The group of them returned to the city, while Lan Jie and the others left to look for a water source . Sima You Yue, Little Dream and Halcyon were randomly wandering around in the city, scouting it out .
Since they met them, she was in no hurry to leave . They had come here before she did, so they might know something .
“Yue Yue, this city isn’t small, but there aren’t any survivors . The ghost clansmen wouldn’t be that powerful . ” Little Dream said .
“You find it strange as well?” Sima You Yue asked .
“Based on the information we got from the two we caught, they weren’t that powerful . It wouldn’t be too possible that they are the ones who worked together to clear out the city . ” Little Dream explained her thoughts .
“Yeah . ” Sima You Yue said, “I feel the same way . ”
“Is there something we don’t know?” Little Dream said with a tilt of her head .
“Halcyon, what do you think?” Sima You Yue looked at Halcyon .
“My guess is that they probably aren’t the same group of people . ” Halcyon said .
“Not the same?”
“This is just my guess . ” Halcyon said, “We met a group of people before, but they probably aren’t working together . ”
Sima You Yue followed Halcyon’s train of thought as she suddenly clapped her hands, “Maybe you’re right! We had met a group of spirit beasts who had been controlled, while another type had been evil ghosts . The spirit beasts were weaker, while those evil ghosts were stronger . Because they attacked us together, we thought that they were the same group . Maybe they’re totally different groups . ”
“If they really aren’t working together, then two groups of them came at once?” Little Dream said, “That’s strange . Few normally come over, but two actually came this time . Furthermore, they’re both working at Bright Red Mountain Peak . They didn’t go anywhere else . ”
“That’s because the ones who attacked under the evil ghosts are unable to leave this place due to certain reasons . They can only move about on Bright Red Mountain peak . As for the other group, they have come to kill those people . ” Blue Blade explained as he came out from the house .
Sima You Yue only now realised that they had walked over to where Blue Blade and the others had gone to wash up .
“How do you know that?” Sima You Yue nodded at him as she asked .
“Over a hundred of my Heroic Sword Sect came, but only a few of us remain today . If we didn’t even find out this much, then my fellow disciples would have died in vain . ” Sima You Yue said rather sadly .
“I apologise, I didn’t know…”
“Brother Sima, there’s no need for you to apologise . Their deaths were not caused by you . ” Blue Blade said, “Before we came to this place, we did not think it would be so hazardous . I’m afraid that it would be hard to account for this when we return to our sect . ”
“Young Lord Lan, you managed to become the blue sword of the sect at such a young age . I believe the sect will not blame you too much . ” Sima You Yue consoled him .
“You know about us?” Blue Blade asked with surprise .
“I do . ” Sima You yue said, “The Heroic Sword Sect is one of the top sects specialised in physique and cultivation . You’re split into two groups, one focuses on physique and then cultivation, while the other focuses on cultivation before physique . It’s further split into the seven different colours, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, violet to represent the divisions . The other main disciples are named by their colour . And you, are the top disciple of the Blue division . Am I right?
“Young Lord Sima does know things rather clearly . ” Blue Blade said with a smile .
“I heard a friend mention it before . ” Sima You Yue said .
In the past, she had been chatting while drinking with Qin Mo, and Qin Mo had told her before of a sect in the central regions . Their style was just, and he had made friends with many of them inside . They were a lot better than the sage sect who kept excessively praising themselves .
“I wonder which friend this is?” Blue Blade asked . He saw Sima You Yue’s eyes flash with hesitation and suddenly felt as if it was improper of him to ask as he explained, “I, Sir Blue, was merely a bit curious . There are not many outsiders who know of our heroic sword sect . Those who know more about us are those who have a better than average relationship with our heroic sword sect . If it is not convenient for Brother Sima You speak of him, then you do not need to tell me . ”
“I see . ” Sima You Yue smiled, saying, “Actually, it’s nothing much . It was Qin Mo who told me . ”
“Young Lord Qin?” Blue Blade was stunned for a brief moment when he heard Qin Mo’s name, “I did not expect that Sima You Yue would actually be Young Lord Qin’s friend . I have truly lacked respect . ”
“He and I merely met by chance and came together over shared interest . We just got a little closer . ” Sima You Yue explained simply, without explaining how close they were or were not .
“Senior, what are you talking about?” The baby faced lady came out from the house and bowed to Sima You Yue and Halcyon, saying, “Thank you all for saving us today . Mere words will not do, if you ever need my, Zhou Lan’s, help, please instruct me . ”
Sima You Yue had a good impression of this straightforward beauty as she smiled, “There’s no need for any instruction . We merely saved you today because of fate . The Bright Red Mountain Peak is large, but we managed to meet . ”
“Regardless, we will always remember this . ” Zhou Lan said firmly, keeping Sima You Yue’s actions firmly in her heart .
“Oh right, you said earlier that you know a bit about the ghost clan? I wonder if you could tell us a thing or two? I, You Yue, have only been here for a short time, and did not meet anyone who could speak . Our eyes are a bit clouded at the moment . ” Sima You Yue said .
The two in the spirit pagoda were immediately disregarded .
“How could I now . ” Blue Blade said, “Actually, we know this after thinking it over ourselves . I implore Young Lord not to mind if it is not entirely accurate . ”
“You have only gotten this information after losing so many of your comrades . I know this clearly, how could I possibly mind . ” Sima You Yue said .
“Senior, Young Lord Sima, this is not a good place to talk . Why don’t we head inside . ” Zhou Lan suggested .
Although there was nobody in the city, it would not be good to remain speaking at the entrance . As such, the group of them found a relatively new courtyard and entered it .
You Yue saw the house that looked rather new and exclaimed, “This house was just rebuilt, but the person is gone . ”
“Not entirely . ” Zhou Lan said, “If it were not because we came to the Bright red Mountain Range personally, we would not dare think that on this mountain, an empty city like this would appear in such a short frame of time . When we think of how we found these kinds of devastating sights elsewhere, it makes our hair stand in anger!”
“How are the other places like? How many places have you gone?” Sima You Yue asked .
They happened to walk past a group of houses and saw a pavilion . They walked in and sat in the pavilion to speak .
“We’ve already been here for three months, and have seen things these three months . It’s even more desperate than anything we’ve ever seen . As for us, we realised that after entering this place, you cannot leave…”
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