The Recovery (4)
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“I only managed to remove the toxins that are irrelevant to my current condition.” Then, she paused to take a breath. “I will need your help in getting a few herbs for me.”
Mr. Zhu listened to her attentively. “What kind?”
“Xue Qing Hong, Luofeng Flower…” Gu Xijiu named a total of eight herbs.
“What are they for?”
“To cure the toxins in my body. These herbs must be freshly dried. I would like to have them in a day.”
These herbs were not very rare. They could be easily found at different corners throughout the Devil Kingdom.
Mr. Zhu agreed immediately.
He took a look at Gu Xijiu and the amount of needles that she had all over her body. Surely, she would have to stay immobile for a while. Concerned for her safety, he offered, “This is the most dangerous place in all of the Kingdom. It houses many ferocious beasts. It is not safe for you to be alone. May I offer you a wizardry barrier? I know that you will not be able to outrun the animals, so this barrier will keep them away from you.”
Soon, he raised his arms and cast a spell. An invisible barrier appeared and surrounded Gu Xijiu. It was about three meters high and two meters wide, spacious enough to give Gu Xijiu full protection.
Anxiously, Gu Xijiu gasped for air before she called his idea off. “Wait! You will be away for at least a day. The barrier is fine at night, but when the sun comes out, the heat will turn the barrier into a steamer. Without any ventilation, I will die from suffocation under the sun.”
Mr. Zhu was puzzled. “What should we do?”
With a sigh, Gu Xijiu then answered, “There are some huge stones right there. Can you carry them over for me and place them according to my instructions? I can make an array formation to keep myself safe.”
Mr. Zhu was astonished. He had not expected that. “You have studied about array formations?”
Mr. Zhu hummed and hawed in surprise for a brief moment. He then proceeded to move the stones.
From her chair, Gu Xiijiu gave him clear instructions. Meanwhile, Mr. Zhu did exactly as instructed. As he was an efficient person, everything was aligned in a very brief time.
As an expert, he knew about all kinds of array formations. However, he would usually protect any formations with his spiritual power. Therefore, when he was weak, the array formation would generally reflect his condition and become just as weak.
He had no idea what type of array formation Gu Xijiu was creating. The arrangement of the stones was all in a muddle. However, as soon as he dropped the last stone, the magic began. Instantly, the stones turned into a great rocky hill that was surrounded by fog. The place had become completely unrecognizable.
Mr. Zhu was not in the array formation. Driven by curiosity, he decided to venture into the unknown and was immediately lost in the fog. After a few steps, he started to experience some hallucinations. In his blurred vision, he saw many troops attacking him at the same time.
Shocked, he quickly braced himself for a fight. Suddenly, he heard Gu Xijiu’s voice. She was giving him a hint. “Take the offroad. Pass the barrier.”
He knew what she was telling him to do. He did as told and was immediately guided to the core of the formation, where he finally saw Gu Xijiu.
He was very impressed. He never knew about the existence of such an impressive array formation.
Intensely, Mr. Zhu stared at Gu Xijiu, as if she were a monster that one should not cross paths with.sHe took two steps towards her and said, “I did not know that you are so knowledgeable in the use of array formations!”
Gu Xijiu saw him approaching and was immediately alarmed. “You…”
Mr. Zhu stopped next to her chair and gazed at her firmly in the eye. “I will retrieve the herbs that you desperately need. I will also teach you how to make the Devil Quenching Clothing and its upgrading techniques, unconditionally. All you need is to promise me something.”
Gu Xijiu was careful in making promises. “What is that?” She asked.