Chapter 479: So Close Yet So Far!
Chapter 479: So Close Yet So Far!
The Sapphire Wasp Queen had already noticed the suspicious things Tang Li Xue was doing since a few moments ago.
The reason why the Sapphire Wasp Queen did not attack Tang Li Xue right away was because Tang Li Xue was currently using [Stealth Illusion Talisman +3] to disguise as Sapphire Armored Wasp right now.
However, Sapphire Wasp Queen immediately realized that Tang Li Xue was not one of its subordinates when Tang Li Xue accidentally shouted out in surprise just now!
WWEEEEENGGGG~!!! BBBUUUUUUUZZZ~!!! BBBUUUUUUUZZZ~!!!
The Sapphire Wasp Queen's rage had reached the limit.
A heavy majestic pressure suddenly pressed onto Tang Li Xue's slender figure.
But Tang Li Xue already had plenty of painful experiences about this move when she fought against the white-feathered giant owl previously.
So, of course, Tang Li Xue would not just stand there to receive that enormous aura pressure.
It was already too late for Tang Li Xue to dodge, so she could only activate one of her equipment skills!
(Shadow Flash: Teleport to any shadow up to 100 meters away in an instant. Cooldown: 10 minutes.)
Tang Li Xue instantly teleported to the farthest dark area she could reach!
"Damn it! That was close!" Tang Li Xue groaned while wiping the cold sweat on her forehead with her sleeve.
If that enormous pressure managed to press Tang Li Xue down, then she would surely get crippled in that instant just like when she faced the white-feathered giant owl before.
Tang Li Xue's mind quickly calmed down under this critical situation, and she immediately scanned her surrounding first.
Tang Li Xue glanced at the green gourd on the royal jelly pool.
The green gourd was still hovering above the royal jelly pool and rapidly sucking the royal jelly, but it should not take long for the green gourd to finish its job.
'Where is Little Loki? Don't tell me that Little Loki is already...' Tang Li Xue worriedly thought as she looked toward where Little Loki and Sapphire Wasp Queen fought just now.
Currently, Little Loki walked limply toward Tang Li Xue with its tongue sticking out.
Tang Li Xue sighed in relief when she saw Little Loki was unharmed.
But it seemed that Little Loki was completely exhausted because it was forced to keep using [Instant Teleportation] continuously to barely avoid Sapphire Wasp Queen's swift lethal attack before.
Sapphire Wasp Queen did not plan to let Tang Li Xue go with just one attack, so its huge body vanished again from everyone's view as it activated its divine ability once again!
[Flash and Slash]!
Tang Li Xue had already long been wary of Sapphire Wasp Queen's every move.
She hastily raised her [Frost Swan Sword] slanted in front of her and took the defensive stance to defend herself.
Tang Li Xue closed her mesmerizing topaz blue eyes, and her spirit perception expanded to its maximum range as she tried to capture every change and move around her!
"It's here!" Tang Li Xue exclaimed while she tilted her [Frost Swan Sword] to the right side.
[Sword Art of Mystic Harmony], Redirection Flow!
Tang Li Xue tried to redirect Sapphire Wasp Queen's powerful lethal attack to the other direction with this [Redirection Flow], but she still underestimated the strength difference between herself and Sapphire Wasp Queen.
Tang Li Xue's slim figure flew backward more than ten meters like a cannon ball until she heavily crashed onto the hive wall.
Tang Li Xue took a deep breath and gritted her pearl white teeth as she felt a sharp pain run up on her spine.
Tang Li Xue hurriedly lifted her [Frost Swan Sword] again, but then...
Tang Li Xue was stunned silly while staring at her [Frost Swan Sword] that was already broken in half.
Yes, her [Frost Swan Sword] was cut in two under the sickle arm attack from the Sapphire Wasp Queen!
"Eeeeeehhhh?! It... it broke in two just like that?! What kind of crappy product is this sword?! I must complain back to that tomb owner old man if I have a chance later!" Tang Li Xue complained with a tone filled with distress.
However, the effect of Sapphire Wasp Queen's powerful lethal attack did not just end there...
Crimson color started spreading on Tang Li Xue's pure white dress from her right shoulder to her left slender waist.
[Arcane Tunic]'s durability: 384/500!
dα- |m Tang Li Xue's crimson blood spurted out profusely from her wounds onto the ground, and she coughed out a few mouthfuls of blood.
But the equipment effect of her [Arcane Tunic] quickly triggered to heal her wound a bit.
(Arcane Shroud: Absorb 15% of the damage taken and turn it into HP.)
'Damn, more than 29,000 damage?! That is almost a third of my overall HP! Although, I did not have enough time to use [Arcane Barrier] just now, but I already used [Frost Swan Sword] plus [Redirection Flow] to parry its attack!' Tang Li Xue thought in shock as she muffled her groan in pain.
Moreover, she was also wearing inner armor, [Arcane Tunic], under her graceful white dress, so around half of the Sapphire Wasp Queen's attack power was blocked by her [Arcane Tunic].
Without all of those, Tang Li Xue's slim figure would already split in two by Sapphire Wasp Queen's powerful lethal attack!
Tang Li Xue hastily took out [Talisman of Regeneration +3] from her space pouch and stuck it on her chest to recover herself.
Sapphire Wasp Queen saw that Tang Li Xue managed to barely survive its first attack in astonishment.
Then it became even more irritated, so it decided to launch another attack to finish off Tang Li Xue!
Little Loki was shocked when it saw Tang Li Xue's blood splattered out on the ground.
While Little Loki felt extremely worried at Tang Li Xue's serious injury and planned to approach Tang Li Xue to check her wound, it sensed that Sapphire Wasp Queen was launching another finishing attack toward Tang Li Xue!
