Chapter 78 – Soaking in the hot spring together
Translated by: Pumpkin
Edited by: DeviousGrief, Fumma, Earl
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After Wei Suo asked Shopkeeper Tian to order a Thousand Refinement Silver that could be used to test the might of magical treasures, he left the Golden Jade Pavilion.
The transaction between Wei Suo and Shopkeeper Tian was a delight to both parties. They had come to an agreement where the Golden Jade Pavilion would deliver the Thousand Refinement Silver that he requested together with the Cyan Beetle’s demonic pellets after they finished gathering the amount he requested. Currently, the amount of Spiritual Stones Wei Suo had in his Treasure Receiving Pocket numbered at a value equivalent to over thirty five thousand nine hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones. If a level three or four Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator was to possess this many Spiritual Stones on them, they would’ve shocked everyone. However, Wei Suo was only a level four Divine Sea Stage cultivator.
After he left the Golden Jade Pavilion, Wei Suo instilled his True Elemental Energy into the Transmission Jade Talisman.
As he readied the list of items those cultivators had on them, giving the list to Nangong Yuqing at an earlier moment would’ve allowed him to have one less load of worry on his mind.
However, Wei Suo did not go to the largest bulletin board at the northern city district’s market. Instead, he directly walked past the northern city district’s market and proceeded toward his residence.
The reason for this was because Wei Suo knew that many of Wen Daoge’s accomplices had escaped. If he was discovered and followed, it would be somewhat dangerous. If he could be a bit more low-key, then it’d best to be low-key. Currently, the place where he and Nangong Yuqing had decided to meet had been changed to the outside of his residence.
Due to thinking that Nangong Yuqing might not be as fast as him in arriving at his residence, when Wei Suo walked past the Heaven’s First Sect’s Soul Heart Hall, the place where they managed the renting of residences, he decided to go in.
The Soul Heart Hall was currently empty. It just so happened that there was no other cultivator there. However, the two Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples remained unchanged, it was still the fat and skinny pair of extremely snobbish fellows.
“What might have brought this brother to the Soul Heart Hall?” These two level three Divine Sea Stage Heaven’s First Sect disciples did not recognize Wei Suo. That sharp faced and witty looking Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple immediately walked over to Wei Suo and asked him.
Wei Suo said, “I wish to ask exactly what are the different grades of residences in the northern city district and the differences between them as well as their prices.”
“It seems that you wish to rent a residence?” This Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple gazed at Wei Suo’s gloomy and dull robe. He curled his lips, did not reply to Wei Suo’s question and instead asked, “Approximately what sort of pricing are you looking for?”
With an expressionless face, Wei Suo took out a Spiritual Stone bag and casually poured out some of the Spiritual Stones within it. “I believe Spiritual Stones should not be an issue. The main concern is what sort of residences you have to offer.”
The gazes of this sharp faced and witty looking Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple and that fat Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple who was looking at Wei Suo with disdain in his eyes instantly froze.
That was because the Spiritual Stones that Wei Suo casually poured out from his Spiritual Stone bag was over thirty High Quality Spiritual Stones! Over thirty High Quality Spiritual Stones, that was equivalent to over three thousand Low Quality Spiritual Stones. Furthermore, it appeared that there were a large amount of different colored Spiritual Stones in Wei Suo’s Spiritual Stone bag.
“Brother, the residences in the city’s northern district could be considered to be the best within the entire Spirit Peak City.” Almost instantly, the expressions of these two Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples had instantly changed. Their looks of despise have now been changed to one of flattery and eagerness. “Like martial techniques, the residences here are separated by their quality into Heaven, Earth, Profound and Spirit, a total of four different grades by our Heaven’s First Sect. Generally, the Spirit grade residences would possess private rooms for one to train in. For the Profound grade residences, there would be private courtyards. As for the Earth grade residences, they would generally possess Spirit Fields or Earth Furnace. Furthermore, they would also have defensive barriers set up around them. Although the might of the defensive barriers are not powerful, our Heaven’s First Sect’s mountain patrol disciples would instantly discover if someone was to forcibly break through the defensive barriers. As for the Heaven grade residences, they are the best among the residences. Those residences are located closest to the monastery gate of our Heaven’s First Sect. They are also directly guarded by our Heaven’s First Sect’s mountain patrol disciples. When entering those residences, one would have their entrance jade plate inspected by our Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples. Furthermore, other than having private room for concocting pellets, private room for crafting artifacts, and better Spirit Fields than Earth grade residences, there are also different arrangements in accordance to the martial technique that the residents trained in. For example, there are lava pond rooms especially created for those who trained in the fire elemental martial techniques. There are Cold Jade rooms especially created for those who trained in the ice elemental martial techniques and so on. Furthermore, the environment of Heaven grade residences was also superior to all else. The majority of them possess Spirit Gardens and hot springs. The Spirit Spring Water from the hot springs are capable of rejuvenating one’s body. The Mind Clearing Flowers growing beside the hot springs are capable of relaxing the mind and alleviating fatigue.”
