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Chapter 232: Back To That Key Moment ⑥


TL: Resonance

    尚可不知道天谴将会在何时、以何种形式降临到阎戮身上,只能及早做好准备。阎戮的天谴来自于上百年积累的怨力,加上心魔侵蚀,神智处于危险的边缘。若无法控制,不久之后必然变成一个杀戮成性的大魔头。如果没有天谴,尚可还有自信帮他渡过心魔,如今天谴已经被触动,他们恐怕没有多少时间慢慢修炼了。

Shang Ke didn’t know when and in what form the divine retribution would befall Yan Lu, so he can only prepare for it early. Yan Lu’s divine retribution comes from the accumulated grievances of the past hundreds of years, and with the inner demons eating into him, his sanity is in danger. If he is unable to control it, he will soon become a killing devil. If there was no divine retribution, Shang Ke was still confident that he could help him overcome the inner demons. But now that the divine retribution has been triggered, they may not have much time to cultivate slowly.

    系统说过,按照正常情况,阎戮应该浑浑噩噩在世间游荡上千年,直至修为耗尽,堕为凡人,天谴才会结束。那么他是否可以理解为只要阎戮变成凡人,就可以避开天谴了?

The system said that, under normal circumstances, Yan Lu should have wandered around the world for thousands of years in his muddled state until his cultivation is exhausted and he becomes a mortal. Then his divine retribution will end. Then can he understand it as: If Yan Lu becomes a mortal, he can avoid the heavenly retribution?

    尚可冥思苦想,感觉这个方法似乎太过简单,可能达不到完成天谴的标准,不过应该能够降低天谴的强度,减小魂飞魄散的风险。

Shang Ke contemplated, feeling that this method seemed too simple and might not meet the standard of completing the divine retribution, but it should be able to reduce the intensity of the divine retribution and reduce the risk of Yan Lu’s soul scattering.

    “在想什么?”阎戮环住他的腰,斜靠在他身上,一脸慵懒。

“What’s on your mind?” Yan Lu wrapped his arms around his waist and leaned against him with a lazy face.

    正在想某个即将遭受天谴的魔头要怎么死才能死得不那么惨烈。

Wondering how a certain demon who is about to suffer the divine retribution can die a less gruesome death.

    “我想炼制一些丹药以备不时之需。”阎戮还不知天谴之事,尚可也不打算告诉他,只要他控制住自己的杀戮之心,其他事情都有办法解决。

“I want to refine some pills for emergency use.” Yan Lu still doesn’t know about the divine retribution, and Shang Ke didn’t plan to tell him either. As long as Yan Lu controlled his desire to kill, everything else could be solved.

    “你不是一直在炼制吗?”提供给那些修真者的食物,可都拥有不低于中品灵丹的效用。

“Haven’t you been refining them so far?” The food provided to those cultivators all possessed the effect no less than a middle-grade pill.

    “那不一样,茶寮的食物无法保存,必须即刻食用,否则效用便会流失,我这次打算炼制真正的上品丹药。”

“That’s different. The food in the teahouse cannot be preserved and must be consumed immediately, or else its effectiveness will be lost. What I intend to refine this time is real high grade pills.”

    对于尚可的决定,阎戮并无异议,只是:“炼制上品灵丹需要不少好材料,恐怕要花不少时间搜集。”

Yan Lu didn’t have any objections with Shang Ke’s decision, but said, “A lot of good materials are needed to refine a high grade pill. I’m afraid it will take a lot of time to collect them.”

    “不用,可以直接向修真者们求购。以丹药换材料,相信大部分人都愿意一试。”

“No need, we can directly buy from the cultivators. Exchanging precious medicine for materials, I believe most people are willing to give it a try.”

    尚可二十年来积攒的好名声,终于到了发挥作用的时候。

The good reputation that Shang Ke had accumulated over the past twenty years can finally be put to use.

    求购的消息放出之后,不过数十天时间,便有上百名修真者陆续赶来。尚可将他们提供的材料,根据等级数量进行了划分,设置积分制,将来丹药炼制成功后,可以用积分换取相应的丹药。

After the news of him wanting to buy materials was released, it only took a few dozen days and hundreds of cultivators arrived one after another. Shang Ke divided the materials they provided according to their grades and quantity and set up a point system. When he successfully refined the pills in the future, the points could be used to exchange for the corresponding pills.

