Soaring The Heavens Chapter 525
Translator: SoupHunter Editor: TomYummy
The large rabble dragged the ship forward, looking like zombies lurching about under the light of dusk.
There were some with disheveled hair, some in tattered armor, and some were even missing their limbs; there were men and women of all ages, and some among the crowd were even bald, clearly people of faith. They all heaved on the giant iron chains as though numb to all else. Even those who were missing limbs pulled on the chain as they crawled forth on the ground. Every single person marched forward while towing the colossal ship!
At the helm of the ship was the head of a great dragon arched towards the sky. Under the dusk light, it looked extraordinarily imposing, as though it were about to break free from its shackles and soar into the clouds. Yet, it also seemed as if it was keeping the massive crowd below the ship in check. As the rabble pulled on the iron chains, they looked as though they were tiny, little ripples that were created whenever a ship sailed across the surface of the ocean.
This sight was so shocking that Miao Yi had almost forgotten how to breathe! As he gawked at the colossal structure that was gradually drawing closer to him, he couldn’t help but feel how small he was.
‘The Netherdragon Ship!’ The thought suddenly flashed through Miao Yi’s mind. Even though he had never seen what it looked like before, he could tell that this was it at first sight.
He finally understood why this vessel was called the Netherdragon Ship, and what it meant when people said the phrase—’Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’
There was a huge mass of people around the dragon-looking ship, towing it along the desert. This completely matched the description told in the rumors. The story that Yao Ruoxian hadn’t believed in—Miao Yi was seeing it with his own eyes, and at such close proximity too!
The uneven desert terrain was being flattened out by the massive vessel, and the air reverberated with loud rumbling noises as it drifted across the sand.
Wu Zhen and Wu Ming had already rushed over after hearing such a huge commotion. Just then, the two women were hovering in the sky, utterly flabbergasted by what they were looking at.
Their mission this time was only to help Miao Yi catch an assassin. They hadn’t been briefed about the search for the Netherdragon Ship beforehand.
However, they also knew the legend of the Netherdragon Ship. With such a large vessel sitting just right before them, was there even a need to doubt what it was?
According to legend, there are countless treasures from the Higher Realm hidden aboard the Netherdragon Ship. And it was said that even the all-powerful cultivation arts that the Six Sages used to seize control of the realm had come from this very vessel!
The two of them couldn’t contain their shock. As though reading each other’s minds, they shared a look—now that they had actually come across this vessel of legend, how could they just pass it by?
The two of them nodded to one another, then immediately flew off towards the ship.
When Miao Yi looked up and saw the two of them flying off, he too felt a surge of excitement.
‘Damn, I can’t let that old woman Mu Fanjun have all the loot. I’m going to see if I can get something for myself as well.’
His eyes gleaming with greed, he hurriedly charged out on his dragon steed.
When the prospect of riches is greater than a man’s self-control, it is capable of driving him mad with greed and cause him to lose all sense of reason.
At the foremost of the rabble was a muscular man with disheveled hair, his head lowered as he hauled the iron chain. Suddenly, he raised his head, revealing a face so dirty that it was hard to see what he even looked like. His milky-grey eyes glared at the two people who were flying towards the ship. He abruptly pulled on the iron chain wrapped around his waist with great force, and swung it around with his bare arms.
‘Crack!’ —as the brawny, corpse-like man swept his arms around, a beautiful, orange glow swept over the entire iron chain. Like a flash of orange lightning crackling across the sky, the iron chain arced with powerful momentum, causing the air to ripple as it viciously whipped forward; the crackling sound it made was ear-piercing.
Wu Zhen and Wu Ming were greatly shocked, quickly realizing that the opponent’s attack was not something they could withstand. Fortunately, their cultivations weren’t low and their reactions were fast enough for them to quickly dodge to the side.
Lucky for them, the iron chain held by the muscular man could only reach so far due to its length, allowing the two women to avoid certain death. However, the beautiful orange glow around the iron chain had been sweeping past with the ferocity of a dragon lashing its tail, and a small portion of it lightly struck the two of them.
‘Spurt! Spurt!’ Both twins spat out a mouthful blood and hurtled over Miao Yi’s head.
