Chapter 248: Truth of the Laws
“You want Yi Yun to bet his copy of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’? Yang Dingkun, you sure have a big appetite!” Hearing Yang Dingkun’s plans, Hu Tou also felt tempted. He too had no chance to cultivate the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’.
The ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ was too difficult to cultivate. Only one in five people cultivating the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ could master it.
And people like Hu Tou might have the wealth to exchange for the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, but even after exchanging the precious resources for it, the chances of them failing to learn it was high.
To pay so many glory points and dragon scale runes for such an improbable possibility, Hu Tou could not make the resolute decision as the cost was too high.
“Of course, treasures belong to those who are capable of keeping them! The ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ in Yi Yun’s hands is a deliberate waste of a heavenly treasure. I have the royal bloodline, and since the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ was originally the cultivation technique of my royal household, it will be easy for me to cultivate it!”
“Although it has to be returned within six months after you win me the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, it will be enough. I am confident that I can master the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ in less than six months!”
Yang Dingkun had considerable confidence in himself.
Hu Tou’s mouth twitched when he heard this. This rascal sure could brag, he wants to master it in less than six months? Was he not afraid that the bragging words he said might choke him? No one has mastered the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ within six months in the past decade!
But even if Yang Dingkun could not master the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ in six months, it would allow Yang Dingkun to determine whether he was suitable to learn the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ or not.
If he was not suitable, he could give up on it. As such, it wouldn’t waste his glory points. So no matter what happened, Yang Dingkun would still benefit from it.
“You want to get the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ from Yi Yun, then what do you plan on using as a stake?” Li Hong asked.
Yang Dingkun gave a confident smile and said, “Naturally, I have something that will entice the kid! Besides that, I can lend you 30,000 dragon scale runes, as an additional bet against Yi Yun. This is just a loan, you need to repay it in the future!”
30,000 dragon scale runes were for Li Hong to recoup his losses. If he could win this amount, Li Hong would be able to catch a breather.
Li Hong contemplated it before slowly nodding his head. Yi Yun would not feel the pinch if he were to lose 30,000 dragon scale runes, but if he were to lose the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, Yi Yun would definitely feel the pinch to the point of dying.
Li Hong wanted to let Yi Yun know the feeling of suffering such a great loss.
He stretched out five fingers and said, “50,000! Lend me 50,000 dragon scale runes!”
Since the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ was already bet, Li Hong did not dare to use glory points as a stake. It would be too ridiculous.
Li Hong’s limit was 50,000 dragon scale runes .
Yi Yun might still have hidden strength, hoping to cheat him. But how could Li Hong not have any hidden strength?
It was time to use all the trump cards!
“Yi Yun must think that I have fallen for his trap, but no one knows that I had a great breakthrough in the past month! Neither one of us knows the other’s hidden card. What makes you think I will lose to you!”
With this thought in mind, Li Hong became more resolute.
After Yi Yun defeated Chu Xiaoran, obtaining first place amongst the rookies, Yi Yun’s fame in the Tai Ah Divine City was said to be unrivaled!
Many large family clans’ lobbyists began arriving, hoping to rope in Yi Yun as a guest in their faction. Many of these factions had given various favorable terms for Yi Yun. Some even did not need Yi Yun to sign a contract. All they wanted was a verbal commitment from Yi Yun.
But Yi Yun rejected all of them.
Back when Yi Yun was in the Cloud Wilderness, he wanted to join a faction in order to obtain resources. But now, in the Tai Ah Divine City, Yi Yun could earn them using his own efforts. His strength was skyrocketing everyday, so there was no reason to join a faction and allow himself to be controlled by others.
As Yi Yun was having his dinner, before he went to the saber tomb again, he noticed a few pretty and slim girls walk past. They were talking and joking as they held their meal trays. In the middle of these girls was Zhao Qingcheng.
Zhao Qingcheng noticed Yi Yun and she gave him a surprised smile, “Little brother Yi Yun! You are here too!”
“Oh…” Just as Zhao Qingcheng uttered the last word, she suddenly realized something and stopped herself before saying, “I can’t call you that anymore. You are already the number one rookie!”
Thinking of her first meeting with Yi Yun three months back, Zhao Qingcheng had mixed emotions. Who would have expected that the naive-looking little brother could develop into such an outstanding figure!
The girls’ eyes lit up when they heard that Zhao Qingcheng knew Yi Yun. Soon, they surrounded Yi Yun, trying to get Zhao Qingcheng to introduce Yi Yun to them.
These girls did not wait for Yi Yun’s reply and they simply sat beside Yi Yun or opposite him with their trays. Immediately, the table was full with an aromatic crowd of young girls.
The girls simply ignored eating and only spoke to Yi Yun. They asked Yi Yun various questions in an excited manner. This feeling was the same feeling that the girls who chased idols around back in Yi Yun’s previous life gave off.
In the vast wilderness, warriors carried more weight than idols. But only the peerless geniuses were the real idols of teenagers. They had countless numbers of admirers and suitors.
