Chapter 415: Be Careful Lest He Beds You
“Middle Stage of Golden Core Cultivation…” When Yun Jiuge heard this, she turned numb with fear. Zi Shang had yet to recover from his serious injuries, he might not be able to help her. A small Qi Refining cultivator like herself would be easily crushed by a Golden Core Cultivator.
“Although this Emperor Brother is at the Middle Stage of Golden Core Cultivation, there is a strange power in his body that is suppressing it. As long as we can find the source of this power, we can find a way to deal with him,” Zi Shang said.
“Perhaps I should ask Elderly Lady Wang to get Zhan Wang over so we can discuss,” suggested Yun Jiuge. She had very few allies here, Zhan Wang was one of them.
“Not Elderly Lady Wang, just let Yu Sha contact him,” replied Zi Shang. To him, Yu Sha is a resource that should be put to use.
“But I don’t know where to find her!” said Yun Jiuge. She did not know where Yu Sha was. It was Yu Sha who said that she would re-connect with Yun Jiuge.
“Not to worry, she will come seeking you out for sure,” Zi Shang assured her. After all, Yu Sha would never miss out on any chance to be alone with Yun Jiuge. She would re-appear.
Zi Shang’s words rang true. When Yun Jiuge returned to Chuxiu Palace, she realized that one of the palace maids who managed the gate had been replaced.
It was Yu Sha who was dressed in a water-red palace uniform. She stood at the door and greeted Yun Jiuge as she returned to the palace.
Yun Jiuge glanced at her briefly, without saying a word and walked silently into the inner palace.
“I’m tired, all of you should leave,” said Yun Jiuge as she waved her hands to send Eunuch Li and the head palace maid away.
A moment later, Yu Sha walked in, carrying a cup of tea for Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge could not help but looked around to see if anyone else was there
apart from Yu Sha.
Yu Sha said, “Relax, no one has followed me in. Elderly Lady Wang is currently quarreling with them outside.” Yu Sha smiled and placed the teacup down on the table beside Yun Jiuge. Then she began to massage Yun Jiuge’s feet, she was acting like a real palace maid.
“Zi Shang said that the gray-faced Emperor Brother was at the Middle Stage of Golden Core Cultivation Level. I was almost hypnotized by him in Yuhua Garden just now,” Yun Jiuge said as she related her encounter to Yu Sha.
“He touched your hand and hugged your waist?” said the agitated Yu Sha as she started to knead Yun Jiuge’s feet harder.
“That’s not important,” said Yun Jiuge as she slapped Yu Sha’s heavy hand away, “the key thing is to quickly figure out the Emperor Brother’s origin and find a way to deal with him. You should keep watch at Yuhua Garden later and bring Zhan Wang to me.”
If they can’t kill the Emperor Brother, their time here in the palace would be pointless.
“I understand, I will go now,” said Yu Sha. Although she was still jealous, she left to do what Yun Jiuge asked of her.
After Yu Sha left, Yun Jiuge told Zi Shang, “Why don’t you release my spiritual power, otherwise, if that Brother Emperor messes with me again, I won’t have the ability to resist.”
“If the Emperor Brother knows that you have spiritual power, he will not only use his Demonic pupils to deal with you,” warned Zi Shang. He felt that the damned Emperor Brother had other plans for Yun Jiuge, and the plan involved the tower. This was also the reason why he did not want to confront the Emperor Brother directly.
“I can’t just wait around and be killed, surely there is something I can do?” Yun Jiuge ranted. Without her power, she was just a sitting duck.
“Spiritual power can be temporarily restored. Find time to connect with Cute Little Baby. If we can activate the Magic Cauldron, we’ll have a little more advantage,” Zi Shang said.
Yun Jiuge lied down to summon Cute Little Baby so they could search for the Cognitive with the Magic Cauldron.
But she did not know where the Magic Cauldron had gone. No matter how she tried, it wasn’t working.
Just as she was about to give up, a spot of gray light flew towards her. It gradually turned into the form of a tiny gray person.
The face of the little person looked exactly like Yun Jiuge’s, it was the Herb Soul Seed that devoured the Flying Corpse.
“Master, finally I found you!” cried the Herb Soul Seed loudly when it saw Yun Jiuge.
“I thought you were dead?” said Yun Jiuge who was shocked, She thought that after failing to devour the Flying Corpse, the Herb Soul Seed had exploded together with the Flying Corpse.
“Master, I had successfully devoured it at that time, but there was a strange Cognitive Ban in the Flying Corpse, so the Bloody Fiendish Pearls exploded once the Flying Corpse yielded,” explained the Herb Soul Seed quickly. It was afraid that the master would think it was useless.
“The Flying Corpse had a Cognitive Ban? Who placed it?” asked Yun Jiuge, she did not expect that at all.
“I don’t know. I have been imprisoned here after the Flying Corpse exploded. Some monster is always trying to eat me, Master, please come save me quickly,” begged the terrified Herb Soul Seed.
“Where are you locked up? What sort of monster wants to eat you?” Yun Jiuge asked urgently. It took a great deal of effort to cultivate the Herb Soul Seed, she couldn’t possibly let some monster eat it.
“I’m in a dark place, the monster is also black and dark, I don’t know what it is. Oh no, the monster is here, I have to go now. Master, you must come and save me!!” begged the Herb Soul Seed before it disappeared.
“Wait…” Yun Jiuge was about to grab the Herb Soul Seed so that she could ask more about what was going on. But when she opened her eyes, she was looking only at the curtain.
“What’s wrong, Miss?” asked the head palace maid as she lifted the curtains, with a worried expression on her face.
“It’s okay, it’s just a nightmare,” said Yun Jiuge. She had broken out in cold sweat.
“Would you like me to call a doctor?” asked the head palace maid. She quickly poured some hot water into a copper basin, wrung a clean cloth before handing it to Yun Jiuge.
“There’s no need for a doctor. Where’s Elderly Lady Wang?” asked Yun Jiuge. Although she had already sent Yu Sha to find Zhan Wang, it was better to send one other person to contact him.
“His Majesty had already sent Elderly Lady Wang back home. He felt that she should retire as she was too old to serve you,” replied the head palace maid as she took the cloth from Yun Jiuge and dipped it again into the basin.
“He did it to isolate me!” thought Yun Jiuge. She was not surprised and so she said, “His Majesty is very kind. What time is it now, and where is His Majesty?”
“It is now around five to seven in the evening. Another two hours and it will be dark. His Majesty is still discussing matters with His Highness, Zhan Wang, in His Majesty’s Personal Library. He asked that you dine earlier and have a good night rest,” the head palace maid said softly.
Yun Jiuge nodded, so it seemed that Yu Sha had to wait until tomorrow to connect with Zhan Wang.
“Will Miss go back to sleep?” asked the head palace maid in a soft tone.
“No, I want to get up,” replied Yun Jiuge. She went out to the outer palace and ate some snacks. She began to chat with the head palace maid, “I still don’t know your name.” Eunuch Li had introduced the servants to her the day before, but Yun Jiuge did not pay much attention then.
“This servant’s name is Bao’er,” replied the head palace maid.
“How long have you been in the palace?” asked Yun Jiuge as she took another sip of her tea.
“I have been in the palace for eight years, and I have been positioned in Chuxiu Palace for a long time. But no noble has ever lived in Chuxiu Palace before, Miss is the first one,” replied Bao’er. She thought that everything that she knew.
“Do you know where all those white-skinned women have gone to?” asked Yun Jiuge as she put down her teacup. Surely Bao’er would have some information, after all, she had been in the palace for eight years.