Versatile Mage - Chapter 929
Chapter 929 – Rumble In The Canyon, Awaken!
Chapter 929: Rumble in the Canyon, Awaken!
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons let out deep cries with confused expressions.
As Nanyu mentioned, the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons did not have eyes, and their hearing was quite bad, too. They were only able to sense moving objects around them through vibrations on the ground.
Ai Jiangtu was clearly right in front of them, yet after being on alert for some time, the creatures returned to the walls and went back to sleep.
“It’s working!” Ai Jiangtu raised his thumb at Nanyu.
Nanyu said to the others with a wide smile, “Let’s continue!”
The team stepped onto the orange-red ground in the canyon, yet the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons in the walls did not wake up.
Using the same method, the team advanced around five hundred meters before the path started to meander. They had to work together to successfully set the path. Luckily, the team had a rather unique Contracted Beast, the Night Rakshasa. The little, intelligent cat demon was quite reliable!
The journey was fairly smooth.
However, judging from the presence of the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons in the walls, it was obvious that the number of Forbidden Moon Rock Demons had increased significantly, not to mention that the creatures this far into the canyon were a lot stronger. The team was almost got into trouble at times when the devices were not connected properly.
“We’ll be there soon. We can leave this canyon after turning the next corner,” said Nanyu.
“The corner is quite sharp. It will be tricky to place the devices. We can only continue moving forward after someone retrieve the device at the back,” said Ai Jiangtu.
“I’ll go take it,” said Mo Fan.
Mo Fan happened to be at the back of the team. He decisively turned around to retrieve the device at the back just so the team could turn the corner successfully.
“After you retrieve the device, you have to regroup with us immediately. Don’t stay there for too long,” warned Nanyu.
“Don’t worry, I’m not slow either,” said Mo Fan.
Nanyu nodded. She signaled the team to move forward and stayed behind the corner…
It was only the safe spot. Otherwise, once Mo Fan retrieved the device at the back, the whole place would be filled with danger.
Mo Fan went to the back and glanced at the sky that was slightly orange-yellow from the canyon. The sky looked stretched from the gap of the cliffs. It was quite a spectacular view.
“Aren’t you going to apologize?” Lu Yilin’s voice came from behind.
Mo Fan turned around and saw Lu Yilin standing around seventy meters away from him with a dark face.
“Apologize for what?” asked Mo Fan in return.
“Hehe, what do you say?” Lu Yilin slowly walked toward the second device with a mocking grin.
Lu Yilin was obviously showing his intentions. If Mo Fan did not apologize to him, he would deactivate the second device and let Mo Fan be surrounded by the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons.
The others had already turned the corner. They did not realize what was going on.
“Oh, I will apologize, I’m sorry for calling you a little princess that can’t even stand any shock, as not only did I discover that you’re an arrogant little princess that can’t handle the slightest grievance, you’re also a narrow-minded retard threatening me with such a childish act,” Mo Fan was completely speechless at the man’s actions.
“Do you think I don’t dare to do it?” said Lu Yilin in a cold voice. His eyes flickered with strong anger.
“It’s up to you, but you should think about the consequences before you do,” answered Mo Fan.
Saying this, Mo Fan turned around and continued walking toward the device he was going to retrieve. He was still around ten meters away.
Mo Fan remembered Nanyu mentioned that he had to reach the corner within two seconds after he retrieved the device. He had already planned how he was going to leave at his quickest pace.
However, before Mo Fan reached the device, the walls on both sides started shaking.
Countless jagged faces popped out from the rocks with stern looks. Following the faces came the creatures’ bodies, densely poking out from the walls; there were simply too many of them!
Mo Fan immediately turned around and saw Lu Yilin picking up the device at the corner. The man was watching him with an evil grin.
Mo Fan was stunned. Frankly speaking, he never thought Lu Yilin would really dare to pick up the device, as he had a self-willed yet cowardly face!
Mo Fan had to admit that he had underestimated how narrow-minded he was. He also underestimated how vicious the man’s heart was!
“Are you trying to get me killed?” asked Mo Fan.
“Humph, so what? Who’s childish and young now?” Lu Yilin gave Mo Fan a last disdainful look and left.
Lu Yilin did not dare to stay any longer, as the place would be flooded with the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons in seconds.
The walls started shaking. Countless Forbidden Moon Rock Demons were awakened in the walls. Even though the creatures did not have eyes, they were still directing their anger at the intruders still.
