Long Live Summons! - Chapter 860
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Chapter 860: Cultivation And The First Test
“…” The Poisonous Queen Bee suddenly used a secret language.
“…” Yue Yang even used some Heavenly Runes as an aid to the silent conversation.
Both Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel, who were watching from a distance, were dumbfounded. Needless to say, the secret language was definitely inaudible, but the two of them couldn’t figure out the meaning of the Heavenly Rune patterns that were clearly visible. In fact, Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel were not completely ignorant of the Heavenly Runes. They recognized a lot of the Heavenly Runes, but after forming them into different patterns, all they could do was stare.
What were the two talking about?
It must be a matter of cooperation.
The question is, how will the Poisonous Queen Bee and this young man cooperate, and what plans will they have between them?
They talked for about ten minutes.
After talking to Yue Yang about their further cooperation, the Poisonous Queen Bee spread her wings and flew away from the waterfall happily.
Intentionally or unconsciously, she glanced at the on the side of the forest where Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel hid, which made the duo’s heartbeats almost stop in fright.
The strength of the Poisonous Queen Bee is as high as the 6th Level of the Heaven Rank. This meant that both the Sickle Weasel and Ryoma were incomparable to her level.
Fortunately, the Poisonous Queen Bee only glanced at them randomly and flew away at a swift speed.
The Reaper Mantis killed the unluckily stiff vulture. It was an energy supplement from the Queen Bee anyways, so there was no reason to waste it. In order to become stronger, the Reaper Mantis had practiced very hard, hoping to reach the standards of her owner’s mind earlier. Of course, she also understood how far a gap in power there was between Divine Beasts and Holy Beasts—it was almost like the gap of crossing an insurmountable moat. In addition to working hard, she also needed to be lucky, just like the Golden Crown Thorny Flower Queen Duo Duo, Jiang Ying, Red and Ah Man. They were all talented existences, but they have also paid an unknown amount of blood and sweat to obtain the achievements they had today.
She still had a long way to go before she could catch up with Duo Duo, Red and the others.
Not to mention Xiao Wen Li, who was born into the Diamond Rank.
“Let’s proceed according to the plan!” Yue Yang asked the Reaper Mantis to postpone her constant practice and took her for a day off, where they walked through the waterfall to the middle section of the Beast Valley.
Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel looked at each other.
Should we continue to keep up, or should we just let them go?
If they stopped here, their lives could be guaranteed. If there were no accidents, they could practically stay alive in the Beast Valley forever.
But what the two wanted now was not safety. Instead, they wanted something that they could only dream of, that is ‘freedom’. With this young man, Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel weren’t sure if they could be free. After all, they were not the Poisonous Queen Bee, let alone have any relations with the man who vowed to help her long ago. By following him, they might end up becoming a tonic just like that vulture.
But if they don’t keep up, their freedom will slip from their grasps forever.
For the ‘freedom’ that they could only long for in their hearts, the two gritted their teeth and nodded to each other again, eager to fight and strive for a foolish sliver of hope!
The Beast Valley.
Of course, it was not an actual valley, but a huge and independent world.
Even if the sizes of the Rain Valley, Wind Valley, Sand Valley and Desire valley were combined, the Beast Valley remains unprecedentedly larger. Strictly speaking, it could be divided into five major regions.
Except for the three large areas with relatively harsh environments where only a few people were involved, there were two kinds of dominant forces fighting against each other in another two areas. They were the residents, led by the Three Chiefs, and the Battle-type Beasts led by the five Beast Kings. The Lion King, the Eagle King, the Human-Faced Tiger, the Toad King and the Poisonous Bee Queen were the five Beast Kings, each of which governing a varying number of Battle-type Beasts, gathering them together for the common good with a lax management method.
Among them, the Lion King is the strongest, whereas the Eagle King is the weakest.
Because the advantages of each Beast King are different, the Kings that were chosen to rely on by the failed challengers who turned into beasts, differed as well based on preferences.
