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THDP Ch 82 Part 4 – Master (IV)

“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.

“What’s the matter?” Meng Qi also stopped and looked at Ji Wujiong puzzledly.

“Do you know that the three arrays Sun Slashing, Moon Chasing, and Star Shooter are named those because of a reason?”

“Ah?” Meng Qi was startled. She asked: “What reason?”

“Those three arrays are of low level, but they form the basis of many powerful killing arrays.” Ji Wujiong explained. “You should be aware that if a lot of those arrays are superimposed on each other, their powers will be amplified to the limit and produce a very magical effect.” Ji Wujiong had seen Meng Qi did this with his own eyes, so he knew that she must understand.

“Yeah.” Meng Qi nodded.

“So…” Ji Wujiong said: “When setting up the arrays formation, we can lay down these three arrays according to certain rules to maximize their output powers. In addition, the killing arrays can also be superimposed with poison arrays for practical use. Earlier, I saw that you also took out poisonous materials from the pharmacy, so you must have a similar idea.” He paused. “For example, the Sun Slashing array. When activated, three long swords would slash from three directions. If we superimpose a poison array on top of it, the sword attacks will be poisonous.”

Ji Wujiong glanced at Meng Qi and continued: “With Star Shooting array, iron caltrops will fall from the sky like meteors. Of course, these can also be applied with poison.”

Meng Qi was relieved to hear that. Of course she knew that arrays could be used on top of each other, and she had also used them like that before. However, she still didn’t know how to superimpose the effect of different arrays into one as Ji Wujiong said.

Ji Wujiong saw the look in Meng Qi’s eyes and slowly said: “If you worship me as your master, I will pass my lifelong knowledge and experience to you.”

Meng Qi: “???”

Wasn’t he going to kill her with thousands of cuts after they left this barrier?!

Moreover, how could she worship another person as her master?!

Just as Meng Qi was about to refuse, the man’s voice suddenly rang again: “Heh—”

Just a moment ago, his voice was so pleasant, with a nice tone. When he softly talked to her, his voice reminded her of a spring breeze. But at this time, the same voice was cold enough to freeze people to their bones: “Foolish arrogant!”

The man coughed twice: “Isn’t it just superimposing arrays? Just for that, and he demands you to worship him as your master? Meng Qi!”

Meng Qi: “…Yes.”

“Go back to the inn and tell him to wait for half an ho-…no!” The man hesitated for a moment. “Tell him to wait for one incense stick of time. I will teach you how to superimpose the effect of different arrays. With your brain, you will master such an easy technique in no time.”

Meng Qi: “…Okay.”

“How?” Ji Wujiong still looked at her deeply, but there was an unconcealed trace of expectation in those eyes.

“Thank you for your offer, Fellow Daoist Ji. But I already have a master.” Meng Qi replied. “Even if he refused to acknowledge me as his disciple, I will never worship another person as my master for the rest of my life.”

Finished speaking, Meng Qi arched her hands in salute: “Please wait for me for one incense stick of time. There are some matters I have to figure out.” Without waiting for Ji Wujiong’s answer, she turned around and quickly returned to the inn.

Like a gust of wind, Meng Qi returned to her room and quickly closed the door. Then she took a deep breath and said in her heart: “I have returned to the inn.”

This time, the man’s voice didn’t come even after a long time.

“Excuse me, are you still there?” Meng Qi waited for a while before asking cautiously.

“Yeah.” When the man finally replied, his voice seemed to be colder than before. His tone also seemed to be a little emotionless: “Go to the bed, sit cross-legged there, and relax your body.”

“Yes.” Meng Qi answered without hesitation. She sat cross-legged on the bed and relaxed her body.

“Take out Beyond The Heaven’s jade slip.” The man said again: “Hold it in your hand, and pour your spiritual aura.”

“…Yes.” Meng Qi’s heart suddenly pounded quickly. For a moment, her mind went blank, and her mouth felt dry. She faintly sensed that she was finally about to discover some truth. However, she didn’t dare to expect too much, for fear that a greater disappointment would await her.

In her nervousness, Meng Qi’s palms became slightly sweaty. In no time, Beyond The Heaven’s jade slip was also drenched in her sweat. Meng Qi took a deep breath and closed her eyes. A part of her spiritual consciousness separated from her body and plunged into the jade slip.

Her vision turned dark for a moment. Then, as if she was falling from a very high place, the sky was spinning around until her feet suddenly stepped on the flat ground.

Meng Qi took another deep breath. When she opened her eyes again, breathtaking scenery greeted her. There was a cloud waterfall, which was falling with great momentum from the high mountain into the deep pool at the foot. The sunlight fell onto the cloud waterfall with such a perfect angle that a curved rainbow slanted upon it.

The scenery before her eyes was so beautiful that it seemed ephemeral.

This place…

“Meng Qi.” A man’s deep voice rang from behind.

Meng Qi immediately turned around. About three meters behind, a man in a white robe stood tall. His long hair was as black as ink, tied up by a small white jade headdress. His eyes were like the stars, his eyebrows curved in elegant strokes, and his nose was tall and straight. His pair of thin lips looked like they had been carved by a master carver: exquisite and perfect.

The man stood there quietly. His expression was indifferent, but there was a trace of free spirit and willfulness on his face.

Meng Qi blinked slowly, feeling hotness rising in her eyes.

Even though the stars changed, the sun rose, and the moon sunk. Even if she died a thousand times in vain, she would never forget this person.

Meng Qi opened her mouth and was about to call “Master.” But before she could make a sound, the man had talked first.

He looked at her indifferently. His voice was as indifferent as his eyes: “I know what you want to say.” After a pause, he continued: “I will teach you about arrays, but you don’t need to worship me as your master. Don’t worry.”

Meng Qi: “???”

She wasn’t worried!

Not at all!


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