Chapter 279: To Pull the Wolf from the Cave
Translator: Jillian Editor: Jimmy
This Devil Boy was only sixteen years old? And he was already this strong?
Could it be that he also had the Natural Spiritual Roots? Almost at the same time, Qin Wushuang and Zhao Muzhi arrived at the same question.
Qin Wushuang knew that for him, he was able to reach the Middle Stage with that Spiritual Qi baptism from the Second Loop in the Seven Deadly Formation Arrays. That baptism had cultivated his body secretly. It had allowed him to not worry about his progress of his martial arts training regarding the impact on his body during the absorption of the Spiritual Qi.
Plus, with the miraculous skill that helped him to absorb Spiritual Qi, it had tremendously helped him to fasten his training process. This fast speed was not just speeding him up twice, but five or ten times.
Despite all this, he was eighteen years old this year and had finally reached the Middle Stage.
However, this Devil Boy was only sixteen years old and had the power of a Middle Stage warrior? Even someone like Wei Yi, who had the Natural Spiritual Roots and had entered the Stargaze Palace seventeen years ago only reached the Middle Stage three or four years ago. Although he had entered the sect when he was a eight or nine year old kid, he was twenty five or six this year.
In other words, if this Devil Boy was truly sixteen years ago, he had entered the Middle Stage six or seven years faster than Wei Yi, and two years faster than Qin Wushuang.
In the world of Upper Sky, one or two years of difference was not outstanding. However, five years could make a significant amount of difference. Usually, it was these five or ten years of differences that widened the gap and differentiated themselves from ordinary people.
Devil Boy was also extremely proud when he saw Zhao Muzhi appear confused. He laughed eerily: "Although I love to kill people, I would never make up lies."
Suddenly, the expression on his face fell: "Thus, submit to your fate."
Qin Wushuang knew that if he did not step out again, once this Devil Boy followed through on his intentions, Zhao Muzhi could not escape by disregarding his temperament. It would not be easy to end the fight once he entered this person¡¯s trap.
Instantly, he picked up a piece of stone and shot it toward the other scroll of words that was hanging on that giant pillar.
With one shot, he had thoroughly shot down that scroll. Thus, the scroll with words "Punch the shrimp soldiers and crab generals" collapsed.
Qin Wushuang gave a light whistle: "Devil Boy, I don¡¯t like the looks of you. If you have guts, let¡¯s fight."
Qin Wushuang gave a strange cry in a muffled voice and started to run away as he lifted his body.
Devil Boy could not take any provocation. When he heard Qin Wushuang speak and saw him make a move, he immediately recognised him as the person that had sneak attacked him. Thus, he gave an angry growl: "That¡¯s you, you bastard, I am going to kill you first."
Without turning his head back, he roared: "Zhao Muzhi, just wait for me, sooner or later, I will deal with you. You better pray you don¡¯t meet me during the Friendly Competition."
Devil Boy¡¯s voice gradually sounded distant. Apparently, in an instant, he had disappeared in pursuit.
With one cold sneer, Zhao Muzhi did not speak anymore. He was lost in thoughts as he looked in the direction that Devil Boy had gone. That person should be someone that had saved him by sneak attacking Devil Boy under the serious circumstances.
From his move, he should have been an elite warrior from the Dragon and Tiger sect. However, if he was an elite warrior from the Dragon and Tiger Sect, he should be watching the show and enjoy his misfortune. How could he be so kind as to save him?
The more Zhao Muzhi thought about it, the more strange it felt, he almost thought he was hallucinating and felt traces of familiarities from that person. That feeling made him think it was almost Junior Brother Qin who had saved him.
However, Junior Brother Qin had already died at the Green Jade Mountain, how could he have appeared at this place?
Initially, after Tan Zhongchi had reported the news of how Qin Wushuang did not die to Zhou Buqun, these two Palace Masters decided to not announce the news after the discussion. Firstly, it was to keep it a secret. Secondly, without Qin Wushuang, they could encourage the other disciples to train harder to deal with the upcoming Friendly Competition. After all, with Qin Wushuang absent, the other disciples must carry the pressure he had been bearing before.
Thus, this Zhao Muzhi did not know the truth that Qin Wushuang was not dead.
After a moment, Zhao Muzhi shook his head after staring at an empty space for a while. Inwardly, he truly thought that he was hallucinating. How could Junior Brother Qin still be alive in this world?
"Senior Brother Zhao, what are you thinking?" Cui Niu, the freelance martial artist from the Great Luo asked carefully.
"Nothing." Zhao Muzhi smiled lightly and said, "Cui Niu, nicely done."
Cui Niu laughed embarrassedly and felt excited as he rubbed his hands. He felt extremely honored to have received a compliment from a disciple of the Stargaze Palace.
"Senior Brother Zhao, it¡¯s all thanks to you for saving my life. Or else, ha ha¡"
"It¡¯s nothing, just an exertion of lifting my hand. Besides, you went up the stage for the Stargaze and for the Great Luo. Naturally, I could not stay idle on the side. Besides, if that person did not help us a moment ago, not to mention you, even I most likely would not have survived today."
Cui Niu spit his tongue playfully: "That bastard is truly devilish. I wonder what his background is?"
Zhao Muzhi said lightly: "We should not mind about it. As long as he is a disciple from the Archaic Mysteries Sect, someone is going to take him out. Even if I cannot face him, it does not mean that no one from the Stargaze Palace could not take him down."
