Chapter 828: Bodhisattva Heart
"Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva?"
Owner Yao and Old Yan by the side were startled after hearing the name that was emitted from Xiao Yan's mouth. They immediately fell deep into thought.
Joy surged into Xiao Yan's heart as he observed the two people who were deep in thought. He was merely asking randomly. Yet, he ended up seeing the expression of the faces of the two of them. It seemed that they were not completely unaware about this thing.
Xiao Yan turned his head and exchanged looks with the Little Fairy Doctor by his side. He discovered that despite the latter's calmness, there was a faint joy within her eyes. They did not manage to obtain even the slightest bit of information regarding the 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva' during their journey. Unexpectedly, they might be able to learn something after they arrived here.
"… according to what the old me knows, there is a kind of mysterious ancient tree within a sparsely populated mountain. It is named the Bodhisattva Ancient Tree. The rhizome of this tree, buried deep underground, will gradually form a thick heart-shaped item that will possess a mysterious effect. It slowly agglomerates over the years. Hence, there are people who call it the Bodhisattva Heart. However, normally speaking, it would require the accumulation of over a thousand years for the Bodhisattva Ancient Tree to form a Bodhisattva Heart. The Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is a mysterious item that is secreted from the surface of this Bodhisattva Heart…" Old Yan finally spoke after musing for awhile.
Xiao Yan's eyes brightened slightly when he heard this. This was the first time he had heard any information relating to the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva.
"If this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was consumed, it possessed the effect of transforming one's body and improving one's constitution. It was extremely mysterious… as for the Bodhisattva Heart, it was able to gradually replace the heart in one's body. That way, one would be able to keep one's life even if one's heart suffered a fatal blow. Moreover, the strength that this Bodhisattva Heart could provide to a person far exceed that of that person's previous heart. Of course, the most important thing is that this item… was able to repeatedly nourish one's soul and gradually strengthen it… Therefore, it held an allure that any alchemist would find difficult to resist." Old Yan's voice was slightly heated while he spoke. Clearly, he felt an attraction to this so-called Bodhisattva Heart.
"Replace a person's heart? Strengthen one's soul?"
Xiao Yan involuntarily felt his mouth turn dry aftering hearing the unbelievable mysterious effects despite his calmness. This Bodhisattva Heart… was really too frightening no? The strength of one's Spiritual Strength had an extremely crucial position to an alchemist. An alchemist's future achievement was mostly determined by the strength of their spirit. Normally speaking, one's soul would only become more solidified and stronger when one advanced one's level. No matter how one trained, one's spirit would remain quiet during ordinary times and wouldn't be strengthened by even a little.
The reason Xiao Yan was able to possess such achievements at such an age was mostly because his spirit was a little stronger than ordinary people since he was young. If it was not for this reason, Yao Lao, who was hidden within the ring, would not have revealed himself back in Wu Tan City. He would also not spend so much effort to groom Xiao Yan from a useless young master of a small clan to this genuinely strong person who had shocked and awed an empire.
Therefore, saying that Xiao Yan's current achievements were mostly because of his Spiritual Strength, that was stronger than an ordinary person, was not some nonsense.
Yet, this Bodhisattva Heart actually possessed this kind of nourishment and spirit strengthening effect. In other words, it meant that whoever obtained it would likely have gather unmeasurable achievements in the future. This point was something that even Xiao Yan did not doubt…
There were natural born geniuses and there were acquired geniuses. The acquired geniuses molded from the Bodhisattva Heart might attain more frightening achievements.
"The old me has seen some ancient books that came from a distant past back then that said that there had once been an elite Dou Sheng known as Puti Zi (Puti for the word Bodhisattva) thousands of years ago. This elite Dou Sheng had swallowed a Bodhisattva Heart… ke ke, but the old me does not know whether this is true. After all that era was too long ago…" Old Yan smiled. From his words, he did not seem to pay much attention to it. Dou Sheng. That thing was really too distant. It was rumored that an expert at that class could cause mountains and rivers to collapse or space to shatter by simply raising his hand. That kind of great strength was something that an ordinary expert would have difficulty imagining.
