Chapter 765: Side Story 1: Traveling Together
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Thank you, Fellow Daoists, for saving my life. Pfft, wow...”
The black fog spread everywhere. Dozens of Qi Refinement cultivators turned into rays of light and shuttled back and forth, quickly eliminating the group of Black Beasts that had gathered.
At the side of the battleground, a bearded middle-aged man was lying on a white cloud and vomiting blood.
The man and woman beside the middle-aged man who had quarreled with him half a day ago and followed behind their “Big Sister” were guarding him unwillingly.
“You must be doing it on purpose. You must be doing it on purpose!”
The young female immortal gritted her teeth and cursed, “I advise you to give up on that thought. My big sister doesn’t even care about those elegant young masters who are Golden Immortals, let alone you, a rude person.”
The middle-aged man, who was also Li Changshou’s paper effigy that did not have the power of soul essence, revealed an awkward expression when he heard that. He looked at the Black Beast tide with lingering fear and closed his eyes to sigh.
The male immortal at the side hurriedly said, “Yunyun, we saw it just now. This senior was searching here with someone and was attacked by a large number of Black Beasts. He took the initiative to stay behind to cover the retreat. That’s why he was seriously injured. It seems too risky to be an act.”
Li Changshou thought, ‘Young man, you’re still young.’
Before he could explain, he received a coquettish reply.
Yunyun stomped her feet. “Li Tianchao! You actually helped him but not me! Do you still treat me as your little fairy!?!”
“Of course I do, of course, I do.”
“Tell me, is he acting on purpose?”
“This senior is already so seriously injured. If we say that again, he will feel terrible.”
“Hmph! You really put other people’s feelings before mine. I said that he has ulterior motives. I don’t care, I don’t care. Say it with me!”
“Alright, alright. Don’t be angry. It won’t be good if you get too obsessed. This senior might not have such a pure motive.”
Li Changshou: Ah, this young man is an immortal envoy. I’ll give him a letter of recommendation later. The Heavenly Courts need such kind-hearted, patient, and flexible talents.
The battle in the distance quickly ended. The Qi Refinement cultivators who rushed over later did not obtain any benefits. The beast tide, which was not considered small, had already calmed down.
An immortal cloud floated over. A few figures were standing on it. They were the leader of the group and her friends.
“Hahaha!” A male cultivator looked at Li Changshou’s paper effigy and raised his head to laugh loudly. “I’ve gained a lot this time. If I do something, I’ll be able to match the earnings from the past two to three days!”
“No wonder there are not many Black Beasts that can be found. They are all gathered together.”
Apart from the leader, the few of them laughed. It was as if whoever had a louder voice would have killed more Black Beasts.
The “Big Sister” landed beside Li Changshou’s paper effigy and said calmly, “Fellow Daoist, how are your injuries?”
“I’m fine.” Li Changshou coughed weakly. He stood up and bowed. “Thank you for saving me, Fellow Daoist. I’ve troubled you.”
“Big Sister” nodded slowly.
Logically speaking, she should be polite at this moment. However, this “Big Sister” was clearly not an ordinary person.
“Since you know that you almost implicated others, why are you still staying here? The Black Beast is a ferocious beast of the Chaos. It is an enemy of living beings. According to the rules, self-preservation is the priority here. Next time, no one will save you.”
Li Changshou’s paper effigy could only perspire. He took out a few bottles of pills from his sleeve. “These are my compensation. I’ve troubled you.”
“Big Sister” did not accept it. She turned around and rode a cloud. She said to her friends, “Go to the last safe spot and rest. I’ll send him out of the black fog.”
“Big Sister, let’s send him off!”
“There’s no need for me to personally send this fellow.”
“I’ve already decided.” There was a hint of sternness in the “Big Sister” ‘s voice. The others immediately shut up and looked at the porcelain bottle in Li Changshou’s paper effigy’s hand, finding it a huge pity.
Therefore, the group of Qi Refinement cultivators temporarily separated. The “big sister” brought the alchemist who had been saved just now and rode a cloud towards the edge of the black fog. The remaining few people retreated to the safety point that the Qi Refinement cultivators had established vigilantly.
