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Chapter 0270: Old Wang Next Door
Ning Cheng looked at him in a puzzled manner just for a moment before he spoke up in a very happy voice, “Aren’t you old Wang who lives next door to Han Wen’s immortal cave, ha-ha, I really did not expect to see you here. I just now heard you say that you caught sight of me to be somewhat familiar looking.”
The Profound Core Cultivator on hearing that he was old Wang neighbours to someone, was not only stunned but was even very puzzled, who even was this old Wang next door to Han Wen?
“Did you forget me? Last time Han Wen took you to the Heavenly Stars Auction House together with me, the three of us had even taken a booth…..” Ning Cheng spoke in a very enthusiastic manner.
This Profound Core Cultivator was growing more and more puzzled, although he had participated in the auction before but he had never been to the inside of a booth, this guy definitely got the wrong person. Thinking until here, the Profound Core Cultivator also gave a laugh, “I certainly did not forget, especially now that I saw you, it’s just that I came up to say hello……”
“Haha, old Wang it really is you, you definitely must have recognized me as Han Wen’s friends Hu You, every time Han Wen goes to the auction house, he will always ask to borrow spirit stones from me. It seems that even you have not seen him recently; he must have entered the Small Spiritual Domain’s cultivation ground. I originally had five cultivation jade cards for the Small Spiritual Domain, and one of them was borrowed by him……” Ning Cheng was simply like a chatterbox, and was completely long winded with his words while he spoke non-stop.
[TL Note – Hu You (忽悠) here literally means ‘To con/to dupe’.]
FIVE cultivation jade cards for the Small Spiritual Domain, and he even casually let this Han Wen borrow one? Moreover, this person would even let someone always borrow spirit stones from him; this person definitely was a rich lord, causing this Profound Core Cultivator to grow more and more excited. He did not think even for a moment that Ning Cheng was spewing out lies, how could someone spilling out lies would be able to casually take out three cultivation jade cards for the Small Spiritual Domain?
“No wonder, I was not able to see Han Wen for some time, so he entered the Small Spiritual Domain to cultivate aah……” The Profound Core Cultivator spoke up, simultaneously thinking about the words he wanted to say so as to borrow a jade card from Ning Cheng. Originally, he wanted to stop Ning Cheng and try to exchange his cultivation jade cards, but since he now knew that Ning Cheng still had one left over, as such it would not be too obvious.
“Old Wang aah, I have to enter the Small Spiritual Domain to cultivate, and would only come out after a few months, are you still lacking spirit stones? Last time, in the Heavenly Stars Auction House, you had even asked to borrow a hundred thousand spirit stones from me, although this guy Han Wen is a good friend, he is simply too stingy. He also asked me, if you could even return those spirit stones to me. As if he himself didn’t know how many spirit stones that he owes me. Although it is a hundred thousand spirit stones, it is really not something much for me.” Ning Cheng kept speaking in a long winded fashion, while exaggeratedly waving around his hands.
“How much does Han Wen owe you?” This Profound Core Cultivator spoke as he rubbed his hands together while simultaneously feeling that he must take the initiative to become good friends with this Ning Cheng, as such inquired on his own initiative about the missing spirit stones. According to him, both of them were on the same side of the edge. As his ‘friend’ on the same side, he could see that he really did not take a hundred thousand spirit stones seriously.
Ning Cheng still spoke as if he was without any care in this world, “Nothing much, just a few million spirit stones only, I don’t mind it. However, Han Wen is a very good friend of mine, every time I ask for the borrowed spirit stones, he would quickly give back a little, and would even say, that although it’s good to borrow once but is very difficult to ask for a second time. Really, as if it is something necessary between friends? Right, I still have a spare cultivation jade card for the Small Spiritual Domain, do you want to come in together with me…..”
“Here you go this is your three months’ worth of cultivation jade symbol, once the jade symbol crumbles, you will automatically be sent out.” The old man guarding the entrance was finally was not able to stand it anymore and took the initiative to call out Ning Cheng.
Ning Cheng quickly arrived before carefully taking hold of the jade symbol, “Many thanks senior, your work is simply too neat. I should honour you with at least a few spirit stones.”
Ning Cheng’s hand fell onto his storage ring, when he suddenly pulled back and started raking his head before he spoke in rueful voice, “This memory of mine, the storage ring in which I placed my spirit stones was left behind in my immortal cave, it seems I will have to make a trip back to get them…..”
