Chapter 366: Soul Cocktail
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
He pushed open the door and entered the tavern. The tavern interior was decorated in a very traditional way.
It made Ling Ping’an feel as if he had returned to the time when the industrial park had just been built, roughly a hundred years ago.
The ancient wooden floor seemed to be filled with scriptures.
If one looked carefully, one could even see some archaic words.
However, because there were too many people, most of the scriptures on the floor had already been worn out.
On the mottled tavern walls, there were many murals.
Upon taking a closer look, Ling Ping’an realized that most of them were depicting legends and myths.
The Judges of Hell, Yama Kings, and others.
When he raised his head, there were many talismans hanging on the ceiling of the tavern.
The talisman papers had already turned yellow from age.
The business of the tavern seemed to be good.
There were customers filling each of the cubicles.
When they saw Ling Ping’an, they all turned their heads.
Their eyes were filled with doubt as they eyed Ling Ping’an curiously.
Ling Ping’an walked past them as he listened to the singing from the bar counter.
However, he could smell some fragrance in the air.
This kind of fragrance gave him an indescribable feeling.
Just smelling it stimulated the saliva in Ling Ping’an’s mouth.
“I wonder if this tavern serves any delicious food?” With this thought in mind, Ling Ping’an instantly regained his vigor.
Passing through one cubicle after another, he arrived at the bar counter.
The bar counter was made of wood.
A few men wearing leather clothes were seated there.
At the bar counter, there was a woman wearing a black, fine woolen coat. She was holding a microphone and singing.
She was singing in a low and light voice.
Ling Ping’an felt very comfortable listening to her.
Unfortunately the lighting was too dim, and the woman’s appearance could not be seen clearly.
Just that, she gave off the feeling of being very young.
Ling Ping’an walked over as he watched her. Arriving at an empty seat, he hugged his kitten and sat down.
When he sat down, everyone in the bar turned their heads to look at him in surprise.
Especially the men beside him. Their faces were full of surprise.
“What?” Ling Ping’an asked, “Is there someone sitting here?”
They shook their heads and remained silent.
Ling Ping’an didn’t quite understand this, but since it was a vacant seat, there was no one to object to him sitting there.
Then he didn’t have anything to worry about.
Instead, the woman who was singing gently put down the microphone.
She raised her head, revealing a fair and flawless oval face under the dim yellow light.
Her delicate nose trembled faintly, and her bright strawberry-like red lips opened slightly.
Her spoke with a very pleasant voice, just like a lark.
“Sir, we have a rule here…” her eyes seemed to be looking at the kitten in Ling Ping’an’s arms. “If you want to sit at the bar counter, you have to pass a test…”
Her eyes were burning as she looked at Ling Ping’an. “Are you willing?”
The others had already stood up, and the few people sitting at the bar counter were also looking over, as if they were looking forward to it.
Ling Ping’an smiled. He stroked the kitten in his arms and asked, “What kind of test?”
This tavern was interesting!
They actually gave the customers a test?
This reminded Ling Ping’an of the claypot rice restaurant owned by an internet celebrity that was seriously criticized.
Not only was it extremely expensive, the boss also deliberately made things difficult for the customer, but the taste was very ordinary.
Those who went to eat said that they wouldn’t go again.
The more people were scolded, the more people got angry and spoke about it.
Therefore, there were more and more people following the trend.
Was this wine shop also like this?
Ling Ping’an thought.
If that was the case, he would just leave immediately.
I’m a customer!
Do you understand what are customers?
… … ..
Liu Qingqing looked at the young man in front of her.
He looked very ordinary and wore very ordinary clothes.
No matter how she looked at him, he was just an ordinary person.
The kitten in his arms..
Its soft fur was overflowing with spirit.
Its amber cat eyes were extremely intelligent.
It was a top-notch spiritual pet!
“The child of an extraordinary existence?” She thought, “or is it an expert who has returned to his original state?”
After thinking for a moment, she rejected the latter.
That was because such a person only existed in legends.
Perhaps the commander-in-chief of the imperial capital had such abilities.
But who was the commander-in-chief?
A favored direct descendant of an extraordinary family?
But, why was he dressed so frugally?
The young man’s clothes probably cost less than 200 yuan?
When did the descendants of extraordinary families become so frugal?
Weren’t they supposed to own luxurious cars and were accompanied by beautiful women?
Could it be that he was just an ordinary person who was lucky?
That was impossible!
A top-grade spiritual pet was quite precious.
