Chapter 118: Sky Valley, Southeast corner
“I say can you two stop following me, we’ve already established that going our separate ways is safer.”
Wei Suo glanced in dismay towards the pair of cultivator Zhu and that ‘all brawn no brains’ muscular cultivator. After Zhang Zhouyu had left with Feng Zhiyou, the two dimwits had shamelessly latched onto Wei Suo and Han Weiwei. Wherever they went, the two would follow behind.
“Big brother, this……” Cultivator Zhu embarrassedly grabbed his hair. “I have no choice to follow you, you haven’t given me 70 low grade spiritual stones.”
“Wakao!” Wei Suo almost fainted from frustration, immediately producing 70 spiritual stones and handed them over. “Now we’re settled right? Hurry up and leave further, don’t follow me around.”
“Big brother and sister-in-law are amazing, one a brilliant warrior, one a loyal beauty.” After cultivator Zhu received the spiritual stones, his skin thickened again. “Why not let me follow you guys, anyway 2 or 3 doesn’t really make a big difference. Look at my current state, I’ll probably land into the hands of another villain.”
“4 of us!” The ‘all brawn no brains’ muscular cultivator corrected him.
“In-law your head!” Han Weiwei scolded. “Our relationship is purely partners, if you continue your mindless slandering, I’ll chop off your mouth.”
“Okay okay okay, you’re not my in-law, but a true righteous beauty.”
“This fella is quite adorable eh, very quick-witted.” The elated Han Weiwei wasn’t against cultivator Zhu following.
“Big brother, just bring me along man.” Observing that Wei Suo was still reluctant, Zhu Xiaochun added. “Whatever big brother needs in the future, just call me anytime; 70 low grade spiritual stones will do. Righteous cultivators like Brother Li and Lady Wei is really hard to come by.”
Hearing Zhu Xiaochun’s words, Wei Suo frowned slightly.
Although this brat had an undeveloped brain coupled with a timid personality, he was still rather loyal; still reliable in crisis.
Wei Suo would rather accept a blockhead, than having a crafty and scheming person by his side. Moreover, to defeat that mid-tier level 6 demonic beast, Blood Dragon, that the green-gowned old man mentioned, that venomous artifact he had was definitely usable.
“Big brother, why not bring me along too. I’ll stay in Spirit Peak City to tide through this storm. If big brother has any matters, you can summon me anytime.” The muscular cultivator immediately cut in.
“Fine.” Wei Suo reluctantly nodded. “After we return to Spirit Peak City, if I need to find you guys, I will leave a message at the largest announcement board of the north market. I’ll get someone to post a ‘李’ (Li) character, once you see that, then our rendezvous point would be at the entrance of the Ninepeaks shop in the north market. Remember, our liaison method cannot be told to anyone else.”
“I understand big brother. If I ever tell anyone, let my limbs rot.” Zhu Xiaochun yelped gleefully.
“Let’s go, what are you addressed as?” Wei Suo turned to flee while he chatted with the 2 new additions.
“I’m called Zhen Chongming.” The muscular male replied,
(TN: Zhen Chongming (真聪明) is very smart in chinese)
“What?! Zhen Chongming?” Wei Suo almost slammed his head against the ground. With him, he can be named Zheng Chongming?
“No, big brother. Its Zhen (甄), Chong (崇), Ming (明).”
“……..” This explanation caused Han Weiwei to erupt into laughter. Wei Suo was speechless, but he roughly understood this guy called Zhen Chongming.
“With guys like you two, how did you even train to Divine Sea stage level 5 so quickly?” As they fled, Wei Suo couldn’t help asking that.
It was obvious the two cultivators weren’t much older than Wei Suo, and they obviously had no special backing. Yet with such IQ, they had cultivated to Divine Sea stage level 5 at this age. Just a few months back, Wei Suo was still only a Divine Sea stage level 2-3 cultivator. He even started doubting his own IQ, his own self.
“I’ve always been following big brother Feng. He is a Heavenly Circuit cultivator, I managed to obtain several good fortunes with him. But now that he is fatally wounded, I am unsure whether he will survive.” The blockhead Zhen Chongming replied.
“I too followed a Heavenly Circuit cultivator surnamed Hou in the past. Following a Heavenly Circuit cultivator can really reap great rewards, even my cultivation sped up. However, last month, brother Hou had furrowed his thick brows while he spoke.
“So it turns out these two are bearers of ill luck? Whomever they followed died or became fatally wounded?” After hearing their words, Wei Suo’s expression darkened.
First nightfall, a cultivator wearing a conical bamboo hat strolled into the Golden Jade Pavilion.
“Senior Wei, how may the Golden Jade Pavilion assist you today?” Upon seeing the cultivator’s face in the hall, Lin Feng immediately displayed a sincere greeting.
Wei Suo nodded with a solemn expression, cutting to the chase as he spoke, “I need to see Shopkeeper Tian.”
His solemn expression wasn’t on purpose.
Actually, he had already obtained a Twin-headed Canine today. Moreover when Feng Zhiyou suggested each to choose one, he even sneakily chose the one that wasn’t poisoned. Finally, he even obtained a supremely useful ‘Secret-Concealment art’. Needless to say he was short of his original objective, and even slayed a random elite disciple of a large sect. He hadn’t even acquired a single spiritual stone, but was being hunted down by others; who knew what other troubles awaited him.
