Chapter 152-2: Toying with me on purpose?
Originally thinking he would absolutely become a rare dual Spirit Root cultivator of the Heavenly Profound Continent, he ended up as a 1.5 Spirit Root cultivator.
Nevertheless, the cultivation speed of a 1.5 Spirit Root cultivator would still be greater than a single Spirit Root cultivator. Half an Ice Spirit Root was still better than nothing. That was how the helpless Wei Suo consoled himself.
During the period of his seven days secluded meditation, the Ninepeaks shop and the Golden Jade Pavilion had delivered everything he procured.
After receiving and paying the spiritual stones for the batch of items, he then tasked Zhu Xiaochun and Zhen Chongming to purchase several Cyan Beetle Demon pellets from loose shops.
Purchasing those Cyan Beetle Demon pellets from loose cultivators or tiny shops wouldn’t attract any unwanted attention. Moreover, the prices would even be a little cheaper, whereby one single pellet could perhaps save a measly amount of low grade spiritual stones. With regards to Wei Suo, those two individuals would even have the opportunity to earn some spiritual stones…….
Next, Wei Suo proceeded to the room for nurturing his Mind Devouring Bug.
To his pleasant surprise, his Mind Devouring Bug had once again expanded rounded a little.
Furthermore, when Wei Suo willed it, a transparent rippled thrusted out from the front of the Mind Devouring Bug abruptly.
A Mental thrust! The sole innate gift of a Mind Devouring Bug!
After countless days of nurturing, this Mind Devouring Bug had finally matured to a stage where it could unleash a Mental thrust!
Although this Mental thrust was still pretty weak and couldn’t even stun a Divine Sea Stage level 1 cultivator, it had already eclipsed Wei Suo’s expectations.
Taking note that the Nurturing Demon Liquid here would still last for roughly 40 days, Wei Suo left the room feeling fully satisfied. He wasn’t in a rush to concoct the next 8 batches of spirit medicines into new Nurturing Demon Liquid, but instead returned to his personal room. After retrieving a Golden Spirit pellet and swallowing it, he resumed his cultivation in a meditative posture…….
Periods later, Wei Suo released a breath as he opened his eyes and revealed a pondering countenance.
Previously, his speed of refining a Golden Spirit pellet was roughly 10 pellets per day, meaning his cultivation speed was limited to 10 Golden Spirit pellets daily. But after becoming a 1.5 Spirit Root cultivator, Wei Suo could distinctly sense that if he fully concentrated on refining the pellets without doing other things, he could refine 12-13 pellets in a day.
It was 2-3 more pellets faster as compared to an ordinary cultivator. One that would suffice to garner the envy of other cultivators……
According to Wei Suo’s earlier estimation, he would still require minimally over 500 Golden Spirit pellets for him to breakthrough to Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3. Counting in that manner, he would minimally require over 40 days of closed door meditation.
Refining the Earthflame Immortal Lotus and the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus had already taken him over a month. Following that, his other secluded training would require yet another month and a half duration.
Indeed, to become an immortal with remarkable powers, cultivation cannot be confided to the fetters of time. When a cultivator trains, most of the time it would be exceedingly tedious and a massive wastage of his time. In the future, his secluded training periods would definitely become longer and longer as his cultivation increases.
The helpless Wei Suo could only smile wryly. In the following days, apart from his periodic checks on the Mind Devouring Bug’s growth in the Earth Furnace room or tasking Zhu Xiaochun and Zhen Chongming with outside affairs, he spent the days and night utterly confined to bitter training…….
Just like day, eight days had passed. On the evening of the eighth day, Wei Suo’s room remained completely still as he sat in a meditative state like a rock.
All of a sudden, his eyes popped open. Frowning, he proceeded to push open the doors of his room as he headed out.
Because this time, the Golden Transmission thread had run three times. Evidently, Han Weiwei was here to find him.
Although he hadn’t seen Han Weiwei for nearly two months ever since he started his secluded meditation, it was extremely common for cultivators to remain in meditation for months. Furthermore, he had already arranged with Han Weiwei not to look for him if there wasn’t any emergency.
Could it be news about Nangong Yuqing or that surnamed Chen cultivator?
After passing an order for the two simple-minded fools to remain within his spirit fruit garden, Wei Suo flashed out of the blue light screen with knitted brows.
A charming and lively figure was waiting outside. Indeed, it was Han Weiwei who was still dressed in her silver robe.
Upon viewing the stationary Han Weiwei, Wei Suo couldn’t restrain himself from feeling slightly stunned.
Because as compared to previously, apart from her consistent charm, there was now a unique icy pure aura emanating out from her. This aura was seemingly discharging out from within her and had no relations to her beauty.
This caused Wei Suo to subconsciously size up Han Weiwei.
“Wei Suo, what are you doing?!” Watching Wei Suo inspecting herself as his gaze occasionally swept through her pivotal regions, Han Weiwei’s face flushed with red.
“Weird, there isn’t any difference anywhere. Not a single area has grown, ah.” Still clueless, Wei Suo marvelled as he muttered to himself. Then, he casually asked, “Why have you suddenly come looking for me, is there an emergency?”
Hearing Wei Suo’s words, Han Weiwei immediately recalled her objectives. She produced a Beast Slaving Pocket as she pursed her lips. “Wei Suo, how is your Mind Devouring Bug doing? Hurry and examine mine, my Mind Devouring Bug seems to be utterly dispirited. It seems like it is going to die……”
“Dispirited, going to die?” Wei Suo glanced with astoundment at the Mind Devouring Bug in Han Weiwei’s Beast Slaving Pocket. Just a single glance was enough to send his brows sticking right up.
