“As you all know, in our Serene Water Region, this kind of technique is generally only in the hands of the major forces in Bi You City. It can rarely be seen outside!” The Serene Clan man who took out the codex said loudly and anxiously.
“No matter how rare it is, it’s useless. Most of the hell rivers are remote and dangerous, and condensing heavy water is time-consuming and labor-intensive. After forging, it can only be sold to the major forces for forging weapin. This Thousand Condense Water Code is completely useless these days.”
“This is the third time you have brought this thing. No one will pay for it. Just give up on it.”
“If it is 3,000 hell stones, I can consider buying it, haha!“
“You…” The man behind the stone table trembled slightly due to anger, causing the mist that enveloped his body to begin to flow randomly.
“Enough, after 10 seconds, if there is no one giving a price, then please return to your place.” At this moment, the long-bearded old man beside the stone table said slowly.
“I want it.”
Just when this person was about to pick up and codex and walk down dejectedly, a voice sounded from a corner.
Many people were startled by the person who made the call. They couldn’t help but look at the person who wanted to buy this useless codex.
The person who sold the codex was dumbfounded too.
The bidder was standing in the corner, but like the others, he was also enveloped in a gray mist.
It was Liu Ming.
With this technique, he could go to the hell river to wash his body with hell river water to practice the last few Hell Bone Secret techniques while forging the 12 Mountain River Pearls at the same time.
“Oh? You are willing to buy this Thousand Condense Water Code with 10,000 hell stones?” Hearing the words, the long-bearded old man by the stone table also cast his eyes and asked.
“I don’t have enough hell stones, but I can use this as payment.” As Liu Ming spoke, he stood up and appeared in front of the stone table with a flicker. As soon as he touched it, a pair of silver-white feathered wings with a width of about 3 meters appeared on the stone table.
The feathers on the wings shone with silver light as if they were made of sterling silver. There was black air lingering around it. It was making a low hum sound.
“Could this be… the wings of the Real Pellet State ghost owl!”
“Tch tch, the ghost owl’s wings are as solid as a rock, but as light as a feather. It is a rare excellent material to force wing-type weapon !”
Obviously, the people who came to participate in this exchange meeting had extraordinary eyesight. They could appraise this item by looking from afar.
“Yes, the Real Pellet State intermediate stage ghost owl’s wings and is well preserved. As long as both parties have no opinion, it can be exchanged.” The long-bearded old man’s eyes flashed, and he said calmly.
“Can this thing and 5,000 hell stones exchange your Thousand Condense Water Code?” Liu Ming looked at the man behind the table and asked.
“To… be honest, I’m in need of hell stones, which is why I’m selling this codex. Since you can trade with this Real Pellet State yin beast’s wings, you are already sincere. If you can raise the hell stones to 6,000, I will reluctantly agree on this offer.” As a result, this person showed a reluctant appearance and said in a euphemistic tone.
Looking at the man’s hesitant look, he intended to raise the price. Liu Ming couldn’t help frowning.
“This friend, I would like to offer 4,200 hell stones to buy this pair of ghost owl wings. I wonder if you like this offer?” As a result, the people below the stage began to make offers to Liu Ming.
“I’m willing to pay 4,500 hell stones…” Another voice asked with interest.
“I’ll give you 4,800, sell it to me.” As soon as the voice fell, it was overtaken by another voice.
“Wait, wait! I have made up my mind. Since sir is so sincere, I will agree with sir’s offer.” When the person saw that the price of the ghost owl feather wings offered by Liu Ming seemed to be on the rise, he dispelled most of his hesitant, called out hurriedly and threw the codex over.
Liu Ming grabbed the codex and quickly scanned it with Divin Thought. After confirming that it was correct, he snorted, took out a bag, counted 50 intermediate grade hell stones, and gave them to the man together with the silver feather wings.
He then returned to his seat.
After the Serene Clan behind the stone table went down, the exchange continued.
In the following time, many people naturally came forward to take out their treasures and made their own demands.
Even later, many hell weapons unique to the Serene Clan appeared.
Speaking of these hell weapons, Liu Ming got a general idea in the past month or so.
Hell weapons were mostly forged with the materials of ghost creatures combined with some ores unique to the underworld. Unlike spiritual weapons, hell weapons could only be activated with yin qi.
The enchantment engraved on hell weapon was called the hell pattern. Like the spiritual weapon, the grades were divided by 9 layers of patterns, which were inferior grade, intermediate grade, upper grade and superb. Once the hell patterns were more than 36 layers, it was considered as a magic weapon.
