Chapter 1638 (Raw 1620):
“Captain, what’s wrong?”
After leaving the dueling ring, Xiao Suo sensed that something was wrong, so he asked Xiao Chen about it.
Xiao Chen replied calmly, “I’ll tell you when we get back. When will our ship be fixed?”
“It will take at least half a month,” Xiao Suo answered.
Half a month…
Xiao Chen thought about it before saying, “In that case, we will stay here for half a month. We should also modify the ship. There is some trouble waiting for us.”
There were one late-stage Major Primal Core cultivator and two early-stage Major Primal Core cultivators. They would not be easy to deal with.
The other party would definitely come to seek trouble with him once he left the Pirate Hall. He should make some preparations already.
This was truly too coincidental. Xiao Chen just stepped out of the dueling ring, and he happened to run into the other party.
If that Black Cave Mountain’s Ling Yu had not stopped to speak to him, Xiao Chen would have missed the gray-clad old man.
However, fate was that fickle at times.
“Wang Feng, do you have any connections in the Pirate Hall for modifying pirate ships? Not the official ones, the private ones.”
Xiao Chen looked over his shoulder at Wang Feng, who was behind him.
At Xiao Chen’s summons, Wang Feng turned excited and thought,
I have to grasp the opportunity properly this time.
He could already tell that this white-clad youth was definitely a big customer. As long as he served Xiao Chen properly, he was bound to get a lot of benefits.
He could use this opportunity to make up for his mistake.
Wang Feng quickly put on a smile and replied, “There are. Actually, many people of other factions come to the Pirate Alliance to modify their ships. After all, the Pirate Alliance’s skill at modifying ships is famous throughout the world.
“As long as the core formation diagram and certain secrets are not leaked, the Pirate Alliance will keep one eye closed. Several of the shipwrights are actually shipwrights of the Pirate Alliance, so they know where to stop.
“What grade does Young Master Xiao want?”
Xiao Chen said, “There are even grades?”
“That is natural. How can there not be grades? After all, you get what you pay for. As long as you can afford it, I can even get you the top shipwright of the Pirate Alliance.”
Xiao Chen nodded and said, “In that case, I want the best one. How much will it cost?”
Wang Feng immediately showed a bitter expression when he heard that. It seemed like he had boasted too big. “This… this…”
Xiao Chen interrupted, “Just speak. After the matter is over, aside from Spirit Jades, I can also give Life Juice Source. If the other party does not believe it, you can show this to them.”
Wang Feng received a jade bottle. However, when he opened it, he found that it was empty.
However, the lingering aura of the Life Juice Source in there was unmistakable.
It really is Life Juice Source!
Wang Feng’s expression changed wildly as his heart thumped heavily. He whispered, “Young Master Xiao, can you take out some Life Juice Source? It will be more convincing that way.”
Xiao Chen decisively rejected. “That is impossible. You know your own character. However, after this matter is over, if it is handled well, I can give you at least two and a half kilograms of pure Life Juice Source.”
Two and a half kilograms of Life Juice Source!
Wang Feng uncontrollably gulped down his saliva. Then he said, “Very well, it is a deal. I’ll go and do it.”
Xiao Chen nodded in satisfaction. “At the same time, help me find some reliable merchants. I have some things to sell.”
Before the Jiao Snake left, it gave Xiao Chen many natural treasures from Profound Yin Mountain, many of which could be sold. Furthermore, on this trip, the two Cold Steel Eagles had also captured a lot of prey.
The materials from many oceanic ferocious beasts were very valuable. Xiao Chen could use this opportunity to dispose of them.
Wang Feng received the list from Xiao Chen and took a look. His heart pounded even heavier than before as he became somewhat distracted.
This was truly a huge sum. If he completed this deal, the middleman fee alone would earn him a lot.
Just one or two of the many natural treasures already equaled half of his wealth.
“I guarantee that I will do all this perfectly. I will not let down Young Master’s trust.”
After saying that, Wang Feng left quickly. Right now, he felt very excited, filled with drive.
“Captain, is this person reliable? I think he looks very shifty, not a very impressive person.” Xiao Suo said with a frown, “He is probably small-minded and definitely traitorous.”
