Chapter 848: Old Man Ying Shan
"Old Ying Shan…"
Xiao Yan slowly inhaled a breath of air as his mouth softly emitted these words. The fists under his sleeves suddenly clenched. It was unexpected that he was unable to move the Black Emperor Sect despite having taken out a medicinal pill at the tier of the Zong Breaking Pill.
"It seems that the item that that person took out is even more valuable than your Zong Breaking Pill." The Little Fairy Doctor by his side whispered with some surprise. It was unexpected that this inconspicuous old fellow would actually be able to take out something of this level.
Xiao Yan faintly nodded. Under the black robe, his gaze contained joy as it slowly shot toward the eagle-nosed old man. He frowned. Old Ying Shan? Was this the person's title within the 'Black-Corner Region'? It was likely that he was an expert of the older generation. Otherwise, it was not possible for Xiao Yan to not have heard of him.
The silence within the large hall continued for a moment before a crushing uproar suddenly appeared. Countless numbers of stunned gazes looked at the gray-haired eagle-nosed old man who was seated in a corner. Numerous surprised cries involuntarily sounded within the auction grounds.
"Old Ying Shan? The Old Ying Shan who was one of the top three on the Black Ranking back then? He is actually still alive?"
"He never died. All he did was hide and undertake a retreat. Unexpectedly, we are able to see this strong person from the older generation who had shaken the 'Black-Corner Region' back then. We have not wasted this trip."
"He was an expert at the peak of the Dou Huang class back then. After so many years, he definitely would make the breakthrough to the Dou Zong class, right?"
Compared to the nosiness behind, the atmosphere in the VIP seats was covered in an unusual pressure. Numerous dense gazes were shot over from all directions. They immediately gathered onto old Ying Shan. Although the latter had quite a great reputation within the 'Black-Corner Region', any opponent would be ignored by them with the attraction of the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva.
Old Ying Shan's expression did not change by even a little in front of the surrounding unfriendly gazes. His body gently leaned against the backrest of his chair while his expressionless old face revealed a fierce and brutal look. There was no soft person in a place like the 'Black-Corner Region'. In order for him to become one of the top three peak experts on the Black Ranking back then, a countless number of people died by his hand. The Old Ying Shan back then was a person who had quite the fierce reputation. Although his fierce reputation had slightly reduced after he had undertaken a retreat in isolation for so many years, anyone who treated him as a softie who could be pinched would likely have to pay a hefty price.
Mo Tian Xing was still full of smiles as he stood on the auction stage. He acted like he was unable to feel a kind of strange atmosphere in the VIP seats as he smiled and said, "Now that the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva has an owner, this auction that my Black Emperor Sect has organized can smoothly come to a close. In the next few days, the Black Emperor Sect will hold a large banquet. Those who are interested can stay behind and join the fun. As for the customers who have bought something, my Black Emperor Sect will deliver the auction items to everyone without opening them during the next one to two days."
Old Ying Shan slowly stood up after Mo Tian Xing's voice sounded. After which, he slowly walked out of the VIP exit with an expressionless face in front of the rest of the VIPs.
People began to stand up from the VIP seats one after another after Old Ying Shan movement. All of them headed out of the auction ground. With his outstanding Spiritual Perception, Xiao Yan could sense that at least half of the people in the VIP seats had revealed some dark, cold killing intent.
"The true goods show begins only now. It is likely that this subsequent period of time will be the real bloody storm…" Xiao Yan softly laughed. He immediately stood up and walked to the exit. The Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan followed close behind.
"Ha ha, this friend." A laughter suddenly sounded from behind Xiao Yan just as he was about to exit.
Xiao Yan paused his footsteps. His black-robed body turned back and his indifferent gaze hidden by the black robe glanced at the people from the Demon Flame Valley who were walking toward him. A somewhat hoarse voice was immediately emitted, "Is there something a matter?"
"Ha ha, the old me is the First Elder of the Demon Flame Valley, Fang Yan. May I inquire about this friend's name?" Fang Yan smiled as he quickly walked forward. He cupped his hands to Xiao Yan before speaking in a friendly manner.
"My first name is Yan. Does First Elder Fang Yan need something?" Xiao Yan faintly inquired.
"Ha ha, mister Yan's medicinal refining skills can be considered the best in this 'Black-Corner Region,' right? The old me has only come to inquire if mister Yan also possesses an interest in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva?" Fang Yan laughed. The topic immediately changed as he asked with a deep voice and overcast eyes.