There were enough array formations at the safe house, simple goods stalls, and a few experts sent by the Heavenly Courts to preside over them.
On the white cloud that was flying forward, Li Changshou turned to look at the figure beside him and pondered.
Although he had already found an opportunity to interact with her according to the plan, what should he say next?
“Hi, long time no see?”
That would be too awkward.
If I ask her warmly, “Junior Sister, why didn’t you come here to take the Nine Revolutions Golden Pill?”
That’s not good either.
I cannot use any tricks on Toxic Junior Sister. If word gets out, it would be too embarrassing.
“Who sent you?”
The woman suddenly said.
Who is Li Changshou?
How could he easily feel that he had been seen through? At that moment, he did not panic at all. He asked weakly, “Fellow Daoist, what are you saying?”
“Big Sister” turned to look at him. She seemed to be able to see through people’s hearts with her bright eyes behind the faceplate.
Unfortunately, he had chosen the wrong opponent.
“Isn’t that so?”
She retracted her gaze and said calmly, “It’s just a misunderstanding. Fellow Daoist, don’t take it to heart.”
“I don’t mind, I don’t mind.” Li Changshou smiled and said, “Fellow Daoist, your background seems to be quite extraordinary. Of course, I don’t have any intention of asking about your background. I’m just a little curious.”
However, she remained silent. She rode a cloud and was on guard against the people around her.
Li Changshou sighed in his heart.
After running around outside, Youqin Xuanya had learned a lot but she had also suffered plenty of hardships before learning to be vigilant.
“I have a friend,” Li Changshou said warmly. “He had a disease previously. If a woman touches him, he will...”
An ear-piercing and strange roar suddenly sounded from behind, cutting off Li Changshou’s voice.
The “Big Sister” was slightly stunned. She quickly stopped the cloud and turned to look at the source of the roar.
There, black fog soared into the sky!
Black smoke swept in all directions like a landslide and a tsunami. Lightning erupted and thunder rumbled. The lightning vaguely depicted a mountain-like outline.
For example, the peerless demon was not a living being of the Three Realms.
The big sister slowly spat out. The sword case behind her began to tremble slightly.
Suddenly, the big sister clenched her slender hands. Her ponytail swayed gently, and she turned into a golden beam of light that soared into the sky and pounced at the Heaven-rank Black Beast.
At the safe spot.
The place where the Black Beast appeared was the safe place where her companion had gone previously!
“Hey! Fellow Daoist, don’t be anxious!”
Li Changshou’s paper effigy shouted from behind, but the voice that was enhanced by his immortal power could not catch up to her back.
Her personality did not change at all.
At that moment, figures flew out of the black fog, bringing hundreds of streams of light.
All the Qi Refinement cultivators who believed that they had the ability to participate in the battle flew towards the Heaven-tier Black Beast at the same time.
Li Changshou could not help but tilt his head.
It was because the hatred of the Heaven-rank Black Beasts was too high, causing the Qi Refinement cultivators to be indignant. They wanted to rush forward even if they were not afraid of death.
Or did I underestimate the morals of the Qi Refinement cultivators of the Three Realms? Everyone has a noble Dao heart that protects the Three Realms, protects the weak, and is willing to die?
When other Bosses appeared, it would be the Black Wind Scroll and the Cosmic Cycle. There would definitely be a wave of participants who would die tragically to highlight the ruthlessness of the Boss.
Why did the Black Beast Clan’s Boss appear...
“Quick! Move quickly! A little powder from a Heaven-rank Black Beast can make a fortune!”
“Charge! There won’t be a chance later!”
“Kill this Black Beast before those scoundrels from the Heavenly Courts come!”
Li Changshou listened to the shouts in the wind, and his forehead was engulfed by black lines.
Eh? Where did the sound of trumpets come from?
Suddenly, he heard the sound of trumpets breaking through the sky. He saw a large number of seven-colored clouds appear above the endless black fog. Below the clouds, forty-nine extremely thick pillars of light shone, illuminating a small portion of the black fog.
