The Supreme Mountain in the first Sacred Area...
Qin Nan and Meng Jiugong parted ways temporarily after learning there was some time left.
Meng Jiugong had the Flesh of Good Luck, but he was still very fond of gambling. He went to look for an underground casino.
Qin Nan took some sacred medicine pills from him and began browsing the stalls on the street.
There were seriously a lot of stalls selling Dao Arts. He had to use his day wisely.
"Mm? This saber art seems a little interesting..."
Qin Nan soon discovered something intriguing. He began negotiating with the vendor.
More than half a day was gone fairly quickly. Qin Nan bought three Dao Arts in total, one was for controlling fire, and two were saber arts.
He also heard a lot of news as he was walking around on the streets.
For example, the Hall of Rogue Cultivators and the Heaven Heaven Heart Sect were not on friendly terms. Huge fights often broke out between them. On the other hand, the Sacred One of the Mumen Sect, Nie Wuming, and the Sacred ONe of the Shidao Tribe, Xiang Tianqi dueled one another too, but it ended up in a draw.
"Art of Supreme?"
Qin Nan suddenly halted in his track.
In front of him was a white-haired old man in a rugged robe with disheveled hair, but for some reason, he had an otherworldly bearing.
His cultivation was only in the early stage of the Peerless Ruler Realm too.
"One can become a Nine Heavens Supreme without obtaining the fortunate encounter?"
Qin Nan raised his brows. He asked, "Cultivator, how is it possible to become a Nine Heavens Supreme without a fortunate encounter?"
The old man slowly opened his eyes. He looked at Qin Nan and said, "Just buy the art if you want to know."
Qin Nan shook his head, "Your claim is just too unbelievable. How are people going to believe you if you don't show them something convincing? No one is going to buy it even if you are telling the truth."
The old man frowned. He said after giving it a thought, "You're right, but I won't be able to prove it to you. However, I can mention something else too. I know that you've altered y our appearance, and you've taken an unusual path too. Am I right?"
Qin Nan's heart skipped a beat.
The white-haired old man was clearly in the early stage of the Peerless Ruler Realm. He did not use any eye-technique either. How could the old man tell he had altered his appearance?
Most importantly, how did the old man know he had refined the Tree of Dao and taken an unusual approach?
There was no way he would know even if he was a Nine Heavens Supreme!
The old man's cultivation was beyond the Nine Heavens Supreme Realm!
"You shouldn't overthink it. My name is Li Baiye, I was once a disciple of the Superfluous Lifeless Sect. I have no children, nor relatives. I'm by myself."
"I can see your secrets because I too have taken an unusual path," Li Baiye said calmly.
"The Nine Heavens Immortal Realm indeed has a lot of talented individuals in hiding! I didn't expect to stumble into someone like you!"
Qin Nan wore a confused look, "But why would you want to sell the Art of Supreme if it's so valuable?"
Li Baiye said after a brief moment of silence, "I might be alone, but I once owed someone a huge favor. It's time for me to pay his kindness back."
Qin Nan said, "If that's the case, I'll buy it. Name the price."
He would not suffer any loss even if the Art of Supreme was fake.
However, it would be a great profit if the art was real.
It was the reason why the Supreme Daoism factions and other formidable factions treated their Arts of Dao Seeking so preciously. It was easy to learn an Art of Dao Seeking, but difficult to invent one.
It was the same as other arts too.
"Three Immortal Blessing sacred healing pills," Li Baiye said.
Qin Nan immediately tossed a storage bag into Li Baiye's hands without any hesitation.
Li Baiye's eyes flickered with astonishment. He looked at Qin Nan again as if he was trying to memorize his face.
"Holy crap, did I see it right? Someone is really stupid enough to spend three Immortal Blessing sacred healing pills on such an obvious scam?" a surprised voice said.
Qin Nan looked toward the voice and saw a young man whose hair was tied up with a surprised look. The young man was accompanied by a few other cultivators.
"Did he manage to sell it?"
The vendors shared the same reaction too.
Three Immortal Blessing sacred healing pills was a fortune for most people!
"Brother, let me give you a piece of advice, that old man is a scammer! He was already here a thousand years ago, yet not only did he fail to become a Nine Heavens Supreme, his cultivation even degraded from the peak Peerless Ruler Realm to the early stage of the Peerless Ruler Realm. You should take your pills back!"
The young man looked at Qin Nan scornfully as he spoke.
In his eyes, Qin Nan was simply too naive. He seriously thought the old man was an expert who owned a peerless art.
The other vendors felt it a pity too.
If they knew the man was so easy to trick, they should have convinced him to stay at their stalls instead.
"That won't be necessary, I've made up my mind," Qin Nan said with a calm look.
"Huh? Say, why are you being so stubborn? You're seriously not going to take my advice?"
The young man was a little annoyed. He scoffed when he saw Li Baiye cleaning up the stall and about to leave, "You're leaving after scamming three Immortal Blessing sacred healing pills? Hand them over!"
Li Baiye ignored him and continued on his way.
"Li Baiye, how dare you ignore me!?" the young man snarled. He grabbed at Li Baiye with his hand that was emitting an immortal glow.
Normally, violence was not permitted in the Supreme Mountain. However, it would be overlooked if the people involved paid certain pills as the penalty.
Li Baiye halted in his track. It felt like thousands of demons were rushing out of his eyes.
The young man immediately felt a strong pressure which froze him on the spot.
However, he soon collected his thoughts. He clenched his teeth and said, "Li Baiye, you dare to use your dirty tricks on me? I'm going to teach you a lesson! Brothers, get him!"
Qin Nan's eyes glittered.
This Li Baiye had indeed practiced an unusual art, yet it felt like he was being restricted by something which prevented him from utilizing his full strength.
Having this thought, Qin Nan stood in front of Li Baiye and said, "Fellow cultivator, I'm willing to trade my pills with him. Why did it make him a scammer? What right do you have to force him to hand over the pills?"
The crowd on the street, including the young man, was startled. They did not expect the man to side with Li Baiye after being scammed by him.
"How ridiculous, I've never seen anyone as stupid as you after being here for thirty years!"
The young man said following a hollow laugh, "Let me tell you, I'm the son of the Hall of Rogue Cultivators' Fourth Elder. You should get out of my sight right away, or I'll teach you a lesson too!"