Chapter 396: Metal Swallowing Beast
Translated by Crystal of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“You two, please hold on.”
After purchasing the jade drive, You XiaoMo was just about to leave with Ling Xiao when Xiong Xiao, who was behind them watching, suddenly called out to stop them. The two both stopped.
Xiong Xiao walked over, paid obeisance and said, “I’m Xiong Xiao, us meeting was meant to be, how should I call you?”
Those who were about to leave, after hearing this, all stopped dead in their tracks and turned to look at Xiong Xiao, who had a courteous expression on, with astonishment. Xiong Xiao was ranked twenty-first on the Tong Tian Rankings, for him to initiate in small talk, that’s really giving them face!
The Cang Alliance was rich and powerful, there were many who would want to associate themselves with them. Like the Vermillion Blood Clan and the Beast Transfiguration Guild, even they would want to befriend the Cang Alliance.
However, only very few could catch their attention. It was not that they were prideful and unwilling to befriend the other, rather, they were all a bunch of oddballs who didn’t care about one’s background. If they don’t like someone, no matter who they had as backup, they wouldn’t care.
Like Cheng DongQing for example, Xiong Xiao didn’t like him, so he rebutted him without remorse, without giving him face. Although, it was the former who provoked first, however, even if he hadn’t, Xiong Xiao still wouldn’t have had a better attitude.
You XiaoMo was also surprised and continued thoughtlessly, “I’m You Xiao….Ah!”
Before he could finish, a hand groped his waist at his ticklish stop, slightly scaring him a little.
Right then Qiao WuShuang walked over and after hearing the name, made a weird expression. It was the first time he had heard of a name so strange, pairing it with the person, it was an odd sensation. Seeing that the two looked over, he said, “I’m forgetting to introduce myself, I’m Qiao WuShuang.”
You XiaoMo sweated a little, “Hello.”
“It’s not You XiaoAh, but You XiaoHa.” The reticent Ling Xiao slightly explained.
t/n: Ha in laughter, like ahahaha >_> ………Poor lil Momo.
With a guilty conscience, You XiaoMo agreed, “Yes, yes, yes, it’s not Ah but Ha.”
“Not matter if its Ah or Ha, it’s just a name.” Xiong Xiao said brightly and turned to look at Ling Xiao, “How would you like me to address you?”
With solemnity Ling Xiao replied, “Ling Mo.”
t/n: Ling in Ling Xiao, Mo in You XiaoMo, and you got Ling Mo, which btw is a very beautiful name >_> at least better than someone which the onomatopoeia of laughter.
You XiaoMo, “…”
Xiong Xiao didn’t realize the weird atmosphere between them and happily made obeisance while saying, “Ah, I see, fellow Ling Mo, being able to meet you two means that today has not been a wasted effort.”
You XiaoMo finally came back to his senses and said, “We are happy to be able to meet you too.”
Xiong Xiao calmed down a bit and his expression turned serious again. In a serious tone he said, “Fellow You XiaoHa, today you offended Cheng DongQing, from now on, you should be more careful. With his narrow-mindedness, he will definitely come and take revenge given the chance. If you guys decide to go to that place, then be careful of him and Hu Yin.”
Hearing the words ‘You XiaoHa’, You XiaoMo felt a little embarrassed. He imagined that ‘the place’ he mentioned was the place of the hidden treasure. He felt a slightly moved and replied, “Thank you Xiong-dage for the warning, we will be careful.”
It was after a little more chit-chat that You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao left.
Qiao WuShuang looked at them thoughtfully before saying, “Xiong-laoge, this is the first time I’ve seen you be so interested in two strangers.”
“Actually, I don’t know the reason either, I just find them pleasing, especially that You XiaoHa, I’m especially fond of him.” Xiong Xiao shook his head and couldn’t help but laugh despite himself.
Qiao WuShuang knew that this feeling was hard to explain and didn’t push any further, “Xiong-laoge, did you pay attention to that Ling Mo?”
Xiong Xiao immediately stopped smiling and muttered, “Of course I noticed him, however, I couldn’t detect his level. If he didn’t use any technique to hide his presence, then his power should be above mine. I believe it’s the latter, since they dare to challenge Yu Xian City and the Mage Guild. If he was just at the Divine level, that wouldn’t be enough.”
Qiao WuShuang said, “Hopefully they won’t meet any strong practitioners from those two forces anytime soon. However, I did hear that a young master of the Vermillion Blood Clan was coming, is that true?”
Xiong Xiao knew he was trying to sound out the truth but didn’t pay any mind, “Since Qiao-Laodi already has the answer, why would you need to ask me?”
On the other hand, You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao did not hurry back to the hotel.
They wandered around June City for a while and bought a lot of souvenirs before going back.
