Somewhere on the edge of the Thousands Spirit Mountain Range, there was a small black valley that was significantly lower than the surrounding mountains.
The valley was covered with thick and abnormal black mist all year round. If one looked down from the sky, he would find that these black mist was like a black vortex that swallowed sunlight, making the entire canyon below appear extremely dim.
At this time, in the valley where the sun was not visible, there was a young man in a black robe, holding a bloody token, walking slowly on the mountain road and looking around from time to time.
This person was Liu Ming who was about to enter the Evil Ghost Way to seek the breakthrough opportunity.
When he walked to the very secretive mountain foot in the valley, he stopped for a moment in surprise. On a boulder not far in front, there were 2 young girls, one in a purple shirt and one in a blue skirt.
Taking a closer look, the young girl in a purple shirt was Long Yanfei, and the stunning young girl in a blue skirt was Jia Lan.
They seemed to be talking softly. When they saw Liu Ming, they looked over.
Liu Ming was startled. When he was about to say something, Long Yanfei suddenly whispered a few words in Jia Lan’s ear. After a hint of hesitation flashed in Jia Lan’s eyes, she walked toward Liu Ming and said softly,
“Brother Liu, you just sent me a voice transmission to inform me. You are not going to see me before going into this Evil Ghost Way?”
“Junior Sister Apprentice Jia Lan, I…” When Liu Ming heard the words, he was at a loss for words, not knowing what to say.
On that day, he learned that Jia Lan was still in retreat for several years after breaking through the bottleneck, so he did not tell her in person.
“If Senior Sister Apprentice Long didn’t know where the entrance to the Evil Ghost Way is, I don’t know when I will see Brother Liu again.” Jia Lan said sadly with a bit of resentment in his eyes.
Liu Ming glanced at Long Yanfei, who was not far away, and smiled bitterly in his mind.
The scene of traveling with Jia Lan in Thousands Spirit Mountain Range that day made him feel a little inexplicably touching, but now he urgently needed to improve his cultivation and break through the Real Pellet State. Otherwise, he was very likely to be possessed and got his soul erased.
This kind of desperate situation made it impossible for him to indulge in this kind of intimate relationship at ease.
Jia Lan’s clear and beautiful eyes looked complicated; complexity; she was hesitating to speak up, but she didn’t say anything in the end. Instead, she walked to Long Yanfei and said to her,
“Senior Sister Apprentice Long, let’s go.”
Long Yanfei never said a word to Liu Ming from the beginning to the end. After softly answering, she and Jia Lan left the place.
After seeing them leaving, Liu Ming stood there for a while, sighed lightly, and continued walking toward the mountain road ahead.
Just as he passed a steep stone step that only one person could pass through, the bloody token in his hand suddenly trembled.
He hurriedly stopped and carefully observed the surrounding, then he went into a nearby bare black stone cliff.
Behind the stone cliff was a long corridor.
After taking a rough look at the corridor, he stepped inside.
This corridor was about 300 meters long. Except for a few thumb-sized moonstones on the top, which twinkle faintly like stars in the night sky, it was almost pitch black.
When Liu Ming walked to the end of the corridor, he found that the front was blocked by a green stone gate.
This stone gate was about 30 meters high. It seemed to be made of ordinary green stones, but the stone gate was full of light green spirit patterns. Obviously, it couldn’t be broken through by brute force alone.
Seeing this, Liu Ming didn’t show any surprise. He walked to the gate, took off the sect disciple token from his waist and shook it slightly toward the stone gate.
A green light shot out from the token and disappeared into the stone gate in a flash. The contribution points on the sect token were reduced by 1 million points.
At the same time, the light spirit patterns above the stone gate seemed to be ignited and emitted a dazzling green light. The crisscrossing spirit patterns quickly outlined a lifelike ghost head. A gloomy yin qi spread out at the same time, causing the temperature of the entire space to drop a bit.
In this almost dark and dim environment, the sudden appearance of such a ferocious ghost head still shocked Liu Ming.
Before he could take a closer look, the stone door slowly opened with a heavy rumbling sound, and a slightly hoarse old voice came from it.
“Fallen Serene Peak Liu Ming, come in.”
Hearing this, Liu Ming calmed down and walked in immediately.
As the green stone door behind him closed again, a dim stone cave appeared in front of him. Liu Ming immediately felt a chill down his spine like he was in an ice cave.
