As they both disappeared in mid-air, Du Shaofu’s complexion paled. The high-altitude flight almost made him puked out the hog’s feet he ate.
More importantly, the earth-shaking beast tide with fierce beast wings flapping and roars, made Du Shaofu’s heart shiver just by looking from afar. If he alone encountered such a beast tide even with ten thousand lives, it will not be enough for him to live through it, the enormity and terror of Wild Beast Mountains finally hit Du Shaofu.
"Things are getting even more interesting. Unexpectedly the Wild Beast Mountain is housing such a vicious existence that can command thousands of demonic beasts, and most of them aren’t weak either. It seems like I have underestimated this Wild Beast Mountain.”
The white-clothed lady looked at the incoming beast tide from the depths of the forest with a slight smile. Then she quietly sat cross-legged and once again the flute of olden ambiance appeared in her hands. Placing the flute under her slightly parted lips, melodious sound once again weaved through the air.
The mild sound of the flute, ethereal, familiar yet Du Shaofu was still intoxicated by it.
Another night passed, when daylight shone on Du Shaofu’s face, he sobered up from the intoxicating melody. To him, the flute melody is just like a magic spell, unknowingly pulling him into the melody, and it was as if within the flute melody was able to cleanse one’s soul. He woke up feeling refreshed and energetic.
Whereas the white-clothed lady is still sitting cross-legged in the same position, eyes closed.
"What a horrible beast tide."
Du Shaofu came to a realization when he saw the devastated forest where the beast tide has swarmed through, it looked like the aftermath of an earthquake that he couldn’t help but be awestruck. Glancing towards Stone City’s direction, feeling like it was way out of his reach, unsure how far this hilltop is from Stone City.
"Does it scares you?"
The white-clothed lady’s brown eyes observed Du Shaofu, not knowing when she woke up.
"It truly is frightening." Du Shaofu did not deny it, thinking of that mammoth beast tide yesterday it is impossible not to fear it.
"Your performance so far is pretty good, thus before Fu Yibai comes your life is in good hands." The white-clothed lady said to Du Shaofu.
Du Shaofu frown, first of all, let’s not say whether Fu Yibai will or will not come, just thinking about the dangers of Wild Beast Mountains, if Fu Yibai comes, will he be able to stay alive? Looking at the white-clothed lady, he sighed and ask:”What if that old man Fu Yibai, will not come or perhaps unable to come?”
"Then I will kill you."
The white-clothed lady looked at Du Shaofu then said: "We will stay here for a day or two, by that time there should be a good show to watch.”
"I am hungry."
Du Shaofu felt helpless, in the middle of Wild Beast Mountains, especially after experiencing last night’s terrifying beast tide, even if this lady releases him this very moment, he will not leave.
"During the beast tide last night, there should be a lot of demonic beasts that died being trampled on, you can go down and search for something to eat.” The white-clothed lady no longer bothered with Du Shaofu and not in the least worried that Du Shaofu will try to escape.
"So high, and I have to go down and then climb back up again?"
Looking down from above, Du Shaofu sucked in a deep breath of cold air, to descend from the top of the hill to the foothills, and then climbing up on the jagged mountain trail, he’ll die from exhaustion even on a flat road, not to say this…
"The one who is hungry is you, not me." The white-clothed lady closed her eyes after leaving this sentence.
Du Shaofu gritted his teeth in vexation but powerless against his rumbling stomach, having no other choice he began to climb down from the mountain peak.
It took him one and a half hour to reach the foot of the hill, halfway down he nearly slipped, a layer of skin from his arm were scratched off, if not for being able to initiate xuanqi, he would have toppled down.
This definitely is not a hill an ordinary person can climb up or down easily.
Reaching the foot of the hill where everything was a wreck due to the beast tide even the huge thick trees were broken in half, Du Shaofu managed to gather quite a bountiful harvest of low-level demonic beast bodies which Du Shaofu assumed were trampled to death by the stronger demonic beasts during the beast tide.
