Chapter 30 – Aura Determining Technique
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“Great Second Heavenly Stem Aura Determining Technique.”
[TL: in case you want to learn about chinese heavenly stems… confusing stuff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_stem]
The green gowned old man was as tired as the Wei Suo who had just finished making a technique talisman in the past. From his appearance, it seemed that he had exhausted a great amount of Elemental Energy and would take him ten days to half a month to recover. Furthermore, he must drink Fire Scorpion’s blood everyday in order to recover his Elemental Energy.
As for Wei Suo, he once again looked at the skill technique that was recorded within this cyan colored jade talisman with admiration. It was an Aura Determining Technique that one could learn after reaching level two Divine Sea Stage. When using it, one could determine the True Elemental Energy’s prowess of any cultivator within two levels of the user and the approximate level of their martial technique.
Wei Suo had originally hoped that this cyan colored jade talisman would record the other skill technique that Lin Daoyi had used, a defensive technique that seemed to be pretty powerful, the White Water Cover. That was because, even now, Wei Suo still didn’t know any defensive technique and had been using some defensive technique talismans to protect himself.
Wei Suo had already used his Earth Shield Treasure Talisman’s last usage. The Earth Shield Treasure Talisman had become useless. The only defensive item that he had left on him was the Spiritual Heavenly Jade Ornament that could be used two more times and the Wind Wall Treasure Talisman that he had obtained from Lin Daoyi, which could be used about five more times. However, these two defensive items were all items with limited usages. If he exhausted the usage of these two defensive items and then not have any defensive techniques, then it would become dangerous for him.
To Wei Suo’s surprise, the other cyan jade talisman that Lin Daoyi had with him did not record the defensive technique. Instead, it recorded another technique, the Great Second Heavenly Stem Aura Determining Technique.
Although it was not the defensive technique that Wei Suo had hoped for and this sort of Aura Determining Technique was much inferior to the top notch Aura Determining Techniques from the Heavenly Profound Continent, it was still a very useful skill to Wei Suo.
That was because if he was to encounter someone who he cannot see through with this Aura Determining Technique, then it meant that person was someone who more than two levels stronger than him. At such a time, he would do his best not to provoke such a person and would try his best to make a detour over them.
The addition of such a technique was equivalent to obtaining a skill that allowed Wei Suo to survive better.
Due to the fact that Wei Suo did not lack any Spiritual Stones to train with right now, that a cultivator’s standing was determined by their cultivation level and their techniques’ level and that Wei Suo was still unable to determine if the white jade case was actually the Treasure Elemental Jade Case yet, he would have to wait till at least tomorrow to check if the Silver Candle Grass placed within it would remain fresh, he tidied up the things gathered all over his bed and then began to train in these two skill techniques.
“Level two Divine Sea Stage. Hehe, it seems to only be a Spirit level martial technique.”
“Level three Divine Sea Stage, it’s about my level. Fuck, it seems that the martial technique level is better than mine.”
“What the fuck, this Niu Bai, he’s at least a Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator!”
Five days later. Evening. Wei Suo was walking toward the direction of the northern city district’s market. While he walked, he was looking at the people that walked past him like a thief.
Whenever he took a glance at the people that walked by him, a practically imperceptible faint spiritual light would flash through Wei Suo’s eyes.
The Golden Serpent Thunder Technique that he obtained from Lin Daoyi was a bit harder to train. After spending five days, Wei Suo had only managed to learn the first level technique and was able to cast three two-feet long lightning serpents with great difficulty. However, this Aura Determining Technique was much simpler. Wei Suo was already able to use it proficiently.
The most important aspect was that using this skill technique did not consume a lot of True Elemental Energy. Thus, Wei Suo was able to stealthily and joyously check out the cultivation level and martial technique levels of the people walking by him.
When Wei Suo used this Aura Determining Technique, he would be able to faintly tell the light that was emitted by another’s Divine Sea. From the amount of Divine Seas and the brilliance of the light that they shined with, Wei Suo was able to determine the ability of that person. However, for cultivators more than two levels higher than him, he would not be able to tell their ability. When Wei Suo glanced at the Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator that had walked by him, he was only able to see that cultivator’s body seemed to be enveloped by a flow of water-like energy. It was an extremely sharp sensation.