At the top of the cave was a hole the size of a fist, from which a ray of light shone, allowing Liu Ming to vaguely see the furnishings in the cave. Except for a few boulders that seemed to be stacked at random, there seemed to be no other thing.
On top of one of the flat boulders, an old man with a blurred face and wrapped by yin qi was sitting cross-legged.
On the stone wall 15 meters feet behind him, there was a black vortex-like cave. Wisps of yin qi and ghost qi constantly came out from it, but most of them turn into small snakes that surrounded the old man.
The old man didn’t seem to care about this yin qi and ghost qi. He calmly made gestures and guided the yin qi into his body.
Judging from the faint aura emanating from this person, he was at the Celestial State!
When he took a few steps closer, he only felt an extremely cold aura coming from the black cave. Even a person like him who practiced the yin attribute technique couldn’t bear it.
“You’re Liu Ming of Fallen Serene Peak?” A thick voice came from the other side of the room.
Liu Ming was surprised to find that in the darkness on the other side of the stone house, there was a tall and burly middle-aged man sitting cross-legged.
“Disciple Liu Ming greets 2 seniors.” As Liu Ming said, he walked forward and handed the bloody token to the person.
“Well, it’s indeed Evil Ghost Token. Since you have the contribution points have been handed in, then you can go over there.” The middle-aged man glanced at Yin Jiuling’s token, then he threw it back to Liu Ming. He stretched out and pointed to the black cave behind the old man and said so.
“Thank you, senior.” After Liu Ming bowed his head, he made a gesture and released black gas to protect himself before walking toward the black cave.
As soon as he reached 9 meters around the black cave, a black wind surged.
Liu Ming suddenly felt a pressure and lost his vision. Waves of yin qi had wrapped him tightly, concealing his vision.
Suddenly, the bloody token in his hand collapsed and turned into a wisp of bloody smoke that went into his shoulders, and it transformed into a bloody rune mark.
On the other side, the middle-aged man was waving a gray feather fan, stirring up waves of yin wind.
Immediately afterward, the old man who was sitting still suddenly waved his sleeves and released a golden light. After the entire black whirlwind wrapped around Liu Ming suddenly let out a low roar, it into the black cave together with Liu Ming.
“Master, this Evil Ghost Way seems to be more unstable than before.” The middle-aged man said with a frown after putting away the gray feather fan in his hand.
“Indeed, what has happened in Evil Ghost Way?” The old man said calmly.
“Then do we need to report this to the sect?” The middle-aged man continued to ask.
“If there is a change in Evil Ghost Way, it will be reported by Jin Guangjun. We should observe it for a while first.” The old man said to the middle-aged man after pondering for a while.
After the middle-aged man nodded, he stopped talking, and the entire dark room became silent again.
Liu Ming only felt his vision blurred. After a while, he realized that his body was falling, and he could gradually see the surrounding scenery clearly.
He was actually hundreds of meters high in the sky. There were black-gray rotten grounds, dark sky, withered twisted trees, turbid quagmire with a pungent smell. Except for the endless mountains in the distance that looked similar to the Thousands Spirit Mountain Range, it was a lifeless and gray world.
At the same time, he could clearly feel that traces of yin qi was slowly coming toward him from all directions, lingering around him, but unlike ordinary yin qi, he couldn’t seem to be able to absorb it at all.
Liu Ming made a gesture to stop himself from falling, then he landed on the ground like a leaf.
“Master, is this the Evil Ghost Way?” Xie’er’s crisp voice came from the soul recovering bag.
“These yin qi make me uncomfortable, but I can’t tell what’s the difference.” Fei’er said the same.
“This place should be Evil Ghost Way.” Liu Ming replied indifferently and glanced above.
3000 meters above him, a white light array was collapsing slowly. This should be the teleportation array that sent him here.
Just as Liu Ming was looking around, a green light appeared in the sky not far away. After a few flashes, a figure stopped above him.
“Are you the new disciple from the sect?” As the green light faded, a slightly thin man dressed in a Taiqing Sect’s costume appeared.
“Fallen Serene Peak Liu Ming.” Liu Ming replied with a frown upon hearing this.
“The sect has said that there is a disciple coming, but I didn’t expect it to be so soon. This place is the Black Valley. Let’s move now. We will talk on the way.” The thin man said anxiously and tossed a piece of identity token over.
Liu Ming grabbed the token, checked it, and looked at the other party carefully. After confirming that he was indeed a Taiqing Sect’s disciple, he nodded.
So they quickly flew away from this gloomy valley.
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