Liu Ming looked down subconsciously, but he found that the bottom of the space was pitch black. The rich yin qi that filled the space seemed to come from below.
Just when Liu Ming wanted to let out Divine Thought to find out more clearly, a footstep sounded from the front. 2 ghost pawns in armor and holding ancient shields were walking over from the stone corridor above.
Not long after, 1 burly ghost pawn stopped in front of Liu Ming, stuck out his nose a few feet in front of Liu Ming and kept sniffing.
“Hehe, I told you that you made a mistake. This place is like an impregnable fortress. How can someone come in? There are only some strange smells. You just had an illusion.” Beside him, a ghost with a fist-sized hole on its face said sarcastically.
“Hmph, I did smell something here.” The burly ghost pawn said with a bit of surprise.
Just as the two ghost pawns were arguing, a black shadow emerged from the space, and a purple sword light flashed past.
“Whoosh whoosh“, the 2 Condensation Period ghost pawns were silently killed by Liu Ming before they could react at all.
“There are such fussy ghost creatures!”
Liu Ming secretly slandered in his mind, then he put away the Bitter Wheel Sword and Break Army Basket, patted his waist, and released Xie’er.
As soon as Xie’er came out of the soul-recovering bag, she immediately transformed into a giant scorpion with a height of about 3 meters. The golden mark on her forehead released a golden light to carry the ghost creature corpses into her stomach.
Right at this moment, there was another footsteps not far away. There was a ghost pawn coming up from the tunnel of the stone corridor below.
Without waiting for Liu Ming’s command. Xie’er turned to the side of the tunnel and opened her mouth.
“Gush” a soft sound came. A golden light wrapped a ghost creature and quickly pulled it back to Xie’er.
Liu Ming didn’t even see the face of the ghost pawn, and it became a food in Xie’er’s stomach.
In the following time, Liu Ming sat down cross-legged on the spot, released Divine Thought to search every secret room. If ghost pawns approached, he would use Divine Thought to command Xie’er to swallow them silently.
Although the enchantment of these secret rooms was not complicated, Liu Ming couldn’t use Divine Thought to completely find out the situation in the stone rooms. Also, it would be a little troublesome to break into the room one by one and investigate. Fortunately, after some attempts, he found that although his Divine Thought was blocked, he could still sense the life force in the stone rooms, which would be helpful in screening the room.
However, he had checked about 60 stone rooms that spiraled up, but he didn’t find any living creatures at all. Instead, the place above had thicker ghost qi.
Although his figure was motionless, there was an unpleasant premonition in his mind.
Just when he forcibly suppressed his temper and continued to release Divine Thought to check upward, Xie’er’s voice transmission came from his ears.
“Master. There are several secret rooms below. I seem to feel the aura of human cultivators.”
Hearing this, Liu Ming released Divine Thought below him.
After about 10 minutes, he frowned and hurried down through the stone corridor.
He passed through the spiral stone corridor of more than 10 floors. After killing more than 10 patrolling low rank ghost pawns with lightning speed, Liu Ming finally came to a stone corridor near the bottom.
This place was only a few dozen floors away from the bottom, and the billowing yin qi that rose up from the bottom was even more cold and biting. After Liu Ming stopped and looked down, he couldn’t help taking a deep breath.
This time, he finally saw the situation inside the Spirit Vulture Slope.
The bottom was an incomparably huge black air vortex. It had the size of a few acres.
The thick black demonic air was slowly spinning like a vortex.
Liu Ming wanted to release Divine Thought to sense, but he found nothing beyond the vortex.
He just stopped for a while to look, and there was a faint feeling of dizziness in his sea of consciousness.
This made him startled. He hurriedly retracted his gaze and Divine Thought, not daring to look again. He was inexplicably horrified in his mind.
Looking around again, he found that on the stone wall on this floor, there were about 8 stone doors that were about 3 meters. Each stone door had a circular enchantment that was flickering slightly.
Different from before, these enchantment arrays were dark red. The yin qi rose from the vortex below, except for part of the yin qi that came out from the stone doors, the other part was condensed and flow into the array eye of the enchantment.
At this moment, Xie’er appeared from a black air behind him.
“Master, the corpses of the ghosts along the way have been removed.”
“Xie’er, you said earlier that you can feel the human race cultivators’ aura. This is the floor right? Can you sense which room is it?” Liu Ming nodded and asked.
