Chapter 1131: As Greedy As A Wolf
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although the Yin Yang Sect elders were so enraged that their lungs almost burst open, all they could do was to hand 950 Origin Stones over obediently.
“Elders, I’m looking forward to our next meeting.” After the pirate leader received the Origin Stones, he looked at the two Yin Yang Sect elders with a smile. He appeared to be extremely friendly as if he was one of their friends.
Upon hearing the pirate leader’s words, the two Yin Yang Sect elders were so enraged to the point that they gritted down on their teeth with their faces completely flushed red. Their chests rose and fell, and they were not able to regain their calmness for a long time.
“Bye, little laddie.” Then, the pirate leader looked at Duan Ling Tian, who had his eyes shut and did not give a damn about his surroundings, before leading the group of pirates into their miniature swift boats and leaving with a whistling sound.
At the same time, the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat regained its tranquility once again.
Other than Duan Ling Tian who sat there with his eyes closed and Feng Tian Wu who sat quietly beside him, all the other people present at the scene, including Xiong Quan, could not help but heave a sigh of relief.
The atmosphere just now had pressed them to the point that it was hard for them to breathe.
Now, the sky had finally cleared up after the huge storm!
“Young Master, did you see what are the cultivation bases of those pirates?” Xiong Quan looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked quietly.
In his opinion, his Young Master had excellent judgment and could always see through a person’s cultivation base accurately.
“With their strength, if Tian Wu and I didn’t make any move, we’d definitely be defeated even if you helped the two old men,” Duan Ling Tian replied Xiong Quan from the side.
“Then…” Xiong Quan had a look of puzzlement on his face.
Before he could finish his words, he was quickly cut off by Duan Ling Tian again. “You want to ask why didn’t I make any move, don’t you?”
“Yes,” Xiong Quan nodded.
“Since they could solve the problem using the Origin Stones, why should I make any move? Don’t tell me that I could earn that 1,000 Origin Stones if I had made my move then?” When Duan Ling Tian reached the end of his sentence, he rolled his eyes dramatically at Xiong Quan.
The moment Xiong Quan heard this, he was utterly stunned.
It had never crossed his mind that his Young Master would think this way. At once, he smiled wryly to himself secretly. “Young Master is really himself. I’ll never understand his thoughts at all!”
At that moment, the two Yin Yang Sect elders’ faces were still extremely glum. One of them flew to the front of the swift boat and started the swift boat again.
The swift boat soared through the sky and continued its journey.
Suddenly, the other Yin Yang Sect elder who did not control the swift boat looked around at the crowd and announced in a deep voice, “I believe all of you witnessed what happened just now.”
The moment the Yin Yang Sect elder’s words left his mouth, many people’s faces soured right away.
“Don’t tell me that you want us to take out those 950 Origin Stones?” Very soon, many people speculated with horrified faces.
“Don’t you think it’s too much to ask us to pay the money? It’s obvious that it’s them who are useless and are unable to protect us! Because of this, there was no other choice but to hand over the ‘toll fee’ to the pirates!”
Many people were complaining with dissatisfied and enraged expressions.
If there was anybody present at the scene who was much calmer, it was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Looking at the faint indifferent expression on Duan Ling Tian’s face, it was as though he already knew that such a thing would happen.
“Hmph!” The Yin Yang Sect elder snorted. After his thunderous voice had hushed the clamor in the swift boat, he said in a deep tone, “The fee that you paid just now is just a transportation fee for you to ride on our Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat to the Inner Land. The one that we paid just now is your life insurance! Had we not paid it, not only us, even you guys wouldn’t have been able to survive at all! Who dares to refute this at all?!”
As the Yin Yang Sect elder reached the end of his sentence, there was a hint of rage in his tone.
For a moment, a perfect silence prevailed the entire swift boat.
Even though many people were still pissed, they did not dare to say anything more as they feared that they would enrage the Yin Yang Sect elder in front.
“Elder, how much should we pay per pax then?” Somebody asked a question that formed in everybody’s mind.
“I’ve calculated it. There are a total of seventy-three pax on the boat, so each of you will have to pay fifteen Origin Stones,” the Yin Yang Sect elder replied.
And each of them had to pay fifteen Origin Stones?
Many people present at the scene turned glum right away.
If they really handed the stones over, not only would all of them bear the ‘toll fee’ that was given to the pirate group just now, but the Yin Yang Sect elders would be able to earn an extra 100 Origin Stones from the booty.
Many of them wanted to refute, but they immediately noticed the sharp gaze that the Yin Yang Sect elder shot at them. For a moment, every one of them chickened out and became quiet.
At once, the entire swift boat fell into a dead silence.
“Elder, I don’t have fifteen Origin Stones with me,” a voice suddenly resonated and broke the dead silence in the air. It was a man who looked at the Yin Yang Sect elder helplessly as he spoke up.
“You don’t have fifteen Origin Stones? Are you sure?” The Yin Yang Sect elder’s face darkened, and his eyes gleamed with iciness as he asked.
“Elder, I really don’t have so many Origin Stones with me. If you don’t believe me, I can remove the Spatial Ring’s Ownership Claim for you to see,” the man replied and proceeded to take off the Spatial Ring in his hand.
“There’s no need!” The Yin Yang Sect elder opened his mouth to stop him.
“No need?” The man’s eyes lit up right away. He thought that the Yin Yang Sect elder pitied him and had decided not to take any Origin Stones from him.
