Chapter 218 The Stick of Nine Thundering Dragons
“Arrgghhh….!” The frequency of the screams had increased with time. Several people had already died by now.
A group of people was nearing the boulder on which the long stick was placed, and was likely to reach it soon.
The battle was at its most intense point as almost all the people were dead. Only nine men of ‘emerging from the womb’ layer stood alive.
In spite of receiving severe injuries, these people were still fighting fiercely as they wanted to seize the treasure as soon as possible.
“Keep on killing…..” Jing Feng whispered.
Bi Fan and his team was ready to charge but hadn’t entered the fight yet because there were nine ‘emerging from the womb’ layer people still present there, and although they were injured but they still couldn’t be underestimated.
Just then, one of the ‘emerging from the womb’ layer men reached the boulder and grabbed the long stick.
“Ha ha! The treasure is mine…” the man laughed as he grabbed the stick, but soon his laughter ceased.
A strong burst of thunder and lightning erupted from the long stick and seeped into the man’s arm.
“Arrgghhh….!” The man screamed as the energy eroded his whole body, and his charred body fell to the ground moments after.
The remaining eight men were in shocked, and stopped their fighting immediately as result.
“This is amazing! If this weapon possesses such tremendous energy that it killed an ‘emerging from the womb’ layer person within a few seconds, then it surely is a Spirit grade weapon.” Bi Fan was amazed.
Blue Dragon looked on and said: “This weapon is so powerful! If I get hold of it, it will serve as an excellent means of practising ‘Universal Stick’ skill and will impart tremendous power to me.”
“Brother Blue Dragon, we all will certainly help you. But first we all should have a look at what these people do next.” Bi Fan said.
“Thank you so much my brothers.” Blue Dragon replied humbly.
The remaining eight men looked at each other, terrified, with none of them daring to step forward in order to seize the treasure.
“Well, if none of you has the guts to step forward, I will. The treasure is mine.” One of the men laughed and walked towards the boulder.
Since the other people were keen to see what happens next, no one stopped him.
The man mobilized his aura around his body in defence and stretched his hand out.
“Brother Bi Fan, do you think the power of the stick would be able to injure him even when he has activated his defence mechanism?” Blue Dragon asked anxiously.
Blue Dragon wished in his heart for the treasure to be formidably powerful so that these men couldn’t seize it. But on the other hand, he was afraid that if the treasure was too powerful, even he won’t be able to get hold of it. It seemed as if he was stuck in the greatest dilemma of his life.
Bi Fan shook his head as he really had no idea about this treasure’s power.
Zi Wei suddenly spoke up: “The spirit of the weapon is damaged. If it hadn’t been so, these people would’ve already been killed by the energy burst of the weapon. Although the spirit is damaged, its remnants can still make tremendous bursts of power eruptions. Since the treasure has been hidden for god-knows-how-much time, the burst is unable to kill several people at once.”
“So, Mister Zi Wei, what else do you know about this treasure?” Hong Yan asked with a smile.
Bi Fan and all the boys looked at Zi Wei curiously. Since the Quinyang School didn’t possess many Spirit grade weapons, Bi Fan knew nothing about them.
“I told you whatever I knew. There’s nothing else that I could tell you all.” Zi Wei said indifferently.
The man extended his hand slowly, while the rest of the people seemed clearly agitated as they were afraid this man might really seize the treasure.
Although they all wanted to know what exactly this treasure was, they had guessed that whatever it was, it contained formidable power.
In this world, everyone wanted to enhance their powers by learning some martial skills and seizing some treasures. Anyone could learn martial skills by joining some school, but treasures were rare and hard to find.
As the man finally grabbed the stick, thunder and lightning appeared again.
The burst of thunder attacked the man and his face soon revealed the colours of pain.
Since he had his defence mechanism on, the burst couldn’t cause fatal injuries to him. The man soon let go of the stick and stepped back.
He was so scared now that he didn’t dare to try again.
“See, the residual thunder energy of the spirit is weakening. It would be completely diminished before long.” Zi Wei smiled.
“That’s great! Everyone, be prepared to join the fight at any moment now.” Bi Fan said: “Two of us will stay here with the Chimera to guard the rest.”
Since it was a great opportunity for everyone to enhance their combat experience, Blue Dragon and Jing Feng didn’t want to be left behind, and were the first to declare their views.
Wang Zhong said with a smile: “Brother Bi Fan, I will stay behind with the Chimera. The rest of you should go now.”
“Alright, Brother Wang Zhong, but be careful.” Bi Fan said.
Bi Fan and the others sneaked into the valley quietly while Wang Zhong and the Chimera guarded them against any sneak attacks.
The eight people continued looking at each other, unable to decide who would try his luck next. One of them, a man of ‘developing marrow’ layer stepped forward and roared: “I will seize it!”