Miao Yi quickly arched his head and watched as the two women crash landed in the distance, still spewing out blood incessantly.
Miao Yi was so shocked that his jaw almost dropped to the ground. ‘Holy shit! Those are two Purple Lotus Second Grade experts for crying out loud! And they can’t even withstand a glancing blow from the opponent?! If all these people towing the ship were to work together, then there’s not even a glimmer of hope at all! Fuck me, where did all these superpowered monsters come from?!’
‘God help me!’ Miao Yi was so terrified, his whole body was trembling; feeling as though his soul were about to leave his body. His forehead covered in cold sweat, he quickly turned his mount around and backed away. He had finally been woken up after realizing that he didn’t have the slimmest chance of ever touching the treasures hidden aboard the ship. In fact, he didn’t have the ability to even think about touching them!
‘Crack!’ The orange glow receded from the iron chain whipped out by the brawny man, and it wound itself around his waist again. The man then continued to tow the ship along.
As he made his hasty retreat, Miao Yi headed right for Wu Zhen and Wu Ming, who were still struggling to get on their feet. Reaching his hand out to them, he pulled them atop his mount before hurriedly taking them both away from the path that the Netherdragon Ship was being towed on.
Once he had regained his sense, the Great Manor Miao was finally able to think clearly. He could now understand that as long as they didn’t enter a certain distance from the ship, then those people wouldn’t attack them.
He then quickly charged out to the side and gazed at the Netherdragon Ship from afar.
As the large rabble slowly dragged the ship past him, Miao Yi eyed the side of the ship and roughly estimated its length—it was no less than two hundred meters. The ship was white all the way through, with an almost crystalline sheen to it. And at the stern of the ship, was a realistic engraving of a dragon’s tail.
‘So that’s the Netherdragon Ship! Sadly, I don’t have what it takes to seize the riches inside!’ thought Miao Yi, feeling dejected. There was little else he could do but take out a jade archive and write a report of his situation. He then released a spirit eagle from his beast sack, placed the jade archive inside it’s leg cannister, and let it fly off into the sky.
“Looks like I can only cede this opportunity to that old woman…” Miao Yi grumbled to himself. There was no helping it. He didn’t even have the strength to get close to the Netherdragon Ship. All he could do was try to see if he could receive a reward for completing the mission.
After watching the spirit eagle safely fly off into the distance, Miao Yi then charged out on his dragon steed and continued following the Netherdragon Ship from a distance!
He was able to glimpse an extremely rare sight, one that many people might not have the chance to see in their whole life. How could he just let it drift off like this? Obviously, he needed to follow after it.
‘Why can’t the ship just drop me a treasure or two?’ Miao Yi secretly wished. Suddenly, he froze. Slowly lowering his head to look down at his chest, he saw two fair, but bloodied hands stroking his chest.
‘What the heck?’ Miao Yi turned back to look at Wu Ming. Her eyes were hazy, almost as if she were about to cry. And behind her, it seemed like Wu Zhen was caressing Wu Ming’s body as well.
Miao Yi was startled, and quickly jumped down his dragon steed. He then dragged the both of them down as well, but they continued to feel all over their own bodies, as though they were in incredible pain. Miao Yi asked, “Seniors, how are your wounds? Do they hurt?”
Wu Zhen suddenly held tightly onto her own shoulders. The expression on her face was difficult to read, but she shook her head and painfully said to Miao Yi,“Run away! Quickly! Forget about us, just go!”
Wu Ming also tightly hugged onto her own thighs and yelled, “Hurry up and go!”
In full chivalrous fashion, Miao Yi sincerely said, “How could I just leave you two when you’re injured?” He stabbed his Inferno Qilin Spear into the ground, then took out the tiny Glorious Star Immortal Herb that he had received from the Chamber of Commerce. “Seniors, if you don’t mind this humble status of mine, then why don’t we become friends? You can think of this little immortal herb of mine as a token to commemorate the beginning of our friendship.”