Xiao Yan emitted a 'tsk tsk' sigh from his mouth. However, he similarly did not place the other party's words in his heart. He had never believed that any natural spiritual object could truly allow a person to reach the Dou Sheng class. That class was something that one was unable to rely on any external objects to reach. All one could do was rely on one's luck and potential…
"In this way, this Bodhisattva Heart could be considered a mysterious object…" Owner Yao sighed and gently smiled. Although she had heard of the Bodhisattva Heart, she did not know about the details that Old Yan had spoke of.
"Does Old Yan know where this Bodhisattva Tree is?" Xiao Yan slowly recovered and asked another question.
"Ke ke, mister Yan really knows how to joke. This Bodhisattva Ancient Tree could likely be considered as rare an existence as a phoenix feather and unicorn horn even in the entire Dou Qi continent. It is likely that the old me would not have lived until today if I was aware of it…" Old Yan involuntarily laughed when he heard this.
Xiao Yan was also somewhat embarrassed when he heard Old Yan's response. He was indeed a little hasty in asking this. Forget about the other party not knowing about it, even if he did know, how would it be possible for him to reveal this secret that could be considered priceless?
"From the looks of it, it is difficult to obtain that Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva…" Xiao Yan sighed somewhat regretfully.
"If it is just the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, it is not as difficult as what mister Yan imagines…" Old Yan laughed when he heard this.
"What does Old Yan mean?" Xiao Yan hurriedly asked while feeling startled.
"Ke ke, don't misunderstand, our Thousand Medicinal Shop will definitely not have the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. However, I have heard there is coincidentally an item in the large-scale auction that is held by the Black Emperor Sect this time around." Old Yan smiled as he vaguely spoke.
A wild joy suddenly surged from the eyes of Xiao Yan and the Little Fairy Doctor when they heard these words. It was unexpected that the thing that they were unable to find for such a long time would actually appear in this place. They were indeed correct to have come to this Black Emperor City!
"This news is something that I have acquired through some channels and should be true. However, it is likely that it will be very difficult for you to obtain this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva from the auction…" Old Yan voiced his thoughts. "Although the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva effects are far inferior compared to the Bodhisattva Heart, there are still many factions and experts who covet it. This is because it is rumored that as long as one obtains some of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, one would be able to obtain information regarding the Bodhisattva Heart."
"Bodhisattva Heart?" Shock surfaced within Xiao Yan's eyes when he heard this. He immediately frowned and said, "Don't tell me that one would be able to obtain the information of the Bodhisattva Heart by just obtaining the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva?"
Although no one knew whether the information related to the Bodhisattva Heart was true, the allure of a Dou Sheng was too frightening. Even if there was only a one in a thousand chance, it was likely that it would attract a countless number of envious eyes.
"Ke ke, this is something that the old me is not certain of. I cannot ascertain whether this information is true. After all, no one knows if this is news that the Black Emperor Sect purposefully spread in order to advertise their auction. The old me has seen many such tactics." Old Yan shook his head as he replied.
Xiao Yan nodded. These tactics of auctions were extremely common. However, regardless of whether that Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was related to the Bodhisattva Heart, he must obtain it in order to help the Little Fairy Doctor control the 'Woeful Poison Body'…
"Old Yan, thank you very much for telling me this…" Xiao Yan cupped his hand to Old Yan and spoke with a courteous smile. He made a decision in his heart and did not stay much longer.
"What is mister Yan saying? You have suffered a loss by using a Dou Spirit Pill to exchange for these three medicinal ingredients. Treat this as additional reimbursement." Old Yan smiled while he responded. He was quite satisfied with Xiao Yan polite attitude. Young people these days were unavoidably haughty once they possessed some strength. The impression Xiao Yan gave him was quite good. Otherwise, given his character, he would not be in the mood to reveal so much secret information.
"Ke ke, this information is sufficient to make up for one Dou Spirit Pill." Xiao Yan smiled and replied. This conversation with Old Yan allowed him to gain a rough understanding of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, something he was completely ignorant of previously. It also allowed him to gain knowledge of the mysterious Bodhisattva Heart. The importance of this information was not inferior to that of a Dou Spirit Pill in Xiao Yan's eyes.