“Young master Yi, are you engaged? Do you have someone you like?” A bold girl went straight to the point, which dumbfounded Yi Yun.
She was too direct.
In this world, mortals began considering marriage at fifteen years of age.
But amongst warriors, there were some who did not get married till they were hundreds of years old due to their sole pursuit for martial arts. But there were others who would decide on a partner when they were in their teens.
Martial arts partners could complement each other in their Yin and Yang through intercourse!
If the two were soulmates, their progress was faster compared to a person who cultivated alone in their pursuit of martial arts.
Upon hearing this question, a vague image appeared in Yi Yun’s mind…
Yi Yun was reminded of Jiang Xiaorou. Yi Yun could not explain it himself. He could not define the feelings he had for Jiang Xiaorou, but there was no doubt that Jiang Xiaorou was the most important person in his life.
They shared weal and woe, which was an eternal promise!
And after Jiang Xiaorou, Yi Yun thought of another white-dressed figure that rode the wind, Lin Xintong.
In Yi Yun’s mind, Lin Xintong was the girl, other than Jiang Xiaorou, that left the deepest impression.
Yi Yun still remembered the scene of the night in the Desolate Human Valley when Lin Xintong mentioned her naturally terminated meridians under the moonlight.
At that moment, Yi Yun could see the sadness on Lin Xintong’s face. When he heard Lin Xintong’s gentle sigh, he had felt an inexplicable sadness come over him.
“Lin Xintong said there was an important family matter she had to attend to. I have no idea what it is or if it was smoothly handled…Her family clan is probably not in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom…”
Thinking of this, Yi Yun’s mind wandered. He did not pay much attention to the girls who continued asking him questions.
At this moment, a very harsh and aggressive voice rang, pulling Yi Yun back to reality.
“F**k, this kid Yi Yun is going to fight our boss tomorrow, and he is still in the mood to flirt with girls!”
When this voice called out, a few girls immediately stared angrily at the person who said it!
There were four youths, who clearly looked like henchmen, that were standing before Yi Yun’s dining table. They were clearly jealous when they saw Yi Yun surrounded by beauties!
These people had maid servants, who served them back in their family clans, that they could easily fool around with, but those maid servants could not be compared to the girls who entered the Tai Ah Divine City.
“Yi Yun! Prepare to die tomorrow! Our President has accepted your challenge. But there must be some bonuses in the match. Our President has told us to tell you that you have to bet your ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ in tomorrow’s battle! And another 50,000 dragon scale runes on top of that!”
Although they were afraid of Yi Yun, these henchmen did not appear weak because of their connections with the Hongdao Association. They shouted loudly, causing the entire cook house to hear it.
Betting the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’! And another 50,000 dragon scale runes!?
This bet was…too ridiculous!
Especially the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’. Many people knew that Yi Yun had obtained the first three volumes of the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ due to a stroke of luck in picking the primordial herb. Now, before it could even become warm in the hands of Yi Yun, Li Hong was targeting it!
How could one agree to such a bet!?
People stopped eating and stared at Yi Yun.
“Are you afraid? If you are afraid, quickly beg for mercy. Our President can’t even be bothered with your trashy strength!”
The few guys began to taunt Yi Yun in fear of his reluctance.
Yi Yun could not be bothered with such an immature taunt.
“The ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’…” Yi Yun stroked his chin. He did not expect Li Hong to make the stakes so high!
Although Yi Yun was confident that he could beat Li Hong, there was no guarantee in a match between experts. Although Yi Yun had his own trump card, he did not know how great Li Hong’s strength was.
This was originally a challenge for Yi Yun!
Only a challenge had the motivating factor. The path of martial arts was a winding road fraught with difficulties!
“Li Hong wants me to bet the ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’, then what is his bet? It can’t be dragon scale runes!?”
“Hmph! Of course not! The person who wants to bet for your ‘Tai Ah Sacred Technique’ is actually the young prince of the Chu royal residence, Yang Dingkun! The stake he will be placing is the Chu royal residence’s secret mystic technique, ‘Truth of the Laws’!”
“Oh? ‘Truth of the Laws’?” Yi Yun thought about it. At this moment, Zhao Qingcheng, who was beside Yi Yun, covered her mouth without thought.
The ‘Truth of the Laws’ was a valuable compendium.
It was not a cultivation technique, but it explained the nomological truths generally.
For example, warriors like Chu Xiaoran who had extraordinary perceptivity, managed to gain insights on two laws, hard-soft and frost ice, in the Purple Blood realm.
Although gaining insight on the laws mainly relied on one’s self, it was not something that one had to arduously figure out by oneself. To gain insight on laws, there was a slow initial process. And this compendium that described the laws was extremely important!
The Chu royal residence’s ‘Truth of the Laws’ was one of the top nomological compendiums in the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom. And this compendium was obtained by the tenth King Chu in a huge fortuitous opportunity. It was a manual that the Tai Ah Divine City did not have!
This reflected the true value of the ‘Truth of the Laws’.
Yi Yun was indeed tempted by this. He still had a lot of shortcomings in the understanding of the laws.