Chapter 2058 – Treacherous Plan of the Flower Den Sect
Magnificent Dragon City was a medium-grade city. It was also the place where Zhao Hai and the others decided to stay the night. There’s nothing special about the city other than being under the Tyrant Blade Sect. Its most famous feature was Magnificent Dragon Mountain.
Magnificent Dragon Mountain was a huge mountain that was governed by the Tyrant Blade Sect. Despite its name, the mountain had a lack of powerful beasts in it. The disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect even call it the Gentle Mountain. The beasts present on the mountain can be hunted by mortals and eaten to improve their nutrition.
Magnificent Mountain didn’t have a good position in the eyes of cultivators. There were neither good beasts nor useful herbs inside. Cultivators rarely visit the mountain. It couldn’t injure people, even mortals. In addition to the cultivators calling it Gentle Mountain, mortals also call it the Sacred Mountain.
Mortals under the Tyrant Blade Sect refer to Magnificent Dragon Mountain as Sacred Mountain because it is the only mountain in the sect’s territory that mortals could enjoy. They could venture into the mountain to hunt for food and enjoy the scenery.
It was also because of Magnificent Dragon Mountain that its affiliate city was a known food city among mortals in the True Spirit Realm. Because cultivators don’t want anything from the area, there were very few cultivators around the city. And without cultivators to rely on, the city’s development was limited. After all, cultivators were the rulers of the True Spirit Realm.
Zhao Hai and the others spent the night in this food city. With the events of last night, Steward Gui was more careful. Although Magnificent Dragon City wasn’t a city of cultivators, there was still a branch of the Tyrant Blade Sect present. After all, it was still a city under the Tyrant Blade Sect. So Zhao Hai and the others should be safe here.
Restaurants of Magnificent Dragon City were quite famous. Naturally, their hotels were also quite good. What the Rong Clan lacks the most is money, so Steward Gui chose to stay in the city’s most famous hotel, named Dragon Palace.
The hotel had a vulgar name, but its environment was very good. The entire establishment was 12 storeys high with the first three floors being a restaurant. The rest of the floors were accommodations.
After arranging everything, Steward Gui had people deliver food to the young miss’ room. Meanwhile, he took Zhao Hai and Rong San to the dining hall.
Once the three were settled down, Steward Gui sighed and said, “Yesterday’s matter really frightened the young miss. Because of this, she hasn’t eaten anything since. Who would have thought that we would experience such a thing.”
Zhao Hai didn’t know how to respond. Nobody hoped to be attacked in the middle of the night. But if the situation comes, then you can’t find anybody for help.
Steward Gui drank some wine before adding, “We cannot let our guard down. Those people from the Flower Den Cult don’t follow the law. Most importantly, each and every one of them are experts in poison. Since they can’t deal with us directly, they might use underhanded means.”
Zhao Hai frowned and said, “Will that person look for helpers?”
Steward Gui shook his head and said, “That’s close to impossible. You don’t understand the Flower Den Cult. They’re in the demonic faction, ruthless individuals with no righteousness. In the demonic faction, conflicts frequently occur even among disciple brothers. Fellow disciples killing each other was very common. Sects in the demonic faction don’t penalize disciples who kill another disciple. Because of this, there are very few alliances in the demonic faction. Sects within it were usually alone. Because they don’t trust each other, they don’t have friends. Demonic faction disciples who were trusting are easily killed.”
“The Flower Den Cult might not be afraid of the righteous faction, but they are afraid of the Tyrant Blade Sect. The Tyrant Blade Sect is famous for its domineering stance and its unity. Nobody dared to fight a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect in fear of facing the wrath of the entire sect. Therefore, now that we’re in a city with a branch of the Tyrant Blade Sect, that fellow would definitely use poison. It’s also impossible for the fellow to ask for help. If too many demonic faction disciples are detected in a certain area, the Tyrant Blade Sect wouldn’t mind chopping them all down.”
Zhao Hai nodded, then he frowned and said, “Poison will be hard to deal with. If the Flower Den Cult is good with poison, then their poison will certainly be difficult to detect. Uncle Gui, have you thought of any solutions?”
Steward Gui knit his brows and said, “At present, I have no solutions. We can only eat at trusted restaurants and bring our own food. Huge establishments should have countermeasures against poison.”
Zhao Hai thought for a moment before saying, “Uncle Gui, we should buy a couple beasts. Before eating, we’ll let the beasts try the food first. If something happens to them, we won’t eat the food.”
Steward Gui stared, then he patted his head and said, “Good idea. Good. I’ll take care of it.”
Just as Steward Gui said this, the weeping voice of a young girl was heard, “Uncle Gui, come quick. The young miss, it seems like she’s been poisoned.” Steward Gui recognized this voice, it was the maid of the young miss. He quickly stood up and ran towards the young miss’ room. The others followed closely behind.
