Chapter 97: Cultivator from Ten Years Ago
“What is that thing?”
The green gowned old man silently observed. Wei Suo nodded and asked as he followed that skinny cultivator into a narrow alley.
The skinny cultivator examined his left and right before mysteriously answering. “The thing I want to see, is actually a piece of information.”
“An information? Wakao*!” The old man’s voice instantly resounded with disappointment.
(*Wa-kao is a slang in chinese for F***)
Wei Suo was rather intrigued. “What information?”
“An information about a spirit artifact.” The skinny cultivator laughed silently. “Follow my directions, and you’ll be able to obtain a spirit class magic treasure.”
“What you mean is… I just need to pay you some spiritual stones, and you’ll tell me the whereabouts of the spirit artifact, and you want me to obtain it myself?” Wei Suo emotionless glared at this skinny cultivator.
The skinny cultivator laughed. “This brother is really an intelligent person, you immediately understood my intention.”
Wei Suo glanced at him. “Then how much spiritual stones do you want?”
The skinny cultivator hesitated for a moment. “500 low quality spiritual stones.”
“500 low quality spiritual stones?” Wei Suo sneered. “How about I tell you the whereabouts of a Path class magic treasure for 1000 low quality spiritual stones?”
The skinny cultivator was slightly confused. “You know a place that has a Path class magic treasure?”
Wei Suo scoffed. “Even if don’t, I wouldn’t say it right? You know a place with a spirit artifact, but you’re not retrieving it for yourself; and actually request just 500 low quality spiritual stones in exchange for a 6-7000 low grade spiritual stones spirit artifact. You think I’m an idiot?”
The skinny cultivator shook his head. “So it is brother that thinks I’m spouting rubbish, trying to swindle some spiritual stones. I have my own bitter reasons for not going to retrieve the spirit artifact. The spirit artifact is not in any safe place, it is stuck on the back of a demonic beast. With my cultivation, I have no chances of facing that demonic beast.”
“Stuck on the back of a demonic beast?” After hearing the skinny cultivator’s words, Wei Suo felt a sense of absurdity. Perhaps this cultivator is referring to that Elder Scarlet Beetle?
“A load of crap. If a spirit artifact is lodged onto the back of a demonic beast, then the beast should at least be heavily wounded, you cannot defeat that?” The ridiculous feeling in his heart caused Wei Suo to scoff coldly. “And if you can’t defeat it, what makes you think I can?”
“I know it’s hard to believe, but I promise my words are the truth, I can swear on it.” The skinny cultivator bitterly smile. “That demonic beast seemed like an evolved Elder class demonic beast, its shell was exceptionally thick. Even though the spirit artifact broke through the back shell, it didn’t penetrate very deeply. That is why the demonic beast wasn’t very badly injured. But I’ve observed this brother’s generosity with your money. On the way, you’ve already purchased several thousand spiritual stones worth of items, you’re definitely not a simple low level cultivator. That demonic beast was originally a level 2 demonic beast. Even if it had evolved, based on my perception of brother, you’ll definitely be able to take down that demonic beast.”
Speaking till here, both the old man and Wei Suo could already confirm this skinny cultivator was talking about that Scarlet Beetle. It seems like that bunch of Scarlet Beetles ran amok, and got spotted by this cultivator.
Wei Suo mumbled to himself as he shook his head, displaying a fierce expression. “This brother, that evolved demonic beast you’re talking about, is an Elder Scarlet Beetle right?”
“What! How did you know!” The skinny cultivator got a huge shock, his face had turned ghastly pale as he glanced at Wei Suo.
Wei Suo didn’t answer him, but instead questioned him. “Have you seen Li Honglin from the Golden Eagle Palace?”
“Nope.” The skinny cultivator had no clue what Wei Suo was going on about, his confusedly stared at Wei Suo.
“That is me!” Wei Suo snorted coldly. “Let me tell you, our Golden Eagle Palace has already found that Scarlet Beetle long ago. We already planned to slay that Scarlet Beetle in a few days, and retrieve that tiny arrow from it. I never expected you to have spotted it as well, now you know, what will be the consequences if this spreads right?”
“I understand, I understand.” The skinny cultivator submissively nodded his head. “This matter will be starved within my belly, nobody will hear of it.”
“That is good.” Wei Suo emotionlessly replied. “If I discover that others managed to pull a fast one over us, then you better watch yourself.”
After speaking, Wei Suo heavily snorted. Glaring one last time at this cultivator, he then strolled back towards the Northern night market of Spirit Peak City.
“Well done. Haha, this filthy wretched brat, abusing your power to bully others. Beautifully done, I like it.” As Wei Suo turned, the old man had started laughing loudly. “But if he hadn’t mentioned it, I would’ve already forgotten about it. Although he has been scared to death by your impersonation of the Golden Eagle Palace, that doesn’t mean others wouldn’t chance upon that Scarlet Beetle. Based on your current strength, you can really try considering slaying that Scarlet Beetle.”
