The yellow-dressed woman saw Li Yundong's initial temptation, but after Zi Yuan had said a few words, Li Yundong hesitated again. She cried and said, "I heard that Zhenren Li is a kind, broad-minded cultivator, so I took the risk of asking you for help. I never would have expected that Zhenren Li would be the same as the other cultivators. You would rather sit and watch us legendary creatures who have never done anything bad be bullied by others, while overlooking the actual villains committing crimes."
This sentence immediately moved Li Yundong. He suddenly remembered the words he had spoken upon meeting Dorjee Tenzin in Tibet: "In fact, the most terrible thing in this world is not demons but human beings! When humans do evil, they are a hundred times more vicious than demons! Therefore, if demons do good deeds, not only will I not subdue them, I will actually protect them. If people do evil things, I will not only not repair the mistakes, but I will also enforce justice on the perpetrators on the behalf of heaven!"
Thinking of this, Li Yundong no longer hesitated and said, "You don't have to provoke me with words. Lead the way, and I will come later."
The yellow-dressed woman was immediately overjoyed. She sobbed and bent her body into a bow. "Thank you for saving my life again, Zhenren Li!"
Li Yundong waved his hand and said, "You don't need to thank me so soon. If what you said is true, maybe I'll take care of it. But if you're lying to me, you may well have brought Death upon yourself!"
The woman dressed in yellow sighed and said, "You will find out whether or not it is true right after you arrive." As she spoke, she turned into a beam of yellow light and flew into the air, but then remained motionless. Obviously, she was waiting for Li Yundong.
Li Yundong turned to look at Zi Yuan and said, "This matter was caused by me. I thought that Su Chan was being besieged in Xiyuan Temple, so I forced my way in. As a result, I accidentally released the two snake demons. If they truly are evil demons, I will be responsible for catching them again. If they are actually innocent and kind, I can't allow some evil cultivators to kill them. You should go back to the secret room in the cave first. I will return soon."
Zi Yuan sighed and said, "You're more like some kind of a Robin Hood than an ascetic cultivator. Anyway, I'll go with you. You've just entered the Sixth Cultivation and the Yin Spirit is still very weak. If someone uses Magic to attack you, you won't stand much of a chance. Let's go together so we can take care of each other."
Li Yundong was overjoyed by this idea. He broke out into a hearty laugh and said, "I think you are the one who is cold-faced but warm-hearted. You have a mean mouth, but your heart is softer than anyone else's."
Zi Yuan smiled at his response and said simply, "Let's go."
The two people quickly turned into blue lights and rose into the air. The woman dressed in yellow, who had been waiting all this time, saw them following and quickly flew north.
When it came to flying speed, Spirit was the fastest. In the blink of an eye, he could traverse dozens of miles. In less than half an hour, Li Yundong and Zi Yuan followed the yellow-dressed woman all the way to Xinbin, where they landed in a deep forest. There were houses at the foot of the mountain.
The yellow-dressed woman said, "The bodies of my husband and me are hidden in this mountain, and the cultivators who besieged us are on the other side of it. Please carry out justice, Zhenren Li!"
After that, she headed more deeply into the mountain and disappeared.
Li Yundong frowned. When he flew to the top of the mountain, he saw some torches on the other side of it and could hear a faint voice carrying through the air.
Following him up to the peak, Zi Yuan couldn't help but frown slightly. "They seem to be cultivators from the Great Six."
Li Yundong said in a deep voice, "Let's go and have a look!"
Zi Yuan nodded. They each held their breath and descended to the foot of the mountain. When they were twenty meters away from each other, they heard a clear voice.
"Do these two stinky snakes think we won't be able to do anything to them if they hide in a hole?"
"The people from the Jinshan Sect have been in there for two hours. Why hasn't there been any movement?"
"Hah! Didn't the Jinshan Sect specialize in the art of earth hiding? I'm afraid that they will go straight for the snake's belly this time!"
"B*stard, why are you people from Donghua Sect rejoicing in other's misfortune? If you think you have the ability, try doing it yourself!"
