Chapter 85: Controlling Spirit technique
Translated by: Chua
Edited by: Earl, Rebel01
Many cultivators were already present when Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing reached Lingyun Estate. Before they reached the Lingyun estate building, Wei Suo remembered that Shopkeeper Tian didn’t pass him any entering Jade talisman. As he was wondering if Shopkeeper Tian was being negligent, the youth Lin Feng from the Golden Jade pavilion strolled out of the Lingyun estate door heading for himself and Nangong Yuqing.
Actually, as the Golden Jade Pavilion’s honored patron, Lin Feng had become Wei Suo’s specialized caretaker. Directly escorting him and Nangong Yuqing to the honorary guest’s box in the second floor.
Comparing this honorary guest box to the previous High Heaven house, this was much bigger and more lavishly decorated. What was more striking was the unique Divine Light formation array installed by the windows. From this box, one could clearly see both the scenery outside as well as the main hall. Yet one couldn’t peep into the honorary guest box from outside.
“Senior Wei, please take a look at this time’s list of precious auction items. I hope there’s something else other than what you wanted that can entice your interest.”
After leading Wei Suo and Nangong Yuqing into the honorary guest box, Lin Feng didn’t leave immediately. Instead, he retrieved a roll of silk, and politely handed it to Wei Suo.
Wei Suo’s heart was stirred and immediately received the roll, unrolling it as he inspected it with Nangong Yuqing. Lin Feng then professionally bowed before leaving the honorary guest box.
“United Void Pellet!”
Just from one look, Wei Suo instantly identified this mystical pellet that could directly allow cultivators at the Thought Division stage or below to raise a level in cultivation.
This time’s auction was hosted in collaboration with the Golden Jade Pavilion, Precious Treasure Pavilion and several powerful houses. Indeed, there was the United Void Pellet refined by the Iceberg beauty of the Precious Treasure Pavilion, Ji Ya.
On this list of items, Wei Suo could see this Pellet being allocated as the fifth auctioned item.
In fact, there were already many famous cultivators that had arrived. After knowing this was a collaboration including the Treasure Jade Pavilion, Ji Ya would also very likely show up. They wanted to personally witness the beauty of Spirit Peak City’s number 1 goddess, and decided to participate in this auction. Because even if they decided to visit the Treasure Jade Pavilion, there was still no chance they could meet the mysterious and rumoured Ji Ya.
“Mind Devouring Bug” Wei Suo immediately glanced at his two Mind Devouring Bugs. Shopkeeper Tian seemed to have purposely separated the two Mind Devouring Bugs apart, allocating one as position nine while the other position 10.
“Spirit Controlling Technique!”
After that, Wei Suo noticed the technique he wanted to control demonic beasts; the starting price was 1500 Low grade spiritual stones; allocated to position 6.
‘Dragon and Tiger Cape Myrtle Gown,’ ‘Eight Trigrams fish,’ ‘Aokiichthys (A type of basal fish).’ These 3 shocking items in Wei Suo’s vision was allocated respectively – position three, fifteen and sixteen.
For the other items, Wei Suo simply swept across but what astonished Wei Suo was a spiritual medicine stump called “Recuperation Grass’, and another true elemental technique called ‘Secret Sunsky technique’. Their starting price was 3000 low grade spiritual stones, and 7000 low grade spiritual stones.
Recuperation Grass was an essential spiritual medicine for peak level 5 Thought Division Stage cultivators.
For example, for Wei Suo to break through from peak level five Divine Sea Stage cultivation to Heavenly Circuit stage, a sixth divine sea must be established within his true elemental energy. The True elemental energy will then join up into a heavenly circuit, causing his qi and blood to circulate quickly which causes the cultivator’s body temperature to swiftly rise. This can easily destroy the cultivator’s bodily functions, causing his body to become erratic and become detrimental to himself.
For cultivators at that bottleneck, they would use the Icemist Fruit that can maintain the cultivator’s circulation of energy, which is an extremely good support spiritual medicine.
For Heavenly Circuit stage cultivators at the bottleneck, they would be able to split their divine sense and pass into the Thought Division Stage; this allowed cultivators to attach their divine sense onto their magical treasures. However, after a breakthrough, their divine sense would be extremely weak and their mental power excessively exhausted. This causes the cultivator to fall under a heavy influence of hallucinations, resulting in uncontrolled true elemental energy and them eventually dying from energy overflow.
The Recuperation Grass is a spiritual medicine that could greatly rejuvenate and stabilize the mind. While breaking through, as long as one consumes a stomp of Recuperation Grass, the chances of breaking through successfully would be greatly enhanced.
Wei Suo already had Icemist Fruit, but he definitely didn’t possess a Recuperation Grass. This stump of spiritual medicine was something Wei Suo wanted terribly.
Furthermore, the Earth level true elemental cultivation technique was definitely rarer than the Recuperation Grass; thus, he wished for it as well.
Moreover, in the entire Heavenly Profound Continent, a high grade profound level cultivation technique was already hard to come by.
Even the greatest techniques in average sects were only of a lower grade Earth level technique. Even those overlord sects who possessed some Heaven level technique, they still wouldn’t simply allow Profound level techniques to leak out. Because for high grade Profound techniques, it was reserved as rewards for talented and elite disciples that contributed greatly to the sect.
