Leanna, with a crying tone, urgently called out to Hildegard, “Madam Peregrine, please help Jagoan!”
Jagoan was lying unconscious in her arms at that moment.
When Hildegard saw the extinguished half candle on the stone table, she murmured in dismay. She hurried over to Jagoan and took out a pill for him to take. Then, she quickly performed acupuncture on Jagoan and injected him with nimbus through her palm on his back.
After a while, Jagoan spat out a mouthful of black blood and slowly regained consciousness.
Leanna ran over to him anxiously and said, “Jagoan, you finally woke up!”
However, Jagoan still felt a bit disoriented and asked, “What happened? I feel like I’ve been through a lot, but at the same time, like I haven’t experienced anything…”
Hildegard, who had finished injecting Jagoan with nimbus, explained, “You’re experiencing the aftereffects of having your illusion mirror cultivation forcibly interrupted. Triple illusion mirror… I had hoped to use this technique to fill the gap in your martial arts deficiencies, but someone intentionally destroyed it… What a pity!”
After speaking, Hildegard shook her head with a look of regret.
In order to set up such an enlightening illusion mirror, Hildegard had to expend the accumulated spiritual essence of the magnolia tree from the past twenty years. It was no longer feasible to set it up again.
After hearing Hildegard’s explanation, Jagoan finally understood the situation.
No wonder those experiences, the invincible fat man and the terrifying Eight, Headed Serpent-were so surreal. In the illusion mirror, he was also reliving the event of the Larson Family being wiped out. He even Intended to memorize the voices of the perpetrators one by one, but he was then forcefully interrupted.
At this point, Jagoan suddenly had a question and he looked at Hildegard for an explanation. “Hildegard, there is something I don’t understand. I hope you can explain it to me…”
“Of course, Jagoan. Please ask away!”
“According to reason, since it is an illusion mirror, the scenes in the illusion mirror should be experiences that one has personally gone through or deep memories that one may not even be able to recall.”
Upon hearing this, Hildegard nodded in agreement.
As a master in the field of illusion mirrors, she naturally understood the principles behind it.
The illusion mirror was different from an illusion formation. The latter was based on a formation, which affected the viewer’s vision, while the former was based on the viewer’s memories, constructing scenes that affected the viewer’s senses.
Of course, at this moment, she did not interrupt but waited quietly for Jagoan to continue.
“But apart from the third illusion mirror, my first two illusion mirrors were experiences that I had never gone through before,” Jagoan said, recounting in detail the situation of the fat man and the Eight-Headed Serpent to Hildegard.
He might not be sure about anything else, but he was certain that he had never seen the fat man and the Eight-Headed Serpent before. Besides that, facing the deathly fear brought by the Demon Serpent felt particularly real.
“Um…” Hildegard was also shocked by Jagoan’s description.
The first thing that came to her mind was the prophecy contained in the magnolia tree.
Back before the war happened in the South, all the leaves of the Magnolia Tree facing south turned yellow. Shortly after that, the war broke out. Jagoan’s experience might be the magnolia tree’s way of conveying some kind of prophecy through this illusion mirror.
It was just that she couldn’t guess what was going on.
“Maybe you went through it when you were a child and just can’t remember it now,” Hildegard casually found an excuse and brushed it off.
Jagoan also guessed the real reason behind it, but since Hildegard didn’t say anything, he didn’t want to ask more.
At this moment, Hildegard changed the subject.
“I originally hoped that you could use this illusion mirror to break through to the half-step grandmaster level instantly. But now, it seems that you still have a long way to go… So, in your future practice, remember to suppress your obsession, or it may break your path to becoming a grandmaster…”