Chapter 110: Beast Tide
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Not far away, the youths of Squad Three gathered around as they bore wood for fire.
"If it wasn't for Duan Ling Tian, we would probably only have raw meat to eat."
"Unfortunately, I'm afraid the odds are against him this time. Scorching Tigers are fourth level Core Formation Stage fierce beasts, so any one of them had strength that wasn't inferior to Duan Ling Tian."
Some of the youths didn't regard Duan Ling Tian as being able to return; they all believed that Duan Ling Tian was killed by the Scorching Tigers.
"You're all using the method of starting fire that Duan Ling Tian taught you, yet you're cursing him behind his back. Aren't you all afraid of being struck by lightning?" Hearing the discussions of the group of youths caused Meng Quan's expression to sink, and he reprimanded them.
"We're just speaking of the truth. What are you getting so agitated for? Since you're so agitated, why did you abandon Duan Ling Tian and flee by yourself earlier today? P**sy!" One of the youths sneered.
"What did you say?!" Meng Quan's eyes were bloodshot as he abruptly stood up and was about to go teach the youth a lesson.
Just at this moment.
"Meng Quan, what're you doing? So agitated..."
The first thing Duan Ling Tian saw when he returned was the scene of Meng Quan getting angry for him. A warm feeling ran through his heart when he saw this.
"Duan Ling Tian, you're back!" Luo Cheng had an excited expression.
"What, could it be that you were hoping I'd be eaten by those Scorching Tigers?" Duan Ling Tian joked.
"Of course not." Luo Cheng hurriedly shook his head.
"As long as you're back." Xiao Yu heaved a sigh of relief upon seeing Duan Ling Tian's return.
"Luo Cheng, go get some dried wood. Xiao Yu, come help me clean up these Cloud Leopards... Duan Ling Tian, you've been occupied the entire day, so rest more and just wait for food." Meng Quan divided the work.
"Then I'll properly enjoy this special treatment." Duan Ling Tian laughed.
As it so happened, Duan Ling Tian was exhausted from the Spiritual Force he expended to inscribe the Blood Crescent Inscription. Now he could finally rest.
With Xiao Yu and the others bustling about working together, a campfire was quickly set ablaze and the fragrance of meat suffused the air.
Meng Quan roasted the meat as he asked, "Duan Ling Tian, were those Scorching Tigers really hard to deal with? To think that they actually chase you around the entire afternoon and exhausted you to such a state."
Xiao Yu and Luo Cheng looked over at Duan Ling Tian with curious expressions as well.
Duan Ling Tian lied on the floor and comfortably shut his eyes before crossing his legs and speaking. "Don't remind me! I drew those Scorching Tigers away not long after the three of you left... And it so happened to be my unlucky day. The direction I drew those Scorching Tigers away to was precisely even deeper into the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, and as a result, I was chased by after by a Spiked Mink the entire afternoon. I nearly wasn't able to return."
He naturally wouldn't speak of the truth, and thus casually made up an excuse.
"Spiked Mink?" Xiao Yu's and the others' expressions were all slightly pale.
The group of youths nearby went pale-faced as well.
Even the instructor of Squad Three, Fan Jian, couldn't help himself from being moved.
The Spiked Monk was a fifth level Core Formation Stage fierce beast, and it was advantaged due to its small size, making it one of the top fierce beasts in the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage...
Especially since the speed of a Spiked Mink was swift like a bolt of lightning.
Even to the extent of being comparable to a fifth level Core Formation martial artist who had cultivated a high grade Profound Rank movement technique to the Perfection Stage.
"You actually were able to flee from a Spiked Mink?" Meng Quan fiercely swallowed his saliva.
Including instructor Fan Jian, every one of the other 15 youths present pricked up their ears and listened attentively.....
Obviously, they all wanted to know how Duan Ling Tian fled from a Spiked Mink.
As far as they were concerned, this was truly an unbelievable feat.
Wasn't Duan Ling Tian a fourth level Core Formation martial artist?
"My luck was good. That Spiked Mink's leg was injured, so its speed was only comparable to mine... If it wasn't for that, my life would probably have been thrown away in the Dawnshroud Mountain Range," Duan Ling Tian said, with an expression that seemed to show he had a lingering fear.
"That really is good luck." Xiao Yu's group of three heaved a sigh of relief. They were happy for Duan Ling Tian.
"So that's what happened." Hearing his story allowed the Squad Three youths to finally understand clearly.
Like this, everything could be explained.
Compared to the tranquility of Squad Three... Squad One was in chaos!
The instructor of Squad One had disappeared into thin air!
"Where's the instructor?" The group of youths looked at each other.
"Could it be part of the training as well?" Some people guessed.
"Su Li, what do you think?" Some of the youths looked towards the red-robed youth that stood to the side.
Su Li's expression was cold as he embraced his sheathed sword. When he heard what the group of youths asked, he coldly shook his head. "I don't know."
"Looks like this is one of the Genius Camp training routines.... The instructor's sudden disappearance means that our training has officially started." A green-clothed youth complacently perked his head up. He hand an expression that said 'I've guessed it long ago'.
"Why do you say so?" The other youths were puzzled.
"Don't you get it? The instructor didn't go missing; he is purposefully concealing himself. He's purposefully leaving us by ourselves to see if we can live alone in the wild." The green-clothed youth spoke with logic as if it were true.
"Cheh, this is just your guess." Some of the youths disregarded his guess.
The green-clothed youth grunted and retorted, "Hmph! What, don't agree? Could it be that you thought that someone as strong as our instructor would go missing in this area of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range?"
