Chapter 1151: Crypt
No matter what, both parties were now in a cooperative relationship, even though it was only temporary. They would rather leave the item to rot in the warehouse than chat with them? That was not something that should be said to one’s partner. Although that was what they felt, the Gilded Kingdom and Illuminati would seem too narrow-minded if they said that out loud.
In fact, given High Priest Poer’s status, he might not think of that under normal circumstances. However, Lin Li was his enemy. If he was in a conflict with Lin Li, he would definitely want to gain some upper hand and maintain a smile. However, the problem was that he had suffered losses so far, but he still couldn’t regain his pride. He was obviously furious and ashamed.
At this moment, Lin Li was still smiling, and he did not bother about High Priest Poer. He said to Saint Edmund, “Saint Edmund, why don’t you consider my suggestion? I believe you should be very clear that this is a win-win situation for both of us.”
Seeing that Lin Li still refused to give up, Elder Zumar and High Priest Poer coincidentally wanted to speak again. However, at this moment, Saint Edmund suddenly gestured for them not to speak before slowly saying, “Um, President Felic, what conditions do you intend to use in exchange for us to give up this Ice Phoenix?”
Saint Edmund’s words were really beyond Zumar and Poer’s expectations. However, Zumar seemed just bewildered, while Poer dared not voice his anger. Nonetheless, they were similar in the sense that neither of them could figure it out. How did Saint Edmund suddenly change his mind again?
“That depends on what you want.” There was no trace of surprise on Lin Li’s face, as if he had expected them to compromise.
Am I supposed to give you whatever you want? Of course, Edmund did not believe that Lin Li would really go out of his way for the corpse of the Ice Phoenix, so he pondered for a moment before saying, “How about this? I don’t need you to really come up with anything in exchange, President Felic. My conditions are simple. In the next exploration, we want to have the priority to choose if we discover anything.”
Hearing this, Elder Zumar, who was still a bit puzzled, suddenly had an epiphany. Indeed, giving the corpse of the Ice Phoenix to them would be pointless. Could it be that the Lich could immediately step into the Sanctuary-realm? It was the corpse of a peak Sanctuary-level Ice Phoenix, and turning it into an Undead creature using just a peak Legendary-level Lich within a short period of time was probably impossible. Hence, handing over the corpse of the Ice Phoenix to the other party would not result in a huge impact.
Elder Zumar still remembered that when he met with the Tower of Dusk’s team, the other party had said that they had come here to look for a magical weapon. Of course, it was fake too, but it was certain that the other party had to have come here to look for something important, perhaps some special magical weapon or equipment.
Magical weapons and Ice Phoenix were different, and if they could get the former, they could definitely put it to use somehow. It was like the difference between a sharp sword and a sword billet. Perhaps an excellent sword billet could be used to create a brilliant sword, but that would take a long time. Meanwhile, a sharp sword could be used for killing immediately.
Saint Edmund used the corpse of the Ice Phoenix in exchange for the priority to choose. In Elder Zumar’s opinion, Saint Edmund had obviously done it on purpose. If the Tower of Dusk was really out to get a powerful magical weapon or equipment, the other side would use the priority right to prevent them from getting it.
Of course, that was not the important thing. After all, it was a verbal agreement which did not have much binding power. In fact, even if the Tower of Dusk did not want to comply with the agreement, the Gilded Kingdom would not lose out. Even if they really fell out with each other, the Gilded Kingdom would still be the one in the right. The Supreme Council could be unreasonable with others, but the Illuminati was a powerful force, and they had to be reasonable with it.
Besides, during this exploration, the Gilded Kingdom planned to make the Tower of Dusk cannon fodder. Hence, it was unclear what the Tower of Dusk’s team’s resulting fate would be. The Ice Phoenix corpse might just be temporarily held by the Tower of Dusk, and it was unclear who would get it in the end.
Hence, although the condition seemed insignificant as its value was far below the Ice Phoenix’s, it was just Saint Edmund’s trick. Having figured that out, Elder Zumar once again smiled, and waited to see how Lin Li would respond.
They would have never thought that Lin Li was there not to find some powerful magical weapon. In fact, he didn’t actually plan to find anything. Lin Li’s only agenda was to follow the trail of the Immortal King to figure out what Geresco was trying to guide him to after leaving such a world behind.
Lin Li seemed to have failed to see Edmund’s intentions, and he simply resolutely answered, “Sure, deal!”
After agreeing to Edmund’s terms, Lin Li nodded at Ujfalusi who had been waiting at the side. Ujfalusi immediately scurried towards the corpse of the Ice Phoenix excitedly, and raised his staff to chant an incantation. As he did so, a huge black hole appeared beneath the Ice Phoenix’s corpse, dragging it into Ujfalusi’s Undead space.
Afterwards, both teams set off again towards their destination, and Elder Zumar took the opportunity to pull High Priest Poer to the side to explain to him Saint Edmund’s intentions. Finally, High Priest Poer looked less sullen. Meanwhile, Lin Li called Norfeller, who had just stepped into the Sanctuary-realm, whispering some instructions to him. Next, Norfeller left the team alone quietly.
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If he only received the corpse of the Ice Phoenix after defeating it, how could it be enough!? Back then, he had only heard a little bit about the Ice Phoenix in the Endless World game. Legend had it that the Ice Phoenix had an extremely unique power; hence, it would never be able to give birth to its own offspring in its lifetime. However, after its death, it would attain nirvana and give birth to itself.
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