Chapter 1137: Golden Hellhound
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Eventually, Gold Thug’s face changed again. He seemed as though he had aged ten years as he weakly said, “I… I’ll be your dog!”
Gold Thug’s decision surprised everyone, including Duan Ling Tian.
The people on the swift boat exclaimed one after another.
“I can’t believe Gold Thug chose to be his dog?”
“He would rather become a dog than die… Seems like Gold Thug values his life more than his dignity!”
“A Martial Monarch powerhouse’s dignity is nothing when faced with life or death.”
Gold Thug’s emotion was stirred when he heard their words. His eyes gleamed coldly, and he had the urge to kill all of them.
However, he did not do anything in the end.
He was now the purple-clad young man’s dog.
If his Master did not order it, it was natural for him as the dog to not bite. He would be in trouble if his Master was unhappy.
It was clear Gold Thug would decide to be Duan Ling Tian’s dog before he even revealed his choice.
“Now that I think about it… I would probably make the same choice if I was him,” someone said with a sigh.
“I would choose the same too! I’d be unwilling to die if I have a Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage cultivation base. My dignity and fortune are nothing compared to my life.”
“That’s right! I feel the same way too.”
There were many people who agreed with Gold Thug’s decision.
Gold Thug’s mood lifted when he heard their comments.
“Are you sure you want to be my dog?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked deep into Gold Thug’s eyes.
“Master,” Gold Thug responded as he bowed at Duan Ling Tian respectfully.
“If that’s the case… take the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly.
He did not want a ticking bomb around him. Thus, he thought he would need some restriction to avoid risks.
Gold Thug was not surprised when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He would have done the same if he was in Duan Ling Tian’s position.
Duan Ling Tian made Gold Thug take a few oaths with the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation.
First, Gold Thug would not attack Duan Ling Tian and the people around him.
Second, without Duan Ling Tian’s permission, Gold Thug would not leave, and he would have to listen to Duan Ling Tian at all times.
Third, Gold Thug would not do anything to harm his Master.
If he violated any of the oaths, he would be killed by the thunder penalty!
“Young Master, why don’t you ask him to take an oath to not be deceitful? If he’s deceitful, he’ll be useless like Ungrateful Bastard and Yellow-Eyed Hound!” Xiong Quan reminded.
Gold Thug’s expression changed when he heard Xiong Quan’s words.
“That’s not necessary.” Just when Gold Thug was about to retort, Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said, “It’s definitely impossible for him to take that oath now… If he takes the oath now, I’m sure he’ll be instantly killed by the thunder penalty!”
No matter what, Gold Thug was at the Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage after all.
Although he gave up his dignity and agreed to be Duan Ling Tian’s dog, it was natural for him to harbor resentment and deceit in his heart.
That was difficult to change without giving it some time.
“Master is wise!” Gold Thug looked at Duan Ling Tian gratefully.
“You… You’re not human?” All of a sudden, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed something. He raised his eyebrow and stared at Gold Thug’s eyes.
Gold Thug’s eyes looked ordinary at the first glance.
However, upon closer inspection, one would notice the pattern of his eyes. It was vastly different from human’s eyes if one looked close enough.
Since Duan Ling Tian inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory from his two lives, he had also inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s eyesight and experience that granted him the ability to discern that Gold Thug was not human.
“Didn’t master figure this out since the beginning?” Gold Thug was stunned.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “What do you mean?”
“Didn’t master figure out I’m not human since the beginning?” Gold Thug forced a smile on his face. “Otherwise, why would master ask me to be your dog?”
“What are you talking about?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. Confusion was written all over his face. He did not have a clue about what Gold Thug was talking about.
In fact, Duan Ling Tian was not the only one who was confused.
Everyone on the swift boat looked at Gold Thug in confusion. Just like Duan Ling Tian, they had no idea what Gold Thug’s words meant.
Gold Thug did not speak. Instead, he used his action as a response to Duan Ling Tian’s question.
The faint sound of an explosion sounded in the air. All they could see was a golden light that rose from Gold Thug’s body. It was like the scorching sun, and it caused many of them to squint their eyes.
When the golden light faded, everyone was shocked by the sight before their eyes.
“No… No wonder he said that.”
“Did the purple-clad young man really not know what Gold Thug is?”
“I think he knew… Otherwise, how’s it possible that he came up with such a condition?”
“I think he knew, too! Otherwise, he would have asked Gold Thug to be his servant or sidekick instead of asking him to be his dog.”
The passengers on the swift boat discussed this in shock.
