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Chapter 19: Killing Magical Beasts
Translator: Ash, Demenious
Pu chi.(the sound of a snigger).
The [Silver-back Devil Wolves] didn’t panic at all when someone landed right in front of them. Instead, one sturdy male wolf lifted his forepaw, brandishing his claws at Yang Qi. It was almost as if the wolf was saying “Kid, if you have the guts, come closer.”
This was an act of contempt; a naked provocation.
It was an extremely unusual situation.
What would you think if a wolf brandishes its claws at you, daring you to come closer with an expression like contempt on its face?
This wolf was already very mature and had a thought process similar to that of an adult human but it was that it was not capable of talking like one.
This wolf was already very mature, and it had an intelligence similar to that of an adult human, however, it was incapable of human speech.
But when confronted with this situation, Yang Qi kept calm.
Within the [Dark Corpse Mountains], there were many beasts that were more intelligent than humans. There were even some ancient-level Demonic Beasts that had an intelligence comparable to Qi Lords.
When Yang Qi was young, his father once told him that the Yang Family had gone to hunt within the [Dark Corpse Mountains]. They had encountered a [Golden Rhinoceros] and were chasing it. However, they chased the beast too far and ended up encountering one of the most powerful Demonic Beasts- A [Giant Divine Ape]. [Giant Divine Apes] could display the power of a Qi Lord. This [Giant Divine Ape] was merciful and it only wounded the elders, had it been enraged, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say the Yang Family may not exist.
Yang Qi chided the wolf, ignoring its provocation.
Naturally, the magical wolf could understand what he said. It immediately became enraged and raised its head and howled. It once again raised its paw, and an orb of [Storm QiGong] began to condense in his paw. The orb took the form of a wind blade and its numbers stretched as far as the eye could see, simultaneously racing at Yang Qi.
“Is it the power of storm?”
Yang Qi knew with just one glance that this Devil Wolf’s cultivation was the best among the wolves. It stood at the sixth tier; the tier in which one’s Qi could be condensed into weapons. The storm qi turned into blades, swords, hatchets, pitchforks, hooks and spears, covering the sky. Should a normal person suffer from one of these strikes, they would be butched in an instant, only leaving pieces of their body behind.
Within the forest, killing someone was as easy as cutting grass, Yang Qi was not the least bit worried that the secret of the [Power of Divine Elephant that suppresses Hell] would be leaked. He could use it to his heart’s content.
Confronting the slashes from numerous blades, he sneered. He made a grabbing motion in the air, and a divine Qi shield appeared before rumbling and being pushed forward. The Qi weapons in the sky were instantly shattered wherever the shield went.
In an instant, Yang Qi’s intense aura had suppressed more than 10 magical wolves. With a miserable cry, they crawled along the ground. The might of the [Power of the Divine Elephant that Suppresses Hell] possessed an undeniable oppression over numerous demons and magical beast.
The [Power of the Divine Elephant that Suppresses Hell] held an unquestionable power over numerous demons and magical beasts. In an instant, Yang Qi’s intense aura had suppressed more than 10 of the magical wolves. They cried miserably as they crawled along the ground.
Yang Qi’s body flashed and he instantly arrived beside the majestic, male wolf. The male wolf was immediately thrown far as Yang Qi attacked with his arms. The once majestic wolf had been beaten into a lump of meat patty.
The rest of the [Silver-back magical wolves] reluctantly struggled to stand up, but before they were able to react, an iron fist fell on each of their heads, smashing them to pieces.
A wolf usually has a copper head, an iron back and a tofu-like waist. To injure a wolf, one must hit its waist. But Yang Qi didn’t encounter any problems; his Divine Fists could conquer any protection.
Within 5 breaths of time, all of the wolves had been killed and the ground was littered with their carcasses.
Yang Qi slit open the corpses one after another, taking the fine thumb-sized [Demonic Cores] which exuded an extremely powerful Zhen Qi. In total he found 13 silver [Demonic Cores]. These pellet like cores were unique to the [Silver-Back Devil Wolf]. These cores could easily be used as currency in a black market.
