Chapter 37 The Killing
Inside the cave, there were three dead bodies, three wounded warriors, and Shi Yan.
Shi Yan jumped into the cave. However, he did nothing but simply just stood there, feeling the blowing waves of Profound Qi coming from those three fresh bodies right towards him. The Profound Qi flew into the 720 meridians of his body. The waves were so strong that his meridians even felt a little pain.
Naturally, Shi Yan’s body went mad again. All his muscles had shrunken so badly that he suddenly looked even thinner.
There was a wave of evil energy quickly spreading from the white smoke covering his whole body. With the coldest and cruelest spirits, this energy quickly fulfilled the entire cave.
Those evil spirits seemed to have some bewitching magic power.
Once those three wounded warriors breathed in some of this white smoke, their mind was instantly fulfilled with a crazy urge of slaughtering as well.
“You fucking son of a bitch! I’m gonna skin you alive!”
The leader of them shouted loudly, with a creepy green poppy flower suddenly appearing on his palm. That poppy flower was made purely by his Profound Qi and looked just as alive, growing and expanding with astonishing speed on his palm.
Only within seconds, that green poppy flower had become the size of a cattail leaf, with a freezing light shining in the middle of the bud and a green light diffusing around it.
At his sway of hand, that giant poppy flower instantly flew right towards at Shi Yan.
That poppy flower was like an open bloody mouth. It was trying to bite Shi Yan right on his head, seemingly trying to swallow his entire head into its bud.
A roaring sound came out of Shi Yan. He had quickly concentrated the streams of negative energy that he absorbed from those dead warriors, and let that energy out from all the meridians covering his whole body, which soon formed into three ghost shadows in front of his body.
Those ghost shadows were floating in front of his body in the scariest way, with their eyes filled with utmost endless resentment to this world.
“Steve! Micky! Teddy!”
The thin warrior was instantly filled with horror. He stared, dumbstruck, at those floating ghost shadows Shi Yan had in front of his body, and couldn’t help screaming.
Those three ghost shadows looked exactly like those three warriors right before they died!
The leader was also pretty astonished. He couldn’t help but take a step back. However, that creepy poppy flower didn’t stop its move and continued to try biting on Shi Yan’s head.
Shi Yan waved his fist and sent out a web of white smoke which was tangled and concentrated with all kinds of negative energy. Those streams of negative energy combined together into a silver snake and suddenly shot into the center of that poppy flower.
That poppy flower exploded into pieces, with its freezing light suddenly splashing everywhere like a creepy firework; beautiful but strange.
The leader shouted out. He quickly moved forward and covered the other two guys with both of his hands. There were also spots of weird lights shining inside his palms. He waved his hands and surprisingly captured all the freezing light coming towards him all into his chest.
Shi Yan had the cruelest look on his face. He started to operate his mind power and petrify his whole body. In this dark cave, his entire body became brown and as tough as the steel.
Dozens of freezing dots of light shot towards him again with buzzing sounds. However, they were all blocked by his petrified body. Only a small proportion of the freezing energy filtered into his body through all his petrified muscles.
The freezing energy was rushing and bumping inside his body. However, its power was mostly blocked by his petrified muscles.
Only after a few seconds, Shi Yan’s body had already returned to normal, and wasn’t influenced by the freezing energy any more.
Di Yalan rushed into the cave. Seeing Shi Yan confronting those three warriors all by himself, she couldn’t help but scream and ask him with worry, “Are you OK?”
“Use your Blue Magic Flame to cover for me. Hold back the leader. I will kill the other two Nascent Warriors first.”
Shi Yan gave his order with a cruel face. He then started operating his mind. Those three ghost shadows floating in front of him suddenly started rushing towards those three warriors like starving wolves towards its prey.
The tiny stone cave could barely hold all these people. Once an attack was launched, there was no room to escape. The opponent could only defend themselves with everything they had.
Seeing those three ghost shadows coming towards their way, the three warriors in the cave all seemed pretty terrified.
People are naturally intimidated by the unknown.
Especially because, one minute ago, those three ghost shadows were still their dearest brothers!
The three of them tried to escape, but only to find their way already blocked by the stones. There was nowhere for them to go.
