‘What? It will only take 18 seconds to complete all this? That will be solved within several winks! I was afraid it would take much longer before I could enter the Castle of Black Iron again.’

Seeing the rolling colorful clouds above, Zhang Tie revealed his awe of this mysterious space once again. Was creation here as easy as how the God had created the world by only moving a hand? What great force did it have to be able to perform such a miracle? Is it truly the God’s force…’

Zhang Tie could not answer this question for the time being.

He decided to try whether it was true. After fixing his attention, he locked on that great arch door before leaving the Castle of Black Iron and reappearing in the mountain cave. However, he didn’t waste time, only taking in two deep breaths. After counting inwardly to 18 seconds, he hurriedly locked that strange arch door in his mind and re-entered the Castle of Black Iron. Such a short period of time was akin to a person pulling open the door and leaving, only to come back as if having forgotten something.

The terrain creation was already completed in the Castle of Black Iron.

Reappearing inside, Zhang Tie was astonished upon noticing the pond full of water from the spring 20 m away from it. He then walked over there like an idiot, stretching out his hands and touching here and there, even scooping two pebbles from one side of the pond. After bumping the two pebbles, he heard the crispy sounds of ‘Guang… guang…’.

The spring was as crystal clear as a mirror, so Zhang Tie could almost see his own shadow on the water. After washing his face in there, he stretched out his neck and widely opened his mouth to drink from the spring flying down the rockery.

After that he smirked, holding the two pebbles, and locked the arch door in his mind again, returning to the mountain cave. When he came back, he found the two pebbles were still in his hands. He then bumped them again, causing a sound of “Guang… guang…”.

Then he touched his face and collar that were still wet and recalled that sweet and tender spring in the Castle of Black Iron. After doing all this, he confirmed that everything in the Castle of Black Iron was real…

Well, he finally admitted that he, who had poor knowledge, could barely understand how could something like this happen! He then had no other choice but to accept the fact that it did.

Right then, Zhang Tie’s abdomen made a sound of ‘Gulu gulu’, indicating that the second Iron-Body Fruit was about to start working… Chapter 129: A Life or Death Situation

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“Habbie, watch out…” Bonder shouted out loudly with eyes turning red.

However, it was too late. A huge black wolf, which was larger and more aggressive than common wild

Wolves, nimbly escaped from the three youths’ long spears before bringing one to the

ground. With only one bite, a huge gaping hole was opened in the youth’s neck. But before daggers and spears could descend onto its body, the cunning wolf had already succeeded in its attack and jumped off. After that, it exposed its bloody canines and took a few steps to the side, its eyes fixed on the group of youths whose faces had turned pale.

Soon, another shrill shriek drifted from another place. At the same time, the abdomen of another youth wearing leather chest armor and holding a long spear was broken by the huge wolf’s sharp claw. Immediately, the young man fell to the ground and screamed painfully. It didn’t take long for his intestines to flow out with him rolling miserably on the ground, which deeply impressed everybody.

It became bloodier as they watched. But what was worse was the fear filling the youths’ hearts-the fear of death!

“No, I don’t want to die here. I want to go back. I want to go back to the Wild Wolf Castle. I’ll never hunt for golden wolves ever again…”

Facing the constant deaths of his companions, a youth among a team of students attending this survival training collapsed spiritually. With a loud scream, he threw away his long spear, broke out of the defensive circle of the crowd, and dashed towards the Wild Wolf Castle without a thought in his head.

“Scumbag, come back…”

“Pino, you’ll lose your life, come back…”

“Don’t run away…”

The escaping youth was followed by the screams of his crying companions. However, the youth seemed not to have heard them. He just wanted to leave this place.

When he was more than 20 steps away, a huge wolf suddenly turned around and chased after him. Before he could make another 10 steps, the agile wolf had already caught up with him. Then all the other youths saw their companion being hit by that huge wolf.

After several shrill shrieks from Pino and terrifying sounds from the huge wolf’s canines tearing off his skin and crunching bones, everything returned to tranquility. With a bloody mouth, the huge wolf returned and continued to attack the rest of the youths with the other huge wolves.

