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 let them taste how being corroded by poison felt.
Yun Qing Er’s current mood was especially foul, the reason being: that afternoon, some of His Highness the Crown Prince’s servants had arrived to arrange for a lake outing with Yun Lingshui and Yun Xing Er. On the other hand, Yun Qing Er had received a cold reception. Under those circumstances, how could she be feeling good?
Normally, she would head to the back mountain and cool down by beating up the sickly Yun Wu. Unfortunately, that good-for-nothing had died.
When Yun Qing Er saw the figure lazing atop a boulder, her expression changed, her steps halted, and her anger also vanished.
Her eyesight wasn’t failing, was it?
She forcibly blinked and reopened her eyes, but nothing changed.
Yun Qing Er pulled a maidservant to her side and pointed at Yun Wu. “What do you see?”
“It’s the Ninth, Ninth Miss!” The maidservant’s voice was trembling while the other two maidservants were also visibly shocked.
The Ninth Miss’s demise and her fate afterward 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 like a zephyr.
Yun Qing Er’s eyes flashed with panic, quickly followed by astonishment and disbelief. “You, you’re actually not dead? How could that be?”
“If I did die, you wouldn’t have anyone to bully anymore. You wouldn’t be able to thrash at me and defuse anger, so wouldn’t you be disappointed?” Yun Wu said as she slowly rose from the boulder and flexed her shoulders. Then, she smiled and lifted her eyes to lazily look at Yun Qing Er.
Yun Qing Er met Yun Wu’s stare and suddenly couldn’t help but shiver. She was confused.
Yun Wu still looked like how she did before; sickly without a trace of battle spirit. There was no doubt about it. Despite that, the current Yun Wu made Yun Qing Er feel a vague sense of danger. However, rage started brewing in Yun Qing Er’s heart.
She was already in a bad mood, and now not only did she find out that this good-for-nothing was still alive, but she was even getting snubbed by her.
How could Yun Qing Er, someone who had been pampered since childhood, tolerate such disrespect?
She drew out her whip and sent out a ray of yellow battle spirit. The straight whip curved and locked on Yun Wu. Yun Qing Er’s voice was charged with anger. “Good-for-nothing, you actually didn’t die, and you dare speak to this miss in such an ill manner. It looks like you’re tired of living. Last time I couldn’t finish you off. This time, I’ll definitely beat you to death!”
Integrated with yellow battle spirit, the whip increased tenfold in power. It whistled through the air, heading straight for Yun Wu. Yun Wu’s body flickered, moving down from the boulder.
Crash! The whip slapped against the earth, making dust surge up and leaving a long, deep imprint on the ground.
Seeing this, murderous intent rose in Yun Wu’s eyes. If it had been the previous Yun Wu, this one lash would’ve thoroughly split her in half. Since Yun Qing Er was going to be this way, Yun Wu didn’t plan on holding back either.
When the whip came down again, Yun Wu did not retreat. Quick as lightning, she wielded her dagger and forced it against Yun Qing Er’s throat.
Whips were only suitable for long-range combat. Once one’s opponent entered close proximity, the whip would become useless.
Slight surprise appeared on Yun Qing Er’s face, as she didn’t think a good-for-nothing would be so agile. But her reaction speed was not slow either; the instant Yun Wu’s dagger approached Yun Qing Er’s neck, a ray of yellow battle spirit flared out from within Yun Qing Er, coating her body and acting as though she was wearing an invulnerable set of armor.
The dagger was abruptly broken while Yun Wu’s body was forced back several paces. Yun Wu felt a phantom of surprise flash through her heart. Rank Two Practitioner’s defense ability?
The Yun Qing Er in her acquired memories had not broken through Rank Two yet. But looking at the situation now, it was possible that she had already broken through Rank Two and was simply concealing her strength.
With her temperament, however, it was impossible to have such perseverance. In other words, someone was hiding in the shadows, guiding Yun Qing Er.
Who? Yun Wu wondered. Could it be the person who poisoned me?
That possibility caused Yun Wu’s to chill even more. A haze of brutality draped over Yun Qing Er’s face. She looked as though she had discovered something crucial, and that ‘something’ had angered her greatly.
“Slut, you didn’t die and gained such a high level of agility instead? Looks like the Tier II Elemental Wind Pill I lost was stolen and used by you!”
Last time in the Dragon Pavilion Auction House, Yun Qing Er had spent all of her savings to attain a Tier II Elemental Wind Pill. She had intended to consume it once she broke through Rank Two. That way, she would be able to increase the speed of her dual attacks.
Unfortunately, only after she broke through did she discover that the pill had disappeared into thin air. 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.
VIN: Don’t worry, the spirit colors and power hierarchy will be explained in chapter 10. The picture is how I would imagine Yun Qing Er.