Chapter 1199: The Heaven’s Incense School (Three)
The School Master stood at the World Gate with a group of experts behind him. He did not give off a sharp presence, nor did he seem displeasure or satisfied either. Instead, he bore an amicable smile and appeared approachable. He did not even glance at the oasis that had been burnt to a crisp.
“I am the school master of the Heaven’s Incense School, Lajund, and I’d like to welcome you in place of the Heaven’s Incense School. If you don’t mind, I’d like to invite you into our miniature world so that I can have the honor of hosting you,” the school master said with a face full of smiles. He had actually lost the courage to fight as soon as he saw Jian Chen, Hong Lian, and Rui Jin standing there as well as the Bright Moon Divine Hall levitating behind them.
“Hmph, our friend suffered against a sneak attack from the Heaven’s Incense School a few days ago. It’s only been just a few short days, so why has the Heaven’s Incense School suddenly become so polite?” Hong Lian sneered. She had already equipped the Ninerefined Godfire Feathermail and the Scorching Godfire Hairpin levitated above her head. She had already made preparations for battle.
“It’s a misunderstanding, just a misunderstanding. It’s all been a misunderstanding,” the school master did not become angry. He replied apologetically, “Esteemed guests, the situation back then really was special. The temptation of the Saints’ Fruit was just far too great, enough for many Saint Kings lose themselves. At the same time, we were pressured back then into doing this. We had no other choice either, so the Heaven’s Incense School would like to express our sincerest apology for what happened before.”
Rui Jin, Hong Lian, and Jian Chen could not help but look at each other when they saw the school master apologize in such a lowly manner. They had tried to anticipate many things before they came to the Heaven’s Incense School, but never did they think that something like this would happen.
Not only was the school master not mad at all after the oasis they had nurtured for countless years was burnt to a crisp by Hong Lian, they had even forsook their great statuses to apologize to them, which was rather unbelievable.
After all, the Heaven’s Incense School was a protector clan of the continent. As one of the most powerful clans, they obviously had their pride.
Rui Jin stood with his hands crossed. He smiled deeply and gently said, “I never thought that the school master of the Heaven’s Incense School would actually lower himself and apologize to us. This has really exceeded anything we expected. Jian Chen, it’s best if you deal with this now. Hong Lian and I only handle battles.”
Jian Chen slightly nodded. The light in his eyes flickered as he stared at the group of people. After pondering a while, he said, “Esteemed school master Lajund, the experts of your Heaven’s Incense School used the Poison of Heaven’s End on senior Hei Yu, causing him to endure the torture of the poison. His life is in constant danger, so don’t you think that it’s just a little too funny that such a deep hatred would be resolved with just a few words?”
“That is completely reasonable. In order to express our sincerity, we are willing to offer up the antidote of the poison and add in five Class 8 Monster Cores, twenty Class 7 Monster Cores, a hundred Class 5 and 6 Monster Cores as an apology. I only hope that we can clean the slate between us,” the school master replied in sincerity. He paused before continuing, “Of course, these monster cores are completely useful to you, my friend. However, I’ve heard that there is a powerful group of mercenaries below you. If you have these monster cores, I do believe the strength of your group will increase by quite a lot.”
Jian Chen was indeed interested. Class 7 and 8 Monster Cores were items on the continent that could only be found by luck, because almost all the magical beasts of that level gathered on the Beast God Continent and in the depths of the Cross Mountains. It was very rare to come across Class 7 Magical Beasts other than those two places, let alone ones at Class 8.
The Class 7 Magical Beasts in the Cross Mountains were protected by the Beast God Continent as well. As long as they did not break any rules, even the experts of the protector clans could not kill them easily, which was why Class 7 Monster Cores had basically became an object of only demand and no supply on the continent while Class 8 Monster Cores had basically vanished completely.
Jian Chen was delighted by how the school master took the initiative in attempt to resolve their enmities. After the battle against the Changyang clan, Jian Chen had basically gained a completely new understanding regarding the protector clans. If they used everything they had, it would be impossible for Jian Chen’s group to benefit much at all, so it was best if they did not offend them all together. At the same time, his enmity with the Heaven’s Incense School was nowhere as deep as his enmity with the Changyang clan. Jian Chen also needed the monster cores supplied by the Heaven’s Incense School very much as well.
