Chapter 290: Yuan crystal mine
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
The Lunar mountain city. Located in the south, it was a good distance away from the Magnificent Flame Sect, with mountain ranges stretching everywhere.
The streets were bustling with life, and the sounds of stall owners hawking their products could be clearly heard.
A figure could be seen flying out of a shop named “Medicine hall.” The man fell on the ground and vomited blood.
In no time, a chubby young woman could be seen dashing out. She looked as if she was about to burst into tears. “Zhenshan, are you alright?”
“What are you guys trying to do?” She said, turning towards the figures walking out of the shop angrily.
A guy in brocade clothes walked out, folding his fan.
“What are we doing? Do you understand my words, or are you playing deaf? I said I want the Medicine hall, and I’ll buy it for Ten thousand YHB. I’ll give you three days to move out, or you’ll have to pay the consequences.”
As soon as the teenager in the brocade clothes walked out, the spectating disciples started whispering to one another unhappily. However, none of them dared to interfere.
“Impossible.” Luo Zhenshan said, wiping the blood off the corner of his mouth. “This is daylight robbery! As the son of the mayor, how can you bully the citizens?”
“Hahaha. What a joke, Why should I give you face when you’re not giving me any? Listen up. Move out within three days, or face the consequences.” The teenager in the brocade clothes said.
At the same time, the three men behind him followed up. They wore poker faces, but they stared at Luo Zhenshan as if he was their prey.
Huang Qinghua looked at them in anger. “As the mayor’s son, how could you do such things? My Elder brother is a disciple of the Magnificent Flame Sect. He’ll definitely inform the sect about you and make you pay.”
“You’re elder brother? Oh. I know. Huang Fugui, right? I’m so afraid of a first-class outer disciple!”
“Do you think a first-class outer disciple would dare to report us to the sect? What gives him the guts?”
The teenager in brocade clothes laughed, not minding Huang Qinghua’s words. This city was located in such a remote area, and his father was the mayor of the city. What was better was that the Magnificent Flame Sect disciple guarding the city had turned a blind eye to this as he only wanted to live a peaceful life.
So what if Huang Fugui reported to the sect? The matter would ultimately fall back into the hands of the disciple guarding the city, and they would still be free to act as they please.
Just they were about to leave, something came to the teenager’s mind.
“Oh, I heard your wedding is around the corner, right? I don’t think you want your wedding to become a funeral, so you better act appropriately. Things will be worse then.”
He laughed out loud and left.
“Pui!” Luo Zhenshan glared at the figure that was getting further away unhappily.
A grand mansion.
The teenager in brocade clothes could be seen coming over. He hurried over when he saw the person sitting in the living room.
Both men were chatting in the living room.
Lord Li, Li An was the Magnificent Flame sect disciple guarding the city. He had been here for about eight years, and from being a stranger, he was now used to living in the city. He fell in love with the place as time passed, and he would be unwilling to leave now even if he was told to.
“Child, what’s the matter.” The mayor asked.
“Father, The Luo family really doesn’t know where they stand. They are still unwilling to sell the land to us now. However, I have threatened them to do it within these three days, or else…..” The teenager replied, making a throat-slitting gesture.
“Mhmm. You should keep this matter quiet. The Luo family is dense too. We have already offered such a high price, and yet they are unwilling to let it go.” The mayor said, slightly angry at the news. “Lord Li, are you sure about it?”
“One Hundred percent.” Li-An nodded. “That’s definitely a Yuan crystal mine. It would be great if we could collect them without anyone knowing. It’s a huge amount as well, and we could get anything we want then.”
“Hahaha.” The mayor smiled on hearing this. The Yuan crystal mine was such a critical resource. You couldn’t find much of it even in the Magnificent Flame Sect.
If they could control the mine, their lives would be greater.
Not only did the Magnificent Flame Sect need Yuan crystals, but other sects needed it as well. They could buy tons of stuff by then, even Earth-higher class pills with Yuan crystals.
They weren’t going to hand the Crystal mine to the Magnificent Flame Sect, as only idiots would hand their wealth over to the sect.
“Father, Luo Zhenshan’s fiancée’s brother is a Magnificent Flame Sect disciple. He’s said to be a first-class outer disciple. Do you think he will cause trouble?” The teenager said. As long as they got the mine, it didn’t matter how many lives they exchanged for it.
