Beastmaster of the Ages - Chapter 586
Chapter 586: 586
“The name of this shop isn’t bad . Do they sell battle arts here?” Tianming asked .
“They do . ”
“Who opened this shop?”
“The Archaic House of Xuanyuan . The Dragonmight Faction is currently managing it,” replied Lin Xiaoxiao . The Archaic House of Xuanyuan had their fingers all throughout the Archaion Sect, and the Human Branch was only one part of it .
“You seem to know a lot . ”
“You have to if you want to survive here,” said Lin Xiaoxiao .
“Are you so indifferent even when facing death?” Tianming asked, but Lin Xiaoxiao pursed her lips and didn’t reply to him .
“Let’s go in . ”
The Steadfast Pavilion was massive . A place where battle arts were being sold should be quiet, but it was actually rather noisy . As soon as Tianming came in, he saw a group of young men and women happily chatting together . They were sharing interesting things that happened in the Human Branch, such as who made a fool out of themselves .
They were all behind the counter, so they were probably the ones watching over the shop . There were also many disciples of the Human Branch here picking battle arts .
“Pick the one you want and pay for it . Simple as that,” Lin Xiaoxiao said .
“Yeah . ” Tianming stepped into the room . He looked through the shelves and noticed a jade stone on every book with the battle art’s name carved on it . There was also a small formation engraved on the jade stone that seemed to be for identification .
“What is that?” Tianming asked, pointing at the jade stone .
“Jade license . ”
“And what are they for?”
“Only those with a jade license are qualified to cultivate and use a battle art in the Archaion Sect,” said Lin Xiaoxiao .
“I don’t quite understand . ”
“All the battle arts in the Oldwind Street come from the Archaion Sect, and disciples can get them by completing missions and exchanging contribution points for them . And you can sell any battle art you don’t need, or you have an extra copy of . Battle arts can be copied and secretly taught . So, to prohibit such acts, only those with a jade license can cultivate the battle arts,” Lin Xiaoxiao explained .
“I see . … So you’re saying that I’m not only buying a battle art, but also the license to use it? What happens if I practice a battle art without the license for it?” Tianming asked .
“It’s fine to practice it, but you’ll be punished if someone sees you using it . After all, battle arts and cultivation techniques are part of the sect’s inheritance . Disciples can obtain them with contributions for their own use, or for selling . But only one person can cultivate it, and that’s the person who holds the jade license . It’s recorded whenever a disciple obtains a battle art, so you’ll be hunted down if you’re found spreading it outside the sect,” replied Lin Xiaoxiao .
“Wow . The rules are strict, and it’s on a whole other level compared to the Grand-Orient Sect,” Tianming commented . There were rules against privately copying and imparting battle arts back in the Grand-Orient Sect, but there wasn’t something like these jade licenses . It was probably something that solely belongs to the divine realms .
It was fortunate that Tianming brought Lin Xiaoxiao along . Otherwise, he wouldn’t know even if he suffered a loss .
“The sect has strict protections on its inheritance . After all, it’s the sole reason they’re so powerful,” said Lin Xiaoxiao .
“I see . So you’re saying that I have to bring the jade license wherever I go to prove that I have the right to use it?”
“That’s right . ”
“So the battle arts here are from other disciples?”
“Only a portion of them . The Steadfast Pavilion buys most of them . After all, the Steadfast Pavilion is managed by the Dragonmight Faction, and they have the most stock,” Lin Xiaoxiao replied .
“Alright . I’ll start picking, then . ”
The Steadfast Pavilion was massive, and when Tianming walked around, he noticed that they were mostly all sky saint and empyrean saint battle arts .
“There aren’t any samsara battle arts here?” Tianming asked .
“How would I know? Ask them yourself . ” Lin Xiaoxiao pointed at the group of youths who were laughing together . This shop belonged to them, but they didn’t seem to be serious about it .
“They’re from the Dragonmight Faction,” Lin Xiaoxiao added .
Tianming didn’t bother caring about who they were, and also didn’t have time to complete missions . Spending money to get battle arts was the best way to save time .
