“I will return first…”
After leaving, Liu Ming left the central tower and turned toward the market at the northwest corner of Golden Light City.
After half a day, when he walked out of a certain street in the market, he was full of hesitation.
As Yin Jiuling said that day, the resources of Evil Ghost Way were extremely scarce, which not only led to ridiculously high prices, but also some relatively scarce things could only be exchanged with things. With the yin beast’s materials, the yin stones he got from the ghost army soldiers and millions of spirit stones, he could only exchange a few sets of simple teleportation formation flags and a few sets of trapping arrays.
As for the spiritual weapon to break enchantments, it was not only expensive, but it was also some low tier spiritual weapons. The upper grade enchantment-breaking spiritual weapons to break the enchantment were even hard to find.
But just now, he learned from a disciple who sold enchantment-breaking spiritual weapons that most of the leaders of the Golden Light Army squads had some upper grade enchantment-breaking spiritual weapons in their hands for their missions.
When he contacted Min Rong, the leader of his team, through the disk array, he found out that he was out on a mission and would not be able to return to the team in half a month at the earliest. This put him in a dilemma immediately.
So he could only return to the market and search again.
At the same time, in a closed room in the main tower of Golden Light City, a white-haired old man was sitting cross-legged while listening to the report of the 2 men in front of him.
They were Hao Yue Tongzi and Elder Gu Yue.
“As for how to stop the spy disciples from completely turning into ghosts, I have not thought of a good solution for the time being. What we can do now is to recall the most recent group of disciples first. As for the earlier spy disciples, we can only do try our best to call them back. As for whether it succeeds, it is up to fate. This time thanks to Liu Ming that we got this important information. If we discover later, I’m afraid that our plan will be known to the other side, resulting in a passive situation.” The old man twisted his beard and said lightly.
“Elder, don’t worry, I will give instructions on this matter in a while.”
The cold-faced middle-aged man Gu Yue heard the words and nodded. After thinking for a while, he said,
“In addition, I want to report to Elder Yao that there are finally some clues about the disciples who have been missing. According to the information that Liu Ming got from Xue Hu, these disciples seem to be detained by the ghost army in the Spirit Vulture Slope. Because the Spirit Vulture Slope is far and it is behind the enemy’s fortress, so we have not taken any substantive actions for the time being.
“Got it. If we can send someone to sneak into the Spirit Vulture Slope, we may be able to get some news.” The old man replied with a little thought.
“Hao Yue and I had discussed about it. We plan to send Liu Ming again, and we will dispatch 2 teams to help distracting the enemy. Once the rescue is successful, they will return immediately.” The cold-faced middle-aged man answered in a deep voice.
“I won’t ask about the specific rescue, but this operation must be kept secret. Don’t alert the upper level of the ghost army. There are many enchantments in the Spirit Vulture Slope. Hao Yue, you borrow the magic weapon of your Emerald Cloud Peak, ‘Break Army Basket’ to Liu Ming so that he can’t complete the mission without attracting attention.” The white-haired old man coughed lightly and gave a light command.
“…Yes. I’ll do it now.” Hao Yue Tongzi couldn’t help showing a hint of hesitation after hearing this, but he cupped his fist, bowed and left the secret room in a green light.
“Nephew Gu, I have seen this Liu Ming before. Although his talent is average, his courage and character are excellent. Over the years, he has won glory for our sect and proved his strength many times. If you have the opportunity, remember to give him some pointers. He will become more powerful in the future.” The white-haired old man paused for a while, then he told the middle-aged man.
“Understood, if there is nothing else, I will retreat first.” After the cold-faced middle-aged man cupped his fist and disappeared from the secret room.
“Could it be that the evil ghost army is really implementing that plan? It seems that I have to hurry.” After Gu Yue left, the white-haired old man murmured a few more words, then he meditated.
At the same time, Liu Ming was still frowning slightly as he looked for a suitable enchantment-breaking spiritual weapon in the market.
Just as he was walking out of a simple shop, a green light appeared in front of him, then a 13 years old boy was revealed from it. He was Elder Hao Yue.
“Disciple pays respects to Master’s Junior Hao Yue.” Liu Ming was stunned for a moment, then he cupped his fist and bowed.
“I’m afraid it’s not so easy for Nephew Disciple Liu to find a suitable spiritual weapon here.” Hao Yue Tongzi smiled slightly.
“Master’s Junior is right. It is indeed not easy to find one.” Liu Ming smiled wryly, shook his head and replied.
