The Magus Era - Chapter 123
Chapter 123: Go Out For A Battle
Inside Man Man's palace, Zhu Rong Tonggong, Zhu Rong Tianming, and Ji Hao were sitting in the main hall, in a triangle.
Zhu Rong Tongong sat straight and properly in the middle, while Ji Hao and Zhu Rong Tianming sat on both sides of Zhu Rong Tonggong and in front of each other, with each having a table placed in front of them.
Ji Hao sat on a huge armchair, which was exquisitely decorated with gold and jade, curiously observing this extremely magnificent main hall. Just like the secret space of the Fire Crow Clan where the Clan's meeting dome was located, which was hidden in the mulberry woods of the Gold Black Mountain, this main hall was apparently enchanted with some kind of wondrously powerful 'Space Compression Magic', because looking from the inside, this main hall was at least ten miles in square.
This main hall didn't have a single pillar, a round-looking arched roof that had a radius of ten miles, was built hundreds of zhangs above the floor, shrouding the entire hall as if it was the sky.
Right above the middle of the roof, a statue of the Fire God that was wrapped in raging flames, was floating in the air. It was surrounded and worshiped by statues of all kinds of legendary animals, including phoenixes, fiery dragons, fiery horses, kylins, fiery tigers and fiery lions. Held in the Fire God statue's hands, was a tank-sized sphere of blazing flame;waves of visible fire-power were being ceaselessly released from the sphere of flame. The entire main hall was almost filled with flame and fire-power, and a three-foot layer of fiery clouds were floating closely to the floor.
By sitting in this main hall, every single pore of Ji Hao had naturally opened, and inside his body, over two hundreds of meridians that contained the Gold Crow's bloodline power, were quickly absorbing the pure fire-power around him, which was so incomparably pure that it was even close to being solid. He could sense that his bloodline power was continuously improving.
Ji Hao had made a rough calculation, and discovered that if he could practise in this main hall for a day, the outcome would be equal to practicing an entire three months in the Fire Crow Clan's secret space, at the Gold Black Mountain.
Man Man's palace could be considered as the greatest practicing ground for any magus or fighter, who was practising fire power related magics. However, this palace was only for Man Man's daily living, and she had a special practicing ground, which was only for her to use. Ji Hao assumed that the environmental conditions of Man Man's special practice grounds could only be better than this main hall by hundreds, or even thousands of times.
Large groups of strong, muscular and fully armed women walked over in big steps, with huge jade bowls and trays held in their hands. Contained in those bowls and trays, were all kinds of rare fruits, deliciously grilled meat, booze, and other foods.
Soon, all three of the tables placed in front of Ji Hao, Zhu Rong Tonggong, and Zhu Rong Tianming, were filled with all kinds of delicious food. The amazing scent of grilled meat, fruit and booze instantly filled the air. Once Ji Hao smelled the scent of meat, he immediately sensed that the multicoloured flame in his lower abdomen started swaying intensely.
Looking at Zhu Rong Tonggong, who had been acting in a natural and graceful manner all this time, then taking a glance at Zhu Rong Tianming, whose face was filled with a fake smile, Ji Hao thought for a short while then stood up from his seat, grinned to Zhu Rong Tonggong and said, ’’Big brother Tonggong, I have traveled all the way here, I'm truly starving. So, I'll just start eating!’’
While speaking, Ji Hao grabbed the grilled flood-dragon's leg that was placed at the largest tray in front of him, which was eight-foot in square, and took a huge bite. This flood-dragon's leg was only six feet long, but it was incredibly heavy;Ji Hao could only barely lift up half of it with his current strength.
Even senior level wild beasts' bodies couldn't be this heavy.
Ji Hao clearly realised that this grilled meat that Zhu Rong Tonggong was treating him with came from a Magus King-level beast!
In the Fire Crow Clan, it would not be possible for Ji Hao to taste even a mouthful of such grilled meat, in the next hundred years, but in the Zhu Rong country, better known as the country of God, this type of meat was most likely considered ordinary in the daily life of Zhu Rong Tonggong and his family's, similar to being a dish that goes with a wine.
Without any bashfulness, Ji Hao widely opened his mouth and wolved down the flood dragon's leg, gobbling the grilled leg, which was emitting a dense meat scent, in big mouthfuls. This leg of a Magus King-level flood-dragon was cooked by the Zhu Rong country's cook with a secret culinary method, and had become soft and juicy, otherwise, Ji Hao wouldn't even be able to bite the meat of this flood dragon's leg with his current level of power.
After he swallowed the first mouthful of food dragon meat, the multicoloured flame in his lower belly suddenly expanded by several times, and wrapped the meat with a sphere of fiery light.
