“This is a treasure card with 100,000 gold.” Lin Xuanzhi took out a card from his storage bag with a smile and handed it to Esteemed Huai Yu, “Of course, this is only used to compensate for the spiritual plants. I don’t know how much Martial Uncle’s face is worth? Why don’t Martial Uncle say a number, so that I can be mentally prepared.”
This time, it was Esteemed Huai Yu’s turn to raise his eyebrows in surprise.
In fact, 100,000 gold was not much money, especially in the eyes of this Demon Venerable, who had been paying for everything with spirit stones all these years; the 100,000 gold was even less worth mentioning.
But it was the first time he saw a person take out this much money so straightforwardly. He didn’t even hesitate at all. If it weren’t for the fact that Lin Xuanzhi was using money everywhere now and didn’t have much money for himself, Esteemed Huai Yu would have suspected that Lin Xuanzhi was actually a very rich man.
This grand sum of money–
One hundred thousand gold… This definitely was not a small sum in terms of the Five Continents’ currency value.
He’s afraid that Lin Xuanzhi probably had to expend a lot of energy to earn so much money.
This boy didn’t even ask any other questions. When someone asked him for money, he gave it to him. Huai Yu didn’t know whether he was just plain stupid or smart as hell.
But Huai Yu felt that he had received quite a bargain when he got the money and felt very happy.
“Are you kidding me? Is This Venerable’s face something that a vulgar thing like money can buy?” Esteemed Huai Yu’s voice was deafening. “This Venerable’s face is priceless!”
Esteemed Lan Yue couldn’t help but cast his nutjob of a junior martial brother a sideways glance.
Lin Xuanzhi fought back the impulse to twitch the corners of his mouth. He had an urge to bring Ah Hen back to his side. If his Ah Hen followed such a master who had sudden fits from time to time, Lin Xuanzhi wasn’t sure if Ah Hen would be led astray one day.
Lin Xuanzhi coughed softly, “Martial Uncle, what other troubles did Ah Hen cause?”
Esteemed Huai Yu thought for a moment, “Nothing else for the moment. When I think of it, I’ll come back to ask you for money; it’ll be good as long as you prepare as much as you can in advance!”
Esteemed Lan Yue, “…” So embarrassing. He didn’t want to admit this was his junior martial brother.
Lin Xuanzhi’s face remained unchanged and he smiled, “Then I’ll wait for Martial Uncle to think of it.”
Esteemed Huai Yu’s old heart felt comforted. He felt that Lin Xuanzhi really was very different from that father of his, who loved to act all pretentious; Lin Xuanzhi also had self-awareness and knew how to conduct himself with integrity. If Lin Xuanzhi showed even a tiny bit of reluctance today, he would have intentionally made some more trouble for him.
As for now… this boy behaved pretty well. It’s okay to let him off for the time being.
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Esteemed Huai Yu couldn’t help slapping Lin Xuanzhi on the shoulder a few times, “Lad, you’re good, really good. In that case, I will reluctantly allow my naughty disciple to go down the mountain to play in a few days.”
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Esteemed Huai Yu thought secretly, This little fox is really eloquent and can handle matters well. It wasn’t like he truly wanted to trap Ah Hen on the mountain, so he pretended to think hard for a moment before reluctantly agreeing, “Since you are so anxious to show filial respect for me in his place, I’ll give you this opportunity. I have many things I want to buy. I’ll make a list when I go back and let my darling disciple bring it to you.”
Having said that, Esteemed Huai Yu narrowed his eyes and warned, “Don’t get any ideas about my darling disciple, especially during the day. You should not disturb him when he’s cultivating. Also, don’t always give him things that can make him lazy. Otherwise, people not in-the-know might think that you are deliberately trying to kill him or raising him into a good-for-nothing. You can protect him for a while, but you can’t protect him all the time. There are some roads that he should walk alone.”
Lin Xuanzhi paused and his heart sank slightly. “I will pay attention to this.”
Esteemed Huai Yu’s words woke him up.
