Sovereign to Immortality - Chapter 26
Sovereign to Immortality Chapter 26
Yang Junshan guessed why the treading ground bear was lying in ambush here, and he guessed that it might have descendants, but he always had a suspicion. Since the treading ground bear already knew where the mountain seated tiger’s nest was located, why didn’t he go directly to the mountain seated tiger’s nest to ambush it instead of staying in the cove?
However, when Yang Junshan passed through the dense forest, a rocky cliff appeared in front of him. He finally understood.
This rocky cliff was formed by different large and small uneven stone platforms. The mountain seated tiger’s nest was located in a cave at the top of the cliff.
The treading ground bear’s body was huge and clumsy, and trying to climb up and down this rocky cliff was clearly impossible for it. Although the mountain seated tiger’s body was also big, but compared to the treading ground bear, it had an extremely good jumping ability, and was able to constantly jump up and down into its nest.
Although Yang Junshan could not jump like a mountain seated tiger, his limbs were much more nimble than beasts. Although he had used up a lot of energy, after half an incense’s time, Yang Junshan finally found the mountain seated tiger’s nest.
Before Yang Junshan even entered the cave, a faint trace of demonic aura mixed with a fishy smell had already passed through his nose. If Yang Junshan hadn’t lived for two lifetimes, he probably wouldn’t have been able to distinguish this from the others.
Yang Junshan was startled, but he immediately realized that this was not a hundred years later. Although the appearance of the demonic energy was far out of his expectation, but even the sitting mountain seated tiger, the Earthen Bear, and the other powerful berserk beasts at the peak of the Hundred Sparrow Mountain had only just begun to demonize, so it was unlikely that there would be any danger in this cave.
On the contrary, in his previous incarnation, there were many opinions about the reason why the heaven and earth had changed, and among them, the demon disasters were one of the main culprits of the heaven and earth, and the future demon disasters might be right in front of his eyes. At this moment, Yang Junshan was actually full of curiosity, eager to find out what was going on.
Before Yang Junshan even stepped into the cave, a clear growl came into his ears. A small furry tiger cub was still unable to tell friend or enemy, and when it heard the voice, it thought it was mother coming back, so it shakily ran out of the cave to welcome.
Yang Junshan stooped down and picked up the cub tiger. Perhaps he smelled something wrong with Yang Junshan’s body, the cub tiger was in his arms making a ruckus, and Yang Junshan could clearly feel the faint trace of demonic energy from the baby tiger’s body.
After calming it down, Yang Junshan took a deep breath, stepped into the cave…
On a cliff three miles away from the cove, Su Baozhang, who no longer had any place to run to, was forced up by Zhang Yueming and the rest of the youths. The exhausted Su Baozhang didn’t wait for Zhang Yueming and the rest to question him, he already cursed out loud, “Scoundrel, why aren’t you chasing after immortal spirit, why are you chasing after me?”
The question from Su Baozhang’s was so exquisite that it stunned the youths.
Soon, a youth jumped out and shouted, “Then why are you running? You’re obviously guilty!”
Su Baozhang confidently said, “Bull sh * t, why would I run if you don’t chase me. This is a desolate mountain range, what if you so many people do bad to me?”
The teenager was about to say something, but Zhang Yueming, who was beside him, stopped him. Then, he stepped forward and asked with a sullen face, “Were you the one who issued those tiger roars just now?”
Su Baozhang gave him a deep look, then proudly said, “That’s right, how was it?Sounded alike right?”
Zhang Yueming suddenly rose up his voice, angrily said, “You’re deliberately imitating the tiger’s roar to attract us?”
Previously, Zhang Yueming and the others had been searching for any traces of the mountain seated tiger with the butterfly rune, but unexpectedly, a tiger roar sounded out, causing everyone to give up on the slow-moving butterfly rune. They all swarmed towards the direction of the sound, but the sound soon followed, moving further and further away, leading everyone in the opposite direction of the valley.
By the time Zhang Yueming and the others realized that something was wrong, Su Baozhang had already been cruising the mountain with the youths for more than an hour. Finally, they were surrounded and cornered, forcing them to the top of the cliff.
When Su Baozhang heard Zhang Yueming’s question, he said in surprise, “I did it on purpose, but why did I attract you all here?I originally wanted to attract an injured mountain seated tiger to here, what does that have to do with you?”
A youngster could no longer hold it in and shouted, “We injured the mountain seated tiger you were chasing. How dare you take our things? Tell us where that tiger ran off. If you don’t tell us, we won’t be polite!”
When Su Baozhang heard this, he immediately cried out, “You’re asking me for the trail of the mountain tiger? I haven’t asked for it yet. If you didn’t chase after me, the mountain king would have already been found.”
For a moment, Su Baozhang was in a state of confusion. Although they always felt that something was wrong, they couldn’t say it. All they could think about was one thing: Did they really do this kind of thing?
