Chapter 55 – To hell with it!
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“Magical Treasure Fragment? Bring it out and let me see it.” With an expressionless face, the purple gowned old daoist took a couple steps toward Wei Suo before saying that to him coldly.
Wei Suo extended his hand and displayed an item. It was precisely the Dark Demon Blade Fragment that he had just obtained.
Right after taking a single glance at the item, the purple gowned old daoist’s eyes shined with cold light. A single word was heard from him. The six lumps of light in his body was exposed. A deep sense of oppression began to burst forth.
Wei Suo immediately displayed an expression of a scared individual and ran out of this alley without even looking back.
“That yellow clothed cultivator is extremely sharp. However, your appearance of someone trying to peddle goods is extremely good. Both your expression and the manner at which you speak were spot on. Otherwise, with the martial prowess that those two men had, they might have killed you instantly. Not even the people from the Heaven’s First Sect would be able to save you in time. In the future, you must definitely not do something like following a cultivator who’s much more powerful than you.” Only when Wei Suo completely ran out from the alley and the amount of surrounding cultivators became more numerous did the green gown old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears. From the way he sounded, it seemed that he was also lingering with fear.
“Fuck, fortunately I used to frequently peddle my goods.” Wei Suo wiped the cold sweat from his face. The situation earlier was truly too dangerous. If those two men truly wanted to kill him, then even if the green gowned old man was to inform him about how to use the Dark Demon Blade Fragment, he still would not necessarily be able to escape with his life from two Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators.
“That guy is acting all sneaky. He’s truly suspicious.”
“He appeared to only be a low level cultivator. It doesn’t seem that he’s lying to us. However, to actually try to come and peddle a Magical Treasure Fragment that cannot be used at all, humph! However, if we were to kill him here, it would be troublesome if the people from the Heaven’s First Sect become alarmed.”
Suddenly, green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears.
Wei Suo was stunned. “Old Man, what did you say?”
“It’s been so dangerous today. No matter what, I must hear what exactly those two men are planning to do. I’m using some of my Elemental Energy to expand my awareness. Do not walk any further from where you’re at. Otherwise, I would not be able to detect what the two of them are saying.” The green gowned old man rapidly said.
Wei Suo was shaken. However, he instantly became moved. Before, when he asked the green gowned old man why he must drink Fire Scorpion’s Blood, the green gowned old man told him that as long as he possessed enough Elemental Energy to recover his strength, he, an Artifact Spirit, would be able to send his awareness out a certain distance from the Magical Treasure itself. Merely, the formation array on the Ghost Raising Jar was currently damaged. Even if the Fire Scorpion’s Blood could assist in recovering Elemental Energy, the green gowned old man would still lose Elemental Energy and strength by the day. Never did Wei Suo expect that the green gowned old man would give his all for him.
“All of the people from the Iron Policy had set off for the Cyan Wind Mound already. I believe we could set about the task early morning tomorrow.”
“If we were to fail, we would die without a burial site. Are you sure we have a hundred percent certainty in this matter?”
“If we do not have full certainty, how could we possibly try to set about the task? Rest assured. Those people with high martial prowess from the Iron Policy just happened to undergone a task and went to the Seven Stars City. At the earliest, it would take them two more days to return. Furthermore, we are a hundred percent sure that among those several Mind Devouring Bugs, there was one that have already leveled up to ‘Elder’ level.”
“Since we are a hundred percent sure, there shouldn’t be any issue then.”
“There’s another thing. At that time, you all must definitely capture one of the cultivators within them alive. You would be paid five hundred more Low Quality Spiritual Stones. At that time, the person that I pick out, you must not harm that person.”
“When shall we meet?”
“At the time when the sun rises tomorrow. As there are many high level demonic beasts moving about at night over there, they would not select nighttime to set about the task.”
After the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator and the purple gowned old daoist finished saying these things, they each proceeded to walk out from a different alley entrance. As for Wei Suo who was standing before a stall, he was completely covered with cold sweat.
Although the conversation between the two was brief, Wei Suo already managed to have an approximate idea of what was happening.
