Chapter 48 – The green gowned old man acted!
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Wei Suo’s True Elemental Energy were spinning and flowing through the four Divine Seas.
A world birthed treasure like the Stalactite Essence, that did not have many records of it in today’s cultivation world, was truly astonishing. Originally, even if Wei Suo trained day and night, it would require him multiple days to reach a breakthrough. However, this Stalactite Essence allowed Wei Suo to form a new Divine Sea and reach level four Divine Sea Stage instantly.
Remembering the situation earlier where the Spiritual Energy was frantically boiling over and rapidly fusing with his True Elemental Energy, Wei Suo smacked his lips, laid down on the ground and placed his head at that hole once again. He began to suck on strongly on the hole.
Had there been more Stalactite Essence, then it might be possible for Wei Suo to directly break through to level five Divine Sea Stage. Once he reached level five Divine Sea Stage, he would be able to cast some powerful skill techniques and would not be an ordinary low level cultivator anymore.
However, to Wei Suo’s great disappointment, that crystal pillar that appeared like a jade-pipe was completely empty. There wasn’t even the slightest trace of Stalactite Essence.
“Old man, is the crystal pillar inside of any use?”
Wei Suo who was extremely disappointed, carefully cast another Cyan Water Blade. He cut apart a bit more of the surface of that crystal pillar. The inner surface of the crystal pillar was composed of sparkling and translucent granules.
“These are only the crystallization of ordinary colored glass. They’re not of much use. The stalactite ought to only be a stone pillar that connected to the ceiling of the cave that was covered with minerals dripping down from the cave, forming the stalactite. The Stalactite Essence just happened to flow down the crystallized colored glass pipe within the stalactite pillar.” The green gowned old man shook his head in a slightly disappointed manner.
“In that case, is the Jade Cloud Mushroom any use in helping one increase one’s martial prowess?” Wei Suo took out the Jade Cloud Mushroom. It appeared that he wanted to eat the Jade Cloud Mushroom.
“The most dreaded aspect of training was to advance impetuously.” The green gowned old man sneered. “It’s like the Demon Pellets. Although they have also absorbed a lot of Spiritual Energy, one cannot directly refine them. The Jade Cloud Mushrooms are like the majority of the other Spiritual Herbs. While they grew, they had also formed many characteristic specific to them in their growth. Although the demonic beasts would intensify their demon pellet greatly should they eat a Jade Cloud Mushroom, if you were to eat this Jade Cloud Mushroom, then your body would likely turn stiff and you would not be able to walk out from this Karst Cave.”
“I was too impetuous.” Wei Suo’s eyes flickered with light. He took a couple deep breaths, nodded and calmed himself.
Seeing Wei Suo’s seldom serious expression, the green gowned old man’s eyes shined with a light of surprise. Earlier, based on the conversation he had with Wei Suo, he had thought that Wei Suo was a guy that trained with his utmost effort merely because he wanted to woo a big beauty of the cultivation world, Shui Ling’er. However, the change in Wei Suo’s expression right now made the green gowned old man feel that there was another important reason for Wei Suo to train so hard.
“You shouldn’t despair either. At the very least, your luck is pretty good. You’ve managed to obtain some Stalactite Essence and broke through to level four Divine Sea Stage. The speed at which you managed to break through to level four Divine Sea Stage from level two Divine Sea Stage, it is already very fast. Furthermore, now that you’re level four Divine Sea Stage, I am now able to tell you about many things. Moreover, I can guarantee you that what I am about to tell you would be as useful as the Stalactite Essence!” After the green gowned old man took a glance at Wei Suo, he narrowed his eyes and said. “Merely, since we are cooperating and if you are to be my master, there are things that you should trust me with completely and clearly tell me about them. You must tell me, other than Shui Ling’er, the reason why you decided to train so hard.”
“In order to survive… In the past, if I don’t give it my all, then I would not be able to continue to live in the Spirit Peak City.” Wei Suo forced a smile. It was also the first time that Wei Suo no longer had smiles on his face. “Furthermore… I want to go out of the Heaven Dome Wall and check out the place where my father and mother met with mishap. At the very least, I must know how they died…”
“Do you know where it is outside the Heaven Dome Wall that they met the mishap?” Asked the green gowned old man as he looked to Wei Suo.
