Chapter 394: The Evil Ways of Cute Little Baby (2)
"Boo-hoo, I'm just giving an idea, that's all. It's fine if you don't accept it, but why must you be so harsh on me!" Cute Little Baby exclaimed as it squeezed its lips and cried.
"Stop crying. Hurry up and get on with planting it. I'll kick your ass if it doesn't survive." Yun Jiuge had seen through this guy's evil ways long ago. She did not fall for them at all.
"Planting it now, planting it now!" Cute Little Baby immediately stopped crying and no longer dared to act up.
Cute Little Baby eagerly chose a spot by the brook far away from the Herb Soul Seed to plant the bamboo staff. Then it gestured its fingers to channel water from the brook to irrigate it.
Yun Jiuge wearily exited the Magic Cauldron after she saw Cute Little Baby behaving itself.
"What happened? Has Cute Little Baby made you angry again?" Zi Shang asked in a gentle voice when he saw Yun Jiuge's grim face.
"Tell me — was I a bad, vile and overbearing she-devil in my previous life?" Yun Jiuge asked sullenly.
Although she did not consider herself to be a good person, she did not think she could be that terrible in the past.
"Why do you ask?" Zi Shang replied with raised eyebrows. What had made this girl upset?
"Otherwise, how did I hone such a demon? It frequently wants to eat souls. And it's asking for 10,000 souls right from the get-go." Cute Little Baby acted so nonchalantly that it was evident it ate a lot in the past.
Although the Yin Spiritual Mountains were the headquarters of the Black Magic Sects, each major sect had its own technique for Cultivation.
Whether it was using Yin Qi, Fiendish Qi, Spectral Aura, Vital Energy, or Soul Energy to cultivate, each sect had their own authentic origins for their technique. No one would kill people recklessly to cultivate.
If Black Magic disciples killed people so frivolously, the ordinary people of the Yin Spiritual Mountains would have perished long ago. Where would they recruit disciples to expand the sects?
Those who relied on killing people for Cultivation were either minor sects, small clans or shambolic Black Magic Practitioners.
It wasn't just the prestigious and upright sects who would defend traditional values and wipe out such perpetrators if they were to catch sight of them. Even the Black Magic Sects would do the same without any qualms.
"Cute Little Baby is just being greedy. Continue to teach it patiently in future," Zi Shang said casually.
To him, it did not matter how bad Cute Little Baby was, as long as it was useful to Yun Jiuge.
Yun Jiuge found herself barking up the wrong tree. Zi Shang was also contemptible in many ways. He would not give a hoot about Cute Little Baby's gluttony.
But Zi Shang was right. Cute Little Baby was greedy, but its wicked nature was not strong. At least it would behave once chastised by her.
In fact, when it came to souls, the main thing was to consume the Soul Power inside. She remembered that there was a kind of Medicinal Pill which could replenish souls.
However, the ingredients used for the Soul Replacement Pill were relatively rare. She could only refine it upon the success of her Foundation Establishment Cultivation, so she had to put this aside for now. The most pressing matter at the moment was still the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm.
Yun Jiuge soon straightened out her thoughts and packed a bottle of Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills. She also took with her two types of good defensive magical tools to go find Lang Ya.
Sometime ago, Lang Ya had accepted a task which allowed him to make money and Cultivate at the same time. Today was the day he would return to the Sect for the handover. But he was unexpectedly stopped by a person along the way.
"Senior Lang Ya, long time no see," Yun Jiuge greeted him.
"Junior Yun Jiu, you're out of your Spiritual Retreat?" Lang Ya asked. He looked at Yun Jiuge who had already achieved the ninth level of the Qi Refining Stage and could not help feeling surprised.
This Junior's speed of Cultivation was really fast.
For Yun Jiuge's age, not to mention achieving the ninth level of the Qi Refining Stage — even achieving the Foundation Establishment Stage was common.
But those were talented disciples whom the sects groomed from an early age.
It was extremely rare for a person like Yun Jiuge, who had no assistance from anyone nor backing, to develop from scratch within two years and then directly achieve the ninth level of the Qi Refining Stage.
