Chapter 1650: Diabolical
Yi Yun remained silent for a long while. Back when both parties made the trade, Yi Yun had repeatedly probed the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower with his perception. He had even activated the Purple Crystal’s energy vision, but he found nothing wrong with it.
“What is it, Yun’er?” Jiang Xiaorou walked over. “Could this Flying Clouds Flowing Flower be fake?”
Jiang Xiaorou held her breath silently. The Flying Clouds Flowing Flower had been seen by so many people. Furthermore, Yuchi Huo, who had seen numerous treasures as Treasure Fey Pagoda’s store manager, had an excellent eye for authenticity. There was definitely no mistake in something he acknowledged in his appraisal.
“Young Master Lin, back when I liaised with Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor the first time, I had checked it thrice. It should be real, and the age of a million years could only be more, not less.”
Yuchi Huo was still very confident in his eye for detail.
“This Flying Clouds Flowing Flower is definitely real,” said Yi Yun. Through the Purple Crystal’s energy vision, he could see the resplendent colors contained in the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower. It was extremely rich in energy.
However, when Yi Yun stored away the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower, he had placed it in the God Advent Tower. As such, it allowed the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm to make contact with the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower.
The Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm was a divine beast that ate all sorts of treasured herbs to grow, so its sensitivity towards treasures herbs was a hundred or a thousand times higher than a human’s!
Yi Yun was originally worried that the little guy would crave it, so he warned it.
But to his surprise, not only was the little guy not salivating, it was even warning him.
This left Yi Yun astounded!
“This Flying Clouds Flowing Flower has been tampered with. If I’m not wrong, it might be poisoned!”
When that was said, everyone present was stunned.
In fact, when warriors cultivated to their realm, their resistance toward poison was extremely high regardless of their race.
When human warriors discovered poison in their bodies, all they needed was to stir their Yuan Qi and burn the poison clean. The Fey had potent lifeblood, so they could directly rely on their lifeblood to refine away the poison. They could be described as being immune to all poisons.
Under such situations, very few experts considered the possibility of having their food or herbs poisoned.
Therefore, back when Yuchi Huo examined the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower, he did not even test it for poison.
However… there were still top lethal poisons in this world.
The difficulty of refining these poisons was a hundred times more difficult than refining a pill of the same grade. Furthermore, few people placed efforts into studying these.
However, Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was one of those minorities. He was adept in poison refinement arts!
With this in mind, the Blood King was enraged. “That old bastard! He wanted to harm us? Why did he poison the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower when he already has the Ravenjade Bodhi!?”
Yi Yun pondered for a moment before saying, “Senior Blood King, have you ever crossed the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor before?”
“Not at all. I didn’t even know him before today!” The Blood King’s expression was nasty.
“In that case, it was probably a task given by someone else. This is truly a move I never anticipated. I really believed his excuse because of the Ravenjade Bodhi. Heretic Hands was aware of the Ravenjade Bodhi and it happened to be of great use to him. It was a flawless plan. We only believed that Heretic Hands was after the Ravenjade Bodhi which resulted in him producing the precious Flying Clouds Flowing Flower, but we never expected him to have an ulterior motive!”
Yi Yun was secretly alarmed. This was a very ruthless move!
“Are you implying that it’s the… Luo King!?” the Blood King said coldly. Someone who they had crossed and was capable of getting Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor to take action could only be the Luo King!
Asking a favor of a figure like Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was too difficult, and since the Blood King did not know that the Luo King knew Heretic Hands, he had not gone out of his way to show precaution.
However, the Luo King had been a Fey Thearch for too long. He hid his hand well and whatever heritage or relationships he had was not something the Blood King was fully aware of. If the Luo King knew what Heretic Hands required and was able to satisfy him, requesting him to take action was a possibility!
“It’s ninety percent him!” Yi Yun said. It was no wonder there was no contact from the Luo King after so many days. He had been secretly holding back because he had sought the help of Heretic Hands.
Furthermore, Heretic Hands had benefited greatly from the exchange. He had obtained the Ravenjade Bodhi as well as benefits from the Luo King!
“So that’s the reason. I was wondering why Heretic Hands would know of my Ravenjade Bodhi. Only my enemies would pay such close attention to me to infer my trump card through my various exploits. It’s no wonder if the Luo King knows about my Ravenjade Bodhi!” The Blood King’s train of thought turned increasingly clear.
The Luo King was truly ruthless.
After all, if it was administered by the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor, the poison was definitely extraordinary!
If the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower was truly used to refine the pills, the outcome would be unimaginable!
Even if Yi Yun could barely survive it, Jiang Xiaorou would be doomed. Furthermore, the Blood King would believe that it was Yi Yun who harmed Jiang Xiaorou. There would be a falling out!
With this in mind, Yi Yun revealed a look of killing intent. “Luo King and Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor, I’ll remember this!”
“Young Master Lin, how did you determine if this Flying Clouds Flowing Flower is poisoned? Also, look at the other items. Are the three Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills also poisoned as well?” Yuchi Huo said. The Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills were meant for the Blood King, and since he was the pillar of support for the Treasure Fey Pagoda, it would be terrible if anything happened to him.
At that moment, the Blood King took out the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills and the three thousand Chaos Crystals as well.
