Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 1224
Everything is in Vain
“Wanting to take your spiritual spring and soul essence and go? You won’t have the chance.”
The two Divine Immortal human experts thought that the demonic devil had chosen to flee. However, having spent lots of effort in forcing the demonic devil to such a vulnerable state, it was impossible for them to let it go at this critical moment. Almost as soon as the demonic devil moved, the two of them, with their combat swords, rushed forth and blocked the devil’s path on either side.
“*Roar…* Bastard! You despicable humans!”
The demonic devil cursed furiously. Due to it only thinking about the soul essence, it lost its interest in battling. The devil blocked the attacks casually, but this would not help in defending the joint attacks of the two late Divine Immortal experts. When it blocked one of the sword strikes with effort, another sword was slashed on its body. Despite the demonic devil’s incredible solid physique, it wasn’t invincible to the sharpness of an Immortal Sword. The sword left a cut so deep the bone inside became visible and blood gushed out frantically.
The demon let out a wail and swore even louder. As it had a certain connection with the soul essence, it knew someone was in the cave right now and naturally, this must be related to these two Divine Immortal experts.
In its point of view, the human inside the cave must be a comrade of the two. The two of them had come out to confront it while the third expert sneaked into the cave during their fight.
But then, no matter how furious the demonic devil was, it could never turn the situation around. Its anger had in turn severely affect its mind. Taking the injuries into account, it couldn’t exert out its strength fully. Being blocked by the two experts, one at the front and one from behind, it had no chance of going back into the cave.
Jiang Chen was watching the scene on the other side. His smile was full of delight. He thanked the two human experts in his heart for being so nice to him. If it wasn’t them who stopped the demonic devil, he might have a big problem once the devil rushed in.
There were two parables that were similar to the current situation, namely ‘the mantis stalks the cicada, but behind them lurks the oriole’ and ‘when the snipe and clam grapple, it is the fisherman who profits’. The demonic devil had misunderstood that Jiang Chen was a comrade of the two, whereas the two experts were clueless about Jiang Chen’s existence. If they knew in the end that their painstaking effort was only to grant the other person’s wish and all their efforts would be in vain, they probably would spurt out blood on the spot.
Outside, the demonic devil roared repeatedly, launching the last intense battle with the two. Despite its severe injuries, it was still domineeringly ferocious. The two experts didn’t dare to neglect it.
However, the two Divine Immortal experts had experienced hundreds of battles. They weren’t nervous while facing the demonic devil. What they intended to do was to slowly torture it to death. The present situation was in their complete favour and the demonic devil would die for sure, so they didn’t need to be hasty about getting the spiritual spring and soul essence. As long as the demonic devil was eliminated, the two treasures would become theirs.
Jiang Chen should have left the place after obtaining the spiritual spring to quickly refine the treasures, but when he saw the scene outside, he decided to stay and watch the battle. What the two human experts would take after killing the demonic devil would be only the demon soul, leaving the remains behind. As such, Jiang Chen’s pagoda would be able to absorb the corpse of the late Divine Immortal demonic devil which by far the greatest nourishment for the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda.
The idea of him hiding in the dark, waiting for them to get rid of the demonic devil, then collect the loot was flawless.
*Chi La…* *Chi La…*
The battle was getting fiercer, but the demonic devil had lost its stand. The human experts were constantly leaving wounds on the devil’s majestic body. The demonic devil’s Qi along with its combat strength were declining rapidly. It could last in this battle for two minutes at best, after that, it would be finished off by the two experts.
“It’s a pity. It’s really a pity.”
Jiang Chen shook his head and sighed. It sure was wasteful for a mighty late Divine Immortal demonic devil to fall like this. His purpose of heading towards the Evil Abyss was to turn a demonic devil into his fighter by edifying it. It would be perfect if he could edify this severely injured devil as he wouldn’t have to venture into the lands of the Evil Clan.
But he knew that those two Divine Immortal experts would never let the demonic devil live. So, his intention of heading towards the Evil Clan remained unchanged.
Finally, after a minute of persistence, the demonic devil lost its ability to defend. Its large body fell downwards, into the pool below, creating a huge splash.
After getting rid of the demonic devil, the two experts’ Qi had become somewhat unstable. It could tell how much energy they had expended in the battle.
“Dammit! The demonic devil of Evil Clan is truly ferocious and hard to deal with. Even though this bastard has already consumed a big portion of its energy, we still needed great effort to finish it off. If it was at its peak state, I’m afraid we will be no match for it. Anyway, its demon soul is good stuff. This demon soul is different from the demon soul of demonic beasts. There is a very powerful evil Qi inside it. It can help to boost our ferociousness.”
One of them spoke. His heart palpitated as he thought about the scariness of the demonic devils.
“Don’t care about the demon soul first. Let’s go and take the spiritual spring and soul essence. Those are the true treasures that we are looking for. I have investigated that the soul essence belonged to a mighty early Golden Immortal demonic devil. If you and I refine it, we won’t have problem pushing our cultivation base to half-step Golden Immortal realm,” the other one said. To them, getting the soul essence and the spiritual spring were the top objective.
Without hesitation, the two of them flashed into the cave, but in an instant, shock was seen on their faces because what they saw inside differed too much from what they expected to see.
“What happened? Why was there nothing here?” One of them said in astonishment.
“Look, it seems someone has just dug out something from here. No, I can sense the remaining Qi of the spiritual spring here. This has to be the place where the spiritual spring was at. That demonic devil has already taken it with force.”
The other expert turned furious when he saw nothing was left in the cave.
Currently, Jiang Chen was still hiding in the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda, observing the reaction of the two experts.
“No, it wasn’t the demonic devil. It came here to nourish its soul essence. It must have placed the soul essence in the spring. Besides, we found nothing left in its body. Look at the traces here. Apparently, someone has just dug it away. The demonic devil was engaged in intense battles with us the whole time, it couldn’t be it that dug the treasures. Just now the demonic devil suddenly turned and rushed towards the cave. This proved that it sensed someone was taking away its soul essence. Dammit! The soul essence and the spiritual spring must have seized away from someone.”
The expert was smart enough to figure all these out. They now felt incredibly angry and aggrieved when they found out their rewards were stolen away by an unknown person.
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