According to the records of Tai Gang Sword Tactics, this body and sword fusion of the flying sword technique not only could greatly increase speed, because the sword light was injected with all the cultivator’s spiritual power, its power couldn’t be comparable by the basic Sword Controlling Technique.
If the enemy was near the escape light, they would be affected to varying degrees. If they forcibly approached, their skin would be shredded. Therefore, once this technique was used, it was capable of offense and defense to a certain extent.
Its only flaw was probably that it was all or nothing once it was used. It consumed too much spiritual power. With Liu Ming’s current spiritual power, he couldn’t maintain it for too long.
Once this attack failed, it was the same as delivering himself to the opponent. He must use it very carefully.
For Liu Ming, his Sword Controlling Technique had only reached the point of initial success. If he wanted the true power of the Sword Controlling Technique, he had to keep getting experience in actual combat.
After he basically mastered the two kinds of mystic arts, he decided to buy some pill refining materials from the market again to keep refining some elixir.
With a turn of his mind, he retrieved the crimson sword and immediately left the cave house. He flew toward the direction of Xuan Hall.
After taking a mission of collecting spiritual medicine from the xuan notice, he left the sect and headed for a canyon.
In the next two or three months, he received some missions with ordinary difficulty that offered low contribution points, but it was far away from the sect. Every time he went for a mission, there would be some small or medium size market that wasn’t very noticeable nearby.
After he sold more than 20 cold condensing pills in batches, he bought a lot of auxiliary materials needed for refining.
These sect missions were easy peasy for him who wasn’t weaker than the Crystallization Period cultivator. He completed them effortlessly and smoothly.
Three months later, on the third floor of a large-scale store in the Taiqing Sect, Liu Ming was sitting on a brown wooden chair, looking thoughtful.
In the past few days, he had visited many shops of the Taiqing Sect’s market that he had never visited before. As long as the green condensing fruit met the maturity condition, he would buy all of them.
If it weren’t because he had all the other materials except the green condensing fruit, he would not go to this large scale shop to ask about the fruit.
But to his delight, the shopkeeper said that there were a dozen green condensing fruits in the store with the maturity of two hundred years. Including these more than a dozen fruits, it was just enough to use up the remaining materials.
“Sorry for letting sir wait for so long. These are the green condensing fruits you want.”
After about 15 minutes, a middle-aged man in his fifties wearing a gray gown came upstairs with a yellow jade box in his hand and placed the jade box in front of Liu Ming respectfully.
“Thank you.” After Liu Ming got up and responded, he immediately took the jade box and patted it lightly with one hand.
After the light yellow spirit patterns on the jade box flashed, the lid of the box opened, revealing more than ten fist-sized green fruits.
For Liu Ming, who had seen hundreds of green condensing fruits, he didn’t need to identify them carefully. After looking at them roughly, he was sure that these green condensing fruits indeed had two hundred years.
But he still grabbed a green condensing fruit in one hand, and after looking carefully, he carefully put it back in the jade box.
“These are indeed two hundred years green condensing fruit. May I know how much are these green condensing fruits?” Liu Ming raised his head, glanced at the middle-aged man and asked in a deep voice.
“There are 13 pieces in total, each of which is 6,000 spirit stones, and the total is 78,000 spirit stones.” The middle-aged man said with a smile.
“78,000 spirit stones…” Liu Ming looked hesitant.
“If you really want it, I can offer you 70,000 spirit stones. Forgive me, it seems this is not your first time purchasing green condensing fruits. May I know what elixir are you planning to refine with these? We are buying all kinds of elixirs all year round. If you have any elixir to sell, you can come here. I’m sure you will absolutely be satisfied with my price.” The middle-aged man gave Liu Ming a discount quite readily, then he asked softly with a smile on his face.
“I’m just buying raw materials for an alchemy master in the sect; I don’t know what kind of elixir he wants to make.” Liu Ming frowned, but on the surface, he replied calmly.
“I also know most of the alchemy masters in our sect, who…”
“Shopkeeper, I have been instructed not to disclose the identity of the master to outsiders. Okay, I have important things to do, so I will leave first.” Liu Ming did not wait for the middle-aged man to finish. He kept the jade box, took out a bag of spirit stones and put it on the table. He bowed slightly and left the shop in a hurry.
Although he had been very careful to purchase a large number of auxiliary materials from other markets, because this green condensing fruit was only available in the sect market, he bought in large quantities here. However, this was obviously too eye-catching. He had already attracted the attention of the others.
After contemplating in his mind, he decided that he would no longer be able to buy in the sect market in the future.
