High up in the sky.
Gu Zong, who was about to leave with his group, suddenly twisted around because of Zhou Yuan’s. He darkly looked at Zhou Yuan and forced a smile, “Chosen Zhou Yuan, it was just a misunderstanding, there is no need to take things too far right?”
At the same time, his eyes flashed in anger.
That Zhou Yuan really doesn’t know what’s good for him. I have already taken a step back, but he still has the same aggressive and overbearing attitude.
Do you really think that a Chosen of the Cangxuan Sect would scare him?
There wasn’t a ripple of emotion in Zhou Yuan’s eyes. The Great Zhou Empire had just conquered the Great Wu Empire, which meant that it was critical to establish authority at that time. The group of people had shattered the great hall as soon they arrived, which was the same as trampling on the authority that the Great Zhou Empire had developed. Other people would inevitably have some strange thoughts when they see this, which wasn’t beneficial to the Great Zhou Empire’s rule.
Zhou Yuan couldn’t stay with the Great Zhou Empire forever, so he wanted to help Zhou Qing to stabilise his rule.
Moreover, recently there were many outsiders coming to the Cangmang Continent. Gu Zong and the others were just a small number of them. Those people did not care about the Empires in the Cangmang Continent and caused great chaos everywhere.
Therefore, in order to avoid trouble, Zhou Yuan felt the need to do something in order to keep the Great Zhou Empire’s territory safe. For example, killing the chickens to warn the monkeys.
And Gu Zong and the others were the best chickens.
“Hand over fifty low grade Divine Dwelling Medicines, and I can forget about the matter.” Zhou Yuan said indifferently.
Zhou Qing, Wei Canglan and others felt their scalp going numb when they heard this. Zhou Yuan wanted them to compensate them with fifty low grade Divine Dwelling Medicines for a palace hall? It should be said that there weren’t even that many in the Great Wu Empire’s treasury!
At the high-altitude, Gu Zong’s and the others’ faces turned dark when they heard this. “You really have a huge appetite. Chosen Zhou Yuan, I advise you to not be unrealistic.”
“So you mean you won’t compensate us?” Zhou Yuan asked indifferently.
Gu Zong crossed his arms. “I won’t give you compensation, what can you do?”
Zhou Yuan had just reached the initial level of the Divine Dwelling stage and was alone, while the other side had twenty Divine Dwelling experts. Gu Zong really couldn’t understand where Zhou Yuan got the courage to extort him in that situation.
“This boy is talented, but he has become stupid from training too much!”
The other Divine Dwelling experts behind Gu Zong also sneered coldly.
Zhou Yuan nodded, then he turned his head to the palace and shouted, “Open the door....release Tuntun!”
His voice had just fallen when the deafening roar of a beast resounded all over the world, while a ferocious aura rose into the sky.
Immediately after, everyone saw a beam of golden light shooting up from the rear of the palace. Within that golden light was a majestic and mysterious monster. Black light lingered around his huge mouth, and the golden scales around his body glistened in the sun.
Tuntun roared skyward like a rumble of thunder.
When Tuntun activated the combat form, his body had more than doubled in size, resembling a little mountain. As he swallowed and spewed out black light, the Genesis Qi of the universe was also endlessly absorbed into his mouth.
Shortly after Yaoyao’s mysterious breakthrough, Tuntun also had unexpectedly reached the Divine Dwelling stage...
He originally came from a mysterious and powerful bloodline, and so with his growth, his strength also became more and more terrifying.
Tuntun’s appearance caused a drastic change of expression on the faces of Gu Zong and the others. They all stared at Tuntun with a horrified expression, feeling the waves of tremendous pressure being exuded from his body.
“What kind of Genesis Beast is that? Why is it giving off such a terrifying pressure?!” Gu Zong's face changed constantly. He was at the intermediate Divine Dwelling stage, but even so, he still felt a feeling of being oppressed.
The mysterious monster in front of them was clearly not an ordinary Genesis beast.
While he stood bewildered, Tuntun had already roared out and transformed into a beam of golden light that sped towards Gu Zong. His sharp claws that were wrapped in black light tore through the void, aiming for Gu Zong.
The terrifying howling wind also made Gu Zong aware that he must focus all his attention. His Genesis Qi fiercely erupted as two Divine Dwelling halos appeared behind him. His fist, wrapped in berserk Genesis Qi, slammed towards the sharp claws.
Violent Genesis Qi raged out.
Tuntun’s body did not budge an inch, but Gu Zong was severely struck and violently shot backwards. His fist was covered with blood marks, and his hand was almost ripped apart.
Gu Zong had been severely injured in one strike.
