Chapter 917 The Fourth Floor of the Pagoda
There was a flash of greed in You Wanjian’s eyes. He gestured to Xiao Yulong. Then he jumped up like lightning and rushed toward Qin Haodong. He reached out and grabbed the Demon-vanquishing Wand from Qin Haodong.
Before Qin Haodong took the Energy Explosion Pill, he was only at the late stage of the Voiding Realm. What’s more, he was caught off guard. Therefore, his Demon-vanquishing Wand was taken away.
However, he did not panic. Instead, he watched quietly.
“You Wanjian, you bastard, how dare you to rob us of our treasure…”
“Bastard, hurry up and give us the treasure back…”
When the Little Witch, Tu Jiaojiao, and others saw that You Wanjian had grabbed the Demon-vanquishing Wand, they immediately cursed loudly.
You Wanjian laughed proudly and said, “The treasure is mine now. Let’s see what else you can be proud of.”
He turned to Xiao Yulong and the others. “Let’s go.”
Seeing that You Wanjian had succeeded, the others were also overjoyed. Then, they rushed to the bone legion. However, they did not notice that there was no Buddha’s light coming out of the Demon-vanquishing Wand at this time. It was no different from an ordinary iron rod.
“Ah… What’s going on?”
After they charged into the bone legion, they were immediately attacked by the surrounding undead creatures.
At this time, You Wanjian noticed the strangeness of the Demon-vanquishing Wand in his hand. Nevertheless, in the face of so many undead creatures, he couldn’t care much. He threw away the Demon-vanquishing Wand and pulled out the long sword on his back to fight desperately.
After a fierce fight, they finally retreated. However, they were beaten very badly and looked like drowned rats.
The Demon-vanquishing Wand was thrown among the bone legion. It was a Buddhist sacred object. Those undead creatures instinctively kept a distance from it.
Qin Haodong waved his hand. Then the Demon-vanquishing Wand flew to his palm in an instant.
In order to use the Demon-vanquishing Wand, one had to know the Buddhist cultivation method. You Wanjian and the others were all cultivators of the Lingwu Continent, so they did not know the Buddhist cultivation method. Even if they took it, it would be useless.
Tu Jiaojiao scolded You Wanjian, “You’re shameless!”
You Wanjian was very depressed. He thought that he would be able to pass through quickly after getting this treasure but he failed. Not only did he fail to pass the third floor, but he was also beaten by these undead creatures.
The Little Witch said angrily, “Little Brother, why don’t we kill them and save us the trouble?”
Upon hearing this, You Wanjian’s face changed dramatically. There were three masters at the final stage of the Voiding Realm on Qin Haodong’s side. Together with the seventh-level demonic beast, it was not impossible to kill them.
Moreover, just as the Little Witch had said, they were in the pagoda. Even if they died, no one would know what was going on.
He quickly said, “You can’t do this. After all, we are classmates in the same academy. You can’t kill us.”
The Little Witch sneered and said, “Now you remember that we are classmates. What were you thinking of when you attacked us before?”
You Wanjian said, “I just robbed you of your treasure but I didn’t kill you. According to the rules of the Tortoise Academy, you are not allowed to kill us. Otherwise, you will be expelled from the academy!”
Tu Jiaojiao was a soft-hearted woman. She glared at You Wanjian and turned to Qin Haodong and said, “Let’s go!”
Qin Haodong glanced at You Wanjian, Xiao Yulong, and the others coldly and said, “I hope you won’t give me a reason to kill you again.”
After that, he led the crowd through the undead army. The Demon-vanquishing Wand burst into thousands of beams of Buddha’s light under the activation of the Green Wood Genuine Qi. In an instant, the Buddha’s light turned the undead in front of him into a pile of bones.
You Wanjian was puzzled when he saw how powerful the Demon-vanquishing Wand was. Why was it merely an iron rod in his hand and a divine weapon in Qin Haodong’s hand?
Xiao Yulong quickly recovered from his shock, crying out, “Don’t just stand there. Everyone, follow them!”
You Wanjian also understood what he meant. After the undead creatures were turned into bones, Qin Haodong and the others immediately opened a passage. It was absolutely a good opportunity for them to leave before the other undead creatures filled it up.
So he quickly followed with the others. Although these people were not shrouded by the Buddha’s light, the pressure on them was still much less. While resisting the fast transformable undead creatures, they quickly passed the third floor.
The Seven Storeys Pagoda seemed to carry an inexplicable power. When they arrived at the stairs from the third to the fourth floors, the undead army completely retreated and returned to being mere specimens.
As for the scattered white bones, they seemed to have been replenished with energy, forming the undead creatures one after another again.
When the Little Witch saw You Wanjian and the others rushing over after them, she shouted discontentedly, “Are you shameless? Why are you following us?”
In the face of criticism, You Wanjian did not care at all. “You go your own way. We go ours. We killed our way here with our own abilities. It has nothing to do with you.”
“You Wanjian, you have no shame!” Tu Jiaojiao said angrily.
“Well, I just borrowed your light. What’s the big deal?” You Wanjian said, “Let me tell you. We’ll reach the fourth floor soon.
