Reigning Supreme With Pets - Chapter 38
“Ninth Granduncle, the sect has an outpost in Tieling County City?”
Qin Feng was mildly surprised and asked in a confused manner.
When his father told him of the county city, he did not mention anything about an outpost.
“Hehe, although it’s called an outpost, it’s actually a store under the Foreign Affairs Hall within the sect—Myriad Demon Pavilion.”
Qin Guanpao laughed as he added, “Each time the sect recruits new disciples, they would turn this place into a temporary outpost. That was how it came about.”
Qin Feng nodded and stopped asking.
Actually, he still had some confusion in his mind.
Although he knew that the sect would not recruit many disciples from Jun County City and the nine other subsidiary cities, Jun County City was only one of the 28 county cities within Chu Country.
The sect’s external elders traveled through each county in Chu Country to recruit disciples. By the time they arrived at Tieling City, they would have at least a thousand disciples. Would a Myriad Demon Pavilion branch be able to house that many people?
However, those doubts would be dispelled once he arrived at the Myriad Demon Pavilion.
Although the Myriad Demon Pavilion was a store, it was a store that was vastly different from other stores in Qin Feng’s knowledge.
Not only was it grand and luxurious, the main reason was that the large plot of land behind the store was all the property of Myriad Demon Pavilion. All sorts of buildings were interconnected, resulting in something over 10 times bigger than the Qin Residence.
To be honest, that area was mostly used as a warehouse. Only once each year during the sect’s recruitment drive would they use it to host the sect elder and the many new recruits.
“Haha, Old Yang, your old friend is here. Why aren’t you welcoming me?”
Just as they entered the Myriad Demon Pavilion, Qin Guanpao started laughing heartily at one old man within.
That old man was the manager of the Myriad Demon Pavilion, Yang Kaiqin.
Manager Yang looked at and lost his composure. “Didn’t Disciple Brother Qin just visit the county city some time ago? According to your habit, shouldn’t you be coming here in a few month’s time instead? Why are you early this time? Could it be that Fuxiang from the Hundred Flowers Pavilion—”
He was cut off by Qin Guanpao before he could finish the sentence.
The patriarch put on a righteous expression. “What’s this Fuxiang nonsense? I’ve always been clean and pure. How could you treat me as one of those playboys? Old Yang, it’s okay for you to make such jokes just between us, but I have my juniors with me today. Can you please not slander my name?”
Although Manager Yang despised that old bloke for his lies after hearing that, after looking at the boy and girl behind Qin Guanpao, he immediately realized that the Qin family was planning to send their family members to join the sect.
He quickly changed his tone. “Haha, it’s just a joke. Please don’t take it to heart, Disciple Brother Qin.”
Having said that, he put down the ledger in his hand and came forward to greet them. After taking a look at Qin Feng and Qin Xi, he said with a smile, “The younger generation selected personally by Disciple Brother Qin must be exceptionally talented.
“Hm, this kid is already at the third level of Qi Refinement Stage. Not bad. He will surely achieve great things in the future after joining the sect.”
“Hehe,” Qin Guanpao laughed smugly, “of course. It’s not like you don’t know that I have an eye for this.”
He turned around and told the duo, “This is an old friend I got to know back in the days when I was in the sect. He’s now the manager of Tieling County City’s Myriad Demon Pavilion.”
“Humble greetings to Manager Yang,” Qin Feng greeted with a bow. Meanwhile, Qin Xi said nothing but followed along with bow.
Manager Yang laughed and waved his hand. He then had some casual banter with Qin Guanpao before leading the trio personally to the lodgings behind Myriad Demon Pavilion, picking a courtyard for them.
Although they would only stay for a few days, as they would quickly leave when the external elder from the Beastmaster Sect arrived, they were still very satisfied with Manager Yang’s arrangements.
Manager Yang was doing that mostly for the sake of Qin Guanpao’s image. If it were someone from the small families of other cities, they would not have gotten that same treatment.
After the group familiarized themselves with the rooms, they followed Qin Guanpao’s lead and left the courtyard for a stroll outside.
After all, it was the first time the two juniors travelled. It was a good thing to help them explore the world, especially with him around so that he could pass on some experience to them. In the future, they would only have themselves to depend on.
Although it was said to be taking a stroll, the first stop itself was their sect’s own store, the Myriad Demon Pavilion.
“The Myriad Demon Pavilion is in charge of the various business dealings of the sect. We would collect all sorts of cultivation resources and supply the sect with resources for cultivation.”
Qin Guanpao showed them the various merchandise within the store as he explained, “Of course, the Myriad Demon Pavilion would focus mainly on things related to demon beasts.
Be it live demon beasts, spiritual beasts, or other resources related to demon beasts such as elixirs, fur, leather, scales, teeth, claws, bones, or demon cores, we have them all.
“After all, our Beastmaster Sect might be run short on various things, but demon beast is not one of them.
“In fact, regardless of it being elixir refining, tool refining, or talisman making, they would need some materials from a demon beast. That is why the Myriad Demon Pavilion’s business is doing rather well.”
While he explained, they have already arrived at the third floor.
Quite different from the lower two floors where the merchandise were random items and elixirs, the third floor was filled with cages of all sizes. Within them were a myriad of demon beasts and their young. That made Qin Xi slightly intrigued.
She asked, “Does the other cultivation school also control spiritual beasts?”
She thought that only the cultivators from the Beastmaster Sect would control all sorts of demon beasts and never expected to see so many demon beasts on sale over there.
Qin Guanpao smiled gently, “In the world of cultivation, the Beastmaster Sect is not the only sect that would nurture demon beasts. Quite a number of accomplished cultivators and rich folks love to have a spiritual beast. Not only can they act as a pet, they also have decent combat capabilities and could be used to fight for their survival in critical times.
“However, they are merely letting the spiritual beast assist them in combat. When it came to utilizing the spiritual beasts’ potential fully, our Beastmaster Sect is the only one.”
At that point, the patriarch’s face seemed to beam with pride.
After all, that was a reputation cultivated over the years ever since the Beastmaster Sect was founded.
Qin Feng browsed around the cages and noticed only some adult demon beasts were constrained by a spiritual beast collar, the rest were mostly baby demon beasts.
Especially after he saw the various cute looking cat demons, spiritual martens, spiritual foxes, and squirrels, he almost thought it was a specialty store for cute pets.
After he asked about the doubts in his mind, Qin Guanpao answered with a smile, “These baby beasts are mainly sold to the female cultivators. Quite a number of female cultivators love this type of spiritual beasts. The Myriad Demon Pavilion would of course try to satisfy that demand. As for those adult demon beasts, they’re mainly sold to those cultivators planning for a training journey or going on dangerous adventures. Putting aside having a helper in critical times, most demon beasts have their own unique abilities.”
He then pointed to a spiritual hound and said, “This is the Slender Waist Spiritual Hound specially trained by the Taming Hall of our sect. They are extremely sensitive to smell. It’s extremely useful when searching for spiritual items or tracking down an opponent. The one on the side is the Golden-eyed Hawk. It can fly high and fast. Moreover, it’s born with golden eyes that could clearly see everything within a hundred mile radius, excellent for scouting.”