Chapter 118 – Nine Phantom Wolves
Followed by a mournful scream, a huge body was slammed onto the ground, creating a huge crater. Then, a 30-foot-tall rhino struggled for a bit before dying. A deep hole could be seen on the rhino’s head, and next to the rhino, a white clothed young man stood while holding a blinking demon soul.
The demon soul kept shrinking in the hand of this young man, and soon, it disappeared completely. It had been absorbed by the young man.
“A Late Mortal Core demon beast is just too weak, it can’t provide me much benefits. I’ve absorbed three demon souls of Late Mortal Core demon beasts, and I’ve only managed to form one more Dragon Mark… Looks like I’ll need to start looking for those Heavenly Core demon lords.”
Jiang Chen said. He was currently in sector two together with Big Yellow, but they hadn’t ventured far enough, so they hadn’t met any Heavenly Core demon lords. So far, they had only killed a few Late Mortal Core demon beasts.
“You’re an abnormal monster! What kind of skill are you actually cultivating with? Why does it allow you to absorb demon souls without any limit? You’re really an abnormal monster!”
Big Yellow couldn’t help but ask, he had always been curious about what skill Jiang Chen was cultivating with. From Red City until now, Jiang Chen had absorbed many demon souls, and if he did so without the support of a truly advanced skill, as a human warrior, there would be no way for him to do it.
“Are you sure you want to know?”
“Give me a bowl of your blood, then I’ll tell you.”
“I’ll give you a bowl of my urine.”
Fluctuations of an intense fight had shaken the mountain, and many demon beasts had long ago fled. In front of Jiang Chen and Big Yellow, an Early Heavenly Core demon lord had died and had its demon soul dug out by Jiang Chen.
With the help of the Dragon Transformation skill, Jiang Chen absorbed the demon soul. However, this time, the demon soul was only able to help Jiang Chen form another four Dragon Marks. Including the one gained previously, Jiang Chen now had a total of 50 Dragon Marks in his Qi Sea.
“It gets tougher and tougher to cultivate the Dragon Transformation skill, the energy required to break through becomes bigger and bigger. I’m afraid the remaining 10 Dragon Marks will be very difficult to condense.”
Jiang Chen sighed. The Dragon Transformation skill was truly an ancient mystical skill, a mighty cultivation skill. Aside from being incredibly powerful, the difficulty to cultivate the skill was far beyond any other skill. It was hard to imagine how much energy would be required for Jiang Chen to completely condense 100,000 Dragon Marks. If he could calculate it with some figures, it would be amounting astronomical figures.
“There are a lot of demon beasts in the Myriad Demon Mountain, and as long you have the ability, there won’t be any problems for you to continue training here. But, by absorbing demon souls repeatedly, trying to force yourself to break through in such hurried ways, won’t it affect your foundation?”
Big Yellow asked worriedly. The extreme way Jiang Chen was cultivating almost resembled the ways of those who cultivated some demonic skills. Although he could obtain a huge amount of energy and increase his cultivation level quickly, it could seriously affect his foundation. Once his foundation becomes unstable, he would have a hard time in his future cultivation.
“I know what I am doing. With my foundation right now, it is way more than enough for me to absorb immense amounts of energy to reach the Heavenly Core realm, and it won’t affect my potential in the future. But, when I break through to the Late Mortal Core realm, I’ll stop all this and concoct a kind of pill that can strengthen my foundation.”
Jiang Chen said. When talking about cultivation experience, he was a master amongst masters. Of course, he wouldn’t allow himself to risk his foundation becoming unstable. Although it was his first time cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill, he had a clear plan, and he knew every detail regarding his next steps.
“Anyhow, in this sector two, I’ve sensed something dangerous. There’s something sinister here, I’m sure there are some powerful demon lords here. The two of us can’t sense their existence, therefore, we need to be more careful in here; don’t venture too deep.”
Big Yellow showed a rarely seen serious expression.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. The Myriad Demon Mountain couldn’t be compared with Origin Mountain. Although both he and Big Yellow were very strong, they were still only at the Mortal Core realm. They might have killed some Early Heavenly Core demon lords with ease, but if they encountered a Mid Heavenly Core demon lord, then their only option would be to run for their lives.
There was a saying that each stage was like a brand new world, therefore, even if it was just a difference of one stage, the difference was huge, and this went especially for those at the Heavenly Core realm. Jiang Chen would need to breakthrough to the Late Mortal Core realm, and only then would he have the strength to defeat a Mid Heavenly Core warrior or demon lord.
“Oh right, Big Yellow, have you sensed any treasures nearby?”
Jiang Chen asked with antic.i.p.ation.
“So far, nothing. But, an ancient mountain like this, there has to be some good stuff. Although danger always comes together with precious treasures, so you better not expect too much.”
Big Yellow said.
Half an hour later, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow had ventured a hundred miles deeper into sector two. Right in front of them was a wolf with a body glowing in golden light. Its wild and ferocious eyes stared at Jiang Chen and Big Yellow.
“The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf, the king of all wolves… Be careful, this wolf is much stronger than the Black Swamp Serpent.”
Jiang Chen said in a dignified tone. At the same time, he felt some excitement. Jiang Chen knew about this b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf, it was the king amongst all wolves, and it possessed the authentic bloodline of the Wolf King.
