Chapter 940: Eagle and Snake VS Giant Scorpion (3)
As for the humongous scorpion beastman, because he was too obvious a target, he didn’t get a chance to attack Curtis.
Even though Curtis’s body was coiled around Saint Zachary, he didn’t stay idle—he could even open his mouth to bite the scorpion beastmen around them.
Those beastmen didn’t have defensive powers as great as Saint Zachary, so he could bite off their legs with one bite, and sometimes even bite through their entire bodies.
Muir climbed onto the stone top, and the little scorpions started crawling upwards following his scent. The walls were densely filled with scorpions, with no place for one to rest their feet.
Looking as the little scorpions raised their tails and were about to crawl onto him, Muir seemed to make a major decision—he suddenly howled and transformed into his beast form in mid-air in a matter of moments.
Pff Pff Pff—
The flapping of the wings was very loud. The large black eagle in the air, however, fell down continuously, because he couldn’t move his right-wing normally. While it should be flapping downwards, the right-wing would glide backward, failing in its function of slapping against the air current to hold up the body.
But thankfully, one of the wings was still functional, and that very effectively slowed down the speed at which he fell. At that instant where he was about to land on the ground, countless little scorpions below already had their tails raised high. There was no doubt in his mind that he would have to endure several hundred needles when he landed.
Flapping his wings with all his might, Muir narrowly came to a halt two palms’ distance away from the ground. He sent some little scorpions flying, before fleeing outwards.
Curtis tightened his body continuously, but his nerves seemed to be out of his control. Regardless of how he exerted his strength, he couldn’t exert his normal strength.
As the venom flowed throughout his body, Saint Zachary no longer had any strength to struggle.
Gradually, it was getting strenuous for Curtis to deal with even those ordinary scorpion beastmen. Knowing that he wouldn’t be able to kill Saint Zachary today, he decisively loosened his coils and prepared to leave.
He had wanted to take away the soul crystal, but with the scorpion beastmen covering the ground entirely, he didn’t know where the crystal was kicked away to.
With his head feeling increasingly heavy, there wasn’t time for him to find the item. Curtis flicked out his tongue and speedily slithered off in the direction of a random pa.s.sageway.
Both sides suffered injuries in this battle. But considering all things, it didn’t mean that both parties were of comparable abilities.
Firstly, Curtis and Muir were newbies in the realm of stripeless beasts, and they barely managed to come to a tie. If they were to take on the opponent individually, it would surely have ended in a more disastrous outcome.
Secondly, Curtis had succeeded in sneaking an attack before the battle started. If that wasn’t the case, he wouldn’t have been able to escape when he later got poisoned.
But it was considered a win for both parties, for they each achieved their most important goals.
A black and red snake burst out of the ground, shakily crawling along. He didn’t know where he was going to go and was only instinctively moving in the direction of his spouse.
Though Bai Qingqing was peering around, due to her dull senses, it was Parker who first discovered Curtis.
“Curtis is out!”
Bai Qingqing’s eyes lit up as she anxiously walked out, peering into the distance as she stood under the blazing sun. “Where?”
Parker sheltered her head with one hand while pointing ahead with a finger with his free hand. “There. He’s crawling over here.”
The sand merged into one color under the blazing sun, reflecting strong rays of light. Due to that, one couldn’t clearly see the snake crawling on top, because his scales more or less also reflected light.
Bai Qingqing widened her eyes and stared for a good while, tears nearly forming in her eyes due to the piercing sunlight. And then, finally, she caught a glimpse of that snake’s figure.
Bai Qingqing sprinted towards him. The scalding sand under her soles didn’t stop her. No idea if it was because the path was too difficult to walk on, Bai Qingqing felt that, although Curtis didn’t seem that far away, despite running for a long time, the distance between them didn’t appear to shorten by much.
According to Curtis’s speed, shouldn’t he long have closed that short distance between them?