Sovereign to Immortality - Chapter 23
Sovereign to Immortality Chapter 23
“Chasing after that Treading Ground Bear?”
Su Baozhang was so surprised that he almost screamed out loud, “How could we possibly be its opponents? Brother Jun Shan, we can’t give up our lives just for a high-grade immortal spirit!”
Su Baozhang followed behind Yang Junshan, heading to the direction that the bear had gone, and hidden behind the hill. However, he was still trying to persuade it.
Yang Junshan laughed in a low voice, “Brother Bao Zhang, don’t worry. Do you think I look like someone who overestimate myself?”
Without waiting for Su Baozhang’s reply, Yang Junshan continued, “I think we’ll arrive in time to clean up the mess!”
Looking at Su Baozhang’s puzzled expression, Yang Junshan urged, “A few people crushed the protective magic talismans earlier, and I believe that the disciples of the Heaven Shaking Sect will soon arrive. Let’s go quickly, don’t let them find us, you will understand when we get there!”
Not long after Yang Junshan and Su Baozhang left, a beam of light descended from the sky. Xiong Manshan’s muscular body appeared above the heads of the youths who were dismembering the purple boars.
Zhang Yueming and the others quickly went up to pay their respects, and Xiong Manshan gave a “hmm” and looked at the Purple Veined Boar which had been cut into pieces by the group of youths. He nodded in satisfaction and said, “Not bad, the Purple Veined Boar has been killed by you. You must have got the purple cloud skin.”
Zhang Yueming replied respectfully, “It’s all because the sect thinks highly of me. I can only do this because of the protection of the seniors!”
When Xiong Manshan heard these words, his satisfaction with Zhang Yueming increased, not to mention that this person was highly regarded by the sect. In the future, his cultivation level would rise rapidly, and he might even have a chance to use it. Thus, he tried his best to put on a gentle expression, “Since the sect’s test has been passed, you and those little fellows who crushed the protective charm will be able to leave this hunt.”
Before this, they had been following Zhang Yueming and hunting berserk beasts, but they had yet to obtain a immortal spirit. When they thought about how it would take them three years to retreat, they couldn’t help but feel a little panicked. Unfortunately, these were the rules of the Heaven-Shaking Sect’s Immortal Spirit Arena for thousands of years, so they couldn’t just casually break it.
Zhang Yueming’s expression changed, and he quickly asked, “Senior, could you please wait for a moment?”
If this was an ordinary person, Xiong Manshan would have already slapped him. However, he wanted to express his good will towards the future star of the sect, so he didn’t mind agreeing to some additional requests.
Zhang Yueming quickly walked over to the purple veined boar, which had its bones peeled off, then cut off a few pieces of its fat and handed it to the three youths. He said, “You helped me capture the immortal spirits, but waste your time. I am ashamed, these bones and flesh are the most useful essences of the fierce beast except from immortal spirits, please take away as my gift for my gratitude .”
Zhang Yueming paused for a moment, and his expression became more and more sincere, “Rest assured, although I have already obtained a celestial spirit, I will not retreat from the ring. I will help you find a celestial spirit, and once I have more, I will bring them out of the ring and give them to you!”
If it was said that the three youths lost their hunting opportunity to assist Zhang Yueming, then after hearing Zhang Yueming’s words, there was only gratitude left. As for the youths behind him, their faces revealed expressions of admiration.
Seeing Zhang Yueming’s actions, Xiong Manshan was more and more certain that he would become big person in the future. His gaze towards Zhang Yueming became more and more friendly, and hearing that Zhang Yueming would continue to hunt for immortal spirits, he casually asked, “Since you want to stay, do you have a target to track down?”
Zhang Yue replied respectfully, “That’s right, we have met a mountain seated tiger earlier when they were chasing after the purple veined roar …”
“What, you’ve met that beast?”
Xiong Manshan’s expression changed drastically, but he quickly realized something. He immediately restrained his anger and said with a trace of sudden understanding, “So the three of them crushed the protective charm not because of the Violet Tattooed Boar, but because of that Mountain Seated Tiger?”
Zhang Yueming didn’t know why Xiong Manshan had such an expression, but he still respectfully replied, “Yes!”
Xiong Manshan furrowed his eyebrows. He seemed to have some misgivings on his face as he said, “What is good to chase that big cat? Not only is it dangerous for you guys, it might even be not possible for you guys to obtain an immortal spirit.”
The mountain guarding cultivators were all high level Martial Cultivators from the Heaven-Shaking Sect. They might not know everything about the distribution of the immortal spirits in the ring, but they were very familiar with them. But they were very familiar with Purple Veined Boar, Treading Ground Bear, and Mountain Seated Tiger.
Even though Xiong Manshan was restricted by the rules of the Heaven-Shaking Sect and was unable to tell the information to the hunting young man who had entered the ring, the previous hint was already very clear. As an inner disciple of the Heaven-Shaking Sect, if there was a immortal spirits even better than the purple cloud skin in the enclosure, why wouldn’t they keep for Zhang Yueming?
There was only one reason, and that was that neither the Treading Ground Bear nor the Mountain Seated Tiger had immortal spirits in their bodies!
