Chapter 175: Luohuo Association
Thinking that Yi Yun was making a fuss, the Wang woman grunted, “Is it strange to have a record? Although herb-picking has no future, those who work hard at one job and specialize in it, the Divine City will still recognize them and reward them. In the Divine City, anything that can be quantified will have a record, including things like forging! As for the herb-picking record, that was from two to three thousand years ago. The person who breaks a record will get a one-time reward of 10,000 dragon scale runes and a glory point.”
10,000 dragon scale runes?
And a glory point!
Yi Yun’s eyes lit up. 10,000 dragon scale runes was enough for him to cultivate within the Wilderness Divine Hall for 20 hours!
Besides that, there was a glory point. This was even greater. The most precious things in the Tai Ah Divine City could only be exchanged using glory points.
In the entire Tai Ah Divine City, 95% of the cultivators do not even get a single glory point in their entire six years!
This showed how hard it was to obtain glory points!
To an ordinary warrior in the Divine City, glory points were an unattainable thing.
Breaking a record resulted in a high reward. Even if it was some unimportant little record, it was still extraordinary!
Yi Yun excitedly pinched the pages with his thumb and forefinger, and flipped page by page. The herbs produced by the Tai Ah Divine City Herbal Mountain had very clear categories.
The most common herbs had ranks of Heaven, Earth, Mystic and Yellow.
The most commonly found herbs were Mystic or Yellow ranked. The corresponding amount of dragon scale runes was relatively smaller.
Upon reaching the Earth ranked herbs, things became amazing. One herb could exchange for a sizable amount of dragon scale runes.
But Earth ranked herbs were difficult to find.
Moving up, there were Heaven ranked herbs like Phoenix feathers or Unicorn horns. By being lucky just once, one could obtain a massive amount of dragon scale runes!
Zhong Yi who broke the herb-picking record many years ago obtained more than 19,000 dragon scale runes in two months because he had picked a few Heaven ranked herbs!
But… Heaven ranked herbs were not the pinnacle. Moving up, there were primordial herbs, immortal herbs, primal herbs and other different strains of divine medicine.
These herbs had ridiculous value!
But, this manual had no record of them…
Oh? Why was there no records of the awards for the primordial herbs, was it because the cultivators from the Tai Ah Divine City had no chance of picking them?
If that was the case, if one found primordial herbs, how would the rewards be paid out?
Yi Yun thought about this and asked the Wang woman, “This junior wants to ask. If this junior breaks the herb-picking record, will I be able to leave a name on Sage Avenue?”
Hearing Yi Yun’s inquiry, the Wang woman became impatient. She gave Yi Yun a glance which spelt out, “does this have anything to do with you?”
She tested her patience saying, “The people who can leave their names on Sage Avenue completed a tough job that showcased their strength, showing that they have a chance to become a sage in the future.”
“As for jobs like herb-picking, it doesn’t reflect one’s strength. Even if you break the record, it has nothing to do with being a sage in the future. You will only have your name written on the exchange booklet.”
Actually, even if Yi Yun could not leave his name on Sage Avenue, he did not mind. All he cared about was the benefits, “Then allow me to ask more, is there a fixed amount of time for picking herbs? Seeing senior Zhong Yi take exactly 60 days, does it mean everyone is given 60 days?”
“Why are you asking so much? It can’t be that you want to break the record?”
The Wang woman rolled her eyes at Yi Yun, and many surrounding girls managed a laugh.
Yi Yun scratched his head and gave an innocent little brother-next-door look, saying, “This kid is just asking, nothing else.”
“The herb-picking record is indeed for a period of 2 months. As for breaking this record, stop dreaming. This record has been there for thousands of years. Are you done asking?”
“Eh… One last question…” Yi Yun said weakly.
“Just say it!” The Wang woman was speechless, this kid just kept going on and on!
“Oh… It’s this. This kid wants to ask, if I were to pick a primordial herb or a primal herb, will there be a special reward? I tried looking in the manual, but there’s nothing about it…”
When Yi Yun asked that question, the Wang woman nearly threw her mirror.
She opened up her pair of long, sharp eyes and looked incredulously at Yi Yun, as if she was trying to tell if this youth had any mental problems.
“What did you say?”
Not only the Wang woman, everyone there looked weirdly at Yi Yun.
This kid actually asked if there was a reward if he picked a primordial ranked treasure?
“Oh…” Yi Yun gave a look of innocence. Was such a big reaction necessary…
A few female herb-gatherers couldn’t help but laugh, and their voices rang out beautifully like a bell.
