Recalling the extreme danger that threatened his life earlier, Bai Xiaochun’s heart shook. The sky was getting darker, and it was getting hard to see. Finding a cave, Bai Xiacohun breathed heavily as he sat down with his legs crossed, alertly looking at his surroundings. He felt that the cave was hidden well enough, and was just about to choose the spot for foundation establishment when suddenly the space before him twisted.
The twist lasted only an instant, and it was hard to tell if it was the world twisting or his own eyes twisting. After the twist ended, a figure appeared in front of him without a sound or breath.
It was the little girl clothed in white, her eyes black as she stared at him.
“Big brother, don’t go, play with me…”
Bai Xiaochun was falling apart. Eyes red, he pinched his fingers and immediately spread his qi, forming a great purple cauldron that shot out forward with a rumble.
As the ground shook, his body leapt out, and when he lowered his head to take a look, he realized that the little girl couldn’t be found anywhere at all. Everything from before was like an illusion.
“Damn it!” Bai Xiaochun didn’t look good. He already felt that something was wrong, guessing that the creepy girl might ver well be above him, using some kind of spell.
With no mood for rest, Bai Xiaochun clenched his jaw and moved forward once more, trying to get away from the place with any means necessary. Another hour passed, and he faintly saw three cultivators killing each other in the distance. As he neared, his footsteps stopped completely.
What he saw before was just the three people, their surroundings empty, and no one else was there. As he stared, there was now that white clothed girl beside the three, standing creepily as she charged at him with a smile- a smile that grew bigger and bigger until finally turning into a gaping mouth as she continued to charge toward him.
Bai Xiaochun’s scalp went numb as he released all his cultivation, right fist clenched as his undying longevity technique exploded. Shooting out his fist, the floor rumbled and the little girl vanished. Not far away the three cultivators all abruptly stared at Bai Xiaochun, and after seeing him with their own eyes they seemed to go insane, punching a fist into a boulder.
Seeing the boulder turn into dust, the three took a breath of relief and left immediately.
Silent, Bai Xiaochun looked around his surroundings, leaving with his jaw clenched.
Two days passed by quickly, and Bai Xiaochun’s entire body was exhausted. In the past two days he’d seen too much of the little girl in white clothes, to the point where he could even see her figure when he meditated.
Furthermore, the situation was worsening. At the beginning there was an hour of interval between the little girl’s appearances, but now it was a mere interval of three hundred breaths. It was impossible for him to reach foundation establishment.
And in these two days, Bai Xiaochun also met some of the disciples from the four sects, even chancing upon Spirit River Sect disciples. None of them, however, was able to see the white clothed girl, seeing only Bai Xiaochun alone in their eyes.
And on the second day’s dusk, Bai Xiaochun’s eyes were bloodshot as he felt a prominent exhaustion in his body, finding it difficult to lock his life with the place, with even the indication that he would float out. His head was slightly dizzy as well.
“It’s almost time for the next attack…” Bai Xiaochun was silent, determined to not go forward anymore, instead sitting on a huge boulder with his fists clenched. He still had one odd pellet with him, but he didn’t dare throwing that out. His gut told him that he only survived in the past attacks because he still had the pellet with him.
If that was to be tossed out, and taken by the little girl, then he would verylikely… meet the same fate as Lei Shan. The recent events gave him an alertness he never had. The pellet… it can’t be refined without second thoughts.
“This sort of thing that seems real and unreal, illusory and not illusory at the same time, can be seen as a sort of poison. If I find the antiode to the poison, then I can be cured!”
As Bai Xiaochun was moaning, a sudden rainbow swept past in the distance. Oiginally supposed to pass by, it abruptly stopped when it neared where Bai Xiaochun was.
“Eh?” This was a youth of the Blood River Sect, with the air of someone well dressed as he looked at Bai Xiaochun, passion burning in his eyes. In his hand was a compass, and it was, at the moment, pointed at Bai Xaiochun, emitting a blinding light.
“You managed to collect enough earth pulse qi and formed an earth pulse qi attractor… That’s way too fast!”
“Haha, this is destiny! I, Xu Xiaoshan, will be able to shake the four sects with my name this time, the first foundation establishment cultivist!” This youth was none other than the Xu Xiaoshan of the Blood River Sect. In his excitement, he shot Bai Xiaochun another glance.
“Don’t disturb me, go play in a corner!” Bai Xiaochun was troubled, and was calculating the time. More than ten breaths before, the time for the attack came again.
“I know you, you’re called Bai Xiaochun, named the mace-like killer disciple in your Spirit River Sect. Too bad your conditions are so bad right now, you’ve weakened to this point! The flame of your life is flickering and could extinguished any moment, the time for Xu Xiaoshan has come!”
“Bai Xiaochun, that earth pulse qi attractor you have on you, let’s talk about it, why don’t you let me play with it for a while.” Xu Xiaoshan’s eyes exposed his greed as he laughed loudly at the sky. With a shudder of his body, he pinched his fingers and seven to eight types of magical items appeared around him instantly, all of them glowing with crystal light, letting out a formidable aura. Under his command, they charged at Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun raised his head and gave Xu Xiaoshan a cold stare. He was just about to make his move when at that moment the space before him twisted, and the white clothed girl’s figure appeared once more, standing beside Xu Xiaoshan as she smiled crepily at Bai Xiaochun. The smile grew larger and larger until finally forming into a massive mouth, seemingly ready to pounce on Bai Xiaochn.
But at that moment, Xu Xiaoshan screamed suddenly, hastily backing away as he watched the open area around him, his eyes full of terror as his body shuddered violently.
