Chapter 155: Full of Surprises
Seven Stars City was the second major city of the southern region of the Heavenly Profound Continent. It was approximately two times larger than Moonfall City and Spirit Peak City of the same status.
Within the southern region of the Heavenly Profound Continent, the number one major city was the Gamma City. Its location was roughly directly diagonal of Spirit Peak City, and was farthest from Spirit Peak City. Nevertheless, it was four times that of Spirit Peak City.
Seven Stars City was constructed along the upper areas of seven mountains. Moreover, flying was restricted within the city. As such, one could frequently notice myriads of beams streaking through the outskirts of the city. The various flying beams of artifacts would descend before one of the mountain peak of the city, before the cultivator could enter the city.
Such liveliness eclipsed Spirit Peak City by manifold.
In addition to that, the number of cultivators staying in the city exceeded more than two times that of Spirit Peak City. Hence, the various transportation arrays of the city was exceedingly busy. Endless streams of cultivator flashed in and out of the city. The Star Convening Sect disciples in charge of guarding these arrays were already used to cultivators that were beyond the Heavenly Circuit Stage.
Wei Suo’s secluded meditation was interrupted by Zhu Xiaochun, and he also failed to locate Han Weiwei. Meanwhile, Han Weiwei had sighted Nangong Yuqing and Li Honglin together within Seven Stars City. Since then, twenty days has passed. On this early morning, at a transportation array at the southernmost mountain of Seven Stars City, two cultivators, one male and one female, strolled out following a flash of divine light.
Both cultivators were extremely young. The female cultivator was dressed in a silver artifact robe, her bodily curves were outstanding and she was exceptionally charming. However, the male cultivator appeared mediocre and adorned an average cyan robe. To the surprise of that Star Convening disciple guarding this transportation array, the spirit aura emanating out of both cultivators weren’t light at all.
The charming female behaved manageably; but, that cyan robe cultivator appeared like a country folk entering a big city for the first time.
This unpleasant looking youthful male, was naturally Wei Suo. The one who didn’t even have enough spiritual stones to pay the fees of the transportation array just a while back.
Apart from outside of Spirit Peak City, he hadn’t gone to a single cultivation city before. Naturally, his vigor was out of the ordinary when he strolled out of the transportation array. Noticing that Seven Stars City was larger than Spirit Peak City by two times, his eyes subconsciously bulged as he scanned around repeatedly.
With one glance, Wei Suo instantly spotted the mountain entrance of the Star Convening Sect at the peak of the central mountain, as well as the entrance of East Victory where a green glow lingered by the eastern mountain.
He clearly remembered He Cuode was an elder class character in the Star Convening Sect. The one who colluded with Old Freak Feng to set up Old Freak Mo and Granny Jin.
Right now, as he observed the mountain peak of silver palaces and flourishing immortal qi, it was exactly what he had heard outside. The might of Star Convening Sect indeed appeared mightier than the Heaven’s First Sect.
Moreover, the streets of Seven Stars City appeared much cleaner and more developed than Spirit Peak City.
Its broad streets could fundamentally contain 3-4 vehicles arranged together. Moreover, it was built with white marble that were engraved with decorations.
But the most amazing thing, was various layers of light screen enveloping many shops of Seven Stars City. Evidently, the shops were even equipped with forbidden controls.
The name ‘Sunrising Pavilion’ was glittering brightly on one of the green light screen. It was incredibly wondrous how the divine light of a forbidden control could congeal out the shop’s name. Wei Suo marvelled at such unprecedented sights.
After rounding a corner from the transportation array and surveying around the city, Wei Suo followed Han Weiwei through a white stone arch bridge. This bridge spanned over three thousand metres and connected two mountain peaks. Then, they headed towards another district of the city radiating with a yellow light screen.
Faintly through the yellow light screen, a magnificent sight of 5-6 halls appeared in view. It was as though this district was a grand monastery. Wei Suo’s lips reflexively formed into a bleak smile.
From when Zhu Xiaochun broke through to Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1, the twenty plus days after that was truly filled with surprises. It was indeed quite a handful to Wei Suo.
After realizing Han Weiwei wasn’t around, Wei Suo had returned to his Heaven Grade residence. In the end, Zhen Chongming rushed to welcome him with a wry smile, inquiring if there was an earth furnace in his Heaven Grade residence and if Wei Suo could allow him to use it.
