Chapter 804 Wind Island Situation
Four Spirits Origin Tower, wind district.
Zhou Yuan looked at the wind spirit rune flashing blue on his arm. It was already 40% complete. If other people saw this speed, they would have been ecstatic, but Zhou Yuan seemed a little worried.
This was because he had already used over 300 origin coins.
And there were still three days left until the next month's payment!
In other words, for the next three days, he would not be able to come to the wind district to practice again, and even if he received next month's salary, it would only be 80 origin coins. Given its speed of consumption, it will most likely run out in a few days.
The lack of origin coins had become Zhou Yuan's biggest limitation.
Zhou Yuan in the end could only let out a long sigh. He stood up and his figure crossed the air. Without origin coins, it was useless to stay in the wind district any longer.
Zhou Yuan left the wind district and the Four Spirits Origin Tower and headed straight to the Wind Pavilion.
Zhou Yuan returned to Wind Island, but noticed that the atmosphere was somewhat strange. Many people had an anxious expression, especially when they saw Zhou Yuan, and their expressions became a little complicated, their gazes became evasive.
Zhou Yuan glanced at those slightly familiar people and frowned slightly.
His footsteps suddenly stopped when he saw a group of people not far away. The leader was Jin Teng, who seemed to announce something. When Jin Teng saw him, a gloating expression immediately appeared on his face. Then he left with the group of people in a very good mood.
What happened? Zhou Yuan thought to himself and then quickly ran towards the small building.
And when he reached the small building, he was stunned for a moment because he saw three figures standing in front of the building. They were Ye Bingling, Yi Qiushui, and Liu Zhixuan, all with solemn expressions on their faces.
"What's going on?" Zhou Yuan quickly dashed forward.
"Zhou Yuan, you are finally out!" Yi Qiushui exclaimed when he saw Zhou Yuan. "Something big has happened!"
"Tell me slowly." Zhou Yuan tried to calm her down.
Ye Bingling walked over, her beautiful face covered in frost. She explained, “Today, the Fire Pavilion announced that it will temporarily transfer the sales rights of the Mark Capture Rune in the Wind Pavilion to Chen Beifeng. If the people from the Wind Pavilion want to make a purchase, they will have to ask Chen Beifeng. But Chen Beifeng has let slip the news that anyone who supports you and me will have to pay double the price; otherwise, they won't sell to you!"
“Mark Capture Rune…” Zhou Yuan uttered. He had heard of these items, but he had not used them much before because he possessed a Transformation Spirit stage and his efficiency in absorbing Genesis marks was better than others. The Mark Capture Rune might have a 20% boosting effect on others, but for him, it was probably less than 10%.
Of course, he also understood that he was just a special case and that not everyone was able to bring their Spirit to the Transforming stage while they were in the Divine Dwelling stage.
Most ordinary people needed Mark Capture Rune to improve their efficiency, so they were well aware of its importance to others. You could say it is a necessity.
The price of a Mark Capture Rune was half a source coin, and they were sold in pairs. The price didn't seem too high, but after prolonged use, it would become a big drain. According to speculation, a normal person would spend around five origin coins every month to purchase Mark Capture Rune. How many people were there in the Four Pavilions? Adding it all up, it was certainly a pretty terrifying number.
So if the price were to double, it would certainly become a big burden for the average person.
Chen Beifeng's move was truly ruthless and was obviously a fierce counterattack against Zhou Yuan's recent action.
"Is that Wang Chen?" A cold light flashed in Zhou Yuan's eyes. Only Deputy Pavilion Master Wang Chen of the Fire Pavilion had the right to transfer part of the selling rights to Chen Beifeng.
Ye Bingling nodded and frowned in concern. “ Rune Capturing Marks is very important. This matter has just come out, but it has already caused commotion in the Wind Pavilion. Many people are very dissatisfied, but they can't do anything. In the long run, it would definitely affect people's hearts.”
Although Ye Bingling now had many followers, she was not blind. There was no way she could allow everyone who supported her to get even one extra Origin Coin a month. However, the people who supported her would now suffer the loss of five origin coins every month.
Perhaps a very small number of die-hard followers would grit their teeth and persist, but the vast majority would choose to leave because this was the human heart.
