Chapter 234 Crystal Meat – Spiritual Leopard Version (k)
Translated by Gumihou
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Many of the spectators continued to linger after the battle ended.
They stared at the area where the Champions gathered, refusing to leave until after Shiyu and her friends had recovered enough to dress whatever wounds they could, changed out of their bloodied outer robes and left the Central Square through a hidden passage that would bring them out of the place without having to meet the audience.
Once out of Central Square, Shiyu looked at her bloodied and bruised companions and suddenly recalled a saying, ‘Friends through Life and Death’.-+987They had supported each other through the competition. During the individual rounds where they did their best to win their fights to score as many points for their team. During the group fight where they had each other’s back and worked together to blast the opponents off the stage. Gradually, their feelings had pooled together like the blood that that pooled on the grounds of the arena.
In this cutthroat Cultivation society and long path towards Cultivation, it did not matter if everyone eventually found themselves scattered across the world. With these few close friends in their hearts, none would be truly lonely.
While Shiyu and her friends made their way to the Imperial College to recover, the fate of the little girl at Hai’er Valley remained uncertain.
Right now, the parents of this little girl were counting money under the light of a lamp.
“How much is it?” the wife’s voice trembled with disbelief. She could not help the joy flashing in her eyes.
Opposite her, the husband counted the silver taels once, twice and a third time before licking his dry lips and said excitedly, “It has to be right. I’ve counted more than 200,000 silver taels. We’ve collected this much in just a few days, I’m afraid there’s more than enough to treat Xiao Yun’s illness now.”
“I’ve asked around and the physicians said that the cheapest immortal medicines cost a few tens of thousands of taels. In other words, we’ll still have a hundred thousand teals left after paying for treatment. My goodness, they say that people in the Imperial Capital are rich and prosperous, that if a signboard happened to crash down, the people struck by it would bleed silver. Looks like the saying is true.” The woman’s eyes were very bright as she caressed the silver taels.
“You want to keep only a hundred thousand taels?” the man looked a little conflicted. The silver felt very hot in his hands, but he could not resist the urge to close his fists around them.
After working so hard for half his life, he barely saw a handful of silver, but now… it felt as though he was surrounded by these dazzling things.
The wife’s heart thumped, “You’re saying…”
“It’s been only a few days but the people have already delivered over 200,000 taels to us. As long as Xiao Yun is still sick, the money will keep coming. We scrimped and save all our lives and all we have to show for it are three houses and two shops. What are those compared to this pile of silver?”
“But…” the wife’s face grew a little complicated. “What if people find out? What if they-”
How could she not understand what her husband is suggesting? How could she not be tempted? But her conscience still pricked at her.
“As long as Xiao Yun’s sickness is not fully cured, we may continue. After all, it’s not like we’re neglecting her. It’s all fine if the outsiders think she’s in a miserable condition.” The man gazed at the mountain of silver. For the sake of growing this little pile, he was willing to do whatever it takes.
If he missed this opportunity to make money, he would definitely regret it. So what if people found out? It’s just a little scolding from some random strangers, how could he not take this chance to accumulate more wealth?
The wife looked at her husband’s resolute face and said, “Then, I shall do as you say,”
“Buy some medicine tomorrow,” said the husband. “Don’t get anything too expensive. Get something good enough to keep her alive,”
While husband and wife had their secret conference, the bratty little boy was sleeping soundly in his bed. His tender white face unmarred by conflict or sadness. On the other side of the wall, a little girl lay in her sickbed. Her eyes staring emptily into the darkness. Tears slipping down her face and wetting her pillow.
A child may be ignorant but they are not stupid. After so much time laying on her sickbed with nothing but her thoughts to accompany her, she spent a lot of time thinking about the past.
Some things really could not stand close scrutiny. Once she began to think about it, she could not help but keep thinking about it. The more she thought about it, the stuffier and more painful her chest became. Disappointment and anger fell like striking rain, converging into a torrential river that threatened to drown her to death.
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The next day, Feng Luo and Xuan Yin found themselves confined to bed. Too injured to do anything else. As for Lin Fan and Qing Chen, instead of Cultivating, they spent a rare hour talking about the previous match. Meanwhile, Dong-Fang Zheng was doing his best to pamper Xuan Yin and waited on her diligently. Qi Chuyun, the only other person who was relatively uninjured, had gone off to train with her bow.
As for Shiyu, she had disappeared into her Saint’s Dwelling. After spending a single night in the Spiritually rich space, the injuries on her body had receded by half. As long as she continued to properly nurture her body, she would recover quickly. Her main concern now was whether to refine the Spiritual Leopard for everyone’s sake.
No matter what, that Beast was a Nascent Formation Realm expert, even though it only has a single beast core, when shared among seven people, surely they would still gain a lot? On the other hand, she only has this one chance. If she messed up the way she did with the previous hundreds of beast cores experiments…
After taking a deep breath, she decided to take the chance. If she waited until she was sure, it might end up becoming useless to them.
That’s right, rather than waiting for that mythical ‘better time’, let’s just seize the opportunity to try something now.
With that in mind, she summoned Ocean Heart Flame and began to process the Nascent Formation Leopard while still recovering from her injuries. She had elected to do this in the Saint’s Dwelling since she was still hurt and the atmosphere could support her body even as she sent more Spiritual power to Ocean Heart Flame. Not to mention, that Nascent Formation Leopard was just too eye-catching, ah. Better to do it away from prying eyes.  Nevertheless, even with the support of the Saint’s Dwelling, the process was slow going. For one thing, the physical body of the leopard was very large. After some time, she had to sit down and recover, gnawing on some precious herbs to help in her recovery.
She spent three days like this. At the end of the three days, her appearance was even worse than the time she stepped off the platform after a fight against the Fire Wolves. A long processing time later, the huge Nascent Formation Leopard had been reduced to pure blood essence about the size of her fist.
The dark red blood essence was very vivid, she could feel the strong Spiritual essence emanating from it. In addition to the dark red glow, veins of brilliant gold light would occasionally shoot out from the essence.
After studying the blood essence, Shiyu gritted her teeth and called Ocean Heart Flame to her hands and continued the purification process. She cannot afford to waste all her previous efforts due to momentary carelessness.
Another two more days of refining later, the fist-sized blood essence reduced further until it was the size of a beast core. Additionally, there was a drop of golden liquid on the side the size of a mung bean.
This drop of liquid clearly came from the blood essence, but Shiyu had no idea what it was. Finally, she decided to just ask Fat Cat.
[SnarkyGumi: Has… nothing much to say… 0o0]
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|凝氣||Condensation Stage||Stage 1|
|化丹||Core Transformation||Stage 2|
|凝丹(46)||Core Condensation||Stage 3|
|化神(52)||Divine Transformation||Stage 4|
|成嬰||Nascent Formation||Stage 5|
|返墟||Revert Decay||Stage 7|
|歸真||Original Purity||Stage 8|
|成仙||Become immortal||Stage 9|
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