Reigning Supreme With Pets - Chapter 12
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Oh, Master Li…” Qin Feng stretched his hand out and shouted anxiously. Something was not quite right about that black-robed old priest. It seemed like he had used both of them as bait, purposefully luring Li Tianchou over.
He wanted to alert Li Tianchou but his internal organs were hurting and the pain had not subsided at all. Hence, his movements were quite slow. Before he managed to get his words out, Li Tianchou had already chased after the black-robed priest into the distance.
“I hope everything turns out well,” Qin Feng shook his head helplessly.
Li Tianchou was a cultivator in the ninth Foundation Establishment stage, under ordinary circumstances he should not be in any danger. However, that black-robed Daoist priest might have set up some trap spells in this forest. Even though he was aware of Li Tianchou’s reputation, he still wanted to lure him over. This showed that he was confident that he could beat him.
If Li Tianchou was killed by that black-robed priest, Qin Yang, Qin Feng, and even all the people who had come out tonight would have a high chance of being killed by that Daoist priest.
The black-robed priest riding on his black wind increased in speed and within a few moments, he returned to the site where he had prepared a spell formation in advance. He darted into the spell formation which was surrounded by a cloud of dark fog.
Li Tianchou saw this and his heart shuddered in shock as he hurried to stop in his tracks. His eyes flashed with a cold light as he stared into the dark fog.
He could see that the black-robed priest had flown onto an altar in the middle of the formation. There he stood waving his Hundred Ghost Banner which was emanating wave after wave of evil energy, adding power to the spell formation.
At the same time, he could see Zhao Jinglei and the others wearing frightened expressions as they huddled tightly together. They were relying on the special high-quality spirit tool on Zhao Jinglei’s body, the Nine Lightning Veil to shield them from the attacks of the ghost and ghouls in the evil killing intent smog outside.
The Nine Lightning Veil was specially handcrafted by the Zhao family patriarch and gifted to Zhao Jinglei to act as a protective top-quality spirit tool. When used to attack enemies, its power was astonishing; if used defensively, it could transform into a barrier to protect oneself.
Unfortunately, even though Zhao Jinglei had consumed many elixirs to restore his spiritual energy, after such a long period of exertion his entire body’s worth of spiritual energy had already been completely consumed. If not for the rest of the group who helped with their spiritual energy, he might have collapsed ages ago.
Even then, they had all reached their limit and would be completely devoid of spiritual energy at any time. Once the Nine Lightning Veil gave up, all of them would definitely find it hard to escape with their lives. Their souls would be taken by the black-robed priest to refine into evil ghosts.
Li Tianchou saw this and he could not help but feel worried and anxious.
Whether Zhao Jinglei and the others lived or died was not his concern but the most crucial thing was that they must not die in front of him.
As he thought about this, Li Tianchou stopped caring about anything else and with a flash of his body, he raced into the formation. He rushed straight in the direction of that black-robed old man. As long as he killed that black-robed evil cultivator and destroyed the spell formation, Zhao Jinglei and the others would naturally be free of their impending doom.
“Hahahaha…” the black-robed Daoist priest cackled gleefully as he saw Li Tianchou rushing into the formation he had set up as expected.
“I was just worrying that these junior cultivators’ souls were too weak and that I was still lacking a main soul. What a coincidence that a Foundation Establishment cultivator presented himself. This is good, this is extremely good.”
The black-robed priest said with a face full of jubilance, “Since you entered my formation, you better not leave now. Obediently surrender your soul and help me cultivate my magical treasure. As long as I am successful in my cultivation, I’ll guarantee that you can continue to live.”
In the middle of his maniacal laughter, the black-robed old priest waved the long banner in his hand and a gigantic cold wave of evil intent swept toward Li Tianchou.
Within that killing intent were countless disembodied ghostly figures floating around. Each of them baring their teeth and failing their claws, their appearances extremely fearsome as they hurtled toward Li Tianchou.
“You insect. How dare you display your incompetence in front of me!”
Li Tianchou smiled coldly, “Daluo Sword spell—Daluo Sword. Vanquish all evil. Attack!”
Once he said that, the sword behind him suddenly expanded with a vengeance, turning into a 100-foot long sword. With a vicious sweeping motion, it sliced through the killing intent and killed all the evil ghosts.
After that, it continued to transform along with his sword spells. The 100-foot blade energy split into a myriad of forms. The numerous blades and their energy spread like an invisible net, enveloping the entire area.
However, these evil spirits were cultivated from the evil cultivator’s Hundred Ghost Banner. Once the Hundred Ghost Banner was destroyed, he could dispel the evil killing intent which allowed the evil ghosts to respawn unendingly.
Furthermore, within these ghostly beings, there were eight evil spirits of the Foundation Establishment cultivation stage. Even though they appeared to only be in the early or intermediate stage, without any ghostly magical tools at hand, Li Tianchou could only use his own ghostly energy and ghostly spells to fend them off.
However, with so many Foundation Establishment Stage ghosts attacking him all at once, even though Li Tianchou power was extraordinary it was hard for him to face off with so many ghostly beings.
Moreover, the ghost army also had the boost of the evil intent. It was like giving a tiger wings, making something already strong even more powerful. They were like ducks taking to water, basking in the energy of the evil killing intent. The ghosts shuttled back and forth, undergoing transformation within the evil cloud, causing Li Tianchou incomparable worry.
Furthermore, the black-robe old priest was not merely sitting still and doing nothing. His Bone Crusher Hammer was blasting forth unceasingly and at the same time he unleashed three Bone Punisher Spikes sneakily. These magical tools made no sound upon usage, hence it was most suitable to be used in sneak attack.
