Chapter 130: Secrets
Xu Xia was taken aback. He lowered his head.
He didn’t understand why Senior was asking this question.
What did he want to know about their Xu Family?
There were thousands of families in the world.
Was he looking for some secrets about the Xu Family?
He didn’t have some kind of fetish, right?
Perhaps the Senior was testing him.
But what could he be testing?
No matter what, he shouldn’t reveal so much information.
“The city where the Xu Family was from was also called Muyang City, but it was destroyed by the Monster Clan.”
Li Mu frowned slightly.
The Monster Clan?
What did he mean?
He wanted to ask more, but decided to wait patiently and continue listening.
“In that part of the world, the human race, the Demon Clan, the Monster Clan, and the Water Clan are all fighting for resources. Among all of them, the human race is the weakest, so they are considered the prey of the other clans. After Muyang City was captured by the Demon Clan, the Xu family was forced to escape into this part of the world.”
“How did you manage to come to this part of the world?”
Sure enough, the Senior was interested in the secrets of the Xu family.
After hesitating for a moment, Xu Xiao said, “We found this part of the world by accident, through a key. It’s a pity that we lost the key, so it’s impossible for us to go back.”
Li Mu fell silent.
He already knew that the Xu Family were looking for a key.
But as of now, the Xu Family still had not found the key.
Finding such a small item was like finding a needle in a haystack.
The Xu Family had been searching for so many years but there was still no news about its location.
“Apart from the key, is there any way to go back?” Li Mu asked.
Xu Xiao was taken aback.
Then, it became clear to him.
The Senior also wanted go back, but he didn’t know how.
“At present, the only way is by passing through the West Continent and going all the way to the West. But the desert in the West Continent is huge. Everyone who has entered has gotten lost. And once you get lost, there is no way out.”
Li Mu nodded.
He also knew about the situation in the West Continent Desolated Desert.
There was no prenatal qi and it was covered with sand.
Even if an expert Virtual Realm master was lost in the desert, they would die once their prenatal qi was all used up.
The masters who went to the West Continent many years ago never came back.
This wouldn’t be a huge problem for Li Mu.
The system space was large enough to contain prenatal stones that could keep him alive for a very long time.
In addition, he could rely on his divine consciousness to point him in the right direction. That would save a lot of time and effort.
Of course, that was the last resort.
He couldn’t guarantee that he could find his way out of the desert.
“Is there any other way?”
“I don’t know. Maybe the old man from the Qianyuan Sacred Ground has some way, but we don’t know about it.” Xu Xiao shook his head.
Three months later, Li Mu left Muyang City.
He had accumulated quite a lot of knowledge about the outside world.
“Perhaps the opportunity for breakthrough is there. If I want to go there, I have to prepare enough prenatal stones.”
He remembered how he had given up on the prenatal stones from the Qianyuan Sacred Ground, and he really wanted to slap himself.
“I won’t even be able to enjoy good rewards for checking in in the desert. I better bring more prenatal stones.”
But now that Zhongzhou is in turmoil, where could he find prenatal stones?
Li Mu was unfamiliar with the North Continent’s Temple of War.
The Xu Family in the East Continent didn’t have many prenatal stones and the other families had consumed almost all of them when fighting the demons.
It suddenly dawned on Li Mu; it would not be easy to collect enough prenatal stones.
“I better take it slowly,” Li Mu comforted himself.
Anyway, his life was quite relaxed now.
He wasn’t in a rush to go to the other part of the world.
He could still explore the area while collecting prenatal stones.
As long as he didn’t activate any of the rewards he received for checking in and instead, stored them in the system.
Twenty years later, Li Mu returned to Muguang Mountain.
After the war, a section of the mountain range had been destroyed and was now a valley.
The center of the basin had been eroded into a plain by the river.
The surrounding area didn’t become a desert. After a few rainstorms, grass and shrubbery started growing there.
In the last twenty years, different types of small trees began to cover the hillside.
Right in the middle of the valley was a small town with a trading market.
This was where the people from Zhongzhou and the South Continent interacted with each other.
He exited the ruins and returned to the abandoned vitality pit.
Once the formation had disappeared, the vitality pit was filled with dust from the sky and eroded by the rain, burying it completely.
“I wonder how those kids are doing?”
Li Mu was just about to leave when his divine consciousness noticed something.
Waving his hand, the soil flew up into the air.
There was a palm print on the vitality pit, with a stone tablet in the center.
Reaching out, the stone tablet rose from the soil and fell in front of Li Mu.
“Sir’s dedication to teaching and lifelong learning… blessing the people of the South Continent.” Li Mu read on.
The more he read, the more he felt like he was reading his own resume.
Which bastard is copying me?
“What a terrible death. There isn’t even a corpse and the tomb was built on foreign land. The tombstone doesn’t even have the name of the deceased.” Li Mu frowned.
Could it be A’mu?
Since when did A’mu learn so much from him?
When he saw the inscription on the stone tablet, Li Mu became furious.
The names of the people who had erected the tombstone were Chu Qing, A’mu, Gongsun Yang and so on. They claimed that they were disciples of this person.
After trying to figure it out for so long, he finally realized the truth: This tombstone was erected for him.
“Damn it! What the hell!”
Li Mu was so angry he almost died for real.
He dug out several things from under the tombstone .
There were many years of sacrificial offerings there.
His mother had also given some sacrificial offerings.
Li Mu was very confused.
Speechless, Li Mu opened the tomb and looked at the objects buried inside.
This was definitely his tomb.
There was the sword that he had given to A’mu and some of his books.
There was also a pair of his underwear inside.
Over the years, these things had disintegrated.
But with Li Mu’s divine consciousness, he could still see their original appearance.
Li Mu sighed deeply.
Using his sword, he cut out a huge stone from the cliff next to him, engraved five huge words on it, and placed it in the vitality pit.
Feeling that it wasn’t enough, he engraved another seven smaller characters on the side.
After that, he turned and left.
A few months later, a group of men and women brought some offerings to the tombstone.
Zhou Hua rushed towards Chu Qing and said excitedly, “Sister Xiaoqing, come and take a look!”
“Come and see if these words were written by Sir,” said Zhou Hua with a deep breath.
Without explaining further, she dragged Chu Qing towards the tombstone.
The group of men and women stood in a row in front of the huge tombstone.
Everyone stared at the tombstone, dumbfounded.
“What kind of prank is this?” A’mu cursed.
“A’mu, it might be Sir who did this,” said Bai Lian.
Several other men and women stared at the tombstone in confusion.
“If the words were really engraved by Sir, then he is being funny,” said A’mu.
In his eyes, Sir was a very serious person.
He wouldn’t have written such words.
“We’ll know when Sister Chu Qing comes. She has read Sir’s notes and knows his handwriting.”
Chu Qing and Zhou Hua quickly brought her over.
Chu Qing stared at the words on the stone tablet, and tears flickered in the corners of her eyes.
“I am not dead yet!”
The five large words were very striking.
“Sister Xiaoqing, did Sir write this?” The group of men and women surrounded Chu Qing and asked.