Chapter 96: Doesn’t Dare to Be Presumptuous, but It Still Happened

Chapter 96 of 100 chapters

Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios

Cold Moon responded by looking at Elder Du with her deep eyes and said, “It seems like Cheng Wu has really taken up a role in your Royal Capital’s Creation Master Association. It is such a huge matter, but why didn’t you announce it?”

Elder Du quickly replied, “Elder Cheng has only arrived at the Royal Capital’s Creation Master Association recently. For the recent period of time, he doesn’t have any plans of becoming a Vice President. When Elder Cheng makes the decision, we will announce it.”

Cold Moon was rather surprised that Cheng Wu, a pinnacle Class 4 Creation Master, would actually choose to take the role as a Vice President in the Royal Capital’s Creation Master Association, instead of being an honorary elder. But after slight contemplation, Cold Moon understood.

“That is true. Since he already knows that he doesn’t have a chance of becoming a Class 5 Creation Master, he should plan for the Cheng Family’s younger generation. But if this Cheng Rui is really talented, why would Cheng Wu allow Cheng Rui to form a contract with the source-type lifeform, Spine Gu?”

Cold Moon’s words were clear and cold, but when Elder Du heard them, he revealed an awkward expression and didn’t know what to say for a moment.

Lin Yuan didn’t really understand the conversation between Cold Moon and Elder Du, but he knew that it would be extremely inappropriate for him to suddenly seek clarification.

Who would have expected for Cold Moon to look at Lin Yuan and ask, “Lin Yuan, do you know what is the source-type lifeform, Spine Gu?”

Lin Yuan shook his head. Cold Moon could see the desire for an answer in Lin Yuan’s eyes, so she explained, “The Spine Gu is a source-type lifeform, and after forming a contract with it, it won’t be stored within the spiritual spatial zone like other feys. The Spine Gu will reside within the contractor’s spinal column and empty out one of the spine segments as its nest. Those who form contracts with the Spine Gu will damage their innate vitality. Therefore, Creation Masters who form contracts with the Spine Gu will never reach Class 5.”

Lin Yuan was flabbergasted and didn’t know that the Spine Gu was such a source-type lifeform. But it was rather understandable too, as his Red Thorn was also very special. However, Red Thorn’s special trait was its need for fresh blood when forming the contract, and that it didn’t follow a specific model, requiring the contractor to specify the evolution.

Red Thorn’s peculiarity allowed Lin Yuan to quickly accept the existence of a special source-type lifeform like the Spine Gu.

Seeing that Lin Yuan had already digested her information, Cold Moon continued talking, “The Spine Gu might damage the contractor’s innate vitality to a certain extent, but to Creation Masters, they are supreme treasures. The Spine Gu can rapidly synthesize massive amounts of spiritual ingredients that the contractor consumes and form a concentrated spirit fluid within the body. When concocting spiritual ingredients, the Spine Gu can devour and catalyze all the spiritual ingredients accumulated in the body, allowing the effects of the spiritual ingredients to be pushed to the greatest extent.

“However, there is also a disadvantage... By fusing spiritual ingredients in this way, it will use up the Spine Gu’s bodily fluids. After the concoction, the contractor will need to consume a great number of spiritual ingredients. Otherwise, the Spine Gu will not have sufficient spirit fluids and will consume the spinal cord within the spine.”

Cold Moon got rid of her cold and indifferent personality as she explained all the information to Lin Yuan with details.

Finally, Lin Yuan learned what Spine Gu’s use was. However, after knowing, Lin Yuan’s impression of the Spine Gu became bad.

When contracting a fey, the fey should be a partner, unlike the Spine Gu, which would use the contractor’s spine as a residence. Slicing off flesh to feed to the eagle might be good, but it was to slice the flesh of a lamb. If one was slicing their own flesh to feed the eagle, Lin Yuan felt it would be very foolish.

At that moment, Cheng Rui commanded the Spine Gu to rapidly devour the spiritual ingredients, and it suddenly increased the efficiency. In just a few short minutes, Cheng Rui was already catching up to Xi Cha’s pace.

When Cheng Rui had summoned the Spine Gu earlier and grunted, Xi Cha had already been looking at Cheng Rui with dissatisfaction. It was a huge taboo to disturb a Creation Master when they concocted spiritual ingredients. When the contest had started, Cold Moon had already used her spiritual power to isolate the platform from the outside world as she had been afraid something or someone might affect the contest.

