Bai Luochu immediately withdrew her intention to continue jesting around with Pei Qingfeng and said with a serious expression, "Since that is the case, we should take a good look."
There were a total of 16 doors and there was a part of the eight divinatory trigrams on each door. However, Bai Luochu felt that something was off. There were only a total of eight divinatory trigrams… Why would there be 16 doors? How were they going to choose?
"Take a look at these doors… Given a choice, which would you pick?" Bai Luochu pointed at the doors and asked for Pei Qingfeng's opinion.
"There are eight divinatory trigrams and 16 doors. Each divinatory trigram should correspond with two doors. In my opinion, the same doors should appear beside each other. If we really want to choose, there are plenty of things related to the eight trigrams we can consider." Pei Qingfeng frowned after giving his opinion and obviously didn't know how he should choose.
Bai Luochu's expression turned even more serious after hearing his opinion. She actually had her own method, but she didn't wish to expose it in front of others. Hence, she was seeing if there were any other methods. But from the looks of it, there were probably no other methods apart from the one she knew.
"There should be an array core in the eight trigrams. Now that we can’t find the array core, we can’t do anything... Take a look at the arrangement of the eight trigrams, there are no patterns to follow and it’s impossible to use knowledge about the eight trigrams to solve it." Before Bai Luochu could say anything, Pei Qingfeng made his stance clear.
Bai Luochu's face didn't change as she understood Pei Qingfeng's point of view. When she heard the sounds of battle getting closer, she no longer tried to hide her secret. “I might have a method.”
There was indeed a method for them to proceed. It was for her to act as the core of the array so that she would be able to check all the paths at the same time.
Bai Luochu looked around and focused on the center of the room. Making her way there, her hand formed seals as she started to check the paths before her.
Pei Qingfeng had never seen such a method before and was stunned for a moment. He stared at her as she did her thing, and noticed that there wasn’t any spirit qi leaking out of her body when she used her technique. Pei Qingfeng felt that something was strange as all techniques involved the use of spirit qi, just like when he used the cleansing technique on her at the entrance of the ruins. Looking more intently, Pei Qingfeng finally realized that extremely profound spiritual energy was pouring out of her body when she formed her seals…
Pei Qingfeng finally understood that Bai Luochu was using a method that didn't exist in this world. Pei Qingfeng's curiosity towards Bai Luochu was getting stronger. She was merely an orphan daughter in the general's residence. Even if she had better knowledge than most people, why would she know of such a strange and unique method of using her spiritual energy? Moreover, she became a cultivation freak despite being unable previously?! Was there a mysterious expert teaching her in the shadows?
Bai Luochu who was currently scouting ahead didn't know that Pei Qingfeng’s imaginations were running wild. In his eyes, she was learning how to cultivate from some old man with a bearded face. Soon enough, he snapped out of it as Bai Luochu turned to look at him with a deathly pale face.
Pei Qingfeng thought that Bai Luochu suffered some sort of backlash and he quickly went over to ask with concern, "What happened? Are you injured?"
Bai Luochu shook her head but an unpleasant expression hung on her face. “Every single one of these paths are filled with traps. There’s something blocking me from seeing further and I have no idea which is the right path.”
"This is impossible. There are a total of 16 doors and they hinted at the eight trigrams. At least half of them should be doors of life. How can there not be a single correct path?" Pei Qingfeng was shocked at her discovery. It seemed as though the person who designed this place didn’t want anyone to return alive...
"Pei Qingfeng, we are now locusts on the same rope. Why will I come up with a lie at this point in time?! There is no correct way and the only difference is the time we die. The owner of the ruins probably wanted all the invaders to be buried here!”
"Then what should we do? Are we going to go back?"
"If the ruins wanted to swallow all of us, the entrance would have shut itself once everyone entered. There has to be something here! I’m not going back… however, if you were to stay with me..." Bai Luochu stated.
Pei Qingfeng shook his head after hearing how polite Bai Luochu was acting. "There’s nothing to worry about. I am willing to live and die together with you. Now that I think about it, it is actually a good thing. Just choose a path. We don't have much time left and they will be rushing over soon. Choose a path that you think we will be able to go through."
When Bai Luochu saw how much Pei Qingfeng trusted her, she felt that she couldn’t let him down. She pointed at one of the doors and said, "That. We’ll go through that path."
When Pei Qingfeng looked at the path Bai Luochu pointed to, he noticed it was the trigram 'Leave'. Without thinking about it any longer, the two of them charged into it.
Just as Pei Qingfeng expected, immediately after they entered the path, a huge wave of people rushed over.
The first to enter were Pei Rumo and Lu Wenshu. Looking at the 16 doors around them, all of them were stunned silly. “There are so many doors! Where did they go?!”
Pei Rumo and Lu Wenshu were in a very miserable state. Their bodies were covered with the blood of their enemies and they were cutting a sorry figure indeed. Both of them had mysophobia and they were about to faint from the stench.Previous Chapter Next Chapter