Chapter 346 Dry Leaf Worms
Han Fei was exploring the Seaborne Prairie not just for the treasures. After all, the trip was somewhat risky even for him.
Treasure hunting was only one of his goals.
He wondered if he would be chased again if he were to leave the Seaborne Prairie in a hurry.
It would remain to be seen if he could survive five peak-level Dangling Fishers in another place. In the previous two battles, he had been heavily wounded. They were really challenging enemies for him.
But the Seaborne Prairie was different in that it was full of unknown dangers, which were protections in disguise for Han Fei.
If the Sun Family sent more hunters, this complicated environment would be in his favor.
Actually, Han Fei’s instincts were quite reliable, but he was too ignorant to know what the big families were capable of yet.
At this moment, a dozen people were following a young man in the place where Han Fei fought the monstrous octopus.
“Young Master Mu, the traces are all gone from here. I’m afraid… They’ve all died.”
With his eyes closed and his hands on his back, the young man slowly raised his arm, and a green snake leaped out of his sleeve and scoured the place.
The young man said casually, “All of them have perished here. Their flesh has been consumed by the ocean, their bones buried in the mud… Han Fei has already escaped.”
Everybody behind the young man was shocked. All five peak-level Dangling Fishers were dead?
Someone dug where the green snake stopped and soon found broken bones. He yelled, “Sun Qi, did you run into any exotic creatures? These bones are broken and incomplete, as if they were bitten by something.”
Sun Qi was the person who escaped earlier. He shook his head in confusion, “No! We didn’t run into anything, at least not until I left.”
But the young man waved his hands and said, “There’s no need to argue.”
The green snake squeezed into the soil and pulled out an enormous skull of a snake. Everybody held their breath, as the skull was intimidating and its fangs were still shining!
The young man smiled casually, “It’s an exotic creature. This must be one of its heads… Interesting. I’ve long been told of the wall of seaweed in the Seaborne Prairie. It would be a shame if I don’t pay a visit to it now that I’m here…”
The tunnel was broken through, and Han Fei felt that his blood was freezing when he saw the long worm pit.
After a quick glance, he saw a big fat worm, thirty meters long and almost five meters thick, wriggling inside the pit with a yellow trace behind it.
In his eyes, data popped up.
<Name> Dry Leaf Worm
<Introduction> This gigantic creature is made of countless Dry Leaf Bugs. It will dismember in a battle into a storm of insects that can absorb the life vitality of creatures. Because the individual insects are too weak, this is not considered an exotic creature.
<Spiritual Energy> 1,999 Points
<Effect> Inedible <Collectible> None
Han Fei was about to jump and run, but he managed to hold himself back.
“Huh! It’s the Dry Leaf Worm.”
Yang Ruoyun asked in surprise, “Do you know it?”
Han Fei nodded. Of course he knew it. Actually, the Dry Leaf Worm was not famous for themselves, but for the Dry Leaf Worm Leaf, which was a spiritual plant that grew in their nests.
According to the Encyclopedia of Spiritual Plants, the Dry Leaf Worm Leaf looked like a worm and had the color of dry leaves. It was so lethal that it could kill anyone who touched it within ten seconds.
Han Fei grew vigilant. Although he hadn’t seen a Dry Leaf Worm Leaf yet, he didn’t think he would be immune to it as a mere Dangling Fisher.
Of course, while the Dry Leaf Worm Leaf was lethal, it had its own usage. According to the Encyclopedia of Spiritual Plants, this spiritual plant would turn into a treasure after absorbing enough vitality.
Han Fei was rather tempted. It was the most poisonous and precious spiritual plant that he had ever known.
However, the Dry Leaf Worms were too disgusting. The big fat worm made of countless smaller insects made Han Fei’s blood cold.
Yang Ruoyun asked, “W-What do we do?”
The two guys up front intended to retreat, but the Nine-Tailed Mantis Shrimp stuck and stopped them.
Han Fei said, “Don’t intent to flee, or I’ll simply kill you.”
One of them said, “Bro, there’s no dealing with those worms. We will meet more nests whichever direction we go!”
Han Fei asked in surprise, “There are a lot of such nests?”
“Yes. So it’s impossible to press deeper from underground.”
Han Fei sneered in disdain, “What if we dig downwards? Are there more worm nests down below?”
