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Chapter Four – The Threshold to Celestial Rank.
Acting the swine to eat tigers.
No wonder Aofeng didn’t let him speak of the other’s strength. The impression the members of the four families had of Aofeng was deeply rooted. They would naturally overlook this in their plans. They would not think that Aofeng was the strongest of the Qin Family’s group. When fighting for the dragon egg, when this powerful “good-for-nothing” suddenly attacked Lan Xun and Lan Cheng from behind, these two would lose a layer of skin if not face death.
The cooked duck would fly away, and in this case, would have been fantastically released by this “good-for-nothing” that they looked down upon. Lei Yufeng thought that in that moment, Lan Xun and Lan Cheng would want to spit blood.
Aofeng, this black-hearted person, wanted the Lan Family to taste what it felt like to fall from the heavens to hell.
Lan Xun and Lan Cheng of the Lan Family were joyfully surprised when they heard the news. They calculated inside. Even with the Qin Family and Lei Yufeng added together, their combined strength could not compare to the Lan Family. The others were not a threat. Other than the four families, it was almost impossible for other groups of people to enter Death Ridge and obtain the dragon egg.
The strongest people in the forest could not rival the experts of the four great magister families, especially in their magus beasts. The difference was one between heaven and earth. These unaffiliated experts would mostly have one spirit beast. Some people even used useless nine-star magus beasts. Not everyone had a strong background like Lei Yufeng.
When he thought of this, Lan Xun seemed to forget the recent conflict. His old face showed a relatively friendly smile. “Your Excellency Qin Jian, I think that none of us have the abilities to take on the matter of the dragon egg alone. If one is not careful in exploring the Death Ridge, one will sink into death. Also, we are still leading our training squads. We cannot be rash. How about this, this old man’s previous conditions still count. I will tame three high-ranking magic beasts for your Qin Family, even divine beasts if you can capture them. This old man will also help you tame those. We will merge our groups together to explore Death Ridge. If we can get the dragon egg, it will belong to the Lan Family, what do you think?”
Qin Jian stilled when he heard this. The excitement caused by the seven-star divine beast slowly faded. He thought calmly and felt that this was a profitable agreement. While he wanted to secretly to steal the dragon egg, that was just thinking. It was still a question if they could find the dragon egg.
There was more than just the Candia Giant Dragon in Death Ridge! And not just one or two high-rank magic beasts!
Even with a celestial magister leading the way, they had to go deep into Death Ridge in order to enter the nest of the giant dragon. If they were lucky, they would encounter one or two sacred beasts they could defeat. If they were unlucky and encountered several divine beasts, celestial magister would die as well! Otherwise, why did Lei Yufeng, a celestial magister who possessed a divine beast, not dare to go in?
If unorganized rabble went in, the great majority were going to die. Even if they were so fortunate as to enter the dragon’s nest, the Candia Giant Dragon’s sneeze could blow them away. Even wounded, a high star-level divine beast was still a high star-level divine beast. The giant dragon was not an ordinary magic beast. The only way to defeat the dragon was by the most shameless and despicable method of the humans in history — a group attack.
Qin Jian thought for a moment. He showed a smile and said, “The four families should help each other in friendship. Your Excellency Lan Xun, I accept your invitation on behalf of the Qin Family. I also have a suggestion. We could wait here for the other two families to come. I believe they will also be interested in this mission.”
Since he agreed to merge the groups, then they should combine all of the training squads of the four families. This way, they would have six celestial magister in total. There were also these outstanding youths of this present generation. Their minds would be broadened, and at important moments, the spirit magisters could also be of some effect.
“This old man understands. This old man also thinks this. Let us set up camp at this adventurer base and wait.” Lan Xun also thought of this. If they wanted to have a better chance of obtaining the dragon egg, more people was naturally better.
The two celestial magisters led their family members to find an empty region. They set up their tents. Aofeng chatted with Lei Yufeng and Qin Aohai. Qin Aohai and Aofeng had not met for many years, and he had many things he wanted to vent to his former childhood playmate. Aofeng greatly desired to learn about Big Brother Aotian from him so the three young people quickly became familiar with each other.
Qin Jian suddenly clapped his hand in among the bustling, and came next to Lei Yufeng and said,
“Your Excellency Lei Yufeng, I forgot to tell you. Your grandfather told us that if we encounter you to tell you to go back as soon as possible. Do not worry, I do not want to capture you and force you back. Before we left this time, he told me to tell you, be a magister if you want to be. He saw your hard work in these years. since you have become a celestial magister, he will no longer be angry with you. He misses you very much, you parents miss you and want you to go home.”
Lei Yufeng’s tall body shook. Even his fingers were trembling as he cried out, “What did you say? Grandfather … …”
No wonder they didn’t show any signs of trying to “capture” him. He had been nervous for a long time. Who knew that his grandfather with the temper of a bull actually compromised.
