The Immortal's Poison - chapter-11
“That’s a Spirit Guiding Light!”
Wen Xiaoyi squinted her large, elegant eyes and stared at the sweep of
strange green glow in the sky.
Wen Leyang asked “What is a Spirit Guiding Light?” as he retrieved two
carrots from his pocket, giving one to Wen Xiaoyi.
Wen Xiaoyi pointed the carrot upwards and stomped her feet in irritation
as she said, “How could you not know what a Spirit Guiding Light is? The
people of Crow Ridge use them to lead the corpses to their destination.
While grandfather is dealing with the Miao Clan of Seven Maidens
Mountain, the people from Crow Ridge have seized the opportunity to sneak
up on us! What should we do?! The villagers of Crow Ridge raise, refine
and control dead corpses. Their practice is not based on any magic arts
passed down from the mountain ancestors nor the martial art practice from
the Tuo Xie Sect. Instead, it is a strange dark art passed down from
oblique stone inscriptions. It is one of the evilest forms of dark arts
in the world!”
“But…” Wen Xiaoyi paused in her speech and gazed upon the dark clouds
in the sky while a cute little question mark formed in the wrinkle
between her eyebrows as she asked, “How could the people of Crow Ridge
dare to release the Spirit Guiding Lights at this moment?”
Wen Leyang remained calm and composed while munching on his carrot and
said, “If they are capable of coming here, what else would they not dare
Wen Xiaoyi twitched her lips and muttered under her breath ’he’s so
ignorant’. She then continued her explanation, “The Spirit Guiding
Light of Crow Ridge is similar to the legendary venomous insect called
the Ben Ming of the Miao Clan. They take a lot of effort to release and
the Spirit Guiding Light is most afraid of rainwater. Once the light is
extinguished the resulting backlash will cause severe injuries to the
person who released the light.”
Wen Leyang laughed and thought, one should not fly a kite in the rain.
Wen Xiaoyi looked at him with slight astonishment, she was amazed that he
could still laugh in this situation.
Wen Leyang had transformed from the anxious and terrified person from
before into a calm and collected mood, munching on his carrot while
wearing a reserved yet modest smile on his face.
For more, visit lightnovelworl_d._com “Do you have a plan to deal with
them?” Asked Xiaoyi anxiously.
Upon hearing this question, Wen Leyang pressed his lips together and gave
a forced smile while saying, “We can neither run nor hide, so what’s
there to be afraid of?” After saying that his regained his solemn
expression and said, “You should go back and hide in the house. Don’t
come out unless you hear me calling for you.”
Wen Xiaoyi firmly shook her head and disagreed, “It’s safer for me to
follow by your side!”
There was a squeaking sound and the old man, Wen Shulin, tottered out
with hasty steps. He carried a long cylindrical package wrapped in a
cloth and said, “This is for you. It may come in useful!” He stuffed the
cloth-wrapped bundle into Wen Xiaoyi’s hands and rapidly retreated back
into his home.
Wen Leyang and Wen Xiaoyi unwrapped the bundle and opened the package
with anticipation. Inside was a rusty blunderbuss with a flared muzzle.
There were a few small leather pouches tied to its barrel and each
contained iron pellets, gunpowder, flint, and rock. The firearm was
extremely antiquated and one could trace its time of production back to
the late Qing Dynasty. This meant that it was difficult to operate and
had a very short range. This ancient weapon would come in handy if one
were frustrated after being defeated in a ping pong match but if it were
a tennis match then this firearm would be of no use unless the opponent
preferred to play near the net.
Wen Xiaoyi was smart and it did not take long before she figured out how
to use the blunderbuss. She first loaded a few iron pellets and gunpowder
into the muzzle before removing the paper from the barrel. She then hit
the flint on the rock several times to ignite a spark, after which she
pointed the muzzle of the blunderbuss towards the sky while muttering: “I
am not sure if this is…” Boom! With a bang, a clump of black smoke
erupted from the muzzle and Xiaoyi was so petrified that she spun in
One can say that older things were made with better quality as this
antique blunderbuss was still usable despite how ancient it was.
