Chapter 495: A’dai Turns Crazy
“Miss Yun, Elder Bai has instructed us to take turns standing guard for you. We’ll be stationed on top of the cliff beside you. If you need us, just give us a shout,” A’ze said with great enthusiasm. He really felt good at being there.
“Okay, I will,” Yun Jiuge said with a nod.
“Miss Yun, who is this brother?” Advisor Jun looked inquisitively at Yin Shili who appeared out of nowhere.
“This is my comrade, Yin Shili,” Yun Jiuge briefly introduced, obviously not wanting to reveal more.
“So it is Brother Yin. My name is Advisor Jun and his name is A’ze. Since you’re a fellow comrade of Miss Yun, you’re a friend of our Eagle Clan from now on,” Advisor Jun greeted him politely.
Yin Shili nodded impassively and did not say anything.
With his seniority and status, he really did not want to address the two juniors as brothers.
“Very well, you’d better hurry back. Don’t delay my work,” Yun Jiuge said, sending A’ze and Advisor Jun away before going to see A’dai.
A’dai carried his bag of food and got ready to go to bed. Since he returned to the Secret Realm, he had always appeared drowsy.
Yun Jiuge used her Holy Power to open her Spiritual Eye and carefully looked at A’dai’s head. She saw that the golden light in his brain was still tenaciously resisting the gray energy on the outside.
The ball of gray energy had no change other than becoming a little thicker.
Yun Jiuge examined it and did not see any similarities with the Demon Qi. She then took out the Lightning Fire Needle and said to Yin Shili, “Come over so that I can borrow some blood.”
“You can jab here!” said Yin Shili as he extended his thumb.
Yun Jiuge jabbed for a little blood, and then pierced the needle into A’dai’s forehead.
The gray energy immediately rushed over like a shark the moment it sensed the smell of blood. Next, it instantly came to a boiling point and exploded, turning into a ball of black and red light.
The sleeping A’dai suddenly opened his blood-red eyes, and then flew out with a flap of his wings.
“A’dai, come back!” Yun Jiuge ordered as she hurriedly cast the Moon Spirit Silk Thread to snare him. But she was dragged outside by him.
Zi Shang pounced at A’dai with lightning speed, wanting to hold him down. But he was abruptly flung away.
“Caw, caw, caw!” A’dai opened his mouth wide and frenziedly shot out a series of random fireballs. Flames splattered everywhere in the entire cave which was shaking non-stop.
A’ze, who was enjoying good food outside the cliff, discovered movements inside the cave and asked Advisor Jun hesitantly, “What’s going on?”
“Let’s go over to take a look,” Advisor Jun replied.
The two people spread their wings and flew towards A’dai’s nest. But they were almost shot at by the fireballs that bolted out.
“What’s happening to His Royal Highness?” A’ze asked as he watched the raging A’dai in shock.
“The gray energy in his brain exploded,” said Yun Jiuge as she went about using the Moon Spirit Silk Thread to yank A’dai and not let him escape.
Zi Shang’s arms which were completely covered with black scales, blocked A’dai’s fireball attack. He rushed over to nail him to the ground.
“Caw, caw, Caw!” A’dai did not seem to be in pain but kept resisting.
“Loosen the thread and let him fly out,” Zi Shang turned and said to Yun Jiuge.
It was like taming a horse. They had to let him tire himself out.
“What if he doesn’t come back?” Yun Jiuge regretted her own recklessness very much. Had she known earlier that A’dai would turn crazy, she would have chosen a different place before stimulating it.
“I’ll watch over him,” said Zi Shang as he jumped on A’dai’s back and tightly grabbed onto the package tied to him.
“Tie him up with this. Be careful yourself!” Yun Jiuge threw a ball of hemp rope to Zi Shang. After he firmly tied him up, she loosened the Moon Spirit Silk Thread.
The unfettered A’dai immediately flew away from the nest and became a tiny black dot in the distance in the blink of an eye.
