115 The Giant Wolf Paid Its Debt of Gratitude
The general statue came to life even before it landed. The war-horse's four hooves were stepping on flames. It charged from the air to the killer, still standing on the column.
The column was smashed into pieces, and the killer was scared out of his wits. He made all of his efforts to jump away and kept throwing flying swords at the same time.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
The flying swords that were able to break metal and stones clashed when they hit the general, then fell onto the ground.
The general was unscathed. He threw his spear.
"What the heck is this?!"
The killer sensed the terrifying power of the spear and shouted with fear. Thanks to his agility, he was able to dodge the attack, but he tumbled about thirty feet away embarrassedly.
When he hauled himself to his feet, he threw his flying swords at Jiang Chen immediately.
The flying swords arrived before Jiang Chen in an instant. They were sharp and quick enough to cut him into two.
The killer was experienced. He knew that once he killed Jiang Chen, the general would stop.
The flying swords were about to succeed when the pamphlet in Jiang Chen's hand emitted a brilliant golden light. A Protector of the Law in golden armor flew out of it. With a gentle wave of his hand, the flying swords smashed into pieces.
"Gosh! What kind of spiritual weapon is this?!" The killer was struck dumb completely.
At this moment, the general moved to attack the killer. The assassin flew off the ground like a cannonball. He crashed through the wall of the hunting lodge first, then a side hall. In the end, he fell onto the floor paved with flagstones, blowing a hole in it.
"I should have charged a hundred times more for this assassination!"
The killer made an effort to raise his head and saw Jiang Chen was looking at him ruthlessly.
The general charged over on horseback and pierced his chest with the spear.
The killer died reluctantly with a few twitches.
It had happened so fast that Wen Xin and Meng Hao, who were on the airship, were dumbfounded.
"How many secrets on earth does Jiang Chen have?" Wen Xin couldn't help wondering. She suddenly became very confident in Jiang Chen regarding the competition with Ning Haotian for the school's leadership.
The two hurried to jump down when the airship was still fifteen or twenty feet above the ground. They walked over to Jiang Chen.
"Jiang Chen, what's the spiritual weapon you just used? It was so powerful. An attack from a Mental Wander State seemed like nothing at all compared to it," Meng Hao said excitedly.
"I found it here. This is the sixth hunting lodge."
Wen Xin and Meng Hao were surprised. They immediately started to observe their surroundings.
They hadn't seen the other hunting lodges, but they believed what Jiang Chen had told them.
"You picked up a treasure like this on the run! What kind of world are you living in?! Why can't I pick up anything valuable?" Meng Hao shouted.
Jiang Chen smiled. He thought to himself that if it had been Meng Hao, his body would have been seized by Azure Demon.
Then, Jiang Chen patted down the killer's body, but found nothing.
"Killers of the Black White School usually don't carry valuable things with them when they're on task," Wen Xin said.
"What a pity!" Jiang Chen shook his head. The practicing resources used by the Mental Wander State were very precious for those in the Gathering Yuan State.
Suddenly, the three felt the ground shake, gradually getting stronger and stronger.
Jiang Chen thought of something and looked down from the mountain.
"Look at that, a giant wolf!"
Meng Hao and Wen Xin saw the wolf that had been saved by Jiang Chen heading for where they were.
"It's a holy-level monster. Run!"
Wen Xin hurried to call the airship over.
Jiang Chen stopped them and stood there, watching the giant wolf approach him.
By then, they saw the wolf was holding a dead body in its mouth. It looked like a tiger.
The giant wolf stopped in front of the hunting lodge and put the corpse down. It took a look at Jiang Chen and left.
"This… this is a warrior tiger, a spirit-level monster!" Wen Xin took a deep breath when she recognized what it was.
Warrior tigers were not big, but they weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Their furs were very tough, and with bones as hard as steel, they were great at defense. They were fast, too.
They could create great damage simply by making contact with their enemies.
If a Gathering Yuan State ran into them, he had no other choice but to escape if he wanted to live.
But before the giant wolf, a holy-level monster, this warrior tiger was fragile and small.
Wen Xin didn't understand why the giant wolf had given them the corpse. The monster blood of a spirit-level monster could sell for a good price. Its bones and flesh would be mixed with herbals to make herbal cuisine, which could bring great benefits during practicing.
"It came here to pay its debt of gratitude. I saved it not too long ago," Jiang Chen's explanation removed their doubts.
The giant wolf had recovered completely and recalled Jiang Chen's mercy.
The two were incredulous. How could Jiang Chen have helped a holy-level monster out?
However, when they thought of the many miracles Jiang Chen had performed, they didn't find it strange anymore.
"Don't just stand there. Let's make good use of the fresh blood," Jiang Chen called Meng Hao. They let the blood out of the tiger and cooked it with some medicine.
Jiang Chen's medicines were not selected casually. He had followed the ancient recipes of herbal cuisine to select them.
Soon, they smelled the flavor of meat. The three of them took a deep breath. Instantly, their blood started to flow rapidly and each pore was opened.
Then the three gulped the meat soup and felt very warm.
"I have to practice now!" Meng Hao didn't want to waste such a great chance. He intended to take the opportunity to break through his state.
So did Wen Xin.
"Wait. Spread the monster blood on your body. This is holy-level monster blood." Jiang Chen took out the ape's blood and gave it to them.
He also saved some for himself. He found a room in the hunting lodge and started to exert his sky-level method.
His body had been emitting a rumbling, thunder-like sound for a long time. His bones kept popping like firecrackers.
When it was over, Jiang Chen had made even more progress, but since he had just achieved the peak of the middle stage, his state didn't receive a further breakthrough.
Meng Hao and Wen Xin both broke through their states.
Meng Hao achieved the peak of the middle stage, while Wen Xin exceeded Jiang Chen by achieving the peak of the late stage.
Her state had been higher than Jiang Chen's originally, and she had been practicing hard at the Redcloud Peak, never lazy.
"Spirit-level monsters can only be preyed on by people in the Mental Wander State, especially warrior tigers. Their capture requires at least a middle or late stage Mental Wander State. It would be extremely expensive to hire a Mental Wander State! We're really lucky to get it this way," Meng Hao said excitedly.
At this time, the giant wolf showed up again and brought two more monsters' corpses. Both of them were king-level.
Like before, the giant wolf put down the corpses, took a look at Jiang Chen and left decisively.
"E—even disciples from powerful factions wouldn't be able to enjoy such a luxury to have monsters of these levels for a meal." Meng Hao even stuttered due to the excitement.
"Don't rush it."
Jiang Chen put the corpses into the mustardseed ring and said, "If we take them now, we won't be able to absorb them in the best way. Let's go on an adventure first. We're in the mountains, after all."
If the giant wolf kept doing this, Jiang Chen was confident he could achieve the Mental Wander State in a short period of time.
"Okay!" Meng Hao and Wen Xin agreed. They put the killer's dead body out of their minds.
The three of them charged into the mountains excitedly, ready to start hunting.