Mystical Journey Chapter 1263
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The red Dragonfire Spell crashed against the bottom half of the Giant Iguana’s tail violently. The surrounding icy snow-covered ground melted while water vapor rose and turned into shrouds of white mist that diffused everywhere.
Garen and Saszt stepped backward frantically before hearing a pained yell immediately. The Giant Iguana in front of them finally burst forth in a frantic struggle. It released all of its strength and rolled on the snowy ground with all of its might.
However, the Dragonfire Spell was a Level Five Spell and could not be easily extinguished. The spell stuck to the bottom half of the Giant Iguana’s tail determinedly like a maggot in a skeleton. It burned endlessly before the scent of flesh could be faintly smelled in the air where it was wafting.
Garen and Saszt took a few more steps backward hurriedly.
They could gradually see that the Giant Iguana’s endless struggles had slowed down more and more. Finally, there was a brief banging noise when it crashed on the ground. Its entire body was burnt black which made it somewhat impossible to see its initial state.
“Tch tch, what great power! This is truly Level Five Spellcraft!” Saszt praised. He stepped forward and shifted it slowly while trying to see its entire burnt state.
“Don’t burn the Crystal Core and eyeballs.” He was slightly worried.
“The eyeballs certainly can’t be used anymore,” answered Boris helplessly. “Fortunately, it’s less likely that the Crystal Core will be so easily burnt and destroyed. The Crystal Core won’t be damaged so easily because it’s located in the hardest part of the Demonic Beast’s body.”
Garen followed him and walked over as well. He suddenly felt a large shroud of burning air currents surging towards his face in a slightly scorching manner. Luckily, the Dragonfire Spell would extinguish once the Giant Iguana had died.
He turned the Giant Iguana’s corpse over gently before quickly finding the Crystal Core in the Giant Iguana’s forehead that was about to be burned soon.
“Such high temperatures.” His own body temperature would maintain itself at around less than negative twenty degrees at all times. Hence, a shroud of white gas drifted out faintly when he touched the Crystal Core.
“How’s the Crystal Core? Garen?” asked Leona and Boris loudly when they rushed over from behind him.
“Yes, how’s the Crystal Core? Since this Giant Iguana was so fierce, I’m sure that the Crystal Core would be better.”
They walked closer towards Garen but saw that he was standing before the Giant Iguana alone and looking somewhat dazed.
“Garen?” Leona reached her claw out and shook it in front of his face.
“Uhh, I’m fine. I was just spacing out.” Garen returned to his senses. A hint of a sincere smile that came from his heart appeared on his face.
“Spacing out? You were spacing out even when you were collecting your spoils of war?” Leona could not understand him.
However, when she saw the Crystal Core, that round pale blue crystal that was already slightly blackened from the smoke in Garen’s hand, her attention was immediately shifted over there.
“Haha, we got another one. It’s actually much better than the previous one that we got in front too.”
The three Dragon Whelps gathered together and began celebrating joyfully.
After Garen had given them the Crystal Core, he walked towards the side and continued pondering on his own as if he had encountered an issue.
The issue that he had just discovered was actually an unexpected pleasant surprise.
The Crystal Core that was obtained from the Giant Iguana actually gave him a few slivers of potential aura.
It was not Soul Energy but merely potential energy that was similar to what he had experienced in the Totem World previously. The Giant Iguana’s Crystal Core clearly possessed the ability to increase his potential value.
His potential value had already increased by 1% when he was absorbing it previously within a short span of time. If he had finished absorbing the Crystal Core fully and obtained another three of these Crystal Cores of the same level, he would receive an additional Attribute Point.
“This is an unexpected surprise. I initially assumed that I could only accumulate it slowly throughout a long period of time, but now I see that I can walk on another path.”
However, this was considered normal when he thought about it. After all, the laws of this world were far more entirely comprehensive in comparison to the previous worlds that he had experienced. The presence of sightings from the Totem World that appeared here were normal as well.
“The Crystal Core and eyeballs are the two most important parts of a Giant Iguana. I don’t think that they would agree if I wanted to divide the Crystal Core on my own. The best method would be to go at it alone.” An idea formed in Garen’s mind. He was uncertain of his own position now. However, Level Four Giant Iguanas would probably not be an issue.
