修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Eight “Action”

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Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Eight – Action

“You went out robbing?” Zuo Mo looked at the little mountain of ling plants and grains and felt dizzy.

“Rob?” Pu Yao snorted. “Is just this little bit of stuff is worth robbing?”

Zuo Mo might have had some wealth before but when had he ever seen so much ling grasses and grains? His eyes were bright as he walked around the little mountain, his lips trembling, “How much jingshi would this be!”

Pu Yao was speechless. He suddenly found this slightly embarrassing. His student, the student of an honored Sky Yao was like this! Just this little bit was enough to make the other speechless, so embarrassing! It was very embarrassing! If people knew that his student was so weak … …

Even Pu Yao who had skin as thick as city walls felt his face burn.

“From the Tian Family?” Zuo Mo’s reaction was not slow. He suddenly looked with enthusiasm at Pu Yao, “Let’s go on a trip again!”

Amidst Wei’s roaring laughter, Pu Yao turned and left with a black face.

Having gotten a great sum of wealth, Zuo Mo felt very good and was not angry. The direction of the cultivation classes was also very good, each cultivation class growing from fifty people per class to two hundred. Adding on that the classes overflowed with students who listened, they were so popular that even Zuo Mo found it hard to believe.

What caused Zuo Mo to feel a headache was that the number was still growing at a rapid rate but the number of teachers was limited. Cheng Shidi had come over to complain to him multiple times that his normal cultivation and livestock raising was affected by the high numbers.

There was only Cheng Shidi for the animal husbandry classes, and for sword cultivation, no one could help with Xie Shan and Eldest Shixiong’s classes. The same was true for Zong Ru and Yi Zheng’s cultivation class as they were the only two dhyana xiu on the island. It was also the same for his ling plant farming class, there was only him.

Seeing so many pleading and hunger, oh no, so many jingshi that was lining up outside the door but could not enter his wallet, that feeling … …

Really wasn’t good!

What to do?

Zuo Mo rubbed his chin and started to think.

 

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The shocking amount of ling grasses and grains caused all of Golden Crow Camp to turn out in smiles. Nothing was liked more by the Golden Crow group other than a large supply of raw materials. Most of them were skilled in forging and were not experts in dan-making or cooking but so what? Each of them had Golden Crow Fire, and there were jade scrolls among their collection. As long as they had the materials, they could naturally practice their skills. Even more, although their fire-manipulation techniques could not be said to be masterful, they were still very practiced.

Many people were interested in learning another processing method.

Zuo Mo did not care about their failures since they had gotten these things for free.

Also, if even half of these ling grasses could be processed in ling dan then the profit would also be astounding.

However, not everyone was happy. The two masters Sun Bao and Ji Wei had furrowed their brows at this moment. Compared to the heartless joy of the young people, the two of them had more pressure.

They knew the state of the island very well. That day, when Daren gathered everyone together to discuss how to make jingshi, they understood their precarious state. In order to use the abundant ling fields on the island, that required ling plant farming talismans. Plant farming talismans were not difficult to make, and the two masters were familiar with the talismans on the market. But if what was used were the ling plant farming talismans from the market, the ling fields on the island would not be completely used.

There was only one way if they wanted to use all the ling fields on the island.

That was to forge enough outstanding ling plant farming talismans, to forge talismans that could replace ling plant farmers!

In simple words, the two masters looked down on the ling plant farming talismans on the market!

 

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“After twenty more days, these mo weapons will gradually take form,” Shu Long’s steady voice echoed in the cave. The cave they had dug was not large. Presently, all of Guard Camp had moved into this deep cave called the Yin Spirit Cave. This cave was extremely heavy with yin energy which be came denser the deeper they dug, and was very beneficial for the cultivation of Shu Long and the others.

A Wen looked eagerly at the mo weapons floating in the pool and asked, “Long ge, do you think that the power of the mo weapons is really that great?”

“Wouldn’t you know when it is time?” Shu Long said with a smile. He was very soft towards A Wen.

Daren really bled this time!” A Wen said in shock, “Just the materials cost ten pieces of fifth-grade jingshi! It’s amazing!”

The surface of the inky black pool did not ripple, and if one smelled from a distance, there was the scent of medicine. This was a pool that Shu Long had set up according to the directions of the mysterious daren. As to the effects, he did not have any confidence. When he thought about the jingshi that passed through his hands, he felt a thread of warmth. He was no longer that xiu slave that didn’t understand the value of jingshi any longer. Ten pieces of fifth-grade jingshi, if that was used to buy xiu slaves, it would be a vast number.

Daren was really good to everyone!

Thinking about this and the present Guard Camp, he felt a thread of guilt. Of the entire Guard Camp, other than he and A Wen who could be considered experts, all others were just average.

Compared to Vermillion Bird Camp, this result was not very good.

To say nothing of the two jindan, Xie Shan and Zong Ru, even Ma Fan, Nian Lu, and Lei Peng were just a step away from jindan.

He definitely had to train this group well!

And not waste Daren’s efforts!

As he paced, Shu Long made the decision. He quickly came to the deepest part of the cave. What entered his eyes was a busy scene. He could occasionally see sparks flying and crisp sounds ringing out.

