Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Just show me what my master left behind. I have the means to save all of them.” 125 vowed.
With the safety of Yuan Xi and the others at stake, Luo XiaoLou asked cautiously, “What kind of way, I need to hear it.”
“There’s something here that can trigger my weapon system. My first weapon, the Blade, is also here. Just find a way to get that thing, and you and I will have a chance to spar with that exotic beast.” 125 said.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, if fighting was the only way to protect Yuan Xi, then he had to try.
“In what way does the exotic beast have a drawback?” Luo XiaoLou asked.
125 said hesitantly, “…Its neck and abdomen are the weaker areas. Use what you’re best at. Use your speed to get distance, then attack with the long-range particle cannon, and once you’re in melee, use the blade.”
Luo XiaoLou recalled his previous training and quickly entered the middle hall. He had to get what 125 had described as soon as possible and then go back to find Yuan Xi and the others. These people were mind-controlled and completely unable to do things the way they wanted, the thought of it made him feel terrible.
However, as Luo XiaoLou stepped into the hall, he realized that the matter of getting the item must not be that simple. Unlike the hall on the left which they entered, the hall in the middle was more spacious and gorgeous, and this hall was actually occupied.
A tall, skinny man was standing in the hall with his back to him, and when he heard Luo XiaoLou’s footsteps, he asked without turning his head, “Are you the one calling for me?”
The voice was cold, without any rise or fall.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned and immediately stopped, feeling the jade in his chest trembling. 125 feared this person! Luo XiaoLou cautiously looked at the person in front of him, considering how to speak.
But that person didn’t seem to have much patience, he slowly turned around, and his bone-chilling eyes landed on Luo XiaoLou. Luo XiaoLou immediately froze, he didn’t even dare to tremble. That person’s skin was completely dark blue and full of wrinkles, and his yellow eyes had animal-like vertical pupils.
This wasn’t a person at all, he was a monster.
Luo XiaoLou immediately thought of what 125 had said about another exceptionally powerful adult exotic beast, and he was certain that this was the exotic beast. Luo XiaoLou had seen Outer Planet’s Bug Beast, Octopus Man, and even Raimyu Beast Hirel’s tall beast form, but this was the first time he felt so creeped out.
Toward this monster, who was almost as tall as a human, Luo XiaoLou felt unprecedented fear and oppression. His legs weakened, and all the cells in his body screamed to leave immediately. Luo XiaoLou paled, and he began to wonder if the beastly attribute in his bones had struck – the submission of a weak animal to a higher and more powerful one.
The monster’s yellow eyes moved, looking at Luo XiaoLou in silence and disgust. Under that cold gaze, Luo XiaoLou’s cold sweat slowly dripped down, his body trembling uncontrollably.
The humanoid monster suddenly moved, and Luo XiaoLou only felt a flash in front of him, when a cold, scaly hand grabbed his neck. No, it was hardly like a hand, more like a huge claw, strangely shaped, thickly jointed with sharp nails.
“How can you be so weak? Forget about it, there’s no time. Come with me, let’s get rid of the restriction completely first,” said the creature, dragging Luo XiaoLou inside without waiting for an answer.
Their speed was so fast that Luo XiaoLou could feel the wind in his ears, and the seemingly limitless corridor had reached its end in the blink of an eye. The creature tossed Luo XiaoLou aside with a shrug, “Now begin.”
Luo XiaoLou tried to suppress his fear and shuddered as he asked, “Restriction? There’s one?”
The monster looked at him strangely, “Of course there is, or I would have left here long ago.”
Luo XiaoLou licked his lips. It looked like the exotic beast was trapped here, wouldn’t he be in big trouble if he helped undo the restriction? From what Yuan Xi or the others had said, the exotic beast was extremely evil and vicious at the same time. The consequences of releasing it would be horrible and no one could afford it.
Luo XiaoLou had just hesitated for a second before the exotic beast had said, “I will keep our agreement, but when the restriction is lifted, I will kill all the useless people and let their blood spread all over Landa’s seal. I haven’t tasted anything this splendid for a long time.”
In the end, the exotic beast became visibly excited.
Luo XiaoLou shuddered, and he finally understood what 125 meant when he said that if he didn’t come all would be dead. He wasn’t the one who called the exotic beast, because he definitely hadn’t made any agreement with it. That meant that there was someone else who called the exotic beast.
If that person were to find them and help the exotic beast undo the ban, they would all really be screwed. Even if they didn’t undo the ban, it would still be easy for the exotic beast to kill them, Luo XiaoLou thought in despair.
The stone in Luo XiaoLou’s chest moved again, the movement was very quick, as if urging Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou focused beyond the exotic beast, where there was a huge platform with a transparent cover that emitted flashes from time to time, and three boxes inside it. And on either side of the cover, there were two huge beast-shaped jade carvings.
The eyes of the huge beasts were set with gems, but Luo XiaoLou felt as if there were really two beasts eyeing them in front of them.
“If you can’t do it now, then I’ll take care of them first and come back to lift the restriction.” The exotic beast said impatiently.
“No!” Luo XiaoLou immediately called out, trembling as the exotic beast looked over with murderous eyes and stammered, “That – I can – How do I lift the restriction?”
“Use Source of Consciousness,” The exotic beast said as he glared at Luo XiaoLou suspiciously.
Luo XiaoLou froze, then released a sliver of Source of Consciousness power with his hand, “Like this?”
