Chapter 93: I Want A Hundred!
The usual chaotic atmosphere of the city’s night market.
A young cultivator clad in an unpleasantly murky robe leisurely strolled through the night market, reaching a shop named ‘Nine Peaks’.
The shop wasn’t extravagant, it only had a front and a rear. Even the warehouses at the rear roughly had only 7-8 rooms.
The casual uncanny young cultivator brought his Ghost Raising Jar out, prepared to purchase a heap of items pertaining to his cultivation; relying on his own resources to make a breakthrough to the Heavenly Circuit stage. Naturally, this was Wei Suo.
Throughout the journey, Wei Suo had already purchased 23 Cyan Beetle Demon Pellets, 6 Golden Spirit Pellet and 2 Fire-earth Dragon Heads which hadn’t died for long.
Due to the old man being able to refine only a few drops of Fire-earth Dragon’s Blood per day, the two heads were adequate for him to last for a whole month.
The reason why they chose this ‘Nine Peaks’ shop, was because even though the shop didn’t look very extravagant and enticing; amongst the North market district, its influence was extraordinary. Probably, it could buy over 17-18 of those old fox shops that Wei Suo frequented previously. This Nine Peaks had an array of artifacts, pellets and raw materials. Moreover, the shop owner Murong Chen was a pretty skilled blacksmith.
If a cultivator handed some materials for him to forge weapons, if the refining process went wrong; he would definitely compensate the cultivator with an equivalent amount of spiritual stones. His reputation had soared amongst the Northern market districts.
Wei Suo still had an elder Mind Devouring Bug corpse on hand. Wei Suo decided to keep the magic pearl formed within the elder Bug, because the old man had a method to forge it within the Cyan Search Silver. Moreover, the old man had been constantly analyzing books and materials, he could confirm that his method of forging weapons were superior. Currently, top quality formation arrays could only allow the Cyan Search Silver to blend with 3 different magic pearls, yet he was able to integrate 5 different magic pearls. Regarding the other materials obtained from the Elder Mind Devouring Bug, he handed over to Murong Chen to forge and refine them.
Why didn’t Wei Suo allow the experts from the Golden Jade Pavilion to do the refining? That was because Wei Suo was extremely cautious, he didn’t want the Golden Jade Pavilion to know too much of his secrets.
To Wei Suo, only Nangong Yuqing and the Ye siblings were worthy of his trust. His relationship with the Golden Jade Pavilion was purely business, and could not carry much weight to him.
Within the Nine Peaks hall, there were 2 shop assistants wearing azure colored clothings. One was relatively skinny and tanned, roughly 20 plus years of age. The other was slightly matured, looking like a 27 or 28 year old, with a pair of jug ears.
Another strong looking brute dressed in black was standing in front of the counter, negotiating with the tanned shop assistant as though he was looking to purchase something. Upon seeing Wei Suo walk in, the jug-eared shop assistant actually didn’t bother to entertain him.
Wei Suo didn’t really bother, minding his own business as he looked around.
The interior decor of the Nine Peaks couldn’t be compared to the Golden Jade Pavilion at all. With one look, he couldn’t even identify any unique formation arrays, only a thin crystal-like layer covered the displayed materials on the counters. To examine those items, it required the shop assistant to retrieve; recklessly examining it wasn’t permitted.
“Kid, hurry and procure that Bloodlotus stem and that Nightfall Fruit.”
Wei Suo glanced towards a counter filled with only Golden Spirit Pellets. At this time, the old man’s voice rung in his ears.
“Bloodlotus stem, Nightfall fruit?”
Wei Suo was slightly distracted, he knew about these two items. The Bloodlotus stem was a spirit medicine that could swiftly clot the blood and rejuvenate the flesh. The Nightfall fruit would only ripen in the evening, just like the Icemist fruit; one had to promptly pluck it without delays, or the spirit energy would dissipate away. These berries was used during fasting, warming the body. It would cast a cosy and warm feeling over the cultivator, allowing them to combat any icy chilling weathers.
With one sweep of his eyes, Wei Suo identified the counter. That blood red skinned, ginger looking Bloodlotus stem; and the green leaf, cluster of 6 – 7 yellowish berries.
However, these two items weren’t something Wei Suo had bought before, he did not even know their valuation nor did he understand what the old man needed them for. With a buzzing tone he asked, “What are those for?”
“Those two items has led me to recall something, it will definitely help you earn at least over 10,000 low quality spiritual stones, but may also result in a failed venture.” The old man’s voice resounded. “Anyway just buy it to try out, you promised you’ll allow me to buy as much as I want today, don’t tell me you’re gonna reject this?”
“An opportunity to earn over ten thousand low quality spiritual stones?” Wei Suo was astonished. “What sort of miracle is that?”