"Why?" Xiao Yan's eyes under the black robe narrowed as he calmly asked.
"If mister Yan also has some interest in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, we might be able to cooperate. That Old Ying Shan is an expert in the 'Black-Corner Region' from the older generation. He is extremely strong. If you were to act alone, it is likely that you will have difficulty snatching the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva from that old fellow even if this young lady by your side intervenes." Fang Yan softly said.
The corner of Xiao Yan's mouth hidden by the black robe was lifted in ridicule. He immediately shook his head and said, "I am not very interested in First Elder Fang Yan's suggestion. I'm sorry…" Xiao Yan ceased speaking with Fang Yan after his words sounded. His gaze scanned the mysterious gray-robed person behind Fang Yan without anyone noticing. After which, he turned around and walked out of the tunnel.
A chill flashed across Fang Yan's eyes when he saw that Xiao Yan had completely rejected his suggestion.
"This fellow is too arrogant. Does he think that he can defeat old Ying Shan alone by just possessing a Dou Zong by his side?" The Elders from the Demon Flame Valley spoke somewhat angrily as they glared at Xiao Yan's back. Given the Demon Flame Valley's prestige within the 'Black-Corner Region', they had seldom received such treatment.
Fang Yan's expression sank. He immediately turned his head and looked at the mysterious gray-robed person. He inquired respectfully, "Mister, what should we do now?"
"Everyone is targeting the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva in this kind of situation. Hence, you can forget about having anyone trust and cooperate with you. You can only rely on yourselves. Although Old Ying Shan might be powerful, it is not as though we are helpless against him. Dispatch people to keep an eye on him during these two days. Prepare to act the moment he leaves the Black Emperor Sect!" The gray robe trembled slightly as an illusionary aura and indifferent voice sounded.
Fang Yan nodded slightly upon hearing this. His gaze suddenly glanced at Xiao Li's and First Elder Su Qian's groups behind before softly asking, "What about the people from 'Xiao Gate' and the Jia Nan Academy?"
"Ignore them for now. The most important thing is the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva." The gray-robed person spoke in an indifferent voice.
"Yes…" Fang Yan nodded and ceased speaking any additional words. He waved his hand and lead his group of people slowly away from this enormous auction.
The atmosphere of the Black Emperor City seemed to have become more jubilant after the perfect end to the auction. Under the great banquet of the Black Emperor Sect, the entire city seemed to be covered in a joyous atmosphere. However, some sensitive people could faintly sense that an imminent bloody storm was surging under this joy.
Some factions did not leave after the auction ended. Instead, they quietly remained within the Black Emperor City. It seemed that they were enjoying the banquet of the Black Emperor Sect, but their gazes were quietly gathered on a single place, the living quarters of Old Ying Shan.
Xiao Yan's group appeared quite calm amid this anxious atmosphere which lingered in the shadows. They also aimed to get this Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva at all costs. However, they were not worried that Old Ying Shan would suddenly disappear. Under this kind of intense scrutiny, even an elite Dou Zong could not simply disappear without anyone noticing.
While they quietly waited for the situation to change, Xiao Yan lead the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan over to the pickup location of the Black Emperor Sect the next day.
Mo Tian Xing naturally revealed his greatest warmth when Xiao Yan's group visited. He invited the three of them into the sect and served them in the grandest manner. That warmth caused Xiao Yan to feel somewhat uncomfortable.
After both parties had a brief chat, Mo Tian Xing seemed to have also sensed XIao Yan's impatience and immediately ceased saying any nonsense. He clapped his hands and brought out all of the items that Xiao Yan bought in the auction one at a time, including the Magical Beast corpse.
"Ha ha, mister Yan Xiao, all the items that you have auctioned for are located here. Please check them yourself." Mo Tian Xing smiled as he spoke. He glanced at the Magical Beast corpse that had occupied over half of the hall.
Xiao Yan did not show any pretence as he nodded. After which, he carefully examined all of the auctioned items once. This was especially the case for that Magical Beast corpse. He had spent quite a lot of time on it but did not find anything wrong. Only then did he nod his head. He slowly took out the gold coins and medicinal pills from his Storage Ring before gently placing them on the table.
"Sect leader Mo, please check these things."
Mo Tian Xing took a glance before waving his large hand while he smiled and said, "There is no need to check. The old me trusts mister Yan Xiao."
