EMHS – ch454

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Chapter 454: The grace of bestowing the medicine
    Muyan laughs in spite of herself, and she motion to Feng Haitaing. The latter promptly gives the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking to Magistrate Liu.
    The old man takes the bottle. His eyes would be shooting out flames if they could.
    He stuffs his baby into a pocket, glaring warningly at other people like a tiger watching its prey.
    Nevertheless, Muyan looks to that middle age woman, and she flips her wrist. A porcelain bottle, exactly the same as the one that the old man had snatched away just a moment ago, appears on the hollow of her palm.
    Muyan holds it before the woman, trying to hand it over, “This is for you.”
    In the split second, the atmosphere freezes.
    The middle age woman widens her eyes, her mouth gaping open, and she couldn’t form a response for quite a while, “To, to me? This… i-is this…?”
    Looking at the appearance of the porcelain bottle, it’s exactly the same as the one that Magistrate Liu has taken away!
    “As you might have guessed, this is the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking.” Muyan indifferently says, “I could see that your cultivation has been stagnating in the initial level of Precelestial for a long time already. Taking this Philter should help you advance to the middle level of Precelestial Stage.”
    Saying that, she grabs the woman’s hand, and places the porcelain bottle into the other’s palm.
    The middle age woman’s hand, which has received the bottle, is shaking. She simply can’t believe what she’s hearing and seeing.
    “This… but this is the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking! Are-are you just going to give it to me?”
    The price of an ordinary Philter of Barrier Breaking in the Ghost City has already reached ten million gold coins.
    So what about a bottle of its Precelestial variant? What would be its price?
    And yet, this Miss Jun actually gave such a treasure to her?!
    Muyan smiles a little: “Just to thank you for stepping up for me.”
    Saying that, her gaze shifts to the Ghost Envoys and Magistrates in front of her, to the ones who were obstructing the deal together with middle-aged woman earlier.
    Her gleaming eyes move to take a look at these people.
    Each and every one of them simultaneously stand up straighter. Glug, glug – one by one, they couldn’t help but gulp down.
    Muyan raises a hand, and a row of bottles appear on the table, “These draughts are called [Blood Lotus Serum]. Although its effects couldn’t make someone immediately break through a bottleneck like the Philter of Barrier Breaking, it could improve a person’s constitution and Qi Sea. It maximizes the improvements of a person’s physique for a short period of time. I could see that you all haven’t reached a bottleneck yet, but if you take this bottle of draught, it would be much easier to make breakthrough when you run into a bottleneck in the future.”
    Since the Tian Mo Qin leveled up, the effects of the [Spring Snow] also had an upgrade.
    The draughts she refines has become much more powerful than before, which gave birth to an upgraded version of the Philter of Barrier Breaking – the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking.
    And this [Blood Lotus Serum] is a new kind of draught that she’s able to refine after the [Spring Snow] had a skill upgrade.
    In terms of effects, it’s not as good as the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking.
    But on the angle of stability, it’s more useful than the Philter.
    After laying down the row of porcelain bottles, Muyan watches as all of them look at her stupidly, their eyes losing focus.
    She can only use a prompting tone, “Do you not want these draughts? Would you rather…” have the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking?
    She still hasn’t finished what she’s saying,
    -when like the wind, that few people rushes forward to the table, snatching away their bottle.
    That’s right, just like plundering!
    Their hands are so fast, that she can only see the afterimages. Then, before the others could react, they quickly hide it in their pockets, just like what that old man did.
    “Many thanks to Miss Jun for the grace of bestowing us the medicine!”
    The others stare at them with red-hot, jealous gazes – like they want to commit murder to steal the treasure. They bow deeply towards Muyan, tears glistening in their eyes.
    They never expected that this time, when they thoughtlessly followed the group that they believed in, it would bring about this kind of benefits.

