Chapter 138: Desolate Beast
Yi Yun countered a sneak attack that was launched by a fierce beast before beheading it! His assailant was a monkey-sized fierce beast that had a pair of wings, making it look like a bat.
“‘Purple Teeth Bat’. Its teeth have purple venom that would melt and liquify human muscles upon injection. Then, Purple Teeth Bats would suck the human dry, leaving only desiccated skin left. The Purple Teeth Bat may not be strong, but it has remarkable speed, making it proficient at sneak attacks. It’s very good that you are able to chop off its head! In the past few hours, your saber techniques have improved.”
Lin Xintong was extremely knowledgeable with the fierce beasts of the Cloud Wilderness. Like an encyclopedia, she knew every fierce beast and dangerous plant they met along the way.
During their journey through the Desolate Human Valley, Yi Yun would fight with fierce beasts while Lin Xintong would give out pointers, praise his moves and point out his deficiencies.
This benefited Yi Yun greatly.
Time passed quickly, and the duo had gone deep into the valley after traveling hundreds of kilometers over a full night and day cycle.
Yi Yun finished all of the dozens of encounters that they had!
Along the way, Yi Yun had suffered minor injuries which he quickly recovered from.
If they were hungry, they would cook their meals on the spot. Roasting meat, steaming rice and brewing soup… Although Lin Xintong was not a pursuer of good food, the food made by Yi Yun was still salivating.
Being away from home for a long time did not make Yi Yun worried. The Lian tribal clan was being taken care of by the Jin Long Wei and no one dared to touch Jiang Xiaorou.
Another day passed and late into the second night, Yi Yun had made great progress after experiencing intense battles one after another. It was all thanks to the bone relic Yi Yun ate after every battle, which strengthened his cultivation!
Not only did it improve his cultivation level, his foundation had improved. Most importantly, Yi Yun’s combat experience had rapidly increased. Traversing the vast wilderness and experiencing life and death battles were extremely valuable.
Suddenly, Yi Yun heard a sharp rustling sound which quickly became more intense. It sounded like massive amounts of sand was being constantly ground and the sounds assaulted their eardrums.
Yi Yun had a change in expression when he felt a chill!
It was like a cold wind that blew and entered into the bone.
“What is it…” Yi Yun went on high alert and attentively looked around. Under the faint fluorescent light, what he saw made his scalp tingle.
Not far away, a group of black snakes was sliding over.
Among this group of snakes, the slimmest was as thick as a water bucket. Some of them were as thick as a water tank, and some were so thick that the combined arm span of two people was unable to encircle them.
A group of snakes arrived from every direction, quickly surrounding Yi Yun and Lin Xintong.
All these snakes were at the fierce beast level. With so many snakes attacking, Yi Yun was bound to be bitten to shreds.
But… Yi Yun had Lin Xintong beside him.
Lin Xintong glanced at the numerous pythons and said lightly, “We have encountered a desolate beast. All these snakes are being directed by a desolate beast!”
“Desolate beast!?” Yi Yun was stunned. Desolate beasts were one level higher than fierce beasts. There were much fewer desolate beasts than fierce beasts, but they were the true masters of the vast wilderness!
“It’s a Frost Python!” In this huge mass of pythons, Lin Xintong spotted the true serpent king.
Yi Yun, of course, knew about the Frost Python. He had stolen the Frost Python desolate bone’s essence from Lian Chengyu!!
The Frost Python’s desolate bones were toxic. To refine it, a Desolate Heaven Master was needed, or the consequences would be dire.
“It’s an immature Frost Python. Very good! Yi Yun, this is your chance. The Frost Python is one of the weakest desolate beasts. An immature one is about the strength of a normal Purple Blood warrior. You can try to see what it’s like battling at the Purple Blood level! In this battle, all you need to do is to remain undefeated. It will be a way of toughening yourself!”
Yi Yun was still at the peak-Qi Gatherer realm. The gap between Mortal Blood and Purple Blood was huge, but Yi Yun’s skills included Minute Subtlety and insight of not being restrained by moves. Compounded with his Tempered Body, Dragon Pulse, he could battle a weak Purple Blood warrior!
Yi Yun’s eyes flashed with excitement.
Desolate beast! He was finally going to fight a desolate beast!
But with so many snakes…
Just as Yi Yun was thinking about it, Lin Xintong made a move. She unsheathed her Frost Water sword and made a simple slash forward.
This strike turned into a bluish-white sword beam that was cold to the bone. It spread out like a water ripple, freezing the water vapor in the air, and lining the ground with a layer of ice!
At that moment, with Lin Xintong in the center, it was like a giant ice flower blooming. The surrounding area in a thousant feet radius had turned into a world of ice!
The group of pythons that were slithering forward froze, turning into ice sculptures!
Yi Yun was shocked when he saw that scene.
He knew how strong the fierce beasts were. But under Lin Xintong’s hands, they were unable to put up any resistance. The entire group was wiped out in one shot.
Only the Frost Python serpent could resist Lin Xintong’s icy sword attack.
This was because the Frost Python serpent was strong and its elemental property was ice, so it had a high resistance to the frost Qi.
But this sudden turn of events shocked the Frost Python!
It originally believed that Yi Yun and Lin Xintong would make a splendid meal. Warriors with a certain strength were a good supplement for desolate beasts. Eating them would have aided in its growth, allowing it to mature sooner.
As such the Frost Python had sent all of its pythons to attack the two, hoping to deplete them of their energy. But surprisingly, its legion of pythons was wiped out before they could even attack!
The Frost Python had some intelligence. It suddenly realized the strength of the young girl and was about to turn around and flee, but…
“Pa! Pa! Pa!”
Runes began to flash. These runes formed a barrier of light trapping the Frost Python, Yi Yun, and Lin Xintong within it.
“You can’t escape!” Lin Xintong said as she sheathed her Frost Water sword. “If you can beat that boy, you’ll be spared. If you can’t win, you will die!”
“Oh? It can understand human speech?” Yi Yun was surprised when he saw Lin Xintong speak to the Frost Python.
“It doesn’t. But desolate beasts can sense the mental fluctuations of humans, so it can get the meaning.”
Lin Xintong was indeed correct. This Frost Python had identified its enemy.
It stared at Yi Yun and bared its black fangs.
The Frost Python was not large. Among the legion of pythons, its body was actually the smallest. Its body was the thickness of an adult’s thigh and it was not longer than three feet.
Yi Yun stared at the Frost Python. Yi Yun could clearly discern every scale it had, as well as the texture on each scale.
For the Tao tribal clan to be able to kill a Frost Python, it proved that the Frost Python was the weakest among the desolate beasts. This battle was just right for him!
Lin Xintong stood on the side and watched with anticipation. She wanted to see the result of the battle between Yi Yun and the Frost Python.