Chapter 044 – Star Lexicon Spirit Stone
Translated by: BerrryBunz.
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
“Star Lexicon Spirit Stone?” Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li widened their eyes, faces filled with curiosity. At this Star Wind Martial Meeting, they were opened up to new experiences, and heard things they had never heard before.
“Each celestial body will produce a unique spirit stone. Their qi and the celestial body will be as one. Only when you have a hold of it can you very quickly blend into that celestial body. Some have guessed that it is the source of the Star Treasures, but this is just a hypothesis. Once you have the Star Lexicon Spirit Stone, you can set up your base. The base of Star Lexicon Spirit Stone covers at least two hundred miles in diameter, and won’t be attacked by beasts.” Old Fart Wei said with his face stern: “With respect to any celestial body, a safe base to move forward from is extremely important. If we have a Star Lexicon Spirit Stone, then we can clinch first place.”
“Ah, then we better hurry to find the Star Lexicon Spirit Stone!” Tang Tian raised both his hands.
Ah Mo Li shouted as well: “First! First!”
Old Fart Wei was not moved: “Did the both of you know that Crystal Sky, Northern Yan and Beast Academies are all looking for the Star Lexicon Spirit Stone? If we make the same decision as them, we will definitely confront them. The nature of this Martial Meet has changed completely. Now, each opponent you meet is very dangerous. If there’s a chance, they will not hesitate and kill you! This is not a competition but a battle of life and death!”
Tang Tian’s smile had faded. He nodded: “I know, but so what? Don’t tell me we are suppose to retreat? I don’t want to! I want to be first!”
He clenched his fist tight and stared at Old Fart Wei seriously. He said word by word: “No matter how dangerous it will be, I want to be the first!”
“I support Fundamental Tang!” Ah Mo Li said.
Old Fart Wei observed the two for a long time and laughed wildly: “Haha! Indeed, I have foresights! What vigorous young lads you both are! Even this quiet heart of mine is beating with you! Then let’s fight! Let’s get our first place!”
The two raised their arms and cheered.
“Hehe!” the corners of Old Fart Wei’s mouth crooked and turned into a smile: “Since we have decided to take the first place, then we better hurry. As the senior, let me tell you two rookies how to search for the Star Lexicon Spirit Stone.”
There was one more item in his hands now. It was a black coloured circular object. The external side of the circular sector was a sliding track. On top of it carved several complicated patterns, there was one needle that was similar to a compass stuck onto the external side of the track.
Tang Tian found Old Fart Wei amusing. He had all sorts of weird items so he pointed and asked: “What’s this? Is it a Star Treasure as well?”
“That’s right!” A ray of icy cold light flashed through Old Fart Wei’s eyes: “It’s the Star Treasure of Sextans, classified as iron rank and named [Oscillating Apparatus]. The Sextans was a hidden constellation between the Gemini Constellation and the Hydra Constellation. Do you still remember the [True Eye Cylinder] earlier? That was from the Microscopium Constellation. It is situated on the southern side of Capricorn Constellation, between the Grus and Sagittarius Constellations. The Star Treasures of the Sextans and the Microscopium Constellations are almost all for facilitation usage and are rarely used for fighting. However, don’t underestimate the Star Treasures of such constellations. You’ll know in the future that Facilitation Star Treasures are usually more useful than the combat kinds during fights.”
[Robin: Perhaps it’s just me, but I’m instantly reminded of production skills from Legendary Moonlight Sculptor ^^]
Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li were engrossed in listening and realised: This world was vast, and much more profound and interesting than they had imagined.
“The [Oscillating Apparatus] can help to capture any waves up to 100 miles away. The waves of True Power, Treasures, and Spirit Generals.” Old Fart Wei explained as he gestured the Oscillating Apparatus in his hand, putting in True Power.
The Oscillating Apparatus needle started sliding and pointed in one direction, shaking continuously.
“Huh?” a tinge of oddness flashed through Old Fart Wei’s eyes.
“What happened?” Tang Tian asked hurriedly.
“There’s a powerful expert on the battlefield, creating strong wave-like energy.” Old Fart Wei’s expression become weird. He stood up suddenly, closed his eyes, and opened both his arms to the night breeze. A moment later, he opened his eyes and shook his head: “Let’s not care about them.”
Old Fart Wei tuned the Oscillating Apparatus again. This time the needle pointed in one direction.
“Let’s walk this way.”
The three packed their tents and started following Old Fart Wei, pulling all force forward.
They did not encounter any dangers during the night. Their speed was fast, and occasionally, Old Fart Wei would take out the Oscillating Apparatus to counter check their direction.
When morning came, it was as if the sky were painted like multicoloured piano keys, appearing on top of the heads of the three. The three did not feel tired, even though they had been walking for the entire night. They were still as energetic as ever. Suddenly, Tang Tian’s eyelids twitched and pointed somewhere far away: “There’s someone there!”
Old Fart Wei shot a glance and kept it back: “It’s Crystal Sky Academy. Their Star Treasures are a lot better than mine, it’s not surprising if they found it.”
“Oh.” Tang Tian replied.
“How did they get so many Star Treasures?” Ah Mo Li asked confused: “When I was in Beast Academy, I never heard my academy had any Star Treasures.”
