Chapter 766 Taken Advantage Of

The hall fell utterly silent.

Everybody was staring with a remarkable expression at the piece of paper on the table. It was obvious that they were stunned by Zhou Yuan’s action. Nobody thought that he would be that direct.    

It turned out that he acted indifferent and didn’t want to get involved because there weren’t any benefits for him?   

As the saying goes, one doesn’t act without some incentive. 

Even when facing so many gazes, Zhou Yuan’s expression didn’t change in the slightest. He wasn’t close with the Yi clan, so if they wanted him to help, they naturally needed to pay a good price. 

How could there be any reason not to pay? 

The materials on the piece of paper were what he needed to evolve into the second stage of the Ancestral Dragon Scripture.    

Since Zhou Yuan had regained his strength, his priority right now was to evolve the Genesis Qi in his body into the grade-seven World Subduing Heavenly Serpent Qi.

Once his Genesis Qi evolved, his strength would also skyrocket.  

However, the materials required for the evolution of Genesis Qi were incredibly rare. Now that Zhou Yuan didn’t have the support of the Cangxuan Sect and could be said to be a loner, it was unknown how much time and effort he would need to exhaust in order to gather everything required. Therefore, since the Yi clan had something to ask of him, he needed to take advantage of the opportunity.    

The silence lasted for a good while.   

Yi Qianji, who was sitting next to Yi Qiushui, suddenly reached out to grab the piece of paper a distance away and carefully studied it.  

His eyelids were twitching when he finished reading; some of the materials written on it were of considerable value.    

But he didn’t say much, and he just passed the paper around for the other members of the Yi clan to take a look.    

Finally the note came to Yi Qiushui’s hand.   

“Haha, little friend, your price isn’t low at all.” Sitting below Yi Qianji was another Heavenly Sun expert of the Yi clan. He forced a smile onto his face.

“The total value of these materials is more than enough to invite a famous advanced Divine Dwelling stage expert.” Liu Ming could not help but sneer, and she angrily glared at Zhou Yuan. 

“You are only at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. Why do you think you are worth this price?”    

Liu Tianying didn’t stop her from speaking out because he also felt the young man in front of him was excessively arrogant. 

An expert of the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage wasn’t worth that price, even if he had defeated Xu Feng.    

If it weren’t for Yi Qiushui’s unexpected suggestion, they wouldn’t have thought of giving Zhou Yuan one of the Yi clan’s external assistance places and make him participate in the battle. In their opinion, he simply wasn’t strong enough.    

But in the end the boy whom they looked down on made unreasonable demands and tried to take advantage of the Yi clan.   

If the matter of the Yi clan inviting an intermediate Divine Dwelling stage expert at such a high cost were to spread, the Yi clan would most likely become a joke and make outsiders think that the Yi clan was in a desperate situation and would try anything. 

The other members of the Yi clan whispered to one another while glaring at Zhou Yuan with cold unkind gazes.    

However, Zhou Yuan still remained indifferent. He responded with a smile. “You get what you pay for.”   

Everyone was so angry that they also found it laughable. This boy really is shameless!    

Aren’t you just at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage?   

Sitting at the main seat, Yi Qiushui, who hadn’t said a word, tapped the tabletop with her slender fingers and made a noise that caused the hall to immediately fall silent.   

It was obvious that Yi Qiushui was well respected in the Yi clan. 

This could be seen from the fact that Yi Qianji and another Heavenly Sun expert of the Yi clan had never refuted her. Of course, this was also naturally related to the fact that her grandfather occupied an important elder position in Tianyuan Region. 

Yi Qiushui’s clear eyes were fixed on Zhou Yuan as she remarked, “Brother Zhou, your price really isn’t low.”    

Zhou Yuan let out a long sigh. He certainly knew that the materials he needed were incredibly precious. If the Yi clan wasn’t lacking people, then even if he were to recommend himself, they would have simply ignored him. 

But he had no other option. Without those materials, it would be difficult for his Ancestral Dragon Scripture to enter the second realm.    

