Seized By The System Chapter 534
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The cold wind rustled in the air, rushing through the Demon Suppression Monument.
Underneath the monument, a greater rat’s shadow which was the size of a little elephant was vaguely seen.
It looked coldly at the little hamster crouching in front of it, as if it already knew that its fate was up to this little thing.
In the animal-chess game created by the humans from this realm, an elephant was subdued by a rat, which was truly intriguing.
Just like how it was before, the key to whether it could tide through this bout of misfortune depended on its son.
Naturally, it had no idea that the fight going on in the little hamster’s mind had already intensified.
Bai Ruocang did not yield an inch, he knew that his opportunity for its vengeance would disappear soon. If he missed it today, he might not have the chance to do so anymore.
After all, its power was comparably weaker than Cang Gongzi.
Today, he only managed to take over the body while Cang Gongzi was being distracted. Next time, he would not have the same chance again, since cultivators never allowed themselves to repeat their mistakes.
There were extremely few cultivators with the luxury to make mistakes repeatedly.
“Must you kill him?”
“That’s right. Besides, didn’t he kill your birth mother too? He who has committed his full share of crimes should’ve been executed long ago, but the Heavenly Axiom was unjust. It let him live until now. Fortunately, a saint was born to sweep away filthy beings on Earth, and due to his purely righteous ways, the old demon is finally suppressed. Since the saint wishes to keep his hands clean, I’ll have to do it in his place. Isn’t this what you’ve been hoping for all this while?” Bai Ruocang replied firmly.
“Whatever it is, he’s still my father, and I’m not clear about that yet. It’s not that I’m trying to hinder you from taking revenge but the outcome has been settled conclusively. Should you kill him, you can only vent a fit of anger, it won’t help the situation. If, if…” Above all, Cang Gongzi was filled with morality, he did not have tricks like Fang Ning. Before he was certain about anything, he was unwilling to just build a castle in the sky.
Therefore, the two intimate friends, torn between gratitude and vengeance fell into the most intense conflict.
One wanted to avenge his prestigious family, exterminated, while the other wanted to protect his only blood relative.
The Bai Family had been a reputable family for generations, many saints were cultivated, and talents came forth in great numbers. Once they met an immortal, they were hit with disasters instead.
The king of the greater rats was an authority from the upper realm who had many wise tricks, and was good at plotting schemes. With his path of ascension in sight, he was suddenly struck with an unstoppable calamity.
“You, you’ve cultivated the Atmospheric Morality Technique too. Are you saying that your so-called morality outweighs your duties because of your personal feelings, and that you’ll neglect the unjust treatment received by Bai Family?!” Bai Ruocang denounced ruthlessly.
As if attacked, Cang Gongzi’s mental state swayed, he found it hard to control himself.
Bai Ruocang took the opportunity to take the reins, he seized the little white hamster’s body.
Right then, the eyes of the initially gentle and adorable little hamster suddenly turned cold.
One should never assume that little hamsters were harmless to humans and animals. Experienced people were very clear about one thing, which was to never put two hamsters together, or there would be a high possibility for one to be eaten by the other…
It speedily ran under the monument and looked at the vaguely visible greater rat underneath it. An inexplicable flash of hatred twinkled in its eyes, carrying with it a hint of rancor.
“You didn’t expect this, did you?! Old demon, you’ve had a full record of misdeeds, you’ll finally be punished!”
“Hmph, you weakling, what are you nagging about? You just got lucky for a while, how dare you clamor to my face… As expected, you’re a family of idiots, no wonder you’re so easily duped by me, your idiotic genes really comes from a long history.” The clan leader of the Greater Rat Clan mocked.
“You! You’re so stubborn even in the face of death! Your clever intrigues and schemes have brought you nothing but your doom. If you were willing to teach us nicely, we wouldn’t have minded the differences between demons and humans, but you’re so detestable, you chose the most vicious path!” Exasperated, Bai Ruocang brought up past grudges too.
