Chapter 64 – Sunset Mountain Range (1)
The Sunset Mountain Range was extremely vast, with mountains that extend forever into the distance . Ancient trees reaching high into the sky, and all kinds of rare birds, animals and exotic beasts; that, at any given time, were being born or dying .
The mountain ranges covered an area the size of a province . Close to the deepest part of the mountains near its center, there were also countless varieties of precious and rare medicinal herbs .
All magical beast were aware of their territories . The more powerful a magical beast was, the closer their lair and territory would be to the center of the mountain ranges . Thus, very few people could get close to the center . Because this went on for tens of thousands of years, it allowed the numerous rare and precious medicinal herbs to accumulate .
Nangong Liuyun was guiding Su Luo into the forest through a winding path on the east side .
“How much longer will it take before we get to see an Armored Back Dragon?” Several fine locks of hair on Su Luo’s forehead were curved slightly, emphasizing a pair of large, vividly fresh eyes that were as sparkling and translucent as jade . They gave off an indescribable feeling that was both touching and full of life .
Two days had already passed since they arrived in the mountains . But in these two days the only magical beasts that they encountered were weak ones . If it hadn’t been rabbit types then it had been deer types . This means they were still circling around the outer periphery of the forest .
“The Armored Back Dragon is near the center of the forest . It will take another three or four days to get there . ” Nangong Liuyun lovinging rubbed her head . His pair of beautiful eyes hid a touch of tenderness . Then he was asking, “What’s wrong? Are you tired now?”
He was dressed in a large, white embroidered robe . The Chinese-styled robe was simple and elegant imprinted with patterns of obscure crescent moons . That tempting flowing robe set off his body as an invitation to the pearls among the womanly flowers . He was enticingly charming to all things living .
Being so close to him, Su Luo could smell the light fragrance of the jasper flower on his body . A kind of gentle flavor that held the summer heat . It was an extremely nice scent .
“It’s not that,” Su Luo somewhat regretfully pointed to the medicinal herbs around them . “Look, hundred year-old Lingzhi mushrooms and hundred year-old Ginseng are everywhere, but we can’t take any of them along . It’s such a waste . If only my space was opened, then I could definitely take all of these precious medicinal herbs . ”
“The effectiveness of these herbs is just too low . “ Nangong Liuyun shooked his head, with a disdainful expression and then said . “Wait until we enter the center of the forest, then you will understand . At that time, this king guarantees that you can collect to your heart’s content . ”
“Oh, by the way, the group of people that have been constantly following behind us: It won’t be a problem, right?” Su Luo’s beautiful eyes roamed around and the corner of her mouth lifted into a decidedly cold arc . It resembled a dazzling fireworks that had faded into something faintly discernible, and then to nothingness .
Two days ago, after Nangong Liuyun saved Liu Ruohua . In response, that small group followed tightly behind them as they entered into the Sunset Mountain Range .
However, they followed neither near nor far behind . They also did not come forth to greet them* .
Su Luo’s eyes flashed with a trace of suspicion .
She still had no idea what Nangong Liuyun was thinking . Why would he unexpectedly acquiescence to having them following behind? Even though, they did left a distance of about one hundred meters in between them .
But according to Nangong Liuyun’s previous disposition, shouldn’t he have already, with a bored expression, driven those people away?
“Even though they are waste of lives, they also may have their uses . Therefore it’s best to make the most use out of them while we can, so as not to randomly squander such an opportunity for exploitation . ” This was Nangong Liuyun’s response .
This response only served to make Su Luo even more confused .
He enjoyed the view of this girl’s beautiful eyes wandering around like rushing water in front of his eyes . After much thought, her expression remained ever perplexed . Nangong Liuyun felt that this expression was really cute .
Nangong Liuyun gave a mysterious smile, as he touched her head fawningly, “You’ll find out very soon . ”
His tone of voice was gentle,indolent, and quite nice to hear .
In the forest, ancient trees reached high into the sky, surrounded by verdant and lush vegetation . The area of this ancient, primordial forest was a sight to behold .
From far away, you could hear the deafening sounds of magical beasts roaring through the tress .
The cause of Su Luo’s befuddlement, was that Nangong Liuyun did not walk in a straight line toward the center of the forest . Rather he kept strolling around in twisty circles, as if he was looking for something .
“Are you afraid?” Nangong Liuyun’s pair of eyes shone like the sunlight, reflecting off a bright luster as clean as the clearest pond . It was as if some glorious stones had gathered together all the brilliance while simultaneously carrying a hint of gentleness and warmth .
Even though Su Luo had an astonishing amount of talent, at this moment, she was nothing more than an ordinary person that had zero spiritual strength . In the midst of this primordial forest, where magical beasts run amuck, who knew what things one could encounter .
*them* – refers to Su Luo’s group