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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
Susu, happy birthday!
Today's not my birthday
Besides, I don't even know when it is
Today is this village's birthday
So it's also your birthday
A whole new life
I guess if you put it this way, it counts as well
I just don't know if it's a good or bad thing
I initially thought
there is nothing on earth
that can both be a blessing and a curse.
Luo Yun Ping's parents became demons because of the jade ornament, and also created a huge mess
It is hard to say whether this jade ornament is bad luck or good fortune
I think it's like a sword. It can save someone and kill someone
So whether this jade ornament is bad luck or good fortune depends on the holder
We have a piece of the ornament and so does Shao Gong
Once we find them all, we can figure out it's true use
The way to Qing Yun Tan is long. You've just recover from your injuries. You must take it easy.
Brother Lor sacrificed his own inner force pill to help me calm down the murderous aura in my body.
This life is considered a lost treasure found.
I will double cherish it.
Just that this grace cannot be repay..
I never thought that this world would have such a kind demon who cares for relationships
Who said there isn't?
Xiang Ling is inherently kind
Yeah yeah, your Xiang Ling is the best
But of course!
If Xiang Ling didn't save me, she wouldn't return back to fox form
Now that you've become a fox, I don't know when you'll be human again
From now on no matter what, I won't leave you okay?
Your Xiang Ling is only injured. Once she recovers, she'll become human again
You don't need to be so worried
How do you know?
I just naturally know
You know Tusu and Qing Xue, then you must be from Tian Yong City
Tian Yong City's people definitely know magic. What's your name?
Are you also a disciple?
What are you laughing for?
I'm laughing at how much you have to say
Blabbering on like that
Don't you know that Tusu is currently unwell and it would make him feel worse?
Which eye did you use to see me blabbering on?
We're just acquaintances, I just want to know your name! You won't even tell me, what kind of Jiang Hu rules are those?
Jiang Hu rules? Okay, I'll let you know what's called Jiang Hu rules!
I get it I get it!
Please let me go!
Stay a bit farther away from me
A female monster just like my big sis
You must not be married!
Unmarried women are so scary!
You guys can't be like her!
Lei Yen, you lied to me!
Shao Gong, what is it?
Lei Yen attacked Aunt Tong!
Didn't she return to Qin Chuan?
She got ambush midway.
Now her life is completely wasted.
Then where is she right now?
She's at Jiang Du with Qian Xiang looking after her
I must leave Qing Yu Clan now
Xun Fang, come with me
Where do you want to go?
I'm just going out with Xun Fang for a walk
Don't go yet
I have something to discuss with you
If it's not that important, then wait until I get back
Then is the location of the jade ornaments important?
Shao Gong just sent a message over, saying that there are still things to take care of at Qing Yu Clan and for us to wait here
Then what about Aunt Tong?
Aunt Tong suffered a serious injury so until now she is still unconscious
Aunt Tong is already so old yet Lei Yen still went after her life. It's too cruel.
Shao Gong and Xun Fang are still at Qing Yu Clan at Lei Yen's mercy. I'm afraid it's very dangerous there.
I must make a trip there
The cultivation pearl you got helped suppress your murderous aura, but if you just blindly run there it's still very dangerous
You won't be helpful at all
Instead you'll just create problems
Right now the jade ornament piece is in your hands
and it has not been put back together completely. So I thing Qing Yun Tan would not be able to go to the next step.
and not much will happen to Shao Gong
Don't need to worry.
Great analysis. Great analysis.
This young maiden is right. What is your name?
Miss Hong Yu is right
As long as you don't hand yourself over, Shao Gong will have a way to save himself. Why don't we wait for Aunt Tong to wake up?
Shao Gong is through and detailed when he do things.
I think he can protect himself and Xun Fang. Don't be too worried
We'll wait a bit longer
Miss Hong Yu, who are you to Tusu?
Senior sister, or elder?
Brother Tusu, you don't even introduce her
Uncourtly. You are so uncourtly.
I'm the sword immortal who protects the Sword Pavilion at Tian Yong City
I guess I count as Tusu's senior sister too
So that's how it is
Senior sister Hong Yu was looking at me this whole time. What does that mean?
I just think you look very familiar. I wonder where I've seen you before
Actually, I'm very familiar to the world's beauties
I've come to see you
You are a good woman
If you hadn't met me
you wouldn't have met such a fate
I will definitely clearly investigate who it was that killed you
and return justice to you
This life I owe you
Then in my next life I-
Hua Shang. Cheers.
Luo Yun Ping was raised by human since he was little.
So he thinks of himself as a human.
I've been controlled by the sword's murderous aura since young
Ling Duan says I'm a monster
The wolf demon said I'm his fellow demon
What is the difference between human and demon?
