked smile.
These words immediately made the trapped True Gods shiver as if they had been dropped into an icebox. The other members of the Golden Jade Race also became apprehensive. If True God Tianhua didn’t even care about the fates of these three Rank Three True Gods, then in the upcoming struggle for treasure, he definitely wouldn’t care about their lives.
True God Tianhua’s eyes seethed with killing intent. Zhao Feng was attempting to sow discord between him and the rest of his group. As a Rank Five True God, Tianhua naturally cared little for these lower-ranked True Gods. However, there were too many opponents backed by powerful factions involved in this battle for treasure. He needed the strength of his brethren, and perhaps even needed to use their lives to pave the road for him.
“Since this is the case, let me invite my friend hidden in the shadows to lend me a hand!” Zhao Feng turned his head, his gaze shooting toward the depths of an ancient forest.
“This brat still has more helpers?” True God Tianhua’s eyes were as gloomy as stagnant water.
Deep within the forest, a purple-blue flame flickered, and a girl dressed in a gown of the same colors slowly emerged.
“He actually noticed me!” Little Ling was a little angry.
She originally came to this place to seek out information regarding the treasure when she suddenly sensed a familiar Fire energy. Upon tracing this energy back, she discovered Zhao Feng. Thus, Little Ling hid herself. Once the five True Gods of the Golden Jade Race and Zhao Feng’s group finished battling each other, she planned to attack Zhao Feng and take back the tail feathers of the Phoenix-Tailed Bird ancestor.
However, she hadn’t expected Zhao Feng’s group to be powerful enough to defeat a group of five Rank Three True Gods. As a result, she continued to remain in hiding, whereupon the rest of the Golden Jade Race group showed up. This group was extremely powerful and even had a Rank Five True God in its ranks. Little Ling was even worried that Zhao Feng would end up being killed by the Rank Five True God.
But suddenly, Zhao Feng exposed her hiding place.
In that case, I’ll work with him to fight this enemy, make a good impression, and then wait for my chance to take back the tail feathers! Little Ling’s lips slightly perked in satisfaction at this plan.
In a flash of purple-blue flame, a beautiful girl landed by Zhao Feng’s side.
“I didn’t think Master would have even more helpers!” The blue-clothed elder was flabbergasted.
Both sides of this conflict were instantly entranced by the girl’s beauty and demeanor, and the tense air immediately vanished into nothing.
“Hmph!” Little Ling gave a coquettish snort. After shooting a glare at Zhao Feng, she turned her eyes toward the Golden Jade Race group.
“Rank Four True God!” True God Tianhua’s expression sank.
Zhao Feng’s group and his many pets already made for a formidable fighting force, and now, he even had a Rank Four True God on his side.
On the Golden Jade Race’s side, other than the Rank Five True God Tianhua, the rest of the group consisted of Rank Two and Three True Gods and Quasi-Gods. If it really came down to it, the Golden Jade Race still had a higher chance of winning, but even if they did win, the group would suffer terrible casualties. They would no longer have the ability to compete for any of the treasures.
“True God Tianhua, I trust that you are a sensible man who wouldn’t let the entire Golden Jade Race suffer because of a single good-for-nothing!”
Zhao Feng shot a glance at Quasi-God Di Lin.
“Good-for-nothing…” Quasi-God Di Lin’s entire body trembled, his fists clenching, his nails digging in so hard that they drew blood.
During his entire path of cultivation, no one had ever called him a good-for-nothing!
“What you say is reasonable. As long as you release the three True Gods of my Golden Jade Race, I will forget this matter!” True God Tianhua’s expression relaxed a tiny bit.
The treasure ground was about to open. He could not undermine his own forces with the moment so close. Moreover, he would have plenty of time to deal with Zhao Feng once the struggle for treasure began.
“I trust that True God Tianhua is a man who keeps his word and would not deceive a junior!”
Zhao Feng smiled and waved his hand. Instantly, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon and the others released the three True Gods.
“Let’s go!” True God Tianhua swept a ruthless gaze over the three True Gods as he sternly ordered.
True God Tianhua led his group away.
“My gratitude for the assistance, Young Lady. This Zhao’s gratitude is immeasurable!” Zhao Feng turned toward Little Ling with a warm and amiable smile.
Zhao Feng had long ago noticed the hiding Little Ling.
“If Young Lady is willing, we can work together and vie for the treasures of that treasure ground!” Zhao Feng took the initiative to offer an invitation. He had forced Little Ling out in the first place in order to borrow her strength.
