Chapter 119: Amethyst-Fox rose and Mind Devouring Bug
The Amethyst-Fox rose. After visiting the Golden Jade Pavilion and saying his farewells to Shopkeeper Tian, Wei Suo decided to investigate the detailed application of that spirit medicine.
Although Wei Suo was moved after acquiring a Divine-Peach jade from that jug-eared shop attendant of the Ninepeaks, he was still undecided on visiting Sky Valley.
Sky Valley was like a treasure trove; brimming with loads of rare spirit medicines and spoils from fallen cultivators over there. However, like Shopkeeper Tian advised, Sky Valley was an exceedingly treacherous place to all cultivators.
Sky Valley was extremely vast, over a thousand li in radius. There were even large mountains and valleys within.
Unique, nearly transparent decaying aurora polluted the place, even divine-light screens or shields were futile against it. Once the aurora decomposes one’s flesh, one’s inevitable death would be sorrowfully unbearable……
Moreover, it was only possible to enter after the Five-colored venom miasma dispersed once every 10 years. When that happens, many surrounding demonic beasts will similarly detect the thriving aura of spirit medicine. Hence, the amount of demonic beasts loitering outside the Sky valley will surge innumerably.
There were even a few intellectual high level demonic beasts that would be waiting patiently like cultivators; waiting for the day the Five-colored venom miasma disperses, the day when daylight returns to the Sky Valley.
Every time, hundreds of cultivators would end up dying contending against demonic beasts.
However, for those cultivators that dared to enter Sky Valley, the worst danger weren’t the high level demonic beasts.
Besides, the high level demonic beast’s true objectives were similarly the spirit medicine. If not necessary, they wouldn’t fight to the death with cultivators. The worth of a corpse of a Heavenly Circuit cultivator or even a Thought Division stage cultivator couldn’t be compared to an ordinary demonic beast carcass to them; probably because humans weren’t as delicious compared to the flavourful demonic beasts……hence, even if one encountered a high level demonic beast and ran for his life, those objective demonic beasts wouldn’t pursue one vigorously.
Instead, cultivators that specifically aimed to slay others for the sake of pillaging were different.
Even outside the Sky Valley, killing and robbing was common. Just like when Wei Suo killed that devilish youth. Even if an inner sect expert gets wind of it, he wouldn’t be able to rush into the Sky Valley so quickly.
Powerful sects could only display their oppressive might within a several thousand li radius of their territory.
In Sky Valley where countless cultivators and demonic beasts interact; even if an elite disciple was killed, just tossing the body into a decaying aurora would eliminate all traces of the body. It would be tremendously difficult for even powerful sects to investigate……
Therefore, to cultivators, the most dangerous were rogue cultivators who killed to pillage.
If the Amethyst-Fox rose could only eliminate the side effects of a United Void pellet, then Wei Suo probably wouldn’t test his luck in Sky Valley.
However, after thoroughly investigating the efficacy of the Amethyst-Fox rose, Wei Suo was finally convinced; as he prepared to gather items required for his safety in Sky Valley with the green-gowned old man.
The greatest efficacy of the Amethyst-Fox rose was precisely to dispel all impurities of medicinal powers within the cultivator’s body.
To advance a cultivation level up in the Heavenly Circuit stage, one definitely required refining various pellets concocted from demonic pellets, as well as spirit medicines……..
As for the pellets concocted from demonic pellets; even though a concoction master can eliminate most impurities to a cultivator, there would still be harmful traces of them.
Once these impurities resided in the cultivator’s body, during cultivation, one could try dispelling some through cultivation techniques. However, a portion of these impurities would blend into one’s flesh and true energy, leaving a permanent scar.
Once these impurities piled up, it would be harmful to a cultivator’s longevity and cultivation.
Especially during breakthrough to Golden Pellet stage. When true energy condenses into a golden pellet, the purer one’s true energy, the higher one’s chances of a breakthrough.
And the Amethyst-Fox rose was most adept at dispelling these impurities within a cultivator’s body……..
Even if a Thought Division stage cultivator failed in condensing a golden pellet, if he had an Amethyst-Fox rose, it would still allow him to live for an additional 20 years.
Finally, the Amethyst-Fox rose could eliminate a person’s built up resistance to medicine.
Frequent refining of pellet medicines; for example, Wei Suo who had been refining Golden-spirit pellets for a long while, he would build up resistance to it, causing his absorption of the pellet energy to decrease over time.
As for the solution, one could choose to refine other pellet medicines instead. However, as the amounts of different pellet medicines increases, different impurities would reside within one’s body.
Moreover, for Wei Suo, the most critical aspect was that he required the Heaven-mending pellet to raise his cultivation skill level.
He wouldn’t want this to become an accumulated headache. Originally requiring a hundred Heaven-mending pellets, but his body resistance caused him to require two hundred, or three hundred or even more…….
Finally, also because of the old man, Wei Suo making it to Golden-pellet stage was a huge possibility; therefore, an Amethyst-Fox rose was something Wei Suo desired and needed.
Even if there was only one stalk of Amethyst-Fox rose, even if he split it with Han Weiwei, the two would definitely still reap huge benefits.
There was still spiritual stones!
Even if Wei Suo could sell off the Treasure-receiving pocket, his stored spiritual stones could only last him several days. By testing his luck in Sky Valley, there was a chance to earn more spiritual stones.
