Chapter 1347 – Purple Jade Bamboo
Huang Daoran waved his hand to Zhao Hai and said, “There’s no need to be anxious. The guest that I invited has arrived.”
After Huang Daoran said that, he stood up. Zhao Hai quickly stood up as well. The two went to the mansion’s door to greet Feng Baiming. Upon seeing Huang Daoran, Feng Baiming laughed and said, “Musclehead, I heard that you got yourself an apprentice today?”
Huang Daoran smiled faintly and said, “Blacksmith, come in quickly. Let me introduce you to my disciple. Zhao Hai, this is Feng Baiming, Profound Clear Sect’s Great Elder. He’s a master’s good friend. You can call him Martial Uncle.”
Zhao Hai walked up and respectfully said, “Zhao Hai has seen Martial Uncle.”
Feng Baiming was sizing Zhao Hai up, then he chuckled and said, “Good, Zhao Hai. I’ve heard about you a lot recently. I didn’t expect to see you here. Hahaha. Good, good. Quite a talented kid.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “Martial Uncle overpraises me.”
Huang Daoran waved his hand and said, “Let’s chat inside.” Then he led the two back into the loungle. Zhao Hai allowed Feng Baiming to go first before following behind.
Huang Daoran gave a secret nod towards Zhao Hai upon seeing his attitude. After the three entered the lounge, Huang Daorand and Feng Baiming sat down while Zhao Hai stood on the side.
Huang Daoran looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, sit. You’re not a stranger here.” Zhao Hai complied and sat down.
Feng Baiming looked at Huang Daoran’s attitude towards Zhao Hai and couldn’t help but gently raise his eyebrows. He wasn’t a fool. He knew the entire process between Zhao Hai and Huang Daoran’s conflict. So he knew that Huang Daoran meant well with accepting Zhao Hai as a disciple. To be honest, he admired Huang Daoran to be able to think about things in a short amount of time. This result was completely out of his expectations.
What surprised him the most was that Huang Daoran and Zhao Hai were getting along really well, better than most Master-Disciple relationships he’s seen in the Cultivation Realm. Zhao Hai was very respectful to Huang Daoran and Huang Daoran was also caring towards him. Zhao Hai seemed to appreciate it too, which Feng Baiming didn’t think of.
Huang Daoran looked at Feng Baiming and understood what his friend was thinking. He turned his head to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you have already acknowledged me as your Master. Now let me tell you what’s the most important thing for a Cultivator in order to reach Transcending Tribulation.”
Zhao Hai sat there and respectfully listened. Huang Daoran continued, “In order to reach Transcending Tribulation, the most important thing is accumulation. But it’s not just accumulation. You also need to have a heart that strives to move forward. At the same time, you can’t grovel and lose your vigor. Otherwise, you will never reach Transcending Tribulation.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes, Master.” Actually, what Huang Daoran was saying was very contradictory. However, Zhao Hai could actually understand what Huang Daoran meant.
Feng Baiming also nodded as he added, “Correct. To enter Transcending Tribulation, you should never lose your vigor. There are Cultivators that didn’t hesitate to become servants of Transcending Tribulation Experts in order to progress. This approach is the most stupid. This was basically losing their vigor to step forward. Besides those who are blessed with great wisdom and courage, most of these people would never enter Transcending Tribulation in their lifetimes.”
Huang Daoran nodded, “Little Hai, your strength is very good. However, your accumulation is insufficient. Moreover, your heart needs more tempering. After a few years, when your foundation becomes more solid and your heart is tempered, you can go and try going for your tribulation.”
Feng Baiming was puzzled as he looked at Huang Daoran, “Musclehead, Little Hai is the strongest under Transcending Tribulation. How could his accumulation be insufficient?”
Huang Daoran shook his head and said, “His accumulation is still not good enough. Little Hai is certainly strong. However, he still lacks spiritual qi inside his body. The reason why his attacks are strong, besides his weapon, should be evil qi condensed into his body. Little Hai, am I right?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Right. Just like Master said, I have evil qi condensed in my body. I also have astral qi and managed to combine the two of them to improve my attack. It’s because of this that my attacks are so strong. Otherwise, it would be impossible for me to block Master’s attack.”
Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming looked at each other with surprised expressions in their faces. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to have astral qi and evil qi at the same time. This was something that no normal person could achieve. Most importantly, normal people would even have the chance to try it out.
Whether it be astral qi or evil qi, condensing them into the body wasn’t an easy matter. The pain involved in the process exceeded what people could take. Besides the willpower needed to condense, there was a much more important point, and that was the chance to condense.
There was no need to say that astral qi was in Yellowsand Planet. One could condense astral qi there. However, not everyone can condense astral qi on Yellowsand Planet. Besides rare safe places, condensing astral qi in any other place basically asking for death.
Although condensing astral qi in Yellowsand Planet wasn’t easy, at least people know it exists there. On the other hand, evil qi was extremely scarce. Even if there were 1 or 2 places where this qi exists, they would no doubt be under the control of a Great Sect. It was impossible for Zhao Hai to go to those places to gather evil qi. The chance of condensing both astral qi and evil qi into one’s body was infinitesimally small.
It can be said that luck was an extremely important factor for a Cultivator. No matter how talented you were, if you don’t have luck, you wouldn’t reach far in your lifetime. And even if your talent was average, as long as you’re lucky, your strength would rapidly increase.
Because of this, Rogue Cultivators in the Cultivation Realms take all sorts of missions. Beside providing themselves with income and experience, it would also increase their chances of bumping into good luck!
Why “bump” into good luck? This was because these things couldn’t be found. For example, you heard that there was a treasure, but millions before you already knew that it was a trap or a scam. Therefore, good luck can only be ‘bumped’ into.
Huang Daoran looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, where did you condense astral qi? And evil qi cannot be easily found, where did you find it?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “ I condensed astral qi in Yellowsand Planet while I participated in the Machine Field’s internal qualifiers for the Six Realms Beginner COmpetition. I happen to see some Sword Cultivators condensing sword qi, so I tracked them and happened to find a good place to condense astral qi in. As for evil qi, it’s luck I got in the Six Realms Battlefield. A Demon named Hao Dong arrived in the Machine Field’s partially controlled to steal some resources. He was killed by me. However, I didn’t expect his ancestor, Hao Sha, came to take revenge. However, he wasn’t my opponent and was killed by me and Jia Ding Shan. I obtained the Crescent Moon Spade from him.” Then he took out the Crescent Moon Spade.
Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming were aware of the Crescent Moon Spade. This was because they guessed that it must have been an ancient artifact.
Zhao Hai handed the Crescent Moon Spade over to Huang Daoran. Huang Daoran carefully received the spade and then looked at it. Then he nodded and said, “It’s really an ancient artifact.” Then he passed the spade over to Feng Baiming who inspected it as well. Then he handed the Crescent Moon Spade back to Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai received the Crescent Moon Spade and then said, “The Crescent Moon Spade doesn’t look like this originally. In the past, the evil qi surrounding it was very dense. Its handle is made out of skulls while the Buddha used to be a ghost’s face. It felt like something a Devil Cultivator used. While I was practicing outside, I suddenly felt the evil qi in the spade enter my body. This surprised me. I used all of my power to control the evil qi inside my body. Fortunately, I was able to survive. After absorbing all of the evil qi inside the spade, it turned to this.”
Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming looked at each other. They didn’t think Zhao Hai would use this method to condense evil qi into his body. To be honest, Zhao Hai was really lucky. If something went wrong in the process, then he would have died.
Feng Baiming looked at the Crescent Moon Spade, and then he said, “It seems like the Crescent Moon Spade looks like this originally. Someone deliberately used evil qi in order to change its form. It must be done by a powerful ancient expert because even I can’t do it. This spade is truly a treasure. Little Hai, what do you feel when you use the Crescent Moon Spade?”
Zhao Hai replied, “I feel powerless for a while. This Crescent Moon Spade consumes a lot of spiritual qi and mental power. WIth my current strength, I can only use it a few times.”
Feng Baiming nodded, “That should be the case. Ancient artifacts are powerful, but their energy consumption is astonishing. It looks like your Master is right. Your accumulation isn’t enough.” Zhao Hai nodded.