Of course, Wei Suo became extremely puzzled and asked Zhen Chongming why he needed to use the earth furnace. In the end, Zhen Chongming confessed that he had prepared materials to concoct a Spirit Sun pellet. According to his plans, once he refined the Spirit Sun pellet, he would be able to breakthrough to the Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1.
After listening, Wei Suo naturally became even more intrigued.
The Spirit Sun pellet. It was similar to the Golden Spirit pellet and required the demonic dan-pellet of a level 3 demonic beast to concoct. Even the spirit energies contained within didn’t differ much from the Golden Spirit pellet.
Yet the greatest discrepancy resided in the demonic dan-pellet the Spirit Sun pellet utilized. Of all level 3 demonic dan-pellets, it leveraged on garbage dan-pellets with the worst quality.
Putting it simply, the Spirit Sun pellet was one that exploited garbage; utilizing useless low grade demonic dan-pellets to concoct a pellet medicine.
Due to the low price of its raw materials, a Spirit Sun pellet only required approximately 60 low grade spiritual stones but contained the same efficacy of a Golden Spirit pellet. A Golden Spirit pellet instead required 110 low grade spiritual stones.
Under normal circumstances, that pellet medicine would be more welcomed than the Golden Spirit pellet. At least, it would snatch away a major portion of the Golden Spirit pellet business. But in truth, it was exceedingly rare for the Spirit Sun pellet to emerge in the market.
The reason wasn’t because there wasn’t enough garbage low grade dan-pellets. Instead, the Spirit Sun pellet required much more materials to be concocted. Though the total value wouldn’t be high, the concoction process was extremely complicated.
Ordinary alchemists disliked concocting such pelet medicines. Not only would it require longer to concoct, its success rate wasn’t high. As such, the selling price of the Spirit Sun pellet wouldn’t be much cheaper as compared to the Golden Spirit pellets. Thus, cultivators wouldn’t mind just purchasing Golden Spirit pellets instead.
Certain weaker loose cultivators would concoct their own Spirit Sun pellets if they managed to acquire its concoction recipe. Besides, cultivating with it would help them save on spiritual stones. It was like 60 low grade spiritual stones achieving the same results as 80 stones. Merely, it would require more time to concoct. To Wei Suo who cultivated as an Earth rank loose cultivator, time wasn’t an issue. The crucial point was whether he could earn enough spiritual stones. If he could even save a single spiritual stone, he would definitely do so.
Nevertheless, it had a complicated concoction procedure. According to cultivators of the Heavenly Profound Continent, the standards of an alchemist could be separated into nine different tiers. Only a tier-3 and above alchemist could concoct a Spirit Sun pellet with the least amount of garbage dan-pellets.
As for cultivators like Ji Ya who could concoct earth grade pellet medicines like the United Void pellet, it would require a tier-6 or above alchemist.
Nevertheless, Ji Ya, who monopolized the pellet medicine business of Spirit Peak City, was only a tier-6 alchemist. Wei Suo felt it was simply too absurd that the dim-witted Zhen Chongming could attain a tier-6 level. Because Wei Suo reckoned that concocting Heaven Mending pellets and the Nurturing Demon Liquid was definitely a high tier-2 but not at the tier-3 level.
Hence, Wei Suo doubted Zhen Chongming at that time. Are you kidding me, you can concoct a Spirit Sun Pellet? Instead, Zhen Chongming actually nodded assuredly to his disbelief. He then explained that he had concocted a few pellets in the past, and relied on the Spirit Sun pellet to breakthrough from Divine Sea stage level 4 to 5.
Instantaneously, Wei Suo hastily tidied up and allowed this muscular but brainless brat to use his earth furnace.
To his disbelief and right beneath his nose, this muscular yet brainless Zhen Chongming actually concocted 3 Spirit Sun pellets!
3 consecutive pellets had been successfully concocted. That couldn’t be attributed to luck and could only be explained in two ways. Firstly, Zhen Chongming had already concocted countless amounts of Spirit Sun pellets and became extremely familiar with the process. Secondly, he possessed the same talents as did Wei Suo with crafting talismans. Meaning, Zhen Chongming was exceedingly gifted in pellet concoction.
Yet for a cultivator at this level, Zhen Chongming definitely couldn’t have concocted out so many Spirit Sun pellets in the past. Wei Suo then personally heard that he had concocted a few dozen of Spirit Sun pellets in the past. Whenever he acted, his success rate could attain over 80 percent, and concocting the Spirit Sun pellets was definitely a profiting business. He obviously wouldn’t choose to concoct Golden Spirit pellets.
