I Have Medicine - Chapter 320 - Arrival of a Prodigy
Chapter 320 – Arrival of a Prodigy
It wasn’t strange for there to be Immortal Realm guards, and it wasn’t odd for the guards to be riding spirit grade wild beasts. However, if these guards weren’t guards, but rather battle slaves — And if these battle slaves weren’t of the human race, but of other races… Then, this could only mean one thing.
The identity and position of the person who came was extraordinary. This was a personage who would be seldom seen within iron-ranked cities.
Those city guards didn’t dare to be careless. Most of all, once they saw the symbol affiliated to Ten Ultimates Sect on that giant, iron flag, their expressions turned solemn. They promptly tidied their appearances, stood up straight, and presented fearful and reverent bearings.
Although Xuanwu City was within the jurisdiction of Ten Ultimates Sect, they only slightly drew upon the support of the sect’s majestic presence. The city didn’t have that close of a relationship with Ten Ultimates Sect, and only paid heavy taxes to it every year.
At this moment, there was a person who arrived and tossed out Ten Ultimates Sect’s name just like this. His prestige was incredible. The guards at the entrance and many selected people naturally didn’t make any mistakes, and swiftly rushed into the city to notify their superiors. At the city gates, a guard commander stepped forward, and inquired after saluting: “May I ask who this guest is, and what has brought you to our city?”
A young man with a pair of slender ears quickly approached. He looked quite youthful, but his strength was also at the Immortal Realm: “My household’s young master has come here bearing an important matter to handle. It’s inappropriate to discuss it, so please let us pass.”
The guard commander saw that the other party had no intention of explaining anything, and knew that it wouldn’t be good to keep digging. Moreover, Ten Ultimates Sect’s reputation would cause a person’s heart to quiver in fear. Hence, after his halfhearted attempt at scouting, he immediately waved a hand, and made the guards on both sides disperse.
In a split second, the city gates were opened wide, and they used the most ceremonious attitudes to welcome the procession.
Fortunately, it was early morning right now, and the entrance was considered peaceful and quiet. After the city gates were opened, that slender-eared young man who spoke with the guard commander swiftly stepped aside, and respectfully invited the people behind him to enter.
With booming steps, the hundred wild beasts strode with an orderly march into the city. The battle slaves riding the beasts kept their backs straight, and didn’t make any sounds. It was even more silent inside that small palace hall above.
During the entire time that the wild beasts entered the city, the noble visitor, who the battle slaves defended, didn’t utter a single word.
The guard commander saw that the numerous guards were still somewhat shaken. He settled his thoughts, and shouted: “Get into position and attend to your duties!”
The guards heard this and were startled. They didn’t dare to dawdle, and resumed their original positions one after another. They defended this city with responsibility and diligence just as before.
Inside Xuanwu City.
Such a huge group of people flowed inside, which stunned those defending the entrance. It was only natural that the residents within the city were similarly surprised. Because it was only an iron-ranked city and wasn’t that sort of harsh locale, the martial artists who resided here weren’t as powerful as the ones living in certain battle-crazed cities. The citizens were also relatively peaceful.
The people on the road automatically parted to either side, and didn’t obstruct the advance of this huge group of men and beasts. They watched as these imposing and formidable fellows passed through two large avenues, before arriving at a bustling street.
“Compared to that one from Liyuan City last time, this one’s even mightier!”
“It’s probably a noble guest from a higher ranked city. It’s only natural that they’ll show off their strength in our city.”
“Does anyone know who it is? What’s their identity?”
“Fool! Do you see that flag?”
“It&#k2026; It’s actually Ten Ultimates Sect!”
“I’ve heard that our Xuanwu City is originally within the territory of Ten Ultimates Sect&#k2026;”
“Ah! So it’s like this!”
Without exception, all of the spirited discussions fell into the perceptive ears of the battle slaves.
However, so long as a distinguished disciple from a large organization went out somewhere, it would be very eye-catching — It didn’t even have to be a prodigy; a powerful genius would do — Thus, such things were actually quite normal.
