Chapter 212: Stone Monkey Returning A Favor
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that this group of Stone Monkeys was taking revenge for their kin.
The corpse of the Black Cloud Python was quickly shredded into pieces so small that an intact piece was nowhere to be found.
"Beast Core!" Before long, Duan Ling Tian saw the Black Cloud Python's Beast Core.
The Second Monkey King directly grabbed onto the Beast Core before stuffing it into its mouth and swallowing it, and its pair of dark gold eyes revealed a sense of fierceness.
Moreover, after that group of Stone Monkeys had torn apart the corpse of the Black Cloud Python, their red eyes once again gazed at Duan Ling Tian, and the killing intent within their eyes had no indication of dissipating.
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly. These Stone Monkey's wouldn't pounce directly on me and tear me into pieces, right?
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
And just at this moment, the group of Stone Monkeys that Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had just drawn away had returned.
They looked at the Great Monkey King and shook their small heads as they extended their monkey claws to gesture while occasionally pointing at Duan Ling Tian.
Although Duan Ling Tian didn't understand their gestures, he could guess that these Stone Monkeys ought to be reporting about the matter of Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang to the Great Monkey King.
"Roar roar~" The Great Monkey King looked at Duan Ling Tian, and its roar contained rage mixed within, seeming to be saying that Duan Ling Tian had lied to it.
"Monkey King, don't get worked up...Those two friends of mine bore no ill intentions either. Since your subjects were unable to catch up to them, that would mean their strength is inferior to my two friends. If we bore ill intentions, they would have surely attacked your subjects." Duan Ling Tian extended his hand to make gestures as he said this to the Great Monkey King.
"Roar roar~" Just when Duan Ling Tian noticed the Great Monkey King's mood calm down and heaved a sigh of relief, the Second Monkey King abruptly jumped out, and its dark gold eyes revealed icy coldness as it stared at Duan Ling Tian.
Subsequently, it gestured towards the Great Monkey King. The Great Monkey King nodded, then its gaze towards Duan Ling Tian become slightly colder.
"Not good!" Duan Ling Tian's heart jerked, and he noticed an awe-inspiring killing intent arise from the Second Monkey King's body before it directly pounced at him.
"I can save him!" At the moment the Second Monkey King pounced at him, Duan Ling Tian hurriedly released his trump card, extending his hand to point at the poisoned Stone Monkey.
"Roar!" The Great Monkey King roared in a low voice, and in practically the blink of an eye, it stood before Duan Ling Tian, blocking the attack of the Second Monkey King.
Duan Ling Tian could feel that the clothes on his back were completely drenched in sweat. Just now, he was so close to death!
"Roar roar~" The Great Monkey King roared in a low voice at Duan Ling Tian, and its frosty gold eyes revealed a trace of questioning.
"You don't have to doubt it, I'm an alchemist. Alchemist, understand?" Duan Ling Tian withdrew the cauldron from his Spatial Ring and shook in before the Great Monkey King.
Originally, Duan Ling Tian didn't count on the Great Monkey King to understand.
But unexpectedly, the Great Monkey King hesitated for a moment before nodding.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and swept his gaze across the group of Stone Monkeys that surrounded him before saying to the Great Monkey King, "Then that's fine. Alright, ask your subjects to retreat. I'm going to refine a medicinal pill for your subject."
"Roar roar~" The Great Monkey King roared in a low voice twice. This time it was directed towards the troop of monkeys.
For a moment, the troop of monkeys seemed to have found out from the Great Monkey King that Duan Ling Tian was able to save their kin, so they hurriedly retreated, and their crimson red eyes eased up slightly.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief, and under the gazes of the group of Stone Monkeys, Duan Ling Tian started refining the medicinal pill.
"If today's matter were to spread, then I'll have absolutely made history among alchemists...Making a fourth level Void Prying Stage or above demon beast Monkey King, a Half-step Void Stage Monkey King, and a group of Stone Monkeys spectate me refining a medicinal pill. Besides me, who would dare perform such a feat?" At this moment, a trace of complacency arose within Duan Ling Tian's heart. It was as if he'd already completely forgotten that he was refining a medicinal pill before so many Stone Monkeys for the sake of survival.
"Luckily, the Black Cloud Python is only a fierce beast, and its poison doesn't amount to much. A grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill is enough to completely remove the poison from the roots," Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly as he withdrew a pile of medicinal materials from his Spatial Ring.
That day, when Duan Ling Tian refined a grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill for the Divine Might Marquis Estate's Senior Marquis, some of the medicinal materials remained, and he never expected that they would be used here.
"Looks like I need to prepare some medicinal materials for the Spirit Cleansing Pill in the future, as it's able to save my life in a critical moment...." Duan Ling Tian could imagine how if he didn't have the medicinal materials for the grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill on hand today, his end would surely be similar to the Black Cloud Python's.
Duan Ling Tian was here leisurely refining a grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill, whereas Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang were hiding outside the gorge with anxious expressions.
"Why hasn't the Young Master come out yet?"
"Wait for a while longer. The Young Master doesn't seem like a short-lived person." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang could only quietly wait in torment.
Two hours later.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Three grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pills flew out of the medicinal cauldron and were caught by Duan Ling Tian his hand.
Duan Ling Tian walked over to the poisoned Stone Monkey. This Stone Monkey's body was currently cold. It had a jet-black complexion as if it was covered in a layer of dark clouds.
Duan Ling Tian helped the Stone Monkey open its mouth and fed a grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill to it.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian placed his hand on the Stone Monkeys back. He was prepared to use his Origin Energy to help the Stone Monkey dissolve the medicinal strength of the Spirit Cleansing Pill.
