Chapter 2114 – Peasant Ghost
Laura replied, “If that’s really the case, there should be some traces in the town. But it won’t be many.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Moreover, this town might really be abandoned by the ghost cultivators. They might have found out that their people have been cleaned out by the Tyrant Blade Sect. There’s also our arrival here. They should be aware that their nails in the Tyrant Blade Sect have already been pulled out. To them, this place would no longer have any use.”
Laura agreed, “That’s right. Now I can only hope that the ghost cultivators have left something behind. We might find some clues tomorrow.”
Zhao Hai turned his head to the pitch-dark town outside and said, “We’ll see tomorrow. Let’s recover our energy first.” Everyone complied and immediately rested.
Zhao Hai lay down inside the room with Julie beside him. While the two were sleeping soundly, Zhao Hai suddenly opened his eyes and sat up. At the same time, Julie woke up as well.
Julie turned her head to Zhao Hai; Zhao Hai also gave a nod. The two people stood up and wore their clothes before going on the roof of the carriage. Then they looked towards the abandoned town.
The town was now completely different from before. The town turned into a ghost domain. A dark cloud appeared above the town and covered the skies. Winds started appearing as well as ethereal lights that provided little visibility.
Although the town became a ghost’s domain, no ghosts could be seen. Instead, the yin qi present caused Zhao Hai to be surprised.
Looking at the town, Zhao Hai gently knit his brows. He didn’t know what was happening. But he was certain that something would happen.
At this time, the dark cloud separated, showing the moon. Then the sad cry of a ghost was heard before a ghost was seen in the town. But what’s strange was that the ghost wasn’t wearing warrior clothing. Instead, the ghost was wearing peasant farmer’s clothes. It was tall either. They looked like ordinary peasants in a small town.
The ghost was standing on the ground while staring blankly at the moon. Moonlight began to shine on the ghost. While being bathed by moonlight, the body of the ghost began to emit a silver light, but then it immediately vanished.
Zhao Hai and Julie stared at the ghost. They were certain that the ghost was using moonlight to cultivate.
Zhao Hai was also certain that the ghost was a wild ghost, not raised by a cultivator. Ghosts raised by other people won’t use moonlight to practice. Not only was moonlight cultivation slow, but it was also very easy to spot. Therefore, Zhao Hai was certain that the ghost was wild.
A wild ghost actually existed in a place with ghost cultivators. What was happening? These questions were flying inside Zhao Hai’s mind.
Zhao Hai turned to Julie and said, “Julie, stay here and call everyone. Be on alert. I’ll go and take a look at the town.” Julie nodded. She didn’t stop Zhao Hai because she was aware of his strength. She believes that nothing will happen to him.
Zhao Hai flew down from the carriage and walked towards the town. When Zhao Hai arrived outside the town, the ghost didn’t respond. It seemed like Zhao Hai didn’t exist. But the moment Zhao Hai stepped inside, the ghost immediately turned its head and shrieked before charging.
Zhao Hai stared, but then he found out that the ghost didn’t mean to hurt him at all. It kept screaming at him and running around. It seems to be scaring him away.
The ghost wasn’t weak. According to normal conventions, the ghost should have the strength of an Earth Monarch. So why wouldn’t it attack.
Zhao Hai looked at the shrieking ghost and didn’t know what to say. In the end, he sighed and said, “Alright, stop. I know that you can understand me. Let’s talk. What are you trying to do?”
As soon as the ghost heard this, it couldn’t help but stare. It looked at Zhao Hai for a moment before saying, “You aren’t afraid of me. Why?”
Zhao Hai forced a smile and said, “I’m a cultivator. Why would I be afraid of ghosts?”
As soon as he heard this, the ghost stared. Then its complexion changed before it knelt down and said, “I have seen Sir Cultivator. This one has no intention of offending you. I ask Mister to excuse me.”
Seeing the reaction of this ghost, it was Zhao Hai’s turn to be surprised. But then he waved his hand and said, “Alright, you can get up. What’s going on?”
