Chapter 12 – Too Sharp
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Fumma, Ch40s
“How did you manage to obtain this many Fire Scorpion bones?” After Wei Suo returned to his little rock house, he took out the Ghost Raising Jar that he had disguised as a lousy tile jar from underneath his bed. When the green gowned old man saw the large pile of Fire Scorpion bones that were placed on top of the rock table, his eyes immediately grew wide like a copper bell.
“Haha, I got lucky and happened to run across a pile of Fire Scorpions fighting each other to the death for a female Fire Scorpion. After that, I merely waited to collect the Fire Scorpion carcasses.” Wei Suo was preparing the Silver Candle Grasses and the Firetail Flowers that he casually gathered on his way back while laughing mischievously as he replied to the green gowned old man. Currently, Wei Suo had discovered that the higher quality the Silver Candle Grasses and Firetail Flowers were, the smoother the talisman paper they would make. The success rate of the final technique talisman would also increase.
“Did you think that I’m an idiot?” Once he heard Wei Suo’s explanation, the green gowned old man immediately rolled his eyes in anger.
“Haha. If you want to know what exactly had happened, tell me some more useful things.” Wei Suo vulgarly said.
“Enough of that. You ought to know the logic that progress must be made in steady increments, right?” The green gowned old man gave Wei Suo a side-eye and said.
“Of course I know that. However, you’ve told me that you’ll give me something good after I reach level four Divine Sea Stage. Yet, you’re always acting so mysteriously. Wouldn’t this make my heart feel like it is being scratched by a cat and itching to death?” Wei Suo said as he looked to the green gowned old man. “Shouldn’t you at least tell me what good would I obtain after I reach level four Divine Stage Stage?”
“Fine.” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo and said. “At that time, I would tell you about a pill concocting recipe that would be useful to you. Furthermore, I would also tell you some things that I know. For example, I would tell you information about how to handle those demonic beasts and what place might have what sort of things. For example, I would tell you about where the cultivators from ten to twenty thousand years ago had established their cave mansions. However, after all these years, those cultivators might not necessarily still be there…”
“Fuck! Too sharp!”
Once Wei Suo heard that, his eyes immediately opened wide. Merely, with just the pill concocting recipe, it was enough to make him excited. Wei Suo was no idiot; just from looking at the green gowned old man’s expression, he knew that this pill concocting recipe was the same as the Fireball Talisman recipe and was something extremely useful to him. However, other than the pill concocting recipe, there were also cave mansions. What were the cave mansions? They were the temporary residences of the sharpest cultivators in the entire cultivation world. Generally, all of their precious items would be placed within these cave mansions. All these years, the Heavenly Profound Continent would occasionally discover the remnant broken cave mansions of ancient sects. Whenever it did, it would lead to countless sects fighting over it. If Wei Suo was truly capable of discovering one or two relatively intact cave mansions that some powerful cultivators might have left after their deaths, then he would have totally and completely struck gold. That was because the cultivators of that level, regardless of how incompetent they might be, would at the very least leave behind a couple powerful Magical Treasures.
Furthermore, other than the pill concocting recipe and cave mansions, there was also the information on the demonic beasts and their locations. The Demonic Beast Wilderness outside the Heaven Dome Wall was boundlessly vast. Even the most powerful sect of the Spirit Peak City was only familiar with a small portion of the Demonic Beast Wilderness to the side of Spirit Peak City. In the Demonic Beast Wilderness, not only were there a lot of demonic beasts, there were also a lot of powerful demonic beasts. Even if it was a Golden Pellet Stage cultivator going there, it was still extremely likely for him to die there. Thus, the maps of some of the regions of the Demonic Beast Wilderness that had been explored were all extremely expensive. Yet, this old man had served fifty to sixty generations of masters. He had accumulated the experience of several tens of thousands of years. From his appearance, Wei Suo was able to tell that not only had he gone to the other continents, it seemed that he had even gone to a lot of places in the wilderness outside of the Heavenly Dome Wall.