"Roar!" The Second Monkey King's eyes went cold when it saw this scene, and its body swayed, seeming to want to attack Duan Ling Tian.
"Roar~" The Great Monkey King stopped the Second Monkey King in time, as it obviously perceived that Duan Ling Tian bore no ill intent to that Stone Monkey.
After seeing the Stone Monkey's complexion recover and making sure the poison that had spread onto the monkeys claws was purged, Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief.
"Wuwu..." Meanwhile, the Stone Monkey that had its poison removed with Duan Ling Tian's help awoke, and its dark gold eyes flickered with a gentle sheen when it looked at Duan Ling Tian.
"It's OK now." Duan Ling Tian smiled to the Stone Monkey and supported it up.
Including the Second Monkey King, all the Stone Monkeys emitted excited roars when they saw their kin having recovered....
These roars were heard by Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, who were hiding outside the gorge, as well.
"Zhao Gang, the roars of these Stone Monkeys seems extremely excited...." Zhang Qian looked at Zhao Gang with a bewildered expression.
"Why are you looking at me? It's not like I know." Zhao Gang rolled his eyes at Zhang Qian before saying, in worry, "I wonder how the Young Master is now."
"Don't worry, the Young Master's surely blessed by the gods, for he's a good man." Even though Zhang Qian said this, his face was full of worry.
Within the gorge.
After Duan Ling Tian helped that Stone Monkey remove the poison, besides eliminating the hostility the Stone Monkeys felt towards him, the Great Monkey King extended his claw to point at the nearby small pond that was filled with Monkey Wine, obviously saying to Duan Ling Tian, "Feel free to take as much wine as you like!"
Duan Ling Tian started laughing. This Great Monkey King was rather sensible.
Just when Duan Ling Tian was about to use the cauldron to gather the Monkey Wine.
"Wuwu~" The Stone Monkey that was poisoned earlier cried out to Duan Ling Tian, then it transformed into a dark afterimage as it rushed into the Monkey Cave.
When it once again exited the cave, it brought out a gourd with it, and passed it to Duan Ling Tian while nodding like a human.
"Thanks." Duan Ling Tian received the gourd and smiled to the Stone Monkey.
In his heart, however, he couldn't help but sigh with emotion. A moment before, he was still panic-stricken, but at this moment, he'd gained the reward of his hardships.
He didn't have to steal the Monkey Wine any longer, as the Great Monkey King directly allowed him to gather it himself.
Duan Ling Tian gathered an entire gourd full of Monkey Wine and placed it within his Spatial Ring before standing up and looking at the Great Monkey King.
The Great Monkey King nodded to him, and its gold eyes revealed a gentle sheen.
"Keep these two medicinal pills. If one of your kin is poisoned in the future, ask them to consume it." Duan Ling Tian passed the other two grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pills to the Great Monkey King.
"Wuwu~" The other Stone Monkeys' gazes all shone, as they'd witnessed the effect of the medicinal pill earlier and knew the value of the medicinal pill.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that all the other Stone Monkeys, including the Second Monkey King, actually bowed to him like humans. This caused him to be overwhelmed by the unexpected favor for a moment....
Suddenly, he felt like these Stone Monkeys were rather cute.
After the Great Monkey King received the two grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pills from Duan Ling Tian, it actually bowed to Duan Ling Tian as well, causing Duan Ling Tian to be momentarily complacent.
This was a demon beast at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above!
"With my current relationship with the troop of Stone Monkeys, if I have an enemy in the future, would I be able to lure him in here and ask the Monkey King to help me kill him?" Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
But he knew that this was only a wild wish, as it was impossible for him to lure someone over a great distance to this Crosscut Mountain Range.
"Thank you for your Monkey Wine. I'll be leaving now. I'll come visit all of you if I have the chance in the future." Under the gazes of all the Stone Monkeys, Duan Ling Tian waved his hand at them before walking out of the gorge.
When he was just about to walk out of the gorge.
"Roar~" Suddenly, the Great Monkey King roared in a low voice.
Duan Ling Tian's face went pale. This Great Monkey King couldn't have regretted it and wants to return kindness with ingratitude, right?
However, Duan Ling Tian still obediently stopped his footsteps, and his scalp went slightly numb as he turned around to look at the Great Monkey King.
Only now did he notice that the Great Monkey King wasn't enraged. Instead, it nodded to him before looking at the Second Monkey King and waving his sharp claws. It was like it was communicating with the Second Monkey King.
"What does he want to do?" Duan Ling Tian questioned in his heart.
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian saw the Second Monkey King nod, then it directly flashed into the Monkey Cave.
Before long, the Second Monkey King came out again. Within its hand was a small gourd, and it passed the small gourd to the Great Monkey King.
The Great Monkey King held the small gourd as it walked towards Duan Ling Tian, and it passed the small gourd to Duan Ling Tian.
"This is?" Duan Ling Tian curiously opened the small gourd, brought it before his nose, and smelled it.
Instantly, a pungent smell of wine fragrance assaulted his nose.
The Origin Energy within Duan Ling Tian's body suddenly started roiling, causing Duan Ling Tian to feel his entire body burning. He was overcome with a burst of discomfort.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Raging Python Form!
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian directly circulated his cultivation technique, causing the Origin Energy within his body to follow the pathways of the Raging Python Form as it circulated within his body....
In the blink of an eyes, Duan Ling Tian noticed in astonishment that his Origin Energy had actually directly grown and broken through the bottleneck, directly stepping into the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage!
"This...." Duan Ling Tian was dumbstruck.
Even if he were to drink Monkey Wine, it would still be impossible for him to directly break through to the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage in the blink of an eye; it would at least require a few days to dissolve the wine's effect.
What the heck was in this small gourd?!