Chapter 217 – The Truth About Soul Training Book
Translated by Yuanyulin
To indulge in carnal desires won’t do you any good.
You XiaoMo finally understood because that sentence clearly was from people who had suffered the same misery as he is.
As for eating and drinking, all were done by the fresh-looking Ling Xiao, who’s been accompanying him in their room all morning, while being stared at by You XiaoMo’s grudging eyes. He massaged him nonchalantly, and then served him tea.
At noon, You XiaoMo was finally able to move from bed, his ability to recover was clearly much faster than last time. Apart from his back, which still hurt a little, he didn’t feel pain anymore.
Looking at the lively You XiaoMo, Ling Xiao sighed, “It seems like if we do it again a few more times, you’ll get used to it.”
You XiaoMo imperiously spit out these two words, “Fuck you!”
Of course Ling Xiao couldn’t hear his ‘f’ word. He gave him the new clothes that were hanging on top of the screen. At first, he was going to help You XiaoMo change, but unfortunately, he was rejected mercilessly.
After finishing washing their faces and rinsing out their mouths, they changed clothes, and then went downstairs. There were so many guests in the tavern. When they stepped out from their room, all kinds of voices were mixing and the waves ran high into their ears (t/n: extremely noisy). Many people were talking so loudly, their saliva sprayed everywhere at the same time.
Although Ling Xiao already put on his mask, because both of them wore white clothes, they were quite eye-catching. Some people even stole a glance at them secretly.
The waiters at this tavern were very attentive, even with so many guests inside, the moment both of them sat down, the waiter who served them yesterday was already walking towards them with a business smile plastered on his face. Hearing the waiter’s greeting, You XiaoMo nonchalantly chose some cheap dishes, while inside his heart, he angrily labelled the waiter as a profiteer. Even though those were just some ordinary dishes, they cost three gold coins. Even if you were a robber, you wouldn’t be able to make money as fast as this tavern.
Deep inside his heart, You XiaoMo thought that he must think of a plan to make more money.
Before he came here, he didn’t think that Yan City’s living expenses would be so high, several times higher than the South. Counting the expenses so far, he believed that the five million gold coins in his purse would soon be spent.
You XiaoMo put some vegetables into his mouth, while looking at Ling Xiao who ate the food gracefully, and was warming the heart and delighting the eyes (t/n: pleasant to the eyes), “Where are we going to go?”
Ling Xiao said, “According to the information, there’s still half a month before Dao Xin Academy comes to Yan City for student enrollment. Because we still don’t know the exact place and time, we should look for the information as soon as possible, to avoid clasping the Buddha’s feet when danger arises (t/n: making a hasty last-minute effort)”.
“Where are we going to look for the information?” You XiaoMo asked. Before Ling Xiao could answer him, the waiter came carrying a teapot and heard You XiaoMo’s question, so he asked, “Are both sirs going to gather some information?”
Hearing him speak initiatively, You XiaoMo simply asked, “Do you know any information about Dao Xin Academy’s student recruitment?”
The waiter laughed, “Is this the first time both sirs have come to the Yan City?”
You XiaoMo lifted his eyebrow, you could tell just from that?
The waiter said, “Sir, you might not know, but the place for Dao Xin Academy student enrollment is not fixed, sometimes at Yan City, sometimes at other northern region. But you two are very fortunate, Dao Xin Academy will hold the student recruitment at Yan City this year. Even though they still haven’t announced where they will hold the enrollment, they will inform everyone in ten days. If you sirs want to know as soon as possible, you can go to the Xian Ji Lou.”
You XiaoMo was taken aback, “What kind of place is Xian Ji Lou?”
The waiter became more certain that this was their first time in Yan City, “Xian Ji Lou is a place specialized in selling information, it has one particular division that specializes in looking for information upon request. For major events like the Dao Xin Academy student enrollment, I’m sure Xian Ji Lou will have the information.”
It sounded like a good plan, but You XiaoMo still had a question. He asked, “If the enrollment announcement is within ten days, doesn’t it mean I don’t really have to spend gold coins to buy the information?”
The waiter explained, “Sir, you do not know, even though they will announce the news in ten days, there is a time limit for Dao Xin Academy’s enrollment. If you cannot get it in time, wouldn’t it mean that you miss this opportunity?”
You XiaoMo still had one question that he couldn’t figure out, “Doesn’t this Dao Xin Academy have a reputation that no matter what the student’s origin is, as long as they meet their requirements, they will accept them? Why don’t they give the location announcement at an earlier date?”
The waiter answered patiently, “Because Dao Xin Academy is very famous, there will be countless people signing up for the enrollment every time, but the people who are really able to pass are fewer than one percent. So, in order to not increase the burden for the teachers, who still have to choose students who have true potential. It’s been three years since Dao Xin Academy started to plan this system. This year is the second time they will implement it.”
So their luck was bad, because they didn’t come ahead of time.
