Man Huang Feng Bao, Chapter 531: Sea Demon
The sounds of footsteps suddenly resounded.
Because of the dense mist, nothing could be seen, but the ears of Ye Chuan suddenly stood erect and he came back to his senses. He then took out Iron Blooded Banner at the fastest speed and directed his dense killing intent towards the direction of those footsteps.
Although Qing Tianhou, State Teacher Jiang Tunsheng and numerous devils had already left, it didn’t mean that there were no powerful loose cultivators around. Therefore, Ye Chuan didn’t dare to let his guard down. After he was severely injured by Qing Tianhou, now he couldn’t use most of his techniques, so, if he encountered powerful devils now, then the consequences would be unimaginable.
“Your Excellency, it’s me!”
A vaguely familiar voice came from the midst of the mist, and not long after, a tall figure walked out of the mist. His face was filled with wrinkles and he held a dragon headed cane. He was none other than infamous Outlying Islands Sanren.
Ye Chuan was surprised and secretly felt relief, but he didn’t dare to lower his guard.
In the Great Monarch Grave, not only this old devil didn’t hit him when he was down, he also faced dangers of being burnt into ashes by blaze spirits to save him, thus, Ye Chuan had a favorable impression on him. But, people’s minds were unfathomable, they couldn’t be trusted at any time, especially this time when there was no difference between lowering guard and courting death.
18 Demongods Banner, a great killing weapon left behind by a Great Monarch, who doesn’t want it?
Ye Chuan didn’t dare to be careless. He circulated ten Heaven Swallowing Talismans within his body, secretly preparing to counterattack at any time.
“Yes, it’s me.”
The old devil nodded his head. Who was he? He was a great devil who had run amuck in nearby sea area, he was able to see the alertness of Ye Chuan at one glance. So, he stopped and said, “Your Excellency, I don’t have any ill intention and I also don’t desire the 10 Demongods Banner inside that golden sarcophagus. Many things in this world are decreed by fate, the things that are destined to me will eventually be mine, no one can snatch them from me. As for the things that are not destined to me, no matter how hard I try, they will also not be mine. Even if they fell into my hand, I will not be able to hold them or even refine them.”
“It seems you know yourself.”
Ye Chuan smiled and sized up this old devil. He then sat down and began to bandage his wounds. He placed Iron Blooded Banner at one side and concentrated on treating his wounds, intentionally ignoring this old devil.
It was very dangerous in this mountain. He might fall into a restriction or encounter powerful devils at any time. So, he couldn’t afford to let his wounds worsen, thus, he quickly bandaged and treated his wounds. Besides, this was also sounding out this old devil. If the latter truly had any ill intention, then this was absolutely the best chance to make a move.
“I, Zhong Moli, has always known myself and am careful, otherwise, I wouldn’t have lived till today.”
The old devil smiled awkwardly. The energy fluctuation within his body was still smooth and calm without any killing intention. There was no sign of making a move. On the contrary, he pulled a long face and worriedly said, “But, the path of cultivation is harder the further one walked, no matter how careful I am now, I fear I will not be able to avoid this calamity and perish, ai……”
“Do you want me to help you resolve your calamity avoid going berserk?” Ye Chuan quickly understood the meaning of the old devil. No wonder this old fellow took risks to help him. He indeed had prepared in advance.
“Yes, Your Excellency, I truly cannot withstand and perish this time. My qimen acupoint is getting more and more painful, it is getting harder and harder to circulate my true qi, and my avatar has not condensed yet. I fear I will fall apart very soon, Your Excellency, you must save me!”
The old devil sincerely said and bowed respectfully. He was even willing to kneel down to Ye Chuan. At this time, he was going to perish, he couldn’t afford to consider his face and identity.
After cultivating Ancient Avatar Technique for dozens of years, he had felt that something was wrong, and after entering this racial holy land of Sea Demon Clan, the symptom had gotten more and more obvious. He feared that it was not an ordinary qi deviation this time, rather a qi deviation that could end his life. He didn’t have any confidence in being able to withstand this qi deviation with only his strength.
