Meng Qi could use the Star Array, but this array was too powerful. Even in her previous life, Master used it only as an assist. After seeing Meng Qi’s cultivation base stagnated in the Foundation Establishment stage, he used the Star Array to accumulate enough aura and help her form her Golden Core.
But now, she had just entered the Foundation Establishment stage, and she didn’t dare to use the array consecutively. After reaching at least the eighth realm of the Foundation Establishment stage, she could use the Star Array again to help herself to break through the Golden Core stage.
However, even though she couldn’t immediately breakthrough, she could still find other cultivation techniques to aid her progress.
Qingfeng Valley was just a small medical sect from a remote area. The cultivation technique they taught to their disciples was too ordinary and very slow to advance. Except for disciples with extraordinary talent like Lu Qingran, it would be almost impossible to reach the Golden Core stage using this technique alone.
Meng Qi now had more than enough spiritual stones that she temporarily had no use of. She should go to Beyond The Heaven to try to find a better cultivation technique that suited her.
She had thought of this idea before. But she knew that the medicines needed to cure Xiao Qi wouldn’t be cheap, and a good cultivation technique was not cheap either, so she hesitated. But now, this idea seemed plausible.
“Meng Qiqi? Meng Qiqi?” Sikong Xing waved her hands in front of Meng Qi’s face. “What are you thinking about? I was talking to you. Didn’t you hear me?”
“What?” Meng Qi returned to her sense.
“Forget it.” Sikong Xing waved her hand. “It’s not a big deal. Go ahead and do your business.”
“Okay.” Meng Qi nodded and returned to her room. After closing the door, she took out Beyond The Heaven’s jade slip.
Xiao Qi, lying lazily on the bed as usual, raised his eyes and glanced at the jade slip in Meng Qi’s hand.
Meng Qi randomly sat on a chair nearby and entered Beyond The Heaven. She didn’t know where to buy cultivation techniques, so she asked the staff at the city gate.
“Cultivation technique?” The staff thought for a while. “There should be at auctions. Besides that, only specialty shops sell spells or cultivation techniques. I am afraid that Fellow Daoist has to find them by yourself.”
“Thank you.” Meng Qi was a little disappointed. But thinking again, in Three Thousand Worlds, the inheritance any sect put most importance on was precisely cultivation techniques. Except for the most common ones, the majority of the sects wouldn’t even think to sell them.
Wait! Meng Qi’s eyes suddenly lit up. She could try visiting Heaven And Earth Book Hall again. There were so many books there, and the place even had a detailed book about an obscure array like the Four Orders And Four Seasons. Maybe the old man owner also collected cultivation techniques. She should still have ten spirit points, just enough to borrow another book.
Meng Qi made up her mind and immediately walked towards the city’s northwest corner. Once was enough to make her familiar, she didn’t hesitate this time and walked directly into the book hall.
Maybe not many people knew about this place. When Meng Qi entered, there were no other people here, only rows and rows of seemingly endless bookshelves.
“Senior.” She cupped her hands. “This junior is here to disturb you again.”
Inside, the shop was quiet. Meng Qi couldn’t tell whether the old man was here or not. She waited for a while, but there was no sign of another person.
Being alone among the bookshelves, Meng Qi began to walk slowly. Countless bamboo and jade slips were placed—seemingly haphazardly—on the bookshelves on her left and right. It was quite different than Qingfeng Valley’s library pavilion. There, the bamboo and jade slips were placed neatly according to categories. Each bookshelf was also labeled with its respective categories, making it easy for disciples to find a book they needed. Of course, if they couldn’t find a particular book or weren’t sure about what they needed, they could directly ask for help from Elder Yan or the disciples in charge of managing the library.
Meng Qi looked at the dark brown bookshelves. Nothing was written on them. And those slips on the shelves also didn’t seem to have any titles or other identifiers.
Meng Qi waited for a while, but still didn’t see the old man. Remembering her remaining ten spirit points, she didn’t dare to waste any.
It couldn’t be helped.
Meng Qi turned around and walked towards the exit in disappointment. She had just walked a few steps when a voice suddenly came from behind. “Senior?!” Meng Qi looked back in surprise, and saw the old man had been standing behind her.
“Ah…cough, cough…” The old man seemed to just walk over in a hurry, as if coming from far. After coughing a bit, a smile returned to his face: “Young Daoist is here again?”
“Yes.” Meng Qi respectfully replied. “I’m troubling Senior again.” She paused for a moment. “I want to find the records about cultivation techniques used by Ten Thousand Worlds’ cultivators. I wonder if Senior has such books here?”
“Oh?” The old man pondered, his gaze was looking at Meng Qi kindly: “Yes, I have them here. But I don’t know whether they are suitable for Young Daoist or not.”
After speaking, he turned around.
Meng Qi watched him reaching out to the surrounding bookshelves and grabbed some slips at random. In an instant, he had taken out four bamboo slips and two jade slips in total.
“These books have been here for years, and no one has ever used them. You can take them, and see if there is anything you can use.”
“Thank you, Senior.” Meng Qi looked at the slips on the old man’s palm. “But this Junior only has ten spirit points, and can only borrow one book.” She glanced over the slips, hesitated to choose one.
Seeing Meng Qi’s hesitation, the old man pushed the slips into her hands. “It’s okay,” He said casually.
“Huh?” Meng Qi didn’t understand.
Is the service here so good? Can she preview the content before deciding which one to read?
“You have a lot of spirit point, and it doesn’t cost much to borrow all of them.” The old man waved his hand. A trace of amusement flashed through his gentle eyes.
“Huh?” Meng Qi became even more confused.
When did she ever have many spirit points?! Wasn’t it just ten before?
“You can check your remaining spirit points using your nameplate.” The corner of the old man’s lips raised into a smile.
“Oh.” Meng Qi obediently took out her Beyond The Heaven nameplate.
“Eh?!” Her eyes widened suddenly, and she looked at the old man in disbelief.
“More…more than nine thousand spirit points?!” Meng Qi was stunned. She remembered the old man said that spirit points could be obtained by exchanging books unavailable here or when someone borrowed the books that she exchanged in. It seemed that one borrow earned her three spirit points.
More than nine thousand points!
Meng Qi was a little dizzy.
“Haha.” The old man laughed, “Probably the book you exchanged the other day is too good, so some people like it so much.” Probably seeing Meng Qi’s worries, he said again: “The spirit points calculation cannot be wrong. Those are all yours. You can feel assured.”
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