The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 711 - Shopping
Chapter 711: Shopping
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin’s stomach was rumbling like frogs croaking at night. He was sulking as he walked around the town. He came across many of the shops, but none were open.
He was famished!
‘Forget about it. I should go hunting then.’
Tang Wulin looked at his surroundings as he thought of this. He gazed at the direction he was going to take and dashed off into the forest on the fringes of the town.
He coaxed his mind gently as Bluesilver Emperor vines spread out from his body. The Bluesilver Emperor had evolved at sea before staying in Star Luo City, and Tang Wulin had yet to unleash it in its natural environment.
At the moment when the vines had just begun to spread outward, he could immediately sense that the surrounding forest appeared brighter. He did not even need the Purple Demon Eyes to clearly perceive his surroundings in the absence of light.
The Bluesilver Emperor vines not only enhanced his vision but also communicated with all the surrounding plants. It was as if there was a large, invisible net that was spreading outward at high speed, rapidly expanding his mind while heightening his senses.
The feeling was truly amazing!
Tang Wulin delayed no further in sitting cross-legged at the same spot. At that moment, he felt the soul power in his body double. The thick, dense origin energy was accumulating along the Bluesilver Emperor vines in all directions.
Eating provided the nutrients for conversion to energy. The origin energy absorbed through the Bluesilver Emperor was now innumerably more powerful than before. Tang Wulin could undoubtedly feel his soul power amplify.
‘Is this the true benefit of the Bluesilver Emperor?’ It was not only his soul power, but even his spiritual world that was growing more accessible.
‘This was simply splendid!’
He entered the meditative state soon after. His surroundings became tranquil except for the blades of the Bluesilver Emperor that were entangled among the plants.
His mind expanded progressively until Tang Wulin could clearly feel the plants’ kindness and worship of his aura.
The Bluesilver Emperor’s aura triggered the plants’ emerging intelligence so much so that the plants were continuously transferring the origin energy to Tang Wulin. He would then absorb a portion of the origin energy through his breath while deflecting the remaining portion into the surroundings. The plants’ regurgitation effect on the origin energy tainted with Bluesilver Emperor’s aura far exceeded their absorption ability.
Tang Wulin was now the favorite of the floras. All the plants were enlivened by his arrival.
As Tang Wulin awakened from his meditation, the sounds of bugs and birds chirping grew louder.
The sun illuminated every corner of the land as the plants began photosynthesizing. Tang Wulin was disturbed as he had missed the hour to cultivate Purple Demon Eyes. Normally, this would have been impossible because he had devised his own biological clock.
His face showed a faint smile because last night’s cultivation was truly amazing! He no longer felt hungry but could apparently feel his soul power being elevated. If he were to cultivate at this rate, he would only need another one or two years to achieve rank-50!
‘This was precisely the Bluesilver Emperor’s power!’
Tang Wulin stretched himself satisfyingly before he sprung up. ‘It’s time for a meal, and it’s morning, so the shops should be open.’
Tang Wulin emerged from the forest and returned to the small town.
Since it was still morning, there was not much activity in the tavern. As expected, the shops in the small town were already opened with whiffs of sweet scents blowing into his face.
Tang Wulin rushed to the delicatessen at once.
The scent of cooked meat was from the deli where a huge pot filled with big chunks of beef was cooking at the doorstep.
“Boss, are you open for business?” Tang Wulin swallowed a gulp of saliva hastily.
“Not yet, the meat will need to cook for a while.” The obese boss came walking over with a smile on his face and added ingredients into the pot.
“Can I place an order in advance?” Tang Wulin asked eagerly before removing some Star Luo Empire coins which he had acquired earlier.
“Of course you can. Little brother, how much do you want?” the boss asked cheerfully.
Tang Wulin answered, “I’ll take all you have!”
The boss was stunned for a moment. “All I have? You must be joking.”
Tang Wulin spoke earnestly, “Of course not. I can pay you in advance. Boss, how much cooked food can you make in a morning?”
The boss answered, “You must be one of the fighters who arrived last night, right? A White Fighter’s credit shouldn’t be much of a problem. My shop may not be big, but only my shop sells cooked food in this town. I still have a lot of food in my ice cellar. So, if you’re asking for all the food I have, I have a lot. I have at least eight pounds. Could it be you want all eight pounds?”
Tang Wulin was overjoyed in his heart. He hastily inquired further, “Are they all cooked meat?”
“Hmm. I’ll need to have some in my storage anyhow, and I have many varieties. The small town cannot consume that much so I send some to the city periodically. Our cooked meats are beef, mutton, and pork using biodynamic agriculture so it tastes better than the ones in the city. It’s very popular.”
“I’ll take it all!” Tang Wulin paid the boss without the slightest hesitation. “Please help me pack these up, and I’ll come to pick it up later. Though you have to prepare it before noon… Do you think you can do it? Plenty is no plague.”
Eight pounds will be enough for his consumption for twenty days.
The boss stared at him in bewilderment. “Young lad, what are you going to do with so much cooked meat?”
“Of course it’s for me to eat! Alright, please prepare it for me then. I think the meat here is almost cooked. I’ll take a bite first! You can bill me later.” Tang Wulin stretched his hand and picked up a chunk of cooked meat from the pot. He immediately took big mouthfuls, not worrying about the heat.
With his Golden Dragon King Bloodline’s body constitution, the temperature barely affected him.
The small town’s pace was slower than the city’s. The city would have been busy by now but the small town had just awakened.
Yesterday’s hunger had a negative psychological impact on Tang Wulin. He strolled around the small town and relied on his many storage soul tools to place orders for the food in the shops, eating as he shopped. Finally, he felt full after the stroll.
The sun had already risen by three poles when Tang Wulin returned to the tavern. The fighters were only now waking up. It was rather quiet as hardly anyone chatted due to the mask’s obstruction. Everyone was minding their own business.
Tang Wulin realized there was nowhere he could go when he walked into the tavern. White Seven had thrown him out last night so she would probably not allow him into the room. He wondered if she was awake.
Tang Wulin regarded White Seven as an acquaintance. He had no feelings for her. It was improper for men and women to have physical contact, and he was not used to sleeping in the same room with a girl. Moreover, he had benefited from yesterday’s meditation in the forest so his mood was utterly unaffected by his predicament.
Soon, Black One appeared on the outside of the tavern’s entrance. In a short while, many White Fighters hurriedly gathered outside the tavern.
Black One made a headcount and spoke with a deep voice, “Alright, you’re temporarily dismissed so you can settle your personal affairs. We’ll depart in the afternoon.”
“Yes!” answered the group in unison respectfully.
After the dismissal, Tang Wulin took a stroll to where he had ordered his food. He had stored a variety of food in his storage box and did not have to worry about being hungry again as the food he bought would last him a month even with his voracious appetite.
“You don’t have anything to sell? How long do I still have to wait?”
On the way back, he heard the other fighters purchasing food, but the shops were out of food. Time was needed to prepare additional food so the fighters would have to wait patiently.
Tang Wulin smirked, ‘You’re going to have to wait. Whose problem is it when you wake up late? It’s the early bird that catches the worm.’
He found a place to sit when he returned to the tavern while waiting to depart. Meanwhile, Tang Wulin’s gaze held still for a moment as he inadvertently saw White Seven returning with a glass of fruit juice in her hand.
White Seven saw him as well. She walked slowly toward him seeing that he was bored sitting there.
“Hey, where were you last night?” White Seven asked.
Tang Wulin answered, “I found a place outside to meditate.”
White Seven nodded as she walked into the tavern.
Tang Wulin thought to himself, ‘She’s one fussy, arrogant girl.’