The Ancestors of the four great mountains all rushed towards the Rearing Beast Seed; their breaths became rapid the moment they went close to it, and their hearts shivered as if they had saw the greatest piece of treasure in the world. Even the old lady from the Iridaceae Mountain had all of her wrinkles visible at this moment…
It was the same case for the Ancestors of the other three mountains; they were all overwhelmed with emotions as they stretched out their trembling hands. As they made contact with the Rearing Beast Flower, everyone couldn’t help but feel shock in their hearts, as if they had just seen a holy relic, and that other than the Rearing Beast Seed, there was nothing else they could see.
The surrounding disciples were also stunned. Many of them did not recognise the Rearing Beast Flower, and at this moment, they were shocked to see the Ancestors of the four great mountains react in this manner.
Among the inner sect disciples in the crowd, there were still some that gradually recognised it, especially after seeing the four Ancestors go speechless. Their minds trembled violently, and their emotions spiked like a tsunami as all of them cried out in shock.
“Rearing Beast Seed! Heavens, the Rearing Beast Seed actually exists!”
“That’s a holy relic from the legends, rarely seen in this world!”
“I’ve only heard about it in some books. This kind of special plant should have disappeared during the ancient times. To think there would be one here!”
The voices grew louder and louder, and eventually, the tens of thousand of people present slowly understood that this ugly-looking, space-consuming plant actually possessed a value that could not be described. They cried out in shock as they all looked towards the Rearing Beast Flower, forgetting that they were looking for Bai Xiaochun for trouble.
The clamor had gradually gotten so loud that among the four Ancestors, the old man from the Ghost Tooth Mountain, furiously turned his head around and gave a fierce glare at the surrounding disciples. The moment everyone saw those green eyes of his, their hearts all skipped a beat as they immediately quietened down.
Bai Xiaochun stood at the side, lifted his chin and placed his hands behind his back. With a face like that of a lonely expert, he felt pleased with himself deep in his heart.
“Haha! They should understand by now, why, I, Bai Xiaochun, made all those Combat Beast come and dedicate themselves. I did it all for this Rearing Beast Seed!” Bai Xiaochun felt excitement in his heart even though his face revealed a profound loneliness. Just as he was secretly feeling happy, the expressions of all the four Ancestors suddenly changed. It went from being mesmerised to clenching their jaws and gritting their teeth, especially for that old lady who furiously lifted up her head.
“BAI XIAOCHUN!!!” The old lady deplored; her eyes were bloodshot as she fiercely glared at Bai Xiaochun.
“Do you know just how precious this single Rearing Rearing Beast Seed is? Do you know that this Rearing Beast Seed is extremely rare?! Do you know what this Rearing Beast Seed represents?!” The old lady was on the verge of insanity. She felt as if her heart was bleeding; if this Rearing Beast Seed were to be in her care, she felt that the results would be completely different.
“Yeah, I know.” Bai Xiaochun was surprised. It was exactly because he know the preciousness of this Rearing Beast Seed that chaos enveloped the North Bank this time.
However, right now, not only was the old lady from Iridaceae Mountain feeling pity, the other Ancestors from the three mountain mountains also lifted their heads with their hearts feeling as if it had been cut by a knife. For them, this Rearing Rearing Beast Seed of indescribable value was a treasure that they could only dream of; at this moment, they all looked towards Bai Xiaochun with gazes of disappointment.
“Such a priceless and precious treasure, and you actually planted it here. It has even completed its nurturing phase and it’s already about to give birth to a beast!”
“You, you, you… Bai Xiaochun, I know that you must have looked for a lot of Combat Beasts and thus resulted in the unrest amongst the sect’s combat beasts. But what use is that? No matter how many beasts were there, they would still be from low grade bloodlines!”
Do you know that if you had given this Rearing Beast Seed to Elder Sun’s Blue Ocean Beast, then it would have given birth to another Grade 3 bloodline beast! However, right now, too late, it’s too late…” The old lady was almost screaming at the top of her lungs; towards Bai Xiaochun, she felt utter disappointment.
“Elder Sun’s Blue Ocean Beast had already came here to dedicate itself.” Bai Xiaochun blinked and gave a dry cough.
