Chapter 773: The Poison Pill Method
Xiao Yan smiled and stood up as he looked at Little Fairy Doctor who had appeared in the air. He said, "You are finally here."
Little Fairy Doctor moved her body and it gently landed on the mountain peak. Her unusual grayish-purple pupils that appeared demon-like under the moonlight first glanced at Medusa behind Xiao Yan before calmly speaking, "There is quite a lot of trouble for the three armies to retreat. Those armies have argued too much and delayed quite a lot of time."
"Why?" Xiao Yan frowned when he heard this. He asked, "Are the three sects unwilling to withdraw?"
"The Chu Yun Empire is controlled by the Poison Sect. I am the Poison Sect's leader so it is only natural that the Chu Yun Empire will not voice too many objections. However, the Golden Geese Sect and the Mulan Valley are not factions from the Chu Yun Empire. The strength of their sects is not much weaker than the Poison Sect. Hence, their objection is extremely intense even though I said that I wanted to withdraw. They had long planned on annexing the Jia Ma Empire and were naturally unwilling to let go of this chance so easily." Little Fairy Doctor slowly explained.
"Luo Yan Tian and one of the three Mulan Elders are seriously wounded by me. They actually dare to be this arrogant despite having lost these two people?" A coldness flashed through Xiao Yan's eyes as he spoke.
"I said that the Golden Geese Sect and the Mulan Valley's strength are quite strong. Although they dispatched the strongest people in their sect for this big battle, they still have not touched the essence of their strength. From the looks of it, they still intend on stubbornly destroying the Jia Ma Empire even if the Poison Sect refuses to join this battle." Little Fairy Dcotor looked at Xiao Yan as she once again said, "Yan Luo Tian and one of the three Mulan Elders have indeed been seriously injured. However, according to what I know, their sects possess quite high tier alchemists. As long as they are given a couple of day's time for the sect to deliver some rare medicinal pills over, their injuries likely will recover extremely quickly. Adding this to the large number of experts from the two sects who will arrive, it is likely that they will gather and attack the Jia Ma at that time."
Xiao Yan's face was dark and solemn. If this were the case, the Yan Alliance and the Jia Ma Empire would likely descend into a bitter battle. This kind of situation was clearly not one that he was willing to see.
"The greatest support of the Gold Geese Sect and the Mulan Valley are the two elite Dou Zongs who are namely Yan Luo Tian as well as the three Mulan Elders. As long as these two people are killed, the strength of the two large factions will naturally decline. They would also no longer dare to possess the thought of attacking the Jia Ma Empire." Medusa by the side suddenly spoke in an indifferent manner.
Xiao Yan was slightly startled when he heard this. His eyes immediately narrowed as a cold glint flashed. Medusa's words were indeed true. Currently, Yan Luo Tian and one of the three Mulan Elders were seriously injured. It was the best opportunity to kill them off. Otherwise, once they recovered their strength, they would become extremely troublesome again. One must not possess the slightest soft-hearted feelings when facing an enemy. Otherwise, the Yan Alliance would have to pay an unknown great price for when the enemy returned in the future.
Xiao Yan's gaze was thrown toward the Little Fairy Doctor just as this thought flashed past his heart. If she were to step out and stop them from killing Luo Yan Tian and the three Mulan Elders, it was likely that their plan would have difficulty coming to fruition.
Little Fairy Doctor raised her brows slightly while she watched Xiao Yan's eyes. She subsequently descended deep into thought.
Medusa behind Xiao Yan moved her body while Little Fairy Doctor was deep in thought. She appeared in the air and coincidentally sealed off Little Fairy Doctor's path of retreat. From the looks of her actions, it seemed that she was prepared to immediately act depending on the Little Fairy Doctor's decision.
Little Fairy Doctor had naturally sensed Medusa's action. She coldly laughed, "If I wish to leave, you will not be able to stop me."
"You can come and try." Medusa's eyes also revealed a chillness as she spoke in a tit for tat manner.
Xiao Yan felt a great headache as he watched these two women who were filled with fury when they were near each other. He waved his hand and stopped the two of them. His eyes studied the Little Fairy Doctor as he said, "The Yan Alliance is established by me. Hence, I cannot watch it be destroyed. Yan Luo Tian and the three Mulan Elders will be the greatest threat. Hence, it will naturally be best if it is possible to finish them off."