“It doesn’t matter.” Li An said. “He’s only a first-class outer disciple, which is not worth our notice. The sect is filled with disciples of his status, and even if he does makes a report, the sect will come to me and get me to deal with it. It’ll be easily settled.”
“Lord Li, what happens if that disciple dies?” The teenager asked.
To him, killing was the safest way to keep a secret.
“It’s not a big deal.” Li An said after a short pause. “But you need to be careful, as the sect will investigate when they find out that their disciples die. However, we’re in the Lunar mountain city, and with the nearby mountain range, just hide the corpse well, and it will be fine. It should be fine as many disciples leave the sect for years at a time too.”
The teenager laughed. “If Huang Qinghua didn’t have such an elder brother, things wouldn’t be so complicated.”
“Son, don’t act rashly. The villagers here aren’t blind.”
In an ordinary household.
“Does it hurts, brother Shan?” Huang Qinghua said, applying ointment on Luo Zhenshan. Thinking of the incident angered her. “They are really going overboard. Why isn’t the mayor doing anything?”
“Because I don’t think he cares.” Luo Zhenshan said angrily.
“Daughter, what should we do?”An elderly woman said worriedly. They were only given three days to move, and her daughter’s wedding was around the corner.
Luo Zhenshan’s body hurt, but he gritted his teeth and endured the pain. “Qinghua, be at ease. Our wedding will still go on. Let me go back and discuss this matter with my father.”
After wrapping his injuries, Luo Zhenshan hurried off.
They were unwilling to let things go the way the mayor’s son wanted, as they were the owner of the land, after all. It was ridiculous to sell it for just ten thousand YHB.
This was going against a rule that Emperor Yanhua set.
As the landowner, nobody should force them to sell the land or steal it.
“Mother, will elder brother be able to help Zhenshan when he returns?” Huang Qinghua asked worriedly.
“Daugther, how could he help?” The elderly woman shook her head. “You’re elder brother is just an outer disciple. That’s the mayor. Not even your brother can afford to offend him!”
“What should we do? Brother Zhenshan is stubborn. He won’t let this go so easily. I’m afraid something bad will happen to brother Zhenshan.”
Huang Qinghua and Luo Zhenshan were childhood sweethearts. Huang Qinghua’s family might not be as affluent as the Luo family. Still, since she had an elder brother who was a disciple of the Magnificent Flame Sect, the Huang family was considered better.
Since they were childhood sweethearts that knew each other well, the Luo family approved of their marriage despite the Huang family’s condition.
Three days later.
On a cliff.
A few figures could be seen coming from the distance, standing on the edge of the cliff. Huang Fugui looked towards the distance and pointed towards the city. “Senior brothers, look. This is my hometown. It has been years since I left for the Magnificent Flame Sect.”
“Junior brother Huang, how does it feels to come home.” Lin Fan laughed.
“Great. I wonder how my family is doing. To give them better lives, I went to the sect to improve my family’s status. It worked, but I lost any chance to keep them company. Luckily, I have an obedient younger sister who can take good care of my mother. If not, how could I lead such a carefree life in the Magnificent Flame Sect?”
Huang Fugui sighed. Recalling the past made him grateful for today.
Who would have thought that he would become friends with Lin Fan and end up an Invincible peak member?
“If not for you guys that wanted to look at the sceneries, we would have reached way earlier.”
They would have reached in half a day if they teleported with Lin Fan, but they decided to take their time to enjoy the scenery.
~It felt great to be able to admire the Magnificent Flame Sect’s scenery on the way here.~
They felt that the world was theirs when they looked down from the cliff.
“Let’s go. To the Lunar mountain city. Let’s see how pretty Junior brother Huang’s hometown is.”
Lin Fan waved his hands, and they left together. They didn’t need to teleport due to the short distance.
Lunar mountain city’s entrance.
Just as they were about to enter the city, they were stopped by a guard.
“Please pay the entrance fee. Ten YHB per person.” The guard said.
Huang Fugui looked up, slightly shocked. “Since when did we need to pay an entrance fee? I don’t remember this rule anywhere in the Magnificent Flame sect.”
“Pay up or leave.” The guard said, annoyed.
Huang Fugui wanted to quarrel with the guard, but thinking of his family members’ made him give up on it and paid sixty YHB.
“Come with me, senior brother. My home is nearby. We’ll reach soon.”