Xiao Yan smiled faintly after hearing this. He said, "In that case, I will bid you goodbye." Xiao Yan turned around and left after speaking. Mo Tian Xing hurriedly stepped forward when he saw this. He dryly laughed, "Mister Yan Xiao, please wait for a moment."
"What is it?" Xiao Yan knit his brows slightly, turned around, and asked.
"Ha ha…" Mo Tian Xing awkwardly smiled. He immediately rubbed his hands and said, "Mister Yan Xiao, may this old me inquire if I can exchange for that Zong Breaking Pill in your hands?"
The corner of Xiao Yan's mouth was immediately lifted into a cold smile when he heard this. This old fellow was indeed having some thoughts about the Zong Breaking Pill in his possession.
Chapter 849: Meeting
Xiao Yan's hand gently pulled on the black-colored Doupeng. His gaze gently swept over the dry smile on Mo Tian Xing's face. His tone was calm as he asked, "Sect leader Mo, didn't you look down on the Zong Breaking Pill?"
Mo Tian Xing could not help but awkwardly smile when he heard this. He knew that Xiao Yan still bore a grudge toward him regarding that matter in the auction ground. With a bitter smile, he said, "Mister Yan Xiao, the old me is also helpless in this manner. Such a matter is usually discussed with the Elders in the sect. They insisted that the thing that Old Ying Shan provided is more suitable for our Black Emperor Sect. The old me cannot just insist on my own way."
Xiao Yan was noncommittal with regards to Mo Tian Xing's excuse. With the latter's position within the Black Emperor Sect, he had basically reached the stage where his words were law. Even all the Elders' rights to speak could not be compared with his. Hence, these words of his did not have the slightest form of trust.
Of course, regardless of whether Xiao Yan believed his excuse, there was no reason he needed to get entangled with this matter. It was naturally not a problem for Mo Tian Xing to be interested in the Zong Breaking Pill. He did not have the slightest objection if the latter could take out something that interested Xiao Yan in exchange for it.
"Don't tell me that sect leader Mo is able to take out a second Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva?" Xiao Yan faintly laughed.
The smile on Mo Tian Xing's face stiffened when he heard this. He immediately and helplessly replied, "What is mister Yan Xiao saying. This Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva is the only one in my Black Emperor Sect. Moreover, this single share is soon going to be in the possession of Old Ying Shan."
"I am currently only interested in the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. As for the other things…" Xiao Yan shook his head with a calm tone.
"Mister Xiao Yan, we can always discuss the manner. Why doesn't my Black Emperor Sect provide you with medicinal ingredients and ask mister to help refine another Zong Breaking Pill? Regardless of how many you are able to successfully refine, it is fine as long as you give my Black Emperor Sect one. The rest will be yours. What do you say?" Mo Tian Xing hurriedly asked.
"Forget it. I do not have the extra time to stay in the Black Emperor Sect specifically to help you refine pills." Xiao Yan's tone immediately became cold when he heard this. He did not continue to converse with this fellow who didn't have any integrity. After cupping his hands together, he left with the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan.
Mo Tian Xing's expression alternated between green and white as he stared at the backs of Xiao Yan's three man group. A moment later, some gloominess finally surged into his eyes. His hand violently smashed against the table, unleashing a fierce wind. The force from the wind shattered the firm table into powder.
"Sect leader, did he not agree?" The loud sound that was transmitted from the large hall caused two human figures to hurriedly walk in from the back. They were Qi Shan and Mo Ya. At this moment, these two individuals were carefully preparing their questions.
Mo Tian Xing's expression was dark and solemn as he nodded. He coldly said, "This fellow is really too arrogant. My Black Emperor Sect is willing to provide medicinal ingredients for him to refine the Zong Breaking Pill, but only take one Zong Breaking Pill in the end. He would have everything to gain yet he is actually still dissatisfied."
"All the young people who have some ability are like this. They are all too arrogant." Qi Shan coldly laughed.
"Father, what should we do now? Don't tell me we do not want that Zong Breaking Pill?" Mo Ya frowned and spoke somewhat anxiously. He knew that possessing this Zong Breaking Pill would benefit him. When he break through the Dou Huang class in the future, he might have to rely on this thing. Hence, he immediately became somewhat anxious now that the negotiations had collapsed.
"What are you so anxious for? Don't tell me that you want to snatch it? The white-clothed lady beside that fellow is not someone that can be easily offended. Even I don't have absolute confidence in defeating her." Mo Tian Xing reprimanded.
