The Eastern Border was located in the innermost part of the human frontier and it barely touched the territory of the demons, thus making it the most stable and peaceful human frontier.
In addition, the Eastern Border was also the one with the most famous mountains and rivers, the greatest number of paradise caves, and the most dense spiritual energy.
It was extremely warm in the Southern Border, hence, there were many pests there. There was a large desert at the Northern Border, and an abundance of demons at the Western Border.
Only the Eastern Border was a land of happiness. There were large mountains, caves, rivers, beautiful scenery, and friendly cultivators.
It could be considered the most liberal border of the human race, with the most abundant resources.
“10,000-year-old Ginseng +2”
“Spirit Stones +999”
Chen Chen hadn’t even reached the range of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan, but he was soon held back.
It was because there were too many heavenly treasures to collect along the way. Being busy for a day at the Eastern Border was akin to working for a month in the territory of the two states.
“Senior Brother, why don’t we move the clan to the Eastern Border? This is such a great place.”
Yuan Qingtian looked forward to flying, and he had clearly already gotten over the nightmare.
Without the childhood trauma, he became much more optimistic.
“Nowhere is better than home. What do you know? Can you bring all the people in the State of Zhou and the State of Jin with you? Moreover, as the saying goes, two hegemons cannot coexist in the same place. With the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan here, how can there be a place for us?” Chen Chen asked as he put away an elixir.
In the past, he never accepted spiritual medicine that was below 10,000 years old, but now he would reluctantly accept one that was 1,000 years old.
After all, he had to develop a clan.
“Senior Brother, you think too much. We are the tiniest clan. The Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan should be able to accommodate us,” Yuan Qingtian said seriously.
Hearing this, Chen Chen blushed, then patted Yuan Qingtian on his back.
“You have so much to say. Can you have greater ambitions? Can’t we become better in the future?”
Knowing that he was in the wrong, Yuan Qingtian lowered his head and stayed silent.
The two of them flew all the way towards the direction of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan. Three days later, they finally entered a city near the gate of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.
The city was about the same size as the State of Jin and was named the Jade Tripod City, which was a famous city of the humans.
However, it was not because of how majestic it was, but because the city had already developed to an extreme!
Thousands of years ago, the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan opened hundreds of directly affiliated elixir stores in the city, which sold all kinds of elixirs produced by the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.
Due to the presence of the elixir stores, a large number of cultivators and forces from all directions entered Jade Tripod City every day to purchase elixirs.
Gradually, other industries in Jade Tripod City also developed.
In a thousand years, it had become the largest commercial city of the entire human race.
There were no residential areas in this city, nor residences belonging to powerful cultivators. The city was full of commercial streets, and there were more than 100,000 shops. Rumor had it that even selling dog poop would allow one to strike a fortune.
Due to the fact that there were so many people in the city, there were people of all walks of life.
“It’s a paradise for rich people like me…” Chen Chen muttered to himself while looking at the rows of stores filled with all kinds of resources.
On the other hand, Yuan Qingtian was fascinated, wishing that he could go on a rampage and plunder all the treasures.
Seeing the way he was, Chen Chen frowned and said, “Don’t always think about stealing. With my current wealth and status, it’d be stooping too low if I steal. Don’t blame me for not reminding you, but there are hidden experts everywhere in Jade Tripod City. If you get caught for stealing, I won’t be able to save you.”
“I get it, I get it,” Yuan Qingtian nodded profusely.
A few moments later, the two arrived at the center of Jade Tripod City.
There was a huge Jade Tripod in the middle and many young cultivators dressed in green robes with pill tripods embroidered on the fabric were standing around it.
Seeing this scene, Chen Chen knew that he had arrived at his destination.
It was the recruitment point for cultivators recruited by the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.
However, there were two teams in front of the big tripod. In addition to recruiting foreign cultivators, it seemed that the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan was also accepting disciples.
Chen Chen didn’t think too much and went straight to the queue for foreign aid cultivators.
He didn’t intend to join the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan because refining pills was too tiring of a task and it wasn’t as easy as cultivating.
Besides, he had already joined the Tianyun Clan and the Demon Clan. If he entered the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan, he wouldn’t be any different from a slave who worked for three families.
