Chapter 566: Treasure Gathering Pavilion
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Flourishing Summer City!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he spoke slowly.
“Flourishing Summer City? What is that place?” The little gold mouse asked curiously.
“It’s the largest trade city in the Darkstone Empire, and it’s similar to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Ancient City of Everlast… Supposedly, the Darkstone Empire’s Flourishing Summer City is even more chaotic than the Ancient City of Everlast!” Duan Ling Tian continued. “So, if there isn’t a necessity, you must not cause trouble for me… Do you understand?” As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, his tone became slightly strict.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse cried out and agreed.
The Flourishing Summer City was situated in the northeast area of the Darkstone Empire.
The little gold mouse flew at full speed, and her speed wasn’t inferior to a first level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
Ten days later, Duan Ling Tian saw the outline of Flourishing Summer City.
The city walls on all four sides of Flourishing Summer City were completely pitch-black like ink.
The buildings within the city were practically all made of black bricks.
That day, the sky was dim as dark clouds had gathered on the horizon, and it enveloped the entire Flourishing Summer City within it.
When coupled with the Flourishing Summer City that was completely pitch-black, it gave people a feeling as if the city might crumble under the mass of dark clouds.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, this is the Flourishing Summer City?” The little gold mouse asked.
“Exactly… Find a place to descend to the ground outside the city and we’ll enter.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before notifying the little gold mouse.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian brought along the little gold mouse that had shrunk back to her small size and stood on his shoulder, and he walked into Flourishing Summer City with large strides.
The Flourishing Summer City was extremely big, and it wasn’t inferior in the slightest towards the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City.
After he entered the city, a large road that was unusually wide entered into his eyes.
Pedestrians came and went in continuous streams, and streams of carriages flowed without end.
It gave others an extremely flourishing feeling.
“As expected of the trade city that’s second to none in the Darkstone Empire… In terms of how flourishing it is, even the Imperial City is unable to compare to it.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh with emotion.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
A wave of howls of the wind suddenly sounded out above Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian looked up and looked, and only now did he notice that there were many people flashing past low in the air, and their speeds were swift like a bolt of lightning.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force silently stretched out.
After a short moment, he’d detected the cultivations of these people.
Amongst these people, most of them were existences above the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage, and there were many existences at the Void Initiation Stage as well.
“An Empire isn’t something an Imperial Kingdom can compare to.” Duan Ling Tian sighed slightly with emotion.
But after Duan Ling Tian arrived here, he directly headed towards the center of the city.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, where’re we going?” The little gold mouse was able to discern that Duan Ling Tian was moving with a destination in mind.
“You’ll know soon.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t specify it and continued to walk forward with the little gold mouse.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian stopped moving before a luxurious building at the center of Flourishing Summer City.
Treasure Gathering Pavilion!
The luxurious building before Duan Ling Tian was beautifully decorated, and it occupied the best area of Flourishing Summer City. With just a look, one was able to know that it wasn’t a business under a normal power.
Duan Ling Tian walked in with large strides.
This Treasure Gathering Pavilion was exactly his destination when he came to Flourishing Summer City this time.
“The Treasure Gathering Pavilion is a business under a formidable power in the Darkhan Dynasty, and there are branches in every Empire under the Darkhan Dynasty… Besides gathering treasures in the entire world, the Treasure Gathering Pavilion sold many treasures as well.”
“The Treasure Gathering Pavilion disdained to gather ordinary treasures… Only spirit weapons that were grade five or above had the qualifications to enter the Treasure Gathering Pavilions! The Treasure Gathering Pavilion utterly took no fancy towards spirit weapons at grade six or below.”
“Besides gathering and selling various treasures… The Treasure Gathering Pavilion also provided services like sale consignments. Of course, one could offer a reward as well!” Duan Ling Tian had inquired about all this in the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City.
He’s come here precisely for the sake of offering a reward!
“Guest, may I know if you need something?” Duan Ling Tian had only just entered the Treasure Gathering Pavilion when an attendant moved over to greet him, and the attendant revealed a professional smile.
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict when he glanced at the attendant.
What did I see?
A mere attendant actually possesses a cultivation at the first level of the Void Prying Stage?
“This Treasure Gathering Pavilion deserves to be called a business under a formidable power in the Darkhan Dynasty… What extravagance!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart was greatly shocked.
“I want to offer a reward,” said Duan Ling Tian to the attendant.
“Offer a reward?” The attendant nodded at brought Duan Ling Tian to walk up to the second floor of the Treasure Gathering Pavilion and brought Duan Ling Tian to stand before a counter. “Guest, what are you offering a reward for? You can register it here.” Before the counter stood a middle aged man with a calm expression, and he had an expressionless face.
“Fourth level Void Prying Stage!” When Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force stretched out, he noticed the middle aged man’s cultivation at the first possible moment.
He never imagined that a martial artist that looked after a counter in the Treasure Gathering Pavilion had a cultivation that was similar to him.
“Guest, may I know what you want to offer a reward for?” The middle aged man looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked slowly.
“Ageless Root! I need to offer a reward for the Ageless Root.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted as he spoke resolute and decisively.