“What is the problem?” Shu Long asked a hardship guard.

The hardship guard showed a grimace. “It is too hard! The deeper we go, the harder it gets. I’ve dug for half a day, and just gotten a little piece out, there’s not much progress!”

Hearing this, Shu Long went forward and punched the stone. He heard a muffled sound and fine cracks appeared around his fist while a few fragments fell .He wiped away the fragments and saw there was a shallow pit on the rock.

So hard! Shu Long was shocked. With the power of his punch, he was only able to make such a small indentation!

He picked up a piece of fragmented rock and grasped it in his hand. He had an expression of realization. The rock had been immersed in this thick yin energy for tens of thousands of years, and was as hard as steel. Gripping it, he could clearly feel the pure yin energy contained inside.

“En, everyone, work harder. This is a good place. When we dig out a bigger cave , everyone can live here for the long term. This place is suited for our cultivation!” Shu Long motivated everyone.

Another hardship guard said, “If you are speaking about cultivation, digging this stuff is the best cultivation!”

Shu Long’s mind moved.

The others talked and laughed.

“Haha! That’s right! I’ve dug for a few days, and felt I’ve improved greatly!”

“I assumed that only I had had that feeling. So everyone feels it!”

“That’s nothing strange. The rock is this hard, if we do not use killing essence, we can’t dig. This isn’t digging a hole, this is fighting!”

Hearing this, Shu Long suddenly realized this was a clever way!

Having been bothered that he did not have any ways of helping everyone cultivate, Shu Long’s eyes instantly lit up.

 

———

 

Lu Wei was very happy. He had actually made a breakthrough on his fire spell soon after registering for his class!

He had studied this fire spell for three years and progressed quickly until half a year ago when he could not enter a higher level no matter how hard he practiced. Due to this, he had registered for many classes but there was no effect until he had gone to the present class. Just a few of the teacher’s words had made him feel his vision broadened. After listening for five days, he smoothly broke through to the fourth level of the fire spell.

This teacher was really good!

The teacher looked younger than Lu Wei, and he hadn’t expected the teacher to be so strong! It wasn’t just him, all the students admired the teacher.

The fire spell he cultivated was second-grade, but now that he cultivated it to the fourth level, the value was instantly different.

An even better job was waving its hands at him. Thinking about how his monthly wages would double in the future, Lu Wei was very happy.

He excitedly ran to a ling materials shop. This shop always was hiring year round. Second-grade fourth level was enough for him to enter the ling grass room and become a ling grass fire worker to work in ling grass.

Compared to his dan fire labor in the past, it would be much easier and the wages higher.

Hearing he was coming to apply as a ling grass fire worker, the shopkeeper instantly came out. These days, it was hard to find a good ling grass fire worker. The shopkeeper first got him to show his fire spell and was very satisfied with his second-grade fourth-level strength.

Just as Lu Wei thought the shopkeeper would agree, the shopkeeper suddenly seemed to remember something and asked him, “Where do you attend cultivation class?”

“Copper Alley, the ling plant farming cultivation class of Turtle Island,” Lu Wei said with slight pride, “I was part of the first batch!”

Right now, the everyone coveted the spots in the Turtle Island Cultivation Classes to an astonishing degree. Even though Turtle Island Cultivation Classes were generous and did not stop them from listening from outside the class, it was not possible to see the displays of the teacher and the effects of the lessons naturally decreased. So what was occurring was that it was hard to buy a Turtle Island Cultivation Class spot with a thousand jingshi.

“Sorry, we do not hire the students from Turtle Island Cultivation Class,” the storekeeper politely gave the order to leave.

Lu Wei instantly was dumbstruck, “Why don’t you hire students from Turtle Island Cultivation Class?”

The shopkeeper looked at him and said, “We do not accept you, you can try at other places.”

Finishing, the shopkeeper disregarded him and went back inside.

Feeling very angry, Lu Wei went to another store. What he had not expected was that this store also did not accept students from Turtle Island Cultivation Class! Lu Wei did not believe his bad luck. He went to eight shops and none of them accepted students from Turtle Island Cultivation Class!

Lu Wei felt hopeless!

In the afternoon, the news that all shops of Xu Ling City refused to hire those from Turtle Island Cultivation Class spread through Xu Ling City!

 

Translator Ramblings: This chapter can also be called “How to use your strong market position to prevent competitors from entering.”

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46 thoughts on “修真世界 World of Cultivation Chapter Four Hundred and Fifty Eight “Action”

    • Especially since Zuo Mo wants a LOT of tools and ling farmers in the short term, and in the long term he can easily produce a ridiculously large amount of lower level stuff with them that he can sell for jingshi. The only problem is the initial wages, but considering he’s teaching them they’ll probably work cheaply and he can use their own money to pay them.

