Chapter 1124: The Deadline has arrived
Translator: Chaos_ Editor: Chaos_
Xue Ying pondered. This time, even though there were four open quotas, Great Paragon Fuyi would definitely get one of them. Hence, it was really a contest over three quotas!
Fire Devil Paragon Master and Nine Venom Religion Master were not easy opponents either.
Also, there was a bunch of Cosmos Gods from the three great clans that transcended him in terms of human connection and intelligence.
“Intelligence.” Xue Ying mumbled to himself.
Intelligence was critical.
Of the special treasure missions, these ‘special treasures’ were too hard to find. Firstly, one had to know where to find them! Fortunately, he had Southern Cloud King behind his back. Otherwise, Xue Ying would be fondling in the dark. Yet the intelligence web of his teacher could not compare with that owned by the three great clans of the Summer Wind Ancient Nation.
‘The price set by the Fan Clan is too ludicrous.’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly. It was possible for purchase intelligence from the Fan Clan Commerce Group too. But every piece of intelligence regarding the ‘special treasures’ listed for the contest required a price of 10 billion cosmos crystals! That’s daylight robbery! This was a price close to what the ‘Scarlet Cloud God Spear’ was worth!
‘It is too difficult for me to gain those treasures. Fortunately, I still have my <Nine Rotation Undying Technique>.’ Xue Ying’s eyes were filled with expectations.
Nine Rotation Undying Technique…
He had only sold to the three great clans from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Xue Ying had not sold to the other ancient nations yet! He saved them precisely for this crucial moment to use.
Suddenly, two avatars appeared above the Flying Snow City. Following that, both left with the Destructive Realm Teleportation technique.
One of the avatars came to Sky Towering Ancient Nation.
“Sky Towering Ancient Nation.”
Xue Ying came to the capital of Sky Towering Ancient Nation. Even when was still outside the city, Xue Ying could see an enormous tree located in the ancient nation emanating golden light. The tree was so high it pierced through the cloud layer, and its crown spanned over a tremendous area.
Xue Ying knew that that ancient tree… was also the true body of Towering Sky King–the Towering Sky God Tree!
“Hu.” Xue Ying entered through the city entrance.
Stepping on the void, he soon arrived at the royal palace. The royal palace wasn’t surrounded by walls. Instead, it was encircled by an enormous river that seemed like a belt. One might say that this river was actually the equivalence of the palace walls.
Xue Ying stood outside the royal palace looking at the towering Towering Sky God Tree. He bowed first before transmitting his voice: “Flying Snow greets Towering Sky King.”
“Hahaha…” On the Towering Sky God Tree, an unseen fluctuation enveloped Xue Ying, “Monarch Flying Snow of Southern Cloud Nation, it is rare for you to find me in my Sky Towering Ancient Nation, and for you to enter here and speak to me.”
Being an unparalleled existence, he was exceptionally humble.
Speaking about this, in the entire Realm Heart Great Land, there were only two unparalleled existences that had ‘relatively good temper’. One was Limitless City Master and the other, Towering Sky King!
Xue Ying could feel himself being warped through space. Everything became blurry before him, and when his vision cleared, Xue Ying found himself within a luxurious palace hall.
Above the palace hall, there was a simple-looking old man wearing golden robes. This was the body that Towering Sky King had which traveled outside for battles. Beneath him, there were two subordinates standing.
“To what do I owe the pleasure of this visit?” Towering Sky King looked down at Xue Ying with a smile.
“I have a Dao of Void secret technique that enabled a Primal Chaos expert to attain the pinnacle of void-ification.” Xue Ying mentioned, “I wonder if King is interested?”
“Is it the <Nine Rotation Undying Technique> which you sold to the Summer Wind Ancient Nation?” Towering Sky King asked.
“Yes.” Xue Ying nodded. He was startled at the same time. Towering Sky King even knew about this?
Towering Sky King was relatively interested in the technique. He promised 50,000 contribution points to purchase it! Even though Summer Wind Ancient Nation forked out 150,000 contribution points for it, both great ancient nations had different strength and number of experts. It was quite good for the King to offer 50,000 contribution points. This ‘50,000’ contribution points could naturally only be used to exchange for treasures within the Sky Towering Ancient Nation.
Very soon, another expert from the Sky Towering Ancient Nation appeared above the great hall–’Paragon Master Ya Xi’.
“Paragon Master Ya Xi.” Xue Ying bowed. It was a female Paragon Master this time, “I wish to purchase ‘Future-Seeing Golden Pupil’. I wonder how much contribution points would it require for me to purchase it from the royal clan of the Sky Towering Ancient Nation?”
“50,000 contribution points.” Paragon Master Ya Xi was all grin.
“That is too expensive.” The expression of Xue Ying shifted.
