Liu Ming stayed in the trading area until a blood moon rose in the dark sky, then he returned to the cave house.
In the next few days, in addition to daily meditation, he spent the rest of the time wandering around the city, chatting with some shopkeepers. He gradually gained a preliminary understanding of the entire Golden Light City and the surrounding areas.
After the last test, he and the 4 members of the seventh squad gradually became familiar. After all, in such a cruel and dangerous place, strong people would always gain more respect.
On this day, he was chatting with the shopkeeper in a grocery store, and the token on his waist suddenly buzzed and emitted waves of black light, and a few lines of small words appeared in the black lights.
Liu Ming’s face turned solemn after reading the message, then he immediately bade farewell to the shopkeeper, left the shop and flew back to his cave house.
He just received a message from the upper level that a new mission was assigned to the seventh squad.
When Liu Ming arrived at the door of the cave house after half a column of incense, the other four members of the seventh team were already standing at the door.
“Captain Liu.” The hunchbacked old man and the young man smiled slightly and bowed to Liu Ming.
The young woman in a red dress and the muscular man with a red bow still greeted him although they felt awkward.
Liu Ming didn’t take it seriously, nodded, and was about to say something, then there was a whistle from behind.
When they looked back, they saw a flash of gray light landing not far from them.
When the gray light dissipated, a tall and thin man appeared. He looked about thirty years old, and his face was a little yellow, but his eyes were bright and piercing.
“Everyone is here already, great.” The tall and thin man glanced at them, and his gaze finally landed on Liu Ming.
Liu Ming’s face moved slightly. This person was a cultivator of the Real Pellet State early stage. The gray light just now was the sword controlling technique that he was most familiar with.
When their eyes met, the tall and thin man released a sharp sword intent with his eyes.
Liu Ming’s eyes suddenly felt a little tingling, and he also released a pressing sword intent with purple lightning from his body.
The 2 sword intents collided in mid-air, and an invisible gust of wind erupted from the space between them, then it dissipated quickly.
“Good! You should be the newly appointed deputy captain, Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu Ming right? I’ve heard your big name long ago. Now that I see it with my own eyes, you are really extraordinary!” The tall and thin man withdrew the piercing gaze and smiled.
“Senior fellow apprentice has overpraised. I’m Liu Ming. Greetings to Captain Min!” The purple light on Liu Ming’s body faded, and he cupped his fist.
In the past few days, he had also heard about the seventh squad captain from the hunchbacked old man, but he had never met him in person.
The Real Pellet State captain usually lived alone in a cave house.
The other 4 were dumbstruck by the fact that Liu Ming was able to compete with the tall and thin man of the Real Pellet State, and their evaluation of Liu Ming rose to another level again.
“Greetings to Captain Min.” The 4 also cupped their fists and bowed.
“Don’t have to be polite. You and I belong to the same sect. We are working together here in a squad. It will be boring if everyone is too polite.” The man surnamed Min said shook his head.
Liu Ming’s eyes flickered, this man surnamed Min had a somewhat similar personality to Qiu Longzi; both were forthright.
“Since everyone is here, let’s cut the courtesy. You should have already seen the message from the upper level just now. This time, the sect has assigned our squad a difficult task.” The man surnamed Min said directly.
Liu Ming looked indifferent, but the other 4 looked slightly weird.
They had all seen the mission message just now. According to the message, a fortress at the front of Golden Light City was destroyed by the ghost army. The content of this mission was to search for survivors and an important item there.
All 4 of them had been on Evil Ghost Way for many years, so they of course understood the dangers of this mission.
The fortress outside the Golden Light City was closer to the depth of the Evil Ghost Way. The setting of the front fortress was mainly to serve as an early warning against the large-scale attack of the ghost army.
The core of the frontier fortress was a rare treasure called the “fortune bowl”. This bowl could convert a small area of yin qi into the spirit needed by human cultivators. It was essential for human cultivators to stay in the Evil Ghost Way for a long time. Liu Ming learned in the past few days that the golden light cluster on the top of the tower of Golden Light City was a special giant fortune bowl.
This thing wasn’t easy to force, so there weren’t many in the Golden Light Army. Once the fortress was breached, the pre-set enchantment would be triggered, and the fortune bowl would be automatically sent back to the Golden Light City. But this time, the fortune bowl seemed to have lost somewhere instead of being sent back.
The goal of their mission this time was to find this lost fortune bowl at any cost.
