A dark forest formed from odd shaped black rocks.
As it turned dark, the Black Rock Island turned quite, without any sound from a living creature, which made it quite depressing.
In the stone wood, the Wind Thunder Lion was lying on the ground lazily, gazing at He Qingman and Shi Yan standing in front of a dark stone, and watching the surroundings carefully.
“You’d better leave the Black Rock Island right away!” He Qingman appeared very serious, “You don’t know the situation here, or the population of demon dwellers or their ability. You are merely at the Second Sky of Disaster Realm, and we won’t have time to take care of you. Once we are in a battle with the demon dwellers, no one would be there to protect you.”
As soon as He Qingman got off the Wind Thunder Lion, she tried to persuade Shi Yan to leave.
“It’s fine. I don’t need anyone’s protection. You don’t have to protect me even if I face any demon dwellers.” Shi Yan shook his head indifferently, “I won’t leave the Black Rock Island for now. Once the Dark Scale Tribe members are cleaned, I will leave by myself.”
He Qingman glared at Shi Yan, “If it was not Lord Mo who helped my father and me a lot on Martial Arts on the Fire Cloud Island, I wouldn’t even look at you. Do you think you, a Disaster Realm warrior, can survive under the hands of the Black Scale Tribe without our protection?”
Shi Yan frowned and said indifferently, “It’s none of your business.”
Clenching her teeth, He Qingman then took a deep breath, as she stared at Shi Yan in anger, “My senior fellow apprentice is coming!”
“Your senior fellow apprentice?” Shi Yan was playing with the black stones in his hand, “What’s it got to do with me?”
“He admires sister Xinyan for a long time, and got really angry after he heard what you have done to her. If he found out that you are here, you will be a dead person.” He Qingman was rather straightforward.
“How did he know about Xinyan and me?” Shi Yan grounded the stone in his hand, raised his head and stared at He Qingman, “You told him?”
He Qingman blinked her eyes and replied, “So what? You are so cold-hearted to sister Xinyan, afraid now?”
“Nuts!” Shi Yan cursed.
“You are nuts!” He Qingman’s expressions changed, and she yelled angrily, “Now Lord Mo is not here, no one could protect you! Do you want me to teach you a lesson!”
“You can have a try.” Shi Yan narrowed his eyes and his face turned cold.
“You are not afraid of death right?” He Qingman was surprised by Shi Yan’s reaction, “Do you know how vicious Xie Kui, my senior fellow apprentice, is? If he wants to you teach you a lesson, he can make you die in the hands of the demon dwellers. I know him very well, he would do that!”
Xie Kui was the top expert among the young generations on the Evil Wonderland, with twin Martial Spirits of Wood and Earth, and was at the Third Sky of Earth Realm, a notorious figure in the Kyara Sea.
Shi Yan had heard of him from Tuoluo, knowing that he was very fond of Xia Xinyan for a long time, and found various excuses just to meet her in the Xia Family several times.
This guy was at a high position in the Evil Wonderland, thus many girls admired him a lot. But he had always been trying to win Xia Xinyan’s affection.
Since he knew this guy, Shi Yan disliked him.
Seeing Shi Yan turned silent when he heard the news, He Qingman raised her head a little,“It’s not too late to be scared. For Minister Mo’s sake, I can ask the Wind Thunder Lion to take you away from the Black Rock Island. You can leave right away to settle on a nearby island, and the Yang Family would pick you up from there.”
“Who said I’m want to go?” Shi Yan said indifferently.
He Qingman‘s prideful face disappeared, as she asked, “You are going to stay and let him attack you? You don’t know how formidable he is, do you?”
“No matter how capable he is, I won’t leave.” Shi Yan replied firmly.
He Qingman stared at him for a long time, then she nodded, “I have no idea what to do, if you insist on seeking death. Good luck.”
“Ok. Thank you for your information.” Shi Yan said calmly.
