Chapter 59 – I do not like hiding in large holes
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: Fumma, Earl
“Fuck!” One of the horse-faced cultivator’s bulging leather bag was obviously for his Spiritual Stones. Wei Suo opened it and became unable to contain himself. He shouted in his heart.
Compared to these high level cultivators, Wei Suo was indeed still extremely poor.
This horse-faced cultivator seemed to have a hobby of collecting High Quality Spiritual Stones. There was surprisingly not a single Mid Quality Spiritual Stone in his Spiritual Stone Bag. Other than the fifty some Low Quality Spiritual Stones, the remaining were thirty some High Quality Spiritual Stones.
The High Quality Spiritual Stone that contained enough Spiritual Energy of a hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones in every one of them, although Wei Suo had seen them before, he had never possessed any. To Wei Suo, the High Quality Spiritual Stones were extremely rare things.
Thus, unable to contain himself, Wei Suo took out one of the High Quality Spiritual Stones and began to inspect it.
Its size was about the same as Mid Quality Spiritual Stones and Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Merely, its color was creamy white and appeared even more sparkling and pure.
Seeing that Wei Suo actually began to inspect the High Quality Spiritual Stone, the green gowned old man immediately shouted in anger. “You still have the time to inspect a High Quality Spiritual Stone? Shouldn’t you be checking to see if there’s anything that could help you survive?”
Wei Suo became speechless. He immediately placed the High Quality Spiritual Stone away and began inspecting the remaining items.
In the purple gowned old daoist’s Treasure Receiving Pocket, other than a pile of Spiritual Stones, there were two white jade pellet bottles, a Golden Daoist Book, six golden willow leaf-like items and a black pearl.
“This is a Golden Spirit Pellet!”
Wei Suo took out the two white jade pellet bottles. He had originally thought that there would be Energy Recovery Pellets like the bottle he obtained from Lin Daoyi. However, only one of the white jade pellet bottle had twenty Energy Recovery Pellets within it. As for the other white jade pellet bottle, it contained three light-golden colored Pellet Medicine. Wei Suo immediately recognized them. They were the Golden Spirit Pellets formed from level three demonic beasts’ Demon Pellet and many Spiritual Herbs!
The cultivators nowadays would all train using Spiritual Stones and Pellet Medicines concocted through using demonic beasts’ Demon Pellets. A Golden Spirit Pellet, a Pellet Medicine created through using a level three demonic beast’s Demon Pellet, contained less Spiritual Energy than a High Quality Spiritual Stone. However, when using them, the speed at which a cultivator could absorb the Spiritual Energy was much faster than when using a High Quality Spiritual Stone.
Thus, a single Golden Spirit Pellet was worth more than a hundred and ten Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Only someone like the purple gowned old daoist, a Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator who was capable of killing high level demonic beasts easily, would be able to afford this sort of Pellet Medicine to train. For ordinary low level cultivators, although they knew that using Pellet Medicines would allow them to train faster, it was impossible for them to have enough Spiritual Stones to purchase those Pellet Medicines.
Even Wei Suo was unwilling to spend several tens of extra Spiritual Stones to purchase Golden Spirit Pellets.
“High level Profound level martial technique?”
Wei Suo picked up the Golden Daoist Book. With a single glance at the book, Wei Suo didn’t know whether he should cry or laugh. ‘Golden Stream Pellet Technique.’ This Golden Daoist Book was actually a high level Profound level martial technique. In the past, Wei Suo had dreamed about obtaining a higher level martial technique to replace the Purple Mystic True Technique. However, now that he had the Heaven Mending Pellets, there would be no reason for him to bother to learn this Golden Stream Pellet Technique. Thus, this Daoist Book was not of much use to him.
“A set of artifacts?”
Wei Suo picked up the six golden willow leaf-like items. He discovered that they were six thin flying blades. Furthermore, the talisman symbols on these six flying blades were all different.
“Firefly Flying Blades. They’re a half Spirit level artifact and does not consume a lot of True Elemental Energy to use.” While Wei Suo was inspecting this set of artifacts, the green gowned old man coldly gave him the answer to what they were. At the same time, he said, “If you were to have used the Dark Phosphorus Bone Sword and have also exhausted your True Elemental Energy using the Dark Demon Blade. Then, in that sort of circumstance, you could use this set of artifact as a backup.”
