Chapter 426: Destroying the Formation: Nine Cores of the Formation
“Lady Yun is right. The most important thing right now is to get rid of Qiu Shan. He has placed a lot of traps in the tower. We must be prepared to deal with them if we want to make our way in successfully,” Leng Hui said.
Although Leng Hui’s soul was repressed by Qiu Shan all these years, he was still aware of what the latter had been up to and the many traps that he had set up in the tower.
“Alright. I will get people to destroy the tower right away,” Leng Mo answered rather quickly.
“Someone should tell that idiot Leng Mo to stop making any rash decisions. We must first destroy the Fiendish Qi Gathering Formation that had been placed at the palace. This must be done before we can destroy the tower,” Zi Shang said to Yun Jiuge through Mental Transference.
“How are we going to destroy the formation?” asked Yun Jiuge.
“I have already established where the cores of the formation are. All we need to do is to destroy the cores,” said Zi Shang. He began to transfer into Yun Jiuge’s consciousness, the method to destroy the cores.
Yun Jiuge went through the method in her head. She realized that the entire process was extremely complicated. It was not something that she would be able to do by herself. She would need help from the three brothers.
Meanwhile, Leng Mo was enthusiastically introducing his Rebel Army to his brother, Leng Hui.
He told him about the 1,000 soldiers in the Rebel Army who were personally trained by him, and how they were considered to be the elites of the Rebel Army. Every single one of those soldiers possessed good cultivation, and they were also familiar with the application of battle formations. They have what it takes to destroy the tower and kill Qiu Shan.
“Destroying Qiu Shan’s tower will not be as easy as you think it is. You will be sending your soldiers to their deaths if we are not careful,” said Leng Hui. He shook his head in disapproval. No one knows about the danger in the tower better than he does. It is not a tower that could be easily destroyed.
“My dear brother, have you forgotten how Elder Song died?” Leng Hui said with a pained expression.
Elder Song was their teacher. He was once the oldest man alive in the Hui Kingdom, and he was also the man with the highest cultivation.
When his life was about to end, he volunteered to investigate the dreadful tower by himself.
However, even a man like Elder Song, who was in the advanced levels of the Core Formation stage, was no match for Qiu Shan. He died while in the tower without conveying any sort of information to them.
“What should we do then?” asked Leng Mo. He was feeling a bit deflated when he remembered what had happened to his teacher. He wondered if all would be lost, and that they would not be able to find an effective way to deal with the demon.
“Lady Yun, since you managed to save my big brother, surely you have found a way to destroy the tower too, yes?” Leng Bai looked at Yun Jiuge expectantly. Good things had been happening since this wonderful white-skinned woman came to their world.
“You’ll have to obey my every command if you want to destroy the tower. Otherwise, the entire Hui Kingdom could end up in ruins,” Yun Jiuge tried to instill fear with her words.
To destroy the formation, she would need the three brothers to obey her every command. There would be trouble, even if it’ s just one of them who doesn’t follow her command.
“Don’t worry, Lady Yun. We will follow your every command,” said both Leng Mo and Leng Bai as they nodded.
“Lady Yun, we’ll obey your every command. I’m willing to give up my life if it means that we can destroy the tower and kill Qiu Shan,” Leng Hui said with a serious expression on his face.
“Big brother!” Leng Bai and Leng Mo exclaimed in surprise.
“Should I die, the next emperor of the Hui Kingdom will be Bai’er. Mo’er, I want you to assist him,” Leng Hui instructed solemnly. He had already issued the edict that Leng Bai would be the next emperor if he dies.
“Big brother, please don’t say such things,” cried Leng Mo, He quickly said to Yun Jiuge, “Lady Yun, if someone needs to die for us to destroy the formation, then please, let me be that person. I’ve done a lot of bad things over the years, I deserve to die.”
“No, let me be the one,” Leng Bai immediately pushed Leng Mo away and told Yun Jiuge hastily, “I won’t be able to live for long. Neither can I have children, I’m practically useless as a man. I should be the one to be sacrificed.”
Yun Jiuge was surprised by their selflessness. She told them, “Who said that someone has to die for us to destroy the formation? You are all thinking far too much. I only need all of you to listen to me. What I want is for the three of you to destroy the palace.”
