“Dark Spiritual Master!” Situ Hao screamed, Light Spiritual Master and Wood Spiritual Master have a few similarities, weak combat powers and basically no strength against other elements but the light has always been the opposite of the dark, when he heard this he inevitably got a little excited, and after the excitement his expression became extraordinarily grave.
He did not expect that this trip would allow him to meet the first Dark Spiritual Master in his life.
Bai Ruo and the rest looked at each other, their concept of the Dark Spiritual Master was still stuck in rumors.
“Wanyu, the people from Shengling College are looking for us.” Li Yunan detected the other party’s movement and immediately came to the small courtyard to remind them. After all, with such a big living person lying on the ground, but also by up by them, the implication of kidnapping was too obvious.
Although they did not like Shengling College, for the time being, they do not want to start a war.
Qian Wanyu found a piece of cloth and stuffed it into Xian’s mouth, carrying her like a chicken she threw her into the room, and then turned around and placed formation stones in four corners. Standing outside the door no one would be able to know Xian was inside, “Ninth Sister, you and Lu Xing keep an eye on her first, don’t let her get away.”
“Okay, Seventh sister.”
Dongfang Minghui looked complicated, she hadn’t had time to ask Seventh sister about Dongfang Lizhu yet but those people from her cousin’s college already came. She believed Seventh sister must have had some intention for bringing the person back, “Lu Xing, let’s think of a way to cover up her scent, don’t let anyone find out.”
Xian sneered from the side, the scent from her body was released for quite a while, Mu should be able to feel it and it was too late to get rid of it but as expected only Dongfang Minghui could think of such a foolish thing.
“I’ll help you.”
Although Love Flower can resist the aura of death, but it hated it. When it smelled this on Xian’s body, without Dongfang Minghui asking for help, it took the initiative to say, “Carry that defective plant out and cut it.”
She carried the poisonous medicine out and cut its root with a knife, letting the juice flow out onto the ground for a while before turning into a black mist. After that, she followed the request of Love Flower and threw several auxiliary medicines from her space ring into the mist. Soon the room was filled with a unique smell.
It doesn’t seem to be unpleasant to the point where you can say that it smells bad, but if you say it doesn’t smell bad, you’d still choke smelling it.
Dongfang Minghui then threw the struggling poisonous medicine into her space ring followed by Love Flower and Lucky.
Not to mention Lu Xing who looked dumbfounded at the side, even Xian was dumbfounded by this technique, her eyes were staring at the puddle of black mist that was still on the ground, shocked beyond words.
“Minghui, why is the liquid of that medicinal plants of yours black? look it…it’s still spreading!” Lu Xing was an elf, they were naturally close to nature and plants, but seeing the plant that had just been carried out by Dongfang Minghui, he inexplicably felt chills all over his body.
He gulped and shrank back towards Wood. Wood took one step closer as well until his chest was pressed to the other’s back before he stopped moving forward.
“Lu Xing don’t be afraid, use this to block the smell for now.”
Outside, Qin Mu rushed in with a group of men and looked at the five of them, “Seventh girl, you’re all here?”
He brought the group of people who had followed him before, as well as a Geng Shan, whose eyes instinctively cowered when he saw Qian Wanyu, he no longer dared to provoke her.
Qian Wanyu swept a glance at them and asked without changing her face, “What happened?”
Qin Mu took out a piece of paper with the time and place of a battle, “Xian is gone, I just went to the place where this battle was meant to happen but there was nothing but a pile of toxic black mud and some signs of a fight. Xian has not returned to the inn, I came to ask if my cousin is here?”
“Ninth Sister has just returned.”
Qin Mu looked at the crowd of rooms behind her and tried to barge in, only to be stopped from going further by Qian Wanyu’s outstretched arm, “Qin Mu, Ninth Sister is in a bad mood, you know she just lost her home and doesn’t know the whereabouts of her mother, also, she just met someone she didn’t like very much but had to accept, I won’t let her see you, go back.”
“No buts.” Qian Wanyu suddenly raised her voice, “Your Xian came to Ninth Sister to bully her when Ninth Sister lost her family, did you ever comfort her? Even if only a few words.”
Qin Mu was being used by Xian and still had no idea. Such a person, if not for the sake of Ninth Sister, she would have taught him a lesson with her whip.
Dongfang Minghui heard Seventh sister’s voice and came out of the room, she saw Seventh sister talking to the other party in such an agitated voice, and the topic was about for her. She felt the need to step in, at least she still needed to here her original mother’s words first from this cousin of hers.
