Chapter 27 – Sympathizing with another, reluctant to part
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Phillip, Earl, and Fumma
Six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones!
Had it been in the past, how talented must Wei Suo be in order to earn this many Spiritual Stones? Even if it wasn’t before but was instead right now, with Wei Suo’s speed of making thirty Fireball Talismans in a day and not even considering the cost of the Fire Scorpion’s blood, then it would mean that he’ll make fifteen Low Quality Spiritual Stones in just a day.
Had it been other ordinary cultivators, it was possible that they would try to murder someone for the three to four hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Hell, it was so much money that Wei Suo was even willing to go and become a male prostitute at the Willow Back Alley.
However, this Ice Jade here was not all his. His portion was merely a fourth of it. Had he been thicker-skinned back then and decided to take all of the items, oh, how great that would be.
When he thought of that, Wei Suo began to feel pity for Lin Daoyi again.
For a level five Divine Sea Stage cultivator like Lin Daoyi to become a villain, it was all for the three Icethread Spiders and the things that the four of them were carrying. Had the things they had on them and this Ice Jade all been obtained by Lin Daoyi, then Lin Daoyi would truly have struck gold. The things he would obtain would value at least a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones. He may have even become a high level character in the Heavenly Profound Continent in the future. Unfortunately for him, he encountered Wei Suo who had a pile of Fireball Talismans on him and no way to use them. One truly did not know whether this was fortune or misfortune.
“What do you all think?” Wei Suo who had came back from his thoughts turned his head around and looked to Nangong Yuqing, Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei. To Wei Suo who had just struck gold and was still able to make talismans, he no longer feared not having enough Spiritual Stones to use for the time being. Thus, he was naturally capable of waiting so that they could auction off the Ice Jade for a higher price.
“It is fine with me. After all, I stay in the Spirit Peak City anyways. Waiting a couple more days does not affect me.” Nangong Yuqing shrugged her shoulders and then took a glance at Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei. “Big Brother Ye and Lil Sis Ye, what do you two think?”
“It is fine for Brother Wei Suo to make the decision. I will go with what he decided upon.” Ye Xiaozheng did not even bother to think and directly said that.
‘This big fellow is truly kind and honest.’ Wei Suo’s impression of Ye Xiaozheng immediately became even better. He nodded his head and then said to Shopkeeper Tian, “Since this is the case, then we shall have your Golden Jade Pavilion assist us in auctioning this Ice Jade.”
“In that case, everyone, please wait for a moment.” Shopkeeper Tian called for a uniformed youngster that was waiting beside him. He quietly gave some orders to the uniformed youngster. Shopkeeper Tian seemed to be extremely satisfied with this result too. After all, the thing that the Golden Jade Pavilion was renowned for, was precisely this sort of artifact crafting raw material. If the Golden Jade Pavilion was the one to auction this large piece of Ice Jade, it would also increase the fame of the Golden Jade Pavilion. To a business like the Golden Jade Pavilion, increasing their reputation and fame was much more important than earning a couple more Spiritual Stones.
The uniformed youngster quickly left the room. After a short moment of time, he returned while pulling a red wood pallet.
Wei Suo, who was drinking tea from a cup in his hand, saw the red wood pallet the youngster pulled and nearly swallowed the teacup.
On the red wood pallet that this uniformed youngster from the Golden Jade Pavilion brought over, were sixty smooth and round Spiritual Stones neatly stacked on top of one another. As for these sixty Spiritual Stones, they were flickering with a rare light yellow colored radiance. These were all Mid Quality Spiritual Stones.
“This?” Ye Xiaozheng was startled. Confused, he looked to Shopkeeper Tian.
“The reason why our Golden Jade Pavilion was one of the top stores in the Spirit Peak City is because of our reputation.” Shopkeeper Tian explained proudly. “According to the rules of our Golden Jade Pavilion, since the starting bid for the Ice Jade would be six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, even if this Ice Jade was failed to auction off, we, the Golden Jade Pavilion, would use six hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones to purchase it ourselves. As for this expense, we will pay that in advance. If the Ice Jade managed to sell, we will immediately pay you all the remaining Spiritual Stones.”
‘This Golden Jade Pavilion truly knows how to do business. Like this, even if someone were to participate in the auction, they would be able to obtain the money first. Thus, they would naturally love doing business with the Golden Jade Pavilion. No wonder the Golden Jade Pavilion was able to reach their success in their business.’ Wei Suo thought in his heart. He then saw that other than the sixty enticing Mid Quality Spiritual Stones that caused his eyes to shine, there was also a red colored jade plate with the word ‘Four’ written on top of it. Carved on the red colored jade plate were many splendid and magnificent fine rohdea flowers. “What is this?” Wei Suo thought that no matter how hard he tried to feign himself, he would still be a country bumpkin. Thus, he thickened his skin and directly asked.
