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Liu Ming checked all over the rooms and found no abnormality, then he took out a stack of disk arrays and formation flags and set them at the corners.
After a while, a pale green light curtain enveloped the entire room.
After doing this, Liu Ming breathed a sigh of relief before lying down on the stone bed.
After traveling all the way into the Evil Ghost Way, although he didn’t feel very tired, he needed a quiet space to sort out the relevant information in his mind.
After half an hour, he suddenly turned over and sat up. He took out the storage talisman that the elder gave him and crushed it. A few items appeared on the ground with a flash.
There were a dark green armor, a gray jade slip, and an inconspicuous white jade bottle.
Liu Ming first reached out to check the armor. This Golden Light Army uniform was soft and light.
He opened his mouth and exhaled a stream of pure spiritual power into the armor.
After a green flash, the armor was already worn on his body.
He scanned it with Divine Thought and understood that this was a high grade defensive battle armor with average defensive capabilities, but the materials used were of yang attribute, which had the effect of isolating yin qi. In this special environment, it was a pretty good armor.
There was the Taiqing Sect logo on the cuffs of the green armor, and an “eagle” logo of the first team was also engraved on the back.
He moved his body in the green armor. It didn’t affect the movement of the body at all, so he nodded in satisfaction.
He then checked the white jade bottle again and found that there were more than a dozen elixirs in it. On the side of the jade bottle was written a few lines of small words, illustrating the purpose of these elixirs.
Yin dispelling pill, an elixir that could expel yin qi from one’s body.
The Evil Ghost Way was full of yin qi. Although the contract imprint that was bestowed when entering here had the effect of automatically repelling the invasion of yin qi, yin qi would still accumulate in the body over the years. Therefore, it was necessary to take this yin dispelling pill on time.
However, this yin dispelling pill was a bit redundant for Liu Ming. He was practicing the ghost technique, and he also had the Hell Bone Secret to protect himself, so he wasn’t worried about the yin qi invasion.
After he put away the yin dispelling pill, he finally picked up the jade slip and put it on his forehead, reading it with Divine Thought.
The jade slied records some basic information about the Golden Light City, nearby regional maps, and some situations of the other 3 sects, but most of the jade slip still illustrated the ghost armies and indigenous ghost creatures.
This information was most needed for Liu Ming. After reading for 3 hours, he had finished the jade slip.
“It seems that the situation of this Evil Ghost Way is far more complicated than I imagined before…” Liu Ming murmured solemnly.
According to the introduction on jade slip. Golden Light City was actually located on the edge of the Yan Fu Desert that was at the west of Black Peak Valley. There were more than a dozen small fortresses distributed around the city in a fan shape, enclosing Golden Light City in the middle. The area was nearly 10,000 miles.
The total number of Taiqing Sect disciples who were stationed in Golden Light City for a long time was actually about 1,000, except for the 300 hundred inner disciples who came here to sharpen their cultivation. Most of the rest were stationed disciples dispatched by the sect with strength ranging from the intermediate stage of the Condensation Period to the early stage of the Crystallization Period. It consisted of the disciples under punishment, the inferior outer disciples and the disciples who accepted the xuan notice mission. They were not affiliated with the 3 teams here.
In addition, the forces of the other 3 sects were located in the east, south and back of the Black Peak Valley, encircling the Black Peak Valley where the Evil Ghost Way teleportation array was located in the middle.
According to the current information, the area, centered on the Black Peak Valley, occupied by the 4 major sects was only an insignificant part of the Evil Ghost Way. There were even many places without any labels.
As for the ghost armies and the indigenous ghost creatures, although Yue Qi had already mentioned them to him on the way to Golden Light City, the information on the jade slip was more detailed. It even recorded the appearance and habits of some races.
Liu Ming sat quietly for a while, then he went to Golden Light City.
The cave houses of the disciples of each team occupied more than 70% of the land in the city, so there was nothing special in these places. Liu Ming quickly came to the northwest corner of Golden Light City, where there were shops on both sides of several winding streets.
Just like a normal market, the shops on both sides of the street were some simple shops. There weren’t many shops. Most of the shops only had a cultivator, who seemed to be the shopkeeper, sitting there lazily.
At this moment, only a few people were on the streets.
Liu Ming glanced around and walked into a relatively large-scale store with several shelves. Behind the counter stood a beautiful woman in a green shirt. She didn’t look old. Her cultivation was at the intermediate stage of the Crystallization Period. She should be an inner disciple who specially came to Evil Ghost Way to do spiritual material business.
“Do you want to sell spiritual materials or you need something else?” The female cultivator stood up and greeted warmly.
“I’m just looking around. You don’t need to serve me.” Liu Ming said casually, then walked to the side shelf to browse.