The Spirit Guiding Light glimmered with a brilliant green light and stood
out from the dark sea of the night sky. In a short period of time, it had
already floated all the way to the sky above the Red Leaves Forest.
Wen Leyang and Wen Xiaoyi faced the direction of the Spirit Guiding
Light. He then turned and instructed Wen Xiaoyi in a hushed tone, “Please
help me load the blunderbuss!” They can now see that The Spirit Guiding
Light was a green colored lantern as it floated serenely about 20 meters
Wen Xiaoyi easily reloaded the iron pellets, filled up the gunpowder and
extracted the paper with dexterous and agile movements. She then handed
the loaded weapon to Wen Leyang saying, “The light is too high, I’m
afraid you may not be able to hit it.”
For more, visit lightnovelworl_d._com “I shall at least give it a try!”
said Wen Leyang as he carefully aimed the blunderbuss. While doing so he
noticed that the blunderbuss did not have a sight bead. He thought that
he had indeed never seen a gun with a flared muzzle that came with a
A loud bang was heard, followed by a veil of thick black smoke in the
air. All of a sudden a pained and shrill howl came from mid-air a shadowy
human figure slammed heavily into the ground. Wen Leyang shoved Wen
Xiaoyi behind him as he shuffled backwards. He tossed the firearm aside
and hooked both of his index fingers slightly into his sleeves, picking
up a smear of poison. The rattling sound of the distinctive Wen
family’s finger snapping was heard, which to common people sounded as
loud as the roaring laughter of the grim reaper.
Yuan the beast boy crouched on the ground piteously while covering his
buttocks which were riddled with a thousand gaping wounds. He glared
bitterly at the two then ran away limping.
Wen Leyang sighed apologetically as he looked towards the sight of Yuan
limping and hobbling away. He exclaimed, “That blunderbuss, once fired it
covers a wide range…” The Spirit Guiding Light was unharmed and
remained suspended in mid-air, the green flame appearing to burn more
enchantingly over time.
The stuffy air now carried a putrid smell. An indistinct dull noise could
be heard reverberating from the foot of the mountain where the Red Leaves
Forest is located.
Wen Xiaoyi ran back and picked up the blunderbuss. Compared to Wen
Leyang, she seemed to have more confidence in handling the big-muzzled
weapon and declared, “The evil corpses shall not enter the forest. It
seems that Grandpa’s prohibition spell is effective not only towards
Though the three families of Wen, Miao, and Luo did not have any direct
conflict in their two thousand years of existence, they had always
thought of one another as the enemy. Therefore the prohibition spell set
up by Fourth Elder Wen at the border of the forest also dealt with the
Wave upon wave of putrid wind blew through the mountains and the rank
stench flowed thickly through the Red Leaves Forest. From afar, a thick
strand of a black-colored thread-like object could suddenly be seen
weaving through the lush forest beneath the mountain. A row of trees
shuddered and no more than ten minutes later a black giant serpent
slithered from the foot of the mountain towards the Forest. The body of
the snake was bigger than the biggest millstone and as it glided along,
shrubs and slender trees would be crushed into splinters by its gigantic
Thousands of violet arcs swept across the dark clouds and soon after the
whole sky was lacerated by lightning akin to the pattern of a leaf vein.
The dull growl of thunder followed and combined with the crashing sound
of the giant serpent moving through the forest, it caused a huge
explosion of sound in the once-still forest.
A storm was about to strike!
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serpent this massive in his life. It could be estimated that if a person
were to walk upright into the snake’s stomach they would have passed
its throat with ease without causing the snake to choke. Wen Xiaoyi
uttered, “Good gracious!” Panic-stricken, she unintentionally aimed the
blunderbuss at Wen Leyang’s head while asking “How did the Luo family
learn to summon a giant snake?”
Wen Leyang hastily jumped aside, for even if the blunderbuss had limited
range, it would still be able to damage him if it had misfired from this
The thing that they found most surprising was that such a gigantic
serpent was hiding in their backyard, as any regular meat processing
factory could only generate enough food to feed it for no more than three
As the huge serpent glided into the Red Leaves Forest, the surrounding
trees abruptly shivered as a multitude of red leaves started dropping
from their branches. In the blink of an eye, thousands upon thousands of
red leaves rained towards the ground until it enveloped the air, blocked
the sight and suffocated the breath.