“This is the most difficult floor of the Seven Storeys Pagoda. It’s full of high-level formations. When I break the formations, I’ll bring you along. It’s to return your favor.”
Tu Jiaojiao didn’t retort when she heard this, because she was clearly aware that besides cultivation, You Wanjian’s most formidable ability was formations. He wasn’t even inferior to a teacher that taught formations in the academy.
If he could help later, it would indeed save them a lot of trouble.
You Wanjian strode to the fourth floor of the pagoda with a proud look on his face.
Unlike the other three floors, it was a vast expanse of white here. One could not see anything with his eyes alone. There were also faint fluctuations of formations.
You Wanjian pointed to the fog and said, “This is not ordinary fog but a special formation. Those who don’t know how to stop the formation will not be able to get out for the rest of their lives.”
Qin Haodong looked at the fog in front of him. It was indeed a formation. Its level was very high. It looked like an ordinary one, but in fact, there was another mystery.
With his attainment in formations, it took him a lot of deduction to find out the mystery. It turned out that there were two formation eyes, one real and one fake, in the formation.
Attacking the fake formation eye would not only fail to stop it but would also activate the Phantom Magic Field hidden within.
Seeing that Qin Haodong was looking at the fog in front of him without speaking, You Wanjian became even prouder. “Qin Haodong, aren’t you very powerful? Are you dumbfounded now?
“Let me tell you this. Only people like us, who are proficient in formations, are capable of stopping this formation. If you do not understand formations, it will be useless no matter how high your cultivation is.”
Qin Haodong had already figured it out. He glanced at him and said, “Do you mean that you can stop the formation?”
“Of course! I’ll stop it now!”
You Wanjian was originally the first in the South Academy and also an unusually lucky person. However, since he met Qin Haodong, he had been humiliated time and again. His limelight had been taken away. At this moment, he was holding back his strength and must regain his dignity.
He strode into the fog and said, “Let me tell you! As long as we find the formation eye, everyone can pass safely. If we can’t find it, we won’t be able to get out of here even if we’re exhausted.”
Seeing that he went straight to the fake formation eye, Qin Haodong could not help shaking his head. This guy was really a dabbler.
You Wanjian destroyed the fake formation eye with a proud look but he didn’t know that he had fallen into the illusion.
“Qin Haodong, did you see that? The formation has been broken. Don’t think you are amazing. In fact, you are not as good as me.”
After he said that, Tu Jiaojiao approached him and said, “Senior Brother, I didn’t expect you to be so powerful. I was wrong before. Can you forgive me?”
Murong Jinghong also walked over. “Senior Brother, you are not only handsome but also very capable. You don’t need to defeat me three times. I will be your girlfriend now, okay?”
“Murong Jinghong, let me tell you. Senior Brother You Wanjian is mine. You can’t take him away even if you want to.” Tu Jiaojiao was suddenly unhappy.
Murong Jinghong said, “No! Senior Brother You Wanjian is so excellent. You can’t take him from me…”
You Wanjian said, “Knock it off, my two sweeties! Both of you can be my women!”
“Okay, Senior Brother, we’re willing…”
“Senior Brother, let’s go to the bridal chamber now. I can’t wait…”
Qin Haodong stood outside. When he saw You Wanjian smiling foolishly at first, then dancing with joy, and pulling at his clothes, he knew that You Wanjian was trapped in an illusion.
Seeing that this guy’s clothes were rapidly being taken off, Qinhaodong couldn’t let him strip in public because there were a few girls here.
Qin Haodong did not wait any longer. He raised his hand and shot out a red light. With a snap, the fog in front of him completely dissipated. The illusion disappeared.
“Jiaojiao, Jinghong, I’m coming!”
You Wanjian was immersed in the illusion. Suddenly, his eyes lit up. All the scenes disappeared. Then, Tu Jiaojiao’s angry face appeared in front of him.
“Bastard, whose name are you calling?!”
Tu Jiaojiao raised her hand and slapped him in the face. Seeing that this guy had stripped down to his underwear, she knew that he was up to no good.
Murong Jinghong glared at him too. “I’ll kill you if you dare call me by my name again!”
Only then did You Wanjian come to his senses. After the experience of the first floor, he knew that he had just fallen into an illusion again.
He looked down at his underwear and recalled how he’d been babbling away earlier. Even with his thicker skin, he was incredibly embarrassed at that moment.
“Senior Brother You Wanjian, your way of stopping the formation is really unique. It’s the first time that I’ve seen someone take off his clothes to stop the formation in so many years. Is this how the masters like you stop the formation?”
Qin Haodong glanced at You Wanjian playfully. Then he quickly passed the fourth floor with his group and rushed to the fifth floor.
“Bastard, you dare to humiliate me?!”
You Wanjian cursed in anger from his embarrassment. He then grabbed his clothes and put them on.
Xue Pan said, “This guy is surely a demon. He knows everything. He’s even good at stopping formations.”
You Wanjian said, “Did you see how he stopped the formation?”
“We did not see it too clearly. We just saw him throwing out a red object and then the formation stopped,” Xiao Yulong said as he pointed forward, “that thing is still there.”
You Wanjian looked in the direction of the finger and saw a red brick on the ground.