Chapter 1938 – Mist Pill Tavern
“Ao!” With an unwilling roar, the last Tree Demon fell down and was turned into Undead by Zhao Hai. An immortal expert also let out a sigh as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Thanks a lot Team Leader.”
Zhao Hai waved his hand, then he looked around him and said, “Let’s use our portable transmission formation to return to Wulong City. We don’t need to return to Shangshan City.”
Everyone nodded, then they flew for some distance and activated their portable transmission formation. The reason they had to fly a certain distance before using their transmission formation was because the chaotic spiritual energy of the battlefield would affect the transmission formation.
After a flash of white light, Zhao Hai and the others disappeared from the forest. Just as Zhao Hai predicted, the Tree Demons have top grade ginseng in their bodies.
When Zhao Hai’s group appeared in Wulong City, they attracted envious gazes from the cultivators around them. Portable transmission formations were rare even in Shangshan City, not to mention in Wulong City.
Zhao Hai didn’t care about the envious gazes directed towards him. He looked at Zhang Feng and said, “Let’s submit our task to the Mist Pill Sect.” Zhang Feng and the others nodded and walked towards the Mist Pill Sect branch.
The old cultivator was still the one in charge of receiving the tasks. Upon receiving the ginseng that Zhao Hai and the others submitted, he gave them an ‘excellent’ evaluation as well as full rewards.
The old cultivator didn’t give Zhao Hai and the others extra impression points because the task was just digging up ginseng. It was an easier task compared to looking for jade stalactite milk. Nevertheless, Zhao Hai and the others were satisfied with the rewards.
Just as Zhao Hai and the others exited the Mist Pill Sect, Zhao Hai’s communication device sent out a spiritual fluctuation. This means that someone was calling him. After taking his communication device out, Zhao Hai saw that it was Yuan Ba. On the other side, Yuan Ba had an excited expression as he asked, “Team Leader, where are you now?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “We’re in front of the Mist Pill Sect’s branch. We just handed our tasks in. What happened?”
Yuan Ba immediately said, “Team Leader, wait there. I’ll head over immediately.” Then he ended the call.
After receiving the communication device, Zhao Hai looked at the surroundings and said, “Yuan Ba is coming. There’s a small tavern, let’s wait for him there. We can have some drinks today.”
As soon as they heard Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng and the others smiled. They knew that if Yuan Ba sold all of those portable transmission formations, let alone a couple of drinks, they could even drink every day without a problem.
The group arrived outside the tavern. On a wooden board outside, the characters for “Mist Pill Tavern” were inscribed. This caused the group to stare. They didn’t expect this tavern to belong to the Mist Pill Sect.
The group walked in curiously. As soon as they entered, they found that the tavern was quite small. It only had about a dozen tables and each table wasn’t big. Dividing each table was shrubbery that looked luxurious. Most importantly, the shrub exuded a fragrance that made people feel refreshed.
A cultivator in a short coat walked up to Zhao Hai and the others. The man’s clothing was quite peculiar. Besides his coat, he wore pants and neat shoes. He also wore a hat. He looked very clean.
The man bowed towards Zhao Hai’s group and said, “Welcome to our small shop. It looks like it’s your first time. Please take a seat here.” Zhao Hai looked at the cultivator and could see that he was also an immortal expert. Such a person could be a powerhouse in the Great Realm of Cultivation. But in this place, he could only be a shopkeeper. If the people of the Great Realm of Cultivation finds out about this, their eyeballs would certainly fall to the ground.
However, Zhao Hai was also aware that only immortal experts could enter the Soaring Dragon Realm. Therefore, he wasn’t too startled. He gave the man a nod and followed him. On the other hand, Zhang Feng and the others were shocked at the waiter. They weren’t as mentally firm as Zhao Hai, so they couldn’t believe that an immortal expert would act like a servant.
The waiter was already used to the gaze that Zhang Feng and the others were giving him, so he didn’t care. He gestured towards the table to invite them to sit down. Then he said, “What would you like to drink?”
Zhao Hai looked around him and said, “Do you have a menu?”
The waiter stared for a moment, he looked at Zhao Hai in confusion and asked, “Mister, what is a menu?”
Zhao Hai was also stunned at the waiter’s response. However, he understood that the True Spirit Realm has no such thing as a menu. So he quickly changed his question, “What do you serve in this shop?”
