Chapter 304: Sword Scripture
Xiao Man listened to the words of the strange person whose head was shrouded in fog.
Xiao Man could not help but walked in.
The moment she entered, the first thing she felt was countless prying spiritual senses.
These spiritual senses were incomparably crazy, deformed, and distorted.
In front of their craziness, deformity, and distortion, a heavenly demon probably did not even have the qualifications to carry its shoes!
That was because Xiao Man had faced a core formation stage heavenly demon before.
However, she did not feel like this before either.
She felt like a fish that had climbed onto the beach, yet in the end bumping into a huge crocodile.
Also, she felt as if she was a deer that was grazing on the grassland. When it poked its head out, there was a hungry white tiger lying in the grass!
Apart from closing its eyes and waiting to die, there was no other outcome!
This made Xiao Man tremble.
Fortunately, the voice of the strange man came from behind, “Customer, please sit…”
All the terror, craziness, and distortion disappeared without a trace in the voice, as if they had never existed.
Xiao Man swallowed her saliva and could only follow the strange man’s request. She sat on a strange rectangular chair that he designated.
This chair was as weird as this strange man.
After Xiao Man sat on it, all the hair on her body stood on end.
Her soul screamed in fear.
She knew what kind of skin was being wrapped around this chair..
It was the skin of an immortal-level heavenly demon!
Moreover, it was a void heavenly demon that was being captured and skinned alive!
This was because the moment Xiao Man sat down, her vision became hazy.
She seemed to have seen a terrifying monster rampaging through the void.
He had captured a heavenly demon that was so powerful that it had almost solidified into a physical form.
“This is top-quality leather…”
“Master will like it after she’s born…”
And so, this extremely powerful heavenly demon was skinned alive!
Xiao Man quickly shook her head, and the illusion in front of her disappeared.
She knew this was the memory left in the heavenly demon’s skin that she was sitting on. It was the demon’s instinctive reaction when it encountered a creature of the same origin.
It was warning!
The source of the world’s disaster, the heavenly demon that took the destruction of the world as its responsibility, was warning its food.
This place was very dangerous..
This place was extremely dangerous..
Xiao Man swallowed her saliva and saw the strange man. He picked up a strange, thin object and walked to an equally strange object that seemed to be a heavenly item.
He pressed a switch.
Hot water flowed out of the heavenly item.
“Customer…” the strange man carried the thin, transparent cup and walked to Xiao Man. “Please have some tea…”
Xiao Man took the cup with trembling hands.
The cup was very thin, and the tea in the cup was very hot.
She put it in front of her and looked at the tea.
A few golden leaves floated in the cup.
Spirit aura was so dense that it almost turned into liquid lingered on the cup.
Xiao Man took a light sniff and felt that her soul was light, and her soul was even more condensed.
“Immortal tea! It’s definitely immortal tea!”
“Also, it might be the emperor tea that only the heavenly emperor has the right to drink!”
Legend had it that the heavenly emperor planted a supreme immortal tea tree.
The tea tree sprouted once every three hundred years. The heavenly Emperor ordered the Empress to personally pick it and stir-fry it with a supreme technique.
When mortals sniffed it, they would be free from disease and disasters and live longer.
After taking a sip, they would be able to transcend the mortal world and even ascend!
Because of its miraculous effects, only a few immortals and gods in heaven had drunk it before!
Now, the cup of tea casually handed over by this strange man was comparable to the emperor’s most treasured tea!
This caused Xiao Man’s shock was way beyond words.
“How is it?” The strange man asked, “Customer, my tea is not bad, right?”
“This is a gift from a customer…”
Xiao Man was even more shocked when she heard this.
A gift from a customer?
What did this mean?
This meant that this strange man, even an almighty who could grow such immortal tea, had to suck up to and curry favor with him. He even did not hesitate to give a divine item like the emperor tea to gain the strange man’s trust and intimacy.
“Your tea is indeed very good…”Xiao Man’s hands were trembling as she picked up the teacup and carefully took a sip. The dense spirit aura mixed with the indescribably sweet tea, refreshed and cleansed her mind.
