I Have Refined Qi For 3000 Years! - Book 5 Chapter 7
“The map of the Mausoleum of the First Demon Emperor?”
Su Xiangxue asked:
“Where did you learn that we were looking for this thing?”
The Black Snake King smiled and said:
“In this world, not only do you have an intelligence network operating in our sector, we also have an intelligence network in Nine Provinces and Ten Lands.”
Su Xiangxue glanced at Bai Qiuran, and then replied:
“Okay, then I…”
Bai Qiuran raised his hand to interrupt her, then looked at Su Xiangxue and asked:
“Before you consider me, you have to consider whether you want to be the Demon Emperor?”
“Neither the princess nor the Sword Patriarch has to worry about this issue.”
The Black Snake King said:
“Cui Luo has invited the princess to come back several times, but the princess refused to come back to be the crown prince. We are not stupid. Of course, we know that Your Highness has no intention of doing that. Therefore, in this period, Your Highness just needs to serve as our [banner]. After that, whether the princess wants to be an emperor in name only, or directly give up the throne, we have no opinion.”
“So you just want me to come here to be a banner, right?”
Su Xiangxue said lightly.
“Not only that, with you in our camp, we won’t worry about the Sword Patriarch backfiring on us.”
The Black Snake King looked in Bai Qiuran’s direction.
“Now, among the ten demon kings, except for the four of us, are almost divided into two camps. One is the Equality faction headed by the stinky bear, and the other is the joint force of the Ape King and the Dragon King. They supported the illegitimate child of the previous demon emperor, which means the previous demon emperor faction should also fall to that side.”
“The Demon Emperor’s illegitimate child?”
Su Xiangxue was taken aback, and hurriedly asked:
“Who is it?”
“Well… Since your Majesty the Demon Emperor can leave you in the Nine Provinces and Ten Lands after the war, it is not a rare thing to have a bastard child again after returning.”
The Black Snake King glanced at Su Xiangxue.
“I have checked. The kid is indeed the blood of the Demon King. His mother is a black serpent, and he has only three heads, but those three heads have a tendency to transform into dragons. In terms of species, he should be regarded as a three-headed dragon.”
Bai Qiuran said to Su Xiangxue:
“You are going to be a sister.”
Su Xiangxue ignored him.
After hearing the words of the Black Snake King, Bai Qiuran and Su Xiangxue also understood the purpose of the four demon kings in finding them.
The Demon Emperor was dead, and no edict has been issued, so no one has the legitimacy. The position of the Demon Emperor could be regarded as capable. These four guys, led by the Black Snake King, also wanted to give it a try.
But at present, the two camps in the demon world that were most likely to win the position of the demon emperor, one was a successor with the demon emperor’s blood, able to unite with the former demon emperor’s court, and the other was the demon kings who were born in grassroots and did not have noble blood. What they represented was the vast lower-level bloodline demon in the Demon Realm. It’s equal to a direct rebellion, challenging the established rules of the demon royal family.
In this way, the Black Snake King and three other Demon Kings were in a very awkward and delicate position. Upward, although their bloodlines were noble, it’s obvious that they didn’t have royal blood. Downward, they were born noble, so they couldn’t integrate into the ordinary demons and unite them.
Not only the circle of the rich was exclusive, but the circle of the poor also has the same xenophobia. If you didn’t belong to that group, but suddenly wanted to get along with common people, obviously, nobody would believe you.
So just like what Su Xiangxue said, they elected Su Xiangxue as the emperor, just to have sufficient reasons and excuses to participate in this civil war for the throne.
As for combat power, the combined combat power of their four kings was indeed inferior to both the elite soldiers of the court and the vast number of demon civilians, but as long as Bai Qiuran was on their side, that’s no longer a problem.
After the Black Snake King finished speaking, he didn’t interrupt anymore, leaving enough time for the two to consider.
Bai Qiuran communicated with Wise Immortal who was dismantled by him and put it next to the small table. He asked him to help examine the fragment of the map held by the demon maid, and Wise Immortal told him that the fragment was indeed real.
He informed Su Xiangxue of the result, and after a while, Miss Su nodded to the Black Snake King.
“I can make this deal with you and become your [banner], but I will not follow your command.”
“It doesn’t matter, the princess only needs to sit in the back and have fun.”
Hearing Su Xiangxue’s answer, Black Snake King’s face eased.
As the closest to the Nine Provinces and Ten Lands in the demon world, their intelligence network in there was also the strongest among the demon race. As early as hundreds of years ago, the intelligence network has passed back information about the close relationship between Demon Princess Su Xiangxue and Sword Patriarch.
If Su Xiangxue agreed to join, Bai Qiuran would naturally stay and help her.
So the Black Snake King looked at Bai Qiuran.
“Sword Patriarch, what do you say?”
Bai Qiuran did not pay attention to him but looked at Su Xiangxue, and Su Xiangxue also turned her head and looked straight at him.
After the two looked at each other for a few seconds, Bai Qiuran looked back and replied:
“I can’t help you directly claim the throne, as I am a human after all, but I can enter the battlefield randomly after you fight, and defeat both camps that oppose you.”
The Black Snake King was a bit hesitant. It could be seen that this suspicious Demon King remained skeptical of what Bai Qiuran said. He was extremely afraid that Bai Qiuran would backfire him at that time.
At this time, the big man with a sharp mouth and teeth next to him also whispered:
“When allying with tigers, be careful. Sword Patriarch has never been an honest person.”
“You Demon Kings always speak ill of me behind my back.”
Bai Qiuran said leisurely:
“Our human cultivators are different from you. We emphasize the comprehensive development of morality, intelligence, physicality, art, and labor, and focus on mental state training. Those who achieve great success, let alone telling lies, even if you point to our nose to curse, we will not get angry. No matter how I do, I will never lie to juniors. Your brother Bai always treats people with sincerity.”
“Black Snake King, Sword Patriarch is willing to help you defeat the enemy, which is equivalent to saying that the victory has been handed over to your hands.”
Su Xiangxue also spoke out:
“If you can’t even clean up the defeated soldiers, even if you win the world, it won’t last long.”
“Indeed, I can’t ask you too much, after all, we are the weak.”
The Black Snake King sat upright and said to Bai Qiuran:
“Then the transaction will be established like this. The four of us used the map fragments of the First Ancestor Demon Emperor’s Mausoleum to exchange the name of the princess and the sword of the Sword Patriarch in the civil war to help us win.”