Lord Xue Ying - Chapter 1069: Eight Secret Treasures
Extreme Night Palace was a commerce power ranked in the top five across the entire Realm Heart Great Land.
And within one of the two great sacred cities in the Primogenitor Ancient Nation, the ‘Extreme Night City’s Extreme Night Palace, this was the main headquarters and was thriving with business.
“Sir Ying Shan Xue Ying, please come in.” As Xue Ying arrived at the Extreme Night Palace, there was a Primal Chaos Realm manager who came to guide him. The other party already knew of Xue Ying’s identity without asking Xue Ying.
“I want to see the ‘Heart of Desire’ without letting others know about it.” Xue Ying directly transmitted.
This manager had a calm expression. He transmitted back: “Sir Xue Ying can feel rest assured. Ever since the emergence of my Extreme Night Palace, we have never leaked out a single secret!”
Xue Ying nodded.
In terms of influencing power.
The Extreme Night Palace was considered top five among commerce groups. But in terms of prestige, it was ranked first with the Fan Clan’s shop, and was the most perfect commerce business! It had never leaked out the secrets of its customers!
Leaks had occurred in the history of other commerce superpowers. After all, even the most stringent rules would not affect some of the powerful Cosmos Gods that were the ones controlling the businesses. Due to selfishness, these Cosmos Gods would naturally make use of some secrets acquired from the commerce group.
But it was different for the Fan Clan shop and the Extreme Night Palace.
Their prestige was absolutely perfect! One could see how formidable the owners behind these two commerce groups, ‘Extreme Night Primogenitor’ and ‘Ancestor Fan’ were in controlling their subordinates! Many overbearing overlords like Sky-Rending Great Paragon or Great Paragon Lu Tian could only remain obedient in front of Ancestor Fan. Much less was needed to speak about Extreme Night Primogenitor for those who absorbed his blood essence would remain eternally loyal to him.
“Sir Ying Shan Xue Ying, please wait here momentarily.” The manager led Xue Ying into a resting hall, “In a while, the Heart of Desire will be sent over.”
“Alright.” Xue Ying sat down cross-legged. He was enjoying the excellent wine that was warmed to the right temperature in front of him.
Just a moment later.
The black-robed manager entered once again. He flipped his hand, causing a wooden cane to appear in front of Xue Ying. This wooden cane was embedded with a palm-sized black stone.
“Can I have a closer look at it?” Xue Ying asked.
“Naturally.” The black-robed manager smiled. Ordinary Primal Chaos experts were not qualified to take a closer look at treasures worth over 10 billion cosmos crystals, but Xue Ying was absolutely not categorized in the former.
Xue Ying held onto this seemingly ordinary cane. Xue Ying then turned is attention to that black stone embedded on it. Just merely gazing at it, Xue Ying could feel a strong, alluring power coming from the ‘black stone’, forcing him to stare at it unknowingly. It felt as if the stone wanted to pull him into a dream, though Xue Ying was an expert that reached the ninth level realm in the Mirage and Illusory realm Dao, and was able to easily maintain his consciousness.
He permeated his consciousness into it.
The black stone was the true ‘Heart of Desire’. The wooden cane was meant to protect this black stone.
At that moment when Xue Ying cast his consciousness into that black stone, he felt the stone expanding and contracting at the same time. It felt like a heartbeat. Xue Ying remained unmoved. Gradually, he ‘saw’ it. In that vast world filled with endless pink fog, many beings were reproducing and living within. Nevertheless, the desire of the creatures within this world was intense.
For the sake of love, hatred, greed, lust, pleasure, fright, happiness… all sorts of emotional desires caused the world to be filled with endless war.
Xue Ying revealed a joyous look.
After reaching the pinnacle of Primal Chaos Realm, there were only several paths in the Void Lineage which led to the Cosmos God Realm. Xue Ying had grasped the Five Phases Sealing Technique, and that was practically half of all available Dao paths.
The Mirage and Illusory Realm had several branches too. Xue Ying primarily cultivated the branch of the ‘world’ and was also relatively good in the ‘slaughter’ path. After all, his ‘Nine-petaled Flower’ was a horrifying killing move condensed directly from the Mirage and Illusory Realm world with part of the profound mysteries from the Dao of Slaughter being added to it.
‘There are primarily two branches in the Heart of Desire. One is on the Path of the World and the other on the Path of Desire.’ Xue Ying thought.
‘Desire’ was also another commonly seen branch in the aspect of Mirage and Illusory realm.
By immersing into one’s desire, one would similarly be falling deep into an illusion…
‘This treasure is not bad.’ Xue Ying felt relatively joyful, ‘There is the Path of World inherent within. I believe that I should be able to improve to the tenth level power shortly after comprehending it for a while. Furthermore, this treasure even guides me on my journey to the Cosmos God Realm! And the ‘Path of Desire’… is something which I can cultivate after becoming a Cosmos God.”
