Stepping into the building, the visitors immediately turned to look at the body that was presented on a table in the middle of the room.
The Elder of the Ye Zhong Order raised her brows and walked over, looking at the wounds on Qiguan Cheng Da’s throat. “Was this done by a demon?” Usually, she wouldn’t ask such a question outright but considering that the other side was the Sect Master of the Yun Zou Sect, she felt that he might actually have some insight into this.
Just as expected, Yuchi Bing Xia was able to answer her question. He shook his head though and walked over as well, standing on the other side of the table. “No, the person who killed him is of the dragon race. From what he said, he found out that this person had been colluding with the demons and then killed him to get rid of the problem. While I think that the person in question is trustworthy, I still think that this needs to be investigated so I hope that Elder Suo would be able to find some kind of clue.”
Elder Suo tilted her head and continued to look at the wound while the disciples she had brought with her gathered around her, looking over the body as well. “I can definitely tell you that this person hasn’t been killed by a human. That much is for sure. But if you already have somebody who admitted to having committed this crime, then what exactly are we searching for? There won’t be any clues on his body for whether he cooperated with the demons or not.”
Yuchi Bing Xia nodded, understanding her puzzlement. Without any leads, she could hardly investigate. “I thought so but the person of the dragon race indicated that one of the items this disciple was carrying with him was used to contact the demons.” He motioned at the mirror that had been placed to the side and Elder Suo raised her brows as soon as she looked over.
She picked it up and turned it in her hands, her expression grim. “Well, I don’t think that you need to worry about that dragon lying. This is indeed something that is mostly used in the demon realm. Even if this disciple had come across it, it wouldn’t have made much sense to keep it. It is worthless if not connected to another one of these.”
“Do you know what exactly it is used for?”
“Well, for the most part, this is only a theory because I’ve never seen it used in real life but there are notes from our predecessors, mentioning how this kind of mirror can be used to connect with somebody else as long as the other person has a mirror that is similarly made. No matter how far apart both people are — even if they happened to be in different realms — they would be able to see each other in the glass and converse just by putting in some spiritual energy.
“From what we know, there are several similar materials in the immortal realms. We have searched for something of the same effect in the mortal realm but without success so far. It is something that would have made our lives much easier. But as it stands, it seems that the difference between our realm and their realms is still too big.”
Shen An De nodded at that and inserted an explanation of his own. “That is what I know of as well. I think the gods and dragons use some kind of stone. I don’t have much more information though. I may have spent some time in the demon realm, but it wasn’t enough.
“In any case, this kind of mirror is also something that not everybody could possess. Most likely, the person that gave this to your disciple should have been a high-ranking demon. Probably somebody who is at least affiliated with the demon king or whoever it is he is contending against right now. That is definitely not a no-name demon. So the claim that that dragon made regarding how this disciple might have to do with the demon king isn’t without reason.”
The Elder of the Ye Zhong Order nodded at that. “I don’t know enough about the inner workings, but I would agree to that. If you look at the surface, it is very smooth. The craftsmanship going into making something like this is quite high. I doubt that a demon of low birth would be able to get something like this made. Maybe it could also be somebody who is rich but that is something I can’t say for sure. We would need to input some spiritual energy to see who it connects to. But then, we would also give away what has happened to this disciple and I don’t think that Sect Master Yuchi wants that to happen.”
Yuchi Bing Xia hastily shook his head. “No. If what that dragon said is true, then the demon in question is after somebody in our sect. The more information they have, the less secure that person will be. It wouldn’t do to alarm them. Right now, we can still try to swiftly think of a way to ascertain that person’s safety. As soon as the demon catches on that something happened to their spy, things will get more difficult. To be honest, we don’t know if there might not be others around but right now, that might still be unlikely. In the future, things will be more difficult.”
Elder Suo nodded, put down the mirror, and turned to the spatial bag that was lying next to it. “Are we allowed to take a look at this as well?”
Yuchi Bing Xia immediately inclined his head. “If you would be willing to do so, I would be very happy. The more clues you can find, the better.”