Chapter 47 – Stalactite Essence! Level Four Divine Sea Stage!
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
After gathering all the carcasses of the demonic beasts that died in the Rock Maggot Karst Cave and explaining the process of how he killed a Single Horned Thunder Viper and how those fat white pigs came to be, Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing passed through the conveying array and returned to the Spirit Peak City.
After parting with Nangong Yuqing outside of the conveying array, while running to his little stone house located in the western city district, Wei Suo felt that he was truly pretty vulgar today. Although giving the Fire Phoenix Dudou to Nangong Yuqing would seem to be pretty suitable, but such an item was something that only intimate couples would give to each other. Based on his current relationship with Nangong Yuqing, gifting the Fire Phoenix Dudou to her was indeed not appropriate.
However, these past two times, Nangong Yuqing had greatly benefitted him. This time around, not only did Wei Suo managed to obtain a Jade Cloud Mushroom, he also harvested a Wind Spirit Eagle and thirty Ice Snow Mantises. Although these Ice Snow Mantises were all in miserable damaged states where their parts would not be able to be sold for a lot of Spiritual Stones, the most valuable part of these level three demonic beasts was their Demon Pellets that could be used to concoct Pellet Medicines. Each Ice Snow Mantis’s Demon Pellet was worth fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Merely, these Ice Snow Mantises’ Demon Pellets would give them a thousand and five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. After splitting it equally with Nangong Yuqing, Wei Suo would obtain seven hundred and fifty Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
Thinking that Nangong Yuqing had brought so many benefits to him but he had yet to pay anything back to her and how confident she was in him where she left the demonic beasts that they harvested all in his hands, Wei Suo felt embarrassed. Thinking that even if he tried to give her the Fire Phoenix Dudou, she would not accept it, Wei Suo decided that the next time he sees her, he would first give her two Illusion Light Talismans first.
After all, the Illusion Light Talismans were pretty useful. Today, they ended up being extremely useful for him when he fought against the Single Horned Thunder Viper and then the silver robed little beauty.
“Who would’ve expect that this little beauty is Ji Ya’s martial younger sister? No wonder she looked like a rich person and was capable of casually casting numerous technique talismans against the Rock Tailed Wall Lizards.”
Wei Suo now knew about Han Weiwei’s identity from Nangong Yuqing. He naturally knew the power of the Precious Treasure Pavilion in the Spirit Peak City. Once he remembered the scene of that little beauty’s eyes gleaming with tears while appearing as if she wanted to find troubles for him in the future, Wei Suo began to feel a headache.
“That beauty that sought for you, what matter did she find you for? How come you returned so late?” Wei Suo had only just walked into the room when the green gowned old man appeared from the jar. He looked to Wei Suo and asked.
“Haha, Old Man, let me show you the goods I obtained today.” Once he saw the green gowned old man, Wei Suo immediately grew complacent. He laughed and took out the Treasure Receiving Pocket. After he instilled True Elemental Energy into the Treasure Receiving Pocket, the Jade Cloud Mushroom that flickered with white light immediately appeared in the yellow light emitted from the Treasure Receiving Pocket’s opening. Currently, Wei Suo was extremely proficient in using this Treasure Receiving Pocket. Back then, whenever he wanted to get something from within it, he would always make everything inside it appear at once before taking what he needed from the yellow light. However, after using it for numerous times, he discovered that he would be able to use his awareness to inspect at the items within the Treasure Receiving Pocket, much like what happens during cultivation. Through that, he was able to take out whatever he needed to and didn’t have to take everything out at once. Actually, the only reason why Wei Suo didn’t know about this was because he never used such a treasure before. After all, for cultivators who were experienced with such a storage treasure, it would be impossible for them to take out everything they have when they needed something.
“Jade Cloud Mushroom?” The green gowned old man merely took a glance at it before his expression changed completely. “How did you obtain this Jade Cloud Mushroom?”
“What’s wrong?” Seeing the eager and serious expression that suddenly appeared on the green gowned old man, Wei Suo immediately became confused. “This Jade Cloud Mushroom is discovered by Nangong Yuqing who messaged me. It was growing in a Karst Cave. A Wind Spirit Eagle was guarding it. This Wind Spirit Eagle was also killed by us. A total of two Jade Cloud Mushrooms were growing in that place. We decided to divide them and each have one.”
“A total of two?” The green gowned old man became even more eager. He said. “Where exactly is that Karst Cave? Quickly, bring me there.”
“Bring you to that Karst Cave? What exactly is going on?” Wei Suo was startled.
“Stalactite Essence!” The light surrounding the green gowned old man was violently flickering. It appeared as if his frame of mind was fluctuating intensely. “This is something that I managed to discover by luck with one of my masters. It was the same as how the Icemist Fruits grows on top of Cold Jade. Where the Jade Cloud Mushrooms grows, there would frequently be Stalactite Essence! Stalactite Essence is a product of the condensation of Spiritual Energy. In terms of cultivation, it is even more efficient than the Pellet Medicines concocted from Demon Pellets. The Spiritual Energy within the Stalactite Essence is capable of practically fusing with one’s True Elemental Energy! If you’re lucky enough to discover some Stalactite Essence, you might be able to rapidly break through to level four Divine Sea Stage!”
“What, there’s such an amazing thing?!”
