Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Men of letters preferred swords. Even if they did not know any martial arts, they liked to carry a sword with them, as they appeared to be noble and elegant with it.
The saber was used by the armies on the battlefield and the ruffians of the pugilistic society. It was totally unlike the aura of the scholar.
When choosing his weapons at Sky Treasure Pavilion, Su Zimo did not choose the sword but the saber automatically. He did not know the reason behind his actions as well.
Su Zimo finally understood why when he left the mansion of the City Lord. That was because he was no scholar deep down inside.
He was the son of the mighty Lord Wuding, that all the dukes were in awe of. He should be galloping on the battlefield, killing countless enemies with his fearless and indomitable spirit, blood staining his robe!
Originally, Su Zimo could not understand why he was not the least nervous, scared or frightened when the knife that he held pierced Zhou Dingyun’s throat that night. Instead, he was slightly excited and eager to try.
Su Zimo finally understood everything right now.
It was in his blood to kill without the slightest hesitation. Although he had spent more than ten years studying, he could not hide his true nature!
The words that Luo Tianwu said were like sharp thorns that pierced Su Zimo’s heart. He was in agony at hearing them.
His older brother was seriously injured. How was he doing? Was he in a critical state?
Was Xiaoning frightened out of her wits at the calamity that befell the Su family?
Upon passing by the inn that he stayed temporarily last time, Su Zimo chanced upon the unique mark made by Sky Treasure Pavilion.
“Could it be that the two pseudo spirit weapons have been refined?”
Su Zimo hesitated slightly before heading to Sky Treasure Pavilion.
When he reached the end of the alley, the walls sensed his Sky Treasure Gold Badge. It turned transparent as water instantly, and Su Zimo walked right through it.
Upon reaching Sky Treasure Pavilion, Su Zimo did not stop but continued to go upstairs.
There were many Qi Refinement Warriors at the main hall. Many of them turned to look at Su Zimo with a searing and examining gaze.
The atmosphere in the main hall was strange.
There was a detection skill in the cultivation world. Therefore, all the Qi Refinement Warriors present could tell that there was no spirit qi within Su Zimo, yet he was able to reach the second level of Sky Treasure Pavilion.
There was only one explanation for that——Su Zimo had Sky Treasure Badge with him!
With the Sky Treasure Badge, one could be given a ten percent discount when making purchases in Sky Treasure Pavilion. This was very tempting!
When Su Zimo went to Sky Treasure Pavilion for the first time, he had Yao Xue, a Foundation Establishment Cultivator with him. Therefore, nobody dared to have have any designs on it.
But now that it was Su Zimo who had the Sky Treasure Badge, it was tantamount to a three-year-old kid who walked around with a gold brick.
He was a mortal, yet he had the Sky Treasure Badge. He must have come from an illustrious family. Although many of the Qi Refinement Warriors were tempted, they gave up the idea of snatching the Sky Treasure Badge, as they did not want to court death.
However, there were still exceptions.
A man’s wealth was his own ruin by causing another’s greed.
There would always be someone who was willing to take the risk in the face of great temptation!
A pair of cold eyes trailed after Su Zimo from the corner of the main hall. It followed him all the way to the end of the staircase.
Su Zimo had something on his mind, therefore he did not notice the fleeting malicious gaze at the main hall.
As soon as Su Zimo reached the second floor, the manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion stood up to welcome him with a big smile on his face. “Young Master Su is finally here. The two pseudo spirit weapons have been refined. Come and have a look.”
The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion slapped on his storage bag and one long saber and a longbow floated right in front of Su Zimo. There were twelve sharp arrows as well.
The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion said, “The Cold Moon Saber is about three feet long, it has a silver blade, and a thick and sharp razor edge, suitable for slashing and killing. It is mainly made up of rare spiritual items. We have added ten types of hard materials including seven stars gravel and golden light rocks to cast the saber in accordance with your requirements. Although it had no spirit pattern, it can withstand the impact made from middle-grade spirit weapons and it would still be good as ever!”
Su Zimo nodded, reaching toward the long saber that floated in the air.
Just then, there was a look of mockery in the manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion’s eyes.
He was waiting for Su Zimo to make a fool of himself.