In the Fiery Blaze Mountain Range, Level Four Giant Iguanas were simply as abundant as ants in an anthill. There were everywhere and as long as you did not go to the densest areas, you would usually not encounter Level Five Giant Iguanas or even Level Six Elder Giant Iguanas.
Once the group of Dragon Whelps had kept their belongings, they continued on their journey and found another Level Four Giant Iguana. They used the same attack method and killed another one easily.
Since Boris’s Dragonfire Spell was the only one that could quickly injure and kill Giant Iguanas while Leona’s Enchantment was not the killing or wounding type but the healing kind instead, the group was forced to stop here temporarily. As the Dragonfire Spell could only be used three times a day, they decided to leave the last use in case they needed to defend themselves at any time.
Fiery Blaze Mountain Range was a long continuous mountain range that resembled a centipede. They were currently at the “tail” part of the “centipede”. If they walked forward, they would easily encounter many more Giant Iguanas. The Giant Ice Iguanas that could be seriously handled by the White Dragon Clan’s hunting formations were naturally not lacking in strength. The lowest leveled Giant Iguanas were Level Four at least. It was rumored that there were also beings that possessed higher intelligence among the Elder Giant Iguanas. The powers of these existences were unknown but their higher intelligence levels meant that they could find various other practice methods to improve themselves.
Once the group of Dragon Whelps had finished their work, they began looking for a place where to could set up camp and hide.
They had already entered the deeper part of the mountain range to hunt. As they would probably require a longer period of time if they were to leave and go outside again now, it was better for them to find a good cave to rest temporarily. In order to complete their quest this time, each Dragon Whelp needed to hunt five Level Four Giant Iguanas and obtain either their Crystal Cores or eyeballs. They could also acquire the Crystal Cores of two Level Five Giant Iguanas instead.
Since they had currently obtained the Crystal Cores of three Level Four Giant Iguanas upon entering this area, they had already completed the quest of one Dragon Whelp.
Moreover, they were fortunate to not have encountered the disturbances of any other Giant Iguanas when they were hunting.
They found a random place in a corner before the four Dragon Whelps dug a hole and burrowed inside it quickly. Next, they sealed the cave to prevent their auras from leaking out and attracting other high leveled Giant Iguanas. It was important to note that if they were hunting Giant Iguanas, the Giant Iguanas themselves would hunt them as well if they encountered them.
Inside the hole, Garen sat in one place alone while quietly eating the Giant Iguana’s flesh that was roasted and cooked-through. This was a better piece of breast meat that they had randomly sliced off earlier. They had kept it as food supplies.
“This location is not bad. It’s more secluded because it’s at the bottom of a snowy cliff. Moreover, this place can be our temporary base because it’s below a wind gap.” Boris was relatively more experienced than the others.
The Dragon Whelps’ mutual body temperatures caused the temperature of the entire cave to stabilize at around negative twenty degrees.
Leona stood on one side and continuously flipped the Crystal Core and eyeballs that they had obtained in her hand while not worrying that they were dirty. Instead, there was a greedy look on her face.
Meanwhile, Saszt was constantly replaying the events of the daytime battle in his head. He appeared more confident once he had fused these memories with the Giant Iguana’s weaknesses that his tutor had mentioned previously.
It was currently already night-time outside now. The wind and snow mingled while the sound of violent whistling could be heard outside through the cave’s ventilation hole.
“I’m going out for a while,” Garen got up and walked towards the outside of the cave.
“Where are you going to go when it’s already so late, Garen?” asked Leona frantically. During the daytime, Garen’s performance was merely strictly according to the rules and not as excellent as she had imagined. Meanwhile, the Dragonfire Spell in Boris’s hand was excessively powerful. He could kill one Giant Iguana with each attack, rendering them completely helpless. This caused her attention to be mainly focused on Boris now.
“I’m going to make a few rounds in our surroundings. Don’t worry, all of you should rest first. I’m just going to take a walk because I can’t sleep,” Garen answered flatly.
“It’s very dangerous at night,” said Boris in a concerned manner.
“It’s fine.” Garen had already started to push open the camouflaged snow wall as he spoke. He burrowed out of the hole in the snow that he had spread open. Next, he quickly resealed and restuffed the stone wall that was used as a door.
During the night, the natural purple moon had cast a hazy purple halo that penetrated through the snowstorm.
