Chapter 33 – Great Talisman Master Wei
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“With the strength of the Golden Jade Pavilion and the other market squares, even if they do not have the protection of the Heaven’s First Sect and a Thought Division Stage cultivator was to come to try to plunder them, that Thought Division Stage cultivator would likely end up being killed, right?”
At the entrance of the High Heaven House, there stood four cultivators wearing Golden Jade Pavilion’s flowery uniforms. When Wei Suo glanced at the four of them with his Aura Determining Technique, he was only able to see the surging water that enveloped their bodies. He was unable to determine their level at all. These four cultivators who stood there to only welcome the guests that entered into the auction, were actually all cultivators that have reached the Heavenly Circuit Stage.
It would appear that the top notch market squares in the Spirit Peak City did indeed have the strength comparable to large sects. Merely, the method the two of them used to obtain Spiritual Stones were different.
Wei Suo saw that Li Honglin had taken out a red colored jade plate. What caused Wei Suo to be overjoyed was that it seemed that the red colored jade plate only had a ‘Three’ carved on it. That was to say that this jade plate was only able to allow Li Honglin to bring in two more people at the very most, for a total of three people.
As for the red colored jade plate that Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing had, it was able to bring in a total of four people. Compared to Li Honglin’s jade plate, it was a tier higher. No wonder Li Honglin’s eyes started twitching when he heard Wei Suo mentioning the spaciousness of having two people sitting on the seats of four people and did not suggest having Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing join him in his honored guest seats.
After one of the four Heavenly Circuit Stage flowery uniformed cultivators looked at the jade plate that Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing had, he immediately allowed Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing to enter the venue in a polite manner. Right after they walked past the entrance, two more uniformed youngsters immediately began to lead the path for them.
At the corridor of the High Heaven House. Every several tens of steps would be a Night Glowing Pearl. The size of these Night Glowing Pearls were much larger than the one that Wei Suo purchased. They brightly illuminated the entire corridor. On the two sides of the corridor were pillars. On those corridors hung many metallic decorative figures and unusual plants. Light yellow colored jade floors and the decorative bands on the crossbeam caused everyone that walked into the High Heaven House to feel a kind of luxury and comfort.
Along the sides of the corridor hung some sculptures of beautiful women holding ruyi scepters or flower vases. Wei Suo gazed at these sculptures for a long time. That was because one of these beautiful women sculptures had an appearance very similar to that of Shui Ling’er. As for the other sculptures, they were all of beautiful women that were not inferior to Shui Ling’er. It was evident that these sculptures were all based on the most well known beauties of the Heavenly Profound Continent.
Wei Suo suddenly thought of how honorable it was for him to be walking together with Nangong Yuqing. If Shui Ling’er, that exceptionally well-known beauty that would bewilder tens of thousands of cultivators, was to also walk with him, oh how honorable and respectful of a thing would it be for him?
The construction of the High Heaven House was separated into two floors. The floor below was a large hall supported through six coiling dragon pillars. The six coiling dragon pillars were all carved using purple-red colored enormous wood. They were all emitting gleaming shine. As for the surroundings, red velvet drapery dangled all around. To the center of the northern side of the large hall was a small nine-stepped platform. There was a ceramic glaze covering on the ceiling of the hall that allowed light to shine through. The light shining through just so happened to land on the platform.
Evidently, this platform was specially used to display the items of the auction.
There were over three hundred seats in the hall. Between every three to four seats was a wooden table as a partition, giving the appearance of many private boxes. As for the second floor, it was a revolving viewing platform. They formed many honored guest lounges. From the location of these honored guest lounges, one could see the full view of the entire hall.
“Haha, the Golden Jade Pavilion is truly amazing. To be treated like so, if I am to obtain something good in the future, it would be hard for me to not find the Golden Jade Pavilion to auction it for me.”
The two flowery uniformed youngsters had brought Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing to an honored guest private box located in the eastern section of the second floor. Although Wei Suo was sure that Nangong Yuqing had experienced such an auction many times already, his heart was still filled with an uncontainable amount of pleasure upon seeing the honored guest box before them.
This honored guest box was truly spacious. A red velvet carpet made of an unknown demonic beast’s fur was laid on the floor. Other than the four large redwood chairs located near the viewing platform, there was also a small side table for teas and other chairs. Much less two people, even if it was ten people, this place would still be sufficient to seat all of them.
“What’s going on?”
Taking a glance down below, Wei Suo saw that over a hundred cultivators were already seated in this hall. He was unable to contain his urge to check out these cultivators with his Aura Determining Technique. However, what caused his expression to change was that right after his True Elemental Energy began to move, a cool, water-like sensation began to envelope him. The Aura Determining Technique did not manage to work.
