The Inverted Dragon's Scale Chapter 268-270
Chapter 268: You wolf scum! ！
The flaming purple-red sword plunged into the body of the wolf king, like a long awl cutting through a piece of white paper, like a knife stabbing into a block of tofu.
The sword pierced right through the wolf king's body, ripping a large hole in the middle of its stomach.
The wolf king's body ruptured, the tip of the huge sword pushed into the flesh of its stomach and emerged on the other side. The blazing flames continued to spread downward with an unbearable murderous spirit.
"The wolf king is killed——"
"It's definitely dead——"
"His sword stabbed through the wolf king, amazing——"——
Everyone looked at Lin Canghai in awe-stricken amazement, who was descending like the god of death. They watched his sword kill the wolf king, freezing the tremendous body of the wolf king on this dark night, and ending this battle with a crushing power.
But strange things quickly followed.
There was not a drop of blood flowing out from the wound, and the scene of blood spraying across the vast sky that the people expected did not happen.
As though the wolf king's stomach was made from air and there was nothing inside.
No heart, no liver, no intestines and no blood.
Only beams of light erupted out from its belly, like his sword had opened a magical space-time gate, unleashing a red coloured ball wrapped in skin.
The red light was bright and dazzling, shining with boundless radiance.
Even the moonlight of the red moon high in the sky seemed slightly inferior. The red light that was released from the wolf king's stomach merged with the moonlight, causing the red sky to be an even stronger blaze of colour.
The wolf king let out an earthshaking roar.
Tens of thousands of wolf responded.
The red wolves that had surrounded Li Muyang and the others also looked up to the sky and howled, as though they had endless hatred and dissatisfaction with the entire world.
"You stupid human beings——" A voice that seemed to have been through vast ages of the world echoed from the distant sky, drilling into everyone's ears.
That voice was very strange. Although it spoke in human language, there was an indescribable pain and suffering. It was as though the speaker had the ability to speak, but had not spoken for thousands of years.
His throat was torn and badly wounded.
"During the divine dragon period, here was the gathering place for red wolves. You dare to hurt the son of the great red moon——" The voice continued to ring in the ears, like a broken gong was struck forcefully next to the ear, almost tearing a person's eardrum.
When this sentence resounded, the wolf king's body suddenly burst into flames.
Its red hair was blazing, its head burning, and its four feet were also ignited into four giant fireballs.
Its whole body was bathed in flames, but the red flame did not hurt it, and instead made it appear more powerful and savage.
Being surrounded by the fire, the wolf king's already tremendous body seemed to have grown several times in size, like a towering mountain in the sky. Even more than half of the moonlight was blocked by its body.
"You all have to die."
The wolf king suddenly jerked its body forward as though heading straight towards the blade.
Lin Canghai was hurled away by the wolf king.
Lin Canghai did not think that his sword 'falling stars' which could destroy cities could not kill this giant wolf, and instead aggravated his fierce nature and made it changed form in mid air once again.
At this moment the wolf king was extremely frightening – he suddenly felt powerless and not knowing what to do.
With his sword still stabbed in the wolf king's body, he carefully observed the wolf king's movements.
When he saw the wolf king suddenly jumped up, he reacted, pulled out his sword and leapt towards the high altitude.
Unfortunately, the wolf king was too fast, and after changing form it was much stronger than before.
Even though he was on the alert, Lin Canghai was still struck directly.
He spurted out a mouthful of blood, stepped onto the wolf king's head and flew to the left. This was to avoid the rising force of the wolf king.
His feet were lit by the flames around the wolf king's body and spread to the upper half of his body like a bolt of lightning.
Lin Canghai hurriedly kicked off the boots from his feet, and the boots were reduced to ashes in the air before falling to the ground.
If he had not taken off his shoes in time, his entire body would have been melted.
The fire was too powerful.
Before Lin Canghai had the time to check if his inner organs were injured, he once again clasped his sword firmly and went to greet the wolf king that was charging straight at him.
"Bad." Li Muyang's eyebrows twisted as he said in a low voice. "Canghai may be at a disadvantage. I'll go help him."
With that, Li Muyang was about to soar into the sky.
