Chapter 897 - The Four-Sided Netherworld Pillar
As everyone knew, the badges of Shadow City were classified into seven groups, and only a few would be given a purple badge.
They would either be extremely talented geniuses or those with formidable backgrounds, for example the sons of Martial Monarchs or Sect Leaders.
However, judging from Sima Kong's appearance, he was most likely someone with a shocking background instead of a talented genius.
"Err…brother…I'm sorry…please forgive us…" The young man was terrified, whose voice began to stammer.
Cold sweat began to appear on their foreheads.
"Piss off, watch where you're going next time."
Sima Kong calmly waved his hand in an imperious manner.
The two immediately left the scene at their fastest speed as if their death sentence had just been withdrawn.
The pair would not dare to act scornfully there at Shadow City after this incident.
"Fatty, where did you rob the purple badge from?" Qin Nan immediately transmitted his voice to Sima Kong.
"What do you mean rob? It's called stealing, I'm the successor of the Emperor of Thieves, and it is an art!" Sima Kong rolled his eyes before he blurted out, "I'm not boasting. Apart from fighting, is there anything that I can't do? I actually forged it myself, even the Shadow Pagoda wouldn't be able to identify it…"
"Forged it?" Qin Nan was stunned.
He could not help but admit that Sima Kong had never ceased to amaze him with his capabilities.
"Here, I've sold one before, and this is the last piece remaining. Take it. There was once a Martial Monarch Realm expert cultivating in seclusion with the name Martial Monarch Wang Liang, and this badge means that you're his successor." Sima Kong took out a purple badge and handed it to Qin Nan.
Qin Nan immediately received it. The purple badge might come in handy at Shadow City.
"Oh my, that reminds me too." Sima Kong checked his surroundings before transmitting his voice, "Qin Nan, you know about the maps that can alter one's destiny, right? Have you heard of map-betting? There are many places that do it here at Shadow City. I believe with your eye-technique, and my wisdom, we're going to win a fortune…"
Qin Nan frowned.
He had learned about map-betting from the All-Knowing Scroll. It was a kind of bet that involved maps related to destiny-altering fortunate encounters.
Normally, it was hard to tell what kind of danger a map containing clues to a destiny-altering fortunate encounter would lead them to, not to mention the details about the fortunate encounter.
Therefore, some people would collect the maps and sell them in bulk.
There were two ways to determine the value of the maps. Firstly, checking out the fortunate encounter themselves. Secondly, was using a rare loot known as the "Blue Godly Liquid". By dropping a drop of the liquid onto the map, the brightness of the reaction was equivalent to the value of the fortunate encounter.
That being said, the Blue Godly Liquid only had a three-tenths accuracy, and most cultivators would avoid using the Blue Godly Liquid as it would expose the value of their maps to the others.
"My eye-technique is only going to peek through them, it wouldn't matter much about the value of the maps." Qin Nan said after a pause.
"Hehe, that's not all of it. Why do you think the Blue Godly Liquid has three-tenths of a chance of determining the value of the fortunate encounter on the maps? That's because the maps with incredible fortunate counters are marked by the presence of the Heavens and Earth, thus those linked to a greater fortunate encounter would have a greater presence of the Heavens and Earth…"
Sima Kong uttered a laugh before his eyes flickered, "I've got something here that would allow your eye-technique to observe the presence of the Heavens and Earth. That being said, your eye-technique has to be extraordinary in the first place. Otherwise, it would make your eyes blind instead."
This was why Sima Kong needed Qin Nan's help.
He believed that Qin Nan's eyes had fulfilled the requirement.
Qin Nan glanced at Sima Kong curiously.
He did not expect this guy to have such a remarkable ploy.
"Let's put that aside for now." Qin Nan pondered before saying, "I'm here mainly for the Shadow Pagoda. I'm looking for some important intel."
Map-betting would only earn him Monarch Crystals.
Besides, it went without saying that Sima Kong's capabilities would be somehow restricted. There was no way he could fully abuse it.
To Qin Nan, it was more important for him to collect the force of the Heavens and Earth.
"Intel?" Sima Kong thought for a moment before he explained, "The intel from the Shadow Pagoda is quite unique. Having Monarch Crystals alone is not going to help you find the intel you want. Firstly, you have to earn their respect with your capabilities, regardless of your identity. Come, I'll bring you to the Shadow Pagoda.
Qin Nan nodded. He knew some of the rules too.
However, he still needed to take a look himself.
The duo swiftly headed to the center of the city. A while later, they arrived at the pitch-black pillar towering into the sky.
Qin Nan's eyes glistened.
Standing before the pitch black, Qin Nan could feel a strange force encapsulating him like chains.
"Qin Nan, this is the Four-Sided Netherworld Pillar, which is one of the two heirloom treasures of the Shadow Pagoda. Its strength has exceeded Monarch Weapons, which is on par with half-God Weapons.
"Four-Sided Netherworld Pillar, huh?"
Qin Nan murmured as he took a deep breath while unleashing his progenitor force.
It felt uncomfortable being encapsulating by the force from the pillar.
After getting rid of the unpleasant feeling, the duo followed the crystal-like path and entered the first-floor of the Four-Sided Netherworld Pillar.
There was no sign of cultivators from the outside, but as they entered the first-floor, an uproar could be heard.
"What's going on? Where is my intel?"
"I've been waiting here for three hours? Is it that difficult to get some information? It's not like I'm not paying you guys!"
"Where is your elder! This is unacceptable!"
"Damn it, this again!'
The voices were all curses.
With a rough glance, Qin Nan observed that most of the cultivators were Martial Progenitors. Only the disciples of the Shadow Pagoda were Martial Sacreds.
"Hehe, the Shadow Pagoda is a strange place like that. It doesn't matter how rich you are, or how high your cultivation is, as long as you have yet to earn their respect, everything else will be in vain…" Sima Kong's eyes flickered as he glanced at the enraged cultivators.
Selling intel was such a great way to earn money. If I managed to steal the All-Knowing Orb from the Shadow Pagoda, wouldn't I be rich?
"Greetings, how can I help you?"
A gentle voice could be heard at that instant.