After Yang Kai told Zhu Qing about cultivating the Dragon Blood Flower, Zhu Qing was both happy and worried.
She was overjoyed because if Yang Kai could really fulfill the Second Elder’s request, then Dragon Island would no longer have any reason to make things difficult for him. Even if he wanted to enter Dragon Temple, the second elder had no right to stop him.
What she was worried about was whether Yang Kai’s body would be able to handle it. Since he wanted to cultivate the Dragon Blood Flower, he naturally needed to release a large amount of blood. Although Yang Kai’s cultivation wasn’t low, the amount of blood needed to grow the Dragon Blood Flower was not small.
After some persuasion, Yang Kai decided to try his best to make up for the loss of Dragon Blood Flower. With no result, Zhu Qing had no choice but to listen to him. On the other hand, that night, she did her best to flatter him, completely putting down the Dragoness’ pride and making Yang Kai feel comfortable.
The next day, Yang Kai flew alone towards the Spirit Island where Dragon Blood Flower was being cultivated. Zhu Qing wanted to follow him, but Yang Kai stopped her.
After all, when he was cultivating the Dragon Blood Flower, he needed to constantly release blood from his body. If Zhu Qing were to watch from the side, her heart would definitely ache, so Yang Kai naturally wouldn’t bring her along. If he was unable to do so, it would be disastrous.
Yang Kai wasn’t unfamiliar with the location of the Spirit Island; after all, he had been led by Fu Ling the last time.
Fu Ling had made a mistake and was now being punished. At this moment, the one looking at Spirit Defending Island was the 6th order Green Dragon, Fu Qi!
The last time he had gone to Half Dragon City, he had brought hundreds of Dragon Descendants back to Dragon Island. At that time, Fu Qi had been insufferably arrogant and awe-inspiring, but today he had been waiting at the island’s edge.
Seeing Yang Kai fly through the air, he quickly flew up and greeted him with a smile, “Brother Yang!”
Yang Kai looked him up and down and said with a faint smile, “Brother Fu Qi, why are you here?”
Fu Qi said, “Under the orders of the Elder, we are here to guard Dragon Blood Island while waiting for Brother Yang’s arrival.” He paused for a moment before continuing, “I heard that Brother Yang has decided to cultivate Dragon Blood Flowers here? Are you planning to reproduce the size of the Spirit Flowers on Dragon Blood Island?”
Yang Kai gritted his teeth and said, “En, that’s true.”
Suddenly, he felt a little regretful. The Dragon Blood Flower had been stolen by him, and now he had to restore it. Was this the same as shooting himself in the foot? Stealing the Dragon Blood Flower had been a pleasant experience, but why did he have to come here to suffer?
But now that things had come to this point and he had spoken such big words, if he went back on his word now, he would feel like he was slapping himself in the face. Whether he succeeded or not, he had to try. If he really failed, there was nothing he could do.
Fu Qi’s expression brightened as he said, “Brother Yang is righteous. Many of my brothers and sisters in my generation thank Brother Yang.” His ranking among the Dragon Race was considered low, after all, he only had a Sixth-Order Bloodline, so the Dragon Blood Flower had a great effect on him. When he heard that the Dragon Blood Flower had almost been completely wiped out by Yang Kai, his heart was filled with hatred. Without the Dragon Blood Flower, it would be extremely difficult for his Sixth-Order Bloodline to improve. Even if the accumulation of time could purify his bloodline, it would take thousands of years to accumulate. Such a time is long even for the Dragon Race.
Now that he heard that Yang Kai was going to cultivate the Dragon Blood Flower, he was naturally overjoyed. As long as Yang Kai could restore the scale of the Dragon Blood Flower, all of his past grievances would be nothing.
Yang Kai raised his hand and said, “I can’t guarantee it will work, but I’ll try my best.”
Fu Qi said, “Great Elder said that the Dragon Descendants of Half Dragon City are under Brother Yang’s command. If there is a need, I can bring them over right now.”
“What do we need them for?” Yang Kai curled his lips. The Dragon Blood Flower on Dragon Island had always been nurtured by the blood of half Dragon City’s Dragon Descendants, so its effects were slow and time-consuming. Yang Kai was well aware of this point. If that was the case, although he could reproduce the Dragon Blood Flower’s original size, it would likely take him many years.
Rolling his eyes, he asked, “Did Great Elder say that the Dragon Race on Dragon Island is also under my command?”
Fu Qi was startled, “Brother Yang wants to…”
Yang Kai said, “Since Dragon Blood Flower needs Dragon Blood to be cultivated, the pure Dragon Blood should have a better effect than those half-dragon bloodlines. En, Brother Fu Qi seems to be full of energy and has a ruddy complexion, so it shouldn’t be a problem for him to release some of his blood. How about we start with you?”
As soon as these words came out, Fu Qi’s expression changed drastically as he took a few steps back and stared at Yang Kai vigilantly, “No, no.”
Fu Qi hurriedly said, “Us Dragon Race ingesting the Dragon Blood Flower is to improve our bloodline and increase its purity. If we were to really use our blood to cultivate the Dragon Blood Flower, it would cause our bloodline to regress. This method is not worth it.”
“There’s such a thing?” Yang Kai was shocked. If that was the case, wouldn’t his bloodline also regress if he released his blood? Now that he had used the Dragon Transformation Art, his half dragon body would also shrink.
In an instant, Yang Kai had the intention to retreat. Although he wanted to make up for the losses suffered by the Dragon Race and make Fu Zhun speechless, if he really damaged his own interests and strength, he would never allow it.
