Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 416
Chapter 416: – Poor Thing The black heavenly pattern barrier Bai Zijin had brought out provided Tianming with a most stable cultivation environment . He began contemplating the third stage of Shenxiao Sword Art . It was now time for Meow Meow’s nap, and due to its constant coaxing and cajoling, Tianming let it out .
With innocent, wide open blue eyes, Meow Meow raised its pink paws as it bounced up and down and walked toward Bai Zijin curiously . It cocked its head to the side and blinked its cute eyes . Such means of “capturing” mounts was a tried and tested method .
Bai Zijian merely glanced at it .
“Meow . ” Meow Meow opened its tiny mouth . Its pink nose looked extremely adorable .
“Go away,” glared Bai Zijin .
“Meow?” Surprisingly, Meow Meow’s cute act missed the mark today .
“Go away . ” Bai Zijin turned to Tianming and said, “Where’s your little chick? Let it out so I can play with it . “
Meow Meow felt like it had been struck by lightning .
In the midst of cultivating the sword, such a sentence almost shocked Tianming into being possessed by his demons . It took him a considerable amount of time to respond to the fact she was referring to Ying Huo .
“You have quite a unique taste!” remarked Tianming .
He tossed Ying Huo to Bai Zijin . In that instant, Ying Huo thought he was dreaming .
“Dammit, the tables have turned,” cried Meow Meow .
“Olympos Imperius . Pyros Imperius . Fulguros Imperius . “
Tianming repeatedly practiced the three moves within the black heavenly pattern barrier .
“Rather than integrating the first and second stage of Shenxiao Sword Art, I think it’s better to reintegrate the three moves . Like three legs of a tripod, I must find a balance point . Olympos Imperius is the bottom, while Pyros and Fulguros Imperius are on top, forming an inverted triangle . “
The stability of the earth, the eternal burning of flame, and the explosion of lightning was combined into one move . From Lan Huang’s Mountainstream Will, Tianming grasped the meaning of Olympos Imperius .
Three moves in one!
At that moment, three different kinds of Heavenly Will, on top of Tianming’s Imperial Will, converged in the Grand-Orient Sword and he unleashed an attack . The flames, lightning and Olympos Imperius formed a chaotic sword ki that resulted in a lethal wave . He had finally mastered the third stage of Shenxiao Sword Art .
“Well done . ” Bai Zijin raised both of Ying Huo’s wings in applause .
Ying Huo looked weak and dreary . After Bai Zijin had played with him for three days, it was truly drained . It had gone from the excitement on the first day, to numbness, and now exhaustion . Every time it would try to escape, Bai Zijin would catch it and continue playing with it . Now, what Ying Huo wanted to say most was, “Meow Meow, you can have this superb mount . “
“Tianming, you’re still in Heavenly Will, yet you’re able to cultivate a saintly battle art; the Shenxiao Sword Art at that . Your talent is better than I imagined . From my observation, you would’ve been Divine Capital’s top genius if you’d grown up here!” Bai Zijin had received yet another surprise .
Just three days ago, he had defeated the Qin brothers . Eighteen- or nineteen-year-olds at ninth-level Heavenly Will far exceeded the standards of the Grand-Orient and Earthorigin Realms .
“What cultivation level were those at my age?” asked Tianming .
“How old are you?”
“I’m fourteen this year,” Tianming shamelessly replied .
“Bullshit . You look at least eighteen!”
“Haha,” laughed Tianming . Despite that, he thought to himself, That means I look young!
“When you arrive at the Decimo Dao Palace five months from now, you’ll be able to see what level a true genius is on . It’s definitely beyond your imagination . In the past forty years, the Ancient Qilin Clan has given birth to many highly talented children, but unfortunately, they’ve been affected by the Lifetime Curse, which has inhibited their cultivation . But in any case, they’re stronger than you are now . “
This was Bai Zijin’s conclusion upon seeing him defeat the three Qin brothers . In the Ancient Qilin Clan, there were quite a few youths of seventeen or eighteen who had reached the Saint stage . This was something people of the Grand-Orient Realm could never imagine . Back in the Realm Wars, one would be considered an elysian child at ninth-level Unity .
“I can’t remain a frog in a well . “
Upon recalling Exalted Mo Yu’s words, Tianming felt annoyed .
“Within the Infernal Soul Purgatory are many peers who are stronger than you . Try to catch up, young man,” said Bai Zijin .
“No problem . “
“By the way, Big Sister Bai, you said the Infernal Soul Purgatory is huge, and there’s wildbeasts around the volcano . Are there any demon beasts?” asked Tianming .
“Yes . There’s quite a few underground regions around the Infernal Soul volcano that are within the Infernal Soul Purgatory . These underground areas have bottomless pits leading to the Abyssal Battlefield, and their numbers are in the hundreds . Therefore, many wildbeasts live in the Infernal Soul Purgatory . It’s impossible to stop them, or kill them all,” replied Bai Zijin .
“I see . ” Tianming nodded .