Zhang Yueming suspected that Su Baozhang was lying, but he didn’t have any proof to prove it. At this moment, another youth stood up and fiercely said, “No matter what, you misled us in the direction of tracking, but that’s the truth. That alone is unforgivable, unless you can compensate us for our losses!”
When the crowd heard this, they were immediately enlivened. They all clamored for Su Baozhang to leave his valuable items behind. Zhang Yueming watched from the sidelines, but didn’t say a word.
Then, he said, “Behind you is a cliff that’s dozens of feet high. You know the consequences of falling down, if you don’t want to fall down, you’d better hand over the things you have on you, and you have to voluntarily leave this time’s hunting ring. Otherwise, I don’t mind personally sending you off!”
The moment the young man finished speaking, Zhang Yueming knew that something was wrong. He leaped forward and shouted, “Stop him, he’s ripping open the protective talisman!”
Standing on the edge of the cliff, Su Baozhang sneered. He saw a round black stone that Su Baozhang had already grabbed in his hand being thrown out. After the round stone fell on the ground, the sand and stone around it began to converge towards the round stone, and a moment later, an earthen yellow stone wall rose in front of him.
This cliff was originally very small, and the rising of the stone wall immediately blocked everyone outside. Su Baozhang smiled as he looked at everyone, then he calmly used the thin spiritual energy in his body to move his hands and tore the protective talisman into pieces. Another layer of protective light soared, and with these two layers of protection, it was enough for Su Baozhang to wait for the arrival of the cultivators guarding the mountain.
Zhang Yueming looked deeply at Su Baozhang, and the Glyph Sword in his hand, which was gradually emitting a bright light, suddenly flashed. Su Baozhang was startled, and when he carefully looked at it again, the glyph sword was startled and put back into its case. Then, Zhang Yueming turned around and left without looking back.
When Su Baozhang saw everyone leave, he could not help but heave a sigh of relief. He muttered to himself, “I can only hold on for so long. Hopefully, it will be enough time for you to hunt two fierce beasts.”
Just as Su Baozhang’s voice fell, the stone wall in front of him suddenly collapsed. Su Baozhang was frightened out of his wits, and only then did he realize that Zhang Yueming’s symbol sword flashed and disappeared before him, but it was already long since broken the talisman stone that Yang Junshan had given him to protect his life. That Zhang Yueming was clearly warning him, he had the ability to break his own life-saving technique.He might can play tricks on others, but not Zhang Yueming, he knew it well.
This person was truly worthy of his reputation as a genius valued of heaven-shaking sect. No wonder the Jun Shan regarded him so highly.
In the sky, a ray of light shot through the air, but unfortunately, there was no time for him to find an immortal spirit to summon the spirit. With regret, Su Baozhang left the Hundred Sparrow Mountain Enclosure.
Carrying the cub tiger out of the cave, Yang Junshan’s face was filled with excitement and shock, but he quickly suppressed his emotions and rushed into the cave. The mountain seated tiger was already on the verge of death, he must arrive before its dead, otherwise, his plan wouldn’t have any effect at all.
Although the berserk beasts didn’t have any intelligence, they could instinctively condense the spirit energy of heaven and earth to nurture the immortal spirit in their bodies, and after being tainted by the demonic energy, the mountain seated tiger and the Earthly Bear had already awakened their intelligence. They were not only aware of how to absorb the spirit energy of heaven and earth for their own training, but they also knew how to cover up the immortal spirit in their bodies.
The difference between the two could lead to the difference: although there might be an immortal spirit in the beast’s body, there must be an immortal spirit inside the demon beast’s body that had activated its intelligence.
However, it was precisely because the former did not have intelligence that once killed, the immortal spirit in the body would naturally be obtained by others. The latter, when facing death because of the immortal spirit, would often shatter the immortal spirit, causing the cultivator to lose everything.
If these things were in his past hundred years, not only would they be known by everyone, but they would at least be widely circulated. But now, the cultivation world didn’t even know what demons were; this knowledge could be said to be exclusively to Yang Junshan.
Previously, the reason why Yang Junshan was able to confirm that there was a tiger bone immortal spirit after the tiger run out of the attack of Fire Bird Talisman was because he was not sure whether the mountain seated tiger had been infected by the demonic energy just like the treading ground bears. Furthermore, he did not want to arouse Su Baozhang’s suspicions because of this matter.
The reason why Yang Junshan did not put in so much effort to the bear was because the treading ground bear had gone berserk at the last moment, extinguishing its own little bit of intelligence. Naturally, Yang Junshan was not worried that the celestial spirit in the bear’s body would shatter itself before it died.
Yang Junshan hurriedly jumped off the cliff ledge, carried the cub tiger and ran through the jungle towards the cove. The cub tiger seemed to have felt its mother’s scent, and kept on letting out baby-like roars. With the approach of the distance, the cub’s cries became shorter and more urgent, and the bloody smell drifting from the cove seemed to stimulate the cub, almost jumping off Yang Junshan’s arms.
It was only when a weak growl was heard that the cub tiger finally calmed down. It then craned its head out of Yang Junshan’s arms and anxiously waited for something.