EMHS – ch453

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Chapter 453: She can’t reject their feelings
    “It’s no wonder that earlier, Miss Jun’s husband said that she’s unsightly. Seeing her like this, it’s really unsightly!”
    Shi Lanling covers her face with her hands, but the sounds of constant chattering and discussions still enter her ears nonstop.
    In the end, she couldn’t bear it any more, and she lets out shrill scream.
    She rushes out like a madwoman.
    Looking at her departing back, Muyan couldn’t suppress her lips from ticking up, and the expression on her face is very much like schadenfreude.
    Tsk, tsk, tsk. Didn’t Shi Lanling say that she could solve the White Jade Purple Frost in a minute?
    How come it’s been so long already? Rather than removing it, the poison has risen to the surface instead?
    Anyway, that face covered in white spots is really putting her in a cheerful mood!
    Who made Shi Lanling want to harm her baby back then?
    ……
    “Miss Jun!” she suddenly hears the voice of a middle-aged woman.
    Muyan raises her head, meeting Magistrate Qin’s nervous eyes, “Miss Jun, we’re very, very sorry. Our Ghost City had wronged you. But… but our Wangjiang Ghost City truly needs the draughts you refine. Is it possible to ask daren to be magnanimous and forgive us this time? We ensure you that we’ll certainly properly rectify our Ghost City, and never let this happen again.”
    Hearing what she said, Magistrate Liu suddenly raises his head, watery eyes staring at Muyan, and he nods with all his might: “Yes yes, our Ghost City will necessarily severely punish everyone who offended Miss Jun! Miss Jun, sell your draughts to us!”
    As he says that, he fiercely glares at Xu Fu.
    Xu Fu’s obese body shakes a little. At this moment, he really wants to find a hole to burrow into.
    But faintly, unwillingness and resentment bubbles up in his eyes.
    As Muyan looks at the middle-aged woman, her gaze softens a bit.
    This Magistrate Qin, as well as the people with her, they’ve all upheld themselves when they stood against such a large opposition earlier.
    She can’t possibly reject their feelings.
    “It’s not impossible for me to put the special draughts in the Ghost City for sale.” she slowly says.
    When she said that, the people in the room all have their eyes go bright, and they fixedly stare at her.
    Only to hear Muyan continue: “But the originally scheduled three bottles of Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking will be reduced to one bottle. The other draughts will also be reduced accordingly. Moreover, all of these draughts cannot pass through Xu Fu’s hands. In the future, be it a draught or an Elixir that I’ve refined, none of them can pass through Xu Fu. This point, do you guys have any objection?”
    “None, none at all! We’ll do everything according Miss Jun’s decision!” although it’s very heartbreaking to have the three Precelestial Philters of Barrier Breaking be reduced to one, Magistrate Liu still feels that it’s already very good that they can have this outcome.
    As for that Xu Fu-
    Even if Muyan didn’t say anything, he’ll certainly be punished.
    And later, it’s only natural that the sale of draughts will not go through his hands.
    The other people who were in Xu Fu’s group hear that they don’t need to be punished, nor are they banned from buying and selling the special grade draughts. They immediately let out a big sigh of relief.
    Magistrate Liu spares no effort to make the compromise.
    Whether it’s the contract for the selling of draughts, or the drug ingredients to be given to Muyan, all of them have been finalized very rapidly.
    After signing the contract, Muyan collects all the herbs using the storage ring that Di Ming Jue gave her. Only then does she reveal a satisfied smiling expression, “I will have people come to take the remaining drug ingredients in a few days.”
     “Yes yes yes! Rest assured, Miss Jun. We will certainly prepare all the things that you want. Please rest assured!”
    “But hehe, since we’ve already signed the contract, can that Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking be…”
    Magistrate Liu rubs his hands, his face hungrily looking at the porcelain bottle in Feng Haitang’s hands.

