Chapter 30 - Faint (edited)
Chapter 30 - Fainted
After the Qing Yi Clan warriors had joined Ji Xia’s troop, the troop started moving forward faster than before.
The Qing Yi Clan warriors were born in the jungle. The primitive jungle was like their own backyard. Additionally, the Maguspriests in the Qing Yi Clan were the best at communicating with all kinds of magical creatures of the jungle, and deal with those poisonous miasmas.
The two hundred elite warriors that had come with Qing Ying, were leading the way at the front of the troop. The troop didn’t encounter any problems due to their guidance.
“Wooo-hoo!“ Qing Ying let out a shout, ran up, and jumped to grab a long vine, swung over the troop then dropped himself onto a towering tree. He effortlessly found a couple of bird eggs in a nest, and poured them straight into his mouth.
Qing Ying wiped his mouth satisfied, then swung backwards. He flipped a few times in the air and quietly landed beside Ji Hao. Qing Ying gave Ji Hao two bird eggs and tapped him on the shoulder.
“Hey, Hao! Don’t be so quiet! Why’re you sitting here all day? You don’t even look like a young man, you know? You look like those elders in the clan. Come on, follow me! Let’s hang out! Look, over there! It’s a nest full of Iron Beak Parrots!”
Qing Ying shouted out abruptly and pointed at a tree miles away.
Ji Hao was still turning his head to look at that tree while Qing Ying had already hopped on a branch and shot an arrow; the sharp arrow whizzed through the air. A faint cyan light appeared behind Qing Ying, and formed a pair of cyan wings which were rapidly flapping in the wind. The arrow was wrapped by a wisp of cyan smoke and darted miles away in the blink of an eye.
The tree that Qing Ying had pointed to, was thousands of feet tall. Tens of beautiful Iron Beak Parrots were hovering and tweeting around a huge nest, built on a branch of that tree. All of those birds suddenly howled simultaneously and had been shot down by that one arrow shot by Qing Ying.
“Wow! Amazing!” Ji Hao popped up his eyes and exclaimed out loud. His eyesight was great, which allowed him to see clearly that all of those parrots had been pierced by the arrow through the middle of their eyes and were falling from the air; all of their feathers had remained undamaged though.
“Of course!” Qing Ying leapt off and said proudly. “Hao, I, your dear uncle! I’m the most handsome man, the best shooter, and the youngest Senior Magus in the Qing Yi Clan!” Yelled Qing Ying while he was leaping between branches.
Qing Ying didn’t stop the boast; he quickly got under the towering tree and picked up those dead parrots. However, soon he started screaming and fleeing backwards, because a large group of Ghost Faced Bees were madly chasing after him.
“Help! Xia! Brother! Help me! Damn! Bees! I hate these crazy bees! Why did they make a nest in the grass?!”
Qing Ying put his arm around his own head and ran towards Ji Xia. The Ghost Faced Bees were not highly venomous; however, once stung by this kind of bees, the wounds would be itching like hell. Usually, people couldn’t help but keep scratching their skins after having been stung by the Ghost Faced Bees; sometimes they even scratched their own skins off.
Ji Xia walked up to Qing Ying half laughing and half annoyed. He grabbed Qing Ying and threw him into the troop, then opened his mouth and spurted a large stream of fire, which burned those bees into ashes.
Qing Ying took a seat next to Ji Hao; he had not yet recovered from that fright. “Damn! Those mad bees...” Qing Ying complained loudly.
Ji Hao looked at him, laughed out, and said: “Uncle Ying! I thought you’re the youngest Senior Magus in your clan! How could you be frightened by a group of bees?”
Qing Ying held his head high, looked at the rosy sun, and said shamelessly: “Ofcourse I’m the youngest Senior Magus...I just...haven’t been able to awaken my Magus Acupoints...yet.”
Qing Ying had brought the troop a lot of fun during the journey. He was always jumping around like a monkey, making all kinds of small troubles, which made people laugh.
Day after day, the troop was still traveling through the jungle. Qing Ying loved hunting. He hunted a lot of beasts for Ji Hao to eat with his excellent hunting skills. Sometimes, Qing Ying just simply wanted to shoot something. Ji Hao was practicing on the [Bu Tian Bu Lou Magic Spell], which allowed him to swallow as much as he wanted.
The two of them made a perfect team based on hunting and eating animals. With the power of the [Bu Tian Bu Lou Magic Spell], Ji Hao was growing stronger and stronger. His body gained more power and his blood blushed the red net of bloodline power much quicker than before.
Ji Hao’s body had been improved by the dragon’s blood. The potential of his body was far greater than that of an ordinary human being. Added with all of those beasts he had swallowed recently, Ji Hao’s physical power had already gone far beyond the Novice Level. However, he intentionally was controlling his strength and power, keeping his grade at the Eleventh Level as a Novice Magus.
Soon, they had traveled for fifty days. It was a quiet afternoon, a few Qing Yi Clan warriors flew back and shouted loudly.
“Brother Ji Xia! Brother Ying! We’re only fifty miles away from the Cold Stream Valley!”
Qing Ying was bored, and was sitting on the mammoths’ leader’s head, with his bow held in his hands. He let out a cheering sound when he heard those warriors, and darted away through the trees, disappearing quickly into the jungle, leaving a series of cyan-coloured afterimages behind him.
Ji Xia and Qing Fu stood up and looked into the jungle.
With these mammoths, they could reach their destination in two hours at top.
Ji Hao also stood up and looked into the jungle. The Cold Stream Valley, where Ji Shu wanted them to come. Ji Hao had made his mind up, no matter how difficult this would be, he was going to make Ji Shu and his people regret their decision, and accept the consequences.
Ji Hao took a deep breath, turned around and smiled to Qing Fu, and tried to say something to her. Suddenly, a ball of fire spurted out from his chest. He felt as if a volcano had just erupted inside his body; a large amount of hot air released from his internal organs and steamed his bones and muscles. Ji Hao spat a mouthful of hot blood and made grabbing motions towards Qing Fu, but fainted then.
The leather armour Ji Hao was wearing was burned out by his high body temperature. Tens of twisted blood-red spell symbols were emerging from the smooth skin of his slim yet sturdy body. Those spell symbols were continuously beating and quickly disintegrating one after another.
“Is the magic seal cast by Maguspriest Ji Kui disappearing? This...Ji Kui had said that this magic seal would gradually disappear after Hao’s physical strength reached beyond the Junior Level!” Qing Fu and Ji Xia exclaimed simultaneously.
Ji Hao saw countless phantoms flashing through his eyes; his ears were buzzing and he couldn’t hear Qing Fu or Ji Xia.
“Gee, the Senior Magi blood? Hm...little guy, that couple, who you call Abba and Amma...They love you so much...the tie of blood... Even I am jealous of you!” The voice of the mysterious man came from Ji Hao’s spiritual space.