Book 1: Chapter 13 – Going to Town
“Go to Water Rites Town?” Zong Ling and Tong San said in excitement. It was rare to hear this from Dong Bo Xue Ying. This was because in the past Dong Bo Xue Ying was always very hardworking. It, it was rare for him to go even once a year.
“Xue Ying, are you going to buy some weapons?” Zong Ling suddenly asked.
Dong Bo Xue Ying showed a proud smile. “Uncle, I would have forgotten to do that if you hadn’t mentioned it, I really should get a new spear. The reason I’m going to Water Rites Town ….. Is actually because of New Year. After the New Year,” Qing Shi is going to be 10 years old! He can’t keep playing this way, and earlier I promised him earlier that I would find him a magic teacher when he turned ten so that he could start learning.”
“Well, a magic teacher is pretty important.” Zong Ling and Tong San said seriously.
A mage needs knowledge and wisdom.
Without a good teacher, learning by oneself would make it difficult to become a knowledgeable and wise mage. Not to mention, advanced magic techniques involve the spirit. Being reckless might cause damage to your own spirit, and once that happens, it’s too late for regrets.
“All of Water Rites Town only has only one mage – Bai Yuan Zhi. “Said Dong Bo Xue Ying, “Bai Yuan Zhi is living in the town so I’m planning on asking him to accept my brother as his personal disciple.”
“A personal disciple?” questioned Zong Ling in worry. “I’m afraid this might be quite difficult.”
A mage’s teachings are the teachings of all aspects of knowledge and thoughts.
The relationship between a mage and his personal disciple is one comparable to that of a parent and child. Because of this, powerful mages prefer to accept random disciples, nonchalantly telling their disciples that their results depends on how much effort they put in themselves. As for a ‘personal disciple’ who receives more careful guidance, a powerful mage can only take a few throughout his life. This is because even a powerful mage needs to spend time practicing on their own; taking too many ‘personal disciples’ would interfere with this.
“How would I know what might happen if I don’t try?” Dong Bo Xue Ying laughed.
Two days later.
Since a he was an expert who had is almost reached the ‘spear master’ realm, even though his strength had risen drastically, but after adapting it for two days, Dong Bo Xue Ying had already grown accustomed to become familiar with it. He took his brother, as well as a hundred cavalrymen, and headed towards Water Rites Town
“It’ has been a while since I last went to the town with my brother.” Qing Shi said excitedly.
Dong Bo Xue Ying rode on the frost pegasus while Qing Shi sat between Dong Bo Xue Ying’s arms in excitement.
As a rank 2 magic beast, the gallop of the frost pegasus was extremely smooth. Moreover, the current pace of the frost pegasus could barely even be considered a trot for it! After all, he had to let the cavalrymen in the back keep pace with them. If he allowed the frost pegasus to madly gallop…. he feared that it would vanish in the blink of an eye!
After a little more than a half an hour, a towering city came into sight.
The castle was only 50 kilometers away from the Water Rites Town!
When his parents chose to settle…. they chose a territory near the city! The edges of Xue Ying’s territory were all near the city.
“It’s the Snow Eagle Territory’s cavalry.” Water Rites Town’s lazy guards heard a rumble as they looked into the distance where the cavalry was headed towards them.
At the front were the Snow Eagle Territory’s young lords; in Xue Ying’s arms was his brother Qing Shi.
“I didn’t expect that the young lord would visit the town.”
“It’s rare for him to come.”
“His brother comes here often. I saw him several times last month.”
The guards stood talking to each other at the opposite sides of the entrance as the cavalry entered the city.
It had been over 9000 years since the founding of the empire. Thus, the lowest level city guards such as these had long become lazy, and were only able to intimidate some small bandits. Some great lords were so ferocious that even the powerful bandits didn’t dare to provoke them.
“It’s Snow Eagle Territory’s young lords”
“Make a way.”
“Make some room.”
The townspeople were curious to see what was going on, so all of them made way. Because it was one of Water Rites Town’s top ten families’, and because it was one of the current lords who was personally traveling, so this was considered a big spectacle.
“The Xu Ming Store!” A huge store was very eye catching.
“lululu ~~~” Dong Bo Xue Ying stopped his horse and ordered, “Everyone is to wait for me outside.”
“Yes, lord.” The soldiers respectfully replied.
“Uncle, let’s go in.” Dong Bo Xue Ying gave the horse’s reins to one of his men. He held his brother hands as they entered the store.
The inside of the store was said to be hundreds of square meters large, and have dozens of clerks and customers.
This was Water Rites Town’s largest and best place to buy weapons.
“In the end, Water Rites Town is just a county level town, few people can buy the refiner weapons,” Zong Ling laughed. “One rank 2 refiner weapon requires several tens of thousands of gold coins, and is worth as much as the entire Snow Eagle Territory. Just how many nobles in Water Rites Town can buy one? If you want to buy one, I’m afraid that you must go to a prefecture city. Even specialists will go to the provincial capital to buy one! So most of these aren’t ranked. A rank 1 refiner weapon would be considered the peak here. Perhaps if here were any rank 2 refiner weapons in this shop, they would be considered a treasures.”
Dong Bo Xue Ying nodded slightly, the spear that was broken before was unfixable.
“So this is the legendary Snow Eagle Territory’s Dong Bo Xue Ying, haha. I’ve heard of him before, but this is the first time I’ve seen him.”
“Xue Ying, this is the owner of the store, Earl Quan Xu Ming.” Zong Ling introduced.
“I’m here to see the Earl Quan.” Dong Bo Xue Ying smiled.
You could count the number of powerful figures in Water Rites Town on your fingers, and Quan Xu Ming was one of them! This person was once a great merchant who had a large business outside, but he was unwilling to always be rushing about, so when the chance came he returned home. Afterwards, he bought some land and opened a store in the city. It was said that the store… had all kinds of rare treasures and weaponry and so on. Nevertheless, it was best in the entire Water Rites Town.
From the sheer number of treasures, one could see the power the store held.
“I trust you, so I’ll call you my boy Xue Ying,” The purple robed, middle aged man laughed, “My boy, what have you come to my shop for?”
“A spear,” said Dong Bo Xue Ying.
“Show us your best spear,” said Zong Ling
“Yes, the best, bring out your best,” said the excited Qing Shi beside them.
“Haha….. So bold. However, my store is only a small store when all is said and done. I only have three spears that can be considered the very best here.” The purple robed middle aged man humbly thought this within his heart after hearing their request. ‘Generally, most people don’t have enough strength to require a ranked refiner weapon, so it seems that this young lord is rather powerful! Perhaps he has even stepped into the realm of the Heaven Knights.’ He turned around and instructed, “Go get our best three spears for my boy Xue Ying to choose from! Xue Ying my boy, let us head inside first to sit down and leisurely talk.”
By then, quite a few guests had noticed Dong Bo Xue Ying and started quietly talking about him.
Although Xue Ying very rarely entered the town, the town people still discussed about him very often. He had become the lord of a territory at eight years old. Reportedly, he practiced his spearmanship every single day as if he was possessed. It was also said that his parents were arrested, but others said that they were killed….. There were all kinds of rumors with some being more outrageous than others.
Within the room.
Tea and cake was served. Light chatting was heard.
Six maids, every two holding a weapon box, brought in a total of three ancient weapons.
“Open them all. Let my boy Xue Ying have a look. ” ordered the middle aged man clad in a purple robe.
Pun pun pun. All three weapon boxes were opened.
Dong Bo Xue Ying’s eyes immediately lit up as he looked at the weapons.