Heavenly Lord Asura - chapter 30
“Run. Lure it into the valley!” called out Wutian as he ran past Han Tian like a whirlwind.
The Fire Scorpion was nasty. Little Tian had already broken three of its claws, but it was nothing to the Fire Scorpion. The three of them were still no match for it. The only way was to lure it into the valley, using the narrow terrain to their advantage to kill it.
It was also Wutian’s intention to agitate it. Otherwise, it would protect the white egg and was not going to leave.
Little Tian carried the three claws. It looked funny because the claws were hundreds of times bigger than its body. It shot Han Tian some funny looks, shaking its head, basically telling him he would not stand a chance against the scorpion.
While running, Little Tian was busy gnawing the claws. It wanted to refine some Essence elixirs to heal their injuries and protect them against the poison.
Han Tian was struck dumb for a second before following Little Tian away. He was still amazed by them. The two had not only broken three of the Fire Scorpion’s claws but also smashed its mouth so it could no longer use sound waves to attack.
The human-beast team had excellent tacit coordination. Especially Little Tian that was gutsy and skillful, utterly unintimidated by how nasty the Fire Scorpion was. Han Tian even suspected that Little Tian could exhaust the scorpion’s strength and kill it single-handedly. Just that probably it thought it was a hassle to do that way.
The Fire Scorpion roared and struck with its remaining seven claws. The roar filled the air, and it kicked up dust and gravel. Before long, a fifty-foot-deep pit appeared, exposing piles of bones in the ground.
These were bones of the human hunters who entered Mount Scorpius. They were killed and eaten by the Fire Scorpions, and their bones piled up like a hill. There were probably a thousand of them at a glance.
The Fire Scorpion looked at the fleeing humans and beast and hesitated, recalling its forefather’s instruction that he must not leave this open ground. But the pain in his mouth and claws became unbearable, so much so that it decided to ignore the instruction and clawed away from the open ground.
Its body was massive, yet its movement was quick. The earth would shake with every step it took. Its claws dug up chunk after chunk of the earth as it clawed its way into the valley.
From faraway, the scorpion tail glinted and emitted a corrosive smell. Three black light beams shot out at the three fleeing figures. But the three of them saw it coming and dodged the attack easily.
The strikes left behind three pits filled with bubbling black fluid in the ground.
The groups of demonic wolves were standing in their way, slowing them down. Han Tian was furious. He raised his hand and shot out two tornadoes. The violent winds were as sharp as blades, slashing many demonic wolves into pieces, their blood dyeing the earth red.
But there were still too many demonic wolves, which were fearless and continued to charge forward, surrounding the three of them. Behind them was the Fire Scorpion, roaring and clawing, causing the earth to crack and tons of giant rocks tumbling down the mountain with debris and dust filling the air.
“Damn you all!”
Han Tian was enraged. With Grayish Storm in one hand and Golden Shock Wave in the other, he shot them out, killing dozens of demonic wolves, turning them into clouds of blood mist
The three of them swiftly followed from behind. Grayish Storm and Golden Shock Wave were unstoppable. Before those demonic wolves could make a sound, their bodies were torn apart.
The place turned into a hell flooded with corpses and blood.
Their bodies were covered in blood, and even their eyes had a layer of blood mist on top. Han Tian’s mass-killing techniques were too badass; not even mountains could stand in their way, let alone the demonic wolves.
Wutian was envious of him, whose elemental powers were brutal. Wutian was just as good as him in one-to-one combat, but when it came to gang bang, he was not in the same league as Han Tian.
At last, those demonic wolves flinched. Han Tian’s brutal killing style had struck fear in them and sent them fleeing with their tails between their legs.
“Turn into that path.”
It was a narrow path, so narrow that it barely allowed the Fire Scorpion to enter. The three of them ran into it and stood in the middle, ready for the moment to strike.
Little Tian spat out three Essence elixirs, red and translucent like a blood diamond.
“That’s super pure!” Han Tian exclaimed.
The two consumed them, and powerful vital energy circulated in their bodies, rapidly healing them. It was especially apparent on Wutian, whose wound in the chest healed so quickly that he could see new flesh squirm and grow.
“Caw, caw!” Little Tian grinned from ear to ear, patting its chest in delight.
The Fire Scorpion was overly massive. The earth shook and rocks fell as it clawed rapidly into the narrow path.
It finally spotted the goddamn humans and tiny beast, its lantern-like eyes reddening with a vicious look.
It roared furiously, striking down its sharp claws. The mountains shook and hundreds of rocks fell from above like meteorites in the sky.
The three of them dodged frantically. Little Tian was the most agile. It could easily avoid the falling rocks because of its tiny size. But Wutian and Han Tian were not so lucky. The path was too narrow, restricting their maneuverability. They dodged a few bigger ones but hit by rocks the size of their skulls. Blood instantly spurted out of their mouths.
The Fire Scorpion was a remnant of an ancient species. It was as smart as humans and knew that it was a trap. It did not enter but waved its claws at the entrance of the narrow path.
“Damn it, this thing has grown a brain. It didn’t take the bait!”
