Chapter 218: Coercing The Emperor
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Faced with Gu You Ting's mocking, Duan Ling Tian was too lazy to even pay attention to it.
Before long, under the request of Duan Ling Tian, the Emperor ordered for a pile of medicinal materials to be gathered for Duan Ling Tian, and it was precisely a portion of the medicinal materials to refine a grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill.
Duan Ling Tian didn't ask the Emperor to prepare some of the medicinal catalysts within the medicinal formula. He was holding back on the medicinal formula and didn't plan to refine a complete grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill for the Emperor to consume.
Since the ancient times, Emperors and Kings were the most ruthless.
This saying wasn't unfamiliar to him.
If he were to refine a complete grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill, he'd be able to easily uproot and cure all the toxic poison within the Emperor's body. But in this way, the Emperor would undoubtedly hold the advantageous position between them.
Even if the Emperor were to still establish the Embroidered Uniform Guard for him, he would surely be subjected to the Emperor's control at every corner and wouldn't be able to act freely.
Thus, he planned to keep the Emperor on tenterhooks and make the Emperor require his help. In this way, the Embroidered Uniform Guard members under his command would be able to act in an unrestrained manner.
After all, he had the Emperor backing him.
Even though the incomplete grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill was unable to uproot the poison within the Emperor, it would be able to help him temporarily suppress a portion of the poison....
"What a miraculous medicinal pill! I can feel that a considerable amount of the poison within my internal organs has been suppressed." After the Emperor consumed the incomplete grade 9 Spirit Cleansing Pill, his eyes shone and a pleasantly surprised expression appeared on his face.
"Your majesty, you need to consume this poison removal pill for a long period of time to be able to completely uproot the toxic poison within your body...If your majesty doesn't consume it for a period of time, the poison within your body will relapse once again, even to the extent that it might be even more unbridled than before, like a disaster! Thus, in the future, I will refine this poison removal pill for your majesty in predefined intervals." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to the Emperor. His eyes had flowing lights that revolved within, and only he knew what he was thinking within his heart.
"Duan Ling Tian, why don't you simply refine some more poison removal pills for me. How about it?" The Emperor looked at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze.
As the supreme Emperor of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, he naturally discerned what thoughts Duan Ling Tian had, and it was none other than wanting to coerce him. Moreover, if he wanted to live, he didn't have a choice....
"Your majesty, this poison removal pill is extremely difficult to refine, and unless I recuperate and build up my energy for a month, I don't have the confidence to continuously refine it successfully." Duan Ling Tian naturally shirked away.
Something was only valuable when it was rare. This little principle was something he naturally understood.
Gu You Ting looked at Duan Ling Tian as he slowly said, "Duan Ling Tian, since this is the case, then contribute the poison removal pill's medicinal formula...There's a considerable amount of alchemists within the Imperial Palace, and they can serve his majesty much better."
"Prime Minister Gu, I'm truly sorry, but my medicinal formula won't be shared with anyone." Duan Ling Tian glanced at Gu You Ting with a calm gaze.
Before Gu You Ting, he didn't have the mood to beat around the bush!
"Not even his majesty?" The corners of Gu You Ting's mouth had a trace of a sneer, as if he wanted to use the Emperor to compel Duan Ling Tian.
"Prime Minister Gu, you better not frighten me. If I were to be frightened by you and forgot the medicinal formula, in the end, even I wouldn't be able to refine it...At that time, if his majesty doesn't have any poison removal pills to use and his majesty's poison relapses, all the responsibility for the crime would be assumed by you!" Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he smiled lightly.
"You!" Gu You Ting's face went gloomy.
Meanwhile, the Divine Might Marquis stood out and looked at the Emperor. "Your majesty, according to your subject's knowledge...A medicinal formula has an extraordinary significance to an alchemist, and that poison removal pill's medicinal formula ought to be Duan Ling Tian's unique medicinal formula...To an alchemist, a unique medicinal formula is even more important than their lives!"
"What the Marquis says is true. Your majesty, this is understandable." Zhan Xiong stood out as well and spoke for Duan Ling Tian.
"What? Could it be that you're all worried that I would seize this kid's medicinal formula?" The Emperor smiled indifferently and looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Duan Ling Tian, I grant your request! From this day forth, I will decree to establish the Embroidered Uniform Guard...And you will be the commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard! As for the members of the Embroidered Uniform Guard, the Divine Might Marquis will be responsible for dispatching them. How about it?" As he finished speaking, the Emperor looked at Nie Yuan.
"Your subject has no objection." Nie Yuan accepted the order.
"Thank you, your majesty." Duan Ling Tian nodded with a smile to the Emperor.
Prime Minister Gu You Ting had an expression that was as unsightly as unsightly could be.
The Embroidered Uniform Guard!
Directly under the Emperor and only took orders from the Emperor!
The Embroidered Uniform Guard commander, Duan Ling Tian, was only responsible to the Emperor and possessed the authority to act first and report to the Emperor afterwards!
Along with the Emperor's decree, the entire Imperial City was stirred by it.
The Embroidered Uniform Guard!
This name was something that was unfamiliar to everyone before today, but now it made everyone become muddle-headed.
When had such an organization ever appeared within the Crimson Sky Kingdom?
"Although I knew that Duan Ling Tian had performed a great meritorious service and that his majesty the Emperor would heavily reward him, I never imagined it would be so exaggerated...Once the Embroidered Uniform Guard is established, Duan Ling Tian, who's the commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard, will virtually be comparable to the spokesman of his majesty the Emperor!"
"It's too exaggerated! Once this Embroidered Uniform Guard is formed, unrest will probably arise within the Imperial City again."
