Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 488
Chapter 488: – The Nineshades Clan Must DieTianming was the biggest goal of his trip .
“You dare steal the treasure from my hand? Do you have the ability?” Dongyang Fengchen smiled strangely .
Right then, Tianming sped up with his Celestial Wings and silently approached the heavenly pattern formation . Without so much as a word, he tore the formation with his dark arm, grabbed the dagger, and tossed it into his spatial ring . The entire process was seamless .
Since Dongyang Fengchen was nearby, he would be able to kill Tianming if the Hallucination Tome failed . In the face of this formidable opponent, Tianming was erring on the side of caution . As soon as he obtained the treasure, Tianming immediately fled toward the entrance where Ye Lingfeng was waiting .
“Tianming, you can’t escape from me . ” A strange laughter echoed throughout the underground palace . Screams suddenly pierced the air .
It was the voice of Dongyang Fengchen’s three attendants . Their miserable cries sounded as if they had been stabbed .
“Argh . . . . ”
Then, they breathed their last .
Tianming sped up . To get rid of Dongyang Fengcheng, he had to return to the passage before the effects of the Hallucination Tome dissipated . At this time, countless black spikes came for him .
The black spikes that were as fine as hair originated from Dongyang Fengchen’s lifebound beast . This was similar to Ying Huo’s Skyscorch Featherblast . However, the number of these spikes far exceeded Ying Huo’s ability; they were dense, explosive, and flying in all directions .
“In order to kill me, Dongyang Fengchen used these spikes, regardless of his attendants’ lives . Those three unlucky bastards were most likely to die first . ”
Tianming had to admit that Dongyang Fengchen was definitely the most cruel opponent he had ever met . Even Lin Xiaoting wasn’t so cruel as to kill his own people, much less Yuwen Shendu, Yueling Long, and Jun Niancang .
More spikes shot toward Tianming; he urgently had to escape . Meanwhile, Feiling couldn’t use Spatial Wall, for fear it would expose their position . However, there were so many spikes that they covered the entire room, basically forming a carpet of spikes that suppressed the Hallucination Tome .
Ultimately, Tianming failed to dodge one in time and received a spike to the leg . As soon as it entered his flesh, it instantly rushed into Tianming’s body like a poisonous insect . Tens of thousands of black spikes flew toward him, as if locking on to his position .
“A little bug like you wants to escape? Tianming, I’m only playing with you because I think better of you . Otherwise, what qualification does a child like you have to be my opponent?” Dongyang Fengchen’s eerie laughter gradually approached .
Tianming used a Mountshield Tome to block the spikes and managed to dart into the passage . Then, he turned around and threw out an Oceanspirit Tome, pouring out surging seawater . But soon, Tianming knew that Dongyang Fengchen broke through the waves and entered the passage .
“Little Feng still has a Hallucination Tome!”
As long as he joined up with Ye Lingfeng and used the Hallucination Tome, getting rid of Dongyang Fengchen wouldn’t be a problem . After all, the passages were ever-changing; so long as there was a fork in the road, it might confuse Dongyang Fengchen .
Tianming had finally returned to Ye Lingfeng’s position, but the young man was gone!
“Did he run?”
He had previously given Ye Lingfeng a Hallucination Tome to save his life if he wasn’t there . Now that he needed it to get rid of Dongyang Fengchen, Ye Lingfeng had actually escaped without him .
“No, Little Feng would never leave me alone!” Tianming was aware of this . But more importantly, Dongyang Fengchen was just behind him, and he had no way of escaping . There was no time to wonder why Ye Lingfeng had suddenly disappeared . All Tianming could do was run .
“That’s not good . ” Noticing the physical discomfort, Tianming looked down and saw his skin turning black .
The black spike split into nine poisonmists that wrought havoc in Tianming’s body .
“It looks like Nineshades Poison . It’s the most poisonous toxin of the hydra,” said Feiling .
“It’s alright . The Prime Tower is suppressing and slowly removing it . ”
However, before the Nineshades Poison dissipated, it still had a great influence on Tianming . His flesh began rotting, his bones decaying, and his entire body was weak . He began slowing down .
“Tianming, you don’t have to run . Now that you’ve been poisoned by the Nineshades poison, only death awaits . Additionally, the poison gives me your exact position . Even if you escape to the ends of the earth, you can’t escape from me . ” Dongyang Fengchen’s eerie voice sounded from the empty passage behind Tianming .
“I know you must be afraid . There’s no need to hide . Anyone will react the same before death . Keep struggling, then . I’d like to see a so-called ‘exceptional genius’ fight against fate . It’s dangerous when young people are so reckless and arrogant . ” There was a trace of calculation in his laughter .
This time, he was shooting fish in a barrel, and everything was under his control . As he got closer and closer to the Nineshades Poison, Tianming seemed to lose speed . Finally, Tianming came to a stop .
