Chapter 54 – Dark Alley Crisis
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Earl, Fumma
“Three Low Quality Spiritual Stones! Holy fuck!”
On the corner of a slightly secluded street of the northern city district’s market, the green gowned old man from the Ghost Raising Jar was a little deranged. He even used the favorite phrase that Wei Suo would use.
“Old man, what exactly is this thing?” Holding the Magical Treasure Fragment that emitted a gray light and an uncomfortable feeling, Wei Suo was also extremely excited.
That was because when the green gowned old man saw this item, he immediately became crazed and told Wei Suo that he doesn’t have to buy anything else. However, if he were to miss out on this item, then he would definitely regret it for half of his lifetime. The green gowned old man was an antique from several tens of thousands of years ago. Wei Suo was not worried about this Magical Treasure Fragment that no one knew how to use nowadays. He merely wished to figure out exactly why this shopaholic green gowned old man would be this excited for this item.
“Dark Demon Blade! This is a fragment of the Dark Demon Blade. Dark Demon Blade is a High Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure. Furthermore, I have inspected this item earlier. This item likely still contains over half of the might of the Dark Demon Blade!” Said the green gowned old man in an twitchy manner.
“Spirit Level Magical Treasure? A true Spirit Level Magical Treasure, furthermore a High Quality one on top of that?” Once he heard what the green gowned old man said, Wei Suo’s mouth immediately became wide open. He, too, appeared twitchy as if he was having a spasm.
High Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure, if over half of its might remained, then wouldn’t this Magical Treasure Fragment be equivalent to a true Low Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure? Its might would be twice that of an Imitation Magical Treasure like the one that Lin Daoyi used.
“What sort of Magical Treasure is this? Exactly how do I use it?” Wei Suo only managed to react after a very long time. Holding the knife fragment-like gray colored Magical Treasure Fragment, he immediately asked the green gowned old man.
“Wait a moment. Let me check exactly how badly damaged this Magical Treasure Fragment is and how powerful its remaining might is.”
As the green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears, a faint green light began to emerge from the Ghost Raising Jar within Wei Suo’s clothes. This faint green light traveled through Wei Suo’s arm and then landed on the gray colored Magical Treasure Fragment that he held.
The knife fragment-like gray colored Magical Treasure Fragment was made from some sort of unknown essence metal. Carved on the fragment were some symbols and patterns that were even more thin than spider threads. The Magical Treasure Fragment was extremely cold to the touch. Green light traveled through this Magical Treasure Fragment several times before returning to the Ghost Raising Jar.
“I have good news and bad news. Which one do you want to hear first?” The green gowned old man’s voice sounded once more.
Wei Suo, who was already gnashing his teeth in anxiety, said, “Fuck, let me hear both!”
The green gowned old man was a bit speechless. However, he still said right away. “The good news is majority of the formation array placed on this Magical Treasure was not damaged. Thus, its strength is indeed comparable to that of a true Low Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure which is more or less the power of a level four Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator’s all out skill technique attack. As for the bad news, as some of the formation array was damaged, using this Magical Treasure Fragment requires a lot more True Elemental Energy. With the current amount of True Elemental Energy that you possess right now, I reckon that you could at the very most only use it twice before you exhaust all of your True Elemental Energy. Furthermore, part of this Magical Treasure Fragment have cracks in it. If it was to collide with a powerful magical treasure or skill technique, it is possible for it to become even more damaged. As for the consequences, it could range from having its might decreased all the way ‘til being completely broken and become unusable. Thus, if you have the opportunity, it is best that you go and repair this Magical Treasure Fragment.”
“Repair? How?” Wei Suo who was overjoyed, asked upon hearing what the green gowned old man had said.
What Wei Suo lacked right now was a powerful skill technique or artifact. For this Magical Treasure Fragment to be comparable to a true Spirit Level Magical Treasure and could be used once or twice, Wei Suo was already pleased beyond his expectations. Furthermore, as his martial prowess increased, he would be able to use it many more times. As for the fact that it was easy to become damaged and cannot rigidly collide onto his opponent’s attack, it meant that this item could be used for sneak attacks and what not. For items of this quality, it was likely difficult to repair.
Sure enough, it was as Wei Suo had expected. The green gowned old man answered, “I know the method to repair it. However, it would be useless to inform you about it. It is impossible for you to repair it unless you have are level five Heavenly Circuit Stage and possessed a powerful True Fire Skill Technique.”
Wei Suo looked at the Magical Treasure Fragment in his hand that was emitting a gray light and said, “In that case, what sort of Magical Treasure Fragment is this?”
The green gowned old man said, “This is something that an elder of the Dark Element Sect crafted. The Dark Element Sect specialized in training in Dark Energy Techniques and crafting Dark Magical Treasures. This Dark Demon Blade was crafted using the bone edge of an Ironbone Dragon and numerous other essence metals. After that, it had absorbed a lot of demonic beasts’ souls and Dark Energy. When it was still undamaged, it was capable of casting a powerful Black Light. Furthermore, it could summon several tens of black colored Darkwind Skulls at once, bringing about an eerie sensation like the wailing of ghosts and howls of wolves!”
Hearing that, Wei Suo began to gulp down his saliva incessantly. He didn’t care about who it was that crafted this Magical Treasure and whether or not it’s dark elemental or whatever. As long as it was usable, the stronger it’s might was, the better it would be.
