Feng Baiming quickly received the soft gold ore. Then with a smile he said, “Not a problem. Rest assured, if you want anything refined, you can come to me for help!”
Huang Daoran saw this and couldn’t help but laugh. Then he took his cup as he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, taste this spirit wine. Most people couldn’t get their hands on these.” Zhao Hai nodded. He was also very curious about the Cultivation Realm’s spirit wine. He only heard Zhen Li mention this before. This was the first time he’ll be able to taste it.
Zhao Hai took the jade cup and took a sip. But then, he couldn’t help but knit his brows. In his eyes, the liquor in the cup wasn’t all that good. It’s clear that it was roughly made, reflected on how it tasted bland. Only the spiritual qi infused inside was comparable to the liquor made in the Space. However, the manufacturing method of the Space made for the best liquor. There’s no comparing between the two.
Zhao Hai placed his cup down as he turned to Huang Daoran and asked, “Master, this is the Cultivation Realm’s spirit wine?”
Huang Daoran looked at Zhao Hai, then he smiled faintly and said, “This is real spirit wine made in the Cultivation Realm. Ordinary people can’t get their hands on it. This spirit wine contains no impurities but still contains spiritual qi. What’s wrong? You don’t like it?”
Zhao hai smiled bitterly. Then he turned his hand and took out a bottle of medium-grade wine from the Space. Then he poured it over the jade cups before handing one over to Huang Daoran. Then he said, “Master, taste my wine!” Zhao Hai’s actions caused Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming to stare at him. Seeing Zhao Hai discarding the spirit wine for his own wine caused the two’s expression to turn somewhat ugly.
However, Huang Daoran still received Zhao Hai’s wine and took a smell. When the fragrance hit his nose, his facial expression changed. Then he gently took a sip. His eyes couldn’t hide the surprise he felt. It didn’t take long before he drank all of the liquor in the cup.
After drinking all of the wine, Huang Daoran closed his eyes, his facial expression showed infatuation. He didn’t move for some time. Feng Baiming looked at Huang Daoran’s appearance and couldn’t help but be curious. So he finished the wine in his cup. Then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Kid, pour me a cup as well. Let me see why you look down on my spirit wine.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly before pouring Feng Baiming a cup. Feng Baiming also smelled the cup before downing the contents in one go. He had the same expression as Huang Daoran as he reveled in the wine’s taste for quite a long time.
A few moments passed, Feng Baiming put his cup down and let out a long breath. Then he said, “Good wine, really good wine. No wonder you disdained my spirit wine. If I drank this wine before, I also wouldn’t look at the spirit wine.”
Huang Daoran also placed his cup down. He turned to look at the wine bottle in Zhao Hai’s hand and asked, “Little Hai, where did you get this wine?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and poured them another cup before saying, “I brewed this wine myself. Master, you can drink as much as you want. There’s no need to worry.”
After pouring some wine for the two, he took out a couple of plates filled with light snacks. There’s also some tea being brewed on the side as well as three jade chopsticks.
Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming stared at Zhao Hai. Cultivators generally don’t eat meals since they have fasting pills. The two couldn’t even remember the last time they ate food. It might be back when they were still disciples and rogue cultivators.
Zhao Hai looked at the two and then smiled, “Master, Martial Uncle, have a taste. These dishes are very good.”
Huang Daoran nodded, then he took a pair of chopsticks and picked some vegetables to eat. After lightly chewing, his eyes shone as he said, “These vegetables also have spiritual qi? Moreover, there’s no toxins in them. How is this possible? Little Hai, where did you get these vegetables?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I planted them myself. There’s a planet in the Machine Field that nobody wanted, so I terraformed it and planted some vegetables.”
Huang Daoran put his chopsticks down and then looked at Zhao Hai with a serious face as he said, “Little Hai, we Cultivators must be pure and not be greedy for luxuries. If you have land that can grow these kinds of vegetables, why don’t you use it for medicinal plants? That way you can have a lot of pills for cultivation and your strength would increase faster.” Feng Baiming agreed. What Huang Daoran said was the common thought of all Cultivators.
