Chapter 1648: Flying Clouds Flowing Flower
The location of the Blood King’s drinking grounds was still in the spirit mountain north of the city. It was a mountain as sharp as a sword, one that tore through the blue skies. Not only did it appear mighty, it was also a bountiful land of resources.
Originally, the spirit mountain belonged to a patriarch of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins. Many Fey Thearchs had their eyes set on it, but it was eventually bestowed to the Blood King.
Now, the spirit mountain had been named Snow King Peak, since “snow” was a homophone to “blood.” After all, Snow King Peak was perennially covered in snow. Amid the snow, there was a clear pool that never froze. It was a beautiful vista to behold and had nothing to do with blood.
At that moment, Yi Yun and the Blood King were sitting in a pavilion in the middle of the lake having drinks. They were surrounded by immortal fruits and spirit food and served by nine fairy-like maidservants.
Jiang Xiaorou and Lin Xintong joined in the drinking as well.
The wine was a thousand-year-old vintage wine made from snow lotuses that were sourced from Snow King Peak. It was brewed together with ten-thousand-year-old melted ice water, which gave the wine a tiny bitter taste, but it was pure and refreshing. It left one highly spirited and refreshed after downing it.
It was the first time Yi Yun was tasting such excellent wine. Typically, wine left one groggy after drinking, but the wine made him more energetic as he drank it. It had the wondrous effect of nurturing his soul.
Yi Yun knew that such wine that could nourish his mind was priceless.
“Punk, you are siblings with Xiaorou, and since Xiaorou is my daughter, you are family to me. I heard from Xiaorou that your refinement of the Myriad Form Shura Pill requires the blood of the Ancestor Gods…”
The Blood King went straight to the topic. Yi Yun’s mind stirred for he planned on fusing his bloodlines with the refined Myriad Form Shura Pills.
Now, Yi Yun had the Ancestor God bloodline, Dragon Emperor bloodline, as well as a human bloodline that resulted from his body-tempering cultivation.
The pills required materials in these three aspects to fuse them together.
Among these, the blood of the Ancestor God was rarer than a mighty Fey’s Fey core. After all, the rulers-in-name of the Chaos Heavens were the Celestials. An attempt to purchase the blood of the Ancestor God would be equivalent to declaring war on the Celestials. The Celestials would not to tolerate it.
Therefore, the Treasure Fey Pagoda had left out the blood of the Ancestor God on the list of treasures it was purchasing.
Over the billions of years, the only one that showed open contempt to the Celestials and managed to kill an Ancestor God was the Dao Originator Celestial Thearch.
After he killed the Ancestor God, he sealed a portion of the Ancestor God’s body in the Tian Yuan world. Later, the Blood King entered the Tian Yuan world and obtained the essence blood of the Ancestor God’s body.
Now, he still had a little left of the Ancestor God’s blood.
The Blood King took out a red jade bottle which was a spatial artifact. Contained in it was the blood of the Ancestor God.
He said, “I’m an ancient Heaven Fey after all. My bloodline is sufficiently powerful, so the all the Ancestor God’s blood did was stimulate my bloodline and not remould my body. After I absorbed more than half of the Ancestor God’s blood, there were already diminishing effects. I had kept it, planning to give it to Xiaorou after she transcends the Heavenly Tribulation and became capable of withstanding the potency of the Celestial blood. Since you need it now, I can give it to you.”
The tiny jade bottle was handed to Yi Yun in such a simple manner.
Yi Yun took a deep breath and did not reject it. He was indeed in need of it.
“Senior, don’t worry. The Myriad Form Shura Pills I’m refining will definitely be of great help to Sis Xiaorou. The effects will exceed that of directly absorbing the Ancestor God’s blood. It can even be taken before transcending the Heavenly Tribulations!”
Yi Yun made a promise. He knew that his performance had won the Blood King’s trust.
But even so, it was still something he had to be immensely grateful for. It was truly of timely assistance.
He planned on working hard to refine the Myriad Form Shura Pills, so as to return his gratitude.
Time passed, and yet Yi Yun did not receive any response from the Luo King regarding his extorting list. He did not capitulate for it was impossible for him to submit to a junior.
Yi Yun thought nothing of it. He enjoyed the wine in Blood King Palace with the Blood King. During this period, Yi Yun also paid a visit to Jiang Xiaorou’s mother—the Desolate Queen.
Back in the lower realm, the Desolate Queen had provided Yi Yun with a lot of care. Therefore, it was only right that he paid her a visit.
After so many centuries, the Desolate Queen appeared more gentle and virtuous. However, Yi Yun could also sense that she was under considerable pressure. Faced with the competition from the Blood King’s harem, she could only rely on Jiang Xiaorou.
This also strengthened Yi Yun’s resolve in refining the Myriad Form Shura Pills.
Now, as Fey Thearch, the Blood King had decreed the Fey to gather the materials for the Myriad Form Shura Pills.
Yi Yun did not sit idle during this period. Since the Luo King had no plans on getting him to rescue Jiang Yuchan, Yi Yun would pay the Fey Blood Plains a visit whenever he had the time.
Every time he visited, he would capture a Fey beast.
With Yi Yun already wiping the floor with the Fey Blood Plains’ most powerful black Sea Serpent, how could there be another Fey beast that was his match?
And as Yi Yun’s combat results were astounding, everyone would place their bets on him the moment he appeared.
Later, the Fey Blood Plains barred Yi Yun from entering. But how could they stop him? The numerous Fey Lords they assigned to the task were useless.
