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You do not have magical skills
Please stay behind Qing Xue and I
This place is fishy
Leave immediately if in danger
What now, Su Su?
Watch out, Qing Xue!
Why are both of you tied up too?
I was hoping both of you to come to my rescue!
It was you again!
Why did you do this?
I do not want to either
Blame it on your curiosity
Blame it on your curiosity
You lured us here...
...knowing that there's a vine monster here
You've figured out long ago...
...that I'm not ordinary
But why do you still choose to trust me?
Because you once saved me...
...and Lan Sheng
You've also been safeguarding Gan Quan Village
I don't think you're bad
What's good? What's bad?
I don't want to be a bad guy too
But I don't have a choice
You have a choice
It's up to you to be kind or evil
No one can decide it for you except yourself
My current decision...
...is to not let anyone know this secret
It's not too late to turn back
Come back! Hey!
Xiang Ling and I are not married yet!
And I have lots of things I have yet to tell my sister!
And I have many magical skills I have yet to learn!
I wonder what's wrong
Why would Luo Yun Ping keep a vine monster below the temple?
What do you mean 'keeping a monster'?
He, himself, is a monster!
I don't blame you, Xiang Ling!
It's that monster's fault!
He looks kind on the outside but is actually evil at heart
Lots of the village folks must have been fooled by him
I won't let him off when I get out of here
That's if you can get out
Did you notice the ground?
There are skeletons and dead bodies all over the place
I believe this tree monster...
...fed on these people
If we stay here for long,
we'll certainly end up like them
Quick! Let me down!
Xiang Ling! Xiang Ling!
You're so noisy! You'll drive us nuts before the monster kill all of us
What do you think we should do then?
Think of something, Tusu!
I don't want to die here
Particularly not by suffocation!
If other ghosts see me in that state when I'm dead,
how can I stand that?
What's that glow?
It's a jade piece
See if it could be of use
Where did you get it?
I picked it up here
It looks similar to Shao Gong's piece
No wonder Gan Quan Village is having a dry spell
Most probably the vine monster has absorbed all the essence of the earth using the jade ornament
...causing the place to be barren and uncultivatable
If only it's just consuming the essence of the earth
But it's feeding on us now!
Why does the vine monster have so many faces?
They're not the vine monster
They're victims of the monster
Why are they staring at me?
I wasn't the killer
The vine monster feeds on spiritual power
You're holding its feeding tool
Of course all eyes are on you
Doesn't that mean I'm stealing a bone from a dog?
We can't stay here for long doing nothing
Why not have Ah Xiang go out and get help?
If Ah Xiang take months to find help,
there won't be anything left of us!
Perhaps I can give it a try
Lan Sheng, pass me the jade ornament
Don't worry. If I can kill the wolf spirit at Tie Zhu Temple...
...with the sword force in my body,
...I can do the same thing here...
...to kill the vine monster
No! You barely recovered. You shouldn't use the sword force anymore
Who knows, the vine monster may go berserk when it consumes the sword aura. We could take the chance to escape then
Did any of you see a young man with a big sword?
Did any of you see a young man with a sword?
Go away, go away! Seriously!
Who are you looking for?
Did you see a young man with a sword?
Do you mean brother Tusu?
He was here a few days ago
They have indeed taken shelter at my place for some time
But not long ago, they left with a man called Shao Gong
I've never heard of him from Tusu
How does he look like?
They left at night
It was too dark so I didn't have a good look
When they left,
did they say where they'll go?
They seem to have mentioned about...
... going to Jiang Du!
Can you tell me...
when he left this sword behind,
did he say anything?
Not a word. He left in a hurry
...and seems to have forgotten his sword
I only found this when I cleaned up the room the next day
Since you're his friend, can you pass it to him?
He's where the sword is. Tusu will never leave his sword
He must be in this village
Tell me, where is he?
Monster! Run, quick!
Help! It's too high!
Tusu! I'm scared of heights!
Didn't you say it will release us after it absorbs your sword aura?
Enough! Shut up!
Dad! Mom! I'm your son, Yun Ping!
Please stop harming people! Please stop hurting our folks!
-Qing Xue! - Sister Hong Yu!
You alright, Xiang Ling?
- Su Su! - Everyone alright?
Be careful, Tusu!
Please don't hurt my father and mother
Father and mother?
Actually, they are my adoptive parents
Do monsters adopt people?
Are you a monster or human then? Or only they are monsters?
I was initially an isatis root on a mountain
After hundred years of cultivation,
I became a human
Normally, it takes thousand years of cultivation
How come you could...
