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Chapter 231: Bottle Stopper and Jade Bottle

    Chapter 231: Bottle Stopper and Jade Bottle

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    Yu Shiqi looked at Qin Yun and said with a solemn expression, "Sword Immortal Qin, in my Cosmic Bag, there is a bottle stopper-"

    Before he could finish his words, his eyes widened and he fell to the ground, breathless.

    "Oh?" Qin Yun and Yin Lihuo were astonished.

    "He's dead?"

    Qin Yun's sword intent domain permeated Yu Shiqi's body, and he realized that his heart had already shattered. His brain had been reduced to mush and even his Golden Core had dissipated. In Daoist cultivation, a Golden Core's dissipation would at best result in a loss of all Dharmic powers. Those that cultivated in Fiendbodies, however, would definitely die once their core heart was shattered. But even in that case, they typically maintained a few seconds of consciousness. But when one's brain turned to mush, their thoughts were instantly wiped out.

    ...

    "Darn it! Darn it!" Jade Bottle was incensed. "That lunatic. He even bit at me before his death! If he only allowed Qin Yun to kill him without a fuss, how good that would've been! I could have feigned being an ordinary treasure flawlessly. Perhaps, I could feign being a damaged treasure."

    If Qin Yun had just killed Yu Shiqi in battle, he would've continued being unaware of the uniqueness of the jade bottle. Jade Bottle would've then been able to perfectly conceal itself.

    "But now, you almost revealed my secret and exposed me. You forced me to kill you! Thankfully, I left a trump card when I enhanced your Fiendbody. I made it so I could wipe you out of existence with a thought," thought Jade Bottle secretly. "Although I have killed Yu Shiqi, it was done clean. They shouldn't suspect me."

    With Jade Bottle's help, Yu Shiqi's strength had increased rapidly.

    However, Jade Bottle had secretly left a kill switch in his body.

    If he dared betray the bottle? He would be instantly killed!

    "But to die for no good reason would ultimately seem strange. Qin Yun and Yin Lihuo must be suspicious of the cause of death."

    "I really did not want to take action. I hope they won't suspect me. Although I have greatly worn out the seal with the help of the Ancient Blood Amber, it is not yet time to escape," thought Jade Bottle. "The price of me forcibly escaping would be tremendous!"

    "I'll wait a little longer. When the seal is completely worn out, it will be the easiest time for me to escape." Jade Bottle hoped.

    ...

    Qin Yun and Yin Lihuo looked at Yu Shiqi's corpse.

    With a beckon of his hand, Qin Yun retrieved the two Cosmic Bangles.

    "Strange." Yin Lihuo frowned.

    "It is very strange." Qin Yun was puzzled as well. "A Golden Core cultivator who has even cultivated a Fiendbody! How can he die just die out of the blue?"

    Yin Lihuo added, "My intent domain did not detect any external powers. However, if he wasn't attacked by something, how were his heart and brain destroyed?"

    "Even if it's a hex, it would not be able to hide from our perception." Qin Yun was perplexed as well. "What kind of force made Yu Shiqi die so suddenly?"

    "I heard that..." said Yin Lihuo. "When the Nine Lineage Fiendish Demons make sacrifices to the Other Realm Fiendcelestials, the Other Realm Fiendcelestials would bestow upon them power to enhance their strength. However, if they ever betray the Other Realm Fiendcelestial, the Other Realm Fiendcelestial would be able to kill the betrayer with a thought."

    Qin Yun nodded.

    The Nine Lineage Fiendish Demons were proud beings. When they made sacrifices to the Other Realm Fiendcelestials, they would deliberately request treasures and not a direct increase in strength! Of course, there were those that were willing to ask the Other Realm Fiendcelestials to directly increase their strength! After all, as long as they did not connect with the Other Realm Fiendcelestials and remained separated between the worlds, Other Realm Fiendcelestials were unable to influence the world they lived in.

    "There are Dharma spells that can leave seals on a person's body," added Qin Yun. "They can also instantly kill others. However, that also requires the use of Dharmic powers to trigger the seal."

    "Yea." Yin Lihuo scanned his surroundings. "All we can confirm is that a mysterious existence killed Yu Shiqi."

    "Who could it be?" Qin Yun's sword intent domain enveloped an area of a thousand feet but he did not discover anything.

    Qin Yun beckoned with his hand as the Cosmic Bag on Yu Shiqi's body flew into his hand. He took a brief look at it. Many items in the Cosmic Bag were naturally of little worth to Qin Yun.

    Qin Yun still remembered the last words of Yu Shiqi.

    "Sword Immortal Qin, in my Cosmic Bag, there is a bottle stopper-"

    Before he finished his words, Yu Shiqi died.

    "His death might be related to a bottle stopper." Qin Yun made a silent guess. He carefully investigated the interior of the Cosmic Bag, which was nearly a hundred feet wide, bigger than ordinary halls. There were also many items inside. After all, a cultivator would require daily necessities and cultivation items while out in the world. Over time, they would place all sorts of miscellaneous items in their Cosmic Bag.

