Chapter 424: Bao’er’s Fiendish Demon Fetus (1)
Qiu Shan became crazier after he found out about the white-skinned women's potential to be vessels for the Fiendish Demon Fetuses.
He began to devote a lot of his time and effort into the creation of the Demon Attracting Powder. When he successfully refined it, he secretly mixed it into the kingdom's water supply in the hope of altering the physique of all the people living in Hui Kingdom.
It was a mammoth and incredibly time-consuming task, but Qiu Shan succeeded in changing the people's physique after persisting for 100 years. Around 80% of the white-skinned women in Hui Kingdom ended up with the Demon Attracting Body.
However, the Demon Attracting Body that the women possessed was man-made, and this caused their bodies to be extremely fragile. They were not able to bear the Fiendish Demon Fetus straight away.
Thus, Qiu Shan came up with yet another plan to help him achieve his goals.
He set a trap for Leng Hui and caused him to pick up a grave injury. He then used the Grand Preceptor to enter Leng Hui's body by pretending to call his soul back to his body. Thereafter, he made use of the Emperor's power and authority to force the people to build the high tower for him. Once the tower was constructed, he abducted even more white-skinned women and began to nurture them into better vessels in the tower.
The Grand Preceptor made things difficult for Qiu Shan by persistently fighting against him over the past 100 years. Hence, after Qiu Shan took over Leng Hui's body, he immediately set up a vicious formation and trapped the Grand Preceptor's soul in a decomposing body to torture him.
Yun Jiuge could not help but wonder if Qiu Shan would regret his decision to torture, rather than to kill the Grand Preceptor if he knew what was happening at the moment. If Qiu Shan had simply killed the Grand Preceptor, they would not have been able to learn of his true identity through the Grand Preceptor's soul.
"I don't know if he'll ever regret his decision, but what I do know is that Qiu Shan must be connected to Qiu Sen," Zi Shang said confidently.
"They just share the same surname. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are related to one another!" said Yun Jiuge. She found the idea to be far-fetched.
"Qiu Sen once said that we would find the treasure map if we got our hands on the Bloody Fiendish Pearls. We were able to come to this world and meet Qiu Shan after the Bloody Fiendish Pearls exploded. Do you think all of this is just a coincidence?" said Zi Shang who disagreed with Yun Jiuge.
"Are you trying to say that the last treasure map is with Qiu Shan?" asked Yun Jiuge who had become very excited.
"Yes, because it doesn't make any sense otherwise," Zi Shang replied. If Qiu Sen did not know Qiu Shan, then how did he know about the Bloody Fiendish Pearls and the treasure map?
"If the treasure map is with Qiu Shan, then our trip is not a wasted one," said Yun Jiuge as she became even more excited at the thought.
She had initially thought that she had fallen into this damned place because she was down on her luck. She did not expect that she would be able to find the last treasure map in this world.
"Lady Yun, did you find out anything after searching his soul? The Grand Preceptor is not going to be able to hold on for much longer," asked Leng Bai. He was getting very anxious when he noticed that the Grand Preceptor was slowly losing his breath.
"The Grand Preceptor has already gone to a place where he belongs," said Yun Jiuge. She snapped her fingers and a ball of white flame engulfed the Grand Preceptor's body and burned him into ashes.
The poor Grand Preceptor had been forced to live for another 100 years by Qiu Shan. It was time to free his soul.
"Did the Grand Preceptor tell you how we could defeat the demon?" Leng Bai asked at once.
"No. But, the Grand Preceptor told me the name of the demon," Yun Jiuge said. She went on to tell Leng Bai everything that she had learned about Qiu Shan from the Grand Preceptor's soul.
"That Qiu Shan person was plotting all those terrible things for the past 100 years," said Leng Bai. He felt his whole body turned cold at that thought. Can they defeat that demon who has laid countless traps over the past 100 years?
"Don't be disheartened just yet. I know of a way to awaken your brother's soul," Yun Jiuge said confidently.
The Grand Preceptor was only able to fight against Qiu Shan for 100 years because he had a deep love for Hui Kingdom.
Leng Hui was known to be an Emperor who loved his people dearly. His love for Hui Kingdom must run even deeper than that of the Grand Preceptor's.
They would be able to awaken Leng Hui's soul if they made all the necessary preparations.
"Let's return to the palace right away! Delaying this further would just lead to more problems in the future," said Leng Bai. The more he learned about Qiu Shan, the more that he feared him. He wanted to drive that demon out of his brother's body as soon as possible.
