As he looked deeper, he realized that the closer the buildings were to the center, the less damaged they were.
In the deepest part of this ruin, he could faintly see a majestic and primitive palace.
However, the main hall inside was not as luxurious as the outer city, and the materials looked very ordinary.
“Brother Liu, let’s go.” Sha Chuer should have been here before; her expression was very calm.
Liu Ming immediately followed up hearing that.
After entering the edge of the ruins a few steps, Sha Chuer’s expression suddenly changed. She grabbed Liu Ming and quickly hid behind a broken wall.
As Liu Ming was about to ask, he immediately remained quiet after looking around.
More than a thousand meters away, there was the sound of heavy footsteps. A puppet warrior that was as tall as a person gradually came out from behind a wall.
Liu Ming stared attentively. This puppet was dressed in golden armor with an amethyst helmet. The 2 red lights lit up in its eyes were like 2 burning red flames.
Puppet’s head was slowly turning in all directions without stopping, then it slowly went behind another dilapidated house.
“This is the outermost puppet. Don’t worry, its detection range is only about 400 meters. It can’t find us.” Sha Chuer said with a sigh of relief after seeing the human-shaped puppet clearly.
When the puppet warrior walked away, the 2 continued their journey toward the depths of the ruins.
“There were almost a dozen different puppets in the ruins. In addition to the human-shaped puppet we just met, there are also some animal-shaped puppets that are basically moving all around in the ruins. They will not hesitate when they encounter an intruder. When my people came here before, they also suffered a lot.” Sha Chuer walked forward cautiously while explaining in a low voice.
Liu Ming nodded. Regarding this point, the great elder had also mentioned it yesterday.
“The puppets’ habits and attack methods are different here, but since they are puppets, they naturally have weaknesses…” Sha Chuer introduced some puppets here in detail. Liu Ming remembered it in his mind while listening.
While they were talking, the 2 turned around a corner.
“Huh?” Liu Ming stopped suddenly, walked to the side and picked up something.
This thing was a black arm of 10 meters long. It was covered with a lot of black dust. He felt a bit chilly holding it in his hand.
“This should be the arm of an ape puppet. There are many puppet fragments in the surrounding ruins, so it’s nothing surprising.” Sha Chuer glanced at it casually and said indifferently.
Liu Ming shrugged and kept him aside.
At this moment, a buzzing sound suddenly came out in the sky not far from the two of them.
Liu Ming looked up at the source of the sound, and he saw a green bird puppet diving down at them in the sky.
This strange bird puppet was green with a pair of red eyes and bat-like wings. The wings were 40 meters long when stretched. The most obvious feature was its 1 meter long beak and the sawtooth and barbs on the side of the beak. It looked ferocious. Although it was just a puppet, it was not much different from the ordinary bird beastkin.
“Oh no, I only care about the puppet on the ground; I forgot about the green stone bird!” When Sha Chuer saw the puppet, she suddenly shouted and condensed a black sand blade in her hand.
“Oh, is this puppet very powerful?” Liu Ming didn’t show much difference. Obviously, he didn’t have any idea about this green stone bird.
As Sha Chuer was about to answer, the green bird was already in front of them.
When the girl waved the sand blade, Liu Ming had already spouted the small golden sword at the strange bird.
The giant bird puppet flashed past the 2 immediately in half, and fell heavily to the ground. It could no longer move.
The white core in the middle of the puppet collapsed as soon as the sword light swept past it.
“How did you slash open this green stone bird puppet like this?” Seeing this, Sha Chuer next to him couldn’t help being dumbfounded; she even didn’t know the sand blade in her hand had turned into sand.
“Why, is there anything weird?” Liu Ming raised his hand to recall the flying sword and asked rhetorically.
Sha Chuer didn’t answer immediately, but she suddenly took a deep breath. She condensed another sand blade and struck at the bird puppet.
Only a golden green mark of an inch was left on the puppet; it didn’t get slashed into half.
“This green stone bird puppet is made from the unique golden green sand in the depths of the holy land. It is extremely hard and can be ranked in the top 3 in the puppets at the peripheral of the ruins. Our Sand Clan’s sand blade can even slash open the sand jackal, but it can’t do any damage to this puppet.” Sha Chuer said very solemnly, and she looked at Liu Ming with a strange gaze.
In yesterday’s battle, although she was shocked that Liu Ming could slay the giant sand beast alone, she didn’t witness this herself. She had only a vague impression of Liu Ming’s strength.