The guys running Tempest Tavern always maintained a neutral stance, so nothing really changed even when he got close to them. On the other hand, it was actually worth trying to pull himself closer to these two Purple Lotus experts. Now that he had the opportunity to help them in their time of need, how could he let the chance slip by? Besides, he had gotten this immortal herb for free from the Chamber of Commerce anyways. Miao Yi was dead set on giving it away if it meant he could establish a connection with these two.
All of a sudden, Wu Ming abruptly snatched his immortal herb away and tossed it aside.
Miao Yi’s head followed the immortal herb’s flight as it flew off into the distance. ‘Goddamnit. It’s bad enough that you don’t appreciate my goodwill. Don’t you think throwing it away is going a bit too far? Fine then, you both can suffer and die for all I care.’
Miao Yi’s face darkened. He turned around, wanting to go pick the immortal herb back up, but as he reached out with his hand to pull his Inferno Qilin Spear from the ground, he realized that his wrist was firmly frozen in place; he couldn’t move a single inch.
The Great Manor Head Miao quickly turned back and saw that Wu Ming was already holding onto his arm after having thrown the immortal herb away. Her hazy eyes were on the verge of tears, and she seemed utterly intoxicated.
Before Miao Yi could even process the situation, Wu Ming was already pouncing onto him, pushing him down to the ground. Wu Zhen joined in as well, and both of them continuosly feeling all over Miao Yi’s body. Judging from their movements, it seemed like they were trying to take his clothes off.
Fortunately for the Great Manor Head Miao, he was wearing armor. Not to mention, the armor artifact refined by Yao Ruoxian was the type that was tight-fitting to one’s figure. Hence, they could neither take off Miao Yi’s armor nor his clothes.
“What are you two doing?” Miao Yi was horrified. There was no use struggling either. Against two Purple Lotus cultivators, he was nothing more than a ragdoll. Miao Yi couldn’t crawl away even if he wanted to.
There was no way to strip the tight-fitting armor away, but how could a mere Second Grade Armor Artifact defend against the combined might of two Purple Lotus cultivators. The twins immediately used brute force to forcefully rip the armor artifact off. They were like two starving wolves pouncing on their prey.
A grating noise echoed forth as the armor artifact was ultimately destroyed, and a black mist enveloped all three of them.
“My armor… WHAT ARE YOU DOING… AHHH! Don’t strip me… HELP…!” Within the black mist, the sound of clothes being ripped could be heard… together with the sound of Miao Yi’s screams.
Once the black mist dissipated, Miao Yi was completely stark naked on the ground. He stared with widened eyes at the two people before him, and saw that they had already taken their own clothes off. As they tore off the bindings holding their chest down, two pairs of voluminous, white breasts were immediately released into the open.
Miao Yi’s jaw was wide-open in shock, but he finally understood what these two were planning to do now. He could only watch as their fair, slender bodies made their way on top of him.
The Great Manor Head Miao could not bear to try resisting them any longer, and simply turned his head to the side, letting nature take its course. He could only allow the other party do as they pleased with him, but he still couldn’t help from occasionally gritting his teeth. He had never been with someone so rough before; they were going at him like two ferocious beasts—as though they were spiritual beasts…
Celestial Nation Chamber of Commerce branch. Not long after the spirit eagle landed, the white-haired old man hurriedly rushed up to the highest floor and handed the jade archive over to Guo Shaohai. “NEWS from Miao Yi. IT has appeared!”
From his cross-legged position, Guo Shaohai abruptly opened his eyes. There was a gleam in them as he hastily snatched the jade archive away from the old man.
After reading through the jade archive’s contents, Guo Shaohai instantly stood up. It was so fast that the old man hadn’t even see him bend down. Holding the jade archive in his hand, he spoke excitedly, “Once every fifty thousand years… just as I expected! It looks like I made the right choice by taking charge of this place. By the time the other five receive the news, there won’t be a single dime left for them to take! Hahaha! That Miao Yi kid has performed beautifully!”
‘Crack!’ The jade archive was instantly ground into dust in his hand, and its remains flew towards the window; which was subsequently destroyed as a powerful gale escaped from within the room, carrying the jade archive’s remains with it. Meanwhile, the two men who were inside the room had disappeared without a trace.
A golden streak of light shot into the distance and quickly disappeared, followed from afar by another similar streak of golden light…