Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 334: Storm right around the corner
Returning to Cloud Mist Sect, Ye Chuan entered seclusion once again. Zhu Sijia and Old Demon of Mount Yin Rhodes took a break of two days, then began to attack again.
Da Qin army continued to press forward, but their speed was clearly much slower. Especially at night, even before it got dark, the soldiers would tightly shut the gate of the fortress and didn’t dare to come out.
Under the leadership of Zhu Sijia and Old Demon of Mount Yin Rhodes, Cloud Mist Sect made a diversion and frequently attacked the fortress located in the middle. In the beginning, the results were pretty good. They were able to kill elites of Da Qin Dynasty of many fortresses. But slowly, perhaps, they feared to receive heavy causalities, the number of soldiers that were left to defend the strongholds became fewer and fewer. From original 3000 soldiers, it was reduced to 800, moreover, the majority of them were the old, weak, sick and disabled. Sometimes, seeing even the shadow of Cloud Mist Sect’s disciples, guarding soldiers would open the door and surrender without any resistance.
For half a month in succession, Cloud Mist Sect achieved victories. They destroyed all strongholds that were built by Da Qin Dynasty using great effort. Just the number of prisoners had nearly reached 10,000. Moreover, they had reached the mountain near Pingyuan ancient town, threatening the main camp of Da Qin Dynasty. On several occasions, the disciples of Cloud Mist Sect holding Dragon Headed Flying Crossbows chased and killed the patrolling party of Da Qin Dynasty to their camp’s entrance.
The disciples were in high spirits, and Fatty Zhao Dazhi was boasting even more. Being able to defeat enemies in succession, all were overjoyed.
Now, in this period of time, Da Qin army was feeling pressure from Cloud Mist Sect. On the surface, no one spoke, but they were weighed down with anxieties in their heart. It was fine now, but if this continues, then they would have no choice but to retreat completely.
When everybody was in high spirits, Zhu Sijia nevertheless was worried in her heart. Finally, one night, she dragged along Old Demon of Mount Yin Rhodes and knocked on the bedroom door of Ye Chuan.
Inside, Ye Chuan was sitting cross-legged on the bed with his eyes closed. His breathing was long-drawn-out and was completely still. He seemed to have fallen asleep and also appeared as if he was making a spiritual tour.
In the air, there was a delicate fragrance. It was very thin, but made people feel comfortable when inhaled. On the small wooden table beside the bed, a charcoal was burning in a small furnace, and that arm guard brought back from the battlefield was being roasted above the charcoal, and a mist was curling upward from it.
“Eh, Your Excellency, isn’t this……”
Old Demon of Mount Yin Rhodes was startled as he looked at the arm guard being roasted.
He could understand throwing a treasure into a furnace to refine, but who would roast it with charcoal?
“Rhodes, you are not mistaken, this is the same arm guard you picked up.”
Ye Chuan slowly opened his eyes and indifferently said, “Actually, strictly speaking, this is not an arm guard, rather a piece of Jade Incense. Legends say that all things have origins, humans have ancestors, dragons have ancestral dragons and trees also has ancestral trees. This Jade Incense is formed after the agar flowed down from the ancestral tree condenses. A drop of it can linger for eternity, can foster solid foundation, soothe the soul and remove heart demon.”
After contemplating for more than half a month, Ye Chuan was finally able to see through the true colors of this arm guard and understood what this was.
This was a Jade Incense, it couldn’t be counted as a treasure, but it is hard to come by compared to the majority of big killing weapons. Just roasting this Jade Incense and meditating for half a month in its delicate fragrance, the temperament of Ye Chuan appeared different to some extent, and another one qi cyclone appeared within his body, showing the sign of condensing new Heaven Swallowing Talisman. Furthermore, he also showed a sign of breaking through to Rank 3 Daoist Master realm.
A Heaven Swallowing Talisman would increase his strength by 18,000 jin. This time, what kind of Heaven Swallowing Talisman would he condense?
Ye Chuan was full of expectation for his next breakthrough.
“Ancestral tree? It seemed……, it seemed that there was such a thing in Five Fingered Buddhist Cave, but much bigger than this. According to the rumor, it had already cultivated enough to take shape, people called it something Incense Queen……” Old Demon of Mount Yin said as he frowned, remembering his long-standing memory.
“Jade Incense that has cultivated enough to become humanoid?”
Ye Chuan suddenly stood up, “Rhodes, are you sure? Is there such a good thing in Five Fingered Buddhist Cave?”
“Your Excellency, this……, that was merely a rumor. I have not seen with my own eyes. Besides, it has already been too long, and I cannot recall many details.” Old Demon of Mount Yin replied as he smiled in embarrassment.
In Wilderness World, he was an old evil spirit that could summon wind and rain and his innate skill Violent Dance of Vine Demon was also very powerful. He was the one man army. But, in Five Fingered Buddhist Cave, he was truly nothing. The Jade Incense that was able to cultivate to Incense Queen in Five Fingered Buddhist Cave was naturally a heaven-defying evil spirit. She was not someone he, this small demon, could make a contact with.
“Five Fingered Buddhist Cave, Incense Queen…..”
Ye Chuan muttered to himself and the thoughts of exploring Five Fingered Buddhist Cave became even stronger.
As soon as he discovered the pathway leading to Five Fingered Buddhist Cave in Five Fingered Mount Yin, he that the thoughts to explore it. But, even Old Demon of Mount Yin didn’t dare to be conceited and arrogant and called that he was just a small demon inside, moreover, even with his cultivation, he said that he would not be enough to even fill the teeth of the evil spirits inside, so if he wanted to explore it, then even if he hadn’t reached his peak of previous life when he was able to conceal the heaven, he should at least reach Half-Sage realm.
“Big Senior Apprentice Brother, the current situation appears somewhat wrong.”
Zhu Sijia interrupted the thoughts of Ye Chuan and reported the recent situation, “In this time period, we have achieved victories in succession and have reached outside the main camp of Da Qin Dynasty. Almost all strongholds had been destroyed and nearly 10,000 people are captured. Now the fellow disciples are in high spirits, but I feel something was wrong. It has been too smooth these days. Even if they fear our Dragon Headed Flying Crossbows and yao beast legion, the resistance of Da Qin Dynasty is too weak.”
“Jiajia, you mean to say that there is a plot.” Ye Chuan solemnly said.
After such miserable defeat, under normal circumstance, Da Qin Crown Prince Li Guang Han should have taken a major step to attack after retreating to the main camp. But now, not speaking about biding his time, he was watching the destruction of strongholds which they had built with great difficulty without any decent resistance. This naturally was not normal.
“Yes, there must be a plot. Either it was bad to move or is waiting for a strong reinforcement.” Zhu Sijia replied. As for Old Demon of Mount Yin Rhodes, as long as he could kill, he didn’t care anything else, but she was weighted down with anxieties.
“Did Tang Yixian send any news?” Ye Chuan asked.
“That old fellow has been communicating secretly, but he had not provided any useful information. Big Senior Apprentice Brother, I doubt that he is either exposed or even he doesn’t know. Li Guang Han is hiding the truth from everyone. Currently, they are not making a move, but when they make a move, I fear that would be like a thunderstorm.” Zhu Sijia was tense and her heart was shrouded with heavy dust haze.
“Let’s go to Cloud Mist Peak and take a look!”
Ye Chuan flew away, and landed on the highest peak of Cloud Mist Sect, then he looked down.
At the high altitude, dark clouds shrouded, cold wind blew and dim light of moon illuminated the horizon. Standing at this peak, one felt as if the dark cloud above was pressing them down and a heavy storm was right around the corner.
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