Breaking The Formation
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Eagerly, it presented one of its hidden chickens to Gu Xijiu. “Master, this is for you. Is one enough? If not, I still have one more.”
Gu Xijiu threw the chicken toward the tree right away.
The chicken seemed to have sensed the danger around it. When its claw touched the crown of the tree, it immediately spread its wings and sprang into the air.
It was all too late. The petals on the tree fluttered in the night breeze before wrapping the entire body of the chicken, and the hopeless prey stopped moving instantly.
A few moments later, the entangled petals dispersed into the air and fell back onto the tree. The chicken was nowhere to be seen.
It seemed that these petalsfed on blood as well.
Lan Yue took a look at the twig of the plum flower in his hand. A shiver ran over his body,and he threw the flower away at once.
“This is the array formation of Spider Web in Bloody Plum.” A sudden voice emerged, taking Lan Yue by surprise. He turned around and saw Di Fuyi standing behind them. He was also looking at the plum tree fixedly.
Lan Yue was relieved to see him, as he had just wondered where the mighty man was. He did not expect his sudden emergence. He seemed to be working separately from Gu Xijiu.
Lan Yue’s news was accurate, so he knew that Di Fuyi and Gu Xijiu had parted on separate ways and that their relationship had ended. Wisely, he chose not to ask anything related to their relationship.
“What do you know about the array formation of Spider Web in Bloody Plum?” Lan Yue was a very keen learner.
“Can you see the trails in the garden? They are not actually trails, but the gaseous pulse of the formation. After the bloody plum tree feeds on animal blood, it will draw nourishment from the center to the surrounding plum trees through the connecting pulse. Because of the bloody diet, the flowers are unusually bright-colored and beautiful. The rest of the plum trees will, in turn, absorb the essence of the sun and the moon. They will provide nutrients to the bloody plum tree to make it grow stronger.”
“I finally know why these flowers are exceptionally gorgeous, but why do they have to create such a massive array formation to support the growth of the bloody plum tree? What will it do when it matures?”
Di Fuyi shook his head. “This is a mechanism-operated array formation, which is usually closed. The people can still visit, as long as no impediment shall arise. No one can tell any difference between it. If anyone tries to break into the formation, the bloody plum tree will be immediately triggered. Every tree in the entire plum garden will come alive, like a web. They will behave like the center bloody plum tree, catching and eating humans alive. As vast as you can see, anyone who gets trapped in the garden will barely make it out alive.”
He had not expected the existence of such a vicious array formation in the world; hence, Lan Yue was enlightened.
He then turned to give Yan Chen a look. “Luckily you did not attack it earlier, or else we would all become their buffet.”
“The plum garden has been here for a very long time. I have not heard about anything wicked about it before.” He continued to observe the bloody plum flower.
Di Fuyi slowly explained, “The bloody plum tree looks no different from a regular plum tree during the day. Moreover, it only started to exist in the later stage of the establishment, in the deepest part of the plum garden. Its blood-feeding behavior can only be seen at midnight. Anyone can walk past it during the day, and nothing will happen, so no one will ever notice it.”
Lan Yue finally understood.
Yan Chen was not very interested in the history of the plum garden, for it was not at all what he cared about. “How should we break the formation?”
Di Fuyi looked at Gu Xijiu instead. “Isn’t she trying to break the formation?”
Lan Yue and Yan Chen turned their curious eyes to Gu Xijiu. She was trying to persuade the mussel to give up all of its food.
The mussel was reluctant to, but it could not go against the will of its master. Heartbroken, it passed all of its food storage to Gu Xijiu one by one.