The Golden River Valley wasn't large, neither was it small. With Little White's flying speed, they would be able to reach their destination in half a day. Their journey had proceeded smoothly; they hadn’t encountered even one Demon King on their way. But the peace caused Xiang Shaoyun to feel more uneasy. There must be a reason for the abnormal peace.
But since they were already near their destination, he couldn't exactly make Little White turn back. Thus, he started observing his surroundings vigilantly. A gold radiance could be seen flickering not far ahead of him. The gold radiance was incredibly bright, to the point it was hard to look directly at the source of the radiance.
The rocks, flowers, grasses, trees, and everything there were gold in color. They all looked extremely sinister and odd, giving an impression that there was definitely something hidden within the Golden River Valley. Otherwise, why would there be a world of gold here? Many experts had explored this place before. Unfortunately, none of them had found anything, and they had eventually moved on. They had all concluded that the color might be a result of a dense concentration of metal energy due to the condition of the soil and river here.
Xiang Shaoyun fully activated his gift of instincts; his gaze tore through the layers of radiance to see that below them, a large number of gold serpentine crocodiles were lying dormant. If it wasn't for his impressive eyesight, he would have thought that the dormant gold serpentine crocodiles were actually rocks.
Now that Xiang Shaoyun saw them for what they were, his hair stood on end. There were tens of thousands of gold serpentine crocodiles. Even a King Realm cultivator would flee at this sight, much less Xiang Shaoyun who was only an eighth-stage Astral Realm cultivator. On the contrary, Little White was getting more and more excited as he dove straight to the ground.
"Slow down, Little White. If we go down like this, we will both die," Xiang Shaoyun cried out.
"Boss! I can sense it! It's really my clan's bloodline! It will be greatly beneficial to me! I must go down!" Little White said in excitement. So excited was he that he disobeyed Xiang Shaoyun and continued diving straight down.
"We're screwed! We're screwed!" Fear was the only thing Xiang Shaoyun felt right now.
No matter how arrogant he was, he was not arrogant enough to believe he would be a match for so many gold serpentine crocodiles, especially when there were Demon Kings among them.
Sure enough, as Little White dove down with Xiang Shaoyun, several thick and solid figures dashed upward from below. Five Demon King gold serpentine crocodiles! Each was about seven or eight meters in length, and they were as wide as massive pillars with numerous sharp spikes running along their skin, giving them a fearsome appearance.
"Any human who dares to intrude upon our domain shall die!" shouted one of them.
After that shout, one of them attacked.
An over 10-meters-long golden energy blade appeared and glided across the air toward Little White and Xiang Shaoyun. This was the might of a King. Killing could be accomplished in the blink of an eye.
"It's over!" Xiang Shaoyun's mind went blank. He still had a lot of things to do. He was definitely unwilling to die now, especially not here trying to get something that he knew nothing about. He started regretting his rashness. If he hadn't thoughtlessly agreed to Little White's request, he would never have taken a risk like this. He had always been a cautious person.
Right this moment, an earth-shattering roar came out of Little White's mouth. One roar to shake the mountains and rivers! This was the roar of the king of beasts, the essence of a tiger's roar. It tore through the skies, forming a resonance with some sort of natural power.
Even that couldn't stop the gold serpentine crocodile's attack. After all, the gap between their levels was too large. Just as the attack was about to hit them, an incorporeal power suddenly descended from the skies above.
The incorporeal power blocked the incoming attack before sending five separate attacks toward the five gold serpentine crocodiles. Before the five gold serpentine crocodiles could even react, they were all slashed into two. Sparkling drops of blood rained down upon the earth below, painting a picturesque scene.
Xiang Shaoyun was completely stunned. He had not expected such a dramatic change. Before he and Little White could react, they were shackled by some incorporeal power that proceeded to drag them down.
Apart from that, a dreadful sound wave appeared out of nowhere and surged into the sky above before it erupted and rippled throughout the Golden River Valley. This sound wave was much more powerful than Little White's roar. It directly killed swathes of gold serpentine crocodiles below, while the survivors started fleeing for their lives.
It created a stampede of gold serpentine crocodiles with many of them stomped to death by their own companions in the chaos. Even the young disciples at the outer fringe of the Golden River Valley heard the sound, their hearts trembling in fear.
"What sound is that? It's so scary..."
"It's a tiger's roar. Oh come on, don't tell me there's a tiger king here as well? The roar was so fearsome."
"A new Demon King tiger must have appeared here. But I thought this was the territory of the gold serpentine crocodiles?"
"I don't think it's as simple as a Demon King. It felt like something even more powerful."
"Damn it! A lot of gold serpentine crocodiles are rushing out. Shit! Run!"
The sound wave threw the entire Golden River Valley into chaos. Many young disciples hunting gold serpentine crocodiles suffered as a result, with many of them either killed or injured by the stampede.
Fortunately, the King Realm cultivators had been paying attention to the valley. They immediately rushed over on their chariot when they sensed what was happening. The leader of the group was Mo Chage, a commander from Cloud Margin City. He was currently a fifth-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator possessing extraordinary strength. The people around him were all Skysoar Realm experts as well.
"Commander, something has changed within the Golden River Valley," said one of them.
"Yeah, is the puzzle of the Golden River Valley about to be solved?" Mo Chage said with a frown.
"Do we save the children?" someone asked.
"Crisis is required to unearth the true talents. Only by surviving this will they become elites. Let's go take a look over instead," Mo Chage said indifferently.
"Commander, even gold serpentine crocodile kings are flying out of that place. If we go in that direction, things will get troublesome," said someone.
"We don't have any other choice right now," Mo Chage said.
Then, their chariot sped toward the depths of the Golden River Valley. But before they could even get near, they stumbled upon a large number of gold serpentine crocodile kings who then attacked them. It forced them to stop and deal with the gold serpentine crocodile kings.
But before long, they found themselves unable to hold on any longer. There were too many gold serpentine crocodile kings. Right this instant, a few figures could be seen darting over at an astonishing speed. The newcomers joined in on the battle and instantly killed a large number of gold serpentine crocodile kings.
"Thank you for the assistance, senior brothers," Mo Chage said gratefully after they finally managed to beat the gold serpentine crocodiles off.
"Alright, enough of the pleasantries. Let's go see what's going on," said the leader of the newcomers.Previous Chapter Next Chapter