Training Through The Game - Chapter 20
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
After consuming a qi-blood pill, Lu Yu changed into ordinary clothes and walked out of the Ji Min Hall.
Seeing the two people following behind him, he said, “Don’t follow me. I just entered the Han Residence not long ago, and the people in the town don’t know me. If you follow me, my identity will be exposed, and it will not be convenient for me to investigate what Butler Zhang has told us to.”
The two of them looked at each other, then stopped in their tracks and returned to the Ji Min Hall.
The real reason why Lu Yu did not let them follow him was because he did not want Butler Zhang to know that he did not put any effort into investigating the mastermind behind the scenes.
He was only strolling around the town to see if he could buy a weapon that met the requirements for practicing the Edgeless Blade Technique. He did not have any intention of investigating in detail.
It would be fine if he could not find any clues. If he really found any clues, then he would be in big trouble.
While walking on the crowded street, he could hear shouts of hawkers and vendors. Occasionally, he could see a few martial art cultivators, but they did not carry any weapons.
This was because there was a law that forbade anyone from carrying weapons in the town, especially martial art cultivators.
If one brought weapons in the streets, they would be directly arrested by the official and sent to prison, unless one obtained special permission.
Although it was forbidden for civilians to bring weapons on the streets, there were still many shops selling weapons. Except for a few types of prohibited weapons, most types of weapons could be bought in weapon shops.
Of course, Lu Yu brought weapons when he went out, but he put them in his backpack.
Windmill Town was neither big nor small. It was five miles wide on both east and west side. With Lu Yu’s speed, even if he walked normally, he could quickly go from one end of Windmill Town to the other.
After walking for a short while on the street, he saw a three-story shop. From afar, he could see the shop’s signboard — Divine Weapon Pavilion.
Most of the buildings in Windmill Town only had two floors. This three-story pavilion was the tallest building in Windmill Town. It was exceptionally eye-catching.
Not to mention, the words ‘Divine Weapon Pavilion’ that was glowing in broad daylight were even more eye-catching.
It also attracted Lu Yu’s attention.
Raising his head to look at the three words that were glowing, Lu Yu was a little curious, “How did it light up?”
The welcoming lady standing at the entrance of the Divine Weapon Pavilion said to Lu Yu.
Lu Yu walked into the Divine Weapon Pavilion.
The first floor of the pavilion was simple but not simple. From the decorations, it could be seen that the prices of the items here were definitely very high.
In the spacious hall, the walls were filled with weapons. If the guests had a weapon that they liked, they could directly take it down and try it out. The price and grade of all the weapons were marked at the bottom.
Lu Yu roughly looked through the weapons on the first floor and realized that they were all hundred refined weapons. The price was more than 300 gold coins. It was not something that he could afford.
Although he could not afford it, it did not stop Lu Yu from testing it.
Hundred refined weapons were different from ordinary weapons. They were obviously stronger and sharper, and there were naturally formed patterns on the weapons after being forged. They were many times more beautiful than ordinary weapons.
After a few glances, Lu Yu left the Divine Weapon Pavilion. He had no choice. The things inside were too expensive, and he could not afford a single thing at all.
As soon as he walked out, he saw the Tang Blacksmith Store opposite the Divine Weapon Pavilion.
The Tang Blacksmith Store only had one floor, and its exterior looked much poorer than the Divine Weapon Pavilion. However, its business seemed to be better than the Divine Weapon Pavilion.
When the Divine Weapon Pavilion only had a few customers, the Tang Blacksmith Store was filled with people. The sounds of forging were deafening, and there were customers kept coming in and out to buy things.
Lu Yu walked to the entrance of the Tang Blacksmith Store and found that the shop sold both weapons and farm tools. No wonder so many people were going in and out, and the Tang Blacksmith Store also made custom weapons.
After knowing that the Tang Blacksmith Store could custom-make weapons, Lu Yu went to the owner and planned to get one.
After all, it was difficult to find the weapon he needed.
Boss Tang looked young. His upper body was bare, and his body was full of muscles from years of forging.
After hearing Lu Yu’s request, he took the clothes tied to his waist and wiped his sweat. He handed the hammer to the person next to him and said to Lu Yu, “Follow me.”
Boss Tang brought Lu Yu to the warehouse in the backyard. There were a lot of weapons that had been forged here. There were also a few hundred refined weapons with forging patterns hanging on the wall. It could be seen that they were well maintained.
When they reached the innermost part of the warehouse, Boss Tang opened a large wooden box on the ground. Lu Yu stuck his head out and looked inside. Inside the wooden box was an exaggerated-looking flat-headed sword.
Boss Tang looked at the sword with his eyes full of memories. He said, “This sword is called the Hundred Forged Greatsword. It was forged from the discarded weapons of my father.”
“Back then, my father was the best blacksmith in the town. All his life, he only forged hundred refined weapons. If the weapon did not meet his requirements, even if it was perfect, he would not sell it.”
“But when the Divine Weapon Pavilion appeared in the town, the business of our store became worse. Although the hundred refined weapons forged by my father were not inferior to the Divine Weapon Pavilion, their prices were even cheaper.”
“However, the Divine Weapon Pavilion’s reputation spread far and wide. It was not something that the Tang Blacksmith Store could compare to. Moreover, it took my father several months to forge a hundred refined weapon. The blacksmiths of the Divine Weapon Pavilion only needed a few days to make one.”