Xiao Chen smiled and said, “Don’t worry. He knows his limits and understands how serious this is.”
He already frightened this person with the West Wind Tower’s matter, showing that person how incredible he was.
Wang Feng would not dare to play any tricks unless he was tired of living.
More importantly, Xiao Chen believed that the benefits that he promised would tempt the other party.
Then, Xiao Chen changed the topic, looking at Xiao Suo. “From today on, you are responsible for contact with this Wang Feng.”
There was no need for Xiao Chen to deal with these minor matters himself. That would waste too much time.
Xiao Suo laughed and said, “Don’t worry. Leave him to me. I am very experienced in dealing with people like him. I guarantee that he will not dare to play any tricks.”
Xiao Chen nodded and looked at Luo Nan and Fei`er.
“Big Brother Xiao Chen, what instructions do you have?” Fei`er asked softly with a wide smile.
Xiao Chen replied seriously, “I want you to investigate the Black Cave Mountain blessed land. The more detailed the information, the better. At the same time, figure out the best route to the Black Cave Mountain. It would be best if there is an inter-realm transportation formation that we can use.”
“Alright, leave it to Senior Brother and me.”
The Black Cave Mountain was Xiao Chen’s next destination. He needed to make the necessary preparations.
The preparatory work commenced in an orderly manner.
Then, Xiao Chen closed his eyes in mediation at the inn where he was staying.
He had witnessed the boundlessly tyrannical and unparalleled berserk aura from the Great Desolate Eon after Ling Yu and Jiang Xuan activated their bloodlines.
Xiao Chen felt a sense of danger in his heart. Now, he knew the difference between himself and those people.
Whether he was willing to admit to it or not, he was not very confident of defeating those two after they activated their bloodline power.
At best, it would be an even battle.
Furthermore, those odds already took into account his many trump cards, his Great Dao Energy, and his having used the Life Juice Source to strengthen his physical body.
Xiao Chen had too little time. After all, he had spent his initial twenty years of cultivation in an abandoned land.
As for those people, they grew up in a blessed land. The difference was rather stark.
However, Xiao Chen did not abandon himself to despair. If he could cross the hurdle that was the half-step Primal Core Realm and reach the same cultivation as those two, his odds of victory would reach seventy percent.
More importantly, the bloodline power in Xiao Chen’s body was also a treasure trove; furthermore, it was an even larger one.
It was just that he had no way of accessing it for now.
Right now, Xiao Chen was amassing his accumulations; then, soaring up would just be a matter of time.
Early the next morning, with Xiao Suo making arrangements, everyone in the Black Cutlass became busy again.
The crew worked very hard. None of them had expected their ship to be modified again after just a few short months, becoming even stronger.
Unless there was some important news, Xiao Suo, Luo Nan, and Fei`er would not interrupt Xiao Chen.
They could handle most of the matters themselves.
Three days later, there was finally something that Xiao Chen had no choice but to handle personally.
After making use of all his connections, Wang Feng finally invited a “master shipwright” of the Pirate Alliance’s inner circle.
Those that were called masters in the Pirate Alliance’s inner circle could be considered the peak.
“Young Hero Xiao Chen, this is Master Jin, who is a member of the Pirate Alliance’s inner circle. His standard of shipbuilding is at the very peak in this Pirate Hall. Even Rank 3 sect Elders would find it hard to meet Master Jin.”
Wang Feng looked at Xiao Chen while solicitously introducing an unremarkable-looking old man not far away.
“Stop licking my boots. Are you the master of this fellow? Let me ask you this: do you really have the Life Juice Source?”
Who would have imagined that Master Jin would not give Xiao Chen any face but question him rudely as he gazed directly at him?
Xiao Chen gave Wang Feng a look, and Wang Feng withdrew tactfully.
“There is no rush. Come and take a look at my ship first. If there is anything you don’t understand, you can ask us about it,” Xiao Chen said politely, maintaining a calm expression.
Whether this person was a real master or a fake one, he had to show some of his abilities first.
Xiao Chen was not so silly as to talk carelessly about the Life Juice Source.
When Master Jin heard that, he laughed instead. “It looks like it is real. You are actually trying to test me instead. Very well, I’ll come with you to take a look.”