Chapter 949 - Red-Lettered Quest
"What a surprise, that's very impressive." The Nine-Tailed Monarch Beast flew over from a distance away, her eyes flickering with admiration.
She had witnessed the entire scene.
Qin Nan let out a smile and shook his head, "Senior, I'll be leaving."
"Now?" The Nine-Tailed Monarch Beast was astounded.
Didn't this kid want the three geniuses to be his mount? Why wasn't he waiting for them to decide upon collecting their thoughts?
She could not make the decision for them. It depended on how they would decide.
If they still assumed it was not enough, it meant that Qin Nan had placed his hopes on the wrong people.
The Nine-Tailed Monarch Beast came to a realization. She brought Qin Nan and left the place, leaving Ao Cangtian, Jiu Jiu, and Yang Qi on the dojo, as solid as statues.
After leaving the Ten Thousand Beast Garden, Qin Nan headed back to the Human Peak.
"Everyone is cultivating diligently."
Qin Nan quickly scanned the geniuses in the cultivation grounds of each mountain and nodded.
Qin Nan frowned as he arrived at the Human Peak.
A day later, the Heavenly Fortune force inside the two hounds and one mouse had reached a limit, indicating an approaching breakthrough. Meanwhile, there was something new in the Dao Origin Crystal.
He quickly proceeded to the Dao Origin Crystal.
"Master? So you're our master?"
"He looks pretty ordinary."
As soon as Qin Nan entered, seven gazes inspected him and spoke with hints of disappointment.
They were the seven half-Martial God Skeletons, whose intelligence had been born after absorbing the Vital Qi. Their cultivations were currently at the first-layer Martial Progenitor Realm.
However, due to the pride that remained in their bones, they looked down on Qin Nan after being aware of his cultivation.
"Shut up!" Before Qin Nan could speak, Xiao Hong snapped coldly and said, "Bow!"
The seven skeletons shuddered as if they had encountered something terrifying, and immediately bowed forward.
The same action was simultaneously performed in an orderly fashion.
Xiao Hong nodded, as if she were a general training her soldiers.
"Master, they are just idiots, I hope you won't mind." Xiao Hong said, causing the seven skeletons to twist their bodies, as if they were not satisfied with her saying so.
"Forget it." Qin Nan waved his hand and said with a hint of surprise, "Your cultivation has reached the third-layer Martial Progenitor Realm?"
"Mm, master, I can easily fight a fifth-layer Martial Progenitor, and with the seven together, we can even keep a seventh-layer Martial Progenitor occupied!" Xiao Hong spoke in a clear tone.
Qin Nan nodded with satisfaction.
Apart from her cultivation, after taking in streams of Vital Qi, it appeared that Xiao Hong's intelligence had improved significantly as well.
"Master Yellow has arrived!"
"Master Blacky has arrived!"
"Master Mouse has arrived!"
A loud voice could be heard at that moment.
The two Heavenly Fortune Hounds entered with an imperious aura, while the Heavenly Fortune Mouse stood on top of Blacky placing its hands at its back with a thoughtful gaze, similar to Qin Nan's appearance when he rode the Skyhowl Wolf.
The eight skeletons in the Dao Origin Crystal were stunned.
Where did these two hounds and one mouse come from, acting so disdainfully?
"What is it? Showing off after coming out of seclusion?" Qin Nan's eyes squinted with a faint cold flicker.
"Oh, my incredible Young Master, how would I dare to show off before you? Your brilliance lights up the world like the sun and the moon…"
The two hounds shuddered and immediately bowed down sincerely in front of Qin Nan, leaving blank expressions on the skeletons behind him.
Qin Nan was left speechless, before his eyes glistened.
He had taken a glimpse of the two hounds and one mouse with his left eye. It appeared that a force belonging to the Heavenly Fortune Tribe had begun to awaken in their bodies, similar to the aura shown by Madam Heavenly Fortune.
The strength of Madam Heavenly Fortune was unimaginable. Although he was clueless about what they were capable of now, their help would surely be crucial in the future.
"For you eight, you will be named from Little First to Little Seventh, and Xiao Hong. Yellow, Blacky, and Mouse, remember each other's names," Qin Nan pondered and said, "From today onward, you will be a family."
These were his people for now.
The two hounds and one mouse exchanged glances with the eight skeletons, each of their eyes filled with a hint of curiosity and disdain.
"I'll go and find myself a suitable quest." Qin Nan said.
The Monarch Horoscope Contest would be taking place in half a year's time. It was difficult for him to improve significantly if he were to stay in the Dragon Emperor Clan, thus it was better for him to train himself at various forbidden areas.
Not only could he accept a quest from the Quest Hall, he could find some of the latest news regarding the forbidden areas too.
As soon as Qin Nan made his first step, the two hounds and one mouse immediately followed him.
…Meanwhile, at the Quest Hall…
Many disciples were heading to the Quest Hall at a hurried pace and left with a sense of urgency. Some even came in groups led by Peak Leaders and elders.
The Quest Hall was extremely crowded.
The same sight was taking place in the other factions. The disciples clearly knew that they would only have a chance to soar into the sky by taking gambles in the forbidden areas.
As soon as Qin Nan, the two hounds, and one mouse arrived at the hall, they immediately concealed their presence and stood in a corner.
"The Ancient Rock Mountain Range has the rare phenomenon of the Immortal Lotus, which is very possibly a destiny-altering fortunate encounter. The disciples are welcomed to take a look. The Golden Corpse is said to have appeared in the Golden Corpse River, which will most likely lead you to the succession of the Golden Corpse…"
Qin Nan frowned as he checked the quests.
He had completely forgotten about the problem at hand. He had found two of the treasures left by the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch, with only one remaining.
But where exactly was the last piece of treasure?
Did he just go to a random place to try his luck?
At that moment…
A line of blinding red words appeared at the Quest Hall.
"It seems like some succession has been located!"
"Gasp, since the Ranking Battle of the Monarch Ranking, there has already been eight successions found! I heard that one of them was left by Emperor Yulong a few thousand years ago!"
"The decision of the Monarch Ranking has brought a dramatic change. A new era has begun, so the fortunate encounters have come with it."
The Quest Hall was instantly filled with a great uproar.
"Mm? A quest written in red letters?"
Qin Nan raised his eyebrows and took a closer look, before shaking his head. The succession was quite interesting, but it did not necessarily contain the third treasure of the Heaven-Shattering Martial Monarch.
It appeared that he would have to ask the Shadow Pagoda for information.
"Master Qin Nan, you have to go to that place!"
The two Heavenly Fortune Hounds suddenly shook their tails rapidly in excitement.