Dongfang Minghui ran forward with all her might, but running was not enough to get away from the fast shadow behind her.
“Ninth miss, please follow me back.”
A black shadow descended from the sky and landed in front of her, blocking her path. The person in the black robe gave off an icy aura, an aura she had felt on the Female Protagonist before, but it was only for a moment.
“You’re a Dark Spiritual Master.”
Combined with what Love Flower had just said about the Dark Legion, she guessed what the other party was.
“Ninth Miss seems to have a lot of questions.”
The man laughed grimly a few times, and suddenly two grey clouds of smoke emerged from each of his two hands.
Once this smoke came out, it immediately pulled Dongfang Minghui’s memory back to the valley of death, where that grey fog had entered her body and soul sea.
Little Colour paid a terrible price for this and until now still hadn’t recovered its human form.
“Aura of death!”
Dongfang Minghui immediately used her entire body’s spiritual power to resist but the other party seemed to be at least a Spiritual Scholar level Dark Spiritual Master. Although this was only a single level difference but this single level could crush and suppress her till she couldn’t breathe.
Little Colour was going crazy in her soul sea. It seemed to have noticed this familiar aura.
She watched as the two clouds of grey smoke fused together and became an oversized cloud of smoke that moved closer and closer to her side.
If she got tangled in this thing, her life force would definitely be devoured by it!
Dongfang Minghui nervously half-closed her eyes.
Likewise, the black-robed man grinned, sinisterly watching the other side being wrapped up in his aura of death but suddenly he was surprised at what happened.
Looking at the cloud of grey smoke puffing out, Dongfang Minghui had resigned herself to death and wanted to close her eyes not willing to see it but suddenly the grey smoke disappeared upon touching her as if it had been drained by something.
Dongfang Minghui could not help but be surprised.
After a moment of confusion, the black-robed man laughed, “As expected of the Elven Heart, the Lord was right in his guess.”
Seeing that the other party was flabbergasted, Love Flower couldn’t help but roar at her in her consciousness.
Dongfang Minghui subconsciously turned around and slipped away, before leaving she did not forget to continue throwing flying needles, flying leaves, and a large pile of stones on the ground have all flown up.
Before being able to even touch the man they were all swallowed by the aura of death and quickly decayed into dust.
Qian Wanyu first heard a shrill sound from the other side, a similar sound she had heard Ninth Sister blow before in the small courtyard, during her training with Toothless.
She remembered that there was a difference in the length of the sound, if it was long and sharp it was an emergency if it was three short sounds it was a command to gather.
Toothless was smart enough to hear it once or twice before it could tell the difference easily.
She found Ninth Sister’s method of training interesting and wrote it down.
She was about to hunt a beast, thinking she could roast it for dinner at night, but she didn’t expect to suddenly hear this sound, long and urgent.
Almost subconsciously, she swept her eyes towards the road she and Lu Xing had just taken.
After walking for half a moment, she found a pile of branches scattered around, when she took a look she noticed there seemed to be paths leading in all directions.
She managed to follow the path Dongfang Minghui had taken and halfway found the scene of withered grass and trees.
“Dark Spiritual Master.”
Qian Wanyu’s eyes widened and she didn’t dare to think of the consequences, she immediately sped up.
As expected further down, she saw four black shadows surrounding Dongfang Minghui in the centre. It seemed like they wanted to capture her alive and not kill her.
“Since Ninth Miss is not willing to cooperate with us we’ll have to force you.”
“Hey, how can you guys be so unreasonable what do you even want me to for?” Dongfang Minghui remembered the Elven Heart that came out of this person’s mouth earlier, and she immediately called out, “I don’t have that whatever Elven Heart you want, you must have the wrong person.”
These Dark Legion people were said to be able to manipulate the dead and hid in the dark all day to research strange and weird things even experimenting on people. It was too scary to think of going back with them…
She felt that if she was taken away by them, her chances of survival were slim.
Besides, the appearance of the Dark Legion in the plot shouldn’t have been this early! How did this happen!?
She had just tried her skills just now to fight back, but they didn’t seem to work too well against this horrible group of people, probably…she probably hadn’t trained enough…
Seeing the other party stretch out a thin, bony hand, Dongfang Minghui directly stabbed out some flying needles held in her ten fingers.