“Ninth Sister,” Qian Wanyu looked back at her disapprovingly, she stepped forward and took her hand, gently patting her hair, “I thought you said you were tired, why are you out again?”
“Seventh sister, I’m much better.” She patted the back of her hand twice as she walked up to Qin Mu, “Cousin, let’s talk.”
Dongfang Minghui took her to the next room, “Cousin, did you find me to tell me what my mother said or?”
Qin Mu had just been reprimanded by Qian Wanyu, and then looking at Dongfang Minghui’s tired appearance, he tried not to mention Xian’s matter but the words came out as, “Cousin, I just want to know what did you say to Xian? Why hasn’t she come back until now?”
Dongfang Minghui stared blankly at him for a long time before asking, “Cousin, do you remember when you came to my house as a child and who was among the people I played with?”
Qin Mu shook his head, “I can’t remember anything from that long ago, cousin, you haven’t told me–”
“Qin Mu, tell me what Mother said, and I will tell you what I said to your Xian.” Dongfang Minghui stood up abruptly, she rubbed her temples, she was too easily affected by the memories of her original body.
Whether it was Qin Qin, or Qin Mu what does it have to do with her? Her closest person in the world is Seventh sister, she just wanted to find out what other secrets her mother here was hiding that she didn’t know.
Qin Mu saw her uncomfortable look and tried to reach out to hold her, only to be unceremoniously shaken off by Dongfang Minghui.
“Also, how did you know that the extermination of the Dongfang family was because of me?”
Qin Mu awkwardly withdrew his hand, former cousins, to this point they were almost like strangers, “Aunt she seemed to know that something was going to happen, I once went to see her when she said if one day I meet you to bring the brocade box and some words to you.”
“Do not go back to the Dongfang family, don’t check your birth and… live a good life.”
Dongfang Minghui was secretly relieved, this answer was both what she hoped to hear but at the same time what she did not want to hear. It sounded like the words of a mother admonishing her daughter, “I didn’t see Xian at all today, so cousin, you’re looking for the wrong person, I’m not sure where she is.”
After saying that, she left.
“Seventh sister, I’m not feeling well I’m going back in the room first.”
Qin Mu came out from the other room and saw Dongfang Minghui go back to her room, he shook his head towards the rest of the group, “Let’s go.”
After they left, Qian Wanyu watched for a long time to make sure it wasn’t Qin Mu playing around before sneaking back in before she returned to the small courtyard. When she stepped back into the room she almost stepped on the black fog.
The place where she almost stepped on was exactly where Dongfang Minghui dropped some of the poisonous medicine juice, after several hours, the black fog on the ground had spread out and seemed to want to encroach farther.
Qian Wanyu leapt to Dongfang Minghui’s side, seeing her appear a bit sick she could not help but caress her head.
“She’s been like this since she got back.” Lu Xing whispered, “Since Wanyu is here, Wood and I will leave first.”
Xian’s gaze stayed fixed on Wood and the huge iron box behind him until the door to the room closed again.
“Ninth Sister, what did Qin Mu say?”
The other side is so sad, surely it must be because of the second lady?
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, she did not say anything but pointed to Xian who was tied at the side, “Seventh sister, how can she be a Dark Spiritual Master?”
The original plot for Dongfang Lizhu’s didn’t have much information, how did she suddenly turn into this sort of demon behind her back.
Qian Wanyu touched her head, thinking that the complexity of the matter was far more than she expected, perhaps only through soul searching her memories would she know the story, “It’s a long story, are you sure you want to know?”
She had a feeling that Seventh sister was taking care of her mood at all times, but it was hard for her that Seventh sister always made her seem like a fragile object.
Qian Wanyu told her her speculation, she watched the other party’s expression, and found that the other party had a calm face from the beginning to the end.
Dongfang Minghui’s heart was broken, the other party is actually not from the Dongfang Family. She thought she had planned against her and even felt a bit full of herself when she left the Dongfang Family after that…
She sighed deeply, internal fights like these were not good for the heart, only Seventh sister could handle fighting these mind games and strategies all the time.
“Seventh sister, did the Dongfang Family perish because of her?”
“Ask her and find out.”
Qian Wanyu finished and ripped the cloth out of the other’s mouth.
Xian looked at them and grinned, “Want to know about the Dongfang family? If I don’t want to talk what will you do with me?”
