Chapter 4 – Buying Fire Scorpion
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Ch40s, Fumma, Earl
“Have a look, have a look. these are definitely the authentic Five Poison Sect’s Five Poison Talismans. One could use them with only the cultivation of level one Divine Sea Stage. It’s convenient and quick. It is definitely the essential talisman for killing others while in home or outside!”
“Top-notch Energy Recovery Pellet, only two left. The lowest price possible, it’s practically a steal, you must definitely not miss this.”
“Buying all kinds of shattered Magical Treasure portions. Offering fair price. Fair trade, no scam.”
“Selling Great Wilderness Map. It contains the fastest shortcut to the Wild Chicken Mountain. My reputation is guaranteed; this route is one hundred percent safe.”
“Buying Bluestone Fish Bone. Buying Bluestone Fish Bone. Will pay Spiritual Stones for fish bones.”
“Selling an artifact crafting technique passed down from my family. It is practically a steal, you better buy this quickly before it’s gone.”
“Seeking party members to go to the Ghost Mound to kill Rock Corpse Beasts. Will not take anyone under level three Divine Sea Stage cultivation.”
On an open space outside of the Spirit Peak City’s eastern gates, a large amount of people were all shouting loudly.
“Bluestone Fish Bones? They’re freaking useless. There’s actually an idiot trying to buy Bluestone Fish Bones?” Said a thick browed burly man who held an axe in a disdainful tone.
“Oh, that can’t be considered as being foolish. It was said that someone had managed to create a talisman recipe through experimentation recently that could use Bluestone Fish Bones to craft Water Arrow Talismans. Although I’ve heard that the strength of those Water Arrow Talismans were extremely bad and cannot even be considered as a level one technique talisman. They could at the very most be considered as a half-level technique talisman. However, they still possessed some use.” Beside the burly man, a thin man with a pair of deceitful eyebrows and rat like eyes said. “Let me tell you what’s even more stupid. Last time, I’ve seen someone buying Fire Scorpions.”
“Monkey, you’re kidding right? There’s actually someone who would buy Fire Scorpions?”
“Buying Fire Scorpion carcasses! The Fire Scorpion carcasses must be fresh. I don’t want any that smells or is dirty.” Before the thick browed burly man finished his speech, he already heard someone shouting in a loud voice.
“For real?” The thick browed burly man was immediately flabbergasted. “There’s actually such an idiot?”
“Green haired old man, are you truly certain that you’re not lying to me?”
Evening. The sun had already set to the west. Inside the little stone house, Wei Suo looked to the six Fire Scorpion carcasses with an immense heartache. “If you dared to lie to me, then I would definitely throw you into the manure pit.”
Early in the morning today, the person who was seen as a super unequalled idiot by the others at the Spirit Peak City’s eastern gate’s little market was naturally Wei Suo.
There was a reason why the people at the little market thought Wei Suo to be a super unequalled idiot, and that was because the Fire Scorpions were only a level one low-level demonic beast. Other than the scorpion tail that was able to be used to craft items, the rest of it was pretty much useless. Furthermore, the Fire Scorpions appeared alone and scattered. Thus, killing a certain quantity of them was a truly annoying task. Thus, generally, no one would go and kill Fire Scorpions to sell. They would at the very most just kill the Fire Scorpions they encountered when they sought for other demonic beasts or materials.
Because of this, something like the Fire Scorpions that generally no one wanted, when someone did want to purchase them, they might not necessarily be able to buy them from the market. Thus, their cost became expensive.
It was just like the city’s low-grade brothel, Willow Back Alley. While there were many good looking girls there, there truly wasn’t any three-foot-tall and three-foot circumference waist fat woman there. If your taste was truly peculiar and wished to find such a big woman, then since they would be especially finding such a woman for you, the price might not be cheaper than that of the best girl in the brothel.
Like today, Wei Suo had used a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone in order to purchase these six Fire Scorpions.
To the others, this single Low Quality Spiritual Stone truly might not be worth much. However, to Wei Suo who was so poor that he even thought of pawning his underpants, it was a large chunk of money. After spending this Low Quality Spiritual Stone, all Wei Suo had left was only a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone.
