256 Chapter 256: Undercurrent Surging!
Tang Li Xue did not know that somewhere inside the slum area near the stable where she was staying, the core disciples and elders of Blood Devil Sect were discussing something related to her.
"The life tablet of one of our core disciples has broken just now." The elder with a skull mask told the other elders inside the darkroom.
"Whose life tablet?" The old elder with a black mask asked.
"It is Xiangyi's life tablet." The elder with a skull mask replied.
"Sigh... Such a pity! That little lass is really talented, but she is really mischievous. She cannot even sit tight for only a single day." The old elder with a black mask shook his head and said in a mournful tone.
"Do you know who did it?" The voluptuous woman with a demon mask asked, but anyone could sense the anger and resentment contained in her voice.
"I do not know. But according to the 2nd prince's people, that little lass fought with the core disciple from Immortal Sword Sect about an hour ago. Maybe that core disciple from Immortal Sword Sect chased after her and managed to kill her in the end." The elder with a skull mask answered with a monotonous cold tone.
"Impossible! I remember that she still has some Indulgence Powder left. With that, she should be able to turn the tide of the battle and kill that core disciple of the Immortal Sword Sect easily!" The voluptuous woman with a demon mask yelled at the elder with a skull mask.
The elder with a skull mask sneered and replied with a mocking tone: "I heard that male disciple of the Immortal Sword Sect is really handsome. Maybe she let down her guard and got seduced by that handsome disciple, then got killed by him before she has a chance to use the Indulgence Powder."
The voluptuous woman with a demon mask on her face gnashed her teeth and stared angrily at the elder with a skull mask, but before they could argue further with each other, the old elder with the black mask quickly interrupted them.
"That is enough!" The old elder with the black mask's loud shout stopped the two elders from saying anything.
"It seems that the people from the Immortal Sword Sect are already aware of our presence in this Quanhai City. The reason they still have not done any move to us yet must be because they are still waiting for more reinforcement from the Immortal Sword Sect!" The old elder with the black mask told them his deduction.
".....We are running out of time." The elder with a skull mask murmured.
"Are our preparations for 'that' already completed?" The old elder with the black mask asked the voluptuous woman with a demon mask.
"Almost! I just need a few more hours to complete it. We should be able to use it in the morning. But... I do not have time to check and test it... maybe there will be some problems that will occur when we use 'that' later... Are you sure we must use it tomorrow morning?" The voluptuous woman with a demon mask answered in an unsure tone.
"We do not have any other choice! We will lose our chance if the reinforcement from the Immortal Sword Sect has already come." The elder with a skull mask said in an impatient manner.
The old elder with the black mask pondered in a few moments before said with a resolute tone: "That is right! We do not have any more time to spare. We will use that thing tomorrow morning! Then we must retreat from Quanhai City as soon as possible before the reinforcement from the Immortal Sword Sect come."
The voluptuous woman with a demon mask and the elder with a skull mask nodded in agreement.
The three of them went out from the dark secret room, and they hastily did all the things they must do.
Quanhai City's next morning was fated to not be peaceful with what these three elders from Blood Devil Sect had planned to do!
Tang Li Xue was currently still oblivious to all of that. She continued her cultivation peacefully in the empty and quiet stable until the next morning.
Little Loki yawned widely and jumped from Tang Li Xue's lap onto her embrace.
"Good morning, Little Loki!" Tang Li Xue giggled as she gently stroked Little Loki's soft black fur.
"Oh, yes... I almost forgot." Tang Li Xue murmured.
She opened Yaya's status window and tapped on the \u003c\u003cSummon\u003e\u003e button to summon out Yaya from her system's storage.
Yaya has passed her backlash period since yesterday, but she was extremely exhausted because of it, so she fell asleep all day yesterday.
"Yayaya~~!" Yaya excitedly flew toward Tang Li Xue and hugged her neck, then rained Tang Li Xue's cheek with many of her kisses.
Tang Li Xue also sent her consciousness into her Dantian. She urged the Blue Phoenix of Pride in her Dantian to wake up and came out for a moment.
Blue Phoenix of Pride flew out from Tang Li Xue's Dantian albeit unwillingly.
"Okay, Little Loki... This blue flame bird is your oldest sibling, Pride. This cute fairy is your 2nd sibling, Yaya. Yaya and Pride, this black kitty is your youngest sibling, Little Loki. Now we are a family of four! Yaay~~!" Tang Li Xue introduced them to each other while clapped her hands.
On the contrary to Tang Li Xue's expectation, the three of them were not excited at all after meeting with each other.
