Chapter 502: This Time I’ll Bring Back Three Disciples Who Will Surpass Xiao Li and the Others
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This time, Jiang Hao didn’t ask the person to talk privately.
The person had come with the intention of humiliating Jiang Hao in front of everyone. He also wanted to make an example of this person to others of the same cultivation realm as him.
In the demonic sect, he needed to be cautious in dealing with people with a high cultivation realm and strong background. But if they were similar in cultivation realm and strength, he couldn’t bow down and take this kind of humiliation quietly.
If the other person showed some courtesy, he would reciprocate in kind.
However, if the person was arrogant and unreasonable, then being equally arrogant was the way to go.
He didn’t want to give in and handled the situation as he saw fit.
Since everyone had seen this, people would think twice before doing something similar.
This way, even if people didn’t like him, they wouldn’t come looking for trouble.
Bowing down to someone practicing the Blood Wish Path might hurt their pride, but if they couldn’t defeat him, then they would better acknowledge it and move on.
Furthermore, they still had a sense of superiority when compared with others in the Blood Wish Path. They thought the practitioners of the Blood Wish Path wouldn’t live much longer.
‘Maybe that will put their mind at ease…’
After that, Jiang Hao had the injured trio sent back to recuperate.
Their injuries were not small, but fortunately, they would recover.
Jiang Hao then collected the bubbles floating around.
The subtle changes in his body brought him great joy.
Although the progress was slow, he was indeed getting stronger.
It was different from getting stronger through cultivation.
Even now, without his cultivation, he was naturally a person with innate strength and a strong spirit.
It had only been about twenty years since he started cultivation. He was still young.
Given a hundred years, there would be significant changes.
By then, he could easily defeat someone in the Soul Ascension Realm.
After taking care of the spirit herbs, Jiang Hao went to the market.
In the past few days, he had been to the Lawless Tower and inquired about some formation-related questions.
He also asked some seniors who sold formations about the blueprint.
He had a general understanding of the functions and usage of formations.
What was left now was to gather materials.
This time, the upgrade in formations would allow him to block others from entering his place at will.
He didn’t know how many spirit stones it would cost, but he expected it to be quite a lot.
Last time, it was already too expensive, and this time would be no different.
However, he had an invitation to sell. He had singled out three young talents who wanted to obtain invitations from the royal family.
One person was from the Candlelight Pill Pavilion and was at the late stage of the Golden Core Realm.
His alchemy skills were good, but he had a gloomy personality. Dealing with him would bring unnecessary trouble.
The second was cold and somewhat aloof, but he was a decent person. He was at the late stage of the Golden Core Realm, too. However, he was poor and couldn’t pay many spirit stones.
After appraising him, Jiang Hao found out that he was looking for a partner and had a prearranged agreement with a princess from the royal family.
The third was at the early stage of the Golden Core Realm and was studying formations. He could make a trade, but if he was displeased, things might get difficult.
He had to choose one of these three because whoever got the invitation would have to leave soon.
Going to the Imperial City would take quite some time, especially for Golden Core Realm cultivators who weren’t particularly strong.
The question was whom to choose among the three.
The first person would undoubtedly give the most spirit stones, but his personality was too dark, and it was easy to attract attention.
If he never went out, there wouldn’t be a big problem, but trouble would inevitably arise if someone kept an eye on him in the future.
The second person wouldn’t be able to pay much in spirit stones, but the trade would be the safest.
The third person could initiate more transactions. Based on his many years of trading experience, he wouldn’t let himself or the seller feel dissatisfied. Ideally, he seemed to be the best choice.
He chose the second person.
This was a man in his late twenties and had stable cultivation and decent strength.
The young man was setting up a stall to sell spirit herbs.
“What kind of spirit herbs do you want, Junior Brother?” a man asked when he saw Jiang Hao.
Jiang Hao shook his head. “I’m not here to buy spirit herbs, but I’m selling something you might be interested in.”
