Note: Currently retranslating chapter 328-337. This chapter is the latest version.
In the secret space of the 6th floor of the monster holding tower of the Yuanmo Sect, Demon Flying Skull got the chance to devour the ashes left by the sealed giant demon’s leg. Since then, it had been in a dormant state.
From time to time, Liu Ming tried to communicate with Demon Flying Skull, but he didn’t get any feedback.
Fortunately, after scanning the leather bag with Divine Thought, he discovered that it was just sleeping. Only then, he was relieved.
After all, the same situation happened on Bone Scorpion more than 1 time.
Now the leather bag was buzzing without any sign. Liu Ming was surprised, but there was still a hint of joy in his eyes.
Liu Ming could no longer bother about the spiritual fluid on him and patted the leather bag.
A black qi gushed out. Along with a few familiar strange laughter, a man’s skull full of green hair was condensed in the air.
It was the Demon Flying Skull that had been sleeping for almost 2 years!
It seemed that there was another layer of black qi before it fell asleep.
The moment Demon Flying Skull appeared, Liu Ming seemed to sense something in his mind.
It was like when he was in the Yuanmo Sect, he walked past the giant demonic mountain that was said to be transformed by the giant demon head.
Although it was just fleeting, Liu Ming was still shocked.
After he calmed down, he assessed Demon Flying Skull with Divine Thought. He was delighted immediately.
When he subdued this Demon Flying Skull in a life and death trial, Liu Ming realized that it was a level 4 demon which was at the Condensation Period early stage.
After it suffered a heavy injury in a battle, its cultivation even plummeted to the Spirit Apostle later stage.
In order to let it slowly recover to the strength of the Condensation Period, Gui Ruquan and the others had been sealing it for a long time.
Until the last gamble before the major competition of the major sects, in order to keep the sect’s position in the Jiuying Faction (Nine Infants Faction), Demon Flying Skull, after it was supported by a demon suppressing chain forged from a deep sea cold light iron, was granted to Senior Fellow Apprentice Shi Chuan.
When Liu Ming was a Spirit Master, Demon Flying Skull’s combat abilities were excellent.
What’s more, it was still fine for Liu Ming’s previous cultivation.
But currently, Demon Flying Skull at the Spirit Apostle later stage was insufficient in strength.
But Liu Ming was still looking forward to its inner potential.
It was a pity that the demonic crystal was hard to get. The small pouch of demonic crystals he got from the Yuanmo Sect was fed to it, but he wasn’t sure if it could recover its strength.
Now Demon Flying Skull exuded the aura of the Condensation Period, and it seemed to be stronger than the initial early stage.
This meant its injuries were completely healed, and it had become a true level 4 demon. How could Liu Ming not be delighted?
At this time, the sound of rumbling thunder came from the distant sky.
Although he was deep in the valley, he could sense that such momentum wasn’t the same as the ordinary thunderstorm.
Liu Ming frowned.
As he looked up, he was crimson flames flickering in the eyes of Demon Flying Skull. It looked horrified, then it was replaced by a ferocious expression.
“Your chance seems to have come. It must be the effect of devouring the ashes of the giant demon foot.”
After Liu Ming got feedback from Demon Flying Skull through Divine Though, he was relieved.
Back in the Savage Ghost Sect, Liu Ming understood through some records that some beastkins or demons could also cultivate and advance.
The road of cultivation was dangerous and against the natural law.
Beastkins and demons had more difficulty in advancing as compared to humans. When they mutated or advanced, there would be a great chance that they would face heavenly tribulation.
Heavenly Thunder Tribulation was a common phenomenon.
The others couldn’t directly help with the trial from heaven.
However, under the support of some temporary arrays, it could still assist in surviving the tribulation.
Liu Ming went to the entrance without hesitation. Demon Flying Skull also followed behind with the strange laughter.
Trying to stay in the valley to avoid the Heavenly Thunder was totally foolish. Not only the cave house would be completely destroyed under the Heavenly Thunder, but the small space would also have detrimental effects in surviving the tribulation.
Not long after, Liu Ming and Demon Flying Skull came to an open space outside the cave house.
Above the mountain range, dark thunder clouds could be seen. A thunder would be struck down at any time.
Liu Ming took out a few red flags from the storage talisman and set them up around Demon Flying Skull. As he made a gesture, the flags disappeared right away.
A layer of faint red runes rippled out, turning into a red light curtain that covered Demon Flying Skull. The air outside the light curtain seemed to be slightly distorted under a high temperature,
“I happened to buy this Fire Cloud Array from a casual cultivator half a year ago in the market. It can restrain the power of lightning. I never expect it to be useful in this situation.”