Every meal required special spiritual food.
They wouldn’t even glance at ordinary food!
Moreover, such spiritual pets were extremely proud!
It wasn’t something that ordinary people could have.
A Phoenix must perch on a phoenix tree!
Therefore, Liu Qingqing was a little puzzled.
This strange person seemed to be full of secrets.
Thinking of this, she slowly said, “Customer, the rules of the store were set by the ancestors…”
This was a duty that had to be told.
“You can choose not to accept it now…”
“We won’t make things difficult for you!”
If it was just an ordinary person, no one would argue with him.
Because after tonight, he would no longer have the courage to come here.
Ling Ping’an listened and nodded. “Ancestral teachings, I understand!”
His family’s ancestral teachings were also there. It was that he had to donate his annual income from his land.
Liu Qingqing looked at him suspiciously.
“Is he really from an extraordinary family?”
“But… Since when did the young masters of a extraordinary families dressed and acted so casually?”
Young Masters who were born with a golden spoon in their mouths, even if they didn’t have great potential, they could still spend money like it was nothing.
These guys were all good-for-nothings.
Therefore, Liu Qingqing’s expression became a little more serious.
She took out a simple copper wine bottle from the bar counter.
Then, she started to work with it.
All kinds of alcohol were mixed in her hand.
A colorful cocktail was prepared.
She took the wine from the bronze wine bottle and handed it over. “Sir… It’s our rule…”
“If you want to sit at the bar, you must drink this special cup of wine!”
The people sitting at the bar counter smiled and looked at the ones sitting at the bar counter.
“The Soul Cocktail of the soul wine shop…”
“This is not something that ordinary people can drink…”
The Soul Wine Shop was the holy temple in the hearts of all the foreign species in JiangCheng City!
In this place, they could drink countless types of alcohols that could make even demons feel excited and invigorated.
For example, the Ghost Fire Wine and the Green Nether Wine were the specialties of this tavern.
It was said that a cup of wine could intoxicate a demon’s soul.
To the foreign species, this was a wine that they couldn’t refuse.
This was because they couldn’t feel anything when they drank other types of wine.
Their powerful bodies couldn’t feel anything even if they drank high-grade white wine like water.
As for the Spirit Wine brewed by the Blackguard, it was delicious and expensive!
They also needed contribution points to be eligible to buy it.
The Spirit Wine in the Spirit Tavern was different.
Although the wine brewed with spirit power was far inferior to the Spirit Wine brewed by the Blackguard, It was enough to numb the mind and stimulate the nerves off these foreign species.
Therefore, any drunkard in JiangCheng City who had some money in their pockets would come here to spend it.
And in the Spirit Tavern, there was a special kind of wine.
It was said that the retired female owner of the Soul Tavern had a fortuitous encounter in the early years and brewed it under the guidance of an expert.
Other than the female owner who was now living in seclusion in the mountain forest, no one knows about the ingredients and the brewing process.
However, there was one thing..
This wine had the same effect on all experts and foreign species — it was so powerful that it exceeded imagination!
To put it simply, this soul cocktail was equivalent to the Divine Nectar of the transcendent world, even being known to be ‘Three Bowls Intoxication’.
If one wasn’t a powerhouse, one would immediately forget who they were after drinking one cup!
If one wanted to taste it, one had to at the very least have the strength of a General.
Otherwise, after drinking one cup, no matter who it was, would still end up passed out on the bar counter.
Hence, the reputation of the Soul Tavern was great.
Foreign species that came because of its fame and passed out drunk.
… … … ..
Ling Ping’an looked at the cocktail that was handed to him.
It looked pretty good.
His nose moved slightly.
“It smells so good!” He swallowed his saliva.
He had a feeling that there was something delicious here.
“Is it this cup of wine?” He thought.
Although he couldn’t handle alcohol, but..
It didn’t seem to have a high alcohol content.
One glass should be fine.
Even if it wasn’t, he could just get drunk for a while.
Therefore, he reached out his hand and picked up the cocktail in the ancient bronze wine bottle. He raised his head and drank it.
The cold liquid flowed into his throat.
It tasted a little sweet.
He frowned slightly. “This isn’t wine!”
Yes, he didn’t taste any wine at all.
Not even a little bit!
Instead, it was a little sweet, similar to the taste of honey.
Then, he realized, so this cocktail was like this.
This invention of the Land of Qin was originally a product of embezzlement and corruption by the naval officers of Butania. They mixed rum with water, added lemons, and sent it to the Navy as military supplies.
