Chapter 60 – I shall allow you to die in understanding
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“It would seem that I must learn a skill technique like the Luminous Eyes in the future. With how things are now, it seems like these holes have some sort of grievance against me.”
Wei Suo looked to the maze-like tomb before him. He wanted to cry but didn’t have tears. In the past, Wei Suo didn’t like going to fight demonic beasts at locations that seemed like a maze that he cannot come back out from even if he spent his entire lifetime trying to find the exit. However, ever since he dealt with Lin Daoyi in that cave, immediately following that was the Rock Maggot Karst Cave, and after that was the Cyan Wind Mound’s underground tomb. It was one cave after another.
The underground tomb appeared like a city that had undergone an earthquake and then buried underneath the ground. Wei Suo was currently standing on top of a broken stone step. To his sides were a whole lot of collapsed stone pillars, statues and such. Before him were palaces that were either half collapsed or semi-collapsed enveloped by darkness. The only things that remained standing were broken sculptures and stone pillars that were originally used to support the palaces. Within those palaces were also scattered dried bones.
At the ceiling of the cave, around seventy to eighty feet above Wei Suo’s head, was a crack the depth of a man. The underground tomb beneath the Cyan Wind Mound appeared like a lousy house. It was covered with holes all over. That crack was precisely what Wei Suo had used to reach the underground tomb. Merely, the Wind Cloud Shoes that Wei Suo had could only allow him to jump fifty to sixty feet into the air. Although Wei Suo managed to get down, he would have to find another route should he wish to go out of the tomb.
After Wei Suo turned his head around and checked his surroundings, he said to the green gowned old man, “Old Man, you must help me check out the surroundings. Otherwise, if I was to step onto some sort of trap or get sneak attacked by demonic beasts and die here, then, in this sort of filthy place that not even birds would come and shit on, you might have to spend another several tens of thousands of years before anyone would discover you.”
“Enough of your rubbish. I’m looking out for you.” The green gowned old man coldly humphed displeasedly. “Even if you were to perish here, there’s no need for you to worry about me. That’s because there’s not many years for me to live anyways.”
Wei Suo immediately nodded. He was blinking his eyes. He didn’t dare to take out the Night Glowing Pearl. When his eyes grew accustomed to the darkness before him, he began to run toward the location where the sound originated from.
The environment in the underground tomb was very vile. Wei Suo was extremely scared.
Collapsed rocks and stones covered the entire place. The place was pitch-black and filled with forks in the road. Not only was there not a single intact road, many of the palaces that Wei Suo passed by were swaying back and forth. Sometimes, there would be a collapsed palace roof supported by only half a wall. This caused Wei Suo to be scared for his life whether the roof might collapse on him when he walked through it.
On top of that, the path he walked on seemed to be fine and intact. However, when he walked more, he ended up discovering that it was actually a broken bridge. Before him was a bottomless abyss. As the path before him was gone, he had no choice but to turn around and walk back. This caused Wei Suo to be even more careful when he walked and leave more traces behind in fear of being lost in this place.
What’s even worse was that after he walked towards the direction of the sound that he heard earlier for some time, the sound from that direction disappeared. While the original source of sound disappeared, the sound of someone using techniques began to sound from another direction far away and opposing the one that he was walking toward.
“Oh great beauty Nangong Yuqing, where exactly are you? At least give me a hint.”
What Wei Suo could be certain was that Nangong Yuqing was in this underground tomb of unknown size. Furthermore, the distance between her and Wei Suo was definitely within three hundred miles. That was because a while back, the Transmission Jade Talisman in Wei Suo’s hand had shined. However, this Transmission Jade Talisman was an inferior low level goods indeed. The only thing it could do was show that Nangong Yuqing was in this place and likely fine. However, it couldn’t transmit any other information.
Wei Suo who didn’t know where to go, was currently standing within a long and narrow passageway.
This long and narrow passageway was only big enough for a single person to pass through. A crack about the same width and length as this passageway was on the ceiling. This crack stretched all the way up and allowed a faint amount of light to shine through. It seemed that this crack was connected all the way to the outside.
Hearing the sound from the faraway place at the other side, Wei Suo clenched his teeth and continued onward into this long and narrow passageway.
That was because the location of the sound was truly too far away from where he was currently at. If he was to turn around and then go a long distance only to find the sound disappearing again, it would be all a waste of time. Thus, he decided that it was better to check out the location where the sound he first heard came from first.
Due to the fact that there was even a smaller amount of leeway in such a narrow passageway, Wei Suo became exceedingly careful. All of his nerves were extremely tensed.
Suddenly, the voice of the green gowned old man sounded in his ears. “Careful, there’s a cultivator ahead!”
At the end of this narrow passageway was another collapsed palace.
A stone step tunnel connected through this piece of collapsed palace. Beside the stone step tunnel, within the collapsed palace hall was a middle aged cultivator who wore a black cloak. This cultivator was standing at the corner and looking to the stone step tunnel with alertful eyes.
This middle aged cultivator had a long and narrow face. On his face was a pair of triangular eyes. From a first glance, this man appeared very gloomy, dangerous and comparable to the red clothed cultivator that snatched Wei Suo’s Earth Fire Furnace room.
Suddenly, without any warning, as if this cultivator had suddenly sensed something, he immediately turned around.
Beside the palace ruins not far away to his left side was the cyan clothed Wei Suo. Wei Suo was currently looking at him with a serious expression.
The expression of this black cloak wearing cultivator immediately took a huge change. He directly shot out a pair of black lights from his hand. This pair of black lights was a pair of bird-claw like Magical Treasure.
