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Chapter 0460: Plot for sale
Ning Cheng and Ji Luofei currently sat in the small courtyard facing each other. For a cultivator like Ning Cheng, who was also an Alchemy Grand Master, his severe wounds did not affect him adversely.
Under the effects of True Essence operation and Ning Cheng’s pills, his wounds recovered quickly. However, Ji Luofei still tended to Ning Cheng’s wounds with her hands to help alleviate Ning Cheng’s healing process.
Merely in just an hour, the cut on Ning Cheng’s waist, which spanned almost half of it, closed up with only a faint scar left behind.
“Luofei, I’m going to level the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce now. This is definitely the best time. Otherwise, it would be difficult to find the right excuse later.” After Ning Cheng’s injuries recovered significantly, he immediately spoke out about levelling the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce.
“I’ll come with you.” Ji Luofei also stood up. Although she felt complete confidence in Ning Cheng, especially about his ability to level a Chamber of Commerce by himself, she still felt somewhat disturbed by the thought of him leaving her sight.
Ning Cheng held Ji Luofei in his arms and spoke up softly, “The experts of Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce have already done most of the work for me. By this time, the rest of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce should have already received the news and must be preparing for escape. You don’t have to worry about me; however, you should remain careful. Remember, when I am away, remain within the Array Formation. I’m going to clean up the place with my Maximal Flame Spiritual Technique, so I should be back in a short while.”
The rings of those 11 strong experts definitely contained a fortune. Unfortunately, under the Maximal Flame Spiritual Technique, most of them ended up destroyed, while Ning Cheng managed to only collect a few of them.
As one of 12 great factions of the Rootless Black City, Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s prestige and position always remained at a high level. Because of this, the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce had its headquarters located in the most prosperous urban district of the Rootless Black City.
Perennial lightning covered the headquarters of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, a huge high-rise building left behind by the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s most influential expert, Xue Yiren. If the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce suffered an attack, this perennial lightning, under the control of the current Association Head, would transform into Lightning Arrays to counterattack. Its working principle was quite similar to the Chain Linked Killing Formation that Ning Cheng arranged back at his residence.
Xue Yiren had a Thunder-Type Spiritual Root as his main Spiritual Root; as such, it directly correlated to his strong cultivation. This also translated into him being the foremost expert within the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce. However, because he dedicated himself to the pursuit of higher cultivation, he decided to head towards the distant worlds within the Starry Sky.
Since 11 people, along with Pu Leng, ended up annihilated at the hands of Ning Cheng, the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce was the first entity to realise it. However, no one dared to venture into the North City District to find Ning Cheng. Pu Leng himself was a mighty person and had the support of the top 11 experts within the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, yet most of them still met their makers at the hands of Ning Cheng. If any of them decided to go confront Ning Cheng, it would be no different from delivering vegetables to him.
At this time, in the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, dozens of people nervously sat in the hall looking at each other. Everyone’s face had a grim look plastered over it, with worry oozing out of every pore. Do not look at their large numbers, as the highest cultivation among the gathered was only at the Crucible Transformation 5th Level. Even if many more cultivators of this calibre banded together, a cultivator in the Plundering Life Realm could easily slaughter them all.
“This Ning Cheng is truly bold; if I didn’t guess wrong, he surely would make his way here eventually.” A female cultivator stood up and expressed her intentions to escape. With the top experts of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce annihilated, the rest of the people did not want to stay back, even for a little while.
“That shouldn’t be possible, right? Isn’t Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s Headquarter located in the Central City District? Even if my Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce does not act, the patrol guards will not let him begin. Also, no one could withstand the bombardment from the perineal lightning protecting our Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base.” Another Crucible Transformation Cultivator immediately spoke out in rebuttal. Apparently, although he felt concerned about the fate of the Association Head, he still felt that Ning Cheng would not dare to come to this place.
The female cultivator from before spoke out coldly, “Do you think it is a question of courage for someone like him? If he were timid, would he dare to flatten the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s Rest Stop at the Receiving Heaven’s Stone? If the Association Head and others could not do anything to him, do you think anyone else would feel willing enough to help speak on behalf of our Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce? You tell me. If my Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce went to the North City District, would anyone dare to block us? It’s only because of the strength we possess or at least possessed. If the other party came here without anyone to stop him, that itself would also be a completely normal thing. After all, only strength matters in the end.”
After the female cultivator said her piece, she turned around and walked away before finally leaving the hall a moment later.
All the people turned silent. Although there were many cultivators in the Rootless Black City’s patrol, it also belonged to only one of the 12 great factions in the end. If the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce didn’t have the strength to protect itself, then it definitely had no right to call itself as one of the 12 primary forces of the city. Of course, it also meant that no one would choose to help them in their present condition. The reality of living in this place painfully stabbed at everyone in the face.
Several of the cultivators also stood up, and it seemed as if they had already made up their minds to leave in the same way as the female cultivator. They all showed intentions to escape from the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters.
“Boom…..” All the cultivators in the hall felt a powerful tremor as if the entire Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base would collapse any moment.
Endless thunder and lightning overflowed down from the top of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base and formed a dense Silver Thunder Rainline. Even those inside the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s buildings could feel the might of the descending lightning.
“He came….” A cultivator in the Sea Opening Realm spoke out in a quivering voice.
Almost at the same time, another boom arrived; this time, the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base shook violently.
The people in the hall quickly stood up while several more started rushing out as soon as possible. Looking at the fear on their faces, none of them had any intentions to stop the person, who had forcefully came barging in the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s building. Instead, they all wanted to escape from this place just like the female cultivator from before.
