Chapter 7 – It’s the same
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Ch40s
“Chat? About what?” Said the exhausted Wei Suo dispiritedly. Had it not been for the fact that he felt that this green gowned old man actually got some working knowledge, then he would be disinclined to even speak at this sort of time.
The green gowned old man took a glance at Wei Suo. “You have called this thing a Spiritual Stone the entire time. What exactly is this Spiritual Stone?”
“Spiritual Stones are crystal stones that contains spiritual energy within it. The cultivators are able to absorb the spiritual energy within them to train. It’s similar to refining Demon Pellets. Merely, the spiritual energy within the Spiritual Stones are relatively pure compared to the Demon Pellets. Thus, there is no need to refine them into Pellet Medicines in order to use it. That is the reason why these Spiritual Stones became the currency of the cultivation world. According to their ranks, these Spiritual Stones are separated into three grades. Those with the most abundant spiritual energies are the High Quality Spiritual Stones and those with the least spiritual energies are the Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Why? Could it be that during your time, there weren’t any Spiritual Stones? That shouldn’t be possible, right?” Wei Suo said in doubt.
“They actually discovered such Spiritual Stones? However, this is also not impossible. Many of the things from several tens of thousands of years ago are gone now. For there to be things that were not there ten or twenty thousand years ago is also not strange. Without mentioning anything else, the martial techniques that you all have now are definitely different when compared to the time of over ten thousand years ago when my final master died.” The green gowned old man used a gaze of looking at a rural person as he looked at Wei Suo. “If you don’t believe me, then tell me roughly how the martial techniques nowadays are. How many levels are they separated into?”
“There’s a lot of different martial techniques. In terms of their quality, they are separated into Heaven, Earth, Profound and Spirit. A total of four levels and twelve stages. As for the stages, they are separated into Divine Sea Stage, Heavenly Circuit Stage, Thought Division Stage, Golden Pellet Stage, Divine Mystic Stage, True Immortal Stage. How were things ten thousand years ago?”
“… it’s the same.”
“Fuck, and here you are, telling me that they’re definitely different!”
“However, if we go further down in time, then it would be different. For example, the martial techniques from several tens of thousands of years ago were all the cultivation of Elemental Energy techniques from a single sect. For example, the fire related techniques have their accompanying Fire Elemental Martial Techniques. As for those who had learned the Fire Elemental Martial Techniques, they were unable to learn any other elemental martial techniques. It was unlike the martial techniques nowadays where as long as one possessed enough True Elemental Energy, one would be able to use the majority of the techniques.”
“You for real? Green haired old fart, you’re not just randomly speaking, right?”
“Me, randomly speaking? It’s you who lacks knowledge and experience. The martial techniques in the cultivation world nowadays are all the derivations made from the enlightenment gained from an almighty’s martial technique from back then. Before, only that almighty’s martial technique was able to use the other elemental energy techniques. That Heaven Dome Wall that covers the outside of the seven continents, that too is something that almighty had created through his martial technique.”
“That seemed to be something that I’ve heard of before.” Wei Suo became a bit more focused. The Spirit Peak City that he lived in was a small remote town in the Heavenly Profound Continent. The continent that was said to be the closest to the Heavenly Profound Continent was the Cloud Spirit Continent. Located between the two continents was a large range of uncivilized wilderness. Only within a couple major cities would there be conveying arrays that connected the two continents. Although Wei Suo had never been to those major cities before, he was still able to see the Heaven Dome Wall at any time because the Spirit Peak City was located at the edge of the Heavenly Profound Continent. Wei Suo had gone to admire the Heaven Done Wall once before.
It was a long and continuous white light curtain that appeared like a city wall that covered the entire continent. One simply cannot see how tall it was using merely one’s eyes. It appeared to be leading to the Heavens. It was said that there were cultivators who had reached the Golden Pellet Stage that had flew up toward the Heaven Dome Wall before. However, even they were unable to see the peak. Its height was way higher than the height that Golden Pellet Stage cultivators were able to reach. Furthermore, the most peculiar thing regarding this Heaven Dome Wall was that it was completely harmless to cultivators. Going through the white light cover was like walking through a layer of ripple. However, for the demonic beasts outside, they would immediately be knocked back by this Heaven Dome Wall. Furthermore, the more strength they charged into the Heaven Dome Wall with, the greater the knockback force would be.