EMHS – ch452

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Chapter 452: The most embarrassing thing
    Otherwise, it wouldn’t be able to heal her face within a quarter of an hour.
    But so what if it’s very potent – in the end, isn’t it just a draught?
    Have these people gone mad?
    Not pursuing her, the fairy who can refine Elixirs – and unexpectedly going after someone who can only refine draughts?
    What Philter of Barrier Breaking, what godly draughts… can it even be mentioned in the same breath as the [Spirit and Foundation Strengthening Pill] that she has refined?
    Shi Lanling grits her teeth. She suddenly leans her head towards Rui Zhu to say a few words.
    Rui Zhu promptly clears her throat, and speaks in a loud voice: “Keh, isn’t it just a draught? What’s there to fight over and scramble for?”
    “Next month, Shi-xianzi’s Elixirs will be sold in Wangjiang Ghost City at seventy percent of its price.”
    With that, sure enough, the originally noisy atmosphere in the room goes quiet and still.
    Rui Zhu arrogantly raises her chin, then she waits for those people to be shocked, cheer excitedly, and go wild with joy.
    It should be known that Shi Lanling’s Elixirs in the Ghost City had always been expensive and without a market.
    There’s no lack of people who want to buy, but the price had always been too high.
    Thirty percent off, this is something that has never happened before.
    But a breath has passed… ten breaths has passed… a hundred breaths… the place is still extremely quiet, cold and indifferent.
    Magistrate Liu is flabbergasted, curiously sweeping his gaze over Shi Lanling and Rui Zhu.
    Then he abruptly turns his head back, and continues to hold on to Muyan’s skirt, crying, “Miss Jun, can’t you help this dying old man! The drug ingredients that you want, our Ghost City will give them all to you, okay? If you feel that’s still not enough, this old man will give you double! Just sign this contract!”
    The other Magistrates and Ghost Envoys also look at Muyan with fervent eyes.
    Though there’s resentment and gloominess in some people’s eyes, regretting that they’ve stood on the wrong side earlier-
    They think that if those special grade draughts could be sold in Wangjiang’s Ghost City, they themselves would inevitably receive some benefits, so they suddenly become eager as well.
    Others give Muyan a deep bow, asking her to forgive them.
    Rui Zhu never expected, that after thinking that she has declared some serious news, there would be this kind of reaction.
    Her small face flushes red.
    She looks towards Shi Lanling at her side. Even through the veil, she could make out the other’s malevolently twisted face.
    What’s the most embarrassing thing in life?
    It’s not when someone refutes your words and humiliates you – but it’s when you believe that you’re infallible and you’re the focus of the crowd, not expecting that after you speak, you’ll be treated as air, and not a single person is attaching any importance to you.
    Even Xu Fu looks like his intestines are all twisted green now.
    If he can return to before, he’ll definitely come up with a completely different choice.
    On her sides, both of Shi Lanling’s hands are firmly grasped into fists.
    Her two eyes have already turned red, tenaciously glaring at Muyan, who’s at the center of the crowd.
    This bitch, this Jun Muyan, every time she appears, she will make Shi Lanling lose face.
    She wants Jun Muyan dead! Be sure to make her lose all standing and reputation, and die without a burial site!
    Shi Lanling couldn’t stay in this room for even a moment longer, so with large strides she makes her way to leave.
    But the doorway is obstructed by the people impeding Muyan.
    As Shi Lanling squeezes through them, it’s unavoidable that someone knocked the veil from her face.
    The cloth falls down, revealing the white spots that have grown all over her face.
    “Ah, what’s that? Why is it so awful? Is it like vitiligo?”
    “How did Shi-xianzi become… become this way? Isn’t she an amazing Master Apothecary and Alchemist? Why can’t she even cure her own face?”

