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A person with the intention of being kind didn’t need to be rewarded, and a person with the intention of being malicious didn’t have to be punished.
Although this saying wasn’t acknowledged by everyone, many people still agreed with it.
When the last bit of power was absorbed by Luo Yunyang’s body, he felt his Constitution make significant progress.
Power: 38 (Fire: 13, Ice: 12, Wood: 9)
Mind: 7 (Fire: 0.5)
Constitution: 75 (Dragon Bloodline: 15, Golden Body: 13, Fire: 0.568, Ice: 0.568, Wood: 0.47)
True Intent: 2,134 (Indiscriminate Bloody Massacre: 49, Bloody Sun Overhead: 49, Decimation: 9.9, Ice Fire: 7.6, Yin Yang True Intent: 2)
Luo Yunyang was very satisfied with the figures on his attribute regulator. This also made him realize that he felt a deep friendship for Yunxi.
Although his sort of friendship sounded simple, it wasn’t easy to compensate her.
From now on, he and Yunxi would no longer have the uncomplicated relationship of an employer and an employee.
Luo Yunyang took one more step and stepped through the large golden door before flashing a huge smile at Yunxi. Yunxi returned his wide grin.
Entering this massive golden door wouldn’t have posed a problem for Yunxi and Li Qingyun. Yunxi glowed purple, whereas Li Qingyun seemed to be bathed in flames as she charged through like a fiery wind.
When the two of them entered, the six teams were all gathered. Crown Prince Nanshan’s gaze on Luo Yunyang wasn’t friendly. If Yunxi wasn’t standing beside him, perhaps he might have ripped Luo Yunyang to shreds.
As Yunxi stood calmly on the spot and surveyed her surroundings, she realized that what lay ahead of them was a mountain range.
There was indeed a completely different world within the sacred tower.
Most of the people present weren’t bothered by these circumstances. After all, they were extraordinary beings who had already seen the majority of the treasures hoarded by a Nebula-Grade existence.
“Quick, take a look here!” someone shouted loudly.
Luo Yunyang and the others walked over quickly and discovered four pill furnaces.
The four-meter tall pill furnaces, which had intricate engravings on them, didn’t seem ordinary.
Every line of carving seemed to contain some form of charm, so when all these markings were joined, they seemed to form something.
When Luo Yunyang and the others arrived before the four pill furnaces, they saw a line of words floating mysteriously above the furnaces.
“Gather 100 divine flames and soar straight to the heavens!”
These 10 words seemed to contain boundless awe. When they appeared, some people felt kind of afraid.
Although the words disappeared completely in a flash, everyone still felt some reverence in their minds.
“According to the meaning of those words, it seems like we have to gather flames to light the furnaces. Only this way will we be able to get past this stage,” Li Qingyun said as she circled the pill furnaces a few times.
Yunxi and the others had also guessed as much. Yunxi patted one of the pill furnaces and said, “Unless I am wrong, these pill furnaces are Star Nine-Grade treasures. Obtaining one of them would make this trip worthwhile.”
When Yunxi said this, Li Qingyun and the others immediately got all worked-up.
Although they also possessed many treasures, Star Nine-Grade items were considered superior goods that were worth a fortune within the Blue Rain Empire.
Plus, this was only the first stage!
If the first stage of the sacred tower contained such treasure, then one could imagine how astonishing the items that followed would be.
“I think this pill furnace has an affinity with me,” said a refined young man.
Although this young man had kept a low profile so far, this hadn’t changed his status in the least. He was an aristocrat of the same generation as Crown Prince Nanshan and Yunxi.
His overbearing words invoked a furious gaze from Crown Prince Nanshan. However, the young man remained unmoved.
“You might as well say that every treasure has an affinity with you, Yuan Geng!” Nanfeng sneered.
Yuan Geng chuckled when he heard Crown Prince Nanshan. “There aren’t that many things that I don’t have an affinity with. You are a good example of that.”
Their attendants took a step forward, as if they were prepared to engage in combat at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Yuan Geng had produced a scroll.
No, it was actually a drawing.
When this drawing was taken out, Luo Yunyang felt an intense fluctuation within it.
It was a fluctuation that seemed to contain some form of effectiveness. When this drawing fluctuated, Luo Yunyang clearly sensed the hint of a threat.
“It’s a Treasure-Storing Drawing!” Crown Prince Nanshan said with a cold gleam in his eyes.
Yuan Geng smiled faintly. “I obtained one by accident, but I never imagined that it would come in handy here. Please let me have my way!”
