Chapter 1242 Asking a Sky-high Price, Making a Rock-bottom Offer
Everyone, including the gurus, was focused on going after the herbs.
Fang Qiu couldn’t help shaking his head secretly. He didn’t know why these Spiritual Herbs were so tempting. In his opinion, they were not very useful.
It wouldn’t be too excessive to say they were worthless in his eyes.
These Spiritual Herbs were of some use to those below the level of gurus.
But even so, Fang Qiu still didn’t think much of these Spiritual Herbs.
He had a sprig of Three Lives that had survived and many Magic Herbs in the cultivation base which were being nourished by jade stones. When they matured, they could be even better than these Spiritual Herbs. Therefore, these Spiritual Herbs were not tempting at all to Fang Qiu.
When all the others were crazily battling for these resources…
Fang Qiu moved aside and went straight to the place where the light curtain appeared that day. He began to look around.
This place had no mountains or rivers.
Where did the light curtain that was called the relic gate come from?
Fang Qiu glanced around.
His eyes were fixed on a large black stone buried underground. Only one side of it was above the ground.
The ground around it…
Because of the appearance of the Pharaoh Snakes, cracks emerged on the ground around this black stone. Surprisingly, the ground near the black rock remained intact.
“Last time, the relic gate appeared here.”
After careful observation, Fang Qiu reached out his foot and stepped on the big black rock out of curiosity.
His foot landed on it.
Fang Qiu watched a surge of ripples emerge near his feet and surged toward the sky.
In a twinkling…
A light curtain showed up.
As it appeared, it instantly illuminated the darkness around it.
When the light curtain rose, everyone stopped fighting for the Spiritual Herbs.
They all turned their heads.
The crowd looked toward the light curtain!
“The gate of the relic.”
“The relic gate reappeared.”
“Is it the relic door?”
Murmurs came from various directions.
Fang Qiu, who had turned it on, was stunned as he stayed rooted to the spot. When the light curtain appeared out of thin air before him, he gaped in astonishment at the sight.
Then, he turned around and looked at the others with slight embarrassment.
He stretched out his hand, pointed to the Spiritual Herbs all over the ground, and said, “You guys, carry on with your harvesting.”
Everyone was stunned.
Since the gate of the relic had appeared, what was the point of getting the herbs?
Everyone stared at the light curtain and had clearly lost the mood to fight for the Spiritual Herbs. They all wanted to find the key to open the gate as soon as possible and enter the ruin to search for treasures.
“Is the starting gear on this black stone?”
Thinking of this, Fang Qiu stepped on the big black stone.
A wave of ripples arose. Then, the light flashed and vanished!
The light curtain disappeared.
All the people present staring at it were suddenly taken aback.
“Why would it appear and disappear all of a sudden?”
Most of them were bewildered…
But a small number of them started to frantically collect the Spiritual Herbs again.
The others saw that.
“The relic entry is gone, so what are we looking at?”
“Go ahead now!”
As soon as the others came to their senses, they began to fight for the Spiritual Herbs.
Near the stone…
“Is it this stone??”
Seeing the light curtain appear again, Fang Qiu was startled and stepped down again.
Ripples in the air spread out.
The relic gate presented itself again!
Immediately, its appearance made all the people who had resumed their fight for the herbs freeze in their tracks. One after another, they quickly turned their heads and looked at the light curtain.
Just when everyone was absorbed in the fantastic scene…
Fang Qiu stepped on the rock again.
The light curtain was gone the second time!
“How could this large black rock be the starting gear?”
Fang Qiu wondered in his heart, “Could it be that the Pharaoh ruins were hidden in this big black stone?”
With this in mind…
Fang Qiu stepped on it again.
After his kick, the light curtain emerged. When another kick was delivered, the light curtain vanished. Then it turned up again with one more kick…
In this manner…
He stepped on it seven or eight times.
In the end…
The light curtain was gone.
Though he stamped several more times, the light curtain never came back.
Fang Qiu was completely dumbfounded.
He was confident that the big black rock was the opening mechanism of the relic gate. But now, the mechanism seemed to have become useless. What on earth was going on?
He vigorously stepped hard on it many times because he wanted to see if this mechanism had other functions. Apart from releasing the gate of the ruin, would there be any clues about the Pharaoh ruin?
However, things ended up like this.
Fang Qiu felt deeply ashamed.
He knew he was acting like a complete nut in the eyes of others. He played with the rock like an ignorant child who wouldn’t let his new toy go until it was broken.
Thinking about it now, he felt he had gone too far.
He believed that if others found this trick, they would make the same choice as he did. After all, it was the Pharaoh relic with incredible benefits which everyone craved. Anyone who discovered a few clues from this would gain the upper hand in the competition for the relic.
Fang Qiu also knew that others would never leave this place before they entered the ruin, so he couldn’t secretly come back to check the rock. Therefore, he could only do it in public.
