Chapter 832: Mo Ya
The white-clothed person who had appeared in front of Kui Sha had the appearance of someone who was quite young. He appeared only to be about twenty-six to twenty-seven. His clothes were as white as snow. There was a dashing and outstanding feeling created when his white clothes fluttered. The white-clothed man's face was extremely handsome and this handsomeness carried a little feminine demeanor. His somewhat thin lips curled while the corner of his mouth contained a faint smile. Although the smile gave one a friendly feeling, that feminine demeanor caused Xiao Yan to be somewhat displeased.
The white-clothed man who had appeared swiftly became the center of attention of the entire hall. Some surprise flashed across everyone's eyes after seeing this person. It seemed that they were somewhat surprised about why this person had appeared.
"It is actually the Junior Sect Leader of the Black Emperor Sect, Mo Ya?"
"Unexpectedly, even he has been disturbed by this matter and has appeared. I heard that this Mo Ya is not even thirty years old, but he has already reached a six star Dou Huang. His current strength is one that even some of the Elders within the sect have difficulty contending with."
"What a frightening training talent. It is rumored that there is great expectations for him from within the Black Emperor Sect. It is likely that this person has a very good chance of reaching the Dou Zong class."
A thought flashed through Xiao Yan's heart just as the private conversations sounded around him. He narrowed his eyes and swept them over the white-clothed man on the other side. His heart was surprise. Other than that fellow who had come to fetch Xun Er from the Jia Nan Academy, it was likely that this person was the youngest expert Dou Huang whom Xiao Yan had seen.
Of course, Lin Xiu Ya, Lin Yan, and Lui Qing also possessed excellent training talent. Although the three of them had yet to reach the Dou Huang class, their ages were a little younger than this white-clothed man in front of him. No one could guarantee whether they would advance to the Dou Huang class within a couple of years. If one were to really make a comparison, their talents would not be much weaker than this person in front of him.
However, no matter how one put it, anyone who was able to reach the Dou Huang class at this age were definitely a true genius. By relying on just this, this white-clothed young man did indeed possess the capital to look down on everyone.
While Xiao Yan was feeling surprised in his heart at the strength of the white-clothed man, quite a big wave rose in the latter's heart. After that split second exchange earlier, he could tell that this black-robed, young man who appeared to be much younger than him was also a genuine expert Dou Huang. This caused his heart to feel some discomfort. Since he was young, he had been growing with voices describing his genius self. The sect had treated him as the sect leader's groomed successor. During these years, the sect had used an unknown amount of natural treasures on him. Their aim was to give him the chances to reach the Dou Zong class. He did not disappoint anyone. After being given a countless number of natural treasures, he had successfully advanced to the Dou Huang class before he was thirty.
Reaching the Dou Huang class before he was thirty was a matter that Mo Ya was most proud of. This was because those Elders in the sect were at least forty to fifty years old before they reached the Dou Huang class. Their potential to continue to grow was far inferior to him.
However, that pride in his heart had suffered a blow for the first time today. The black-robed young man in front of him was clearly much younger than him. However, the strength that the former had revealed during the exchange earlier was clearly not much weaker than him. This kind of comparison caused him to suffer a little setback.
Of course, this kind of feeling only lasted for an instant before it was swiftly suppressed by Mo Ya into the deep recesses of his heart. Being able to reach the Dou Haung class at such a young age proved his outstandingness. It was quite difficult for some external factors to cause him some phobia or hindrance.
"Ha ha, this friend's words' are too harsh. The young lady from earlier is not an ordinary person. If I do not use a little extra strength, it is likely that my ending would not be much different from this fellow." Mo Ya spoke with a smile as he gently waved his snow-white sleeves and cupped his hands to Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan slightly frowned in the face of the gentle smile on Mo Ya's face. He pulled back the furious Zi Yan, who had nearly embarrassed herself from being pushed away by the latter, before speaking in a faint voice, "In that case, what is your intention for intervening? Are you with him?"
