Chapter 463: Horrifying Swamp!
Chapter 463: Horrifying Swamp!
Tang Li Xue increased her speed as she silently activated her [Art of Concealment] and [Snow Dance Step] to travel faster onto the deepest part of Herb Garden.
Her slender figure turned into a flash as she agilely dashed to the right and left to avoid crashing onto the trees.
Sometimes, she also swiftly jumped several times to pass the bushes in front of her.
On her way, Tang Li Xue managed to spot many other carnivorous trees hiding among so many trees in this herb garden.
Thankfully, Tang Li Xue did not make any noise, combined with her [Art of Concealment] to hide her breath and aura, those carnivorous trees did not notice Tang Li Xue's presence at all.
'This herb garden is so dangerous! If I do not have the [Art of Concealment], I will definitely face a lot of trouble right now! Sigh... I doubt those disciples from Oracle Mountain Sect can preserve their life if they enter deeper into this herb garden.' Tang Li Xue thought as she frowned deeply.
But Tang Li Xue quickly shook her head: 'Whatever... Their life is not my business. Why the hell should I worry about their safety?! I am not even their friend! They should be alright as long as they only harvest the precious herbs on the periphery of this herb garden.'
Tang Li Xue increased her speed as her figure flashed toward the deeper part of the herb garden.
After half an hour, she finally managed to pass the creepy forest area and entered the swamp area.
Tang Li Xue quickly halted her step when she saw the swamp area in front of her.
'Urgh... Why is there a swamp here?! I really hate swamp!' Tang Li Xue complained in her heart.
Well... since this swamp made her remember the first trial when she wanted to join the Myriad Foxes Academy...
The hungry crocodiles that could pounce out from the swamp and the huge birds that could dive down from the sky at any moment that time greatly traumatized Tang Li Xue.
'No, I bet there is definitely something more dangerous than those hungry crocodiles hiding inside this swamp. Without any protection, this herb garden would have been emptied long ago.' Tang Li Xue deduced in her mind.
In Tang Li Xue's opinion, there should be something horrible protecting each area of this herb garden.
Perhaps she must even face something more horrible than the previous carnivorous trees the deeper she entered this herb garden.
Tang Li Xue took a deep breath and gritted her teeth to suppress her uneasiness, then she bravely jumped into the swamp!
[Snow Dance Step]!
The moment Tang Li Xue's feet stepped into the swamp, the muddy water under her feet was frozen in an instant.
Tang Li Xue's slender figure once again swiftly dashed forward toward the deeper part of Herb Garden, but her feet stepped onto the frozen muddy water without sinking into the swamp.
There were actually quite many precious herbs grown in this swamp such as eight thousand years old rainbow Inkberry, five thousand years pure water elemental lily, ten thousand years moon lotus, and so on.
Unfortunately, Tang Li Xue did not have any free time to harvest them one by one.
Besides that, Tang Li Xue also felt a dreadful vibe from the swamp beneath her feet as if something terrible was observing her move and waiting for her to let down her guard.
But it was not Tang Li Xue's nature to retreat halfway once she decided to do something, so she only decided to increase her speed to the maximum to quickly pass this spooky swamp area.
The cold aura emitted by Tang Li Xue's [Snow Dance Step] became colder, and Tang Li Xue's speed instantly increased more than twice!
Of course, her Qi consumption also doubled right now, but Tang Li Xue did not mind it at all.
'It is worth it as long as I can cross this swamp quicker. I can take some rest later after I managed to enter the Herb Garden's deepest area anyway.' Tang Li Xue thought as she sighed.
However, when Tang Li Xue arrived in the middle of the swamp area... something unexpected suddenly happened!
Many black shadows suddenly jumped out from the swamp and pounced toward Tang Li Xue from all directions!
'Damn it! I knew it! There should be many hideous things hiding in this swamp! Luckily, I did not let down my guard at all!' Tang Li Xue cursed as she circulated the Qi in her Dantian.
Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm]!
Tang Li Xue quickly rotated both of her palms to parry their sudden attacks.
Her slender figure immediately turned illusory while both of her hands turned blurry and split into many afterimages when she released her Transcendence State of [Drifting Cloud Palm].
BANG... BANG... BANG... BANG... BANG... BANG...
Tang Li Xue's slender figure spun 360 degrees as she used both of her palms to swiftly slapped away those black shadows.
The slimy feeling she felt from her palms made her extremely disgusted.