Experts would use these cores to forge Divine Weapons, or infuse the cores into armors. They even directly absorbed the Qi into their bodies.
But direct absorption of Zhen Qi for cultivation is very difficult for a QiGong cultivator to accomplish. One must first purify the energy or risk experiencing QiGong deviation.
“It is a pity, all this fur would be a fortune, but there are more pelts than I can carry so I have to leave them behind.” Looking at the corpses of the 10 or so wolves, Yang Qi was sad to leave these furs behind, each could cost 100 [Qi Gathering Pills] alone.
Next to the wolf corpses, there were also four human bodies. They had been gnawed and mangled so badly that they could hardly be recognized. He could still vaguely make out that there were four youths, three male and one female. They were clearly talented youths from some aristocratic family who had come to the mountains to gain experience but ended up becoming food for these wolves.
Yang Qi casually examined their bodies and found some good weapons and armor on their body along with a pouch with dozens of [Demonic Cores]. Evidently they had killed many [Demonic Beasts].
Yang Qi did not bother about being impolite; he took all of the [Demonic Cores]. Along with several banknotes that he found. In total, they were valued worth more than ten thousand [Qi Gathering Pills].
Unfortunately the [Demonic Beasts] had swallowed nearly all of the [Qi Gathering Pills] that they had with them.
[Demonic Beasts] could not refine medicinal pills and could only rely on their instincts to cultivate. Naturally, when they saw the [Qi Gathering Pills] made by humans, they immediately ate them.
“I’ll bury you guys.”
With a pushing motion of his hand, the surface of the ground caved and a deep pit appeared. These 4 corpses were buried in this pit and then it then became a grave mound.
After burying the four bodies, Yang Qi stood up and with a twirl of his legs, lept onto a large tree. After travelling for a distance, he sat down to meditate and practice his cultivation, circulating his QiGong, maintaining his optimal state of physical strength.
This was still the periphery area of the Dark Corpse Mountains. Once one went deeper into the mountains, they would more frequently encounter dangerous beasts like the [Silver Backed Wolves]. Eventually one would encounter [Golden Rhinoceros]es which were much more difficult to deal with than the [Silver-Back Wolf] as their QiGong cultivation was equivalent to that of an 8th tier expert.
The [Golden Rhinoceros] was a type of primordial beast. The [Demonic Core] within its body was hardly inferior to the [Copper Bell] that he received. No matter what condition their cores’ were in, it would cost 10,000 [Qi Gathering Pills].
“My killing speed is not sufficient; it is hard to arouse my innate potential at my current pace. The Lightning Mammoth is also unable to merge with my body. It seems that I must penetrate through to the dangerous areas, and fight challenging battles to risk my life, in order to breakthrough to the 7th tier.”
After resting for a while, Yang Qi thought about various methods for cultivation. Finally, he decided to go deeper inside the mountains in the hopes of encountering huge groups of Demonic Beasts. The experiences from life or death situations could stimulate his potential and he would be able to easily breakthrough. This dangerous idea was also the most effective method; being in a life or death fight, one would most easily be able to advance to the next realm and improve their cultivation– this was a well-known fact.
In a trice, 3 days had passed.
In these 3 days, Yang Qi had been continuously going deeper into the Dark Corpse Mountains. He had gone so deep that he had discovered areas that the Yang family had not gone before during their Autumn Hunts.
During these 3 days, he had come across countless Demonic Beasts. There were hordes of [Cruor Boars], [Feathered Tigers] , [Vampiric Bats], [Giant Wasps], [Devil Hunting Spiders], [Shadow Mastiffs], [Man-eater Ants]…………. among these there were even powerful Demonic Beasts comparable with experts of 7th tier of QiGong, but Yang Qi had killed every single one of them.
Moreover, Yang Qi had run into danger on several occasions.
For example, he had unknowingly come across several [Man-Eating Ants]; they densely populated regions and swallowed all living things in the area alive. Each and every one of these Ants were the size of a fist and were fierce and terrifying. They would also continuously kill with all their might. Luckily for him his QiGong was very profound; he fought his way through them and escaped.