The flying needles entered his hand but as if unfeeling, he continued to reach out towards her.
“Ninth Sister, dodge.”
A bolt of lightning, no, a whip fell from the sky, followed by a thin purple thunderbolt directly on the man’s hand, instantly exploding the hand and half of his body.
Dongfang Minghui covered her face and fell to the ground amidst a rain of blood and body parts.
Strangely enough, half of the man’s body was blown away, but not much blood came out, what emerged from the body was mostly dense gray mist.
“Seventh sister, careful, they’re Dark Spiritual Masters!”
Qian Wanyu strong appearance immediately attracted the attention of the other three men, Dongfang Minghui obediently hid to the side, “Love flower, you’ve stayed in the Valley of Death for so long, do you know the weaknesses of these Dark Spiritual Masters?”
She had also just remembered the skill of Love Flower just now, it was likely that skill that allowed her to survive the aura of death before. Otherwise she would have died for sure…
“Just twist their heads off.”
Dongfang Minghui shivered, just as the Love Flower finished speaking, she saw the Dark Spiritual Master, who had been half destroyed by Female Protagonist earlier, bouncing on one foot towards her side.
With one eye staring at her and the other half of his head destroyed in a gruesome way, she held back the vomit that was churning inside her stomach.
“Shit, is this a zombie or what?”
Dongfang Minghui backed up, she used the time to look at the situation of the Female Protagonist. Three Spiritual Scholars surrounded her so she was already in the weaker side if this continued they’d all die here.
“I’ll clean this guy up first.”
She took a deep breath and gave herself a pep talk, she suddenly remembered a saying that the Thief Master liked to keep repeating, the true method of stealing could be surmised in three words. Fast Ruthless Accurate
Aim at the target, strike quickly, ruthlessly, and accurately.
If the opponent’s head was the target she wanted to steal this time, she had to hit then immediately escape, this was the essence of a thief.
Dongfang Minghui walked over step by step, taking the opponent’s disgusting head as the target for her flying needles, she calculated the probability of the opponent being able to dodge, and calculated the orientation the opponent was on when dodging the flying needle.
The flying needle flew out from her fingers. Just as she calculated, the half-ruined body stopped for a moment and immediately dodged towards the left side.
Just then, Dongfang Minghui swept by quickly, a short blade slipped out of her sleeve and slashed strongly towards the man’s throat, but instead of leaving immediately, she turned around and snapped the man’s neck off.
It was only when she saw the man’s head on the ground that she realized she had killed someone!!!
“Seventh sister, break their necks.”
Dongfang Minghui then leaned against a tree and took a deep breath, the half head of the man rolled off on the ground as the corpse slopped down without any more movement.
She actually wasn’t scared despite it being her first time killing, there was more relief alongside nausea.
Observing Qian Wanyu’s fight again, she immediately stood up again, pondering how to attract the attention of one person so as to lighten the Female Protagonist’s load.
Suddenly out of nowhere…
“I only made you capture one person, yet you’re still not done, what use is there for all of you.”
She had been calculating before that if she eliminated three people, this disaster should be over. She absolutely didn’t expect that the hope that had just been born in her heart was completely dashed by the sudden appearance of this person.
The strong aura and presence of this man was overwhelming compared to everyone on the field. If these four people were Spiritual Scholars, there was an 80 per cent chance that the person who just appeared here was a Spiritual King.
Dongfang Minghui smiled, wiped the blood from her hands, and lightly licked the corners of her lips, “Love Flower if I am unfortunately taken away this time, you, Lucky and Toothless need to take the opportunity to escape.”
When the time came, when she fell into the hands of these people the contents of her space ring would definitely be known. She didn’t want all her little friends to get stuck in her bad luck as well…
“Hey, I heard that you guys want some kind of elven heart.”
Dongfang Minghui suddenly shouted and opened a space ring the Female Protagonist had given her with dozens of bottles of spiritual liquid still inside. She almost used up all her spiritual energy before trying to escape.
The thought of all her pills and potions being taken by them later alongside all the treasure she had taken from the Valley of Death made her heart bleed. If she knew it was gonna be like this she should’ve exchanged it for money in the Nangong Family’s auction in exchange for some worthless spirit stones instead.
