Translated by: FatChinee
Edited by: Taffy
Chapter 87 – Treasures Are Hard to Find Pt. 1
General armor was not armor that came from ancient times. In truth, this was actually modern alchemic technology that infused ancient magic into the armor. The armor’s quality was light-weight, however the strength of the armor far surpassed that of forged metal. Behind it swayed a large cloak, and so for a team, this general armor was their strongest asset. In actuality, the name general armor was not really the best name for the item. This warrior armor should actually be named Marshal’s Armor.
How much money would be needed, Suo Jia simply did not know. However Suo Jia knew that there was not yet any urgency to obtain this armor. One, was that it was too expensive and he could not afford it currently, and the other aspect was that armor wasn’t as important as weapons.
Holy Cross Blades were the weapons most suited for the fire and wind warriors. The sooner they obtained those weapons, the sooner they could grow accustomed to using them. If they obtained them too late, then they would have to decide whether or not the weapons were still worth getting.
Speaking of weapons, Suo Jia suddenly remembered that strange dagger. He took out his interspatial ring and gave the dagger to #1 and said while perturbed, “#1, take a look at this dagger for me. How powerful is this dagger after it is imbued with battle qi?”
Smoothly accepting the dagger, fire wind warrior #1 waved the dagger around a couple of times, her face exuding a bewildered expression. She was most likely shocked by the strange feeling of the dagger!
She slowly gathered battle qi, soon after… #1 infused the battle qi into the dagger. Then, with a fizz sound, #1 easily pierced through a hard stone pillar with the dagger.
Seeing this scene, Suo Jia could not help but open his eyes wide. Faced with what happened right in front of him, there was already sufficient evidence that when this dagger was supported by battle qi, it definitely had destructive power. With things turning out this way, this dagger’s value was now simply immeasurable.
Gently removing the dagger from the stone pillar, #1 shook her head in admiration. “Heavens, this dagger has ridiculous penetrating power. If you just compress your battle qi a bit, then the damage you can inflict on your target would nearly double. If a thief were to use this dagger, it could utilize backstab, gouge, one-strike kill, counterattack, assassinate… and other thief techniques. It would double one’s base power!”
Hearing #1’s words, Suo Jia immediately entered a petrified state. This was the same as saying that upon obtaining this dagger, the thief’s offensive power and destructive capacity would instantly double. This was simply ridiculous, and although it was not an Epic-ranked dagger, it’s benefits far surpassed that of an Epic-ranked equipment.
For example, the thief’s one-strike kill relied on speed and one’s courageous advancing manner. To be able to inflict three times the usual damage, this originally was already quite ridiculous. However… on this foundation, where the offensive power was doubled, then it was like doubling the triple damage! A thief, with this dagger, could create up to six times the offensive power!
Generally, if a thief’s weapon did not specialize in speed, then it specialized in one-strike killing. There weren’t many that increased attack power like magical staffs, however this dagger precisely increased attack power. One could use a limited amount of battle qi and condense it to deal twice as much damage. This was simply too frightening.
Right when Suo Jia was thinking, #1 continued her words of praise, “This dagger feels really comfortable in my hands, and it moves freely and effortlessly, strengthening your control of the weapon. It also increases your accuracy, as well as blocking sound and glare. This makes it so that even when you attack, you can maintain your stealth.”
While speaking, #1 handed the dagger back to Suo Jia and sighed in praise. “This is simply ridiculous, where did you get such a dagger from? This dagger is really priceless; it isn’t something money can buy! If this was paired up with an interspatial ring, it definitely becomes an unbeatable combination. With the interspatial ring as well as this dagger, you would still have a chance even when fighting head on against warriors.”
“Hehe…” With a smile on his face, he put away the dagger. Suo Jia laughed and said, “Alright, for the next couple of days, you all should stay in here and cultivate. I’m going out to stroll around the bazaar and see if I can pick up some other good items.” Saying these words, Suo Jia couldn’t wait any longer, and left the fire wind warriors here, as he went to look for Sixth Sister to discuss tomorrow’s plans.
