Chapter 91 Earth Treasure, Red Spirit Date!
Fang Qiu’s eyes twinkled.
He was extremely excited.
He didn’t expect
This Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures was hidden in this cave.
This was exactly what he needed urgently then. He had no idea what these heaven materials and earth treasures looked like.
Fang Qiu was already pleasantly surprised by finding the prelude of the Great Hand of Destruction. Then he got this Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures.
How could he not be excited?
He quickly opened the Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures and pictures and descriptions came in front of his eyes.
He glanced through carefully.
This Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures recorded the appearance of all the heaven materials and earth treasures. There was some description for most of them.
With his heart filled with excitement and thrill, he went through the entire Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures quickly and memorized all the words and images in his head.
Fang Qiu then carefully packed it away.
“I don’t know which senior left these treasures here.”
“Thank you, the unknown senor!”
He stood up.
Fang Qiu moved to the center of the cave and got down on his knees facing the rattan bed. He kowtowed nine times to express his gratitude before leaving.
Looking at the sky bright with morning rays, Fang Qiu hastily took out his mobile.
To his surprise.
He had spent an entire day and night in the cave.
Fang Qiu was in shock.
He suddenly lost a day and a night. There was not much time left for him.
“Only two days left.”
He was pressed by a sense of urgency.
Fang Qiu’s body moved and he hurried towards the place with bones of fierce beasts the old man had mentioned.
As soon as he started,
He found the wolf he had knocked out was still in a faint.
He laughed bitterly
Fang Qiu approached the wolf and tapped at its head gently to wake it up.
The wolf moved backwards at once and growled at Fang Qiu before escaping.
Towards the east again…
This stupid wolf!
Fang Qiu laughed. He carried on with his journey, still behind the wolf!
He circled around the cliff where the cave was located and followed the wolf east.
Fang Qiu climbed over one hill.
And arrived at a valley where three mountains met.
Exactly thirty miles east as the old man had said.
The wolf gave Fang Qiu a provoking roar and then, without Fang Qiu’s slash, it lied down with all four legs in the air, pretending dead.
Fang Qiu chuckled.
He had no time to waste on this silly creature.
Fang Qiu raised his brows immediately.
“Very intense odor of rotten remains.”
A faint scent of blood and a strong odor of rotten remains filled the air.
Not yet stinking.
Just the smell of rotting meat.
Gazing into the valley ahead of him,
Fang Qiu noticed the valley was narrow but long.
Because three mountains met here, this valley was only about thirty meters deep and just over ten meters wide. Shrubs were growing wildly inside, almost shrouding the entire valley.
“Go in and check it out.”
Fang Qiu dared not take it lightly.
After all, entering this valley was like walking into the dark.
It would be hard to move with so many shrubs.
Inside the valley,
Fang Qiu instantly moved his internal Qi to press down the shrubs in his way.
He moved forth step by step.
Every one or two meters, he saw several bones scattered on the ground with some bloody flesh left on and countless worms thickly dotted. Very gross.
He advanced for over ten meters.
Finally, it suddenly opened up to a wide clearing.
Hidden behind these luxuriant shrubs was an open field of a decent size.
The field was covered by grass and there was a tiny mountain spring.
The grass was about one hand tall.
Many animal bones were scattered all over the place.
Chest bones, leg bones, and skulls.
These bones also had bloody flesh and numerous worms crawling about. It couldn’t fit in this delicate scenery at all.
It was hard to accept such an intense odor of rotten remains in this green field.
“Something is not right!”“No way!”
Seeing this, Fang Qiu frowned and sharpened his vigilance secretly.
It was too peaceful.
The peace was completely opposite to what he saw.
“So many fierce beasts died here. There must be something luring them. Something killed them.”
Fang Qiu thought to himself.
What could draw a wild beast?
Different from humans without intelligence, these wild animals in the woods had incredible natural senses beyond humans’ reach.
They could sense danger or a temptation as soon as it presented itself and make their choice within a really short time.
What would be the most tempting for wild animals?
It would be the energy of heaven and earth that could make them stronger.
So some heaven material or earth treasure with the energy of heaven and earth must be here.
So where would it be?
Fang Qiu calmed his mind.
He looked around vigilantly and observed carefully.
There was nothing on the grass but those animal bones.
And there was nothing in the mountain spring.
“Could it be under the ground?”
Fang Qiu muttered to himself.
When he got the Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures, he read some of them were buried underground. These treasures featured tiny branches and leaves. Some of them only had a stem about the size of a finger. It would be impossible to find them without great care.
As this idea flashed across his mind, Fang Qiu carried on with his search.
