Chapter 290: I Have to Personally Beat This Person Up Myself
“You guys didn’t see the red lights earlier? As if they had formed the shape of a tree?”
The two little ones shook their heads. “Grandma, this place is completely dark, and we can’t even completely discern anything in our lines of sight. Earlier, we had only managed to recognize you because you called out. Along the way here, we did not see any red light at all?”
“…” Then what did she see earlier? Were her eyes blurred?
Zhu Yao faintly sensed that something was amiss. No matter was it the strange formations from earlier, or the red lights.
“Let’s head out for now!” No matter what they were, they could be settled after leaving the floating mountain.
She instantly brought the two back the way she came. She did not take long to come here, as long as she take a turn here and enter this pathway…
The hell, where’s the pathway?
Earlier, she had clearly come from this direction, yet all she could see now was a stone wall. There wasn’t any pathway at all.
“Granny?” Ye Qingcang voiced out, puzzled.
“Hell!” Zhu Yao really wanted to curse out. “We have been trapped.”
Her master had mentioned that there were many unknown formations here. Now that she thought about it, there was a great chance that they had fallen into a formation the moment they entered the mountain.
“Grandma, what do we do now?” Little tyrant frowned, a hint of worry surfaced on his face.
They could only take it a step at a time now. “You guys establish your defensive barriers, and follow behind me. Be extremely cautious.”
The two little ones nodded. They summoned their flying swords and cautiously followed behind her.
Zhu Yao looked around, and suddenly discovered that beneath her feet, the red strands of light from earlier had appeared once again, and they were stretching straight in a single direction.
Were they… giving her directions?
She pondered for a moment. She then cast a fire-type art, brightening up the surroundings a little as she carefully walked along the guided path. Right now, they had no choice but to take a look.
The further they went in, the more spacious the surroundings grew, and sounds of water dripping could be heard. That unbearable stench in the air had dissipated quite a bit, and she caught a faint whiff of the scent of floras. For some reason, an uneasy feeling instantly surged from the depths of her heart.
This scent… She seemed to know this scent from somewhere.
“Yu… Yao, stop!” Her master’s voice suddenly resounded from the depths of her heart.
Zhu Yao was stunned as she immediately stopped her feet.
A few meters away from her, a large amount of purple flames suddenly began burning out of nowhere, and even the mountain rocks next to her were beginning to melt.
“Grandma!” Little tyrant grabbed hold of her hand, and immediately pulled her a few steps back.
“This is…” The three of them were all dumbfounded. They had never seen flames of such colour.
What’s even weirder was, they were actually unable to sense even the slightest bit of the searing heat.
Zhu Yao’s mind was in a mess, a thought seemed to be flashing within it. She felt as if she was about to recall something, but she just could not grab hold of it.
The purple flames burned for exactly an hour, and then, as if it had not appeared before, disappeared without a trace.
A bloody red mark suddenly surfaced on the ground.
“Why does this diagram look so much like a bird?” Little tyrant voiced out.
Ye Qingcang continued. “It seems… to be a Phoenix.”
Phoenix! Zhu Yao was startled. She took a step forward and carefully inspected the mark. It was as if a bell had rung in her mind.
Blood formation, strange scent, red strands that others could not see, purple flames. Instantly, everything connected together.
Extending out her legs, she printed to the very front.
The hell, why did she forget about this? Shao Bai had clearly taught her this.
“Grandma?” Little tyrant and Ye Qingcang exchanged glances, before giving chase right after.
Zhu Yao headed straight in the direction of the red strands, furthermore, she had even used mystic arts, wildly sprinting forward. When she arrived at the end of the red strands, on a gigantic stone wall, what she saw was a gigantic diagram of a phoenix formed by these red strands.
She blanked a little from seeing this diagram. Divine Charm!
An art of attraction unique to Phoenixes. With their souls as guides, they provide directions. Only people whom the caster wished to see could see them.
It was no wonder that formation earlier had such impressive power. It was no wonder though there were so few teleportation formations, an endless amount of demonic beasts could be transferred in. It was no wonder no matter how high ranked the beasties were, they could not resist against the formations.
Those were blood formations. Formations established with the use of blood from a God race.
And that God race…
She hoped that her guess was wrong.
A hoarse voice suddenly resounded from the back of the stone wall. “Under the Heavenly Dao, no one can resist it. Even the God races are no exception…”
Zhu Yao’s heart sank, as she immediately summoned her sword intent and charged into the stone wall.
With a loud bang, the wall with the diagram of the Phoenix collapsed, revealing a dark space.
After clearly looking at the man standing amidst the shattered rocks, Zhu Yao felt as if she was smashed head-on by an iron basin falling from the air.
The hell, it really was him!
