Chapter 1023: Just a Little Fellow
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
“Have a look?” The plump old man chuckled, “Aren’t you currently looking at it?”
“Can I hold it with my hands?” Xue Ying followed up with the next question, “As there is a forbidding array, I can’t view it clearly, and can only look at its external appearance. Who knows how formidable this spearhead is? And if it is appropriate for me?”
He had already reached the Primal CHaos realm in the Dao of Void, yet when comprehending the spear body, Xue Ying still had many queries. As long as he viewed part of the profound mysteries within the spearhead, it would be equivalent to seeing the entire appearance of the spear which would certainly clear away many of his previous doubts.
“Only when a person views it thoroughly can he understand if it is suitable or not.” Magic Servant Zi Bai fanned himself and added from the side.
“Take it out for a look?” The plump old man chuckled. He pointed to the spearhead that was wrapped by layers of forbidding array, “Many arrays are protecting it. If anyone can have a look at it, why is there a need for the arrays to be present?”
As the plump old man talked to Xue Ying, he was also sending orders to his subordinates to gather information on this guest.
“Great manager, this young prince is Ying Shan Xue Ying and is a genius disciple of the Ying Shan Clan. He is a Void God at birth and was able to reach the Unity realm in 8,000 years. The magic servant by the side was a Magic Servant Blood Rain purchased in the past by Old Mother Ying Shan because this Prince Xue Ying suffered from assassination in the past.” The Fan Clan was originally good at gathering information, and Xue Ying was also quite famous within the Southern Cloud Nation.
“Oh? Such a small clan like the Ying Shan Clan?” The plump old male was enlightened.
In his heart, the entire Ying Shan Clan was a small clan.
There was only a single Old Mother Ying Shan whom he had to pay more attention to! As for other people, he could ignore them.
Actually, to the ‘Fan Clan’, they only paid attention to the royal family from the Southern Cloud Nation. After all, the Southern Cloud royal family had an amazing king who was admired even by the six great ancient nations. The other three Great Emperor ranked clans were considered small to them!
Xue Ying looked at the plump old man with anticipation. He did not know that the other party’s view of Xue Ying had changed for Xue Ying was merely a disciple from a small clan.
“Indeed, only when you look at it thoroughly could you know if it is suitable or not.” The plump old man chuckled, “But with the arrays protecting it, not anyone can see it.”
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded.
“My Fan Clan has its rules too.” The plump old man continued, “If you want to see it, either you have the strength or the status that we approved of. Or that you can bring out sufficient treasures that would verify you have the purchasing power.”
“Strength and status?” Xue Ying felt puzzled.
He definitely could not purchase it.
“Strength that is at least on the level of a Conferred King within the Southern Cloud Nation.” The plump old man answered, “Ordinary Primal Chaos giants do not have the qualifications to have a look at this spearhead. Status of someone who is at least a prince of the royal family in the Southern Cloud Nation, or a high-status disciple from the six great ancient nation. Or you could be a personal disciple of some existence who could shock the entire Realm Heart Great Land.”
“As for purchasing power, it is simple. Bring out treasures worth 500 million cosmos crystals, and you can view it.” The plump old man looked at Xue Ying.
Xue Ying was stunned.
He did not have treasures!
As for strength? He was only at the peak of the eighth level currently when he used his full force. Naturally, Xue Ying did not dare to reveal his strength since he merely cultivated for just five million years.
Status? Did he not hear what the other party said? Only the princes from the entire royal family were qualified!
“My apologies for disturbing you.” Xue Ying said, “We will leave now.”
“Have a nice day.” The plump old man remained smiling. Even though he held such a small clan like the Ying Shan Clan in contempt, he still had to follow the basic courtesy as a businessman!
They left the shop.
“He actually did not allow Prince to see it.” Tian Yi Zhi shook his head.
“Did the other party not say it? Either we show that we have the power, the status, or that we have the purchasing power.” Magic Servant Zi Bai fanned himself while curling his lips, “Clearly, the Ying Shan Clan is not worth a mention in the eyes of the other party.”
“Let’s go back.”
Xue Ying nonchalantly said.
He wasn’t angry at all. It was all about the strong feasting on the weak between cultivators. Naturally, the rules were strict. Since Xue Ying did not have the strength, the status or the purchasing power, it was normal for the other party not to let him see the spearhead.
