Chapter 201: Taking Precautions
At this point, the disciple’s expression became depressed. If he hadn’t been a burden, his two senior brothers probably wouldn’t have died saving him. He blamed himself very much. For the past few days, he had not been able to sleep at night. He was extremely exhausted.
After hearing his explanation, everyone present fell silent.
“It’s finally going to happen?” Qi Wuhui said solemnly. They had already started talking about this topic a few months ago.
At that time, Ye Qiu had told them that there was a crack in the depths of the uninhabited region that connected to the other side of the strange world. The previous chaos was caused by this strange source. Because of Gongsun Li’s madness, the current Eastern Wasteland was in danger. Once the strange source completely erupted, the entire Eastern Wasteland might be devoured by it. At that time, a great purge might be imminent.
From the looks of it, the Eastern Wasteland was more like an imprisoned cage. The people inside could not escape, and the people outside could not enter.
Everyone fell silent and silently looked at Meng Tianzheng. He said, “Yesterday, I personally went to check. That void crack is indeed on the verge of collapse. The descendants and great ferocious beasts in the uninhabited region have been strangely devoured and have completely become manic. Everyone, a great calamity might be coming.”
At this point, Meng Tianzheng swept his gaze across the surrounding people. Everyone was silent and had heavy hearts. “Now, this strange chaos only happens in the uninhabited region and has yet to affect us. However, this is only temporary. Once more great ferocious beasts are devoured, the situation will go out of control and gradually spread to the entire Eastern Wasteland. At that time, it will be a destructive disaster. No one in the entire Eastern Wasteland can avoid it.”
Hearing this, Lin Qingzhu’s heart trembled as she realized the seriousness of this matter. She thought for a while. If the strange origin devoured the entire uninhabited region, the ferocious beasts inside would run out and harm the entire Eastern Wasteland. At that time, the human world would be a purgatory, a purgatory of death.
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As for them, they could not escape the danger of being attacked by ferocious beasts. Once the beast tide erupted, the entire Qin Chuan might be surrounded. At that time, the Heaven Mending Sect would also become the target of attack. As Qin Chuan’s location was closer to Guangling City, it was also easily the target of attack.
Lin Qingzhu was very flustered now. She didn’t know about the other mountains, but she knew the situation of Violet Cloud Peak very well. Now that her master was not around, there was no one guarding the place. There were only the three of them.
Once they were attacked, Violet Cloud Peak might be the first to be broken through with just the three of them.
After thinking for a while, Lin Qingzhu seemed to have made up her mind. She’ll defend to the death!.
After thinking about it, Lin Qingzhu heaved a sigh of relief. She had finally thought it through.
According to the Sect Master, there was still some time before the situation went out of control. Coincidentally, she was already at the perfected level nine of Infinite Distance, her mental state had also reached that stage.
As long as she took advantage of this period of time to enter seclusion, she would be able to break through to the Hidden Life realm. At that time, her chances of guarding it should be higher. Furthermore, she still had a trump card.
On the other hand, Liu Ruyan’s face turned pale. Heavenly Water Peak seemed to be more vulnerable compared to Violet Cloud Peak. Because Violet Cloud Peak’s geographical location was relatively high, it was easy to defend and difficult to attack. Moreover, Ye Qiu had improved the array set up by Daoist Xuantian back then. It was relatively simple to guard.
As for the Heavenly Water Peak, it might be more difficult. It was impossible to guard it with just a few elders and a group of disciples without Ming Yue. Once a great ferocious beast above the Cardinal appeared, it would be a devastating blow.
Meng Tianzheng’s words made everyone quiet down.
Looking at their solemn expressions, Meng Tianzheng swept his gaze around and continued, “In order to prevent trouble from happening, from today onwards, I have decided to… activate the mountain-protecting array. All disciples are not allowed to leave the mountain unless there’s something special. Recall all the disciples who are training outside. They can’t stay outside.
“Other than this mountain-protecting array, the arrays of your various factions have to be activated to form a double layer of defense.”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone hurriedly responded.
“We will obey the Sect Master’s decree…”
After a moment of silence, Qi Wuhui said, “Senior Brother, what about the disciple recruitment ceremony next spring?”
Currently, they are waiting for this grand ceremony to replenish their factions. No one expected such a thing to suddenly happen. It really caught them off guard. Fortunately, they had discovered it early. If they had discovered it when the chaos arrived, it might have been too late to think of a countermeasure.
What the few peak masters cared about was whether the Heaven Mending Sect’s grandest disciple recruitment ceremony would be held next spring. If it couldn’t be held, then this battle on Mount Yun Ding would be in vain. They had already made a name for themselves, but they couldn’t even take in a single disciple. How could they take it?
Meng Tianzheng also pondered for a moment before saying, “Hmm… there should still be time. Let’s hold it as scheduled. Just now, I’ve already sent a few elders to investigate the situation in the uninhabited region. It’s still in a stable period.
