“You’re saying that the door is made out of Mystical Frost Iron?” Pei Qingfeng stammered as he blurted out his question to Bai Luochu.
Bai Luochu nodded her head in agreement and sighed as she looked at the door, “That’s right, the material takes tens of thousands of years to form deep underground and yet the person who created this damn door was crazy and wealthy enough to make it entirely out of Mystical Frost Iron!”
Pei Qingfeng thought that the explanation couldn't be that simple and furrowed his brows as he said, “But even if the door was made out of Mystical Frost Iron, it doesn’t explain why it could withstand all the spirit qi attacks!”
“Of course the material had a part to play, however, the crafting process is just as important. The story is a gruesome and bloody one… are you sure you want to hear it?” Bai Luochu asked. Her eyes glistened with excitement as she was eager to see the frightened expressions on the faces of the men from other factions.
Initially, Pei Qingfeng was unwilling to listen to the story. However, when he saw the excited expression on her face, he didn’t wish to disappoint her. He knew that she was dying to tell her story and he decided to give her a slight nod.
“Human sacrifice.” Bai Luochu said matter of factly and her words lingered in the air like a toxic fog.
Pei Qingfeng felt a cold shiver down his spine as he heard those words. After a short while, he composed himself and asked, “What do you mean by human sacrifice?” His throat had turned dry from fear and shock.
“It’s an ancient method. Legend has it that if a person were to willingly jump into the vat of molten iron just as before it is cast, the iron would be infused with the soul of the human sacrifice. This would make the iron as strong as the will of the person who sacrificed himself.” Bai Luochu explained as she continued to mess with the door. Although Pei Qingfeng had used his purifying magic to cleanse the door, there were still parts of it that had rusted beyond repair. Bai Luochu was trying her best to make out the pattern on the door.
“Won’t the blacksmith face a huge backlash for killing someone to smelt iron?” Pei Qingfeng asked as he tried to keep the fear from showing in his voice.
“That I do not know. However, I am extremely sure that this method of casting iron is no longer in practice. The person who created this method was burned at the stake as punishment for his sins. We can only learn about this practice by reading the ancient texts.” Bai Luochu said.
Pei Qingfeng let out a sigh of relief and said, “Luckily this method is not in practice anymore. If not, many more innocent lives would have to be taken.”
“You’re not as heartless as i thought…”
“If this door is really made with the forbidden ancient method, how strong must we be to break into the ruins?!” If he can obtain so much Mystical Frosted Iron, his status in the continent cannot be low. WIth his ability, he should easily be able to break through the door with his spirit qi. Why would he stoop so low as to do something like this?!
“If someone is willing to risk his life and reputation to craft this door, there are definitely precious items inside worth protecting...” Bai Luochu quickly reassured Pei Qingfeng.
Am I standing too close to the door? Maybe I need to stand further away to see the pattern on the door. Bai Luochu thought to herself.
When someone saw her taking a step back, they quickly assumed that she was giving up. He started to mock her, “To think that we initially thought that you were some all powerful being! Hahaha! As it turns out, you’re just a fool!”
The person seemed to possess a high status in his faction as many people started to agree with him.
Instead of lashing out at them, Pei Qingfeng fixed his gaze on Bai Luochu as he thought to himself, Laugh while you still can. Once we enter the ruins, a retard like you will probably be the first to die.
Bai Luochu ignored the fact that Pei Qingfeng was slowly getting more and more worked up as she focused on deciphering the pattern on the door. Taking a step back allowed her to gain a fresh perspective and she finally saw the pattern on the entrance. “Don’t you think the pattern looks like a dragon?” Bai Luochu asked.
Pei Qingfeng looked up and analyzed the pattern to see if Bai Luochu was right. It struck him in an instant.
“It really is a dragon! Is there actually someone on this continent that can carve a mythical creature on the door as a spiritual totem?!” Pei Qingfeng yelled in surprise.Previous Chapter Next Chapter