Wen Leyang and Wen Xiaoyi were stunned by the unexpected beauty of the
Both beauty and devastation were separated only by a leaf.
A red leaf spun in mid-air, as if it was trying to turn over and gaze at
the branch it had previously been growing on, before falling and
converging into a scarlet curtain a few hundred miles long. Every single
leaf seemed to know where to fall, and they enveloped the body of the
giant snake in a red tide. Each time a red leaf touched its body, the
giant serpent would shudder in agony and screech valiantly. It was
obviously struggling with all its might.
Before long, the tens of meters long giant serpent was entirely covered
in a layer of red leaves, leaving only its head and eyes visible. A thick
black fluid began gushing out of the serpent’s body, dribbling between
the gaps in the leaves as wisps of gray smoke rose continuously from the
A powerful corrosive poison was stored within these red leaves; not only
was this form of assault effective against a giant snake, even a
Transformer who entered the forest would be melted into a metal lump.
Wen Leyang goggled with excitement at this protective measure. These
trees were only a species of a red camphor tree. Even if Fourth Elder
Wen were to have nothing to do, it would be impossible for him to paint
the poison onto each individual leaf. As the leaves would wilt every
winter, this task would have been insurmountable. Therefore he concluded
that the poison must have been infused through the root of the tree.
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as she explained to him proudly, “Grandfather told me that this
particular poison prescription is known as the – Ten Yards of Prosperous
The name of the poison signified that Fourth Elder Wen was an avid reader
of classical romanticism literature and that his taste in conjuring ideas
was much more delicate than the wrinkles on his face.
The huge serpent continued to struggle futilely and each time it
shuddered, big chunks of gray-white flesh would peel off its body. It
whipped about and made a hair-raising screeching sound.
The Ten Yards of Prosperous Cities was extremely poisonous towards living
and dead beings. It will take only an instant for the poison within the
Red Leaves Forest to corrode a trespasser into a pool of black fluid.
However, Fourth Elder Wen had obviously not expected the intruder to be
of such a gigantic size. Despite being corroded with hundreds upon
thousands of gaping holes all over its body, the giant serpent was still
The giant serpent, in its agony, completely disregarded both Wen Leyang
and Wen Xiaoyi as it raised its head towards the Spirit Guiding Light. It
seemed to realize that it was on the verge of deteriorating beyond its
limits and it leaped up abruptly! With its body covered by millions of
red leaves, it looked like a wrathful red dragon.
However, the giant serpent’s body had been thoroughly corroded and it
turned rigid halfway through its jump, causing it to drop heavily from
the air. Underneath the scarlet covering of red leaves, the serpent’s
body was full of holes, with some as big as a wash basin. Even if it were
a train it would have been dead by now.
Lightning intertwined in the sky, illuminating the scene for a split
The giant serpent’s body crashed onto the ground and broke apart into a
million pieces. Fragments of scale and chunks of flesh were splattered
all over the Red Leaves Forest.
Wen Leyang released a long relieved sigh and muttered, “Ten Yards of
Prosperous Cities!” He grabbed a carrot from his chest pocket, snapping
it in two and passing half of it to Wen Xiaoyi. Despite the release of
the red leaf rain, numerous red leaves could still be seen on the tree
branches. There were more than enough to still take on a few giant
Wen Xiaoyi swung the big-muzzled weapon over her shoulder and grabbed the
carrot but Wen Leyang would not let go of his hold. He was looking
intensely at the giant serpent’s head, something about it seemed to
have completely captivated him…
For more, visit lightnovelworl_d._com The giant serpent had made a grand
entrance with a powerful presence, followed immediately by the rain of
red leaves that had sent it tossing and tumbling. The storm that had
split the night sky with lightning and thunder also seemed to have calmed
down after the serpent was killed and it was now absolutely silent. Wen
Leyang finally realized that something was not right with the giant
It had no eyes…
Within the eye sockets as big as teacups there were no eyeballs, only a
pair of deep black caves where its eyes should be while terrified maggots
wriggled their plump bodies, trying with all their might to crawl out of
the giant serpent’s eye sockets.