“It just so happens that you can take this time to properly make arrangements. Whether you can protect this inheritance will depend on what you do…”
Everyone responded in unison and returned to their respective mountains with solemn expressions.
This meeting of the seven peak masters was finally over.
At this moment, Lin Qingzhu was in a daze. She only regained her senses when she returned to Violet Cloud Peak.
After hurriedly returning to Violet Cloud Peak, Lin Qingzhu entered the Qianqing Hall. Zhao Wan’er quickly brought Little Linglong in. Seeing her frown, she hurriedly asked, “Senior Sister, did something big happen?”
She had never seen Lin Qingzhu with such an expression, and Zhao Wan’er immediately had a bad thought.
Lin Qingzhu did not hide anything and explained what had happened in the Jade Pure Hall.
Zhao Wan’er’s face immediately turned pale. She knew very well what the entire Eastern Wasteland would be like once this chaos erupted.
“Senior Sister, what should we do now? Master hasn’t come out of seclusion yet. Can the three of us protect him?”
Lin Qingzhu also had a headache. She turned around to look at the ancestral tablets behind her and steeled her heart.
“Defend, we have to defend even if we can’t…” She said firmly, “No matter what, this is our home. It’s an orthodoxy that our master handed to us. No matter what, we can’t lose it. Even if we have to risk our lives, we have to protect it. We can’t lose an inch of land before our master comes out of seclusion.”
Hearing her firm words, Zhao Wan’er immediately had a backbone and said, “Alright, Senior Sister, feel free to instruct us. Linglong and I will definitely cooperate with you to protect Violet Cloud Peak…”
“Yes, yes. Senior Sister, tell me if there’s anything. Linglong will be obedient.” Little Linglong didn’t realize what had happened, but she vaguely guessed that there might be a fight. She became extremely excited. She had been holding it in for a few months and had never fought. She could not wait.
Lin Qingzhu smiled in her heart when she saw her excited expression. She had almost forgotten that Violet Cloud Peak still had a cheat-like figure. At that time, if they really couldn’t hold on, they could just start the show.
Thinking of this, she felt guilty. It was as if she was addicted to acting. They didn’t dote on this girl for nothing. If there was anything, she would really do it. But, wasn’t this a little too much?
If they acted more, Little Linglong might not believe them. Fortunately, she was still young. They could still deceive her for the time being. When she was older, she would probably not be easy to deceive.
“Hmm…” After pondering for a moment, Lin Qingzhu finally decided. “Alright, I roughly know what to do.”
Standing up, Lin Qingzhu walked to the ancestral tablets and respectfully burned three incense sticks. After paying her respects, she turned around and said, “Wan’er, let’s go… follow me to activate the mountain-protecting array.”
Zhao Wan’er knew about the mountain-protecting array, but this array would not be activated under normal circumstances. Only when the mountain range was in danger would the peak master personally activate it. No one else had the right or would activate it.
As the successor of the peak, Lin Qingzhu had the qualifications. Moreover, Ye Qiu had already taught her how to activate it.
The three of them left the Qianqing Hall and arrived at a stone tablet at the peak.
Lin Qingzhu walked over with a solemn expression. She slowly took out the Violet Cloud Sword and inserted it above the stone tablet. All the spiritual energy in her body was instantly pushed forward, and a powerful force was injected into the stone tablet.
“Wow…” A purple light soared into the sky, incomparably dazzling. Little Linglong’s eyes lit up as she couldn’t help but shout. “So beautiful…”
As a powerful force spread out, a purple barrier covered the entire Violet Cloud Peak. The light screen descended, and the mountain-protecting array was officially activated. The terrifying sword intent circling in the sky swept up dark clouds. The entire Heaven Mending Sect was shocked by this sudden change.
They all sighed.
“Is this Violet Cloud Peak’s mountain-protecting array? It’s indeed terrifying…”
“That array formation actually contains Martial Uncle Ye’s sword intent. Even a Cardinal-level ferocious beast would find it difficult to break through such a terrifying sword force, right?”
Everyone was envious after witnessing such astonishing sword intent. If they also had such a mountain-protecting array, the subsequent defense would be much simpler. Unfortunately, they didn’t.
As Meng Tianzheng’s decree descended, the disciples of the various factions began to get busy, preparing for the upcoming tough battle. No one knew what they would discover in the future. They could only be as prepared as possible. Only then could they survive.
On Violet Cloud Peak, after Lin Qingzhu inserted the Violet Cloud Sword into the stone tablet, she looked up at the raging sword intent in the sky and was very surprised.
“I didn’t expect my Violet Cloud Peak’s mountain-protecting array to be so terrifying. Looks like the trump card Master left behind is useless.” She thought excitedly. However, in order to prevent trouble from happening, she decided to enter seclusion for a period of time and break through to the Hidden Life realm.
Otherwise, it would be troublesome if the strange origin attacked.