Chapter 105: True Spirit artifact
This pack of Scarlet Beetles were originally supposed to gang up and beat up Wei Suo and Han Weiwei, yet they were utterly routed by them instead.
This was because the Scarlet Beetles couldn’t fly, they could only squabble beneath Wei Suo and Han Weiwei. With a flurry of skills and artifact activation, the carcasses of the Scarlet Beetles sprawled over the entire region.
The worst was that Elder Scarlet beetle.
Due to its precious carapace, the elder Scarlet Beetle was repeatedly frozen into an ice knot by Han Weiwei’s ice dragon, then electrified by Wei Sui’s Golden Serpent Thunder Technique.
After a couple dozen times being frosted and electrocuted, the elder Scarlet Beetle could no longer handle such torture; its short legs collapsed, screeching out its final breath.
Seeing their elder dying such a gruesome death, the remaining Scarlet Beetles had intentions of executing vengeance, but after Wei Suo and Han Weiwei slaughtered over 20 of their comrades, the remaining Scarlet Beetles trembled and retreated in fear, streaming back into their ground holes.
The first thing Wei Suo did was to retrieve and store the Wolfbat back into his Treasure Receiving Pocket.
The effectiveness of the Skycloud essence was clearly visible. If they were unlucky, they may even attract nearby level 5-6 demonic beasts, and that would be disastrous.
“What a huge Scarlet Beetle.”
Han Weiwei curiously strolled behind the Elder Scarlet Beetle. The great Elder Scarlet Beetle wasn’t even able to complete its happy ending before it was abruptly slayed. Going closer, it really looked like a massive round table, its complete carapace was even larger than Han Weiwei herself.
“Wakao, isn’t this too thick?” Wei Suo instantly hopped onto the back of the Scarlet Beetle…..discovering that the shimmering black arrow didn’t even penetrate through the Elder Scarlet beetle’s shell. From afar, it seemed like it had pierced in roughly 0.3 metres deep, which goes to say that its shell was even thicker than that.
After much effort, Wei Suo finally managed to pull out the black arrow.
This black arrow was only roughly 30 inches long. The lustre emitting from it appeared like jade; yet it was much heavier than jade, and its entire body was clean and new, with not the slightest trace of damage.
Wei Suo curiously activated this black arrow and pointed towards an ordinary Scarlet Beetle carcass by the side.
“Boom!” The black arrow instantly impaled into the beetle’s carcass, but didn’t automatically return…….
“Is it that this black arrow is similar to a red bracelet? And after activating, it wouldn’t proactively return to its user?” Wei Suo couldn’t help but mutter to himself.
“You swine! This black arrow has exceedingly complicated talisman array lines.” The old man berated Wei Suo. “It’s obvious you didn’t utilize its controlling formation array. But you’re really dog shit lucky, this black arrow really seems like a genuine spirit artifact.”
“Is it?” Wei Suo flushed with excitement, then carved open the Scarlet Beetle with the broadsword, retrieving that black arrow.
It was indeed so, he and Han Weiwei didn’t notice it, but on the body of this black arrow, lines of profoundly mysterious talisman markings were embroidered in what looked like a spiral design, stretching from its tail all the way to the arrow tip…….
“Try following my method to control it.” The old man quickly instructed Wei Suo. Wei Suo and Han Weiwei were both concurrently examining it, trying to figure this black arrow out.
Without making a sound, Wei Suo followed the old man’s method, circulating his true energy in spirals around the talisman lines.
Sizzling and nourishing echoes resounded out, the accumulated energy contained within the black arrow was being activated. Threads of bright glows simmered out, turning the black arrow translucent.
The glow gradually brightened, and a spirit energy flourished around the arrow in the form of darkness.
Wei Suo’s expression immediately changed, once again shooting the arrow out from his hand.
He could feel that the true energy emitting from the arrow was increasingly stronger; but he was sure that if he didn’t release it, he wouldn’t be able to control it any longer. His hand would then explode…….
From the aura emitting from the black arrow, don’t even mention his hand, he was afraid half his body would be consumed if he didn’t release it.
Hence, although it was possible to raise the frightening might of this arrow by tapping into its accumulated true energy, trying to control it was still relatively dangerous.
The black arrow easily pierced through the scarlet beetle carcass, instantly flying back into his hand.
“Could this object perhaps be a true spirit artifact?” The complicated talisman lines and unique activation method caused Han Weiwei to widened her eyes.
“It seems like it.” Wei Suo nodded. “But we still have to see if it possesses the might of a spirit artifact. Except my Thousand Refinement Silver is kept at the Heaven Grade Residence, and wasn’t brought with me……..”
“What Thousand Refinement Silver, just use this to try it.” Han Weiwei sneered, instantly producing the dull-golden spear in her hands.
“Han Weiwei, what are you trying to pull!”
Wei Suo yelled in surprise but didn’t prevent her. The dull-golden spear had clashed against the Elder Scarlet Beetle carapace.
“This wasteful ingrate…” Wei Suo’s vision turned dark. Even though the dull-golden spear definitely couldn’t penetrate the carapace; the more perfect the condition of the carapace was, the higher the quality of the resulting forged artifact. But seeing the position the spear struck, Wei Suo’s face turned much better, understanding her intentions.