Jian Chen fell silent before saying, “Cleaning the slate is not necessarily impossible, but you see, the price needs to be a little higher.”
“Brother Jian Chen, may I ask how much you are looking for? Why don’t you name a price and we can discuss further?” Lajund was relieved inside. His protector clan did not lack monster cores, so if the matter could be resolved peacefully, then so be it. Even as a protector clan, he could not afford to offend experts like Rui Jin and Hong Lian. On the other hand, Jian Chen possessed the Saints’ Fruit, so without long, a true Saint Emperor would appear by his side.
A devilish light flashed through Jian Chen’s eyes. After pondering over it carefully, he said, “Five Class 9 Monster Cores, twenty Class 8 Monster Cores, sixty Class 7 Monster cores, five hundred Class 6 Monster Cores, and three thousand Class 5 Monster Cores.”
Lajund’s complexion darkened more and more with the numbers that Jian Chen demanded. His face twitched a few times unnaturally especially when he heard the five Class 9 Monster Cores.
The Heaven’s Incense School was very wealthy, but such a great number of high class magical cores would be agonizing even with their wealth.
“Y- y- you really are going too far. Do you think it’s easy to obtain so many high class monster cores? And those Class 9 Monster Cores in particular. Do you know exactly how powerful the magical beasts need to be in order to produce Class 9 Monster Cores?” An old man beside the school master yelled out furiously with wide eyes. In his eyes, Jian Chen’s group was committing daylight robbery, and they were stealing from a protector clan.
Jian Chen smiled as he stood with his arms crossed, “Of course I know. Only magical beasts at the level of Saint Emperors can produce Class 9 Monster Cores, but your Heaven’s Incense School is a protector clan that has existed for over a million years. You must have quite a few Class 9 Monster Cores.”
“Monster cores cannot be stored for too long, or the energy inside will solidify or leak away. The cores might even turn into tough pieces of rock. We have indeed managed to obtain a few Class 9 Monster Cores throughout history, but there are not many and we’ve consumed some ourselves. They have all been used once they surpassed their time limit, so there are extremely few that remain today. Five is far too many. I can give you two,” the school master said with a sunken expression.
Jian Chen shook his head, “No, every single monster cores must be present. Other than the monster cores, I want a Saint Tier cultivation method from your Heaven’s Incense School as well as some corresponding Heaven Tier Battle Skills. Remember, I only want the poison attacks of your school, so don’t give me some foreign cultivation method in an attempt to trick me.”
Lajund had already fallen silent. Only now did he discover that Jian Chen’s appetite was far greater than they had imagined, nor did Jian Chen leave any room for bargaining.
“The cultivation methods of the Heaven’s Incense School cannot be passed onto outsiders. You’re dreaming if you think you can get your hands on our Saint Tier cultivation methods.”
“School master, they have just gone too far. We can’t come to terms with them. Let’s duel it out.”
“We’re a mighty protector clan. When have we ever been stepped over by other people like this. Do you really think that we’re afraid of you?”
The Saint Rulers behind Lajung could not help but angrily yell. Fury burned within their eyes with deep disgrace. They had never been so embarrassed as members of a protector clan.
Jian Chen added, “Esteemed school master, looks like I need to add that before we came to visit the Heaven’s Incense School, we paid a visit to the protector Changyang clan and embroiled in a great battle with them in their miniature world. We’ve witnessed the Emperor Armament, Encirclement of the Eighteen Halls, and the Origin Formation, but that was still not enough for them to keep us there. Instead, it turned their miniature world into a mess and countless clansmen were injured. I believe their losses were incomparable to a few monster cores.”
“What! The Changyang clan used the Origin Formation?” The school master and many Saint Rulers changed in expression when they heard about the Origin Formation. They were also in possession of an Origin Formation, and they understood its strength extremely well. It was exactly this that made them lose their composure.
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