Chapter 47: Fishing in Murky Waters

    Book 5 Chapter 47 Fishing in Murky Waters

    The weak moonlight struggled through the branches of the mountain woods, casting dim specks of light on the ground.

    Teng Qingshan hid among the thick brown grass and weeds, looking at the Snow Hawks soaring in the sky through the small gaps between the dying plants.

    "The Snow Hawks are demonic beasts. Their eyes are exceedingly sharp! Even if I hide in the woods... If I am not cautious enough and walk out from the cover or walk under the thinned branches, then the Snow Hawks would still notice me." Teng Qingshan frowned as these thoughts raced through his mind. It was the dead of the winter right now!

    Most of the branches in the mountain didn't have leaves, with a few plants and trees as exceptions.

    If a tree didn't have leaves, then a Snow Hawk could easily spot someone walking under the tree. That was if the Snow Hawk paid attention to the right place.

    "Just to be safe, let's bury this Elixir of the North Sea somewhere first." Determined, Teng Qingshan moved as fast as possible without attracting attentions, moving closely to thick vegetations. When he was forced to cross open areas, he would cross at his top speed to lower the chance of being seen.

    Using this method, Teng Qingshan moved back towards the depths of the mountain for two more Li.

    "The crooked tree! Here it is!" Teng Qingshan looked at the tightly-knit trees in front of him and broke into a small smile. This was the place where the hunters of Teng Jia Village often rested during hunts. He quickly brushed the leaves under the crooked tree to the side and dug a pit two Zhang deep. The deeper he buried it, the safer it would be. After the pit was deep enough, Teng Qingshan lowered the stone wine jug filled with the elixir carefully down to the bottom.

    He quickly filled the pit up with mud, stepping on it to make it firm. He then spread surface soil on the filled pit to cover any trace of a dig. Finally, he covered everything the nearby fallen leaves

    "The Great Yan Mountain is so vast. If you people can find the elixir under these conditions, then that's what I call a miracle." Ten Qingshan left the place with extraordinary speed and a smile on his face.

    Teng Qingshan had come to the depths of Great Yan Mountain far too many times.

    He knew where the vegetation was the thickest, and he picked his way accordingly. Thus, he easily hid from the soaring Snow Hawks flying above

    "Hurry up. Search carefully! Teng QIngshan has tattered clothes, a huge ax, and a long spear. Pay close attention!" A menacing voice yelled in the distance.

    Teng Qingshan hid behind a tree stump, observing the scene.

    Every Silver Dragon Soldier had a burning torch and was roaming around, searching for Teng Qingshan. The spears in their hands poked at any place where one could hide. This type of carpet-style searching had left no hiding place undisturbed.

    " As expected, Qing Hu Island just can't let this go." Teng Qingshan grinned coldly.

    Qing Hu Island had lost too much to let this go. Perhaps only by snatching the two cauldron of elixir would help the experts of Qing Hu Island to feel better. However, even with two cauldrons of elixir, they probably would still be unsatisfied. After all, in their eyes, all nine of the cauldrons, all filled with elixir, were rightfully theirs.

    "However, I have some serious troubles on my hand now. There are huge numbers of Silver Dragon Soldiers searching and five Snow Hawks soaring in the sky." Teng Qingshan felt he was going to get a headache.

    Teng Qingshan ground his teeth and fled away swiftly.


    In the sky above the Great Yan Mountain, there were five Snow Hawks. Among them, only three of them carried people on their backs.

    "Uncle. We have been searching for so long now, but there's still no trace of Teng Qingshan. Do you think... that maybe he is still hiding in the underground lake?" Wu Qiu looked at the elder with a woolly hat and a hooked nose on top of a Snow Hawk in the distance. The elder answered monotonously, "In thousands of years, Qing Hu Island has never lost so much in a single event! If it was because the enemy was too powerful, then they might overlook it for now. But that was not the case. They lost to a seventeen year-old kid. It would be a miracle if Qing Hu Island won't go berserk! When that happens, an army of over a hundred thousand men will flood into the Great Yan Mountain. They will leave no rocks unturned and no pit unchecked. Unless that Teng Qingshan actually hid inside that underground lake the whole time... There is no way that Qing Hu Island won't find him."


    No one would doubt this.

    Among the Eight Supreme Sects on the Nine Prefectures, there was not a single that could be considered an easy target.

    Despite having the treasure map, Qing Hu Island still lost eight innate experts. On top of that, they did not get any portion of the treasure at all. The worst of all was that the cause of this was just a seventeen year-old child. This was a disgrace! Qing Hu Island's disgrace! As long as Teng Qingshan lived, Qing Hu Island would be a laughingstock.


    In the depth of the dark Great Yan Mountain, Teng Qingshan stashed the Godly Mountain Splitting Ax into a deep pit.

    "When I was fighting in Yanjiang City, I wore heavy armor with a helmet and a mask. There are very few people who saw my real face in Qing Hu Island. They know me through drawings of my my clothing and weapons. This ax... is way too noticeable. Even in the entire Black Armored Army, there are no axes that can match it in size."

    Teng Qingshan was not worried about the Reincarnation Spear.

    The spear was an army's standard weapon. There were too many people who actually owned a spear.

    "Let me sneak back to the Black Armored Army first. Then I'll change into a standard suit of armor and hide among the thousands. Even Snow Hawks won't be able to identify me then." Teng Qingshan had no other way to escape. He knew that this time, Qing Hu Island would never let him go easily.

    As a result, hiding in the Great Yan Mountain could work for now, but not for long.

    "You go there. Second brother, you guys go to the west."

    "The first person to find Teng Qingshan gets a million taels of gold and will become a commander right away. Everyone, keep a close eye on the surrounding!"

    Another group of soldiers split to