“As far as I know, spiritual medicine like the green condensing fruit needs a very harsh environment to grow. The longer it is, the harder it is to survive. Many human cultivators can only grow it to one to two hundred years. I never thought your clan can actually grow this green condensing fruit for four hundred years.” Liu Ming touched his chin and said with some admiration.
“Senior, you don’t understand. Although the environment where the green condensing fruit grows is special, the Green Sprout Mountain Range where our Bat Clan is located is in a special terrain that is suitable for large-scale planting. Moreover, my people have been planting this spiritual medicine since ancient times, so we have mastered the techniques to nurture it. These three four hundred years old fruits are not really the best. Our clan can even cultivate green condensing fruit to one thousand years old, but they are generally placed at the annual auction of the market.” When the servant in black clothes said this, he was obviously proud.
“A thousand years old green condensing fruit?” Liu Ming was startled when he heard this.
Green condensing fruit was originally a kind of medicinal material with a wide range of uses. If it was already a thousand years old, it really was a rare treasure.
“Changyang Market is the closest to the Green Sprout Mountain Range, so it becomes the main place we sell the green condensing fruits. So if senior needs green condensing fruit that is less than five hundred years old, our store can usually guarantee a certain amount of supply.” The servant in black clothes said so again.
“By the way, since your shop has a lot of green condensing fruit, are you selling cold condensing pills as well?” Liu Ming seemed to have thought of something and asked casually.
“Cold condensing pill? Although this kind of elixir is based on the green condensing fruit, our Bat Clan does not have an alchemist that can refine this pill. So, we don’t have such elixir for sale.” The servant said without thinking.
“In this way, cold condensing pills are also very scarce in Changyang Market. I saw several other shops buying this elixir at a high price, and they even offer the price of six thousand spirit stones per one elixir.” Liu Ming sighed after hearing this.
“This is normal, cold condensing pill is extremely difficult to refine. Shops in the market are always purchased at this price, and we are the same too. Unfortunately, very few people are selling these elixirs. Otherwise, if the price is higher, we will still buy the elixirs.” The servant in black clothes smiled apologetically.
Liu Ming nodded when he heard the words, but he wouldn’t sell the elixirs here in a hurry. He immediately bought a batch of three hundred years old green condensing fruit and left.
He didn’t return right away, but he went on to visit some other types of shops to see if he could find something that he interested in.
Changyang Market was located at the junction of several major forces. In addition to Bat Clan, there were a small number of other alien races too. Therefore, there were indeed many rare things that the ordinary market did not have.
Looking all the way, Liu Ming really felt that he had gained a lot.
Half an hour later, when he came out of a talisman shop, he had a few more newly purchased talismans on his body. He then looked around and saw a spirit beast shop next to him.
Liu Ming had Bone Scorpion and Demon Flying Skull, so he didn’t have much interest in spiritual pets, and he didn’t have more time to cultivate a new one. He decided to ignore it right away.
But when he passed by the door of the shop, a long-lost voice suddenly sounded in his ear.
“Slow down, you go near this shop. I feel a little true demonic qi breath.” It was Luo Hu’s voice.
“True demonic qi? It’s impossible right? There are Real Pellet State cultivators in Changyang Market, how could they not discover it?”
Liu Ming was startled at first, and the words echoed in his sea of consciousness.
“What do you know? This true demonic aura is covered by something, so most people can’t sense it at all. I can only sense it by using the power of prison. Okay, don’t talk nonsense, go to the shop quickly and find out the thing that contains the true demonic aura.” As a result, Luo Hu’s impatient voice sounded in his ears before he could finish his words.
Liu Ming rolled his eyes secretly. He dared not listen to what Luo Hu said, and he immediately turned around and walked into the shop.
The shop was not big; it seemed that it only had a front shop and a backyard.
There were some cages in the front hall that contained some small spirit beasts. The sound of groaning could be faintly heard from the backyard which should be some larger spirit beasts.
Liu Ming walked into the front hall. There were already two cultivators in scholar costumes talking to a thin and tall middle-aged man. There were a dozen jade boxes placed on the counter. Two were already opened. They seemed to contain some unknown insect eggs.
Seeing Liu Ming coming in, the thin and tall man apologized to the two of them and walked over to Liu Ming with a smiley face.
“Sir, are you buying spirit beasts? Our shop is small, but any kind of spirit beasts ranging from the Spirit Apostle Stage to the Condensation Period are all available here.”
“You can be busy with your own business, I just want to look around.” Liu Ming said with a wave of hands.
Hearing this, the thin and tall shopkeeper was a little disappointed. After nodding to Liu Ming, he quickly walked over to greet the two previous customers.
Of the two cultivators in scholar costumes, one looked forty years old with a square face and a sense of majesty. The other was very young, only in his early twenties, with sword eyebrows in his temples; he had a very handsome appearance.
Regardless of their dressing or demeanor, they were not so much a cultivator. Instead, they were more of the men of literature and writing. There was a sense of elegance between their gestures.
