Cultivate, Sign In, And Be Rewarded Handsomely - Chapter 382
Chapter 382: Guests
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
The towering mountain range on the westernmost side of the continent.
This had always been a barrier that isolated the biting wind from the Golden Light River in the west. It did not turn the entire continent into a desert.
But today, the originally motionless mountain suddenly began to shake slowly.
On the other side of the mountain, the side that was originally very steep was even hollowed out by the countless violent winds.
This originally continuous mountain range was only left with a shell. There was still a thin layer left, barely blocking the sweeping wind. The exposed stone part on it was still turning into sand from the strong wind. It turned into sand that fell to the ground and became a part of the expanding desert.
The demon beasts on the mountain fled in groups towards the east without looking back. These demon beasts had no reluctance to leave this home that they had lived in for several generations. They only wanted to escape as soon as possible.
After standing here for thousands of years, this huge mountain range that stretched for thousands of kilometers was about to be completely corroded by the wind.
Ye Qiluo looked solemnly at the beast tide in the northwest.
In the northwest, there were countless demon beasts living in such a huge wilderness. Now, these demon beasts seemed to be possessed. They all wanted to enter the human city.
In the past, they did not want to live under the jurisdiction of humans, but after that incident, they wanted to find a safe refuge.
Ye Qiluo was very conflicted. She did not know if she should let these guys in. These demon beasts were too huge. Even though their Sea City had already been properly managed, they were still in good order.
However, if she rashly let so many demon beasts in, even she could not predict what the outcome would be.
“City Lord, from the results of the spies, it seems that the desert has spread.”
“But the desert has been isolated for thousands of years. Why did it suddenly spread over now? Where did that mountain range go?”
“The strongest person we sent out is only in the Spirit Transformation realm. They can’t enter the hinterlands of the desert at all. According to their calculations, the desert has probably already spread out for hundreds of miles.”
“There’s no sign of it stopping?”
“In the current situation, there’s still no sign of stopping. I’m afraid it will continue to expand to the periphery, even though we’re south of its expansion path. However, it’s hard to say if it will spread to us.”
Ye Qiluo’s expression was solemn. Was she going to leave these demon beasts outside the city just like that?
This was the largest problem Ye Qiluo had encountered since she took over Sea City. They had to send someone with enough ability to check why the mountain range in the west suddenly lost its isolation function.
“Send a few experts at the peak of the Spirit Transformation realm with sufficient protection to enter the hinterlands of the desert and find the reason why the mountain range was split.”
“Yes, City Lord!”
The guard captain asked worriedly, “Should we report this matter to Ping City? If Ping City can send reinforcements, our pressure should be much lower.”
Ye Qiluo looked in the direction of Ping City from afar. If Li Yunqing was here, he would definitely be able to resolve these matters.
“Contact Ping City as soon as possible. If the speed of the desert’s expansion doesn’t stop, it’s very likely to sweep through the entire continent. It’s necessary to let them know in advance.”
“Alright, City Lord. I’ll send someone to inform City Lord Hu.”
Ye Qiluo looked at the tide of demon beasts below and instructed, “Build a wall thirty miles away from the city wall. No matter what, when the sandstorm comes, you have to isolate it thirty miles away from Sea City.”
“If it’s a building of this level, what kind of team do you think we should find?”
“I heard that there are many talents in Sea City now. They seem to have many empty people.”
“That’s true. Ping City built a huge project some time ago, but they suddenly stopped. There are indeed many people who came to our place to look for opportunities. City Lord, do you think we can give them this opportunity?”
Ye Qiluo thought for a moment. It seemed that the matter of the yellow sand spreading could not be avoided no matter what. Instead of doing such trouble one by one, she might as well make a trip personally.
“Get ready to measure the results and calculate the number of demon beasts outside. Get this data ready and bring a pair of people to Ping City in four hours.”
In the City Lord Manor of Ping City.
Hu Jiujiu looked at the image transmitted from the crystal ball in front of her and her dark expression gradually turned solemn.
When her subordinates came to report this matter, Hu Jiujiu did not feel much. They were powerful enough now, a hundred times stronger than the humans before.
Therefore, she did not take this matter seriously.
However, after witnessing the situation there with her own eyes, even Hu Jiujiu could not be optimistic.
The destructive power of the storm pushed out by this desert was too great. Even ordinary Spirit Transformation Realm experts would find it difficult to withstand the invasion of this sandstorm.
There was even less to say about the cultivators below.
As long as it was a cultivator below the Spirit Transformation realm, no matter what protective equipment they used, none of them could come out.
The scene they were playing now was a group of demon beasts. There were thousands of them. These thousands of demon beasts were caught up by a faster sandstorm and were swept into it.
Not only was the sandstorm slowly advancing, but it also turned into an even more violent wind that swept everything it encountered into powder.
When the thousands of demon beasts were swept into the storm, they could first see huge figures clearly inside, one after another. Then, the black shadows became very small. Then, the black shadows gradually spread out and finally fused with the storm.
It only took half an hour for such a huge group to turn into dust. It didn’t even take long to watch the entire process before they could watch how these fellows died.
Such a terrifying scene could not happen to humans.
“City Lord, Sea City will bear the brunt of the sandstorm. We have to help Sea City.”
“Of course we have to help Sea City, but we can’t take this help for granted. Aren’t we being too generous by helping Sea City every time?”
The two participants in the meeting room fell into an argument because of different opinions.
“This is a huge matter that concerns the survival of the human race. I thought that we shouldn’t think about benefits anymore. Instead, we should consider how to resolve the trouble in front of us first and how to block the sandstorm outside.”
