“Let’s go.” Liu Ming looked away from the black snake corpse, and they moved forward.
In the following time, they didn’t progress fast, and most of the journey along the way was without danger.
Some enchantments, traps, and powerful yin beasts in the cave had been cleaned up by the people in front, so they were quite at ease.
After more than half an hour, the surrounding black wind suddenly became a little more violent. It spun in the cave, making terrifying shrills.
Liu Ming and Zhao Qianying slowed down. They made a turn and saw a fork in front of the cave. 2 tunnels appeared on the left and right, vaguely leading to the deep underground.
“There are actually two paths…” The muscles on Liu Ming’s face twitched.
Along the way, although the tunnels in the cave bent from time to time, there was no fork. This was the first time they met a fork.
“It seems that the Gaohe Family and Old Man Jackdaw are separated here.” Zhao Qianying checked both tunnels and said.
Liu Ming nodded. He was also good at tracking. He could roughly see that there were traces of people passing through the tunnels on both sides.
“Can you tell who are going which side?” He thought for a while and asked.
Zhao Qianying pondered for a moment, then she took out the Enneadic Civet.
Enneadic Civet seemed to be quite afraid of the impermanent yin wind. Zhao Qianying comforted it for a while before it settled down. It sniffed the 2 tunnels with its nose and let out a low shrill.
Zhao Qianying listened attentively with a smile, then she kept away the little beast and spoke to Liu Ming,
“The people of the Gaohe Family are going to the left and the group of Old Man Jackdaw is on the right.”
“Well, let’s go to the right.” Liu Ming pondered for a moment before suggesting.
For the Gaohe Family, he had been trying to avoid them. In the Dong Lu Mountain Range back then, he once killed a direct disciple of the Gaohe Family, although many years have passed. But there was no guarantee that they would not be discovered by the other party.
Moreover, the Gaohe Family was good at tracking, so following them was too risky.
“Since they are divided into 2 groups, it means that they are not familiar with the underground cave tunnel. It’s the same going left or right.” Zhao Qianying said with a slight nod.
Liu Ming launched a black light which turned into a black rune that merged into 1 of the tunnel.
This was a sensing rune. As long as someone passed by here, he could immediately sense it.
When Zhao Qianying saw Liu Ming’s actions, her beautiful eyes froze for a moment, then she understood Liu Ming’s intentions. She secretly praised Liu Ming for his careful thoughts.
“Let’s go.” After Liu Ming finished these, he flew to the right first. Zhao Qianying’s eyes flashed when looking at Liu Ming’s back, then she followed up.
Although this tunnel was a forked road, its width had not decreased at all. There was a biting chill and a hint of heavy water vapor in the surrounding yin wind.
It could be due to this that the visibility in the cave had been greatly reduced. With the eyesight of Liu Ming Purple-Patterned Demon Pupils, he could only see a distance of about 300 meters.
“Be careful, the surrounding situation seems to be a little different from just now.” Liu Ming reminded. A set of flesh armor appeared on him with a silver flash.
Zhao Qianying also noticed the changes around her and nodded solemnly.
The two walked forward cautiously for a while, and the tunnel turned again. As they just turned around the corner, 2 green lights suddenly appeared in the darkness ahead. It appeared to be a pair of eyes.
The next moment, a black shadow shot toward them like arrows. 2 green eyes looked ferocious.
Liu Ming snorted. The flesh armor glowed with silver light and extended a silver tentacle to whip the black shadow.
A crisp “pa!“
The black shadow was knocked back, slamming into the wall heavily.
Until now, they could see clearly that it was a gray ape with the height of a person. Dense black furs like steel needles were growing on its body. It had sharp purple fingernails. Its face was shriveled and sunken. It had green eyes and dagger-like fangs.
“Water ape!” Liu Ming gave a soft sigh. He had seen this kind of hell beast in the hell river before. It was a rather powerful water attribute ghost beast.
The gray ape bumped into the wall, then fell to the ground. It got up quickly got up as if it took no damage, and it pounced at the 2 of them again as if it had a blood feud with them.
The ape waved its arms, and the surrounding area was filled with a chilling aura. Dozens of blue ice crystals shot toward the 2.
The fleshy armor on Liu Ming shone brightly. Another 7 tentacles stretched out and waved forward.
The 8 tentacles intertwined into a large silver net, smashing all the blue ice crystals and knocking away the gray ape again.