Little Fairy Doctor hesitated for a moment as she observed Xiao Yan's flickering eyes. She clenched her silver teeth and nodded. She said, "In any case, those two fellow have ill thoughts toward me and cannot be considered true allies. I can choose not to intervene if you wish to attack."
Xiao Yan immediately sighed in relief when he heard this. His face had a joy that was difficult to hide. For the Little Fairy Doctor to be able to say this, it meant that she had not forgotten about their relationship. Moreover, from her point of view, this was a friendship that was rare. Even though they were now in different camps, she still quietly valued it.
The cold glint in Medusa's eyes gradually paled only after seeing Little Fairy Doctor nod her head. She slowly lowered her body and mumbled, "Consider yourself sensible."
Little Fairy Doctor naturally ignored Medusa's words. Her grayish-purple eyes turned to Xiao Yan as she said, "The three armies are now temporarily staying at a city on the borders of the Chu Yun Empire. Luo Yan Tian and the three Mulan Elders are also there. However, two of them are seriously injured. Hence, the surrounding defenses are extremely tight. It will not be easy for the two of you to act."
"Yes, leave them to us." Xiao Yan mused for a moment before smiling and nodding his head.
"The outer defenses of the city will be scattered by me when you act. I, myself, will also say that I am undertaking a retreat beforehand. This is all that I can do. You must be the ones to attack. After all, if this is leaked out, it would hurt the credibility of the Poison Sect." Little Fairy Doctor slowly said.
"Thank you very much."
Little Fairy Doctor slightly nodded. She immediately changed the conversation to the main topic as she said, "Now, you can tell me how you will help me control the 'Woeful Poison Body'. This should be the most important matter."
Xiao Yan vaguely nodded. He flicked his finger and a dark solemn-looking scroll appeared in his palm. After which, he tossed it to the Little Fairy Doctor. "The method to resolve it is in here. You can take a look. However, the medicinal ingredients that are mentioned inside are extremely difficult to find."
Little Fairy Doctor extended her delicate hand and the scroll automatically landed in it. An excitement flashed across her eyes as she carefully opened it in a slow manner.
"The 'Woeful Poison Body', a kind of considerably strange and unique constitution. Its nature is that of lethal poison. Those who make contact with the person who has the body will die. The body requires the consumption of poison to remain alive. However, the more poison that person consumes, the greater the density of poison that is accumulated in one's body. Once the poison gathers until a certain stage, it will completely erupt. When it does so, all living things will be destroyed within a thousand kilometer radius. This poison body is extremely rare. It is differentiated between innate and acquired. Innate means that it comes with birth while acquired are those that are man-made. Among the two, the innate one is naturally a greater strength. Moreover, there is no method to undo it. However, if one possesses the luck, one will be able to completely control the poison. The poisonous strength within one's body can be used as one pleases."
"This control method is called the Poison Pill Method. It gathers all the poison that is accumulated within one's body and transforms all of it into a Poison Pill. Once the Poison Pill is formed, the 'Woeful Poison Body' would finally become a truly frightening constitution. The continent had once witnessed a couple of disasters that were caused by the 'Woeful Poison Body'. However, those people who possessed the 'Woeful Poison Body' had never reached this stage. There is no reason for this other than that the ingredients that this Poison Pill Method require are too hard to find."
"The refinement of the Poison Pill can be mainly divided into three essential things that it requires. The first is three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames'. The second is the Monster Core of a rank 7 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast'. The third is 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva'."
Little Fairy Doctor's eyes slowly swept over the scroll. The excitement in her eyes gradually became dim. The ingredients that the Poison Pill required, that were recorded in this scroll, were really too frightening. No wonder there had not been a single person who successfully learned how to completely control the 'Woeful Poison Body'.
Three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames'. Just this first condition was enough to discourage everyone. Everyone was aware of the destructive strength of a 'Heavenly Flame' on the continent. If an ordinary expert were able to obtain a single kind of 'Heavenly Flame', their fighting strength would definitely soar. If an alchemist were to obtain one, their success rate when refining medicinal pills would definitely soar. Hence, 'Heavenly Flames' possessed an extremely high status in the hearts of those experts on the Dou Qi continent.
