Chapter 761: The Third-Step Expert of the Mo Family
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Even though he felt that this sect had gone overboard, Di Jiu did not save her rashly. That was not because he minded his own business or knew that the cultivators who meddled in other people’s business did not live long. It was mainly because Di Jiu did not know what terrible crimes the woman was guilty of that had resulted in her being bound by the Soul-Sealing Pillar and having her soul burned while everyone was watching.
Di Jiu walked to the array door of the sect. Before he knocked on the array, a Dao Transformation cultivator stopped him. “Stop! Transactions and everything else is held on the Mo Clan’s square. This is the Mo Family’s array door. Ordinary people must not approach.”
Di Jiu hurriedly cupped his fists. “I’m here to pay a visit to the Sect Master. I have something to discuss with him.”
The guarding Dao Transformation cultivator turned his eyes to Di Jiu. “Who are you to qualify to visit the family head of the Mo Family?”
Di Jiu’s expression turned cold. He had been to many sects but had never seen such a rude and arrogant guarding cultivator.
However, Di Jiu stopped, vaguely sensing that the Mo Family was not simple. Even though he had reached Primordial Chaos, he should still be careful.
Upon seeing Di Jiu turn around to leave, the Dao Transformation cultivator guarding the array door snorted. “How dare a mere nobody pay a visit to the family head! Bullsh*t! Who is he?”
He sensed that Di Jiu might be slightly stronger than a Dao Transformation cultivator like him. However, so what if Di Jiu was a Primordial Dao cultivator? Could anyone just come to the Mo Family of the Innocuous Realm?
Di Jiu did not leave the Mo Family’s square. Instead, he entered an inn. Even if he wanted to do something to the Mo Family, he had to at least inquire about news.
The Mo Family’s square was very lively, and there were many cultivators in the inn.
Di Jiu walked deliberately to a large, long table where a group of cultivators was sitting and sat down. He then called for a large pot of middle-class divine spirit wine and said with cupped fists, “Fellow Daoists, I’m a newcomer. I’ll treat everyone to a cup.”
A person like Di Jiu, who called for a pot of wine and treated everyone to a drink, basically always had something to ask everyone. This was common here or even in other divine cities or inns.
A Dao Birth cultivator returned the greeting with cupped fists. “Daoist, you are polite. Everyone comes from all over the place. If you have any questions, we will naturally tell you what we know.”
Di Jiu took the initiative to fill the cup of each of the seven cultivators sitting at this table with divine spirit wine. “Dear Daoists, as soon as I arrived here, I saw a woman nailed on the square. The Stained Abyss Flame was used to burn her soul. What kind of crime did she commit to earn this torture? Even if she did make a mistake and this is her sentence, her crime couldn’t be as bad as being nailed to the square is, right?”
As Di Jiu had said, there were many ways to burn the soul. Once some people with deep hatred captured their enemy, many of them would use this punishment to torture them. However, it was rare to see them burning their enemy in broad daylight.
Ha ha! The Dao Birth cultivator who had spoken now laughed. “No wonder you are a bit apprehensive, Daoist. In fact, we were also shocked when we came here. We thought the sentence was severe and did not even dare stay here for long. However, after we figured it out, we were assured and very relieved to stay here.”
“Please give me guidance.” Di Jiu cupped his fists again.
The Dao Birth cultivator took a sip of wine and cupped his fist in the direction of the Mo Family. “This is attributed to the Mo Family. They are the only top-notch family in the Innocuous Realm with a third-step expert…”
When Di Jiu heard that, his heart leaped and he felt silently shocked. Fortunately, he was not impulsive and did not kill the Mo Family. Could he still beat a third-step expert? Di Jiu shook his head. His chances of being able to beat a third-step expert were very slim unless he escaped from the Innocuous Realm and made use of his nomological escape technique to slowly deal with the other party.
“Friend, there is really a third-step almighty in the Innocuous Realm?” Di Jiu deliberately looked stunned as he asked this question in shock.
