Chapter 56 – All my wealth
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
Following the sound of hurried footsteps, Shopkeeper Tian walked in. A black gowned and slightly gray haired old man walked in alongside him.
“Brother Wei, are you truly planning to urgently pawn some treasures of yours?” Shopkeeper Tian was extremely professional. He did not bother to ask the reason why. Instead, he looked to Wei Suo and asked.
Wei Suo nodded. “I’m sorry to inconvenience Shopkeeper Tian at such a late hour.”
Shopkeeper Tian said in a slightly apologetic manner. “However, our Golden Jade Pavilion is the same as the other businesses. If you were to pawn the items in exchange for Spiritual Stones, you would have fifteen days to return the Spiritual Stones. If the Spiritual Stones could not be returned within fifteen days, the items would be considered to be a sale. Furthermore, this sort of pawning could only fetch a value a bit higher than the price of the starting bid if we were to auction the item. Brother Wei, are you capable of accepting such conditions?”
“It’s no issue.” Wei Suo smiled bitterly. This time, he was going to confront at least three Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators. Furthermore, among them was a powerful character of at least level two Heavenly Circuit Stage. If his preparations were to be insufficient, then his little life might be finished for. In that case, does it even matter if he can’t return the Spiritual Stones in a few days?
“This is the robe that we have altered as per your request. Please have a look and see if it is to your satisfaction.” Shopkeeper Tian nodded. He first handed over a package that he held in his hand to Wei Suo. It was evident that the great shopkeeper of the Golden Jade Pavilion was extremely neat and tidy in his conduct.
“This is the magical robe created through altering the Fire Phoenix Dudou?” Wei Suo was slightly surprised as he opened the package. In the package was a gloomy and dull looking piece of clothing. It appeared even more trash-like than the coarse clothes he was wearing. Merely, when he held that robe, it appeared many times heavier than ordinary clothings.
“Your idea is pretty good. Blackwind Mulberry Thread on top of the Fire Phoenix Dudou, the defense of this robe of yours is approaching a Spirit level magical treasure now.” The green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears. “However, that artifact craftsman of the Golden Jade Pavilion is merely so-so. If the formation array that was placed on the robe is better, then its quality would be a bit better too.”
“I am very satisfied with this robe.” Hearing what the green gowned old man had said, Wei Suo naturally did not have to test out the might of this robe. Instead, he directly took off the rough cyan robe cloth that he wore and changed into this gloomy and dull looking robe. The size of the robe was just right too.
Hearing Wei Suo saying that he was very satisfied, the eyes of the black gowned old man who had been standing behind Shopkeeper Tian silently flashed with pride.
“It’s indeed a Jade Cloud Mushroom!” Only at this moment did Shopkeeper Tian’s gaze fell on the few items that Wei Suo took out. With merely a single glance, after he saw the Jade Cloud Mushroom that shined with a sparkling and translucent white light, Shopkeeper Tian displayed a shocked expression. “Martial Uncle Ouyang, I do not know much about the Treasure Elemental Jade Case. I must ask you to have a look at this treasure for me.” When he saw the Treasure Elemental Jade Case that was placed beside the Jade Cloud Mushroom, Shopkeeper Tian turned around and respectfully said to the black gowned old man behind him.
‘This old man is actually his Martial Uncle?’ Wei Suo could now tell that this black gowned old man’s identity seemed to be even more revered than Shopkeeper Tian’s.
Hearing what Shopkeeper Tian said, this black gowned old man walked forward expressionlessly. He extended his hand and touched the Treasure Elemental Jade Case. He then picked up the Silver Candle Grass that was placed in the Jade Case and started to inspect it. He then nodded and turned to Shopkeeper Tian. “It’s indeed a Treasure Elemental Jade Case.”
The green gowned old man’s voice sounded in Wei Suo’s ears once again. “It would seem that this guy is the artifact craftsman of the Golden Jade Pavilion.”
