Chapter 1168: The Mysterious Eighth Elite in the Dao of Heaven
The fierce and brutal Black Sandstorm Scorpion had just arrived in front of Happy when it heard the dragon roar. Then, the tough body which would not be injured even after it suffered from a blow in the dao of heaven started twisting about fiercely.
Its fierce mouthpart had opened swiftly. Shock and pain flashed in its huge eyes. It seemed like it had suffered from a violent stimulation and damage. Its upper body shot up by reflex, and the part where its tail connected with its body twisted before it crashed to the side violently.
Its huge body crashed against the ground heavily, and it did not get up even after a long time.
‘I knew it, they have weaknesses.’
Happy’s eyes lit up.
Originally, he was even prepared to use his true origin aura to withstand the Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s blow so that he could search for the Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s weakness while he was close to it. He did not expect that the sound wave attack, which he had decided to use at a moment of inspiration, would actually be effective. In one go, he managed to strike at the scorpion’s weakness.
Happy was surprised and delighted as well.
What surprised him was that the Black Sandstorm Scorpion was like flowing sand and could move about stiffly but also pliantly. What delighted him was that when he reached Inaction Realm, he obtained his fifth style for Ten True Dragon Styles, or else, without the dragon’s roar, he could only run when he ran into mutated sentient beasts like the Black Sandstorm Scorpion.
What astonished him even more was that the Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s body started melting away like flowing sand after it was injured by the dragon’s roar. Its body shrank by an entire size. It was as if its body had lost a layer of protective armor.
When he noticed the changes on the Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s body, Happy quickly chased after it, and with a normal slash, he left behind a gash on the Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s body.
Happy was taken aback.
This time, the Black Sandstorm Scorpion appeared to be truly injured. Happy felt no obstruction when the sword force entered its body, and it was as if he had cut through steel to slash at flesh.
The dragon’s roar seemed to have brought quite a lot of shock and damage to the Black Sandstorm Scorpion. Its huge body spasmed and twisted violently on the ground, and another wound appeared swiftly on its body. Sticky, green liquid flowed out of its wound, and the screeches from the Black Sandstorm Scorpion were instantly dyed with a miserable sound.
“Soundwaves can scatter the flowing sand structure outside their bodies! They can also directly injure the Black Sandstorm Scorpions!” Happy quickly sent that information to Thousand-faced Human Fox and Osaya.
Thousand-faced Human Fox found himself in a difficult situation. “Master, I-I don’t know any soundwave martial arts like Lion’s Roar…”
Before his voice faded away, Osaya already let out a low roar, and the air shuddered violently.
The resentful Black Sandstorm Scorpion which had been chasing after Osaya all over the place had its limbs turn to jelly like a terrified child. Sticky, green liquid gushed out of its mouthpart, eyes, and nose. Its body twitched slightly, and it did not get up again.
Happy and Thousand-faced Human Fox were stunned by this.
However, when they saw Osaya’s indignant expression, they had their questions answered.
She was an elite in the dao of heaven and the Sacred Lady of Holy Fire Sect, and yet she had been chased around for such a long time by a hideous and terrifying monster. They could just imagine the frustration in her heart. Since she learned the weakness of the Black Sandstorm Scorpions, there was no way she would show any mercy.
When she roared, she might have used all her strength!
The Black Sandstorm Scorpion was even more powerful than a Myth Realm elite, and it was killed with a roar from Osaya. If this spread out, this might turn into an interesting piece of rare news in the world of wanderers.
Since the cooldown time for Dragon’s Roar was half a minute, Happy could not continuously fight against those Black Sandstorm Scorpions.
The Black Sandstorm Scorpions nearby were all killed by Osaya, because her anger had not faded away just yet. She left behind a pile of large carsasses before she finally calmed down.
With Happy’s signal, Thousand-faced Human Fox grabbed the divine dagger he had used briefly in the tunnel and went to a Black Sandstorm Scorpion’s corpse nearby. With smooth movements, he opened its chest and brought out a Black Sand Crystal that was as big as a fist from it.
[Black Sand Crystal:
[Grade 2 metal. It won’t be damaged easily, and it’s incredibly sturdy. It’s a great material for refining weapons and equipment. At the same time, they were refining materials for some divine weapon.]
“This Black Sand Crystal can be split into five parts and be used to create divine weapons.”
“Creating divine weapons?”
In the beginning, Happy did not know that he could get anything valuable from the Black Sandstorm Scorpions, but when he heard Thousand-faced Human Fox’s surprised cry, he could not help but have his heart tremble.
He remembered that as of current, the best craftsman could only refine the grade of masterpieces and equipment and increase the echelon for divine weapons.
But creating divine weapons?!
This was something that all the craftsmen in World of Martial Arts would not dare think about.
“Pick up all the Black Sand Crystals.”
Happy instructed Thousand-faced Human Fox with a soft whisper.
There were more than thirty Black Sandstorm Scorpions in the hall. If each of them had a Black Sand Crystal, that would be that he could create more than one hundred divine weapons.
And coincidentally, Lovely Land had just been created not too long ago, and there were a lot of members in it. It was also extraordinarily large. They lacked quite a lot of resources. If they had a large amount of divine weapons, they could fill up the sect storage, and it would be able to increase the morale for Lovely Land, which would allow Lovely Land to improve even faster and progress even steadier!
Thousand-faced Human Fox soon opened up the chests of the Black Sandstorm Scorpions nearby and gathered all the Black Sand Crystals from within them.
Happy looked at Osaya again.
She seemed to have understood Happy’s intention, and before he could finish speaking, she said, “Don’t worry, since we have already made an agreement, I will agree to all of your orders in the palace, so long as you do not cause me trouble…”
While she spoke, Osaya cast a glance at the other elites in the dao of heaven not far in the distance. The underlying meaning in her words was incredibly clear.
