Chapter 227 – Natural Formation
In Inferno h.e.l.l, it was very easy to recognize the aura of a Nine Life Crystal Beast, as they had the purest essence aura that no other monster could compare with. Their auras also caused all the fog to disappear wherever they went.
The few glowing figures in front of them were Nine Life Crystal Beasts, and that’s why w.a.n.g Heng and the others had suddenly become so serious. Actually, all those who came to Inferno h.e.l.l hoped to b.u.mp into a Nine Life Crystal Beast, but at the same time, everyone were scared of doing so. A crystal core was truly an excellent treasure which provided endless benefits to warriors, but Nine Life Crystal Beast had nine lives, which made it extremely difficult to kill. Also, it had incredible combat strength that few demons or devils could compare with.
“Judging from the auras, I think there are at least 8 Nine Life Crystal Beasts. Looks like our luck today is really bad.”
Yang Meng said. For any human warrior, it was extremely bad luck to b.u.mp into a group of Nine Life Crystal Beasts. Each crystal beast had nine lives, and no one could fight a group of 8 crystal beasts. Even if an alliance’s group had more than ten men, they would still run away upon seeing such a big group of crystal beasts.
“This isn’t bad luck, you should say that we have good luck today!”
Guan Yiyun said with a smile on his face.
“That’s right! If there only were a few of us here, the only option left for us after b.u.mping into so many Divine Core crystal beasts would be to run. However, we have Big Yellow and brother Jiang with us today, and that means that these crystal beasts are here to give us their crystal cores.”
Tian Yishan shrugged his shoulders and spoke with a casual expression.
The creatures continuously let out roars. In just the blink of an eye, a total of 8 crystal beasts arrived in front of Jiang Chen’s group. Out of these 8 crystal beasts, 6 of them were Divine Core monsters, and the remaining two were Heavenly Core monsters. The strongest crystal beast was a Mid Divine Core monster. With its formidable combat strength and unique nine lives, even a Late Divine Core warrior would have to be extra careful when dealing with it.
The Nine Life Crystal Beast had no mouth, but the sound it made was unusually deep, and it also carried a slight shrill tone, causing anyone who heard it to feel extremely uncomfortable. Because of the crystal beast’s unique characteristics, they would usually hunt for demons and devils, and eat their souls, transforming it in into the purest energy for themselves. At the same time, they were also able to eat the Divine Cores in human bodies. It was considered a great supplement for them.
The eight crystal beasts had locked down on Jiang Chen and his group. It wasn’t hard to hear excitement in their roars just now, it was as if they had just found the most delicious food.
“The Divine Core crystal cores are very useful to me, especially those Mid Divine Core crystal cores. Brothers, let’s kill them all, I’ll keep those Mid Divine Core crystal cores, the rest belongs to you.”
A light smile emerged on Jiang Chen’s face. Then, the Bloodthirsty Sword appeared in his hand. He slightly moved his body, turning himself in a beam of light as he dashed towards the Mid Divine Core crystal beast.
Big Yellow loved fighting, it was a natural instinct for all Divine Beasts. When Jiang Chen had started moving, Big Yellow had also started ramming towards one of the crystal beasts while rocking his head back and forth.
Big Yellow was extremely fast. With just a single head-b.u.t.t, he had crushed the Early Divine Core crystal beast into pieces. As expected, in the next second, the crystal beast was revived, and its energy was completely identical to its previous state.
“Brothers, let us kill! The crystal cores will belong to the person who kills it!”
Tian Yishan strengthened his spirit and dashed forwards. There were seven of them in the group, and all of them were Divine Core warriors. Also, Tian Yishan and Guan Yiyun were both super strong men from the younger generation, and it wasn’t really difficult for them to deal with ordinary Nine Life Crystal Beasts. All it took was killing them nine times.
At this moment, killing intents filled the scene, countless energy ripples were wreaking havoc within the woods, and all flowers, herbs and trees were destroyed in an instant.
When the Mid Divine Core crystal beast saw Jiang Chen coming towards it, it immediately let out a wild roar. Then, it raised its seemingly indestructible palm and slapped towards Jiang Chen. If the palm hit its target, Jiang Chen would be turned into meat paste.
“Hmph! Die for me now!”
Jiang Chen let out a cold snort. The longsword in his hand continuously let out a buzzing sound, then he covered the entire Bloodthirsty Sword with his golden colored yuan energy. With all his strength, Jiang Chen slashed the sword towards his target.
Followed by a slas.h.i.+ng sound, the crystal beast’s palm was cut in half. The sword didn’t stop there, it continued and cut the crystal beast’s body in half as well.
Jiang Chen had 750 Dragon Marks right now, which gave him incredible combat strength. No ordinary Mid Divine Core warriors would be his match, and the same went for the strong crystal beasts. Just one day ago, the combined forces of over 50 Mid Divine Core warriors was easily defeated by Jiang Chen.
After killing it with a single strike, the Nine Life Crystal Beast revived to its original state, then it once again initiated an attack towards Jiang Chen.
“The ending will be the same even if you have 900 lives, let alone 9 lives.
Jiang Chen seemed incomparably majestic, and the longsword in his hand seemed like the most powerful weapon in the world. He attacked once again, and even though the powerful crystal beast tried its best to defend itself, it still couldn’t survive Jiang Chen’s sword attack. It was killed once again.
Only a Late Divine Core crystal beast might be a match for Jiang Chen right now.
The eight crystal bears let out furious and once again engaged in a cruel fight with Jiang Chen and his group.
