Fey Evolution Merchant - Chapter 2778
2778 Above Divine Kingdom!
Kong Huan did not understand why Lin Yuan asked her such a question.
Although a few species did require some special resources to evolve their bloodline, it was clear that the Alluring Foxes were not one of them.
It was evident that Spring had extracted her bloodline to give to Lin Yuan, so he should have realized this after examining the bloodline.
Frankly, Kong Huan could have replied to Lin Yuan with her first two statements. She only added the two statements at the end because she did not want Lin Yuan to use a special method to forcefully evolve her bloodline. She did not want to suffer any negative side effects after doing so.
The inability to advance her bloodline was already torture to Kong Huan. It left her no choice but to make do with the current benefits that her bloodline brought her. She could not compete with the new Alluring Foxes, who were born with more excellent bloodlines.
If her luck got any worse and her bloodline ended up being contaminated, she would have to grapple with her bloodline backfiring on her.
Having one’s bloodline backfire on oneself was no joking matter! She would get off easy if her body deteriorated. But in the worst-case scenario, she would become a monster that was neither fox nor demon!
The Sky Beyond the Clouds was very accommodating. If an expert could not thrive in one universe, they could move to another universe to jumpstart their development. This was just like how the Alluring Foxes could move to the North Universe to seek a new source of support.
If Lin Yuan was going to use a technique that affected her potential in order to forcefully evolve her bloodline, Kong Huan would prefer to keep her bloodline at pinnacle Alluring Bones.
It was possible she would encounter an opportunity in the future that enabled her to evolve.
Nonetheless, these were all Kong Huan’s personal wishes. At the end of the day, she could not call the shots on her future developments.
After hearing this, Lin Yuan now understood that the resources needed by the lifeforms in the main world and Sky Beyond the Clouds were relatively similar.
As such, if he supplied Kong Huan with spirit qi crystals, her bloodline would be able to evolve within two years.
With this thought, Lin Yuan lifted his hand, and a spirit qi crystal appeared in his hand.
Lin Yuan tossed the spirit qi crystal at Kong Huan and asked, “If you are provided with spirit qi of such purity, how long will it be before your bloodline evolves?”
It was true that Lin Yuan had a certain level of understanding of the Sky Beyond the Clouds. However, his understanding of most matters was only superficial. Hence, he needed to hear from the Sky Beyond the Clouds’ lifeforms in order to confirm his ideas.
For example, he now needed to confirm with Kong Huan how many spirit qi crystals she needed in order to evolve her bloodline from pinnacle Alluring Bones to Alluring Soul. But the next time he encountered a similar situation, he would know how many spirit qi crystals to offer in the negotiation.
When Lin Yuan took out the spirit qi crystal, Kong Huan did not know what it was.
As Morbius’ grade increased, the spirit qi crystals produced by the Pure Land of Bliss increased in concentration of spirit qi. Their ability to hide the aura of the spirit qi within also improved. Unless one’s body made contact with the spirit qi crystal, it would be very difficult to discover the spirit qi crystal’s effects.
Lin Yuan saw this as a positive.
If the spirit qi crystal’s value was obvious, any faction would try to use it as a bargaining chip during their negotiations.
If the spirit qi crystals were better able to hide the aura of the spirit qi, Lin Yuan could take out the spirit qi crystals while other experts were present without worrying that doing so would place a target on his back.
Once Kong Huan’s hand touched the spirit qi crystal, her body shuddered.
She would never have expected such a small crystal to contain such concentrated spirit qi energy!
Lin Yuan had asked her how many spirit qi crystals she needed in order to evolve her bloodline, but she could not give him a definitive answer before absorbing its spirit qi. This was because she had never absorbed such pure spirit qi before in her life.
“My Lord, I need to absorb the spirit qi crystal before coming up with an exact number. Once I’ve absorbed it and estimated the extent to which my bloodline has improved, I will be able to estimate a calculation.”
Lin Yuan nodded and replied, “Then you can go ahead and absorb it now! But before I give you more spirit qi crystals, you have to allow me to place my divine kingdom’s imprint on your divine kingdom and merge your fountain of faith with mine!”
The meaning behind Lin Yuan’s words was clear. He wanted to have complete and utter control over Kong Huan.
