Chapter 28 – Come out and check out the Spiritual Stones
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Inside an extremely ordinary little stone house at the city’s western district. An extremely vulgar laugh was heard from this house.
Wei Suo, the originator of this laughter, was currently looking at the large pile of Spiritual Stones on his bed with shining eyes.
Before he had gone to the Golden Jade Pavilion, Wei Suo and the rest had already sold the three Icethread Spiders, the two Gray Rock Serpents, and all the Icethread Spider threads within the cave. They managed to sell them for a total of two hundred and ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Ye Xiaozheng was extremely kind and honest. He had only taken sixty Low Quality Spiritual Stones, the equivalent of an Icethread Spider. Adding on the forty Low Quality Spiritual Stones for Nangong Yuqing, the remaining one hundred and ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones were all given to Wei Suo and placed into a leather sack that he obtained from Lin Daoyi. The amount of Spiritual Stones was so great that it caused the sack to bulge.
Other than these a hundred and ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones, Wei Suo and them had managed to find a total of thirteen Low Quality Spiritual Stones and three Mid Quality Spiritual Stones from Lin Daoyi and the unfortunate Icethread Spiders’ food. Of course, these Spiritual Stones were also given to Wei Suo.
On top of that, there was the fifteen Mid Quality Spiritual Stones from the Golden Jade Pavilion. Add on the remaining Low Quality Spiritual Stones that Wei Suo originally had on him, there gathered a total of eighteen Mid Quality Spiritual Stones and a hundred twenty eight Low Quality Spiritual Stones on his bed.
With this many Spiritual Stones, it caused Wei Suo to not go and sell the items that they found from two unlucky fellows and Lin Daoyi, and instead directly ran home. He was impatient to see exactly how this large pile of Spiritual Stones appeared.
Due to the fact that it was still not evening, the green gowned old man was still in the Ghost Raising Jar and hadn’t come out yet. Inside the cold and cheerless little stone house, the emitted light from the large pile of Spiritual Stones had brightened up the room.
As for those Low Quality Spiritual Stones that emitted faint green light, they were things that Wei Suo had experienced before. However, those light yellow colored Mid Quality Spiritual Stones were things that Wei Suo had only seen before and never touched.
“Let’s try out a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone first!”
Actually, the difference between a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone and a Low Quality Spiritual Stone was the amount of Spiritual Energy that it contained. A single Mid Quality Spiritual Stone contained the equivalent of ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones worth of Spiritual Energy. With Wei Suo’s current martial prowess of level three Divine Sea Stage, he would not be able to use a single Mid Quality Spiritual Stone in a day. However, to Wei Suo who had never trained with a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone before, training with one just felt that much more novel. Thus, the more light yellow colored Mid Quality Spiritual Stones he held on his hand, the more unwilling he was to let go of them. After a while, he was finally unable to contain himself and grabbed a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone, closed his eyes and began training.
After several hours, Wei Suo remained motionless. Traces of light yellow colored Spiritual Energy was seeping out from the Mid Quality Spiritual Stone incessantly. Slowly, it entered through the meridians on his hand and into his body. A stream of water-like sounds that had a rhythm to it began to be heard in Wei Suo’s body.
Three lumps of faint purple colored light appeared in his orifices, the Heavenly Spirit, the Purple Temple in his chest, and the Dantian in his lower abdomen. As more Spiritual Energy entered into his body, these three lumps of faint purple colored light began to slowly expand.
These three lumps of faint vortex-like purple lights were the Divine Sea that was formed through his cultivation of the Purple Mystic True Technique. Only after these three Divine Seas reached a sufficiently large state was he able to use them to create a new Divine Sea and breakthrough to the level four Divine Sea Stage. However, his three Divine Seas currently did not appear to be surging at all. It appeared that it would still require him some more time to reach level four Divine Sea Stage.
The sky outside had grew completely dark. Only at this moment did Wei Suo opened his eyes. Satisfied, he took a stretch.
“A Mid Quality Spiritual Stone is worthy of being a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone. It is indeed long-lasting and possessing a lot of Spiritual Energy.”
The light yellow colored Mid Quality Spiritual Stone that Wei Suo held in his hand only grew half as brightly yellow as before. It appeared that he could use it for several more hours. Wei Suo then turned around and looked out his window. He discovered that the sky had turned completely dark. Wei Suo’s eyes turned, he started to ‘he he’ laugh. He then took out the Ghost Raising Jar that he had disguised as an ordinary black tile jar from under his bed. He patted on the jar. “Lazy ghost old man, are you still sleeping? Come out and check out the Spiritual Stones.”
“What the heck are you squawking for?”
After being patted by Wei Suo, the green gowned old man really appeared out from the Ghost Raising Jar.
“How did you get this many Spiritual Stones?!”
Once the green gowned old man saw the large pile of Spiritual Stones that Wei Suo had placed on his bed, his eyes immediately grew wide open. He almost ended up suffering a paralyzing stroke from the shock. The current him was not the same him from the time when Wei Suo coincidentally managed to get him to appear. He now understood the concept of Spiritual Stones and their values. Seeing that there were at least sixteen or seventeen Mid Quality Spiritual Stones among the pile of Spiritual Stones on Wei Suo’s bed, he immediately calculated that the amount of Spiritual Stones on the bed were worth more than three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“I’ve killed someone and taken their goods.” Wei Suo looked to the green gowned old man and laughed. “I used Fireball Talismans and killed a level five Divine Sea Stage fellow. From his body, I’ve obtained many things.”
“Murdering for another’s property! How could you do such a thing?!” The green gowned old man immediately grew anxious. “Do you know the identity of the person that you killed? Even for powerful cultivators, it is better for them to not murder another for their property. That is because you would not know what sort of powerful backer might be behind the person that you killed. Do you know how Southern Heaven’s Tyrant, a Golden Pellet Stage cultivator from twenty thousand years ago, who controlled a region, died? It was because he just so happened to be poisoned by a demonic beast. The poison caused his mouth to swell like two fat sausages. After that, a level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator was unable to contain himself and laughed at him. In anger, he killed that cultivator. However, never would he expect that the weak little level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator’s seventh maternal uncle’s eighth paternal aunt’s mother-in-law’s son’s younger brother was a great Divine Mystic Stage cultivator. After that, the Southern Heaven’s Tyrant ended up being killed by that great cultivator. As for you, you’re merely a level three Divine Sea Stage cultivator. Yet you’ve dared to kill another for his property?…”
The more the green gowned old man spoke, the more overbearing he became. Had this green gowned old man had saliva, then he would have likely drowned Wei Suo with his saliva already. However, Wei Suo merely ‘he he’ laughed. He said, “Old man, don’t worry. That guy that I killed is only an ordinary cultivator. Furthermore, if that were to happen, I have a big faction that would take the blame first before me. Furthermore, if I did not kill him for his property, then I would be the one that’s killed and have my property taken.”
“What exactly happened?” The green gowned old man was startled.
“It’s like this…” Wei Suo detailedly explained to the green gowned old man of Lin Daoyi’s invitation to kill the Icethread Spiders for Spiritual Stones and how Lin Daoyi tried to kill them afterwards, only to be drowned by his Fireball Talismans. He also told the green gowned old man about the enormous Mid Quality Ice Jade that they discovered. From the beginning to the end, he had told all that had happened to the green gowned old man.
“You, what a pighead you are. With merely your martial prowess, you’ve actually dared to go hunt demonic beasts with people that you did not know well?” Wei Suo had originally wanted to praise his own cleverness and quick-wittedness to the green gowned old man. However, the result ended up being him receiving a tongue-lashing from the green gowned old man. “Two masters of mine ended up dying because they agreed to go kill demonic beasts with people that they didn’t know and ended up being killed by them. If you do not wish to become the third, then you’d best never go with people that you don’t know at all to kill demonic beasts in hopes of earning Spiritual Stones.”
