Chapter 674 – This Is A Big Problem
The two quest items were in hand.
The two pieces of stones had grooves on the edges that matched up, which meant the two stones could be merged together to trigger something.
Luo Tian wasn’t in a rush to trigger it.
The higher the quest rewards, the more dangerous the quest would be.
Risks and rewards have always been proportional to each other. And since Mount Hua’s progenitor allowed him to enter and exit the Floodplain World freely, this was the prerequisite for Luo Tian to level up if it was based on the gaming logic from his previous life. Only when he levels up some more can he enter the Geocentric Tower.
Luo Tian hadn’t entered the Floodplain World yet and he wasn’t given much information on it.
He was planning on finding a few more disciples before heading back to Mount Hua Immortal Sect for seclusion training. Then he would finalize the preparation for the immortal sect disciple competition.
Luo Tian took the Heavenly Plume City’s jade seal and said: “Your Soul King tricked you. The Geocentric Tower isn’t a gateway to travel to other worlds, and it doesn’t have higher spiritual essence from other worlds to help you cultivate faster. Inside is an expert from a higher realm that is devouring the spiritual essence of the Tianxuan Continent. Honestly, I don’t know if the Soul King really doesn’t know or if he deliberately tricked you.”
Luo Tian didn’t want to jump to any conclusions.
He didn’t know what kind of person the Soul King was so he didn’t want to randomly make judgments.
After all, Murong Bai had been someone from the Soul Hall.
Murong Bai felt a faint shiver internally. He looked at Luo Tian before giving a self-mocking smile: “I’m no longer someone from the Soul Hall. It was you that pulled me into Mount Hua Immortal Sect so from today onwards, I am a person of Mount Hua.”
He was feeling a bit of emotional pain.
When he thought back to the time when the Soul King was telling him this matter, the Soul King’s eyes looked rather genuine. From the looks of things now, it’s possible that the Soul King might be tricking him.
He had been loyal to the Soul Hall for all these years, yet now he realized he couldn’t trust anyone there. “Murong Bai, oh Murong Bai… you were nothing but a tool, a dancing clown in front of their eyes. What a hilarious joke!”
Luo Tian looked at Murong Bai and didn’t say anything. He only patted his shoulder a few times before taking large strides to catch up to Niu Jingang. He then shouted: “Jingang, wait for me!”
No one amongst them was a complete idiot.
There were some things that Luo Tian didn’t have to say out loud, and also didn’t have a reason to.
Murong Bai wasn’t a kid so he could distinguish this easily.
Luo Tian had saved him, healed him, and treated him like a brother. But inside Murong Bai, he was still attached to the Soul Hall because that’s the place where he grew up. The Soul King could be considered half-a-master to him, but now he found out that this half-a-master was someone that couldn’t be trusted.
This was a very big blow to him, even more unbearable than being slapped by the Grand Elder.
After thinking over things for a bit, Murong Bai looked up and noticed Luo Tian’s back. Under the sunlight, the shadow of Luo Tian’s figure stretched out like a huge giant. Murong Bai faintly smiled, “From today onwards, I, Murong Bai, will be someone on your side.”
He grinned to himself before quickly catching up.
The three of them were chatting and laughing in an unrestrained manner.
They were just like three brothers.
Unknowingly, three days had passed by.
They were now deep into the desert. It was still an endless desert where one couldn’t see where it began or ended. The heat was unbearable here and it easily made people agitated.
Luo Tian couldn’t help asking: “Little Bai, didn’t you say that the Desert of Death was the number two forbidden grounds? How come there’s nothing here? Could it be the reason it was labeled as a forbidden ground because there isn’t any food or water here?”
For someone with Luo Tian’s cultivation realm, not eating and drinking for a few months wasn’t an issue.
Not to mention that they had brought plenty of food and water with them.
The moment Jingang stepped onto the desert, his mouth had not stopped moving since Luo Tian had prepared a lot of grilled meat for him.
One must mention that this guy could really eat, comparable to Qin Changtian from the Sky Palace. He had no concept of being full and just kept eating. His stomach was only this big so how could it fit so much food?
Murong Bai muttered: “I’ve only heard about it and have never been here. Rumor has it that the Desert of Death is filled with desert demonic beasts that are much stronger than the demonic beasts residing in the mountain ranges.”
Niu Jingang ripped a piece of grilled meat and asked: “Boss, why are we walking through the desert?”
Luo Tian and Murong Bai looked at each other with a dumbstruck expression.
“Why are we walking through the desert? We are experts at the Profound God realm, so why are we so stupid to walk with our feet? Even the soles of my shoes have been worn through! Why are we so dumb?” Murong Bai complained while staring at the sky.
They only realized this problem after walking for three days.
Luo Tian was first stunned before smiling bitterly. Just when he was about to fly into the air and check the surroundings, his brows furrowed as he said: “Something’s happening!”
Murong Bai instantly guarded one side of Luo Tian.
Niu Jingang’s reaction wasn’t slow. He slurped up the grilled meat in his mouth and guarded Luo Tian’s other side.
Left and Right Guardians!
Two warrior protectors!
Luo Tian was moved in his heart before sending out his spiritual senses that encompassed over a hundred thousand kilometers.
In an instant, the sand in the area started moving. The frequency of the shaking started getting more intense and harsh sounds came from below.
“Under the ground!”
Luo Tian’s expression changed.
Before he could speak further, a big Sand Scorpion with huge pincers charged out. The pincer swept out and clamped towards Luo Tian while breaking the sound barrier.
Jingang became unhappy when he looked at his grilled meat covered in sand. His fists were clenched as he walked over one step at a time. Each step was filled with berserk powers while energy rippled out from the impact of his feet on the ground.
Facing a huge pincer that was getting closer, Niu Jingang just smashed out his fist.
The giant black pincer was smashed away and the Sand Scorpion’s body jerked back violently.
The most dangerous thing about these poisonous scorpions weren’t their pincers but the stinger on its tail.
Niu Jingang grew up in the forest of a mountain and didn’t know how sinister the human heart could be. He also didn’t know that some demonic beasts were like that as well. The moment his punch smashed the pincer away, the scorpion’s tail came out from deep inside the sand. The curvature of the tail was like a waning moon as it pierced behind Niu Jingang at lightning speed.
Luo Tian’s eyes turned gloomy as he shouted internally: “Level 9 Berserk!”
His figure became a blur and instantly arrived to hold onto the scorpion’s poisonous tail. His other hand formed a fist and the power of five hundred plus times his attributes heavily punched out.
A single punch smashed the tail into smithereens.
Niu Jingang looked back and scratched his head foolishly, “Thanks, boss.”
The Sand Scorpion had failed two consecutive attacks.
It started wailing in pain and quickly retreated. Its body drilled into the sand, leaving two pitch-black eyes glaring at Luo Tian with intense hatred.
“Whoosh~, whoosh~, whoosh~…”
In just a few moves, the Sand Scorpion had now disappeared without a trace.
“Boss, this one will chase after it.” Niu Jingang said straightforwardly.
Luo Tian shook his head, “No need.”
At this time, Murong Bai flew into the air and started chuckling, “This is going to be a big problem now.”
Luo Tian looked up and asked: “What’s going on?”
Murong Bai replied: “A sandstorm is coming! Wait, no… it should be a Sand Scorpion storm is coming! They are all coming, over ten thousand of them! This is going to be a lot of fun!”
Luo Tian’s expression was full of joy, “This is so awesome! They’re sending me the warmth of love!”