Huo Yuhao could clearly sense that the most important part of the staves were the gems at the top. The gems were empty, but there seemed to be extremely intricate formation arrays within them. It was just that the strong undulations of soul power released by the formation arrays prevented Huo Yuhao’s Spiritual Detection from looking into them. However, he could still subtly sense that they were similar to Electrolux’s staff.
The three elders were very quick, but they weren’t too far in front of the rest. When the gap grew, they would stop to wait, and weren’t exactly impatient.
Cai Mei’er reduced her speed as she led the team. When Zhang Lexuan started to move, she signaled ‘four’ with her hand. Her instructions were clear – everyone was supposed to maintain their speed at a four-ringed cultivation level.
Their speed was still quite fast even at this level. The three elders had mentioned that it wasn’t very far, but they still took two hours before reaching their destination.
The three of them stopped, and Zhong Litian turned back to look at the Shrek group. He gestured for everyone to maintain their silence.
The three brothers were cautious at this point. They were even slightly tense.
Cai Mei’er came up beside the three of them and asked softly, “Elders, can you tell us what we’re supposed to do?”
Zhong Litian said softly, “There’s a cave not far from here. There’s a living soul beast inside the cave. We’ll try to draw it out later. What you have to do is to attack it and kill it.”
“Just like that?” Cai Mei’er was a little doubtful as she asked. The three of them lack offensive strength? It can’t be this simple.
Zhong Litian was certain as he said, “Just like that. That fellow is very cunning. We’re not scared of it, and you don’t have to unleash an all-out attack against it intentionally. Just don’t let it run away. It’s very fast, and can be considered an agility-type soul beast. Form a semicircle first. Liren, go and draw it out.”
Zhong Liren acknowledged his words. He tapped his staff on the ground and passed through the shrubs in front of them.
Huo Yuhao changed his Spiritual Detection to make it all-around. He also shared it with Cai Mei’er and Zhang Lexuan at the same time.
Zhong Liren was very quick. After advancing forward for around a kilometer, he started to slow down. His actions also became much more cautious.
After passing a few trees, he finally stopped. He looked at an ancient tree not far in front of him and slowly lifted his staff.
The greyish scales engulfed his body once again. A thick greyish radiance also lit up the gem on his staff, which glowed with a projection.
It seemed to be a soul beast that looked like a rat, but it was made completely from red light. This projection flew towards the ancient tree quickly and started to dig into the ground several meters away from the tree. It dug all the way to the cave.
Huo Yuhao, Cai Mei’er, and Zhang Lexuan became nervous as they reached this point. Even Cai Mei’er’s self-confidence wavered slightly.
Evil soul masters!
Zhong Liren’s ability could only come from an evil soul master. It wasn’t just red, but the color of blood. Huo Yuhao projected the aura of desolation exuded by the rat-like soul beast using his Spiritual Detection in their minds. The thick, bloody sense and quivering spirit were characteristics special to evil soul masters. Huo Yuhao finally understood what the Class 8 walking staffs were for. They were used to seal the spirits of soul beasts! Zhong Liren was summoning a soul beast’s spirit to achieve his goal.
The blood-red light flashed before disappearing, and the earth started to shake.
A furious roar sounded from the cave in front of the ancient tree. A head popped out from the cave.
Huo Yuhao was shocked when he saw this head. It was a soul beast that he recognized. It had dark golden fur and ferocious-looking eyes. There was also its terrifying aura. It was undoubtedly an extremely strong Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear! From the size of its head, Huo Yuhao could tell that it was much stronger than the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear he had met earlier.
Is this a ten thousand year Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear?
A Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear with a ten thousand year cultivation could challenge an ordinary hundred thousand year soul beast. If this was a ten thousand year Terrorclaw Bear, it was as dangerous as a Titled Douluo.
The three elders wanted to deal with a ten thousand year Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear. No wonder they couldn’t kill it on their own.
After provoking the bear, Zhong Liren retreated swiftly. As he retreated, a frightening light projection flashed before disappearing.
The Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear reached out its right arm from the cave. The terrifying dark golden light from it covered more than fifty meters and a hundred-and-fifty-degree region in front of it.
Wherever the dark golden light passed, all the plants were instantly torn apart. Its sharp and vicious aura even left five streaks of pitch-black marks in the air – the air had been clawed apart by it.
It was simply too strong.
This was the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear! A transcendent soul beast that was equally powerful in offense and defense. If Zhong Liren hadn’t retreated quickly, he might not have survived the bear’s attack.
A surprising scene occurred. The bear didn’t rush out of its cave, and only let out a deafening and furious roar.
Following this, Zhong Liren let out a piercing scream.
After hearing his piercing scream, Zhong Litian and Zhong Lidi were both delighted. Zhong Lidi couldn’t help but say, “I want…”
Zhong Litian glared at him and interrupted his words. After that, he turned to Cai Mei’er and said, “Let’s go, my third brother has discovered the soul beast. Let’s go and trap it. Just attack it as much as you want.”
Cai Mei’er was also conflicted at this point. They had met evil soul masters who were all Soul Douluo. She wasn’t thinking of how to kill the three of them, but how to retreat with all the inner courtyard students.
Even though these three evil soul masters only had eight rings, they were each capable of fighting a Titled Douluo. While these inner courtyard students were outstanding, the powers of evil soul masters weren’t just evil. They were also very difficult to defend against. Since Cai Mei’er didn’t know what their abilities were, she didn’t want to take any risks.
“Okay.” Cai Mei’er didn’t want to fall out with them at this point, and led the rest as they followed behind. With Huo Yuhao’s Spiritual Detection as a guide, they knew what to do. A ten thousand year Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear! Its soul ring was a treasure that couldn’t be forgone. Li Yongyue hadn’t added a soul ring, and its soul ring was undoubtedly suitable for him. However, they had to resolve this crisis first.
Zhong Litian and Zhong Lidi didn’t monitor them too much. They only gestured for them to move to the front faster.
Very soon, everyone converged with Zhong Liren. Zhong Liren nodded at his two elder brothers, as if he were telling them something. Zhong Litian and Zhong Lidi also exchanged glances.
Zhong Litian turned to Cai Mei’er and said, “That soul beast is very sly. We’ll do it this way later. I’ll attack from the front and coordinate with all of you to stop it. My two brothers will ambush it from the back. Once it bursts over, we’ll team up to block it. Do you understand?”
Cai Mei’er nodded and asked, “What kind of soul beast is it?”
Zhong Litian glanced at her and said coldly, “You’ll know when it comes over. Relax, I’ll be fighting with you. Your disciples can get ready.”
Cai Mei’er said, “Alright, I’ll devise a strategy.” Just as she spoke, the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear roared furiously again. No, it was actually screaming in pain.
Cai Mei’er was slightly stunned. In the next moment, she sensed the good news that Huo Yuhao’s Spiritual Detection brought.
The previous changes eventually still kindled Huo Yuhao’s suspicions. It was understandable for three Soul Douluo to be nervous against a Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear, but why did they need so many people to help them? Capturing the attention of this Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear wasn’t going to help them in hunting and killing it! With their abilities, they could easily kill the bear. Why did they have to drag them along?
What was the reason? Huo Yuhao discovered the reason when he heard the bear screaming in pain.
At this point, Zhong Lidi and Zhong Liren had just left, but they didn’t attack the bear. When it screamed, the two of them stepped back deliberately.
What about the Darkgolden Terrorclaw Bear? Its head and arm were still outside, but it didn’t leave the cave as it screamed.
Huo Yuhao started to explore further into the cave using his Spiritual Detection even at the expense of depleting more soul power. There must be something in the cave that the bear couldn’t give up.
He saw it very soon. The cave wasn’t very big, and it was also not level. Evidently, the bear had dug it out with its own claws. Inside the cave, there was a huge amount of black blood. The bear’s legs were actually trembling slightly.
Within this pool of dark blood, there were two smaller fellows that were less than a meter long, gnawing on their fur. Their eyes weren’t even open yet.Previous Chapter Next Chapter