    修真界的炼物大师并不少见,但如同尚可这般拥有自然灵体的草木妖修却是少之又少。草木妖修身上的自然精气,能够提升丹药的品质和效果。如果与草木妖修成为双修伴侣,修炼速度也将大大提升。这些年来,不知有多少人在暗地里羡慕阎戮的好运。若非摄于阎戮的实力,估计早就有人来撬墙脚了。

It was common to find refining masters in the cultivation world, but it was very rare to find a plant yao cultivator with a natural spiritual body like Shang Ke. The natural essence on the body of a plant yao cultivator can improve the quality and effect of the pills. If you become a dual cultivation partner with a plant yao cultivator, your cultivation speed will also greatly increase. Over the past years, it is unknown how many people have secretly envied Yan Lu’s good luck. If it weren’t for Yan Lu’s strength, someone would have long come to steal Shang Ke away.

    “小楼主,这是我珍藏的‘坎水银松’,请笑纳。”

“Little owner, this is my treasured ‘Kanshui Silver Pine’, please accept it.”

    “小楼主,这是我机缘偶得的‘地洛珠’,希望能入小楼主的眼。”

“Little owner, this is the ‘Diluo Pearl’ that I found by chance, I hope it can catch your eyes.”

    “小楼主,我们师兄弟出自小门小派,没有多少家底,只能提供一些品质不错的‘还魂草’和‘紫木牙’。”

“Little owner, we came from a small sect, so we don’t have a lot of resources and can only provide some good quality ‘Soul Returning Grass’ and ‘Purple Wood Tooth’.”

    “小楼主,‘雪星鱼骨’要不要?我收藏了很多!”

“Little owner, do you want ‘Snowstar Fish Bone’? I collected a lot!”

    “闪边去,雪星鱼骨算什么材料?用来做装饰吗?”

“Get out of the way, what kind of material is a snowstar fish bone? For decorative purposes?”

    这位“雪星鱼骨”兄被群嘲了一番,正要识相地退出去,却被尚可叫住:“稍等,能让我看看你的‘雪星鱼骨’吗?”

The guy who brought “Snowstar Fish Bone” was ridiculed by others and was about to tactfully leave, but was stopped by Shang Ke: “Wait a minute, can I see your “Snowstar Fish Bone”?”

    “当然!”那名修真者精神一振,连忙将储物戒里的雪星鱼骨全都捣腾出来,只听一连串霹雳扒拉的声响,众人眼前随即出现了一座白花花的鱼骨山,还有一阵阵扑面而来的鱼腥味。

“Sure!” The cultivator’s spirit was invigorated, and he quickly poured out all the snowstar fish bones in his storage ring. A series of thunderclap noises could be heard. Then a mountain of white fish bones appeared in front of everyone’s eyes, as well as a burst of fishy smell.

    众修士怒:你丫收藏之前好歹处理一下!放在储物戒里就以为不会变质发臭吗?!

All the cultivators were furious: At least deal with it first before you keep it! Did you think that it won’t spoil and stink just because you put it in the storage ring?!

    尚可倒不在意,随手一挥,堆积如山的鱼骨立刻漂浮起来,在众人头顶缓缓盘旋。片刻后,三根鱼骨先后落入尚可手上,被他记录在册,积分甚至在坎水银松之上,列为上品。

Shang Ke didn’t care. With a wave of his hand, the fish bones that piled up like a mountain immediately floated up, hovering slowly above everyone’s heads. A few moments later, three fish bones fell into his hands, and was recorded by him into his book with points even higher than the Kanshui Silver Pine, ranking them as top grade.

    “上品?为什么?”众多修真者都是一脸不解,包括那位提供鱼骨的正主。雪星鱼生活在冰湖之下,数量繁多,并不罕见,连普通凡人偶尔都能网到几条,在修真者看来,雪星鱼除了果腹毫无价值,它的骨头也只是比一般鱼骨更坚硬、更通透而已。

“Top grade? Why?” Many cultivators were puzzled, including the person who provided the fish bones. Snowstar fish live under ice lakes, were large in numbers, and not rare. Even ordinary mortals can occasionally catch a few of them. In the eyes of the cultivators, the snowstar fish has no value except for filling their stomach. Its bones are only harder and more transparent than ordinary fish bones.

