“These guards are just used to put up a front. All of them are useless!” Another man with a red scar on half of his face also muttered in a low voice.
“Hehe, you guys must be participating in this kind of mission for the first time. Although it will cause unnecessary trouble for being high profile like this, every major city still put up a front without reserving. After all, this was the time to show their strength. Lord Bi You is also eager to see it. Otherwise, would it be safer to send a few powerful powerhouses to secretly escort these tributes?” Another the burly man with a twisted beard said with a sneer.
Liu Ming didn’t care about this, so he basically ignored them. He glanced at those gray circular buildings above the back of the giant bat-like ghost beast.
“Mr. Yin Han, are you curious about these ghost creatures?” At this moment, the man with clear eyes seemed to walk beside Liu Ming casually, and he suddenly said.
“You seem to know about this creature, please give me some pointers.” Liu Ming raised his eyebrows and said with a slight smile.
“Hehe, my honor. These ghost creatures are called “ghost bat carriage”, and their strength is not weak, but they are timid by nature and their intelligence is very low. Fortunately, their strength and speed are amazing, so they have become quite a popular transportation in major cities. In addition, this ghost bat carriage is frequently hunted by major forces. Now it is hard to find its traces. Its value has even reached hundreds of thousands of hell stones. It is often expensive and has no supply. The number of ghost bat carriages in the escort team has also indirectly become an aspect of the strength of the major forces.” The blue-eyed man said with a smile.
“Oh, it is actually such a rare thing. No wonder I have never seen it before. Mister is really well-informed. By the way, you don’t seem to belong to the Cold Moon City, may I ask your name?” Liu Ming nodded slightly and asked calmly.
“Hehe, I’m Bi Yan (blue flame). I’m people of the Bi You City. In the early years, I traveled around the Serene Water Region in order to break through the bottleneck. Now I’m about to return after entering the Real Pellet State, and I happened to see the city lord of the Cold Moon City recruiting an escort team. I got interested and registered to participate. Mr. Yin Han.” The blue-eyed man told him honestly.
Seeing that this person was quite forthright, Liu Ming started to have a casual talk with him.
“Okay, it’s almost time. The journey to the Bi You City is long and full of crisis, but I believe that my, Cold Moon City’s soldiers, will overcome the obstacles and move forward bravely.” Leng Yue raised her head, looked at the Hell Sun in the air and suddenly spoke in a sonorous voice.
“Don’t worry, Lord Leng Yue. We will guarantee to deliver it safely!” The 5 Serene Generals in silver armor shouted in awe.
“Guaranteed smooth delivery!” The 500 Serene Clan guards behind him also cheered. A cry in unison.
“Very well, when you return triumphantly, I will grant you a lot of rewards.” Leng Yue nodded slightly, but when he said the last sentence, he turned his gaze on Liu Ming and the other 9 people.
“We will live up to the high hopes of city lord!” Liu Ming and the other 9 people naturally bowed and said.
“Leng Meng, you will be the leader of this team. I will let you handle this misison.” Leng Yue finally set his eyes on a Serene General in front of the phalanx and said slowly.
The man was 9 feet tall and had a lot of horns on his face. Hearing this, he immediately stepped forward and cupped his fist with a dignified expression.
When Leng Yue saw this, he smiled.
“Everyone board the ghost bat carriage immediately, the 10 guards please follow me to the main carriage!” After Leng Meng turned around, he immediately commanded loudly.
When Serene Clan soldiers of the 5 phalanxes heard the words, they immediately flew up one by one and boarded the ghost bat carriage.
Liu Ming and other 10 people didn’t dare to neglect when they heard the words. After Leng Meng and others boarded the ghost bat carriage in the center, they also flew up and stood behind Leng Meng.
The next moment, the Cold Moon City’s city lord made a gesture and pointed at the few giant beasts. Silvers lights flashed into the backs of the giant ghost beasts.
A shocking roar came from the ghost bat carriages!
The roar rushed straight into the sky. It sounded like ghost cry, but it was also similar to bird chirp.
Immediately afterward, Liu Ming only felt his feet tremble. The ghost bat carriage under him flew into the sky!
The other 4 ghost bat carriages flew up one after another. 5 giant creatures made a V formation and flew away.
Liu Ming felt that the scenery around him changed rapidly. The speed of this beast was not inferior to his sword flying!
“Everyone, this trip to Bi You City is a long way off. In addition to the original various ghost tribes and natural dangers, as far as I know, there are other major forces that coveted our tributes. Therefore, I hope you can do your best, and I believe that the city lord will also not treat you badly. In normal times, you can go in and out of the secret rooms assigned to you freely. The scenery along the way is good as well.” After flying out of Cold Moon City, Leng Meng said to Liu Ming and the other 9 people.
