Book 9 Chapter 34 News
“Haha, the Monkey King is so amusing.” Li Jun erupted in laughter when she saw the Golden Eyed Monkey King’s pitiful expression.
“It’s too smart.”
Teng Qingshan stared at the Golden Eyed Monkey King with a smile. He then said to Li Jun, “It knows that I am going to store the wine with this water tank, which is why it kept trying to give me the wine jug… But this wine jug can only hold a small amount of wine.” At the side, Li Jun’s eyes gleamed and said, “Qingshan, since the Monkey King values the Scarlet Fruit Wine so greatly, it might follow us for the sake of the Scarlet Fruit Wine.”
With this, Li Jun made shrieking sounds as she began conversing with the Monkey King.
In Teng Qingshan’s opinion, the allegiance of the Golden Eyed Monkey King was insignificant since it was extremely difficult for a Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast to breakthrough into the Emptiness Realm! The Divine Bird ‘Blue Luan’ had been able to achieve a breakthrough only because it was gifted and was merely one step away from the Emptiness Realm.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi was also one step away from attaining the Emptiness Realm.
Although the Golden Eyed Monkey King was powerful, it was still much weaker when compared with the Six Legged Bladelike Chi and the Blue Luan when it was still a Golden Dan Innate Demonic Beast.
“OoooARARARARARA~~” The Golden Eyed Monkey felt so worried that it was about to cry.
“Qingshan.” Li Jun said with a helpless expression, “The Monkey King just won’t leave with us. It said that the troop of monkeys would be in danger if it left. It also said that the Scarlet Fruit Wine is extremely important to the newly born Steeled Arm Monkeys. Therefore, it pleads us to not take away all of the Scarlet Fruit Wine. It also said that our tank is too big.”
After pondering for a while, Teng Qingshan finally disclosed his purpose here. “Ask it for the secret recipe of the Scarlet Fruit Wine.”
“Ooo~~Ooooo!” Li Jun shrieked as she stared at the Golden Eyed Monkey King.
The Golden Eyed Monkey King was as intelligent as human beings. It pondered and hesitated.
“Hm?” Teng Qingshan knitted his brows. He immediately prepared to store the wine.
“Ooooo~~” The Golden Eyed Monkey King became nervous. It hastily waved its hand and spoke to Li Jun.
“Qingshan, it agreed.” Li Jun said in joy.
At this moment, the Golden Eyed Monkey King turned around in the chamber. He fiddled around with the bottles and carried a stony bowl over. There were different kinds of wild fruits, including a Scarlet Fruit, in the stony bowl.
“Ooo!” The Golden Eyed Monkey King shouted at Teng Qingshan and Li Jun.
Golden Eyed Monkey King then took many types of wild fruits and placed them on the ground. He placed the empty stone bowl on the ground and placed the wild fruits and the Scarlet Fruit into the bowl according to a ratio.
“Hahaha~~” Golden Eyed Monkey King carried the water jar and poured some water into the stone bowl. Simultaneously, it squealed towards Li Jun.
“Qingshan, the Monkey King said that we must use the spring water of the Steel Arm Monkey Mountain.
It then poured some of the green liquid stored into a small bottle.
As the Monkey King explained in detail, Teng Qingshan finally knew the secret recipe of the ‘Scarlet Fruit Wine,’ and the process turned out to be much more complicated than Teng Qingshan had imagined.
“Looking at the ratio, the amount added doesn’t have to be precise. Just an approximation would be enough.” Teng Qingshan thought to himself. He had begun memorizing everything. He tried to figure out the methods the materials were acquired. The Golden Eyed Monkey King even led Teng Qingshan and Li Jun in search for the materials. It personally led them to the location of the spring water and gave detailed instructions.
There were only three kinds of wild fruits Teng Qingshan and Li Jun did not recognize. Therefore, they could only memorize the birthplace and the appearance of the fruits.
In order to understand the secret receipt of the Scarlet Fruit Wine, Teng Qingshan and Li Jun stayed in the Steeled Arm Monkey Mountain for a total of six hours.
In the mountain chamber:
Teng Qingshan carried the stone bowl. He scooped up bowlfuls of Scarlet Fruit Wine and poured them into the water tank. To the side, the Golden Eyed Monkey King was so anxious that it tweaked its ears and scratch its cheeks. However, it could only watch obediently. There was nothing it could do.
