- The Unparalleled Spiritual Doctor: Demon Emperor's Defiant Love
- Chapter 229 - Three-star Nether Grass
Chapter 229: Three-star Nether Grass
Ye Jiuge was still contemplating how to bring up the issue of the trade when Yue Lingjun spewed out her opinion: “Dealing with the Sorcerers should be everyone’s duty. Don’t tell me you’re thinking about profiting at this time?”
Ye Jiuge looked up in surprise. Who gave this woman the right to demand things for free?
“That should be the case. Aren’t you a self-proclaimed hero who claimed to have resisted the Sorcerers? Don’t tell me you are unwilling to offer such a small thing?” Yue Lingjun continued in a matter-of-fact tone.
She did not like Ye Jiuge. She was just the elder sister of a lowly concubine, yet, she’d gained massive fame in Medicine Refinery City.
Now, the Spiritual Practitioner Alliance was going to eliminate the Bloodthirsty Sect. Competition within the Alliance was intense; even she had not come by her current position easily.
Yet, Ye Jiuge had been able to gain a spot on the task force without much trouble. She was even able to obtain the approval of the taskforce’s leader, Great Master Gong.
Those Legendary Venomous Insects were merely an unorthodox method. To think that she was planning to use it as a bargaining chip was entirely shameless.
This time, Qiao Shaohua did not stop his Junior.
Although the Danyang Sect had gained fame through pill production, they did not have a steady supply of Master Solidifying Pills.
Having a Patriarch for a grandfather, Yue Lingjun was in an advantageous position.
People like him who had no backing could only rely on themselves. He was very determined to get his hands on the Master Solidifying Pill. To him, Ye Jiuge was a rival for the pill.
Lessening a rival’s strength sounded like a good idea to him.
Gong Honglei was stunned by Yue Lingjun’s shamelessness. When he came around, he scolded her angrily, “What right do you have to ask someone to contribute selflessly? Who do you think you are?”
“Young Master Gong, I am speaking to Eldest Miss Ye. Why are you so agitated? Could it be…”
Yue Lingjun’s gaze danced suggestively between Gong Honglei and Ye Jiuge. Then she muttered in a voice that everyone could hear, “The younger sister is shameless, and the older sister isn’t any better either!”
“You!” Gong Honglei was so mad that his face turned red. If Yue Lingjun weren’t a woman, he would have attacked at her.
“Please mind your words, Miss Yue. Young Master Gong and I are only friends.”
Ye Jiuge formally set the relationship between Gong Honglei and her straight. Then, she turned to Gong Xifan. “But what Miss Yue said was correct. Dealing with the Bloodthirsty Sect is everyone’s duty. Those who have the ability should contribute, and I am willing to offer my Legendary Venomous Insects for free.”
“Sheesh, they’re just some Legendary Venomous Insects. You make it sound like they’re something great.” Yue Lingjun burst out laughing.
“Enough,” Qiao Shaohua also felt that his Junior had gone overboard, and he hurriedly tugged at her to stop.
“You do not have to do that, Eldest Miss Ye.” Gong Xifan frowned. He regretted his decision to bring these two fools from the Danyang Sect with him.
“Don’t stand on ceremony, Great Master Gong. Everyone should do their part in fighting the Sorcerers. If it were Miss Yue, I’m sure she would do the same.” Ye Jiuge smiled cunningly at Yue Lingjun.
“Of course,” Yue Lingjun replied cockily.
“In that case, there is something that I needed Miss Yue’s help with. I have a high-level Detoxifying Repellent Pill recipe with me. It can help defend against the protective formation that the Bloodthirsty Sect has cast. However, I still lack Three-star Nether Grass. As a member of the Danyang Sect, I’m sure Miss Yue has plenty of these spiritual herbs. She is surely willing to contribute them to the cause,” Ye Jiuge said with a grin, carefully wording her trap for Yue Lingjun.
Gong Honglei recognized this verbal trap.
He was very willing to help Ye Jiuge, so he said loudly, “Eldest Miss Ye can produce such a pill! How wonderful! Now, we will have another card in our hands when dealing with the Bloodthirsty Sect.”