These 3 days, being in the jungle he had to be vigilant at all times; when hungry he ate [Qi Gathering Pills] and when thirsty he drank water from the springs found in the forest. He also slept with his eyes half-open, otherwise he could have been suddenly attacked and lost his life.
Fortunately, with the mystical efficacy of the [Power of Divine Elephant that suppresses Hell] and the life essence circulated within his body by the Lightning Mammoth, he was able to persist. Several times, his QiGong was pushed to the limit. His body began to change and it became restless. It was as if a flood had accumulated enough to spill over the dam and drown the whole nation.
This was the indication of breaking through a bottleneck.
Rain filtered down through the leaves and branches of the dense forest; it was raining heavily in the Dark Corpse Mountains. In the summer season, the weather changed very rapidly. One moment the sun might shine high in the sky and the next moment there was thunder and torrential rain.
Up in the sky, lightning danced about like silver snakes and the sounds of thunder could be heard one after the other as the rumbles echoed through the mountains. Yang Qi sat on a branch in a huge tree and circulated his QiGong. Suddenly, around his body, a dome made from Qi was formed. Raindrops that fell on top of this dome, slid down its side and this kept his body impeccably dry and clean and thus he did not get soaked by the rain.
Hearing the thunder, Yang Qi felt extremely familiar with it. Even when he was not focused, he was very much one with nature and was in mutual harmony with the thunderbolts in the sky. As the thunderbolt intensely surged down from the high skies, it was all received by his heart.
In the distance, there was a clap of thunder and then a corporeal body was visible. with countless threads of electric currents flickering all around it. It fused with his body, permeating through his and the membrane below it, thus inciting the life force within his body.
Yang Qi appeared unusually carefree while cultivating amidst the thunderstorm. Ever since he had been struck by the lightning, he had felt a familiarity towards the element.
Apart from this, traces of lightning also entered the space within his eyebrows; that was where the Golden Fairy was located within his body.
Yang Qi found out that the Golden Fairy was still a living being, as it was absorbing all the lightning roving in the sky.
“Senior? Senior…..”Immediately, Yang Qi tried to communicate with him, but the Golden Fairy paid no attention to him. Suddenly, the thunder could no longer be heard and the Golden Fairy became motionless.
He wondered what kind of mystical existence this Golden Fairy was.
After the thunderstorm, the whole forest had become flooded with water. Some water that had risen from the lake had also drowned the forest grounds, to the extent that Yang Qi even saw some fish swimming from the lake and into the forest, eating the worms in the water.
Within the flooded forest, some Magical Beasts that were hibernating woke up to take shelter from the nature’s power. When confronting the power of the heavens, every being would appear to be very insignificant.
Yang Qi was also waiting for the rain to stop. While he was practising his cultivation, he was also fiddling with a dragon-eye-fruit-sized, eyeball-like [Demonic Core]. This [Demonic Core] had been obtained when he had fought against a [Devil Hunting Spider] which had a cultivation of the 7th tier of QiGong.
The previous night, there were several [Devil Hunting Spiders] as tall as humans in the swamp. The essence of the sun and the moon was condensed into a circle of light array on their bodies.
[Devil Hunting Spider] was also a kind of primordial beast. It has innate talent with which it can automatically cultivate QiGong. Also, because of its huge size, it could eat people, bears, anything. It could even spurt out threads of spider web into the sky and capture eagles.
It happened often that elite of younger generation of an aristocratic family would come here to kill [Devil Hunting Spiders] but would all end being defeated by these spiders. Even a QiGong 8th tier expert like Yang Shi would not be at an advantage when facing them because the spider could spurt out powerful spider webs.
However, when Yang Qi encountered the [Devil Hunting Spider], he mounted a sneak attack from far. He attacked with his [Spear of the Dark God] and it penetrated through the body of the spider; even that [Devil Hunt Spider] did not know how it died.
After killing this spider, he obtained the [Demonic Core] that was like a dragon-eye fruit. The tyrannical Zhen Qi accumulated within it has some characteristics of [Devil Hunting Spider]. If it were sold in the black market, its value would perhaps be equal to 30K [Qi Gathering Pills].