This was indeed an emperor tea-grade immortal tea.
After taking a sip, Xiao Man felt that her soul had become more agile and stable.
This at least saved her several years of effort in refining her soul!
This meant that ordinary heavenly demons could no longer break through her mind easily.
This might allow her to go further in the future!
She could provide protection for her villagers and parents for even longer!
Therefore, she couldn’t help but take another sip.
“Hehe!” The strange man was very satisfied with Xiao Man’s tactfulness. His proud voice directly lingered in Xiao Man’s ears. “Customer, as long as you like it!”
Then, he sat opposite Xiao Man.
The fire in his eyes swirled like yin and yang.
A kitten appeared at his feet unknowingly.
The kitten meowed softly.
Xiao Man looked at it, and then her eyes widened.
A magnificent building was reflected in the shadow behind the kitten.
Countless prayers and wishes came rolling in.
It was a god!
A God that guarded one and protected another!
A cat which had become a god!
Such a thing was extremely rare even before the fall of heaven.
Xiao Man looked at the kitten, then nodded slightly to convey a friendly message to it.
However, the Cat God was very proud.
It raised its head arrogantly and rubbed against the strange man’s pant leg intimately.
Just like a pet, it was acting coquettishly to its owner.
“Little darling…”the strange man reached out and stroked the Cat God’s head, like how an owner would normally do to comfort his pet. “When I’m done, I’ll play with you again!”
The kitten meowed obediently and lay down very docilely.
On the other hand, the weirdo looked at Xiao Man. The two HP points were rising, transforming, and evolving.
Just by looking at the two points of HP, Xiao Man could not help but think of the contents recorded in the principium of Tao.
One begets two, two begets three, and three begets all things.
The HP was just like the flame when the world was first created.
It was the flame that was spat out from the torch dragon’s mouth.
It created time and space.
It also separated the clear and turbid air.
It allowed the clear air to rise and the turbid air to fall, forming Heaven and Earth.
Then, the strange man asked, “Customer, can you tell me…”
“What kind of book do you want?”
He looked at Xiao Man. The flowing fire conveyed an irrefutable truth.
I have everything you want.
There is nothing that I don’t have.
Whether you know it or not.
Whether you want it or not.
I have everything!
As long as you can pay the price, you can take them away!
Xiao Man felt his will, and she certainly didn’t dare to question it.
“Can I even afford to pay the price?” Xiao Man asked herself.
She looked at the man’s strange bookstore again.
There was nothing here that she could recognize.
There was an immortal lamp hanging above her head. It was a lamp that she could not understand.
There was no trace of oil, nor was there any sign of burning.
It just lit up like that, emitting a light that even the fog could not hide, leading her to this place.
Above the immortal lamp, there were unusual pieces of stone slabs made of unknown materials.
These stone slabs were inlaid with each other in a way that Xiao Man had never seen before.
In the gaps between the stone slabs, there were something terrifying curled up inside.
They were extremely powerful, but trembling with fear that did not dare to show up.
The strange chair that she was sitting on, was wrapped in the skin of an immortal-level heavenly demon.
When the heavenly demon was alive, it was skinned alive by a terrifying thing.
Moreover, its soul was also stripped off and filled in the chair.
On the opposite chair, there was also a chair wrapped in the skin of an immortal-level heavenly demon.
Xiao Man could clearly feel that as the strange man sat on the chair, his weight caused the heavenly demon’s soul in the skin to fluctuate in pain.
However, this actually served as a massage.
On both sides of the wall, there were strange and terrifying portraits.
On those portraits, Xiao Man could faintly feel powerful existences that she didn’t dare to look directly at. They carefully curled up their bodies in those portraits.
They didn’t dare to show even the slightest bit of themselves in front of the strange man.
All of this was enough to prove that this strange man was the master of this fog world.
Everything here was his pets, servants, and guards.
He controlled this place, he dominated this place, and also ruled this place.
Even the fog might only be his guard.
The fog guarded the gates and cleaned up the filthy.
Therefore, the moment the fog enveloped the core formation stage heavenly demon, it was killed!
Then, even its flesh and soul were vaporized.