However, the 'Heavenly Flames' rarity was also common knowledge. Being able to obtain one was already a great blessing. As for three kinds…
The second ingredient similarly caused a person to feel even more hopeless. The 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast' was a unique beast from ancient times. Its strength was extremely great. A rank 7 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast' already possessed the qualification to transform into a human form. Its fighting strength was extremely terrifying. There was seldom anyone who could match them in the same rank. It was even more difficult to obtain its Monster Core.
Of course, the first two conditions seemed to be a little easier when compared to the third one. At the very least, Little Fairy Doctor had heard of both the 'Heavenly Flames' and the 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast'. The third 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva' was something that she had never even heard or seen before.
With these three harsh conditions, Little Fairy Doctor understood why not a single person who possessed the 'Woeful Poison Body' had refined this so-called Poison Pill within their bodies as this control method had described.
Xiao Yan sighed as he watched Little Fairy Doctor's face which had instantly darkened. He immediately softly said, "You need not worry about the three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames'. I am able to help you on this. However, you need to spend some effort on that Monster Core of the 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast' and the 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva'."
"You possess three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames'?" Little Fairy Doctor was startled when she heard this. Her eyes were stunned as they swept over Xiao Yan's body. How could a person possess three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames'?"
Xiao Yan smiled when he saw Little Fairy Doctor's expression. He flicked his finger and a wisp of jade-green flame suddenly appeared. After which, it swiftly divided into a green flame and an invisible flame. Soon after, another dense white flame came out from the fire seal between Xiao Yan's eyebrows.
Little Fairy Doctors dim eyes finally revealed a joy as she looked at the three tiny flames that were suspended in front of Xiao Yan. She said, "No wonder you are able to fight with an elite Dou Zong with just the strength of a Dou Huang. It is actually because of this…"
"But even if you have three kinds of 'Heavenly Flames', that Monster Core of a 'Sky Poison Dragon Scorpion Beast' and the required 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva' are also extremely difficult to obtain…"
Xiao Yan grinned as he looked at Little Fairy Doctor's bitter smile. He said, "It is better than having no hope, right? I will do my best to help you get these things."
Little Fairy Doctor slightly nodded upon hearing his words. This was indeed better than having no hope…
"Alright, I will go and search for some information regarding this once I return. I will inform you if there is any news…" Little Fairy Doctor handed the scroll back to Xiao Yan. Before she was about to leave, she softly said, "In that case, I shall return first. You can break this jade piece when you want to act. I will do my best to cooperate." She handed a gray jade piece to Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan nodded. He received the jade piece and stored it into his Storage Ring.
Little Fairy Doctor did not stay longer after she saw that everything had been accounted for. Her body moved and she flashed into the air. Her footsteps paused just as she was about to leave. She turned her head to the black-robed, young man below and softly asked, "Will you still treat me as a friend now that I have become like this?"
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. He immediately revealed a bright smile, "My words from back then still stand."
Chapter 774: The Experts From The Snake-People Tribe
Xiao Yan eyes sent off the back of the Little Fairy Doctor as it disappeared into the night sky. He also stretched his lazy waist and smiled as he said to Medusa, "Let's go. It's time to return."
Medusa knit her brows and said, "Can she be trusted? If we charge in during the day that we attack and end up being surrounded by them, the ending… the current Jia Ma Empire and the Snake-People rely on the both of us. If any mishap were to happen, you should know what the consequences would be for the Yan Alliance."
Xiao Yan's expression became somewhat solemn when he heard these words of Medusa. A moment later, he nodded slightly and spoke in a deep voice, "I trust her."
"I hope that you aren't be wrong about her." Medusa softly snorted. Her gaze immediately flickered. She hesitated for a moment before saying, "You should come with me to the Snake-People Tribe tomorrow. A couple of our tribe's Elders wish to meet you."
"Meet me?" Xiao Yan was startled as he asked, "What for?"
Medusa's face was somewhat unusual. It was tilted to the side as she said, "The Elders within the tribe possess some secret method to easily probe into another person's body. I… the matter of me not being a virgin is something that they are already aware of."
Xiao Yan faintly opened his mouth. His face immediately revealed an embarrassed expression as he rubbed his head. His mouth emitted a dry laugh. It was a long while later before he carefully asked, "Then… what do they plan to do?"
