Chapter 139: A Part of the Profits
Outside the cave; some time had elapsed since Wei Suo entered the cave.
32 white banners had been established outside the cave. These white banners were all roughly as tall as a human, and was designed with talismanic lines; all detailed in fresh red, as though it had been splashed with blood.
Clad in his bone robes, Old freak Mo was presently seated in front of a white banner, one that had talismanic lines more complex than the others. Furthermore, that white banner glowed with a faint layer of green that had formed into a tremendous green fluorescent skull; portraying a dreadful malevolence within the dense dark fog of this mountain valley……
Granny Jin, Old freak Feng and Tie Lingzi were all seated nearby Old freak Mo, fixated on the cave entrance as though awaiting their nemesis.
Tie Lingzi was holding onto a purplish-gold dan pearl the size of an egg, while Granny Jin held onto a tiny gold hammer with a pointed tip; flashes of lightning faintly jolted through. As for Old freak Feng, he had both arms kept within his spacious sleeves, without a trace of movement.
At this instant, Old freak Mo’s eyes flashed with chill as he wiped his lips with his right hand. Instead, he had bitten his thumb swiftly, and spread his hand a little to allow several drops of blood to spurt onto the white banner over him.
Instantaneously, the green fluorescent skull on the white banner expanded, while the other 31 white banners were ignited with a layer of white flames; like water flowing across the banners, instigating a surge of sinister air…….
Yet after mere seconds, Old freak Mo’s countenance immediately turned ugly as he scolded frustratedly. “That useless brat! My Fire Unicorn magic robe was in vain.”
The expressions of Tie Lingzi, Old Freak Mo and Granny Jin all transformed ugly immediately.
“Old freak Mo, could that little rascal be up to no good?” The triangular eyes of Tie Lingzi brimmed with an ominous glint.
“I’ve placed a restrictive control inside the Fire Unicorn magic robe that can sense his aura. He has fallen into the Earthflame Magma pool, and my Fire Unicorn magic robe is ruined. That useless rascal has probably turned into ashes.” Old freak Mo answered with a sullen tone. “Even if he wanted to pull any tricks, he still wouldn’t be able to survive. I’ve injected 7 strands of Thousand Year Silk within the Fire Unicorn magic robe, initially intending destroy all his hopes of making out of this mountain valley alive even if he managed to retrieve the Earthflame Immortal Lotus…..”
“I really didn’t expect that even after improving a cultivation level from consuming the United Void pellet, he would still be so useless!” Granny Hin’s face also shone with eeriness.
Tie Lingzi swept his gaze through the other three and asked, “Then what should we do now?”
“That rascal trains in an Earth rank cultivation technique, and even possesses a Cyan Emperor Gourd. Furthermore, in addition to those artifacts we gifted, he was still unable to gain an upperhand. Finding another would be completely futile.” Old freak Mo replied seriously. “We can only directly invade and lure out that Scarletwing Flame Devil.”
Tie Lingzi’s face suddenly changed. “With Old devil Qin’s Thought Division Stage level 1 cultivation, he still perished inside. I don’t wish to be part of something without a confident chance of success.”
“That’s right.” Old freak Feng’s face glared uglily at Old freak Mo. “Old freak Mo, have you forgotten that 10 years ago, if not for us seizing the opportunity swiftly, we too wouldn’t have made it out?”
“10 years ago, our cultivation was still at the Heavenly Circuit Stage level 4…….only Old Devil Qin had just managed to break through to Thought Division Stage level 1.” Old freak Mo’s voice was severe. “Our methods today have changed drastically, and should be able to stake everything in. If we miss this chance, we will never be able to acquire the Earthflame Immortal Lotus and the Scarletwing Flame Devil forever.”
“That Scarletwing Flame Devil has an intellect comparable to exceptional demonic beasts.” Old freak Feng shook his head. “Previously, it was able to deduce that Old Devil Qin possessed the highest cultivation, and swiftly unleashed its demonic dan-pellet to slay Old Devil Qin. With the combined strength of us 4, we may not be able to withstand the assaults from its demonic dan-pellet.”