“I do not have the patience to torture you one sentence at a time, why don’t I just use soul searching and read the memories in your brain, that’ll save you from saying one more word.” Qian Wanyu sneered, she didn’t notice much about this fourth sister while she was in the Dongfang family, but it was her constant usage of Ninth Sister that made her very unhappy, even now she kept looking at her with a pretentious and condescending look, Wanyu really felt like just killing her.
Dongfang Minghui also knew after their double cultivation that Seventh sister used this method to read Geng Sban’s memory about Xian.
As soon as Xian heard it, she laughed out loud.
“What are you laughing at?”
Xian looked at her with contemptuous eyes, “So it’s you.”
Qian Wanyu frowned, the other party had such a big reaction after hearing about the soul search, she had only used the soul search skill three times, where was she related? She searched in her memory, “Were you the one behind Murong Qingyi’s soul sea triggering an explosion after the soul search?!”
Dongfang Minghui listened to the side while a little confused, she was completely unable to follow their rhythm, she had no idea what Seventh sister was talking about. What Murong Qingyi, what explosion?
Xian looked at Qian Wanyu with a look of regret and praised her sarcastically, “Tsk, Dongfang Wanyu you really are smart, no wonder I kept getting confused between you and Dongfang Minghui as to which of you two people is the one we are really looking for, really makes me regret missing the best time to kill you earlier in the Dongfang Family.”
Dongfang Minghui was even more confused.
Qian Wanyu was slightly alarmed after hearing her words, the other party meant that at the time in the Dongfang Family both she and Ninth Sister were their targets, but for some reason they did not strike immediately, but let them grow up freely…
What exactly was the other party’s purpose?
“You are the one Murong Qingyi remembers?” Qian Wanyu had finally connected the chain of events and finally knew who had tried to kill Ninth Sister three times back in Yundu City.
“That stupid woman she tried to act behind my back in some ways it’s no regret that she died.”
When they mentioned Murong Qingyi, Dongfang Minghui realized that this person had not appeared since her disappearance had she already been killed by Seventh sister like cannon fodder?
“You want to know about the Dongfang family? Want to search my soul? Try and see what happens.” Xian looked like she was sure of her victory as she smiled provocatively towards Qian Wanyu.
“Wanyu, don’t be presumptuous, someone has probably placed a strong restriction in her soul sea.” Qing Mo was completely unsure of how to protect the people in the courtyard if a dual system Spiritual Master exploded.
What’s more, the other party was also a Dark Spiritual Master, once the death qi spreads and the undead are infected with the aura of death as well… by then it is likely that the entire White Moon Empire and Purple Jade Empire would turn into a human purgatory.
“Tsk don’t be so smug I’ll find a way to clean you up.” Dongfang Minghui kicked her fiercely when seeing Xian’s smug look, she took Qian Wanyu’s hand and walked straight out of the room.
A sneer flashed across Xian’s eyes, she didn’t believe that she couldn’t catch Dongfang Minghui this time…
“Seventh sister, what do we do now?” Dongfang Minghui had the idea to rush in and just break Xian’s neck, especially seeing Seventh sister’s helpless look she felt lost.
“When Qin Mu goes back it will be two days at most before he targets us when he doesn’t find Xian.” Qian Wanyu was very clear on this, people couldn’t be hidden for too long and she couldn’t use soul search for the time being.
Since they had both already shown their trump cards she obviously couldn’t let this tiger return to the mountain…
“We need to break the Return Town formation as soon as possible and get out of here.” Dust to dust, earth to earth, the undead should also return to the dead.
“Seventh sister, isn’t there one thing you don’t find strange?” Dongfang Minghui cocked her head, “Master mentioned before that the Royal Academy would send several more teams but the people from other academies, especially Zilang Academy, should have also come. Yet, we’ve been in Return Town for so long and fighting the undead for so long, why haven’t we seen any of the teams?”
In the entire Return Town, it was only them and Shengling College’s team that was killing the undead.
“Ninth Sister is getting more and more vigilant.”
Qian Wanyu had actually discovered this long ago, on the very day Qin Mu and the others arrived, the formation had changed a bit, days had become shorter and the nights came earlier, besides that, Return Town looked no different from normal days.
“From those two teams from Shengling College, there must be one who is a formation master, or someone who has a relationship with the formation master.”
“No way, could it be cousin?”
Xian had already been caught by them, between the two teams from Shengling College, Li Weifeng was seriously injured, and Geng Shan was already captured once by them. The other three were infected by the undead virus, the remaining team only had Qin Mu who was a core figure, besides him, Dongfang Minghui couldn’t think of anyone else.
