“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu won’t you take a break?” The man surnamed Min asked Liu Ming who was standing.
“I’m not very tired yet. I can still hold on.” Liu Ming smiled lightly.
His mental power was much stronger than that of the same rank, and with the help of the mind imitation insect, he naturally didn’t feel much exhausted.
At this moment, Liu Ming took out a jade slip and read it with Divine Thought.
He bought this a map high price in a shop in Golden Light City. It contained a lot of information collected from other sect forces, which was naturally much more detailed than the map given by sect.
According to the previous allocation of the 3 squads, they had already explored 1/3 of the area. The other 2 squads were probably on the same pace. However, none of them had found anything yet.
Just as Liu Ming was contemplating, Xie’er’s hurried voice came from the soul recovering bag,
“Master, there is a ghost creature hidden underground and is approaching us.”
“Be careful underground!”
Liu Ming was horrified. His eyes fixed on a hilly land several meters away, and he said loudly.
Before he finished his sentence, an earth-shattering noise sounded.
The ground in the range of more than 30 meters in front suddenly collapsed. A black shadow flashed out like lightning, which was a huge gray lizard.
The head of this yin beast was the size of a grinding disc. I bit at the burly man with a red bow who was meditating.
The 4 people who were meditating woke up when Liu Ming reminded them.
The burly man with a red bow was looking at the big mouth in shock.
However, he had extremely rich combat experience. He made a gesture, and a red light condensed into a thin light shield.
The gray lizard closed its mouth, and cracks appeared on the light shield immediately. It was about to collapse.
But it was this moment of delay that decided the fate of the grey monitor lizard.
Whiz, a dazzling gray sword light flashed from a high place and struck at the lizard’s head. The giant gray lizard barely dodged it by tilting its neck.
At this moment, a tiger roar sounded, and a black tiger head punch came the other side.
An irritating sound of bone breaking occurred!
The giant lizard was knocked out a dozen meters away; the gray sword light swiped through its neck, separating its head from its body.
The gray lizard’s head had been twisted and broken. Its limbs twitched twice, then it no longer moved.
The man surnamed Min waved 1 hand, and the gray sword flew back into his body.
On the other side, the black gas surrounding Liu Ming slowly dissipated as he withdrew his punch and he withdrew his punch.
The burly man with a red bow and the other 3 had just reached mid-air when they saw the dead giant lizard in fright.
“Ghost lizard!” The hunchbacked old man let out a buzzing ventriloquist from his lower abdomen. The sound was full of fear.
The ghost lizard was known as the lurking assassin among the many ghost creatures of Evil Ghost Way.
Because this kind of yin beast was not weak, and it was extremely good at sneak attack. As long as it was hidden underground, even the cultivator of the Real Pellet State couldn’t sense it with Divine Thought. Thus, there were many Crystallization Period cultivators and even Real Pellet State cultivators among the 4 major forces dying in the mouth of this ghost lizard.
“Thank you Brother Min and Mr. Liu for the life-saving grace.” The burly man with a red bow bowed solemnly to Liu Ming and the cultivator surnamed Min.
The young woman in a red dress and the others on the other side looked at Liu Ming with gratitude.
“Junior fellow apprentice doesn’t have to be so polite. It’s my duty. This time, it’s all thanks to Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu.” The cultivator surnamed Min waved his hand, then he glanced at ghost lizard and Liu Ming beside him.
Liu Ming was about to say something, but he suddenly launched a black gas on the head of the ghost lizard. A moment later, a fist-sized black bead flew toward him.
“Ghost creature yin core.” Liu Ming said with a happy face.
This was the first time he had personally obtained this thing from the ghost creature. Several other people were also surprised.
However, after playing with it a few times, Liu Ming gave the ghost lizard yin core to the cultivator surnamed Min.
According to the agreement of the entire squad, the things obtained when performing missions outside were kept by the captain uniformly. The gains would be divided equally after returning.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, how did you notice that this ghost lizard was lurking underground?” The cultivator surnamed Min asked after taking the yin core.
The other 4 were also curious. If Liu Ming didn’t warn in time, the burly man with a red bow would have been killed by the ghost lizard.
“It wasn’t me but a ghost-type spiritual pet I have. It is quite sensitive to yin qi.” Liu Ming pondered for a while, but he didn’t lie.
The cultivator surnamed Min and others looked at the soul-recovering bag on Liu Ming’s waist, and they seemed to understand it.
After such an encounter, everyone was naturally in no mood to continue resting. They began to explore ahead.