"Li Muyang——" Qiandu shouted. "It is the flames of the red moon. The book 'mutation' said that a mutant red wolf can consume the light of the red moon as energy for it to survive, but it is also the best spiritual qi and substance for cultivation. The wolf king is the son of the red moon and can communicate directly with the red moon. It does not need to eat or drink, and only absorbs the moonlight of the red moon——The moonlight stored in its stomach is their energy field. Adding to this, they can turn moonlight into fire, which is what we call the flames of the red moon——The flames of the red moon and the water of the weak water are known to be unique. There's nothing the water of the weak water cannot drown and the flames of the red moon cannot burn. You must be careful, you must not contend with the flames of the red moon."
"I understand." Li Muyang's eyes swept across the red wolves that were more threatening than before. "You have to be careful too, these red wolves——there is too many of them."
Once Li Muyang finished, he leaped towards the sky.
Before he left for this survival training, he specially took the Understand Heaven Sword that he received from Cui Zhaoren.
Clasping tightly the Understand Heaven Sword he charged ahead. When he saw the scene of Lin Canghai looking battered and exhausted evading the flames of the red moon that gushed out from the wolf king's mouth, he slipped behind the wolf king and lunged his sword at the wolf's buttock.
Just then, the huge wolf king suddenly twisted around, its blood red eyes unblinkingly stared at Li Muyang.
Li Muyang came to a stop in mid-air, he could not lunge his sword any further forward.
He also stared wide-eyed at the wolf king, not able to understand what this huge wolf was thinking about.
"Who are you?" The wolf king asked. The strange-sounding voice echoed again.
"I am——Yan Xiangma." Li Muyang said with a somewhat embarrassed tone. "I——came to say hello to you."
"Yan Xiangma——" The wolf king chewed over the name. In its memory this name was extremely unfamiliar. "There is a familiar aura on you——"
Li Muyang gaped in stunned surprise, thinking that the wolf knew that he is the embodiment of the dragon?
It is said that a dog's nose is the most sensitive and wolves and dogs are the same family in ancient times, which means wolf also has a very sensitive nose.
"Of course it is familiar." Li Muyang said angrily. "Because I'm a human, you have eaten countless of human beings before——you have eaten our fellow citizen's flesh and drank our fellow citizen's blood, how could you not be familiar with our bodies?"
"I don't eat human beings." The wolf king snapped. It felt insulted. "Human beings such lowly creatures, filthy and foul-smelling, how can I eat their flesh and drink their blood? I'm the son of the red moon. I only need to absorb the essence of the red moon to live forever, and shine forever like the red moon. "
"It seems that this thing had lived for a long time, it's possible that it knows the old dragon." Li Muyang thought. Old and immortal——it really is a wolf scum.
Having listened to the wolf king's explanation, Li Muyang suddenly remembered that a fellow schoolmate had said to him that the wolf king do not drink or eat. He realised he had really accused it wrongly.
"You must have secretly eaten human before." Li Muyang cried. "How can you live in this world without drinking or eating? You must be trying to make yourself look different than the other wolves. So you said that you do not drink or eat——Some monks also say that they don't eat meat, but they secretly hide chicken in their sleeves——Yes, I also know a Taoist monk, he said he doesn't kill, but he forced his disciples to kill for him. He said he doesn't eat meat but he drinks chicken broth every time——"
For some reason, Li Muyang began to accuse his teachers of bad behavior. Perhaps because this resentment had been bottled up inside for too long and he had no courage to say it to their face, he now could only complain to a wolf.
"You stupid human——" The wolf king was enraged, the fire around him blazed up more fiercely. "I will tear you apart and let my citizens gnaw at your every bone."
"Idiot." Li Muyang shouted. "You don't even know how to talk clearly in human language, what makes you qualified to be a wolf?"
The wolf king was silent for a long time, trying very hard to figure out the logic of this sentence, until it realised that it was completely illogical and it grew more furious.
It opened its mouth and breathed out the flames of the red moon at Li Muyang. The coverage was so wide that it almost seemed that it had drown Li Muyang's body.
Li Muyang consecutively twisted and turned to avoid the attack of the red moon fire.
While fleeing, Li Muyang urgently screamed, "Lin Canghai, have you taken your medicine yet?"
