Xiang Shaoyun, Du Xuanhao, and Jin Wo arrived at the location where lightning congregated, the territory of the lightning condors located between the outer and inner fringes of the Hundred Beast Mountain Range.
When they arrived, they were welcomed by the sight of over 100 lightning condors gliding about in the sky, their cries reverberating throughout the air. The moment they saw Xiang Shaoyun's group, they attacked.
But when Jin Wo released his boundless demonic aura, the lightning condors were all suppressed and started falling from the air. Below them, a loud cry rang out from an ancient tree, and a lightning condor that was far larger than the other condors flew up.
It was none other than the lightning condor king. Unfortunately, this lightning condor king was still too weak before Jin Wo. Before he even got far, he started dropping from the sky due to Jin Wo's suppression as well.
"L-lord Demon Emperor!" the lightning condor king cried out in alarm when he saw Jin Wo's true form and sensed the terrifying pressure.
"Alright Jin Wo, you can withdraw your demonic aura now. I'm old friends with the lightning condor king," said Xiang Shaoyun. At his command, Jin Wo obediently withdrew his demonic aura, returning the lightning condors their freedom.
Xiang Shaoyun hopped off Jin Wo's body and asked, "Do you still remember me, lightning condor king?"
He still remembered that this was the place where he first awakened his lightning bone. At that time, the lightning condor king was a brand new Demon King who had almost been captured by Young Lightning King.
"You...you're the human from two years ago?" said the lightning condor king in astonishment. He had evidently not expected to see Xiang Shaoyun here again with a Demon Emperor by his side.
"I'm glad to hear you still remember me. I need to borrow this place as I am in need of the power of natural lightning," said Xiang Shaoyun.
He still remembered back then when the lightning condor king wanted to become his follower but was rejected. After all, this lightning condor king did not really have a lot of potential and would not be of much help to him. The lightning condor king did not have any reason to refuse. He brought Xiang Shaoyun's group straight to the main peak where he resided.
It was a place frequently struck by lightning. Because of that, there was a thick concentration of lightning energy in the air. There were also some lightning-elemental plants growing in the area, but they weren't high-grade plants, so they were pretty much useless for Xiang Shaoyun.
"We had a storm just two days ago, so I guess the next storm will only come in about half a month from now," said lightning condor king, behaving very carefully around them.
"Don't worry. I can just lure the lightning bolts down if they are not coming," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Luring them?" The lightning condor king was astonished.
By the side, Devouring Ghost asked in surprise, "Young master, you have already reached the level where you can draw lightning into your body?"
"Yes, I think so," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Haha, if you have reached this level, then my worries have been for nothing. You should have tasted lightning long ago. Breaking through into the Skysoar Realm won't be a problem for you then," said Devouring Ghost. "If you are able to lure some mutated lightning bolts down, it will be even better for your lightning bone."
"Mutated lightning bolt?" Xiang Shaoyun frowned.
Devouring Ghost was right. Luring some mutated lightning bolts would be even better. However, mutated lightning bolts were extremely rare and hard to come by. Furthermore, they were extremely powerful, and it would be extremely hard to survive one.
"You're looking for mutated lightning bolts?" asked the lightning condor king.
"You know where I can find them?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Yes, but they might be somewhat troublesome to get," said lightning condor king.
"Troubles are meant to be solved. Just tell us," said Jin Wo impatiently.
"Yes, yes, it's at a place not far away, in the territory of a silver-winged lightning wolf king. Silver lightning bolts can be frequently seen there. I believe those are considered mutated lightning bolts as well," said lightning condor king.
"Silver lightning bolts? That is probably a type of silver lightning that is nothing special compared to the other mutated lightning bolts. But it is still much more powerful than regular lightning bolts. It suits you perfectly, young master. You can use it to upgrade your lightning bone," said Devouring Ghost joyfully.
"Good, I'll use this silver lightning for my breakthrough then," said Xiang Shaoyun with no hesitation. "Lightning condor king, please lead the way."
The lightning condor king hesitated for a bit and, after stealing a glance at Jin Wo, agreed. "I...ok..." With a Demon Emperor present, even the silver-winged lightning wolf king would have to step aside. And thus, under the lightning condor king's lead, they flew toward a certain location. Along the way, numerous other demonic beasts appeared. But in fear they all went back to their lairs the moment they sensed Jin Wo's terrifying demonic aura.
When a Demon Emperor traversed the lands, all Demon Kings had to step aside.
Soon, they arrived at a certain mountain ridge. Numerous silvergarb trees were growing, and from a distance, a vast expanse of silvery white could be seen. But if one studied these trees in detail, one would find that on top of each tree were numerous strands of silver energy. It was a rather mystical sight. The moment they approached, wolf howls rang in the air.
These were the howls of the silver-winged lightning wolves residing here. The silver-winged lightning wolf was a species of demonic beast with extreme offensive power and had incredible unity as well. Regular demonic beasts would never dare to easily enter their territory, as the silver-winged lightning wolves would almost always fight in a group whenever an outsider attacked them.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun's group arrived, more than 10 silver-winged lightning wolves charged them. Each of them had sharp fangs, a sturdy body, a snowy and glossy coat of fur, and a pair of wings on their back. They quickly surrounded Xiang Shaoyun's group. Jin Wo spat his serpentine tongue out and released his majestic demonic aura, suppressing the wolves and forcing them to step down.
"You dare act impudently in the presence of this emperor?" Jin Wo roared.
Among the silver-winged lightning wolves was a wolf king who had reached the late-stage Demon King realm. With great difficulty, the king spoke timidly. "Lord Demon Emperor, we...we don't mean to offend you. We will retreat immediately."
"You can stay. As for the others, disperse. Or I will eat them all," said Jin Wo overbearingly.
The wolf king did not dare to resist and quickly ordered the other wolves to leave.
"How may I help you, Lord Demon Emperor?" asked the wolf king deferentially.
"His highness will tell you that," said Jin Wo.
Finally, Xiang Shaoyun spoke. "I heard there are silver lightning bolts here?"
The wolf king looked at Xiang Shaoyun, and a slight trace of hostility appeared in his eyes when he sensed that Xiang Shaoyun was a human. However, he quickly withdrew the hostility when he looked at Jin Wo again and answered, "Yes."Previous Chapter Next Chapter