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"Demon beast? Half-step Void Stage?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang’s pupils constricted when they heard what Duan Ling Tian said, and their faces were filled with astonishment.
A demon beast was without a doubt comparable to a true Void Stage powerhouse.
Not to mention a demon beast Monkey King, even if it was a Half-step Void Stage Monkey King, it still wasn’t an existence they could go against.
"Young Master, then we’re now…" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang gazed at Duan Ling Tian and were slightly hesitant.
Although Monkey Wine was good, it was far from being as important as their lives.
"We’ll act according to the circumstances." Duan Ling Tian brought Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang along as he moved cautiously without any noise atop the trees, and everything within the gorge entered his sights.
He could see that the Stone Monkeys stood around in groups of 3 or 4.
"Young Master, is that Monkey Wine?"
Duan Ling Tian looked at the direction Zhang Qian pointed, and there was a small pond there. Within it was a liquid, and this liquid appeared vermillion red in color. Its color was exactly the same as the Monkey Wine within the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor.
"Exactly, that’s Monkey Wine." Duan Ling Tian nodded. "Let’s think of a way to steal some Monkey Wine now."
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang nodded, as they were extremely interested in the Monkey Wine as well.
"How about this: you two draw away the surrounding Stone Monkeys…And I’ll take advantage of the opportunity to gather some Monkey Wine, how about it?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, and noticed they were slightly hesitant, and instantly derided. "Do you two actually think I would cause harm to you? The strongest Stone Monkey amongst them is inferior to you two…As long as you two draw them away at the first possible moment, I’ll be able to gather the Monkey Wine."
"Young Master, you’re able to discern their strength?" Zhang Qian stared wide-eyed. He had a face full of astonishment, as he suddenly felt that this Young Master was really capable of doing anything.
"The strength of the Stone Monkey can be judged according to the color of their fur…Look, those three Stone Monkeys have dark yellow colored fur, that means they’re still juvenile Stone Monkeys with strength at the Origin Core Stage and belong to the youngest age within these Stone Monkeys. Those Stone Monkeys with yellow fur are all matured Stone Monkeys, and the strongest amongst them are at most at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage."
"As for Stone Monkeys at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above, the fur on their bodies are closer to a dark gold color. But there aren’t any of those here…My guess is that the Stone Monkeys with a higher strength ought to be inside the monkey cave." Duan Ling Tian looked at the Stone Monkeys within the gorge as he spoke with extreme familiarity.
"Young Master, you even know this?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang were both surprised, before asking, "Where’s the monkey cave?"
"Behind the bushes over there, can you see it?" Duan Ling Tian pointed towards the faraway side of the gorge, and there was precisely a cave enveloped by the bushes there. One wouldn’t be able to notice if they didn’t look closely…
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang looked at each other and took a deep breath as they said to Duan Ling Tian, "Young Master, then we’ll be going."
"Go! Remember, don’t injure them no matter what, or else the consequences are unimaginable!" Duan Ling Tian nodded, but he was slightly perturbed in his heart. "Take a chance! I hope there’s no Monkey King here…Even if there’s a Monkey King, I hope it isn’t a demon beast. If it’s a demon beast, then even if I’ve gathered the Monkey Wine, I won’t be able to escape."
Wealth is sought from danger!
Duan Ling Tian was taking a chance now!
Rebirth Martial Emperor had encountered troops of Stone Monkeys on many occasions and had only encountered a demon beast Monkey King twice.
He didn’t believe that his luck was so ‘good.’
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang made a noise in acknowledgement before their figures flashed out and appeared before the troop of Stone Monkeys, alarming all the Stone Monkeys within the gorge.
The groups of Stone Monkeys obviously didn’t imagine that a human would appear here, and they were stunned for a moment before pouncing towards Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang. Even the few Stone Monkeys that were standing guard beside the pool that contained the Monkey Wine had now chased after Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
"Now!" Seeing that the group of Stone Monkeys within the gorge had chased after Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian exploded out with his entire strength, and 21 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above him.
At that time, when he hadn’t broken through to the eighth level of the Core Formation Stage, Duan Ling Tian only possessed the strength of 19 ancient mammoths!
Half a month ago, he’d broken through to the eighth level of the Core Formation Stage, and in addition to that, he’d consumed the Dragon Blood Pill to complete the tempering of his fleshly body, thus obtaining an extra strength of 2 ancient mammoths.
His current strength even slightly surpassed a martial artist at the first level of the Origin Core Stage!
Seeing the pond that contained the Monkey Wine getting closer and closer, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone.
Presently, the cauldron had appeared within his hand, as it was the only container within his possession.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure descended onto the ground, and the location he descended upon was exactly beside the pond.
However, just when Duan Ling Tian was prepared to use the cauldron to gather the Monkey Wine, an awe-inspiring gust of strong wind swept out at him and instantly arrived behind him.
Duan Ling Tian’s body froze. "I can’t be so misfortunate, right?"
The shining golden figure that flashed before him earlier caused traces of coldness to unconsciously arise within Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
When Duan Ling Tian turned around and looked through the bright moonlight, only now did he notice that a Stone Monkey whose entire body was covered with golden fur had appeared before his eyes.
This Stone Monkey was many times larger than an ordinary Stone Monkey and was only slightly shorter than Duan Ling Tian. Presently, its golden eyes were staring at Duan Ling Tian and revealing traces of hostility.
"Demon…Demon beast Monkey King!" Duan Ling Tian’s body was slightly stiff, as he’d never imagined that he would be so misfortunate, meeting a demon beast Monkey King on the first occasion he’d encountered Stone Monkeys.
