Chapter 118: The Red Death Valley (3)
Zhao Xingye shook her head as she replied to Lu Qingyun, “He isn’t the evil cultivator that we are looking for.”
Lu Qingyun was startled, “He isn’t?”
Zhao Xingye nodded slowly, “He called himself Number 4. Then surely there must be a number 3, 2 and 1. Am I right?”
Lu Qingyun was stunned. Indeed, she was right…
She added slowly, “He had said that he had a master and his master calls him Number 4.”
Lu Qingyun was smiling weakly, “I’ve almost forgotten about this.”
Zhao Xingye said quietly, “I am afraid.”
Lu Qingyun was startled that Zhao Xingye would suddenly say that she was afraid.
Leng Qiuyue said quietly, “I am afraid too.”
Zhao Xingye heaved a soft sigh as she said with trembling lips, “What kind of a creature is he? Is he even a human? He is able to transform into a desolate monster and he calls himself a Metamorph Monster? There is nothing in the world to describe anything like that. When he dies, his body just turned to dust. This is too weird.”
As Lu Qingyun nodded, he was asking Yan’Er. “Yan’Er, do you know what is going on? What is it that we had seen earlier? What is this Metamorph Monster?”
Yan’Er replied, “Mm? You mean that evil looking man? He is just like you, master.”
Lu Qingyun said weakly, “Rubbish. How can he be just like me?”
Yan’Er pondered for a while, “Of course he isn’t completely like master. He is far inferior to master of course.”
Lu Qingyun: …
Yan’Er chuckled, “He is imbued with the desolate force. He is a hybrid between man and desolate monster. Or rather, he doesn’t have any human consciousness at all…”
Zhao Xingye said softly, “Qingyun, you’re there?”
Lu Qingyun was startled as he returned his consciousness to his surrounding, “Yes…I was just thinking hard…”
Zhao Xingye asked again, “How did you know that something is amiss with that man? And how do you know that he is faking his injuries?”
Lu Qingyun sighed softly, “I don’t know either but somehow I can sense that he is full of vitality and isn’t injured.”
He did not know that this was an innate ability of the annihilating force that was within him that could sense the vitalities of the others because the annihilating force had the ability to consume vitalities.
Zhao Xingye nodded as she lowered her glances, “You are truly impressive. If not for you, we won’t be standing now.”
Leng Qiuyue smiled weakly as she looked shyly at Lu Qingyun, “Senior Brother, you have once again saved my life.”
Lu Qingyun chuckled weakly, “It is really nothing at all.”
Leng Qiuyue asked curiously, “What kind of a sword art are you using? I have never seen anything like this before. Moreover did I just see that you have eleven divine swords?”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “This is a new sword art that I have self-created. It is called the Flaming Phoenix Sword. As for the eleven divine swords that you have seen, it is actually just one. The other ten are just copies of the original.”
Leng Qiuyue and Zhao Xingye were both looking with a stunned expression at each other. It was not Lu Qingyun’s new sword art that had impressed them the most but the barrage display of eleven divine swords that had dumbfounded them…
Zhao Xingye asked quietly, “I have another question. Your divine sword, is it a godly divine sword?”
Leng Qiuyue was staring blankly at Lu Qingyun’s divine sword as well. It was because the imbued profound power of his divine sword was too hard not to be missed. She did not remember that Lu Qingyun’s divine sword exuded such profound power previously…
Lu Qingyun did not want to lie to them so he said awkwardly, “Indeed, it is a godly divine sword. My master gives it to me.”
Zhao Xingye and Leng Qiuyue were both staring blankly at his divine sword; it was because they had never seen a godly divine sword before. Actually there were very few people in the Nine Celestial Fraternity that had seen one either. A heaven-step divine sword was already too formidable and too rare to be seen.
Lu Qingyun laughed softly, “Look at me. I had actually panicked earlier and I have thrown everything that I have got.”
It was the truth.
But even when he had panicked, in a blink of an eye, he had thrown down ten half-step divine swords. This was a feat that they had just witnessed and was astonished by his sleigh of hands.
Just how strong was Lu Qingyun?
Zhao Xingye said to them, “Please give me a minute while I inform my sister of what we had just encountered…”
As Zhao Xingye began her transmission, Lu Qingyun asked Leng Qiuyue gently. “Junior Sister Qiuyue, are you alright?”