The people were getting rowdy when they heard an old voice in the crowd. Li Yundong looked through the cover of the dense forest and saw Zheng Yuan from the Yin Yang Sect based in Mount Wuhua standing among the crowd, stroking his beard. Next to him was a tall girl with a bewitchingly beautiful appearance. It was Ding Nan.
As soon as Li Yundong saw Zheng Yuan, he said angrily in a low voice: "This bastard stole Mo Ahshi's mother's Threaded Hairpin of Traversing Soul right from under my nose! I'll just get it back from him!"
"Calm down. Let's listen to what they are saying," Zi Yuan advised cautiously.
Li Yundong suppressed his anger and listened carefully to Zheng Yuan's words.
Zheng Yuan continued, "Please just calm down and listen to me."
Some surrounding cultivators who hailed from small sects and who were relatively weak began saying one after another, "Senior Zheng, please uphold justice!"
"That's right. Senior Zheng, you were the one who discovered the tracks of these two snake demons. You should be in charge!"
When the cultivators of the Great Six heard that, they shouted, "It's not Yin Yang Sect's turn to handle this!
"Since we of the Great Six have not spoken, Yin Yang Sect should stand aside!
"So, Senior Zheng, now's the time for you to step aside and have a rest! Allow the Great Six to show you what they can do!"
Zheng Yuan did not get angry when he heard the clamor around him. Instead, he said in a clear voice, "My brothers of the Tao, if we make a fuss here we'll keep on arguing until tomorrow morning. Why don't we try our best to kill these two stinky snakes first before getting into a quarrel?"
His words made the other cultivators nod their heads and say, "That's reasonable enough. Let's deal with the two stinky snakes first!"
"Right. You Great Six are always quarreling, yet you don't want to defeat each other. Are you each waiting for a chance to show your strength? Forget it, and don't mess with each other!"
"Bastard, which sect are you from? How dare you sow discord!"
Li Yundong saw that there were at least forty to fifty cultivators surrounding the foot of the mountain, and most of them were cultivators from the various sects that had participated in the siege of Fox Zen School. He sneered internally and said in a low voice, "Did these guys come here to enforce justice on behalf of heaven by subduing demons? I'm afraid that there'll be more than a few people slyly taking advantage of the situation!"
Zi Yuan said lightly, "It's normal for the Great Six to get involved. Moreover, these two golden snakes are precious. It's not surprising that they are walking in the secular world and attracting the greed of cultivators. "
Li Yundong's face was transformed by an ugly sneer. He glanced around and said in a low voice, "There are forty or fifty people here, and there are at least seven or eight good cultivators. In addition, Zheng Yuan is not easy to deal with. I think we may not be a match for him. Unless we fight with two golden snakes, we should have a chance at winning."
Zi Yuan immediately shook her head and said in warning, "No. Even if you can drive them away, in the future you will be accused of colluding with the evildoers and making yourself an enemy of the Great Six. At that time, the Great Six will send out elites to attack you again. Although you are powerful, you won't be able to defeat all of them."
Li Yundong snorted and said, "You think I'd be afraid of them?"
Zi Yuan said, "Don't underestimate the Great Six. Although they are still very repressed, in the past few thousand years, the Great Six have been spreading their branches everywhere. No one knows how rich they are. Even our Zhengyi School doesn't dare to turn against them. Last time, when the Great Six besieged Fox Zen School, most of their people were members of the younger generation. The real Masters didn't come. If you make them angry and all the Masters come over, even Zhengyi School won't be able to bear it."
After a pause, she continued, "The most important thing is just that you and I don't show up directly. We only need to drive them away."
Li Yundong asked, "How can we possibly drive these greedy guys away without showing up?"
The corners of Zi Yuan's mouth curled up as a confident smile appeared on her face. "Golden Snakes are demons with extreme power. Even if they don't transform into their human forms, they are still very powerful when they don't use Magic. However, cultivators have one special characteristic: they don't dare use Magic or magical items for fear of attracting divine punishment. Therefore, as long as I summon a rain of lightning, these cultivators will likely not dare to use Magic or magical items. I believe that if these two golden snakes aren't stupid, they will immediately leap out and chase the cultivators away."
Li Yunqi said, "You can summon the wind and the rain? Why haven't I seen you use such powerful Magic before?"