‘We gentlemen don’t care for this.’
Yuan Qingtian followed closely behind Chen Chen. He would go wherever Chen Chen went.
If he was outside without Chen Chen, he would be really flustered.
The queue for both sides were extremely long, but Chen Chen’s queue consisted of nearly 100 people, while the other consisted of more than 200.
However, the cultivation levels of the people in that team were much lower, and some of them were even Qi Refinement cultivators.
The weakest of those who were queuing up to become foreign aid cultivators were all Golden Core realm cultivators!
‘Hundreds of Golden Core realm and Nascent Soul realm cultivators… This team is probably on par with the entire State of Jin…’
Looking at the cultivators who were dressed in clothes of various styles in front of him, Chen Chen sighed.
In just a few moments, God knew how many cultivators the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan had already recruited.
The richest clan of the human race was truly terrifying!
About two hours later.
It was finally Chen Chen’s turn and he was received by a 14 or 15-year-old girl who seemed to have a low cultivation level. Due to the fact that she had been working for a very long time, she had actually begun sweating.
Generally, cultivators who had reached the Foundation Establishment realm would not sweat in broad daylight unless they were in a special environment.
“What’s your name?”
The young girl was dressed in green and holding onto a piece of paper and a pen. There was a solemn look on her slightly delicate and puerile face.
Chen Chen was straightforward, thinking that no one here would know him.
The truth was the same as he thought. The young girl didn’t react much after hearing his name.
“Late Core Formation realm stage.”
Chen Chen concealed his cultivation level a little. There may be many people who were weaker than Chen Chen, but there might only be one who was stronger in the future.
He was still a little afraid of being recognized. After all, he wanted to abduct their alchemists.
“Where are you from?”
“I’m a cultivator from a small country.”
Chen Chen copied the words of the people in front of him.
“Yes, this is a token of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan. With this token, you can use a demon corpse to exchange for elixirs in all the major elixir stores in Jade Tripod City. Eh- No!”
The little girl suddenly raised her head and looked at Chen Chen with a look of surprise.
Chen Chen’s expression changed.
‘Could it be that I’m so famous that I’d be recognized here?’
Before he could think of a solution, the little girl suddenly stood up and walked to his side. She then started sniffing him, her nose almost pressed onto his body.
When she smelled his neck, Chen Chen got goosebumps!
‘Ah! She’s being too casual! Men and women are not to have close physical contact! How can she do this under broad daylight?!’
Thinking of this, Chen Chen took a few steps back and said with a serious expression, “Girl, I already have a Dao partner! Please respect yourself!”
The little girl in green said nonchalantly with a naive expression, “Chen Chen, you give off a strong aroma of precious materials and treasures. This is a scent that can be found only on alchemists who refine pills all year round. Do you know how to refine pills?”
Hearing this, Chen Chen immediately understood something and shook his head before saying, “No, but I’m from a family that deals with medicine. I often have to test spiritual medicine before using it to treat patients. That’s why I reek of them.”
Hearing this, Yuan Qingtian, who was behind him, had a look of admiration on his face.
He didn’t expect Chen Chen to be from a medical family. He wasn’t aware of that at all.
“If you’re from a family that sells spiritual medicine, you should be very sensitive to them. Don’t you want to try to join the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan?”
The girl in green took out a spirit herb as she spoke.
“Do you recognize this?”
“Yes, it’s the 100-year-old Cleansing Spirit herb.”
After saying that, Chen Chen added some words in his head.
‘I don’t even bother to pick up spirit herbs of this level that grow on the roadside. It takes up too much space.’
The girl’s eyes suddenly lit up and she exclaimed, “You managed to tell how old it is! Seems like you often deal with spiritual medicine! Why don’t you consider taking our test and becoming a noble alchemist from now on?”
“I already have a clan!” Chen Chen looked serious and refused outright.
“Aren’t you an exiled cultivator? It seems that your clan has perished too. Don’t worry, if you can pass the test, we won’t mind it.”
The girl in green continued to persuade him.
Hearing this, Chen Chen frowned and subconsciously looked at the innocent alchemists who were getting busy in the distance…
He asked with some guilt, “Why don’t I give it a try?”