- The Unparalleled Spiritual Doctor: Demon Emperor's Defiant Love
- Chapter 189 - Hunting Down Liu Yunfei (2)
Chapter 189: Hunting Down Liu Yunfei (2)
“Eldest Miss, what’s wrong?” Ye Yu mirrored Ye Jiuge’s gaze and stared at the Medicine Refinery Hall in confusion.
“Nothing.” Ye Jiuge suppressed this strange feeling. She comforted herself over and over again. “With Dongfang Yao personally taking charge of the Medicine Refinery Hall, nothing bad will happen to Wan Ziyang and the others.”
“Come on!” Ye Yu did not think much of it. His mind was fully occupied with hunting down Liu Yunfei.
Ye Jiuge nodded. She followed Xiao Hong, leading the group as they left Medicine Refinery City and ventured into a dense jungle in the mountains. In the end, they reached a precipice.
The roaring mountain winds whipped Ye Jiuge’s skirt, making loud flapping sounds.
When they looked down from above, everything was obscured by a thick layer of fog. They could not see what was at the bottom of the cliff.
“Did Liu Yunfei jump?” Bai Songling stared at the precipice, puzzled.
“The chances that she threw herself off the cliff are slim to none,” Jun Yichen sneered.
“It is highly likely that Liu Yunfei discovered the Fragrance of a Thousand Miles on the Treasure-hunting Scorpion,” Luo Tian said solemnly.
“Since we’ve reached a dead end, what should we do next?” Ye Yu knitted his brow. As a thick jungle surrounded them, it would not be easy for them to find Liu Yunfei.
“Luo Tian, can you ask Xiao Hong to pinpoint the general direction in which Liu Yunfei disappeared?” Bai Songling asked hopefully.
“Let me try.” Luo Tian gave Xiao Hong a command.
Xiao Hong flew around for a while. In the end, it still did not manage to determine her approximate location.
“This area is too vast. It is beyond Xiao Hong’s capability.” After a few attempts, Luo Tian shook his head.
“Since Liu Yunfei was around the Medicine Refinery City for such a long time, she must have established a base at the outskirts. Let’s scout extensively. Maybe we can to discover some clues.” Bai Songling was unwilling to let the witch off so quickly.
A base? Ye Jiuge thought.
Her eyes brightened. She recalled, “Those corpses that were abandoned in the stone hillocks—they had red clay soil on their soles. That red clay must have come from Liu Yunfei’s hideout. Do you know of a place close by with red clay soil?”
“I know of a ravine with red-colored soil,” Bai Songling said immediately.
In the past, when he’d relentlessly investigated the Spiritual Practitioners’ disappearance, he’d searched every mountain nearby, large or small, at least once. No one could be more familiar with this place than him.
“Let’s have a look!” At that point, they did not want to overlook a single clue.
Bai Songling led the group through another dense jungle. In the end, they reached a gorge.
This ravine was overgrown with weeds. There were vines everywhere. The exposed part of the soil was brown, with no traces of red clay soil at all.
“Beneath the weeds, there’s red clay soil.” Bai Songling pointed to the leftmost side of the greenish-gray weeds.
He discovered this coincidentally when he’d led his team here to search the area. An unfortunate soul had fallen accidentally and stained his clothes with red clay soil at the buttocks. It had been quite amusing.
“There is something odd about these weeds.” Ye Jiuge activated her Spiritual Eye and scrutinized them. She detected an extremely strange, blackish-red mist permeating the space below.
Bai Songling was about to jump into the ravine when he heard Ye Jiuge. He retracted his leg immediately and asked, “Should I release Big Mouth and let it deal with these weeds?”
Ever since he’d discovered that his Big-mouthed Parasite was capable of devouring poison, he wanted to brag about it all the time.
“Big Mouth’s cultivation level is not high enough to handle this wicked energy. This is beyond its capability. Let’s not risk it.” Ye Jiuge shook her head. After that, she chose a gray, hard stone from the ground, and infused her Spiritual Energy into it before flinging it at the weeds.
It was as if someone had poured oil into a deep fryer.
A black aura surged out and gobbled up that gray, fist-sized stone in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing behind.
