Who would have guessed that someone was actually able to approach Xiang Shaoyun and the goldmark toad undetected? Before Xiang Shaoyun even knew what was happening, he heard a m.u.f.fled sound as another goldblood stone landed on the ground before him. This piece of goldblood stone was about 50 percent bigger than what the goldmark toad offered.
Xiang Shaoyun burned with excitement. Just one of these two was valuable enough to purchase saint-grade items. But when he looked around, he couldn’t find the speaker. He muttered in confusion, “Where is he?”
“Kid, are you blind? Can’t you see that this lord is here?” the voice came out again.
Xiang Shaoyun searched his surroundings, and he even released the Nether Soul Domain’s senses. Even so, he still couldn’t find anyone. He answered timidly, “Lord, I really can’t see you.”
“So you are indeed blind. How can you not see this lord’s heroic, handsome, imposing, and extraordinary body?” the same voice complained resentfully.
At this time, the goldmark toad snorted coldly and said with his head lowered, “Old turtle, are you really going to fight over this gold lunar liquid with me?”
Xiang Shaoyun followed his gaze and saw a golden turtle the size of a fist. It was unknown when this turtle had arrived. This little golden turtle can’t be the one talking to me, right? Xiang Shaoyun wondered inwardly.
“Get lost, stupid toad,” berated the turtle. He looked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, “What is that look in your eyes, kid? Are you looking down on this lord? Do you want to be swallowed alive?”
Finally, Xiang Shaoyun confirmed that this little turtle was the one speaking. When he heard the kind of tone the turtle used when speaking to the toad, Xiang Shaoyun quickly waved his hands and said, “How would I dare to look down on you, lord? You are handsome, carefree, majestic, and mighty. This kid’s respect for you is as boundless as the unceasing torrents of a flooding river.”
Xiang Shaoyun continued singing the turtle praises using 10 different terms without repeating a single one. This wasn’t an easy thing to do.
“You’re quite smart, with all things considered,” said the turtle smugly. “Come, hand your gold lunar liquid to this lord.”
“Kid, you dare? Hand it over here!” shouted the furious goldmark toad as he reached for the bottle in Xiang Shaoyun’s hand.
The toad was too fast for Xiang Shaoyun to react. Before he knew it, the bottle was gone from his hand. However, the turtle abruptly shot up from the ground and bit the toad’s hand. The toad instantly released the bottle as though he had suffered an electric shock. The turtle took the chance to quickly catch the bottle with his mouth.
The toad naturally wouldn’t let this rest. He slammed his palm down at the turtle. His palm glowed brilliantly, and the energy eruption sent Xiang Shaoyun flying far away and slammed him into the ground. Without the damaged saint armor he was wearing, he would have died or been heavily injured.
I’m suffering for nothing! I haven’t even gotten the chance to get the goldblood stone! Xiang Shaoyun grumbled inwardly.
He did not dare to approach and collect the goldblood stone. He was afraid that a random aftershock would kill him. It wasn’t worth losing his life like that. He hurriedly fled farther from the battle, intending to collect the goldblood stone after the two were done fighting.
I need to get both the stones! These are great treasures to increase my combat strength, thought Xiang Shaoyun as he rubbed his palms.
At this moment, the goldmark toad was completely enraged. He sent repeated palm attacks at the little golden turtle. The entire area was covered in a terrifying gold radiance. In the blink of an eye, numerous craters riddled the ground.
The little turtle hopped about repeatedly as he roared, “Toad, are you trying to challenge me? Do you want me to turn your nest upside down?”
“Old b.a.s.t.a.r.d, give up all the gold lunar liquid, or I won’t stop until you’re dead!” shouted the furious goldmark toad.
He was a peak Demon Sovereign. His combat strength was terrifying, and if he really decided to fight the turtle for real, the entire area would probably be flattened.
The little turtle said proudly, “Impossible. This lord is stronger than you. What can you do to me? Do you want to get kicked out of the lake?”
“Fine. Today, I’ll fight you to the death!” answered the goldmark toad. Golden lines suddenly appeared on his forehead. They crisscrossed and formed a sharp radiance that seemed incredibly threatening. It was apparent his attack would be a terrifyingly destructive technique once unleashed.
“Bring it on! You think I’m a pushover? Today, I’ll show you who’s better between us. We will determine the true master of the lake today!” said the turtle. He stopped holding back, and his body instantly enlarged. His golden sh.e.l.l became as large as a mountain, and on the sh.e.l.l were numerous golden lines.
The lines seemed to represent a different power from the ones on the goldmark toad. His head gained some resemblance to a dragon’s head and emanated the same sort of pressure that made it clear he was not a regular demonic beast.
“Gold-scaled dragon turtle!” Xiang Shaoyun exclaimed in shock.
He was aware there was a gold-scaled dragon turtle in the lake, but when the goldmark toad appeared, he thought that the disciples were mistaken. Surprisingly, there really was a gold-scaled dragon turtle.
The gold-scaled dragon turtle was no weaker than the goldmark toad. In fact, he was slightly stronger. His ma.s.sive body moved like a moving mountain as he threw a punch out with a shout, “Witness my Overlord Fist!”
A golden fist crushed forth in the form of a terrifying clump of energy, leaving a deep trench in its path as it advanced. At the same time, the golden energy on the toad’s forehead shot forward. The lines crisscrossed to form a golden net before clas.h.i.+ng with the incoming fist energy.
A ma.s.sive golden explosion erupted, causing the earth to quake and the mountains to shake. Xiang Shaoyun scampered off in a panic. In his attempt to escape, he reached the lake again. In fact, he nearly fell inside.
“My goldblood stones!” Xiang Shaoyun wailed as the goldblood stones were no longer anywhere to be seen. The explosion must have engulfed them, and it was very like that both stones had been destroyed. He could feel his heart bleeding with a sense of loss.
No, no, I can’t give up like this! I already handed over my gold lunar liquid, so I must be compensated! yelled Xiang Shaoyun inwardly. He spun around and looked at the lake. After clenching his teeth, he jumped inside.
Since the goldblood stones came from the bottom of the lake, there should be more down in the lakebed.