Chapter 830: Trouble That Comes Knocking At the Door
Being able to be the place where experts and the leaders from the many factions were settled by the Black Emperor Sect, the Black Emperor Pavilion was unusually luxurious. Xiao Yan's group clicked their tongues and praised when they entered through its incomparably large door and looked into the spacious arena-sized hall. This Black Emperor Sect could really afford to spend.
The hall of the current Black Emperor Pavilion was extremely noisy and lively. There were quite a number of human figures sitting in scattered groups. Great attention was given to the spots where these people sat. Only familiar people and those belonging to the same factions would cluster together. Some of those people seating on individual tables were the lone warriors that roamed the 'Black-Corner Region'. The strength of these kinds of people were usually quite strong. Their characters were also a little eccentric. It was a common matter for them to draw their weapons and face each other should they have a disagreement.
The unique characteristic of the 'Black-Corner Region' was chaos. This point was not the least bit diminished even in this Black Emperor Pavilion. Due to this place having gathered most of the experts and factions in the 'Black-Corner Region', it was unavoidable that there would be some enemies among these people. Therefore, it was only natural that conflicts would erupt once these people met. The most effective method in resolving a conflict was to openly fight each other. Therefore, one would occasionally be able to hear the clear sound of metal colliding with metal in this incomparably large hall. These people might be fighting, but it was clear that they still held some reasoning and knew whose place this belonged to. No one would be bothered about a small fight or argument. However, if the matter escalated until the point where the building would be torn down or worse, it was likely that those Black Emperor Sect's experts who were hiding in the shadows would immediately intervene.
Xiao Yan's three man group stood at the entrance and studied the hall where fierce bloody battles would occasionally occur. They involuntarily shook their heads after hearing the waves of cheers from the surrounding observers who were enjoying the show. This 'Black-Corner Region' really did not have the semblance of a peaceful atmosphere.
A pretty female servant quickly walked over not long after Xiao Yan's group entered the Black Emperor Pavilion. She bowed and received the tablet that the three of them had obtained. She inspected it before informing the three of them about the location of their room with a smile.
This Black Demon Pavilion was extremely large and could accommodate thousands of people. The location where people would reside was divided into three categories, Sky, Earth, and Human based on their strength or the factions behind them. The area where Xiao Yan's group stayed was neither high nor low. It was the Earth area.
Xiao Yan was unconcerned about such division. From the way he looked at it, it was sufficient as long as he was provided with a chamber to refine medicinal pills without being disturbed.
Xiao Yan was not in a hurry to return to his room since it was still early. Hence, he rejected the offer of the female servant to lead them to their room. He dismissed her before leading the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan, whose face was filled with excitement from the lively atmosphere around, slowly through the incomparably large hall.
The three of them passed through this large noisy hall before finding a table beside a window where they could sit down. One could coincidentally see the lush green woods outside from this spot. A cool breeze blew over and caused the noisiness that lingered beside their ears to become much fainter.
The three of them had just sat down when a female servant delivered tea in an extremely respectful manner. Such service was really flawless. It appeared that the Black Emperor Sect had put in quite a lot of effort for these experts who came from all over the 'Black-Corner Region'.
Xiao Yan sat in a chair and lifted his teacup. However, his heart was repeatedly recalling the gray-robed person whom he had saw earlier. Due to the gray robe covering that person, Xiao Yan was unable to clearly see even a little of his appearance. The reason why he was able to feel a vaguely familiar feeling could only be attributed to his sensitive Spiritual Perception.
"The aura of that person from earlier is extremely strange. Although it seems extremely weak, one could sense a thread of an unusual aura if one were to carefully feel for it. I have never felt this kind of feeling before. At the very least, I can tell that that gray-robed person is definitely not an ordinary person like he appears on the surface." The Little Fairy Doctor softly spoke. She appeared to know what Xiao Yan was thinking in her heart while she observed Xiao Yan, who was frowning in deep thought.
Xiao Yan vaguely nodded. He had similarly sensed that that gray-robed person was a little too unusual. However, he was unable to recall just who among those whom he had met had given him this kind of foreign yet familiar feeling no matter how he tried to remember. Moreover, under the scanning of his Spiritual Strength, he actually had some difficulty sensing the strength of the other party's spirit. This kind of feeling was just like an obscure fog that covered everything.
