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Chapter 289: A Shocking Plan

Chapter 289: A Shocking Plan

Translator: Tatienne Editor: Rundi
"As for payment, I can give you a spiritual medicine of your choosing from the Medicinal Garden of Immortality."

As soon as she made this offer, Ling Xian’s eyes flashed with heat. "This is far too tempting. It is hard for me to decline."

"Then it means you accept?" the lady in white faintly smiled.

"No, I must ask you what it is first." Ling Xian shook his head. He would never let himself fall into danger for a spiritual medicine. "If it is something you, the owner of the Medicinal Garden of Immortality, cannot even accomplish. What can I, a foundational cultivator, do?"

"This is a long story." The lady in white sighed. "That force just now. You felt it too, didn’t you? It was caused by a battle between me and someone else. That person, like you, came from the external world."

"From the external world?"

Ling Xian frowned. His mind was moving quickly, like electricity. He then instantly realized who that person was. Other than himself, only the Alliance of Tyrants has this ability.

"That’s right. This person’s cultivation level is similar to you. Originally, I could kill him with a finger. But somehow, he acquired a mysterious technique. It has the ability to fight against me for control over the Medicinal Garden." The lady in white’s face flashed with anger. "Just now, he attacked me. And…"

"And you lost?" Ling Xian frowned. He didn’t think the Alliance of Tyrants would have an appetite large enough to want to snatch the control the Medicinal Garden of Immortality.

"I guess you could say that. He took control over half of the garden." The lady in white sighed. As the owner of the garden, she could control every inch of the earth and every spiritual medicine.

But now, she lost half her land. This meant she was no longer in control of everything here.

How could she endure this?

However, faced with that mysterious technique, she could not resist. Therefore, she could only seek help from another overpowering cultivator, which turned out to be Ling Xian.

"I know now. You want me to fight against that person." Ling Xian stayed silent for a while and asked, "That person’s mysterious technique is useless against me, I assume?"

"Yes, that technique is only effective against spiritual beings. It is useless against you humans." The lady nodded, "Or else I wouldn’t be here talking to you."

"Let me think about it." Ling Xian frowned, debating if he should agree to this.

To him, the Alliance of Tyrants was an enemy he will run into soon or later. It made no difference when he challenges them. If he makes his move now, not only will he receive the lady’s appreciation and friendship, he could also acquire any spiritual medicine.

More importantly, this could impact the Alliance of Tyrants and snatch away their control of the garden. If they dominate the garden, then Ling Xian will have no business with the garden.

He would be unable to take away any spiritual medicine.

For those reasons, this was something he could get three positive results from. Ling Xian had no reasons to say no. However, before accepting, he had to make sure of something.

"If I want the Yellow Fruit of Mystery, can you give it to me?" Ling Xian named his wish.

Hearing this, the lady in white frowned and sighed, "if this was before, of course, I could give you one. But since I have lost control over half the garden, I cannot give it to you."

"Plus…"

The lady in white paused.

"Plus what? If you don’t tell me, I won’t help you." Ling Xian frowned slightly.

"If I am not wrong, that person should be leading his subordinates to take the Yellow Fruit of Mystery right now." The lady in white tried to conceal her disappointment, thinking that Ling Xian would not help her if she cannot give him the Yellow Fruit of Mystery.

But in the next second, her dewy eyes exploded with color as she stared at Ling Xian, the only human who could help her.

"Dammit, they are after the Yellow Fruit of Mystery."

Ling Xian frowned. The Yellow Fruit of Mystery was an object he was seeking after, how could he let other people get their hands on it?

"It seems like you really want the Yellow Fruit of Mystery. We finally have a common goal." The lady in white smiled. "If you go fast enough, you should be able to make it. If you are capable enough, you can get the Yellow Fruit of Mystery and also help me get rid of my enemy."

"It seems like I will have to make a trip."

Ling Xian’s face was calm. It was impossible to see whether he was happy or sad. However, his tussling robe revealed his anger.

"Then, you accept?" the lady in white finally displayed a smile that could bring everyone to their knees. She originally thought Ling Xian was not going to lend a helping hand. But he seemed to have changed his mind. This made her ecstatic.

Ling Xian mockingly smiled and teased, "I guess so. But since you cannot give me the Yellow Fruit of Mystery, how could switch my payment to something else."

"Hmm…"

The lady in white remained silent, then finally uttered out through her teeth, "If you can get rid of that person or kick him out of the Palace, I can gift you a leaf."

"A leaf?"

Ling Xian was startled. When he realized that the leaf she talked about was probably a part of her, he grinned, "Okay. Then I accept."

"Thank you," the lady in white muttered. Though gifting a leaf hurt her a little, thinking about losing control over the garden made her feel like it was a worthy deal.

After all, she knew very well that in the entire medicinal garden, only Ling Xian could fight against that person.

"No need to thank me. We are simply making a deal." Ling Xian waved his hand. Remembering the information the Essence of Herbalism told him, he couldn’t help it but smile.

What was the identity of the lady before him?