Big Yellow was the fastest amongst all the people here, and his head was like a perfect diamond that could crush anytime. In just a few breaths time, he had completely killed the Early Divine Core crystal beast. He didn’t even allow it the chance to escape.
“The energy contained within this crystal core seems nice, and the taste isn’t bad either. This master dog likes it.”
Big Yellow put the crystal core into his mouth, and using his dog teeth, he crunched the crystal core into pieces, giving it a taste before completely swallowing it.
“Big Yellow; it’s such a waste for you to eat the crystal core. A reckless waste of treasure.”
When Jiang Chen who had killed his opponent six times saw Big Yellow eat the crystal core, he couldn’t help but comment.
“Get lost! Why is it a waste when daddy eats them? A treasure like this is useful for the master dog as well! If I obtain any more crystal cores in the future, don’t try and take them from me!”
Big Yellow said.
Jiang Chen shook his head and didn’t bother about the dog anymore. He kept waving and striking with the longsword in his hand, and in just a short moment, he had killed his opponent 8 times. When the crystal beast revived for the last time, fear finally emerged in its single eye, and without any hesitation, it turned around and started running.
The powerful crystal beast did have some intelligence. Under normal circ.u.mstances, when they fought an opponent who was much stronger than them, after being killed a few times, they would evaluate how much energy their opponent had consumed. If the opponent was still br.i.m.m.i.n.g with energy, and didn’t look tired at all, they would choose to flee.
“Trying to run?”
A grin emerged on Jiang Chen’s face. He wouldn’t give this crystal Beast any chances to escape; there was no way he would mess up with a sure thing.
The energy carried by the sword was simply ma.s.sive! The Bloodthirsty Sword descended from the skies in an invincible manner, and for the last time, it slashed the crystal beast in half. The shattered body finally began transforming into bits of bright lights which merged to become a transparent crystal core. Without hesitation, Jiang Chen took the crystal core and stored it in his storage ring.
Bang bang bang…
Energies splashed all over the place, Guan Yiyun and the others were still fighting. Obviously, there was no way their speed could be compared to Jiang Chen and Big Yellow. The battle between w.a.n.g Heng and the two Heavenly Core crystal beasts had almost come to an end.
“These guys are too slow. This master dog will help them finish.”
Big Yellow said in an impatient manner.
“Don’t do it, Big Yellow. Just let them finish the fight themselves.”
Jiang Chen stopped Big Yellow from interfering. He had told these men that those crystal cores belongs to him, and therefore, he would let them obtain it by themselves. All these men were fierce and brutal people, and since they had been able to survive in Inferno h.e.l.l for such a long time, they surely had their own strong skills.
Soon, with the joint forces of these few men, the battle had come to an end, and the few men began dividing the obtained crystal cores.
“Satisfying, what a joyful satisfaction!”
One of the men said. After the battle, not only did he not show any fatigue, he actually looked more energetic.
“It’s a pleasant experience to fight together with chief Jiang!”
w.a.n.g Heng said with an excited tone.
“Let’s go, we’ll move deeper into the area.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Junior disciple Jiang, the dangers will become greater the deeper we venture. We need to be extra careful.”
Guan Yiyun reminded.
“That’s right, there is a high possibility of us b.u.mping into some Late Divine Core demons and devils in the depths of Inferno h.e.l.l, or perhaps even the mighty Combat Soul beings. Besides that, I’ve also heard that there are some natural formations and defense mechanisms within the depths of Inferno h.e.l.l, which is really powerful as well.”
Tian Yishan too reminded everyone.
“Alright, everyone, be extra careful as we venture deeper into this area.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head, then he led the group and continue their journey towards the depths of Inferno h.e.l.l.
After nearly four miles of walking, the road within the mountain range became extremely rough. It was very inconvenient to walk on it, but for all these Divine Core warriors, this was nothing.
Suddenly, everyone heard a loud shout. When they turned around, they immediately found out that w.a.n.g Heng had disappeared.
“w.a.n.g Heng disappeared, it was him who let out that shout just now!”
Yang Meng was shocked.
Guan Yiyun furrowed his brows. Everyone were tense as they looked around, but they found nothing.
“There is nothing around here, no signs of monsters either. It’s impossible for w.a.n.g Heng to randomly disappear…”
Tian Yishan furrowed his brows as well.
Right at this moment, Jiang Chen’s gaze stopped between the two black trees not far away from them; it was the exact location where w.a.n.g Heng had disappeared.
“Guys, look at that spot.”
Jiang Chen said.
Everyone turned around and looked at the spot Jiang Chen pointed at. However, they could only see two ordinary trees, and they didn’t find anything unusual.
“Junior disciple Jiang, that spot looks normal, there is nothing special about it.”
Guan Yiyun said.
“How could it be normal? Just now, it was you who reminded me, you told me there are natural defense mechanisms and formations in the depths of Inferno h.e.l.l. Here, there is natural formation, and w.a.n.g Hen disappeared into this formation.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Good catch, Little Chen! You can even see natural formations!”
Big Yellow praised. He had a certain level of understanding towards defense mechanisms and formation, most likely because of his innate treasure hunting ability. Therefore, Big Yellow could immediately tell there was a natural formation after it was pointed out.
“What? You’re saying there is a natural formation between these two trees?”
Guan Yiyun was shocked.
“That’s right. A natural formation is very different from those made by humans. A natural formation is naturally formed by nature after gathering natural yuan energies; it’s a miraculous process, and humans know very little about it. Anyone can easily be trapped by it if they don’t pay enough attention.
Jiang Chen explained.