Xiao Yan thought deeply for a long time, but still gained no clues. He could only sigh as quietly said to himself, "Perhaps I was mistaken."
After comforting himself in his heart, Xiao Yan finally suppressed this matter. He withdrew his thoughts. He chatted and smiled with the Little Fairy Doctor while paying attention to the noisy, large hall at the same time. Although this place was noisy and filled with people, it was the kind of place he would be able to obtain the information he needed.
Xiao Yan did indeed hear quite a bit of information by eavesdropping. For example, other than the Demon Flame Valley, there was some other extremely old factions among the many large factions who had come to this auction. Some of the factions outside of the 'Black-Corner Region' also received some information and had dispatched experts to hurry to the 'Black-Corner Region'. While Xiao Yan was doing this, he had also heard of an extremely familiar faction: 'Xiao Gate.'
Even with Xiao Yan's calmness, he was stunned for quite awhile after hearing its name for the first time. He involuntarily let out a smile. It was unexpected that the faction he had established by chance would actually advance to a first rate faction under his second brother's development and the support of the Jia Nan Academy. Through this, it also ended up possessing the qualification to participate in this kind of large-scale auction.
"If the 'Xiao Gate' is also participating in this auction, it is likely that they should also be residing in the Black Demon Pavilion." Xiao Yan muttered in his heart. He did not immediately plan to go and search for them. Currently, experts had gathered like clouds within the Black Emperor City. Although 'Xiao Gate' was developing extremely quickly, its foundation could not be compared with these ancient factions. Hence, keeping a low profile was a good thing. Moreover if he was hidden in the shadows, he would be able to lend an unexpected hand should any accidents happen to the 'Xiao Gate.'
Most of what Xiao Yan heard while he listened was information pertaining the 'Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva'. It seemed that this thing was an advertisement that did not cost much. Other than Xiao Yan and a couple of others, most of the people knew that the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva would be one of the most sought after treasures in this large-scale auction.
Most of the people's tones were filled with a wild heat when they mentioned the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, much less the natural spiritual object, the Bodhisattva Heart. Just a simple Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was able to cause quite a number of people to become jealous. After all, as long as one consumed this thing, one would be able to improve his constitution. This improvement in constitution had quite a great allure to everyone. No one would expect that Xiao Yan's body had already reached a point where there was no need for any improvement.
"It seems we were really slow in learning this. The things that we are unable to find for a long time extremely common knowledge here." Xiao Yan slowly withdrew his thoughts before sighing to the Little Fairy Doctor and Zu Yan. In order to obtain this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, they had spent around half a year on the long journey from the Chu Yun Empire to the 'Black-Corner Region' only to receive nothing. However, almost everyone knew what the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was in this place.
The Little Fairy Doctor also slightly smiled after hearing this. She immediately said, "There are still three days until the auction begins. It is likely that there will be even more factions and experts rushing over to the Black Emperor City during these three days. This 'Black-Corner Region' is not a place that the Chu Yun Empire or the Jia Ma Empire can compare with. The number of experts is so far apart."
Xiao Yan nodded his head. The 'Black-Corner Region' was close to the middle of the Dou Qi continent. Due to the special atmosphere of this place, a countless number of stolen items appeared here. Those things would be difficult to auction outside of this region. By being carried by the ability to exchange such things, this 'Black-Corner Region' was naturally not what those areas near the desolated areas like the Jia Ma Empire and Chu Yun Empire could compare with.
"Let's go, it's quite late already. We will rest for one night. Tomorrow, I will begin to refine some medicinal pills that we can take out. Otherwise, what will we use to compete with those people in the auction?" Xiao Yan's eyes swept to the window to check the weather outside before placing down the teacup in his hand. He suggested with a smile to them.
"Yes." The Little Fairy Doctor nodded.
The three of them stood up from their table. They were just about to turn around when the hall suddenly became chaotic. After which, a big group of large men with faces filled with ill intent walked toward them in a fierce manner.
Xiao Yan frowned and glanced at those large men only to find a wolf tattoo. He was slightly startled. It seemed that the ten plus people whom he had randomly finished off back at the entrance of the city also possessed this kind of marking.