“Captain Leng, please rest assured! If the enemies come, we will definitely kill them all!” the muscular man, who controlled the giant ape, had the highest cultivation level among Liu Ming and others, so he replied loudly after Leng Meng said.
The rest also spoke in agreement.
Although Liu Ming did not speak, he looked as usual. Bi Yan was indifferent.
Seeing this, Leng Meng nodded and continued to control the ghost bat carriage.
Except for leaving 20 soldiers at the back of the ghost bat carriage, most of the people returned to their secret rooms.
In the following months, they went according to the plan and went through 3 teleportation arrays. It was smooth sailing along the journey.
Liu Ming spent most of the time in his secret room, but every few days, he would come out to get some air and take a look at where he was now.
It could be a coincidence. Bi Yan also often appeared when Liu Ming walked out of the secret room, and he would chat with Liu Ming from time to time.
Since Bi Yan was very talkative and was very familiar with the Serene Water Region, they went along with each other well.
From Bi Yan’s words, Liu Ming also learned a lot of secrets about the deepest underworld. Bi Yan was also very enthusiastic. He even invited Liu Ming to visit his cave house after arriving at Bi You City.
Liu Ming looked as usual on the surface, but he raised a little bit of vigilance in his mind.
3 months passed in the blink of an eye.
This day, Liu Ming was meditating quietly in the secret room, then the beast carriage stopped slowly.
Liu Ming opened his eyes with a hint of vigilance, and he got up and walked outside.
The other beast carriages also stopped in mid-air at this moment.
Liu Ming looked forward and saw Leng Meng standing with his arms behind him, seeming to be contemplating.
Follow his gaze. in front of the team was a rolling gray mountain, which looked extremely wide and stretched to the end of the field of vision.
This mountain range was not very high, but there would be a huge valley after every certain distance as if the entire mountain range fissured under some kind of majestic external force.
Besides, there were also a lot of gray clouds floating in the mountains, looking a bit mysterious.
Liu Ming was looking at it in a trance, then footsteps approached him.
When he turned around immediately, he greeted the person who came.
The person who came was Bi Yan. He also nodded back to Liu Ming.
“Why are we stopping here?” Liu Ming slowly expressed his doubts.
“Hehe, it seems that Brother Yin is so immersed in your cultivation that you don’t even know that the mountain range is the famous dangerous place in this region, the Valley of the Underworld.” Bi Yan glanced at Liu Ming in surprise and said with a smile.
“This is the Hell Extinct Valley!”
Liu Ming was moved. He recalled some geographical books of the deepest underworld collected in Cold Moon City. It did mention the Hell Extinct Valley.
Although it was named after the valley, the area was very large. If an ordinary Real Pellet State cultivator was flying over, it would take several days to pass through it. However, there were basically no Serene Clan people willing to pass by this area.
According to rumors, this was the place where the deepest underworld and other planes had a cross-realm war a long time ago. The entire area was torn apart by those powerful cultivators, which caused the current appearance.
Others believe that this place was a small piece of debris that fell from the other planes.
But the reason why this place was known as a dangerous place was that there was a special gas in the valley called the hell extinct qi. It would erupt from time to time.
To the Serene Clan, this hell extinct qi was very terrifying. Once they touched it, they would lose all spiritual power for a period of time.
Therefore, when the Serene Clan cultivators passed through here, even if their cultivation had reached the Celestial level, they would rather spend more time avoiding it than risk their way through this place.
Liu Ming recalled this information in his mind, and he secretly felt a hint of joy.
Because after passing through the Hell Extinct Valley, it wasn’t far from the hell river where his goal was.
Maybe after passing through this area, he could secretly leave the escort team of Cold Moon City and go to the hell river.
“Captain Leng will probably choose to take a detour as well. It’s still too early to pay tribute to Serene King. But if we take a detour, there are 2 directions, east and west. If we go east, the path is relatively short, but we have to go through the Ghost Howl Plain. Many ghost creature tribes live there. They will often attack the Serene Clan cultivators. Going west is a long way, but it is rather safer. I just don’t know which direction Captain Leng will choose… Brother Yin, are you okay?” Bi Yan suddenly stopped, noticing the subtle changes in Liu Ming’s expression.
“I’m okay. I have come to the Hell Extinct Valley for the first time, so I was a little fascinated by it… What do you think Captan Leng will choose?” Liu Ming was stunned, then he immediately laughed.
“How can I know about Captain Leng’s thought, but if you let me choose, it’s safer to go west.” Bi Yan said with a sneer.
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