Mystical Journey Chapter 1264
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Garen struck the Giant Iguana’s backside with his claw again.
As the top half of this Giant Iguana’s body was covered by an Ice Armor, Garen would need to attack one area at least two to three times continuously before he could break its defenses. However, this was not the case for its buttocks and the areas behind.
The Giant Iguana’s cumbersome body made it more troublesome for him to turn towards Garen. Garen managed to successfully strike him multiple times continuously as he attacked its backside.
Red blood flowed out of its buttocks continuously and trickled on the snow-covered ground before it froze into ice speedily.
The Giant Iguana’s pained roars became quieter while the movements of its entire body began slowing down gradually as well.
Finally, after over ten minutes, the Level Four Giant Iguana lowered its head and smashed it against the ground when it was completely exhausted. It could only sigh while crawling on the ground. The Ice Armor on its body scattered.
Garen walked over and smashed his claw against the creature’s forehead. Since it did not break open completely the first time, he replenished his energy briefly before scratching and cracking the surface armor and sticking his claw inside to dig out the Crystal Core. Next, he used both of his claws to gouge out its eyeballs quickly.
The eyeballs froze into balls quickly once they had left the Giant Iguana’s body. Moreover, these eyeballs would only last for a maximum duration of ten days without a specialized storage method.
“This wasn’t as simple as when we had Boris’ Dragonfire Spell.” Garen only felt the true power of the Dragonfire Spell now because it could destroy a Giant Iguana instantly.
He took the Crystal Core and felt it carefully. Indeed, he could actually feel the subtle potential aura that was constantly seeping out of the Crystal Core and burrowing into his skin. The potential value at the bottom of his field of vision was also beginning to increase slowly.
“I need to carry this with me at all times.” He rubbed the Crystal Core against the powdery snow and got rid of the traces of blood. However, he became dispirited instantly when he remembered that White Dragons were not accustomed to wearing clothes and had no way of carrying many items. The important items that they carried with them this time were placed in the large leather sack that Leona wore on her body.
“This is somewhat troublesome…” He pondered and simply threw it into his mouth. There was a cracking noise when his teeth clenched down firmly on the Crystal Core and broke it into pieces. Moreover, he had almost damaged his teeth instead as well.
“So hard!” Level Four Crystal Cores were already so hard. If this were a Level Five Crystal Core, he would not have been able to bite it at all.
“It’s truly troublesome.” Garen could feel the broken pieces of the Crystal Core that he had bitten. The potential value inside was currently surging into his body rapidly while his mind was slightly consoled.
However, he could feel his teeth faintly cracking. He would certainly not do this again next time.
He thought that this would not be an issue because he had assumed that a dragon’s teeth were the strongest parts of their bodies. He had never expected that they would break into pieces instead. Therefore, these were not minor losses.
He swallowed the Crystal Core in one mouthful. Garen glanced at the corpse on the ground before continuing to move forward.
Another black silhouette appeared in front of him quickly. One more Giant Iguana had appeared. However, this Giant Iguana was clearly much larger than the previous one. It was over ten meters long. A disdainful look flowed out of the Giant Iguana’s eyes when it saw that Garen was tiny in comparison.
Garen’s heart tightened before he retreated hurriedly.
“This excellent fellow… is definitely Level Five!” Its body was incomparable to a mere Level Four.
However, this Giant Iguana was clearly not prepared to let him go. Its body that was twelve meters long could apparently run at a speed that was faster than the previous Giant Iguana. The trampling of its four heavy limbs kicked up large amounts of snow.
By looking at its strength, Garen knew that his opponent was definitely more powerful than himself.
“I can’t fight recklessly!” He shook his wings and dodged towards the left.
Suddenly, a grey shadow swept over violently. The speed of this fellow’s tail was at least three times faster than the previous Giant Iguana.
Garen was terribly shocked and hit until he could not react in time. The Giant Iguanas that he had encountered in the daytime could hardly move their tails this quickly.
His inaccurate estimation of his enemy’s speed caused him to be violently struck by its swaying tail.
