Seeing Philip unmoved, Chase asked, “What is the purpose of your trip this time?”
“Special herbs,” Philip replied.
“In that case, you should really go to the First Continent. You can find all the special herbs in the territory of the fire phoenix royal family that can’t be found in the ancient dragon royal family.”
Philip did not reply. He could not reveal his whereabouts to others.
After the meal, Chase noticed that Philip had no intention of staying. He insisted on giving Philip an elder’s token with Lily Sword Court engraved on it.
He said, “Elder Clarke, please leave us your contact details.”
Unable to argue with this person, Philip had to exchange his contact information with him.
He set off again. After a while, he received the names of several forces sent to him by Court Master Nunez, complete with their leaders’ information. Presumably, these must be the friendly forces mentioned by the court master earlier.
‘This person is a little interesting…’ Philip smiled as he thought so.
“Court Master, if the White Marsh royal family questions us, what should we do?” a sword practitioner asked.
“Just tell them we haven’t seen him and don’t know him. They can’t arrest us or torture a confession out of us, can they?”
The man looked puzzled and said, “Why do you insist on befriending him?”
“He’s a rare talent in swordsmanship that we’ve never seen in the past thousand years. That was the case with the Bamboo Swordsman who traveled all over the world a thousand years ago.”
Chase continued with a smile, “The Bamboo Swordsman was also a wanted person back then.”
Philip had been driving for nearly two days but saw no signs of a city. After looking at the map, he realized that he was now in the largest spirit beast forest on the continent.
It was almost time for lunch, so Philip parked the car slowly on the flat ground beside a large lake.
Just as Philip was about to catch a few fish to eat, a weird fish with a length of 100 meters suddenly jumped out of the lake. It stretched out its tongue like a chameleon, caught Philip with its sticky tongue, and dragged him into its mouth.
Philip was unable to break free from that stickiness for a while and slid down the passage into a huge empty space.
Before Philip got ready to blast his way out, a weak voice rang, “Is someone there? Can you help me?”
With his hands in flames, Philip followed the voice and walked into the depths of the empty space.
The place was very wet and sticky, making it very uncomfortable. Soon, Philip saw a dying old man lying on the ground. The old man’s legs were corroded, and he tried to grab Philip. He was obviously corroded by strong acid.
Philip said, “You’re almost dying. Do you have any final words?”
Hearing Philip’s words, the old man suddenly regained his energy.
He waved his hands and said, “A premium body! I’m not dying! I’m not dying!”
Suddenly, a gurgling sound was heard in the empty chamber. The four fleshy walls around slowly opened, and an endless gush of transparent mucus poured in.
Philip glanced at the old man. Feeling pity for him, he picked him up and flew away on his sword.
The slime corroded everything in the empty chamber.
“I caught you!” The old man’s voice suddenly sounded.