“Don’t be scared!”
The leader shouted. The freezing light he just withdrew into his chest was transformed and turned into an icy, silver light shield, sheltering the three of them.
Shi Yan sniffed secretly on the inside, and continued to operate his mind power.
The three ghost shadows stopped in front of the three warriors. With the silver light shield in between, those ghost shadows waved their fists and started to make terrifying postures such as biting and gobbling, showing all their utmost resentment in their eyes towards those warriors.
All kinds of negative energy had gathered into the eyes of those ghost shadows, and through eye contact, flew right into the mind of those three warriors.
Almost instantly, as they were impacted by the negative energy, the three warriors felt like they were thrown into the lowest level of the hell. Countless terrifying and screaming ghosts were coming towards their way, dragging them towards the endless hell. There was no way for them to get out.
The faces of the three warriors became stiff, and their eyes became lifeless, all with the most terrified look on their face.
“Sister Lan! Break their ice light shield!” Shi Yan shouted.
Di Yalan trembled a little. She didn’t give much thought, but quickly threw out her Blue Magic Flame which she already gotten ready on her palm. The flame turned into an agile phoenix and shot itself into that silver light shield.
The silver light shield was instantly melted under the heat of the Blue Magic Flame. The shield formed by the leader’s Profound Qi was obviously too weak in front of the attack of Di Yalan’s Blue Magic Flame Martial Spirit , and suddenly cracked a fist sized hole.
The three ghost shadows took advantage of this crack and quickly sneaked in like a light smoke. The ghosts separated and sneaked into the body of the three warriors respectively.
Shi Yan suddenly rushed forward towards them.
He had all his Profound Qi flowing into his arms like crazy. When he was moving his arms, there was even a deep bursting sound in the air, like a mountain was falling apart.
The white mist entangling his iron fist had already concentrated and turned into a layer of pale liquid matter covering his arms, making his bony arm look even more terrifying, like the sharp claw of an evil ghost.
Shi Yan’s arm was like a sharp sword, and pierced right through the chest of that thin guy who once mouthed about Mu Yu Die. He used his fist to punch that guy so hard that he fell onto the wall of that cave with a deep sound.
“You’re seeking death, you fucking bastard!”
The Human Level leader warrior suddenly woke up in the middle of his nightmare. Seeing another one of his brothers miserably die in front of his eyes, he couldn’t help but shout with anger. He generated a huge silver light ball on his palm and pushed it hard towards Shi Yan’s chest.
There was an overwhelming gravity falling towards Shi Yan, which, combining with the freezing cold ice power, exploded, all of a sudden, on Shi Yan’s chest.
“Deng! Deng! Deng!”
Shi Yan had to step back some distance before he could stabilize his body.
He just took the full blow of tough a warrior at the Human Level right on his chest. However, Shi Yan’s chest only hurt a little after taking the hit. He checked his body for a second only to see his body completely intact.
That icy blow only froze his chest a little but didn’t manage to hurt him.
So this is the second stage of the Petrification Martial Spirit! How awesome is that!
Shi Yan was actually wildly laughing on the inside. He kept operating his own Profound Qi, guiding it rapidly through his own veins and vessels in his chest. His Profound Qi was like a warm stream of energy, quickly recovering his chest from the freezing light attack by blowing within his veins and vessels.
Di Yalan, with a dagger in hand, rushed to the front, fighting with the leader. Her phoenix made of the Blue Magic Flames was her strongest power, fighting against the leader together with her. The Blue Flame Phoenix could not only counter all the freezing power that the warrior threw out, but could also control some of his creepy attacks.
“Are you guys all right?”
Mu Yu Die entered the cave with both hands covering her nose. When she stepped inside, she almost puked instantly due to the strong bloody smell.
“Pile up the bodies!”
Shi Yan ordered with a frown. He didn’t wait for Mu Yu Die to respond before he quickly rushed towards the other Nascent Warrior who was still drowning in his nightmares, just like a haunting ghost.
“No! Little Joe!”
The leader suddenly changed the look on his face. He instantly screamed out anxiously.
Even in his wildest dreams, he could not imagine that this guy in front of him, who was merely a Nascent Warrior, could take on his full blow, and not only survive, but also fight back again!