Kong Huan had already expected Lin Yuan to make such a request.
This was a humiliating act, and there were very few people from the Sky Beyond the Clouds who would agree to it.
Kong Huan had not even asked Fan Lou to swear his loyalty to her through his divine kingdom when she first took control of him. Otherwise, he would never have been able to betray her!
If Lin Yuan had made this request outright from the beginning, Kong Huan might not have agreed. After all, unlike Fan Lou, who was indecisively shifting between her and Feng Qing, she had the pride of an expert. Hence, she could not easily throw her pride aside to curry favor with others.
But now, Lin Yuan was giving her the chance to evolve her bloodline. On top of that, he was offering such pure spirit qi.
Based on the resources that Lin Yuan was offering, Kong Huan could guess the level of power that Lin Yuan wielded.
If he did not possess a large volume of such pure spirit qi, he would never be willing to give her the chance to use it. She was nothing more than a captive.
Lin Yuan was very generous. Kong Huan believed that he would definitely be able to bring enormous blessings to the Alluring Foxes.
Moreover, Lin Yuan possessed the Alluring Soul bloodline, which inconspicuously influenced Kong Huan and made it very difficult for her to say no to him.
There were plenty of potential benefits, and nothing worse could come out of this.
Kong Huan immediately said, “My Lord, I can swear my loyalty to you on my divine kingdom even if I don’t absorb the spirit qi crystal!”
To Kong Huan’s memory, Lin Yuan was not strong. He had not even reached the level of being able to open his divine kingdom.
But since he had made such a request, it meant he had already opened his divine kingdom.
Kong Huan thought, This Lord I’m about to pledge my loyalty to must be a sly fox who likes to hide his true power to deceive others.
Kong Huan could not think of any other reasons.
She summoned a miniature version of her divine kingdom from her soul.
A kingdom shrouded in amber light appeared in front of Lin Yuan. It looked like an intricate model.
When Lin Yuan looked closer at the divine kingdom, he realized he could look at its details by directing his spiritual energy at one of its parts.
Lin Yuan suddenly discovered that Kong Huan’s divine kingdom had deriviated to a considerable extent but it did not have any holy spirits.
Moreover, her divine kingdom had reached Higher Divine Kingdom but was not even 1/5 the size of his divine kingdom. However, it was still much larger and more abundant than the divine kingdoms of Green Vine, Blackie, the Jasmine Lily, and Merciful Soul, who had only just evolved to World Emperor/Divine Kingdom!
Lin Yuan never expected his divine kingdom level to exceed that of a Divine Kingdom expert by such a large extent!
Kong Huan could sense that Lin Yuan was investigating her divine kingdom.
As the owner of the divine kingdom, Kong Huan had the ability to destroy Lin Yuan’s spiritual energy that was infesting her divine kingdom. Not only did she not do this, but she intentionally put her divine kingdom on display as well.
Kong Huan was very proud of the development of her divine kingdom.
Once Lin Yuan finished looking through Kong Huan’s divine kingdom, he asked, “Your divine kingdom has already reached the Higher Divine Kingdom level. How long will it take before your divine kingdom advances?”
Suddenly, Kong Huan did not know how to reply to Lin Yuan.
Faith power was needed to evolve one’s divine kingdom. The purer the faith that another lifeform felt toward one, the more faith power they would supply.
The species in the Sky Beyond the Clouds sought faith more than resources.
The Snow-Covered Foxes took in many dependent species from various universes because they wanted to obtain the dependent species’ faith power.
Faith power would only arise when a lifeform truly submitted to another lifeform. Hence, it was very difficult to obtain faith power by force.
Around 20,000,000 years ago, one of the Bloodians’ branches had gone down the wrong path. They had been powerful and captured weaker branches by force before using various extreme tactics to force these weaker branches to give up their faith power.
At first, using force to extract faith power had been effective. But as time went on, the forcefully extracted faith power had affected the roots of these Bloodians and led to the demise of these once-famous Bloodians.
After this incident, there were no more instances of unorthodox methods being used to obtain faith power.
The Alluring Foxes had a substantial internal conflict. Kong Huan’s influence had significantly diminished, so she obtained faith power at a much slower rate than before.