The battle slaves didn’t have wandering eyes, and they marched straight ahead.
If someone watched carefully, they would discover that there were numerous mounted beasts between the small gaps of these battle slave troops. These mounts were below the spirit grade and were only half as tall. The wild beast species were unknown. And riding these beasts were some ox-headed people and members of the mouse and monkey races. It was just that, because they were so short and small, bystanders easily overlooked them.
Several mouse race members in the lead opened their mouths to say a few words. The route of these troops remained on the proper path, until they finally halted in front of a tavern.
From within the tavern, a short and stout man practically scrambled on his hands and knees as he rushed outside. After that, he immediately fell prostrate to the ground while trembling in fear. With a shuddering voice, he said: “G-greetings, young master! This subordinate has handled matters poorly. I still haven’t…”
Shu Xin’s heart wanted to collapse.
Altogether, the time it took for him to come here, settle down, and scout for information didn’t even reach a full twenty-four hours. Just when he thought that the Hu Clan’s vexing matters were made clear, he also discerned whether the Wu Clan was going to cause any mischief. Then, he thought of a surefire method to find that teenaged pharmacist. However, he didn’t expect that his master, who was thousands of kilometers away, would’ve already come here before he could complete these measures!
In the end, he didn’t have any results… Wasn’t this clearly showing that he was incompetent?
Originally, he believed that he was going to be rewarded. But now, it looked like he would be lucky if he wasn’t punished.
Shu Xin trembled from head to toe, and could only kneel as he waited for judgment.
The people in the tavern, the bystanders, and anyone else paying attention to this matter saw this spectacle. They guessed that this was an internal problem of a large organization. At first, it felt like they were watching a play, but they didn’t know what kind of temperament the master of these menacing and imposing troops had. Either they had to turn their heads and not watch this lively spectacle, or they had to move far away. No matter what, they had to be careful.
Soon after, these people heard a slightly deep and magnetic voice resound from inside the small palace hall on the back of that gigantic wild beast: “Your racial group is originally as timid as mice… Just stand up.”
— This wasn’t a punishment? Shu Xin was overjoyed, and leaped up.
However, there were other mouse race members who had followed along. Among them, the race’s elders who had higher positions and who were even wiser furrowed their brows.
A racial group as timid as mice… That wasn’t anything praiseworthy.
Naturally, those who were cowardly wouldn’t be very useful. The mouse race followed their master. If their evaluation fell to the point of uselessness, how could they still think about getting jobs? How was the racial group going to rise in station? How would they obtain even more resources?
At this time, receiving a punishment would’ve been a good thing.
Forgoing a punishment meant that their master was already somewhat dissatisfied. They needed to think of a way to perform several more brilliant acts to show their sincerity!
Closely following this, the tavern’s boss also walked out, welcoming the group to a large courtyard in the back. The figures of these troops quickly vanished, forcing the people outside to disperse.
After that, the troops made no sounds.
All that remained were many guesses and feelings of mystery…
The Wu Clan.
Fourth Young Master Wu stood up, and his voice carried a trace of surprise: “You said that someone has come?”
Xiao Qi rapidly nodded his head. His voice was also quite fast: “Exactly.”
With hurried footsteps, Fourth Young Master Wu paced back and forth several times. He turned around, and spoke urgently: “Could it be that this person’s identity is incredibly special, which made you take the risk? Yesterday, you came. And today, you came again?”
Xiao Qi nodded again: “Indeed, it’s very special. For this person, it’s worth it for this subordinate to reveal himself.”
Fourth Young Master Wu closed his eyes before opening them again. Soon after, he pulled over a stone stool, and sat down: “Xiao Qi, tell me what happened.”
This Xiao Qi, whom he had placed in a certain position, was his trusted aide. Ordinarily, Fourth Young Master Wu understood Xiao Qi’s way of thinking. Since Xiao Qi was willing to do this, then the information he brought was certainly going to be of extreme interest.
