Chapter 1209: Spring Gold
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Lu Li did not even have the intention to fight for others’ Spring Gold. Even so, he loathed the attitude of this person. Lu Li thought for a moment and decided to walk away.
Undiscovered talents abound in the Divinity. Lu Li would try to stay away from troubles. It was not like he hated others’ guts. He hurried for several miles only to find more mines under the Mountain of Vicissitudes. This was like an underground architectural complex.
The further down he was, the fewer people he could see. He walked on for the time for several incense sticks to burn without meeting a single soul. He used psychic power to make sure that his surroundings were secure and then took out the Wicked Bead. The Deaf Taoist came out.
“How is Little White doing?”
Lu Li put away the Wicked Bead quickly and asked. The Deaf Taoist nodded. “Basically, fine. But every five days, I need to feed Little White a Divine Source. But for Little White to recover fully, you will need top-level herbs from the Divinity.”
The Deaf Taoist looked around. His eyes glowed as he asked, “Lord, are you in the Divinity? Where are we?”
“Mountain of Vicissitudes, Vicissitude House. I need to serve here for a year for Spring Gold.”
Lu Li explained. Suddenly, the Deaf Taoist trembled in joy. His voice was shaking. “Lord, are you sure that it is Spring Gold you need to find?”
“Yes. Why?” Lu Li frowned in confusion.
“That is awesome!”
The Deaf Taoist was practically drooling. “I once heard of Spring Gold. Only powerful warriors like our leaders have the right to enjoy such top-level materials. One piece of Spring Gold can buy countless materials. Spring Golds are quite beneficial for creatures from the Region of Doom. If I can have some pieces of Spring Gold, I may recover to my prime state and even… progress!”
Lu Li was startled, which then turned into delight. He did not expect to be so fortunate. He asked in a hurry, “Deaf Taoist, how strong will you be when you are at your prime state? Can you compare to a warrior on the list?”
“Of course not…”
The Deaf Taoist rolled his eyes. “Lord, do you really think being listed is that easy? There are trillions of immortals in the Divinity, and the list is only for millions. The ones can be listed are powerful ones. They should be commanders in any prefecture army. Even at my prime state, I am not that strong, but I can defeat average immortals.”
“Commanders? Is Commander Ye a warrior on the list?”
Lu Li asked himself. Commander Ye already appeared to be horrifying. If such a warrior on the list was so powerful, how strong would Yan Tiangang be? Lu Li could not imagine. He believed he would be killed by Yan Tiangang once he was within his reach, and he would never have the chance to survive.
“Let’s go and find some Spring Gold!”
Lu Li waved his hand and advanced with the Deaf Taoist. They should find one piece of Spring Gold and see if the Deaf Taoist could consume it. If the Deaf Taoist could recover to his best state, at the very least, Lu Li would be safe in the mines, and he would not be afraid of any other immortals attacking him.
Commander Ye said that they could not keep any Spring Gold to themselves, but he did not say that the Spring Gold could not be consumed. Of course, the average immortals might not be able to consume Spring Gold or else Commander Ye would have made that clear.
The two hurried. Not long afterwards, they ran into a team. Lu Li and the Deaf Taoist stayed on the side quietly. That team glanced at them but paid no attention and left.
Lu Li and the Deaf Taoist kept on searching. The Deaf Taoist’s psychic power was stronger than Lu Li’s and could reach into the rock walls for several miles. However, it frustrated them that they had been walking around for two hours, covering a long way without finding even a piece of Spring Gold.
“How about we find a small pit and dig in further?”
Lu Li noticed that many people were digging out new tunnels on their own. After all, those existing tunnels were old. The Spring Gold would have been unearthed by others even if there were any.
The Deaf Taoist agreed. They began to look around. When they found a path out of the way, they snuck in and used some rocks to block the entrance.
Into the depth of the path, Lu Li used the iron pick given by the prefecture warriors and aimed at the black rock. With a muffled sound, a rock was removed.
The black rock was not that hard or else Lu Li would not know how to proceed. Giving the iron pick to the Deaf Taoist, Lu Li said, “You do it. I will cultivate.”
The Deaf Taoist nodded without saying anything else. He was Lu Li’s spiritual beast, i.e. a slave. How could he say no to Lu Li’s orders?
“Bang, bang, bang!”
The Deaf Taoist swung the iron pick and worked quickly. The rocks were removed one after another and then smashed into dust.
Sitting in the corner, Lu Li first took out the Wicked Bead to check on Little White. Making sure that Little White was still breathing, Lu Li began to cultivate.
He had learned the wind-related Profound Meanings, but his mastery was not complete. For the last couple of months, before he ascended, he had been spending time with his family and friends. He did not have time to stabilize his realm. Taking the free time now, he could finish this task.
The Deaf Taoist worked fast. He did not make the path too wide, just dozens of feet. He was strong and the iron pick danced in his hands. In the time for three incense sticks to burn, he had forged ahead one thousand feet.
Unfortunately, not even one piece of Spring Gold showed up. Of course, if they could find a Spring Gold just by digging for one thousand feet, the task would not be that difficult.
Lu Li observed for a while and decided to leave the Deaf Taoist alone. He began to cultivate while the Deaf Taoist continued on his own.
He did not want to form any teams precisely for this reason. Why would he leave the free labor unused? It was a pity that he only had one iron pick and that the immortal’s body was too obvious, or else he would have let the immortal’s body join as well.
Half a day later, not one piece of Spring Gold emerged. The path now had a length of miles. The Deaf Taoist was not upset though, and he went on.
“Lord, there it is!”
Over a day later, the Deaf Taoist’s delightful words echoed in the path. Lu Li opened his eyes and rushed over to the Deaf Taoist. He threw a look at a piece of metal the size of a hand at once.
“This is Spring Gold!”
This hand-sized rock was just like the piece of Spring Gold the prefecture warriors showed them. The Spring Gold was golden in color with some colorful airstreams moving about. Something about it made people feel comfortable. One look and Lu Li could tell that this was valuable.
“Try and see if you can consume it. I will keep an eye out!”
Lu Li waved his hand. The Deaf Taoist sat down in excitement. Lu Li stayed on guard and monitored the situation with psychic power.
The Spring Gold belonged to the Vicissitude House. All the Spring Gold must be turned in. The Deaf Taoist and even Lu Li would be executed for sure if the Deaf Taoist was caught consuming the Spring Gold.
“Yes, I can!”
A moment later, the Deaf Taoist excitedly opened his eyes. He nodded to Lu Li gratefully. “Lord, please protect me. I can finish in two hours at most.”
Lu Li waved his hand. Some black bubbles came out from the Deaf Taoist’s hands and enveloped the Spring Gold, which was being consumed. Lu Li checked their surroundings with psychic power. If he detected any signs of disturbance, he would tell the Deaf Taoist to put away the Spring Gold at once.
Over two hours later, the Spring Gold was completely gone. The Deaf Taoist opened his eyes with excitement and said with certainty, “Lord, I have recovered a bit. This Spring Gold is amazing. Five more and I can recover to my best state.”
“Okay. Keep going!”
Lu Li was relaxed and waved the Deaf Taoist to work.