"Friend, you have misunderstood. I am Mo Ya from the Black Emperor Sect and am the person-in-charge of this Black Emperor Pavilion. Originally, I should not intervene in this matter but this place is one where the Black Emperor Sect receives VIPs. It would indeed not be too good if this place sees blood. Therefore, I have intervened." Mo Ya smiled as he replied.
"In that case, why did you not intervene when he had come to find trouble with me earlier?" Xiao Yan lifted the corner of his mouth in ridicule as he inquired.
Mo Ya's eyes became slightly cold when he saw that Xiao Yan was pressing for answers. However, the smile on his face was still as gentle as the spring breeze, "This friend, it is only too common for some small conflicts to occur within the 'Black-Corner Region'. Please leave this matter be on my account. What do you say?"
Xiao Yan's eyes faintly swept over Kui Sha's body which was slowly climbing up with great difficulty. The latter used his poisonous eyes to stare at Xiao Yan. However, the killing intent in Xiao Yan's heart was not the least bit reduced. Although this person was not very strong, he was a dangerous character. Now that they had formed an enmity, letting him off might end up resulting in some future suffering. However, if Xiao Yan were to take the latter's life now, it was likely that Mo Ya in front would intervene. Mo Ya might not cause Xiao Yan to be overly afraid. However, he knew that there was quite a number of experts from the Black Emperor Sect, observing by the side of this Black Emperor Pavilion. If he were really to fight with this Black Emperor Sect's Junior Leader, it was likely that they would not simply stand idly by the side and watch.
A fragrant wind slowly drifted from behind just as these thoughts flashed in his heart. Finally, it began to spread. Everyone braced their attention and turned their gazes over only to see the white-dressed Little Fairy Doctor slowly walking over.
Mo Ya looked at the graceful figure of the Little Fairy Doctor. The latter's ethereal aura caused him to be slightly startled. An unusual color appeared in his eyes. Such a woman could be considered exquisite. It was far from what those with cosmetics could compare with.
"Forget it, this place is not suitable for a conflict." The Little Fairy Doctor walked toward Xiao Yan's front and softly spoke to him.
Xiao Yan was slightly startled when he heard this. Given the Little Fairy Doctor's character, how was it possible for her to say such words? Xiao Yan's eyes carried some uncertainty as he turned his head and looked at the Little Fairy Doctor. The latter was blinking her eyes without leaving a trace.
"Consider yourself lucky. Before you find trouble with someone next time, it would be best if you investigated clearly to avoid being wielded like a spear by someone else." Xiao Yan appeared to have understood something after seeing the Little Fairy Doctor's manner. He nodded slightly and spoke to the poisonous-eyed Kui Sha with a cold smile.
The corner of Kui Sha's eyes twitched when he heard Xiao Yan's words. The viciousness in his eyes grew even denser.
"Ke ke, thank you miss for resolving this trouble." Mo Ya slightly smiled and cupped his hand toward the Little Fairy Doctor.
The Little Fairy Doctor merely glanced indifferently at him in the face of his courteous gesture. After which, she withdrew her gaze and lowered her eyes.
Mo Ya was slightly startled after being ignored by the Little Fairy Doctor. He immediately felt embarrassed. It was the first time in so many years that he had received such treatment from a woman. The more this was the case, the greater the intensity of his heartbeat.
"May I know the name of this friend? You can come and look for me if you face any problems in the future. I do have some face within this Black Emperor Sect." Mo Ya was not anxious despite the Little Fairy Doctor not giving him the slightest chance to get close. He smiled slightly, turned his head to Xiao Yan and courteously laughed.
"Yan Xiao." Two simple words were spat out. Xiao Yan cupped his hands to Mo Ya and faintly said, "Junior Sect Leader, since the matter here is over, I have some other matters to deal with and will take my leave."
Xiao Yan did not wait for Mo Ya to respond after speaking. He lifted his leg and walked toward the residence area of the Black Emperor Pavilion. The Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan followed close behind him.
