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Meng Qi’s eyes quickly scanned the room. Next to the wall, there was a large canopied bed with a curtain hung down to hide the inner side. The room was filled with medicinal scent, and there was a small incense burner next to the bed, with a faint smoke rising slowly.
Across the curtain, she vaguely saw a person lying on the bed.
Is that Miss Xue? Meng Qi thought silently.
All of Meng Qi’s impressions of Xue Clan came from Xue Jinwen. What was Xue Jinwen’s relationship with Xue Chengxuan? She heard people call Xue Jinwen ‘Third Miss Xue,’ and also heard that she came from a large medical sect of the Western Realm.
So, was it Xue Jinwen lying on the bed?
“Brother Su, wait a minute.” Xue Chengxuan called softly. “I also sent someone to invite Xingluo Pavilion Master. He should be here soon.”
“What’s going on?” Su Junmo asked back, “You don’t know how to detoxify Lingfeng’s poison?”
Not Xue Jinwen.
Meng Qi sighed in relief.
Xue Chengxuan laughed bitterly: “That’s not it, but…alas!”
The elegant and handsome man let out a sigh and said in a heavy tone: “The enemy is well prepared. The poison in Lingfeng’s body is actually not so powerful that it made our Xue Clan powerless.”
“Then why is she still unconscious now?” Su Junmo was confused, “What’s made it so tricky?”
Xue Chengxuan sighed again. Before he could explain, another sound of footsteps came from outside.
Meng Qi turned her head. Pei Mufeng opened the door and walked in quickly, followed by a Xue Clan’s disciple.
“Pavilion Master Pei.” Xue Chengxuan greeted him hurriedly, “Please excuse us for disturbing you so late at night.”
“It’s okay.” Pei Mufeng nodded. His indifferent gaze swept at Meng Qi first before returning to Xue Chengxuan again: “What happened? Fellow Daoist Xue, please tell me.”
“My younger sister Xue Lingfeng was poisoned on the way to Xingluo City. Luckily, two disciples of Xingluo Pavilion found her just outside the city and brought her to us. Many thanks for Pavilion Master Pei.”
Pei Mufeng frowned. He looked at the bed separated by the curtain and said: “I already knew about this. I was dealing with another matter outside the city and couldn’t arrive in time. I hope Fellow Daoist Xue doesn’t blame me. Afterward, what happens?”
Xue Chengxuan nodded. “To make a long story short, my younger sister is poisoned. The poison is from a fifth-rank devil beast, and although our Xue Clan knows how to detoxify this poison, the preparator is obviously prepared. Except for poison, they also put an unknown array on my sister’s body.”
Hearing the last sentence, Meng Qi was startled and became even more curious.
“Although the array doesn’t put my sister’s life in danger, it’s still very tricky. The array is a prohibition that made it impossible for cultivators from Golden Core and above to detoxify my sister.”
Another trace of surprise flashed in Meng Qi’s eyes. Such prohibition was very tricky and didn’t seem to be in line with Three Thousand Worlds’s style. To create such a prohibition, a special array was needed. However, arrays in Three Thousand Worlds were mostly used for artifacts or weapon refinery.
Meng Qi’s Master was proficient in array and formation. Although she didn’t learn it systematically, Meng Qi still understood the general knowledge. Knowledge about arrays was scattered across the Three Realms. Most of the refinery cultivators of Three Thousand Worlds used arrays to refine weapons and artifacts or drew them on rune papers to be used as defensive items. There weren’t many offensive arrays. As for prohibition arrays…this was indeed more like a devil cultivator’s doing.
Plus, there was the devil beast poison on Xue Lingfeng, which made it even more evident.
Could it be that Xingluo City was being infiltrated by devil cultivators?
After a pause, Xue Chengxuan continued, “So, all the Xue Clan’s disciples who currently are in Xingluo City cannot do anything to detoxify my sister.” His voice became colder. “The perpetrator certainly planned it very well. The prohibition only works on the Golden Core cultivators and above. Xingluo City certainly has healers with cultivation bases below that, but they won’t be able to detoxify the poison from a fifth-rank devil beast!”
All the people present raised their eyebrows with a grave expression.
Pei Mufeng’s face sank instantly. He slowly said: “Just now, there was another cultivator outside the east city gate who was also poisoned. The situation is similar to Fellow Daoist Xue’s sister. On top of devil beast poison, there is also a prohibition on his body, which makes it impossible for cultivators of Golden Core and above to detoxify him.”
Xue Chengxuan: “What? There is another victim?”
Meng Qi’s heart skipped. Was it the one they had just seen outside the city earlier? So it wasn’t a friendly exchange, but someone was really injured and even got poisoned. Meng Qi subconsciously raised her head to look at Pei Mufeng, who was still looking at Xue Chengxuan.
“Does Fellow Daoist Xue have a counter method?”
“For the time being, Lingfeng’s life is not in danger. When my father arrives tomorrow, he must have away.” Xue Chengxuan sighed helplessly.
“It seems that this attack is aimed at the Medical Cultivator Conference. The perpetrator’s approach is undoubtedly slapping the face of our medical society.”
“Indeed.” Pei Mufeng nodded, “Since the Medical Cultivator Conference is being held in Xingluo City, our Xingluo Pavilion is responsible for the attendees’ safety.” He added: “If Fellow Daoist Xue has any request, please state it.”
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