“Old Man, let’s quickly purchase the remaining things. After that, let’s return so that you can teach me how to use this Magical Treasure Fragment. What do you think about that? As this Dark Demon Blade Fragment contains the might of a Low Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure, it should not be a problem for it to kill level four demonic beasts like the Single Horned Thunder Viper. Thus, I can now spend Spiritual Stones to purchase information about locations with level four demonic beasts.”
The green gowned old man immediately rejected Wei Suo’s suggestion. He said, “I’ve help you purchase this item that cost more than a thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones for only three Low Quality Spiritual Stones. The least you could do is allow me to carefully stroll the market. Who knows, we might even be able to find another item that is comparable to this.”
Wei Suo agreed upon thinking. He immediately placed the Magical Treasure Fragment away and began to walk toward a location with many people gathered.
“Mind Devouring Bug… Iron Policy…”
However, right when he walked out from this slightly remote corner of the street, he saw in a slightly remote alley outside a long bearded yellow gowned scholarly looking middle-aged man with a jade crest on his head using an extremely serious yet low voice to give an order to a gray gowned cultivator about something. Although he was unable to clearly hear exactly what it was that the yellow gowned middle-aged was speaking to the gray gowned cultivator, the two phrases that he happened to hear caused him to be extremely surprised. Wei Suo immediately stopped in his tracks.
Practically at the same time when Wei Suo just managed to see the approximate appearance of the two cultivators in the pitch black alley, the yellow gowned middle-aged man had finished ordering the other cultivator and walked out of the other side of the alley.
“Old Man, it seemed that whatever this guy was speaking is related to the Mind Devouring Bug and the Iron Policy. I feel that this guy is acting all secretive and is somewhat abnormal. I’m going to follow them and see what exactly is happening.” Wei Suo quietly said this to the green gowned old man. After that, without waiting for his reply, Wei Suo immediately began to stealthily follow them.
“I reckon you’re worried that something might happen to that Nangong Yuqing, right? Fine, go follow them.” The green gowned old man muttered softly.
Upon coming out from the alley, Wei Suo saw that the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator and the gray gowned cultivator went about separate ways as if they didn’t know each other.
Wei Suo secretly used his Aura Determining Technique to glance at the two of them. Upon doing so, his expression took a huge change. The gray gowned cultivator that he did not manage to take a good glance at his face had six bright yellow colored Divine Seas. Evidently, this man was a level one Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator. As for that yellow gowned middle-aged man, his body was covered with a bright stream of surging aura. The Aura Determining Technique was unable to determine his martial prowess!
Wei Suo’s currently martial prowess was that of level four Divine Sea Stage. His Aura Determining Technique was capable of determining cultivators up till level one Heavenly Circuit Stage. As his Aura Determining Technique did not work on this yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator, it was to say that this middle-aged cultivator was at least a level two Heavenly Circuit Stage Cultivator!
Right when Wei Suo’s heart was filled with suspicions, in merely a short moment, the gray gowned cultivator had already walked out of the northern city district’s market. As for the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator, he appeared like he was taking a stroll and proceeded to walk toward another alley. Wei Suo who was paying attention to him discovered that a cultivator wearing a purple daoist gown and appear like an old daoist immediately followed into the alley.
Using his Aura Determining Technique to glance at the old daoist who appeared to be fifty some years old and wore a purple colored daoist gown that had dragon and tiger prints on it, Wei Suo was once again greatly surprised. This old daoist was another level one Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator!
The six Divine Seas that this old daoist had in him were also purple in color. However, they were enormous. It appeared that the martial technique that this old daoist trained in was at the very least a high level Profound level martial technique.
For there to be three powerful Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators, people that were rarely seen, acting mysteriously, this caused Wei Suo to feel that the matter was even more fishy.
Without any hesitation, Wei Suo stopped looking at those two people. Instead, he lowered his head and proceeded to walk towards the same alley that they walked into.
When he approached the entrance of the alley, Wei Suo took a quick glance at the alley. To Wei Suo’s surprise, the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator and the old daoist that entered into the alley seemed to have accelerated their speed upon entering the alley. In merely an instant, there was no one in the deep alley at all.
Wei Suo who was slightly surprised proceeded to walk into the alley. Upon walking to the corner of the alley, he looked to the two fork alleys. He saw that neither of them had anyone present either. Right when Wei Suo was hesitating whether to go out of the alley, a deep voice suddenly sounded in his ears. “What, could it be that you’re following me?”
A figure walked out from the darkness of the alley before him. He looked to Wei Suo. It was precisely the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator who was at least a level two Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator!
This yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator had a slight smile on his face and appeared to be extremely refined. However, his gaze caused Wei Suo to immediately feel a chilliness in his heart. In an instant, Wei Suo’s back became drenched with cold sweat.
At the same time, light footsteps were heard from behind Wei Suo. Out of nowhere, the old daoist who wore a purple daoist gown had walked out and was standing at the alley entrance behind Wei Suo. One before and one behind, the two of them had trapped Wei Suo between the alley.
Without any hesitation, Wei Suo immediately displayed an amazed expression. He turned around and pointed to the old daoist behind him. “I happened to have a pretty decent Magical Treasure Fragment on me. Earlier, I saw this Brother Daoist seemed to be a person who knew of quality items, that’s why I followed suit to ask Brother Daoist if you might be interested in my Magical Treasure Fragment. However, I was certain that this Brother Daoist was walking before him. As for following you or something that you said, I have no idea what you’re talking about.”