Chapter 37 – The promise
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
The speed at which the Golden Jade Pavilion made its payment was extremely fast. Due to the fact that Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing were present, once the Ice Jade was sold, the amount of Spiritual Stones it was sold for minus the ten percent fee was immediately delivered to their honored guest box.
Due to the fact that the sum was rather large, the eight hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones were converted into eighty Mid Quality Spiritual Stones. Eighty Spiritual Stones that emitted alluring faint yellow colored light were orderly placed on top of the redwood tray. Beside them were ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
“This guy is truly petty.”
When the uniformed youngster from the Golden Jade Pavilion brought the Spiritual Stones over, he saw that Wei Suo did not react. Thus, when he walked out, he curled his lips and complained.
That was because for the majority of their customers, when they managed to auction their items off for a good price, they would generally bestow the attendant that delivered the Spiritual Stones to them some tips. If he was to encounter a more generous customer, those ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones would likely end up in his pocket by now. As for Wei Suo, he did not even tip this uniformed youngster a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone. However, if this uniformed youngster from the Golden Jade Pavilion was to know that not long ago Wei Suo was an extremely poverty-stricken person who only had a couple Low Quality Spiritual Stones on him and would only be willing to use a single Low Quality Spiritual Stone to train everyday, then he would perhaps be able to understand Wei Suo’s behavior.
“You can go ahead and safeguard these Spiritual Stones for Ye Xiaozheng and his sister. When you see them later, you can give it to them then.” After Wei Suo took twenty Mid Quality Spiritual Stones and two Low Quality Spiritual Stones, he handed the remaining Spiritual Stones to Nangong Yuqing.
‘Although this guy is a bit vulgar sometimes, his character is still pretty good.’ Nangong Yuqing did not decline Wei Suo’s proposal. After she received the remaining Spiritual Stones, she softly said to Wei Suo. “Should we go?”
“We’re leaving right now?” Wei Suo looked to Nangong Yuqing with a confused expression. “Are we not going to bother looking at the following items that are to be auctioned off?”
“I do not wish to speak with him again.” Nangong Yuqing curled her lips. “If we were to wait until the auction’s over to leave, he would definitely come and find us again.”
“In that case, let’s leave.” Wei Suo thought for a bit. Although he had managed to obtain several rounds of easy money in succession, he was still extremely poor compared to the other people in the auction. Had the Treasure Receiving Pocket not been extremely rare, was something that he might not be able to purchase even if he was to have enough Spiritual Stones for it in the future, and not something that he could just throw down there to auction off; then Wei Suo would’ve been unable to contain himself from converting this Treasure Receiving Pocket into Spiritual Stones. Now that Wei Suo had the Golden Thread Talisman Brush and a sum of Spiritual Stones in hand, he was in a state of wanting to return to give his all to make talisman seals and earn Spiritual Stones after being inspired by this auction. His desire had been ignited.
“Four Transmission jade Talismans. The effective range is three hundred miles. The starting bid is three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
Originally, Nangong Yuqing was prepared to leave with Wei Suo. However, after hearing about the following auction item, she suddenly stopped. Instead of walking out, she walked toward the front of the honored guest box.
Wei Suo walked over. He immediately saw that Li Honglin was repeatedly smiling to Nangong Yuqing from the honored guest box to the side. He was smiling in an extremely complacent manner as if he had won a victorious battle.
“What’s wrong? You wish to obtain that thing?”
Wei Suo took a glance at the four Transmission Jade Talismans and felt a bit odd. Currently, among the items in the Heavenly Profound Continent that had the ability to transmit information were separated into two categories. The first was domesticated spiritual beasts. For example, there was the Thunder Lightning Hummingbird, Rock Beetle, Spirit Crane and the like. The second one was the crafted artifacts and magical treasure. For quality artifacts and magical treasures used to transmit information, one could directly place the slip of paper, jade talismans and such with information written on them. They would directly fly toward the location of the receiving party. The better ones were capable of transmitting voice through a thousand miles. As for the highest quality one, they were even able to allow mutual communication.
