translated by Berrrybunz
Land of Riches
“Of course, we must.” Su Yun frowned, and spoke softly: “Qing’er, there is no knowing of what a man’s heart truly is, I truly never thought that Cong Hong Chang would be so vicious, but regarding this matter, we must definitely pretend like we do not know, since our goal is for the treasure deposit related to Profound Sky Sect. Before finding the treasure deposit, we cannot scare her away.”
“But, does the treasure deposit truly exist?” Qing’er refuted: “Cong Hong Chang said it required seven people to easily open the treasure deposit, but Cong Hong Chang is killing us one by one. Doesn’t that mean we cannot open the treasure deposit? That should be impossible! Young Master, I feel that this so called treasure deposit is just a scam, Cong Hong Chang actually planned to lure all of us here to be her food!”
“What you said is reasonable, but, if it was fake, why did Cong Hong Chang have to bring up the Profound Sky Sect? Maybe the Treasure Deposit is a fake, but the information that Cong Hong Chang has is something related to Profound Sky Sect, and with just this information, our trip will not be in vain! Furthermore, I want to see why Cong Hong Chang gathered these people for, could it truly just be for her to absorb and increase her cultivation?”
“Young Master currently wields such a high cultivation, I guess we don’t have to be afraid of them.”
Su Yun continued watching the mirror.
Cong Hong Chang placed her hand on the withered corpse, and gently pushed down.
The corpse dissipated like fine powder.
That was what would happen to a body when all the energy and vitality had been extracted, transforming into a body that looked like it had been eroded by wind.
Following that, Cong Hong Chang retrieved a moss green ball from her storage ring, and then placed it on the ground, which then was activated.
The ball exploded, causing the entire barrier enchantment to instantly rip apart, and Cong Hong Chang was struck, flying out of the barrier enchantment, and her entire body covered in mud.
Upon hearing the noise, De Zhen and the rest who were outside immediately awakened, and opened their eyes at the same time, looking towards the direction of the explosion.
“The act has begun.”
Su Yun said coldly: “Qing’er, let’s go out and see what lies she’ll spin!”
Qing’er nodded her head, at that moment she did not have any good feelings towards Cong Hong Chang anymore, and could be said that all her emotions were of complete loathing and disgust.
The two of them removed their barrier enchantment, and headed towards Cong Hong Chang’s direction, only to see that the Profound Spirit Qi around was in a mess, and a strange undulation rippled out, causing people to be startled, and what was even weirder, was that the poisonous mist that had obstructed their path was actually cleared.
Cong Hong Chang sat there in a daze, her eyes were unfocused, and looked to be in extreme pain.
De Zhen and Liu Jie immediately ran over, and pulled Cong Hong Chang up, and asked anxiously.
“Big Brother De Zhen, the poison mist has been cleared.”
Cong Hong Chang bit her lip and said softly.
“That’s a good thing, but what happened? And where’s Li Fu Zai?” De Zhen looked around, but could not find Li Fu Zai’s shadow.
Cong Hong Chang covered her face and wailed painfully: “The process to remove the poison mist was smooth, but… But… Then an accident occurred!” Big Brother Li Fu Zai, h-he… He died!”
De Zhen and Liu jie were shocked.
They had never expected Li Fu Zai to actually die.
“Then where’s his body? If he’s alive, I want to see him, if he is dead, I want to see his corpse! Why is Li Fu Zai’s body not here?” De Zhen asked.
“Big Brother De Zhen, the corpse disappeared, I don’t know what happened. Big Brother Li Fu Zai and I were in unison using our Qi to remove the poison mist, but just as we were about to finish, Big Brother Li Fu Zai suddenly screamed out, transformed into ashes, and died instantly!”
“What? How is that possible?”
De Zhen was shocked, but his eyes were already filled with deep suspicion.
Not long ago, Zhang Hu had died, and now Li Fu Zai had died mysteriously as well, where at their last moments, they were together with the woman alone, if no one was suspicious, that would be weird.
However, Cong Hong Chang’s words that followed on slightly alleviated De Zhen’s suspicions.
“Big Brother Li Fu Zai and I were using the same technique, but when we were about to finish, I realized that the poison mist had strangely gathered around him! Big Brother Li Fu Zai was unable to fight against the strange poison mist, and then died immediately.”
“That poison mist can actually move to envelop a person? Isn’t that strange? And why are you fine, while Li Fu Zai suffered?”
Su Yun asked, he was extremely interested in the lies the woman would concoct.
“I don’t know what happened either. Everyone, do you think that the Wandering Paleo Beasts are the cause of it? Big Brother Li Fu Zai was struck slightly by the poison thorns, but I was not, and I heard that the poison of the thorns have a side effect of attracting other poison, perhaps… Perhaps it was the Wandering Paleo Beast that caused it.”
Cong Hong Chang revealed a look of enlightenment, and said with a serious face.
“What you said is reasonable! Recover first, if it truly is the work of the poison mist, you will definitely not be able to escape from it, but at that time, he was closer to Zhang Hu, and might have taken some of the poisonous thorns, I have also heard about the ‘poison attraction’ before, maybe it was like that.”
De Zhen sighed, and continued: “At present, it can only be said that the situation has screwed us over. Although Li Fu Zai is dead, our small team cannot disband because of this. Everyone, since the poison mist has been cleared, let us continue.”