Before, he’d been afraid that Yan Tianhen would be bullied or be unsafe, so he stuffed all the offensive, defensive, and auxiliary devices to Yan Tianhen, but after Esteemed Huai Yu said these words, Lin Xuanzhi suddenly realized that this kind of spoiling someone without reservation actually made Yan Tianhen less interested in cultivating.
Of course, Yan Tianhen had already made a lot more effort than he did before, but compared with most people eager to improve their cultivation, he still had a long way to go.
The reason for this was probably inseparable from those magic tools of his.
Lin Xuanzhi thought of his soul imprint that had been erased. “Martial Uncle Huai Yu, although I can’t see my Didi, I still need to say a few words to him occasionally. I hope that Martial Uncle can be magnanimous and give us a break.”
Esteemed Huai Yu narrowed his eyes at him and thought for a moment. “I heard that you still have quite a few good self-defense magic tools?”
Lin Xuanzhi as understood as soon as he heard this, and he also felt relieved.
Since Esteemed Huai Yu needed them, that means that there was still room for negotiation.
Lin Xuanzhi smiled, “I have many magic treasures here. What does Martial Uncle want?”
Esteemed Huai Yu answered, “I think the hairpin in my disciple’s hair is not bad, and the self-defense items on him are also good. Oh, by the way, that dagger of his is quite handy to use. If you have the same model, please give me one. Recently, the pill furnace that I use to make medicine pills in is also not working too well. You can take the time to make me one. The grade cannot be too low. It needs nine openings.”
The more openings there were, the more rare and expensive the pill furnace. If you wanted to find one with nine openings, you certainly wouldn’t be able to get it, even with millions of gold. Furthermore, this thing had great demand but no sellers.
Esteemed Lan Yue cast him a sidelong glance. “Junior Martial Brother, you’re demanding a lion’s share.”
Esteemed Huai Yu smiled, “Does Senior martial Brother feel sorry for your disciple? I haven’t really demanded a lion’s share yet. Besides, this much is nothing at all for us, don’t you think?”
Lin Xuanzhi couldn’t help but smile bitterly in his heart. This Martial Uncle Huai Yu really didn’t think of Lin Xuanzhi as an outsider, and obviously regarded him as a tool for refining weapons.
However, what else could he do?
Currently, Yan Tianhen needed to study under Esteemed Huai Yu for the next three years at least. If he didn’t curry favor with Huai Yu in advance, Esteemed Huai Yu just might get angry one day and take it out on Yan Tianhen. Therefore, by comparison, going through some pains to get the things Esteemed Huai Yu wanted was nothing.
With this in mind, Lin Xuanzhi said quietly, “The others are relatively easy, but I haven’t received any news recently about any the nine-openings pill furnaces. If I were to refine it, I’m afraid that Martial Uncle would have to wait a long time. I don’t know whether Martial Uncle can afford to wait.”
Huai Yu raised his eyebrows, “Naturally, I can afford the wait, as long as you treat this seriously.”
Lin Xuanzhi nodded. “Although there are some difficulties, since Martial Uncle requested it, I will naturally help Martial Uncle acquire it, even if I have to climb the mountain of knives or go down to the sea of fire.”
Esteemed Huai Yu raised his eyebrows and exclaimed to Esteemed Lan Yue, “Look, look, this is what’s meant by knowing how to conduct oneself and having good judgment. Senior Martial Brother, my Martial Nephew Huarong is much more generous than you.”
Esteemed Lan Yue scoffed, “All you have is the ability to bully children.”
Esteemed Huai Yu was not ashamed but instead was proud, smiling, “How can you say it’s bullying? I’m sure that Lin Xuanzhi wants to be filial to me with absolute sincerity, don’t you think so?”
Lin Xuanzhi nodded his head. “Naturally, if Martial Uncle has any other magic tools he wants, he may as well make a list for me now so that I can refine them for Martial Uncle as soon as possible.”
Esteemed Huai Yu was elated, and he quickly mentioned seven or eight kinds of magic treasures that weren’t very easy to refine but were still within the scope of Lin Xuanzhi’s crafting abilities. Finally, he reluctantly shut his mouth only under Esteemed Lan Yue’s ominous stare, which was full of warnings.