“What’s going on?!”
The two black lights landed on Wei Suo’s chest without any delay. However, the scene of Wei Suo’s chest opening and his blood spraying out that this cultivator had imagined did not occur. The two black lights claws seemed to not receive any obstruction at all and directly pierced through Wei Suo’s body. As for Wei Suo’s body, only a layer of transparent ripple appeared.
Almost simultaneously, a water bucket sized brass ring suddenly enveloped his body. Immediately after, before this cultivator could emit a single sound, the whizzing of a strong wind was heard. Over a dozen black skeleton skulls and a black light charged toward this cultivator’s body from behind.
The head of this cultivator was sent flying. His body had also been riddled with holes by the black skulls.
“A level five Divine Sea Stage cultivator.”
Wei Suo walked out from the shadows behind the corpse and heaved a large breath of air.
Wei Suo immediately started to strip all of the possessions that this cultivator had on him. He rolled them up and then rapidly entered through the stone step tunnel into a scene of collapsed buildings like a large stone forest.
As for the cyan clothed ‘Wei Suo’ who stood to the left side of this cultivator’s corpse motionlessly, he finally slowly disappeared into the air after a long time.
For a time, all of the sound in this underground tomb had suddenly disappeared. It had became deathly silent.
Wei Suo didn’t know whether he should heave a sigh of relief or be even more tensed.
Around three to four hundred feet before him was a bottomless abyss. Above the abyss was a large arch bridge that spanned from one side to the other. Other than some large cracks, this arch bridge appeared to be in good condition.
At the bridge head located at Wei Suo’s side was a pile of stones that seemed to have been transported into here to be carved a long time ago. Within the pile of stones was another cultivator lying in wait. It was unknown what the robe that this cultivator wore was made out of; like a Gray Rock Serpent, it was capable of changing its color according to the surrounding. At this moment, the robe that he wore was the same color as the cubic shaped boulders that surrounded him, an ash-white color. Had it not been for the green gowned old man notifying Wei Suo of this cultivator’s presence, then, in such a dark place, Wei Suo might not even discover him even when walking right beside him.
Wei Suo looked over to the cultivator that he couldn’t see the face well with his Aura Determining Technique and discovered that this cultivator, like the cultivator from earlier that he had lured with his Illusion Light Talisman and then killed through a sneak attack, was also level five Divine Sea Stage.
It would appear that not everyone in the yellow gowned cultivator’s group were frightening Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators.
However, it was also clear that the yellow gowned cultivator’s group possessed a considerable amount of people. Furthermore, it seemed that they were familiar with the environment around here as they had placed people in the shadows at multiple locations already. It appeared as if they were monitoring the movement of the people of the Iron Policy from the shadows so that they could attack altogether at the most optimal timing, surround and kill all of those from the Iron Policy.
After looking at this cultivator while holding his breath for a short period of time, Wei Suo took out another Illusion Light Talisman. Like before, Wei Suo began to stealthily approach this cultivator who was lying in ambush before him.
Including the one in his hand, Wei Suo currently had four Illusion Light Talismans. Merely, one amongst them was an Illusion Light Talisman of a herd of large white pigs. Wei Suo decided that in this sort of circumstances, it was better for him to use an Illusion Light Talisman that had snapped an image of himself. That was because, like the time before, he would be able to instantly determine whether the person was a friend or foe and would not mistakenly kill someone from the Iron Policy.
“What, could it be that you wish to sneak attack me?”
However, something caused Wei Suo to suddenly stop and frightened him stiff. At a distance of at least two hundred feet from this cultivator, this cultivator suddenly turned around and said.
This cultivator appeared to be around thirty some years old. He possessed a skinny and shriveled face with a really pronounced cheek bone. The most eye catching aspect about this cultivator was that he was wearing a black eyepatch over one of his eyes. It’s a single eyed man. At this moment, this cultivator was staring at Wei Suo with his single eye. His hands were behind his back and he was coldly smiling.
Extremely panic-stricken, Wei Suo immediately took out a Fireball Talisman. At the same time, he began to scream in surprise. “How could this be? How did you discover me?”
“What, did you think you would be able to handle me with a mere level one Fireball Talisman?” The single eyed cultivator looked to Wei Suo with extreme despise. He extended his hand and pointed. A black iron shield appeared before him.
“Forget about it. It is my bad luck to encounter a high level cultivator like you. I’ve only managed to slip pass to here through countless hardships. Never would I expect that before I could encounter the people from the Iron Policy, I would run into you all.” Wei Suo placed down his Fireball Talisman with a dejected expression. “Merely, I do not understand how you were able to discover me right away.”
The single eyed cultivator smiled complacently. “I might as well allow you to die in understanding.” After he said that, he extended his hand and waved. A silver colored shadow suddenly scuttled upward from below his body and then gathered onto his hand. It was a silver-black striped rat.
“Silver Devouring Rat, so it’s actually a tamed demonic beast.” Wei Suo was surprised. He immediately understood what had happened.
“Why are you putting the Fireball Talisman back into your clothes? You’re just making it so that I would have to take it back out later.” Seeing Wei Suo nodding and then sighing before putting the Fireball Talisman back into his clothes, the single eyed cultivator started laughing out loud.
“What are you doing? Black Turtle Shield?” However, something occurred that caused him to suddenly open his eye wide. After Wei Suo placed the Fireball Talisman back into his clothes, he waved his hand and a black turtle-shell like shield began to float before him.
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