Chapter 1427 Tyrant Flame Cave
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
Mo Fan was just about to discuss Mui Nujiao’s plan when he heard an adorable sound coming from her stomach.
It was extremely soft, yet Mo Fan’s hearing was impressive enough to pick it up.
Mo Fan looked at the takeaway food that had already gone cold before glancing at Mui Nujiao, who was blushing a little. He burst out laughing and said, “Come, let’s grab some supper. You should look after yourself too; it’s not good eating takeaway food all the time. You can leave it for Ai Tutu, I bet she’s going to be starving when she’s sober and wakes up in the middle of the night. Let’s go grab something nice.”
“Sure,” Mui Nujiao was in a good mood, giving her a great appetite.
She rarely ate supper, but after Chairman Shao Zheng came over to talk with Mo Fan and she spent some time taking care of Ai Tutu, the clock had already struck ten. However, since she was in a great mood, she would not mind grabbing some delicacies from the night market…
The two did not hail a ride. There were a lot of great food places around Pearl Institute. They could easily head toward the city center on foot. There were quite a few places serving delicacies along the streets. Even though Mo Fan did not consider himself a foodie, no one would ever say no to nice food!
Little Flame Belle was already asleep, but she suddenly came out on her own when she heard the plan to grab some nice supper. She happily hung around Mo Fan’s neck and signaled Mo Fan that his little princess was thinking of having some delicious spicy crawfish.
Everything was the same when they arrived at the night market. It was as lively and bustling as usual, with the pleasant aromas from many foods lingering in the air.
They went to a diner that had been around for quite some time. Mo Fan ordered a few dishes and a few skewers of chicken wings. He started wolfing down the food while enjoying the unique aroma of grilled cumin from the diner.
Mo Fan and Zhao Manyan often came here when they were still in school. The chicken wings here were some of the best!
It was Mui Nujiao’s first time eating at the diner. It was easy to put on weight eating oily and spicy food. She hesitated for a moment, wondering if she should order something lighter.
“Try it, you are going to fall in love with the chicken wings here,” Mo Fan informed her.
“Sure,” Mui Nujiao waited for the food to cool down a little before eating at a slow pace. Unlike Mo Fan, who was wolfing down the food, Mui Nujiao slowly separated the meat from the bone before eating it. It was difficult for her to forgo her demeanor of a virtuous lady.
“Such a pity, Pudong is drowned now. There was a place with very nice crawfish there. Lingling introduced it to me; we would always have a feast there whenever we were done with a job,” Mo Fan sighed.
“So that’s what you’re pitying about,” Mui Nujiao giggled. She initially thought Mo Fan was going to express his compassion for Pudong, yet he was only bemoaning the fact that he could no longer eat the crawfish there.
“Humans don’t really take pity on a place, but the pleasant memories that they had in the place… Little Flame Belle, I’m going to smack your little ass if you dare eat my chicken wings while I’m talking again!” Mo Fan warned her.
“Ling!~” Little Flame Belle cried unpleasantly. She grabbed the meatiest chicken wing and sat in a corner angrily with her back facing Mo Fan.
Mui Nujiao could not stop laughing. She immediately gave the meat that she had finished scraping off the bones to Little Flame Belle in pampering love. Little Flame Belle immediately betrayed her master and sat closer to Mui Nujiao.
“Little Flame Belle, why are you stacking up the bones?” Mui Nujiao asked with a confused face.
“Ling!~” Little Flame Belle waved her hands around and even grinned fiercely to reveal her teeth on purpose.
Mui Nujiao was an expert in the “Beast Language”. She actually understood Little Flame Belle’s way of communicating.
Little Flame Belle was a very sensible little cutie. She had eaten the delicious meat off the chicken wings and left the bones for Uncle Wolf. She knew her Uncle Wolf liked to gnaw at bones.
Mo Fan’s expression darkened.
His pet wolf was a Flying Creek Snow Wolf that possessed a noble lineage from Antarctica. He was not a dog!
Besides, these bones were not even enough for the old wolf to fill the gaps between his fangs. He could easily eat a whole cow instead!
Mui Nujiao could not stop giggling again. The men nearby subconsciously peeked at her secretly.
Mo Fan was left speechless by Little Flame Belle too. He could not imagine how the wolf would react when Little Flame Belle happily gave him a pile of bones. If he dared to reject Little Flame Belle’s offer, she might even get angry…
“Stop drinking if you are already at your limit. It’s time to go back; you’re just embarrassing yourself here!” a well-dressed man scolded another drunk young man.
The man helped the drunk young man up and dragged him out of the diner. He handed the young man to a few others who were with him. They happened to walk past Mo Fan and Mui Nujiao’s table. The man came to a stop and frowned when he saw Mui Nujiao.
“Xiao Jiao, why are you here eating this junk!” the man exclaimed sternly. “And who is this guy? How many times did I tell you to come back to the clan and not waste your time with shady people like him?”
“Brother, he’s my schoolmate. Please take back your words!” Mui Nujiao retorted angrily.
“So what if he’s your schoolmate? Do you think I don’t know what people like him are thinking? Do they seriously think they can really establish connections with our clan through you!? Forget it, why do I even bother wasting my time here, I still have to bring this ashsh*** back.” The man seemed to be in quite a bad mood. He grabbed the drunk young man and left.
