The Linlang Empire’s territory was vast, divided into nine continents.
Of these, the three continents south of the Central Plains have been encroached upon by the Demonic path, while the remaining six continents are under the control of the imperial dynasty.
The Northern Region, located in the northern part of the Chengtian Continent, contained 18 cities and was a truly fertile and prosperous land.
Su Shi and Cen Yiren flew along the shortest route with little rest, but it took them three days to reach the border of the Northern Region.
The size of the Nine Continents was evident.
The two people flew above the night sky, looking at the snow-covered city beneath their feet.
“Finally, we’re here.”
Cen Yiren looked a little tired.
Although she had spirit stones to replenish her spirit power and did not lack, she was mentally exhausted after traveling day and night for several days in a row.
But the arrogance in her bones made her steel herself and refuse to rest.
If Su Shi could do it, why couldn’t she do it?
From the bottom of her heart, she didn’t want to be underestimated by this man.
Looking at her pale face, Su Shi said, “It’s not far from Tianqu Mountain, and I’m a bit tired, let’s find an inn to settle in first.”
Cen Yiren breathed a sigh of relief and nodded, “Alright.”
News of the foreign treasures coming out of Tianqu Mountain had spread throughout Nine Regions.
The Demonic path, Righteous path, Imperial dynasty, and scattered cultivators all rushed towards the direction of the Northern Region.
No one wanted to miss the opportunity, even if it was just a sip of soup.
The city was even more crowded, and cultivators with swords and knives could be seen everywhere.
They searched all the inns in the city, but not a single room was available.
Cen Yiren looked tired.
She wanted to take a hot bath and lie down on the bed for a good night’s sleep.
But her mouth said, “Actually, I’m not that tired, so why don’t we go outside the city and find a secluded place to meditate?”
Su Shi ignored her and swept his gaze around.
Suddenly, he saw something and said with a smile, “Come on, I’ve found a good place.”
Cen Yiren was a little confused.
But still, she followed him forward.
Seeing the brightly lit, luxurious and beautiful building in front of her, with the sound of laughter and the rich scent of oil and perfume coming from inside, the corner of Cen Yiren’s mouth twitched.
“Is this what you call a good place?”
Isn’t this a brothel?
How dare this man take her to a dirty place like this!?
Su Shi shook his head and said, “It’s just a place to rest, not as dirty as you think?”
Cen Yiren was still hesitant.
Su Shi reached out, “Are you sure you don’t want to come? Then I can come in and rest myself.”
Cen Yiren said helplessly, “Okay, but we agreed to stay and rest, don’t even think about doing something silly.”
“Don’t worry, I’m not that kind of person.”
Su Shi promised with his mouth full.
The two of them walked into the Spring Breeze Pavilion.
Looking around at the bright and strange scene, Cen Yiren spat darkly.
Although she was not afraid of heaven and earth, this was her first time being in such a place.
The heavily make-up pimp lady smiled as they entered and said enthusiastically, “Hello handsome little brother, you look new here, it’s your first time here, right?”
Seeing Cen Yiren at the side, the pimp’s eyes were surprised.
Is it normal for someone to bring a girl to a brothel?
Su Shi threw a gold bar and said, “I reserved two rooms upstairs, boil two buckets of hot water, and don’t let anyone disturb us.”
Cen Yiren breathed a sigh of relief at his words.
The pimp smiled.
Although both were strange and odd, money was the master, and who would have a problem with gold?
“Customers, please go upstairs.”
The pimp guided them towards the stairs.
At this moment, on the railing of the first floor, an extraordinary woman noticed Su Shi and his pupils contracted suddenly!
So it’s her!
Su Shi seemed to realize it.
He looked up, but only caught a glimpse of her back.
In the room.
Su Shi sat on his knees, feeling the spiritual power flowing freely within his body.
It had to be said that purchasing the Heavenly Sutra was a very wise decision.
With twelve hours of uninterrupted cultivation every day, and with the blessing of a Holy-grade perfect talent, the realm increase could be described as a sudden leap forward.
Not long after he broke through to the Golden Elixir Realm, his cultivation was now completely solid and he was not far from the Middle Stage of the Golden Elixir Realm.
However, to maintain this level of cultivation, relying on the spiritual energy in the air alone was not enough and required the consumption of large amounts of spirit stones.
Fortunately, he had a good harvest in Yulin City, enough to sustain him for some time.
“So it seems that being a Chief Disciple isn’t bad, at the very least, I won’t lack spirit stones.”
Su Shi cupped his chin and silently pondered.
Knock knock knock.
At this moment, there was a knock on the door of the room, “Master, the bath water is ready for you.”
The door to the room was pushed open and two servants walked in carrying a bath bucket, followed by a young girl with a beautiful face.
“Servant An Hongdou have come at your service, Master.”
The woman bowed slightly.
The servants beside her smiled and said, “This is Flower Bath from Spring Breeze Pavilion, have a pleasant evening, Master.”
With that, they retreated.
Only the two of them remained in the room.
Su Shi frowned slightly, “I don’t remember ordering a girl.”
An Hongdou blushed slightly and said shyly, “This servant saw you on the first floor and was attracted to you with just one look, I really couldn’t help it, so I ventured to see you, I hope you won’t be offended.”
Su Shi cupped his chin and nodded, “Understandable, after all, a man as handsome as me is indeed rare.”
An Hongdou hid her mouth and smiled lightly, her eyes flowing, “Your words are so funny.”
She walked behind Su Shi, her slender jade hands massaging his shoulders and neck with just the right amount of force.
Su Shi closed his eyes and looked like he was enjoying himself, “Let’s be clear beforehand, I have no money to give you.”
“To be able to spend a night with a handsome man like you, this servant is even willing to pay you back.”
An Hongdou came to his ear, her voice tugging at his heartstrings, “I am a pure Yueji, but I want to comb for you.”
A Yueji sells her art, not her body. 1
The meaning of “combing” was the first time a woman in a brothel accepted a guest to sleep with her.
She was willing to give herself to Su Shi.
Su Shi appreciated, “Whether it’s your breath or tone of voice, the proportions are well mastered, and it seems like you have gone through rigorous training.”
“But you still have two obvious mistakes.”
An Hongdou froze at his words and said in confusion, “What does master mean?”
“You have hidden your cultivation well, even I didn’t see it at first, but you should never use charm techniques to lure me.”
“Other than that–”
Su Shi smirked, “Those two servants have stayed at the door, I’m afraid they are waiting for your signal, right?”
An Hongdou’s eyes changed.
The dagger slipped from her palm and stabbed him like lightning!
But Su Shi was even faster, grabbing her soft and boneless wrist with one hand.
“This is a brothel, and you’re talking nonsense by saying you don’t need money?”
Su Shi’s smile was ice-cold, “You think I’m stupid?”
The tendon ruptured and her slender arm was instantly broken!
1. It’s equivalent to geisha in Japanese.