Divine Beast Adventures Chapter 139 – Cornered Beast
Chapter 139: Chapter 139 – Cornered Beast
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Edited by RED
As long as the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander was unable to use its Earth Displacement skill, Zhang Che had nothing to fear.
If it dared to come out, there was totally a chance of killing it with the Purple Jade Condor and Cold Abyss Flood Dragon working together.
Of course, there was only a possibility of doing so.
After all, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander was an exotic beast at the same level and quality as the Purple Jade Condor. If it was bent on escaping, the chances of it succeeding were extremely high.
“I hope that fellow will pursue out here in rage. If I can successfully kill it and obtain its beast card, I really wouldn’t have anything to be afraid of at the outskirts of this mountain range in the future.”
As Brother Meng’s final cries came to a stop, Zhang Che’s eyes shone with excitement, staring at the cave’s entrance without blinking, anticipating the appearance of the huge, black figure.
Zhang Che wasn’t left disappointed in the end.
After killing two humans in a row, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s head was dyed red with blood. Its savagery was fully aroused. Upon seeing Zhang Che, the first one to barge into its territory, actually standing a short distance away from the cave entrance, it suddenly opened its mouth wide and let out a fierce cry. Its six-meter long body, as thick as a bull, quickly shot out of the cave.
“Great, I was afraid you weren’t coming!” Zhang Che suppressed his urge to break out in laughter and turned around, running towards the opposite end of the valley in a hurry.
How could the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander just watch as Zhang Che made his escape? Its thick limbs quickly shuffled forward, closing half of the distance between them in just a few breaths’ time.
Right as this moment, Zhang Che suddenly stopped in place and turned back around.
A bolt of purple lightning suddenly swooped down from the sky, the sharp talons under its belly reaching out directly for the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s eyes.
Zhang Che jumped up nimbly onto a huge rock about a few meters tall and summoned the Gluttony Monkey with a wave of his hand. He handed the bow and arrows on his back to the frisky monkey and locked his gaze onto the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander below.
“About a minute had passed since its Earth Displacement skill ended. So, I have to finish this battle within the next nineteen minutes, or it will be impossible to catch it once its skill is usable again.”
Zhang Che clearly remembered that the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s Earth Displacement skill had a cooldown time of twenty minutes. It was absolutely safe as long as he grabbed onto this opportunity and killed the beast within the skill cooldown period.
At the front of the huge rock, the Purple Jade Condor dove down ferociously from the sky. The Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander was left with no choice but to temporarily forego pursuing Zhang Che, fending the Purple Jade Condor’s attack with a swing of its long, thick tail
A crisp sound rang out following the long tail’s swing.
The Purple Jade Condor was obviously a little afraid of this powerful strike. Its diving figure suddenly twisted, narrowly dodging the counterattack.
With that, however, the Purple Jade Condor’s attack naturally failed as well.
Zhang Che couldn’t resist knitting his brow.
The Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander was a three-star dark gold-quality beast, after all. It would prove to be a very difficult task for the Purple Jade Condor to bring it down.
“Frisky monkey, you’re responsible for harassing the lizard when Ah Zi attacks later. Don’t let that fellow defend and counterattack as it pleases.”
“Zhizhi!” the Gluttony Monkey responded in acknowledgement. The bowstring of the Falling Star Model X was half drawn, with a M-type armor-piercing arrow nocked, ready to fire at any moment.
The Purple Jade Condor was extremely fast. After failing its attack, it quickly drew an arc in the air and swooped down at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander once more.
Its aim this time was on the back of the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s head.
Sensing an ominous wind blowing from behind, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander turned around and took the initiative to bite at the Purple Jade Condor, just as a black arrow suddenly shot through the air, heading straight for its ear.
Although the Falling Star Model X could fire powerful arrows, it was impossible to penetrate the defense of a defensive-type dark gold-quality exotic beast’s scales, even if it was paired with the best armor-piercing ammunition, the M-type armor-piercing arrow.
As such, the frisky monkey directly aimed at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s ear. It was the weakest area on its body; he could cause considerable damage to it if he hit his target.
The truth was, compared to the finger-sized ear hole, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s eyes were the best target.
However, the lizard’s eyesight was extremely outstanding, and its reaction time was fast. It was nigh impossible to get a hit on its eyes. Attacking the other vulnerable spots while it was distracted was the only way to deal some damage to it.
Even so, Zhang Che had underestimated the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander. The latter immediately sensed danger the moment the Gluttony Monkey fired the arrow and twisted its body, the arrow hitting the scales next to its ear with a loud crack. Sparks flew about, and only a tiny white mark was left on its scale.
Not only that, the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander also dodged the Purple Jade Condor’s attack in the same motion it defended itself against the arrow!
“Argh!” Zhang Che smacked his right fist onto his left palm, letting out a disappointed sigh. He was starting to grow anxious.
With the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s nimbleness, it was extremely hard to take it down in a short time even if the Purple Jade Condor and frisky monkey worked together.
“Let’s do it the hard way, then!” Left without a choice, Zhang Che could only use his killer move. Under his order, the Purple Jade Condor activated its Wing Blade skill and turned into a bolt of purple lightning, swooping down at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander.
At the same time, the Gluttony Monkey also received a new order from Zhang Che.
He immediately drew the Falling Star Model X at flying speed, shooting M-type armor-piercing arrows one after another, as if they were free. He didn’t take proper aim, either, only firing the arrows at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s head.
The concentrated rain of arrows struck the scales on the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s head non-stop with loud clanking sounds. Sparks flew everywhere, as if a new blacksmith shop had opened around here.
Facing such heavy harassment from the frisky monkey, it was obviously impossible for the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander to continue dodging the Purple Jade Condor’s skill. It displayed its ferociousness at this moment and decided not to dodge anymore, and chose to swing its long and thick tail at the Purple Jade Condor for a direct confrontation.
A dull bang rang out. The Purple Jade Condor’s figure swayed for a brief moment and flew over the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander.
On the other hand, a harrowing wound appeared on the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s tail. The black scales that provided unparalleled defense were actually cut open by the Purple Jade Condor’s Wing Blade, drawing a half-meter-long wound on it’s tail. The skin and flesh were rolled over, fresh blood flowing out of the wound.
“Good, keep it up!”
Zhang Che couldn’t help but feel pumped up, staring at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander.
The Purple Jade Condor was extremely fast under the effects of using its skill. In less than two seconds, its purple figure drew a full arc in the air once more and dove straight at the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander, continuing its assault on its enemy with its other wing.
Zhang Che noticed that the wing that had struck the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander earlier seemed to have a duller glow than the other.
-The Purple Jade Condor was actually injured, too!-
He didn’t expect the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s defense to be that tough! Zhang Che’s face sank a little, hoping that the Purple Jade Condor could hold on until it slew its foe. Even if it failed to slay its enemy, severely injuring it would be great.
Another dull bang rang out. The Purple Jade Condor’s Wing Blade clashed against the Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander’s tail once more, adding another harrowing injury to the tail.
The Dark-Scaled Lizard Commander was finally terrified. Using the opening when the Purple Jade Condor flew past it, it quickly turned its body and crawled in the direction of its nest.
“Did you think I’d let a cornered beast escape so easily?” A cold smile flashed on Zhang Che’s face as he looked towards the Cold Abyss Flood Dragon, who had been waiting by the cave entrance all this while.