“You are welcome.” He Qingman looked rigid as she looked up at the stars in the sky. Then she took out a fan and sat down against a black stone behind her, “Let’s take a rest here tonight, and meet them on the mountain top next morning.”
Shi Yan nodded, and sat down on the ground silently, regardless of the dust.
He knew He Qingman was cared for him, but she was too proud, which made Shi Yan unhappy. But he didn’t do anything to her.
Closing his eyes, Shi Yan drowned his spirit into the Blood Vein Ring.
Inside the Blood Vein Ring, the Ice Cold Flame and the Earth Core Fire co-existed while being sealed in two separate regions.
“My energy and Qi is totally sealed, so you must be careful. I will not be able to help you.” From the Blood Vein Ring came the Ice Cold Flame’s message, “The Ring Spirit knows it is the key stage for the advancement of the Earth Core Fire, so it sealed me to prevent any harmful influence of my ice cold.”
“How long does it take for the Earth Core Fire to advance?”
“I don’t know, one or two years, or ten years. Remember, you have to keep using your spirit to communicate with it while the Earth Core Fire is advancing. Then it will remember you and treat you as family.”
“Ok, got it.” Shi Yan paused and asked, “You know anything about the demon dwellers from the Black Scale Tribe?”
“The Black Scale Tribe…” The Ice Cold Flame seemed to be pondering. After a while, it seemed to remember something about the Black Scale Tribe and answered, “The Black Scale Tribe was one of the seven tribes in the demon area, and were born with hard black scales. The Black Scale Tribe lived in dark places and hide their bodies in dark. At night, they could easily turn invisible. You met demon dwellers from the Black Scale Tribe?”
“Not yet, but soon.”
“Remember, don’t fight with the Black Scale Tribe at night. Plus, the Black Scale Tribe’s scales are not only hard, but could also shootout sword like scales at a crucial moment. So when you are fighting against them, pay attention to their Black Scales. Once the scales started to shake, you should retreat as soon as possible! Because that is the sign that the Black Scales are about to shoot.”
“Ok, got it.”
“Pay attention to the Soul Gathering Pearl. Though it can’t absorb souls now, it can still percept souls. Leave a wisp of spirit power on the Soul Gathering Pearl, so once the demon dwellers of the Black Scale Tribe approach, you can feel them with the help of the Soul Gathering Pearl. At night, formidable dwellers of the Black Scale Tribe would hide their bodies and souls. You can hardly sense them by yourself. “
Shi Yan was surprised secretly.
The dwellers of the Black Scale Tribe could turn invisible at night.
After communicating with the Ice Cold Flame, Shi Yan didn’t dare to look down upon those demon dwellers.
Opening his eyes and taking out the Soul Gathering Pearl, Shi Yan let out a wisp of spirit power, and merged it into the Soul Gathering Pearl.
The Spirit power going into the Soul Gathering Pearl and felt warm and comfortable.
The power of soul was flowing inside the Soul Gathering Pearl as if magical fluids. Although it couldn’t absorb the soul power directly, his spirit power enjoyed itself a lot in it as if swimming in a spring.
After his spirit power went into the Soul Gathering Pearl, Shi Yan’s senses turned acute at once, as if exaggerated by the Soul Gathering Pearl by several times. Now Shi Yan could sense his surroundings clearly.
Clouds of vicious air went into his head.
Shi Yan’s expression changed at once!
Through the Soul Gathering Pearl, he could clearly feel that three hundred meters away from He Qingman and him, there gathered several clouds of living air!
He counted roughly, and found there were no less than thirty clouds!
The Black Scale Tribe!
Shocked, Shi Yan hurried to sense how powerful were they.
There were four clouds of air that were extremely intense, which must be from experts at Earth Realm. And the rest were at Disaster Realm.
“He Qingman!” Shi Yan yelled.
“What are you shouting for at this time of night!” He Qingman’s eyelash shook but she didn’t open her eyes.
“I guess, we are encircled.”