AGM 441 - Little Rascal's Innate Ability
"Enough, enough. If you continue devouring, the formation world will be all gone," Luo Huan scolded before Little Rascal stopped. Turning its head, it walked up swaggeringly to Qin Wentian as a series of excited yips and yaps rang out in Qin Wentian's mind.
Under the stunned gaze of Qin Wentian, Little Rascal's eyes flickered with a burning fire. Spreading its wings proudly, it rubbed its head against Qin Wentian.
"Little Rascal, you fused with Purgatory?" Qin Wentian asked in astonishment.
"Yiyi!" The flame in Little Rascal's eyes faded, transforming back into normal as it unceasingly nodded its head. Qin Wentian could only smile bitterly and shook his head, even now he didn't know what kind of demonic beast Little Rascal was.
"With your current cultivation, you should already be quite strong right? Why can't you speak properly nor take human form yet?" Qin Wentian asked in confusion. Earlier he hadn't noticed Little Rascal's cultivation, but at the moment when it devoured the constellation, Qin Wentian could clearly feel an aura belonging to Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns emanating forth from it.
Unknowingly, that little pervert of a dog already became this strong.
After hearing the words of Qin Wentian, an expression of shrugging flashed on Little Rascal's face, as though it was unhappy about something. Sounds of yiyi yaya rang out again as though it was trying to explain, yet the words it mumbled were all unintelligible.
Looking at the adorable face of Little Rascal, Qin Wentian suddenly had a notion flashing through his head. Could it be that even at Heavenly Dipper, Little Rascal was still considered a juvenile?
If that's the case, at what cultivation realm would it be considered an adult?
"Quickly grow up." Qin Wentian sliced open the surface of his palms as a trickle of blood appeared. "Back then the reason you followed me, was it because the qi emanated from my bloodline had attracted you?"
This wasn't the first time Qin Wentian fed his blood to Little Rascal. He also knew that he himself possessed the blood of a supreme demon, hence, he couldn't help but ask.
Little Rascal heavily nodded its head, indicating that Qin Wentian's conjecture was right. If not for this, how could the lusty little puppy follow a male around? Fatty Fan Le was a very good example; he was coldly rebuffed by it whenever he tried to hug it.
An extremely fearsome aura emanated from Qin Wentian's vibrant drop of blood. Now that his bloodline had been somewhat awakened, the might hidden within it, naturally, had also been unlocked to a certain extent. Little Rascal wagged its tail and opened its mouth, allowing the drop of blood to drip into it. Initially, when Qin Wentian wanted to feed it with his blood, Little Rascal was actually unwilling to do so. But right now, it had already accepted this as a way for it to faster mature.
A while later, after Little Rascal was satiated, it immediately zoomed back into Luo Huan's embrace and fell asleep. Qin Wentian could only roll his eyes at Little Rascal. What a lazy bum, it sure knew how to enjoy life.
"Senior Sister, when did Little Rascal become capable of devouring constellations?" Qin Wentian asked in curiosity.
"Before you guys departed, it could already devour a little. You don't know how many times it had almost devoured the entire formation in these past two years. Luckily, we force it to spit it back out." Luo Huan was also stunned into speechlessness when she witnessed Little Rascal's capabilities back then.
"So powerful?" Qin Wentian was shocked.
"Yeah, not only that, it could also swallow the constellation manifested by the Vermilion Bird Formation to strengthen itself. This was how it broke through to Heavenly Dipper. And if it wasn't for us fearing for our lives without the protection of the formation, I think it would have long devoured the entire formation into its stomach." Luo Huan rubbed Little Rascal's tummy as she replied in a doting voice. Throughout these two years, the relationship between her and Little Rascal had grown exceedingly close.
"Not only that, it even has an innate ability that seemed to be from inherited memories." Mustang who was standing by the side also laughed. Qin Wentian's eyes brightened; he knew that some extremely powerful demonic beasts had inborn techniques that they would naturally learn after they grew up.
"What innate ability?"
"Not that powerful, but I shan't tell you. Wait for Little Rascal to display it for you." Luo Huan giggled, further whetting his curiosity.
The three of them sat down and continued chatting. It had been a long long time since Qin Wentian was able to relax like this. Little Rascal slept for a long time before it lazily opened an eyelid, instantly leaping from Luo Huan's embrace to Qin Wentian's as it woke up.
"Come, show me your innate ability." Qin Wentian rubbed Little Rascal's head.
Little Rascal blinked, turning to glance at Luo Huan before it leapt into the air, soaring into the sky.
Spreading its crimson wings, Little Rascal let out a soft bark. Momentarily, its body underwent a transformation as a Purgatory Vermilion Bird appeared from where Little Rascal was. This Purgatory Vermilion Bird was the exact same one as Qin Wentian remembered. This scenario made Qin Wentian stand up, as he stared up in the sky.
The gentleness and warmth in the eyes of the Purgatory Vermilion Bird couldn't be fake, it was obviously the Purgatory who had sacrificed itself for him back then. After some moments, Little Rascal let out another bark as it transformed into an extremely terrifying looking demonic beast that exuded a murderous, baleful aura. This was Qin Wentian's third Astral Soul, the Demon Sovereign.
"Metamorphosis." Qin Wentian mumbled.