"I still have some matters to attend to today and shall take my leave. If I have the opportunity in the future, I will come and trouble the two of you again…" Xiao Yan once again cupped his hands to Old Yan and Owner Yao. After which, he ceased staying any longer. He turned his body around and headed down the stairs while the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan followed close behind.
"Mister Yan, you should be careful of that Qi Shan if you wish to stay in the city…" Owner Yao suddenly spoke when Xiao Yan was about to descend the stairs.
"Thank you for your reminder."
Xiao Yan paused his footsteps, waved to the two of them and laughed. He slowly descended the stairs and disappeared from the sight of Owner Yao and Old Yan.
Old Yan slowly withdrew his gaze after seeing the backs of Xiao Yan's group disappear. He shook his head and said, "Looks like he possesses great interest for that Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. However, there are far too many large factions that are also interested in this thing. Those two simple words, 'Dou Sheng,' are enough to cause many people to go crazy…"
"Although this person is young, his strength is not weak. Moreover, the little purple-haired girl and the white-clothed lady beside him should also not be ordinary people. The Qi Method I practice is unusually sensitive to this kind of thing. The pressure that those two people gave me earlier was not the least bit inferior to this mister Yan…" Owner Yao shook her head. She muttered with a gentle smile, "Perhaps, he might really be able to successfully obtain it…"
Chapter 829: Black Emperor Pavilion
Xiao Yan softly exhaled after walking out of the Thousand Medicinal House. He studied the human traffic that was coming and going. He turned his head to look at the Little Fairy Doctor by his side as he laughed, "It seems that we did not come in vain this time around. We unexpectedly managed to obtain some news of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva here."
The Little Fairy Doctor grinned. Her heart was also a little excited. Out of the three conditions required to control the 'Woeful Poison Body', the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was the one that was hardest to find. Now, they had actually managed to gain information about it in this place. If they could get their hands on it during the auction, it would not be long until they could control the 'Woeful Poison Body'.
"However, it won't be an easy thing to obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva in the auction." The Little Fairy Doctor recalled what that Old Yan had said earlier before frowning and sighing.
Although a simple Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva might not cause too many experts and factions to desire it, that mysterious Bodhisattva Heart behind it was something that would cause anyone to become crazy. Therefore, it would definitely not be an easy task to obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva amid an auction filled with experts.
"We'll try our best. If it is really not possible, we can also do some shady things." Xiao Yan spread his hands and laughed. Back then, he had quietly attacked and killed that Junior Sect Leader of the Blood Sect in order to obtain the map fragment of the Purifying Demonic Lotus Flame. Killing people and snatching the treasure was basically something that was only too common in the 'Black-Corner Region'. Xiao Yan clearly knew in his heart that there was definitely quite a number of people in this Black Emperor City who possessed the same thoughts as him.
Hence, even if someone really succeeded in auctioning off the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, it was likely extremely difficult for that person to successfully take it away without possessing genuine abilities and strength.
The Little Fairy Doctor was slightly startled when she heard the words of Xiao Yan. On the other hand, the face of Zi Yan by the side was filled with excitement. It seemed that she was extremely keen about this kind of thing.
"He he, of course, this is the last tactic to be used. However, now we will still follow the rules. Once we have found somewhere to rest, I will need to begin refining some high tier medicinal pills. Otherwise, how will we bid against the people in the auction? According to my guess, it is likely that the Black Emperor Sect will definitely not auction this so-called Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva for gold coins. Most likely, they want to exchange it for something. After all, something of this level is too valuable. It is difficult for gold to measure its worth." Xiao Yan smiled and voiced his thoughts.
"Yes." The Little Fairy Doctor nodded in agreement when she heard his words. She immediately whispered, "Thank you very much."
She knew that Xiao Yan was putting in an incredible amount of effort in order to resolve the 'Woeful Poison Body.' His acts of giving without repayment caused her heart to be filled with gratitude.
