Ghosts Know What I Experienced

Chapter 65.3

Chapter 65 Part 3

No one thought that there was anything wrong with Yang Ze changing phone numbers. Three years ago, Yang Ze was number 1 on the Modou Rankings, and he still had some contact with the Xuanxue world. It was not until he became the Sect Master of Qianshan Sect that he slowly settled in D Province and stopped going out.

Yang Ze was very knowledgeable, cultured and refined, a trustworthy Celestial Master. Now, as long as he notices “Ghosts Know”’s message, it would be fine. He would most likely reply once he saw.

Cengxiu-zhenjun said, “Once Young Daoist Yang Ze replies, this daoist will personally go to D Province and see if Qianshan Sect has left any traces from 30 years ago.”

Zhufeng-zhenren nodded, “Okay, then we will currently go and see if there is anything wrong with the two pavilions of S City. If it’s truly the work of Jiu Yi Jun, then it must be related to Gu poison and Fengshui. This poor daoist knows a Celestial Master proficient in Gu poison. He’s recently in H Province, this poor daoist will send him a message asking to come and take a look.”

After confirming the matter of Qianshan Sect, everyone returned to the two pavilions themselves.

The pavilion at Peach Blossom Island, unlike the Canglang Pavilion, could casually be torn down. A group of Celestial Masters majestically flew to Peach Blossom Island. Upon arrival on the island, Cengxiu-zhenjun tore the pavilion apart with a wave of his arm.

After demolishing the pavilion, everyone took a look, “The yin energy is still too faint. There doesn’t seem to be a problem with the pavilion.”

The dismembered pavilion, “……”

There’s nothing wrong with the pavilion. Everyone carefully observed the foundation of the pavilion. After analyzing and confirming that there was no problem, a group of old Celestial Masters rushed forward, brought forth their magic weapons, and thwack thwack thwack……started to dig the soil. After everyone had dug a full 10 meters beneath the pavilion, a Celestial Master said with surprise, “There’s something! Fellow Daoists, this old man has unexpectedly found very strong yin energy, very very strong yin energy!”

Everyone rushed over and huddled around.

That Celestial Master happily scooped another layer of dirt when, all of a sudden, ice-cold lake water spurted out and shot the old Celestial Master in the face.

Old Celestial Master, “……”

The other Celestial Masters, “Cover it, cover it, hurry and cover it!”

Discovered a very strong yin energy?

Wasn’t this nonsense? The yin energy of Jingdu Lake was that strong. What did the island do to you for you to directly dig a hole through it? Of course, the yin energy would be strong once the lake water spurted out.

Ye Jingzhi wasn’t familiar with the Qianshan Sect. One, he doesn’t know Gu poison. Two, he’s not strong in Fengshui. Therefore, he went home that night, temporarily not interfering with this situation. After he returned home, he talked a little bit about today’s progress. Xi Jia was eating a peach at first. Upon hearing that the group of unreliable Celestial Masters of the Xuanxue world had actually dug a hole through Peach Blossom Island, he nearly choked.

En, the medicinal pill that the Xuanxue world distributed today, Brother Jia ate it.1

Even after demolishing the small pavilion at Peach Blossom Island and thoroughly scooping out the soil under it, the Celestial Masters didn’t discover a trace of abnormality. The yin energy of Peach Blossom Island was still very light, as if tearing down the pavilion didn’t have the slightest effect on the island.

The matter suddenly sunk into a deadlock.

The next morning, the editor of “Ghosts Know” sent Zhufeng-zhenren a message: 【 Apologies, Senior Zhufeng. Fellow Daoist Yang Ze did not reply to us. Maybe he has yet to see the message. 】

Zhufeng-zhenren, at this moment, had already sensed that something was wrong, but he still believed that the Yang Ze that Qishan-daoren and the others had described was gentle, polite, and knowledgeable and absolutely wouldn’t make trouble.

It was enough for the Qianshan Sect to have a Jiu Yi Jun. Lian Chen-zhenjun was 100% a very good person. Yang Ze couldn’t be the next Jiu Yi Jun.

