Chapter 312: You Should Give the Godly Temple of the Wildlands a Compensation
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
The Light Wind Empire's Imperial Capital, in the main hall.
Ji Chengxue wore a brocade robe as he sat on the Dragon Throne. His current complexion was better than before. Although the Imperial Capital was still in the midst of chaos and his position and status might be threatened at any moment, he wasn't worried like before.
There wasn't any other reason other than the fact that the current Light Wind Empire had the support of an extremely powerful ally. They were existences who Ji Chengxue didn't dare to think about in the past.
The Godly Temple of the Wildlands, the Illusory Spirit Swamp's White Clouds Villa, the Hundred Thousand Mountains' Clear Sky Pagoda, and other legendary factions came out of the way to send their experts to the Light Wind Empire.
It was truly an unexpected blessing. The Light Wind Empire was facing imminent danger as many counties and cities have been seized by King Yu's army. The only reason King Yu was able to obtain victory after victory was because there were many powerful existences in his army helping him.
The Light Wind Empire's experts were incapable of withstanding the powerful beings in King Yu's army. Even Xiao Meng suffered a great loss when he faced King Yu's army for the first time.
Ji Chengxue only knew about King Yu's plans recently. It seemed as though King Yu colluded with a taboo faction. The faction was extremely evil and the Godly Temple of the Wildlands and the other powerful factions only had one goal. It was to completely eradicate the evil faction from the face of the earth.
Currently, the main hall was already protected by the experts sent by the powerful factions. It was because of the protection provided by the experts that Ji Chengxue's expression relaxed.
Each faction sent at least one expert to protect the Imperial Capital. Even the weakest of the experts reached the seventh grade Battle-Saint realm. Many of them were even eighth grade War-Gods. Since there were so many experts in the Imperial Capital, Ji Chengxue felt as though it was as stable and as secure as Mount Tai.
"Your Majesty, have you properly considered..."
A man whose whole body was bursting with bulging muscles looked at Ji Chengxue who was sitting on the Dragon Throne. His eyes flashed as if there were lightning bolts running through them.
The person who asked the question was an expert from the Godly Temple of the Wildlands. He was a powerful eighth grade War-God. There wasn't fear or envy in his face when he looked at Ji Chengxue. The secular and worldly factions were unable to challenge the Godly Temple of the Wildlands at all.
"Elder Sun, it's not that this sovereign doesn't want to comply with your request. It's just that... Fang Fang's Little Store is untouchable." A helpless expression appeared on Ji Chengxue's face.
"Your Majesty, the death of my Godly Temple of the Wildlands' elder Xia Yu is related to that store. There were many people who personally witnessed elder Xia Yu fight against the store's experts." Elder Sun's complexion became cold. As an elder of the Godly Temple of the Wildlands, he couldn't ignore the fact that two of their experts died in this particular store.
The reason he was sent here by the Godly Temple of the Wildlands was to protect the Light Wind Empire's emperor. Also, he was sent here in order to investigate the death of the two elders.
The Godly Temple of the Wildlands shouldn't be insulted. Since this store dared to kill an eighth grade War-God and another with the body of a Supreme Being, both from the Godly Temple of the Wildlands, they should be prepared to face the retaliation from the Godly Temple of the Wildlands.
Ji Chengxue knew about this. It was because of this that he found this matter troublesome. In his eyes, Owner Bu's store was a bomb which could explode at any moment. No matter who was the one who offended Owner Bu, they would meet their end. He didn't want the experts from the Godly Temple of the Wildlands to cross them again.
"Your Majesty, I don't care about your opinion regarding this matter. Since the store's owner just returned, I would go there myself to demand an explanation from him. Even if that store was protected by a Supreme Beast, they won't be able to insult my Godly Temple of the Wildlands as they like," Elder Sun coldly said.
It was obvious he didn't care about what Ji Chengxue had to say. After he completed his sentence, he turned around and left the main hall. Sitting in the main hall, Ji Chengxue felt slightly awkward and indignant when he saw that Elder Sun didn't listen to him.
There were experts from other factions in the palace. For example, the White Cloud Villa's Zhan Kong, aside from a seventh grade Battle-Saint from the Hundred Thousand Mountains and other experts.
Ji Chengxue felt angry but he was helpless about everything. He didn't have any way of restricting such an expert.
It was morning.
Bu Fang woke up and took a bath before walking toward the kitchen. Yu Fu had already woken up and she was practicing her cutting techniques. When she saw Bu Fang entering the kitchen, she greeted him with a smile.
Bu Fang nodded at her before going to his own stove. Taking out his heavy kitchen knife, he started to practice his cutting skills. Although his Meteor Knife Technique's proficiency was already at the maximum, he was still practicing it as usual.
After completing his knife practise, he started on his carving skills. His Big Dipper Carving Technique was still lacking in proficiency. As such, he focused on the Big Dipper Carving Technique.
He started preparing to cook his Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs after practicing for some time.
Due to everything he went through in the army, he experienced some improvements. He knew that he had many shortcomings, which made him more diligent about cooking.
In just a short while, the Sweet 'n' Sour Rib's fragrance filled the entire kitchen.
When Bu Fang added the orange juice to the ribs, the entire dish started to emit an enticing fragrance. It was an aroma which could whet the appetite of everyone in the store.
Opening the store's door, he placed the Sweet 'n' Sour Rib in front of Blacky.