Tang Li Xue quickly shook away both of her palms in disgust while groaned: "Eurgh... what are those disgusting slimy things? Swamp snakes? No... Those are... leeches?!"
Those black shadows were big leeches to be exact since each of their sizes was even bigger than Tang Li Xue's arm.
Tang Li Xue's expression immediately turned pale because... the advantage of leeches was never on their size but actually on their overwhelming numbers hidden in the swamp!
'QUICKLY RUN~!!!' Tang Li Xue's sharp perception screamed.
Tang Li Xue quickly executed her [Snow Dance Step] again, and she dashed forward with her full speed.
RUMBLE... RUMBLE... RUMBLE... RUMBLE... RUMBLE...
The entire swamp started to tremble violently, and the calm muddy water became tumultuous as if the giant beast that was sleeping within the swamp began to wake up.
Tang Li Xue staggered for a bit, but she quickly stabilized herself and kept sprinting forward to get out from this horrifying swamp as soon as possible.
But Tang Li Xue immediately saw a terrifying scene that made her spine went numb.
A sea of big leeches actually started to emerge out from under the swamp!
They were coming toward Tang Li Xue from all directions as if they wanted to submerge Tang Li Xue and swallow her in one gulp!
'Damn it! This looks bad! What should I do now?!' Tang Li Xue gnashed her teeth in anxiousness as she took out [Frost Swan Sword] from her space pouch.
[Sword Art of Mystic Harmony], Repelling Spin!
Tang Li Xue raised the [Frost Swan Sword] in her grasp as her upper body suddenly spun while her feet still executed [Snow Dance Step] and swiftly took a circular step, then she swung the [Frost Swan Sword] rapidly so times until it created many afterimages.
PUFF... PUFF... PUFF... PUFF... PUFF... PUFF... PUFF...
Tang Li Xue cut down so many big leeches around her with the [Frost Swan Sword] in her grasp, but there were simply too many big leeches for her to block them all.
In the end, some of them managed to slip past her defense and struck her body.
However, Tang Li Xue instantly activated her [Arcane Tunic]'s Equipment Skill to protect herself right before that happened.
Arcane Barrier: Create a spell shield that reduces the damage taken by half. Duration: 30 Second. Cooldown: 20 minutes.
BANG~!!! BANG~!!! BANG~!!! BANG~!!! BANG~!!!
Five big leeches not only heavily struck Tang Li Xue's slender body, but they also stuck on her arms, legs, and shoulder.
Their sharp fangs sank onto Tang Li Xue's flesh, then they began to suck her blood.
Tang Li Xue spurt out a mouthful of blood as she took a few steps back.
She also quickly cut down all the big leeches that currently sucking her blood with her [Frost Swan Sword], then she immediately used [Talisman of Regeneration +3] to herself to stop the bleeding and heal her wounds.
Fortunately, she already activated [Arcane Barrier], so her wounds were only skin deep.
But it seems the scent of her blood was so special thanks to her two overpowered bloodlines that it arouse the other big leeches and made them went crazy.
Those big leeches assaulted Tang Li Xue at once from all directions again, but this time, their number was much greater than before.
They looked like a giant black tsunami that wanted to engulf Tang Li Xue's small figure.
'Oh, no! Dangerous! This situation... seems to get much worse!' Tang Li Xue widened her topaz blue eyes in shock as she froze in fright and did not know what to do anymore.
Just when the giant black tsunami created from the countless big leeches almost swallowed Tang Li Xue's petite body, she immediately used another Equipment Skill from her boots, [Shadow Striders]!
Tang Li Xue instantly teleported onto the shade of big tree 100 meters from her previous location!
The giant black tsunami created from the countless big leeches failed to swallow Tang Li Xue, but it became even fiercer than before, and they started to blindly attacking everything around them!
Tang Li Xue did not hesitate and quickly ran as fast as she could from them with her [Snow Dance Step], but the big tree where she teleported before could not run just like her, so it shredded to pieces in an instant.
There was 100 meters distance between Tang Li Xue and the giant black tsunami of big leeches, but it did not take long for the giant black tsunami of big leeches to catch up to Tang Li Xue.
Since Tang Li Xue still need to defend herself from the other big leeches that kept attacking her from random directions.
Moreover, Tang Li Xue's speed was still far from the giant black tsunami of big leeches since those big leeches clearly could move much faster than her in the swamp, just like fish in the water.
Tang Li Xue took a deep breath to calm herself down while muttered to herself: "It seems I do not have any other choice. I can only gamble by using [Perpetual Slash] to open the way for myself."