Chapter 901: Who’s Hunting?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Fellow Daoist Dan Zhouzi, that brat tried to activate the storage ring multiple times. That must mean that although his cultivation is insufficient, he has other people beside him or has some special Dharmic treasures!” Shan Lingzi hesitated before reminding Dan Zhouzi.
“So what?” Dan Zhouzi had an expression of disdain as he looked coldly at Shan Lingzi.
“You’ve only had your Dao karma destroyed. Don’t tell me your guts were destroyed as well. Even if that brat has someone beside him, there’s no way they’re a Planet realm. If they were, your storage ring would have been opened a long time ago. And if he has Dharmic treasures, wouldn’t that be better? Besides, he doesn’t know we’re chasing after him, so finding him will be a piece of cake!” As he spoke, Dan Zhouzi raised his right hand, and early-stage Planet realm cultivation disturbances spread forth from his body, gushing into the golden beetle.
As it was activated, the golden beetle’s wings spread and flapped rapidly on the spot. Layers of waves invisible to the naked eye spread out rapidly and covered quite a large area.
“My mount’s intrinsic divine power can check signs of abnormal movement from Eternal Star realms and below. If that brat is traveling quickly, I’ll notice him in a short while!” Dan Zhouzi narrowed his eyes and controlled the golden beetle to fly towards the front, using its intrinsic divine power to search the surroundings for all signs of movement.
The golden beetle’s search could make Dan Zhouzi so confident because of its incisiveness. However, Wang Baole was cautious, having hidden in the meteorite. Hence, the golden beetle’s search failed.
After all, he didn’t move, making use of the meteorite’s trajectory instead. That way, unless his Divine Sense swept over him at close range, it was impossible to detect him with Dan Zhouzi’s early-stage Planet realm cultivation.
Moreover… since Wang Baole’s plan was great and he was cautious enough, he could avoid Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi, causing them to be unable to pick up on his trail again. They could only continue expanding their search radius.
That way, the possibility of them accurately finding Wang Baole’s location at the earliest possible time was greatly reduced. And once Wang Baole really managed to hide for several months, it would be highly possible to return safely to the Divine Eye civilization when he left again.
Of course, the prerequisite of all of that was that Wang Baole didn’t know that he was only facing an early-stage Planet realm. As for Shan Lingzi… in his current state, he couldn’t even take one hit when facing Wang Baole.
If he knew his opponents were only that strong, with Wang Baole’s personality, there was a 90% chance that he would choose to actively attack and try to kill them, choosing to kill off his future threats.
However… although he didn’t know that his opponents weren’t out of his league, his hiding spot was still found by Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi after half a month.
It wasn’t that Wang Baole was exposed, but… the paper human cutout in the storage ring he sealed somehow broke open the seal again, and the strange laughter rang in Wang Baole’s mind once more. Although the laughter only lasted for a moment, Wang Baole’s soul still jolted.
The laughter didn’t bring the ethereal spirit boat this time, but Wang Baole was extremely troubled. He felt an indescribable feeling in his heart towards the strangeness of the paper human cutout. Just as he was about to reseal it, Wang Baole’s expression suddenly changed as he raised his head to look upwards. His Divine Sense also spread out to look at the cosmos.
When he looked towards the cosmos, his Divine Sense instantly locked onto an area in the distance that suddenly went blurry. Following that, a giant golden beetle appeared from that area!
Within the golden beetle were Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi. They previously searched for half a month but couldn’t find Wang Baole’s trail. While that made Shan Lingzi feel anxious, it also made Dan Zhouzi feel that his reputation had taken a hit. After all, he vowed solemnly previously. However, just as he was also starting to feel anxious and impatient, Shan Lingzi suddenly found the storage ring’s disturbances again.
And coincidentally… their position wasn’t far away from where the disturbances came from. So, Dan Zhouzi didn’t hesitate to use some of his cultivation to control the golden beetle and unleash a cosmos teleportation!
Such a teleportation used up his cultivation and would also drain the golden beetle, but now, he no longer cared. So, as Wang Baole felt that the paper human cutout was acting weird, the golden beetle that Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi were on had already appeared there!