“You can buy them as long as you have enough money. The Iron and Bronze Rank Star Treasures can be bought in the market. I heard you can get Silver Rank Star Treasures as well, but I have never seen it before. As for you, it’s normal that you didn’t know. Iron Rank Star Treasures are invaluable. The key point is, in a place like Wu An constellation, it is impossible to buy them.”
Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li finally understood.
“Let’s go. Everything boils down to one’s capabilities.” Old Fart Wei said, full of confidence.
Sure enough, as they progressed forward, the people around them sped up as well. In the vastness of the sea of purple grass, the martial artists were like agile goats, sprinting around the land.
All of a sudden, a tall and mighty red coloured peak appeared in the vision fields of the people. Everyone gathered up their energy as they increased their pace, running towards the mountain peak.
Tang Tian and the other two also sped up.
Two hours later, the three finally arrived at the base of the snow mountain. Old Fart Wei looked up to the peak of the mountain which soared into the skies. The peak was covered in snow. The red colour of the mountain was especially unique. He knocked on a piece of red coloured rock and placed it in the True Eye Cylinder.
“This rock is unidentified. Its uses are unknown.”
Old Fart Wei was stunned.
Ah Mo Li pointed somewhere near: “Quick, there’s a mountain valley.”
Many had seen the mountain valley and were giving their all to rush towards to the mountain valley. The three hurried their way over there as well. The mouth of the mountain valley was not big, it was only about seven to eight meters, and it was surrounded by the red coloured rocks.
“Be careful, don’t let someone strike you from behind.” Old Fart Wei muttered.
Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li became cautious after hearing this.
The mountain valley was deeper and more hidden than they had expected. They had to run in a straight line for quite some time before they arrived at the end of the mountain valleys.
Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li opened their mouths wide and looked at the splendid view in daze.
A red cliff appeared right in front of them. The cliff was very tall and was smooth, as if someone had polished it. What was the most amazing thing to Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li, was that the cliff had innumerable caves. It was dense, and each cave was enveloped by a layer of light. These lights were multicolored and it looked like colourful bubbles hanging off the cliff.
Tang Tian gazed at the sky. As the sun grew stronger, the colours started to fade away.
“It’s the Labyrinth of Spirits!” Old Fart Wei seemed stressed.
“Labyrinth of Spirits?” Tang Tian and Ah Mo Li looked at one another. This was the first time they had heard of such a thing.
“Star Treasures, Star Lexicon Spirit Stone, and other treasures will usually form unique fields around them. These fields are produced after hundreds of thousands of years. When it becomes one with the environment, that’s what we call the Labyrinth of Spirits.” Old Fart Wei’s gaze were deep: “It seems like the Star Lexicon Spirit Stone is in there.”
“Then which one shall we enter?” Tang Tian looked at the rainbow lights and was dizzy: “This is too much!”
“We can only win through luck.” Old Fart Wei spread out his arms.
“Who is going to choose?” Ah Mo Li looked up into the sky.
“Let’s decide by rock-paper-scissors!” Tang Tian said.
“Hey, hey, an old wise man like me will never play such a childish game with you bunch of kiddos.” Old Fart Wei looked with disgust.
“Childish?” This is obviously a battle of the speed of fingers! If you’re afraid of losing, you can say it outright. Don’t worry. I know, you’re old and your reaction is slower. I can understand…” Tang Tian refuted.
Old Fart Wei stared: “I’m old? My reaction is getting slower? Bullshit! Come on! Let me show you kiddos what it means when it says ‘the older, the wiser!’ I have thirty years of experience in rock-paper-scissors…”
After a tough battle, the two looked on with disbelief. Ah Mo Li walked towards the cliff.
“Why is it him that won?” Tang Tian asked, confused.
“Yeah, why?” Old Fart Wei was dumbfounded as well.
Ah Mo Li casually pointed at a yellow light: “This, I like this colour.”
“I can’t believe you actually like such bright colours.” Old Fart Wei was back to his usual self, covering himself casually.
“That’s right.” Ah Mo Li clenched his fist and shouted seriously: “Yellow is violent. I like violence! Woah, I want violence, I want absolute violence, means I needed absolute yellow! Whoohoo! Let’s be yellow and violent!”
The corners of Old Fart Wei’s mouth twitched while Tang Tian covered his face with his hands.
The eyes around them turned slowly, all the girls looked at them with disgust and disdain.
Tang Tian and Old Fart Wei quickly rushed into the cave that was covered in the yellow light.
Once they entered the cave, the three only felt a strong sense of pull towards them. Not even having the time to react to it, they were pulled deeper into the cave by this shockingly strong force.
The three screams resounded through the cave.
In a daze, they did not know how long they had been sliding. Thump! Tang Tian fell onto a strong and sturdy rock.
Tang Tian screamed in pain and opened his eyes in a daze. He swayed and climbed up. The experience was so horrible. His knees were weak and his mind was in a daze.
When Tang Tian was clear, he looked around him. Where was Old Fart Wei? Where was Ah Mo Li?
This cave was about the same size as the plaza. Around him were four more caves, each cave was enveloped with the lights of red, white and black. In this humongous cave, he was all alone.
Right at this moment, footsteps was heard. Tang Tian shouted hurriedly: “Hey, Old Fart, Housefly Cow!”
A shadow walked out of the cave that was enveloped by a white light.
“Tang Tian, I never thought it’d be you.”