Chapter 587: Illusion Array
Translated by Jouissance of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“How about I take you to watch a show?” After the two returned to the room, Ling Xiao said this out of the blue. The ‘how about’ was just a courtesy, dragging the confused You XiaoMo away to ‘watch a show’ before the other could even nod in agreement.
The actors of the play were Mo Xue and Mo Fei, as well as Xia Yin’s two attendants.
The two attendants led the two into a thick forest after leaving the town. The forest was devoid of human life; there didn’t even seem to be a single demon beast here either. It really was a good place to kill and bury people.
Mo Xue and Mo Fei didn’t sense that there was anything wrong and Mo Fei was even cursing people out loudly, Xia Yin amongst them. This was a huge shock to You XiaoMo.
In the inn, You XiaoMo had personally heard Mo Fei call out to Xia Yin with such a sweet tone. Now that Xia Yin was no longer of use, they immediately turned on her?
Soon enough, he knew what the show Ling Xiao had brought him here to watch was.
The two attendants suddenly stopped, one in front and the other behind, cutting off the two sisters’ escape routes. Their gazes were chilling, as if looking at two corpses, and killing intent filled the air.
“The holy maiden told you to escort us back to the tribe, what do you think you’re doing?” No matter how thick-skulled Mo Fei was, this was killing intent thick enough for even her to sense.
However, she probably thought that the two attendants didn’t actually dare kill them and thus wasn’t afraid at all. Mo Xue grasped Mo Fei tightly. She was the older one, after all, and after blow after blow, she was no longer as naive as before. She could see that the two attendants truly did want to kill them.
“Sister, don’t worry, they won’t really dare to do anything to us,” Mo Fei thought that what Mo Xue was expressing was rage.
The two attendants unsheathed their swords.
Mo Fei cried out in anger, “Do you want to die? You dare to go against the holy maiden’s orders? My father will know about this! I’ll make sure he punishes her!”
“The holy maiden’s orders?” Attendant Xiao Qiu sneered. “The order we received from the holy maiden was to kill you two sisters.”
“Xiao Qiu, let’s not waste our breath on them and deal with them quickly, so that nothing unexpected happens.” The other attendant immediately raised her sword and stabbed towards Mo Fei with it, her strikes fatal.
You XiaoMo, watching from a distance, felt his jaw drop in shock. “What’s this?”
Ling Xiao helped him close his mouth and explained, uncaringly, “Can’t you tell? That holy maiden wants to kill Mo Xue and Mo Fei and then frame us. Plenty of people know that there’s bad blood between the sisters and us. With them dead, the Guma Tribe would naturally suspect us.”
“But we have nothing against the holy maiden, so why is she trying to put the blame on our shoulders?” You XiaoMo felt depressed. The women here were getting more and more intimidating.
“I’m guessing that she doesn’t have the best relationship with Mo Ma. The bad blood between us and Mo Xue was a chance, so the person she’s really targeting isn’t us, but Mo Ma.” The corner of Ling Xiao’s mouth curled up, his smile meaningful.
You XiaoMo raised his head. “How did you know that the holy maiden wanted to kill Mo Xue and her sister?”
Ling Xiao said confidently, “In the inn, though she hid it well, I could clearly see that she had been wanting to kill them for a long time.It wasn’t too hard to figure it out after that.”
You XiaoMo glanced at him, deciding to forgo complimenting him.
“Well, if you knew, then you just brought me here to watch the sisters being killed?” Shouldn’t he consider You XiaoMo’s feelings before dragging him out to watch gore? Though he was used to it by now, he preferred to avoid it if possible.
“Of course not, you think I’d let just anyone frame us?” Surprisingly, Ling Xiao denied it.
You XiaoMo was shocked. “You want to save Mo Xue and her sister?”
Ling Xiao cuffed him over the head. “What the hell are you using your brain for all day? Did I say we were going to save them?”
“Then what do you mean?” You XiaoMo covered his head, feeling rather chagrined.
“If she wants to frame us, then why not be more direct and turn what we’re framed for into a reality?” A malicious grin spread across Ling Xiao’s face.
You XiaoMo gaped.
Ahead, the battle between the four ladies was coming to a close.
Though Mo Xue had been injured, it had only destroyed her beauty and hadn’t affected her skill. However, the sisters weren’t as strong as the two attendants and soon fell to a disadvantage.
Seeing that they wouldn’t be able to hold on for much longer, Mo Xue suddenly took out an item.
