Chapter 100 – It didn’t make sense that her luck would suddenly improve. Was there something special about this area? (1)
The ginseng was buried under a thick layer of snow due to the heavy snowfall. After Ruan Qiuqiu carefully dug for a while, she finally dug out a small piece of ginseng. The top part of the ginseng was half the size of her palm, and its roots were thick and solid. Its oval leaves were a bit wilted from the snow, but the ginseng had abundant spiritual energy.
Ruan Qiuqiu sighed in relief. She put down the backpack, took out a piece of animal skin from it, and simply wrapped the animal skin around her hand. Then, she continued digging for more ginseng.
None of the small ginseng in this patch were old, and none of them had reached level 1, but there was dense spiritual energy inside each ginseng.
After less than an half an hour, Ruan Qiuqiu dug out a total of 19 ginseng. Ruan Qiuqiu packed all of the ginseng away in her backpack, then she stood up and circled the grove, surveying the trees’ roots with the spear in her hand.
Since there was dense spiritual energy in this spot, there might be other medicinal plants growing here. If she was super lucky, she might be able to find spiritual energy stones.
Ruan Qiuqiu laughed at herself. Even the lucky female lead, Rou Yuerao, had never dug up spiritual energy stones in the wild. As the female supporting character, how could she be luckier than the female lead? The small ginseng might be her only harvest today…
Right after that thought passed through her mind, Ruan Qiuqiu passed by a giant tree. Around the corner, she saw a few blood-clotting plants that were in fairly good quality. They were growing on the precipitous cliff wall.
Based on the quality, they were probably level 2 plants.
OMG, was her fortune changing for the better?
Ruan Qiuqiu picked up a stone from the ground and threw it at the nearby cliff wall. The sound of the stone hitting the cliff wall was quite loud, but there was no animal activity in response to it.
Using her spiritual energy to keep guard and with her spear in hand, she slowly walked over and climbed up. She picked a total of four level 2 blood-clotting plants.
She wasn’t careful enough when she climbed down the somewhat high cliff wall. Her hand slipped, and she fell down on the snow. Unfortunately, there was a cut on the right side of her face from her fall, and the injury was bleeding a little bit.
Ruan Qiuqiu hissed in pain. Looking at herbs in hand, she was happy and disappointed. “Such a good herb. I’ll be the first one to use it.”
She plucked a leaf off the blood-clotting plant, crumbled it, and applied it to her right cheek. The effect of the herb was pretty good. Within a few seconds, the blood clotted.
Ruan Qiuqiu put away the blood-clotting plants. Just as she was already feeling very lucky today, she came across herb after herb: a cluster of level 1 lotuses, which could reduce inflammation and swelling, a level 3 zhencang plant, which had a good analgesic effect, etc. She even dug up a large ginger root.
(T/N: Below is a picture of a zhencang plants. Its scientific name is Bidens pilosa L.)
Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t let off any nook of this small patch of area on the top of the cliff. After she finished plundering this area of herbs, she touched the bulging backpack and smiled.
Today’s harvest was especially rich. Was it because her luck had suddenly changed or was it because Little Yu had found a good spot?
She had been unlucky for over 20 years. It didn’t make sense that her luck would suddenly improve. Was there something special about this area?
Encouraged by that idea, she used her spiritual energy to search the ground, inch by inch. In order to increase the range of her detection, Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t care about looking strange and lied on the snow.
After working hard for over ten minutes to probe this area, she really did find a special spot. There was a spot with very dense spiritual energy about one meter below the giant tree that was closest to the edge of the cliff.
Ruan Qiuqiu’s eyes immediately lit up. She hesitated for a moment before walking over to the edge of the cliff. She looked down at Little Yu.
Little Yu was anxiously waiting for her and looking up at the cliff. Seeing her sticking her head out, he immediately felt less worried. He raised his arm and waved at her.
They had agreed in advance that if there was no anomaly, they would only wave at the other party and wouldn’t yell.
Ruan Qiuqiu waved back to indicate that she was safe too. After that, she went to the spot that most likely had spiritual energy stones and started digging using the claw-end of the spear.
The sharp claw from the level 2 fiend was very easy to use, especially with the soft soil. Due to her excitement, Ruan Qiuqiu didn’t feel tired or especially cold after digging out a meter of soil.
The tip of the spear hit a hard stone and made a clicking sound. Ruan Qiuqiu’s eyes lit up. She quickly crouched down and carefully dug out the surrounding hard soil.
She soon brushed away the soil and dug out an irregularly shaped spiritual energy stone that was half the size of her palm.
It was a spiritual energy stone!