If this situation continued, even if Ye Bingling really defeated Chen Beifeng next month and won the position of pavilion master, the situation would still be a bit awkward.
Zhou Yuan also understood the seriousness of the matter. He wrinkled his eyebrows and asked, “Who made the Mark Capture Rune?”
"It was the deputy pavilion master of the Fire Pavilion, Zhu Liang, the true number two of the Fire Pavilion, and is second only to the pavilion master of the Fire Pavilion, Lu Xiao."
Ye Bingling’s pretty face was filled with jealousy and seriousness as she said, “Although his strength is only at the early stage of Divine Dwelling, his Spirit has already reached the Transformative stage. "He is very skilled in Genesis Runes and all Mark Capture Runes produced by Fire Pavilion are made in his hands."
Zhou Yuan was somewhat surprised. In the four pavilions, besides him, was there anyone who could cultivate his Spirit to the Transforming stage? The Tianyuan Region's younger generation was truly impressive.
"Do you have any Mark Capture Runes with you?" Zhou Yuan asked.
Liu Zhixuan immediately took out a few pieces of jade bamboo.
Yi Qiushui's beautiful eyes flashed. “You, do you intend to reproduce the Mark Capture Runes?”
Ye Bingling shook her head. "It's no use. Capturing Rune Marks are the foundation of the Fire Pavilion. Once dismantled or detected, Genesis Runes will automatically decompose. It's been tried before."
“I'll look at it first to see if I can find anything. Mark Capture Rune might not be exclusive to just the Fire Pavilion,” Zhou Yuan said after pondering for a while.
At the previous moment, when he had calculated the number of origin coins that the Fire Pavilion of the four pavilions earned every month, he couldn't help but feel tempted. He didn't expect to find such a lucrative business in the four pavilions.
If he could have even a small slice of the pie, the source coins earned could completely satisfy his consumption.
He originally had a headache about how to obtain a stable source of origin coins, but the Fire Pavilion's actions had made him pay attention to the small Mark Capture Runes that he had overlooked.
Ye Bingling felt a little helpless when she saw Zhou Yuan's unwillingness to give up; she knew very well the importance of the Mark Capturing Runes for the Fire Pavilion. Over the years, the reason why the Fire Pavilion had managed to attract many proud celestials to join was because of their salary. And where did the salary come from? Everything was obtained from Mark Capture Rune.
So , regarding this important product, they had done an excellent job of keeping it a secret.
At this moment, he thought that Zhou Yuan was doing something useless.
Zhou Yuan smiled. He knew that he had to give Ye Bingling, Yi Qiushui and the others some confidence, so he extended his palm and an invisible flame rose in his hand.
Ye Bingling’s beautiful eyes froze and then she exclaimed, “Spiritual flame? "Has your spirit also reached the transforming stage?!"
Yi Qiushui and Liu Zhixuan were stunned. In these four pavilions, even if there was an expert at the late Divine Dwelling stage, they would not cause a stir, but it was incredibly rare to find someone with a Spirit of Transformation stage. They did not expect that Zhou Yuan, who had never revealed his Spirit before, had quietly reached this state!
"I have also made some achievements in Genesis Runes." Zhou Yuan smiled.
“So let me study it a little first. "If I can solve something, it will not only take care of Chen Beifeng's scheme, but it may also bring huge benefits to our wind pavilion in the future."
Ye Bingling and the others looked at each other and finally nodded. They had no choice.
Yi Qiushui hesitated and finally said through clenched teeth: “Then you… should try it first. “The situation in the Wind Pavilion, we will try to stabilize it as much as possible, but you should also know that it may not last long.”
Zhou Yuan simply smiled at them and said nothing more. He grabbed the mark-capturing runes and entered the small building.
Seeing his figure disappear inside, Ye Bingling and the others looked at each other and then let out a long sigh. In truth, even if Zhou Yuan possessed a Spirit of Transformation stage, it would still not be easy to solve the problem. After all, there had also been people from the four pavilions with the Spirit Transforming stage before, but in the end no one was able to unravel the mystery of the Mark Capture Rune.
Chen Beifeng's counterattack this time was so fierce that it was difficult to resist. If Zhou Yuan does not make a breakthrough, all of his previous efforts would be in vain.