Chapter 447: Clash of the Princes

Pei Qingfeng initially thought that Bai Luochu was using some kind of cannabis powder to knock their enemies out. However, he realized that he was sorely mistaken. Instead of slowly losing their consciousness, everyone struck by Bai Luochu’s silver needles turned into mindless idiots and they walked into the lava like brainless zombies. In an instant, everyone who tried attacking them disappeared into the lava.

"What poison did you temper your silver needles with?" Pei Qingfeng turned to look at Bai Luochu's palm and saw several silver needles glowing with a bright luster. It was different to all the poison needles he had seen in his life.

Bai Luochu looked at Pei Qingfeng and noticed that the look in his eyes wasn’t one of suspicion and she gave him a causal explanation. "This poison is called the ‘Puppet Beckon’. Those struck by the needles will turn into puppets and will listen to all my orders. The poison will work for four hours, and long term use of the poison would turn the victims into walking corpses. This poison is used by influential clans or sects to train sacrificial warriors. If they didn’t force me into a corner, I never would have used such a sinister method.”

No one knew why she explained herself in the end. In fact, Bai Luochu seemed extremely concerned about Pei Qingfeng’s opinion about her. She was a little worried that Pei Qingfeng would find her methods to be too ruthless and sinister.

"They deserve it indeed." Pei Qingfeng didn't feel that there was anything off with her method and he nodded his head. Bai Luochu raised her head in shock as she never expected that Pei Qingfeng would empathise with her methods. 

Seeing that there were no longer any enemies before them, an urge to tease Bai Luochu appeared in Pei Qingfeng’s mind. "Why are you looking at me like that? Do you think that I am too handsome? Or is my ability to understand others outside of your expectations?"

Bai Luochu turned away uncomfortably and her ears turned red. No one knew if she was tired from the battle earlier or if she was feeling shy due to Pei Qingfeng’s teasing. After she calmed herself down, she turned back and said, "When can Your Second Highness behave appropriately? Why are you making fun of me when we barely escaped death?”

Even though Bai Luochu wasn’t used to it, she no longer found Pei Qingfeng as annoying as she once did.

"Are we going to wait here? Even though all the paths will not allow us to turn back, there is no longer a way for us to move forward. It’s clear that there is nothing else here. Why don’t we loot the bodies while making our way back?" When Pei Qingfeng spoke about robbing the dead bodies, he seemed less like an imperial prince and more like a bandit who raided travellers for a living.

Bai Luochu knitted her brows tightly. Originally, she thought that the paths were connected at the end. It was also the location she presumed the Field Pearl Flower to be at. However, it seemed as though there was no way forward. The more she thought about it, the more disappointed she became. She spent a lot of time and effort but she wasn’t able to see the shadow of the Field Pearl Flower...

Pei Qingfeng sensed something off with Bai Luochu and asked carefully, "What’s wrong? Are you feeling down because the Field Pearl Flower isn’t here?”

Pei Qingfeng immediately exposed Bai Luochu's thoughts and she didn’t bother hiding it any longer. "Not just that. I didn’t notice the Field Pearl Flower anywhere in the ruins."

"Don't be impatient. There is a chance that the time isn’t ripe yet. If it appears, you will definitely be able to sense it. With our speed, it won’t be difficult for us to head over to grab it.” He knew how important the Field Pearl Flower was to Bai Luochu and he quickly consoled her.

Bai Luochu nodded slightly and said, "I know. The Field Pearl Flower will only appear once the fated person to obtain it appears.”

Pei Qingfeng heaved a sigh of relief as it seemed as though Bai Luochu wasn’t as disappointed as he thought she would be.

Similar to Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng, Pei Rumo and Lu Wenshu were also facing a mountain load of trouble.

The path that Pei Rumo chose just so happened to be the same as that of a prince from a hostile nation.

"How is the First Prince of the Cloud Water Nation sent to the front lines?!” When the other prince noticed Pei Rumo’s presence, he no longer bothered about the treasures along the way.

Pei Rumo felt a headache coming. Firstly, he failed to find Bai Luochu. Next, a troublesome enemy appeared before him. Even if he used his toes to think about it, he knew that they were definitely going to fight.

Whatever the case, Pei Rumo was still the Commander in Chief of the Cloud Water Nation and he wasn’t some sick cat willing to compromise with his opponents the moment they appeared. Without giving a reply, he made his move. With his cultivation, he was able to launch a sneak attack on the enemy prince. His opponent barely managed to dodge and his sleeves were shredded by Pei Rumo’s sudden attack.

"Prince Mu Shen should know that blades are blind on the battlefield. Even if you die here today, no one will be able to blame me.”

The princes from both nations weren't on friendly terms and Prince Mu Shen didn't hold himself back. He immediately ordered his subordinates, "Everyone attack! I don’t care if you die, take him down! As long as you take the First Prince of the Cloud Water Nation down, I will directly promote you to a Middle Official General!”

With a reward they couldn’t refuse, all of them charged at Pei Rumo. As he was the only one who made it this far, Pei Rumo was alone. He fell to a disadvantageous position in an instant.

As he retreated, he managed to activate a trap in the passage and metal spikes rained down on the troops charging towards him. In an instant, his enemies turned into porcupines and there were even some who were pinned to the ground by the metal spikes.

After the rain of death stopped, Pei Rumo looked at the ground full of corpses and stared at Mu Shen. “It seems like all your Middle Official General candidates are all dead.”

Mu Shen’s face turned deathly pale as he wasn’t as strong as Pei Rumo. He kicked the dead body closest to him and cursed, "A bunch of useless trash!"

Pei Rumo squinted his eyes and a frown found its way onto his face. He might be ruthless when facing his enemies, but he treated his subordinates well. He never thought that Mu Shen would kick his dead subordinate’s body and he felt extremely disappointed. In that instant, Pei Rumo decided Mu Shen’s fate. He would definitely be meeting a sorry end, but Pei Rumo had other plans for him.

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