“Qingshan, the Monkey King is afraid that we might take away all the Scarlet Fruit Wine.” Li Jun said as she laughed.
“The monkeys have been storing the Scarlet Fruit Wine for countless years.” Teng Qingshan looked at Li Jun and said, “Since the Scarlet Fruit Wine is very important to the monkeys, we can’t take away all of the Scarlet Fruit Wine.. I will only take 80% of the Scarlet Fruit Wine stored in this stone pit. The remaining 20% of the Scarlet Fruit Wine will be enough for the monkeys.”
Teng Qingshan was going to take 80% in one go!
“Walla~~” A stone bowl filled with Scarlet Fruit Wine was poured into the empty water tank.
Bowl after bowl!
The stone bowl was filled up repeatedly while the Scarlet Fruit Wine in the rectangular stone pit was continually decreasing.
“Ahhhhh!” The Monkey King shrieked.
Teng Qingshan still continued pouring the Scarlet Fruit Wine. After a while, he waved his hand and a flowing aqua blue light held the remaining Scarlet Fruit Wine up, allowing Teng Qingshan to see the bottom of the stone pit. The scene caused the Monkey King, who was off to the side, to panic. However, the aqua blue flowing light vanished immediately and the Scarlet Fruit Wine returned to the bottom of the pit.
TLN: So.. why didn’t he scoop up eighty percent of the Scarlet Fruit Wine this way… He wasted time scooping bowls after bowls…?
“20% of the Scarlet Fruit Wine remains..” Teng Qingshan stared at the huge tank beside him. Presently, over half of the tank had been filled.
“This should be enough, right?” Li Jun asked. She felt slightly embarrassed as the Monkey King was watching pitifully at the side.
“Yes, it’s enough.” Teng Qingshan covered the water tank and carried it on his back.
“Let’s go.” Teng Qingshan and Li Jun headed outside. The Golden Eyed Monkey King stared at the Scarlet Fruit Wine in the rectangular stone pit and was deeply saddened by this sight. In the past, over half of the stone pit was filled with Scarlet Fruit Wine, but now, the amount of the Scarlet Fruit Wine had sunk to the bottom. Fortunately, the two humans left 20% of the Scarlet fruit Wine.
“Li Jun, who was about to leave, suddenly turned and called out, bidding farewell to the Golden Eyed Monkey King. “Monkey King, we are leaving. Thanks. We will visit you often.”
The Monkey King scowled
“OoooOoahraa!” The Monkey King stared at the rectangular stone pit. It was already thinking about the best location to hide the Scarlet Fruit Wine. It must absolutely prevent the humans from discovering the Scarlet Fruit Wine. The monkeys had stored the Scarlet Fruit Wine for many generations, but now, over eighty percent of their Scarlet Fruit Wine was taken away.
Under the gaze of over a thousand Steeled Arm Monkeys, Teng Qingshan carried the tank filled with Scarlet Fruit Wine on his back and jumped onto the back of the Six Legged Bladelike Chi with Li Jun.
The Six Legged Bladelike Chi’s two pairs of wings vibrated as it launched into the air and left the Steeled Arm Monkey Mountain.
“OooOoo!” Squeals and shrieks immediately sounded on the Steeled Arm Monkey Mountain.
When the Six Legged Bladelike Chi returned to the Nine Wolf Island, it was already afternoon.
On the island, Xue Xin looked up and saw the Six Legged Bladelike Chi gliding down rapidly.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun leapt off the Six Legged Bladelike Chi and alighted on the ground. “Teacher.” Xue Xin greeted and approached.
“There is only this much Scarlet Fruit Wine. The Scarlet Fruit Wine is very difficult to make. Therefore, we have to drink the Scarlet Fruit Wine sparingly.” Teng Qingshan thought to himself, However, his own disciples would definitely get the chance to drink the Scarlet Fruit Wine.
“Xue Xin, follow me.” Teng Qingshan carried the big tank and headed towards the residence with Li Jun.
Xue Xin immediately followed behind.
“Xue Xin, have you had lunch?” Li Jun asked with a smile.
“Madame, I have not.” Xue Xin answered respectfully.
“Eh.” Li Jun looked around and said, “The Nine Wolf Island does have a good environment, but there’s nothing edible here. We have to purchase the meat and vegetables outside. It is very troublesome.” After living on the island for a day, Li Jun realized the inconvenience of living on the Nine Wolf Island.