But thinking about the Thousand-year-old Living Corpse by Yun Jiuge's side, Lang Ya was somewhat relieved.
Having a Favorable Encounter certainly made a difference.
But Lang Ya would not want this kind of Favorable Encounter even if it were to happen to him.
If the other party were a lively and beautiful female living corpse, he could still close his eyes and throw himself at her. But he could not endure it if he had to be conquered by a male living corpse.
This was also why despite Yun Jiuge's prominence in the Yin Corpse Sect, few people actually admired, envied, or hated her.
"Senior Lang Ya, I've something to ask. For the trip to Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm this time, has Elder Bai Gu briefed you on anything?" Yun Jiuge asked. She knew that Lang Ya was a straightforward person who did not beat about the bush, so she got right to the point.
"Yes, Master instructed Senior Yu and me to cooperate more with Senior Bai. And to kill you when the opportunity strikes," Lang Ya said directly.
"I wonder what Senior Lang Ya thinks about this matter?" Yun Jiuge asked.
"I don't have the time to," Lang Ya said without hesitation.
He had always admired Yun Jiuge's resourcefulness and strength. Although he was unable to be openly friendly with Yun Jiuge due to his Master, he did not want to deal with her either.
"Senior Lang Ya, we're all straightforward people, so let's talk openly. I don't expect you to help me deal with Bai Lan, but I hope you can make some concessions at the critical moments. It'll be good if you can divulge some information too. I personally refined this bottle of Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills — take it as a thank you gift." Yun Jiuge spoke in a show of sincerity.
Lang Ya's eyes suddenly lit up. He had heard that Ze Yun Street recently introduced a batch of pure Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills.
Unfortunately, the price was high and the quantity was scarce. He had been feeling sorry that he did not manage to get his hands on them.
At the thought of Yun Jiuge's request, he still refused and said, "Junior Yun Jiu, although I don't want to deal with you, sometimes I can't do as I like either."
Lang Ya did not want to be entangled. If he did not manage the situation well, it would be double losses on both sides.
"It's me who's being too hasty." Yun Jiuge had guessed that Lang Ya would not accept, so she immediately changed tactics and said, "Dangers abound in the trip to the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm this time. I don't know how Senior Lang Ya's preparations are coming along, but it's better to get a few more defensive magical tools ready. I heard that the Fiendish Qi inside can kill people without a trace."
Lang Ya became gloomy when he heard this. He naturally knew that the Fiendish Qi in the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm was strong. He would be at a disadvantage without defensive magical tools of good caliber.
His set of Black Magic Bone Spurs was fine for attacks, but the defense ability was not up to par. Unfortunately, the better defensive magical tools were too expensive.
He had bought a lot of things before and became a little hard-pressed. He wanted to do the task first to accumulate Spiritual Stones.
But before he could accumulate enough Spiritual Stones, the defensive magical tools he liked were already snapped up. He was feeling frustrated about it too.
Yun Jiuge could see Lang Ya's frustration at a glance. She then said, "I've a few types of good defensive magical tools here. If Senior Lang Ya sees anything you like, just give me a price and take it!"
With that, she took out the two defensive magical tools she had prepared.
One of them was a fourth grade Diamond Protection Talisman. It could resist three strikes from a Cultivator with Intermediate Foundation Establishment Stage once patted on the body.
The other was a small gray flag which was engraved with a pale green Sword Rune that resembled the Legendary Dragon.
Not only could it ignite a flying sword attack, it also had the protective energy of a Legendary Dragon. It was a good item that could both attack and defend.
Lang Ya could not take his eyes off them. There was a look of deep longing in his eyes.
The Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm would open in another four months or so. With so little time, even if he entered into Enclosed Cultivation, he would not improve his Cultivation by much. So the Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills were not what he needed most.
But he really liked the two types of defensive magical tools that Yun Jiuge offered and he also desired to acquire them.
Lang Ya knew that once he bought them, he would owe her a favor.
But he would spend his Spiritual Stones after all. It was still better than taking something for free. Thus, Lang Ya said decisively, "I'll buy both items. Junior Yun Jiu, name a price!"