Chapter 53 – Shopaholic Old Man
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Fumma
The northern city district’s night market was bustling with activity. The various stores and stalls were densely packed together. There were at least a thousand cultivators gathered in this lively night market.
Wearing an extremely ordinary cyan colored clothing, Wei Suo who was not eye-catching at all was walking through the street. He was walking toward the location with the most stalls, the most lively place in the night market, the plaza square.
The various stores and stalls were selling all kinds of things. For example, there were all kinds of artifact crafting materials, weapons, artifacts and so on. Among the things being sold, there were also a lot of good items. However, as Wei Suo was used to not buying stuff, furthermore the amount of Spiritual Stones he had on him was insufficient anyways, he knew that he would not be able to buy a lot of the good items being sold. Thus, he did not even have the intention to bother looking at those items.
However, after walking for only a short moment, the green gowned old man had already been shouting at Wei Suo incessantly.
“Buy that! That Quicksand Talisman is pretty good. It’s very useful when fighting demonic beasts. Quickly, buy that!”
“Level two Flying Cloud Talisman! Didn’t you say that you don’t know how to fly? Quickly, buy that!”
“Wild Icethorn Pear, that’s good stuff there. If you were to feed a couple of that to a Cold Ice Crow, the Cold Ice Crow would be able to breakthrough to the next level. Quickly, buy that, buy that…”
“Black Meteor Iron! It’s a great material to make shields with. Not even the Earth Fire from the Earth Fire Furnace would be able to melt it. Who would’ve expected that this guy who looks even more wretched than you would actually be able to obtain such a material! Quickly, buy that.”
Fortunately, the green gowned old man who was hiding in the Ghost Raising Jar within Wei Suo’s clothes knew a method similar to voice transmission. His voice was directly sounding in Wei Suo’s ears. Otherwise, the surrounding peddlers would definitely become enthusiastic and rush to Wei Suo, this guy who seemed to wanted to buy everything.
“Fuck!” Wei Suo was unable to contain himself anymore. “Old Man, you said you want me to buy the Quicksand Talisman and Flying Cloud Talisman, right? For those, I am still able to accept it since those two items were things that I could use. However, as for the Wild Icethorn Pear and the Black Meteor Iron, what use are them to me? If I were to purchase this Wild Icethorn Pear, where would I go to find a live Cold Ice Crow to feed it to? As for the Black Meteor Iron, not even the Earth Fire would be able to melt it. If I were to purchase that, what the hell would I use it for? Are you suggesting that I make it a pillow to sleep on? If you wish to purchase the entire market home, I do not have the sufficient amount of Spiritual Stones to afford them. Furthermore, I am worried about where to go and find Spiritual Stones to concoct Heaven Mending Pellets.”
“Cough cough…” Hearing what Wei Suo said, the green gowned old man became a bit embarrassed. “Since long ago, I’ve been fond of strolling this sort of market and purchasing things. This time around, I had been stuck in the Ghost Raising Jar for far too long. It’s been ten to twenty thousand years since I last purchased something. I am truly itching to purchase something. However, I would start to pay attention from now on and would not suggest any useless things to purchase. Is that fine?”
“Forget about it.” Hearing the green gowned old man admitting his mistake, Wei Suo became compassionate. “Since you loved buying things so much, I’ll try to bring you with me as much as possible to purchase things in the future. In the future, if I am able to make a lot of Spiritual Stones, I’ll allow you to purchase as much as you want. However, as we’re currently short of money, it’s better that you help me find things that we need to use right now and is cheaper than the market value.”
Wei Suo’s appearance of lowering his hand and talking softly appeared like someone who was talking to himself. For cultivators at his level, he would still not be able to bring about the attention of others onto him. While he was saying those words to the green gowned old man, two cultivators who could be considered as doing pretty decent just happened to walked by him. Hearing what he said, these two cultivators glanced at each other. They immediately felt pity for Wei Suo. “What a pitiful guy, he’s so poor that his brain started having problems. He’s there talking to himself and imagining about buying all the things he wants when he manages to earn a lot of Spiritual Stones in the future.”
“It’s that guy.” Right at this moment, Wei Suo’s gaze suddenly became stern.
“Who?” The green gowned old man immediately felt the change in Wei Suo’s mental state.
“An arrogant level one Heavenly Circuit Stage guy. That day, he snatched a house with an Earth Fire Furnace from me. Had it not been for the fact that there had luckily been another, we would not have an Earth Fire Furnace to use. It’s that red clothed guy over there.”
The person Wei Suo saw was the cunning and dangerous looking middle aged cultivator whom he first saw in the auction and then snatched a house with an Earth Fire Furnace from him.