“In the past, the Infernal Soul Race used a method of making special sounds that could lure wildbeasts to attack the Infernal Soul Barrier . At the time, the Ancient Qilin Clan had to send a large number of troops to stop the beast wave . However, the situation’s been much better in recent years, and the Infernal Soul Race hasn’t made a sound,” added Bai Zijin .
“There’s been no movement over the past few years?” Tianming recalled the images he had seen two days ago . He thought to himself, Can it have something to do with the Soul Sacrifice?
“Yes, why do you ask about wildbeasts?” Bai Zijin wondered .
“I’d like to take three or four days to look for wildbeasts so that I can practice my swordsmanship . At the same time, perhaps I can add spiritsource abilities to my lifebound beasts,” said Tianming .
“As you wish . It’s boring here, anyway . Let’s go . ”
“Big Sister Bai . ” Tianming looked straight at her .
“What is it?”
“Return the little chick to me . It’s suffering . ” Tianming pointed to Ying Huo .
“Useless thing . ” Glancing at the little chick, Bai Zijin tossed it back to Tianming .
Ying Huo was finally relieved .
“I’m never touching another mount again . ” Back in the lifebound space, Ying Huo collapsed .
“Chicken Bro, summon up your courage . Start all over again and make a comeback . ” Meow Meow patted it on the shoulder, laughing mischievously .
With the black heavenly pattern barrier temporarily put away, Tianming realized that those who were cursing at him had finally left .
“Let’s go . “
Bai Zijin led the way as they traveled across the Infernal Soul Barrier, attracting the attention of many .
“Where are they going?”
“I don’t know . “
“Let’s catch up!”
“Aren’t you afraid of being beaten?”
“I can’t beat them, but others can . If it weren’t for our previous lack of numbers, how would he have the chance to be this arrogant? If he wasn’t a coward, why would he choose to hide himself?”
In a short time, a group of Ancient Qilin Clan youths followed them .
“They just won’t stop . It’s so annoying . “
Irritated, Bai Zijin pulled Tianming close and sped up . At the time, their clothes rustled in the howling wind . Bai Zijin’s long dress fluttered in the sky, her sweet-smelling, long hair waving in Tianming’s face . At the speed of the Saint stage, they soon lost the Ancient Qilin Clan disciples .
In front of them was a barren underground mountain . It was very dark, so they couldn’t see far . The complicated terrain was made up of red-hot rocks on the ground, piled up into mountains .
“Most that come from the Abyssal Battlefield are ordinary wildbeasts, there aren’t many first-order demon beasts . I’ll help you look for them . ” Bai Zijin scanned the vast, complex underground space ahead .
“Thank you . “
“It’s no trouble . “
Tianming followed the white figure at full speed . Bai Zijian acted so efficiently that it was a comfort to him .
“First-order demon beasts will be a little easier to deal with than a first-level Earth Saint . “
Bai Zijin was right—there weren’t many demon beasts in the Infernal Soul Purgatory . Half an hour later, they arrived at an area far away from the Infernal Soul Volcano .
“If we keep walking farther in this direction, we’ll have left the Infernal Soul Purgatory . However, there’s more wildbeasts in this area . “
In such a desolate place, he could attack at will .
“Look, there’s a first-order demon beast, an Electric Hellwolf . “
In the serene valley ahead, where Bai Zijin was pointing, were countless blue-colored electric snakes twisted around the subterranean trees . A gigantic wolf was hunting amidst the surging lightning; however, the vast valley provided many hiding spots for the wolf .
“You’re only at ninth-level Heavenly Will . Do you really wish to fight this demon beast?” asked Bai Zijin .
“I’m at sixth-level Heavenly Will,” confessed Tianming, though he was well aware she would never believe him .
“You little bastard, are you trying to fool me? You’ve got quite some courage!” Bai Zijin rolled her eyes .
She believed that no one could overcome a gap of so many levels to defeat their opponent . However, as a triple Primordial Chaos Beastmaster with the help of the Grand-Orient Sword and a Sky Saint battle art, Tianming could achieve such feats .
“The beast soul of a demon beast is a Saintbeast War-Soul! A war-soul that’s refined on the spot is better than one that’s been inherited after thousands of years . “
He stared at the first-order demon beast, moving forward quietly . With their tiny bodies, Ying Huo and Meow Meow approached their prey, one on the left and the other on the right . As for the noisy Lan Huang, its contribution would be left until the last moment .
As Tianming gradually closed in, he noticed that the wolf was hunting several eight-star wildbeasts, Tricolor Elks . Covered in steely fur, the Electric Hellwolf was fierce and powerful, wrapped in electric rays, and its blood-red eyes were filled with ferocity . The demon beast seemed to lack intelligence and appeared no different from ordinary beasts .
“The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind . ” Tianming drew the Grand-Orient Sword in pursuit of the wolf .
While Ying Huo advanced from the left, Meow Meow flashed into the dark forest . Amidst black electric snakes, the black cat with its blood-red claws quietly approached its prey .
Using spiritual communication, Tianming and the two lifebound beasts acted the moment the wolf began its hunt .