Chapter 94 – Enemies Meet On A Narrow Path
Translator: Mr Voltaire
After the snow-white little beast saw this dewdrop, it sniffed at it with its nose. After smelling it, it revealed a look of delight as it hurriedly grabbed the dewdrop and devoured it whole. As the dense vital essence of life spread throughout its body, its eyes narrowed in intoxication. The look of bliss on its face looked just like a little child eating a delicious piece of candy.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow muttered, “Is that thing really that great?”
After the dewdrop was absorbed into the little beast’s body, changes started to manifest on its body. Its snow-white fur seemed to become more glossy, and the vital essence of life within it became stronger as well.
After a while, the snow-white little beast opened its eyes, revealing a gentle expression as it looked at Xiao Yun and spoke in a small voice.
“You want more?” When he saw this little beast’s expression, Xiao Yun felt speechless.
The snow-white little beast nodded its head, looking charmingly naïve. Its expression was incredibly earnest, and its gemstone-like eyes stared at Xiao Yun as it almost drooled again.
Xiao Yun shrugged. “Sorry, I don’t have anymore. You can go down now.” After saying this, he pushed the snow-white little beast off his shoulder.
The snow-white little beast jumped down to the ground, but then jumped back onto his shoulder with a whoosh, continuously making its ‘yiya’ sounds.
Xiao Yun rolled his eyes, feeling quite amused – it seemed like this little fellow had become attached to him. This made Xiao Yun think of the Violet Vine trying to steal the dewdrops back then.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said to him, “Lil Yun, just accept it.”
“Accept it?” Xiao Yun felt quite surprised – this little fellow was an absolute glutton; how could he accept it? However he quickly understood why the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had said this. This little fellow was very powerful, and seemed to have an extraordinary background.
“This little thing’s bloodline is quite extraordinary. In fact, I suspect that it’s an ancient variant beast,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said.
Xiao Yun said in surprise, “Ancient variant beast? Even more powerful than your bloodline?”
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow rolled its eyes and said, “Demon beasts all have their own strengths and weaknesses; how can it be so easy to determine what bloodline is more powerful?”
Xiao Yun also knew that trying to determine strength in such a way was futile.
“Since it’s like this, I’ll just accept it.” Xiao Yun nodded his head and narrowed his eyes as he smiled at the snow-white little beast on his shoulder and said, “Big brother really doesn’t have anymore right now; I’ll give you some more in future, alright?”
The snow-white little beast continuously nodded, seeming incredibly happy. It continuously blinked with its long eyelashes, which looked quite charming. If it wasn’t covered in soft fur, people might have thought that it was a doll.
When he saw how cute and meek this snow-white little beast seemed, Xiao Yun smiled and walked forwards.
“Lil Yun, just what is that jade-green dewdrop of yours?” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow asked.
“It’s a secret,” Xiao Yun said as he smiled.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow rolled its eyes. “Screw you. That’s what you always say.” Whenever it asked about this matter in the past, Xiao Yun had always avoided the question.
“Can you give me a drop to taste?” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow asked.
Xiao Yun replied, “Sure. But all of these Fire Crystal Coral will be mine.”
“This…” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow hesitated.
With a slight thought, Xiao Yun brought out a flame-red dewdrop. This was a dewdrop from the Fire Essence Qi sub-branch.
“What dense vital essence of life, and it even contains Fire Essence Qi; this is simply too miraculous. It’s even rarer than a medicinal pill!” After seeing this dewdrop, a burning gaze appeared within the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s eyes. It hurriedly stretched out its claws as it said, “Hurry and give it to me!”
However, before the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow could take it, the snow-white little beast rushed up.
After grabbing the flame-red dewdrop, the snow-white little beast immediately devoured it.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow roared, “You little scumbag! You little brat dared to steal this Lord’s things?”
The snow-white little beast glared at the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow, and a white blade-like light shot towards it.
“That attack contains a strange aura.” This time, Xiao Yun’s eyes focused in concentration, sensing the little beast’s attack.
Just as the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow leapt over, it was sent flying by the white light, and could not touch this little beast at all.
“This Lord’s going to devour you!” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow became furious, and opened its mouth, about to attack.
Xiao Yun said, “Stop yelling. I still have another one.” Following this, he took out another dewdrop. He had saved up quite a few of these, and had not used them yet.
“Another one?” When he saw this, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow hurriedly grabbed it and immediately swallowed it.
“It really is vital essence of life; it’s able to help me recover my strength faster.” Just as it devoured the dewdrop, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s eyes lit up.
After consuming that dewdrop, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s aura became stronger and contained more vitality.
After the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s fleshly body was destroyed, it had ‘died’. If it wanted to revive, it needed vitality. This caused the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow to feel quite excited – this vital essence of life was just what it needed!
The snow-white little beast’s eyes narrowed into slits as it continuously tried to curry favour with Xiao Yun. Evidently, these Fire Essence Qi dewdrops were also very useful to it, and it started to beg for more.
“Lil Yun, just where did you get these things?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow asked in great interest after consuming that flame-red dewdrop.