    With Yu Shiqi killing Ximen Feng and so many other cultivators, he had taken many items. Therefore, the items in his Cosmic Bag formed a tiny hill.

    "Bottle stopper. Where's the bottle stopper?" Qin Yun searched carefully until, finally, he found a bottle stopper.

    "This bottle stopper..." Qin Yun flipped his hand and looked at the dark purple wooden stopper. "It's made of Purple Zen Sanguine Wood? That's extravagant. A small piece of Purple Zen Sanguine Wood is used as a stopper? Besides, there seem to be some mystic runes on it."

    He commanded with a thought.

    The bottle stopper rapidly increased in size and, with another thought, it rapidly shrunk.

    It could expand and contract! As for the mystic runes, they were rather profound. Furthermore, it seemed like a small portion of countless amounts of runes.

    "A portion of a Dharma treasure?" thought Qin Yun.

    By the side, Yin Lihuo asked, "Daoist Qin, did you find the Ancient Blood Amber? It has a powerful aura and is capable of stirring lifeblood. Just sensing it will cause one's soul to tremble."

    "No," said Qin Yun as he shook his head. "You can take a look."

    Yin Lihuo searched the area with a sliver of Dharmic powers since it was an important treasure of the Black Turtle Palace! It was previously given to Black Turtle by the Primordial Chaos Sect, a gift meant to be the cornerstone treasure of Black Turtle Palace at its inception. In fact, the Black Turtle Palace and the Primordial Chaos Sect were two sides of the same coin. And the preciousness of the Ancient Blood Amber was enough to match two to three first-grade Dharma treasures. Yin Lihuo naturally had to search thoroughly.

    "It really is gone. Was it really given to the Nine Lineage Fiendish Demons?" Yin Lihuo clenched his teeth. "This Yu Shiqi gave an important treasure of his sect to fiendish demons. His death really doesn't merit any pity."

    "Daoist Qin, that Yu Shiqi is capable of absorbing lifeblood from afar. You mentioned that it should be the effect of a special Dharma treasure," asked Yin Lihuo. "Can you find that Dharma treasure?"

    "No, the most valuable item in the Cosmic Bag is a second-grade Dharma treasure. It doesn't have any means to suck lifeblood. Perhaps, it is on his person?" Qin Yun looked at Yu Shiqi's corpse.

    Hu! Hu! Hu!

    Qin Yun commanded with his mind.

    Various items on Yu Shiqi's body flew over. There were the items he wore, some currency...as well as a seemingly ordinary jade bottle the size of a finger.

    "Eh?" Qin Yun beckoned and held the tiny jade bottle in hand.

    He sent his Dharmic powers into the bottle.

    "This jade bottle is ordinary." Qin Yun was baffled. "Is it an accessory, or something else? Why would Yu Shiqi carry such an ordinary item on his person?"

    "Is this bottle not special at all?" asked Yin Lihuo out of curiosity.

    "I don't sense anything special. It's very ordinary." As Qin Yun spoke, he looked down at this hands.

    His left hand held the tiny jade bottle and on the right hand was a bottle stopper.

    "Jade bottle, bottle stopper?"

    At that moment, Qin Yun seemed to have a thought. With that, the bottle stopper in his hand shrank and matched perfectly with the jade bottle. It was almost stuffed in.

    ...

    Jade Bottle anxiously monitored what was happening outside. When Qin Yun took out the bottle stopper from the Cosmic Bag, he cursed. "Yu Shiqi, you fool! You bloody fool!"

    Be it Azure Wing Demon King, who was extremely wary of him, or crazy Yu Shiqi, none of them threw away the stopper after pulling it out! Clearly, they had their reservations towards Jade Bottle.

    Had Yu Shiqi not mentioned it before his death, how likely was it that Qin Yun would especially take out a bottle stopper out of all the miscellaneous items in the mountain load worth of items in the Cosmic Bag?

    "Oh no."

    When Jade Bottle noticed Qin Yun pick up the jade bottle and hold the bottle stopper in his other hand, he no longer held any inkling of hope.

    "If it's stuffed in, the seals will be empowered. How long will it take for me to escape?"

    "Whatever."

    "I have to escape now!"

    While in Azure Wing Demon King's hands, he was not capable of escaping no matter how much he tried.

    But due to the Ancient Blood Amber, which greatly weakened the seal, he could escape if he paid a sufficiently high price. If he could escape, he absolutely did not wish for the wooden stopper to be stuffed in again.

    "Go on and-crack!" A terrifying might gathered as he even burned the essence energies within his body. With a boom, all his might blasted outwards!

    "Break!"

    After arduously breaking through the seal's obstructions, a green arm suddenly rushed out of the jade bottle's mouth.

    ...

    Qin Yun was holding the jade bottle and the bottle stopper in each hand, almost about to put them together.

    But with a sudden boom, a terrifying might spewed out of the jade bottle. The strength of the might even caused a tumultuous explosion that surged in every direction! Qin Yun's palm instantly failed to hold onto the jade bottle as it flew out of his grasp.

    The jade bottle that flew out floated in midair.

    A green arm extended out of the jade bottle.
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