"Yeah, Little Rascal's innate ability is Metamorphosis. However, it cannot increase its combat strength nor acquire the innate ability of other demonic beasts it transforms into. An example, although it could take the form of the Purgatory Vermilion Bird, it had no way to use the flames of purgatory to burn enemies," Luo Huan explained. But even so, she still felt extremely astounded by it. She had never met a demonic beast like Little Rascal before.
"Teacher, Senior Sister, there's no need for you guys to remain trapped here in the formation world. I've already commanded someone to come and pick you up. You guys wait for my return in the Celestial Lake Palace first." Qin Wentian gazed at Mustang and Luo Huan. The two of them didn't feel surprised by Qin Wentian's words; they already knew of Qin Wentian's secret, that his other body, the form of the great roc, was situated in the Celestial Lake Palace. Naturally, he could issue his commands over there, informing people to come pick them up.
"Little Rascal, after Teacher and Senior Sister leave here. You stay here and silently devour the rest of the formation. But don't digest it, I don't want Purgatory (vermilion bird) to disappear." Qin Wentian stared at the sky. Little Rascal turned back into the form of the Vermilion Bird, perching on Qin Wentian's shoulder. Qin Wentian smiled at it; he knew his voice would be able to reach the real Purgatory Vermilion Bird, "I promise you, I will find a way for you to come back."
A few days later, a few visitors 'accidentally' stepped into the formation world yet nothing happened to them. This didn't attract too much attention, after all the external world all already knew of Qin Wentian's departure from there. They couldn't be bothered to continue monitoring it.
These visitors then transformed into demonic beasts before fetching Mustang and Luo Huan away. Evidently, their true forms were demons, and although nobody was supposed to be monitoring the area, it was still better to be more cautious. The great roc personally led the way, and only until they were above the clouds, outside the airspace of Ginkou, did Qin Wentian finally relax.
As for Little Rascal, it stayed behind with Qin Wentian in the Ginkou Continent.
This very night, the Vermilion Bird Formation covering the ancient kingdom totally vanished into nothingness. The next morning, this news caused such a commotion that representatives from the various transcendent powers personally went down to inspect the site, trying to find the reason for the disappearance of the Vermilion Bird Formation. Naturally, they also wanted to scour the place to look for hints to see if there's still any secret arts hidden within the ancient kingdom.
However, there was nothing remaining save for historical ruins.
And right now, in the midst of the ruins of the ancient kingdom, there was one young man that stood out from the crowd. He was handsome and projected an extraordinary demeanor, with a pair of bright eyes and sword-angled eyebrows, emanating a sense of sharpness.
But what really drew the focus of others weren't his looks. There were too many extraordinary young men from the various transcendent powers in Ginkou. What made him conspicuous was the mount he was riding on instead.
At this moment, this young man stood in the air, standing upon the back of a primordial great roc.
This great roc was about a few hundred metres in size. It's talons were like hooks while lightning flashed in its eyes. Hovering in the air, a tyrannical aura emanated forth from it like it was the sovereign of the sky.
Upon seeing this great roc, people couldn't help but think of the battle between Qin Wentian and the Pill Emperor Hall in the Moon Continent.
Qin Wentian transformed into a primordial great roc, destroying the Pill Emperor Hall while wielding the demon sword.
And now, in Ginkou, another great roc actually appeared. Although this great roc wasn't as large as the one Qin Wentian transformed into, how could it not attract the attention of others?
And in addition, this great roc was actually used by that young man as a mount? Who was that young man exactly?
A group of silhouettes stared at the great roc as well as at Qin Wentian with sharpness in their gazes, while a cold intent radiated forth from them.
These people were none other than the experts in the Great Solar Chen Clan. Upon seeing this great roc, they were involuntarily reminded of Qin Wentian. Back then Qin Wentian, who transformed into a great roc during the battle with the Pill Emperor Hall, not only destroyed the Hall, he even slayed many of the Chen Clan's members.
A middle-aged man, whose eyes shone like torches, exuded a scorching heat as he stared at the young man on the great roc. A son of this man was killed by Qin Wentian, for no other reason than being in the Pill Emperor Hall to spectate the marriage selection. Now that a great roc was in front of him, the hatred in his heart bubbled up again.
Qin Wentian turned his gaze onto the middle-aged man. From a single glance, he could tell that this middle-aged man had a cultivation base at the third level of Heavenly Dipper, the others around him were also all Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns. From the number of Heavenly Dipper Sovereigns the Great Solar Chen Clan could afford to send out to Ginkou shows how deeply rooted they were and the strong foundations they had. In the Great Solar Chen Clan, experts were as common as the clouds.
"Are you talking to me?" Qin Wentian's eyes bored down on the middle-aged man, while coldly laughing in his heart. Noting the fury in the man's eyes, as well as the scorching heat he was exuding, he knew that the middle-aged man had already activated the Great Solar Universe Art.
"Take the great roc away from him." Seeing how Qin Wentian dared to talk back, a glint of coldness flashed in his eyes. As the sound of his voice faded, the auras of his companions all blasted forth.
No matter what identity this young man had, in front of their Great Solar Chen Clan, all others, be they a prince or a beggar, had no difference in their eyes. By asking the young man to scram, the middle-aged man already had intentions of snatching away the great roc for himself!