Jing Wuying nodded at Jing Mingfeng and gave Bai Yunfei a strange look. "Let's leave this place first."
He was already gone by the time his sentence was spoken, leaving Bai Yunfei and Jing Mingfeng to stare at one another before following after.
The three soon made it out from the mines to come to a stop on another mountain not too far away.
"Ol'Bai, this is my great grandfather." Jing Mingfeng introduced Bai Yunfei.
"This junior pays his respects to senior Jing." Bai Yunfei gave a prompt bow of respect to him at once.
"Be at ease," Jing Wuying spoke. "I've heard from Jing Mingfeng that you are a genius. His words are true, it would appear. So young and yet already a Mid-stage Soul King, no other in your generation has reached heights as tall as yours. As expected from Zi Jin's disciple..."
"Senior Jing is too kind, this junior dares not to accept such praise..."
"Where's Xiao Qi at, Ol'Bai? Isn't he normally with you?" Jing Mingfeng asked.
Bai Yunfei pointed towards the direction of Swallow City with a smile, "Over there. Xinyun is there too. They'll be here in a moment."
Two streaks of light were flying towards their direction even as he was speaking. It was Xiao Qi and Tang Xinyun. The both of them had been in the Core World, but Bai Yunfei didn't want them to appear out of thin air next to him, so he had the Core Stone teleport the two several kilometers away. The two would then head over to him, thus creating the illusion that they had been waiting off in a distance.
The ability of the Core Stone to bring things into the Core World wasn't just limited to one-way interactions. It could easily have the things inside of it appear anywhere within its range if it wanted.
"Eh? Xinyun's here too?!" Jing Mingfeng gasped and gave Bai Yunfei a knowing smile, "So you brought your wife all the way here for a scenic tour?"
Bai Yunfei smiled back. "Xinyun and I were taking care of matters with the Qin and finished, so this can probably be considered a tour."
Jing Mingfeng froze up immediately at the mention of the family name. "Are you friends with the Qin?" He asked carefully.
Even Jing Wuying was keeping an eye on Bai Yunfei now.
"Eh?" Confused, Bai Yunfei gave his friend a shake of his head. "There's nothing between us. It's just that the Tang and Qin are friends."
"Oh..." Jing Mingfeng nodded his head with a twinkle in his eyes, though Bai Yunfei wasn't quite sure what he was thinking about.
The conversation was put to a stop until Tang Xinyun and Xiao Qi descended from the skies next to Bai Yunfei. When she saw Jing Mingfeng, Tang Xinyun gave him a startled look, "Jing Mingfeng? What are you doing here?"
"Hehe, Tang Xinyun, long time no see." He waved his hand hello. "You look even prettier than when I last saw you...I'd really like to know where Ol'Bai got all his luck from if he's got a wife like you..."
"Watch what you're saying, who's whose wife..." Tang Xinyun's face went pink at his words.
Laughing, Bai Yunfei turned to introduce Tang Xinyun to Jing Wuying. "Senior Jing, this is my fiance Tang Xinyun...Xinyun, this is senior Jing, Jing Mingfeng's great grandfather."
Tang Xinyun's face turned red again at being called 'fiance', but she was quick to bow to Jing Wuying. "This junior pays her respects to senior Jing..."
"Be at ease." Jing Wuying nodded his head.
"Fiance?!" Jing Mingfeng's eyes sparkled at once. "Ol'Bai, you've finally taken it to the next step?! Hehe, not bad, when do you plan on getting married?"
"We haven't really made any plans for it yet..." Bai Yunfei laughed. "Mingfeng, what brings you to Swallow City? Do you need our help? And how long do you plan on staying here for?"
Hesitation flickered across Jing Mingfeng's eyes. "I actually came for the auction house. I heard there was going to be some wind immortal grass, so I want to get some to help Xiao Feng become a class seven."
"Wind immortal grass?" Bai Yunfei repeated after him, "Your wind squaller is about to become a class seven? That's quick, where is it, actually?"
"Hehe, me becoming a Soul King helped Xiao Feng out a lot. And with all the soulgems and medicines I've been feeding it, Xiao Feng is already a peak late-stage class six. It could try to become a class seven, but...I decided to leave it in our inn."
Bai Yunfei had to admit he was shocked by the wind squaller's growth. It was only a little older than Xiao Qi but its rate of growth was still exceedingly fast.
"Isn't wind immortal grass a heaven-tier ingredient that is usually harvested once a millenia? I heard it's just as good as an Extreme King Pill in effect for wind-type soulbeasts. Is the auction really going to have something like that?" Bai Yunfei asked, "Ah, well now that I think about it, the auction is also going to be selling some heavenly-wind ore. I'll take that and use it to craft you a heaven-tier soul armament. I can finally honor that 'agreement' from before."
That agreement was in reference to when Bai Yunfei and Jing Mingfeng traded the Soul Concealment Arte. Bai Yunfei promised to give him a heaven-tier soul armament at the time. It felt like a tremendous task then, but now such a task was nothing but a trivial matter. A heaven-tier soul armament for the Soul Concealment Arte was a great deal for him since the latter was far more useful.
So now that the two were together again, Bai Yunfei resolved to craft a very powerful soul armament for Jing Mingfeng.
While he had been looking at what the auction house was going to be selling, Bai Yunfei did notice that one of the items included a heavenly-wind ore. He knew it was an extremely magnificent item for wind-type soul armaments, so he was planning to buy it anyways. To use it for Jing Mingfeng's heaven-tier soul armament was just an added bonus.
Jing Mingfeng's eyes lit up at the mention of him getting a heaven-tier soul armament. "Haha, finally, Ol'Bai. I didn't want to bring up the topic myself! I've been waiting for this day..."
A mysterious look crossed his face next. "Actually, you don't need to go buy that heavenly-wind stone. Hehe...I actually prepared all the materials you might need already. I told you I've been waiting for you to craft me a soul armament!"
"You've prepared the materials? Which ones?"
"Haha, take a look!" Jing Mingfeng waved his right hand to bring out a oval-shaped stone into his hand.
The moment it appeared, the stone expelled a green vortex of wind out from it and melted away into the dark skies around. It wasn't completely green in color. There was a blotch of black light mixed in with it to make the wind look a little chilling to look at. Anyone that felt the wind blow onto them would've felt a chill travel up their spines...
"This is..." It took two seconds for Bai Yunfei to realize what the stone was. "This is...darkwind meteorite?! And a large chunk of it!!"
"Hehe, as expected from a crafter. I never heard of it before when my great grandfather told me about it. So, Ol'Bai, it beats the heavenly-wind ore, does it? Using this to craft a heaven-tier soul armament for me won't be a problem, will it?"
The records back in the Crafting School mentioned a material like this before. Darkwind meteorite was an extremely rare material for crafting that wasn't the result of being born into the world like other materials. It was something from the heavens. Its eponymous name meant that it was of two different elements and was made of metal from a meteor. Wind and darkness melded together for a perfect union in a meteor.
According to the records he read, Bai Yunfei remembered that even a fist-sized chunk of the meteorite would be enough to double the durability of a soul armament and raises the chances of it having the wind and dark elements by a decent amount. Compared to most materials, using the darkwind meteorite as the main component in crafting tended to have far better results. Darkwind meteorite could tremendously amplify the power of a soul armament and supplement the power of elemental wind and darkness energy!
So Bai Yunfei was completely shocked that Jing Mingfeng would have such a rare material, and such a large piece of it too!