EMHS – ch451

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Chapter 451: She wants to respect the aged! Tend to the young!
    Magistrate Liu’s old face wants to cry but it can’t, and his completely bereft hand is itching to grab his own white beard and yank it down, “Miss Jun, you are the Shenshu of the entire Ghost City, how can you be so partial and focus on Xia’an alone? In the heart of our Ghost City here in Wangjiang, it’s reverence for you is also like an unending and unbroken torrential river!”
    If by making a terrible scene, he can make this ancestor change her decision, Magistrate Liu could absolutely do that right now.
    “Oh, speaking of which,” Muyan takes out the Shenshu token from her chest pocket, and casually tosses it to Magistrate Liu. Her face is filled with disdain, “I thought that Ghost City’s Shenshu would be treated with the highest priority, and I didn’t expect that it would actually be just a heap of junk. It can’t even let me buy some herbs. Since it’s so useless, and it’s a nuisance being a Shenshu, I don’t want it.”
    After that, she then glances to the side, at Xu Fu, “Oh right, Magistrate Xu. Just a moment ago, didn’t you want to examine the authenticity of my Shenshu token? Now that the token has already been returned to your Ghost City, if you guys want to examine it, just go ahead!”
    Xu Fu dumbly stands where he is, the whole person has gone rigid.
    Moreover, that crowd of Magistrates and Ghost Envoys behind Xu Fu have their complexions burst into green and white, really wishing that they could just faint then and there.
    Jun Muyan is unexpectedly… not merely a Shenshu?
    She’s also that godly apothecary who can refine the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking?!
    Xu Fu feels his vision go dark, there’s a roaring in his brain, and the blood all over his body goes cold.
    He… what the hell did he just do?
    Did he just offend the apothecary who could refine the Precelestial Philter?
    At this time, Magistrate Liu had also finally realized that something unpleasant had happened here.
    He’s irritated as he pulls someone to ask about the matter’s cause and effect.
    He then listens, that in order to please Shi Lanling, Xu Fu gave Shi Lanling all the drug ingredients that he originally promised to sell to Muyan.
    After completely offending Muyan, Magistrate Liu coughs out a mouthful of old blood in his anger, and he almost passes out.
    “Xu Fu!! You pighead, I’m going to kill you!!”
    WIth a single leg, he kicks Xu Fu several times to send him flying.
    As Muyan is about to leave, Magistrate Xu scuttles to get in front of her, and he kneels down with a thud. He reaches out to grab Muyan’s skirt.
    “Miss Jun, Shenshu-daren, please be magnanimous, a person of great moral stature does not remember the offenses committed by one of low moral stature. Please don’t bother about those few absolutely disgraceful things.”
    “Our Ghost City here in Wangjiang really, truly needs your special grade draughts. Also, your Philter of Barrier Breaking, please be magnanimous and give it to me! Otherwise, this old man will have no thought for tea nor rice, and it probably won’t take several days before I breath my last.”
    Muyan: “……”
    Indeed, she’s struck dumb by the scene before her eyes.
    She’s never seen anyone without skin nor face such as this.
    If it was someone younger, she would have already kicked him flying by now.
    But as it happens, the one pulling her skirt and wailing towards her, throwing a tantrum and acting shamelessly, is an old man who is old enough to be her grandfather.
    Muyan takes a deep breath, and then another. As Di Ming Jue tries to go forward and kick the other, she even stiffly pulls him back.
    She wants to respect the aged! Care for the young!
    Don’t be too violent! Don’t be too violent!
    …….
    By any means, Shi Lanling never expected that there would actually be such a turn of events.
    Just a moment ago, Jun Muyan was clearly about to be driven away without the least bit of dignity. But an old man suddenly rushes in, so revering towards her, even treating her like a treasure as he urges her to stay.
    Shi Lanling has long known that Jun Muyan can refine draughts, and that they are also very potent.