"Why are you saying all these polite words to me now? Back then, I said that I would help you control your 'Woeful Poison Body' and I will naturally do what I said." Xiao Yan was stunned before he spoke with a bright smile.
The Little Fairy Doctor gently bit her lower red lip as she slightly nodded. She did not say anything else as her heart softly muttered, "I will remember this favor and will definitely repay you in the future."
After suppressing the thought that lingered deep in her heart, the Little Fairy Doctor revealed a smile. She swept her gaze over the street and softly asked, "Where should we go next."
"Let's go to the so-called Black Emperor Pavilion. This Black Emperor City is currently dangerous from being filled with people. We need to first find a place to stay before we can refine medicinal pills.' Xiao Yan voiced his thoughts.
"We are still heading for the Black Emperor Pavilion? That old fellow from earlier is someone from the Black Emperor Sect. Isn't it not very good if we were to head there?" The Little Fairy Doctor spoke with some hesitation when she heard this.
"There is nothing to worry about. With our strength, it is likely that the sect leader of the Black Emperor Sect will not come and find trouble with us just because of a minor grudge as long as he is not a fool."
The Little Fairy Doctor randomly nodded when she heard Xiao Yan's insistence. She was merely giving a reminder and did not feel much fear toward for this Black Emperor Sect. Being an elite Dou Zong, she could head anywhere on the entire Dou Qi continent. The Black Emperor Sect was not quite enough to cause her to feel afraid.
Xiao Yan randomly inquired about the directions to the Black Emperor Pavilion from a passerby after seeing that the Little Fairy Doctor had no objection. After which, he lead the other two on a slow walked to the center of the city.
The Black Emperor Pavilion was a place that was specifically used by the Black Emperor City to entertain some of the renowned experts from the 'Black-Corner Region'. The people who were able to receive an invitation and stay in it were all experts who possessed a reputation within the 'Black-Corner Region' or they were the heads of a certain faction.
There were guards from the Black Emperor Sect guarding a radius of around a hundred meters from where the Black Emperor Pavilion was located. An ordinary person would be immediately expelled the moment they approached.
By the time Xiao Yan's group had appeared at the Black Emperor Pavilion, the place had filled with many people. With his eyesight, he was naturally able to tell that these people who were clustered here were those who possessed quite a great strength.
"It is indeed worthy of being a place entertains the strong. Those who could enter here are all extraordinary." Xiao Yan's gaze swept over the human figures who occasionally passed. He was quietly in awe. Within this less than hundred meter distance, he had sensed two expert Dou Huangs and seven Dou Wangs. Of course, most of the people were weaker than him. It was likely that they should be the servants of some faction leaders.
There was a guard wall that the Black Emperor Sect had placed not far from the Black Emperor Pavilion. A blue-robed, old man was standing there with a smile. This person seemed to have quite a high position within the Black Emperor Sect. The various experts who had arrived would smile and greet him on sight. Only then would they be allowed to enter the grounds.
Xiao Yan's group followed the human flow. When they were just about to enter, that blue-robed, old man continued to smile as he stepped forward. His gaze swept over Xiao Yan's group, and he spoke with a courteous voice, "This place is where the Black Emperor Sect entertains VIPs. May I know if you have the tablet?"
Xiao Yan's gaze gently swept over this blue-robed, old man in front of him and discovered that he was also an expert Dou Huang. Moreover, his level was around that of six or seven stars. This kind of strength could be considered a renowned strong person in the 'Black-Corner Region'.
Xiao Yan cupped his hands to the blue-robed, old man as this thought flashed in his heart. After which, he handed over the tablet that was given by that elder at the city's entrance.
The blue-robed, old man received the tablet and the smile on his face grew wider. His gaze carefully swept over Xiao Yan's group before he smiled and said, "The old me is an Elder of the Black Emperor Sect, Che Cheng. The three of you look unfamiliar. May I inquire about your names?"
"Yan Xiao, an unknown person. I have just entered the 'Black-Corner Region' not long ago. I hurried here to join in the fun after hearing that the Black Emperor City was going to hold a large-scale auction." Xiao Yan faintly smiled and spoke after appearing to have sensed the surveying gaze of that blue-robed old man.