"Looks like there will be some slight trouble." The Little Fairy Doctor glanced over and carelessly spoke.
Xiao Yan nodded. Since the other party had already come looking for him, he was in no hurry to leave. He sat back into his chair amid numerous surprised gazes. His eyes were calm as they watched the group of large men surge over. There were many experts within this Black Emperor Pavilion. It was a good thing to keep a low profile. However, continuously dodging would invite even more trouble. This time around, it might be a good chance to kill the main party and silence the others.
The group of large men with fierce auras naturally attracted quite a number of eyes from those in the hall. Some immediately emitted surprised gasps.
"What? It is unexpected that even Kui Sha and that fellow have come to the Black Emperor City. It was rumored that a one star Dou Huang was killed by this fellow not long ago."
"The Kui Wolf gang are all ruthless. I don't know how that brat offended them, but it is likely that he will experience some hardship today."
The large shirtless men filled with a fierce aura, like a bloodthirsty wolf, came to the side of Xiao Yan's group's table under the focus of many eyes.
A large leg was violently swung over and smashed the table where the three of them were located. Wood splinters flew. The middle-aged man whose face had a couple scars was an exceptionally gloomy person. His eyes were like knives as they swept over Xiao Yan before a dense voice resounded over this region of the hall.
"Little bastard. Are you the one who killed someone from my Kui Wolf Gang back at the city's entrance?"
Chapter 831: White-Clothed Person
The table burst apart and wood flew in all directions. However, Xiao Yan's expression did not change even a little. His hand was still holding a teacup, acting like the surface of a calm lake without even the hint of a ripple.
Xiao Yan raised his eyes to the face of the fierce-looking middle-aged man. He glanced at the latter and slowly replied, "They are but some dregs. It's nothing killing them."
Those surrounding people were slightly surprised when they heard Xiao Yan straight up admit to the matter. Their hearts immediately came to a sudden understanding. It seemed that this young person was not some ordinary person. Otherwise, he would be a fool to be bold enough to say such words in this place.
The fierce glint in the eyes of the shirtless men immediately soared upon hearing Xiao Yan say these words. Their eyes carried a savageness as they stared at Xiao Yan. From the looks of it, it appeared as though they would hack the latter into pieces as long as the middle-aged man gave the order.
"Brat, you are really haughty. It is just as you have said. Most of those people with inferior strength are dregs and killing them is nothing. Unfortunately, there was a disappointing nephew of mine among that group of dregs. Why don't you tell me how to settle this matter?" The face of that middle-aged man trembled as he spoke with a dense, cold voice that was filled with an unhidden killing intent.
Xiao Yan raised his eyes slightly when he heard this. He immediately took a gentle sip from his teacup in front of everyone and faintly responded, "Even if I knew beforehand, I would have definitely not have held back."
Everyone around him let out an uproar at Xiao Yan's words. At the same time, his words caused the expression of this middle-aged man in front of him to turn gloomy. In man's fury, he gradually became much calmer. By remaining calm in such a situation, the man thought that Xiao Yan either possessed an extremely great strength or that there was a large faction behind him.
The middle-aged man suppressed the surge of killing intent within his heart as these thoughts appeared. His gaze slowly swept over Xiao Yan and he spoke in a dark and cold voice, "Gang Leader Kui Sha from the Kui Wolf Gang. Brat, if you are able to show me a faction behind you that even I am afraid of, I will swallow this loss myself!"
"There is no need to probe. Relax, the three of us are alone and do not have any faction behind us. Therefore, you need not worry." Xiao Yan smiled and replied upon hearing his words.
Laughter immediately erupted from the large hall when Xiao Yan's words sounded. The corner of Kui Sha's mouth twitched under this kind of ridiculing laughter the killing intent in his eyes surged.
"Chi! Chi! Chi! Chi! Chi! Chi! Chi!"
Kui Sha's body suddenly moved as the killing intent in his heart surged. He raised his right leg and formed a half rotated shape in mid-air. His right leg carried a fierce wind as it tore through the air. It violently smashed toward Xiao Yan's head in a furious manner.
This vicious attitude of Kui Sha, where he attacked as he pleased, caused quite a number of people to let out an exclamation. It was indeed as the rumors had said. He was a thorough meat grinder.
