Slowly Turning the Protagonist to the Dark Side

STPDS Chapter 65

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Chapter 65


Translator: Mimi

White Horse City had been very lively these days. When Su Wenliang and Bai Jingchen arrived at White Horse City with the spirit boat treasure, White Horse City was already packed with people. There were usually many people in White Horse City, but it was not as many as now. It was no exaggeration to rub between people.

They came late, the better inns were already full of customers, and Su Wenliang was unwilling to stay in the worse inns, because even the worse inns had already rented out the rooms, and there were only a few beds left. 

Bai Jingchen helplessly suggested, “Master, why don’t you let me send a communication talisman to someone I know, and then go to lodge in his place for a few days?”

Su Wenliang knew that the person he was referring to was Shangguan Jin. When Bai Jingchen was in White Horse City, he suddenly lit up his friendship skills. Although he still went out to do tasks every day, he had unconsciously known a lot of people. However, Shangguan Jin and Jiang Yanbei were the only people who were close friends with him.

Jiang Yanbei was now in Heaven Spread Sect, so this acquaintance must be Shangguan Jin.

Su Wenliang pretended he didn’t know and said, “In that case, you can try it.”

Bai Jingchen nodded and immediately sent a communication talisman to Shangguan Jin. Then, almost a quarter of an hour later, Shangguan Jin rushed over.

As soon as he saw Bai Jingchen, his eyes lit up with excitement. He rushed up and hooked Bai Jingchen’s neck, gave him a big hug, and said, “I knew you would come to White Horse City, but why did you come so late, the room I left for you is almost robbed by my other brothers.”

Bai Jingchen knew that he liked to exaggerate when he spoke, and according to Shangguan Jin’s status in White Horse City, he had always robbed others, but no one dared to rob him.

However, thanks to him, the accommodation problem was completely solved.

Bai Jingchen smiled kindly, and said, “Thank you so much.” Then, he pushed him away.

Shangguan Jin stood firmly and adjusted the robe on his body, and inadvertently saw Su Wenliang standing beside Bai Jingchen. He narrowed his eyes and sized him up, then casually said to Bai Jingchen, “This is your master?”

Bai Jingchen breathed a sigh of relief. Fortunately, Shangguan Jin didn’t say any other words.

He nodded with a smile and said, “Master, this is Shangguan Jin, a friend who I got acquainted with when I was training in White Horse City. Um, Shangguan Jin, this is my master, Yang Aohan, the spiritual master Ling Yin of Heaven Spread Sect.”

Su Wenliang coldly nodded. He was an almighty Nascent Soul, and his seniority was higher than Shangguan Jin. His attitude was already very good.

Shangguan Jin glanced at Bai Jingchen with a smile yet not a smile, and then said to Su Wenliang with a hearty smile, “Senior, knowing someone by their reputation can’t compare to meeting them in person. This junior is Shangguan Jin. I have prepared a guest room in Shangguan Mansion, please come with me.”

Bai Jingchen couldn’t help but feel a chill when he heard his official accent, but it seemed that during the time he was away, Shangguan Jin had also grown a lot, at least not as mentally disordered as before.

So, their group of three walked towards Shangguan Mansion.

Shangguan Mansion was located not far from City Lord Mansion and almost placed next to each other. They were welcomed in through the main entrance. After all, Yang Aohan’s identity was also very useful in White Horse City, and they were Shangguan Jin’s friends, so they were naturally treated warmly by Shangguan Mansion in the way of receiving distinguished guests.

They came to a room. Although there was only one door, it was spacious inside. At least it was more comfortable to stay in than the inn.

Shangguan Jin touched his nose and said helplessly, “Sorry, the room I originally prepared for you is on the side of my room, but later a distinguished guest came to my home, and even I was kicked out. The residence in the center has been cleared, as it’s specially used to entertain this distinguished guest.”

Then he snorted nasally, and said, “Damn!”

Bai Jingchen hadn’t wondered at the strangeness and said, “This place is already very good. Moreover, you live in the inner courtyard of Shangguan Mansion. The people who come and go are all members of the Shangguan clan, and it’s not convenient for the two of us as outsiders to stay in.”

Shangguan Jin clicked his tongue twice, muttered a few more words, and said, “Yeah, I got it! You stay here first. I still have to entertain other people. I ran out abruptly before, and after leaving for so long, Patriarch must be anxious.”

Bai Jingchen hurriedly said, “You go, thank you for today.”

Shangguan Jin opened his mouth, wanting to say something but then hesitated after seeing Su Wenliang was there, and just turned around to walk out without saying anything.

The room suddenly became quiet. Bai Jingchen looked at Su Wenliang and said, “Master, are you satisfied with this place?”

Su Wenliang looked around and said, “This place is not bad. We won’t stay in White Horse City for long, so this place is already good.”

Bai Jingchen immediately breathed a sigh of relief, and said with a smile, “That will suffice that Master is satisfied.”

Su Wenliang sat on a stool, and handed a storage bag to Bai Jingchen, “This is the unneeded things I sorted out. You take it to Lane Market to exchange for some spirit stones. At this time, there are still over half a month before the auction, enough for you to trade.”

Bai Jingchen nodded without any objection, so the task of going to Lane Market to do trades fell on Bai Jingchen.

The next day, Bai Jingchen bid farewell to Su Wenliang, and went to Lane Market in White Horse City for a stroll, and saw that Lane Market was already crowded with people. Although there were many trades this time, if he went to set up a stall to sell the things in the storage bag given by Su Wenliang, it would take a long time.

