Chapter 19 Part 3
S Province, Chang’an, The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.
A bald monk dejectedly climbed out from a burrow. His monastic robes were in tatters. It looked like strips of rags were hung loosely over his body. His face was completely covered in sandy soil. The cheeks that were originally round were now just skin and bones. Master Buxing climbed out of the pit in the ground with great difficulty. He just stood up and walked two steps when a old man dressed like a daoist flew over from the horizon.
The old man saw Master Buxing and hastily stopped him, “Buxing?!”
Master Buxing looked as if he hadn’t woke up, and continued to stumble forwards as if he didn’t hear the old man’s words.
The old man’s expression became stern. Flipping his hand, he took out a yellow paper talisman and slapped it onto Master Buxing’s skull. Suddenly, Master Buxing’s widened his two eyes, as if he was a diver that was about to drown, breathing the air in large mouthfuls. After deeply breathing for a period of time, Master Buxing plucked the talisman off of his forehead, and grabbed the old daoist, “The thing in First Emperor’s Mausoleum escaped! It escaped!!!”
In the spacious mountains, Master Buxing’s sorrowful howling resounded everywhere. It just so happened that an old fellow wearing gym clothes with a Taiji sword in his hand flew over from the horizon. Once he heard these words, the old fellow suddenly fell head first with a thump, creating an imprint of half a person.
Falling from a height of tens of meters , this old fellow unexpectedly didn’t bleed single drop of blood and also didn’t utter “it hurts.” He climbed out at lightning speed. Stepping forward, he grabbed Master Buxing’s collar while saying, “Buxing, you scoundrel, you actually let that thing out, you actually let that thing out! Bring it on, this old man will fight you, this old man will kill you, this bald donkey, and pair you with wine!!!”
Ye Jingzhi stared in the northwest direction with an ice-cold expression. After looking for a minute, he turned to face Xi Jia, “There’s a problem.”
His voice just fell when Xi Jia’s phone that was left on the coffee table suddenly lit up, a WeChat notification appeared on the screen. The WeChat official account clearly didn’t even have a system prompt popup when there’s an update. But this time, the notification stayed on Xi Jia’s phone. The phone stayed lit for 30 seconds as if the phone wouldn’t self-lock if the notification wasn’t opened.
Xi Jia tapped it open to look.
【 Something came out of the First Emperor’s Tomb. Calling Modou’s Top 100 of the younger generation and all old chaps ages 50+ to assemble at Chang’an! 】
Xi Jia immediately turned to look at Ye Jingzhi. He had never seen Ye Jingzhi look so solemn. In his jet-black eyes, the small black mole concealed a strong baleful aura. “Ghosts Know”’s short push notification didn’t give Xi Jia the sense of seriousness of the situation, but Ye Jingzhi’s expression made his heart sink a little.
Xi Jia asked, “This First Emperor’s Tomb……does it refer to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor?
“Isn’t it said that the tomb of the First Qin Emperor has never been found?”
Ye Jingzhi said, “321 years ago, during the spring of the Bingzi year, the Sect Master of Tianji School at that time calculated that an 18th Layer of Hell ranked malicious ghost would appear in Chang’an.1 Soon afterwards, all elites of the Xuanxue world of that time gathered at Chang’an to hunt ghosts. The Xuanxue world lost 36 people at that time, and the entire army attacked the malicious ghost that escaped from the tomb until its soul had scattered. The First Emperor’s Mausoleum first appeared in the world, and then it once again retreated underground.”
Xi Jia was stupefied while listening and couldn’t believe it. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor had already been discovered more than 300 years ago.
Ye Jingzhi continued, “For more than 300 years, no one in the Xuanxue world has successfully entered the Tomb of the First Emperor. So far, only the first floor of the mausoleum could be entered. The amount of people buried in the First Emperor’s Tomb is a lot, 3000 beauties and the broad and powerful Qin army. During that time, the army nearly destroyed a fifth of the Xuanxue world’s elite force. Afterwards, everyone of the Xuanxue world arranged a barrier at the First Emperor’s Tomb. Just now, there’s something that broke the barrier and escaped.”