She could help in this sort of tiny help, but her limit was that she was not to take the initiative in provoking those elites in the dao of heaven.
“Of course.” Happy smiled and answered, “But I do have one request to ask of you now, Miss Osaya. Could you help me gather as many Black Sand Crystals as possible?”
Osaya answered readily.
She arrived quickly to the group of people nearby.
On the surface, Happy might have agreed that he would not make Osaya take the initiative in causing trouble to the other elites in the dao of heaven, but when he entered through the tunnel of the palace to this place, he could sense the charm of the mission in the forbidden land, along with how the treasures in there lived up to their name.
There was a continuous stream of mysterious and fatal traps. They were also grand and ingenious. Even the elites in the dao of heaven had to be careful and advance with caution, which showed just how there really treasures in the desert palace, and before they could even see what was inside the palace, they had already obtained quite a lot of benefits.
Wild silk, Black Sand Crystals, and mutated sentient beasts from ancient times!
All of them were rarely seen in the world of wanderers.
Any of them would stir up a lot of greed from the powerful fighters in the world of wanderers.
But these valuable and rare treasures were just sealed in the perimeter of the desert palace. They could only be considered as toys that were not very important.
This discovery caused Happy’s urge to obtain the treasures in the desert palace become stronger and his decision to get them firmer.
And he believed that even those elites in the dao of heaven had their sights set on taking all the treasures in the desert palace for themselves. Hence, there was no need for him to provoke them on his own. These people would all stand against each other as enemies, and Osaya would be forced to attack.
By then, based on their agreement, even if Osaya did not want to attack, she would not be able to run from it.
During the start, their progress in obtaining the Black Sand Crystals were very smooth.
Since they had not discovered the Black Sandstorm Scorpions’ weaknesses, all the elites in the dao of heaven, including Dongfang Bubai, Ye Gucheng, Evil King, and Empress Yin found themselves unable to attack these incredibly sturdy Black Sandstorm Scorpions, and they were very gloomy about it.
Osaya worked carefully based on Happy’s instructions, and she discreetly killed half of the Black Sandstorm Scorpions so that Thousand-faced Human Fox could gather the Black Sand Crystals in a relaxed fashion behind her.
But the rest of the scorpions belonged to the other elites in the dao of heaven. Once Osaya approached them, her trick in killing them would naturally be revealed, and the other elites imitated her and easily killed those Black Sandstorm Scorpions.
Divine weapons were very attractive to wanderers.
A few of the followers of the elites in the dao of heaven had been paying attention to Thousand-faced Human Fox for a long time, and they took away the Black Sand Crystals from the scorpions before him, leaving behind only an empty shell to the thief.
Thousand-faced Human Fox was only able to obtain half of the Black Sand Crystals, and he felt a little vexed about it.
But Happy was already very satisfied about it.
He had Black Sand Crystals from twenty Black Sandstorm Scorpions, and that meant he could create one hundred divine weapons. If he converted that to money, he would be able to earn even more than mining in a mine for half a year!
In comparison, Osaya was much calmer.
After all, losing or obtaining the Black Sandstorm Scorpions and the Black Sand Crystals did not affect her too much, and she was naturally happy if someone else attacked the scorpions in her place.
Besides, after this fight, the other six elites in the dao of heaven did not dare to underestimate Osaya anymore. After all, she was the first to figure out a way to attack these scorpions.
“Just what sort of place is this?”
“There’s not even an exit here!”
“Is the legend of the desert palace fake?”
“How’s your side holding on?”
After all the Black Sandstorm Scorpions were killed, the hall became silent. The people began to gather from everywhere and started discussing with each other.
The elites in the dao of heaven did not have a lot of knowledge when it came to formations and traps, so it was only natural that they did not know what sort of situation they were in right now.
But Happy had Thousand-faced Human Fox, who was complete knowledge over the Amazing Log of the Seas and Mountains. He knew that they were in a formation called Forty-nine Sky Force Formation, and hence, when he was gathering the Black Sand Crystals, he remained wary and kept an eye on the last few sand waterfalls which were still cascading from above. He did not dare to be careless.
“There are no longer any sand waterfalls.”
The other people also noticed the sand waterfalls, which seemed to fall like sand timers.
In the beginning, there were dozens of sand waterfalls, but now, there were only a handful left. Everyone saw this and pondered over it as they waited for the changes that would occur when the sand waterfalls completely disappeared.
When the last sand waterfall vanished, hundreds of torches were suddenly lit in the giant palace. Light burned brightly on the walls all around them, and they connected together, illuminating the huge palace. They could see what was inside clearly.
At that moment, many people noticed to their shock that of the seven teams that entered the ruins, six of them had suffered a drastic reduction in numbers.
Martial Paragon Bi Xuan still had dozens of Myth Realm elites who looked rather pathetic. Dongfang Bubai did not have a single servant left, and he was currently the same as Ye Gucheng. They stood not far in the distance alone. One of them was prideful and aloof, and the other admired himself.
The mysterious six-fingered zither player still had around twenty powerful barbarians by his side. He did not lose a single one of them.
Evil King and Empress Yin did not come with a lot of people to start with. Both of them arrived with two of their disciples. As Wan Wan stood in the crowd, she observed Happy curiously and in puzzlement as he stood there in his white robe while giving off an outstanding presence.
At that moment, Happy had his gaze fixed on a mysterious man in black armor, who stood among them. He was never supposed to appear in this place, and right now, he stood in the crowd with a fanged mask, and he gave off the presence of an elite in the dao of heaven.
He was the eighth elite in the dao of heaven!