Chapter 470: Crimson Armadillo
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“This is the Swamp of Death?” The little gold mouse’s speed was extremely swift, and she brought Duan Ling Tian to a vast forest that was serene in next to no time.
This forest was in ruins and it emitted a wave of a gloomy aura.
Not only that, there was black mist that coiled in the sky above this forest all year long, enveloping the entire forest within it, causing others to not dare easily enter the air above the forest…
After all, no one knew if there were any formidable fierce beasts and demon beasts lying in ambush within the black mist atop the forest.
The demon beasts and fierce beasts that grew up here were extremely familiar with the environment here, and an outsider would surely suffer a loss when trespassing into the forest.
“Little Gold, go down!” Duan Ling Tian told the little gold mouse to head down, and he started seriously sizing up the forest before him after he asked the little gold mouse to shrink.
Unlike the verdant color of an ordinary forest, the trees in this forest were either pitch-black withered trees or dark gray withered trees… The leaves that grew out from these withered tree only had these two colors as well, and it made the entire forest seem exceedingly bizarre.
Not a trace of human habitation could be seen around the forest.
“As expected of the Swamp of Death that even Void Prying Stage martial artists go pale when speaking about it, it’s virtually an isolated place.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
“Little Gold, let’s go in.” Duan Ling Tian brought along the little gold mouse to walk into this strange forest, and Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force being maintained extended out as he carefully detected the circumstances in the surroundings.
At the beginning, Duan Ling Tian only heard waves of crow cries that were unpleasant to the ear, but he didn’t notice a swamp.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder, she seemed to be slightly intolerant as she heard the wave of crow cries, and she started crying out sharply as well. “Squeak! Squeak squeak!!”
The sharp cry carried Origin Energy along as it tore through the sky.
Instantly, a wave of restless crow cries sounded out.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian head a wave of clamorous sounds of the flapping of wings that gradually moved into the distance.
The crow cries stopped abruptly.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse was slightly complacent after driving away the flock of crows, then said to Duan Ling Tian via voice transmission. “Big Brother Ling Tian, I’m formidable, right?”
Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at the little gold mouse. “It’s only a flock of wild beast crows, but look how complacent you are.”
The little gold mouse’s small head drooped down in low spirits when she heard this.
Duan Ling Tian continued to walk inwards of the Swamp of Death.
After around half a hour, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force finally sensed the location of the swamp…
Duan Ling Tian avoided these swamps and continued inwards.
Meanwhile, fierce beasts started to flash out from nearby to launch sneak attacks on Duan Ling Tian.
“Squeak!!” However, these fierce beasts didn’t even have the chance to approach Duan Ling Tian when accompanied by a sudden cry, their bodies were penetrated by a tiny sword light and they were directly killed.
The little gold mouse stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder, holding the pocket-sized spirit sword in her hand as she sized up the surroundings vigilantly.
“The more inward we go, the more swamps there are… Unless they’d broken through to the Void Prying Stage, it’s extremely difficult for ordinary martial artists to circumnavigate these swamps.” Along with walking through the swamp, Duan Ling Tian obtained a certain level of understanding of the Swamp of Death.
Of course, he knew that this was only the outer area of the Swamp of Death.
“That deadbeat dad of mine wouldn’t have slipped into one of these swamps, right?” Thinking up to here caused Duan Ling Tian to feel a chill run down his spine.
If that deadbeat dad of his was really swallowed by the swamp, then he would really be gone…
“Little Gold, I’ll increase my speed of walking inwards, if any demon beast or fierce beast attacks me, deal with them.” Origin Energy raged on Duan Ling Tian’s legs after he told this to the little gold mouse.
“Squeak squeak~” When he heard the little gold mouse’s reply, Duan Ling Tian moved.
As Duan Ling Tian’s figure surged, he seemed to have transformed into a gale, and above him, 1,211 ancient mammoth silhouettes followed to dash out in tow.
Seventh level Nascent Soul Stage!
Elementary Wind Force!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian headed into the center of the Swamp of Death at full speed.
Whereas the fierce beasts he encountered all along the way had become stronger and stronger.
However, no matter how formidable the fierce beast was, they were only fierce beasts after all, and they couldn’t withstand a blow before the little gold mouse who was a third level Void Prying Stage demon beast.
“Roar!!” Along with Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force tense, in the next moment, Duan Ling Tian saw an enormous fierce beast open its bloody mouth as it pounced towards him.
This was a mammal fierce beast that possessed an extremely hideous appearance, and Duan Ling Tian was unable to recognize it.
“Half-step Void Stage!” Duan Ling Tian stopped his footsteps, and his brows raised.
When the fierce beast pounced over, 1,500 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared in the sky and follow it to flash towards Duan Ling Tian.
However, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t worried.
“Squeak squeak!!” The little gold mouse cried out and a sword light flashed out from the spirit sword in her hand, directly penetrating the head of this Half-step Void Stage fierce beast, causing it to be brought along by momentum to plunge on the ground, and it was completely devoid of any signs of life.
Duan Ling Tian sighed emotionally in his heart when he saw this scene.
A few years ago, when he still hadn’t left the Crimson Sky Kingdom to head to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
An existence at the Half-step Void Stage was an existence that was difficult to surmount to him…
But now, it was instead unworthy of mention!