“No matter how strong it is, it’s still just an Early Heavenly Core demon lord, we can kill it together without any problems.”
Big Yellow spat out his tongue and licked his lips. An intense fighting spirit burst out from his body. Indeed, the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf was tougher to deal with than the Black Swamp Serpent, but Big Yellow was the heir of a Divine Beast, he wouldn’t have any problems with fighting someone at a higher level than himself. Besides, Jiang Chen had become stronger compared to when they fought the Black Swamp Serpent. With 50 Dragon Marks, they were confident that they could kill this b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf.
After saying that, Jiang Chen immediately attacked with his Six Solar Fingers. Three huge golden fingers lit up the dark skies as it pierced towards the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf in front of them. At the same time, Big Yellow spat out a huge golden energy orb. Jiang Chen didn’t know the name of this attack, but the energy ball that Big Yellow spat out was capable of dealing lots of damage.
The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf roared out an angry cry. It retaliated with a bright golden light beam coming from its body. The beam was cras.h.i.+ng towards the solar finger and the energy orb.
It was as if three volcanoes had erupted at the same time. The ma.s.sive amounts of energy collided and caused a ma.s.sive earthquake in the area. Fire appeared everywhere due to the intense friction between the energy and air, turning the entire place into a sea of flames that filled the entire surrounding area with terrifying energy ripples.
Plop plop plop!
The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf couldn’t defend himself from the attack of his two enemies, and its strong body was forced back few steps before it could regain control.
“Both of you are just at the Mortal Core realm, and you have forced me, the Wolf King to step back… This is ridiculous! But now you have really p.i.s.sed me off, I’ll let you die in miserable ways!”
The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf spoke and threatened them. When the pride of a Wolf King gets threatened, the consequences would be really serious.
In the blink of an eye, eight more b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolves appeared. Nine identical b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolves stood in a circle, surrounding Jiang Chen and Big Yellow.
“d.a.m.n it, what kind of combat skill is this?”
Big Yellow’s expression changed. Turning from one into nine, with his eyesight, he couldn’t tell which the real b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf was and which was just a mimic figure.
“This is an innate ability of the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf; it is called the Nine Phantom Wolves. This ability doesn’t cause any damage, but it’s still terrifying. It produces eight identical phantoms that can cause confusion to the enemy.”
Jiang Chen explained with a golden aura s.h.i.+ning in his eyes. This innate ability was really terrifying, it could catch anyone off guard. All the phantoms would move together with their origin, and make the same attack movement. Once the enemy became unable to tell which one was real, the consequences would be nasty.
Big Yellow transformed into a golden light and smashed into a b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf with his head, but the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf turned into bubbles and burst apart. It was actually just a phantom.
Big Yellow cursed. The feeling of missing an attack almost made him go crazy.
“Big Yellow, unleash your wings of light, you’ll defend against his attacks. Let me find out which one is the real b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf.”
Jiang Chen said.
Big Yellow spread his wings of light, getting himself ready for battle. Then, Jiang Chen sent out his Divine Sense and scanned all the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolves. However, he couldn’t tell which ones were phantoms, and which one was the real one.
“Haha, trying to figure out which one is the real me? Stop wasting your time!”
The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf laughed out loud. All the phantoms were laughing at the same time. The phantom that had been destroyed by Big Yellow appeared once again, and then, all nine b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolves attacked at the same time; they all dashed towards Big Yellow and Jiang Chen.
Big Yellow let out a cold snort. His wings of lights flapped, and he turned into a golden light. He flew around Jiang Chen, not giving the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf any chance to hurt Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen sneered, the Nine Phantom Wolves was a terrifying innate ability. If it was any other ordinary man, he would already be dead by now. Even if a Mid Heavenly Core warrior was here, he would have been tortured by the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf and gotten himself killed.
Unfortunately, the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf had met Jiang Chen. This encounter removed its destiny to do as it wished. Perhaps no one could figure out which the real Combat Wolf was, but not Jiang Chen. He started circulating the Great Soul Derivation skill, and threads of soul energy began flowing out from his body.
The Great Soul Derivation skill was a mighty skill, the ultimate soul cultivation skill. It allowed Jiang Chen to see through any sources, and with the help of the Great Soul Derivation skill, Jiang Chen immediately spotted the real b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf.
Big Yellow cursed in a frenzy of rage. Although he was incredibly fast, he was still disturbed by all the phantoms. While the attacks of the phantoms couldn’t deal any damage to Big Yellow, they still gave the real b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf the opportunity to attack Big Yellow. The strong and powerful body of Big Yellow was knocked far away. If he were to be replaced by someone else, that person would have been dead by now.
After knocking Big Yellow away, the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf turned around and prepared to attack Jiang Chen. Suddenly, Jiang Chen turned around, and with a pair of glowing eyes, he locked his gaze upon one of the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolves.
The b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf trembled. It had a bad feeling about this. Jiang Chen took out a golden battle axe; then he ignored every single attack from the other Combat Wolves as he chopped his axe towards the b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf that his vision was locked onto.
“Big Yellow, this is the real b.l.o.o.d.y Combat Wolf, attack it!”
Jiang Chen shouted out loud.