Chapter 8: Big Growth Gift Pack
Translator: Translation Nation Editor: Translation Nation
The system’s inventory worked the same as the ones in gaming interfaces. The contents of the packs were all stored in the inventory grids. On the other hand, the valuable skills he had previously stolen from the Celestial Sect safe were all transferred in another deposit storage.
Xu Que stared at the pack, labelled "Big Growth Gift Pack" and grinned from ear to ear.
According to the description on the "Big Growth Gift Pack", he roughly understood its usage.
Every increase with cultivation level, he will get a shot at opening a gift pack.
Which means that, after he opens it this time, the next time he could open another one was after the Foundation Building Stage, which was the Core Bearing Stage and another time would be at the Golden Core Stage.
In addition, every time he opened the gift pack, he could get many useful random item prizes.
Xu Que felt that his luck today wasn’t that bad and decided to open the gift pack.
Do you want to open the "Big Growth Gift Pack"? The system asked.
"Yes." Xu Que’s reply lacked confidence due to him feeling a little nervous.
What prize could it be? A pretty lady as my bodyguard? A divine equipment? Or even a strong old man as a combat companion were viable options!
With intense anticipation, the system flashed past several rays of light, followed by sounds of the system message beeps.
"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ on unlocking a new privilege. ‘Recycling Function’ activated."
"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ on acquiring ‘Disguise Puppet’ x 1."
"Ding! Congratulations to host ‘Xu Que’ on acquiring ‘Beginner’s Divine Escape Emblem’ x 1."
Xu Que was shocked. What the hell? Where is my beautiful female bodyguard? My divine equipment? My old grandpa companion?
All these crap and they dare to call this a big gift pack?
All his three wishes went down the drain.
Xu Que was very disappointed but he continued to focus his attention on the "Disguise Puppet" in the inventory.
[Disguise Puppet]: Disguises as another party with 100% accuracy and copies any posture or habits. However, the strength is not copied. Duration: 2 hours. (Disguise targets are limited to Infant Transformation Stage Cultivation Stages and below.)"
"Damn! A typical device for acting tough!" Xu Que exclaimed.
From his memories of the Consort Prince, he was very clear on the happenings of this Cultivation stage.
It starts from Qi Refining Stage followed by these 9 different Cultivation Stages: Foundation Building Stage, Core Bearing Stage, Golden Core Stage, Original Infant Stage , Infant Transformation Stage, Void Training Stage, Body Unity Stage, Crossing Calamity Stage, and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle Stage.
There were a total of 10 Cultivation Stages and every Cultivation Stage is split into another 10 smaller sub-levels.
Therefore, the Infant Transformation Stage is considered very strong in this universe. An example is the current emperor of the Fire Country who is in the Infant Transformation Stage. The clan leader of Celestial Sect is also said to be of the Infant Transformation Stage.
With this[Disguise puppet], Xu Que thought that if he could disguise as an Infant Transformation Stage individual, he could act tougher and gain even more act tough points!
"Too bad this item only lasts for 2 hours. If only it can last for a year or longer." He shook his head in regret and focused again in his inventory.
In the inventory, other than the piece of "Beginner’s Divine Escape Emblem" and the "Big Growth Gift Pack", there was nothing else.
"Oh, I almost forgot. The first item from the Gift Pack wasn’t an item. Was it a recycling function of some sort?" Xu Que slapped his head, suddenly realizing something and then commanded the system, "Quickly run me through the new function I just got."
"Ding! ‘Recycling Function’ provides you with a recycling service. Any weapons, potions, skills, etc. can be recycled by the system, converts it to back to an Essence of the corresponding item category and refunds back to you. Valuable items can be directly converted into act tough points. Below shows the explanation in detail…"
After repeated explanations from the system, Xu Que finally grasped the new function.
It said recycling but "swallowing items" seemed to be a more suitable word.
In summary, if we give a flying sword to the system, it will dismantle the item, recreates an Essence equivalent to the item rank and stores it in the equipment-refining Essence pool, which can be used to raise the rank of other equipments.
If a medicinal item was recycled by the system, it will be converted into a medicine-refining Essence and similarly be stored in the medicine-refining essence pool which can be used to raise the quality and purity of medicine and spirit potions.