This brainless brat actually wasn’t foolish in calculating spiritual stones! Moreover, he had great talents for pellet concoctions.
This caused Wei Suo to become utterly speechless. Even the green gowned old man was utterly speechless.
Following that, Han Weiwei then brought him another surprise.
She unexpectedly mentioned that she had sighted Nangong Yuqing chatting and laughing with Li Honglin back at Seven Stars City.
Han Weiwei had begun tailing a cultivator to Seven Stars City because of the abrupt appearance of a pellet medicine known as the True Recovery pellet. In recent days, an exact same pellet medicine like the Energy Recovery pellet of Spirit Peak City had appeared; one that would swiftly restore one’s true energy. As for the price of that True Recovery pellet, it was cheaper than the Precious Treasure Pavilion’s Energy Recovery pellet by 10%.
That was naturally an enormous conflict for the Precious Treasure Pavilion.
On that day, Han Weiwei was coincidentally at a loose cultivator’s market and saw that cultivator offloading 500 True Recovery pellets. Then, she sneakily tailed that cultivator back to Seven Stars City, thinking of investigating clues pertaining to this. Instead, she unexpectedly noticed Nangong Yuqing and Li Honglin.
This news caused Wei Suo to swell with disbelief. In his heart, he was clear Nangong Yuqing loathed that second generation master, Li Honglin.
After contemplating with the green gowned old man, Wei Suo tried allowing Zhen Chongming to concoct a Heaven Mending pellet. In the end, he received a huge blow. Under his guidance, Zhen Chongming merely concocted a few pellets to raise his success rate to more than 60 percent.
This simple minded fool would transform to become more devoted than other cultivators when concocting pellets. As for whether he had other talents, Wei Suo truly couldn’t tell.
In the following days, Wei Suo sacrificed his remaining Golden Spirit pellets for Zhen Chongming, allowing him to break through to the Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1. Next, Wei Suo tasked him to fully focus on concocting Heaven Mending pellets for him.
Because Wei Suo had already concocted the other medicinal liquids, therefore other than the Cyan Beetle demonic pellet, Zhen Chongming wouldn’t know the recipe for concocting the Heaven Mending pellets. After a few days of supervision, Zhen Chongming was truly devoid of his own intentions and was exceptionally grateful to Wei Suo for his Golden Spirit pellets. He wanted to help Wei Suo concoct pellets wholeheartedly, and could concoct out many Heaven Mending pellets daily.
In spite of that, Wei Suo remained uneasy. Thus, he explained to Zhen Chongming that the Heaven Mending pellet was specially made in correlation to his cultivation technique. Instead, it would create negative side effects if other cultivators recklessly consumed it. Moreover, he instructed Zhen Chongming to carry on storing up any pellet waste. In this manner, following the amount of Cyan Beetle Demonic pellets acquired by Zhu Xiaochu and the amount of pellet waste and Heaven Mending pellets, he would be able to tell if Zhen Chongming had consumed some for his own.
As such, even with secluding himself out, someone would still be concocting Heaven Mending pellets for him. Wei Suo then departed as he prepared to meet Nangong Yuqing, in hopes to find out what was going on.
Han Weiwei had clearly informed Wei Suo of Nangong Yuqing’s whereabouts twice when she returned to Spirit Peak City. Yet when he rushed over, she had already left.
Within this 20 plus days, he didn’t see Nangong Yuqing at all.
Hence, the depressed Wei Suo could only wait for news of Nangong Yuqing, while preparing the materials needed for his own cultivation.
Meanwhile, Wei Suo hadn’t considered how to handle the matter with Ji Ya. Moreover, Ji Ya had secluded herself to study a new pellet. Hence, this matter of meeting was temporarily postponed.
Today, he finally stepped into Seven Stars City for the first time. This was because he had received news from Murong Chen of the Ninepeaks Shop, stating that a large auction would happen at Spirit Treasure Lane of Seven Stars City. As for this auction, several complete maps of outside of the Heaven Dome would be auctioned off. Amongst which was the map portion of Duanlong Cliff that Wei Suo desired.
For Wei Suo’s next goal, it was indeed a possible existence of Duanlong cliff, a Goldenspot Ginseng.
Besides, sooner or later, he would have to face the threshold of breakthrough to the Thought Division Stage. Breaking through from the Heavenly Circuit Stage to the Thought Division stage was truly an immense hurdle for cultivators. Many cultivators had failed at this very hurdle. Only spirit medicines like the Goldenspot Ginseng could ensure security of breaking through to the Thought Division Stage.