Chapter 80: What a character!
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_
With Lin Feng’s cultivation level, he naturally couldn’t undo the seal left behind in the storage bag by an Aurous Core stage cultivator.
But it was no match for the River Styx Primordial Water he had that could purify all mana. He retrieved the Pearl of Styx from Wang Lin. Even though he couldn’t use the Pearl of Styx to fight enemies, it was still very easy for him to draw out some River Styx Primordial Water to remove the seal Hui Kong left on the storage bag.
Opening the storage bag, he stuck out his head and took a glance. Instantly, Lin Feng twitched his lips.
The Monk Hui Kong seemed to have really walked the path of penance. His storage bag was broke; there really wasn’t anything good inside.
Besides some miscellaneous items like clothes and money, there were only some medicinal ingredients.
Because Lin Feng knew absolutely nothing about medicinal ingredients, he could only miserably cross-refer them one by one with the system to determine the species of the medicinal ingredients.
While he plowed through the ingredients, Lin Feng found something that made him ecstatic.
These ingredients were actually the raw materials for the Thunderous Echo Elixir. With these ingredients and adding the pill formula obtained from Hui Ku, Lin Feng could make the Thunderous Echo Elixir himself.
“Not bad, not bad. Even though it’s a bit troublesome, it’s not a big deal. I must take action to enrich my life,” Lin Feng thought happily and continued to inspect the storage bag.
Suddenly, a bronze mirror attracted Lin Feng’s attention.
The mirror was one foot in diameter. The mirror frame was intact, but there was a giant hole in the center of the mirror. Although Lin Feng could clearly sense that there was still spiritual energy retained in the bronze mirror.
Lin Feng picked up the bronze mirror and the system notification suddenly rose up beside his ears.
“The Host has triggered random side quest, repairing the Heaven and Earth Mirror.”.
Lin Feng opened wide his mouth and only closed it after a long while: “Does Lady Fortune smile upon me?”.
He still hadn’t completed the side quest from The Wind & Thunder Sigil before and now he’s gotten another one. Happiness came too suddenly and it truly caught Lin Feng off guard.
“You’re called the Heaven and Earth Mirror? That’s a pretty grand name,” Lin Feng pulled himself together and started to read the quest description.
Random side quest: Repairing the Heaven and Earth Mirror.
Quest Background: The treasure the Heaven and Earth Mirror has suffered great damage. Collect enough galaxy sand to repair the Heaven and Earth Mirror.
Quest Time Limit: Three months, if not completed on time, the quest is failed.
Lin Feng scratched his head: “They’re both three months, but the Great Hengduan Mountain Range is in the East while the Great Swamp of the Ancient Regions is in the west. Were they more than hundreds of thousands of kilometers away from each other? Even with the Black Cloud Flag, there is not enough time to reach the two places within three months.
With such distance, he couldn’t travel to the two places even with the Black Cloud Flag. The Black Cloud Flag’s spatial shifting ability could only travel short distances. If he flew, the speed was also clearly not enough.
That was just the time spent on traveling. If he added in the time to complete the quests and find the items, time would be even tighter.
The two quests were both to find items. The items were there and he was not afraid of someone getting there before him and taking them. But if he didn’t complete the quests on time, the side quest rewards issued by the system would definitely be gone.
Yet it just so happened that right now Lin Feng really needed the side quest rewards to accumulate enough trading points to go trade for the Tao techniques required to complete his main quest.
Side quests were randomly issued and if he missed this opportunity he didn’t know when he would get another chance.
Lin Feng embraced one principle, and that was that one’s luck was conserved. Today he had great luck so for a long time in the future he probably wouldn’t have such treatment…
“My head hurts.”. Lin Feng shook his head and once again went through Hui Kong’s storage bag. After not having any other gains, he placed his attention back on the pile of ingredients: “Before anything else, find a way to get a pill cauldron first and then make a Thunderous Echo Elixir. The longer Xiao Yan’s injury drags on, the worse his condition gets.”.