“You… eh?” The old lady’s body trembled with fury; she was just about to continue her rant, but when she heard Bai Xiaochun’s words, she was stunned for a moment. The other three mountain’s Ancestors were also stunned for a moment. Instantly, they looked towards an elderly man at the corner. This man was exactly Elder Sun, and he himself was also surprised. The reason why he participated in this was not because he had noticed the restlessness in his own combat beast, but rather it was his disciple’s combat beast that had problems. At this moment, when he had finally found out that his own Blue Ocean Beast had actually came to this place before, he was struck speechless.
The old lady hesitated for a moment while glaring at Bai Xiaochun.
“Even if it was Elder Sun’s Blue Ocean Beast, it would still be a waste. Elder Chen’s Green Sky Python should have dedicated itself too. Even though it also has a Grade 3 bloodline, it has the possibility to evolve into a dragon, and only that Green Sky…” the old lady had not even finished speaking when Bai Xiaochun felt embarrassed, quickly opening his mouth to speak.
“The Green Sky Python......had also dedicated itself here already.”
The old lady’s eyes widened in shock as she stared at Bai Xiaochun, dumbstruck. Within the crowd, Elder Chen sucked in a deep breath and quickly looked at his beast-feeding pouch. In it, a little green snake stuck out its head, and when it looked towards the Rearing Beast Flower, it immediately lost itself, as if it was thoroughly mesmerized.
“Elder Chen’s Green Sky Python is still young. It’s fine even without the Rearing Beast Seed, but Bai Xiaochun, this old man’s Yaksha is truly suitable for the Rearing Beast Seed. If only…” at this moment, the Ghost Tooth Mountain’s Ancestor opened his mouth and furiously spoke.
(TL Note: Yaksha, a type of ghost or demon spirit beast.)
“That… Ancestor Wu, your Yaksha had also… dedicated itself already.” Bai Xiaochun hesitated for a moment, but once he saw the scary look upon the Ghost Tooth Mountain Ancestor’s face, he quickly replied to him.
This time, not only did the Ghost Tooth Mountain Ancestor suck in a deep breath, but the surrounding disciples as well. The moment they heard this, everyone’s expression changed drastically.
The Ghost Tooth Mountain Ancestor’s body jolted in shock. The old lady beside him as well as Setting Sun Mountain and Sky Mountain Ancestors were just about to open their mouths when Bai Xiaochun retreated a few steps and cautiously said, “Your combat beasts have also come here to dedicate themselves already…”
The moment he finished speaking, the four Ancestors felt as if they were struck by lightning. They did not even notice that their own combat beasts had been secretly brought to this place. At the same time, the tens of thousand of disciples around them all sucked in a deep breath after hearing the conversation between Bai Xiaochun and the four Ancestors; they could no longer suppress themselves and immediately cried out in shock.
“Heavens! Just how many beasts have came to dedicate themselves?!”
“This Bai Xiaochun, he… to think he did not even let off the combat beasts of our Ancestors!”
“This is insane!”
Just as the crowd was crying out in shock, Bai Xiaochun felt perturbed and anxious in his heart. He took a few more steps back and helplessly looked at the gloomy expressions of the four Ancestors. After a brief moment, the old lady from the Iridaceae Mountain fiercely stared at Bai Xiaochun.
“Bai Xiaochun, we have really underestimated you. Since you have a way to secretly bring our four combat beasts here, why don’t you bring my Iridaceae Mountain’s Seven-Coloured Phoenix here too? Our beasts are all Grade 3, but that Seven-Coloured Phoenix Bird is Grade 4, a Grade 4 bloodline is then truly not a waste…” the old lady had not finished her words when she suddenly saw that cautious expression of Bai Xiaochun, causing her heart to skip a beat. It was as if he wanted to say something, yet he was holding it back.
“You… Don’t tell me you...”
“That Seven-Coloured Phoenix had also come to dedicate itself already,” Bai Xiaochun replied indignantly.
“My Setting Sun Mountain’s Three-Eyed Black Crow…?”
