Way of Heaven - Chapter 39
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Chapter 39 – Kill
Countless cultivators with weak cultivation frenziedly rushed down into the valley, their eyes flaming with desire. A cultivator who previously hid their cultivation suddenly exploded with strength. He burst forward, traveling towards the 33 spirit fruit.
The cultivators plunged into a sea of vines, their figures disappearing and swallowed by the surrounding vines. Fierce monsters awoke from their den. A bloodbath was coming.
The major powers watched while the cultivators rushed into the valley. They didn’t join them. Those cultivators were pawns used to scout out the valley. Upon seeing the monsters awaken and the cultivators fight, the major powers began giving orders. They began to lead their army into the valley.
Yang Feng nervously followed the Yang Family. Currently, he had no intention of leaving this group and searching for spirit fruit on his own.
At the tenth stage of the tempering realm, he could be considered an expert in Luo City. He was invincible to anyone below the spirit realm.
However, in this obscure valley, there were at least a hundred spirit realm cultivators. At least ten of them were above the seventh stage of the spirit realm. In addition, there were even more monsters that hid in the valley. Fifth stage and sixth stage monsters most likely lurked in the valley, preying on the arriving cultivators. They could kill him in one hit!
If Yang Feng charged into the valley alone, wanting to seize a spirit fruit, he would definitely get slaughtered in the process. As such, it was best if he stayed with the Yang Family for now.
Protected by four spirit realm cultivators, the more than a dozen Yang Family members began advancing, crushing what was in their way. Their goal was the spirit fruit.
Yang Xiao beheaded two fourth stage blackflame apes in a single slash. The headless corpses thumped to the ground. The two bodies convulsed, blood streaming, bones smashed. The blood sinked into the earth.
The group advanced, killing all the monsters that attacked them using a variety of killing techniques. Even after receiving severe injuries, the monsters wouldn’t run away. Their eyes bloodshot, they would lunge at the nearest cultivator and fight to their last breath.
Cold sweat trickled down the second elder’s face, his breathing rugged. “These monsters are crazy! They won’t stop attacking us!”
Hearing the second elder’s curses, Yang Feng scrunched his brow. He glanced at the members of the Yang Family. Their eyes were also a little red, bloodshot. He felt them become more aggressive, more bloodthirsty as they fought the monsters, their breathing becoming more rapid. Their sanity seemed to be slowly fading.
“Not good. What’s happening? Ring Spirit !” Using his mind, Yang Feng hurriedly communicated with the universe ring.
After a moment of silence, the ring spirit’s crackly voice echoed inside Yang Feng’s mind.
“The fragrance of the spirit fruit can make one lose their sanity, turning them crazy and bloodthirsty. As both the monsters and humans are inhaling the fragrance while trying to kill each other, they naturally will be affected.”
The universe ring was once a heavenly treasure. It had a will just like an intelligent being and was highly intelligent, possessing unimaginable wisdom. It was manifested in the form of a ring spirit.
However, a catastrophe occurred eons ago, wiping out the original universe ring’s ring spirit. After a long period of time, a new ring spirit was born. The newly born ring spirit’s intelligence was comparatively lower than its predecessor, procedurally following the rules put in place on the universe ring. It couldn’t even fully control the universe ring, recognizing Yang Feng as its master.
Of course, this former heavenly treasure ring spirit wasn’t weak. After hearing Yang Feng’s question, it immediately deduced the situation.
“The fragrance makes people lose their sanity? What kind of spirit fruit is this?!” Yang Feng’s eyes were full of shock, his face extremely grave.
This time, the ring spirit didn’t answer him. The ring spirit simply couldn’t deduce anymore because there were no records of this spirit fruit ever existing in the Zhenwu World. It didn’t know its name. It didn’t know its purpose.
Yang Feng circulated his qi, diffusing the fragrance from his body gradually. He calmed his mind. His inexplicable thirst for blood vanished.
He breathed a sigh of relief.
“It worked. As long as one has a strong cultivation base, they can block the fragrance.”
If it weren’t for the ring spirit’s information, he would’ve never suspected that the spirit fruit emitted a fragrance that decreased one’s sanity.
The fragrance slowly killed. The fragrance would gradually influence the person, making them more aggressive, more hostile. After a while, most cultivators would become bloodthirsty beasts, constantly attacking everything around them widely. If that happened to most of the cultivators that entered the valley, then this place would turn into a bloodbath, a hell!
Thinking of this, Feng Yang walked over to Yang Xiao. He informed him of this matter.
After hearing this, Yang Xiao glanced at everyone in the group. Their eyes were all bloodshot, faces flushed, their qi chaotic. They exhibited signs of madness. Immediately, he did what Yang Feng told him and began dispersing the fragrance from his body.
After dispersing the fragrance, Yang Xiao glanced at Yang Feng. He was glad. His son noticed what was happening while under the fragrance. His son demonstrated his quick thinking. His son had grown up.
Afterwards, Yang Xiao halted the group, allowing everyone in the group to escape the fragrance’s influence. They were on guard now.
“Remember, we not only have to face crazed monsters but also other cultivators.” They stared at a glittering spirit fruit a couple of hundred meters away. His eyes focused, Yang Xiao waved his hand. The now recovered group advanced, their hearts firm.
The obscure valley in the Cloudy Forest was enveloped by moonlight. However, the original silence had long been broken. Frenzied roars of monsters and cultivators resounded throughout the valley.
Numerous fights to the death occurred throughout the valley. Cultivators and monsters fought against and between each other. Two frenzied forces collided. Rocks burst. Trees cracked. Vegetation flew. Crashing, screaming, miserable cries… covered the valley.
The major powers pushed forward. They slaughtered one monster after another. Frenzied monsters pounced from the sea of vines.
As time passed, the fragrance of spirit fruit permeated, digging into the cultivators’ minds, stimulating them. The weaker cultivators began to completely lose their sanity.
The insane cultivators attack everything in sight. Succumbing to madness, they killed companions and nearby cultivators. The number of human casualties drastically increased.
The experts, not completely falling to madness, noticed this major anomaly and immediately began removing the fragrance from their bodies using their strong cultivation. However, the weaker cultivators simply couldn’t remove the fragrance. They were trapped. Some of the experts they were under tried to help remove the fragrance, often getting attacked in the process. Some unlucky ones died on the spot.
As this all happened, none of the cultivators in the valley noticed that whenever a monster or cultivator died, the blood from the corpse would merge with the earth. It was as if it was being absorbed. It was as if the valley itself was collecting energy…
The souls of those who died in the valley naturally tried to go to the world’s heaven. However, a strange force sucked them into the ground. They all disappeared, devoured…
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