When the Orange Star Emissary uttered these words, the whole Coliseum of the Martial Market stirred up again.
“Zhang Ruochen, the king of the new generation, really lives up to his reputation. He defeated Lu Fantian in 11 moves and an Emissary of Black Market Excellence Hall in 10.”
“He’s too strong! The two battles will surely be published in the next issue of the Eastern Region Report .”
At that moment, someone remembered the bet Zhang Ruochen and the Orange Star Emissary had made before the battle.
Duanmu Xingling stood up with a smile. “Orange Star Emissary, you said that if you’re defeated by Zhang Ruochen, you would be at his disposal. Are you going to keep your word?”
The Orange Star Emissary took a long hard look at Duanmu Xingling. “I did say this. I won’t go back on my words.”
Everybody was curious about how Zhang Ruochen would dispose of the Orange Star Emissary.
After all, it was a great merit to catch an Emissary of the Black Market Excellence Hall. The Martial Market Bank and the Saint Academy would award huge prizes.
It was assumed that Zhang Ruochen would send the Orange Star Emissary to the Law Enforcement Hall of the Martial Market Bank and exchange her for merits.
Just then, a loud noise came from outside the Coliseum.
A group of officers and soldiers in armor and tabard rushed in from outside.
They lined up in two columns. All had reached the Heaven Realm. Each had a strong murderous feeling.
A stout wild man walked out from the center of the two columns, with his hands clasped behind his back.
His eyes radiated vigor. He had a straight nose and prominent cheekbones. His facial features were as if they had been split and chiseled by knife and ax. He was very masculine.
It’s Bu Qianfan, one of the Six Great Kings of the new generation.
“How can the sergeant of Tianwei Camp come to the Coliseum of the Martial Market?” A young handsome man glanced at the two lines of sergeants and immediately recognized their identities.
Tianwei Camp of the Ministry of War. Its name reverberated like thunder.
“Don’t you see that person walking in the forefront? He wears the Head of a Hundred Bannermen’s Silverfish Treasure Armor. He has an extraordinary temperament. He’s barely reached the age of 20.”
“Only Bu Qianfan could become the Head of a Hundred Bannermen of Tianwei Camp at 20 years old.”
“What? Bu Qianfan.”
“Probably, Bu Qianfan has come to the Coliseum of the Martial Market looking for Zhang Ruochen. How interesting! Both of them are kings of the new generation. A fight between them would surely be awesome.”
“In fact, Zhang Ruochen and Bu Qianfan have fought before on the Stairway to Heaven. Only at the time, they didn’t use their full strength, so the winner wasn’t identified.”
All the warriors present were excited. They were eager to watch a battle between Zhang Ruochen and Bu Qianfan.
Some young warriors admired Zhang Ruochen, while others worshiped Bu Qianfan, the young God of War.
Zhang Ruochen also saw Bu Qianfan come in. He quickly took out his sword and hit vital a point on the Orange Star Emissary’s nine Meridian acupoints to freeze her.
Although the Orange Star Emissary could not move, she showed a strange look when she noticed Bu Qianfan. Her eyes were squinted so tightly they nearly shut.
Bu Qianfan looked first at the Orange Star Emissary, then at Zhang Ruochen. “Zhang Ruochen, can I talk to you privately?”
Zhang Ruochen had an amazing observation ability. He was aware of the strangeness in Bu Qianfan’s stare.
Zhang Ruochen had a hunch that Bu Qianfan’s visit to the Coliseum had something to do with the Orange Star Emissary, rather than to challenge him.
Zhang Ruochen nodded and stepped off the Coliseum.
Bu Qianfan took the initiative to walk up to him. A powerful Genuine Qi released from his body and formed a spherical domain enveloping the two men.
He transmitted sound with sound waves. He secretly said, “Zhang Ruochen, I’d like to save the Orange Star Emissary. What are your conditions? Just tell me.”
It was true.
Zhang Ruochen was not surprised. He looked Bu Qianfan in the eye. “Why?”
Bu Qianfan mused for a moment, there was a tenderness in his eyes. “Don’t you want to know why I was defeated by Di Yi? It’s because of her. She’s a flaw in my heart.”
“It turns out it was for a woman.”
Zhang Ruochen smiled, but he did not know whether he was laughing at Bu Qianfan or himself.
As the old saying goes, the hero is saddened by beauty!
Even Bu Qianfan, a strong-willed lion-hearted warrior, could be trapped in love.
Zhang Ruochen said, “Okay! I can spare her life, but I have a condition.”
“What’s your condition?” Bu Qianfan asked.
Zhang Ruochen said, “Source of Spiritual Fire, one of the Five Elements Spirit Treasures. If you bring it to me, I’ll give her to you.”
Zhang Ruochen had already obtained three of the Five Elements Spirit Treasures. With the addition of the Bloody Saint-cultivating Soil mastered by Duanmu Xingling, he only lacked the Source of Spiritual Fire.
