Chapter 1649: Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor
The information passed by the Blood King’s subordinates only mentioned that the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor had a Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and that he was willing to make a trade; however, there was no mention of when it would take place, or what the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor wanted.
According to the prices of the Chaos Heavens, a recently bloomed Flying Clouds Flowing Flower could fetch five to six hundred Chaos Crystals. Yi Yun was completely capable of accepting such a price.
However, a million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower had a price of at least five to six thousand Chaos Crystals.
This was a huge sum of money that even the Blood King might have trouble producing, much less Yi Yun.
The Blood King had already provided the Ancestor God’s blood, so Yi Yun did not feel that it was right to make him give up a large sum of Chaos Crystals as well.
Since there was no immediate news, Yi Yun decided to enter seclusive cultivation.
And it was during this time that Lin Xintong began attempting to condense her Divine Lord Royal Seal.
She cultivated in the Grand Reincarnation Technique, so the Divine Lord Royal Seal’s condensation was extremely complicated. It was a very long process, but Lin Xintong was in no hurry. She did it a step at a time as she slowly figured out what it entailed.
Three days passed, and one morning, the Blood King finally received news from Treasure Fey Pagoda—the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor had arrived in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins and was living in the Yin Fountain Valley.
The Yin Fountain Valley was located west of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins where venomous bugs, snakes, and scorpions thrived. Typically, few Fey went to that godforsaken place, but to the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor, the Yin Fountain Valley was a lot better than Heaven Fey City.
Ghosts typically did not enjoy staying with Fey as the Fey had potent lifeblood powers. To a Ghost, these Fey warriors were like burning cauldrons. Although the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was strong, he did not enjoy seeing countless cauldrons flaring into the sky while in Heaven Fey City. It just left him uncomfortable.
Over the past few days, news of the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor’s visit to the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins also spread to Heaven Fey City. Although the ordinary populace remained unaware, the intelligence organizations in Heaven Fey City had already received the news and had in turn, sold the info. Although Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was someone people stayed away far from, he was still extremely adept in many magical mystic arts. There were still people who paid him attention, with some even planning on paying him a visit.
While these people were still making their decisions, Yi Yun and company had already arrived at the entrance to the Yin Fountain Valley.
This entourage included the Blood King!
The Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor had a terrible reputation, so the Blood King was worried Yi Yun would get into trouble if he were to go alone.
Not only did the Blood King come, even Rain Numinous had followed. The Blood King Palace’s strongest combat forces were all present.
Other than that, there was Jiang Xiaorou, Lin Xintong, and Yi Yun’s maidservant, Shan Ling.
The final person was the Treasure Fey Pagoda’s Yuchi Huo. His strength was still considerable and he was the one who had previously liaised with the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor. He had personally appraised the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and with his keen eye, there was definitely no mistake about it.
The Yin Fountain Valley was subject to cold winds. There were numerous venomous bugs around, but with the Blood King present, his aura of decimation was enough to prevent the bugs from approaching.
“The Indestructible Killing Dao lives up to its name.” At that moment, a deep and sinister voice sounded from above like an owl.
Yi Yun looked up and saw a short elder draped in a black cloak. He was sitting on a nearby withered tree which was more than a dozen meters tall. The tree’s old roots which were twisted and contorted seemed to meld with the elder who was casually sitting on them.
They had noticed the withered tree previously, but they had not seen the figure sitting there. His sudden appearance made it seem as though he had always been there.
Yi Yun naturally knew that the person before him was the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor.
This was because his cultivation level had reached that of a Ghost Thearch!
The Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor slowly lifted his head. Beneath his black cloak was a face as pale as a corpse’s.
Beneath the Ghost Thearch realm, Ghost warriors only had a soul body.
Only by cultivating to the Ghost Thearch realm would one’s soul experience the catharsis of the Ghost Dao Heavenly Tribulations which produced flesh and blood for them, allowing them to coagulate a body of flesh and blood once more.
But even so, the bodies they coagulated were like corpses which were filled with an air of death. Their skin was grayish-white and they had odd looks. Their voices were hoarse and jarring.
But legend had it that a rare peerless genius could be produced from the Ghost race every billion years or so. They could coagulate a perfect body which was no different from living flesh. Such Ghosts were not called Ghost Thearchs but Ghost Divinities.
“Heretic Hands, what do you plan on exchanging the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower for?” Blood King went straight to the point.
“Haha, Blood King, you really are impatient. Fine, let’s jump straight into the trade negotiations.” Heretic Hands’ laughter was like grinding sandpaper against a wall. It was indescribably jarring to the ears.
“I heard that back when you decided on the Indestructible Killing Dao, you obtained one thing, didn’t you?” Heretic Hands asked in a cold, sinister manner.
It left the Blood King shocked!
This was an extremely secretive matter to the Blood King. He had no idea how the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor learned of it.
Indeed, although the Blood King’s talent back than was average, he had good luck. He had once obtained a Ravenjade Bodhi in a mystic realm.
The Ravenjade Bodhi was an extremely rare treasure for soul-nourishing!
And it was with the Ravenjade Bodhi that the Blood King dared choose the Indestructible Killing Dao. If not, no matter how firm and determined he was, or how indignant he was, choosing the Indestructible Killing Dao destined him for madness and the eventual loss of his life.
