Reigning Supreme With Pets - Chapter 31
That afternoon, Qin Feng finished his cultivation training and sat under the hundred-year old Pagoda tree in the garden. He summoned the Heaven Swallowing Toad and studied it in his hand for quite some time.
The toad was still in its infancy. It had silky smooth skin that was cold to the touch, making it comfortable to hold.
Its appearance was very beautiful as well. Apart from the snow white belly, its entire body was covered in a jade-like green color. On top of that, there were several mysterious patterns that covered its back, giving it a mystical air.
Qin Feng caressed its back and then poked at its snow white belly. It was soft and smooth. However, when he pushed a little harder, he could feel a faint toughness coming from within. Even regular magical tools might not be able to pierce its smooth and soft skin.
Over a month had passed since the Qifeng Mountain demonic beast extermination operation. As Fall slowly transitioned into Winter, the trees and grass were turning yellow. Signs of frog type creatures in the forest dwindled as some of them started their hibernation.
However, the Heaven Swallowing Toad was considered a type of mutated demon toad. Unlike the regular toads and frogs that needed to avoid the winter by hibernating, the Heaven Swallowing Toad did not.
In fact, even if he left the Heaven Swallowing Toad in the northern icelands, it would live comfortably.
After studying the toad in his hand for some time, he stopped tormenting the spiritual toad. Instead, he held it in his hand and caressed its silky smooth skin as he contemplated other matters.
He was contemplating on the future cultivation of the toad. It would be bad to keep it locked up in the Demon Refinement Kettle as it was unable to produce spiritual energy. That would only slow down the toad’s cultivation speed.
The spiritual toad’s cultivation speed was very slow to begin with, at only a fraction of the cultivation speed compared to other regular demon beasts.
After all, it needed to devour a large amount of spiritual matter in order to grow stronger.
In fact, quite a number of Heaven Swallowing Toad would be held back by the space within its body as they had insufficient resources, which led to their inability to break through, resulting in them dying of old age.
Qin Feng had a way to help this toad increase its cultivation speed. He could either fuse the bloodlines of other toad type demon beasts in order to help the Heaven Swallowing Toad acquire a new cultivation method, or throw in corpses of demonic beasts or spirit stones into the Demon Refinement Kettle to refine some high purity spiritual energy to be used for increasing the Heaven Swallowing Toad’s cultivation speed.
Although spirit stones were not demon beasts, it was in essence a piece of rock that contained spiritual energy, just like a spiritual vein. However, a spiritual vein would emanate its own spiritual energy while the spirit stones would suppress and contain its spiritual energy, requiring extraction.
Unfortunately, he had no means of finding other toad type demon beasts and he would not be interested in the regular spirit toads. Meanwhile, he did not have the ability to fuse those that had excellent bloodlines and great talent even if he caught them.
That was due to the large amount of spiritual energy needed to fuse with the Heaven Swallowing Toad’s bloodline. The Demon Refinement Kettle was empty at the moment. In order to fuse the bloodline, he needed to acquire a lot of spiritual energy.
However, apart from the dozens of demon monkey corpses he acquired from the Huang family, he only had around a hundred spirit stones leftover from his dad after helping him sell off those magical tools.
He needed to keep those spirit stones as there would be a lot of things he needed to spend them on after joining the sect. Therefore, he would not put all his assets into a bottomless pit like the Demon Refinement Kettle.
It was impossible for Qin Feng to hunt for demon beasts alone in the mountains just to help the toad cultivate.
With his cultivation level at the moment, he would be the prey instead of the hunter if he went to the mountain alone.
Right when he was frowning with worry, he suddenly heard some footsteps in the garden, followed by Qin Yang’s voice.
Flipping his palm around, he quickly stowed the toad back into the Demon Refinement Kettle before turning around to look at the courtyard doors.
Qin Yang had a big grin on his face, obviously in a jovial mood. Even his footsteps seemed a lot livelier.
“Haha, Brother Feng, you’re really procrastinating at home.”