“It’s an offensive half Spirit level artifact?” Flash of joy shined through Wei Suo’s eyes. Immediately after, he displayed a bitter smile.
A set of artifacts like that was something that was extremely rare to begin with. However, to the current opponents that he was facing, this sort of item seemed to be insufficient.
“What is this?”
The final thing in the purple gowned old daoist’s Treasure Receiving Pocket was a wax pellet-like black pellet. Wei Suo was confused as to what it was again.
“Mouth Sealing Pellet.” The green gowned old man sneered in a despise manner and said. “When you mix it with water, it would be colorless and tasteless. However, it’s capable of poisoning and killing many level five demonic beasts. If you were to ever feel suicidal, you merely need to swallow this item. Even if there’s a hundred yous, you’ll still be dead instantly. It would seem that this old daoist is also an insidious fellow. “
“Quicksand Talisman, Stone Pillar Talisman, Fire Shield Treasured Talisman, it’s better to have them than not.” The green gowned old man casually explained the various scattered items the horse-faced cultivator possessed.
“”This is?” Wei Suo opened the other leather bag the horse-faced cultivator contained. He discovered that there were only two items inside it: a bag of white powder and a silver colored essence metal. From the appearance of the two items, they seemed to both be crafting materials. Thus, Wei Suo was disappointed. However, once he took out the white powder, Wei Suo became excited.
This bag of white powder was actually the White Phosphorus Beast’s bone powder.
It would seem that the yellow gowned cultivator’s group had determined that the people of the Iron Policy would not be able to defeat the Mind Devouring Bugs and would go in and kill the Mind Devouring Bugs after majority of the people from the Iron Policy died.
With this bag of White Phosphorous Beast’s bone powder, if Wei Suo was to be unlucky and encounter a Mind Devouring Bug in the Cyan Wind Mound, then the chances of him escaping with his life would greatly increase.
“This is the Cyan Search Silver. It’s an exceptionally good material for crafting!” As for the silver fist-sized essence metal, it greatly shocked even the green gowned old man. “This horse-faced miser-looking guy actually had such a thing on him?”
Wei Suo asked in surprise. “What sort of thing is the Cyan Search Silver?”
The green gowned old man responded in a bad mood. “It’s meaningless for me to explain this item to you right now. If you are able to survive and return, I shall tell you then.”
Wei Suo did not bother to argue. He immediately placed all of the Spiritual Stones and other useless items like the Dragon and Tiger Crape Myrtle Gown into the purple gowned old daoist’s black Treasure Receiving Pocket. After that, Wei Suo became silent as he started to think about what he should do next.
However, right at this moment, rumbles were heard. The ground was trembling slightly. It seemed as if a sudden earthquake had appeared in the Cyan Wind Mound.
Once he heard this sound, Wei Suo immediately displayed a displeased expression. “Fuck. Old Man, while I like hiding in small holes, I do not like hiding in large holes.”
These rumble noises came from the Cyan Wind Mound’s underground.
In a northern section’s dense forest of the Cyan Wind Mound were several mines like caves that lead to the underground. Following the rumbles, flashes of light began to flicker past the caves.
If one was to follow these caves all the way down, one would enter the extremely famous and filthy underground tombs of the Cyan Wind Mound.
These ancient underground palaces were generally all in bad shape. Precisely because they were in bad shape, only some sections were still intact while other sections had completely collapsed. Thus, although only a section of the underground tombs of the Cyan Wind Mound would be larger than the Rock Maggot Karst Cave, the interior was extremely complicated like a maze that was no less complicated than that of the Rock Maggot Karst Cave.
If one must describe the place with words, then you could imagine what would happen if a large city that contained several million people were to encounter a large earthquake that threw everything in disorder. After that, the city entered eternal night with no light at all. In such a state, even the residents of that city would not be able to determine east from west and north from south. If you were to ask them to find the route to their most frequently visited brothel, they’d be unable to tell you where it was.