The reason Li Muyang deliberately talked to the wolf king was to stall for time, so that Lin Canghai had the time to take pills to heal his wounded body.
But now that the wolf king had gone berserk and was aiming all its attack at him, Li Muyang felt that he could not deal with it himself.
Also, Qiandu had told him about the power of the flames of the red moon and that he must not contend with it.
Li Muyang did not dare to come into contact with the flames of the red moon, or his body would be incinerated into crushed bones.
Crushed bones are worse than a wolf scum!
"Come." Lin Canghai bellowed, his long sword swinging down at the wolf king's head.
Chapter 269: The ties between the dragon and wolf!
Your words are so nasty!
Even wolves don't like it.
When Lin Canghai and Li Muyang were together, the wolf king evidently liked Li Muyang less.
Just now it was violently breathing out fire at Lin Canghai and before Li Muyang could stab its buttocks, it immediately twisted around to glare at Li Muyang.
But now that it was about to emit a jet of fire from its mouth at Li Muyang and Lin Canghai administered several sword attacks from behind, it did not respond, fixing its stare on Li Muyang.
The flames of the red moon was too fierce, Li Muyang dared not to risk it.
So, when the wolf king was madly spiting out fire, he could not counterattack, and could only dodge to the left and right and running in an S-shaped curve in the air.
Worried about Li Muyang's safety, Lin Canghai closely followed the wolf king from behind, waving his sword and swinging out a shower of shooting stars, but the sword qi could only slash bloodless wounds across the wolf king's body.
Li Muyang was enraged.
He was the new and official dragon king, but was being attacked by a wolf like this, if he does not fight back any time soon, wouldn't he lose his dragon face?
A humiliation like that was unacceptable to Li Muyang.
He was affected by the dragon inside him.
Li Muyang decided to fight back.
The understand heaven sword was clasped firmly in his left hand and his right hand was balled into a fist.
There was a blazing bolt of lightning that flashed across the sky. Sharp cracks of thunder pierced the air with a deafening noise.
Li Muyang's threw out a punch in midair, and the lightning streaked right onto his palm.
Above his fist and in the palm of his hand were bolts of lightning, like roaming dragons.
Li Muyang suddenly took a 90 degrees turn, throwing out a punch at the wolf king's head.
The lightning in the sky responded to the power of the punch, shooting toward the wolf king with an explosive force.
The wolf king had just opened his mouth and flames were already gushing out.
Lightning flashed and struck its body, sending it flying away.
Frighten Dragon Fist!
Hand of lightning!
This was the second move of the Frighten Dragon Fist, able to control the lightning of the sky with your hand, refine it to become your own power and then throw it out to crush your opponents.
"Awoooo——" The wolf king cried.
Hu hu hu——呼呼呼——
The wolf king's body spun and turned several times as it hurtled through the air, like a shooting star that was circling non-stop.
"Awooo——" The red wolves howled tragically in response, as if the punch had struck their head.
After several flips, the wolf king's body finally came to a stop at the heavenly skies.
A deep crack appeared across the wolf king's head, emitting the same red light as before.
It was the trace that the lightning had left behind. If not for the timely defensive stance it took, the wolf king's entire head would have been ruptured by the lightning.
Even the son of the red moon could not contend with the power of lightning.
Evidently, the damaging power of Li Muyang's fist was much stronger than that of the sword of Lin Canghai.
The wolf king hovered in mid-air for a while, uttering several howls, and even its breathing became heavy.
Its eyes turned blood red, as though filled with blood.
He cast a wary stare at Li Muyang, thinking hard about something, like recalling something from the distant past.
Lin Canghai darted over to Li Muyang's side and stood next to him, panting, "You all right?"
"I'm fine, you?"
"After eating two heart protecting pills, my body feels better now——This wolf is powerful, I almost died after being hit by it——" Lin Canghai said. "Luckily you appeared just in time, otherwise being chased by it I wouldn't be able to take treatment and my blood qi would not flow smooth. I was almost eaten by the wolf."
Lin Canghai's face was filled with fear, that moment was indeed too dangerous.
"I'm glad you're fine." Li Muyang said. "Let's get rid of it together."