Lu Yilin had removed the device in the middle. Not only did he place Mo Fan in danger, the others that had turned the corner were in danger too, since the devices only worked when they were transmitting signals between one another.
“Crap, they have all woken up, run!” yelled Zu Jiming.
“They are trying to trap us in here, hurry to the exit!”
“I’ll clear the path, stay closer!”
The whole canyon shook violently as the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons sprang out from the walls. They were like giant gates blocking the path ahead.
Magic light shone brightly in the canyon. Everyone on the team immediately used all they had, knowing how grave the situation was while desperately making their way to the exit.
Luckily, the team was not far away from the exit. They were able to prevent themselves from being surrounded by working together in the grim situation.
Ai Jiangtu and Li Kaifeng opened the path as the others followed behind. The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons on the cliffs were throwing rocks over five meters wide into the canyon. They were planning to bury the intruders straightaway!
The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons ahead of them stood in a row and stacked together into a thick gate, trying to seal the exit. Ai Jiangtu and Li Kaifeng used all their might to shatter the creatures in order to clear a path for the team.
“Lu Yilin is still behind!”
“Help him out.”
The team slowed down slightly. After Lu Yilin regrouped with them, they immediately ran for the exit.
However, Nanyu suddenly remembered that Lu Yilin was not supposed to be the person at the back. It should be Mo Fan who went to retrieve the device.
“Mo Fan, where’s Mo Fa!n?” screamed Nanyu.
Huge rocks kept falling above them while the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons attacked from both sides. The whole place was in an utter mess. No one noticed that Mo Fan was not with the team.
“We don’t have time to waste here. If we don’t get out now, we are all going to be stuck in here!” yelled Zu Jiming.
“No way, go back now!” said Nanyu.
“Take a look at the path behind us yourself, do you think we can make our way back?”
Nanyu turned around and discovered that the corner they had turned previously was already flooded with the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons.
The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons were around four meters tall and three meters wide. They had already stacked up into walls and filled up the canyon. It was impossible to turn back now.
How could they possibly go back there?
As more Forbidden Moon Rock Demons appeared, the team had no choice but to run for the exit.
The clean and cold moonlight shone at the exit of the canyon. Their vision cleared up as they reached the exit. The place ahead was flat just like the other end, except the ground was still orange-red. They were able to see the horizon now…
The moonlight descended upon the orange-red land and formed a boundary line at the exit. The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons were stuck in the shadows of the canyon. Even though the intruders were only less than ten meters away, they did not dare to leave the shadows, as if they would instantly turn into ashes after being exposed to the moonlight.
Everyone was soaked in cold sweat. They looked at the canyon that was almost sealed up. No one spoke for a moment.
“Damn it, what the heck happened!” cursed Zhao Manyan.
“Mo Fan is still inside, what shall we do?” said Jiang Shaoxu worriedly.
“What can we do, he’s dead for sure! We can’t possibly be thinking of going back there to save him?” said Lu Yilin.
“Damn it, was it you that set him up!?” Zhao Manyan dragged Lu Yilin’s collar and glared at him.
Lu Yilin shoved Zhao Manyan away and snapped coldly, “What do I have anything to do with it? Maybe he was stupid enough to mess up the device, he almost got the whole team killed!”
Zhao Manyan withheld his anger.
He knew now was not the time to quarrel with the annoying man. He had to find a way to save Mo Fan! The Forbidden Moon Rock Demons would be unable to kill him in such a short period of time since he had five elements.
“We’ll go up there and pull Mo Fan out,” said Zhao Manyan.
“No way, it’s even more dangerous up there. It’s the territory of the Sun Rock Demons; they are worse than the Forbidden Moon Rock Demons!” Nanyu immediately shook her head.
“We’ll rest up for a bit and clear a path!” suggested Zhao Manyan.
“You’re asking us to go back there when it took us so much trouble to get out?” Lu Yilin immediately disagreed.
“He’s dead for sure. The whole team is going to die if we’re stuck in there, let alone him being all alone. We should just move on and continue our journey. I told you we shouldn’t come considering how dangerous it is, but Mo Fan insisted on coming…” sighed Zu Jiming. He was the typical kind of person that was afraid of death.
“Rest up, we’ll clear a path to him. Either way, he’s still our comrade. Even if he’s dead, we have to find his body,” their captain Ai Jiangtu finally declared.