Chapter 438: Patience

Nie Tian had no idea what Dong Li was up to.

“It’s gonna be awhile before the Flame Dragon Armor finishes, right? Since we don’t have anything to do during this time, we might as well have some fun with them.” With these words, Dong Li walked out of the cave.

Nie Tian followed along.

As soon as he stepped out of the cave, he saw Lu Shen swiftly flashing about along a stone path and rapidly approaching where they were.

His nine Heaven Eyes were currently floating in the vicinity, covering the areas around the volcano.

He had perceived Lu Shen’s cultivation base the moment he showed up: the late Greater Heaven stage.

Even though he hadn’t engaged in any battles with others yet after entering the Greater Heaven stage, he was convinced that his battle prowess had gone through a drastic improvement.

He had dared to fight Greater Heaven stage Qi warriors when he had been at the Heaven stage, and even gained the upper-hand in most occasions.

Now that he had entered the Greater Heaven stage, he didn’t feel the slightest fear facing a man like Lu Shen.

He was also aware that the battle prowess of Dong Li, who was also at the early Greater Heaven stage and possessed the spirit of a black phoenix, was probably also higher than Lu Shen’s.

As for Lu Shen’s friend, who was still at the foot of the mountain, he was just an equipment forger at the middle Greater Heaven stage.

Considering Dong Li’s and his true strength and battle prowess, they were probably able to defeat Lu Shen and the other man in a battle.

WHOOSH! WHOOSH!

Lu Shen arrived in front of them, at the mouth of the cave. With a grin, he said, “Thank you for creating this cave for us. I believe it will suit Master Jiang’s equipment forging needs. Now, you can get lost.”

Lu Shen, from the Realm of Earth Sieve, had come here to hire a seasoned equipment forger to customize a spiritual tool for him, now that many equipment forgers were here to take part in the Tool Sect’s assessment assembly.

Jiang Bo was the equipment forger he had hired from Desolate City.

As a Premium grade equipment forger, Jiang Bo hadn’t come to the Realm of Unbounded Desolation to participate in the assessment assembly.

Rather, he had come with a friend who, just like Li Ye, was hoping to be assessed as a Premium grade equipment forger this time.

Lu Shen and Jiang Bo had reached an agreement, according to which Lu Shen would gather the necessary materials and pay Jiang Bo fifty thousand spirit stones as an equipment forging fee.

In fact, flames from the earth’s core weren’t necessary when forging Premium grade spiritual tools. It was because Lu Shen wanted to raise the success rate that he had demanded Jiang Bo come this far with him in search of a unoccupied volcano. After all, he didn’t want the precious spiritual materials he had gone to great lengths to gather to go to waste.

Since the Tool Sect’s assessment assembly was around the corner, many of the volcanoes in the Realm of Unbounded Desolation had already been occupied by foreign equipment forgers.

The two of them had taken a long journey to this remote and desolate area, and rapidly set their minds on the very volcano where the Flame Dragon Armor was absorbing flame power from the earth’s core.

After a brief scan from the foot of the mountain, Lu Shen, who was at the late Greater Heaven stage, discovered that Dong Li and Nie Tian were only at the early Greater Heaven stage. Therefore, he didn’t intend to let go of this volcano and go find another one.

A shocked and scared expression appeared on Dong Li’s face. Nodding, she dragged Nie Tian away by the arm and said, “Oh, so a master needs this volcano for equipment forging. It’s all good. We’re leaving.”

A puzzled expression spread across Nie Tian’s face.

Lu Shen laughed. “Mmm... smart choice.” 

His gaze spent only a second on Dong Li’s disguised face before roaming down to her ample chest.

Then, his gaze roamed Dong Li’s whole body, her full chest, thin waist, and slender legs. Eyes glittering with pure lust, he thought to himself, “This woman has ordinary looks, but her body is such a gift from god...”

Nie Tian frowned slightly.

Watching Lu Shen’s impudent gaze roam all over Dong Li’s body, he felt very uncomfortable.

However, before he could do something about it, Dong Li dragged him away, saying, “We’re leaving right now.”

