Huang Xiaolong decided to exchange one thousand top saint grade spirit stones because he didnt want to stand out, but he still attracted the attention of the masters present in the hall…
“Ill take these one thousand top saint grade spirit stones!” While the shop employee was still stupefied looking at the pile of top saint grade spirit stones, a voice broke the silence.
Huang Xiaolong and everyone in the hall turned to look at the voices owner and a young man clad in a black robes walked out from the crowd.
What attracted Huang Xiaolongs attention was the fire phoenix emblem on the chest of that young mans black robe.
Someone from the Vermilion Bird Institute!
Moreover, only elite disciples of the institute wore black-colored robes.
No one present noticed the glimmer in the depth of Huang Xiaolongs eyes when he saw the black-robed young man.
The Vermilion Bird Institutes elite disciple, Cheng Huaian, walked up without a glance at the shop employee, speaking directly to Huang Xiaolong, “These thousand top saint grade spirit stones, I want them.
Ill give you three hundred thousand for each, total three hundred million.” His tone condescending, not negotiating, but ordering, as if giving Huang Xiaolong three hundred thousand for each top saint grade spirit stone was doing Huang Xiaolong a great favor.
Finished speaking, Cheng Huaian didnt wait for Huang Xiaolongs answer, his hand reached out to collect the one thousand spirit stones.
As for the three hundred million that he spoke of, they were nowhere to be seen.
Apparently, this guy was trying to get a windfall with an empty hand…
However, before Cheng Huaians hand touched the pile of one thousand top saint grade spirit stones, a light flashed and every stone returned to Huang Xiaolongs Asura Ring.
Cheng Huaian was stunned.
“Excuse me,” Huang Xiaolong said, his expression aloof, My one thousand top saint grade spirit stones will only be exchanged with this shop.”
Surprisingly, Cheng Huaian wasnt angered by Huang Xiaolongs words, laughing instead, “I say, kiddo, it seems you dont know who I am.
Things that I, Cheng Huaian, want, which shop in the Vermilion Bird City dares to compete with me You insist to exchange in this shop, but does this shop dare to exchange with you” He turned to the shop staff, ordering: “Go call your Supervisor!”
Very soon, a supervisor-looking middle-aged man came running out until he was in front of Cheng Huaian, flustered and frightened as he guaranteed that the shop wouldn\'t accept any exchange transactions with Huang Xiaolong.
Watching the supervisors terrified expression, Cheng Huaian nodded with satisfaction, then turned to mock Huang Xiaolong, “See So, do you still want to exchange with this shop Hehe, would you like to try other shops in Vermilion Bird City”
Huang Xiaolong remained unperturbed, “If no shops in Vermilion Bird City are willing to exchange, Ill go to other cities.”
Although Huang Xiaolong didn\'t know this Cheng Huaians background, he could vaguely guess.
The Cheng Family was one of five of Vermilion Birds hegemony forces, rivaling the Vermilion Bird Institute.
Furthermore, Cheng Huaian wasnt just an ordinary elite disciple of the institute, otherwise he wouldnt behave in such imperious manner in Vermilion Bird City.
Hearing Huang Xiaolong say that hed go exchange in other cities, Cheng Huaian eyes narrowed dangerously, this was the first time someone dared to defy him.
“Kiddo, think of the consequences of your actions.” Cheng Huaian sneered, “Trading with me can still get you 300 million.
If you exit Vermilion Bird City, forget 300 million, you wouldn\'t even get one Zhuque coin! Who knows, you might even lose your little life!” Cheng Huaian stared piercingly at Huang Xiaolong, his eyes thick with murderous light.
Huang Xiaolong ignored Cheng Huaian words and walked out of the shop.
He subsequently tried several other shops in Vermilion Bird City, but when he failed to exchange in these shops, he put on an exasperated face, unwillingly heading toward the citys exit to go another city.
When Cheng Huaian received the report from his subordinate, a cold sneer spread over his face, “Kiddo, you chose this, so dont blame me.” He headed toward the city gates as he said this, chasing behind Huang Xiaolong.
Though confident of his background, Cheng Huaian dared not really kill inside Vermilion Bird City.
However, outside of Vermilion Bird City was a different story.