And he had been to the exchange, but the price was too low for a one-time trade. If it was one or two items, he didn’t care, but Su Wenliang and his own cultivation resources added up were numerous, so the gains didn’t make up for the losses.

So, after visiting Lane Market in White Horse City, he stood at the corner of Lane Market, and sent a communication talisman to Shangguan Jin, talking about the auction.

Shangguan Jin was a member of the Shangguan clan. He was a tyrant in White Horse City. The Shangguan clan had great power and influence in this place for a thousand years, and had a great reputation. He was going to hand over their unneeded cultivation resources to Shangguan Jin to deal with, which saved time and earned more.

This auction was a large-scale auction once every fifty years in Rook Islet World, so many cultivators came from all directions to seize this opportunity to seek some heaven materials and earth treasures that they urgently needed.

Before the auction was held, there would be a special trading place, which Lane Market on the eve of the auction and after the auction. Bai Jingchen planned to use these cultivation resources in exchange for spirit stones and go to Lane Market to buy the cultivation resources he needed.

Nearly an hour after the communication talisman was sent out, Shangguan Jin hurried over.

Shangguan Jin patted him on the shoulder and said complainingly, “Yo, you will find me when you have some matters, and just throw me aside when it’s okay. Yesterday, seeing that your beloved is here, I can’t say anything about you. Now...say, how do you want to be fixed by me?”

Bai Jingchen coughed violently because of the word “beloved”. The heart-rending cough instantly diverted Shangguan Jin’s attention, and Bai Jingchen said weakly, “Sorry!”

Shangguan Jin helplessly waved his hand to show that he didn’t care, and then he said, “Where have you been running for these past few years, no one can find you.”

Bai Jingchen coughed again and said, “I went to train with my master. This is my storage bag, and it contains the things that I want to sell this time. You can sell or pawn it, but the price can’t be too low.”

Shangguan Jin took the storage bag and said, “This matter is easy to handle. The location of the auction this time is in the house behind my home, and the person who manages the auction happens to be Jimo Wenhan. That guy is used to hypocrisy. As long as I hand things over to him, he will do it for me to please me or my sister, so don’t worry.”

Bai Jingchen nodded and said, “It seems that I have found the right person.”

Shangguan Jin raised his chin and said proudly, “That’s natural.”

Then he leaned over and said in Bai Jingchen’s ear, “I have the exhibition list of this auction, the price is very high, but if you need it, then I can show it to you later. After you write it down, see which one of the exhibits you fancy, and just go directly to prepare the spirit stone.”

Bai Jingchen agreed. He used to think that the auction price was higher than those purchased from outside, but who made the things in the auction priceless and fiercely competitive.

Fortunately, he had earned some spirit stones over the years, so he could buy something for Su Wenliang to give as a present.

Although he may not be able to buy too expensive ones, at least there was the intention, and he could just give it as filial piety to his master Su Wenliang later.

Thinking so, he patiently strolled. Shangguan Jin originally accompanied him, but he was not a patient person. He only stayed in Lane Market for a while, and then immediately left.

Bai Jingchen was strolling alone and bought some things to his liking during this period. The prices were not expensive, because he planned to buy a gift for Su Wenliang, so he didn’t dare to spend more.

He walked around the whole Lane Market and didn’t go back to Shangguan Mansion until he had seen all the things in Lane Market today.

The same was true for the next few days.

When Bai Jingchen was out to stroll, Su Wenliang mostly meditated to cultivate in his room.

But on this day, a familiar aura suddenly came from outside the room. This was a kind of spiritual energy reaction, and people with high cultivation bases could feel it more or less.

He frowned and quickly absorbed all the spiritual energy in his body, and then modified his cultivation base to the late-stage of Core Formation. At this time, there was already a knock on the door.

The person outside the door said, “Brother, I’m He Junqian from Pill Cauldron Pavilion. I stay next door to you, and here to say hello.”

He Junqian?!

Su Wenliang was startled when he heard this and then sneered. He didn’t have any good impression of this person. When he first came to this world and hadn’t taken over the body of the original owner, he could be said to be wary of people but didn’t care. But at this moment, after he absorbed and fused the memories of the original owner, he also had a deep hatred for this person.

The original owner treated him well. According to the original owner’s witty and cold personality, being able to treat He Junqian so well meant that he regarded He Junqian as his people, but he didn’t expect that his kindness wouldn’t be reciprocated in the end.

Su Wenliang wanted to rush out and kill him right now, but he still had his reason, so he frowned and said displeasedly, “Go away!”

He Junqian and the members of the Shangguan clan outside the door had somewhat embarrassed expressions.

Seeing this, an elder from the Shangguan clan didn’t nip him indiscriminately. Instead, he called out to a young manservant and asked him. He found out that this was a friend brought by the young master Jin, and stopped talking.

He took He Junqian to the room on the other side.

He Junqian heard the elder say a lot of apologetic words, and said with a smile, “He is Shangguan Jin’s friend, so it’s understandable. You don’t need to apologize, I understand.”

The elder awkwardly smiled, and gave some instructions to the servants, and then turned to leave.

After He Junqian dispersed everyone, he sat on the stool and unconsciously frowned.

He didn’t care about the impoliteness of that person. After all, he was now over 300 years old and nearly 400 years old, so he wouldn’t pay much attention to such words.

Moreover, he had been working as a spy in Yan Yuan Devil Palace before, and was naturally used to hearing others slandering him, so what that person just said was nothing.

It was just that he felt a familiar aura, so he rashly asked, but he didn’t expect that his temper was so big that he immediately chased him away.

He Junqian wondered, ‘Who is this person? Why do I so care about him?

He pursed his lips and thought that he must find an opportunity to see who was staying next door.

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