“Hello, do you sell any samsara battle arts?” Tianming asked .
But the youths ignored him, still chatting among themselves . Although a few of them turned to look at Tianming oddly, they soon returned back to their chatter .
“You guys didn’t see that fellow’s expression when I got Second Brother to knock his teeth out . He dropped to his knees immediately!” A pretty girl wearing a yellow coat laughed while covering her mouth .
“Haha, that’s satisfying . Who asked the Swordking Faction to be so arrogant . Why don’t they go around and ask who the boss in the Archaion Sect is!” They were laughing happily among themselves .
Tianming was pissed to see that he was ignored . Was this the way they conducted their business? Tianming lost his patience and patted the table . He asked, “I’m asking if you guys sell any samsara battle arts?”
This time, their laughter finally stopped . A hint of impatience flashed in the eyes of the girl as she turned to everyone and said, “Wait for me for a while . I’ll be right back . ”
She put on a cloak and asked, “What the hell are you doing? A Sky Saint like you wants to buy samsara saint battle arts? Are you messing with me here? Are you trying to strike up a conversation with me?”
“Strike up a conversation with you?” Tianming asked . This girl was really confident in herself .
“You’re really here to strike up a conversation with me? Shoo, get lost . I don’t have time to be bothered with you . ”
“Stop messing around . This shop is here to conduct businesses, and you’re not sincere at all . I’m here to buy battle arts, and I’ll leave after finding the right one . I won’t waste your time,” said Tianming .
“You sure? Samsara battle arts can only be bought with tribulation crystals . Do you have any of them? Take them out and show them to me then . ” The woman seemed annoyed . She didn’t believe that Tianming was a genuine customer .
“Xixi, don’t bother with him . Come back . ”
“Hey, who the hell do you think you are? A toad like you is trying to fawn up to a swan like her? You even dare to try flirting with Xixi? Get lost!” The two youths over there shouted .
Tianming’s face became dark . So what if he was a Sky Saint? Did that have anything to do with them? Did he have to be looked down on for buying a battle art?
“Are there any other shops here?” Tianming turned to look at Lin Xiaoxiao .
“This is the best shop around . There are slightly inferior ones, but no one will pay attention to you since you’re not even in the Empyrean Saint stage . Samsara battle arts are the strongest battle arts in the Human Branch, and not many people can cultivate them,” said Lin Xiaoxiao .
“Fuck . …” Tianming mainly didn’t want to waste his time . Now that things had come to this, he eventually decided to put up with it for the samsara battle art .
“I don’t have any tribulation crystals . Can I pay with saint crystals instead?” Tianming asked .
“Saint crystals? Then bring out fifty million for me to take a look . ” Xixi said while she continued chatting with the youths . The wealth of an Empyrean Saint was usually in millions, so fifty million wasn’t expensive to buy a battle art that transcended the Empyrean Saint stage .
The billion saint crystals that Jiang Feiling gave him was actually a terrifying number, but saint crystals didn’t have much use for Empyrean Saints .
“Open your eyes wide then . ” Tianming had money . A small mountain of saint crystals piled up in front of everyone with a flick of his fingertips .
“Enough! Enough!” Xixi was dumbfounded . Even the youths beside her were blankly staring at the pile of saint crystals .
Who the hell would buy samsara battle arts with saint crystals these days? Not to mention by a Sky Saint disciple .
“You’re here on someone’s behalf? Why didn’t you say so earlier?” Xixi was speechless .
“Think whatever you want . ” Tianming was started to get annoyed with these people
“Remember to have them give you tribulation crystals next time . Otherwise, I’ll have to count the saint crystals for a long time . ” Xixi glared at Tianming and continued, “Wait here . I’ll report this to my Second Brother . He’s the person in charge here, and here’s a disclaimer for you . It won’t be cheap . ”
She then ran upstairs and knocked on a door, “Second Brother, someone is looking for samsara battle arts . ”
“Who is it?”
