Chapter 13: Good Luck
“The host devoured a single Black Light Essence Ore and received 5 Devouring Points!”
“Ding! The host has broken through to the fifth middle stage of the Martial Way!”
In an instant, though Ye Xuan’s aura had increased a bit, the strength of the spirit energy in his body had risen dramatically.
When the White Scaled Python saw that Ye Xuan had lost its item, it immediately opened its bloody mouth and bit towards Ye Xuan’s head as if it wanted to swallow him whole directly.
Ye Xuan raised the longsword in his hand. A sword aura sharper than before slashed out, instantly cutting across the White Scaled Python’s body.
A muffled sound rang out as the head of the White Scaled Python flew over. Its body was separated from its head!
Looking at the still moving snake on the ground, Ye Xuan wiped off his cold sweat. Seems like he had gambled correctly. That black boulder was indeed a good thing.
Five Devouring Points… This meant that the price of the black stone was around five million silver taels.
“What a disgusting animal. Even though its head was chopped off, it could still move. If I weren’t careful, I would have been eaten alive.”
Ye Xuan shook his head helplessly.
Snakes were a unique species. If a part of the body was separated from the head, it could maintain its movement function for some time. Therefore, the beheaded tongue could also react or spit out the snake’s tongue.
Right now, Ye Xuan already had Five Devour Points. He immediately spent three points on it in exchange for a skill called the Hand of Devour.
In the future, as long as he touched it with his hand, it would be very convenient to engulf it.
Also, the devouring process could level up, allowing him to devour an entire region.
Not only that, the Devour Points could also be exchanged for Devouring Space. It was something similar to a Heaven & Earth Ring but much safer.
Ye Xuan placed his hand on the snake’s still swaying body and devoured it. Then, he pierced through its head with his sword and swallowed its head.
“As expected of a fifth stage Demon Beast, it has improved quite a bit.”
Ye Xuan nodded in satisfaction.
Initially, he only needed around five hundred thousand silver taels to breakthrough, but now that he had acquired something comparable to five million silver taels, he had directly broken through to the intermediate stage of the fifth stage of the Martial Dao.
Furthermore, he was probably not far from reaching the fifth peak stage of the Martial Way.
The Devouring System was indeed a good system!
However, the resources needed to level up were too vast. Five million silver was enough to raise an ordinary person to the sixth stage of the Martial Way.
After tidying up the mess, Ye Xuan also looked around but did not discover anything.
Then, he left the cave and found a tree to rest in the forest outside.
The night passed without incident. On the second day, Ye Xuan woke up early and continued his hunting.
Now that he had broken through, he had almost reached the fifth peak stage of the Martial Way.
With the Hand of Engulfment, Ye Xuan became more vigorous in killing the Demon Beast.
However, things were not that simple.
In a forest in the Eighteen Mountain Range, a skinny man ran in front of a knife-scarred male and said, “Big Brother, when I went out to make things more convenient, I noticed a young man killing an armored bull. However, a moment after that, the armored bull disappeared.”
“It’s gone? Is there something wrong with your eyes?” The knife-scarred male was startled and asked with some surprise.
“No, the Armored Bull is a third stage Demon Beast, it’s even bigger than us two. I can’t be mistaken…” The skinny man said with a serious expression.
“Abruptly vanishing? If you aren’t wrong, then there is only one possibility!” The knife-scarred man’s eyes suddenly lit up and said, “Heaven & Earth Ring!”
The skinny man quickly nodded his head. “That’s right, that’s right, only the Heaven & Earth Ring can do that! Big Brother, this time we met a treasure! Someone actually has the Heaven & Earth Ring!”
The Heaven & Earth Ring was an extremely precious item that everyone in the world had heard of but had never seen before.
Yu Jin, who was the protector of the Heaven Origin Sect had one, but his identity and background were extremely mysterious. It was reasonable for him to have a Heaven & Earth Ring.
Moreover, perhaps even a sect master of a sect did not have a Heaven & Earth Ring. However, it was a little impossible for it to appear on the body of a little kid who came to the Eighteen Mountain Range to gain experience.
“Are you sure that kid lost an armored bull?” The knife-scarred man could not help but ask again.
“I’ll use my head as a guarantee. I definitely didn’t see wrong. Also, Big Brother, there’s no one here, how about…” The skinny man raised an eyebrow.
“Fine, kill him!”
A single Heaven & Earth Ring was priceless. If they got it, they could become a part of a strong and powerful sect.
As for the little boy that the skinny man spoke of, he was Ye Xuan. Just now, when he was devouring the Demon Beast’s corpse, he was accidentally seen by the skinny man.
Immediately, the two of them picked up their weapons and chased after him.
But at this time, Ye Xuan was still looking for the next Demon Beast to kill, utterly unaware of the danger nearing him.
Ye Xuan, who was looking for prey, suddenly felt that something was off. He immediately frowned and turned his head to look only to see two figures following him out of the forest.
These two people were the skinny man and the knife-scarred man from before.
“Little Brother, please wait a moment.” Seeing Ye Xuan, the skinny man shouted before jogging over.
Ye Xuan frowned. He sized the two of them up and realized that they were both around forty years old. As for strength, he could not tell.
Ye Xuan suddenly stretched out his hand, signaling the skinny man to stop. Although he had not been in this world for a long time, he was not an idiot who had just come out of it after fusing with the memories of the unlucky ghost.
In the wilderness, there would often be discordant incidents such as killing people for their treasures.
“What’s the matter?” Ye Xuan looked at the skinny man who had stopped 20 meters ahead of him and asked loudly.
The skinny man revealed a harmless look and said, “Little Brother, it’s like this… Our map was accidentally lost, so we wanted to ask you if you have any extra maps of the Eighteen Mountain Range?”
Hearing this question, Ye Xuan’s brows loosened. He then took out a sheepskin scroll from his bosom and threw it at his feet, saying, “Brothers, it is only right for us to help each other out when we are outside. I will leave the map here.”
After he finished speaking, he turned around and left.
If these two did ask for his help because they lost the map, then he was happy to help because he had a spare map on him.
However, if the two of them wanted to do him harm, it was better to stay away from them.