Obviously, the second time going into the mountain did not go smoothly as the first time. Although Liu Ming did not suffer any serious injuries as he was careful, the spiritual power consumption was so huge. He couldn’t recover it in a short time.
After these two hunts, there were already nearly 20 spider insect eggs in his waist leather bag. If he could get a dozen more insect eggs next time, he will be able to make up for the contribution points to train for half a month in the Five Elements Spirit Cave.
After thinking about it, Liu Ming immediately set up a simple magic circle in the room, then took some elixir, and took out two spirit stones, and began to slowly recover.
Two days later, Liu Ming suddenly opened his eyes. Thinking that his spiritual power had almost recovered, he immediately took out the map of Black Sun Mountain and studied it carefully.
On the way back from the Black Sun Mountain Range last time, he had passed by two places where the nests of the dead snowclaw spiders were. However, his spiritual power was still insufficient at that time and the elixirs and talismans were used up, so he could only make a mark on the map first.
This time he entered the mountain, his primary goal was to go to the two locations to search for the eggs.
He thought about it again and felt that there was no problem, then he kept the map and left the inn, preparing to enter the depths of the Black Sun Mountain Range for the third time.
More than an hour later, when Liu Ming had just flown into the Black Sun Mountain Range for a a few miles away, he suddenly stopped high in the air with a change of expression. He turned around, squinting his eyes to look back.
After a while, there was a whistling sound behind him. Five figures of four men and one woman flashed out, and they were flying toward Liu Ming.
“I’m Yan Ming, may I know how to address junior fellow apprentice?” As soon as they flew to Liu Ming’s front, they voluntarily stopped. The leader was a young man wearing the outer disciple costume of the Taiqing Sect. He cupped his fish and asked Liu Ming.
“It turns out to be Brother Yan, my surname is Liu.” Liu Ming glanced at the other disciples around the man and slowly replied.
The four people behind the young man were also dressed in outer disciple costumes. Among them, a beautiful 17- or 18-year-old woman with a fair skin smiled slightly at Liu Ming.
The other three are young men in their early twenties. One of the handsome men was a scholar with a scholar hat on his head. The other had clear features. His eyes revealed a hint of wildness and unruliness. The young man standing behind was short and had a somewhat gloomy look.
Among the five people in the group, only the leader, Yan Ming and the man with clear features were at the intermediate stage of the Condensation Period. The rest were only at the early stage of the Condensation Period.
“It turned out to be Brother Liu! We are planning to enter Black Sun Mountain to hunt down a blue claws demon spirit of Condensation Period later stage. I heard that junior fellow apprentice has entered and exited this Black Sun Mountain Range alone several times and returned safely, so I think your strength is extraordinary. Are you willing to join us for the mission? If Brother Liu can slay this demon spirit with us, we will generously share the contribution points of this mission.” Yan Ming saw Liu Ming’s indifferent look, and he directly spoke of his intention.
“Blue claws demon spirit? This demon spirit is elusive without any definite location, I’m afraid it is not easy to deal with right?” Liu Ming was startled when he heard that, then he replied thoughtfully.
This mission was also one of the missions on the inner notice. Liu Ming had seen it before while browsing. There were many rewards, but the difficulty was not small.
Just finding the lair of this demon spirit was a very time-consuming task.
The so-called blue claws demon spirit was actually transformed by the corpse of the deceased Condensation Period ape that lived in this mountain range. Its strength wasn’t comparable by the Condensation Period later stage beastkin. Moreover, it was quick and good at stealth, which made it very difficult to deal with.
“This demon spirit is indeed not easy to find, but after our careful investigation, we have found one. We have also worked out a hunting plan. As long as the junior fellow apprentice can join, this mission can surely be accomplished.” Yan Ming explained without thinking.
“I have another mission in the Black Sun Mountain Range, so I don’t intend to join your party. Brother Yan should look for someone else.” Liu Ming just thought about it, and refused without hesitation.
Although he didn’t know how the few people in front of him got the inner notice mission, he had limited time at the moment. Besides, he also found two snowclaw spiders nests. As long as there was no major problem, he could return to the Taiqing Sect in half a month. Therefore, he didn’t want to bother about other matters now.
“That’s really unfortunate. If Brother Liu joins in, this mission will surely be successful. But since Brother Liu didn’t intend to join us, I will not force you. See you then.” Hearing that, Yan Ming replied faintly although he was a little unhappy.