“After my father passed away, the Tang’s Blacksmith Shop stopped forging hundred refined weapons and only focused on the low-end market. Only then did the business gradually improve.”
Boss Tang turned around and looked at the few weapons hanging on the wall. He said, “Those are the last hundred refined weapons my father forged. It’s a pity that he couldn’t find a suitable owner for them. If you want one, it’s 200 gold coins per one. You can just pick the one you like.”
After saying so much, Lu Yu was almost moved by him. Boss Tang came up with a sales pitch and Lu Yu was almost completely persuaded to buy a hundred refined weapon.
“No need, I only want this heavy sword.” Lu Yu picked up the big sword in the box. When he grabbed the hilt, Lu Yu felt that the sword was very heavy.
He reached out with both hands to hold the hilt and lifted the sword with force. He could barely swing the sword, and the weight was enough.
Seeing that Lu Yu didn’t have the intention to buy a hundred refined weapon, Boss Tang felt it was a pity, but he still introduced it to Lu Yu seriously.
“This heavy sword was forged from my father’s discarded weapon. Although it wasn’t forged into a weapon, the material used to forge it has been forged by my father for a long time. Its quality is very close to the quality of a hundred refined weapon.”
“In theory, even a hundred refined weapon isn’t as hard as this sword, but after all, it’s a weapon forged from smelting many unwanted weapons. It’s still a little brittle, and it’s easy to break when it collides with something harder than it.”
“But don’t worry, I used a special forging method to make up for the flaw of the sword’s body being too big and hard and brittle.”
“Nearly a hundred useless weapons were used to forge this sword. Taking into account the loss during the smelting process, this sword’s weight is around 600 jin.”
After Lu Yu heard this, he couldn’t help but be speechless. He was actually able to pick up a 600 jin large sword as a weapon.
Just the force of its sword strike alone was enough to crush a martial art cultivator at the fourth level of the body refining realm
However, it wasn’t easy for Lu Yu to wield this huge sword that weighed 600 jin.
The Hundred Forged Greatsword didn’t have a tip or a blade. Other than its appearance being similar to a sword, it couldn’t even be called a sword. It was more like a sword-shaped hammer.
Boss Tang also understood this point. When he had forged the Hundred Forged Greatsword, he had never thought of selling it. He just didn’t want to waste the useless weapons that his father had abandoned.
After all, even if it was a useless weapon, it had cost his father a lot of effort. Therefore, he had forged all the useless weapons into a great sword as a memorial.
Now that he had the opportunity to sell it, Boss Tang didn’t dare to offer a high price.
“How about this! If you give me 500 gold coins, this great sword will belong to you. Although it’s not a hundred refined weapon, it costs a lot of materials!”
Lu Yu silently put down the sword and did not say a word.
Boss Tang immediately became anxious. Other than Lu Yu, there was probably no one else who would buy this sword. Even if the sword used more materials than a hundred refined weapon, it would end up in the warehouse.
“400 gold coins, 400 gold coins is the best price. I can’t lower the price anymore. Just the materials alone cost more than that.”
“Boss Tang, other than me, who else would want this sword? Do you think you can sell this scrap metal for 400 gold coins? It’ll just collecting dust in the warehouse anyway. Why don’t you sell it to me at a cheaper price? I’ll buy it for 100 gold coins.”
When Boss Tang heard Lu Yu’s offer, his mouth twitched a little.
“300, at least 300 gold coins.”
“150 gold coins, this is the highest price I can offer!”
After some bargaining, Lu Yu finally got the greatsword for 230 gold coins, which was almost all his money.
Although Boss Tang was not satisfied with the price, he was still very happy to be able to sell the greatsword. He personally sent Lu Yu out of the store.
Lu Yu carried the wooden box with the greatsword on his back and left the blacksmith store.
Lu Yu could not carry weapons on the streets. However, if he bought weapons from the weapon store, wrapped them in a layer of packaging and affixed the exclusive logo of the weapon store, he would not be arrested by the officials.
Although Lu Yu planned to practice Edgeless Blade Technique, he didn’t really need a saber or sword to practice. As long as the conditions were met, other weapons could also be used for practice. However, the more the weapon resembled a saber, the better the effect.
That was why Lu Yu bought the Hundred Forged Greatsword.
More importantly, a custom-made saber of the same weight might not be as good as the Hundred Forged Greatsword in quality, but the price would definitely be much more expensive.
He walked into an empty alley, put the Hundred Forged Greatsword into his backpack, and then walked to other places.
He was supposed to look for clues. If he went back too early, wouldn’t it mean that he did not put in any effort to look for clues? Therefore, Lu Yu decided to walk around the town first to experience the ancient culture vibe of the town.
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There was still an hour before the sky would turn dark. He would walk around for an hour before going back to cultivate. This way, no one would suspect that he was slacking off.
Then, Lu Yu walked to a deserted place. The environment here was very poor, and there were often unknown black objects on the roadside. The drainage ditch was also emitting a stench.
Just as he walked into this place, Lu Yu smelled the stench in the air and turned around, wanting to leave this place.
“Catch him, don’t let him escape! That kid stole my money. He used to be a member of the Wild Wolf Sect. Now that the Wild Wolf Sect has been destroyed by the Han Residence. I’m going to beat him to death!”
A group of people rushed out from the stinky alley and chased after a stinky kid dressed in tattered clothes. They ran towards Lu Yu..