Chapter 756: A Special Restaurant
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Two middle aged man with solemn expressions stood on either side of the entrance to the first floor of the Iceflame Restaurant, and they were like two guardians that stood on guard there.
Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu walked side by side and walked in together.
They’d only just entered through the entrance when Duan Ling Tian’s brows couldn’t help but frown because he noticed a trace of an extremely unusual aura.
When his Spiritual Force stretched out, he noticed in the first possible moment that an Inscription Formation was set up at the entrance.
This type of Inscription Formation was only an extremely ordinary Inscription Formation, and the Origin Energy within the bodies of the martial artists that passed through it would resonate with the Inscription Formation.
When a martial artist obtained the acknowledgement of the Inscription Formation, the formation would emit a clear sound to indicate the person was welcome, whereas if it was a martial artist that didn’t obtain the acknowledgement of the Inscription Formation, then the formation would emit a low and displeasing sound that indicated rejection.
All in all, this was an Inscription Formation that could determine a martial artist’s strength.
“This is a restaurant, why does it have an Inscription Formation like this?” Duan Ling Tian was unable to wrap his head around it no matter how he racked his brains, and he walked slowly into the first floor of the Iceflame Pavilion with Feng Tian Wu.
Obviously, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu had obtained the acknowledgement of the Inscription Formation that was set up at the entrance.
Feng Tian Wu looked at Duan Ling Tian just after they entered through the entrance, and she asked with a surprised expression. “Big Brother Duan, aren’t you curious about those two sounds that sounded out when he just entered? Those two sounds only sounded out after we passed through the entrance.”
“Why would I be curious? Isn’t it only a simple Inscription Formation?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
Feng Tian Wu was first stunned when she heard this, and then her beautiful face blushed slightly. “I forget that Big Brother Duan is a formidable Inscription Master.”
“But even though I’m not curious towards that Inscription Formation, why does a mere restaurant have an Inscription Formation like this set up within it? I’m extremely curious about this… Could it be that those martial artists whose cultivation is incapable to obtain the acknowledgement of this Inscription Formation are unable to enter?” Duan Ling Tian revealed a bewildered expression.
As far as he was concerned, the Iceflame Restaurant was a restaurant no matter what. Could it be that martial artists with cultivations that were insufficient to obtain the acknowledgement of the Inscription Formation didn’t have the qualification to enter?
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian had used his Spiritual Force to detect and feel out the Inscription Formation on the first floor’s entrance, and he knew that only martial artists at the first level of the Void Initiation Stage or above could obtain the acknowledgement of the Inscription Formation.
In other words, a clear sound would only sound out when a martial artist at the first level of the Void Initiation Stage or above entered.
If a martial artist below the Void Initiation Stage entered, then a low and displeasing sound would be emitted.
“Big Brother Duan, you’ve really guessed correctly… This Iceflame Restaurant does indeed have a restriction. One must at least be a first level Void Initiation Stage martial artist if one wants to enter and drink wine.” Feng Tian Wu spoke as she turned around to look at the entrance. “You ought to have noticed those two people that were standing outside. If there’re martial artists with cultivations below the Void Initiation Stage, then the martial artists would be directly kicked out by them. These two people are both first level Void Initiation Stage martial artists.”
Feng Tian Wu’s words caused Duan Ling Tian to be speechless.
Even this is possible?
What sort of restaurant is this? They’ve opened their doors, yet want to choose their customers?
“Big Brother Duan, are you thinking that the Iceflame Pavilion’s actions of keeping out most of the customers to truly be unwise?” Feng Tian Wu seemed to have seen through Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts and asked with a light smile on her face.
Duan Ling Tian nodded as he indeed felt like this.
As far as he was concerned, the Iceflame Pavilion was only a restaurant no matter what, and since it had opened its doors to do business, then it couldn’t keep its customers out, right?
In this way, their loss of profit would be extremely great.
“Big Brother Duan, this Iceflame Pavilion is the business under the number one clan of the Darming Dynasty, the Zhao Clan, that provides the greatest profit.” Feng Tian Wu revealed the origins of the Iceflame pavilion.
“The number one clan of the Darming Dynasty?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly shocked in his heart when he heard this.
He naturally knew what the words ‘number one clan in the Darming Dynasty’ meant, it represented the Zhao Clan possessed an extremely lofty status in the Darming Dynasty, and it was practically equal to the status of the Feng Clan in the Darkhan Dynasty.
It was even to the extent that because of how dominant cultivating was in the Darming Dynasty, a martial artist that was even more formidable than Feng Wu Dao might exist within the Zhao Clan.
Now, when he found out about the origins of the Iceflame Pavilion and heard that it was the business with the greatest profit under the Zhao Clan, Duan Ling Tian was shocked in his heart once again.
“Could it be that there’s more than meets the eye?” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Meanwhile, Feng Tian Wu said with a smile, “Big Brother Duan, do you know that the wine in the Iceflame Pavilion are sold at an almost astronomical price? Even if it’s the wine in the first floor, there are very few martial artists below the Void Initiation Stage that’re capable of consuming it.
“Of course, even though the Iceflame Pavilion imposed a restriction on the cultivation of its customers, if a martial artist below the Void Initiation Stage followed a martial artist at the Void Initiation Stage or above to enter the Iceflame Pavilion, then it completely conforms with the rules of the Iceflame Pavilion and they wouldn’t be kicked out.” Feng Tian Wu finished speaking with a single breath.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and couldn’t help but imagine in his heart. “An astronomical price? Could it be that the wine in this Iceflame Pavilion is capable of being priced with Origin Stones?”
“Big Brother Duan, let’s go over there to exchange for some mid grade Origin Stones.” Right at this moment, Feng Tian Wu’s voice sounded out and interrupted Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts.
“Mid grade Origin Stones?” After he returned to his senses, Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
Subsequently, he followed Feng Tian Wu to arrive before a counter at the outer area of the first floor.
“I’ll exchange 100 mid grade Origin Stones.” Feng Tian Wu readily withdrew 10,000 low grade Origin Stones from her Spatial Ring and spoke to the attendant behind the counter.
Right when Duan Ling Tian was curious if the attendant would be able to produce so many mid grade Origin Stones, the attendant didn’t say anything before directly withdrawing 100 mid grade Origin Stones. “Customer, these are the Origin Stones you wanted.”
At the same time, the attendant put away the 10,000 low grade Origin Stones, his movements were smooth like flowing water, and it was as if he’d rehearsed it countless times over.
“Tian Wu, you’re…” Duan Ling Tian was slightly astonished.
“Big Brother Duan, I forget to ask for Origin Stones from my Father before coming… Can you lend me 30,000 low grade Origin Stones?” said Feng Tian Wu to Duan Ling Tian.
“You… You still want to exchange more?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless. But he still readily withdrew 30,000 low grade Origin Stones and placed it on the counter.
Meanwhile, there was slight astonishment in the eyes of the attendant behind the counter, and the attitude he treated Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu with underwent a tremendous change.
People that were capable of producing 40,000 low grade Origin Stones at one go and were even two young people were obviously people that possessed a respected identity.
“Customer, these are 300 mid grade Origin Stones, please check and accept it.” The attendant slightly bowed to Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
With a raise of her hand, Feng Tian Wu put away the 300 mid grade Origin Stones, and then she smiled to Duan Ling Tian. “Big Brother Duan, let’s go.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded slightly stiffly, and his mind had flown off since some time ago.
At the beginning, he was surprised because they were capable of exchanging for mid grade Origin Stones in the Darming Dynasty’s Capital, yet with a quick thought, he came to an understanding.
The Darming Dynasty neighbored the Foreign Lands, and even if the Darming Dynasty didn’t possess a mid grade Origin Stone Vein, there were surely a large amount of mid grade Origin Stones that flowed in from the Foreign Lands.
When he thought like this, all of this wasn’t surprising.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian was similarly filled with curiosity towards the reason Feng Tian Wu exchanged for mid grade Origin Stones, and he was curious if Feng Tian Wu had exchanged them for the sake of cultivating or to drink wine.
“Even though there are many wines in some places of the Foreign Lands that are worth a few or even a few tens of mid grade Origin Stones, and there are even some wines that are worth a few or even a few tens of high grade Origin Stones… But that’s at the Foreign Lands after all, and those wines are comparatively special. They’re either capable of being serving as spirit fruits to improve the cultivation of the person that drinks the wine, or it’s able to improve the comprehension of Concept of the person that drinks the wine.” Through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian knew in detail about some special wines in the Foreign Lands.
But, a mere Darming Dynasty required others to buy wine with mid grade Origin Stones?
This was something that Duan Ling Tian slightly didn’t dare believe.
“Perhaps that it’s only a comparatively special wine, and its taken as a fine and rare wine by the Zhao Clan to earn Origin Stones…” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, and for a time, he felt that the Zhao Clan was truly a clan of black hearted businessmen.
They’re too black hearted!
After they exchanged for mid grade Origin Stones at the counter, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu walked side by side into the hall, and only now could they be considered to have truly entered the first floor of the Iceflame Pavilion.
The first floor of the Iceflame Pavilion was also the most spacious floor amongst the nine floors of the Iceflame Pavilion, and it was capable of accommodating a few hundreds of people without seeming cramped.
When Duan Ling Tian had just entered, he noticed that more than half of the tables were filled with people, and there were many old people and middle aged people, whereas, there were also a few young people.
Even if cultivating was prevalent in the Darming Dynasty, there were obviously few martial artists in the Capital that were capable of breaking through to the Void Initiation Stage at a young age.
Presently, these people were silently savoring their wine, and the people sitting at the same table looked at each other yet didn’t make a sound. Obviously, they were communicating via Origin Energy.
Because of this, even though there were almost 200 people in the first floor of the Iceflame Pavilion, yet it seemed exceedingly quiet.
There were only the occasional sounds of wine cups colliding with each other and wine cups descending onto the table.
“Tian Wu, could it be that there’s a rule that others can’t speak in the Iceflame Pavilion?” It was the first time that Duan Ling Tian had seen a restaurant that had so many people, yet was so quiet, and he couldn’t help but ask Feng Tian Wu via voice transmission in surprise.
“There isn’t.” Feng Tian Wu shook her head and said, “There isn’t a rule that prohibits speaking in the Iceflame Pavilion… But many of the people that come here more or less don’t want the contents of their conversations to be know by a third person, so they mostly communicate via voice transmission.”
Duan Ling Tian smiled with enlightenment. “So that’s how it is. I thought that not only does this Iceflame Pavilion restrict martial artists below the Void Initiation Stage from entering, it also restricts people from speaking.”
“How could that be possible?” Feng Tian Wu couldn’t help but laugh.
The appearance of Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu wasn’t paid attention to by many people, yet when the two of them spoke and chatted in this quiet environment, their voices had instead clearly entered into the ears of everyone in the first floor of the Iceflame Pavilion.