However, they absolutely never expected to not even receive a message from Yang Ze after three whole days.

Cengxiu-zhenjun was unable to hold back and said, facing the numerous Celestial Masters, “This daoist and Fellow Daoist Qishan will go to D Province to directly find Young Daoist Yang Ye. As long as Qianshan Sect didn’t change locations, we went there before and could find him. Fellow Daoists, please continue to look for any abnormalities in S City.”

That night, Cengxiu-zhenjun dragged Qishan-daoren and flew to D Province, intending on getting straight to the point and finding the person.

Up to this day, Ziying had been in the human world for 7 days. Although, his strength wasn’t sufficient enough to warrant Ling Xiao’s restraint, rendering him unable to leave the Mausoleum; however, his presence was gradually weakening. The yin energy on him was no longer as solid.

Ziying said, “I must return tomorrow. Xi Jia, I am not at ease with the matter at Peach Blossom Island and the Canglang Pavilion. Would you accompany me and take a look again?”

Xi Jia gladly agreed. Ye Jingzhi came forward and took the two to these two locations.

At Peach Blossom Island, the Celestial Masters were at their wits’ end. The tourist island had already been closed for a week. Over at Canglang Pavilion, the park had also been closed for 5 days. There was no one in the garden. Since the Celestial Masters couldn’t demolish the pavilion, they left only a barrier to prevent ordinary people from straying into Canglang Pavilion.

Ye Jingzhi tapped a finger into the air and drew a golden talisman. With a ripple, the barrier broke, allowing Xi Jia’s party of three to enter.

Xi Jia and Ye Jingzhi stood inside Canglang Pavilion as Ziying started to stroll all over the garden. In the end, he returned to the pavilion. Raising his head to look at Xi Jia and Ye Jingzhi, “There’s really nothing wrong with this pavilion?”

Ye Jingzhi answered, “Canglang Pavilion is a historical relic. If not necessary, we cannot cause damage to it. However, the pavilion at Peach Blossom Island has already been taken apart. There really was nothing abnormal.”

Ziying’s lips moved slightly, but he wasn’t able to speak any words.

Seeing Ziying’s look, Xi Jia sighed in his heart at how responsible and serious Ziying was. The matters of the Xuanxue world had nothing to do with him. Perhaps in this world, besides Ling Xiao, no one could threaten the safety of the Mausoleum of the First Emperor. However, Ziying still wanted to come to Canglang Pavilion and take a look. He thought for a while and said, “Maybe there is something weird about this pavilion, and we just did not notice it. Canglang Pavilion is a garden. Peach Blossom Island is a man-made island. Their most similar trait is the ancient pavilion.”

Ye Jingzhi turned his head to look at Xi Jia, “Yes, the Fengshui layout of the two locations do not match. Only the pavilion is the same, situated at the center of the Longxue point.

Ziying asked, “Is that really the case?”

Ye Jingzhi lightly nodded, “That is true.”

Xi Jia stood at the edge of Canglang Pavilion, turning to look at the beautiful and peaceful garden. His gaze swept across the rockery of the entire garden until it returned to the pavilion. He looked up at the three characters for “Canglang Pavilion” that was inscribed on the plaque hanging high above. He was about to look back down and comfort Ziying, telling him that this matter might not necessarily be related to the Palace of Eternal Life and that he need not worry too much. However, just as Xi Jia lowered his head, his gaze brushed across the pond of scarce water filled with dried leaves.

His gaze suddenly froze. Xi Jia grabbed Ye Jingzhi’s hand, “There’s one more thing that’s exactly the same!”

Ye Jingzhi and Ziying simultaneously looked at him.

Pointing with his right hand, Xi Jia pointed at the quiet and silent pond, “There’s this lotus pond, this lotus pond that is full of dead leaves!”