“There’s only one thing? Not the army that was buried?”
Ye Jingzhi shook his head, “Only one thing.”
Xi Jia released his breath at long last. Although this situation didn’t matter to him, if The First Qin Emperor’s Mausoleum was really as powerful as Ye Jingzhi had said, then if several more of those terrifying army of malicious ghosts came, wouldn’t it immediately overturn the Earth?
But Ye Jingzhi sternly said, “If the thing that escaped was the ghost of a small soldier, then it naturally doesn’t matter. But if the thing that escaped was something powerful, or perhaps it is……”
Xi Jia was surprised all of a sudden, “The First Emperor?”
Ye Jingzhi shook his head, “I also don’t know.”
Xi Jia usually wouldn’t meddle in other people’s affairs, but this was a major event that involved the survival of mankind. He also regarded it as considerably important.
“Master Ye, you should go quickly. I saw on the Official Account saying that all of the top 100 of Modou’s Ranking needs to go to Chang’an.”
Ye Jingzhi nodded his head and looked at Xi Jia, but he didn’t move.
Xi Jia, “……?”
The two looked at each other for five minutes. Xi Jia couldn’t help but ask, “Master Ye, you’re still not going?”
Ye Jingzhi watched him and said, “Don’t you have to pack things up to go?”
Xi Jia, “Ah?”
Ye Jingzhi said, “There’s still 26 days left, I need to continue to chant for the relic. You should stay in Chang’an first, and I’ll come back from the First Emperor’s Tomb everyday to recite for you. A day cannot be missed.”
Xi Jia, “……”
There’s no airport in S City because it was too close to Haicheng. All the people of S City would take the high-speed rail to Haicheng’s airport and then get on the plane. But today, it was Xi Jia’s first time seeing the legendary and only military airport of S City.
When Xi Jia and Ye Jingzhi arrived at the military airport, a small plane was already ready and waiting. Two young soldiers in military uniforms walked forward and asked for their names. Xi Jia announced his own name with an ineffable expression. On the other side, Master Ye also said his name aloud.
After hearing the words of “Ye Jingzhi,” the two soliders suddenly turned their heads, simultaneously looking at Master Ye.
Ye Jingzhi took out his phone and tapped on “Ghosts Know” official account’s page to show to the two soldiers. Xi Jia creased his eyebrows and also opened the page to show the other party.
The two soldiers saluted and stepped out of the way, letting the two walk onto the ramp.
Xi Jia looked back and found that the two soldiers were still staring at Ye Jingzhi’s back, not sure what they’re looking at.
“Chang’an is a bit far. If you’re in a hurry, it’s still faster to take a plane.”
Hearing what was said, Xi Jia withdrew his line of sight and said, “A plane is indeed a lot faster than the high-speed rail.”
Ye Jingzhi was stunned, “I meant it’s a bit faster than flying.”
Xi Jia asked in return, “Aren’t we flying there right now?”
Ye Jingzhi strongly wished to voice his explanation, but the two of them had already entered the plane. Noisy voices could be heard when suddenly all sounds stopped. A sharp yell sounded, “Holy shit! Hell King Ye is really in S City!!!”
In the cabin of the plane, there were 7 or 8 youngsters seated. The majority of them had headphones in, listening to music. There’s also some that were chatting and bragging. At this moment, they all uniformly looked at Xi Jia and Ye Jingzhi who stood at the cabin door. Most of their lines of sight were on Ye Jingzhi, but they would occasionally look at Xi Jia.
At this moment, the youngster that yelled out the three words, “Hell King Ye” was already frightened to the point of hiding in a corner and burying his face in the wall of the plane, not daring to glance at their direction.
