"How about you let her go, and I'll be your hostage?"
"No way!" Mu Yun and Mu Lei quickly jumped out and tried to stop him. "No! Master, let us be his hostage!"
Tian Jiyue frowned. "Di Fuyi, don't be reckless! It is not a small matter. You can't just make your own decisions!"
Gu Canmo stepped forward. "I'm willing to sacrifice myself! But Celestial Master Zuo is certainly not allowed to do that!"
Everyone saw The Lord as their god as Di Fuyi was the one who bore all the responsibilities and calmed the citizens whenever there was chaos!
Mo Zhao hated him so badly and would probably kill Di Fuyi as soon as he surrendered! Hence, none of them agreed with his decision.
Gu Canmo quickly persuaded Di Fuyi. "Celestial Master Zuo, don't be threatened by him. He has no way of escaping now, so, he wouldn't dare to do anything to Gu Xijiu. He is just taking a risk to see whether you would compromise…"
Di Fuyi sighed. "However, I can't take the risk. I can't risk her life for this battle!"
Gu Canmo remained silent.
Di Fuyi said as he looked at Mo Zhao. "That's all I can offer you. If you turn down my offer, then we can only fight until one of us is dead…"
Mo Zhao was probably worried that Gu Xijiu would take the opportunity to distract him by struggling. Hence, he knocked her out first. At this moment, she was being held by Mo Zhao as though she was a puppet. She was unconscious even though her eyes were open.
Di Fuyi lifted his hand and spoke as he drew a spell, "If I can't save her, I'll kill her first so that you can't torture her!"
Since they had come this far, Mo Zhao could only agree to his condition, but he added two more terms. Firstly, Di Fuyi had to release all of his subordinates. Secondly, he would not release Gu Xijiu but promised that he would never hurt her. He was even willing to swear.
Di Fuyi accepted both of his requests. However, the oath he spoke would be designed by Di Fuyi. The oath was, "I'll never do anything harmful to Gu Xijiu for the rest of my life. If I do, I shall spend the rest of my life in the depths of hell for all eternity."
People in this continent were not allowed to simply make pledges as they would receive bad karma if they acted against their oaths. Mo Zhao thought for a second before he decided to make the promise as Di Fuyi had agreed with his requests.
The lamp that Di Fuyi saw was not something which belonged to this era, yet it was used in the underground palace all year round. The lamp that they were using was, in fact, an energy-saving lamp.
It felt as though they were entering a huge modern lab when they arrived in the underground palace as everything looked new and uncommon to Di Fuyi.
Mo Zhao had made Di Fuyi drink several types of poisons and also sealed more than ten acupoints on his body as a safety precaution. He had even stabbed him!
Of course, he did not want Di Fuyi to die now. Hence, the injuries were not serious. However, he had stabbed him in his lower abdomen so that he could not use his spiritual power.
As a result, Di Fuyi had been injured to the extent that he could not even walk properly.
Mo Zhao even had to assign two of his people to carry Di Fuyi down from the Fire Ship. Initially, he had told them to drag Di Fuyi down. However, Di Fuyi was obsessed with cleanliness and refused to be dragged around like dirt. In the end, he threatened them that he would jump into the lava.
Celestial Master Zuo had an extraordinary physique, and they were unable to get him to sleep even though they had stimulated his sleep acupoint. Though he had lost his spiritual power, he could still perform his Density Shift ability. The two men who were dragging him felt like they were pulling a small mountain.