Chapter 532: Die Fighting, Friend
Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
The enormous golden fist was hurling over, rendering spacetime in the surroundings unable to function. Before the strike itself even arrived, the unseen shockwave already reached Xue Ying and Jing Qiu, leaving them helpless to respond. With the gap in combat power so obviously wide, any kind of resistance was nothing more than a joke! Neither of the two could understand why they had met such danger so soon after they entered Lake Heart Island.
Was their luck that bad?
Jing Qiu operated her nine thin swords, turning them into a resplendent starry maelstrom in an attempt to resist this fist strike.
At the same time, Xue Ying displayed his domain-related secret skill, Prison, using his luminous sun force. This served to disturb his opponent, giving him enough time to follow up with his other spear secret skill, Life. He did not dare even try to use his Destruction to force back the attack directly, aware that he would be overwhelmed immediately.
Monarch Armadillo Jade rushed out ahead of the group, his figure having transformed into an enormous four-legged mutated beast. The head of this new form wa
The enormous golden fist smashed right into this four-legged beast, striking its head directly, peng peng peng! The shockwave generated was so strong that void itself exploded in the surroundings! Xue Ying’s brandished his spear in a revolving motion, striking layer upon layer of this shockwave. However, his speed was still greatly reduced in the process.
The golden fist retreated after this clash.
Monarch Armadillo Jade’s entire body was left trembling after having used his head to block the incoming attack. Very soon, his figure began crumbling and shattering into pieces, startling Xue Ying and Jing Qiu. Monarch Armadillo Jade, was, after all, the strongest member of their team. Once he died, any chance of escaping would disappear alongside him.
Hua hua hua~ Still in mid-air, Monarch Armadillo Jade’s crumbling body turned into a stream of black water which rumbled for a while before condensing back into the mutated beast from before.
“This mutated beast’s must have trained that special survival technique to quite a formidable level.” The blood-armored warrior from before frowned upon seeing this. He immediately sent a message to his companions, “My technique might be able to suppress him, but it’s not enough to kill him. We’ll have to work together if we’re to get rid of him.”
Both the enchanting woman and the muscular black-haired warrior agreed to this assessment. Their foresight was extraordinary, so they could easily tell that this stage four World Deity mutated beast’s combat power in close quarters was close to that of a powerful existence, and his secret survival technique was even more formidable, having reached an extremely high realm. Unless they could completely overwhelm him, even ordinary powerful existences would have a hard time killing him.
“Only three of them remain. I’ll let you all handle them.” The blade-wielder from before moved to the side and removed himself from the fight, as if he disdained the very idea of overwhelming enemies with numbers.
“Formidable.” Xue Ying and Jing Qiu both noticed Monarch Armadillo Jade had recovered properly, and could not help but shout in joy. His body had turned into a stream of water, a form that was impossible to damage through sheer strength.
Monarch Armadillo Jade truly is formidable. He might have a happy-go-lucky attitude most of the time, but his survival capabilities are unfathomable. Xue Ying sighed inwardly.
Monarch Armadillo Jade’s mutated beast form once again turned into a stream of water, encompassing Xue Ying and Jing Qiu to continue their escape.
“Still trying to run?” The enchanting woman’s vertical eye shot out red light once again. The strand of light reached Monarch Armadillo Jade’s body in the blink of an eye, but the stream of water simply kept moving; the light had failed to stop it.
The warrior covered in black hair simply shook his head without acting. He was aware of his inability to stop an opponent with such of survival capabilities.
Hong! The terrifying golden fist once again Monarch Armadillo Jade’s body, causing him to explode. However, even after scattering apart, the stream continued to protect Xue Ying and Jing Qiu and allow them to keep struggling.
The enchanting woman appeared once again. Her fingernails glowed a green color as she grabbed the stream of water into which Monarch Armadillo Jade had transformed. For a moment, green strands of light flowed through the water.
Hou hou hou! Monarch Armadillo Jade seemingly turned crazy and he began roaring as this happened. He had been completely unable to resist!
Forced to depend entirely on his special survival techniques, he tried seemingly in vain to flee and move even a bit forward. However, after the two sides exchanged about a dozen moves, Monarch Armadillo Jade finally brought Xue Ying and Jing Qiu out of that empty cavernous region, moving further through the corridor and escaping their pursuers.
“He escaped, just like that?”
The four blood-armored warriors stood in mid-air inside the cavernous region, looking at the stream of water as it fled. They did not attempt to keep pursuing it.