Xue Ying placed the wooden cane on the table.
“Sir Ying Shan Xue Ying, how is it?” The manager chuckled and asked, albeit he was shocked inwardly. Xue Ying seemed not to be affected at all despite sending his consciousness in? Those with slightly weaker souls might be able to resist against the treasure, but they would still be influenced to a certain extent.
“Does Sir Ying Shan Xue Ying like this Heart of Desire?” The manager laughed.
He liked it! This was a treasure that could allow him to rapidly grasp a tenth level Mirage and Illusory Realm technique, and it could similarly broaden his perspective by cultivating the ‘Path of Desire’.
“How much?” Xue Ying asked.
The black-robed manager grinned, “20 billion cosmos crystals.”
“Don’t state the calling price. What is the lowest possible price?” Xue Ying asked directly.
“This is a weapon that contains two tenth level techniques.” The black-robed manager said, “One is on desire, and the other is on the world. Using both profound mysteries together, even ordinary Cosmos Gods will find it hard to resist against this move. Even if they could, their strength would be greatly affected.”
Xue Ying had to admit.
Both paths supported each other pretty well.
With the ‘world’, it was able to lure in the other party’s soul, engulfing it into a world. For instance, Xue Ying’s illusory realm could easily engulf those with weaker souls into it.
And with a similarly strong ‘desire’ technique, under the guidance of desire, it would greatly diminish the enemies’ resisting power, causing them to fall deeper into the illusory realm. It would be a multitude times harder to struggle out of it then.
“Even though there are two tenth level techniques, one must be able to use them before it is even useful.” Xue Ying said, “It is hard to grasp a single technique, what about two? Maybe a genius might have reached the pinnacle in both Dao paths in the ‘Mirage and Illusory Realm’ Lineage! But what are the possibilities of a genius popping up who reached the pinnacle in these two paths coincidentally?”
“As for those who broke through to the Cosmos Gods in the Mirage and Illusory Realm Lineage, they would not care that much about a tenth level grade secret treasure. After all, they could directly unleash tenth level move without relying on it.” Xue Ying indifferently spoke, “However, given such a high price, there is no point in discussing further.”
“The consignee has mentioned that the lowest price he could accept is 16 billion cosmos crystals.” The black-robed manager answered.
“Then let him continue waiting further.”
Xue Ying stood up.
“Rest assure, I’ll ask the consignee again.” The black-robed manager said.
“The secret treasure is not bad, just that its price is too much. There are a total of eight pieces sold to the public in the Realm Heart Great Land currently, and some are much cheaper than this. I’ll go and have a look at the others.” Xue Ying stood up and left. He did not wish to discuss further with the black-robed manager since the manager did not have the power to call the price. He was merely a middleman, and everything was determined by that consignee of the secret treasure.
Xue Ying traveled across the Realm Heart Great Land. At the same time when he visited different places to have a closer look at the Mirage and Illusory Realm secret treasures, he was also widening his experiences.
He had even paid a visit to Icy Snow Ancient Nation to see the gigantic cultivators there. In terms of ‘body refining cultivation system’, the Icy Snow Ancient Nation was unquestionably the strongest! Because the Icy Snow Ancient Nation had three old ancestors who reached the unparalleled realm. Those three old ancestors had reached the pinnacle in body cultivation, and hence, if one sought to cultivate a robust fleshy body, the religions from Icy Snow Ancient Nation would be the best bet. What a pity that the Icy Snow Ancient Nation was slightly more discriminatory to those from outside the nation.
‘There is just one last piece left.’
Slightly more than two months later.
Xue Ying arrived at the Thistle Flower Nation once again. That secret treasure in the capital of the Thistle Flower Nation had become the final one which he would be checking out.
Of all the secret treasures which he inspected, the cheapest cost 8.5 billion cosmos crystals and the most expensive reached a high of 16 billion cosmos crystals. Currently, Xue Ying felt the most tempted with that ‘Heart of Desire’, yet it’s a pity that the price of that treasure was lowered only to 15 billion cosmos crystals currently. This price was a great burden to him. Xue Ying could barely afford it only after exchanging all the ‘60,000 contribution points’ his teacher gave him into cosmos crystals.
By then, his avatar could no longer cultivate the Southern Cloud Sacred Body.
“Sir Xue Ying.” Within the Fan Clan shop in Thistle Flower Nation, under Xue Ying’s request to keep his identity a secret, the manager brought him into a hall.
“This is the ‘Devil Heart Bell’.” The manager smiled as he placed a golden bell in front of Xue Ying.
Xue Ying stared at this golden bell in front of him. This was the final piece. After perusing through all the secret treasures sold to the public, he would soon be choosing the right one to buy.
He then casually took up this Devil Heart Bell.