Chapter 85 - 85 The Confrontation in Acting Skills
Chapter 85 - 85 The Confrontation in Acting Skills
85 The Confrontation in Acting Skills
When Fang Jinyu heard it, he showed a dangerous gaze.
It was because it was Su Yier.
Such a coincidental encounter made Fang Jinyu feel like Su Yier was haunting him like a ghost. However, when he looked over, he realized that she was looking at him in the same way.
It made Fang Jinyu raise his eyebrow.
However, Fang Jinyu immediately suppressed the anger in his heart and said with a wry smile, “Junior Sister Su, you’re too late. This spirit herb is already mine.”
“That’s right, this spirit herb already belonged to this fellow Daoist.”
The old man nodded his head, indicating that he didn’t want Su Yier’s double price.
Fang Jinyu couldn’t help but glance at the old man.
Su Yier said persistently, “Then I’ll pay triple the price!”
The old man shook his head again.
“Although I’m tempted by the price you gave, I’m a man of my word. Since the deal is done, I can’t go back on my word.”
Su Yier continued to bid, but Qi Muchen, who was standing beside her, stopped her. He walked out, glanced at the old man, and said indifferently, “You should know who am I. Take back the spirit herb and sell it to her at its original price. Otherwise, you can’t stay in the Utopia Immortal City anymore!”
Fang Jinyu didn’t expect Su Yier’s lackey to come along. Therefore, he was going to say something to let them know that he was the owner of the Sword Will Grass!
However, the old man suddenly laughed.
Qi Muchen looked unfriendly and asked, “What are you laughing at?”
The old man said calmly, “I’ve broken through the Foundation Establishment stage at the age of thirty-two. I once lent a large number of spirit stones from your Qi family to buy a Foundation Establishment Elixir. Afterward, I worked for your family for more than 10 years before I finally got my freedom. However, I was caught feeding the spirit herbs because I offended your family. I was supposed to live another 100 years. As a result, I only have two or three years’ lifespan left.” It was as if the old man was narrating someone else’s experience.
After the old man finished his words, the other cultivators immediately changed their expressions.
They weren’t feared.
Instead, they understood the meaning behind the old man’s words and empathized with what the old man had experienced.
The Utopia Immortal City was famous for nurturing spirit herbs.
However, outsiders had no idea that those spirit herbs were fed with the lives of ordinary cultivators. Cultivators who were forced to cultivate that kind of spell, even if they switched to cultivate another spell afterward, were almost half-crippled!
It was especially so in terms of lifespan. Foundation Establishment stage cultivators could live up to 200 years, but those who were forced to cultivate that kind of spell would usually find it difficult to live past a hundred years.
Even if they had no illness or didn’t encounter any disaster!
Therefore, the “debt cultivators” that were used to feed the spirit herbs had long run out.
The so-called “debt cultivators” were cultivators who borrowed spirit stones from the Utopia Immortal City to buy Foundation Establishment Elixir to break through the Foundation Establishment stage.
They didn’t know what the “debt cultivators” in the other immortal cities were for, but in the Utopia Immortal City, if they failed to break through, they would all end up being used to feed spirit herbs.
Initially, although the “debt cultivators” had short lives, they could still live for more than 10 years.
After working for the city for most of their life, they could get a year or two of freedom when their bodies were exhausted.
However, the Utopia Immortal City only cared for the recent benefits and gave up on planning their future in recent years, causing more than half of the “debt cultivators” to die in a short time. Therefore, the “sinful cultivators” appeared.
Unless the rogue cultivators in the Utopia Immortal City were good-looking and were willing to submit themselves to the three families, had basically all been captured to feed spirit herbs.
“Oh! So, you’re a sinful cultivator!” However, Qi Muchen, who was used to being high and mighty, naturally couldn’t understand the situation. Instead, he even showed a sarcastic expression.
The old man sneered, “You’re right. I’m a sinful cultivator, so do you think I’d care whether I offend a piece of trash with the surname Qi?”
They all knew who Qi Muchen was.
If Qi Muchen lived in the mortal world, he would be a good-for-nothing person.
If Qi Muchen didn’t come from the Qi family and was a direct descendant of the Qi family, he couldn’t even break through the middle-stage Qi Condensation, not to mention the middle-stage Foundation Establishment.
Qi Muchen flew into a rage out of humiliation. At the same time, murderous intent appeared in his eyes.
Qi Muchen thought, “How dare a lowly, sinful cultivator humiliate me?!”
However, at this moment, Su Yier said, “Senior, I need this Sword Will Grass very much. It can help one of my junior brothers recover. Can you sell it to me?”
“Please don’t address me as your senior. I’m only an early-stage Foundation Establishment cultivator but you’re a middle-stage Foundation Establishment cultivator! I don’t deserve to be addressed as someone’s senior!” The old man shook his head and then closed his stall. He said, “Besides, there’s no point for you to ask me. I’ve already sold the Sword Will Grass.”
As the old man spoke, he couldn’t help but look at Su Yier strangely.
He thought, “I’ve already sold it, but why is she still asking me to sell it to her?”
“Does she want me to get it back from a late-stage Foundation Establishment cultivator?”
Fang Jinyu was overjoyed. If not for the lack of timing, he would have dragged the old man out to have a few drinks.
“Senior Brother Fang…”
Su Yier could only look at Fang Jinyu.
“No way.” Fang Jinyu didn’t wait for her to finish her words and immediately rejected her.
Although the Sword Will Grass wasn’t much used to Fang Jinyu, he was unwilling to benefit Su Yier’s lackey.
After all, Fang Jinyu didn’t lack a few thousand spirit stones.
Su Yier suddenly said, “Senior Brother Fang, you’re not willing to give me the Sword Will Grass. Is it because you’re still brooding over the previous matter?”
Fang Jinyu immediately replied, “Junior Sister Su, you’re forcing me so much just for a blade of Sword Will Grass that you don’t need. Could it be that you’ve been holding a grudge against me for what happened before, so you’re looking for an excuse to attack me?”
Su Yier couldn’t help but be startled when she heard it.
It was because Su Yier felt Fang Jinyu’s words were familiar.
Su Yier took a deep breath, and upon realizing that Fang Jinyu was a tough nut to crack, she immediately revealed his cultivation base. She said, “Senior Brother Fang, what are you saying? You’re a late-stage Foundation Establishment cultivator!”
Although Su Yier was confident that she could defeat a cultivator who ranked 7 in the Foundation Establishment stage and even kill him, she couldn’t say it.
“Junior Sister Su, you must be joking. Do you forget that you have a magic treasure? However, I don’t have one. The only thing I have is a high-grade spirit tool. How can I defeat you? I was lucky enough to win last time because you were careless.” Fang Jinyu feigned a look of fear.
Meanwhile, the cultivators around them looked at Su Yier in a different light after listening to Fang Jinyu’s words.
Even Qi Muchen was the same.
Qi Muchen was shocked and asked, “Junior Sister Su, do you have a magic treasure?!”
After all, magic treasures were born from heaven and earth. Although there were magic treasures that were artificially refined, they were all, without exception, half-formed magic treasures from their predecessors!
The Qi family had one Nascent Soul stage cultivator and three Core Formation stage cultivators. However, only the Nascent Soul stage Grandmaster and his uncle Qi Mo had magic treasures.
The other two Core Formation stage cultivators were still using superior-grade spirit tools.
Su Yier looked at Fang Jinyu with a dangerous gaze. How could she not know that he was doing it on purpose?!