Huge wolves were far more cunning and ferocious than common wild wolves, which was also the disparity between common living beings and LV 1 living beings.

The two long spear defense circles formed by the youths had already been extremely narrowed. They dared not to casually move as the circles that had been broken by the huge wolves immediately lost two members before filling up the breach once again.

There was also one more companion still rolling on the ground and screaming miserably, but his voice was becoming weaker and weaker.

Outside the two defensive circles formed by the youths’ long spears there was fresh blood everywhere. Some of it was from huge wolves, yet most belonged to human beings. One dead huge wolf was lying between the two circles with several bloody holes in its body made by long spears. However, lying beside this dead huge wolf was a youth’s corpse, not far from which was Habbie who had just been killed, the youth who was still rolling on the ground and crying in a gradually weakening voice, and Pino who had lost his breath around 30 steps away.

One dead huge wolf for almost four humans. The rest of the youths of the two defensive circles were tearing up. Some hands and feet had already started quivering. At this moment, fear and hatred was biting the youths’ hearts like poisonous snakes.


During the earlier month’s survival training, they had become proud inwardly. After successfully hunting common wild wolves and various other prey in the Wild Wolf Valley, they gradually forgot to be careful. Thus, after several days ago hearing the news that Blackhot City wanted to purchase goose-neck grass and golden wolves at a high price, they became spirited, as they were not satisfied with only hunting common wild wolves.

They also wanted to have a try, chance it. In their opinion, since they had more than 20 people who could cooperate well with each other using their long spears, even if they encountered a LV 2 golden wolf, they could at least safeguard themselves. If they were lucky enough, they might even be able to catch it live or pick some goose-neck grasses…

However, they didn’t understand the many tragedies in this world born from ‘if’.

Full of confidence, the youths set off today. Leaving the Wild Wolf Castle, they marched towards the Crescent Prairie.

After walking for an entire morning, they were over 20 km away from the Wild Wolf Castle and already could see the Crescent Prairie. However, at this moment, they were abruptly attacked by a pack of huge wolves hiding in bushes beside a hillside.

When the youths passed by, six huge wolves suddenly appeared, catching them unprepared, which resulted in wounds and casualties at almost the same moment. The youths’ teams were cut off from each other by the huge wolves so that they could only fight for themselves. As expected, after a ferocious fight, the tides of battle started to favor the huge wolves.


Not until then did the youths recall the simple rules that had been imparted by their teachers at school.

First, you opponents and enemies will never appear in front of you after you have prepared well. But if they do appear after you’ve prepared, they might be greater in number than what you originally imagined. More than that, even if there’s little chance to encounter huge wolves, you might also encounter a pack of them.

Second, for any living beings, even if there was only one level difference between them, their fighting forces would greatly differentiate from each other. Therefore, after successfully dealing with some LV 0 living beings, never regard fighting the force of one LV 1 living being as simple as the addition of that of three LV 0 individuals; after dealing with some LV 1 living beings, never consider it too easy to deal with any LV 2 living beings. Being different from the simple increase of level, their fighting force would increase geometrically by each higher level.

Third, as for battle, time is very important so ten seconds might change everything.

Sometimes, the simpler the rule was, the more miserable price one would pay before fully understanding it. The miserable result of these youths today was the price of fresh blood and lives. Due to the sudden appearance of the huge wolves, they were given even less than ten seconds to gather their long spear matrix.

If they had had those ten seconds to gather, even if they had encountered six LV 1 huge wolves, they would have never suffer such miserable casualties. The youths thought too much of ‘ifs’ when there are few of them in reality.

After prowling around the two circles of youths for a couple of times, the remaining five huge wolves increased their tentative attacks-they pretended to charge at them outside the killing distance of the long spears. Therefore, not until poking out their long spears did the youths realize that they were doing fake movements.

The cunning huge wolves constantly circled them while making pretend attacks. Being extremely tense, the youths would always poke out their long spears everytime the huge wolves made fake movements.

After constantly waving and poking with their long spears to drive away the huge wolves, all the youths felt more and more tired.


“Try to keep your strength and attacking rhythm, the huge wolves are consuming our strength…” Seeing through the scheme of the huge wolves, Bonder shouted loudly.

