Chapter 485: Re-Encounter!
Chapter 485: Re-Encounter!
Tang Li Xue was dumbfounded when she opened her system interface and read a string of messages on there.
"Oh? So, I get [Substitute Doll] and [Silver Lottery Ticket]? Well, not bad at all~! Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to pack all of the honey in the hive before. If I did it, then the reward I get should be much more than these." Tang Li Xue shook her head in disappointment.
There were actually many pools filled with honey in the spacious hall of the hive, but Tang Li Xue only managed to take a few pools of honey before she got discovered by Sapphire Wasp Queen before.
"Woah, I can already breakthrough to Foundation Establishment Stage? Nice~! Before that, I must comprehend the next chapter of the [Four Mythical Beast Art] first? That is okay. Thankfully, I have enough Deity Coins now. I will breakthrough when I go back to my room later." Tang Li Xue muttered while sighing in relief.
"By the way, what the hell is this system upgrade?!" Tang Li Xue exclaimed while frowning deeply.
Tang Li Xue tried to open her status window, but the system did not respond at all.
Then she tried to take out some items stored in the system storage but failed.
Tang Li Xue became nervous, but she quickly calmed down when she saw the time countdown.
[Estimated completion time: 29:47:11]
"So, the system will work again as usual after this time countdown is over, right? Hopefully so..." Tang Li Xue whispered with a worried tone.
After that, Tang Li Xue lost her good mood to appreciate all of her harvests.
She absentmindedly sat on the [Wind Riding Bird]'s back while impatiently waiting for the system upgrade to complete.
The rainwater was pouring down denser as the drizzling rain became heavy rain.
Tang Li Xue was also become drenched.
Only then she realized that she was still wearing tattered clothes because of the fierce battle from before.
Even her [Arcane Tunic] was ripped by Sapphire Wasp Queen's sharp scythe arm attack before.
Luckily, the equipment from the system could automatically recover as long as the durability did not reach 0, so her [Arcane Tunic] would certainly recover and become as good as new after some time.
All of her wounds were also already long healed without any scars, thanks to her [High-Speed Regeneration].
But the problem was that she was almost half naked and showed off her snow-white smooth skin everywhere.
Tang Li Xue felt very embarrassed, so she quickly patted the [Wind Riding Bird]'s head to instruct it to land somewhere for a short while.
After the [Wind Riding Bird] landed in the middle of the jungle, Tang Li Xue jumped behind the thick bushes, then changed her tattered clothes into the spare clothes from her space pouch.
When Tang Li Xue hid behind the bushes to change her clothes, several black-clothed men already flew toward where Tang Li Xue landed just now.
dα-|m "Hehehehe... Elder He, is this the 'person' you saw a few moments ago?" One of the black-clothed men said with a mocking tone while sneering and pointing his finger at the [Wind Riding Bird].
The white [Wind Riding Bird] glared at the black-clothed men vigilantly, but it did not make any rash move since it could sense the powerful aura from these black-clothed men.
"This...This is not my fault, okay?! It is so far away from us! I could only see a white speck before, so I thought someone was passing by here!...And it is raining heavily right now too!" The other black-clothed man replied to defend himself while shrugging his shoulder.
Fortunately, all [Wind Riding Birds] nurtured by Myriad Foxes Academy as the student's traveling companions have soft feathers, so Tang Li Xue did not need to put a saddle onto it.
If the [Wind Riding Bird] wore a saddle, those black-clothed men would already guess that this [Wind Riding Bird] had an owner, and she should be nearby.
"All right... That's enough, you guys! Let's quickly go back! We have more important things to do! If those righteous sect disciples escape, we will definitely pay it with our lives later!" The third black-clothed man with a hoarse voice warned the others.
Several black-clothed men ignored the white [Wind Riding Bird] and flew back toward where they came from previously.
Tang Li Xue already sensed them long ago with her [Extrasensory Perception] divine ability, and she quickly hid by using [Ethereal Form] and [Art of Concealment].
Different from when she was in Inheritance Ground Tablet before, all of Tang Li Xue's passive-type and active-type divine abilities have fully functioned now.
It was almost impossible to catch her off guard with her current set of skills and divine abilities, such as: [Extrasensory Perception], [Improved Concentration], [Razor-Sharp Mind], [Accurate Prediction], [Precise Calculation], [Intense Focus], and so on.
Not only did Tang Li Xue eavesdrop on their conversation just now, she even secretly put [Mapping Sense]'s tracker onto them.
