Chapter 107: One person
Murong Chen understood that Wei Suo who had produced so many spiritual stones and even an Elder Mind Devouring Bug, was no ordinary cultivator. Aftering hearing Wei Suo’s inquiry, Murong Chen immediately recovered from his dazed state of realizing Wei Suo was already a Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator. He smiled gleefully. “Brother has arrived at a good time, the first artifact is already forged.”
“Is it?” Wei Suo immediately grew excited. “Hurry up and show it to me.”
“Alright, brother Ji please wait a moment.” Murong Chen turned to walk out of the room. After a brief moment, he returned with a pointed looking object for Wei Suo.
Wei Suo flushed with eagerness as he raised the object up.
The forged artifact was only 7 inches long, its internals hollow. Wei Suo tested it, it fit perfectly inside his little finger. Someone would’ve really mistaken it for a fashionable fake fingernail that women loved to wear.
The taper had an extraordinarily sharp tip, if Wei Suo impaled it into anyone, the person’s blood would certainly gush out.
It had a semi-transparent appearance, looking a little like an eerie bone with talismanic lines embroidered over it, and it emitted an agile aura. Its internals were laced with something, with a tinge of silver.
Wei Suo delivered a wave of true energy in. Wei Suo immediately turned delighted. This spur instantly became hazy, seemingly about to vanish into thin air.
“Because you emphasized on concealment, it should be used as a sneak attack. Thus, I didn’t add any other magic arrays over it, except a wind element type which can greatly enhance its speed, and prevent any sound after being released.” Murong Chen explained with satisfaction. “To enhance its resilience, before I laid the magic array, I even placed it in agate liquid and several substances, soaking it for 10 days. Hence, this artifact possess not only a half-spirit level offense, its essence itself is able to endure attacks from a half-spirit artifact without breaking.”
Wei Suo immediately nodded in satisfaction.
The might of a half-spirit artifact, it was within the calculations of the old man and him. Comparing it to the true spirit artifact he had now, this one paled in comparison. However, this artifact was more of a concealed, sneak attack one. If used as a secret ambush, the might of a half-spirit artifact was pretty outstanding. The crucial point was that it wouldn’t release a sound upon execution, this had already satisfied Wei Suo’s requirements.
“However, because of its body essence, there is a certain flaw to it.” Murong Chen earnestly advised Wei Suo. “Sunlight will have an influence on it. It wouldn’t be able to completely disguise itself under the sunlight. This was why I used Treetoad oil to concoct a special liquid. Just smear a layer over before facing the enemy, it will negate the effects of sunlight and be completely concealed.”
Murong Chen then tossed out a jade bottle, and bashfully added in another statement. “Using this artifact in the day time is slightly troublesome. Moreover, the value of Treetoad oil isn’t cheap. This bottle counts as my gift to you. However, if you want more concoctions, I have to collect some spiritual stones as fees.”
Wei Suo received the jade bottle. His heart stirred as he retained his expression and asked Murong Chen, “This special liquid has such an incredible property. If I smear it on the other artifact robe, will it also function the same?”
Murong Chen stammered slightly, obviously he hadn’t thought of this. But he immediately nodded in acknowledgement. “Definitely possible. But you must take note its effect only persists for two hours, which means that you can only use it for one fight, before having to reapply it.”
“Is it possible to add into the liquid, a property to absorb aura. So that this artifact and that artifact robe will be completely disguised without even an aura?” Wei Suo continued probing.
Murong Chen pondered for a moment before nodding. “Of course it’s possible, just add in a smell absorbing fruit and other ingredients. But after I forged it, the base materials I used doesn’t really have any smell. Brother Ji, you’re sure you want to add? Those extra ingredients will cause the base cost of this liquid to increase.”
Wei Suo nodded. “For a bottle like this, how many times can I use it for my artifact weapon? And also how many times for my artifact robe?”
“Your artifact weapon is small, using it over a hundred times isn’t a problem. But if the artifact robe is successfully forged, I reckon a few times of the liquid is the limit.” Murong Chen smiled bitterly. He hadn’t given much thought about that artifact robe. As he thought about how the artifact robe can be used in the daytime….an invisible Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator….if anyone provoked him, they would be in for trouble.
Murong Chen was even starting to imagine, will Spirit Peak City form a new legend of an invisible demon in the future.
Wei Suo continued his questioning. “How many spiritual stones does it take for you to concoct one of this liquid?”
Murong Chen replied. “20 low quality spiritual stones.”
“In the case, I would like 20 bottles first.” Wei Suo glanced at Murong Chen. “Would master Murong be able to do it for me?”