However, Bonder’s warning didn’t work anymore. In the other circle, seeing a youth Gradually have grown weaker, a huge wolf suddenly launched a real attack. Before the arrival of the next round of long spears, it had already seized the opportunity-lowering its body, the huge wolf immediately rushed to one side of the circle and bit that youth’s shin. Along with forcing out a miserable cry, it caused that youth to fall to the ground.

“Abu…”

Seeing this, the other youths became very anxious, thrusting their long spears together towards that huge wolf which was biting their companion’s shin. Threatened, that huge wolf loosened its grip and moved back.

However, when the other youths had moved their attention onto that huge wolf near the unfortunate youth, a wide loophole was opened in the defense of the entire circle. So another huge wolf seized the chance and suddenly pounced, biting another youth’s leg, causing him to fall to the ground too.

Scared, the other youths then moved their long spears together towards that huge wolf. As expected, it also rapidly moved back. And so a defense circle composed of seven people immediately lost two, causing a huge opening to appear. At the same time, the other three huge wolves surrounding Bonder’s circle suddenly moved back and charged at the other youths whose defensive circle was destroyed.

“No!” Bonder screamed.

Seeing the other three huge wolves charging towards them, the five youths in that circle went completely pale. It was over. It was so hard for them to fight against the two huge wolves, let alone three more…

Five huge wolves attacked seven youths, five of which were standing while the other two were lying. Due to the huge opening in their defensive circle, within seconds, nobody would be standing anymore. After this circle was fully destroyed, the other one would not stand much longer, either. This was the huge wolves’ fighting tactic.

“We will fight them to death…”

Eyes turning red, Bonder tightly held onto his long spear and rushed towards the five huge wolves, regardless of any matrix or defensive circle. Compared to being miserably killed by these beasts’ sharp claws after being tricked, he preferred to fight his last fight, even at the risk of losing his life faster.

Everybody had already understood that they had almost no chance to survive and return to the Wild Wolf Castle.

That youth called Abu, who had been attacked by a huge wolf and then fell down, was trying his best to turn back, picking himself up by kneeling down first. He threw down his long spear, but the moment he wanted to pull out the dagger from his waist, another huge wolf had already moved to his side and opened its bloody mouth, ready to close it around his neck…

“Abu, watch out…”

Seeing that huge wolf’s intention, Abu’s companions shouted loudly, but the sharp canines of the huge wolf were already so close to the youth’s neck.

Yet when everybody thought it was no longer possible for Abu to escape this time, a loud swear drifted from afar.

“Beast…” Chapter 1120 – The Seventh Challenge (4)

Seeing Nangong Liuyun taking over the conversation, Su Luo stood quietly by his side. She smiled as she looked at him, stating that she would follow him blindly.

“Oh! The man sings and the woman follows, you guys are well-matched.” The Seventh Young Master smiled faintly and casually said, “This intelligence quiz hum… naturally, it is not that much fun. Let’s do this by the number of people. Each of you’ll come up to answer the question one by one. If you answer correctly, I’ll consider that you’ve passed this seventh challenge. If you answer wrongly… hehe–“

“What will happen if we give the wrong answer?” Su Luo asked with a faint smile.

“If the answer is wrong, then you’ll have to leave behind one item you are carrying as a souvenir for this young master.” The Seventh Young Master said in a manner that was neither urgent nor slow.

“Only leave behind one item we’re currently carrying will be fine?” Li Yaoyao followed closely with this question.

The Seventh Young Master shot her a smiling glance that was not quite a smile and repeated it again: “Uh-huh. As long as you guys leave behind one item you’re currently carrying is fine.”

“Then fine, I’ll bet!” Li Yaoyao said loudly.

Although she wasn’t carrying a lot of things, but she could scrounge up a few items. Otherwise, she could always just leave behind her bracelet. That’s what Li Yaoyao was thinking in her mind.

Su Luo, however, frowned slightly. She kept feeling that the matter wasn’t as simple as Li Yaoyao thought.

Just when she was about to say something, Seventh Young Master then added another sentence, “As for the time it takes to answer the question… it’ll be based on how long it takes for this young master to catch a fish.”