Tang Li Xue canceled her [Ethereal Form], and her slender figure appeared again in front of the [Wind Riding Bird].
"Did you get startled? I am sorry, buddy~! I will not leave you alone again, okay?" Tang Li Xue coaxed the [Wind Riding Bird] while petting its head and feeding it with a Spirit Dew Cucumber.
'Those suspicious guys are certainly not good people... They also talked about righteous sect disciples?! Hmm... it sounds really fishy!" Tang Li Xue murmured with a tone filled with curiosity while thinking deeply.
After pondering it for a while, Tang Li Xue decided to check what those black-clothed people were doing to satisfy her curiosity.
"Let's go, buddy! Follow those people just now! But pay attention to the distance between us! Don't let them know we are following them! Understand?" Tang Li Xue ordered as she jumped onto the [Wind Riding Bird]'s back again and patted its head.
"KEEAAAAK~! KEAAAK~!" The white [Wind Riding Bird] chirped and nodded its head before it flapped its wings and soared into the sky.
After flying for a few minutes, Tang Li Xue saw that she was already close enough to those black-clothed men from the [Mapping Sense]'s tracker she put on them, then Tang Li Xue ordered the white [Wind Riding Bird] to land.
Tang Li Xue put the white [Wind Riding Bird] and the sleeping Little Loki into her space pouch before she activated her [Ethereal Form] and [Art of Concealment] again.
Her slender figure turned invisible, and all of her traces, such as her body scent, aura, movement sound, etc were completely covered.
Tang Li Xue carefully approached those black-clothed men hiding place.
The surrounding was still a dense jungle with many bushes and tall trees, but Tang Li Xue immediately found a hidden cave nearby.
Tang Li Xue suddenly had a bad premonition, but after considering it for a few moments, she still decided to enter the hidden cave.
'It should be okay, right? I have all my divine abilities right now, so it should be all right! I will only check what they are doing a little bit, then I will retreat quickly from here later!' Tang Li Xue decided in her heart.
The hidden cave's entrance was completely dark, but it was not a problem for Tang Li Xue since she has Master-level [Night Vision].
There were many hidden traps installed at the entrance of the hidden cave, but Tang Li Xue in her [Ethereal Form] would not trigger any of them even if she stepped onto them.
After fifty meters or so, the cave started to brighten because there were many torches hanging on the right and left sides of the cave.
Tang Li Xue did not hastily step deeper into the cave since the [Mapping Sense]'s tracker she put on those black-clothed people showed that she was already very close to their current position.
Tang Li Xue took a peek at what those black-clothed people were currently doing and found that they were dragging some chained disheveled people into the prison.
Tang Li Xue felt those chained people's tattered uniform clothes were quite familiar.
"Don't tell me all of the prisoners are from the righteous sect?!' Tang Li Xue exclaimed in her mind.
Tang Li Xue braved herself to step closer and observed those prisoners from up close.
She was in an invisible and untraceable state anyway!
Then she really found a few familiar faces inside those prisons…
Chief of Oracle Mountain Sect's core disciples, Beiming Chu!
Chief of White Crane Sect's core disciples, Snow Fairy, Meng Ying!
Chief of Immortal Sword Sect's core disciples, Ye Zhen!
'Holysh*t! These black-clothed people really dare to catch these big fishes from those righteous sects! Are they really not afraid of being hunted and slaughtered by those righteous sects later?!' Tang Li Xue exclaimed in shock.
Then Tang Li Xue's [Extrasensory Perception] suddenly sensed a very powerful aura entering this hidden cave and getting closer and closer to her current location!
Tang Li Xue guessed it should be the BIG BOSS of these black-clothed people that were coming here!
Tang Li Xue was a little panicked, but her [Indomitable Will] quickly activated and calmed her down.
She hastily stepped toward one of the prisons.
With her [Ethereal Form], Tang Li Xue easily passed through the prison bars.
There were many prisoners bound with chains in this prison and Tang Li Xue hid among them.
Of course, she was still in the invisible and untrackable state with her [Ethereal Form] and [Art of Concealment] turned on.
"How is it? How many people have we already caught?" The BIG BOSS asked the black-clothed people.
When she took a peek at the BIG BOSS's appearance, Tang Li Xue sucked a deep breath and hastily closed her mouth with her palm before she could scream in shock...
It was another familiar face!
The new sect leader of the Asura Demon Sect, one of the four evil sects!