Liu Ming looked at the sect token on his waist, thought it over, and shook his head again.
In a short period of time, it was naturally impossible to make up twenty thousand contribution points. He would not rush to take on some extremely difficult sect tasks because of a lack of contribution points. After all, the contribution points were directly related to the degree of difficulty. He didn’t want to just die inexplicably.
As for the life and death list, he didn’t even want to think about it. On the one hand, the evil cultivators above were all hard to be found. The time didn’t allow him to do that. On the other hand, the top 100 evil cultivators weren’t kind people. He didn’t want to provoke them for now. For those who weren’t listed within the top 100, the contribution points weren’t worth the effort to do it.
It was a pity that he couldn’t wait until the next absorption of spiritual power. He could have waited for the spiritual power in his body to be purer before breaking through the bottleneck. Otherwise, he had some confidence in advancing to the later stage without the help of the external force.
After Liu Ming’s Divine Thought checked the silver elixir in Sumeru Snail around his waist, he couldn’t help but smile.
He did not hesitate to spend a lot of contribution points this time to read a lot of classics about elixir, but he still did not find any results. Although he knew that the elixir was extraordinary, he didn’t dare to do anything to it rashly without knowing anything.
This made him a little depressed. After a slight sigh, he could only temporarily forget about this matter.
More than an hour later, after Liu Ming left the Hall of All Things, he flew several towering peaks and a long mountain range and came to the sky near a huge valley surrounded by mountains. There were more escape lights in the sky here.
He glanced at the map mark of Taiqing Sect in his hand and confirmed that Taiqing Sect’s market was in this huge valley.
Looking around, this market occupied an area of about 1,000 acres, just like a small city.
The whole market was centered on a green stone square. There were four main streets in four directions. The south road was the entrance to the valley. The streets on both sides were crowded with pavilions and houses of varying heights. The whole market was arranged in a radial oval shape.
Although it was a market in the sect, it was like other markets in the outside world. Flying was banned a few miles away from the market.
After Liu Ming landed on an open space, he walked slowly into the valley.
Once Liu Ming entered the market. He Immediately saw the lively scene of people coming and going on the streets. Some of the people here were wearing the outer disciple costumes, and most of the people there were ordinary disciples.
As he walked, he kept looking around. There were many shops on both sides, and many of them were quite large.
Not long after, Liu Ming came to the central square of the valley. In the thousand meters huge square, a large number of stalls were set up there.
What surprised Liu Ming was that most of these stalls were set up by ordinary disciples; only a small part was outer disciples.
Liu Ming walked around leisurely. He turned around at a street corner in front and walked into a small shop on the corner that was not very noticeable.
Not long after, he walked out of it. Turning around into a narrow street, and walked into another shop.
So about half an hour later, when he walked out of a medium-sized shop again, his expression looked relieved. The cloth bag around his waist seemed to have more than 400,000 spirit stones. He finally sold out all the essence cores and materials obtained in Flame World.
Since it was a sect market, Liu Ming did not worry too much. He only sold the materials to several seemingly inconspicuous but well-funded shops.
As for the twelve spiritual power crystals of the fire spirit king, although they were excellent materials for alchemy, he had limited resources. Besides, the alchemy technique he had learned before could not reach the level of refining the Condensation Period later stage elixir. After a thought, he sold them all together at the price of 20,000 spirit stones each.
Then he returned to the square again. He walked straight to the stalls that he had secretly remembered before, and asked one by one about the types of elixir that helped breaking through the bottleneck.
An hour later, Liu Ming said goodbye to a bald old man with a smile. There were two elixirs in the Sumeru Snail. One was emitting a faint blue light; the other was black in color.
Liu Ming was extremely pleased to be able to buy two elixirs needed to increase the success rate of breaking through the bottleneck at once. After all, such elixirs always had no stock.
Liu Ming was a little surprised when he thought of the short, bald old man with a hunchback. He was only an ordinary disciple at the Condensation Period early stage, but he could see at a glance what Liu Mingneeded at the moment. He even directly took out these two elixirs.
After identifying them, Liu Ming determined that these two pills were the “black condense pill” and “blue water pill” mentioned in the previous classics that were helpful for breaking through the bottleneck.
After a little bargaining, he finally bought the two elixirs at the price of 110,000 spirit stones each.
He immediately accelerated slightly and walked toward the other side of the square.
However, after walking more than a hundred feet away, he saw a group of people surrounding a female disciple who was setting up a stall. A green talisman was placed on the stall in front of the female disciple.