Xiao Yan did not even raise his eyes in the face of this fierce attack by Kui Sha. His right hand gently swung out and instantly collided with Kui Sha's right leg. A low 'boom' sounded and a wind ripple spread out, causing the surrounding tables to blast apart.
The hand and leg separated upon contact. Xiao Yan's body did not even move a little. However, the chair he was sitting in suddenly shattered into powder. On the other hand, Kui Sha took a couple of heavy steps back. The strength of both parties was immediately obvious after this short exchange.
"This brat is actually an expert Dou Huang?" This short exchange had exposed Xiao Yan's strength. A thread of shock surged in all of the eyes in the hall. It was not that there were no expert Dou Huangs in the 'Black-Corner Region'. It was just that there were hardly any as young as Xiao Yan.
Usually speaking, the earlier one reached the Dou Huang class, the greater that person's training talent and potential. A sharp-eyed person would know that for someone of Xiao Yan's age, he would definitely have the chance to become an elite Dou Zong in the future if he was given enough time. Should he be blessed with enough luck, it was not impossible for him to even become an elite Dou Zun.
The face of Kui Sha, who had stabilized his body, also revealed a shocked expression. He never expected Xiao Yan to be an expert Dou Huang in the same class as him. Moreover, from the exchange earlier, it seemed that Xiao Yan's level was even a little higher than him.
Kui Sha had difficulty sensing Xiao Yan's true strength given his three star Dou Huang strength. It was due to his class that caused him to be this arrogant with his earlier words.
"I am really blind this time around…" Kui Sha inhaled a deep breath of cold air within his heart. At this moment, a basin of cold water had splashed over the killing intent that had filled his heart. When he received the news earlier, he was overcome by anger and led his people over without giving it more thought. Yet, the other party's strength was actually this frightening.
Kui Sha's expression alternated between green and white under the many gazes. Thoughts swiftly flew through his heart. A moment later, he withdrew the fierce aura from his body, cupped his hands toward Xiao Yan, and spoke with a deep voice, "I admit that I am no match for you. I will remember this grudge in my heart and will come force you to repay me in the future."
After saying this, he waved his hand and led his people to leave in a somewhat miserable manner.
However, Xiao Yan suddenly spoke after Kui Sha turned his body, "What does Gang Leader Kui Sha treats me as? Someone you can attack as you wish? And leave as you wish?"
There was still a couple of days left until the auction began. If he wanted to obtain silence during this period of time, he would need to reveal some skill. Since Kui Sha had taken the initiative to deliver himself, it was only natural that Xiao Yan would not allow him to leave as he pleased. It would really be a waste if he let off this kind of people that had delivered himself to show his might.
Kui Sha's body paused. He looked at Xiao Yan and found that the latter's eyes were similarly flickering with killing intent.
"What do you want? This is the area of the Black Emperor Sect." Kui Sha said. His expression slightly changed when he sensed the killing intent in Xiao Yan's eyes.
"Receive three punches from her. You can leave if you succeed. Otherwise, you will die!" Xiao Yan pointed toward Zi Yan by his side as he spoke with a faint voice.
Zi Yan was initially a little startled when she saw Xiao Yan's finger pointing at her. After which, an eager and excited expression immediately surged on her face.
Numerous gazes around Xiao Yan followed his finger and looked over. Strange expressions immediately surged on their faces when they saw the cute jade-carving-like Zi Yan. This fellow was actually asking a little girl to attack Kui Sha?
Kui Sha was similarly stunned for awhile due to this. A fury surged within his heart as he laughed, "I can receive three punches from you. There is no need for a little girl to come out. Otherwise, I might end up getting into trouble after she is beaten to death."
Xiao Yan ignored him. He turned his head and spoke with a smile to Zi Yan, "Do it. There is no need to hold back."
"Aye!" Zi Yan vigorously nodded her little head. Her ten fingers crossed tightly together and she pressed them down slightly. A cracking sound was emitted from her bones. Finally, she took small steps toward Kui Sha.
"This is entirely your own fault. The old me does not have the hobby of respecting the elderly and loving the young. You are to blame if anything happens to her!" The fury in Kui Sha's heart surged when he saw Zi Yan walking toward him, so he grit his teeth and spoke to Xiao Yan.