“I don’t. I only managed to find out that they ought to have gone out of the Heaven Dome Wall towards the northern region of the Spirit Peak City. I have gone to that place to look once. However, my martial prowess is low so I was unable to go out of the Heaven Dome Wall to look.” Wei Suo deeply exhaled and said as he looked to the green gowned old man. “Well then, I have told you all that I ought to tell you. You should also tell me what it is that you can tell me now, no?”
“Very well.” The green gowned old man took a glance at Wei Suo. He nodded and said, “I will tell you the concocting method for a type of Pellet Medicine. This kind of Pellet Medicine goes by the name of Heaven Mending Pellet.”
“Heaven Mending Pellet? What sort of Pellet Medicine is that? Is it a Pellet Medicine that could rapidly recover one’s True Elemental Energy or one that could increase one’s True Elemental Energy?” Wei Suo immediately returned to his ordinary state. His eyes were shining with golden light.
“It’s not those kinds of Pellet Medicines.” The green gowned old man said in a proudly manner. “Instead, it’s effect is even better than those Pellet Medicines! It’s a type of Pellet Medicine that could rapidly temper your body and increase the size of your Divine Seas!”
“What do you mean by that?” Confused, Wei Suo asked.
The green gowned old man said, “Nowadays, according to the quality of a martial technique, the size at which one’s Divine Seas would be were all fixed. When the amount of True Elemental Energy within a Divine Sea reached a particular level, a new Divine Sea would be formed, causing one’s martial prowess to level up. The higher the level of martial technique one trained in, the bigger the Divine Sea that would be opened. Likewise, the amount of True Elemental Energy the Divine Seas could contain would be greater. This in turn allowed the True Elemental Energy to be even more condensed. Thus, for cultivators of the same level, one that trained in a higher quality martial technique would be many times more powerful than one that trained in a lousy quality martial technique. As for the Heaven Mending Pellet, it is capable of expanding the Divine Sea that you already have incessantly. Much like how the Spiritual Herbs birthed by the world could expand the Demon Pellet of demonic beasts, allowing a level three demonic beast to be able to surpass a level four demonic beast, this Heaven Mending Pellet is essentially capable of allowing your lousy martial technique to advance incessantly. It is a Pellet Medicine that might allow your martial technique to surpass even that of a Heaven level martial technique!”
“A Pellet Medicine that might allow your martial technique to surpass even that of a Heaven level martial technique!” Wei Suo’s eyes abruptly shrunk back. “Old Man, are you sure you’re not playing a joke on me?”
“If you do not wish to know about the concocting method, then let’s forget about it.” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo and smiled.
“Fuck, I would be an idiot if I didn’t want to know about it! Merely, isn’t this sort of Pellet Medicine a bit too amazing?” Wei Suo knew very well the difference between low level and high level martial techniques. Back then, when he couldn’t afford to buy a lot of Energy Recovery Medicines, he would always count the amount of Cyan Water Blades he cast. However, if it was someone who trained in the Heaven level martial technique, even if that person was only a level two Divine Sea Stage cultivator, he would be able to cast several hundred Cyan Water Blades in succession. To be able to expand one’s Divine Sea constantly and cause the Purple Mystic True Technique that he had wanted to change for a better martial technique the entire time to be able to become even more powerful than the Heaven level martial techniques, what sort of concept was that?
“Of course it’s amazing. Merely, this sort of Pellet Medicine is only useful should you take them for a long term. Furthermore, it was extremely hard to gather the materials for this sort of Pellet Medicine ten to twenty thousands years ago.” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo and said, “It could only be said that you who is seen to be a garbage little cultivator and I who is seen to be a garbage artifact spirit managed to have the era of our time!”
“In that case, since this sort of Pellet Medicine is equivalent to being able to increase one’s martial technique level incessantly, does that mean that it would affect my cultivation speed?” Wei Suo took a deep breath and then asked.
