Chapter 315: Fortuitous Encounter and Danger
Translator: Radiant Translations Editor: Radiant Translations
The golden-robed teenager, Jian Huang, and Wu Ma Hai looked toward Chen Jiu’s team.
“Our team has enough people,” Chen Jiu said.
“I have Deity-grade scrolls which I can all pass over to you.” Wu Ma Hai squeezed out a smile as he tried his best to persuade him. “Rest assured, I’ll certainly be at the forefront for scouting out the way. I’ll also be the vanguard for all the battles.”
Jian Huang similarly looked toward Chen Jiu and Xue Ying. “I too am willing to hand over all my Deity-grade scrolls to Chen Jiu.”
Xue Ying only looked over from the side. It would be better for this matter to be decided by Chen Jiu himself.
They were, indeed, very useful, but Jian Huang and Wu Ma Hai were both Transcendent Knights and could not even use the scrolls! For them to hold onto them was pointless! The enchantress Xue Wei had been the Transcendent mage of Jian Huang’s team, while Wu Ma Hai’s team had the tall and thin male, Ba Han, who was able to activate Deity grade scrolls. However, they were both dead!
“Our team already has Deity grade scrolls. You’re surely already aware that the more people there are in the team, the more dangerous it is. I apologize; there’s no way around this. We’ll make our move first,” Chen Jiu said.
Chen Jiu, Xue Ying, and Uncle Fu soon rushed downwards.
Wu Ma Hai looked down, his eyes filled with fury.
“It’s quite normal for them to not to let us join. Wu Ma Hai, how about we team up together? This is just the first vine leaf world, and the surrounding space is still strange and unpredictable. There might be danger occurring at any point. With the two of us teaming up, we’d be able to defend ourselves from most dangers,” Jian Huang said.
“But with two people moving together, the danger level is greater. The possibility of dying is even higher!” Wu Ma Hai snorted. “I think it’ll be better for us to travel individually.”
Wu Ma Hai rushed downward once he finished speaking.
The golden-robed teenager, Jian Huang, stood by himself at the main branch of the Sky-Reaching Vine, shaking his head lightly. He found the current situation quite unfavorable to him! He could not utilize the Deity grade scrolls, so this vine leaf world was truly too dangerous.
I must succeed. I must! Jian Huang thought to himself. He then followed the others in charging downward as well.
Xue Ying, Chen Jiu, and Uncle Fu were descending onto the boundary of the first vine leaf world.
After taking a look at at the two figures of Wu Ma Hai and Jian Huang beginning to separate from afar, Xue Ying inwardly let out a sigh.
“Brother Chen Jiu, this first vine leaf world and the second vine leaf world will be more troublesome,” Xue Ying said.
“We’ll require the help of Brother Xue Ying’s Mirage Avatars for scouting,” Chen Jiu added.
The two of them looked at each other with a smile.
The entire Crimson Rock Mountain was filled with many dangers, and the further they went, the more individually-targeted dangers there would be.
As for these five vine leaf worlds on the Sky-Reaching Vine…
The first and the second vine leaf worlds…allowed people to move together.
But from the third vine leaf world onwards, they would be done entirely alone.
Naturally, to work together with Chen Jiu and the others during the first two vine leaf worlds would be comparatively easier on Xue Ying.
“When it comes to the first vine leaf world, Dong Bo, your Xia Clan’s intelligence report should be more detailed.” Chen Jiu looked toward the distance. On top of this enormous vine leaf world, there were undulating spikes of mountain ranges, flat roads, wildlands, and even several queer metallic structures.
“The ancestor Demigods of my Xia Clan did not have any extravagant hopes of crossing the entire Sky-Reaching Vine, so they came to this first vine leaf world in hopes of finding some fortuitous encounters.” Xue Ying laughed. “They’d do their best to obtain treasures and immediately break apart the talisman as soon as they met any danger, giving up on any further chances but leaving the place alive. Since they’d always be on the lookout for fortuitous encounters, their reports on this world are more detailed.”
“This time, we really can’t be reckless,” Chen Jiu said. “Since the three of us are working together, the danger we face will be comparably higher. We must thus do our best to not provoke any unwelcome danger.”
“Understood.” Xue Ying nodded.
According to his first plan, he would get his poison cured by Senior Xi Wei and then stick around the first vine leaf for a long period of time, combing through every single region for treasures. Hopefully, he would have obtained ten or more Deity warriors or even Deity treasures. These feats would all have been possible! But now, he could no longer afford to act in such a casual manner.
They had to try their best to avoid trouble!
After all, places with greater fortuitous encounters were also associated with great danger!
“Look at that pagoda,” Chen Jiu pointed out.
Xue Ying and Uncle Fu looked over. They could see a silvery-gray pagoda faintly amidst the grassland.
“Seven level pagoda?” Uncle Fu was shocked. “Manor Master! This is a Heavenly Pagoda—a seven level pagoda!”