The Sky Beyond the Clouds’ districts had a pyramid structure. The more powerful the species, the easier it would be for them to obtain faith power.
The weaker species would not dare to nurture dependent species in the same carefree manner that the powerful species did.
If a species had a number of dependent species that did not match their power, it would not be long before trouble struck!
Given the circumstances, if she had not met Lin Yuan, Kong Huan believed that she would not be able to evolve her divine kingdom even after hundreds of thousands of years passed.
Even evolving to Pinnacle Divine Kingdom was a goal nowhere in sight, much less evolving above the Divine Kingdom level!
But now that she met Lin Yuan, if her bloodline could reach Alluring Soul grade, there would be no Alluring Fox that could touch her position.
Once the Alluring Foxes went to the North Universe, she would be able to use her Alluring Soul bloodline to flourish. Her Divine Kingdom level might be able to evolve after a few tens of thousands of years. As for above the Divine Kingdom level, she could not dream of reaching that level even if her bloodline reached Alluring Soul grade.
Kong Huan truthfully told Lin Yuan about her situation, and he nodded.
However, his furrowed brow did not relax.
When Spring saw this, she guessed that Lin Yuan wanted to obtain information from Kong Huan’s answers.
Spring thought a little deeper and guessed that Lin Yuan wanted to ask what was after the Divine Kingdom level.
Spring told Lin Yuan through her soul voice, “Lord Saint, after the Divine Kingdom level, there is the Holy Spirit level. The most basic requirement for the Holy Spirit level is the presence of a holy spirit that manages the divine kingdom on the owner’s behalf. Once one reaches the Holy Spirit level, one will have the right to venture out of the Sky Beyond the Clouds!”
When Lin Yuan heard this, not only did his eyebrows not relax, but they were furrowed even deeper.
At that moment, Lin Yuan realized that his divine kingdom was utterly disorderly! His divine kingdom already had a holy spirit!
Technically, he was already a Holy Spirit expert.
However, his true power was only at the birth horoscope level.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter had never asked about his divine kingdom and did not know the exact circumstances of his divine kingdom. Otherwise, they would already have mentioned the level above the Divine Kingdom level to him.
There was no way that having such a divine kingdom could be a bad thing.
Lin Yuan had already accepted his status as the Saint. It was likely that this was a gift left behind by his previous life.
Going forward, Lin Yuan was going to attempt to use his fountain of faith to find ways to take control of the fountains of faith of other Divine Kingdom experts.
He could show his uncertainty to Kong Huan because his bloodline was sufficient to induce her submission.
However, there was no way that he could show his uncertainty to Fan Lou. When it came to someone like Fan Lou, who was always seeking out the most powerful entities, he could only keep Fan Lou in line by putting on as strong of a front as he could!
Lin Yuan’s spiritual energy landed on Kong Huan’s fountain of faith, and he circulated his divine kingdom.
In an instant, powerful faith power burst out from Lin Yuan’s fountain of faith and enveloped Kong Huan’s fountain of faith.
Without Lin Yuan having to do anything, his fountain of faith left an imprint on Kong Huan’s fountain of faith.
With this imprint, Lin Yuan could use his fountain of faith to seal off all the faith power in Kong Huan’s fountain of faith.
The instant Lin Yuan activated his divine kingdom to control Kong Huan, she sensed a special aura from his divine kingdom. A moment later, Kong Huan felt certain that this was the aura of a holy spirit!
There were Holy Spirit experts in the Honor Absent Palace, and Kong Huan had sensed the aura of holy spirits in the past, so she was not unfamiliar with it.
Since she sensed the aura of a holy spirit, it meant that Lin Yuan had to be a Holy Spirit expert at the very least. It also was possible he was even more powerful. This was because the holy spirit aura she sensed from his divine kingdom was even stronger than any holy spirit aura she had sensed in the past.
The faith power in Lin Yuan’s fountain of faith was extremely pure. Kong Huan was very curious to find out how he had obtained such pure faith power.
Just how many dependent species did he have to take in to attain such pure faith power?
Lin Yuan did not know what Kong Huan was thinking. If he did, he would mumble to himself, “Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter have provided way too much faith power to me!”
The faith power from the four of them had caused the volume of faith power in Lin Yuan’s fountain of faith to multiply many times.