The dull-golden spear had struck against the extreme edge of the carapace shell……
Ultimately, if there were slight damages to the edges, it wouldn’t really influence the forged artifact’s quality or durability. For example, a forged artifact shield, any attacks against it would most like lend against the middle regions.
At the position the dull-gold spear struck, there was roughly a 3 inch depression.
Wei Suo targeted the edge of the elder Scarlet Beetle carapace, activating the black arrow again.
“Boom!” The black arrow pierced into the carapace, but its depth did not exceed its previous record, it was far from 0.3 metres. Yet the terrifying might it produced was a level higher than the dull-golden spear.
“A genuine spirit artifact!”
Seeing the outcome, Wei Suo shivered with excitement, and started laughing hysterically towards the sky.
“It is actually a spirit artifact?!”
Han Weiwei couldn’t resist the urge to swallow her saliva…..
From hindsight now, it seemed like the previous cultivator using it didn’t know the technique to control this arrow. Either that or his cultivation was much inferior to Wei Suo’s, probably only a Divine Sea Stage level 2 or 3 cultivator.
Pondering over it, it really should be the case. If it weren’t a low level cultivator, then why would he run here to fight against a mere level 2 Scarlet Beetle. Moreover, he wasn’t even able to retrieve the black arrow, which goes to say that, that cultivator had probably been killed by the Scarlet Beetles.
Such was the rareness of a genuine spirit artifact; many powerful cultivators of the Heavenly Circuit stage level 5 and above, may not even possess a true spirit artifact.
Yet this brat was actually able to easily procure one. Such a simple dispatching of weak demonic beasts, and earning a true spirit artifact.
In Han Weiwei’s eyes, this wretched brat wasn’t so simple after all……..
“With this true spirit artifact, even if a level 2 Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator wanted to touch me, he would have to tread carefully.”
As he admired this black arrow, he started to turn excited. In his heart, he couldn’t help dreaming about the ways he could admonish terror with this spirit artifact.
“Say Wei Suo, how do you plan on splitting the gains?” At this moment, Han Weiwei’s sentence immediately brought him back to reality.
“I brought you here.” Wei Suo felt his heart ache slightly. “How about 30-70, I’ll take 70 and you 30. Anyway this spirit artifact is definitely mine, I’ll just compensate you in terms of spiritual stones.”
“30-70, you’re really stingy.” Han Weiwei pouted. “At least 40-60.”
“40-60?” Wei Suo bitterly squealed. “Didn’t you say you don’t really care previously, why did you suddenly turn shrewd……”
“Isn’t it just learning from you.” Han Weiwei scoffed, tossing up the dull-golden spear in her hand. “If you don’t wish to split then nevermind. This weapon seems rather compatible in my hands, how about you gift it to me, then you can keep the rest. My Cyan Bamboo Sword was destroyed, and I’m lacking an artifact weapon. I’ve already tested Liu Zongting’s iron bowl, its might is acceptable, just that its activating speed and attack speed is too slow. But this spear is rather useful.”
“That isn’t bad.” Wei Suo smirked in silence, feeling the cooperation with this beauty was turning out pretty pleasant. Besides, he had numerous half-spirit artifacts, and still had this true spirit artifact on hand. He could definitely survive without that dull-golden spear.
There were roughly 70 Scarlet Beetle carcasses lying around, they had 3 Treasure Receiving Pockets on hand, and it was adequate to store them. After storing the black arrow properly, he didn’t even spare a single Scarlet Beetle, storing them entirely.
“Thanks for allowing me to earn some spiritual stones today.” After exiting the Great Cyan Mountain, Han Weiwei abruptly murmured out, then she suddenly suddenly asked Wei Suo. “That time was it really your first time?”
“What first time?” Reaping such abundant rewards in one night, Wei Suo was calculating the overall spiritual stones he earned, and replied reflexively.
“The 700 spiritual stones!” Han Weiwei cast a vicious glare at Wei Suo.
“Of course it was my first time.” Wei Suo replied. “Why did you suddenly bring this up again?”
“On account that it was your first offence, and that you rescued me today, even allowing me to earn spiritual stones, why don’t I offer some words to Nangong Yuqing on your behalf?” Han Weiwei continued. “How about I just say it was just me purposely slandering you, but the truth was that nothing happened.”
“Forget it, I admitted it myself previously. She can see through it anyway, I’ll handle this matter myself. Don’t mess it up even further.” Wei Suo glanced at Han Weiwei. “When I return, I will go into closed door cultivation for awhile. Be careful when you attempt to earn spiritual stones. Remember, only by surviving can you earn more spiritual stones. The longer a cultivator survives, most of the time it isn’t about the skills or cultivation, but by being cautious.”
“I got it, safety is priority. I’ll go into closed door cultivation as well.” Looking at Wei Suo, Han Weiwei suddenly charmingly smiled. “Why, you’re concerned about me?”
“Concerned your head. Retard.” Wei Suo batted his eyes at Han Weiwei, his heart cursing this little demoness. Because when Han Weiwei flashed her smile at him, his heart suddenly thumped louder and faster. This perky butt beauty could really be enchanting at times.