33 Sudden Inspiration

Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations

Yu Yan's voice was very calm. However, Shen Ping sensed that something was wrong. This was the first time he had taken the initiative to knock on the door since he moved to Yunhe Alley.

It meant a lot. If it was any other time, Yu Yan would have teased and mocked him. How could it be like this?

As an old neighbor, Shen Ping did not dare to say that he knew Yu Yan very well, but he was still quite sure of her personality.

Knock, knock.

Therefore, he knocked on the door again. "Fellow Daoist Yu, is everything alright?"

There was a moment of silence in the main room. Then, Yu Yan's sarcastic voice came from behind the door. "Oh, you're really bold. Do you want me to open the door for you now and let you in to smell the bath water?"


Shen Ping was completely relieved. The tone was perfect.

"It's good that you're fine. Fellow Daoist Yu, continue bathing. I'll take my leave." He turned around and left with a smile. However, after taking two steps, he stopped and said, "Oh right, I forgot to tell Fellow Daoist Yu that I'll probably use the remaining seven spirit stones for the Spirit Protection Talisman in March or April next year. Fellow Daoist Yu, you have to hurry up."

Yu Yan pursed her lips and said, "I know. Do you think I'll owe you your spirit stones?" She listened to the footsteps coming up the stairs. Yu Yan heaved a sigh of relief. She actually knew the meaning of Fellow Daoist Shen's last sentence. It was nothing more than telling her not to work too hard to repay her debt.

If it was two months ago, she would have been secretly delighted.

But now, it was too late. She touched her cheek, then looked down her left shoulder.

She looked dejected.

In the afternoon.

True Treasure Pavilion. Shen Ping skillfully took out all the high-grade talismans in his storage bag and handed them to his exclusive receptionist, Mu Jin.

"Congratulations to Fellow Daoist Shen for improving in the Dao of Talismans. Earth Meteorite Talismans and Ice Arrow Talismans require a very deep foundation in the Dao of Talismans. In time, Fellow Daoist Shen might be able to successfully advance to the second level." Mu Jin's flattery came easily. At the same time, she asked habitually, "How many sets of materials do you need this time?"

"Same old." Shen Ping replied and casually asked, "Is the price of dharma artifacts still falling?"

Ever since the Golden Sun Sect had continuously transported batches of Flame Gold Ore from the depths of the Cloudy Mountain Swamp, the price of dharma artifacts in the marketplace had continued to fall. In the past few months, the price of mid-grade dharma artifacts had fallen to ten pieces, and the price of defensive mid-grade dharma artifacts had fallen to the price of talismans.

It was simply a tragic sight.

It was said that a large group of Artifact Masters had come to the Golden Sun Sect's mountain gate to complain and ask the Golden Sun Sect to stabilize the price of the dharma artifacts. Unfortunately, they were rejected.

The price of dharma artifacts had plummeted, but the Golden Sun Sect had made a huge profit.

Shen Ping took the opportunity to buy the defensive dharma artifact that he had been reluctant to buy several times before. As for the high-grade dharma artifact, he did not buy it and continued to watch.

After all, from the looks of it, it would probably be difficult for high-grade artifacts to maintain such an expensive price.

Mu Jin sighed and said, "Half a month ago, Black Nether Stones were found in the derivative mineral vein of the flame gold mine."

Shen Ping immediately mourned for the artifact masters. The Black Nether Stone was a special type of mineral. When ground into powder and combined with other materials, it could increase the success rate of refining dharma artifacts.

The Golden Sun Sect had a lot of spirit stone mines. The area under its jurisdiction was overflowing with spirit stones, resulting in a low purchasing power of spirit stones. And the lack of main materials for dharma artifacts and treasures had always been scarce, which was why the prices of dharma artifacts and treasures had always been high.

Many low-level cultivators even went bankrupt to buy Dharma artifacts. Especially high-grade artifacts. The Foundation Establishment Cultivators of the other sects were secretly speechless.