“What are you selling?” The man was a little puzzled.
“I’m selling something that might interest you, Senior Brother,” Jiang Hao said earnestly.
“Not many things interest me,” said the man, and laughed.
“Well, are you interested in matters related to the royal family?” Jiang Hao looked at him.
The man was momentarily stunned, then he packed up his stall. “Can we talk in private?”
This made Jiang Hao alert. He remembered saying similar things to many seniors because he wanted to sneakily attack them. Now, he felt that others might also be planning the same. But he agreed.
They walked to an empty corner.
“I am Luo Zhong from the Thunder Fire Peak. What about you?” Luo Zhong asked politely.
“Jiang Hao from the Cliff of Broken Hearts,” Jiang Hao said. “What are you selling, Junior Brother?” Luo Zhong looked conflicted.
“This.” Jiang Hao took out the royal invitation. Luo Zhong’s eyes lit up. “Where did you get this, Junior Brother?”
“A senior gave it to me,” Jiang Hao said.
The invitation was meant for Mu Qi, but Miao Tinglian had given it to him. She didn’t have ill intentions, so it could be considered a gift. She always pestered him with matchmaking, but she was always good to him.
It was just that the matter was too much of a hassle for him.
After a moment of silence, Luo Zhong asked, “How much are you asking for it?” “How many spirit stones do you have, Senior Brother?” Jiang Hao asked.
Luo Zhong lowered his head. “I have less than three thousand,” he said in embarrassment.
This surprised Jiang Hao. ‘He is this poor?!’
“I’ve used it all to improve my cultivation and strength. Earning spirit stones isn’t that easy,” Luo Zhong said awkwardly.
For a cultivator at the late stage of Golden Core Realm, not having three thousand spirit stones was indeed embarrassing.
Jiang Hao knew he was poor, but he didn’t expect him to be this poor.
“However, I can write an IOU. I will pay you back later,” Luo Zhong said hastily when he saw Jiang Hao hesitate.
Jiang Hao lowered his head. This kind of thing was useless because he could never be sure if this person would actually pay him back. In the end, he sighed. “We don’t need an IOU, but I have a condition.” “Please, Junior Brother, go ahead,” Luo Zhong said happily.
“After you go to the Imperial City, tell me everything you see and hear there,” Jiang Hao said. “Just that?” “Just that.”
“Alright, I promise.”
Jiang Hao lowered his head. “The imperial city is not safe. Are you sure you want to go?”
“Junior Brother, you must be joking,” Luo Zhong said with a smile. “Which place is ever safe entirely?”
Jiang Hao was stunned.
In the end, he sold the invitation for 2,500 spirit stones.
He felt that it was a loss.
This time, his approach hadn’t been practical, but it was too late to regret it.
As for the condition, he had only mentioned it as a second thought.
If it could be fulfilled, that would be good, but it didn’t matter in the end. After that, he found a formation master and inquired about the price.
Jiang Hao was dumbfounded.
The material cost was so high! He almost coughed up blood in indignation.
“That is my offer, but the final price would be different.”
“Because you’ll need to find a grandmaster. I, at my level, can’t create this formation.’
Jiang Hao was speechless.
Finally, Jiang Hao went to the Stellar Tower.
The final price was thirteen thousand.
The spirit stones from selling the invitation couldn’t even cover a fraction of the total price.
He had to give up and figure something out later.
The expenses were too high. He had just ascended to the Golden Core Realm in the eyes of the others, and if he spent such an extravagant amount, it would look suspicious.
The next day, Jiang Hao found that Junior Brother Han Ming had returned and took on a sect mission.
It was a mission to recruit disciples.
“Senior brother Jiang, this time, I will also bring back three disciples. They will definitely surpass Junior Sister Xiao Li and the others,” Han Ming said. He had specifically come to tell Jiang Hao that.
“Naturally.” Jiang Hao could only play along.
As for the outcome, they would only know it in a few days..
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