Chapter 16 – Icethread Spiders
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Wei Suo placed an egg-sized Night Glowing Pearl that was emitting a gentle white light into his clothes as he walked out from the old fox’s shop. After that, he proceeded to walk toward the northern city district’s Jealousy Lane Bridge.
This time around, Wei Suo did not sell the Fireball Talismans he had for Spiritual Stones like what he did last time. What the green gowned old man had said last time was extremely reasonable. He felt that if he was to do this sort of thing one more time, then he might be caught on the radar by some major power of Spirit Peak City. At that time, the danger that he would be in would increase by a tier. Thus, his current plan was to exchange the remaining twenty seven Low Quality for some equipments and then, using these equipments and his Fireball Talismans, he would go hunt some things to sell.
The Jealousy Lane Bridge was an ordinary black colored stone bridge. However, this ordinary stone bridge was constructed together with Spirit Peak City and was one of the earlier constructions in Spirit Peak City. On the southern edge of the Jealousy Lane Bridge was a large stone wall. Many businesses and merchants would leave messages on this stone wall. It was equivalent to the largest announcement signboard at the Spirit Peak City’s northern district. As for accepting the tasks of merchants and businesses, these were the most important source of Spiritual Stones for all of the cultivators of the Heavenly Profound Continent.
Due to the fact that he had already used up all of his Energy Recovery Medicine and that the Earth Shield Treasure Talisman only has one more usage, Wei Suo first purchased four bottles of Energy Recovery Medicine from a store in the city. Although the amount of Spiritual Energy in two bottles of Energy Recovery Medicine was inferior to a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone, the Low Quality Spiritual Stone cannot compare to an Energy Recovery Medicine in the aspect of rapidly recovering one’s True Elemental Energy.
The Energy Recovery Medicine was an essential item for all low level cultivators when they exited the city. Wei Suo deeply wished for the green gowned old man to know about a pellet concocting recipe that would produce something similar to the Energy Recovery Medicine. Furthermore, if the materials used to create it was as worthless as the ones used to create the Fireball Talismans, then he would truly have struck gold. However, it was evident that the green gowned old man did not have such a pellet concocting recipe. Otherwise, he would’ve definitely given it to Wei Suo, much like what he did with the Fireball Talisman recipe.
After purchasing four bottles of Energy Recovery Medicine, Wei Suo clenched his teeth and spent three Low Quality Spiritual Stones to purchase a level two Cold Ice Talisman, fifteen Low Quality Spiritual Stones to purchase a Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament, and one Low Quality Spiritual Stone to purchase a Windflee Talisman and Goldlight Talisman.
The current Wei Suo only had Fireball Talismans as his main offensive power. He did not have any powerful magical treasure. As for the level two Cold Ice Talisman, other than the fact that it was as powerful as a technique from a level one Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator, it was also capable of freezing one’s enemy, causing their movement to become slower. As for the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament, it was a technique artifact from the Heaven’s First Sect. It was capable of emitting a light membrane with a defense comparable to the Earth Shield Treasure Talisman. However, not only could the technique artifact be used five times, when it was activated, it would be capable of sensing the change in the Elemental Energy in the surrounding. In the case of being sneak attacked, this light membrane would automatically activate.
This caused it to be extremely useful in the wilderness with a lot of demonic beasts. Furthermore, Wei Suo had been longing for this Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament that greatly increased one’s survivability for a long time now. Merely, for the Wei Suo in the past who would never have more than seven Low Quality Spiritual Stones on him at once, it was something that he could never afford to purchase. As for the reason why he purchased a Goldlight Talisman, a defensive technique talisman, after buying the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament, it was because Wei Suo felt that when he encountered demonic beasts that weren’t powerful, he would be able to use the Goldlight Talisman that only cost half a Low Quality Spiritual Stone to defend himself. There was no need for him to use the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament that cost a lot more.