This time he was not just glancing about. He took one step after another on the grass and observed every detail clearly.
A moment later,
Fang Qiu exclaimed with excitement and joy.
He had reached the end of the valley.
In front of his feet was a thick clump of grass.
He looked carefully.
In the middle of the grass stood a half-transparent bright pink cardamom of the size of a small finger.
“Earth treasure! Red Spirit Date!”
Fang Qiu was overjoyed.
He remembered seeing this in the first part of the Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures.
Red Spirit Date.
In the shape of a date with the touch of the jade.
This earth treasure was ranked rather low on the list but it was very hard to get because it grew underground. This underground cardamom grew in places rich in the energy of heaven and earth and it was moistened by the energy.
The only way to find the red spirit date was through its twin the Red Spirit Cardamom.
As stated in the Scroll of Heaven Materials and Earth Treasures, the Red Spirit Date grew with a twin. The cardamom was above the ground while the spirit date remained under the soil. Whoever found the cardamom would find the date. The cardamom and the date could be separated but their energy would be reduced by half. When the cardamom and the date grew together, it was an earth treasure and ranked 69 on the list.
Finally he found it!
Fang Qiu put on a smile of relief.
The rock hanging in his heart finally landed.
He finally had a chance of getting the 300,000 he needed.
Unfortunately, this Red Spirit Date was ranked fairly low among the earth treasures. It probably would help much with the old master’s injury. Otherwise, he would keep it for the old master.
Thinking about the old master,
Fang Qiu put on a wry smile.
He didn’t know where the old master was and how he was doing.
No matter what, he must become a doctor of greatness within one and a half years!
Cheering himself up,
He quickly approached the Red Spirit Date. He reached his arms out, ready to dig.
But at this very moment.
A furious growl came from nowhere.
Fang Qiu raised his brows and followed the growl.
As soon as he looked up, his body shook involuntarily.
A huge dark shadow jumped out on the black rock halfway up the mountain to one side of the valley.
Under the sunlight,
Fang Qiu could see clearly how massive the dark shadow was. It appeared to be a tiger with red and black stripes.
However, there should be any tiger in Mount Tai!
Mount Tai was home to an animal species named Ban Dog. It was a wild beast, looking quite similar to the jackal, known as the king of animals in Mount Tai.
Many people found it hard to imagine how an animal like the Ban Dog could become the king in the mountains.
In fact, they had their unique means. Whenever they encountered a tiger, a leopard, a boar, or any beast of prey, they would swing their tail and give off a very special foul smell that could cause illusions to beasts or even humans like the hallucinogen. When the beast or human was lulled, they would break the body with their sharp claws and take the organs.
There was no tiger in Mount Tai because of these Ban Dogs.
Knowing this very well, Fang Qiu wouldn’t assume this dark shadow to be a tiger.
Only one beast of prey in Mount Tai had this kind of pattern.
The clouded leopard!
A feline, the clouded leopard featured six dark spots of cloud shape on both sides of its body. It had rectangle pupils which would transform to spindle shape when contracted. Its teeth were sharp and tail very long. The ratio of its tail and its body could be as high as 4:5.
The clouded leopard could bite large prey to death, similar to the already extinct saber-toothed tiger.
Despite its name, it was actually not under the leopard category but had its own clouded leopard genus.
“Such a huge clouded leopard would make a huge stir if captured by camera!”
Fang Qiu marveled at it.
Because this clouded leopard was really huge.
An average clouded leopard should be 70 to 110 cm long, at most 80 cm tall, and weighing no more than 40 kg.
But this clouded leopard was almost three meters long and 1.8 meters tall. Its tail alone was over two meters.
Standing on the black rock, the massive clouded leopard locked its deadly eyes on Fang Qiu. It growled angrily with its mouth wide open as if trying to scare Fang Qiu away.
“I’ll begin to dig if you don’t come down.”
Fang Qiu chuckled.
He glanced at the clouded leopard but didn’t stop his hands from reaching out to the Red Spirit Date.
This time, the clouded leopard was outraged.
Following a furious howl, the massive figure suddenly jumped down seven or eight meters and threw itself at Fang Qiu.
Fang Qiu gave a cold snort of contempt.
He suddenly stood up straight and filled his body with his internal Qi before the clouded leopard reached him. He reached out his right arm and held the beast by the jaw before it landed. He then pushed up abruptly.
The fierce clouded leopard was flipped around by Fang Qiu’s great strength and had a backward somersault before falling down.
Yeah, the clouded leopard was very fast.
However, Fang Qiu was faster.
After all, Fang Qiu was a martial artist at the master stage. How could this clouded leopard be a match for Fang Qiu?