The Immortal's Poison - chapter-214
This was the Hua family’s campsite, which was located on top of the
snow-covered peak. Although Wen Leyang’s telegnosis ability could not
detect the embodiment of true water of the Hua family disciples, the
white-robed youths naturally had their own way of finding their kin.
However, within Hua Xiaoyao’s current telegnosis ability, there was only
emptiness around them. Not only were there no enemies, their own elders
were also not there. Even the disciples who were dispatched earlier were
Hua Xiaoyao could not find anybody. He waved at his clansmen behind him.
A white-robed youth took a shallow breath. Then, he turned and flipped
upwards out of the ice cap. The way the Hua family disciples moved and
acted, including their sign language, was an obvious show of their
well-organized training. They were not similar to ordinary obscure
cultivators but more similar to special troops who hid in the
snow-covered peak. Wen Leyang could not help but glance at Hua Xiaoyao in
surprise. Unexpectedly, Hua Xiaoyao’s body shook. His colors suddenly
turned pale, whiter than snow.
The white-robed disciple, who Hua Xiaoyao sent, immediately vanished from
Wen Leyang’s telegnosis ability the moment the disciple broke through the
Then, a light knock penetrated the thick ice layer and propagated into
everyone’s ears without a pause. The knocking sound shifted continuously.
Wen Leyang was hit with a sudden realization after a while. Someone was
moving about above them. The person would knock every time he stopped on
top of a Hua family disciple’s head! In no time, the few dozen Hua family
disciples including Wen Leyang, the lama and the pangolin were
‘roll-called’ by the person.
The white-robed youths, who had the embodiment of true water, could not
escape from the opponent’s telegnosis ability!
The knocking sound paused for a brief moment. The person above them
seemed to know that they were reluctant to come out and started a second
round of knocking. However, the sounds this time were clearly much more
impatient. It had a hint of urgency. The ice layer beside Wen Leyang was
quickly tinted with cold killing intent with the knocking sounds.
Countless bone-piercing coldness condensed into invisible knives and
pressed on them mercilessly from every direction!
The force of the cold ice surged everywhere. Although the jade knife Guo
Huan was deep in his shackles and could not move, nobody could compete
with his experience. He suddenly squalled, “Get the f*ck out! You can
forget about getting out at all if you dally any longer!”
Hua Xiaoyao made a split-second decision. He howled, “Break!”
Every white-robed youth responded in unison. They followed their leader
and flipped onto the ice cap! Wen Leyang shuddered. The power of the
Poison of Life and Death rolled with the Faulty Punch. He followed
closely beside Hua Xiaoyao and rushed outside! Rangjung and the pangolin
Po Tu also flexed their magic powers. They broke out of the ice amidst
loud crackling sounds.
Not only could the person above them notice the Hua family youths who had
the embodiment of true water, the person could also activate his magic
without making a sound. Even a great demon, such as the giant pangolin,
was forced out of the ancient ice by him.
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comThey had nowhere to run. Even
if it was Xiang Liu’s true soul above them, they had no choice but to
risk their lives.
In the blink of an eye, Wen Leyang only felt his head feeling light, he
had already broken the surface. He was about to look for the enemy when
his entire body tensed. An extremely thick and heavy force enveloped him
in layers and firmly imprisoned him. Wen Leyang felt that he was like a
big rooster, which was spreading its wings to leap but was suddenly cast
with the Immobilization Spell. His swift and fierce aura stopped
abruptly. He was suspended in mid-air and could not move a muscle.
The roar of the Hua family youths around him, the lama’s mantra, the
giant pangolin’s squall also vanished abruptly the instant they broke the
Wen Leyang was frustrated and angered. He did not have the time to think
about what was going on. He desperately urged the Poison of Life and
Death, which curled up within his limbs and bones. Just when he was about
to break the spell with the Faulty Punch and break free of his shackles,
a magnificently beautiful, yet strange sight suddenly projected into his
It was a forest of towering icicles, which pointed straight at the blue
sky like graceful and sharp spears. Every icicle was a dozen of meters in
height. Their base perimeters were the hugs of five people. There were
not even any dents on them as if every cone was carefully crafted by the
most outstanding craftsmen. Under the shine of the sun, they looked like
lines of simple and sophisticated poems, which twinkled with flowing
light, like live spirits, they giggled and winked at him. There was a
person who bared his teeth within each icicle!
Some wore white robes with savage and angry expressions, some were in
tatters and had cold, lifeless gaze. When Wen Leyang saw a bald head
lama, he was hit with a sudden realization. They had just broken through
the ice surface and they were frozen within the icicles.
