My Nascent Soul Ran Away Again - Chapter 184
Chapter 184: Lu Xuan: “Let Me Perform a ‘Lying in the Sand’ for Everyone”
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“The Sand-Swallowing Scorpions were ferocious beasts by nature, devoid of spiritual intelligence, yet immensely strong. Under the rules of this competition, they were sufficiently threatening to the contestants’ flying boats.”
“Of course, our audience need not worry. After this obstacle, all
Sand-Swallowing Scorpions will become part of the city’s banquet featuring a full scorpion feast, ensuring no wastage of these creatures,” The female host assured.
The citizens of the Flying Boat City well understood that wasting food was frowned upon, and anything edible should be consumed thoroughly.
At this moment, apart from Lu Xuan’s group at the edge of the desert obstacle, ten other teams had also approached the area.
In the previous iron chain bridge obstacle, the Valley People tribe and another team were attacked by their competitors.
The former experienced a classic case of betrayal, while the latter hadn’t even started crossing when their bridge pile was cut by the team queued behind them.
As a result, these two teams had not yet reached the desert obstacle.
Inside the bronze coffin, Lu Xuan looked at the flat desert, tapping the control panel and ordered, “Switch to combat mode and prepare in advance, there must be something hidden beneath.”
“Master, Master,” Ye Banzhuang raised her hand, “Can I do it?”
Lu Xuan nodded in agreement.
For this race, Cheng Lingzhu was driving, Ye Banzhuang controlled the attack system, and he himself became a free agent.
Ye Banzhuang giggled, revealing her small tiger teeth, placing both hands on the control panel.
She was small in stature, barely reaching Lu Xuan’s chest even while sitting in the driver’s seat.
Therefore, Lu Xuan subtly shifted his body, and Cheng Lingzhu also leaned over, gently kissing the top of Ye Banzhuang’s head.
Ye Banzhuang closed her eyes, choosing to ignore such behavior that violated driving etiquette.
Outside, a few meters after the Nine Dragons Coffin set off…
The sand layer exploded, and a scorpion covered in yellow sand leaped out.
This scorpion was over ten meters long, with enormous pincers and a meaty body, clearly a premium ingredient.
Covered in fine yellow sand dust, it almost looked like it had been rolled in cumin.
Upon seeing Lu Xuan’s vehicle, the Sand-Swallowing Scorpion swung its pincers and charged aggressively.
Cheng Lingzhu steered the chariot to meet it head-on.
The next moment, one of the nine coffin-pulling dragons abruptly raised its head.
Ye Banzhuang swung the dragon corpse, whipping its head like a massive hammer, smashing through the Sand-swallowing Scorpion.
A magical light shone from the scorpion’s body as it vanished. This was an array designed by the competition committee. Any dead Sand -Swallowing Scorpion would be instantly reclaimed, ensuring no waste.
However, defeating one Sand-Swallowing Scorpion did not mean the crisis was over.
As this scorpion fell, one after another, more Sand-Swallowing Scorpions emerged from the ground.
Even the smallest of the Sand -Swallowing Scorpions, excluding their tails, measured about three feet in length. The largest ones could reach a staggering length of thirty feet, making them truly colossal creatures.
The swarm of Sand-Swallowing Scorpions densely packed the entire desert obstacle area. Under normal circumstances, such a large number of these creatures would not be found in one area.
The supplier of the Sand-swallowing Scorpions was the neighboring Immortal Farmer Sect, who had reached a cooperation agreement with the officials of the Flying Boat Race.
Looking at the vast number of Sand -Swallowing Scorpions, all the contestants knew that there was no way to circumvent this obstacle.
“We must force our way through, ” Ao Sheng stated gravely inside the Ice Dragon chariot.
“Passing through such a large swarm of scorpions will likely consume a lot of demon crystals.”
Ao Yuan, in the driver’s seat, expressed her concern, “There are more obstacles ahead. If we run out of demon crystals, we’ll be in trouble.”
“Look at the very back, ” Ao Sheng pointed to a corner of the screen.