Mo Ya gently inhaled a breath of the remaining fragrance as he studied the graceful figure that had walked by him. The corner of his mouth was slowly lifted into an unusual arc. Only such a woman could match his outstanding self.
"Young Master Mo, are you going to let them off in this manner?" Kui Sha rubbed the blood trace from the corner of his mouth after watching Xiao Yan's group leaving. Finally, he questioned Mo Ya with a slightly furious voice.
"What else do you want to do? That little girl and Yan Xiao are both experts of the Dou Huang class. Even our Black Emperor Sect cannot just randomly offend them as we please. Earlier, I only asked you to investigate the other party's background. Who would expect you to be so foolish and just attack?" The smile on Mo Ya's face was slowly withdrawn as he spoke with a cold voice.
"What does Young Master Mo plan to do? That brat just left as he pleased and clearly does not treat you with any importance." Kui Sha was dull momentarily before he clenched his teeth and spoke with a dark voice.
"Investigate their backgrounds first. Everything will be under my control as long as they are still in this Black Emperor City." Mo Ya faintly smiled. His hand gently grabbed the air and immediately sniffed. His heart muttered, "I cannot easily give up on such a beauty."
Xiao Yan's footsteps finally slowed after the three of them walked out of the large noisy hall. He turned his head to the depressed Zi Yan and could not help but shake his head. He laughed, "Are you feeling very displeased?"
"Hmph, why don't you attack and finish off that cheap-faced fellow?" Zi Yan turned her head and looked at the0 Little Fairy Doctor angrily before snorting, "If it was Cai Lin jie-jie, she would have just killed that fellow."
The Little Fairy Doctor slowly came to a stop upon hearing this. She looked at the helpless expression of Xiao Yan before softly speaking, "Relax, that fellow will not be able to live for more than three days. Moreover, his death will be more miserable than being just killed."
"You have poisoned him?" Xiao Yan asked with surprise. He had not sensed anything.
A faint smile surfaced on the corner of the Little Fairy Doctor's mouth. She nodded slightly and involuntarily laughed when she saw Xiao Yan's surprised, "I am indeed inferior to you when it comes to refining pills. However, you are far beneath me when it comes to poison skills."
Xiao Yan shrugged his shoulders. He naturally did not have the slightest doubt about this point. He had made his fortune with refining pills while the Little Fairy Doctor did so by relying on poison. The two of them had traveled two different paths and had attained great achievements in their respective fields. It was naturally difficult to compare the both of them.
"However, it seems that the eyes that Mo Ya used to look at you were not quite right. You should pay a little more attention. Don't fall for his handsome looks." Xiao Yan suddenly recalled the eyes Mo Ya had used to look at the Little Fairy Doctor. He involuntarily laughed.
Little Fairy Doctor glanced at Xiao Yan. She took a slow step forward and her calm voice was transmitted over.
"If he dares to possess such a thought, I will just turn him into a cripple."
Chapter 833: The Gathering of the Strong
Xiao Yan's three man group followed the route that the female servant from earlier had described. They walked through the enormous Black Emperor Pavilion for a long while before finally finding the resting area that occupied a large space.
This resting area retained a quiet environment. The lush green clusters around the buildings and the courtyard added a faint refreshing fragrance to the air braced his attention. This serene area caused Xiao Yan's group to feel extremely satisfied.
The enormous residence area was divided into the Sky, Ground, and Human categories. The Human category rooms were for those experts or factions who possessed little reputation within the Black-Corner Region. Normally speaking, one would have the qualification to stay in this place as long as one reached the Dou Wang class. The Ground category rooms were for those who had reached the Dou Huang class and some factions that possessed quite a great reputation within the Black-Corner Region.
The Sky category room was the most luxurious of them all. Those who could enter that area were all, without exception, well-known experts in the 'Black-Corner Region' and some top tier factions comparable to the Black Emperor Sect. There were only a few countable people who fulfilled these two conditions in the 'Black-Corner Region'.
