Divine Throne of Primordial Blood - Book 4: Near Blood Chapter 176: Pursui
A Demonic Lord had died just like that. Everyone who saw it was completely stunned.
“You…… killed it?” Even Night Demon, no matter how dumb she was, knew what killing a Demonic Lord implied.
“It brought about its own destruction,” Su Chen said indifferently. He wasn’t planning on taking the credit for this.
Another enraged howl thundered through the sky.
It was that old pangolin.
From this position, it was possible to see a streak of yellow light shoot out of the Demonic Emperor’s palace, heading right in Su Chen’s direction.
“It’s discovered us!” Shi Mingfeng was stunned.
Dammit, the teleportation endpoint was still too close to the Demonic Emperor’s palace.
Of course, he could understand why. The closer the teleportation nodes were, the easier it would be to break through the Demonic Emperor’s palace’s spatial lockdown.
However, at this moment a Demonic Lord beast was chasing after them. With such a short distance between them, there was no way they were going to be able to get away.
Su Chen calmly pulled out an item.
Silver Moon Shuttle.
“It’s a Cloud-Piercing Shuttle!” Shi Mingfeng’s eyes lit up. He finally understood where Su Chen’s confidence had come from, and why him, Night Demon, and He Xu had been unable to catch up to Su Chen earlier.
This time, he had learned his lesson, and he moved to try and get on the shuttle first.
However, Su Chen stopped him from getting on. “Transport fee is sixty million Origin Stones.”
“What kind of joke is that?” Shi Mingfeng was both stunned and enraged.
“I’m not kidding.” Su Chen stared coldly at him.
Shi Mingfeng suddenly understood when he saw Su Chen’s gaze.
You could not avoid paying a price for your betrayal. The price He Xu paid for his actions was his life, and Shi Mingfeng also needed to pay a price for sitting on the fence. The spatial fissure was a warning, and this was the price to pay.
“I can give up on what you agreed to give me,” Shi Mingfeng said.
Su Chen released his grip and let Shi Mingfeng onto the shuttle.
It was just a few treasures. Su Chen didn’t really care much about them.
However, if you made a mistake, you had to be punished.
Shi Mingfeng’s punishment was quite light. Otherwise, even if he was a Light Shaking Realm cultivator, Su Chen had the confidence that he could kill him somehow.
Off in the distance, a yellow figure in the shape of a pangolin charged in their direction, leaving behind a long ditch in its wake. Once it got closer to Su Chen, it opened its mouth, and a powerful wave of energy shot high into the sky.
The Silver Moon Shuttle arced through the air, dodging this attack and shooting off into the distance.
“You won’t be able to get away!” the old pangolin howled angrily.
As it howled, the ground trembled under its feet as massive rocks were torn from the ground and sent into the air. Even the nearby mountains were crumbling, turning into countless boulders that were launched into the sky. Its strength was a bit weaker, and it wasn’t able to completely uproot the mountain, but nevertheless these house-sized rocks and the ten-kilometer radius they encompassed was really quite a shocking sight to behold.
The boulders began to rain down from the sky like meteors, turning the entire sky a fiery red.
Su Chen weaved in and out of the “meteor shower” as fast as he could.
“Below, below! Careful!” Night Demon and Shi Mingfeng yelled together.
“Don’t be so anxious!” Su Chen laughed. The Silver Moon Shuttle shuddered as it made a sharp 90 degree turn and narrowly squeezed past two boulders. The two boulders slammed into each other and burst open with a “bang” behind them.
An instant later, even more stones appeared, this time coming at them from the front.
Su Chen controlled the Flying Moon Shuttle and sent it high into the air, narrowly avoiding these rocks as well.
One of the stones flying from the side slammed into the Silver Moon Shuttle, sending it spiraling.
“We’re about to crash!” the two of them yelled.
“Don’t be so anxious! It won’t fall apart that easily.”
With a brilliant light, the Silver Moon Shuttle pierced through the massive boulder, but the barrier enveloping the shuttle also dimmed as well. Su Chen hurriedly tossed a handful of Origin Stones at it.
“It’s catching up!” Night Demon yelled loudly.
Su Chen glanced behind them. Indeed, even though they had been trying their hardest to escape, this guy had somehow managed to get even closer.
“It can really chase,” Su Chen muttered to himself.
The Silver Moon Shuttle slightly adjusted course and shot forwards in that direction.
In front of them was a towering mountain, cutting off the path forward
The old pangolin tilted its head back and howled with range. Even if it was an entire mountain range, it was going to pull it up completely.
However, that mountain range actually had a massive vein of metal ore once the surface rock layer was stripped. The metal did not conduct Origin Energy, so their value was quite low. The old pangolin had no way of controlling this layer of metal. It howled and lowered its head, tunneling into the ground.
To the pangolin, traveling through the ground was faster than trying to tunnel through this mountain of metal.
When he saw the pangolin dig into the ground, Su Chen muttered, “Idiot!”
The shuttle changed direction again, heading off elsewhere.
The pangolin reemerged from the ground and raised its head, but found no trace of the Silver Moon Shuttle. It spat out a mouthful of blood in shock.
The blood sprayed on its face before forming another eye.
“Ultimate Dao Eye!”
The old pangolin continued to expand the range of its vision without caring for the cost until it managed to spot the Silver Moon Shuttle.
“Bastard, do you really think you can get away?” the old pangolin howled.
As it howled, it charged up to the peak of the mountain and howled to the sky, “Golden-Winged ones, I, the Scarlet Heart’s loyal servant, am summoning you!”
Hissing noises could be heard coming from the sky as golden light began to shine from the sky. It was the Golden-Winged Eagles that the old pangolin had called out for.
“A thief has stolen the Scarlet Heart’s treasures. I request of you based on the vow you made with His Majesty thousands of years ago to catch that thief and seize everything that he has taken. In return, I promise to give you your freedom!”
A massive Golden-Winged Eagle flapped its wings and said, “You aren’t the Scarlet Heart. You don’t have the authority to order us around, and you don’t have the authority to make such a promise.”
“I’ll swear on my own life……”
“No, you aren’t swearing on your life. You’re swearing on your death. Do you think I don’t understand what has happened? You lost the Scarlet Heart’s treasures. To you, death is the best recompense you can offer to His Majesty. Your life is no longer your own, so what authority do you have to give us freedom? We have been lied to by the Scarlet Heart once already. It won’t happen again,” the Golden-Winged Eagle King said as it flapped its wings, taking its troops with it and flying high into the sky.
“NO!” the pangolin howled in despair.
The old pangolin faced towards the east in despair and slowly fell to his knees. Your Majesty, this old slave of yours has made a grave mistake and lost the treasures within the palace. All I can do now is offer my life as an apology.”
As he spoke, his consciousness seemed to turn into wisps of air and wash away. It flew over a long distance, towards the Scarlet Heart who was currently in the Ferocious Race’s territory directing the Beast Wave. Then, the old pangolin collapsed, never to rise again.