“Are you for real, there’s hot springs?” He had originally decided to ask about this matter casually. However, upon hearing that there really are hot springs, Wei Suo’s heart grew a bit itchy.
Even now, after Wei Suo covered himself with musty sweat from making technique talismans and concocting pellets, he would only get a bucket of cold water to wash himself. If he was able to bathe himself in a hot spring after training, just thinking about that had caused him to become energetic.
“For some Heaven grade residences, there are Spirit Orchards producing flavorful fruits year round.” The sharp faced and witty looking Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple added.
Bathing in a hot spring while eating fruits, oh how comfortable that was. Wei Suo immediately became unable to contain himself and asked, “In that case, if I want a place that have an Earth Furnace room, a hot spring and a Spirit Orchard, how many Spiritual Stones would that place cost a month?”
This Heaven’s First Sect’s disciple immediately replied in a flattering manner. “If these are all you wanted and there are no other special requests, then the monthly rent would be three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones.”
“Three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones?” Wei Suo immediately gulped down a mouthful of saliva. For ordinary level three or four Divine Sea Stage cultivators, even if they were to be extremely frugal in their Spiritual Stones, it would already be pretty decent if they could save up several tens of Spiritual Stones in a month. Wei Suo’s current residence, a house with a Spirit Field, was only eighty Low Quality Spiritual Stones a month. Three hundred Low Quality Spiritual Stones a month, this price was truly a bit astonishing.
However, once he recalled how using the Cyan Beetle’s demon pellets to concoct Heaven Mending Pellets was equivalent to burning away Spiritual Stones, Wei Suo whose heart was extremely itchy was unable to contain himself. He decided to try living in that place for a month to broaden his horizons first.
“In that case, give me one such residence first. If I end up feeling dissatisfied with it, we can change the residence then.” Like a pretentious prick, Wei Suo said to those two Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples.
The two Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples immediately started to flatter Wei Suo even more greatly. The two of them guessed in their hearts that Wei Suo was definitely someone with a background. After Wei Suo paid the Spiritual Stones and received the Jade Talisman to the house, the two Heaven’s First Sect’s disciples even saw Wei Suo off in an extremely respectful manner. Even the way they addressed him had changed from ‘brother’ to ‘Senior.’
“It’s truly wonderful to have Spiritual Stones!” After leaving the Soul Heart Hall, Wei Suo uttered these words.
Wei Suo now possessed two residences. At that time, he would be able to casually live in one and leave the other empty.
After Wei Suo walked to his Earth grade residence, he became stunned. Nangong Yuqing who was wearing the same white robe as the time at the Golden Jade Pavilion’s auction was standing before his house and waiting for him.
“How come you’ve arrived so soon?” Wei Suo immediately walked over and asked.
Nangong Yuqing slightly smiled. “I haven’t told you this before but I also live in this area.”
“You also live in this area?” Wei Suo’s mouth instantly grew wide. He was unable to even say a word.
“What’s strange about this?” Nangong Yuqing gave Wei Suo a side eye. “At least a third of the Spirit Peak City’s cultivators live over here. The majority of our Iron Policy’s members live over here too. Merely, none of us live in residences as luxurious as yours, all our residences are only ordinary Spirit level residences.”
“Is it really luxurious?” Wei Suo hehe laughed. “How about you just move over and live in here then?”
“Slyboots, can you be a bit more serious?” Nangong Yuqing lightly bit her lips and said, “You actually dared to try to harass your big sister, me?”
“Big sister? When did you become my big sister? Back in the auction, I clearly remember calling you little sister Nangong Yuqing.”
“I’m over thirty years old.” Nangong Yuqing looked to Wei Suo and said, “If we were to compare age, then I ought to be over a dozen years older than you. Thus, I am naturally your big sister.”
Wei Suo shook his head. “To us cultivators, age means nothing. In the cultivator world, there are a lot of female cultivators two to three hundred years old married to male cultivators only several tens of years old.”
“I admit that what you said is reasonable. If you were serious, then I could consider it.” Nangong Yuqing looked to Wei Suo and said, “However, you have not been to the other places of the Heavenly Profound Continent and seen the world before. I fear that you might regret your decision in the future.”
“Enough, with how serious you’re acting, you’re actually making me scared.” Wei Suo scratched his head. “Actually, I am really able to give you this place here. That is because I had gone and rented out a Heaven grade residence.”
“Heaven grade residence?” Nangong Yuqing was startled. She then frowned slightly. “Wei Suo, I know that you had harvested a large amount this time around. However, to us cultivators, we must also consider our luck when we profited Spiritual Stones. It is very possible that while you might’ve been able to earn a lot of Spiritual Stones these couple times, you would be met with bad luck when hunting demonic beasts for a period of time, be unable to kill the demonic beasts after using your artifacts and barely earn any Spiritual Stones. Thus, even when you have a lot of Spiritual Stones, you cannot squander them recklessly.”
