Chapter 2836: Hunting Operation
The hunting operation lasted for seven whole days. During the seven days, countless Godking Life-devouring Beasts died in the depths of the Two World Mountains.
The past few days were definitely the darkest days of the Two World Mountains since its creation, as the Two World Mountains had never lost such a tremendous number of Life-devouring Beasts in all the years it had existed, and they were all stronger Godking Life-devouring Beasts.
After several days of hunting, it also became more and more difficult for the experts of the ten divine halls to find Godking Life-devouring Beasts.
When they first entered the Two World Mountains and expanded the senses of their souls at the Primordial realm, they could often discover several or even many Godking Life-devouring Beasts within the range of their senses even after shrinking from the suppression.
But now, they would often have to spend a lot of time and cover a lot of ground before they ran into a living Godking Life-devouring Beast.
It was as if all the Godking Life-devouring Beasts in the Two World Mountains had been hunted to extinction in seven short days.
At this moment, a lengthy bellow suddenly erupted from the depths of the Two World Mountains. It was the Darkstar Emperor’s voice, and it truly resembled the furious howl of a Chaotic Prime. The terrifying sound waves possessed great penetrative power, piercing through the entire Two World Mountains.
Hearing the Darkstar Emperor’s howl, the Infinite Primes scattered in various regions of the Two World Mountains all stopped searching before flying out as quickly as they could without the slightest hesitation or doubt.
“The Darkstar Emperor has ordered for a retreat. Looks like he’s close to his limit too. Though, to be able to maneuver among so many Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts for so long when he can’t even recover a shred of energy, the Darkstar Emperor is extremely impressive.” Jian Chen gazed in the direction of the Darkstar Emperor before retreating as well.
The depths of the Two World Mountains were shrouded in thick mist, and the geography would constantly change, making it extremely easy to get lost.
However, to the Darkstar race, the Darkstar World served as the perfect guiding beacon of light. As a result, no matter what alarming changes the geography of the depths went through, they would never get lost.
Jian Chen was not a member of the Darkstar race, so he could not sense the Darkstar World, but he had already left behind an obscure imprint outside a long time ago, so he had nothing to worry about being able to find his way out.
Primordial realm experts moved extremely quickly, basically able to cover a thousand kilometers in an instant. As a result, in a mere four hours, all the hall masters and vice hall masters in the Two World Mountains had withdrawn from there, assembling in the territory of the Darkstar race.
“It’s been a very long time since our race has carried out such a large operation. This time, surely we’ve killed every last Godking Life-devouring Beast in the Two World Mountains…”
“Yeah. Even if some managed to escape, there shouldn’t be many remaining. Though, I feel like having us kill these Life-devouring Beasts that are only Godkings with our level of strength is a little bit of an overkill…”
“Well, there’s nothing we can do about it. Due to their limited strength, it takes tremendous effort for the outsiders to kill a single Godking Life-devouring Beast. If we want to rely on them, who knows how long it’ll take before they hunt down enough. As for the Godkings of our race, they’ll basically be reduced to the Life-devouring Beast’s food once their strength has been suppressed. As a result, the only way to hunt down large quantities of Godking Life-devouring Beasts in a short time is for us to set out personally…”
The Primordial realm experts discussed casually together. Many of them breathed rather heavily. In particular, the weaker Primordial realm experts like Bing Yuan even became slightly pale.
The seven days of hunting took different tolls on them. The weaker they were, the greater the toll was.
A heavy presence rapidly approached them from the Two World Mountains. The Darkstar Emperor was the last one to emerge. His hair was messy, and there were hints of exhaustion on his face. Many parts of his clothes were tattered too. He seemed to be in a rather miserable shape.
However, he was unscathed.
Although everyone had left the Two World Mountains, the Two World Mountains did not settle down because of that. The Life-devouring Beasts had discovered that many of their clansmen in their territories had been slaughtered, so they all let out furious roars, shaking up the mountains. They rampaged about in the depths, all gathering at the boundary of the Two World Mountains in the end. Their huge eyes that shimmered in the thick mist shone with raging fury and hatred.
However, they seemed to be afraid of something and refused to step out of the boundaries of the Two World Mountains.
“These dirty beasts aren’t stupid. They know not to set foot in our territory.” A vice hall master sneered as he stood outside the Two World Mountains. He no longer feared the Life-devouring Beasts anymore after leaving the Two World Mountains.
“Hmph, if we enter the Two World Mountains, we’ll be suppressed by the will of the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits. However, if they dare to enter our territory, they’ll also be suppressed by the will of our ancestor. Not only will their strength be limited, but even recovering from their wounds will become riddled with difficulties. By then, killing these dirty beasts will be a piece of cake for us,” said another vice hall master, his eyes filled with a provoking light.
The Darkstar World and the Two World Mountains were better described as territories the Grand Exalts of the two races carved up in the past than two different regions. Both members of the Darkstar race and Life-devouring Beasts would be suppressed and experience plummeting strength if they set foot in each other’s domain.
“If it were not for an absolute figure like the Darkstar Emperor, the current generation of the Darkstar race probably wouldn’t be able to enter the Two World Mountains and kill so many Godking Life-devouring Beasts like today.” Jian Chen saw the crux of the problem, as he discovered the number of Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts in the Two World Mountains were roughly similar to the Primordial realm experts of the Darkstar race. Even if there was a difference, it was not particularly big.
It was not just quantity. This even applied to their strength. The Darkstar race had a Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime, the Darkstar Emperor, while the Two World Mountains also had a Nine Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime Life-devouring Beast.
The two of them seemed to maintain some sort of balance, yet also seemingly restraining one another.
The reason why the balance would be broken was because the Darkstar Emperor was far too powerful. Despite also being a Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime, he could enter the depths of the Two World Mountains and hold his ground against all the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts alone.
There was nothing the Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime Life-devouring Beast could do to the Darkstar Emperor.
But similarly, the Darkstar Emperor clearly lacked the strength to kill the Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime Life-devouring Beast in the Two World Mountains!
To Jian Chen, the current stalemate between the Two World Mountains and the Darkstar race seemed more like an extension of the hatred between the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits and the Grand Exalt of the Darkstar race.
“Count up the Life-devouring Beasts and see if there’s enough for the ceremony,” said the Darkstar Emperor. In that moment, he seemed to become a huge vortex devouring the essence of the world, rapidly absorbing the energy in the surroundings to replenish his own at a speed that completely exceeded what a Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime should have possessed.
In Jian Chen’s eyes, this recovery rate normally only appeared on Chaotic Primes.