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      • only if he can sell stuff… If all his products are getting blacklisted, even the really good stuff that they really really want to buy from him (golden crow fire…), then he lacks enough money to start his own market with the low level guys…

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    • This is so perfect, the various clans and sects are killing their own roots and Ge will now have the manpower required for the ling fields

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  1. Such a thing can be a good idea- if the competitor has no opening.
    They don’t have a lock on the rest of the market, and Turtle Island is a self-sufficient third party that can abuse the mass of manpower that has nowhere else to go.
    It hurts only the populace, not the opposition, and that doesn’t give the workers good feelings, either.
    It’s time to strike! Corporate ‘merger’ by force!
    You don’t want to employ Ge’s students? Ge will do it for you!

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    • depends, if Ge can’t sell his stuff, (they totally blacklist all their stuff) then it can work. but if soo, then Ge also have an excuse to go onto the war path with other guys.

      Peaceful coexistence is the most profitable, but if you freeze out Ge, ge will burn your house down (and steal all the jingshi you wouldn’t trade…)

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  2. So they are making a move against their own citizens…. yeah good job you will lose them. How that text in murdering heaven edge went: There were no immortals on the four continents. Everyone needed food, clothes, and shelter. Which one of the powerful cultivators on high was concerned on a daily basis? But which one……could do without?
    By wiping out taxpayers you wipe out yourself.

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  3. The GC should really hand those rocks over to the GCC. They’re probably a pretty good forging material.

    I wonder if they realize just how many workers they just handed to ge on a silver platter…

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    • Ge’s heart will bleed when he realizes that such good material was being turned to dust.

      Could the GCC use such extreme yin materials since they use extreme yang Golden Crow Fire? The yin bead instructions require a high level of consciousness control to create right?

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  4. I think they are grossly underestimating their competition if they believe they can just say “We don’t want you” if anything this is pushing every ling farmer, animal husbandry etc etc to Turtle Island and probably for a cheaper price because they’ll have nowhere else to go.

    It might look like a ‘smart’ thing to do, but they are basically cutting off their own supply of labor for the future. And next chapter(s) Turtle Island will take advantage of it. :>

    Guess they got too used to using brute force methods to get what they wan’t and not realize they are chopping off their own arms or legs in the process if or when it doesn’t work out.

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  5. So, uh, have these idiots forgotten that Turtle Island absolutely won’t lose out when it comes to hiring farmers?

    All they’re doing is letting Zuo Mo hire them for a cheaper price that the students will feel doubly grateful for! Or did they miss that ‘work placement included’ in the ad?

    I mean, it’s not necessarily a bad idea. But it’s… not really the right tactical decision here, IMHO.

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  6. Ummm you would think those sects would have looked to study the situation more before they acted now you just solved one of Zuo Mo’s problems for him. One step closer to Zuo Mo’s force moving towards greater self sufficiency.

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  7. – They will regret that snobby attitude sooner rather than later. Now Zuo Mo can first nurture the talent of these people and then – when they can get job nowhere else – they will come running if Zuo Mo so much as hints he might need able workforce. And his group will expand, again, with super loyal subjects.

    – And if they for some reason cannot get enough manual workforce on the ling plant fields…I have a feeling the forging group is trying to automate ling plant farming by making revolutionary ling plant farming talismans. Hm, if they do succeed, they could advertise:”Why should you slave on ling plant fields? Buy our new Turtle Island Super Handy Automatic Ling Plant Farming Talismant aka Lil’Helping Hand and you can watch your ling plants grow without breaking a sweat! Buy now and you can get Turtle Island pin free of charge!”

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  8. I actually think this move is deliberately designed so that they will all go work for Zuo. Just two chapters ago it was mentioned that it was considered bad form to give out high level skills to people who aren’t sect members. This is just maintaining that status quo, by forcing the turtle sect to take them as members they preserve the state of the market. If they had sent messages to Zuo Mo beforehand he would probably accept that logic and balance would be maintained. Now it’s too late, Zuo Mo feels his Jingshi is being threatened, so they should all prepare for war.

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  9. Thanks for the chapter WYHCWE and WanderingGummiofDoom! LOL the city is too kind! The surplus will seek outside the city and Zuo Mo will hire!

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  10. Why do I have the feeling that this is going to drive people into Zuo-Mo’s arms.
    After all, with the mats and the farms on board of little turtle AND the island they probably have enough food source for a ton of people.
    All Zuo Mo has to do is offer every person that signs a long term contract with him their very own golden crow fire. (At least I assume this is where the author is going considering the focus on ‘I CULTIVATE A FIRE TECHNIQUE’ in this chapter)

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  11. Translator Ramblings: This chapter can also be called “How to use your strong market position to prevent competitors from entering.”

    I thought its called ‘How to push young talents in the hands of a scalping zombie”, but OK, since you’re the TL of hte series I have to agree with your opinion. 😀

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  12. Am I the only one who thinks Lu Wei is dumb like a bag of rocks?

    After three or four tries, he should have changed his tune!

    He went to EIGHT workshops, in all of them he said he attended the cultivation class of Turtle Island, and in all of them they told him: “Sorry, we don’t hire people from that class!”

    After three or four tries, next time he went looking for a job, he should have said: “I attended the cultivation class of Mauve Tiger with Red Whiskers and Green Spots Island! Have a problem with that?”

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  13. Hohoho
    Santa Ge is coming to town~
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