As for Wei Suo’s Purple Mystic True Technique, it was the same as all of the other True Elemental Martial Techniques. The higher the level one’s martial prowess was, the harder it was to progress. In the past, Wei Suo did not have a sufficient amount of Spiritual Stones to train with. As for now, he possessed enough Spiritual Stones. Thus, he had naturally been giving his all to train in the past five days. He had consumed a total of forty Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, the three Divine Seas in Wei Suo’s body had merely expanded by a slight amount. According to Wei Suo’s judgment, he reckon that he would need at least ten more days of training to reach a breakthrough to level four Divine Sea Stage.
This was also because the Purple Mystic True Technique that he trained in was a relatively low level martial technique and that he had an uninterrupted stream of Spiritual Stones to train with. Had it been a higher level martial technique, it might take several tens of days or even several hundreds of days to reach a breakthrough to level four Divine Sea Stage even if one possessed sufficient Spiritual Stones to train.
The most important aspect was that even for large sects like the Heaven’s First Sect, other than some of the talented disciples, it would be impossible for the rest of the ordinary disciples to obtain more than eight Low Quality Spiritual Stones from the sect to train. Thus, the cultivation time would generally be several times longer. This was also the reason why Wei Suo never managed to break through to the level three Divine Sea Stage in all these years until he managed to craft a whole bunch of Fireball Talismans.
The reason why Wei Suo was walking toward the northern city district’s market was because, when he broke through to level three Divine Sea Stage last time, he discovered that talisman making had allowed him to train his psyche. Furthermore, making Fireball Talismans was the more dependable way for him to make a profit right now. Due to the fact that he had enough Spiritual Stones right now, he went to several shops at the northern city district and announced to them his intention of long-term purchase of Fire Scorpions. The price that he gave was four Fire Scorpions for a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone.
To other cultivators, such a price was excessively high. However, a single Fire Scorpion possessed enough blood for him to make four Fireball Talismans. With Wei Suo’s success rate, he would be able to make at least ten Fireball Talismans successfully with four Fire Scorpions. That was equivalent to making six Low Quality Spiritual Stones with a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone. The profit margin was very good.
Due to the fact that the price he gave was extremely high to other cultivators and he was purchasing them for the long term, thus, the Fire Scorpions that no one paid attention to, now have many low level cultivators who had especially gone to find and hunt them. In these past five days, Wei Suo had left his house once per day to receive the Fire Scorpions from those shops. On the first days, those shops had managed to receive twenty Fire Scorpions. For the following four days, the shops averaged about sixteen to seventeen Fire Scorpions per day.
In these five days, Wei Suo had been wholeheartedly training in the Purple Mystic True Technique and the two skill techniques he obtained. He had only harvested the Fire Scorpion’s blood from the Fire Scorpions and have yet to use them to make Fireball Talismans yet.
According to Wei Suo’s intention, he planned to wait until he learned the second level of the Golden Serpent Thunder Technique, the Lightning Lance, before he starts training and making Fireball Talismans again everyday. After that, when he managed to accumulate a large amount of Fireball Talismans and used the majority of the Spiritual Stones on him, he would go and accept a safe mission from the market square to earn Spiritual Stones again. With the amount of Fireball Talismans and his martial prowess, it would be extremely easy for him to handle level two demonic beasts and any other demonic beasts lower than level three mid level demonic beasts.
While stealthily using his Aura Determining Technique, after he reached the entrance of the north city district’s market’s entrance, Wei Suo saw that there were many people gathered before the bulletin board wall. Wei Suo walked forward and took a look at the bulletin board and was slightly startled. It turned out that the most illustrious news on the bulletin board was the small scale auction hosted by the Golden Jade Pavilion that would occur in three days time. Earlier, Shopkeeper Tian of the Golden Jade Pavilion had mentioned to Wei Suo and them that this auction would occur at around ten days or so. However, the time was two days earlier now.
“Three days later… I have to go and see exactly how much that Ice Jade could auction for and see if they would have any good defensive skill technique for auction.” While Wei Suo thought of that as he looked to this information posted on the bulletin, he also began to think of the extremely hot figured and long legged beauty, Nangong Yuqing… Especially those snow white and half exposed perfectly round things from the cuts of her soft leather armor…