But in the wooden house, except for Liu Ming’s own echo, there was no sound at all.
“Lian Xi! Feng’er!”
Liu Ming turned and left the wooden house. He dashed toward his own paddy field somewhat desperately, shouting loudly as he ran.
After 10 minutes, in a paddy field behind the village.
“Er Gou, why are you plowing the land in my house? Where are Lian Xi and Feng’er?” Liu Ming grabbed a thin man and yelled.
“Liu San, don’t you feel ashamed asking this? You have been away from home for 10 years. I don’t know what life you spent in the county town, but you are really ruthless to let your wife and son wait for you here with a tough life.” The thin man pushed Liu Ming away and said coldly.
“Er Gou, what do you mean? Why are you plowing my land? Where are Lian Xi and Feng’er? Tell me now!” Liu Ming asked anxiously.
“What what do you mean, Lian Xi died 4 years ago because of overwork. And your son Liu Feng, a year ago, when the government recruited soldiers in the village, they took him away. Before he left, he handed this land to me.” The thin man replied truthfully.
“Impossible, you must be lying to me. I receive letters from Feng’er every year. He and Lian Xi are all well, how could this be? Tell me, what is the purpose of you lying to me? Did you snatch my land and chase away my wife and son? Say it!.” Liu Ming stepped forward again excitedly, grabbed the thin man’s clothes, and asked angrily.
“Official Liu, Tanhua Liu, you are now a government official. How dare I lie to you? Everyone in the village knows about this. If you don’t believe me, go and ask them yourself.” The thin man pushed Liu Ming away again, stroked his sleeves, stopped talking, turned around and picked up the tool, and continued to work.
Hearing this, Liu Ming stepped back with dull eyes, then he staggered and fell into the field.
“Impossible, this is impossible!”
After a while, Liu Ming got up and ran toward the village again.
On the way, he fell down several times. His nose was bruised and his face was swollen, but he didn’t care about the pain. He got up, waved his hands in despair, and continued to run forward.
A month later, on a hill outside Village Liu; in front of a barren grave, a man with tousled hair and a tattered black robe was kneeling on his knees with a crying face. He was tightly holding 2 letters in his hand. His nails were deeply embedded in his flesh, and the blood stained a corner of the letter paper.
The first letter, he found it in the only cabinet in the wooden house. It was written by his son 5 years ago.
“Father, mother has been working hard for these years and has become ill, but she didn’t let me tell you. You have been away for 5 years and have never come back to see us. Are fame and fortune really so important? Mother said that getting fame is father’s wish in this life. Even if it costs her own life, she hopes to fulfill your wish, but do you know what mother’s wish is? She just hopes that you can be with her, living a simple life for an entire life. In fact, this is Feng’er’s wish too.”
The second letter was a letter sent by the government. There were only a few lines of words on it. The ink was still fresh. There was an official stamp underneath at the bottom corner of the letter.
“People of the Village Liu, Liu Feng, who was 18 years old, was brave in war. When fighting the rebellion in the Dongjun, he was ambushed and died unfortunately. To commend him for his outstanding achievements in the past year, his soldier rank is promoted and is rewarded with 50 fine silver.”
“I, Liu Ming, have been so obsessed with fame in this life. I thought that after I achieve fame, I can give my wife and son a good life and let them enjoy the endless prosperity and wealth! But I never thought that I caused my wife to die of illness and my son to die on the battlefield. How do I still have face to live in this world?”
After Liu Ming said, he looked up and cried with tears. After a while, he raised a jug of wine and drank it.
After a few mouthfuls, he smashed the wine jar to the ground, and he took out a crystal clear dagger glowing purple from his waist.
“Lian Xi, Feng’er, I’m here to accompany you 2. Wait for me!” Liu Ming’s eyes were red. He raised his hand and put the dagger on his neck without hesitation.
At this moment, his hands clenching the dagger suddenly trembled, and a dazzling purple light radiated from the dagger. Liu Ming immediately felt a coolness spreading all over his body.
In the next moment, Liu Ming trembled, and everything around him began to become blurred.
The surrounding scene shattered like a mirror…
“It’s impossible, how could it be like this! Could it be that he isn’t holding the spirit shattering dagger. Wait, the bitch bestowed a layer of the mental recovering spell.”
