Chapter 373: Gill-like Petals
Chapter 373: Gill-like Petals
After Lin Yuan sensed Red Thorn’s mental feedback, he immediately turned his gaze to the leaf-shaped Diamond fey storage box in front of his chest.
As Lin Yuan used his spiritual energy to feel the situation in the leaf-shaped Diamond fey storage box, he saw that Red Thorn was digesting the dimensional lifeforms’ flesh.
Its Mouth of Relinquish was like a trembling furnace, accompanied by the sounds when disintegrating the flesh of dimensional lifeforms.
The Tongue of Relinquish in the Mouth of Relinquish secreted a special acid for the flesh of dimensional lifeforms and ensured that the Mouth of Relinquish, a flesh-devouring furnace, would never be overloaded.
The Acid Corrosion Queen Bee was comfortably lying on the large flesh-like flower above the Mouth of Relinquish. From time to time, it carried out the Acid-Swallowing Larvae it had produced through her Gold ability from the hive it had built inside the Mouth of Relinquish.
Then the Acid Corrosion Queen Bee fluttered, carrying the Acid-Swallowing Larvae like an offering into the huge opened mouth of Red Thorn’s Mouth of Relinquish.
It was like a servant offering a treasure to the queen. However, the queen did not react to the treasure, nor did it show the slightest response.
Nonetheless, the Acid Corrosion Queen Bee was happy with it and even danced on the Mouth of Relinquish’s flesh-like flowers.
Lin Yuan could not help but hold his forehead. Ever since the Acid Corrosion Queen Bee started living in a bigger house, it had been bootlicking Red Thorn so much that he could not stand it.
After Lin Yuan roughly checked Red Thorn’s appearance in the Spirit Lock spatial zone, he found that Red Thorn had not changed much in appearance.
Lin Yuan looked at the large living room of his mansion and summoned Red Thorn.
The summoned Red Thorn was like a strange, hideous, and beautiful giant pumpkin-shaped sphere. Dozens of Mouths of Relinquish were opened on it.
The Tongue of Relinquish stirred in the Mouth of Relinquish, helping the Mouth of Relinquish to digest the remaining food.
60 terrifying Eyes of Relinquish blinked from time to time and revealed a strange luster appearing each time. The 12 useless flowers on Red Thorn’s corrosive cavity that were nearly one meter large were gorgeous.
When Lin Yuan summoned Red Thorn and put his attention on the huge one-meter-long flowers, he saw where the change in Red Thorn’s appearance had occurred.
Previously, these 12 large red flowers did not serve a single purpose. The only value of these flowers was roughly to increase Red Thorn’s visuals. At the same time, Red Thorn could make sounds like a musical instrument based on these 12 flowers.
Unexpectedly, many thread-like membranes had grown on the layers of petals in the middle of these 12 large red flowers. It looked as if the large red flowers were composed of nearly 100 petals of dark-red gills in general.
Lin Yuan finally knew why Red Thorn had suddenly comprehended the ability to breathe underwater and had become an amphibious source-type lifeform from one that could only bloom on land.
Those 12 large red flowers were now in this shape to allow Red Thorn to survive underwater.
When Lin Yuan had viewed the leaf-shaped Diamond fey storage box previously, he had found that among the flesh of the underwater dimensional lifeforms placed inside, the Gold ones had all disappeared.
They were in conjunction with the changes of Red Thorn’s 12 large flowers.
It was conceivable that after eating these underwater dimensional lifeforms and digested the flesh of the Gold ones, a mutation had occurred in Red Thorn.
At that moment, Morbius’ voice rang in Lin Yuan’s mind.
“Yuan, it’s a great thing that Red Thorn can breathe underwater because of its mutation.”
Lin Yuan nodded. He was also very surprised by Red Thorn’s mutation. He had never had a fey that could fight underwater.
Although the Spirit-Drawing Ichthyosaur was an aquatic fey, Blackie could not fight. It was a support-type aquatic fey that replenished spiritual power, after all.
But now that Red Thorn had completely mutated into an amphibious lifeform, it could completely show the same strength it had on land underwater.
Red Thorn’s sea of flowers spread out at the bottom of the water and could indirectly control the body of water. Such a mutation gave a huge boost to Red Thorn’s strategic significance.
At the same time, Lin Yuan was also secretly shocked at the greatness of the flesh of the underwater dimensional lifeforms.
Just like the flesh of the alien insects and abyss dimensional lifeforms that Red Thorn had devoured, one increased the acidity in Red Thorn’s body, while the other increased its resistance and withering to fire.
However, the flesh of the underwater dimensional lifeforms opened up a new field of combat for Red Thorn.
Upon hearing Morbius’s words in his mind, Lin Yuan said, “Unfortunately, there is simply too little flesh of the underwater dimensional lifeforms in the leaf-shaped Diamond fey storage box.”
As he spoke, Lin Yuan touched Red Thorn’s gill-like petals. Under Lin Yuan’s careful examination, he found that the gill-like petals only appeared on the outer layer. Many of the petals in the inner layer still retained their shape as before.
Clearly, Red Thorn’s ability to breathe underwater had not been completely mutated successfully. It still needed to devour more flesh of the Gold underwater dimensional lifeforms.
After Lin Yuan summoned Red Thorn again, it immediately weaved the thornless vine into a vine chair.
Red Thorn controlled its vine and sent the vine chair under Lin Yuan’s buttocks. It even shook twice to indicate Lin Yuan to sit down. At the same time, its 12 large flowers blew in unison.
But this time, Lin Yuan was surprised to find that the blowing sound produced from Red Thorn’s flowers sounded a bit like his own name.
Then he felt Red Thorn transmitting smug emotions to him. It was just like an eight-year-old child who had scored a hundred marks on her exam and was waiting for her father to praise her.
Lin Yuan was very happy that Red Thorn could actually make the sound of his name through its gill-like petals. It meant that Red Thorn could vaguely learn a language.
With the first signs of such an ability, as long as someone carefully taught it, Red Thorn could communicate with Lin Yuan like Genius after a period.
Of all Lin Yuan’s feys, the highest intelligent one was undoubtedly Morbius, followed by Genius. After that, between Chimey and Red Thorn, Chimey should have higher intelligence.
However, Chimey still could not talk now. Its singing ability was very similar to the ability of a parrot to learn words.
Due to its Songstress Bird’s talent, Chimey quickly remembered a melody and then sang it after memorizing it.
However, Lin Yuan believed that as long as Chimey’s grade and quality improved, it wouldn’t take long before it could speak.
As a plant source-type lifeform, Red Thorn could have such a high intelligence when it was at Silver/Fantasy I. This had to do with the enlightenment from Endless Summer’s Enlightenment Willpower Rune.
On the other hand, in Lin Yuan’s opinion, it should be related to the way Red Thorn had obtained energy.
Red Thorn grew by absorbing huge amounts of flesh energy, which could drive the development of its intelligence.
This was somewhat like the history of human development. Humans really began to develop civilization after eating meat and turned from herbivores into omnivores. In a sense, being carnivores was power.
Of course, Lin Yuan added another sentence in his mind. It’s best to eat pork for meat! And it has to be the Black Back Mountain Boar meat made by Uncle Li!
Upon sensing Red Thorn’s urgent need for praise, Lin Yuan sat down on its vine chair and praised it generously.
“Red Thorn is awesome! You can call my name so quickly.
“Red Thorn is the smartest!”
Treating a lifeform like Red Thorn, which was akin to having the intelligence of an eight-year-old child, was actually no different from human children of that age.