[Earl: Rohdea Flowers are also known as Sacred Lily]
[Fumma: http://www.bulbhunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Chinese-Sacred-Lily-792945.jpg for people like me who dont know what a sacred lily is]
“This is the invitation jade plate for one to enter the auction. The ‘four’ on the plate signifies that this plate is able to allow, at most, four people to enter the auction. You all are able to show up at the auction to see the merchandise that you are auctioning. That is, you can go and check exactly how much this Ice Jade managed to auction for and do not have to pay fees for other people to check it for you.” Shopkeeper Tian said patiently. “Of course, after you all enter into the auction, you are also able to participate in the auction of the other things. Merely, the invitation jade plate is not something that’s easy to manufacture. Thus, you must all keep it well. After the auction is over, you all will have to return the invitation jade plate. Otherwise, it will cost you ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones. As for the time of the auction, it will be announced throughout the Spirit Peak City. You all merely need to take note of the surroundings and will definitely know the time and place of the auction.”
“The Golden Jade Pavilion is indeed not something that ordinary businesses could compare with.” Wei Suo knew very well that it cost at least two Low Quality Spiritual Stones to participate in the auction. To hear that he would be able to participate in the auction once for free, Wei Suo immediately felt increasingly good and even flattered Shopkeeper Tian.
“You flatter us. I wish that if you all were to manage to find such good things in the future, please take them to us, the Golden Jade Pavilion, to sell. The Golden Jade Pavilion would definitely not allow you all to come out suffering losses.” Shopkeeper Tian felt extremely comfortable hearing Wei Suo’s flatter. He stroked his beard and smiled. It could be said that both sides were extremely delighted and satisfied. After they exchanged some more meaningless words, Wei Suo, Nangong Yuqing, Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei left the Golden Jade Pavilion.
Fifteen enticing Mid Quality Spiritual Stones ended up in Wei Suo’s pockets.
Due to the fact that Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei had to rush back to the Falling Moon City, Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing ended up at the Heaven’s First Sect’s conveying array at the southern city district. They were reluctantly parting their ways with the simple and honest big fellow and the beauty, Ye Guwei.
“Brother Wei Suo, there aren’t many people like you in today’s society. I am definitely keeping you as a friend… If you happen to come to the Falling Moon City, you must definitely remember to come and find me…”
“Big Brother Ye, come and check out the Spirit Peak City frequently. Once you leave, I would definitely miss you…”
The scene of the parting was extremely moving and extremely nauseating
Had the green gowned old man, who knew Wei Suo, been here seeing this scene, he would definitely be extremely confused. That was because according to Wei Suo’s character, he would definitely wish to immediately return home to count his Spiritual Stones after saying his goodbyes. How could he possibly be acting like he was sympathizing with Ye Xiaozheng, someone who he had only known for a single day, and reluctant to part as if Ye Xiaozheng was a brother that he knew for ten years.
However, if the green gowned old man was to see the following scene, his eyes would immediately darken. He would know why Wei Suo was this enthusiastic.
Wei Suo was pulled over by Ye Xiaozheng. The more they talked, the more friendly they became. After that, the two of them passionately embraced one another. After that, Wei Suo who was bearing with tears of excitement hugged Ye Guwei as if it was natural… They were all brothers and sisters who had gone through life and death together. Thus, Wei Suo naturally could not favour one and discriminate the other…
“Taking advantage of that little lady, did you enjoy that?” After Ye Xiaozheng and Ye Guwei disappeared following the miraculous column of light from the conveying array, Nangong Yuqing who stood outside of the Heaven’s First Sect’s hall by the entrance gate that contained the conveying array suddenly smiled to Wei Suo and said.
“Ah? What are you talking about?” Nangong Yuqing’s expression caused Wei Suo’s face to heat up. However, Wei Suo immediately feigned an appearance of not knowing what she was talking about.
“Join our Iron Policy.” Nangong Yuqing smiled and suddenly said this to Wei Suo.
“Join the Iron Policy?” Wei Suo was startled.
“With my recommendation, there will definitely be no problems.” Nangong Yuqing looked to Wei Suo. “Our Iron Policy is merely a cultivator organization. It is different from the sects and does not have a lot of restrictions. However, if you were to join the Iron Policy, you would be able to obtain the protection from the Iron Policy. There’s a lot of benefits to joining the Iron Policy.”
Nangong Yuqing had believed that Wei Suo would not reject her suggestion. That was because the majority of the cultivators at Spirit Peak City wished to join an organization like the Iron Policy. However, to her surprise, Wei Suo immediately shook his head and said, “Thank you for your kindness. However, I still think that I would have more freedom the way I am now.”
“Exactly what sort of person is this guy?”
Looking at the back view of Wei Suo, the guy who thought that she didn’t know when he was sneaking glances at the cuts on her soft leather armor, as he walked away, Nangong Yuqing forced a smile. At the same time, her face was slightly red.
A bit later, Nangong Yuqing took a glance at the red colored jade plate on her hand with the word ‘four’ written on it and displayed an enchanting smile. “Wei Suo, I will definitely find out exactly what kind of person you are.”