Immortal Path To Heaven Chapter 81
Once a flash of red light appeared on Ou Yangmings palms, his eyes lit up.
The full properties of the waist sash appeared in his mind, and it was those properties that stunned him to a great extent.
[Item: Outstanding Waist Sash (Red)]
[Equivalent Rank: Ordinary Tool, Good Grade, Rank Three]
[Attribute: Toughness +8]
[Skill: Blood Flight (Activation Condition: Abundant Qi and blood)]
Skill. Theres actually a skill property on this waist sash.
Before this, Ou Yangming only had one skill encounter, which was the explosive arrow. Once essential Qi was channeled into the arrow, which was then shot to hit another object, a huge explosion would be caused, resulting in fatal injuries.
Was a half-spirit beast powerful? A captain had led a group of well-trained soldiers to encircle one, but they ended up badly defeated and even lost a few lives.
However, once explosive arrowscoated with some poisonwere used, even the half-spirit beast could not withstand it. It fell to the ground and died.
This was the mightiness of skill, and it gave Ou Yangming a deep impression.
Nonetheless, other than the explosive arrows, which he had created using his mental power and the Military Fire, he did not encounter another skill-carrying equipment.
The waist sash was the first piece of Skill Equipment he came across, but according to the skills description, Ou Yangming vaguely felt that it was not a skill that could be used by anybody.
Perhaps that was the reason the waist sash was among the other pieces of equipment here.
After some thought, Ou Yangming looked up to glance at Zheng Ziwen and Ni Yinghong. They were still immersed in their task and did not notice his abnormal behavior. In actual fact, even if they did notice something out of the ordinary, they would not suspect anything, and would instead think that Ou Yangming had stumbled on an item that he was not confident about.
This was because the other two masters would have the same expression on their faces if they could not distinguish a piece of equipment.
Ou Yangming inhaled deeply, then slowly put down the waist sash. He placed it in the first row among other pieces of equipment and did not tie any note to it.
Afterward, he picked up his speed.
It was impossible to know how much time had passed as they were working in the basement. After each of them appraised roughly ten pieces of equipment, a person, who was dressed as a servant, came downstairs. He neither spoke nor did any gesture, and only stood quietly while waiting for them.
Some moments later, Ni Yinghong put down the piece of equipment in her hand, and she looked quite weary. After taking a glance at that person, she sat down somewhere to take a break from appraising.
Ou Yangming was slightly startled. He idled for a while on purpose and wrote another appraisal result before he stopped as well.
Lastly, Zheng Ziwen finished his task and sighed. He looked more exhausted than Ni Yinghong. "I havent done appraisal with so much focus for a long time. Ah, Im getting older, and Im becoming useless"
It was then when the servant asked respectfully, "Masters, may I ask when youd like to have your meal?"
"Now that youve asked, I do feel quite hungry." Zheng Ziwen chuckled while touching his belly, then turned to ask the others, "Shall we Hey, Master Ou, have you decided already?"
When he turned to look, he instantly noticed the waist sash that was intentionally placed in the front row by Ou Yangming. It would mean nothing if it was just a waist sash, but it was eye-catching because nothing was tied to it.
Ni Yinghong opened her eyes, she had closed her eyes earlier to rest her mind, so she did not notice the waist sash. After seeing it, she could not help but furrow her eyebrows and said, "Master Ou, there are quite a number of good equipment here, and you have plenty of choices left, so you can decide later."
"Thank you for your good intentions. I only want to study that equipment because Ive never seen anything like that before, as for the other pieces of equipment" Ou Yangming chuckled. He then pouted his lips and expressed proudly, "As long as I have time, Ill definitely be able to smith something as great."
Ni Yinghong and Zheng Ziwen looked at each other and felt somewhat frustrated.
If another appraiser had said the same thing, they would have mocked and derided that appraiser, but they did not refute Ou Yangming at all.
They had just witnessed an intense smithing challenge yesterday, and they admired Ou Yangmings talent, as well as his level of attainment in smithing art. As mentioned by Ou Yangming, it was true that none of the equipment that he had or would be appraising in the basement was out of his smithing capabilities.
Since that was the case, would a piece of equipment that he had never come across not be a perfect choice?
Zheng Ziwen sighed and was suddenly in low spirits. "Lets go, its time to eat."
He cursed to himself, If Ou Yangming is so gifted in smithing art, he should just stick to that path, why must he be so outstanding in appraisal art too?