Liu Ming cupped his fist at them with a blank expression, then he went to the Black Sun Mountain Range.
“Brother Yan, we just let him go like that?” Seeing this, the glamorous woman behind frowned slightly, as if she was a little surprised at Liu Ming’s rejection.
“Impudent.” The young man with clear features also snorted coldly.
The thin man and the scholar didn’t speak; they both looked indifferent.
“Forcing him will not be beneficial to us. Since he doesn’t intend to join us, we naturally shouldn’t force him. Let’s proceed according to the original plan. As long as there are no accidents, there should be no problems. I invite him to go together just in case things turn bad.” Yan Ming waved his hands to the others, then he said calmly.
When other people heard this, they naturally didn’t have much opinion. They set off toward the Black Sun Mountain Range, but the direction they went was slightly different from Liu Ming.
Half a month later, in a hidden cave somewhere in the Black Sun Mountain Range, a young man wearing a green robe was looking for something.
It was Liu Ming who entered the mountain for the third time.
At this time, he got eight snowclaw spider eggs in the leather bag around his waist.
After a while, Liu Ming found six more crystal clear eggs behind a thick stone pillar in this cave.
He was overjoyed.
Six insect eggs could be found in the nests of three Condensation Period early stage snowclaw spiders, which was somewhat unexpected.
This trip was considered as smooth.
The spiders in the two nests were not difficult to deal with, and he could find insect eggs in the caves. Now he had obtained more than 30, which was enough to exchange for half a month of contribution points to train in the Five Elements Spirit Cave.
Just as Liu Ming walked out of the cave and was about to make a gesture to fly into the air, his expression changed suddenly. His figure shook, and he flashed behind a nearby big tree.
As a result, after a few moments, there was a sound of flying through the sky in the distance. Five light balls blasted at Liu Ming.
In light balls, there was a figure in each of them. The leader was Yan Ming.
But at this time, he looked quite panicked. He was just channeling the light balls to flee desperately with the other four people.
A thousand meters behind the five people, a cloud of green mist was in close pursuit. There was a monster of thirty meters high and covered with green hair in it. It was spraying mist without stopping.
Liu Ming glanced closely at the green-haired monster’s head. There was a short dwarf standing on top of the green-haired monster. It had an ugly face and a hideous expression, but its aura was at the later stage of the Condensation Period.
When Liu Ming saw this, he was naturally surprised. When he was thinking about what the scene before him meant, the ugly dwarf sneered and launched a palm at the skull of the monster.
The green-haired monster immediately raised its head and let out a horrifying scream, and the green mist surged on his body surface. It suddenly turned into a phantasm and charged forward. ITs speed was almost twice as fast as before.
“Tiancan Tongzi, you really want to kill all of us. Even if we aren’t your opponent, but if we fight desperately with you, we may be able to suicide with you. Besides, you actually dare to kill Taiqing Sect’s disciples in this place. Don’t you afraid that our sect elders will retaliate if they know about it?” Yan Ming immediately spoke loudly with a pale face when he turned around and saw that.
“Hehe, you all are just outer disciples. Even if I kill all of you, the old monsters of the Taiqing Sect won’t bat an eye on it. Otherwise, how can I still be living until now! Not only that, this Black Sun Mountain Range is such a dangerous place, who will know if I kill all of you here? As for fighting desperately, that is the best. I want to try this blue claw demon spirit to see if it’s as powerful as it is rumored to be.” The hideous dwarf laughed wildly and said with a ferocious look.
“Brother Yan, don’t talk nonsense with him, we can only go all out at this moment.” The young man with clear features saw that the green-haired monster’s phantasm was getting closer, and he immediately said in determination.
Then, he made a gesture in the light curtain, and a blue spear was condensed in front of him. He catched it and waved for a few times. Countless blue spear shadows were launched behind him.
But the phantasm transformed by the green-haired monster in the back only flickered a few times, then it flew past from above in a blur. It appeared like a ghost in front of them, blocking their way.
Tiancan Tongzi stood on the head of the green-haired monster with a cruel expression on his face.
The five people were shocked. They could only stop flying.
Yan Ming was also decisive. Upon seeing this scene, he knew that it would be impossible if he wanted to retreat safely this time. He simply shouted and took out a silver ancient mirror.
When he threw out the ancient mirror, it grew in size and blasted out in a green light.
The green-haired monster on the opposite side opened its mouth and spat out clouds of green mist. They collided with the green light from the opposite side.
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