Mystical Journey Chapter 1262
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When the group of Dragons passed through the human campsite below them from above, there were people on the ground who raised their heads and stared. However, they did not display any frightened looks because they were clearly used to this.
The Dragon Whelps’ hunting period was limited to one month. Therefore, numerous Dragon Whelps had obviously passed through this area already within the past few days.
They continued flying forward before a vast white snowy peak appeared in the distance. The top was covered in white snow while the bottom part was a long stretch of the light green and yellow mountain body. The entire snowy peak was unusually pure which gave off a simple and clean atmosphere.
The sun had currently exposed its head in the east slowly. It illuminated a large part of the sky while the halo of the purple moon was gradually covered by it.
Leona and the group of Dragon Whelps arranged themselves in a square formation while flying straight towards the snowy peak. The morning sunlight reflected across their bodies and illuminated faint golden-red glows.
A flock of gigantic wild geese swept past them from below at high speed. These wild geese were Level Two creatures that seemed as though they had sensed the auras of the Dragon Whelps. Hence, they accelerated suddenly and fled speedily.
In the wild, other than Earth Dragons, Dragon Beasts, and a few other advanced level creatures, most of the other creatures were not rivals of the Dragon Whelps.
“This is the Hunting Area. We’ve already arrived at the Fiery Blaze Mountain Range. Be careful, everyone. We’re not the only ones here. We may also encounter some advanced level Demonic Beasts nearby who came to hunt as well,” Boris reminded them loudly.
Garen flew in the middle of the team. He lowered his head and looked downwards. He could see a few little people who were moving slowly in the forest from afar. They seemed as if they were stumbling terribly.
As flying creatures, White Dragons naturally possessed extremely powerful sight. He narrowed his pupils quickly and stared below before noticing that the sparse black dots in the dark parts of the forest were actually humans that were walking slowly.
They wore tattered clothes and their faces were dull while their skin was dark purple. They were clearly not living people but they shared one characteristic with them.
That similar quality was their abdomens. All of their internal organs were clearly displayed in a manner that allowed people to see the black intestines and other organs that were coiled up inside. Their organs were wrapped up by a transparent membrane layer.
“Those are Walking Corpses. They’re monsters that were naturally produced by the poisonous gas here and their remaining energy before they died,” explained Boris in a quiet voice while approaching Garen.
“Walking Corpses?” Garen glanced at him briefly. This fellow’s posture seemed to indicate that he wanted to get closer to Garen.
“That’s right, they can’t be fully killed and they can revive themselves quickly after dying. Too many of the corpses in this forest were preserved in these zombified states because of the poisonous gas. Therefore, they couldn’t rot at all,” Boris nodded. He turned around and glanced at Leona once he had finished speaking. “It seems like you dislike Leona, huh?” he asked in a very quiet voice.
“Why would I want to like her?” asked Garen in response. Despite being rather smart, this fellow could only tell that he did not like Leona now… Weren’t his actions obvious enough?
Boris’s mood improved instantly. He patted Garen’s shoulder.
“If there’s anything that you need help with, you can come and look for either me or Saszt.”
“Just don’t come and bother me,” replied Garen indifferently.
Boris’s next words were suddenly caught in his mouth before his face began to turn red again at once…
Garen could not be bothered to save Boris’s face.
All the Adult Dragons of the White Dragon Clan were selfish. Within a short while, Dragon Whelps would be chased out of the nest and forced to become independent on their own. The affections between them were very apathetic and they only respected and paid attention to power. Adult White Dragons could not interfere in the matters regarding the nurturing of Dragon Whelps. Those who did would be naturally eliminated.
Therefore, acting in a perfunctory manner towards Boris was unimportant to him.
“Alright… Alright…” Boris tried his best to swallow his anger. “The Hunting Area is at the snowy peak in front. As the main attackers, you and Saszt will move forward and fight in a little while. No problem, right? Leona and I will perform long-range attacks.”
“Okay.” Garen had no qualms about this. He wanted to briefly observe the Ice Iguana first anyway.
The group of Dragon Whelps flew into the mountain range where the snowy peak was located quickly. Numerous shrouds of strong and weak densely-packed auras were constantly permeating and spreading throughout the inside of this area. Some of them soared into the sky as they were unimaginably powerful.
When they looked over from afar, they could easily see more than ten Giant Ice Iguanas of various sizes that were moving and strolling around in the snow. These creatures had low intelligence but possessed powerful physical bodies and Spirit Power. Their flesh also possessed extremely strong fertility increment functions.
Giant Ice Iguanas possessed four muscular legs. Their entire bodies were greyish-black but were wrapped in a layer of powdery snowy white dust on the outside. They looked like enlarged versions of lizards that were dragging long tails.
The only difference between them and the lizards was the dark blue notch in the middle of their foreheads.
The smallest of these Giant Ice Iguanas was as tall as an adult human. It was normal for the length of its body to be anywhere from five to eight meters long. At a glance, Garen could see that the largest one was a “super” Giant Iguana that was at least fifteen meters long. These Giant Iguanas had bodies that were fully dark green and covered in coarse scales. Their heads were surrounded by a circle of black-green fins. The shrouds of tyrannical auras were released by them.
The Dragon Whelps’ vision greatly surpassed that of the Giant Ice Iguanas. Therefore, they could see the other party while the Giant Ice Iguanas were unable to see them.
“The visions of Giant Ice Iguanas can only reach more than ten meters. Moreover, it’s very blurry as well. They use smells to detect their enemies. Thus, we have to be careful.” Boris was well-prepared with all kinds of information.
“I’ll go down and check it out first!” Saszt charged downwards alone before waiting for his instructions. He was aiming precisely at the smallest Giant Iguana.