As Liu Ming said, he patted the soul recovering black, and Bone Scorpion appeared in a flash.
“This time, it’s your turn to watch him.” Liu Ming instructed.
Listening to the instruction, Bone Scorpion hissed before jumping to a spot that was 30 meters away from the red light curtain. It looked alert.
This mountain range was uninhabited and the natural spirit wasn’t enough, so human cultivators generally wouldn’t come here. However, the strange phenomenon would still attract other beastkins.
Demon Flying Skull shouldn’t be disturbed when it was getting through the tribulation.
After doing all these, Liu Ming flew into the sky on a black cloud.
The dark clouds were getting more and more, and lightning could be seen. In the rolling dark clouds, silver lightning arcs were struck down.
When the lightning struck on top of the red light curtain above Demon Flying Skull, it made a sizzling sound. The runes in the red light curtain collapsed after a few lightning strikes, dissipating into the air.
Demon Flying Skull calmly spat out a cloud of green gas to wrap a few lightning arcs, then it swallowed it back.
Demon Flying made a strange laughter as if to provoke the clouds in the air.
When Liu Ming was looking at the situation around the mountain range, he also saw everything that happened down there. He was speechless seeing that.
In an instant, the dark cloud tumbled again; the dark clouds seemed to be lesser.
After a rumbling noise, 3 thicker lightning arcs struck down from the clouds.
Demon Flying Skull quickly released its green hair and turned it into a hair net to defend the 2nd wave of the lightning arc.
When the green hair net contacted the silver lightning arcs, it turned into ashes after a crackling noise; the silver lightning arc also dissipated.
Demon Flying Skull turned its hair into a net once again. After resisting the 3 lightning arcs, there wasn’t much green hair left.
Without letting Demon Flying Skull a chance to rest, the rumbling sound was even louder. A few seconds later, a dark thunder cloud was formed.
In an instant, a thunderous sound could be heard. A thick silver lightning arc was launched at Demon Flying Skull.
There was still a faint golden light in the silver lightning arc.
The calmed Demon Flying Skull finally looked fearful at this moment, but the crimson flames in its eyes were even brighter. As the black gas around it condensed slightly, it flew up toward the lightning arc.
The silver lightning arc pierced into Demon Flying Skull. Countless fine silver lightning arcs with a faint golden light were bouncing on the surface of Demon Flying Skull, and they merged with the rolling black gas. Demon Flying Skull looked hideous now, and it kept making a strange sound as if it was whining.
Liu Ming was anxious in the air, but he was helpless. Bone Scorpion that was 30 meters away also seemed worried.
At this moment, an unexpected scene happened!
A change happened on Demon Flying Skull as the silver lightning arcs and black gas intertwined.
2 white skulls emerged on both sides of Demon Flying Skull at a speed visible to naked eyes. Not long after, the skulls had grown to the size of a baby’s head, and 2 white curved horns slowly emerged on both sides of the white skulls.
The silver lightning and the black gas also formed a few vortexes, then they transformed into 6 silver flames that went into the 3 skulls.
Demon Flying Skull finally advanced successfully!
Demon Flying Skull was already a level 5 demon after advancing. In common sense, its strength was the same as the Condensation Period intermediate stage. But after it devoured a part of the ancient giant demon and mutated, its strength should be comparable to the Condensation Period later stage.
Demon Flying Skull had advanced twice in a row after waking up. This really made Liu Ming delighted. He decided to let Demon Flying Skull join the following body tempering plan.
“Brother Ming, it really is you!”
3 years later, at the gate of the Tianyue Sect, a young man in a green robe was standing on a green flying boat and was going to ask a disciple who was guarding the gate. Before he spoke, a clear female voice sounded from behind.
“You are… Ruping!”
An 18 years old young girl in a costume of Tianyue Sect’s inner disciple was looking at him with surprise in the air. She was Yi Ruping whom he met a few years ago at the Great Xuan Capital City.
The little girl had now become a pretty young woman; Liu Ming almost couldn’t recognize her.
After she spoke a few words to the girls beside her, she stood in front of Liu Ming.
It turned out that Liu Ming received a message from Ye Tianmei of the Tianyue Sect, saying that she had found a spiritual weapon that could resist soul stealing and inviting him to meet up at the Tianyue Sect.
After a slight thought, he rushed to the Tianyue Sect. He never expected to meet an acquaintance before entering the sect.