Edited by: VindiFan#1 & Arya
The Burrowing Demon Python is one of the hardest demon beasts to deal with at the level of Foundation Establishment.
“Sword cultivator, how did you find me?” the Burrowing Demon Python hissed out a venomous mist, angrily asked.
“Being companions with demons isn’t a good thing, the longer you do, the more your consciousness falls, why don’t you become a spirit beast instead, senior?” Gu Qing Shan advised it.
The Burrowing Demon Python circled around Gu Qing Shan, hissing: “I also wanted to be a spirit beast, but sadly, being spirit beast means I won’t have human flesh to eat”
Gu Qing Shan glanced unexpectedly at the camp behind, because he didn’t feel anything.
How strange, why is no one coming out despite such a huge commotion?
Before he could think clearly, the Burrowing Demon Python has already attacked.
As it spits out venom all over, Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but retreated backwards.
As the Burrowing Demon Python pursued him without letting go, the two of them moved further and further away from the camp.
Seeing that, Gu Qing Shan slightly shifted his body and blinked back to the camp gate.
“Sly sword cultivator!” Burrowing Demon Python hissed in a low voice.
A sky-high flame emits from inside the camp.
Not good! Gu Qing Shan’s expression changed, wanting to return, but the Burrowing Demon Python had attacked him again.
Having similar cultivation, the Burrowing Demon Python’s poison isn’t something he could ignore.
Gu Qing Shan had to deal with him first.
Phantoms were forming on sword, ready to unleash a strong attack at any moment.
But very strangely, Burrowing Demon Python was circling around him, getting ready to strike, but it always kept a certain distance and doesn’t really attack.
Gu Qing Shan was estimating the distance between them ————-even Ground Shrink won’t be able to cover this distance.
Staying so far away, so it wants to buy time?
Gu Qing Shan understood clearly, slashing to push it back and immediately made for the camp.
Seeing so, the Burrowing Demon Python slithered forward and spit out another cloud of venom, wanting to stop Gu Qing Shan in his tracks.
It wants to stall me here, not letting me to come back to reinforce them!
Gu Qing Shan has confirmed so.
He took out the Night Rain and instantly activated his Skills.
30 arrows turned into grey shadows, attacking the Burrowing Demon Python.
The Burrowing Demon Python didn’t expect him to be able to attack from range so it wasn’t able to react in time and got pierced by all of them.
Gu Qing Shan’s hands didn’t stop, he unloaded a full quiver in a single breath.
Being shot into a porcupine, the Burrowing Demon Python didn’t dare to rush forward anymore.
Fine, this sword cultivator is too strong, I don’t gain anything risking my life fighting him, the mission is done anyways.
It’s not too late to deal with the sword cultivator when there’s only himself left in this bunch.
Thinking so, the Burrowing Demon Python silently slithered away.
Gu Qing Shan rushed into the camp, instantly recognizing two more Burrowing Demon Python in the small camp.
Zhang Fang was blocking for the female cultivators, bloodied all over.
His Xiao Qi Chaplain armor was still relatively unscathed, but a few venomous spikes has pierced through the gaps in the armor there the blood was seeping out.
Bai Hai Dong was lying on the ground, coughing up blood.
Gu Qing Shan gritted his teeth and angrily roared: “Die!”
He suddenly disappeared and showed up again next to a Burrowing Demon Python, the Earth sword pointing straight at its head.
The Earth sword and himself combined into one, turning into a silver crescent moon.
The Burrowing Demon Python’s head was lopped off, its long body convulsing, thrashing about.
The other Burrowing Demon Python opened its mouth, wanted to spit out venom, but Gu Qing Shan was able to take advantage of that, shot a Demon Slaying Arrow into its mouth and blew up its head.
After the two pythons died, Gu Qing Shan didn’t even bother to look at them, rushing to where Zhang Fang was.
Tapping his Inventory Bag, Gu Qing Shan quickly took out a pill and put it in Zhang Fang’s mouth.
“It’s an antidote pill, swallow it quickly!” he said.
Zhang Fang pushed his hand away, saying: “It’s too late, the venom has already seeped into my circulation system”
“I did my best to hold out until you returned, now she doesn’t have to die”
He turned around, looking at Liu Qing Yan softly, sighing: “Hah, but I would’ve preferred to survive as well”
Saying so, his head slowly lowered, his body stiffen and no longer moved.
His spirit energy wave is also extinguished.
Liu Qing Yan stared at him at a loss, her tears were silently streaming down.
The other female cultivators were crying loudly.
Gu Qing Shan turned Bai Hai Dong over, shouted: “Where is Li Chu Chen?”
“We didn’t see him” Bai Hai Dong breathed heavily as he replied.
Gu Qing Shan scanned him with his inner sight, then put a pill in his mouth.
“Where did these two Burrowing Demon Python come from?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“From the camp’s front” Liu Qing Yan wiped her tears as she replied.
Hearing that, Gu Qing Shan’s body almost froze.
He was on look-out at the camp’s back, while Li Chu Chen was at the front.
“Wasn’t there an alarm formation and defensive formation? You guys couldn’t prepare for it at all?”
“The formations failed again, just like how it did back in Water Valley Camp” Liu Qing Yan answered, still crying.
Gu Qing Shan walked up, carefully examined the camp’s formation plates.
The plates are very finely damaged, this type of damage isn’t significant enough to notice, but was perfectly able to make the formations inside fail.
Gu Qing Shan took out some new plates, once again arranging the layers of formation.
“I’ve put the formations up again, everyone stays where you are, no one touches them, I’ll kill anyone who does!”
Saying so, he rushed at the front of the camp.
The front was an open area with perfect vision all around.
Gu Qing Shan gave Li Chu Chen this place to guard because of how easy it is to defend.
Walking forward, Gu Qing Shan took a look around.
The plants here weren’t at all damaged, there weren’t even any venomous fumes remaining in the air.
Using inner sight to scan around, he could tell there wasn’t any spirit energy dissipating.
———there was no fighting here at all!
That means, Li Chu Chen did nothing and ran.
Gu Qing Shan just stood there in shock, speechless.
From afar, Li Chu Chen was running back.
“I got lured away” Li Chu Chen breathed heavily, asking: “What’s the situation?”
“Zhang Fang is dead” Gu Qing Shan answered.
“What!” Li Chu Chen made a surprised expression.
“Go and say goodbye to him” Gu Qing Shan sighed.
“Hah, that type of monster is too strong, getting hit just a bit and you’ll die, how could he have been so careless” Li Chu Chen shook his head in regret.
He quickly went back inside the camp together with Gu Qing Shan.
Entering the camp, the two of them stood by Zhang Fang’s corpse.
Li Chu Chen sighed, about to say something.
But Gu Qing Shan had already pulled out his sword, stabbing through his chest.
——within 5 steps, if any sword cultivator were to suddenly attack, very few who are the same realm as them will be able to block.
Not to mention a sword cultivator at Gu Qing Shan’s level.
Li Chu Chen opened his eyes wide, touching the sword through his chest and fell down.
“Why…did you…?” he asked.
Gu Qing Shan’s expression didn’t change a single bit: “I’m a Xiao Qi, you’re a Yu Wu. I ordered you to guard the front of the camp, yet you left on your own”
“During a march, disobeying orders is directly harming everyone else, according to military law, you must be executed”
“Pay for your sins”
Saying so, Gu Qing Shan lopped off his head.
The corpse fell straight down.
Gu Qing Shan doesn’t mind the group’s fearful eyes, searching the headless body, he took out a few spirit beast bags.
Taking them, his face was very conflicted.
“All of you wait here, I’m going to search for clues outside”
He then left.