"Good, if brothers unite, their strength can cut through metal." Lin Canghai said with a smile. "In the ancient times, the starry sky heroes united to slay the dragon, today we will join hands to slaughter the wolf——"
"——" Li Muyang wanted to kick Lin Canghai into the wolf's den.
Do you know how to speak? Why must he stab at someone's weakness——
The wounded wolf king was not as fierce as before, its blood red eyes were filled of confusion.
Finally, the cloud of confusion disappeared from its eyes and it stared in shock at Li Muyang. "You are——the descendant of the dragon?"
"What descendant of the dragon?" Lin Canghai said loudly. "The descendants of the dragon are dragons, Li Muyang is clearly a human——are you an idiot?"
Li Muyang knew that it had recalled something from his Frighten Dragon Fist move, his heart pounded anxiously and the thought of silencing the wolf crossed his mind.
Of course, he could not display too much anger or that would make people suspect that what the wolf king said is true?
Li Muyang laughed bitterly. "I do not know what dragon or phoenix you're talking about, I am not their descendants——However, your method of provocation is too childish. Taking into account your cultivation, I wanted to spare your life, but I did not expect you to be so despicable and so sinister. Then do not blame me for being ruthless. The time of your death is here, prepare to die today."
"You planned to spare it?" Lin Canghai asked.
"I intentionally said that." Li Muyang whispered.
"Oh, than would make us human seem merciful, and that we have compassion for all living creatures——"
"The main reason is that I don't want to violate the Kingdom's animal protection laws——" Li Muyang explained.
"You know the Frighten Dragon Fist——" The wolf king grumbled, evidently unwilling to accept Li Muyang's false allegations, his voice was quivering with rage but more of fear. "You know Frighten Dragon Fist. What you just display was a real dragon's Frighten Dragon Fist——I won't be wrong. I will never forget it."
Li Muyang looked startled at the wounded wolf king, could it be that the old dragon had also injured it before? What kind of story had happened between them?
And if the wolf king and the old dragon did have some kind of grudges and dispute between them, then its age——really is too frightening.
Perhaps it did not lie, and it really does not drink or eat and only relied on the light of the red moon to survive and live an endless life.
This was a divine beast!
Only a divine beast has such an endless lifespan and has the same immortal body as the fairy and deities.
"So noisy, I don't know what you're talking about." Li Muyang looked blankly at the wolf king. "Let's kill it together."
"No problem." Lin Canghai clenched his sword as response. "It tried to ruin the relationship between us, but the most ridiculous thing was saying that you are the descendant of the dragon clan——It is insane. Kill it."
"You can't kill me." The wolf king looked at Li Muyang.
"I do not agree." Li Muyang almost laughed out loud. "You just gushed out fire at me and tried to kill me. Now it's my turn to dominate, but I can't kill you?"
"You made a promise to me." The wolf king stated, staring at Li Muyang.
Chapter 270: Dance with wolf!
"You made a promise to me." The Wolf King said to Li Muyang.
When this reached the ears of Qiandu and Lin Canghai, they were both perplexed by these baffling words.
The enemy that tried to kill them, was now shouting that someone made it a promise——which is the truth?
Even third-rated writers would be embarrassed to write such a romantic moment, right? Readers will curse at the writer.
Only Li Muyang understood the meaning of these words, it was not his promise but a promise that the old dragon had made.
However, why should he pay the debt that the old dragon owes?
Also, debt is discharged upon death; the old dragon is already gone, the debt should be cancelled, right? Is there such thing as 'human pays dragon's debts'?
"I don't know him."
Li Muyang's first reaction was to refuse; he did not want to take the debt upon himself without any reason. He was a cautious and somewhat petty man.
However, after a little hesitation, Li Muyang decided to find out what was this about.
Who knew whether it was to ask the old dragon to accept it as his little brother or it wants to offer its many valuables and treasures to the Dragon King but the Dragon King had not accepted or rejected its promise yet——
Li Muyang had always been a child that liked fantasy fairy tales. He wanted to be a great writer back then.
He once wrote a novel and gave it to Li Shinian to read, but when Li Shinian said in a very disgusted tone 'it's extremely bad', his dreams of being a writer was shattered.
"I made you a promise?" I don't remember anything." Li Muyang looked at the Wolf King.
