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“Dammit! How could this be?!”
“If this continues, we’ll definitely die.”
“How could there be such a thing in the Wuji Mystic Realm?”
“Could it be because it was opened in advance?”
“Junior Brother Erxi, even if I die, I want to die with you.”
“Senior Brother Tiezhu…”
At this moment, in the center of the Wuji Mystic Realm, over a thousand cultivators were gathered there, discussing spiritedly. Their voices were filled with fear, and they no longer seemed like vicious killers and robbers.
At this point, even an idiot could see that there was definitely something wrong with the Wuji Mystic Realm. Those cultivators that had been swallowed up seemed to have evaporated into thin air, leaving nothing behind. At this rate, the thick green fog would sooner or later envelop the entire place. By the time that happened, none of them would be able to escape.
Even the paragons from the Three Major Sects were at a loss as to what to do. They were all pondering how to resist this poisonous gas.
What was worth mentioning was that the center of the Wuji Mystic Realm was a ruined palace. Broken walls and walls were everywhere, and occasionally, a few strange runes could be seen. The ruined palace looked incompatible with the surroundings, but it was abnormally large. Even if more than a thousand people gathered here, it still wouldn’t seem crowded.
“Eldest Senior Brother, why don’t we inform the sect?” Lin Yue whispered.
“It’s useless! By the time the powerful beings of the sect arrive, we’ll be long dead!”
Shen Zhiwen shook his head helplessly.
Who would have thought that such a terrifying poisonous gas would suddenly appear in the Wuji Mystic Realm? It would be too late to inform the sect.
Moreover, cultivators who had surpassed the Heaven Stage were restricted from entering the Wuji Mystic Realm, so how could they save them?
“Why don’t we join forces and create a spirit energy barrier to forcefully charge out?” Su Yan suggested.
“No, I’ve already tried it just now. Spirit energy is useless against poisonous gas.” Shen Zhiwen shook his head again.
Everyone fell silent. Were they really going to die here?
“Senior Brother Shen, I knew you would be fine.”
At that moment, Zhou Yuan walked out of the crowd and said happily.
“Mm? Are you the only one left?”
Shen Zhiwen glanced at Zhou Yuan in surprise.
“Uh… The other elders all died in the poisonous gas.”
Zhou Yuan was slightly embarrassed.
If Shen Zhiwen didn’t remember wrongly, the elders following Zhou Yuan should all be Heaven Stage, and two of them were even late-phase Heaven Stage. It shocked him to learn that they had all died in the poisonous fog.
“They tried joining forces to create a spirit energy barrier to forcefully rush over, but it didn’t work…”
After a moment of hesitation, Zhou Yuan explained.
In fact, this method was thought up by Zhou Yuan. The elders had died because they wanted to protect him, but he naturally wouldn’t say it out loud.
Hearing this, Su Yan was silent. Fortunately, Shen Zhiwen had rejected her idea just now. Otherwise, they would have died.
“Senior Brother Shen, what’s going on?”
Zhou Yuan had a worried expression. He was the leader of the younger generation of the Zhou Family, and he was very likely to advance to the Supreme Stage realm in the future and become the patriarch of the Zhou Family. How could he die here?
“If you ask me, who should I ask?”
Shen Zhiwen couldn’t help but roll his eyes. If he knew what was going on, would he still be trapped here?
At this point, Shen Zhiwen could only place his hopes on Qin Jue. He just didn’t know if Qin Jue had left the Wuji Mystic Realm or not. If he had, then they would really be done for.
“Mm? What are these green gases?”
In the air, Qin Jue frowned slightly, not understanding what was going on.
From just now, a large expanse of green gas suddenly appeared in his surroundings, and it had been wrapped around him as if it wanted to enter his body. Unfortunately, Qin Jue’s body was already impervious to such gases, so these green gases were unable to approach him at all.
“Strange. Where is everyone?”
Qin Jue took a sip of wine, feeling rather puzzled. He had only plucked a few more fruit trees along the way, so why had everyone disappeared so suddenly?
