Wherever the wind passed, the sand rolled up as high as a hundred meters. All the nearby air was swept away, making a rumbling sound.
As soon as Liu Ming raised his hand, he immediately released a gray flying blade spiritual weapon, but it was ground into powder at the first contact with the wind sand.
In shock, Liu Ming rushed forward hurriedly.
Along the way, he had bestowed himself with a few mystic arts from time to time, but he could only barely be as fast as the rolling sand.
After he ran for more than a hundred miles in 1 breath, the sand storm behind immediately disappeared again.
Liu Ming sat on the ground immediately, and he took out an upper grade spirit stone to recharge his spiritual power. Even since he stepped into the path of cultivation, he was basically flying on cloud; when did he run on foot like this before.
After an hour of rest, he recovered the spiritual power and physical strength he had exhausted. But when he stood up and wanted to turn around and leave again, the sandstorm behind him rolled up again.
Liu Ming could only run away again, and he tried to launch spells at the sand storm, but wind blades, fireballs, and even Dragon Tiger Hell Prison were futile against it. All his attacks were absorbed by the sandstorm as if nothing happened.
In desperation, Liu Ming could only continue to run forward.
However, when he ran a hundred miles away again, he suddenly sensed a strange wave coming from the opposite side. He tried to channel his spiritual power, but he couldn’t even channel half of his spiritual power. His strength right now had plummeted from the Crystallization Period intermediate stage to the Condensation Period intermediate stage!
This time, Liu Ming was really shocked. He tried to run back a few times, but the sandstorm would surge at him immediately. He could only force himself to walk into the depth of the desert.
Even so, he still encountered several small sandstorms from time to time along the way, forcing it to run wildly several times.
This black desert was extraordinarily weird. There was no day and night here. Except it looked black on the ground, the sky above him was pale yellow all day long. If it were not for Liu Ming’s sensitivity to changes in time, it would be impossible to know whether it was day or night.
After walking in this way for another 2 days, he suddenly saw 2 faint figures walking somewhere in the desert more than 1000 meters away.
From a distance, the 2 of them looked roughly the same as Liu Ming like ordinary people. They wore a loose robe woven with white silk cloth and a white turban on their heads.
At this moment, not far behind the 2 of them, a gust of wind whizzed past, stirring up a wave of black sand at them.
They blurred and turned into fine sand, disappearing into the sand below.
The raging sandstorm whizzed past their initial spot. After a few seconds, the sandstorm went in another direction.
On the black desert, 2 piles of gravel condensed and transformed into 2 human figures. They continued to walk forward.
Liu Ming was surprised. He remembered the ancient book in the Taiqing Sect once mentioned the Sand Clan people who could turn their bodies into sand.
These Sand Clan people lived in the desert all year round. Everyone had a natural sand spiritual body when they were born.
However, the Sand Clan had disappeared from the world thousands of years ago, and no one had ever seen them again.
Unexpectedly, he encountered 2 of the Sand Clan in this strange black desert.
Liu Ming scanned with Divine Thought and found that these 2 were only at the Condensation Period early stage. After a little thought, he strode toward them.
“2 friends, please stop for a while. I accidentally strayed into this desert, but after turning around for a few days, I still can’t find a way out. I wonder if you know how to leave this place?” Liu Ming came behind them and asked loudly.
When they looked back upon hearing the voice, they were stunned slightly seeing Liu Ming’s face full of dust. After hearing that he couldn’t find a way out, they smiled at each other.
“I’m Tu La, this is my brother Tu Er.” The 2 first crossed 1 hand on their chests, then they bowed. The slightly shorter man said with a hoarse smile.
“I’m Liu Ming.” Liu Ming also did the same etiquette and replied.
“Brother Liu, people who are not familiar with this desert are really easy to get lost in it. Looking at your costume, you should be an outsider right? We always have some outsiders who got in here by chance. However, we have never left this place before, so we really don’t know about the way to leave here. We have just finished hunting and are ready to return to our tribe. Brother Liu, why not follow us back to the tribe? Maybe our grand elder will know the way out.” The other tall and muscular man smiled warmly and said.
“Then I will thank in advance.” Liu Ming nodded after hesitating for a while.
The 2 of them had very kind faces, and they seemed to be sincere in their voices. He could follow them back to their tribe to ask about this strange desert.
