724 Returning to the Sorcerer Goddess Tower
Seeing the crowd chasing after Zhu Xing, Lin Huang, who stayed in his original position, summoned Thunder. As he rode on Thunder's back, he extended his finger, pointing in another direction. "Let's head back to the Sorcerer Goddess Tower!"
Thunder fluttered its wings and flew off into the sky. They headed towards the tribal members' foothold where Bai Gu was previously.
After flying for a short while, a black shadow gradually emerged from the snowy land. Unexpectedly, it was the position where Zhu Xing had been sent back just now.
Soon, the black shadow transformed into a human form. Although his features could not be seen clearly, he looked remarkably like Zhu Xing.
"The fella runs away so quickly," the black shadow mumbled. If Wu Mo had not been asleep, she would have figured out that it was Zhu Xing's voice.
"I won't let you go next time!"
Witnessing Thunder disappear within seconds, the black shadow did not chase after it. Instead, he muttered to himself. Soon after, his body faded away just like the snow that quickly melted as the sunlight shone on it.
Lin Huang did not notice what had just happened at the snowy land. Of course, he would not mind even if he saw that. At Thunder's flying speed, even an immortal-level human would not be able to catch up with it.
Since Lin Huang was riding on Thunder, they flew for more than half an hour. Eventually, they arrived at the foothold where Bai Gu and the rest were, and Lin Huang recalled Thunder.
The second they stepped into the foothold, a lady's voice was heard. "Lin Xie, you're back!"
As the voice was heard, a pink shadow appeared in front of Lin Huang in a flash. Indeed, she was Duo Er.
"Lin Xie, did you just get out of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine?" Duo Er's doll-like body floated mid-air, and she asked curiously.
"How did you know that I went to the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine?" Lin Huang frowned.
"The tribe leader told me." Duo Er was proud of herself. "I was sent back to the foothold by the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine a few days ago. I didn't see you since then, so I thought that you were practicing in the Sorcerer Goddess Tower. The tribe leader told me that you left the Sorcerer Goddess Tower three days after we went to the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine and that you went to the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine alone."
"Yes, you're right. After the training, I heard that the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine was open and I immediately rushed over." When he heard what Duo Er said, Lin Huang knew that Bai Gu had not told them that he had obtained the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine's key. He wove a lie according to Bai Gu's story.
"Today is the last day of the opening of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine. I reckon that you managed to get through many of the challenges?" Duo Er asked.
"No, I was stuck at the seventh shrine, and I didn't manage to get through that even after the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine was closed," Lin Huang lied. Since he owned part of the authority of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine, he knew the structure of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine and the contents of the assessment pretty well.
"You did a great job. I was disqualified in the third shrine." Duo Er was upset.
While the both of them were chatting, a familiar voice was heard again. "Duo Er, don't block his way. Please come in." It was the tribe leader, Bai Gu.
Zhu Er stuck her tongue out at him before moving aside.
Lin Huang lifted his head and looked towards Bai Gu. He then greeted, "Hi, Sir."
"Are you free to talk?" Bai Gu was holding his walking stick, the tip of which, pointed at the ground. His eyes were hollow as he looked towards Lin Huang.
"Sure," Lin Huang answered. He touched Duo Er's head affectionately and walked towards Bai Gu. Duo Er did not follow him. As the two of them disappeared, she left, heading towards another direction.
Bai Gu led Lin Huang back to the Sorcerer Goddess Tower.
The gigantic face was surprised when he saw Lin Huang. "Kid, you're back."
"Am I not welcomed?" Lin Huang smiled.
"You're always welcome," the face answered with a smile as well.
After chatting for a while, Lin Huang and Bai Gu entered the first level of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine. It was the first time that he was brought into that room.
"Take a seat." Bai Gu then sat down on the futon opposite him with his legs crossed and Lin Huang followed suit.
"Have you met the Sorcerer Goddess? Is she fine?" Bai Gu asked a question that was utterly unrelated to the result of the assessment.
Lin Huang remained silent for a while and answered, "Yes, she's fine with the remaining consciousness she has."
"That's good." Bai Gu nodded. After a moment of silence, he asked, "Have you obtained the inheritance? To be honest, I didn't want to ask this, but I have to know."
"Do you want me to tell you the truth or lie to you?" Lin Huang asked with a wry smile.
"Lie to me."
"A person named Zhu Xing has gotten the inheritance. A Virtual God has occupied his body called Wu Zhi," Lin Huang replied.
"I understand." Bai Gu nodded his head. He slowly got up, picking up his walking stick. "There's not much time left for you to stay here in the floating land. Make good use of the remaining time. I don't want to disturb you anymore."
"Aren't you interested in knowing the truth?" Lin Huang asked.
"No, I already know the answer." As Bai Gu got up, he pushed the door and walked out of the Sorcerer Goddess Tower without turning his head back.
Seeing that Bai Gu had left, Lin Huang then appeared on the ninth level of the Sorcerer Goddess Tower. One would not have to go through the levels that one had passed through in the Sorcerer Goddess Tower for the second time. Instead, he could be transported in an instant.
On level nine, Lin Huang sat down and started practicing his Army Attack Tactics.
He realized that when he was on the ninth level of the Sorcerer Goddess Tower, the speed of practicing his Army Attack Tactics was more than 20 times faster. He managed to collect more than 80,000 skill pieces in an hour. It was a heaven for practicing his Army Attack Tactics. Since the spirit energy was 500 times more concentrated, he wished that he could complete practicing level-10 of his Army Attack Tactics.
As he sat down, the Army Attack Tactics started circulating in Lin Huang's body, and skill pieces were gathered just as he expected.
Soon, Lin Huang was immersed in the state of practicing.
Three days soon passed. In the snowy land that was thousands of kilometers away from the foothold of the tribal members, a plump man was surrounded by 20 people. To be more precise, there were six humans whereas the rest of them were tribal members in their puppet forms.
"Zhu Xing, let go of the Sorcerer Goddess's inheritance. You can't take it all on your own," one of the tribal members said.
"Zhu Xing, we do agree that you're strong. However, none of us are weak either. It might be difficult for us to steal something away from you if it were a one-on-one battle. However, there are 20 of us here. Don't attempt to fight back, which will be an effort in vain. Also, we've locked the entire dimension down. You won't be able to run away this time."
"I've said countless times that I don't have the inheritance with me. The person who obtained the inheritance set me back," Zhu Xing insisted helplessly.
"Since you've been fooled, tell us who the person is. We can talk to him face to face," someone suggested.
"I've no idea who has it." Zhu Xing was reluctant to tell that Lin Huang was the one.
"We'll just kill you so that the inheritance will be freed from your dead body!"