Du Shaofu was slightly frustrated, if he could transport these demonic beasts bodies to Stone City, even though they are only Houtian level beasts he could still sell them at a very high price.
Searching nearby, Du Shaofu dared not venture too far way, in case he came across a demonic beasts then he’ll be in big trouble. Finally he decided on a two smaller Houtian level demonic beasts; two Scarlet Fire Rabbits and Mystical Iced Python and headed back up to the hilltop.
Scarlet Fire Rabbit is half a meter in size, and is able to spit out scarlet-red flame, extremely agile, but the attack is relatively weak. Most of the beast hunting teams do not like this meat and it’s easily available in Stone City.
Mystical Iced Python is also a Houtian demonic beasts, about three meters in length its body exuding a chilly non-toxic air, but once bitten the victim’s body will froze into ice.
Scurrying around foraging some natural spices and ripping down a tree vine to tie the two small demonic beast bodies around his waist, Du Shaofu started his climb towards the hilltop.
By the time he reached the peak, the sun’s high up in the sky. Exhaustion took most out of him leaving only a couple of breaths that he practically lied down for a full ten minutes before he manages to get up. The white-clothed lady remained still, sitting cross-legged and her eyes close as if there is no one around.
However half an hour later, right when the roasted Scarlet Fire Rabbit were ready as the smell of the roasted meat permeates the air, Du Shaofu was about to gobble down on the tender meat, when the white-clothed lady opened her eyes and with a turn of her slender hand, the white-clothed lady ignoring space and grabbed the entire rabbit; tearing out a thigh piece before flinging the rest back to Du Shaofu.
Du Shaofu can only stare fiercely at her but dared not to voice out any complaints.
Wiping his mouth clean, there’s not much for Du Shaofu to do after filling his stomach, so he started contemplating on how to perfect Raging Storm Waves Palm. The last time he only managed to practice the skill but yet to have the time to perfect it.
"If the xuanqi can accumulate more in the 'Heaven Gate' and 'Heaven Pond', it will be easier to manipulate the ‘hard’ aspect that the momentum can continue uninterrupted due to sufficient qi. Only then it will truly be like raging storm waves and covered up some flaws and weakness.
Knowing that white-clothed lady is an expert, Du Shaofu has no intention of hiding anything and soon immersed himself in the thought of improving the Raging Storm Waves Palm.
"Being able to practice a Xiantian martial skill without any cultivation. Not only practiced but also improve a Xiantian martial skill with a wasted martial pulse that seems to have restored a little. In such a small border town, unexpectedly there’s such a unique kid.”
Watching Du Shaofu who was totally immersed in contemplation of perfecting the Raging Storm Waves Palm, a light glimmered in the cold white-clothed lady’s brown eyes.
This was another tumultuous night within the mountains as the demonic beasts once again went on stamped resulting in a mammoth beasts tide, more terrifying than the night before. A higher level of powerful demonic beasts storming through the forest, exuding immense pressure that even Du Shaofu was woken up from his contemplation.
From the depths of the mountains ahead, a vast stretch of a beast rampaged through, where trees were uprooted or broken down, tree branches falling from high above scattered everywhere cut down by wings of the demonic birds.
Beast roars thundered and resounded through the mountains. Some of the lower level demonic beasts were trampled flat in the stampede as blood splashed in every direction painting a gory picture.
"Quickly retreat, this beasts tide is too ferocious."
In the mountains, a tall man with rune-patterns on his bald head is swinging his powerful fist around,
each punch from his fist is combined with the glow of rune-like patterns reducing it's targeted into bloody pieces, leading his companions behind him to evade the beast tide.
"Retreat to the cliff, first get away from the beast tide!"
Not far away, an Oldman in black clothes holding a copper snake-head staff, guiding his group towards the cliff, with the young girls and boys protected in the middle by several strong warriors, all the while sending out talisman-like pattern as quick as lightning towards the surrounding demonic beasts.
Note: In the progress of changing wicked beasts to demonic beasts.