Versatile Mage - Chapter 2819
Chapter 2819: The Ancient City Wall
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Mo Fan and Mu Bai had assumed that with their current strengths, they could do anything they wanted at the Bug Valley of Helan Mountain.
However, the situation in the Bug Valley was more dangerous than it appeared to be. Every different creature had their own principles. The bizarre Star Bugs possessed extremely powerful soul-sucking abilities. The moment Mo Fan, Mu Bai, and Song Feiyao entered the Bug Valley, the Star Bugs slowly absorbed the intruders’ soul energy.
If it had not been for the fact that Little Loach warned Mo Fan about the Star Bugs, they would have only found out about them by the time most of their soul energy had been sucked away.
The valley was enveloped with fog that had anesthetic effects. The Fog Leaf Bug was the source of the anesthetic fog. They were a perfect match for the strange Star Bugs. The Fog Leaf Bug spread anesthetic fog in the air while the Star Bugs sucked humans’ souls.
After one’s soul was sucked, they could not recover from the severe damage. Although Mo Fan and Mu Bai had traveled to various places, they had never learned of the existence of such a bug in this world until now. They had to find their nest and take back their soul energy.
When one’s soul energy was impaired, their abilities would be suppressed significantly. Mo Fan and his group took their soul energy back, as well as the other soul energy that had been accumulated in the nest. However, they did not want to confront the Star Bugs.
The Bug Valley dominated Helan Mountain. The war between the Elemental Soldier and Blood Beasts provided them with an ample amount of ‘food’. As a result, the nest grew. Besides, the topography of Helan Mountain was complicated. There were many faults and cliffs. Thus, it served as a suitable habitat for the bugs. It was only when Mo Fan and Mu Bai stepped into the Bug Valley that they realized the existence of such a terrifying bug dynasty within Helan Mountain.
Fortunately, the bugs did not show interest in humans. Given the natural advantage in Helan Mountain, the bugs rarely left the Bug Valley. Otherwise, the bug nest would have been far more threatening than the Blood Beasts.
The bugs were like the Americans in the Second World War. They grew up in war.
Even though the trip to the Bug Valley was dangerous, Mu Bai reaped a great harvest.
He had once come here in the past. However, his lack of strength had prevented him from entering the Bug Valley. At that time, he resolved to enter the Bug Valley only when he reached Super level.
But now it seemed that even a Super Level mage could easily die in the Bug Valley. The bizarre Star Bugs hoarded the soul energy and the massive energy served as a wealth crystal., Mu Bai and Mo Fan benefited from taking the energy for themselves.
Taking the risk was not a bad thing, after all.
They finally got rid of the strange Star Bugs after speeding for hundreds of kilometers. They had manifested their high level of cultivation. If the road was not blocked, the demons could not catch up with them as they fled.
The trio found a resting place. Mu Bai took out some ointment and glanced at the swollen Song Feiyao. He tried to hold back his laughter.
Song Feiyao graciously accepted the ointment. She was annoyed.
The two men were fine. But she was the one who had suffered. She wondered if the areas that got stung would leave scars.
Mo Fan went to the river to see if there was any cell tower. He could not contact Zhang Xiaohou and his group if there was no signal.
“Hi, where are you? We’ve just come out of Helan Mountain.” Mo Fan took out his phone and raised it high. He wondered if this would help his phone receive a better signal.
“Yes. Have you settled the things on your end? Good, where are we going next? There are traces of the Ancient City Wall? I have a poor sense of direction. How about we wait for you here, and you come to us?”
Zhang Xiaohou and his group arrived within an hour. They were not far from Mo Fan and his group.
Song Feiyao kept her face well-hidden because she didn’t want Lingling and Jiang Shaoxu to laugh at her.
Mo Fan pointed at Helan Mountain. “There’s a Bug Valley inside. It is very dangerous. But there are many premium quality Soul Honey. We can harvest them once every several years. Soul Honey serves as a useful medicine for healing soul damage.”
Medicines for healing soul damage were rare. They could sell Soul Honey at a very high price at an auction.
“I’ve recorded the location,” said Mu Bai.
Mo Fan considered telling Mu Linsheng about it. He would ask someone from Fanxue Mountain to obtain the Star Bugs’ Soul Crystal regularly. By doing so, they could suppress the Bug Valley’s domination in Helan Mountain to prevent the powerful bugs from invading the cities near the mountain. Also, they could earn a lucrative sum for Fanxue Mountain.
Honey industry was a profitable business.
Of course, Mo Fan would also take a trip down to kill some of the bugs. He was afraid that the vanguard, Bai Hongfei, could not take on them alone.
In fact, it would be best if Mu Ningxue personally came to the Bug Valley. The bizarre Star Bugs was not afraid of fire. Mu Ningxue was an Ice element expert, and she could intimidate the Star Bugs. If Mu Ningxue came in as a team, they could basically wipe out the Bug Valley.
Mu Bai was an Ice element mage, too. However, his Ice element magical power was still weak.
“After the investigation, we noticed that the materials of the river monument are the same as the Ancient City Wall. It could have come from the same craftsmen in ancient times,” said Lingling.
“Will the Ancient City Wall be buried under the loess? Is it difficult to find it?” Mo Fan asked in concern.
“No. It has always been there. It is very well protected.”
“By the way, Big Brother Fan, the Great Wall of Northern Line starts from the north of Helan Mountain. The Ancient City Wall with the sacred totem beast’s trace happens to be a ruin in the middle of the Great Wall of Ningxia,” said Zhang Xiaohou.
The Ancient City Wall, the Great Wall of the Northern Line, the Great Wall of Ningxia…
‘Could the sacred totem beast be related to the Ancient Great Wall?’
When they were at Beiguan Town, a Heavenly Wall appeared from the Ancient Great Wall’s land. Millions of Khufu’s spirits were trapped there. Mo Fan vividly remembered the sight. He was bewildered whenever he recalled that image.
‘What was the sacred totem beast that was related to the Ancient Great Wall?’ Mo Fan was looking forward to finding it.
“Some of the ruins were buried under the loess. There are remains of base cities and crumbling beacons. The Great Wall of Ningxia has more than 1,500 kilometers of ruins. Fortunately, the part we are looking for is still well preserved. Otherwise, it would be difficult to find the Ancient City Wall in a short period of time even if we summon a team of archeologists,” said Lingling.
“Then, let’s go now without further delay.”
According to the record on the river monument, the Ancient City Wall was known as Cang Wall. It was a part of the ancient fortress city. It was not part of the Ancient Great Wall ruins.
Cang Wall had a very long history. It was a small relay station in times of peace. But it flourished in times of war. It was not near the river or on the ground. There were no mines. After the unification, there was no war. It gradually fell into disuse and was left with an exquisite ancient city wall.
When Mo Fan and his group arrived at the destination, they noticed the place was occupied. It had grown into a small town. Most of the people in the town conducted business through the barter system.