With these words, Dong Li pulled Nie Tian down the mountain.

Watching her leave from behind, Lu Shen’s heated gaze fixated on Dong Li’s perfectly curvy buttocks, which jiggled as she leaped down towards the foot of the mountain.

“God damn!” He swallowed his saliva.

In order to let Jiang Bo forge a suitable spiritual tool for him, he forcibly suppressed his urges.

Moments later, Dong Li and Nie Tian arrived at the foot of the mountain.

As soon as the equipment forger named Jiang Bo caught sight of Dong Li, who had been driven down the mountain by Lu Shen, his eyes lit up. The look in his eyes became even more lusty and greedy than Lu Shen’s.

As a matter of fact, the reason why Jiang Bo had agreed to work for Lu Shen was that the two of them shared the same vulgar interest.

In order to bring Jiang Bo on board, Lu Shen had treated Jiang Bo to many brothels in Desolate City. Only after that had Jiang Bo finally agreed to work with him.

Dong Li only nodded briefly at Jiang Bo at the foot of the mountain before dragging Nie Tian away.

Not saying a word, Jiang Bo rushed up the mountain to the cave Dong Li and Nie Tian had created, where he said to Lu Shen, “I’ll bring out my best to forge this spiritual tool for you. But I’ll probably be rather exhausted afterwards, and need a little entertainment...”

He shot a glance at Dong Li, who was dragging Nie Tian away into the distance.

Lu Shen immediately understood what he meant. With a chuckle, he said, “Don’t worry, master. You just go ahead and start. I’ll have that woman ready for you when you’re finished.”

Jiang Bo nodded with a wicked smile. Saying no more, he went into the cave and started making preparations.

Standing by the mouth of the cave halfway up the mountain, Lu Shen squinted as he gazed off into the distance at Nie Tian and Dong Li, who were going farther and farther away.

The entire area around this volcano was desolate and uninhabited. Dong Li and Nie Tian had been the only people he had encountered in days. Therefore, it wouldn’t be hard for him to locate them in this area.

Furthermore, as they marched deeper into the barren land, they would find streams of burning lava taking up a larger proportion of the land. Even if they could still march forward, their speed would become incomparably slow.

Therefore, Lu Shen didn’t seem worried at all. He waited patiently as Jiang Bo made preparations. He planned to make his move after Jiang Bo completely devoted himself to the equipment forging process.

Meanwhile, Dong Li and Nie Tian left Lu Shen’s sight.

After coming to a stop by a stream of flowing lava, Dong Li turned around to gaze at the distant volcano. She gave a cold harrumph and said, “Morons who seek death!”

“We could have fought them and won, you know,” Nie Tian said.

Dong Li smiled at him and said, “Sure. Considering our actual strength and battle prowess, we can probably take them in a battle. But after all, they are at the middle and late Greater Heaven stage. If we had fought them head-on the moment we met, it wouldn’t have been an easy victory.

“However, if we wait a while, once that equipment forger starts his equipment forging process, he won’t want to stop midway.

“If he does, all his effort and the materials will go to waste.

“While he’s forging that spiritual tool, the other guy might come for us, or hole up somewhere and wait for us to return.

“Either way, the situation will be in our favor.”

With these words, Dong Li’s eyes became filled with ferocity, yet she said calmly, “Those morons wanted to drive us away and take that volcano for themselves when your Flame Dragon Armor was still in the belly of that volcano. So I decided not to let them live the moment that guy came up to the cave. If we spare their lives, they might see your Flame Dragon Armor when it finishes absorbing flame power and flies out of the mouth of the volcano.

“If they had chosen to leave after realizing we were there, I would have let them go.

“But it was their fault for bullying those with lower cultivation bases and forcibly taking the volcano where your Flame Dragon Armor was, so I have to silence them. They gave me no choice.”

Nie Tian was taken aback. “You decided to kill them the moment that guy went up the mountain?”

“That’s right.” Dong Li said, sounding as if it couldn’t be more natural.

Nie Tian thought to himself, “No wonder she named her group the Fang.” 


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