“An evil spirit with consciousness, god, how can a conscious evil spirit still exist here, weren’t they all wiped out? Damn it, you just had to be targeted by this kind of an evil spirit, no wonder you’re so weak, you’ve been cursed! You’re so dead!” Xu Xiaoshan took a deep breath, quickly backing away as he raised his right hand, taking out an ancient jade.
The ancient jade had a brown area on it, as if blood had seeped into there. Just as he took it out, Xu Xiaoshan obviously let out a breath of relief as he continued backing away.
Below, Bai Xiaochun had his eyes wide open as he breathed heavily.
“You can see her? What is that in your hand!” In his world, he saw the white clothed girl look at Xu Xiaoshan when she first appeared, but her expression immediately changed when she Xu Xiaoshan took out his ancient jade, backing away quickly.
Xu Xiaoshan did not respond at all, turning to run to quickly run away. He didn’t get far before Bai Xiaochun’s body charged out instantly, his wings on his back flashing as his entire body hummed and appeared in front of Xu Xiaoshan instantly. Raising his right hand, he punched him.
“Xu Xiaoshan, let’s talk about it, that ancient jade of yours, let me play with it for a while.”
“You should be glad I didn’t take your stuff, now you wanna come take mine? You’re already cursed, and you’re not far from death, how dare you challenge me!” Xu Xiaoshan’s expression changed, and with a pinch of his fingers, the seven to eight types of magical items appeared and retaliated.
Bai Xiaochun’s entire body shined with silver light as he landed a punch. With a rumble, all of Xu Xiaoshan’s magical items and himself were all hit together.
The explosion shook the earth, and all the magical items shuddered and collapsed after making ka ka sounds. Bai Xiacohun turned into a violent gust, descending down instantly. Startled, Xu Xiaoshan made a savage expression as he swept with his hand, sending the pearls on his wrist flying out and turning into eighteen zombies, all of them at the tenth and peak level of qi condensation, emitting a deathly aura that spread far as they made their move together in unison.
This corpse controlling method was something Bai Xiaochun had met for the firs ttime. He noticed that the corpses all had grey fur on them, black at the roots, as if the hairs were turning black.
Each and every one of them were very strong.
In the rumbling, the metal pot on Bai Xiaochun’s back collapsed, but his body remained unscathed. Both Xu Xiaoshan’s hands, on the other hand, moved around with a shocking explosiveness of power, enveloping the surroundings as he controled the zombies, making them pause and stop moving, making only scratching sounds.
Xu Xiaoshan roared, but his hands did not stop moving. With a sweep of his left hand, nine bronze coffins flew out, expaniding in size as it went for Bai Xiaochun from above. With a sweep of his right, a gourd appeared, spitting out three thousand pellets of gravel all around, charging at Bai Xiaochun.
With a sweep of his hair, the few bells that were on his hair left him as well, forming lines of shadows aimed directly at Bai Xiaochun.
What was even more shocking was his wide open mouth, where he spat out a blood colored fan. As the fan waved, blood covered the sky in a diameter of a thousand meters, forming a formation as a roar sounded out from the mist of blood. An uncountable amount of sharp claws formed, covered with blood mist as they charged for Bai Xiaochun.
“What I, Xu Xiaoshan, have is tons of magical treasures and refined corpses. Bai Xiaochun, you think you can take me on?!” Xu Xiaoshan laughed gleefully as he patted his storage bag, and twenty more items flew out, all of their quality supreme. He also drank a full bottle of elixir, replenishing all the qi he used. If there was a third person here, he’d be aghast with fear at this battle.
But at that moment, suddenly, on Bai Xiaochun’s outer body, who was surrounded and attacked by a massive amount of magical treasures, a crane appeared, turning into a shield that circled him. His body also glowed with a black light that covered his entire body.
At the same time, he patted his storage bag hard, and instantly hundreds of talismans, sticking them onto his body. With a rumble, layers after layers of protective light exploded out one after another, and in a blink, the hundreds of layers of light had become a thickness of five hundred meters, its aura shaking the sky.
“What I, Bai Xiaochun, have is tons of protective talismans, with those mere magical treasures of yours, you think you can take me on?” As Bai Xiaochun’s proud voice sounded out, the zombies around him were split open right after, and only a small amount of the gravel managed to enter, only to be trapped inside, many of them bouncing off the protection. Even the nine bronze coffins were unable to break it, blocked as they dropped, unable to go to Bai Xiaochun.
Even if it was Xu Xiaoshan, his eyes bulged as he stared at the scene, stunned. All the fights he had been in he went into with an overwhelming number of zombies and magical treasures, but this was the first time he met someone who matched him like Bai Xiaochun.
They weren’t magical treasures, but the hundreds of talismans’ worth shocked Xu Xiaoshan.
“The database said Bai Xiaochun was mysterious and formidable, but it didn’t say anything about how rich he is!” Xu Xiaoshan laughed bitterly. He understood his scary strength well, so he naturally understood when someone was as powerful as him. Especially with that many talismans, his eyes were burning. After all, magical treasures needed qi to operate, while talismans only needed a small amount, working mostly with their own power.
The price is not cheap, and there was also a time limit for its use. So even if it was Xu Xiaoshan, he found it luxurious.
At that moment, he blinked. Regarding Bai Xiaochun, he was impressed, feeling that he was quite similar to himself. His heart even developed a silk of sympathy for him. After a moment of thought, he tossed the stone jade to Bai Xiaochun.
“Damn it, I, Xu Xiaoshan, haven’t acknowledged anyone before. You, Bai Xiaochun, will be the first one. You need this. I can’t give it to you, but it’s fine if you want to play wiith it for a while!”