Xiao Qi stated: “Just now, a trail of troops has arrived from outside the city, bearing the military banner of Ten Ultimates Sect. There’s a hundred spirit grade wild beasts, a hundred battle slaves, and three kinds of servile races who’re waiting upon a single individual to enter the city…”
He spoke carefully, and first described that person’s position: “If this subordinate hasn’t guessed wrongly, he should be the prodigy who has just joined Ten Ultimates Sect, and who has become a member of the mighty Blood Transformation Palace Hall. The one called Gongyi Tianheng.”
Fourth Young Master Wu’s voice interrupted: “A newly-joined prodigy? Is this information true? How strong is he currently? How many businesses does he have? What are his origins?”
Xiao Qi’s wizened face revealed a hint of a smiling expression: “Originally, the matter of Ten Ultimates Sect’s new prodigy was only known to those large organizations. If they wanted to advertise this to the world, they would need to wait for that prodigy to develop himself and practice an ultimate knowledge within the sect. This subordinate hid in that place, and came to know lots of things. However, there would inevitably be discreet inquiries.”
He continued: “Naturally, it’s definitely that prodigy’s identity. As for his strength, Gongyi Tianheng is presently a peak Xiantian, but his foundations are robust. When he was tested, he scored as an all-star prodigy. His potential is limitless! While nothing is known about his properties, with Ten Ultimates Sect present, there’s presumably some foundations to take root. His origins, however, are commonplace. He actually came through the Roads of Heaven’s Chosen, so his combat power is certainly even more incredible!”
Fourth Young Master Wu listened to this, and his pair of eyes rippled with an extraordinary splendor.
Xiao Qi’s expression also became a little excited: “This subordinate knows the fourth young master wants to get acquainted with a prodigy with such wealth and enormous potential. Therefore, this subordinate thought to take advantage of the fact that this prodigy hasn’t acted yet, and went to inform thee without any hesitation!”
Fourth Young Master Wu took a deep breath. Soon after, he suppressed his rising emotions, and spoke in a deep voice: “Xiao Qi, you have done well. If there’s nothing wrong with your information, then perhaps he’s the one I’ve been waiting for all these years!”
Xiao Qi said: “When the guard commander at the city gates saw the prodigy arrive, he had already sent someone to inform the City Lord’s mansion. However, the City Lord’s mansion hasn’t responded yet…”
When Fourth Young Master Wu heard this, the edge of his lips curled into a ridiculing sneer: “The Hu Clan… Ha!”
Xiao Qi spoke in a low voice: “Fourth young master, you need to be careful, too. I’ve heard that the Hu Clan’s cadet branches have obtained something good, and that they’re going to make use of it. Someone secretly mentioned that once it’s used, the Hu Clan will be able to stand on equal footing with our Wu Clan.”
Fourth Young Master Wu’s smile became even more derisive: “The Hu Clan merely has this bit of vision. How small is Xuanwu City? Although my Wu Clan really does want to seize the position of the City Lord, how can the Wu Clan be satisfied with only Xuanwu City? Even among the numerous iron-ranked cities, Xuanwu City is so weak and small. If set before the entire continent, it would be easily destroyed. It would be hard to allow my Wu Clan to flourish and prosper.”
Xiao Qi had always deeply respected Fourth Young Master Wu. At this moment, he naturally uttered his agreements: “Precisely. The Hu Clan is declining due to its shortsightedness. Has it forgotten that the fourth young master plans far ahead, and that our Wu Clan has been striving to make itself stronger from generation to generation?”
Fourth Young Master Wu waved his hand, and brushed aside this topic of conversation. He switched to pondering something else: “You previously mentioned that the mouse race member came here to find that teenaged pharmacist. This prodigy has rushed over here with such haste, so could it be that the one who’s truly related to that teenaged pharmacist is actually that prodigy?”
T/N: Thanks for the correction, Charysa.
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