Chapter 403: Demon Clan’s Seal
“You brat…..What background do you have!” Yuan Ya had an incomparably stiff face as he spoke in a strange voice.
“I, don’t have any background. I still need big brother Ya to take care of me in the future.” Ye Tian Xie shrugged his shoulders as he said in a humble voice.
Yuan Ya stared at him for a while before curling his lips and waving his arms, “Forget it, forget it! Don’t tell me anything…..Who you are doesn’t mean shit to me! The Azure Dragon’s Ring and the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage aren’t related to me for shit! I am just an appraiser, this isn’t related to me at all…..Brat! Listen, I gave you the appraisal fee for the Azure Dragon’s Ring last time, but this time you can’t skip out on a single coin.”
“Alright, I understand.” Ye Tian Xie said with a faint smile. His eyes remained on the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage…..Equipment on the same level as the Azure Dragon’s Ring, its strength must not be below the Azure Dragon’s Ring! How could he not be expectant…..He was even burning with impatience.
Yuan Ya did not waste words. He held the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage in one hand and used the appraisal technique with the other. The Vermillion Bird’s Plumage was only the length of a palm and was fire red. Looking at it from afar, it looked like it was on fire. What made Ye Tian Xie doubtful was…..When he obtained the Azure Dragon’s Ring, in the Azure Dragon’s Ring’s description, behind the name was the grade and the explanation of needing to be appraised. As for the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage, all that it showed behind its name was question marks…..There was no grade, no equipment type, and no prompt of needing to be appraised.
What was going on?
Moreover, this was a feather……What kind of equipment was it? Could it be a special accessory?
At this time, he suddenly saw that Yuan Ya’s eyes looking at the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage suddenly contracted…..It was like he had received a huge shock.
“What happened?” Ye Tian Xie asked in a surprised voice.
Yuan Ya did not reply as he slowly turned around. From his trembling eyes, Ye Tian Xie could see shock, disbelief…..and also fear.
“Where did you obtain this Vermillion Bird’s Plumage!” Yuan Ya who said that he wasn’t related at all, but suddenly he spoke with a serious voice, asking Ye Tian Xie where he obtained this Vermillion Bird’s Plumage from. His expression made Ye Tian Xie stunned and after a bit of hesitation, he said, “I obtained it from a person I don’t know who I didn’t even see the face of.”
Yuan Ya did not go in depth into his answer, as if he did not think he could obtain the answer he wanted. He returned the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage to Ye Tian Xie’s hand with a stiff face and said nothing else.
Vermillion Bird’s Plumage: ????
There were still the four question marks and no stats being displayed.
“It can’t be appraised?” Ye Tian Xie tentatively asked.
“No.” Yuan Ya shook his head with a dark look before turning around. He looked out the door and let out a breath of air. On his old face, there was a vague sadness that seemed like he was recalling some sad past event. He then continued to say, “It’s not that it can’t be appraised, rather, it does not need to be appraised.”
“It doesn’t need to be appraised?” Ye Tian Xie was astonished.
“Yes, it doesn’t need to be appraised. The reason why its stats have not been revealed is not because it isn’t appraised, but rather…..Its strength has been sealed…..with a terrifying seal. This seal, there are less than five people that recognize it…..It’s lucky that I am one of them.” Yuan Ya slowly said.
“What seal is it?” Yuan Ya’s words, his expression, and his voice made the doubts in Ye Tian Xie’s heart deeper and deeper. The strangeness with the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage was not because it was unidentified, but this result wasn’t too surprising to him. What made his heart become serious was what Yuan Ya said.
Yuan Ya turned around to look at him and said in a stiff voice, “The name of this seal is the ‘Demon Clan’s Seal’! This seal does not take any shape and does not let people realize its existence, but it is an ultimate seal that is impossible to break no matter how strong one is. This seal can even stop the powerful Vermillion Bird’s Plumage from revealing any strength. To break this seal…..There is only demonic energy, the strongest demonic energy.”
Ye Tian Xie: “……”
“Demon? A demonic seal?” Ye Tian Xie raised the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage and looked at it……From the outside, he could not see a single trace of a seal. However, the feather in his hand was hard and cold, it didn’t have scalding hot, most powerful fire that the Vermillion Bird’s power released…..It was clear that it could not release even the tiniest bit of its power.
“If it is really sealed, then…..The ‘demonic seal’ you mentioned, is there a way to unlock it?” Ye Tian Xie looked up and asked. The Vermillion Bird’s Plumage in his hand was locked by a powerful seal. What he needed to do was to do his best to unseal it.
“There is. Of course there is. In this world, even the strongest seal would have a way of unlocking it…..However, the demonic seal can be considered the exception. Although there is a way to unseal it, this method no longer exists.” Yuan Ya said in a deep voice.
“What method?” Ye Tian Xie asked with a frown.
Yuan Ya looked at him and slowly said, “There are only two methods. The first is….Demon God Li Xiao’s blood!”
Ye Tian Xie: “!!”