As for these four Transmission Jade Talismans, although their appearance was good, they were all purple in color and carved into four little fishes appearances, they were considerably limited in their function. They seemed to be formed through engraving a peculiar kind of crystal stone. As long as one of the Transmission Jade Talisman was filled with True Elemental Energy, the other three Transmission Jade Talismans would also emit light.
This sort of Transmission Jade Talisman was only capable of informing one’s friend where to meet. They were incapable of transmitting any more information. However, Wei Suo also knew that those items that were capable of transmitting even more information were in great demand to the large sects. Thus, their price would not be something that these four Transmission Jade Talismans could compare with. For Wei Suo who had been accustomed to being broke his entire life, he had raised an idea of preferring to go without than to accept a shoddy option. For him, he believed that the Spiritual Stones should be used for crucial items only. As for this sort of items, even if it was only a hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones, he would also not spend Spiritual Stones to purchase them.
The cultivators in the auction were no fools either. They all appeared to not be very interested in these four Transmission Jade Talismans. Only after some time did someone bid three hundred and thirty Spiritual Stones.
“You truly wanted those?” To Wei Suo’s surprise, Nangong Yuqing shouted her bid of three hundred and fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
Once Nangong Yuqing bid three hundred and fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones, no one else bid any higher. Right away, a uniformed youngster of the Golden Jade Pavilion delivered the four Transmission Jade Talismans on a redwood tray to the honored guest box where Nangong Yuqing and Wei Suo were at.
“What? You’re giving these three to me?” To Wei Suo’s surprise, Nangong Yuqing had only took one of the four jade talismans before handing the remaining three to him.
“Why else do you think I spent all these Spiritual Stones to purchase them? Don’t forget about the promise that you made to me.” Nangong Yuqing looked to Wei Suo and said with a smile on her face.
“Ah? What promise?”
Nangong Yuqing gave Wei Suo a side eye. “You’ve promised me that if I have something that I need your help on, you would do your best to help me. If I was to need your help but am unable to find you, then what do I do?”
Wei Suo: “…”
“After all, I’m only in need of a single Transmission Jade Talisman. When you see the Transmission Jade Talismans shining, that means that I would need your help. At that time, you merely need to come to the northern city district’s market’s largest bulletin board to meet me. If I am unable to be there due to an urgent matter, I would still leave behind information there for you.” Nangong Yuqing took a glance at Wei Suo. “Since you have three Transmission Jade Talismans, I believe you wouldn’t pretend to not be able to see them. Right?”
“How could I possibly do that.” Wei Suo said softly. “After all, you’ve allowed me to obtain a Golden Thread Talisman Brush and a Treasure Receiving Pocket today. How could I have the nerve to pretend not to see the them?”
“It’s good if you don’t. Let’s go.” Nangong Yuqing once again displayed a beautiful smile on her face. She proceeded to walk toward the exit of the honored guest box.
Nangong Yuqing reluctantly parted with Wei Suo outside of the High Heaven House.
Wei Suo wished to hug Nangong Yuqing like how he hugged Ye Guwei that day. However, when faced with her gaze that seemed to be able to see through his vile thoughts, although Wei Suo’s heart was filled with desire, he still did not dare to try to hug her.
Although he had shouted in a loud and disgusting voice ‘Little Sister Nangong Yuqing,’ Wei Suo felt numerous times that Nangong Yuqing was more like an older sister. After all, Nangong Yuqing’s current martial prowess was higher than his. Furthermore, she was also more familiar with the various aspects of the Spirit Peak City. Many of the things that he now knew were all explained to him by Nangong Yuqing.
Once he thought of Nangong Yuqing to feel like an older sister, Wei Suo felt a different kind of sensation in his heart. Ever since when he was very young, his mother and father had never returned and he was left without any relatives.
‘She wanted my help… But with my current martial prowess, I am unable to even win against that pretty boy Li Honglin.’
After touching the Golden Thread Talisman Brush in his clothes and feeling the smooth and soft material that the Golden Thread Talisman Brush was composed of, Wei Suo’s mood flaired up once again. He returned back home and began to give his all on making technique talismans, cultivating and earning Spiritual Stones. His passion appeared to be even more intense.