Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1022: The Origin of the Spear
There was a spearhead floating. It seemed ordinary, yet one could feel fluctuations of folded space coming from it. At the same time, there were many layers of arrays which covered over this spearhead as if eggshells wrapping around it. This was done to prevent thoughts of snatching it away from forming in the head of guests despite the presence of many arrays covering the entire ‘Treasured Goods Market’, and the fact that stealing something was a foolish act in the Southern Cloud Capital.
But there were the occasional few who could not hold themselves back and thought they were pretty good at fleeing. Hence, by establishing up a forbidding array, this prevented anyone from touching the secret treasure in the first place.
“Let us visit that shop.” Xue Ying said.
The group of subordinates followed closely to the shop where Xue Ying directed. The shop occupied a huge area, and there was a simple yet unique seal imprinted at the front of the shop–’Fan’.
“Fan Clan?” Magic Servant Zi Bai lightly fanned himself from the side. He added, “The Fan Clan is one of the biggest three clans from the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. It is even a clan ranked across the entire Realm Heart Great Land.”
Xue Ying nodded after hearing that.
The ‘Fan Clan’ was a huge famous clan in the Realm Heart Great Land and was even one of the three great clans within the Summer Wind Ancient Nation. There were dozens of Cosmos Gods in the Fan Clan. Just this Fan Clan alone had sufficient strength to suppress one of the six great ancient nations, the ‘Towering Sky Ancient Nation’. Clearly, there were differing statuses between the six great ancient nations too.
And the Towering Sky Ancient Nation was the weakest of them all.
‘The Fan Clan is extremely powerful.’ Xue Ying sighed inwardly. A clan could suppress Towering Sky Ancient Nation by itself.
“Welcome, Prince! This way please!” Beautiful female attendants were coming over at that instance to welcome Xue Ying.
Xue Ying brought his subordinates in.
The first level of the shop might be huge, and it contained many winding corridors too, though Xue Ying’s gaze could easily bypass the obstacle of the void–he could see all treasures located on the first level.
‘Not a single secret treasure here.’ Xue Ying shook his head inwardly.
“Let’s go to the second floor.”
Xue Ying directly proceeded on to the next floor. The second floor had some secret treasures, though with Xue Ying’s judgment, he could determine that they were all slightly weaker secret treasures and were mainly meant for Primal Chaos giants to use.
Very soon, Xue Ying arrived at the third floor.
“This Prince, the third floor only allow for two subordinates to be brought.” An emissary was obstructing his way on the stairway leading to the third floor. Clearly, the third floor of this shop was extraordinary. If one brought all his subordinates in, what would the situation of the third floor end up in?
“Zi Bai, Elder Tian, follow me up.” Xue Ying ordered.
Magic Servant Zi Bai and Tian Yi Zhi followed closely behind.
The three of them arrived at the third floor of this shop belonging to Fan Clan. Even though the third floor was about as big as the second floor, there were only 12 floating secret treasures here, and every treasure had a female attendant stationed beside it.
“This Prince, are you here to see our secret treasures? The Fan Clan branch located here in the Southern Cloud Capital is also ranked in the top 100 in the Realm Heart Great Land.” A plump old man came over with a smile. The aura emitting from his body had reached the Primal Chaos stage.
Magic Servant Zi Bai shook his fan and transmitted to Xue Ying: “Prince, this old man should be a magic servant too, though I can’t see what kind of magic servant is he.”
Xue Ying softly nodded.
Primal Chaos realm Magic Servants…
An apex clan like the Fan Clan was even more willing to let the magic servant be in charge of several businesses! Because the magic servants were all absolutely loyal, and would not be greedy.
“Prince should come and see this secret treasure, ‘Cloud Sky Hammer’.” The plump old man pointed to an enormous black great hammer floating by the side. This hammer was even bigger than a human, “This is the secret treasure used by the famous ‘Paragon Matron Slave’ from Towering Sky Ancient Nation during the first War of the Ancient Nations. After that, Paragon Matron Slave has refined a secret treasure that is even more suited for herself, and thus, sold this Cloud Sky Hammer. After going through many rounds of transactions, it ended up in the hands of my Fan Clan and is placed here temporarily. It is considered a clan protection treasure of the branch here in the Southern Cloud Capital. Oh right, this secret treasure also contains a set of absolute art created by Paragon Matron Slave called “Cloud Sky Hammer Technique”.”
Xue Ying saw a hill-like black great hammer floating there. He felt a strong suppression coming from this weapon and knew that it was more horrifying than the 12 Primal Beads Bracelet which he once owned.
“What is the price like?” Xue Ying asked.
The plump male grinned: “Eight billion cosmos crystals.”
Xue Ying felt his eyelids twitching after hearing that.
Eight billion cosmos crystals…
Could Old Mother Ying Shan even afford it?
