Chapter 8 - The Jade Blade Spider
Chapter 8 - The Jade Blade Spider
The moon was like a silver plate hanging on the night sky.
The warriors were all training quietly. Mo Yanyu hid herself amongst the foliage of a huge ancient tree, taking long breaths. Master Karu stood against another tree, reading a volume of his poison encyclopedia joyfully. Medicine slaves were lying disorderly on the wet ground behind the Ground Dragon.
Shi Yan woke up from training and observed his surroundings quietly in a calculatingly manner.
Mo Yanyu was at the head of the troops while Master Karu at the rear. The two seemed to not care about Shi Yan, however their position gave them away. Apparently they were both on guard against Shi Yan who was in the centre of the troops.
Johnson seemed to know that Shi Yan would make his move tonight, so he didn’t train, instead he focused on Shi Yan who was ten metres away. Once Shi Yan made a move, he would notice it and stop him.
“Too bad.” Shi Yan thought to himself. He waited for them to let their guard down.
As time passed, the bright moon disappeared. Dawn was about to arrive. However, Shi Yan hadn’t gotten a chance to escape yet, so he was a little anxious. After a moment’s hesitation, he decided not to wait and was about to take action.
At that moment, a strange sound came from afar. Something was heading in this direction slowly.
As the Profound Qi flew forth and back in his arms, Shi Yan’s eyes suddenly shone with excitement.
“Everyone on alert!” Mo Yanyu shouted, when she lifted herself up from the ancient tree. Staying in a high position, she looked into the distance for a while, then screamed, “A Jade Blade Spider!”
All the warriors woke up from their training process.
The warriors were all wearing a rigid face. Before Mo Yanyu uttered anything, they took out their weapons and crowded around the Ground Dragon in a circle, five or six metres away from each other.
Master Karu packed the book away and frowned. He walked up to the Ground Dragon and ordered in a low voice, “Keep an eye on the medicine bottles on the dragon!”
“Yes Master Karu!” The warriors responded in unison.
The medicine slaves woke up one by one. Hearing a Jade Blade Spider was nearing, they were all frightened and ran to the ground dragon. Apparently, they all knew how cruel a Jade Blade Spider was.
A bunch of keys flew out from Mo Yanyu’s hand to land under Johnson’s foot. “Johnson, open the shackles on them! Or they will be killed by the spider! Hurry up!” Mo Yanyu urged.
Johnson picked up the keys and looked up at Mo Yanyu, then pointed to Shi Yan, “Including him?”
“Yeah. I don’t want him to die easily.” Mo Yanyu showed no patience on her face.
“Kid, be well-behaved. I will keep an eye on you!” Johnson snorted. He released the shackles on Shi Yan first, then walked over to the rest slaves and freed them one after another.
As the shackles were released, Shi Yan felt extremely relaxed and smirked in his mind.
The Shi family was an aristocratic family with a Martial Spirit. Although the owner of this body wasn’t a Warrior, he loved adventures and searching for historic remains immensely. He was also familiar with all sorts of demon beasts. So when Mo Yanyu mentioned the Jade Blade Spider, Shi Yan was extremely happy as he knew his chance to escape was coming!
The Jade Blade Spider was a Level 2 demon beast whose eight legs were as sharp as knives. They liked to wander at night and always appeared in groups of five or six. The spiders were cruel and loved eating humans. Once they came across humans in the Dark Forest, they would never spare them.
Demon beasts were always much larger than humans. They had thick, coarse skin and could move faster than humans. Commoners would either die or be injured whenever they met one. Only skilled warriors could escape. Although the Jade Blade Spiders were a mere Level 2 demon beast, they made their appearance in groups of five or six, and normal warriors couldn’t move faster than them, thus it was hard to compete with them.
To meet Jade Blade Spiders in the Dark Forest was a bad situation for anyone, as there was nothing valuable on its body and they were aggressive and moved like the wind. They would start attacking as soon as they saw a human and would never leave without getting something, even ignoring their injuries.
Shi Yan approached the Ground Dragon quietly and stood by the panicking medicine slaves and started to observe what was happening, not in a hurry to escape.
“Shit! Eight of them!”
Mo Yanyu cried from the tree, frowning with a rigid face. “It will be a nasty fight. Get ready! Remember, do not pursue and attack! The spiders will have the advantage if we retreat into the thickets! Do not fight in the there!”
The sound of a knife cutting the earth approached. Soon, they saw two Jade Blade Spiders who were 10 metres long and 1.5 metres tall. The whole body of the Spider was snow white and as large as a bus, with eight legs like daggers; bright and sharp.
The Spiders moved their dagger-like legs and advanced in extremely quickly and nimbly. They arrived in an instant. Their legs reflected an icy light while moving and easily scared everyone. It was not hard to imagine what tragedy would happen once one was cut by those legs.
Seeing the Spiders show up one by one, the warriors were all silent. Mo Yanyu had jumped down from the tree minutes ago. She was standing in the front of the troops, getting ready by inter-twining her fingers with radiant lightning. Master Karu sat relaxed in the sedan atop the Ground Dragon with indifferent eyes, not showing any indication of fear.
