Chapter 8 — Tier II Elemental Wind Pill
At the beginning, victims of this poison would retain the same physique as any other healthy individual, but when consumed perennially, the poison would force the victim’s constitution to gradually collapse, reducing them to a weak and morbid state; no different from an invalid.
Since the start of Yun Wu’s acquired memories, she was known to have a feeble physique, which meant she had been poisoned at birth.
To be so cruel; who could have done it?
Anyhow, regardless of who, they must belong to Yun Manor; it would be impossible for an outsider to make the former Yun Wu unwittingly ingest over a decade’s worth of poison. The culprit had better pray they don’t get discovered by her, because if they did, she would definitely feed them a taste of how being corroded by poison felt.
Yun Qing Er’s current mood was especially foul. The reason being: earlier that afternoon, His Highness the Crown Prince had sent a few people to Yun Manor and arranged for a lake outing with Yun Lingshui and Yun Xing Er while Yun Qing Er herself received a cold reception. So after that, how could she be feeling good?
Normally, she would head for the back mountain and cool down by whipping the sickly Yun Wu; unfortunately, that good-for-nothing had died.
When Yun Qing Er saw the languid figure lazing on top of a rock, her expression shifted slightly. She halted her steps, and her anger also ceased.
Her eyesight wasn’t failing her, right? She squeezed her eyes shut and reopened them again, only to see the same sight in front of her.
Yun Qing Er stretched out her hand, pulled a maidservant to her side, and then pointed in Yun Wu’s direction. “What do you see?”
“It’s Ninth, Ninth Miss!” The maidservant’s voice was trembling while visible shock was equally present on the other maidservants’ faces.
The Ninth Miss’s demise and her body being thrown off a cliff to feed magical beasts was something everyone in the manor knew about.
“Fifth Sister, it’s only been a few days since we last saw each other, do you not recognize me anymore?” Yun Wu’s soft voice drifted by like a zephyr.
Yun Qing Er’s eyes flashed with panic, and astonishment and disbelief quickly followed.
“You, you’re actually not dead? How is that possible?”
“If I died, you wouldn’t have anyone to bully anymore. You wouldn’t be able to hit me and blow off your anger, so wouldn’t Fifth Sister be disappointed?” Yun Wu said as she slowly rose from the rock and flexed her shoulders. Then, she smiled and lifted her eyes to lazily look at Yun Qing Er.
Yun Qing Er met her gaze and suddenly couldn’t resist a shudder. She scrutinized Yun Wu, confused.
Without a doubt, Yun Wu’s appearance did not differ from how she looked before; sickly without a trace of battle spirit. Despite that, the current Yun Wu made Yun Qing Er feel a vague sense of danger.
However, rage then started brewing in Yun Qing Er’s heart. She was already in a bad mood, and now she had discovered, not only was this good-for-nothing still alive, but she also dared to speak to her in such a taunting manner.
How could Yun Qing Er, someone who was pampered since birth, tolerate that?
She drew out her whip and simultaneously released a round of yellow battle spirit. The straight whip arched towards Yun Wu as an angered voice spoke. “Good-for-nothing, you actually didn’t die and dared to speak to this miss like that—looks like you’re tired of living. Last time, I couldn’t finish you off; this time, this miss will definitely beat you to death!”
Yun Wu’s body flickered.
Crash! The whip smacked against the ground, making dust surge up and leaving a long, deep imprint in its wake.
Seeing this, murderous intent rose in Yun Wu’s eyes. If it had been the previous Yun Wu, this one lash would’ve split her in half. Since Yun Qing Er was going to be this ruthless, then don’t blame Yun Wu for being cruel.
When the whip came down again, Yun Wu did not retreat; instead, she advanced. Quick as lightning, she wielded her dagger and forced it against Yun Qing Er’s throat, knowing whips were only suitable for long-range combat; once the opponent entered close proximity, the weapon would be rendered useless.
A glint of surprise appeared on Yun Qing Er’s face, as she didn’t expect the good-for-nothing Yun Wu to be so agile.
However, it did not take long for Yun Qing Er to react. The instant Yun Wu’s dagger approached her neck, a rush of yellow battle spirit flare out from within her, coating her body in what seemed like an invulnerable suit of armor1.
Not only did her dagger shatter, but Yun Wu’s body was also forced back several paces, eliciting from her heart a ghost of surprise.
Rank Two Practitioner’s defense ability?
The Yun Qing Er from Yun Wu’s acquired memories had not broken through Rank Two yet. However, judging from the current situation, perhaps she had already broken through Rank Two and was simply hiding her true strength.
With Yun Qing Er’s temperament, such perseverance was impossible, which meant someone was guiding her.
Who? Could it be Yun Wu’s poisoner?
That possibility turned Yun Wu’s eyes even colder as a haze of brutality draped over Yun Qing Er’s face. She looked as though she had discovered something of vital importance, and that ‘something’ had angered her greatly.
“Slut, not only did you not die, but you became so agile too? Looks like the Tier II Elemental Wind Pill I lost was stolen and eaten by you!”
Last time in the Dragon Pavilion Auction House, she had spent all of her savings to attain a Tier II Elemental Wind Pill and intended to consume it once she broke through Rank Two; that way, she would be able to increase the speed of her dual attacks. However, only after she broke through did she find out that her pill had up and flown away without wings2.
Now, seeing Yun Wu alive and so nimble, Yun Qing Er couldn’t help but associate it with her missing pill. This, she could not let go. That was a Tier II Elemental Wind Pill—Tier II, ah.