The middle aged man couldn’t help but be stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian. “Guest, please describe the characteristics of the thing you want… Besides that, if it’s convenient, I hope that Guest can leave a drawing.”
Obviously, the middle aged man didn’t know what the Ageless Root was.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and after he casually spoke of the characteristics of the Ageless Root, he swung his hand to draw the Ageless Root on the white paper the middle aged man had prepared.
“It’s this thing!” Duan Ling Tian looked at the middle aged man and spoke slowly.
“Guest, what are you offering as reward? Our Treasure Gathering Pavilion only accepts treasures and doesn’t accept money when one offers a reward for something.” The middle aged man reminded.
With a raise of his hand, a three foot long blade that flickered with an azure light appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, and he directly slapped it onto the counter. “The reward is this.”
“A spirit weapon?” The middle aged man frowned as he said, “Guest, our Treasure Gathering Pavilion only accepts spirit weapons at grade five or above.”
“How do you know it isn’t a grade five spirit weapon?” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the middle aged man.
This person didn’t even take a glance at the spirit weapon he took out, yet had hastily come to a conclusion. Wasn’t he rather too hasty?
The middle aged man couldn’t help but be stunned when he heard this.
When he looked at Duan Ling Tian for the first time, he’d looked down on Duan Ling Tian because of Duan Ling Tian’s age.
After all, as far as he was concerned, a young man like this was probably unable to take out a spirit weapon that was grade five or above.
But when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s calmness now, the middle aged man realized that he might have underestimated the young man.
The middle aged man grabbed up the spirit sword Duan Ling Tian placed on the table, and his Origin Energy fused into it.
Instantly, 6,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes first appeared in the sky above the middle aged man, and then another 3,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared after it.
“This…” The middle aged man was dumbstruck when he saw this scene, and the attendant that brought Duan Ling Tian in was dumbstruck as well.
What have we seen?
“An amplification… An amplification of 59%!” The attendant fiercely gulped a mouthful of saliva, and he had a shocked expression.
“Grade… Grade four spirit sword!” The middle aged man gasped, and his gaze was completely different when he looked at Duan Ling Tian once more.
According to his knowledge, a grade four Weapons Craftsman seemed to not exist in the Darkstone Empire.
In other words, the grade four spirit sword that the young man before him took out was very likely to have been refined by a grade four Weapon Craftsman from the Darkhan Dynasty.
In the Darkhan Dynasty, people who were able to have a grade four Weapons Craftsman refine a grade four spirit weapon could be counted on one’s fingers.
All of those existences were the leaders of the various great powers of the Darkhan Dynasty.
“This young man isn’t simple!” The middle aged man’s heart shook.
“How about it? Can this thing be the reward?” Duan Ling Tian asked indifferently, and he seemed as if he didn’t notice the shock on the middle aged man’s face.
“Yes, yes… Of course!” The middle aged man hurriedly nodded like a chick pecking on grains, then he recalled how he underestimated the young man earlier, and he was slightly embarrassed.
“That’s good.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “Now, help me register it.”
“Yes, yes.” The middle aged man didn’t dare dally as he hurriedly withdrew a jade ornament.
The middle of the jade ornament had an obvious crack.
Right when Duan Ling Tian was wondering why the middle aged man had withdrawn a broken jade ornament.
The middle aged man pulled the jade ornament apart, keeping one half while giving the other half to Duan Ling Tian.
“Guest, when you come to our Treasure Gathering Pavilion next, then no matter if it’s to take back your grade four spirit sword or to take back the item you placed a reward for… You have to use this authentication token to exchange for it.” The middle aged man spoke to Duan Ling Tian with a serious expression.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and received the half of the jade token and asked. “When should I come to confirm it?”
“At least three months of time. Guest can come take it after three months,” said the middle aged man.
Because Duan Ling Tian took out a grade four spirit sword, a tremendous change had occurred to the attitude he had towards Duan Ling Tian.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then he asked. “I heard that when I offer something up as reward, your Treasure Gathering Pavilion required me to pay a certain amount of administration fees… I wonder how much I have to pay?”
The middle aged man said with a smile, “Guest, our Treasure Gathering has a rule that if a guest offers a spirit weapon of grade four or above as a reward, then the administration fee is waived.”
Waived administration fee?
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
There’s even such a rule?
With a quick thought, Duan Ling Tian came to an understanding.
In the entire Darkhan Dynasty, a grade four spirit weapon was an extremely rare item.
The Treasure Gathering Pavilion taking care of a person that can take out a grade four spirit weapon to be offered up as a reward was understandable.
After all, a grade four spirit weapon normally represented a grade four Weapons Craftsman, whereas in the entire Darkhan Dynasty, a grade four Weapons Craftsman was an extremely rare existence, an existence that was even rarer than a Void Interpretation Stage expert.
“Then I’ll be troubling you.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and after he put away the jade token, he brought along the little gold mouse and left hastily.
After Duan Ling Tian left.
The middle aged man heaved a sigh of relief, and as he looked at the grade four spirit weapon, he muttered. “He was willing to take out a grade four spirit weapon to be offered up as a reward… Exactly what is that young man’s background?”
Subsequently, the middle aged man raised his head to look at the nearby attendant, and he said with a low voice, “Quickly go report this to the Pavilion Master!”