Chapter 311: The Beautiful High Priestess
Translator: CatatoPatch Editor: Vermillion
Host: Bu Fang
True Energy Cultivation Level: Sixth Grade (Already reached the level of simulating objects with true energy. As the God of Cooking in this fantasy world, the host can try simulating kitchen tools with your true energy to cook even more delicious dishes. Work hard, young man);
Cooking Talent: Two Star;
Skills: Level Two Meteor Knife Technique (100/100), Level One Big Dipper Carving Technique (60/100);
Tools: Golden Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife (God of Cooking set), Black Turtle Constellation Wok (God of Cooking set);
God of Cooking overall rating: Junior Chef (Your culinary arts started shining as your talent started blooming. Your cutting and carving techniques have already reached a higher level. The path toward becoming the God of Cooking has already been opened for you.)
System Level: Six Stars (Conversion ratio is at ninety percent. The host is permitted to carry out the capture of ingredients. The host is permitted to recruit apprentices.)
Bu Fang stood steadily in his place as he slightly lifted his hands. The system panel was flickering in his mind and he was carefully observing the information on it.
His true energy cultivation didn't achieve a breakthrough because the number of crystal he obtained from his business was somewhat lacking. However, Bu Fang didn't care about this. On the system's panel, the name of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok was added to it.
"The Black Turtle Constellation Wok: as a piece of the God of Cooking set, it is made from the shell of the primordial spiritual beast, Xuanwu. It weighs more than 5,000 kg and it's extremely firm and solid. It possesses a suppression and oppression effect against all spiritual beast. If used alongside the Golden Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife, it can kill all spiritual beasts under the ninth grade. With the host's current quantity of true energy, he will need to consume half of his true energy each time."
"The effect of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok toward ingredients: it can enhance all aspects of the ingredient and improve the smell and flavor. It can also reduce the time needed for cooking. It can absorb the leaking spiritual energy while cooking and return it to the dish in order to form a perfect cycle of spiritual energy circulation."
The system's introduction rang out it in a solemn voice. It gave a detailed introduction of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and mentioned all of its effects.
The more Bu Fang heard, the more his eyes shone. The effects of this wok were extremely terrifying. It was simply a legendary divine tool made for chefs.
As long as one possessed this wok, it could be said that the person possessed the ability to make all of the delicacies in this world.
"Friendly reminder: if the host wants to cook with the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, he must operate it with the Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames. Otherwise, the host wouldn't be able to use the Black Turtle Constellation Wok."
Just when Bu Fang was extremely excited, the system poured a bucket of cold water over him. His excitement was extinguished and his face became expressionless.
What the hell was a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame?
"System, what do you mean?" Bu Fang asked. "What is a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame? Do I possess it?"
"The Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame is a fire which is naturally bred by the world. It possesses the ability to burn all myriad objects and matter. It's formed when the essence of the entire continent is concentrated. It is the only type of fire the host can use to operate the Black Turtle Constellation Wok." The system explained it for him.
Bu Fang blanked out for several seconds before questioning further, "This means that as long as I don't have this Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, I won't be able to cook with the Black Turtle Constellation Wok?"
After he asked the question, the system didn't give an answer. Bu Fang knew that the system's silence was the same as confirming his guess.
The corners of Bu Fang's mouth slightly twitched.
He summoned the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and the pitch-black wok instantly floated before him. A special fluctuation was emitted from the wok.
The system said that this Black Turtle Constellation Wok weighed more than 5,000 kg. However, Bu Fang felt as though it was light as a feather. He came to the conclusion that it was because he was the Black Turtle Constellation Wok's master.
After all, when the Xuanwu Wok just appeared, the heavy and ancient imposing aura had affected everything in the surroundings.
Bu Fang flicked his finger and tapped on this Black Turtle Constellation Wok. A heavy thrumming came from the wok the moment he tapped it.
He softly sighed. It was a good wok. However, it was a pity he couldn't use it.
Green smoke curled around his right hand as the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife transformed back into smoke. Both pieces of equipment disappeared and the smoke disappeared along with them.
"Temporary Mission: The Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames, 'Ten Thousand Bestial Flames', will be born shortly. The host should subdue the Ten Thousand Bestial Flames. Mission reward: ten percent of true energy cultivation. Mission failure penalty: deduction of ten percent of true energy cultivation."
Just as Bu Fang was sighing and shaking his head in disappointment, the system's voice once again resounded in his mind. It actually issued another temporary mission...
What the hell?
Didn't I just finish a temporary mission? Why can't you just let me rest for a while?
Bu Fang's complexion stiffened. He had just completed the marching army temporary mission. He hadn't even rested properly. The system actually issued another temporary mission? Could the system be obsessed with temporary missions?
"The location of the Ten Thousand Bestial Flames will be given to the host after a month. It will be issued when the Delicacy Map is open," the system said with a solemn voice.
The Ten Thousand Bestial Flames... The Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames... Bu Fang furrowed his brows. This temporary mission issued by the system seemed like it would be difficult to complete. There was even a penalty if he failed. This was something which never happened before.