What was the most precious thing in the cultivation world? It was experience!
Without thinking about it, Wei Suo didn’t understand it. However, once he thought of it, he immediately understood and realized exactly how valuable this green gowned old man was. “Old man, it would seem that whether or not I’ll truly be able to touch Shui Ling’er’s true place, in my lifetime, would all depend on you. However, why aren’t you going to tell me the pellet concocting recipe and what not right now? Why must you wait till I reach level four Divine Sea Stage?”
“It’s because I do not wish to see you throw your life away.” The green gowned old man sneered. “Based on your character, if I was to tell you them today, then you might be unable to contain yourself and immediately go toward the places that I mentioned to you tomorrow. The pellet concocting recipe that I would tell you would only be useful after you reach level four Divine Sea Stage. As for those places, you must at the very least be past the level four Divine Sea Stage in order to live when going to those places.”
“Okay then, I have another question…”
“Why do you have so much rubbish to ask?”
“It’s the last question for today.” Wei Suo scratched his head. “Old man, last time, you demanded for Blood Scorpion’s blood right after coming out. You said that this Fire Scorpion’s blood was able to help nourish your vitality. How exactly do you drink the Fire Scorpion’s blood?”
This time around, the green gowned old man was slightly startled. He took a glance at Wei Suo and then pointed to a location on the Ghost Raising Jar. “You only need to pour the Fire Scorpion’s blood on that place.”
“Is that so?”
Wei Suo looked to the place that the green gowned old man had pointed to. He then carefully poured the Fire Scorpion’s blood from a Fire Scorpion’s bone into that place. A green light shined at that location. Faintly, light seals began to circulate. The Fire Scorpion’s blood that was poured onto it seemed to have melted into the green light. After pouring an entire Fire Scorpion’s bone’s worth of Fire Scorpion’s blood, the green gowned old man’s complexion clearly seemed to be much better.
Wei Suo took a glance at the green gowned old man. He then poured another Fire Scorpion’s bone’s worth of Fire Scorpion’s blood into the place. And when he was planning to pour in another Fire Scorpion’s blood bone’s worth of Fire Scorpion’s blood, the green gowned old man shook his head and said. “It’s enough, enough.”
“Based on the damaged state of the formation array on the Ghost Raising Jar, it could only absorb this much Fire Scorpion’s blood within three days. Even if you pour more into it, it will all just go to waste.”
“Since this is the case, I shall not bother with you anymore.” Although Wei Suo felt extremely hard to not give the green gowned old man some Fire Scorpion’s blood after obtaining this many Fire Scorpion bones, when he thought that a Fire Scorpion’s bone was equivalent to a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone, Wei Suo was actually pretty heart-ached. Once he heard the green gowned old man saying that it was enough by himself, Wei Suo immediately became excited and began to carefully pour the remaining Fire Scorpion’s blood from the hundred and four Fire Scorpion’s bones into several colored glass bottles. After he properly sealed them, Wei Suo began to relentlessly make talisman papers.
He continued until he made sixteen talisman papers with quality that he was satisfied with. Then, he stopped and took out the talisman writing brush. The reason why he temporarily stopped after making this many pieces of talisman paper, was that based on his experience from last time, his physical and mental strength would be totally exhausted after making fourteen or so technique talismans in succession.
“Puu!” “Puu!” “Puu!”
Lumps of fire would occasionally appear in Wei Suo’s little stone house.
“Making technique talismans is truly not a job that a person should be doing.” After several hours, Wei Suo once again became extremely exhausted and laid down on the bed with his head facing up motionlessly. He was so tired that he did not even wish to move his fingers. On the rock table, not far from the bed, were nine newly made Fireball Talismans. They were currently emitting a faint light.
This time around, Wei Suo had persisted and made sixteen Fireball Talismans. Of them, nine were successful. His success rate had surpassed half now.