“That’s easy for you to say. If we don’t consider this, the wealth accumulated in Ping City will be squandered soon. At that time, will others be so generous?”
Both sides refused to give in.
After being the City Lord for more than half a year, Hu Jiujiu’s temperament had changed significantly compared to before. Now, she was even more stable. She did not panic in the face of this argument.
Li Yuanqing must be thinking that all the humans in the Demon Realm were united. However, what those people said was not completely unreasonable.
After all, this was three cities, not one. If it was an entire city, Hu Jiujiu could naturally shelter it very generously.
However, since they were three separate cities, the interests were naturally divided. Since it concerned the interests of every city, they had to make it clear in black and white first so that there would be fewer disputes and not be good people for no reason.
Their argument continued for a long time without any conclusion. Hu Jiujiu looked at their argument and could not say anything new, so she stopped them.
“Our philosophy has always been that the entire human race in the Demon Realm is a unified entity, so we must save them.”
“City Lord, we didn’t say that we wouldn’t save them. We just have to make things clear. We can’t save them for no reason.”
“Of course. I have to help them tide over the crisis while making things clear. That’s not wrong.”
“Then what does the City Lord think we should do now?”
Hu Jiujiu looked at the scene in the image and nodded slightly. “I believe there must be someone more anxious than us now. We don’t have to panic. I believe it won’t be long before they send someone over to discuss.”
As soon as Hu Jiujiu finished speaking, a young man hurriedly walked in.
This young man was an outstanding student of their academy and had learned some skills in array formations. He had been arranged by Hu Jiujiu to be by her side and was currently familiarizing himself with the work of the City Lord Manor.
The man whispered something into Hu Jiujiu’s ear.
Hu Jiujiu’s lips curled up slightly as she looked at everyone present.
“Senators, I think we should end today’s meeting. We still have to entertain the guests of Sea City.”
“They’re here already?”
“The City Lord is wise!”
“City Lord, you’re smart. You’ve just said this, and they’ve already arrived at the door. You’re really amazing.”
They were all very shocked by this. Could it be that Hu Jiujiu had figured out their thoughts? Before they could finish speaking, the other party had already arrived at the door.
In another wide meeting room, everyone from Sea City, led by Ye Qiluo, sat upright and waited for Hu Jiujiu’s arrival.
“Sister Ye, how’s the situation on your side? I heard that there are hundreds of thousands of demon beasts gathered outside. I’m afraid it will be chaotic if this continues.”
Little Man had a very close relationship with Ye Qiluo to begin with. This time, Ye Qiluo had personally arrived at Ping City. When Little Man received the news, she rushed over to entertain her personally.
Ye Qiluo looked at Little Man with a serious expression and shook her head. “I have to find a place for these demon beasts to stay. If I don’t settle them down properly, Sea City will collapse.”
“If I had known earlier, I would have designed another layer of the array formation. It seems that the city protection array in Sea City is still a little weak. I should have invested more.”
Little Man muttered, as if she blamed herself.
Ye Qiluo looked at this little sister and carefully stroked her head. “Sister Little Man, you’re a meritorious minister. If not for you, Sea City would have long been in chaos. Your array formation has been the most outstanding work. It’s just that there are too many demon beasts outside. Who would have thought that such a thing would happen?”
Little Man still pouted in self-reproach. “Master told me to think more about it, but I didn’t expect that I would still miscalculate. I thought that the other side had already settled down, so the array formation designed was mainly a short-term powerful defense. If those hundreds of thousands of demon beasts don’t leave, I’m afraid it will really be dangerous.”
Ye Qiluo also treated the Man-eating Vine as her biological sister. Seeing how sad her little sister was, she could not help but comfort her. “Little Man, these have nothing to do with you. I’ve already arranged for my subordinates to settle them down.”
Just as the two sisters were chatting intimately, Hu Jiujiu walked in with a gust of wind and the group of strategists behind her.
“Looks like I came at the wrong time.”
Hu Jiujiu walked straight to Ye Qiluo and smiled at the sisters sitting next to each other.
Little Man’s heart softened. She looked up at Hu Jiujiu pitifully. “Sister, let’s help Sister Ye. I already have a rough outline of the array formation that can block the yellow sand. It seems like the yellow sand is quite strong. We need to go there and observe before we can decide on the final plan.”
Hu Jiujiu smiled, revealing her white teeth.
“We will definitely help Sea City because the entire human race is a single entity. If any city is damaged, it will be a disaster.”
Little Man stood up happily and looked at Hu Jiujiu. “Then I’ll go back with Sister Ye tomorrow. I’ll improve the Great City Protection Formation early and build a fortress from outside to block the yellow sand.”
Hu Jiujiu changed the topic and pulled Little Man to her side.
“We feel that the most important thing now is to consider the safety of the humans in Sea City. We can talk about everything else. There’s no hurry.”
“How can there be no hurry?” Little Man pouted and said unhappily, “I saw that the yellow sand could penetrate such a huge mountain. There must be something fishy. I have to go and take a look early.”
Ye Qiluo held Little Man’s hand and comforted her. “It’s fine. I’ve already sent someone to investigate. I believe there will be results soon. I’ll inform you immediately.”
“City Lord Ye is really a meticulous person.”
“Back then, I was very terrified when Young Master Li handed such a heavy responsibility to me. I hope I won’t disappoint you.”
“Sister Ye, Master always talks about you. Do you want to come with me to see Master?”