Chapter 605: Publicizing the Gathering of Materials
Chapter 605: Publicizing the Gathering of Materials Translator: Radiant Editor: Radiant
“Void Black Soil?” Paragon Huo Cheng looked at Xue Ying with puzzlement.
“I want to make a Sun Star Nucleus Stone, and I have no other ways than to purify it from Void Black Soil.” Xue Ying explained, “This Void Black Soil is something I’m requesting Big Brother Huo Cheng for help.”
Paragon Huo Cheng frowned, “The Void Black Soil is a minor matter and not worth a mention! But to eventually purify it, the Void Black Soil is only considered the most fundamental material. There are still 12 other precious materials needed, and also an expert to personally purify it with great efforts…”
“But other than this, what can I do? Unless someone is willing to trade their Sun Star Nucleus Stone?” Xue Ying helplessly said.
Paragon Huo Cheng nodded.
The Sun Star Nucleus Stone, other than purifying it arduously, the other way was to obtain it from the Sun Star Nucleus! That was a perilous place, and even Rulers would turn into ashes if they entered. The ‘Sun Star Nucleus Stone’ was extremely precious, and the size of a fingernail… was enough to cause many powerful existences to use all their treasures in exchange for it. It was more valuable than the Cultivation Eden. Thus, Forefather Scarlet Flame felt guilty the moment he requested for one. He had no other ways, and only with Xue Ying would he have some hopes.
“I’ve never heard of anyone willing to exchange for it. I originally have one piece, but it’s a pity that my true body died that time and it has long been lost.” Paragon Huo Cheng said, “Exchanging is fine, but those who are willing to do so would set such exaggerated prices.”
“Right.” Xue Ying nodded.
“There are three difficult tasks when purifying it. One, there must be enough Void Black Soil. Second, there must be 12 precious materials. Third, find an expert to purify it.” Paragon Huo Cheng said, “Amongst them, finding the Void Black Soil is the easiest. It is slightly harder finding 12 materials, though finding an expert to purify it is the most troublesome matter.”
Xue Ying laughed, “I’ll solve them one by one.”
“You can leave the Void Black Soil to me. How much do you need?” Paragon Huo Cheng asked.
“At least 5 million kilograms of Void Black Soil.” Xue Ying said. 5 million kilograms of Void Black Soil was enough to purify 0.5 kilograms of a nail-sized Sun Star Nucleus Stone.
“I’ll get a million kilograms for you!” Paragon Huo Cheng forthrightly declared.
“Many thanks.” Xue Ying laughed.
“We are brothers, so there’s no need to say thanks. This is something elementary for me either way.” Paragon Huo Cheng chuckled.
Xue Ying nodded.
To obtain the ‘Void Black Soil’, the best way was to directly enter the ‘Void Black Soil Layer’, the fourth layer of the Sun Star. Everywhere was filled with Void Black Soil over there, and however much one wanted could be procured! And according to the degree of danger, the fourth layer of Sun Star was one where most Rulers could safely enter as the flames emerging within the Void Black Soil were insignificant.
However, some apex Paragons could enter as well.
Like Monarch Green, he could do it.
And amongst the apex Paragons, Paragon Huo Cheng who specialized in flame could do so as well! Paragon Huo Cheng entering the Void Black Soil was practically like returning home–something simple. Thus, getting one million kilograms of Void Black Soil was only spending a little more time.
“Getting the 12 precious materials is slightly more troublesome.” Paragon Huo Cheng said, “Requesting an expert to purify should be the most troublesome one. Other than Bloodshed God Emperor, Empress Qian He, the next who specialized in refining should be ‘Ripple Lady Planet Master’ who knew how to purify it. Purifying it was something extremely complicated, and one could not relax during the entire process. The moment one loses concentration, the purification would fail… requesting a Ruler would most likely be very difficult. We could only directly seek for Ripple Lady Planet Master, but he was the only Paragon under Empress Qian He, and Empress Qian He liked her very much. She specialized in refining for long periods of time, and rarely move outside of her places. Even to other cultivators, she was quite cold so requesting for her help is very difficult.”
Xue Ying nodded.
