Chapter 1138: Heavenly Treasures Arch
The Myriad Pavilion’s manager quickly delivered detailed reports of available stores. Yi Yun took one look at the prices and could not help but waver.
Myriad City was thriving just a little too well. It could be considered a megacity even in the entire Yang God Empyrean Heaven. The amount of profit the stores in the central region took in was astronomical. Even ignoring the Myriad Divine Territory’s factions, there were several factions from other territories of the Yang God Empyrean Heaven that set up shop in Myriad City. This made the stores in Myriad City hot property.
Some of the large storefronts in the central district had an annual rent of 20,000 runes, with a ten-year deposit required.
It sounded very expensive but, on second thought, a few big deals a year would pay that rent and then some.
Yi Yun was unable to rent a store in the central region. There was no need for him to do so, either. He decided upon a small store in a rather remote area. The rent was only a tenth of the price of larger stores, but it too required a ten-year deposit as well as a year’s rent. In the end, Yi Yun had to produce 22,000 runes upfront.
Ru’er was still in a daze as they exited the Myriad Pavilion. One couldn’t truly comprehend how poor they were until they came to Myriad City. The amount of money that the Red Cauldron Sect made in a century was not even enough to pay the annual rent for a shop in Myriad City.
“I truly am poor.”
Yi Yun felt that he had a monetary crisis on hand.
It was a feeling he hadn’t had in a very long time. When he really considered it, although he possessed many supreme-grade treasures, the amount of liquid wealth he had never amounted to a lot.
He could earn money by refining medicine and selling it in a store, but it was just too slow.
Yi Yun wanted to hone his medicine refinement skills and Desolate Heaven technique while cultivating.
For those things, he could use precious materials as practice and garner quick success, but that required a sizable sum of money.
What other means were available in Myriad City for him to quickly earn money?
Yi Yun stroked his chin while ruminating over the matter when suddenly his heart stirred. He turned his head oddly and saw a carriage enveloped by prismatic streams of light quickly pass him by.
It was being pulled by nine Prismatic Birds, and the carriage itself was floating three feet off the ground. It remained fast and stable while it traveled. The carriage reached the furthest end of the street in the blink of an eye, before disappearing around a corner. All it left behind was a faint fragrance that inundated Yi Yun.
Yi Yun was surprised. He sensed a familiar aura from the carriage that had just shuttled past him. However, he could not recall who it was even after careful thought.
His perception followed the carriage and he saw it fly into a gigantic building that resembled a small mountain.
“Heavenly Treasures Arch?”
Yi Yun saw that the plaque above the door held those words.
“Ru’er, do you know of the Heavenly Treasures Arch?”
Yi Yun asked casually but he never expected her face to blush slightly upon hearing his question. She nodded and stammered, “Sir, do you want to go to the…Heavenly Treasures Arch?”
“What’s the problem?”
“Nothing, just that…” Ru’er’s explained Heavenly Treasures Arch with a reddened face.
As he listened to her explanation, Yi Yun was left amused.
The Heavenly Treasures Arch was one of the businesses of the Paradise Chapter.
The Paradise Chapter was famous in the Myriad Divine Territory. Its cultivation techniques were extremely special. They were particular about one having the freedom to do as they wished. They believed that by indulging in one’s desires during cultivation, one would have their aspirations freed, resulting in breakthroughs.
As such, the Paradise Chapter did not have the most sterling reputation. The sect’s disciples were known to engage in sex with beauties and indulge in extravagance. Many people regarded them as a demonic sect.
Under such circumstances, the Heavenly Treasures Arch had become the most degenerated land of enjoyment in Myriad City.
Beautiful female slaves were reared there and, as long as the price was right, one could buy or sell them as they wished. Aside from that, it was home to valuable treasures, delicious delicacies, underground gambling for life-and-death battles, and other unsavory and indulgent things. Everything could be found there.
In short, as long as one was rich, one could enjoy all sorts of pleasures in Heavenly Treasures Arch.
As Ru’er explained what the Heavenly Treasures Arch was, her face was constantly red. Yi Yun understood that the young lass had probably mistaken his intention as hoping to seek pleasure with the female slaves in the Heavenly Treasures Arch.
Yi Yun chuckled and did not explain further. It was his first time in Myriad City and he had not yet visited many places. It wasn’t a bad idea to broaden his horizons. Furthermore, Yi Yun was curious over the identity of the person who exuded that familiar aura.
The Heavenly Treasures Arch itself was a massive enchanted abode treasure. It had been placed in its location for millions of years.
It spanned a space of about five kilometers, and its interior had been renovated to make it look palatial and affluent.
When Yi Yun came to the entrance, he saw a row of armored strongmen standing by it. Among these iron tower-like bodies was a row of young girls with alluring figures. The savagery and gracefulness formed a stark contrast.
The row of young girls got up to bow. However, not every visitor received such a welcome. Only those with a certain level of status enjoyed such treatment.
“Young Master Linghu, you came. Please come in.”
A girl came forward with a smile like a blooming cherry blossom and led a white-dressed man in. The white-dressed man had gotten out of a resplendent carriage, and it was clear at a glance that he came from an extraordinary background.
In the Myriad Divine Territory, there were business opportunities everywhere. In addition to the millions of years of accumulation, there were myriads of wealthy factions. Comparing the Central State Divine Territory to this area was like comparing a tiny county city to a famous world capital.
When Yi Yun approached the Heavenly Treasures Arch’s entrance, no one came forward to welcome him. He was an unknown who seemed very young, so it was natural that no one paid him any attention.
Behind Yi Yun, Ru’er’s face was as red as an apple’s. In Myriad City, she was like an honest child from a poor family. To suddenly come to an extravagant land of sin obviously left her extremely nonplussed.
“This place sure is ostentatious.”
After Yi Yun walked through the entrance, he saw a hall that spanned a thousand feet. It was filled with tables and chairs made of Heavenly Aromatic Wood. And on the ceiling burned an iridescent flame that lit the hall up in seven gorgeous colors.
“Rainbow Feather Flame?”
The flame that illuminated the Heavenly Treasures Arch was a precious mutated fire spirit. Although its value was far from Yi Yun’s Heretical God Fire Seed, it was quite stunning.
Additionally, there was a ten-foot tall coral planted in the middle of the hall. It was extremely striking.
The coral was completely purple and its shape was perfect. Yi Yun was well-versed in the divine alchemist’s notes so he instantly identified it as a deep-sea Purple Blood Coral. It was probably close to a million years old.
Purple Blood Coral was a precious herb for refinement. But here it was, being used as a decoration. Not only did it accentuate the beauty of the area, it also made the hall rich in Yuan Qi.
“Is the Paradise Chapter that rich? To use a million-year-old Purple Blood Coral as a decoration? This thing can be sold for about a million Myriad Runes…” Yi Yun felt a little agitated. He was so poor, yet the Paradise Chapter’s extravagance had reached a whole new level.
“Haha, the Heavenly Treasures Arch has even taken out the Purple Blood Coral. Indeed, Fairy Youqin gets special treatment!”
“That’s for sure. And we lucked out as a result. Although we have no hopes with the beauty, nor can we eat the medicine refined from the Purple Blood Coral, just breathing in the Yuan Qi emitted by the Purple Blood Coral is a refreshing feeling.”
When Yi Yun overheard the conversation between two warriors, he felt relieved. From the looks of it, a worldly spirit item like the Purple Blood Coral was something the Heavenly Treasures Arch only took out for special occasions. It was not so wealthy to the point of using the Purple Blood Coral as a decorative plant.