Jiang Feng could never have anticipated that Qiu Si would be within Wuzhuang Taoist Temple.
And he never would have thought that the old man sitting opposite Qiu Si was the Chief Taoist Zhenyuanzi.
Zhenyuanzi was a Divine Level NPC. Why would he be having such a good time with Qiu Si?
He could not figure out their relationship, hence he shifted his attention to the Ginseng Fruit Tree that was right on top of them now.
Ginseng Fruit: Divine Level Medicinal Herb
Upon consumption, increases all stats by 50%.
Consume prerequisite: Divine race
All stats increased by 50% was the same as all stats being increased by 0.5 times. The higher the stats were at the time of consumption, the better the effects were. Unfortunately, it could only be eaten by the players from the Divine faction. He could not use it even if he had them.
"Master, we have brought the winners here!" Mingyue and Qingyun approached them and said to Zhenyuanzi respectfully.
"Alright, I know. Now, leave us be."
Zhenyuanzi turned and waved his hand at Mingyue and Qingyun in a sage-like manner.
At this time, Qiu Si looked at them. When he saw Ling Feiyu, he was initially excited. However, he immediately frowned and there was regret in his eyes.
Hm? Something is wrong!
Jiang Feng, who was observing Qiu Si all the while, saw the change of expression on his face, and he frowned as well.
"All five of you, congratulations on winning in the banquet! Please, follow me!"
Zhenyuanzi said and waved his hand, and indeed, a cave opened up from the Ginseng Fruit Trees huge trunk.
Xiao Batian, Ba Tianxiao, and Luo Wushuang swiftly approached it in an excited manner.
Ling Feiyu and he exchanged a glance and moved slowly.
"The Sap of the Ginseng Fruit Tree is within the tree trunk. Follow the path in the tree trunk and you will see a pool. Remember, each of you can only drink it once. Now, please!" Zhenyuanzi said and gave them all a kind smile.
Xiao Batian, Ba Tianxiao, and Luo Wushuang could not wait for it and quickly entered the hole in the tree. Jiang Feng and Ling Feiyu hesitated before entering.
The moment they went in, the strong scent of blood invaded their nostrils and the entrance into the tree trunk was closed up.
The inside was not dark at all. Instead, it was radiating a faint, red light.
There was a flight of stairs that was woven from tree roots heading downward in front of them.
"Somethings wrong!" Ling Feiyu said with a grimace.
Jiang Feng agreed with a frown and said, "I agree, something is not right here!"
"Theres nothing wrong here. This is just a game," Ba Tianxiao looked at Jiang Feng with a sneer, then ran down the stairs made of tree roots.
Xiao Batian and Luo Wushuang followed him tightly.
Jiang Feng mocked the three of them who had rushed down and then put his ears at the already closed entrance of the tree.
Ling Feiyu did not leave and mirrored what he did as she approached the closed entrance.
"Haha! Master Zhenyuan! With the Ginseng Fruit getting enough nutrients, my power would greatly increase again."
"Yes, your plan was excellent. If not, the Ginseng Fruit Tree would not be able to gain so much nutrients. Worry not, as the Inheritor of the Divines, I would train you to the best of my ability."
"You praise me too much, Master Zhenyuan. If it isnt because of the effects of your Saintly Artifact, the Earth Book, this would have already been exposed."
"Just as I thought! Looks like the so-called reward, the tree sap of the Ginseng Fruit Tree was just a trap plotted by the Divines Inheritor and the Divine-Level NPC! There is no tree sap of the Ginseng Fruit Tree, and there is no reward at all!" Jiang Feng became extremely serious.
He had never thought of the possibility that a player and NPC could co-design a quest.
Logically speaking, this should be a unique selling point for this game. But he could not accept that they would co-design this kind of quest! He was extremely angered!
Ling Feiyu was similarly angered, and she became extremely cold.
At this time, a painful scream came from under the tree trunk.
When Jiang Feng and Ling Feiyu heard the scream, both of them ran down following the stairs woven from tree roots.
The further they went, the heavier the scent of blood was.