    尚可解释道:“这三根鱼骨应该来自千年雪星鱼王,骨质非同一般,已然从凡品进化为灵品,是不错的炼物材料。众所周知,雪星鱼很弱小,正因为弱小,所以它们想要修炼成精比其他灵物更加艰难。而这只雪星鱼王,经过千年的沉淀,纵然资质平庸,亦终成大器。它的实力或许连元婴期的修真者都不如,却拥有世间最纯净的勇者之灵。”

Shang Ke explained: “These three fish bones probably came from the thousand-year-old Snowstar Fish King. The bones’ qualities are extraordinary, and have already evolved from a mortal to a spiritual product. It’s a good refining material. As we all know, Snowstar Fish are very weak, and because they are weak, it is much more difficult for them to cultivate their essence as compared to other spiritual beings. This Snowstar Fish King, after 1000 year of purification, has become a great talent even though its qualification is mediocre. Its strength may not even compare to a Yuanying stage cultivator, but it has the purest spirit of courage in the world.”

    众修真者听得大生感触,特别是那句“纵然资质平庸,亦终成大器”,在场大多数人,资质皆属平常,否则也不会经常光顾尚可的茶寮。他们或蜗居小门小派,或成为无所依附的散修,为的不过是有朝一日能够有所成就。然而谁又能理解百年如一日的枯燥,谁能又体会修炼数十年却毫无寸进的绝望?一句“资质平庸”,不知斩断了多少修士的前路。

All the cultivators fell into deep thought after hearing his explanation, especially when Shang Ke said ‘has become a great talent even though its qualification is mediocre’. Most of the cultivators present were of ordinary qualifications. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have frequented Shang Ke’s teahouse. They either settled down in small sects or became individual cultivators not attached to any sect, hoping to achieve something someday. However, who can understand the dull life of not achieving anything at all, or the despair of having no progress at all despite decades of cultivation? The phrase “with mediocre qualifications” has cut off the future of many cultivators.

    而今,一条弱小的雪星鱼,竟然也能突破自身极限,一步步走向巅峰,确实堪称一个“勇”字。虽然最终死于修真者之手,但它的灵体有可能进入轮回,拥有转世重生的机会,已然不枉此生。

Now, even a weak Snowstar Fish can break through its own limits and head towards the top step by step. It can indeed be called “courage”. Although it eventually died at the hands of a cultivator, its spirit may enter the reincarnation cycle and have the chance to be reborn, so its life has been worthwhile.

    接着,尚可又陆陆续续收到了不少好东西。每每有人询问一些稀有材料的来历和用途,他都会一一作答,其见识之广博,让人惊叹不已。同时众人也对他的品性再次高看了几分,因为很多材料只要他不说,就算当作下品处理也不会有人知道,比如刚才的雪星鱼骨。但他依然如实以告,不欺不瞒,仅凭这一点,便足以获得众人的尊重。

Then, Shang Ke received a lot of good things one after another. Every time someone asked him about the origin and use of some rare materials, he would answer them one by one. His broad knowledge amazed everyone. At the same time, people also thought more highly of his character. As long as he didn’t say anything, no one would know even if a good material was treated as inferior, such as the snowstar fish bone earlier. However, he still told the truth, neither deceiving nor hiding. It was enough to gain the respect of everyone based on this alone.

    材料收购足足持续了三个多月,尚可用了十几枚储物戒才堪堪将这些材料收集好。

The material acquisition lasted for more than three months, and it took more than a dozen storage rings to store the materials.

    修真者来了之后,大部分都没有立刻离开。尚可有问必答,眼力过人,如同讲学一般,让众人长了不少见识。

After the cultivators came, most of them did not leave immediately. Shang Ke answered all the questions that were asked and was very knowledgeable. As if he was giving a lecture, the people gained a lot of knowledge.

    后来有人忍不住问了一句:“小楼主,不知您已经修炼多少年?”

