Chapter 166 - A Close Call
The pressure emitted from Princess Miao Miao was like an ancient savage beast, which was stronger and greater than the Martial Ancestor Realm expert of the Trading Alliance.
Everyone could easily tell who was stronger among the two.
This was Qin Nan’s source of confidence.
At the beginning, through the Eyes of Divine Battle Spirit, Qin Nan had peeked into the palanquin and discovered the presence of the Martial Ancestor Realm expert and roughly estimated her cultivation strength.
After realizing that Princess Miao Miao was stronger, Qin Nan was no longer intimidated by the Trading Alliance.
The crowd was utterly astonished. This charming little girl was the last person to cross their minds as a Martial Ancestor Realm expert.
Not only that, she was seemingly stronger than ordinary Martial Ancestor Realm experts.
The white-shirted lady was left in awe and began to speak in a serious tone, “I did not expect you to be the Honourable Elder of the Mystic Spirit Sect, Princess Miao Miao, who was also Qin Nan’s master. Please forgive me for being impolite.”
The old lady who initially floated in the air wore a serious expression and bowed to Princess Miao Miao.
She could clearly feel a powerful force inside Princess Miao Miao’s tiny body, which was at least three times more powerful than her own strength.
“These are your pills.” The white-shirted lady flicked a storage bag toward Princess Miao Miao and said in a pleasant tone, “Since you’re here, it seems like there is no chance of obtaining the secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion. However, I request Brother Qin Nan to reveal the secrets to the Trading Alliance and I swear the secrets would not be spread to the other sects. If both you and Brother Qin Nan agree, I’ll have great gifts for you two as a token of appreciation.”
After discovering Princess Miao Miao’s strength, the white-shirted lady did not feel awkward or intimidated, but chose to compensate in such a smart way that it was hard to reject the offer.
Zhang Taiyi almost accepted the offer after hearing the words, since sharing the secrets to the Trading Alliance would not bring any harm, but in fact, will establish a good relationship between the Mystic Spirit Sect and the Trading Alliance.
Meanwhile, the other three elders’ faces turned stiff instantly.
Even though it was reasonable for them to be furious after being ‘abandoned’ by the Trading Alliance, a sense of fear rose within their hearts upon seeing the terrifying pressure from Princess Miao Miao’s body, leaving them not daring to speak.
You gotta be kidding; what right do they have to speak now that a Martial Ancestor Realm expert is here?
Even if Princess Miao Miao did end up killing the three elders, their sects would not be willing to avenge them substantially, apart from demanding some compensations.
Not to mention that Princess Miao Miao was no ordinary Martial Ancestor Realm expert.
Qin Nan frowned after hearing this and was about to reject the offer but Princess Miao Miao spoke first.
Princess Miao Miao held the storage in her hand, wearing an excited expression. Her face was filled with an attractive blush, as her watery eyes showed a hint of anticipation, “Are you for real? If Qin Nan were to tell you the secrets, there will be more pills for the Princess?”
“Yes.” The white-shirted lady immediately replied after detecting the loosening of Princess Miao Miao’s tone, “If the secrets are indeed from the ancient era, the Trading Alliance will reward you with great benefits, with the guarantee of satisfying your needs.”
Princess Miao Miao’s eyes sparkled as her mouth was slightly open, as if she was going to accept the offer.
Qin Nan was frightened and immediately said to Princess Miao Miao in a low tone, “Don’t do it. This secret should not be told to anyone!”
“Piss off.” Princess Miao Miao rolled her eyes and said in an unpleasant tone, “The Princess is having a business affair right here, what gave you, a servant, the right to interfere? Who gave you the permission to interrupt?”
The crowd stared with their eyes open wide, especially Huang Que, Wei Hao and the other geniuses whose lips began to twitch instinctively.
After the short encounter in the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, the geniuses could sense a strong pride hidden within Qin Nan’s body.
The pride of never bowing his head, never admitting defeat and never backing off.
Such a brilliant super genius was now being scolded by a little girl in front of the crowd.
Qin Nan’s expression instantly turned unpleasant.
He did not expect Princess Miao Miao to be so unreliable at crucial moments, despite the little trust she earned from him recently.