“Okay, in the future, I would at the very most go hunt with people that I am certain to be unable to kill me.” Wei Suo knead his nose and said to the green gowned old man.
“That’s more like it. Just remember this one thing. In all these years, there are many people in the cultivation world with high martial prowess that have lived for a long time. For those people, it is not because that they have trained in powerful martial techniques and belonged to powerful sects. Instead, it is because they were more careful than ordinary cultivators.” Seeing Wei Suo’s obedient appearance, the green gowned old man’s expression eased up a bit. His gaze turned to cast towards the pile of things beside the spiritual stones.
That pile of things were the items gathered from Lin Daoyi as well as the several low level cultivators that ended up becoming food for the Icethread Spiders. It was an assortment of all kinds of things. Among these things, Wei Suo planned to keep the Icemist Fruit, the Wind Wall Treasure Talisman and several other useful things for himself. As for the other things that he did not need, he planned to sell all of them. Merely, he didn’t have the time to deal with this assortment of things yet.
“This is…?” With a single glance, the green gowned old man displayed a surprised expression.
“Oh, it’s an Icemist Fruit. It’s the thing that was growing on that piece of Ice Jade.” Wei Suo thought that the green gowned old man was talking about the Icemist Fruit and took his initiative to answer.
“That white colored jade case of yours, bring it over and let me see it.” However, the green gowned old man did not even bother to take note of the Icemist Fruit. Instead, his gaze was fixed on the white colored jade box that did not have any designs on it.
“What’s wrong? Old man, is this thing not an ordinary white jade case?” Wei Suo was no fool. He immediately managed to infer things from the gaze of the green gowned old man. He immediately brought the white jade case that he obtained from a cultivator that ended up becoming food for the Icemist Spiders over to the green gowned old man.
After the green gowned old man carefully looked at the design-less white colored jade case, he did not answer but instead suddenly said to Wei Suo, “Go outside and bring back any Silver Candle Grass. After that, put it in the case.”
“Bring back any Silver Candle Grass and put it in the case?” Wei Suo did not understand the green gowned old man’s intention. However, he immediately exited the house and returned with a Silver Candle Grass. He placed the Silver Candle Grass onto the white jade case. After that, he asked, “Old man, what exactly is going on?”
“I suspect that this might be the Treasure Elemental Jade Case.” Said the green gowned old man.
“Treasure Elemental Jade Case? What’s that?”
“It’s a treasure that is capable of protecting the Spiritual Herb’s medicinal ability and spiritual energy from leaking. This effect is mainly due to the material the jade case is composed of, the Mild Elemental Raising Jade.”
“The heck. And here I thought it might be some powerful magical treasure. Isn’t this thing’s function only to keep things fresh then?”
“You are truly ignorant! I am disdained to even scold you.” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo with disdain and said, “Do you know that for some Spiritual Herbs and Demon Pellets, once they are picked or when the demonic beast is killed, their Spiritual Energy would rapidly fade away? This item might not be considered as anything amazing in normal circumstances. However, if you were to manage to harvest such a Spiritual Herb or Demon Pellet, but if you don’t have a jade case like this or another treasure that is capable of containing the Spiritual Energy, you would only be able to watch as the good items that you’ve obtained have their Spiritual Energy dissipated into dust and finally weep. These sorts of things are few to begin with. When you need them, even if you have Spiritual Stones, you would not necessarily be able to purchase them. That is because any knowledgeable cultivator would always keep one such item for himself.”
“Based on what you said, this item here seems to be pretty useful indeed.” After Wei Suo thought about it, he agreed to what the green gowned old man had said. He ‘hehe’ laughed and then pushed two more items over to the green gowned old man. “Now that you mention about knowledge, you’ve reminded me about this. Help me check out what these things are. Also, do you know how to remove this sort of jade talisman seal?”