Soon, all eight spiders appeared. They were not stupid, as they separated and surrounded the Ground Dragon, and then shooting forth like eight cars.
With a harsh whistling sound, the eight spiders started the battle at the same time. White legs were raised up into the vast sky, they flew forward at the same time, rushing towards the warriors who were around the Ground Dragon.
At that moment, the air was filled with silver and white knives. The warriors reacted quickly. They thrust their weapons, while deflecting the spiders’ attack, towards the beasts’ waist and eyes.
Everything descended into chaos.
The Jade Blade Spiders surrounded the Ground Dragon. White legs crashed down. Warriors dodged to the left and the right, and kept thrusting their weapons. Mo Yanyu broke out her Martial Spirit. Her hands were twined by lightning and kept radiating [Verdant Crescent Slashes], which fell upon the spiders and left them trembling.
One of the warriors sustained a cut on his torso by a spider leg before he could react. His organs spilled out of him along with his desperate cry. He then fell heavily onto the ground.
The medicine slaves were so frightened that they couldn’t help themselves and hid beneath the Ground Dragon. Some slaves lost their mind. They ran in between the spider legs in order to escape, but were nailed to the ground by the spiders’ legs and died instantly.
Shi Yan contained himself, his eyes filled with a strange light. He almost didn’t move behind the warriors, the shackles ringing with clear sounds.
The warrior in front of Shi Yan, who was of the Second Sky of the Elementary Realm, bumped into another warrior while moving. Before he could evade, a spider leg cut through his neck and his head was sent flying. Shi Yan was showered with his blood.
Shi Yan’s eyes were blurred by the blood. Suddenly, a desire of slaughter broke out in his body. The cyclones in his seven hundred and twenty meridians swirled madly while a potent strength welled out of the meridians.
The headless body of the warrior was spurting out blood. An air current, which could only be sensed by Shi Yan, which was filled with despair, anger and regret, seeped into every pore on Shi Yan. It flowed along his veins until it reached all of the seven hundred and twenty meridians.
In a trance, Shi Yan felt as if he was back at the blood pool again, where he had absorbed all that blood into his meridians as well. The blood had changed his meridians, produced cyclones, and enlarged their capacity, which accelerated the speed it could absorb the blood.
This time, the wisps of air, combined with the despair and hatred of the dead warrior, entered into his body the same way, from the veins to the meridians, in a very rapid speed. The cyclones in his meridians spun hard as if digesting the air currents. Too nefarious!
In ten or so seconds, the air current stopped entering his body. The dead body of the warrior had dried up, as if the blood and Profound Qi were all sucked out of it. Like a dry mummy!
The desire to slaughter emerged in Shi Yan’s heart. When the seven hundred and twenty meridians spun in his body, the power of despair, fear and cruelty multiplied as well, which urged Shi Yan to begin a massacre.
A spider leg flew towards Shi Yan’s head. Surprised, Shi Yan controlled his urge to kill and moved behind another warrior to escape the strike.
That warrior was blocked by the spider, when he thrust his weapon into the spider’s eye with all of his strength. The blind spider went insane and brandished its leg, cutting into the warrior’s waist. The warrior was cut into two pieces and died quickly.
After moving near the warrior, when Shi Yan was just about to find a safe zone, things changed again!
The absorption power of his meridians erupted again! The air currents of rage and regret from the two pieces of the warrior’s body insanely rushed into his vein and meridians.
In an instant, that warrior became mummified too.
Shi Yan was dumbstruck.
Without a second thought, he assumed that there was another Martial Spirit hidden in his body. This Martial Spirit was based on his meridians and was able to absorb a dead body’s power. Shi Yan was frightened by this evil Martial Spirit.
A Jade Blade Spider let out a strange whistle, and the remaining six spiders flew back into the thick forest quickly.
Apparently they had noticed that it would be hard to fight with this troop. After two of them died, they finally withdrew.
Shi Yan’s face turned cold. He stopped thinking about that weird Martial Spirit at once and moved all of his Profound Qi into his feet. He dashed out with those Jade Blade Spiders as fast as a whirlwind.
He could only run away among the spiders.
Suddenly a warm stream welled out of the meridians and into the Profound Qi inside Shi Yan. His thin Qi was twice strong as before!
Shi Yan thus gained more confidence and went into a state of ecstasy. He looked back to Mo Yanyu afar, running along with the spiders. He said coldly: “Mo Yanyu, wait and see, I will fuck you one day!”
“Catch him!” Mo Yanyu’s slim body trembled, her eyes on fire, as she chased after Shi Yan.
Master Karu was even faster!
The vicious alchemist kept quiet on the Ground Dragon as if waiting for something. When Shi Yan ran away with the spiders, he jumped up and flew high after Shi Yan like an eagle.
“Kid, I’ve waited for so long.” Master Karu smirked in an evil voice while he was still up in the sky.