There are 5 parts to this Forbidden Territory adventure, Mo Yuan’s attitude towards Su Su was evolving...
Volume III Chapter 101 The Mohist Forbidden Territory (Part 2)
Mo Zhe and the woman elder looked at each other, walked quickly towards the copper bronze wall to look inside. The expression of the two men suddenly changed. “This… What is going on?”
The elder woman was the first to recover from the shock, immediately she turned to the right side of the stone chamber, walked very fast with staggering and her footsteps were very awkward. The other elders saw her and followed behind, including the Patriarch.
Su Su tiptoed curiously. The stone slabs were already cleared. At a glance, one can see the view behind the copper wall. The Mo Elders earlier before the copper wall collapsed were all calm with faces like ice sculptures, but now their faces were a picture of great panic. Su Su thought that behind the copper wall would be frightening scene but it turned out to be just a tunnel. The tunnel was wide enough for eight people to walk side by side. The passage was lighted by a bowl of luminous stone placed a few distances away from each other. Although the light was very weak, buy it was good enough to illuminate the path and help people see where they were heading. The passage was straight and deep and she doesn’t understand their panicked stricken faces. What was worth horrifying?
Su Su looked curiously to the elders that gathered around in circle and two elders were holding a black lacquered tablet in their hands. The tablets were as big as the chessboards and the old woman clasped her hands together and then closed her eyes. Her hand swayed gently in a rhythm, she then suddenly stopped and from her palms fell few objects. She couldn’t see clearly what it was because she was far, it was like a yellowish bone and the contrast in the appearance on top of the black slate was very revealing.
Su Su turned to Mo Yuan and whispered on his ear, “Hey, what they are doing?’
“Divination.” Mo Yuan’s voice was still indifferent and a touch of sarcasm flashed through his eyes.
Divination? Still wanted to have a glimpsed of the future before going in? Su Su scanned the scene, Mohist really relied so much on divination.
She focused looking at their eyes and the lacquered tablets and asked again in a low voice. “What happened? Why they are panicking like that?”
Mo Yuan lightly gave a hum, “Well…the recorded imagery in the ancient books of Mohist Clan about this Sacred Place was different.”
Su Su brows wrinkled, “Have you ever been to the Sacred Place?”
With eyes fixed on the passage with faint light, Mo Yuan voice was serious and gentle, “Since the Key to the Stone of Lingshi was stolen, this copper door has never been opened, let alone coming in, that is, even the patriarch and the elders was not able to go in.”,
Su Su nodded, no wonder the faces of the elders were these ugly, and again curiously asked,” According to the records in your ancient books of Mohist, what should this sacred place look like?”
“The ancient records said that after entering the Sacred Place, you can see an island suspended mid-air. The stone is enshrined in the center of the island. It is reasonable to say that when the door is opened, we expected to see an island, but now it ’s a normal passage. Naturally, the elders panicked.”
So, the movement early was so intense and something happened in this Sacred Place?” Su Su crooked her head towards Mo Yuan and looked at his face sweetly, seeing him calm from the beginning until this moment. She chuckled, “Why are you not panicking like them?”
Mo Yuan greet Su Su’s taunting vision, shook his head and seriously replied …” I cannot panic. ”
Su Su’s brilliant eyes shine even more and asked, “And why? ”
“Because …… “hanging his answer and tempting the curiosity of Su Su, Mo Yuan endured not to laugh, replied,” Because… if I panic you will be afraid, ah. ”
Su Su gave him a quick glance, “Mo Yuan!” Where was the indifferent, lonely and cold person? Is this an illusion! This person now was making fun of her. Su Su was mad. “When it will be finished? How long will you plan to taunt me with this?!” At that time, if it was not for her desire for him to come along with them, she was indeed guilty of saying such a lie!
Well, how about for a lifetime. This sentence, Mo Yuan wanted to say but naturally did not say it. Seeing the woman in front of him looked at him with her annoyed and arrogant appearance, the corner of his mouth cannot stop smiling.
He still can laugh! Miss Su tried to kick his two feet to vent her anger but she saw that the old woman had suddenly come to Mo Yuan. Su Su’s foot stopped mid-air and immediately took back the raised foot. She glared at him and moved to one side.
The old woman walked to the front of Mo Yuan looked astute and savvy to the indifferent black eyes. Mo Yuan remained the indifferent expression in his face. Besides the show of slight expression he gave at Su Su, no matter how long the old woman stared at him, all she got was an eventful face. Shaking her head, the old woman finally handed the purple gold gossip disk to his hand. The always chilly voice had a faint tone of helplessness and sighed. “The gossip disk will be handed over to the young master for safe keeping.”
“Yes, great elder.” Mo Yuan’s heart had guessed, it seemed that the image they saw gave them a hint. The Mohist patriarch decision and wisdom or rationality was not important. Mohist elders don’t make any decision without fortunetelling.
Mo Yuan received the purple bagua disk. The old woman turned aside and did not talk to him anymore. The previous panicked expression had long since ceased and the ice sculpture face returned. The chilly old voice seemed to come out of the cold pool now more pressing. “Everyone, after the copper bronze wall is the Sacred Place of Mohist clan. The stone gate was shut. It is impossible to go out from here. There may be a chance to find an exit inside the Sacred Place.”
