Chapter 70: Returning to Pu Luo Mountain Range
"Master Feng, what are you doing here?" Sima You Yue saw Feng Zhi Xing's silhouette so she paused to ask.
This was a little road that lead to the living quarters and would rarely be used by others. Especially since it was relatively early in the morning, there was nobody on the road. It was completely unexpected for Feng Zhi Xing to be waiting here for her.
"Waiting for you." Feng Zhi Xing looked at Sima You Yue as he said indifferently.
"Is there anything wrong?" Sima You Yue saw how calm Feng Zhi Xing was and so her disturbed and violent heart also gradually calmed down.
"Ouyang Fei came to find me yesterday to tell me that you all will be leaving the school today." Feng Zhi Xing said.
Sima You Yue didn't think that they would be leaving so quickly but she thought of how she had already held them back by quite a few days so Ouyang Fei and the rest must definitely be anxious.
"Yeah, they said that they wanted to leave a little earlier." She nodded her head.
"Their mission this time is the most difficult one. It also has the highest degree of danger, you have to take care of yourself." Feng Zhi Xing said.
"I will. Many thanks for your concern. If there is nothing else, I will take my leave first since they are still waiting for me." Sima You Yue scratched her cheek as she smiled and explained.
"Go then." Feng Zhi Xing waved his hands. Upon seeing Sima You Yue leave, he mumbled, "She has the smell of blood, what has this girl done this time?"
"Master, are you able to rest assured, letting her do her mission together with those people?" A voice sounded in the distance.
"What is there to be assured or not about, if she wants to go then let her go. Experience is very good for increasing one's strength." Feng Zhi Xing said as he unhurriedly left the little road.
When Sima You Yue returned to the living quarters, the other four had already been prepared and were just waiting for her.
"Zi Qi, didn't you say that we would be waiting for two days? How come we're in such a rush?" She pulled Wei Zi Qi to ask as she saw the four of them who were ready and waiting for her.
Wei Zi Qi looked helplessly at Ouyang Fei and said, "I initially thought that in light of his injury, we would let him rest for two days to tend to his wounds. However, he's the one who insisted so we couldn't say much. Have you packed your things?"
"I have everything I need on me!" Sima You Yue waved her interspatial ring as she gleefully said.
"Then let's move out." Wei Zi Qi clapped Sima You Yue on the back as he turned to the three of them to say.
The pressure surrounding Ouyang Fei's body was as low as it was yesterday. Hearing what Wei Zi Qi said, he wordlessly walked out of the courtyard.
"Let's go." Bei Gong Tang said indifferently as she also walked out.
The three of them, Sima You Yue, Fatty Qu and Wei Zi Qi shrugged their shoulders before following after them.
"Oh right, Zi Qi, you all still haven't told me what our mission is about!" After following them to the Spirit Master Guild, Sima You Yue finally realised that she had been so busy cultivating and practicing alchemy that she had totally forgotten to ask about anything regarding this mission.
Wei Zi Qi slapped himself on the forehead before saying in vexation, "I can't believe I'd forgotten to explain the mission to you. Our mission this time is to harvest a few pill ingredients."
"Pill ingredients?" Sima You Yue was shocked. Couldn't they just buy the needed pill ingredient from the pill store, why did they have to go and look for it.
"Actually, looking for this pill ingredient is just the cover up for our mission." Fatty Qu explained, "While under pretense of looking for whatever pill ingredients, these are only found in the Pu Luo Mountain Range. The main thing the Academy wishes for us is to develop our skills and increase our experiences."
When she heard about the Pu Luo Mountain Range, Sima You Yue felt a bit of regret. She had only returned back for a few months but she had to go back there again.
"Let's go then, we have to go through a Teleportation Array to send us to a capital near Pu Luo Mountain Range." When it was their turn, he paid the fees for the five of them and told the servant girl the name of a certain city.
"Salt City, five people." That servant girl said as she received five wooden signs and gave it to Wei Zi Qi, who handed it out to everyone.
Sima You Yue looked at the wooden sign in her hand and thought about how this place had no need for her to fill up any form. It could be because the amount people who passed through this place was really too much, so filling up forms was too much trouble.
"Salt City is a place that Ouyang Fei and I decided on." Wei Zi Qi walked as he explained to Sima You Yue, "We've did our research and found that the North of Pu Luo Mountain Range has a little less Spirit Beasts so we have decided to head there. Salt City happens to be the biggest city in the North."
Arriving at the house that the Teleportation Array was in, Bei Gong Tang gave her wooden sign to a person standing at the side before standing inside the Teleportation Array and looking at Sima You Yue and the other three.
Thinking of the last time, where she had fallen into a heap like a dog eating shit the last time she used the Teleportation Array, Sima You Yue's eyes flashed when she saw the Teleportation Array again..
After waiting for the five of them to enter the array, the Teleportation Array began to activate and they quickly disappeared from the house.
Not long after they left, two other groups of people also arrived at the Spirit Master Guild. Looking at the clothes they were wearing, they must also have been students from the Imperial Academy.
"Salt City." One of the people holding the wooden plates took it out and said one word to the person-in-charge before standing inside the Teleportation Array.
"Boss, you said that you really want to head to the Pu Luo Mountain Range from Salt City?" The second one who arrived at the Teleportation Array asked.
The one who was referred to as Boss glanced at the other one wordlessly. He shrugged his shoulders and stood to the side.
When evening came, Sima You Yue and the others appeared at the Spirit Master Guild at Salt City.
"We'll go look for an inn first to rest for a night and listen to any news about the current situation at Pu Luo Mountain Range while we're at it, okay?" Wei Zi Qi asked.
"Okay!" Fatty Qu was the first to agree. Hanging around the Teleportation Array for such a long time caused his back to ache.
"I'm okay with anything." Sima You Yue replied.
Bei Gong Tang and Ouyang Fei also nodded. The sky had gotten dark, so rashly heading to the Pu Luo Mountain Range would be a considerably dangerous thing.
And so the five of them left the Spirit Master Guild after asking around for the position of the closest inn. They went to rent five rooms and ate their dinner before retiring to their own rooms to rest.
Not long after they entered the inn, another group of people also entered.
Sima You Yue returned to her room and was sprawled out on the bed.
When dinner time came, she saw that the four of them had very solemn expressions and knew that they were nervous about entering the mountain tomorrow. However, since she had stayed at Pu Luo Mountain Range for such a long time, she had nothing to be nervous about.
As a result, she simply washed her face and brushed her teeth before surrounding herself in her blanket to sleep.
On the morning of the second day, the few of them came downstairs to eat breakfast together.
"I have already asked about Pu Luo Mountain Range's current situation from the innkeepers last night." Wei Zi Qi said as he ate his breakfast, "The Pu Luo Mountain Range is divided into the outer area, the middle area and the inner area…"
Sima You Yue already knew everything that Wei Zi Qi was talking about, however, seeing that he was saying it with such detail, she could tell that he really had the ability to source for information.
"As long as we don't go to the middle or inner areas, we won't be met with too much danger." Wei Zi Qi concluded.
"However, if the pill ingredient that we need to gather isn't in the outer areas then we have no choice but to enter the middle area to look for it." Fatty Qu said.
"The middle area is too dangerous. If it is possible to avoid it then we really should do our best not to go." Wei Zi Qi said, "Let's go. This is my first time entering Pu Luo Mountain Range, I can't help but to really look forward to see what it's like."
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