Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
After a moment of contemplation, Mo Tianxuan’s eyes shone with shrewd light. “It’s not that easy to slip under my radar and keep things from me.” The people of the Red Blood Palace left one after another.
Once they had gone, a soul slowly rose from the depths of the ground. It was Deputy Region Master Xiao. When Jinmu was fighting his opponent, Xiao had hidden himself, along with his scent. That was how he had avoided a tragic fate.
As he glanced at the havoc and disastrous mayhem around him, Xiao’s eyes were full of shock and terror. “Has Jinmu been killed?” To ensure his safety, he did not dare to even take a peek at what was going on outside this area. “Did Mo Tianxuan kill him in person?” That was the only possibility he could think of.
Xiao gritted his teeth, and immediately flew in the direction of the Heavenly Knife Region. “I Hope the Region Master won’t impose an overly severe punishment on me,” he thought aloud. He had lost the competition, and Jinmu, who was of unknown origins, was now dead. Xiao felt extremely heavy-hearted and downcast.
At the Demon Mountain, Su Yu searched Jinmu’s body, and found a handful of great things by chance. He discovered the Juice of the Evil Ghost Grass, which, when trickled into the ground, could grow strong vines and tendrils. In times of crisis, they could serve to entangle one’s enemies. There were altogether seven to eight drops of it, and Su Yu gave three of them to Gongsun Wuxie.
“Hehe, another fun thing to play with. This will combine nicely with Brother Shanliang’s acute poison, hehe.” Gongsun Wuxie flashed a devilish grin.
Su Yu recoiled subconsciously when he heard her. As he carried on with the search, Su Yu found a piece of essence wood, which had previously been used during the challenge. His eyes shone. He had extracted a good amount of the Fountain of Life from the other piece of essence wood. This one should allow him to refine a great deal of the Fountain of Life as well.
After a round of searching, there were no more valuable items left on Jinmu. Su Yu began to search the most important part—the inside of Jinmu’s body.
With a flick of his sleeves, Su Yu sliced open Jinmu’s body. Only then did he realize that Jinmu’s body didn’t have the constitution of a living creature. It was merely a simple wooden structure. In other words, Jinmu was an artificially made puppet.
Once his body was sliced open, Su Yu discovered the green stone slab within him. Without deliberate manipulation, the two crystals on the stone slab had fallen into a state of dormancy. Su Yu grasped them. Due to the strong Mortal Fairy’s Strength which had previously erupted from the crystal, Su Yu did not instill Vital Energy recklessly. Instead, he kept them, with the intention of consulting Yun Yazi.
Gongsun Wuxie looked at the green stone slab covetously, her eyes pinned on the two pieces of top-grade crystals. “They’re top-grade crystals. These are truly hard-to-come-by items.” She wasn’t lacking top-grade crystals, but was merely lamenting the fact that they weren’t hers.
“For the sake of our safety, these two shouldn’t be removed yet. Here’s a fire-based crystal you can have.” Su Yu took out a fiery red top-grade crystal, which he had taken from the Golden Light Guard’s space ring. There were three of them in total. Without Gongsun Wuxie’s help in the battle, it would have been a great challenge for him to kill Jinmu, so giving her a top-grade crystal as a gift was nothing.
Gongsun Wuxie did not accept it. She turned to him, and, half-smiling, asked, “How about your fiancee? Would you give it to her?”
“Not now,” Su Yu answered. Top-grade crystals were limited. Based on their current relationship status, it wasn’t worth his while to give Bing Wuxin one of them yet.
Gongsun Wuxie’s eyes shone. “Really?”
Su Yu nodded.
“Hehe, then I’ll take it.” Gongsun Wuxie grabbed it, and started toying with it on her palm, as if she had just received her favorite, precious treasure. Somehow she had gotten herself a necklace. She embedded the crystal into the necklace and placed it around her neck.
“Aren’t you going to use it for training?” Su Yu asked curiously.
Gongsun Wuxie said, “This is a token of love from Brother Su Yu. How could I use it for training? Hehe.”
When he heard that, Su Yu turned speechless.
“Besides, it’ll be useless in my training,” Gongsun Wuxie remarked haphazardly, “The medicinal effect of immortality is still in my body, so my cultivation will always remain at the stage at which I consumed the fairy grass. No amount of training is going to help.”
