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The Crimson Dragon Realm was the primary realm of the Crimson Dragon Region, and the central areas of many regions were connected to many realms, making them extremely prosperous and bustling with people.
People of all realms in the region came to train and explore there.
It went without saying that those who were capable of crossing realms to train were either extremely powerful people or people with highly notable backgroundsfor instance, someone like Xia Qingyuan.
Otherwise, the time that one would have spent crossing realms to train would have exceeded what ordinary cultivators were able to afford.
Ye Futian and his party were already at Crimson Dragon Realm, and for the past several days, they were able to feel one thing about the placeit was hot.
Crimson Dragon Realm was filled with intense, fiery aura throughout the place, like how the void aura permeated the entire Empty Realm. That place would have been a heaven for cultivators training in fire-related abilities. People who were versed in the will of the great path of fire would have been extremely suited to train at the Crimson Dragon Realm.
Furthermore, the fiery aura of the Crimson Dragon Realm was more intense than the will of space found in the Empty Realm.
As such, the place was very hot.
But then again, cultivators cared little about their surrounding temperatures.
It did not seem that the notion of spiritual qi in the Upper Worlds being abundant was an exaggeration. Furthermore, spiritual qi was not the only thing found in abundance.
Ye Futian even began to wonder what the true nature of the 3,000 Realms of the Great Path actually was.
Is it really like it is said in legends, that all realms are products born from the heavenly path shattering? he wondered.
Ye Futian was drinking at a restaurant in the Crimson Dragon Realm, feeling scorching heat welling up from within his body. It was as if flames were about to shoot through his throat. Fiery will of the great path in his body was invoked, causing him to feel himself being set ablaze.
The booze here really is something indeed, he thought.
He took the cup on his left and mumbled, Some fine booze indeed. No wonder its so expensive. One hell of a luxury this thing is.
The liquor contained the power of the great path, making a true fine brew of the great path. The price of one bottle of liquor was calculated in sacred spirit stones as well. No common folk would have been able to afford such an item.
It was no wonder that those of high birth had a natural edge to them right from birth.
If one were to think about the cultivators of the Lower Worlds, they were indeed a miserable lot. They lacked resources to back their training and had to rely on themselves to make it far enough before being able to enjoy more resources. The difficulty of them doing so far eclipsed those who had an impressive background.
Xia Qingyuan was seated across Ye Futian. She remained dressed in mens clothing and looking dashing. Curiosity could be seen in her eyes.
How about you give it a go? Ye Futian looked at Xia Qingyuan and said.
As a daughter of Renhuang, Xia Qingyuan had naturally enjoyed all manner of resources, but she was a light drinker.
She poured herself a cup after being urged by Ye Futian, before emptying it.
As someone who had yet to make it to Saint Plane, she felt as if her internal organs were burning, and her body had been set on fire. Her face was burning red in an instant as well.
She stared at Ye Futian. Her eyes looked like they were about to spit flames.
Ye Futian looked at her and then said with a grin, You dont look half bad like that at all. But dont drink so much in one go. Itd be quite a waste.
He then took the bottle away from Xia Qingyuan and handed it to another woman sitting elsewhere, saying, Phoenix, you, on the other hand, should drink more and dont let it go to waste.
Phoenix trained in fire type abilities.
Can I try too, master? The Black Wind Condor stuck its head over, and Xia Qingyuan shot a look at the bird, who then lowered its head, lowering its neck.
It was tough for a bird to get around.
How far are we away from Crimson Dragon City? Ye Futian asked Xia Qingyuan. He did not look at the map of Crimson Dragon Realm carefully. Xia Qingyuan had one with her, after all.
Two to three days away, Xia Qingyuan replied. The Crimson Dragon City was the main city of Crimson Dragon Realm. It was located at the absolute center of the realm.
Crimson Dragon Realm is indeed a big place, Ye Futian mumbled.
Big and very hot.
It was said that the Crimson Dragon Realm had nine suns, and they took turns rising. There was no night in the realm, only day.
There were rumors saying that the master of Crimson Dragon Realmthe Crimson Dragon Emperorhad a wife who was an empress. She spent her days basking in the sun.
While the truth of the rumor remained to be seen, it nonetheless made Ye Futian realize how truly terrifying extremely highly trained cultivators were.
He had never experienced how powerful cultivators of Renhuang Plane truly were, but saints were terrifying enough as they were.
At the level of Renhuang, one could kill millions simply by being angry, practically causing a genocide.
The Crimson Dragon Realm was at the center of the region. Cultivators from all realms gathered there, so it was only natural that the realm is huge. Not only is the place huge, but extremely powerful people are also practically everywhere. Your training doesnt seem to be much compared to these people. Xia Qingyuan took a look at Ye Futian and continued, Furthermore, due to being the center of the region, Crimson Dragon Realm is a very messy place. Mighty people from all realms clash often, and martial arts are greatly proliferated here. There are many cities and training resources to be found. They are taken by people powerful enough to claim and keep them. Plundering often happens here.
Ye Futian chuckled. His training was indeed considered weak if compared to those throughout the 3,000 realms.
However, being a saint, he no doubt was qualified enough to venture throughout the world, and he was indeed no weakling. His powers had surpassed most people, after all.
Saints were always able to find a place where they belonged in any realm.
For instance, in Emperor Xias Realm, the Jueying Sword Saint was but an ordinary saint, yet he was nonetheless able to establish the Jueying Palace.
Due to him usually being surrounded by people from top-notch forces, his sainthood training did not seem to stand out all that much. In truth, however, any saint would have been regarded as powerful people in any realm.