It was with the Ravenjade Bodhi that the Blood King managed to persist in the Indestructible Killing Dao for so long. But even so, he nearly fell into madness.
It was only when he reached the Tian Yuan world—after he had suffered a drop in realm, concealed his murderous intent, distanced himself from battle, and spent mortal-like days with Jiang Xiaorou’s mother—that he finally succeeded.
In truth, the Ravenjade Bodhi was no longer of much use to the Blood King at present. After all, the Blood King’s Indestructible Killing Dao was completed. The Ravenjade Bodhi’s soul nourishing effects were much less effective on the Blood King who focused on cultivating his lifeblood.
However, the Ravenjade Bodhi became a symbol of the Blood King’s memories. Back when he was in his life’s deepest nadir, he had relied on the Ravenjade Bodhi to get back on his feet.
It was very important to the Blood King.
The Blood King was a person who cherished the past. His dedication to Jiang Xiaorou’s mother was evidence of that.
“How did you know of that item of mine?” asked the Blood King coldly.
Heretic Hands smiled and said, “Your Majesty, your cultivation process is no secret. One can always infer from the breadcrumbs. That item’s soul-nourishing effects is no longer of use to you, Your Majesty, but to me, it’s immensely beneficial.”
Ghosts focused on cultivating their souls. Any treasure that nourished their souls was priceless.
A Ravenjade Bodhi, if used well and coupled with soul-nourishing treasures, could aid the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor into transcending the second Ghost Dao Heavenly Tribulation, allowing him to coagulate a more perfect body of flesh and blood!
It was no wonder that the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was willing to exchange the extremely precious Flying Clouds Flowing Flower. He was after the Ravenjade Bodhi!
Indeed, the Ravenjade Bodhi’s value to Heretic Hands was far greater than the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower’s.
The Blood King drew a deep breath as he momentarily wore a conflicted expression.
Yi Yun saw it clearly. He was someone who could understand the Blood King’s feelings the most. Placed in his shoes, if anyone were to ask for his Purple Crystal Origins, would he be agreeable to it?
Of course, the Blood King’s Ravenjade Bodhi’s value was far inferior to the Purple Crystal Origin’s.
The difference was just too great.
“Senior Blood King, let’s forgo this trade. If we had known that this was the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor’s plans, we wouldn’t even have come.”
Yi Yun initiated a suggestion. There was no need for him to use such a good strain of Flying Clouds Flowing Flower. He found ones that had just bloomed acceptable as well.
At that moment, Heretic Hands took out a jade box and a tiny interspatial ring.
The jade box opened to reveal a disk array which was in an activated state. The energy formed a hemisphere barrier that sealed a flower which looked like a flowing cloud inside.
The flower was in fact not considered a flower. The average person would even find it difficult to discern its shape. They would find it constantly changing, such that it made its actual state impossible to grasp.
This was none other than the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower. In terms of quality, it was practically the best.
“There are three thousand Chaos Crystals in the ring and three Fey Thearch level Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills!” Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor said. “Your Majesty, you should know the value of the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills. It is extremely beneficial to your cultivation! The Ravenjade Bodhi is already of little use to you, while the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills can even enhance your bloodline further. If you are willing to make the exchange, these are all yours!”
Heretic Hands was right. If they made the exchange, the Blood King was definitely not on the losing end. He might even come out as the winner.
Therefore, it was likely that Heretic Hands was about to experience his second lightning tribulation. But from the color of his skin, it was clear that his first lightning tribulation was not a success. The body he coagulated still had a rich cadaveric aura. Therefore, he probably wished to completely transform himself through a second lightning tribulation.
“Your Majesty, I have already produced the most generous conditions. Are you still disagreeable to it?”
With that said, Heretic Hands appeared to be losing his patience.
The Blood King let out a long sigh. “Whatever. I’ll do the exchange!”
Although it was a item that held his memories, it was an item after all and not a person.
To the Blood King, his most important memories was with his wife who he met in the Tian Yuan world.
Back when he suddenly had to leave to end his obsession and resolve the burden that plagued his heart, he had inevitably caused his wife to suffer in the lower realm. This guilted him terribly.
Now, Jiang Xiaorou was his wife’s obsession. If Yi Yun’s pills could enhance Jiang Xiaorou’s bloodline once more, the Blood King was willing to give up certain things.
Upon hearing the Blood King, Jiang Xiaorou bit her lips. As a daughter, there was no need for words to tell her that her father loved her deeply.
“Alright!” Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor threw out the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and the interspatial ring.
The Blood Jade took out a pure black bodhi coruscating with a raven jade luster. As he caressed it fondly one last time, he wrapped it in lifeblood powers before sending it toward Heretic Hands.
The Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and interspatial ring were in hand!
Yuchi Huo was the first to receive it. When he scanned it with his perception, he determined that there was nothing wrong with it.
He handed the items over to the Blood King who did a brief examination before handing the flower to Yi Yun.
“Your Majesty, till we meet again!”
After Heretic Hands finished his sentence, his body phased away, transforming into a wisp of black smoke and vanished.
The Flying Clouds Flowing Flower was now in Yi Yun’s hand. After scrutinizing it, he stored away the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower, but immediately after, he hesitated for a moment and took it out again.
“Oh? What happened?” Lin Xintong was most sensitive to Yi Yun’s feelings.