Chapter – 221 Kill to collect treasure
All the people looked on. They were ready to attack.
They all wanted to seize the treasure which was about to appear.
After all, who would want to lose something that contained such terrific power?
Even the people belonging to the same school were ready to fight each other off for the treasure.
The power and possible value of the treasure was enough to make anyone lose his rationality. People were ready to rebel against their own schools and sects.
It was good that Bi Fan and his team didn’t drool over such treasures. They would fight together, seize the treasure, and would then hand it over to the person whom it suited the most. For example, in the case of ‘the stick of nine thundering dragons’, the whole group had decided to let Blue Dragon have it.
Jing Feng asked: “Brother Bi Fan, do we attack as soon as the treasure appears?”
“We shouldn’t act recklessly. Even if we managed to get hold of the treasure before anyone else, these people would form and alliance against us. It would be difficult to fight so many powerful people at once.” Bi Fan replied after thinking for a while.
“Yes, that’s right. Even if this is the only treasure left, we have to focus on saving our lives first. If there are more treasures, we can surely try for the next one if we get out of here alive.” Wang Zhong said.
Bi Fan and his companions hid themselves once more. Bi Fan had commanded his Chimera to stay hidden too in order to help them escape, if need be.
If each one of them went to fight when the treasure appeared, they all would be stuck in the middle with no one to help them. Therefore, it was important to keep the Chimera out of the action.
Moreover, the Chimera wouldn’t be able to help them in seizing the treasure anyway, and so it was better for it to stay hidden in the woods since it could help them with escaping the place in a time of need.
As for Zi Wei and Hong Yan, Bi Fan hadn’t included them in his plan thinking that they both might have their own plans.
Perhaps both these girls would join their respective schools after this fight. Finally, Bi Fan had some hope of getting rid of Zi Wei.
The flashes of the red light were growing fiercer. Most of the people had shut their eyes because of the extremely bright light.
“Bang…!” The intensity of the tremors also increased, so much that most of the people were finding it difficult to maintain their balance.
Most of the people were perspiring, and felt rather parched out of sheer nervousness, and were hence left breathing heavily.
The intensity of tremors and the flashes continued to increase with each passing moment.
“Bang…!” Suddenly blast occurred as a crevice was split open in the ground, and a transportation token flew in the air. The blast was accompanied by an intense red light.
The light-flash was so intense that almost all the people present involuntarily closed their eyes for a moment.
Since Bi Fan’s senses had been sharpened by the Yin Yang Lotus, the light didn’t affect his eyes.
Although Bi Fan was the first to see it, the token flew in the air at such a great speed that Bi Fan lost its track and had no idea where it went.
A sword, a knife and a spear propelled out from the crevice in a similar fashion and flew off to distant places just like the transportation token had.
These three weapons were followed by several other weapons, but these weapons were inferior to the previous weapons in terms of quality and their speed, too, was much slower.
“Brother Jing Feng, instead of entering the fight, we all must chase those precious weapons.” Bi Fan said. Chasing the transportation token was not possible for them at the moment, but they simply couldn’t let the other three weapons slip away.
Bi Fan went after the sword but soon he discovered that two other people, one from Hong School and the other from Bai Sheng palace, were also pursuing it.
Although both of them hadn’t opened their eyes yet, but they were running behind the sword and the knife by just following their senses.
Bi Fan thought for a moment; he had to go after the third best weapon – the spear.
Bi Fan used his ‘dance of mist’ footwork and was soon able to catch up with the spear.
This spear also contained some traces of Spirit inside it, and so Bi Fan had to be careful before grabbing it.
“The Immortal Finger…!” Bi Fan shot several pebbles at once towards the spear and kept attacking it. Under the influence of its spirit, the spear continued to dodge all of Bi Fan’s attacks.
Bi Fan wasn’t discouraged by it and continued to attack the spear in order to exhaust the energy of the Spirit inside it.
Since the spear had been buried for a really long time, it had a limited energy which soon began to dry up.
After the spear’s energy got completely dried out, Bi Fan happily grabbed it and stored it inside his Yin Yang pouch.
However, there was some dissatisfaction in Bi Fan’s heart. Firstly, the weapon was an incomplete Spirit Weapon, and secondly the Spirit of the spear was dormant, and so naturally its power wouldn’t be as much as it would’ve been if its spirit was active. However, if the spirit had been active, it would’ve been almost impossible for Bi Fan to seize it.
After placing the spear in the Yin Yang pouch safely, Bi Fan headed back.