Because he got the information that he wanted, You XiaoMo gave the waiter one gold coin as a tip.
After the waiter walked away, You XiaoMo suddenly frowned. His hunch yesterday was indeed right, it hadn’t even been a day, he already had to spend some money.
Ling Xiao rubbed the creases between You XiaoMo’s eyebrow, “Don’t think too much, after we spend money, we should just earn it again. Just eat, after that, we will go to Xian Ji Lou to take a look. The enrollment isn’t top secret, so it must not be that pricey.”
You XiaoMo relaxed a little, what he said was true!
After they finished eating, both of them asked the direction to Xian Ji Lou, and then headed there. Xian Ji Lou is located at the southeast corner of Yan City. It was a little far from their current location; if they took the Gigantic Firebird, it would take them three days to arrive, while transport circles would only take a moment. Although Yan City doesn’t permit people to fly above, people are allowed to use the Gigantic Firebird.
After they discussed it, You XiaoMo finally consented to use a transport circle. Although he already had a hunch that this decision would hurt him for a moment, after really being ripped off, his heart couldn’t stop aching nonetheless.
Since the spirit stones used for transport circle are very precious, and the spirit stone here are better than the one used at Naye City, so the price became very expensive. But the speed was indeed very fast, in just a moment, the people were already looking at an unfamiliar place. They didn’t even have to ask people where Xian Ji Lou was, because they could see it already.
Looking at the center where the people were flowing from, there stood a huge, magnificent dome, as if it came from under the ground. This building was none other than Xian Ji Lou, which covered a huge area. If you compared it with the earth’s Forbidden City, it approximately wouldn’t reach 1/10 of it.
Ling Xiao hand chopped You XiaoMo’s head, who was still in a daze, “You look stupid. Let’s go inside and take a look.”
When You XiaoMo had just barely recovered from his surprise, Ling Xiao had already dragged him to enter Xian Ji Lou and saw two pieces of huge screens that were very eye catching. One of them already had a lot of information that had already been published, so everyone should know it. If the news was already on top of the screen, it meant you couldn’t buy the information anymore. Another special thing about this place was that it’s not commendatory for a shop assistant to engage the customers without solicitation.
On top of the screen, there was a bounty section, arranged based on the reward money, from high to low. When You XiaoMo took a glance, he was amazed. Ling Xiao, who was beside him, noticed his unusual behavior, and tried to follow his line of sight. Coincidentally, he spotted the bounty with the highest reward, so he couldn’t help but show a nasty smile.
Two level nine magic pills. No wonder this bounty was placed in the first position. Apparently that Qiu Ran mage really would go as far as giving up his treasure for the Heavenly Soul Scripture.
You XiaoMo looked at the exact same information, but what took his attention wasn’t the two level nine magic pills, instead, it was the bounty item that they had to retrieve. It clearly mentioned the three words “Heavenly Soul Scripture.”
He believed that the Long Xiang Continent would not have other soul training book called Heavenly Soul Scripture. No wonder at that time, Ling Xiao could give him a soul training book so easily. It was actually a “stolen thing.”
You XiaoMo immediately grabbed Ling Xiao’s clothes, and stared at him with eyes that looked like lasers, “You, you, you… please confess sincerely, that… don’t tell me..?”
The corner of Ling Xiao’s mouth suddenly curved up and became radiant, and gave him the answer easily, “Exactly!”
You XiaoMo looked at him silently for a long time, and suddenly said, “You said you didn’t steal it!”
Ling Xiao recalled back, “Did I say that?”
You XiaoMo nodded with certainty, “You did.”
Even if he didn’t, XiaoMo would still have said he did.
Ling Xiao said beamingly, “Well, even if I did say something like that, I really didn’t say it wrong.”
You XiaoMo stared at him with wide eyes, “The information is already out, you still say that you didn’t?”
“Of course.” Ling Xiao laughed happily, “Because I didn’t steal it, I just took it.”
You XiaoMo, “…” Was there any difference?
Ling Xiao touched his back, and then said to him pleasantly, “Even if you struggle over this now, it’s no use. It’s already been a long time, and nobody knows that I was the one who did it. You can learn using that soul training book in peace.”
Of course he understood, but You XiaoMo remembered that a few months ago, he foolishly gave away the Heavenly Soul Scripture to his three seniors. Had he known earlier that it was a stolen thing, ah nope, a taken thing, he wouldn’t have simply gave it to them. The only thing that he could be glad about, was that his seniors knew that that soul training book is very precious, so they certainly would keep it a secret.
Forbidden City (紫禁城): Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers over 180 acres.
Yuanyulin fangirling mode: ahahahahahahahahaha OMG boss ftw!! I couldn’t stop laughing, boss didn’t feel any regret nor panic whatsoever, he even proud of it. As expected of a ‘boss’ XDD
Quote of the day: I didn’t steal it. I took it. — boss.