Gu Xijiu rechecked the place. She suspected that the people living in the Tianju Association had shifted away less than two months ago as the wizardry barrier outside the association still existed.
Gu Xijiu analyzed it with Di Fuyi. "Everything in the treasure room is still there. There was also no sign that the daily supplies were missing. It seems like the people living in the association had suddenly disappeared against their will. However, I went to check the pharmacy and discovered that all the level five and above medicines were missing. The only type of medicine that was left was the basic daily ones. It seems like they only took the expensive medicines and their portable weapons along with them when they left the place. Why would they do so?"
Di Fuyi nodded in agreement. "Perhaps something horrible had happened, and they were forced to move. However, they did not know what its cause was, and so they decided to leave everything behind."
The wind blew, and it sounded like many ghosts were howling.
Gu Xijiu looked around. "We have never noticed anything horrible in the past even though we stayed here for quite a long time."
Di Fuyi sighed. "Let's go and ask the people who live nearby. We need to find them first."
Both of them flew down from the mountain and went straight to the town that was closest to the Tianju Association.
Usually, the people from the Tianju Association would come to this town to buy things. It was the town where Gu Xijiu had cleared her misunderstanding about Long Siye in the past. It was also the place where she bumped into the fake Celestial Master Zuo.
When Gu Xijiu was still living at the Tianju Association, she always came to this town together with her companions to shop. It was a very peaceful town and was rarely affected by wars. However, the town had been destroyed. The shops and houses had been ruined. There were blood stains everywhere on the walls and roads.
It was the same situation as the Tianju Association. There was no one in the town. They could only see some rats that crossed the road.
After Gu Xijiu had escaped from the Dark Forest, she heard that the war this time around was very intense. Most of the cities had been destroyed. However, this small town did not belong to any country, and so it should not have been affected by the war.
She observed the blood stains and other marks that she found and concluded that the town was destroyed a month ago. However, this place looked more tragic than the Tianju Association. At least they did not find any dead bodies while they were at the Tianju Association. However, corpses were lying all over the town.
Gu Xijiu did not care about the dirt and went over to check the wound of one of the corpses. She frowned as she realized that it was not a weapon or poison that caused the wound of the corpse. It looked like they were killed because something had bitten them.
She could not verify if there were any other wound as the corpse was severely disfigured.
Di Fuyi saw her wandering around the dead bodies. He quickly stopped her just as she was about to flip the dead body over. "It is too dangerous. Don't touch them!"
Gu Xijiu did not find anything wrong with her action. She had touched bodies that were even more damaged in her past life.
"I want to see how they died. I will only be able to tell what happened to the town after I check the cause of the townsfolks death."
Gu Xijiu knew that Di Fuyi prioritized cleanliness, so she waved at him. "Let me handle it. You can scan the area first."
"You don't need to flip the dead bodies over anymore. I know the cause of their death."
Gu Xijiu looked at him again. Di Fuyi waved his hand, and the corpse flipped automatically. He waved his sleeve again, and the back of the corpse was exposed.