The three of them were staring at each other silently with solemn expressions.
The thick aura of rivalry between them was burning very fiercely as the unseen spark of lightning clashed from their glare.
"Nyaaa~~!" Little Loki was the first to meowed in bored, and it lazily jumped back into Tang Li Xue's embrace.
The Blue Phoenix of Pride flew back into Tang Li Xue's Dantian, while Yaya obediently sat on the top of Tang Li Xue's head.
Tang Li Xue activated her [Ethereal Form], and her slender figure turned invisible. She decided to leave the stable very early in the morning, so anyone could not see her stayed here.
Just like usual, when Tang Li Xue activated her [Ethereal Form], her pets like Yaya and Little Loki was also turned invisible too along with her.
Tang Li Xue did not know the exact reason, but her heart feels really restless this morning as if something bad would happen soon.
It might be because of her sharp [Extrasensory Perception] which sensed something or maybe her skills such as [Sharpen Mind], [Calculation], [Prediction], [Intelligence Enhancement] and so on predicted something vague ahead of time.
In short, Tang Li Xue really did not like this feeling, so she planned to complete her mission in this Quanhai City and went back to Myriad Foxes Academy as soon as possible.
Tang Li Xue decided to summon out her perfect copy in [Ethereal Form] too and went to the two different pharmacy stores.
With so many gold coins and some low-tier spirit stones in her current possession, Tang Li Xue easily bought every herb and ingredient she needs to concoct those pills in the list gave by those two disciples.
Moreover, Tang Li Xue could easily appraise the quality of the herbs and ingredients with her knowledge as a Beginner-rank Alchemist.
Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy went into several pharmacy stores and bought the best quality herbs and ingredients there.
It took Tang Li Xue two hours to finish her assignment even with her perfect copy's help.
'Sigh... This is those two's fault! If they had not caused any trouble at the biggest pharmacy store in Quanhai City before, I would only need to go to that store. I do not need to go to the several small pharmacy stores in the corner of Quanhai City one by one like this...' Tang Li Xue gnashed her teeth in anger.
The more she thought about it, the angrier she became.
'Fiuh... Oh, well... Thankfully, this is all over now. I only need to go back into that forest and let these two troublemaker disciples open the space gate back to Myriad Foxes Academy.' Tang Li Xue sighed in relief.
Tang Li Xue knew that these two troublemaker disciples would definitely throw a big tantrum at her if she took them out from her medium-rank space pouch now.
Who knew what kind of big trouble they would create, so she did not plan to let them out here in Quanhai City.
She would only need to let them out from her medium-rank space pouch after she went back into that unknown forest.
If they dared to make any big trouble or ruckus in that unknown forest, she would only need to make them into bait for that big bear there and forced them to open the space gate back to Myriad Foxes Academy.
Tang Li Xue turned off her [Twin Moons] divine ability and unsummoned her perfect copy.
She dashed swiftly to the thick stone wall which surrounded and protected Quanhai City from any external threat.
With her [Ethereal Form], Tang Li Xue's transparent figure easily passed through the thick stone wall.
Again, for an unknown reason, Tang Li Xue's heartfelt a lot calmer after she went out from Quanhai City.
Tang Li Xue sprinted quickly until she was a few miles away from Quanhai City before she turned off her [Ethereal Form] and created a flying disc with her [Energy Manipulation].
'Someday... I will come back again to this Quanhai City to leisurely sightseeing with Little Loki and Yaya.' Tang Li Xue smiled gently as she rode on the top of her flying disc and stared back at Quanghai City for one last time.
But Tang Li Xue's gentle smile turned into shock... when something strange happened to Quanhai City!
A massive blood-colored barrier was covering the entire Quanhai City!
"What... the hell... is that?" Tang Li Xue murmured as she widened her eyes in disbelief.
Even the lazy Little Loki raised its tiny furry head and stared at Quanghai City.
There was a glint of excitement and hunger in its third eye.
Tang Li Xue subconsciously felt that this blood-colored barrier was really bad news for all the creatures inside Quanghai City.
'What to do now? What should I do now? Should I abandon it and go back to Myriad Foxes Academy now? Or... no, no, no... There is no way I am going back there!' Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth and pondered carefully.
'That is not my problem anyway, right? For God's Sake, I am a fox from the Fox Race! Why the hell I have to help those people from the Human Race?!' Tang Li Xue thought.
'There is no guarantee they would feel glad if they knew someone from Beast Race helped them... and there is also no guarantee that I have enough strength to help them too, right?!' Tang Li Xue comforted herself as she flew away from Quanhai City.