The Future-Seeing Golden Pupil could be exchanged for 15,000 contribution points in the special treasure mission!
Even though the quota contest for entrance to the Realm Heart God Palace led to lower rewards, the ‘Future-Seeing Golden Pupil’ usually required 20,000 to 30,000 contribution points for exchange. Now that it cost 50,000 contribution points for it? That’s twice the amount!
“There have been quite a few cultivators from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation that came seeking for this Future-Seeing Golden Pupil.” Paragon Master Ya Xi wasn’t in a rush.
“Oh, then that’s too bad.” Xue Ying replied. He was not a fool.
Even though earning a quota was important, it was limited to a certain value in the Realm Heart Great Land. To an absolute majority of experts, the ‘Realm Heart God Palace’ would occasionally open. The majority of them entered because of their wish to breakthrough. Some embarked on the journey for ‘top-graded secret treasures’, but in reality, the chances of acquiring one was slightly lower! Hence, the value of a quota to enter should be an entire level lower than what a top-graded secret treasure was priced at.
50,000 contribution points offered by the Towering Sky Royal Clan?
Naturally, the reason why he was so calm had been because of the Icy Snow Ancient Nation who bought the <Nine Rotation Undying Technique> too. The Icy Snow Ancient Nation had three unparalleled existences in total. Hence, their foundation was deeper than the Sky Towering Ancient Nation, purchasing the technique for 90,000 contribution points. Xue Ying only spent 30,000 points just to exchange a special treasure which he needed, the ‘Icy Crystalline Pillar Tainted by a Drop of Blood’. This special treasure was worth 16,000 contribution points in reward.
From this perspective, the price offered by the Icy Snow Ancient Nation was honest!
‘This should be sufficient. Submitting Devil Monarch Yan Fire in would earn me 12,000 contribution points. This Icy Crystalline Pillar Tainted by a Drop of Blood could earn me another 16,000 contribution points too, adding up to a total of 28,000 contribution points.’ Xue Ying thought.
One had to know that a majority of Paragon Masters were not so wealthy. Southern Cloud King was considered one of the wealthiest cultivators in the entire Realm Heart Great Land. Even so, most Paragon Masters would not use all their wealth and treasures just to get a quota to enter the Realm Heart God Palace.
‘28,000 contribution points.’ Xue Ying thought, ‘The contribution points rewarded for these missions have been lowered. If I were to offer them up, I would lose 20 billion cosmos crystals in value.’
Fortunately, he created the <Nine Rotation Undying Technique>. Otherwise, Xue Ying would not have been so pleased.
In the end, that Paragon Master Ya Xi dropped the price for the special treasure. The closer it was to the 90,000 years deadline, the lower the price. It’s a pity that Xue Ying still found it too expensive, and secondly, he reckoned he should have sufficient points.
Xue Ying had exchanged for several other materials in the ‘Icy Snow Ancient Nation’ and ‘Sky Towering Ancient Nation’ too. He even went to exchange for some miscellaneous special treasures from other experts.
In the end, he got a total of 30,000 contribution points!
‘30,000 contribution points.’
‘I do not believe I can’t get a slot.’ Xue Ying was willing to pay such a huge price solely because he had to enter the Realm Heart God Palace.
During the last day of the contest, Cosmos Gods came one by one from various locations to the royal palace of Summer Wind Ancient Nation. Some of the Cosmos Gods that did not participate in the contest rushed over too! Naturally, most of those who could enter the royal palace came from the three great clans.
“Southern Cloud Nation, Ying Shan Xue Ying.”
“He should have accumulated a lot of contribution points.”
Several Cosmos Gods noticed this white-robed young man that entered the royal palace.
Xue Ying directly proceeded to a secluded hall under the guidance of an attendant. When he reached that hall, Xue Ying saw that royal palace spirit, a yellow-robed old man.
“Elder Summer.” Xue Ying greeted.
“I’ve heard that only you and Fire Devil Paragon Master completed an assassination mission each.” Elder Summer smiled.
“It is also because of luck.” Xue Ying replied. He passed over a wristband to Elder Summer, “This Eden Treasure contains some materials and Devil Monarch Yan Fire that is sealed by me.”
Devil Monarch Yan Fire did not resist in allowing Xue Ying to seal his strength.
Elder Summer took over the wristband. He rapidly examined it before looking at Xue Ying with shock: “Devil Monarch Yan Fire has been captured alive. In a while, an attendant will come over and give you 10 billion cosmos crystals too. Adding up the precious treasures, you have earned 30,000 contribution points in total? This is really high! But whether you can get a quota is another question. You will find out during the final moment who the top four contestants are.”
“I know.” Xue Ying was slightly anxious in his heart too. He prayed for no accidents to happen. According to his experience, 30,000 contribution points should be definitely sufficient.