“This…” Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he looked at the spot Gold Thug was standing. He did not regain his senses for a long time. “No wonder he said that… How can there be such a coincidence?”
Apart from Xiong Quan, even Feng Tian Wu was stunned.
What did they just witness?!
At this moment, they saw a huge dog with gold fur and a black horn on its head standing near Duan Ling Tian.
The black horn on the dog’s head had a dazzling and terrifying halo. It emitted an eerie aura.
Meanwhile, the gold fur on its body danced like flames every time the dog moved. It was truly an astonishing sight.
“I didn’t expect the leader of the Four Southern River Thugs to be a demon beast! Or, a demon to be precise.”
“It’s my first time seeing a dog demon beast… Its black horn is surrounded by sparkling black light, and it has gold fur all over its body. Its claws are also surrounded by black light.”
“I have to say… although I know a thing or two about demon beasts, this is my first time seeing a dog demon beast like this. I haven’t even heard about it before!”
Many people on the swift boat discussed softly. They were afraid of provoking the big black-horned dog with gold fur standing in the distant.
“It’s a Golden Hellhound!” Somebody exclaimed. Everyone turned around to look at the source of the voice.
It came from the vicinity of the big dog with a black horn and gold fur. A purple-clad young man stood there in shock.
“Master, you recognize my true form?” The golden-furred dog spoke like a human. It was Gold Thug’s voice. There was a hint of surprise in his voice.
“Are you really a Golden Hellhound?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “I thought the Golden Hellhound Clan became extinct in a major war 20,000 years ago? How did the bloodline pass down until now? Moreover, it’s the Imperial family bloodline.”
Gold Thug was a demon cultivated from a dog demon beast. This fact truly shocked Duan Ling Tian to the core.
In the beginning, Duan Ling Tian thought it looked familiar after observing Gold Thug’s true form for a little while.
He discovered the answer after browsing through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory from his first life.
It was a Golden Hellhound!
There were two demon beast clans on Cloud Continent during the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s first life. They were the Golden Hellhound Clan and the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan.
The two demon beast clans were well known on the Cloud Continent back then.
Apart from their outstanding reproductive ability, they were much more talented compared to the average demon beasts.
Naturally, it could not compare to demon beasts like the Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse. The Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse was a species that could achieve the rank of Demon Emperor which was rare.
The Golden Hellhound and the Berserk Mongrel Rodent had the purest bloodline, and they were talented enough to break through to the Monarch Stage. It allowed them to become powerful Demon Monarch powerhouses.
In the clans, Golden Hellhounds and Berserk Mongrel Rodents that had the purest bloodline belonged to the Imperial family.
The Royal family was below the Imperial family.
Golden Hellhounds and Berserk Mongrel Rodents from the Royal family would usually break through to the Void Transformation. It was easy for them to transform into humans.
The outstanding ones could even break through to the Demon’s Peak Level Void Stage.
A level lower than that would be the ordinary Golden Hellhounds and the Berserk Mongrel Rodents. The lower their bloodline purity was, the weaker they would be when they grew up. However, they would at least be at the Void Interpretation Stage.
Therefore, the two demon beast clans were hegemons back in the day.
Nobody, unless they were at the Emperor Stage, would dare to offend them.
Unfortunately, the two demon beast clans had a major war in a big canyon on Cloud Continent’s Inner Land. In the end, they almost perished completely.
There were only a few weak Berserk Mongrel Rodents left after the battle, and they disappeared soon after.
All of these were recorded in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
During the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s second life 10,000 years ago, nobody knew of the Golden Hellhounds and the Berserk Mongrel Rodents’ existence. The only thing left was a record about the two Ancient Clans on Cloud Continent that mentioned the Golden Hellhounds and the Berserk Mongrel Rodents.
The two demon beast clans that were once hegemons on Cloud Continent disappeared from the continent just like that.
“Master, you… Not only can you tell you tell I’m a Golden Hellhound, but you can also tell I belong to the Imperial family of Golden Hellhound Clan?” The golden-furred dog looked at Duan Ling Tian in disbelief with its big round and green eyes.
In its opinion, this was unbelievable!
“Golden Hellhound?” At this moment, everyone on the swift boat, including Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan, heard the conversation between Duan Ling Tian and the golden-furred dog. They were stunned by Gold Thug’s words.
“The name’s majestic! But why haven’t I heard of such dog demon beasts before?”
“Theoretically, demon beasts that can break through to the Monarch Stage shouldn’t go unnoticed.”