Chapter 1137: Myriad Pavilion
A teleportation array’s Yuan Qi reverberated as Yi Yun and Ru’er’s figures appeared.
“Senior, right in front of us is Myriad City,” Ru’er said.
Yi Yun and Ru’er had finally reached their destination after traversing several teleportation arrays from the Red Cauldron Sect to the core area of the Myriad Divine Territory.
The Myriad Divine Territory was extensive, and Myriad City was at its core.
After walking out the teleportation array, Yi Yun gazed in front of him and took in the sights of the entire Myriad City. It was constructed on a massive plain, and continuous rows of pavilions could be seen at first glance. Amazingly, there were immense amounts of Yuan Qi gushing towards Myriad City from the entire plain. Even from afar, one could acutely feel a sense of shock and awe at this sight.
“Senior, flying above Myriad City is forbidden. I’ll procure a carriage for you,” said Ru’er.
“Alright, go ahead.” Yi Yun nodded.
He was completely unfamiliar with Myriad City, so Lin Tiancheng offered to have Ru’er accompany him as she had visited Myriad City several times. She knew it like the back of her hand, so her guidance saved Yi Yun a lot of trouble.
“From now on, don’t keep calling me senior. Just call me by my name,” Yi Yun said.
Although he did not mind the misunderstanding regarding his age, he found it odd to be called senior all the time.
“Then…Senior, I’ll call you Sir.” Ru’er said with some embarrassment. “Then, Sir, please don’t call me Miss Nangong. Just Ru’er would do.”
Ru’er had taken her mother’s maiden name and Yi Yun had been addressing her as Miss Nangong throughout the trip. For a young girl like her, it struck her with reverence and awe.
“Alright,” said Yi Yun.
Ru’er quickly procured a horse carriage. The horses that pulled the carriage were tall and majestic. Yuan Qi poured forth from their bodies, giving them a magnificent and extraordinary air. Once Yi Yun entered the carriage, he noticed that the interior was extremely spacious and luxurious.
“It’s said that Myriad City gathers all the good things in the Myriad Divine Territory or even the entire Yang God Empyrean Heaven. Not only is it filled with treasures, there are also all sorts of outlets for pleasure. The Myriad Immortal Pavilion also holds a Myriad Exchange every ten years. The appearance of the most precious treasures in the Myriad Divine Territory attracts the entire Yang God Empyrean Heaven and even warriors from other Empyrean Heavens.”
“The next exchange isn’t for another three years.Sir, I’m sure you will be able to find whatever you want in that exchange. It has everything, it’s what gives Myriad City its fame.” Ru’er informed Yi Yun of the situation as she sat inside the carriage.
“There’s no harm waiting three years. Let’s first find a place to stay in Myriad City for the time being,” said Yi Yun.
“Alright, then we must take a trip to Myriad Pavilion. That is where we can exchange for Myriad City currency, as well as purchase or rent property for residential purposes,” said Ru’er.
Yi Yun nodded. On the journey, Ru’er had told him that, although Myriad City did accept World Stones and Chaos Stones, the most valuable treasures could not be bought with World Stones, but “Myriad Runes.”
Myriad Runes were jointly issued by the ten major factions of the Myriad Divine Territory. There was only one way to obtain them—pawning treasures to these major factions. The more valuable the treasures, the more runes they would exchange for. As for low-grade treasures, none of the ten major factions were willing to accept them.
In short, exchange trading was popular in the Myriad Divine Territory. The only reason for the issue of runes as a currency was to create a more consistent computation of an item’s worth.
The carriage rolled down the roads at a quick pace and, after entering the city, Yi Yun saw two rows of bustling stores. The roads were filled with people, and there was way more hubbub than the capital cities of mortals.
Every so often, a powerful aura would appear on the street. The warriors that walked these streets were not weak. It wasn’t so often that so many experts gathered in one place.
The Myriad City was already filled with many warriors, and would probably be even livelier when the exchange happened. It would be a grand event.
Even if Yi Yun wasn’t there to purchase ingredients for the Hollow Soul Pill, just visiting would certainly broaden his horizons.
“Sir, we have arrived at Myriad Pavilion.”
The carriage stopped in front of a massive pavilion that was bursting with the comings and goings of various warriors.
Ru’er led the way, and soon a Myriad Pavilion manager came forward.
“Sir, can I help you?” The manager flashed a friendly smile.
Yi Yun passed him more than a dozen interspatial rings which he had obtained when he killed his enemies.
“Help me exchange the things inside that are of use. In addition, help me find a residence that is suitable for cultivation,” said Yi Yun.
“Alright. Please enjoy the tea over here. I’ll be right back.” The manager said as he left with the interspatial rings.