Li Changshou found that scene familiar but also unfamiliar. He felt emotional and helpless.
The Heavenly Courts’ Descent Array!
When red satin flew out of the pillar of light, the playing of the trumpets reached a climax. Heavenly Soldiers and Heavenly Generals, whose bodies were shining with golden light and silver light, flew out. Although there were only thousands of them, their cultivation levels reached the Heaven Immortal realm.
It was obvious that this was one of the most elite combat forces of the Heavenly Courts.
The Qi Refinement cultivators who had flown towards the Heaven-ranked Black Beast previously all stopped. There were even a few impatient people who scolded the Heavenly Courts for always cutting off their path to wealth.
At that moment, the Qi Refinement cultivators turned around and left without any reluctance. It was as if they had seen many such scenes.
The “Big Sister” who was rushing forward heaved a sigh of relief and slowed down.
Thousands of Heavenly Soldiers and Heavenly Generals appeared and immediately set up the Yin-Yang Array. With the Heavenly Courts’ power of merit, the lightning defeated the black smoke and the chains completely sealed the huge Black Beast.
In just a moment, the strange-looking, multi-limbed Black Beast only struggled symbolically under the suppression of the Heavenly Soldiers and Heavenly Generals. It had already lost the ability to retaliate.
That was not the end.
In the middle pillar of light, dozens of figures slowly flew out. The dozen or so Yellow-scarved Strongmen in front carried more than ten huge bronze mirrors. The figures flying behind each held a small bronze mirror and kept adjusting it.
Bian Zhuang was dressed in bright golden armor and a winged golden helmet. He swaggered over slowly with his men.
A Heavenly Soldier shouted, “The Heavenly Courts’ Heavenly River Navy Marshal has arrived~”
The Heavenly Generals and fairies, who had been adjusting the copper mirrors, immediately rushed forward.
“Marshal Bian, you have to give us a good location this time!”
“Marshal, you promised us the last time we drank. This time, let’s broadcast your mighty and heroic figure together!”
“Ahem.” Bian Zhuang waved his hand. “Don’t be anxious. There are people in the front. Find a place and split it. You have to broadcast my No. 3 in the southwest.”
He would highlight a profession.
Li Changshou was rendered speechless.
The immortals quickly got busy. The Heavenly Soldiers and Heavenly Generals specially blew away the black fog around the Black Beast and revealed the complete details of the Black Beast in front of the bronze mirrors.
“Ling Xiao’s copper mirror live-streaming platform. This is Ling Xiao’s bronze mirror live-streaming platform. Just now, the Heavenly Courts’ soldiers fought bravely and suppressed a rare Heaven-ranked Black Beast. Next, we will broadcast how to destroy a Black Beast.”
Ah? The Heavenly Courts’ officials are out?
When he looked at the drums, Bian Zhuang had already raised his left hand and started a tongue-twister performance.
Many Qi Refinement cultivators rushed over to watch, including the “sisters” who had gone to the safe place previously.
It should have been a huge battle, but the style was extremely fast.
Since everyone is so free, should we arrange for the revised script of the Journey to the West?
Li Changshou shook his head. Just as he was about to send a voice transmission to Youqin Xuanya to remind her, he left. His ears twitched slightly, and he suddenly heard an obscure cry.
The reason why it was obscure was that the sobbing was a little difficult to understand.
It was as if they should not exist in this world. The living beings in the Primordial World and the owner of the voice could not understand each other.
I’m so envious of the vibrance of the world.
Li Changshou’s expression suddenly turned solemn. He stared at the Black Beast lying on the ground and pondered.
“It’s so upsetting. It’s as if we were originally living beings here, but because of our ugliness, we are isolated from the authority to enter this world.”
“I’m so lonely. Can you guys accompany me back to play?”
A cluster of pale-white flames strangely ignited on the Black Beast’s neck. In the next moment, it enveloped the Black Beast that was as large as a mountain!
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