"It's impossible for the instructor to go missing."
Just at this moment, Su Li spoke. "The Centurions of the Iron Blood Army are all martial artists of at least the eighth level of the Core Formation Stage."
"Did you hear what Su Li said? If we didn't go missing, how could an eighth level Core Formation martial artist go missing? What a joke!" The green-clothed youth laughed complacently.
"Looks like the instructor leaving could really be the content of the next part of our training.... I hope he returns soon. I feel nervous when the instructor isn't here," one of the youths said, with a slightly fearful expression.
While the members of Squad One were terrified, Duan Ling Tian was gulping down big chunks of meat...
He had completely tossed aside the fact that he had killed the instructor of Squad One.
In the following two months.
The group of youths in Squad Three would need to face waves of fierce beasts every night... And in the day, they would go into the mountain range to complete their missions.
Time passed by in the blink of an eye.
There were only three days remaining in the entire three month training.
Currently, including Duan Ling Tian's group of four, there were only 11 people remaining in Squad Three.
Only one more person needed to be eliminated!
Duan Ling Tian's group of four got along with each other the same as always.
The other seven youths, however, even though they still cooperated with each other, they had already started to be suspicious of each other...
They all knew that the person who was going to be eliminated next would most certainly be one of them.
"It's probably going to turn into a dog-eat-dog situation." Meng Quan glanced at the nearby seven youths and laughed.
"Meng Quan, you sound like you're slightly taking pleasure in their misfortune." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed.
"Of course. Once they eliminate one of the people among them, we can finally leave this damned place," Meng Quan said, in a matter-of-fact way.
"Hmm?" Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian's expression turned grim. His extremely strong soul seemed to have vaguely perceived something.
Xiao Yu frowned as well. His intuition perceived danger.
"What's wrong?" Luo Cheng and Meng Quan looked questioningly at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian didn't even have the chance to speak, because in the next moment, the ground started shaking!
The quaking of the ground was accompanied by strange beast roars which echoed out from deep within the Dawnshroud Mountain Range.
Before long, a group of fierce beasts appeared before everyone's eyes.
"Not good, it's a beast tide!"
Fan Jian's expression distorted, then his body flashed out, transforming into a gust of wind that rushed out of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range. As he did so, he roared, "Flee!"
Even the instructor had fled, and thus Duan Ling Tian and the other youths naturally wouldn't dally.
"Let's go!" Duan Ling Tian's expression focused, then his Origin Energy exploded forth and his legs moved like the wind.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian took the lead and followed behind Fan Jian.
However, Fan Jian dashed at full speed and quickly left Duan Ling Tian far behind.
Xiao Yu, Meng Quan, and Luo Cheng followed closely behind Duan Ling Tian and fled out of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range while in an alarmed state. They weren't hurt...
Huff huff huff...
Besides Duan Ling Tian, who was still tranquil, and Xiao Yu, whose breathing was slightly hurried, Meng Quan and Luo Cheng both bent down as they fiercely and heavily breathed...
"Luckily, I broke through to the third level of the Core Formation Stage half a month ago. If I hadn't, I might not have been able to keep my life." Recalling the scene from before, Meng Quan had a lingering fear.
Meanwhile, another four youths from Squad Three arrived....
The four youths all had a similar trait.
They were all third level Core Formation martial artists.
As for the other three youths, they were only second level Core Formation martial artists, and they would remain inside the Dawnshroud Mountain Range forever.
Only eight youths remained from the final 11 youths in Squad Three.
"If we were any slower, we would all have to remain there forever.... Supposedly, in these beast tides, the fierce beasts that lead the charge are of comparatively lower strength, whereas all the formidable fierce beasts follow behind; therefore, there is no lack of Origin Core Stage existences among them." Xiao Yu had a fearful expression.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Just at this moment, many figures dashed out of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range.
The three people in the lead were precisely the other three Centurions... and a group of youths in a sorry state followed behind them.
Yu Xiang and Tian Hu were both among the group of youths.
There weren't many youths remaining in Squad Two, Squad Four, and Squad Five.
Every squad only had less than 10 members that survived.
Squad Five was the worst off, as only four members remained.
"Where's Squad One?" After the four Centurions gathered together, they noticed that there wasn't any movement from within the Dawnshroud Mountain Range for a period of time. They looked at each other questioningly.
"Squad One..." Duan Ling Tian had a strange expression.
The entire Squad One couldn't have remained within the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, right?
Didn't their instructor go missing three months ago?
In the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, at the resting area of Squad One.
Facing the beast tide that was menacingly approaching...
"Not good, it's a beast tide." The expression of the group of youths all distorted.
"The end of the first round of the training will end in three days... But having a beast tide at this time is slightly weird."
"Could it be that the instructor that concealed himself for three months drew the beast tide over? And wants us to eliminate three people from our remaining group of 13?"
"Then should we flee or not?"
"Since it's a beast tide drawn over by the instructor, it shouldn't have any formidable fierce beasts. We can just kill them all..."
"Yeah, if we flee, then we probably will be eliminated!"
The group of youths from Squad One were filled with bravery as they charged towards the beast tide that approached menacingly, and a battle unfolded.
Su Li entered the fray as well, killing a fierce beast with each sword strike... extremely easily.
Suddenly, a strange beast roar entered Su Li's ears, causing his expression to instantly turn extremely grim.
Su Li didn't dare hesitate as his body jerked before flashing towards the outside of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range...
At the same time, he caught his breath and warned,
"Hurry up and flee! It's a seventh level Core Formation Stage Thunder Lion!"