2 silver tentacles blurred and entwined the gray ape around its waist.
A small golden sword flew out from Liu Ming’s waist and pierced through the forehead of the gray ape.
A small hole was punched out on its forehead, and red and white substances flowed out. Its body struggled twice on reflex, then it stopped moving.
Zhao Qianying had just put her hand on a bag at her waist, but the battle was ended.
“What kind of strange ape is this? It’s not weak, almost equivalent to a Real Pellet State demon. It doesn’t look like it possesses low intelligence too, but how can it be so rampant?” Zhao Qianying looked at the gray ape’s corpse and said doubtfully.
“The reason should be in the front.” Liu Ming threw away the gray ape’s corpse immediately, put away the silver tentacles, and flew forward. There was a hint of surprise in his eyes.
Zhao Qianying hurriedly followed up in surprise.
Liu Ming flew several hundred meters forward. The water vapor in the air became thicker and thicker. The cave tunnel in front suddenly opened up, revealing a huge underground space.
This space was hundreds of meters in size. There were upside-down stalactites on the top and a dark black river tens of meters wide on the bottom. The river exuded bursts of black water vapor and yin qi. It was quite a big hell river.
“Haha, there really is an underground hell river. No wonder there was a water ape.” Liu Ming looked at the hell river in front with a look of excitement.
He looked around a few times, then he looked at the shore in surprise.
There was also a gray ape lying there, but it was slightly smaller than the one just now. It had been slashed into several parts.
“That’s why…” Liu Ming’s eyes flashed.
He had read about it in the books. The water apes acted in a couple. The one in front should be a female water ape that was killed by Old Man Jackdaw who came here by chance. The male water ape might not be there at the time. When it returned, it found that the female ape was dead. They thought it was the doing of Liu Ming, so it attack him deperately.
After thinking about this, he sighed in his mind.
Zhao Qianying also caught up at this moment. Seeing the hell river, a hint of surprise appeared in her beautiful eyes.
The yin qi near the hell river suddenly became several times stronger. With Zhao Qianying’s cultivation, she still looked slightly pale.
“What kind of water is this? So cold and biting?” Zhao Qianying’s light red soft armor shone brightly, and she looked better.
“This is hell river water.” Liu Ming said lightly, then he ignored her, chanted, and released the 3 Mountain River Pearls that had been upgraded into immortal magic weapons.
He launched symbols into the 3 Mountain River Pearls, and they flew into the hell river.
Liu Ming chanted, opening up the space of the 3 Mountain River Pearls.
The next moment, countless hell river water swarmed into the space of the 3 Mountain River Pearls, forming 3 gigantic vortexes.
There was joy in Liu Ming’s eyes. Although he refined a lot of hell river heavy water when he left the deepest underworld, he almost used up all of it for training all these years. He originally thought to buy some heavy water to practice in the Thousands Demons Continent, but he unexpectedly came across such a hell river in the Demon Abyss.
However, he didn’t have time to refine the hell river water into heavy water right now. Fortunately, he had already upgraded 3 Mountain River Pearls into an immortal magic weapon. The space was almost tens of miles. If it was filled with hell river water, it could be used for a long time.
Moreover, Mountain River Pearls were also made of hell river heavy water. When advancing to immortal magic weapon, this hell river heavy water would also be of great help.
Thinking of this, Liu Ming released the other 9 Mountain River Pearls to fill water into them.
Although these 9 Mountain River Pearls weren’t immortal magic weapons yet, they each had some space inside that could hold a lot of hell river water.
All of a sudden, on the surface of the hell river, 3 big and 9 small vortexes were frantically devouring the hell river water.
Soon, the internal space of the 12 Mountain River Pearls was filled, causing the hell river to sink a lot.
Liu Ming was full of joy. He chanted while launching a symbol, retrieving the 12 Mountain River Pearls from the river.
It may be because they were filled with hell river water, the weight of 12 Mountain River Pearls had increased significantly. They were slightly slower than before.
According to his estimation, if these Mountain River Pearls were used to smash someone, the power should be much stronger than before.
“I seem to have seen in the books that hell river water should only exist in the deepest underworld. Why did Brother Liu take so much hell river water? It doesn’t seem to be very useful for our demon race right?” Seeing Liu Ming’s actions, Zhao Qianying asked with some doubts.
TL: The slowdown on the Mountain River Pearls could be fatal at critical times though…
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