But he himself was a Warrior of the Human Level who had already reached the Second Sky!
Hearing his name being called, that unconscious warrior suddenly woke up and couldn’t help but scream.
But this was also the last sound that he would ever make in this world.
The next moment, he stopped screaming as his back bumped hard onto the stone wall and blood came out through all his meridians.
Shi Yan’s body was as forceful as a mountain because of the scary explosion power that he got from going mad. . He simply just bumped this guy to death onto the stone wall , and all of his bones broke into pieces.
“No! Little Joe!”
The leader couldn’t help but howl. Seeing all his brothers die in such a horrible way one after another right in front of his eyes, he started to regret entering this cave for the first time.
He regretted that he ever provoked Shi Yan, this mad slaughterer; regretted even setting foot into The Dark Forest.
“Miss Mu, quick, pile up these bodies!”
Shi Yan took a harsh look on Mu Yu Die who had already completely lost her mind, and said with a cold voice, “If you don’t want to die, then move quickly!”
Mu Yu Die couldn’t help but tremble. Under those cold-blooded eyes of Shi Yan, she had to kneel down to deal with all these nasty bloody bodies and move these ugly broken body parts to a corner of the stone cave, piling them up one by one.
“Shi Yan, come help me!”
Di Yalan screamed, “This guy’s Profound Qi is too strong. I cannot handle him for much longer!”
The demon beasts started to gather outside the stone cave, with waves of roaring and howling coming towards them. It seemed that before long, this valley would be covered with demon beasts. Of course Di Yalan understood the value of time. They must finish this fight and kill the leader as soon as possible.
“I’ll be right there!”
Shi Yan rushed forward and stood right in front of Di Yalan facing the leader.
The silver freezing light appeared again on the palm of the leadery, with another strike shooting right at Shi Yan’s chest.
Shi Yan put on a scary grin on his face. With the help of his Petrification Martial Spirit which had already reached the second stage, he took this hit just fine. Now thisleader was forced into a corner of the stone cave. There was no way for him to escape.
The phoenix made by the Blue Magic Flame took the chance and also flew over. It soon landed on the shoulder of the leader.
The flames surrounded and spread rapidly on the guy’s shoulders just like a tendril of vines. Soon there was the smell of burning flesh on his shoulders. The flames became stronger and stronger, and then spread from his shoulders to his abdomen then to his waist, until burning his little brother under the belt.
The lead guy started to scream with great pain. He started to hit Shi Yan like crazy, desperate to break Shi Yan’s defense and get out of this cave.
“You tried so hard to get in, but now you wanna leave? Hey, hey, too late for that!”
Shi Yan put on his Dark Light Shield and used his Petrification Martial Spirit to block all his crazy attacks with a mocking grin on his face. Despite his terribly thin body, Shi Yan was standing there like a steady stone. No matter how hard the attacks were, he just stood there without moving an inch.
Di Yalan found an opportunity to get in. With her dagger in hand, she pierced one leg of the leader almost within a second.
“Please don’t kill me! I’ve got the treasures we stole from the cave of the Silver Thunder Wolf. Please just let me go. I will give them all to you! Please!” The leader screamed and begged with his twisted face.
“I will take the treasures, and your life as well!”
Shi Yan put on a scary grin. Countless streams of white smoke suddenly wrapped tightly around this guy’s body. And with this man’s most terrified screams, Shi Yan pierced his throat with one finger.
The leader soon lost the light in his eyes. His body also started to become soft and fell onto the ground slowly.
Shi Yan didn’t take another look on that man’s body. He quickly turned around and looked at Mu Yu Die with a scary face. He cursed in a cold voice, “So useless! Still haven’t finished with these bodies?”
Mu Yu Die was already pretty upset. She was trying very hard at dealing with these bodies. For a girl who hated nasty stuff like this, it was not an easy task to pile up all these bodies. Don’t even expect her to be extra efficient, which was almost impossible.
Shi Yan didn’t waste a lot words on her. He simply sniffed and piled up all the bodies himself with a frown on his face and blood all over his hands. He said with a cold voice, “The demon beasts are coming towards this valley together. Whether we can survive this still depends on God’s will.”