“Phoenix with a lightning attribute, Seventh…” Excitement flashed across that man’s face. When he turned to look at the entrance of the hole, he was startled for a moment, and then his face instantly drooped. “Why is she so old? Who are you?”
The corner of Zhu Yao’s lips twitched. She clenched her fists, the thoughts of beating him into a pulp surfaced in her mind.
Little tyrant and Ye Qingcang caught up at this moment. Seeing Little Eighth within, they were startled for a moment, subconsciously clenching onto the swords in their hands. Zhu Yao waved her hands at the two of them, hinting them not to worry.
She took a step forward, and sighed. “Little Eighth…”
That’s right. This was the youngest Phoenix in her family back then, who was tamed with just a single melon seed – Little Eighth.
“Seventh… Seventh elder sister?” His face was filled with disbelief, as he stared blankly at her old face. Tears seemed to be welling in his eyes. “It’s really you?”
Zhu Yao could not help but feel a little moved. How long had it been? She never expected that he could see him once again. Just as she was about to step forward and give him a hug filled with warmth and love…
He suddenly said. “How did you become so ugly?”
“…” Can you make conversation? What do you mean by becoming ugly? I have merely gained a few life experiences.
“Are you really my seventh elder sister?” Little Eighth circled around her, his face was filled with worry. “What to do? You were already extremely ugly without a tail, now you have turned into this. I wonder if you have turned so ugly to the point it’s beyond the realm of Phoenixes, and had ascended to the realm of mortals?”
“Scram!” Zhu Yao threw a kick, yet he simply dodged to the side, instantly stepping a few feet apart. His smile was filled with joy.
“Seventh elder sister, your personality is still the same as ever. Even though you’re ugly, you don’t allow others to mention about it, geez!”
“…” May I ask if my cultivation will drop if I beat this stupid little brother into a pulp?
He retracted his smile, and then sized her up for a moment. The light in his eyes however dimmed little by little, and an unclear emotion surfaced. Then, he lightly called out again.
“Seventh elder sister…”
“Mn?” If you say one more word about my age, I’m going to beat you!
However, he suddenly gave her a brilliant smile, his eyebrows gently curving. “Great. To be able to see seventh elder sister one last time. Little Eighth is really happy.”
Zhu Yao’s heart skipped a beat, faintly sensing that something was off with his expression. She took a step forward, wanting to reach out her hand to grab him. “Little Eighth, why are you being so strange? And why are you here?”
However, he suddenly retreated, avoiding her hand. He said with slight resentment. “Seventh elder sister, I’m serious. Though you have always bullied me since young, I really missed you.”
“Little Eighth…” She frowned. For some reasons, hearing him sound so lovely made her worry in the depths of her heart. She had a bad premonition. “Just what happened?”
He was startled for a moment. With a sunken expression, he said with an extremely forced smile. “Seventh elder sister, I… seemed to have… thrown the face of the Phoenix clan.” Though he was smiling, his tears suddenly began to fall, and they streamed down faster as time went by. The little Phoenix who was once extremely prideful and had always scorned her, was actually in tears right in front of her. His face was filled with grievances. “I shouldn’t have believed the words of mortals. That human practitioner tricked me, and had me use my soul to create this dimensional space, imprisoning me here forever. He even wants to take my inner core.”
Her heart trembled. Imprison! He was imprisoned here as well?
She suddenly thought about that cultivation wacko. Could it be him?
Initially, she had thought that he was a pure maniac, just like those perverted scientists in the many movies she had watched, where they would unhesitantly kill so many beasties to create chimeras. She never expected that not only did he kill so many demonic beasts, he had even laid his hands on a God race!
“Little Eighth, how’s your body?” She anxiously stepped forward.
Little Eighth still continued to avoid her. “I was actually imprisoned by a human practitioner. Seventh elder sister, are you going laugh at me… for not being a good Phoenix?”
“Little Eighth…” Zhu Yao’s heart tensed. She had never seen him carry such an expression, and the uneasiness in the depths of her heart grew even heavier. “Your seventh elder sister is here… No matter what, don’t worry. I will definitely save you.”
She stepped forward wanting to pull him, yet her hand landed on nothing but air. Her hand had actually passed through his body.
Zhu Yao was stunned!
That was impossible! She went to try grabbing again, but without any exception, all her attempts had passed through his body.
“It’s too late.” Little Eighth laughed bitterly, his figure began to turn faint like a dissipating image. “Seventh elder sister, Little Eighth was too stupid, and died due to his stupidity… very, very long time ago…”
The entire space suddenly shone brightly in red. Only then did Zhu Yao realize the situation around the room. It was as if an explosion had occurred next to her ears, as she stood rooted onto the ground. She looked at the front wall with widened eyes.