“Old Man, what is that guy buying?” After secretly approaching that cunning and dangerous looking cultivator, Wei Suo saw that he was purchasing a bag of fiery crystal sand and a jet-black fist-sized ore that seemed to have specks of silver granules in it from another cultivator.
“That bag is filled with Fire Cloud Crystals. They are capable of increasing the the temperature of flames. As for that ore, it’s a Yellow Ivory Copper Ore. The Yellow Ivory Copper Ore is extremely superb when fused with other essence metals. Generally, they are used to increase the flexibility of Flying Swords. That was because the flexibility of Magical Treasures are generally not that good.” The green gowned old man sneered. “To have the fire temperature of solely a Cyan Toad Earth Fire Furnace not be sufficient and even using the Fire Cloud Crystals. On top of that, there’s the Yellow Ivory Copper Ore, it seemed that this guy is planning to craft a Flying Sword.”
“I reckon this guy is a sword cultivator. Earlier, he was trying to buy a Silver Dipper Essence. It seems that I must be even more careful if I encounter him in the future.” Wei Suo nodded. He knew very well the might of a Flying Sword.
Right at this moment, as if sensing the hostile gaze from Wei Suo, the red clothed middle aged cultivator who had placed away the Fire Cloud Crystals and the Yellow Ivory Copper Ore suddenly turned around. His cold gaze was cast towards Wei Suo’s direction.
Wei Suo’s heart tensed. He immediately turned around and began to check out the couple surrounding stalls nonchalantly with the cultivators around him.
The red clothed middle aged cultivator seemed to not recognize Wei Suo. After casting his cold gaze at where Wei Suo was at, he began to walk toward the street.
Wei Suo did not wish to provoke this red clothed middle aged sword cultivator right now. Thus, he only raised his head back up after he made sure the red clothed middle aged cultivator’s figure had completely disappear into the street.
“Did you think that I’m an idiot? You wish to sell me this crap for three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones? On top of that, you’re telling me that this is a mysterious Magical Treasure Fragment? Are you trying to court death or what?”
“If you do not want it, then don’t purchase it. Why must you spout these malicious talks about me? Did you think that I’m easy to be bullied?”
A fierce quarrel sounded from beside Wei Suo. It originated from a stall not far to the front.
“Magical Treasure Fragment?”
Once he heard about that, Wei Suo was immediately surprised. He immediately walked towards that stall. Magical Treasures were things that all cultivators yearned for. Furthermore, Wei Suo had clearly seen the might of Nangong Yuqing’s Magical Treasure Fragment. Although she could only use it once per day, her Magical Treasure Fragment that contained part of the original Magical Treasure’s might greatly surpassed Lin Daoyi’s half Spiritual level Imitation Magical Treasure.
The stall owner was a forty some year old square-faced cultivator who wore a leather gown. He had tanned skin and extremely thick arms and legs. As for the person before his stall that was disputing with him, it was a twenty seven to eight year old yellow-skinned skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole blue clothed cultivator.
Like a reflex, Wei Suo immediately used his Aura Determining Technique to check them out. He discovered that both of them were level five Divine Sea Stage cultivators. There was hardly any discrepancies between their strengths. Merely, neither of their Divine Seas shined with brilliance. It was likely that both of them were cultivators of the low-level Profound level martial techniques. The robes the two of them wore were also pretty similar. The leather gown the square-faced stall owner wore was made from the leather of Black Water Raccoons. As for the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator’s clothes, it was made from the bamboo threads of Blue Thread Bamboos. The defensive abilities of both their clothes were more or less equivalent to level one defensive technique talisman.
At this moment, the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator was currently looking at the square-faced stall owner with murderous eyes. As for the square-faced stall owner, he was also glaring at that skinny cultivator. What the square-faced stall owner was holding in his hand was a gray colored fragment that seemed like a shattered piece from a knife.
“Bully you? Had it been for other cultivators that do not have the experience, they would only be scammed by you and lose several hundred Spiritual Stones.” The skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator shouted.
“This sort of business transaction, it is one that people often gets scammed in to begin with. Furthermore, do you dare to declare that what I have here is definitely not a Magical Treasure Fragment?” The square-faced stall owner sneered. He flipped his hand and then took out a red colored jade ornament. He had a self-evident expression.
“Fire Dragon Ornament!”
The couple cultivators in the surrounding all heaved a breath of cold air. What this square-faced shop master took out was a well-known Imitation Magical Treasure from the Return First Sect. This Fire Dragon Ornament was an item of the same level as the Fire Phoenix Dudou that Wei Suo obtained. They were both half Spirit level artifacts. Merely, this Fire Dragon Ornament was an offensive Imitation Magical Treasure whereas the Fire Phoenix Dudou was defensive. By taking out this Fire Dragon Ornament, the square-faced stall owner’s intention was clear. He wanted the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator to be more tactful.
