The little mute waved to the three of them, and the four of them worked together to remove two stones that were smoothed by the waves outside the cliff. There was a well-hidden cave in the cliff, which was dark as night. There’s no light that seeped in.
Qian Wanyu distributed four moonstones, “Everyone take one.”
“Seventh sister, the inside of this stone wall is very dry.” The walls showed no sign of being moistened by sea water at all.
“Walk behind me.”
The little mute walked in the front, followed by Qian Wanyu, Dongfang Minghui was at the back, and Wei Junlan was the last. They walked all the way forward and everyone stayed quiet.
The road bent everywhere and sometimes went uphill then sometimes sliding down. The walls of every corner were very smooth, as if they had been polished. Qian Wanyu put her hand on it and rubbed it. Through the moonstone, she saw a little green moss on the palm of hier hand, which was still wet. It should be something brought out from the depths of the sea.
Seeing that they stopped where they were, the little mute didn’t understand. When he saw the green moss in Qian Wanyu’s hand, he subconsciously glanced at the soles of his feet. Seaweed was covering the soles of his feet, and he pointed to his hands.
“Let’s go, continue to lead the way.”
Qian Wanyu also used moonstones to illuminate the path they walked before, and occasionally there was some seaweed which she threw away.
Dongfang Minghui and Wei Junlan watched her move, and after walking a long distance, she asked in a low voice, “Seventh sister, what are you suspicious of?”
The winding road was very long, and they didn’t know how long they had been groping in the dark. Just when Wei Junlan suggested to take a break before continuing on the road, the little mute made a quick movement towards them.
The three of them looked at each other and quickened their pace.
After a while, the four of them came to a spacious cave, which could accommodate about 20 or 30 people. However, the cave was full of things. The little mute found a piece of cloth from nowhere and swept it lightly. The dust-covered treasures shone brightly one after another.
“Aren’t these things the same as those in the palace?”
Dongfang Minghui picked up something with a red halo shaped in a strange way, and a scorching feeling spread from her palm all over her body, “It’s so hot!”
“This is a fire element spirit bead.” Qian Wanyu quickly used her spiritual power to take the bead, and then put it back in place. She took a cyan bead casually, sensed it a little, and threw it to Wei Junlan, “It’s a wind element bead.”
Wei Junlan also felt it, and then she was overjoyed, “Hey, this is a good thing, we are going to get rich!”
Dongfang Minghui rummaged through it, and finally found a green bead among many beads of different colors, which exuded a soft aura.
Qian Wanyu saw her playing with it back and forth in her hand, “This should be a wood-type spirit bead, if you like it, take it.”
Dongfang Minghui put it on the top of her hand to look at it for a while, weighting it a bit then said slowly after a long time, “Seventh sister, if we use it to pretend it is the heart of the elves, do you think anyone will be fooled?”
“Heart of the elves?”
Wei Junlan, who kept her ears pricked up, leaned over to look curiously, “What is the heart of the elves?”
Qian Wanyu glanced at her, then turned to Ninth Sister and said, “It’s no problem to deceive ordinary people, but when you meet someone powerful it will be spotted at a glance.”
Dongfang Minghui felt a little depressed after hearing this, but she still held the green bead in her hand reluctantly.
Wei Junlan snatched the green bead from her hand, and couldn’t feel anything except a gentle spiritual power. She poked her elbow curiously, “Tell me, what’s the heart of the elves?”
Dongfang Minghui glanced at the other party angrily, and snatched the green bead back from the other party’s hand, “The heart of the elves is the heart of the elves, I don’t know what it is, go mind your own business.”
The little mute waved at them. Wei Junlan glanced at the pile of beads just now, and picked out a big blue bead. It was cool when she first got it, but after holding it for a long time, she felt chilly.
“Strange, what kind of beads are these?”
“Wei Junlan, come and help.”
The little mute summoned them to bring out a big box, and then moved out a very heavy iron box from it. The iron box was made of high-quality fine iron, and the material was tough. Qian Wanyu felt it was quite heavy when carrying it not to mention Dongfang Minghui and the little mute.
“Little mute, is this the treasure you mentioned?”
The little mute nodded.
The three of them wandered around the iron box and squatted down to find that there was a lock on the iron box. The lock was not ordinary, and it was interlocked multiple times.
“This lock looks like a chain of five.” Wei Junlan glanced at it and said bluntly.
“I remember that in the Blood Fiend Alliance, Young Master Wei set up the Nine Palaces Diagram. Since you can recognize the source of this lock at a glance, you must be very proficient in this aspect. If this is the case, I will leave this lock to you to open. ”
Wei Junlan: “…”
Dongfang Minghui happily gave up her seat, and gave her a slight push, “Well, why are you standing there, I’ll leave it to you.”
