Translator: Rex Editor: Rex
Inside the purple mist, Greed's eyes faintly opened and released a cold light.
"Although these strange demonic beasts are indeed very powerful, as long as my Seven Magical Needles are controlling it, it won't be able to escape from me! Controlling this king beast means controlling the entire herd! This group of demonic beasts is too strange. If I were to use them properly, then even when old man Ling Tianhou arrives, I will have a way to deal with him!" There was a hint of pride in Greed's eyes.
After he entered the Tide Abyss, he started arranging his own plans. One of them required the integration of an array. However, he suddenly encountered the mosquito beasts. At first he was startled, but then he was ecstatic.
Greed never had a fixed residence; he was always adrift among the stars, heading to wherever there was treasure. This was where the saying "There are always treasures where Greed goes" came from.
He had been to too many places in his life, so he had seen these mosquito beasts before!
When he first saw them, it was on a very desolate planet. Greed was escaping from someone's pursuit and had just come out from an ancient transfer array. As soon as he appeared, he saw something he could never forget!
It was a large space filled with grey gas with only one planet. The planet was purple!
There were countless mosquitoes densely packed together around the planet. The pressure they gave off was so powerful that Greed didn't hesitate at all to use the transfer array to go back.
He would rather face the enemy who was hunting him than face those terrifying beasts.
After seeing the mosquito beasts inside the cracks of the Tide Abyss, an idea immediately entered his mind. Then he carefully sent out his life treasure, the Seven Magical Needles. He used his divine sense to carefully send them into the crack.
All of the mosquito beasts were in hibernation. Greed's heart still held fear for the mosquito beasts ever since the last time he encountered him. He was very careful because he was afraid of awakening them.
He finally found the king mosquito beast. When the needles stabbed into the king mosquito, he immediately escaped from the crack.
That was when Chen Long's group was suddenly trapped by the mosquitos! As for the purple mist, it was an important part of Greed's place!
Greed looked at the surrounding Da Lou Sword Sect disciples and sneered in his heart.
"Among old man Ling Tianhou's disciples, aside from Chen Long, the rest are all trash! This old man has come to the Tide Abyss three times since I arrived at the Demon Spirit Land. I finally determined that within this purple mist is the token that made even Ling Tianhou's and the All-Seer's eyes turn red!
"However, this token is a bit strange. According to my observations, it will only appear at a certain time, and it seems to require some sacrifices…" Greed's eyes seemed to randomly sweep past the Da Lou Sword Sect's disciples, including Chen Long.
"If it wasn't for the fact that I'm worried about the sword energy inside their bodies, I would have already captured these five little ones. Then I would've made them willingly sacrifice themselves instead of being trapped here with them for a hundred years to make them anxious!"
Wang Lin stood on the celestial sword and slowly approached the purple mist from the other side. Shortly after, he detected the purple mist in the distance. This purple mist was extremely dense to the point of almost being solid. It completely blocked the path. Unless they go through this mist they would not be able to reach the exit in the Fire Demon Country.
"Wang Lin, my sword divine sense still can't penetrate this purple mist. This purple mist is very strange, but you can also rest assured that the people trapped inside can't detect you with their divine senses." Zhou Yi's divine sense message came from inside the celestial sword.
Wang Lin nodded and began ponder. The pressure pushing him up from the Tide Abyss was always there. He had to activate the celestial spiritual energy inside his body to stabilize himself.
He stared at the purple mist and frowned. Just at this moment, waves of ripples came from his bag of holding. He split a part of his divine sense to check the bag and immediately saw the mosquito beast. The mosquito beast was restless, and there was even a hint of red in its eyes.
After it noticed Wang Lin's divine sense, it let out a cry.
Wang Lin was rather surprised and withdrew his divine sense. The mosquito beast had always been very obedient and was rarely ever this anxious. He pondered for a bit before slapping his bag of holding, and the mosquito immediately flew out.
The moment it appeared, it let out a cry and flew into the purple mist. Wang Lin's eyes narrowed. He immediately stepped off the celestial sword and caught up with the mosquito beast.
Zhou Yi was surprised and quickly followed.
The purple mist didn't affect the mosquito at all. It entered the mist and disappeared.
Wang Lin was shocked. He didn't know what was going on with the mosquito beast. Fortunately, his connection with the mosquito beast was still there. Wang Lin pondered a bit. Right now wasn't the time to worry about the mosquito beast. He let out a sigh as he focused himself and slowly flew upwards. Inside the celestial sword, Zhou Yi circled around Wang Lin. He had his sword divine sense spread out, observing the surrounding.
Greed didn't notice that cultivators had entered the purple mist. The reason he was able to detect the impact of Wang Lin's and Ling Tianhou's divine senses was because the shock wave traveled directly through the walls. That was the only reason why he was able to detect it.