“We have already conspired over this for so long. You guys have sufficient time to continue waiting, but this old one doesn’t have that liberty!” Granny Jin’s tone was stern. “Even if there are certain risks, we must still attempt it……Tie Lingzi, Old freak Feng, if you guys try and cower back now, don’t blame me for not showing face, and falling out!”
Old freak Feng instantly sneered. “This had always been just a partnership. Why, Granny Jin, do you really think you can order me around?”
Granny Jin’s expression changed several times before she strictly announced, “Fine, as long as you, Old Freak Feng, and Tie Lingzi are willing to accompany Old freak Mo and I to risk it, I will only lay claim to the demonic dan-pellet of the Scarletwing Flame Devil. As for the other rewards agreed beforehand, I relinquish them to the two of you. How about that?”
Old freak Mo’s mouth twitched, as though he wanted to initiate terms as well. However, his brows suddenly frowned, and the murderous intent in his eyes shot forth. “Who’s here?!”
“Old freak Mo, it has been a long while, have you been living well?” Amidst the dense white fog, a light voice drifted in.
“Dayu Kuangsheng! Others fear your Heaven’s First Sect, but I’m unafraid…..I have no feud with you. If you don’t wish for us to fight, then scram immediately. There is no need for intimacy between us both.” Old freak Mo scoffed disdainfully.
“What?” a ridicule drifted in. “Old freak Mo, do you have adequate confidence of defeating me?”
Old freak Mo smirked in response. “Based on me, then naturally no. But with Granny Jin, Tie Lingzi and Old freak Feng, if you truly think you can clash with 4 rivals and escape unscathed, then you are free to try.”
“Old freak Mo, what if you add me in?” Another entirely different and illusory voice suddenly resounded.
Hearing that voice, the looks of Old freak Mo and the rest instantly changed drastically. “He Cuode, you are here too!”
“Even Feng Hanshan and Granny Jin is here, is it so strange this one makes an appearance?” Following a gentle chuckle, the white fog dispersed forcefully as 3 cultivators walked in……
The one who spoke, He Cuode, was clad in a white robe, sprinkled with golden sword patterns. His long hair was tied up recklessly behind, and looked as though he was approximately in his thirties. Sharp brows and starry eyes, he looked exceedingly casual.
This individual’s might was evidently manifold stronger than Old freak Mo’s bunch, and was shockingly a Thought Division Stage level 1 expert!
No wonder once Old freak Mo and the rest heard his voice, their faces sank drastically.
At present, the first speaker, Dayu Kuangsheng, was dressed in violet robes. His face was brimming with smiles as he stood beside He Cuode. This Heavenly Circuit Stage level 5 cultivator had a rough appearance, and exuberate an unruly aura.
Behind him was an extremely respect looking youth dressed in Heaven’s First Sect’s trademark robes. When Old freak Mo and company swept their gazes over, their expression was at the pinnacle of ugly……..in actual fact, though that was Dayu Kuangsheng’s junior, and looked as though Dayu Kuangsheng had brought him here just to gain experiences, he actually possessed a Heavenly Circuit Stage level 4 cultivation.
Furthermore, his appearance suggested his true age to be below 20, and was distinctly an elite disciple of the Heaven’s First Sect, one with astonishing aptitude.
Such an elite disciple, probably within the entire Heaven’s First Sect, he definitely garnered special attention and nurturing from the sect; lauded with precious objects, and would definitely pose a hard time for an ordinary Heavenly Circuit Stage level 5 cultivator.
“I really couldn’t have expected the Heaven’s First Sect would ally with Star Convening Sect in the dark.” Old freak Mo’s gaze flickered as he solemnly started. “Looks like Heaven’s First Sect and Star Convening Sect can indeed run amok in Sky Valley without restrain…..”