Lin Feng controlled the Black Cloud Flag and flew hundreds of kilometers before landing on the ground. After asking the way, he flew back up and arrived at an old city in the southeast area of the Great Qin Dynasty. This place is that same as Chuzhou, there was also a massive cultivation material trading square.
Lin Feng’s goal was to find a crucible or a cauldron.
Even though there were cauldrons in the trading system and they were also all good stuff, the number of trading points required was too great. Right now, Lin Feng desperately needed trading points to trade for Tao techniques. He wished that he could split one point into two to spend; he was truly reluctant to trade for a pill cauldron.
Thus he could only come to the city square himself to find one, although Lin Feng was cautious and he brought along Zhu Yi.
Entering into the city square, he instructed Zhu Yi and then the two people split up. Lin Feng wandered around for half a day but didn’t find a suitable core cauldron.
The complexity of cauldrons was the highest of all magic items. The creation process involved alchemy, spell formations, and other such things. Its creation difficulty was ranked number one in item crafting.
The Thunderous Echo Elixir also wasn’t an ordinary medicine. Making this kind of high-level pill, a quality crucible could greatly increase the success rate and play a big role.
Lin Feng who didn’t have any gains sighed. After determining Zhu Yi’s position and walking over, he saw Zhu Yi bartering with a wandering cultivator.
Lin Feng took a close look. Zhu Yi was holding a cauldron which looked pitch-black and very normal. The only tenuous redeeming factor was its quaint style.
But Lin Feng didn’t dare to look down on this cauldron in the slightest because it was found by Zhu Yi.
Who was Zhu Yi? The chosen one, the king of luck!
A max Fortune score of 10, even Xiao Budian and the others who were also main character level could not compare with him.
This kid was definitely a weapon of mass destruction for finding treasures.
At this time Zhu Yi also saw Lin Feng walk over. He hurriedly greeted him: “Master.”. At the same time he also quietly used his mana to transmit his voice to Lin Feng: “Master, this cauldron may look ordinary, but I feel like there is something strange with it. I think you should take a closer look”.
Lin Feng thought in his mind, good disciple, as long as you feel like something’s strange.
But on the surface, Lin Feng only lightly scanned the cauldron and then didn’t pay it any more attention. Zhu Yi also didn’t speak anymore and obediently stood behind Lin Feng.
Seeing that Lin Feng was the true customer, that wandering cultivator selling things hurriedly used his silver tongue to recommend his merchandise to Lin Feng.
Lin Feng randomly picked up a white jade jewel box. It was cool to the touch but not cold. The cold aura within flowed continuously and it was always uniform without any change.
Seeing this, the seller instantly introduced with high spirits: “You have good eyes, my fellow Taoist. This Energy Sealing Casket is of extraordinary quality and is carved from an entire Energy Sealing Stone. If you put valuable medicinal ingredients within, not the slightest bit of their spiritual energy and medicinal properties will be lost. It truly is an exceptional treasure.”.
Once they are picked, some spiritual herbs will rapidly lose their spiritual energy and become useless. At this time, with an Energy Sealing Casket, one does not need to fail on the verge of success.
Lin Feng asked indifferently: “How are you selling it?”.
“Are you prepared to trade using an item or pills?”.
“Do you want Energy Cultivation Pills?”. Energy Cultivation Pills were pills Lin Feng obtained from Hui Kong’s storage bag. They were rich with spiritual energy and could solidify one’s foundation. It helped cultivators in practice Tao techniques.
The wandering cultivator’s eyes instantly lit up. Unless he himself knew alchemy, it was very difficult for a wandering cultivator like him without a sect to obtain pills beneficial for cultivation.
“If it’s Energy Cultivation Pills then there’s no problem.”. The wandering cultivation smiled saying: “30 Energy Cultivation Pills and this Energy Sealing Casket is yours.”.
Energy Cultivation Pills were not easy to make, Hui Kong’s storage bag also only had just 50-60. Hearing him actually dare to make an unreasonable demand, Lin Feng didn’t get angry. Looking at him, he lightly spat out two words: “Too expensive.”.
