At this moment, in the center of the lake, there were dozens of gray mist of various sizes suspended on it. Wisps of blue water vapor with the thickness of fingers were constantly floating out of the lake surface into the gray mist.
In every gray mist, a green ghost head could be seen faintly.
These ghosts had no nose above their mouths and only had 1 ear. There were a pair of pupils on the left and right sides of their heads. There was a fist-sized one eye closed tightly on the top of their heads, which looked very strange.
These ghost creatures were shaking their heads excitedly, swallowing the blue water vapor with relish.
At this moment, there was a whistling sound from the distance. Escape lights of different colours appeared on the gray mountain range.
“No, it’s human cultivators. Hurry up and hide!” A panicked voice screamed in the gray fog.
Immediately afterward, the gray mists descended and collapsed. Green ghost creatures with a head bigger than its body came out from the mist.
These were the seven orifices ghosts that they mentioned.
As soon as the ghosts appeared, they couldn’t wait to get into a mound beside the lake.
Immediately afterward, some other gray mists also collapsed, and the same seven orifices ghosts popped out of them. They went into the other mounds in a flash.
After just a few seconds, only a few clumps of slightly larger gray mist remained over the entire lake.
“Hmph, panic for what? If the human race really wanted to annihilate us, we wouldn’t be able to survive here for so long. In my opinion, a new business has come again, tsk tsk.” A green-eyed green ghost creature jumped out from the mist, but it didn’t look fearful at all. Instead, it rose into the sky to greet them.
“You cowards! This is obviously another chance to make a fortune. Let’s see what treasures the human cultivators have brought us this time!” In another gray fog, a red-eyed ghost creature also grinned and followed closely.
After some hesitation, the remaining seven orifices ghosts in the gray mist followed carefully, but they still kept a short distance from the red-eyed and green-eyed seven orifices ghosts.
After a while, over the entire lake, the escape lights of different colors stopped. It was Liu Ming and his squad.
Several seven orifices ghosts appeared in front of them.
“Sir must be here for business right? Tell me, what news are you looking for this time?” Before everyone could speak, the red-eyed seven orifices ghost said first.
Although the gray mist of this seven orifices ghost was a bit bigger than the rest of the ghost creatures, it was at the Condensation Period later stage, but it didn’t show the slightest timid when facing them.
“I’m very sorry. This time, we are ordered to annihilate you all!” The cultivator surnamed Min with a yellow face smiled coldly. He raised his hand and pointed in the air without any sign. A gray light flashed out.
A thick sword chirping sound came!
Above the head of the red-eyed seven orifices ghost, a dazzling gray light burst out. A gray giant sword grew in size. It trembled and slashed down.
The red-eyed seven orifices ghost was terrified. The gray mist around it shrank, then the one eye on top shot a bloody light beam at the gray sword light.
With a loud noise, the bloody light beam collapsed under the fierce attack of the gray sword light.
A grey light flashed.
The entire mist was split into 2, and the red-eyed seven orifices ghost also fell from the air in 2 halves.
It only took a second to kill the red-eyed seven orifices ghost. This terrified the other ghost creatures including the green-eyed seven orifices ghost. They hurried turned into gray mists and escaped toward the lake.
“Captain, what are you doing? Aren’t we going to make a deal with the seven orifices ghost?” The burly man with a bow on his back came back to his senses and asked in surprise.
“You can’t even see that? These seven orifices ghosts have come to negotiate terms with us unscrupulously now! If we don’t show them some might, they will all become more arrogant.” The hunchbacked old man gave a low smile and said with voice transmission to the crowd.
Liu Ming, who was on the side, had no opinion on the captain’s actions. After his figure shook slightly, he turned into a series of afterimages and caught up with the green-eyed seven orifices ghost that couldn’t escape in time.
He flicked his sleeve and launched a red light. It turned into a dark red ring and bound the green-eyed seven orifices ghost.
This ring was obtained by Liu Ming in the belly of the savage giant beast that day. Although this thing was just an ordinary superb spiritual weapon, it was more than enough to bind low rank ghost creatures.
