Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-917
Jun Mo Xie’s gaze was like a high and lofty monarch, wielding sway over
her destiny! In that moment, she only felt a sense of helplessness in her
heart, as if she couldn’t resist!
“Speak. I’m taking away all of this Exquisite Lotus! Can I or can I
not!” Jun Mo Xie pressed fearsomely.
He couldn’t help but to be anxious. There were so many people back home
who needed this Exquisite Lotus. If he waited for 500 years to reap one
lotus root, then… even the most beautiful flower would have wilted long
ago! Not only would he not achieve his intended purpose after bringing it
back, it would end up creating more awkwardness. With just a single grain
sized root, it would be wrong to give or deprive it from anyone.
The reason he’d asked her so forcefully right after succeeding in
intimidating her was precisely to not give Qiao Ying any time to react.
Although doing it like this was somewhat despicable, Jun Mo Xie
couldn’t care less for the sake of his own happiness.
“Ah.. you can… not you cannot you cannot!” Qiao Ying jumped with
shock, very nearly giving her approval. Shaking her head rapidly, she
spat out three cannots in quick succession. “Young Master Jun, one must
be honorable with their words! We agreed that it would be one stalk, so
you definitely can’t take more! This is a matter of principle;
there’s no room for discussion!”
Pausing for a moment, she continued. “Besides… our Heaven Saint
Palace has only been able to raise the initial single stalk of lotus into
the current eight stalks… It could be easily imagined how hard it is to
raise them! Truthfully, us giving you one stalk is already a great
waste… you clearly wouldn’t know how to nurture it, not knowing what
it likes or dislike… If you are unable to satisfy a single facade of
its needs, it will quickly wilt! I’m not trying to scare or threaten
“Hm? I’d like to hear the details.” Jun Mo Xie’s tone suddenly
became gentle and pleasing to the ear.
“You’re such a scoundrel!” Qiao Ying shook her head with
exasperation as she explained carefully. “Firstly, the Exquisite Lotus
must be planted in innate clean water, preferably water condensed from
Spiritual Qi. Also, it needs to live in a place with exceptionally dense
Heaven Earth Spiritual Qi in order to survive.
Jun Mo Xie made an ‘oh’ sound with disinterest as he thought to
himself. That’s not a problem at all. This daddy’s place has plenty
of Spiritual Qi, even more concentrated than your mountain. There’s so
many heavenly spirit herbs growing there happily; I refuse to believe
that I can’t keep a stalk of Exquisite Lotus alive.
“Secondly, do you see this pond? Although it looks like a simple pond,
it’s actually made with 30,000 pieces of innate spirit jade, with equal
amounts of warm and cold nature to attain a fine balance of temperature.
In order to gather all this spirit jade, we’ve gathered nearly all the
spirit jade in the world together, and even the Misty Illusory Manor
contributed a portion! This is practically a sum of wealth huge enough
that no one can handle! Only such a condition will be enough to allow the
Exquisite Lotus to slowly grow!”
“30,000 pieces of innate spirit jade?” Jun Mo Xie felt his mouth
turning dry. Not to mention 30,000 pieces; he didn’t even have a single
piece! In that moment, he could not help but to eye the pond sinisterly,
thinking of bringing the entire pond away!
As he pondered, a thought suddenly struck him. “Can the innate spirit
jade be replaced with Eternally Warm Soft Jade?”
“Eternally Warm Soft Jade only has the properties of warmth and
softness. It does not produce any cold effects. So although its rarity is
not lower than innate spirit jade, it’s not enough to nurture the
Exquisite Lotus.” Qiao Ying looked at him queerly, seemingly somewhat
suspicious that he would have such good stuff.
“How difficult!” Jun Mo Xie furrowed his brows and narrowed his eyes
as he continued asking. “What will happen if it’s replaced with a
Heaven Earth Spirit Vein?”
“What kind of joke is that?” Qiao Ying smiled lightly and said.
“Using a Heaven Earth Spirit Vein to cultivate the Exquisite Lotus is
naturally much better than innate spirit jade. Furthermore, it will
greatly improve the speed of the Exquisite Lotus’ growth, shortening
the time required for it to reach maturity. With a Heaven Earth Spirit
Vein, all you need is a pool with water condensed from Spiritual Qi and
nothing else. The Exquisite Lotus will grow at several times the speed,
and… even have more amazing effects. However, that is only a thing that
exists in legends, only found deep underground; moreover, the continent
is constantly shifting, resulting in Spiritual Qi being scattered all the
time… who will be able to find a Heaven Earth Spirit Vein?”
Qiao Ying pouted with disdain as she rolled her eyes at Jun Mo Xie.
“Even if you know a place with a Heaven Earth Spirit Vein, who has the
ability to retrieve it? Move an entire mountain aside, and dig out the
entire thing fully intact? That’s basically an impossible and
Jun Mo Xie sighed and shook his head in a ‘sad’ manner. “How
depressing…” In his heart, he was actually whooping with joy. F*ck!
This daddy indeed has this legendary thing! And it’s even a top quality
and well aged one of several hundred thousand years old!
“The third condition for it to grow is…” At this point, Jun Mo Xie
could no longer hear Qiao Ying’s words. He was incredibly excited, and
his entire mind was filled with thoughts on the various possibilities.
But although he was bursting with joy on the inside, he still had to
display a troubled and depressed face on the outside. This was actually a
high level acting skill. Fortunately, Young Master Jun had received
plenty of training, and he managed to act out this show perfectly.