The few that remained in the hall looked at each other in dismay and despair; however, none of them took the initiative to go out and fight. At this time, everyone understood that since the other party could attack for the second time, it meant that the protection offered by the perineal lightning at the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s roof did not affect him at all.
As for the several others cultivators that rushed out of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s hall, and those cultivators who chose to depart even earlier, none of them acted to stop the attack on the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce. At this moment, all of them had only a single thought in their minds, to escape.
The one who came to deal with the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce naturally was none other than Ning Cheng. To act against the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, Ning Cheng did not hesitate at all. He directly struck the headquarters of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce with full force. Once he flattened the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s lair, the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce would also end up delisted from the list of great factions within the Rootless Black City.
The Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base had a perineal lightning source on its roof. Under Ning Cheng’s attack, it automatically shot out numerous Lightning Arcs. These Lightning Arcs wrapped around the entire Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters. However, Ning Cheng possessed a Thunder Spiritual Root; not only that, but he also owned the Everlasting Blue Thunder City.
Even if Ning Cheng did not think of bringing out the Everlasting Blue Thunder City, these lightning arcs could barely cause any damage to him.
However, although these endless lightning arcs could not injure Ning Cheng, those cultivators who wanted to escape from the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s building ended up suffering heavy casualties under it. Nearly a seventh of those cultivators perished under the direct bombardment of those lightning arcs, while 20% of the cultivators suffered severe injuries. Only 10% of the cultivators managed to rush out just to end up facing Ning Cheng’s wrath. These cultivators, who managed to rush out, just could not last for even a single mover against Ning Cheng’s attacks, falling right in front of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters.
Ning Cheng had already decided to attack the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base in the Central District and used the excuse of Pu Leng bringing his people to attack Ning Cheng’s Immortal Cave. Moreover, just like that time, nobody came out to speak nor did anyone come to provide help.
With the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base suffering an attack, it caused a large number of Lightning Arcs to shoot out; however, this stretch of the street remained quiet. At this moment, all the cultivators choose to hide within their residences. At the same time, they all used their Spiritual Consciousness to watch the process of Ning Cheng attacking the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce; however, none of them dared to come out to provide any help.
Even the numerous patrol guards within the Central City District chose to disappear from the area. The guards finally decided to record the actions of Ning Cheng attacking the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce with their crystal balls only after retreating far away to a relatively safe distance.
In a Discourse Main Hall not far from the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, one could see more than a dozen cultivators seated around a table discussing something. When Pu Leng attacked Ning Cheng’s Immortal Cave, nobody asked about it. However, currently, they were all talking about whether they should unite with other factions to deal with Ning Cheng. Ning Cheng’s attacks were just too powerful, ordinary city guards just could not cope with someone like him.
“We must deal with him. Otherwise, if any random person arrived at the Central City District and destroyed a Chamber of Commerce, would order still exist within the Rootless Black City? This newcomer dared to show such arrogance after just arriving here; if we do not kill him, then it would reflect poorly on the prestige of our Rootless Black City.” A white-haired old man stood up and spoke out angrily.
However, no one stood up to join and echo his sentiments. This person was none other than the Auspicious Star Chamber of Commerce’s Mao Xiuxuan. The Auspicious Star Chamber of Commerce and Ning Cheng also shared an enmity, which came into existence when Ning Cheng chose to kill Auspicious Star Chamber of Commerce’s Cecile. As for what Mao Xiuxuan spoke, about reflecting poorly on the prestige of the Rootless Black City, everyone knew that it was utter nonsense.
As to why Ning Cheng wanted to destroy the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, the reason for it had already made its way into the ears of everyone. Which Chamber of Commerce would willingly take an initiative to offend such a powerful existence? As for the enmity between the Auspicious Star Chamber of Commerce and Ning Cheng, no one wanted to dip their feet into those muddy waters.
However, all the people definitely thought that at least a part of what Mao Xiuxuan spoke was definitely the truth. That is, this new cultivator, Ning Cheng, definitely was too arrogant. How long ago did he arrive in this place? Yet, he successfully managed to offend the Auspicious Star Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce together. If he chose to live in the Rootless Black City for eight or ten years, how many forces would he end up fighting?
Some of the people who were not as strong as the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce were already wondering if they should restrain their own people and warn them to not clash with this Ning Cheng under any circumstances.
“Boom…..” A loud blast resounded in the area, even the people sitting there could feel the ground shaking under their feet.
Still struggling to persuade the crowds to join forces against Ning Cheng, Mao Xiuxuan suddenly halted with his words. He knew that at this moment, any kind of persuasion would be useless. That massive tremor from before indicated that Ning Cheng must have successfully levelled the headquarters of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, which meant that the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce no longer existed from now on.
The Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce indeed met its demise. Moreover, over 90% of the elites of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce ended up meeting their makers at the hands of Ning Cheng. If one talked about who survived, other than the Crucible Transformation 8th Level Cultivator who escaped using the Escape Talisman a long time ago, the rest were only some small fries, not even worth mentioning.
Standing on the ruins of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, Ning Cheng chose to not leave. He finally managed to exterminate the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce; even the Chamber of Commerce’s headquarters met its destruction under his hands.
In the Central City District where every inch of land was worth its price in gold, he did not feel willing enough to allow his spoils of battle to fall into other’s hands. Not knowing if the other Association Head would make a move on him as revenge for the destruction of Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce, Ning Cheng still chose to arrange an Array Formation at that location.
He arranged the simplest of Enclosure Arrays, circling the entire plot of the razed Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce’s base. He then used the Array Formation to project a giant screen over the ruins of the Silver Thunder Chamber of Commerce. There were only four characters on display over the screen, that is, ‘Plot for sale’.