Tusu, there's actually not that big of a difference between humans and demons
Then what is kindness?
and what is animosity?
To save his parents, Luo Yun Ping harmed all the village's people
But I eventually found out his secret
In the end,
he gave me his cultivation pearl
Lou Yun Ping used kindness and got accepted (by others).
Actually in the world, there is no absolute good or evil.
Human are not like grass and wood. There is nothing that determines if a person is to be born evil.
I felt that if person tried hard to achieve his goals but don't hurt those innocent people around him. That is consider good.
What about those with 2 faces?
How do you determine that?
Well, that depends on how you judge it.
go with your heart.
Don't be closed minded and don't let fear control you.
You've already been down the mountain for a while. I think you must think through some things
you'll definitely make your own decisions
I believe in you
Everyone do have a time when they can't take it anymore.
You must be careful.
It's just that at Tian Yong City, teacher was always by my side
He could see everything that happened
With his guidance nearby, I know what is right and what is wrong.
But now, I am filled with doubt with every step.
Do you regret leaving Tian Yong City?
No. Only after leaving Tian Yong City could I clearly see myself
I'm just afraid that after Teacher leaves seclusion, he'll be disappointed in me
That won't happen
As long as you don't regret your actions, he won't be disappointed in you
I've always served by your teacher's side
I've watched you grow up. I pretty much understand the love your teacher has for you.
Even though he always locked up on the mountain
But it's not like he wants you to live by his rules
He once told me, he hoped that you'd find the real you
and decide well your own path in life
Tusu, don't overthink things. Just do things good for yourself, and your teacher will be happy
Xiang Ling, I just want you to get some positive energy okay?
Quit brushing already, it hurts!
I have always depended on this Green Jade of the South to get spiritual energy.
How come it doesn't work for you?
Could it be that it doesn't work on your back? I'm going to try it on your stomach okay?
You dummy, precious items only recognize their master. It won't give power to me
Then I'll think of another way okay?
But the star energy did not work
and this Green Jade of the South did not work either.
It's all the fault of that despicable vine demon for sucking all your spiritual energy away.
Xiang Ling, doesn't all you demons can suck human spiritual energies?
Why don't you suck mine, then you can become human again, ok?
Hey! Xiang Ling, come down! I wasn't trying to take advantage of you.
Xiang Ling! Come down!
Take advantage of you!
What are you laughing about?
Because you are Shao Gong's friend, I treat you as a friend. It's bad enough that you didn't help me out with my problem.
You even laugh at me?
Friend! I'm human, not a demon!
What can I do? Why don't you just give all my energy to that little wolf demon?
Even if you want to I don't!
Don't you know some magic? Hurry and help me change Xiang Ling back
Who do you think I am? Humble, humble, my friend.
It's not like there's no method
But I can't work for nothing right?
If you can help me change Xiang Ling back I can do anything you want
Don't you like to drink? I'll take you out for the best wine
Oh, that little fox is quite pathetic.
But to help a demon recover her cultivation is very hard work.
If you can help me. Then I will pay for your alcohol for life and for the next life, okay?
Deal or no deal?
Have you figured out a method?
Guess. A guess, okay.
How to treat a demon's injury.
I was just thinking.
You aren't playing with me are you?
Quiet down, let me think through it clearly
But, Xiang Ling can't wait anymore.
It's not that I don't have an idea. It's just that the requirement is very complicated.
We must first find a place filled with spiritual energy.
A place filled with spiritual energy.
Then where is that place?
Is it in Jiang Du?
What Jiang Du?
Sister Hong Yu is from Tian Yu City. I am sure you know what place be more suitable.
All the flowers that we planted before we left Jiang Du are now blooming.
The spiritual energy here is really refreshing.
What are you smiling at?
Didn't you say I should smile more?
SuSu is so obedient today!
Plant the flowers for me here and smile at me. What a rare occasion.
It's just that I have come to an understanding of something.
What is it?
Speaking too much is not good. It's better to plant more flowers instead.
What's up with you?
Shao Gong once said that to be alive is like walking in the night. In the dark, a flash of light while you walk.
You raise your hand up and can't see your fingers
Even though it is a very short period of time, but it makes it even more memorable.
Just like the time when we saw the shooting star
even though it was a very short period of time, but it was the most beautiful thing.
I remembered all the things we do together.
Brother Qian Xiang, hurry up!
This place is within the area of the Peach Blossom Valley.
The spiritual energy here is very good.
That's right. Hong Yu beauty is really not an average person.
At one glance, you can tell the quality of a place.
Why are you just like Lan Sheng, saying all these useless things
Hurry and do what you came to do
Yeah! Why do you have so much nonsense to say? Hurry and change Xiang Ling back for me