“Sigh, I hope that we can leave this scary place soon. Otherwise, I won’t even know if I will die or not.” Liu Jie sighed.
“Don’t worry Elder Sister Liu, after going through this small path, we will enter the Dragon Forest Region with the abundance of Dragon Forest Trees, at that time, we will easily find Profound Sky Sect’s treasure deposit, and when we split up the treasures, we can immediately leave this place!”
Cong Hong Chang said.
“Are we going to reach the Dragon Forest Region already?”
“From the way I see it, I think it will take about half a day of time.”
Liu Jie was elated.
The group walked on eagerly, under the lead of Cong Hong Chang.
“She is truly capable, to be able to concoct such a thorough lie!”
Qing’er who was at the back walking with Su Yun said softly.
“If she did not prepare a good excuse, how could she dare to act so recklessly with Li Fu Zai?”
Su Yun shook his head and laughed.
A woman’s heart is unfathomable, and that has been the truth for the longest time. Although they had seen Cong Hong Chang’s true appearance from the mirror, no one except her knew what she had in her mind.
“Young master, who do you think Cong Hong Chang will go for next?”
“I’m not sure, but I don’t think she will use this method anymore, for it to occur once, then twice, then thrice, that will only make us more suspicious. She is a clever person, and will definitely change her method.”
“What method will it be?”
“How would I know?” Su Yun shrugged his shoulder.
After going through the dark forest, they arrived at a rugged stone road, where many dried up branches covered up the sides of the stone road which did not look like a forest at all. However, Cong Hong Chang navigated and brought everyone ahead as though she was familiar with the road, and only stopped after reaching an area covered with vines.
The area was extremely mysterious, around it was filled with trees, but every tree trunk was extremely thick, and on the trees grew many vines that resembled either dragons or snakes.
This was the famed Dragon Forest Region of the Black Prison Forest!
Cong Hong Chang walked over, checked the area once, and began to look for something.
“What are you looking for?”
Liu Jie asked.
“I’m trying to find the entrance, if Profound Sky Sect’s treasure deposit is hidden here, that means the entrance is somewhere here!”
Cong Hong Chang said.
Liu Jie nodded, and did not speak further.
After around half an incense stick of time.
“I found it!”
Cong Hong Chang exclaimed out loud.
Everyone gathered around her.
Cong Hong Chang brushed away the loose soil on the ground, and found a mechanism created from stone.
It looked to be ancient, its color and luster revealed that it had been through a long time, and after seeing the mechanism, Su Yun’s heart immediately became confused.
There truly was a mechanism, and if it truly was the entrance of the treasure deposit, then that meant that Cong Hong Chang did not lie, and did not create the lie about the treasure deposit, and there truly was a treasure deposit!
Just then, the clear and crisp sound of the mechanism being used sounded out. Cong Hong Chang had already activated the mechanism.
In a moment, all of the Dragon Forest Trees around immediately started to sway, their surroundings started to move as the ground trembled, as though an earthquake had occurred.
The mechanism suddenly exploded in its place, and a stone step that went underground appeared.
“This is great! This is great! This is definitely the entrance! This is great!”
Seeing that, Liu Jie immediately became ecstatic. Who could maintain their previous indifferent demeanour? She ignored everything and started to rush down the stone steps.
“Liu Jie! Don’t be rash!”
De Zhen shouted.
Everyone had been through so much for this, and they only had one goal, and that was the treasure deposit. Throughout the journey, everyone were still suspicious about whether or not the treasure deposit was real. Cong Hong Chang’s information, at the moment, was no longer doubted.
“Let’s not waste time, everyone, follow me in!”
Cong Hong Chang shouted, and took the lead to go down the steps.
De Zhen shook his head helplessly, but he did not hesitate and followed Cong Hong Chang.
“Young Master, what do we do?”
QIng’er looked at them go down the steps, and asked quietly.
“We are going in, but we have to be extra careful, previously, Cong Hong Chang said that we required seven people to open the treasure deposit, but in the end she opened it up so easily, how is that not strange? De Zhen and Liu Jie have already lost their rationale due to their greed blinding them, and totally overlooked this point.”
Su Yun said softly.
THe two of them walked down the stone steps.
Below, the stone steps led to a long and straight passageway, and at the end, was a stone door that was just tall enough for a human with a width that allowed two to pass through. It was closed shut, but to everyone, it was a door to countless treasure and wealth.
Liu Jie who had been indifferent the whole journey seemed to be extremely fanatical, she approached the door and immediately activated her Profound Spirit Qi, then smashed at the door.
Bang Bang Bang!
The stone door exploded.
A myriad of colorful lights leaked out from inside the stone door, all the light auras seemed to resemble the splendor of gold and silver treasures, and anyone who saw the light would immediately jump with joy and excitement.
Seeing all the light auras, not only Liu Jie, De Zhen could no longer hold it in, and immediately ran towards the big door.
Were there truly countless of treasures?
Su Yun was startled, after considering thrice, he took a deep breath and immediately went ahead.
However, the moment he stepped past the big door, he immediately knew that it was a ruse!
Behind the stone door, there were no pills or treasures, let alone the so called treasure deposit, and only a gigantic array formation that had already been activated!