The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 148
Chapter 148: Living Off a Woman
Chapter 148: Living Off a Woman
Translator: YHHH Editor: Book_Hoarder
After listen to what Ren Baqian said, the empress nodded, "Alright, I'll get someone to send the medicinal herbs to you tomorrow morning. Come and find me after your cultivation session, I'll bring you to the imperial depository to retrieve some things."
Ren Baqian felt a little awkward after hearing what the empress said. Suddenly, he felt as if he was living off the empress by fishing her family resources back to Earth to buy things.
Unfortunately, there was a still a long way to go before he could receive profits on Earth. Either he spends a great amount of time and energy to make all kinds of things to earn money, or he lives off the empress.
However, after thinking about the martial arts manual and medicinal herbs that were provided by the empress, it seemed like he was destined to live off her.
"What are you thinking of?" Seeing that Ren Baqian was silent, the empress asked.
"I feel that I'm living off you," Ren Baqian awkwardly replied. Soon after, he met with the empress's investigative gaze and explained the meaning of living off a woman.
"Why, don't you wanna live off me?" The beautiful empress glanced at him bewitchingly and hinted with a hidden meaning.
Ren Baqian looked at her and continuously shivered
"Just take it that you are buying the items for me," the empress continued.
"I'm aware of that." Ren Baqian nodded. The empress was always this cold. As a result, during the occasional times when she was gentle and soft, it was as if a fairy had turned into an ordinary person and was exceptionally breathtaking.
Ren Baqian accompanied the empress and sat there for some time before he stood up and left. Qing Yuan and Hong Luan entered Yangxin Palace Hall after seeing that he left.
After Ren Baqian departed, the empress reverted to her original style.
It simply felt that the palace was especially cold.
The next morning, five to six people carried packets of paper bags and placed them in another room of Pingle Park. After which, they went to fetch water and to light a fire to create a bath of medicinal liquid.
"Storyteller Ren, you need to cultivate in the medicinal bath so that you can absorb the effects of it," an approximately 30-year-old woman looked and Ren Baqian and said.
Ren Baqian nodded. Previously, he had already understood this during his cultivation of [Ruyi Visualization].
Firstly, the group of people added medicinal herbs into the big tub. After which, they boiled the water and the color of the water immediately turned into a strange dark-green. After the temperature of the water had decreased, they continued to use a small flame to maintain its temperature. Ren Baqian stared at the strange dark-green liquid for a long time before taking a stride into the tub while wearing a pair of short pants.
"So hot." Ren Baqian inhaled a breath of cool air. It was at the very least over 40 degrees. Striding into the tub this way made his entire body turn red, and he felt as if he was being cooked.
To be more precise, the firewood below the tub created a crackling noise that made him feel that he was the main ingredient used to stew a pot of soup.
However, he got rid of all the distracting thoughts in no time and then began the [Visualization of Water].
After quite some time, Ren Baqian helplessly opened his eyes and said to the people in the surrounding, "Sorry to bother the few of you, but could you all please step outside. I am afraid of strangers and not used to people being here. Wait for a while before coming in again."
Ren Baqian once again closed his eyes to visualize only after the few of them left with a smile on their faces. Although there was still the sound of the burning firewood, it didn't really affect him anymore.
As usual, it was filled with faint mist, and he wasn't able to see any distance away. He could only see the existence of a lake and a few trees which looked seemingly real.
Ren Baqian walked into the lake, and when he started to swim forward, he discovered that something was amiss. The water in his surroundings had begun to generate waves. Even though the waves weren't big, it was much more exhausting when compared to swimming in stagnant water. Moreover, the water had traces of dark green things that were similar to aquatic plants, that were tangled all over his body. It was as if he carried a heavy object on his back while swimming, causing him to swim even slower.
When compared to previously, he took a longer time to swim to the center of the lake. He did everything he could and dived further down. This time round, before reaching the location that he had reached previously, he was already exhausted to the extent that he sobered up.
Ren Baqian shook his head, and he was still mentally drained. His body was also experiencing swelling pains. He looked down at the medicinal liquid, and its color had become much lighter.
Apparently, he had absorbed the effects of the medicinal bath.
This time, the absorption of the effects of the medicinal bath required at least one week for it to be digested. Gradually, it would strengthen his own body as well.
Ren Baqian returned to his bed and took a short rest. After which, he went to visit the empress. However, the empress hadn't ended her court session yet. He then went to wait for her outside Yangxin Palace Hall.
After quite some time, Ren Baqian heard noises from afar and knew that the empress had returned.
"The rest may take your leave. Xin Zhe, you don't need to follow either." The empress motioned her hand towards everyone who was behind her. After everyone left, she then told Ren Baqian, "Follow me."
The imperial depository was located in a rather secretive place in the palace. It was completely constructed by stones and did not have any windows or such at all.
After the thick and huge metal door was opened, the imperial guard passed the torch to them and left.
Ren Baqian raised the torch and followed the empress who was in front. Under the empress's instruction, he lit the braziers in the imperial depository. At this time, it became bright inside. The imperial depository was much smaller than what he expected. On the first level, there were many shelves that held swords and other weapons, as well as armors. Leaning against the wall were boxes of gold and silver, jewelry, and so on. They were all gifts from the empress's birthday celebration.
A majority of the items were gold and silver. Only a few small boxes consisted of jewelry.
As they headed to the second level, the set up changed into grids and shelves, and also contained much lesser objects. Ren Baqian walked around and noticed that they were all rare treasures that were extremely valuable. Most of the items here could not be found on Earth. Such rare treasures would probably fetch a good price on Earth. But, it would be extremely difficult for him to sell them.
He was just an ordinary person and didn't have any channels for him to sell off all these stuff.
"Your Majesty, let's just return to the first level. Although the value of things here is large, it is difficult to sell them," Ren Baqian honestly told the empress.
Ultimately, Ren Baqian chose a few pieces of jade pendants and seals. Then, he selected a few pieces of ruby and emerald and then stopped.
"Take a few more, these things are just being left here," the empress told Ren Baqian.
"I'll take these few first. It will be inconvenient to carry so many of them. This time, I want to experiment and see what's the longest number of days that I can stay over here. It's highly possible that I may be sent back all of a sudden. Thus, it will be better for me to take a lesser amount of items along with me," Ren Baqian sensibly replied.
Meanwhile, in the palace of the capital of Great Xia, an elder with an imposing appearance was sitting on a chair. Below him were six people kneeling in front of him.
"Who? Such nerves to assassinate the prince of Great Xia." The elder was the current emperor of Great Xia. At this moment, his face was filled with irrepressible anger.
The prince of Great Xia got assassinated? How many years had it been since such a thing occurred? What audacity to regard the imperial household of Great Xia as nothing.
"Your Majesty, the Seventh Prince reached the county town five days ago and stayed one night before setting off. He was assassinated at Sleeping Dragon Gorge. There were ninety-five intermediate and five advanced Man Level experts, one intermediate Earth Level expert ,and two consecrated experts at the Earth Embryo State who accompanied the Seventh Prince. But, none of them survived. In addition, a merchant caravan returning from Dayao was also assassinated and nobody survived. We presume that they might have seen the murderer."
To be able to kill the Seventh Prince's entire entourage without a single survivor, this kind of capability was not what an ordinary person could achieve.
Even though the scene had already been dealt with by someone, there were still traces left behind.
According to the scouts at the crime scene, they suspected that it was the work of the aboriginals.
But, they didn't have clear-cut evidence to confirm, and also, they did not have any reason why Qi Zixiao or Hong Wu would attack the Seventh Prince.
"I want her to pay the price!"