“The river flows east for 30 years and west for 30 years… These words aren’t wrong at all.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and continued to walk into the Swamp of Death.
Meanwhile, he’d slowed down.
Because he knew that he’d already entered the core area of the Swamp of Death.
There probably were demon beasts in this area.
The facts proved that Duan Ling Tian’s guess was correct, as after he’d slowly walked for half an hour, a demon beast that was covered in scaled armor flashed out from a nearby swamp, and it seemed to have transformed into a sharp light that fiercely pierced at Duan Ling Tian.
In the sky, 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out towards Duan Ling Tian with an imposing aura that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
“Squeak!!” The little gold mouse that stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder leaped up to transform into a gold bolt of lightning that carried along a wave of the sound of thunder as she moved to intercept this first level Void Prying Stage demon beast that was attacking Duan Ling Tian.
A sword howl tore through the sky and a sword light flashed past to descend onto the scaled armor on the demon beast, and it emitted a wave of ear piercing sounds of iron colliding.
“Eh, this scaled armor has such strong defense!” Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
Whereas at the instant that Duan Ling Tian was surprised, the little gold mouse had already attacked with her second sword strike, and it pierced through the stomach of the demon beast, killing it.
The scaled armor of this demon beast only didn’t protect its stomach.
The stomach was its weakest point.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse returned to Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder then sought credit from Duan Ling Tian. “Big Brother Ling Tian, I’m formidable, right? Even though this demon beast’s strength is far inferior to me, the scaled armor on its body is extremely hard… I was actually unable to break through its scaled armor when attacking at full force.”
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted when he heard this, and only now did he notice that besides the injury on the stomach, there wasn’t a single mark of injury on the demon beast that was killed by Little Gold.
“This demon beast…” Duan Ling Tian squatted down and looked at the white mark that Little Gold’s sword strike left behind on the demon beast’s scale, and at the same time, he flashed through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Finally, Duan Ling Tian recognized this demon beast.
“It’s actually a Crimson Armadillo!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse looked at Duan Ling Tian in wonder.
“Little Gold, this Crimson Armadillo is an extremely rare demon beast… Give your spirit sword to me.” Duan Ling Tian explained to the little gold mouse and took the little gold mouse’s spirit sword.
Subsequently, a grade five Weapon Flame blazed on Duan Ling Tian’s palm and he pressed in onto the scaled armor on the surface of the Crimson Armadillo’s body…
After 15 minutes, the scaled armor showed traces of melting.
After an hour, a segment of the scaled armor was burnt off by Duan Ling Tian and it had transformed into a pool of liquid.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s hands rose and fell, withdrawing a pile of weapon’s refinement materials from his Spatial Ring before melting them into liquid with the Weapon Flame as well….
In the end, Duan Ling Tian used the Crimson Armadillo’s scaled armor and the pile of weapon’s refinement materials to successful improve the little gold mouse’s grade six spirit sword to a grade five spirit sword.
“Try it.” Duan Ling Tian returned the spirit sword to the little gold mouse.
The little gold mouse’s pair of jade green eyes lit up as she received the spirit sword and started swinging it about.
Origin Energy suffused onto the spirit sword.
Instantly 4,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above the little gold mouse, then another 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared at the side of the existing ancient mammoth silhouettes….
In other words, the grade five spirit sword in the little gold mouse’s contained the strength of 6,000 ancient mammoths!
“50% amplification… Not bad.” Duan Ling Tian nodded in satisfaction.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse’s green eyes flashed brightly and she was extremely excited.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian withdrew his own Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword then relied on the scaled armor of the Crimson Armadillo to advance it to the ranks of grade five spirit sword.
After improving the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword, the amplification was similar to the grade five spirit sword in the little gold mouse’s hand…
It was able to amplify strength by 50%!
“The scaled armor of this Crimson Armadillo is a good thing…” The Weapon Flame on Duan Ling Tian’s hand raged and it quickly removed the remaining scaled armor from the Crimson Armadillo and put it away in his Spatial Ring.
The scaled armor of this Crimson Armadillo was a special material for refining grade five spirit weapons.
“Let’s go!” After dealing with it, Duan Ling Tian brought along the little gold mouse to continue inwards.
All along the way, they encounter a few demon beasts, and without exception, they all died beneath the sword of the little gold mouse…
Presently, through the amplification of the grade five spirit sword, the little gold mouse’s strength had reached the strength of 6,000 ancient mammoths.
If she were to utilize her Half-step Advanced Lightning Force, she would be able to exert the strength of 6,500 ancient mammoths!
In terms of strength, her strength was comparably to a fourth level Void Prying Stage demon beast that had comprehended Half-step Advanced Force.
If a fourth level demon beast comprehended Force that was inferior to the little gold mouse’s Half-step Advanced Lightning Force, its strength would even be inferior to the little gold mouse.
After all, ordinary demon beasts didn’t possess spirit weapons.
Of course, although demon beasts didn’t possess spirit weapons to rely on, some demon beasts with extraordinary natural talent instead possessed an advantage that belonged to themselves.
Just like the Crimson Armadillo.
The scaled armor on its body was something that even Little Gold was unable to break open when utilizing a grade six spirit sword.
In the end, it was because Little Gold found its weak point that Little Gold was able to kill it.
“Squeak squeak~” Duan Ling Tian walked forward all the way, and he only stopped moving when he heard the little gold mouse cry out abruptly.