“This…” There was a somewhat hesitant look on Xiao Er’s face.
Liu Ming smiled slightly, and he threw a coin on the table.
The staff looked at the coin with a trace of greed.
A quarter of an hour later, Liu Ming walked out of the restaurant and left the small city without staying any longer.
He inquired about some news from Xiaoer of the shop. Although all he knew were hearsay and rumors, the content was limited, but Liu Ming was still surprised.
After that, he went to several other places near the small city to inquire about it, then he flew away.
8 days later, Liu Ming stood on the edge of the Qinggang Mountain.
Qinggang Mountain had a height of about 3000 meters tall. With the main peak as the center, 2 mountain ranges intersected. The whole mountain was shrouded in dense fog.
However, this mist was not an ordinary white water mist, but a kind of light green mist, quietly flowing around the mountain.
Liu Ming looked at the green mist floating in the mountain with a solemn expression.
A few days ago, he went to the nearest market in the adjacent area to find out some information about Qinggang Mountain. Combined with some local legends, he finally got a general understanding of the origin of this place.
It turned out that this place was in the East Yue Region of Qi Kingdom, and the Qinggang Mountain in front was also a very famous place in the East Yue Region.
East Yue Region was located at the border of the Qi Kingdom and was adjacent to the Yue Kingdom, another medium-sized kingdom. The 2 kingdoms had fierce battles that lasted for hundreds of years thousands of years ago.
This Qinggang Mountain, as the border between the 2 kingdoms, was involved in countless battles.
It was not until more than 2,000 years ago that the 2 kingdoms suddenly stopped the war.
Therefore, Qinggang Mountain had naturally become a legacy of ancient battlefields, leaving behind an unknown number of mass graves. The mountain was filled with the bones of countless soldiers who died in the wars between the 2 kingdoms.
Over the years, these mass graves were filled with grievances and yin qi. Even on a hot summer day, passing by here, one could still feel a chill down his spine. From then on, no one dared to pass by here; they named it Green Deathland.
Over time, many ghost creatures were born in Qinggang Mountain.
At first, it was just a few lonely wild ghosts, but the yin qi here was extremely prosperous, so the ghost creatures’ cultivation also rose rapidly. They often emerged during the night, haunting the surrounding creatures and devouring the vitality of the living beings to strengthen themselves.
Because of the remoteness of this place and no spiritual veins extended here, there was not a single sect established here.
Without the help of the cultivators and ordinary mortal government was not their opponent, the ghost creatures here naturally became more rampant day by day. People thousands of miles near the Qinggang Mountain had no choice but to gradually relocate and leave, so the land around here was inhabited.
More than a thousand years ago, a supposedly powerful cultivator from a great sect came here to cultivate. Seeing that the people were scourged by the ghost creatures, he did not hesitate to eliminate a large batch of ghost creatures. He even used his own blood essence to lay a powerful imprisonment array to damage one of the most powerful ghost creatures.
However, because the resentment here was too heavy, when this ghost creature was about to be cast away, it summoned the heavy yin qi of this land to break the array. The ghost creature took this opportunity to escape deep into the depths of the mountain range together with the remaining ghost creatures.
This powerful cultivator was severely injured, so he was unable to pursue. He could only cast several seals on the mountain range to contain these ghost creatures in these seals.
For fear that the ghost creature inside would break out, this person also stayed here and didn’t for a moment until he finally passed away.
Because of this, this place had a chance to regain its prosperity after hundreds of years.
After this cultivator passed away here, he left behind many descendants to guard this place for generations.
It was a pity that because the spirit here was really thin, the descendants of this cultivator had gradually declined. Not only did they lack the vast magical powers of their ancestor, they gradually became mortals and lost their spiritual power. Many people had even forgotten their responsibilities that were passed down from previous generations.
In addition, because the enchantment on the outside was out of support for a long time, it was naturally unable to withstand the collision of so many grievances inside. It was already at the brink of collapse.
Today, these descendants still gathered near the Qinggang Mountain Range, which was the Ye Family Col mentioned by the staff.
The above was all the information Liu Ming had inquired about. As for how much of it was true, it was impossible to tell for now.
Looking at the ghost mist in front of him, Liu Ming knew that these rumors were true in all likelihood.
The ghost creature whose cultivation reached the Crystallization Period could form this dense green ghost mist, and the area would not be very large.
But the ghost mist here could cover the entire mountain.
“Is there a ghost creature of the Real Pellet State here?” Liu Ming secretly guessed in his mind.
