Versatile Mage - Chapter 479
Chapter 479 – Soul Seeds, A Small Entree
Chapter 479: Soul Seeds, a Small Entree
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
The number of demon beasts in the North Burning Valley had significantly decreased due to the Fire Calamity. Even after the Element Sensors were buried under the ground for two hours, there was no sign of demon beast being attracted to them.
It was most likely that the demon beasts had yet to recover from their fear of the Fire Calamity. The demon beasts were all hiding in their lairs, not daring to come out of safety.
The longer the devices were placed in the ground, the further they were able to scan, which would greatly reduce the time needed to search for the Soul Seeds. The four Element Sensors were positioned in four different directions. The party easily determined the right direction, and as they proceeded further, they could feel the ground turning hotter. It was a sign that they were approaching a Soul Seed.
“This is it! Zhang Xiaohou, Chen Yi, use your Earth Element to quickly locate the Soul Seed around here,” Mo Fan told the two excitedly.
Zhang Xiaohou was fairly naive. He would do anything that Mo Fan told him. If he had a hoe, he would start digging promptly.
Chen Yi was rather calm. Perhaps she knew that the Soul Seeds were not valuable compared to the other stuff that was produced in the Burning Valley after the Fire Calamity.
Zhang Xiaohou was fully prepared. He could not wait to dig into the ground when they arrived at the place. However, Chen Yi tapped on his shoulder softly, signaling the man who had totally lost his ability to think after seeing some gold nearby to take a look ahead.
A moment ago, the place ahead was shrouded by a cloud of sand, which greatly reduced the visibility. As the cloud of sand cleared slowly, it revealed a huge pit, like that produced by a meteorite in front.
The diameter of the pit was around one kilometer. It was shaped like a tiny basin, but shockingly huge!
Its inside was extremely dry, and its surface was cracking open, with flames flickering out of the little gaps. The inner part of the flame was yellow in color, looking like stalks of wheat swaying in the wind!
There must be a Soul Seed nearby, as only a Soul Seed was able to change the color of fire!
Zhang Xiaohou glanced ahead before rubbing his eyes in disbelief. He discovered a yellow Fire Element Soul Seed floating at the center of the pit around two meters above the ground.
Although Zhang Xiaohou had not found many Soul Seeds before, the others in the army had always mentioned how difficult it was to locate a Soul Seed. He had never heard of a Soul Seed that was right before someone’s eyes.
“Isn’t… isn’t this a bit too easy?” Zhang Xiaohou could not believe it.
Mo Fan stood at the edge of the kilometer-wide pit. It was obvious that the Fire Element Soul Seed was freshly produced. Most likely, a huge amount of the Fire Calamity’s force had accumulated in this area. The ground was unable to withstand the force, so the ground around it began to collapse and sink.
Furthermore, it had filled the place with Fire Essence. It was Mo Fan’s first time seeing a yellow flame. He could not tell what kind of special effect it had.
Normally, every Soul Seed would have some kind of special effect. The Rose Flame which Mo Fan had increased the damage of his Fire Spells by 250%!
Different Soul Seeds had different effects. Some with an outstanding effect could be sold at a higher price. For example, the Flowing Mud which Zhang Xiaohou acquired was very high-quality among the Earth Element Soul Seeds. It could be sold for a price of around thirty million RMB.
Each Soul Seed had a certain level of intelligence. The yellow Soul Seed seemed fairly magical, thus they should be able to sell it for a fairly high price.
“The whole place is covered in those underground flames that could easily burn a human into ashes. They will burn anyone who tries to make it to the center to death,” said Xinxia.
Zhao Manyan and Zhang Xiaohou turned toward the restless Mo Fan simultaneously. He was the only Fire Magician here, which meant he would have a certain degree of Fire Resistance.
Mo Fan did not waste time discussing with the others. He jumped into the pit full of the yellow flames. It was unbelievable to see a Soul Seed simply exposed in the air, and more shockingly, there were no creatures guarding the Soul Seed nearby.
Creatures like the demon beasts were unable to refine Soul Seeds like humans to gain their power. They had to consume the energy of the Soul Seeds, and they could only refine them after their bodies fully adapted to their power, turning them into their own power.
It was quite a lengthy process, thus whenever a Soul Seed appeared, if a demon beast happened to find it first, it would guard the Soul Seed.
Mo Fan went deeper into the small basin and quickly arrived at the center. Less than a few dozen meters away from the yellow Soul Seed, he came to a stop, and cautiously checked his surroundings.
When nature was kind enough to put such a precious Soul Seed right in front of Mo Fan, it felt like a goddess whom he was fond of suddenly took off her clothes and used her hands to comb her hair. He felt extremely tempted, yet at the same time was worried that when he lunged forward, he would wake up from the wet dream.
Therefore, even when he was about to pounce at the Soul Seed like a starving wolf, he subconsciously hesitated at the very last second.
He could not find anything in the surroundings apart from the stronger flames. The Fire Resistance from his Rose Flame was enough to make him immune to the flames.
Finally, he continued walking forward, and immediately felt an extreme heat blowing into his face. Mo Fan instantly felt its struggle to protect its virginity.
The only problem was, its chastity was meaningless, as it stood no chance against Mo Fan’s evil claw.
Mo Fan carefully placed the Soul Seed into the container. Apart from feeling somewhat uncomfortable due to the heat from the yellow flames in the surroundings, the process was rather smooth.
He was still imagining that once he tried to retrieve the Soul Seed, a monster with three heads and six arms would burst out from the ground and chase after him relentlessly. The truth was, nothing happened. It was quite the opposite, as the yellow flames around him were slowly extinguished after the Soul Seed was stashed inside the container.
“I now believe that the Fire Calamity is indeed like holding a grand feast in this Burning Valley…” Zhao Manyan exclaimed when he saw Mo Fan acquiring the Soul Seed with such ease.
If such an outstanding Soul Seed could be found so easily, it was obvious that a Soul Seed was only a small entree in this feast!
God knew what kind of treasure they would find as they venture deeper into the place!