The amount of demonic beasts in the uncivilized wilderness outside of the Heaven Dome Wall was astonishingly great. Had there not been for the obstruction of the Heaven Dome Wall, then the cultivators of the continents might not necessarily be a match for the demonic beasts. However, after several tens of thousand of years, it was said that breaches have appeared at certain places in the Heaven Dome Wall. Although the powerful demonic beasts that had come through those breaches were all killed by the major powers of the continents and many of the breaches were safeguarded by the major powers once they were discovered, many of the level four and below demonic beasts that were not extremely powerful had managed to get into the continents and started propagating. Currently, there were places outside of the various cities in the Heavenly Profound Continent that contained a large quantity of demonic beasts.
Legend has it that this Heaven Dome Wall that enveloped the seven continents was created by an almighty individual in ancient times through the use of his heaven sundering magic power. As for the details on what actually happened, Wei Suo did not know anything about it.
“Seeing as you do not know anything at all, I’ll tell you a bit more about it. At the very beginning, the cultivation world was filled with Spiritual Meridians. The cultivators of that time would generally absorb the World’s Spiritual Meridians and Spiritual Energies directly. Furthermore, the amount of demonic beasts back then was not as numerous as now.” The green gowned old man said. “Afterwards, there was a powerful foe who ended up fighting with that almighty. Their battles resulted in landslides and the shattering of the earth. Not only did it split the world into seven continents, it also shattered a lot of stars and opened many spatial cracks. Practically all of the World’s Spiritual Meridians were extinguished. Afterwards, that almighty, in order to make sure the entire world was not overrun by demonic beasts, used his heaven sundering magic power to create the nine Heaven Dome Walls that enveloped the seven continents. Only later did the martial techniques and cultivation techniques slowly change and develop into a state where the people would practically only be able to rely on Spiritual Medicines and Demon Pellets to cultivate.”
“Oh, that’s right. What level of martial technique is the one that you’re training in, and what level is your cultivation?” After the green gowned old man finished his words, he seemed to have suddenly thought of something. He looked to Wei Suo and asked.
Wei Suo’s face grew red. “The Purple Mystic True Technique that I trained in is a low level Profound technique. My current cultivation level is that of a level two Divine Sea Stage.”
The green gowned old man displayed an expression of hearing nothing unexpected. He slightly thought for a moment and then said. “Tell me about the commonly seen Spiritual Herbs and demonic beasts that you have in this era. Include the Spiritual Herbs and demonic beasts that you all thought to be pretty worthless now.”
“The commonly seen demonic beasts includes the Red Scaled Poison Snake, Five Colored Centipede, Black Firerock Turtle, Scarlet Elemental Beetle… The commonly seen Spiritual Herbs includes the Little Fog Grass, Ironstring Grass, Colored Glass Fruit…” Wei Suo spent over an hour listing while thinking of all the commonly seen demonic beast and Spiritual Herbs. Fortunately, Wei Suo had been extremely poor ever since he started cultivating. Thus, he had remembered anything that possessed the slightest value so that he would not miss them when he went out to hunt demonic beasts. Thus, the amount of things that he remembered was extremely diverse. Had it been for that prodigal perky butted beauty, then it would likely be pretty good already if she could manage to list several tens of the demonic beasts and Spiritual Herbs Wei Suo listed.
“Who is this woman?” After the green gowned old man finished hearing Wei Suo’s list, he pointed to the beauty portraits on the wall and asked.
“What the heck, green haired old man, what the heck is this? What use is there in asking this?” Wei Suo who was waiting for the green gowned old man to tell him something of value was immediately and greatly disappointed. He was unable to restrain himself from shouting at the green gowned old man.
“Once you answer this final question of mine, you’ll naturally be able to get something good out of it.” The green gowned old man said as he looked to Wei Suo.
“She is the Mystic Wind Sect’s Sect Master Ye Xuancheng’s female disciple. Her cultivation level is extremely powerful. Furthermore, she’s also beautiful. Thus, many people were fighting over to have her as their wife. Many people had entered into the Mystic Wind Sect for her after seeing her portraits. Am I clear enough?” Wei Suo said that rapidly and then looked to the green gowned old man. “Well then, tell me, what good is there for me?
“Let’s make an exchange. You help me take form and I’ll help you cultivate.” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo with his tiny narrow eyes. “While I do not dare to promise much, helping you reach the Golden Pellet Stage and obtain this Shui Ling’er ought to be extremely promising.”