The 11th Pit – “Senior martial brother… It’s hot here!”
The river water grew darker as they dove deeper. Gong Changsheng wasn’t bothered, as he couldn’t see in the first place. Dongfang Wuqiong on the other hand hesitated whether he should light an illumination mystic artifact or something. However, he decided not to, as he was afraid that it would lure some dangerous beings over. If battles were avoidable, then it would be best to avoid them. After all, he didn’t know how much energy he had to expend later on.
He closed his eyes and silently chanted the《Heavenly Mind-eye Art》.
In just a few moments, the pitch black scenery in his vision was slowly dyed with pale-blue rays of light, as he gained a bird’s eye view of the spiritual energies of the surrounding objects.
An enormous cave where water was flowing through could be seen on the riverbed. There weren’t any creatures within the water, and during the time Dongfang Wuqiong and Gong Changsheng took to swim all the way here, algae that were growing sporadically all around were all they could see.
They followed the waterflow for about an incense worth of time, and light could finally be seen shooting down from the water surface. The two of them slowly swam up, and popped their heads above the surface.
Though the enormous cave was not where the water stopped flowing at, there was a stone door engraved with the words “Lei Mingzhi of Mysterious Inscription Sect” situated along the walls. There were also Nightlight Pearls embedded in the cave ceiling that were clearly man-made. Undoubtedly, this proved that they had already arrived at their destination.
Because they used a water riding mystic artifact, when the two of them came onto shore, their clothes were not the least bit wet. Just when Dongfang Wuqiong withdrew his《Heavenly Mind-eye Art》and wanted to retort on how things had gone too smoothly, the water surface of began to tumble once more. There seemed to be something moving in the pool. Before he could even investigate, small snakes hectically poured out of the stone wall. Each snake was about a meter long, and they frantically dove into the pool. The scene was incredibly frightening.
Dongfang Wuqiong hurriedly protected Gong Changsheng in his embrace, afraid that he would accidentally step on one. It would be bad if he ended up caught up in them. The trap protecting the entrance of the cave residence definitely would not be using regular snakes. Furthermore, if they were a step late, they would undoubtedly be buried in the water by the crowd of snakes.
It seemed like the “tails” behind their backs had activated the trap. Dongfang Wuqiong, who was inwardly rejoicing at how he did not light up an illumination artifact earlier, suddenly realized Gong Changsheng was fidgeting uncomfortably in his embrace.
“Senior martial brother… it’s hot here!”
Strange, this underground cave was not sealed off, and faint traces of wind had been blowing from the front and back, so the place was at a comfortable temperature. How was it hot?
Gong Changsheng did not care about such things. He struggled out of Dongfang Wuqiong’s embrace and then ran straight towards the stone door.
Gong Changsheng had always been obedient. Never expected that he would act on his own, Dongfang Wuqiong was too late in stopping him. The child ran over and touched the stone door. Following after, a deafeningly loud rumble came from all directions.
Dongfang Wuqiong reached out to Gong Changsheng, wanting to bring him into his embrace once more. Unexpectedly, the stone door exploded straightaway!
He guarded against the stone door fragments that shot out from the door, and in the short timeframe his vision was blocked, when Dongfang Wuqiong raised his head once more, Gong Changsheng had disappeared.
That’s right, he disappeared!!
The loud rumble had all disappeared without a trace as well. What brought Dongfang Wuqiong in cold sweat was what’s behind the stone door. There wasn’t a cave residence or a passage, but just pitch-black darkness. Even when there were Nightlight Pearls shining down from the ceiling, the cave entrance was still completely pitch-black.
It was a large-scale formation. Dongfang Wuqiong could only make such a guess.
There were many varieties of formations. Unfortunately, no matter if it’s an “illusion formation”, “killing formation”, or a “misdirection formation”, they were clearly not things that a twelve-year-old Gong Changsheng could face alone. Looking at his reaction before his disappearance, there was a high possibility that it was an “illusion formation”. Just as Dongfang Wuqiong planned on charging into the black mist, a loud boom could be heard from the pool behind him.
When he turned around, he saw a water fountain rising up to nearly ten meters, and a figure slaughtered his way out of the large number of water snakes. After floating his way up high, he stopped.
A few water snakes fell next to Dongfang Wuqiong’s feet, and they were still spasming about as sparks sizzled and flew about their bodies. Dongfang Wuqiong had a good look of the visitor, and deeply knew that they were in trouble. The visitor this time was a formidable foe.
“Wuawuawua, I never expected that it would be old lady Lei Mingzhi’s. This lord truly misses the time when the both of us fought to the death two hundred years ago.”
“Senior Lei Mingzhi has passed away many years ago, there’s no need for you to be concerned about her so, is there?”
Dongfang Wuqiong bowed towards the visitor, but not only did he not return his greetings, he even slowly descended onto a place near the water surface. The moment the tip of his foot made contact with the pool, loud sizzling sounds could be heard once more, and several corpses of water snakes instantly tumbled their way up onto the water surface. There were also some of the corpses of the minion devil practitioners that he brought along.
“Why wouldn’t I be concerned about her? Back in the days, she had snatched away quite a few of this lord’s mystic artifacts. If not because it wasn’t appropriate for me to seek her out because of her position as the Third Elder of Mysterious Inscription Sect, I wouldn’t have let flaunt for so many years either.”
“Then old senior, what you’re trying to say is…?”
“Since I finally found her cave residence today, I will naturally have to take them all back!”
Dongfang Wuqiong was currently sweating buckets right now, and his body was ice-cold. Because the visitor this time was the murderer who killed Third Elder Lei Mingzhi two hundred years ago.
One of the Devil Lords of the Three Realms, Devil Practitioner Gu Ziqi! His age was unknown! His level of cultivation was unknown! All Dongfang Wuqiong knew about him was… he was a holder of the mutated single lightning spirit vein, just like Gong Changsheng!
“Huu… This place seems to be a little hot…”
Facing the sweating Dongfang Wuqiong, Gu Ziqi finally spoke of something that fit the occasion.