Chapter 96: Passion Igniting Spirit Medicine
“Because I immediately recalled of a place after seeing those two items.” The old man replied. “Do you know what’s a Golden-spotted Ginseng?”
Wei Suo shook his head. “Golden-spotted Ginseng? Nope, what kind of spirit medicine is that?”
The old man answered, “But you should know of the Recuperation Grass that is extremely beneficial for Heavenly Circuit stage cultivators trying to breakthrough to the Thought Division stage right? The Recuperation Grass can nourish the spirit, allowing the weakened mind to rapidly regenerate. The Golden-spotted Ginseng is much stronger than a Recuperation Grass. It can instantly boost the mind immensely. With the Recuperation Grass, a Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator may not be 100% freed from his breakthrough danger; but if a cultivator cannot breakthrough successfully to the Thought Division stage with the Golden-spotted Ginseng, then that cultivator can be deemed worse than a pig.”
Wei Suo’s eyes glistened with brilliance. “So formidable? How much is one worth? And what’s the relation with the two items?”
The old man scolded. “You swine! All you think about is spiritual stones. Such an item, nobody will offer it out to sell, but will use themselves! The stronger one’s psyche is, the larger his sensing radius, the faster his technique execution. Moreover, training, refining, and cultivating would similarly rely on psyche in the future. Do you think you will bring it out to sell?”
“If it doesn’t provide spiritual stones, then you wouldn’t be able to buy anything too.” Wei Suo laughed bitterly. “I’m just asking, anyway I won’t even be able to use it now.”
“Hmph!” The old man snorted disdainfully. “The reason I asked you to buy those two items, is because the place with the Golden-spotted Ginseng has the protection of Blood Dragons.”
(TN: The blood dragon is a type of flood dragon, not the usual dragon.)
“Blood Dragon? Old fart, do you wish for me to die? If I die, you cannot buy anything else you know.” Wei Suo cried out in shock.
Blood Dragon, that’s a level 6 demonic beast!
What is a level 6 beast? In the entire Heavenly Profound Continent, a low grade level 5 demonic beast is roughly on par with a Heavenly Circuit stage level 2 cultivator. A high grade level 5 demonic beast will be able to compete against a Heavenly Circuit stage level 5 cultivator. As for a level 6 beast, it will take a level 3 Thought Division stage cultivator to take it down.
Wei Suo had personally experienced this before. An ordinary Mind Devouring Bug was a level 5 low grade demonic beast, but even a level 1 Heavenly Circuit stage cultivator could not defeat it.
Blood Dragon. This uni-horned strange flood dragon had black blood flowing through its veins, therefore the name ‘Blood Dragon’. Yet only a handful of cultivator can claim to have seen its thick black blood before. For Wei Suo, even with an authentic spirit artifact, it would be trying to squeeze through the gaps in the teeth.
“Don’t be so worked out.” The old man scoffed. “Do you really think I asked you to buy for nothing?”
Wei Suo gloomily replied, “Old fart, what are you trying to say, please say it clearly. Stop beating around the bush, I still need to rush back to train my cultivation.”
“Fine.” The old man reluctantly explained. “In the past, my master and others managed to acquire a Golden-spotted Ginseng. It was different than ordinary ginseng, its usefulness resided in the ginseng fruit that it bore on top. Such a ginseng grew because of the unique earthen properties there, it was impossible to transplant it. An average cultivator would only know how to simply pluck off the fruits, they wouldn’t know about cutting off the roots and properly harvest it. This kind of ginseng fruit only blooms once in 2000 years, its location lies within a ravine at the Duanlong Cliff. If your luck is good, you may really get the chance to harvest it. The Blood Dragons are exceptionally sensitive to the Golden-spotted Ginseng, ordinary Blood Dragons would definitely be guarding it. Previously when I was with my master, he slayed a Blood Dragon. The Bloodlotus Stem and Nightfall Fruit are delicacies of the Blood Dragon, but if one ate these two items concurrently; a dizziness and drunkened effect will overwhelm the Blood Dragon within the period of 2 candlesticks worth of time. Within this period, the Blood Dragon’s strength would at most reach a mid grade level 5 demonic beast.”
“Mid grade level 5 beast?” Wei Suo blinked his eyes. If it was just a level 5 mid grade beast, he was still confident if he manages to breakthrough to the Heavenly Circuit stage.
“I’ve seen many records of the current Heavenly Profound continent. Not many people have gone to this ravine of Duanlong Cliff, if you can obtain a Blood Dragon and a Golden-spotted Ginseng; that’s equivalent to over ten thousand low quality spiritual stones.” The old man continued. “But if that ginseng has been harvested by a random cultivator already, then there’s nothing we can do really, just blame it on your bad luck.”
“Such a place, no matter what we still have to try.” A intense passion had been ignited within Wei Suo. “Old man, you take so long to mention such an amazing place. Think carefully, maybe you have other wonderful places you haven’t recalled.”
“What’re you hurrying for?” The old man sneered. “Not everywhere is as good as that. Forget it, your cultivation now isn’t adequate enough. But I’ve already planned where to bring you in the future. The next stop would be an ancient battlefield where a massive war between cultivators took place. At least a hundred cultivators were slain during the ancient war, none of them lived, it is quite possible to find magic treasures above the spirit class on those fallen cultivators. My previous master coincidentally found out about that place, but before he could go there he was murdered. Now, you get to benefit from that. In the far future, I will also bring you to explore feudal fiefdom and even abodes of immortals; these kinds of places. If your luck is good, it is not entirely impossible to encounter a cave dwelling of a powerful loose cultivator. For these plans and places, I will naturally lead you there when your cultivation is suitable. I can guarantee you, your wealth will not be inferior to anyone within this Spirit Peak city.”
