Liu Ming’s eyes showed a hint of surprise. This old man in a black robe, who was also at the Condensation Period later stage, was much more casual when facing Han Ye than other Crystallization Period elders in the Sunset Tribe.
“Mr. Liu, let me introduce you. This is Elder Bai Wen, the totem master of our Sunset Tribe. These 2 are friends from the Middle Sky Continent.” Patriarch Han Ye said to the old man in a black robe and didn’t seem to care about his indifferent attitude.
“I don’t care where they come from. This is the forbidden area of our Sunset Tribe. It’s better for idlers to leave earlier.” The old man in a black robe glanced at Liu Ming and Qian Ruping, then he said bluntly.
Hearing this, Liu Ming still showed a calm look.
Seeing this, the old man in a black robe turned his eyes with anger. When he was about to say something more, Han Ye said,
“Elder Bai Wen, don’t be angry. These 2 friends are our distinguished guests, and they know a little about totem mystic arts. That’s why I bring them here to observe.”
“You 2 are also totem masters?” When the old man in a black robe heard this, his anger subsided a little. He glanced at Liu Ming suspiciously.
“I just slightly know about totem mystic arts, not as good as Rupin.” Liu Ming smiled slightly and glanced at Qian Rupin beside him.
Only then did the old man in a black robe set his eyes on Qian Rupin with a hint of surprise.
Ever since Qian Rupin came in, her eyes had never looked away from the totem pillars on the altar. She only reacted when she heard Liu Ming’s words, She said with a shy expression,
“Patriarch Han, can I go a little closer?”
“Of course.” Han Ye nodded without hesitation.
After finishing speaking, Han Ye made an eye gesture to the old man in a black robe.
Although the old man in a black robe showed a persistent face, he still stepped aside. However, he was still looking at Qian Rupin with suspicion.
Qian Rupin smiled at Han Ye, expressed her thanks, and walked up to the altar.
Liu Ming’s gaze also shifted to the 5 purple pillars on the altar and began to examine them carefully.
But besides the spirit patterns on the surface of these 5 purple pillars, there was also a strange-looking beastkin statue crouching on each of the tops, which looked like a horse and a rhinoceros. It was similar to what Liu Ming saw in the Middle Sky Continent’s southern wilderness. The totem pillars here were more profound.
Liu Ming understood it immediately. This mystic art of borrowing power from the beastkin totem was what beastkin was good at. This Savage Wild Continent was the place where beastkin originated, so those totem arts in the Middle Sky Continent’s southern wilderness were very likely to come from this Savage Wild Continent.
At the same time, Qian Rupin had already walked to a position less than 3 meters away from the altar. She carefully observed the nearest totem pillar.
In the following time, she went one by one. It took her half an hour to check all 5 pillars carefully.
Liu Ming had long been used to Qian Rupin’s concentration when studying arrays, and Han Ye’s patience was also very good. He had not shown any signs of impatience from the beginning to the end, but the old man in a black robe was a little impatient. Since the patriarch made the order, he couldn’t say much.
“The totem mystic arts of your tribe are really exquisite. They are different from the enchantments of our human race, but both have their strengths.” Qian Rupin bowed to Patriarch Han Ye and said with a smile.
“Miss Qi can understand the mysteries of our totem arts?” Han Ye said with some surprise.
He brought them here not because he thought they could understand beastkin’s totem mystic arts, but he had other plans in mind.
“I dare not say that I have seen it very thoroughly, but the totem mystic arts and the way of enchantments are essentially the same. They both try to gather the spirit of the surrounding world and generate various offensive and defensive functions. According to my observation, the your totem mystic arts should be a purely defensive totem, and it also has some illusion effects that disrupt one’s mind. Am I right?” Qian Rupin said with a smile.
Han Ye’s eyes flashed when he heard this, but he didn’t speak. The old man in a black robe standing beside him had his eyes wide open. He revealed a serious expression.
“Haha, Miss Qian is indeed an array master. No wonder Mr. Liu praises you so much in this.” Patriarch Han Ye looked at Liu Ming and suddenly said with a laugh.
“Patriarch has overpraised.” Qian Rupin replied with her head slightly lowered.
“Since Miss Qian has some insights in arrays, can you give some pointers to our totem array?” Patriarch Han Ye said with a smile.
The old man in a black robe’s face changed when he heard this, but when he was about to speak, he met Han Ye’s faint eyes. He felt cold suddenly, rendering him speechless immediately.