These two days might be the happiest for Blacky. When Bu Fang was in the army for half a month, Blacky's mouth almost went numb. It was truly unbearable for him to live without Sweet 'n' Sour Rib.
Bu Fang slightly stroked Blacky's fur before going back into the store. He laid back in the chair as he waited for Xiao Xiaolong to come over. Today, Bu Fang would check and examine Xiao Xiaolong and Yu Fu's skill. By the time he reached the kitchen, the two of them were already ready to show off their cutting and carving skills.
Xiao Xiaolong was pent-up due to the defeat from last time. Now, he had one objective and it was to win.
"Today's test is quite simple. You just need to use your cutting and carving skill to make the Thousand Layer Tofu Flower."
Placing his hands behind his back, Bu Fang stared at them and said calmly.
The Thousand Layer Tofu Flower?
Xiao Xiaolong and Yu Fu blanked out for quite some time. Wasn't this the dish Bu Fang used to make his cutting technique well-known? Making this dish didn't only test their cutting skill. It also had a strict requirement on their carving skill.
Who would expect that Bu Fang would set the bar so high?
Xiao Xiaolong and Yu Fu shot glances at each other. When their eyes met, they saw the fighting spirit in each other's eyes.
The moment Bu Fang took the warm tofu out, their competition started.
Xiao Xiaolong wasn't goofing off in the last half a month. Bu Fang could see his hard work from his cutting skills. It wasn't inferior to Yu Fu's.
Yu Fu was also quite impressive as this serpent-woman possessed a firm will. She had an unwavering conviction toward the culinary arts. She also possessed splendid cutting skills.
The two of them calmed their minds and concentrated on making the Thousand Layer Tofu Flower.
This was a competition which tested both their cutting skills and mental fortitude.
Although it was a difficult test, they completed their dishes in just a short while. Even though both of their dishes had some flaws, they were still quite magnificent. Both the dishes were beautiful and exquisite.
As the balls of soft, fur-like tofu swayed in the water, the beauty they displayed was almost moving.
However, the end result caused Xiao Xiaolong to sink into despair. He still lost to Yu Fu, whose cutting techniques were slightly more meticulous and exquisite than Xiao Xiaolong's.
As a penalty for his defeat, Xiao Xiaolong had to take Bu Fang's heavy kitchen knife and use it to practice his culinary art.
When Yu Fu looked at Xiao Xiaolong's indignant look, she giggled happily.
"Enough! The competition has come to an end. Both of you should go and practice your culinary arts," Bu Fang calmly said. Turning around, Bu Fang was about to leave the kitchen.
Before he was able to leave, Yu Fu called him back.
"Owner Bu... I... I have a small request," Yu Fu said with some hesitation in her voice.
"Em?" Bu Fang looked at her with confusion in his eyes.
"A few days ago, I received a letter from my father. He wants me to return to the Serpent-men Tribe. Something big happened..."
In an instant, Bu Fang understood the reason why she called him back. As it turned out, she was requesting for a little time off.
There was naturally no problem with this. Bu Fang wasn't some evil chef who would imprison his serpent-woman apprentice or do anything like that.
"Go back early so that you can quickly come back. You shouldn't neglect your culinary arts practice even in the Serpent-men Tribe. You will still need to compete against Xiaolong," Bu Fang earnestly said.
Yu Fu nervousness immediately disappeared as she exhaled a long breath. She nodded her head excitedly and her head bobbed up and down.
Under Yu Fu's excited appearance, she hid a trace of worry. Her father wanted her to come back even though he knew that she was training under Bu Fang. It was obvious that some urgent and important matter occurred.
What made her father call her back so urgently?
Turning around, Bu Fang left the kitchen. There were already streams of people pouring into the store as it had started its business.
Today, that Ouyang girl surprisingly didn't come over. It was probably because she had just eaten the Premium Wok of Fortunes the day before. She was most likely trying to make a breakthrough right now.
However, it didn't affect him much.
Lying down on his chair with a relaxed expression on his face, Bu Fang would only stand up from time to time. The only time he would stand up was to make the dishes which were difficult to prepare. After completing the dishes, he would return back to his seat.
Those expensive and difficult dishes were rarely ordered anyway.
However, he was glad that he was free. Lying down on the chair, Bu Fang thought about ways to improve the dishes on his menu. He also thought about how he could improve the flavor of his dishes and some other things.
Judging by the flow of customers, his business seemed quite good.
All of a sudden, a huge group of people arrived at the entrance of his store.
Bu Fang's slightly closed eyes instantly widened even though he was still lying on the chair. When his gaze fell on the group of people, Bu Fang felt slightly surprised.
He was surprised, as those people were wearing guards' armor. The guards were naturally quite respectful to Bu Fang as his store's name was quite prominent in the Imperial Capital.
After taking a closer look, the muscular man in front was staring at him with a cold expression on his face.
Em? Bu Fang's brows slightly tilted upwards as he returned the gaze.
When the gazes of the two met, it was as though a fight started in mid-air. Although one of them was standing up and the other was lying down on a chair lazily, they seemed to be ready to fight at any time.
After looking at the muscular man for a long time, Bu Fang rolled his eyes and ignored him.
It was at this moment that this man finally spoke up. The way he spoke to Bu Fang was rude and impolite, to say the least.
"Are you the owner of this store who killed two elders from my Godly Temple of the Wildlands? Since you killed the people of the Godly Temple of the Wildlands, don't you think that you should at least give us some compensation?"