The more ferocious and carnivorous beasts mostly rely on the Lion King, while the fowl beasts that were good at flying were more willing to be under the reign of the Eagle King. Of course, there are many examples like the vulture who voluntarily served the Lion King as well.
According to various categories, the beasts were mostly casted towards the Lion King, the birds prefered the Eagle King, the reptiles were mostly under the Toad King, the aquatic species were the subordinates of the Human-Faced Tiger, and the insects beasts were the symbol of the Poisonous Queen Bee. In addition to the five major forces, the Beast Valley also had some stragglers wandering outside. If they were not strong enough or if they had the confidence to survive alone, they would not be recognized by the five major forces for the time being. Adding up the five forces, the number of beasts have already exceeded 3000, but those who were under the direct command of the Beast Kings were actually less than half. After all, most of the beasts just used the names of the Kings.
The number of residents was less than one thousand.
They were governed by the Three Chiefs.
But their strength was generally stronger than that of beasts. So as a final say, the residents must surpass the beasts.
The living conditions were the easiest in the initial area of the Beast Valley, mainly the Beast Valley Fortress and some active sites for skirmishers. At the same time, the various materials and cultivation environment here were far inferior to the middle area of the Beast Valley. As for the rear, the Blood Flower Forest where the Beast Valley’s Level clearance portal was located, it was an area of death that no one dared to take lightly as the living conditions were extremely harsh.
There were many residents who knew that there were ‘Wisdom Fruits’ to be picked in the Blood Flower Forest. If obtained in a short time, it is very likely that their beasts will evolve their wisdom and successfully clear the Level to leave, but they dared not try it out.
Because there was a Double-Headed Black Dragon guarding the Fruits of Wisdom.
If one didn’t have enough strength and attempted to pick the fruit, you’d only be served as a course dinner for the Double-Headed Black Dragon, changing the ‘menu’ from its usual dinner.
The Sickle Weasel and Ryoma followed them the entire way.
Trailing behind Yue Yang’s figure from a distance, they stepped into the middle area of the valley that they rarely entered.
At dusk, Yue Yang seemed to be walking forward without being aware of the danger around him. A wild and poisonous python that had been waiting for an opportunity laid in ambush behind the jungle. It suddenly attacked, intending to swallow the Reaper Mantis in one bite as it opened its huge mouth and tried to bite down viciously. The Sickle Weasel and Ryoma both saw it and they wanted to remind them, but they were afraid that doing so would do little to help with the battle. On the contrary, they would expose their presence.
The Reaper Mantis was waving her arm that was gradually evolving into a sickle.
In the sky, two diagonally crossed rose patterns were drawn.
The wildly poisonous python stagnated, and its long neck seemed to be as if it was frozen in time as the two rose patterns swished by.
In an instant, its body and the head separated.
It was a clean cut at the broken neck, where a burst of crimson black blood was sprayed frantically.
The 2nd Level Heaven Ranked python was instantly killed by the Reaper Mantis on the spot!
The huge body crashed to the ground.
“Scarlet Rose, my God, she really changed my Cross Lightning Kill to the shape of a diagonally crossing rose. Here, these two ‘Scarlet Roses’ that split the sky and instantly killed the enemy are way too beautiful!” The Sickle Weasel couldn’t help but shower her in praise. On the basis of being the original creator of the Cross Lightning Kill, she had developed it into the level of an Instantaneous Kill. The Sickle Weasel thought that it had already reached the limit of its fighting skills. Unexpectedly after only five days, this little thing, under the guidance of that young man, had reached the realm of the Cross Scarlet Rose.
This made it, who had studied the skills for thousands of years, really wanted to pound its own head on the ground to just meet its end.
There is always going to be a gap between people.
But it didn’t have to be that big, right?