Xiao Yan's group took a few turns within the enormous residence area before arriving at the Ground class area. They searched for their room number for a moment before finding their living quarters.
The three of them gently pushed open the door before entering the room. Their gazes swept around it. They found that these quarters not only possessed a living room, but they also contained a couple side rooms. There was even a chamber that was specially meant to be used for training. Even with Xiao Yan's pickiness, his mouth emitted a clicking sigh when he saw the comprehensive quarters.
"Just look around freely. This can be considered our temporarily resting place for this period of time." Xiao Yan smiled at the Little Fairy Doctor and took the lead to walk into the quarters. After which, he randomly found a seat and sat down in the living room.
The Little Fairy Doctor's gaze swept all over the place. After which, she walked to the center of the living room in front of Xiao Yan's and Zi Yan's confused gazes. She took out a deep-blue flower from her Storage Ring and inserted it into a flower vase. After doing all of this, she took out two Yaowans (Pills) from her storage ring and handed one to Xiao Yan and one to Zi Yan. She softly said, "This is the 'Soul Swallowing Flower'. The fragrance it emits causes one to faint. You will not be influenced by it if you consume this. It is best to be a little cautious when traveling outside."
Xiao Yan observed that extremely beautiful blue flower with great interest after hearing this. He sighed emotionally and said, "Looks like the profinity of a Poison Master is not any less than that of an alchemist. Unless one has deeply studied poison, who would know that an inconspicuous flower that is displayed in this place would have such an effect."
Xiao Yan took the Yaowan as he spoke. He threw it into his mouth and turned his head to look at Zi Yan who was not very excited. He helplessly shook his head and asked, "Are you still bothered about that matter? That Mo Ya's strength is at most around a six to seven star Dou Zong. However, the Qi Method that the fellow practices has an exquisite effect of countering brute strength with leverage. It is only natural for you to suffer a disadvantage by being careless. Moreover, you did not use your full strength. If you use a vicious attack the next time you meet, I believe that the fellow's strength-countering Dou Technique will not be able to completely remove all of your strength."
Zi Yan's little face began to look a little better after hearing Xiao Yan's comforting words. She softly snorted, "Allow me to go first the next time we meet. Anyone who dares to let this one be so embarrassed will not be let off easily!"
"I think that you will have this chance." Xiao Yan laughed with a deeper meaning. He had a premonition that this fellow called Mo Ya would not simply appear in front of them just once. There might be quite a number of interactions with him in the future.
"Today, it is possible that that fellow had quietly instructed Kui Sha to come and look for trouble with us." The Little Fairy Doctor carelessly mentioned.
Xiao Yan nodded slightly. He muttered, "Don't tell me it is because of that Qi Shan?"
"I'm not certain. However, we should be more careful regardless of the reason. This is after all still the territory of the Black Emperor Sect. Moreover, I can vaguely sense that there are some auras within the Black Emperor Pavilion that even I can only vaguely sense. Clearly, they should be elite Dou Zongs." The Little Fairy Doctor voiced her thoughts.
Xiao Yan nodded and sighed, "Looks like they have all come because of that Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. We must be more careful when we do things in the future. Currently, strong people have gathered in this Black Emperor City. There will be endless amounts of trouble if something even goes slightly wrong."
The Little Fairy Doctor faintly nodded.
"Alright, it is quite later today. Let's rest first. I will still need to refine medicinal pills tomorrow. At that time, I will require the protection of the both of you. It will be somewhat troublesome should any activity be created that causes me to be interrupted." Xiao Yan discussed a little, stretched his lazy waist, and immediately stood up. Finally, he walked to a room.
The Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan paused for a moment after hearing him before they eventually found their own room to rest in.
A layer of a dark atmosphere covered a Sky category room some distance from Xiao Yan's group while they all went to their rooms to rest.
