Fortunately, the girl really didn’t lie to him. These puppets were really imprisoned here by some kind of mystic art. They were motionless like lifelike sculptures
Nevertheless, Liu Ming, who had always been cautious, always observed the surrounding situation along the way for fear that the girl’s plan would fail and these puppets would be activated.
After half an hour, Liu Ming finally came outside a certain side palace hall shown on the map.
The 2 doors of the side hall seemed to be hidden, and a ray of light was shown from the crack on the door.
Liu Ming quickly made a gesture, trying to detect the situation inside first. At this moment, a woman’s voice sounded faintly.
“Since the Southern Puppet Emperor sent you here, what are you still being sneaky there? Come in!”
When Liu Ming heard this, he was shocked.
“It’s bad, did the enchantment fail?” He thought about it involuntarily.
Before he could make any more movements, a burst of air surged behind him. It was mixed with the ear-piercing sound of metallic friction.
Liu Ming hurriedly looked back. A gust of violent sand wind rolled against him.
Liu Ming’s face changed drastically. Before he could think, a black gas rolled out from his hand, opening the door of the side hall. Then he hid into the side hall.
As soon as he entered, the violent wind behind him stopped abruptly and disappeared. The sound of metallic collision also disappeared as if nothing had happened before.
“Oh no, it’s illusion.”
Liu Ming’s heart was stunned. When he wanted to retreat, the 2 doors behind him closed tightly.
“Since you have come in, you can answer my question now.” In the middle of the side hall, a woman in green palace costume with average facial features and slightly thick eyebrows was sitting on a wooden chair with her head down. When she saw Liu Ming coming in, she was looked up and said lightly.
As Liu Ming heard this, he didn’t answer her, but he looked around quickly.
This side hall was not too big. Except for a dozen puppets of varying heights in the surroundings. There was nothing else in the hall.
According to the girl’s previous statement, this woman in palace costume was naturally the spiritual puppet.
She did not seem to be in a very good situation. Under her wooden chair, a 10 meters huge dark green array was clearly visible. The woman only opened her lips to speak, and she could not move at all under her neck; she seemed to be trapped by the enchantment.
In this way, it should not be difficult to kill it.
After Liu Ming thought for a split second, he took out the spirit shattering dagger and walked toward the woman.
“I know that you are an outsider, and I can guess what Qing Ling had told you. When you stepped into this palace, I also thought of teleporting you in the same way, but this bitch was 1 step ahead of me. Otherwise, you should be bringing my Ice Soul Sword to her.” The woman in green palace costume sighed and said slowly. She didn’t look panic at all.
However, Liu Ming just walked over with a blank face as if he didn’t hear her.
“That bitch must have told you that she is the sub-soul of the Southern Puppet Emperor and I’m just a rebellious spiritual puppet, but what if I tell you that she is the spiritual puppet and I’m the sub-soul? What choice will you make?” The woman in green palace costume said with a smile suddenly.
Liu Ming’s pupils shrank slightly hearing this, and his steps finally slowed down.
“That bitch Qing Ling is the spiritual puppet, and the benefits she offers are nothing. If you can help me get rid of her in turn, I can accept you as a direct disciple and teach you the puppet technique that I conquered the entire southern wilderness when I control the entire space treasure. I can even boost you to the Real Pellet State and Celestial State easily.” The woman in green palace costume continued to speak calmly. Although her tone was very flat, her words were full of irresistible temptation.
“Help me to advance to the Real Pellet State and even Celestial State?” Liu Ming finally stopped and spoke to the woman.
“Yes, as long as I can control this space treasure and restore my past strength, it is just a matter of time to help you increase your cultivation.” The woman in green palace costume said with her eyes flashing slightly.
After Liu Ming thought on the spot, he said faintly after a long while,
“If you can really make an oath, it’s not that I can’t consider this matter, but before that, I still have one condition.
“What is the condition? Just tell me!” The woman in green palace costume asked without hesitation.
“My condition is… to kill you!”
Liu Ming, who seemed to be hesitant, suddenly shouted and stomped the ground simultaneously. He blasted forward like an arrow. His movement was so swift that he had already stabbed toward the woman in green palace costume in a few blinks.