Saint Bu Gentry had obtained the right to manage the Five Elements Primitive World. Bu Qianfan could certainly collect a large amount of the Source of Spiritual Fire. With his status, it would not be difficult.
Therefore, this condition put forward by Zhang Ruochen was not excessive.
Killing the Orange Star Emissary would bring Zhang Ruochen a few rewards at best. Those rewards were unlikely to be as precious as the Source of Spiritual Fire.
Moreover, with her status in the Black Market, there was sure to be a great power behind the Orange Star Emissary.
To kill her would mean offending that power. They would definitely eliminate him at all costs.
Since Bu Qianfan had volunteered to ask him, Zhang Ruochen did not mind doing him a favor at a small cost.
Bu Qianfan breathed a sigh of relief. “I owe you a favor. In the future, if you need any help, please come to the Tianwei Camp of the Ministry of War to find me.”
Having said this, Bu Qianfan recovered his Genuine Qi and took the sergeants of Tianwei Camp to turn and leave the Coliseum.
The Orange Star Emissary was Bu Qianfan’s Martial Arts flaw. She was irreplaceable to him.
If Zhang Ruochen had asked him to exchange all Five Elements Spirit Treasures, he certainly would have not frowned, never mind one Source of Spiritual Fire.
If Zhang Ruochen had refused to release the Orange Star Emissary, Bu Qianfan would definitely have used force to take her.
“What happened? Why has Bu Qianfan left?”
“I can’t believe Bu Qianfan left after saying a few words to Zhang Ruochen. This isn’t his style.”
“What exactly did they talk about?”
Everyone was very curious about what had happened.
They had used sound wave, so no one had heard their conversation.
Xie Yun’an came over and stood beside Zhang Ruochen. “Brother Zhang, do you want to put the Orange Star Emissary into the Deadlock of the Law Enforcement Hall now?”
Although the Orange Star Emissary had been caught by Zhang Ruochen, they were in the Coliseum of the Martial Market, within Xie Yun’an’s jurisdiction. If the Orange Star Emissary was sent to the Law Enforcement Hall, Xie Yun’an would share the merits.
It was precisely because of this that he was extremely eager to behead the Orange Star Emissary.
Zhang Ruochen looked at Xie Yun’an. “Why should I put her into the Deadlock? I caught her, she’s at my disposal.”
Xie Yun’an felt a little awkward and quickly said, “The Orange Star Emissary is an important person. The masters of the Black Market will not let this go easily. It’s safer to send her to the Law Enforcement Hall. If they send someone to rescue her…”
Zhang Ruochen immediately interrupted him, saying, “Say no more. I have my own arrangements.”
He took the Orange Star Emissary to leave the Coliseum of the Martial Market.
Xie Yun’an wanted to stop them, but he dared not offend Zhang Ruochen too much.
A warrior of the Martial Market Bank came over and stood beside Xie Yun’an, whispering, “Elder Xie, what should we do now?”
Xie Yun’an’s eyes were sunken and he revealed a somewhat eccentric smile. “Zhang Ruochen is a hot-blooded young man. Although he’s talented, he is still a man. He must take a fancy to the Orange Star Emissary and have wicked thoughts.”
“An evil woman of the Black Market is extremely cunning. If Zhang Ruochen is tempted by her, she’s likely to escape.” The warrior was worried.
Xie Yun’an nodded and looked dignified. “We must not let that evil woman escape because of Zhang Ruochen’ selfish desire. Go to the Law Enforcement Hall now and ask Master of the Hall to take the woman personally. Only he can suppress Zhang Ruochen. I’ll immediately bring people to the Courier Station of Martial Market, where he lives. We can’t allow that evil woman to escape.”
The warrior immediately jumped onto the back of a beast and whipped it. He rushed out heading toward the Law Enforcement Hall.
“Come with me.”
Xie Yun’an brought dozens of warriors trained by the Law Enforcement Hall. They gathered around Zhang Ruochen and the Orange Star Emissary like an iron bucket, for fear that the evil woman would escape.
Duanmu Xingling also followed, watching from a distance. She was quite puzzled, “What on earth is the matter?”
People thought Zhang Ruochen was not sending the Orange Star Emissary to the Law Enforcement Hall because he coveted her beauty and was stirred with carnal desire.
But, Duanmu Xingling knew better. She knew Zhang Ruochen.
She knew that he was not such a person.
Back at the Courier Station of Martial Market, Zhang Ruochen brought the Orange Star Emissary to his room.
He closed the door and calmly sat on a chair. He glanced at the Orange Star Emissary and placed his finger in a random spot to unlock one Meridian seal.
The Orange Star Emissary regained feeling in her four limbs. She flexed her wrists and went to the window. She sneered. “What did he promise you?”