Even if she only offered a leaf, it was enough to make all cultivators go insane. Even those who were already beast themselves would waver!

"No matter what it is for, as long as you offer your help, I offer my thanks." The lady in white grinned brightly.

"Do as you will." Ling Xian felt too lazy to waste more words on her. "Let us make our moves. If we go too late, the Yellow Fruit of Mystery will for sure fall into the hands of those people."

"Yes, let us go. I will lead you." The stunning woman nodded softly before quickly flying in the northwest direction.

Seeing this, Ling Xian waved his arms. He roughly set two arrays; one to hallucinate and one to defend. He wrapped those two arrays around the unconscious Lu Chao Xian and Fang Yun.

Then, his eyes flickered, and the Winged Blitz appeared. He followed the lady closely.

Like that, the two flew across the sky like shooting stars towards the Yellow Fruit of Mystery.

…..

This place was covered in hundreds of different types of blooming flowers. Foggy clouds surrounded the entire area, and tree branches of various sizes and shapes covered the Sun.

It was the legendary Yellow Fruit of Mystery tree.

Just like its name, this tree was not widely known by others and was extremely rare. Any medicinal recipe that contains this fruit would be highly ranked in terms of effectiveness.

This tree could only bear one fruit, the Yellow Fruit of Mystery.

This fruit contains the delicacy of Heaven and the durability of the Earth. It could help cultivators breakthrough to the undefeatable realm of the foundational level. It was a medicine that drives every foundational cultivator insane.

This particular tree here grew more than a dozen orangey fruits. Swirls of fog surrounded each fruit, making them appear extraordinary and out of the world.

Before the giant tree, eight men with tall backs stood. They were the eight demons: the leader of the Alliance of Tyrants and the Hidden Dragons.

The eight shadows were standing there with straight backs like a tall mountain. No matter how much the land shakes, the wind blows, or the rain falls, they remained immobile.

The man in the front was the scariest. He exuded a temperament that was as profound as the sea and as heavy as a Buddha. Even though he was simply standing there, there was a gravitational pull coming from him.

This was the number one Hidden Dragon!

It was this man who seized control over half of the Medicinal Garden!

Now, all eight of them were readying themselves to take these fruits as their own.

"Boss, what are you waiting for? Make your move."

A handsome man suddenly spoke as he stared at the Yellow Fruit of Mystery with a heated gaze. However, he was aware that he has no share in this object.

"Yeah, boss, the collusion of the eight of us could completely overtake the Palace of Fortune. Why, are we scared of the spell cast over this?" The man dressed in black chimed in.

The man who was surrounded by murky air faintly grinned, "What’s the rush? If we make our moves when this array is at the weakest, we can save a lot of strength."

Hearing this, everyone nodded and did not press on any further.

"The Yellow Fruit of Mystery, I have finally met you."

The leader of the Alliance of Tyrants exclaimed. "Everyone says I am comparable to that demon, which is true. However, that is a claim I could make a year ago. After losing to him at getting the Yellow Fruit of Mystery, there is now a huge gap between our abilities. Today, I finally have a chance at catching up to him."

"Haha, congratulations boss. Once you break through to the undefeatable realm of the foundational level, you will definitely be able to defeat him and avenge your past!"

"Yeah, a moment of weakness does not prove anything. How is he worthy of an opponent to you?"

"That’s right. Boss, you are someone sent by the gods. That person is nowhere near as capable as you. It won’t be long before you can defeat him!"

Everyone opened their mouths to speak, their tone full of flattery.

The leader of the Alliance of Tyrants faintly smiled, ignoring everyone’s compliments. He asked, "Did you find out who was the one that intruded this place?"

"About that… nothing yet. We have been busy," a man wearing cotton answered.

"Hmm. After today, make it a priority to find out." The leader nodded. "No matter who he is. Just kill him."

Just kill him.

A statement spoken so nonchalantly has sentenced Ling Xian the death penalty. It was apparently just how overbearing this person was.

"Yes, boss!" The man wearing cotton agreed right away.

"It is almost time. Let’s do this," the leader said. Then, he formed a hand seal with both hands. A giant tidal wave like spiritual energy rolled its way towards the Yellow Fruit of Mystery.

Watching the situation unfold, the other seven people followed as they each displayed their techniques and tried to destroy the invisible enchantment!

Boooooooooom!

A loud rumble shook the earth!

Though the array set around the yellow fruit of mystery was strong, it was hard for it to defend against the attack of the alliance. It immediately crumbled!

Then, the tree emitted a giant amount of light, flooding the space along with its mysterious aroma.

"Haha, the Yellow Fruit of Mystery, you are finally mine!"

As the leader of the Alliance of Tyrants snickered, he turned around and was ready to take the fruit as his own.

However, the moment his hands touched the Yellow Fruit of Mystery, a long black halberd howled from afar, and a horrifying and imposing energy circled the area!

At the same time, a simple but presumptuous statement entered everyone’s ears.

"You dare to touch my Yellow Fruit of Mystery? Have you gotten my permission?"