CSG - Chapter 2912: The Azure Ink Grandmaster’s Condition
Soon after Jian Chen stated his identity, a powerful presence on par with Chaotic Primes radiated out from the depths of the Pill King clan. A First Heavenly Layer Chaotic Prime great elder of the Pill King clan had personally come to receive him. “The leader of the Tian Yuan clan has travelled here all the way from the Cloud Plane. Our Pill King clan welcomes you warmly. Leader of the Tian Yuan clan, please come in, please come in…”
The great elder was an old man with white hair. Due to coming into contact with pills over long periods of time, he possessed the heavy smell of pills, together with a unique scent that came from a mixture of many medicinal materials.
After giving Jian Chen a simple greeting, he directly invited Jian Chen into the Pill King clan.
“A great elder is actually receiving him in person. Is the leader of the Tian Yuan clan really this important?”
“It’s already been a very long time since we’ve left the clan, staying in here to study the Way of Alchemy. Our understanding of the Cloud Plane is still limited to a millennium ago. Perhaps another new organisation has appeared on the Cloud Plane during this millennium…”
With a great elder personally going out to receive him, the many Primordial realm elders of the Pill King clan immediately took special note of this. Many of them were even very surprised.
However, Jian Chen was unable to hear the discussion between the Infinite Prime elders. He had already entered the depths of the Pill King clan under the great elder’s lead, arriving in front of a tower in the end.
“Please, leader of the Tian Yuan clan!” The great elder of the Pill King clan made a gesture of invitation towards Jian Chen.
Jian Chen did not set foot inside immediately. Instead, he stopped in front of the tower, furrowing his brows slightly and studying the place. He said, “This should be a high quality god artifact.”
“You sure do have a good eye, leader of the Tian Yuan clan. The Alchemy Tower is indeed a high quality god artifact. Our ancestor paid an extremely great price to have it forged,” said the great elder of the Pill King clan as he smiled brightly and introduced enthusiastically to Jian Chen. However, he soon realised something and looked at Jian Chen with a pair of eyes filled with smiles. He said, “Leader of the Tian Yuan clan, you don’t have to worry at all. You’re the eighth successor of the Martial Soul Mountain, you have ties with the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, and you’re the friend of the young War God of the God clan. Even if our Pill King clan was a hundred times bolder, we would never even consider acting inappropriately towards a person like you.”
“Let alone the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng and the God clan, just the Martial Soul lineage alone is not something our Pill King clan can provoke.”
The great elder’s gaze towards Jian Chen was clearly filled with very great caution.
Jian Chen glanced at the great elder in surprise. He said, “I didn’t think your Pill King clan would understand me so well.”
Hearing that, the great elder smiled bitterly. “That’s a funny joke, leader of the Tian Yuan clan. When you passed by planet Tianming back then, you kicked up a very great storm here, so basically any important figure on planet Tianming would know about you.”
“Please wait a moment, leader of the Tian Yuan clan. Our ancestor is currently refining a cauldron of pills. He’ll be done very soon.” In the end, the great elder invited Jian Chen into the Alchemy Tower and personally sat with Jian Chen to wait for the Azure Ink Grandmaster.
This wait lasted for four hours. The ancestor of the Pill King clan, the Asura Ink Grandmaster, finally appeared.
The Azure Ink Grandmaster was a First Heavenly Layer Grand Prime. He was extremely old in appearance, and he was extremely thin as well, basically just skin and bones. He seemed like an old man who already had a foot in the grave.
The great elder clasped his fist towards the Azure Ink Grandmaster as soon as he appeared and backed away politely.
“Greetings from junior Jian Chen, the leader of the Tian Yuan clan.” Jian Chen stood up and bowed towards the Azure Ink Grandmaster, neither overly humble or rude.
“Hehehehe, the leader of the Tian Yuan clan has travelled such a vast distance from the Cloud Plane to planet Tianming just to visit this old man. I truly feel honoured.” The Azure Ink Grandmaster sat in the main seat and was extremely amicable.
“You’re too kind, grandmaster. With your lofty status, it’s my honour that you’re willing to see me…” Jian Chen said as he clasped his hands. After going through these pleasantries, he cut right to the chase. “Grandmaster, I’ll be honest. I’ve come today because I’m facing a problem. I’ve travelled all the way from the Cloud Plane just to ask you about some information, grandmaster.”
A strange light flashed through the Azure Ink Grandmaster’s eyes, but he was unfazed on the surface. “Then may I ask just what you wish to learn about from me? As long as I know about it, I’ll definitely tell you everything.”
“I wish to learn about the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways. Grandmaster, do you happen to have any clues pointing to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways?” Jian Chen stared at the Azure Ink Grandmaster closely. He felt extremely nervous inside.
However, as soon as the Azure Ink Grandmaster heard the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways, his face immediately changed. Even his presence became rather unstable, his thoughts thrown into a mess.
Jian Chen noticed his reaction and immediately rejoiced inside as if he had grasped a sliver of hope amidst despair. He became hopeful once more.
The Asure Ink Grandmaster must have known something about the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways. It was even possible that he was in possession of it right now.
“Please tell me about any clues leading to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways, grandmaster. You’ll definitely have my great gratitude,” Jian Chen said eagerly. He was extremely excited. The lord of the Heaven’s Link Peak had only told him to come here and try his luck. He did not guarantee the Azure Ink Grandmaster would definitely have clues leading to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways.
However, never did he think the Azure Ink Grandmaster would actually have some clues regarding the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways.
Otherwise, he would have never reacted so violently. He behaved like the secret he had covered up strenuously had suddenly been completely divulged by someone else.
“Leader of the Tian Yuan clan, where did you learn about this? How do you know that I have clues leading to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways?” The Azure Ink Grandmaster asked with an ugly expression.
“Please forgive me, but I can’t answer you regarding this, grandmaster.”
“You can’t tell me?” The Azure Ink Grandmaster shut his eyes slowly and murmured to himself, “I do know some clues leading to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways, but I’ve never told anyone about this secret, yet you’ve come all the way from the Cloud Plane to specially ask me about any clues regarding the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways. You must have been in possession of very precise information.”
“Don’t tell me a supreme expert peered through the heavenly secrets and deduced the matter that I tried so hard to hide?” The Azure Ink Grandmaster slowly opened his eyes and stared straight at Jian Chen. He said, “Across the Saints’ World, there aren’t a lot of people capable of something like that. I can even list them all. Leader of the Tian Yuan clan, did the first majesty of the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng tell you about this?”
Jian Chen stared at the Azure Ink Grandmaster rather blankly. It could be described as a complete coincidence. The Azure Ink Grandmaster just happened to be in possession of clues leading to the Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways, but he never expected the Azure Ink Grandmaster to fill in the blanks of the story by himself and directly draw a connection to the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng.
Jian Chen was at a loss as for how to react. He had no idea what to say.
But Jian Chen’s silence seemed to become a form of admission in the Azure Ink Grandmaster’s eyes. The Azure Ink Grandmaster let out a long sigh. “Forget it. Since you’ve been advised by the first majesty of the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, I can forget about getting my hands on this Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways.” After a slight pause, the Azure Ink Grandmaster continued, “Leader of the Tian Yuan clan, I know where a Sacred Blood Fruit of Ways resides, but I won’t tell you the location for nothing. You need to give me something in exchange.”
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