Chapter 650: As My Guest
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
Many people lost their bets when Su Mo defeated Hua Yuanhan, but no one was angry or resentful. They had just witnessed a miracle, a counteroffensive that only an all-time great talent could pull off.
Su Mo’s performance filled the crowd with great admiration.
Most of them were long-term residents of Devilish Land. They were more savage, violent and bloodthirsty than others and they held the strong in high regard.
Su Mo had been famous throughout the East Continent as one of Top 1,000 Talents when he was at the Enlightenment Realm, but since the crowd had not witnessed his phenomenal abilities, they had only exclaimed in wonder.
Today’s battle with Hua Yuanhan earned him deep respect from these martial artists.
This was a respect for the strong, an honor bestowed only upon truly talented geniuses.
In other words, Hua Yuanhan’s death marked the moment Su Mo’s status as an all-time talent was truly cemented.
Li Feng and Hong Qingxuan broke into delighted smiles. Su Mo would always be Su Mo. He could only grow stronger; he would never be defeated.
In the fighting ring, Su Mo searched through the debris for Hua Yuanhan’s storage ring. He found it trapped within an ice shard alongside the remains of his palm.
Su Mo collected it with a wave of his hand and left the fighting ring.
He had won a considerable amount of Spiritual Stones in the five battles and had no need to continue fighting. What was more, if he chose to continue and was matched against another expert opponent, he wasn’t completely confident that he would win.
“Su Mo, I am truly impressed with your talent!” Elder Lin appeared in a flash beside Su Mo.
“Elder, you’re flattering me!” Su Mo saluted him with clasped hands.
After some thought, Elder Lin said with a smile, “You have won five battles in a row, resulting in 1.55 million Upper Spiritual Stones as a reward. Follow me!”
Elder Lin was in a good mood. It was a rather large amount of Spiritual Stones to pay out, but the arena had been saved from even bigger losses thanks to Su Mo’s counteroffensive in the final battle.
“Sure!” Su Mo nodded.
He signaled to Li Feng and Hong Qingxuan in the spectators stand and followed Elder Lin out of the arena.
Li Feng and Hong Qingxuan quickly left the spectators stand to follow after them.
Watching Su Mo as he walked away, the crowd continued to exclaim in wonder for a long time before they started to leave the arena.
The subsequent battles lost their luster in comparison to Su Mo’s earlier ones.
In a small receiving hall inside the tower, Elder Lin handed Su Mo a storage pouch. “Su Mo, here is the 1.57 million Upper Spiritual Stones you’ve won!”
Su Mo had won 1.55 million from his battles and 20,000 Spiritual Stones from his earlier bet, for a total of 1.57 million Upper Spiritual Stones.
“Many thanks!” Su Mo accepted the storage pouch. After taking a quick look at its contents, he thanked Elder Lin.
Elder Lin waved off Su Mo’s gratitude. He took out another two pouches and handed them to Li Feng and Hong Qingxuan.
“These are the winnings from your bets.” Elder Lin said.
“Many thanks!” Li Feng and Hong Qingxuan thanked him. They had won 490,000 Upper Spiritual Stones each.
This was a huge amount to any martial artist in the True Darkness Realm. When converted to Medium Spiritual Stones, it was close to 500 million.
“Elder, now that we have received our winnings, we will head out!” Su Mo saluted Elder Lin. He could not wait to leave for he suddenly felt weak and fatigued as if he had not slept for days.
Su Mo really hated this feeling for this was when he was at his weakest. He was not even able to summon 20% of his strength.
If he were to encounter any strong opponents in his current state, he would die for sure.
“Young friend, please wait!” Elder Lin waved at him.
Su Mo was confused by Elder Lin’s actions.
A young man walked in. Su Mo turned his head and found it was Yin Tianchou.
“Su Mo, would you like to stay at the Mansion of the City Governor as my guest?” Yin Tianchou asked with a smile.
“As your guest?” Su Mo was dazed by his words. He was now extremely weak and his top priority was to find a place to recuperate. Where would he find the time to be a guest?
Su Mo hardly knew Yin Tianchou. If Yin Tianchou had ulterior motives, he would be in trouble!
As Su Mo was about to turn down his invitation, Yin Tianchou continued, “Having watched your battle with Hua Yuanhan, I daresay that you used some kind of powerful secret technique during the battle. You are probably very weak right now!”
Su Mo frowned and narrowed his eyes. He was on the alert for Yin Tianchou had managed to accurately point out his current state.
“Ha Ha!” Yin Tianchou laughed at Su Mo’s wary expression. He shook his head and said, “Don’t worry, I bear no ill intentions toward you. I only wish to make your acquaintance!”
Su Mo remained silent, his gaze fixed on Yin Tianchou.
Upon seeing this, Yin Tianchou added with a smile, “By the way, if I had borne any ill will toward you, I wouldn’t have gone through so much trouble. Just a word from me and everyone in Sky Devil City will do my bidding!”
Su Mo let out a secret sigh of relief at his words. Indeed, it made sense given his status as the son of the Sky Devil City’s governor. If he had wanted to harm him, he did not need to go through so much trouble.
Elder Lin was not someone he’d be able to take on either.
“I need some time to convalesce. I’m afraid I have to reject your offer!” Su Mo shook his head after a moment’s contemplation.
Su Mo’s rejection did not anger Yin Tianchou. Instead, he continued in a low voice, “Su Mo, it might be even more dangerous for you now if you leave Sky Devil City in your current state. Please rest in the Mansion of the City Governor. You may leave Sky Devil City anytime you wish once you’ve recovered.”
“This…!” Su Mo hesitated. It was a good idea. It would be more sensible for him to stay and replenish his essence, qi, and spirit here before leaving.
It also wouldn’t reflect too well on him if he responded with constant rejection after he had extended multiple invites.
Su Mo nodded after some thought. “I guess I’ll have to impose on you for a few days!”
“Ha Ha!” Yin Tianchou laughed heartily. “This is not imposing on me at all, it’s my honor! Let’s go, I’ll bring you to the Mansion!”
Yin Tianchou turned and left the hall. Su Mo laughed softly and followed closely behind with his friends.
The Mansion of the City Governor was built next to the Death Arena so it wasn’t long before they arrived.
It was extremely large, even larger than the imperial palace in Skymoon Country. Many halls, towers, man-made mountains, and pavilions dotted the mansion.