Su Zimo asked that the pseudo spirit weapons to be as heavy as possible. The Cold Moon Saber weighed close to 500 kilograms. Given his Level 9 Weapon Refinement cultivation realm, he could barely handle the spirit weapon with his spirit qi. It was impossible to kill the enemy with such a weapon.
The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion believed that the moment Su Zimo took the saber, it would crush his feet!
However, the manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion was dumbstruck the next moment.
Su Zimo took Cold Moon Saber easily in his hands. He even tried a few strokes with it. It was as light as a feather to him. He nodded and said, “The saber is pretty good. It is just that it is still quite light.”
The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion, “…”
“What kind of monster is this man? He has no spirit qi, but he could handle the weapon that weighed 500 kilograms with his physical strength. The most annoying part is that he finds it too light…” The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion rolled his eyes.
“This is Sanguine Crystal Bow. Take it.” The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion could not be bothered to go into details. He was in no mood to explain to him.
The Sanguine Crystal Bow was bloody red and there was a crystal clear luster to it. It was as if blood was flowing in the bow, exuding a strange aura. It weighed as heavy as the Cold Moon Saber.
Su Zimo slanted the Sanguine Crystal Bow over his body, while he tied the quiver on his back, putting the twelve sharp arrows into the quiver. He tied the Cold Moon Saber at his waist. He was all ready.
“By the way, Young Master Su, we have found someone suitable regarding your hiring notice. However, the person is somewhat different from your requirements,” the manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion said.
“He is Song Qi, a Level 7 Qi Refinement Warrior. According to him, if you are willing to pay him with some spirit stones in advance, he could reach Level 8 Qi Condensation. Of course, if you don’t agree, I can say no to his request.”
He did not know how long he had to wait before a Level 8 Qi Refinement Warrior could take on the assignment. Su Hong was seriously injured, he had no idea of his condition. Now that the Su family had suffered such misfortunes, Su Zimo intended to rush back to Ping Yang Town immediately. He had no time to wait.
“Tell him to come. I would like to meet him,” Su Zimo said in a deep voice.
The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion brought someone with him in no time. He was a Qi Refinement Warrior in his forties. He looked handsome and composed.
“This is Young Master Su. You can talk to him regarding your requests.” The manager of Sky Treasure Pavilion stood to the side after finishing the introductions.
Upon seeing Su Zimo, Song Qi did not look down on him or flatter him. He cupped his fists and said, “Young Master Su.”
Su Zimo asked, “Are you in a hurry to use spirit stones?”
“Yes. If I have sufficient spirit stones, I will be able to get through Level 8 Qi Condensation.” Song Qi nodded.
“How long will it take?”
“Well… I can’t say for sure. Nobody can tell you the exact timing to break through a realm.” Song Qi was being very frank.
Su Zimo had a good first impression of the man. He was silent before he asked, “Since you are lacking spirit stones, why don’t you join a clan?”
“I am a pseudo spirit root. No major clans are willing to accept me. Even if they accept me, they will only treat me as a servant.” Song Qi smiled bitterly.
A pseudo spirit root was the worst spirit root. It contained the five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. It would absorb a mixture of spirit qi. It was impure and one’s cultivation speed was very slow.
There were also spirit roots that only contained one element, for example metal spirit root, wood spirit root and fire spirit root, it was akin to the legendary heaven spirit root. It could take in the purest spirit qi, and its cultivation speed was fast. If one did not encounter any mishaps, one would most likely become a Golden Core!
Given that he was a pseudo spirit root, Su Zimo knew that Song Qi must have been through a lot of suffering to be able to reach Level 7 Qi Condensation in his forties.
“Let’s go. Come with me to Ping Yang Town. I will give you one thousand spirit stones in advance,” Su Zimo said.
Song Qi exclaimed. He could not conceal his joy.
Song Qi did not expect that Su Zimo would agree to his request. After all, he was not a Level 8 Qi Refinement Warrior, and he requested his employer to pay him spirit stones in advance. He felt sorry about it.
He did not expect that Su Zimo would give him one thousand spirit stones right away!
“Young Master Su, thank you very much. I will do everything possible to protect the Su family!” Song Qi thanked him profusely.