The lotus pond had also been taken into consideration by the Xuanxue world Celestial Masters. It could be said that the moment they arrived at Peach Blossom Island, they had used Yin-Yang Eyes to take a look at the entire island and determined that there was nothing peculiar. Now that Xi Jia had mentioned the lotus pond, Ye Jingzhi naturally thought, “The two lotus ponds are just ordinary ponds. Senior Cengxiu and the others did not find anything unusual.”

Xi Jia also thought that it made sense and maybe he was thinking too much. But Xi Jia said, “I’ll go down and take a look.”

Ziying was a ghost. He quickly jumped into the lotus pond, passed through the dead leaves, and reached the bottom of the pond. After three minutes, he floated back up and shook his head, “There is no problem.”

Xi Jia couldn’t think of anything else that was unusual. Seeing his distressed look, Ye Jingzhi gently held his hand and said, “Jia Jia, I’ll dig into this pond and take a look.”

There was also nothing wrong with the small pavilion at Peach Blossom Island. However, for insurance, the Celestial Masters still tore it down. As for the lotus pond, it wasn’t at the crux of the Longxue point, and it also didn’t seem to be a Fengshui construct. Therefore, everyone didn’t place it in their minds, much less had the thought of digging through the pond.

However, since Xi Jia had spoken of this problem, Ye Jingzhi was determined to do it. With a flip of his hand, he took out the Qiankun bag and took out an ordinary black shell. The body of the shell was jet-black, and Ye Jingzhi opened it. Impressively, hidden inside was a black pearl. The pearl was smooth and round. As the sunlight illuminated its surface, it was completely absorbed by it.

Ye Jingzhi tapped on the pearl with a finger, and the pearl began to vibrate with a hum. In the next second, the water in the entire lotus pond shook and a stream of clear lake water flew into the pearl with a swoosh, followed by nine water dragons. The nine streams of water as thick as an arm spiraled above, itching to fly into the pearl. They were silently absorbed by the pearl. The streams gradually grew thicker, and the water in the pond gradually became less.

The last drop of water was cleanly absorbed by the pearl, and the three looked at the lotus pond again. They only saw lotus stems and leaves lying crookedly in the mud at the bottom of the pond and a few small fish flopping at the bottom of the pond, as if they did not understand why the water was suddenly gone.

This lotus pond wasn’t large, and Xi Jia can see the whole pond at a glance. Even with the pond all dug up, there was nothing amiss. Xi Jia completely gave up his unrealistic speculation, he didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry as he said, “Actually, we should dig the pond at Peach Blossom Island. In any case, this is still Canglang Pavilion’s pond. Even if it was the lotus flowers planted by people in modern times, they belong to the Canglang Pavilion.”

Brother Jia was quite concerned about preserving the historical site.

There was nothing strange found in the lotus pond either, so the three were about to return home. Ziying was still very worried, while Ye Jingzhi obediently took out the black shell and was about to put the water back when Xi Jia noticed something odd, “Eh, there’s still a flower at the bottom of the pond?”

Ye Jingzhi looked down. Sure enough, at the center of the pond, there was a single snapped red lotus flower in the silt. It seemed to have broken and fell off when it was in full bloom. For some reason, it didn’t rot, still standing straight and planted in the silt.

Xi Jia said, “In this season, I didn’t expect to still be able to see a lotus flower. That flower is quite pretty.”

Ye Jingzhi’s eyes brightened, “Jia Jia, you like lotus flowers?”

Xi Jia didn’t deny, “Besides chrysanthemums, I quite like all kinds of flowers.”

Ye Jingzhi nodded in understanding.

Xi Jia suddenly felt that something was not right, “Wait, Jingzhi, you couldn’t be thinking of……”

Before he could finish speaking, he saw Master Ye fly out as if his body was as light as a swallow with a tap of his foot, pick up the lotus flower that had fallen in the middle of the pond, and quickly fly back. Blushing slightly, he hesitated for a moment before stuffing the flower into Xi Jia’s hand, “Jia Jia, for you, flower.”

