Everyone ran down the courtyard at the back, and Zhou Lan ran into the house immediately . Lan Jian and Qi Wei stayed outside the house, not going in .
“Yu Qing, what’s going on?” Blue Blade asked from outside .
The white clothed youth dashed out from inside the house before his outer clothes were put on properly . The moment he came out, he asked hurriedly, “What? What’s going on?”
“Nothing . ” Zhou Lan’s voice came out from inside, with humoring colouring her voice .
“Really?” Qi Wei asked uncertainly .
“Yeah . You guys just wait outside . ” Zhou Lan said .
“Then we shall wait . ” Blue Lan said to Qi Wei and Sima You yue . When he saw that his clothes were not even put on properly, he said, “Ming Lang, aren’t you going to put your clothes on properly!”
Xian Ming Lang pouted his lips as he hurriedly put his clothes on properly . At the same time, Zhou Lan’s voice sounded, “Come in . ”
When everyone entered, they saw a huge bath bucket . Yu Qing and Zhou Lan were standing by its side .
“What happened just now?” Blue Blade asked .
“Actually, actually, nothing happened . ” Yu Qing’s voice was still red as she said, “I just saw a mouse and got shocked . ”
“Pfft-” Qi Wei immediately laughed, saying, “A mouse? Yu Qing, I’m not laughing at you, but you’re a spirit master . How could you be afraid of a tiny little thing like a mouse!”
Yu Qing’s blush deepened and it seemed like she was trying to explain, “That, that…”
“Alright, Qi Wei . Don’t laugh at her anymore . Yu Qing has always been afraid of mice ever since she was young . It’s not like you don’t know this . ” Blue Blade saw the way she was acting and voiced out softly . He was giving her an out .
Yu Qing didn’t say anything else . Actually, the truth was just hard to say . There was no way that she could tell a group of men that her chest had been violated by a spirit beast!
“This place is a little quiet, and it was a little scary when a mouse suddenly appeared . Especially since this mouse wasn’t just average sized . It was bigger than the average spirit rabbit . ” Zhou Jian said .
“Exactly . It was so scary . If you saw it all of a sudden, you would be scared too!” Yu Qing said .
“Hmph, I’m not you!” Qu Wei huffed as he crossed his arms .
“If it was Qi Wei, he would definitely subdue it and make it dance in front of us!” Zhou Lan said .
“Senior Zhou, you understand me so well!” Qi Wei beamed .
“That…” Sima You Yue interrupted their banter, “We have a problem . ”
“Young Lord Sima, please tell us . ” Blue Blade said .
“That . ” Sima You Yue pointed at the mouse that had been beaten up till it was paralysed, asking, “There are no spirit beasts in the entire city, and no people either . Now, a little mouse has appeared . Where did it come from?”
“You’re right . ” Blue Blade furrowed his eyebrows, “There were no living things when we entered this place . Where did this mouse come from?”
Zhou LAn and the others fell deep into contemplation as well . A mouse had suddenly appeared in this empty city . This was strange no matter how they tried to wrap their heads around it .
“Halcyon . ” Sima You Yue called out .
Halcyon appeared from behind her and walked one round around the house before closing his eyes and expanding his senses .
“What is he doing?” Qi Wei looked at him with curiosity .
“Don’t speak . ” Blue Blade glanced at him, and he immediately swallowed the rest of his words .
Halcyon sensed the surroundings for a moment before coming to a wall . He felt around it before he found a brick and pressed on it . Then, the wall tilted to a side, revealing a pathway .
At this moment, everyone realised what it was . Who would have thought that a basement existed under this place .
“Let’s head down and take a look . ” Sima You Yue said .
“Alright . ”
The stairs were not high, and were merely around twenty steps to the bottom . A pathway lay beneath it, and multiple oil lamps lined the sides .
Sima You Yue moved her fingers as a ball of flame flew out, passing by each oil lamp . All of them were ignited as they lit up the entire path .
Everyone followed it down, and Qi Wei, who was right at the front, said, “There’s a barrier in front . I can’t go in . ”
“Let me see . ” Zhou Lan was behind Qi Wei and she pulled him back as she stepped to the front . She stretched forth a hand, and there really was an invisible protective screen blocking their way .
“What would a barrier be doing here?” Yu Qing asked with curiosity .
“Naturally, its owner left it behind . ” Blue Blade said, “If not for this, we would have known about the secret basement . ”
Sima You Yue walked to the front and touched the barrier, saying, “This really is a barrier than isolates the inside . However, these types of barriers need a lot of maintenance . It can’t keep up for long . ”
“You’re good with barriers . We didn’t even know that there were different kinds . ” Zhou Lan praised .
“Yeah, you’re really powerful!” Yu Qing looked at You Yue with awe .
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These were all things that Little Roar had told her from inside the spirit pagoda . There was no way she would know about this .
“Senior, are you able to break this?” Qi Wei asked .
“Let me try . ” Blue Lan took out his sword .
“It’s no use . ” Sima You Yue said .
“Because these types of barriers are able to absorb all the attacks from the outside . Otherwise, how could those outside fail to notice its presence?” Sima You Yue said .
“Then what do we do?”
“When it comes to these types, we have no choice but to wait until it exhausts its capacity and opens on its own, or wait until the person inside comes out voluntarily . ” Sima You Yue said .
“Is there no other way?” Zhou Lan looked at the corner of the pathway with disappointment .
“There is, but I don’t think you guys meet the requirements . ” Sima You Yue said .
“What way is that?”
“You could be naturally immune to barriers . ” Sima You Yue said .
“Eh- how is that possible . ” Xian Ming Lang said while pursing his lips .
“Why not?” Sima You Yue said, “Wait here, I’m going inside to take a look . ”
Sima You Yue kept Halcyon and Little dream away as she spoke and called Little Roar out to fuse with him . Then, she stepped inside the barrier .
“He really went in?” Xian Ming Lang looked at Sima You Yue with wide eyes, watching as she turned the corner and entered the back .
“I tried it just now . You just can’t enter the barrier . I didn’t think he’d actually be able to go in . ” Qi Wei said .
“He said just now that you could be naturally immune to barriers . Could he be that kind of person?”
“He isn’t, but his spirit beast should be . ” Blue Blade said .
“But even if his spirit beast can, he shouldn’t be able to go in . ” Yu Qing said .
“Do you guys remember that, a hundred years ago, Master Red Blade engaged in a huge war with someone?” Blue Blade asked .
“Of course we do . Because one of Red Blade’s disciples violated a core rule and did something bad . Red Blade was kept completely in the dark, protected her and got in a big fight on the mountain . Later on, Red Blade received a grievous injury . Finally, both of them became good friends . ” Qi Wei said .
“At that time, that person was not as powerful as Master Red Blade, but managed to defeat him . It was because the person used a skill that we did not know – fusion . ” Blue Blade said, “And that person, was called Sima Liu Yun . ”
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