“Aren’t you going to quickly chase after him?” Yun Jiuge anxiously said to A’ze and Advisor Jun.
“Oh, yes,” A’ze gave chase after realizing belatedly while he shouted, “Your Highness, Your Highness!”
Advisor Jun did not pursue. Instead, he solemnly asked Yun Jiuge, “Miss Yun, what happened? How did His Royal Highness suddenly go mad?”
“What your prince has in his head is not Puppet Qi but a high-grade Demon Qi,” Yun Jiuge recounted what she had discovered.
Advisor Jun was mystified with what he heard. But he quickly grasped the important point and asked, “Is Puppet Qi or high-grade Demon Qi more difficult to resolve?”
“Of course, the high-grade Demon Qi is more difficult to resolve. The Puppet Qi is only a small fragment of the high-grade Demon Qi,” Yun Jiuge said with a helpless look.
She and Yin Shili came from Black Magic Sects. They were good at amassing and making use of Demon Qi but completely clueless at resolving it.
“What should we do then?” Advisor Jun asked anxiously. He had only heard of Demon Qi and Puppet Qi for the first time, let alone find a way to solve it. He could only count on outsiders like Yun Jiuge and the others.
“We can’t rush this matter. Let’s wait until your Prince, His Highness comes back before we talk further!” Yun Jiuge only hoped that A’dai would return safe and sound.
Even if he became a little more foolish and stupid, it was better than being dead!
“I’m going to find someone to go after him now,” said Advisor Jun as he flew toward the Eagle Cliff with a flap of his wings.
“You don’t have to worry. It’ll be hard for something to happen to A’dai based on his size,” Yin Shili comforted Yun Jiuge. A glutton was someone always the hardest to eliminate.
“Let’s hope that’s the case!” Yun Jiuge said with a sigh, but soon pulled herself together. She asked Yin Shili, “Why did the Demon Qi, camouflaged as Puppet Qi, explode as soon as it touched your blood?”
“How would I know? I hope you’re not suspecting me as part of the Demonic clan!” Yin Shili was dumbstruck.
“The Demonic clan has no Living Corpses,” Yun Jiuge answered. She was well aware of the Demonic clan. How could she not be able to distinguish Yin Shili’s true identity?
“It has something to do with either my Yin-Yang Body or Heart of the Heavens and the Earth.” The most precious and special things about Yin Shili were these two things.
“Let’s try both. I’ll first retrieve your Heart of the Heavens and the Earth, then you put your Yin-Yang Body to use on these gray stones,” instructed Yun Jiuge. Yin Shili was able to freely switch between the state of being human and a corpse. Even if he took out his Heart of the Heavens and the Earth, he was also able to hold on for a period of time.
“Okay,” Yin Shili agreed. After spending some time together, he had a lot of trust in Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge’s right hand became a claw and tore toward Yin Shili’s chest. A crystal clear green heart appeared in her hand.
The color of Yin Shili’s face immediately turned gray and pale.
He quickly grabbed a gray stone and imbued a stream of gray color into it.
The gray stone immediately glowed with a black and red light. But it was much weaker than just now, and easily confined by Yun Jiuge.
“Try again with your Heart of the Heavens and the Earth,” said Yun Jiuge as she put the Heart of the Heavens and the Earth back inside Yin Shili’s chest.
This time, the Demon Qi which Yin Shili stirred was as fierce as earlier on.
“It seems that your Heart of the Heavens and the Earth has a stimulating effect on the Demon Qi,” Yun Jiuge concluded.
“The Demon Qi originally exists by devouring Spiritual Power. When it came to the Chaotic Secret Realm, it became Puppet Qi. It probably also has something to do with this Spirit Restricting Area,” Yin Shili further added.
“You’re right,” answered Yun Jiuge. She was unhappy that with this new discovery about this Demon Qi, things were now more difficult to resolve.