But he only hesitated for a moment before saying, “Junior knows that senior has good intentions, even if this beast doesn’t have any immortal spirit in it, its flesh, skin, and bones are great supplements to us, not to mention that this beast has already been injured by junior’s Fire Bird Talisman. If we don’t kill it completely, we can use it to attack.” “Wouldn’t that be a waste of my Fire Bird talisman and the hard work of your companions!”
He smacked his lips and said: “Since that, you just have to act on your own and I will not say anything else. I think that the things in your hands should be able to deal with that beast. You three little fellows, come here, you do not have the qualification to stay here anymore.”
Yang Junshan and Su Baozhang were following the footsteps of the bear. Su Baozhang’s brows were knitted, and after a short while, he finally couldn’t help asking Yang Junshan, “Brother Jun Shan, you said that a powerful berserk beast like the mountain seated tiger and the bear can be considered as one of the most powerful ones in the Hundred Bird Mountain Enclosure,right?” The disciples of the Heaven-Shaking Sect should have already noticed this, but the Immortal Spirit Hunting has already passed two rounds. These two ominous beasts are still alive and well, this is not normal ah. Could they be that lucky as that of a Mountain Collision Bull? “
Yang Junshan did not turn his head around, and said: “It’s not that these two beasts were lucky, but the disciples of the Heaven-Shaking Sect did not think that these two beasts had immortal spirits in their bodies. I’m afraid that the cultivators of the first two rounds of the Immortal Hunting Stage also understood this, and naturally, they would not waste their energy on these two beasts.”
Su Baozhang paused and asked, “No immortal spirit?” “That shouldn’t be it. I saw it clearly then. If that Mountain Seated Tiger didn’t have the Celestial Tiger Bone to support it, how could it still escape out of the flames after being severely injured by the Fire Bird Talisman?”
Yang Junshan laughed, “The problem is that you and I were the only ones who witnessed the scene of the mountain seated tiger in the fire, but Zhang Yueming and the others didn’t know about it.”
Su Baozhang was puzzled and said, “How can it hide it from the Treading Ground Bear’s Warrior Realm Cultivators?”
Yang Junshan smiled with an unfathomable expression: “Brother Baozhang, didn’t you just say that the giant bear seemed to have a mind of its own? Perhaps this mountain seated tiger is the same, and maybe these beasts with a spirit of their own are born with the ability to cover up the immortal spirits in their bodies.”
The two of them climbed over the ridge and heard a low growl from afar. Looking over, they saw a large empty space in the forest under the cove on the other side of the ridge. The surrounding trees and grass were all lying on the ground in a mess, and two huge vicious beasts were engaged in an intense battle of life and death; it was the two vicious beasts, the mountain seated tiger and the trading ground bear.
However, the two fierce beasts seldom let out roars towards each other. Even though they appeared abnormally low and deep, if the two of them had not climbed over the ridge, they would not have been able to hear it.
The body of the tiger was dyed red, its left hind leg was completely fractured, and it had only barely managed to support the injury with its three legs; its entire body was black and red, several wounds were bleeding from its chest and abdomen while a wound ran from its forehead to its jaw. Blood was flowing from one of its eyes, and its eyeballs were long gone.
Su Baozhang was dumbstruck as he watched the two vicious beasts fighting. He muttered to himself, “How did we meet here? Isn’t that Mountain seated tiger heading westward?”
Yang Junshan seemed to have expected this, and said in a deep voice, “Obviously, the route that Mountain seated tiger took to break out of Zhang Yueming’s encirclement was deliberately misleading, and this big cat actually wanted to leave in the same direction as the mountain valley below, but unexpectedly, it was ambushed by the trading ground bear, it has already reached the end of the crossbow, and could die under the giant bear’s claws at any moment.”
Su Baozhang was puzzled, “Ambush?” “Are you saying that this Treading Ground Bear is here on purpose? How could he know that a mountain seated tiger would come here?”
Yang Junshan smiled and asked back, “This bear knows how to listen to music, so why can’t he know how to ride a mountain seated tiger?”
Su Baozhang opened his mouth, but didn’t know how to explain himself. He shook his head with an expression of disbelief, and straightforwardly asked, “Then, what should we do now?”
Yang Junshan laughed: “Of course, A mantis catches a cicada, a oriole behinds. but this time we are the oriole!”
Just as Yang Junshan finished speaking, Su Baozhang’s gaze suddenly changed. Yang Junshan was stunned, and when he looked towards the direction of Su Baozhang’s gaze, he saw that Zhang Yueming and a few other teenagers were following the trail left behind by the mountain seated tiger. Although the direction they were following was completely different, Yang Junshan was still concerned about the colorful butterflies dancing above Zhang Yueming’s head.
Butterfly talisman! Zhang Yueming actually had a talisman like this in his hand!
With this talisman as a guide, even if Zhang Yueming and the others chased in the wrong direction, as long as that mountain seated tiger passed by, this talisman butterfly would eventually follow them, at most it would only waste some time.
“Take time!” Yang Junshan held the bow on his back.