"Don't think of denying it." The Wolf King face was red with rage, threatening in a fierce voice. "Your ancestor borrowed my wolf pearl to enter the weak water. He said that when he obtains the heart of the weak water, he would lend me it for three years to wash the marrow of the bones and refine the body. I consume the light of the red moon as food, and I belong to the fire attribute. If I can receive the cleansing of the heart of the weak water, I can obtain the essence of weak water. Then, with fire and water attributes inside and outside, my powers will be much stronger than before."
Li Muyang's mind fretted, looking at the Wolf King with a smile across his face, he said: "I see, although I'm still not very clear what happened, but since it was my ancestor who borrowed from you——this debt should be repaid. A man's promise is worth thousands of gold. Our family does not have any man that does not pay back their debt."
The Wolf King stretched out a huge paw, "If you want to pay back your debts, give me the heart of the weak water."
"Li Muyang, you have the heart of the weak water?" Lin Canghai whispered anxiously. Let alone such a sacred weapon like the heart of the weak water, he had not even seen the weak water before. "Besides, your ancestors are in Jiangnan city, how could they come to the water illusion to find the Wolf King to borrow things from? Don't listen to the nonsense. Wolves are cunning, it must be lying to us."
Lin Canghai was thinking that Li Muyang is crazy, and this wolf is also crazy.
He had read about the stories of the weak water spirit in ancient books, and after coming to Starry Sky Academy, Teacher Yang had also specifically mentioned about the weak water spirit, one of the three main divine weapons to slay a dragon——
This sort of world-famous magical weapon—is it something that an ordinary person can covet?
This man and wolf was discussing this object like discussing Chinese cabbage. One was demanding for it and the other asking to return it. Do they think people are idiots?
"You stupid human——" The Wolf King was enraged. There was someone that dares to wrongly accuse him of lying, if it really was lying, would he have waited tens of thousands of years for the debt to be repaid?
"Don't worry. It's okay." Li Muyang whispered. "It has mistaken me for someone else. So I'm trying to take advantage of its mistake."
"I'm not mistaken." The Wolf King felt as though a knife was inserted into his chest. A buzzing noise sounded sharply next to its ears, making it extremely uncomfortable. "I usually stay in the Wolf Cave to cultivate, absorbing the light of the red moon each day to withstand heavenly tribulation. The last time I left the cave was hundreds of years ago, when someone broke into my Wolf Cave. I had to come out to fight it. Do you think a few human bandits deserve to be dealt with by the king himself?"
"They why did you come out today?"
"Because I smelled a familiar scent." The Wolf King's red eyes were unblinkingly fixed on Li Muyang. "Although thousands of years have passed, but I know that this is a scent that I'm familiar with——Even the transformations of the world, and the changes of time and space, would not make me forget it."
Li Muyang was speechless. No wonder that the wise man always said that, to make a person remember you, you have to either make them fall in love with you or make them hate you. Or borrow money from them.
This, this was the truth of the world.
The old dragon had made a promise to the Wolf King, and even though thousands of years have passed, it still could not forget about it. It abandoned its training when it smelled a familiar scent and came running here to find him to collect the debt——Every debt collector has a sad past.
"Then since you came to demand repayment, why do you want to kill me?" Li Muyang asked loudly.
"Because when I came her I realised that you are not the person I'm looking for——the closer, the fainter the scent. I thought I was tricked, so I placed my wrath on you and the other human beings." The Wolf King explained frankly, without the intention of hiding anything.
Li Muyang understood. When Qiandu and him were playing the song 'Ambush on ten sides' together, the Wolf King must have sensed the mysterious smell that exuded from his body.
Li Muyang was not sure whether the Wolf King had heard the old dragon played the song 'ambush on all ten sides', but presumably when he was performing this song, his body exuded some kind of scent that was connected or perhaps the same to the old dragon.
So, the Wolf King came step by step to find him to demand repayment.
At that time it was relatively restrained. Although fuming inwardly, it dared not overdo it——because it knew that the dragon clan was stronger than it.
However, when it found out that the person it was looking for was not here, it could no longer restrain the anger inside its heart, rose high into the air and breathed out fire, as though it must completely eliminate this guy that lured it out of its cave as revenge.