“Has greed overcome you?” Chen Jiu shook his head. “I, too, can feel the greed. That pagoda alone is worth more than what our Flying Sword Mountain Manor has amassed over the countless years, and selling it could even let us buy two peak stage Deity slaves. But the first vine leaf world follows a simple rule: the greater the fortune, the greater the danger..”
Xue Ying was dumbstruck after hearing it.
Buying peak stage Deities? Slaves?
“There are slaves in the Deity world? A Deity can become a slave?” Xue Ying could not help but ask.
“Deity world?” Chen Jiu looked towards Xue Ying, sighing. “The Deity world is so much crueler and stricter than you imagine.”
Xue Ying entered a contemplative state.
“From what I’ve heard, back when Crimson Rock Mountain was still in the Deity world, the amount of treasures placed in first vine leaf world weren’t that exaggerated,” Chen Jiu explained. “After that powerful existence died, and Crimson Rock Mountain fell into this mortal world, many more precious treasures were placed here. They’re most likely meant to attract more powerful Demigods over.”
While Xue Ying was also touched by greed, the Xia Clan’s intelligence report clearly stated that the more powerful and dazzling the treasures were, the more they should refrain from touching them.
Ancestor Black Wind had merely brought back those Deity warriors.
“Let’s get ready to set off,” Chen Jiu began. “Uncle Fu, activate the spells.”
“Mn.” The bald-headed Uncle Fu took out a dull gray Deity grade scroll before lightly tearing it apart.
The scroll immediately dispersed, while two Qi streams of that same dull gray color entered Uncle Fu’s eyes. That deep layer of gray gave his vision an aura seemingly able to pierce through anything.
“Eyes of Space,” Chen Jiu said. “With this spell, we’ll be much safer.”
The scroll of Eyes of Space had been specially prepared for the first vine leaf world.
The Meishan Clan Master, Wu Ma Hai, and Jian Huang had all brought it along, but Wu Ma Hai and Jian Huang could not use the Deity grade scrolls. Thus, they could only pitifully gamble their lives away!
The Meishan Clan Master might have comprehended the complete True Meaning of Space, but unless he condensed a Space Deity Heart, his senses would still not reach the level provided by the Eyes of Space—a space spell refined after much effort by a peak stage Deity with this aspect of scouting emphasized.
“Dong Bo, we’ll have to trouble you to send your Mirage Avatar ahead to scout as well,” Chen Jiu said.
Xue Ying nodded. “A small matter.”
Chen Jiu’s team had actually been really well formed at first. Old Thief would be in charge of scouting for dangers, while Uncle Fu would be responsible for using the Deity grade scrolls! With their abilities, Chen Jiu could pass through the first two vine leaf worlds more easily. As for the latter three? Uncle Fu and the others would have to stop before the third vine leaf world after separating from Chen Jiu.
Xue Ying had been in the team from the very start and had already proven to be quite useful; Chen Jiu would not feel good pushing him away. As a second point, his Mirage Avatars were of a tremendous help in scouting for dangers.
As for Wu Ma Hai and Jian Huang?
They could only seek their own fortunes!
Xue Ying’s nine Mirage Avatars scattered around this area that was a few thousand kilometers wide
Chen Jiu, Uncle Fu, and Xue Ying’s true body also started moving towards the center of the first vine leaf world!
At the very center.
About ten kilometers away from the side of the long vine, there were several rocks next to a hill.
There seemed to be absolutely nothing wrong with these rocks!
Even when inspecting it through the senses, one could still see nothing strange about them! This was caused by the layers of space there being superimposed on one another; there was an additional hidden space within the ordinary space.
A black-skinned teenager wrapped in white cloth was sitting cross-legged inside that superimposed space. He was none other than the person who entered Crimson Rock mountain a month earlier than Xue Ying and the others. It was Lord You Lan! As a demon of the Dark Abyss, his dark energy naturally allowed him to use Deity grade scrolls. Furthermore, it was much easier for him to get through as a single-person team. He had a much easier time reaching his current position.
Dong~ Vague waves spread over from afar.
The black-skinned teenager immediately opened his eyes, both glowing a faint gold. He sneered, revealing those pure-white teeth of his. Have they come? Are they finally here?
“Dong Bo Xue Ying, you’ve killed Nuo Nuo An and Ku Meng, so they could no longer act as my scouts. You also inflicted that hexing poison on me, which has been torturing me every moment since. How could I possibly let you off?” The black-skinned teenager’s eyes were full of killing intent. Having climbed up from the lowest rung within the Dark Abyss, he was someone who always had to solve his enmities. Even so, the hexing poison he suffered from was weaker than Xue Ying’s in its potency and concentration. After all, he had only been pierced once. After getting used to it, he was once more able to battle without being influenced by it.
I’ve been here for a month, and I’ve spent a lot of effort to collect several treasures.
Now, I’m only waiting for you, Dong Bo Xue Ying!
You’ll eventually arrive here, at the end point. But that will only end up being the place…where you’ll die! The black-skinned teenager sneered once more, closed his eyes, and then continued to wait.