Qian Rupin looked at Liu Ming. After getting an affirmation, she smiled and said, “I can try. There are indeed some problems in the connection between the five totem pillars…”
Qian Rupin pointed out some weaknesses of Sunset Tribe’s totem array in a soft voice. Every word was straight to the core.
The old man in a black robe was still a little dissatisfied at first, but after a quarter of an hour, he was full of admiration toward Qian Rupin and he listened obediently.
“The problems that Miss Qian pointed out just now are so incisive that you really admire me. Do you know how to solve these problems?” Han Ye looked at Qian Rupin with reverence. He cupped his fist and asked.
“This… This is my first time in contact with this kind of beastkin totem mystic arts, so I can only try my best. I can’t guarantee that I can solve these problems.” Qian Rupin hesitated for a while, then she heard Liu Ming’s sound transmission. She said so.
“Okay, Miss Qian just does your best. If you need help, just ask Elder Bai Wen.” Han Ye said immediately.
“Alright then.” Qian Rupin glanced at Liu Ming and nodded.
Although the Sunset Tribe suffered little damage from the beastkin assault, the atmosphere in the valley became extremely tense. There were 3 times more people patrolling around than before.
A figure flew in from the city walls at the valley entrance and landed in front of the main hall in the center of the tribe. It was Han Xin.
He stepped into the hall, then he walked out with a frown after a while.
“Have you seen father?” Han Xin asked a guard outside the main hall.
“Reporting to young master, patriarch just brought the 2 human cultivators into the Totem Castle.” The guard replied hastily.
Han Xin was stunned when he heard the words.
At this moment, the purple light beam shot out from the high platform in the center of the valley flickered suddenly. There was a rumbling loud noise from it.
The purple barrier above the valley also fluctuated violently with water ripples. The momentum was astonishing.
The beastkins of the Sunset Tribe were astounded. They all looked in the direction of the Totem Castle. Some Crystallization Period elders even flew over from all over the valley.
But the castle was closed, so these people could only watch.
“What is going on?”
A white-haired beastkin old man with pointy ears looked at the purple light beam that was still flickering and oscillating above the castle and asked the others.
The others were also looking at each other at a loss.
At this moment, an escape light came from the main hall and revealed Han Xin’s figure in a flash.
“Young master!” Several elders hurriedly bowed.
Han Xin bowed back, looked at the closed gate and frowned.
“Young master, do you know what happened? Could it be something wrong with the totem pillars?” The beastkin old man who spoke earlier asked.
“I’m not very clear either, but I just learned that my father brought the 2 human cultivators into the castle.” Han Xin said with a twinkle in his eyes.
The people present were all stunned when they heard the words.
“Why did the patriarch bring 2 outsiders in? Could it be the 2 human cultivators who caused this? Are they intending to harm our tribe!” The beastkin old man said in shock.
When the others heard this, their faces turned gloomy.
“Probably not. If Mr. Liu wanted to harm us, he would not have saved me in the first place. Besides, since Father brought them into the castle, he must have his plans. Let’s wait and see.” Han Xin pondered for a moment and said so.
When other people heard the words, some nodded noncommittally, but some still looked worried.
But no one left. More and more people gathered here.
The change of the purple light beam over the castle lasted for a full quarter of an hour before stabilizing. The purple light beam that rose into the sky was thicker than before, and the purple barrier over the valley was obviously much thicker.
The gate opened slowly, and 3 figures came out from inside. It was Han Ye, Liu Ming, and Qian Rupin.
Han Ye had a smile on his face. There was a hint of excitement on his face. Liu Ming looked calm, but Qian Rupin looked a little pale.
“Father, what happened just now?” Han Xin flew over, glanced at Liu Ming and Qian Ruping, and asked softly.
“Hehe, you don’t need to panic. Just now, I asked Miss Qian to check the defensive totem array. Miss Qian is an array master. After her wonderful skills, the totem array has improved a lot. I believe we can get through this beastkin tide safely.” Patriarch Han Ye waved his hand at the crowd and said with a laugh.
The people present were shocked when they heard the words, and they all turned their eyes to Qian Rupin.
Seeing this, Qian Rupin seemed to be taken aback. She subconsciously moved slightly behind Liu Ming.
“Okay, everything is fine. You all can disperse now. I have important matters to discuss with the 2 distinguished guests.” Seeing this, Han Ye hastily gave another order.
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Thanks for the chapter KING-KONG! Dang, a genius indeed.
Thanks For Chapter Nano Desu
I thought he would try and convince them to fight but at least this way everyone seems to have gotten something
Thanks for the chapter~~