Chapter 767 Refining the Sword Orb
Although the Yi clan wanted to keep it a secret that Zhou Yuan was selected as one of the external assistance members, there were too many people in the Yi clan, making it difficult to control what everyone was saying. And so, the news of this spread very quickly throughout Xuanzhou City.
As the news spread, it unsurprisingly caused a lot of uproar.
Obviously, no one thought that the Yi clan would invite a mid-Divine Dwelling stage expert as an external assistance member in the Prefecture Lord battle. On top of this, Zhou Yuan could be said to be a nobody in Xiaoxuan Prefecture, and he did not have any impressive achievements or reputations.
Therefore, the various forces were greatly surprised by the Yi clan's move.
In the Prefecture Lord battle, each side only had five spots, which could be said to be extremely precious. But the Yi clan had given one of the outside assistance places to Zhou Yuan. This was similar to breaking one of his own arms before battle.
His action was extremely reckless.
"What the Yi clan has done is ridiculous."
“The head of the Yi clan has passed away and now Yi Qiushui is in charge. "She's just a kid, so she's definitely inexperienced and a little naive."
“Hey, I heard that Zhou Yuan's appearance is not bad, and it was also Yi Qiushui who brought him back. Could it be her little boyfriend? “Is that why you insisted on asking for your outside help for the battle?”
“I am surprised that the two Heavenly Sun elders of the Yi clan agreed to this.”
“Sigh, it seems that the Yi clan is going to suffer a big loss in the Prefecture Lord battle this time. If the position of Prefectural Lord fell to the Qiu clan, the Yi clan's plans in Xiaoxuan Prefecture for all these years would probably collapse. Perhaps they will also have to withdraw from Xiaoxuan Prefecture.”
“Yes, the Qiu clan has even summoned Qiu Ling, who was training in the Heavenly Spirit Sect. It seems that they are determined to win the position of Prefectural Lord."
Most people in Xuanzhou City were not optimistic about the Yi clan's outcome in the Prefecture Lord battle.
And towards these criticisms in Xuanzhou City, the people of the Yi clan had no choice but to swallow the insults even though they were irritated. They could only direct their anger towards the culprit of all this, Zhou Yuan.
The backyard of the Yi clan residence.
On a separate patio set in a beautiful garden covered in lush greenery, huge trees covered half of the patio, making them appear peaceful and quiet.
On a sturdy trunk of an ancient tree, Zhou Yuan sat cross-legged with his eyes slightly closed.
Since he had accepted Yi Qiushui's bet to win the Prefecture Lord battle, he naturally had to go all out. Although Xiaoxuan Prefecture could not compare to Cangxuan Sect, he also understood that Hunyuan Heaven was the strongest of all heavens and should not be underestimated.
Above Zhou Yuan's knees was a mottled black Brush suspended in the air, swallowing the Genesis Qi of the universe.
It was the Heavenly Yuan Brush.
Zhou Yuan's eyes snapped open, revealing a trace of helplessness as he looked at the Heavenly Yuan Brush. Since the awakening of the fifth Genesis Rune of the Heavenly Yuan Brush, Genesis Breaker, the sixth Genesis Rune had yet to fully awaken.
The Heavenly Yuan Brush was now at the low-grade Genesis Weapon level, and if it was awakened once again, it could reach even the high-grade level.
Even in the entire Hunyuan Heaven, a high-grade Genesis Weapon was certainly a divine weapon that even ordinary Heavenly Sun stage experts would not necessarily possess.
Of course, what Zhou Yuan paid the most attention to was not the grade of the Heavenly Yuan Brush, but the awakened Genesis Runes. The fifth rune, Genesis Breaker, had already brought him so many benefits.
If the fifth rune was already so mysteriously powerful, what about the sixth rune?
However, in the past two years, Zhou Yuan had kept the Heavenly Yuan Brush with him at all times, but the sixth rune had not yet appeared, which showed that the Heavenly Yuan Brush had a huge appetite…
"It seems like it's still going to take some time."
Zhou Yuan muttered to himself. But these years of cultivation were not entirely useless. He could at least see that the sixth ancient Genesis Rune on the body of the speckled brush was beginning to glow.
The awakening of the sixth Rune had to be near.
These thoughts flashed through Zhou Yuan's mind. He ignored the Heavenly Yuan Brush for the moment and placed his palms together. Genesis Qi began to float between his palms. And, after repeated compressions and rotations, vague traces of an extremely powerful and sharp aura spread out.
The sharpness gradually tore even the air around him.
Like sword Qi.
Those sharp sword Qi continued to gather and compress into Zhou Yuan's palm. Almost half a day later, he began to see a small bean-sized Sword Qi pill forming in the palm of his hand.
Zhou Yuan studied the small sword orb with a thoughtful expression. What he was currently practicing was naturally the Sword Peak technique, the Sword Orb.
Since he had arrived in the Tianyuan region, he needed to continually improve his strength, and the seven Cangxuan techniques he had obtained before leaving the Cangxuan Sect were what he needed to practice.
Among these techniques, the Devil Sword Orb was simply a killing technique with terrifying destructive force. Zhou Yuan had already coveted this technique when he was in the Cangxuan Sect. Therefore, after it came into his hand, he had been trying to understand it whenever he had time. But it was only now that he finally saw results.