There was a red Phoenix. A Phoenix that was no longer breathing. Its large figure covered the entire gigantic body of the mountain. On its fiery feathered body, dozens of gigantic black nails were pinning it onto the walls of the mountain, and on the surroundings of the mountain body, countless blood-red formations were engraved.
Large amount of fresh, fiery-red blood was endlessly flowing out of those black nails, dripping onto the blood pool beneath.
Next to her ears, Little Eighth’s whisper sounded. “Being able to see seventh elder sister after death, Little Eighth is really happy.” At the same time, his figure grew fainter.
“Little Eighth!” Zhu Yao could not believe this reality. She tried to touch him several times, but every single time, her hands would simply pass through him. Finally, she watched as he disappeared before her eyes.
She was unable to do anything!
A piercing pain could be felt in the depths of her heart, as if a needle was stabbing right into it. She could not help but press her hands against her chest, yet she still found it hard to breathe due to the pain.
“Yu Yao.” Yu Yan’s voice resounded in her ears. “What you saw, was but a strand of divine will he left behind. He has long since…”
“I know!” It’s exactly because she was aware of it, that made her feel such pain. Because she was late for his final moments as well! At first she thought it was a reunion between the two of them, but it was actually farewell!
She definitely would not forgive the person that killed him!
Red light suddenly shone brightly at the center of the blood pool. Slowly, a human figure surfaced from within. He was actually that cultivation wacko she encountered earlier! However, an aura of death was faintly circling around his body, but with the scouring of a God’s blood, that deathly aura was slowly being suppressed.
Zhu Yao instantly understood. This was the human practitioner that Little Eighth mentioned, the one that lied to him. She understood his goal now as well.
This body’s lifespan had clearly been depleted. He killed Little Eighth, in order to use his God’s blood to extend his life!
Zhu Yao’s eyes widened greatly, as she clenched her fists tightly. Endless rage swirled around her entire body. She immediately summoned her sword intent, and threw it straight at the person in the pool of blood. However, at the moment of contact, it was blocked by a red formation.
On the right of the blood pool, a figure appeared with a flash. An image that looked exactly the same as the person within the pool appeared at the side.
“It’s you lot again!” That man coldly snorted. “You’re actually here again to seek death!”
He first glanced scornfully at little tyrant and Ye Qingcang, and then looked a little warily at Zhu Yao.
Zhu Yao tightened her fists once more, unable to control the trembling of her body. Gritting her teeth, she slowly spoke. “Little Eighth… You did this to him?”
The man was stunned for a moment. “You know this Phoenix!” Following after, a hint of surprise flashed across his face. “Then you should know how its inner core can be retrieved, don’t you? Quick, tell me? With the inner core of a God race, I will be able to resurrect completely. I do not have to once again appear in the form of a divine sense, and I can even ascend to the Higher Realm.”
Zhu Yao’s eyes reddened from the unsuppressable fury in the depths of her heart, as she gritted her teeth. “I know!”
“Hurry and tell me.” His face was anxious. “As long as you tell me, mystic arts, spiritual medicine, treasures, I can give you anything you want! Anything!”
“I want your life!” She immediately circulated the spiritual energy in her entire body as she controlled her sword intent, willing it attack him once again. She had never felt such an eager desire to eliminate someone before.
The man was stunned. With a twist of his hand, a spiritual sword was materialized and it flew straight towards Zhu Yao, immediately scattering Zhu Yao’s sword intent. “Presumptuous!” He coldly snorted. Suddenly, he released all of the spiritual energy in his body, and a gigantic black serpent floated out. With its mouth wide open, it launched a counter-attack with overwhelming force.
This was his sword intent.
Zhu Yao simply felt an irresistible pressure coming towards her, and she was seemingly about to kneel from its spiritual pressure. However, she gritted her teeth and stabilized herself, her spiritual energy once again gathered into a spiritual sword which flew towards the serpent.
“Yu Yao!” The pea emitted out a white light, and Yu Yan’s figure body once again appeared. With a wave of his hand, he materialized a wall of wind, blocking the enemy’s attack. He reached out to grab Zhu Yao, wanting to stop her reckless actions.
Zhu Yao reached out to grasp the pea kept within her, and gave it a great pinch.
“Pea~” The pea opened its mouth in pain, and then threw it towards the two little ones behind her. In the next moment, the pea grew larger and swallowed the two of them.
“Yu Yao…” Only then did Yu Yan realize what she was about to do and wanted to stop her. However, it was already too late, as his figure was transferred out of this space along with the pea, disappearing from site.
Zhu Yao once again gathered the spiritual energy in her entire body, materializing her sword intent as she faced the man head-on.
“I will take revenge for Little Eighth on my own.”
Only this person alone, she had to be the one to personally beat him into a pulp!