“Young man, quickly just go in and cultivate. I will not miss your spirit stones.” The old man shook his head and spoke.
“How is that a good thing, spirit stones for me are nothing……” Ning Cheng spoke without hesitation; finished saying this he subconsciously took a look at this Profound Core 8th Level Cultivator.
This Profound Core 8th Level Cultivator simply did not even think before he arbitrarily took out a storage bag before throwing it to Ning Cheng and saying, “Elder Brother Hu, these are the hundred thousand spirit stones that I had borrowed from you the last time, you can take it to use it for yourself. Originally, I wanted to come find you to find Han Wen, but I have yet to even get a glimpse of this Han Wen. However, I really did not expect to find you here. I think that what Han Wen said is definitely true, that although it’s good to borrow once but is very difficult to ask for a second time.”
The rest of the cultivators on the side, watching the show unfolding, couldn’t help but think as to how their companion turned out to be a rich friend.
“Yes yes, I also very much agree to this sentence.” Ning Cheng received the storage bag before putting it away. He acted as if he had even forgotten about the reward he had promised to the Deacon in front of him.
“That’s right, since Han Wen is cultivating in the Small Spiritual Domain, I’d like to go and see him. But I do not have a spare cultivation jade card for the Small Spiritual Domain, didn’t you say that you have one, can you loan it to me?” This Profound Core Cultivator on seeing Ning Cheng put away the storage bag that he gave immediately spoke up.
“This is just a small thing; it’s just a cultivation jade card only I’ll give it to you.” Ning Cheng’s words almost cause this Profound Core Cultivator to become excited to the point of breaking down in tears.
Just as Ning Cheng’s hand reached towards his ring, he suddenly frowned, before he patted his head and spoke out in an exasperated tone, “Look at my memory, I had put that jade card along with my spirit stones, moreover I even forgot to bring it. It’s ok, just wait here for three months, after I come out I will lend it to you. Let’s meet up later then, I need to go in to increase my cultivation, good bye and take care old Wang.”
As Ning Cheng finished his words, he simply did not wait for this Profound Core Cultivator’s following words, and directly stepped into the transmission portal, the next moment he had already disappeared.
“Wait wait…..” The Profound Core Cultivator on seeing Ning Cheng leave hurried rushed forward to stop Ning Cheng. Unfortunately, he did not have the transmission jade symbol, and was directly thrown out the moment he stepped into the transmission gate.
“Haha, Old Wang next door to Han Wen, we’ll be taking our leave first aah.” The several other cultivators who were originally with this Profound Core Cultivator immediately started laughing at him.
This Profound Core 8th Level Cultivator’s face was now alternating between red and blue, as killing intent gushed like an angry river in his heart. Unexpectedly someone even dared to take advantage of him in such a cheap manner, regardless of what this person said was true or false, once he came out, he will definitely not let him off. Although he would not be able to lay his hands on him in this place, but there definitely would be many places where he could easily deal with him.
Of course, he certainly did not know, that even if he was permitted to lay his hands on him, Ning Cheng would have already smashed him into a pulp in almost an instant, moreover why would he even settle for a mere hundred thousand spirit stones from him?
Although he was a Profound Core Cultivator, Ning Cheng really did not pay any attention to him, after he entered the transmission gate, he was immediately whirled away by a formidable force.
When he finally touched ground, he appeared in the midst of white mist.
“Is this the Small Spiritual Domain? Is this fog Spiritual Qi?” Ning Cheng could not help but mutter to himself, before realising that his thoughts were quite wrong.
Here the density spiritual qi was very ordinary, rather it was even less than what he had in his immortal cave, moreover this fog was also not spiritual qi, it just was something that made him unable to stretch out his spiritual consciousness.
Ning Cheng could not believe that the famous Small Spiritual Domain would turn out to be such a place, causing him to immediately leave the area where he was, preparing himself to seek out a local place rich in spiritual qi to cultivate.
But half a day later, Ning Cheng finally stopped, while being very disappointed in his heart. This place definitely did not meet the expectation of how famous it was made out to be, all the places here were scarce in spiritual qi, in addition this fog really restricted one’s spiritual consciousness from stretching out, causing him to not even be able to find a single place rich in spiritual qi for his cultivation.
