Chapter 401: Don’t Tempt Me
Those who could enter the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm twice were the Core Disciples of the five major sects.
They were Yin Corpse Sect's Mo Jingyuan, Hehuan Sect's Feng Ling'er, Ten Thousand Ghouls Sect's Gui Ming, Soul Devourer Sect's Qian Hun, and Black Fiend Sect's Li Kun.
Each of these five people recounted their own experiences. In the end, they came up only with a few points of difference.
Firstly, changes in the environment. Land, clouds, smell, and so on were different from before.
Secondly, the order had changed with the Fiendish Rain falling before the Fiendish Corpses appeared.
Thirdly, the Fiendish Corpses themselves had changed. Now they had the strength of the Iron Corpses although they possessed only ordinary Fiendish Pearls.
There were lots of speculations from everyone about the reasons for these changes.
Some said that a Fiendish Corpse King had appeared in the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm. Others commented that the chaos in the space had given rise to the differences. And some others said that the Spiritual Power in the Secret Realm had disappeared. It would soon explode …
"Zi Shang, do you think any of them could be right?" asked Yun Jiuge. She sat at the outermost edge of the corner. She was confused as she listened to all those discussions.
Surely she would not be so unlucky as to encounter a new king from the Secret Realm?
Although she got lucky with her last encounter with the Human-faced King Peach. It would be difficult to say if another good encounter would happen again.
"It doesn't matter whether they are right or wrong. Our goal is to acquire the Bloody Fiendish Pearls and treasure map. Qiu Sen will make use of these guys to lure the Flying Corpses out. You should think about how to deal with the Flying Corpses instead!" said Zi Shang. His thoughts were all very practical.
"It's a real problem," said Yun Jiuge. She was curious if the five major sects' disciples would be duped by Qiu Sen as she quietly observed them.
At about the same time, Yun Jiuge felt that someone was staring hard at her.
Yun Jiuge subconsciously turned her head to look back. She saw a beautiful and alluring face. This person's bright and intelligent large eyes were glistening, with a conspicuous beauty mark under one eye. It was Yu Sha from Zhong Province.
Yun Jiuge silently turned her gaze away. She thought to herself that she had not leaked any clues about the Magic Cauldron. Why was the girl looking at her this way?
"Just ignore her," snapped Zi Shang, with a hint of anger.
"I'm not thinking about her!" replied Yun Jiuge. She was a little puzzled why Zi Shang had suddenly turned angry. She detected a light fragrance in the air.
Yu Sha flirtatiously made her way over and sat down next to Yun Jiuge. She said with a sweet smile, "You must be Yin Corpse Sect's Senior Brother Yun Jiu!"
"I'm Yun Jiu but I dare not accept the honor of being addressed as Senior." Yu Sha's Cultivation was at Early Foundation Establishment Stage. Yun Jiuge should be the one to address her as Senior.
"Senior Yun Jiu, I heard of you before. I have admired you for so long. Here is a little gift from me. Senior, can I ask that you don't think too lowly of it?" said Yu Sha as she looked at Yun Jiuge. She handed her a Magical Bottomless Bag. There was no Prohibition Spell inside. The bag was filled with Fiendish Pearls, there were at least 1000 pearls inside!
Yun Jiuge decisively refused the gift. She said, "Miss Yu Sha, you are too kind. I simply cannot take this gift, I have done nothing to deserve such a reward." She did not want to get too close to someone as dangerous as Yu Sha.
"I know these Fiendish Pearls are of little value. But unfortunately, I lost my Magical Bottomless Bag just now during the combat. Now I have nothing good on me," Yu Sha said. She looked as if she was about to cry. It was as if she felt inferior since she was not able to offer her sweetheart the best of things.
Yun Jiuge did not want to imagine that Yu Sha liked her. But those Fiendish Pearls were rather tempting.
That strange plant and Herb Soul Seed both required Fiendish Pearls to cultivate. But she could not take for herself those Fiendish Pearls that were left behind by the others. She would need to exchange something in return for those Fiendish Pearls.