That Dao Birth cultivator laughed again. “Daoist, you don’t have to look like that. We are really far away from the third step. As long as we know our place here, not only do we not have to be afraid, but we can also be protected. Tell me, who will come here to cause trouble? They would have to have a death wish.”
Di Jiu silently thought that he was going to cause trouble here right away, but he instead asked respectfully, “Is the third-step almighty still here?”
The Dao Birth cultivator, who did not know what Di Jiu meant, pointed to the square outside. “This is about the thing that you just inquired about. Do you see the woman nailed in the middle of the square? Her name is Yu Xiangbing. Tens of thousands of years ago, she admired the exceptional expert of the Mo Family, Senior Mo Zhou. By the way, Senior Mo Zhou is the third-step expert of the Mo Family.
“He was straightforward and upright, so he naturally did not expect that woman to be so sinister and ruthless. Senior Mo gave her a lot of cultivating resources and also tried his best to help her. In the end, she colluded with a male adulterer and plotted against Senior Mo. If Senior Mo did not have exceptional divine power, I’m afraid he would have been killed.”
When this Dao Birth cultivator was done, another cultivator added, “Yes, this woman is extremely vicious. If it had not been for the Defense Array on the square, she would have been killed.”
“That’s right. This woman was fortunately captured…”
Di Jiu found this a little weird. He did not know what kind of woman Yu Xiangbing was, but according to these people, Mo Zhou had to be a magnanimous guy. In that case, he would at most kill Yu Xiangbing. Why would he burn her soul there for tens of thousands of years?
Di Jiu asked in fear, “Is Mo Zhou fine?”
Everyone seemed to focus more on this topic, so none of them noticed that Di Jiu had called him Mo Zhou without adding ‘Senior’ to his name.
The Dao Birth cultivator chuckled. “Senior Mo is a third-step expert and an extremely powerful person. Even though she plotted against him, he was just injured. He has been recuperating with his family all these years and has never come out. Given Senior Mo’s prestige here, nobody dared to ever cause trouble in this place before.”
“Nobody would dare to cause trouble in the Innocuous Realm, let alone in this place.”
Di Jiu had a general idea but he felt that the truth was not absolutely the same as what these people had told him.
Di Jiu also knew that this was the Mo Family’s square. Who would talk bad about the Mo Family’s third-step expert there?
No matter what, the Mo Family had a third-step expert, which had exceeded Di Jiu’s expectations. Even if that third-step expert was seriously injured, he should have more or less recuperated after tens of thousands of years. If Di Jiu went to snatch his Heavenly Aqua Saber from such an expert, he was afraid that he would die.
He had just healed his injuries in Heaven’s Beyond. Even though he had gained insight into his second-step Dao by getting injured, Di Jiu did not want to be injured for no reason again.
If he wanted to know the truth, asking these people would probably be useless. Di Jiu decided to ask Yu Xiangbing, who was on the verge of death due to her serious injuries. He could sense some things through his Nomological Dao, even though other people could not get anything out of her.
For a few days, Di Jiu strolled around the Mo Family’s square. Besides doing that, he also asked questions from time to time.
After a few days of inquiries, most of the information that Di Jiu received was similar to the information he had collected on the first day. However, some ambiguous news pointed out that this woman was innocent and the Mo Family’s Mo Zhou had done bad deeds. Therefore, she had taken revenge on him and ended up getting caught by the people of the Mo Family.
Although the reasons behind this revenge were a little vague, Di Jiu found it more believable. A few days later, Di Jiu’s greatest achievement was naturally not making inquiries but setting up countless nomological array flags.
He had to use his nomological array flags if he wanted to deal with the Mo Family.
On his seventh day there, Di Jiu felt that his nomological array flags were enough. He decided to save Yu Xiangbing first and then ask about Mo Zhou’s situation. The fact that the Mo Family had a third-step expert, Mo Zhou, was the most terrifying news in Di Jiu’s opinion.