Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 31
Guo Ming rejoiced, while Zhu Xue secretly breathed a sigh of relief. Both of them could see Du Shaofu was not any weaker compared to them. In fact, to them, Du Shaofu’s strength was unfathomable that even a mysterious mid-Xiantian warrior was directly killed off by him. They would be much safer traveling with this person. At that time even Elder Crane had praised the youth in front.
The injuries on Guo Ming were not light and Zhu Xue overused her energies earlier, so the both of them needed to rest for some time to readjust their condition before they could move on.
Therefore when evening came, Du Shaofu went hunting alone, and carried a Mountainbore Demon Hog back to the valley, preparing to roast it. When the enticing smell of roasted meat filled the air, the two people who were focusing to heal their injuries, Guo Ming and Zhu Xue, instantly snapped opened their eyes.
“Let’s eat together if you’re hungry.” Du Shaofu said to both of them.
While saying that, he already started to scarf down the meat. Guo Ming was too hungry to feign politeness whereas Zhu Xue was a little reserved but Guo Ming had torn parts of a thigh and given it to her. Frowning slightly, she ventured a tiny bite, and surprise instantly replaced the frown on her forehead at the taste of the meat. Maybe it was due to her hunger that the meat was so much tastier than all the other meat she had tasted before.
“This is so delicious, I have never eaten such tasty roasted meat before.” Guo Ming kept showering Du Shaofu with compliments while scarfing down the roasted meat nonstop.
When the roasted demon hog disappeared, Guo Ming and Zhu Xue continued to readjust their conditions.
Du Shaofu chose a spot, sat cross-legged and started running the golden-winged garuda’s exercise law. From the just eaten mountainbore demon hog, strands of silk thread-like essence were absorbed into his body.
Demonic beasts could extract energy from blood and flesh for their own use, and after practicing the exercise law, Du Shaofu could do this too especially due to the golden-winged garuda being a top ranked demonic beast among the beast race and the profoundness of its exercise law was frightening and superior.
But from a mere mountainbore demon hog—a roasted one at that—the amount of energy was too little. In the practice of a true golden-winged garuda, other demonic beasts were consumed raw because energy from fresh blood and flesh were the purest and most concentrated.
However, as a human being, Du Shaofu was unable to make himself consume raw meat and blood.
It's already alarming that he’s able to extract energy from food, which led him to wonder if he could eat a high-level demonic beast. If that's so, would the amount of energy extracted increase? Then the speed of his progress would certainly become faster too.
Since he had already started practicing the golden-winged garuda’s exercise law, he intended to continue down this path, including refining his physique to strengthen himself.
A real golden-winged garuda’s physique is extremely strong and tough. According to myths, top existences amongst the golden-winged garuda, the true garuda’s terror was immeasurable for the legendary dragon race was their food.
Taking dragons as their food served to prove the indomitable physique of the garuda, or else, how would a dragon be subdued.
The morning of the next day, the three of them, Du Shaofu, Guo Ming and Zhu Xue, left the valley.
After gobbling down many healing pills, Guo Ming’s injuries healed at amazing speed, which made Du Shaofu sigh wryly. Indeed someone that came from a large sect with heritage.
From the pills Du Shaofu saw Guo Ming took, each one did not come cheap. The younger generation from Du Clan could not compare to it. No wonder everyone dreamt of joining a large sect, the gap in resources was too huge.
Du Shaofu, of course, realized that Guo Ming was about the same age as him, but was a Xiantian level warrior already. The Du Clan's juniors absolutely weren’t in the same league as Guo Ming, and if not for that fortuitous event, he wouldn’t have broken through to Xiantian territory and would remane incomparable to Guo Ming.
The morning inside of Wild Beast Mountains was very quiet as three people moved quietly. Three pairs of eyes surveyed the surrounding vigilantly, Guo Ming was grabbing the hilt of his long sword at his waist tightly, ready to deal with any sudden situation.
From the greenhorn that he was, he had gained experience from recent events, especially during the time he spent under the ‘tutelage’ of the white-clothed lady was most beneficial to him.
Du Shaofu’s every move and action inside the forest shocked Guo Ming and Zhu Xue, for they could see he’s much more experienced than the both of them, and unconsciously as time passed Du Shaofu became the core of the three.
Zhu Xue’s delicate face greatly appealed to others’ feelings of affection. Although she's seemingly weak, as they move through the forest at rapid speed, her speed exceeded that of Guo Ming’s. Among the three of them, despite looking the weakest, her cultivation is the highest.
Wild Beast Mountains, being true to its nature, were full of dangers even at the edge of the forest. Being careful as they were yet they were still unable to avoid being attack by some demonic beasts.