The Tibetans, the Hua family elites who were sent up to the snow-covered
peak, the white-robed youths who accompanied him just now, even the head
lama, the pangolin and Wen Leyang were frozen into huge ice lamps!
It was acceptable for the Tibetans but even the Hua family members who
knew the Art of Water Escape and spent their lives shuttling within the
ice cap became frozen in an ice shell. The level of surprise was equal to
a giant carp who wore a wetsuit and swam in the water with an oxygen mask.
The icicles seemed to also have the ’embodiment of true water’. They were
clearly displayed before Wen Leyang’s eyes. However, when he scanned the
area with his telegnosis ability, there was only emptiness on the
At this moment, a clear scream like a nightingale’s was heard. It brought
with it a trace of genuine apology and a trace of cute playfulness. It
came behind Wen Leyang. Then, a fair finger knocked lightly on his icicle.
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comWith a ‘pa’, the icicle
shattered into pieces. Wen Leyang only felt his body went light and
dropped to the ground. Then, a mild fragrance that was quietly elegant
wafted with a pitiable young lady who appeared before Wen Leyang. She
seemed to want to caress Wen Leyang’s face with her small hands as she
asked in a heartbreaking tone, “I hope I didn’t hurt you?”
Wen Leyang’s heart almost jumped out of his mouth. He swayed and
retreated backwards as fast as lightning. He could not help but exclaim
in surprise, “Cone Nail!”
No wonder the embodiment of true water of the white-robed youths was
exposed. No wonder even Hua Xiaoyao could not detect any movements when
people were frozen into icicles. Compared to Cone Nail, the Hua family
was nothing but a mud fish, she was the true dragon here. Whether it was
magical powers or their selling price according to their weight, the Hua
family could not even compare.
In Cone Nail’s white dress, she appeared frail and weak amidst the biting
cold wind of the snow-covered peak. When she saw Wen Leyang’s look of
hostility, her eyes reddened immediately, “Why… why’re you like this, I
won’t hurt you…”
Since the day Wen Leyang met Cone Nail, she always had this pitiable
look. Not long ago, Wen Leyang even fought Cone Nail with Grand Master
Chang Li at the Miao stockade village. He dared not have an ounce of
carelessness, “Why are you here?”
At the Miao stockade village, Cone Nail escaped with heavy wounds and
went missing. Unexpectedly, she appeared on the snow-covered peak.
Cone Nail blinked. A sparkling tear rolled sadly down her cheek. It fell
heavily and shattered into crystals.
Wen Leyang snorted, he shook his head resolutely as he vowed not to be
moved. He hesitated. He worried that he had not made a strong point so he
added superfluously, “It’s useless even if you cry!”
Cone Nail stomped her feet in anger. She suddenly floated. Wen Leyang
almost fell backwards with fright. His cultivation base was not bad but
it was nothing in the face of Cone Nail. The exertion of force and a
thunderous strike was only a show to make himself feel braver.
Luckily, Cone Nail did not pounce on him but lifted her leg and gave the
thickest icicle near them a flying kick.
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comAmidst the clear shattering
sounds, the giant pangolin squalled. It dropped to the ground and ran!
Cone Nail’s voice was as cold as cutting gold and breaking jade, “Hold
Po Tu froze on the spot as if it was just cast with the Immobilization
Spell. It dared not move as it said with a pleading face, “Grandaunt,
please unfreeze me!” Po Tu was not the smartest one around but it clearly
understood. Cone Nail wanted to use it as a punching bag. That was why
she released it.
Cone Nail yelled again enraged, “Come back!”
Po Tu took step after careful step in front of Cone Nail. It glared at
Wen Leyang with its big eyes and cursed in a muffled voice, “You should
learn from me, do whatever the immortal tells you!” It even had the
preparation to die. If it knew that Cone Nail was here, it would not have
followed even if it were beaten to death.
Cone Nail was unaffected by that trick. When the giant pangolin stood in
front of her, like a little girl who was just bullied, she mercilessly
grabbed Po Tu’s body. Po Tu was like a giant prawn that had its tail cut
off. It wailed and leaped into the air as its body tensed up.
Cone Nail was also startled by it. She opened her jade-white palm, it was
empty. Then, she looked at Wen Leyang as if she was wronged, her tears
flowed with clicks, “I haven’t removed its scales, it’s… it’s not a
good thing!” Then, she pointed with a finger. A huge icicle abruptly
appeared. It froze the giant pangolin, which was doing a summersault in
mid-air in an instant.
