The following journey was smooth. There was a wide green stone road that seemed to be leading to the center of the palace.
However, there were many puppets along the way. How did they dare to take the main road? They had to search along the winding small roads while slowly moving forward.
In a blink of an eye, half a day had passed, Liu Ming and Sha Chuer had searched almost half of the ruins, but they still found nothing.
Under a building outside the palace of the ruins center, they were talking in a low voice.
“We have searched almost the entire ruins. It seems that we can only go to the inside of the central palace.” Sha Chuer looked at the tall palace in the center of the ruins and said hesitantly.
“The great elder also told me before that if we can’t find the core components in the ruins, then the only place we can find them is the center palace. However, great elder said that your clan has never gone in due to the oath. Does Miss Sha know anything about it?” Liu Ming asked.
“This… according to the ancient documents in the clan, the central palace is where the Puppet Emperor lived and cultivated daily, but not long after he died, the enchantment fluctuations inside and outside the temple disappeared for some reason. Just be careful, it should be fine. Otherwise, the great elder will never let Brother Liu venture into it.” Sha Chuer hesitated slightly and said slowly.
“En, I really can’t see any enchantment from the outside, but just to be safe, I need to test it personally. Otherwise, a casual enchantment left by the Mystic Comprehending State powerhouse can easily erase my existence.” Liu Ming turned his head and solemnly looked at the palace in the distance.
“Okay, as long as Brother Liu doesn’t destroy the palace, you can do whatever you want, but I can’t go in with you.” Sha Chuer didn’t object to him at all.
“Very well, just wait here for a while, Miss Sha. I’ll go and take a look.” Liu Ming nodded and said.
At this time, Sha Chuer’s aura was extremely weak, so she knew that she couldn’t go any closer to the main palace. She just gave a few words of advice.
Liu Ming then strode toward the palace.
After getting closer, Liu Ming could see the 1000 meters tall palace. It was made from black sand. It looked completely new.
For some reason, Liu Ming always felt a faint light flowing on the surface of the palace, but when he tried to see clearly, there was nothing there instead.
Outside the palace, dozens of thick stone pillars were evenly arranged. Each stone pillar needed a few people to be completely surrounded, and its material was black stone.
The palace was magnificent and huge, but the entrance was very strange. There were two black stone doors that were tightly closed, and the width could only allow 2 people to pass side by side.
“The taste of this Southern Puppet Emperor is really extraordinary…” Liu Ming murmured in his mind. After taking a closer look outside the hall, he threw a silver talisman at the door.
The silver talisman immediately turned into a cloud of flames and smashed on the stone door, and it instantly burst into a dozen silver runes. After scattering around the door, the blast dissipated silently.
Seeing this, Liu Ming frowned. He made a gesture and chanted, then he spouted a patch of blood.
“Bang“, the blood essence instantly spread into a faint blood mist. Under the control of Liu Ming, it suddenly turned into a vague blood-colored array that flashed into the door.
Liu Ming kept changing gestures, and a layer of blood qi was looming on his face. He seemed to be channeling some kind of mystic art.
After a while, there was a muffled sound on the door. The blood-colored array that had disappeared before appeared again intact. It was imprinted at the door.
“There is really not the slightest response to enchantment fluctuations. It seems that all the enchantments inside have been shut down. If this is the case, it is worthwhile to venture into it.” Liu Ming stopped his gesture, then he murmured to himself.
A place where a Mystic Comprehending State powerhouse lived before and probably passed away, even Liu Ming couldn’t help feeling excited.
After hesitating for a while, Liu Ming finally made a decision. He took out a tattered yellow talisman, flicked them, and tapped his forehead with a finger.
“Poof“, the yellow talisman blurred and transformed into a 10 meters tall golden armor soldier that resembled Liu Ming. The armor soldier launched both punches quickly.
It was the yellow turban soldier.
Liu Ming controlled the yellow turban soldier to walk toward the door, put both hands on it and exert force.
A creaking sound slowly sounded.
The seemingly heavy stone door was slowly pushed open with ease, and a moist atmosphere with a slight musty smell immediately gushed out from the gate.