Hence, to obtain a powerful cultivation technique, one had to sacrifice themselves for the sect and pay a certain price. This was used by sects to motivate their disciples and as a method to maintain the sect’s cohesiveness as well as to make more spiritual stone profits. This was also the main reason Wei Suo refused to enter any sect. Because at anytime when the sect had to deal with a formidable demonic beast, he may be used as cannon fodder. When that happens, only the few lucky surviving disciples would stand to benefit.
Therefore, every sect would be severely strict with regards to high grade profound techniques and cultivation techniques. If any disciple dared to leak them out, they would certainly suffer the harshest punishments.
Hence, high grade profound cultivation techniques available in the marketplace were probably leaked out by loose cultivators or discovered in historic remains or demonic beast caves. Furthermore, for cultivation techniques at that level, if publicly auctioned off it would normally be purchased by sects and used as the sect’s foundation. The price would certainly be inflated.
The reason why Wei Suo didn’t change his Purple Mystic True Technique was because he would have to dispose of his cultivation and start from scratch. Moreover, the Purple Mystic True Technique is an advanced high level cultivation technique that contains a deceptive nature, and could be favourable when facing enemies. And the other pivotal reason was because he obviously had no means to purchase a high grade Profound cultivation technique.
Currently for Wei Suo’s appetite, he held no regard even for Earth cultivation techniques, eyeing only heaven cultivation techniques.
However, it was completely impossible to buy a Heaven level cultivation technique, and he also wouldn’t be able to afford it. Because in the entire Heavenly Profound continent, there were only roughly 10 sects who possessed Heaven level true elemental cultivation techniques. Even Heaven’s first sect probably only had a high grade Earth cultivation technique.
Even such a low grade Earth cultivation technique that appeared in Spirit Peak City’s auction, it was already extremely astonishing. Because apart from Wei Suo, there was no one else that could refine a Heaven Mending Pellet. Many cultivators of low level cultivation techniques, had already trained to above Heaven Circuit Stage cultivation. And cultivators with immeasurable spiritual stones on hand, were all dying to obtain a low grade Earth cultivation technique.
The starting valuation of 7000 low grade spiritual stones for the Earth cultivation technique was already frightening. Yet Wei Suo could confirm that the end valuation would definitely be amplified shockingly.
“Amethyst swelling crystal”
“Crow profound essence metal”
“Easy Repel Pellet”
As Wei Suo completed his reading of the entire item list, the auction was already starting to begin.
But to many cultivators’ disappointment, the main host for this auction was Shopkeeper Tian from the Golden Jade Pavilion instead of Precious Treasure Pavilion’s Jiya. This had no doubt further enhanced the mysteriousness of the top beauty in Spirit Peak city.
“Intermittent Jade Pellet. Starting price – 500 low grade spiritual stones.”
The total amount of cultivators in the main hall exceeded over five hundred, and the amount of honorary guest boxes on the second floor in this Lingyun Estate was more than the High Heaven House; moreover, the boxes were all filled to the brim. The first auctioned item was a medicinal pellet that could swiftly repair a cultivator’s fractured bones, instantly paving the way for a bidding war.
The final conclusion actually reached 900 low grade spiritual stones.
Because Wei Suo had already seen the auction list, he knew there was the Easy Repel Pellet that had better healing effects; not only was it able to repair fractured bones, it could even heal external and internal injuries. Therefore, he had completely no interest in that pellet, and he indifferently watched the exciting bidding war.
The esteemed guests on the second floor were similarly reserved like Wei Suo, not one sound was heard from the second floor until the third auctioned treasure ‘Jade Cicada Pellet’ appeared, after which an earnest male voice resounded from an honorary guest box. He directly purchased the medicine pellet using 1500 low grade spiritual stones.
Wei Suo understood that sometimes, even when both parents were physically strong cultivators, their child or later generations may still be born with a feeble body; unable to train in true elemental cultivation techniques and become a true cultivator.
This Jade Cicada Pellet was able to strengthen the physique, and someone from the box purchasing this pellet would mean that someone close to them had a weak physique and isn’t able to cultivate.
Probably because of the medicine pellets being the niche of the Precious Treasure Pavilion, the amount of rare pellets here was significantly greater than previous auctions.
“United Void Pellet!”
During the final moments of that pellet which could outstandingly raise a cultivator at the Thought Division Stage by a level, it reached an astounding bid of 4200 low grade spiritual stones. Wei Suo had a sudden impulse of purchasing it with his exorbitant possession of 30,000 low grade spiritual stones. However, Nangong Yuqing seemed to understand his intentions and flashed him a glance. She immediately caused Wei Suo to calm down and retreat from the bidding war.
The atmosphere was starting to heat up. Several cultivators couldn’t contain their impulses and wasted spiritual stones on items they did not need.
“Spirit Controlling Technique!”
Finally, after the United Void Pellet was purchased by a black dressed loose cultivator, Wei Suo’s main objective had arrived. It was the unparalleled technique to control demonic beasts! Its auction had begun!