The surroundings were pitch black.
Within the dark and pressing space, it was filled with a thick, rotting, and bloody smell as if the surrounding air was becoming sticky.
Tuan Zi suddenly raised its wings.
A red fire flew out instantly like a shooting star flying across the sky, leaving behind a clear and bright outline before it disappeared into the deep pit below.
With this spark as a guide, the crowd went forward even more conveniently.
Lei Laosi—who was at the front—directly flew down.
Chu Liuyue followed him closely.
The crowd behind also followed thereafter.
“Big Brother Lei, have you guys been here before” asked Chu Liuyue softly as she dropped.
Lei Laosi nodded.
“We came here once, but that was a very long time ago.”
They had arrived at the Mystic Forest for not long at that time and were very unfamiliar with everything here, so they accidentally met with this trouble.
Afterward, he relied on his big brother to escape from this hell.
After that, the duo basically stayed beside that mother tree and looked after the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant.
Hence, they naturally never met with such an incident again.
From time to time, some people would barge in from the outside, but they would be stopped at the outer area.
Chu Liuyue and the rest were the only ones who entered the Mystic Forests depths within this more than one year or so.
“I dont know whether whatever is below is still the same as before…” muttered Lei Laosi.
Chu Liuyues heart tingled, and she asked again, “Oh yes, Big Brother Lei.
I heard that the mist inside the Mystic Forest is actually white, but why was the one we met red”
And it was even mixed with a fishy blood smell that made one very uncomfortable.
Lei Laosi knitted his brows.
“Talking about this… Big Brother and I dont actually know whats going on either.
When we first came, the mist was indeed white.
For a very long time in the middle, we didnt go out.
When we saw it again, it was already red.
But at that time, the color was still quite light, but it gradually became darker later.
Then, it became the state it is in today.”
At the start, he was also curious.
However, his big brother kept telling him to ignore it.
Their only motive here was to guard the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant.
Lei Laosi had always listened to Qin Yi, and in addition to his loud nature, he never asked further.
Chu Liuyue entered deep thought. According to what Lei Laosi said, theres a very huge possibility that the Mystic Forest started changing after they came.
And the time that they came here…
Chu Liuyue guessed that they shouldve come here after she met with that incident back then. Moreover, it might very well be possible that they brought Tuan Zi over…
Thinking of this, Tuan Zi suddenly glanced at her and tilted its head.
Chu Liuyue was a little surprised. Tuan Zi is saying… Qin Yis group of two didnt bring it here Then, how did it come here
Chu Liuyue asked Tuan Zi seriously in her heart, “Tuan Zi, did you come here yourself back then”
Tuan Zi shook its head.
Chu Liuyue squinted, but she saw that Tuan Zi looked confused.
In actual fact, even Tuan Zi didnt know what exactly happened to it.
Before Shangguan Yue burned herself to death back then, she forcefully dissolved the agreement between her and it.
That was why it could live.
It originally wanted to drag Shangguan Wan and Jiang Yucheng down together to avenge her.
In the end, it fainted before it could do anything.
When it woke up again, its physical body was already left behind in this Mystic Forest, and its soul was split into two.
Half was left in the physical body, and the other half… entered the body of a third-grade blood ferret.
It didnt know what it had experienced in between.
Tuan Zi sent its thoughts to Chu Liuyue clearly.
Chu Liuyue thought for a very long while and didnt make a sound. It seems like someone helped me, but I dont know who this person is.
Perhaps I can find out something by asking Qin Yi and Lei Laosi, but its not the right time now.
“Quickly, look! There seems to be someone below!” shouted Lei Laosi suddenly.
Chu Liuyue immediately suppressed her many emotions and looked in the direction he was pointing.
As expected, there seemed to be a vague figure within that dark space.
Chu Liuyues heart tingled, and she immediately increased her speed.
But when she gradually got nearer, she slowly knitted her brows. That person… doesnt seem to be Shangguan Wan! Even if Shangguan Wan turned into ashes, I would still recognize her.
But the person below… Even though I cant see her appearance, Im sure her figure isnt Shangguan Wans.
However, Chu Liuyue only hesitated for a moment and continued rushing downward.
Lei Laosi saw that she had overtaken him and anxiously quickened his pace. There are all sorts of things below.
How can I let Her Highness go first!
But Lei Laosi quickly and shockingly discovered that Chu Liuyues speed was in no way slower than him. In this space below, all cultivators are restricted to a certain extent.
But it seems like Chu Liuyue isnt… Perhaps its because she has made an agreement with a red-tailed phoenix
Lei Laosi didnt have time to ask as he utilized his full speed to follow her.
After a while, Chu Liuyue finally stopped.
Lei Laosi reached almost simultaneously.
Seeing that Chu Liuyue was about to walk toward the figure, he hurriedly said, “Hold on! Danger!”
Chu Liuyue shook her head.
This person is already dead.”
Lei Laosi was dazed as he walked closer.
This figure was a young woman, and her shin had sunk into the black soil.
Most of her body was still outside.
They previously saw her back view from above, so it was no wonder that they couldnt tell.
However, her eyes were tightly shut, and she wasnt breathing anymore.
She was indeed dead.
Chu Liuyue snapped her fingers, and a spark appeared in her palm, instantly illuminating the surroundings.
With this, they finally saw that womans appearance.
Her face was purple, and her cheeks had sunk in.
Her features were distorted, and she looked like she had experienced great torture before she died.
However, there was only one wound on her chest as if something pierced through her and caused a lot of blood to flow out.
Chu Liuyues eyes shrunk.
Lei Laosis expression also changed. How did this woman die in such a miserable and strange manner
“Who is this” The people behind also caught up respectively.
Jiang Yucheng walked in closer and saw that the woman wasnt Shangguan Wan.
Chu Liuyue glanced at him.
“Shes a disciple from Jiu Xing Alliance.”
In actual fact, this woman was the one that kept mocking and teasing them previously.
It was also this woman who bullied Ye Ranran at Thousand View Garden back then.
When they last saw her, she was still very arrogant.
But in the blink of an eye, she had already lost her life.
Jiang Yucheng walked to the duo, and his face turned cold when he saw the womans appearance.
Chu Liuyue had been observing him the whole time.
Seeing his reaction, she raised her brows slightly. Thats weird.
Upon seeing this scene, Jiang Yuchengs first reaction isnt shock or confusion, but its more like… anger Why does he seem not surprised about all of this