“It dedicated itself already too. That lizard from the Sky Mountain, and the Mountain Ghost from Ghost Tooth Mountain… they all dedicated themselves already.” Bai Xiaochun summoned all of his courage and opened his mouth. The four Ancestors all widened their eyes and sucked in their breaths, revealing an expression of disbelief. They immediately took out a jade slip and used a method unbeknownst to anyone to communicate with each of their mountain’s Guardian Beast. After a brief moment of silence, each of them received an answer of confirmation from their respective Guardian Beasts. The four Guardian Beasts did not dare to mention the Heaven’s Edge Ink Dragon, and so, the four Ancestors did not know about the matter. Even so, they had their mouths hung open as they looked towards Bai Xiaochun with a face of utter disbelief.
The surrounding North Bank disciples all sucked in their breaths as they reeled in shock. Bei Hanlie’s body shivered; he realised that Bai Xiaochun was getting more and more fearsome. Xu Song felt thunders crashing in his head. He fully understood the terror of those four Guardian Beasts, and he could not imagine just what method Bai Xiaochun had used to let those four great combat beasts to willingly come here and dedicate themselves.
The old lady from Iridaceae Mountain was on the brink of madness; she originally wanted to teach Bai Xiaochun a lesson, but the more she spoke, the faster she realised that she no longer had anything more to say. The other party knew the importance of the Rearing Beast Seed and even brought those Guardian Beasts here. This had rendered her speechless; even if it was her, it would not be easy to achieve this feat no matter how much she wanted to.
However, to lose face in front of so many disciples, and to be rebutted by Bai Xiaochun until she had nothing to say, left her extremely frustrated. With a wave of her sleeve, she immediately shouted,
“It is still a waste. Bai Xiaochun, did you know that if you had offered this Rearing Rearing Beast Seed to the Grand Elder, you could even attract the attention of the Old Patriarch. With an order from our Old Patriarch, he could arrange for our Spirit Creek Sect’s Guardian Beast , Senior Heaven Edge Ink Dragon, to leave a descendant through this Rearing Beast Seed. That would truly not be wasting a single bit of it, that is…” the old lady even more agitated the more she talked, but she suddenly stopped midway and stared blankly at Bai Xiaochun, who looked as if he was once again holding back his words, causing her heart to once again skip a beat.
Not only did her heart skip a beat, but the three other Ancestors beside her, once they saw Bai Xiaochun’s expression, all sucked in a deep breath.
“That… there’s no need to trouble Old Patriarch to send an order anymore. Senior Heaven’s Edge Ink Dragon left three days ago. It was really kind and dedicated itself more than fifty times…” Bai Xiaochun blinked as he softly spoke.
A deathly silence instantly filled the surroundings.
The four Ancestors were stunned; the surrounding elders were stunned, and the disciples were stunned. Everyone looked at Bai Xiaochun in a daze as if their world had just turned upside down.
At this moment, that stalk of Rearing Beast Flower started to wither at a rate visible to the naked eye. As it withered, layer after layer of its petals started to fall, and a gush of overflowing vitality appeared from within the Rearing Beast Flower. It grew stronger and stronger. The four Ancestors, elders, and disciples all reeled in shock as they watched the Rearing Beast Flower carefully.
The four mountain’s Guardian Beasts simultaneously trembled in this instant, and they all lifted their heads into the sky; they could feel their bloodline extending. For a considerable number of combat beasts in the North Bank, they too, at this instant, felt their own bloodline resonating.
Within the Ancient Beast Abyss, the eyes of the Heaven’s Edge Ink Dragon’s eyes widened as he gazed towards the Hundred Beasts Courtyard, revealing a gaze full of anticipation.
Bai Xiaochun also felt anxious. He quickly ran to the side of the Rearing Beast Flower and waited in expectation. The four Ancestors at the side also felt their breathing hasten as they looked towards the flower.
Slowly, as the Rearing Beast Flower withered, the aura of vitality within it grew stronger and stronger. Eventually, it was as if this aura had shot upwards, and a massive whirlpool actually appeared in the sky and started to spin with rumbling sounds, as if there was a pair of eyes, up above in the heavens, that was looking towards this side of the world.
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Edited by: MantouInv, Cannibaloid, Arch