Zi Yuan smiled and said, "Zhuge Liang practiced this technique for several days in a row while he was seeking the east wind. It turns out that it will take a lot of time to use this technique without using the power of a magical item. If I want to practice it, it will cost me a lot of time, at least an hour, and I must not be disturbed during the process, or my effort will go to waste."
Li Yundong said flatly, "Then hurry up and practice that Magic. I'll protect you in the meanwhile."
Zi Yuan nodded and sat down cross-legged. Pinching a finger-seal with both hands, she closed her eyes and settled into her meditation.
Li Yundong could feel that after Zi Yuan began meditating, her whole body began to exude a gentle power. Although this power was not very strong or turbulent, it was like a moistening spring rain. Bit by bit, it penetrated the ground and spread.
After a while, Li Yundong found that the moisture on the ground was getting denser and denser, and the dew on the leaves in the forest was gathering more and more. Li Yundong's heart shifted, and he suddenly understood that the principle of wind and rain-summoning magic was to urge the moisture from the ground to rise into the air so that the clouds would grow heavy enough with water to swell and trigger a storm.
Just as he was thinking this, as expected, traces of white gas from the ground began constantly forming and rising into the air. It lasted for about half an hour. Before long, Li Yundong felt a slight breeze blowing over his cheek. He thought of something and said, "It's windy!"
The wind moved the clouds, the clouds moved the rain, then the clouds and rain moved the thunder and lightning together!
At this moment, Zheng Yuan and the other cultivators from various cultivation sects were busy blocking the entrance to the cave, discussing what kind of Magic they should use to deal with the two stinky snakes. They did not notice the strange situation around them at all.
One of the cultivators saw that they were still chattering endlessly, so he said impatiently, "Are you done blathering on? I wouldn't be surprised if the two stinky snakes have already run away!"
Immediately, another one of the cultivators scoffed. "Don't be silly. Their Yin Spirits might be able to escape, but their bodies are trapped. If they physically move, won't all of us cultivators be aware?"
At this time, Zheng Yuan said loudly, "My fellow Taoist friends, if we continue to talk like this, we don't know when it will come to an end. I think if we take out our Magic Treasures and have the ability to be complacent, we can call them to the dilemma at the entrance of the cave. What do you think?"
When the other cultivators heard that, they all nodded and said affirmatively, "Good idea!"
But there were also a few who didn't agree, one of whom remarked, "That's all well and good, but how are we going to divide the treasures when we catch the two stinky snakes?"
Zheng Yuan pondered the issue for a moment before saying, "At that time, it won't be too late for us to compete with each other. If we fight now, won't we be letting the two stinky snakes take advantage of the situation to sneak out?"
When the other cultivators heard this, they could think of no good rebuttal and all responded, "Okay, that's it!"
All of a sudden, these cultivators activated their own magic weapons and charged towards a secret cave entrance. This cave entrance was only the size of a basketball, but when the magical item hit its surface, it revealed a golden shield wall. It was as if a firm, solid barrier had appeared, preventing these cultivators from entering.
Li Yundong saw that the colorful magic weapons at the foot of the mountain were taking turns to bombard the hole and the golden barrier was getting weaker and weaker. Obviously, it could not hold on for much longer.
Li Yundong knew that this wasn't good. However, when he saw that Zi Yuan still needed to practice for quite some time, he hesitated over whether or not he should go and stop them.
But at this time, Ding Nan, who had been doing nothing in the field, suddenly felt a drop of water on her face. She couldn't help but look up, touch the droplet on her cheek, and ask curiously, "Is it raining?"
Upon hearing this, Zheng Yuan was stunned and said, "It's raining?"
His nose twitched and he suddenly became vigilant. "No, the air wasn't this wet a moment ago! Could it be someone practicing Magic nearby?"
Zheng Yuan shouted loudly, "My brothers in the Tao, someone has been practicing Magic nearby trying to summon the wind and thunder. Please look around to see if anyone has practiced Magic! If you discover someone, kill them immediately!"
After he had finished speaking, the cultivators immediately shouted, "Okay, let's look around!"
Upon hearing this, Li Yundong no longer hesitated. He immediately jumped into the field and shouted, "Stop!"