Mui Nujiao had an apologetic look. She did not expect to see her eldest brother here. “I’m sorry, my brother has always been an arrogant person,” Mui Nujiao apologized.
“It’s fine. He’s not wrong either; I’m indeed quite shady, HAHAHA,” Mo Fan burst out laughing.
Mo Fan went back to enjoy a comfortable sleep after he had his fill.
He still had to pay a visit to Fanxue Mountain. He was initially planning to go there right away after coming back to the country, but Liu Ru told him that Mui Ningxue was away, so he was not in a rush to go back.
Mo Fan had never treated Fanxue Mountain as his home. He was already used to living in the Magic City, and always felt something was missing in Fanxue Mountain. Besides, he had more resources and connections in the Magic City. Mui Ningxue was also busy managing her clan at Fanxue Mountain, so it was unnecessary for him to interfere with her business.
Mo Fan had yet to find himself a new Soul-grade Fire Seed. He believed he had a higher chance of finding it in the Magic City. He planned to visit Fanxue Mountain some time later.
Zhao Manyan could not afford to show himself at an auction, so Mo Fan had no choice but to go alone. It would have been easy for him to bid for a high-quality Soul-grade Fire Seed with Zhao Manyan’s help.
“None of them really got my attention, yet their prices are marked up to around eight hundred million yuan. They aren’t even comparable to the Lightning Tyrant,” Mo Fan sighed when he left the auction.
There were indeed Soul-grade Fire Seeds being auctioned off in the Magic City’s marketplace, but they either did not have a Domain (because they were refined with Fundamental Crystals), or their Domains were nothing impressive. They would not give Mo Fan any help, since he could easily utilize Little Flame Belle’s Domain.
Mo Fan was looking for a special Soul-grade Fire Seed that would work perfectly with his Fire Element, but it was extremely difficult to find a suitable Soul-grade Fire Seed!
“With twenty thousand kilometers of coastline being invaded, the price of every Spirit-grade Seed and Soul-grade Seed has risen significantly. Every city, faction, and renowned clan is crazily recruiting capable Mages to fend off the sea monsters. The market is short on resources,” Zhao Manyan explained.
“The one called Dunhuang Jade Fire wasn’t too bad. Its flames are pure and powerful. It’s five times stronger than a normal fire, and it also has a Domain that can set the area nearby on fire when the flames form a certain pattern in the air, inflicting extra damage on the enemy,” Lingling noticed.
“It’s quite special, but it feels redundant in my case. I already have the Calamity Fire and the Ardent Sunset. Both of these flames are brute-force types that maximize the damage of my Fire Element, including the Rose Flame I have been using for so long. It also amplifies my Fire Element by 2.5 times. It’s pretty straightforward…” Mo Fan said.
“Well, that’s just how your fighting style is,” Zhao Manyan observed.
“Not really, I just think the Dunhuang Jade Fire isn’t as impressive, yet it’s worth eleven billion…” Mo Fan said.
“You can just be honest and say that you don’t have the money for it,” Zhao Manyan said.
The prices of Soul-grade Seeds were too insane. Mo Fan was a little regretful that he did not look for a Soul-grade Fire Seed back when it was still affordable.
It was also harder to earn money now. Most of the jobs with high rewards were given out by the government and military, while private jobs would only pay around ten million each. How hard would he have to work to earn a billion if each job would only pay him ten million?
Mo Fan was seriously short on funds. As a man with six Elements, he would never have enough money to satisfy his needs!
“Speaking of Fire Seeds, it does remind me of something,” Zhao Manyan said. “I believe you have heard of the Dongfang Clan, right?”
“Yeah, a clan known for their expertise in the Fire Element,” Mo Fan nodded.
“Their clan has a Land of Heritage called the Tyrant Flame Cave. Every disciple of the clan will be put to trial in the Tyrant Flame Cave when they reach a certain level of cultivation. Many of the disciples have obtained extremely rare Fire Seeds from it. Mo Fan, your Fire Element is pretty strong, and since you can’t afford the Soul-grade Seeds on the market, I think you should try your luck in the Tyrant Flame Cave. Perhaps you can find yourself a suitable Soul-grade Fire Seed!” Zhao Manyan proposed.
“Does a place like that really exist?” Mo Fan exclaimed.
“Many old renowned clans have their own Lands of Heritage, especially those that are known for their expertise in certain Elements. Why do you think their disciples are always better at using certain Elements than the others? Do you seriously think it’s pure genetics?” Zhao Manyan asked.
“Let’s talk to Dongfang Lie then; I’m his schoolmate after all,” Mo Fan said.
“That’s fine, but normally, it’s unlikely for these renowned clans to allow outsiders to enter their Land of Heritage. You can try paying the Dongfang Clan a visit and subdue any girl with a huge bust, round bottom, and slim waist that pleases your eyes straight away. I believe the Dongfang Clan will happily let you enter their Land of Heritage!”
“Am I that kind of a person!?” Mo Fan responded in an unpleasant tone. “She has to have a pretty face, soothing voice, slender figure, and good… ugh, Lingling, this conversation isn’t really appropriate for kids. You should enjoy your milk tea somewhere else for now.”