Wen Leyang almost cried. He relaxed his body and shook his hands,
“Don’t… don’t you trouble anyone else. What do you want?” Wen Leyang
had understood the moment Cone Nail’s body swayed. Even though she was
heavily wounded, it would not be difficult for her to defeat him. The
giant pangolin had been frozen twice in such a short span of time. It had
no chance whether it fought or ran.
As Cone Nail saw that Wen Leyang no longer stored his energy for an
attack, joy appeared on her face. After she heard Wen Leyang’s words, her
eyes bulged as if happiness came too suddenly to her and she could hardly
believe it herself, “Are you serious? I can do whatever I want?”
Wen Leyang had not spoken when Cone Nail pouted, “I don’t want anything.
I just wanted to ask if I’ve hurt you by mistake just now!”
Wen Leyang said with a bitter smile, “You already knew that I was under
the ice surface. You were the one who froze me and now you’re asking if
you’ve hurt me. You think this is funny?”
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comCone Nail let out an ‘eh’.
She stopped her crying in shock. She changed into a smiling expression as
if she had just swapped faces, “You’ve gotten smarter!”
Wen Leyang took a deep breath. The cold air on the snow-covered peak
cleared his mind. He said with a straight face, “I have something to ask
Cone Nail nodded strongly as she was overwhelmed by this unexpected
favor. Her delicate face was full of the glow of excitement.
Although Wen Leyang was used to seeing her like this, he still felt
strangely happy. He could not help but show a hint of a smile. However,
his question did not even have a trace of happiness, “You know it well
that I would return you to Black and White Island to restore the
demon-subduing great formation even if it meant my own destruction. Why
did you not kill me?”
in shock, “Why would you think that I’d want to kill you? If I had wanted
to kill you, you would’ve died over ten times in the Gold-Consuming Lair
and another ten times at City God Temple of Shanghai…”
Wen Leyang snorted and shook his head, “Please stop counting… I know
that you didn’t kill me, that’s why I’m confused!”
There seemed to be a helplessness in Cone Nail’s smile, “I wanted to kill
Chang Li to get revenge for her breaking me two thousand years ago; I
hunted Hanba because he almost killed Tian Shu; as for Leyang Shoujin…
hehe, that geezer did not treat me as a human, why should I treat him as
a human? But you saved me before and was willing to talk to me with a
smile. Why would I want to kill you?”
As she said this, Cone Nail paused before she continued, “I didn’t kill
you before because you were a nice person with disappointing abilities
but you saved me before. No matter what, I am a divine beast formed by
the condensation of positive energy of the world by the embodiment of
heavenly water. As long as I’m not provoked, I won’t simply kill someone.
As such, I won’t kill you now. Let me ask you, if somebody wanted to kill
me, of course you won’t agree to it, am I right?”
Wen Leyang nodded. Of course he could not let Cone Nail die. Although the
true soul had escaped now and the situation was more complicated than
before, Cone Nail’s importance was beyond a doubt. The great condition
for re-subduing Xiang Liu was to protect her.
“The one who wants to kill me the most under the heavens is Xiang Liu.”
As she said this, Cone Nail pointed at the Tibetans, “These living dead
were all Xiang Liu’s subordinates. There might be more who will be
willing to do Xiang Liu’s bidding. You have helped me kill those who want
to kill me. Besides, your cultivation base is disappointing, you won’t
trouble me but you can help me settle my troubles. I don’t understand why
you’d think that I would kill you.”
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comWen Leyang pondered for a
while. He felt that he was more of a benefit to Cone Nail than harm. He
smiled bitterly and nodded.
Cone Nail paused briefly. There was a hint of curiosity in her expression
and tone as well as some confusion, “How could Xiang Liu… also have
subordinates now?” She was originally the demon-subduing water element
Heaven’s cone nail. She could sense that the other eight Heaven’s cone
nail still existed and she could detect that there was Xiang Liu’s aura
on the living dead people’s bodies. She did not understand, if the
Heaven’s cone nails still existed, it was impossible for Xiang Liu to
escape Black and White Island and recruit subordinates. That was why she
had that question.
She seemed to have thought of something fun as she asked carefully,
“Could it be… Wicked Soul had taken control of Hanba? It’s natural for
these living dead to treat Hanba as their boss!” Although her voice was
soft, she could not conceal the secret joy of seeing people’s misfortune
no matter what.
