Chapter 461: Ye Yunzhi Appears
The ball of white string rolled quickly onto the ground.
In an instant, the bit of gray color at its tail section immediately spread out with a bang. The ball of string immediately turned into a stone ball.
Yun Jiuge pulled Zi Shang and took a few steps back. When she looked up again, the wall had been lit up with rays of gray light which were heading towards them.
"Go!" Zi Shang shouted as he grabbed Yun Jiuge and rushed out through the hole in the wall and into the long hallway. The originally empty hallway now stood full of stone statues.
The gray stone statues clamored loudly as they raged closer toward Yun Jiuge.
Zi Shang formed up a pike using Demonic Power and shot it over with a bang.
The stone statues were shattered in an instant, but they swiftly consolidated again.
At the same time, countless gray stone sculptures of Legendary Venomous Insects came rustling down from the wall, spewing out spurts of gray smoke.
Yun Jiuge set up a Defense shield mixed with Holy Power to keep the gray smoke out.
Zi Shang charged forward to the entrance of the gate to kill the enemies. But those stone statues seemed to increase and become densely huddled together, making it difficult to move ahead.
The whole Five Poison Sect seemed to have awakened, as more and more statues joined in.
As Zi Shang broke a pile of stone statues, he was immediately overwhelmed by another pile.
It was impossible to fly nor flee. He had been swarmed with flying Legendary Venomous Insects which densely filled the space overhead.
The Religious Leader of the Five Poison Sect had also awakened in the hall behind them and was letting out angry and vicious rants.
"Follow me closely. We'll rush out when the opportunity strikes," said Zi Shang. Seeing how the situation was dismal, he decided to make a bold move.
"Got it," answered Yun Jiuge. She put on Thunderstorm Wings while she stood behind Zi Shang and raised her Spiritual Power.
Zi Shang imbued Demonic Power into the pike in his hand and then shot it in the direction of the gate.
The violent Demonic Power tore all the obstacles it encountered to pieces.
Yun Jiuge took advantage of this gap to finally break free of the maelstrom to come close to the entrance of the gate.
With the sound of a click, the five poisonous beings at the entrance began to resurrect and pounce toward Yun Jiuge.
At this time, a gray and cold energy sprayed out from the southeast corner and froze the five poisonous beings.
An ugly woman with white hair and black skin stood in the southeast corner and waved to Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge rushed over to her without any hesitation. At the rear, Zi Shang turned the pike around to break the pursuit of the stone statues and finally kept up with Yun Jiuge's pace.
The five poisonous beings which broke free of the cold Yin Qi gave an angry roar.
After they circled the surroundings, they returned to the gate unwillingly. The entire Five Poison Sect returned to its initial serene self.
"Are you all right?" Zi Shang asked as he anxiously looked at Yun Jiuge.
"I'm fine," Yun Jiuge replied as she shook her head and turned to look at the woman who helped them. She was taken aback and asked, "Ye Yunzhi, how can it be you? Why have you come here, instead of being together with Ye Yu?"
This ugly woman with the white hair and black skin was the Living Corpse, Ye Yunzhi.
Ye Yunzhi did not respond to Yun Jiuge. Instead, she turned around and continued to drift forward.
Yun Jiuge immediately followed behind her and entered a dense forest. After a winding path, they came to a swamp land with gray miasma permeating everywhere.
Ye Yunzhi stood on the edge of the swamp and did not move.
The figures of many Miao people appeared in the surrounding big trees. They were holding black colored bows and arrows aimed at them. The purple and black arrowheads showed extremely poisonous glints.
"Who are you? Why have you come to the Five Poison Sect?" A beautiful-looking young girl with exquisite facial features stepped on a colorful butterfly and appeared in front of Yun Jiuge.
She wore a red dress with black circular patterns woven entirely of silk from legendary venomous insects. On her head was a silver ox horn headpiece. She possessed an Early Foundation Establishment Stage Cultivation.
"Who are all of you too? And where did you get this Living Corpse?" asked Yun Jiuge with a cold expression.
