Han Qianqian sighed, then, with a gentle movement of her hands, the woman was released from the hands of the mountain piercer, and then she fell helplessly limp on the ground, obviously still haunted by Fang’s life-and-death encounter.
“Who were those people in the party?” Han Qianqian looked at her and asked in a soft voice.
Hearing Han Qianqian’s words, the woman obviously hesitated a little.
“You’d better answer honestly, or I’ll send you to your death right now.” Piercing Mountain Armour said in a cold voice.
When Piercing Mountain Armor shouted, the woman shivered in fear, hastily raised her head, and said, “Those are the dog soldiers from Demon Cloud Ghost City.”
“Demon Cloud Ghost City?” Han Qianqian frowned slightly.
“If you go through that city gate, it’s the Devil Cloud Ghost City.” She pointed to the city gate in front of her, “It is the only city in the Land of Red Earth, and the only way to cross it.”
Han Qianqian nodded.
The woman continued, “However, I’m not sure if the adjective city is appropriate. For it is both a city and, at the same time, a devilish place that eats people without spitting out bones.”
“Hmph, how devilish can it be? It’s just a bunch of trash.” When the mannequin thought of those dogs, his heart was filled with disdain.
Han Qianqian lifted his hand to stop the Mountain Piercer and looked at the woman, gesturing for her to continue.
“The dogs are just minions, the really powerful ones ……” the woman said, not wanting to continue: “I’m grateful to you for not killing me. As gratitude, I advise you to return the way you came and never enter the Demon Cloud Ghost City.”
“And what if we have to enter the city?” Han Qianqian asked.
The woman sniffed, glanced at Han Qianqian, and said in a bitter voice, “Do you know why there is an ambush here? Over the years, how many high ranking people have had to cross this place, and those like you who have defeated the dog people are even more uncountable.”
“But what happened to them in the end, do you know?”
Han Qianqian and the Wearer looked at each other and shook their heads.
“None of them have ever left the Demon Cloud Ghost City.” The woman’s eyes were rather complicated as she spoke.
“That kind of Hell City is far more complicated and terrifying than you can imagine.”
“Dogmen are just tools for hunting, just like the hounds you keep.”
“Return the way you came from here, and if you are lucky, you may barely escape. But be quick, for from the moment you set foot here, you are being watched.”
“It won’t be long before all the dogmen outside this city will shrink and gather, and those inside the city ……,” said the woman, looking towards the deep, dark gates of the city, fear covering her eyes.
“Is it so exaggerated? Scaring your grandpa pierce?” The mountain-people piercing said disdainfully.
Han Qianqian waved his hand, looked at the woman, and said to the Mountain Piercer, “I trust him.”
The fact that there were corpses all along the way already explained something, and secondly, when they were travelling into the heart of the Red Earth, which was here, they were blocked by such a heavenly wall.
It was like a dike in a river, driving the fish here and then slowly reeling in the net.
If the fish are large and difficult to reel in, then the net is held up and the fish can only swim in through the only gap.
But once it swims in, I am afraid there will be a greater danger waiting for the fish to throw itself into the net.
This was in line with what Han Qianqian had expected and what the woman before him had said.
Therefore, Han Qianqian believed what she said.
“How about making a deal?” Han Qianqian looked at the woman and said with a smile.
The woman was stunned, not knowing what Han Qianqian meant: “What do you mean?”
“After the deal is done, I will guarantee that you will leave this hellhole in peace and live a comfortable and free life, how about that?”
When she heard Han Qianqian’s words, the woman was obviously stunned again, she was not interested in comfort, but freedom?
How could she not yearn for that? She dreamed of such a dream all the time.
Only, reality was often the opposite of a dream, and even the opposite made her reality even more bitter.
“And what do you want me to do?” The woman asked rhetorically.
“I want to go into the city.” Han Qianqian said lightly.
Upon hearing this, the woman’s face turned pale with fear and she fell to the ground in shock, saying, “What?”