Chapter 725: Good Idea!
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“Alright!” Su Mo nodded and thought that this woman seemed to be good at chumming up with the man she knew by sight.
Zhao Yunxi was stunned, then laughed and said, “It does seem like master’s luck must have been very good to have not run into any Lv 6 or 7 demonic beasts!”
“Indeed, I’m lucky!” Su Mo nodded but laughed wryly in his heart. Who was to say that he didn’t run into Lv 6 or 7 demonic beasts? He had even run into two Emperor-to-be demonic beasts.
His luck must have been pretty good though, to have escaped with his life.
“Master, since this is your first time to Central Continent, you must not be familiar with this place at all. Why don’t you come to the Zhaos as a guest? I’ll express my gratitude to you for saving my life and brief you on the current happenings at Central Continent. This will make your life in Central Continent much easier.” Zhao Yunxi said.
Su Mo turned to look at her and when he saw that her eyes were full of sincerity, he was tempted to take her up on her offer.
Her words had made sense indeed. He knew nothing of Central Continent at this stage, so if he could gain some insight into the current situation here, it would make his subsequent life much easier.
“Miss, where is your home?” Su Mo asked.
“You may call me Yunxi. We’re living in Qingyuan City 50,000 kilometers away, not too far from here. When we get there, I’ll treat you to a meal to welcome you to Central Continent!”
“There’s no need for that. Let’s head to Qingyuan City first!” Su Mo waved it off with his hand.
A smile danced across Zhao Yunxi’s eyes. She had ultimately won after all. This cold fella could not resist her charm!
Then, Su Mo followed Zhao Yunxi toward the direction of Qingyuan City.
After 10 minutes of traveling, a majestic city appeared in front of them. Its city walls were about 300 meters tall, completely constructed with Dark Steel. Su Mo marveled at the sight.
However, it was not Qingyuan City.
“This is the 96th City!” Zhao Yunxi explained as she clocked Su Mo’s shocked expression. “There will be a large influx of demonic beasts charging into Central Continent every few decades, wrecking havoc in the land. Therefore, people built 999 majestic cities along the border of Barbaric Mountains to defend against the influxes of beasts.”
“I see!” Su Mo said. He still wondered why the influxes of demonic beasts only headed toward Central Continent.
He had never heard of the influxes of beasts in East Continent.
They moved at incredible speeds and soon arrived at Qingyuan City.
Qingyuan City, covering about 50 square kilometers, was considered a small city, but it was lively and prosperous. It had a population of a few million.
The Zhaos were one of the powerful families in Qingyuan City, their tribe members numbered hundreds of thousands and their chieftain was a Lv 1 Martial King Realm expert, famous across the region.
Su Mo was shocked to find that a Martial King Realm expert resided in such a small city. Central Continent was just much more powerful than East Continent.
The Zhaos mansion, covering an area of 3,000 hectares, was a sprawling compound and almost resembled a small-scale imperial palace.
Su Mo followed Zhao Yunxi to the Zhao mansion and he was not worried that she harbored ill intentions toward him. Based on his strength alone, almost no one in Qingyuan City would be able to harm him.
Su Mo and Zhao Yunxi sat facing each other in a pavilion of the backyard.
“Miss Yunxi, do you know where Emperor Xuan Palace is?” Su Mo asked her directly without beating around the bush.
“Emperor Xuan Palace?”
Zhao Yunxi was surprised, then she asked in confusion, “You want to join Emperor Xuan Palace, don’t you?”
To her, since Su Mo had come from East Continent and was highly talented, he must be wanting to join Emperor Xuan Palace!
Su Mo froze, then an idea came to him.
This is a good idea!
He could first join Emperor Xuan Palace as a disciple.
In that case, firstly, he could see how Xi’er was doing and secondly, he also could gauge how strong Shangguan Hao was.
Only if he knew exactly how strong Shangguan Hao was would he be able to win the battle.
Su Mo was also worried about the feelings of Xi’er for him.
He was worried that her feelings for him no longer remained the same after four years.
After all, feelings would change with time since time was the most powerful weapon in the world. Most people’s feelings would not be able to withstand the test of time.
Four years ago, Xi’er did like him, but the situation might have changed now!
This was just how society functioned in his previous life. Some women were born poor, but after they got used to a wealthy lifestyle, it would be close to impossible for them to revert to their previous lifestyle.
If Xi’er’s feelings had changed, Su Mo would not importune her. He would leave immediately to pursue his own life goals.
However, if her feelings for him remained unchanged, he would take her with him no matter what.
Su Mo decided that once he had settled Firmament Sect down in Central Continent, he would immediately leave for Emperor Xuan Palace.
“Yes!” Su Mo nodded in response to Zhao Yunxi’s question.
Zhao Yunxi said, “Emperor Xuan Palace is located in the south, not too far from Qingyuan City. If you travel non-stop, you should be able to reach in 10 days.”
Su Mo nodded. A journey of 10 days was indeed not too bad.
“However, Emperor Xuan would only recruit disciples once every three years. Normally, it would be very difficult to get accepted as a disciple unless you have an internal referral.” Zhao Yunxi continued.
“I see!” Su Mo nodded. Other sects also had similar practices.
“Master Su Mo, based on your talent, you should have no problem entering Emperor Xuan Palace if you have an internal referral.” Zhao Yunxi laughed.
Su Mo’s high cultivation at such a young age was already a sign of his incredible talent. Zhao Yunxi was certain that it wouldn’t be too difficult for him to join Emperor Xuan Palace.
“Ha Ha, I hope so!” Su Mo laughed and said, “Many thanks for telling me all these!”
“There’s no need to thank me. You saved my life, so I should be the one thanking you.” Zhao Yunxi replied with a laugh.
Su Mo nodded, then asked, “Miss Yunxi, may I know what forces control Qingyuan City?”
Su Mo thought that Qingyuan City was a pretty good location to settle Firmament Sect down, so he wanted to know more about this city.
“There are several large families here, and every family has a Martial King Realm expert at its helm…!” Zhao Yunxi started to give Su Mo a detailed explanation on the situation at Qingyuan City.
There were five large families in Qingyuan City, including the Zhaos, and each family had a Martial King Realm expert.
These five families basically controlled Qingyuan City, their ties to the city ran deep.
Due to Qingyuan City’s proximity to Barbaric Mountains, the mountains had long been the main source of this city’s wealth.
Each family within the city could rely on the Barbaric Mountains for cultivation resources.
Spiritual herbs and demonic beasts raw materials were very popular in this city. If one obtained such resources from the Barbaric Mountains, one could fetch a good price for them.
As Zhao Yunxi continued to introduce this place to him, Su Mo made the decision to settle Firmament Sect here at Qingyuan City.
The Barbaric Mountains would also be a good training ground for the disciples of Firmament Sect in the future.