Chapter 918 The Magic Maze
Qin Haodong took them to the fifth floor, which was completely different from the other four floors.
After going upstairs, they saw a hall that was about 40 or 50 square meters wide. The walls of the hall were decorated with lattices for treasures. However, these lattices were empty at this time. Obviously, the treasures had been taken away by the previous visitors.
On the other side of the hall were densely packed small rooms. The doors were open on this side. No one knew where these doors led to.
They looked around and found that there were no treasures to take away, so they walked toward these small rooms.
“What are these? They seem very interesting. I’ll go in and have a look!”
After seeing the small rooms, the Little Witch was about to jump in. However, she was pulled back by Qin Haodong.
“Don’t enter recklessly. This is the magic maze. Once you enter, you may be trapped inside and can’t get out.”
Murong Jinghong said, “Everyone, please must be careful. My ancestor said that back then, he saw many Strongs entering the magic maze with his own eyes, but then there was no news about them after.
“Even when the Seven Storeys Pagoda closed, those people did not come out. It’s obvious how formidable this magic maze is.”
Fang Qiong’er said, “The Seven Storeys Pagoda opens once every 30 years. No one has reached the sixth floor so far. It can be seen that it’s not a simple place.”
The Little Witch shouted excitedly, “Doesn’t that mean that no one has ever been to the sixth floor before? Then the treasures inside are ours.”
Fang Qiong’er said, “That’s right but we must have the ability to get there.”
Zhao Xingyue asked in confusion, “Big Brother Qin, what is a magic maze? It looks like small rooms. What’s scary about it?”
Qin Haodong said, “These small rooms are not terrible. However, you will find that everything around you is exactly the same when you go in.
“You can’t see the entrance and there seems to be no exit. It’s hard to find your way out. In the end, you would only starve to death inside. Wouldn’t that be scary?”
Yun Qianqian said, “It seems that the stairs leading to the sixth floor are on the other side of the magic maze. We must go through the magic maze to reach the sixth floor.”
The Little Witch asked, “Sister Murong, didn’t your ancestor leave any clue as to how to go through this magic maze?”
Murong Jinghong shook her head and said, “My ancestor was already seriously injured when he came here. In addition, he was satisfied with the Jinghong Sword, so he did not continue to explore.
“The records he left mentioned that the next obstacle was the magic maze but there was no way to crack it.
“I have read a lot of information over the years. There are too few records of mazes in the Lingwu Continent. So far, it has not appeared anywhere else other than the Seven Storeys Pagoda.”
Tu Jiaojiao said, “It’s easy to go through the magic maze. Everyone’s mind is limited. Why should we go through them one by one? We can just dismantle them.
“Anyway, this is the fifth floor of the Seven Storeys Pagoda. It’s not too big. There must not be too many rooms.”
Qin Haodong shook his head and said, “It’s definitely a predecessor who left the Seven Storeys Pagoda. How could he not have thought of this simple and rough idea? It won’t work.”
“Whether it works or not, we’ll know once we give it a try.”
The Genuine Qi within Tu Jiaojiao’s body quickly circulated as she hit the wall in front of her with a full force palm.
Her cultivation had reached the late stage of the Voiding Realm. One palm strike was enough to split mountains and shatter stones. However, there was no other effect except for a dull bang when she hit the wall in front of her.
“What is this? It’s too sturdy!”
Tu Jiaojiao flicked her numbed wrist and turned to Murong Jinghong, saying, “Jinghong Fairy, it’s impossible to rely on our own strength. Your Jinghong Sword is unbelievably sharp, so give it a try.”
Murong Jinghong nodded. She unsheathed her sword and slashed at the wall in front of her.
What surprised people was that the invincible Jinghong Sword only left a dent on the wall. It did not cause much damage.
The sight of the outcome made her giggle bleakly. “It seems that my idea did not work!”
Zhao Xingyue said, “Since we can’t go there, let’s go back.”
Along the way, she first met the Illusory Spirit Flying Ants and then the bone legion. Although she had been holding back her words, she was really scared.
Right now, it was only the fifth floor. The sixth and seventh floors were next Who knows what else was there? Thus, she decided to retreat.
The Little Witch immediately cried, “How can we do that? The Seven Storeys Pagoda appears once every 30 years. Until now, we haven’t got a single treasure. It’s not easy to come here, so we can’t go back empty-handed.”
The others also had the same idea. Naturally, they did not want to go back with no gain but they had no way to crack the maze.
Qin Haodong said, “Don’t worry! Just follow me.”
Tu Jiaojiao asked, “Are you sure? This isn’t a formation. You know how to go through the maze?”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “No problem.”
“Junior Brother, how confident are you?”
Murong Jinghong’s face was full of incredulity. Ever since her ancestor went to the Seven Storeys Pagoda, from her grandfather to her father, they had been studying ways to break through the magic maze.
Dozens of years had passed but her family’s research did not turn up any results at all. However, Qin Haodong, who was just in his early twenties, said that he could crack it. How could she not be shocked?
Qin Haodong thought for a moment and said, “Ninety per cent!”
Mazes were rare on the Lingwu Continent but they were games that children often played on earth.
In the past, he had watched the killing skill to crack the maze in a variety show, which was to walk on the right side of the wall with the right hand touching the wall. Then, one would be able to pass through it soon.