Wen Leyang understood that Cone Nail was still unaware of the happenings
on Black and White Island. He shook his head and diverted the topic, “Why
are you here?” Last time, when Tian Shu was badly injured in City God
Temple of Shanghai, Cone Nail was mad with rage. Wen Leyang was worried
that if he told her about the deaths of the three enlightened persons
right now, Cone Nail would go berserk and kill everyone present. This
woman had a violent streak all along. He dared not be careless.
Cone Nail frowned slightly. She seemed to notice that Wen Leyang was
hiding something on purpose. She stared at him intently. In a flash, she
started pouting and spoke as if she was wronged, “Chang Li and Hanba
almost killed me when they set me up the last time! I have only managed
to suppress my wounds after cultivating these few months …”
Wen Leyang smiled bitterly. Cone Nail was still wounded, she had only
suppressed her injuries but she could easily freeze so many people
including great cultivators like Rangjung and the giant pangolin. Among
the cultivators, the difference between every level was as wide as the
world. The difference in quality could never be substituted with quantity.
“Although that cat demon Chang Li is hateful, her cultivation base is
indisputable. Even if my wounds have fully healed, I might not even get
my revenge.” When Cone Nail spoke about Chang Li, she did not use naming
taboo in front of Wen Leyang, “That’s why I came here to try my luck and
see if I can find the heavenly water spirit.”
Cone Nail was the embodiment of true water. If she could find the
heavenly water spirit, not only would her wounds heal, her prowess and
magical powers would improve tremendously. She and Chang Li were elites
on the same level, but strictly speaking, she was slightly inferior to
Chang Li. Other aspects aside, her experience in fights was greatly
behind Chang Li’s.
As for tricks like plotting and sneak attacks, she was even more inferior
to Chang Li. Cone Nail had an easy time when she plotted against Wen
Leyang but she was the one who fell to all plots at the Miao stockade
village. She had not realized that she had fallen into Chang Li’s trap
That was why, whether it was for healing or increasing her powers to get
revenge, finding the heavenly water spirit was the easiest way to achieve
it. Hence, she came to the highlands.
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comAs she said this, a perplexed
look suddenly appeared in Cone Nail’s gaze, “There are heavenly water
spirits in every river, stream and lake, but I had only thought of coming
here when I was wounded…” As she said this, she shook her head. It was
obvious that she, herself, did not understand why had she wanted to find
the heavenly water spirit on Tanggula Mountains. Wen Leyang coughed. Cone
Nail seemed to wake up from her dream. She smiled apologetically at Wen
Leyang and explained softly, “It’s always comfortable to be talking to
Wen Leyang was wary from his experience of being tricked by Cone Nail,
his gaze was filled with suspicion, “You told me directly that you wanted
to find the heavenly water spirit to fight Grand Master Chang Li…”
Cone Nail’s expression was slightly exaggerated. These acts had turned
into a cuteness of a young girl on her beautiful face, “It’s only right
that you’d help Chang Li, why should I lie to you about such things…”
After she finished, she saw that Wen Leyang still did not understand. She
added another truth, “Besides, you can’t stop me, you can’t foil my
Wen Leyang was extremely dispirited. He did not know whether he should
cry or smile. He mumbled as he stated his determination, “If you want to
fight Chang Li, I’ll have to…”
Cone Nail smiled again without waiting for him to finish and there was an
unprecedented pity on her face. This made Wen Leyang suddenly feel that
the Cone Nail now was genuine and filled with truth, like a snow
saussurea that bloomed happily under the sun. It wafted a fine fragrance
which can be felt but could not be smelled, “It’s precisely because
you’ve said that that I like… like to talk with you! I’m not going to
Black and White Island because I want to see what it feels like to be a
person, be it a good person or a bad person. I’ll laugh when I’m happy,
cry when I’m sad, beat and curse when I’m angry. If I’ve done all those,
then I’ll be satisfied! Besides…”
Cone Nail smiled even more brilliantly, “I’ve finally understood one
thing. The experience of being a person is sweet precisely because it
didn’t matter if you were right or wrong, all that matters is that if
you’re close or not! For those who are close to me, anything they do is
right, even if he did crimes that were past forgiving, as long as he
treats me well, then he’s emperor! Chang Li treated you well, she’s your
empress. It’s only natural for you to help your empress.”
The crisp laugh ended abruptly. Cone Nail suddenly retracted her smile.
She muttered with some quietness amidst the wind on the snow-covered peak
that was colder than a blade, “But… who’s my emperor?” Then, she
blinked. Her eyes regained the pitiable feeling, “You’re also here to
find the heavenly water spirit?”