He had just approached a range of fewer than twenty meters away. However, the Giant Iguana was already prepared. It swung its grey-black tail violently and drew it towards Saszt to counter him.
Saszt did not withdraw at all either. Since his strength was his advantage, he did not dodge at all but lowered his head firmly and struck it instead.
The powdery snow on the snow-covered ground flew upwards before being scattered everywhere. Meanwhile, Saszt actually resisted the Giant Iguana’s swinging tail determinedly.
This was a smaller-sized Giant Iguana that was only five meters long but as tall as a human. Nonetheless, they were already considered as big guys to these Dragon Whelps. Although the intelligence levels of Giant Ice Iguanas were not impressive, they were indeed large and would not simply yield to the Dragon Race.
Saszt’s mind relaxed immediately after he had probed and discovered the upper limit of his opponent’s strength. Then, he fought and grappled with the Giant Iguana. He used his claws to attempt to scratch the Giant Iguana’s neck with all his might. Meanwhile, the Giant Iguana had wound its tongue around Saszt’s neck desperately which made it impossible for him to move forward at all.
Both of them rolled around on the snowy ground.
Leona and Boris who were watching covered their faces unconsciously and remained silent.
“He’s forgotten everything that we learned in the Combat Course…” said Boris helplessly.
Garen stood on the side and watched for a while. It did not seem like Saszt was in any danger because this little Giant Iguana had clearly come out to hunt alone which made it less risky for Saszt. Its strength was almost on par with Saszt at about nineteen points, more or less.
“Garen, go forward and help him!” Boris yelled.
Garen had no choice but to step forward. He aimed precisely for the Giant Iguana’s neck and prepared to hurt it before using his claw.
There was a banging noise.
The bone of the Giant Iguana’s neck broke off precisely when it was struck. Garen did not even have to waste a sliver of additional strength before the creature was instantly killed by him.
When the same strength was used by a person who had undergone training and one who had yet to experience those same exercises, the difference between the combat powers of those two individuals was actually very great.
Garen and Saszt were both Level Four Dragon Whelps. They possessed the same types of various Dragon Whelp abilities but Garen’s were stronger than Saszt’s in more ways than one.
Boris and Leona also felt that Garen’s previous clawing motion was very beautiful. However, they were unable to see the entire situation earlier. Therefore, they merely felt that Garen was able to solve this battle instantly because Saszt was already coiled around the Giant Iguana. They did not think that it was significantly amazing because they could have definitely done it themselves as well.
Saszt only crawled out from under the Giant Iguana’s belly while panting after the creature was finished off.
“You should’ve came earlier. That scared me. That fellow’s tongue was harder than the scales of the Elders, even to me. If any other dragon had been in my place, they would have been strangled and killed by him at the very first instance!!” Saszt could not help but start boasting after only saying a few words.
Garen shrugged because he could not be bothered with saying much.
“Alright, stop wasting time. Dig out its eyes and Crystal Core quickly because the smell of its blood will attract other creatures over,” Boris had a learned look on his face. As an old scholar of the Nurturing Center, this was naturally not his first hunt.
The four dragons gouged out the items and left quickly. Not long after, they could hear a weird croaking noise echoing behind them faintly. It seemed as though a strange creature had discovered the corpse.
Leona placed the eyeballs and Crystal Core into a little oval shaped can that she had brought.
“This is a preservation bottle that ensures that it won’t go bad for a short period of time. It can maintain its freshness for a period of two months and is excellent to be used during quests.”
After that, they encountered another Giant Iguana. It was slightly bigger than the previous one but not to a large extent. It had yet to break through to Level Four.
Compared to the previous Giant Iguana, this one was clearly more vigilant. It released its protective Ice Armor and covered its body immediately after seeing them. It formed a large sparkling white translucent armor instantly that protected the front half of its body. However, the back half of its body was not shielded. Nonetheless, since the Giant Iguana’s turning speed was very fast, there was clearly not a possibility that it would give Garen and the other dragons a chance to attack its tail.
Without wasting any time, Saszt charged forward and continued attacking. Since he had already said so earlier, Garen rushed forward as well.
This time, this Giant Iguana’s strength was much greater than the previous one. The Giant Iguana moved its head forward and attempted to collide it against the two dragons violently.
Garen moved aside but Saszt was unable to dodge it at all. His wing was scratched before an additional cut appeared in his scales suddenly.
“We’ll lift it together,” said Garen loudly. He had yet to display his 21 points of strength but had merely exhibited 19 points of strength which were at the same level as Saszt. He did this to avoid bringing attention to himself.
Both dragons had just agreed before the Giant Iguana retracted its tail and swung it at them again.
The dull whooshing noise of wind could be heard when its tail fanned out a clearly twisted airstream that whipped towards the two dragons.
Saszt used all his strength to arch forward while Garen lifted both of his claws forward.
They blocked it steadily!
The combined strength of both dragons was greater than the Giant Iguana’s strength. The Giant Iguana roared. It lowered its head and opened its mouth before its red tongue wound itself around Saszt while its tail swung itself towards Garen for the third time.
At the moment, Leona roared loudly behind them.
Flames that were shaped like a single dragon exploded from her claws. They were accompanied by countless red stars that flew down and struck the Giant Iguana’s tail rapidly.
It appeared that both Leona and Boris had circled the Giant Iguana and arrived behind at its backside suddenly.
This was the combat tactic that they were referring to earlier.
The Giant Iguana’s Ice Armor could only protect the top half of its body while its lower half was at a loss. Hence, it was much easier for the dragons when they used one of their stronger members to attract the Giant Iguana’s attention while the others attacked it from behind.