He had solved countless maze games in this way. The principle of mazes on the Lingwu Continent could possibly be the same as that of mazes on earth.
The Little Witch jumped and shouted, “That’s great. I believe that my little brother will definitely take us there.”
After everyone agreed, Qin Haodong took out the Pink Dust and tied them together again. He chose an entrance and walked into the magic maze.
As soon as they entered, You Wanjian, Xiao Yulong, and the others also came to the fifth floor.
You Wanjian glanced around. He did not see Qin Haodong and the others. He turned to look at the magic maze in front of him and said, “They have already entered. Let’s hurry up.”
Xiao Yulong said, “This is a magic maze. What if we can’t get out after going in?”
“It doesn’t matter. If we were slower, the treasures on the sixth floor would be taken away by those guys.”
After saying that, You Wanjian recklessly walked into the maze. Xiao Yulong hesitated for a moment and followed him. After all, they came for the treasure, so they had to try.
Five minutes later, Qin Haodong came out from the other side of the maze with the others. It seemed that the killing skill was the killing skill. It could effectively crack the mazes, whether on earth or on the Lingwu Continent.
“Little Brother, you are so great. You are the best man I have ever known.”
The Little Witch said as she kissed Qin Haodong’s cheek. The other women’s eyes were also full of admiration.
“The sixth floor, here we come!”
The Little Witch rushed excitedly to the sixth floor of the pagoda.
Qin Haodong was afraid that something would happen to her, so he, together with the group followed her. They went to the legendary sixth floor where no one had ever been before.
Compared with the first five floors, the sixth floor was much smaller. It was empty without anything inside. What was surprising was that there was not even a staircase to the seventh floor.
“What’s going on? Could it be that the Seven Storeys Pagoda only has six floors?” Tu Jiaojiao asked.
Murong Jinghong glanced around and said, “It’s possible. Maybe the seventh floor is just for decoration.”
The Little Witch took Qin Haodong’s arm and asked, “Little Brother, what do you think?”
“I think that since it’s the Seven Storeys Pagoda, the seventh floor should exist. It’s just that we haven’t found the way up yet.”
Qin Haodong said, “Don’t worry, everyone. The pagoda is open for three days. We still have a lot of time. Let’s take away the treasures here first.”
On the walls of the sixth floor were many lattices where treasures were placed. The interior glowed brightly and was full of Spiritual Qi. It seemed that no one had visited this level before. The treasures were still there.
The Little Witch said excitedly, “You’re right. Since we’re here, let’s get the treasures first.”
Everyone’s eyes blazed in excitement. They all knew the higher the floor, the higher the level of the treasures. Murong Jinghong’s ancestor got the Jinghong Sword from the fifth floor, so the treasures on the sixth floor must be even better.
At this moment, Qin Haodong said, “There are a lot of treasures here. Don’t grab them. Let’s do it on a first come first serve basis.”
Everyone agreed and rushed to their treasures respectively.
Qin Haodong was not in a hurry. What he needed most now was the Spiritual Qi. The temptation of treasures was not too great for him.
He looked around and found that most of the treasures here were weapons, pills, and various cultivation methods.
He walked around casually. With a big divine weapon like the Xuan Yuan Sword, he was no longer interested in other weapons. The levels of the pills here were not high. As long as there were enough medicinal materials, he could refine them himself.
Suddenly, an ancient book caught his attention. On it were the words “Qimen Displacement Technique”.
As Emperor Green Wood who had lived for 500 years in the Cultivation World, he had seen countless cultivation methods but he couldn’t figure out what this method was for.
He picked up the book and flipped through it. Only then did he understand what the Qimen Displacement Technique was.
“Not bad! This is a good item!”
There was a flash of joy on Qin Haodong’s face.
This Qimen Displacement Technique was a special kind of technique. To put it frankly, it used the Qimen Dunjia technique to quickly switch the positions of two people. It was an extremely profound spatial magical art.
If he mastered this technique, he could immediately swap positions with the Little Witch and he would appear where the Little Witch was.
It sounded simple. However, this technique could definitely play an unexpected role at critical moments.
He excitedly put the ancient book into his Storage Ring. At the same time, the other people also found treasures that satisfied them.
There were more than a dozen treasures placed in the hall. Everyone got at least one so no one went back empty-handed.
“Big Brother Qin, what do you think of my sword?”
Zhao Xingyue walked over with a sword in her hand.
Qin Haodong took the sword and looked at it. It was simple and elegant, full of Spiritual Qi. The word “Killing Immortal” was written on the sheath.
He held the hilt of the sword and pulled it out. Suddenly, a cold light flashed in front of him. A sword like the water in autumn appeared in front of him.
“Not bad. This is not an ordinary sword, worthy of its name, the Killing Immortal Sword.”
This sword was no less powerful than Murong Jinghong’s Jinghong Sword.
Zhao Xingyue’s face lit up. She said excitedly, “Big Brother Qin, if you like it, I’ll give it to you.”
“How can I accept your treasure? Don’t you still lack a weapon? This sword is just right for you.”
Zhao Xingyue said with embarrassment, “Big Brother Qin, I’m timid. I wouldn’t dare to use this sword even if I had it.”
As they were talking, the Little Witch ran over excitedly. “Little Brother, do you think this apparel is beautiful?”