The exotic beast’s eyes lit up and it looked at Luo XiaoLou a little more fervently, then licked its lips, “Yes, let’s begin. You and I will attack the weakest point on the restraint with high-intensity Source of Consciousness.”
Saying that, those fearsome claws swung, and a visible white Source of Consciousness force shot towards the transparent cover.
Luo XiaoLou sucked in a breath and realized that 125 had no intention of stopping it, it seemed like he really wanted the exotic beast to open the restriction all together, maybe what they were looking for was inside those three boxes. Luo XiaoLou’s Source of Consciousness compressed into a beam that was only a fifth of the exotic beast’s, so there was a huge difference between them.
But, after helping it undo the restriction and getting what 125’s Master left behind, would they really be able to fight against it? Was this exotic beast making it easy for him to get his hands on it?
Luo XiaoLou was worried as he attacked with his Source of Consciousness. Ten minutes later, he was already starting to get dizzy, and the high intensity Source of Consciousness output was causing his Source of Consciousness, which hadn’t fully recovered, to develop a crisis.
But Luo XiaoLou soon discovered to his horror that he couldn’t recover his Source of Consciousness at all! It was as if the transparent shield was absorbing the Source of Consciousness of both of them.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t know how long it had been like this, but his eyes grew darker and darker, and he felt that the Source of Consciousness power in his body had dried up to the point where there was nothing left. In the end, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t hold on any longer and collapsed.
Luo XiaoLou tried to get up to get 125’s owner’s things, but his body hurt as if being stabbed by pins and needles, and it was all he could do just to keep himself from screaming. Luo XiaoLou hadn’t thought that this could happen at this critical moment. He was going to get Yuan Xi and the others killed!
Luo XiaoLou, who fell to the ground almost unconscious, and the maniacally laughing exotic beast didn’t notice that the blue light flashed and the box in the middle of the table moved.
“Hmph, it’s weak, but it’s helping me, so-“
At this moment, a familiar voice suddenly came from behind the two of them, “Hey, have you opened the restriction already? Didn’t you say you’d let me help?”
Luo XiaoLou looked behind him incredulously, and the one who spoke was actually Shao Rong, who walked over gracefully, emitting a Source of Consciousness force that could not be ignored.
At this moment, Luo XiaoLou suddenly noticed a malicious feeling emanating from behind himself, then he felt another sharp pain. With a thud, his protective shield automatically popped open.
“I can’t believe it’s going bestial at a time like this.” The exotic beast behind him was surprised.
Luo XiaoLou only felt that something was wrong with his entire body, as if he couldn’t even stand up, but when he heard the exotic beast’s words, his body completely froze.
What did the exotic beast mean?!
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded for a moment before he trembled and raised his hand, and what entered his eyes was a pair of snowy white, fluffy paws.
Shao Rong burst out laughing, “What is this thing?”
The exotic beast stared coldly at the protective shield and grunted, “It’s the juvenile form of an exotic beast. I didn’t know that a half-human and half-beast could be successfully bestialized.”
“I wish I could show all of the Federation what their Prince Consort looks like now.” Shao Rong observed Luo XiaoLou with great interest as he circled around the energy shield.
Luo XiaoLou felt almost faint, but after the hell he’d just gone through while shifting – thankfully there were no mirrors in front of him – he suddenly felt physically and mentally better than ever, and exceptionally refreshed and comfortable.
“Is this what you call a half-beast?” The exotic beast stared viciously at the energy shield and asked.
“It’s him, he’s been bred by humans.” Shao Rong smirked.
“Exotic beasts have no such scum. I’ll take care of him.” Saying that, the exotic beast raised his hand and Source of Consciousness force beams immediately shot into the energy shield.
Luo XiaoLou was sitting on pins and needles inside, he could feel that the energy shield was about to be damaged under such a powerful attack. Thinking of this, Luo XiaoLou thought of that last look in Yuan Xi’s eyes… If we hadn’t left, would we have died together?
The energy shield exploded with a crash, and Luo XiaoLou screamed and scurried to the side. But he wasn’t familiar with his current body at all, and it was certain that he was now in animal form and half a human tall. It wasn’t too small, but compared to other beasts, it could be called very weak.
After losing his energy shield, the exotic beast’s Source of Consciousness power shot directly at Luo XiaoLou. Luo XiaoLou did his best to move, but soon, his leg, well – his back leg, was hurt, and he fell down on the carpet.
Luo XiaoLou was wounded, and the hall smelled of blood.
The exotic beast froze, but its eyes immediately became more terrifying, and with a random wave of its hand, dozens of Source of Consciousness forces shot towards where Luo XiaoLou was staying, and this time, there was no way for Luo XiaoLou to dodge anymore.
Luo XiaoLou closed his eyes, but no pain came from it.
Instead, an angry curse from the exotic beast rang out on the other side, “What are you doing?”
Luo XiaoLou opened his eyes and was shocked to find that it was Shao Rong who was standing in front of him.
Shao Rong said quietly, “It means nothing, but I would like to ask you to spare it.”
The exotic beast stood there motionless, but you could tell that his eyes were beginning to cloud over, “Why? He’s not from our side, and at this age he can be bestial, so if he’s allowed to live, he’ll be a problem for the rest of his life.”
Shao Rong went back to pick up Luo XiaoLou on the ground and stroked his spine with his hands. Luo XiaoLou tragically found that it was really akin to smoothing a cat’s fur!
“He’s a descendant of my uncle.”