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Cai Cha withdrew the injured feys into her spiritual spatial zone before bowing to Elder Meng as thanks. She then said to Long Tao, “I lost. I am nearly ten years older than you, but I cannot even block your full-powered attack. No wonder you are Sequence #3.”
Long Tao’s attack nearly wiped out all of his spiritual power, and he wasn’t able to stand for a moment. Long Tao put his hand on the Sea King Cretaceous Dragon to support himself while he panted loudly. He didn’t even have the strength to speak. Long Tao’s current state was the symptom of spirit qi exhaustion.
Upon seeing his state, Lin Yuan immediately used the Spirit-Gather Goldfish’s ability, Spirit Injection, and released a portion of pure spirit qi toward Long Tao’s body. It immediately helped Long Tao’s exhausted spirit qi to recover a little. It might not be able to recover half the spirit qi, but it recovered enough for Long Tao to move normally.
Long Tao cupped his fist toward Lin Yuan as an expression of thanks. When Lin Yuan’s eyes met with Long Tao’s eyes, Lin Yuan realized that Long Tao was looking at him with a scrutinizing gaze.
Lin Yuan smiled and cupped his fist in return.
Long Tao then turned to look at Cai Cha again. “If I didn’t use the last move, I would not be able to defeat you either.”
Long Tao’s statement might seem unreserved, but it was also his approval toward Cai Cha’s strength.
Apart from this, Lin Yuan realized that Cold Moon, Elder Meng, Elder Du, and Ling Xiao’s eyes were all fixed on him. Lin Yuan silently thought whether it was rude to replenish Long Tao’s spiritual power when all these experts were around.
However, Lin Yuan didn’t know that these people were actually surprised at Lin Yuan’s ability to replenish spiritual power in an instant.
Lin Yuan hadn’t summoned his fey when using the Spirit Injection ability, but instead, Lin Yuan just executed it casually.
When healing-type and support-type spirit qi professionals were using healing-type and recovery-type abilities, they didn’t have to summon feys and could use the abilities directly. But it would definitely cause the ability effect to receive a huge decline.
Despite that, it was still enough for Long Tao to recover from a spirit qi exhaustion state.
Before this, everyone only knew that Lin Yuan was a young prodigy that had directly passed the Class 2 Creation Master exam. They didn’t expect that Lin Yuan would actually have such impressive support abilities.
There were only a few rare abilities that could directly increase spiritual power, and the most common fey with the ability would be the Spirit-Siphon Goldfish. However, the Spirit-Siphon Goldfish’s trait was a reason why basically no one would choose it as their contracted fey.
Therefore, when Lin Yuan revealed this ability, even these experts were rather surprised.
Cold Moon’s normally icy cold face had a trace of joy as she said to Lin Yuan, “An ability to replenish spiritual power is able to significantly increase your capability to fight and survive in the wild. Very good.”
After being praised by Cold Moon, Lin Yuan felt a little embarrassed.
Cheng Rui was now the one that had been neglected. Elder Du, who stood behind Cheng Rui, had much gloomier eyes when he looked at Long Tao and had this additional trace of fear.
If someone else possessed Long Tao’s combat capabilities, Cheng Rui might not feel anything. Nevertheless, Long Tao’s Creation Master capability was even better than Cheng Rui’s right now. This made Cheng Rui know that he couldn’t seek trouble with Long Tao.
However, when Cheng Rui looked at Lin Yuan, his eyes weren’t just filled with jealousy. They were also filled with gloom, like when he looked at Long Tao.
Lin Yuan felt Cheng Rui’s eyes. Given his two lives’ experiences, Lin Yuan didn’t have a youth’s mentality anymore, and after encountering eyes like Cheng Rui’s, he roughly understood that someone was jealous of him. Such eyes made Lin Yuan frown a little.
Cold Moon witnessed everything.
Originally, Cai Cha should hand over the sword token to Long Tao for him to exchange a treasure, but Cold Moon stepped up and said, “Originally, the treasure you can exchange with the sword token is some high-grade spiritual ingredient, and it is similarly precious to the pearl you’ve obtained previously. Since Cai Cha injured three of your feys, I shall change the reward to ten drops of Silver Stamen Gold Luster Cassia’s nectar.”
Cold Moon’s words caused Long Tao’s face to involuntarily light up with delight, and even Elder Meng’s face was smiling with radiance.
When Lin Yuan saw this scene, he immediately understood how precious the Silver Stamen Gold Luster Cassia’s nectar was. Lin Yuan still remembered that the silver-robed man had even said that he wanted to give Lin Yuan an entire bowl to drink. Back then, Lin Yuan didn’t feel anything and thought it was only a part of the reception. But now, Lin Yuan knew that he couldn’t accept such precious things so casually.
After speaking, Cold Moon changed the topic and looked at Cheng Rui. “There is only the gray box left. It is your turn to open the box.”
Cheng Rui had a delighted expression as he quickly went up to open the box. After opening the box, he saw a bottle of blood that had a trace of purple and a token.
Just as Cheng Rui was preparing to pick up the bottle of blood, Cold Moon’s words made him withdraw his hand. “The blood in the bottle belongs to a Diamond snake-species fey. But there is a rule to obtain this gray box. If you don’t win the contest, you will not only be unable to obtain a new treasure, but you will also not be able to obtain the Diamond snake blood.”
After speaking, Cold Moon gave an eye signal to one of the tea attendants, while the three others, including Cai Cha, returned to their corners.
When Cold Moon returned to Lin Yuan’s side, the remaining tea attendant said, “I am Xi Cha. I will be the one to have a contest with you.”
Cheng Rui had already picked up the token and saw an exquisite tool drawn on it. It meant that this was a contest between Creation Masters, which gave Cheng Rui a boost of confidence.
Despite that, Cheng Rui didn’t understand why the gray box’s treasure could only be obtained after he won the contest, while Long Tao didn’t have to. He couldn’t help but ask, “I wonder why my contest rule is different from the other box?”
Xi Cha was a person with a hot temperament, so when Cheng Rui asked like this, she immediately replied, “Because this is the Leaning Moon Mountain’s Radiant Moon Palace.”
Xi Cha’s temperament was simply like a chili pepper, and her words were truly stinging.
Lin Yuan immediately saw Elder Du step forward and say to Xi Cha, “Cheng Rui doesn’t know the rules. Will the tea attendant please forgive him!”
Cheng Rui was originally filled with confidence, but after hearing Xi Cha’s response, his mental state became a little unstable.
Lin Yuan didn’t understand what was happening either, but Cold Moon was looking at Cheng Rui with eyes of contempt.
Back when Cheng Rui looked at Lin Yuan with those jealous eyes, Cold Moon was already unhappy.
The Moon Empress might not have officially accepted Lin Yuan as a disciple, but Mystic Moon wasn’t the only person who understood the Moon Empress. Cold Moon was the same too.
Lin Yuan becoming the Moon Empress’ disciple was something that was already determined, so Cold Moon was a little protective.
Even if Cheng Rui was just a junior, Cold Moon didn’t ignore him. Cold Moon had an icy cold demeanor, and she didn’t have a protective personality. However, after following the Moon Empress for a long time, she was slightly affected by the Moon Empress’ personality.
Therefore, her protective behavior might not be obvious, but she had already arranged all the difficulties for Cheng Rui.
It was also because of Cheng Rui that caused Cold Moon to look at Elder Du with unfriendly eyes.
Lin Yuan, who was standing by the side, didn’t know of Cold Moon’s thoughts. Instead, he was looking at the contest that was considered an apex contest between the young Creation Masters.