However, Princess Miao Miao’s tone suddenly switched, as she said while squinting her eyes, “Although it is true that the Princess loves pills, but my servant here, despite being naughty at times, is quite faithful to me. The Princess shall not hurt his heart. Besides, my servant has earned me quite a fortune of pills, thus, it is reasonable for me to protect him. As for the secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, you Trading Alliance should stop pursuing them Let’s call it an end for now.”
She even waved her hand after finishing her sentence, pretending to behave maturely.
Qin Nan let out a sigh of relief after hearing this but remained speechless by Princess Miao Miao’s actions at the same time.
It seemed like this Princess Miao Miao loved to bring him despair, before showing him hopes, like an exciting rollercoaster ride.
The white-shirted lady in the palanquin remained silent for a while, before she calmly said, “If the Princess insists, I shall not demand further. That being said, from today onward, Qin Nan will not be permitted to enter any auction held by the Trading Alliance. If he does, the Trading Alliance will hunt him down. Of course, if Brother Qin Nan has a change of mind, you are welcome to trade the secrets of the Martial Serendipity Pavilion with the Trading Alliance. If the secrets are worth it, the Trading Alliance will fulfill your wish as best as we can.”
After saying this, the white-shirted lady commanded, “Raise the palanquin, we’re going back.”
The eight silver-plated warriors uttered a cry and raised the palanquin before rapidly leaving the scene.
The four Martial Emperor experts and the old lady in the air gave Qin Nan a glimpse before they, too, left the place.
The crowd collected their thoughts after seeing the withdrawal of the Trading Alliance before glancing at Qin Nan.
Initially, the Trading Alliance wished to befriend Qin Nan by gifting him a Golden Sacred Badge but he ended up being blacklisted.
They could not help but gave Qin Nan a pitiful look. It was quite a loss for anyone to be forbidden from entering the auctions of the Trading Alliance.
Qin Nan, though, remained expressionless. To him, what happened in the Martial Serendipity Pavilion was uncomparable to being blacklisted.
“Hmm?” Qin Nan’s gaze fell upon Fang Lin’s group of three and calmly said, “Judging from your looks, it seems like your sects are planning to have a brawl here? Well, that’s reasonable, since I’ve obtained important secrets from the Martial Serendipity Pavilion, your sects would be more than happy to learn them, too.”
Fang Lin and the elders’ faces stiffened, as their lips began to twitch.
What does he mean by that?
Even the Trading Alliance was being intimidated by the presence of Princess Miao Miao. They would not dare to use violence here even if they were given guts the size of the Heaven!
It was clear that Qin Nan’s intention was to slap their faces.
“No, not at all. Please don’t misunderstand…”
Fang Lin and the others were filled with a sense of hopelessness, as they forced a smile on their faces and backed off to forfeit the surrounding formation.
Zhang Taiyi was extremely excited to see the three elders hitting their heads against a brick. If he were more familiar with Princess Miao Miao, he would not miss this opportunity to bully the three sects with her help.
He did get picked on when the trial of Martial Serendipity Pavilion had started.
Qin Nan withdrew his gaze and glanced at Huang Long, Xu You, Mo Zishan and Da Hu, before he waved his hand and said, “I’ve got too many Fruits of Power on me. Here, one for each of you. It’s better than nothing if you exchange them with other materials. As for Huang Long, since you’ve passed two rounds, you won’t need it anymore.”
Xu You, Mo Zishan, and Da Hu were stunned looking at the Fruits of Power that Qin Nan gave them.
There was no doubt about the value of the Fruit of Power.
After seeing the three standing still, Qin Nan said with an unpleasant tone, “What? One Fruit of Power is not enough for you guys?”
Xu You and the rest immediately shook their heads, before letting out a smile. They then took one Fruit of Power each without any hesitation.
Previously, after seeing Qin Nan turning the tide and becoming the top genius among the top four sects, they could not help but feel a sense of distance from him.
Although they clearly understood that from today onward, the distance between them and Qin Nan would only grow further away, his actions now had no doubt brought warmth to their hearts.
Despite the differences in their strengths, at least in Qin Nan’s heart, they were still his friends.
“You have my thanks!”
Xu You, Mo Zishan, and Da Hu spoke at the same time, with faces filled with sincerity.