One who was filled with hatred always found it hard to kill one’s enemy at once, he must vent the injustice that was long kept in his heart.
“What do you mean by ‘vicious’, this is merely a survival of the fittest. When you humans eat wild boars, did it ever cross your minds that they’re lives too? Everyone is the same, winner takes it all. You humans used to understand this principle very well but you’re slowly forgetting it now. Every one of you started becoming arrogant, which allowed me to plot schemes against you, who are you to blame?” The clan leader of Greater Rat Clan did not seem fearful at all, he remained composed as he said.
Instantly, Bai Ruocang was at a loss for words. He understood that this old demon was not necessarily being unreasonable.
Ever since the great change, for countless days and nights, he kept wondering, why was the Bai Family completely wiped out?
After much thought, putting aside the fact that this old demon possessed a foundation too profound, there was another crucial reason.
The reason was that when vitality recovered and the cultivation spree approached, many from Bai Family, a renowned cultivation family for generations, began to be lofty. They stopped being cautious and prudent like they used to be.
His own ancestor was already at a dying age, such that he would not survive for more than a few years.
Under the circumstances, he initiated a belief in immortals, and that there would be a continuous life through immortality.
Similar to those who persevered in buying lottery tickets all the time, he kept thinking that he would be the one.
This was why he was so easily tricked by evil devils, or else, in a battle of souls, he would at least be able to heavily injure his opponent’s vitality since he had his ancestor’s cultivation base and the home advantage. From then, the other talents in his family would be able to spot some clues, and he would not end up trapped all the way down.
Even in the worst case, he still had the chance to seek help from the outside world.
In other words, greed caused him to lose himself at that moment, which led to him falling into the trap, unable to extricate himself.
He collected himself, and no longer talked nonsense with this old demon.
As he controlled the hamster’s body, he quickly wandered around the monument, then set up formations that sealed vitality.
Bai Ruocang could not make himself kill this old demon right away.
Although the old demon was being suppressed, the power from his soul and his flesh was still present. In a similar way to Sun Wukong, he could not do anything to anyone but if anyone were to kill him directly, it was difficult to do so too.
Luckily, the vigilante did not kill him. Perhaps this was an intentional move by the vigilante, giving him a chance to take this revenge.
If he were to die in the hands of another person, what meaning would it bear to him? It would be no different from him dying of old age, since he would be clueless of how he died anyway.
Whilst Bai Ruocang pondered, he quickly arranged 9981 formations to seal vitality. This was a secret technique passed down in Bai Family, which was never taught to anyone else, and only disciples of a master by direct line were qualified to learn it.
The arrangement of this formation was simple yet could quickly seal the flow of vitality from the outside world. Even if vitality was in close proximity, one could forget about absorbing any vitality at all.
In this case, the old demon would not be able to replenish his vitality, and could only consume his body little by little, causing him to grow weaker from his hunger. This would go on until he completely lose his magical powers, and when his soul declined.
When that happened, he could kill him.
“Hmph, old demon, now you feel it, don’t you? For someone like you, the feeling of not being able to absorb vitality must be like a fish in the desert, and a tiger in the sea.” He expressed mercilessly.
What made him disappointed was that Elder Ancestor Bai, the clan leader of Royal Giant Rats, the authority that never appeared with his real name, remained a straight face. It was as if he was not affected at all.
“You’re still weak. If Vigilante A was in your place, he’ll have at least three methods to kill me directly. As for you, you’ll have to wait for ten years, or even hundreds of years, until I grow old. It’s really a pity, I wonder if you’ll be able to live as long as that. You’re merely a Bucket-level, you haven’t even broken through to Pond-level, you won’t be able to live longer than your foolish ancestor!” The clan leader of Royal Giant Rays shook his head and sneered.
“You!” Bai Ruocang could not be bothered to argue with him, he had already understood that it was impossible for him to vent his anger through talking. This old rat had many experiences in different occasions, he was far from what he could be.