Realms In The Firmament - Chapter 101
Chapter 101 - Danger
’’Who has come?’’ Wan Zheng-Hao and the middle-aged man opened their eyes wide. They were a bit untrusting of the old man, Guan Wan-Shan. They actually didn't realize why it was so important.
’’Feng... Feng Zhi-Ling! The supreme dan beads! Feng Zhi-Ling... He is here!’’
What Guan Wan-Shan said immediately made them thrilled!
They both shouted out, ’’This bastard finally came!’’
They rushed to the door like their asses were on fire, leaving Guan Wan-Shan behind. When passed through the door, the middle-aged man suddenly slowed down, acting like he was casually walking.
Yet, Wan Zheng-Hao had actually rolled down the stairs.
Ye Xiao had been rather tolerant.
He had put that much money in here yet never even asked about it even once. An ordinary man would never be able to do so.
In fact, if he wasn't in need of money this time, he might not come to the Ling-Bao Hall again, at least, not any time soon. In fact, he didn't really care about this amount of money!
However, although he hadn't taken all the money he had earned last time, he had still kept a large amount of money with him. It had been just a few days. How come he was in need of money again?
It was because of the heavy rain the last night.
When Ye Xiao woke up and absorbed the first stream of the purple qi in the sky, he found that some moist qi had followed the purple qi into his dantian along the Jing and Mai. And then the moist qi had entered the Spaces.
Then, some fog appeared in the Water Space. The fog was extremely humid. As the moist qi entered the Water Space, the fog became thicker and was on the verge of condensation.
It really confused Ye Xiao.
[Don't tell me the natural objects can also increase my cultivation? Is the East-rising Purple Qi really so comprehensive? That is unbelievable, isn't it?!] Ye Xiao thought for quite a while and tried staying in the pool for a long time, yet he didn't find the moist qi increasing.
[The water in the pool cannot be converted into the moist qi? It seems only the water from the sky... the Rootless Water, can turn into the marvelous water in the Space...] Ye Xiao thought so.
Yet how can there be so many heavy rains in the world.
It was actually a rainstorm the last night. Even though it would frequently rain, it could hardly be impossible to rain like that. Such a rainstorm was truly rare in a hundred years!
If a rainstorm like that kept happening for a long time...
The world would soon be broken down.
Since he couldn't count on the weather, he could only think about using some human sources!
It was difficult for him to think of a 'human-sources' way. He immediately came out with a practical solution.
As long as he could have enough amount of spiritual jades and use them to set up a small Raining Circle. It would allow him to control the rain as he wished.
That seemed practical, but there were still some problems which persisted.
It was surely not a difficult thing to do in the Qing-Yun Realm. Even a second-rank sect could set up the circle easily. However, it was difficult in the mortal world. The 'spiritual jades' that were essential for the circle were rather rare in the Land of Han-Yang!
Most of the normal people could never even see one piece of it in their lives. Even if they saw it, they probably would ignore it because of their ignorance.
It was extremely precious and priceless!
It was hard for Ye Xiao to find one in this world. Even though he could find some, the money he had at the moment was too little to even buy one piece of it. A small Raining Circle might not need many pieces of 'spiritual jades', yet there had to be more than just one or two pieces for sure.
If he wanted to get enough 'spiritual jades', he needed to have enough money, which he didn't.
So Ye Xiao needed money!
He needed it!
He needed a lot of money!
And then, he naturally thought of the money he had saved in the Ling-Bao Hall Salesroom. The money of over five million silver bars!
So he came to take it.
However, he didn't know that things in the Ling-Bao Hall had changed a lot now!
He didn't know that what was waiting there was a huge trap that was specially made up for him!
There were people waiting for him to fall in for so long!
Ye Xiao smiled when he saw the distant Ling-Bao Hall.
He thought, [I don't mind if I need to give them more supreme dan beads, if I need to... I still have quite many... Well first of all, money can really bring me the spiritual jades...
My biggest problem is where should I find them.]
Ye Xiao had used many spiritual jades many times in his previous life, but they were all fully developed. They were all normative after manufactured. He only needed to buy or to rob some...
It was normal objects in the Qing-Yun Realm after all, even though they were in a high price.
However, now he was in the mortal world. Well there should be spiritual jades in every realm, yet he didn't know how would it look like in this world. He was not sure if there would be anyone who could recognize it... That mostly gave him headache.
’’Fine. I will just see what happens next then!’’ Ye Xiao murmured, ’’A living man will not die for holding urine .’’