Zi Yan arrived in front of Kui Sha while the latter spoke. Her large gem-like eyes glanced at this large man who was three times her size. After which, she clenched her small fist and smashed it toward Kui Sha in front of many mocking gazes.
Zi Yan attack caused an air explosion sound to suddenly appear within the large hall. The many noisy voices suddenly ceased. Numerous gazes stared at the curved indentation that had appeared in the air when that small fist was waved.
Kui Sha's face instantly changed the moment the sound of a sonic boom appeared. The Dou Qi within his body surged out at almost the same time.
Kui Sha did not have the time to catch his breath after the Dou Qi surged out when Zi Yan's fist arrived at his body. A frightening energy that came from all directions came pouring out like floodwater!
The Dou Qi that lingered on the surface of his body was torn apart by the frightening strength on that little fist. Zi Yan's fist landed firmly on his chest and a mouthful of fresh blood erupted in front of the many stunned gazes.
The fresh blood formed a blood fog in the air while Kui Sha's body seemed to be like a sandbag that had suffered a heavy blow as he flew back. The tables he made contact with along the way were turned into powder. He flew in this manner for dozens of meters before violently colliding with an enormous pillar. The entire large hall swayed slightly at that moment.
The entire place was completely silent. All the gazes solidified on Zi Yan and Kui Sha, whose mouth continued to spit out fresh blood. No one had expected that the small body of the little girl would hide such a frightening strength!
Numerous gazes turned to Xiao Yan, whose face contained a smile since the start. Their hearts increasingly felt that the latter was mysterious.
At the moment, the hearts of most people had already pasted a danger sign on that smiling face of Xiao Yan. One really could not judge a person by his appearance in this 'Black-Corner Region'.
Zi Yan did not stop after sending Kui Sha flying with a punch. Her toes pressed on the ground and her body shot out explosively like a cannon ball. Her fist was once again tightly clenched as she ruthlessly charged towards the seriously injured Kui Sha.
A fear immediately flashed across Kui Sha's eyes when he saw this action of Zi Yan. He let out a loud cry, "Young Master Mo, save me!"
Zi Yan's body flashed and arrived like a swallow just as his voice sounded. A clear laugh suddenly sounded within the large hall when her fist was about to strike again, "Ke ke, this young lady, why do you need to use such vicious attacks? No deaths can appear in the Black Emperor Pavilion."
A white figure suddenly rushed out in a ghost-like manner after the laughter sounded. He immediately appeared in front of Kui Sha, curled his hands and rotated them in a strange manner. One could see Zi Yan's figure slipping past him, and she nearly fell due to her being caught off guard.
Zi Yan stabilized her body. A fury surfaced on her small face. After bouncing on her toes, her body furiously charge toward the white-clothed person who had appeared.
The white-clothed person smiled faintly upon seeing Zi Yan ferociously charge over. Both of his hands once again twisted in a strange manner. His hand was extended and bent. He grabbed both of Zi Yan's fist and gently dragged her before suddenly pushing her forward!
This white-clothed person seemed to specialize in dealing with brute force. Not only was Zi Yan's attack stopped by him but he still possessed the excess strength to counterattack. This push may appear gentle but the strength within it was quite fierce. It was likely that Zi Yan would be forced back by over a dozen steps should she be unable to dodge it. Moreover, she might even suffer some injuries.
Left in mid-air, it was only natural that it was extremely troublesome for Zi Yan to dodge. The other party's experience seemed to be extremely rich. He had basically sealed off Zi Yan's retreat path when he attacked. In that instant, Zi Yan actually had no means of escaping.
A black figure flashed and appeared in an unusual manner when the pushing hand of the white-clothed person was used. The former's hand grabbed Zi Yan's body and pulled her back while his five fingers were tightly clenched, carrying a hot wind as his hand violently shot out.
The fist collided with the pushing hand that contained a hidden force, emitting a muffled sound. The wind spread and both parties took a step back.
Xiao Yan placed Zi Yan down and slowly raised his head. His eyes looked toward the white-clothed person who had attacked and a chill flashed across his dark-black pupils.
"Aren't you going a little too overboard to use such a heavy attack on a little girl?"