Chapter 291 – The Tyrant and the Black Flame
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: XRCO and De Andre
“Sadly, there were insufficient Lupus blood samples. I had extracted about 3000 portions of Lupus blood. To be able to get this amount, although I might sell it for a good price, the completion of this is only 30%.” Old Man Fei felt regretful: “In theory, extracting more of the Lupus Blood samples could allow me to get closer to the completion of the Heavenly Martial Werewolf Print. But in truth, it is already very difficult to get 50 or 60%, as the amount of samples I need is too big.”
“That also means, if I am able to produce enough Lupus blood samples, you are able to produce a completely perfect Heavenly Martial Werewolf Print Blood Meridian?” Tang Tian was excited and asked.
“Not perfect, it’s complete! Also, that is just in theory.” Old Man Fei corrected Tang Tian’s mistake, “If there are 30 thousand portions, I should be able to reach 80% and above. After 60%, every percent increase requires even harder work than before. To complete it, I need to have roughly 1 million portions.”
Tang Tian thought for a while, Lupus Tribe had a few ten thousands people, he should be able to gather 30 thousand of them.
“How much money is that?” Tang Tian was prudent.
“How much percentage of completion do you want?” Old Man Fei asked him back.
“Naturally the higher the better.” Tang Tian spoke as a matter of factly.
Old Man Fei was tearing, I have finally met a Tyrant! He wanted to pounce over, and shout with all his might, Tyrant, let us be friends!
After a while, he suppressed the excitement in his body, and then gave a price “If you are able to supply the samples, 50% would be at 5 million star coins. 60%, 10 million star coins. 70%, 30 million star coins. If you want 80% completed, that would be 65 million star coins.”
To dare say the higher completion rate the better, if he was not a tyrant, then what was he?
Seeing that he had many types of blood meridians, all of them being long established blood meridians but with very low completion rate. For blood meridians that have a completion rate of less than 50%, they could not be sold on the market. For those 50% and above, for every increase in 5% would be considered a rank up.
Tang Tian sucked in a cold breath behind the mask.
65 million star coins, if it was Ling Xu, Crane, or Bing, he would not feel any pain. But, he wanted to give it to Huo Ma Er, as the Lupus Tribe did not have any outstanding expert, and was not considered stable. Huo Ma Er was considered strong, but compared to Wu Tie Yu and the rest, she was lacking.
“80% completion rate of the blood meridian, how powerful is that?” Tang Tian’s tone of voice was filled with pain.
Old Man Fei shook his head, “That is an unknown. The market does not have such a high completion rate of Heavenly Martial Werewolf blood; how much it can improve a martial artist’s body and soul is an unknown. There is plenty research on the wolf blood meridians, but for specialists who have placed their target at the Heavenly Martial Werewolf blood are very few. But since it belongs to ancient blood meridians, for it to be at a completion rate of 80%, it must be very terrifying.”
Thinking for a bit, Tang Tian then decided, “Then I’ll buy it.”
Huo Ma Er was a good person, and when she has to command the entire Lupus Tribe in the future, she needed power, without power she could not convince everyone.
But, Tang Tian finally realized the worth of blood meridians, and finally had a direct outlook of it. An 80% completion Heavenly Martial Werewolf blood meridian, just by paying Old man Fei, it had reached a sum of 65 million star coins.
Tang Tian secretly asked Bell. A normal wolf blood sample was roughly 500 star coins, 30000 samples mean it was 15 million. Merely the cost would be over 80 million.
Just for a drop of the Heavenly Martial Werewolf blood, to be placed in a store, how much would it sell for?
300 to 500 million, and that was already being lenient. If the market was more hard-hearted, it would be a billion, you too have no choice.
Old Man Fei was ecstatic, the bill of 65 million, was his biggest paycheck ever. All the blood meridians in his collection room had low completion rate, the lowest of all was 0.5%. He did not let anyone know, there was an important reason, why he was unable to take out any blood meridian with completion rate of over 70%.
It was not that he could not produce one out, it was that he had no money.
Even for the Triangle Energy plate, he had gathered all of his courage to throw in all his savings to buy it.
Light grew in Old Man Fei’s small eyes, he was already looking forward to the 65 million star coins, it was 65 million star coins…..
“Are there any small ways to raise the power of the Wolf Blood Meridians?” Tang Tian suddenly asked, and then he added, “It must be cheap!”
“Must be cheap?” Old Man Fei looked at Tang Tian worriedly, did the 65 million star coins spoil the soup…..
(TN: spoil the friendship due to the high price)
“That is another transaction.” Bell guessed Old man Fei’s thoughts, and Old Man Fei treated her quite well. He was poor, she too did not have much, but all these years, it was Old Man Fei who had produced all the weird blood meridians and given it to Pipa to help her with her illness. The old man was nice, and she did not want him to offend the boss, so she reminded him.
Tang Tian reiterated, “That’s right, that is another transaction, it must be cheap.”
Tang Tian thought of Bing’s filtering of the recruits and “cannon fodder”. They were all of the Lupus constellation, if they could all raise their power, if it meant spending some money, he would consider it.