Wei Junlan: “…”
Wei Junlan, who was chased away to work, sighed helplessly, knelt down and began to study carefully.
The time of a stick of incense to burn passed slowly, and Wei Junlan’s forehead gradually became sweaty.
Qian Wanyu looked around, and found a few white bones in a corner, and a few notebooks scattered. She picked out one at random to have a look, the notebook was quite damaged, and when she touched it lightly, the paper broke apart.
“Seventh sister, what are you looking at?”
“The owner of this letter is very powerful. I passed through many places on the way of training. I found it very interesting.” Qian Wanyu became more interested in this so-called love letter.
Dongfang Minghui also leaned over to read the letter for a while. The font for the handwriting was crooked, and it looked very laborious. After reading two lines, she lost her patience, so she squatted next to Wei Junlan to watch how she unlocked the lock, so as not to disturb her she also pulled the little mute away to make room for Wei Junlan.
“Little mute, besides these, is there anything else?”
The little mute tilted his head and thought for a while, his eyes lit up, and then knocked on the cave wall, knocking again and again along the way, and suddenly, there was an echo from the cave wall.
Dongfang Minghui also leaned over and knocked twice, “Is there a door?”
Qian Wanyu, who was already preoccupied, heard the voice and threw the notebook into her space ring, “Ninth Sister, what did you find?”
“The little mute said there is another door here, Seventh sister, listen—”
Qian Wanyu pressed hard along the wall of the cave they were knocking on, and the wall was automatically pushed in. She pushed again, and the wall of the cave opened. Qian Wanyu didn’t rush in, but touched a small stone to throw inside.
Dongfang Minghui pricked up her ears, and he could still hear the crisp sound of stones rolling on the ground, there seemed to be nothing unusual.
“Seventh sister, it should be fine.”
Qian Wanyu pushed open the stone door and entered first, followed by the little mute and Dongfang Minghui, leaving Wei Junlan alone to work on the lock. She looked at the lock in her hand, and then at the stone door that was pushed open hesitating again and again before just throwing the iron box into her own space ring.
Taking a big step, she accidentally heard a creaking sound, and Wei Junlan was so frightened that she didn’t dare to move.
Fortunately, there was not much movement in the room. Qian Wanyu held two moonstones and squatted near Wei Junlan’s feet, “Lift your legs up a bit.”
Wei Junlan raised her legs obediently.
There was a piece of white bone crushed by her on the ground, and the rest of the white bones were scattered on the side. Qian Wanyu even picked up a long bone and identified it, “This is a humerus, it looks like the corpse of a merperson.”
Except for the white bones of the upper body, the bones of the lower body were rather strange so Qian Wanyu concluded that the person hiding in this wall hole should be a merperson and not a human.
The little mute stared blankly, stretched out his hand to hold the humerus in Qian Wanyu’s hand in his arms, his blue eyes showed sadness, and drops of crystal clear tears dripped from the corners of his eyes.
“Hey, why are you crying?” Dongfang Minghui also felt very sad when she saw the little mute like this, and hurriedly wanted to get rid of the source of the inexplicable sadness in his heart.
“Ninth Sister, let him be for a bit.”
The cave was about a dozen square meters in size, with the help of the moonstone, it was clear at a glance that there was no treasure, but there was a complete corpse standing in front of them, which really shocked Dongfang Minghui.
Qian Wanyu explained while observing, “The little mute knows this place, obviously he has been here before, and the road we walked on, I saw that the road surface has been smoothed, this means that people had often gone in and out on the previous road. I just don’t know when this road got blocked. Also the little mute was imprisoned by the other merpeople for a long time until we released him… I think, the little mute and the merperson in this cave were acquainted.”
Just as Qian Wanyu and Dongfang Minghui were explaining, Wei Junlan actually got close to the corpse, and poked the hand bone of the skeleton with her finger very disrespectfully, “How long has this skeleton been here? Why are you still sitting down—”
Suddenly, a ray of light shrouded Wei Junlan’s body, tightly pulling her and the merperson corpse together.
From Wei Junlan’s point of view, that inexplicable blue bead flew out of her space ring. The light in the merman’s corpse mainly connected with this bead and she was merely a sideshow but she couldn’t help shouting, “Save——”
Dongfang Minghui and Qian Wanyu were thrown out by the force, and the little mute who was crying while hugging the bones also rolled out. The three of them rolled into a ball and gnawed a mouthful of mud.
Qian Wanyu got up from the ground, checked Dongfang Minghui, and picked up the stupid little mute. She walked forward and knocked on the door. The sound was loud, but it was as empty as before.
