Bai Yunfei stared at the curtain of chaotic energy in front of him with a contemplative look.
It hadn’t even been a minute since he came here, and yet Bai Yunfei felt like he had investigated a decent portion of the area. Broken stone and rubble were all that his eye could see besides from the soul cultivators, but he didn’t even pay attention to them.
He was standing at the edge of the area now so he could take a closer, yet perplexed look at it.
This place was reminiscent to the area Bai Yunfei had been transported to from Black Cloud Valley. There was a small circle of land and a curtain of chaotic space all around it. And then there was the ground in which broken stone and rubble were covered all over by…
“If this place is anything like that place, or if it’s the same place even, then…my guess really might be true!!”
His eyes gleamed at the thought. Turning around, Bai Yunfei walked to one of the many piles of stones to think.
“Aside from the stones and whatnot, this place seems pretty magical. Maybe...it’s underneath all the stones?”
Bai Yunfei came to a stop in front of a pile of stones. Reaching his right hand out, he faced his palm towards it.
There was a flash of soulforce as his Ardent Sun Glove started to light up with color. A swirl of red light started to form around the center of the glove. Slowly expanding in size, the swirl of red light soon turned into a small fireball about two meters in diameter.
The ground beneath Bai Yunfei trembled as the fireball impacted against the hill. Every single stone that hadn’t been blown away had been vaporized when the fireball landed, leaving behind only a crater and a few flaming bits of stone.
After that pile was blasted apart, Bai Yunfei sent his soulsense around himself to scan around the blast radius.
It was with disappointment that Bai Yunfei turned away from the sight. His scan had turned up with nothing. This pile of stone had only been just that, a pile of stones.
“Tch! Like finding a needle in a haystack…” Bai Yunfei cursed to himself, feeling a little helpless at the task at hand.
“What was that? What was that?! Is someone fighting here?!”
Just as Bai Yunfei blew up one of the stone hills, a voice was crying out in terror. There was someone hiding behind one of the hills nearby next to the barrier curtains.
One of the people initially afraid and shocked was Zhao Xijun. He looked over to the source of the explosion for a brief moment before turning back to his blue-robed companion. “It’s not a battle, brother Xue. It’s that person I told you about before. He’s blasting apart that hill…I don’t know why, but he doesn’t mean any harm I’m sure. Brother Li, sister Qin, and even brother Qi said it before didn’t they? That they came across him and his group, but they never did them any harm.”
Everyone else on the hill let out a sigh of relief after they heard that. In their weakened state, everyone was afraid of practically even their own shadows. If by chance someone of malicious intent were to come after them while they were weakened, it’d be all over for them.
Though plenty of people had chosen to go up the mountain to fight for the Extreme King Pills, there was still a decent portion of people who decided to give up and chose the ‘escape route’. While Bai Yunfei was looking around the area, Zhao Xijun was doing the same, but for entirely different reasons. He was looking for fellow ‘victims’ to gather them together in one group—the group in which they could all band together for survival.
Right now, he had eight people in his one group, with him being the ninth. They were at the tallest hill now, so they had the vantage point and could look down at the rest of the area and wait for other injured people to come up to them.
“Just who is that person? He’s not hurt at all, what’s he doing here?” A young man asked, confused by what Bai Yunfei was doing.
“Looks like he’s looking for something…” Zhao Xijun shook his head, “Doesn’t matter. As long as he doesn’t come after us. We shouldn’t annoy him either. The most important thing is finding out how we can get out from here.”
“Eh?! Someone’s coming over from that direction!”
Just then, a young man in gray robes noticed someone coming over from the left.
“There’s someone we missed?” Zhao Xijun blinked. “Continue healing up everyone, I’ll go invite them over…”
Their group was filled with people who were dependent on each other for their mutual survival. Not a single one of them had any intentions of doing anything to another. They just wanted to leave this place in one piece. So if they could find even more like-minded people, they would feel even more calm about the situation.
“Where is it, and what in the world is it…?” On the other side, Bai Yunfei was muttering to himself in dejection. He stared around at all the rocks in the area, unsure of what he should do.
“There’s only rocks here…am I supposed to be looking for a rock then?!” He scratched at his head in vexation.
“The Soul Sentinel Scarf isn’t reacting much. I’m basically relying on my eyesight and soulsense here. Am I really going to have to rely on those two to find it?”
He stooped down to the ground and picked up an egg-sized stone.Equipment Grade: High Earth
The attributes of the stone flashed across Bai Yunfei’s mind for a second. He dropped the stone, his face twisting together in frustration.
“Don’t tell me I’m going to have to look at each and every stone here?!”
Just as that outlandish thought crossed his mind, his attention was diverted back to the Soul Sentinel Scarf on his forehead. Something from the Soul Sentinel Scarf had caused his eyes to widen.
The ‘resonance’ from the Soul Sentinel Scarf had suddenly disappeared!
While Bai Yunfei was trying to figure out what was going on, a scream echoed through the air!
He whirled around towards the source. In one quick moment, he was charging up the closest hill to take a better look.
There was another scream the moment when Bai Yunfei took one single step onto the top of the hill!
Now that he was at the highest point of the hill, Bai Yunfei could see about a good few hundred meters away, there was a flurry of different colored elemental light being tossed about everywhere along with a few frantic and pained screams.
“Are…are those people fighting?!”
He was shocked. Bai Yunfei could distinctly remember Zhao Xijun ‘uniting’ with several others, but their strengths were most likely weak enough to fall to even an early-stage Soul Exalt right now. He didn’t really pay much attention to their group since he was the only ‘uninjured’ one.
But why was the group fighting then?