At this moment, Wei Suo did not think of anything else. He merely looked to Shopkeeper Tian, he was waiting for what Shopkeeper Tian would say.
“To be honest, this Treasure Elemental Jade Case is extremely important to our Golden Jade Pavilion. After all, we have many materials that require this sort of treasure to preserve their Spiritual Energy.” Shopkeeper Tian immediately said. “Brother Wei, if you are willing to sell this to us directly, I am willing to offer four thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones to purchase it. If you are only willing to pawn it, then I could only offer two thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
Wei Suo shook his hand. As the Jade Cloud Mushroom, the Golden Thread Talisman Brush and the Treasure Elemental Jade Case were all items that the green gowned old man had especially told him to retain, he ended up saying to Shopkeeper Tian. “I am able to cut down on the time limit for redeeming of these items. If I am unable to return to redeem these items after three days time, then you can consider that I have sold these items to the Golden Jade Pavilion. Like that, is it possible for you to present me a bit of a higher offer for them?”
To Wei Suo, being able to return or not was a matter that would concern him a single day. To have a couple more days to redeem the items was meaningless to him.
Hearing what Wei Suo had said, Shopkeeper Tian displayed an understanding expression. He was able to tell that Wei Suo was planning to go and do an extremely dangerous thing. To the Golden Jade Pavilion, the more dangerous the matter was, the higher the chances of those items being equivalent to selling to them directly would be. Thus, after being silent for a moment, Shopkeeper Tian nodded and said, “Very well. If the time limit is three days time, I am able to offer three thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones for this Treasure Elemental Jade Case.”
“What about these other items?”
“This Jade Cloud Mushroom, Golden Thread Talisman Brush and the Treasure Receiving Pocket, I can offer a total of two thousand and five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. What do you think about that?”
“Yes, it can do.” Wei Suo knew that if these things were to be auctioned off, they would definitely be worth more than this amount. However, the amount that Shopkeeper Tian offered was something that he could accept. “Shopkeeper Tian, might your Golden Jade Pavilion or any of the surrounding businesses have any high level artifacts for sale? Furthermore, do you have any White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powder?” After pausing for a moment, Wei Suo directly said.
Shopkeeper Tian was a bit flabbergasted as he looked to Wei Suo. “White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powder? Two days ago, someone has already ordered for a lot of them. They had already taken away all of them in the evening today. I’m afraid that none of the businesses in the Spirit Peak City would have them. As for high level artifacts, I am able to obtain the ones from the Golden Jade Pavilion and the surrounding businesses for you to choose.”
Wei Suo’s heart trembled. He knew that the people of the Iron Policy had gone to hunt for White Phosphorus Beasts themselves. Furthermore, it seemed that the people from the Iron Policy had directly proceeded to hunt for the Mind Devouring Beast after hunting the White Phosphorus Beasts. Since this was the case, it meant that the people that picked up the White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powders this evening ought to be the yellow gowned cultivator’s group. “Very well. In that case, I shall trouble Shopkeeper Tian.” After cursing at the yellow gowned cultivator’s group in his heart, Wei Suo immediately nodded and said.
Shopkeeper Tian nodded. He then glanced at the two uniformed youngsters waiting by the entrance. In merely a short moment, many uniformed youngsters walked in holding trays much like what happened during the date of the auction.
“Wind Cloud Shoes, a half Spirit level artifact. It is capable of allowing the cultivator to jump fifty feet into the air. It is a flying and escaping-type wind elemental artifact. The price is eight hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Black Ray Bottle Gourd. Imitation Magical Treasure. It is capable of sending out several hundred black needles and could be used repeatedly. The price is a thousand two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Burning Sun Treasured Talisman. It is capable of creating strong light ray ten times in succession. The light ray ignores the defense of light covers and would cause one’s opponent to feel immense pain in their eyes and become unable to see clearly. The range of the strong light ray is two hundred feet. The price is two hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Five Elements Brass Ring. Imitation Magical Treasure. Could be sent forth to bind the limbs of one’s opponent. It could also be used repeatedly. The price is a thousand five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“They’re great items!” The green gowned old man immediately burst into a howl in Wei Suo’s ears once again. As the saying goes, the quality of the goods depended on its price. The items being placed before Wei Suo, the cheapest among them cost several hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Many of them were items that a cultivator of Wei Suo’s level would not be able to meet.