Once they were in the room, You XiaoMo took out the jade drive, it was black with a crystal glow flowing through. It did not have any restrictions so it was easy to read the information inside.
He wasn’t in a hurry to dissolve the information and handed the jade drive to Ling Xiao first.
As per usual, Ling Xiao was faster than him.
You XiaoMo said in astonishment, “It’s unbelievable that beneath the June Mountain Range there would be such a huge natural underground palace and it could nurture a Metal Swallowing Beast.”
Although You XiaoMo was not an extensive reader, he still had heard of the Metal Swallowing Beast.
It was a demon beast that could attack and defend, especially its defense was incredibly strong. However, it depended on what it had devoured, the rarer and stronger the metal, the better its defense would be. That would also increase its levels, so basically a demon beast that relied on eating rare metals.
As for its attack, that also had to do with it consuming metals.
The Metal Swallowing Beast had the metal element thus any physical damage would not affect it. Instead it could control the metal elements within a human. Killing without drawing blood, that was the real power of the demon beast.
Even if it wasn’t an Emperor beast, its attack and defense was stronger than most, thus people would call it a false Emperor beast.
“By the looks of things, everyone is here for the Metal Swallowing Beast.” You XiaoMo thought of the power of the demon beast and couldn’t help but be a bit tempted. However, he knew he couldn’t push it, the jade drive didn’t mention its power level, he didn’t want to find an uncertain fight.
Ling Xiao said, “About the Metal Swallowing Beast, there is actually a legend about it.”
“The legend says that the Metal Swallowing Beast is a god blessed special beast. If one could capture it, they would be above all living things. It is a symbol of power, riches, and status.”
Hearing that You XiaoMo’s eyes glowed, “It’s that amazing? Then, if everyone had a Metal Swallowing Beast, wouldn’t everyone be at the top?”
Ling Xiao looked at him with disdain, “What do you think the Metal Swallowing Beast is, a low-levelled demon beast that you see everywhere?”
You XiaoMo let out a dry laugh, he was just making a joke, “Then, according to you, the number of the Metal Swallowing Beasts is as low as the four great Emperor beasts?”
Ling Xiao said, “The four great emperor beasts are rare, but the Metal Swallowing Beast is even rarer, one of a kind. It will only breed once in a trillion years, what do think is its rarity?”
You XiaoMo swallowed hard.
Once in a trillion years? By then it was all too late.
“However, it’s not that easy to breed a Metal Swallowing Beast, so there is something that’s been bothering me.” Ling Xiao suddenly said in contemplation.
You XiaoMo asked, “What is it?”
Ling Xiao replied, “I’ll tell you once I confirm it. If it’s as I expect, then we have to take of a piece of the pie this time.”
You XiaoMo got antsy just hearing it, “Can you tell me now?”
Ling Xiao, “No!”
You XiaoMo asked again, “Why not?”
Ling Xiao looked at him and with a smile said, “Because I know you would really like to know right now.”
You XiaoMo, “…”
You XiaoMo’s feeling of resentment was as deep as the black hole after being tricked. Didn’t he know that he was very curious? To purposefully not tell him because he wanted to know…if he had known that, he would’ve said he didn’t want to know, although that sounded like a very dumb idea.
For the next few days, they stayed at the hotel. Beneath the hotel was a bar, there was always someone talking about the ins and outs of June City. So, even without going out, they had learned a lot.
Both the Vermillion Blood Clan and the Beast Transfiguration Association arrived the day before in June City. It was said that they both dispatched a Divine levelled practitioner, clearly with getting the Metal Swallowing Beast in mind.
You XiaoMo had initially thought that Hu Yin and Cheng DongQing would come to the hotel to seek revenge, however since then there had been nothing. He almost thought that they had a change of heart.
However, Ling Xiao told him that it was because the departure day was coming close. Neither of the two Divine levelled practitioners would want to divert their attention so they didn’t come find them immediately.
“When are we leaving?” After a few more days You XiaoMo couldn’t help but ask. It seemed like the Vermillion Blood Clan was already on the move while they still hadn’t done anything.
He thought that Ling Xiao would know, however he said this instead, “How would I know? Didn’t the jade drive say that the entrance was randomized? If you want to go in, you need to find the entrance.” He said in a very uncaring attitude.
You XiaoMo pounced on him while making threatening gestures, choking him as he yelled, “How do you not know, aren’t you supposed to be very strong?”
Ling Xiao let him choke him, but one of his hands slide down to hold his bottom, and replied in a gloating way, “The reality is telling you that your man isn’t invincible. He also has things he cannot do. However, I didn’t think my wife here thought so highly of me. As your husband I feel very honored, and thus your husband has made a decision, let’s dual cultivate!”
You XiaoMo wanted to bite him to death, this sex-driven bastard.
And so, that was what he did. Without hesitation, he bit Ling Xiao’s neck.