She looked at the other party with cold eyes while desperately drinking spirit liquid, in a few moments, ten bottles of spirit liquid were poured into her stomach, an abundant spirit power came out from her body, flowing through her meridians and five internal organs.
“Do you want to die?!”
Love Flower suddenly shouted in her consciouness.
Dongfang Minghui gurgled the fifteenth bottle down her belly, “I don’t want to die.”
Before dying she had to at least put up a good fight and see if she could win something from this hopeless situation.
“I have the elven heart you want here.” Dongfang Minghui took out a very shiny thing from her space ring, green and shiny it looked particularly dazzling.
The two words “Elven Heart” focused everyone’s attention.
Qian Wanyu face turned colder, she didn’t know what that gadget was exactly. It wasn’t any Elven Heart or any nonsense it was one of the things stolen from the Pig Immortal Grass’ treasure trove. Until now she still didn’t really have any clue what it was.
But, apparently, the other side believed it to be the real thing.
“Let my Seventh sister go, or I will destroy this thing, and then you’ll have nothing.” Dongfang Minghui showed a ruthless smile.
Qian Wanyu fingers moved, feeling a bit itchy.
“If Ninth Miss cooperates, naturally everything can be discussed.”
The other party raised his hand, and Qian Wanyu walked directly over. Looking at her with a complicated expression, he coldly asked, “What do you want?”
“Seventh sister quickly go!”
Qian Wanyu suddenly shoved back her hand, her look was firm, “No, not to mention a small Spiritual King, even if a Spiritual Saint came today I won’t back down!”
This is a sign of cowardice, a disgrace, and it would become a heart demon for her that she could never overcome.
Dongfang Minghui smiled, yes, she was wrong, she underestimated the Female Protagonist. She’d always been quite cowardly, always thinking that such a powerful enemy was too strong, and the Female Protagonist was still too weak. She did not know that her Seventh sister had never yielded in the face of the strong, she preferred to be broken than to back down.
She lightly walked to her and whispered, “Seventh sister, you deal with the three of them, I will deal with this Spiritual King, take a gamble okay?”
Qian Wanyu didn’t know exactly what the other side was going to do, but the thought of fighting with Ninth Sister made her fighting spirit soar, her whole body’s blood was boiling and full of battle spirit.
“Okay, let’s gamble.”
Dongfang Minghui felt that her whole body’s tendons and bones were about to break, and she was just one step away from death. She had just drunk twenty bottles of spiritual liquid, and her spiritual power had skyrocketed, a power she had never felt before was surging through her body but the price she paid was also quite painful.
The spiritual power was beyond her tolerance and it would gnaw away at her flesh and blood inch by inch until she died from the inside…
“Here, if you want to get this, fight until I am unable to fight anymore.”
She waved the greenish thing in front of her opponent and threw it back into her space ring with a bad smile.
With a swipe of her hand, all the stones around her floated in mid-air with her spiritual power, surrounding her in a circle.
“Ninth Miss, with just one hand?”
The man stepped forward, reached out and grabbed, the whole space around them seemed to distort as all the floating stones were destroyed in seconds.
Even the surrounding trees were partly destroyed. A Spiritual King’s power cannot be underestimated.
“More than that.”
Even with those things gone, all the silver needles in her space ring flew out, forming a sword shape in mid-air, and slashed towards the man.
“Minghui, let’s take a gamble.”
Love Flower suddenly jumped out from her space ring, along with the other two little ones, the man just coldly looked at this happening without reacting.
The appearance of Love Flower had changed from how it looked in Death Valley so he couldn’t recognise it. Even if he did, to him the other side was just a bunch of medicinal plants.
Medicinal plants were born to be collected and refined, there was no right for them to speak.
Love Flower and Lucky were tangled together while Toothless looked at the man dumbly. It couldn’t understand what was happening so it simply focused on Dongfang Minghui and paced back and forth, wanting to rush up and bite the person on impulse.
“Minghui, sister Wanyu.”
Mu Sheng knew something must have changed, he searched around and did not find Lu Xing, but he was a Wood Spiritual Master and could feel a deadly aura in this forest.
He was walking along the trail and found the withered grass, and then he saw four figures in black, bizarrely shaped, stronger than any disciples he had ever seen in the academy.
They seemed to even be a few points stronger than Sister Wanyu.