These past couple days, the people from the Iron Policy had been preparing to surround and kill a level five Mind Devouring Bug the entire time. Merely, the Demon Pellet of a level five Mind Devouring Bug was valued over five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. However, the Mind Devouring Bugs were different from other level five demonic beasts. Their bodies contained many parts that could be used to craft powerful items.
They possessed a technique crystal within their bodies. The technique crystal could be used to craft sound-type Magical Treasures. As for their carapace, it was an exceptionally good material for stealth-type Magical Treasures. To the high level cultivators that knew about how to craft items, this sort of demonic beast that was both sparse and hard to kill valued more than just several hundred or thousands of Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
For a powerful organization like the Iron Policy, they most definitely had Heavenly Circuit Stage powerful cultivators in their organization. However, based on the contents of the conversation between these two people, the news that the Iron Policy received was that there was a single Mind Devouring Bug. In actuality, there was more than a single Mind Devouring Bug. Furthermore, there was even a Mind Devouring Bug at the same level as the Boss Scarlet Beetle.
The cultivators of the Heavenly Profound Continent generally referred to this sort of demonic beast that had lived for a long time and surpassed their original strength as ‘Elder’ level demonic beasts.
As the Mind Devouring Bugs were level five low-level demonic beasts to begin with and possessed the ability to turn invisible, that meant that even if that Elder Mind Devouring Bug had only managed to breakthrough to the next level, it would be a level five mid-level demonic beast.
The strength of a level five mid-level demonic beast was equivalent to a level three Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator. Furthermore, Wei Suo had learned that after this sort of Elder level demonic beasts reached their breakthrough, they would generally learn some special abilities. In other words, the Elder Mind Devouring Bug would be even harder to deal with than ordinary level five mid-level demonic beasts.
If they had only prepared enough White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powder for a single Mind Devouring Bug and ended up encountering multiple Mind Devouring Bugs and an Elder Mind Devouring Bug, even if there were many Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators present among the Iron Policy’s group, it would still be extremely dangerous.
Furthermore, based on what those two men had said, it appeared that they had planned for an ambush and would strike after the people from the Iron Policy had been fighting the Mind Devouring Bugs to an intense state. They planned to eliminate all of the people from the Iron Policy in one stroke!
Merely from this short encounter, Wei Suo had already seen three Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators that planned to deal with the Iron Policy!
The death of the other people from the Iron Policy was not a bit related to Wei Suo. However, amongst the people of the Iron Policy was Nangong Yuqing.
After hesitating for a moment, Wei Suo clenched his teeth and took out the Transmission Jade Talisman. He immediately instilled his True Elemental Energy into it.
“You’ve truly decided to stick your nose into this matter?” The green gowned old man’s deep and cold voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears. It seemed that the green gowned old man was also able to detect what Wei Suo was currenting thinking.
“Fuck, to hell with it! I still need to ask her to lend me Spiritual Stones!”
After Wei Suo instilled True Elemental Energy into the Transmission Jade Talisman, he immediately ran over toward the northern city district’s largest announcement bulletin.
“In that case, do not try to be cheap on Spiritual Stones this time around. At the very least, allow me to spend all of the Spiritual Stones you have on you before you go.” The green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears. This time around, his voice contained a trance of murderous spirit.
“Okay, let’s prepare the items right after.”
After Wei Suo agreed to what the green gowned old man suggested, he immediately ran over to the bulletin board. He immediately grabbed a low level cultivator who clearly seemed to be someone who did not managed to find any quest on the bulletin board that suited him. After that, he immediately took out a Mid Quality Spiritual Stone. “Brother, do you wish to earn this Spiritual Stone?”
“Of course!” That low level cultivator who hasn’t even reach level two Divine Sea Stage immediately started nodding his head incessantly.
“I’ll give you five Low Quality Spiritual Stones first! You are to help me stand here till tomorrow morning. Find a signboard and write down Wei on it. If a female cultivator with the surname Nangong were to come and ask you about it, you are to tell her to not leave and have her instill True Elemental Energy into that item of hers. If she does that, I will immediately rush over here. Regardless of whether she shows up or not, as long as you stand here all the way till tomorrow morning, I will give you the other five Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“You only want me to raise a sign and relay this message?” This low level cultivator was overjoyed. He immediately grabbed the five Low Quality Spiritual Stones from Wei Suo and then rushed to find a wooden plate. After that, he wrote a large Wei on the wooden plate and then began to stand beside the bulletin board like a piece of log.