Ye Jingzhi acted as if he didn’t hear anything and looked around. He found a place and sat down with Xi Jia. After they all sat down, another five minutes had passed. Xi Jia heard rustling behind him. He turned to look and saw those youngsters all had their heads lowered and pressing their phones. From time to time, they looked up to give hand signals.
It should be to use the phone to send a message.
Although he didn’t see the contents of these youngster’s chat, but Xi Jia vaguely guessed that they may be talking about Ye Jingzhi.
The youngsters sitting here were definitely the young talented people of Modou’s top 100, but probably not one of them were in the top 10. Even Modou’s 7th ranked Pei Yu was scared to point his face made huge changes when talking about Hell King Ye. Perhaps these people feared him even more.
To be feared by your peers like this, what kind of feeling would that be……
Xi Jia couldn’t help but turn to look at Ye Jingzhi. The amount of time he looked at him was a bit too long, and Ye Jingzhi turned to look at him. After thinking for a bit, Master Ye put the snacks that were laid out in front of him into Xi Jia’s hands.
Xi Jia, “……”
Like some kind of animal wanting to present treasures to the other, Master Ye also placed his drink in front of Xi Jia.
Xi Jia, “……Thanks, I’m not hungry or thirsty.”
Master Ye was a little disappointed and gave an “En.”
The present Xi Jia absolutely would have never thought that black cats could ward off evil, and his family’s Song Song was the only black cat that was terrified to that level. Then what about the elites on the Modou’s Ranking? The one that’s terrified was only Charlatan Pei. They also feared Hell King Ye, but they absolutely wouldn’t be so afraid to the point of hiding behind a metal stand and shivering.
【 Hell King Ye! He’s actually really in S City, ah! After “Ghosts Know” denied the rumor last week, I thought that article was completely fake. I didn’t expect that the matter of Hell King Ye being in S City was actually real. 】
【 Just now I called him Hell King Ye, he didn’t hear it right? I was so scared that all my small dried fish fell. 】
【 Hell King Ye definitely heard it. Fellow Daoist Li, you shouldn’t deceive others in order to deceive yourself. But, Hell King Ye’s unlikely to go as far as to argue with us over this thing. Last year, I was hunting ghosts in Haicheng and came across him once. The malicious ghost at that time was very fierce. I’m an experienced driver and nearly flipped the car.2 Fortunately, Hell King Ye arrived in time and saved my life. Afterwards, Hell King Ye also didn’t want that malicious ghost’s points, and those points all landed on my head. 】
【 Eh? Who’s the fellow daoist beside him? How come I’ve never seen him before, but he looks a bit familiar…… 】
【 I recognize him, I recognize him! Isn’t he Hell King Ye’s “future wife” from last week’s fake article?! 】
Xi Jia had never sat in a plane that flew so fast. After an hour, they arrived in Chang’an. Ye Jingzhi got off the plane first. Xi Jia was about to follow after, but he saw a youth with a buzzcut quickly walking over, rushing at him with “hehe” laughter, “What should I call this fellow daoist? Let’s add on WeChat.”
Xi Jia, “……”
What is up with this kind of “Beauty, add me on WeChat” sense of approach?!
Can your Xuanxue world even get better?!!!3
Mirror: I meant flying flying.
Mirror: *pulls out a magical carpet from his Qiankun bag* I can show you the world.
1 丙子年 Bingzi Year: The 13th year of the sexagenary year cycle. The 60 year cycle is an ancient calender that’s still in use today. Wiki page here for more info.
刀锯地狱 18th Layer of Hell: literally blade saw Hell, it’s the 18th and last layer of the 18 Layers of Hell. ↵
2 Experienced driver flipping the car: slang. He means he nearly “flipped the car” or die even though he’s experienced/familiar and knew what he was doing.↵
3 In reference to his comments of “the people of the Xuanxue world are abnormal/crazy/have a problem.” ↵