“What’s Messed Yuan Gravel?” Chu Liuyue was even more confused. Why have I never heard of this before?
Qiang Wanzhou took the Manling Ginseng in her hands.
“Be careful of the poison—” Chu Liuyue was just about to warn him to be safe when she saw a silver needle in Qiang Wanzhou’s hands.
Then, he gently pricked it into the Manling Ginseng’s roots.
Red sand slowly flowed out like water. But before it could drop down, it quickly evaporated and became a faint red mist that disappeared in midair.
Chu Liuyue’s gaze focused. So this is the source of the bitter smell in the air!
“Messed Yuan Gravel is very poisonous. Even though it looks like gravel, it’s like water and can seep through to any place. The reason why the herbs were destroyed so rapidly was that they absorbed this Messed Yuan Gravel.” Qiang Wanzhou picked up the snow cloud vine and gently pricked its roots.
The same scene happened again.
After losing the Messed Yuan Gravel, the two herbs quickly shriveled and curled into a ball.
Qiang Wanzhou gently pinched the balls, and they instantly became dust.
Chu Liuyue watched on with her eyes wide open and mouth agape. “You’re saying that… the herbs in the medicinal garden… are like this all because of Messed Yuan Gravel…”
Qiang Wanzhou nodded. “Messed Yuan Gravel can travel for miles. Just a bit of it can easily destroy anything within miles; this medicinal garden is naturally the same. But this Messed Yuan Gravel isn’t as poisonous to humans. As long as one doesn’t touch it directly, it normally won’t have much of an impact.”
Chu Liuyue looked at him with a complicated gaze. “Why are you so familiar with this?”
“This thing is very common in Nan Jiang,” said Qiang Wanzhou nonchalantly as he patted his hands and dusted away the powder.
Chu Liuyue nodded in understanding. No wonder… When I was once the princess and went around Tianling, out of the four domains, I only didn’t go to Nan Jiang. That was because the environment there was harsh and filled with danger. It now seems like Qiang Wanzhou really is extraordinarily amazing to be able to come out on his own…
“If we don’t quickly dig out all of the Messed Yuan Gravel, the entire mountain will collapse in less than three years,” said Qiang Wanzhou lightly.
Qiang Wanzhou definitely isn’t exaggerating! Chu Liuyue was stunned. “Do you have any solution then?”
It’s fine if I didn’t know, but now that I do, I definitely can’t watch as Qing Yuan Mountain falls into ruins.
Under Chu Liuyue’s expectant gaze, Qiang Wanzhou nodded. “There is a way, but it’s more troublesome. The Messed Yuan Gravel seems to have been buried here for more than a year, and it most likely has already infiltrated into every part of the mountain. Thus, it requires quite a bit of effort to remove it completely.”
As long as there’s still a way! Chu Liuyue heaved a slight sigh of relief. “What should we do?”
Qiang Wanzhou paused. “Firstly, we need to pluck out all of the herbs in this medicinal garden and use my previous method to clean it one by one.”
Chu Liuyue’s gaze focused. This is… There are at least millions of wilted herbs in this medicinal garden! If we really do it one by one, god knows how long we’ll take!
“Other than this, all the other plants and trees on the mountain have most likely absorbed it. Thus, it’ll be even more troublesome to handle those.”
Chu Liuyue’s hair stood on end. Instead of this, why don’t we directly give up Qing Yuan Mountain?!
“Is there really no other way?” Chu Liuyue held her head in pain.
Qiang Wanzhou pressed his lips against each other tightly. “There is.”