"Yes, your Senior Brother Wei Yi from the Stargaze is extremely exceptional, he should be able to take this Devil Boy down." Cui Niu said with agreement.
Zhao Muzhi shook his hand: "Ok, let¡¯s go. It¡¯s not worth staying any longer at this place. It¡¯s just a trap set by the Archaic Mysteries Sect."
"That¡¯s right. It¡¯s apparent how the Mysteries Sect wanted to provoke the Great Luo and the Vermillion Empire deliberately by putting that Devil Boy here and writing those two shameless scrolls."
Zhao Muzhi gave a long sigh: "I wonder whether that person is an elite warrior from the Vermillion."
Cui Niu said: "He should be, or else, why did he shoot down the other scroll of words?"
On the other hand, Qin Wushuang was rushing quickly after he had lured Devil Boy away. He decided to compete in some footwork with this Devil Boy. If he could lure him to a remote place and fight him, it should be interesting. It would be even more desirable if he could get rid of him.
However, although Qin Wushuang carried such thoughts, he did not dare to let down his guard. After all, this Devil Boy was an elite warrior and they were in the Heavenly Lake Empire.
Now, with the ruckus caused by Senior Brother Shang Ye, he wondered if those elite warriors from the Heavenly Lake Empire would move with the wind and stick up to the Red Dragon Empire?
Naturally, Qin Wushuang needed to stay away from those Leader level elite warriors. Or else, it would be troublesome if he got those people on his back.
When he thought here, Qin Wushuang moved even quicker and started to compete in speed with Devil Boy. This Devil Boy also had a stomach full of anger. A moment ago when Qin Wushuang had launched a sneak attack, he was unable to kill Zhao Muzhi successfully. His hatred towards the sneak attacker had exceeded his hatred of Zhao Muzhi.
Thus, he let Zhao Muzhi go and came to chase Qin Wushuang.
Indeed, this Devil Boy was only sixteen years old. He had only began to shine in the Archaic Mysteries Sect in the past few years and had been secretly trained. He was going to be used as a surprise move during the Friendly Competition.
Naturally, this Devi Boy did not have the Natural Spiritual Roots.
Since ancient times, all of those who had the Natural Spiritual Roots were all god-like children. Regardless of their potential or appearance, they were exceptional. They could never be born into such creepy appearance.
Although this Devil Boy did not have the Natural Spiritual Roots, he did have the Abnormal Spiritual Roots. This type of Spiritual Roots was different than Natural Spiritual Roots and different than ordinary martial artists.
To put it simply, it was a form of abnormality and devilish Spiritual Roots. It was the same as Qin Wushuang¡¯s strange genes from his former world. Although it was hard to find one among the tens of thousands of people, once such person had appeared, they were either useless or a genius.
This Devil Boy was a genius at training martial artists. He was an extremely devilish genius.
His speed at training in martial arts was extremely devilish. When the Archaic Mysteries Sect had discovered him, he was already ten years old. In six short years, not only had he entered the Upper Sky, he had also entered the Middle Stage!
He made the entire Archaic Mysteries Sect feel they had gotten their hands on a treasure. Naturally, they valued Devil Boy with great importance. While they cultivated him, they brainwashed him to become the most outstanding disciple among the young generation in the Archaic Mysteries Sect.
Naturally, Devil Boy was simple-minded. He followed all of Archaic Mysteries Sect¡¯s orders after he had been educated by them. He would die for the sect. This time, he followed the order from the higher-ups to set up the arena to provoke the other Empires. Then, they wanted to use his murderous personality to kill a few more elite warriors from the Stargaze or the Dragon and Tiger Sect.
Even if he had killed someone on the arena, they would have already prepared an explanation if others were to look into it.
However, the arena during the Friendly Competition had clear guidelines. Warriors could only compete. The exception was that if both sides had agreed to a life and death battle, they could not kill the other party for any reason.
The Heavenly Lake Empire had set up such an arena to target the Stargaze Palace. After all, they could not forgive that battle at the Green Jade Mountain. Since they had suffered heavily, they wanted to use such shameless opportunity to kill a few Stargaze disciples to vent their anger.
Thus, Zhao Muzhi had fallen into their trap. If Qin Wushuang had not made a move, today, it would be difficult for him to escape from Devil Boy¡¯s claws.
On the other hand, Qin Wushuang led Devil Boy on the path he had walked.
The reason was that Qin Wushuang knew the terrain well after he had walked it over once. If he had gone to other places, he would be at a disadvantage in an unfamiliar terrain.
Along the way, Devil Boy had chased him relentlessly. After receiving so much love from the Archaic Mysteries Sect, he had already formed an arrogant personality and never thought that someone else in the younger generation was stronger than him. During the chase, he also judged that the opponent was only a Middle Stage warrior. Thus, he continued to chase without worry or fear.
After a day and a night of chasing, Qin Wushuang lured Devil Boy to a running riverside. Along this riverside, there was a lush forest. Qin Wushuang decided to set the location here.
When Devil Boy saw Qin Wushuang¡¯s figure scramble into the forest, he shouted after stopping for a moment: "Scaredy-cat, do you have some scheme to lure me here? Do you think I would be scared of you?"
After he had finished, he dove into ground. He decided to not use normal tactics, but chose to use the underground technique. This way, if the other party wanted to use sneaky tricks, it would be hard to target him.