Chapter 145 – Heaven-Corroding Pearl
Translator: Mr Voltaire
The runes in the Heaven-Devouring Tower came to life with a slight thought from Xiao Yun. However, at this moment, the poisonous liquid corroded the vortex and shot towards the insides of the tower.
The runes flashed and descended towards the poisonous liquid. Fortunately, the poisonous liquid had been greatly weakened after passing through the Martial Spirit, and by the time it got to these runes, much of its corroding effects had been lost. Despite this, the runes were unable to stop the poisonous liquid for a long time, and a few drops were able to make it past the runes.
Another wave of runes descended from the walls of the tower, but it was too late.
A few drops got through? Xiao Yun sensed the situation within the Heaven-Devouring Tower, feeling dumbfounded. Would the Heaven-Devouring Tower be damaged?
A few drops of the poisonous liquid landed within the tower, giving off an azure smoke and a sizzling sound. As Xiao Yun nervously watched, he found that a light flashed as a vortex appeared on the floor of the tower and devoured the poisonous liquid.
“It’s fine!” Xiao Yun exclaimed as he calmed down. The Heaven-Devouring Tower’s profoundness had greatly exceeded his expectations.
However, just as he was about to relax, his mind tensed up. Ahead, there was a drop of the poisonous liquid that had flown quite far and was about to fall onto the sleeping Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s body.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was currently covered with a fiery seal on which flaming inscriptions gave off a searing and mysterious aura. Xiao Yun felt incredibly worried for the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow since he knew how monstrous this Heaven Dread Water was.
“Will it be able to stop that poisonous liquid?” Xiao Yun’s heart trembled and felt a bit regretful because of his carelessness.
The drop of poisonous liquid landed on the fiery seal that surrounded the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow, causing a fiery light to erupt out. Evidently, this fiery seal would protect the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow in times of danger.
However, the fiery light was dissolved by the poisonous liquid in a single breath’s time. There was a sizzling sound as the liquid landed on the fiery seal.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s True Fire was quite extraordinary, and possessed a devouring power which greatly weakened the poisonous liquid. However, a hole was still burned through the seal, and the poisonous liquid was about to reach the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow.
Xiao Yun felt as if his heart was in his throat. If the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow could not stop it, would it die? Xiao Yun continuously called out to the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow, feeling incredibly worried.
A cry sounded out from within the fiery seal. “Holy crap, what sort of poison is this?” The seal trembled and turned into a flaming vortex, devouring that poison.
“It’s awake?” Xiao Yun let out a breath of relief as he heard the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s voice. That poisonous liquid had been weakened again and again, so surely the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow could deal with it, right?
The flaming vortex gave off a monstrous aura, flashing with runes as if it could incinerate and devour everything. After a while, the vortex’s aura became subdued and as ripples emanated out, a flaming bird appeared.
“Lil Yun, what’s going on? This Lord has only been asleep for a few days, and I wake up to find such a lethal poison? Luckily I’ve broken through and become much more powerful, otherwise I would have been dissolved into nothing by that poison,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as it rolled its eyes.
“It was a mistake, a mistake,” Xiao Yun said apologetically.
Xiao Yun felt quite happy as he saw the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was safe and sound.
“That was a pretty big mistake,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said. “That’s right, why did I sense you annoying me when I was breaking through? What happened? Shouldn’t you be participating in the Heaven Origin Sect’s examination?”
A trace of killing intent surfaced within Xiao Yun’s heart.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow asked with a strange expression, “What’s with your aura? Did something happen?”
“Mm.” Xiao Yun sighed and told Heaven-Devouring Sparrow what had happened over the past few days.
“What?!” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow was furious as he said, “That Qiu family’s way too arrogant and they’ve gone too far. Don’t worry, now that this Lord has returned to the Essence Core realm, I’ll go and slaughter those little brats. Goddamit, they think that they can bully my subordinate?”
“Your what?” Xiao Yun felt quite touched, but when he heard the last sentence, he rolled his eyes.
“Ah – my brother. My brother,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow laughed apologetically.
Xiao Yun ignored it and asked, “You’ve returned to the Essence Core realm?”
“Mm,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow nodded.
“What sort of Essence Core realm experts can you deal with?” Xiao Yun asked.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said proudly, “The First or Second Layer of the Essence Core realm should be no problem for me. Of course, if this Lord’s life is in danger, I’ll be able to kill even Third Layer Essence Core realm cultivators. Don’t worry, with both of us, you won’t have to fear anyone. Plus, as long as you have the resources, who can compare to you?”
“Mm.” Xiao Yun nodded. His talent was quite exceptional, but he lacked resources. As long as he had enough resources, he would be able to quickly become stronger. When the time came, he would not have to fear anyone else, and now that the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had regained most of its strength, it felt much more confident.