First time receiving flowers, Brother Jia also blushed, “En……”

Ziying eating dog food to the side, “……”

It was Xi Jia’s first time receiving flowers (a lotus flower is still a flower!), and it was also Ye Jingzhi’s first time giving flowers. Master Ye didn’t have such an elegant hobby and had never bought flowers. He didn’t know that sending flowers, especially roses, was required in pursuing someone. His method of wooing his wife had always been cooking good food for his wife, helping wife clean up the house, and buy whatever his wife wanted. Anyways, he got the money. Even if he was so poor with only money left, as long as wife wanted, he would have everything.

However, last month, Master Ye accompanied Xi Jia in watching an idol drama. In it, the male lead gave the female lead flowers. After receiving them, the female lead appeared to be very shy and also seemed to like the male lead more. Now that Xi Jia said that he likes lotus flowers, of course Ye Jingzhi would pick one for him.

Master Ye secretly decided in his heart: In the future, he would send flowers to Jia Jia every day, because Jia Jia’s blushing face is very beautiful!

This dog couple only knew how to give out dog food all day long. Ziying, as a single man, couldn’t bear to watch any longer, so he turned his head away to look at the lotus pond. His eyes swept through the mud at the bottom of the pond. Suddenly, he stopped his gaze, and turned his head quickly and said, “This pond suddenly doesn’t resemble the Palace of Eternal Life anymore!”

Ye Jingzhi was thinking about what flowers to give to his wife tomorrow when he heard this. He immediately turned to look at the pond.

From the Canglang Pavilion, one could clearly see the entire lotus pond. Ye Jingzhi fixed his gaze at it. Suddenly, he narrowed his eyes. With a step on the ground, the mud in the pond flew into the sky. The dark mud flew up and hovered in the middle of the air, and even the dried leaves were brought into the sky.

Xi Jia turned to look at the lotus pond in confusion. The instant he saw clearly, his eyes widened, “What is this!”

Underneath the lotus pond’s silt, rich yin energy began to billow up from the eight directions of Qian, Zhen, Kan, Gen, Kun, Xun, Li, and Dui, slowly swaying as it converged at the center of the pond——underneath the spot of that lotus flower, a fountain of dark and lightless yin energy took form. 2

If that was all, it wasn’t enough to be shocking or frightening. The most astonishing thing was that underneath the mouth of the yin energy fountain lay blackened corpses. There was a total of 27 corpses, each of them staring at the sky with wide eyes, looking above in disbelief, and dying with grievances. The strong black yin energy nourished their bodies and prevented them from rotting, thus allowing their expressions of despair and pain for Xi Jia and the others to see.

After Ye Jingzhi made sure that the yin energy didn’t take the initiative to attack, he immediately took out his phone and sent a message to Zhufeng-zhenren.

D Province.

Cengxiu-zhenjun and Qishan-daoren flew over the mountains and landed in front of an ancient Daoist temple. The two walked forward very calmly and knocked on the door, but there was no response. After knocking for a while, there was still no response.

The two looked at each other in surprise. Just as Qishan-daoren planned on directly bursting in to see what was going on, a voice carrying a smile sounded from behind them, “Senior Qishan, Senior Cengxiu, why are you here? I just came back from outside, did you come here to see me for something?”

Qishan-daoren turned his head to look. Yang Ze was coming from the distance and looking at them with his head raised, carrying a soft smile on his face.

The Author has something to say:

Mirror 【feeling wronged face】: The author seems to be addicted to the plot and won’t let me and Jiajia date……

C+: Believe it or not, if you don’t start the car before the end and let me get on our family’s innocent Master Ye, the readers will definitely send razor blades.

Fuwa: So, you like the position from above, heiheihei……

Translator’s Notes:

1 Refresher: Medicinal Pill sounds the same as “done for” in Chinese. Xi Jia nearly choked XD ↵

2 Parts of the Bagua/Eight Trigrams. Qian = South, Zhen = North-east, Kan = West, Gen = North-west, Kun = North, Xun = South-west, Li = East, and Dui = South-east. ↵

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