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1594 Saving A Life 3 4

    An old man was lying still on the bed in a pale yellow bedchamber with his eyes closed tightly.

    His nails have turned greenish-black as if they had been completely tainted by dirty blood. His face was extremely pale and his brows were tightly knitted the entire time as if he was enduring great agony.

    The bedchamber's door was pushed open and a ray of sunlight shone into the room. When the light hit the old man's body, his agonized expression deepened. This frightened Long Yuan and the others so much that they quickly shut the door once everyone had entered the room.

    A hint of emotion flashed across Lan Ge's eyes when he saw the agony on the old man's face.

    Regardless of how badly the Dragon Clan had treated him, the old man in front of him was still his maternal grandfather!

    "He has indeed been poisoned." Gu Ruoyun arrived at an understanding after seeing the old man's condition. She then asked, "May I ask who it was who had sent you off to search for that detoxifying herb?"

    She slowly turned around and looked at the Dragon Clan elders as she asked.

    "We had seen it on an ancient scroll in the Dragon Clan." Long Ling'er did not wait for anyone else to speak and quickly explained. "According to that ancient scroll, the poison inflicting our Clan Leader should be a Spirit Snake's venom. The Spirit Snake's venom is formulated from a Spirit Snake's spit, hence the name. Therefore, only the detoxifying herb named the Purple Moon Herb can cure the Clan Leader of this poison."

    Gu Ruoyun looked at Long Ling'er before she slowly spoke, "That detoxifying herb was not the Purple Moon Herb but the Six Leaf Herb! This Six Leaf Herb is also a type of detoxifying herb and is very similar to the Purple Moon Herb. The only difference is that there's a decorative pattern on the Purple Moon Herb's root. Aside from that, it's difficult for outsiders to differentiate between these two antidote herbs."

    She paused at this point and continued to speak as Long Ling'er watched in shock, "Because this Six Leaf Herb had been snatched from the Tyrannical Sky Tiger's mouth, we did not have a chance to observe its roots. Hence, you had misidentified it. If you had allowed me to examine the Clan Leader's situation a little earlier, perhaps he would not have mistakenly ingested the Six Leaf Herb."

    Every poison has a corresponding antidote herb so if one were to mistakenly ingest a different antidote herb, it would make their condition even worse.

    Just like the Clan Leader right now.

    Long Ling'er returned to her senses and anxiously asked, "Lady Gu, can you save the Clan Leader? As long as you can save the Clan Leader, you will be treated as an honored guest in the Dragon Clan. The Dragon Clan will fulfill anything you wish."

    Her words were truly sincere and her eyes were overflowing with a deep concern for the Clan Leader.

    The elders did not say a word. If Gu Ruoyun could really save the Clan Leader, the Dragon Clan would certainly grant her a seat of honor. Furthermore, they would fulfill anything she wishes.

    After all, the Clan Leader was far too important to the Dragon Clan.

    "I can certainly save him."

    Gu Ruoyun raised the corners of her lips calmly. "After I save him, I need you to do two things for me! However, you can rest assured that these two things would not threaten the Dragon Clan and I have no great interest in the Dragon Clan either."

    Upon hearing this, the elders' faces turned rather unsightly.

    When the humans had tried to conquer the Dragon Clan, they had been extremely angered. However, they did not feel too happy either when they heard that Gu Ruoyun was not too interested in the Dragon Clan.

    This was rather mean and offensive to them!

    "If you really can save the Clan Leader, forget about only having two requests. Even if you gave us ten requests, we will fulfill them all."

    Gu Ruoyun looked at Long Yuan and spoke, "My first request is very simple - I want everyone in the Dragon Clan to politely apologize to Lan Ge and recognize his existence!"

    This time, forget about the others, even Lan Ge was stunned.

    He stared at Gu Ruoyun with a peculiar light in his eyes as his heart filled with gratitude.

    No matter what, even up to this moment, Lan Ge never thought that Gu Ruoyun would put his situation into consideration first.

    "Number two." Gu Ruoyun paused before she said, "I know that the Dragon Clan has hidden an Ancient Dragon's body away. That Ancient Dragon was the previous King of the Dragon Clan! My second request is that I want his body."

    Gu Ruoyun did not mention the Ancient Dragon's Bile. Instead, she had requested to take the entire Ancient Dragon's body away.

    The entire room instantly turned quiet.

    It was so quiet that one could hear the person breathing next to them clearly...

    Long Yuan frowned gently. He clearly found it difficult to comply with Gu Ruoyun's second request.

    Amidst the crowd's silence, the woman's voice rang out once again, "Of course, you can choose to refuse!"

    "I really can't give you a direct answer on this." Long Yuan relaxed his furrowed brow. "If the Clan Leader awakens and is willing to let you take the Ancient Dragon's body away, we have nothing to say! This matter can only be decided by the Clan Leader."

    This meant that Gu Ruoyun has to cure the Clan Leader first. If the Clan Leader agrees, she could then take the Ancient Dragon's body away.

    Gu Ruoyun did not say anything else and approached the Clan Leader who was lying on the bed.

    "All of you, prepare a few silver needles for me. They must be sterilized."

    When Long Yuan heard Gu Ruoyun's instructions, he quickly had Long Yan prepare the silver needles. Even though Long Yan was rather unwilling, he had to obediently prepare the items for Gu Ruoyun.

    However, Long Yan simply does not believe that this woman could heal the Clan Leader.

    She must be taking the advantage to hurt the Clan Leader!

    He really does not know why Elder Long Yuan believes in her...

    Not too long after that, Long Yan brought the sterilized silver needles into the room and placed them into Gu Ruoyun's hand with an emotionless look on his face. He then scoffed icily, turned around and went to the back of the crowd.

    The room once again returned to silence.

    Gu Ruoyun controlled her breathing and slowly pierced the sterilized silver needles into the Clan Leader's fingertips. The crowd could see very clearly that the once shiny silver needle was gradually turning black.

    They then saw Gu Ruoyun fish out a pill from out of nowhere and stuff it into the Clan Leader's mouth.

    It was too late for Long Yuan to stop her and he could only watch Gu Ruoyun as she fed the Clan Leader the unidentified pill. However, just as he was about to question her, Gu Ruoyun put the silver needles away and calmly remarked, "Alright, let him recuperate quietly for a while and he should be able to wake up."

    Long Yuan blinked as he stared at the woman's calm features, "It's that easy?"

    "The Spirit Snake's venom is not much of a problem and is easy to solve. If you don't believe me, you can take a look. Furthermore, Spirit Snakes fear sunlight the most. You can open the door and give it a try."

    Gu Ruoyun calmly replied as if she did not place any importance on Long Yuan's doubts.

    Long Yuan looked at Gu Ruoyun before he turned around and opened the room's door. A ray of sunlight shone into the room and landed on the Clan Leader's body. His sleeping face looked serene, calm and peaceful.

    "He's alright, the Clan Leader is really alright!"

    Long Yuan's heart instantly filled with excitement. Heaven knows how much he had been worrying over the Clan Leader's predicament.

    "This is amazing! My Lady, you've saved the Clan Leader so you're the Dragon Clan's benefactor. Our Dragon Clan may despise humans but we aren't the type who would bite the hand who feeds us! Now, I will arrange for you to rest in the Clan Leader's Palace. As for your requests, I will wait for the Clan Leader to awaken before giving you an answer."

    Once Long Yuan had spoken, he turned towards Ling'er and said, "Ling'er, escort our honored guest to get some rest. Make sure you show her our Dragon Clan's highest standard of courtesy."

    
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