With bells of poverty ringing in his ears, Wei Suo returned to his Heaven Grade residence.
But upon walking into his room, the scene that greeted his eyes caused Wei Suo to surge with abnormal delight…….
Mind Devouring Bug.
On the way, he had completely forgotten about that Mind Devouring bug he left soaking inside the Yellow-elemental essence fluid.
Yet vividly seen was a clear vestige of the Yellow-elemental essence fluid being absorbed along the jade basin. As for the skinny and frail Mind Devouring Bug, it had distinctly transformed rounder.
With just a thought, the previously death accentuated Mind Devouring Bug larva actually climbed out vigorously from the Yellow-elemental essence fluid.
Wasn’t this growth a little too rapid?
It certainly wasn’t Wei Suo dreaming. This Mind Devouring Bug larva was seriously only a tad bit tinier than Han Weiwei’s one now.
Such a speedy rate of growth released fireworks in Wei Suo’s heart……he immediately willed the little larva to return and bathe inside the Yellow-elemental essence fluid.
After the larva continued its bubblebath, Wei Suo retrieved his Ghost Raising jar. He then recounted every single detail of his day to the old man.
Because the sects of 20,000 thousand years ago were vastly different from now, it was simply impossible for the old man to determine which sect the elite disciple belonged to. Even with special means of tracking arts or skills onto the cultivator’s artifact or skill techniques.
Moreover, after listening to news of the Amethyst-Fox rose, the old man was deeply moved.
20,000 years ago, the Amethyst-Fox rose was also sparsely rare. It even had another name called the ‘Marrow Congealing true rose’, and its value was astonishing. It could raise the success rate of a cultivator congealing his dan by 5 times. Furthermore, it was one of the crucial material required to to concoct an ‘Immemorial Longevity Pellet’ that could increase one’s lifespan for a hundred years……..
Coincidentally, one of the old man’s previous owner was heavily wounded and died over an Amethyst-Fox rose, after reaching Thought Division stage level 5 and fighting with another over the rose.
Because of the Divine-Peach Jade, and for this stalk of spirit medicine, the old man was extremely agreeable for Wei Suo trying out his luck in Sky Valley.
According to the jug-eared shop attendant, he mentioned half a month later. Which means, the Sky Valley’s Five-colored venom miasma would disperse after 15 days.
However, after his chat with shopkeeper Tian, he could now make an accurate judgement. The Five-colored venom miasma would utterly disperse at precisely 23 days later.
If it was 15 days later, at most, the outer layer of the Five-colored venom miasma would disperse. However, this incomparably deadly poison would still linger inside many internal places.…..
Wei Suo suspected the jug-eared attendant had purposefully deceived him, but now wasn’t the time to investigate. After entering, he may very well not walk out in the future.
By the time the Sky Valley is safe to enter after 23 days, Murong Chen and Master Ouyang would’ve finishing forging the invisible concealment robe and spirit class shield respectively.
With these two equipments, his safety mechanisms would be greatly enhanced when entering Sky Valley.
Of course, nothing was a hundred percent secure. Evidently, Wei Suo unfortunately met with a Single-horned Thunder Viper at the Ten Thousands Serpent Valley. And when he endeavored to slay the Twin-headed Canine, he was almost slain by that formidable pursuing cultivator.
In the following days, apart from refining the remaining Golden-spirit pellets he had, he started preparing supplementive ingredients in preparation for the ‘dog meat’.
Although the flesh of the Twin-headed Canine could raise the strength of a cultivator’s body, equivalent to certain body nourishment cultivation, that demonic flesh was also harmful to a cultivator. It required additional supplementive ingredients to boil with it.
3 days later, the haphazard and messy Wei Suo finally completed his preparations. As for the Mind Devouring Bug, it had absorbed every last drop of the yellow-elemental essence fluid in the jade basin.
To Wei Suo’s pleasant surprise, this Mind Devouring Bug grew up exceptionally. During the course of 3 days, it had already inflated to a new level; even rounder than Han Weiwei’s own.
When Wei Suo finally retrieved the Demon-nurturing liquid he prepared beforehand, and was waiting to inspect the efficacy of the Demon-nurturing liquid to this Mind Devouring Bug. While boiling the Twin-headed Canine meat, Wei Suo suddenly realized the intense extent of his Mind Devouring Bug’s appetite.
Wei Suo directly brought the Demonic-nurturing liquid into the skill technique power testing room, and allowed the Mind Devouring Bug to bathe inside the Demonic-nurturing liquid there.
Who was he kidding, although Wei Suo was clear how beneficial the meat of a level 5 demonic beast would be for the Mind-devouring bug, he himself wanted to eat the Twin-headed canine meat. If he allowed the Mind-devouring bug to devour its brain, then Wei Suo would die from disgust.
Even eating the meat first before allowing the Mind Devouring Bug to consume the brains was already revolting to Wei Suo.
Rearing a Mind Devouring Bug was thus rather troublesome. However, upon dreaming how great a pillaging and crime buddy it would be in the future, Wei Suo didn’t mind it. Besides, there were only a few breeds of demonic beast with flesh that were beneficial, he wouldn’t be consistently cooking ‘dog meat’ all the time. Other demonic beasts would be given to the little bug to consume.