As the strongest person among the eight of them, Yu Banxia still had some arrogance and conceit.
In order to save his two companions, he had suffered quite a bit in the hands of those rogue cultivators.
When he looked at Jiang Li again, his appearance of leisurely meditating in the room was truly slightly uncomfortable.
“Qianqian, come and help heal their injuries!”
Lu Qianqian hurriedly stepped forward and began to heal the heavily injured Qu Qianfan and Wang Liuliang with her spell technique.
“I’m sorry, everyone. We didn’t obtain much information this time.”
Yu Banxia apologized humbly at first. Everyone waved their hands. It was already their greatest contribution that they could go out and lure the enemy away so that the others could retreat safely.
The other four who had fled in the dark had no right to blame him.
“Jiang Li, what about you? Did you find out anything?”
Yu Banxia looked at Jiang Li and asked again.
Previously, they did not know what happened in the Southern Seal Kingdom. They swaggered into the city and conducted a large-scale investigation. This caused them to expose themselves and be targeted by some rogue cultivators with ulterior motives.
It could be seen how important information was outside.
However, it was obvious that Yu Banxia did not expect Jiang Li to discover anything. After all, in his opinion, Jiang Li was only at the initial-stage Qi Refinement realm without much combat strength.
He only asked this because he saw that Jiang Li seemed to be lucky and held some hope.
Jiang Li didn’t say anything further when he saw this, and he took out the map of the entire Southern Seal Kingdom and spread it on a long table in the room before starting to explain.
“We were truly unlucky to have encountered the birth of this demon.”
“This has nothing to do with our mission. In fact, I have news from the Immortal Ascension Pavilion. The corpse of a Golden Core cultivator recently transformed into a zombie demon and attracted the attention of many cultivators…”
Jiang Li pointed at the map of the Mother River and explained, causing the others to be more and more surprised the more they listened.
In these four hours, he still had to deal with the rogue cultivators’ attacks. How could he find out so much?
Even if they wanted to think he was lying, Jiang Li’s explanation was very reasonable. Moreover, there was utterly no need for him to do this. What was the point of fabricating such a story to trick everyone?
Looking at the mottled blood on the map, it was obvious that he had experienced some ordeal to obtain this information.
“Jiang Li, it’s not that I don’t believe you, but how do you know all this?”
Yu Banxia’s expression was awkward. In the end, he could not help but ask out of curiosity.
Jiang Li roughly explained the situation to them by lowering the strength of the two rogue cultivators who attacked him by a level.
“You’re saying that you defeated a mid-stage Qi Refinement cultivator and an initial-stage Qi Refinement cultivator by yourself? You even captured them?”
“How… how is this possible!”
“Gasp! Jiang Li, could it be that you’ve already broken through?”
If he was still at the initial-stage Qi Refinement realm, it was absolutely impossible for him to achieve this. They were very certain of their judgment.
They all gasped upon realization.
In other words, Jiang Li had already silently surpassed most of them and had broken through to the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm after Yu Banxia.
“It’s all luck. Your spiritual root aptitude is not inferior to mine. I believe you can all break through soon.”
“Also, I wasn’t really alone.”
Jiang Li snapped his fingers and the black zombie pushed open the door from outside. Although the demonic and rotting smell was already covered by medicine, it was still very pungent when it got close.
The strength of a black zombie was roughly between the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm and the late-stage Qi Refinement realm. Although its weakness was obvious, if a cultivator was not prepared to deal with it, the advantage of having thick skin and immense strength was very prominent.
“Ah! A zombie!”
Lu Qianqian, this little girl, was clearly more afraid of ugly things like zombies. She immediately jumped behind everyone, not daring to take another look.
The others did not lose their composure. But when they first saw this thing, they were instinctively shocked.
However, after discovering that this thing was completely under Jiang Li’s control, they put away the cheap talisman in their hands and only covered their mouth and nose. It was a little unbearable to endure this smelly corpse.
“Jiang Li, is this what you brought over using the coffin?”
Yu Banxia recalled the coffin.
“That’s right, I still have to rely on the black zombie this time. Although it stinks a little, if it’s useful, I can’t care about such a minor detail.”
Waving his hand, the black zombie retreated and disappeared into the darkness. Only then did the smell in the air become much better.
This time, everyone completely believed Jiang Li’s information. They stared at the map and started to think together.
“If only I could contact the sect elders.”
The river section where the cultivators gathered was the wide and slow riverbed of the Mother River. It was not very close to the Southern Seal Kingdom’s capital.
It was basically impossible for them to do such a thing.
If they wanted to rush there, they would undoubtedly have to pass through the dangerous areas where many rogue cultivators were wandering.
If all of them were at the mid-stage Qi Refinement realm or above, they could still give it a try.
However, it would be difficult for Jiang Li and Yu Banxia carrying the rest of them who were much weaker.
If that was the case, they might as well return to the sect and report the incident. It would be safer for them.
Of course, an accident might happen in these five days and their windfall would be gone…
After struggling for a short while, Jiang Li suddenly thought of something. It was the two spirit herbs that the Twin Devils of the Thorn River had given him.
“I might be able to try.”
Jiang Li spoke, drawing the attention of everyone.
That night, Jiang Li did not stay for long before leaving the manor with the black zombie.
This time, the solution was very simple. The other seven people stayed in the capital and tried their best to cover up the situation of the unconscious children.
On the other hand, Jiang Li set out by himself, and he passed through layer upon layer of obstructions to head to the lower region of the Mother River to report to the sect elders.
It could be said that he had taken the most difficult task on himself. Regarding this, Yu Banxia and the others promised that Jiang Li would get the most benefits after this was over.
Jiang Li smiled and did not say anything.
Taking advantage of the night, Jiang Li and the black zombie jumped out of the city wall and ran all the way to the river.
He looked at the shadows that were vaguely following behind him and then looked at the river that could barely see the opposite shore.
Jiang Li did not hesitate to take out a bunch of water plants that were like kelp from the bag and directly stuffed them into his mouth.
Next, he and the black zombie dived into the murky water.
[Consumed fresh fish gill grass. Added Status: Underwater Breathing.]
[Underwater Breathing: Perform normal respiratory activities underwater. Duration: 2 hours] (-+)
[Consumed fresh fish gill grass. Added Status: Algae Parasite.]
After pressing the plus button for five seconds, the status of [Underwater Breathing] was permanently kept.
After pressing the minus button for five seconds, the [Algae Parasite] status was removed.
Ten breaths later, three figures flashed over from behind.
“Damn it! He escaped!”
“Second Brother, what’s going on? Didn’t they say that this is a group of rich rookies? Why are they so good at getting away?”