After returning to the cave house, he stayed behind closed doors to refine all the remaining materials in his hand.
At this time, among the Sumeru Snails on his waist, there were already hundreds of cold condensing pills, including seven pellet grade elixir and one earth grade elixir.
Liu Ming played with the earth grade elixir with four elixir patterns, and he immediately pondered for a while.
At this moment, he had a clear understanding of the value of Condensation Period flawless grade elixir. Basically, the flawless grade cold condensing pill could sell about 50,000 or 60,000 spirit stones which were almost ten times that of the ordinary cold condensing pill.
Other similar Condensation Period elixirs that increased spiritual power had similar prices with the cold condensing pill. But once it became flawless grade, ordinary Condensation Period elixir could only sell for about 30,000 spirit stones, it was far too low as compared to the cold condensing pill. It was only several times higher than ordinary elixirs.
During this time, he also asked a middle-aged shopkeeper about the purchase price of earth grade cold condensing pill in a shop in the market outside the sect.
As a result, the shopkeeper, who seemed to be at the Condensation Period later stage, immediately grabbed his hand with great excitement. He immediately gave a sky-high price of 500,000 spirit stones, and he kept saying there was still room to negotiate.
This surprised Liu Ming.
If he hadn’t hurriedly said what he just asked casually, he would not be able to leave easily.
After this experience, he inquired a little bit in other markets before finally knowing what was going on.
It turns out that there were many cultivators who relied on consuming a lot of elixir to improve spiritual power. Because of the overconsumption of elixirs, they had a certain resistance to many kinds of elixirs. If they wanted to break through the bottleneck with the help of elixir, the effect would be greatly reduced; it might even have no effect at all.
As for the cold condensing pill, there were very few people who refined it. Those who could refine the flawless grade were even less. To a certain extent, if one wanted to break through the bottleneck, it was a kind of better elixir in doing that.
There were many cultivators or cultivator families who had failed to break through for several attempts, and they needed it the most. They even often came to the market to offer a sky high price to buy it.
In this way, the flawless grade cold condensing pill was much more expensive than other common elixirs.
On the one hand, the earth grade elixir was very effective. On the other hand, it was very scarce. Therefore, it could be sold at such an incredible price in the market.
Therefore, Liu Ming was increasingly afraid to let others know that he had the ability to refine the cold condensing pill of the flawless grade. Otherwise, even if the Taiqing Sect knew this, the best result was probably keeping him in captivity to refine pills days and nights.
Liu Ming naturally refused to do such a thing that sacrificed one person and benefited the whole sect.
After thinking about it, he put all the elixirs in his hand into the jade box.
He had decided that next time he would go to a large market outside the sect that he could collect a lot of green condensing fruit.
In this way, no matter whether it was to sell the elixir or purchase the raw material, it was all done outside the Taiqing Sect. It would not attract anyone’s attention.
After thinking about it, he immediately left the cave house and flew to the Xuan Hall again.
This time, after Liu Ming made a selection on the xuan notice, he took a mission outside the Taiqing Sect’s influence area.
The specific content of the mission was to sit in a sect smith shop in a large remote market. The time limit was one year, and he could return to the sect within one year.
The reason was that the outer disciple who was originally stationed there needed to leave for a period of time. He would return within a year at the longest, so he needed to find another outer disciple to take care of the business temporarily.
Because this mission did not give many contribution points and took a long time, although it was posted a month ago, no one was picking it up.
However, such a rather unpopular sect task was just in line with Liu Ming’s standard now. One year time was enough for him to complete purchasing materials, refining elixirs and sell them outside the sect and earned a lot of money.
After accepting such a mission, he immediately inquired a deputy disciple and learned that, to go to the Changyang Market, he must use a special long distance teleportation array, then used several teleportation arrays from the other forces.
He immediately returned to the cave house, sorted out the necessary materials, and planned to leave the next day.
In the early morning of the second day, at the foot of a relatively hidden mountain in the Thousands Spirit Mountain Range, a black cloud flashed by. A young man in a green robe jumped down from the black cloud.
It was Liu Ming.
At this moment, the sky was still bright. He had come to the special teleportation place in this remote place.
At the first glance, there was a seemingly ordinary stone hall of eighty meters tall at the foot of the mountain. Two green giant stone statues holding huge axes were placed at the door. The door was closed, and the surface was covered with a white enchantment.
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Thanks for the chapter~~
Thanks for chapter nano desu
Thanks for the chapter KING-KONG! Pretty soon people are going to catch on to his scheme since the pill is rare. There shouldn’t be this many locations with people selling it.