Those two guys shook their heads quickly. “Don’t do that. There are big gathered worms up here, but if you dig deeper, you will find countless individual insects, which will be even trickier and dangerous…”
Han Fei: “…”
Han Fei was rather lost for words, as it was not easy to deal with the worms. Things would be easier if they were sandworms, which did not absorb vitality or consist of smaller individual bugs…
“Not good. The worms are creepy here.”
Her face changing greatly, Yang Ruoyun pulled Han Fei back.
Yang Ruoyun said, “Let’s go up and get out of here.” Han Fei frowned and asked, “It’s just clusters of seaweed up there. You dare to go into them?”
Yang Ruoyun replied, “We have to try.”
Han Fei narrowed his eyes and nodded, “Okay, let’s go up.”
The two hunters were reluctant at first, but Han Fei simply stabbed them and said, “Don’t think of running anymore, or I’ll kill you immediately.”
The Nine-Tailed Mantis Shrimp was digging quickly, followed by the two hunters, and Yang Ruoyun and Han Fei were at the end.
Because Han Fei’s arrival had caused a huge ruckus, too many Dry Leaf Worms the size of arms were wriggling towards them. Han Fei shouted, “Hurry up! Dig faster!”
The tunnel was only a hundred meters from the ground, and it only took a minute before the Nine-Tailed Mantis Shrimp reached it. Then, Han Fei immediately recalled the Nine-Tailed Mantis Shrimp.
The two hunters had cursed Han Fei countless times in their heart.
The moment they left the soil, they looked at the seaweed and whispered to each other, “Let’s run separately, or we will be killed by him sooner or later.” Yang Ruoyun hurried to say, “They’re running.”
Han Fei replied unhurriedly, “I know. How can they scout for us if they don’t run? Let’s just follow one of them…”
After Han Fei and Yang Ruoyun were out, they found two holes among the seaweed. Han Fei picked one of them randomly and minced the seaweed crazily with the Blue Sea Wandering Dragon Daggers, trying to expand the hole. “Puchi…”
When Han Fei only moved a hundred meters, something appeared among the seaweed. It was part of a green vine, which came at him like an agile snake.
Han Fei had seen it coming and was not anxious. He simply cut the vine apart.
From the tunnel behind him, many Dry Leaf Worms flooded out.
To Han Fei’s surprise, those worms were tied up by the seaweeds the moment they were out.
At first, the seaweeds withered and turned into pieces, but after a moment of stalemate, the Dry Leaf Worms were invaded and dismembered by the seaweed.
Han Fei was greatly refreshed. “I know how to deal with the worms now.”
While Han Fei was still excited, he found that Yang Ruoyun was cutting the vines and the seaweeds crazily.
She shouted, “There are more and more vines and seaweed! We can’t go very far.”
Han Fei looked at the water which had almost been dyed green, and his Blue Sea Wandering Dragon Daggers were slower and slower.
At this point, Han Fei felt that his back was cold, and something seemed to be coming from above his head.
“Water-Stirring Seal Technique.”
As the enormous seal was summoned, a weird vine that looked like a long serpent smashed the Water Dividing Seal.
Han Fei looked back, only to see that Yang Ruoyun had been whipped to the ground and almost been covered by the seaweed.
Han Fei did not return immediately. Just now, it was Yang Ruoyun who proposed to dig a tunnel out when there was another option, which was to retreat.
Yang Ruoyun chose to take risks instead of retreating, which was unusual. Was this woman reckless? Or did she know something that she never spoke out? Was that why she wanted to dig out?
Pretending that he was busy dealing with the weird vine, Han Fei ignored Yang Ruoyun.Three seconds later…
“Han Fei, do you want to go to your treasure trove or not? Come help me!”
Actually, Yang Ruoyun’s status was under his perception. Having been bound by dozens of bundles of seaweed, she could barely move and had to ask for Han Fei’s help.
Seeing that she didn’t betray herself, Han Fei returned and launched a torrent of Blue Sea Wandering Dragon Daggers at the seaweed.
Pu… Pu… Pu…
The seaweeds and the vines were cut apart. Han Fei landed before Yang Ruoyun and raised his head at the hundreds of green vines that were surging at them.
Han Fei said with an awful expression, “There’s a huge tree up above. Those vines are just its branches. We have to go back…”