Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 73 Buy It With Your Life, Is That Enough?
A soft gleam could be seen on the surface of the blade of the sword as if small waves of light were rolling over it.
With the sword in one hand, the young lady flicked a thread out from the other hand. The thread touched the blade of the sword gently, causing the long sword to vibrate. A clear and ear-pleasing sound was produced and reverberated throughout the entire room for a moment.
“It is indeed a divine weapon!” Praised the young lady. The next moment, she returned the long sword to its sheath and took down the great dagger…
When she was finally done inspecting all four weapons, she turned to look at Chu Yang.
On the surface, Chu Yang appeared calm. However, he was actually amazed on the inside…
From the very beginning, this young lady had been surprisingly composed. Her eyes never once flinched although she was wielding rare weapons.
Typical emotions and expressions such as ‘scared’, ‘surprised’, ‘greedy’ and ’emotional’ that would have surfaced during such situations were nowhere to be found in the eyes of this young lady!
True enough, she had merely checked out the weapons. Her behavior was nothing out of the ordinary.
Chu Yang could not help but be flabbergasted. How could she just be a young lady with such a calm state of mind and cultivation?
“What is your price?” asked the young lady as she appeared to be deep in thought and preoccupied at the same time.
At that instance, Chu Yang was still trying to figure out her identity.
As he noticed her demeanor, he realized that she appeared to carry an aura of a superior being with every movement that she made. It seemed as if she was used to giving orders. Moreover, her entire body appeared to exude a natural elegance. She was perhaps a descendant of a royal family or at least of royal blood.
Strangely, how could a person of such royalty be out like this without any guards by her side? This was unbelievable. Could Iron Cloud Citadel be that safe and secure?
Prior to this, Gu Du Xing had wandered into his store alone. Currently, this young lady had unexpectedly reenacted what he had done.
Regardless… By having the guts to hang up his Heavenly Armament Pavilion sign, Chu Yang was already mentally prepared to encounter all sorts of troublemakers. This would allow him to ride on the publicity and further advertise Heavenly Armament Pavilion. Ultimately, his divine weapons would make Heavenly Armament Pavilion the talk of the town and the hottest topic out there in Iron Cloud Citadel.
Now that he had thought about it, there were no other patrons besides the hooligans that had come to stir trouble on his opening day.
Potential patrons that Chu Yang relied on such as money-squandering young masters, ill-disciplined young ladies, arrogant aristocrats and royal family members who wanted to flaunt their wealth had not shown up at his store! He was in utter disbelief at the emptiness of his store, considering how crowded the capital was.
How very odd!
“Each blade is worth one hundred thousand gold taels! Otherwise, you may trade a blade with any precious treasure that you have on hand. Things such as Seven-Star White Magnolia, Nine-Leaf Spirit Root, Purple Air Spirit Star… I am not very particular. If you do not have those items, Purple Crystal Jade, Legendary Gold Iron, Star Steel, Nightmare Silver, or Diamond Sand would do as well. Eighteen thousand pounds of each item should be sufficient. Payment is to be done via delivery of goods.” Chu Yang gazed at her, amused. He named an astronomical price for she clearly had no gold or silver on her! Even for a country, this price was massive.
The treasures that he listed were the items that the sword spirit had told him were essential for one to level up. The young lady was was utterly shocked!
Although her determination appeared to be greater than that of an average person while her mind was firm, she could not suppress her anger after seeing this guy’s lion mouth.
Even that stern looking Gu Du Xing who had screamed at him for wanting to sell these four divine weapons was now speechless as he gaped at Chu Yang.
With such pricing, even the term ‘highway robbery’ was not befitting of his price quote. It would be better described as slaughtering an entire country and taking its treasury.
“You have no intentions of selling it, right?” the young lady’s eyes, which were originally clear as autumn water, had now turned cold as she stared at Chu Yang. Truthfully, her words resonated exactly with Gu Du Xing’s thoughts.
Chu Yang smiled and took out a glistening gold bar. Then, he grabbed the sword…
He tossed the gold bar on the table and took a swing with the sword.
With a ‘pow’, it was as if a sharp knife had just cut through a piece of tofu.