However, would there be such thing as a free lunch in this world?
Of course not.
Just as he was about to express his gratitude with a long, flowery speech, he suddenly saw a flash before his eyes. Somebody had just appeared before his eyes.
Taking a closer look, wasn’t that the Yin Yang Sect elder?
Before he could respond in time, all he could feel was the sharp, heart-wrenching pain that came from below his abdomen. It was so painful that he passed out before he could even release any shrill shriek.
At the same time, a loud bang resonated in the air, causing the group of people in the swift boat to look away at once.
The scene in front made each and every one of the crowd aghast right away.
The Yin Yang Sect elder casually threw a punch and crippled the Dantian of the man. When the man had just passed out due to the pain, he grabbed his arm and tossed him out of the swift boat.
When the man was thrown out from the swift boat, he was immediately awoken by the strong wind chi. The moment he realized what was happening, he was already plunging down toward the water surface of the Ruo Shui River at a rapid speed.
All the crowd on the swift boat could hear was an ear-piercing shriek that disappeared as soon as it appeared.
For a moment, the swift boat entered a dead silence once again. Many people’s foreheads were dripping with cold sweats.
“What a smart move!” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes and looked the Yin Yang elder who had thrown the man out of the swift boat with interest.
He could see that the Yin Yang Sect elder had deliberately done that.
As the saying went, ‘the drinker’s heart was not in the cup’.
As he expected, after such a terrorizing method carried out by the Yin Yang Sect elder, the rest of the people immediately lost their guts and handed over the Origin Stones obediently.
Very soon, only Duan Ling Tian and the other two, as well as the old man sitting in front of him, had yet to pay.
Seeing the Yin Yang Sect elder making his way to them, the old man hastily took out fifteen Origin Stones and was ready to hand them over.
“Wait a minute.” Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian opened his mouth to stop the old man.
“Huh?” The old man looked at Duan Ling Tian in puzzlement. He had no idea what Duan Ling Tian intended to do.
“Elder, I’ve helped you save 50 Origin Stones just now. Shouldn’t you skip the four of us?” Duan Ling Tian stared at the Yin Yang Sect elder and asked.
The moment these words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, before the Yin Yang Sect elder could even say anything in response, the crowds in the swift boat had already burst into an uproar.
“J-Just now, the reason he bargained with the pirate leader was so that he wouldn’t need to pay the Origin Stone now?”
“Did he already guess that the Yin Yang Sect elder would ask us to hand over the Origin Stones?”
“What a vile person! I can’t believe he actually still had the state of mind to think of these things that time!”
Many people gasped inwardly.
In the face of Duan Ling Tian’s question, the Yin Yang Sect elder totally ignored him as though he had never heard his words at all while he continued to look at the man. “Are you sure you don’t want to hand over it?”
“No! I’ll give them to you!” The moment the old man saw the cold brilliance gleaming in the Yin Yang Sect elder’s eyes, he became hasty and quickly handed the fifteen Origin Stones in his hand over.
It was only until the old man handed over the Origin Stones that Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses. Right away, his face turned broody.
It had never crossed his mind that this Yin Yang Sect elder was actually this greedy!
Duan Ling Tian had already said it out loud, yet the elder still insisted on forcing the old man to hand the Origin Stones over.
Under the watchful eyes of others, after the Yin Yang Sect elder had taken the Origin Stones from the old man, he proceeded to look at Duan Ling Tian and the other two before he said in a calm tone, “The three of you… 45 Origin Stones!”
Though his tone was calm, it contained strong hints that there was no room for doubt.
“45 Origin Stones?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Yin Yang Sect elder who was close to him as he snorted, “Are you deaf? Didn’t I just say that I’ve already helped you save 50 Origin Stones?!”
“That is that, and this is this. Right now, everyone has handed the stones over except for you guys! Do you think that this is even acceptable?” The Yin Yang Sect elder also snorted. A blood-curdling chill gleamed from the depth of his eyes as though he would make his move on Duan Ling Tian and the other two if they could not reach an agreement.
That was exactly what he intended to do.
He had long wanted to kill these three people in front of him for snatching the fortune that the Gold-Devouring Organization had left behind. However, he just had not encountered any opportunity or reason to do so yet.
After all, if he killed these three in the first place, there would be no doubt that his actions would announce to everyone else that their Yin Yang Sect was the one who allowed the Gold-Devouring Organization to practice fraud. In that case, the image and name of their Yin Yang Sect would definitely be destroyed.
However, it was different right now. He had finally found an opportunity and reason now.
At this moment, how he wished that the three people in front would refuse to make the payment of 45 Origin Stones in this way so that he would have the excuse to kill the three people in front and throw them out of the swift boat!
“Don’t be too greedy as a human! We need to keep from a steep undertaking,” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes as a cold brilliance flashed across them. His tone was deliberately lowered a few notches down as it hinted his wrath that was about to explode anytime now
“You don’t want to hand them over?” The Yin Yang Sect elder laughed. It was wanton laughter.
The second that he had been waiting for had finally arrived!
Just as the Yin Yang Sect elder who stood in front of Duan Ling Tian was about to make his move to kill him and snatch his Spatial Ring from him before throwing him out of the swift boat —
A loud, exasperated shout echoed in the air. It came from the Yin Yang Sect elder who was controlling the swift boat. “It’s those damn pirates again! We’re really unlucky!”