Chapter 140 — Mysterious Bird of Destiny
“Patriarch, did Shiyu call? What did he say?” Mu Ke asked.
“Shiyu said that Ye Fan gave them a job as bodyguards, with an annual salary of five million yuan, plus three great recovery pills,” Mu Feng said.
Mu Ke smiled and said, “That’s not bad!”
The spirit flame fruit of the Mu family has been replaced with medicinal pills. After eating the medicinal pills, the disciples in the family are all thinking about it. It is also a good thing for Mu Shiyu and the others to have this opportunity.
Mu Feng nodded and said, “That’s what I mean too.”
Mu Feng always felt in the past that people outside were too restless and not suitable for practicing ancient martial arts, only after meeting Ye Fan did he realize that there were also experts outside, and now many ancient martial arts families were facing a shortage of resources. The Yang family would be so aggressive in making a move against their Mu family, also because they took fancy to their Mu family’s spirit flame tree.
If the ancient martial arts families continue to stand still, in a few hundred years, they will face the crisis of lack of resources.
“And Lianping, this kid?” A bit of depression flashed on Mu Feng’s face. Mu Lianping failed to practice the Mu family exercises, but he made rapid progress in other exercises. Mu Feng always felt a little uncomfortable.
“Shiyu said that Lianping’s strength has surpassed him,” Mu Ke said.
Mu Feng frowned and said, “Forget it, this is also his fate.”
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Bai Yunxi walked into the villa and asked, “Did the Mu family come by?”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes, they took the contract away, they should all be willing to sign it.”
Bai Yunxi secretly said: Shaolin’s great recovery pills can be sold for hundreds of millions of yuan. Ye Fan’s medicinal pills are of higher quality than Shaolin’s great recovery pills. With three medicinal pills, he employs some ancient martial arts practitioners around the third level of vital energy. These guys are making a lot of money.
“What are you thinking about?” Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and asked.
“I’m thinking about how to improve my strength. The guys in the Mu family said that the Immortal Mountain was actually carried by a turtle. If this is the case, then the turtle must at least have a foundation-building cultivation base. If this guy has Xuanwu’s bloodline, the strength displayed is definitely not simple. If you want to grab food from the tiger’s mouth, it is not easy ah!” Ye Fan said.
“Then do you have any way to improve your strength?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“If only the Mu family could sell me a little more spirit fruit,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi shook his head and said, “The Mu family is really out of stock, so I’m afraid this path is not going to work.”
“Then we can only try digging up the tomb. I plan to go to the tomb of that zombie princess in a few days,” Ye Fan said.
Bai Yunxi frowned and said, “The tomb of the zombie princess?”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Yes, although the people from Mao Mountain have seen it, I still want to see it again.”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Yes, speaking of which, I inquired about it, the people of Mao Mountain had been there, but because that ancient tomb was too heavy with yin energy, after the death of Her Highness the princess, one of the male concubines left behind became the leader. The people of Mao Mountain didn’t get a good deal, and just blocked the tomb.”
Ye Fan was excited all of a sudden, “So, the things in the ancient tomb are still there?”
Bai Yunxi shook his head and said, “I don’t know.”
Ye Fan’s phone rang, Bai Yunxi glanced at Ye Fan and asked coldly, “Which fox friend is calling you? Rookie?”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “No, it’s your grandfather!”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“Why did Grandpa call you?”
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi in confusion and said, “Grandpa likes me very much! Is it strange that grandpa called me?”
Bai Yunxi: “…hurry up and answer it!”
Ye Fan and Xiao Chi chatted for a while before hanging up.
“What did Grandpa say?”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “It’s nothing, he just invited us to be guests. It’s very urgent.”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “Let’s go then.”
Bai Yunxi immediately drove the car to Xiao Chi’s apartment.
Ye Fan looked at Xiao Chi and asked curiously, “Grandpa, what’s the matter with you? Still so secretive on the phone.”
Xiao Chi frowned, and said mysteriously: “Of course you have to be careful. Is my phone being monitored?”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “You think too much, who would be bored enough to listen to your phone? Listening to mine is more likely, I’m a big shot!”
Xiao Chi: “…”
“Grandpa, what news do you have?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“It’s not me, it’s a friend of mine who excavated an ancient tomb with the archaeological team…”
“Encountered a zombie and then was eaten?” Ye Fan asked with sparkling eyes.
Xiao Chi: “…” This guy, Ye Fan, can’t say anything nice!
Xiao Chi shook his head and said, “No, the archaeological team excavated a very large and very old tomb, but did not find a coffin, only a pile of strange stone tablets with writings on it.”
“A stone tablet, what is written on it?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“The words on the stone tablet have been blurred, but it can be recognized that it is from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Come to think of it, you should have heard of such a legend, the mysterious bird of destiny gave birth to Shang.”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “The Mysterious Bird of Destiny gave birth to Shang? What is that?”
Xiao Chi: “…”
“It’s a legend that a woman ate a mysterious bird’s egg when she went out to take a bath, and gave birth to Qi, the ancestor of Shang,” Xiao Chi said.
