Chapter 109: Has the egg hatched?
The black robed elderly appeared like a lowly butler; yet Ji Ya treated him with utmost prudence, but her glare was increasingly colder.
“Grand-shopkeeper Ji is too courteous. This one is a lowly man, not worthy of being your Elder.” The black robed elderly man bowed respectfully.
“May I know what Elder Dong requires of me?” Ji Ya was her usual cold self, cutting straight to the chase.
Elderly Dong politely smiled. “This one has come personally to deliver a joyous affair.”
“What joyous affair?” Her tone was icy cold, yet the captivating and enchanting ice beauty, Ji Ya, frowned slightly. “If there’s something you need to say, be clear Elder Dong.”
Elder Dong once again bowed. “This one has come on my young master’s behalf. My young master has admired grand-shopkeeper Ji for a long time, he requests of me to propose a marriage, wishing to forge a hundred years of goodwill with grand-shopkeeper Ji.”
“Many thanks to your young master’s praise.” Without the slightest hesitation, Ji Ya shook her head as she gazed at Elder Dong. “I do not have plans for that.”
Elder Dong nodded. “Grand-shopkeeper Ji’s words, I will confer to my young master. But I still plead for grand-shopkeeper Ji to reconsider. Besides this will be extremely beneficial for both you and the Precious Treasure Pavilion. If our East Victory and the Precious Treasure Pavilion unites, then the Precious Treasure Pavilion will definitely become the greatest pellet medicine prefecture of the 5 cities.”
Ji Ya immediately shook her head coldly. “Many thanks for Elder Dong’s intentions, I have nothing to consider.”
Without saying anything else, elder Dong bowed and cusped his hand politely, bidding farewell before walking out of her room.
The domineering icy Ji Ya gazed at the back view of the retreating elder. On her cold jade face, appeared an expression of weariness and worry.
“Lin Feng, what’s the matter?”
Golden Jade Pavilion. Shopkeeper Liu Xiang who had previously sought out Ji Ya, after arriving inside the grand hall of the Golden Jade Pavilion, he couldn’t help asking suspiciously towards Lin Feng who was standing not far from the entrance.
Liu Xiang had just completed a transaction inside the honored guest room, yet he immediately saw Lin Feng’s forlorn self.
“It is that cultivator Wei who had sent two Mind Devouring Bugs.” Hearing Liu Xiang, Lin Feng sighed deeply as he turned around. His expression was that of shock. “He has already broken through into the Heavenly Circuit stage.”
“What!” Liu Xiang’s age wasn’t very far from Lin Feng’s, but he was a matured and deep person. However, after hearing Lin Feng’s words, he similarly gaped in shock.
The reason why Liu Xiang, who was a veteran that had experienced shocking things before, was due the speedy rate of Wei Suo’s cultivation. Previously, the first time Wei Suo delivered that Cold Jade, he wasn’t even at Divine Sea stage level 4. But in a short period of months, he was actually already at the Heavenly Circuit stage.
Such a cultivation speed was heaven defying. Even an elite disciple of Heaven’s First sect wouldn’t be capable of it.
“The reason he came, what is it about?” Although Liu Xiang had warned Lin Feng before not to privately investigate the identity of their guests, with Wei Suo’s shocking cultivation pace, it stirred up his great curiosity.
“This time, he brought an evolved Scarlet beetle. He wants Senior Ouyang to forge an artifact.” Lin Feng replied to Liu Xiang. “Senior Ouyang has already appraised the Elder Scarlet Beetle, it is over two thousand years old; a Scarlet Beetle that has evolved twice. Although its body portions aren’t really special, its entire back shell has a defense that is comparably to a true spirit artifact. With Senior Ouyang’s capabilities, there wouldn’t be a problem in forging a Spirit class artifact shield.”
“Spirit class artifact shield?” Liu Xiang was brimming with shock. As the vice-shopkeeper of the Golden Jade Pavilion, he was exceedingly clear. A spirit artifact shield that was forged from the raw body, requiring the body essence to harden itself, was more susceptible to breaking when compared to a Divine light type magic shield. However, those artifact shields wouldn’t require true energy, or extra effort to become effective. Having a spirit artifact shield, and a cultivation of Heavenly Circuit stage, dealing with demonic beasts beneath level 5 was not a problem at all.
Wei Suo was completely oblivious to the shock Liu Xiang was feeling now.
At present, he only felt that master Ouyang of the Golden Jade Pavilion was slightly more capable than Murong Chen in forging. Because after that elderly Ouyang had inspected, he instantly gave him a definite answer; confirming he was able to forge a Spirit artifact shield, and straightforwardly received a thousand low grade spiritual stones as forging fees.
Which goes to say, elder Ouyang was a hundred percent confident in forging the shield, nothing would go wrong.
Moreover, his forging time frame required only 15 days, it was obvious he had higher qualifications than Murong Chen. Which means, 15 days later, Wei Suo would possess a true Spirit class artifact shield. At that time, Wei Suo’s offense and defence would be of a true spirit class, his might would’ve propelled upwards once again.
But after he walked out of the Golden Jade Pavilion, he had a miserable scowling expression.
His spiritual stones pouch had leaked once again, he was now left with roughly 6 thousand low grade spiritual stones.