Medusa's heart involuntarily smiled when she saw Xiao Yan's expression. Her face, however, was still ice-cold as she said faintly, "According to the rules of our clan, you will suffer from being swallowed by tens of thousands of snakes…"
Xiao Yan trembled in a cold, violent manner when he heard the whatever 'swallowed by tens of thousands of snakes'. He dryly laughed, "Can't everyone have a nice conversation? Must you use these things? I am currently the chief of the Yan Alliance, *cough*, doing those things to me would definitely strain the relationship between the Snake-People Tribe and the Jia Ma Empire. This is not good for anyone."
"You can go and tell the Elders." Medusa lifted her eyes as she calmly replied.
Xiao Yan held his forehead and emitted a painful moan. His heart quietly said that something troublesome had indeed arrived.
"I will come and look for you tomorrow…" Medusa ignored Xiao Yan's pained manner. She turned her body and slowly walked to the bottom of the hill. Her footsteps suddenly paused. She hesitated for a moment before speaking, "There is no need for you to remember that whatever 'Soul Recovery Pill'. The influence that the 'Heaven Swallowing Python' has on me is already becoming increasingly weaker."
"Are you going to kill me?" Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. He immediately questioned in a stunned manner.
"If this Queen wished to kill you, you would have already died an unknown number of times during this year." Medusa coldly snorted.
Xiao Yan awkwardly smiled but his heart sighed in relief. This time bomb beside him seemed to began showing traces of weakening. He finally no longer need to be on tenterhooks all day like in the past. Moreover, no matter what had happened in the past, he at the very least had Yao Lao who could warn him. However, now Yao Lao was captured. If Medusa still held the same thoughts as she did back then, it was likely that he would really be quietly finished off without anyone knowing.
"Remember, do not use anything as an excuse tomorrow. Otherwise…" Medusa left behind some words that contained a threat. After which, her body moved and she slowly disappeared in the dark night sky.
Xiao Yan widened his mouth as he stared at the spot Medusa had disappeared from. He slumped and sighed a moment later. Immediately, he clenched his teeth and said, "Fine, I will just go. I don't believe that all of you will really kill me…" Xiao Yan suddenly felt guilty before he had spoken until the end. He quietly spoke in his heart, "However, for safety's sake, I should still call Old Hai, Jia Lao, and the others…"
Xiao Yan finally sighed in relief after he had made this decision in his heart. He summoned the fire wings before flying to the Black Mountain Fortress.
Although the three army alliance had already withdrawn, the defenses of the Black Mountain Fortress were still extremely tight. After all, no one knew whether the three army alliance would return again. Hence, the atmosphere in this place was still extremely tense and solemn despite the jubilation within the interior of the empire.
The Meeting Room of the Black Mountain Fortress on the next day.
Xiao Ding and the others were greatly surprised when they heard that Xiao Yan intended to head to the border of the Chu Yun Empire to assassinate the three Mulan Elders and Yan Luo Tian. This plan was quite risky.
"If this is a trap that they set up for us, it is likely that the fate of you and Medusa will be quite poor. Should mishap happen to the two of you, the three army alliance will definitely attack again!" Xiao Ding spoke in a solemn manner.
Hai Bodong and the others by his side nodded with solemn faces. This matter was too risky.
"If I do not do this, Yan Luo Tian and the three Mulan Elders will once again gather all the essence strength within their sects after they fully recover from their injuries. After that, they will be an extremely great trouble. The strength of a Dou Zong is far too strong. Now that we have already formed enmity, we would have to pay quite a hefty price if they decided to take revenge on us in the future. Hence, now is the best time for us to eliminate the grass from its roots." Xiao Yan slowly said. His eyes swept over the entire hall as he smiled and said, "What plan does not have a risk? Moreover, especially when it is something as big as this."
Xiao Ding and the others could only sigh when they heard Xiao Yan's instance. However, they were also clearly aware that despite the great risk that this plan carried, the danger of the Yan Alliance and the Jia Ma Empire would be completely eliminated once it succeeded!
This kind of method was one with the greatest assurance!
"Do you really think that the leader of the Poison Sect can be trusted?" Xiao Ding's finger vaguely moved over the surface of the table. He asked a question in a deep voice a moment later.
"Yes, she can be trusted. This war is originally just a misunderstanding. If I had been in the Yan Alliance, this war might not have even started." Xiao Yan nodded and sighed.