“This was after all the weapon used by Paragon Matron Slave during the first War of the Ancient Nations. There are several Cosmos Gods who died under this weapon.” The plump old man said, “It is worth a Cosmos God selling all of his treasures to purchase it.”
Xue Ying also understood that this Clan Protection Treasure was deliberately placed here to show off how dazzling the foundation of Fan Clan was! How could anyone afford such a treasure?
Such a fantastic secret treasure would only be willingly bought by some powerful cultivators that met it by chance and fell in love with it.
Xue Ying merely praised it before continuing to look at other secret treasures.
He walked and stopped. And soon, he arrived at the spearhead which was also the reason why he came.
“This spearhead has an interesting origin.” The plump male chuckled, “Its owner is even someone who had some slight relationship with my Fan Clan.”
Xue Ying felt his heart thumping.
It seemed that the Fan Clan knew the exact origin of this spearhead.
“A very long time ago, at an era before the first War of the Ancient Nations, that time, the Realm Heart Great Land was more chaotic, unlike the current world which is comparatively more orderly. At that time, the Summer Wind Ancient Nation hasn’t been built.” The plump old man said, “‘Great Paragon Lu Tian’ from my Fan Clan has once befriended someone as he traveled across the Realm Heart Great Land, someone known as ‘Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master’. That was a horrifying existence who wasn’t any weaker than Great Paragon Lu Tian himself, yet that Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master was too overly arrogant and ostentatious. He was obstinate and unyielding, which cost him his life in the end. Of course, that was something which happened before the first War of the Ancient Nations, and I only know bits and pieces of it.”
“But this spearhead was the one Great Paragon Lu Tian saw in the past. It is indeed the spearhead of the ‘Scarlet Cloud Magic Spear’ which belongs to Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master.”
“It’s a pity that over the years as the spear was circulated around, only this spearhead is left behind.” The plump old man shook his head.
Xue Ying sighed inwardly.
Something that happened before the first War of the Ancient Nations? That was indeed a period where even history was scarcely recorded. After all, many ancient nations had yet to be built then.
Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master?
“I wonder what is the price like?” Xue Ying asked.
“As it is missing a piece, and only its spearhead is left behind, it is deemed cheaper.” The plump old man chuckled, “500 million cosmos crystals.”
Xue Ying felt stunned.
And that was considered cheap?
As cultivating the “Southern Cloud Sacred Body” required precious materials, he only had a total of 50 over million cosmos crystals. This was even given to him by Old Mother Ying Shan when he reached the Unity realm.
500 million cosmos crystals. That was a really horrifying price. It cost even more than Magic Servant Zi Bai!
“It isn’t costly. Any formidable Primal Chaos giant could buy it after selling all his belongings.” The plump old man said, “After all, this was a weapon of Scarlet Cloud Paragon Master. If it was the complete treasure, its price might not be any less than that ‘Cloud Sky Hammer’! But now, 500 million cosmos crystals is really just a pittance.”
Xue Ying could not afford it at all.
Even if he displayed his strength and became a powerful Primal Chaos giant, he needed time to accumulate treasures. And to do that, most would have to risk their lives and go on a campaign to kill.
‘500 million cosmos crystals.’ Xue Ying felt his heart trembling.
No other choice.
In a tiny area like the Ardent Fire City, nobody was able to recognize the origin of the spear body. After all, the imprints on the spear body were lacking. Xue Ying was able to buy it at a low price.
This spearhead was different. The spearhead was mainly used to attack and kill. During ordinary times, the spearhead would cause the surrounding void to fluctuate, forming many void ripples. One glance and it sufficed to show that this was an extraordinary item. Furthermore, Great Paragon Lu Tian had ascertained its origin, which was why its price naturally went up.
“After all, this is only a spearhead.” The plump male saw the appearance of Xue Ying and felt that this young man seemed interested in the item. He added, “If you are really interested in buying it, I can reduce the price slightly.”
It could indeed be reduced to a lower price.
Even though it had a great origin, it was ultimately an incomplete weapon. The Fan Clan had fixed the lowest price it could be sold at 300 million cosmos crystals.
“How much cheaper can it be? Is it possible to buy it below 100 million cosmos crystals?” Xue Ying asked.
The plump male shook his head profusely: “Impossible. Absolutely impossible. It can only be slightly cheaper.”
Xue Ying felt slightly disappointed.
He did not have any choice. He could not afford this weapon!
But even if he could not afford it, if Xue Ying could hold onto this spearhead and personally observe through the operation of the internal imprints! He would be able to memorize part of it. Fusing it with the profound mysteries within the spear body would be of great help. It would certainly reduce the difficulty of comprehending the profound mysteries within the spear body by three to five times.
“Can I see it?” Xue Ying turned to the plump old man in front. This spearhead was wrapped around by many layers of forbidding arrays. Clearly, it was meant to make it difficult for guests to view it.