Garen could only feel as if his entire body was painfully hit by the front of a train before his whole dragon body flew backward instantly like a rubber ball. Cracking noises echoed from his body immediately, indicating an unknown number of broken bones.
Its possessed at least twenty-three points of strength! Moreover, its speed was terribly fast!
Garen’s mind was in a state of shock. How would he fight it?
He endured the pain and flapped his wings while flying towards his right swiftly.
He recalled all of the various skills that he possessed. Most of them were unusable because they were restricted by certain laws while the few types that were usable were mostly used by human bodies. Therefore, it was impossible for him to use them with his current White Dragon body. The only one that he could employ was a set of attack and one-hit kill moves that he had reformed with much difficulty during the past duration of time.
“I haven’t tried out its effects yet so this is a good opportunity to test it out.” When he was hit this time, Garen exhausted a lot of his energy in order to use the appropriate defenses. However, since his own strength was great as well, he did not lose any mobility.
Any other Dragon Whelp that had been in his place would probably be useless at this moment.
After flying more than ten meters away, Garen relied on flapping his wings to buffer the unloaded strength. When he descended once again, he could see that the Giant Iguana was continuing to charge towards him.
The speed of this fellow’s tail was faster than usual. Moreover, it had currently surpassed him terribly. As he could not see clearly at all, Garen was constantly vigilant about the whipping tail.
Ice Pressure Blade.
Garen crouched down suddenly while raising both of his claws upwards. His body coincidentally burrowed into the uncovered space near the Giant Iguana’s abdomen while his sharp claws scratched precisely and dangerously across the Giant Iguana’s abdomen firmly.
The Giant Iguana could not swing its tail towards this area no matter how hard it tried.
Garen’s claws vibrated at top speed endlessly. He used a strange frequency to adjust his fine arc before slicing the grain of the Giant Iguana’s abdominal armored skin.
The slicing motion made a single noise.
The Giant Iguana let out a frenzied, pained roar. It accelerated and charged forward but ended up helping Garen increase his friction and cutting strength.
A crashing noise erupted before a large cut appeared at the back of its abdomen when it was sliced open immediately. The areas that were covered by the Ice Armor were only inflicted with damage on the armor itself. However, a huge wound that was over three meters long had appeared white-grey in his white-grey stomach near its abdomen that was not covered by the Ice Armor.
Garen rolled away from the side of the Giant Iguana’s body. Since the Giant Iguana was chaotically whipping its tail around in pain this time, there was no way for it to determine the direction that Garen had rolled towards.
Garen had just rolled away and had yet to get up from the snow-covered ground when he heard a fierce quake that was spreading out furiously in the direction of the Giant Iguana.
Large amounts of powdery snow were formed into a substantial shock wave that was sent flying because of the vibrations. This affected Garen as well who flew away when he was mixed in the snow.
He could not help but spit out a mouthful of blood in mid-air.
The four limbs of the Level Five Giant Iguana stomped on the ground violently and formed intense shock waves. These ripples were not force field ripples but were closer to elemental attacks.
“Level Five’s Earthquake…” Garen recalled the Giant Iguana’s skill. He had never expected that its power would be so great. However, it was useless now. Even if he had known about this skill earlier, he would still have to resist it firmly now. Regardless of how he dodged it, the only way that he could fully counter this Earthquake skill was to immediately fill the space around the skill user within a ten-meter radius with this type of low-frequency violent vibration waves.
Garen was badly injured now.
He had never expected that one Level Five Giant Iguana would be so difficult to handle.
However, the other party had belittled him as well. If his opponent had attacked at full throttle from the start and whipped its tail to increase its Earthquake skill directly, Garen would not have stood a single chance. He could have only fled with critical injuries then.
Hence, it was different now.
Garen flapped his wings determinedly and stayed far away from the Giant Iguana. Although he was badly injured, he exerted his legs and wings simultaneously. The Giant Iguana could not catch up to his speed.
Moreover, the key point was that the Giant Iguana’s belly was sliced open while its intestines had spilled on the ground. Since its intelligence was somewhat lower and it was provoked to the point of blind fury, it simply murderously pursued Garen with all of its might. Meanwhile, it trampled all over its own intestines on the ground and smashed them into a pulp. More of its blood flowed out before the surrounding snowy ground was completely dyed red by its blood.