Wen Leyang had not spoken. Cone Nail stretched her fair palm and patted
Wen Leyang’s shoulder lightly, “Then you’re in luck. If you come with me,
you can at least have a glance of the heavenly water spirit!” As she said
this, she stuck out her tongue playfully again, “But you can only see it,
I won’t share it with you!”
Wen Leyang exclaimed in surprise, “How did you know about the heavenly
Cone Nail nodded with pride. She stretched out a finger like a spring
onion and counted the white-robed Hua family disciples who were frozen in
icicles, “These obscure cultivators are fools! They were so close to the
heavenly water spirit for a thousand years but all they cared about was
foolishly looking after the bugs. However… at least they did one thing
right, they managed to breed so many bugs. Actually, you can find the
heavenly water spirit if you just follow the bugs!”
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comAfter she finished, Cone Nail
hastily shook her head at Wen Leyang, “Don’t ask me how I knew about this
trick. I just know…” As she said this, she wore a perplexed and puzzled
expression again, “I was dizzy after I was heavily wounded. I first
thought of coming here then I thought of this way. I have never heard of
these bugs before this!”
During this meeting, Cone Nail would expose her true natures every now
Wen Leyang chuckled and said to Cone Nail, “Let me discuss with you
He had not finished when Cone Nail puffed up her beautiful chest
suddenly. Her face was full of excitement. She replied loudly, “Sure!”
Wen Leyang was startled by her. He could not help but laugh. If he could
put their differences aside, he would admit that Cone Nail was cute. He
pointed at Cone Nail who froze Rangjung, “Can you release master lama?
He’s a learned man, he knows a lot about reincarnations and past lives.
He might just be able to decipher your situation.”
Cone Nail cheered, “Alright! We’ll beat him up if he can’t!” Then, she
tapped with her slender finger. The icicle shattered and the head lama
Rangjung jumped to the ground.
Wen Leyang was terse and concise. He told the head lama about Cone Nail’s
Cone Nail was very anxious. She quickly opened her mouth after Wen Leyang
finished, “Master, why did I want to find the heavenly water spirit? Why
did I know the way to search for this treasure?”
Rangjung smiled and did not say anything. He folded his arms behind him
and paced. Wen Leyang was slightly puzzled at first. The lama was clearly
pondering about this matter, but normally, his brows were tightly knitted
when he wracked his brain, yet he pondered with a smile this time. After
a while Wen Leyang understood. Rangjung was worried that Cone Nail would
not be confident in him and beat him up…
Rangjung then asked Cone Nail about the things that happened after her
rebirth and retention of the memories of Black and White Island. He
finally smiled happily. Wen Leyang also sighed deeply as he knew that the
lama would not be beaten up.
Follow current novels on lightnovelworld.comMaster Rangjung cleared his
throat before he opened his mouth slowly, “The demon-subduing Heaven’s
cone nails cannot move but were called divine beasts and not divine
instruments. The most important factor is that divine beasts have souls
and are living whereas divine instruments, though they have primordial
spirits, they did not have living souls. Hence, divine instruments can
only be counted as non-living things. They would have instinctual
reflexes when they meet their masters but they can never think for
themselves, nor would they have a will or memory of their own!”
At the Gold-Consuming Lair, whether it was the Leyang disciples or Cone
Nail herself, everybody referred to her as a divine beast. It even made
Wen Leyang misunderstood for a while that they were talking about the
giant pangolin Po Tu.
After Cone Nail was reborn, she retained all her memories of being a
demon-subduing Heaven’s cone nail on Black and White Island. It was
precisely because of this that she did not want to return to the great
formation. Nobody would have picked a life where one could only think and
see but could not move.
Rangjung spoke very slowly. It was not that he could not decipher Cone
Nail’s strange memories but he had trouble picking the words, “There’s
only two factors that can make the demon-subduing Heaven’s cone nail into
a divine beast. One is form, the other is soul. One can only be counted
as successful if one had the form and the soul. About these two things…
the way I see it, the person who refined the Heaven’s cone nail had first
refined the Heaven’s cone nail’s soul before refining their form!”
As he said this, a sudden terror rose on Cone Nail’s small face, “You’re
saying, that the things I remember, are… are… back then… are…”
Cone Nail ‘are-d’ for half a day and did not finish her sentence. Wen
Leyang was anxious for her sake. Master Rangjung unexpectedly nodded and
said confidently, “That’s right, exactly!”