Dongfang Minghui stepped forward and pushed twice, only to find that the door was not moving at all, “It can’t be!”
“It should be automatically closed.”
Qian Wanyu let Dongfang Minghui push while she walked to other places, knocking and knocking all the way, but she still couldn’t find the switch of the door.
“Wei Junlan.” Dongfang Minghui yelled worriedly, “How could this happen? Did Wei Junlan touch something that shouldn’t be touched just now?”
Qian Wanyu glanced around and found that the iron box was gone. If she didn’t know Wei Junlan’s temperament better, she might even really suspect that all this was premeditated, “Little mute do you know how to reopen this door?”
The little mute still couldn’t recover after the shock and shook his head in a daze.
“Ninth Sister, don’t worry, maybe she can come out of this place safely.” Qian Wanyu saw that Ninth Sister’s mood finally improved, and now she was depressed again because of Wei Junlan, so she quickly comforted her.
“Or let’s rest here for a while.” Qian Wanyu took out a piece of animal skin from her space ring, spread it on the ground, and pressed Dongfang Minghui to the ground, “Trust me, she will be fine.”
After a stick of incense, Dongfang Minghui’s emotions gradually relaxed. Holding a piece of green spirit beads in her hand, she sucked the spiritual power of the beads without knowing it. The green beads became dull and finally turned into a pile of powder disappearing into her palm.
Seeing that, Qian Wanyu picked a few of those shiny beads and stuffed them into Dongfang Minghui’s hands, “Since you are practicing then practice hard, I will protect you.”
It wasn’t until the other party really started to practice that Qian Wanyu pulled out the whip from her waist, flicked the whip lightly, and threw it on the stone gate but the stone gate remained motionless. She whipped the whip again, and this time the purple lightning was mixed in crackling in the air.
The little mute on the side was terrified, and quickly grabbed Qian Wanyu’s arm that was swinging out for the third time, “Ahhhhhh”
Qian Wanyu was patient, and even guessed and understood this, “You said we can’t destroy this place, or we’re all going to die, right?”
The little mute nodded straight, and pointed his finger at the solid ceiling above the cave, the meaning was self-evident.
“Well, since that’s the case, can you tell me how to open this door?”
The little mute shook his head and waved his hands very simply, then walked aside, hugged the white bone tightly again, and rubbed it affectionately, it seemed to really be that the owner of the bones was someone he most likely knew.
Seeing this, Qian Wanyu put all the things she could take into the space ring. Even those letters, she picked a few that looked relatively complete and threw them into her space ring. After packing everything, she dragged the little mute to the side, “Little mute, what is your so-called treasure?”
The little mute cried until his eyes were swollen. Hearing this question, he looked at the beads they took away in doubt, and made a big gesture with his hands.
Qian Wanyu squinted his eyes, and patiently took out all the shiny beads in the space ring, only to see the little mute shaking his head. She was unsure for a moment whether the other party said was trying to fool her.
However, it was true that although these spirit beads in her hands were really effective, they could not be considered treasures, although they were indeed rare to find in the outside world.
“Forget it, I think most of the people in Qing Lan Sect can’t find the treasure if I can’t find it.” Qian Wanyu searched all the places where the treasure could be hidden, and finally set her eyes on the closed stone door.
The little mute was very sad, and he didn’t realize that there was one person missing. He hugged the white bone alone, and sat against the wall to feel sad secretly.
Qian Wanyu sat cross-legged about one meter away from Dongfang Minghui. The spiritual power from Dongfang Minghui fluctuated a bit, and it seemed that she had reached the stage of promotion again. Last time, Ninth Sister advanced in the black forest. It was wrong to keep advancing at such a rapid pace…
She wanted to stop her, but found that the spiritual fluctuations in the other party’s body quickly disappeared.
As soon as Little white came out, he wanted to go to Dongfang Minghui’s side, probably because he found that Dongfang Minghui was practicing, so he wandered around twice, and stood between the little mute and Qian Wanyu to protect them.
Qian Wanyu took this opportunity to quickly absorb the spirit beads that could be absorbed in the space. It was a lot faster and more stable than absorbing the dark-type soul beads from before. The aura around her body did not change at all. The spirit beads had not met her requirements for spiritual energy consumption.
“The higher the level, the more abundant the spiritual energy needed. All the spiritual energy of these spirit beads is not enough to supply for you. You will have to find a way to finish the blood oath. If you find Qian Ying’s descendants, then you can get the other half of the inheritance.”
When Qian Wanyu opened her eyes, she found that the little mute was hugging his legs alone, with his entire head buried between his legs, and his already thin body seemed even weaker. However, even like this with just his pair of eyes, he could make a group of mercenaries who had tasted blood end up killing each other showing how strong this mysterious charm ability was.
