Chapter 946 Liu Qingshu, Zhao Yunxiao
When Zhou Yuan felt a layer of the barrier to his ninth Divine Dwelling melt, even someone like him couldn't help but be immediately stunned. Joy welled up in his eyes.
He never imagined that the Fallen Shadow Genesis core orb would have such a miraculous effect!
"It's like they sent me a pillow when I feel sleepy." Zhou Yuan couldn't help but laugh. He had been racking his brains and worrying about the progress of his ninth Divine Dwelling. Who could have expected a solution to appear in the blink of an eye?
Although it was not as simple as consuming a Divine Dwelling Immeasurable Fruit, it did not have the disadvantage of only working once. In other words, as long as he gathered a sufficient number of cores, he could borrow their power to unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling.
At the lake, the twenty trapped Tianyuan Region members regained their freedom when the Fallen Shadow was killed. They stumbled in the water before getting out, each looking quite pale.
Several people quickly rushed to support them.
Zhou Yuan lowered his head and looked towards the lake. When the fog faded, the water became clear. He could clearly see the dazzling Spiritium swimming within the lake like a fish.
Zhou Yuan raised his head and said to Yi Qiushui and the others, “Prepare to harvest the Spiritium.”
Cheers instantly broke out around them. In the next instant, splashing sounds sounded endlessly.
Zhou Yuan flew towards a hill and called out to Shang Xiaoling. “Double the scouting party. If anyone finds any signs of a Fallen Shadow, please report it to me directly.”
Since he discovered the benefit of a Fallen Shadow, Zhou Yuan would naturally not let anyone escape.
In their eyes, Fallen Shadows had become extremely attractive, even more so than ordinary Spiritium.
Shang Xiaoling nodded and left to carry out his instructions.
An incense stick of time later, the Spiritium in the lake was completely cleansed by everyone's joint efforts.
Everyone was full of happiness. The low morale due to being chased away by Zhao Mushen had completely recovered.
Afterwards, Zhou Yuan sent them to search the mini domain while waiting for news.
Therefore, the team led by Zhou Yuan searched thoroughly for the mini domain for the next two days. During this period, they found a total of four Spiritium-rich locations and managed to obtain over two hundred Spiritium strands in total.
Besides Spiritium, they found two other Fallen Shadows. Sure enough, Zhou Yuan obtained two more Fallen Genesis Orbs, which melted some more of his ninth Divine Dwelling barrier.
Such progress was much faster than using his Genesis Qi to slowly polish it!
The good news put Zhou Yuan in a very good mood.
After nearly overturning every blade of grass in the mini domain, on the third day, Zhou Yuan finally led the satisfied team towards a spatial rift. They entered one by one.
Strong winds were howling in the domain and the atmosphere looked quite terrible.
Zhou Yuan stood on a barren hill, his eyes narrowed slightly as he looked at the newly entered mini domain. He carefully sensed the concentration of the surrounding Genesis Qi. Moments later, he raised his eyebrows and commented, “The Genesis Qi concentration of this mini domain is higher than the previous two.”
On the side, Yi Qiushui nodded and said with a solemn expression: “It means it will also be more dangerous. Also... the chances of meeting another team from the eight regions will be greater."
The higher the concentration of Genesis Qi, the more Spiritium will be born. At the same time, they were also more likely to encounter another team, making the competition even more intense.
Zhou Yuan pondered for a moment before looking towards Sheng Xiaoling and the others. Send some scouts to explore the place carefully. If you encounter any teams, find out their identities and strengths.”
Sheng Xiaoling immediately acknowledged his command and quickly chose a hundred members. The selected group soon scattered in all directions like birds.
Zhou Yuan ordered the others to be on guard. I had a feeling that there was definitely going to be another team in this mini domain. If the other party was hostile, a battle would probably await them… unless they were unlucky enough to encounter Zhao Mushen's team again. If so, they would still work.
At this thought, Zhou Yuan felt a little helpless. The feeling of being constantly suppressed was something he had not felt for many years. However, it also motivated him to unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling as soon as possible.
Zhou Yuan and the remaining members waited on the hill for about two hours.
He then saw a dozen figures fly from the distance with Shang Xiaoling in the lead.
From afar, he seemed to see a serious expression on Shang Xiaoling's face.
Zhou Yuan immediately waved his hand. The several hundred figures behind him tensed their bodies and prepared for what was to come.
Shang Xiaoling soon landed and quickly arrived at Zhou Yuan's side. “In fact, there are other teams in this mini domain. "We found a total of two: Liu Qingshu from the Wanzu region leads one, while Zhao Yunxiao from the Wushen region leads the other."