He knitted his brows in a frown and hesitated whether to remove some materials.   

However, just as he was about to speak, Yi Qiushiu’s soft voice sounded once again, “But those materials...my Yi clan can still afford to pay such a price.”    

Zhou Yuan’s face lit up with surprise.   

The other people of the Yi clan wanted to stop her by exclaiming their disagreement, but Yi Qiushiu prevented them from speaking.   

She intently looked at Zhou Yuan and said, “As long as brother Zhou can ensure that my clan won’t lose in the Prefecture Lord battle, I will not only reward you with these materials, but I will also add one hundred high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines as a reward.”   

When this statement came out, not only the people of the Yi clan exclaimed out loud, even Zhou Yuan was stunned.    

One hundred high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines!   

Zhou Yuan had originally stored up more than one hundred Divine Dwelling medicines, but they were all low grade and had been torn to pieces in the space turbulence.   

One hundred high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines were equivalent to five hundred low-grade Divine Dwelling medicines. This reward could be considered incredibly generous for a Divine Dwelling expert.

With those Divine Dwelling medicines as training resources, Zhou Yuan’s cultivation speed would undoubtedly increase.    

Zhou Yuan licked his lips, a wisp of flame blazing in the depths of his eyes. Yi Qiushui’s offer wasn’t at all small.  What Zhou Yuan doubted was whether she was really that optimistic about him.    

While Zhou Yuan stood dumbfounded, the others were finding it difficult to understand Yi Qiushui’s behaviour.   

Even Yi Qianji couldn’t help making a loud cough, and he questioned in a gentle voice, “Qiushui, Zhou Yuan is strong, but he is still at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage. How can he ensure that the Yi clan doesn’t lose?”    

If it weren’t for the fact that Yi Qiushui was always remarkably intelligent, Yi Qianji would have suspected that this incident had too great of an impact on Yi Qiushui and had resulted in her confusion.  

Ensure the Yi clan doesn’t lose?   

Among all the Divine Dwelling experts of Tianyuan Region, only the heaven prides who had made it onto the Divine Dwelling List would be able to achieve this. 

And those prides on the Divine Dwelling List all had extraordinary backgrounds. Even Qiu Ling, Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan couldn’t compare to them. What qualification did Zhou Yuan have?   

“Yes, sister Qiushui. Although the situation doesn’t look good now, you don’t have to worry, you still have my brother. With him around, you don’t need to be afraid of that Qiu Ling!” Liu Ming nodded repeatedly.   

She found it incredibly difficult to understand why Yi Qiushui would think so highly of Zhou Yuan. She had never seen her treat her older brother like that. 

In her opinion, her brother was far superior to Zhou Yuan, whose background was unknown.   

However, Yi Qiushui paid no attention to what the others thought and continued to stare at Zhou Yuan. 

Yi Qiushui’s feelings towards Zhou Yuan could be described in one word: mysterious.   

He was clearly just a youngster from another heaven, but for some reason, she could feel an indescribable, imposing air about him.

He was very confident. 

Even in this unfamiliar place, even in the face of the Qiu clan’s Heavenly Sun experts, Zhou Yuan had never panicked once.   

This showed that he had something up his sleeve.   

Since he was unafraid of facing a Heavenly Sun expert and was making such a demand in that situation, Yi Qiushui felt that he wasn’t bluffing. 

Zhou Yuan met Yi Qiushui’s gaze but was somewhat puzzled as to why she would dare to place such a huge bet on him. 

But none of this mattered to him. As long as he could get the materials, he dared to accept any bet that Yi Qiushui made.   

So, after a moment of pondering, he nodded directly under the contemptuous gazes of Liu Ming and the others.   

“I promise you I will do everything in my power to ensure that your clan wins the Prefecture Lord battle.  

“But I hope you can give me the materials in two days.”  

Yi Qiushui patted the table with her hand, and her red lips moved slightly. 

“Deal.”   

As a result, a transaction that seemed extremely ridiculous to everyone in the Yi clan was completed. 

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