“No idea . He got someone to do his errand . ”
“The faction battle is about to start, and someone is making a last-minute effort now?” the man behind the door sneered .
“So are we selling it to him? I’m afraid the other party will get stronger because of it,” said Xixi .
“Why not? Why should we turn down an opportunity to make money? There’s only so little time left, and I’ll retire if he can cultivate it in such a short time . ”
“Got it!” Xixi returned and looked at Tianming, “Hey errand boy, come with me . ”
“Errand boy?” Tianming felt an urge to slap her . But he controlled himself, as he wasn’t familiar with this place .
He followed Xuanyuan Xixi and came to a majestic room . She said, “They’re all here . They’ve been placed here by the strongest in the Human Branch for sale . Each of them cost over millions of contributions, and don’t think of stealing them . ”
“Is that how you conduct business? I’ll learn a samsara battle art sooner or later and tear down your Steadfast Pavilion,” said Tianming .
His words immediately made Xuanyuan Xixi laugh out loud . She looked at him and replied, “You’re pretty funny . I won’t tease you anymore for the sake that you’re trying your best to make me laugh . Get your errand done quickly . ”
Tianming was already cursing at her, and she thought he was trying to make her laugh? Tianming walked in and began looking through the samsara battle arts . Right at that moment, someone appeared behind Xuanyuan Xixi .
“Fu Bo? What are you doing here?” Xuanyuan Xixi asked .
“Greetings, fourth missy . I’m here to look at the person inside,” said Fu Bo .
“What’s the matter? You took a fancy to him?” Xuanyuan Xixi asked .
“That’s not it . ” Fu Bo looked inside, and rage immediately rose in his heart . He continued, “Fourth Missy, this person is called Lin Feng, and he nearly killed me . I have a grudge with him . ”
“You serious?” Xuanyuan Xixi asked with her eyes widened .
“Remember the Nine Yang Sword that I was trying to obtain previously? It was all ruined by this person, and I was nearly killed . I’m trying to find ways to kill him right now . Fourth Missy, I’m loyal to you, so you must help me,” Fu Bo said solemnly .
“Let me think about it . ” Xuanyuan Xixi looked around and immediately had an idea . She said, “I got it! Isn’t he here to buy a samsara battle art from us? We’ll follow after him when he leaves and frame him for stealing our battle art . Give him a beating and send him to the Judgement Hall . Let your father teach him a lesson . ”
“Thank you, Fourth Missy!” Fu Bo rejoiced .
“It’s nothing . This fool is too stupid . The faction battle is starting soon, and he’s still foolish enough to run errands for someone . He’s practically here asking for a beating . ”
“But I want to cripple him!” said Fu Bo .
“Do whatever you want . You can have fun with him yourself after I help you take him down . ” Xuanyuan Xixi looked inside, and Tianming seemed to have made his choice . After a while, Tianming came out holding a copy of a battle art, along with a jade license .
“What’s the matter with you? Why are you looking at me so oddly?” Tianming asked .
“It has nothing to do with you . ” Xuanyuan Xixi looked at the battle art in Tianming’s hands and her eyes widened . She asked, “Are you insane? This is the best battle art we’ve got, and it cost three hundred tribulation crystals . Not even those in the samsara stage can cultivate it successfully . Don’t get killed by your employer for buying this . ”
“How much is that after converting it into saint crystals?” Tianming asked . To him, what Xuanyuan Xixi said was full of crap . If it weren’t for this battle art, he would’ve left this place by now .
“Three hundred million!” Xuanyuan Xixi gritted his teeth .
“Sure . I have a backer, and they have plenty of money,” replied Tianming .
Xuanyuan Xixi started feeling a headache . The battle art that Tianming got was the one that her Second Brother instructed not to sell to their enemies, and Tianming had picked it .
Doesn’t matter . I’ll snatch it back later, not to mention that I even made a profit of three hundred million saint crystals . I’m simply a genius! Xuanyuan Xixi thought .
She watched as Tianming left after making his payment . Looking at the mountain of saint crystals in the hall, everyone in the Steadfast Pavilion was thrown into an uproar .