“You human race cultivators are not trustworthy. You promised to live in peace with us before. We are responsible for providing information; you exchange the corresponding resources with us. How can you go back on your word now!” The green-eyed seven orifices ghost struggled for a while, but it was restrained by the flame of the dark red ring. It shouted furiously.
“Oh? I don’t remember making such an agreement. But if you can really provide the information we need, then we can consider letting you live.” The cultivator surnamed Min appeared in a flash and kept away the small gray sword.
“Trying to get information from me without paying? In your dream!” The green-eyed seven orifices ghost calmed down and looked disdainfully after knowing that they were looking for information.
Hearing this, Liu Ming clenched his fist lightly without hesitation. The spirit patterns on the red ring flashed, and the whole ring suddenly shrank 1 size smaller.
“Don’t, don’t…” Seeing this, the green-eyed seven orifices ghost shouted in panic.
At this moment, the entire head of this ghost creature was twisted and deformed by the ring. The fist-sized eye on top of its head rolled back and forth.
“Since you are so uncooperative, we can only find someone who cooperates.” As Liu Ming said, he clenched his fist a little bit more intentionally.
As the red ring became smaller and smaller, the head of the green-eyed seven orifices ghost had been completely deformed. It screamed loudly.
The scream caused the entire lake below to tremble.
“This fellow human, please wait a moment!”
At this moment, a cluster of gray mist about the size of 3 meters flashed out from a 3 meters mound by the lake below, and it rolled toward them.
Judging from the aura emanating from this gray mist, the seven orifices ghosts should be at the Crystallization Period later stage cultivation, but it was a lot weaker than anyone in the squad.
The cultivator surnamed Min hinted Liu Ming to loosen the ring, then he went toward the gray mist.
“Seven orifices ghost king is here.” On the other side, the hunchbacked old man said.
“It turns out that the ghost king is here, it’s been a long time!” The young woman in a red dress giggled and flashed toward the ghost king.
In the blink of an eye, the woman in a red dress and the captain surrounded the gray mist in the middle.
“If you need any help from our orifices ghost clan, just ask. There is no need to use brute force!”
As soon as the gray mist faded, a ghost creature with a big head and a small body was revealed. Its head took up half the size of the entire body. It looked similar to the other seven orifices ghosts, except that its face was unusually old and the single eye on its head was shining in golden light.
“I really want to inquire about something, but not everyone in your clan can trade with me.” The cultivator surnamed Min said coldly.
“Hehe, calm down. This is indeed the fault of our clan, but as long as you can afford the right price, we will try our best to provide useful information to you… I wonder if you can let that sir release my junior first? We can discuss the deal after that.” The seven orifices ghost king cupped its small fist and said very politely, but it didn’t mention the red-eyed seven orifices ghost that was killed just now.
Hearing this, the cultivator surnamed Min glanced at Liu Ming and nodded.
Liu Ming waved his hand, and the dark red ring made a light “ding” sound and returned to Liu Ming’s hand.
As the green-eyed seven orifices ghost got out, it exclaimed and fled to a mound by the lake.
“Thank you, sirs. What kind of information do you want to get this time? Let me see if I can help.” Seven orifices ghost king said with a respectful expression upon seeing this.
“Recently, a fortress of our human race was destroyed and a fortune bowl was lost. The fortress is not too far from here. Your clan is well-informed, so you must have heard of it. We came here to find this fortune bowl. I wonder if your clan can provide us with some clues? By the way, there are a lot of ghost magic weapons here. They were obtained during the battle with the ghost army before. You should take a look first.” The cultivator surnamed Min said as he threw a gray cloth bag to the seven orifices ghost king.
Seven orifices ghost king calmly took the cloth bag with 2 small green withered hands, and the 2 pairs of eyes flashed with joy.
TL: Will the ghost king set them up with the wrong info?
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Thanks For Chapter Nano Desu
Thanks for the chapter KING-KONG! They’re probably really good at figuring out just how much information to give without angering either side for them to have survived for so long.
Thanks for the chapter!