“It should be. There is still half a day before the teleportation array opens. Unless someone can return in time, otherwise…” Qiu Longzi waved his hand and said desolately.
“Then why is Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin not here? Could it be that he also?” Liu Ming said in surprise.
“That’s not true, Senior Fellow Apprentice Jin had some changes during an operation and was forcibly teleported by the power of the enchantment here.” Qiu Longzi shook his head slightly. He briefly told him about the encounter with 1 of the 3 great races, the Crystal Scale Race.
Liu Ming was stunned at first, then he understood it.
In the following time, he chatted with Ouyang Sisters.
Speaking of which, he was also a little ashamed. He promised to protect Ouyang Sisters, but he had only been with them for a month only.
However, they didn’t care about it at all, instead, they expressed their concerns toward him in their words, which made Liu Ming feel a little moved.
After chatting casually with Long Yanfei, he walked to the side, meditated cross-legged and waited quietly.
On the way back, he encountered a little trouble and wasted a lot of time. In order not to miss the time of the teleportation, he almost exhausted all his spiritual power. He could seize this time to recover a bit.
As time passed, no one appeared again.
An hour later, in the underground hall of the main hall of the Taiqing Sect, Immortal Tian Ge, who was sitting cross-legged on a green dragon stone pillar, frowned solemnly.
“Tian Ge, although the Lieyang has been teleported out, you don’t have to be so restless. We won the first place in the Tianmen Convention, so our luck will be prosperous for the next few hundred years. I believe the remaining disciples should have their own good encounters. It won’t be as tragic as our previous experience.” On another stone pillar, an old man with a kind face opened his eyes slightly and said in a low voice.
“I hope so!”
Immortal Tian Ge nodded to the old man.
“When we escaped from the upper realm ruins, we were also severely injured. Although we break through to the Celestial State in the end, our way of cultivation also ends at this level. Haiz…” Another old man with thick white eyebrows suddenly sighed softly.
“Junior fellow apprentice, there is no need to talk about the past. It’s been almost a year since they entered the ruins. We should open the tunnel early when the realm border is still weak. They can also return early, lest there will be any changes in the ruins.” The old man with a kind face said faintly.
“Alright, there are less than a few hours left anyway. Everyone should be here if they can make it. Tian Ge, let’s do it now.” The old man with thick white eyebrows said with a moving expression.
Elder Han and Immortal Tian Ge looked at each other and nodded. They made gestures and chanted.
“Poof poof“, the 4 dragon stone pillars under them released green light onto the array on the ground.
The giant array on the ground made a low hum as when the tunnel was opened before, then runes emerged on the 4 green stone pillars.
It didn’t take long for the color on the green stone pillars to turn into a blood-red color.
At this moment, they changed a gesture, leaped into the air and launched green lights on top of the stone pillars.
Under the trembling of the 4 stone pillars, the red light on the stone pillars slowly flowed into the array on the ground.
After a while, the entire array turned into a red fountain. But what emerged from the center of the array was not a trickling spring, but a water-like spiritual mist.
“This reverse teleportation array has been opened. If they are at the starting point, they should be able to sense it.” Immortal Tian Ge looked at the “red spring” on the ground and said so.
At the same time, at the edge of the desolate desert, Liu Ming was sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed.
He was about to leave the ruins, and he was thinking about which treasures and materials to hand over to the sect and which he had to keep.
For example, these 12 Mountain River Pearl Embryos, life-extending herb, and those auxiliary medicinal materials that helped in breaking through to the Real Pellet State, he would never hand them over to the sect. According to the rules, he had to hand over 2/3 of the treasures he gained from the ruins. If he wanted to keep these few treasures, the plentiful spiritual herbs might not even be enough.
Just as Liu Ming was pondering, a humming sound suddenly came from the desolate desert, and the ground trembled.
Suddenly, a deafening thunderous sound came from the air!
Immediately afterward, bursts of violent fluctuations came from the depths of the ground in front of everyone as if the entire space was about to shatter.
Seeing this situation, Liu Ming and the others stood up one after another.
A dazzling red light beam suddenly emerged, and it suddenly turned into a dense red mist covering dozens of meters. In the red mist, a huge teleportation array slowly condensed. The momentum was shocking.
“It seems that the sect master and several elders have opened the teleportation array ahead of time. Let’s return.” Qiu Longzi said to the crowd after hesitating for a while.