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “I have heard of this legend. In order to establish their prestige, many emperors in ancient times would fabricate some divine rumors for themselves; falsehoods spread more, it became true, leaving a series of appalling legends.”
“Some legends are false, but some are not necessarily groundless. I heard that the mysterious bird in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties was actually the descendant of the Vermillion Bird. As for the egg, it may have magical effects.” Xiao Chi glanced at Ye Fan, in fact, Xiao Chi didn’t believe in these legends at first. After seeing Ye Fan’s ability, Xiao Chi had some other ideas.
Bai Yunxi frowned and said puzzledly, “Is this related to that ancient tomb?”
“Isn’t that what we’re talking about? After the stone tablet was deciphered, it probably said that it was not a human being buried in this tomb, but an egg.”
Bai Yunxi’s eyes widened, “Grandpa, what you mean is, inside this ancient tomb are buried bird eggs?”
Xiao Chi nodded and said, “Yes, that’s it!”
“Legend has it that Qi is the descendant of the mysterious bird, and it is blessed by the mysterious bird. I heard people say that the mysterious bird laid an egg and was ready to hatch, but after incubating for two hundred years, it still failed to hatch, and the mysterious bird flew away in despair. After leaving, the egg was left behind, and the descendants of Qi built a mausoleum for the egg,” Xiao Chi said.
Ye Fan frowned, the eggs of heaven and earth spirit birds need sufficient spiritual energy to hatch, and the egg of the mysterious bird will definitely not hatch if they are incubated now.
During the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the spiritual energy of heaven and earth may have been stronger than it is now, but it should have been far worse than when the world opened up.
“The archaeological team dug up hundreds of tablets from the ancient tomb, and at first they threw them aside at will. Later, when the content of the inscription was deciphered, everyone thought that there might be some mysterious bird eggs in the pile of stones. However, the mysterious bird egg has become fossilized over time, just like a stone.”
Bai Yunxi glanced at Ye Fan and said, “Ye Fan, is that mysterious bird the spirit beast you mentioned. If it is the vermillion bird’s egg, it is a spirit beast egg, isn’t the spirit beast egg very nourishing?”
Ye Fan blinked, if the mysterious bird in ancient legends really existed, it would not be surprising that the descendants of the vermillion bird appeared in the Shang and Zhou dynasties.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Spirit beast eggs are very nourishing, but those are eggs from thousands of years ago! They should have expired long ago.”
Bai Yunxi frowned and said, “That’s also true!”
“The competition for this egg is very fierce. After thinking that there are mysterious bird eggs in this pile of stones, the national special team dispatched people immediately and transferred all the stones.”
“However, before the state took action, a few villagers went to the excavation site of the ancient tomb and stole the stones for collection. A total of three villagers were all killed. It seems that someone from abroad intervened, possibly from the Inquisition.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“After the news about the mysterious bird egg was leaked, the special department of the state attached great importance to it. There are so many stones, no one can be sure which one is the mysterious bird egg.”
Ye Fan rolled his eyes and said, “Maybe there isn’t one at all. Maybe that ancient tomb was actually built by a bastard who buried stones to fool people. You guys are so crazy about treasures, taking a pile of stones and regarding them as treasures.”
Xiao Chi nodded and said, “This is also possible.”
“Now the country is trying to find a way to recover those stolen stones. Although the probability is relatively small, if the mysterious bird egg is really inside, it’s over,” Xiao Chi said with a serious face .
Ye Fan rolled his eyes and said, “What’s over? It’s just a rotten bird’s egg, it’s been thousands of years, who knows what’s inside?”
Xiao Chi: “…”
“Grandpa, where is the ancient tomb?” Bai Yunxi asked.
“Speaking of which, it’s near the tomb of the previous princess,” Xiao Chi said.
Ye Fan blinked and said, “In that case, it’s on the way!”
Xiao Chi glanced at Ye Fan and said in surprise, “Do you want to go to the zombie princess’ tomb again?”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “I want to go and have a look.”
“Be careful!” Xiao Chi said with lingering fears.
Ye Fan said indifferently: “It’s okay, I’m much stronger than before.”
Xiao Chi looked at Bai Yunxi and said, “Yunxi, do you want to go with Ye Fan?”
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “We’ll go together.”
Ye Fan glanced at Bai Yunxi in surprise, his big eyes blinking.
“Yunxi, I heard that you handed over your business to your brother?” Xiao Chi asked.
Bai Yunxi nodded and said, “That’s right.” As his strength increased, Bai Yunxi realized that he couldn’t put too much time into the company’s affairs, and since Ye Fan’s speed of raking in money was indeed much faster than his, he should probably switch careers as well.
Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and said puzzledly: “Yunxi, are you going to leave the company’s affairs to your brother? That’s great!”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
“However, why didn’t you tell me?” Ye Fan said flatly.
“If you had paid attention, you would have known about it long ago,” Bai Yunxi said coldly.
Ye Fan scratched his head, smiled awkwardly, and did not speak, but there was an uncontrollable joy in his eyes.
“Yunxi, did you also realize that you have neglected me too much? You should spend more time with me!” Ye Fan said in silence for a while.
Bai Yunxi: “…”