Chapter 301: The Relationship Between Monsters
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
While on their way to hunt down the Fire Phoenix, Lin Huang told Yi Yeyu and Li Lang why he was rushing the both of them.
"It's been an hour and a half since the Fire Phoenix appeared, so we cant be sure if it's still in the same location?" Yi Yeyu asked after hearing Lin Huangs explanation.
"Thats right, the Fire Phoenix found out about Bloodys detection seed and destroyed it. Theres no way that we could detect its exact whereabouts now." Lin Huang nodded.
"I came to the both of you as soon as I found out about it, the Fire Phoenix flies at over 2,000 kilometers per hour.
"How long will it take for us to get there?" Yi Yeyu asked.
"Its more than 1,000 kilometers away, so it should take around an hour."
"How do we kill the Fire Phoenix when we get there? This is a double mutated monster thats even more powerful than the Sanguine Skeleton Spirit that we encountered the last time." Li Lang asked a practical question that nobody could overlook.
"Everything will be alright if Ms. Yi can control the monster with her physique. But what if she cant, what should we do?"
Lin Huang and Yi Yeyu were silent. More than an hour later, the silence was finally broken after arriving at their destination. As they landed, the three of them recalled their monsters.
"When I looked around from up above there didnt seem to be any monsters in the nearby area." Li Lang said to Lin Huang.
"Dont worry." Lin Huang called out to Bloody who was hiding in his sleeve.
"Bloody, wheres the exact location that you discovered the Fire Phoenix?"
Since the coordinates that Bloody had marked were just an estimated area instead of an exact location, they now needed Bloody to point out the exact location for them. Bloody stuck out its head from Lin Huangs sleeve and looked around. It then spread out purple flowers and as they floated around, something came into Lin Huangs mind.
"Follow the flowers, be quiet, dont summon the flying mounts." Lin Huang passed Bloodys message to Yi Yeyu and Li Lang while he took the lead.
Yi Yeyu and Li Lang followed behind him. As they walked around, they headed into an area with many volcanoes. There were up to 100 active volcanoes with smoke billowing out of them. There were big and small ones, high and low. It was quite a scene to behold.
"Could it be hiding behind the volcanoes?" Li Lang guessed as he walked.
Lin Huang gestured to get him to be quiet. "Shh!"
The three of them followed behind the purple flowers quietly and got up to the tip of a volcano half an hour later. Seeing that the flower went through the tip and down, they followed the edge of the crater and walked to the other side of the volcano. What they saw on the other side shocked them. There was a huge lava lake that was blocked by all the volcanoes. Calling it a lake was not accurate as it was boundless. Its layout was out of the ordinary, hundreds of kilometers long and more like a lava sea than a lake.
"A sea thats completely made of lava" The three of them were stunned when they saw what was in front of them. Suddenly, the lava started rolling, a gigantic shadow plunged out of the lava sea. It was a giant bird with a golden crest and a tail with nine colors. What caught their attention was the bloody gigantic alligator and its purplish gold claws. The alligator was 70 to 80 meters long, it was no smaller than the giant bird and was covered in a black, hard metal cast that seemed very powerful. However, its neck was clamped by the giant bird. No matter how much it struggled, it could not get away from the birds claws.
"Is that a Blazing Alligator?" Li Lang asked Lin Huang in shock.
"Yes." Lin Huang was concerned as he watched. Yi Yeyu was frowning too, she did not look too good. The giant bird with its nine colored tail and golden crest was their target - a Fire Phoenix. The Blazing Alligator was a mutated monster from the fire elements, it was a ruthless double mutated transcendent monster. Such a giant-sized mutated transcendent monster was captured by the Fire Phoenix easily, it did not seem to have the strength to fight back. What they were looking at gave them a direct understanding of the Fire Phoenixs ability.
With the Blazing Alligator in its claws, the Fire Phoenix flew towards the volcanos where the three of them were located. They immediately bent down to avoid being seen, watching secretly with half of their heads showing at the crater. As the Blazing Alligator was tossed onto the ground, it seemed to know that it could not defeat the Fire Phoenix and instead attempted to jump into the lava sea. However, its neck was clamped by the Fire Phoenix that once again dashed from the air.
It struggled by moving its tail and body but it could not escape from under the Fire Phoenixs purplish, golden metal claws. The Fire Phoenix gave a deathly glare with its blue eyes, it had no plan to eat it as it watched the Blazing Alligator struggle in its claws. Soon, it seemed to know that it could never escape. The black metal cast started to change color and its body appeared to be filled with lava. Its black cast turned dark red at first, but soon it became a flaming red. The Blazing Alligator was covered in a flaming red crystal-like cast within seconds.
"Whats it doing?" Li Lang asked Lin Huang softly.
"This is its Crystallize skill. With that, its defense will peak." Lin Huang explained softly.
As Lin Huang said that, the Fire Phoenix used another claw to grab the Blazing Alligators back, easily breaking through its defense into its body. In its crystalized mode, the Blazing Alligator seemed to struggle for awhile due to the pain then stopped moving completely. The flaming red on its body was fading fast, returning back to its black cast within seconds.
"Is it dead?" Li Lang asked.
"I dont think so" Lin Huang was surprised with what he saw, he could still sense the Blazing Alligators aura. Later on, the Fire Phoenix removed its claw from the Blazing Alligators back and it shook again. The Fire Phoenix flapped its wings and flew up into the air letting go of the Blazing Alligator. The Blazing Alligator flipped its tail and dived into the lava sea not far away disappearing.
"Isnt it going to eat the Blazing Alligator? Why did it let it go?" Li Lang could not understand what he saw.
Lin Huang took a guess. "I think it wasnt planning on eating it, instead it was extracting the fire energy from within the Blazing Alligator" What they saw had never been documented before in the monster encyclopedia. It said on the monster encyclopedia that the only relationship between the monsters was either food or symbiosis. However, what they witnessed was nothing like that. It seemed like the relationship between monsters is more complicated than what humans could have ever imagined