The atmosphere was incredibly lively in the inner city. There were so many stalls around that it felt like a marketplace. There were also arenas on all four sides of the city for people to duel in.
After wandering around for quite some time, Ghaylen led Kai and the others into a secluded courtyard. It wasn’t all that big, but it was very clean.
“Emerald Cauldron Sect purchased this courtyard, so we can rest here while we’re in Jipsdale,” Ghaylen said. “Awfully stingy of such a huge sect to purchase such a small courtyard, Mr. Samoll, Kai commented with a chuckle.
“You may not know this, Mr. Chance, but the property prices here are ridiculously high. Given Emerald Cauldron Sect’s financial capability, this is all we managed to afford. Back then, we used to only rent units here whenever we participated in the Alchemist Fair. It wasn’t until Hosen became our sect leader that Emerald Cauldron Sect purchased this courtyard. Just so you know, this tiny and unimpressive courtyard cost millions of spirit coins!” Ghaylen said awkwardly.
Kai let out a helpless chuckle in response. Given how Emerald Cauldron Sect used to do lots of charity by treating people without expecting payment, it only made sense that the sect was poor.
After taking over the sect, Hosen used Emerald Cauldron Sect’s alchemists to rake in tons of profits. That had allowed him to rebuild the sect and afford the courtyard..
“I noticed some fancy mansions over there, Mr. Samoll. What kind of people live in those?” Yuven asked while pointing at the mansions in the distance.
“Those are luxurious mansions that only the large sects and wealthy cultivators can afford. I hear the mansions have gorgeous interiors! On top of that, each mansion has a Spiritual Energy Collection Array and beautiful servants to serve the owners! Unfortunately, they’re way too expensive for Emerald Cauldron Sect, so I’ve never been inside those mansions either,” Ghaylen replied while staring at the mansions with an envious look in his eyes.
“It’s just a mansion, though! How expensive can) it possibly be? Once I return to Imperial Beast City, I’ll purchase one and gift it to Emerald Cauldron Sect! You guys won’t have to stay in this tiny courtyard anymore,” Yuven said calmly.
Ghaylen kept quiet after hearing Yuven’s words. It was indeed an easy task for the king of Imperial Beast City to purchase a mansion, but Yuven didn’t have a lot of spirit coins left after he got kicked out of Imperial Beast City.
“All right, we can talk about these things when the time actually does come. Right now, let’s just head on in and get some rest,” Kai said. He wanted to take his time and examine the heavenly thunder fruits in detail as he had been too busy to do so lately.
The four of them entered the courtyard, but there were only two rooms there. With their group consisting of three men and one woman, assigning the rooms became a little difficult. It would be far too cramped for the three men to share a single room.
“King Yuven, please make do with sharing this room with me,” Ghaylen said as he dragged Yuven into one of the rooms, leaving Kai and Viola to share the other room. Since Viola couldn’t let Kai sleep in the courtyard outside, she had no choice but to share a room with him.
“Let’s head on inside as well,” Viola said with her face all red as she grabbed Kai’s hand. and led him into the room. Kai did not decline her offer and simply followed her into the room. Viola tidied up the room while Kai retrieved a heavenly thunder fruit from his Storage Ring.
The heavenly thunder fruit emitted a faint glow. as tiny lightning bolts flashed inside it. “Is this a heavenly thunder fruit? It looks so pretty!” Viola exclaimed excitedly and reached out to touch it.
“Ah!” she shouted while pulling her hand back immediately after. She felt as though her fingers were pricked by needles the moment they came into contact with the heavenly thunder fruit.