“Is he your relative? A friend? Or just because he is a merperson?”
It took a long time before the little mute raised his head and looked at her blankly.
Qian Wanyu stared at the front coldly, “The first time I saw you, you were trapped in the merpeople tribe. They seemed to be very afraid of you. Is it because you have a powerful charm technique that they had to imprison you in a place with no sea water.”
The little mute looked at her with a complicated expression.
Qian Wanyu smiled slightly, thinking that it was quite strange seeing the little mute who was not afraid of outsiders holding a white bone and crying like a child. The answer to the question she just asked seemed obvious, “I don’t know the hatred between your clans but I won’t intervene.”
The little mute lowered his head again.
They stayed in this place for a while, and the cave was quiet, and time became very slow. When Dongfang Minghui opened her eyes, she found that Qian Wanyu was also in the middle of cultivation. The little mute sat stiffly on the spot like a stone and was very quiet.
Dongfang Minghui moved, and Little white, who was lying on the side, stood up suddenly, shook his head, walked towards her rubbing intimately, and finally lay down in front of her. His two tiger eyes stared at her with piercing eyes.
She wanted to find a spirit pearl that the little white tiger could absorb, but when she saw it, all the useful spirit pearls were gone, except for her… it was probably only Seventh sister would take it away.
She fumbled in her space ring again, the teething stick and some small snacks were given to Little Lulu so the only thing left was a few bottles of spirit liquid, “Little white, why don’t you drink some spirit liquid first, wait for us to go back… back to the Seven Colors Continent…back to the Royal Academy—”
Thinking of the leisurely life in the Royal Academy, Dongfang Minghui’s face showed a bit of sadness, “I probably won’t be able to go back to such days.”
Seeing her sad expression, Little white gently arched his big head into her arms.
Dongfang Minghui felt a little itchy, and smiled calmly at the corner of her mouth, “Little white, thank you.”
After feeding Little white a bottle of nutrient solution, Dongfang Minghui stood up and walked around twice. Little white followed her and walked around for a circle, and then returned to the original place, guarding Qian Wanyu’s side to protect her.
Dongfang Minghui squatted aside, leaning against his side, and said with a little emotion, “I don’t know what happened to Wei Junlan.”
She felt a little sorry for this fellow. She came to the Merpeople Clan to get a doctor for her, but they encountered so many twists and turns. Now it turns out there was even a group of Death Spiritual Masters hiding in the dark, ready to wipe out the Merpeople Clan.
“Little mute, you have to cheer up, like the merpeople we saw on the isolated island, they were all refined into undead by some people with ulterior motives, if you don’t gather together to fight against the enemy, you won’t even be the only one! Your clansmen will have no one to protect them anymore.”
Hearing Dongfang Minghui’s nagging, the little mute pulled his head out from between his legs little by little, and listened carefully. He also pulled Dongfang Minghui’s clothes and gestured.
“You want to ask who are those people?”
The little mute nodded vigorously, a trace of anger flashed in those pure blue pupils.
Dongfang Minghui thought for a long time before saying, “It’s a group of Death Spiritual Masters. They are good at controlling dead corpses and making them do things for them. They are very dangerous. You can’t do anything about them even if you have your charm abilities.”
Death Spiritual Masters always liked to wear black robes with large hoods that almost covered all of their eyes.
“In any case, I think you can put aside the grievances between your clans for now, you need to work together to defeat this enemy. Driving those mercenaries and the Death Spiritual Master out of this sea area are the most important thing for you now.”
The little mute was confused, but he understood her last sentence. He thought for a moment, grabbed Dongfang Minghui’s sleeve, and nodded slightly.
“Seventh sister, have you finished cultivating?”
Qian Wanyu smiled slightly, it couldn’t really be considered cultivation, she just sat quietly for a while at most.
“Wei Junlan she—”
“Relax, there is still breathing inside, that means she is fine.”
The two stayed in the cave for another two days. During these two days, Qian Wanyu used her spiritual power to conjure up thin arrow of just the right length, and then she took out the reincarnation bow from her space ring. The ancient and beautiful bow with unique designs alongside the spirit arrow made it seem like it was alive.
“You all stand back.”
Dongfang Minghui grabbed the little mute and kept retreating until she was about ten meters away from Qian Wanyu. She and the little mute stood in the place they were in before they turned in to this room, “Seventh sister, be careful.”
Be careful of Wei Junlan who’s still inside that is…
The arrows shot by the reincarnation bow were too powerful, she was afraid that Seventh sister would not be able to hold back its strength.
Oooft more drama between the merpeople? What’s happening to our poor Wei Junlan?!
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