Chapter 286: Ferocious Level Two Yin Ghost
Yun Jiuge stood on the empty plot of land and gazed at the Yin Qi Graveyard in the distance.
All she saw was a sea of gray before her. She could barely make out the outlines of numerous withered trees and countless Yin Ghosts that hid behind their withered branches in the dark. The Yin Ghosts stared at the entrance of the Yin Qi Graveyard with eerie eyes.
The Yin Ghosts did not possess any form of consciousness. They attacked humans because of their instinctive desire for life energy.
They would flock toward their prey and devour them the moment they detected their life energy. They were just like sharks when they smelled blood.
The Yin Corpse Sect’s secondary disciples only entered the Yin Qi Graveyard in groups of seven or more.
Two people were responsible for defense, three for killing the Yin Ghosts, and two more were tasked with collecting the Yin Qi that was released by the Yin Ghosts when they died.
Anyone who entered the Yin Qi Graveyard alone like Yun Jiuge was just digging their own grave.
Yun Jiuge was currently standing in a safe area. Many Yin Ghosts would undoubtedly flock toward her and overwhelm her the moment she stepped into the Yin Qi Graveyard.
Yun Jiuge noticed that there was no one around her, so she quickly took out the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey’s bones from her bag.
The scattered white bones immediately assembled themselves into the shape of a monkey.
The Soul Fire lit up on the White Bone Monkey’s head. Then it opened its mouth and spat out a ray of gray light at Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge carefully made her way into the Yin Qi Graveyard. However, she realized that the Yin Ghosts completely ignored her presence as she passed them by. It was almost like they had gone blind.
“What’s going on?” Yun Jiuge asked Zi Shang in astonishment.
“The Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey is created by the solidification of Heavenly Yin Qi. Its presence alone can mask your life energy.” This was precisely why he’d said that the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey would be a great help to Yun Jiuge as she practiced the Devilish Technique.
“It’s really that awesome?” Yun Jiuge’s eyes lit up, and she immediately commanded the White Bone Monkey, “Go. I want you to kill all of them.”
After she finished giving her orders, she fished out her Yin Qi Bottle and waited for the White Bone Monkey to do its job. She was just going to sit back and enjoy the fruits of the White Bone Monkey’s work.
The White Bone Monkey shook its large head and made a clattering sound as it took a step forward. Then it opened its mouth and began sucking the surrounding air into its body.
The Yin Ghosts screamed in agony as they were sucked into the White Bone Monkey’s mouth. Then, they disappeared entirely.
Wait—they disappeared entirely?! Yun Jiuge was at a loss for words as she held onto the Yin Qi Bottle.
“I told you it was very powerful!” Zi Shang was feeling proud of his creation as he looked on from the sidelines.
“That’s not the point! You said that it was going to help me! How am I going to get their Yin Qi and exchange them for Contribution Points if it devours the Yin Ghosts whole?” Yun Jiuge lashed out at Zi Shang.
“There’s nothing I can do about that. The Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey feeds on Yin Qi. If it isn’t fed, it’ll start to panic. If you want to collect their Yin Qi, you’ll have to kill the Yin Ghosts yourself,” Zi Shang explained. He looked helpless as he threw his hands up.
Actually, Zi Shang had purposely refined the White Bone Monkey to act in this way. After all, Yun Jiuge would never train and improve her cultivation if he allowed her to get her hands on the Yin Qi so easily.
Yun Jiuge watched the White Bone Monkey enjoy its meal before she quickly resigned herself to her fate and fished out her Corpse Controlling Bell. She then controlled the White Bone Spur with it and began killing the Yin Ghosts around her.
She was rather clumsy at controlling the White Bone Spur at first. But fifteen minutes later, she improved and became very skilled, indeed. In no time at all, she was able to kill the Yin Ghosts with just one strike.
Yun Jiuge killed approximately ten Yin Ghosts and collected all their Yin Qi with the Yin Qi Bottle.
“Let’s rest for a bit!” Zi Shang promptly reminded Yun Jiuge after noticing that she had almost used up all her spiritual power.
Although Yun Jiuge could avoid being detected by the low-level Yin Ghosts thanks to the presence of the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey at her side, it was not a good idea for her to use up all her spiritual power now.
“Okay. There are not many Yin Ghosts left here anyway. Let’s go somewhere else!” Yun Jiuge put away the Yin Qi Bottle, planning to explore the Yin Qi Graveyard further.
She had only been able to defeat this many Yin Ghosts because of the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey’s help.
However, she could not possibly summon the Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey every single time. Having a better understanding of the Yin Qi Graveyard’s layout would definitely help her in the future.