Little Ling was caught a little off guard. She had been preparing to speak up and offer to join Zhao Feng’s team, so she wasn’t ready for Zhao Feng’ invitation. This made her feel like Zhao Feng had seen through her plans.
I’ve been following him in the shadows this entire time. He can’t possibly know what my real goal is! Little Ling thought to herself as she hesitated.
“Okay. I’m also very interested in that treasure ground!” Little Ling’s eyes flashed with resolve as she agreed.
On the side, the Black Destruction Serpent Dragon was dumbfounded. Not even it understood why this suddenly-appeared girl would decide to help Zhao Feng, even joining Zhao Feng’s group.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Zhao Feng’s group followed the Golden Jade Race group in returning to that long mountain range.
In the nearby mountains, many experts were left astonished by what they saw. They all knew that a conflict had arisen between the Golden Jade Race and Zhao Feng, and they just saw that Rank Five True God of the Golden Jade Race storm off in a fury. But now, the two groups were returning, one right after the other. This was a truly bizarre sight.
However, the careful observer would notice that only three of the initial five Rank Three True Gods had returned from pursuing Zhao Feng’s group. In addition, Zhao Feng’s group now had a beautiful girl with an almost perfect appearance.
“Good Sir, please do not take offense for the mindless blabbering of my race’s youth!”
At this moment, the Rank Four True God on the mountain where Zhao Feng’s group was staying took the initiative and offered an apology. When the young Quasi-God in his group jeered at Zhao Feng twice, he had ignored it, but now that Zhao Feng made the Golden Jade Race taste defeat and had a Rank Four True God on his side, he felt compelled to speak.
After this apology, the Rank Four True God led his group away from the mountain.
“This one is Zhao Feng. It is an absolute pleasure to work with Milady!” Zhao Feng warmly smiled.
Little Ling gave a gentle smile of her own and was prepared to engage a few pleasantries of her own when she was struck dumb by Zhao Feng’s next words.
“Milady, have you come to take back the Phoenix-Tailed Bird’s tail feathers?” Zhao Feng looked at Little Ling as if he could see all her secrets.
“You knew?” Little Ling was reeling from shock. Since Zhao Feng knew her goal, why did he invite her to join his team? Little Ling felt like the situation was entirely under Zhao Feng’s control.
“Milady has been following me from the moment I left Phoenix Forest. To be spied on by such a beautiful lady, this one feels a little embarrassed!” Zhao Feng shamelessly said.
“What do you plan to do?” Little Ling’s face turned gloomy, a hint of killing intent twinkled in her eyes.
“Milady, don’t get excited. Take care to not expose your identity!” Zhao Feng spoke with a composed expression.
The killing intent in Little Ling’s eyes vanished, and she looked at Zhao Feng and clenched her teeth. This place was packed with experts of the Ancient Desolate Realm of Gods; if her identity was exposed, everyone here would have a reason to attack her.
“This one only wishes to cooperate with Milady. By assisting me, Milady will also stand to gain. Once this matter is concluded, I can return the tail feathers to you!” Zhao Feng earnestly said.
The bloodline power, Origin Flame, and medicinal energy of the tail feathers had already been absorbed by Zhao Feng. It meant nothing to him to return them.
Little Ling stared at Zhao Feng, feeling suffocated and oppressed. She felt like she had fallen into a trap.
“Okay!” Little Ling thought for a while before agreeing. If she refused, she didn’t even know if she would able to safely leave this area. Meanwhile, agreeing to Zhao Feng’s request only posed a little risk, with few other disadvantages.
At this moment, the transparent palace on the horizon unleashed an enormous spatial storm. Two-thirds of the palace hall were now exposed.
“Eh? These spatial ripples…” Two large and stocky figures – enormous members of an ancient race with dragon heads, deer horns, and bodies covered all over in black scales – stopped in the air.
“You, come here. What’s happened up ahead?” One of them, a Black Flame Qilin, angrily looked down at an ancient beast below.
“This… a large number of humans have discovered a treasure ground hidden in a spatial dimension. At present, this treasure ground is about to emerge!” This ancient beast threw its body against the ground, its entire body trembling in fear. As an ancient beast, it had never encountered a species with such a powerful bloodline before.
“Young Master, there are many humans there. It is best if we do not involve ourselves in this matter!” The other Qilin, an enormous red one with a restrained aura, softly advised.
“Heh, you’re a Rank Seven Ancient God. With you here, those humans are nothing!” The Black Flame Qilin’s eyes twinkled with a fierce light.
There were nine ranks to True Gods. Rank One to Rank Six were called True Gods, but this red Qilin was an Ancient God, residing above Rank Six.