Facing Liu Ming’s abrupt movement, instead of showing any shocked expression, the woman in the palace costume suddenly chuckled. She just said “fall”.
In an instant, the woman in palace costume suddenly released 2 white lights in her eyes. There were countless tiny white runes faintly emerging from her eyes.
As soon as Liu Ming looked into the white lights of the woman’s eyes, his head suddenly felt dizzy with a buzz; his limbs even became weak.
The dagger, which was already about half a foot away from the woman’s abdomen, stopped with a tremor.
“Arh, it’s illusion!”
Liu Ming couldn’t look away from the woman. He desperately channeled his mental power to keep him awake, then he took out the Soul Lock from the Sumeru Ring, trying to resist this illusion.
“You spent so much effort to come here, don’t you feel tired? You should take a good rest…” The woman in the palace costume was surprised that Liu Ming didn’t fall to the ground immediately, but then she said with a gentle voice.
Liu Ming, who felt more and more dizzy, only saw the vague figures of the woman after hearing this voice that seemed to come from a far distance. A sense of sleepiness surged into his head; he could no longer maintain the Soul Lock.
Liu Ming was horrified. He knew that if he really fell into this illusion, there would be no way out. He bit his tongue and spat out a blood mist.
The blood mist spun, turned into a few bloody runes and flashed into Liu Ming’s body.
Liu Ming’s cloudy eyes suddenly became sober for a few minutes. After making another roar, his hands and feet trembled slightly.
Seeing this, the woman in green palace costume woman finally couldn’t hide the surprise on her face. She immediately said with a cold snort,
“Ordinary people will lose consciousness in an instant when they are caught in my illusion. I didn’t expect you who are only at the Crystallization Period cultivation base to be able to hold until now. Hmph, it is just a second longer. Now, go to sleep!”
As soon as the voice sounded, her eyes burst into white light.
“Swoosh“, a golden rune was launched from her mouth at Liu Ming’s forehead.
Suddenly, a thick layer of golden light enveloped Liu Ming, and his trembled slightly as well.
Liu Ming seemed to feel something shattered in his mind, then he fainted right away.
But at the moment when the last trace of sanity drifted away from him, he vaguely smelled a sandalwood scent; it was very strong and pleasant to smell; the surroundings were very quiet…
“Husband, don’t scare me! Wake up, wake up!”
In a somewhat old wooden house, a plainly dressed, ordinary-looking woman was sitting on the bed with an anxious face. She was gently shaking a handsome, scholar-dressed middle-aged man who lay on the bed.
At this moment, the man was closing his eyes tightly; his cheeks were slightly red; the sweat dripping from his forehead had already soaked the edge of the bed.
At this time, an eight-year-old child, holding a tub of cold water, hurriedly entered the house.
“Mother, I brought the water, is dad awake yet? Do you want me to ask Hu Langzhong from the next village to check his pulse?” The boy put the tub on the table, pulled the clothes of the woman, and said softly.
“It’s not the first time your father fainted. Hu Langzhong had also checked last time, but he couldn’t tell what the disease was. As a result, he took 3 hours to wake up. Haiz, we don’t have more money to ask Hu Langzhong for treatment.” The woman pursed her somewhat chapped lips and said with a sigh.
Immediately afterward, she stood up, came to the table, pick up the basin, and poured the water on the man with the wooden ladle.
“Swoosh” sound, the man suddenly sat up from the bed, opened his eyes, and shook his head.
“Father, you are awake!”
Seeing this, the boy suddenly showed joy. He ran to the bed and hugged the man’s arm.
The man stretched out a hand, touched the boy’s head, turned to look at the woman, and said softly,
“Lian Xi, did I faint again? How long has it been?”
“Feng’er, you go out first, I have something to say to your father.” The woman’s eyes were flushed. After the man said so, he came to the bedside as well.
“Yes, mother.” After the boy nodded sensibly, he took the wooden basin on the table, walked out, and gently closed the door.
“Husband, I know that you study hard every day in order to gain fame, but you study so hard day and night, I’m afraid that your body will collapse before the examination.” The woman lowered her head and said with a sad look. There were tears in her eyes.
TL: Hmmm, what a strange illusion this is. So, who is the sub-soul and who is the spiritual puppet?
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