The advantage in numbers was at an unstoppable force .
The White Skeleton Spirit’s ability was extremely formidable, even more so than the demonic beast summoned by the third floor of the Direct Inheritance Tower . In addition, it had a great defensive ability too . After the four peak level Earth Realm martial artists’ attacked, it only left some marks on its bones; not even a single bone was broken .
But, under the assault of dozens of Earth Realm martial artists, the White Skeleton Spirit was stuck in a state of paralysis . It wanted to advance, but with dozens of qi forces blasting at it, it would be fortunate if it could even retreat . But with the intelligence of the White Skeleton Spirit, there wasn’t a term called ‘retreat’ .
After an hour, the White Skeleton Spirit was scattered into a pile of bone dust .
One of the peak level Earth Realm martial artist walked over . He did a quick search and found a piece of green crystal .
‘This should be a white skeleton spirit crystal!’
thought to himself .
White skeleton spirit crystal was a gem that formed in the body of the White Skeleton Spirit after many years . It has many useful applications and a normal white skeleton spirit crystal was worth at least 100 thousand gold coins .
Of course, in order to defeat one White Skeleton Spirit, there was a need to mobilize dozens of Earth Realm martial artists .
“This brother, our young lady would like to invite you over for a moment . ” One of the Earth Realm martial artist walked over and asked Li Fuchen .
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Li Fuchen nodded and followed him to the most luxurious carriage of the merchant’s caravan .
“I am Chen Fuli . Greetings to the young lady . ” Li Fuchen bowed with wrapped fists .
From the carriage, a clean and crisp female’s voice could be heard, “We are from the Rose Merchant Guild . I saw that you have quite a competent light body technique . Would you be interested in joining our Rose Merchant Guild? You would be treated well . ”
‘Rose Merchant Guild?’
Li Fuchen tried hard to recall the information about the Hundred Battle region and realized that the name a Rose Merchant Guild didn’t ring any bells .
One of the Earth Realm martial artists said, “Chen xiongdi, our Rose Merchant Guild is one of the two major merchant guilds in Blood Color City . The guild has the backing of Heaven Realm martial artists and has hundreds of Earth Realm martial artists . It won’t go wrong if you join . You would even get discounts when you purchase guild merchandise . ”
(TL note: Xiongdi is a casual way for one male to address another male . Like Brother Chen)
So they are a merchant’s guild from Blood Color City .
The Hundred Battle region had numerous cities and many of them were huge . Blood Color City was a city with a population of 5 million .
Among the regions governed by the sects or the Azure Water Sect, a city with a population of a few million was already considered a capital city . But in the Hundred Battle region, they would only be considered a medium to large scale city .
A merchant’s guild that was located in a city with a population of a few million wasn’t in the information that Li Fuchen had read . After all, it was just a small merchant’s guild .
“Would you allow me to consider?” Li Fuchen didn’t up right reject the offer .
“Sure . Why not come with us to Blood Color City? Maybe once you are there, you will choose to join us . ” The lady in the carriage spoke .
The Hundred Battle region was a region where battles never ended, and recruiting more mercenaries was a common occurrence . Even though Li Fuchen’s cultivation wasn’t high, he would still be useful due to his light body technique .
“Then I shall not reject your great offer . ” Li Fuchen bowed once again .
Just like that, Li Fuchen went along with this merchant’s caravan and headed towards Blood Color City .
Hearing the information from these people, Li Fuchen found out that Blood Color City had two major merchant’s guild and three major clans . Every influential force had their own Heaven Realm martial artist as a backing . Among them, the Ma Clan had the most influence and was an ancient clan of Blood Color City, having a history of about a century . The other two guilds and clans had roughly the same influence power .
As for the lady in the carriage, she was the adopted daughter of the Rose Merchant Guildmaster, her name was Lü Yao .
“Chen xiongdi, where do you come from?” Huang Biao who was at the 5th level of the Earth Realm asked Li Fuchen .
Li Fuchen replied, “I came from the Battle Spirit region and wanted to witness the Hundred Battle region . ”
“You sure are brave to venture into the Hundred Battle region by yourself . ” Huang Biao raised his thumb, “Even though a majority of the areas in the Hundred Battle region is considered safe, that is just a saying . It is still considered dangerous for an Earth Realm martial artist . ”
Li Fuchen laughed, “I always thought it to be stories of legend . It is only now that I know it is actually true . ”
Jiang Daqian who was to the right side of Huang Biao said, “Today is just a normal encounter . Had it been a mid class White Skeleton Spirit, we would have all died here . ”
White Skeleton Spirits were categorized into low, mid, and high classes .
A low class White Skeleton Spirit was at the level of an Earth Realm martial artist . Mid class against Heaven Realm and high class against a Reincarnation Realm .
“Is there an even higher tier than a high class White Skeleton Spirit?” Li Fuchen queried .
Huang Biao nodded, “Yes, there surely is . In the deeper parts of the Hundred Battle region, where resentment qi is the most condensed, it is rumored that someone sighted a red colored White Skeleton Spirit . ”
“Red colored White Skeleton Spirit?”
Just from the name of it, Li Fuchen could already feel its ferocity .
In the next few days, the caravan encountered yet another low class White Skeleton Spirit . This one was obviously weaker than the previous one they had encountered . It was turned into dust in just 15 minutes .
Five days later, the caravan exited the Hundred Battle Plains .
“Right ahead is Flying Blade City . We are trading some of our merchandise here . ” Huang Biao explained to Li Fuchen .
Li Fuchen nodded . It didn’t matter where he went, even if it was to wander around .
There was an entrance fee to enter Flying Blade City . For ordinary visitors, it was a single silver coin . For ordinary merchants, it was a single gold coin . But for a merchant caravan, it would be ten gold coins per pax . After paying several hundred gold coins, the entire caravan was allowed to enter .
“Chen xiongdi, we will leave 3 days later . Let us meet at the Flying Fish Inn 3 days later . ” Huang Biao mentioned .
“No problem, see you in three days . ” From the start to end, Li Fuchen didn’t even get to see Lü Yao even once .
Flying Blade City had a slightly smaller population than Blood Co lour City, with about 4 million residents .
In the city, there were countless martial artists . Even Earth Realm martial artists that were rare in the outside world could be seen all over the place . Even Heaven Realm martial artists were casually having a drink in the inns and restaurants .
“Mighty martial artist, do you require any assistance?”
As Li Fuchen walked on the path, a cowering young boy raised his courage to approach .
Li Fuchen sized up the boy in a single glance . Looking at his tattered clothes and malnutritioned body, he should be a poor peasant boy .
In any city, there would always be the glamorous and the obscured .
Li Fuchen didn’t want to offer any help to the boy without asking for any favors, “Bring me to wherever is interesting and this gold coin will be yours . ” Taking out a gold coin, Li Fuchen tossed it into the hands of the young boy .
“A single gold coin!”
The young boy’s eyes lit up . This was his first time coming out to beg . He who was an introvert was afraid of seeing strangers . In the past, it had always been his sister doing it . Now that his sister was sick, he needed to overcome his fear and do it .
“Let me bring you to Antique street . I hear that most of the martial artists in Flying Blade City like going there to try their luck . ” The boy forcefully held back his excitement .
“Great, then let’s go to Antique street . ”
Li Fuchen knew naught about the Hundred Battle region . So it was a good opportunity for him to gather more information .
Antique street was a long stretched street . Everything was sold on this street, it was like a miscellaneous goods street . Just like the boy mentioned, there were plenty of martial artists on the Antique street . Normal people wouldn’t generally come to this place .