Chapter 199: Worked Hard for Nothing

Xiang Shaoyun's earth shattering attack crushed the flame beast king's attack, but the impact still sent him tumbling down the mountain. He coughed blood repeatedly as he rolled down the steep mountain in a sorry manner.

However, his attack had also opened up an opportunity for Chen Zilong and Li Yaxuan. The two joined hands and attacked, blasting the flame beast king apart. The flame beast king's demonic core appeared before them. Not far away, Xie Sanqian was watching everything unfold, and he coveted the demonic core greatly, but he did not dare to snatch something from Chen Zilong and Li Yaxuan.

"We got the demonic core!" Chen Zilong said as he quickly grabbed it.

Li Yaxuan did not bother fighting over the core with him. She was here to help him in the first place. She glanced at Xiang Shaoyun who was tumbling down the mountain and sighed, "Without him, we wouldn't have been able to kill the beast king so easily."

Chen Zilong also glanced in Xiang Shaoyun's direction and smiled. "He is a worthy opponent." He then tossed the demonic core to Li Yaxuan and said, "Sister Xuan, keep it. Let's go down together."

"Don't you need it?" Li Yaxuan looked at Chen Zilong in astonishment.

"I don't," Chen Zilong said confidently. Standing there with his fiery Qilin Arms, he looked incomparably heroic.

At this time, the other group had just finished off the flame beast king they were fighting as well. However, the group was made up of many different parties. Thus, they started fighting among themselves for the demonic core.

Although Chen Zilong and Li Yaxuan had arrived later than some of them, they were the first to go down into the crater. As for Xiang Shaoyun, he stabilized himself and stopped falling. However, his inner organs were still aching, as he had sustained internal injuries from the flame beast king's attack.

"Looks like I had worked hard for nothing." Xiang Shaoyun smiled helplessly.

If he hadn't broken through not long ago, he wouldn't have faced the flame beast king head on. He rejoiced that he was wearing king-grade armor. Otherwise, he would have suffered an even worse fate. He did not feel discouraged. After dissolving some healing herbs in his astral cosmos sea to heal himself, he started climbing toward the volcanic crater again.

When Xiang Shaoyun arrived at the summit again, Huo Linfei, Qian Chen, Fan Ren, and the others were still fighting. He knew that there was still one demonic core up for grabs. He would have to rely on himself to get it.

Currently, the holder of the demonic core was Fan Ren. He alone suffered the combined assault of Huo Linfei and Qian Chen, yet he still remained standing and was not defeated immediately. It was obvious how valiant his combat prowess was.

He had an extremely powerful defensive technique that formed a shiny shield around him, which was how he had been able to stop the combined assault of Huo Linfei and Qian Chen. At the same time, he swept his massive sword around madly, forcing the two to retreat instead.

"I don't care who you are. Hand over the demonic core or die!" Huo Linfei said as his figure blurred. He swung his blazing saber, sending a saber attack from a tricky angle and demolished Fan Ren's attack. He followed up with even more attacks that placed Fan Ren in a terrible predicament.

Qian Chen was no pushover either. He stabbed his sword forward repeatedly, sending numerous sharp sword energies that rained down on Fan Ren's shield, creating numerous sparks. No matter how powerful Fan Ren's defense was, facing two opponents as powerful as himself, he had no way of breaking free and entering the crater.

Right this moment, Fan Ren caught a glimpse of Xiang Shaoyun who was not far away from them. A crafty smile formed on his dark face as he shouted to Xiang Shaoyun, "Catch the demonic core!" Then, a red item was seen flying toward Xiang Shaoyun.

Xiang Shaoyun blanked out slightly before he quickly caught the red item. That successfully shifted Huo Linfie and Qian Chen's attention away from Fan Ren.

"Bastard! I'll deal with you later!" Huo Linfei cursed before dashing toward Xiang Shaoyun.

Qian Chen did not hold back either. He also rushed at Xiang Shaoyun while roaring, "Kid, hand over the demonic core, and I will spare your life."

Xiang Shaoyun had an unsightly expression as he found that what he had in hand was merely a piece of flint. He quickly retreated while explaining, "This is not the demonic core!"

As he said that, he tossed the flint away, trying to pull himself out of trouble. Huo Linfei and Qian Chen immediately realized that they had been tricked. Alas, Fan Ren was already nowhere to be found. Obviously, he had entered the crater.

"Damn it! We were tricked! Go!" Huo Linfie shouted to Qian Chen, his face falling as he gave chase.

Qian Chen hesitated slightly before he rushed down the crater as well. As for Xiang Shaoyun, he heaved a sigh of relief as he grumbled, "Damn it, I nearly got myself screwed because of that fellow."

Xiang Shaoyun did not stop, and he quickly rushed down the crater with no hesitation. The crater's wall was extremely steep. The moment they entered, they would start sliding down the hot wall and suffer the extreme heat.

Xiang Shaoyun was sliding down with his bottom on the wall. The moment his bottom touched the hot wall, he started shouting in pain as the heat burned away his pants. He felt incredibly embarrassed, but fortunately, nobody was paying attention to him. In such a situation, nobody could be bothered to pay any attention to something that insignificant.

Even Xiang Shaoyun himself couldn't be bothered. He immediately stabbed his saber into the wall to control the speed of his fall. He would definitely not want to fall straight to the bottom like this.

After all, if he fell all the way down, he would fall straight into a large amount of lava. The terrifying temperature of lava was enough to turn them all into crisp. The coldstar stone was still growing weaker. It was going to stop working at any moment.

Realizing that, Xiang Shaoyun quickly dissolved the icesnow fruit in his astral cosmos sea. Otherwise, it would be very hard for him to resist the extreme heat. Right after he dissolved the icesnow fruit, a frost aura coursed through his body, making him feel much better.

"The icesnow fruit has yet to reach the king grade. It won't be able to last long. I need to get the demonic core before the effect ends," Xiang Shaoyun decided.

At this time, his Nether Soul Domain showcased its prowess again as the scene of what was going on below him unfolded in his mind. Down below were a large number of flame beasts. They were all residing in the lava and spitting terrifying tongues of flame. They were all tightly clustered around a clump of pulsing flame, not allowing anyone to approach.

As for Chen Zilong, Li Yaxuan, Fan Ren, Huo Linfei, and Qian Ren, none of them dared to move rashly. There were a few others who had arrived much earlier. All of them were hanging on the wall, staring at the clump of flame at the middle of the beasts. Their gazes were burning.

Everyone knew that they were looking at the millennium earthcore fire.

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