For the Night Glowing Pearl that Wei Suo had in his clothes, it also cost him a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone. The reason why he purchased this Night Glowing Pearl was because he feared that he might fall into a pitch dark place in the wilderness. Also, it had some purpose for making talismans at night. When he made talismans, the brighter the light in the little stone house was, the higher the success rate it would be for him.
After careful considerations, Wei Suo only had five Low Quality Spiritual Stones remaining in his pocket.
“Brother, might it be possible for me to speak with you?” Right when he approached an alleyway near the Jealousy Lane Bridge, three individuals suddenly approached Wei Suo from behind.
Slightly shocked, Wei Suo turned his head around. He saw that the person that spoke to him was a daoist that appeared to be twenty seven or eight years old. His face was slightly long and narrow. He had a very amiable appearance. Behind him stood a man and a woman. The man appeared to be around thirty years old. He was very tall and robust. His height was half a head taller than Wei Suo. As for his appearance, it was extremely simple and honest looking. As for his outfit, he was wearing cyan colored clothes. His clothes also appeared to have black colored light flickering through them. It seemed that he was wearing some sort of metal inner armor. On his back, there was a long cloth covered item that appeared to be very large and heavy. It ought to be a heavy weapon. Standing beside this tall and robust man was a pretty girl. This girl wore a light yellow colored clothing. On her clothes were cyan colored rose embroideries. She had an oval face and her skin was fair in color. She appeared to be a bit older than Wei Suo.
“Ordinary clothes, barely worth anything. Profound iron soft inner armor, one Low Quality Spiritual Stone.”
“This woman looks pretty nice…”
Due to the fact that he had been accustomed to being poor, Wei Suo habitually took a glance at the properties that these three people were carrying with them. He determined that these three people ought to be low level cultivators like him. He then snuck a glance at that oval faced pretty woman before asking the amiable looking cultivator. “Excuse me, what is it that you need? I believe that I have never acquainted myself with you all before.”
“My name is Lin Daoyi. The two of them are Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei.” The cyan gowned young daoist with a slightly long and narrow face lightly smiled. “Excuse my rudeness. We have a mission that ought to be able to allow us to earn a decent amount of Spiritual Stones. We thought that it would be more safe if we were to have another person to assist us. We wish to invite you to join our party. Might you be interested?”
“A mission that could earn a decent amount of Spiritual Stones? What sort of mission is it?” Wei Suo was startled for a moment. He clearly knew that cultivators would join hands to take on a high profit mission that they would not be able to handle by themselves. However, Wei Suo had always followed the principle of ‘safety first.’ He would generally not do anything that was too dangerous and without much certainty.
“Is it possible for us to change a place to speak?” Lin Daoyi said to Wei Suo with a slightly mysterious look.
Wei Suo shrugged indifferently and then nodded. After all, it was impossible for one to kill others for their property in Spirit Peak City. Furthermore, he felt that these three people, especially that pretty woman in light yellow clothes, to be pleasing to the eye.
Seeing that Wei Suo had nodded, Lin Daoyi began to lead the way ahead. The four of them did not walk far. They merely went to a remote alley beside the bridge. After Lin Daoyi determined that there was no one else in the surrounding, he looked to Wei Suo and said softly. “Actually, it’s not a mission at all. It’s merely that I have obtained information from a definite source that there were three Icethread Spiders at a place outside of Spirit Peak City.”
“Three Icethread Spiders?” Wei Suo was shocked. Icethread Spiders were mid-level level three demonic beasts. Their thread-sack’s ice threads were not only extremely tough and durable, it also possessed the effect of defending against fire. It was a high quality material used to create Fire Repelling Robes. The most important aspect was that level three demonic beasts all contained internal pellets. A single level three demonic beast’s internal pellet was worth more than fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones. If it was three mature Icethread Spiders, then they would be worth more than a hundred and ninety Low Quality Spiritual Stones combined. Furthermore, it was generally very rare for there to be level three or above demonic beasts within the Heaven Dome Wall.
“Why did you all invite me?” A hundred and ninety Low Quality Spiritual Stones was sufficient enough to make Wei Suo serious. Wei Suo did not believe that he who had a head full of burned hair like that of a chicken nest, would appear to be brilliant or powerful and be invited by strangers to get rich together.