A demon beast Monkey King was an existence at the Void prying Stage; moreover, Duan Ling Tian was able to discern from the characteristics of this Monkey King before him that this Monkey King wasn’t an existence that had only just recently transformed into a demon beast.
Its strength was at least at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above!
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Moreover, just at this moment, another group of Stone Monkeys flew out of the Monkey Cave and surrounded Duan Ling Tian in the middle.
Among these Stone Monkeys, there were quite a few existences with dark gold colored fur, and all these Stone Monkeys were existence at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above!
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a trace of a bitter smile.
You really can’t take chances on some things…
As the group of Stone Monkeys surrounded Duan Ling Tian, they fiercely bared their fangs and brandished their claws. It seemed as if the Monkey King only had to give the order and they would pounce onto Duan Ling Tian and tear him to pieces.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and calmed himself, as he’d realized that if he wanted to live through this, then he could only persuade the Monkey King before him…As a demon beast possessed human feelings and was able to understand human speech.
"Respected Monkey King, I bear no ill intentions." Duan Ling Tian looked at the gold-furred Monkey King that was staring at him and tried to communicate with it.
"Roar!" The gold-furred Monkey King roared in a low voice and pointed at the small pond of Monkey Wine that was beside Duan Ling Tian. It looked like he was angrily denouncing Duan Ling Tian as a thief.
"This, Monkey King…I only wanted to ask for some wine to drink and bear no ill intentions! I didn’t injure any of your subjects." Duan Ling Tian thought of a plan as he explained himself.
Duan Ling Tian felt a burst of bitterness in his heart.
When had he ever spoken humbly like this?
And it was even towards a monkey!
However, when one is under the roof of another, one has no choice but to lower one’s head. If he wanted to live, then he must converse deeply with this Monkey King and obtains its forgiveness.
"Roar roar~" The Monkey King roared twice more, and its icy cold eyes eased up slightly as it pointed towards outside the gorge.
"You…You’re asking me to leave?" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone, as he never expected the Monkey King to be so easy to talk to.
Realizing that he’d escaped danger, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but grasp the opportunity. He pointed towards the small pond at the side as he asked the Monkey King probingly, "That…Can you give me a bit of Monkey Wine?"
"Roar roar!!" Unexpectedly, the Monkey King, who’d originally become slightly more meek, instantly glared at Duan Ling Tian with its gold eyes, and its body was suffused with a dense killing intent.
"Alright…Alright…I’ll leave, I’ll leave right now!" Duan Ling Tian hurriedly waved his hand and put away the cauldron. Under the escort of the group of Stone Monkeys, he walked step by step towards the outside of the gorge.
Duan Ling Tian said inwardly, "In the future, when this Young Master’s strength surpassed you all, I’ll come back to properly teach you all a lesson!"
Just when Duan Ling Tian arrived at the exit of the gorge.
"Roar~" A sad and shrill roar of a Stone Monkey echoed out.
"Not good!" Duan Ling Tian’s face went pale, and the first thought within his mind was, Could it be that Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang didn’t listen to me and injured those Stone Monkeys?
If it really was so, then Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang would have really brought disaster upon him this time!
Just when Duan Ling Tian’s face went pale, the Monkey King let out an enraged roar, and the group of Stone Monkeys surrounded Duan Ling Tian once again, forcing him back into the gorge.
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly, and his heart was filled with nervousness.
He only hoped that it wasn’t Zhang Qian or Zhao Gang who’d done something to do those Stone Monkeys.
Right at this moment, a Stone Monkeys whose fur was between dark gold and gold and was double the size of an average Stone Monkey entered the gorge.
This Stone Monkey’s claws were dripping with crimson red blood, and on its back it carried a Stone Monkey whose fur was dark gold in color.
This Stone Monkey lied on the body of the first stone monkey with its arms drooping down, and its claws flickered with a pitch black sheen, obviously having been infected with a toxic poison.
"Half-step Void Stage!" Duan Ling Tian looked at the Stone Monkey that carried the other poisoned Stone Monkey, and his pupils constricted and a bitter smile appeared on his face.
This troop of Stone Monkeys seemed to be even more terrifying than he’d imagined!
Besides possessing a demon beast Great Monkey King, there was still another Half-step Void Stage Second Monkey King.
"Wuwu…" The Second Monkey King put down the poisoned Stone Monkey before flashing out of the gorge.
When it entered the gorge once again, it was carrying an enormous jet-black python on its shoulder. The enormous python was dead. On the enormous python’s body were many bite and claw marks.
"This enormous python is probably the spoils of war of the Second Monkey King!" Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly.
Duan Ling Tian quickly recognized this enormous python after he flashed through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor.
This was a Black Cloud Python.
Looking at the markings on the body of this Black Cloud Python, Duan Ling Tian estimated that its strength ought to be at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
He could roughly guess the details of the matter. This Black Cloud Python must have injured that poisoned Stone Monkey, and the poison the Stone Monkey was infected with was precisely the poison of the Black Cloud Python.
After that, the Black Cloud Python died at the hands of the Second Monkey King.
"The poison of a Black Cloud Python…" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shone, as he seemed to have thought of a joyous matter.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that the poisoned Stone Monkey hadn’t died yet and was only infected from the poison from being bitten.
Of course, if the poison wasn’t removed in time, this Stone Monkey wouldn’t last an hour.
"Wuwu…" Right at the moment, a group of Stone Monkeys swarmed forward and tore the corpse of that Black Cloud Python to pieces…
The bloody scene caused Duan Ling Tian to feel his scalp go numb.
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