Mo Ya did not dare to utter another words after being scolded by Mo Tian Xing. However, the anxiety in his heart was not the least bit reduced.
"What are sect leader's intentions?" Qi Shan by the side asked.
"Let's wait and watch the situation. They have clearly come with the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva as their target. However, Old Ying Shan is also not an ordinary person. It won't be a simple task to snatch something from his hands. At that time, when the white-clothed lady and him fight until the both of them are injured, I might be able to quietly intervene…" Some dark coldness flashed across Mo Tian Xing's eyes as he slowly spoke. "Since this little brat isn't willing to accept our generous offer, he should not blame the old me for being vicious."
Mo Ya finally sighed in relief in his heart after hearing his words. A dense jealousy flashed across his eyes as he glanced at the spot where Xiao Yan's group had disappeared.
A mocking smile remained on the corner of Xiao Yan's mouth as he walked out of the hall of the Black Emperor Sect. This old fellow actually wanted him to specifically refine a Zong Breaking Pill for them. Such thinking was somewhat wonderful and naive.
Originally, Xiao Yan bore a grudge that this old fellow had chosen Old Ying Shan. Who would expect that this old fellow would actually think of this method to obtain the Zong Breaking Pill from Xiao Yan… the medicinal ingredients of the Zong Breaking Pill were not things that Xiao Yan needed in a hurry. Therefore, he did not need to remain behind to work for them.
Moreover, Xiao Yan did not value those so-called medicinal ingredients. With Zi Yan's special ability to sense medicinal ingredients, it was not an extremely difficult task for him to find some more.
"The Zong Breaking Pill is too precious. That old fellow clearly knew in his heart that he would not be able to take out an ordinary item to exchange for it. However, he is unwilling to take out some overly valuable things. Hence, he chose such a method. Perhaps, in his heart, he might even think that you have gained a great advantage." The Little Fairy Doctor smiled and spoke after she seemed to have sensed Xiao Yan's furious smile.
"To think that he is actually an elite Dou Zong. He is so stingy." Zi Yan curled her small mouth and spoke with disdain. Medicinal ingredients were the most worthless things in her eyes. As long as she went into the deep mountains or old forests, she would be able to find some medicinal ingredients that contained a dense energy. Yet, this old fellow actually wanted to use these things, that were extremely cheap in her eyes, to exchange for the Zong Breaking Pill. It was little wonder why she would despise him.
Xiao Yan gently exhaled and viciously cursed, "Wouldn't everything have been fine if that old bastard had exchanged the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva with me? Yet he must play these games."
The Little Fairy Doctor smiled when she heard Xiao Yan curse in this manner. It seemed that Xiao Yan bore a deep grudge against Mo Tian Xing for failing to choose Zong Breaking Pill in the auction… however, one could understand him after some thought. Currently, the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva was something that now belonged to Old Ying Shan. It was going to be quite difficult to snatch it from the hands of an elite Dou Zong.
"There is no need to be overly worried. In any case, it is not as though we are the only ones targeting the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. At that time, we can wait for the others to attack first and reap the benefits of their battle." The Little Fairy Doctor softly continued, "However, now that you rejected Mo Tian Xing, it is likely the old fellow's heart will have a blotch. Hence, we should be a little careful of them."
Xiao Yan vaguely nodded. His footsteps had just stepped out of the Black Emperor Sect when a gray-haired old man's figure came over. His appearance caused Xiao Yan's eyes to slightly narrow. Surprisingly, that person was old Ying Shan!
Old Ying Shan still possessed an expressionless face. His eyes gave a random glance when he passed Xiao Yan. Though his gaze contained a faint fierceness when it swept over the Little Fairy Doctor. His body moved before strangely rushing into the Black Emperor Sect.
Xiao Yan finally exhaled gently after Old Ying Shan disappeared. He softly said, "This Old Ying Shan should be hear to obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva, no?
Little Fairy Doctor nodded.
Xiao Yan's white hand pulled his Doupeng forward slightly and said with a low voice: "Looks like he's planning to leave."
"It is likely that those many factions who are watching him with ill intent will attack the moment he leaves Black Emperor City…" The Little Fairy Doctor's grayish-purple eyes slowly swept around. She knew that there was a countless number of gazes watching this place from outside the Black Emperor Sect. It was likely that within a couple of minutes, the matter of Old Ying Shan appearing in the Black Emperor Sect would be transmitted to the ears of those factions.