However, over the years, as the Golden Sun Sect continued to explore the land, the price of dharma artifacts and treasures had decreased slightly. It was only now that the excavation of the Flame Gold Mine had finally caused the high price of dharma artifacts to drop completely.

"Fortunately, the talisman material has always been relatively stable. The price fluctuation isn't too big." Shen Ping secretly rejoiced. Right now, all his sources of income were on the talismans. If the price of the talismans plummeted, he would probably have to go to the sect to complain too.

"What about the magic robe?" He asked again.

Not only did the forging of a robe require an Artifact Master, but it also required the carving of array patterns. However, most Artifact Masters were doing the job of the Array Master, just like how some Talisman Masters could make special talismans.

And the main material of the robe was not too related to metal ores such as the Flame Gold Mine.

"It has decreased slightly, but not by much. However, the price of a high-grade robe is basically stable. If Fellow Daoist Shen wants to buy a high-grade robe, I suggest that you buy it as soon as possible."

He asked a few more questions.

Shen Ping left the True Treasure Pavilion. He had advanced to become a Level Two Talisman Master, so he would have to buy a high-grade robe sooner or later. But not now, because the auction of the True Treasure Pavilion will be held in a few days. He had to save spirit stones to buy spirit liquidual and medicinal pills for cultivation.

He returned to the small courtyard in Yunhe Alley. He had just reached the second floor when he saw his wife squatting down and scrubbing the wooden boards seriously.

He had said it several times regarding this kind of thing. The cleaning of the house could be done with one or two cleaning talismans. However, Wang Yun insisted on doing so. She even said that she would personally wash it and make it look clean and bright. In the end, Shen Ping agreed.

"Husband, you came back quite early this time." Wang Yun turned around with a sweet smile on her delicate face.

Ever since he married her, Shen Ping rarely saw his wife throw a tantrum. Other than being bullied twice outside, she always had a smile on her face. "Yun'er, let me do it." He went forward and took the wet cloth from his wife's hand to wipe it. "Where's Yuying?"

"She's cultivating in a quiet room. I'll call her out now."

Shen Ping shook his head. "No need. I'll go make talismans later. Oh right, in the future, when I'm not around, you can go in and clean up if you want."

Wang Yun was stunned for a moment before her body trembled slightly. She said with a blissful expression, "Okay, Husband."

In the wee hours of the night. The spring rain was as smooth as oil. Shen Ping hugged his wife and concubine as he scanned the virtual interface. He was almost stunned by the sudden change in silver in the virtual interface. He hurriedly fixed his gaze.

[You dual cultivated with your wife once and gained 0.4 Talisman Dao Experience.]

[Your wife is deeply in love with you. Current favorability: 100+80]

[Duo Cultivation Bonus: 6]

[Silver Bonus: 10]

[Talisman Master: Level Two Low-grade (88/150,000)]

The entire border was flashing with silver light. It seemed to have undergone some kind of transformation. Moreover, there was an additional silver bonus.

"Favorability has soared. My wife's feelings for me seem to have deepened."

Shen Ping could not help but think of the afternoon. At that time, when he saw his wife busy, he felt a little guilty because he knew that Wang Yun wanted to be useful to him. Even if it was meaningless, she wanted to do something for this family.

It was only on a whim that he allowed her to enter the cubicle. In the end, he did not expect the virtual frame to undergo such a huge transformation.

However, before he could be pleasantly surprised, he noticed that his experience in the Dao of Talismans had greatly decreased.

Shen Ping was shocked. Could it be that after breaking through to level two, the experience provided by his wife's dual cultivation had reached its limit?

Although the experience in the Dao of Talisman he obtained did not change overall, this was because of the silver bonus. If the virtual interface did not transform, it meant that it would be very difficult for him to obtain a large amount of Talisman Dao Experience from his wife in the future.

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