“Little brother, you sure know how to dream. Let’s not talk about the rarity of the primordial herbs, the Tai Ah Divine City herbal mountain might not even have it. But the crux of the issue is, the entire herbal mountain is horrendously large, finding a divine herb is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Even if you have god-defying luck and chanced upon a primordial herb, don’t even think about picking it. These herbs have a spirit within them. They can hide! Let’s not talk about primordial herbs, even Heaven ranked herbs are difficult to pick. They have all sorts of ways to protect themselves. You can walk by one without even knowing it!”
“Oh? There’s such a thing?” Yi Yun looked at the female herb-gatherers with surprise. The herbs he picked in the tiny tribal clan were normal herbs. Yi Yun had never heard of herbs growing a spirit.
“Of course! Little brother, you really have a lot of questions. If you can really pick a good herb, the Divine City will reward you and never let you down, or even give you less than the value of the herb! The crux is, can you even pick one?”
“The Divine City is very generous to us cultivators. These years, there were even some descendants from family clans who mixed in some herbs that they brought from their family, pretending they were harvests from the Divine mountain to exchange for the rewards from the Divine City. I haven’t heard of anyone picking herbs who tried to keep it for themselves!”
“But then again… Those Heaven ranked herbs and above have never been picked by anyone in the past couple of years. We cultivators who come to pick herbs don’t have the ability, so if the Divine City’s Elders need any Heaven ranked herb or above, they would have to pick it themselves. But that is a huge waste of time and effort, so the elders are not willing to waste time. Even after putting so much effort, there is no guarantee of finding one. If someone were to find such a drug, the Elders will be very happy and would give out a generous reward, but… it’s impossible even if you want to!”
“Thank you Sister.” The female herb-gatherer’s words made Yi Yun excited. It seemed like as long as he picked good herbs, the rewards given by the Divine City would be amazing!
Firstly, it was because the Tai Ah Divine City was generous to cultivators, and willing to nurture talent. The second reason was that the Tai Ah Divine City’s herb mountain’s herbs were grown due to the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, and were not intentionally planted by the Tai Ah Divine City.
The herbs was considered part of the Divine wilderness’ wealth, and the Divine wilderness was the common treasure of the entire world’s warriors.
“I guess it would be difficult for me to pick a primordial herb… I might be able to find a herb with spirit within it, but to catch it… difficult!”
Yi Yun knew his own strength. The primordial herbs were definitely not easy to catch.
There were all sorts of treasures in the Divine wilderness herb mountain. Whoever had the skill could pick it.
“Little brother, what’s your name?”
The female herb-gatherer found Yi Yun amusing, his words were silly and goofy as if he was not right in the mind.
It is indeed true that newborn calves are not afraid of tigers.
These fifteen year old girls liked such a beautiful and innocent little boy because they found him cute.
“Oh… My name is Yi Yun.”
Seeing the female herb-gatherers looking at him as if he was an object of amusement, Yi Yun was speechless. He was an adult but was found to be amusing by these fifteen year old girls, this made Yi Yun at a loss of whether to laugh or to cry.
“So it’s Little brother Yi Yun. Alright, I’ll remember you. My name is Zhao Qingcheng, just call me Sis Qingcheng in the future.”
Yi Yun rolled his eyes. As if I would call you Sis Qingcheng.
Zhao Qingcheng could tell Yi Yun had no interest in her, and deliberately elongated her tone saying, “Little brother Yi Yun, this sister is from the Luohuo Association!”
“Luohuo Association? Oh?” Yi Yun paused for a while, finding the name familiar. He guessed that Zhao Qingcheng had used her background to prove her strength. It was probably some large sect…
“Is that the name of your sect?” Yi Yun asked casually, without any interest.
Zhao Qingcheng managed another laugh and chattered, “Little brother, you sure are cute. In the Tai Ah Divine City, many of the cultivators will form an association amongst themselves. The purpose of the association is to let the members help each other through the sharing of resources, and trading.”
“The Tai Ah Divine City has all sorts of fierce competition. Forming a group has its advantages. Our Luohuo Association is the biggest association in the Tai Ah Divine City. The Luohuo Association’s president is Luo Huo’er who is number one on the Man roll of honor. You must have heard of it!”
So it was Luo Huo’er!
Yi Yun of course remembered Luo Huo’er. It was no wonder he found the name Luohuo Association familiar. This Luo Huo’er had used her own name to create an association.
“This Tai Ah Divine City sure is complex. The cultivators even form their own societies…” Yi Yun secretly thought about it. But it was a rational choice. The people who came to the Tai Ah Divine City were all capable people. Forming an association and deepening each other’s relationships was beneficial to their own future development and other aspects.
As strength came from unity, an association’s strength naturally exceeded that of an individual.