Ten thousand years ago, after destroying the five protective sacred beasts and having his powers weakened by the five sacred beasts, he was sealed by the four protective Spiritual Gods of the Illusory Beast Clan using their vital energy. It was Li Xiao!!
To unlock this seal, what was required was actually his blood……
This was a terrifying and cruel method of unsealing, it was impossible to realize. The previous demon god, who dared to take his blood. As for the current demon god…..He had died or was sealed……or had really reappeared on the Lost Continent like the old man in the Illusory Beast Clan Ruins had said, hiding in an unknown corner.
“What is the other method?” Ye Tian Xie asked with knit brows.
“There is another way…..” Yuan Ya paused for a bit before speaking again in a deep voice, “Only, this method no longer exists because the only person that knew this method is already dead. He is my only true friend in this life, Yuan Que.”
Ye Tian Xie: “……”
“Back then, Yuan Que picked up the Azure Dragon’s Ring off a dead person and the Azure Dragon’s Ring was sealed with the ‘demonic seal’. It was also him who unsealed the Azure Dragon’s Ring. Other than him, there isn’t a second person on the Lost Continent that can undo the demonic seal. Perhaps the Azure Dragon’s Ring falling into his hands in the past was truly divine intervention. Otherwise, even if it fell into your hands, it would just be a ring without any stats that has a giant background.
Ye Tian Xie: “……”
Yuan Que……The old man running the store in the Beginner Village 60001.
Ye Tian Xie opened his mouth…..But when he thought of the old man’s reaction from before, he swallowed the words he was about to speak. He firmly believed that Yuan Que was already dead…..Most likely, he had personally witnessed Yuan Que turning into ashes. When he mentioned seeing Yuan Que to him before, he had exploded and spat all over his face. If he raised this matter again, his face would be covered once again.
Li Xiao’s blood……Yuan Que……
That old man actually had this kind of large skills. What was his true identity?
Un? He couldn’t be one of the twelve sages, right?
He just obtained another reason to return to the Beginner Village. Where Demon God Li Xiao was didn’t really concern him and he wasn’t naive enough to think that he could really take Li Xiao’s blood after finding him. However, how could he be resigned to letting the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage which was on the same level as the Azure Dragon’s Ring remain useless.
“Do the Seven Star Lotus or the Wishing Tree’s Thorn have a chance of breaking the seal?” Ye Tian Xie thought of the things he had and raised his head to ask.
Yuan Ya was stunned, but he said while shaking his head, “The Seven Star Lotus’ use is to restore things and not to break seals. As for the Wishing Tree’s Thorn, it can indeed break any seal in this world…..But the demonic seal can be considered the only exception. This is because the demonic seal is an ultimate seal formed by the power of a soul, so it has no form and cannot be broken. Although the Wishing Tree’s Thorn has the ability to break it, it cannot actually do so…..Un? Brat, why are you asking this for? Don’t tell big brother that you’ve actually obtained the Seven Star Lotus and the Wishing Tree’s Thorn.”
Ye Tian Xie smiled without saying anything. After thinking for a bit, he said, “Big brother Ya, you are experienced and know everything, you must know how to use the Seven Star Lotus to restore a piece of equipment, right?”
“You should ask Old Iron next door, I am not a blacksmith.” Yuan Ya impatiently waved his hand, clearly having many matters weighing on his heart. The Azure Dragon’s Ring also had the “demonic seal” in the past and the current Vermillion Bird’s Plumage was also similarly sealed…..Why did the five divine items that had disappeared from the Lost Continent in the past appear in this condition…..Also why did they appear in succession.
Demonic seal…..To be able to use the strongest demonic seal, it included demons like Li Xiao, but they…..Didn’t they all die already!!
“Alright, I’ll go to the blacksmith to take a look. I’ll see you next time.” Ye Tian XIe did not waste words and directly left after bidding farewell to Yuan Ya.
After a minute, Yuan Ya finally came back to his senses after pondering. He stroked his not that long beard and spoke to himself in a whisper, “Un? Could it be that brat really obtained the Seven Star Lotus and the Wishing Tree’s Thorn? Being able to obtain anything from the Wishing Tree requires a giant amount of luck…..And being able to obtain the Azure Dragon’s Ring and the Vermillion Bird’s Plumage, that is a large amount of bad luck…..This brat, what background does he have…..It’s not normal! It’s too abnormal…..Ai! What am I thinking about this for? I am just an appraisal shop’s appraiser and I’ve already decided not to care about these matters. They aren’t related to me at all…..Wu, I know nothing and I saw nothing. Forget everything, forget everything…..”
Ye Tian Xie quickly left, afraid that he would see Yuan Ya slam his head against his wall to “forget” everything.
Beginner Village 60001…..Yuan Que. Even if Ye Tian Xie was an idiot, he wouldn’t think that old man is someone simple. Back then, when he had said “big brother is an expert”, Ye Tian Xie wanted to laugh in his face. But thinking about it now…..Not only was he an expert, he was an expert among experts.