The man immediately extended his hands towards the Baguette of the stick, already having concentrated his energy in his palms.
The long stick trembled and shrieked but still didn’t give into his force.
“I can’t believe it!” The ‘developing marrow’ layer man moved forward as he increased the strength of his grip.
“sssssshhhhh….!” The coercion between his grip and the weapon’s field gave rise to an immense sound.
“This man is really so powerful! His strength can even withstand such a strong coercion!” One of the men exclaimed out in surprise.
The long stick swayed fiercely for a while, but was eventually pulled out of the boulder by the ‘Developing Marrow’ fighter.
“The treasure is mine!” The man roared.
“Everybody, we need to attack him together! We can’t let this man snatch the treasure away from us!” One man shouted.
The seven remaining people rushed forward to kill the ‘developing marrow’ layer man.
“You all are courting your death!” the ‘developing marrow’ layer man howled as he waved the long stick in his hands to release a tremendous burst of energy.
The two men who had charged forward screamed for a while, and then soon fell to the ground.
The rest of the five people, after initial hesitation, still charged forward to attack the man.
The lust for the treasure had certainly driven them all out of their senses.
The ‘developing marrow’ layer martial artist couldn’t use the long stick this time and hence decided to rely on his other martial skills.
“You all are inviting your own destruction!” The man shouted: “Bai Li solitary tomb!”
The man put the stick back, and used his unusual martial skill; a huge network of swords fiercely charged towards the five men.
The five men were clearly overpowered by this ‘developing marrow’ layer martial artist, and hence were simply unable to defend themselves.
“Boom….!” Several blows later, the five men flew in the air with blood springing out from their mouths.
The ‘developing marrow’ layer man also retreated a few steps and spat some blood.
While the man was still able to stand on his feet, the other five men were unable to stand up and were left crawling about on their bellies now.
“Finally this Spirit weapon is mine.” The ‘developing marrow’ layer man laughed and walked towards the long stick to pick it up once again.
“Attack….!” Bi Fan had found the most opportune moment.
Zi Wei, Hong Yan, Jing Feng, Mo Nan, Ji Ying Lan and Blue Dragon followed him and entered the valley.
The ‘developing marrow’ layer man saw Bi Fan and the others approaching, so he immediately rushed towards the long stick in order to grab it and flee from the place.
But the long stick still had some remnants of thunder and lightning left, which made the man a little hesitant.
Finally, he clenched his teeth as he grabbed the long stick.
The stick shrieked and swayed once again, but the man kept resisting it and didn’t let go.
Not much of the Spirit’s energy was left in the stick, so it couldn’t cause any serious injury to the man at this point. The roars of thunder soon dissipated as the energy of the Spirit was completely exhausted.
“Finally, it has stopped attacking me! Now I can take this stick with me.” The man laughed.
“Keep your hands off of the treasure!” Bi Fan shouted as he used his shock rune, and straightaway attacked with full strength.
A huge network of swords made a beeline for that man.
The ‘developing marrow’ layer man had been fighting for a long time now, and had sustained several injuries in the process of acquiring this stick.
The man was barely able to resist Bi Fan’s sudden attack, and was forced to drop the stick in haste.
“This is the height of villainy! You all kept hiding while the others competed for the treasure, and now you want to take advantage of my injuries and exhaustion by suddenly attacking me!” The man was obviously quite furious.
Bi Fan ignored whatever the man said and talked to his companions: “You all, kill all the injured people. Make sure you don’t leave any witnesses alive. Let me deal with this man.”
Bi Fan immediately launched a series of fierce attacks, sparing no time for the ‘developing marrow’ layer martial artist to catch his breath or escape.
Bi Fan was launching the strongest of his martial skills since was sure of his victory because the ‘developing marrow’ layer man was already exhausted and injured.
Just a few blows later, Bi Fan pierced the man’s chest with his sword, ending the fight.
Jing Feng was working at an amazing speed as well; he had already killed several people and was now cleaning up the battlefield.
Bi Fan picked up the long stick, analysed it carefully and found ‘The Stick of Nine Thundering Dragons’ inscribed on it.
“Brother Blue Dragon, I hand this ‘Stick of nine thundering dragons’ to you.” Bi Fan said as he threw the stick towards Blue Dragon.
Blue Dragon immediately caught the stick with great care for he feared the stick might get damaged upon falling to the ground.
“Thank you, Brother Bi Fan.” Blue Dragon was excited.
“Clean up this mess quickly; I’m going to check if there’s anyone else hiding in the vicinity.” Bi Fan said as he left.
It was important to not leave any witnesses alive. Several martial artists from various prestigious schools had died there and if someone ever came to know, then Bi Fan and his companions would obviously land themselves in a great amount of trouble.