Gu Xijiu did not want to teleport again because it was a waste of energy and she was afraid if she may appear among monsters once more.
As she finally found a place for her to breathe, she did not want to move yet.
Therefore, she would have to fight so that she could stay.
And she could not fight harshly, nor cause any bleeding because the smell of blood would attract lots of ferocious beasts and she might not be able to cope.
After the last loss Gu Xijiu suffered, she had learned.
Therefore, she tried to use poison instead. She launched herself to avoid the strange bird's attack from the front and sprinkled the poisonous powder into the mouth opening of the strange furious bird.
The poisonous powder was very toxic that the strange bird staggered in the middle of the air for awhile, before crashing into the trees and die.
Her movements looked simple, but it was challenging to do as she had to be very precise in utilizing time when she accurately sprinkled it.
Otherwise, she would not have been able to poison the strange bird and would have been caught and clawed to death.
After Gu Xijiu killed the strange bird, she took a breath and leaned back against the tree to rest.
She remembered that if she went to the west, she would go deeper into the forest and towards the fourth peak; and the east was the only shortcut to escape the woods but the question was, where was the east?
She subconsciously rummaged her storage bag, searching for her compass but her finger touched something sharp, cold and hard.
When she took out the object out to take a look, it was unexpectedly a bird, an iron bird!
The iron bird was about the size of a sparrow, colorful and looked nice. It had a pair of green eyes and unbelievable eyelids, flickering like it was blinking its eyes.
Gu Xijiu was somewhat stupefied while holding the bird.
It looked nice, but it seemed to be some strange toy. Besides, Gu Xijiu could not remember if she had put this bird into her storage bag!
How did the iron bird get into her bag?
Could it have been put in by Di Fuyi?
She lowered her head to look at the bird again. It was very arrogant as it did not glance straight but sideways.
Gu Xijiu tossed the bird around, wanting to find out if it had a secret mechanism or even an instruction which would pop out.
But other than the bird's eyes which were unique, there was nothing else.
Suddenly, Gu Xijiu focused on the bird's eyes!
Though the bird's eyes were moving along with her, it always looked in only one direction!
Could it be a type of compass?
Gu Xijiu tested a few times and finally was assured that it was indeed a compass! Its eyes were looking at a fixed location. Unexpectedly, her compass was not working here, but the eyes of the bird were.
The question was which direction its eyes were looking?
Gu Xijiu studied the bird again.
As she was proficient in the secret mechanism, she found out its trick after a while. Then she flicked its mouth part.
That bird opened its mouth and sang, "Phoenix Nirvana, is where I want to go."
The place where the Phoenix resurrects was fire, and as the south represented fire, the sentence meant the iron bird was looking towards the south? Yes, that should be it!
Meanwhile, she seemed to have felt some danger as she suddenly turned back and saw a bloody-red strip was rolling towards her!
Before she could able to think carefully, she had flipped her sword and swung through the bloody-red strip while the sword was radiating a vague green light!
With a slashing sound, the blood sprinkled like rain.
"Skreek..." An odd sound came from afar, and it was ear piercing and shocking. At the same time, the bloody-red strip quickly retreated.
Gu Xijiu took a glance at where the strip had retreated to and found out that there was a monster which looked like a pangolin somewhere three feet away. It had protective scales on its body, four iron-like claws, the body size of about five meters long and a long tongue which was bloody when it was rolling back.