He knew the identities of those who arrived with just one look at the golden beetle. Wang Baole instantly judged that the Planet realm cultivator whose physical body died back then was definitely inside the golden beetle. They found him by tracking the storage ring.
So, he also instantly understood that his previous caution wasn’t wrong. It was just that the paper human cutout’s actions weren’t something he could control.
That paper human cutout did it on purpose! Wang Baole’s expression turned ugly, but he knew that now wasn’t the time to consider that. Instinctively, he chanted the Dao Scripture silently in his heart!
Chanting silently in his heart had basically become a habit of his before attacking. He did it at the Eye of the Eternal Star and the imperial cemetery.
After all, the power of the Dao Scripture didn’t descend immediately, and there was some delay. At the same time, to those who had never faced it, they would normally feel their souls being shaken after suddenly experiencing it, thereby giving Wang Baole a chance to attack…
But this time, after Wang Baole silently chanted the Dao Scripture in his heart, he suddenly felt something amiss. It seemed that the paper human cutout in the storage ring spread out some slight disturbances after originally being calm. However, the disturbances were so weak that Wang Baole almost thought it was an illusion.
But he still paid attention and spread a wisp of his Divine Will to gather onto the storage ring. At the same time, he narrowed his eyes to look at the golden beetle that was speeding towards him in the cosmos. He saw two silhouettes fly out from within the golden beetle. He had seen one of them before. It was Shan Lingzi, whose physical body got destroyed previously and who had obviously reconstructed it.
But his injuries back then were too serious. Furthermore, Wang Baole experienced the incidents after the Divine Eye civilization’s left-hand elder lost his physical body. Hence, he understood more about the consequences of Planet realm cultivators losing their physical bodies and wasn’t surprised to see that Shan Lingzi only had a late-stage Spirit Immortal realm cultivation.
As for the other, he had an arrogant expression. He didn’t hide his Planet realm disturbances at all, and they spread and headed straight for the meteorite. Looking from afar, it seemed like a planet was about to crash into it.
This scene made Wang Baole’s expression become slightly weird. Within the boundaries of his Divine Will, he only saw the golden beetle and nothing else. There were also only two people who came. Moreover, the Planet realm cultivator was only at the early-stage Planet realm. This made Wang Baole slightly confused.
You dare chase after me with just an early-stage Planet realm? Wang Baole narrowed his eyes and suddenly laughed. He already understood that his opponents might have thought that he was still a Soul Conduit. They didn’t expect him to reach the perfected stage Spirit Immortal realm in such a short period of time. Moreover, he was an extraordinary cultivator at the level of a Planet realm!
If this is the case, whether I hide or not doesn’t matter! A cold glint flashed between Wang Baole’s eyes. He had a decisive and vicious personality, after all, so he instantly made a decision to kill off his future threats once and for all now.
As he had that thought, Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi’s silhouettes rumbled over. Compared to Dan Zhouzi, Shan Lingzi was slightly slower. He purposely did that, but it was also caused by the differences in their cultivations. But Dan Zhouzi wasn’t foolish. He naturally saw through Shan Lingzi’s plans and sensed that there were some array formations on the meteorite. At the same time, with a sweep of his Divine Will, he found Wang Baole inside the meteorite. In fact, he even saw that Wang Baole wasn’t a Soul Conduit, being a Spirit Immortal instead.
But he didn’t care!
So what if he’s a Spirit Immortal? In front of absolute cultivation, all resistance turns to dust! Dan Zhouzi neared with a vicious smile, and as he raised his right hand, his Planet realm power exploded forth. A giant illusory image of a planet transmogrified behind his body. But just as it was about to land on the meteorite, the power of the Dao Scripture suddenly descended.
Silent rumbles instantly exploded forth in Shan Lingzi and Dan Zhouzi’s minds. Moreover, a horrifying suppressive force seemed to spread from deep within the cosmos as it engulfed the surroundings and descended upon their souls. It caused their bodies to tremble violently and their expressions to change immensely.
At the same time, a cold glint flashed between the eyes of Wang Baole, who was sitting cross-legged in the meteorite. He immediately weaved hand seals with both hands. Instantly, the meteorite he was on actually… self-destructed!