This was indeed the most challenging point.
Seeking a Ruler?
Even though his teacher treated him very well, he could not rely on the pampering of his teacher and ask his teacher to do this and that! It would cause his teacher to find it burdensome since giving an inch and asking for a mile was something excessive!
Amongst powerful existences, it was more important to consider a fair trade.
He had to give something to get something!
“I’ll just have to visit the Ripple Lady Planet Master.” Xue Ying said, “Everything can be discussed further.”
“Mn, you should go collect the 12 precious materials first. After collecting them, you could visit the Ripple Lady Planet Master after.” Paragon Huo Cheng said, “I’ll go to the Sun Star tomorrow.”
“I am troubling you then, big brother.” Xue Ying thanked him.
Under the witnesses of Xue Ying, Jing Qiu, Monarch Mo Xue, Forefather Scarlet Flame, White Sand City Lord and others, Qing Yao had officially become an apprentice of Paragon Huo Cheng.
“Hahaha, even though I’ve accepted two disciples before, I did not have any patience to teach them, and they had long died without becoming powerful existences.” Paragon Huo Cheng sat there looking as Qing Yao kowtowed him as her teacher, laughing, “I’ve been locked in the Lake Heart Island for long periods of time, and my patience has somehow been refined. Qing Yao, you are currently the only disciple under me, but you must work hard and become a powerful existence. Only then could I, as your teacher, and your father, have some pride.”
“Yes, teacher.” Qing Yao immediately acknowledged.
“Mn, as I as your teacher has no other gifts to give you! This is the only treasure I’ve gotten from the ancient cavern dwelling, and I’ll be giving it to you to protect yourself.” Paragon Huo Cheng said before throwing a red bead. Qing Yao extended her hand to receive it. She had just tried refining it when the red bead immediately turned into a faint red light which enveloped Qing Yao, turning into a set of red robes.
Xue Ying and Jing Qiu were both relatively happy as they saw this. The path of cultivation was filled with ups and downs, and even though they were strong currently, it was hard to predict what might happen in the future. To see their daughter becoming a disciple under a powerful teacher was something that made them satisfied.
Monarch Mo Xue was even more joyful.
Even Dong Bo Yu who had been sullen recently, had currently revealed a grin.
On the second day, Paragon Huo Cheng who had just received a disciple left quietly, heading towards the Sun Star.
And Xue Ying had first used the Bloodshed Tavern to collect all the precious materials. The intelligence network of the Bloodshed Tavern was quite good, and he soon received 7 of the precious materials. The remaining five… he had no other choices then to published a news that stated he was collecting them. As long as powerful existences heard of these five precious materials, they could guess that Xue Ying should be trying to purify a piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone.
But Xue Ying wasn’t afraid. At his current power, he was not afraid of who would dare to come snatch for it.
He had even directly publicized–he himself wanted to go to the Sun Star to cultivate and wanted a piece of Sun Star Nucleus Stone! Who was willing to exchange for it?
The news had been publicized.
And according to what he expected, nobody was too willing to trade for it.
Instead, the five precious materials had been slowly being collected by him. As powerful existences came, they directly said forthright, “This Five-Colors Phoenix Blood Stone just be given to Monarch. It is a plaything for me anyway.”
The price of the precious materials was limited.
Others might not mind, but Xue Ying had still given a gift of equivalent value to exchange for it. Otherwise, his reputation would worsen if he took without giving. In the future, how hard would it be to exchange for other things?
That time, it was very taxing for Xue Ying to even collect enough ‘Demon Bone ashes’. And now, it was much faster collecting these rarely seen precious materials. This was the difference! With how much higher his current combat power and status was, powerful existences were willing to come and trade with him without minding those precious materials. They were more mindful of befriending Xue Ying and getting closer with him. As both became closer, it was easier for them to request Xue Ying to do something in the future too.
Paragon Huo Cheng had returned after a month of visiting the Sun Star, bringing back a total of one million kilogrammes of Void Black Soil.
And Xue Ying felt his head hurt as he had only collected 10 out of the total 12 precious materials. There were still 2 more which he had no news of.