Its really hard to feel happy when Im working with a freak.
Normally, roughly 15 minutes were needed to appraise a piece of equipment. That said, additional methods might be employed if one was unsure about a piece of equipments properties, but even without using appraisal art, one could possibly spend half an hour.
Therefore, although the appraisal of roughly ten pieces of equipment in the morning was not considered fast, it was certainly not slow too.
Nevertheless, according to that speed, the three masters would spend about five days to appraise all the equipment in the basement.
There were no problems on the first day, but on the second day, Ni Yinghong suddenly exclaimed and called out to the others halfway through an appraisal, "Master Ou, Master Zheng, please come over here for a while."
Ou Yangming and Zheng Ziwen stopped what they were doing and went over to her.
While the three of them were still appraising separately, if one of them found a piece of unique equipment, or was really unsure about something, one could naturally seek help from the others.
Ni Yinghong was holding a small round shield at that moment. The round shield actually had an extremely frightening cut on it, and it was clear from the slash mark that the shields value had dropped drastically.
Zheng Ziwen frowned and asked, "Master Ni, whats so special about this shield?"
Ni Yinghong handed him the shield instead of replying. Sometimes, the equipment itself was the best explanation and nothing else needed to be said.
Zheng Ziwen observed the shield for a brief moment before he looked surprised. "This is strange, why cant I identify its equivalent rank?"
Ou Yangming was immediately curious too. After spending time together for two days, he knew that the other two masters were appraisers with genuine skills. Thus, the shield had to be unordinary if they were troubled by it.
Once he took the shield, a flame flashed on the palm of his hand that was holding it.
Next, Ou Yangmings face changed.
[Item: Extraordinary shield (Red)]
[Equivalent Rank: Ordinary Tool, Fine Grade, Rank Five]
[Attributes: Toughness +20. Power +2]
Ou Yangming was instantly amazed. As he looked at the obvious cut on the shield, he could not figure out how a damaged item like that was an extraordinary item of Fine Grade Rank Five.
Even if he used steel to smith a piece of equipment, the highest equivalent rank that could be achieved was High Grade Rank Five. He had not smithed a piece of Fine Grade equipment to date.
However, the shield had already achieved Fine Grade Rank Five.
What was more unbelievable was the equipment was already ruined.
It was a piece of damaged equipment that was in Fine Grade Rank Five, and was attached with 2 points of layered Power attributes
Ou Yangming suddenly wondered, If this shield isnt ruined and is perfect, what will its equivalent rank be?
Am I able to smith something like this?
"Did you sense it?" Ni Yinghong asked in a deep voice.
Ou Yangming hesitated for a while and nodded. "This equipment is very powerful, its the most powerful one among the other pieces of equipment."
"Yes." Ni Yinghongs eyes glowed as she said, "The equipment is damaged, but its still so powerful and is attached with power. Its unbelievable."
Ou Yangming hesitated again but decided to reveal it. "Layered."
"What?" Ni Yinghong asked in confusion.
Ou Yangming explained slowly, "If Im not mistaken, the round shield has layered attributes."
"Impossible," Ni Yinghong and Zheng Ziwen uttered almost at the same time.
It was already very rare that a piece of damaged equipment had a Unique Attribute. If it actually retained layered attributes, it would be considered a nature-defying item.
Besides, it was worth noting that Unique Attributes were hard to come by, and they would not necessarily remain constant after being bound to a piece of equipment.
Even though Layering Art could enhance Unique Attributes, the attributes could be lost if the piece of equipment was damaged.
The mark on the shield was so obvious that it simply extended across the surface. Hence, even if it originally contained Unique Attributes, they should have been gone by now. If Zheng Ziwen and Ni Yinghong had not probed it with their essential Qi, perhaps they would think that Ou Yangming was lying to their faces.
Ou Yangming said unhappily, "Whether it has layered attributes or not, youll find out after using appraisal art."
Zheng Ziwen gritted his teeth and agreed. "Okay, Ill use it once."
Appraisal art was unusually precious toward every appraiser because one could only use it for a limited number of times in a day.
Though the frequency would increase according to a persons strength, every opportunity was precious.
A cold light appeared in Zheng Ziwens hands as he rubbed them together and it shone on the round shield.
Ou Yangmings eyes sparkled right away. He observed Zheng Ziwens moves attentively, as well as the masters breathing and his surging mental power.
On the other hand, Ni Yinghong curled her lips into a beautiful smile and looked at Ou Yangming in admiration.