More critically, Han Weiwei even refined a United Void pellet just to activate the ‘Mass-teleportation talisman’.
The value of a United Void pellet was roughly the same as half a Twin-headed Canine. Moreover, the way she had refined the United Void pellet had really been disadvantageous to her.
Although he wasn’t the one that refined the United Void pellet, he was still the one that suggested hunting down the Twin-headed Canines. During their journey back to Spirit Peak City, he observed Han Weiwei’s silent behavior; Wei Suo could tell this perky buttocks beauty was rather dejected.
Especially when they parted ways, she mentioned that she wouldn’t be returning to the Precious Treasure Pavilion temporarily, but instead probe around for news of that Amethyst-fox rose. If not her senior sister would be devastated if she knew how Han Weiwei had consumed the United Void pellet.
Lastly, that lone escaping black armoured cultivator. Wei Suo knew that he wouldn’t be in contact with Feng Zhiyou after today.
Furthermore, their dead companion’s possessions were all stored with him, everything was embezzled by him.
If Wei Suo were to encounter him in the future, Wei Suo would definitely teach him a strict lesson.
“Senior Wei, please.” Lin Feng’s heart thumped as he observed Wei Suo’s solemn expression, directly leading the way.
“What does brother Wei’s visit require of our Golden Jade Pavilion?” Not long after, a cheery looking Shopkeeper Tian appeared inside the honorary guest room.
“Can you help me auction off this Treasure-Receiving pocket?” Wei Suo straightforwardly produced a black Treasure-Receiving pocket and handed to Shopkeeper Tian.
“Of course there isn’t a problem auctioning this Treasure-Receiving pocket.” Shopkeeper Tian swept through it and added. “The lowest valuation is 800 low spiritual stones, how’s it?”
“Alright.” Wei Suo nodded. “My visit this time is actually to inquire of shopkeeper Tian. Does the Golden Jade Pavilion sell Amethyst-fox rose?”
“Amethyst-fox rose?” Shopkeeper Tian paused for a moment before squeezing out a forced smile. “Our Golden Jade Pavilion is reputable for forging artifacts and raw materials for concoction. But a powerful spirit medicine that can eliminate negative side effects like the Amethyst-fox rose is too rare, even I haven’t witnessed it personally before. Only I heard that 10 years ago, one appeared during an auction in Falling Moon City.”
Wei Suo replied with a depressed tone. “That kind of spirit medicine; if one wanted to purchase with money, what are the hopes of it?”
“It isn’t huge.” Shopkeeper Tian nodded. “That spirit medicine is really too sparse. I reckon that in the entire Spirit Peak City, even the Precious Treasure Pavilion and the Heaven’s First sect doesn’t have one. Moreover, such a spirit medicine is necessary for a Thought-Division stage cultivator trying to breakthrough to the Golden-pellet stage; it can remove impurities from their true energy, increasing the chances of success. Even if we have it, a Thought-Division level 5 cultivator would mobilize everything he has to snatch one for himself. Like that one in the Falling Moon City, it was snagged by a Golden-pellet elder of the Extreme Heaven sect.”
Wei Suo’s expression became utterly ugly. He originally had no knowledge on the Amethyst-fox rose; but now, it seems like it was on the same level as the Icemist fruit or the Recuperation grass. A one-of-a-kind rejuvenation spirit medicine aiding a cultivator’s breakthrough.
With Wei Suo’s current strength, it was simply impossible to contend against a Thought-Division stage cultivator. Since the Amethyst-fox rose was greatly beneficial for a Thought-Divison stage cultivator’s breakthrough to the new stage, its value was exuberantly tremendous. Even if Wei Suo didn’t mind offending a Thought-Division stage cultivator, with his current status, he wouldn’t even be able to afford it.
Previously, Han Weiwei had feared that Ji Ya would be heartbroken, and not utilized the Precious Treasure Pavilion. But now, it seems that even if she had, she still wouldn’t be able to find it.
Hearing how Shopkeeper Tian said it, Wei Suo was extremely clear that such a rare spirit medicine was akin to a rare treasure; even a Thought-Division stage cultivator from a huge sect would find it hard to obtain.
“Fortunately, I’ve obtained some news of a certain place, that perhaps the Amethyst-fox rose would grow.” Seeing Wei Suo’s ugly expression, Shopkeeper Tian hesitantly added.
“Oh?” Wei Suo’s eyes flickered. “May I ask that Shopkeeper Tian can divulge its location? I can pay a fee of spiritual stones.”
“It isn’t the problem of spiritual stones. That place isn’t remote, but treacherously dangerous.” Shopkeeper Tian glanced at Wei Suo. “I wonder if brother Wei has heard of Sky Valley?”
“Sky Valley?” Wei Suo paused. “Shopkeeper Tian, are you referring to that Sky Valley that is enshrouded by the Five-colored Venom miasma?”
“That’s correct, that is the place.” Shopkeeper Tian nodded. “Sky Valley is about to open again. Not long ago, I’ve personally heard from a cultivator that had entered Sky Valley previously, saying he had seen the Amethyst-fox rose there 10 years ago. However, he missed the chance because of a powerful demonic beast, and fled instead. The Sky Valley is too risky, I won’t recommend brother Wei to go there. Besides, no matter how important the Amethyst-fox rose is, it cannot be compared to your own life.”