"Ha ha, those who are able to obtain our Black Emperor Sect's tablet are definitely not unknown people. Little friend Yan Xiao really knows how to joke." Che Cheng smiled. He was naturally not going to believe Xiao Yan's words. At the very least, he sensed that this young person in front of him had a strength that was at least at the Dou Huang class. Moreover, he was unable to see ascertain anything about the big and small women behind him despite his eyesight.
"Elder Che, may we enter?" Xiao Yan was unwilling to remain in this place where people came and went for long. Hence, he smiled and asked a question after speaking a couple of words.
"This is only naturally. Young friend Yan Xiao, there will be someone to lead you to your room once you enter the Black Emperor Pavilion. Please!" Che Cheng smiled and nodded. He leaned his body slightly forward before moving aside to reveal the path behind him.
Xiao Yan let out a slight smile. He moved his feet and walked into the building. The Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan followed close behind.
A cry suddenly sounded from behind them just as the they had entered.
"Elder Fang Yan from the Demon Flame Valley has arrived!"
The cry that suddenly sounded caused quite a number of people present to pause. Their gazes carried some surprise as they glanced at a spot a short distance away. A large group of people were swiftly heading over from there. There was a red-haired old man who wore simple clothes in the leader's spot. He was striding over in a quick manner.
"It is unexpected that the person leading the group from the Demon Flame Valley is actually this old fellow Fang Yan."
"Ha ha, looks like they should be here with the aim of obtaining the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. Otherwise, since this old fellow's strength is about to breakthrough to the Dou Zong class, he would definitely not travel such a great distance to come here."
"Looks like there will be a good show to watch this time around. There are already quite a number of top tier factions gathered in this Black Emperor City. Moreover, there are quite a number of experts with great strength. No one know just how many experts will lose their lives because of that so-called Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva."
Sounds of private conversations immediately appeared from the human traffic around Xiao Yan as people stared at the red-haired old man.
"Is that the people from the Demon Flame Valley?"
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes and observed the red-haired old man. Surprise flashed across his eyes. He could sense that the strength of this First Elder from the Demon Flame Valley was actually at the peak of the Dou Huang class. It seemed that he had already taken half a step into the Dou Zong class. This kind of strength was comparable with even Han Feng back then.
Xiao Yan's eyes turned from the red-haired old man to the few people beside him. He discovered that the few cold and indifferent looking old men were all at the Dou Huang class. Their strengths were not any weaker than that Fourth Elder Xiao Yan finished off a couple of days ago.
"No wonder this Demon Flame Valley is able to fight with the Jia Nan Academy. Their strength is indeed strong." Surprise flashed across Xiao Yan's face. He quietly spoke to himself after seeing this lineup of the Demon Flame Valley.
"The gray-robed person who is walking at the back seems to be a little strange." The Little Fairy Doctor by his side softly whispered while Xiao Yan was deep in thought.
Xiao Yan was startled when he heard this. His gaze moved before finally resting on the last person in the Demon Flame Valley's group. There was a human figure completely wrapped in a gray robe there. Xiao Yan's eyes had scanned that person earlier. However, his aura was far too weak, to the point that he did not pay him much attention. Now that the Little Fairy Doctor had pointed him out, Xiao Yan finally sensed an extremely strange yet somewhat familiar feeling from him.
This feeling caused Xiao Yan to knit his eyebrows together. He mused for a moment, but did not think of any clues. All he could do was to shake his head and give up.
A coldness flashed across Xiao Yan's eyes as his gaze once again swept over First Elder Fang Yan who was chatting and smiling with the Elder from the Black Emperor Sect. He immediately turned and walked into the Black Emperor Pavilion without staying any longer.
The moment Xiao Yan turned his body, the last gray-robed person at the back of the group from the Demon Flame Valley raised his head after having sensed something. A pair of dense and violent eyes peered out from under the gray robe. He stared at Xiao Yan's back as an uncertainty flashed through his eyes…