Qian Wanyu looked at her with a tangled face and wanted to laugh, “Ninth Sister, don’t worry, give me a little more time, I will break the formation.”
In fact, she had another worry in her heart, the person who set up the formation clearly wanted to trap them in Return Town, then there’s the unidentified Xian plus Qin Mu who appeared out of nowhere, then the person hiding in the shadows who set up this formation.
What is their purpose? It can’t be the undead. If it is just the undead then it’s more effective to let them roam freely to spread the virus faster.
Qian Wanyu felt that there shouldn’t be much attraction in her small team that could be worth an entire formation like this.
“Seventh sister, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing, I will take you out of here as soon as possible.” Qian Wanyu straightened her hair that fell forehead and smoothly pinched the other party’s face, her eyes were slightly dark as she thought deeply. There was indded a possibility that the appearance of the undead in itself was just to lure them out of the Royal Academy’s safety… their real target was – Ninth Sister.
“I believe in Seventh sister,” Dongfang Minghui smiled faintly, two beautiful dimples appeared on her face.
In the following days, Qian Wanyu went out from time to time, she kept walking back and forth Return Town, and in order to work out the formation, she even set up a topographical map of the whole town in the small courtyard, which marked what was where.
“Wanyu, I have thought of a possibility.”
She had thought through it in her head, the Yin-Yang formation had been laid out in hundreds of positions, but there was still no progress at all on finding the core and she couldn’t help but suspect that her initial estimation was wrong.
“Could it be that we are thinking too much?”
“It’s not impossible.”
Until she found the answer, any kind of impossibility would be a possibility.
Qian Wanyu marked one of the most iconic places in Return Town as she stood up again, “Senior Brother Li, I’m going out for a trip, can you come with me?”
The people in the small courtyard knew what she was busy with recently, and did not dare to disturb her, they all cultivated individually, and they met at night to kill the undead together, after they got used to killing, they adjusted their minds to digest the experience.
Li Yunan was surprised, but still answered quickly, “Yes.”
“Why did Li Yunan and Wanyu go out?”
Situ Hao was a busybody as usual and ran back into the room to ask Dongfang Minghui secretly, “Little Minghui, do you think your Seventh sister will be able to unlock the formation this time?”
Dongfang Minghui took a look at the potion in her hands, she shook the tube, “Senior brother Situ, this is refined from that recipe in the village and improved a bit, it should be effective. Later after dark, find an undead person to experiment.”
“You’re asking me to find an undead?” Situ Hao pointed to himself, but the other party completely ignored him, throwing the potion to him and turning back around.
As it turns out, the potion they made in the village last time was not much use, Dongfang Minghui had nothing better to do than to make it again, they caught an undead before and tried to use force to feed it but the undead were still undead, when they got close she almost go scratched it was a good thing seventh sister had just returned and killed it immediately.
So this time, she just palmed off the problem to someone else.
Qian Wanyu and Li Yunan walked to the spot where they met with Xian before. After the last big battle between her and Xian, this small place had turned even more desolate, the soil under their feet had taken on a black color, and ice was everywhere. The stream that was originally frozen by Xian had somehow been miraculously restored.
The stream flowed quietly, at the edge of the stream, there were a large number of bodies lying everywhere and the thick stench of rot was hovering in the air.
“Sister Wanyu, what is this place?”
This was the first time Li Yunan had seen this place, he has been curious as to where all the corpses they killed in Return Town had disappeared to. Now, seeing this picture he understood.
“It looks like it’s man-made?”
Qian Wanyu pointed to the black soil underneath, “Be careful when you walk. Once this thing gets tangled on you your spiritual power will be swallowed up by it little by little until it’s gone then followed by your vitality.”
Li Yunan was taken aback. When he looked closer, he realized that the black mist had spread to the distance of just one finger from his shoes. “What the hell is this? It seems to move on its own, and its spiritual power… it can swallow spiritual power?”
“I don’t know what to call it.” Qian Wanyu walked away and didn’t want to continue the topic. “The last time I fought with Xian, she froze the entire stream.”
From the start, the stench here attracted her. She remembered Qing Mo saying that plants have a hundred times stronger ability to perceive stench than humans so they could smell the stench but the humans like Wanyu never smelled any stench when they first arrived at Return Town.
Coming here again there was something even more strange to her, the ice around her hasn’t dissolved yet but the stream had already come back to life…?
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