Encircling them is a pack of berserk wolfdog, an offspring from the coupling between a wolf and a dog type demonic beast. An adult berserk wolfdog’s strength could reach Xiantian level, and these wolfdogs always attack in packs. Coupled with their sensitivity to smell and quick speed they are the nightmares of beast hunting teams.
There were more than twenty berserk wolfdog. Led by a big black berserk wolfdog the size of a tiger, they directly pounced on them, baring sharp fangs and ear-splitting roars.
Du Shaofu, Guo Ming and Zhu Xue’s strength weren’t weak. They immediately launched attacks of their own.
To capture a country, first capture the king. After killing two berserk wolfdogs, Du Shaofu targeted the big black wolfdog and threw himself at it.
Unexpectedly, with just one punch of Pulsate Fist the big black wolfdog was pushed back. The big wolfdog must have sensed something for its eyes were filled with fear when it looked at Du Shaofu, after that it swiftly turned tail, escaping far away.
This baffled Du Shaofu because that big black wolf leader wasn’t easy to deal with. It's even stronger compared to the sturdy Third Captain of the White Panther beast hunting team, and if he wanted to kill it, he would need to exert a lot of effort but who would have thought that the big black wolfdog ran away by itself.
The following two encounters with demonic beasts attacks pretty much ended up the same way. The moment Du Shaofu started to attack the leader would look at him in terror, and then turned tail and no longer dared to attack the three of them.
The sudden change during these two attacks also raised Guo Ming and Zhu Xue’s suspicion and tried to probe Du Shaofu’s identity but unfortunately, they were not able to dig out anything useful…
“It’s no wonder Elder Crane always advises us saying there is another sky above the sky. Brother Shaofu, you are really strong. These bal’van pythons are known for their tenacious strength that even a late Xiantian couldn’t do it much harm, surprisingly you were able to rival it.”
On a certain mountain trail, Guo Ming’s admiration towards Du Shaofu increased with each passing day. Among his peers in Mystical Talisman House, he was considered as one of the elite talents thus his eye level was higher than the general standards. Most people didn’t even qualify to enter his line of sight, but after meeting Du Shaofu, he considered it as having his eyes opened and his usual arrogance diminished considerably.
Du Shaofu simply smiled hearing Guo Ming’s words. He’s still wondering why those demonic beasts run away from him though.
The three of them were looking for a hidden valley to rest for the night and of course to roast some meat for dinner. This time Zhu Xue was no longer reticent like before and even took the initiative to help Du Shaofu while Guo Ming sat on the side with saliva drooling from the corner of his mouth.
After a session of gorging on the roasted meat, the three of them once again adjusted their conditions, preparing for another day of travel the next morning.
After traveling together for three days, their relationship grew closer.
During this period spent with Guo Ming and Zhu Xue, Du Shaofu's knowledge of the outside world improved tremendously, such as realising the vastness of Wild Beast Mountains has its perimeter running through several empires. It was said that even top level experts find it daunting to cut across the Wild Beast Mountains.
Behind every empire is a big sect’s support like Mystical Talisman House. The house had more than a few big and small empires as it’s vassals. Princes and princesses from these vassal empires cultivated inside Mystical Talisman House.
In these three days, the three of them came across numerous demonic beasts. Nonetheless, all ended running with tails between their legs the moment Du Shaofu made a move.
Apart from demonic beasts, they also came across beasts hunting teams along the way, but none belonged to the White Panther Hunting Group. Most of these beast hunters had an excellent eye for judging—these three youngsters were no ordinary people, coming out from the deeper parts of the Wild Beast Mountains. Either they had amazing strength or there were experts following them as they train and accumulate experience in Wild Beast Mountains, thus the beast hunters did not mess with them.
The evening after the third day, while the three of them were looking for a spot to stop for the night, nine silhouettes suddenly appeared not far ahead, leading them was a broad young man in white robes, tall, about eighteen to nineteen years old with an exceptional temperament.
“Senior Brother Shen Yan.”
Looking at the person in front, Zhu Xue and Guo Ming were so happy that they rushed forward immediately. These nine people were same sect disciples which were separated earlier. The leader Shen Yan was also the group leader for this time’s task.
“Senior Sister Zhu Xue, Senior Brother Guo Ming.”
The disciples that arrived with Shen Yan, seeing it was Zhu Yue and Guo Ming, quickly ran up to both of them. However, Shen Yan’s pupils shrunk when his gaze fell on Du Shaofu.
“Senior Brother Shen Yan, how did you arrive here?”
After greeting the other disciples, Guo Ming asked Shen Yan.
- To capture a country first capture his king – self-explanatory.