Chapter 23: Killer, Dong Bo Xue Ying
Ge Bin commanded his subordinates to advance, while the bandits in the surrounding canyon ridges glared like tigers watching their prey.
“We must escape quickly!” Zong Ling urged.
Xue Ying and Zong Ling turned and fled without the slightest hesitation.
“Trying to escape? Chase them down!” Ge Bin coldly shouted.
“Damn it! How did they discover us? If they had continued just a bit further, they would have fallen prey to our trap.” The bandits were both annoyed and furious. They had never expected that the Six-Armed Serpent Demon, Zong Ling, and the juvenile territory lord would discover them from afar. After all, if the bandits were not confident in their concealment skills, they wouldn’t have survived in the Mountain Range of Desolation until this day.
“Chase them!” Ge Bin snarled as he grinded his teeth.
Xue Ying and Zong Ling purposefully fled, provoking the bandits on the two surrounding ridges into utilizing their gigantic crossbows.
Over ten crossbows fired hunting nets towards Xue Ying and Zong Ling in unison.
Hu, hu, hu…
The spheres exploded in midair, transforming into expansive hunting nets that surrounded the pair.
“Avoid them!” Xue Ying and Zong Ling rapidly evaded the hunting nets. This was another reason they had fled. Even with their ferocious strength, it would have been a great inconvenience if either were entangled in the nets.
Fortunately, they didn’t fall into this ambush and had avoided being surrounded. With the large distance between them and the bandits, as well as the duo’s strength, it was easy for Xue Ying and Zong Ling to dodge.
“They’re simply too agile.”
“It’s impossible to stop them.”
All twelve hunting nets caught nothing but air, causing Ge Bin’s teeth to itch as he chased.
“Uncle Zong, we’ve fled for nearly 500 meters already. This should be enough. There shouldn’t be any more ambushes.” Xue Ying stopped and turned around before he laid down the Silver Moon Wolf King fur.
“Ah, continue fleeing, flee! There is a magical beast horde ahead. I’d like to see how long you can continue fleeing!” Ge Bin’s group of deadly bandits were closing in.
Xue Ying grasped the Flying Snow God Spear that was thrust into the ground off to the side and grinned at his pursuers. “Ge Bin, you raided my territory six years ago and massacred over 500 civilians from my territory as well as from the Water Rites Town. There were also an unknown number of your members from your Bent Blade Union that had perished. Today, I will settle your debts!”
While Xue Ying spoke, Ge Bin and his bandit subordinates were rapidly closing in.
“Settling my debts?” Ge Bin said with an evil grin. “There are too many people who wish to kill me, but in the end, they were all killed by my hands!”
The grey-robed elder behind Ge Bin gripped his staff and began chanting.
Xue Ying had been paying attention to this whole group of bandits, but he mainly focused on this grey-robed elder. He had known since long ago that there was a Heaven ranked mage within the ranks of the Bent Blade Union. Allowing the mage to cast his magics would be foolish!
“Correct, I’ll settle your debts —the countless blood debts that you owe.” Two short spears appeared from his weapons sack.
A faint, blood-red aura arose from Xue Ying’s body as he threw the two spears like they were bolts of lightning with his right arm! He had always practiced spear throwing with his right arm, and in order to ensure his success, he had also released the power of his primordial bloodline.
The two short spears created a dreadful whistling sound as they tore through the air. They streaked across a distance of 100 meters to materialize in front of the grey-robed elder.
Too fast! All of the bandits’ eyes popped out in alarm when they saw the spear’s speed.
“Be careful!” Greatly alarmed, Ge Bin’s blade appeared instantly. A shining bent blade was raised in front of the grey-robed elder. Peng! Ge Bin felt a formidable force flow forth and his arm experienced a burst of acute pain. The short spear was barely affected as it ricocheted and shot at a trio of bandits off to the side. Pu, pu… Three corpses were left in the path of the spear, each with an enormous bloody hole in their chest.
The grey-robed elder’s eyes were filled with fear. Although the first short spear had been blocked by the big boss, the second spear arrived. A layer of black fog immediately appeared from his body, but Xue Ying’s strength had already reached the realm of a Silver Moon Knight when he released the power of his primordial bloodline! This black fog was absolutely unable to defend against this frightening spear. In a flash, the spear had pierced through the elder’s chest!
The fog dissipated, revealing the grey-robed elder’s wide eyes as his stomach showed a bloody hole as large as a bowl!
A Heaven ranked mage had been killed!
“Scum, you can all go to hell for me!” Xue Ying was merciless against these bandits that reeked of death. He snatched another short spear from his weapons sack and imbued it with his primordial bloodline’s power. A Great Master at the realm of Power Perfectly as One had exquisite control over his body’s powers, allowing him to display great might with the short spear!
Every single spear he threw had a terrifying speed, creating hole after hole as they pierced through the bandits.
On either side of the bandits were only the canyon’s stone walls. Even if they wanted to conceal themselves, they wouldn’t be able to find a place to hide.
Pu! A large, bald man held onto his shield in a desperate attempt to ward off the spear, but the shield was shattered into pieces with a loud bang. The spear tore apart his body before continuing on and penetrating the bandit behind him.
Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu! Xiu!
The spear was the invitation of the Death God, and the air was rent apart by its oppression. The group of bandits plummeted into fear and panic. The width of the canyon limited the number of pursuing bandits to around a thousand, leaving rows upon rows of them to stand there and wait for the impending spears. Each throw would create a huge skewer kebab, and their lives would cease to be. Who wouldn’t be scared?
“So powerful. How could this be?” Ge Bin held onto his bent blade, doing his utmost to resist. Two spears shot towards him consecutively, forcing him to risk his old life to deflect both. The two deflected spears killed many bandits by his side once again.
“It turns out that the most terrifying one isn’t the Six-Armed Serpent Demon Zong Ling, but that young territory lord!” Ge Bin glared at the black clothed youngster who was continuously throwing short spears.
Ge Bin had barely survived those two spears; he couldn’t possibly kill Xue Ying, so he decided to abandon any attempts on him for now.
On the other hand, those Heaven ranked bandits continued to be massacred! Due to their close quarters, each spear destroyed rows upon rows of bandits, resulting in kebabs of six to seven corpses.
Time seemed endless in this battlefield of death…
In reality, Xue Ying possessed only twelve short spears in total, and with his throwing speed, they were soon depleted.
Even when the short spears stopped coming, the bandits were still frightened to the point of inaction. They could only blankly look around them.
The second boss had died, the third boss had died, the fourth boss had died….
Aside from the chief boss Ge Bin, all of their other powerful experts had died. Not a single Heaven ranked bandit was left, and more than half of the Earth ranked bandits had perished! The most important bandits, who were Ge Bin’s followers, had all met the short spear’s attacks. These Heaven and Earth ranked bandits were the first to suffer the onslaught of spears and to die the most miserable deaths.
“Boss.” All of the bandits looked towards Ge Bin.
Ge Bin could only grind his teeth to the point of bleeding, however, as he watched the black clothed youngster in the distance. He had never expected the backbone of his Bent Blade Union to be annihilated by an onslaught of thrown spears.
“Dong Bo Xue Ying!” Ge Bin roared.
“I have come to the Mountain Range of Desolation to eradicate your Bent Blade Union!” The soaring, blood-red aura emanating from the distant black-clothed youngster began to dissipate. The strength needed to release his primordial bloodline was very demanding, after all. He picked up the spear beside him that was stuck in the ground.
Xue Ying turned into a blur as he dashed forth.
“So fast!” the bandits exclaimed in shock.
“Kill him with me! Kill!” Ge Bin roared with madness, and a faint layer of black Dou Qi appeared on his body. Wielding two bent blades, Ge Bin dashed forwards in a blur and raced towards his enemy.
“All together now!”
All of the the bandits followed their boss’s lead. Some took out bows and arrows, some prepared their concealed weapons, while others licked the blood off their blades. They were intimidated by the spears thrown before, but in a close quarters battle, what could a thousand people fear? Furthermore, Boss Ge Bin was leading the charge.
“Die for me!”
Ge Bin had long since reached the pinnacle of the Meteor rank. He was an extremely experienced elder.
Hu. He marched on like a demon.
They approached Xue Ying in a flash, arcing around him to close the distance.
The spear was a long weapon. If Ge Bin could engage in close quarters combat, then his chance of victory would increase several fold!
“Hmph.” Xue Ying let out a cold snort before his spear suddenly shot forward like an arrow.
Dang dang dang!
Shadows of the spear, fast as lightning, could be seen amidst the fluttering snowflakes. This was the first level of the Mysterious Ice Spear Technique, Floating Snow.
Fast! Additionally, the long range of his swinging spear didn’t allow Ge Bin any time to deal with it. Xue Ying was fast before, but the current him was even faster! Ge Bin could only wave his bent blades, relying on pure instinct to block five attacks in a row. His body couldn’t endure the recoil; every single spear attack caused him to feel the threat of death. Ge Bin prepared himself to defend at all times. Faced with such a terrifying spear…. there was no time to think. He could only rely on his intuition.
After those five attacks, Xue Ying flexed his core and swept out with his spear.
Ge Bin’s two blades immediately intercepted the shaft of the spear. Peng! When the blades and shaft collided, a frightening impact was transmitted to Ge Bin’s body. Ge Bin’s expression changed as he lost control of his body and was sent flying. He hit the canyon wall before lying limply like a sandbag. A mouthful of blood came spraying out of his mouth.
He managed to hold onto his two blades, but the impact left him so dazed, he could only feel a cold ray speeding towards him.
As fast as lightning, a spear pierced Ge Bin’s throat and into the mountain wall, nailing him in place with his feet hanging about half a meter above the ground.
Ge Bin stared with open eyes that were filled with shock as he gazed upon the grim, black-clothed youngster in front of him. He had never expected that he, Ge Bin — having been unhindered for so many years — would actually die at the hands of a youth.
Gugu~~ Blood overflowed from his mouth, and the light in his eyes turned dull.
The number one bandit of the Water Rites Town, ‘Bent Blade’ Ge Bin, had perished!
The killer… Dong Bo Xue Ying!