When he performed the Frighten Dragon Fist, the smell that the Wolf King was familiar with appeared again——
Li Muyang felt deeply worried, could he use the Dragon Clan's secret techniques in the future?
If he does not use it, then he most likely could not win against other people and would be bullied. For example, just now, he was bullied by a wolf.
If he use it, then it would easily be recognised by the old dragon's enemy or the human beings that has knowledge deep like the sea.
"Being a little dragon is really hard." Li Muyang sighed inwardly.
He looked at the Wolf King and said, "I can't give you it now."
"You want to deceive me again." The Wolf King flew into a rage. If not because it knew about the strength of the Frighten Dragon Fist, and that it was uncertain of Li Muyang's identity, thinking that he might be the old dragon's descendant——it would not had restrained its anger and barbaric behaviour in front of Li Muyang.
No matter how fierce a wolf is, it still is not as noble and majestic as a dragon's descendant.
Wolves are called animals, although it does not think so. But dragons are half divine beings. They had magical powers, and are the one that controls and dominated the world.
Of course, because the Wolf King rarely left its cave, it was almost isolated from the rest of the world. It was unaware of the matters of the divine continent, so it did not know that its debtor's clan was almost massacred by the human race.
The mighty divine race that red moon wolf, a mythological creature, feared, was eliminated by the inferior and weak human race that they looked down on——This was a wonderful irony that demonstrated the mighty force of the human race.
"I did not take the heart of the weak water, how can I give it to you for three years to refine your body?" Li Muyang asked in response, indifferent to the Wolf King's attitude. Since he already possessed the Frighten Dragon Fist, and the opponent seemed very frightened of it, if worst comes to worst, they would end with a fight, and once the Wolf King dies he could take its wolf pearl.
Although Li Muyang did not know what sort of object the wolf pearl was, or its uses.
But, since the old dragon came to borrow the Wolf King's wolf pearl, it shows how important it actually is.
Also, where is the weak water? Why does the old dragon want to obtain the heart of the weak water?
Li Muyang thought long and hard, but found that in his memory there was not an image of the wolf king or anything related, and there was not even the existence of the heart of the weak water anywhere.
In other words, it was an insignificant existence that does not even deserve a mention in the old dragon's mind?
Or, because the old dragon has memories from too long ago, he could not remember——The Dragon King's tears, although it can be said as a microcosm of the dragon's lifetime of knowledge and skills, it is still only a microcosm. It could not wrap up all the information in a short period of time. Only deeply memorable things or something he most cared about was placed inside.
"The heart of the weak water is not in your hands?"
"No." Li Muyang shook his head. "The heart of the weak water is still in the weak water."
"You're not lying to me?"
"Why would I lie to you? Our trip this time, was precisely to retrieve the heart of the weak water——"
Li Muyang winked at Lin Canghai, and Lin Canghai immediately understood. He knew that Li Muyang said all this to trick the Wolf King to send them to retrieve the spirit of the weak water.
This purpose of this trip to the illusion of water, was to train and hunt for treasures. They would each encounter their own adventures, but if their group of people could obtain an ancient weapon, the spirit of weak water——they would definitely be the team with the greatest reward.
"You cannot find the heart of the weak water." The Wolf King snorted.
"So, we need your help." The way Li Muyang pulled his lips back made him looked more like a wolf than the Wolf King. "You lend me the wolf pearl, and I'll go find the heart of the weak water——that way, I can repay the debt back then, what do you think?"
"You think I'm an idiot?" The wolf King smiled coldly. "What if I don't lend it to you?"
"Think about it, my ancestor already owe you three years, if I can obtain the heart of the weak water, I can lend it to you for another three years. That means, by letting me borrow the wolf pearl, I can lend you the heart of the weak water for 6 years——Think about it, you will gain a huge profit in this transaction?"
"Of course, if you don't lend me it, I won't be able to retrieve the heart of the weak water, I can't repay the debt that my ancestor owes you, and you won't gain anything——Your thousands of years of waiting would be wasted, and the ties of borrowing the wolf pearl would be gone." Li Muyang seriously analysed the situation for the Wolf King. "What do you think? Are you lending it to me or not?"