EMHS – ch450

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Chapter 450: Ancestor, I will kneel down to you
    The clapper-boards had been struck at that moment, and Wangjiang’s Ghost City directly took it.
    While they still hadn’t settled on a suitable price, Old Liu had already been clutching that Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking, holding it like a precious golden baby that he would hate to let go and part with – not even for a moment.
    Just as Old Tao has finished speaking, the smile still spread across his face, he discovers that the surrounding atmosphere is somewhat still.
    He grabs his head, somewhat confounded, “Miss, is something wrong? Didn’t you say you were going to purchase some herbs? Have you bought them now?”
    Muyan has a smile that isn’t a smile, and just as she’s about to speak-
    They see a white-bearded old man rushing to come over.
    He holds a document in one hand, while firmly clutching a porcelain bottle in the other hand.
    As he’s running, he’s frequently bowing his head to take a quick look, like he’s afraid that the treasured object would be knocked out of his hand.
    “Are- are you Miss Jun? It’s an honor to meet you, it’s an honor to meet you at last!!”
    As soon as he sees Muyan, who is next to Old Tao, he immediately rushes over in two or three steps. Disregarding that he’s old enough that he could be Muyan’s grandfather, he gives a deep bow and says: “I didn’t expect that the famous godly apothecary would actually be so young. Ah, this old man also refines medicines, but seeing the draught that you’ve made, I feel completely ashamed of being inferior, so embarrassed of my ineptitude ah!”
    “Miss Jun, this old man has brought over the consignment contract for draughts this time. Do you think that we could sign it now, or do you have any further requirements? Our Wangjiang Ghost City will certainly do the utmost of our capabilities to satisfy you!”
    As he’s speaking, he’s eagerly handing over that contract.
    But his other hand is still firmly grasping that porcelain bottle, pressing it against his chest like he’s afraid that other people would snatch it away.
    There’s a smirk in Muyan’s mouth as she indifferently glances at that contract, but she doesn’t receive it.
    Instead, she drawls: “There’s no need. I think that it would be better cancel our agreement.”
    Magistrate Liu stares blankly, “Cancel? What… what does it mean?”
    “It means that I’m not going to sell this special grade draught in Wangjiang’s Ghost City,”
     Magistrate Liu blinks, and then he blinks again.
    It looks like he’s taking quite a while to understand what Muyan said.
    “M-M-M-Miss Jun, what are you saying?” Magistrate Liu’s anxious words go out in a stutter, and he almost drops the treasured bottle in his grasp, “Miss Jun, please don’t play jokes, didn’t we already come to an agreement? Is the consignment fee too expensive? I… we could reduce it to half of before, no, we can also do it for free.”
    Muyan shows a languid smile and looks at him.
    She stretches out a hand, and before Magistrate Liu could react, the porcelain bottle that he’s holding like a baby has already disappeared from his grasp, going into Muyan’s hand.
    “If I remember it correctly, this bottle should contain the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking that I’ve refined, yes? Since I no longer intend to sell it in Wangjiang’s Ghost City, shouldn’t it naturally be returned to me?”
    Saying that, she tosses it to Feng Haitang like she’s throwing trash.
    “Noooo–!!” Magistrate Liu immediately lets out a distressed wail of yearning.
    His Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking, his precious baby!
    “Miss Jun, just what happened? If you have any requirements, please say it! We’ll promise you anything, is that still not enough?”
    He really wants to kneel down to this ancestor.
    Ah, it was with great difficulty this godly draught had arrived to his door! It was with great difficulty that the Precelestial Philter of Barrier Breaking entered his hands ah!
    Previously, these godly draughts had only been available in Xia’an’s Ghost City.
    But today, this godly apothecary had actually sent herself to his door, and he was practically wild with joy.
    But he wasn’t happy for long, before he falls from heaven to hell.

