“What did that kid find?” muttered Feng Huosuo, who was observing him from high in the sky. As far as he was concerned, Xiang Shaoyun was someone he needed to kill. Thus, it wasn’t possible that he wouldn’t pay close attention to Xiang Shaoyun.
Shadowflash had also noticed the same. Soon, he narrowed his eyes as his expression s.h.i.+fted, “Something is odd about the stone under the furred claw crabs.”
At this time, the gorgeously dressed elder from the Sacred Deer Academy said in astonishment, “Huh? It’s a nascent transformation stone. This kid has a surprisingly good pair of eyes. He actually recognized the stone.”
“Indeed. Nascent transformation stones are rare, and few people can recognize one. Looks like the lord guardian’s disciple is not so simple, after all,” said a Nine Palace Academy elder.
“I only want to know why the Dragon Phoenix Academy expelled the lord guardian’s disciple. He must be an unpolished jade for him to become the lord guardian’s disciple. Is the Dragon Phoenix Academy blind?” questioned a True Martial Academy, derision in his eyes as he looked at Shadowflash and Feng Huosuo.
“What’s the point of talent if one has a bad character?” replied Shadowflash.
Feng Huosuo piped in, “He had murdered two descendants of academy elders. I advise that you all be careful when dealing with him.”
His words were obviously directed at the Sacred Deer Academy elder. He was afraid that the Sacred Deer Academy would actually recruit Xiang Shaoyun, which wasn’t something he wanted to see. His words dampened the elders’ excitement. After all, this was another academy’s internal affair. It was not their place to comment on it.
At this time, Xiang Shaoyun alone had charged right into the forbidden zone of the furred claw crabs with only a saber and his mount by his side. He swung his saber repeatedly as he utilized the Seven Overlapping Waves Slash to stack his saber energies over and over, blasting several furred claw crab Emperors to pieces.
Akin to a young G.o.d of death, he killed in a clean and effective manner. The furred claw crabs stood no chance against him.
n.o.body at the Emperor and lower realms was his match. The crab Sovereign was forced to act as he roared, “A puny human dares to kill so many of my sons and grandsons? Today, I will rip you apart!”
Like an exceptional saber master, the crab Sovereign swept his eight legs forward, filling their surroundings with a blue radiance. From his powerful aura, he was a second-stage Demon Sovereign. No disciple would lightly provoke an existence at this level.
Xiang Shaoyun could feel a pressure crus.h.i.+ng down on him, but it wasn’t so overwhelming that he couldn’t resist it. He activated his gift of instincts and instantly saw through the openings of the crab’s attacks. Where the eight scythe-like legs were falling, there were some blank spots he could use to dodge the attacks before pulling closer to the crab.
As he dodged toward the blank spot, the legs glided past him. The Goldplates around his skin were instantly sliced apart. Fortunately, his body had not sustained injury. He grabbed onto the opportunity presented to him and tightly gripped the Shark Devourer Saber with both his hands. His battle intent and saber intent soared, and instantly, he slashed seven times, unleas.h.i.+ng the full power of the Seven Overlapping Waves Slash.
He had already reached the second stage of saber intent. Thus, although it looked like he was tightly gripping the saber, his saber had actually left his grasp and was fiercely swinging toward the crab. The crab reacted deftly and moved his ma.s.sive pincers forward, blocking all seven slashes. The impact blasted the crab backward.
Xiang Shaoyun was nowhere to be found, and by the time the crab sensed him, he was already behind the crab. His fists lashed out like a pair of dragons and bombarded the crab’s underbelly, the crab’s weakest point.
The punch sent the crab flying into the air, and the saber moved by itself and slashed down, splitting the crab’s sh.e.l.l. Blood rained down and sprayed everywhere. The nearby crabs went mad and attacked Xiang Shaoyun with their full strength with a firm resolution to kill him off.
With the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, Xiang Shaoyun moved like a specter and reached the nascent transformation stone. He blasted away the crabs around it and grabbed for the stone, suffering a strike from a crab’s pincers in the process. If it wasn’t for his tough physique, his blood would have spilled by now.
Nevertheless, he was able to stow away the nascent transformation stone. He wasted no time, and after pus.h.i.+ng the crab Sovereign away and retrieving the Shark Devourer Saber, he called out to Money and rushed toward the depths of Lonesoul Island.
When Xia Liuhui saw Xiang Shaoyun running off alone, he shouted, “Hey, hey, boss! I thought we’re fighting side by side until the sky darkens? How can you go in alone? Where is your loyalty? Hey…boss, wait for me!”
“Take care,” Xiang Shaoyun said before vanis.h.i.+ng in the midst of numerous furred claw crabs.
The nascent transformation stone was the furred claw crabs’ treasure. With him s.n.a.t.c.hing it from them, they would definitely be driven mad with fury.
Thousands upon thousands of crabs pursued him, and numerous energy attacks rained down on him as he fled. In fact, the entire scene looked rather spectacular.
Because of Xiang Shaoyun, the pressure the Sacred Deer Academy disciples faced was reduced, allowing them to advance more quickly. Soon, they surpa.s.sed the Dragon Phoenix Academy disciples and caught up with the Nine Palace Academy disciples.
The Sacred Deer Academy elders and overseers roared with laughter. Although their success was all thanks to their good luck of having stumbled upon Xiang Shaoyun, luck was also part of one’s strength.
Lonesoul Island was very big, and the furred claw crabs only occupied the island’s sh.o.r.e. They couldn’t occupy the whole island because other powerful demonic beasts were on the island. These beasts were existences that not even the furred claw crabs would wish to provoke.
Because of the beasts, the furred claw crabs only chased after Xiang Shaoyun for a while before they no longer dared to continue. They did not want to go any deeper as they didn’t want to provoke the fellows they couldn’t afford to offend.
Lonesoul Island was filled with oddly-shaped stones, ancient trees, thick weeds, and numerous snakes and bugs. It definitely wasn’t as peaceful as it looked, and there were also rumors that the island was haunted. At times, rumors wouldn’t arise from nothing.
After breaking away from the crabs, Xiang Shaoyun finally landed on the ground. But the moment he landed, he was attacked by two groups of poison mosquitoes. Each mosquito was the size of a fist. There were a lot of them, and they were highly toxic. The moment one was stung, one’s life would be in danger.
Using fire, Xiang Shaoyun easily burned them down, and they couldn’t approach him. He concurrently spread out his Nether Soul Domain senses and scanned his surroundings.
He discovered that a certain odd stone ahead of him had a pair of crimson eyes akin to a pair of lanterns. It exuded an eerie aura that caused one’s hair to stand on end. Without any hesitation, he flew off in a different direction. He did not even have the courage to face that thing in a fight.