Seeing this item, the two attendants knew that this wasn’t good. They had forgotten that Mo Xue and her sister were Mo Ma’s daughters and were certain to have special tools they could use to save themselves when attacked. If they managed to escape and inform Mo Ma, then the holy maiden’s plan would fail.
Mo Xue grinned, her face becoming terrifying; the veil she was wearing had fallen off early into the fight. When Xiao Qiu charged over, she immediately activated the magic tool. The tool was something her father had specially made to help her flee from dangerous situations. It used spacial force to teleport the user instantly across a short distance. Before, when she had appeared in front of You XiaoMo, it had been through this treasure.
“Sister, wait for me!” Seeing her older sister activate the magic tool, Mo Fei hurried over, but was blocked by Xiao Qiu who managed to stab her thanks to this distraction.
Mo Xue looked at her younger sister apologetically, silently saying sorry. One of them surviving would be better than if both of them died here. After she returned to the Guma Tribe, she would have her father avenge her younger sister. She let the spacial force that seeped out of the magic tool envelop her.
The attendants cursed silently at the current situation, intending to charge over regardless, but that was when something strange occurred.
The spacial force that enveloped Mo Xue suddenly began to thrash wildly, from gentle to violent, and Mo Xue took the brunt of the damage.
“Aaaaahhhh!!!” The violent spacial force cut through Mo Xue’s flesh, blood gushing out. In under a minute, she had become nothing more than bits of gore and blood, the spacial force cutting through her like a hot knife through butter. Half an arm, a leg, half a head, and so on. The entire scene was horrifying.
Everyone stared in shock.
Mo Fei, originally angry at her sister for fleeing without her, began to retch in disgust.
When the violent spacial energy disappeared, Mo Xue was completely dead. Once upon a time, she had a position that drew everyone’s envy, and now she was no more than a pile of flesh and blood.
After staring, dumbstruck, for five seconds, Xiao Qiu snapped out of her stupor and raised her sword, stabbing it through the retching Mo Fei. Though she had no idea what happened, she thanked the heavens that they were on the holy maiden’s side.
After killing Mo Fei, she covered some of her wounds and made some more on her own body, as if she had just fought to the death with someone, before heading back to the town.
You XiaoMo had thrown up everything he had eaten that morning. He had eaten two bowls of tofu pudding that morning and the current scene really was too alike, making him sick.
Ling Xiao took him back to the inn and, rather nastily, ordered a bowl of tofu pudding for him. From then on, whenever You XiaoMo saw tofu pudding, he’d feel sick.
In a different inn, Xia Yin had just received a report of what had occurred. For Mo Xue’s death, even Xia Yin would’ve never thought that it was Ling Xiao who had done it, simply treating it as a malfunction of the magic tool. However, to make the story of the attack more realistic, she had Xiao Qiu feign her death and become a different attendant before sending someone to report back to the Guma Tribe.
Mo Ma was already tens of thousands of years old. Mo Xue and Mo Fei were his only daughters and he didn’t have any sons, so despite these two ladies not being the best of people, he truly did love the twins. If he knew that they had been killed, he’d be absolutely furious.
In the afternoon, You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao prepared to enter Dong Yu again.
This time, they carefully covered their tracks and went directly to the Black Canyon. They looked around the north side and, as expected, didn’t find their target.
With this, You XiaoMo was certain that the white tiger’s right eye was at the bottom of the canyon.
After making some preparations, the two jumped down the canyon.
The canyon was over two kilometers long and two to three hundred meters wide. Due to the intense wind and miasma that was present, as well as the violent spacial energy even further down, most people couldn’t possibly get down, so very few people knew how deep the canyon truly was.
You XiaoMo was settled on Ling Xiao’s shoulders. If it wasn’t for the fact that this place had been discovered, he actually would’ve preferred to come down after Ling Xiao was fully recovered.
A layer of flame surrounded them, and they plummeted like a shining star.
They had fallen for around three thousand meters or so before You XiaoMo realized that they were at the bottom because the spacial force had disappeared, replaced by a wide, open world with blue skies, white clouds and a pleasant breeze. Did who did this think they were born yesterday?
You XiaoMo felt that his IQ had been seriously underestimated.
“As expected, someone is down here. And they’ve created such a massive illusion array to welcome us, too,” Ling Xiao exclaimed.
You XiaoMo said in frustration, “Exactly! Do they think we’re brainless? I can’t believe they thought we wouldn’t realize, how stupid.”
“You are. I’m not.”