“We have taken note of you earlier at the city. You purchased a level two Cold Ice Talisman and a Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament.” Lin Daoyi looked to Wei Suo and explained. “We believe that someone who was capable of buying those items would likely not be weak. However, if that person was too powerful, then we would have our own apprehensions too and would not dare to invite such a person to hunt for the Icethread Spiders. As for you, your martial cultivation level is the same as ours, we’re all level three Divine Sea Stage. Thus, you just happened to fit our requirements.”
“How did you all know that my cultivation level is level three Divine Sea Stage?” Wei Suo was surprised. Other than for certain martial techniques that would give a distinctive characteristic after reaching a certain level, for other ordinary martial techniques, it was extremely difficult for one to determine another’s cultivation level. As for when Wei Suo determined the level of the silver robed perky butted beauty to likely be a cultivator two levels above him, it was all because he saw the might of her Ice Wind Blades.
“Oh, I have trained in an aura determining technique. However, if I encounter a cultivator two levels above me, my aura determining technique would not be able to tell their cultivation level.” Lin Daoyi lightly smiled and said.
‘That aura determining technique is extremely useful. I should find a way to learn a technique like that in the future.’ Wei Suo thought in his heart. His eyes were turning while he was thinking. “How would I be able to believe you all?”
“The tracks of these three Icethread Spiders were discovered by these two brother and sister. You ought to know that people from the Flying Eagle have a reputation, right?” Lin Daoyi pointed to Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei beside him and said.
“The two of you are from the Flying Eagle? On top of that, you’re brother and sister?” Wei Suo knew that the Flying Eagle was a low level cultivator organization from the Falling Moon City, the city closest to the Spirit Peak City. It was an organization formed by cultivators that knew each other. Merely, the people from the Flying Eagle had a famed reputation. Wei Suo had also heard about this before. However, what Wei Suo was extremely puzzled by right now was the fact that this Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei’s appearance truly differed too greatly. One was huge and sturdy like a gorilla whereas the other had fair skin and was very pretty. The two of them looked nothing alike.
“That’s right. We are from the Flying Eagle.” Hearing Wei Suo’s question, Ye Xiaozheng, the huge and sturdy, tall guy nodded and said. He took out a black colored metal plate from his clothes. On the metal plate was an eagle symbol. “It’s that the other people from our Flying Eagle organization just so happened to be on a mission and have gone to the Great First City. We feared that if we were to wait too long, then those Icethread Spiders would escape. Thus, we found fellow cultivator Lin Daoyi and explained this to him. We wish to go and kill those Icethread Spiders as soon as possible.”
“If you are not reassured, then I could tell you that, in order to show our intent, we have also requested a person from the Iron Policy for forty Low Quality Spiritual Stones.” Lin Daoyi looked to Wei Suo. “If everything goes smoothly, each of us would be able to get over thirty Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Since this is the case, I will go with you all.” Wei Suo nodded without much hesitation.
Although the Iron Policy was an organization in the Spirit Peak City formed by cultivators, there were several tens of other organizations like the Iron Policy in the Spirit Peak City. However, the Iron Policy’s reputation and scale of operation was not something that the other organizations could compare with. Other than the fact that all the members were cultivators and there not being any restrictions to joining and leaving the organization, the Iron Policy’s strength was comparable to large sects. Furthermore, the people from the Iron Policy were also very reputed. They would only collect the amount of Spiritual Stones predetermined as their reward and not have ideas because they saw riches. This was also the reason why the Iron Policy’s fame became greater and greater throughout the years.
Thirty Low Quality Spiritual Stones. This was the amount that Wei Suo could only make after making Fireball Talismans for two days straight. Furthermore, with the people from the Flying Eagle and the Iron Policy, there shouldn’t be any problem. As for those three Icethread Spiders, Wei Suo possessed over a hundred Fireball Talismans. If worst comes to worst, he could use those Fireball Talismans. It shouldn’t be an issue for him to preserve his life.