"If Miss Yu Sha wants to trade with me, I do have a lot of Medicinal Pills and Magic Talismans. Do you want to have a look at what you prefer?" asked Yun Jiuge.
"Senior Yun Jiu, you are such a good person. I just happened to be short of Mind-clearing Pills. Can I exchange the Pearls for a bottle of the pills?" Yu Sha asked brightly. She gazed directly at Yun Jiuge with her bright, beautiful eye. She tried to show her admiration with her choice of words.
"One bottle is too little. I will give you three bottles of Mind-clearing Pills and two bottles of Spiritual Revitalization Pills," said Yun Jiuge as she handed over the Medicinal Pills.
When Yu Sha took the pills from Yun Jiuge, she tickled Yun Jiuge's palm. The look on her face was rather suggestive.
Yun Jiuge felt nervous right away. She had previously laughed at Lang Ya being pursued by Mo Jingyuan. Now, it was her turn at being pursued!
Although she dressed to appear like a man, she was truly a female. She was attracted only to Zi Shang!
The Yin Qi Zi Shang hid in his eyes was sharp as a knife. If not for his Yin Corpse identity, he would have killed the shameless Yu Sha.
Even that woman's hidden whereabouts would not escape his eyes.
Right at that moment, someone with a sharp voice, said, "Junior Yun Jiu, you are just too much."
A standing Bai Lan pointed at Yun Jiuge and shouted, "Elder Qiu Sen, while we were frantically killing the Fiendish Corpses just now, Junior Yun Jiu was busy picking up the Fiendish Pearls for himself. He is just too selfish."
"Senior Bai Lan, you have misunderstood. The Fiendish Pearls that I picked up are all here. I was going to hand them over to Elder Qiu Sen," replied Yun Jiuge with an innocent look.
"Liar! You wanted them all for yourself. Elder Qiu Sen, don't be fooled!" argued Bai Lan. She finally got a chance to shake up Yun Jiuge, she would not let this go so easily.
"Just shut up!" snapped Qiu Sen. He looked impatiently at Bai Lan and said, "If you have the ability, you can go dig for those Pearls as well. No one is here to stop you."
Bai Lan was lost for words. She was lucky to be still alive under the current circumstances. She wouldn't have the energy to go dig for Fiendish Pearls.
"They are yours since you got your hands on them. Don't foolishly hand them over because of someone's comments," said Qiu Sen as he glanced at Yun Jiuge. Hee was not at all interested in those Fiendish Pearls.
"Yes," Yun Jiuge nodded. She was not about to tell Qiu Sen that she had dug out more than 10,000 Fiendish Pearls.
It was just as well that Qiu Sen did not want them. She could pass all of them to Cute Little Baby in the Magic Cauldron.
Cute Little Baby quickly waddled over and piled the Pearls on top of the strange bamboo. He crouched down next to the bamboo, eager to see it changed.
Half of Yun Jiuge's attention was on the Magic Cauldron and the other half was concerning Qiu Sen's next move.
"It's of no help that everyone is huddled here under the current circumstances. We must thoroughly understand the situation within the Secret Realm. Otherwise, we will continue being reactive in a foolish manner," said Qiu Sen with a deep voice.
The five major sects' disciples looked at one another. No one dared to speak out. Nobody wanted to leave the safety zone to face the countless Fiendish Corpses.
Yun Jiuge understood what everyone was thinking. They were all afraid of being summoned and sacrificed by Qiu Sen.
She was scared too.
Qiu Sen looked at the crowd and asked, "Before you entered the Secret Realm, did your sects explain to you, the circumstances by which you can leave the Secret Realm?"
"Yes," said Feng Ling'er. The others echoed her response.
The Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm would be opened for ten days. Before they can leave, everyone must obtain 10,000 ordinary Fiendish Pearls.
This was equivalent to 5000 Iron Pearls, 3000 Copper Pearls, 1000 Silver Pearls, 500 Gold Pearls, and a Flying Corpse Pearl in total.
"Do all of you think you can scrape together enough Fiendish Pearls under the current situation?" asked Qiu Sen. His question struck a key point.