“Rest assured. Trust me, nothing can go wrong. Can you give me some Fire Scorpion’s blood to drink first? It’s been over ten thousand years since I last tasted Fire Scorpion’s blood. I am extremely thirsty for it.” At this moment, the green gowned old man looked to the six Fire Scorpions that were cast on the side. His eyes were shining and he was gulping down his saliva like a starving person.
“In your dreams. Quickly, tell me exactly how we do this. If I am truly able to make a Fireball Talisman, then I would give some blood for you to drink. If I cannot make it, then you can go drink whatever is in the manure pit.”
The green gowned old man truly felt helpless toward Wei Suo. Growing speechless by Wei Suo’s actions, he could only say. “Okay then. Go and get a Fire Scorpion first. Cut it apart following the black line on its back. Be careful not to cut too deep.”
Wei Suo carried a Fire Scorpion over to the stone table. Although this Fire Scorpion did not appear to be very large, it was still immensely heavy like a large stone. Earlier, when he was carrying the Fire Scorpion carcasses back, Wei Suo was pained by the loss of his Spiritual Stone and did not bother to carefully look at the appearance of the Fire Scorpions.
And now, when he carefully examined the Fire Scorpion before him, he noticed that other than its size being much bigger than ordinary scorpions, there were many other places that were different from ordinary scorpions. Its entire carapace was deep red like a boiled lobster. Its scorpion tail was about the same length as its body and appeared like a little steel whip. The point of its tail appeared like a red colored steel needle and was even emitting streams of heat.
Exactly like what the green gowned old man had said, on the largest red carapace on the back of this Fire Scorpion that had a hole knocked into its head was indeed an obvious black line.
“The hell, it’s this hard?”
Wei Suo had initially used an ordinary kitchen knife. After that, he used a black knife that appeared like a butcher knife. After whimpering for a long time, he ended up using a small chisel and then hit on it for a long time. In the end, he finally managed to pry open the red colored carapace following along the black line.
As the green gowned old man was watching this, he rolled his eyes. After all, he had followed over fifty masters. However, it was the first time that he saw an idiot that only managed to pry open the Fire Scorpion’s carapace after going on for half a day with a chisel.
However, he did not dare to say anything right now. That was because if his words were to happen to anger this idiot, then he might really find a manure pit and throw him into it. If that was the case, then he would become the first Artifact Spirit that ended up dying by drowning in a manure pit.
“Did you see the red colored bone underneath it? Carefully take it out whole. Do not break it.”
“Didn’t you say you need the blood? What use is this bone?”
“The ordinary Fire Scorpion’s blood are useless. Only the marrow blood within this bone was useful. Quickly, put it into the bottle gourd. If it dries up, then it cannot be used.”
“Okay. Green haired old man, what do I do next?”
“Mash the Silver Candle Grass and Firetail Flower into juice and blend them in a ratio of seven to three. Simmer boil the blend for an incense worth of time. After that, place the blend into the talisman mold and dry it over a stone to make the talisman paper.”
Wei Suo began pounding. He pounded both the Silver Candle Grass and Firetail Flower into juices. After that, he followed what the green gowned old man had said and carefully measured them using a bottle and mixed the juices in a seven to three ratio.
“Fuck, this smell is truly awful. Green haired old man, you’re not deliberately playing me for a fool, right?”
The juices of the two different plants were originally silver and scarlet red colored and did not possess a major odor. However, after simmering them on the stove for an incense worth of time, after the juices had completely boiled, air bubbles began to emerge nonstop. As for the juice mixture, it turned into thick, vermillion colored liquid. Furthermore, it gave off an extremely stinky fishy smell.
“For this smell to appear, everything had gone perfectly. You can now take it out and use it to make talisman paper. After you make it into a talisman paper, the smell would naturally go away.” The green gowned old man nodded with certainty.
Skeptical, Wei Suo took out the top and bottom portion of a square shaped talisman mold. This talisman mold was something that he had picked up accidentally in the past. It was an ordinary item. Due to the fact that he did not know how to make talisman seals, the talisman seal mold had been collecting dust underneath his bed the entire time. Unexpectedly, it actually managed to have some use this time around.
“So clumsy, you’re truly a prodigal.”
Seeing that Wei Suo had poured so much plant juice into the concave talisman seal mold that it started over flooding, the green gowned old man felt a sense of pain. However, when he remembered that these two plants were overabundant and growing everywhere now, the green gowned old man started to feel speechless.