Chapter 2636 – Siege
Chapter 2636: Siege
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lan Yue sat by her side and continued to watch her. He seemed to be lost in thought. After a moment, he reached out and held her little hand. Gu Xijiu was stunned by what she saw. She was about to look again, but the door was closed behind her.
She spent the next few moments looking to the ground as she followed Duan Muyan out of the chamber. After a while, she found herself back in the garden. It seems the man was back to plant more herbs. It was evident that he was growing the herbs necessary to help Lan Waihu improve her condition.
For the entire journey here, Gu Xijiu had gripped her fingers tightly together in order to prepare to launch a spell. She could now kill the person in front of her with her bare hands, but if she did so, she suspected that Lan Waihu’s injury would not be healed.
Since the man was probably just a doctor, Gu Xijiu did not feel the need to kill him. She felt that it was more important for her to head to Tianju Hall first to understand the extent of the situation. Therefore, she turned and left without launching any attacks.
Behind her, Duan Muyan slowly raised his head and stared at Gu Xijiu’s back as she left. His eyes flashed slightly as if he had a sudden thought or inspiration. Once she left, he could not help but smirk. It was clear that he was aware that Gu Xijiu was here. However, it was much sooner than he had expected!
He stared at the herb in his hand, and the herb trembled slightly in his palm. The branches and leaves gently rubbed his palm, as if it was trying to please him. He bent his finger and played with the herb using a nail. He then whispered, “Good.”
Tianju Hall had been besieged for four months! No one could leave during the entire period. The people of the Starry Crescent Land had to stay within the barrier to avoid being chased by ‘weird machines.’ These machines were highly resistant to any attacks that the people here had launched at them. There was nothing that they could do.
No one in Starry Crescent Land had experienced this before. They did not even know how to deal with it and could only watch and city after city collapsed under this terror. The emperors of the various countries sent dozens of letters to Mu Feng and the other three messengers in search of a solution or at least some hope. However, although Mu Feng and the team had made a drastic attempt to destroy a small warship, it did not help. There was no way they could protect the Starry Crescent Land if it took them so much effort just to battle with a warplane.
Two places in the Starry Crescent Land possessed strong wizardry barriers. They were the Biwu Palace, where the Lord stayed, as well as Tianju Hall. The Biwu Palace was a very special place. Only people with level nine spiritual power and above could enter. If other people rushed in, they would perish. Therefore, it was not a suitable place to keep people safe.
The only option available to them was Tianju Hall. Fortunately, the area was vast – there were many buildings inside, and there were mountains right behind Tianju Hall, which provided the people with an area to hunt for food. The wizardry barrier around Tianju Hall was said to be established by the Lord due to its unique geographical location. Since this was the work of the Lord, it was unsurprising that the aliens found it difficult to penetrate the barrier.
In the end, many people decided to seek refuge in Tianju Hall. Most of the people who came already possessed a high level of spiritual power. Since these people predicted that they may be stuck here for a while, they brought a lot of gold and silver with them in case they needed to make purchases. Unfortunately, it did not really make a difference since there was a clear shortage of food. The accommodation was also very problematic.
Once these people relocated themselves to Tianju Hall, their lives immediately turned difficult. Mu Feng and the three messengers were still fine as they had adopted a technique that allowed them to live without consuming any food. However, most people would not be able to develop that skill and still needed to eat.
Tianju Hall did not have large stocks of food, so, after three months, it seemed that the people had completely exhausted the food supply in the place. There were no beasts left in the mountains to hunt anymore.