“This isn’t fair!” Li Yaoyao protested loudly.

Everyone knew that the time it took to catch a fish wasn’t fixed. Sometimes, one wasn’t able to catch a fish for a long time. Other times, one could catch several fishes within several breaths’ time.

“Luck is also a part of one’s strengths.” Seventh Young Master cast a cold glance at her, “Unfair? Then this young master will toss you into the sea, do you think that’s unfair?”

When Su Luo heard what was said, she couldn’t help but shake her head secretly.

Sometimes, this Seventh Young Master appeared to have a graceful and noble air, but sometimes, he was completely unreasonable. Really made it hard for people to see through him.

“This young master is here to inform you guys and not here to seek your opinions.” This Seventh Young Master’s expression grew cold as he pointed at Li Yaoyao. “You, come out. This first question will ask you to answer.”

Li Yaoyao really wanted to protest!

Because Seventh Young Master’s fishing hook had already been in the water for a long time, which meant that all the time they’d spent talking earlier had wasted her time to answer the question.

This was just too unfair!

However, when Li Yaoyao’s gaze encountered the Seventh Young Master’s, her pupils immediately shrank and she did not dare say even half a sentence more. She very much believed that if she dared to raise any objections, this Seventh Young Master, who lacked any tender protective feelings for the fairer sex, would definitely throw her into the sea.

“Seventh Young Master, please ask your question.” The only thing Li Yaoyao could do was to urge this living Yama, King of Hell, to ask the question without delay. So, she would have just a little more time to answer the question.

However, Seventh Young Master didn’t even give her this little bit of hope.

She could only watch as Seventh Young Master gazed out into the distance and creased his eyebrows slightly. He appeared to be in deep thought about what question he should give her.

Li Yaoyao nervously stared at that float on the surface of that tranquil sea, afraid that that float would sink from being bitten by a fish.

Right when Li Yaoyao was nervous to the extreme, the angel-faced but evil-hearted Seventh Young Master finally asked the question.

“Considering you’re the first customer after I’ve opened the shop, this first question… I’ll make it a bit easier.” The Seventh Young Master fished neither urgently nor slowly, and leisurely threw out this sentence, “Does Little White look a lot like his elder brother? Guess the proverb.”

Does Little White look a lot like his elder brother?”

What sort of topic was this? Completely no way to come up with an answer!

Originally, Li Yaoyao had thought that the topic would be on the subject of historical and classical texts, or cultivation methods. If it was like that, she would have a superior advantage over Su Luo. Chapter Six Hundred and Fifty Seven – Tang Battalion

It had been a month since the incident by the time Zuo Mo learned that Gu Liang Dao had left Xi Xuan. Zuo Mo was filled with guilt. From beginning to end, Gu Liang Dao had not stepped forward to defend himself. There was much speculation about Zuo Mo’s identity but most of it focused on his identity as a yaomo. He believed this was the reason for Gu Liang Dao’s silence.

The two had exchanged imprints. Zuo Mo thought for a moment and then wrote a letter to Gu Liang Dao thanking him for keeping the secret and asking what he could do to help.

A paper crane quickly flew back into Zuo Mo’s hand.


Gu Liang Dao’s letter was very short. He had just finished a battle when he wrote this letter. In the letter, Gu Liang Dao wrote that he had already sealed the chaos rift connecting to Xi Xian territory and they would no longer receive any supplies in the future. He had taken over fifteen mo jie and was planning to manage them so he could be self-sufficient. Right now, everything was good and there was no immediate worries.

Zuo Mo was relieved after reading this.

Fifteen jie, even if it was only fifteen small jie, was enough to support Gu Liang Dao’s battalion. However, these fifteen jie they occupied were mo territories and the mo had a deep hatred of xiuzhe. It would not be simple for Gu Liang Dao to govern these fifteen jie.

However, Gu Liang Dao shouldn’t have any problems in the short term.

Zuo Mo decided that after he went to Nether Springs Jie and returned to Cloud Sea Jie, he would set up a transportation formation to Gu Liang Dao’s territories. They could then travel freely and help each other.



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