Long Yi sensed that his sea of consciousness was empty, before falling into a semi-coma state. AoTianJue’s internal force began to automatically circulate to heal his wounded meridians.
Those dense terrifying dark clouds also began to disperse quickly, and the downpour slowly began to stop as the sky brightened..
Ha Lei and others looked at each other in blank dismay, they truly didn’t understand why the lightning struck exactly on the Achilles’ heel of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon in quick succession. Could it be that they were actually protected by the Light God?
“Long Yi, Long Yi.” Lu Xiya yelled loudly as she went out to find Long Yi. As the Silver Backed Earth Dragon tossed Long Yi in the opposite direction, the group of them were unable to locate Long Yi after the battle ended..
When she saw Long Yi was half buried in the muddy ground, and had no idea whether or not Long Yi was still alive, Lu Xiya’s tears began to fall to the ground. then going to Long Yi’s side and supporting him, she sorrowfully called his name. She didn’t know when, but Leng Youyou and Barbarian Bull were already standing behind her. the both of them had worried looks on their face, even the usually indifferent face of Leng Youyou had a complex expression on it.
Long Yi weakly opened his eyes, made a rigid smile, and comforted Lu Xiya, “Good girl, don’t cry, I’m fine.” Seeing Lu Xiya’s tear-stained beautiful face, Long Yi couldn’t help but remember Si Bi. Things had remained the same, but the people had changed.
Ha Lei and the remaining people surrounded the corpse of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon, and they were sizing up this nearly roasted big guy while clicking their tongues.
“Ha Lei quickly dig out the magic core of this beast, it can be worth tens of thousands of Amethyst coins.” Ge Leite said in a trembling voice, the look of greed in his narrow eyes was hard to miss..
Ha Lei nodded his head, before raising his huge sword and plunging it into the head of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon. As they thought of the magic core they were about to obtain, they realised that the mission’s rewards were lacking compared to their current harvest.
Since the whole body of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon was destroyed by the lightning, therefore Ha Lei easily dug out a magic core which was mostly silver, with a hint of gold from the head of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon with ease, as easy as blowing off the dust off several people. Originally the magic core of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon was silver in color, but since it was in the middle of evolution when it was killed, a portion of its magic core experienced a qualitative change as it was becoming a magic core of a higher grade. The value of this magic core increased by several times, and would now be equivalent to half an S-class magical beast’s core..
“We got rich, we got rich.” Ge Leite trembled with excitement.
This time, not only Ge Leite, the others were also excited. Even the always indifference Lan Tian nearly forgot himself. Ha Lei stretched his big hand, and in his eyes, there was only the magic core. As for Long Yi who was tossed far away, he had already forgotten about him. However, being the team leader of an adventurer team, it was never sensible to forget about a teammate just for some benefits.
Just when Ha Lei was about to grab the magic core with his hand, a shadow quickly flashed, and the magic core which he was about to reach for unexpectedly disappeared. The whole group of them was stunned, as they raised their head to look at what happened and saw that the half black and half white small tiger was holding that magic core in its mouth. As they were staring at the magic core in its possession, the little tiger swallowed it whole.
Ha Lei and others madly roared and rushed towards it. That was several tens of thousands of Amethyst coins. But this beast had to swallow the entire magic core right in front of them, how were they supposed to stomach such a loss? Although this little tiger was not big, they still failed to catch it, even after a long chase. After running for a long while, it hid behind Long Yi.
“What are you all doing?” Barbarian Bull asked Ha Lei and other three after seeing they were out of breath.
“Quickly catch that little beast, it swallowed the magic core of the Silver Backed Earth Dragon.” Ge Leite shouted loudly.
Long Yi turned his head, discovered that the little tiger was lying on the ground with its eyes closed, and its whole body was emitting a pale silver radiance.
“He is absorbing the energy of magic core, quickly kill it.” Ge Leite shouted pointing at the little tiger.
Long Yi raised his head and directly stared at Ge Leite with an ice-cold gaze, he thought, “This greedy bastard wants to kill Little Three.”
Ge Leite instantly closed his mouth and didn’t dare to continue speaking after seeing the murderous glare of Long Yi. Then his body helplessly shrunk as he hid behind Ha Lei.
“No one is allowed to touch Little Three. Or else, don’t blame for being rude.” Long Yi gently pushed away Lu Xiya, and stood up. Although his complexion was pale, with bloodstains all over his body, no one was able to directly face that dense killing intent of his.
Ha Lei scratched his head with an honest expression, then spoke to smooth things over, “Let’s forget about this magic core, okay? Let’s not fight with each other for one magic core, wait till we get to Lost City, maybe we will be able to obtain more valuable treasures. Now that everyone is injured, we shall stay here to rest for a day before setting out.” As a matter of fact, it’s not that Ha Lei didn’t want that magic core. But from the battle between Long Yi and the Silver Backed Earth Dragon, he knew that Long Yi was far more powerful than himself, and he clearly understood that he himself was not Long Yi’s opponent. Moreover, Lu Xiya, Leng Youou and Barbarian Bull were standing on Long Yi’s side, the only thing he could do now was to swallow his greed and find Lost City.
After Ha Lei spoke, Ge Leite and others didn’t object. They were all not stupid. If they were to break out in a conflict now, all of them would most likely be the ones dying rather than Long Yi.
Long Yi turned his head to look in the direction of the little tiger, which had closed its eyes and was in the process of absorbing energy from the magic core. Smiling helplessly, he thought, “This kid actually have too much trust in me, don’t tell me it believed that hiding behind me was the safest place?”
After resting for one day, Long Yi’s internal injuries were almost healed. As expected, AoTianJue was an exceptional mystical skill for internal organs. Before long, the adventurer team once again set off on their journey to Lost City. Long Yi could clearly feel that a greater rift have appeared between the two factions that was currently being formed in the group.. One fraction consisted Long Yi, Lu Xiya, Leng Youyou and Barbarian Bull, and the other fraction consist of Ha Lei, Ge Leite, Lan Tian and Shi Yan.
Little Tiger, Little Three was still asleep, it seems like it wouldn’t be able to completely absorb the energy in the magic core in a short period of time. Long Yi felt that holding the little tiger was not favorable when dealing with dangers that lurk on every side of the Huangmang plain. In case an emergency situation occurred, he would be dead. But living things couldn’t survive inside the space ring, or else he would directly place the little tiger inside his space ring. Long Yi actually thought of placing it inside the space inside the blood colored skull to let it stay with those skeletons, as he could place living things in that dimensional space. But there was a problem with doing that. That place was flooded with dark aura, so if he placed the little tiger there, only the gods would know what would happen to it.? There was also the problem of the little tiger disappearing suddenly, as he would not be able to give a proper explanation for its disappearance.
The traveling party was finally out of the desert area which was the earth dragons’ territory, but before they had time to heave a sigh of relief, the scene before their eyes took their breath away. There was boundless marsh as far as their eyes could see. The whole place looked as if was enveloped with thin dark mist, with bubbles being emitted from the ground at many spots.