Unexpectedly, the lower-level Navy soldiers greatly praised this kind of watered-down wine.
During the hundred-year war, the Imperial Navy also seized a large number of cocktails.
Then, through the navy, it was spread inland.
This tavern owner mixed wine in water?
The taste was quite good!
Ling Ping’an smacked his lips and said to the woman, “Can I have another cup?”
… … ..
Liu Qingqing looked at the ordinary young man as he raised his head to drink the Soul Cocktail that no one else in the entire JiangCheng City had ever dared to drink.
Then, he looked at her without any reaction.
“Can I have another drink?”
Liu Qingqing gulped.
She forced a smile. “Yes!”
She knew what it meant to be a person who could drink the Soul Cocktail as if it was nothing.
The General of the Blackguard!
And how strong was the General of the Blackguard?
She had no idea in the past, but now she had.
Not long ago, the Eye that was always scanning through the clouds in JiangCheng City was the Spirit Eye that a General placed to monitor everything under the Heavens and Earth!
Under its pressure, all the foreign species in JiangCheng City had their tails between their legs and did not even dare to breathe loudly!
That was because he was very clear about everything that happened in JiangCheng City.
Those who had been secretly doing illegal affairs behind the Blackguard’s back were all arrested.
Moreover, the evidence was conclusive!
Last month, there were twenty to thirty human experts and foreign species on the express train to Beihai from JiangCheng City.
Could it be..
The person in front of her was also a General?
Thinking of this, Liu Qingqing became even more respectful.
But the people sitting at the bar counter all frowned.
They sized up the human sitting in front of them.
No matter how they looked, this was just an ordinary person.
Among them, one strong man was very suspicious.
He looked at the others and made a decision.
He stood up and slowly stretched his head.
Furry hair emerged and slowly turned into a huge black bear.
It’s mouth also grew sharp fangs.
Psionic power slowly flowed through its body.
“Kid!” It said in a muffled voice.
Ling Ping’an turned around and looked at the man with suspicious eyes.
“How does the wine taste?” The black bear growled in a low voice. Its mouth full of sharp teeth was already exposed.
“It’s a little sweet…” Ling Ping’an recalled the taste. “It tastes pretty good!”
“You haven’t tried it before?” He suggested earnestly and sincerely. “I suggest you try it too!”
The kitten in his arms meowed softly.
The Meow of the kitten sounded throughout the entire tavern.
The tiny kitten’s soft black fur quietly flowed with psionic power.
The shadow of the pyramid was reflected in the dim light.
Everyone held their breath.
The black bear also felt that his entire body and even his soul seemed to have fallen into an icy cave.
He felt as though there was something squirming around in his back fur.
A voice resounded directly in his soul.
“Don’t be presumptuous!”
It was a cold and arrogant murmur.
It was also a high and mighty rebuke.
It was that kitten!
“God!” Sweat kept dripping down the black bear’s fur.
“It’s definitely a God!”
Inside the bar counter, Liu Qingqing’s hands couldn’t help but tremble.
Although she didn’t face the pressure unleashed by the kitten in the young man’s arms directly, the shadow of the pyramid was reflected in the whole tavern.
A powerful psionic power swept across her mind.
The space of the entire tavern seemed to be cracking.
She finally understood what kind of person was in front of her.
How was this the sheltered son of a transcendent being?
He was clearly a powerhouse who walked the mortal world.
Moreover, he was an existence so powerful that it made people despair!
He was a living God who had cultivated to the realm of returning to nature!
Therefore, she took a deep breath and carefully mixed the cocktail in her hand. Then, she smiled and pushed it over. “Please enjoy your drink!”
Such an expert actually deigned to come to the small soul wine shop.
This was the honor of the entire tavern!
It was also her honor!
Ling Ping’an took the wine bottle that was handed over, picked it up, and drank it in one gulp.
The taste was still a little sweet!
He turned his head and looked behind him at the person who was standing in the same spot and seemed a little silly.
For some reason, Ling Ping’an felt that there was something delicious on this person.
“What’s going on?” Ling Ping’an thought, “Why would I have such a thought?”
So, he smiled and said to the other party, “Friend, do you want to try it too…”
“It’s really delicious!”
The black bear shivered.
He had no choice but to bite the bullet and return to his human form. With a smile that was uglier than crying, he said to Liu Qingqing at the bar counter, “Miss, give me a cup…”
He had to drink it!
Because if he didn’t drink it, he would die!