Chapter 177 – The Missing Journalist
After sending Mu Lianping and Jiang Meng away, Ye Fan went out to the sea a few more times and got a rough idea of the situation of the underwater teleportation formation.
With a few experiences, the occurrence of being teleported away happened less.
Ye Fan drew the teleportation array, and the black turtle stood beside him, full of sighs: “This teleportation array is really spectacular.”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes! The core of the formation can’t be understood no matter how you look at it.”
There are also long-distance teleportation arrays in the world of self-cultivation, but Ye Fan has never seen such complex ones.
“You don’t even understand this formation, can it really be repaired?” Black Turtle said suspiciously.
Ye Fan nodded and said confidently: “Of course, the teleportation array’s only problem is the corners, the core is still working.”
Black Turtle looked at Ye Fan and said, “Hurry up! I’m really tired of this place.”
Ye Fan glanced at Black Turtle impatiently and said, “Okay, okay, I understand, but this matter, no matter how urgent, can’t be rushed.”
Black Turtle looked at Ye Fan and said, “Maybe I should make two preparations. I can’t hang myself on a tree like you. I have to find a master of formation.”
Ye Fan sneered, and said triumphantly, “If you want to find a genius expert like me in this place, it will be harder than going to the other world.”
Black Turtle said displeased: “Look how smug you are…”
“Yunxi, you’re back?” Ye Fan frowned when he saw Bai Yunxi, “Yunxi, you’ve been going outside lately.”
Bai Yunxi took off his jacket and said, “I don’t always go outside, I just go home. If I leave in the future, I’m afraid my family won’t be able to bear it.”
Black Turtle glanced at Ye Fan and said sullenly: “According to your husband’s efficiency, if you want to leave, it will take some time. You still have enough time to say goodbye to your family.”
Ye Fan: “…”
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and said, “Your family, will they be unable to let you go?”
“Because it was said that I would not live to be twenty years old, they were somewhat mentally prepared,” Bai Yunxi said.
Ye Fan scratched his head, a little embarrassed.
“Stop talking about this, I went to Grandpa’s place. Grandpa asked me one thing,” Bai Yunxi changed the subject.
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and said, “What’s the matter?”
“I have a cousin who is a journalist. He doesn’t want to inherit the family business, but he likes to go around the world and expose some truths, such as fake factories, forced demolition, corruption, and bribes…”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “In this case, isn’t he being remembered by many people?”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Yes. He disappeared recently.”
Ye Fan asked inexplicably, “Disappeared?”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Yes. He went to a place called Lei Village on the border, and there has been no news ever since. I don’t know if something happened.”
“Why did he go to Lei Village?” Ye Fan asked.
Bai Yunxi shook his head and said, “I don’t know very well. It seems that there are cases of abduction and trafficking of women and vicious hunting and killing of wild animals under state protection in Lei Village. He went there to investigate the situation.”
“There is a case of abduction and trafficking of women over there. Has your cousin been abducted and sold?” Ye Fan asked.
Bai Yunxi shook his head and said, “He’s a man.”
Ye Fan shrugged and said, “Men can also be kidnapped.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“If he looks like you, it’s easier to be abducted and sold than women,” Ye Fan said.
“Does your cousin know martial arts?” Ye Fan asked.
“He did hire a taekwondo coach and learned it for a while, but he didn’t do well. Before, he investigated a child abduction incident, mistook a girl as a suspect, followed her, and was treated as a pervert. He fell down in one punch.”
Ye Fan said with sympathy: “Oh, your cousin is too weak, maybe this guy is miserable now.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Bai Yunxi took a deep breath and said, “Grandpa wants me to come with you.”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Good! It just so happens that my cultivation level has reached a bottleneck, so it’s good to go out for a walk.”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Alright, let’s set off as soon as possible.”