After thinking for a while, Qin Jue released his spirit sense and quickly found Shen Zhiwen’s location.
“Why is everyone gathered at the same place?”
Qin Jue was somewhat puzzled, but he didn’t think too much about it and directly used his divine ability to arrive at Shen Zhiwen’s side.
Everyone who was thinking about how to leave was shocked when they saw Qin Jue suddenly appear. Lin Yue was the first to ask, “Senior Brother Qin Jue, where did you go just now?”
“I was just looking around.”
Qin Jue waved his hand and looked at Shen Zhiwen. “What are you all doing here?”
Without waiting for Shen Zhiwen’s reply, the green fog had already spread from afar. The cultivators standing near the fog were shocked and hurriedly retreated. In an instant, the entire crowd was in chaos.
At this moment, the green fog had already turned dark green. They could not see what was inside clearly, but everyone knew to stay away from it!
“Let’s go all out!”
One of the Heaven Stage cultivators gritted his teeth. He took out a Heaven Stage defensive spirit artifact that he had obtained from the Wuji Mystic Realm and put it on. Then, he activated his spirit energy and jumped into the thick green fog.
Seeing this, everyone held their breaths and looked towards the place where the Heaven Stage cultivator had flown in.
Not long after, something bounced out of the green gas and fell to the ground.
Everyone focused their eyes. It was actually the defensive spirit artifact that the Heaven Stage cultivator had used just now!
Everyone felt as if their throats were being clutched, their faces filled with fear.
They had only come to the Wuji Mystic Realm to compete for the opportunity. How could this have happened?
“Wait, look! The poisonous fog seems to have stopped spreading!”
Suddenly, someone pointed at the green fog and shouted.
The spreading speed of the green fog became slower and slower, and it finally stopped outside the hall.
“In other words, have… have we been saved?”
In the end, the green fog formed an impassable barrier outside the ruined palace and stopped advancing. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief, but someone quickly realized that they were still stuck.
They couldn’t possibly just stay here forever, right?
“Everyone, don’t be anxious. This poisonous fog might dissipate on its own.”
At this moment, Ye Wushuang, one of the twins of the Archaic Mysteries Sect, stepped forward and spoke, which helped to comfort the crowd.
“Indeed. When we came in, there was no such layer of poisonous fog. Perhaps it happens daily and would disperse when the time comes.”
“That makes sense. Let’s wait and see.”
Since there was hope of surviving, everyone’s hearts became active again, as did Hu Hun. He was just about to sit cross-legged when he inadvertently glanced at Qin Jue in the distance.
Hu Hun’s eyes suddenly widened, revealing an angry expression. He flew over without saying a word!
In his eyes, Qin Jue was a person who had seized the opportunity when he was careless to snatch the Blood Spirit Fruit Tree. Therefore, he absolutely could not be spared!
“Boy! I finally found you!”
As soon as he finished speaking, a long sword suddenly appeared in Hu Hun’s hand and he stabbed towards Qin Jue at an incomparably fast speed, as if he wanted to tear the air apart.
However, before the sword could approach Qin Jue, it was grabbed by a hand.
“How dare you!”
Shen Zhiwen shouted angrily as vast spirit energy instantly passed through the long sword and hit Hu Hun. Before the poor Hu Hun could react, he felt a sweetness in his throat and immediately spat out blood as he retreated.
The commotion here immediately attracted the attention of the other cultivators. When they saw that the two sides of the battle were actually Shen Zhiwen and Hu Hun, they were immediately frightened and quickly scattered. What a joke. These two were both ruthless figures.
“You are… the eldest senior brother of the Yellow Profound Sect, Shen Zhiwen?”
Wiping the blood from the corner of his mouth, Hu Hun’s face was full of astonishment. He only had eyes for Qin Jue just now and didn’t notice Shen Zhiwen beside him.
“Hu Hun, are you courting death?”
Shen Zhiwen said coldly.