This time, the Fortress No. 19 was breached. It was the furthest deep into the Evil Ghost Way, which was 100,000 miles away from the Golden Light City. It was also the battlefront between the ghost armies and the human cultivators.
“Everyone doesn’t have to worry. In view of the danger of this mission, in order to make sure nothing goes wrong, the upper level also dispatched the ninth squad and the tenth squad to work in this mission with us.” The man surnamed Min said.
The other 4 were relieved to hear that.
The combat power of 3 squads were still considerably strong. Even if they unfortunately encounter a ghost army, they could still escape without casualty if they cooperated well.
“The ninth squad…” Liu Ming’s heart moved. Yue Qi who brought him here seemed to be a member of that squad. Maybe he would participate in this mission too.
“This is a sensing bead, which can sense the location of the fortune bowl within a hundred miles,” The cultivator surnamed Min. Immediately, he took out 5 pale golden thumb-sized beads and distributed them to Liu Ming and other 4 people.
Liu Ming assessed the bead slightly before keeping it.
“Let’s go and gather at the gate of Golden Light City with the other 2 squads.” After the man surnamed Min said a word, he flew toward the city gate first.
When they came to the city gate, there were people waiting at the city gate. Judging from the number of people, it should be that the other 2 teams had already arrived.
Liu Ming glanced at the crowd with a smile, and Yue Qi also looked over with a smile.
“Brother Zhuo, Brother Mu, sorry for letting you late.” The man surnamed Min landed and laughed out loud from a distance.
The Real Pellet State captains of the other 2 squads, one was an old man with green eyes, long beard and slender body and the other was a burly man with a pink vigorous face.
Yue Qi and 3 other Pseudo Pellet State cultivators stood behind the old man with green eyes, and there were 4 behind the burly man. There were 16 cultivators in all 3 squads.
3 Real Pellet States and 13 Pseudo Pellet States were a very powerful force no matter where they were.
Not to mention these people were the elites of the sect, and most of them had stayed in the Evil Ghost Way for more than a few years.
“Let’s leave the casual chat for the future. This mission is very urgent. Now that everyone has arrived, let’s go immediately.” The blue-eyed old man seemed to have a peaceful relationship with the man surnamed Min. After speaking coldly, he turned and walked toward the city gate.
The burly man was quite friendly. He greeted the man surnamed Min. He glanced at Liu Ming curiously, then he looked away and led his squad members to the city gate.
The man surnamed Min wasn’t bothered by it at all. He beckoned Liu Ming and the others to follow.
They came to the city gate and handed over the identity token to the disciples guarding the city.
The Golden Light Army was generally very strict about entering and exiting the city gate. The members of the first team generally weren’t allowed to leave the city without a mission.
After checking the identity tokens and getting registered, Liu Ming and others left Golden Light City.
The gloomy sky shrouded the heads of everyone. The thick yin qi rolled in from the wilderness made everyone look solemn.
“Let’s move!” With the order of the 3 captains, escape lights appeared in 3 waves and flew into the distance.
The destination was Fortress No. 19, in the northeast of Golden Light City. A dozen escape lights dashed through the sky like meteors.
“Eh!” Suddenly, Liu Ming’s eyes flickered slightly, and he let out a confused sound.
After leaving Golden Light City, the more he flew forward, the denser the surrounding yin qi became. His Divine Thought was also restricted a lot.
Liu Ming knew that Divine Thought would be restricted in the Evil Ghost Way, but it was far more serious than he thought.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, you have just arrived here, so you don’t know yet. The deeper you go into Evil Ghost Way, the denser the yin qi. These chaotic qi will disturb Divine Thought. It was still fine when we are near the Golden Light City. When we reach Fortress No. 19, our Divine Thought can only detect the surrounding area for a few miles only.” Yue Qi flew closer and explained with a smile after seeing Liu Ming’s confusion.
“Oh, this Evil Ghost Way is really full of danger…” Liu Ming frowned.
“When you stay here long enough, you will get used to it.” Yue Qi said with a smile.
More than a dozen people were speeding forward silently. Due to Divine Thought’s restrictions, they did not dare to go too fast. The distance of more than 100,000 miles was estimated to take a day and a night.
“Be careful, there is a swarm of ghost bees!” The old man with green eyes at the front suddenly reminded.
Liu Ming was shocked.
He had seen the introduction of this ghost creature in the book obtained from the female cultivator in a green shirt. It was a social ghost creature with average cultivation, but it was very difficult to deal with.
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