The green gowned old man nodded. “That’s of course. If your martial technique turned into a higher level martial technique, your Divine Sea would expand in size. In turn, your cultivation speed would naturally become slower. However, I can guarantee you that the cultivation speed would be faster than if you were to be training in a Heaven level martial technique. That is because the Heaven Mending Pellet would also transform your body incessantly. It would increase your talent and your ability to absorb Spiritual Energy.”
Wei Suo clenched his teeth. “Since there is such a wonderful item, why must you insist on waiting till I reach level four Divine Sea Stage to tell me?”
“It’s very simple. That is because this Demon Pellet is only effective to cultivators level four Divine Sea Stage or above.” The green gowned old man said an extremely simple answer that caused Wei Suo to roll his eyes.
“In that case, what exactly are the materials for this Heaven Mending Pellet?”
“Silver Moon Grass, Purple Void Grass, Seven Leaves Orchid, Cold Dew Root and the Demon Pellet of level three demonic beast Cyan Beetle.” Said the green gowned old man.
“Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellet?” Wei Suo calculated in his heart. Among all these materials, only the Demon Pellet of level three demonic beast Cyan Beetle valued a bit pricy. All the other items were not things that could be considered as being rare and precious. As for the Cyan Beetles, their quantity right now was pretty abundant too. If Wei Suo was to spend Spiritual Stones to purchase those Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets, he would be able to acquire them.
“Only the Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets were a bit expensive.” The green gowned old man seemed to manage to see through what Wei Suo was thinking about with a single glance. In a slightly regretful manner, he said, “Don’t think that the Cyan Beetles are merely level three demonic beasts. Ten to twenty thousand years ago, the Cyan Beetles were killed to near extinction and were extremely hard to find. Never did I imagine that the quantity of Cyan Beetles would be propagate to such a ridiculous number right now, where they could even be discovered within the Heaven Dome Wall.”
“Let’s go.” After stopping for a bit, the green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo and said, “We’ll return and prepare for the materials to concoct this Pellet Medicine. Furthermore, concocting the Heaven Mending Pellet requires a Fire Pellet Furnace. When we return, I’ll tell you the concocting method. The Heaven Mending Pellet requires one to pay real good attention to the temperature of the fire. It is also not something that you can successfully concoct with a single try.”
“Okay. However, please wait a moment.” Wei Suo nodded and then rapidly took out the Treasure Receiving Pocket.
“What are you doing?” To the green gowned old man’s surprise, he saw Wei Suo taking out the Golden Thread Talisman Brush and the materials to make Illusion Light Talisman from the Treasure Receiving Pocket. After that, Wei Suo took out all of the Ice Snow Mantises, nearly thirty of them.
“I’m going to make an Illusion Light Talisman. This time around, it is all because of Nangong Yuqing that I managed to break through to level four Divine Sea Stage so fast. I’m going to make an Illusion Light Talisman and give it to her. To be able to make thirty Ice Snow Mantises, I believe that should be able to scare her opponent. The space in the little stone house is too small for me to place all these Ice Snow Mantises. Thus, I decided to make it here.” While Wei Suo was explaining, he began to arrange the carcasses of those Ice Snow Mantises. He even arranged them in all kinds of ferocious forms, one by one.”
“Holy fuck! Look at how many holes those Ice Snow Mantises have. Wouldn’t your opponent know right away that they’re phony?” Seeing the holes on the Ice Snow Mantises that were caused by the Wind Spirit Eagle, the green gowned old man became speechless.
“It doesn’t matter. I can fix that with a little makeup. This is something that I’m proficient in.” What caused the green gowned old man to be even more speechless was that Wei Suo took out a bottle of white paint made of unknown materials and began to draw on the carcasses of those Ice Snow Mantises.
“This guy!” Although the green gowned old man felt what Wei Suo was doing to be senseless, for some unknown reason, he began to feel that Wei Suo was very different from the majority of cultivators. Thus, in a rare occasion, the green gowned old man did not bother Wei Suo and only stood there quietly as he watched Wei Suo make the Illusion Light Talisman.