Yue Yang shook his head with slight dissatisfaction. Although the Scarlet Rose attack was successful, it was still too far away from the goal he asked for, which was ‘each petal should be able to split nine spaces and the ten-character picture array as a whole’. It’s just that today was a holiday for her and the shot just now was just a small hunt outside of training, so he didn’t criticize it strictly.
He stretched out his big hand and stroked the small head of the reincarnated Reaper Mantis.
After the Reaper Mantis turned into a Holy Beast, her body was completely transformed into a human being.
Insect limbs no longer exist.
Her entire being looked like a small, exquisite, cute, and very miniscule-sized human. The only difference from ordinary humans would be her wings. They have also remained, and the golden wings have evolved into colorful wings that resemble the hues of rainbows.
At first, she thought that her master would severely criticize her. Who would have thought that he just stroked her little head lightly.
At this time, she was very touched.
She couldn’t help but spit out her little pink tongue mischievously, flying up to Yue Yang’s shoulder happily and her little fist lightly pounded his shoulder. She had learned a lot from the sweet-talking Hui Tai Lang. Everyone knew, apart from Hui Tai Lang, no one else liked to please Yue Yang like her.
The Reaper Mantis was encouraged by Yue Yang to hunt and kill some beasts all the way, training his fighting skills.
Besides the Scarlet Rose.
There was also the ‘Deer-Cutting Slash’, modified by Yue Yang after stealing it from Bai Lu, the ‘Insane Eighteen Slashes’ which was altered from the Sickle Weasel’s Madness Sickle Tornado, the ‘Sonic Boom’ and the ‘Reverse Finger Whirling’ of the Scarlet-Eyed Beast that were stolen and modified. The ‘Large Walking Explosion’ was also taken from the Toad King’s Ice Sword Storm. The fighting skills she learned secretly, after improvement and comprehension, were completely out of the blue and absolutely lethal. But some of the attributes were opposites, not necessarily the same as those cast by the original creator.
Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel also noticed one thing.
That cute little thing had been learning a mysterious technique, which seems to have been taught by the young man.
But she had never used it before, and they didn’t know whether she was deliberately storing the skill or did she not meet the basic standard for casting it.
Three days later.
The wind was calm, and it seemed that everyone had forgotten Yue Yang.
Even the Poisonous Queen Bee, who had silently approached him before and boldly talked about cooperation with Yue Yang, was nowhere to be seen at this time.
Both Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel felt a little odd. This was not like a ‘safe and sound’ appearance, but slightly more similar to the ‘calm before the storm’. Should they start to evacuate, so as to not involve themselves in troubling matters? After another ideological struggle, Ryoma and the Sickle Weasel finally clenched their teeth and persevered.
Freedom, like the dawn, tempted them and made them unwilling to turn around to leave.
And there were two people, so they didn’t really feel lonely in their hearts.
Although they were not close friends, it seemed like they could comfort each other in their hearts and share their fears as they stood on the same front.
If they were both alone..
They most definitely couldn’t stick to it anymore.
Yue Yang came to the middle section of the Beast Valley. He took the Reaper Mantis and went to the place where the first test of the Beast Valley was truly held— the Spirit Beast Great Hall. This was the first level to test the challengers’ beasts, not knowing just how many beasts have been eliminated here. The first test was actually very simple, just requiring the challengers to do three things. This was known to all of the challengers and their Battle-type Beasts, but it just couldn’t be done, being so close yet so far.
The first thing the Battle-type Beast has to do is to enter the Spirit Beast Great Hall of the first level and take out the sign that represents the identity of the beast.
This must be done by the Battle-type Beast alone.
No matter how powerful the owner is, he or she cannot provide any help. This criteria was also the most difficult part of the test.
This translation is presented by Nocturne Translations.
It’s been a month since I’ve started tl-ing LLS, so it’s not unfamiliar territory (not much anyway, still some confusion though) but please do let me know if there were terms that I have used incorrectly like the names etc. Thanks and look forward to the next chapter release!