After half an hour.
In a gray misty and small living room of a cave house, a man with a trace of black air around his body sat on a wooden chair, staring at a bulbous flower bud with orange petals in his hand.
“Great! It is really burning heart sunflower. The maturity is higher than I thought, not bad!”
A trace of satisfaction flashed in the man’s eyes as he laughed.
“How dare disciple forgets the task assigned by Master’s Junior Tian, it’s just…” Liu Ming hurriedly replied.
“Don’t worry, I will not break my promise! The whereabouts of the void beastkin are all recorded on this map, but the place is very dangerous, I’m afraid it is not so easy to get it. You should make more preparations before setting off.”
“In addition, this beastkin has a Real Pellet State cultivation. Nephew Disciple Liu should be careful. Don’t get killed by this beastkin instead.” Elder Tian was still staring at the spiritual herb in his hand. He continued saying without looking up. At the same time, he threw out an old scroll with another hand.
“Thank you Master’s Junior Tian for reminding!”
Liu Ming took the scroll. After checking it with Divine Thought, he carefully kept it in the Sumeru Ring and thanked Elder Tian.
“Okay, if there is nothing else, you can go now.” After Elder Tian got the spiritual herb, he hurriedly asked him to leave as if he didn’t want to be disturbed.
Seeing this, Liu Ming left the cave house sensibly.
After that, he returned to the cave house and concentrated on studying the map in his hand.
2 months passed in a flash.
During this period, Jia Lan visited Liu Ming several times.
It was just that they only exchanged some cultivation experience; they basically didn’t talk about the marriage contract. Afterward, she left without saying much as if they were really just ordinary friends.
These scenes, in the eyes of those who didn’t know the full story, naturally thought that Liu Ming and Jia Lan had a close relationship.
Wen An didn’t dare to have any intention about Jia Lan anymore. Whenever he passed the vicinity of Fallen Serene Peak and Piaomiao Peak, he would detour directly instead of facing Liu Ming and Jia Lan at all.
On this day, Liu Ming once again checked the situation of Xie’er and Fei’er.
Although they had recovered from their injuries, their aura still seemed a little weak. They were mostly asleep most of the day. It seemed that they couldn’t help him with searching for the void beast.
After some thought, Liu Ming decided to keep the 2 in the cave house’s secret room to let them heal their injuries. He casually asked them to open up all the enchantments inside and outside the cave house, then he turned into a golden light and flew away.
A few months later, somewhere in the northwest of the Middle Sky Continent.
Looking around, the ground was full of tall grasses. When a gust of wind blew, it would have layers of ripples like sea water. The climate was very dry and cold.
At the end of the grassland, there was a large dark red continuous mountain range that extended to the horizon.
At the entrance of a certain market at the edge of the mountain, a golden light landed, and a young man in a green robe appeared from it.
After taking a few glances at the nearby guards, he walked out of the teleportation array without a hassle and walked to the nearby street.
This young man was Liu Ming.
According to the map given by Elder Tian, he arrived here through a dozen teleportations a few months later. He found that this mountain range was very huge. There were several perilous land with miasma. Even if he had the map, it wouldn’t be easy to find this void attribute beastkin.
Fortunately, before he set off, he read from the sect’s records that in the area that the void beastkin appeared, it was often accompanied by a rare beastkin amethyst marten. It was born with an exceptional sense of smell, and it especially loved the scent emitted by the void attribute beastkin, which could be perceived by human beings. Therefore, it could help in tracking down the void beastkin.
Although the cultivation of amethyst marten was relatively low, it was timid and cunning. It had several mysterious means of hiding and saving itself, so it was not easy to catch it.
In addition, the body length of the amethyst mink was only half a foot, and its appearance was quite cute. Its hair would emit a faint purple light under the sunlight, which looked very gorgeous. So, it was very popular among female cultivators. Some female disciples of the aristocratic family were even proud to raise an amethyst marten as a spiritual pet.
As a result, as soon as amethyst marten in the market, it would be bought by many female cultivators at high prices, making it even more difficult to see.
Half a month ago, Liu Ming inquired that there was a shop called “Hundred Hunt Shop” in this market, which had sold amethyst marten many times, so he immediately rushed here without stopping.
There were no big sects or families near this market, so there were not too many people in this market. Most of them were low rank cultivators with only Spirit Apostle Stage and Condensation State. Sometimes, a few people dressed in sect costume or family costume could be seen.
Therefore, in order to not attract unnecessary attention, he put on a normal green robe and suppressed his own cultivation to the early stage of the Crystallization Period.