Half a day later, Liu Ming and his squad stopped over a gray swamp.
They had already explored all the nearby areas, but they found nothing.
The cultivator surnamed Min released a white disk array in front of him, emitting a faint white light.
The light of the disk array lit up, and a few lines of small characters appeared on it.
“The other 2 squads have also searched the areas they are in charge of, but they haven’t found the fortune bowl.” The man surnamed Min put away the disk array and shook his head.
“It seems that the fortune bowl is no longer around here.” The hunchbacked old man said in ventriloquism.
In such a situation, Liu Ming wasn’t surprised.
It was not easy to search for this fortune bowl, so 3 squads were sent to search together. Moreover, the decided search range was only an ideal plan, so it was normal that they could not find it.
“Since it has been confirmed that this fortune bowl is not around the fortress, why don’t we expand the search area?” The young man gently shook the folding fan in his hand, opened it with a swipe, and fanned it lightly.
“Why don’t we make a deal with the seven orifices ghosts and see if we can find out any relevant news.” At this moment, the young woman in a red dress suddenly suggested.
“That’s a good idea!” The burly man was the first to respond.
“However, these seven orifices ghosts are very cunning. Let’s discuss how to make this deal with them first so that we won’t lose more than gain.” Although the hunchbacked old man did not object, he still snorted coldly.
“Of course. It’s not the first time they sell the news to both sides. But in this case, maybe we can find the fortune bowl before the other 2 squads.” The cultivator surnamed Min nodded.
When the rest of the people heard the words, they nodded their heads. Then, they discussed under the lead of the cultivator surnamed Min.
“Captain Liu may not know this. For such a search mission assigned to several small squads, the first squad who find the mission objective first will obtain a lot of rewards. This will increase the speed of the search. The rest of the squads that return empty-handed will waste a lot of time and effort.” Seeing the puzzled look on Liu Ming’s face, the handsome young man explained softly with voice transmission.
“The seven orifices ghosts should be some kind of ghost creature from this Evil Ghost Way right? Do you often do business with them?” Liu Ming understood it a little. After thinking slightly, he asked through voice transmission.
“There are many ghost creatures born in this Evil Ghost Way, but their strength and rank are much worse than the ghosts of the ghost army. Some low rank ghost creatures often act as cannon fodder in the war between human cultivators and ghost creatures. Their losses are heavy, but the gains are small. Over time, some indigenous ghosts are unwilling to participate in the war between the human cultivators and the ghost army for free. Instead, driven by interests, they were willing to make some deals with the human race cultivator. Generally speaking, some spiritual beast’s blood essence or ghostly low tier magical weapons can be exchanged with them, and you can sometimes get ghost creature yin core and some other precious materials.” The handsome young man patiently explained to Liu Ming.
“Since they are low rank ghost creatures, their strength should not be strong. We can’t search the fortune bowl even with the sensing bead, how can these seven orifices ghosts find it?” Liu Ming touched his chin, still a little puzzled.
“Although these seven orifices ghosts are low in strength, they are very familiar with the environment here. Their talents are much better than our human cultivator’s Divine Thought, so they are often used as scouts by the ghost army.” The handsome young man said confidently.
“Okay, since everyone has no problems, let’s go now. This time, we must find this fortune bowl before the other 2 squads!” While talking to the handsome young man, the cultivator surnamed Min had already made arrangements for the unexpected situations that might occur in the deal with the seven orifices ghosts.
“I happen to know the location of the nearest seven orifices ghost tribe. Come with me.” After the woman in a red shirt said, she turned into a red escape light and went.
“Haha, Lady San is really anxious. Are you trying to fight for merit with me?” After the burly man with a bow laughed, he followed closely behind.
“It seems that everyone is motivated. Very good, let’s go.” The cultivator surnamed Min laughed heartily as he turned into a gray light.
Seeing this, Liu Ming also followed up in a black light.
For a time, escape lights of different colors flew up and went to the east.
Across the hilly terrain for tens of thousands of miles was a gray mountain range of varying heights and undulations.
At first glance, the mountain looked barren. Layers of dark clouds covered the sky, making the originally dark sky even more gloomy.
At the back of the mountain range was a circular lake covering an area of more than 10 acres.
Around the lake, there were hundreds of mounds that were no bigger than 3 meters, and the smallest was only half a foot. The side that faced the lake had 2 holes. The whole lake was densely surrounded by the mounds.
If a human cultivator who had stayed in the Evil Ghost Way for a long time, he could acknowledge at a glance that this was the famous seven orifices ghost lair.
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