A lonely lighthouse appeared in the blizzard.
At the top of the lighthouse, a strong red light flashed, guiding the travelers in their direction.
It was very dangerous for an ordinary person to walk in a world filled with snow and wind. It was very easy for them to develop snow blindness and lose their judgment of direction and distance. As a result, they lost their way and died on the way.
In places like this, large numbers of travelers would die every year. Their corpses were buried deep in snow, and they would not be discovered for decades.
And this kind of lighthouse was used to guide people in their direction.
Xiang Nan put up an arbor and looked at the sky. The snow and wind didn't see the sun or the moon, and the white world of ice and snow couldn't find anything to use for reference.
After entering the lighthouse, Xiang Nan shook off the snow on his body and discovered that there were more than a dozen travelers resting inside.
However, Xiang Nan swept his gaze over it, but didn't find any traces of Old Man Tian Ji. He couldn't help but sigh.
Ever since the Battle of the Fallen Snow Sect ended, Xiang Nan immediately sent a message to Old Man Tian Ji, agreeing to meet here.
However, the trouble was that after Xiang Nan had sent the signal, his cultivation base deteriorated. In just an hour, he had fallen to the first level of Body Tempering.
After that, he received another reply from Old Man Tian Ji. However, the situation was very bad, because Xiang Nan did not even have the slightest bit of early weather, nor did he even have the ability to reply to the signaling.
It had been two days and two nights since the incident, and Old Man Tianji had never received a reply from Xiang Nan. I wonder if he would think that Xiang Nan had encountered something unexpected.
"Friend, are you alone?" The guard in charge of the lighthouse walked over and patted the snow on Xiang Nan's back. "The weather is getting worse and worse," he said.
"It's not easy for you to walk alone in such a place and come to the lighthouse alive."
As the guard spoke, he brought Xiang Nan another bowl of steaming ginger soup.
Xiang Nan thanked him and asked, "Has an old man been here these past two days?"
"I've been here." The guard nodded, "We don't have many travelers here. I remember clearly that an old gentleman came the night before yesterday and said that he was waiting for someone here."
"Where is he?" Xiang Nan hurriedly asked.
The guard smiled and said, "It seems that the person he is waiting for has left with a lot of worries. He just left last night."
"This is troublesome." Xiang Nan lowered his head and frowned.
The Iron and Steel Continent was in a period of chaos. In order to accommodate Su Ran, Old Man Tian Ji would definitely leave this continent.
If Elder Tian Ji had already left the Iron and Steel Continent, he would probably not be able to find Xiao He.
What Xiang Nan was most worried about was Xiao He. She did not know that Xiang Nan was still alive. With her personality, she might find trouble with the Profound Sky Sect or the Fallen Snow Sect. At that time, the problem would really be serious.
"Little brother, your accent doesn't sound like someone from the Northern Region." On the nearby table, one of the dozen or so travelers greeted Xiang Nan.
Xiang Nan nodded and didn't have the mood to talk.
He only wanted to wait here for two more days. If he couldn't wait for Old Man Tian Ji, he would first think of a way to return to the Southern Domain. No matter what, he had to show his face to let Master rest assured.
That person drank a lot, but he really wanted to chat with Xiang Nan. He simply walked over and sat beside Xiang Nan, hooking his shoulder.
Xiang Nan frowned and didn't say anything.
The man said, "Looks like you are young and not a native. You must be here to search for gold, right? Sigh, this steel continent is not peaceful. We have just arrived, and accidentally encountered a sect massacre, causing people to panic."
"I'm afraid you've come for nothing this time."
Xiang Nan nodded and drank a mouthful of tea. "Yes," he said.
The man said, "Hey, we are both fallen from the horizon. If you have a treasure to open your eyes, it can be said that you didn't come to the Steel Continent for nothing."
As he spoke, the man took out a pitch-black ore. The ore was ten-edged and looked like a shuttle, but it contained extremely powerful earth elemental energy.
"Oh?" Xiang Nanqi said, "Black-spotted Sparkling Stone?"
The man came to his senses and said, "You know what to do! Then tell me what this thing is for."
The man clearly wanted to show off.
The other dozen or so travelers looked at Xiang Nan with interest. Even the idle guard leaned against the door frame, carrying a cup of hot tea with an expression of anticipation.
Xiang Nan smiled faintly and said, "Black-spotted Sparkling Stone is a rare metal ore. Its hardness has already reached the level of a Heavenly Grade Elementary Grade weapon."
"Unfortunately, this ore does not have any spiritual energy and cannot be turned into a spearman's weapon. Although it is precious, it is not a rare treasure."
The man said excitedly, "I didn't expect you to be so young. You really know a lot. Let me tell you, we bought this ore at a high price. We specially came to the Steel Continent to exchange it."
"What's the use?" Xiang Nan asked as he drank his tea. Actually, he didn't care about the use of the ore at all. It was nothing more than passing the time.
"Guess!" The man blinked mysteriously.
Xiang Nan helplessly smiled bitterly and said, "I can't guess."
The man lowered his voice and said, "It's used to imprison orcs!"
"Oh?" Xiang Nan raised his eyebrows, "Orcs? There are also orcs on the nearby continent?"
The man said, "Ha, there really is something you don't understand."
The man wanted to show off, so he sold a lawsuit, but when he saw that Xiang Nan was lacking in interest, he said, "We are from the Hong Qing Continent."
"We have a powerful clan called the Wu Clan. I heard that an orc was raised a few years ago. Later, the orc betrayed us for some reason. He bit his master to death and escaped from Hong Qing."
"I heard that the orc has appeared again recently. Do you think it's courting death? In the end, it was captured by the Wu Clan."
Xiang Nan's heart skipped a beat. How could this story be so similar to Tu Yun's encounter?
The man added, "This Black-spotted Glorious Stone is used to forge a cage. It is said that the orc is going to be imprisoned and there is going to be a Beast Slaughtering Convention."
Xiang Nan hurriedly asked, "What kind of orc is that?"
The man thought for a moment and said, "It seems to be a wolf or something. I have never seen it with my own eyes."
"In any case, the Wu Clan has come to our auction house to order Black Spot Glorious Stones. We will come to the Iron and Steel Continent to look for them."
Hearing this, Xiang Nan's expression turned cold.
What a narrow path. I didn't expect that Tu Yun would return to the Northern Region and be captured by that damn clan again.
However, Tu Yun was with Hong Meng Xiao Jun. How could he be caught by a clan?
Could it be that something had happened to Hong Meng and Xiao Jun?
The more he thought about it, the more anxious Xiang Nan became. He wished he could immediately feel that Hong Qing Continent was going to take a look at the situation.
"That Wu Clan is amazing. They are famous in the area." The man did not notice the change in Xiang Nan's expression and continued to say to himself, "The Wu Clan's Clan Master, Wu Delong, is a great master of the Good Fortune Third Layer."
"Say, isn't a clan head of this realm really awesome? He's practically a local emperor."
At this moment, the door of the lighthouse was pushed open.
A gust of snow swept into the room, and the two of them walked into the room.
"Senior Tian Ji." Xiang Nan suddenly stood up.