Compared to the nourishment of the Heaven Earth Spirit Vein, all these
methods of nurturing… were simply all bullsh*t!
Jun Mo Xie made a quick estimation in his heart. The Heaven Earth Spirit
Vein he had could easily support a small to medium sized lotus pond. At
the very least, it should be seven or eight times larger than this little
“Then… how many lotus seeds do you have? Can I take some back with me
in addition to the one stalk of Exquisite Lotus?”
Jun Mo Xie looked pitifully at Qiao Ying. “Even if there’s a tiny bit
of possibility, it’s still better than nothing… Elder sister Qiao,
you must satisfy this tiny wish of mine ah…”
The way he looked at her was as if she would be the most heartless and
cold person in the world if she didn’t give it to him.
“There are indeed some seeds whenever the Exquisite Lotus blooms once
every 500 years. We’ve also accumulated quite a few of those seeds…
However, the difficulty of nurturing the seeds is tens of times harder
than nurturing the Exquisite Lotus!” Qiao Ying said hesitantly. “If I
gave it to you and you couldn’t raise it, it would only be a waste of
“Don’t worry about it, I’m just giving it a try…” Jun Mo Xie
said warmly. “Besides, I’m not asking for a lot. I’ll be satisfied
with just a hundred or so seeds…”
“Hundred or so?!” Qiao Ying’s eyes nearly fell out of her sockets.
“In the few thousand years, our Heaven Saint Palace had only managed to
collect no more than 50, 60 seeds! And the moment you open your mouth,
you want a hundred?! You truly dare to ask ah!”
“In that case, I’ll just take 50…” Jun Mo Xie said with a light
chuckle as he shrugged his shoulders in a helpless manner. “You guys
already have so many fully full grown ones…”
“No way!” Qiao Ying rejected flatly. After considering for a long
time, she finally relented. “At most… I can give you five! That’s
already more than what I have the ability to give.”
“Elder sister… you’re practically killing me ah! Five seeds, to
think you had the heart to say that!” Jun Mo Xie cried out. “Didn’t
that Wu Shan Yun say just now that I can take away anything I want other
than the Exquisite Lotus? You can’t be that miserly right?”
“Too little! I have to take at least 40!”
“Jun Mo Xie, you’re deliberately making trouble! Ten seeds, nothing
“30 seeds… that’s the absolute lowest I can go. And lower and my
trip here today would have been meaningless, and Wu Shan Yun’s words
would mean nothing… To think that I went so far as to enlighten the
crowd and did such a huge favor to everyone, and yet you wouldn’t give
me even a few seeds… How are you so hard hearted and cruel?”
After a round of intense bargaining, Qiao Ying lost to Young Master Jun
in the battle of words, finally parting with 20 seeds. Jun Mo Xie smiled
widely in his heart, satisfied with his gains. In actual fact, obtaining
just 10 seeds would be a pretty good deal. But now that he’d managed to
get 20, it was a bonus…
Qiao Ying’s face was exceedingly bitter, and her head buzzed with
confusion even until now. How did she end up taking step after step back,
finally agreeing to take out 20 seeds? This… did those words really
come out of her mouth?
What she didn’t know was that although her age was great, her
experience and interaction with the outside world was pitifully little.
Secondly, Jun Mo Xie’s mouth was among the best in the world. If he
claimed that his skill in arguing was number two, no one in this world
would dare to call themselves first. Thirdly and most importantly, Young
Master Jun had also secretly used some of the Soul Sedating Technique in
In order to prevent Qiao Ying from noticing, he’d only used a tiny bit
to influence her slightly. But as the argument between the two grew more
heated, Qiao Ying would not be able to notice even if she was more
careful. In the end, she was easily tricked by this scoundrel…
Right now, that particular scoundrel was feeling extremely proud in his
heart. As expected of an all chest no brain lass. This girl’s breasts
were definitely not small! At the very least, it seemed unlikely to cover
it with a single hand, and needs at least two hands to grasp it firmly.
As for the degree of surface area two hands could cover, it would require
some personal hands-on testing to be sure…
Under the influence of his excitement at having achieved his goal, he
nearly stretched out his hands to “measure” Qiao Ying’s chest size.
Fortunately, he hadn’t done that… otherwise, this great beauty Qiao
would most likely have rescinded her promise and given him a good beating
Since the business bargaining was finished, the only thing left to do was
to complete the deal.
Qiao Ying returned to her residence, retrieved 20 seeds, and passed them
to Jun Mo Xie. As for the matter of moving the fully grown lotus stalk,
it was a huge headache. “Jun Mo Xie, this… how will you take this
“Dig it out for me, and I will naturally have a method to bring it
away!” Jun Mo Xie said without so much as a pause.
Qiao Ying felt her anger rushing up her chest once again. Could it be
that this bastard wants to burn the bridge after crossing it? Right now,
they haven’t even crossed the bridge, and he’s already anxious to
burn the bridge…
In her fit of rage, she was tempted to directly throw him into the pond
to dig for himself. However, she could not bear to do such a thing. After
all, she had been taking care of the Exquisite Lotus for so many years,
and she’d already formed some attachment to them. If the Exquisite
Lotus died because of her… Qiao Ying would not forgive herself…
After thinking for a long time, she still carefully dug one stalk of
lotus out and placed it on a large piece of milky white jade. After that,
she placed it in a small spiritual jade box, filled it with water
condensed from Spiritual Qi, and passed it to Jun Mo Xie…