“Let me buy whatever I want first, then we’ll talk. Anyway, whatever I notice will not be a waste of your spiritual stones.” The old man snorted.
“Alright.” Wei Suo nodded. He was about to address the shop assistant, but a fragrance poured into his nose as a male cultivator and a female cultivator walked in.
The male that strolled in appeared to by 27-28 years old, slightly plump but spotlessly clean, looking much more suave than Wei Suo. He was wearing a glittering cyan robe, which Wei Suo immediately recognized to be the half-spirit artifact – Windcloud gown. It was similar to his evasive artifact, Windcloud shoe. Its speed was slightly faster than his shoe, however.
Apart from that half-spirit gown, the stubby cultivator was holding onto a golden bracelet coiled like a serpent; it was emitting a rather impressive spiritual energy, it seemed like a good artifact. He also had several golden rings adorned over his fingers, giving of an air of a tycoon.
Furthermore, the female beside him was rather good looking, she matured with abundance, and her skin fair. She was wearing a Yellow Goose gown which was worth a substantial amount of spiritual stones. Wearing numerous jade ornaments, she looked extremely wealthy.
“Brother Jin, I wonder if there’s any good water element artifacts here.”
Observing such a busty woman with good looks, Wei Suo continued offering his gaze. But when the female spoke, Wei Suo suddenly felt his goose bumps surface.
Because the female cultivator had a terribly childish voice, and even rubbed herself onto the wealthy male cultivator; it was cringingly disturbing.
“How much for these Bloodlotus stem and Nightfall fruit?”
Seeing the blissful and lecherous look on the guy’s face, the cringing Wei Suo could bear no longer as he looked away and voiced out.
“Are there any water elemental artifacts here?”
That jug-eared assistant seemed ignore Wei Suo’s words; but when the wealthy male cultivator asked out, that assistant immediately strode over to them with a wide smile.
“We do have some water element artifacts here. May I know what type our two guests are looking for, perhaps spell talismans, offensive or defensive artifacts?”
“Best would be water element ornaments or accessories that can enhance water element techniques. Defence or offence are fine, but it has to look appealing as well.” The wealthy cultivator disgusting gazed at the female cultivator. “Then it can complement my junior sister Yan.”
“Brother Jin, you’re too nice.” The female cultivator squealed with passion as she rubbed herself against the male cultivator again.
“Disgusting!” Wei Suo felt like his eyes were going to bleed and wither. “He actually ignored us. Wei Suo, he thinks we don’t have any spiritual stones. So infuriating! He actually doesn’t want to do our business!” At this moment, the old man was raging out in Wei Suo’s ears.
“I’m sorry, it seems that I came first right? Don’t tell me that Bloodlotus Stem and Nightfall fruit is not for sale, you don’t even follow the basic rule of first come first serve?” Wei Suo violently snorted.
The Jug-eared assistant hesitantly shot Wei Suo a look. “Apologies, these two guests are our valuable guests, the items they want to buy are worth much more. Naturally, we will prioritize them, I’ll have to trouble this one to wait awhile.”
Wei Suo laughed. “How do you know what I want to buy isn’t worth more than them?”
“That Bloodlotus stem is worth 10 low quality spirituals tones, that Nightfall fruit 20 low quality spiritual stones. A water element artifact is worth at least hundreds of spiritual stones.” The jug-eared assistant glanced at Wei Suo, looking rather annoyed.
The busty female cultivator was interrupted, and she immediately scoffed at Wei Suo with a snobbish tone. “Look at you, what can you afford to buy?”
“What’s the best water elemental artifact here? Roughly how much spiritual stones?” Wei Suo continued laughing.
The jug-eared assistant impatiently answered. “Our shop has two half-spirit water elemental artifacts. One is roughly 3000 low quality spiritual stones.”
Wei Suo acted as if he didn’t hear properly. “How much for 1 Golden Spirit Pellet here, and one Cyan Beetle Demon Pellet?”
“This guest, those are ordinary items that aren’t worth much, you can go elsewhere to buy them.” The assistant frowned. “If you’re bent on purchasing here, then you’ll have to allow me to finish with our two distinguished guest.”
“Exactly.” The wealthy male and busty female scorned. “Are you still unsure of anything? Or you still wish to stubbornly disturb us?”
“The price isn’t high?” Wei Sup glared at the shop assistant. “100 Golden Spirit pellets, it should be worth more than those 2 half-spirit artifacts right?”
“A hundred?!” The assistant’s face immediately changed, as he squeezed out a forced smile. “You mean, you wish to purchase a hundred Golden Spirit Pellets?”
Wei Suo remained expressionless. “Add in another 200 Cyan Beetle Demon Pellets.”