"Duan Ling Tian, at the mere age of 18, he's practically already standing at the peak of the Crimson Sky Kingdom. It's truly difficult to imagine!"
Every corner within the Imperial City was filled with similar discussions.
Within the audience hall of the Divine Might Marquis Estate.
"Little Tian, you're really quite bold, even daring to coerce his majesty the Emperor." The Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan shook his head and smiled. He still sighed in shock when he thought of the scene he saw within the Imperial Palace.
A newborn calf really wasn't afraid of a tiger!
"Even I was shocked by you." Nie Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian as he laughed bitterly.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. "What I was doing in this matter was originally like asking a tiger for its hide anyway...Uncle Nie, for the Embroidered Uniform Guard, besides Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, I still need another nine people, but they must be elites."
"What's considered elite?" Nie Yuan glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian and was slightly surprised that Duan Ling Tian only wanted so few people.
"Eight of them need to be existences that are on par with Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang at least...As for the last one, I want a Half-step Void Stage martial artist!" As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, flowing lights revolved within his eyes.
Half-step Void Stage?
Nie Yuan and Nie Fen were both taken aback.
Nie Yuan returned to his senses and derided, "Kid, asking for eight people with strength not inferior to Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang has already made my heart ache...But now you simply demand an exorbitant request and directly ask for a Half-step Void Stage martial artist from me! Do you think a Half-step Void Stage is like the cabbage bought in the market?"
"Uncle Nie, if you can send the nine people I need to me, I'll give you a great opportunity." Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused as he smiled mysteriously.
"What great opportunity?" Nie Yuan looked at Duan Ling Tian with a questioning expression.
Even Nie Fen, who stood at the side, was interested.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he asked, "Uncle Nie, have you heard of Monkey Wine?"
"Monkey Wine? What? You have some, kid?" Nie Yuan's gaze shone and was slightly surprised.
Nie Fen's breathing become hurried, as the Monkey Wine was a valuable treasure to an Origin Core martial artist due to it being able to increase the cultivation.
"Since Uncle Nie knows of the Monkey Wine, then have you heard of the Monkey King Wine?" Duan Ling Tian asked again.
"Monkey King Wine?" Nie Yuan shook his head. As for Nie Fen, he didn't know anything either.
"The Monkey King Wine possesses a medicinal effect comparable to a Void Advancement Pill...." Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Nie Yuan before slowly saying, "I think Uncle Nie ought to be interested in this, right?"
Void Advancement Pill?
Nie Yuan and Nie Fen were both stupefied.
Nie Yuan was the first to react. His pupils constricted and even his breathing became hurried while his chest was moved up and down like a bellow. "Little Tian, you...Are you speaking the truth?"
Duan Ling Tian didn't directly reply to Nie Fen. "With Uncle Nie's current cultivation, which is only a step away from the Void Prying Stage, if you had the assistance of the Monkey King Wine, then you would absolutely be able to successfully break through to the Void Prying Stage within half a year and face the Six-Nine Lightning Tribulation!"
"You even know of the Six-Nine Lightning Tribulation, kid?" Right at this moment, an aged figure silently walked in.
It was precisely the Divine Might Marquis Estate's Senior Marquis.
"Grandpa Nie." Duan Ling Tian wasn't able to notice the old man's arrival in the slightest, and he couldn't help but sigh in his heart. As expected of an existence at the Void Prying Stage; even if he's unable to use his Origin Energy, his attained stage is still there.
Nie Yuan and Nie Fen respectfully bowed to the old man.
"Little Tian, Grandpa Nie will send two Half-step Void Stage martial artists to you and you give Grandpa Nie 2 drops of Monkey King Wine. How about it?" The old man looked at Duan Ling Tian, and his eyes flickered with a trace of a flowing light.
Two Half-step Void Stage martial artists?
Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
It looked like the Divine Might Marquis Estate's strength was even more formidable than he'd imagined.
Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses and lightly smiled. "Grandpa Nie, I'm afraid this won't do...I don't have much Monkey King Wine."
The old man didn't mind as he laughed and said, "Then leave one drop for your Uncle Nie, and Grandpa Nie will still send two Half-step Void Stage martial artists to you. How about it? I really never imagined that you'd actually be able to encounter the Monkey King Wine, that legendary thing,"
Obviously, the old man knew what the Monkey King Wine was.
"Thank you, Grandpa Nie!" Duan Ling Tian laughed before saying, "Grandpa Nie, I still have good news to tell you...In another few days, I ought to be able to condense a grade 8 Pill Fire. At that time, I'll be able to refine a grade 8 Spirit Cleansing Pill for you! Once you consume the grade 8 Spirit Cleansing Pill, the toxic poison within your body will be uprooted within three months."
The old man's eyes shone like a dazzling array of stars when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
Even Nie Yuan and Nie Fen both revealed pleasantly surprised expressions....
"Uncle Nie, these are the medicinal materials required for a grade 8 Spirit Cleansing Pill." Duan Ling Tian waved his hand and wrote out the list of medicinal materials required for a grade 8 Spirit Cleansing Pill. Of course, he'd written down an extra set of medicinal materials.
The other set was something he prepared to use to refine a grade 8 Spirit Cleansing Pill for Xiong Quan.
After three months, not only would the toxic poison within the old man's body be uprooted, but even Xiong Quan's cultivation would recover to the Void Prying Stage!
"OK! I'll get people to gather them right away." Nie Yuan nodded, and a trace of excitement was revealed between his brows.
"This is the drop of Monkey King Wine." Duan Ling Tian withdrew a pill bottle and passed it to Nie Yuan.
Nie Yuan opened the bottle plug, and the fragrance of the Monkey King Wine instantly suffused out....