Chapter 2069 (Raw 2164): End of the Wine Festival
What should I request?
My request cannot be overboard, so I cannot ask him to kill all of the Heavenly Slaughter Sect’s people here.
Many people focused their gazes on Xiao Chen, wondering what request he would make.
Even among Sovereign Emperors, the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor was still top class.
Just look at how the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor dared to slap around the Hound Lion Empire’s royal brewer.
Most importantly, Peach Blossom City was a very special faction in the Desolate Sea. It did not discriminate between righteous or demonic, never refusing entry to either. The people of both righteous factions and demonic factions gave face to Peach Blossom City.
Being able to make a request of the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor was something very hard to come by.
After a while, Xiao Chen asked, “Milord City Lord, if one day, I return to the Divine Dragon Empire, will you guarantee my survival?”
With this request, the crowd immediately fell silent.
Many people had thought of all sorts of possibilities. However, such a request had not occurred to them.
The people present had already conducted a thorough investigation of Xiao Chen.
Everyone knew about the storm that Xiao Chen caused during the competition between the seven outer palaces at Divine Dragon City. They also knew that he became a thorn in the Golden Dragons’ flesh, as he practiced the Supreme Dragon Fist, a forbidden art. It had already been a miracle that he managed to flee the Divine Dragon Empire.
To think that Xiao Chen still thought of returning. This person was truly reckless.
“Interesting. If the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor guarantees Xiao Chen’s survival in the Divine Dragon Empire, it will not be a problem. However, trying to protect his life when going against the Golden Dragon bloodline will be difficult.”
“This person is rather stubborn. Of all things to ask, he makes this request. The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor has collected many treasures and secret manuals. Any one of them would be a priceless treasure.”
“To think that he is still thinking of returning! As far as it goes, no one knows whether he can escape the Golden Dragons’ pursuit outside the Divine Dragon Empire.”
The cultivators in the City Lord’s Residence discussed this, pitying Xiao Chen.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor remained silent for three seconds before saying, “I do not know if I can ensure your survival in the Divine Dragon Empire. I have fought with the Purple Gold Dragon Emperor. However, there were both victories and defeats. If you knew about the horrifying existence behind the Golden Dragon bloodline, you probably would not make this request.
“However, since you asked for this, I will still promise you that if you return to the Divine Dragon Empire one day, I will do my best to protect you.”
There is a terrifying existence behind the Golden Dragon bloodline?
Xiao Chen felt stunned on hearing that. To think that the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor said that.
Xiao Chen once wondered why the Purple Gold Dragon Emperor imprisoned that Heavenly Dragon in the Starry Heavens Dragon Prison. He suspected that the Heavenly Dragon had discovered a secret that he should not. Thus, the mysterious faction behind the Golden Dragon bloodline got the Purple Gold Dragon Emperor to capture and restrain that Heavenly Dragon.
After all, a Heavenly Dragon’s appearance would boost the Divine Dragon Empire’s Luck.
Unless one had no choice, no one would restrain a Heavenly Dragon like that. That was akin to chopping off one’s arm.
“Many thanks, City Lord.”
Xiao Chen had no time to overthink. No matter what, the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor had given his promise in the end.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor nodded slightly. Then, he looked to the others and said, “This time, everyone brought peak-grade wines. Peach Blossom City will not mistreat you. After this, Old Cui will select some precious treasures from my treasury to give to you.”
“Many thanks, City Lord.”
Even though the other participants did not win the Wine King Contest, they could obtain something from the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor’s treasury. This made the trip worth it.
The others slowly got up and performed cupped-fist salutes in thanks.
The Peach Blossom Wine Festival came to an end here. All that remained was the Peach Blossom Banquet.
Just as everyone prepared to depart, the Heavenly Slaughter Sect’s Young Sect Master suddenly said, “Brother Xiao Chen, would you be willing to sell Heart Burn’s recipe to me? If so, we can forget about what you have done to the Heavenly Slaughter Sect.”
The moment Wang Yun spoke, the atmosphere turned somewhat strange.
This was a topic that everyone thought about in their mind. Since Heart Burn appeared, then Xiao Chen definitely had the recipe.
However, the topic of this recipe was somewhat sensitive and not suitable for discussion in public.
Since the Heavenly Slaughter Sect’s Wang Yun raised it before everyone, he clearly held bad intentions.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor raised his eyebrows. He looked at Wang Yun and said, “We only talk about wine in Peach Blossom City and nothing else. If you are unwilling to drink, I can send Young Master Wang out.”
