The Holy Earth Hall preserved the original architecture style from beyond the borders. Each building was constructed from stones and mud, and they were mostly square-shaped. Wooden buildings were nowhere to be seen. The people here were also dressed in a unique fashion that greatly resembled the outfits of those from Desert Sea Town. More and more, this place resembled a lost desert civilization.
During the ancient times, before the formation of the Desert of Despair, many cities existed in the region. As the desert's environment deteriorated, numerous cities were lost, and the inhabitants were forced to migrate. This caused the extinction of the civilizations in the area.
Xiang Shaoyun had arrived at this Holy Earth Hall in a completely unexpected manner. He did not know if this place was still within the Desert of Despair, but he knew that it definitely had some relations with the desert's lost civilizations.
With his head lowered, Xiang Shaoyun sang the Great Donkey Driving Technique song. He could feel the gazes of the pedestrians landing on him, and he blushed in shame. This was the first time he had ever felt so embarrassed.
A day will come when I make this old bastard drive a donkey carriage for me instead, vowed Xiang Shaoyun inwardly. The old donkey strolled leisurely before finally stopping before a restaurant.
Xiang Shaoyun raised his head and saw a canvas hanging on the wall with the words "Golden Sand Restaurant" written on it.
Old Urchin hopped off the carriage in excitement and said, "It has been a long time since I last had any Golden Sand Liquor. I wonder if it still tastes the same."
He dashed into the restaurant like a gust of wind. Behind him, Xiang Shaoyun slowly followed. But right after he stepped into the restaurant, some noise broke out inside. Then, numerous items flew toward him.
He quickly grabbed them. At the same time, he heard a woman's voice shouting, "You old bastard, you dare come back? Get lost, or I'll slaughter you right now!"
"Stinky woman, what did I do? I had only drunk a couple jars of your liquor. Do you need to be so aggressive?" Old Urchin's voice rang out.
"I'm already patient enough to not greet you with a knife. Pay up the money you owe me for the liquor last time, or I won't let this end!" shouted the furious woman.
Her voice was akin to the roar of a lion, and even Xiang Shaoyun felt like he was turning deaf from all her shouting. When he looked over, he saw a coarse woman pointing a chair at Old Urchin as if they were mortal enemies.
On the other hand, Old Urchin looked rather sorry. His head was bruised, and a pile of broken bowls was in front of him. Evidently, Old Urchin had just gone through an intense attack.
This sight caught Xiang Shaoyun by surprise, and he could not help but laugh silently. Inwardly, he mused, Serves you right, old bastard!
However, he still knew how terrifying the Old Urchin was. He could not understand why Old Urchin allowed the woman to do that to him.
"That reminds me! I'm here today to pay my debt! Kid, come over here and pay this stinky woman 10 mid-grade spirit crystals. Otherwise, we won't be able to drink any liquor," Old Urchin called Xiang Shaoyun over.
"Ten mid-grade spirit crystals?" Xiang Shaoyun had an odd expression.
He refused to believe just 10 mid-grade spirit crystals would stump Old Urchin. Thus, he became even more confused. He did not hesitate and handed 10 mid-grade spirit crystals to the woman.
The woman glanced at Xiang Shaoyun before putting the spirit crystals away. She then placed her hands on her hips and said, "This is merely the principal amount. You still need to pay me the interest, or you can forget about the liquor here."
"Yes, yes, interest as well. Kid, pay more. Also, pay for what we're about to drink this time as well," said Old Urchin.
Xiang Shaoyun said nothing and took out 100 mid-grade spirit crystals, "Boss, more liquor, please."
Finally, a smile appeared on the woman's face. "Not bad at all. This young brother is a smart one. However, don't get yourself scammed by that old bastard. He is an infamous old swindler. He owed me liquor money for years, and now, he's even making you pay."
She then carried her sturdy body away to get them the liquor they ordered.
Old Urchin arrived beside Xiang Shaoyun. His face was all smiles as he said, "Kid, this woman is really a unique one, right? Look at the way her waist sways, and look at her large buttocks. They will certainly feel very good to touch."
Xiang Shaoyun felt like vomiting. He thought, This old bastard sure has a strong taste.
In truth, the woman had ordinary looks. More importantly, she had a wide waist, with a massive rear that was probably twice the size of a regular person's. For some reason, Old Urchin was staring at her with a perverted look. It was obvious Old Urchin was very interested in her.
Xiang Shaoyun finally understood why Old Urchin had voluntarily taken a beating from her.
The woman suddenly turned back and glared at them. "Old bastard, are you peeping me?"
Old Urchin quickly waved his hands in denial. "No, no, I was just looking randomly."
"Bah! Old bastard, if you dare to look where you shouldn't, I'll dig your eyeballs out," threatened the fierce woman. She then winked at Xiang Shaoyun and said, "This little brother is much more pleasing to the eyes. Are you interested in staying and running this place with me?"
Xiang Shaoyun hurriedly rejected, "Thank you for the offer, boss. I am merely Senior Urchin's attendant."
"That's right. This kid is my attendant," said Old Urchin smugly. A bashful look covered his face as he continued, "Actually, I'm interested in staying and running this place with you."
"Go and die," cursed the woman as she tossed two jars of liquor at Old Urchin.
Old Urchin quickly caught the two jars. After giving them a sniff, he praised, "It's still the same old smell. They smell amazing!"
Xiang Shaoyun and Old Urchin sat down. The moment he took a sip of the liquor, he felt like vomiting.
The liquor was rough and tasteless. No, to be precise, it had the flavor of horse urine and was extremely unpleasant to drink. He really couldn't understand why Old Urchin loved this liquor that much.
Perhaps this is the power of love, sighed Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
He did not continue drinking. Instead, he ordered some food, planning to take a break while thinking of his next course of action. He had arrived at the Holy Earth Hall, and perhaps he should take this chance to explore this mysterious place. Thus, he was no longer in a rush to escape. While he was thinking, a burst of noise erupted.
Next, a group of people appeared in the restaurant. One of them pointed at Xiang Shaoyun and shouted, "Arrest this person. Kill anyone who resists."Previous Chapter Next Chapter