It should not be so, if the Small Spiritual Domain were misnamed in such a manner, then it definitely would not have so much fame attached to it. At this moment, he knew he should have asked Xun Hanrui about this, at least it would have been much better than running around like a headless chicken. These three months of cultivation was nothing but extremely precious to him, and he had already wasted half a day of it.
Ning Cheng, after looking around for another one hour, finally felt a strand of spiritual qi emanating from a small piece of slightly bluish stone protruding from the ground before he finally sat down in front of it. He had already mentally prepared himself to cultivate for a few days at this spot, if it really turned out to not be good, then he would continue on into the depths of this Small Spiritual Domain.
When Ning Cheng sat down and started cultivating according to his cultivation method, an incomparably terrifying amount of spiritual qi, almost in just a twinkling of an eye, bored into Ning Cheng’s meridians.
Ning Cheng could help but be badly shocked by this, and it was only after a moment did he finally realize as to what was going on. There was almost no spiritual qi spill over in the Small Spiritual Domain, only at the time when one started cultivating, would it take the initiative to emerge, the more powerful the cultivation method you cultivated in, the more amount of spiritual qi would you attract.
Cultivating in this kind of spiritually enhanced qi was absolutely different from that of the spiritual qi present in the spirit stones, there was no need to even convert it into a spiritual qi fog, but would directly penetrate into the body.
Ning Cheng was simply ecstatic in his heart, he was finally able to discover this kind of a place, besides the way spiritual qi was absorbed here was completely different from that of spirit stones, and moreover its characteristics were also entirely different from that found in the qi contained in spirit stones. The properties of the spiritual qi found here were on a much higher level than the spiritual qi in the spirit stones, one could even vaguely sense a law inside it.
Ning Cheng had only slightly absorbed it, when he found that his Core Lake was beginning to change. Ning Cheng immediately moved to suppress the strong surprise rising up in his heart, as he crazily started to absorb the spiritual qi for his cultivation.
When he used spirit stones for his cultivation, he was already aware that it was simply too difficult to increase the liquid true essence in his Core Lake by even a tiny amount, even if he used an enormous amount of spirit stones. But in here, it was so simple. All he had to do was to constantly operate the cultivation method he was cultivating in, causing his meridians to be constantly scoured by the spiritual qi, which would then be converted to true essence, and all the while visibly seeing the liquid true essence in his Core Lake increasing at a pace visible to the naked eye.
At this pace, he would not even have to wait for a full month before he could fill up his Core Lake.
Small Spiritual Domain, it really is a good place aah, Ning Cheng couldn’t help but sigh emotionally in his heart, not only was he absorbing this spiritually enhanced qi in a crazy manner, he could even feel his Core Lake filling up.
With Ning Cheng absorbing more and more of this spiritual qi, the liquid true essence was starting to fill up his Core Lake, allowing Ning Cheng to become aware of another one of its characteristics. That is, this spiritual qi not only contained a vague law in it, but there was even a hard to detect spiritual medicine aura mixed in it.
This spiritually enhanced medicinal aura even gave Ning Cheng a feeling that when his Core Lake finally filled up, while simultaneously cultivating all the way to the great circle of Profound Congealing 9th Level, he would be able to effortlessly advance to the Profound Core Realm without even using the Profound Life Pill. If he wanted to reach the Profound Core Realm, if he did not cultivate in this kind of place, and rather cultivated in any other place, then even he would not be so sure if he could achieve such a thing.
No wonder there were so many Soul Essence Cultivators in the Rainbow Fall Sword Sect, with such a marvellous Small Spiritual Domain, in addition to cultivators with a higher talent and qualifications bringing in pills to aid them. If they could not advance to the Soul Essence Realm, then they really were not different from pigs.
Now that he was finally able to consciously feel the progress with his cultivation, Ning Cheng was finally enlightened about the preciousness of the Small Spiritual Domain’s cultivation jade card. Ning Cheng in his heart couldn’t help but be even more thankful towards the two people, Liang Kexin and Xun Hanrui, if not for their help, where would he even obtain three months’ worth of cultivation jade cards?
Soon Ning Cheng entered the state of intoxication, as nearly infinite amount of Small Spiritual Domain’s spiritual qi, under Ning Cheng’s crazy absorption, was transformed into liquid true essence, which in turn was continuously filling up Ning Cheng’s Core Lake in a steady stream.