Liu Ming squinted and saw everything behind the door clearly.
It was dark behind the door, and there seemed to be a black tunnel that looked very neat.
After Liu Ming stayed on the spot for a while, he found that the tunnel behind was quiet and nothing unusual. He then took a deep breath and walked over.
At this time, the golden armor soldier walked in first, and it maintained the distance of 80 meters between Liu Ming.
However, the moment Liu Ming stepped onto the black tunnel at the same time, there was a fluctuation under his feet. A 100 meters light array appeared without any signs, shrouding Liu Ming and the golden armor soldier in it.
Liu Ming was shocked and wanted to retreat without thinking.
His body hit an invisible barrier at the edge of the light array, making him impossible to leave the red light array at all.
Liu Ming groaned and struck the invisible barrier with a golden long sword, but before the attack was connected, he and the golden armor soldier were teleported to a pitch black space.
Liu Ming could see nothing in the surroundings.
His Divine Thought was shut off completely as well.
The only thing that comforted Liu Ming was that he was still standing on solid ground.
Just as Liu Ming took a deep breath, intending to illuminate the space with light from his hand, a faint fluctuation swept past him.
Liu Ming immediately noticed in shock that most of the spiritual power was stagnant, and he could no longer use it at will.
Could it be that an isolated space in this palace? Without spiritual power and Divine Thought, he was no different from a mortal. How did he face the following danger?
A fierce light flashed in Liu Ming’s eyes. He shouted furiously as a layer of black gas emerged. 4 black mist dragons and 4 black mist tigers appeared behind him. He wanted to forcibly channel the Dragon Tiger Hell Prison to try to break through the enchantment.
In the darkness ahead, a slightly surprised voice suddenly came out.
“Dragon Tiger Hell Prison, so you are a Taiqing Sect disciple. You did a good job in training your body. No, the aura of your bones… This is the Hell Bone Secret!” The voice coming out of the darkness was crisp and sweet, but it was rather strange as it resounded in this empty and quiet space.
Liu Ming was stunned to hear that.
I learned the Hell Bone Secret very secretly. After I advanced to the Condensation Period, I cultivated the Dragon Tiger Hell Prison, so the aura of the Hell Bone Secret should have been concealed.
Even the elders and the peak masters of the Taiqing Sect didn’t notice this. Who is this person hiding in the dark? He sees through my Hell Bone Secret with just a glance?
These thoughts flashed in his mind, then he ignored them. No matter what, let’s break through this enchantment first!
Liu Ming immediately ignored the sound in the dark and continued to channel the Dragon Tiger Hell Prison.
At this moment, 2 cold palms suddenly stretched out silently from the darkness and pressed Liu Ming’s shoulders quickly. A mighty force surged onto his body.
Liu Ming only felt as if he was being held down by a large mountain. His face turned purple; he couldn’t move at all.
Liu Ming was horrified!
With his tyrannical physical body, he couldn’t resist the huge power coming from the cold palms.
At this moment, a few palm taps sounded!
The dark space suddenly brightened, and a white halo shone from the top of his head. Liu Ming squinted slightly before he could see the surroundings clearly.
A huge hall the size of a few acres appeared in front.
Liu Ming found himself standing in the center of the hall. A white jade high platform was directly opposite, and a vermilion coral seat was placed on the white jade high platform.
Sitting above the seat was a girl who looked less than 6 years old. The pair of bright black and white eyes were looking up and down Liu Ming.
The girl was wearing a scarlet embroidered gown; half of her small arms were exposed, revealing a faint silver metallic luster.
This girl turned out to be a vivid puppet. Her lips slightly opened. She was obviously the one who spoke.
Liu Ming turned his head with difficulty and saw that the one holding his shoulders was another golden puppet that was as tall as a person. Its entire body was golden with strange runes covering his body. Although it wasn’t huge, the palms holding Liu Ming’s shoulders were as heavy as mountains, making him unable to move at all.
TL: A girl puppet? Could it be that the Puppet Emperor had transferred ‘his’ mind to this puppet?
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