“Lil Yun, what are you doing now?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s eyes suddenly lit up and it sent its spirit sense out. “Why is there an aura that can even corrode this Lord’s spirit sense? Eh? What’s that plant?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow felt incredibly shocked.
“This is the Heaven Dread Chasm, and we’re within the Heaven Dread Water. The poisonous liquid just then was from that azure plant. I have no idea what it is exactly,” Xiao Yun replied.
Heaven-Devouring Sparrow gasped, “Heaven Dread Water? This is the seventh ranked mystical water in the ten ancient waters, an incredibly lethal poison! Why would there be such a thing in this place?”
“10 ancient waters?” Xiao Yun muttered. It was the first time he had heard of this.
“Eh, is that your Martial Spirit?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow suddenly cried out, “Your Martial Spirit can actually suppress that azure orchid? Holy crap, just what is that Martial Spirit of yours? Could it be that it’s one of the 10 Great Martial Spirits of the ancient times?”
Apart from this, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow could not think of why Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit was so powerful.
“One of the 10 Great Martial Spirits?” Xiao Yun said, “I don’t know either.”
However, Xiao Yun was now able to let out a sigh of relief since he found that his Martial Spirit had released its true halo of light and was now suppressing the azure orchid. As the Martial Spirit’s runes of light descended, the azure orchid continuously shrank, as if it was going to be taken in by Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit.
“Looks like my Martial Spirit will be able to deal with it.” Just then, Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit had only created the image of its spirit ring and had not brought out its true spirit ring within Xiao Yun’s sea of consciousness. Now that it had gone all out, it had finally subdued that azure orchid.
Even though the crisis was over, Xiao Yun felt quite confused – just what was his Martial Spirit trying to do?
Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit enveloped the azure orchid and dragged it over.
“You want me to fuse with this azure orchid?” Xiao Yun asked in surprise.
Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit trembled and buzzed in response as one of its branches nodded.
“Fuse with it?” Xiao Yun slightly frowned as he looked at the azure orchid.
This azure orchid no longer had the ability to harm Xiao Yun, but it had not been completely subdued either. Even his Martial Spirit could only temporarily seal the azure orchid, which was still fighting back against the jade-green light. It gave off waves of azure runes of light as it tried to escape.
Moreover, this was only because the azure orchid’s spirit ring had not fully formed. Otherwise, even Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit would not have been able to suppress it so easily. After all, the poisonous liquid it had shot out made even Xiao Yun feel fear. How could he fuse with such a dangerous thing?
However, Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit continuously buzzed, urging him to do it.
“That Martial Spirit seems to have quite a bit of intelligence.” Within the Heaven-Devouring Tower, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow felt quite surprised as it looked at the bound azure orchid. Since Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit had sealed it off, its spirit sense was not corroded, allowing it to see the azure orchid. Upon seeing it, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow reacted violently and cried, “Holy crap, it’s a Heaven-Corroding Pearl! This azure orchid is actually rooted in the Heaven-Corroding Pearl; no wonder why it’s so heaven-defying and can release such terrifying Heaven Dread Water. It’s a pity that this Heaven-Corroding Pearl’s runes are damaged and is more or less a piece of rubbish. Otherwise, this azure orchid would be even more heaven-defying, and your Martial Spirit would not be able to deal with it at all.”
“What? Heaven-Corroding Pearl?” Xiao Yun asked in surprise, “That pearl under the azure orchid?”
“Mm,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow nodded. “Boy, your Martial Spirit wants you to control this treasure!”
“Control this treasure?” Xiao Yun narrowed his eyes as he examined the pearl. Since even the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had reacted in such a way, it was definitely something quite special. “No wonder why I felt that pearl was quite extraordinary when I saw it.”
“What’s so special about that pearl?” Xiao Yun asked.
“This Heaven-Corroding Pearl is a poisonous pearl and is a divine item left behind by an ancient supreme expert. It’s said that it contains the most poisonous water under the heavens, and can rot the earth and corrode the heavens, which is why it’s called the Heaven-Corroding Pearl. Even though this pearl is damaged, if it can be repaired, it can still give off its miraculous effects,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said seriously. “Since this azure orchid is able to take root in the Heaven-Corroding Pearl, it must be quite extraordinary. If you fuse with it, perhaps you’ll become the master of this pearl, and will be able to use it in future.”
“The most poisonous water under the heavens? It’s that powerful?” Xiao Yun felt quite stunned.
“That’s right,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow replied. “Come to think of it, your Martial Spirit’s quite profound as well; it could actually detect such a thing and told you to fuse with it. I’m sure that after it grows, it will become even more terrifying. I just can’t imagine how a boy like you can have such good luck.”
“Haha, I guess I just have good luck,” Xiao Yun laughed.
If he hadn’t been forced down this chasm by Qiu Yu Hao, how could he have discovered such a mysterious being?