After entering the Heavenly Circuit stage, if Wei Suo went into closed door cultivation, he would be able to refine 8-9 Golden Spirit pellets in a day,
8-9 Golden Spirit pellers were equivalent to roughly a thousand low grade spiritual stones. 6,000 low grade spiritual stones was only enough to last Wei Suo in cultivating for 5-6 days.
According to logic, every tier of cultivation to reach the next tier would require one to two times of the required spiritual energy. Especially Wei Suo who was cultivating with a low-Earth level cultivation technique. Based on the calculation of the green gowned old man, for him to breakthrough from level 1 to 2 of the Heavenly Circuit stage, he would require at least 300 Golden Spirit pellets. Which is translated to at least 34,000 low grade spiritual stones.
Although the amounts of spiritual stones he had previously exceeded 40,000, that was due to him slaying numerous Heavenly Circuit stage cultivators to acquire his fortune. In actual fact, it was because cultivators like that red robed cultivator sought trouble from Wei Suo themselves. If it was up to Wei Suo, he surely wouldn’t dare to proactively murder and pillage.
How could he tell if the cultivator had a deadly killing trump card, or what kind of backing the cultivator had.
To earn spiritual stones, the primary method was still to hunt demonic beasts and gather spirit medicines, or raw materials. Yet just an ordinary level 4 demonic beast, was only worth roughly 200 low grade spiritual stones. Even if he slew two in a day, he would only have 400
Low grade spiritual stones. A month would only earn him 34,000 low grade spiritual stones. Moreover, it wasn’t even easy to find a level 4 demonic beast inside the Heavenly Dome. Killing two a day was simply impossible.
Hence, Wei Suo’s cultivation from henceforth wouldn’t be a breeze in the park. It would be greatly hindered.
Another reason Wei Suo had a dejected teary face, was because after leaving the Heaven Grade Residence, he had concentrated his true energy into the Transmission-Jade talisman. Yet after waiting at the mountain path for a long while, Nangong Yuqing hadn’t shown up.
If Nangong Yuqing was not in Spirit Peak City, or still berated and scolded him furiously, Wei Suo would still feel much better. If Nangong Yuqing continued to ignore him, treating him as a swine, then it would be painful torture.
After returning to the city north, Wei Suo didn’t return to his residence, but headed off to another Heaven Grade Residence. He sent a wave of true energy into that Golden-Thread talisman-brush.
This Heaven Grade Residence was Han Weiwei’s residence. After returning from hunting the Scarlet beetles, Han Weiwei had felt a great compatibility with Wei Suo, thus she told him her dwelling residence. If he had any opportunities to earn spiritual stones in the future, he must bring her along.
“Your granny, don’t tell me this is my unlucky day? I can’t even find someone I want to find?”
Wei Suo stood outside her residence for a long while, finally deciding to turn around and leave. Suddenly, a gap creaked open. Clad in her usual silver robes, Han Weiwei adjusted her waist slightly, as she strolled out charmingly.
“Wakao! Why did you take half a day to come out, I still thought you weren’t around. Why, were you dolling up yourself inside, preparing to seduce me?” Seeing Han Weiwei walking out now, Wei Suo couldn’t help raging out.
“Seduce your head. You think you’re worthy? I just need to mention that I’m feeling lonely, and a whole line of suitors will queue up from the city south till here.” Han Weiwei rolled her eyes at Wei suo and snorted. “I was in closed door meditation alright, if you didn’t show up, I would’ve probably broken through to the Heavenly Circuit stage already. Luckily, you showed up earlier; if you were later, I would’ve already swallowed an Ice-mist pellet, and wouldn’t come out for you. At least not until I breakthrough to the Heavenly Circuit stage.”
“So fast?” Wei Suo probed with his Aura-determining technique. It was slightly fluctuating, Han Weiwei was really at the state of imminent breakthrough.
“You’re already at Heavenly Circuit stage?” The conceited looking Han Weiwei suddenly discovered this huge phenomenon as her eyes widened largely.
“Hehe.” Wei Suo maintained a poker face, as he feigned nodding humbly as though this was nothing much. Yet in his heart, he was incomparably pleased. Besides, if this perky ass beauty had reached Heavenly Circuit stage before him, he would’ve really lost face.
“Not bad eh, a Heavenly Circuit cultivator.” Han Weiwei gazed at Wei Suo, suddenly recalling something as she mysteriously giggled. “Right, has your egg hatched?”
Wei Suo almost fainted, “What do you mean my egg hatched?”
“That Mind Devouring Bug y’know! What else?” Han Weiwei laughed loudly. “Mine has already hatched a few days back.”
“Oh?” Wei Suo couldn’t help asking. “Where’s your Mind Devouring Bug, let me see it.”
“Hoho.” Han Weiwei retrieved a red Slave-beast pouch excitedly, and released her Mind Devouring Bug.
“NO WAY!” Looking at Han Weiwei’s bug, Wei Suo almost vomited blood and fainted into everlasting sleep.
This Mind Devouring bug was spotlessly clean, and even sprayed on with a sweet aroma. It was even colored with different colors, as though it was a child’s toy. The worst part was that Han Weiwei actually tied a peach-red butterfly ribbon on its head.
“Eh Big sister, this is a Mind Devouring Bug y’know. It is a vicious and evil creature right? You sprayed it with sweet smell, and even tied a ribbon on it. Do you think it’s a little kitten?!” Finally suppressing his tears, Wei Suo exclaimed.