"Since you insist on doing this… we will do as you say. On the day you act, the Yan Alliance experts will also be maneuvered and will hide in the surroundings of that city. Once any unexpected changes occur, we will immediately launch a rescue." Xiao Ding had already known that Xiao Yan was resolute after hearing those words. All he could do was to nod as he spoke.
Xiao Yan smiled when he heard his brother's response. He looked at the somewhat serious atmosphere of the hall and laughed, "There is no need for everyone to act like this. We will not be restricted by anyone once our Yan Alliance develops in the future. However, we have to take some risks now."
Everyone could only smile when they heard his words. However, the worry in their heart was not reduced by much.
A faint voice was transmitted from the side while Xiao Yan stealthily left the Meeting Room.
"Let's go. I have waited for quite awhile."
Xiao Yan's body immediately stiffened when he heard this voice. He turned his head with great difficulty only to see that Medusa was leaning against a stone fence outside of the Meeting Room. She stood in a lazy manner while those bewitching eyes watched him indifferently.
Xiao Yan let out a dry cough. His face revealed a grin but it was extremely forceful. After which, he unwillingly walked toward Medusa.
Hai Bodong and Jia Xing Tian coincidentally walked out of the hall just as Xiao Yan approached Medusa. The two of them were startled when they saw this but immediately smiled and greeted them.
Xiao Yan immediately rejoiced upon seeing the two of them He was just about to open his mouth to speak when Medusa, by his side, told them off in an icy-cold voice, "Xiao Yan and I have some matters to deal with. There is no need for the two of you to follow."
Hai Bodong and Jia Xing Tian were stunned when they heard this. They immediately looked at each other before letting out dry laughter. After which, they threw Xiao Yan a gaze that suggested he should fend for himself before quickly fleeing.
As he watched these two old fellows, who had fled faster than a rabbit could, in a speechless manner, Xiao Yan could only resign to his fate and shake his head. He turned his head to Medusa and said, "Let's go. I want to see just what your Elders can do to me…"
A faint smile surfaced on the corner of Medusa's mouth when she saw Xiao Yan's manner, which appeared to be somewhat like he was about to die. She turned around and lead the way in front with a steady pace. Xiao Yan followed behind with a bitter expression.
Xiao Yan could not be blamed for dragging his feet. The matter between him and Medusa might not have been within his control, but he had ultimately took the other person's body. This was the truth. Heading to meet the Elders in the clan was similar to meeting the other party's parents.
Xiao Yan followed Medusa as they passed through a couple of spacious streets. After around ten plus minutes, they gradually turned into a somewhat darker region. This place was coincidentally the corner of the city. The shadows formed from the towering city walls caused this place to be a little darker. The many experts from the Snake-People Tribe stayed in this place.
There was a boundary line that was placed at the intersection between this place and the outside world. The Snake-People Tribe might currently be in an alliance with the Jia Ma Empire, but most of the Snake-People were still quite resistant to humans. Hence, it required quite some time in order for them to gradually mill their differences and live peacefully alongside each other.
This area where the Snake-People Tribe lived was tightly defended. Snake-People who held weapons in their hands repeatedly patrolled to and fro.When they saw Medusa's body, these guards would immediately pause their bodies and reveal a wild fire in their eyes. After which, they would bow and greet her.
Xiao Yan and Medusa passed by them. It was a long while later before they stopped in front of a large compound. Medusa waved her hand and the door to the compound automatically opened. She entered. Xiao Yan hesitated a little before following.
Xiao Yan's foot had just stepped into the compound when an enormous dark shadow suddenly came smashing over in a ruthless manner while containing a ferocious wind.
Xiao Yan's face changed as he sensed that sudden attack. He immediately let out a cold snort as he tightened his fist. The jade-green flame swiftly surged out and smashed toward the person who had unceremoniously launched a sneak attack.
A low, deep wind expanded in the courtyard, shaking dust on the ground until it began to spread out like an air wave.
Xiao Yan shoulders trembled after exchanging a blow. The person who launched a sneak attack flipped a couple of times through air before crashing to the ground.
Xiao Yan slowly raised his head. His eyes were somewhat icy-cold as he swept over the person who had launched a sneak attack. His eyes immediately narrowed.