Chapter 1663: Standoff with Ruins Emperor (Part 2/2)
The Blood King’s possession of the Ancestor God’s blood was his secret to begin with.
Yi Yun came from the Tian Yuan world and having heard Jiang Xiaorou’s description of the Blood King’s growth, he surmised that the Blood King might possess the Ancestor God’s blood.
It was unlikely the Ruins Emperor knew of the secret.
However, when Yi Yun’s pills were formed, the phenomena which resulted included a scene of Human, Fey, and Celestial fusion despite it lasting only for a few seconds.
However, it was likely that the Ruins Emperor had noticed something from the auras of the phenomena. He had likely seen the Ancestor God’s blood before and because of that, he could sense the Ancestor God’s aura from the phenomena!
If the Ruins Emperor could tell, it was likely the other two patriarchs did as well!
Using the Ancestor God’s blood for the refinement of pills was intolerable to the Celestials. The Celestials regarded the Ancestor God as a superior the way the Fey saw the Heaven Fey Patriarchs.
If Yi Yun were to use the Fey cores of the two patriarchs of Ruins Emperor Palace, would the ancient Heaven Fey let the matter rest if they learned of it?
Just the exposure of this matter would lead to the full-blown assault of the Celestials against Yi Yun!
And even the Blood King was unable to protect Yi Yun in that scenario.
This was the Ruins Emperor’s play. Jiang Yuchan had only been mentioned in passing, but this issue was truly his trump card.
Yi Yun knew very well that at the end of the day, the Ruins Emperor wanted the Myriad Form Shura Pills’ recipe!
It was naturally best if the recipe to pills that benefited the Fey tremendously was in his own hands!
The Ruins Emperor was looking straight into Yi Yun’s eyes.
The Celestials were the true overlords of the Chaos Heavens. In addition, the Ruins Emperor and the two patriarchs he represented were the overlords of the Fey. If Yi Yun were to decline sharing the recipe, it was equivalent to offending two major factions in the Chaos Heavens simultaneously!
Such courage was not something even a Fey Thearch or Godly Monarch would have.
When faced with similar situations, the typical junior would probably be flustered with nervousness and be amenable to endless demands even if they could appear calm on the surface.
However, Yi Yun was different.
He remained calm and the Ruins Emperor could sense that his calmness was not faked.
Yi Yun said, “The recipe to the Myriad Form Shura Pills does include the Ancestor God’s blood. If Your Majesty were to leak this news, it will be impossible for the Fey to obtain the Myriad Form Shura Pills as well. This recipe would be declared taboo by the Celestials.”
“Anything will be better than not having it. Besides, you are a human.” The Ruins Emperor’s words had a threatening hint to them. “Anyway, if you are willing to hand it over, I will give you whatever you want. I will provide you with astounding amounts of resources, allowing you cultivate smoothly! If your recipe were to be a big boon for the Fey, your request of letting Jiang Xiaorou inherit the throne would also be negotiable.”
Yi Yun was not furious with the Ruins Emperor’s threat. It was completely opposite. He felt that the Ruins Emperor was being rather polite.
He originally believed that the Fey were closer in temperament to beasts, and that the upper echelons of the Fey were like ancient Fey beasts that would not let any benefit slip past them, Yi Yun’s interaction with them made him feel that the conditions provided by the Ruins Emperor was considered pretty good.
In a warrior’s world, strength was supreme. Without sufficient strength, one should be grateful if transactions were done by force alone. It was ultimately better than completing the transaction by death.
The typical junior would probably happily accept the conditions given the double threat of the two massive factions of the Celestials and Fey as well as the stunning benefits that were offered.
However, Yi Yun was naturally not the typical junior.
He said indifferently, “It’s not that I do not wish to give you the recipe… it’s just that even if I were to give it to you, you will not be able to understand it.”
“Oh!?” The Ruins Emperor’s eyes flashed coldly!
Yi Yun had said those words with a casual and indifferent tone. But at that moment, his tone could hardly be distinguished from a supercilious one.
The Ruins Emperor was unsure if Yi Yun was deliberately looking down on the Fey. His expression was perfect, making it impossible for his true thoughts to be identified.
However, if Yi Yun’s words had changed to: “It’s not that I’m not imparting you my knowledge. It’s just that even I were to give it to you, you will not understand if because all of you are illiterates.”
That would result in zero cordiality.
Just as Yi Yun said those words, he suddenly felt a massive lifeblood force emit from the grand hall. The lifeblood powers surged like a tsunami!
In fact, Yi Yun had noticed prior to these turns of event that there was an additional person in the room. He just feigned ignorance.
And now, the concealed person was clearly peeved by Yi Yun’s accusation, and he finally stopped hiding.
Yi Yun turned his head back and saw a person walk out from the darkness. Yi Yun had already guessed at his identity.
He was the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s Pagoda Lord—Jiang Lichen.
Jiang Lichen had become Fey Thearch earlier than the Luo King. He was a Fey elite of the same generation as Ruins Emperor, Jiang Jiuzhu. He had also witnessed Jiang Jiuzhu’s ascension to the throne.
As Jiang Lichen focused on alchemy, he had no intention of vying for the throne. Therefore, Jiang Lichen was one of the few Fey Thearchs who had a decent relationship with Jiang Jiuzhu.
The Ruins Emperor did not know alchemy, so he allowed Jiang Lichen to listen in to see if Yi Yun was up to any tricks.
He never expected that Yi Yun would not resort to any tricks. Instead, he made arrogant remarks that generally, he was not acting against the Fey but that the Fey race’s pills and poisons were all garbage.
This was equivalent to a slap in the face of Jiang Lichen.
Jiang Lichen represented the highest alchemical standards among the ancient Heaven Fey, but Yi Yun did not give an excuse that it was unlikely they could master the pills, but that none of them could understand a thing!
How could Jiang Lichen put up with that?
“So it’s Pagoda Lord.” Yi Yun still gave a junior’s bow, but such an etiquette only looked like mockery to Jiang Lichen.
Jiang Lichen looked at Yi Yun with burning eyes. “I’ve always heard of people who act in undue confidence, but I’ve never seen one so arrogant as you. Young man, being overly arrogant can lead to death out of the blue.”
Jiang Lichen’s words had a faint killing intent to them.
Yi Yun laughed, “Pagoda Lord, there are all sorts of specializations. It’s not that I’m looking down on the Fey’s pill refining techniques, but when it’s a recipe that involves some secret arts of mine, the Fey’s alchemists might not have a solution to it. Pagoda Lord, if you are unconvinced, you can give it a try.”
Jiang Lichen’s eyes narrowed when he heard that.
This was equivalent to Yi Yun’s announcement of war!
He planned to compete with Jiang Lichen over pill refining arts!
As for Jiang Lichen, he represented the ancient Heaven Fey. That also involved the reputation of the entire Fey’s alchemical skills.
If they were to lose…
Ruins Emperor looked at Jiang Lichen. “Lichen, don’t be goaded.”
Rationally speaking, it was impossible for Yi Yun to defeat Jiang Lichen. No matter how much of a genius he was, he was limited by his age. The Ruins Emperor guessed that Yi Yun’s refinement of Myriad Form Shura Pill was done by some trickery.
However, through this trickery, Yi Yun had refined the Myriad Form Shura Pill and stirred up a phenomena. This was under the circumstances of everyone waiting to watch the farce.
Such a person was naturally no idiot. Since he dared raise a challenge, it was likely that he had some skill to depend on!
If one truly treated him as the typical junior, the only one to suffer was themselves! The Luo King was quite a famous Fey Thearch. He had no lack of strength or means. Yet, didn’t he still suffer under the punk?