The Beautiful And Charming Woman
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
There were thousands of little bugs of the same species around the place. With a single careless move, Gu Xijiu would definitely alarm these bugs. If that were to happen, she would no longer be the same beautiful and charming woman that she was right now. Instead, she would be a lifeless skeleton.
As the journey continued, she kept uncovering the secret mechanisms that were placed in the tunnel. There had been six similar, and unusually deadly, mechanisms so far. She could not afford to make any mistake, for her life was at stake.
Yun Yanli had certainly placed a great emphasis on the security of the place. The security measures here were even greater than the ones in the international treasury that she used to see in the modern days. Her great deal of knowledge in the mechanics of these secret devices had saved her life. For another intruder without similar experience, he or she would be long dead.
After six rounds of disabling mechanisms, Gu Xijiu stepped into a secret chamber. The secret chamber was more like a storage room that covered a vast area of space. Many shelves, which were made of green jade, were placed neatly against the four walls. The items on the shelves had definitely caught Gu Xijiu’s attention.
They were spiritual crystals everywhere; countless of them! There were at least tens of thousands of them. Gu Xijiu took a quick tour around the room and realized that the types of spiritual stones were more or less the same. Most of the spiritual stones here were class-three stones. There were about 300 class-two spiritual stones. Only about a hundred of the stones belonged to class-one.
Needless to say, the place must be a storage room for the spiritual stones that were collected by the hunters. The spiritual stones could be found in varying sizes. The smallest one was as small as the size of a pigeon egg.
Gu Xijiu did not hold back. She opened up her storage bag and placed all the class-one and class-two spiritual stones into her possession. She also collected about 2,000 class-three spiritual crystals and filled her bag to the maximum before she stopped.
The Firmament Stone was excited by the number of spiritual stones in Gu Xijiu’s possession. It wanted the stones, too; very badly.
Swiftly, it opened its storage space wide open and started swallowing every spiritual stone that it could possibly find on the rack, row by row. Very soon, hundreds of spiritual stones were already placed in its possession.
There were many unnecessary things in its storage space, so it wanted to remove some of the items to make space for more spiritual stones. However, Gu Xijiu stopped it. “That is enough.”
The Firmament Stone would always do as told, though it was certainly reluctant at this stage. It stopped taking for more. It then suggested, “Master, you should consider carrying more storage bags. It is when you are using the limited space in your storage bag that you wish you had more bags.”
Gu Xijiu did not know what to say. She ended up ignoring the Firmament Stone’s suggestion and continued to search for more secret chambers, specifically the array formation mentioned that Yun Yanli spoke about earlier. After a while, she finally found the activation key above, but she retreated before her hand had even touched it.
“What is it?” The Firmament Stone was confused.
“The activation key to the array formation can only be opened by someone with spiritual power at level nine and above.”
“What should we do?” The Firmament Stone was worried.
Before she could answer the Firmament Stone, she could hear through the wall that something loud was moving through the array formation. It was not good. Someone else was about to enter the room. Gu Xijiu could not care less about the remaining spiritual stones. She quickly masked her scent in the room and teleported to safety.
Immediately after her disappearance, the floor of the secret chamber slowly split into half, revealing two men from the ground below. Both of them were wearing green. They walked with an authoritative posture and a sharp look in their eyes.
“Master needs more spiritual stones this time.”
“Yes, we were asked to take ten class-one spiritual stones at a time.”
Their conversation halted as soon as they saw what happened on the shelves.