Even if the other party deceived him, as long as the tribe did have a powerhouse above the Real Pellet State later stage, he was quite certain that he could escape easily.
Seeing Liu Ming nodded, the 2 led Liu Ming to the west.
Liu Ming followed them along the way. He didn’t talk about himself much out of caution. He just casually chatted with them from time to time while looking for the special mark in the black desert to secretly remember the route.
About 2 hours later, Liu Ming was surprised to find that there was actually a large oasis the size of a thousand acres a few miles in front.
“Brother Liu, we are almost there. The oasis ahead is Shaman City.” Tu La looked back at Liu Ming and pointed at the oasis.
Liu Ming squinted, carefully looking at the oasis in the distance.
There was a small city that occupied ⅓ of the oasis. The surrounding walls of the city were made of black sand. They were about 80 meters tall.
Due to the distance and the taller walls, Liu Ming couldn’t see the specific situation inside the city wall, but he could see people with similar costumes as Tu La coming and going in and out of the city.
Facing the black desert, the malicious wind, the sandstorm and also the pursuit of Lie Zhentian for several days, Liu Ming’s tensed nerve finally relaxed after seeing this oasis.
At this moment, he heard the hissing sand from behind.
“Oh no, the sandstorm is coming!” Liu Ming’s expression changed, and he quickly stopped.
When traveling with the Tu brothers earlier, he heard that sand hissing was the warning for the arrival of the sandstorm.
Sure enough, not far behind, a gust of wind came from behind, pushing down one after another black sand dunes and stirring up a large black sand.
The violent wind kept rolling up waves of black sand, forming one after another black vortex.
After the sandstorm passed, one after another eye-catching huge pits could be seen.
Liu Ming rushed toward the oasis.
The Tu brothers appeared to be more calm. They chanted, and their body turned into sand. After a few flashes, they also rolled forward.
It didn’t take long before the 3 rushed to the oasis.
But the strange thing was that as soon as the sandstorm touched the edge of the oasis, it immediately disappeared.
Liu Ming saw this and couldn’t help but secretly exclaim in surprise.
A thin gatekeeper greeted them with joy when seeing the Tu brothers.
“This is…” Afterward, the goalkeeper looked at Liu Ming again, and couldn’t help asking with a puzzled face.
“This person is a foreign cultivator that we met on the way back. We plan to take him to see the grand elder in a while.” Tu La explained.
“Oh, the grand elder is at his residence. If you go now, you can still see him.” Hearing this, the gatekeeper suddenly realized, and he looked at Liu Ming with interest.
Seeing this, Tu Er took Liu Ming into the city, and Tu La talked to the man named Tu Rang about today’s harvest.
“Brother Liu, our Sand Clan is not big. We only have about 400 people. Among them, Tu and Sun are the most populated surnames. Brother Liu can go around to get familiar with the environment here. But, Brother Liu, don’t go too far. I will go to the grrand elder first. If grand elder agrees to see you, I will bring you to him.” Tu Er said with a smile to Liu Ming.
“Thank you, Brother Tu.” Liu Ming nodded slightly and thanked him again.
After Tu Er left, Liu Ming looked at the various tribes in the city.
The houses in the Sand Clan were quite different from the buildings of ordinary human cultivator. Most of them were like tents that were supported by stone pillars made of sand and stone. The height was about 30 meters tall.
The people who come and go here were all dressed in the costume of the Sand Clan. Most of them exuded an atmosphere above the Condensation Period, and a few of them had the spiritual pressure of the Crystallization Period.
Liu Ming saw that their appearance was very natural as if their strength was not suppressed at all; he couldn’t help being surprised secretly.
At this moment, a girl exuding the aura of the Crystallization Period walked out of a luxurious tent and walked in the direction of Liu Ming.
As soon as this sand girl appeared, she immediately attracted Liu Ming’s attention. He immediately sized her up.
This woman was about 17 years old. She was wearing a snow-white tunic; she had a slender waist that was exposed; her face was covered by a transparent white gauze, revealing only a pair of watery eyes. She gave a sense of tranquility like a mountain spring flowing through one’s mind which was very different from all the women Liu Ming had seen before.
TL: Will the grand elder know how to get out of this black desert?
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