“The junior fellow apprentice may not know about the situation here, so I will briefly give you some info. Evil Ghost Way is a special space that is completely different from the outside world where Middle Sky Continent is located. The reason why it is called Evil Ghost Way is that, as the name implies, endless evil ghosts have infested this area. What’s more, those large-scale ghost armies are by no means resistable by ordinary cultivators. “After leaving the Black Peak Valley for a while, the thin man looked slightly relaxed and said to Liu Ming.
“Thank you for senior fellow apprentice’s advice, but why we can’t stay in the valley for any longer just now?” Liu Ming asked.
“That Black Peak Valley is the only few places that connect the Middle Sky Continent and Evil Ghost Way. Because the surroundings are empty, cultivators are often attacked by many evil ghosts, and it is hard to guard against. So, it is listed as one of the dangerous places. Without permission from the superior, any disciples can’t linger here. As for the new disciple who has just come here, the sect will estimate the time to dispatch someone to bring the new disciple into the base camp. Speaking of which, it has been a few years since the last new disciple came. I just received news from the superior that a new disciple is coming, so I came to the vicinity in advance.” The thin man explained to Liu Ming slowly.
“Then what is the current situation of Evil Ghost Way? What’s going on with these ghost armies?” Liu Ming nodded thoughtfully and asked cautiously.
“Under the painstaking management of our 4 ancient sects for many years, we have initially controlled a small area of Evil Ghost Way. The entire Evil Ghost Way is boundless. So far it is impossible to explore the boundary. Some even say that somewhere here connects to the deepest underworld. Let’s keep this conversation for the future. For the ghost armies, I will tell you about the classification of ghost creatures here. There are roughly 2 types of ghost creatures here, one is the indigenous ghosts born from the yin qi in the Evil Ghost Way. their strength is relatively low, and they don’t have an organized force. Most of them scattered around in small groups. However, the amount is so huge that you can encounter a group from time to time, and they often formed a terrifying ghost tide to attack our base. Another type is the evil ghost armies that are not weaker than us. They are not only well-organized and have different level, but they are also all fully armed and specialize in various ghost arrays. There are even some Mystic Comprehending State mystic ghost. Not only that, under the mythic ghost, there are ghost general that is as powerful as the Celestial State; ghost captain that is as powerful as the Real Pellet State; ghost lieutenant that is as powerful as the Crystallization Period; the ghost pawns with an overwhelming number. For some reason, after the 4 ancient sects occupied this area, the ghost armies also emerged, and they frantically attacks the camps of the 4 ancient sects.” The thin man talked about it eloquently.
“Mystic Comprehending State mystic ghost, how do we deal with this?” Liu Ming was stunned when he heard this.
“For this, junior fellow apprentice don’t worry. Even if the ghost armies are backed by mystic ghosts, our 4 ancient sects will take turns to send a Mystic Comprehending State powerhouse to deter the mystic ghosts and stabilize people’s hearts. In addition, the 4 ancient sects also each formed a cultivator army based on their own disciples to fight against the evil ghost armies, namely the Golden Light Army of the Taiqing Sect, the Puppet Army of the Nature Work Sect, the Noble Spirit Army of the Haoran Academy and the Demon Vanquish Army of the Demon Mystic Sect. Usually, our 4 ancient sects each control a main city, and the affiliated fortresses are different. Once a ghost army is found, they will join forces and battle together. Relative to the unity of the human cultivators, the local ghosts and the ghost armies will sometimes join forces to fight us, but they will sometimes fight each other. As such, although our human cultivators are at a disadvantage in terms of number and overall strength, we can still maintain the balance until now.” The thin man explained slowly.
“I see, then I’m not that worried. By the way, I want to ask senior fellow apprentice about another matter. Do you know the current situation of another disciple of Fallen Serene Peak, Xiao Wu?” After Liu Ming nodded, he changed the thread of the conversation.
“Xiao Wu? You must be talking about a woman with short hair. I have some impressions of her.
She has been here for a long time. Her strength is very good, and she has made a lot of merits, but she has been missing some time ago. “The thin man said with some uncertainty after thinking about it.
“Missing? Does senior fellow apprentice know what happened?” Liu Ming hurriedly asked in surprise.
“I’m afraid I don’t really know much about this matter, but you can ask around when we arrive the city.” The thin man replied with hesitation.
“Thank you senior fellow apprentice for your advice.” Liu Ming could only say so.
As they talked, they had already flown dozens of miles away. The Golden Light Army was much farther than Liu Ming had imagined.
Few other cultivators were seen passing by along the way. They only encountered only a patrol team consisting of 3 Nature Work Sect disciples. Liu Ming and the senior just greeted them from hundreds of meters away, then they continued to fly away.
