Chapter 7: Picking Up a Rock

Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios


“Gasp! Brother, be gentler.”


Jiang Li was in pain, but this martial artist found it funny.


“Bear with it, kid. Bite injuries in the wilderness are the most troublesome. If you don’t treat it properly, you’ll be infected with their tooth poison. You won’t be able to keep your entire arm.”


Jiang Li knew that the tooth poison was what they called the wound infection. Although he could clearly see the abnormal condition with the status panel, he did not want the Scaled Demon’s dirty saliva to remain in the wound. He could only endure the pain and continue talking.


“Alright… but Big Brother, what exactly are those things that attacked us today? Why do they look so similar to humans?” Jiang Li asked the obvious.


“Those are Scaled Demons. They are monsters from the sea. They look like humans, and they are all beauties.”


“But regarding that monster, actually all males and females look the same, and they even eat humans.”


What he wanted to express was very obvious. That beautiful appearance was just a disguise to lure their prey.


Jiang Li also felt a chill down his spine. He was wondering why these Scaled Demons looked like they were all females. So that was the reason.


These days, even those of other races have started to cross dress. It was truly a sight to behold.


“Then Big Brother, why don’t you just kill these monsters? Why do you need to capture them?”


He pointed at the martial artists not far away. They were moving the immobile Scaled Demons on the ground and throwing them into the metal cage carriage.


The sneak attack earlier had caused more than half of the Scaled Demons to escape. Now, the ones they had caught were once again locked up in empty cages.


This night attack had caused quite a bit of damage to the convoy. However, with the death of the Scaled Demons, it was obvious that they had lost even more. No one knew what these monsters were after.


“Of course we’re selling them. Alright, if you can move, go help the rest. I still have to save others.” With that said, he carried the medicine box and left.


Jiang Li touched the bandage and felt that it was more comfortable to move in than Yan Hong’s bandage.


He glanced at the interface panel. That bite was indeed ruthless. It took away 77 of his health points.


Although this was just a quantification in the character interface and could not be used to determine the physical condition of the body based on the health points, it still had a considerable reference value.


The medicine that that martial artist had applied to him was clearly inferior to the Pear Blossom Frost. The buff did not even appear.


However, Jiang Li now had two recovery buffs, [Slow Healing] and [Promoted Healing]. With these two, he could recover 6 health points every hour. In about 13 hours, his injuries would completely recover.


To mortals, this speed was quite exaggerated.


As an injured person, he did not need to help clean up the scene. He ran to the metal cages and observed them.


A martial artist had dragged two Scaled Demon corpses back from a nearby forest. They must have been killed by a cultivator while escaping.


From the looks of it, it was not easy to “capture” them alive. Even the relatively weaker talismans could easily kill a Scaled Demon.


As for the Scaled Demons, they clearly did not receive the same treatment of being buried in the ground like the humans. They were gathered together, and when the time came, they would be burned to ashes.


Swis.h.!.+


A soft sound of water suddenly sounded beside him.


A head slowly poked out from the iron cage!


Jiang Li suddenly recalled that this was the Scaled Demon that Yan Hong had brought him to see after dinner, but he had not seen it in the end.


His interest was piqued, and he observed the Scaled Demon without batting an eyelid. He saw that it was different from the rest of its kind. The hair was completely white, but its eyes were closer to a human’s, and the pupils were not as dilated.


A special one! As a transmigrator, Jiang Li loved to find special things.


After a more detailed comparison, he realized that the cage of this Scaled Demon was different from the other cages.


The iron bars were even thicker. There were no locks on the iron door, but it was directly sealed with molten iron. Four talisman papers were added to the four corners of the iron cage.


Jiang Li would not believe that she was not important.


“What is it looking at?”


Jiang Li noticed that the white-haired Scaled Demon had been staring in a certain direction all this time, so it did not notice his spying.


Following its gaze, another Scaled Demon was dragged out of the forest.


The white-haired Scaled Demon’s gaze followed the demon corpse as it was slowly moved.


At this moment, Jiang Li saw a black object suddenly fall from the Scaled Demon’s corpse.


The white-haired Scaled Demon moved as well, its gaze locked onto that.


Hmph!


Jiang Li purposely made a sound. The white-haired Scaled Demon was frightened and suddenly retreated into the water bucket.


Seeing that it no longer appeared, Jiang Li walked over casually. Then, a handkerchief in his sleeve accidentally fell to the ground.


After picking it up, he walked around aimlessly for a while before returning to his carriage.


After kneading a ball of paper and stuffing it into the small hole he made earlier, Jiang Li took out the handkerchief that the girl had given him. He opened it and saw a palm-sized black rock inside.


He turned and looked at it for a long time. This seemed to be the rock that a naughty kid threw in.


“I’ve been so excited for so long. Did I just pick up a useless rock?”


Jiang Li did not believe that so he decisively scanned through it.


[Name: Rock with Something Hidden]


[Type: Trash]


[Content: Unknown]


Indeed! There was something hidden within!


There was a faint stench coming from the stone, which was very similar to the fog from before.


He lit a lamp and carefully examined it. On the surface of the stone, he found an extremely fine crack.


Jiang Li did not use violence to break open the stone. He had no choice in this situation now. If there was really something good inside, it would not be his anymore.


He acted just like an injured person, quietly recuperating and sleeping in the carriage.


Later on, it was said that when the Immortal Masters returned, they did not capture many Scaled Demons. It seemed that they were ambushed and several people got injured.


That night, the white-haired Scaled Demon seemed to have lost its mind. It collided crazily against the cage, causing the entire camp to be unable to sleep. It was only after the Immortal Master punished it that it finally stopped.


The rest of the journey was peaceful. The villages and towns they saw gradually increased. They had already left the vast wilderness and entered human territory.


In fact, Jiang Li’s injuries had already recovered on the second day of his injuries. However, he had never taken off his bandages, and he had always done it himself when he was changing his bandages. It was only when his peers’ injuries were all healed that he chose a time to remove his bandages.


After speeding along the flat road for a few more days, a grand vermilion pavilion gradually appeared at the end of his sight.


“We’ve arrived at our destination!”

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