Meng Qi and Ji Wujiong also hid at the entrance of the valley. They briefly discussed the plan. When the people from Tengshe Sect triggered the arrays, they would signaled the cultivators hiding in ambush to attack and forced the enemies into the depth of the arrays.
Meng Qi leaned against the mountain wall. The barrier seemed to have a daily cycle function. After spending a full day being busy, the night had now completely enveloped the land. Stars occasionally twinkled. The surrounding tall green mountains looked very menacing under the curtain of the night sky.
The fire crackled from time to time, and soon enough, white smoke emerged from the cauldron. Meng Qi poured the finished pills into a porcelain bottle and threw another batch of ingredients.
“What is this?” Ji Wujiong was also an expert in poison, but he didn’t recognize the pill Meng Qi was making.
Luminous vine, smoke sand, magpiedove feather…these were the large stocks of materials Meng Qi collected from the general stores in Fengyu Town. These materials were not expensive. Even in Three Thousand Worlds, one could find them cheaply in either Cloud Immortal Pavilion’s branches or large cities’ general stores.
The time the mayor gave them to prepare was twelve hours. During this period, Meng Qi had been very busy. After parting with the mayor, she proposed a plan to trap and ambush the Tengshe Sect before they could reach Fengyu Town, to which Ji Wujiong agreed. After that, the two ran all over the town to collect any usable materials and planned the arrays they were going to use. Meng Qi then had another conflict with Ji Wujiong and learned a new technique under Yun Qingyan’s guidance. After she came back, she and Ji Wujiong went to inform the mayor about their plan before departing the town in search of a place suitable for the ambush.
“What are you smiling at?” Ji Wujiong snorted again. “Have you figured out how to utilize the three arrays? What did you stealthily do behind the closed door? Do you understand that we are running out of time?”
“Yeah.” Meng Qi nodded. Her smile didn’t fade at all. At this moment, even facing Ji Wujiong’s full sarcasm, her good mood wasn’t affected in the slightest.
Bright light and dark shadows intertwined, filling Meng Qi’s vision. Out of sudden, cold lights gleamed in the air as long swords slashed down in three directions. Immediately after, shining silver wires wove their way out of the array. The silver wires were very thin, as if they were totally harmless and could be ignored. But Meng Qi knew that anyone who accidentally walked through the wires would end up with countless wounds caused by their sharp edges. Before the wires subsided, countless caltrops fell from the sky, filling the entire area.
Meng Qi gasped slowly as she watched the powerful offensive displayed in front of her eyes.
“Come here.” The white-robed man beckoned, motioning her to stand beside him.
“…Yes.” Meng Qi was stunned for a moment before she obediently took two steps forward. Now that she had a better view, the three arrays on the ground seemed to be alive. Even though she had been distracted, Meng Qi’s mind continued sketching out the arrays’ drawing process she saw just now.
The white-robed man didn’t know Meng Qi’s inner thoughts. He glanced at her indifferently, waved the sleeves of his robe, and walked forward.
His face was without expression. But from the way he walked, he seemed to be in a bad mood.
“If they were arrays as simple as this Sun Slashing array, we can set up hundreds of them!” Meng Qi said again. “And…” She explained her analysis: “Because each individual array is too weak on its own, even if the disciples of Tengshe Sect accidentally entered and activated the formation, they would simply ignore it. Therefore, we can use these three arrays to lure them into the center of the formation, where we set a more powerful array. Even if it couldn’t harm the sect leader, who is a Spirit Severing cultivator, it is enough if we can get rid of all the Golden Core disciples and Nascent Soul elders.”
“Meng Qi.” Ji Wujiong paused his steps, and his voice suddenly became serious.
Meng Qi quickly found the section that the man told her. She scanned the content with an incredible speed before asking again: “Did you mean this Sun Slashing array?” The name sounded impressive, but it was actually a very simple array. From what Meng Qi could see, even a Qi Condensation cultivator could use this array.
“There are also Star Shooting and Moon Chasing…cough cough…” The man’s tone was still lazy as always, but his voice obviously lacked energy. He even coughed lightly at the end.
Ji Wujiong asked: “What arrays do you want to use?”
“Hundred Ghosts and Hundred Charms is fine.” Meng Qi said. “The Thousand Cranes array is also very useful.”
Ji Wujiong: “…” She had just learned the array, and already wanted to use it in real combat?