Xiao Yan nodded gently.
"What do we do now?" The Little Fairy Doctor softly inquired.
Xiao Yan's eyes flickered. A moment later, he gently inhaled a breath of air, and said in a deep voice, "Let's go and look for second brother and First Elder Su Qian. If we gain their help in what we will do, things will definitely become much easier." Xiao Yan did not hesitate any longer after his voice sounded. The direction of his footsteps changed as he headed to the location where 'Xiao Gate' was staying.
Over a dozen human figures were sitting in a large hall at the southern part of the city. From their appearance, they were surprisingly Xiao Li, First Elder Su Qian and the others. Currently, they were not staying within the Black Emperor Pavilion. Instead, they had randomly booked an entire compound within the city as a temporary resting place.
"Do you have news about the people from the Demon Flame Valley?" Xiao Li, who was seated in the leader's spot, frowned and asked an Elder from 'Xiao Gate.'
"Sect leader, the people from the Demon Flame Valley have already left the Black Emperor City. However, they have not gone far. They are camped outside the city. From the looks of it, they are clearly waiting for old Ying Shan." A gray-robed old man respectfully replied.
"Hei, these fellows indeed still have their sights set on the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva…" Xiao Li immediately let out a cold laugh when he heard this. He had just turned towards First Elder Su Qian by his side to ask for the latter's opinion when the expression of the latter suddenly changed. First Elder Su Qian suddenly got up and sharply cried, "Who is it?"
Everyone was startled when they heard Su Qian's voice. They watched as three human figures appeared by the door in a ghost-like manner.
Two of the three human figures were wrapped under black robes. The only one who revealed her appearance was that white-clothed lady.
Xiao Li's expression drastically changed when he saw the sudden appearance of these three people. He knew that they had offended these three people in the auction because of the Di class Middle level ruler technique Dou Skill. Looking at them at this moment, it seemed like they were here to find trouble…
The experts from 'Xiao Gate' and Jia Nan Academy within the large hall had begun to show signs of chaos because of the appearance of these three people. All of their figures moved in an instant. After which, they fled behind Su Qian. All of them clearly knew that if they were to step forward to face an elite Dou Zong, they would only die without being of the slightest use.
"This friend, everyone relies on their own ability in the auction ground. It seems that there is no need to end up involving a grudge, no? The old me is the First Elder of the Jia Nan Academy. On the account of my faint reputation, please let this matter pass." A solemness surged onto the face of First Elder Su Qian as he cupped his hands and spoke in a deep voice. Even he did not dare to easily offend an alchemist, who could refine a top grade tier 6 medicinal pill, and an elite Dou Zong.
The black-robed person seemed to be stunned when he heard these words. He immediately sighed, feeling neither able to laugh nor cry. His hand pulled at the Doupeng and slowly removed it. A familiar face that was filled with a helplessness immediately appeared in front of Xiao Li's stunned group.
"First Elder, these words of yours are really quite serious…"
Chapter 850: Discussion
Everyone in the hall was stunned when they saw the familiar face that was filled with a helpless expression. Immediately, numerous cries of disbelief were emitted from Xiao Li, First Elder Su Qian, and a couple of others.
Xiao Yan removed the black Doupeng completely from his head and stored it into his Storage Ring. His shrugged his shoulders toward Xiao Li's group whose faces were filled with disbelief. He smiled and said, "Why? Don't you recognise me?"
Xiao Li's group slowly recovered from their shock after hearing this familiar voice. Joy instantly surged onto their faces. Xiao Li took strode over and violently patted Xiao Yan's shoulders before laughing with a face filled with smiles, "It is unexpected that the mysterious tier 6 alchemist is actually you. You really caused us to worry."
A warmth also surged in Xiao Yan's heart as he looked at Xiao Li, whose face was filled with joy. He softly laughed, "The situation in the Black Emperor City is not quite right. Moreover, I'm worried that those fellows from the Demon Flame Valley would recognize me. Hence, I have hidden my shape and face."
"Hee hee, these words are true. A drawing of you has already been passed to every high ranking person in the Demon Flame Valley. Should you reveal yourself, they would definitely recognize you." Xiao Li laughed.
"This is?" Xiao Li's gaze suddenly turned to the Little Fairy Doctor by Xiao Yan's side. The smile on his face was withdrawn as he politely inquired. Given the Little Fairy Doctor's Dou Zong class strength, even Xiao Li did not dare to be too careless with his words.