The ghost replied, “Replying to Mister. I also don’t know what’s going on. One day, a group of beasts rushed in and attacked the town. I saw many people die. I remember my parents being killed. Then a beast charged at me before I blacked out. I don’t know how long it took for me to wake up. But at that time, nobody was left in the town. I also couldn’t leave. I can only live here on my own. There were some people who came to the town, but when I came to say hello, they were all scared away.”
Zhao Hai stared at the ghost for a while, then he took a deep breath and said, “When did you find out that you became a ghost? And when did you start cultivating?”
The ghost shook his head and said, “I don’t remember when I became a ghost. As for the moon, I only felt that it was very comfortable. As for cultivation, I have no clue.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he asked, “Where do you hide during daytime?” Zhao Hai knew that most ghosts were afraid of light, so this ghost should be hiding during the day.
The ghost replied, “I hid in my family’s home. There’s a stone there that I feel comfortable being in. I hide there during the day.”
Zhao Hai frowned, “Are there no other cultivators who came before me?”
The ghost shook his head, “I don’t remember. But since I woke up, I haven’t noticed other cultivators coming to the town. Mister, you are the first.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Lead me to your family home.” The ghost didn’t dare decline. It complied and led Zhao Hai towards the small town. Before long, they arrived at a courtyard. It was located on the outskirts of the town, which means that it was one of the least valuable houses.
Upon entering the courtyard, Zhao Hai felt the heavy yin qi present. Zhao Hai looked around and saw that the yin qi was coming from a well.
Zhao Hai walked towards the well and looked down. He immediately felt that something was wrong with a stone in the well. The stone was mixed with other stones, it didn’t look special. However, Zhao Hai could feel that the stone had a very strong feeling of yin qi.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and fished the stone out of the well. The ghost was intensely paying attention to Zhao Hai. It was afraid that Zhao Hai would take the stone away. Then it wouldn’t have a home.
Looking at the ghost, Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. You can go in now. I’ll send you to a place where you can make a lot of friends. It’s better than staying in this place on your own.”
When the ghost heard Zhao Hai, it hesitated. Ghosts had an inborn fear of cultivators. In the end, it clenched its teeth and entered the stone. Then Zhao Hai threw the stone to the Space.
Just as the stone entered the Space, a prompt was heard, “Yin Spirit Stone has been discovered. Analyzing the material. The material is a stone that didn’t have an attribute. But after being influenced by its environment, yin qi resided inside. Yin spirits can live inside the stone and be protected by it. If a cultivator wears it, their soul strength would increase. At the same time, when the cultivator is killed, their soul can escape to the yin spirit stone and be preserved. The Space now has yin spirit stone mines. Host can view them.”
Zhao Hai stared. He didn’t expect to hear a prompt at this time. He looked at the well once more and discovered that there was still yin qi present, albeit weaker.
Zhao Hai immediately understood why a yin spirit stone appeared in the well. The well has a small yin vein. Under the influence of the yin vein, a yin spirit stone was generated after a long time.
Zhao Hai now had some understanding regarding the situation. Although the town was a base for the ghost cultivators, the ghost cultivators were cunning enough to let real mortals live here. Finally, to ensure that their traces were covered, the ghost cultivators attracted beasts to attack and kill all of the residents.
The ghost just now was a normal ghost whose family has a small yin vein in their well. Due to the size of the yin vein, the ghost cultivators ignored it. The yin vein eventually produced a yin spirit stone. After the ghost was killed, its soul was captured by the yin spirit stone. And because it wasn’t a cultivator, its soul was very weak. It stayed in the yin spirit stone for a long time before coming out. By the time it regained its senses, the town had already been abandoned for a long time. It met peasants who wanted to resettle the town, but they were scared away by it. From then on, nobody went to the town.
Although Zhao Hai couldn’t confirm if he was right, he thought that his guess was correct. Otherwise, such a unique coincidence wouldn’t have happened.
However, this was also good. This meant that no ghost cultivators remained. This relieved Zhao Hai. He was now waiting to examine the town more carefully when day came.