Chapter 2036: It’s Better to Come Back Here
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Even though the group was conducting a thorough search, it could still be dangerous, as many terrifying demon creatures were hiding close to the rifts in the ice, waiting viciously for the humans who were unaware of their existence to get closer.
The creatures that lived in the Desolate Ice Field had certain abilities to disguise themselves. The people struggled to perceive them on the mirror-like ice. They had no idea when they entered the creatures’ attack range!
“She might be hiding behind that hill. It’s where the last movement I heard came from,” Nanyu whispered to Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue.
“Alright, lead us to her. We must find her before the Heresy Judgment Court,” Mo Fan said.
Mo Fan, Mu Ningxue, and Zhao Manyan followed Nanyu as they pretended to search behind the hill. The Heresy Judgment Court was not suspicious of them, and continued to search for Qin Yu’er.
Every minute they wasted meant more time for Qin Yu’er to recover her energy. The Judicators would not have the upper hand if she was able to cast her magic at will while having plenty of energy.
“You guys, search that area,” Yassen told a few Hunter Masters from his team.
“It’s dangerous over there. I heard a few deep growls just now!” The Hunter Masters were reluctant to go any further.
“One must put in the effort to be rewarded. Do you think we can take the Tianshan Sacred Lotus if we are pretending to be searching for her while we are strolling around the field?” Yassen reminded him.
The other teams went separate ways. Everyone knew how dangerous the rifts were. No one dared to fly in the Desolate Ice Field, as the strange winds might drag them into the rifts if they were the least bit careless!
Mo Fan turned to watch where the others were going. He noticed Xing Hui was following them with a bunch of people.
“Do they know we are up to something?” Zhao Manyan said.
“I don’t think so. I bet they are just trying to annoy us. We have to send them away, or we won’t be able to meet Qin Yu’er,” Mo Fan said.
“Leave it to me!” Zhao Manyan exclaimed.
Zhao Manyan approached Xing Hui. He was heading up an ice dune when he suddenly pointed at a deep rift and said, “I think I see her, she’s down there!”
His shout immediately attracted everyone’s attention. They quickly gathered around while Zhao Manyan headed to the lower ground, like he was trying to take a head start.
Even though Zhao Manyan’s exaggerating act was awkward to look at, some people actually believed him, including Xing Hui and the others who were following Mo Fan. They immediately started after him.
The person who found the Ice Witch first would be rewarded with the biggest petal of the Tianshan Sacred Lotus. Wasn’t that what they were risking their lives for?
Mo Fan’s group successfully reached the back of the mountain. The hill’s waist had many ravines that were excellent hiding spots. Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue thought she would be hiding somewhere on the hill, but Nanyu went straight to the back of the hill.
“Weird…” Nanyu said.
“She’s not here?” Mu Ningxue asked worriedly.
“She is, but the movement I heard is coming from over there.” Nanyu pointed down a ravine.
Mo Fan followed her finger and saw Nanyu pointing at a huge canyon. It was one of the Nine Rifts. People who came within five hundred meters of it could already feel the force trying to drag them into it, let alone if they fell into it!
“She’s around there?” Mo Fan asked in alarm.
“No, she’s inside it,” Nanyu declared.
Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue exchanged glances. They immediately ran to the huge canyon when they realized something.
The rift was over seven kilometers long and around four hundred meters wide, easily comparable to the quickmud of the Swamp of Death. It was unlikely anyone would survive after stepping into it.
Mo Fan and Mu Ningxue arrived at the edge of the rift. The overwhelming force kept dragging them towards the rift. Mo Fan had to use the Space Element to resist it.
They looked down and saw a cliff down the wall, around a hundred meters down. A woman in a light purple robe was standing on the cliff. Her silver hair stood out clearly.
“She’s down there!” Mu Ningxue exclaimed.
“Is she trapped? How did she fall into a rift, not to mention such a big one? How are we supposed to save her?” Mo Fan had to ask.
“Take it easy, you two,” Nanyu said.
Qin Yu’er who was standing on the cliff seemed to notice them too. She looked up in their direction.
“I’m going down,” Mu Ningxue said.
“I’ll modify the laws with the Chaos Element. You should hurry and save her. I can’t hold on for too long,” Mo Fan told Mu Ningxue.
The Chaos Element could manipulate gravity. It would work on the ice rift too, but its power was overwhelming due to its size. Mo Fan could only manipulate the force of a small area.
Mu Ningxue jumped into the rift. It was rare to see her so worried about someone, perhaps because Qin Yu’er’s fate was too similar to hers. They even had the same silver hair. Only they understood one another’s loneliness.
“Sister Qin!” Mu Ningxue felt oddly warm when she saw Qin Yu’er.
“Ningxue, why are you here?” Qin Yu’er was surprised. They were at the Scar of Tianshan Mountain, an extremely dangerous place, even for Mu Ningxue!
“I came here to train myself. You are in a pretty bad spot,” Mu Ningxue said.
“I know,” Qin Yu’er sounded calm. She did not panic even when the Heresy Judgment Court was after her.
“Why did you come back here?” Mu Ningxue did not understand.
She had managed to get out from the Scar of Tianshan Mountain before. Why didn’t she stay in the city? Did she come here to hide from the Heresy Judgment Court?
Qin Yu’er shook her head. Instead of looking across the world for the man she wanted to meet, it was better to come back here and wait.
She was confident that she had seen a familiar face when the ice melted. Why did he turn and leave?