Chapter 106: Fire-Controlling Magical Treasure, A Very Advanced One At That!
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“Magical treasure?” Song Shuhang held the metal fan with both hands, and asked, “For me?”
“In your dreams, this Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan is an experimental item Medicine Master and a treasure refining master completed not long ago. You can use it for now, but in a while, it needs to be returned to the treasure refining master.” Riverly Purple Mist chuckled.
In this world, no advantages were taken for free, especially within Nine Provinces Number One Group, which had always been quid pro quo.
“Hehe.” Song Shuhang was embarrassed, whenever he heard the two words ‘magical treasure,’ he couldn’t seem to let go. It was a piece of equipment that almost every cultivator had to have. As a cultivator, one had to have a magical treasure and a weapon!
“Lady Purple Mist, how do I use this this Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan?” Song Shuhang held the metal fan and asked. He thought that he should probably find a suitable place and let Purple Mist teach him how to use it.
“Here, this is the instruction manual!” Riverly Purple Mist took out an A4-sized book and handed it to Song Shuhang. “Find a place to start a flame, and check the manual as you test. It’s very easy, you’ll learn how to use it right away.”
Instruction manual… instruction… manual…
When Song Shuhang took the instruction manual, he didn’t know why he seemed to have an illusion that what he received from Riverly Purple Mist wasn’t a magical treasure, but an appliance bought online…
When Song Shuhang was having mixed feelings, Riverly Purple Mist reminded, “By the way, every time after using it, make sure to charge it. Charge it three hours, and it can function for twenty-four hours. The usage time is a bit low, but for a pill refining newbie like you it’s enough.”
“Okay, I understand.” Song Shuhang nodded habitually.
Huh? Wait, did I mishear?
“Charge it?! This magical treasure needs charging?” Song Shuhang was flabbergasted!
He picked up the ‘Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan’ and examined it; sure enough, near the fan handle, he saw a charging port!
Suddenly, he didn’t feel too well.
“Your problem is very strange, where does the energy come from if not from charging? Have you never learned about the law of conservation of energy?” Riverly Purple Mist replied with a question.
“No… what I mean is, aren’t magical treasures supposed to utilize things such as ‘heaven and earth’s spiritual energy,’‘immortal energy,’ or ‘spirit stones’ as its energy source? Or, a spirit stone or spirit crystal that can be used for several hundred years.” Song Shuhang speedily complained.
“Spirit stones?” Riverly Purple Mist smiled smugly, and said, “Spirit stones are non-renewable sources of energy, and the less is available, the higher the value. Currently, one low-grade spirit stone can buy ten bottles of qi and blood. Using a spirit stone on a such a low-grade fire controlling device can’t be described with just the word ‘waste.’ Besides, why waste spirit stones when you can use ‘electric energy’ that’s readily available within your grasp?”
Song Shuhang held the ‘Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan,’ his expression glorious. “I got it, I’ll remember to charge it.”
A bona fide magical treasure that needs charging, have you seen one like it? If you haven’t, I’ll be showing you one today!
“Take advantage of the time while you’re free to study the fire controlling fan, I’ll be reporting back to Medicine Master. If you have any questions, just message Medicine Master or the seniors in the group.” Riverly Purple Mist chuckled.
Song Shuhang clasped the magical treasure fan and suddenly asked, “By the way, Lady Purple Mist, will the treasure refining master ever sell this type of ‘Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan’?”
“Of course it’ll be offered for sale; the price shouldn’t be too expensive. It could probably be bought with three spirit stones or less. If you really can’t master the fire controlling formula, you can consider buying one.” Riverly Purple Mist waved in suggestion, “Any more questions? If you have no more, I’m leaving, okay?”
Recently, Medicine Master had used various excuses to send her away, but she was certainly not one to give up easily. One day, she would turn Medicine Master from her nominal master into her dao companion!
Song Shuhang asked in passing, “What’s Medicine Master busy with?”
“I only heard from Medicine Master that he was treating a few fellow daoists. Those friends recently found and adventured into a secret realm, but when they came out, they encountered some trouble. What specifically I’m not sure of, because I specially went to the treasure-refining master to get this fire-controlling fan for you. If you want to know about the specifics, you can ask Medicine Master directly,” Riverly Purple Mist replied.
Song Shuhang quietly nodded.
Only after Riverly Purple Mist left did Song Shuhang put away the Three Stars Fire Controlling Fan and the instruction manual. He had a disappointed expression.
When he came back to his senses, he called his three roommates and asked them out to eat.
Since the foreigner discovered the abandoned school building, there was temporarily no appropriate place to cultivate in school. Cultivation was put on pause. At night, he’d go to Medicine Master’s residence to cultivate a few times.
Meanwhile, a thousand miles away within a Daoist temple in a small village somewhere in J-City.
Medicine Master frowned as he checked four fellow daoists’ bodies.
Those four cultivators were a Daoist priest, a Daoist nun, and their respective male and female child Daoist disciples.
After the checkup was complete, Medicine Master doubtfully said, “Your bodies have no peculiarities. First tell me about when the memory loss happened?”
“This poor Daoist’s last memory is when Daoist Nun Xuan Xuan and I entered ‘The Mysterious Island.’” The Daoist frowned and said, “The next memory was when this poor Daoist appeared on an island in the East Sea along with Daoist Nun Xuan Xuan and the two child Daoists. As to how I entered The Mysterious Island and what happened on the island, I have no clue about.”
Daoist Nun Xuan Xuan continued, “This poor Daoist’s memory loss occurred even earlier… I only remember that Daoist Priest Kun Yi and I agreed on going to The Mysterious Island, and the memories whence I left was lost… the memories of when I woke up are also on the small island in the East Sea. The memories that concern what happened on the way and The Mysterious Island were all lost.”
The Mysterious Island they spoke of was the one featured in the article published by Daily Cultivator, ‘The Mysterious Island Floating Above East Sea,’ where one could indistinctly see chirping birds and fragrant flowers. There was also abundant spiritual qi, and even many types of already extinct organisms there.
Due to that report, there were many cultivators that adventured to the East Sea. At that time, Nine Provinces Number One Group also discussed when they would form a party to check out the East Sea.
However, not many could actually find The Mysterious Island.
The two Daoists were the few lucky cultivators that entered The Mysterious Island. But… their memories from when they were on the island disappeared!
“It was the same for the two child Daoists?” Medicine Master asked.
The boy Daoist shook his head and said, “Senior, I remember a bit more. From when our teacher and master Xuan Xuan entered The Mysterious Island, we encountered a flight restricting formation. We ultimately had to land in a forest on the edge of The Mysterious Island, where many precious medicinal herbs grew. The four of us picked some medicinal herbs, then continued deeper into The Mysterious Island. Then I lost a large chunk of memory, and vaguely remember that we encountered a scary monster beast that chased us for a long time and made us lose a lot of things. After that is another gap in my memory. My last memory is the same as my teacher’s, where we appeared on a small island in the East Sea. Of the items we gathered on The Mysterious Island, only a few stalks of herbs remain.”
“The child Daoist retained more memories than the two of you? Could it be that the stronger one is, the more one’s memory is impaired?” Medicine Master asked.
“If that were the case… Daoist Priest Kun Yi should have lost more memories than me. Besides, my child Daoist lost even more memories than me; she lost an entire month’s memory!” Daoist Nun Xuan Xuan shook her head as she said.