“The Golden Jade Pavilion ought to not have closed yet.”
Wei Suo looked to the southern city district in the distance and said such a sentence before starting to run toward the Golden Jade Pavilion located at the southern city district.
“You’re in an upheaval right now. For a low level cultivator like the one earlier, even if you were to give him only two Low Quality Spiritual Stones, he would still stand there till tomorrow for you. If you were to have a couple more Spiritual Stones on you, you might be able to purchase another useful artifact that would increase your survivability this time around.” While Wei Suo was rushing toward the Golden Jade Pavilion, the green gowned old man’s voice sounded again. “The more dangerous the situation is, the greater the need there is for you to be calm.”
Wei Suo’s body shook. He immediately became a lot more cool-headed. “I got it.” After he said those three words, he immediately started to rush again. However, his eyes have now turned ice cold like two cold stars.
“It’s Senior Wei? What might bring Senior Wei over so late at night?”
The businesses in the southern city district generally do not stay open very late. Due to the characteristic of the Golden Jade Pavilion being a business that specialized in selling materials where certain materials must be sold the same day they were obtained, the Golden Jade Pavilion would generally stay open until midnight. When Wei Suo arrived at the Golden Jade Pavilion, the Golden Jade Pavilion was still open. However, when a uniformed youngster who was in charge of receiving the guests and knew of Wei Suo saw his hurried appearance, he became very surprised.
Wei Suo looked to this uniformed youngster. He immediately said, “I wish to commission your precious Golden Jade Pavilion to assist me in announcing a news. Furthermore, I wish to purchase some items while also pawning certain others. Also, I want to know whether the magical robe that I entrusted to you all to alter is completed yet.”
“That magical robe was just completed today.” The uniformed youngster was still a bit surprised. “Senior Wei, what might you be trying to pawn and purchase?”
With an expressionless face, he took out the Treasure Receiving Pocket. From it, he took out two items. “I wish to purchase some powerful magical treasure or artifacts. If the Golden Jade Pavilion have what I find suitable for my use, then not only these two items, even the Treasure Receiving Pocket and the Golden Thread Talisman Brush that were purchased from your auction could be pawned.”
“Jade Cloud Mushroom? This jade case is?” Hearing what Wei Suo said and looking at the items that Wei Suo took out, the uniformed youngster was immediately greatly surprised.
Wei Suo took a glance at the youngster. “This is a Treasure Elemental Jade Case that could retain the Spiritual Energy of Spiritual Herbs. Have you heard about it before?”
“It’s actually a Treasure Elemental Jade Case? Senior Wei, these items of yours are truly too valuable. Neither I nor Vice Shopkeeper Liu is capable of making a decision.” The uniformed youngster’s expression changed. “Please wait a moment, allow me to go and get Shopkeeper Tian.”
Wei Suo nodded. “Since this is the case, please help me announce this news. I will be going out of the city to hunt a demonic beast. I would need to employ two cultivators to go with me. Help me send this information to those of the Iron Policy and have them dispatch people over here to find me.”
“Got it!” Seeing all these items that Wei Suo had taken out, the uniformed youngster knew that the price of dispatching the news for him was something that he could easily pay. Thus, he did not bother to waste any time and immediately instructed others to relay the news. After that, he immediately ran into the Golden Jade Pavilion to find Shopkeeper Tian.
Wei Suo was calmly sitting there as he watched the uniformed youngster run into the Golden Jade Pavilion. He began to instill True Elemental Energy into the Transmission Jade Pavilion again.
Currently, Wei Suo hoped that Nangong Yuqing would be able to see the transmission from the Transmission Jade Talisman or that the Iron Policy did not turn out in full strength to deal with the Mind Devouring Bug like what the yellow gowned middle-aged cultivator said and still have some people left in the Spirit Peak City.
If everything else fails, then he would stake everything that he had on the line!