The stone chamber was silent, no one answered, no one moved until Su Su smiled and softly said, “We are all here anyway, what else can we do, let’s go.”
After she finished speaking she picked up the candle that fell to the ground that doesn’t stop burning and she walked toward the copper wall, Mo Yuan followed her leisurely behind. Sang Nuan also picked up another candle and caught up with Su Su. Sang Nuan who angrily scolded Ao San earlier did not even give him a glance or talked to him again. Ao San did not care about her sudden indifference and just followed behind her silently.
After the few people went in, the rest of the group also picked up a candle on the ground and walked in together.
The passage was not too wide as they thought it was and the light of a dozen candles was bright enough. However, after walking about 20 feet, they heard a screeching noise coming from behind. The people looked back and the copper bronze wall that originally parted four ways suddenly closed again. Then they heard a ‘bang” sound indicating that the ‘mechanism’ was locked.
The tunnel suddenly became darker. Fortunately, there was still the light of the candle. Looking around and seeing the surroundings were not a problem, only that there was darkness on front and back giving birth to edgy feeling. It was not a narrow passage but now it appears to be repressed. The round luminous stones on the ground were arranged in a straight line giving a faint glimmer all the way forward. The only worrisome thing about this was that they do not know where it will lead them.
“Patriarch Mo, what the hell is this?” The voice of Tan Tai Feng was suddenly heard with a bit of anger. “The stone gate shut closed earlier. Now, the copper bronze wall was also locked. The Mohist was pushing everyone steps by step to move forward? What the hell was in there? What was the purpose of doing this?”
The voice of Tan Tai Feng echoed inside the long tunnel and his impetus was aggressive. Apparently, the copper wall’s sudden closing was not Mo’s doing and his face turned sour when he heard the questioning of Tan Tai Feng. The general mood even if the elders around him turned cold.
He hasn’t answered the questioning when the chilly voice of the old woman that made people’s hair stood on one side sounded again. “I warned people and gave a word before you entered, once you enter, you might die. Now, why bother to complain? Your complaining is useless. “
Then suddenly there was a cold hum, she wanted to say something more when Su Su suddenly shouted. “Oh! Don’t make a noise, listen, what is that sound?!”
The passage immediately became very quiet and not a breath can be heard except for Sang Nuan. The martial arts of everyone inside are not low, listening with their ears after hearing the voice of Su Su. At first, they only heard the sound like that of a snore, but the sound gradually became louder and louder, even Sang Nuan can hear it. The sound was very strange. It seemed to be the sound of the rubbing of two stones and the horrifying phenomenon was happening, the ground was trembling like there was something big rushing towards them. The front was covered with darkness and they can’t see anything at all.
Su Su stretched her hand and touched the stone wall on one side of the tunnel. She felt that the stone wall of the passage was also shaking. She looked at the place where the sound was coming from and observed that the distant ground luminous spots disappeared one by one…
A tunnel, a friction sound between the stone, vibration, lights disappearing… The face of Su Su turned white and the urgently said, “This is bad. It’s a rolling boulder!”
Rolling boulder! Everyone’s expressions were alarmed. As if to verify that Su Su’s guess made sense, the reeling sound became louder and louder, and the ground was also shaking violently. The most obvious thing was that the luminous stones on the ground were quickly disappearing.
The copper wall closed and it was impossible to open. One of the elders was the first one to recover from the shock, cried, “Third elder, Fifth elder, Six elders, and Seventh elder, you are good in martial arts, to find a way to resist the rolling stone in the front.”
The four people replied in unison, “Yes!” Afterward, they got ready to go against the rolling stone.
“You can’t resist!” Su Su quickly stretched out and pull over the two people around him and the candle fell to the ground. “You didn’t realize that this passage is tilted!” So, the big round stone rolling down cannot be blocked simply by human strength. Though how brave they intend to go against it, they will just inflict harm to themselves and might die!
Looking up ahead of them, the people remembered that the luminous stone that was there before was indeed slightly raised. It turned out that this passage had a mechanism and was originally designed for this accessory!
“Can’t stop, give it a try!” The hand of an elder who that was dragged by Su Su was still willing to try and the three others followed.
The sound of the rolling boulder was getting louder and closer. The crowd felt pain in their eardrums. Su Su could only bite her lips to keep a clear head. The moment the white jade key went deep into that hole, machinery with various accessories began to play. Do the people who design this institution spare such large tunnel just to crush them? No, there must be another outlet. As soon as she thought of it, she turned her attention on the stone wall and start groping while shouting, “Everyone quickly, search for an appendage on the wall. There must be some mechanism.”
The passage was full of rumbling sounds. Everyone can’t hear what Su Su was saying. When they looked at her movement, they guessed that she was looking for something. There was no other better way but followed her looking for that hidden lever between the stone wall and the ground.
From the place they were standing on, they can already feel the wind coming from the rolling boulder. Su Su was patting the wall continuously but she couldn’t find the hidden lever. She kicked the stone wall in frustration and fit of rage, but who would have thought that the stone wall would suddenly flip. She did not have time to scream, she just fell right in…
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