Mu Sheng did not hesitate, he felt that Sister Wanyu’s side was still okay, mainly Minghui side was too obviously lopsided, the power difference was too big. He had a total of two big skills, one was small white’s confusion and poisonous smoke, but everyone was fighting already so this didn’t seem useful now.
“Little green, go.”
Little Green was a magic plant that was taken in by Mu Sheng, and like Little White, it was also a low-level magic plant, its growth was not very high but it had many skills and could summon little friends to help.
The vines and branches swish all around, enclosing the small battle circle directly. After that, the vines all intertwined, binding the hands and feet of all the Dark Spiritual Masters.
Dongfang Minghui and Qian Wanyu took this opportunity to catch their breath for a moment, and in a flash, all these plants retreated as like a backflowing flood.
“What’s going on?”
Mu Sheng froze, there was something in this group of people that made the plants fearful, even Little Green had retreated back into his body.
All of Dongfang Minghui’s spiritual energy manifested into her hand, and the invisible sword from before swung down on top of the other’s head.
Mu Sheng watched the thrilling scene and forgot to react.
The man in black looked at this calmly and gently clamped the entire sword with one finger then completely destroyed it with a little force. Dongfang Minghui watched as those needles fell down one by one…
“Come with me.”
The other side extended a pale-skinned hand to pull Dongfang Minghui away.
Mu Sheng suddenly blocked the hand but the aura of death merely touched him and made him roll his eyes and faint.
Dongfang Minghui quickly used a dagger to cut into the extended hand at the same moment.
If it was an ordinary dagger naturally it couldn’t hurt him but this dagger had taken all her spiritual power, the dagger’s entire blade was wrapped in spiritual power.
The other party wrinkled his brow as it stabbed in, and all the spiritual energy around his body shot out not only blowing Mu Sheng five meters away, but also throwing Dongfang Minghui against a tree.
She hit the tree hard and fell down. Her entire head was dizzy from the impact and she could barely make out some random voices.
“Ninth Sister, stand up.”
“Kill them all.”
Dongfang Minghui lay on the ground and closed her eyes, she felt so tired, her whole body was in severe pain, she didn’t even have the strength to get up.
Seeing this, Qian Wanyu directly extracted all the essence of thunder from her dantian, and one after another thunder blasted her remaining opponents into charcoal.
Thinking of Dongfang Minghui’s previous reminder, she directly crushed the heads of the three people one by one as well to put her mind at ease.
Seeing that the other party had walked up to Dongfang Minghui, Qian Wanyu threw out a water thunder whip directly at the other party, “If you want to take her away, go through me first.”
The man saw all the people he brought had died and laughed, then spat, “A group of useless trash!”
Two waste spiritualists actually made him have so much trouble. If he had known this before he would’ve just taken them when they were returned to the Dongfang Family.
Letting the tiger go back to the mountain will always create endless troubles.
“Just you, a Great Spiritualist, want to protect her?” The man snickered.
It had to be said that the killing power of these words was greater than any stimulation, Qian Wanyu looked colder than ever as her grip on the water thunder whip in her hand tightened.
“Cut the crap and come!”
Dongfang Minghui did not know what was happening, she was muddled, it was as if she was back in the years when she was a doctor, seeing the patient sent into the operating room there was always hope, but when they came out covered, there was a bit of a small sadness. After seeing so many patients passing away, her heart had also become cold.
“Minghui, wake up.”
“Mother wake up.”
She struggled to open her eyes, and somewhere in her body, a soft boing sounded, as if a lock had just been opened by a key. Then somewhere deep inside her body, a huge surge of spiritual energy surged out from her body, startling the two people who were about to fight.
It was only a matter of moments before the depleted spiritual energy in her body not only recovered as before, but her level also rose and rose all the way from Great Spiritualist to Spiritual Scholar, and with a gentle break, it soared to Spiritual King, not stopping there the spiritual energy was still bubbling all the way forward.
The man in black changed his expression, but Qian Wanyu frowned, slightly worried.
At that moment, the promotion stopped, stopping at the level of third rank Spiritual King.
Dongfang Minghui abruptly opened her eyes, she had never felt such abundant spiritual energy, all her blood vessels seemed to have opened up accepting the baptism of spiritual energy from the outside world.
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