Entering The Devil Kingdom (4)
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
It had been a long time since she last immersed herself in nature. Was this the legendary Devil Kingdom that she had heard about in rumors? She felt as in she was in a different world; it was a utopia.
Gu Xijiu took a deep breath and was amazed by the abundance of spiritual aura in the air. Although the aura was not as strong compared to heaven, it was better than having none at all. A glimpse of hope flashed before her eyes.
For the past one year and six months, Gu Xijiu had been traveling from city to city. She realized that all nine cities shared common characteristics. There were wizardry barriers to keep away the Blood Rain, and dense woods with ferocious animals surrounded every city’s outskirts.
Most of the inhabitants were out of spiritual power and lived in poverty. There was hardly enough food on the table to feed the families. The minority that possessed some degree of spiritual power had to venture outside and hunt for the precious spiritual stones in order to exchange them for the living necessities.
Needless to say, most people out there were living in an abyss of suffering. It was beyond her expectation that the Devil Kingdom would be a piece of pure land, where people could live happily in their comfortable homes.
There were many people in the streets. Some were walking while others were riding on their horses. Streams of people were coming and going. Indeed, it was a lively place. The way they dressed was not very different from the outside world. Some people tended to dress modestly, and some chose to let their elegant side out.
There was a difference in their expression, though. They seemed at ease, indifferent to fame, or gain. People dressed in many different styles, but Gu Xijiu was the only one wearing the Devil Quenching Clothing among the busy crowds.
After observation the place for a while, Gu Xijiu finally understood why. The inhabitants of the Devil Kingdom were of devil lineage, so the occasional fires of hell that emerged from the ground would not do any harm to them. They were free to dress however they wanted. Thus, the streets were like a motley fashion parade, with each passerby dressed uniquely.
Only outsiders had to wear the Devil Quenching Clothing. Therefore, Gu Xijiu obviously stood out with her odd selection of clothing among the common people. There were hardly any visitors there; Gu Xijiu had only met two or three outsiders after two hours of exploring the city.
The people whom she met seemed like businessmen. They came in a special carriage that carried many different kinds of merchandise. Gu Xijiu examined the items and saw that those were actually local products from the outside world. There were many of them.
She was the only outsider who came into the land empty-handed. The only bag was the small backpack that she used to carry nothing else but a baby. The baby was still wrapped in a baby blanket, revealing only his head outside of the bag. He was well behaved and smiled at any passersby whenever their eyes met.
The local people did not like to come any closer to the outsiders, so they all kept a distance from her. Thus, the outsiders tended to travel in groups, as they were more comfortable being in their own circle.
A man on a carriage noticed how tired Gu Xijiu looked and offered to give her a ride. In order to avoid unnecessary attention, Gu Xijiu was still using her facial disguise technique while walking in the streets. She looked good, but not as gorgeous as her true beauty. The women in the Devil Kingdom were generally very beautiful too, so Gu Xijiu’s rather common appearance was not attention-seeking at all. Therefore, she was sure that it was not her beauty that initiated the kind offer from the man in the carriage. She thanked him before leaping into the carriage.
The Silver Wolf followed her into the carriage. It was as agile as a monkey. It caught the man’s attention. “What is this?”
“A Silver Wolf,” Gu Xijiu told him. The Silver Wolf had returned to its usual appearance. The man looked strong and was quite good looking. He was considered a great fighter, as his spiritual power was already at level seven or so.
He was a simple and unadorned man, only here in the Devil Kingdom for business purposes. After some small talk, Gu Xijiu managed to find out more about the Devil Kingdom, thanks to the man.