Wang Lin flew slowly inside the mist and was extremely vigilant. His divine sense had almost no effect inside the purple mist. All he could see before him was thick mist. The one million life seals flashed on his forehead, covering his body. If a crisis occurred, it would earn him the chance to act.
Zhou Yi circled around Wang Lin. While he flew, he suddenly sent out a divine sense message.
"Wang Lin, there is an empty area five kilometers ahead, and there are six people inside! One of them has powerful cultivation, and the clothes the other five wear seem somewhat familiar!"
"Six people!" Wang Lin's eyes lit up.
"I'll let you see!" Zhou Yi's divine sense entered Wang Lin's body and dragged Wang Lin's divine sense into the mist. They pierced through a large amount of purple mist and entered the empty area five kilometers away. The mist before Wang Lin scattered and then six cultivators appeared before his eyes!
"It's them!" Wang Lin immediately recognized the identities of these six people!
Just at this moment, the old man sitting in the middle suddenly opened his eyes. His eyes gave off a golden light as he shouted, "Which fellow cultivator is this? This old man's name is Greed!"
Greed's shout immediately caused the surrounding Da Lou Sword sect disciples' expressions to change greatly, and they suddenly stood up. However, Chen Long didn't, but there was a mysterious light in his eyes. If one looked closer, one would find a hint of joy in his eyes!
Zhou Yi brought Wang Lin's divine sense back into the purple mist and disappeared. Greed's expression was ugly and he let out a cold snort. He slapped his bag of holding, but after hesitating for a moment, he didn't take out a magical treasure.
The other's divine sense was extremely strange, which made him uncertain. This divine sense only looked like an early stage Ascendant cultivator, but there was another divine sense inside. This second divine sense was extremely strong and even contained a very sharp sword intent!
Before he understood the other's ability, Greed wasn't willing to provoke the enemy, especially because he was still injured. His original cultivation was at the Illusory Yin stage, but now it was only at the peak of the late stage of Ascendant. During these countless years, he still wasn't able to recover to the peak.
This didn't mean that Situ Nan was extremely powerful, just that if any cultivator at the Illusory Yin stage were to drop in cultivation, it would take several times more effort to recover it than reaching it! After all, the Illusory Yin and Corporeal Yang were key steps between the first a second steps. They were like the moment when the butterfly breaks out from its cocoon.
Even for Situ Nan, if it wasn't for the fact that he was being nourished by a mysterious force inside the heaven defying bead and his talent was simply too amazing, he wouldn't have recovered his cultivation.
However, although Greed's cultivation was limited to the peak of the late stage of Ascendant, his cultivation wasn't something an Ascendant cultivator would have. Adding on the treasures he obtained over the countless years, even a Illusory Yin cultivator would require a lot of effort to kill him. If they were careless for a moment, they would allow Greed to escape.
Zhou Yi brought Wang Lin's divine sense back and they returned to their own bodies.
"Among the six of them, five of them are disciples of the Da Lou Sword Sect, and the last one… is called Greed!" Wang Lin didn't explain too much about Greed.
"Da Lou Sword Sect! Yes, no wonder I felt something familiar… Da Lou Sword Sect!! Wang Lin, what do you plan to do?" Zhou Yi's cold voice came from the celestial sword.
Wang Lin pondered a bit and said, "Senior, don't you find this strange… This Greed's cultivation level is very high and all of Ling Tianhou's disciples even have a piece of Ling Tianhou's sword energy. Junior also knows that they disappeared about one hundred years ago. Taking all that into account, Junior is eighty percent sure that unless they have been trapped here for one hundred years, they must have a reason for staying here!"
"Also, Senior, did you notice that one of the Da Lou Sword Sect disciples revealed a glimmer of joy in his eyes? I checked his cultivation level and found him to be at the early stage of Ascendant. Our of everyone who has reached the Ascendant, which one isn't extremely cunning? How could he reveal such an obvious look of joy… That look of joy was obviously a signal!"
Wang Lin faintly smiled, and there was a flash of wisdom in his eyes. He analyzed, "This Da Lou Sword Sect disciple is interesting. He is using that look of joy to tell us that they aren't together with Greed. That should be a plea for help."
Zhou Yi's figure appeared above the celestial sword. He meaningfully looked at Wang Lin with shock in his eyes. For the first time, he felt Wang Lin's terror! Wang Lin's cultivation level was only at the early stage of Ascendant. If he hadn't given Wang Lin the Ascendant Crystal, Wang Lin probably wouldn't have managed to make it past the life and death trial.
In Zhou Yi's mind, Wang Lin was a righteous and sentimental junior. Although he was grateful, Wang Lin didn't have the same status as him.
However, Zhou Yi's impression of Wang Lin changed greatly after hearing Wang Lin's words.
"This child's schemes run deep and he makes very keen observations; it is something I rarely see! This wisdom is extremely terrifying, especially with how decisively this child acts. To be able to reach this cultivation level in merely one thousand years was definitely not due to luck! I really underestimated him before!"
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