At this time, Huang Daoran waved his hand and said, “Alright, let’s not talk about this. Little Hai, you only need to keep cultivating for the next few years. Right, Blacksmith, I just accepted a good disciple. Shouldn’t you be taking something out?”
Zhao Hai didn’t expect Huang Daoran to suddenly shift the topic. However, Feng Baiming didn’t mind it as he laughed and said, “I knew that you wouldn’t let me off. Fortunately, I was able to find something. Little Hai, take it.” Then Feng Baiming waved his hand as a bamboo branch appeared in his hand.
Zhao Hai quickly received the gift. Feng Baiming smiled and said, “This is a Purple Jade Bamboo branch. If you can find a good place, you can plant it. Don’t look down on this branch. Although it’s been kept away from soil for some time, I kept it in a jade box so it’s still alive. If you grow it, not only would you have an extra weapon, it’s also an extra defensive measure.” Zhao Hai looked at the humble bamboo branch in his hand. He didn’t expect it to be Purple Jade Bamboo.
Purple Jade Bamboo is a famous wood element material in the Cultivation Realm. Growing this bamboo isn’t easy. It only grows once every 100 years. The bamboo had the same color as purple jade. Once wind blows through it, it would make a unique sound. Magic artifacts made from this material weren’t only tough, but they also have an innate sound attack.
Growing Purple Jade Bamboo was extremely difficult. Its environmental requirements were quite strict. Spiritual qi density needed to be high in order for it to sprout. If this environment cannot be achieved, the Purple Jade Bamboo would never grow.
It should be noted that it just wouldn’t grow, it won’t die. Although the requirements for growing this bamboo was very high, it also had an extremely strong vitality. If the environment wasn’t good, it would just hibernate like an animal, hiding its vitality inside its body.
Because of this, there was a very strong life source emanating from the bamboo branch. It could even be used in potions and pills to improve their medicinal strength.
Feng Baiming was cracking a joke when he told Zhao Hai to plant the bamboo branch. He actually intended Zhao Hai to use the bamboo to make a potion in order to heal his injuries.
However, what Feng Baiming didn’t know was that Zhao Hai had the Space. Not to say about the Purple Jade Bamboo, the Space could even grow a spirit root that existed since the beginning of the world.
This gift was extremely useful to Zhao Hai. With a happy expression, he looked at Feng Baiming and said, “Martial Uncle, thank you. This gift is truly valuable.”
Feng Baiming chuckled and waved his hand. This Purple Jade Bamboo branch was something that his disciple sent. So there’s no losses on his side.”
Seeing Feng Baiming’s expression, Huang Daoran said, “Good, this gift is indeed valuable. Little Hai, after going back, you need to refine it into medicine. This thing is very hard to grow. I’m afraid you wouldn’t be able to grow it. You can just use it to make life-saving medicine. You should also try to refine your Azure Yang Stone into an artifact. If you couldn’t find anyone, you can just ask your Martial Uncle for help.”
Feng Baiming stared, he looked at Huang Daoran and said, “Goodness. Musclehead, you’re really unfair. I’ve been asking you for a long time for that Azure Yang Stone. But you ended up giving it to Little Hai.”
Huang Daoran thought for a moment before he said, “Blacksmith, if you take out more spirit wine, I’ll let you see something as good. It’s certainly better than the Azure Yang Stone.”
Upon hearing Huang Daoran, Feng Baiming couldn’t help but stare. Then he said, “Are you kidding? What do you have that’s more valuable than the Azure Yang Stone?”
Huang Daoran smiled and said, “You don’t have to worry about this. I promise that I’m not lying to you.”
Feng Baiming looked at Huang Daoran. In the end, he clenched his teeth and said, “Alright, let me see it.” Then he took out a jar of spirit wine. He had a pained expression as he poured out three cups.
Huang Daoran laughed and then took out the soft gold ore and placed it on the ground.
Seeing the large soft gold ore, Feng Baiming couldn’t help but gawk. Then his expression lightened up as he said, “It’s soft gold ore? Musclehead, how did you get something this big?”
Huang Daoran smiled faintly as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “It’s Little Hai’s gift to this one. Hey, don’t use it all up. After refining the ore, leave some for Little Hai and me.”