Chapter 399: The Old Tree Spirit’s Lair
After a while, the old tree spirit slowly walked away and disappeared into the fog.
Audrey and the others then went forward to check the place where the old tree spirit had just stayed. It was indeed a pile of bones. It was a shocking sight. Audrey could not help but frown.
Now, there were bones everywhere. The old tree spirit’s next target would probably be them.
This was the old tree spirit’s territory. The few of them did not know what kind of danger they would be in. Those vines were also dangerous existences.
“What should we do? Why don’t we just run away?” Klein asked.
“We shouldn’t be able to escape. We don’t know where we’ve been taken to, nor do we know where we should go. Besides, we can’t tolerate it harming humans like this anymore,” Audrey thought for a moment and said sternly.
Morris had the same thought as well. He immediately nodded and said, “Usually, such old tree spirits have their own nest. We’ll find their nest and destroy it.”
Audrey narrowed her eyes and immediately summoned the Fire Phoenix.
The forest was complicated and difficult to walk in. It was inconvenient for the Fire Phoenix to follow them, so Audrey let it follow them alone. However, it was time to send it out.
“Go and check where the old tree spirit’s nest is,” Audrey instructed.
The Fire Phoenix nodded and quickly flew away.
“Then what should we do?” Kate asked immediately.
“Wait here,” Audrey answered calmly. They were not familiar with this place. In addition, it was foggy at night. It might be very dangerous to wander around here.
In that case, it would be better to wait for the Fire Phoenix to finish investigating the situation before making any plans.
Audrey simply sat down on the spot and rested while waiting to replenish her strength.
Fortunately, the Fire Phoenix was very fast. It flew back before dawn.
“How was the investigation?” A look of joy and anxiety flashed across Audrey’s eyes as she immediately asked.
The Fire Phoenix circled Audrey twice before stopping beside her. “I’ve found its location. I can bring you there.”
Hearing this, Audrey and the others were delighted. They looked at the Fire Phoenix with a hint of excitement in their eyes.
“Let’s go now,” said Klein impatiently.
There were corpses everywhere, and the aura was really strange. After staying here for a long time, it was inevitable that he would feel a little cold. He also wanted to leave this place as soon as possible.
Audrey thought for a moment and also felt that it was time to look for the old tree spirit, so she nodded and agreed.
The Fire Phoenix took the initiative to descend and let the few of them ride on its body. Then, it rose into the air and flew directly above the forest, searching for the old tree spirit’s location.
A moment later, the Fire Phoenix slowed down and slowly descended a little, so that Audrey and the others could see the situation below clearly.
There were still many skeletons below them, but underneath those skeletons were layers of intersecting vines. The skeletons were like fertilizer for the vines.
The few of them immediately understood that they had been brought in by these vines. Therefore, even if the vines did not react, they could not let their guard down.
“Why don’t we see the old tree spirit?” After observing for a while, Kate asked in puzzlement.
Audrey was also puzzled when she saw the old tree spirit walk out from a tree hole. From the looks of it, it seemed like it was going to leave. Audrey guessed that the old tree spirit was probably going to devour the bones again.
However, if she did not finish it off now, she would not have had a better chance.
Audrey’s eyes turned cold as she jumped off the Fire Phoenix and landed in front of the old tree spirit. She waved her sword and blocked its path.
The old tree spirit was stunned when he saw Audrey. He did not expect that there would be a living person like Audrey in his territory.
“Who are you?” The old tree spirit subconsciously took a few steps back and asked vigilantly.
Audrey snorted coldly. Before she could answer, Morris and the others had landed beside Audrey. They stared at the old tree spirit with sharp eyes and said, “You old tree spirit, you’re harming the innocent.”
When the old tree spirit saw so many people, he was immediately frightened. He lowered his head and said something. The vines under Audrey and the others’ feet suddenly began to twitch, shaking them off.
Audrey and Morris could barely stabilize their bodies. They found a place to stand properly. Klein and Kate’s reaction speed was not that fast, but fortunately, they had the Fire Phoenix. They caught the two of them in an instant.
“Good job,” Klein patted the Fire Phoenix’s body and said happily.
The Fire Phoenix seemed to disdain such praise. She found a safe place and took the two of them down.
The vines controlled by the old tree spirit had already begun attacking Audrey and the others. The Fire Phoenix stepped forward and spat out a few fireballs, landing on the vines.
Some of the burned vines retreated, while some attacked even more fiercely.
“Rapid-fire pearls!” Seeing that the vines were afraid of fire, Audrey threw out a few fire pearls, burning many of the vines to ashes.
Seeing this, the old tree spirit was also very surprised and a little afraid.
As an old tree spirit, the fire was what it feared the most. If it encountered strong fire, it would probably be burned to ashes in an instant.
“An old tree, instead of being a good tree, you must be a cruel murderer!” Morris ridiculed mercilessly. He raised his long sword and charged forward.
The old tree spirit wanted to run, but he still could not dodge Morris’ attack. A piece of tree bark fell off his body.
Only then did the old tree spirit stop. Many vines suddenly grew out of his body and whipped at Morris.