As for this underground tomb, there was a large amount of Rotten Corpse Bugs and various other demonic beasts.
At this moment, in a location deep in the Cyan Wind Mound’s underground, Nangong Yuqing and them were surrounded by the Rotten Corpse Bugs.
This group of Rotten Corpse Bugs numbered above thirty. The rotten corpses that they controlled were black from head to toe. Their skin appeared to be a bit greasy. From a first glance, they appeared like a bunch of people that had been soaked in black tar for a long time. The bodies of these thirty plus rotten corpses were all twisted in various grotesque positions. However, although their bodies were twisted, they were still capable of rushing into Nangong Yuqing and them with a very fast speed. With their two arms that flies all over the place as they ran, it seemed like they wanted to either crush Nangong Yuqing and them to death with their fists or slice them to pieces with their hands.
Including Nangong Yuqing, there was a total of five cultivators that were surrounded. Liu Wu, the cultivator that had met Wei Suo once in the Karst Cave, was among the five.
The full bearded cultivator who wore a hemp clothes would raise his hand every now and then. Every single time he raises his hand, a watermelon-sized circular lighting shield would appear in the surrounding of the five people.
At this moment, a total of thirty to forty such lightning shields had gathered in the surroundings of the five.
Whenever a rotten corpse touched these lightning shields, they would immediately be shocked and started twitching. It was a very amusing sight.
Beside this bearded cultivator was a really short and small black gowned cultivator. Every single time this cultivator used a skill technique, many bamboo shoot shaped rock thorns would shoot out from the ground and stop the movement of the rotten corpses that was pierced by them.
As for Nangong Yuqing, Liu Wu and the other young cultivator with a waxy-yellow complexion, they were casting offensive skill techniques incessantly. The young cultivator with a waxy-yellow complexion wearing a greenish-blue colored robe was actually a level one Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator. Every single time he cast a technique, a rotten corpse would be sliced into multiple pieces by his five dark green colored light rays.
The coordination of the five was extremely well. Although they were faced with over thirty Rotten Corpse Bugs, it seemed to be extremely effortless and have room to spare. In merely a short moment, over a dozen Rotten Corpse Bugs had been killed by them.
However, these five individuals, including Nangong Yuqing, all had a bewildered expression on their faces.
“Nangong Yuqing, what’s the matter?” Suddenly, Liu Wu sensed that Nangong Yuqing beside him had an obvious change to her. He immediately turned around to ask.
Finding it incredible, Nangong Yuqing said, “He actually came.”
Liu Wu and the other three cultivators all looked to Nangong Yuqing who appeared to be a slight daze with confused expressions. “Who?”
“It’s that Wei Suo that you have seen before. This Transmission Jade Talisman would only shine should I be within three hundred miles from him. This underground palace is over a hundred miles underground. At this moment, he is definitely not far from one of the entrance to the Cyan Wind Mound’s underground tomb.” Nangong Yuqing took a glance at the Transmission Jade Talisman in her hand that was still shining with light and then said to Liu Wu and the others. “Logically, he shouldn’t be coming to the Cyan Wind Mound at such a time. Furthermore, for him to use the Transmission Jade Talisman at such a place, he must know that I am at this location and is trying to transmit some sort of information to me.”
“The matter does seem to be abnormal.” The young cultivator with a waxy-yellow complexion at level one Heavenly Circuit Stage said with a deep voice. “We’ve separated into three groups to search for the Mind Devouring Bug. Logically, it is impossible for all three groups to be attacked simultaneously. Furthermore, these Rotten Corpse Bugs doesn’t appear to be normal, it seemed like they’re only here to stall us and prevent us from gathering with the other two groups.”
“How could that be?! It’s impossible for something like the Rotten Corpse Bugs to possess intelligence.” The short and small black gowned cultivator immediately shook his head and spoke with a sharp voice.
The young cultivator with waxy-yellow complexion, who seemed to be the leader of the five, grew silent for a moment. “No matter what, we shall meet up with Na Lanbing and them first. After that, we shall try to get in contact with Nangong Yuqing’s friend.”
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