Chapter 435: Hidden Undercurrents

“Everyone, since that was my suggestion, I will give it a shot as well.” The elder said as he channelled his spirit qi and charged towards the entrance.

However, upon making contact with it, his spirit qi seemed to be absorbed by the entrance, with no explosion or noise. A smug smile formed on the elder’'s face as he thought that he had succeeded. However, his smile soon vanished.

 “Why isn’t it open?”

Seemingly replying to the elder’s question, a loud roar emanated from the entrance. A spirit qi wave sent everyone flying away.

It was lucky that Pei Qingfeng was standing at the perimeter of the ruins as he managed to avoid the wave of spirit qi. 

“A bunch of fools!” Lu Wenshu cried out as the wave of spirit qi subsided. 

“Senior brother, are you feeling better now?” Hua Sen asked Lu Wenshu as he helped him to his feet.  

Lu Wenshu merely nodded his head and said, “They’re causing so much noise that even a dead man would sit up from his grave! It’s already been so long, yet no one has managed to open the entrance?”

His junior brother looked at him helplessly. The disciples in his sect were skilled, but the people from other factions were too weak to figure out the secret of the ruins. They could only wait patiently for help to arrive.

“Don’t worry! Senior Brother, you should take this time to regain your strength. Even though they aren’t strong enough, they can be of some use to us!” Hua Sen said in an attempt to placate the displeased looking Lu Wenshu.

Lu Wenshu glanced at Hua Sen and said, “What you’ve said makes sense, but we can’t let them continue to waste their strength. Even if they were to continue trying till night fell, they wouldn’t be able to open the ruins!” Lu Wenshu dusted his sleeves as he got ready to make a move. However, Hua Sen stopped him.

"Senior brother, you should wait a moment. All of them still think that they will be able to open the ruins with their strength. Moreover, you should regulate the spirit qi in your body before trying anything else.”

Hua Sen firmly stood in front of Lu Wenshu, with no intention of backing down. Lu Wenshu had no choice but to compromise. After all, the precious treasure wouldn’t run away and it didn’t hurt to wait a little more.

Lu Wenshu listened to Hua Sen's advice and waited quietly. As soon as he turned his back, Hua Sen’s expression changed. The look of sincerity disappeared and he turned his gaze to Bai Luochu. She isn’t as simple as she looks, perhaps she will be the one to open the entrance to the ruins. If she opens the entrance, Senior Brother will be able to save some energy… That can be considered repaying Senior Brother’s favor... 

Bai Luochu felt that someone was staring at her from behind and whipped her head around. Too bad Hua Sen’s reaction was quick as he spun around to avoid Bai Luochu’s gaze.

Since Bai Luochu had never seen Hua Sen before, she failed to identify him as the person staring at her. She gave up and turned her gaze back to the ruins.

“Are you trying to say something?” A confused Junior Brother asked as he saw Hua Sen’s mouth hanging open before him.

Hua Sen looked around and heaved a sigh of relief. He said, “It’s nothing. She isn’t someone we can mess with. She is extremely alert and we should be careful around her.”

“Just how long will these damn people take to open the entrance?” Pei Qingfeng was starting to get annoyed. He was getting restless as all the disciples from the other factions were trying their best to break the entrance. Also, he didn’t want to let Bai Luochu wait.

“No need to worry, we’ll let them tire themselves out before making a move.” Pei Rumo comforted his second brother as though he didn’t care whether or not they would be able to open the ruins.

Bai Luochu placed all her attention on the ruins and after her thorough analysis, she realized that there were several intricate patterns and designs on the surface of the entrance.

As everyone started to get impatient, they gathered their spirit qi for a final strike. Too bad for them, their attack rebounded and they were sent flying again. Some of them were unable to withstand the backlash and vomited a mouthful of blood.

If Pei Qingfeng had not embraced Bai Luochu in his arms and shielded her from the backlash of the spirit qi, she would have suffered a serious injury as they were standing in the radius of the blast.

“Luoluo are you alright?” Pei Qingfeng asked Bai Luochu, with no regard for his own well-being.

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