The surface of this talisman was shining in green light, but its surface was covered with layers of silver spirit patterns like a dense mesh of silk.
Liu Ming was startled at first, then he took a closer look with some disbelief. He found that this talisman was really the pulse connecting spiritual talisman that cost 20,000 contribution points!
This talisman actually appeared in the stall in sect market square, which naturally made him surprised and delighted.
If he could use spirit stone to purchase this talisman, he could naturally save the time to collect more contribution points.
Liu Ming quietly squeezed into the crowd and watched.
A muscular guy with a hideous look in front of the booth was talking with this woman.
“Jin Yuhuan, I heard that your pulse connecting spiritual talisman is only given away but not sold, but you need a person to follow you for a task. May I know whether I’m eligible for that?” As the hideous muscular man asked, he also released the Condensation Period later stage aura. He was staring at the pulse connecting spiritual talisman on the booth with greedy eyes.
“If you promise to accompany me to a dangerous place and ensure my safety, this pulse connecting spiritual talisman is the reward for this trip.” A delicate woman in front of the booth took a look at the muscular man, then she pursed her lips and said seriously.
“Oh? Then what dangerous place am I going with Junior Sister Jin?” Hearing the words of the female disciple, the hideous muscular man asked with a smile after he turned his eyes.
“It is not convenient for me to tell where is the place now. I can only tell senior fellow apprentice that this place is quite dangerous. Even if the outer disciple has the chance of dying.” The delicate woman paused for a while, but she didn’t intend to tell the hideous muscular man.
When the crowd heard this, they couldn’t help whispering. Liu Ming also showed a hint of curiosity.
Since she was willing to give such a high-value pulse connecting spiritual talisman, the place this woman said was definitely unusual. Normal disciple would really be dead if they went. Not only that, the place couldn’t be told before that. This condition was a little harsh to some extent.
“Okay, no problem, as long as junior sister gives me this pulse connecting spiritual talisman, I will accompany you on this trip immediately.” This was out of Liu Ming’s expectation. The hideous muscular man only thought about it for a moment, then he agreed and asked about the departure time.
A hint of joy flashed in the eyes of the delicate female disciple. She flicked her sleeve, and she handed a stack of exquisite thick papers to let the muscular man read it.
“Sect contract?” As the hideous muscular man took the papers, his face changed suddenly.
Liu Ming’s gaze condensed, and a trace of surprise flashed in his heart.
How can these be ordinary papers? They are clearly some strange talisman.
This talisman was white. It was densely inscribed with some blood-colored runes that appeared a little old. The corner of the paper was printed with the unique mark of Taiqing Sect.
“What do you mean by this, little girl? For just a pulse connecting spiritual talisman, you want me to sigh a contract?” The hideous muscular yelled.
“Since you have agreed to accompany me on a trip, what’s wrong with signing this contract?” Seeing this situation, the female disciple frowned, and she asked angrily.
The hideous muscular man threw the contract in his hand at Jin Yuhuan, snorted, and walked away without saying a word.
Obviously, he was obviously planning to scam the pulse connecting spiritual talisman into his hands. As for whether he would really accompany this woman afterward, it was another matter.
Although the other onlookers also coveted the pulse connecting spiritual talisman, they looked helpless and speechless seeing the contract in the woman’s hands.
Although Liu Ming didn’t know what exactly was this contract, looking at the real pulse connecting spiritual talisman on the stall, his thoughts turned quickly.
It wasn’t far from the day for the absorption of the spiritual power. Now it was imminent to break through the Condensation Period later stage. Even with the two elixirs that he acquired at a large price, he still felt not guaranteed.
After all, his spiritual vein aptitude was too low.
If he wanted to accumulate 20,000 contribution points in such a short time to exchange for this pulse connecting spiritual talisman, he had to complete the one-time high contribution point tasks in the inner hall. If so, it was better to accompany the woman in front of him directly.
It was just that the female disciple named Jin Yuhuan didn’t tell where the place she wanted to go. This made Liu Ming feel scrupulous.
As for the sect contract, he didn’t care too much.
However, after Liu Ming stood still and pondered for a while, he still couldn’t resist the temptation of the pulse connecting spiritual talisman, and he decided to walk up and ask first.
But just when he was about to step forward, suddenly several men in outer disciple costumes appeared outside the crowd. They pushed away the crowd and swaggered to Jin Yuhuan’s booth.
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