‘I’ll wait. When I am strong enough and have earned sufficient cosmos crystals, I can come and buy it then. I do not believe it is that easy for them to sell treasures of this level.’ Xue Ying thought. For instance, the ‘Cloud Sky Hammer’ was a shop protection treasure, and would likely be placed here for god knew how long. That spearhead was, after all, an incomplete weapon, and it was harder for them to sell it.
‘My luck this time is not bad for me to discover this spearhead.’ Xue Ying thought.
Actually, it was normal for him to discover the spear.
Because the Southern Cloud Capital was the biggest city in the entire Southern Cloud Nation, and also the safest city. Organizations like the Fan Clan that were considered an apex power even in the entire Realm Heart Great Land could only be found in the Southern Cloud Capital! Even some of the organizations within the Southern Cloud Nation would only be placing their more important treasures within the capital and sell it.
Because the Southern Cloud Capital had many experts coming in and out! There was even the ‘Southern Cloud King’ protecting this place.
If one placed a fantastic treasure in a small little city, would it not be snatched away should a Cosmos God decide to attack it?
Hence, more than 90% of the treasures within the Southern Cloud Nation were gathered at the capital. As for the apex secret treasures, more than 99% of them were in the capital. Xue Ying came here relying on the attraction by the spear body to discover the spearhead… this was nothing special.
In the following days, Xue Ying traveled across various places in the Southern Cloud Capital. More than half his time was spent in the Treasured Goods Market. Other than that, he would be expanding his horizons by checking out some historical remnants and to ‘feast’. Xue Ying as a foodie had naturally discovered many top-graded delicacies and wine within the Southern Cloud Capital.
In the blink of an eye, more than half a month had passed.
“Xue Ying, the Old Ancestor has finished arranging things on her side. Tomorrow, you will be proceeding with Magic Servant Zi Bai to the headquarters of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.” Marquis Ardent Fire sent the message down to inform Xue Ying.
Xue Ying was in great joy.
The headquarters of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was a place Xue Ying looked forward to going. Because it was one of the ten great religions in the entire Realm Heart Great Land, it should have collected many absolute art scriptures within.
One had to know that Xue Ying would only cultivate in two Dao paths at most according to his plan in this world–one was the Dao of Void, and the other was the Dao of Mirage! Xue Ying sought to obtain the highest-graded absolute art Mirage illusory realm scripture, and the best bet for him would be to search for it within the headquarters of Southern Cloud Sacred Religion!
In terms of absolute art scriptures…
Even if all the clans within the Southern Cloud Nation added their books, they could not compare to the tip of what the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion had. The foundation of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion was honestly horrifying.
“Prince, the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion has many rules. It is impossible for you to bring all your subordinates in. Today, let just the two of us go.” Magic Servant Zi Bai said, “In a while, after you become an inner disciple, the headquarters should arrange an accommodation for you to stay in. By then, you can bring in all your subordinates.”
“Let’s go.” Xue Ying said.
The two of them sauntered in midair. Every step they took saw them crossing through a vast distance. The entire capital was huge, and even after teleporting many times, they had to spend an hour before Magic Servant Zi Bai and Xue Ying arrive at the headquarters of the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.
“Southern Cloud Sacred Religion.”
Xue Ying looked at it from afar.
In the distance, one could see chains of mountains. The mountain range contained several pavilions on them. The entire continuous chain of the mountain range was protected by an array, and here was the headquarters for the Southern Cloud Sacred Religion. There was currently a vast number of cultivators flying in through the mountain entrance.
The mountain entrance could only be reached after walking through tens of thousands of kilometers along the path within the mountain. By the side of the mountain entrance, there were characters imprinted on the cliff–Southern Cloud.
When Xue Ying first saw those two characters, they seemed ordinary and were only slightly more overbearing.
Nevertheless, when he thoroughly extended his senses over the two characters, he would feel endless void aura coming from them. This was a vast aura that was beyond the “Southern Cloud 12 Sacred Styles”. It was akin to looking at an interminable towering void in reverence.
“Ying Shan Xue Ying?” A golden-robed male was standing by the entrance of the mountain. When he saw Xue Ying, he immediately came over and greeted him.
“Prince, this is Marquis Cheng Deng.” The Magic Servant Zi Bai introduced.
“Greetings Marquis Cheng Deng.” Xue Ying immediately bowed, “This time, I’ll have to trouble Marquis Cheng Deng for your help.”
“It is a minor matter. Many blockages within have been settled by Old Mother. Today, we will only be briefly walking through the process. After that, you will become an inner disciple.” Marquis Cheng Deng smiled, “Alright, let’s not waste any more time. Come on with me.”