Chapter 52 – Seven Continuous Doses, Strolling the Night Market
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl
Inside the private room, Wei Suo was sitting on the silver woven mat. Before him was a jade box with seven Heaven Mending Pellets that were emitting tempting luster and medicinal aroma.
For two continuous nights, Wei Suo had been concocting Heaven Mending Pellets under the guidance of the green gowned old man.
Fifteen Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets, a total of eight of them ended up becoming failures. In the end, only seven managed to successfully form into Heaven Mending Pellets. The success rate was less than fifty percent.
However, this sort of success rate was only possible because the green gowned old man had given his all to instruct Wei Suo. It was equivalent to the green gowned old man borrowing Wei Suo’s hands to help him concoct these Heaven Mending Pellets. Currently, Wei Suo only knew the rough idea of what sort of procedure he must do under what sort of circumstances. Had it been Wei Suo concocting these pellets by himself, it might be possible for all fifteen Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets to end up in failure.
“No wonder those Pellet Medicines are so damn expensive and all sects were so protective of their pellet concocters and artifact craftsmen. How could this even be considered as pellet concocting? This is literally burning Spiritual Stones.”
Once Wei Suo thought of how he had burned away nearly five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones in two nights, he immediately felt extremely pained.
After paying the monthly rent of eighty Low Quality Spiritual Stones, Wei Suo only had four hundred and several tens of Low Quality Spiritual Stones left on him. With Wei Suo’s current cultivation speed, he would consume three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones a month. With the remaining Low Quality Spiritual Stones, it was not sufficient for him to buy anymore Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets.
“Fuck it, forget about it, let me try out the effect of these Heaven Mending Pellets before trying to think of a way to make more Spiritual Stones.”
With Wei Suo’s current success rate in talisman making, he could go and make Fireball Talismans so that he could use them to hunt demonic beasts. That would guarantee that he would have sufficient Spiritual Stones to train with everyday. At the very most, he would not be able to guarantee in being able to purchase Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets every month. Thus, he shook his head, touched his Spiritual Stone pouch that was clearly much less full than before and determined to not think about it anymore. He then picked up a Heaven Mending Pellet from the jade case before him.
The pellet was smooth, round and a little cold. It appeared like a sparkling and translucent jade stone. Within the cyan-yellow colored semi-transparent Pellet Medicine were traces of silver colored vein patterns.
“It looks pretty good. I wonder how it would taste.”
Facing the Pellet Medicine that he had concocted for the first time, Wei Suo was a bit impatient. He pinched the Pellet Medicine and licked it.
“Fuck!” An extremely bitter taste of medicine caused Wei Suo’s eyes to bulge. He then braced himself and directly swallowed this Heaven Mending Pellet.
Once he swallowed this Pellet Medicine, Wei Suo immediately closed his eyes and began to train by refining it.
Soon, a cyan-yellow colored glow started to appear on Wei Suo’s skin. After over an hour had passed, Wei Suo’s four Divine Seas suddenly started to shine much brighter. At the same time, his body’s True Elemental Energy that used to only flow with the sound of urination had clearly became much louder.
“It truly worked!”
Wei Suo opened his eyes with joyous surprise. In this hour plus time, he had completely refined the medicinal strength of this Heaven Mending Pellet. Now, not only did he feel that his strength had instantly and greatly increased, those four Divine Seas in his body had also clearly become a ring larger.
The Heaven Mending Pellet was indeed a profound Pellet Medicine that could expand one’s Divine Sea and transform a trash martial technique!
It had such a miraculous effect. On top of that, the green gowned old man had told Wei Suo that the Heaven Mending Pellets could be taken in succession and there was no limit to the amount one could take. Thus, Wei Suo hesitated for a moment. Then, unable to resist himself, he began to take and refine one Heaven Mending Pellet after another.
Had another cultivator been able to see what was happening in Wei Suo’s private room, they would definitely be shocked speechless.
One after another, six Heaven Mending Pellets were swallowed by Wei Suo. Wei Suo’s body was enveloped with purple energy. The flow of his True Elemental Energy that originally sounded like urination had undergone multiple transformations. In the end, it turned into a clear sound of the flow of a streamlet.
To Wei Suo, the sensation of his Divine Sea expanding unceasingly and his True Elemental Energy growing stronger was truly a miraculous feeling.
The four purple colored Divine Seas in his body were completely different compared to before he refined the seven Heaven Mending Pellets.
At the time when Wei Suo once again opened his eyes in pleasant surprise, the sky outside had already grown dark. The green gowned old man had already appeared from the Ghost Raising Jar now. He was currently looking at Wei Suo. When he saw Wei Suo having opened his eyes, the green gowned old man who had watched him for quite some time now humphed and said, “I knew that you won’t be able to retain any good things for over a night and would use all of these Heaven Mending Pellets instantly.”
“If I have them, why wouldn’t I use them?” Wei Suo moved his body and said in an extremely excited manner. “Old Man, I felt that my Divine Sea had become much larger. Say, how much stronger is my current Purple Mystic True Technique compared to before?”
“Don’t you know how to test that out yourself?” The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo in a despised manner.
“Right.” Wei Suo did not bicker with the green gowned old man. Instead, he directly jumped up and then walked to the room in the wall that was especially made for testing out one’s skill techniques and magical treasures.
“Boom!” “Boom!” “Boom!”
Golden Thunder Serpents were chaotically smashed onto the walls. Due to the fact that the Cyan Water Blade consumed a relatively small amount of True Elemental Energy, Wei Suo ended up casting Golden Serpent Thunder Technique. Wei Suo, who was currently a level four Divine Sea Stage cultivator, had learned the third level of the Golden Serpent Thunder Technique. The thunderballs that he cast would turn into twenty bright lightnings when they smashed onto something and then envelope a twenty square feet area in the front.