Because in the deepest underworld, the Serene Clan all practiced ghost techniques, and the yin qi here was very pure, so these Serene Clan’s control and familiarity with yin qi were far greater than the human race, so Serene Clan’s level of forging hell weapons was also very superb. The quality was much higher than that of the Middle Sky Continent. Most of the finished hell weapons were often forged in sets.
The final treasure of this exchange was a set of 6 bone blades of magic weapon prototype. They were forged with the 6 leg bones of a Real Pellet State six-legged ghost lion and were engraved with 36 hell patterns in the same way. Its power shouldn’t be underestimated
With Liu Ming’s current net worth, he of course couldn’t afford such treasures. This treasure finally sold for a sky-high price of 58,000 hell stones.
However, Liu Ming also used the materials of the other 2 Real Pellet State ghost creatures and 3,000 hell stones to exchange a magic weapon prototype hell weapon. It was a set of 1 long sword and 1 short sword, Mother Son Yin Soul Swords.
After all, he was going to stay in the deepest underworld for a while. In front of others, except for the Dragon Tiger Hell Prison, the rest of his techniques and spiritual weapons couldn’t be used. This set of flying swords just solved his urgent need.
Half a day later, in the secret room of a secluded inn in Cold Moon City, Liu Ming looked at a gray sword box in his hand and a tattered book with a delighted expression.
He was surprised to exchange the flying swords with some ghost creature materials that were of no use to him and some hell stones.
However, he took out 3 Real Pellet State ghost creature materials in a row, and he also acquired a codex that was considered to be useless. His generous spending more or less attracted some people’s attention.
He decided to stay behind closed doors for a period of time.
For the next half a year, Liu Ming changed the inn every once in a while. During this period, apart from occasionally going to the city to inquire about news, he stayed at his residence and comprehended the Thousand Condense Water Code.
After half a year.
In front of the City Lord Mansion in Cold Moon City, there was an acre-sized circular open space. This was the central square.
On the square, there was a huge black jade board with a size of 24 meters. Various of missions would be posted from time to time.
At this moment, the Hell Sun was the strongest during the day. The whole Cold Moon City was full of rich black yin qi, and the central square was no exception.
In front of the black jade board in the center, it was crowded with people, creating a lively scene.
“The city lord is recruiting powerhouses for the escort mission. En… it’s about time for that.” An elderly Serene Clan with white hair said slowly, looking at the top line of the black jade board.
“Senior, may I know what’s going on with this escort mission?” Beside the old man, a seven-foot burly man in a green robe asked with a little doubt.
“You don’t know about this tribute?” The old man asked suspiciously when he heard the words.
“To be honest, I didn’t know much about this matter as I just came to the Cold Moon City not for long. I hope senior can give me some pointers.” The burly man in a green robe said respectfully.
“Oh, no wonder. Speaking of this tribute, it’s a grand event in our Serene Water Region…” The old man seemed to understand this matter very well.
It turned out that every 50 years, Serene Clan’s forces in the Serene Water Region, including the Cold Moon City, would pay tributes to Bi You City, the main city of Serene Water Region, to show their submission and respect.
Since the various Serene Clan forces were at different distances from Bi You City, they would naturally encounter various unexpected situations on the road. In addition, the various Serene Clan forces would also take the opportunity to fight each other, so the journey to escort the treasure was very dangerous. The escort teams often suffered large numbers of casualties or even complete annihilation.
On the one hand, the tribute must be done. On one hand, it could show the strength of various forces. The forces that couldn’t even pay a tribute would be considered as weaklings. They would be excluded in various ways.
On the other hand, the performance of various forces in the process of paying tributes also determined the status of each Serene Clan force in the mind of Serene King Bi You. Once a force lost the trust of the Serene King and was deemed as a weak force, it would soon be annexed by other Serene Clan forces.
Some people even speculate that Bi You deliberately used this move to weed out the weak, select powerhouses, and hone the Serene Clan forces within his management.
“In this way, all Serene Clan forces can complete the escort mission only by dispatching elites.” The burly man in a green robe said noncommittally after hearing this.
“If you think so, you are very wrong. Although there is no clear regulation for the cultivation of the members of each Serene Clan faction to contribute to the team, each Serene Clan force generally won’t send Real Pellet State or above so as not to be ridiculed by other forces. At the same time, in order not to violate the wishes of Sir Bi You to train the younger generation of Serene Clan, for every tribute, although they will go all out, they only send those of the Crystallization Period to the Real Pellet State.” The old man twisted his beard while explaining slowly.
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