“I don’t dare. I just mentioned it in passing.” Wang Yun immediately brought the topic to a halt when he saw the situation, not daring to say more.
The meaning behind the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor’s words was obvious. As long as Xiao Chen remained in Peach Blossom City, he would protect Xiao Chen.
Hence, the other people entertaining some malicious thoughts gave up for now.
Xiao Chen smiled faintly. He had expected someone to raise the topic of the recipe.
Before Xiao Chen came here, he had already thought of a countermeasure.
Xiao Chen stepped forward and took out the recipe. “City Lord, would you help me keep the recipe safe?”
After being exposed, the recipe would only bring Xiao Chen disaster if he held on to it.
This might even result in Great Perfection Sovereign Personages or even Sovereign Emperors trying to kill him. That would be a great loss. Since that was the case, Xiao Chen might as well obtain a favor from this, handing the recipe to the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor.
Heart Burn’s recipe was recorded on a special beast bone. It used a script that was similar to divine characters.
One could not read and remember it. One could properly read and recall the recipe only when holding the beast bone.
The Nine-Colored Divine Phoenix’s recipe was actually recorded using a similar method.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor felt startled and then understood. He accepted the recipe and took a look before saying, “Don’t worry. You can come and take it from me at any time.”
Wang Yun felt greatly startled. He had not expected Xiao Chen to do this.
To think that Xiao Chen so decisively handed over Heart Burn’s recipe.
Pei Shaoxuan smiled and said, “This fellow is really smart and decisive. If he kept the recipe, he would die within three days of leaving Peach Blossom City.”
The others showed strange expressions. Some even revealed disappointment.
If Xiao Chen held the recipe, it would be much easier to obtain it. However, it would be practically impossible if the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor held the recipe.
The eyes of Wenren Yu, the Profound Heaven’s Holy Son, flickered with light. No one could tell what he was thinking.
The Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor put away the recipe. Then, he smiled and said, “Let the banquet begin. Everyone, drink to your heart’s content.”
After the Peach Blossom Banquet started, the Peach Blossom Sovereign Emperor brought out some of the fine wines in his collection, letting the cultivators, who came to participate in the wine festival, enjoy them.
The bustling banquet continued until dusk before it slowly came to an end.
Xiao Chen returned to the Heavenly Fragrance’s residence together with the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter.
“Young Master Xiao, congratulations. It is really hard to win the Wine King Contest,” the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter said with a faint smile.
Chu Xiang said with awe, “Young Master Xiao is really decisive. You just gave away the recipe of the Dragon Race’s best wine without hesitation, not leaving that Wang Yun any chance.”
Xiao Chen said calmly, “This recipe is practically useless in my hands. It is not a pity to give it away. Furthermore, it is not easy to brew Heart Burn. Even Grandpa Seven did not have a high rate of success. He was already lucky to succeed in brewing one bottle. Oh, right, I have something to ask the Holy Daughter.”
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter asked, “Is it about the Ethereal Immortal Palace?”
“There is no rush to speak about the Ethereal Immortal Palace for now. I would like to ask Holy Daughter if you know the faction behind the Golden Dragon bloodline, which the City Lord mentioned.”
It would not be difficult to find information about the Ethereal Immortal Palace. The thing that genuinely concerned Xiao Chen was the existence behind the Golden Dragon bloodline.
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter hesitated before saying, “If Young Master Xiao needs to know, you naturally will know. If you do not know now, there is definitely a reason for it. For now, the time is not right.”
Clearly, the Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter knew the answer.
Upon noticing Xiao Chen looking at her, Chu Xiang smiled bitterly. “Young Master Xiao, don’t look at me. I do not know what the two of you are talking about.”
“Alright, then. The timing is not right.” Xiao Chen smiled helplessly and dropped this topic.
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter said calmly, “Young Master Xiao, not pursuing this is a good thing. When it is time to know, you will know. There is one more thing. Qin Zhuolin will come and look for you three days hence. He has already agreed.”
Xiao Chen felt slightly surprised. “You only sent word, and he immediately agreed?”
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter smiled and said, “Indeed. I owe Young Master Xiao a favor. If you need help, you can come and look for me at any time. You just need to ask, and I can help you settle the conflict between you and the Heavenly Slaughter Sect, preventing them from causing you trouble.”
Xiao Chen smiled and said, “I’ll hang on to this favor first. There’s no need to trouble Holy Daughter with that.”
“Very well. It is getting late. Chu Xiang, send Young Master Xiao back to rest.”
The Heavenly Fragrance’s Holy Daughter did not say anything more. She bowed slowly, then left swiftly.
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