Su Yu was rather bewildered. He had heard about it at the Desolate Evil Jungle but what he didn’t know was that Gongsun Wuxie had the cultivation of ninth-grade fairy now. Did that mean she had achieved the cultivation of a ninth-grade fairy at the age of ten? What kind of talent is that? Su Yu was stupefied. Gongsun Wuxie, who was usually mischievous and prone to misbehavior, was in fact, the most talented monster of the Demon Mountain!
As if she knew what Su Yu was about to say, Gongsun Wuxie lifted her fair neck. “Hehe, I was a female prodigy. I was popular for quite some time.”
Su Yu thought for a while, and asked, “Is there really no way to resolve the medicinal effect?”
Gongsun Wuxie’s dainty face darkened. “Yes, but none of them could guarantee recovery. The Fountain of Life has a rather high probability, and also the Original Life treasure left in the Glittering Jewel Wonderland, the Glittering Jewel Fairy Cane, might work.”
Su Yu could eliminate the Fountain of Life from the list. Unless it was the Fountain of Life from the Tree God, it would be unable to resolve the medicinal effect. “What’s the Glittering Jewel Fairy Cane?” he queried.
Gongsun Wuxie’s eyes were rekindled with a little hope. “That’s the treasure that has been used by the Glittering Jewel Mortal Fairy. It is said to be a counterfeit of an emperor-based saint artifact that possesses purifying power. Perhaps it could resolve the medicinal effect in me.”
A counterfeit of an emperor-based saint artifact? Su Yu had several emperor-based saint artifacts in his possession, hence he knew the mystique about such artifacts. Perhaps they really could resolve the medicinal effect.
“So that is why you strive so hard for merit points, to exchange for the qualification to enter the Glittering Jewel Wonderland?” Su Yu asked.
Gongsun Wuxie nodded. “Yes, my father doesn’t want me to go to the Glittering Jewel Wonderland. He doesn’t support me, so I only have myself to depend on.”
The Glittering Jewel Wonderland was a place where the heroes and experts of the Jiuzhou continent came together. It was also the graveyard where prodigies perished. The number of geniuses and experts that were buried in the Glittering Jewel Wonderland were innumerable.
It would be highly risky for Gongsun Wuxie to enter the Glittering Jewel Wonderland without any protection or patronage. As a father, he would rather his daughter lead an ordinary life than let her risk her life.
Su Yu asked, “When will the Glittering Jewel Wonderland be opened? Until when exactly shall we wait?”
Gongsun Wuxie replied, “The exact time should be two months and three days from now. This is the time estimated by the Nine Great Prefecture’s Kings together. That is the day when the Glittering Jewel Wonderland will re-emerge on the Jiuzhou lands. Once it arrives, all the young, outstanding geniuses of various influences will sense it, and head for the Wonderland.”
Su Yu scowled. “You’re saying that anyone with outstanding talents will be able to sense it? If so, what is the point of striving for four million merit points?”
Gongsun Wuxie shook her head. “It does have a point! All the prodigies and powerful individuals from all across the continent will gather. If there’s no discipline and order, what do you think will happen?”
Su Yu thought for a while and said, “Before the Wonderland is even opened, there will be bloodshed and massacre already.”
Gongsun Wuxie said, “You’re right, hence, the Glittering Jewel Wonderland has established its rules from early on. One can only enter with a recommendation from an All Creations strong men. Thus, many geniuses who intend to enter will seek protection from All Creations Old Monsters. And none of those who can take shelter from All Creations Old Monsters would be average individuals.”
“As a consequence, the ordinary people are rejected at the door, and only the truly powerful experts will be qualified to further their training,” she explained.
Such a regulation was very unjust to the average individuals. However, it gave great advantages to the entire Jiuzhou continent.
In a world where the superior, the average and the inferior intermingled, if everyone was given a chance to participate in the Glittering Jewel Wonderland, the average individuals were likely to team up and join hands, and obliterate the excellent ones. Many quotas would be occupied.
If the inferior ones expelled the excellent ones, a vicious circle would be created. The goodwill of the Glittering Jewel Mortal Fairy in leaving behind the Wonderland would go to waste.