Unexpectedly, Cheng Rui had publicly affected his opponent during the spiritual ingredient concoction.

Just as Xi Cha was about to complain, she saw Cheng Rui summoning the Spine Gu. She then said helplessly, “I didn’t actually plan to use a fey’s support, but since you have done so, I shall do it too.”

Xi Cha had also circulated her spiritual power and summoned a pitcher plant-like fey. Xi Cha then grabbed the concocted but not purified spirit fluid and poured it into the pitcher plant-like fey. She then constantly poured spiritual power into the fey.

After a sequence of actions, Cheng Rui and Xi Cha had finished the spirit fluid’s concoction at almost the same timing. However, Cheng Rui’s concocted spirit fluid was produced from the Spine Gu’s abdomen, while Xi Cha’s spirit fluid was produced from the pitcher plant’s body.

The duo then fed their respective spirit fluids to the Violent Blood Terror Wolf pups that had severely injured heads.

In just a few short minutes, the two Violent Blood Terror Wolf pups were treated simultaneously. They immediately turned better and started to move. From time to time, they would be using their fangs to bite at the cage.

The Violent Blood Terror Wolves were extremely violent even as pups.

After the contest, it seemed like an evenly matched outcome, but Cheng Rui spoke first. “I won because my Violent Blood Terror Wolf upgraded from Silver III to Silver IV.”

Cheng Rui then immediately reached out for the Diamond snake-species fey’s purple-red blood. But before he could touch the bottle of snake blood, a mocking voice echoed. “Do you think you have won just because you upgraded the Violent Blood Terror Wolf from Silver III to Silver IV and also treated it? Why? Didn’t you see that my Violent Blood Terror Wolf’s quality has also been upgraded from Elite to Flawless?”

After speaking, Xi Cha bowed to Cold Moon before returning to her corner. Xi Cha’s words had stunned Cheng Rui, whose face was as red as a pig’s liver.

Elder Du wanted to go up and console Cheng Rui, but Long Tao unexpectedly gave a big applause and laughed heartily. “Truly exciting!”

Cheng Rui’s eyes turned blood-red after getting agitated by the applause, and he glared at Long Tao. Long Tao didn’t think anything of it and raised his leg to pat off the inexistent dust on his boots. It felt as though Long Tao had casually swept off Cheng Rui’s glare.

“Long Tao, I swear that we will always be in hostile terms!”

Long Tao didn’t even bother about the enraged Cheng Rui and ignored those harsh words.

As Cheng Rui flipped out, a bone-chilling pressure nearly froze Cheng Rui in place. It caused Cheng Rui to stagger, and he was about to kneel on the ground.

Elder Du quickly went forward to help Cheng Rui and said to Cold Moon, “Envoy Cold Moon, Cheng Rui isn’t intentionally being presumptuous in the Radiant Moon Palace. This is Cheng Rui’s first visit, and he doesn’t know the rules. Will Envoy Cold Moon please forgive him?”

Cold Moon’s aura instantly burst out as she said with a chilly voice, “He doesn’t dare to be presumptuous, but it still happened. To speak of such threatening words in the Radiant Moon Palace, are you the one that asked him to do it? Or did you not teach him the rules of the Radiant Moon Palace before bringing him here?”

Cold sweat was dripping off Elder Du’s head.

During this decade, the Moon Empress had been in seclusion, and the two Moon Envoys had been quietly cultivating in the Leaning Moon Mountain. Thus, they rarely ventured into the world.

How could Elder Du have forgotten about Envoy Cold Moon’s temperament?

One of the aristocrats in the Royal Capital, Marquis Jing Shi, had been insufferably arrogant 15 years ago and had been disrespectful to Envoy Cold Moon. She had simply broken his legs, and he had been sitting in the wheelchair ever since.

On that night, Marquis Jing Shi’s residence had been completely frozen. The marquis residence hall had been cleaved into two, and no one knew what had happened.

Given Marquis Jing Shi’s strength as a high-ranked king-class expert, his legs should have already recovered by now, but he didn’t dare to stand back up from the wheelchair until now. He had been sitting in the wheelchair for 15 years, and there wasn’t a need to explain why.