While the place is messy, it presents a lot of opportunities. A voice was heard at that moment.
Ye Futian and the others turned around, looking at the ones sitting at a table beside theirs.
The one who spoke wore a blue shirt and looked to be around 30 years of age, yet he was brimming with superb bearing. It was apparent that he was a saint.
None of the people around him had common bearings either. Ye Futian was naturally able to sense that their powers were very strong.
He had taken notice of the group a while ago. However, with the Crimson Dragon Realm quite literally overflowing with powerful cultivators, they did not seem to be out of place.
I take it that you all are from other realms then? the young man asked Ye Futian and his party. He was gauging the party as he asked.
There was little need to say much about Ye Futians bearing. Despite being dressed in mens clothing, Xia Qingyuan was nonetheless a beauty.
The Glass Saint was, too, a top-class beauty.
Yaya looked very young, but he was unable to tell what level her training was actually at, but she was definitely very powerful.
Even the sages did not look to be ordinary folk, which meant that they were possibly of top-notch forces from other realms, who came all the way to the Crimson Dragon Realm to train.
There were too many people like that in the Crimson Dragon Realm. Many cultivators were coming from all realms to train every day, and every single one of them was of top-notch forces in their respective realms.
Yeah, Ye Futian nodded and said, were from other realms.
The names Shen Jun, from Qianye City. I just came from training at Fusang Valley. Im getting ready to head back to Qianye City. If you guys are heading to Crimson Dragon City, Id say that its quite a coincidence since were heading there as well, the young man smiled and said.
Fusang Valley? Xia Qingyuan turned her eyes at Shen Jun.
So are the rumors concerning the Fusang Valley true? Xia Qingyuan looked at Shen Jun and asked, I have heard that there is a Fusang Tree in the Fusang Valley that shoots up to the heavens. Nine suns revolve around the tree as they rise and fall in sequence. The suns are, too, bathing in Fusang Valley.
My level of training does not permit me to enter the center of Fusang Valley, so I have never seen it myself. But, it might actually be true. Shen Jun smiled and continued, What plans do you have at Crimson Dragon City, by the way? Have you found a place to stay?
Were venturing out far away on a pilgrimage and have no specific goals. We plan to settle down at Crimson Dragon City first, Ye Futian replied.
In that case, why dont we head there together, then? You could all settle down at Qianye City. That would save you a lot of trouble. Qianye City is not far away from Crimson Dragon City, after all. Shen Jun extended an invitation.
There are many small cities surrounding Crimson Dragon City, and it is said that most are private estates. Xia Qingyuan looked at Shen Jun.
And you are looking at the young city lord of Qianye City, Shen Jun smiled and replied.
Xia Qingyuan nodded. Things sounded normal in that case.
Since youre so kind to extend such an invitation to us, Brother Shen, we shall not be standing on ceremony then, Ye Futian agreed to the proposal. They saved themselves a lot of trouble with someone leading the way, and they did not need to look for somewhere to settle down.
Xia Qingyuan took one look at Ye Futian, thinking that he might have been too eager to accept such a proposal.
Resources at the central region of Crimson Dragon Realm are all taken up by top-notch forces around. All of the cities had their masters, and they possess absolute rights in determining how their cities are run. The Crimson Dragon Emperor does not concern himself with any of those and lets the people of Crimson Dragon Realm quarrel among themselves. Being a young city lord means that Shen Jun has some kind of background. He might be up to something, inviting us to the city, Xia Qingyuan said to Ye Futian telepathically.
Youre of some kind of background yourself, Princess. Ye Futian replied, With this Shen Jun guy leading the way, well be saving ourselves a lot of trouble. Regardless of his motives, I do not need to worry about anything, since youre around, after all, Princess.
Xia Qingyuan glared at Ye Futian. Just what does that b*stard take me for?
Who is the valet here? she thought.
Ye Futian ignored Xia Qingyuans glare. Youre the one who insisted on coming after all. Im not going to hold back then.
That was quick. How may I address you? Shen Jun asked.
Names Ye Futian.
Shen Jun smiled and nodded, saying, You, your wife, and the others will be pleased when you reach Qianye City.
My wife? Ye Futian was dumbfounded.
Xia Qingyuan saw Shen Jun looking at her in a peculiar manner and retorted coldly, Im no wife of his.
My bad. Shen Jun cupped his hands and apologized. He was able to tell from how the two looked at each other that they had a solid relationship. He was simply testing things out by calling them husband and wife, and it did not really matter if he was right.
However, Ye Futian did not seem to have any intention of introducing Xia Qingyuan, and Shen Jun found the relationship between the two puzzling.
The Black Wind Condor opened its eyes wide and took one look at Xia Qingyuan, finding her to be oddly calm.
The bird was praying deep down that the way those two were addressed earlier would never come true. My days would go down the gutter if that were to come true, it thought.
So, were departing now? Shen Jun asked again.
No problem. Ye Futian nodded.
Alright, in that case, lets go then. Its quite a distance from here. Shen Jun smiled and rose. All of them walked out of the restaurant and took to the air, continuing to head straight for the central region of the Crimson Dragon Realm.
Ye Futian looked up at the sun hanging high in the sky.
Is it true that the Crimson Dragon Realm has nine suns? he wondered.
The Crimson Dragon Realm was only the main realm of the Crimson Dragon Region, and the fiery aura was already that intense. I wonder what the Supreme Path Realm is like, he thought.
Ye Futian was getting increasingly curious about the world of cultivators.
What would the eyes of an emperor be able to see indeed!