For Liu Ming who walked through the door, the two of them just slightly glanced at him, then they continued to pick the items in the jade boxes.
Liu Ming automatically ignored the attitudes of the two people toward him. After looking around the items on the nearby shelves, he followed Luo Hu’s prompts and casually walked to a counter. He then casually took one jade box and examined it carefully.
Inside the jade box was a finger-sized green insect egg with some black spots all over the surface. It looked very ordinary.
At this time, the young scholar also had a beast egg in his hand, and was bargaining with the tall and thin shopkeeper.
“Stop looking. From your insight, you can’t see the special in it. It’s the one in your hand.” Liu Ming was studying the insect egg in his hand, and Luo Hu’s ridicules sounded.
Liu Ming was speechless for a while. He immediately held the insect egg and shouted at the shopkeeper, “I want this egg, how much is this?”
“Thirty-five thousand spirit stones.” The thin and tall man heard the words, and he glanced back and quoted the price without thinking.
As a result, after some bargaining, Liu Ming finally bought this so-called green yarn cicada’s egg with three hundred thousand spirit stones.
Seeing this, the young scholar on the side glanced at Liu Ming. He seemed to be impatient with Liu Ming interfering with his trade.
At the same time, under Luo Hu’s instruction, Liu Ming channeled a trace of the cold power contained the Tiger Dragon Hell Prison and injected into the insect egg in three waves.
The insect egg trembled slightly, and the black spots on the shell gave off a faint black light. It only flashed for a moment, then it dimmed again.
Liu Ming looked gratified. The moment the black light flashed, he checked it with Divine Thought. He indeed felt a familiar cold breath instantly.
That was indeed true demonic aura without a doubt!
At this moment, the middle-aged scholar turned his head and looked over, he looked at the green insect egg in Liu Ming’s hand with a hint of doubt in his eyes.
Liu Ming nodded in satisfaction. He put the insect egg back in the jade box, then turned and walked outside.
“Sir please wait.” The middle-aged scholar’s eyes flashed. His figure flickered, and he blocked in front of Liu Ming.
“Sir, what’s the matter?” Liu Ming was slightly startled by his action.
“I’m willing to buy the green yarn cicada’s egg in your hand with fifty thousand spirit stones.” The middle-aged scholar glanced at the jade box in his hand and said slowly.
The handsome young man on the side also came up. He took a surprised look at the middle-aged scholar, then looked up and down Liu Ming, seeming a little confused.
“Sorry, this insect egg is not for sale.” Liu Ming naturally shook his head and refused.
The middle-aged scholar furrowed his brows, and a hint of ruthlessness flashed in his eyes. His body immediately revealed a majestic breath, which was the spiritual pressure of the early stage of the Crystallization Period.
“Eighty thousand spirit stones.” The middle-aged scholar said coldly.
Liu Ming gave a sneer in his heart. He wasn’t moved by the spiritual pressure that came on his face.
He had seen a lot of the cultivators of the Crystallization Period. In Small Flame World, he even personally killed the fire spirit king who was also the early stage of the Crystallization Period. How would he be moved by such spiritual pressure?
If it was before he advanced to the Condensation Period later stage and entered the illusion to practice, he still had a bit of fear to the early stage of the Crystallization Period. Now, he wouldn’t bother about it at all.
“I have already said that this insect egg is not for sale.” Liu Ming still refused.
Upon hearing this, the middle-aged scholar’s face suddenly became a little ugly.
“Don’t be stubborn. Do you know we are from the Haoran Academy? My uncle is even the deputy of the outer courtyard. This insect egg, you just bought it with thirty thousand spirit stones right? You can earn fifty thousand spirit stones more in a blink of an eye, what else do you want?” Although the young man didn’t know why the middle-aged scholar wanted to buy this unremarkable item at a higher price, he still interjected by revealing their identities. The threat in his words was obvious.
“Oh, it turns out to be the people of the Haoran Academy. It’s my honor to meet you.” Liu Ming was moved in his heart. He glanced at the scholars and frowned slightly.
“One last time, one hundred thousand spirit stones, give me the insect egg.” Seeing this, the middle-aged scholar said blankly.
After Liu Ming heard the words, his face changed a few times. He abruptly sneered and walked past the middle-aged scholar, leaving behind two Haoran Academy people with a stunned look.
The name of Haoran Academy, others might be scrupulous about it, but Liu Ming, as a Taiqing Sect’s disciple, would naturally not care.
Inside the shop, the middle-aged scholar had a pale face; his hands in his sleeves were already tightly grasped.
After the young man reacted, he was even more furious. He wanted to chase him out with an angry face.
“Wait a minute, since they don’t want to sell it, then forget it.” The middle-aged scholar stretched out his hand and pulled the young man. The ruthlessness on his expression slowly faded away.
“Uncle Master, you really want to let him leave like that?” The young scholar complained.
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