This couldn’t be blamed on Suo Jia, as the first time he went to the bazaar he was able to acquire so many good things. Putting aside the Inferno Blade that no one was using at the moment, just the 44 interspatial rings, this dagger, and that mysterious blue glove was already enough to make Suo Jia so excited he couldn’t sleep.
Clearly, this dagger alone was already something that money could not buy. As for the 44 interspatial rings, even if it was sold at market price, would still be able to sell for a bit more than 400 million. Even if Suo Jia were to just exchange the Vulcan’s Roar for the 44 rings, he would still be ripping the other party off.
Lastly was this strange blue glove. Although as of right now, Suo Jia only noticed that the glove could block cold. However, even an idiot would realize that couldn’t be all there was to it, only that Suo Jia currently couldn’t figure out the other effects.
In addition, even if the blue glove had no other features besides blocking cold, even if he would have to pay tens of thousands of gold, obtaining this glove meant that he would no longer have to worry about the bitter cold invading his skin. Everyday when he cultivated in the Ice and Snow Pact, he would be able to extend his practice by five or six times. This effect directly allowed Suo Jia’s ice arts to become more powerful. The more you cultivated, the more you would benefit, this is the same for everyone.
Early the next morning, Suo Jia once again asked for a leave of absence. Continuously for the past two weeks, Suo Jia did not really attend school. He was absent every single day, but since Suo Jia had good grades and his strength was also good, the school did not care too much about it. Even if they wanted to control him, the relationship between Suo Jia and Holy Light City would make the school reconsider.
Together with Sixth Sister, the two once again hurried towards the bazaar. Immediately after the first dozen steps, Suo Jia saw a huge booth. The booth was filled with weapons and other types of equipment and bizarre items. Suo Jia rushed curiously at once towards the booth.
He immediately looked at the items that were seemingly tattered. Ever since he had the experience of obtaining that dagger, Suo Jia took a particular interest in these ragged items. After all… that was how he obtained such an extraordinary dagger.
Seeing that Suo Jia was excitedly looking at such tattered items, the stall owner laughed and said, “This little guy has a good eye, these items were all dug up from an old tomb. Who knows, maybe you’ll find some treasure among them!”
Hearing the stall owner’s voice, Suo Jia could not help but feel startled. According to the opposing party’s words, there actually might be a chance of obtaining treasures. Suo Jia was not the only person who felt this way, and after thinking about it for a while, Suo Jia quickly became relieved. This world’s treasures came in all different weird shapes and sizes, no one could consistently tell the difference. No matter how clever the appraisers were, there were bound to be some mistakes made.
After thinking about it, most Epic-ranked items, weapons, and equipment were discovered this way. If the items were old and tattered, then it would be difficult to recognize. Similar to the dagger that Suo Jia had, even though it was extremely powerful, you would never be able to find the dagger’s name on any books.
All of the Legendary and Epic-ranked equipment were previously owned by legendary figures or epic heroes, causing them to be famous. In actuality, however, the equipment used by legendary heroes and figures were not necessarily the most powerful, but simply the most well-known. After all, the equipment of those nameless heroes might be even more powerful.
As he thought about all this, when Suo Jia saw those old and tattered items, he already no longer had his previous excitement. If it was that easy to choose something, then all of the weapons, equipment, and magical items wouldn’t be so expensive. If they were to randomly sort through it one by one, then a couple thousand gold would be enough to casually buy the items.
“However…” Standing up straight, Suo Jia looked at the endless items in front of him. Within the ten thousand, or maybe even a hundred thousand items, Suo Jia was convinced that there must be at least one extremely precious treasure hidden here. Although there might only be one or two, as long as they were able to find and purchase it, then this would be a successful trip.
The two most important aspects for this task were vision and luck. To find a single good thing within hundreds of thousands of items, it really was too difficult of a task. One possibility would be to purchase everything, but doing such a thing would simply be too frightening for anyone other than Emma.
While Suo Jia was lost in his thoughts, the stall owner laughed and said, “Little friend, for these mysterious items, each of them are 100,000 gold. You can randomly pick around, and if you can find a treasure, then it’s your profit!”