The projection magic tool made from projection stones allowed them to see the outside world.
At the rear of the swarm, a gigantic Sand-swallowing Scorpion stood guard. Its length exceeded thirty feet, with a dark gold color on its body, exuding a sense of power.
This was the boss of the third obstacle, the Sand-Swallowing Scorpion King.
But Ao Sheng’s focus wasn’t on the Scorpion King itself.
He pointed to its back.
Near the Scorpion King’s eyes, three iron boxes, each about half the height of a person, were fixed in place.
“Is this… The supply cache for this obstacle?”
Ao Yuan’s eyes lit up.
She and Ao Sheng had encountered similar situations in previous obstacles. In many of them, demon crystal supplies were provided.
“Just getting one box would solve our supply problems. If we could get all three…”
Ao Sheng’s eyes narrowed.
Before he could finish, Ao Yuan pushed the lever, and the Ice Dragon chariot sped off.
Ao Sheng wasn’t the only one who noticed the demon crystal supplies.
Other perceptive contestants also realized this and entered the obstacle after brief contemplation.
At the commentary desk, the male host beamed, “It seems our contestants have discovered the supplies hidden in this obstacle. However, the competition committee has placed them on the back of the Sand -Swallowing Scorpion King. Getting these limited three sets of demon crystals will take quite some effort.’
“Unlike the previous obstacles, this one is a semi-no-fly zone, allowing chariots to fly low within ten meters above the ground,”
The female host revealed the crux of the obstacle:
“This way, our contestants can avoid most of the Sand-swallowing Scorpions’ attacks and only need to deal with the stronger ones, saving a lot of energy.”
At this moment, on the field, each team employed various methods to deal with the scorpions.
Ao Sheng and his sister drove the dragon-shaped chariot, emitting a cold fog.
The Sand -Swallowing Scorpions covered by this fog turned into beautiful ice sculptures, collected by the array.
Nalan Yu’s approach was more violent.
The Fire Phoenix soared low, deftly avoiding attacks from lower-level scorpions while breathing out pale golden spiritual flames.
The blossoming golden flames stuck to the scorpions like persistent sores, burning their bodies to ashes with intense heat.
In contrast to the two aggressive young teams, the Buddhist-Daoist group was much more restrained.
The Dazzling Bull cart shook as the stone bull raised its body, exhaling white mist to envelop the cart.
As the mist formed, the existence of this cart vanished from the perception of many contestants.
“Truly ingenious! ”
The male commentator couldn’t help but praise, “The olfactory and tactile senses of the Sand-swallowing Scorpions are sharp, but their vision is poor. Except for the Scorpion King, the rest are practically blind.
The three Daoists cleverly used this trait of the scorpions to achieve a different kind of invisibility!”
“The performance of the three Buddhist masters is also impressive,” The female commentator said, her eyes sparkling.
“They used a conversion technique to tame a Sand-Swallowing Scorpion, making it their mount!”
The director switched the camera to show a fifteen-foot-long scorpion swiftly crawling.
Behind its head, a halo of golden light appeared, a sign of being converted by Buddhist methods.
The three Buddhist masters tapped their wooden fish, riding the giant scorpion towards the Scorpion King!
With its large size, any obstacles in its path were simply swept aside.
“All the contestants are truly demonstrating their remarkable abilities,”
The male commentator remarked, then suddenly remembered, “What about team thirteen? What is team thirteen doing?”
However, the camera swept across the entire area and found no trace of the distinctive flying boat.
“Strange, where is team thirteen?”
The female commentator was equally surprised.
Just then, at the foot of the Sand-Swallowing Scorpion King, the sand layer suddenly exploded!
The Nine Dragons Coffin, pulled by nine ferocious dragons, appeared before the Sand-swallowing Scorpion King!
While the other contestants were fiercely battling and forcing their way through the obstacle,
Cheng Lingzhu drove the flying boat beneath the sand layer, approaching the Sand-Swallowing Scorpion King in this manner!