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Chapter 96: Master Of Lies

So the reason why the middle-aged man didn’t kill him but talked to him for so long was to find out the way to become an Era Merchant? However, Zhang Mu would not tell him that unless he wanted to die. This was because the only way to get the Era Merchant ring from him was to kill him.

Zhang Mu was not worried that his thoughts would be found out by this psychology-type evolver. Although his spiritual power was very strong, he was unable to fully delve into a person’s conscience and take his memory just like that. Even someone more powerful than him would be unable to do that. If someone could take out another person’s memory easily, there were only two possibilities.

One was that the evolver was a very powerful psychology-type evolver and the person could directly use his spiritual power to torture and interrogate the victim’s memory. The other reason would be that the person was a very good speaker and could guide the person to give them the answers that they want.

It was obvious that the leader had tested Zhang Mu’s willpower and realised that it was very strong. No matter how much spiritual oppression he gave Zhang Mu, it didn’t affect him in any way. Even his spiritual power, which allowed him to subdue all these evolvers, was useless against Zhang Mu.

He didn’t know that such spiritual oppression was just a piece of cake for Zhang Mu. He was different from these people who were suddenly placed in a different environment after living comfortably for so long. He had been through many thick and thins and had met at least 500 psychology-type evolvers in his life.

These experiences allowed him to remain calm under spiritual oppression. His soul was like a very hard rock that never change its shape no matter what pressure was put on it. It protected his conscience and didn’t allow it to be defeated easily.

The leader also felt the same thing. Zhang Mu was different from all the other evolvers that he met. Even if some evolvers refused to eat human flesh, they would still be afraid and that was what made him excited. However, this was not seen on Zhang Mu. No matter how hard he tried, there were no loopholes he could target.

That was why he used the final method. He wanted to have the title of an Era Merchant and gained its power. He was not satisfied with what he had now even though Zhang Mu was not his match. He knew what it was like to be powerful and he was afraid that one day, the powers he got from other people would disappear one day. He didn’t know if his power could continue accumulating.

Everything was going smoothly now but he was even more scared because of this. He knew that a building without a strong foundation had a high possibility of collapsing. Yet, he was enthralled by the feeling of his power increases exponentially in a short period of time and he needed something to comfort himself with. When he saw the Merchant’s ring on Zhang Mu’s hand, he had a new thought. He felt that he could take over the position of an Era Merchant and obtained a more stable source of power from there.

This was why he continued talking to Zhang Mu even after he had killed more than ten of his men and stepped on his bottom line multiple times. He wanted to slowly stress Zhang Mu and get the information on how to be an Era Merchant out of him.

However, it seemed like he could only trade this news with Zhang Mu’s life now.

Zhang Mu’s brain started working furiously. He had the last card that he could play but it was not very safe. The Bloodvine Lotus could act on its own. If the leader relaxed or his power dwindled after a period of time, Zhang Mu could return the power of the Bloodvine Lotus and the Bloodvine Lotus could not follow its instinct and attacked anyone around it with the exception of Zhang Mu.

But, Zhang Mu was not certain if the Bloodvine Lotus could kill the silver-hair leader. If there were only the other evolvers present, Zhang Mu was confident that the Bloodvine Lotus could suck all their blood out but under this circumstance, even if the other evolvers were not present, Zhang Mu was not sure that the Bloodvine Lotus could handle an evolver whose spiritual power had reached Level 2.

This was despite the fact that the Bloodvine Lotus was so powerful and oppressive now.

Zhang Mu had seen many psychology-type evolvers who could deal with plant-type evolvers and hence, he waited for the leader to be off his guard. However, he realised that the leader was scheming against him from the start and had no choice but to proceed with the plan that jumped into his mind just now.

He lifted his head slightly and looked at the silver-hair leader for a long time. His gaze was calm and there were no signs of fear or relief. He said indifferently, “you said you will let me go. How do I believe you?”

“You won’t be so naive to think that you can still bargain with me now right, my big merchant. How are you different from a piece of fish on a chopping board? Don’t you know that bargains can only be done if you have the capital? Your life is in my hands. I can kill you just like an ant. Do you understand?”

The leader pulled Zhang Mu’s collar and lifted him up.

“You are afraid that your powers will disappear one day. If not, why would you want to be one of us when I am not even your match? If you are so indifferent about this, kill me then. It wouldn’t matter if I am dead. It would just be a waste of your acting just now.”

The calmer Zhang Mu was, the more the leader couldn’t do anything about him. He was unable to break Zhang Mu’s conscience in any way.

After thinking for a while, the leader couldn’t resist the temptation of having a stable source of power. However, he felt that he was being threatened and gritted his teeth, “okay, as long as you tell me how I will place you in the farthest area that my spiritual power can reach.”

“But, don’t think about getting anything else besides your life. If you do that, I can forego the chance of being an Era Merchant just to have a taste of your flesh.”

Zhang Mu face was calm. He said, “then come with me to the Merchant store. With my recommendation, you will get what you want.”