“It looks like they did not actually know about the Blazing Blood Door, and were merely passing by it.” The enchanting woman lightly giggled. “Third Brother, had you also acted just now, he would most likely have died.”
The blade-wielder was the fastest member of their group. Had he used his full strength to obstruct him, Monarch Armadillo Jade would have a much harder time escaping.
“Hmph.” The man shook his head in response.
“Their combat power is very ordinary,” said the warrior with the tallest and biggest build. “Had they known about the Blazing Blood Door, they would not have dared attempt to charge through.”
“In spite of having barged through here, some of those four actually escaped. With two dead and two still alive, I’d say their luck is not bad at all,” the black-haired warrior said.
After they fled for a bit more time and they confirmed that they were not being pursued, Monarch Armadillo Jade finally stopped. The flowing stream turned back into the shape of a human, reverting to his original figure. Seeing this, Xue Ying and Jing Qiu finally let out a sigh of relief.
“They did not continue to chase us.” Xue Ying couldn’t help but look behind him.
“It’s all thanks to Monarch Armadillo Jade. Without him, both of us would have surely died inside there,” Jing Qiu said.
“Unfortunately, Fu Qiong did not make it.” Xue Ying shook his head.
After the calamity passed and they found themselves with renewed life, Xue Ying and Jing Qiu found themselves feeling jittery and unable to calm down. The threat they had just faced was as real as they went; they had been entirely suppressed! Their side was absolutely weaker than the opposite, and their only luck was that Monarch Armadillo Jade’s survival capabilities were incredible.
Monarch Armadillo Jade sighed. “The techniques of our enemies were too fast. The man wielding a blade was able to reach Fu Qiong and shatter his body in the blink of an eye. The enchanting woman then used her red light to prevent him from reforming his body. Fu Qiong ended up dying in a single exchange. I hoped I could save him, but it was to no avail. In any case… he’s dead now. Truthfully, even if he had not died in that exchange, he would likely have failed to survive the aftermath anyway.”
“How come?” Xue Ying and Jing Qiu were stunned.
“Monarch Armadillo Jade, why the lack of confidence?” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
After they survived this battle, Xue Ying felt incomparable admiration towards Monarch Armadillo Jade. Such survival capability was likely on the level of powerful existences. He should be able to withstand whatever this ordinary region threw at him.
“That woman, outside of her ability to display that strange red light, was an expert in hexing poisons” Monarch Armadillo Jade helplessly replied. “I’m already feeling the effects of her hexing poison, and I won’t be able to hold on for much longer.”
“What?!” Xue Ying and Jing Qiu were shocked silly.
“In truth, her hexing poison has entered every last part of my body. It’s already begun to consume my strength at a rapid pace, and my body will soon collapse,” Monarch Armadillo Jade helplessly explained. “Her hexing poison is too terrifying. My Black Water True Body was badly damaged, and it’s very close to collapsing.”
Monarch Armadillo Jade’s wave of his hand was followed by the sudden appearance of a black ruler, some storage treasures and some other materials.
“These are the treasures which the two of us have brought along.” Taking on a seated position in the corridor, Monarch Armadillo Jade entrusted Xue Ying and Jing Qiu with a task: “Your Highness, should the two of you be fortunate enough to get out alive, grant me and Fu Qiong the favor of bringing these treasures out. At least this way, our losses would be smaller.”
“Certainly.” Xue Ying nodded continuously, though his feeling of helplessness caused him to add, “I’ve begun to notice my own weakness during this trip inside of Lake Heart Island, and I’m afraid our chances of surviving are essentially zero. Brother Armadillo Jade, if I fail to bring these treasures out, you better not blame me.”
“Hahaha, just try your best.” A layer of green light suddenly condensed over Monarch Armadillo Jade’s face.
Noticing this, he looked to Xue Ying, “This time, we’ve fought together on the verge of life and death. Dong Bo, I’d say we can call each other friends by now, right?”
“Yes, definitely. To have a friend like you, Brother Armadillo Jade is a true fortune,” Xue Ying added.
“Hahaha, if I could make His Highness see me as a friend, then this death was not in vain.” Monarch Armadillo Jade laughed out loud.
With his loud laughter as a backdrop, Armadillo Jade’s body began to crumble apart before dissipating into nothingness.
A tinge of pain passed through the hearts of both Xue Ying and Jing Qiu.
King Fu Qiong had died, and now Monarch Armadillo Jade was dead too, leaving the two of them alone. How far down this path could they hope to reach now?