AST 2147 - Found The Place In The Treasure Map
Qing Shui smiled, he understood this situation clearly so he did not insist. He took about ten bottles of them and put them on the table, “I made them myself and stored several bottles over the years. Here, take some. It's my first time drinking it today, I nearly forgot about it if it wasn't for you.”
There was a large jade tub in the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal which was specialized for refinement. The Jade Emperor Bee would then drip the collected dewdrops in the big tub. After some time, Qing Shui would make some wine from the collected dewdrops. However, he rarely drank it, he only tasted a little bit from the wine when he fermented it.
It tasted quite nice when it was fresh, but it was definitely better now after leaving it aside for several years. The more ancient it is, the better it tasted.
Beihuang Fan looked around and took the previous bottle where they drank the wine from, “I like it very much, I want this bottle then. You can keep the rest, it's better to know the limits.”
Qing Shui liked someone with principles, but sometimes it would be unreasonable to be too inflexible. Humans were full of emotions, and being a man of principle would be beneath the human character.
However, Qing Shui had yet to achieve that level and he knew this woman would certainly do what she said. He kept the other bottle of wines without saying much and smiled, “Since you don't want more of these, you should try my other sort of wine then. Drinking it should be helpful to your training.”
Qing Shui hoped Beihuang Fan could break through from her current realm. Beihuang Liefeng mentioned before that there were some reasons behind the bottleneck.
“Oh, even after brewing this, you have something better? You made me curious, what other wine could fight with this?” Beihuang Fan was curious.
Qing Shui took out the Plum Blossom Wine. He initially wanted to give her some to help her in training, but it seemed like he could only give her a bottle now. Yet, one bottle was sufficient, a surplus would be solely for indulgence.
He opened a tub of it. The Plum Blossom Wine was stored in tubs which were about five kilograms each. Qing Shui had the 1kg, 1.5kg, 2.5kg, 4kg, and 5kg tubs, but considering the situation just now, he took out the biggest tub.
Qing Shui used a glass which could contain 150 ml of liquid this time, rather than using the little winecup. After that, he poured a full glass of wine. An elegant, fresh fragrance came out when he opened the tub of wine. The scent of plum blossom was graceful and unyielding. Beihuang Fan was stunned as soon as she smelled the fragrance.
Qing Shui had a feeling that the character of this Plum Blossom Wine had a resemblance to Beihuang Fan’s aura. It was lofty, elegant and fairy-like.
After a while, she regained her senses and took a sip. A tinge of white beam appeared on her body, it was otherworldly and dreamy. At this moment, she had an otherworldly and pure aura as though she were out of this physical world.
Looking at this extraordinary woman, Qing Shui found it hard to believe that just a glass of wine could bring this transformation. This was like the awakening of blood, it was actually an upgrade of the realm, but it was not to the point of a breakthrough yet.
This step was crucial because she was already at the peak of her realm and only needed one opportunity to break through. Beihuang Fan knew where to find this opportunity, she would break through immediately when she overcame the hurdle of love and fell for a man.
After a long while, Beihuang Fan put down her glass and looked at Qing Shui. At that moment, her eyes were sparkling with new colors. She sighed softly, “I never expect that such a great thing would come from you.”
“Ah, what do you mean?” Qing Shui did not get it.
“How is something so sacred and graceful like this could be made by someone so frivolous like you?” said Beihuang Fan seriously.
Qing Shui stared at her speechlessly. He noticed a picture hanging on the wall of a bedroom behind her and startled. The picture looked the same as half of the Treasure Map in his hand.
Qing Shui was excited at once. Though he had a Treasure Map, it would be a waste of paper if he could not find the treasure. It was too hard to spot a place like this in the Nine Continents. However, treasures were usually hidden in a place full of spiritual sense, so he met it by chance.
“What's wrong?” Beihuang Fan noticed that Qing Shui was staring at her but he seemed to be looking at something else.
“Can I see the picture?” Qing Shui pointed at the drawing in the bedroom behind her.
“You can, is there something wrong about this drawing?” asked Beihuang Fan while walking.
Qing Shui smiled and walked along into the room. It could hardly be called a bedroom, the room was very minimalistic. There was a bamboo bed and a white tiger skin, other than that, nothing else was in there.
Qing Shui observed the drawing. It was much bigger than the Treasure Map, but more than half of the drawing was similar. It had at least 80% resemblance to the Treasure Map.
Thus, Qing Shui was assured that he could find the place he was looking for from this drawing.
Qing Shui took out the Treasure Map. Although one should always be cautious, Qing Shui didn’t seem to be worried that this woman would snatch his Treasure Map away.
“See if this Treasure Map is on the drawing.”
“Treasure Map? Hmm, that's true. It seems like what my family said is true,” Beihuang Fan uttered in surprise.
“What did your family say?” Qing Shui asked curiously.
“This is what my grandfather said. He said that there are treasures hiding here but he couldn't find them. Apparently, this Treasure Map is the key,” Beihuang Fan came to a realization.
“Then, you’ll know where this is!”
“I know, this is a place on the Northern Snow Mountain. There are many powerful demonic beasts there, it is an adventurous place.”
“Great, I finally know where this is. I thought I would have to pass it down for my future generations,” Qing Shui was over the moon.
“Aren't you afraid that I will kill you and grab your Treasure Map away?” asked Beihuang Fan.
“You're an elegant and refined person. Can you go against your conscience?” Qing Shui answered frankly.
“Alright, I know the place. When are you planning to go? You gave me a great wine so I will help you find the treasures. Don't worry, I will not take any of them,” Beihuang Fan passed the Treasure Map to Qing Shui.
“How about three days later?” Qing Shui replied after thinking.
Qing Shui returned to the Imperial Cuisine Hall. Nuolan was fully recovered and this time, Qing Shui gave one of the remaining Vitality Treasure Pagodas to her. Nuolan’s strength was directly proportional to her vital energy and endurance. She had a lot of skills and abilities which were depending on her vital energy and endurance.
Qing Shui only discovered the fact after she was injured. Hence, he gave the Vitality Treasure Pagoda to her. This item was exclusively for Nuolan, the Vitality Treasure Pagoda could double the owner’s vital energy and endurance.
Nuolan figured out the benefits of this precious little pagoda after binding it. A great item like this was invaluable. She did not know how to thank Qing Shui and it would be too insincere to just say thank you, so she just kept quiet.
“Nuolan, I will leave in three days. Be careful, okay?”
Qing Shui knew that Nuolan can protect herself well unless her opponent was someone like the old Golden Battle God. Previously, the Great Elder was the one who injured Nuolan, so Qing Shui killed him at once.
“No worries, I was a bit careless last time. With this little pagoda, I will be a lot stronger and tougher. Will it be dangerous when you leave this time? Could I help?” Nuolan asked out of concern.