The yin qi here was already rich to a certain extent that he couldn’t determine which stone rooms held the human cultivators.
“The vitality is already very weak, but it should be one of the two stone rooms on the east side.” After thinking about it, Xie’er turned to one side and pointed to the 2 stone rooms on the east side.
Hearing this, Liu Ming flickered and appeared before a stone door on the east. He waved and released the enchantment-breaking spiritual weapon, Break Army Basket.
After he launched a green light from his finger, a white light burst out from the Break Army Basket. Streams of white water vapor gushed out like spring water, turning into a rose flower phantasm and flashing into the enchantment’s array eye.
The surface of stone door suddenly burst into red light. Bloody runes the size of fists emerged one by one, and they spun in the air.
As a white rose pattern appeared on the door and quickly withered, the bloody runes suddenly collapsed. The stone door opened inward, and streams of yin qi broke out of the door.
Liu Ming raised his brows and hurriedly cast a layer of black air shield on his body to resist the erosion of yin qi.
After a few seconds, the yin qi emitted gradually weakened, but the yin qi was still rolling in the entire stone room. Both his vision and Divine Thought were greatly restricted.
“Master, I’ll go take a look first.” Xie’er appeared at the entrance of the stone door and said to Liu Ming.
“Okay.” Liu Ming nodded and released Divine Thought at the same time, paying close attention to the surroundings.
“Master, there’s a human female cultivator inside. I seem to have seen her somewhere!” After a while, Xie’er’s excited voice came from the secret room.
Liu Ming was overjoyed immediately. Through his mental connection with Xie’er, he could feel that this aura was familiar to him. If he guessed it correctly, it was his senior sister apprentice, Xiao Wu.
He immediately entered the gray stone room.
The space of the stone room was not large, only a dozen meters in area. In the center of the secret room was a huge gray stone pillar. A woman with short hair and green robe was tied to the stone pillar by layers of black chains. Her eyes are closed, and her breath was weak.
Needless to say, this woman was Xiao Wu!
“Fortunately, her body is just affected by the yin qi a little. It will be fine after dispelling the yin qi.”
After Liu Ming’s Divine Thought swept away, he murmured a few words, and he launched 10 black spiral sword qi to break the black chains.
Then he took out a pale yellow talisman from his chest, put it lightly on the woman’s forehead and chanted.
A yellow light floated out, turning into a pale yellow shield to cover her.
On this woman, wisps of gray yin qi continued to spew from her body and gathered in the room.
At the same time, Xie’er was not idle either. She waved her hands to release waves of clear wind to gather the yin qi.
The next moment, Xie’er sucked these yin qi into her mouth with satisfaction. A black light also flickered slightly on her.
After about 15 minutes, Xiao Wu’s eyelids moved slightly inside the yellow shield. She opened her eyes slowly.
“You’re… Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu?” Xiao Wu looked a little blurry, but when she saw the person in front, her face suddenly showed a bit of surprise. She said weakly.
“Xiao Senior Sister Wu, you finally wake up.” Seeing this, Liu Ming quickly leaned over and said.
“I didn’t expect to see my fellow apprentice here in my lifetime, or Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu… By the way, how did you know that I was here?” Xiao Wu sat up slowly and asked softly.
“This is not a place to talk. We should leave this place first and then slowly catch up.” After Liu Ming said a sentence, he went forward and carried Xiao Wu directly. He left the secret room in a flash and appeared in the stone corridor.
“Junior Fellow Apprentice Liu, I have the yin-avoiding jade pendant that master gave me to protect my body, and I have practiced ghost techniques, so I’m still fine. I’m just a little weak, but I can still walk by myself. In addition, The others who were caught with me should be detained nearby too.” Xiao Wu’s face flushed slightly. She struggled out from Liu Ming’s arms and stood aside.
“So, among the stone doors nearby, there should be other senior fellow apprentices?” Liu Ming said with a strange look on his face.
Having said that, according to what Xie’er said before, except for a weak vitality in a stone room not far ahead, the rest might have been invaded by yin qi. Their life and death were unknown.
After thinking for a while, he still pointed at the Break Army Basket with 5 fingers.
In the white flower basket, streams of white water vapor gushed out, turned into a white rose that flashed into the stone door in front.
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