Liu Ming walked around and stopped in front of a wooden shop of 50 meters tall at the intersection of 2 streets.
Outside the windows of the shop, there was a white triangular flag hanging, and the 3 slightly crooked black lacquer characters of “Hundred Hunt Shop” were clearly visible.
After Liu Ming saw it, he walked in without hesitation.
As soon as he stepped into the shop, a tall and muscular man dressed in tiger skin and snake boots greeted him.
“Welcome to our small shop, senior. How may I help you?” The muscular man glanced at Liu Ming and asked while cupping his fist in a hurry.
“I heard that you often have amethyst marten for sale here, do you still have it now?” Liu Ming glanced over the various beastkin materials hanging in the store, and he asked directly.
“This amethyst marten has indeed been sold in our store, but this beastkin is not easy to catch…” Hearing this, the muscular man suddenly hesitated slightly before whispering back.
“Hmph, what’s there to hide? As long as you have this beast, I won’t pay you less spirit stones.” Liu Ming was delighted, but he snorted and said coldly.
“Don’t be offended senior. We don’t have such beastkin here, but I happen to hear from my friend that he has caught 1. It should not be sold yet. Please sit down and wait for a while. I will go and ask now.” The muscular man only was only at the Condensation Period early stage. After Liu Ming glanced at him, he replied immediately without thinking.
“I will just wait here. Once the deal is completed, I will naturally give you your rewards.” Liu Ming said without thinking.
Hearing the words, the muscular man nodded hurriedly, then he walked to a secret room behind the shop.
In fact, Liu Ming has already inquired about the details of the Hundred Hunt Shop. The owner was not a good kind. Those rare materials and beastkins were not kept in the store. They often used excuses such as temporarily out of stock and priceless to raise prices for huge profits. The so-called friend was just a rhetoric.
But as long as Liu Ming could buy the amethyst marten, he didn’t care about these little spirit stones.
After a while, the muscular man walked out of the secret room and said with a smile on his face.
“Senior, my brother does have an amethyst marten in his hand. He is willing to sell it to senior at a low price of 500,000 spirit stones! It is not in the market but in his cave house.”
“500,000 spirit stones?” Liu Ming’s face suddenly turned gloomy when he heard the words, and he glanced at the muscular man coldly.
This price was a far cry from the 200,000 spirit stones he had inquired before.
“Senior doesn’t know that there are not many amethyst martens in the first place, and it lives in the dangerous areas where the void beastkin appeared. 5 people often have to wait for several months before successfully catching 1. But if senior really wants it, I can give you a discount on behalf of my friend. How about 400,000 spirit stones? Just treat the 100,000 spirit stones as a gift from my friend. I hope that senior can visit our shop more often..” The muscular man said with a grin.
“Fine, I’m too lazy to negotiate with you. 400,000 it is. How long can your friend send this amethyst mink over?” Liu Ming asked fiercely with a raised eyebrow.
“My friend lives in the nearby mountains, and senior can pick it up in 3 days.” The muscular man replied hurriedly and respectfully.
“Okay, I’ll come back in 3 days! Hehe, if I don’t see the beastkin then…”
After Liu Ming dropped a ruthless remark, he walked out of the shop.
When the muscular shopkeeper heard this, his face suddenly became white.
After Liu Ming left the shop, he randomly found an inn nearby and stayed temporarily. He then flashed and returned to another inn he booked before.
Just as he left the Hundred Hunt Shop, a handsome cultivator in white clothes walked into the shop.
“Mister, what do you need? We have all kinds of beastkin-related materials in this shop.” The muscular man hurried forward and said with a smile.
“Is there any amethyst marten?” The cultivator in white clothes asked straightforwardly without talking nonsense.
“This… I’m sorry to disappoint you, mister. There is only one amethyst marten in our shop. It was ordered by a Crystallization Period senior this morning.” Hearing this, the muscular man was stunned for a moment.
“Just a mere Crystallization Period senior, then what am I? You are really insensible!”
The cultivator in white clothes looked stern after hearing this. “Boom“, a powerful aura of the Real Pellet State radiated without reservation.
How could the muscular man of the Condensation State take such a spiritual pressure? He sat onto the ground with a bloodless face.
TL: Only Real Pellet State?
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thanks for the chapter.
Thanks For Chapter Nano Desu
Thanks for the chapter KING-KONG! What, and Real Pellet stage is impressive? Wonder if this guy has enough background to recognize Liu Ming.