Chapter 152: Unique Spirit Root Physique
After passing through the empty spirit farm, Wei Suo strolled through the doors and finally halted. Then, he produced a crusty green, olive-sized seed and planted it into the soil near the door. Then, he placed a mid grade spiritual stone beside that seed.
Following that, a wave of violet true energy flushed out of Wei Suo’s hand and wrapped around the mid grade spiritual stone and that seed.
That seed instantly split as roots swiftly emerged and coiled around the mid grade spiritual stones. Then, it drilled into the soil and transformed into a budding green vine. Following the endless stream of Wei Suo’s true energy, that green vine rapidly grew and soon crawled up the wall of his courtyard before spreading towards the inner court just outside his private room.
“Well done, indeed prudence will shield you from committing mistakes!” Witnessing Wei Suo’s actions, the green gowned Old Man then praised him. “The two little brothers you accepted isn’t bad. You even managed to encounter such individuals. After following so many masters before, I’ve truly encountered few of such individuals…..”
Wei Suo pursed his lips without saying much. Instead, he continued to channel true energy into this peculiar green vine.
Only when the green vine flourished within his inner yard fully, did Wei Suo stop.
The green vines appeared rather mediocre, yet their stems were bearing many green seed pods; filled with fruits that resembled glass marbles.
This was the Greenbead Radish whose growth could be expedited by true energy and spiritual stones. The one that the green gowned Old Man purchased back during his spending spree, an item that could be employed as a warning precautionary for cultivators wishing to rest out in the wilderness.
When sensing the true energy aura of another foreign cultivator, the green pods of the Greenbead Radish would explode and release a piercing sound……peculiarly, those marble-like pods weren’t its seeds. After taking root, the Greenbead Radish would require years to bloom even once. Whenever it blooms, it would only produce 2-3 of that same seed that Wei Suo had planted originally.
Having encountered those two simple minded fools that he had almost forgotten, and after listening to Zhen Chongming’s rant about him not bringing them to earn spiritual stones, Wei Suo was suddenly enlightened. He did have certain affairs he could offload for the two to handle.
He wouldn’t have to frequently show his face in public, and saved him the hassle from conducting many of his own affairs personally. Not only would it be safer, it would also be more time efficient.
Henceforth, procuring items for talisman crafting, pill concoction or manual errands, he could simply task the two individuals to conduct it.
Especially when battling others or encountering powerful demonic beasts outside, it wouldn’t be bad to have two additions casting offensive artifacts or defensive artifacts. Besides, both their cultivations were already at Divine Sea Stage level 5. It wasn’t impossible for them to train with adequate spiritual stones, and perhaps break through to Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1………
But more crucially, where else could he find two simple minded cultivators without a shred of a ambition!
Similarly, leading those two would essentially be the same as rearing his Mind Devouring Bug. Wasting some spiritual stones would in turn raise Wei Suo’s overall might. Moreover, the both required much less spiritual stones than the Mind Devouring Bug.
Right now, the Nurturing Demon Liquid for the Mind Devouring Bug required 300 spiritual stones for one batch, but could only be used for 5-6 days. Furthermore, Wei Suo had agreed with the two individuals. If he didn’t need them but allowed them to train, he would only pay them ten spiritual stones a day. If he tasked them with matters, their wages would not surpass 70 spiritual stones a day. With Wei Suo’s current secluded training state, he would at most task them with errands once or twice a month; purchasing or selling off several items. Furthermore, their sole wage wouldn’t even exceed 500 low grade spiritual stones a month……and if he were to coordinate with them to hunt high level demonic beasts, Wei Suo would earn greatly because he only needed to allocate 70 low grade spiritual stones to them.
As for half-spirit class artifacts, Wei Suo could loan them several if they ventured out. Besides, there were certain special half-spirit class artifacts or ones with visible origins of history which Wei Suo didn’t dare to sell. In Wei Suo’s plans, he would use the usable ones, while the others could be sold off by the two individuals in any faraway cities. In this manner, he would at most need to pay for the usage fees of those transportation arrays. He wouldn’t have to waste his own cultivation time.
