Chapter 157: Unintentional Enlightenment
After his kind reminder, Zhang Tianyi bid farewell and headed towards his friend.
Wei Suo was obviously grateful for his advice, Han Weiwei instead appeared unhappy upon hearing Zhang Tianyi mentioning about Dong Qingyi. Hence, after he left, Wei Suo couldn’t help but inquire, “Why, do you know Dong Qingyi?”
“He’s one of my senior sister’s pursuer, someone out of the ordinary.” Han Weiwei snorted coldly. “Previously, he attempted to approach my senior sister and even proposed marriage on several occasions. He is clearly utilizing his influence to pressure others. Thus, I specially investigated this fellow; I heard he has an extremely small heart that loves to scheme, and has no patience for cultivation. I reckon he has spent most of his time plotting against others; therefore, even with such a backing like East Victory, he is still only a Heavenly Circuit Stage level 4 cultivator. An individual like that, he actually has designs on my senior sister.”
“No patience for cultivation”. Upon hearing that, Wei Suo smiled bleakly inside.
Indeed, secluded training was an extremely dry and dull process for all cultivators. For a cultivator like him who had no backing but relied on his own abilities, he had no choice but to stake all in bitter cultivation.
If he had Dong Qingyi’s backing, Wei Suo would probably also lust after pleasure and his state of cultivation would’ve changed drastically.
Besides, if he was adequately capable, he could easily tour around the various cities of Heavenly Profound Continent, and soak in hot springs with peerless beauties. It wouldn’t be worse off than an exceedingly dry and dull secluded meditation.
“Why don’t we head straight for the auction hall to wait?” After smiling wryly, Wei Suo then offered this suggestion. Anyway, his goal for coming to Seven Stars City was for the sake of obtaining a map portion of Duanlong Cliff, that would enhance his safety in travelling there. It would be better to expose himself to lesser troubles.
“Our two esteemed guests, please follow me.” Han Weiwei naturally didn’t object Wei Suo’s suggestion. At the entrance of the Spirit Treasure Lane’s yellow light screen, ordinary cultivators would enter themselves after displaying their entry jade token. However, upon noticing Han Weiwei’s entry jade token, the disciples on duty immediately offered deferential cordiality and led both of them in.
As it turned out, the auction hall of Spirit Treasure Lane, Spirit Sky Pavilion, was segregated into three floors. The lowest floor was for ordinary patrons, while the middle and upper floors were for esteemed patrons. As for Han Weiwei’s entry jade token, it belonged to the category of the most valuable patrons of the upper floor.
Actually, it was Wei Suo who suggested to be the upper floor esteemed patrons.
According to Wei Suo’s past experiences, in the perspective of ordinary cultivators, they wouldn’t deem those esteemed patrons who spent spiritual stones for their positions to be expert loose cultivators with astonishing cultivation levels. Instead, those would be figures that had extraordinary backings. In a bidding war for any item, ordinary cultivators would definitely give way.
This wasn’t something that many intelligent loose cultivators couldn’t think of. Instead, many of such cultivators would cherish their spiritual stones and wouldn’t simply waste hundreds of them for an esteemed position.
After the Spirit Treasure Lane disciple led them through the entrance, Wei Suo could feel his body becoming slightly heavier. His bodily flow of true energy seemed to have become impeded. It was clear this domain of the Spirit Treasure Lane contained a special forbidden control that stifled a cultivator’s capabilities.
Wei Suo immediately felt his horizons were broadened after surveying around the auction hall of this Spirit Sky Pavilion.
There was an unknown formation array established within the hall, where an emerald colored jasper platform was floating above; along with hovering flights of jasper stairs. Once the auction commences, the Spirit Treasure Lane host would probably be employing this jasper platform to exhibit their auctioned articles.
The lowest floor of this grand hall was installed with thousands of white divine light screens. Whenever a cultivator entered, one would no longer be able to observe their exterior. This would safeguard the secrets of any cultivator who entered the hall.
Naturally, the upper floor of esteemed patrons contrasted like black and white to the grand hall below. Not only was the floor covered with soft and silver silk carpet, ancient aromatic furnitures were arranged impeccably. Moreover, their windows were enshrouded with a green divine light screen, and equipped with the effect of magnifying the view of the frontal jasper platform. When they looked through this esteem patron room, Wei Suo and Han Weiwei felt as though the jasper platform was right before their eyes. Evidently, this place provided amplified clarity when examining auction articles.
As for the middle floor esteem rooms, their windows were also enveloped by a layer of yellow divine light screen. Thus, Wei Suo couldn’t find out the interior differences of those rooms and his own upper floor esteemed patrons room.
Because time was still early, Wei Suo produced out the jade strip given to him by Liu Wu which recorded the Samadhi Divine Flame skill technique. Then, he attempted to comprehend it.
Wei Suo was still unable to determine the exact rank of this skill technique. Because it was recorded that a Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3 cultivation was needed to train in this.
Only after becoming a Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3 cultivator, could one unleash the Samadhi Divine Flame with true energy in accordance to the detailed skill technique. Moreover, this skill technique was exceptionally abstruse. After breaking through to Heavenly Circuit Stage level 3, Wei Suo followed the Old Man’s suggestion to begin comprehending this extremely useful fire element skill technique; in preparation for several simple artifact forging.
Yet in the following days after that, Wei Suo still couldn’t comprehend a portion of its contents.
Observing Wei Suo knitting his brows as he sunk into meditation, Han Weiwei didn’t disturb him. Instead, she minded her own business and produced a white jade strip before earnestly examining it.
