Heavenly Soul Scroll.
Elegant white robe, tall stature, Ling Xiao is someone that approaches perfection. After having travelled for almost a day, there is no sign of weariness as Ling Xiao walks up to You XiaoMo and throws a book on the table.
You XiaoMo steals a glance at the book. It's not a new book but it has been kept meticulously. The book cover is very well kept without any damage or wrinkle. On it is clearly written [Heavenly Soul Scroll] three words. One look and you can tell that it is related to the soul since the word soul is written on it.
Seeing that Ling Xiao is not saying anything, You XiaoMo can't take it any longer and picks up the book. After flipping through, his whole face darkens, surprisingly he ....... can't recognize even a single word!
You XiaoMo hesitates, looking at Ling Xiao, "Elder brother Ling, is this really a book of alchemical techniques to train the soul force?"
Hearing these words, Ling Xiao raises his elegant brows, "Why? You think I would just take any old book to fool you?"
"No no no." You XiaoMo quickly shakes his head. Of course he doesn't mean that, "What I mean is, these characters, I don't recognize them at all. They are completely different from those in the books from the library. This way, how can I learn?"
"If you are able to understand, the other high level mages would have lived in vain." Ling Xiao snorts.
"Do you mean that this book is written in ancient characters?"
He thinks of the characters on oracle bones. They are very different from the simplified Chinese characters of today. Two completely different types of characters. But the latter is still a result of continuous evolution throughout history.
"How smart." Ling Xiao glances at him, his tone is definitely not one of praise.
The characters of the Heavenly Soul Scroll is indeed written in ancient characters of Long Xiao continent. But if you really want to get to the heart of the matter, probably only a few people will be able to confirm it. That's because it is from over a hundred billion years ago.
A hundred billion years ago, there were much more alchemical techniques to train the soul force than today. But because so much time has passed, and because some mages are not willing to pass on these alchemical techniques, the number has decreased with time. Many of them have even disappeared. That's why there are not more than ten volumes of alchemical techniques today in Long Xiao continent.
But You XiaoMo is very curious. Since there are so few, how did he find this book? No matter how curious, You XiaoMo doesn't dare to ask the question.
"Elder brother Ling, I don't understand the characters in this book. How can I train?" You XiaoMo asks while holding the book.
Finally a faint smile appears on Ling Xiao's face, but it's a crafty smile. He simply says: "Just because you don't understand, doesn't mean I don't."
You XiaoMo didn't expect that he would actually understand those characters. But the moment of delight disappears with the cunning tone of his voice. He realizes that it won't come easy. Of course there will be a price. He can almost imagine his purse getting flatter.
"Elder brother Ling, just tell me what conditions you have."
I will endure.
Ling Xiao reveals a 'so you can be sensible' type of expression. Making him run east and west, You XiaoMo is actually the first to do that.
"I can translate the alchemical techniques for you. But once you make a breakthrough with your soul force, I want ten of that magic pill."
Everything is said in a non-negotiable tone. You XiaoMo knows what type of magic pill he is referring to. That's why he is depressed. Ten times more, just like that. But he finally has a book of alchemical techniques. You XiaoMo is very excited. Not just ten, even twenty he would agree ah. Of course, he would never tell Ling Xiao that.
"Elder brother Ling, then should we start now?" You XiaoMo holds the [Heavenly Soul Scroll] and looks at Ling Xiao with a pair of sparkling eyes.
Ling Xiao frowns. Again with this little kitten look that makes the heart itch.
"What's the hurry? Even if I translate it for you now, you still can't start training immediately."
"Why?" You XiaoMo blurts out after a stunned moment.
"Without anyone to show you the way, do you think you will succeed with your IQ?"
Ling Xiao raises the corners of his mouth. Again with the self-satisfied and insufferably arrogant look. No matter how you look at it, it is clearly different from the elegant scholarly look. Why is it that the others can't see it?
This is clearly an insult. Where does it show that he has a very low IQ? You XiaoMo is furious.
Ling Xiao stands up, walks over, pulls You XiaoMo by the arm and leads him outside, "Accompany me for dinner. I'll find some time tomorrow to come by."
You XiaoMo blinks repeatedly, "Elder brother Ling, where are we going to eat?"
Ling Xiao looks at him from the corner of his eye, and says with an ambiguous smile, "Of course we're going to Earth peak's canteen ah!"
It's a while before You XiaoMo lets out a miserable shriek.
At the same time, in a place where You XiaoMo doesn't know, something shocking reverberates across Long Xiao continent. It seems that the renown top level mage of Long Xiao continent, Qiu Ran has lost something very important. Because of that, he has issued an extremely high reward. He is offering ten level nine magic pills and three level ten magic pills in exchange for the thief.
For You XiaoMo, that has no access to news from the outside world, he won't know about this for a very very long time. By that time, he will already think of [Heavenly Soul Scroll] as something that is rightfully his.
wind and dust - weariness