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Mr. Fuyi had already told Gu Xijiu the whereabouts of the place and drew her a map too. With her adept sense of direction, finding the button would pose no difficulty. She followed the route to the detail and found the place, but it was unexpected that as she approached the button, someone had shouted for her to stop.
She turned around, smiling sheepishly at the four half-orcs that were pacing towards her. It was immediately perceptible who the leader of the pact was, a half-orc with a height kindred to a small skyscraper. He shouted, with a deafening sound akin to thunder, “From which division are you?”
Before Gu Xijiu attacked and killed the half-orc earlier, Mr. Fuyi asked for its identity. Thus, she expressed the name of the deceased half-orc and even lifted her waist belt for proof of so.
The person looked closely at her waist belt and discerned no faults. He tapped on her shoulder and spoke, “The area in front is a restricted area, none can pass. You are a commander of the army and should remain in the barracks. Why have you any reason running about here?”
Again, Gu Xijiu smiled indifferently. “Right, right. I was looking for the trespasser and got lost.”
“Idiot! To lose your way even in such a place! Fu, bring him back”, the person asserted to the half-orc adjacent to him. Gu Xijiu ended up back on the same path, returning once again.
On the path back, Gu Xijiu and the half-orc had a conversation. The half-orc was indeed a blabber-mouth. It was coupled with Gu Xijiu’s adept conversational skills, which was better than those of any interrogational officer, that she could even provoke a person to speak the most tenacious things. Indeed, in less than a half hour, the human-orc had professed all that is surreptitious about the locale.
When they came about a corner, all she had to do was puncture a poisonous needle into the half-orc, and use him as a disguise for her next scheme. This half-orc was a werewolf; once Gu Xijiu concealed herself as him, she began striding with huge steps and returned on the path once again.
“Fu, you have returned so quickly! Has that pitiful person returned to where he came from?” The towering orc-sergeant inquired.
Gu Xijiu replied in a low pitch voice, “He has returned; he turned a few corners down the road and recognized the path onwards.” She answered so flawlessly that the sergeant had no further inquiries or doubts.
The role of the half-orc Gu Xijiu disguised as was to guard the button. There was often no other person who would be able to approach the palace, with the exception of the young palace master.
Gu Xijiu had finally laid her eyes on the crystal mechanism. It bore the shape of a mountain made of obsidian. Atop the hill was a black dragon carved with the same material. Indeed, there were vivid engravings on the dragon; with it, a gallant tail marking its vigor and intrepidity.
The black dragon’s eyes were wide open; it was constructed with the carnelian blood-red spar crystal, emitting a bright red hue. One could see the refraction of the obsidian, giving a rather ominous and elusive atmosphere.
Gu Xijiu heard Fu saying that the black dragon’s eyes are often shut. Only when the mechanism was opened, would its eyes be open as well. That indeed meant that the blood-red spar crystal was, in fact, the button!
Gu Xijiu secretly observed the obsidian hill and perceived that the mechanism was, in fact, a fairly powerful one. But to her, it was fairly easy to crack.But if she were to move her hands, she would be noticed by others. There would be little time for her to destroy the mechanism.
Gu Xijiu started to contemplate her rate of success.This ultimately caught the sergeant’s attention, who walked to her and tapped her shoulder. “Fu, why do you keep staring at the spar crystal? Are you unwell?”
Gu Xijiu expressed pain while opening his mouth wide. “You hit me too hard!”
The sergeant laughed wildly. “You are made of paper! Yes, the spar crystal is indeed grand, but you shouldn’t gaze at it for too long, as it may cause you to hallucinate.”