Chapter 432: Ambush Nogiwa Takenobu
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In fact, Nogiwa had fallen into the long-planned trap. Lu Shu was the bait and Li Yixiao would ambush him.
Actually they could have waited for a while longer, as there were too many experts gathered here.
But the long-standing enmity between the Heavenly Network and the Collection of Gods made it impossible for Li Yixiao to hold back.
Besides, Li Yixiao had never waited for anybody!
His fist and tiger sign, the product of Li Yixiao’s over twenty years of painstaking practice, were fully paired in flawless brilliance. Before the dumbfounded individual Practitioners could evade the blow, the tiger had forcefully collided with a transparent figure.
All of a sudden, a purple shadow of a knife emerged from nowhere. In that critical instant, Nogiwa Takenobu struck towards Li Yixiao’s fist without hesitation, his purple katana was as swift as a poisonous snake on attack. Even Nogiwa’s irises seemed to have turned violet.
The katana had an extraordinary history. It was passed down from ancient times, not a manufactured magical weapon!
Right before the collision, Li Yixiao’s brawny body and his tiger merged into one, and a black dragon spear appeared in his hands from thin air. Instantly, the spear banged onto the magic katana.
A miniature snake sprang from the katana blade towards Li Yixiao, but was immediately caught by the black dragon with its mouth coming out of his spear.
Just when everybody thought the snake was dead, to their surprise, the serpent twisted its body and bit the dragon by its neck!
In the air, the snake and the dragon were in a tangle. At once, the individual Practitioners stepped backward to give them more space. It was only until then that they had a real look at the true experts, whose weapon spirits were already too powerful to be offended!
At this moment, Lu Shu suddenly returned, his body surrounded in a ball of radiating divine water…
Many could not associate him with the person who ran away with Nogiwa Takenobu’s shurikens just a moment ago, but he was still recognized by one. “Pikachu! So you are that Pikachu!”
That was an individual Practitioner who dug earth for Lu Shu earlier…
Pikachu your foot! Lu Shu was displeased. “Have you seen a Pikachu with such long legs? I’m Pikabin 1 , bi*ch!”
His reply was in Chinese, which amused the Chinese Practitioners present while confusing the rest. Wasn’t it supposed to be serious remains exploration in which casualties could happen anytime? How come it suddenly became so funny?!
A pro had recognized the glowing water. Puzzled, he said, “It looks like…”
“It’s Earl’s treasure! Surprisingly it’s with him!” another person affirmed.
Earl, who was dealt a deathblow by Nie Ting, had gained considerate repute for his bloodlust in the cultivation realm. It was later revealed that his pillage of magical weapons stemmed from the need to nurture his sacred item, aka Lu Shu’s divine water.
The news of his death had been blocked out by the Heavenly Network, but even the Network itself could not rule out the possibility of the existence of internal spies. Thus, the information was later posted on the Darkness Kingdom.
Together with it was the confirmation of Anthony’s death. Back then, Lu Shu had earned a wealth of money and distress points on the Darkness Kingdom using Anthony’s account. At first, people thought Anthony was dead broke, but they found out afterwards that he was killed in the salt lake remains!
However, Anthony’s posts were released after the end of that remains!
Meaning, it was a scam under Anthony’s name, but no one knew who was behind it.
After that, tracing the clues, Darkness Kingdom sent people into China in search of any information regarding the internet cafe in question. Yet, they soon discovered that the surveillance cameras were spoilt and neither could they check on the video recording…
Although cameras on the streets were working fine, the person managed to avoid the monitoring completely. Moreover, there were occasional black screens, which were suspected to be caused by blockages over the cameras.
They had tried to work the cafe manager as well. That night, a person clocked in at midnight, but the manager was pretty sure that few would visit the shabby internet cafe at 3 to 4am, as it was nearing the end of the owl-timing package and many overnight players would have entered much earlier.
There was something wrong with the ID card used for registration purposes as well. It was a valid card, but its owner had gone missing since as early as two years ago.
Thus, even the Darkness Kingdom had yet to confirm the identity of the hacker. If it was the Heavenly Network, they would have simply logged into the Darkness Kingdom in their own base. Why the trouble of coming down to a random low-class internet cafe?!
At the moment, they were suddenly reminded of the sheer number of Class B experts that had perished in Chinese Practitioners’ hands!
There were not many Class B pros in the entire world after all!
“But Earl’s treasure was pretty modest in size, if I remember correctly. Why is it so big now?!” an expert mused. Now, they had retreated to the spectators’ seats. In their opinion, the outcome of the fight was almost certain. Two Class B pros from the Heavenly Network joined forces to combat a CoG member, what else do you expect?
But they were wrong about one thing. Lu Shu was not a Class B!
“I heard that Earl’s sacred artifact can only feed on magical weapons. Do you think this person has received a huge sum of investment from the Heavenly Network? But the question is, how many magical weapons does that take?” the expert’s heart pained at the thought. As expected, the Heavenly Network was wealthy and mighty!
In fact, the fast growth of the divine water had nothing to do with the Heavenly Network, but all thanks to Lu Shu’s persistent effort in inconveniencing other people and the wide variety of food he chose…
He had even fed it gargoyles, so what else had he not? He would not even enter the palace if the divine water was willing to eat black rocks.
He would have been able to produce a river in this piece of water-scarce land in ten days’ time…
As the saying goes, it is better to have a smart technique than many lame ones. As compared to the exploration of the unknown, it was a wiser choice to leverage on the advantage of the divine water and unleash its marvelous potential to the fullest.
By then, Lu Shu would be able to corrode an entire city when others were still playing with ordinary tsunamis…
Of course, though, he might not have so many magical weapons to develop till that stage…
Lu Shu rushed back aggressively. “I’m coming to help you!”
Nogiwa Takenobu did not see that coming. Already struggling to fight off Li Yixiao, he would certainly not favor the idea of any additional pressure.
Li Yixiao’s eyes lit up as well. “Hurry up!” He might not be able to take down Nogiwa himself.
Instantly, Nogiwa Takenobu freed up a hand, casting all of his shurikens at Lu Shu!
While Nogiwa Takenobu was worried about his possible imminent defeat, Li Yixiao was positively rejoiced at the arrival of his helper.
But, in the next second, Lu Shu ran away again after securing all the shurikens with his divine water…
He did not want to let go of Nogiwa Takenobu’s remaining shurikens!
Nogiwa Takenobu, “???”
Li Yixiao, “???”
“From Nogiwa Takenobu’s distress, +999!”
“From Li Yixiao’s distress, +666!”
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