“What, did you think that I’ll be afraid of you just because you have one such Imitation Magical Treasure?” A cold light shined through the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator’s eyes. He extended his hand and took out two items. One was a dense white colored little round shield and the other was a white colored bone fragment-like talisman. On both items were talisman symbols in the form of human skulls.
“White Bone Shield, Bone Arrow Talisman! He’s a disciple of the Revered Cultivator White Skeleton!”
The surrounding cultivators were shocked once again. The two items that the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator took out were the signature items of a cultivator who knew how to craft items, Revered Cultivator White Skeleton. Revered Cultivator White Skeleton was a fierce individual from the surrounding area of the Falling Moon City. It was said that he had reached level five Heavenly Circuit Stage many years ago. The Bone Arrow Talismans were items that he had placed into the market. Their might was comparable to that of a level two technique talisman. As for the White Bone Shield, its defensive might was about the same as a level two defensive talisman. Merely, it could be used continuously. Furthermore, this treasure was something that only the disciples of the Revered Cultivator White Skeleton possessed.
“What, you’re planning to oppress me with Revered Cultivator White Skeleton? For someone obscure like myself, even if the Revered Cultivator White Skeleton wished to deal with me, he would also not be able to find me.” The identity of this skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator was already clear. However, the square-faced stall owner refused to give him the slightest amount of face. He sneered and said, “If you wish to act arrogant, you should return to the Falling Moon City to do that.”
“Killing you, was there even a need for my master to do it? Do you dare to go out of the city and fight me right now?” The skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator was agitated.
“Since you are courting death yourself, I shall help you accomplish your goal.” The square-faced stall master’s murderous aura was widespread. It appeared that the conflict between the two was unavoidable. However, right at this moment, a voice interfered. “Everyone, let’s be amiable. Seeing that both sirs have reached level five Divine Sea Stage, I reckon that both sirs would soon break through to Heavenly Circuit Stage. Why must sirs squabble for a trivial matter? Even if one amongst you were to win, the amount of artifacts and talismans exhausted in the battle would also not be worth it. Both of you sirs were experts. Since your dispute resulted from this piece of item, how about letting me see this Magical Treasure Fragment? I myself have a craving in collecting this sort of ancient Magical Treasure Fragment. If I think that this Magical Treasure Fragment is pretty good, allow me to purchase this Magical Treasure Fragment so that the two sirs could withdraw their weapons. How about that?”
“You wish to see this Magical Treasure Fragment?” The square-faced stall owner turned around in a slightly shocked manner. The person who spoke was a young cultivator who wore ordinary cyan colored clothes. It was impossible for this square-faced still owner to not fear the consequences from the Revered Cultivator White Skeleton. For there to be someone stepping forward to help smooth things over at such a moment, this square-faced stall owner was naturally pleased.
The skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator humphed. Still angry, he coldly said, “This Magical Treasure Fragment is extremely old. Although it appears to still possess some power, it is impossible for one to know how to use it. Thus, it is no different from ordinary broken tiles and bricks.”
“You!” The square-faced stall owner was about to get angry again. However, the cyan clothed cultivator merely smiled. He received the Magical Treasure Fragment from the square-faced stall owner and began inspecting it. “It’s okay, I am fond of collecting antiques.”
Seeing that the cyan clothed young cultivator refused to listen to his advice and that he had come to smooth things over out of good intentions, the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator felt that he cannot say anything more to this cyan clothed young cultivator. Instead, he became a bit grateful towards him. After he nodded to this cyan clothed young cultivator, he turned to the square-faced stall owner and glared at him before turning around and left.
“I have never seen this sort of Magical Treasure Fragment before. How about you sell me it for a bit cheaper?” The cyan clothed young cultivator merely took a slight glance at the Magical Treasure Fragment before turning to the square-faced stall owner and said with a smile on his face.
This cyan clothed young cultivator who appeared to have delicate features was naturally Wei Suo. Hearing what Wei Suo had said, the square-faced stall owner turned to the direction where the skinny-like-a-bamboo-pole cultivator left. He humphed and then spit onto the floor. After he said “I loath people like you who rely on force to bully others yet doesn’t have any strength yourself,” he turned to Wei Suo and said in a loud voice. “Selling to those kind of people, I would charge them three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, selling to someone like brother, you, three Low Quality Spiritual Stones would suffice.”