Blue veins popped up on Han Tian’s skin, while Wutian’s expression did not look any better, too. The Fire Scorpion was too smart and had seen through their little plot. Now, the situation was reversed.
“Fall back deeper inside.”
As they went deeper, a giant rock fell onto the spot they were standing a while ago. The earth shook as the giant rock shattered. Shrapnel hit the two of them and almost sent them stumbling.
“I am going to skin you alive!” Han Tian shouted furiously. He was depressed because the situation had turned against him. Instead of hunting the beast, he was now the one being hunted. It hurt his ego.
The Fire Scorpion’s claws looked like a boring machine. It dug away the hills on both sides and lunged into it. Gravels filled the sky behind it as the hills crumbled down in a rumble. It had dug fifty or sixty feet into the narrow path.
They finally stopped after moving for a thousand feet. Little Tian faded into a black light and jumped between the walls toward the rear of the Fire Scorpion.
A black substance shot out with a disgusting, corrosive smell. Little Tian dodged it, but the rock below it was not so lucky. Black smoke billowed with a hissing sound as the corrosive fluid ate into the solid rock.
Again, a few black substances shot out, blocking and forcing Little Tian back.
Wutian and Han Tian exchanged a look. They then lunged out and dodged those incoming shrapnel. Suddenly, a few shadows came from behind a giant rock, nearly scraping Han Tian’s skin, his sleeve billowing with black smog. With the flick of his hand, he cut away that sleeve with the tip of his finger. His heart skipped a beat when he realized the corrosive substance nearly scraped his skin.
He shattered a giant rock. Two Grayish Storms shot out and shattered everything in their paths. The shrapnel instantly pulverized with dust permeating the air.
“I dare you to get arrogant again, son of a bitch!” said Han Tian triumphantly.
Grayish Storm was powerful and brutal and could pulverize everything. But when it came in front of the Fire Scorpion, a shot of black fluid melted it into a puddle of black liquid. Han Tian’s smile froze, his face pale. How kind of monster was this that it could even melt the wind?
Taking this opportunity, Little Tian sneaked to the rear of the Fire Scorpion. Using the mountain wall as a stepping stone, it then lunged up into the air. A shadow burst out of it, blocking the moon. The entire land instantly became pitch-dark with zero visibility.
Little Tian’s eyes gleamed like a pair of lamps, illuminating the surroundings. It marked the giant scorpion below it and shot at it as if a falling meteorite.
The impact sent a tremor throughout the earth, mountain shaking and alarming the beasts. A horrifying shock wave rapidly expanded, destroying everything in its path.
The walls of the mountain collapsed before a ten-feet-wide and endlessly long fissure cracked open.
It looked as if the world was coming to an end. No one could have seen this and not shivered in fear.
Little Tian had held nothing back as it had summoned all its strength. This just showed the level of craving it had for the white egg. It wanted to end this battle quickly.
“Little Thing’s strength has grown too much too quickly. If it isn’t your brother-in-arms, I would have wanted it for myself. It is a treasure!”
Han Tian could not help but swear. He could not have been more envious of Little Tian’s strength. It had grown several times stronger than during the battle a few days ago. It had just been two or three days and it had achieved such a phenomenal improvement.
On the other side, Wutian forced a smile. He felt like wanting to fling himself into the wall. He had been practicing hard every day while Little Tian was just sleeping the whole time. Yet the gap between them was getting bigger and bigger.
The Fire Scorpion had been crushed to death. Five of its claws were broken, blood gushing out from its body. Its tail broke in half with nasty black fluid oozing out, creating a massive pit in the ground. If not for the protection of the bloodline, this move would have killed it.
The remaining two claws had lost all their strength. They were shaking and could fall down into the fissure at any moment.
The giant scorpion wailed as it raised its tail to shoot out a shot of black fluid. The shot was as thick as a human’s thigh and was the last drop of poison from its body. It was launching its last strike. Little Tian was panting big time. This last move had almost exhausted all its strength. It was too weak to move now.
Wutian suddenly lunged out. With the flick of his hands, a few giant rocks shot out and blocked the attack coming for Little Tian. Amid a series of hissing sounds, the rocks melted and turned into a pool of black liquid.
Just before the last rock completely melted away, Wutian grabbed Little Tian and lunged aside. The black fluid hit the ground and left behind a bottomless pit.
Just then, Han Tian performed a Power of Metal. The energy rose into the air and in just a loud clunk; it formed into a ten-meter golden sword. The sword stood erect in the air with brilliant light and powerful sword Qi.
Han Tian gripped the hilt and roared. The giant sword struck down with the sword Qi swept everything in its path.
As the golden sword struck down, the rock crumbled, and the earth shook. The Fire Scorpion wailed as it was cut in half. Blood flew out of its body like a stream, soaking the surrounding area red with the pungent smell of blood filling the air.
The battle ended, and the giant scorpion was breathing its last. Its pupils dilated and its eyes filled with regret and indignation.
Han Tian panted like a pig as he came in front of the Fire Scorpion. He then thrust his light sword into its head, finishing off its last sign of life. He breathed a sigh of relief as he tumbled down on his feet. He was too exhausted.