Later on, someone couldn’t help but ask, “Little owner, how many years have you been cultivating?”

    尚可笑道:“你问的是今生还是前世?”

Shang Ke smiled and said, “Are you asking about this life or the past life?”

    这个回答让在场众人全都懵逼了……

This answer made everyone present dumbfounded… 

    材料搜集齐备,尚可花了几天时间将它们分门别类,然后列了一张长长的炼物单目,其中有不少丹方还是阎戮提供的。

After collecting all the materials, Shang Ke spent a few days sorting them into categories, and then made a long list of refining items, in which contained a number of pill recipes provided by Yan Lu.

    尚可与阎戮上一世行走四方,搜集了不少配方。阎戮对这些没兴趣,但尚可记忆力超群,几乎将所有配方都记住了。

Shang Ke and Yan Lu traveled around the world in their last life and collected many recipes. Yan Lu was not interested in these, but Shang Ke had a superb memory and remembered almost all the recipes.

    “小鹿,我们来比比,以一个月为期限,看看谁炼制的宝物数量多,品级高。”尚可战意盎然。

“Little Deer, let’s compete. With a one month time limit, let see who can refine more treasures and of higher grades.” Shang Ke was full of competitive spirit.

    “一个月?”阎戮兴趣缺缺。

“One month?” Yan Lu lacked interest.

    尚可见状,勾住他的衣领,挑眉道:“如果你赢了,我就同意和你进入须子幻境。”所谓须子幻境,是一种由阵法构建的小世界,这个世界的一天相当于外界一个时辰,除了无法修炼,什么事都能做。比如按照自己的想法创造世界,就算让四季同时出现都没问题。幻境的持续时间,由阵法的灵力决定,阵法主人也能自行出入。

Seeing this, Shang Ke hooked his collar and said with raised eyebrows, “If you win, I’ll agree to enter the Xuzi illusion realm with you.” The so-called Xuzi illusion realm is a small world built by formation. A day in this world is equivalent to one hour in the outside world. Other than not being able to cultivate, you could do anything inside. For example, one can create a world according to their ideas. There was no problem even if one wanted the four seasons to appear at the same time. The duration of the illusion is determined by the spiritual power of the formation, and the owner of the formation can enter and exit on his own.

    阎戮看中的不是创造世界的快意,而是持之以恒的生命大和谐。

What Yan Lu fancied was not the pleasure of creating the world, but the very long lasting great harmony of life.

    “好。”阎戮战了。

“Okay.” Yan Lu was in the competition.

    “慢着,如果你输了呢?”

“Wait, what if you lose?”

    “那就让我在须子幻境做一个月苦力。”

“Then let me do hard labor for a month in the Xuzi illusion realm.”

    听起来似乎不错?于是尚可同意了,只是完全没意识到所谓“苦力”还有另一种解释……

Sounds good? Hence, Shang Ke agreed, just that he completely didn’t realize that there was another explanation for “hard labor”… 

    两人先后闭关,开始专心炼物。尚可主要炼制的是丹药,而阎戮则是灵器。

The two of them entered closed door cultivation one after another and began to concentrate on refining items. Shang Ke mainly refined pills, while Yan Lu refined spiritual weapons.

    虽然阎戮修为大减,但体内神力流转,炼制修真器物还是绰绰有余的。

Although Yan Lu’s cultivation was greatly reduced, the flow of divine power in his body was still more than enough to refine spiritual weapons.

    一个月时间眨眼即逝,当两人出关时,脸上都带着信心十足的笑容。

A month passed in the blink of an eye, and when they left their closed door cultivation, they both wore a confident smile on their faces.

    迫不及待地拿出各自的成果,阎戮炼制了三件上品灵器,十四件中品灵器,至于下品,他直接回炉了。

They were eager to show their respective results. Yan Lu refined three high-grade and fourteen medium-grade weapons. As for the low grade ones, he sent them straight back into the furnace.

    尚可炼制了三颗上品灵丹,三十五颗中品灵丹,四百六十颗下品灵丹。从数量和品级上,完全碾压了阎戮。

Shang Ke refined three high grade, thirty-five medium and four hundred and sixty low grade pills. In terms of quantity and grade, he completely defeated Yan Lu.