There is this piece of jade...
...below my root
I guess it's due to the power of this jade piece
When I just turned into a human,
I was only an infant
Why do I hear the cries of a baby?
-It's there -Let's go and look
This child is quite energetic
I was at the time, an innocent and simple-minded child
My adoptive parents raised me up
They taught me to be filial and kind
Time to eat, dad and mom!
This child has grown up. He has become more filial
It's not serious. You'll be fine after taking this medicine
Please take a sit
Remember to take it before meals
Where did you feel unwell?
I have been losing appetite
I can't eat anything.
In that case...
It's not serious
Have some water, dad
Some time later,
my parents began to get old
Their health deteriorated
Dad! Are you alright?
Drink up all the medicine
Take your medicine
I don't want to see them age and die
In order to repay them for bringing me up, I was determined to produce an elixir that could prolong life
I looked for herbs everywhere
Eventually with the help of the jade ornament,
I concocted a few elixirs
...and gave it to my parents
Time to take your medicine, dad, mom!
You'll recover after taking this medicine
Both of them collapsed after taking the medicine
So they turned into monsters
At that time,
they just fed on raw meat
But their appetite grew
So they stole the cattles for food
The village folks believed their cattles were eaten by beasts from the woods
I'm not sure if they were clear-headed at that time
But I'm sure...
...they hadn't hurt anyone
-I've lost several pigs... -Have you heard about it?
-Old Sun's pig has gone missing again -Really?
It was fast...
Physician Luo! Physician Luo!
Be quiet, dad, mom!
Be quiet, okay? Be quiet
Open the door, Physician Luo!
-Be quiet - It's me!
Are your parents home?
They're not home. Please go back
Come again another day, alright?
So you keep them in the cave?
I thought that they won't hurt anyone if I keep them there
I could also take the opportunity to find a cure
So the medicine you gave Su Su is to soothe the evil force
No wonder it works
It only worked temporarily
Dad and mom grew as the time passed
The vines intertwined with their flesh
And they fused together bit by bit
After that, they turned into a vine monster
There aren't any food in the cave,
...they turned to eat each other
Vines became their skin and their bodies as its viscera. They're really pitiful
I would sneaked in some chickens and ducks to feed them
But as the number of livestock in the village decreases,
the folks started to get suspicious
I almost became a member of those dead fowls
Are you out of your mind?
Keeping such a disgusting monster
They're not monsters
Their looks may have changed but they're still human. They're my family
Even so, it should not have hurt anyone!
To think that Xiang Ling trust you so much! So does Tusu and us!
All the village folks trust you! How can you let them down?
So the reason this land is so barren...
...is because the vine monster has drained out all its spiritual power?
No wonder you want the villagers to move out
It's to protect the old folks here, am I right?
My parents wouldn't be in this state if not because of me
The villagers wouldn't have been hurt either
It was because you made the elixirs with this jade ornament
And not entirely your fault
Anyway, I'll make it up to the village folks
Are you sure?
This whole incident started because of me so it's natural that I have to be the one to end it
You're a kind man, brother Luo
This mistake was unintentional
It may be unintentional but I have after all, hurt the villagers
and also caused Xiang Ling to be drained of all her cultivation and energy
I must take responsibility and stop my parents from bringing more harm
Even though mother and father lost their minds and became demons
I'm still their son, I cannot be unfilial
So, before I die
At the very least I hope
to be with them a little longer
Do you remember what you said to me before?
This is the road I can choose for myself
Are you satisfied with my choice?
Thank you for believing in me
This jade ornament piece is very important to me
I will take it
But I'm the one who found it
It is hard to estimate the power of the jade ornament
You must use it carefully
Before I leave you, there is one more thing I must do
What did you do to Tusu?
It's okay. I understand
He just gave his inner cultivation to Tusu
This is my cultivation pearl
From the moment I saved you,
I felt that there was murderous and demonic aura inside you. Even though I don't know
Why there would there be two demonic auras inside your body,
If it goes on like this, it'll be hard for you to avoid being controlled by it
and lose your human heart. My cultivation pearl can help you calm the murderous aura inside you.
Even though it cannot completely eradicate it, but it can help ease a little of the pain inside you
From now on, you must carefully look after your body
You must not set off the murderous aura
This is a life saving favor
that I won't get a chance to return
This doesn't really count as saving your life
I can only help you a little
From now on, if you live or die, happily or not,
will all depend on you
You should all go back now