The time vortex had dragged the people from ancient China to this realm. The power of another realm collided with the elements here, triggering off an uncontrollable turbulence. To prevent the realm from collapsing, Jiang Ziya temporarily confined them in a magic field.^ Jyu Yun had also been pulled into this realm by the power and lived in the field with other people from that realm.
Nine-tailed Vixen: Humph, people from another realm? I can’t see any differences between they and I.
Daji returned to her original form. She was murmuring as she walked into the field to see the people who had left Jiang Ziya so busy. At the boundary of the field, she saw a girl crouched before a wooden fox...
Jyu Yun: I’m not a “reincarnation of Ancient Artifacts”, so I think it’s fine for me to take a walk then?
Hearing that, Daji leapt to the front of the girl, shocking her by appearing as a fox who could speak.
Nine-tailed Vixen: It’s dangerous out there. Go back and stay safe!
Jyu Yun: It’s alright. I can protect myself!
Nine-tailed Vixen: Ha? A little girl like you can protect yourself?
Jyu Yun: Humph, I really can! Cloudy, let’s show her what we’ve got!
Nine-tailed Vixen: Is that all you’ve got? You’re all talk!
Jyu Yun: There’s more where that came from!
Jiang Ziya the Celestial General: Daji, enough!
The two foxes' fight heated up, but they were suddenly separated by Sibuxiang which landed between them.
Jiang Ziya the Celestial General: Why are you fighting the young lady?
Daji: It’s just a little squabble. What could possibly happen...
Although Daji was complaining, she was actually glad to see Jiang Ziiya. Feeling that there was nothing he do to her, Jiang Ziya could only apologize to Jyu Yun on behalf of Daji.
Jiang Ziya the Celestial General: I’m sorry. She’s ornery, but she means no harm. Please excuse her.
Jyu Yun: Don’t worry! I was bored! Is there anything else I could do to kill time?
Jiang Ziya the Celestial General: Well, if you don’t mind, please accompany Daji for me.
Jyu Yun: No problem! So, little fox, nice to meet you.
Daji: Ha, I’m not your “little fox”.
Even as Daji spoke, she was transforming into her human form. Seeing an enchanting beauty appear before her, Jyu Yun was stunned.
Jyu Yun: ...Little fox... just turned into a lady?
Aesthetic Vixen Su Daji: My name is Su Daji! Remember it, girl!
Jyu Yun: Wow...Awesome! Little fox...no no no...Daji, you’re beautiful!
Daji felt better after hearing Jyu Yun’s compliment,.
Jiang Ziya smiled as he shook his head. After asking Daji to take care of Jyu Yun for mone more time, he mounted Sibuxiang and left.
Jyu Yun looked around excitedly, searching for differences between this realm and her own world. All of a sudden, she heard a group of people— they encountered a troop of soldiers, who were patrolling in the name of safeguarding their campsite. In order to avoid trouble, Daji transformed into her fox form and hid behind Jyu Yun.
Swordsman: Huh? How come there’s a child here?
Spearman: She doesn’t look like someone from our country.
Jyu Yun: Of course. I don’t belong here.
Spearman: Stupid girl, you’ve admitted it! If you’re not someone from our side, you must be one of our enemies!
Daji: ‘Gosh! How troublesome! I have to get her out of here as soon as possible.’
Jyu Yun: Wait, why won’t you listen to me?
Daji: Little girl, you had better take out your wooden fox first!
Jyu Yun: Why would this happen? I don’t wanna fight!
Daji: They’ll kill you even if you don’t fight back. Attack!
Taking Jyu Yun with her, Daji fought the soldiers while retreating. After a while, they finally shook off the soldiers’ pursuit.
Jyu Yun: Why did this happen? Why must we kill? Why must there be war?
Daji: Maybe they were fighting for territory again? The Human race is always like that...
Daji: No, all races are like that. You will understand when you grow up.
Jyu Yun: I once thought this place would be more peaceful than my world, just like the legendary Shangri-La...
Daji: This is not Shangri-La. Every race would fight against one another for some stupid reasons or another.
Daji: Like, expanding their territories, avenging the nation, or other so-called “great” reasons...
Jyu Yun: ...
Daji: Just ignore it. It’s not something that someone your age should have to understand.
Seeing Daji’s indifference on her face as she described the motives behind wars, Jyu Yun felt a sense of melancholy that she could not explain.
During her time in Linghu Fiefdom, Jyu Yun had studied the Wooden Armor Technique on her own; with this technique passed down from her ancestors, she created the wooden fox Cloudy to prove to the lord that her Grandpa’s technique was useful. Finally, Jyu Yun had the opportunity; she had to open a way for the lord to escape.
Together with Cloudy, Jyu Yun defeated the ambush of the enemy in the tunnel. On her way...
Enemy Commander: Humph! Let’s see where can you go!
Jyu Yun: Wait! I won’t let you harm our lord—
Enemy Captain: Little girl, who do you think you are?
Enemy Captain: Don’t ever think you can scare us off with your witchcraft!
Jyu Yun: Cloudy, let’s clear the way for our lord!
Jyu Yun: My lord, are you alright? Where are Minister Min and the others?
Lord Linghu: They volunteered to stay behind and stop the enemy, they were all killed...
Lord Linghu: I have been wrong... I’ve misunderstood your grandpa! I should apologize to your family and the Mins...
Jyu Yun: ‘Grandpa...The lord has finally recognized our efforts...He has finally recognized us!’
Waking from her dream, Jyu Yun saw Daji staring at her ...
Daji: Little girl, miss home, huh? You were yelling “Grandpa” even in your sleep.
Jyu Yun: Yeah, I was dreaming of my home.
Daji: ...You fell asleep on your feet... It seems that your power is starting to get assimilated. Let’s go back.
Jyu Yun: Okay.
Jyu Yun: ‘Grandpa. Please wait for me. I’ll be back soon.’