Little Loki became extremely angry!
Little Loki swiftly used its [Instant Teleportation] again to teleport right in front of Tang Li Xue!
Then Little Loki opened its tiny mouth as wide as it could...
Sapphire Wasp Queen's huge silhouette already vanished one moment ago!
Both Tang Li Xue and Little Loki did not know where Sapphire Wasp Queen's attack would come from, but both of them knew that Sapphire Wasp Queen's target would be Tang Li Xue this time!
Sapphire Wasp Queen might look down on Tang Li Xue, so it decided to attack Tang Li Xue head-on from the front to finish her off as soon as possible, so Sapphire Wasp Queen could focus back on killing Little Loki!
But at that time, Little Loki suddenly appeared in front of Tang Li Xue and used its [Heaven's Devour]!
This whole situation was like: 'an insect flying into the fire'!
Unfortunately, Sapphire Wasp Queen was not like the other brainless insect...
Sapphire Wasp Queen immediately realized that something was not right when it sensed a powerful suction power like a tiny black hole coming from Little Loki's tiny mouth.
So, Sapphire Wasp Queen quickly braked by flapping its transparent wings faster and countering it by flying backward.
Despite that, Sapphire Wasp Queen's reaction was a bit too late since it was already going too close to Little Loki!
So, even though Sapphire Wasp Queen already tried its best to get away from Little Loki, but it still got sucked closer and closer toward Little Loki!
Heavily injured Tang Li Xue felt her slim body was losing strength, so she kneeled on the ground to recover for a while.
However, she managed to see the green gourd that had already been filled with royal jelly was also flying toward Little Loki because of its suction power!
Tang Li Xue hastily jumped forward to catch the green gourd before the green gourd got sucked into Little Loki's mouth.
Tang Li Xue's sudden action shocked Little Loki very much.
Little Loki could only regretfully terminate its [Heaven's Devour] before accidentally swallowing Tang Li Xue.
It was a bit unfortunate since Little Loki was already so close to devouring the Sapphire Wasp Queen just now.
"Let's go, Little Loki! Our business here is already over! Let's get out of here fast!" Tang Li Xue said to Little Loki as she picked up Little Loki into her embrace.
Sapphire Wasp Queen wanted to take this opportunity to attack both of Tang Li Xue and Little Loki at once, but Tang Li Xue swiftly took out something from her space pouch and threw it toward the Sapphire Wasp Queen!
Yes, what Tang Li Xue had thrown was her several [Hidden Exploding Talisman +3]!
BBOOOOOMM~!!! BBOOOOOMM~!!! BBOOOOOMM~!!!
These several explosions might not be strong enough to injure Sapphire Wasp Queen, but it was more than enough to blind it for a few moments!
Tang Li Xue took this opportunity to take the two broken parts of her [Frost Swan Sword] and then threw them into her space pouch before she hurriedly executed [Snow Dance Step] and dashed toward the entrance of the spacious hall.
Sapphire Wasp Queen was flapping its wings rapidly to clear the fire and smoke!
But after its vision became clear, Tang Li Xue and Little Loki were nowhere to be found in this spacious hall anymore.
WWEEEEENGGGG~!!! BBBUUUUUUUZZZ~!!! BBBUUUUUUUZZZ~!!!
Sapphire Wasp Queen buzzed in extreme anger as it ordered its subordinates to chase after Tang Li Xue and Little Loki!
The armies of Sapphire Armored Wasps in this spacious hall flew unsteadily to chase after Tang Li Xue and Little Loki, but all of them crashed against each other or crashed onto the nearby wall instead.
Sapphire Wasp Queen was stunned by all of its subordinates' strangeness.
Sapphire Wasp Queen became even angrier and blamed all of it on Tang Li Xue and Little Loki.
Well... Actually, no one had expected something like this to happen, even Tang Li Xue and Little Loki.
The reason for these Sapphire Armored Wasps' strangeness was because of the [Forgotten Fragrance] wine that Tang Li Xue dumped out from the green gourd before.
Yes, those Sapphire Armored Wasps were drunk because of the scent of [Forgotten Fragrance] wine!
It was common knowledge that Wasps and bees have an extremely sensitive sense of smell and taste.
If Tang Li Xue did not learn [Art of Concealment] to cover her feminine sweet body scent, she would already get caught long ago before she could even enter this hive.
So, just the smell of an extremely high grade wine like this [Forgotten Fragrance] was enough to make them drunk for a few hours.
Of course, Sapphire Wasp Queen was an exception since it was very powerful, so the smell of [Forgotten Fragrance] would not affect it at all.
Sapphire Wasp Queen stared at the bloodstain on the ground with its huge insect eyes, and the light of inspiration flashed inside them.
Sapphire Wasp Queen's huge silhouette flew toward the entrance of the spacious hall too, as it followed the smell of Tang Li Xue's blood.
Tang Li Xue might have [Art of Concealment] to conceal her track and smell, but the pungent smell of blood on her body was a completely different matter!
Unless Tang Li Xue's heavy injuries could be completely healed, then she took a clean bath and changed into new clean clothes, only then the pungent smell of blood on her body could be removed.
Tang Li Xue was sprinting as fast as she could with her [Snow Dance Step].
Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth as she felt stinging pain from her wounds and injured internal organs.
It seems the heavy injuries that had been closed by the healing from [Talisman of Regeneration +3] were tearing open again.
But this was clearly not the time to worry about that!
Tang Li Xue knew she must get away from this hive as soon as possible before she could be besieged by the armies of ten thousand Sapphire Armored Wasps!