No one in the Pantheon Divine Hall said anything after that. The atmosphere became rather serious. As the faces of the prodigies present became twisted, the eyes of others shone with hesitance.
They could already tell that the Heavenly Lightning clan and the Jade Pill sect were planning to work together. The two organisations wanted to use this opportunity to rearrange the profits of the Hundred Saint City so that they could maximise their own shares.
However, everyone present struggled to accept the suggestion that the Heavenly Lightning clan and the Jade Pill sect had put forward, as many of them came from clans that were much more powerful than the Jade Pill sect and the Heavenly Lightning clan.
If the archean clan behind the Heavenly Lightning clan was ignored, there were even a few peak organisations in the Pantheon Divine Hall on completely different levels to the Jade Pill sect and Heavenly Lightning clan.
Their clans were so powerful in the Saints’ World, yet they had to yield to the Jade Pill sect and the Heavenly Lightning clan, two organisations that were nowhere close to their own clans, in the Darkstar World. None of the prodigies in the divine hall could accept this.
Let alone the organisations stronger than the Heavenly Lightning clan and the Jade Pill sect, even a few organisations weaker than them struggled to accept this.
After all, as organisations that stood at the peak of the Saints’ World, they were all existences that dominated an entire region, the absolute lords within their territories. They were obviously prideful. They would never be willing to depend on others.
However, their interests in the Darkstar World were just too great. If they lost their foundation among the Darkstar race, they could still purchase the items of the Darkstar World from other organisations, but they would be at their whim as a result. Moreover, the items they would receive would be the leftovers after everyone else had picked out what they wanted. Obtaining some of the extremely rare materials would become much more difficult. Directly exchanging for them in the Darkstar World would be far easier.
As a result, if they ignored the pride and dignity of their organisations, the suggestion from the Heavenly Lightning clan and the Jade Pill sect might have been acceptable.
Even He Qianqian’s gaze began to waver, clearly interested. However, her gaze was primarily composed of conflicted emotions.
Standing behind He Qianqian, Jian Chen could clearly sense her reaction. He asked secretly, “Miss Qian, you represent the Heavenly Crane clan. Is your Heavenly Crane clan willing to forsake your pride and dignity as a peak clan just for these resources from the Darkstar World?”
“And, once you agree to the Jade Pill sect and the Heavenly Lightning clan’s suggestion, they’ll be the ones in charge of the Hundred Saint City. Even if your Heavenly Crane clan can maintain a foothold in the Darkstar World, the resources you receive will probably come from a selection after the Jade Pill sect and the Heavenly Lightning clan have taken what they wanted.”
“Yang Yutian, you don’t understand. You have absolutely no idea just how important some of the rare heavenly resources in the Darkstar World are to our Heavenly Crane clan. If we lose everything here, then not only will the nurturing of our juniors slow down, but even the battle prowess of our upper echelon will be affected,” He Qianqian replied extremely sternly. She hesitated before continuing, “In our Heavenly Crane clan, there’s a God Tier pill called the Ancestral Blood pill. The pill can stimulate our bloodlines and strengthen them, or even achieve atavism and make our battle prowess multiply.”
“The Ancestral Blood pill is extremely important to our Heavenly Crane clan, and one of the important materials to refining it can only be found in the Darkstar World. Without that, the effects of Ancestral Blood pills refined will be greatly reduced.”
“What material do you need to refine Ancestral Blood pills? If I come across it in the future, I can collect some of it for you,” Jian Chen asked.
“Soil of Divine Blood!” He Qianqian replied.
Jian Chen furrowed his brows and sank into his thoughts. During the few days he spent as the fifth hall master, he had gained an understanding for some of the precious materials in the Darkstar World, but he had never heard of the Soil of Divine Blood.
“Soil of Divine Blood, Soil of Divine Blood. Since it’s soil, it must have something to do with earth… Don’t tell me it’s the Ancestral Sacred Earth within the Darkstar race?” Jian Chen thought. He had read a few records before. In the distant past, the Grand Exalt of the Darkstar race and the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits had once shed blood during their battles. Their blood contaminated the soil, turning the regular earth into something special.
This soil was known as the Ancestral Sacred Earth within the Darkstar World!
After a moment of silence, Jian Chen suddenly shifted his gaze towards the Jade Pill sect and the Heavenly Lightning clan. He asked, “I have a question. How do you know that the items you’ve prepared will definitely satisfy the fifth divine hall? If the fifth divine hall is dissatisfied with your pill or heavenly resource, wouldn’t this so-called suggestion of yours become a joke?”
“And, it’s not like you’ve brought it in yet. As long as you haven’t brought it into the Darkstar race, we still don’t know whether you can actually bring it in here or not.”
As soon as Jian Chen finished talking, Ping Yisheng of the Empirelotus Sword sect stood up and said, “Brother Yang Yutian is completely right. You haven’t even brought in the items yet, nor have you gained the fifth divine hall’s recognition, so it’s a little early for you to be saying all this. Everyone, I’m going to save myself some time and take my leave first. I’ll wait until the fifth divine hall has accepted your items before I continue with the discussions.” As he said that, Ping Yisheng made his way out.
“Hold on, I’ll send people to contact the fifth divine hall right now, so please wait a moment, young master Ping Yisheng,” said Lei Yun of the Heavenly Lightning clan with complete confidence before immediately sending an envoy to the fifth divine hall.
Many of the people present immediately changed slightly in expression from that. A prodigy asked in surprise, “Why’re you in such a hurry to contact the fifth divine hall? Has your Heavenly Lightning clan brought it in already?”
Lei Yun only smiled. From how confident he seemed, he clearly confirmed the answer to that question with his silence.
Ping Yisheng, who had already arrived at the entrance of the divine hall, stopped. He turned around and gazed at Lei Yun deeply. “Your Heavenly Lightning clan sure moves quickly. I never thought you could complete something that even we could not achieve and fulfil such a harsh request so quickly. The organisation behind your Heavenly Lightning clan must have played a part.”
“Since your Heavenly Lightning clan has already brought it in, I’ll wait here for a moment then for the vice hall master of the fifth divine hall’s arrival. I want to see whether the item your Heavenly Lightning clan has brought in actually satisfies the fifth divine hall’s request or not.” Jin Hong said leisurely in his seat, completely unworried. He acted as if he never cared about the business in the Hundred Saint City in the first place. It was like he was just watching a show.
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