Wei Suo was stirred, but he hesitated for a moment before shaking his head. “Going out now isn’t safe. Best if we wait for me to reach the Heavenly Circuit Stage, and raise the Purple Mystic True technique to an Earth level cultivation technique before saying.”
“That’s fine.” The old man agreed. “Staying at Cyan Mountain, you won’t have to fear troubles. If you can preserve your life, and increase your cultivation; whatever spirit artifact, Path artifact even Mystic artifact wouldn’t be a problem. There will always be opportunities.”
“Let’s first check if there’s anything to deal with that Blood Dragon.” Wei Suo calculated, he was left with 17,000+ low quality spiritual stones, and he still had to pay Nine Peaks shop over 7,000, his usable amount wasn’t much now. That very possible existence of the Blood Dragon and the Golden-spotted Ginseng really stirred his heart. Spirit artifact can be easily purchased with adequate spiritual stones in bigger cities, but the Golden-spotted Ginseng was something that couldn’t be bought with mere spiritual stones.
“Alright! Let’s buy more, I like it!” The old man ecstatically cried out. “Eh? There seems to be some yellow elemental essence on that left stall. Although your Beast Slavings booklet didn’t record it, I know that item can be used to strengthen the qi and blood of a demonic beast. It can be used to concoct a medicinal liquid, and will be vastly beneficial to your Mind Devouring Bug. Hurry up and purchase it.”
“Is that so?” Wei Suo followed accordingly to the old man’s direction. On the stall of a dark blue robed middle aged cultivator, there was a piece of what looked like a soybean, with a deep yellowish color.”
Wei Suo’s gaze was fixated onto that deep yellow elemental essence as he walked over.
The middle-aged cultivator looked over, realizing that Wei Suo was eyeing that yellow elemental essence in front of him. After realizing Wei Suo’s target, that cultivator’s face changed drastically, immediately wrapping everything in front up as he headed towards the exit of the market.
The action caused Wei Suo to be stunned.
After witnessing this shocking and sudden behavior of the middle aged cultivator, Wei Suo’s face turned ashen as he immediately pursued him.
Slightly confused, the old man asked, “Did you have any conflicts with that cultivator before? What happened?”
Wei Suo’s voice carried a chill. “If I didn’t recall wrongly, his surname is Chen. He is my father’s good friend, and I’ve seen him several times. In the past, my parents, him and several cultivators travelled together.”
The old man remained silent.
“This brother ahead, is your surname Chen?” Wei Suo bluntly raised his voice.
That middle aged cultivator seemed not to have heard anything, instead his pace became faster.
Wei Suo’s heart felt rather perilous.
That middle aged cultivator’s features seemed to be slightly different to that surnamed Chen from the past, but the shape of his back was identical. That was because Wei Suo remembered that surnamed Chen cultivator previously, while walking, his left shoulder would be more slanted than his right.
Based on that cultivator’s reaction, Wei Suo could already determine that it was the same surnamed Chen cultivator that went with his parents to the Sky Dome previously.
As long as he caught up to him, he would be able to get a clear account of what happened when his parents went to the Sky dome when Wei Suo was only 13 years old.
Wei Suo could remember clearly, that surnamed Chen cultivator had a much lower cultivation than his own parents. At most he was a Divine Sea Stage level 3, and always maintained a good relationship with his parents. His parents had always entrusted him for their matters, and treated him with care. But upon using his Aura Determining technique, this surnamed Chen cultivator now had a cultivation of Heavenly Circuit Stage level 1. Moreover, the skill technique he trained in, had been changed. It was at least a profound class skill technique.
The surnamed Chen cultivator wildly raced through the market. “Who can stop that person! I’ll give him 500 low quality spiritual stones!” Wei Suo billowed loudly as he realized he couldn’t reach him.
The cultivators around were obviously moved upon hearing Wei Suo’s declaration. But that cultivator continued sprinting, his body emitted 6 clumps of blazing splendor, waves of biting pressure pulsated out.
“Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator!”
Those block-headed cultivators immediately changed their expressions. Even though Spirit Peak City prohibited personal battles with skill techniques, if several low level cultivators were to come forward, they would be able to stop him. But the majority of the Divine Sea Stage level 3-4 cultivators were extremely clear on the consequences of offending a Heavenly Circuit Stage cultivator.
Suddenly, that surnamed Chen cultivator flicked his wrist, tossing a black cloth sack in Wei Suo’s direction.
The black cloth bag landed on the ground, and was immediately snagged by the pursuing Wei Suo.
With no time to check the contents, Wei Suo continued to chase after him. When he arrived at a Heaven’s First sect specially installed formation array constructions, he watched as the surnamed Chen cultivator disappeared into a glowing white formation.
“Don’t need for change, hurry and activate that formation!” Wei Suo directly tossed a mid quality spiritual stone over to one of the Heaven’s First sect disciple, as he pointed towards that formation array that had just lost its white glow.