Ye Fan recently created the Foundation Building Pill. The effect of the Foundation Building Pill far exceeds that of ordinary medicinal pills. However, after taking the Foundation Building Pill, Ye Fan did not successfully establish the foundation, but entered the tenth level of Qi Cultivation. Cultivators in the cultivation world could generally try to build the foundation when they reached the ninth level of Qi Cultivation.
Ninth-level cultivators with a single spiritual root usually take one or two foundation building pills to successfully build a foundation.
Four spiritual roots and five spiritual roots cultivators, taking a Foundation Building Pill, the chance of building a foundation is very slim, and it can only depend on luck.
There is such a situation that after taking the Foundation Building Pill, the cultivator does not successfully build the foundation, but turns from the ninth level of Qi cultivation to the tenth level of Qi cultivation. In the world of self-cultivation, if the foundation cannot be built, the cultivation base can rise to the twelfth level of Qi cultivation at most, but if the cultivation base really reaches the twelfth level of Qi cultivation, the chance of building a foundation is very small.
The twelfth-level Qi cultivator is much stronger than the ninth-level Qi cultivator, but it is much worse than the foundation-building cultivator.
Ye Fan and Bai Yunxi drove to Lei Village.
Ye Fan frowned as he looked at the mountain top covered by lightning.
“That place is really dense with thunder and lightning!” Ye Fan said in confusion.
“That’s the old site of Lei Village. The people of Lei Village now don’t live there anymore,” Bai Yunxi said.
“In that place, is there any treasure?”
“About Lei Village, there is such a legend that a kind fisherman accidentally rescued an injured fish in the sea, and the fish turned into a dragon girl at night.”
“In order to repay the kindness, the dragon girl married the fisherman and lived a normal and happy life with the fisherman. However, things changed during a famine a few years later.”
“In that year, famine and plague swept the whole village. The dragon girl took out pearls and gold ornaments and handed them over to the fisherman. The fisherman took the things and came to rescue the villagers. The villagers were very grateful to the dragon girl, but people’s selfishness could never be satisfied. A villager accidentally discovered that the dragon girl was not an ordinary person, and rumors spread in the village that the famine and plague were caused by the dragon girl.”
“The villagers imprisoned the dragon girl and forced the dragon girl to hand over the treasures. The dragon girl eventually died in the village.”
“Before the dragon girl died, she cursed the entire village to be destroyed by lightning.”
“It is said that when the dragon girl died, many people in the village were hacked to death.”
Ye Fan looked at the taotie ghost and said, “Dragon girl, is it from your family?”
“Not necessarily! Many races in this world like to call themselves dragons, such as snakes and fishes. We dragon descendants are not so useless. She was killed by a group of two-legged sheep and also married a two-legged sheep. Two-legged sheep are for food, not for companionship,” the taotie ghost said with disdain.
Bai Yunxi said lightly: “It’s just a legend, it should be fake.”
Ye Fan looked at the minefield and secretly said: The lightning power here is very abundant, and he can use that power to refine the dragon ball. Ye Fan has already taken the Foundation Establishment Pill once, and the effect is not very good. Ye Fan plans to consolidate his cultivation and then consider the matter of building a foundation.
Ye Fan got out of the car and said, “There’s no more road, let’s get out of the car and walk.”
Before coming, Bai Yunxi asked Bai Hao’s family for a piece of Bai Hao’s clothes. Ye Fan made a small paper man, the small paper man turned around according to the breath on the clothes, and quickly locked the direction.
“Should be correct, that cousin of yours is indeed here, and he should still be alive,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi breathed a sigh of relief and said, “It’s good that he’s still alive.”
What Bai Yunxi was most worried about was if he was already dead. If he’s dead, even if Ye Fan had the ability to bend the sky, he would still be powerless.
Ye Fan sneaked up to the mountain village. Several people in the mountain village gave Ye Fan a strange feeling.
In a mud hut, Ye Fan found Bai Yunxi’s cousin, Bai Hao, in the mud hut. There were a few ordinary people guarding the door, and Ye Fan easily dealt with them.