“As long as I gather enough Fire Essence Qi, I’ll be able to create these things,” Xiao Yun said as he smiled.
“It’s so miraculous?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow almost couldn’t believe it.
Xiao Yun nodded and said, “So don’t fight with me over these things.”
“As long as you can keep giving me these Fire Essence Qi dewdrops, that’ll be enough,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as it laughed. These dewdrops were much better than that Fire Essence Qi from the Fire Crystal Coral.
Xiao Yun walked over to the reef of Fire Crystal Coral. With a slight thought, the Martial Spirit in his sea of consciousness trembled and a branch extended out, stabbing into the coral as it started to absorb the Fire Essence Qi.
When it saw the Martial Spirit’s branch, the snow-white little beast gulped down a mouthful of saliva. Its gemstone-like eyes glittered, as it wanted to rush up and bite it. However, after seeing Xiao Yun glare at it, it shrank its neck back and covered its eyes with its little paws, trying to forget about the branch.
After being absorbed by Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit, the large reef of Fire Crystal Coral completely disappeared, while the Fire Essence Qi sub-branch once again became thicker and longer.
Under the nourishing of the Fire Essence Qi, the Violet Flame Martial Spirit seemed to develop in quality and nature. 2 hours later, all of the Fire Crystal Coral were completely absorbed by Xiao Yun, and another leaf appeared on the Fire Essence Qi sub-branch. Now, there were 2 Fire Essence Qi leaves, and fog gathered above it, preparing to condense another dewdrop.
While Xiao Yun was absorbing the Fire Essence Qi within the Fire Crystal Coral, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow had not been dallying; it was also absorbing the Fire Essence Qi around it. As a Fire-attributed divine beast, with fire as its source of life, every bit that it absorbed made it stronger.
Of course, if it had any medicinal ingredients or pills that could increase spirit energy, the rate would become even faster.
After they had absorbed much Fire Essence Qi from this fire lake, Xiao Yun and the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow finally left. The snow-white little beast followed behind them, looking determined to follow Xiao Yun.
“It’s a pity that it can’t speak,” Xiao Yun said as he shook his head; it looked very cute.
Since this snow-white little beast had appeared here, it was definitely familiar with this place. If it could talk, it would be easier to ask it about some things here. That way, Xiao Yun might be able to obtain a legacy or treasure.
The snow-white little beast seemed to understand what Xiao Yun was thinking. After gesturing for a bit, it pulled Xiao Yun in a certain direction. Xiao Yun grinned – it seemed that this little fellow was quite intelligent.
Xiao Yun followed the little beast, and they finally stopped at a ruin. This was a dilapidated palace hall, and had long since become a pile of rubble. Within it, one could see bones and corpses.
“Was this an ancient sect?” Xiao Yun looked around. Even though it was a pile of rubble, he could tell that it was most likely once a meeting place for a sect.
“Since it belonged to a sect, there should be things left behind within it,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as its eyes lit up and it sent its senses out.
This place was incredibly decrepit – the corpses were in terrible shape, and even their weapons were falling apart. Xiao Yun continuously searched around, trying to find something.
Finally, he felt some ripples.
“It’s a damaged armament,” Xiao Yun said as he took out an item. It was a flame-red halberd that was about 3 metres long, and had scale-like runes on it. After examining it, he found some incredibly small inscriptions as well.
“This is a spiritual armament,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as it came over. After looking at it for a while it said, “From its aura, it’s quite an extraordinary spiritual armament. It’s a pity that it has been damaged and many of its runes have been destroyed. It will be difficult to unleash its true power.”
“A spiritual armament?” Xiao Yun felt quite excited. Not just anyone could have such a weapon! Within the Violet Cloud County, he had never seen such a weapon before – it was evident how rare spiritual armaments were. Even some of the ancient families in the Moonwind Kingdom would rarely have weapons like this.
“Eh, there’s someone over there.”
“It’s that brat from before; he actually didn’t die.”
“What’s that in his hands?” Just as Xiao Yun was happily looking at the halberd in his hands, he heard other people’s voices. Not too far away, 2 cultivators were slowly walking towards him. Both of them were elders from the Scarlet Fire Gang.
One of the late stage True Essence realm elders said, “Is that a spiritual armament?”
“Seems like it,” the other elder replied. “Haha, we’ve struck gold this time!”
After this, the 2 of them swaggered towards Xiao Yun.
“The Scarlet Fire Gang’s people?” Xiao Yun lightly raised his eyebrows as he looked over. After seeing these 2 elders, his gaze became cold. He remembered how these 2 people had tried to force him into his death.
“They’ve come at a good time,” the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow said as its eyes flashed. “Let’s take care of them.”
“Yiya?” Beside them, the snow-white little beast looked up at Xiao Yun, as if it was asking him what was going on.
“They’re just 2 despicable people,” Xiao Yun replied.
As he looked back at those 2 people from the Fire Scarlet Gang, the look in his eyes became icy cold. If he hadn’t possessed his abilities, he would have died on that bridge. How could he not take revenge on them?