A couple of human figures were seated within this room with the red-haired old man attracting the most attention. It was surprisingly the First Elder from the Demon Flame Valley whom Xiao Yan had saw during the day. There were a couple of old men with extraordinary strength seated beside him. They were likely the Elders of the Demon Flame Valley.
These couple of people possessed an extremely high position within the Demon Flame Valley. Other than the First Elder, who was seated in a chair, the remaining people were all standing with their hands behind their backs at this moment. A human figure wrapped in a gray robe was quietly sitting in front of them.
"Mister, according to what I know, the Black Emperor City has attracted quite a number of old established factions within the 'Black-Corner Region'. Moreover, the people that led their groups over were all renowned experts within the 'Black-Corner Region.' It seems that they are also interested in possessing the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva at all cost." The red-haired First Elder Fang Yan knit his brows and spoke in a somewhat respectful voice to the gray-robed person in front of him.
"The chief has said that we must obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva at all cost. Therefore, we will kill anyone who dares to obstruct us!" A dense gaze slowly shot from the darkness under the gray robe. A hissing sound that caused one's body to feel a chill slowly reverberated within the room.
"Mister, you can rest assured that our Demon Flame Valley has sent out almost all our elites for the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. Other than the fourth Elder's group, which still has not arrived, the remainder have already been appropriately arranged." Fang Yan spoke in a deep voice.
"However, mister, I have heard that the 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy have dispatched experts over this time around. Both factions are enemies with our Demon Flame Valley. If it is possible, we might need to request mister to act and capture all of them." Fang Yan hesitated for a moment before speaking slowly.
"'Xiao Gate,' the Jia Nan Academy huh…" A low laugh that caused one's hairs to stand on end was suddenly transmitted from the gray robes when he heard these two names. A moment later, it turned into a hoarse savage laugh, "Relax, none of them will escape."
Fang Yan smiled when he heard this. He immediately frowned and said, "Looks like the attraction of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is indeed very great. However, I don't understand why the Black Emperor Sect would take out this kind of treasure to sell? If this thing is related to the Bodhisattva Heart, why do they not leave it for themselves?"
"It is not that they have never thought of searching for it by themselves. They just do not have that ability. Even though the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva and the Bodhisattva Heart have a relationship, they do not have the qualification to find this relationship. At such a time, they might be able to exchange for something useful if they take it out to auction. Additionally… who knows whether those fellows have some other plans." The gray-robed person coldly laughed.
Fang Yan nodded upon hearing this. He laughed, "Mister is really experienced. Ke ke, I wonder if that Bodhisattva Heart is really related to an elite Dou Sheng."
"There are some things that it is best to remain ignorant of. Knowing more might instead be more dangerous." The gray robes moved slightly as a thread of illusionary aura that was accompanied by an icy-cold voice drifted out.
A cold sweat started to seep out of Fang Yan's forehead when he heard this. He hurriedly nodded his head. He felt somewhat afraid of this temperamental fellow in his heart.
"Since this is the case, I shall not disturb mister. I will pay more attention to any news regarding the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva and will inform mister if I learn of any." Fang Yan stood up and spoke respectfully to the gray-robed person.
"Aye, you should also go and investigate just which experts have come. There is no need to pay attention to elite Dou Huangs. Those old demon Dou Zongs are the most troublesome ones. I think that they are not certain about whether this rumored Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, but just the words 'Dou Sheng' are enough to get them to come out." The gray-robed person slowly spoke.
Fang Yan respectfully replied. He waved his hand and led a couple of Elders as they orderly left the room. After which, they gently shut the door.
The room once again became quiet after the few people left. That gray-robed person quietly sat on the chair. His body did not move even a little. This continued for awhile before a low muttering voice was emitted.
"Why is it that the back I saw today possess a somewhat familiar scent? Don't tell me that I have met him before?"
The gray robe gently moved as the mutter sounded. A hand was extended and grabbed the teacup. When it was about to make contact with the teacup, a light appeared on his hand, making it appear somewhat strange and illusory.