Chapter 553: 553
While it had been decided that the group would be leaving the Ghost Realm, they were not in a hurry . They were still searching for Tie Haolong, but more importantly, they were not completely sure of how to find the Ox-headed man who would have to send them away .
Mo Lian and the branch leader looked at Lan when he mentioned the Ox-headed man . They, naturally, knew about the guardians of the Ghost Realm . In fact, they often met with these guardians, but they had never expected that the exit of the Ghost Realm was controlled by them .
If so, would it have been possible to leave without waiting for a living being before? If they had somehow bribed or forced these guardians to let them go, would it have been possible?
Both Lan and Xue Wei understood the helpless expressions of the two ghosts, but they were not in a hurry to explain the details . It was not possible for them to leave unless they had the guidance of a Rulebreaker, but they did not understand this .
By looking at the reactions of the two, both Lan and Xue Wei wished to see their reactions . Were they going to turn on them and then try to leave without their help, or would they continue with the previous plans?
Although Mo Lian was the soul of Li Zhiqing, she was no longer the same as the one whom Lan had known before, so he would not dare to assume that she would be friendly towards them .
From the gruesome nature of the Ghost Realm, both Xue Wei and Lan held the assumption that the two would act against them soon, but after a bit of time, it seemed that their greed vanished .
“I understand; we can help you locate the Ox-headed man . ”
The one who spoke was the branch leader . Although he had been tempted, he actually curbed the desire to kill these two living beings after careful consideration .
Although the Ox-headed man was the one who helped them leave, it was not certain if other things were required to leave . There was no loss in working together with Xue Wei and Lan, but if they died, they might lose their only chance to leave .
Mo Lian had been quiet from the very beginning . It was hard to guess what she had been thinking, but looking at her narrowed eyes, the branch leader suddenly felt a chill down his back .
If he had decided to act on these two living creatures in front of him, he would likely have been stopped by this woman .
Xue Wei could not help but smile when he realized the attitude these two ghosts held towards them .
Since Lan had become a deity again, he was confident that if it came to a confrontation, they would be able to emerge victorious . Still, he would have preferred if their partners were sincere while working together .
“We need the Ox-headed man to open the gates, but for him to be able to do so, he needs the Rulebreaker . Xue Wei is such a Rulebreaker, so we are relying on him to let us out of this ghastly dimension . ”
The branch leader could not help but feel relieved when he heard that Xue Wei was the key to leave . He had indeed made the right decision this time!
Mo Lian and the others clearly noticed his relief, and they felt somewhat amused . None of them were insulted by his actions; they understood the rules of survival here, but knowing that he was sincere was enough .
“This person you are looking for, Tie Haolong, did he die recently?”
Mo Lian looked at the portrait of Tie Haolong, which Xue Wei had passed over . The guy was good-looking, but he did not seem familiar to her .
Xue Wei contemplated for some time before he nodded his head . Although it had felt like a whole lifetime for him since his good brother died, it had actually not been that long .
For someone who had been within the Ghost Realm for more than ten thousand years, his age was truly insignificant .
Mo Lian kept looking at the portrait with some interest . She could not recognize the appearance but was thinking of where such a young ghost could have hidden, or if it had been consumed already .
“What was his personality like? Most ghosts who enter the Ghost Realm will be somewhat timid at the very beginning and hide away from others to gather strength . They are cautious and willing to take the path of a slow advance, but there is one place where new ghosts can grow rapidly . Unfortunately, the danger involved with entering this area is also great . Only one or two out of a hundred ghosts will survive . ”
Xue Wei could not help but raise an eyebrow in surprise . He had not heard of this area before, but after considering the short time he had spent in the Ghost Realm, he realized that it was rather reasonable .
He frowned as he began to consider Tie Haolong’s personality . Although his memories were gone, his personality would remain .
He had always been a confident figure who would boldly advance . Although he was unwilling to throw his life away for no purpose, he would be willing to go against the sky for what he believed in .
When he was thinking of his action to go against his Kingdom for the sake of Xue Wei, even to the point of dying to ensure his safety, there was no doubt of where he would be hiding now .
“Let us enter that area . ”
Xue Wei’s eyes grew firm upon realizing that the usually steady young man was actually hot-blooded and willing to risk anything for what he believed in . He would be able to fit into such an area very well .