He casually walked in the salesroom and was stunned by Master Guan!
Guan Wan-Shan was like looking at a gold mountain when he saw Feng Zhi-Ling. It seemed like he was waiting for this 'gold mountain' for ages, and as soon as he saw him, he was immediately relieved. He looked quite creepy anyway.
Then he ran away without hesitation!
The way he ran made him look like a youngster.
Ye Xiao was shocked.
’’What the hell is going on? What happened!’’ Ye Xiao sensitively realized that something was wrong.
[Guan Wan-Shan was supposed to be excited when he saw me, but like this.... that was just so unusual...
He is an old master who had worked in the salesroom for decades. He is experienced. He shouldn't be like that...
He is supposed to be enthusiastic at the same time, isn't he? He should have come forward quickly and greeted me warmly to maintain a good relationship with me. Right?!
But he just ran away like that. That is so weird. There must be something wrong here. What's the problem?]
Ye Xiao looked around cautiously and found that several men had come to the door standing.
It seemed normal and they seemed to be the guards.
[Well... As I remember, usually, there should be four people guarding at the door. Now there are eight. And... These eight guards are actually watching me. How come I feel that they are afraid that I will get away.]
He had a feeling that if he left now, these men would very possibly stop him!
’’What the hell is that? Blocking the door?’’ Ye Xiao frowned and then walked to the door.
He hadn't even been close to the door when a big man among the eight people walked towards him smiling. He bowed and scraped to Ye Xiao, ’’Lord Feng, please hold on. Master Guan has given us the order that if you come, we need to ask you to wait for a second. There is an urgent event that needs your opinion.’’
Ye Xiao nodded peacefully and spoke warmly, ’’Hmm. I know. I just want to get some fresh air at the door.’’
The big man bowed and said, ’’Please enjoy some tea, Lord Feng.’’
That meant... 'Forget about the fresh air. Just get back inside and have some tea'.
Ye Xiao frowned immediately and spoke blandly, ’’What is this? Can't I even just get some fresh air at the door? Can't I?’’
The big man became more humble, but he kept standing in front of Ye Xiao. The other strong men were slightly moving over. They seemed to try to stand in a circle around Ye Xiao.
’’Get away!’’ Ye Xiao shouted and frowned. He realized there was a vital danger in the Ling-Bao Hall getting close to him. Something terrible would happen if he stayed longer.
His hands had become golden inside his sleeves.
The golden hand which had shocked the auction once might show up again.
’’I suppose this must be the well-known Feng Zhi-Ling... Lord Feng. Right?’’ A bright voice suddenly sounded, ’’Hahahaha... I am Wan Zheng-Hao. I am the owner of Ling-Bao Hall. I have heard of Lord Feng for a long time but didn't have the luck to meet you in person. Today is my lucky day. It is my pride to see you!’’
Ye Xiao frowned and looked to where the voice came.
He just saw a huge meat ball quickly rolling down the stairs from the second floor.
The ground seemed to be trembling. That was quite a heavy one, Ye Xiao thought!
When the 'meat ball' got to the floor, Ye Xiao recognized that... it was actually a person!
The man hardly had a neck. At least Ye Xiao could tell where his neck was. His head was like a watermelon and it was just set on the fat shoulders. The fat face was trembling. His facial features were almost huddled together because he was too fat. His mouth was like a huge pot, yet it didn't look too big on his face. In fact, it was quite a small mouth on his giant face...
Big shoulders and fat waist. Hmm. A round tummy. His lower abdomen seemed to be connected with the legs. His shanks were like the elephant's legs supporting his huge body. Yet he moved fast. It was unbelievable. Ye Xiao couldn't even imagine it if he didn't see it in person.
However, after getting down the stairs, he was already sweating profusely.
It seemed the 'price' for him to move fast was a bit high!
’’Aye ya ya... Lord Feng...’’ When Ye Xiao was shockingly looking at him, Wan Zheng-Hao had hurriedly come to him with his fat hands unhesitatingly held Ye Xiao's hands. He kept fervidly shaking hands and said, ’’Aye ya ya... Brother Feng. Oh no. Lord Feng... Hahaha. I have been looking forward to meeting you these days. Just after a few days, I have lost a lot of weight because I have been waiting for you so eagerly. You really have made me wait with suffering...’’
 A living man will not die for holding urine (活人不会让尿憋死), means there is always a solution. [I never have heard of it before. I just googled it. It isn't something we will usually say.]
1st guaranteed chapter of the week.
Translated by: Rain
Edited by: Alpha, Arch