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- Chapter 223 - The Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s Trap
Chapter 223: The Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s Trap
Ye Jiuge looked at the Cherry Pill in her hand in disbelief. She then ate three pills in a row before confirming that it had mind-calming and qi-gathering effects.
Calming the mind and gathering qi. It might sound simple, but many Spiritual Practitioners couldn’t achieve this.
When Spiritual Practitioners tried to advance in rank, if they failed, they fell a level. The process was never easy or safe. So many were unable to keep a clear, stable mind.
Some Spiritual Practitioners who had the means would purchase some the Mind Soothing Pill before they tried to advance.
But some better-quality Mind Soothing Pills required many high-grade spiritual herbs. Also, the pill production process was complicated and difficult. Hence, it made the price of the pill so expensive that it was out of reach for most Spiritual Practitioners.
But now, the Cherry Pill had a mind-calming effect.
Although it was weak, there were pills aplenty!
The cost of the ingredients for an entire cauldron of Cherry Pills was still considerably less than the price of one Mind Soothing Pill.
“Well, continue producing your pills, and you will reap in financial stability!” Zi Shang had to admit that Ye Jiuge did have talent in Pill Production.
The Cherry Pill contained Spiritual Power and could calm the mind. It was even beneficial to him, let alone humans and Spiritual Beasts.
Of course, the taste was impeccable, to say the least.
“Do you think that the Cherry Pill’s mind-calming and spirit-gathering effects could help Jun Yichen get past his breaking-in period?” Ye Jiuge was still concerned about Jun Yichen.
“Yes,” Zi Shang nodded.
“Then, let’s go look for him now!” Ye Jiuge swiftly decided and packed the pills up to take along with her. Zi Shang followed after her.
Jun Yichen was still staying at the place that had been given to him for cultivating the Poisonous Earthworm Kings. Luo Tian had moved in with him.
The sun was up high, and its heated rays shone on the grounds below.
The courtyard was quiet. The only sound that could be heard was the swishing of the Poisonous Earthworm Kings eating.
The large courtyard was filled with winnowing baskets housing many Poisonous Earthworm Kings that had made their second advancement.
The previously white, fat, and silly-looking Poisonous Earthworm Kings now looked a little more enlightened. The way they ate the Blackfly Grass was savage.
Ye Jiuge and Zi Shang walked into the courtyard, prepared to holler for Jun Yichen.
Suddenly, they heard a child’s high-pitched laughter coming from one of the buildings. It was Jun Yichen’s voice.
“What happened?” Ye Jiuge’s heart stopped for a moment. Then, she walked in the direction of Jun Yichen’s voice.
Deep in the dilapidated building, it was dark and eerie.
Jun Yichen had his back to the door. He was keeling on the ground and drawing circles on the floor while emitting that strange and high-pitched laughter. The whole picture seemed weird.
Luo Tian was lying near the door. His mouth showed traces of blood, and there was no sign of the rising and falling of his chest. It looked like he was dead.
“Luo Tian.” Ye Jiuge’s eyes widened. She was about to rush over to Luo Tian to check on him, but Zi Shang stopped her.
“Something isn’t right.” Zi Shang frowned, and a dark look crossed his handsome face.
“Isn’t that a given?” Ye Jiuge panicked. How could Zi Shang even say that? This scene was particularly crazy, creepy, and frightening.
Zi Shang ignored Ye Jiuge and shot a cold light at Jun Yichen from his fingertips. The black spiritual light had not even reached Jun Yichen when it was flicked off by an unseen force.
After that, Jun Yichen suddenly disappeared.
The next moment, he reappeared and pounced on Ye Jiuge like an evil spirit.
Ye Jiuge’s reaction was fast. She protected her body with a purple spiritual light barrier.
Kaboom! The spiritual light barrier shattered.
Sharp nails burst forth from Jun Yichen’s small hands. After shattering the spiritual light barrier, he aimed for Ye Jiuge’s chest.
Ye Jiuge sucked in a breath.
She had never thought Jun Yichen would attack her with intent to kill. But now, it was a little too late to defend herself.
Thank goodness Zi Shang was by her side.
With her aristocratic fingers flexed outwards, a purplish-black spiritual force appeared and turned into a shield to block Jun Yichen’s attack.