There were a lot of spiritual grass, elixir, some spiritual weapons, talismans, etc. on the shelves. All of which were usually unremarkable things, but the price was more than a bit more expensive than the outside.
“This is the elixir to promote cultivation?” Liu Ming picked up a green jade bottle on the shelf. It was labeled with “yellow essence pill”.
“Yes.” The female cultivator in a green shirt came over immediately after hearing the sound.
Liu Ming nodded, took off the cork and smelled it. He immediately showed a strange look.
The spirit that this yellow essence pill exuded was thin. Not only was it far inferior to the yun spirit pill, but the spirit contained in it was not even as good as the cold condensing pill he refined.
But this elixir was actually priced at 500,000 spirit stones per bottle; there were only 10 pills in it.
This price was simply unimaginable in the Middle Sky Continent.
Liu Ming checked the other elixirs. They were all elixirs that recover spiritual power, promote cultivation and heal injuries. The quality was not satisfactory, but the price was outrageous.
“Are you going to buy some elixir?” The female cultivator in a green shirt asked expectantly.
“No.” Liu Ming shook his hand.
He had already expected such unreasonable prices.
In Evil Ghost Way, the yin qi was thick and the spirit of heaven and earth was unusually thin. Liu Ming had already noticed on the way here that too much yin qi was mixed in the spirit of heaven and earth, so it could not be used directly.
In Golden Light City, the spirit could barely be used to cultivate. But if one stepped out of the city, he had to rely on elixir to recover spiritual power.
Fortunately, Liu Ming had prepared a large batch of elixirs before coming to Evil Ghost Way. It was enough to support him for more than 10 years.
When the female cultivator in a green shirt heard this, she looked disappointed.
“Did you bring all these elixirs with you when you sent them from the sect?” Liu Ming suddenly asked.
“Is this your first time to the Golden Light City?” The female cultivator in a green shirt looked at Liu Ming in surprise and asked.
“Yes, I indeed came here not long ago.” Liu Ming’s eyes flashed. He nodded immediately.
“No wonder. Only some elixirs that heal injury and detoxify were brought in by me from the outside. The other elixirs that recover spiritual power and promote cultivation are refined from the spiritual materials in the Evil Ghost Way. Although the efficacy is not very good, the price has always been high.” The female cultivator in a green shirt said with a smile when hearing that Liu Ming was a newcomer.
“No wonder the quality of these elixirs is so poor…” Liu Ming was stunned.
“The special environment of Evil Ghost Way makes the elixirs that restore spiritual power very demanding. Unfortunately, when I came from outside, I didn’t know much about the situation here, so my elixirs were sold several years ago. Now I can only sell some inferior elixirs.” The female cultivator in a green shirt smiled bitterly.
Hearing this, Liu Ming continued to browse the nearby shelves.
He was not interested in those talismans and spiritual weapons. After looking around, he set his gaze at the shelf full of various spiritual herbs, spiritual materials, beast bones, etc. There were also several oval-shaped objects. They emitted circles of black light, which made him a little curious.
“These are the yin cores obtained by killing the evil ghosts and yin beasts here. They are the specialties and the most valuable things in this place.” Seeing Liu Ming’s expression, the female cultivator explained patiently.
Liu Ming nodded slightly. Before entering this place, he knew that the yin core was a special product in the Evil Ghost Way and had a wide range of uses. It was extremely rare in the Middle Sky Continent. Many people took the risk to enter the Evil Ghost Way to find this thing.
However, on the one hand, only ghost creatures above the Real Pellet State, which was the ghost captain, would only have a yin core. On the other hand, most of these ghost creatures were unusually fierce. Most of them will self-destruct their yin cores before dying, so it was very rare to find a complete core.
After Liu Ming looked around the store, he turned around and prepared to leave.
“Senior, please wait a moment. Since you have just come here, I have a picture book that recorded various spiritual herbs and materials in the Evil Ghost Way. Maybe you will be interested in it.” She stopped Liu Ming, took out a thick book from the shelf behind, and handed it to Liu Ming with a smile.
“Oh, there is such a thing?” Liu Ming looked interested. He took it and read it roughly, and was very satisfied.
This was exactly what a newcomer like him needed.
“I want this. How much spirit stones is it?” Liu Ming took a few glances before closing the book.
“It’s just a book. It’s not worth a spirit stone, so consider it a gift from me. If senior collects ghost creature core or spiritual materials in the future, you can sell them to me. I’m willing to pay a high price.” The female cultivator in a green shirt said with a smile.
Hearing this, Liu Ming looked at the female cultivator up and down, secretly sighing at her clever skills in doing business.
However, he didn’t dislike it, and he kept the book.
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