Chapter 104 – Illusion Array

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The scent of blood lingered in the air, the more time passed, the more pungent the stench became, and even Luo Xiao within his arms was frowning and woke up.

He was about to say something when Jiang Yao placed a finger on his lips. He shook his head, and Luo Xiao understood that something was wrong. 

The overwhelming scent of blood was assaulting his senses, and he became alert. He woke up in an instant; his body was taut. 

Jiang Yao smiled at Luo Xiao, and with a move of his body, he floated off the bed towards the door. Luo Xiao dared not move out of fear of interrupting Jiang Yao’s plans, so all he could do was stay in bed and observe what was happening around him.

He could hear the dull sound of bodies collapsing on the ground, and he could not help but frown. How could everyone be so easily killed? There were no sounds of fighting, no signs of a struggle, but the dense scent of blood was prominent. Everyone would wake up, but even so, nothing was happening outside, apart from the sound of people falling.

Had they used poison? Thinking about this, Luo Xiao sniffed the air. He had been taught by Alchemist Zhu for a long time, and he already had a good impression of herbs, but he could smell nothing but blood outside. How could this be? 

Even Jiang Yao’s brows were furrowed as he listened to the massacre that was undergoing outside, but he had no plans on going out to participate in it. 

It was as if the life and death of the caravan members did not matter at all to Jiang Yao. While Luo Xiao was feeling slightly bad about not helping them, he knew that if he jumped out now, he would not help anyone, but instead cause problems for everyone, including Jiang Yao, so he held back.

Time slowly passed, and soon an hour had gone by. At this point in time, Luo Xiao was sitting as if on pins and needles. His body was getting stiff from being in the same position, not daring to move at all.

It was at this point in time that Jiang Yao suddenly struck out with his hand, but he was not striking against the door where people could enter neither at the windows nor the roof. Instead, he struck straight towards Luo Xiao. 

Luo Xiao’s pupils contracted, but he did not move. He sat completely still and waited for the palm attack to land on him. He was not scared, as he knew that Jiang Yao would never harm him, so he had to have a reason to do what he did.

Seeing the boundless trust in him, Jiang Yao’s eyes shone even brighter, and the palm landed on Luo Xiao’s chest, but there was no pain. 

Instead, it was as if space and reality collapsed. 

Soon after, the scent of blood vanished, and instead, Luo Xiao could hear someone whisper just outside of the carriage. The voices were very familiar; they were the voices of the caravan leader and his daughter. 

“Father, are you sure that the Illusion Array will be able to trap them until we have killed them?” the voice of the girl whom Luo Xiao had eaten meals with and joked around with numerous times sounded, and Luo Xiao raised an eyebrow in surprise. He looked at Jiang Yao and saw that he was completely casual as if he knew that it was them who were behind it.

“Don’t worry, this Illusion Array can trap even the highest-ranked Saint, and the way of destroying the array is to strike the most important person to you, and to most people, this is themselves. 

“Who will think about having to strike themselves when they hear people dying all around them? It is stupid, and it is impossible to break through the Illusion Array. Let us just kill them and reap our rewards from the Fourth Prince.” 

Hearing that they had been bought over by the Fourth Prince, Luo Xiao’s eyes turned dark, his lips were drawn into a tight line, and his hands clenched tightly. 

Moments after, the door was opened, and two people entered the carriage in the darkness, only to find that Luo Xiao and Jiang Yao were both awake and looking at them with undisguised hatred. 

Jiang Yao could easily forgive them for wanting to take his life, but there were two things that he could not forgive. First of all, was the fact that he had to strike Luo Xiao in the illusion. Even if it was not real, his heart had ached tremendously.

Secondly, he could not forgive them for wanting to kill Luo Xiao. Luo Xiao had done nothing wrong apart from being affiliated with him, but they still wanted to take his life. This could never be accepted!

Jiang Yao sighed and waved his hand. Icicles shot out from his hand and pierced the two intruding people. He did not kill them instantly. Instead, he made them unable to fight back. He then dislocated their jaws and looked at them with disdain. To think they wanted an easy death after what they had done, that was not allowed.

Jiang Yao knew that since the owner of the caravan had been bought over by the Fourth Prince, then the entire caravan had been bought over, so he grabbed Luo Xiao’s waist and flew into the air. 

Here he summoned icicles numbering in the thousands, all of them imbued with Qi, and he waved his hand as they descended through the air, killing all the members of the caravan.

They did not all die at once, the sound of wailing could be heard everywhere, and once again, the stench of blood wafted into the air.