    正当他准备宣布胜利时,阎戮突然又从储物戒中取出一件物品。

Just when he was about to declare his victory, Yan Lu suddenly took out another item from his storage ring.

    尚可一看,发现竟然是一件准仙器!

Shang Ke took a look and discovered that it was actually a quasi-immortal weapon!

    “这件准仙器,足以抵得上你那几百颗中下品灵丹了吧?”阎戮一边漫不经心地把玩手中的器物,一边炯炯有神地盯着尚可。

“This quasi-immortal weapon is enough to equal the few hundred low and middle grade pills you have right?” Yan Lu casually played with the weapon in his hand while staring at Shang Ke with piercing eyes.

    尚可愿赌服输:“行,这局算你赢。”

Shang Ke accepted his defeat: “Okay, you win this round.”

    “我现在就去布阵。”阎戮将准仙器扔给尚可,然后嗖地一下便不见人影了。

“I’m going to set up the formation now.” Yan Lu threw the quasi-immortal weapon to Shang Ke, and then disappeared with a whoosh.

    尚可无语,要不要这么猴急?老夫老夫的,不腻吗?

Shang Ke was speechless. Do you have to be in such a hurry? We’re already an old couple, aren’t you tired of it?

    他看着手上的准仙器,这种级别的器物在修真界都能引发惨案了好吗?结果这家伙压根没当回事。

He looked at the quasi-immortal weapon in his hand. A weapon of this level can cause tragedies in the cultivation world okay? Yet this guy didn’t take the weapon seriously at all.

    尚可将灵器和丹药妥善收好,然后飘进屋里,开始做“战”前准备——沐浴更衣,护肤美颜,酝酿情操……

Shang Ke put the weapons and pills away properly, then floated into the house and began to prepare for the “war”—Bathing, changing clothes, skin care and preparing his mind… 

    两人在须子幻境待了一个多月,也就是外界的十五个时辰。

They spent more than a month in the illusion realm, which was thirty hours in the outside world.

    尚可最后是变成小蘑菇被阎戮顶着出来的。

In the end, Shang Ke turned into a small mushroom and was carried out by Yan Lu.

    直到第三天,他才重新化为人形,然后发誓要在接下来的比试中取得压倒性胜利。重点不是“胜利”,而是“压倒性”!

It wasn’t until the third day when he took human form again. Then, he vowed to win an overwhelming victory in the next contest. The point is not “victory”, but “overwhelming”!

    不过在此之前,尚可先利用众修真留下的通讯符,将他炼制的丹药名目品级一一罗列,分别传给他们,让他们根据自己积分进行订购。他们可以选择立刻兑换,也可以等下次成品出炉再决定是否兑换。

But before that, Shang Ke used the communication talisman left by the cultivators. He listed one by one the names and grades of the pills he made and passed the list to them, so that they can place their orders according to their own points. They can choose to redeem it immediately, or wait for the next batch of finished product first before deciding whether or not to redeem it.

    不少修真者的积分并不高,只能兑换下品丹药,当他们看到上品和中品丹药的名单时,无不大恨当初怎么没狠狠心,多提供一些珍稀材料!

Many of the cultivators did not have high points and could only exchange for lower grade pills. When they saw the list of top and middle grade pills, they all hated why they hadn’t been more ruthless and provided more precious materials!

    至于阎戮炼制的灵器,因为数量太少,尚可暂时不列入兑换名单。那件准仙器,目前也没有人能够兑换得起。

As for the weapons made by Yan Lu, because they were too few in number. Shang Ke didn’t include them in the exchange list for the time being. In any case, no one could afford to exchange for that quasi-immortal weapon as of now.


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8 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 232: Back To That Key Moment ⑥

  1. CattyCoopster says:

    First! ~♡
    Ouch! 😣

  2. GhostBear says:

    Pancakes are better than waffles

    • Alex says:

      +1

  3. Tattletail says:

    Looks like where gonna have a feast for tonight

  4. forestshadeau says:

    5th

  5. Sai says:

    Where do you even keep finding these °w°

  6. blackmaskedphantom says:

    Rip paimon LOL also helloo Snowwyyyy.

  7. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

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