Chapter 1814: Inner demon
Hu Sheng was boiling with rage, Di Lao’s words clearly showed that he was siding with Su Mo.
However, he did not dare to act rashly as everything was based on strength. Behind Di Lao was a group of Martial Sages in the Great Completion Rank. They weren’t a force that he could stand against.
Furthermore, he was in Wendao City, which wasn’t a territory of his Empty Sky Sect.
“How about this! Su Mo, I will give you 1000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals for the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda in exchange. How about that?”
After a deep breath, Hu Sheng suppressed the rage in his heart and proposed.
He knew that he could only be blamed for his circumstances and he had to pay a price to get back the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda.
1000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals was nothing to him.
“1000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals?”
Su Mo shook his head and mocked, “Hu Sheng, aren’t you being too stingy? Do you think that the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda is only worth 1000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals?”
“Then how much do you want?” Hu Sheng’s face darkened as he asked. Was Su Mo trying to bargain with a king?
“How about this: give me 100,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals and I will sell the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda to you!” Su Mo sneered. He chose his words wisely by saying that he would sell the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda to Hu Sheng and not return it to him. Right now, he was the owner of the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda.
“What? 100,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals?”
Hu Sheng burst out with anger again and yelled, “Why aren’t you just robbing me?”
100,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals was equivalent to 1,000,000 Upper Spiritual Crystals. He did not have so many Spiritual Crystals and even if he had, he would not give them to Su Mo.
“Too bad then!” Su Mo shook his head. If he didn’t want to shed blood to retrieve the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda, wasn’t he dreaming?
Of course, Su Mo was not fully determined to keep the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda for himself. If Hu Shen was willing to pay the price, Su Mo was willing to sell it to him.
After all, Su Mo didn’t want to confront Hu Sheng. Otherwise, he would be in danger wherever he went in Mingxu Galaxy.
Unless he didn’t leave Sun Moon Tribe.
Hu Sheng’s chest rose as he sucked in a cold breath and turned towards Di Lao, “Di Lao, are you going to allow your junior to rob me?”
Di Lao was silent for a moment before he turned towards Su Mo and persuaded, “Su Mo, lower your asking price and don’t harm the relationship between our 2 sects!”
Di Lao also didn’t want to let Su Mo offend Hu Sheng completely as this would cost him in the future.
“Alright, 80,000 then! 80,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals and no less!” Su Mo said. In actual fact, this price was still incredibly high.
Although the Seven-colored Glazed Pagoda was an Upper Sacred Weapon, it would still be worth only around 70,000-80,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals even if Hu Sheng really wanted it back.
“20,000!” Hu Sheng darkened his face and shouted. This was his maximum price and he would not pay any higher for it.
“80,000 is the final price!” Su Mo maintained his stern expression. Although he had a lot of Spiritual Crystals, he would not lower the price.
That was because he was going to change all five elemental martial skills that he had cultivated to Sacred class martial skills soon.
At the minimum, these 5 Sacred class martial skills should be the Middle Sacred Rank or best case scenario, an Upper Sacred class skill.
He would definitely need to spend a large number of Spiritual Crystals to get the 5 martial skills and hence he needed to obtain more Spiritual Crystals first.
“You…!” Hu Sheng snapped. Su Mo was plucking the fur off a tiger, courting his own death.
With a sudden thought, Hu Sheng nodded his head and said, “80,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals is a large sum, I will need some time to prepare it!”
“Alright, I will wait for you!” Su Mo smiled as he nodded his head.
“Goodbye!” Hu Sheng’s voice boomed sarcastically before he cupped his fists towards Di Lao and left after glancing at Su Mo.
Hu Sheng cursed as he flew out of Wendao City, his rage reaching the sky. 80,000 Higher Grade Spiritual Crystals?
How could he have so many Spiritual Crystals? Even if he sold all his weapons he wouldn’t be able to buy back a weapon that he had originally owned. He would steal it back if he couldn’t purchase it.
“If you dare to leave Sun Moon Tribe, I will make sure you die!” Hu Sheng roared out loud as his body zipped through the sky at the speed of light, quickly entering Sun Moon World.
“Di Lao, thank you very much!” Once Hu Sheng had left, Su Mo cupped his fists towards Di Lao.
“Su Mo, take care of yourself!” Di Lao did not speak further with Su Mo before he shook his head and strode out of the yard.
Although he looked highly upon Su Mo, he would not spend the effort to take care of him.
Someone who offended Leng Xie would have a rough road ahead of him in Sun Moon Tribe.
Of course, because of the relationship with Saint Elder Zhen Xian, he would still help Su Mo.
Su Mo could only sigh as he felt the helplessness in Di Lao’s attitude.
With that, he returned to his mansion and continued to cultivate and strengthen his base while he circulated his Dark Force.
Time passed by swiftly and 1 month was over.
“About time!” Su Mo opened his bright eyes in the cultivation room.
Devouring 18 Silver Birth Fruits was equivalent to cultivating for 3 months. In addition to the additional cultivation that he did, Su Mo’s cultivation base was secure enough for him to break through to the Rank 8 Martial Honorable Realm.
With a mental thought, Su Mo entered he Jade Bangle Space and sat down cross-legged as he retrieved a large number of Spiritual Crystals.
His eyes flashed with confidence as, with his current cultivation situation, breaking through the bottleneck of his rank to reach the Rank 8 Martial Honorable Realm should not be a problem.
The Devouring Fighting Soul released and Su Mo began to devour the endless stream of Spiritual Qi into his body.
His cultivation rank was already the peak of the Rank 7 Martial Honorable Realm and hence, once the thin Spiritual Qi entered his body, he only needed to refine it slightly to break down the walls of his rank.
Crash! Bam! Boom!
Hollow sounds erupted from Su Mo’s body as the Divine Elixirs in him shook violently. Dark Force crashed in his body as though a large river was flowing through his veins.
Su Mo calmed himself down and threw aside all his thoughts as he tried to break through the cultivation bottleneck.
Around three hours later, the bottleneck of his realm had finally loosened under the thick layer of Dark Force in him.
“Break!” Su Mo yelled out loud and he waved his hand for a large mountain of Spiritual Crystals to appear before him. He was going to break through to the next rank in one breath.
However, right at that moment, the scene in front of him changed and his mind drifted elsewhere.
His mind suddenly started to churn wildly as flashes of his life swept pass him like camera flashes.
Innumerable snapshots of the events of his life and numerous familiar faces sped past his mind.
Yet, very quickly, the images stopped and a beautiful figure appeared in Su Mo’s mind.
White robes of satin drifted behind this beautiful, saint-like lady. There wasn’t a single flaw in her and her beauty was enough to drive people insane.
This lady was Qian Xunyue!
Everyone has a vital memory in their heart. Perhaps it was something they had done wrong before, someone they had missed out on or an indescribably painful event.
Qian Xunyue was Su Mo’s vital desire.
A desire could be a motivating force for a martial artist, pushing him to break through boundaries. Yet, it could also be an inner demon in his heart that would destroy him.