True Martial World - Chapter 7
Chapter 7: Desolate Bones
“It’s so cold.”The onlookers couldn’t help shivering. All they saw was a white mist being emitted from the box. When the mist eventually dissipated, they saw a large set of shiny bones in the box.
The biting cold was from these bones!
“What’s that?”They were all shocked for they had never seen any rare items. Although they didn’t know what it was, they could guess that it was likely some immense treasure.。
“These are desolate bones!”said Lian Chengyu with a sense of satisfaction. “The light patterns you saw previously were to seal the chill from the bones.”
“Desolate bones? These are desolate bones?”Most people in the crowd had never heard of desolate bones, but Yi Yun had already heard about it from Jiang Xiaorou’s description.
In this world’s wilderness, there existed strong desolate beasts. Every desolate beast had the ability to easily destroy a small tribe like the Lian tribe.
Desolate beasts may be frightening, but their body was full of treasure.
Desolate beasts were excellent supplements. However as a person’s appetite was limited, how much of a hill sized desolate beast could a person eat?
Fortunately, most of the essence was gathered in their bones, and through a special method, was refined into a tiny piece.
This set of desolate beast bones was considered the most precious item in a desolate beast’s body.
Looking at the desolate bones in the box, although it was a tiny portion of a desolate beast’s rib, it was still considered precious!
“The reason why we have fewer rations today was because besides exchanging for rations, a lot of the weapons were used to exchange this set of desolate bones! In fact, to obtain it, the arrows and armor you had manufactured were insufficient. Due to my experience outside in my youth where I had obtained some mental cultivation methods could we have cumulatively exchanged for this set of desolate bones!”In between Lian Chengyu’s speech, the elder beside him had explained the usefulness and preciousness of the desolate bones to everyone.
Although the elder said it vicariously, many in the audience could not accept it.
The desolate bones may be good, but what had it got to do with them?
No matter how stupid they were, they knew that they would have no stake in the results of refining the essence from the desolate bones.
“I know your thoughts, you are worried about your future life. You are worried about starving to death. I understand everyone’s situation. But think about it, is there an end to those days! In the wilderness, there are as many small tribes as the sand in a desert. They do not have the power to protect themselves, and can be destroyed anytime!”
“Our Lian tribal clan is also one of them!”
“Do you really want to lead such a precarious life forever? Worrying when the next meal is, worrying if you will be killed by beasts while sleeping at night!”
“Do you really want such a life?”Lian Chengyu’s words were full of incitement. Many in the tribe clenched their fists, as they gripped! Such a life was debilitating. If there was hell, it was this!
“I’ve endured enough!”shouted someone in the crowd.
“Good! I too do not want to lead such a life! There’s a chance now. In three month’s time, a human empire–Tai Ah divine Kingdom will be having a mass recruitment of experts within its territory! If one were to pass the multiple rounds of selection by the Tai Ah divine Kingdom, they could become a warrior of the Tai Ah divine Kingdom!
“This is an extreme glory, and also a great opportunity!”Saying this, Lian Chengyu’s eyes were burning with flames!
Yi Yun understood these eyes;it was one of extreme desire and ambition!
Lian Chengyu was a man with ambition. He didn’t want to be trapped in such a small Lian tribe. He wanted to go out into the wilderness and make a name for himself!
“No wonder he was willing to sacrifice so many of the tribe just for that set of desolate bones…he wants to take the test of the Kingdom in three months!”Yi Yun was suddenly enlightened. He had originally thought that Lian Chengyu could have slowly accumulated the rations over time to exchange for the desolate bones.
For him to kill the golden goose it probably meant that he was going to use the desolate bones to make a quantum leap in strength!
Lian Chengyu’s words quickly confirmed Yi Yun’s hypothesis.
“I, Lian Chengyu! Was born and bred in the Lian tribal clan. I am a son of the Lian tribe. I will put in my all for the entire Lian tribe! Thankfully, with this set of desolate bones, I can break through into the realm of a Purple Blood Warrior within three months! Once I become a Purple Blood Warrior, I could easily pass the exams arranged by the Tai Ah divine Kingdom, becoming a warrior of the kingdom!”
“When that happens, I can personally protect the entire Lian tribe. And as a kingdom’s warrior, I can even bring the Lian tribe into the cities of Tai Ah divine Kingdom. If I were to make any contributions in the future, I can even own my part of the city! When that happens, everyone can enter my city to live a comfortable life!”
“In three months! That’s right;just endure for three months. The day the exam is over, I promise you a life of no worries! Today, for the tribe to tighten their belts to provide for me, I will return it a hundred times, a thousand times!”Lian Chengyun’s words were bewitching, and the normal suffering people could not see through to his ambition. They were all immersed in the promise of a better future and began anticipating it.
Three months, just another three months and they can move into the city?
Is this real?
“This guy can be a politician on Earth”Yi Yun began to ruminate as he knew clearly that no one would question the scarcity of rations distributed anymore. Lian Chengyu’s promise of a castle in the air had silenced everybody. Any further questions would be dealt with not by Lian Chengyu, but by the surrounding people.
The poor were helpless. A person’s life was cheap. A bag of rations was worth several lives, so for the curated promise by Lian Chengyu, it was normal for there to be more deaths.
The people had led tough lives and were too depressed. They needed hope, a pillar of support for them to carry on living. They believed even a sliver of hope. Anyone who professed against it would be dealt with severely by the desperate.
Noticing that the people were still confused, a henchman jumped up loudly saying, “Love live Young master Lian Chengyu!”
Suffering people who were starving were easily incited. To them, they were willing to sacrifice their lives to ensure a better live for their offspring.
“Long live Young master Lian Chengyu…”A few people shouted weakly.
But the moment people started shouting, the shouting increased. Even those that were worried about their next meal had to go with the crowd.
This was the sorrow of the weak;they had no choice.
Seeing the reactions of the people, Lian Chengyu was very satisfied. As long as he wanted it, the entire Lian tribe was his stepping-stone. He wanted to step on this stone and create his own legend!
“Chengyu, well done.”The yellow robed elder said after walking up behind Lian Chengyu.
“Grandpa, you don’t have to praise me. It’s nothing. If I didn’t ignite the emotions of these people, it would be hard to carry on. Refining the bones would kill many.”
“Yes…”sighed the yellow robed elder. He knew that refining the bones would kill many. But regardless of the number of deaths, this opportunity must not be lost.
“One success is formed from a thousand bones. Grandpa, why do you sigh. The tribe will remember them for their deaths. Furthermore…with a few dead, there would be more food left. Holding out for another three months wouldn’t be a problem.”
Lian Chengyu said it casually. He was not worried over the sacrifices. How many people died a day in the wilderness?
A few ants dying could make a hero. It was definitely worth it, because a hero could save many more ants.
What more, the hero was himself!
Lian Chengyu’s words were unheard by anyone other than the yellow robed elder.
“Yun-er, what’s wrong?”Jiang Xiaorou had noticed that Yi Yun was not paying attention and jolted him. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing…”Yi Yun shook his head. He was in a trance neither because of Lian Chengyu’s speech, nor was it for the insufferable fate of the Lian tribe, but he noticed a few faint points of light had flown over, like fireflies in the night sky.
The lights flew into his mouth and disappeared.
Shortly thereafter, the Purple Crystal’s coolness permeated, becoming even clearer.
Obviously, the Purple Crystal was absorbing the lights. Just like the Purple Crystal absorbing the starlight at night!
And looking for the source of the lights, it actually was…
Yi Yun heart skipped a beat, it can’t be…