“Hehe, Elder Gu and I forgot to give you this enchantment-breaking magic weapon.” Hao Yue Tongzi laughed and turned one hand over as he spoke. A delicate flower basket appeared after emitting a white brilliance
Liu Ming could only feel a refreshing fragrance wafting toward him.
This flower basket was about the size of 2 fists. It was woven from snow-white bamboo canes. The bamboo canes had fine and delicate spirit patterns, exuding faint spiritual light. There were several simple white flowers in the basket that exuded a subtle fragrance.
Hao Yue Tongzi stretched out a finger and pointed at the flower basket in the air.
A stream of white water vapor was continuously sprayed from the white flowers, turning into a thin layer of white water mist. The figure of Hao Yue Tongzi gradually became blurred.
In just 3 seconds, the flower basket disappeared in the mist along with the fragrance of the flowers, and Hao Yue Tongzi also disappeared out of thin air.
Witnessing all this, Liu Ming couldn’t help but shudder in his mind. He quickly released Divine Thought, but he couldn’t sense anything at all!
This flower basket was so magical!
Suddenly, there was another wave of fluctuations in front of him. Along with a familiar fragrance, a vague figure appeared. Hao Yue Tongzi holding a flower basket gradually appeared.
“Nephew Disciple Liu, this is not only a magic weapon that can break the enchantment, but you can also activate the floral fragrance to hide you at critical moments. This is a secret treasure of my Emerald Cloud Peak, which is generally never borrowed to the others. Now that you have an important mission and you are the descendant of Liuyin, I will borrow it to you. Make sure to keep it properly.” Hao Yue Tongzi said with a solemn expression, then he took out a white jade slip and handed it to Liu Ming together with the flower basket.
“Thank you, Master’s Junior Hao Yue. Liu Ming will definitely live up to your expectations and strive to rescue the Taiqing Sect’s detained disciples.” Liu Ming took the flower basket and jade slip in joy. After thanking, he kept them in the Sumeru Ring.
“Okay, the other 2 teams have already set off. In half a month, they will simultaneously launch a surprise attack on the ghosts near the Spirit Vulture Slope. The journey is long, you should leave early too.” Hao Yue Tongzi nodded and said.
“Understood, I will pack up and set off immediately!” Liu Ming cupped his fist respectfully and replied.
Half an hour later, a black light rose from the gate of Golden Light City and flew into the distance.
3 days later, on a gray plain, a black figure was moving fast.
Suddenly, in a dense grass, the black figure stopped.
He raised his hand, and a stack of colorful formation flags shot out and disappeared into the surroundings.
Immediately, several layers of spiritual light flashed and merged with the grassland. If one didn’t look carefully, he couldn’t notice that there was a simple teleportation array and a few small trapping enchantments.
The figure used Divine Thought to scan the surrounding situation. After confirming nothing unusual, he flashed and disappeared into the grassland.
7 days later, over a low mountain range, seven ghost pawns with spears slowly flew over. It was the ghost army squad patrolling nearby.
The leader was a ghost lieutenant with a Crystallization Period later stage cultivation base. It had a scarlet face and a rather ugly appearance, but it was a bit taller than the other soldiers.
Suddenly, on the mountain ahead, a black figure galloped past. Upon closer inspection, it was actually a curvaceous girl in black tulle.
“Captain, there is a situation!” A small ghost pawn stepped forward and reported softly.
“Nonsense! I of course see such a big figure. This woman is full of yin qi. She is not a human cultivator, but she is not weak. She is already at the Crystallization Period later stage, but which clan is she from. Maybe I can capture her to form dual cultivation, then I’m not far from breaking through the bottleneck to the Pseudo Pellet State!!” The ghost lieutenant made an evil smile.
“Hehe, captain, you can be promoted to ghost captain by then!” The short ghost pawn also sneered.
Immediately afterward, the squad quietly followed the girl in black tulle.
The girl in black tulle stopped in a basin and looked around as if she was looking for something.
At this moment, black air rolled out, and a few ghost pawns had surrounded her.
“Captain, I feel something is wrong. This woman seems to make me fear.” Not far away in the air, the short ghost pawn behind the ghost captain shuddered and said.
“You coward. Even if this woman is powerful, she is only at the Crystallization Period later stage. When this ghost array is completed, we can trap her until death.” The ghost captain said disdainfully.
At this moment, girl in black tulle suddenly turned her head back and burrowed into the ground.
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