Several hours later before the auction was about to commence, Wei Suo suddenly revealed an ecstatic countenance.
On the contrary, when in a light hearted state of idleness and enjoyment, Wei Suo had stepped into an enlightenment state. Within a short span of time, he managed to grasp a fundamental which led to the rest naturally flowing in. In a flash, he understood that portion of content which even the green gowned Old Man couldn’t really understand.
What baffled him and the Old Man was, most of this skill technique recorded the mechanics of controlling the unleashed Samadhi Divine flame after it had been conjured into fire shield, fire serpents or other forms. However, as for how to congeal the flames into those forms of shields and others, the records were strangely silent apart from several few words.
At present, he finally understood that all along, he didn’t understand the intent of that tiny component; the most crucial aspect of conjuring the flames into different forms. As it turned out, this Samadhi Divine Flame technique was truly peculiar. It required a method to first ignite the Samadhi Divine flames, before utilizing another skill technique – the Fire Control-form art to conjure out its different forms.
Therefore, that component he couldn’t understand, was because he misunderstood the general layout of this Samadhi Divine Flame technique.
Now that he figured out what that component meant, Wei Suo then slowly practiced this Samadhi Divine Flame skill with the excess time he had. Once he could familiarize himself with this, he could then try out artifact forging.
After he completely comprehended the contents of this fire skill, Wei Suo now understood why the Old Man mentioned that one must be of the Thought Division Stage level 2-3 or higher, before one could forge high class artifacts.
The Samadhi flames would inevitably exhaust loads of true energy to maintain. Furthermore, with the example of forging a flying sword, the process of forging the sword frame had to remain constant. Once there was an insufficient true energy and the process halts, the sword frame would solidify. To smelt it again, one would have to restart from the beginning. In addition to the process of forging the sword frame, one still had to split his attention in deploying magic enhancements onto the sword frame. This was something that could only be achieved at the Thought Division Stage level.
Like the flying sword of that red robe cultivator previously, it was of a lower quality whose material could even be smelted with earthflame. Then with a sword controlling technique like the Thunderclap Sword Art, the sword frame wouldn’t require much magic enhancements. Thus, that red robed cultivator was able to rely on an earthflame furnace to forge his own flying sword.
Right now, Wei Suo was in possession of the wreckage remains of two flying swords. In addition to Liu Sanbao’s broadsword forged with Taiyi Essence metal and the Daysuffering Essence metal he acquired from Old Freak Feng……once his cultivation attained Thought Division Stage level 3 or above, these materials would suffice for him to forge a high quality flying sword.
Yet at present, Wei Suo was delighting over the fact that he obtained the Cyan Search Silver from that horse-faced cultivator back at Cyan Wind Mound.
The melting point of the Cyan Search Silver wasn’t high. With his current cultivation and full comprehension of the Samadhi flames, he would be able to forge a magic staff using the Cyan Search Silver once he accumulated some artifact forging experience. In addition to the Magic pearl gained from that Elder Mind Devouring Bug, he would then be able to unleash a decimating divine sense attack or mental thrust.
The divine sense attack of the Elder Mind Devouring Bug was something that Wei Suo had personally witnessed. According to the Old Man’s estimation, although such a degree of attack couldn’t cause a Heavenly Circuit Stage level 4-5 cultivator to become immobile, it would minimally cause a slight stun.
Once he could forge all those out, in addition to his current assassination weapons, his deadliness would be enhanced again.
After a brief wait, Spire Treasure Lane’s auction finally officially commenced.
It was truly a glorious scene for Wei Suo, prompting Han Weiwei to glare viciously at Wei Suo. She then clenched her teeth and scoffed, “Wei Suo, can’t you at least pretend in front of me and stop giving that obsessed and lecherous look all the time. Yes, Spirit Treasure Lane’s auction is clearly more amusing than the Golden Jade Pavilion’s one.
The ones that were shuttling about the auction hall in charge of delivering auction articles, were all top-notch peerless beauties. Moreover, these female cultivators were all adorned in low cut fish-tailed phoenix patterned robes, revealing half of their snow-white silky breasts; leading one’s blood to boil.
Right now, the main auction hostess was a female cultivator in a black fish-tailed phoenix patterned robes. Her features weren’t particularly stunning, but the inches of her chest was like an astonishing behemoth. It was even larger than Ji Ya’s and her cleavage could determine life and death.
“Right.” Recalling Ji Ya, Wei Suo then reckoned Shui Ling’er’s measurements wouldn’t be inferior to Ji Ya’s one as well. Thus, he subconsciously blurted out to Han Weiwei, “Han Weiwei, say which one do you think is prettier, your senior sister or Shui Ling’er?”
“I haven’t even seen the real Shui Ling’er, how would I know.” Han Weiwei responded smugly. Looking at Wei Suo’s wretched smile, Han Weiwei couldn’t help but gloomily ask, “Wei Suo, what are you planning?”
“Nothing.” Wei Suo chuckled silently. “In the past, my goal of cultivation had always been Shui Ling’er. Now if your senior sister is prettier than Shui Ling’er, then I should alter my goals and pursue your senior sister as my cultivation aim instead.”
“HAHA!” Hearing Wei Suo’s words, Han Weiwei burst into hysterical laughter. “Just based on you, you wish to pursue my senior sister?”
“Why not, what is wrong with me?” Wei Suo shrugged his head like an irritated bull.
“Cut your wishful thinking over my senior sister. But on account that we are brothers, I can consider helping you chase Shui Ling’er.” Han Weiwei curled her lips as she replied.