At this moment, there was a flash of black air in the soul-recovering bag around his waist, and Fei’er flew out of it,
“Master, I can clearly feel that there is a very powerful guy here!” As Fei’er showed up, he looked into the depths of the ghost mist with a serious look. In the depths of his eyes, there seemed to be a look of longing.
Liu Ming nodded when he heard the words. He could also vaguely perceive the existence of a seal enchantment in the veins of the Qinggang Mountain through the spiritual fluctuations around him.
This place was surrounded by mountains, so most of the evil yin qi were gathered at the intersection of the mountains.
The seal formation method that was set up cleverly used the flow of the underground spirit vein to trap most of the yin qi here.
The benefits of this were obvious. It could prevent ghost creatures from stepping out of this place to harm nearby creatures, but it ignored a very important point, which was that the dense evil yin qi here provided the best place for the ghost creatures to cultivate.
If this seal was broken in the future, the consequences would be disastrous.
But even so, Liu Ming still admired the senior cultivator who set the seal enchantment here.
This person was probably an array master, and his cultivation level had at least reached the Real Pellet State. Otherwise, after so many years, such a huge enchantment would have collapsed long ago.
But at this time, the seal had already reached a precarious point. A few places of the enchantment were broken. The evil yin qi leaked out which formed the dense ghost mist around.
Liu Ming only thought for a moment, then he flew forward with Demon Flying Skull.
But as soon as he rushed into the mist, a sharp cry came in front of him.
With a flash of green light, a human-sized green shadow leaped out of the ghost mist and clawed at Liu Ming.
“Rotten horned monkey…”
Liu Ming was slightly startled!
The figure that came forward was an ape-like ghost creature with green hair. It had a green short horn on its head and 2 paws covered with black bristles.
When he was still in the Savage Ghost Sect, he had seen a lot in the netherworld of the sect. He even tried to subdue it as spiritual power when he was at the Spirit Apostle Stage, but he failed.
There was a trace of remembrance on Liu Ming’s face. Demon Flying Skull beside had already flew out in a flash and spouted a green flame.
The rotten horned monkey seemed to be terrified of this green flame. It flicked its tail abruptly, trying to change its direction in the air.
This rotten horned monkey was filled with ghost power, but it was completely incomparable to Fei’er’s current power.
With a flash of green light, this rotten horned monkey was already wrapped in a green flame and squeaked in pain. The tall body melted in the green flame instantly, turning into a cloud of dark green air.
Fei’er spouted a green ray to capture the dark green air back into his mouth.
Fei’er made a hiccup, then he patted his belly with a contented expression.
“Even ghost creatures like the rotten horned monkey exist. It seems that the Qinggang Mountain has really become a ghost lair.” Liu Ming murmured.
Then, Liu Ming went around the periphery of the Qinggang Mountain with Demon Flying Skull, and he found out that the thick mist almost covered most of the mountain. Standing outside the mountain, he couldn’t see the detailed situation inside the mountain. His Divine Thought would also be obstructed by this thick mist.
In the meantime, they encountered a few more rotten horned monkeys, which naturally ended up in Demon Flying Skull’s stomach.
After a while, the dusk slowly came, and the ghost mist gradually increased in the night, and a faint rustling sound came out from it.
“The yin qi is thriving at night, it is not suitable to explore this place anymore. That’s it for today, let’s go first.” Liu Ming made a gesture, and a black gas wrapped him and Demon Flying Skull and flew away.
“Master…” Demon Flying Skull looked at Liu Ming with hesitation.
“I know what you think, if there is a Real Pellet State ghost creature here, I will nourish you with its real pellet.” Liu Ming smiled slightly before speaking.
Demon Flying Skull was overjoyed upon hearing this.
Its cultivation base had now reached the peak of the Crystallization Period, a real pellet of the ghost creature might let it advance into the Pseudo Pellet State.
Liu Ming didn’t leave very far. He went to a small mountain a dozen miles away from Qinggang Mountain, preparing to find a cave to rest for the night.
After a short while, he flew to the mountain foot.
His eyes flashed. There was a relatively flat valley not far away, and smoke faintly rose up from the valley. It was a small village with about 30 households.
The outside of the village was surrounded by a wooden fence, which seemed to be used to block the attacks of wild beasts. At the entrance of the village, there was a black boulder with a big word ‘Ye’ engraved on it.
“Ye? Could this be Ye Family Col?”
Liu Ming’s eyes flashed slightly. According to the news he inquired, except the Ye Family Col, no one dared to stay so close to the Qinggang Mountain.
TL: So it wasn’t the ancient demon. Will he be able to get some assistance from the Ye Family (if there’s any cultivator left)?
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