“With the adequate spiritual stones, naturally I’m able to do so. But does Brother Ji really want that many. Because if a mishap happens and the artifact is wrecked, then the liquid will become redundant. Moreover, I’m not a hundred percent sure of success in forging your artifact robe.” Murong Chen forced out a smile to Wei Suo.
Wei Suo smiled back lightly. “No worries, just get me 20 bottles first.”
“20 bottles? That is even enough to take a shower.” Murong Chen couldn’t help teasing in his heart.
But he didn’t know, Wei Suo was already bursting with joy inside him.
At present, Wei Suo still had a Mind Devouring Bug egg that he cast his Spirit Controlling technique on. Wei Suo could sense it extremely clearly, this egg was about to hatch in a couple of days.
Wei Suo had used the sunlight talisman to deal with the Mind Devouring Bug. In his heart he naturally knew how sunlight could affect a Mind Devouring Bug. If he could smear this liquid on, then the Mind Devouring Bug would be able to resist in the day time.
Moreover, the Mind Devouring Bug had a weird odor. If it was equipped with this special liquid, then it could become like that Elder Mind Devouring Bug; without a trace, it would be a precious indispensable tool.
“The forging fees for this artifact is a thousand low quality spiritual stones.” Murong Chen finally squeezed out the words, to settle the accounts with Wei Suo. “You’d previously gotten someone to deliver that Wolfbat, as well as 60 Scarlet beetles, I’ve already taken a look at them. The total valuation is 2,200 low quality spiritual stones, is it alright?”
“Master Murong’s valuation is indeed fair, I have no problems.” Wei Suo smiled as he only paid up 400 low quality spiritual stones. He only paid a fixed deposit of half the price of those 20 bottles of that special liquid.
“For the next artifact, brother Ji can come back 20 days later. By then, I should’ve already concocted the special liquid.” Murong Chen received the payment and asked. “May I know if Brother Ji has other requests?”
“Cyan Beetle demonic pellet, Golden Spirit pellet.” Wei Suo smiled reluctantly as he replied. “I need a hundred Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, and 50 Golden Spirit pellets.”
“He still needs so many Golden Spirit pellets and Cyan Beetle demonic pellets?” Murong Chen was taken aback, but he immediately replied, “We just recently received a batch of Cyan Beetle demonic pellets and Golden Spirit pellets, 50 Golden Spirit pellets isn’t a problem. However, I only have 70 Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, we can only acquire the rest after 3 days.”
“Then I’ll collect the remaining Cyan Beetle demonic pellets 20 days from now.” Wei Suo once again paid his spiritual stones and received the pellets, then he left the Ninepeaks shop.
After putting on his bamboo hat before heading back to his Heaven Grade residence, he suddenly felt a longing for Nangong Yuqing.
This was because of spending on those 20 bottles, he was left with 18,000 low quality spiritual stones. Yet after purchasing those pellets, he used a total of 11,000 low quality spiritual stones.
Wei Suo was now left with only 7,000 low quality spiritual stones.
Just like what Nangong Yuqing had mentioned previously. It may seem that earning spiritual stones is easy, but spending it was easier. After reaping a huge harvest from that red robed cultivator previously, he had been lazy and decided to stay in his Heaven Grade Residence for another month. He had never expected that to breakthrough into the Heavenly Circuit stage, his finances would become tight once again. Furthermore, his Mind Devouring Bug would incur even more expenses in the future.
“Spritual stones ahh, how I wish I had a spiritual stones ore mine!”
Looking at his shriveled up spiritual stone pouch, he sighed. After returning to his Heaven Grade residence, Wei Suo started to refine the Cyan Beetle demonic pellets once again.
3 days later, Wei Suo had completely refined the Cyan Beetle demonic pellets, he now had a total of 46 Heaven Mending pellets.
After concocting the 46 Heaven Mending pellets, Wei Suo gritted his teeth as he continued to refine these Heaven Mending pellets without rest.
If he still couldn’t upgrade his Purple Mystic True technique to a low grade earth level after refining so many Heaven Mending pellets, Wei Suo would really curse out loud.
Fortunately, after refining 20 Heaven Mending pellets, Wei Suo could hear the flushing sound of a large river within his internal true energy. Finally, after breaking through to the Heavenly Circuit stage, his purple mystic true technique had also been raised to a genuine Earth level cultivation technique.
“A heavenly Circuit stage cultivator with an Earth level cultivation technique. Holy, I’m really now considered one of a kind in Spirit Speak city.”
Hearing his true energies resounding with a thunderous crash of a large river, Wei Suo couldn’t resist the urge to praise out loud.