The might of this sort of thunder technique was extremely good already. Merely, to someone like Wei Suo who had a low quality Purple Mystic True Technique, this sort of thunder technique consumed a bit too much True Elemental Energy. Normally, he would only be able to cast fifteen or sixteen thunderballs before almost exhausting all of his True Elemental Energy.
However, Wei Suo had cast thirty thunderballs in succession now. Only then did he stopped casting. He was completely shocked. Furthermore, there was still leftover True Elemental Energy in his body.
Compared to before, the amount of True Elemental Energy that he had was over double. For cultivators who trained in mid-level Profound level martial techniques, they would generally only be able to cast thirty such thunderballs at level four Divine Sea Stage.
In other words, these seven Heaven Mending Pellets had leveled up the Purple Mystic True Technique by an entire level!
“Old Man, does that mean that the Purple Mystic True Technique that I trained in is no longer a trash low-level Profound level martial technique and is instead a mid-level Profound level martial technique?” Wei Suo who had completely determined the changes that had occurred to his Divine Sea looked to the green gowned old man as if he was dreaming and asked.
The green gowned old man looked to Wei Suo in a profound manner. “To other people, your Purple Mystic True Technique is naturally still a low-level Profound level trash martial technique. However, it should now be more or less the same as a mid-level Profound level martial technique.”
“Holy fuck!” Wei Suo’s mouth was wide open. “In that case, if I was to concoct several tens more Heaven Mending Pellets and increase my Purple Mystic True Technique into an Earth level martial technique, then if other cultivators who trained in high-level Profound level martial technique was to see that my martial technique was only the Purple Mystic True Technique, they would think that I would definitely be no match against them. At that time, wouldn’t they be completely trampled upon by me?”
“If you were to be able to increase your Purple Mystic True Technique to be equivalent to an Earth level martial technique, you would naturally be stronger than a same level cultivator that trained in a high-level Profound level martial technique.” The green gowned old man curled his lips disdainfully. “However, several tens of Heaven Mending Pellets you say? You must be dreaming.”
Wei Suo’s eyes were opened wide. “What do you mean?”
“That’s right. Although it currently only took seven Heaven Mending Pellets to increase your Purple Mystic True Technique by a level, the differences between a martial technique and the one before it was a multiplication of many folds. If you wish to level up your Purple Mystic True Technique from the mid-level Profound level equivalent to a high-level Profound level equivalent, you would need a minimum of four times the amount of Heaven Mending Pellets, close to thirty of them. From high-level Profound level to low-level Earth level, you would need four times again. That meant that you’ll need at least a hundred and twenty Heaven Mending Pellets.”
Wei Suo’s mouth was opened wide once again. He had become speechless.
Feeling that he was extremely broke once again, in a depressed manner, Wei Suo walked towards the Spirit Peak City’s northern city district’s free market.
At the moment when he left the house, Wei Suo had already instilled True Elemental Energy into the Transmission Jade Talisman. He wished to meet up with Nangong Yuqing. That was because he wished to borrow some Spiritual Stones from Nangong Yuqing.
Moreover, if he was able to concoct thirty to forty more Heaven Mending Pellets and increase his martial technique to high-level Profound level, his strength would also increase alongside the martial technique. The leveling up of one’s strength, this was the fundamentals of a cultivator. When his strength increased, he would then be able to go and deal with higher level demonic beasts. The speed at which he would be able to make Spiritual Stones would also increase.
Moreover, Wei Suo had tested that after his Divine Seas’ sizes increased, the speed at which he refines Spiritual Energy also increased. This was equivalent to his cultivation speed increasing.
Nangong Yuqing would most definitely have several hundred extra Low Quality Spiritual Stones. These would allow Wei Suo to purchase some Cyan Beetle’s Demon Pellets.
However, after waiting for some time by the largest bulletin board at the northern city district, Nangong Yuqing still have yet to show up. He thought that she might still be preparing for the Mind Devouring Bug with the people of the Iron Policy and still yet to return. Thus, it would be impossible for her to see the transmission from him. Thus, Wei Suo began to carefully inspect the various quests posted on the bulletin board. After discovering nothing that was suitable to make lots of Spiritual Stones rapidly, he decided to consult with the green gowned old man about going to hunt Cyan Beetles himself. After all, the Cyan Beetles were demonic beasts that could be found at certain places. Furthermore, to the current Wei Suo, level three demonic beasts were not hard to deal with. It would also be a training for him by using more skill techniques.
Due to the fact that it was at night and that the green gowned old man had never been to the market of the Spirit Peak City, Wei Suo had brought the Ghost Raising Jar that was disguised as a lousy black tile jar with him.
Many cultivators would gather materials, kill demonic beasts and the like outside of the city during morning times. They would only return to the city when night falls because the outside of the city would become more dangerous. It was precisely because of this that the northern city district’s market was open all day and night. The night market was even more bustling with noise and excitement than the morning market.
Other than the regular sets of shops, many cultivators that would make transactions at the free market outside of the city in the morning had also entered the city and set up stalls in the open space all around the northern city district’s market. Although they would all have to pay a certain amount of fee to set up stalls at this location, the price of the items from their stalls was still cheaper compared to the price of the items from the stores that have to pay higher fees. Merely, the things within the stalls were both good and bad. There was no guarantee for quality either. It was very easy for one to be cheated and end up buying a counterfeit from the stalls. One of the reasons why Wei Suo brought the green gowned old man with him was because he felt that the green gowned old man’s eyesight was extremely brilliant and able to differentiate authenticity of the items for him. Like this, he would be able to save some Spiritual Stones when purchasing things.