This was the duty of the guards.
The master’s territory could not have the slightest bit of filth!
It had to be clean!
In front of such a powerful existence, in his terrifying territory.
Xiao man understood that even if she put all her flesh and soul on the line, it would probably not be able to compare to any of the items he had here.
Xiao man came to a realization when she thought of this.
“Why did he allow me to come here?” Xiao Man thought of the key point.
Such a powerful ancient immortal was an ancient existence on par with Zhulong.
If he did not want to, no one would be able to meet him.
Only with his approval could outsiders see him and come into contact with him.
Otherwise, even if they entered this fog world by chance, they would definitely be cleared by the fog.
Just like that core formation stage heavenly demon, not even a bit of ash was left behind before it was completely vaporized.
Therefore, Xiao Man understood.
Perhaps he faked all these so as to achieve something.
Or perhaps he simply found her pleasing to the eye and wanted to meet her face to face, then giving her another chance.
And no matter which possibility it was, it showed that she could pay the price he wanted.
Thinking of this, Xiao Man became excited.
She asked carefully, “Sir, do you have sword scriptures here?”
Xiao Man understood that this ancient immortal god probably had countless ancient sword scriptures that she could not imagine and recognized.
Perhaps, there was a powerful sword scripture that even immortal Gods could not imagine.
But, the key was, would he be willing to sell these ancient and powerful secret scriptures to her?
Therefore, after asking this question, Xiao Man became nervous.
She was afraid of being rejected, at the same time, afraid of being accepted.
Ling Pingan listened to Little Rollie… Yes, the little girl’s words, and he immediately smiled, “Sword scriptures?”
“Sword scriptures are good…”
He was incomparably happy, extremely happy!
He happened to have many ancient martial arts books that had not been sold for a very long time.
It was when he was in university, after exposing the so-called ancient martial arts grandmaster’s paintings. He bought them from the market out of curiosity and planned to study them as references for his new book.
Basically, they were all very mysterious things.
Ling Pingan had read some of them and felt that these so-called ancient martial arts were more or less like a scam.
What anger, God..
It was all a mess.
Practices that required one to address their parents morning and evening, and cultivated at noon.
With one look, one could tell that this was something to hocus-pocus people who didn’t understand science.
Needless to say, using it to write a novel was really not bad!
Ling Pingan had relied on these materials to write a book named The Ancient Martial Arts Inheritor in the City. The subscription was not bad, at least it had resolved his internet and living expenses when he was studying.
It was really great!
Therefore, he stood up and said to the little girl, “Customer, please wait a moment…”
Then, he happily walked to the bookshelf.
… … ..
Xiao Man looked at the happy looking strange man, as he stood up and walked into the bookstore. It was not until this moment that she finally noticed that the inner layer of the bookstore was a dark, deep, and extremely quiet abyss.
This abyss was even more terrifying and deep than the huge hole formed after the sky fell.
A viscous liquid that was as thick as asphalt slowly flowed around the deep abyss.
A faintly terrifying sound came from within.
Pairs after pairs of crazy and evil scarlet eyes filled with distortion and despair blinking in the depths of the abyss.
Xiao Man only took one look and did not dare to look again.
She quickly turned her head and looked in front of her.
Rustling sounds came from the heavenly demon’s skin which she was sitting on.
It was the soul of the heavenly demon that was not completely dead. After it sensed the soul of a living creature from the same origin, it squirmed uneasily.
A soft meow made the soul of the heavenly demon immediately suppressed down like a mouse when it heard the voice of its enemy.
“Thank you!” Xiao man quickly expressed her gratitude to the kitten.
However, the kitten ignored her. It curled up again and fell asleep beside the strange chair.
Xiao Man looked at it and expressed her gratitude again, “Thank you so much…”
This time, the kitten was no longer arrogant.
It meowed softly as if it was saying, “I’m not helping you. I just don’t want my master’s customer to be disturbed…”
Xiao Man felt the meaning of its cry. She picked up the teacup and took another sip.
The dense spirit aura mixed with the sweet tea seeped into her soul and calmed her mind a little.