But to his great surprise…
This big black stone was so fragile that it soon stopped working. No matter how hard he tried, nothing happened.
“Is it broken?”
Fang Qiu kicked the big black stone again with a puzzled face, but nothing happened.
No one noticed Fang Qiu’s little tricks.
But later, as the light curtain appeared and disappeared quickly, everyone realized that Fang Qiu had found something. But nothing emerged again, no matter how hard Fang Qiu stamped on the rock. Seeing this, they all went crazy.
The light curtain was the only access to gain entry into the ruin. However, Fang Qiu destroyed it just like that. There would be no way for them to enter the Pharaoh ruin.
A buzz of anger ran through the crowd.
All the people rushed up.
“What on earth have you done?”
“What’s going on? Hurry up and get the relic gate out!”
“What were you doing there so sneakily? Where is the relic gate?”
“If you made the relic gate disappear, ten deaths would not atone for your misdeed!”
People from all forces joined together to denounce him.
They forced Fang Qiu to make the relic gate reappear.
Fang Qiu, who stood aloof from their competition, instantly became the center of attention.
The Huaxia group witnessed everything.
They were worried about Fang Qiu.
If the relic gate disappeared and never appeared again, these forces would instantly and inevitably blame Fang Qiu.
At that time, Fang Qiu would be in grave danger!
Near the rock…
In the face of everyone’s questions and accusations, Fang Qiu remained silent for a moment and caught sight of the remaining Spiritual Herbs. With a flash of wit, he immediately rolled his eyes and stepped aside, pointed to the big black stone on the ground, and said, “How about you having a try?”
One man from the forces snorted coldly and immediately stepped onto it.
After all, everyone had seen what had just happened.
Since someone had done it first…
The others followed up to try. Each of them stepped on the rock.
Fang Qiu then made use of this opportunity to withdraw from the crowd.
His eyes swept around the remaining Spiritual Herbs in the field. While everyone was trying to move the rock, he gathered them all into his backpack like a strong wind scattering the last clouds.
When everyone’s attempts failed, they turned around.
All the remaining Spiritual Herbs in the field were gone.
At the sight of Fang Qiu’s bulging backpack, they were on the verge of rushing to rip him apart.
Fang Qiu chuckled.
The Spiritual Herbs were of very little use to him, but a little was better than nothing. After all, these Spiritual Herbs contained the Qi of Heaven and Earth. Moreover, there must be a reason why they were specially planted here. In addition, those giant snakes came out to fight for them. Therefore, these Spiritual Herbs must be of some use.
The Qi of Heaven and Earth in this area was scarce. When he entered the relic, he might need these Spiritual Herbs to replenish his internal Qi.
Opposite Fang Qiu…
The crowd saw the wide grin on his face.
Everyone’s faces darkened as they glared furiously at Fang Qiu!
“What are you doing? Don’t look at me so angrily, ok?
Fang Qiu spread out his hands and shrugged carelessly.
“What exactly did you do?”
One asked angrily.
Fang Qiu paused before saying with a smirk, “If each of you will me a fifth of your Spiritual Herbs, I will tell you!”
Everyone heard his request.
It infuriated them even more.
However, because Fang Qiu came from Huaxia, they hesitated to press forward.
They all knew the Huaxia people were closely united. Once they attacked Fang Qiu, the Huaxia group would never just sit by and watch.
Although this Huaxia team was not very strong, the others knew they didn’t represent the real strength of Huaxia. Once they fought against the Huaxia people, it was hard to say who would be the loser!
Everyone wanted to save some strength for the ancient ruin!
“He’s from Huaxia. Aren’t you going to restrain him?”
Team members from Egyptt turned to look at the Huaxia team and asked.
All these Huaxia people turned away and pretended not to notice anything.
This came as a complete surprise.
Everyone was stupefied.
“What the hell was going on?”
“Well Known, right?”
The Egyptt guru couldn’t stand it anymore. He came forward and said in a commanding tone, “Come here and give it a try!”
The Itali guru also stood up and smiled at Fang Qiu.
The two gurus stepped forward.
Fang Qiu smiled bitterly and responded, “Okay. I’ll do it.”
He walked straight to the big black stone and stepped on it, but nothing happened.
The second kick was useless.
The third kick was still useless.
Fang Qiu spread his hands wide and said, “I can’t do anything about it. The relic gate happened to appear when I kicked the big black stone for fun. Its appearance and disappearance have nothing to do with me. If I could control the gate, I would be inside the relic now; why would I still wait here for you?”
Everyone heard his words.
They were stunned.
That made sense.
“But why did you ask us for the Spiritual Herbs?”
Isabel, the special envoy of Anglan, stepped forward and asked Fang Qiu with a bright smile.
“I was just trying my luck!”
Fang Qiu grinned and continued, “I should be rewarded for my contribution. Besides, you didn’t give me any, did you?”