After his attack failed, Jun Yichen immediately retreated, intending to escape.
Zi Shang gently closed his fist, and the purplish-black shield exploded. It formed a gigantic web that covered Jun Yichen.
“Roar! Roar! Roar!” Jun Yichen howled, sounding like a wild beast. Trapped in the gigantic web, he did not stop struggling.
Ye Jiuge calmed down and looked at Jun Yichen carefully.
She realized that Jun Yichen’s eyes were bleeding. The sinister look on his face was frightening.
The strangest thing was that, in between his eyebrows, there was a thumb-sized protrusion. It looked like a heart sac.
“He is being counter-controlled by the Bloodthirsty Patriarch.” Zi Shang glanced at Jun Yichen’s forehead and instantly understood what had happened.
The Bloodthirsty Patriarch was indeed ruthless and unscrupulous. He had actually hidden a trap in his blood essence drop.
It seemed like Jun Yichen had successfully absorbed the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s blood essence. But during the fragility of his breaking-in period, he had been counterattacked. That was why he’d suddenly lost his mind and attacked Ye Jiuge.
Ye Jiuge channeled her Spiritual Eye and scrutinized the blood sac. There were many thin blood strings wrapped around the mass of Jun Yichen’s brain. The only exception was the dazhui acupuncture point.
Without a second thought, Ye Jiuge took out the Lighting Fire Needle. Channeling some spiritual force into it, she pierced Jun Yichen’s dazhui acupuncture point.
The blood sac was blocked, and the blood receded from Jun Yichen’s eyes. His body immediately collapsed.
Ye Jiuge did not go up to him. Instead, she rushed over to Luo Tian to check on his condition.
Thankfully, Luo Tian was only severely injured and in a coma. His life was not at stake.
Otherwise, when Jun Yichen awoke and saw that he’d killed Luo Tian, he would be devastated.
“Chirp!” a weak-sounding chirp rang out from around Luo Tian’s neck.
Ye Jiuge tugged around Luo Tian’s neck and saw Xiao Hong. Its body was cut in half. It was struggling to breathe but continued to call out, “Save my Master!”
“Your Master is fine, and you will be fine too,” Ye Jiuge told Xiao Hong. Crushing a Cherry Pill in her hands, she scattered its powder on Xiao Hong’s battered and broken body.
Parasites did not have to swallow a pill to absorb its benefits. Externally applying the medicine had the same effect.
Xiao Hong had been in so much pain that it was about to lose consciousness. But it soon fell asleep peacefully after smelling the pill’s sweet scent.
Ye Jiuge also shoved some Cultivation Recovery Pills into Luo Tian’s mouth. Then, she turned her attention to Jun Yichen.
Jun Yichen was curled up on the floor. The protruding blood-red bulge on his forehead made it look like he’d grown a horn.
The veins around his eyes bulged, and his face looked menacing.
Even the Lightning Fire Needle, which was piercing his dazhui acupuncture point, seemed to be weakening its hold on suppressing the attack.
In such a situation, the only way out was to retrieve the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s blood essence from Jun Yichen’s forehead.
But this blood essence drop was very sly. The moment it was retrieved from Jun Yichen’s forehead, it was sure to escape.
“Are you able to seal the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s blood essence?” Ye Jiuge turned to Zi Shang.
“No, I can only destroy it,” Zi Shang shook his head. Destruction was his forte, not sealing.
“Destroying it would be such a pity.” Ye Jiuge hesitated. She decided to awaken Jun Yichen first.
The Lightning Fire Needle was in the dazhui acupuncture point, suppressing the situation. Ye Jiuge took out 49 golden needles and pierced various locations on Jun Yichen’s body, completely subduing the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s blood essence.
The blood sac on Jun Yichen’s forehead gradually softened. It almost disappeared.
Then, Jun Yichen slowly opened his eyes. At first, he looked at Ye Jiuge and Zi Shang lost in a daze. When he came around, he turned his head hurriedly toward where Luo Tian had collapsed.
“He’s fine. But you, on the other hand, almost lost your life.” Ye Jiuge sounded none too pleased.
If he had sought her help earlier, this dangerous situation could have been avoided.