Li Tianchou was busy dealing with the swarm of ghosts encircling him; at the same time he had to fight off the extremely powerful Bone Crusher Hammer. In a moment of carelessness, he let a Bone Punisher Spike slip through his defenses and it pierced through his left thigh.
“Ouch…” a muffled groan escaped as Li Tianchou attempted to endure the severe pain. He used his true essence to seal the wound to prevent excessive blood loss.
He felt a jolt of surprise, it was clear that this old priest was not an easy opponent to go up against. He needed to stop underestimating his opponent and go all-out.
Li Tianchou initially planned to kill that black-robed old priest before he rescued Zhao JInglei and the others. However he did not expect Zhao Jinglei to suddenly relax his spiritual energy the moment he had arrived to save them. Zhao Jinglei felt that he no longer needed to worry with Li Tianchou around.
In the end, after being tightly restrained for a good half of the day, the spiritual energy that Zhao Jinglei had struggled to maintain started to fizzle out. He could only feel the exhaustion within his body and could no longer force out even a trickle of spiritual energy. His body turned limp as he collapsed on the ground.
Without his driving force, the Nine LIghtning Veil in that instant began to fade and dropped to the floor.
“Ahhh…” once the others from the Zhao family saw this, they let out a yelp of fear. After that, they started shouting even louder, “Li Tianchou, Master Li! Hurry up and save us!”
Li Tianchou turned around to have a look and almost spat blood. ‘This group of trash can’t even hold out a little bit longer? I haven’t even killed the evil cultivator. Why on earth have you guys put away your spiritual tool?’ he thought inwardly.
However, even if he wanted to, he could not head over right now. He was surrounded by many powerful ghosts. In the dark, the evil cultivator was also waiting for an opportunity to launch a sneak attack. If he turned around and attempted to save them at this moment, he might end up falling into the trap himself instead.
“You guys hold up for a bit longer,” he yelled back in frustration and turned back to focus on facing his opponents.
After all, there were a large number of ghostly creatures that have been drawn to him. Even though Zhao Jinglei and the others were absorbing evil intent energy into their bodies and also had a few tiny ghosts attached to them. They would not be in mortal danger anytime soon, at most they would have some of their Yang energy absorbed away.
Even though they would definitely lose a large amount of essence after this. However there was no other solution. Let that be a lesson to stop them from ever acting in such a brainless manner again.
Although, things were becoming more and more dangerous at his end. If he was merely up against the old priest he would not be afraid. However, he was currently trapped in his opponent’s formation and also surrounded by a swarm of extremely powerful ghostly creatures.
He had no chance of making even a scratch on that old priest. In that scenario, he could forget about breaking through the formation and saving the others. Even his own safety was not guaranteed.
Faraway, Qin Feng leaned against the large tree next to him to get up and gazed into the distance. It was a shame that his cultivation was shallow. Even after he transferred his spiritual energy to his eyes, he was not able to see clearly into the darkness ahead. Naturally, he had no way of knowing how Li Tianchou was doing at that moment.
Right then, a loud piercing sound shot through the air behind him.
“Seventh Uncle, we are here.” Qin Yang with his sharp eye, saw Qin Long riding his jade-eyed pirit Snake rushing over and hurried to shout to draw his attention.
Qin Long heard a sound and with a light tap of his feet, the Jade-eyed Spirit Snake nimbly curved its body and flew directly at their direction.
“What happened? Are you guys ok?” Qin Long leaped down without waiting for his Jade-eyed Spirit Snake to descend to the ground. Walking up to the two of them and seeing his son’s pale face, completely devoid of color, his expression changed in an instant and he asked anxiously, “Where are you hurt?”
“I’m fine, Dad.” Qin Feng felt a warm feeling in his heart. He then quickly added, “I just suffered a collision earlier. There’s some disharmony of the Qi within my internal organs. All I need is a couple of days at home to recover.”
Qin Long stretched out his hand to grasp his wrist and transferred some true essence into Qin Feng”s body. Once he sensed that Qin Feng’s injuries were only minor, he started to relax and said with some rage, “That Li Tianchou is truly daring, how could he ask my son to lead the way for him. Hmph, he’s lucky that you’re alright. Does he think that I’m afraid of him?”
“It’s alright Dad. This is not the time to be angry,” Qin Feng rushed to calm him. “Master Li has been lured by the evil cultivator into a trap and is now stuck. Can you head over to have a look and see if you can save him? If not…”
If things did not work out, Qin Feng did not continue but Qin Long understood the meaning behind his unfinished sentence.
If they could not save Li Tianchou, Qin Long alone was definitely not a match for that evil cultivator. He needed to rush back to bring his son and Qin Yang away from that place to avoid being slaughtered.
“I understand. You wait here and don’t run around,” Qin Long ordered. He wanted them to wait there and not move in all honesty to avoid the scenario where he could not find them when it was time to escape.
Qin Long then leaped into the air and landed on the back of his Jade-eyed Spirit Snake. They both flew toward the cloud of mist ahead.
Once he was in front of the mist, Qin Long however did not disappear into the formation in a hurry like Li Tianchou did. Instead, he carefully assessed it with a keen eye and quickly identified the source of the huge evil killing intent.
After that, he gave the serpent body under him a pat and the Jade-eyed Spirit Snake understood his intention. From that pair of gleaming jade eyes, two beams of green radiance, each as thick as an arm, shot into the evil intent and spread directly from Li Tianchou’s body to the altar at the center of the formation.