The young lady stared in disbelief. The gold bar had shattered into more than a dozen gold leaves within just a few seconds. The table was covered with their golden radiance.
Chu Yang then lifted his right hand and grabbed a large steel block that weighed approximately a few hundred pounds. It had moved from its original position, which was next to the door, to the side of his foot… He pointed the long sword downwards, with its tip just slightly above the steel block. Next, he dropped it gently. The sword dropped down with the tip piercing straight through the steel block.
The long sword had quietly pierced deeply into the steel block and half of its blade was buried! Only around a foot of the blade could be seen with minimal vibrations under the bright sunlight that shone in the room, causing it to shine with a soft radiance.
A look of shock could be seen from the young lady’s eyes.
“Is it worth the price?” Chu Yang smiled as he crossed his arms.
The young lady stared at the sword as her eyes flashed with eagerness.
Iron Cloud was currently lacking in divine weapons… Hence, she could never have expected to witness such divine weapons that only existed in legends!
Heavenly Armament Pavilion! It truly deserved to be named ‘Heavenly Armament’!
“It’s worth the price! This divine sword is truly a priceless treasure. It would be difficult to even buy this sword with all the wealth in the world!” A voice suddenly rang out like thunder. Coupled with the voice, a stately figure appeared from behind the young lady.
At the very instant that the voice surfaced, Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing turned to look at each other in shock! They had not expected their senses to be unable to detect the person who had just arrived. On this basis, it must have meant that this person’s cultivation was at least beyond Great Martial Master!
This person was brawny with a square face. His eyes, while calm, were extremely piercing. His eyebrows were large and thick. His mouth was wide and his nose was like that of a lion. Along his jawline, there was a black three-part beard the slightly swung back and forth. His stance was wide, giving the aura that he was carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders!
His body emitted a powerful aura that was strong enough to send thousands of soldiers fleeing!
Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing immediately recognized this man without any introduction!
There was no other individual besides the number one famed general, Tie Long Cheng, who could have such a powerful aura in the entire Lower Three Heavens! Furthermore, only Tie Long Cheng could adopt any stance as he liked and radiate the feeling of an impenetrable fortress that armies would avoid!
The head of Iron Cloud’s military! One of the two pillars that held up the heavens for Iron Cloud Nation. A war hero in the Nine Heavens world, Tie Long Cheng!
It was then that Chu Yang finally understood why the busy street that he was on had suddenly become extremely and unusually quiet. This was because a team of elite soldiers in disguise had asserted their authority and separated the entire street from the rest of the citadel since god knows when!
An entire long, crowded and noisy street was currently so quiet that even a dropped needle could be heard on contact with the ground!
Chu Yang was certain that there were people at the back door and on the roof. Moreover, they were surely masters!
“It is indeed a good sword!” Tie Long Cheng exclaimed loudly as his sharp, cold gaze was directed at the shivering sword that was sitting on the steel block. Then, he immediately turned to look at the young lady. Unexpectedly, his expression became soft and absolutely opposite of his expression earlier, “Why did you come here?”
He then asked more specifically with the addition of a word, “Why did you come here alone?”
“I just wanted to have a look.” The young lady smiled calmly. “I was really curious about this Heavenly Armament Pavilion.”
“Where are your bodyguards?” Tie Long Cheng frowned. His eyes displayed fury, “How do those bastards do their work?! I cannot believe that they dared to let you go out on your own! Wait till I get back, for I will chop them up and feed them to the dogs!”
“I sneaked out on my own. It has nothing to do with them.” The young lady gently shook Tie Long Cheng’s shoulder and pleaded, “Second Uncle, all I have left is this one little secret and it’s my only way to relax a little…”
Tie Long Cheng heaved a sigh and looked at her with affection and despair. He appeared to let the issue slide as he turned to Chu Yang and said, “Damn little man, I will buy these two swords and two sabers!”
Chu Yang hesitated before asking, “How are you paying for them?”
“Of course I will not buy them with gold.” Tie Long Cheng’s eyes narrowed with each passing word, “I would like to buy it with your life. Is this price enough?”