EMHS – ch449

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Chapter 449: Two faction as divided as the rivers of Jing and Wei
    Some are in favor of Xu Fu, believing that giving the herbs to Shi-xianzi would let the Ghost City obtain the biggest benefits, and these kind of people account for the overwhelming majority of the Magistrates.
    Only a small minority stands beside that middle-aged woman, Magistrate Qin. They believe that the Ghost Lord’s order is everything, so how could they not comply?
    Seeing they would actually be so stubborn, Xu Fu couldn’t help but frown, looking cold and harsh, “Magistrate Qin, everything the I do is for the good of the Ghost City. If you’re being this stubborn, wait until I report to the Ghost King later, and you will not have a good end.”
    Shi Lanling also sends a glance towards that middle-aged woman. With a light snort, she arrogantly says: “Rui Zhu, the Elixirs that I refine are not allowed be sold to these people in the future!”
    Rui Zhu smiles and says: “Rest assured, Miss. Since these people are unable to tell good from bad, I’m afraid that they would no longer be able to buy any Elixirs later, let alone the ones that the Lady refines. Hehe, all of these is what they brought upon themselves!”
    Xu Fu hears that, and he’s pleased beyond words in his mind.
    Some people behind Magistrate Qin show some hesitation. There are two people who couldn’t stand the pressure, and they walk to stand behind Xu Fu.
    They even follow to persuade: “Magistrate Qin, why should you be so stubborn for a little girl that you’ve never met before? What’s more, we’re not denying her either. It’s just that Shi-xianzi requires the herbs, so we’re going to give them to Shi-xianzi first.”
    “That’s right, this is the best decision for our Ghost City. Why should set yourself against everyone for a Shenshu when you don’t know if it’s real or fake?”
    But the middle-aged woman stretches her neck, not allowing Xu Fu to give the drug ingredients to Shi Lanling, “I am not setting myself against all of you. I only know that in the Ghost City, the Ghost Lord’s orders are everything. If you go against the orders of the Ghost Lord, then you don’t deserve to stay in the Ghost City!”
    “Hehe, Qin Xiangyu, since you’re really unable to tell good from bad, then don’t blame us for being impolite!”
    Xu Fu coldy says: “Magistrate Qin is colluding with outsiders to harm the interests of the Ghost City. Lock her up first, and wait for the Ghost King to return and hand down punishments.”
    Clang–Clang–Clang–!
    Both sides simultaneously unsheathe their weapons, swords drawn and bows bent.
    It’s awfully clear that Magistrate Qin’s side is weaker and at a disadvantageous position.
    Muyan looks at these two factions that are as divided as the rivers of Jing and Wei, and she faintly narrows her eyes.
    It seems like she’s finally witnessing the undercurrents surging up violently in Wangjiang’s Ghost City.
    She suddenly remembers that back in that past life, it seems like Jing Cheng’s Ghost City has ultimately fallen into Gong Qianxue’s hands.
    What about now?
    Has Gong Qianxue’s hands already burrowed into this Wangjiang’s Ghost City?
    Just as the two opposing sides are in a deadlock-
    Old Tao suddenly rushes inside, full of joy as he does so.
    As soon as he sees Muyan, he immediately bows to make his salutations, “So you’re here, Miss. I was looking for you.”
    “We have finished the negotiation for the consignment of the new batch of draughts. Wangjiang’s Ghost City is willing to reduce the cut to ten percent from the original price, and they’re only waiting for your confirmation and signature. Old Liu is currently waiting for you in the other private room!”
    As he’s bringing this up, Old Tao is in high spirits, radiant with delight.
    Muyan’s draughts are consigned for sale in the Ghost City, and the Ghost City originally had a twenty percent cut.
    This fee was the lowest rate in the entire Ghost City.
    But now, in order to build a good relationship with them, Wangjiang’s Ghost City is lowering the service charge to ten percent.
    Raising the Tianji Unit and the Ink Camp needs more money, right? How could Old Tao be dissatisfied of being able to make more money?
    Of course, the key factor isn’t Old Tao speaking well.
    Instead, it’s the draughts the Muyan is putting forward. Which of them isn’t invaluable, one can scramble for it but still not get it.
    Old Liu, who is in charge of discussing business, took one look at the draught they’ve put forward, and his eyes turned red.

