Seal Cultivation for Self-Improvement Chapter 19.2: Choice

Last updated on November 13, 2020

Zhang Donggua immediately raised his brows in delight.

“But as you can see, I’m only in the Initial Stage of Qi Refining. I have more talismans than others, but no matter how many they are, when confronting real difficulties, it will be beyond my power.” Actually, it’s only enough to bully you… This sentence was too hurtful, so Yu Qiu didn’t say it.

“Whether it can or not, Daxia ought to test them so you can know their capacity,” said Zhang Donggua.

“I will consider it again,” said Yu Qiu. “There are still three months left, and I will do my best to make preparations and try to break through to the Middle Stage within these three months. I hope you won’t change your mind by that time.”

Although Zang Donggua was a bit regretful, it was still a good result. He immediately put on a smile and said, “Then I will wait for Daxia.”

Yu Qiu nodded then said he would like to go shopping.

Zhang Donggua eagerly sent him out.

Right after walking from the back hall to the lobby, Yu Qiu unexpectedly found an acquaintance standing not far from the door.

It was Zhao Tu, staring at the talisman stall.

Seeing Zhao Tu, Yu Qiu sighed. The Qingtou Gang could be regarded as the first group of friends Yu Qiu made after his rebirth, but now they were like this… But of course, sighing didn’t necessarily mean regret. Gu Qing couldn’t tell what was good for him and was short-sighted. Although his character didn’t seem bad, he couldn’t make a deep friendship with him. It’s a pity for the other members of the Qingtou Gang.

Most of the people in the market had gathered around to watch the spectacle of Yu Qiu scaring the shit out of Zhang Donggua. However, Zhang Donggua had built up power and influence for a long time. Even though he had lost face for a while, others dared not be loose-tongued about it. Only Zhao Tu recently arrived. He didn’t stand in the circle to watch and he also didn’t know. So when he saw Yu Qiu and Zhang Donggua coming out together, he was quite surprised.

Yu Qiu nodded at him, considering it a greeting, and said, “What are you looking at?”

Zhao Tu lowered his head and when he looked at the talisman stall beside him, he seemed a bit embarrassed.

“Want to buy talismans?” Yu Qiu was surprised. Based on his understanding of the Qingtou Gang’s economic situation, he didn’t think they could afford a talisman.

“No…” Zhao Tu scratched his head for a while. Then he gritted his teeth, suddenly making up his mind regarding Yu Qiu’s Dao.  “Dage, I beg you to look at something for me.”

Yu Qiu frowned. As he was about to tell him to no longer call him Dage, Zhao Tu took out a few sheets of papers and handed them over.

The image on the paper was that of the Rejuvenation talisman!

In the beginning, Yu Qiu had borrowed Zhao Tu’s hand in order to draw a Rejuvenation talisman despite being on the second level of Qi Refining. Unexpectedly, Zhao Tu wrote down the pattern, imitating it!

Yu Qiu took the sheet of papers and looked through them several times. In his heart, he couldn’t help sighing. These imitated Rejuvenation talismans were, naturally, very crude. There were no pauses in the places that should have a pause, and pauses in the places that should have been done smoothly. Many places had even directly drawn wrong lines. However, as a young cultivator who had never been in contact with talismans before, this kind of heart was already very rare.

After sighing, Yu Qiu carefully pointed these things out. Zhao Tu listened very seriously, and his face was full of gratitude.

Yu Qiu noticed it from the corner of his eyes and said to himself: This one is actually a good seedling. What a pity…

“Do you have to follow Gu Qing?” Yu Qiu suddenly asked.

Zhao Tu was stunned for a while, and then said firmly: “Laoda once saved my life.”

Yu Qiu nodded. He told him some things he needed to pay attention to, then he returned the sheets of paper in his hand to him and said goodbye.

Zhao Tu gripped the sheets of paper hard as he stood in place, unmoving. He looked like he was reflecting on it.

After walking for a while, Yu Qiu left this unavoidable regret behind and began to carefully check the roadside stalls.

The first thing to buy were, naturally, the materials. It cost him approximately over twenty low-grade spirit stones to get them. Yu Qiu finally had dozens of white deer paper, and the whole person was in an ocean of happiness.

The second thing he should buy… Yu Qiu continued to look around as he said in his mind: Sword manual, sword manual, sword manual…

He took it very seriously. After strolling around for half a shichen, he had roughly memorized in his heart the three or four sword manuals he got. He carefully compared them and continued to check if there was anything else more suitable. To be honest, none of the manuals he got were very satisfactory. It was just that Xiao Chunmian had no better choice right now. It was better than nothing.

Yu Qiu shook his head and sighed, walking past a stall.

Wait, what’s this?

Yu Qiu hurriedly walked backwards and carefully looked at the sharp and deep blue sword he had passed by several times.

The stall owner glanced at him and didn’t say anything. He continued to lazily lean on his chair.

“How much is this sword?” Yu Qiu asked. He had almost forgotten that Xiao Chunmian’s sword was also broken. He had to buy him a usable flying sword.

The stall owner raised his eyelids and said, “Two hundred twenty low-grade spirit stones.”

Two hundred and twenty!

Yu Qiu didn’t think it was too expensive. He knew what was good and bad. This flying sword was worth the price. That was just how it was! After buying the flying sword, there were only ten low-grade spirit stones left in his pocket. He couldn’t even afford the worst sword manual.

Flying sword and sword manual, flying sword and sword manual… Yu Qiu suddenly fell into a dilemma.

[……]

The system finally couldn’t help but make a noise in his mind.

–Don’t be noisy. I’m thinking about something.

[… Have you forgotten that I could upgrade…]

–What does that have to do with the current situation…Yu Qiu complained, but then suddenly patted his thigh. Yes, after the system upgrade, it definitely wouldn’t be as useless as it is now. Maybe it can solve the current problem!

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Lizonka

Getting into Creative Writing for my college course was a pure accident, but thanks to that, I can excuse my excessive reading of danmei novels as "studying" ( •̀ ω •́ )✧

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Kleep

Why do I feel the upgrade would not help.

Thanks for the great translation ♥️

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