“But to refine the sword orb, I also need to fuse the Aged Gold Qi with the Genesis Sword Qi. Right now my sword orb is still floating in the air and is not strong enough,” Zhou Yuan muttered to himself.
However, Aged Gold Qi was to be extracted from rare divine treasures, and its value was quite high. Zhou Yuan was now alone and poor, and everything he had was destroyed in the turbulence of space. Even the materials he needed to upgrade the Ancestral Dragon Scriptures were shamelessly obtained from Yi Qiushui. How would he have enough divine resources to refine Aged Gold Qi?
Zhou Yuan fiddled with the empty space bag on his waist with a bitter look on his face.
It's the fault of the holy experts of the sacred race for messing up the space transportation!
Zhou Yuan gritted his teeth, eyes flashing with malice. He would remember this!
While Zhou Yuan was feeling distressed, two beautiful figures approached from outside the courtyard. It was Yi Qiushui and his personal guard, Zhao Yue.
Noticing them, Zhou Yuan moved his body slightly and immediately reappeared in front of them.
"Brother Zhou is used to living here?" Yi Qiushui asked with a smile.
"It's pretty good."
Zhao Yue, who stood behind Yi Qiushui, pursed her lips slightly and muttered, "Of course you are good, but our Yi clan has become the laughingstock of Xuanzhou City."
Zhou Yuan cleared his throat and commented, “What would those ignorant people know?”
Zhao Yue rolled her eyes.
The entire Yi clan was saying that they had never seen such a thick-skinned man before, and it was indeed true.
Yi Qiushui curiously studied Zhou Yuan. His carefree and indifferent attitude didn't seem fake at all.
He patted the space bag on his waist, and rays of light flashed. Several golden boxes landed on the ground. "These are all the materials you need."
Zhou Yuan's face immediately lit up with joy. Hunyuan Heaven was truly blessed by heaven. He was able to gather all the materials needed to update the Ancestral Dragon Scriptures in Xiaoxuan Prefecture alone.
It should be said that Yaoyao had been searching the Cangxuan Sect for a long time, but had not yet acquired all of them.
"Thank you." Zhou Yuan expressed his gratitude.
Yi Qiushui shook his head and joked, “These materials are very rare. Some of them are not even found in the Yi clan treasury. I had to ask Uncle Lui's Chamber of Commerce to gather all the materials. Brother Zhou, your price is not low at all.”
Zhou Yuan's face flushed red with embarrassment, and he could only force a smile.
But he immediately sighed inwardly. All the materials needed for the Ancestral Dragon Scripture were ready, but the problem now was the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique.
Yi Qiushui, who was attentive and sensitive, naturally noticed the worried frown on Zhou Yuan's face. "Brother Zhou, do you have any other concerns?"
Zhou Yuan coughed loudly. This was something he chose to ask for on his own initiative.
"There is one more thing I would like to ask Qiushui for help with." Zhou Yuan felt quite embarrassed to say this. “Right now I also need a divine treasure to refine Aged Gold Qi.”
Zhao Yue's eyes widened and he looked at Zhou Yuan.
“Don't worry, I won't take them for free. I will exchange half of the high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines for her!” Zhou Yuan hastily added.
Zhao Yue laughed. The Yi clan will only give you the hundred high-grade Divine Dwelling medicines after you win the Prefecture Lord battle. But do you already think it's yours?
Yi Qiushui frowned, looking directly at Zhou Yuan, who also did not evade his eye contact. He could see a look of helplessness in her eyes, but not a guilty conscience.
Yi Qiushui was silent for a long while before explaining, “Brother Zhou, we have already offered such a high price to ask for your help. If I were to give you other resources, I'm worried about how to explain it to the clan."
Zhou Yuan scratched his head and smiled helplessly. "I understand."
"I can't take things from the clan anymore, but I have my own secret hideout that I can lend to Brother Zhou."
Zhou Yuan looked at Yi Qiushui in stunned silence and didn't know what to say for a long while.
"Lose!" Zhao Yue couldn't help but surpass himself.
Yi Qiushui waved her beautiful hand. "I'll ask someone to bring them later."
As he spoke, he took a deep look at Zhou Yuan before turning and leaving with Zhao Yue, who was furious.
Zhou Yuan stayed where he was, looking at Yi Qiushui's beautiful and elegant silhouette as he left. He murmured: "What a wonderful person..."
It was clearly just a mutually beneficial transaction, but Yi Qiushui had made Zhou Yuan owe him a favor. Now, Zhou Yuan really had to fight with all his might in the Prefecture Lord battle. After all, if he lost, his entire face would be destroyed.
The key point was that he couldn't tell that Yi Qiushui planned this deliberately. Her way of making him constantly accumulate debt had deliberately targeted his weak point.
If Zhou Yuan was really heartless, Yi Qiushui's move would have been useless, but she clearly saw that Zhou Yuan was not that kind of person.
The new head of the Yi clan is truly extraordinary.
Zhou Yuan sighed and then waved his sleeve and put away all the boxes.
He couldn't seem to relax for the next few days. He had to fully master both the Ancestral Dragon Scripture and the Devil Sweeping Sword Orb technique in preparation for the Prefecture Lord battle.