"She is my friend. Second brother can call her the Little Fairy Doctor." Xiao Yan laughed.
"Big brother Xiao Li." The Little Fairy Doctor's exquisite face by the side revealed a smile as she softly spoke to Xiao Li.
"Ugh… you flatter me, you flatter me. Miss is really too polite." Xiao Li hurriedly waved his hand as he replied. His entire body trembled after being addressed by the Little Fairy Doctor as big brother Xiao Li. When they were at the Black Emperor Pavilion back then, he had personally felt the dense killing intent that had pervaded her body. He naturally knew that despite the ethereal and moving appearance of this lady, she was definitely a vicious person when she attacked. Moreover, this was the first time in his life that he had been addressed so courteously by an elite Dou Zong. Therefore, his heart appeared to be somewhat flustered.
Xiao Yan was also similarly stunned by the Little Fairy Doctor's form of address. His gaze was a little surprised as he glanced at her. She actually addressed someone in this manner given her character?
The Little Fairy Doctor acted as though she did not see Xiao Yan's surprised gaze while a smile hung on her face. She appeared like the kind girl from Qingshan Town back then. She looked completely innocent, causing one to feel extremely attracted to her.
Xiao Li whispered in his heart as he looked at the two people. He naturally knew that this lady, whose hair was as white as snow, was this courteous to him on the account of Xiao Yan. Hence, his heart let out a bitter laugh. Did this third brother of his have a great affinity with women? Moreover, the women by his side were not ordinary people. Medusa from the last time was also a genuine elite Dou Zong. This time around, this Little Fairy Doctor, who appeared from nowhere, was actually an elite Dou Zong whom even First Elder Su Qian was quite afraid of.
"Little fellow, you actually know how to return to the 'Black-Corner Region'…" While Xiao Li was sighing in his heart about how Xiao Yan had such a great affinity with women, First Elder Su Qian had also recovered from his earlier shock. He took two steps forward and spoke with some resentment.
Xiao Yan gave an embarrassed smile when he heard this. He hurriedly said, "First Elder, please forgive me. Originally, I should have made a trip over earlier, but I undertook a year long retreat in order to breakthrough to the Dou Huang class which ended up delaying this trip."
"You have broken through to the Dou Huang class?" Xiao Li was immediately stunned when he heard Xiao Yan's words. He asked with a surprised voice. Although he knew that Xiao Yan was already at the peak of the Dou Wang class when he left back then, it was quite difficult to breakthrough this barrier. Some people had even remained at the peak of the Dou Wang class for their entire life. Yet, Xiao Yan was able to breakthrough the barrier within a short one year. This speed was naturally considered unusually terrifying.
The eyes of Su Qian by the side were also a little shocked. From Xiao Yan's ability to refine a tier 6 medicinal pill, he had guessed that Xiao Yan might have already broken through that barrier. However, his heart still felt extremely surprised after hearing the person in question say it out loud. This kind of training speed could be considered at the peak that Su Qian had seen after so many years.
"I was merely lucky." Xiao Yan slightly smiled. The people present were those whom he could trust. Hence, he would naturally not purposefully hide something.
"Ha ha, little fellow, you have done well. Father's eyesight is really different. From the very beginning, he knew that you were not an ordinary person." Xiao Li laughed out loud. His excitement was even greater than if he had broken past the Dou Wang class.
Some sadness flashed through Xiao Yan's eyes without leaving a trace when he heard Xiao Li mention their father. It immediately disappeared as Xiao Yan smiled and said, "The main reason I have revealed myself is to request second brother's and First Elder Su Qian's help."
"Ah, we are one family, why are you saying help? You are 'Xiao Gate's' chief and have the authority to maneuver everyone in the faction." Xiao Li curled his mouth when he heard this. He immediately turned to the ten plus experts from 'Xiao Gate' and cried out, "This is my third brother, the chief whom all of you have heard about. Why aren't you greeting him?"
The ten plus experts from 'Xiao Gate,' who possessed extraordinary strength, immediately knelt with one knee on the ground after hearing Xiao Li's cry. They respectfully said, "These subordinates greet chief!"
These experts from 'Xiao Gate' did not hesitate even a little when they knelt. They naturally felt a great joy with the status that Xiao Yan had revealed. They might not be certain of Xiao Yan's strength. However, just being a tier 6 alchemist was enough to cause their hearts to be filled with excitement.