“Liu Qingshu and Zhao Yunxiao…” Zhou Yuan muttered to himself. The second name caused a strange expression to emerge on his face.
It was a name he remembered deeply. During his encounter with Wu Yao in the capital of the Great Wu Empire, Zhao Yunxiao had launched a sneak attack on him. In fact, you could say there was bad blood between them.
As for Liu Qingshu, he had also heard of her. She was quite famous and had a fairly high rank on the Divine Dwelling List.
"It seems that we are quite destined to encounter the Wanzu region." Zhou Yuan chuckled. Among the three mini domains they had entered, they encountered teams from the Wanzu region in two of them.
Shang Xiaoling said: "When our scouts found them, they also discovered our presence."
He hesitated for a moment before continuing, "Liu Qingshu and Zhao Yunxiao have asked you to meet with them and discuss how the Spiritium will be divided in this mini domain."
Zhou Yuan replied: "Since you invite me, let's go see what they have to say."
Yi Qiushui said worriedly: "Will it be a trap?"
“You guys be on guard and observe the surroundings carefully when we are there. I'll go meet them and see what they're doing." Zhou Yuan chuckled before continuing, "Liu Qingshu and Zhao Yunxiao may not be weak, but it will be naive of them to believe that they will be able to stop me from leaving."
In the Fallen Abyss, if one ignored the overall strength of each team, only the top ranked ones could make Zhou Yuan distrustful. At the very least, the likes of Liu Qingshu and Zhao Yunxiao were not enough to worry him.
With his decision made, Zhou Yuan waved his hand and led the way by rising into the air.
Behind him, several hundred people followed closely.
An hour later, Zhou Yuan looked ahead. Amidst the strong winds, two figures were visible on top of a hill. Zhou Yuan's gaze shifted to the foot of the hill, where two teams of several hundred members were waiting.
Zhou Yuan gestured towards Yi Qiushui and the others. His figure soon accelerated and he slowly descended towards the hill after several dozen breaths.
When he landed, the two figures on the hill cast their gazes towards him.
Zhou Yuan also looked up. Liu Qingshu was a pretty young woman and had a pure face. However, a slight seductive charm seemed to spread between his eyebrows. When he looked at Zhou Yuan, his eyes contained undisguised pride.
Zhou Yuan turned to Zhao Yunxiao. The latter smiled back with a playful look.
Smiling, Zhao Yunxiao said, “Tsktsk, Zhou Yuan, I never expected you to become the head pavilion master of the Tianyuan Region in the few years since we met. How surprising.”
"You really know how to pick a place, though." His words seemed to be full of praise, but his tone was sarcastic. The meaning was clear: if Zhou Yuan were in any of the other eight regions, he would not have that status.
Zhou Yuan glanced at him and replied indifferently, “A mere rat that likes to sneak up behind people… back then, he had recently advanced to the Divine Dwelling stage, and yet, your sneak attack could not "Do nothing to me. It seems to me that you haven't improved much since then."
Zhao Yunxiao's eyes turned cold. "What big words!"
On the side, Liu Qingshu immediately waved his hand upon seeing the fiery atmosphere between them and said, “You two can resolve your differences another day. Our current goal is to decide how to allocate the Spiritium in this mini domain."
Zhou Yuan turned to Liu Qingshu. How could I not see the proud attitude he displayed? However, he ignored it and asked, "How will we do this, then?"
Liu Qingshu smiled slightly and replied, “Since we arrived earlier, we have already explored the entire place and found a total of nine locations with Spiritium.”
"After some discussion, we have decided that my Wanzu region will get four locations, the Wushen region three, and your Tianyuan region can harvest the remaining two."
His tone was indifferent. It seemed to be an argument, but their words indicated that they had already decided the outcome.
Zhao Yunxiao nodded, still smiling from ear to ear as he looked at Zhou Yuan.
Liu Qingshu looked at Zhou Yuan and showed a sweet smile. “Pavilion Chief Master Zhou Yuan, your Tianyuan region may suffer a little from this assignment, but you should know the saying on a first-come, first-served basis. Wouldn’t it be better for everyone to share the loot peacefully without bloodshed?”
Although her smile was sweet, her words clearly contained a small threat.
Zhou Yuan smiled and nodded. "I understand."
A sliver of disdain passed through Liu Qingshu's eyes.
However, the smile on Zhou Yuan's face soon faded as he said indifferently, “But, unfortunately, I am a barbarian who loves bloodshed. Therefore, I will take the nine Spiritium locations .”
"As for you guys...none of you will get anything."