EMHS – ch448

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Chapter 448: Ghost City’s Interests is the most important
    “Don’t forget that when our Miss refines Elixirs, some of it will be put for sale at Ghost City!”
    Xu Fu is jolted up, coming back to his senses, and grovels as he bows down towards Shi Lanling.
    As he turns around towards Muyan, his face no longer has the careful nervousness and fawning from earlier.
    “Miss, with regard to the matter of the drug ingredients, I’ve already clearly explained it to you just a moment ago. Regardless of whether the Shenshu token is real or not, I think that you should nevertheless stop pestering about it endlessly, just leave now.”
    Ru Yan shakes in anger, “You people have examined the Shenshu token earlier – couldn’t you tell whether it’s real or fake? This token has been personally handed over to Miss Jun by the Ghost King of Xia’an. I was there at that time. Why would you people say that the Lady’s status as a Shenshu is fake?”
    “So what if it’s real?” Xu Fu snorts, and there’s disdain across his whole face.
    At this point, he might as well just throw down the broken pot.
    In any case, he has already offended Jun Muyan. Regardless of whether Jun Muyan is a Shenshu or not, she wouldn’t look upon him favorably.
    Then he’s better off tightly holding on to Shi Lanling’s thigh. When the moment comes, the benefits that he can gain could only be too many to count.
    “Just now, Shi-xianzi had also said that the main use for these herbs is in alchemy. You’re someone who can’t do alchemy, so what can you do by taking away these ingredients? Could it be the same as Shi-xianzi’s, that it could be placed for sale in our Ghost City?”
    The more Xu Fu speaks, the more excited he gets, “Every time Shi-xianzi delivers an Elixir to our Ghost City, do you know the price it could sell for, and how big are the benefits it brings to our Ghost City? To say nothing of your fake Shenshu, even if it’s real, can your status be mentioned in the same breath as Shi-xianzi’s? Why do you want to pick a fight with her?”
    “Magistrate Xu, what you’re saying is going too far!” at the side, there’s a woman of about forty years old. Hearing what was said, she’s finally unable to bear it, so she steps forward, “It was the Ghost Lord’s order to treat the Shenshu as a guest of honor. If Miss Jun is truly one, she must have the privilege of taking precedence in purchasing these drug ingredients. Even if she wants to take these herbs away for free, that would also be permitted.”
    “Going back on your word like this, deceiving the Shenshu, do you see our Ghost City’s rules as child’s play?”
    Hearing those words, there’s a flash in Xu Fu’s eyes, and he appears somewhat flustered.
    Soon however, he remembers the recent rumors of Jing Cheng’s Ghost City.
    He has heard that Jing Cheng’s Ghost King is the strongest among the three countries, even close to that of the Ghost Lord.
    And these people’s Ghost King couldn’t keep up with the Ghost Lord.
    The Ghost King of Jing Cheng might break away from the Ghost Lord’s control, and cooperate with Jing Cheng’s royal family.
    At that time, what order of the Ghost Lord, what Shenshu, how can he still care about those?
    Today, if he can win over Shi-xianzi and rope her to the Ghost King’s side, perhaps, not only will he escape punishment for offending the Shenshu, he could even obtain enormous rewards.
    Thinking of this, Xu Fu’s expression immediately calms down.
    He narrows his eyes, and casts a sidelong glance at that middle-aged woman, “Magistrate Qin, everything that I do is for the good of the Ghost City, thinking about its future. You have to think about it, is it important that we make good to a woman who can’t even do alchemy, and can’t bring benefits to the Ghost City; or is it important to build a good relationship with Shi-xianzi? Even if it’s the order of the Ghost Lord, if it harms the interests of the Ghost City, then I, Xu Fu, will not comply.”
    “Isn’t that right, everyone?”
    The Magistrates and Ghost Envoys on the scene face each other, discussing spiritedly.
    They are slowly splitting into two factions.