“This did not happen last time we came here.” Bai Songling swallowed his saliva as fear overcame him.
If Ye Jiuge had not warned him earlier, it was highly probable that he would have suffered the same fate as the stone.
“The last time you came, she had probably not yet placed this wicked energy here. This proves that Liu Yunfei must have hidden herself at the bottom of the ravine,” Ye Jiuge said. Finally, they’d managed to find her.
“But it will be complicated for us to get past this wicked energy. What should we do?” Ye Yu was slightly demoralized. His Black Dictator was not adept at devouring poison.
“Liu Yunfei has forcibly confined this wicked energy here. So long as we can find its Vital Point, we can deactivate it,” Ye Jiuge said.
“Where is its Vital Point?” Luo Tian and others said in unison.
Ye Jiuge’s Spiritual Eye was not powerful enough to determine its secret position right now. She could only barely make out that the wicked energy was weakest in the northmost corner.
She did not have the time to discover the location of its Vital Point. They might be better off dismantling it by force.
Ye Jiuge conjured her White Bone Flame. She drew their scope of attack with an imaginary line toward the corner of weeds. She told Bai Songling and others, “Its Vital Point is there. On my command, all of you should bombard that corner with your strongest attack.”
“No problem. You can count on me,” Bai Songling said eagerly.
The others also nodded at the same time. They lifted their hands in the corner’s direction and silently waited for Ye Jiuge’s order.
“Ready, boom!” Ye Jiuge’s raised hand swiped down without delay.
Bai Songling and the others mustered all of their Spiritual Energy right away. Beams of light in multiple colors landed in that area, just like torrential rains.
A loud bang was heard!
The jet-black wicked energy gushed outward violently, destroying the entire land of weeds.
A light pink silhouette emerged from underground, attempting to flee to safety outside the ravine by concealing itself within the wicked energy.
“Don’t even think of escaping.” Ye Jiuge detached the Lightning Snake Magical Whip, which was attached to her waist, and made a move intended to kill.
The massive purple lightning snake opened its mouth threateningly, as it rushed toward Liu Yunfei.
Liu Yunfei’s pupils dilated. She released clouds of Blood Fog repeatedly from her hands.
Although she managed to defend herself from the purple lightning snake’s attack, she lost her opportunity to slip away.
Ye Yu, Luo Tian, Jun Yichen, and Bai Songling closed in on her, eyeing her menacingly.
Liu Yunfei’s face was slightly pale. Her usually coquettish expression was nowhere to be seen.
She ran her eyes slowly over Ye Yu and others, smiling mockingly at them. “Despite proclaiming yourselves as a part of the distinguished Righteous Sects, as grown-up men, you’ve ganged up on a frail lady like me. Shame on you.”
Bai Songling instantly felt slightly guilty. He thought that they were bullying her.
He swept his eyes over his allies. Luo Tian and Jun Yichen’s faces were filled with vengefulness. They were hardly embarrassed that four adult men like them had encircled Liu Yunfei, ready to attack.
He turned his eyes to Ye Yu. He discovered that his throat was moving as if he had just swallowed something.
Bai Songling’s heart skipped a beat. He realized that he had forgotten something very important.
Then, Liu Yunfei suddenly charged at him, fast as lightning. Countless clouds of Blood Fog released from her palms, which were enveloped in a Bloody Glow.
Earlier, Bai Songling’s mind had wandered slightly, so he did not have enough time to shield himself from her attack.
When Ye Yu saw that Bai Songling was about to get hurt, he managed to shoot out a grey Spiritual Light in time to deflect Liu Yunfei’s attacks.
Luo Tian also delivered a blow to Liu Yunfei with his fist, forcing her to retreat to Bai Songling’s side.
“Xiao Bai, eat your Medicinal Pill!” Ye Yu managed to find the time to shout at Bai Songling.
Bai Songling suddenly remembered that Ye Jiuge had often reminded them to consume a Medicinal Pill as soon as they met Liu Yunfei.
He hurriedly took out his Mind-clearing Pills and ate one. Then and there, his rationality returned. The remorse that he had felt earlier vanished completely.
Their group should assault a woman who was as vile as Liu Yunfei. It was ridiculous that he would feel ashamed about it.