However, if a skill path technique was being recycled, it will be converted to a skill-refining Essence which can speed up the mastery of skill levels. On the other hand, the essence cannot be used in human cultivation stages and above.
Simply put, Xu Que’s training of "Soaring Dragon Nine Transformations" can be quickly leveled up by the use of these skill-refining essence. However, it cannot be used on the "Ancient Five Elemental Arts" as that counts as training a skill path and this can only be done in humanoid and above Cultivation Stages
Even after reading all the explanations, Xu Que wanted to shout "Bullshit".
Originally, he wanted get rid of the magic and skills he had previously stolen from the Celestial Sect safe due to him having too many and he absolutely cannot use them up all by himself.
Any how, thanks to this recycling function, his powers would level up easily.
Besides, he wasn’t in a rush to get rid of the stuff he stole. He has to find some time to adequately filter out what he needed and whatnot before selling those he doesn’t need to earn some silver and spirit stones.
Besides, in this cultivation stage, silver and spirit stones are used for daily transactions. It would be wise to hold on to some currency for emergency use.
"Huff! No matter what happened, this round of opening was quite fruitful after all."
Xu Que breathed out as his face brimmed with a smile for he was filled with joy.
His "Little Brother" had also calmed down. Xu Que proceeded to unwrap the red undergarment and gave it a thorough wash.
With nobody around, he quickly climbed upshore, shooked his body dry and changed into the light blue coarse hemp clothes given by Xiao Rou. He also bundled up his long and jet black hair with a towel.
He looked refreshed and neat, armed with a smile backed with a composed and gentle temperament.
His nature occurred from the fact that he was a Prince Consort in the palace, living the royal life for the past six years and also drinking many types of immortal elixirs. The mere coarse hemp clothes couldn’t mask his royal persona.
Xu Que was pleased with his current and new appearance. He strongly felt that if he was on Earth, his style would be unique and would top even the world of the entertainment industry.
Holding on to Xiao Rou’s red undergarment, Xu Que headed off in the direction of her house.
On the road, he met several villagers who were all giving him a smile of respect for courageously defeating the wild beast.
Xu Que reacted by shyly smiling, waving his hand while humbly expressing that he will defeat any amount of wild beasts.
All the villagers gave him a thumbs up of approval.
However, when everyone directed their attention on the red undergarment, they gave him winks while revealing meaningful smiles. Xu Que lifted his head up high, stood upright akin to a nobleman and advanced in high spirits.
One of the bratty kids, while wiping his snot, shouted, "Big Brother, my mum said that the cloth in your hands are called undergarments and they are female-only!"
Villagers laughed in harmony and added, "Little Brother, don’t take it seriously. He is only a kid and doesn’t know much. We wholeheartedly understand your plight."
Understand your sister!
Xu Que slightly grinned from the corner of his mouth and fled.
Damn it! That embarrassment this time is overwhelming.
Luckily, the villagers here were all friendly and kind-hearted and didn’t misunderstand him as an undergarment stealer. My reputation is at stake here!
Xu Que tearfully went back to Xiao Rou’s house.
"Creak!", the wooden door was pushed open.
Xiao Rou was holding onto the blanket that he had worn, preparing to wash it. The blanket had to be washed as it was still stuck with the smell of his pungent ointment.
Yet, the moment she saw Xu Que, her whole face flushed red again, especially since he was holding on to her undergarment. She almost wanted to run back into her house to hide.
Xu Que ran over, took the blanket from her hands, and mockingly said, "Let me do it. You should leave such manual labor to me."
After finishing his sentence, he sneaked the undergarment onto Xiao Rou’s hands.
She blushed even more and stuttered.
Xu Que wanted to reply but a loud noise came from the direction of the village entrance and in between the noises, there were sounds of bickering, similar to that of people arguing.
Xu Que momentarily frowned and thought: "Oh no. Could it be that the wild beast is back? Xiao Rou, wait here and I will check it out."
He finished and dashed off towards the entrance.
Xiao Rou promptly called out but Xu Que was already gone.
She bit down on her lip and kept the undergarment. She then followed Xu Que since she was worried.