I Have Countless Clones - Chapter 333
A novel by the same Author of Reaper of the Drifting Moon and the same universe:
Chapter 333: Get Up Where You Fall (1)
Translator: Henyce Translations Editor: Henyoe Translations
“I’m Shan Huachuan. Please forgive me for taking the liberty to visit you!”
The person who spoke was about 30 years old. His appearance was ordinary, and there was nothing outstanding about him.
However, his thick aura couldn’t be overlooked. His cultivation was clearly higher than Shan Wenqis. He was at least at the fifth or sixth level of the Spirit Nurturing Stage!
Lin Shen’s expression didn’t change as he calmly led Shan Huachuan into the Cave Abode.
Shan Huachuan didn’t put on airs just because of his cultivation.
Firstly, he was here to ask for a favor.
Secondly, according to Li Mengfei and the others, Lin Shen defeated Shan Wenqi without breaking a sweat. It was obvious that he didn’t use his full strength.
If Lin Shen used his full strength, Shan Huachuan felt the two of them might be at the same level.
Hence, although Shan Huachuan was a senior with a higher cultivation level, he didn’t dare to underestimate Lin Shen. He had long treated Lin Shen as an equal.
When they arrived at the guest tea room, the two of them sat down. Seeing that Lin Shen remained indifferent and silent, Shan Huachuan could only take the initiative to speak.
“Brother Lin, I’m here on the orders of the family head. Shan Wenqi is young and insensible. He overestimated himself and offended you. The family has already punished him, and I’m here to apologize to you on behalf of the family. 1 hope you can be magnanimous and not fuss over this matter! ‘1
Shan Huachuans expression was sincere, and his tone was even subtly humble.
Given his status as a mid-stage Spirit Nurturing Stage cultivator master, his attitude was undoubtedly very sincere.
However, Lin Shen waved his hand and said seriously,
“There’s no need to go that far. Deacon Shan, Shan Wenqi and 1 had a gambling competition. It was a fair game following rhe sect’s rules. It wasn’t an ordinary conflict. There’s no right or wrong. If I had lost, I would have to admit that my skills are inferior. 1 would definitely not have any complaints.”
Lin Shen wasn’ t stupid. How could he not understand what Shan Huachuan was getting at?
He was trying to make the battle an ordinary conflict. This way, the Shan family would have a reason to ask Lin Shen to return Gale Island to them.
If Lin Shen didn’t agree, the Shan family might even plot against him in secret.
Therefore, he couldn’t fall into the trap. He had to gain the upper hand.
Shan Huachuan s expression was a little stiff.
He had indeed tried to trick Lin Shen.
However, although Lin Shen was young, he didn’t get carried away at all. Instead, he was very vigilant and didn’t give Shan Huachuan a chance.
Shan Huachuan couldn’t help bur nod to himself. It wasn’t a surprise that Shan Wenqi would be defeated by Lin Shen.
Since they were all sensible people, there was no point in continuing the riddle. Therefore, Shan Huachuan cupped his hands and apologized, “It was my fault. Brother Lin, do forgive me.”
After a pause, he seemed to choose his words carefully before continuing,
“Since Shan Wenqi lost in the gambling competition, according to the sect rules, Gale Island naturally belongs to you. The Shan family is one of rhe five great families in Dragonside City. We definitely won’t cause trouble for no reason.
“However, our family has been working on the island for a long time and spent a lot of manpower and resources to build a large herb garden. Apart from Shan Wenqi, there are more than ten other clansmen who need to use the spiritual essence of Gale Island to cultivate. Therefore, Brother Lin, please be magnanimous. Our family is willing to offer pills, Dharma treasures, cultivation techniques, and secret manuals to get Gale Island back. Brother Lin, feel free to ask for anything you need!”
Lin Shen thought to himself.
His senior sister was right. The Shan family couldn’t bear to abandon Gale Island. In order to take back this Cave Abode, they even behaved in such a humble way.
To be honest, with Goldstream Isle in hand, Lin Shen didn’t think much of Gale Island.
After all, he couldn’t cultivate in two Cave Abodes at the same time.
Moreover, Cave Abodes were scarce in the sect, and many core disciples were eager to obtain one.
Other people wouldn’t like the fact that he occupied two Cave Abodes. He might attract trouble sooner or later.
Although he wasn’t afraid of trouble, it would be annoying if there was too much trouble.
it would be great if he could exchange Gale Island for practical cultivation resources.
Therefore, when Xia Mengran suggested exchanging Gale Island for the Star Sword Pill, Lin Shen agreed immediately.
Thoughts raced through his mind, but Lin Shen remained unperturbed. He smiled and said,
“Alright, 1 agree!”
Shan Huachuan was overjoyed and immediately said, “I wonder if there are any Dharma treasures, pills, or cultivation technique manuals you want.”
“I just want one thing.”
“I want the Star Sword Pill.”
Shan Huachuan s smile instantly froze, and he looked dumbfounded.
When he came back to his senses, his first reaction was to deny that the Shan family had a Star Sword Pill. However, when he saw Lin Shen’s half-smile, he swallowed those words.
Since Lin Shen had specified that he wanted the Star Sword Pill, it meant that he had learned through reliable channels that the Shan family had asked the Star Sword Sect for the Star Sword Pill. The information might even come from Master Yu. In that case, there was no point in denying it.
Originally, Shan Huachuan wanted to take advantage of Lin Shen’s young age and wanted to pay for some resources to buy back Gale Island. He never thought that Lin Shen had his eyes on the Star Sword Pill.
Thinking of this, Shan Huachuan couldn’t help but smile bitterly.
“Brother Lin, our family head begged for the Star Sword Pill on behalf of a clansman who cultivated the flying sword technique. It already has an owner. How about something else?”
The Star Sword Pill was extremely precious. Shan Huachuan knew that his family would never agree to exchange it for Gale Island.
Lin Shen said calmly, “In that case, I have nothing else to say..”