Drinking as much as he could, old Xu finally put away his lips from the big, wooden mug and started to take a piece of chicken thigh and bite it voraciously.
"Uuoooh!" A painful moan of a creature came out of its mouth as it struggled to get out of the crater that had buried it. Its body was bleeding all over and black colored liquid that seemed to be as dark as oil flowed down from its body. "D*mnit... It's painful." Cursing in its native language, it moved its body to walk a few steps away from the crater while its eyes wandered towards its surroundings. "Where is this.. The last thing I remember is that I was fighting against that human from before." The last memory it had was something very dangerous was taking place in the area it was in. It wanted to run away and ignored the human with his black, mechanical armor. But everything came into a stop. Even the air itself was stopped. It couldn't move. Reality tore itself apart and absorbed it and the human male from before to the void, almost crushing both of their bodies. If not for its resilient defense and the human who had his sturdy armor, they both would have undoubtedly perish
"Here you go." Putting an object wrapped in a big handkerchief, strewn with golden thread, an old man carefully put the item on the table in front of him. Observing the item with a serious expression, Luke who sat in the opposite direction of the old man took out a purse and put it on the table as well. "Twenty golds. Just like we agreed during the negotiation." Said Luke while he moved his gaze at the old man. Smiling slightly, the old man took the purse and opened it. After counting the coins inside, the old man nodded his head to show that the amount was correct and finally replied, "Good to have business with you." Smiling wryly instead, Luke murmured the same reply and took the item into his bag. Not wanting to waste anymore of his time, Luke stood up and asked permission to leave the building. Shortly, the old man called a guard nearby to escort Luke to the entrance, while closing the door of the reception room. Soon, Luke left the auction house and walked to the street. Let
*Raaargh!* A roar of the beast sounded as it charged with its full might. Avoiding to the side, Luke sent his kick right at the beast's neck. His kick that has been strengthened by a magic spell immediately broke the beast's neck and blew away its bull sized body to the trees nearby. Crashing into the tree and possibly almost breaking the tree's trunk, the demonic beast let out its last breath while it stared at Luke with a resentment gaze. "Fiuw... " Trying to stabilize his breathing, Luke wiped off the sweat in his forehead while he observed the power behind that kick. "Incredible." Commented Luke while he still tried to familiarize himself with the technique he had learned. Taking off his clothes, which were drenched in sweat, Luke walked into the demonic beast in the shape of a giant rat while he occasionally glanced at the paints in his hardened, six packs upper body. Lines of paint could be seen all around his upper body, starting from his neck, down to his abdomen, and eve
Running for a while inside the forest, Luke assessed his surroundings carefully to search for any demonic beasts. Fifteen minutes later, Luke encountered a boulder in the middle of the forest while there were corpses of many animals right beside the boulder. Approaching the place, Luke held his chin in contemplation as he recalled a demonic beast with a similar habit he saw right now. Shortly, a shadow of a being moved by itself inside of the tree's shadows. As it got closer to Luke, a pair of eyes glowed in an amber color as it made a smile on its face. On the next moment, the being leaped out from the shadows while it opened its jaw and readied its claws. Jumping to the side as if Luke had expected the sudden ambush, Luke could see the being's form was a panther that was sneaking behind his back and trying to attack him. Spinning his body after his feet had landed on the ground, Luke sent a roundhouse kick towards the panther's head. Growling in displeasure after it had found its
*Roaarr!* *Roaarr!*Series of roars could be heard while eight more dog-like lion beasts leaped out of the bushes and pointed their gaze towards Luke. Then, they started to encircle Luke and the first beast which called for help began to growl in confidence while it bared its fangs.
Somewhere, five days later in a forest filled with blackened mist. Any ordinary human without strong Lingqi would have their body poisoned and their mind befuddled with hallucinations. This place was located right under the mountain called the Snake's Fang. The first layer of entrance to the Three Headed Crimson Serpent sect. Traversing this forest alone was a young man wearing traveler 's clothes and a hay backpack on his back. The young man calmly walked in the forest while his gaze wandered around the area. His gesture sensed to be vigilant, with his eyes observing if there was any disturbance around him. After he had walked for twenty minutes, he finally had reached the foot of the mountain. Covering his body behind a nearby tree to hide, he took a look at the settlement that had resided in this ominous region as if it was nothing. It was a village, but the village was unusually bigger than the usual village with a tower made of stone that could reach thirty floors high and was e
"Next!" Shouting the same phrase loudly for the past ten hours, the guard had a bored expression on his face while he and his colleagues recorded the influx of newcomers to Xiutia'a village. At times, the guards would have been surprised by the guests that came as there were some famous figures in ranks of the wandering cultivators. However, most of the time, it usually was those kids that were still in the beginning phase to the cultivation journey that had been sent by their respective schools, or unknown, wandering cultivators that tried to leech unto some big sect's resources to raise their cultivation. "Next!" Finally, the guards would inspect the last person on the row and their shift would come to an end for today. Soon their gaze landed into a young man that wore shabby clothes that have holes in some parts, along without any single weapon on his body and if one sniffed carefully, they would smell a faint, unique scent coming out of the young man's body. Frowning their eye
*Knock* *Knock* "I'm coming!" Walking to the door of his room, Luke takes a double look at his appearance to search for anything that he has forgotten. Seeing that he was ready for the day, Luke nodded slightly and put up his backpack, while opening the door. In front of the door, there was a young woman with yellow clothes and a sword on her back. Noticing that Luke had finally showed up, she giggled and said, "Hey, sleepy head. Come down, we are waiting for you." Smiling, Luke nodded his head while following the woman's lead towards downstairs. After the woman, Luke and her companion talk together last night, they have introduced themselves as two disciples of the same school that was recruited by a senior in the Three Headed Serpent sect. Although they didn't want to tell more about this senior or how they met with him, they shifted the conversation as asking Luke's reason as to why he wanted to join the sect. Giving out an excuse just to only raise his cultivation, Luk