“Enough, enough. Not only are you sounding like you’re my older sister, you’re even sounding like my mother now. I had only rented it for a month. I merely wanted to experience the Heaven grade residences that possessed a Spirit Spring Water and a Spirit Orchard.” Wei Suo forced a smile. He knew that Nangong Yuqing does not know that he possessed a treasure like the green gowned old man. To Wei Suo, no matter what, the speed at which he would be able to earn Spirit Stones was guaranteed to a certain extent.
“Fine.” Seeing Wei Suo’s appearance of begging for forgiveness, Nangong Yuqing stopped trying to lecture Wei Suo. She said, “You’ve finished writing the list of those items?”
“Yep, I’ve listed all of them.” Wei Suo handed over a sheepskin scroll to Nangong Yuqing. He asked, “Did you all manage to find any clues?”
“That man wasn’t lying.” Nangong Yuqing said. “However, from the name of that escaped gray clothed cultivator, Liu Zhongzhou, we discovered that some of those people might be related to a Seven Stars City’s organization by the name of Black Fiend.”
Curious, Wei Suo asked, “Black Fiend? What sort of organization is that?”
“It’s an assassination organization. They would receive your Spiritual Stones and assassinate targets for you. However, this organization does not have any previous relation with our Iron Policy. Thus, we believe that there ought to be someone behind them who had hired them. The only thing we could do now is to slowly investigate about this matter.” Nangong Yuqing looked to Wei Suo and said, “Merely, you must be careful in this period of time. It’s best for you to not leave the Spirit Peak City if you do not have to. It would be safer for you to wait till we find some clues from our investigation.”
“Got it.” Wei Suo nodded. He now possess a large pile of Spiritual Stones on him. Entering seclusion training and concoct Heaven Mending Pellets with his all for a while was what he had originally planned to do anyways. He never had the intention to leave Spirit Peak City.
“This is for you.” Seeing that Wei Suo was obedient, Nangong Yuqing slightly smiled and then handed him a black leather bag.
Wei Suo was surprised. “What is this?”
Nangong Yuqing said, “In there are a couple of our Iron Policy’s Heaven Soaring Flares. If you were to encounter danger within the Spirit Peak City, you merely need to cast a Heaven Soaring Flare. If there are any people from the Iron Policy around you, they would immediately rush over to assist you. This is what our Iron Policy owes you, so there is no need for you to be courteous. Furthermore, you had given Liu Wu that pair of black claws. He felt embarrassed to accept it so he also sent an item to you and said that you might have some use for it in the future. As for me, I had taken your Firefly Flying Blades, but I do not have any good things to give to you for the time being. You won’t be saying that I’m stingy behind my back, right?”
“If you don’t have anything good, then just give me a casual kiss or something; that would be fine.” Wei Suo laughed mischievously as he softly said that. At that time, Wei Suo found it difficult to ask Nangong Yuqing and Liu Wu to return those two items to him. Never did he expect for Liu Wu to gift an item to him in return. To Wei Suo, this was another unexpected harvest.
Nangong Yuqing seemed to have heard what Wei Suo said. Merely, she didn’t hear it clearly. She asked, “What did you say?”
“Ah?” Wei Suo hurriedly said, “I didn’t say anything. I only said that it would all be fine as long as you do not say that I’m stingy; how could I possibly dare say that you’re stingy? Brother Liu Wu is truly too courteous. What did he gift me?”
“I still have to deliver this list of items to Na Lanbing and them so that they could investigate it. As for what Liu Wu had given you, just check it out yourself.” Nangong Yuqing gave Wei Suo a side eye. “If there’s nothing else, I will be leaving first.”
“Okay.” With a bit guilty conscience, Wei Suo did not know what to say for the time being. However, after Nangong Yuqing walked away for a moment, as he looked to her charming and gentle back figure, Wei Suo became unable to contain his vulgar thoughts and shouted. “Nangong Yuqing, I had gone to auction off a couple items again. If you have the time, do you want to go to the auction together with me?”
“Let’s see how things are first.” Nangong Yuqing didn’t look back, she merely waved her hand as she said those words.
“Nangong Yuqing, if you have the time, come to my place and hang out. You can enjoy the hot spring and whatnot. After all, I have already rented the place. If I do not enjoy the hot spring, it’ll be a waste.”
“Okay.” This time around, Nangong Yuqing had turned her head around and smiled. “If I have the time, I might come.”
“Wow!” Both this response and Nangong Yuqing’s smile as she turned her head back was something that Wei Suo did not anticipate. In an instant, Wei Suo’s mouth became wide open with shock.
Nangong Yuqing’s amazing figure… what would she be wearing as she soaked in the hot spring with him?
Wei Suo’s mouth was opened wide for a long time. Saliva had almost rolled down from the corner of his mouth.
“Experienced pervert! You truly are a shameless experienced pervert!” At the moment when Nangong Yuqing’s back view disappeared from Wei Suo’s line of sight, before Wei Suo was able to close his mouth, a sharp and clear voice suddenly sounded.