Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
All the cultivators who had come from the various realms were gathered together in Kongxuan City. Many Saint level figures had come here to cultivate, and it was all because of the space element fragments of the Great Path.
In addition, the space element fragments of the Great Path were valuable in and of themselves, and thus it was very easy to trade them for other kinds of fragments of the Great Path.
Ye Futian and his group had not been strolling through Kongxuan City for a long time before they had managed to trade many of their space element fragments of the Great Path, exchanging them for things that the Saints of the Barren State needed for their cultivation. Even Saint Xia, Saint Li and Moon Saint each got some.
Even though Saint Xia and Saint Li were held in very high status in the Nine States, cultivation resources such as fragments of the Great Path were not something that they could easily get their hands on. Where could they go in the Nine States to find such things?
If they could obtain a great number of fragments of the Great Path, then the Battles of Proving Holiness would become almost meaningless.
Saint Xia sighed inwardly. Did He and the other old people really still need Ye Futian to take care of them?
That was so…
Even Sage level figures had participated in the Battle of Empty Realm, and they would all have fragments of the Great Path distributed among them.
Xuanji Mountain was the best spot for trade in Kongxuan City.
Xuanji Mountain was situated at the center of Kongxuan City, rising up into the clouds like a celestial mountain. There were many pavilions and palaces on it, and clouds drifted across it. Saint level figures had taken up many positions on the mountain in order to cultivate, and to trade for the things that they needed.
Most people would trade their treasures for fragments of the Great Path. Of course, there were also a few people who would trade items for other items.
At that moment, Ye Futian and his group were at that celestial mountain.
“The Nine States truly are quite poor,” said Saint Xia as he gazed at the dazzling assortment of treasures there. He sighed inwardly. The divine implements and magic treasures on this celestial mountain were worth as much as a city. And there were also may top level spells.
He naturally understood that many of the disciples of the top forces of the Upper Realms had brought treasures to the Battle of Empty Realm that were not any worse than the top ranked divine implements on the Divine Implement Ranking of the Nine States. For example, Gongsun Zhong of Divine Cloud Valley’s Divine Armoring Cauldron was extremely powerful. When even Sage level figures possessed such powerful divine implements, this showed the power of top forces of the Upper Realms.
“Why are some of the cultivation spells here cheaper than divine implements?” asked Yi Xiaoshi.
“There is only one of each divine implement, so it is a one time trade. As for cultivation spells, the one who is selling it has probably already learned it. And even if he hasn’t, he can still sell it to many different people,” answered Gu Dongliu. “But even so, none of these prices are cheap, they are just cheaper than some of the other prices. Neither side in these trades will come out the loser, each will get what they need.”
Yi Xiaoshi scratched his head and said, “You are so amazing, Third Brother. You can see through to the most important part of an affair with merely a glance.”
“You are getting better and better at being a toady,” said Zhuge Qingfeng with a grin.
“I’m only speaking the truth, Second Brother,” said Yi Xiaoshi in all seriousness.
“However, the cultivation spells here have been traded many times over. Even though there are some high level spells, they probably don’t have the highest level ones. Many of the spells that are passed down through the great powers of the Upper Realms cannot be lightly taught to outsiders, much less traded many times to many different people,” continued Gu Dongliu.
“What you have said is mostly true, young man. But there are always exceptions,” a voice called from a pavilion far away. There they saw an old man lazily sitting on the ground. A group of people sat on the ground in front of him, and two women were at their head. Ye Futian had seen them before.
They were Gongsun Ni and Gongsun Xuan of Divine Cloud Valley.
“Fifth Brother.” Yi Xiaoshi touched Luo Fan on the arm. He narrowed his eyes an whispered, “What a rare opportunity!”
“Get out of here.” Luo Fan glanced at the fat man. That guy was always trying to stir up trouble. And he actually dared to tease his sworn brother?
Gongsun Ni and Gongsun Xuan turned and looked over at them.
An astonished look came into Gongsun Ni’s eyes when she saw them. These people had shown themselves to be heroes of their generation at the Battle of Empty Realm, even eclipsing Princess Xia Qingyuan’s glory.
But from her perspective, her brother Gongsun Zhong had been coldly received by the Princess, and had suffered much humiliation at Ye Futian’s hands. Thus, he was not as heroic as he had been before. He had sought to prove some things on the battlefield, but no one in the Battle of Empty Realm had been able to outshine Ye Futian.
And not only that, she and Xiao Sheng would likely be taking the same path in the future. A marriage aliance between Divine Cloud Valley and the Xiao clan was greatly wished for by both families.
And she knew what Xiao Sheng wanted. But Ye Futian had received the Princess’s trust much more than he had.
Gongsun Xuan also looked at Ye Futian, but she did not think too much of it. Her disposition was different from her sister’s. She did not like to think about her families schemes. Her pretty eyes also found Luo Fan. He avoided her gaze, seemingly deliberately.
She stared at him for a while, then finally averted her gaze.
Yi Xiaoshi payed close attention to where the two of them were looking. The fat man narrowed his eyes and whispered, “Coward.”
Luo Fan glanced at him fiercely, then said, “Are you looking to die, fatty?”
“It seems that you are all talk, Fifth brother,” scolded Yi Xiaoshi. In the past he had been so brave when flirting with beauties. Now it seemed as if that had ended.
“Why do you say this, sir?” Gu Dongliu asked the old man.
“In the Three Thousand Realms of the Great Path, many forces flow through history like sand. But although many forces disappear, the cultivation spells that they leave behind can still be passed down. Some of them will be cherished and practiced alone, but some will be integrated into other top notch spells and be used for trade,” said the old man.
