Chapter 528: Second Treasure Game Began!
Chapter 528: Second Treasure Game Began!
It did not take long for Tang Li Xue to reach the pillar of golden light located on the small island in the middle of the lake.
When Tang Li Xue landed near the pillar of golden light, she immediately re-summoned her perfect copy to her side and instructed her perfect copy to approach the pillar of golden light alone.
Unfortunately, there was nothing happened at all, even after Tang Li Xue's perfect copy stood right on the pillar of golden light.
Tang Li Xue sighed and said in a disappointed tone: "It seems only the real fox can participate in the treasure game."
"But it all makes sense since there are many other foxes with the clone-type divine ability in this Foxes Hunting Festival, like you or the abomination black fox. If every fox's clones could participate in the treasure game, then that abomination black fox would become the biggest winner." The perfect copy tried to comfort Tang Li Xue with a reason.
Tang Li Xue nodded in agreement and added: "Well, that is true! With its clone's strange abilities to regenerate, divide, and explode, it would be extremely hard to defeat it if anyone could not find the real one."
"So, what do you want to do now? Do you still want to participate in this treasure game? Even if you must compete against that huge Kraken fox?" The perfect copy asked for Tang Li Xue's decision.
Tang Li Xue pondered for a few minutes in hesitation.
The strength of the previous huge Kraken fox might really reach the predator level if it was underwater.
Honestly, Tang Li Xue could get away from the huge Kraken fox before because it did not expect Tang Li Xue to have the power of a high-ranking spirit flame.
So, Tang Li Xue could catch it off guard and took that chance in an instant to flee away as quickly as she could.
If Tang Li Xue got entangled in its enormous tentacles again in the future, the huge Kraken fox would surely already be prepared, and Tang Li Xue definitely would not be able to get out of its entanglement again.
A flash of inspiration crossed Tang Li Xue's mind as she muttered: "It is not impossible to defeat that huge Kraken fox even if the treasure game is underwater... but the risk might be quite high..."
The perfect copy stared at Tang Li Xue in astonishment and muttered: "You really like to take a high-risk gamble, don't you?"
Tang Li Xue rolled her topaz blue eyes and replied: "In this world... No, in any world, every creature would definitely need to take some risk between winning or losing, even dead or alive. Without any guts to take some risk, how can we obtain what we want?!"
Then Tang Li Xue dashed toward the pillar of golden light without any hesitation.
Tang Li Xue's silver furry figure entered the pillar of golden light and disappeared.
At the same time, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy also disappeared from there.
Tang Li Xue slowly opened her topaz blue eyes and found herself inside the dark prison.
However, half of this dark prison was submerged in the water.
"So, this is the game space?! Inside the water prison?!" Tang Li Xue murmured while thinking deeply.
Tang Li Xue looked up and saw a countdown number on the ceiling.
"I see... So, I must wait for more than 1600 seconds before the game start... Err, that is around 25 to 30 minutes, right?!" Tang Li Xue said as she nodded in understanding.
When no one replied to her words, Tang Li Xue realized that her perfect copy was automatically un-summoned like before.
Tang Li Xue activated her [Twin Moons] to summon out her perfect copy again.
The perfect copy sighed in relief and uttered with a relieved tone: "At least this is not underwater."
Tang Li Xue approached the metal bars and activated her [Ethereal Form].
She tried to pass through the metal bars by using her [Ethereal Form] but failed.
Tang Li Xue bumped into an invisible wall in her [Ethereal Form], and she could no longer proceed further.
"It looks like we can only wait patiently here until the timer reaches zero..." Tang Li Xue informed her perfect copy.
The perfect copy replied with a solemn: "Yes... but that makes sense since some foxes may put a lot of traps first if they are allowed to move around freely before the game start."
Tang Li Xue nodded and added more comments: "It is such a pity... If we can survey this entire place first and map it with our [Mapping Sense] skill, we will surely hold a lot of advantage when the game starts."
"Speaking about traps, it makes me remember about our talisman. After this treasure game, maybe we should take some time to make some talismans. We might need it later." The perfect copy reminded Tang Li Xue.
Tang Li Xue nodded her head in agreement.
When Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy discussed their strategies and what they needed to do later, the countdown timer finally almost reached zero after more than 26 minutes had passed.
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Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy kept staring at the water prison's ceiling with a solemn expression.
CLANG~!!! CLANG~!!! CLANG~!!! CLANG~!!! CLANG~!!!
After the timer on the water prison's ceiling reached zero, their prison bars were pulled upward, and the timer changed into a string of words!
[The red arrow will always point toward the treasure box's location.]
[You have 1 hour to find the treasure box. The last fox that is holding the treasure box after 1 hour has passed will win the game and get the precious treasure.]
[Have fun, fox cubs! I wish you luck!]
Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy stared at each other in bewilderment since the rules of this game were completely different from the previous game.
Then a small red arrow appeared in front of Tang Li Xue.
But strangely, the small red arrow was pointing at the wall behind Tang Li Xue instead.
"Is this red arrow broken or what? Why the hell is it pointing at the wall?!" The perfect copy frowned deeply and muttered in annoyance.
Tang Li Xue pondered for a few moments and deduced: "Err, I think this red arrow might always point toward the treasure box's location, but it cannot detect any obstacle or wall. So, we must find the way to the treasure box's location by ourselves."
Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy went out of their water prison and found out that they were actually inside the huge water dungeon.
Since this was a water dungeon, almost all of the places were half submerged in the water.
Some places might even be completely submerged in the water.
There were also a lot of corridors and channels connected to each other.
Tang Li Xue quickly pitched her snout and complained with an angry tone: "Yuck~! What kind of water dungeon is this?! It is so smelly! It should be called underground sewer instead!"
The perfect copy resisted her urge to vomit because of the smell and carefully observed the surrounding.
"This might be a much more troublesome location than we thought. Not to mention the unbearable smell, there are also too many corridors and channels. The way to the treasure box would surely be very complicated. If we are not careful, we can easily get lost." The perfect copy commented with a solemn tone.
Tang Li Xue activated her [Ethereal Form] once again and tried to pass through the nearby wall, but she failed again as she bumped into another invisible wall.
"Damn it! I cannot even cheat using my [Ethereal Form]! Just so you know, I really hate Dungeon Crawler-type games very much~!" Tang Li Xue gnashed her fangs and complained in annoyance.
The perfect copy frowned as he approached the nearby wall too, and raised her paw.
[Moon Shattering Strike]!
The perfect copy's powerful strike created a loud noise and generated some shockwaves, but it failed to even create a scratch on the wall.
"Despite its dilapidated looks, all of these walls are extremely sturdy. It might be infused with the powerful earth element. That may be the reason why our [Ethereal Form] cannot pass through them like a normal wall." The perfect copy added another deduction.
"What makes it even more unbearable is that we must paddle to move around in this smelly water! It is so hard to move or jump around freely here! And also, using Flame of Pride to fight here would decrease its power by half." Tang Li Xue grumbled in displeasure.
The perfect copy sighed and muttered: "It seems we made a bad choice this time... Like what you have said before, we are really screwed up now."
The perfect copy stared at Tang Li Xue, while Tang Li Xue also stared back at the perfect copy. They were silent for a few moments...
"Hey, it is not my fault, okay?! Who knew the treasure game would be located in an unlucky place like this!" Tang Li Xue tried to defend herself.
"I have not said anything yet..." The perfect copy replied.
"Our mind is connected with each other. I can read your mind." Tang Li Xue answered again.
The perfect copy: "....."
"Come on~! Cheer up a bit~! At least that huge Kraken fox also cannot move freely in the narrow channel like this, right?!" Tang Li Xue tried to comfort her perfect copy.
But after Tang Li Xue said that, the entire water dungeon suddenly shook violently!
RUMBLE~!!! RUMBLE~!!! RUMBLE~!!! RUMBLE~!!! RUMBLE~!!!
Several tentacles went out from different channels and chased after them!
The duration of Tang Li Xue's [Wings of Freedom] effect was already long over, so her perfect copy activated her [Wings of Freedom] effect instead.
The perfect copy quickly pulled Tang Li Xue with her paws and flew away swiftly from there while shouting with a hateful tone: "I hate your jinx mouth very much~!!!"