Seemingly sensing Yang Kai’s thoughts, Fu Qi said, “Brother Yang doesn’t need to worry about your own problems. The Great Elder said that if it was you, you would definitely be different from the other Dragon Race masters.”
Yang Kai glanced at him, “How can Great Elder be so certain?”
Fu Qi smiled awkwardly, “Great Elder said so, I’m not too sure.”
Yang Kai’s heart was immediately filled with anxiety. The Great Elder naturally said this to comfort him. In any case, he wasn’t a pure Dragon Race, so his bloodline regressing had nothing to do with the Dragon Race.
The old man seemed to be quite good, but he was actually just as evil as that old witch.
Seeing Yang Kai’s gloomy expression, Fu Qi knew that things weren’t looking good. If Yang Kai really decided to let this matter go, it would be over. He immediately said, “Brother Yang, if you feel that something is wrong, why don’t you give it a try first? If your bloodline is really damaged, it won’t be too late to stop. I’m sure you can clearly feel the condition of your bloodline.”
Yang Kai’s expression relaxed slightly as he nodded, “Good point, there’s no time to lose, I’ll try now.”
“Brother Yang, please!”
The two of them entered Dragon Blood Island side by side, and Yang Kai was quite familiar with this place. Dragon Blood Island’s Spirit Qi was abundant, and it could be said to be one of the few Spirit Islands in the entire Dragon Palace with the densest Spirit Qi. After all, it was a place to cultivate Dragon Blood Flowers, so how could the Spirit Qi not be rich?
The entire Spirit Island also had a strange dark red color, as if it had been soaked in blood, and the air was filled with a faint bloody smell. This bloody smell was not unpleasant, but instead had a strange fragrance.
Strange Spirit Arrays could be seen everywhere. These Spirit Arrays were set up to extract the Blood Essence of the Dragon Descendants. When Li Jiao was brought here, he was locked in a Spirit Array and when the Spirit Array was activated, the Blood Essence in Li Jiao’s body was drawn out uncontrollably to nourish the Dragon Blood Flower growing on this island.
Fortunately, Yang Kai had arrived in time, otherwise Li Jiao’s cultivation would have fallen. Even so, he had only been able to recover after obtaining some Dragon Blood Flower, and his bloodline had even improved. This was a blessing in disguise.
Fu Qi, who was accompanying Yang Kai, stared at him and said, “Currently, there are only a hundred or so Dragon Blood Flowers left on this island, and most of them aren’t even top grade, only a few of them are low grade Dragon Blood Flowers. If we want to restore them, we will need Brother Yang’s help.”
In his heart, he was also filled with resentment. The culprit who had caused this situation was right in front of him, but the Great Elder had sent a message asking him to cooperate with him.
What was Great Elder thinking?
Listening to Fu Qi’s words, Yang Kai simply nodded lightly, not feeling the slightest bit embarrassed, as if he didn’t know any of this.
The so-called unranked Dragon Blood Flower was still in its growth stage and had not fully matured. Even if it was consumed, it would not be of much use and would only be a waste of natural resources. Only the advanced Dragon Blood Flower would be useful to the Dragon Race’s bloodline.
Low-grade, Mid-grade, High-grade, and supreme-grade were the rarest of these four grades. Yang Kai had picked two of them last time and heard from Fu Ling that they were specially reserved by the Great Elder and Second Elder, so they wanted to wait a few more days before taking them, but who would have thought they would be a bargain for Yang Kai?
After walking for a while, Yang Kai stopped, rubbed his fists, and whispered, “Let’s begin.”
He also wanted to know how effective his Blood Essence was to Dragon Blood Flower.
With a wave of his Divine Sense, he flipped his palm and a Dragon Blood Flower appeared on his palm. This was the fruit he had obtained from the medicine garden.
Yang Kai had stolen so many Dragon Blood Flowers last time, so he didn’t have the time to take all of them. He only used up all the top-grade and middle grade. The low-grade ones, keeping them and transplanting them into his medicine garden.
The flower was red in color, as if it had been soaked in fresh blood, emitting a faint but pure dragon might.
Fu Qi’s breathing quickened as he called out, “Mid-Grade Dragon Blood Flower!”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Mid-grade?”
How could it be a Mid-Grade pill? He clearly remembered the last time he had consumed all the Dragon Blood Flowers above the Mid-Grade, and it wasn’t used for Pill Refining, but the kind he had swallowed whole. At that time, time had been too tight, and although the High-Grade and Top-Grade pills had all been used for Pill Refining, he hadn’t had the time to refine the Mid-Grade ones, so there wasn’t even a single Mid-Grade for pill refining. The only thing he had left was the Low-Grade Dragon Blood Flowers.
However, upon closer inspection, whether it was the color or size of the Dragon Blood Flower in his hand, it was undoubtedly a mid-grade one.
Thinking about it, Yang Kai immediately understood.
His own Medicine Garden could be said to be filled with all kinds of treasures, such as the Heavy Soil, many Earth Vein Beads, and the Eternal Tree’s vitality. Now, there was an endless supply of Spirit Qi from the entire world, and the Dragon Blood Flower growing here for a year was equivalent to ten years or more outside.
It had been more than a decade since he left Dragon Island.
In other words, the growth period of these Dragon Blood Flowers had been at least a hundred or even two hundred years.
From Low-Grade to Mid-Grade was quite normal.
“Stop making such a fuss,” Yang Kai sneered, “Have you never eaten a middle-grade Dragon Blood Flower before?”
Fu Qi smiled awkwardly, “I’m only a Sixth-Order Bloodline master, so generally, I only need to consume low-grade one, and occasionally obtain one or two mid-grade pills from time to time. Brother Yang must be laughing at me.”
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