Chapter 261 – Entering The Forbidden Grounds Again
Luo Tian wasn't even a tiny bit worried about the battle in ten days.
If it weren't for them blocking him, most likely Nangong Hao would be currently lying on the ground like a dead dog.
Everyone thought Luo Tian wasn't an opponent for Nangong Hao.
This gave Luo Tian a helpless feeling.
Tang Jiu also urged Luo Tian to go make another breakthrough to the Profound King 4th rank because this was the only way he would have enough strength to fight Nangong Hao.
Luo Tian had no other choice…
And could only do what they suggested.
Luo Tian left the group and headed towards the Spectral Forbidden Grounds.
He once again asked Tang Jiu to take care of An Chunchun and the others.
An Chunchun was reluctant to let Luo Tian go, even to the point of hugging his thigh and pleading him to take her with him. Her large eyes sparkling with tears was capable of melting the hearts of any beholder, but Luo Tian still didn't bring her in the end.
Compared to the Spectral Forbidden Grounds, the city was a bit more safer.
Luo Tian was originally planning on going alone but Wang Jinke wanted to follow along no matter what. In the end, Luo Tian couldn't beat him in an argument and could only reluctantly allow him to tag along. But Luo Tian did make him promise beforehand that the moment they stepped into the Spectral Forbidden Grounds, Wang Jinke had to listen to his commands.
Wang Jinke didn't even think before agreeing to it, which made Luo Tian a bit suspicious.
Wang Jinke wanted to know how Luo Tian managed to survive inside the Spectral Forbidden Grounds, and how he managed to make so many breakthroughs so quickly. Every small level in the Profound King realm was extremely hard to break into the next one, so how could there be further breakthroughs in just ten days?
If it were that easy, then the whole street would be filled with Profound King experts.
There was also another reason…
He had lost the bet with Tang Jiu, so as long as Luo Tian doesn't leave the area around Heavenly Sword City, he had to secretly protect Luo Tian. It was no exception when it came to the Spectral Forbidden Grounds that was close by.
Two human figures where shuttling through at high speeds towards the pit where millions of devil race remnant souls resided.
Heavenly Sword City.
Eastern city, the Internal Minister Li Wenzong's manor.
Li Wenzong's brows were locked together and his fists clenched. He was in an extremely bad mood right now. "Flowing Sand is an organization I've established for many years, yet who knew they were so useless. They didn't even reach their target yet and were already killed. The only person to return had their cultivation crippled and died right after sending me a message. What kind of background does this kid have? Who are the people protecting him?"
He was extremely angry.
Flowing Sand was his trump card, an organization used for assassinations. Who knew they would be so useless today.
They were all Profound King experts. Seven of them died in a single night, and the eighth one died just before dawn the next day. This was considered a huge shame to Li Wenzong. What made him the most annoyed was the message relayed to him.
He was the Internal Affairs Supervisor of the Great Tang Dynasty. His daughter was the current emperor's most favorite concubine, so what kind of person would dare to give him such a warning?
The more he thought about it, the more irritated he became.
Li Wenzong looked at the inky dark night and said: "Request that Mo Long¹ come out of seclusion and take care of that kid. If that kid isn't taken care of, this daddy cannot swallow down my anger!"
Advisor Bai behind him was startled by this but immediately responded: "I obey."
Eastern city, in another area.
Dao Shang Alliance's main headquarters in the Great Tang Dynasty.
The eyes of Qi Fu, the General Manager of the auction house had become narrow slits. His chubby body was faintly shivering as he looked at the man in front of him. He held down the excitement inside him and said: "Are you sure it's a young girl of the demon fox clan?"
"It's definitely it!" responded that man.
This was a servant that Du Yuansong sent out, who was also the Du Manor's Steward – Du Ting.
When he heard that Du Yuansong was killed, his heart was aching in pain. He immediately ran off to the auction house to meet with Qi Fu.
Qi Fu asked again: "Have you seen her?"