“Shit!” Wei Suo could feel his adrenaline pumping. “Old fart, so you’ve actually planned it out already. Why didn’t you tell me earlier, if you did, I would’ve had greater motivation in my training. Haha, since you’ve been so thoughtful, then spend as much as you like today!”
“Buy! Buy! Buy!” The old man ecstatically squawked. “To defeat a Blood Dragon, best if we bring along a venomous magic treasure. It has the lowest resistance to poison amongst all level 6 demonic beasts.”
As they walked on, Wei Suo abided to the old man, whatever he wanted was bought.
The green gowned old man was really a shopping maniac, he bought a huge mess of items.
Eon-magnetic essence metal. After mixing into a magic treasure, it can greatly lighten its weight. When elemental energy is infused to trigger its might, the magic treasure will become a hundred folds heavier. It was specially used to forge and refine heavy crushing-type magic treasures.
Truesight magic liquid which can be used to enhance a cultivator’s night vision.
Green-radish pearl. Planting it and using spiritual stones to nourish and mature it; when a cultivator is resting, it can be used as a warning device.
All these random bits and pieces of items squandered over 6000 low quality spiritual stones. The thing that caused Wei Suo to turn utterly speechless was a vase of pink liquid, named Skycloud Essence.
It was actually concocted with demon pellets from the Skycloud Serpent and various demonic beast, into a Passion igniting liquid.
If this Passion igniting liquid could be used on female cultivators, Wei Suo’s eyes would be brimming with lustful glow. But the one that the old man bought was only useful on some demonic beasts, it was completely useless against ordinary humans. Instead, when this Skycloud Essence was sprayed onto a cultivator, the demonic beast would get turned on instead, and imagine the cultivator as a ‘beautiful babe’ in their eyes.
Fortunately, the old man’s knowledge was really one of a kind in this world. Even amidst all these random objects, some of the sellers and shop owners didn’t even understand their real usage and valuation.
For example, the old man recently purchased a green swelling crystal that the shop-owner thought was an ordinary water elemental item. But in actual fact, it was a magic pearl formed within a level 5 low grade demonic beast, Leaf Fly, similar to the Mind Devouring Bug!
The Leaf Fly is a powerful water element demonic beast, it’s shaped like an enormous green butterfly and is able to fly. It had 4 additional claws. According to the old man, the magic pearl from it would carry a sputtering and cloning effect. After activating its powers, a wind blade dished out from a cultivator can split into a hundred smaller wind blades. Although its attacking might wouldn’t change, it could cover a bigger area of damage.
Such a magic pearl would be extremely useful when used with any paralysis or ensnaring-type techniques. For example, if Han Weiwei was in possession of such a magic pearl, her ice dragon would be able to split into numerous smaller ice dragons. That way, Wei Suo would never be able to escape the chilling frost.
But because the shopkeeper reckoned this small pearl to be an ordinary crystal, it was only sold for 5 low quality spiritual stones. It was a huge bargain for Wei Suo. And this magic pearl could also be embedded within the Cyan Search silver.
At present, in order to deal with the Blood Dragon, Wei Suo and the old man was looking for a suitable venomous-type weapon.
An unappealing looking item managed to catch the attention of the green gowned old man.
Disguise pellet. It is a special spirit medicine used to alter the aura of a cultivator, causing others to not recognize it.
Because a cultivator can easily alter their appearance as well as voice, it can be done easily with a simple and cheap Alteration pellet. But although a cultivator’s aura can be altered, it can be easily detected by others.
Wei Suo’s current predicament disallowed him from leaving the Spirit Peak city. He had numerous enemies, but if he had several Disguise pellets and changed his features a little, his safety would be almost guaranteed when leaving the city.
“How much for one Disguise pellet?” With the old man as his appraisal, Wei Suo obviously didn’t need to evaluate the authenticity of his purchase, directly inquiring of the shopkeeper.
This shopkeeper was rather small and bald, he looked like a wretched middle aged male with a cultivation of Divine Sea Stage level 4. Upon Wei Suo’s inquiry, he instantly turned excited as he beamed out his stained teeth. “Our Disguise pellets sells for 3 low quality spiritual stones for 1. If this young brother wants to buy more, we can make it slightly cheaper.”
Wei Suo stared at the shopkeeper. “How many Disguise pellets do you have?”
The bald uncle immediately replied. “I have a total of 12 pellets, how many does this brother need?”
“I’ll take everything, how much?” Wei Suo asked.
“An entire batch, 32 low quality spiritual stones.”
“30.” Wei Suo replied sternly.
“Fine, 30 it is.” The bald uncle retrieved a bottle as he placed everything in and handed over to Wei Suo.
“Haha! This is great, time to head out to commit some crimes.” The old man’s wild and crazed laughter flooded Wei Suo’s ears after he had completed the payment of 30 spiritual stones.
“This fox!” Wei Suo rolled his eyes reflexively, looks like this old fart isn’t any righteous person.
“This brother, may I borrow some time to consult you?” A skinny cultivator dressed in a yellow robe embroidered with a tiger suddenly walked towards Wei Suo, as he gently spoke out.
“No way, don’t tell me it’s another Lin Daoyi?”
Wei Suo suspiciously scanned this sharp lips monkey cheeked, Divine Sea Stage level 3 skinny cultivator. He felt that his words were too similar to that previous Lin Daoyi.
“This brother, please relax. I just merely observed that you’ve been purchasing queer objects, just wanted to offer you something. I have no ill intentions.” Seeing Wei Suo’s suspicious state, the skinny cultivator gave a sly smile. “It’s just this item is slightly….unique, not suitable to discuss within this crowd.”
“Offering me something? Good! Good! This mysterious guy definitely has something peculiar, hurry up and check what he has.” The frenzied old man instantly called out.