To the current Wei Suo, items of this sort of level, it was naturally the more the merrier. However, Wei Suo’s entire wealth only numbered six thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Thus, he used the excuse of having to use the restroom and began to discuss with the green gowned old man. After much calculations, Wei Suo selected on the Wind Cloud Shoes, Burning Sun Treasured Talisman, Five Elements Brass Ring, Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword and the Black Turtle Shield.
Although Wei Suo was no ordinary level four Divine Sea Stage cultivator, his strength have not reached a level where he could fight level one or two Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators head on.
If Wei Suo was to fight the Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators head on and exchange skill techniques, then it would definitely be him who would turn into bits and pieces.
Thus, he picked the Wind Cloud Shoes, Burning Sun Treasured Talisman and the Five Elements Brass Ring. All these treasures were used for escaping or binding one’s opponents. Only by making his opponent unable to attack with their artifacts would Wei Suo be able to kill Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivators.
The Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword and the Black Turtle Shield were items that cost as much as the Five Elements Brass Ring, a thousand and five hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.
The Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword was something that greatly pained Wei Suo. That was because the Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword that was formed through Dark Phosphorous Sand and the bones of many different kinds of demonic beasts was a single usage item. The reason why Wei Suo decided to clench his teeth and purchase this item was because he possessed the Dark Demon Blade on him. Having an item with an offensive might comparable to a Low Quality Spirit Level Magical Treasure, it was meaningless for him to purchase other Imitation Magical Treasures. However, the might of the single usage Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword was not only comparable to that of the Dark Demon Blade, it also does not require any True Elemental Energy to activate. The Dark Phosphorous Sand that it would cast alongside its usage was also capable of burning one’s opponent’s artifacts.
Wei Suo feared that if the yellow gowned cultivator’s group possessed a powerful defensive artifact that even a single attack from the Dark Demon Blade cannot break through and kill them. Thus, with the Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword, he would be able to attack them once more. Furthermore, what Wei Suo was worried about even more was the group possessing a Sword Cultivator like the red clothed cultivator. The might of a Flying Sword was something that he likely couldn’t withstand. Thus, he could only use this Dark Phosphorous Bone Sword to match it.
As for the Black Turtle Shield, it was not something mystical. It was a shield crafted using the level five demonic beast Iron Plated Rock Turtle’s shell. Its defense was about the same as his altered robe. Merely, once it was activated, it would appear like a gate blocking before him. He would not have to do anything else. Like so, his safety coefficient would increase greatly.
After purchasing these items, other than leaving some Spiritual Stones needed in order to go through the conveying arrays, Wei Suo spent the rest of his Spiritual Stones to purchase technique talismans that were above level two and Energy Recovery Medicines.
To spend all of one’s wealth on purchasing equipment, only cultivators that were determined to fight against other cultivators would do such a thing.
What made Wei Suo felt very helpless was that ever since he walked out from the Golden Jade Pavilion, he would instill True Elemental Energy into his Transmission Jade Talisman once every short while. However, by the time when it was almost dawn, he had still not seen Nangong Yuqing. Furthermore, not a single person from the Iron Policy showed up.
What that yellow gowned cultivator said was completely true. Currently, all of the members from the Iron Policy in the Spirit Peak City had left their base for the Mind Devouring Bug!
“Fuck!” Seeing that he would not be able to see anyone from the Iron Policy, Wei Suo finally clenched his teeth and proceeded to rapidly walk toward the conveying array located at the southern city district.