Before long, the group arrived in the young lady’s room. The moment they entered, Zhao Hai smelled a certain fragrance, it was sweet.
At the same time, the Space gave a prompt that the fragrance was poisonous. He looked around and his eyes shrank. This was because he saw two things.
The room’s basin and incense burner. Naturally, the room of the Rong Clan’s young miss wouldn’t be bad. This was the best room in Dragon Palace. There was a water basin that exuded a pleasant fragrance. There was also an incense burner that let out a calming smoke.
Seeing these two things, Zhao Hai didn’t hesitate to open the windows. Then he took the basin and sent it to the Space.
After examining the state of the young miss, Steward Gui looked at Zhao Hai’s actions and couldn’t help but stare. He asked, “Little Hai, what happened?”
Zhao Hai replied, “The basin has the Night’s Dream Aroma while the incense burner has Lover’s Tear. These two fragrances aren’t poisonous when used on their own. But if they are together, they will turn into an intense aphrodisiac. Uncle Gui, you can see that the young miss’ face is very red.”
Steward Gui did indeed notice that the young miss’ face was red. Moreover, she looked dizzy and confused. Her body was also hot. Steward Gui nodded and said, “You’re right. What should we do now?”
Zhao Hai answered, “It’s very simple, we need lotus roots. Naturally, ordinary lotus roots won’t work. It should be at least a year old, it would be best if it was around 100 years. And we need to be fast. This aphrodisiac is overbearing. If we cannot find a 100-year old lotus root within two hours, the young miss will be in danger.”
Steward Gui quickly nodded, “Alright, I’ll go look for the lotus root immediately.”
But before he could leave, Zhao Hai stopped him, “Uncle Gui, don’t go. If this is the doing of the enemy, it will be very dangerous to leave the young miss here. Me, Brother San, and the little girl will look for the lotus root. If you have a way to contact the Rong Clan, have them send a lotus root through any method they have. The other party might have already gotten rid of all lotus roots in the vicinity. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to go to the branch hall of the Tyrant Blade Sect to ask for help. I believe they won’t ignore us, after all this includes the fate of the Rong Clan’s young miss.”
When he heard this, Steward Gui nodded, then he turned to Rong San and the little maid, “Did you hear that? Now go. Zhao Hai, you must return as soon as possible. We don’t know much about herbs, we’ll have to depend on you.” Zhao Hai nodded, then he took Rong San and the maid outside.
After Zhao Hai and the others left, they immediately scoured the city looking for lotus roots. And just as Zhao Hai thought, the other party bought all lotus roots ahead of time. Despite looking for a long time, Zhao Hai didn’t manage to get anything.
Seeing that their search was futile, Zhao Hai returned to Dragon Palace. When he arrived at the young miss’ room, he saw Steward Gui about to feed a lotus root to the young miss. Seeing the lotus root, Zhao Hai’s complexion changed, then he shouted, “Uncle Gui, wait!” Steward Gui paused and turned his head towards Zhao Hai in confusion.
At this time, Zhao Hai felt a sharp gaze directed towards him. He turned his head to see that a cultivator wearing black clothing was present in the room. He had a blade on his back and he had a beard. He looks like a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect.
Zhao Hai was stunned when he saw this person. But he didn’t make any move. He quickly walked towards the bed. Steward Gui looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you’re back. Just now, Rong San met this benefactor from the Tyrant Blade Sect. He helped us buy a 100-year old lotus from the shop. I was just about to give it to the young lady.”
Zhao Hai snatched the lotus root from Steward Gui’s hand. Then after confirming what it was, he sneered and said, “Hundred-year old lotus root? What a joke. This is Poison Snake lotus root. An obscene herb that can improve the effects of aphrodisiacs. If the young miss consumes this, her situation will become more hopeless.”
Zhao Hai looked at the cultivator and scoffed, “Sir, your courage is indeed big. You actually dared to impersonate a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect inside the sect’s territory. The disguise of the Flower Den Cult is indeed formidable.”
When the person heard Zhao Hai, he coldly snorted and said, “Kid, do you know what you’re saying? You think I would pretend? Hmph. Steward Gui, is this the attitude of your Rong Clan?”
Steward Gui’s complexion changed. He looked at Zhao Hai and hesitated. Zhao Hai already saved them twice. Moreover, his words were somewhat believable. But at the same time, he was afraid that Zhao Hai made a mistake. If this is the case, then he would be offending a disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. If the Rong Clan offends the sect, then their future would be swiftly cut off. Plenty of merchant clans were waiting to get the Rong Clan’s position. Once the Rong Clan gets removed from its status, their decline would be inevitable.