Ye Yunzhi actually traveled alone. Could it be possible that Ye Yu met with a mishap?
"Why? Do you recognize this Living Corpse?" The pretty girl asked in surprise.
"I gave this to a friend of mine," Yun Jiuge answered. She once had the opportunity to subdue Ye Yunzhi but she gave up. So, it was not wrong of her to say that she gave her to Ye Yu.
"Liar! How could this be something you gave to someone else? Take her down with arrows immediately!" The pretty girl commanded.
Upon her orders, the Miao folks lying in ambush shot a succession of black colored arrows toward Yun Jiuge.
Zi Shang reached out to deflect the arrows and then shot them back toward the Miao people.
Plop, plop, plop, those Miao people all fell from the trees and became unconscious.
The pretty girl turned livid. She turned her hand to take out a green bronze Corpse Controlling Bell and shook it hard. Then she ordered Ye Yunzhi, "Round them up for me."
Ye Yunzhi's body swayed but did not move.
"Do it quickly," The pretty girl insisted as she shook the bell harder. With every burst of ringing, Ye Yunzhi's body continued shaking. But she did not act in accordance with the girl's orders to attack Yun Jiuge.
The pretty girl was so angry that she nearly broke the Corpse Controlling Bell.
As soon as she stepped on the colorful butterflies under her feet, countless Legendary Venomous Insects crawled out and surrounded the entire swamp.
Yun Jiuge flapped the Thunderstorm Wings in motion. In a flash, her figure crossed over the barrier of Legendary Venomous Insects and landed in front of the pretty girl.
The pretty girl snapped her fingers and her ox horn headpiece flew up to start a fight with Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge drove the Wicked Blade to attack but was suddenly struck by the ox horn.
"You only have an Early Foundation Establishment Stage Cultivation and you dare to fight me," the pretty girl said with a cold smile, wanting to take down Yun Jiuge.
As Yun Jiuge dashed backward, her fingers slightly moved at the same time. A Lightning Fire Needle quietly emerged and penetrated into a few major acupoints of the young girl's body.
"Ahhh!" The pretty girl shouted, realizing she had fallen into a trap. She turned around and wanted to escape but was captured by Zi Shang who had been waiting at the side.
"It's no use killing me," said the pretty girl, glaring angrily at Yun Jiuge with a rigid neck.
"I'm not interested in killing you. I just want to know where you got this Corpse Controlling Bell and how you got to know the method to control her," Yun Jiuge said as she took the Corpse Controlling Bell from the pretty girl's hand and gave it a gentle shake. Ye Yunzhi drifted to her side.
"How are you able to control her?" The pretty girl asked as her eyes widened.
She had obtained the secret to controlling this corpse by pestering her sister repeatedly.
Her sister gave her the Corpse Controlling Bell, wanting to give her more protection.
But this Yin Corpse was not obedient at all. She would slip out on her own and refuse to obey the Corpse Controlling Bell when she came back.
"I'm the one asking you questions now," Yun Jiuge said. She shook the Corpse Controlling Bell again and Ye Yunzhi went over to firmly hold the young girl down.
"Hey, hideous creature, figure out whose team you're on," the girl roared angrily at Ye Yunzhi.
Ye Yunzhi remained unmoved.
"Who are you calling a hideous creature?" Yun Jiuge shouted as she flew into a rage.
Ye Yunzhi was Ye Yu's sister yet she was now being controlled by a little girl who thought too highly of herself and repeatedly called Ye Yunzhi a hideous creature.
Even if Ye Yunzhi no longer had her own self-awareness, she did not deserve to be insulted like this.
"Anyway, I'm not talking about you," The pretty girl did not think that she was being held captive and even had a defiant "You wouldn't dare do anything to me" expression.
Yun Jiuge wanted to give her a good beating but did not want to act rashly before figuring out her background.
"What's your name?" Zi Shang eventually asked. Each of his indifferent pupils divided into three parts and started whirling like a kaleidoscope.