As a peak Daoist Master realm expert, Outlying Islands Sanren Zhong Moli had experienced many qi deviations. But, he had never felt like this before. He was feeling an unprecedented danger which completely destroyed his confidence as he was unable to find any solution. One of the reasons why he had gone to seek refuge with Qing Tianhou was to resolve this problem. But, although Qing Tianhou was powerful beyond his imagination, unfortunately, he was simply unreliable, on the contrary, Ye Chuan who had disguised as Taishang Elder of Thunderbolt Sect made him see a glimmer of hope.
“I have learned one or two things about Ancient Avatar Technique, I have also cultivated it before, but, not deeply, I fear I might not be able to help you. I am very sorry. If you truly feel that this is a life and death calamity, then you should go and find a heaven-defying expert as quickly as possible. Don’t waste your time here.” Ye Chuan tactfully rejected. He then paused for a bit and said with a smile, “Oh, that’s right, didn’t you already seek refuge with Qing Tianhou? How come you are not going to look for him? Even if the first time asking didn’t work, the second time asking might work, Qing Tianhou might be able to resolve your issue easily.”
“Your Excellency, you are the heaven-defying expert, and also the only one that can save me. Your Excellency, I beseech you.”
The old devil was anxious. He directly knelt down and said, “Your Excellency, as long as you help me, I, Zhong Moli will become your servant. I will swear loyalty to you forever. I will never betray you. As for the relation between Qing Tianhou and I, I am just his one follower at best. I had just gone to seek refuge with him, I haven’t pledged loyalty to him, moreover, Qing Tianhou, he……, he……”
Seeing the smiling face of Ye Chuan, the old devil became anxious, but, when all was said and done, since he had once gone and sought refuge with Qing Tianhou, although the latter had distressed him, he also didn’t want to make malicious remarks of him in front of other people. Otherwise, wouldn’t he be regarded as the double-faced person?
A hint of appreciation flashed through the eyes of Ye Chuan and said, “I understand, helping other people solve their life and death calamity has always been the most dangerous and troublesome thing. Since Qing Tianhou is unwilling to help, this lordship……”
Ye Chuan shook his head with the expression of willing to help but unable to do so. He also appeared as if he didn’t care about his loyalty.
“Your Excellency, I have the manual of Ancient Avatar Technique, I can offer it to you!” The old devil replied, hoping to move Ye Chuan. He also knew that helping other people resolve their life and death calamity was difficult and dangerous.
Ye Chuan just smiled and shook his head again, “Your that incomplete copy of Ancient Avatar Technique, if I cultivate it, I will also have an issue, what’s its use to me?”
The old devil wiped the sweat from his forehead and said, “Your Excellency, I have an island, there are several hundred disciples and servants on the island. In addition, I also have some mines, I will offer all to Your Excellency, how about it?”
“Zhong Moli, is it? Do you think these secular things have any use to me?” Ye Chuan shook his head. Although he was a little moved, on the surface, he remained indifferent with an aloof and refined appearance.
“Your Excellency, I can swear allegiance to you, can work as your death soldier, I……” The old devil was more anxious now. He wanted to provide greater remuneration to Ye Chuan, but he couldn’t think of anything else.
“Ai, Zhong Moli, do you think I lack subordinates and death soldiers?” Ye Chuan shook his head again.
“I……, I have some flying swords, I can give them and also this dragon headed cane……”
The old devil truly was at his wits’ end. He even offered the cane in his hand to Ye Chuan. He then racked his brain to think of anything valuable he possessed. And after thinking for a while, he suddenly slapped his forehead and took out a sheepskin from his bosom and said, “Oh, that’s right, Your Excellency, this is an ancient Sea Demon Map. It records the topography of Sea Demon Clan’s racial holy land. With this map, perhaps, true Lost City could be found, Your Excellency…..”
“Sea Demon Map?”
The eyes of Ye Chuan shone and before the old devil offered it to him, Ye Chuan took that ancient sheepskin. He spread it and after browsing it, he quickly became excited.