The wandering cultivator scratched his head: “My fellow Taoist, this really is a good thing! Think about it, without an Energy Sealing Casket, if you encounter that kind of spiritual herb that rapidly loses its spiritual energy once picked, won’t you cry yourself to sleep?”.
Lin Feng said casually: “Since you’re selling the Energy Sealing Casket, you’re not a herb collector or alchemist. You have absolutely no use in keeping the Energy Sealing Casket. Energy Cultivation Pills are what you truly need the most. I am willing to use pills to trade with you so make sure the price you give me is reasonable.”.
The smile on the wandering cultivator’s face froze and he felt distressed in his heart. Originally he saw that Lin Feng was a new face so he made an unreasonable demand, but he didn’t think that Lin Feng knows that practice. He bit his teeth and said: “25 Energy Cultivation Pills, I really can’t go any lower.”.
“5.” Lin Feng grinned, but he almost made the wandering cultivator jump up: “Are you joking? Are you here to mess with me?”.
Seeing him become angered, Lin Feng wasn’t worried. He said leisurely: “Just now you said this was carved from an entire Energy Sealing Stone?”.
The wandering cultivator’s heart jumped. He saw Lin Feng point at the Energy Sealing Casket and say: “You tell me, what’s with this seam joined together?”.
“Messing around? Who’s messing around?”. Lin Feng’s expression abruptly changed and he had a cold face: “Playing tricks in this city square, what do you think the result will be?”.
Laughing helplessly, the wandering cultivator said in a low voice: “My fellow Taoist, please forgive me, I had no choice. How’s about this, 20 Energy Cultivation Pills…”. Seeing Lin Feng raise his eyebrows again, he hurriedly changed it and said: “15, 15 Energy Cultivation Pills! I really can’t go any lower or else I’ll make a loss!”.
“10! If you agree then we’ll trade right now, or else let’s go over to the city square administration to have a good talk.”. Lin Feng laughed coldly saying.
The wandering cultivator pulled a long face and didn’t pick up the conversation. His eyes turned around for a long while and he suddenly saw the pill cauldron that Zhu Yi had his eyes on before. He hurriedly said: “15 Energy Cultivation Pills and I’ll throw in this pill cauldron for you. Your protege had his eyes on it just now.”.
“Nice, I’ve really got amazing luck today.”. Lin Feng secretly made a victory sign. On the surface, he put on airs and then successfully got the pill cauldron.
Heading out of the city square, Zhu Yi looked like he wanted to say something. Lin Feng glanced at him and asked: “Do you feel like my behavior of bartering with that child for a few mere Energy Cultivation Pills was very strange?”.
Zhu Yi pressed his lips together and answered: “I do indeed have uncertainty in my heart, please enlighten me, Master.”.
Lin Feng smiled leisurely: “In the end, it comes down to money, but you must not look down on money.”.
Zhu Yi responded saying: “I may have studied the classical scriptures, but I am not a pedantic bookworm who does not speak of profit. But I just feel like haggling over a bit of small profit is a bit difficult to understand.”.
Lin Feng looked at him and said seriously: “Money actually harbors a powerful conception of power of invincibility and wards off evil.”.
“Think about it, in the entire world, the people who pray for money every day far surpasses the number of people who pray to gods and buddhas.”.
“The word money runs through all of the humanity and is currently in the entire greater realm. Basically where there are people there is money.”.
“The common will and demand of billions of people gathered together, what a massive force that is. Have you ever thought of all this?”. Lin Feng lightly waved his sleeve and said coolly: “There are principles everywhere in the world, big and small, this is not just random talk.”.
Zhu Yi was stupefied by Lin Feng’s speech. Only after a long while did he return to his senses. He bowed saying: “As Master teaches, I was shallow before.”.
Lin Feng nodded his head in a composed manner and walked forward in satisfaction. Zhu Yi hurriedly followed behind him.
Bringing Zhu Yi back to their temporary accommodation, Lin Feng immediately took out the cauldron and started to ponder about what exactly this treasure was.