Chapter 141: Black Vortex Storm
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Qin Jue didn’t expect such a thing to have happened in the Outer Realm Desert. Moreover, there was sand everywhere in the Outer Realm Desert. It was simply an advantageous battlefield for the Sand Race experts. No wonder Ning Kun was in such a hurry to leave.
If they encountered a Sand Race expert of the same realm here, they would undoubtedly die!
“Uncle Kun, where’s the super expert who helped us seal the Sand Race back then?”
Ning Jie asked curiously, his voice full of anticipation.
“Heh, I don’t know. After sealing the Sand Race, he left gracefully and never appeared again. Otherwise, the news would have spread to other places.”
Ning Kun smiled bitterly.
If that super expert had stayed behind back then, the great clans probably wouldn’t even be fighting for Outer Realm Desert anymore. Instead, they would have all been turned into vassal forces of that super expert.
One had to know that this super expert was a Saint Stage expert who could influence the area.
Ning Jie was slightly puzzled.
“Fortunately, the emperor of the Sand Race is already dead. Even if the Sand Race really does break through the seal now, with the strength of the various great clans, I believe there is still a chance for them to be defeated.”
Ning Kun said as if a heavy burden had been lifted from his shoulders.
For the past two hundred years, the various large clans had continued to develop, and experts had been appearing frequently. Apart from the fact that there were no Saint Stage experts, each clan had at least two or more Legendary Stage experts. If they formed an alliance army, they would definitely be able to completely wipe out the Sand Race.
Right at this moment, the air-transportation spirit artifact suddenly shook violently, as if it had been hit by a huge object, and it almost fell sideways.
Ning Kun was shocked. Could it be that they had really encountered a Sand Race expert?
“Captain, a black vortex storm suddenly appeared ahead!”
A guard rushed in and shouted.
Ning Kun hurriedly ran out and indeed, he saw a huge vortex at the end of his field of vision that was faintly black. The sand and dust that filled the sky were swept in, forming a terrifying hurricane that was rushing towards them!
“We actually encountered a black vortex storm!”
Ning Jie also followed out, his expression incomparably ugly.
“What’s a black vortex storm?”
Qin Jue was puzzled.
“The black vortex storm is the worst and most terrifying sandstorm. It’s rare and barely occurs once in a few decades. Even a Supreme Stage expert will have a hard time surviving it if he gets swept in.”
Ning Jie said quickly, his expression slightly nervous. He didn’t even question why Qin Jue didn’t know about the black vortex storm.
Although Heaven Stage cultivators could already control the spirit qi of the heavens and the earth, in front of such a natural disaster, a Heaven Stage was extremely insignificant and was not even worth mentioning. Even Supreme Stage experts could only barely resist such a sandstorm.
At this moment, the world was in darkness, as if it was nighttime. Even though they were thousands of meters away from the sandstorm, they could still feel the tremendous suction force. Countless grains of sand hit the air-transportation spirit artifact, emitting popping sounds.
“Dammit! Why is there a black vortex storm here?!”
Gritting his teeth, Ning Kun shouted angrily, “Turn the power output to the maximum. We can’t get sucked in!”
The several cultivators in charge of controlling the air-transportation spirit artifact immediately circulated their spirit energy crazily, attempting to push the air-transportation spirit artifact out of the range of the black vortex storm’s suction force.
However, they had still underestimated the black vortex storm. Although they had already maximized the power of the air-transportation spirit artifact, it was still difficult to break free. They could only watch helplessly as the air-transportation spirit artifact was gradually sucked into the sandstorm.
Seeing this, Ning Kun was anxious and shocked. He directly seized control of the air-transportation spirit artifact and forcefully activated it with spirit energy. Unfortunately, it was still useless, and the black vortex storm was getting closer and closer.
Knowing that it was already impossible to escape, Ning Kun directly activated the protective barrier of the air-transportation spirit artifact and then fell straight on the ground.
“Go back to your rooms!”
Ning Kun ordered.
The other cultivators naturally understood that they needed to seek cover at such a time. They all returned to their rooms and raised their protective spirit energy, preparing to resist the sweeping sand at any moment.
“Whether we can survive or not will depend on our luck.”
After doing this, Ning Kun sighed. He had already thought it through. If the air-transportation spirit artifact could not withstand this black vortex storm, then he would at least try to guarantee Ning Jie’s safety. As for the others and the goods they were carrying, there was nothing he could do about it.
Most importantly, he had to keep himself alive. Otherwise, news of the Sand Race’s return might not reach his clan.
At the same time, the black vortex storm finally descended. It was as if the end of the world had arrived, as if the sandstorm was about to devour the heavens and the earth!
Thap thap thap!
Sand continuously slapped against the air-transportation spirit artifact’s barrier. Everyone held their breaths, not daring to breathe.
In the distance, a gust of wind suddenly swept up a large area of sand, pulled out a fiend beast hidden below, and threw it into the sky.
“It’s a Flying Qilin Beast!”
Ning Jie exclaimed.
The Flying Qilin Beast was a high-level Heaven Stage fiend beast. It was known for its defense and speed. It could travel thousands of kilometers in the sand and was good at keeping itself alive even after losing battles. It was one of the most terrifying fiend beasts in the outer realm’s desert.
A gust of wind blew past, and the Flying Qilin Beast was instantly torn in half. Before it could even cough up blood, it was already submerged in the sandstorm.
Everyone was dumbfounded. That was a high-level Heaven Stage fiend beast, and it was known for having good defense. It actually died just like that?
Ning Jie couldn’t help but shudder. This was the first time he felt death so close to him.
Although he had read about the black vortex storm in books, he only now understood how terrifying it was after witnessing it with his own eyes.
As the black vortex storm approached, a gust of wind immediately hit the air-transportation spirit artifact with a shrill sound, leaving a visible crack on the barrier.
“We’re dead meat!”
“How could this be…”
Everyone fell into despair.
No one expected that they would actually encounter a black vortex storm, something that only occurred once every few decades. Even a high-level Heaven Stage fiend beast that was known for its defense was instantly torn apart by this sandstorm, let alone them.
Seeing that more lethal damage was about to be dealt, everyone subconsciously closed their eyes, not daring to look.
Ning Kun hurriedly blocked in front of Ning Jie to prevent him from being swept away the moment the air-transportation spirit artifact shattered.
One second, two seconds, three seconds…
The expected destructive storm did not descend. Even the surrounding chaotic sounds suddenly disappeared.
Could it be that… they were already dead?
However, when they opened their eyes, they realized that the black vortex storm that covered the sky and the sun had not disappeared. Instead, it seemed to have stopped and was frozen in place.
At this moment, the air froze and all things fell silent.
“How could this be?”
Everyone looked at each other in confusion and shock.
Anyone who saw this scene would be dumbfounded because it was just too shocking!
Before everyone could react, an incomparable spirit energy suddenly rose, as if it wanted to shatter the sky.
After that, this spirit energy dispersed the black vortex storm with an all-powerful force. In an instant, the clouds retreated, and the heavens and the earth lit up. The brilliant might caused everyone present to almost be unable to restrain themselves from prostrating themselves.