Chapter 106: Closed door cultivation, Heavenly Circuit Stage!
Upon returning to Spirit Peak City, Wei Suo directly headed back to his Heaven Grade Residence.
After entering the peace and quietness of his room, he started organizing his harvest.
This was Wei Suo’s long term habit. After every venture, he would carefully count how many spiritual stones he expended and earned, making sure his income would always overshadow his expenditure.
For this round, it was obviously a huge reaping, a purely wonderful bliss for Wei Suo.
Liu Anting’s spiritual stones pouch was given to Han Weiwei. From Cultivator Chen’s black pouch, he garnered a total of 25 high quality spiritual stones. From the red robed cultivator, he cleared a total of 73 high quality spiritual stones. All these amounted to 9,800 low quality spiritual stones.
Before pursuing Cultivator Chen out of the city, Wei Suo only had 17,000 low quality spiritual stones. Moreover, he still had to pay the fees for the Cyan Beetle demonic pellet and Golden Spirit pellet he bought from the Ninepeaks shop…..this meant 7,000 low quality spiritual stones. Following that, he still had to pay forging fees to Murong Chen.
Therefore, Wei Suo was only left with roughly about 8,000 low quality spiritual stones. But now with the added boost of 9,800 spiritual stones, it was like sending charcoal in snowy weather to Wei Suo.
But amongst the countless spiritual stones, the greatest harvest came in the form of that genuine spirit artifact.
Observing the might of that black arrow, penetrating through a low level defensive skill of a level 4 Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator wasn’t a problem.
Which goes to say, for a level 4 Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator; if he didn’t possess a true spirit defensive artifact, Wei Suo may have a good shot at dealing with him……
He would definitely sell off the 3 Wolfbats and the 60 plus Scarlet Beetles. Wei Suo determined that when the Ninepeaks shop delivered his goods, he would directly hand them over to sell away.
The Wolfbat was worth about 200 low quality spiritual stones, and an ordinary Scarlet Beetle approximately 8-10 low quality spiritual stones. In total, this amounted to roughly 1,200 low quality spiritual stones.
Wei Suo was currently in possession of 3 Treasure Receiving Pockets now. He decided to either gift Nangong Yuqing or the Ye siblings one, or to sell it bluntly. Besides, he had no use for so many Treasure Receiving Pockets. A low grade black Treasure Receiving Pocket could definitely be sold for a thousand low quality spiritual stones. Once he got rid of all these, his total wealth should be worth above 20,000 low quality spiritual stones.
After arranging his decisions over these matters, Wei Suo started to browse through the items he would keep for himself……..
First, he kept the United Void pellet and that Water Isolation Magic pearl from Cultivator Chen. He then picked up that Thunderclap Sword art from the red robed cultivator.
After browsing through it carefully, the fully expectant Wei Suo became slightly disappointed.
Actually, this Thunderclap Sword Art was segregated into two volumes. The volume section noted several ordinary forging flying swords and controlling sword techniques which includes the method for controlling swords before a cultivator reached the Thought Division stage. The lower volume includes a vastly profound sword governing and sword cultivation techniques.
The most formidable aspect of the Thunderclap Sword art, was being able to summon divine thunder from the highest of heavens, adhering it onto the flying sword. Its might was terrifyingly astonishing. According to its records, a complete Thunderclap Sword Art can be considered a low-level Heaven rank skill technique.
Yet the manual he had right now was only the upper volume, it didn’t contain the profound arts of this Thunderclap Sword art……
Although he could use the Thunderclap Sword art manual to forge and temper the green flying sword, but until his cultivation reached Thought Division stage, this green flying sword definitely wouldn’t possess strength that exceeded the black arrow.
Because of that, Wei Suo temporarily discarded the notion of reforging the flying sword.
He also received from Liu Anting, that nasty Devouring Spirit shield that can wreck an opposing artifact. Wei Suo then counted the amount of Golden Spirit pellets and Cyan Beetle demonic pellets on hand. Adding all together, Wei Suo had an entire 86 Golden Spirit pellets and 88 Cyan Beetle demonic pellets.
After he had broken through to Divine Sea stage level 5, and his Purple Mystic True technique had advanced to profound level, his speed of refining Golden Spirit pellets was now 3 per day. His speed for concocting Heaven Mending Pellets in one night now consumed over 20 Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, with a 60 percent success rate. In one night, he successfully concocted roughly 12 Heaven Mending pellets ……
Following his plan, after settling his Golden Spirit pellets and Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, Wei Suo began to cultivate as he shut his eyes.
In the day, Wei Suo would strive his hardest to refine the Golden Spirit pellets and cultivate his Purple Mystic True technique. In the night, he would concentrate on concocting Heaven Mending pellets.
3 days later, people from Ninepeaks delivered the remaining 30 Golden Spirit pellets and 135 Cyan Beetle demonic pellets along with the raw materials needed to concoct that Nurturing Demon liquid. It was that jug-eared attendant that delivered his stuff. It seemed like although he had gained several advantages in the dark, Murong Chen still held faith in him.
After receiving these items and footing over 7,000 low quality spiritual stones, Wei Suo continued his closed door cultivation without resting…….
A dozen days passed, a stillness enveloped the Heavenly Grade residence Wei Suo dwelled in.
20 days later, at Ninepeaks shop, north of the city. An unattractive young cultivator, wearing a gloomy and grey robe with a conical bamboo hat, strolled into Ninepeaks.