When they had reached the bottom, their face instantly turned pale.
There was a giant blood pool in front of them, and within the blood pool were pieces of corpses, and the entire place was surrounded by white bones.
What made the two become even more infuriated was that there were twelve children around the blood pool, and ten roots were injected into the heads of each of the twelve children.
The twelve children had already killed Xiao Batian and the others, and they were gnawing on their corpses, using their flesh as nutrients.
When their corpses had been completely picked clean, their bones turned white and slowly disappeared.
At this time, a book appeared in the middle of the blood pool, and a bolt of light shot at the three disappearing rays of light.
His guess was that the books ability was to conceal the players memories of how they died.
The twelve babies all started crying as tears flowed out after they had eaten all the flesh and blood.
"Mommy I want my mommy"
Their voices were filled with sorrow and bitterness, as well as hatred and violence.
At this time, they saw Jiang Feng and Ling Yufei. The twelve babies became violent even though they were crying. "If we eat you, we can then see mommy again Eat Eat Eat"
Looking at the bones scattered on the ground, the thick blood in the blood pool, and the twelve babies that were pouncing toward him, Jiang Feng tightened his fist despite his trembling body. He roared, "Using babies to support the growth of the Ginseng Fruit Tree?! And then using human flesh to feed them?! Zhenyuanzi, you monster!"
"Jingu Staff, grow! I will uproot this tree that feeds on bones!"
He took out the Jingu Staff and it grew endlessly. It quickly grew to the ceiling of the tree trunk, but it did not stop growing, and it continued to expand upward.
"You are the Inheritor of Shifters!" Ling Feiyu said as she looked at the Jingu Staff. She had her suspicion.
"If you dont want to die, scram!"
Jiang Feng removed his mask and said to Ling Feiyu coldly.
She saw Jiang Fengs handsome face that had trails of blood coming from his eyes, and his eyes were blood-red.
Seeing Jiang Fengs form, Ling Feiyu remembered the bloodied man that fought to protect the Ancient City during the siege. Something stirred within her heart, stabbing at her heart.
"I am not afraid to die. If we die, we will die together. Let us fight together!" Ling Feiyu said with authority as she took out the Jewel of the Snow Soul. "If you were daring enough to make Heaven turn for you, why can I not let the same Heaven tilt for me?"
Ling Feiyus words stunned Jiang Feng. He did not think that there would be another woman that was as assertive as him!
At this time, the Jingu Staff broke through the tree trunk and a hole appeared.
"Will you fight together with me to leave this place?" Jiang Feng asked Ling Feiyu.
"I will!" Ling Feiyu
"Even if there is no turning back?" Jiang Feng asked.
"Then I will not turn back!" Ling Feiyu answered.
"Haha! Then let us kill them all!"
Jiang Feng let out a mad laugh as he summoned the Monster Cloud and brought both of them toward the hole.
Once they were out of the hole, he quickly took out the Divine Level Harvest Scroll and immediately used it.
Ding. System Prompt: Harvest successful. Harvest proficiency +100,000.
Ding. System Prompt: Harvest successful. Harvest proficiency +100,000.
After they burst through the hole, they appeared behind the Ginseng Fruit Tree.
Looking at the Ginseng Fruit Tree, he did not destroy it immediately. He harvested the Ginseng Fruits for Uncle Hua to research on making pills to remove the Infernal Miasma.
"You thief! How dare you steal my Ginseng Fruits! Die!"
When he was harvesting the fifth Ginseng Fruit, Zhenyuanzi and Qiu Si who were at the front flew over when they heard the commotion.
"The Monster Cloud is yours to command temporarily. Interrupt Qiu Si, I will go destroy the Ginseng Fruit Tree!"
With that, Jiang Feng dispelled his Polymorph that was only going to last a few more minutes anyway, and returned to the form of a dragon.
With the Jingu Staff in hand, he enlarged it and slammed it toward the Ginseng Fruit Tree.
"How dare you, thief?!"
Zhenyuanzi appeared right next to Jiang Feng in the blink of an eye and thrust his palm toward his head.