“What is it? Could it be that you were trying to use some skill technique?” Nangong Yuqing who stood beside Wei Suo saw the change in his expression and lightly smiled. “This High Heaven House has a Seven Extinguishing Formation Array especially set up. Even if it was a Golden Pellet Stage cultivator activating his or her skill technique here, the skill technique would still end up being greatly reduced. As for cultivators who are lower level than Golden Pellet Stage, it is simply impossible for them to use any skill techniques in here.”
“There’s such a powerful formation array?” Wei Suo heaved a breath of relief. Since this formation array was this powerful and he wasn’t planning to do anything in here, Wei Suo just felt relieved that it was not his Aura Determining Technique that ended up having troubles. “Oh, that’s right.” Wei Suo suddenly thought of something. He turned around and looked to Nangong Yuqing. He asked, “Earlier, you said that you wanted to tell me something alone?”
“Oh, that’s actually nothing major either, Great Talisman Master Wei.” Nangong Yuqing smiled. She moved her head over and said to Wei Suo’s ears. “Those Fireball Talismans you make are pretty good.”
“Great Talisman Master Wei?!”
Had others saw this, then they would feel that Nangong Yuqing’s whisperings beside Wei Suo’s ears to be extremely intimate. However, upon hearing those four words, Wei Suo’s body had grew completely stiff.
“There is no need for you to deny it. I have already investigated you. Your name is Wei Suo. Not long ago, you were merely a level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator. Due to the fact that your hairstyle in the past was extremely characteristic, I even managed to find the couple people who saw you finding Fireball Talismans from the Black Bubble Pond. They said that you seemed to have managed to found over a hundred Fireball Talismans. Through my investigation, I found out that you’ve already sold all of the hundred plus Fireball Talismans. However, you still have that many Fireball Talismans on your body. Furthermore, in these recent days, you have been purchasing Fire Scorpions. Could it be that this special Fireball Talisman of yours be related to the Fire Scorpions?” Nangong Yuqing said to Wei Suo with a complacent expression.
“Oh beauty, why did you investigate me for no reason?” Said Wei Suo extremely depressedly. “If you’re bored, you should go buy some good looking robes or Spiritual Herbs to help maintain your face, skin and so on. Oh how great that would be.”
“Why, could it be that you think my face is ugly?” Nangong Yuqing deliberately frowned at Wei Suo. The white gown caused her skin to appear exquisite like jade. However, the current Wei Suo did not even have the heart to look at the snow-white ravine that could cause any other men to bleed from their noses. He forced a smile and said, “It would seem that even if I do not admit to it now, you would not believe me. In that case, what exactly is it that you want from me?”
“In the future, can you sell me your Fireball Talismans for cheaper?”
“… how cheap?”
“I’m just joking with you. Did you take me for real?” Nangong Yuqing was unable to hold her laughter. However, she immediately turned serious again. “However, I truly do not understand your way of thinking. Since you’re a Talisman Maker, there would definitely be large sects that would fight over you. Why must you brace dangers and go kill those demonic beasts for a small amount of Spiritual Stones to train with?”
‘You do not know exactly what sort of things this talisman recipe and the green gowned old man are. If you knew, you would definitely not say something like this.’ Wei Suo muttered this in his heart. As for on the surface, Wei Suo shook his head and said, “I do not fancy making technique talismans all day long. I feel that it is more liberating for me to go out and kill demonic beasts. I do not enjoy being excessively restricted.”
Nangong Yuqing nodded in understanding. She knew that there were many people in this world that believed certain things to be more important than their own benefit. After she took another glance at Wei Suo with her beautiful eyes, Nangong Yuqing said to Wei Suo’s ears, “You can rest assured, I will help you keep this secret.”
“Help me keep this secret? You don’t want me to do anything in return?” Wei Suo was surprised.
“What’s with that, do you really want me to extort you?” Nangong Yuqing chuckled. “Since that is the case, then if I think that I need your help for in the future, you cannot refuse me.”
Wei Suo was thinking if he should change his name and go live somewhere else. Suddenly, he saw that there was someone looking at him and Nangong Yuqing from an honored guest box to the left. He took a glance over there and was unable to refrain from shouting ‘fuck!’ in his heart. That person looking at them was the distinguished, accomplished and elegant looking Li Honglin. His honored guest box was located not far away from the honored guest box that Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing were in. If the voices they spoke with were to be a bit louder, then both sides would be able to hear each other.
Furthermore, the most important aspect was that the honored guest box that Li Honglin was in, appeared to be much bigger and more luxurious than the one that Wei Suo was in. It was evident that this guy, in order to not lose face, must’ve went to one of those auction workers and purchased an honored guest seat bigger than the one that Wei Suo had. He might’ve even specially purchased one near Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing.