Chapter 400: Arrived at the Crescent River Valley
Seeing this, Audrey quickly leaped forward and released a fierce battle spirit. She swept across the vines and neatly cut them into several pieces.
The old tree spirit seemed to have lost its limbs as it let out a painful wail.
Audrey seized the opportunity to attack. A fireball condensed in her palm and directly attacked the old tree spirit.
The old tree spirit’s body instantly burned up, constantly letting out wails. Audrey snorted coldly in her heart and looked down at it. She said coldly, “How many lives have you killed? How can you control people in their dreams?”
“Aiyo, my great-aunt, please spare me. If you continue to burn me, I’ll turn into ashes.” The old tree spirit begged for mercy, anxiously pacing around on the spot.
Audrey harrumphed coldly, a hint of coldness flashing in her eyes. She curled the corners of her lips and said, “Tell me the truth first. I might consider sparing your life.”
The old tree spirit had no choice but to sob, “I…I can’t remember clearly. As for being able to control people in their dreams, it’s because my tree sap can cause people to lose consciousness.”
Audrey frowned. She had searched for some relevant knowledge in her mind. There were indeed some tree species that emitted smells or liquids that could cause people to lose consciousness.
“From now on, you’re not allowed to hurt any human lives,” Audrey said coldly. With a wave of her hand, she extinguished the fire on the old tree spirit’s body.
At this moment, half of the old tree spirit’s body had been burned to the ground. It had lost a lot of its vitality, so how could it dare to challenge Audrey? It could only nod repeatedly. “I definitely won’t dare.”
Audrey snorted lightly and looked at the bones around her. She simply released some balls of fire and turned the bones into ashes, treating them as fertilizer for the forest.
“How do we get out of here?” Audrey then looked at the old tree spirit.
They had been brought to this forest by the old tree spirit. It was different from the path they had taken before. The path in the forest was complicated in the first place. If they were to rashly leave, they might make a mistake.
Therefore, the best way was to return to the original path. They had to rely on the old tree spirit to bring them back.
The old tree spirit hesitated, as though he did not know how to speak.
A hint of impatience flashed in Audrey’s eyes. She said bluntly, “Bring us out, or I’ll turn you into ashes.”
Upon hearing this, the old tree spirit immediately revealed a frightened expression and nodded in agreement.
“This way.” The old tree spirit looked at Audrey and the others nervously. He spoke with a trembling voice and took the initiative to lead the way.
“Audrey, do you think he’s reliable?” Beside her, Morris had already approached them at some point in time, asking with a dubious tone.
This thousand-year-old tree spirit had many tricks up his sleeves. He could not be trusted so easily.
Audrey sneered and looked at the half-bodied old tree spirit with a playful look. She said with interest, “Look at him. Does he dare to play tricks?”
Morris looked at it and could not help but twitch his lips. He sighed inwardly. It really was Audrey. That ball of fire did not show any mercy. If it had been extinguished any later, the old tree spirit would have been reduced to ashes.
“With you around, I don’t think he would dare,” Morris said with a smile.
The environment in the forest was complicated, and it was very easy to get lost. The old tree spirit led the few of them around. Klein and the others had long been confused, but Audrey had been paying attention to the direction.
Although she let the old tree spirit lead the way, she did not trust it completely.
However, along the way, there were not any problems with the old tree spirit leading the way. Only then did Audrey gradually relax.
After walking for a long time, the path in front of them became clearer and clearer. Audrey also knew that they had returned to the place where they started, so she asked the old tree spirit to stop.
“You can go back now. Don’t let me find out that you’ve done anything to harm lives again,” Audrey said coldly and turned to leave.
Behind her, the old tree spirit nodded repeatedly.
Without the old tree spirit, Audrey was walking ahead. At this moment, Klein and the others caught up with her.
“Audrey, how did you know that we should go this way?” Klein asked in puzzlement. Now that they were in the forest, he had completely lost his sense of direction.
Hearing this, Audrey chuckled and said, “This is where we rested two nights ago. Look, there’s a bonfire that has been burnt out.”
Audrey pointed casually and looked in the direction of her finger. As expected, she saw a bonfire.
Klein immediately understood and revealed a delighted smile. He could not help but admire Audrey.
As the sun rose higher, Audrey constantly determined their direction. It was not until the sun had set that they stopped and rested for the night. The next day, they continued on their journey and finally arrived at the Crescent River Valley at noon.
The Crescent River Valley was called this because the entire valley was shaped like a crescent moon. Audrey and the others had only reached the top of the valley, which was the cliff.
From this angle, they could see the shape and appearance of the entire valley clearly.
“It’s really the shape of the crescent moon,” Kate said happily, “the scenery here isn’t bad.”
Audrey nodded, a complicated look flashing through her eyes.
The scenery was not bad, but behind the beautiful scenery, there were dangers lurking everywhere.
The cliff was steep, and just going down was a troublesome matter. Fortunately, with the Fire Phoenix around, it was an extremely easy matter for them.
“Let’s go down first. There’s nothing on the cliff. Everything is in the Crescent River Valley,” Audrey said as she summoned the Fire Phoenix.
They sat on the Phoenix’s back and arrived in the Crescent River Valley in the blink of an eye.