The dragon and Giant Iguana chased each other for several minutes before the Giant Iguana finally collapsed on the ground and stopped moving completely.
Its gigantic body lurched forward because of the drive before it dragged out a clear mark behind it.
Garen’s entire body was covered in wounds while an unknown number of bones in his body were broken.
His vitality was only slightly stronger than the average Dragon Whelps but his upgraded strength was more significant than that. However, even if this was the case, he could barely break through the Giant Iguana’s skin when he fused his strength with the Ice Pressure Blade skill. Hence, the difference between their power was far too great.
If this Giant Iguana had not been careless, it would probably be impossible for Garen to kill it even if he wanted to do so.
When he saw the Giant Iguana collapse, he dragged his own heavily injured body over and rushed there frantically.
He could already faintly hear the sound of the movements of other Giant Iguanas that indicated that they were approaching despite the surrounding snowstorm.
“I must hurry or else the spoils of battle may not necessarily be mine.” Garen ran over quickly before digging his claw into the Giant Iguana’s forehead firmly.
There was a puffing noise when his claw was apparently unable to break through its defenses but was only able to inflict a small wound instead.
The sound of footsteps around him indicated that they were closer now. Garen became slightly more panicked and clawed at it firmly again.
The little wound instantly expanded slightly before the white skull underneath was revealed.
However, the Giant Iguana was not completely dead yet. It let out a pained roar again but it was much weaker this time.
Suddenly, within a distance that was very near, another similar Giant Iguana’s roar echoed in response. The sound of footsteps that were coming from many others that were approaching around it stopped suddenly. They were clearly deterred by this low roar.
By listening to the noise that indicated the weight of the creature, Garen could immediately determine that the approaching Giant Iguana that had roared earlier would definitely not be weaker than the fellow that he had just gotten rid of painstakingly.
There would be no time left if he did not leave now!
He clawed at it furiously one last time before smashing its skull open. He dug the Crystal Core out with the smashed bones as well.
He turned around and fled before he could even take the eyeballs in time. He flapped his wings and flew off immediately.
At this moment, a tail that was as quick as lightning whipped behind him hurriedly. Despite clearly being unable to reach him because of the distance, the gigantic tail actually managed to sweep up a large patch of snow.
The snow crashed towards Garen in an earth-shattering manner as if it was a steel whip when it was acted upon by the tremendous force.
The Ice Pressure Blade that Garen had only recently learned was supposed to increase the attack abilities of his claws. However, it was useless in the defensive aspects.
He could only resist firmly.
A large amount of snow fell on his body violently.
Garen could only feel as if his entire body was being pierced by needles before his whole dragon body was sent flying backward brutally. He did not know how far he rolled. He rolled and flew dizzily in the snowstorm in mid-air for more than ten seconds before dropping on the ground quickly.
It seemed as though he was directly flung on to the top of a cliff by the tail. The end of the cliff was in front of him while a boundless dark snowstorm was on the other side.
Garen held the Crystal Core determinedly before looking at his own state briefly. He laughed bitterly at once.
The situation was somewhat tragic now.
‘Safive — Strength 21(5), Agility 15(4), Vitality 11(4), Intelligence 17. Potential 48%. Soul Limit 170’
Level 1 Draconic Aura. Level 1 Arcane Art Basics.
All of his attributes had deteriorated to these temporary states and were almost weaker by one level.
“Now I’ll just have to see if this Level Five Crystal Core was worth this risk or not.” Garen only felt the dangers of the Fiery Blaze Mountain Range now. No wonder the Adult White Dragons gave Leona and Boris Level Five Enchanted Equipment and were very uneasy this whole time. They also made it compulsory for them to form groups.
When he looked at it now, if he had formed a group and made sure that all of the other Dragon Whelps were of the same standard as himself, he might have been able to barely challenge the Level Five Giant Iguana. However, the movements of battle would bring numerous uncertain dangers. Just like earlier…