Hearing the green gowned old man’s explanation, Wei Suo was astonished. Currently, it required a long time to absorb and refine the Spiritual Energy from a Spiritual Stone to train. Even if Wei Suo was to train day and night without stopping, he would at the very most be able to refine the Spiritual Energy within ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones in a day. If he was able to absorb and refine the Spiritual Energy within ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones instantly, then his cultivation speed would increase by multiple times at once!
“Let’s go, I’ll bring you to that Karst Cave!”
Currently, all Wei Suo could think about in his brain was to train with all his might and increase his martial prowess. After the moment of shock, Wei Suo retrieved the Jade Cloud Mushroom without the slightest hesitation. After grabbing the black jar and placing it within his clothes, he immediately ran out of his house again.
“Is it that such amazing things will always accompany those Spiritual Herbs?” While rushing toward the Karst Cave, Wei Suo asked the green gowned old man in his clothes. “Our cultivation world does not have a lot of records for this sort of things.”
“It is not that there would be treasures birthed by the world beside all Spiritual Herbs.” The green gowned old man replied. “For some Spiritual Herbs, they will only grow in some special places. For example, the Ice Cliff Flowers only grows in extremely cold places with very strong wind. The Scarlet Flame Fruit will only grow in regions with lava flame. For some Spiritual Herbs, although they might be growing atop treasures birthed from the world, they will also continuously absorb the Spiritual Energy of said treasures when they grow. It was possible that when they become mature and discovered by demonic beasts or cultivators, the treasures that they grew atop would have already had all their Spiritual Energy absorbed by them and turned into ordinary rocks and stones. It was true that there would frequently be demonic beasts guarding Spiritual Herbs. It is also not certain that there would be Stalactite Essence growing alongside the Jade Cloud Mushrooms. That is because if the amount of Stalactite Essence is not a lot, it might have already been completely absorbed by the Jade Cloud Mushrooms. What we’re doing right now is merely trying out our luck.”
“This is the place?”
After over an hour, Wei Suo returned to the gourd shaped cave within Rock Maggot Karst Cave with the green gowned old man. The green gowned old man was floating at a short distance before Wei Suo’s chest. He was carefully inspecting the stalactite that hung down from the ceiling of the cave all the way to the ground and had a thickness the size of a grown man’s waist.
“Yes, this is the place.” Wei Suo nodded. He still remember the location where the Jade Cloud Mushrooms grew. It was definitely impossible for him to mistaken the location.
“Use your Cyan Water Blade and slowly cut upward at that stalactite where the Jade Cloud Mushrooms grew. Remember, you must be slow.” The green gowned old man squinted his eyes as he looked to the stalactite that was thick up top and thin at the bottom. It was clear that this stalactite was formed from top-down. If there was Stalactite Essence, then it should be above the Jade Cloud Mushrooms.
Wei Suo had personally saw the scene of Ye Xiaozheng handing the Cold Jade. Thus, he could be considered as having some experience. Hearing what the green gowned old man said, Wei Suo immediately nodded. ‘Woosh.’ A Cyan Water Blade cut down toward the surface of the stalactite in a slanted manner.
This Cyan Water Blade struck down on the stalactite like cutting off a layer of leather. Less than an inch thick slab was cut off. However, as this layer of slab was cut off, an indescribable fresh and clean fragrance immediately filled the air.
Below the slab and within the stalactite seemed to be a thumb thick jade pipe-like crystal pillar. This pipe pillar just happened to be slashed a small hole by Wei Suo’s Cyan Water Blade. It appeared that the inside of the pillar was filled with milky white colored mist. They were rapidly escaping the pillar.
“Not good! The Stalactite Essence appeared to be about to permeate out already. The distance between it and the surface of the stalactite is too close. You’ve already cut it apart! Quickly, once the mist in the Stalactite Essence flows out, it would immediately turn into Spiritual Energy and cannot be harvested anymore!” The expression the green gowned old man had instantly changed. He also did not expect for the Stalactite Essence within the stalactite to be this close to the surface. It appeared that even if demonic beast or cultivators did not discover it, the Stalactite Essence within it would completely seep out and disappear in less than a year’s time.
“…!” To the green gowned old man’s surprise, Wei Suo’s reaction was actually even faster than his. Practically at the moment when he saw the milky white colored mist flowing out, Wei Suo whose expression took a huge change immediately crawled to the ground. He directly used his mouth to block that tiny hole and began to suck the milky white colored mist.
The milky white colored mist was all sucked into Wei Suo’s stomach.
Before he could even taste the taste of the Stalactite Essence, Wei Suo felt a giant wave of Spiritual Energy frantically charging into his meridians. It was like the Stalactite Essence that he sucked in have instantly turned into a surging river in his body. “Oh no! I’m going to explode from being overly full!” Wei Suo suddenly have this sort of feeling.
“Quickly, use your martial technique and start training! Start guiding your True Elemental Energy!” The green gowned old man immediately shouted.
Wei Suo’s body trembled. Like waking up from his dream, he immediately sat down onto the ground without any regard for the dampness of the ground.
Countless earthworm-like bulges instantly appeared underneath his skin. They were rapidly moving about. After an incense stick worth of time, the unusual condition of his body slowly returned to normal. An extremely soft luster appeared on his body.
“Pop.” Something appeared to have been shattered in Wei Suo’s body. He slightly opened his mouth. A slightly purple colored filth energy matter was sprayed out.
Four purple colored radiance faintly appeared on his body.
“I’ve finally broke through to level four Divine Sea Stage!”
Wei Suo took a deep breath and opened his eyes. He displayed an ecstatic expression!