Xiao Yan smiled as he looked at the experts from 'Xiao Gate' who had knelt down. He immediately waved his sleeves gently. The energy fluctuated and a gentle breeze lifted everyone up. He smiled and said, "Everyone here is brothers of 'Xiao Gate.' There is no need to be so polite. We can forget about all these unnecessary rituals."
The hearts of these experts from 'Xiao Gate' shivered when they felt Xiao Yan easily lift them up by simply raising his hand. They no longer held the slightest doubt about Xiao Yan's strength in their hearts. These members of the Xiao Gate would display a greater confidence when walking outside with such a powerful chief.
Xiao Yan walked into the hall after lifting everyone up. After which, he unceremoniously sat in a chair beside the table. The Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan also followed him and sat down. The latter pulled down her black robe. Silk like purple-colored hair rolled down as she parted her mouth and smiled at the stunned face of First Elder Su Qian.
"You girl… you actually also followed him back." First Elder Su Qian spoke helplessly after seeing that the last black-robed person was actually Zi Yan. He felt neither able to laugh nor cry.
"Zi Yan also possesses the strength of a Dou Huang. Other than some elite Dou Zong, she can walk this 'Black-Corner Region' without any fear."
Su Qian was startled when he heard this. His gaze immediately swept over Zi Yan with surprise as he said, "This girl has actually broken through to the Dou Huang class."
Zi Yan immediately waved her small fist, feeling pleased when she saw the surprise on Su Qian's face. She said, "Old fellow, I said that trapping me in the Inner Academy back then is definitely a form of harm to me. If you had let me out earlier, I might already be an elite Dou Zong now."
"Don't dispute the old me. If I had not gotten you to follow beside Xiao Yan, I would not know if you had been sold by someone. What Dou Zong…" Su Qian shook his head as he replied, feeling neither able to laugh nor cry.
Zi Yan's fine eyebrows became vertical when she heard Su Qian's words. She was about to go wild when Xiao Yan's palm was placed on her small head, pressing her into her seat. "Be quiet."
Zi Yan unhappily shook her head after Xiao Yan pressed down on her. She felt bitterly dispirited as she lay on the table. Her eyes were viciously staring at the smiling Su Qian.
"It looks like only you are able to control this mischievous girl. I have experienced a much quieter time after she left the Inner Academy. The Inner Academy also no longer needs to worry about when it will lose a large amount of medicinal ingredients." Su Qian softly laughed after seeing Zi Yan being restrained by Xiao Yan. He immediately seemed to have recalled something as he stared at Xiao Yan and said, "That's right. Since you have come to the 'Black-Corner Region', you should quickly return and supplement the Heart Flame of the 'Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower'. That 'Blazing Sky Qi Refining Tower' has already lost its effect for half a year."
Xiao Yan awkwardly nodded when he heard this. He hurriedly said, "First Elder, please rest assured that I will return to the Inner Academy to replenish the Heart Flame after this matter is over."
Seeing this, Su Qian let out a snort and took out a bright-red scroll from his storage ring. He threw it to Xiao Yan and said, "Take it. This is the ruler technique Dou Skill that your second brother had bought for you in the auction. He was actually willing to offend an elite Dou Zong for this thing." His gaze drifted to the Little Fairy Doctor by Xiao Yan's side when he spoke until this point. He also muttered in his heart, questioning why the woman companions by Xiao Yan's side always possessed such a frightening strength.
Xiao Yan received the bright-red scroll and felt the faint warmth of it. A warm feeling flowed into his heart. At that time, Xiao Li was not aware of their identities. Despite this, he dared to auction for this ruler technique Dou Skill. Xiao Li intended to increase the Xiao Yan's strength by a little. This affection was that of blood-related brothers.
"Don't be moved for nothing. You are the most precious person in our Xiao clan. Big brother said that everyone can die but you. Hence, you should live well and quickly become strong. This is because you are the only one with the ability to rescue father from the damn 'Hall of Souls'." Xiao Li curled his mouth when he saw Xiao Yan staring at the scroll. He smiled and continued, "Let's quickly proceed to talk about the important matter. What is the reason for you to come and look for us?"
Xiao Yan also smiled when he heard this. He gently nodded and stored the scroll into his Storage Ring. After musing for a moment, his face gradually turned solemn as his gaze swept over Xiao Li and Su Qian. He said in a soft, deep voice, "I wish to obtain the Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva."