“Jared, the treasures within the ancient ruins of Narcissus Palace don’t even belong to you. What right do you have to distribute them to others? Besides, you should know that Stormwind Sect played the biggest part in winning the earlier battle. You guys would have been dead now if not for us fighting against the black shadows.” Emiliano looked at Jared with a dissatisfied expression.
“What do you want?” Jared asked. “Not much. You have to give me one of these gemstones,” the overbearing Emiliano threatened Jared. Jared sneered coldly upon seeing the look on Emiliano’s face.
Skyler scrunched up her brows. “Have you no shame, Emiliano? You were the one who said no when Mr. Chance wanted to ally with you earlier. Oh, the audacity of you asking for the gemstone after we broke the core and got these treasures! How did your parents educate you? Did they teach you to be shameless?” she snapped. Emiliano took offense at her words, fury filling his face. “What did you say?”
“What? Was I mistaken? You wouldn’t have had to ask for the gemstone brazenly if you had agreed to help us earlier! Mr. Chance saved our lives because he broke the core. Not only did you not thank him for his work, but you threatened him to give you the gemstone. You shameless prick!” Skyler’s anger rose to a boiling point as she shouted at Emiliano fearlessly.
“I’ll kill you…” Emiliano raised his arm at Skyler. Even though the woman was no match for Emiliano, she faced his attack without panicking.
Just then, Avery moved. He grabbed Emiliano’s wrist and said indifferently, “Emiliano, Skyler is merely stating a fact. We allowed you to ally with us, but you rejected us. And now you want to take away the things we spent so much effort to get. Haven’t you heard of the saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch? If you think you’re at an advantage because you have many of your men around you and your chances of winning are greater than all of us, then go on. Let’s fight it out. Worse comes to worst, we’ll just die here.”
Fear rose within Emiliano after he listened to Avery’s remarks. He retracted his arm. unwillingly without speaking further. I will definitely fight them if there is only Jared and the other three. But with Avery around, I don’t have the confidence to walk out of this fight unharmed. What’s more, I do not want to get into a conflict with Flying Star Sect. Otherwise, it’s hard for me to settle this incident in the future.
After a brief rest, the group traveled through the tunnel to get to the inner part of the place. As they ventured deeper, Jared felt the aura of the Spring of Regeneration again. The Spring of Regeneration seems to flow out of these ancient ruins.
A naturally-formed arched stone door appeared before the group after they walked for a while. The door was thick and heavy with many gouges, showing that it was repaired later. The name of Narcissus Palace was written clearly atop the stone door. No deterioration was found at the place even though many years had passed.
“That’s weird. Why did they build a door here? Did we walk into the wrong place? Maybe this is not Narcissus Palace?” Skyler stated curiously as she stared at the stone door.
“The main hall belongs to Narcissus Palace too. It’s just that we’re not really in Narcissus Palace yet when we pass through the front entrance. Many sects set up front halls in the past to teach and battle others while serving their guests there. At the same time, they can prevent unauthorized personnel from getting into their sect and finding out about their secrets. I think many sects have this design in place too now, so I don’t think it’s bizarre,” Avery explained to Skyler.