This Mind Devouring Bug that Han Weiwei had treated like a ornamental cat…..when comparing to the previous time, it not only hadn’t grown a single bit, but actually appeared soft and limpy. It was as though it only had a single breath of life, and its mobility was gravely impaired.
“When did this Mind Devouring Bug start becoming like this?” Wei Suo carefully examined the Mind Devouring Bug for a good long while. Still, he couldn’t fathom a single symptom from it……..
“Roughly over ten days ago it started turning dispirited.” Han Weiwei exclaimed with a teary expression. “Two days ago, it started losing its mobility. Reckoning that it cannot last for another two days, I came to find you.”
Wei Suo paused silently before asking Han Weiwei, “Did you feed it anything?”
“Nothing.” Han Weiwei replied innocently. “I didn’t feed a single thing to it.”
Wei Suo nodded, but his eyeballs suddenly bulged out as he cried in disbelief. “Han Weiwei, did you just say, you didn’t feed a single thing to it?”
“Yup.” Han Weiwei nodded.
“Your sister!” Wei Suo almost fainted from anger. “Sister, are you toying with me on purpose? Are you nurturing a demonic beast or is this pet abuse? Even us cultivators can only start fasting after reaching the Divine Sea Stage. Moreover, we must still rely on spiritual stones and pellet medicines…….you just obtained a Mind Devouring Bug but wish to let it die from hunger so quickly?”
“What you’re implying is that, it looks like that because it is famished?” Han Weiwei finally understood the situation but still remained in a stupor.
“What famished, it is already dying from hunger!” As Wei Suo reminisced that this was actually the most ferocious and bold Mind Devouring Bug junior, he almost wanted to vomit blood.
“Then what should I feed it with? I had been constantly in closed door meditation and didn’t think of that.” Han Weiwei asked embarrassedly.
“A Mind Devouring Bug relies on brain tissue of other beasts to obtain their spirit energies.” Wei Suo speechlessly taught. “Of course, you should feed it with the brain tissues of demonic beasts……..it will be fine as long as you don’t feed it with poisonous food.”
“Just like that?” Han Weiwei instantly turned cheery as she kept her Mind Devouring Bug back into the Beast Slaving Pocket, before preparing to leave.
“No way, she’s this cruel?” Wei Suo was truly flabbergasted. Bear this in mind, though Wei Suo had grasped that concept, he still felt feeding brain matter to a Mind Devouring Bug was extremely repulsive. In his heart, he was battling with whether to supply some Yellow Elemental essence to nourish her miserable Mind Devouring Bug. Never did he expect this pretty and delicate maiden would actually turn incredibly excited, and prepared to do just that.
It wasn’t that Wei Suo didn’t understand a girl’s heart. Normally, girls would even find sticky and dead fishes or rotting shrimps disgusting. However, when feeding such food to kittens they owned, they wouldn’t feel that their kitten was disgusting……furthermore, the Precious Treasure Pavilion reared quite a handful of demonic beasts. Hence to Han Weiwei, extracting the brain matter of a weak demonic beast wouldn’t really be a great inconvenience.
“Oh right!” The jovial Han Weiwei suddenly recalled something as she bashfully patted her forehead. “There is something I almost forgot. Aren’t you still in closed door training? Has your training ended?”
Wei Suo rolled his eyes at her while feeling rather gloomy. “Not yet, but I was interrupted by you.”
“Don’t be such a petty man.” After resolving the matter concerning her Mind Devouring Bug, the refreshed Han Weiwei pouted her lips as she chuckled elatedly. “I have some good stuffs for you.”
“What stuffs?” Wei Suo was slightly puzzled.
Han Weiwei didn’t answer him but instead retrieved something from her Treasure Receiving Pocket.
“Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus?!”
Wei Suo couldn’t believe his bulging eyes as he exclaimed in astonishment.
Within Han Weiwei’s hand, was shockingly 3 petals of the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus!
“It seems like you do have good eyesight for things.” Han Weiwei was supremely pleased with Wei Suo’s reaction as she paraded the three Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus petals before his eyes. “How is it, good stuffs right. It isn’t one bit inferior to the Amethyst Fox rose you gifted me eh?”
“How did you get the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus?” After regaining his senses with difficulty, Wei Suo inquired with great amazement.
The two Mythical Underworld Immortal lotus petals had merely allowed him to train out half a Spirit Root. If he had additionally three petals, he would definitely be able to cultivate a genuine Ice Spirit Root. That shouldn’t be a problem at all!
“You shouldn’t care how I acquired this. What you need to do first, is tell me how did you suddenly breakthrough a level of cultivation?” Speaking on this topic, Han Weiwei examined Wei Suo and felt something different and peculiar about him. It had just been two months, but there was now an unexplainable immortal spirit energy seeping out from Wei Suo.
“Fine, I’ll tell you. For the sake of your Amethyst Fox rose, I paid a visit to Sky Valley. In the end, I encountered several powerful……then I consumed a United Void pellet…….eventually, I broke through a level of cultivation.” Wei Suo speedily explained and started to demand of Han Weiwei again. “Now can you tell me where you acquired the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus from?”
“You went to Sky Valley because of me?” The reason Wei Suo had sped through his explanation, was because he didn’t want to be tangled by Han Weiwei asking him that question. Because he felt the incomparably curious Han Weiwei would constantly nag at him if she couldn’t receive an answer. He had already experienced her unrivalled stubbornness before. Yet what he didn’t expect was that when Han Weiwei heard his explanations, she immediately sank into silence while she stared at him without a single movement.
(TN: The author accidentally named this chapter as 152 as well, meaning there are two chapter 152s.)