Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 24
The Innocent Got Dragged In
Flickering lights of runes wrapped around the white-clothed lady. The bright sphere of light rushed heedlessly into the hurricane of energy, wanting to rescue Du Shaofu.
The momentum of the hurricane dissipated and weakened, revealing tilted mountain slopes and fissures on the ground, akin to the abyss.
Both the golden-winged garuda and demonic purple-flamed phoenix resolutely chose to detonate themselves—perishing together with the enemy. With the intelligence of a powerful bloodline, these demonic beasts would never die in a way that allows humans to collect their blood and bones to be refined into treasures and immortality dan. Such an act was not only an insult to themselves, but also an insult to their bloodline and the whole beast race. Thus, most high-leveled beasts would rather blow themselves up rather than be cut up and divided by humans.
The white-clothed lady’s silhouette floated above an area of devastation, searching for signs of Du Shaofu. Without a doubt, in that terrifying energy hurricane and Du Shaofu being so close to the energy hurricane, he would not be able to resist it. It's highly likely that he perished with the golden-winged garuda and demonic purple-flamed phoenix.
“In the end, it was me that harmed you and I am no longer qualified to see him. Seems like this is not a suitable place for me to stay.”
Looking at the wreckage below, her eyes glazed with sadness and moments later her silhouette disappeared from mid-air in a quick flash.
Far away, on top of a towering tree, the old woman was holding the Elf-like girl close. She then sighed while looking at the devastation, "I didn’t expect that the golden-winged garuda and the demonic purple-flamed phoenix are so ruthless as to detonate their arcane bones just to perish together with the enemy. Everything’s blown to smithereens, if only we were able to get both the beasts' arcane bones and blood essence it is enough to allow you to sweep the lands, pity this great fortune slipped through.”
The elf girl did not speak, her watery eyes looking at the direction of the wreckage. Seconds later, she turned to the old woman beside, “Master, is that boy dead?”
“No doubt he’s dead. The explosion of two demonic beasts’ arcane bones is too formidable, even his master wasn’t able to save him.” The old woman said lightly. Even her had to travel far away from that scale of an explosion to avoid it, but the white-clothed lady dared to rush into the hurricane instead. That single action was enough to prove the white-clothed lady was much stronger than her even with an injury, otherwise, it will be even more strenuous fighting against the white-clothed lady.
“He saved me. He wouldn’t have died if it weren’t for that and I wouldn’t have survived.” The elf girl said weakly. If it wasn’t for that youth, perhaps the one who’s dead would be her.
“We should go.”
The old woman did not say much, only her eyes glanced pityingly at the destroyed mountains once again. Then, she brought the girl and flew away.
Dusk, Stone City. The remnants of the setting sun’s glow were like the color of blood.
Inside the Du Clan, Du Zhenwu paced back and forth solemnly before finally stopping, and said to Du Zhixiong who was next to him, “So many have has passed, why haven’t there been any news of Shaofu. Wasn’t there any clue at all?”
Haggardness showed on Du Zhixiong’s face, clear tell-tale signs that he hadn’t been resting lately.
“We are investigating with every effort but there is no news, and the several families did not have any communications with strange people. Also, there have been two consecutive beast tides in the Wild Beast Mountains, and many beast hunting teams suffered mishaps with the survivors escaping into the city. During this period there’s no one who dared to enter Wild Beast Mountains.”
Du Zhixiong replied.
“Temporarily put on hold the matter related to Wild Beast Mountains. Finding Shaofu is our top priority.”
Du Zhenwu brows furrowed, and then his expression paled, “Beast tides within Wild Beast Mountains are something unusual. It may be related to a treasure being born. Keep an eye on it at the very least. We must not allow the other families to obtain it.”
“I understand. I have already sent people to look into it.” Du Zhixiong nodded then continued, "Last night, the beast tide came close to Stone City. The One within the city let out a resounding roar, deterring the incoming beasts, as a result, the city was saved from being swarmed by the beast tide. If not, Stone City’s situation would be unfavorable.”
“According to rumors, the One inside the city will not be able to hold on for much longer, and that the several families would have made their move if not for its deterrence. Once the One collapses, a storm will sweep the entire Stone City and the first to be affected is Ye Family.”
Du Zhenwu’s brows furrowed deeper, and then he said in a light voice, “Recently, that Ye Family’s girl has been circling among the families' younger generation, including our Du Clan’s. Without question, the real purpose is to choose an ally. Once the One is unable to hold on anymore, Ye Family will need an ally.”
“Big Brother, what should we do?” Du Zhixiong asked.
“Act according to the situation. First, let’s wait and see what’s the situation.”
Suddenly changing the topic, Du Zhenwu asked, “About Shaofu, have you notified Third Brother?”
Du Zhixiong shook his head, saying, “I haven’t seen him these few days. Probably, he's hiding somewhere drowning in sorrow.”
“That year, what exactly happened in the main family that changed someone high-spirited like Third Brother into what he is today? As his elder brother, I’m totally useless that I'm unable to help him in any way. And now, even to his son I’m unable to take care of properly.” Tears welled in Du Zhenwu’s eyes.
“Big Brother, don’t blame yourself too much. I will do everything I can to find Shaofu.” Du Zhixiong, too, was blaming himself. Every effort was made in their search and yet there’s not one bit of news. Now, he waited with an anxious heart for the result of the next search.
Panic gripped the residents of Stone City as the news of beast tides almost attacked their city spread, causing unease and restlessness.
During this period, those beasts hunting teams who frequently enter Wild Beast Mountains were all hiding in Stone City, not daring to step out. The two beast tides had claimed numerous lives from their teams and some mercenaries.
“Beast tides within the Wild Beast Mountain. Is it possible that a treasure is born?”
“Last night, from the deeper parts of Wild Beast Mountains, a monstrous fire and bright light was seen as the sun covered the sky. Could it really be some wondrous treasure.”
“Even if it is truly a wondrous treasure, it is only useful if you are alive to enjoy it.”
On the main streets and small alleys inside Stone City, various whispers and arguments filled the air that centered around the events inside the Wild Beast Mountains. Most people guessed that if there were really treasures being born inside the mountain. This piece of news caused many eyes to blaze with eagerness, they’d be rich if they could lay their hands on the treasure.
“Pain, so painful...”
When Du Shaofu regained consciousness, he felt his chest burning hot, pain coming from his heart. The kind of pain that pierces through the heart, unbearable and ineffable pain.
Between his vague fleeting consciousness, Du Shaofu felt a rib bone of his was forcefully snapped and reconnected with an unmatched bone, just like fire in water.
Experiencing that kind of acute pain, a bone looking like a tiny dazzling sun forcefully connected to his ribs, dense golden-colored blood flowing from out from it. This golden-colored blood flowed from the broken golden bone, and connected to Du Shaofu’s ribs and entered his heart, blood vessels, meridians, skin, muscles. Gradually the gold-colored bone fused harmoniously into Du Shaofu’s body.
If anybody is wondering from where the main family branch comes from, please be patient, it will be reveal in coming chapters.