Gu Dongliu nodded. “What you say makes sense, sir.”
The old man stroked his beard and said, “Look at my cultivation spell. It was passed down from a vanished top force from Emperor Yan’s Realm’s cultivation methods. It is called Judgement of Nine Refining Flames.’
“….” Ye Futian’s face went dark. The old man had a common face, but there was a little bit of celestial heroism to him. However, in the blink of an eye he had started peddling his spells. Why did he look so much like a swindler?
“Let’s listen to him, his spell sounds fantastic,” said Ye Futian as he walked forward. There was a damaged old scroll before him, that gave off an aura of antiquity. Beside it was a jade scroll.
“This is naturally a Perfect level Saint spell,” the old man said seriously as he looked at Ye Futian. “The Judgement of Nine Refining Flames takes a Great Path of Fire and refines it to the extreme. Even only a single Great Path of Fire has the power to destroy everything around it. But with this one is able to come infinitely close to the source of all flame will. After learning the spell you can integrate it into your other powers. There is not need to say too much about how amazing this is. You must know that in order to cultivate to the Saint level you need to sense the Great Path. A powerful cultivation spell can enhance your perception, and let you integrate yourself more easily into the Great Path. If you don’t believe it, that scroll gives an introduction to the spell. The jade scroll is the the spell itself. You can look over the scroll if you’d like.”
Ye Futian nodded. He knelt before the pavilion and opened up the scroll. According to the introduction to the spell, it could allow you to continuously temper your body with the Great Path of Fire and turn your body of flesh into a body of flame.
“Are you interested?” Ye Futian looked at Gongsun Ni and Gongsun Xuan beside him.
“Those who are skilled at cultivating flame spells will all naturally be interested in this. These two girls just think that the asking price is too high. However, this is the only exiting copy. Once it is sold it will be lost. I only ask for 10,000 fragments of the Great Path of Space. This is absolutely not too much to ask.” The old man looked at Ye Futian. “Would you like to consider it, young man?”
If this spell was truly so powerful, then 10,000 fragments of the Great Path of Space was certainly not too high an asking price. After all, this was a top notch spell of the Saint level. It would only be natural if Gongsun Ni and Gongsun Xuan could not afford it.
However, Ye Futian did not believe this old man’s cunning words.
“That price is indeed a bit too high. If you lower it a little, we might consider buying it,” Ye Futian said to the old man.
The old man looked into Ye Futian’s eyes and saw how clear they were. He narrowed his own eyes a bit, then smiled and said, “Fine, 8,000 each.”
Ye Futian smiled and said, “So it’s not the last existing copy?”
“If I spend a little bit of my energy, I can make a copy,” said the old man.
“Since its not the only copy, then 10,000 is too much. Give us a deal. How about 5,000 each? In that case I will consider buying a copy, and these two women will do the same,” said Ye Futian.
The old man looked at Ye Futian through narrowed eyes. What a treacherous boy!
“Very well, I guess I will take a loss. 5,000 it is then,” said the old man. He had already cultivated up the third tier of the Saint plane by now. With only one more step he could break through to the plane of Nirvana. He needed extremely large fragments of the Great Path, otherwise he would not be selling spells like this.
There was nothing he could do. He had cultivated to such a high level, and the amount of resources that he needed to use to go further was truly frightening.
“If this spell does not do what it said you would after I purchase it, you may need to return these fragments of the Great Path to me, elder,” said Ye Futian. The old man looked at the crowd of people behind Ye Futian and knew that there was force behind his words. His matrix would be very strong.
The old man nodded. “No problem.” Ye Futian took out five thousand fragments of the Great Path and handed to him, then picked up the jade scroll and the ancient scroll. But he did not put them away, instead handed them to Gongsun Xuan and said, “Divine Cloud Valley is a force that focuses on armoring. You must be good at fire magic them. Can you help me see how good this is?”
Gongsun Xuan was stunned. She looked at Gongsun Ni.
The people from the Nine States did not understand what Ye Futian was trying to do either. Gongsun Xuan was silent for a while, then nodded. She took the scrolls. She merged her spiritual willpower with the jade scroll, and suddenly a mysterious power from the scroll entered her mind. It suddenly turned into a flame and then disappeared.
After a while, Gongsun Xuan opened her eyes and saw that the jade scroll had disappeared. Her face changed.
“How was it?” asked Ye Futian.
“The elder was not lying. This spell is indeed mysterious and powerful.” She nodded. “But this spell…”
“I said that it was the only copy. Since this happened, the woman will have to buy it again to give to the young man. I’ll have to work hard to copy it,” said the old man with a smile.
“No need. Miss Gongsun does not have many fragments of the Great Path. I had planned to buy this and give it to Fifth Brother. Since Miss Gongsun has read it, that counts as Fifth Brother having given it to her,” said Ye Futian. “Of course, if Miss Gongsun is willing to share it with Fifth Brother, that would be wonderful.”
“Hey…” Luo Fan blushed.
Yu Sheng curled his lips in disbelief. After so many years, this habit of his had still not changed.
An astonished look also flashed in Gongsun Xuan’s beautiful eyes. She looked at Luo Fan, then nodded. “Since Lord Ye was the one to purchase this, I will naturally share it with Lord Luo.”
“You boy…” the old man pointed at Ye Futian. How could he not know that he had been duped?
These two guys definitely knew each other, and had a close relationship. Otherwise why would they talk of sharing it?
They could probably share it through their spiritual will.
Gu Dongliu looked at Ye Futian. His sworn brother seemed to have changed a little bit after fighting in Lihen Heaven.