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Master, in fact, it’s possible to eat and drink for Cultivation. The spirit wine and these vegetables are what I usually eat. I rarely eat pills and drink potions for practice. Only when I’m injured would I use them. Eating these vegetables and drinking spirit wine can have the same effect as taking pills. Pills are just too potent. If you take a pill, it would take a long time for you to digest its effects. Instead of wasting time refining them, I eat and drink three times a day. After eating, I still have a lot of time to practice. In addition to cultivating, I can also practice magic formations and familiarize with my weapons. Isn’t that better?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming didn’t know what to say. It should be said that Zhao Hai’s wine and vegetables had spiritual qi in them which was beneficial for practice. Cultivators normally don’t eat because of the impurities present in food. However, Zhao Hai’s food doesn’t have any of these impurities. Not only was it delicious, you could also cultivate by doing it. Only a fool would prefer the flavorless fasting pills.
Feng Baiming nodded, he took another bite of food as he said, “Little Hai is right. If you eat these dishes every day and practice, it would be a great benefit to you. It’s a pity that not everyone can eat it.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly as he turned to Huang Daoran and said, “Master, I still have a lot in hand. Besides the ones I use, I can sell them off. Master, aren’t you a guest elder in the Pink Clouds Pavilion? Do you think people would buy this liquor if the Pavilion sells them?”
Upon hearing Zhao Hai, Huang Daoran couldn’t help but stare. Then his two eyes shone as he said, “You still have more of this liquor?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This liquor is actually just one type, and I still have more. Moreover, this isn’t the most valuable one I have in hand. I still have much better things.”
Before Huang Daoran could speak, Feng Baiming interjected, “You have better wine? Good kid. Then take it out, hurry. Let me taste them.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly before taking out another bottle of wine and handed it over to Feng Baiming. After looking at the bottle, Feng Baiming opened it and poured himself a cup. Upon drinking, his face was intoxicated as he said, “Good wine, very good wine. God, those things I used to drink, can they still be called wine?”
Huang Daoran didn’t mind Feng Baiming as he looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, can you really sell this type of liquor to the Pink Clouds Pavilion? If this gets to the Cultivation realm, it would certainly sell well. But why do you want to sell it to the Cultivation Realm? I believe wine is sold very well in the Machine Field.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Master, don’t forget that I’m an ascender. The people who sell liquor in the Machine Field are those Great Families. They had already formed a complicated net of relationships. If I suddenly introduce these liquor in the Machine Field, then I might destroy the entire liquor market. If that happens, a large crack would appear between me and the Machine Field. When that time comes, it would be very difficult for me to establish a foundation in the Machine Field. On the other hand, the Cultivation Realm is different. The spirit wine market in the Cultivation Realm is basically non-existent. Therefore, I won’t be in trouble with anybody if I decide to sell there. And to be honest, I’m not planning to sell this kind of wine in large quantities. Only when it’s scarce would it be valuable. If I sell a lot of these, then not only would its price drop, the Great Sects would also be envious. If that happens, then it wouldn’t be good for me, you, and the Pink Clouds Pavilion.”
Huang Daoran nodded and said, “That’s true. I didn’t expect you to have thought this far. But Little Hai, you don’t have to worry about not being able to have a base in the Machine Field. At worst, you can come with me to the Cultivation Realm.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Master, to be honest, I’m not thinking of going to the Cultivation Realm. With my strength, I can walk sideways in the Machine Field and nobody can move against me. But in the Cultivation Realm, what would I be? Not to say me, even you, Master, have been forced by the Great Sects to make a move. Being in the Machine Field is advantageous to my progress. Only by establishing a stable base in the Machine Field would I be able to cultivate better.”
Huang Daoran and Feng Baiming were silent. They had built themselves up from being Rogue Cultivators. They knew how important having a base was to a Cultivators progress. The materials that were easily used by Great Sects were oftentimes unreachable by Rogue Cultivators.
However, they still didn’t expect Zhao Hai to see himself as someone from the Machine Field. And that his main purpose was thus. Huang Daoran sighed and said, “Alright, since you have thought this through, then I won’t stop you. No wonder you can reach this level at such a young age. Regarding this aspect, Master is inferior to you. You don’t have to worry about the spirit wine. Master can guarantee its success. But since your Martial Uncle Feng is here, let’s discuss things further. If you want to sell spirit wine in the Cultivation Realm, then it’s not enough to rely on the Pink Clouds Pavilion. It’s best if you can get your Martial Uncle’s Profound Clear Sect in as well.”
Zhao Hai and Feng Baiming stared. Zhao Hai hasn’t thought through this point, Feng Baiming as well. But upon hearing Huang Daoran, their eyes turned bright. This was because this was good for both of them. It’s even good for the Profound Clear Sect.