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Chapter 4156: Guardian Demon Spirits

After joining forces with Mo Wen Dao to kill Wu Ping, Zhong Bai Nan said in a matter-of-fact tone, “I want two of these three Heavenly Dao Fruits.”

“Very well.”

Contrary to Zhong Bai Nan’s expectations, Mo Wen Dao readily agreed with a smile on his face.

The intermediate Emperors of Gods with Mo Wen Dao were also puzzled and surprised by his reaction.

‘The Mansion Master is fine with only having one Heavenly Dao Fruit?’

Even if Zhong Bai Nan was a famous figure in the past and was powerful, Mo Wen Dao, the Mansion Master of the Divine Spirit Mansion, was not weak by any means, right?

Mo Wen Dao said with a smile, “Elder Zhong, you’re my senior, after all. Moreover, I know that I’m not a match for you. If we were to fight, I’m afraid I won’t even get one Heavenly Dao Fruit. As such, it’s best for me to only ask for one.” After a pause, he added, “Elder Zhong, I really hope you won’t renege on your words. After all, with your strength, even if you insist on taking all three, there’s nothing I can do.”

After saying that, Mo Wen Dao sighed.

“It’s not a problem for me to give you one,” Zhong Bai Nan said frankly.

“Thank you, Elder Zhong,” Mo Wen Dao said, expressing his gratitude, upon hearing Zhong Bai Nan’s words. Then, he smiled and said, “Elder Zhong, shall we work together to kill the demon spirit guarding the tree before we harvest the Heavenly Dao Fruits?”

“Alright,” Zhong Bai Nan said curtly. Then, he flew into the sky with Mo Wen Dao, heading toward the Heavenly Dao Fruit tree.

As soon as the duo approached, the void around the tree began to ripple and twist violently before a huge python appeared. The python was blood-red just like the Heavenly Dao Fruit. It was extremely huge, and its length from the head to the tail was about 100 meters.

At this moment, the python stared at Mo Wen Dao and Zhong Bai Nan with its cold gaze as it hissed. Each time it hissed, the force would cause the void to tremble. It was clearly trying to stop the duo from coming closer.

In the distance…

‘The tree even has a guardian demon spirit?’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he watched from afar. Although he did not extend his Divine Consciousness, he could still keenly sense the demon spirit’s threatening aura. The demon spirit’s strength was comparable to an advanced Emperor of Gods at least.

Demon spirits in the Trial of Gods were similar to monsters in the real world, and they were very common in the Trial of Gods. One would also be rewarded accordingly when killing demon spirits.

At the same time, Mo Wen Dao and Zhong Bai Nan had already made their moves and attacked the demon spirit.

The demon spirit roared before it charged toward the duo.

Upon seeing this, the duo sneered, thinking that the demon spirit was seeking death.

In the next moment…

Swoosh!

The void suddenly shook violently.

Following that, the sneers on the duo’s faces froze when two figures appeared out of thin air next to them.

‘Teleportation?’

Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed slightly. He had seen it clearly. The two pythons, which were a different color from the first python, had teleported when they appeared using the law of space.

“Sh*t!”

Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao were caught off guard. They did not expect another two demon spirits to appear. They quickly turned around in midair and attacked the two pythons that suddenly appeared.

The duo seemed to have forgotten about the first python at this time, but the python definitely did not forget them. It charged forward and joined forces with the other two pythons to fight the duo.

Meanwhile, the intermediate Emperors of Gods stood at the side and watched the fight in fear. Soon after, they made a discovery.

“These three demon spirits are advanced Emperors of Gods!”

As such, Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao could not gain the upper hand against the three huge pythons. They seemed evenly matched.

Suddenly, one of the intermediate Emperors of Gods on Mo Wen Dao’s side shouted, “Wang Wei! How dare you!”

At this time, a middle-aged man, another one of the intermediate Emperors of Gods, who was also on Mo Wen Dao’s side, flew toward the Heavenly Dao Fruit tree while Mo Wen Dao and Zhong Bai Nan were locked in a battle with three huge pythons. His eyes shone with greed as he charged toward the Heavenly Dao Fruit tree.

The Heavenly Dao Fruit was an ultimate treasure, after all. Moreover, there were three of them now.

The three huge pythons roared again when they discovered someone trying to take advantage of the situation to seize the Heavenly Dao Fruits. They grew even more furious when they discovered that there was nothing they could do about it since they were locked in a battle with Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao.

Zhong Bai Nan scoffed as he said coldly, “Mansion Master Mo, the person you invited here is truly an idiot.”

Not only was Mo Wen Dao not angry, but he agreed with Zhong Bai Nan as well. He said with a sigh, “He’s indeed an idiot. Elder Zhong, since he has a death wish, why don’t we fulfill his wish?”

“Very well, let’s withdraw for now,” Zhong Bai Nan replied with both words and actions.