Du Ting replied: "I have."
Qi Fu then asked: "Can you recognize her?"
Du Ting replied: "I can!"
Qi Fu smiled in an excited manner. The demon fox woman in his cage was the ultimate treasure for this time's auction. The starting bid price will be 50 million and the ending price will definitely be over a hundred million, or even several hundreds of millions.
If another demon fox girl was here, then the starting price…
Qi Fu didn't dare to think further as his smile looked like blooming flowers. He then muttered: "No matter what, that young demon fox girl has to be found. It might even be the demon fox clan member that possesses the mysterious power…"
Thinking to this point, Qi Fu's eyes narrowed and a flash of chill was seen.
Du Ting's body shivered, and immediately lowered his head not daring to look at Qi Fu.
"Does anyone else know of this piece of news?"
"No, there's no one else."
"Good, very good. You can go die now."
A corpse fell down in its own pool of blood.
Qi Fu didn't move while there was an extra dark figure next to him. Qi Fu coldly said: "I will give you three days to capture that young girl of the demon fox clan. She is someone our Vice President wants so don't mess it up."
That dark figure disappeared from the spot.
Qi Fu's mouth made a curve as he revealed a harmless looking smile. "Demon fox girl, what kind of mysterious powers could you possess? Even our lord vice president is interested in you. Interesting, very interesting. Hahaha…"
After two hours of travelling…
Luo Tian and Wang Jinke arrived at the entrance to the Spectral Forbidden Grounds.
Due to the restrictions of the array here…
Only those of the human race could freely enter and exit.
Luo Tian once again reminded: "Uncle Wang, you must listen to my commands not run all over the place. Otherwise, neither of us will be leaving this place alive."
Inside the forbidden grounds, there were simply too many specter monsters.
If one wasn't careful and woke up a large group of them, then there would be no place for them to run to. And after killing a bunch of them with the Ancient Dragon Execution Array, Luo Tian was able sense that there was a powerful presence deep underground somewhere.
If this presence was woken up, Luo Tian could tell that if he had 10,000 extra lives, he still wouldn't be able to leave this place in one piece.
Wang Jinke also knew the dangers of the Spectral Forbidden Grounds so he said: "Don't worry, I won't act recklessly here."
"Then, let us head in." Luo Tian stepped into the array and his figure gradually entered the gloomy darkness. A few seconds later, those two appeared in the forbidden grounds. And just like last time, the specters were still floating about in a sleeping state.
The only difference this time was that a large area of the ground was burnt black; as if thousands lightning bolts had struck it.
Wang Jinke hid his startled expression and said: "There's such a large empty space here… is this where you previously killed those deceased souls?"
Instead of answering, Luo Tian was carefully walking forward and said: "Uncle Wang, stay here and watch. Just leave everything here to me and remember not to run about."
Luo Tian couldn't really explain himself.
Even if he explained the whole process, Wang Jinke may not understand since this was technically experience points based on video games.
Wang Jinke was a bit annoyed and said: "Kid, why are you like an old woman blabbering so much nonsense? I said I would listen to your commands so I will listen to you. I'm not going to blindly run around because I'm even more afraid of this forbidden grounds than you."
Luo Tian was a bit embarrassed and apologized: "I'm sorry, I'm just a bit too nervous."
He was really scared as well.
If Wang Jinke made a wrong step, then his chances of leveling here would be messed up big time.
Luo Tian got near a specter and woke it up. He then infused his fists with power and was able to kill it in just several moves.
Wang Jinke was startled as he muttered: "Damn, so it's this easy?"
He laughed out loud before shouting: "I want to give it a try too!"
He sped off and quickly arrived to the side of a specter.
Luo Tian became instantly dumbstruck.
At this time…
A large swath of nearby spectral souls woke up, and their red eyes started glaring at Wang Jinke and Luo Tian.
¹ – Mo Long stands for Ink Dragon. I kept it as Mo Long because there's too many dragon this dragon that in the future.