“Senior Fellow Apprentice Qiu, Senior Wen Zeng is still missing. Shouldn’t we wait for him?” A young disciple with curly hair suddenly asked Qiu Longzi.
“A few days ago, I used the sect’s thousand miles voice transmission talisman to try to contact Junior Fellow Apprentice Wen, but there was no news. In the past half day, I used the sensing bead to sense, and I still couldn’t sense Junior Fellow Apprentice Wen at all. If I’m not wrong, Junior Fellow Apprentice Wen has probably fallen in the ruins. Even if he is still alive, he should be a million miles away. It will be too late to arrive even if he rushes here at the fastest speed.” Qiu Longzi sighed said aloud.
The young man with curly hair was speechless.
While speaking, the array in the mist sea had already formed. The range had been reduced to a dozen meters in size. There was a faint golden light flashing in the array, and a gentle spiritual pressure was emitted.
“Several elders need to spend a lot of spiritual power and resources to maintain this teleportation tunnel. I’m afraid they can only hold it for 15 minutes. You all go in first. I’ll wait for a while.” Qiu Longzi turned back and instructed them.
When the young man with curly hair and another Taiqing Sect’s disciple heard the words, they immediately entered the array. They disappeared in a red flash.
Immediately afterward, Long Yanfei, sisters Ouyang Qian, and Luo Tiancheng also stepped into the array and were teleported away.
When Liu Ming entered the array, he could only see red light, then disappeared in a flash.
When he opened his eyes again, he was already standing where he left a year ago, that was, in the underground hall of the main peak.
Ouyang Sisters, Luo Tiancheng and others stood staggeringly on the side. They seemed to be still dizzy due to the teleportation.
Immortal Tian Ge and several other Celestial State elders were also standing around.
“Liu Ming, why are there only a few of you? Qiu Longzi didn’t make it?” Immortal Tian Ge immediately asked with concern when he saw that Liu Ming was still awake.
“Reporting to sect master, Senior Fellow Apprentice Qiu said that he wanted to wait for a few minutes to see if other fellow apprentice returns.” Liu Ming hurriedly jumped up and replied.
When Immortal Tian Ge heard the words, he couldn’t help shaking his head. He launched symbols into the array, and the red light gushed out again.
After about 15 minutes, a 3 meters red light beam fell from the sky above the main hall of Taiqing Sect.
With a loud bang, the red light beam penetrated directly into the main hall of Taiqing Sect and landed on the red mist spring. A burly man in a green robe flashed out of it. The person was Qiu Longzi.
Immortal Tian Ge and the 3 grand elders stopped and launched a few symbols at the 4 green stone pillars in unison.
Green light flashed.
The 4 stone pillars instantly returned to their original appearance, and the red misty spring in the center of the hall also dissipated abruptly.
“Qiu Longzi greets sect master and elders.”
Qiu Longzi shook his head slightly, then he came to his senses and cupped his fists to the sect master and elders.
“Only you return, so this means that others are really dead.” Immortal Tian Ge said with a little disappointment.
“Reporting to sect master, I’m afraid that’s the case. It’s my fault that I let so many disciples die.” Qiu Longzi said with a little guilt.
“Lieyang has already told us what happened to you all. This trip to the upper realm ruins was full of unexpected events. You don’t need to blame yourself. It’s good that you can return.” The old man with a kind face jumped off the stone pillar, patted Qiu Longzi and smiled slightly.
At this time, Ouyang Sisters, Luo Tiancheng and others also woke up one after another. They all greeted Immortal Tian Ge and the 3 elders in panic.
“Okay, since you are all awake, let’s count your gains this time. Qiu Longzi, you first.” Immortal Tian Ge raised his voice and said to the crowd.
Although only a few people came out this time, according to past experience, anyone who could come out would inevitably bring a lot of treasures. The pale faces of the 2 old men at the moment also showed a little hope.
“Yes, sect master.” As Qiu Longzi said, he strode to the center of the hall, raised one hand, and 5 storage talismans floated out.
He opened his palm and tapped at the storage talismans, launching five-colored lights from his fingertips.
With a few “poof“, the storage talismans burst open.
An abundance of spirit filled the entire hall, and a lot of spiritual grasses and mines of different sizes were scattered all over the place. There were also several jade boxes, which seemed to contain spiritual weapons and magic weapons.
But the most eye-catching one was a mini peacock with a pale green aura standing on the mine.
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