Although Yunxi didn’t say anything, her gaze was fixed on the map in Yuan Geng’s hands. Yuan Geng, who appeared a little pleased, moved his arms gently. The scroll called a Treasure-Storing Drawing unfurled in the air.
It was empty. There was absolutely nothing on it.
However, when the scroll expanded completely, a green line shrouded one of the pill furnaces in the blink of an eye.
Under the watchful gazes of Luo Yunyang and the others, the pill furnace disappeared without a trace and a pill furnace appeared on the Treasure-Storing Drawing.
This furnace was exactly the same as the pill furnace that had just disappeared, which had obviously been absorbed into the Treasure-Storing Drawing.
After watching the pill furnace vanish, Luo Yunyang was aware that he had been too ignorant during his time in the Da Alliance. The Da Alliance could never hope to compete with the sort of items that the Blue Rain Empire possessed.
“Thank you for letting me have my way, everyone!” Yuan Geng extended his hand and reached out for the scroll.
Even Li Qingyun wasn’t in the mood to mock this fellow. There were only four pill furnaces and their importance might determine whether they would be able to continue.
Now that Yuan Geng had taken the initiative and stored a pill furnace, the others had one less opportunity.
Just as Yuan Geng was about to get a hold of the Treasure-Storing Drawing, pure white flames blazed out of it.
Although these flames didn’t display any impressive power, they instantly turned the weird Treasure-Storing Drawing into ash.
The pill furnace that had recently vanished appeared once again.
The furnace sat quietly in its original spot, as though nothing had happened.
The only difference was that Yuan Geng’s face was dark now. The Treasure-Storing Drawing wasn’t inferior in value to a Star-Grade pill furnace, so the fact that it had been burned to a crisp was a considerable loss for him.
Despite this loss, he still hadn’t achieved anything other than drawing some animosity towards himself. All of his effort had been for naught.
“These pill furnaces aren’t individual existences. They are mysteriously tied to this sacred tower. If we try to obtain them forcibly, we would be humiliated!” said Yunxi. Then, she glanced ahead at the mountain range before she added, “We better hurry up and gather the flames!”
As she spoke, her gaze fell on the peak of a purple mountain.
Although the mountain was tall and lofty, Yunxi saw a flickering light in the sky above it.
Crown Prince Nanshan and the others, who understood what Yunxi meant, turned towards the mountains in the distance as well.
There were all sorts of flames burning above every mountain. They would clearly have to climb many mountains to obtain these flames.
Although no one said anything, they all went their separate ways to complete this task. Yuan Geng, who had failed to obtain the pill furnace, was the first to shoot out towards a green mountain.
Luo Yunyang followed Yunxi to that purple mountain. On the way, Yunxi was taciturn. The Ice Fire Divine Sparrow, who seemed to sense what Yunxi was thinking, didn’t say anything either.
As Luo Yunyang was about to thank Yunxi for using the Body-Tempering Golden Body Fluid on him, she suddenly stopped in her tracks.
“This flame-obtaining challenge will be the hardest for you, cousin.” Crown Prince Nanshan obstructed Yunxi’s path with a smile.
“Gathering flames shouldn’t be too difficult. However, there are only four pill furnaces, which means that two out of the six of us won’t be able to make it to the next stage.”
“Although I do not look down on you, cousin, it is impossible to succeed by relying on just these two. They had a hard time making it through the extraordinary gravity after all.”
Yunxi stared coldly at Crown Prince Nanshan before she replied firmly, “You should be worrying about yourself!”
“This is my way of showing my kindness, cousin. Besides, our families have strong ties, don’t you think so? If you want to, we could join forces. Although there is no guarantee that we would obtain two pill furnaces, it still beats trying to do everything single-handedly, right?”
“Besides, I can promise you that if we only obtain one pill furnace, I will give you half of the items that I obtain from this sacred tower.”
Half his share? The corners of Yunxi’s lips curled into a slightly sardonic smile. She waved the sleeves of her robe, ignoring Crown Prince Nanshan before heading directly towards the mountain.
Crown Prince Nanshan didn’t stop her. Instead, he chuckled. “It’s fine that you don’t want to accept my kind proposal, cousin. Never mind. I believe that you will realize that cooperating with me would be your wisest choice.”
He then turned to a subordinate beside him and gestured. “Go split up and gather flames. When you’ve gathered 100, meet back here.”
As his seven subordinates took to the skies, Crown Prince Nanshan’s lips curled into a cold smirk. “How do you hope to compete with just one person, cousin? Can you really rely on those two pieces of trash?”