His flesh and blood were black, and each breath was laborious . It seemed the Prime Tower was having trouble with this poison, so it could only be slowly dispersed .
Fortunately, he persisted, making it to his goal . Before his eyes was a Divine Tomb Formation . When following the ant trail earlier, he had noticed the Divine Tomb Formation and remembered its location .
At the time, he thought he could flee there if he encountered any trouble . Ye Lingfeng’s sudden disappearance with the Hallucination Tome had upset his plan, but fortunately, the Divine Tomb Formation was still there .
Leaning against the formation, Tianming began breaking into it with his left arm . Since the Nineshades Poison couldn’t infect that arm, breaking the formation wasn’t an issue, but it would take some time .
The footsteps behind him seemed to accelerate . Dongyang Fengchen rushed out of the darkness, the black half of his face appearing from the shadows . Upon noticing the motionless Tianming, he assumed the former had given up on escaping . Dongyang Fengchen threw his head back in laughter . Judging from the color of Tianming’s skin, he was poisoned and would perish even without Dongyang Fengchen’s intervention .
“Does fear taste good? Are you still going to shout the words ‘Nineshades Clan’?” Lips curling in a smirk, Dongyang Fengchen approached Tianming .
“The Nineshades Clan must die . ” Tianming gritted his teeth, staring fixedly at Dongyang Fengchen .
“You’re a brave one . ” Dongyang Fengchen was now standing ten meters away from him . Having assumed that Tianming’s death was a sure thing, Dongyang Fengchen eased up . Looking him up and down, Dongyang Fengchen chuckled, “You’re really interesting . I’ve killed many people, but never a genius more astonishing than I am . You’ve given me a wonderful experience and enriched my life . ”
“Are you hoping to see me beg for mercy?” Tianming asked . Eyes red, Tianming was filled with hatred for the crown prince .
“That’s not it . I’m just worried I’ll hurt my dear Ling’er if I attack you . I’ll wait for her to leave your body once you die from the poison,” smiled Dongyang Fengchen .
“Your dear?” Tianming wasn’t aware Dongyang Fengchen had seen Feiling .
“Surprised?” he asked .
“A little,” Tianming replied .
“It’s nothing . This is how the Theocrats are . We like the most talented and beautiful girls . It runs in the clan . In fact, I don’t even like women . I want them solely for birthing my offspring so my descendents flourish . ” Dongyang Fengchen grinned .
Was there a clan more shameless and disgusting than this? Their philosophy and powerful means were beyond incorrigible; had this become the mark of their clan?
“I don’t have to deliberately torture you . Just wait a while . If you can hold on, you’ll be able to watch how I play with your girl and enjoy her many postures . You’ll probably die entertained . Oh, I forgot to mention: I’m very gifted in that respect,” Dongyang Fengchen laughed .
“Very well . ” Tianming’s eyes were completely crimson . “Dongyang Fengchen, to be honest, I rarely ever hate someone to this extent . You’re a special one to have opened my eyes and shown me just how low one can get . ” The murderous intent in Tianming’s eyes was enough to kill this guy ten thousand times over .
“So I’ll share with you some wisdom,” said Tianming .
“The villain died of too many words . ”
Dongyang Fengchen stared blankly for a moment . The next moment, Tianming disappeared completely from before his eyes .
“You!” His expression turned ugly . Running after Tianming, Dongyang Fengchen slammed so hard into the heavenly pattern formation that even his nose was crooked . The power of the formation sent Dongyang Fengchen flying . He crashed into a wall, then smacked to the ground, his internal organs bleeding . At that moment, Dongyang Fengchen’s face was dark . Like a beast, he let out a low roar .
“You tricked me? Very well then . ” He smiled sinisterly, cracking his fist .
In the dead silence, a cold voice sounded, “I’m going to kill you . ”
Dongyang Fengchen looked up in surprise, only to see a stunning girl dressed in blue emerge from the ripples on the formation where Tianming had disappeared .
“Jiang Feiling?” Dongyang Fengchen stared blankly .
Tianming pounded the ground .
“Big Brother, are you all right?” asked Feiling .
“I’m fine . The poison has begun dissipating . There’s some damage to my body, but I’ll recover in two or three days,” said Tianming .
This time, they had managed to escape . However, Tianming was furious . Dongyang Fengchen had become the person he most wanted to kill, besides Lin Xiaoting and Mu Qingqing . On top of that, he wanted to torture him to death .
“If I get the chance, you’ll wish you were dead!”
Tianming was usually an easygoing young man, but when provoked, he was no different from a wildbeast . He rose to his feet .
“Big Brother, look ahead . . . . ” Feiling’s voice trembled and sounded hoarse .
“Hmm?” Tianming raised his head .