"There's still time. I want you to first destroy this entire house. We can't let the death energy inside to escape," Yun Jiuge said.
Leng Bai said, "I'll send the instruction to have this house destroyed once I get back." He had planned on killing all the ‘walking dead' that lived in this place even if Yun Jiuge did not tell him to.
"I want you to first send people over to cut down the trees surrounding the house. You have to let the sun touch the house before you can kill the ‘walking dead'. Do not mess up the sequence, if not there will be dire consequences," Yun Jiuge warned him sternly.
The Soul Sealing Formation that had been placed in the area was not very difficult to destroy, but they could still end up with an outburst of the death energy if they were careless. If that were to happen, all the living things within a 10-mile radius would be killed.
"I'll personally watch over them when they destroy this place," Leng Bai promised as he nodded his head to show he understood her instruction. He asked, "What else do you need me to do at the palace?"
Leng Bai cared about the palace and his brother more than the house before him.
"I want you to get Zhan Wang or Leng Mo over to my place. We'll only be able to cause trouble for Qiu Shan with two of you guys around," The pair of them was key in the quest to defeat Qiu Shan.
"Okay. I'll go and find Leng Mo right away," Leng Bai said without hesitation. They no longer cared about being grounded by Qiu Shan since they were going to fight against him soon.
"I'll wait for the two of you at Chuxiu Palace," Yun Jiuge told Leng Bai before she parted ways with him. She then got on to the carriage and said to Zi Shang, "Ask Yu Sha to help us set up the place once we get back. She's very good at doing that after all."
"Yu Sha has been captured by Qiu Shan," Zi Shang said coldly.
"When did that happen?" asked Yun Jiuge, shocked. How was Yu Sha captured?
"It happened a while ago. But, you don't need to worry about her. She'll be fine," answered Zi Shang. Knowing what kind of person Wan Sha was, he was not worried that Wan Sha could get into serious trouble.
"Then let us hurry back and set things up at the palace!" said Yun Jiuge. She rushed back to Chuxiu Palace anxiously.
Bao'er and the other servants in the Chuxiu Palace did not know that Yu Sha had been captured. When they saw Yun Jiuge, they greeted her normally.
"Bao'er, I want you to come with me," said Yun Jiuge. She had sent all the other servants away, keeping only kept Bao'er behind.
Bao'er obediently followed Yun Jiuge into the inner palace.
"I want you to lie down on that bed," Yun Jiuge said as she pointed at the big bed in the inner palace before she turned around and closed the door behind her.
"I'm sorry, I can't do it," said Bao'er as she went down on her knees in fear. She thought that she had done something.
"I want you to do as I say," said Yun Jiuge, waving her hands in annoyance. A stream of light purplish spiritual energy burst out of nowhere and turned into a rope before it bound Bao'er to the bed.
"Please spare my life, Lady Yun!" Bao'er shouted, but her throat quickly tightened and she lost the ability to speak.
"You don't need to worry. I won't hurt you. Close your eyes now. Everything will be fine when you wake up," said Yun Jiuge as she stretched out her hand and caressed Bao'er's face.
Bao'er slowly closed her eyes and fell into a deep sleep.
Yun Jiuge then directed her gaze towards Bao'er's flat stomach.
The Fiendish Demon Qi that had been left in her body by Zhan Wang previously had been sealed away by Yu Sha.
Yun Jiuge was going to release the Fiendish Demon Qi from Bao'er's body to create the illusion that the Fiendish Demon Fetus was starting to take shape within her body. That would trick Qiu Shan into coming over to check things out.
Bao'er would have to suffer a little during this entire process, but Yun Jiuge would get Zi Shang to remove all the Fiendish Demon Qi in her body once everything was settled. She would not put Bao'er's life in any sort of danger.
"Let us begin!" said Zi Shang as he took on a physical form and stood next to Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge took out all sorts of medicinal herbs from her sack, and she began refining a fake Demonic Pill.
Zi Shang, on the other hand, began casting numerous layers of Illusionary Spell Formations around the bed that Bao'er was lying on.
Once all the preparations had been made, Leng Bai and Leng Mo sneaked their way into the Chuxiu Palace.
"Lady Yun, I'm very sorry about what happened that night. I did not mean to do those things to you," said Leng Mo. He was filled with remorse for what he did to her. He might not have raped her, but he did feel her up, and he felt very bad for what he did.
Yun Jiuge replied, "The person you should apologize to is Bao'er, not me." Yu Sha was her substitute that night and he did feel her up. However, Bao'er was not as lucky. She had suffered greatly at the hands of Leng Mo.