(TN: Lupus constellation holds the wolf meridians. Lupus is basically wolf or jackal constellation. The chinese term is the same)
Another transaction. Old Man Fei relaxed. He could confirm that Tang Tian was a rich tyrant now, and used everything to showcase himself: “The Lupus tribe all have to use the Awaken Blood Spring, but I have a better idea. In the Lupus Blood Meridians, the largest proportion is the ancient Wolf Race Blood Meridians. Many people think that, it is a completely useless blood meridian. That is because the ancient wolves have only average fighting ability, and was in no way special. But, the ancient wolves were tenacious and lasted, thus becoming the wolf race of the Lupus Constellation, that is not without reason. The wolf race have a strong reproductive ability, and the reason is that they are able to live in the harshest environment. The other reason, is because they work together very well. The wolf race are basically the best at team coordination. They are sharp and crafty, cool and calm.”
Tang Tian and Bell were sucked into Old Man Fei’s story, they had never heard of such a story before.
“As long as they can awaken the ancient Wolf Blood Meridians in them, then they will have that ability.” Old Man Fei said, “Their Awaken Blood Spring also raises that point. I have studied the Awaken Blood Spring before, it only aggravates the Wolf Blood Meridian inside their mixed up blood meridians. For example, the ancient Sand Wolf Blood Meridian allows their all rounded power to increase. But from what I see, this had never happened and is not an efficient method, that’s why the Lupus Constellation had dropped to this extent.”
Old Man Fei sighed with sorrow, but very quickly, he realized he was off topic, and immediately said, “Because the Sand Wolf Blood Meridian is too mixed up, to activate it, it is slightly harder than other race. The ancient Wolf Blood Meridian though, it is easy to train, it is rather completed, as of today in the lupus blood meridians, it holds roughly 70% composition. To activate it, I should be able to grant that request of yours. I can supply you a medicine, one person only for 30 thousand star coins. If you have the Awaken Blood Spring, then one person only requires 5000 star coins.”
Tang Tian was surprised: “The Awaken Blood Spring is so powerful?”
He completely ignored what the Awaken Blood Spring was previously. But after hearing what Old Man Fei said, for him to be able to save a large sum of star coins per person with the Awaken Blood Spring, he instantly viewed it with importance.
One person 30 thousand star coins, 1000 people meant 30 million. If he used the Awaken Blood Spring, he only needed 5 million, that was savings of 25 million star coin.
25 million star coins, that was enough to start a war!
“En, the Awaken Blood Spring is naturally paired with the Lupus people. Honestly, the Awaken Blood Spring has been gradually changing the Wolf Blood Meridians through the generations, and this change is long and slow. Every generation of martial artists of Lupus who use the Awaken Blood Spring, would quietly be changed. And that is the power of nature. You cannot experience it on a normal basis, but as time pass, it leaves people in awe.” Old Man Fei explained.
“I need some samples to try, and see the result.” Tang Tian thought for a while, “Give me ten portions.”
“No problem, that will take only half an hour.” Old Man Fei straightened his back and turned into his workshop.
Tang Tian and Bell did not follow him, as the workshop did not have any place to stand.
Suddenly, Old Man Fei’s surprise shout came out from the workshop, “Oh! Oh my god!”
Tang Tian reacted extremely fast, his figure disappeared, and Bell followed in immediately.
As Bell ran in, she was stunned upon seeing what happened. Not only her, Tang Tian and Old Man Fei, were stunned.
A dim black flame, enveloped the Triangle Energy Plate, and burned quietly. The silver Triangle Energy plate inside of the dim black flame, was having a transformation.
Tang Tian’s heart felt surprised but at the same time, he felt a sense of familiarity with the dim black flame. But….just now he did not feel anything at all, and to him, he did not believe the feeling.
His intuition was extremely strong, everything that Old Man Fei did, he could feel. But he did not feel the dim black flame burning!
That….what was going on?
The Triangle Energy plate dissolved into a silver liquid, continuously becoming smaller in the black flame, gradually becoming a droplet, and disappeared.
The black flame also gradually disappeared, leaving a blood drop floating in the air.
The blood flew towards Tang Tian, where he did not have time to dodge, and it attacked right into his arm, transforming into a wrap that covered Tang Tian’s arm. In a blink of an eye, the blood was like water that dropped onto sand, and quickly went into his body.
Tang Tian’s arm did not have any trace of the blood.
A warm flow entered Tang Tian’s body, but Tang Tian did not feel uncomfortable at all.
Witnessing everything, Bell’s mind was in a blank. To treat Pipa, her understanding on blood meridians was much more in depth than other people. But she had never witnessed such a bizarre scene before.
Old Man Fei recovered from his shock, and a hot burning passion blazed in his eyes: “God! This world still has such a peculiar blood meridian!”
Tang Tian’s hair stood, upon seeing Old Man Fei’s bright gaze, staring at him as though he wanted to swallow Tang Tian whole.
“Your triangle energy plate is gone.” Tang Tian changed the topic.
“What is it worth?” Old Man Fei’s gaze did not turn, passionately saying, ”Your blood meridian is extremely peculiar! It has a black flame. What blood meridians have a black flame? Even the Triangle Energy Plate can get burned to nothing. The level of that black flame, is extremely high! I need to research it well! Draw your blood, quickly draw blood!”
Tang Tian was worried, This old man wasn’t going to dissect him, was he?
Just at that moment, he suddenly had a feeling, and turned his head to look outside.