Cultivation Online - Chapter 290: Verifying the Treasure
After returning to the game, Meixiu told Yuan about the situation.
“The northern entrance at Long Chen City in 30 minutes, huh. We can arrive in a few minutes if we fly there.” Yuan nodded.
“However, since we’re going to be meeting with a player, we should hide our identities.”
Yuan turned to look at Xiao Hua and asked her, “Xiao Hua, do you have another mask like the Black Jade Mask to give to Meixiu?”
Xiao Hua shook her head.
“If you need a mask, I have one, Young Master.” Feng Yuxiang said.
“Really? Do you think we can borrow it for now?”
Feng Yuxiang nodded and pulled out a red mask from her spatial ring a moment later.
Unlike the Black Jade Mask that was large enough to cover one’s face, this mask only covered the upper half of one’s face, leaving the chin and mouth exposed. Furthermore, it was red in color with some gold outlines.
“You can keep it. I tried selling it years ago but eventually gave up and tossed it with the other things I couldn’t sell.” Feng Yuxiang handed it to Meixiu in a casual manner.
[Mental Strength Required: 1,000]
[Description: A beautiful red mask that increases your Mental Defense by 2,000]
“Thank you, Feng Feng.” Meixiu accepted the mask.
“Even though it’s a treasure and you don’t have any cultivation, you should be able to wear it after consuming the Crimson Lotus Tea.” Feng Yuxiang said.
And she continued, “Speaking of your cultivation, do you intend on staying as a mortal forever, or are you going to start cultivating soon?”
“I…” Meixiu turned to look at Yuan for help since she didn’t know anything about cultivators.
“I think you should become a cultivator, Meixiu. This way, you can protect yourself in this world that’s full of unreasonable people.” Yuan said to her.
“I will protect you whenever we’re together, but there may be times when we’re separated.”
Meixiu nodded, “Okay, I will become a cultivator.”
A few moments later, Yuan retrieved the flying sword and said to Meixiu, “I can carry you.”
“Eh?” Meixiu’s eyes widened after hearing Yuan’s words. He wants to carry her?
“Ahem!” Feng Yuxiang suddenly cleared her throat before speaking, “If you want, I can carry you instead…”
Meixiu nodded and said to Yuan in a somewhat bashful voice “I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m ready to be carried by you… yet…”
Yuan didn’t understand what she meant by that but nodded his head regardless.
“Okay, I’ll leave Meixiu to you, Feng Feng.”
Sometime later, Yuan jumped on the flying sword and flew towards the sky with Xiao Hua.
Feng Yuxiang followed them after carrying Meixiu like before.
“Xiao Hua, you mentioned that some people are able to fly before Spirit Grandmaster. Do you think I can learn to fly now that I am a Spirit Master?” Yuan asked her while they flew toward Long Chen City slowly.
“In order to fly, Brother Yuan must learn Qi Manifestation to a certain extent, where you release the spiritual energy inside your Dantian outside and control the gravity around you.”
“How does one learn Qi Manifestation? Is there a technique for it?” Yuan asked.
“No, Qi Manifestation is something one must learn by themselves.”
“I see… I will try it later.” Yuan nodded.
Yuan and the others descended from the sky a few minutes later once they could see Long Chen City in the distance.
Once they returned to the ground, they walked a few hundred meters until they could see the entrance to the city.
“This is the northern entrance, right?” Yuan asked Feng Yuxiang.
Thus, they began waiting for the staff member from the auction site.
“Xiao Hua, Feng Feng, can you hide for now? There’s a chance the players can use you to identify us.” Meixiu suddenly said to them.
“Oh, Meixiu’s right. We’re trying to hide our identity.” Yuan agreed with Meixiu.
Xiao Hua and Feng Yuxiang nodded their heads and disappeared by returning to Yuan’s body.
“Wow…” Meixiu mumbled in a dazed voice after seeing this scene.
About ten minutes later, they could see a skinny man in his late twenties wearing plain clothes approaching them with a nervous smile on his face.
“Hello… I am a staff member at COPlayerAuctions… Are you the ones selling the Frozen Jade Zither?” The staff said in a nervous voice, mostly because of the invisible but powerful aura coming from Yuan, who stood there menacingly in the staff’s eyes.
‘A black mask… Could it really be? Player Yuan?’ The staff swallowed nervously at this thought.
“We are,” Meixiu said.
“Hello, esteemed guests. You can call me Lee, and I am here to verify the Frozen Jade Zither’s legitimacy before we begin the auction.”
“How are you going to verify the treasure?” Meixiu then asked.
“I just need to verify the grade of the treasure. However, before we do that, let’s go somewhere more private. There are too many people around here.”
Yuan and Meixiu then followed this person named Lee into the woodland behind them.
A few minutes later, they stopped.
“Now, if you could, please take out the Frozen Jade Zither. I just need to verify the grade and quality to make sure it’s real. Also, you can rest assured that I won’t touch the treasure until we officially begin the auction with your approval,” said Lee.
Meixiu turned to look at Yuan since he was the one who had the treasure.
After nodding his head, Yuan retrieved the Frozen Jade Zither from his spatial ring and held it in front of Lee.
“This is…” Lee felt the chills throughout his body the moment the Frozen Jade Zither appeared, and the atmosphere in that area also became colder.
Lee narrowed his eyes at the zither.
[Frozen Jade Zither]
[Mental Strength Requirement: 35,000]
[Soul Strength Requirement: 50,000]
[Description: Can create music notes that will freeze one’s heart and soul]
“R-Real… It’s really a Divine-grade treasure!” Lee subconsciously took a few steps with a shocked expression on his face after seeing the zither’s stats.