Translated by Socksrocker
Chapter 32: "Dispelling the Array"
Little Roar had originally intended to say something, however, looking at Sima You Yue's intense dedication, the words that were on the tip of his tongue were forced back down. He decided to involve himself in looking around the surroundings to see if there was anything that resembled the array core.
"This place is really too weird. There isn't even any sun, where is this light even coming from?" Little Roar inquired, as he stood alone on top of a stick of bamboo, and looked at how the light that was coming off the bamboo turned his pure white fur, green.
Sima You Yue heard what Little Roar had said; a miraculous radiation of light. These bamboos were freely giving off light, this meant that these bamboo were one and the same. If they could find a bamboo that did not give off any light, it was possible that that bamboo was actually the array core!
"Ha, Little Roar, let's look for a bamboo that doesn't give off light!" She said, facing Little Roar who was behind her, as stood up and patted off the leaves that had fallen on her body.
"A bamboo that doesn't give off light? Why would we look for that?" Little Roar asked as he flew over.
"It's possible that it is the array core." Sima You Yue explained, "Anyway, let's just look for it together."
As such, the both of them wandered around the forest once again. This time, looking for a bamboo that did not give off any light; their goal was obvious in but a moment."
"Master, I can feel it." A very silent Little Spirit suddenly voiced out.
"Little Spirit, what do you feel?" Sima You Yue said, as she halted her steps.
"This place contains the aura of a Spirit Stone." Little Spirit replied.
" Spirit stone, is it a stone that's similar to you?" Asked Sima You Yue.
"How could you possibly compare that kind of thing to me. I'm a Sacred Spirit Stone you know, there's only one of me in the entire universe. I can be tempered into a Spirit Pearl and can contain the heaven and earth, while those kind of dregs can only be used to raise some varieties of spirits, at most. It's impossible for them to support life." Little Spirit said proudly.
"Then what are you so worked up for?"
"Are you stupid! While this may be a Mystical Array, although it has been set up with the methods of an array, in fact this array core is useful for things related to spirits. It is only in this way that they formation would reach it's peak potential." Little Spirit said.
"So you're saying that it's possible that the Spirit Stone could be the location of the formation core." Sima You Yue said a little agitatedly.
"Hmph, it's a good thing you're not that stupid." Little Spirit replied.
"Since you can feel its aura, are you able to pinpoint its specific location?" Sima You Yue asked.
"If I was on the outside of the array, I would be able to directly search for it. However, this is the inside of the array. I can only feel that it's close by, within a range of 50 metres. You can look for it yourself." After Little Spirit finished saying this, he refused to utter another word.
Sima You Yue looked around. This segment of bamboo was not very dense. Compared to other areas, this place was relatively sparse.
She scrutinised every single stalk of bamboo and saw that every single one was glowing. There wasn't even a single stalk that fit with the description that she had.
"Could it be that my speculation was wrong?" Sima You Yue touched her chin, doubting her own idea.
"Yue Yue, maybe the array core doesn't lie within the bamboo." Little Roar offered.
"Not the bamboo?"
"Yup, if the formation core really is the Spirit Stone, it will probably continue to resemble a stone, right." Little Roar postulated.
"Ha, that's possible. Let us look over the stones one again." Sima You Yue hugged Little Roar; man and beast deciding to look over each little stone one by one. However, this place didn't even contain a single pebble.
Looking at the only large rock in this entire place, Sima You Yue finally set her sights upon it.
"Could this be it?" She walked towards the stone and walked 2 circles around it. She felt that this stone appeared a little different from the one just now. She stretched out her hand to touch it and it had a similar chill to the bamboo.
"Yue Yue, is this it?" Little Roar flew over to ask.
"Nope." Sima You Yue said. "If this was the array core, it would be a real item and would not have the same kind of ice-cold chill that the bamboo has."
"So, the core is also not here?" Little Roar said with a little disappointment.
"No, it is here." Sima You Yue said confidently, "Are you able to kick this rock away?"
"Piece of cake." Little Roar flew over to the top of the rock and tapped on it lightly with his little leg. The humongous rock was sent flying.
Sima You Yue looked at the bottom of the rock that was sent flying. It had a very black stone, which was around the size of a child's fist.
"Is this it?" Sima You Yue squat down and looked at that black stone. "Do we just have to take this away? We don't know whether or not there's be an explosion, but I don't care. Even if a horse is dying, you still have to send it to the doctor."
After saying this, she threw the little white ball into the Spirit Pearl and let out a breath. She stretched out her hand and grabbed on to the piece of Spirit Stone.
The quiet bamboo forest was interrupted by a sudden gust of wind that came from all sides as the ground looked like it was going to rip itself apart and shook incessantly.
Sima You Yue was unable to open her eyes because of the strong wind. She used the stone that she was grasping in her hands to block in front of her, however, she was unable to block the force of the wind."
The ground suddenly split apart and the crack rapidly enlarged. The leaves and bamboo all tumbled in indiscriminately.
"I'll go-" as she was falling into the crack, Sima You Yue held onto the stone in her hands, and attempted to suppress the panic in her heart.
Her blood flowed into the stone and Sima You Yue and Sima You Yue felt a burst of pain spread out from her palms, towards the rest of her body and all her bones, causing her to pass out. Just before she fainted, she only had one thought. If the ground were to join back together, would she be flattened into minced meat?
Her consciousness faded away, and she did not know how long she had spent in that darkness. As her consciousness slowly started to recover, she opened her eyes and realised that she was currently within a canyon. There was a thick meadow underneath her and her clothes were clean. The dirt that was on her body just now when the earth broke apart was generally gone.
She sat up and rubbed her head that was in a bit of pain. She was a little suspicious of whether or not her current situation was one of a dream.
A burst of pain came from the palm of her hand and she opened up her palm. She saw that there were some scars on the palm of her hands and the wounds had not yet completely closed up. As a result of her movements just now, they had reopened.
"Looks like this isn't a dream." She took out her knife and cut off a part of the hem of her skirt to wrap her hand, using her mouth and left hand to tie a knot.
After finishing this, she began to inspect the canyon.
Similar to the Bamboo forest just now, there were not any living creatures. There was not even a shadow of a Spirit Beast Egg, just as before. The difference was that the place just now consisted entirely of a bamboo forest, but this place had many different types of flowers, plants and trees.
"Could it be that I entered another array from that array?" Sima You Yue was puzzled.
"It shouldn't be. I don't feel any aura of an array." Little Spirit said.
"No array? Didn't you say that this place contained multiple Illusion Arrays?"
"Nope, this is the real world." Little Spirit asserted.
"Then how do we go back? This place isn't within an array and looking for a Spirit Beast Egg is not longer the method for sending us back out." Sima You Yue said with a little bit of headache. "Oh right, the Spirit Stone just now. Do you know where it has disappeared to?"
"It's with me." Little Spirit said. His mood was a little bad.
Sima You Yue felt that something was not right and asked, "What's wrong?"
"There's something strange about this item. I'll tell you about it when you get out of this place." Little Spirit said.
"I'll go look for a route out first, then." Sima You Yue replied.
She walked towards the canyon and suddenly heard the same call from before.
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