Chapter 442: Returning to the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm
Si Youyue was dumbfounded as she stared at the growing spot of light on the horizon.
The person in the spot of light looked familiar. It looked like Junior Yun Jiu!
"Move out of the way!" Yun Jiuge shouted. She realized that she was landing too fast and likely to hit someone.
Qiu Sen pulled Si Youyue back quickly.
"Zi Shang, give me a hand," Yun Jiuge said. When Yun Jiuge left the Secret Realm, she reduced her cultivation level to that of a Qi Refining Cultivator, and she had no ability to control her movements.
Zi Shang immediately sent a beam of Spiritual Light to protect her.
The two fell to the ground with a great impact, creating a giant crater in the safety zone.
Hearing the commotion, Mo Jingyuan, Jin Yuanwei, Lang Ya, Jin Chuan, Bai Lan, Yu Ziyan, and the others all rushed out and surrounded the giant crater.
Amidst the dust in the air, Yun Jiuge crawled out of the crater looking slightly battered and exhausted. Zi Shang was by her side as always.
"Junior Yun Jiu, you didn't die?" Lang Ya greeted her, looking at Yun Jiuge ecstatically.
"Senior Lang Ya, what kind of strange greeting is that?" Yun Jiuge said.
"Didn't you disappear in the big explosion?" Bai Lan asked. She originally thought that she would be able to account to her master after Yun Jiuge had died. Now, Yun Jiuge appeared again unexpectedly.
"I did disappear in the explosion, but fortunately, I fell into a Secret Realm," said Yun Jiuge, who began to spin a tale.
"There's a Secret Realm here?" Bai Lan asked as her eyes widened. Everyone else's ears perked up too.
The opening of each new Secret Realm represented a wealth of resources. If they could share a part of it, they would make a fortune.
"That's right, there's a small Secret Realm in this Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm," Yun Jiuge generously admitted.
"Master, the Secret Realm discovered by Brother Yun Jiu should be considered as belonging to our Sect!" Jin Yuanwei replied. He felt that such a big contribution should have belonged to his master.
"This matter will be discussed after we return to our Sect." Qiu Sen said. He knew that the little Secret Realm must have been related to Qiu Shan, and did not want to talk about it further in front of so many people.
"Master is right, we'd better hurry to the gathering place!" Jin Yuanwei said, nodding in agreement.
"Elder, Junior Yun Jiu coming with us like this would only attract others' attention. Why not let him pretend to be your Yin Corpse?" Si Youyue asked. She recalled that when they were previously fighting the Flying Corpses, the four other devilish sects had seen Yun Jiuge. They would have known that she disappeared after the Flying Corpses exploded.
If Yun Jiuge suddenly appeared now, it would surely arouse their suspicion, and this little Secret Realm might be exposed.
"Youyue is indeed thoughtful. Yun Jiu, it'd be safer for you to be at my side," Qiu Sen said. He began to think about the type of corpse Yun Jiuge could be to make things seem natural.
"You don't need to go to such trouble. Actually, there's nothing good in that Secret Realm. Even if you tell them, they may not be willing to go in," Yun Jiuge replied. She didn't want to pretend to be Qiu Sen's Yin Corpse. Who knew what he might do underhandedly? It was better if she just came clean.
"First of all, if you want to go into that Secret Realm, you must detonate the Bloody Fiendish Pearls inside the Flying Corpse.
Second, when the Flying Corpse explodes, you need to have a defensive magical tool whose level is higher than the Golden Core Cultivation.
Finally, the little Secret Realm has strong Fiendish Qi and isn't suitable for the survival of Cultivators. The best resource in there is nothing more than some gray iron ore," Yun Jiuge said.
Yun Jiuge didn't say anything about the gray-skinned people.
There were people in the Cultivator Realm who privately kept slaves. If she revealed the peculiarities of the gray-skinned people, these cultivators might start trafficking them.
"That's it?" Bai Lan asked in disbelief. Every little Secret Realm had to contain some kinds of treasures. This type of Secret Realm within a Secret Realm must have been even more special.
"Of course that's not it. Those ores are insignificant. The most special feature inside is that it can change people's physiques," Yun Jiuge answered. She knew that if she didn't give them some startling information, they wouldn't stop coveting this little Secret Realm.
"How will our physique change?" Everyone asked unanimously. They were excited upon hearing those words.
"Have you not noticed the changes in me?" Yun Jiuge asked. She blinked and placed her palms on her chest.
In order to transition back to her original identity while maintaining her corpse poisoned appearance, she had changed her body back to one of a female.
"Junior Yun Jiu, you, you…" Lang Ya stuttered. He discovered that Yun Jiu's body had become more graceful and curvy. It was clearly a woman's figure.
"Yes, the biggest mystery of that little Secret Realm is that men can turn into women, and women into men," Yun Jiuge said with a saccharine smile.
"To become a woman, did you castrate yourself?" Bai Lan blurted out.
"Of course not. I'm thoroughly a woman now," Yun Jiuge answered, flicking her long hair behind her ears. She narrowed her eyes and looked at Bai Lan saying, "Senior Bai, although I'm good-tempered, my Yin Corpse has a violent temper. If you continue to say the wrong things, I can't guarantee what might happen."
Bai Lan instantly felt a chill down her neck, as if a wild beast was staring at her.
Thinking about that wildly unpredictable Thousand-year-old Living Corpse, she immediately suppressed her thoughts about checking Yun Jiuge's body. She answered with a forced smile, "Junior Yun Jiu, I didn't mean to offend you. Please forgive me."
Yun Jiuge didn't bother to respond to her and turned to look at Qiu Sen. She said, "Elder, that's all there is to that Secret Realm. If anyone doesn't believe me, they can try it for themselves, but there's no guarantee that they can land there."
"Didn't you make a landmark when you came out?" Qiu Sen asked. His face was deadpan, completely focused on official matters.
"Elder, you think too highly of me. I'm just a Qi Refining Cultivator who hasn't even seen a landmark before. How can I dabble in something so powerful?" Yun Jiuge said. Creating Secret Realm landmarks was a skill that only cultivators of the Golden Core Cultivation Level could master.
The materials required to make such landmarks were terrifying, and could only be provided by the Sect. That Secret Realm would then belong to the Sect thereafter.
"We'll discuss this matter when we return to the Sect. For safety's sake, you should still pretend to be my Yin Corpse and follow beside me," Qiu Sen commented. He was not interested in the small Secret Realm.
Qiu Sen took out a black cloak and handed it to Yun Jiuge. "Put it on," he instructed.
"This cloak is a high-level protective device. It hasn't been tampered with. Put it on!" Zi Shang's voice drifted over.
"I obey," Yun Jiuge answered as she swiftly put on the cloak and followed Qiu Sen.
"Let's go to the gathering place," Qiu Sen said, taking out his Bat Bone Spur and flying towards the gathering place with Yun Jiuge.
Si Youyue, Bai Lan, Lang Ya, and the others followed behind. They flew for an hour before reaching the gathering place.
At that time, the other four devilish sects had already gathered.
Mo Jingyuan of the Yin Corpse Sect, Feng Ling'er of the Hehuan Sect, Gui Ming of the Ten Thousand Ghouls Sect, Qian Hun of the Soul Devourer Sect, and Li Kun of the Black Fiend Sect clearly stood apart from one another.
Compared to the Yin Corpse Sect, the four other devilish sects were missing a lot of disciples. Most of them had unpleasant expressions on their faces as they came over.
If Qiu Sen had not asked them to fight against the corpse frenzy, there would not have been so many casualties while they were in the safety zone!