“That’s all for the time being. Try to refine it as soon as possible and bring it to me. If the grade is not up to standard, I’ll get angry.” After Esteemed Huai Yu finished his warning, he raised his hand and threw several Voice Transmission Bells to Lin Xuanzhi. “I have erased my soul imprints on them. You can rebrand your soul imprint.”
Lin Xuanzhi held the Voice Transmission Bells and re-entered his own soul imprint.
After that, Lin Xuanzhi took out a bulging bag and handed it to Esteemed Huai Yu. “Martial Uncle, here are some Voice Transmission Bells and thunder bombs that I refined these days. Troubling Martial Uncle to please bring them to Ah Hen for me.”
Esteemed Huai Yu scammed a lot of good stuff without having to pay for any of it, so he was in a good mood. Thus, he casually accepted the bag. “You really do care about your Didi.”
“After all, he’s my only younger brother.”
Esteemed Huai Yu curled his lips up, smiling with profound meaning, “That’s hard to say.”
Lin Xuanzhi was slightly shocked. He always felt that there was some other meaning behind Esteemed Huai Yu’s words.
Esteemed Huai Yu seemed to ask unintentionally, “Has your younger brother always been not fond of cultivation?”
Lin Xuanzhi paused. “Ah Hen has a special constitution. He can’t practice ordinary techniques, so he hasn’t been very interested in cultivation. However, he should have already found techniques suited for him by now, so he’s more interested in cultivating than before.”
He wasn’t quite sure whether Esteemed Huai Yu knew that Yan Tianhen was a demonic cultivator, but since Esteemed Lan Yue sent Yan Tianhen to study under Esteemed Huai Yu, nine times out of ten, Esteemed Huai Yu was also aware of this.
However, just to be on the safe side, Lin Xuanzhi still kept his response vague.
Esteemed Huai Yu sneered, “Then you don’t know him very well at all. A few days ago, he suddenly told me that he didn’t want to continue cultivating anymore. I could only let him cultivate his auxiliary path, alchemy. As for the reason, I’m too lazy to ask. Since you’re his brother, you should handle the matter of persuading him.”
Lin Xuanzhi never thought that Yan Tianhen, who promised to become more powerful to protect him just the other day would actually give up on demonic cultivation… No, something must have happened to cause Yan Tianhen to change his mind.
Lin Xuanzhi sank his eyes and said cautiously, “When I can talk to him again, I will definitely ask about this.”
Esteemed Huai Yu nodded, “It’s good as long as you didn’t instigate this.”
Lin Xuanzhi gave a wry smile, “I can’t wait for him to become more powerful; how could I have instigated that?”
Esteemed Huai Yu always felt that Lin Xuanzhi was not very pleasing to the eye, so he spoke in a sour tone, “Who knows if you’re going to deceive Ah Hen with bad intentions.”
Lin Xuanzhi wanted to explain something, Esteemed Lan Yue spoke up first with a dark expression, “Huai Yu, you talk too much.”
Esteemed Huai Yu shrugged his shoulders and said with a rather indifferent voice, “All right, since Senior Martial Brother has a problem with it and wants to protect his cub, then I won’t say much. There is nothing more for you here, so you can go first. I have other things to say to your Master. “
Lin Xuanzhi’s goal was also achieved, so he gave a half-salute to the two elders. “Excuse me then, Huarong will leave first.”
After seeing Lin Xuanzhi leave, Esteemed Huai Yu was silent for a long time. “Lin Xuanzhi is actually this tolerant. I gave so many excessively harsh demands, but he didn’t show any dissatisfaction at all. It was really beyond my expectation. When his father was his age, he didn’t this kind of tolerance. “
Esteemed Lan Yue couldn’t help but look at him askance. “So you also know that your demands were excessively harsh.”
Esteemed Huai Yu laughed, “One is willing to hit and the other is willing to bear it, what do you want me to do?”
Esteemed Lan Yue, “….”