The waiter immediately knew what Zhao Hai meant, so he quickly replied, “The ten brocade stir fry in our shop is the most famous. If you want fresh, we have wonderful water koi. As for liquor, our azure iron bamboo wine is the purest. If the guest wants a stronger liquor, we have heroic blood wine. Although it’s quite strong, it could help with blood circulation. It’s good for recovering injuries.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright, I want six plates of your side dishes as well as two jars of azure iron bamboo wine.” The waiter nodded and then left.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you ordered so many things. Isn’t it too much?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “First Senior Brother, don’t worry. Do you know why there are so many food establishments in the Soaring Dragon Realm? I reckon the same is true in the True Spirit Realm. Also, Martial Uncle said that once we arrive at the True Spirit Realm, we would have to eat. It’s not accidental that there are taverns and restaurants here. They want us to get used to eating as soon as possible. This way, we won’t be afraid of spending money on food once we go to the True Spirit Realm. And to be honest, it’s too easy for me to make money.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng and the others nodded. Just like Zhao Hai said, it wasn’t an issue for him to raise money. Not to mention other things, the portable transmission formations alone could bring endless wealth to Zhao Hai. All of them knew how much the materials for the transmission formations cost. Altogether they spent 20 thousand spirit stones. And after everyone obtained their own portable transmission formations, there were 1000 remaining. Five hundred were taken out to sell. How much money could 500 portable transmission formations sell for? It was a huge profit.
Zhang Feng and the others also understood what Zhao Hai wanted to say. Zhao Hai basically said that everything in the Soaring Dragon Realm has some meaning. Take the tavern for example, it’s possible that it was made to allow cultivators to adapt to eating as soon as possible. If that was the case, then this means that they would have to go to taverns and restaurants more in the future.
While they were thinking about this, Zhao Hai’s voice was suddenly heard, “We’re at Mist Pill Tavern.” His voice wasn’t loud, but Zhang Feng and the others knew that he was talking to Yuan Ba.
Before long, Yuan Ba entered the tavern. His face looked excited as he quickly walked over.
After Yuan Ba sat down, the waiter began serving the food and wine. Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Thanks.” The waiter also nodded and then left.
Zhao Hai waved his hand and arranged an isolation formation. Then he looked at Yuan Ba and said, “How is it?”
Yuan Ba laughed and replied, “Team Leader, you won’t expect this. All 500 portable transmission formations were sold. Altogether, we made 3.5 million spirit stones. I already exchanged them for jade essence. So we now have 35 thousand jade essence. Team Leader, I have never seen so much money in all the years I stayed in the Soaring Dragon Realm.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Good. When we go back, let’s buy some spirit wine to share with everyone.”
Yuan Ba and the others nodded. They couldn’t hide the excitement on their faces. They now have 35 thousand jade essence. This was jade essence, the currency circulated around the True Spirit Realm. One jade essence was equivalent to 1000 spirit stones. In the past, they didn’t have a thousand spirit stones, let alone jade essence.
Zhang Feng was also excited. Although they had been in the Soaring Dragon Realm for two days, they already understood the importance of money. Seeing how much money Zhao Hai made, it would be impossible for them to not be excited.
Zhao Hai raised his wine cup and said, “Alright, everyone. Let’s toast to today’s bountiful harvest!”
Everyone also raised their cups and then drank the wine in one go. Now, all of them were convinced of Zhao Hai. In just two days, Zhao Hai transformed the state of the Great Realm of Cultivation’s people in the Soaring Dragon Realm. If someone wasn’t convinced by Zhao Hai, then that would be because they were envious.
After placing his cup down, Zhao Hai turned his head to Yuan Ba and said, “How did you sell it all in one day? Is Wulong City’s purchasing power that strong?”
Yuan Ba shook his head and said, “It’s not. I set up a booth at the market in the beginning, but only a few people bought from me. In the end, I took all of the portable transmission formations to the Serene Formation Sect.”
After saying this, Yuan Ba was somewhat anxious as he looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Team Leader, is this okay? The Serene Formation Sect does fair business. Moreover, I heard that they’re the most famous formation sect in the True Spirit Realm.”
Zhang Feng and the others were also looking at Zhao Hai. They were afraid that Zhao Hai would be unsatisfied with this outcome.