Leng Bai and Leng Mo went quiet after hearing Yun Jiuge’s words. They were incredibly embarrassed.
“Big brother! It’s all because of you! You made us think that someone had to die if we wanted to destroy the formation!” said Leng Mo as he scratched his head in embarrassment.
“That’s right!” echoed Leng Bai with a child-like smile on his face. No matter how old they get, both Leng Mo and Leng Bai would always remain as young kids to their old brother.
“I was wrong,” Leng Hui said with a smile. Melancholy descended over him as he thought of the years that had gone by.
Although Leng Hui had regained control of his body, he might die soon. His body was weakened by Qiu Shan’s constant torture over the years.
However, he could not bring himself to speak of his impending death with his two younger brothers. His brothers suffered greatly while he was not himself, for now he wanted them to stay happy for as long as possible.
Yun Jiuge felt the same way, and she too, chose not to speak about Leng Hui dying. She told the two younger brothers to send everyone away from the palace.
Yun Jiuge said, “Get them as far away from the palace as possible. Also, Bao’er requires looking after, her Yang Qi is still very weak at the moment.” All the Fiendish Demon Qi that was within Bao’er’s body had been removed by Zi Shang. As a result, her body was now very weak.
Bao’er’s current state was like that of a patient who had just recovered from a life-threatening illness. Her body was extremely weak thus she needed to be attended to.
“Understood,” said Leng Mo with a nod. He decided he would house Bao’er in his mansion for now.
As for the other palace maids and eunuchs, they would all be locked away with someone to watch over them.
Qiu Shan had stayed in the palace for a very long time. No one knew if there were spies in the palace who worked for him. It would be best to exercise caution by keeping everyone away.
Yun Jiuge did not care how and whereabout the two brothers would place all the people in the palace, she just needed everyone to be removed from the palace.
Leng Hui quickly issued the edict, and all the people within the palace were sent away within two hours.
The palace, now devoid of all signs of life, turned into a creepy and cold place. While the weather outside was hot, the gray brick pavements within the palace felt strangely colder when they walked over them.
“Lady Yun, are you sure that the four of us will be able to destroy the formation?” While Leng Mo believed in Yun Jiuge, he was not certain that the four of them would be strong enough against the formation.
“It will not be the four of us. Rather, it would be just the three of you,” Yun Jiuge said with a serious expression on her face.
“You are not going to help us?” asked Leng Mo, he was visibly shocked.
“Oh dear, you look seriously worried. Calm down please, I was only joking,” said Yun Jiuge. She could not stop laughing when she saw how shocked Leng Mo was.
“I didn’t know that Lady Yun likes to joke around,” said Leng Mo with a sigh of relief.
It doesn’t matter if she thinks I’m a wimp. My life is more important after all, Leng Mo thought to himself.
“I noticed that you were all nervous hence I wanted everyone to lighten up. Don’t you feel better now?” Yun Jiuge said with a smile. She was rather pleased with herself for lightening the heavy mood.
On the contrary, Leng Mo was not feeling better. He did not think that it was funny.
“That’s enough. Stop fooling around. It’s time to get down to business,” said Zi Shang, who was hiding in the mark on Yun Jiuge’s hand.
Yun Jiuge thought to herself, ‘None of them has a sense of humor’.
She scratched her face before she put on a serious expression and said solemnly, “Alright. I will not fool around anymore. I want the three of you to lead 300 elite soldiers each. Remember to follow all of my instructions.”
“Right,” Leng Mo answered at once.
It did not take them long to gather the 900 elite soldiers needed for the mission. The soldiers were carefully picked from the Rebel Army, and Leng Mo had spent a lot of time training them over the years. All the soldiers were loyal to him.
“The formation has a total of nine cores. The two most important cores are the ones situated to the east and the west. Leng Bai and Leng Mo, I want you to lead your men over to those two spots. Leng Hui, I want you and your men to follow me to the south. We’ll start destroying the formation from there,” instructed Yun Jiuge.
Her finger twitched a little, and a stream of purplish spiritual energy came forth. The light energy began to draw the formation destruction plan on the pavement. A total of nine purple dots were marked in the drawing.