Chapter 206: Step By Step
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
He Qingyuan could not even imagine the consequences of not being able to get rid of the City Lord’s evil chi. Even the Vice City Lord’s mind had long been invaded, and the consequences were incalculable. Most importantly, when had Ren Zeyuan been affected.
“Vice City Lord, wake up. Don’t let that thing confuse your mind.”
He Qingyuan still had a weak hope. Perhaps Ren Zeyuan’s consciousness had not dissipated yet. Otherwise, the entire City Lord’s mansion might be buried with him.
“I’m not fooled. I’m just following the guidance from my heart. If you are smart, you should know what to do.”
Looking at Ren Zeyuan’s twisted and ferocious face, He Qingyuan could not help but sink into despair. He had thought of many things, but he had never thought that the most crucial problem was actually on Ren Zeyuan.
“What exactly do you want to do? Even if I die, I won’t let you have your way!”
“You think you can stop me with just the few of you?”
Ren Zeyuan let out a strange laugh and looked down at He Qingyuan and the others as if he was looking at a dead person. Not to mention that He Qingyuan might not even be able to defeat him in his prime.
Now, they had long fallen into his trap. The few elders wanted to join hands, but their spiritual essence had already been mostly extracted. Coupled with the entanglement of the black qi, they were simply powerless to resist and could only be reduced to fish meat, waiting to be slaughtered.
“When my master truly descends into the human world, you will know how supreme he is.”
Ren Zeyuan’s face was full of fanaticism and piety. That expression actually made He Qingyuan shudder. If the master he spoke of really descended, it was likely that people would be plunged into misery.
“Go and see how they are refining the pills.”
The moment he finished speaking, a black shadow actually appeared out of thin air. It did not have any facial features and looked exceptionally frightening. However, in the blink of an eye, it actually turned into He Qingyuan’s appearance.
This thing was clearly meant to destroy them one by one. He Qingyuan wanted to stop them, but he was powerless. Now, his spiritual power had long been exhausted. The defilement pearl also fell to the ground, like a dusty pearl.
“If I didn’t have any use for you, I would send you to hell right now.”
He Qingyuan gnashed his teeth and said, “What do you want?” Looking at the familiar face in front of him, some doubts emerged in his heart.
If Ren Zeyuan’s mind had been infested, how could he be so rational and even set up layers of traps just to wait for them to jump down? And when and how had he been infested.
The person in front of him seemed like a different person, but there were no signs of possession. All sorts of questions surfaced in his mind.
Ren Zeyuan had a smile on his face, but the words that came out of his mouth were extremely cold-blooded and cruel. “Of course it’s a sacrifice.”
Then, no matter how He Qingyuan asked, he didn’t say anything. Could it be that the so-called sacrifice was to sacrifice all of them? To the master he mentioned, and then help him break the seal.
He Qingyuan felt as if there were a pair of invisible black hands that were holding the entire City Lord’s estate within. Now that they were in prison, Ren Zeyuan was doing things step by step, Yan Hua and the others would probably not be able to escape.
The abyss was closing in on them step by step, wanting to swallow everyone within. Who else could save the City Lord’s Estate now!
“Don’t worry, don’t worry about the loneliness on the road to the netherworld. There will be many people accompanying you.”
Ren Zeyuan admired the despair on their faces with great interest, waiting for the final retraction of the net.
“President… What should we do now?”
A few elders lay on the ground like with faces like dead Ashes. Ren Zeyuan didn’t bother with them. Now that these people had lost all their spiritual power and their bodies had been invaded by the black qi, they were no different from fish waiting to die on the shore. They couldn’t stir up any waves at all.
“He only revealed his true appearance after reaching the final step. He must have calculated it beforehand and everything is under his control. I reckon that the entire City Lord’s Estate has fallen into their demonic claws. They are only waiting for us fish to walk into their trap.”
He Qingyuan revealed a desperate smile. This was simply a trap that was bound to lead to death.
At this moment, Yan Hua and the others had also reached a critical moment in their pill refinement.
The spiritual energy in the air was steaming and almost materialized. It was as if one could see all kinds of exotic flowers, flowers, birds, insects, fish, and other scenes. It was as if they were not in a dark cave, but some kind of fairyland on Earth. Even the surrounding environment had become extraordinary.
Everyone faintly smelled a medicinal fragrance and said with joy, “Is it going to succeed?”
“Just a little bit more.”
The fire in the cauldron became more and more vigorous, as if it had been given life. It jumped incessantly, and faint spots of light condensed in the air, then converged into a thin milky way and fell into the cauldron.
Some of the overflowing spiritual energy turned into specks of light, like stars falling down and surrounding the cauldron. The scene was simply beautiful to the extreme. However, everyone had no time to pay attention to it, and all their attention was attracted to the cauldron.
Yan Hua’s forehead was covered in dense beads of sweat. His hands were constantly changing, and he was muttering to himself. The flames also became bigger and smaller. His gaze fell on the cauldron for a moment, not daring to move away as he was afraid that something might go wrong.
Because the flames surrounding the cauldron were like loyal guardians, everyone could not see the scene clearly. Other than Yan Hua, no one knew how to refine pills. It felt like it was nearing the end, but it did not feel like it.
“There shouldn’t be any problems, right?”
“Bah Bah Bah! You jinx, what nonsense are you spouting here?”
At this moment, a weak male voice was heard, “Not good!”
Everyone turned around and saw that Ren Zeyuan was covered in blood. Seeing this scene, Yan Hua’s pupils constricted. For a moment, he was distracted, causing his spiritual power to fluctuate incessantly.. Even the flames were almost weakened.