When the green gowned Old Man caught glimpse of the two simple minded cultivators, he could only praise Wei Suo for landing himself two quality products. To the old man who had experienced aplenty of the treacherous cultivation world, an artifact spirit that had gone through generations of owners, he naturally preferred the simple minded ones. Furthermore, the more wariness one had, the better…..
If not for the Immortal Exterminating Vine requiring certain methods before it could be transplanted, the Old Man would have definitely advised Wei Suo to plant the Immortal Exterminating Vine as well.
After installing the Greenbead Radish, Wei Suo didn’t stop for a breather but instead became busier.
Adding his visits to the Ninepeaks shop and the Golden Jade Pavilion, Wei Suo would be expecting enough spirit medicines to concoct a total of 15 batches of Nurturing Demon Liquid, 300 Cyan Beetle Demonic pellets and 400 Golden Spirit pellets.
In addition to the Golden Spirit pellets on hand and the delivery of the remaining pellets, he would have over 540 Golden Spirit pellets. When Wei Suo broke through from Divine Sea Stage level 5 to Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1, he squandered over a hundred Golden Spirit pellets. Calculating according to this simple compoundment, Wei Suo would at most need 200 Golden Spirit pellets to break through from level 1 to 2. Therefore, from level 2 to level 3, he would minimally require 400 plus Golden Spirit pellets…….according to Wei Suo’s experience, he may require a little more than this amount. But with 540 Golden Spirit pellets, it should suffice.
Furthermore, after refining the Amethyst Fox rose and the Earthflame Immortal Lotus, Wei Suo could sense a definite improvement in his cultivation form. The two spirit medicines had raised the efficacy of his training cultivation.
300 Cyan Beetle Demonic pellets. Even if Wei Suo’s pellet concoction skills were more proficient and could reach a 70 percent success rate, he would at most concoct out 200 Heaven Mending pellets which was vastly inadequate. When his cultivation technique had promoted from the high-level Profound rank to the low-level Earth rank, Wei Suo had employed a total of 140 Heaven Mending pellets.
Wei Suo only needed 7 Heaven Mending pellets to improve his Purple Mystic True technique from low-level Profound rank to mid-level Profound rank. When he impoved it from mid-level profound rank to high-level Profound rank, he had used 32 pellets…….but from high-level Profound rank to low-level Earth rank, he required 140 Heaven Mending pellets. This phenomenon wasn’t a big difference from the green gowned Old Man’s estimation, that raising a rank would require manifolds increase of the Heaven Mending pellets. Calculating from here, to raise his Purple Mystic True technique from the low-level Earth rank to a mid-level one, he would minimally require over 500 Heaven Mending pellets.
300 Cyan Beetle Demonic pellets was definitely far from enough. Nevertheless, an excessive buying would incur the suspicions of others to investigate the travelling path of those Cyan Beetle Demonic pellets; incurring misfortune on himself. Therefore, Wei Suo ordered Zhu Xiaochun and Zhen Congming to directly purchase from several loose cultivators or smaller shops to avoid unwanted attention from others.
If both their procurement lists were to arrive, it would roughly be worth 81,000 low grade spiritual stones.
Wei Suo had only 70,000 plus spiritual stones, but the items he entrusted to Zhu Xiaochun and other could be sold for 12,000 low grade spiritual stones. Furthermore, Wei Suo had offered the two half-spirit class defensive and offensive artifacts, as well as two Treasure Receiving Pockets to the Ninepeaks shop and Golden Jade Pavlion. This would fetch a total of 13,000-14,000 low grade spiritual stones for Wei Suo……
Following that, Wei Suo could still sell off over 20 half-spirit class defensive artifacts, 17 half-spirit class offensive artifacts and few other Treasure Receiving Pockets. He had more than enough spiritual stones temporarily.