At present, that jug-eared attendant wasn’t around. Only that tanned skin attendant and another newly hired young attendant was present.
The grey robed cultivator took off his bamboo hat upon walking in. The tanned skin attendant shuddered slightly, instantly addressing with a respectful tone, “Senior Ji.” Taking two small steps forward, his face changed drastically after feeling the aura exuberating from the young cultivator. His gaze welled up with reverence and fear…..
“Bring me to see master Murong.” The young cultivator nodded as he uttered.
The tanned attendant immediately led the way.
“Brother Ji.” Inside the room of Murong Chen, at the courtyard of the Ninepeaks. When Murong Chen saw this young cultivator, he was instantly stunned, his voice carried a trace of disbelief. “Brother Ji, I would never have expected you to break through into the Heavenly Circuit Stage.”
“I was barely lucky to break through.” This ‘brother Ji’ hailed by Murong Chen, the young cultivator dressed in unappealing grey robe, was naturally Wei Suo. As he nodded, his lips curled into a queer bitter smile.
In the past 20 days, Wei Suo continued to cultivate day and night. He possessed a total of 234 Cyan Beetle demonic pellets; but after 10 days, these pellets had been expended fully…..
With these Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, Wei Suo concocted a total of 135 Heaven Mending Pellets. Because of his high frequency in concocting, his success rate had increased substantially.
From the start, Wei Suo repeatedly refined 3 Golden Spirit pellets per day, for a total of 30 after 10 days. After finishing with the Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, he carried his cultivation refinement into the night, refining a total of 6 Heaven Mending pellets per day.
Previously, when he broke through from level 4 to level 5 Divine Sea stage, Wei Suo only required 6 Heaven Mending pellets, along with the spiritual stones before that. Estimatedly, it was about the spiritual energy of 10 Golden Spirit Pellets.
What Wei Suo hadn’t anticipated was that after his Purple Mystic True technique had evolved from middle Profound level to upper Profound level cultivation technique, he constantly refined. But only after refining 92 Golden Spirit pellets, only then did he feel a sudden ripple and his Heavenly Circuit started to take shape. Only then did he swallow the Icemist fruit, finally forming a sixth Divine Sea, linking up into a Heavenly Circuit loop, allowing his cultivation to rise to Heavenly Circuit stage level 1…….
After a hardfought attempt to break through to Heavenly Circuit stage, he continued day and night to exhaust those 135 Heaven Mending pellets.
According to the prior calculation of the old man, an estimated 120 Heaven Meding Pellet would be enough to raise his Purple Mystic True technique to an Earth level quality. In the end, tears streamed as he realized that he was still short of a little to reach the Earth level. It would at least require another 20 or so Heaven Mending pellets to raise it to the lower Earth level.
Not even mentioning a Heaven Mending pellet, just 96 Golden Spirit pellets alone was already equivalent to over ten thousand low quality spiritual stones……
Following his pace of acquiring spiritual stones before chancing upon the Ghost Raising Jar, his roughly earned 6-7 low quality spiritual stones a month, and could only afford 2 or 1 low quality spiritual stones for his cultivation.
Actually, for this earning speed, it was the average earning speed for Divine Sea stage level 2-3 cultivators.
Counting from this perspective, a cultivator would refine around 400 low quality spiritual stones a year. With such a pace, it would at least require 20 to 30 years for a low level cultivator to break through into Heavenly Circuit stage level 1.
In actual fact due to various reasons, numerous cultivators would be cut down in that time frame. For most cultivators, the longer it took, the difficulty would increase by two times.
This was the reason why there weren’t many Heavenly Circuit stage cultivators in Spirit Peak city. Such a cultivator would be considered a formidable force already.
Occasionally, only a cultivator with a powerful backing or one that had joined a sect would be able to break through to the Heavenly Circuit stage with ease. Hence, the proportion of Heavenly Circuit stage loose cultivators compared to ones in sects were approximately 2:8. Most heavenly Circuit stage cultivators were elite disciples of various large sects.
As for the quantity of Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators, it was normally used to determine the standings of a sect.
The tanned attendant and Master Murong had no clue that Wei Suo just broke through into the Divine Sea stage level 5 not long ago. They only knew Wei Suo for a short period of not even a month, and he was able to break through suddenly into the Heavenly Circuit Stage, naturally they got a huge shock. Reckoning that in the entire Spirit Peak City, only a few individuals like Han Weiwei didn’t need to worry about spiritual stones. Even that young master Li Honglin of the Golden Eagle Palace was no exception.
This was because a smaller sect did not earn much to begin with; they were filled with apprehension, if they killed for resources, then they may incur the wrath of powerful opponents, causing the extinction of their sects. As for the influence of the Golden Eagle Palace, they could only suppress several ordinary low level cultivators. As for their earnings for spiritual stones, they still had to compensate several of their internal disciples and provide elite disciples for their own breakthroughs. Even Li Honglin wasn’t able to spend thousands on thousands of spiritual stones on himself.
If not, he wouldn’t still be stuck at Divine Sea stage level 5. As for Han Weiwei, Wei Suo knew that Ji Ya wished to impart her father’s legacy to her, turning her into a concoction master. Hence, much effort was allocated into concoction and refinement of pellets. If she abandoned concocting pellets, her cultivation would definitely surge by leaps and bounds.
His lips curled into an awkward smile, his heart sorely feeling the difficulty of cultivation. Wei Suo then spoke to Murong Chen, “May I know the status of Master Murong’s forging expertise?”