“Ah, His Excellency Lei Ting is strict, but you are his only grandson. Blood is thicker than water!” Qin Jian shook his head and laughed. “Young person, think hard, you will understand.”
Qin Jian turned and left. Lei Yufeng’s eyes were bright red. He thought of the old person he had liked to stay close to the most, thought of his parents who he had not seen for many years. His heart flew back to his home.
Qin Jian was right. Blood was thicker than water.
Aofeng patted his shoulder with a hand, winked at him and smiled, “Yufeng, congratulations, as long as you do not give up, there is a day you will succeed.”
Lei Yufeng had never been so happy in these past few years. He gripped her hand. “Aofeng, thank you, you are really my lucky star. Since I encountered you, this matter that has troubled me for so many years has been easily resolved!”
A cool feeling came from his hand. Lei Yufeng unconsciously stilled and his heart jumped without warning. He wondered inside, Aofeng’s hand was too soft and fine? This was like a woman’s hand!
Aofeng did not notice his change. She rubbed her chin and said with a smile, “We haven’t even bought our bread. I forgot to tell you, I only have a few thousand obsidian. I can only use your money. It’s fortunate we encountered such a joyful matter. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know what reason to extort you with.”
Lei Yufeng heard this, and wanted to give all the money he had to this person as long as the other would be happy. He patted his chest and said, “What is mine is yours. You use as much as you want to. Don’t be polite with your brother!”
“Don’t steal my lines. Aofeng, I also have a lot of money. You can use as much as you want,” Qin Aohai shouted.
“Then let’s go.” Aofeng chuckled. The feeling of being fawned over by two men was pretty good.
They strolled to the business area where many caravans were. They bought large amounts of bread, dried fruit, fresh and cool Leviathan juice, and several wines such as the Cerulean Mist. After preparing all this, Lei Yufeng gave Aofeng a ring filled with ice, and would not take it back. Now Aofeng wore three rings on each hand. If this continued, she suspected that her fingers would not be enough and she would have to use her toes.
This also aroused the eyes from the Qin and Lan families behind their backs. A good-for-nothing with no strength who strangely managed to get a grip on the enormous tree that was His Excellency Lei Yufeng. Could people not be jealous of this person being protected by Lei Yufeng? Many people even suspected that His Excellency Lei Yufeng and Aofeng had some “strange” connection.
The Qin and Lan family training squads scattered into the forest to hunt after setting up camp in order to complete their missions. Aofeng, Qin Aohai and Lei Yufeng took a short hunting trip. Lei Yufeng helped Qin Aohai kill a few spirit beasts. The day was late, and everyone returned to the camp to rest.
At night, Aofeng softly lifted the curtain to the tent. She looked around, saw no one was around, and then sneaked out.
The Qin and Lan family training squads were in the forest. Aofeng travelled for a while in the direction of Death Mountain Range and found a small valley. She released all of her magus beasts, and ejected a seven-star spirit beast in a small cave in the mountain valley. After searching the surroundings and making sure no one was going to disturb her, she finally released the enormous Giant Agate Python.
When taming magus beasts with the Magus Divinity Power Source, the worst thing would be to be disturbed in the process. This was why Aofeng had acted in the middle of the night. After ordering Meng Yan and the other magus beasts to guard the mouth of the small cave, Aofeng sat down and started to tame this seven-star sacred beast.
This Giant Agate Python’s wounds had not been immediately healed and it was on its last breaths. It almost met death. Aofeng recited the Magus Divinity Spell and slowly poured the scattered lights of the Magus Divinity Power Source into the python. The giant python suddenly became alert. When it detected the benefits of the Magus Divinity Power Source, it stopped fighting back. Its wounds recovered at a visible rate. At the same time, the power of the giant python also affected Aofeng.
Aofeng felt a hot wave enter her body. Her magic rose again. However, in the middle of the process, she seemed to touch a barrier and could not rise any higher. She had clearly entered the bottleneck on the path to become a celestial magister. If she stepped over this threshold, the inky green magic in her body would become the light blue shamanic power. Then she would become a powerful celestial rank expert, a celestial magister.
A long time later, Aofeng slowly opened her eyes and exhaled her breath. She murmured to herself. “It seems that I can only put my hopes on that Candia Giant Dragon. The barrier to celestial rank is too strong. In the short term, no matter how many sacred beasts I tame, I cannot advance … …”
“Damned human! Stop!”
Just as she finished speaking, a masculine voice that almost broke Aofeng’s eardrums suddenly came through the air. Aofeng fell down from where she was sitting. She felt the entire mountain was trembling! At the mouth of the cave, the magus beasts standing guard collapsed to the ground! Even Meng Yan was not an exception!
What was so frightening? Aofeng struggled to climb up off the ground. Her heart beat rapidly. How great was the power to intimidate she and Meng Yan with just a shout?
Translator Ramblings: When does sneaking out during the night lead to anything good?
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