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THDP Ch 108 Part 4 – She Must Go (IV)

Meng Qi frowned slightly. After a while, she forced her eyes shut, and when she opened them again, her gaze had become firm. Meng Qi looked at Yun Qingyan and said strongly, “Sovereign Qingyan, I will definitely come back alive!”

“Meng Qi.” Yun Qingyan said, “You have to think carefully. They don’t need you now. Moreover, after failing to find you for a few days, they probably would just leave on their own.”

Meng Qi was stunned, but she soon shook her head firmly: “No.”

Maybe that was the case if they never came to Starfallen Sea. But since they were here, they would never leave unless they found her.

“Come.” Yun Qingyan gave her a deep glance, then stood up and walked towards the door. Meng Qi quickly followed behind. The two went around the lotus pond, walked to the corridor on the other side, passed through the gate to the right, and entered another courtyard. There were no buildings in this courtyard, only a deep well.

Meng Qi stood by the well and looked into the clear water, so abundant that it seemed to almost overflow. The water surface was like a mirror, reflecting the stars in the sky, so bright as if they were twinkling inside the well. Yun Qingyan’s sleeve brushed over the well. A white light fell from his fingertips into the well. In an instant, the water surface lit up, the stars disappeared, and the reflection suddenly changed.

Meng Qi took a closer look. Reflected on the water surface was a thick forest, as well as flying beasts that occasionally passed over the trees. The beasts appeared small in the water reflection, but their viciousness was still very apparent.

“This…” Meng Qi actually already had some guess, but still turned to look at Yun Qingyan.

“This is a sky-viewing mirror.” The white-robed man said lightly, “Not only can it show the situation in the three realms and Starfallen Sea, but also…” He looked at Meng Qi, “…transport you to the place it reflects.”

Yun Qingyan paused: “However, the passage is one-way, and once you leave, you cannot go back to Luoyun Manor through it.”

Meng Qi was startled. She looked at the water reflection on the well, then turned to look at Yun Qingyan. The other party was also looking at her with his deep gaze, making her unable to see his thoughts.

Meng Qi turned her head again and stared thoughtfully at the well for a moment. “Sovereign Qingyan.” She finally turned to Yun Qingyan again, “How to change the place reflected in this mirror?” The reflection in the water mirror was fixed in the same place. Meng Qi silently counted and found that three or four mutant beasts had flown past the forest in this short time. The thick foliage prevented her from seeing the situation below the trees, but she could surmise that it was even more dangerous at the ground level, where the sunlight hardly reached.

Meng Qi was dying to find out about her friends’ situation.

Yun Qingyan took Meng Qi’s hand into his and lightly directed her fingers across the water surface, “Move your fingers like this, and you can adjust the reflection to four directions.”

“Thank you, Sovereign Qingyan.” Meng Qi awkwardly retracted her hand, “I got it.”

Yun Qingyan stared at her silently: “Look slowly.”

The white-robed man then turned around and walked towards the direction where they originally came. When he was about to leave the courtyard, his footsteps suddenly paused, and he said without turning back, “Meng Qi, Yewu comes from the Devil Realm where the refinery arts are still flourishing, and she surely has her own secret methods of refining magic weapon. When you are done with the mirror, go to her and let her help you refine the nether iron.”

Meng Qi was startled again, but did not immediately respond. Yun Qingyan also didn’t seem to wait for her answer. He resumed his footsteps and soon disappeared into the corridor.

Meng Qi retracted her gaze and resumed her focus on the reflection in the mirror. She imitated Yun Qingyan’s movement, gently stroking the water surface with her slender fingers. Sure enough, the reflection began to change. To the east of the thick forest was a huge poisonous swamp, far bigger than the famous poisonous swamp in the Southern Realm. Through the water mirror, Meng Qi seemed to be able to perceive the poisonous gas and miasma that pervaded the swamp, and even the remnants of the souls trapped there for thousands of years. The venomous insects and beasts there had to adapt to the environment. To survive, they devoured each other and grew increasingly terrifying.

To the east of the poisonous swamp was a narrow mountain range. Some mountains were bare, while others were lush. On the surface, these mountains looked much more peaceful and safer than the swamp, but every now and then, Meng Qi could see mutant beasts soaring in the sky with frightening speed.

Little by little, she carefully scanned the Starfallen Sea through the water mirror. Sometimes she saw several beasts fighting fiercely. The water had reduced the beasts’ reflection significantly and also isolated Meng Qi from the earth-shattering blast caused by the fight, but merely looking at the terrifying scene and the utter destruction it caused to the surrounding was enough to inform Meng Qi that those beasts were far stronger than her cultivation base.

How vast was the Starfallen Sea? No one in Three Thousand Worlds could answer this question. Meng Qi spent all day looking at the water mirror, but even until the night turned late and the stars shone high in the sky, the end of her search was still nowhere in sight. In fact, besides Su Junmo’s group, there should be several cultivators who entered the Starfallen Sea at this moment, such as Pei Mufeng, whose goal was for training. Meng Qi had been looking for so long, yet she didn’t even see a single cultivator.

Meng Qi lightly stomped her feet and moved her body, continuing to paddle the water mirror. Another hour later, Meng Qi suddenly widened her eyes. She hurriedly leaned closer to the well, almost sticking herself to the water surface, and squinted to look more carefully.

It was now night in the Starfallen Sea. Although the scenery in the water mirror was clear and visible, it was still darker than the day. Reflected in the mirror were several rolling hills. On the top of one of the hills, an array suddenly burst into the sky, cutting through the silence of the dark night.

In an instant, the whole hill was illuminated, revealing a tall figure of a black-robed man.

Meng Qi almost screamed out: “Ji Wujiong!”


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