“Sure,” Zi Shang replied and pulled on Yun Jiuge’s hand. The two of them sauntered through the eerie graveyard.
The small Xuan Yin White Bone Monkey trailed behind them. It was truly a bizarre sight.
“Help!” Out of nowhere, a desperate plea for assistance in the form of a ghost’s strange cry rang out from the depths of the mist.
“It’s a Level Two Yin Ghost.” Zi Shang was able to discern the level of the Yin Ghost based on the sound of its cry.
“We are still at the outer regions of the Yin Qi Graveyard. How can there be a Level Two Yin Ghost out here?” Yun Jiuge asked, puzzled.
The strength of a Level Two Yin Ghost was like that of a cultivator who had entered the fifth level of the Qi Refining stage. They only appeared in the inner regions of the Yin Qi Graveyard.
The amulets possessed by all of the secondary disciples did not allow them to venture into the inner regions of the Yin Qi Graveyard. They were required to stay in the outer areas.
“I guess someone must be really down on his luck!” Zi Shang replied coldly.
“Let’s go and take a look.” Yun Jiuge stealthily made her way closer to the noise’s source. She then squatted behind a withered tree and watched what was happening.
First, she noticed a Level Two Yin Ghost in the distance. Unlike the Level One Yin Ghosts, its body was not translucent, so it could not be so easily discerned. It was gray in color, and its face was contorted as it moved about at breakneck speed.
Numerous Level One Yin Ghosts were positioned near the Level Two Yin Ghost. It was clear that they were being controlled by it.
Higher-leveled Yin Ghosts could control lower-leveled ones. Yin Ghosts typically acted in a disorderly fashion, but now that they were all working as one, they posed an even more significant threat. They were extremely difficult to deal with.
Shortie Qiu and his team were currently being attacked by the Level Two Yin Ghost.
There had been thirteen of them initially, but only five remained now. It was not clear if the others had been killed by the Yin Ghost or if they had escaped.
A White Bone Puppet was positioned next to most of Shortie Qiu’s teammates.
Sadly, the puppets’ movements were extremely stiff. They were obviously no match for the Level Two Yin Ghost.
“Qiu, we can’t hold on any longer. This Yin Ghost is too strong!” a petite man yelled out.
“Then, let us retreat!” Shortie Qiu shouted back.
“They will just chase after us and kill us one by one if we retreat. We need someone to act as bait,” the petite man replied.
Of course, whoever acted as the bait would not make it out of this place alive.
Yun Jiuge furrowed her brow the instant she heard those words.
This is to be expected of Black Magic Practitioners. They really do things differently. They are ready to sacrifice their comrades to save their own skins, Yun Jiuge thought to herself.
Yun Jiuge observed all of the other members of Shortie Qiu’s team. One was injured, and his White Bone Monkey followed him closely. He did not look like he was willing to give up his life for the rest of the team.
The only two members of the team who did not possess a White Bone Puppet were the Liu Sisters.
The two sisters dangled their Corpse Controlling Bells and ordered their White Bone Spurs to attack a group of low-level Yin Ghosts.
The twins coordinated exceptionally well, and they were able to kill many low-level Yin Ghosts.
The sisters sensed that something was amiss after hearing the conversation between Shortie Qiu and his teammates. They began distancing themselves from the others.
“I am sorry to trouble the both of you, my dear beauties. But, as you can see, we have run into an emergency situation over here.” Shortie Qiu might be a lustful man, but he knew that his underlings would turn against him if he were to protect those two beautiful ladies above all during a time like this.
He would be able to find other beautiful women easily enough, but he could not afford to lose his position as a leader.
Liu Mei’er put on a sweet smile as she replied to Shortie Qiu, “Don’t say that, Senior Brother Qiu. We’re thrilled to help all of you if we can.” She did not seem to have grasped the fact that Shortie Qiu wanted her and her sister to die so that they could escape easily.
“The two of you are so understanding! I really hate to have to do this, but this Level Two Yin Ghost is simply too strong for us!” Shortie Qiu thought it a pity to lose the pretty sisters so soon.
He’d hoped that he would finally be able to have his way with them once the mission ended.
If he had known that this was going to happen, he would have raped them before they’d come here!
“Indeed. We wouldn’t want to make any of you do this either!” Liu Mei’er let out a sigh. Then a sardonic smile emerged on her mesmerizing face.
Suddenly, Zi Shang whispered in Yun Jiuge’s ear, “Shortie Qiu and the rest have been placed under a spell by the Liu Sisters.”