Book 2, Chapter 151 - Shocking Change

Spirit beasts cultivated similarly to humans. Although their flesh was strong and they had their own unique methods, their talent was the problem. In general, their cultivation was very slow. They were stronger than humans at the same cultivation level, but their cultivation speed was much slower.

In general, spirit beasts would gain intelligence at the Spirit Transformation Realm. At the Foundation Realm, they would be able to form simple thoughts. At the Spirit Core Realm, they would form their inner cores. At the Nascent Soul Realm, they would be able to take human form.

The Blue Thunder Rage Lion was going to use the spirit force inside the Absolute Slaughter Spirit Vein to condense its inner core!

No wonder the Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s behavior was so strange and had led the two of them here. Its purpose was to use this power to kill the two people who had injured it. This Blue Thunder Rage Lion was, in fact, very cunning.

The reason it looked crazy was because it was affected by the slaughter aura it had absorbed from the spirit vein. Those villages must have been destroyed after it began absorbing the slaughter aura.

“Stop it!” Bai Qingqing’s tone was anxious and her calm expression had disappeared.

This was the first time Zhao Jiuge had seen Bai Qingqing this anxious. Even back at Yellow Flower Ridge, she was not this nervous.

One cultivation realm higher was not as simple as one plus one. Although Bai Qingqing was confident that both of them could safely retreat if she was willing to pay a small price, she couldn’t guarantee there wouldn’t be any accidents after the Blue Thunder Rage Lion reached the Spirit Core Realm.

Zhao Jiuge’s expression also became ugly. Although he understood the reason, he was still affected by the emotional tone of Bai Qingqing’s words. His heartbeat accelerated.

The two of them didn’t have time to think too much; they were going to use whatever method was the fastest.

The swords in their hands hummed and shined brightly.

The two of them sent out a total of three rays of sword energy toward the Blue Thunder Rage Lion that was condensing its inner core.

The spirit force around the Blue Thunder Rage Lion was like water and the grey mist rippled across the surface.

Although they had reacted, it was far too late. Since the Blue Thunder Rage Lion had chosen this location and time, then it must have been confident.

A ball of blue light with white edges became brighter and brighter next to the Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s body.

It opened its bloody mouth and a small light slowly floated out of it. The ball of light was only the size of a thumb, and it was all blue with a layer of white light around it. After it appeared, it shined brighter and brighter as more light gathered around it.

When the three rays of silver sword energy arrived before the Blue Thunder Rage Lion, it didn’t do anything at all. The blue and white light next to the lion shined and the three rays of sword energy looked like they disappeared into the surface of a lake.

The bright light slowly withdrew, revealing its true form. It had a blue body and white edges—it was a glowing inner core.

Seeing this, Zhao Jiuge was greatly shocked and then a complicated feeling arose in his heart.

The memory of what happened at the cold pool when he first stepped onto the path of cultivation was engraved in his mind. And it wasn’t only because he had met that cold and noble woman that night.

It was more because of the scene of the flood dragon spitting out its inner core to fight its enemy. Back then, Zhao Jiuge was only at the Blood Movement Realm, so the pressure from it made it so he could barely breathe.

Everything back then felt like a dream, but he was no longer as weak as he was back then. Even facing the Blue Thunder Rage Lion that was about to break through to the Spirit Core Realm, he still had the courage to fight.

He was at least moving forward on this path. So what if his talent wasn’t outstanding? So what if his background was ordinary? As long as he persisted down this path, there was nothing to fear. He would reach the end of this path one step at a time.

Thinking about this, Zhao Jiuge suddenly smiled. He didn’t look like he was facing a powerful enemy.

“You’re still in the mood to smile? What kind of situation is this? Do you not know the danger?!” When Bai Qingqing saw the silly smile on Zhao Jiuge’s face, she scolded him. She had calmed down from her initial panic.

“Just thinking about the past.” Zhao Jiuge had a bright smile on his face; he felt inexplicably happy.

Bai Qingqing glanced at him and playfully said, “Who are you thinking about? Tell me about it.”

Zhao Jiuge laughed but didn’t respond to Bai Qingqing’s question.

This suddenly made Bai Qingqing very interested. “Let me guess, could this person be one of the three things you mentioned before entering the cave?”

Zhao Jiuge’s expression was a little embarrassed, but he continued to remain silent.

This made Bai Qingqing burst out in laughter. “Come, come, come, let Big Sister hear it. Which family’s lady did you secretly fall in love with? This person must be a woman, right?”

Seeing Zhao Jiuge’s shy expression, Bai Qingqing found it even more funny.

The Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s roar interrupted their conversation.

The Blue Thunder Rage Lion had broken through to the Spirit Core Realm and could not contain its anger anymore after seeing them completely ignoring it. It looked at the two human cultivators it was going to devour and let out another roar.

A powerful spirit force pressure spread out. This time, it was no longer late stage Foundation Realm pressure, but early stage Spirit Core Realm pressure!

Zhao Jiuge felt that powerful aura once more. Last time, he experienced it from the flood dragon. However, he was much stronger than last time.

When the Blue Thunder Rage Lion’s spirit force pressure spread out, Zhao Jiuge felt the spirit force inside his body become a bit sluggish.

Bai Qingqing didn’t suffer much, but Zhao Jiuge’s aura was obviously declining.

“Quickly, make your move. It has just broken through and its cultivation is not stable. If you can’t hold out, then listen to my command and we should be able to retreat. But before that, we should try defeating it. Riches can only be obtained through danger, and this inner core is good stuff.”

Bai Qingqing’s words contained a hint of excitement. After all, the inner core was good material, and wasn’t the block of wood trying to refine an armor treasure? The Blue Thunder Rage Lion had just broken through, so they could still give it a try. After all, their strength was not ordinary.

“Okay!” Zhao Jiuge nodded in excitement. Back then, the mountain youth was looked down upon like an ant by that cold woman. But today, he would be fighting against something equally as powerful.

Their eyes were filled with battle intent, but the Blue Thunder Rage Lion was not afraid of the auras they were exuding.

At this moment, the angry Blue Thunder Rage Lion finally erupted, and its roar was deafening.

The blue thunder surged around its body and a terrifying spirit force built up inside it.

It seemed to be preparing some kind of attack.

Zhao Jiuge and Bai Qingqing had calmed down from the initial panic of the Blue Thunder Rage Lion condensing its inner core.

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