“Little Jun, do you have a solution?” Teng Qingshan asked as he stared at Li Jun with a smile.
Li Jun smiled and nodded as she replied, “Of course, I specifically came to the Nine Wolf Island to live here for a long time. However, I am now the substitute High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult so I am in charge of many things. Therefore, I will deploy one hundred bodyguards here. They will wash our clothes and cook for us. Moreover, it will be more convenient for me to issue my orders to the outside world through them.
“Guards?” Teng Qingshan froze for a brief second.
“One hundred beautiful ladies.” Li Jun giggled as she glanced at Teng Qingshan.
“One hundred ladies?” Teng Qingshan rubbed his nose.
On the Land of the Nine Prefectures, the wife’s maids were naturally the girls that warmed the beds of the husband… Those guards were like maids.
“Feeling some temptations?” Li Jun whispered as she snickered and stared at Teng Qingshan.
“You are really..” Teng Qingshan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as he responded quickly, “Xue Xin is still there.” Li Jun had lived in the Land of the Nine Prefectures since a young age. Thus, she didn’t mind if a man had more than one wife. After all, all the men here had more than one wife… However, Teng Qingshan thought differently. He really wasn’t accustomed to this.
“Xue Xin, follow me.”
Teng Qingshan had prepared to let Xue Xin drink the Scarlet Fruit Wine.
Two days after Xue Xin drank the Scarlet Fruit Wine, Teng Shou and Yang Dong, who both came to the Nine Wolf Island, also drank the Scarlet Fruit Wine. Due to the Scarlet Fruit Wine, Xue Xin’s strength increased by six thousand Jin, while the strength of the Second Disciple ‘Yang Dong’ increased by four thousand Jin.
However, the one whose strength increased the most was Teng Shou.
After he drank the Scarlet Fruit Wine, his strength increased by almost twenty thousand Jin, which was very close to the amount of strength Teng Qingshan had acquired in the past.
When the three disciples consumed the Scarlet Fruit Wine, Teng Qingshan maintained a sense of balance.
The arrival of Li Jun’s one hundred bodyguards gave Teng Qingshan a headache. All the bodyguards were inner strength experts, which was why they were able to become the bodyguards of the Substitute High Priestess! Since they were all inner strength experts, they had begun exercising since a young age, and thus all the bodyguards had extremely impressive figures. Since they had been chosen as bodyguards, their appearance were evidently above average.
On the Nine Wolf Island, these bodyguards wouldn’t don armor. All of them would normally wear maid outfits.
Being surrounded by one hundred beautiful ladies every day really made Teng Qingshan feel awkward.
Two months after Teng Qingshan retrieved the Scarlet Fruit Wine.
Teng Qingshan and Li Jun now lived in the largest mansion on the entire Nine Wolf Island. This mansion needed to accommodate one hundred maids as well. Hence, it wasn’t sufficient for the mansion to be small.
“Lord.” Teng Qingshan walked in the mansion and maids could be seen everywhere.
“Yes.” Teng Qingshan nodded and asked, “Where is Madame?”
“Madame is in the study room.” The maid hastily reported.
Teng Qingshan shook his head and sighed to himself, “Now that she’s the substitute High Priestess, she does have many things to do. Little Jun’s teacher, the High Priestess of the Snowy Lotus Cult is so lazy.” At this moment—Teng Qingshan walked outside the study room.
Dressed in purple clothes, Li Jun sat bolt upright before the table, frowning as she read the piece of information on it.
“Lord.” The voices of the two maids standing at the door of the study room startled Li Jun.
“What are you reading? Why are you so focused?” Teng Qingshan smiled and walked over.
“Qingshan, take a look.” Li Jun handed the piece of information over.
Teng Qingshan took it glanced over it. However, his facial expression then changed and he began reading it more thoroughly.
“The Heavenly God Palace..”
Teng Qingshan was astounded as he remarked, “The Heavenly God Palace is so ambitious.”
“Yea.” Li Jun stood up and responded, “The Sovereign has commanded it, and the branches of the Heavenly God Palace cannot disobey.”
“Hong Tian City… The Heavenly God Palace had already eradicated one of the eight Supreme Sects, the Xiao Yao Palace. Now, the Heavenly God Palace is going to attack Hong Tian City, located northeast of Youzhou.” Teng Qingshan gasped and sighed. “The Heavenly God Palace is indeed a troublesome presence. It is too ambitious.”