Leng Qiuyue nodded shyly, “I have already purged out the invading profound energies with my profound strength. I’ll be fine. Senior brother, I am not wrong about you.”
Lu Qingyun: ???
“What is wrong about me?” he asked with a smile weak but Leng Qiuyue did not explain and she had turned shyly around.
Zhao Xingye had just turned around to say to them, “My sister has just informed Fragrance Herald Yufeng. She says that if Senior Qingyun and Maiden Qingyue wish to return to the entrance, it is alright.”
Lu Qingyun asked, “What about you then?”
Zhao Xingye smiled weakly, “I will be continuing on the mission.”
Lu Qingyun said firmly, “Then I shall join you as well.”
Leng Qiuyue smiled and said, “Same here!”
Zhao Xingye was pleasantly startled as she looked at Lu Qingyun and Leng Qiuyue, “Are you really sure about this? We…may not…survive…” She did not tell them that the Heavenly Fragrance Villa was in fact sacrificing her for the greater cause and that she was willing to do so. It was because this was the only way that she could avenge for the deaths of her protégé sisters!
Lu Qingyun said quietly, “Of course. But I think we may need a plan.”
Zhao Xingye looked curiously at Lu Qingyun, “A plan?”
Lu Qingyun laughed, “Surely you are not thinking of erm…going to find whoever is responsible in such a blind manner?”
Zhao Xingye looked a little sheepish. Indeed that was her intention…
She was supposed to be the leader of this group and was supposed to be strongest. After all, she was a strong match for even a fifth realm golden celestial especially when her sister was just nearby.
But the leadership had miscalculated. Their opponents seemed to be far stronger than they had expected. If it was not for Lu Qingyun, they would all been killed.
Zhao Xingye looked at Lu Qingyun with a trembling heart as she said in a low voice, “Alright. We only need to find where the celestial array is then we can hurry back to the entrance. So what is the plan?”
Lu Qingyun smiled, “I’ve lived in the mountains and face plenty of desolate beasts in the past. Although the desolate beasts are all ferocious but they will never mix with other than their own kind. That is to say that, desolate beasts will avoid each other, especially if there is a stronger desolate beast in the vicinity. Their ability to pick up scents is much stronger than us.”
Leng Qiuyue interrupted curiously, “You are saying that the places that are voided of desolate beasts are those places that the master of these Metamorph monsters are hiding?”
Lu Qingyun nodded, “That’s right.”
Zhao Xingye smiled weakly, “But I don’t see how we can know. If my sister is here then we can but even her perception will diminish inside the desolate mist. These mists have the effect of draining our spiritual strength bit by bit.”
Lu Qingyun had suddenly shouted, “Yan’Er, come out!”
And a little girl that was enveloped by a glow of spiritual light had suddenly in front of everyone, startling Leng Qiuyue and Zhao Xingye!
Zhao Xingye was so startled that she gasped out, “A sentient spirit entity!”
“This is Yan’Er and yes, she is a sentient spirit entity. She will be able to aid us to sense the desolate beasts here.” Lu Qingyun introduced.
Yan’Er said cutely, “Yes, I can! I am Yan’Er!”
Leng Qiuyue was thinking, “Senior brother has the aid of a sentient spirit entity. It is no wonder he has such a formidable profound aura…” But she quickly composed herself to ask, “But Yan’Er is part of senior brother, she can’t go anywhere far from you. How will she be able to help us?”
Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly, “That is because she is also a cultivator. So we can simply rely on her spirit sense to lead us.”
Yan’Er chuckled, “That is right! I’m a fourth realm cultivator!”
Leng Qiuyue, Zhao Xingye: …
The two of them were staring blankly at Yan’Er. They had never heard of a spirit entity that was also a cultivator. Usually spirit entities were captured by the sixth realm experts to empower their profound strength. Below the sixth realm level, it was difficult to control the spirit entity and the cultivator may even be consumed by the desolate might of the spirit entity.
Now they were seeing a spirit entity that was not only a sentient spirit entity but was also a cultivator. Moreover Lu Qingyun was also able to wield this spirit entity at such a low level of cultivation…