His face changed dramatically in an instant, and the other Divine Dwelling experts also turned pale.
Gu Zong unhesitatingly roared and turned around to flee. It was only then that he understood why Zhou Yuan dared to be so impolite to them. It turned out that he had such a terrifying and mysterious Genesis beast.
The others dared not stay any longer when they saw the situation and fled.
However, their body had only just moved when an invisible force descended from the sky, like a mountain, and directly suppressed their body to the point that they froze.
Even Gu Zong was unable to move.
They looked up in horror to see a beautiful maiden in a blue dress, standing barefoot in the sky and staring at them indifferently.
And her body was emitting extremely frightening waves of spirit power.
Gu Zong felt a chill running down his back. The mysterious Genesis beast was already very difficult to deal with. He didn’t expect another powerful girl who possessed such terrifying spirit power to appear...
Tuntun came roaring over, his claws streaked across the sky with earthshaking fiendish aura.
Gu Zong’s face was deathly pale as he cried in a shrill voice, “Chosen Zhou Yuan! We are willing to compensate you with Divine Dwelling Medicines!”
The claws halted at a distance from Gu Zong, but a gust of powerful wind still blew over, tearing multiple wounds across Gu Zong’s face.
Zhou Yuan responded leisurely, “If you compensate now, then you have to give one hundred Divine Dwelling Medicines.”
Gu Zong almost spat out a mouthful of blood when he heard that. One hundred low grade Divine Dwelling Medicines were also extremely valuable to them. They only obtained sixty after extorting so many Empires, how could they compensate them with so many?
However, looking at Tuntun widening his mouth, he dared not object. He clenched his teeth and grumbled, “Fine!”
His voice faded, and so did the tremendous spirit power. Then they were forced to the ground in an extremely sorry state.
Zhou Qing, Wei Canglan and others were all struck dumb. They exchanged glances with one another, swallowing mouthfuls of saliva. It was evident that they didn’t think Zhou Yuan was so ferocious and could suppress twenty Divine Dwelling experts at once.
The officials of the Great Wu Empire, whose eyes were flashing before, also froze with fear and dared not give birth to other thoughts. They now understood that, with Zhou Yuan, the Great Zhou Empire would be much more stable than the Great Wu Empire.
Under the watchful gaze of Yaoyao and Tuntun, Gu Zong and the others brought out and handed over a total of one hundred Divine Dwelling Medicines.
Gu Zong was filled with regret. He only broke the main hall to show his power, but who would have thought that this instead became an excuse for Zhou Yuan to launch an attack.
Zhou Yuan flicked his sleeve, and took out twenty Divine Dwelling Medicines. He threw it up into the air and shared it with Tuntun, who swallowed it contently into his stomach.
He stored the rest away, peered at Gu Zong and the others, and warned, “If you had accepted the offer earlier, it would have been half less than it is now.”
Gu Zong and others forced a smile and nodded, but cursed in their hearts. It was only a palace hall that was broken but they had to compensate them with one hundred Divine Dwelling Medicines. Given the price of Divine Dwelling Medicines, they could have bought one hundred cities with that amount.
“Chosen Zhou Yuan, can we leave now?” Gu Zong didn't want to stay here a minute longer.
Zhou Yuan smiled, “Not yet, there is a thing I want to ask.”
“I have been in the Cangmang Continent recently, and don’t know what happened outside. Why are there suddenly so many foreign experts coming to the Cangmang Continent?”
Gu Zong didn’t try to hide anything since it wasn’t any secret. “Actually, it's not only the Cangmang Continent, the other continents are also being explored by other people.”
“What's going on?” Zhou Yuan couldn't help exclaiming.
“It is said that Palace Master Sheng Yuan of the Sacred Palace pried into the secrets known only to heaven and found clues of the Cangxuan Saint Stamp.....This matter has spread, and all forces are frantically searching for it now.”
Zhou Yuan’s expression changed dramatically when he heard this, and his eyes filled with shock.
“The Cangxuan Saint Stamp?!”
His eyes flickered rapidly. He didn’t expect such a big thing to happen after he departed from the Shengzhou Continent.
Moreover, he knew very well that the three Saint Runes within him were from the Cangxuan Saint Stamp. If the Cangxuan Saint Stamp were to fall into the hands of Palace Master Sheng Yuan, then that would also mean he would be able to detect the existence of the Saint Runes.
When that happened, Sheng Yuan would definitely come for him. Moreover, not just Sheng Yuan...
As the saying goes, the possession of a jade ring would get someone into trouble.
The thought of being watched by so many terrifying existences, made Zhou Yuan feel a chill rushing up from the soles of his feet straight to his head. It made him have goosebumps all over his body.