Chapter 39: Chapter 039 – Amazing Treasure
Translator: mianbao Editor: Aelryinth
Edited by RED
Above the pond, on the apex of the adjacent cliff, within the clouds, a gigantic bird nest sat on a rather flat stone platform.
Two furry young birds whose figures resembled ostriches surrounded the huge corpse of an exotic beast that was like a rhinoceros-cow, happily tearing pieces of flesh off the corpse with their beaks and swallowing them.
To the side of the stone platform, a huge bird about two meters tall when standing upright, with a body covered by ink-black fur was looking down reservedly with its round eyes at the two young birds, admiring the young fledglings.
Suddenly, the ink-black beast seemed to sense something, as a light shone in its eyes. It suddenly raised its head and looked towards the cliff behind it.
In the next moment, the ink-black beast pushed off against the ground with its talons and spread its wings, lifting itself into the air. After circling around at lightning speed for a bit, it dove straight down the cliff.
The height of several hundred meters was covered by the ink-black beast in just a few breaths’ time. Its huge body flew down steadily, disturbing the morning fog behind it and swirling it behind it.
Just as it was about to reach the skies directly above the pond, the mysterious energy that attracted it suddenly disappeared, as if it was never there to begin with.
A hint of suspicion flashed in the inky black beast’s eyes, its rapidly descending body suddenly changed direction and flew over the pond, its body nearly touching the water surface. Following that, it beat its wings violently and rose up through the clouds once more.
In the moment the huge bird flew past, a strong wind was generated above the pond, causing abrupt waves on the calm water surface. Water splashed in all directions, drenching the Wind Shadow Wolf and Fiery Scorpion guarding at the edge of the pond.
After being drenched in water, the two subdued beasts that were trembling from the pressure emitted by the black beast nearly fell down on the ground in submission.
That was the soul suppression of a higher being towards a lower being. The two subdued beasts couldn’t resist it at all.
Fortunately, the ink-black flier didn’t care about these two ant-like existences. Otherwise, they would have been crushed by it easily.
Not long after the huge black beast left, the water surface slowly returned to its originally calm state.
Suddenly, a human figure surfaced from the water, his complexion a little greenish-purple from holding his breath, gasping for air heavily.
Fresh air entered his lungs. Zhang Che quickly recovered from his near-death encounter, the fear he felt apparent on his face.
“What the heck, what level and quality is that exotic beast? It was so strong! Even though we were separated by the water, that enormous pressure could almost suffocate me; how horrifying!”
As he rejoiced, Zhang Che crawled up on the shore using both his arms and legs, feeling weak all over. He couldn’t help but lie face up on the grass, his chest rising and falling rapidly.
After some time, Zhang Che felt himself recovering, and no longer dared to stay around any longer. He quickly put his clothes back on and packed his bag, recalled the two subdued beasts back into his spiritual sea, and quickly headed down the stream.
If he didn’t leave this cursed place quickly, who knew if that terrifying bird would come flying down again?
If that bird suddenly wished to know what human meat tasted like, then he would have to lay down his life here!
Zhang Che ran a couple kilometers in one go, before stopping in place to pant heavily. He looked back fearfully; the cliffs on both sides of the valley were now hidden behind a layer of fog.
-It should be safe, now that I ran so far away, right?-
He saw a big tree ahead of him a short distance away. Zhang Che couldn’t help but dragged his tired self over to the tree and sit down, leaning back against it.
What a coincidence, indeed; this tree was exactly where Zhang Che had hunted the Myriad Transformation Lizard yesterday!
Now that Zhang Che was in a safe situation, he started recalling the unusual experience he just went through in the pond.
When the huge rock in the pond was split open by Zhang Che, a strange, crystal-like object that was shimmering with seven-colored light was swept along by the current to the depths of the pond.
Zhang Che couldn’t find that object in time after choking on water. He surfaced and coughed out the water in his windpipe, then dove in once more.
At the bottom of the pond, the seven-colored light was as eye-catching as a torch in complete darkness. Zhang Che found it in an instant, diving down quickly, and caught it in his hand.
It was only then that Zhang Che saw the crystal-like object that was emitting seven colored light was actually a perfectly shaped hexagonal prism. It was about thirty cm long, and approximately fifteen cm in diameter.
The crystal was clear and translucent. It looked transparent, yet seemed to contain a tiny universe within, unable to see the depths of it.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. The seven colors complemented each other, adding mystery to the crystal. One look and he knew it was no ordinary object.
A surge of raging mysterious energy came out from the crystal, entering Zhang Che’s spiritual sea without any obstruction. It was absorbed by the Psychedelic Ghost-Patterned Butterfly crazily. Its beast card, which was originally in very poor shape, recovered rapidly, at a speed that was visible to the naked eye, as if beast card restoration solution was applied to it.
Not only that, a sudden change occurred in the next moment.
Before Zhang Che could study the strange crystal in his hand, he suddenly felt a powerful suction force in his mind, pulling the crystal from his hand and towards his forehead.
Experiencing this sudden change, Zhang Che unconsciously opened his mouth to cry out. However, before his voice could come out from his mouth, a large mouthful of water poured in.
In the next moment, the crystal prism didn’t smash Zhang Che’s head open. Instead, it vanished into thin air, leaving no trace behind.
Just as Zhang Che was wondering about what happened, the gigantic ink-black beast swooped down from the sky, bringing a devastating might along with it, before gliding over the water surface and flying back up into the sky.
Thinking back on that in detail, Zhang Che couldn’t help but feel a wave of fear.
If that seven-colored crystal prism hadn’t disappeared all of a sudden, perhaps he would now be dead in that ink-black beast’s mouth, and turned into that terrifying flying beast’s dessert.
After the fear subsided, Zhang Che revealed a hint of smile on his face.
He focused on his inner world. Within his spiritual sea, the five beast cards were arranged in a plum blossom shape, while the seven-colored crystal prism was floating high above in the air of his spiritual sea, scattering a layer of seven-colored fog as the beast cards quickly absorbed it.
The Psychedelic Ghost-Patterned Butterfly card that originally needed a few days to recover was now actually as good as new; it recovered much faster than applying the beast card restoration solution!
Not only that, the four other beast cards seemed to be cheering excitedly.
What surprised Zhang Che even more was that even the Myriad Transformation Lizard card that was currently fused with his face, through its link via the spiritual imprint, was also devouring the mysterious seven-colored fog.
Although Zhang Che had no idea what functions the seven-colored fog had other than recovering the damaged beast cards quickly, upon thinking of the ten-odd Mutated Pufferswords he had killed by the pond, he had a bold guess in his heart.
Perhaps, the seven-colored fog the crystal prism was releasing could increase a beast card’s quality?