Chapter 173: Arriving at Cloud Margin City

Cloud Margin City was only a small and remote city within the Soaring Dragon Province. But compared to towns, the city was already fairly large. The city occupied an expansive area and was filled with numerous ancient constructions. Wide streets and roads trailed all over the city, and a large crowd could be seen on the streets at all times. The streets were large enough to allow a large number of people to speed around on their mounts without feeling like they were squeezing at all.

The first feeling one would have upon entering the city was that there were a lot of people here, the city was large, and shops were everywhere. Xiang Shaoyun had just arrived with Mo Mo after a long journey.

They were each mounted on an ordinary red wolf and did not stand out among the crowd. After all, Xiang Shaoyun was using the human skin mask and currently had the appearance of a young adult. With his new look, when the two walked together, they resembled a pair of lovers.

"The Cloud Margin City is so big," Mo Mo exclaimed in admiration. This was not her first time here, yet she still couldn't help but be awed by the city.

On the other hand, Xiang Shaoyun was completely nonchalant as he said, "Just a tiny city. You will know how big the world is when you see a truly large city."

"You must have been to even larger cities, young master," Mo Mo said curiously. After spending some time with Xiang Shaoyun, she found that he was like a deep pond that she couldn't read at all.

At times, he would behave like a rash young master. At other times, he would behave like he had an ancient soul within his young body, behaving with the dignity of a sovereign above all others. Sometimes, he would be a cheerful and honest regular young man.

The many sides of him enveloped him in a thick mist that caused Mo Mo to be unable to judge what kind of person he was, which caused her to be completely devoted to him, not emotionally, but through her loyalty. She had a feeling that by following this young man, a beautiful future would await her.

"Yes, compared to the places I've been to, this city is too small." Xiang Shaoyun nodded.

They found a restaurant that also acted as a tavern and settled down before Mo Mo was sent out to look for the most famous blacksmith store in the city. Xiang Shaoyun wasn't looking to forge a weapon, but he was looking for a place to sell his goldsteel stones for some spirit crystals.

Firstly, he needed to empty some space in his astral cosmos sea. Secondly, by accumulating more spirit crystals, things would be easier if he needed to buy something in the future. The spirit crystals he had gotten from the Wu Clan had nearly been finished by now. Although he had gotten a lot from the Redwolf Bandits, that number was still nothing in his eyes.

Soon, Mo Mo returned and told him that there were three famed blacksmith stores in Cloud Margin City. The first store was naturally the Cloud Margin Forging Pavilion run by the Cloud Margin Pavilion, and it had a top tier-4 blacksmith. The other two stores were quite decent as well, but they were somewhat lacking in comparison.

Xiang Shaoyun then took several hundred catties of ordinary goldsteel stones from his astral cosmos sea before heading toward the Cloud Margin Forging Pavilion with Mo Mo. Mo Mo was astonished when she saw the large number of materials Xiang Shaoyun had taken out. Inwardly, she felt doubtful, Has the young master been carrying these materials all along? Perhaps he has a legendary storage item on him?

At that thought, she became even more curious about Xiang Shaoyun's identity. 

The Cloud Margin Forging Pavilion was located in the central area of the city, which was also the city's most flourishing area. Every single day, countless cultivators would come to trade in all sorts of weapons. The business there was extremely good. After arriving, Xiang Shaoyun and Mo Mo headed straight to the materials trading section.

"Guests, are you here to purchase or sell materials?" asked a middle-aged man politely.

Xiang Shaoyun went straight to the point and took out a goldsteel stone. "I'm here to sell this." 

When Xiang Shaoyun removed the cloth covering the stone, the middle-aged man smiled and said, "What a large goldsteel stone."

"Offer your price," Xiang Shaoyun said.

"We need to weigh it first," answered the middle-aged man. After weighing the goldsteel stone, the middle-aged man said, "We can offer you 3,000 low-grade spirit crystals for this."

Xiang Shaoyun frowned. "That price is too low."

The piece of goldsteel stone he had taken out was enough to forge more than 10 king-grade weapons. Thus, Xiang Shaoyun was not satisfied with the price offered.

"Goldsteel stones are rare but not impossible to find. I am already offering you a fair price," said the middle-aged man.

"You guys can have the goldsteel stone for 500 mid-grade spirit crystals. Otherwise, I will take the stone back," Xiang Shaoyun said.

"Brother, that is too expensive." The middle-aged man was still trying to haggle.

Xiang Shaoyun did not bother saying anything else and directly left with the goldsteel stone. Suddenly, an old voice rang out, "Deal. We're buying it for 500 mid-grade spirit crystals."

"Master," the middle-aged man turned around and greeted respectfully.

The healthy looking old man who had just appeared was none other than the master of the Cloud Margin Forging Pavilion, and he was also a high-level elder in the Cloud Margin Pavilion. His name was Tao Ran, the King Realm blacksmith of Cloud Margin City. He rarely came here, and he was coincidentally here just to look around today.

"You know your stuff, lord," said Xiang Shaoyun respectfully.

"Don't bother buttering up to me. The quality of your goldsteel stone is worth that price," said Tao Ran. After saying that, he ignored Xiang Shaoyun and walked away.

Xiang Shaoyun hastily called out, "Lord, please don't leave first. What price would you offer for a top-quality goldsteel stone?"

Tao Ran immediately stopped walking and turned around before hastily asking, "You have a top-quality goldsteel stone on you?"

"Maybe, if the price is acceptable, of course," Xiang Shaoyun tossed out bait.

"Sure, if you really have some, I will buy all that you have. I will even offer 10 percent more than the market price," said Tao Ran in excitement.

"If it's only 10 percent more, I might as well sell it in an auction," said Xiang Shaoyun, dissatisfied with the offer.

"You need to know that although a top-quality goldsteel stone is an excellent material, not many people here can afford to buy it," said Tao Ran. He was somewhat unhappy with Xiang Shaoyun's greed. He was an elder of Cloud Margin Pavilion. This young man was merely a second-stage Transformation Realm kid, and he dared to haggle around unendingly?

"Sure, but there is still a possibility that someone will buy it, right?" Xiang Shaoyun said.

"Fine, you make a good case. How about this, I'll offer an additional 10 percent on top of that. Moreover, you will enjoy a 10 percent discount when you buy weapons here in the future," said Tao Ran.

A top-quality goldsteel stone was in fact an emperor-grade material. It was extremely rare, and Tao Ran did not wish to miss out on it. He also started wondering if this kid had stumbled upon some mine. Otherwise, how would he have a top-quality goldsteel stone on him?

Xiang Shaoyun did not take out the top-quality goldsteel stone directly. Instead, he left with the 500 mid-grade spirit crystals. But of course, a tail had appeared behind him.

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