In fact, the Blood King was also curious how Yi Yun had discovered the poison. Although they had not specially paid attention to the aspect of poison, they had a certain level of perceptivity towards poison. Now, even after Yi Yun’s raising of the issue, they still did not detect anything after carefully scrutinizing it.
Indeed, Heretic Hands had formidable means. His poison was colorless, odorless, formless, and textureless!
Yet, it had been discovered by Yi Yun.
Yi Yun placed the three Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills on his hand and observed them for a moment. Then, he stored them away before making them appear back on his hand.
Of course, Yi Yun’s study of it was only an act. He was completely relying on the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm to determine if it was poisonous.
However, Yi Yun did not wish for outsiders to learn of the Nine Transformations Celestial Silkworm’s existence, afraid that it would be targeted by old powerful freaks.
Among the people present, he naturally trusted the Blood King, Jiang Xiaorou, and Lin Xintong, but he did not trust Yuchi Huo or Rain Numinous since they were still strangers to him.
“The Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills have been poisoned as well. Furthermore, it’s a slow poison. With the potency of this poison, if Senior Blood King were to eat it, he might not die, but it would definitely harm his core.
Even Heretic Hands was unable to refine a poison that could poison a Fey Thearch to death. That would be too heaven defying. However, to be harmed at his core would already be a terrible situation for the Blood King!
It would not be a surprise if the Luo King spared no expense to challenge the Blood King when that happened!
Even with Princess Chang intervening, she was unable to stop the Luo King if he truly insisted.
During the ensuing battle, the Luo King was bound to deliver a killing blow!
Even if he failed to kill the Blood King, he would gravely injure him, causing his realm to drop, never to rise again!
Furthermore, having gained insight into the Indestructible Killing Dao, the younger Blood King had a promising future ahead of him!
But if everything were to go according to the Luo King’s plan, the future Blood King would no longer be a threat to the Luo King. With a drop in strength and increased difficulty in improving, while losing a great deal of interests after his defeat, the resources at his disposal would be reduced. Under such circumstances, how was the Blood King to fight the Luo King?
“Nice, nice of you Jiang Luo! I never expected that while in his silence, the old bastard had initiated such a diabolical scheme against me. I nearly suffered an irreversible failure!”
The Blood King had been killing his entire life before attaining his ambitions. After he became a Fey Thearch, he forcefully embedded himself in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins and bit off a huge chunk of the pie with his strength. During this period, it was inevitable for him to have offended others.
Once he lost power, the outcome would be unthinkable. He had no idea how many people would kick him while he was down. The higher one climbed, the harder they fell!
“Punk, I owe you one,” said the Blood King.
Yi Yun said, “Senior Blood King, I’m already indebted to you. I haven’t had the chance to repay you for that, so don’t talk about you owing me. Besides, I was the one who offended the Luo King first. I was also the one who wanted to refine the pills. If not, there would not have been a chance for Heretic Hands to harm you.”
The Blood King waved his hand and said, “The Luo King and I have been sworn enemies since a long time ago. Since he knows Heretic Hands, it would have only been a matter of time before he took action. I’ll still remember what you have done for me.”
Blood King spoke very decisively. At that moment, Yuchi Huo was still in a dilemma. After hesitating for a long while, he could not help but ask, “Young Master Lin, how did you determine that these pills and the flower are poisonous?”
He was not truly curious, but was feeling a little incredulous. As the store manager of the Treasure Fey Pagoda, he knew a thing or two about poison. Furthermore, the Blood King was unable to tell that the items were poisoned despite being a Fey Thearch, so why was Yi Yun so certain?
If Yi Yun made a mistake and this mistake instigated a war against the Luo King, it would be terrible.
Yi Yun naturally knew what was on Yuchi Huo’s mind. He extracted a trivial amount of the medicinal essence from the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and flicked it.
The medicinal essence streaked across the air and entered a venomous python in the distance.
In a few seconds, the python lost all its vibrancy and turned into what seemed like a zombie snake.
Yuchi Huo had his perception locked onto the python’s body from beginning to end, so he saw everything clearly. He immediately drew a cold gasp. The poison was completely overbearing!
It was not a poison that destroyed the body; instead, it robbed one of their vibrancy!
The venomous python was extremely resistant to poison due to its nature, but against a poison that robbed one’s vibrancy, its poison resistance was meaningless.
“Young Master Lin’s perception is astounding. I’m ashamed that I failed to discover anything despite examining the herb so many times. I nearly harmed His Majesty,” Yuchi Huo said wistfully. In front of Yi Yun, he felt utterly useless.
Moments later, he realized that if both the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower and Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills were poisoned, they had suffered immense losses!
He was a merchant after all. He was very sensitive when it came to money. For these items, the Blood King had even thrown in the Ravenjade Bodhi; yet, all he got was for naught.
Yi Yun could read Yuchi Huo’s mind as he said, “This poison might not be unremovable…”
“Oh? You are even skilled in poison?” The Blood King was taken aback as well. Poison as a mystic art was just too rare. Across the entire Chaos Heavens, few warriors studied poison. And for a freak like Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor to reach such pinnacle attainments, he was truly one of a kind.
Under such circumstances, it should have been too difficult for Yi Yun to remove Heretic Hands’ poison.