Emperor’s Domination - Chapter 2252

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The other young ones began to think about the situation . In the end, they chose against joining the bet .

They could see that Li Qiye was close to the two girls so there was no point in antagonizing the valley . It was still the current leader and the girls wouldn’t like it .

Moreover, they were love rivals with Zhang Yan and Qingniu . Why would they team up with these two right now?

If they were to lose and be embarrassed, this would lower their standing in the beauties’ heart . The group would be too busy gloating at them, let alone lending any assistance in the first place .

“Brother Hu, the two of us is more than enough . ” Zhang Yan was dissatisfied with the group and snorted .

“Let’s go then . ” Qingniu said with an aggressive air: “If we lose, all of this will be yours . If you lose, it’s meal time!”

He wanted to see Li Qiye’s ugly moment . Winning would make him quite cool in front of the ladies .

Li Qiye looked at their betting items and smiled: “Wanting to bet with me using that crap? Not worth mentioning . ” 

“You!” Though his two items weren’t considered supreme or anything, they were still very precious . Qingniu was infuriated to hear Li Qiye putting them down: “Bold words . My ginseng is from the Crescent Moon Cave, bathed in the moonlight and had absorbed its essence…”

“Just a piece of grass, no point in boasting . ” Li Qiye interrupted him and said: “Yalan, I have a little ginseng root here, go make some ginseng tea for me . ”

Having said that, he casually threw a wooden box on the table .

Yalan opened the box and it didn’t take long before an immortal energy billowed . There was a ginseng root around the size of a finger with a glorious glow just like a star .

“Divine Moon Ginseng!” Shaoyao was startled to see this: “A ginseng that only grows in Immortal Lineage, extremely rare . ”

Qingniu blurted out the name of the ginseng as well . As a doctor, he naturally knew about its value . His own was indeed only a blade of grass in comparison, not worth mentioning .

Some members of the crowd were amazed as well, having recognized the root .

Yalan finished the tea at this point . Li Qiye blew on it and took a small sip before giving an assessment: “A bit too young, would be much better otherwise . ”

People were astounded . Using this rare material to brew tea? This would drive people mad from the sheer wastefulness . Even their ancestors couldn’t enjoy such jealousy-inducing treatments .

Of course, this root was nothing to Li Qiye . The treasuries he got from Samsara Wild Ancestor and Insane Ancestor were enough to scare people to death .

Hu Qingniu finally stopped retorting this time around . Their bet did seem insignificant in comparison . Just this teacup in his hand right now was more precious than their bet . In fact, they could try to gather all of their wealth and that might still not be enough to match its value .

They stood there awkwardly, not knowing what to do . Conceding or keep on going?

It was as if one person took out a gem to show off before someone, but the latter engraved a gem worth ten times more to his shoe . This humiliating psychological slap wasn’t easy to take .

“If we’re betting, I don’t want your ingredients or bully you too much . ” Li Qiye chuckled: “Let’s do it like this, if I lose, I’ll eat the mud down there, if you lose, then go roll around in them, that’s not bad . ”

The two glanced at each other and contemplated . Everyone else felt that this bet was very reasonable; Li Qiye didn’t make it hard on them at all .

“That’s doable . ” A youth agreed .

“Yes or no? If you don’t dare, then run back to your home, stop being an eyesore here . ” Li Qiye waved his sleeve as if he was swatting away a fly .

“Very well, if I lose, I will roll around in the mud!” The arrogant guy wasn’t a sore loser . He wanted to try and would accept defeat gracefully .

“How courageous . What about you?” Li Qiye clapped before looking over at Zhang Yan .

This guy was hesitant since he didn’t want to join in this bet in the first place . He also saw how confident Li Qiye was so he wanted to retreat .

“It’s just rolling down there, Brother Zhang, let’s go . ” Qingniu egged him on .

Rolling in the mud wasn’t a real loss to Zhang Yan, but it was indeed a blow to his dignity and honor . He was the successor of Hundred-pills; losing this bet would leave a stain on his reputation .

Most importantly, rolling around in front of the beauties? How could he ever lift his head again?

“I’ll… do it . ” He gritted his teeth and let caution to the wind . Giving up was also humiliating so he might as well go all out . Perhaps there was a chance of victory .

“We’ll start now . ” Li Qiye chuckled .

All eyes were on the muddy beach now and the strange pits dug by Li Qiye .

Everyone thought that he would come down again for a second attempt, but he simply took out a golden gourd .

“Whoosh!” When he opened it, a tiny current of light flew out, resembling the reflection of a star in the ocean .

It split and went into the different pits . Next, the mud suddenly rose like a steamed bun being cooked, bigger and bigger .  No one had a clue about what he was doing .

“Pop!” After reaching a certain size, the mounds of mud suddenly exploded and went flying .

The young cultivators quickly dodged the slinging piles of mud . It was like the explosion of beehives, Numerous little creatures came out and filled the sky like a locust swarm .

“What are they?” The crowd was shocked and looked over .  

These tiny insects looked like louse but were completely green . When they stopped on the water surface, they looked like tiny lamps .

“They’re Wood-eater Lice . ” One youth recognized them: “They love nibbling on yin wood, especially the ones from Alchemy Hut . My master says that if we see them, no Alchemy Wood will be around since it would have already been eaten by them . ”

“Right, that’s the type . ” Qingniu heaved a sigh of relief and smiled: “Perhaps there were a lot of branches here, but not anymore . ”

He looked over at Li Qiye . Everyone knew that there wouldn’t be a single piece of wood left here, let alone the best kind, Alchemy Wood . Anything here would have been eaten long ago since these lice can detect them much faster than cultivators .

This muddy beach was clearly their nest, so how could there be any Alchemy Wood here?

Zhang Yan felt the same way, feeling that victory was certain . Nevertheless, he came closer for a look and found that there was nothing else inside the exploded pits and mud mounds .