Within the blink of an eye the meat of the flood dragon transformed into countless streams of multicoloured lights, and were absorbed by Ji Hao's body. From the bone marrow to the skin, Ji Hao felt that his body had been through a thorough improvement, he could even hear every cell of his body cheering. A faint dragon singing-like sound came from deep inside of Ji Hao's body, but was soon forcibly suppressed by himself.
Ji Hao's body had been through a magical transformation after being nourished by dragon blood;the drop of dragon blood that was given to him by the mysterious man, allowed Ji Hao's body to have potential that equaled a dragon's. However, during all this time, Ji Hao couldn't find enough resources to enable himself to awaken the power that was as great as a real dragon's power.
However, this flood dragon's leg belonged to a Magus-Kings level being, and the power contained in a mouthful of it was way greater than the power contained in all of the Senior Magus's spirit Blood, of one Senior Magi.
Ji Hao swallowed the flood dragon's leg as quickly as he could. His table manner looked as terrible as that of a starving wolf.
Zhu Rong Tianming had been keeping a vigilant eye on Ji Hao before, but after he saw Ji Hao eat like this, he had gotten his proudness and scornfulness back, just like when he had first showed up. He was now holding his head high, and blandly and elegantly, picked up a glass of wine and started drinking very slowly.
Zhu Rong Tonggong seemed very interested in Ji Hao. He smilingly stared at Ji Hao until Ji Hao ate half of that leg, then laughed out aloud and said, ’’Ji Hao, my brother, you have such a good appetite! Good! We're Southern Wasteland men, only by eating a lot can we be powerful enough to become true men!’’
Then he pointed at the flood dragon's leg and continued, ’’This a Fury Flood Dragon that was hunted by my underlings as celebration for finishing my three year practice, a few days ago. Since Ji Hao, my brother, you like it...Come! Bring the remaining parts of that flood dragon here!’’ Zhu Rong Tonggong then shouted to a waiter.
A two zhangs long flood dragon's body was carried out as a whole, and Ji Hao then calmly and quickly swallowed every single piece of it.
The body of this flood dragon was not huge at all, however, it was of a high power level. This meant that every inch of its flesh and every drop of its blood contained great power and energy. After Ji Hao finished the entire flood dragon, his sweat poured down in streams, and a strong fire power sense started puffing out of every single pore of his.
How powerful could a Magus King be? Ji Hao couldn't accurately estimate the power that this flood dragon posessed, but after he had eaten it, he gained one percent of the power and energy that was contained in its flesh and blood, which made Ji Hao sense a great power that gushed around, inside his body. Judging from the physical strength, Ji Hao was now equal to a newly promoted Senior Magus!
Wiping the sweat from his forehead, Ji Hao slightly bowed and saluted to Zhu Rong Tonggong and said, ’’Thank you, big brother Tonggong, please forgive my impoliteness.’’
’’Indeed...’’ murmured Zhu Rong Tianming slowly, who had been remaining silent all this long. He then proudly smiled and continued, ’’It was nothing but a small flood dragon. Well, usually I...’’
Before Zhu Rong Tianming finished his mean speech, which he was attempting to humiliate Ji Hao with, he closed his mouth under the harsh staring of Zhu Rong Tonggong. Grinning embarrassedly, Zhu Rogn Tianming looked down, pitched the glass highly and poured glasses of wine into his mouth.
Zhu Rong Tonggong seemed to silently warn Zhu Rong Tianming, then smiled to Ji Hao and asked, ’’Ji Hao, you saved Man Man's life, which means you have saved me, Zhu Rong Tonggong. If anything ever happens to Man Man, our father would at least beat me until I was half dead, and send me to some deadly wasteland to hunt for ancient wild beasts for the rest of my life.’’
Pausing for a while, Zhu Rong Tonggong continued seriously, ’’Man Man has been busy these couple of days. What kind of help do you need from her? Just tell me. In this Southern Wasteland, whatever you need, there're rare things that we, the Zhu Rong family, can't do.’’
Hearing Zhu Rong Tonggong's words, Ji Hao had no time to ask what Man Man was doing, and hurriedly told him that the Cold Stream Valley was encircled.
’’This is what has happened, please, big brother Tonggong, send your elite army and save the Cold Stream Valley, save my Abba, Amma, and our other families and friends.’’
’’Hehehe,’’ sneered Zhu Rong Tonggong, and turned around, looking at Zhu Rong Tianming and said, ’’Seven, what's wrong with the Bi Fang Clan?’’
Remaining silent for a few seconds, Zhu Rong Tianming said calmly, ’’They probably want to make some contributions. It's funny though, why do you, my dear big brother, ask me that? The North has always been your responsibility, how could I have anything to do with the Bi Fang Clan?’’
The main hall then fell into a deadly silence. After quite a while, Zhu Rong Tonggong suddenly burst out into a series of laughter, and then said, ’’Move! Gather the army! We will go out for battle!’’