Chapter 1090 Rat Tide
The black torrent gushed out from the ground. A fiendish aura wreaked havoc as it sped towards the Tianyuan Region team standing outside the giant pit with lightning speed.
It was only when the sun illuminated the black torrent that everyone saw its true appearance. It was a swarm of ancient rodent beasts. Their bodies were tremendous, their fur dark, their eyes scarlet. Ancient runes were flas.h.i.+ng all over their claws and teeth. Although the ancient rat beasts resembled rats, they exuded an indescribable ancient fierceness from their bodies, like panthers.
“Attack!” Qin Lian’s cold voice rang out.
The next moment, the 2000 Heavenly Sun experts struck back with full strength. Mighty Genesis Qi turned into thousands of waterfalls and bombarded the black torrent as if boulders breaking into a mountain.
The black torrent was severed in an instant, but soon, the rats again rushed out in endless numbers. They charged out of the huge pit and approached the nearby Tianyuan Region team members.
Caught off guard, some Heavenly Sun experts were blasted into the distance, and the ancient rats’ sharp claws slashed at them.
Fortunately, everyone present was an elite. They soon snapped out of their shock, and in formations of small teams, they used all sorts of means to rapidly sever the swarm of ancient rats.
Based on strength, the ancient rats were at most at the Divine Dwelling stage, but when they gathered in numbers, they were particularly terrifying.
Bian Buji, Mu Youlan, Han Jinhe and the other deputy captains rushed onto the battlefield and killed the nearby ancient rats with explosions of Genesis Qi.
However, the endless swarm was too terrifying. In just a few breaths, the black torrent had occupied the barren mountain range and surrounded the entire Tianyuan Region team.
Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian hovered in the sky with solemn expressions. Guyuan Heaven is indeed full of danger. Even the ancient beasts born from an ancestral qi vein are very difficult to deal with.
“There’s too many!” Qin Lian exclaimed. It’s no wonder this mountain range is so barren. Those ancient rats are the culprit.
Zhou Yuan narrowed his eyes. “Something is controlling them…that thing in the deepest place should be the rat king. The group of rats will scatter once we kill it.”
He looked at Qin Lian, and they both nodded decisively.
Mighty Genesis Qi exploded as the two sped down simultaneously. They tunneled down into the deep pit and shattered the ground surface with Genesis Qi.
But they didn’t rush too far down, as when they felt the rocks collapsing, a s.p.a.cious underground palace had appeared below them.
The two immediately noticed a gust of wind whizzing towards them from both sides the moment they arrived in the underground palace. Then, their gaze met two pairs of scarlet and ruthless eyes.
Their offensive was fierce, but Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian had both fought countless battles. Genesis Qi gushed forth from their bodies and formed several tough Genesis Qi barriers in front of them. At the same time, they opened their mouths and roared out torrents of Genesis Qi.
The claws stretched out from the darkness tore down their layers of defense, but the two domineering Genesis Qi torrents battered them repeatedly during their brief moment of stillness.
The two giant beasts were blasted upside down, and they smashed into the ground, tearing long tracks into the ground.
Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian followed the tracks and saw two giant rats with golden fur. Each had two wings on its back. They shone coldly like blades.
The two flying golden rats seemed to be a male and a female pair, and they should be the king and queen of the ancient rats.
Golden runes gathered on their foreheads, and even their claws and teeth were a pale golden color. Saliva trickled down their mouths and corroded the ground.
“What tough bodies,” Zhou Yuan couldn’t help complimenting out loud. Even though he and Qin Lian hadn’t held back their Genesis Qi attacks and had seemingly battered the two golden rats, they had failed to inflict much harm.
According to his speculation, the two golden rats likely wouldn’t be weaker than top-tier advanced Heavenly Sun experts.
If Han Jinhe and the others were here instead of Zhou Yuan, they would have likely been eaten.
Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian met each other’s gaze, then nodded simultaneously.
Zhou Yuan was the first to transform into a shadow, and he vanished into thin air. When he reappeared, he was already in front of the two golden rats with his hand spread open. Hair rapidly shrouded his hand, and a mysterious light flashed in the center of his palm.
“Heavenly Yuan brush, Spirit Devour…Spirit Burial!”
At that moment, a terrifying shock wave erupted from Zhou Yuan’s palm. That shock wave wasn’t formed from Genesis Qi, but it specifically targeted the Spirit!
The ancient beasts possessed terrifyingly tough bodies, but they also had flaws, and that was their weak Spirit. Therefore, as the Spirit Burial approached, the two golden rats fell into a lifeless state.
Zhou Yuan stamped his foot, and white hair broke out from the ground around the two golden rats’ feet and tightly wrapped around them.
While Zhou Yuan suppressed them for a moment, Qin Lian appeared above one of the golden rats, and a scarlet sparrow blade flashed out from her slender hand.
Top Heaven Genesis Weapon, Scarlet Sparrow Blade
The sword whizzed down like a red sparrow incinerating the sky, and its terrifying blazing aura distorted s.p.a.ce. The fiery aura snapped the two golden rats out of their lifeless state. Their hair stood on end, and they made ear-piercing noises.
The blade swung down.
One of the golden rats was directly sliced in half, and blood splattered in all directions as the rat crashed into the ground. But the other rat, the male golden rat king, was only inflicted with a hideous wound. Infuriated, it broke free of the snow-white hair’s binding and shot out.
“A pity.” Qin Lian descended with a regretful look on her face. She should have killed both with her previous blade strike, but the rat king was too cunning and had moved back a little, resulting in her blade slas.h.i.+ng more towards the female rat.
The golden rat king screamed furiously, and the scarlet color in its small eyes intensified. However, it knew how dangerous the two people in front of it were, so it spun around to flee.
Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian unhesitantly gave chase.
The three shuttled through the underground palace.
Under their pursuit, the golden rat king suddenly rammed into a boulder. It smashed the boulder apart and charged through it.
Zhou Yuan and Qin Lian followed and rushed into the cave almost at the same time. As they entered the cave, their field of vision suddenly widened. At this moment, in the center of the cave, several white stalact.i.tes were hanging down from the ceiling.
Cl.u.s.ters of faint light were gathered at the tips of the stalact.i.tes, and within them were mysterious objects. They radiated an ancient, pure, mysterious wave of energy.
“That’s…” Zhou Yuan’s pupils shrank.
Qin Lian drew a deep breath, and shock and joy gushed forth from her beautiful eyes.
“Zhou Yuan, those are mysterious treasures! They are formed from the nourishment of ancestral qi over many years, and they are essential to refine Saint treasures!”
Zhou Yuan’s heart trembled, and his eyes similarly gleamed covetously. It should be said that not every ancestral qi vein gave birth to such mysterious treasures!
As expected, this ancestral qi vein contained treasures.
While Zhou Yuan’s and Qin Lian’s attention was drawn to the mysterious treasures, the golden rat king suddenly shot out and pounced towards a stalact.i.te. It swallowed a mysterious treasure along with the stalact.i.te in one bite.
As it screamed, its body began to swell and emit a fiendish aura. Evidently, it wanted to use the mysterious treasure to increase its strength.
But Zhou Yuan was greatly enraged. With crimson red eyes, he took a large step forward.
Heavenly Yuan Brush, Promotion!
A storm of terrifyingly powerful Genesis Qi suddenly raged from his body, causing the cave to shake violently.
“Great Flame Devil!”
Amidst his roar, Zhou Yuan’s body suddenly expanded, and lava flowed over his body. He looked like a fierce flame devil.
His roar rumbled like thunder in the earth’s depths: “Beast, spit out my treasure!”