The Myriad Pavilion was under Myriad City’s jurisdiction. Warriors went there in order to exchange for Myriad Runes, so it was natural that the business would be trustworthy in the exchange. Otherwise, there would have been warriors kicking up a storm long before Yi Yun came to town.
While they waited, the manager had a catalog sent over.
When Yi Yun opened the catalog, his eyes lit up. In it were the prices of items by the various major merchants.
He used his soul to search within and quickly found treasures that interested him greatly.
Before obtaining the divine alchemist’s notes, Yi Yun would not have thought much of these items. But now, these treasures were all quite useful to him.
Nearly all the treasures were priced using Myriad Runes, with only an extreme few priced with World Stones.
Ru’er felt her eyes ache when she looked from the side. Some items cost tens of thousands of runes easily. Selling the entire Red Cauldron Sect would not even afford a tenth of those treasures.
As for Yi Yun, he had eyed a few treasures in the catalog that were worth hundreds of thousands of runes.
“Oh? They even have Heaven Desolate Grass here, 900,000 runes. This is an extremely valuable spirit herb recorded in the divine alchemist’s notes. Although it’s slightly poorer in quality than the Soul Returning Root, it’s absolutely something that one can only come by with luck.”
900,000 runes sounded very expensive, but Yi Yun did not think so. He compared it to the prices of other treasures, and found that a large number of treasures was not even worth a hundredth of the Heaven Desolate Grass were priced at 200,000 to 300,000 runes.
The price was clearly illogical.
Yi Yun stroked his chin. From the looks of it, there were so many kinds of treasures in the world that even the Myriad Divine Territory was not fully aware of the price of every treasure.
The Heaven Desolate Grass was an example of this. It was said to be extremely precious in the divine alchemist’s notes, but many of the recipes that used it as an ingredient might have been exclusive to the divine alchemist or been lost over time. This made it so that many people were unable to recognize the value of the Heaven Desolate Grass. Otherwise, Yi Yun wouldn’t have found it expensive if it were sold for twenty to thirty million runes.
“I need to get my hands on this Heaven Desolate Grass.”
As Yi Yun ruminated over this, the manager returned.
“Sir, this is your rune jade charm. After inspecting it, all you need to do is project your spiritual mark into it and the jade charm will be unable to be used by others.” The manager said as he returned with a jade disk.
Yi Yun took the jade charm and injected his spiritual energy into it. Immediately, his expression sank.
The more than a dozen interspatial rings had only exchanged for 85,000 runes.
With that, how could he get the Heaven Desolate Grass? Yi Yun could not even afford a single spirit herb from the catalog.
It made more sense when he thought about it. The people that he had killed up until now were Dao Palace realm at best. The things stored in their interspatial rings were things Yi Yun could not use. The true treasures he possessed, such as the God Advent Tower, ‘Ten Thousand Fey Divine Canon’, and the divine alchemist’s notes, he obviously could not sell.
In fact, the wealth Yi Yun had at present was rather substantial. However, at the Myriad Exchange, the treasures he wanted could only be worth more than he had. The people that traded there were old monstrous Supremacies or even Divine Lords that had lived for millions of years!
Compared to such people, Yi Yun was poor.
“Sir, as for the residence you wanted, I have already found suitable cultivation grounds in Myriad City. Sir, please feel free to take a look.” The manager took out a map.
“There’s no need.” Yi Yun pondered for a moment before looking up to say, “I’ve changed my mind. Find me some storefronts that are rather quiet.”
The manager faltered slightly and quickly nodded with a smile. He said, “Alright, let me check for empty storefronts.”
There were many people that came to Myriad City for business so it was nothing odd.
“Sir, why did you ask for a storefront?” Ru’er asked in astonishment.
“The prices of the herbs I need are rather high. The runes I have at present are somewhat short of the amounts required. Furthermore, to ensure that I can obtain them, I probably need even more runes. Since I want to refine pills and cultivate my mind over the next three years, I might as well open a store,” said Yi Yun.
Yi Yun had gone from the mid-stages of the Dao Manifestation realm to the Dao Palace realm in one fell swoop. The leap in cultivation had been so great that, no matter how high Yi Yun’s nomological insights were, he could not be certain he wouldn’t run into problems.
He needed time to let his cultivation sink in. Three years was actually not even enough.
As such, Yi Yun planned to cultivate while studying the divine alchemist’s notes and selling the useless pills he refined. Since Myriad City had a bustling economy, he was bound to have business even if he ran a store in a quiet location.
Yi Yun was also confident in the quality of the pills he refined. Even without counting the pill recipes of the divine alchemist, the most ordinary pills that Yi Yun refined would be of a superior quality.