Needless to say, the ‘Gold Dan’ layer men who had been pursuing the sword and the knife might have sensed Bi Fan’s activities as well, and once they had been successful in their pursuit, they could possibly attack Bi Fan at a later time in order to rob him of the spear.
Bi Fan carefully went back to Jing Feng and the others, dodging his path through the surrounding woods, preventing himself from getting attacked or tracked by anyone.
Jing Feng took a sigh of relief when he saw Bi Fan returning safely: “Brother Bi Fan, where did you go? We all were so worried about you.”
Jing Feng was visibly worried, and didn’t seem to be making it up.
Bi Fan was rather touched by his compassion, and so he smiled and said: “I’m alright, brother. Now tell me, what happened while I was away?”
“Several weapons have emerged out and these people are ready to kill and die for these weapons. At least a hundred people have already died by now.” Jing Feng informed him.
“Now that I’m back, you should seize any opportunity you can find, and grab yourselves some weapons. But remember, no weapon is more important than your life.” Bi Fan said.
Blue Dragon chuckled: “Great, so finally we get to fight now.”
Blue Dragon and Jing Feng rushed away. They obviously had some targets in their minds.
Although Mo Nan and Wang Zhong hesitated a bit at first, but they left pretty soon enough as well.
Ji Ying Lan looked left and right, shook his head and took a deep sigh. He didn’t leave.
“Brother Ji Ying Lan, don’t worry. We have already gathered a lot of valuables till now. Later on, you can choose anything you want from them.” Bi Fan smiled.
Ji Ying Lan was the least powerful of them all. He couldn’t afford to rush after some weapon while being surrounded by people who were much more powerful than him. Therefore, he had resisted his temptation and had decided to stay.
“Don’t worry about me, Brother Bi Fan. I wouldn’t have gone even if you hadn’t offered me a weapon of my choice.” Ji Ying Lan smiled.
Since Zi Wei and Hong Yan hadn’t left either, Bi Fan assumed that they hadn’t paid any attention to the treasure weapons.
Bi Fan observed the plains very carefully and found that there was a deep crater from which this red light was still flashing on regular intervals. Thirty five weapons had already emerged out of this crater by now.
The Hong School and Bai Sheng palace were the most powerful. They had been surrounding the crater and had gathered most of the weapons.
However, out of third batch, several weapons had been scattered here and there, and hadn’t been seized by anyone till now.
Several people were busy fighting each other fiercely around each of these weapons.
Bi Fan didn’t bother about these weapons as they were only top grade weapons, which had no use for Bi Fan.
However, Bi Fan soon selected an ‘emerging from the womb’ layer person to fight with. This person had already collected two top grade magical weapons by now.
“Zi Wei, Hong Yan, act as you see fit. I’ll be back in a while.” Bi Fan smiled and then went away.
“Here I come!”
Bi Fan directly launched an attack on that ‘emerging from the womb’ layer man.
The man sensed Bi Fan’s cultivation level and sneered: “Boy, you have just entered the ‘transformation layer’. You are courting your own death!”
“Time will decide who dies today.” Bi Fan shouted back coldly.
This time, Bi Fan had decided to try something new with his ‘Immortal Finger’ technique.
Although he had never used this technique with any other technique, he had already incorporated ‘The Immortal Finger’ with ‘Spirit Illusion Injection’ technique.
The fusion of these two techniques didn’t only contain terrific strength, it was also impossible to detect.
Although the ‘emerging from the womb’ layer man was much stronger than Bi Fan, the attack hit him pretty hard. Fortunately, the man was somehow able to guard his vital organs at the last second, and only suffered minor injuries as a result.
Suddenly, the man’s complexion changed and he shouted back in panic: “Which technique have you used? How can you delude people in this manner?”
The immortal finger technique, when combined with spirit illusion technique, created illusions in the target’s mind, making it hard for him to focus on the fight.
“You want to know which technique I just used? Fine, I’ll grant your last wish. This technique is called ‘Immortal Finger’. Now die!” Bi Fan said.
“The Immortal Finger?” The ‘emerging from the womb’ layer man pondered for a while but couldn’t figure out the technique’s origin.
“Since I have granted your last wish, now die in peace.” Bi Fan said.
Bi Fan attacked the man once more, this time using his sword to rain attacks on the man.
The ‘emerging from the womb’ layer man, who was still trying to figure out what ‘The Immortal Finger’ technique was, was unable to defend himself and was struck.
“Arrgghhh…!” Although he managed to dodge off most of the initial attacks, but the last move of the attack pierced his throat.
After killing the ‘emerging from the womb’ layer man, Bi Fan quickly collected his weapons, his yin yang pouch, and headed back to the place where he had been hiding.