As he finished, he turned to Yue Lingjun. “Miss Yue, we will have to rely on you to provide us with the Three-star Nether Grass. Don’t be all talk and no action!”
Yue Lingjun’s facial expression changed, and she hurriedly said, “The Three-star Nether Grass is not cheap. You…”
“Miss Yue, don’t tell me that you want me to give up my pill recipe for free too!” Ye Jiuge shot out before Yue Lingjun could say anything.
Yue Lingjun had been thinking about it.
Gong Honglei snatched the opportunity to speak. “Don’t worry, Eldest Miss Ye. The Danyang Sect has so many pill recipes, but I’ve never seen or heard them offering the recipes to anyone for free.”
The meaning of this statement was, “if you want someone to offer their recipe, you have to do the same!”
Yue Lingjun’s facial expression kept changing. Pill recipes were not allowed to be released outside of the sect.
It didn’t matter if her grandfather was the Danyang Sect’s Patriarch. Even he wasn’t allowed to go against this rule.
Seeing that the situation was getting worse, Qiao Shaohua chipped in, “Young Master Gong, the Three-star Nether Grass is very expensive. We are merely the disciples of the Danyang Sect, and we have no say in making such a decision.”
“Really? When you were trying to get Eldest Miss Ye to offer her Legendary Venomous Insects for free, both of you were hollering at the top of your lungs!” Gong Honglei did not care about saving face for these two.
Although the Danyang Sect was large, the Gong Clan was not to be trifled with either. There was no need to give them cover.
“How can those puny Legendary Venomous Insects compare to the Three-star Nether Grass?” Yue Lingjun huffed in anger.
The Three-star Nether Grass was a level-three spiritual herb. Cultivating it wasn’t easy, and it was impossible that they would give it to someone so easily.
“I disagree with Miss Yue. Everyone contributes to the mission based on their ability, whether the value is large or small. Besides, my Legendary Venomous Insects do not lose out in value to your Three-star Nether Grass. Three-star Nether Grass is merely valued at 1,000 gold each. My Legendary Venomous Insects are priceless,” Ye Jiuge said coolly.
“For those puny, miserable insects, and you dare to ask for so much? Bah!” Yue Lingjun’s face contorted in anger, and she wanted to give Ye Jiuge two tight slaps.
“Enough!” Gong Xifan was finally angered. He placed the force of a Spiritual Master on Yue Lingjun and Qiao Shaohua. “Either the Danyang Sect provides two jin of Three-star Nether Grass, or you both can scram. I do not need untrustworthy people on the team.”
“How can you be like this, Great Master Gong?” Yue Lingjun’s face twisted in anger.
She was the Danyang Sect’s Main Disciple, and Great Master Gong wanted to chase her away all because of a lowly concubine’s elder sister?
“Great Master Gong, my Junior is young and rash. Please forgive her.”
Qiao Shaohua could tell that Gong Xifan was indeed angered. If they continued, they would probably be kicked off the task force.
But the opportunity to be in the task force had come after significant hardship. There was no way he was going to be kicked out.
Since Yue Lingjun had caused the trouble, she had to be the only one to answer for it.
“You have three days to get everything ready,” Gong Xifan told them coldly.
“Yes.” Qiao Shaohua nodded helplessly, then turned to Yue Lingjun. “Junior, let’s go back first!”
Yue Lingjun stomped her foot, then glared at Ye Jiuge before turning to leave.
Gong Honglei looked at the retreating duo, then turned to Gong Xifan in frustration. “Third Uncle, those two are ridiculous. Did you really have to bring them along to fight against the Sorcerers?”
“Yes. If they are willing to part with the Three-star Nether Grass.” Gong Xifan did not express his thoughts on their personalities.
“They better be willing. Without the Detoxifying Repellent Pill, we will be hard-pressed to handle the Bloodthirsty Sect’s protective formation.” Ye Jiuge had not just set a verbal trap because she’d wanted to spite Yue Lingjun.