However, Bu Fang knew the progress of his cultivation. As his culinary skills became better, it became harder for him to progress in his cultivation. It was no wonder that the system would put harsher requirements on the temporary missions it issued. It was to pave a way for him to become the God of Cooking, the person who would stand at the top of the food chain in this fantasy world.
It would be even harder to progress and failure would greatly hinder his progress. The more failures he had, the more obstruction he would face when he tried to improve his culinary skills.
It was obvious that the system wanted him to be on guard. It didn't want Bu Fang to slack off in the slightest.
Bu Fang also thought that he was being too relaxed lately. He actually wasted half a month in the army in order to create a dish that satisfied the system. It seemed as though the system was telling him to hurry up.
He touched his chin and reflected upon his actions. He eventually lay on his bed and went to sleep.
No matter what, as a chef, it was important to have a good sleep.
In the vast Border City.
Angry roars were transmitted from that pitch-black iron tower. The tower stood proudly in the Border City and a terrifying pressure was emitted from it. The pressure permeated the surroundings.
The three blood guards opened their eyes and their hearts trembled.
The sound of a gate opening resounded. The great heavy golden gate was slowly opening. As the blood guards' pupils constricted, the gate of the iron tower opened inch by inch. The gate was usually sealed shut. However, it was currently opening up...
A figure walked out from the great gate as a blood glow was emitted from the iron tower. The bloody glow enveloped the figure who was sauntering out of the tower.
The figure didn't have a crooked or hunched back. Instead, it looked quite tall. The figure eventually became clearer as it appeared in front of the three blood guards.
The figure was actually a woman with a graceful and charming figure. She only wore a piece of thin undergarment on her upper body and her face was covered by an ice-cold black mask. The mask hid her face completely and it made everyone curious about her true identity.
A necklace hung on her snow white, slender neck. However, the necklace was formed by stringing up five small skulls together...
Her lower body was covered by an extremely short leather skirt. The skirt seemed to be made from the skin on an unknown spirit beast. Her long and slender legs would make anyone's imagination run wild.
From just her stature, it could be seen that she was definitely a beautiful woman. She would be a woman who possessed extreme beauty... She would be so beautiful that no one would dare to stare directly at her. It was a pity that a mask covered her face. No one was able to see her true appearance.
The woman who appeared from the iron tower shocked the three blood guards.
"The High Priestess!"
Rushing forward, the blood guards stood before her.
The woman slightly lifted her snow-white arms and rubbed her slender fingers together. When she rubbed her fingers together, an odd fluctuation was created.
"I happen to sense the disappearance of one of the nine big Soul Congregation Arrays. Do you know what is going on?"
The voice of the woman was both cold and sounded lovely. However, when the blood guards heard her question, they trembled and their eyes were filled with fear.
"We don't know! We had been protecting the Sacred Tower and we heard no news about that Soul Congregation Array."
"Eh... The Soul Congregation Array is extremely important for the rise of our Shura Sect. We can never allow anything to happen to it. The aura of the Soul Congregation Array in the northwest is gone. It should be the array beside Western Mystery City. Which one of you would like to take a trip there?" Before anyone could answer her, the woman tapped the head of a blood guard with her slender finger. It seemed as though she had already made her choice.
The body of the blood guard trembled and cold sweat emerged from every pore of his body.
"Understood... I will go immediately," with a trembling voice, the blood guard who was chosen said.
As the High Priestess raised her covered face, every single one of the blood guards felt her icy-cold gaze sweep through them.
"After a month, I will attempt to break through. If you are still not able to find the lost Soul Congregation Array, you should be clear of the consequences. If the Soul Congregation Array doesn't have enough Soul Essence, just choose a city and slaughter everyone in it. Remember... never delay the progress of the Shura Sect."
The moment she was done talking, the woman disappeared. A loud creaking sound was heard as the heavy gate closed.
When the blood guards raised their heads, they realized that their entire bodies were soaked with cold sweat. Three half-step Supreme-Being experts like themselves were frightened to the point where their clothes were soaked with cold sweat...
"The nine big Soul Congregation Arrays are the key to awakening the Departed Soul Orb. We can't lose any of them. Since the High Priestess placed such an emphasis on them, two of us should go. The Soul Congregation Array contains a strand of the High Priestess' sword energy. Since they were broken into, the cultivation of the person who took the array must be extremely powerful. It might be difficult for one of us to deal with him."
Two of the blood guards looked at each other before nodding. They came to an agreement and flew out of Border City together.
The only remaining blood guard continued to protect the iron tower with a grave look on his face.
Outside the Border City.
Two of the blood guard who wore blood-red robes looked at each other. One of them stretched out his palm and a large talisman appeared on it. There were nine big specks of light twinkling on the Talisman, which represented the nine Soul Congregation Arrays.
"Eh, the Soul Congregation Array appeared again. It appeared in the Light Wind Empire's Imperial Capital."
"Why would it be in the Imperial Capital?" One of the blood guards said in a puzzled tone.
"Who cares why. I don't care who was the one who did it. Since he dared to spoil the matters of our great Shura Sect, he must die." Storing once more the talisman, the other blood guard exploded with killing intent.
The two blood guards changed their direction and rushed toward the Light Wind Empire's Imperial Capital.