Right now, he had enough spirit medicines to produce 7 batches of Nurturing Demon Liquid. Thus, Wei Suo proceeded to repetitively concoct all his Nurturing Demon Liquid at the Earth Furnace room.
Following that, Wei Suo retrieved several other spirit medicines that the old man had specially bought. Under the guidance of the old man, Wei Suo concocted those spirit medicines into a bottle of purely white fluids.
Following that, he poured the Nurturing Demon Liquid into a large basin, and allowed the Mind Devouring Bug to bathe in it…….
Afterwards, Wei Suo returned to his private room and produced the two Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus petals. Then, he stationed that bottle of White Jade medicinal bottle.
Wei Suo first produced a pure silver knife before cautiously carving out a petal of the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus.
The Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus differed in toughness from the Earthflame Immortal Lotus. After carving out its distinctively succulent petal, greenish-black sap oozed out from within.
Wei Suo carefully collected those medicinal sap into the jade bottle he prepared. Then, he started chopping that Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus petal and placed them into the bottle. He performed the same way for the other petal as well.
When he placed the two Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus petals into the jade bottle, Wei Suo hurriedly poured that tiny bottle of pure white medicinal fluids into that same jade bottle. He then carefully mixed and shake them, before waiting quietly for 2-3 incense worth of time. Then, Wei Suo drank the medicinal fluids and the chopped fragments of the Mythical Underworld I,mortal Lotus inside the jade bottle in one shot……
Following that, Wei Suo shut his eyes and sat in a meditative posture; utterly sinking into the bitter secluded state of refining the Mythical Underworld Immortal lotus.
Days continued to trickle by. At the outskirts of Wei Suo’s Heaven Grade Residence, Zhu Xiaochun and Zhen Chongming would occasionally halt their training, and stare blankly at the deserted and tranquil inner Heaven Grade Residence; their eyes brimming with doubt.
Despite so, the both of them remained obedient and didn’t overstep their boundaries of that spirit farm region. They also didn’t dare to produce any loud noise.
This noiseless tranquility persisted for seven days. All of a sudden, the tightly shut doors of the private room swung outwards with a creak.
A gloomy looking Wei Suo strolled out from his room.
As it turned out, Wei Suo and the Old Man had calculated he would need 23 days to completely refine the two Mythical underworld Immortal Lotus petals. Instead, Wei Suo didn’t expect for himself to completely refine them within seven days.
This wasn’t because refining the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus was easier than the Earthflame Immortal lotus. It was just that when he refined the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus, that extreme chilling yin spirit energy would stream into his body, prompting a natural warmth within him to counteract that ruthless yin energy that wasn’t beneficial to his body. That ruthless yin energy was similar to the fiery energy of the Earthflame Immortal lotus. Both required him to employ his true energy to slowly guide those bad energies out of his body.
However, Wei Suo soon discovered that the warmth activated from his true energy was shockingly the instinctive nature of his Fire Spirit Root.
Which goes to say, the physique disposition of a Fire Spirit Root cultivator would create a much stronger resistance against such ruthless yin energies as compared to other cultivators.
Instead, that same physique would imperceptibly weaken the medicinal strength of the Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotus. According to the Old Man, two Mythical Underworld Immortal Lotuses supplemented with additional medicinal energies would be more than sufficient. However, Wei Suo had failed to cultivate a true Ice Spirit Soot, but merely cultivated a half Ice Spirit Root.
Wei Suo had experimented to circulate his true energy in his room, discovering an ephemeral projection of a root-like Ice Spirit Root. It was completely not the composition of a true Ice Spirit Root.
Wei Suo became exceedingly depressed from that. Nevertheless, he reflected that as a single spirit root cultivator, it would indeed be much harder for him to cultivate out another spirit root; because the innate and physique disposition of a spirit root cultivator would be much more demanding than other ordinary cultivators.