When Bai Yunxi found Bai Hao, Bai Hao was in a coma, and there was only a pair of shorts left on his body.
“What’s wrong with him?” Bai Yunxi asked worriedly.
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and blinked, and said, “If I guessed correctly, he probably fainted from hunger.”
Ye Fan took out a bigu pill, fed it to Bai Hao. After taking the pill, Bai Hao quickly woke up.
Seeing Bai Yunxi, Bai Hao was pleasantly surprised, “Cousin, is that you cousin? Am I dreaming? Am I going to die?”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “You are dreaming, you are about to die.”
Ye Fan looked at Bai Hao unhappily, and secretly said: Even if they are relatives, he shouldn’t hold Yunxi so tightly! Grabbing and hugging his wife, does he not exist? And what’s more, Bai Hao, this guy has no clothes! Such an exhibitionist.
Bai Yunxi glanced at Ye Fan and said, “Don’t talk nonsense.”
“Cousin, don’t listen to him, I’m here, you’re safe. What happened to you?” Bai Yunxi said.
Bai Hao stabilized his mind and finally calmed down for a long time.
“I heard that there are several farmhouses in this place that specialize in eating raw monkey brains, so I came to have a look. After I got here, I found out that people here not only eat monkey brains but also people. When I came, I saw them dealing with bodies.”
“I was so scared that I accidentally revealed my presence and was caught by them. Those villagers wanted to cook me and eat me. However, they thought I was dirty and were going to starve me for three days. Today seems to be the third day.”
Ye Fan nodded and said: “Fortunately, fortunately, they think you are dirty, otherwise, you will be finished.”
Bai Hao: “…”
“They eat people?” Bai Yunxi said in surprise. He heard that rich people in ancient times had eaten everything and wanted to taste human flesh. However, Bai Yunxi didn’t expect that in this place, there were actually people who would eat people.
Bai Hao nodded and said, “Yes. Did you know that some ancestors of Lei Village had eaten a dragon.”
Bai Yunxi looked at Bai Hao and said, “Ate a dragon? Where did you hear about that?”
“When I came in, there was a meeting in the village, and I heard what they were talking about. It is said that the ancestors of Lei Village once saved a dragon girl. The dragon girl confused the villager and wanted to eat him, but the rest of the villagers discovered it. Then the villagers locked up the dragon girl, and the dragon girl turned into a dragon fish. At that time, there was a plague in the village. Some people found that the blood of the dragon girl could restrain the plague, so everyone ate the dragon girl,” Bai Hao said.
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“However, after the death of the dragon girl, some strange things happened,” Bai Hao said.
“What’s so strange?” Ye Fan asked.
“Those who have eaten the dragon girl have become stronger than ordinary people, but they have not been able to live past the age of forty. It’s the same for the descendants of these people. The original site of Lei Village has been shrouded in lightning attacks all year round. Some people say that this is the curse of the dragon girl,” Bai Hao said.
Ye Fan blinked. As soon as he entered the village, he felt that some people in the village had strange bodies. These people had a spiritual power that did not belong to them. This spiritual power made their physique different from ordinary people. However, the villagers were mortal and could not bear such spiritual power. While improving the strength of the villagers, this spiritual power also overdrafted the vitality of these people, causing these people to die early.
“What about the people outside? Some people are watching from outside. How did you get in?” Bai Hao asked.
“I knocked them out,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Hao looked at Bai Yunxi and said, “Cousin, let’s go quickly, the people in this place are too cruel.”
Ye Fan looked at Bai Hao’s useless appearance, and said puzzledly, “I read online that you are a brave and fearless journalist who dares to expose the ugly truth. You are a brave hero.”
Bai Hao’s face turned slightly red, his mobile phone was taken away, the camera was smashed, his clothes were stripped, he is cold and hungry now, he really can’t be a hero!
“That’s all just people writing blindly.”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “I think so too, it’s too exaggerated.”
Bai Yunxi: “…” Ye Fan, this idiot, is talking nonsense again.