Qin Feng was speechless. ‘Procrastinating? I’m cultivating very diligently, okay?’
However, he did not bother to argue with him as he knew that it was unintentional.
However, looking at the delighted smile on Qin Yang’s face, he knew that Qin Yang was bringing him good news.
Coupled with the fact that his father brought some elixirs home for Qin Yang, it was an easy guess that Qin Yang had broken through to the seventh level of Qi Refinement Stage.
“Congratulations, Brother Yang. With your improvement in cultivation, you’re now a late-stage Qi Refinement Stage cultivator.”
Qin Feng stood up and went on with the pleasantries.
“Hahaha, we’re brothers. Don’t be so reserved.”
Qin Yang laughed as he patted Qin Feng on the shoulders and immediately coiled his hand around Qin Feng’s shoulder, dragging him outside. “If not for you, my cultivation wouldn’t be this quick. Come, I’m in a good mood today. Let me treat you to drink with the ladies in Spring Beauty Tavern.”
“Drink with the ladies?”
Qin Feng felt his heart flutter.
Truth be told, he had not held a girl’s hand for over a decade, much less other intimate gestures.
However, once he thought about his own age at the moment, he immediately felt slightly dejected.
He quickly calmed down as a disdainful look flashed across his eyes. With a righteous look, he broke off from Qin Yang’s hold on his shoulder and huffed, “I didn’t think you’re such a person to visit those places.”
Qin Yang felt embarrassed by the righteous look in his face and blushed. “I only go there occasionally when socializing with Zhao Meng and his gang. It’s only once in a while.”
“I’ll pass,” Qin Feng shook his head as he rejected the offer.
“Moreover, even if I could go, you dare to bring me to such places?”
“No, of course not. I’m just making a joke.”
Qin Yang squeezed a pained smile on his face. “If I really brought you to such a place, Seventh Uncle would break my legs.”
Although the cultivation method of the Beastmaster Sect would not require them to be a virgin, it would be best to focus all his energy on cultivation during the earlier stages. Otherwise, his heart would be easily distracted by such matters.
If a teenager got addicted to such pleasures after their first try and had trouble curbing those desires, with a cultivator’s physique and some special cultivation method, it was very possible for the so-called seven times a night to happen.
Should the cultivator not learn how to control his desires, then his future as a cultivator would be very much limited.
Therefore, a lot of families would encourage the younger generations to avoid pleasures of the flesh.
In the past, Qin Feng was still quite young, therefore Qin Long never told him of such things. However, Qin Feng also knew that his father would not let him act too rashly.
“Let’s go, I heard that Immortal Cuisine recently hired a new chef and his food is quite good. I’ll bring you to Immortal Cuisine today for a round of drinks. Consider it a celebration of my breaking through to the late-stage Qi Refinement Stage.”
Qin Yang avoided mentioning the matter regarding Spring Beauty Tavern and pulled Qin Feng out of the house.
Qin Feng did not reject the offer as he had no plans at that moment. It would be nice to take a stroll in the city as well to unwind.
He did not rush on breaking through as that would bring about suspicions. Therefore, he slowly tempered his spiritual energy repeatedly. His spiritual energy was much purer and stronger than most cultivators in the Qi Refinement Stage.
Both of them entered the city and headed to Immortal Cuisine.
Despite it being named Immortal Cuisine, it was mostly catering to the regular folks. There were hardly any cultivators that dined there.
After all, apart from the three cultivator families, there were hardly any factionless cultivators training in the region. If one wanted to run a cultivator focused business in this small city, they would definitely suffer huge losses.
Right as they arrived at the doors of Immortal Cuisine, the server’s eyes brightened up.
As the assistant patrol officer, he was considered a big shot in the eyes of the regular folks and would naturally be given better treatment.
The server immediately led them to the lounge on the third floor.
Just as that was happening, a group of people approached from across the street. The leader of the group was Huang family’s eldest son, Huang Yulang.