They had no idea what means Yi Yun had used to so easily enter the Fey Blood Plains. He would appear in the arena when they least expected it.
The moment he appeared, a black Sea Serpent would swim around the periphery of the arena, flashing its fangs and flailing its claws!
The black Sea Serpent also hated the Fey Blood Plains to the core. Having been placed in an advantageous position, it did its best to flaunt its prowess and worked hard to exact its revenge.
Therefore, the situation got out of hand. A black Sea Serpent with Yi Yun was a force that even Jiang Yuebai was no match for. In addition, countless spectators would place their bets on Yi Yun’s victory with their Chaos Crystals. Chasing him out the arena would not only be a loss of reputation for them, but it would also incite public rage.
The Fey Blood Plains still depended on the audience to make a profit. Those that could pay the entrance fees to the Fey Blood Plains and still have the spare money to gamble were definitely of considerable status and strength.
As such, the Fey Blood Plains nearly went out of business due to Yi Yun’s exploits.
Yet, seeking the Luo King’s help was useless. Princess Chang had made it clear that matters of the juniors were to be resolved by juniors. Whatever Yi Yun had done was in line with the rules. There was no excuse the upper echelons could provide to intervene.
Furthermore, the Blood King did not sit idly by. He showcased his usefulness by participating in various events where the upper echelons of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins attended, guaranteeing Yi Yun’s safety.
Therefore, not only had the Fey Blood Plains lost its support from the upper echelons, its owner, Jiang Yuchan, was in a dire situation himself. As such, it was left in a tragic state.
After a few arduous days, the Fey Blood Plains was temporarily closed!
And when that happened, Yi Yun decided to appear and sell off all the Fey beasts he captured, except for the Sea Serpent.
Originally, the Fey Blood Plains was the only de facto beast colosseum of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins. The others did not amount to anything, but after Yi Yun caused it to close down, the other factions began to stir.
A beast colosseum was a huge piece of pie. It was once the Luo King’s and no one dared vie against his interests. But now that the Blood King was opposing the Luo King, they had to take a bite out of the pie to gain the Blood King’s support!
In fact, the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins had many businesses that thrived through such means. They found a Fey Thearch to support them before setting up a business and expanding it!
Therefore, people had entered the Blood King Palace the past few days to make business negotiations.
Some of them offered excellent conditions. However, the Blood King did not accept them. Although what Yi Yun had done had made the Luo King suffer, it did not hurt him deep down. It was practically impossible to use these new businesses to completely rob the Luo King of his beast colosseum business.
The segregation of interests in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins was based on the strengths and qualifications of all the Fey Thearchs. It was not something that could be easily changed.
This continued until one day, the Blood King received news that his Fey Thearch decree had results.
Someone had offered an extremely rare material—Flying Clouds Flowing Flower!
Among all the materials Yi Yun was seeking, the Ancestor God’s blood was the most difficult one; but thankfully, the Blood King had some of it.
Fey cores of powerful Fey were also rare.
As for the other treasured herbs, the rarest was the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower.
With it in hand, it made everything easier.
Back when Yi Yun extorted the Luo King, he did not include the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower. There was no point in going overboard in his extortion or it would only ensure that he did not receive a thing.
However, the person who had brought the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower surprised Yi Yun and the Blood King.
The person was from the Ghost race. His name was not important, to the point of people forgetting his name. People only remembered his title—Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor.
He had made a name for himself a long time ago. He was good in various killing techniques and excelled in medicine.
With a flip of a hand, he could send a person to hell; and with another flip of his hand, he could rescue a person from hell, reviving them in the process.
People that offended the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor were brewed into human puppets. He used his excellent medical skills to prolong their lives and used various means to torture them. They would only die after more than ten thousand years of torture.
This was probably the most painful way of dying.
And it was because of this that the mention of Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor changed the expressions of people in the Chaos Heavens.
Unless necessary, no one wished to have any dealings with the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor. Even if they were severely injured, they would not seek his medical services.
Getting the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor to treat any medical condition was like making a trade with the devil. He had too many means that could leave a person in a living hell.
The Blood King never expected the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor to come to him. He did not care about Fey Thearch decrees and was unmoved by anyone.
“The Flying Clouds Flowing Flower is a kind of sacred medicine meant for treating injuries. It’s not odd that the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor can produce it. According to the descriptions of the voice transmission talisman, the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower is already a million years old, a top strain among supreme-grade ones. Other than the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor, perhaps no one in all of the Chaos Heavens can produce it,” said the Blood King.
Yi Yun was moved by it. A million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower!
Yi Yun’s purchase of these treasured herbs were done with the lowest of expectations. It was good enough having them, so he had not placed any demands on quality.
His original request was one that had bloomed.
Typically, it took 90,000 years for a Flying Clouds Flowing Flower to go from a bud to a blooming flower. But even so, it was extremely difficult to find one!
A million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower was like a flying cloud, so fleeting that it was practically impossible to find one.
Its worth was hard to place; it was unknown times more valuable than the standard Flying Clouds Flowing Flower that Yi Yun had asked for.
If he used such a Flying Clouds Flowing Flower to refine the Myriad Form Shura Pills, not only would there be more pills, the quality of the pills would also elevate to a whole new state.
“According to Senior Blood King’s description, Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor probably is not lacking in Chaos Crystals. He probably has other motives for seeking us out.”
It was obvious to Yi Yun that the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower in the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor’s hands was definitely not so easily attainable.