It didnt take long for Cheng Huaian to catch up to Huang Xiaolong, grinning coldly as he watched Huang Xiaolongs figure slightly up ahead.
Noticing that Huang Xiaolong was truly heading to the nearby city, Cheng Huaian smirked.
In a blur, he appeared right in front of Huang Xiaolong.
Cheng Huaian stood with his arms folded across his chest, chuckling with malice, “Kiddo, didnt I warn you If you leave Vermilion Bird City, not only will you not get 300 million for those spirit stones, you might even lose your little life.
Now, are you taking out those one thousand top saint grade spirit stones yourself, or do you want me to do it”
Huang Xiaolong watched Cheng Huaian, suddenly flashing a smile full of bloodlust, “Your status in Vermilion Bird Institute is very high, right”
Cheng Huaian was stumped for a moment, failing to understand why Huang Xiaolong would ask if he had a high status.
“Correct.” Not thinking too much about Huang Xiaolongs question, his manner complacent, “Not only am I the grandson of the Cheng Familys Great Grand Elder, Im also Vermilion Bird Institute Grand Elder Wudes personal disciple.
My Master Wude is in charge of the Vermilion Bird Institutes Punishment Hall, even the Institute Principal has to mind his manners in front of my Master.”
Huang Xiaolong nodded, “Im glad.” He had decided to use this elite disciples identity as a disguise.
Another reason was that elite disciples were less eye-catching than an Elder or a Grand Elder.
Moreover, elite disciples need not take tasks and leave the institute, giving Huang Xiaolong ample time to stay inside the Vermilion Bird Institute.
The problem was, an ordinary elite disciple was not authorized to enter the inner section of the library, whereas for the information about the Vermilion Bird Divine Fire, more likely than not, would be in the inner section.
Therefore, an elite disciple with Cheng Huanan status was ideal.
As Cheng Huaian grew increasingly confused, Huang Xiaolongs hands waved outwards.
Almost unnoticeable golden lights glimmered in the airspace as golden silkworm threads spread out, locking the surrounding space and creating a barrier from the outside world.
This was an ancient divine artifact, the God Restricting Golden Silkthread Rope.
It fell into Huang Xiaolongs hands after the Azure Dragon Institutes Grand Elder Li Qingming died.
At this moment, Huang Xiaolongs peak late-Ninth Order God Realm aura was fully released.
Cheng Huaian was terrified as his pupils dilated looking at Huang Xiaolong; this man was not a late-Third Order God Realm!
“You, who are you! What do you want” Forcing himself to calm down, Cheng Huaian demanded in false bravado.
Huang Xiaolong was too lazy to entertain Cheng Huaians nonsense.
A powerful suction force from his hands pulled Cheng Huaian toward him, then he scoured Cheng Huaian soul.
A short while later, the soul-scouring ended and a palm strike exterminated Cheng Huaians soul.
In the next second, Huang Xiaolongs features, height, and body shape transformed into Cheng Huaians.
An exact copy.
Huang Xiaolong then changed into Cheng Huaians elite disciple robe before retrieving the God Restricting Golden Silkthread Rope and flying in the direction of the Vermilion Bird Institute.
When he stepped into the Vermilion Bird City once more, everything was calm and peaceful.
Huang Xiaolong no longer needed to exchange any Zhuque coins.
As the Cheng Family Great Grand Elders grandson, as well as Vermilion Bird Institute Grand Elder Wudes personal disciple, Cheng Huaians spatial ring did not lack Zhuque coins.
After taking a round the Cheng Familys estate, Huang Xiaolong finally made his way to the Vermilion Bird Citys transmission array, paid the fees, and was transferred inside the Vermilion Bird Institutes grounds.
‘This is the Vermilion Bird Institute Stepping out from the transmission array, Huang Xiaolong thought to himself.
In the large square up ahead was a giant statue of a fire phoenix.
Huang Xiaolong leaped into the air.
Following the memory from Cheng Huaian, he flew toward the mountain where his dwelling place was located.
As for the Vermilion Bird Institute, he could visit it in a day or two.
Even if he wanted to hurry, there were things that couldn\'t be rushed.
It took him twenty years of research before he could pinpoint the Black Tortoise Divine Fires location.
The time he was going to spend here would not be short.