He Cuode laughed gently. “I have merely some relations with Dayu Kuangsheng. Our Star Convening Sect and Heaven’s First Sect has utterly no relations.”
“Why have these few gentlemen arrived?” Granny Jin snorted with indignant. “You aren’t perhaps attempting to extort something from us?”
“Granny Jin is teasing.” Dayu Kuangsheng laughed hysterically. “Why we are here, is naturally the same reason you are here. We have designs on that Earthflame Immortal Lotus and that Scarletwing Flame Devil.”
The expressions of Old freak Mo and the other 3 changed, as their cold gazes flickered without a word.
“Everyone please calm down. We do not wish to monopolize everything. Observing the sullen expressions of those 4, He Cuode offered meaningfully. “In truth, both parties here do not have the prowess to monopolize everything……”
“What do you mean?” Old freak Mo inquired suspiciously.
“Everyone, you should be clearer than me on this. That Scarletwing Flame Devil has taken guardian for dozen plus years; with such great patience in addition to its intellect that wouldn’t lose out to high level cultivators, even if we choose to go all out, we may not be able to lure it out. With the current capabilities of both sides, after entering, I’m afraid we wouldn’t be its match. It is impossible to slay it, and harvest the Earthflame Immortal Lotus.” He Cuode explained. “The only method we have right now is for both sides to join forces. With the combined strength of so many individuals, slaughtering that Scarletwing Flame Devil isn’t a problem at all.”
After a pause, He Cuode gazed upon the 4 individuals with profound intent. “I’m guessing everyone is clear of the current situation. If the 4 individuals aren’t agreeable, I can still employ the strength of my sect. With the forces of the Star Covening Sect and the Heaven’s First Sect, the 4 individuals would be incapable of obstructing us. Except then, our allocated loot would be slightly lesser.”
“What do you guys think? Old freak Mo glanced at He Cuode emotionless, before turning his gaze towards Old freak Feng and the rest.
“This is our only option!” Old freak Feng and Tie Lingzi answered with sunken expressions. Only Granny Jin directly stared at He Cuode and questioned, “Then how should the loot be divided? Besides, the Scarletwing Flame Devil’s demonic dan-pellet is most crucial to me, as for the others, you can divide it as you wish.”
“If the information we have isn’t wrong, the Earthflame Immortal Lotus inside is already of the 6th grade. This one is personally a Fire Spirit Root cultivator, that Earthflame Immortal Lotus is pretty much useless to me. Only, this disciple nephew of mine is the child of a deceased friend. As a Thunder Spirit Root cultivator, if he can gain a Fire Spirit Root, his future would be limitless. Two petals of the Earthflame Immortal Lotus would guarantee him in cultivating a Fire Spirit Root. Therefore, the two of us only requires 2 petals.” Dayu Kuangsheng casted a respectful look at the Heaven’s First Sect youth behind.
“What! Thunder Spirit Root cultivator!” After Dayu Kuangsheng’s finished his statement, Old freak Mo and the others’ expression sank once again.
Thunder elemental skill arts had the most indomitable might. Threfore, the offensive prowess of Thunder Spirit Root cultivators would normally be stronger than other spirit root cultivators by several folds. Therefore, this Heaven’s First Sect disciple with such a refined and courteous demeanor, was definitely not an easy foe. With Dayu Kuangsheng’s words, he was obviously trying to secretly flaunt their prestige and gain the upperhand in this division.
“This one isn’t a Spirit Root cultivator, and would really wish to see how mystical cultivating a Spirit Root can be.” He Cuode issued an amiable smile. “I want one Earthflame Immortal lotus petal. Since Granny Jin is bent on that demonic dan-pellet, then you 3 will be allocated the remaining 3 Earthflame Immortal Lotus petals, as well as other materials from the Scarletwing Flame Devil. This is a very fair and reasonable deal, what say you?”
“Fine!” Old freak Mo and the others glanced at each other, and finally agree unanimously while nodding their heads.