Now that Liu Ming easily eliminated this green stone bird puppet, she only refreshed her impression of Liu Ming’s power.
“It’s nothing. I’m a sword cultivator, and this Void Sword is sharper than the ordinary flying sword, so I can do this.” Liu Ming smiled slightly and explained briefly.
“I have also heard from the great elder that the attack method of the sword cultivator out there is far more powerful than the cultivators of the same level. This seems really true. I think there maybe be many powerful cultivators out there like Brother Liu. I really hope that I can see the outside world myself, and I can fulfill my mother’s last wish.” Sha Chuer sighed when she heard this; an inexplicable sadness flashed in her bright eyes.
“If Miss Sha really wants to go to the outside world, didn’t great elder have a way?” Liu Ming asked with a move in his mind.
“There is a way, but our ancestors made a heavy oath back then. The descendants of the Sand Clan can’t leave this place before the true master of this holy appears.” Sha Chuer shook her head and replied.
“True master?” Liu Ming frowned slightly.
“Yes, there is a legend that the Holy Land will choose its owner again someday. But this is a legend that has been passed down tens of thousands of years ago. No one knows whether it is true or false, but the elders of the past have firmly believed in this. “Sha Chuer replied with a wry smile.
“Oh. Damn, another puppet is coming, let’s leave quickly.” Liu Ming first showed a thoughtful expression, but he immediately said with shock.
In the distance, there really were heavy footsteps.
Sha Chuer naturally nodded and agreed, and she walked in the other direction first.
On the following journey, the 2 became more cautious. The closer they were to the center of the ruins, the wandering puppets around gradually became more and more.
As a result, they still encountered some puppets from time to time and went into fights.
“Boom“, Liu Ming’s fist covered in black gas pierced through the chest of a wolf-shaped puppet. A gray crystal stone was caught in his hand.
The wolf-shaped puppet immediately collapsed to the ground.
Sha Chuer took back the sand wrapped around the puppet. Her pretty face turned slightly pale. Although her spiritual power was not suppressed by Odd Desert, she still couldn’t keep up with the continuous battles.
“Do you want to take a break?” Liu Ming crashed the gray crystal stone with a little force.
Although the flying sword was unstoppable, it consumed a lot of spiritual power to use in this place, so Liu Ming simply used his physical strength to crush the puppets later on.
“Don’t worry about me, we are almost at the center of the ruins.” Sha Chuer forced a smile.
The closer to the center of the ruins, the paler this woman’s face became; her aura also weakened at the same time.
It seemed that the great elder really didn’t lie that the center of the palace was a forbidden place to the Sand Clan people.
Liu Ming glanced around again.
At this point, the nearby buildings seemed to be relatively intact. There were mostly black stone houses with strange styles that arranged in a mess.
Most of the doors of the stone house were open, and there were many strange runes inscribed on the door.
After Liu Ming carefully identified them, they should be some ancient enchantments. All of which looked dim and dull, and some doors were forcibly damaged.
Around the stone house, there were some incomplete puppet wreckages scattering around; there were arms, legs, and half of the body. Most of them were covered by black sand. Obviously, they were there a long time ago.
From all of this, traces of intense battles could be seen vaguely.
“Did the Sand Clan people do these?” Liu Ming asked with a half-smile, pointing to the mark on the door.
“This ruin is the forbidden area of our Sand Clan. Although we will also come here to find some puppet parts, we will not damage the houses here.” Sha Chuer said with a solemn face.
“Please forgive my rudeness.” Liu Ming replied apologetically.
Since it was not done by the Sand Clan people, it was possible that the foreign cultivators like him before broke into here and fought fiercely with the guardian puppets.
Next, the 2 quickly gathered in the nearby area for a while, inspected more than a dozen stone houses, and found a lot of puppet remains, but they did not find parts similar to the giant bronze puppet.
“Miss Sha, we encountered a lot of puppets along the way, but why there isn’t any giant puppet?.” When the two walked out of a stone chamber empty-handed, Liu Ming asked with a frown.
“Although the giant puppet is not the most powerful puppet in the ruins, it is one of the few puppets that the Sand Clan can control. The number is very small, and it is said that there are not many in the entire ruins. It depends on our luck whether we find the relevant core components?” Sha Chuer was also a little worried, but she quickly replied.
After the 2 got nothing, they could only continue to move to the depths of the ruins.
TL: Will Liu Ming break the curse of the Sand Clan people and become the owner of this holy land?
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