Sovereign-grade devil cores could only be harvested from Devil Sovereigns. Han Pojun was only a peak Emperor. He wouldn't be able to kill a Devil Sovereign even if he tried his best. To gather 30 sovereign-grade devil cores, only their Han Clan ancestor would stand a chance. Otherwise, there was no way he would be able to get them.
He did not believe that Xiang Shaoyun would have sovereign-grade devil cores on him. Besides, anyone with such an item would much prefer to keep it for themselves and slowly absorb the energy within. One could still grow stronger that way. Thus, it would be pointless to trade the cores for a blood cocoon stone.
To his surprise, over 30 devil cores shrouded in thick devilish energy appeared in Xiang Shaoyun's hands. From the size and the energy density of these cores, they were most certainly sovereign-grade devil cores.
"T-these are sovereign-grade devil cores!" Han Pojun exclaimed in alarm.
"That's right. I have one billion contribution points and 35 sovereign-grade devil cores with me. It won't be a problem for me to purchase the blood cocoon stone. Of course, I feel like the icesouls heart would suit you more, Big Brother Han. Take your pick. I'll get it for you," said Xiang Shaoyun seriously.
Han Pojun became so excited he couldn't speak anymore. The blood cocoon stone was something he had discovered by chance. He had only managed to get it after nearly killing himself. Unfortunately, Du Xuanhao was the one who had benefited from it. Now that he had the chance to get yet another blood cocoon stone, his excitement was understandable.
Even Du Xuanhao was greatly moved. He knew very well that Xiang Shaoyun was only doing it for his sake. If it wasn't for the fact that he had used the blood cocoon stone, there was no need for Xiang Shaoyun to take such a loss.
Han Pojun regained his calm, and after taking a deep breath, he said, "Young Master Xiang, you don't need to do this at all. I told you. Old Du was harmed for the sake of saving my life. That was why I had given him the blood cocoon stone. I do not regret it!"
"I know, but I am not repaying you with a blood cocoon stone only for the sake of Big Brother Du. Rather, I hope to befriend a loyal man like you, Big Brother Han," said Xiang Shaoyun earnestly. "Contribution points and devil cores can always be earned, but a missed opportunity might not return a second time. I hope you accept my gesture, Big Brother Han."
Han Pojun stopped hesitating when he saw Xiang Shaoyun's earnestness. "Ok, it will be impolite for me to keep refusing."
"That's more like it. So do you want the blood cocoon stone or the icesouls heart? Or do you want something else of equal value?" asked Xiang Shaoyun with a satisfied smile.
"Naturally, the icesouls heart suits me more," said Han Pojun frankly.
"Icesouls heart it is, then," said Xiang Shaoyun.
He then took out his contribution plate and traded for the icesouls heart. The old man gave Xiang Shaoyun a deep look before removing the corresponding contribution points from the plate and accepting the devil cores. Next, he took out a jade case and said, "Here is the icesouls heart."
Xiang Shaoyun had initially assumed that he would be pointed somewhere else to claim these treasures. Surprisingly, the old man actually had the treasures on him at all times. But when he recalled that this old man was powerful enough that even the elders from the four academies had to show him respect, he was no longer as surprised. Even with valuable treasures on him, nobody would dare to try anything against this old man.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun accepted the icesouls heart, a chill crept onto him from the case and assailed him. His arms started shivering from the cold. He quickly handed the case to Han Pojun and said, "Here, Big Brother Han!"
Han Pojun accepted the case carefully as if it was the most precious of treasures. Grateful, he said, "Thank you, Young Master Xiang. If there is anything you need from me in the future, feel free to let me know. I, Han Pojun, will agree without any hesitation!"
For him, this icesouls heart was even more valuable than the blood cocoon stone. With it in hand, he had a high likelihood of entering the Sovereign Realm. Thus, he was filled with gratitude toward Xiang Shaoyun.
"You are too polite, Big Brother Han," said Xiang Shaoyun as he waved his hand in a carefree manner. He then flipped the pages on the catalog before stopping on a certain item: Star extension grass, three million contribution points and 50 emperor-grade devil cores.
"Lord, I wish to trade for this," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Keep looking and complete the trade in one go," said the old man.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded and continued browsing the catalog before deciding on a few more items. He decided on a 3,000-year-old root essence, a top-quality earthstone heart, a 1,000-year-old congealed liquid ball, a radiant meteorite, and a dark heart. Each of the five respectively corresponded to the wood, earth, water, light, and dark elemental astral energies.
They were all rare treasures. For example, the root essence was something that only grew out of a spiritual tree that had existed for several thousand years. The top-quality earthstone heart contained the essence of the power of earth, something ordinary soil would never be able to form. The 1,000-year-old congealed liquid ball was also extremely rare, and like Yun Flame, it had only formed after undergoing numerous transformations.
The radiant meteorite was something from outside this world. It had a peculiar structure and contained the purest power of light. The dark heart was something that could only come into existence in a space of boundless darkness. It was also the rarest of the five.
Any of them was comparable to an emperor-grade treasure in terms of value. They were priced higher than the other emperor-grade treasures in the catalog, and devil cores were also required in addition to contribution points. The depth in the old man's eyes when looking at Xiang Shaoyun grew when he saw what Xiang Shaoyun was trading for.
Xiang Shaoyun spent a few hundred million contribution points and a few hundred devil cores to get all the items he had selected. Instead of feeling distressed for having spent that much, he instead seemed to be filled with excitement.
After all, he had obtained all those contribution points through selling devil materials. And although devil materials were valuable, they weren't really that useful to him. As for the devil cores, they were of course useful for him. But how had he obtained all those devil cores?
Apart from those he had extorted from the old nether prison devil, most of them had been found in the chakram left behind by the imperial nether soul that had tried to take over his body. The chakram was named Darknight Ring, a weapon the soul had used when it was still alive.
Xiang Shaoyun had initially thought that it was just a weapon, but during his time in seclusion in the castle, he had discovered that it also acted as a storage device. Within it was a large amount of devil materials and devil cores.
Xiang Shaoyun wouldn't have so many devil cores in his possession otherwise. In fact, not even the old nether prison devil had that many sovereign-grade devil cores. Of course, only Xiang Shaoyun knew about that. The old nether prison devil was completely oblivious to it. In any case, even if he did know, he wouldn't have had the courage to destroy the statue to retrieve the Darknight Ring from within it.
One could say that rather than taking over Xiang Shaoyun's body, the soul had instead lost everything it had to Xiang Shaoyun. As for the items of different elements, Xiang Shaoyun had naturally purchased them in order to start cultivating all nine of his stars. He was going to join the Dragon Phoenix Academy, a place filled with geniuses. He had no choice but to further improve his stars. Doing so would grant him greater prospects in his future cultivation.Previous Chapter Next Chapter