Before Liu Ming had the time to speak, the woman in palace costume said in shock and anger.
When he opened his eyes again, he found that he had been retreated to the entrance of the hall where he had entered before. The spirit shattering dagger he held in his hand was pointing at his neck. It was only an inch from slicing through his throat.
On the surface of the dagger, there were circles of strange purple spirit patterns flashing non-stop, and the purple light emitted from it made him feel cool.
Obviously, it was these purple lights that woke him up from the illusion just now.
After Liu Ming recalled the previous words of the woman in palace costume, he understood what had happened. After taking a long breath, he took the dagger away from his neck and stared at the woman in palace costume,
“It seems that your effort is in vain. If that’s the case, give me your life.”
As soon as he finished the sentence, he made a gesture to release black gas, then he walked forward again.
“If that bitch really thinks that this enchantment will be able to hold me, she would be underestimating me too much! Not all puppets in this palace are interfered by this enchantment. Well, I will let you try the puppet I created myself!” The woman in a green palace costume said with a cold snort.
A layer of red light appeared in her eyes again, and a creaking gimmick sounded on top, revealing 2 big holes. 2 black objects fell from above. There were 2 human-shaped puppet warriors.
Liu Ming’s expression changed slightly. He immediately stopped and looked at the puppets that had just emerged.
These 2 black human-shaped puppet warriors were half a foot tall. They wore a bloody ghost face mask with their eyes closed; their figure wasn’t burly; there was some strange bloody pattern on its chest. One was holding a golden broadsword; another was holding a green dagger.
Seeing this, Liu Ming frowned immediately.
Didn’t the girl say that once the enchantment is activated, all the puppets in the palace would be deactivated? Then why these 2 puppets can move?
The 2 puppets didn’t reveal any aura which confused Liu Ming about their true strength, but since they were created by the woman in palace costume herself, they must be difficult to deal with.
At this time, the red light in the eyes of the woman suddenly turned into a bloody light. In a flash, the 2 bloody lights in the eye sockets spun slowly.
At the same time, the strange patterns on the chests of the 2 black puppet warriors emitted a burst of red light as if to echo with the bloody lights. The puppets stared at Liu Ming with a more dazzling bloody light.
Seeing this, Liu Ming’s pupils shrank.
But before he could think about anything, the black puppet warriors walked toward him with heavy steps, making the entire side hall to tremble slightly.
Liu Ming’s heart shuddered. This kind of momentum seemed to be at least Pseudo Pellet State’s strength. With a thought, the spirit shattering dagger in his hand disappeared in a flash. His figure swayed and turned into 3 phantasms.
Although this spirit shattering dagger was powerful, he didn’t sacrificial refine it after all. He could only exert less than 1/10 of its true power. Even so, with his current Condensation Period cultivation, his spiritual power would all be sucked away if he forcibly channeled this magic weapon. He of course couldn’t use it to fight.
The puppet with a green dagger appeared in front of a phantasm and stabbed swiftly.
As soon as the phantasm touched the blade, it scattered into black gas.
At the same time, Liu Ming controlled another phantasm to face the puppet holding the broadsword while he flickered behind the puppet holding the broadsword.
As soon as his figure appeared, he made a fist, and a black tiger head phantasm faintly appeared on his fist under the surging of black gas.
The sound of a tiger’s roar came!
The black tiger head phantasm bit and tore off the left arm of the puppet.
The broken part of the left arm bled with human blood. A strong smell of blood immediately filled the air.
But before Liu Ming showed joy, he heard a loud bang!
In the mouth of the tiger phantasm, the arm exploded in an instant. Circles of bloody waves spread away wildly, tearing apart the tiger head phantasm.
Liu Ming, who was close at hand, felt a huge force slamming his body. He slammed into a pillar nearly, making a huge crack on the pillar.
Liu Ming took a deep breath, and he moved his body while resisting the severe pain, disappearing from the pillar.
The next moment, “poof“, a green dagger light slashed on the crack of the stone pillar.
It was a long-range attack launched by the puppet with a dagger.
TL: Facing 2 Pseudo Pellet State puppet with Condensation Period strength? Can Liu Ming win this fight?
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