An abundance of snowflakes that were only the size of fingernails cascaded down sideways when they were blown by the wind. They fell on Garen’s body and face and allowed him to clearly feel their fine striking strength.
He turned around his surroundings. He was currently standing at the foot of one of the cliffs. There was nothing but a stretch of pure whiteness before him. He could only see a distance of more than ten meters. Despite the illumination of the purple moon’s halo and the natural Darkvision that White Dragons possessed, he could only see darkness any further than that.
He had merely stood at the cave entrance for less than half a minute but he could already feel both of his legs sinking downwards slightly. A part of his legs was already submerged in the falling snowflakes.
“Weather like this is advantageous to Giant Iguanas. No wonder they’ve lived here permanently throughout the years. It’s fine when there aren’t any snowstorms during the day. Nonetheless, the current night-time period is probably the time when they’re most active.”
Garen lifted his legs and walked forward gently one step at a time. He walked towards the flat area within the Fiery Blaze Mountain Range according to the directions in his memory.
Under this heavy snow, every single trace of battle such as the corpses and skeletons that remained would quickly be buried in the whirling snowstorm.
Garen did not dare to fly at all. Flying in this sort of weather where he could not see his way clearly would cause him to lose his sense of direction. It was the same everywhere. In the event that he fell headfirst into a herd of Giant Iguanas…
He could only inch his way forward while stepping in both deep and shallow areas. He orientated himself in one precise direction. He was too afraid to change his direction rashly because it was likely that he would lose his way back.
An enormous silhouette appeared in the whistling snowstorm quickly.
A Giant Iguana!
Garen focused and held his breath suddenly before lightening his footsteps.
He had never attempted to challenge a Level Four Giant Iguana on his own. Coincidentally, it was time for him to try it now.
The Giant Iguana had clearly noticed him earlier. The surface of its entire body was already covered in the Ice Armor in advance. This was a Level Four Innate Spell that possessed above-average defensive abilities.
Pfoo, pfoo, pfoo!
The Giant Iguana charged towards Garen directly in a somewhat annoyed manner.
The most common attack moves of these creatures included swaying their tails, headbutts, and biting or tearing. Coupled with their extremely thick armored skin and Innate Spells, these three moves were enough to render most middle-level creatures helpless.
Garen stared at the Giant Iguana carefully. His experience during the daytime battle had already allowed him to understand the Level Four Giant Iguana’s data more thoroughly.
“Since its speed is around fourteen points, I can dodge it easily. Its strength should be somewhere between nineteen to twenty-five points.”
He watched the Giant Iguana charge directly at himself. He could not block the impulse of this charging approach even if their strength was the same.
He shook his wings rapidly and swerved towards the right.
However, the Giant Iguana’s tail twisted towards him head-on immediately. The combo moves that this creature was accustomed to using was occurring again.
Garen lowered his body. Since he was as agile as a human, he could easily evade the violent tail that was whipping towards him.
This Giant Iguana’s body was almost seven meters long and it was not lacking in strength. From the sound of the whistling wind that blew past his face, Garen guessed that his opponent’s strength was at least twenty-two points.
“It’s unfortunate that its speed is too slow.” Garen rushed forwards once he had evaded its tail. Coincidentally, there was a gap in the Giant Iguana’s defenses at that moment when it was unable to turn around and attack in time. Garen clawed the Giant Iguana’s backside then.
The strength of his claw and the Giant Iguana’s own power were not much different but his own speed was much quicker. As the average Dragon Whelp could surpass the speed of this Giant Iguana, there was no way for it to hide at all.
Garen stabbed his claw into the Giant Iguana’s backside violently.
An intense earth-shattering pained roar erupted.
Garen could only hear a thunderous noise in his ears instantly when he tried to remove his claw determinedly.
The tail swished back and forth and thrashed towards him at this moment.
It would simply be a joke if Garen were to be hit by this straightforward attack method.
He shook his wings gently and flew upwards before evading the creature’s tail easily once again. Once he had reached this level, unless the difference between the attributes of both parties was far too great, opponents that did not possess close combat grades or realms that were strong enough could never defeat Garen directly.
The Giant Iguana’s body was seven to eight meters long while Garen’s current Dragon Whelp self had only matured to a petite body of more than a meter long. Since he could not endure too many strikes, he had to be extra careful.