However, what surprised Liu Ming was that since they left the Black Peak Valley, the black sky gradually turned light gray, and it soon turned dark red.
After a while, a drizzle of rain suddenly fell in the seemingly calm sky. What surprised him was that the rain turned out to be light red, and it had a faint stench.
“Junior fellow apprentice, this is the corrosive rain that is unique to Evil Ghost Way. Although the corrosive ability is weak which basically has no effect the cultivators above the Crystallization Period, but it will have some influence over time. Let’s wait until the rain stop first.” The thin young man said to Liu Ming.
Liu Ming immediately nodded in agreement.
So they landed in a small basin surrounded by cliffs on all sides and hid in a small cave under the cliff.
“Senior fellow apprentice, does the corrosive rain happen very often?” Liu Ming asked after wiping the damp clothes. Several thumb-sized holes had been corroded on the clothes.
“This kind of corrosive rain is not common in Evil Ghost Way. It usually happens once every few months, but it will last for a few days at a time, so it is better to avoid it. I have visited this cave before. It seems that we need to stay here for a few days, so we might as well go in and explore it first. Maybe we can get something else. After all, there are a lot of good things in the Evil Ghost Way.” The thin young man shook his head and explained to Liu Ming.
After a brief discussion, they decided to explore the cave.
The entrance of the cave was naturally formed. It was formed by light black mountain stones. After walking in for 30 meters, they couldn’t see anything inside the cave.
The thin young man frowned, then he took out an egg-sized moonstone with green light.
As soon as this object appeared, a soft light illuminated the entire cave. Even the depths of the cave house were clearly visible.
“Be careful, because the Evil Ghost Way is full of yin qi and those ghost creatures are good at hiding, so even if they are very close, it is sometimes difficult to easily find their traces.” The thin young man reminded.
After Liu Ming nodded to him, they walked slowly towards the depths of the cave.
The depths of the cave were not as wide as the tunnel. Liu Ming and the thin disciple were both leaning on their sides, clinging to the side of the cave, while paying attention to the situation before and after.
This cave was extremely narrow and long. After walking for a dozen minutes, they still didn’t come to the end, which made Liu Ming alert.
Under normal circumstances, the deeper the nest was built, the easier it was for some high rank beastkin or ghost creature to appear.
Just as Liu Ming was thinking, Xie’er’s surprised voice came from his ears,
“Master, for some reason, I can actually sense that a group of ghost creatures is approaching here, and the number isn’t small.”
Liu Wu was stunned by the reminder. He secretly released Divine Thought forward, but he found nothing unusual.
So after thinking for a while, he calmly tapped the leather bag on his waist, and a black gas went into the stone wall on the side.
After they walked for more than hundreds of meters forward, the thin young man suddenly stopped, and Liu Ming, who was behind him, naturally stopped as well.
Because there was a dim stone hall with a large area appeared. On the ground, there were some light purple palm-sized spiritual flowers intertwined with armed-sized purple vines.
“This is…” Liu Ming couldn’t help asking with some doubts.
“This is a kind of food that ghost creatures like, “purple prism flower”, but this flower can only grow on some open-air rocks. Generally, it is impossible to find it in the depths of such caves, unless…” The thin young man’s face turned grim, then he threw out another moonstone.
As a green light flashed across the air, the stone hall was entirely illuminated. On the stone walls in all directions, there were hundreds of gray bats clinging to them.
“This… these are the ghost bat!”
When the thin young man saw this scene, he immediately lost his voice.
These ghost bats were completely different from the beastkin bats Liu Ming had seen before. Each of them exuded an extremely eerie aura, and the pair of emerald green eyes were full of aura.
Almost at the same time, the neighing sounds came; hundreds of ghost bats spread their wings and rushed toward them.
“No, these ghost bats have sturdy bodies like iron, and their blood is extremely poisonous. Such a narrow place is disadvantageous for us. We should run!” The thin man said in a panic, and he was about to fly backward.
“Senior fellow apprentice doesn’t need to panic!” Liu Ming said lightly.
As soon as he spoke, there was a loud rumbling sound in the cave. The stone walls on both sides suddenly shook violently, and the ground shattered in an instant. Countless gravel trembled and floated in an instant.
“Hit” a soft voice suddenly came from the ground.
The gravel all over the place immediately spun and turned into a rolling stone stream that rushed straight to the opposite bat swarm.
There was a burst of muffled piercing sounds.
The stone stream pierced through the gray ghost bats directly like a sharp blade. The black air and the gravel were intertwined, and blood splattered around.
In the sizzling sound, the stones touched by the blood of the ghost bat melted like ice cubes, but with the continuous supply of stones, they weren’t affected by the impact at all.
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