Mo Wen Dao followed suit and withdrew as well.

The three huge pythons did not chase after the duo. Instead, they moved toward the middle-aged man. In just a blink of an eye, the middle-aged man called Wang Wei, who was an intermediate Emperor of Gods, was devoured by one of the pythons before he could even react.

Following that, Zhong Bai Nan said icily, “Everyone, attack and kill them. Those who don’t make a move will die!”

These words were not only directed to Mo Wen Dao’s people, but also to the two people from the Wu clan. After all, Zhong Bai Nan did not want any of the intermediate Emperors of Gods to follow Wang Wei’s example and take advantage of the situation.

“Everyone, attack!” Mo Wen Dao said as well. Clearly, he had come to an agreement with Zhong Bai Nan.

Under such circumstances, the intermediate Emperors of Gods naturally did not dare to defy the duo’s orders. They hurriedly followed Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao to attack the three pythons. Although they were not comparable to advanced Emperors of Gods, they had strength in numbers.

With the help from the intermediate Emperors of Gods, Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao, who originally could not gain the upper hand, quickly gained the upper hand this time. Moreover, the gap between them and the three pythons was continuing to widen.

Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You continued hiding in the distance as they watched the fierce battle.

Duan Ling Tian asked through Voice Transmission, “Since I brought forth this emperor-grade secret realm, will the three huge pythons attack me if I seize the chance now to steal the Heavenly Dao Fruits?”

“They will,” Liu Wu You replied, “Some treasures in the secret realm, like the Heavenly Dao Fruits, can only be obtained after killing the demon spirits guarding them. Even if you successfully obtain the fruit without being killed, they’ll hunt you down unceasingly until they kill you and obtain the fruits again.”

Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian dismissed the idea of stealing the Heavenly Dao Fruits while everyone was distracted. He decided to think of another way.

Duan Ling Tian continued to watch the fight.

“Hmm?”

A mocking smile appeared on his face as he said, “Those two people are really vicious.”

“What do you mean?”

Although Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You were both rudimentary Emperors of Gods, it did not mean she was as perceptive as Duan Ling Tian.

Duan Ling Tian replied with a smile, “You’ll figure it out if you continue watching. It won’t take long before there are only two people left in front of us.”

A few breaths after Duan Ling Tian spoke, Zhong Bai Nan, who was attacking alongside Wu Xiang Qian, suddenly withdrew, leaving Wu Xiang Qian alone.

“Zhong Bai Nan, you’re so vicious!”

These were Wu Xiang Qian’s final cry before he died. His voice was filled with anger, unwillingness, resentment, and the fear of death.

Buzz!

After Wu Xiang Qian died, Zhong Bai Nan returned and attacked the demon spirit. With that, he successfully wounded the first python.

Meanwhile, the others finally returned to their senses after watching Wu Xiang Qian die. Their expressions changed drastically.

Similar to Zhong Bai Nan, Mo Wen Dao also suddenly withdrew as though he had come to a tacit agreement with Zhong Bai Nan.

It was clear the duo had planned this beforehand.

In the next moment, the remaining intermediate Emperors of Gods were killed one after another.

Following that, Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao successfully injured the other two demon spirits as well.

Liu Wu You, who was next to Duan Ling Tian, inhaled sharply upon seeing this. At this moment, she felt very fortunate that she left with Duan Ling Tian. Otherwise, she would have died as well.

Among the intermediate Emperors of Gods who died, two of them were Mo Wen Dao’s right-hand men. However, Mo Wen Dao did not hesitate at all when he sacrificed them.

“He sacrificed them just for a chance to injure the pythons and obtain the Heavenly Dao Fruits?”

Liu Wu You felt chills running up her spine.

Duan Ling Tian continued to watch the fight.

Although Zhong Bai Nan and Mo Wen Dao had gained the upper hand earlier with the help of the intermediate Emperors of Gods, they still could not kill the three pythons. However, after sacrificing the intermediate Emperors of Gods, they managed to seriously injure the three pythons. As such, it seemed like it would not be a problem for them to kill the three demon pythons now. Perhaps, they would be able to do so in justa dozen breaths or so with minor injuries.

“No rewards?” Duan Ling Tian whispered to himself with a frown. He had discovered earlier when Wu Ping and the others died that killing was not rewarded in the Trial of Gods.

At the same time, Liu Wu You was both speechless and confused when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.

‘Is he really confused or is he pretending?’

Nonetheless, Liu Wu You still explained patiently, “Emperor-grade secret realms are different from the outside world. Outside, you’ll be rewarded instantly. However, the rewards in here will accumulate, and they’ll be divided among the survivors in the end. If only one person survives, he or she will obtain all the rewards. If two people survive, the rewards will be split accordingly, and so on…”

As Liu Wu You spoke, she could not help but look at Duan Ling Tian warily.