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Chapter 407: Come on, God! My fate is determined by me, not by heaven!
Lin Beifan pointed to the sky: “Bring the thunder!”
Following Lin Beifan’s command, a terrifying thunderstorm brewed in the sky. Streaks of lightning cut through the desolate sky, accompanied by loud cracks of thunder, unsettling those who watched.
Emperor Great Yan and his courtiers wore worried expressions. “Even thunder and lightning are coming; it seems like rain is on its way!”
“The weather isn’t favoring us!”
“With strong winds and thunder, can they still refine elixirs?”
“Could this be a failure in alchemy?”
“What should we do?”
An elderly courtier advised, “Your Majesty, it might rain soon. Let’s seek shelter indoors!” Emperor Great Yan pointed at the unscrupulous Daoist: “What about the Imperial Teacher…”
“Your Majesty, the Imperial Teacher is a master of innate abilities and possesses extraordinary skills. He will be fine!” The elderly courtier urged, “Your Majesty, let’s go inside first to avoid distracting the Imperial Teacher.”
“Sigh, alright!” Emperor Great Yan and his entourage moved under the eaves and continued to watch the Empty Void Daoist’s alchemical process with concern.
However, despite the adverse conditions, the unscrupulous Daoist was grinning. Even thunder and lightning were on his side this time, ensuring the alchemical failure he desired. He welcomed a bit more rain, wanting to complete his act fully!
Lin Beifan seemed to hear his call and waved his hand. Suddenly, a heavy rain poured down from the sky. The downpour fell onto the blazing hot alchemical furnace, producing hissing sounds as countless water vaporized, seemingly trying to quench the furnace. Emperor Great Yan and his officials grew even more worried!
But the unscrupulous Daoist was even happier!
Even heaven is helping me!
I must be the favorite child of the heavens!
It looks like it’s time to wrap this up!
He prepared for a dramatic conclusion, putting a perfect finishing touch on his efforts. Raising his head, he shouted to the sky, “God, are you trying to stop me from refining the elixir of immortality? Let me tell you, it won’t work! Even if you are the mighty heavens, I will defy you!”
The unscrupulous Daoist raised the alchemical furnace in his hands, defying fate itself.
“God, come on! My fate is determined by me, not by heaven!”
Lin Beifan smiled faintly, “I’ll grant your wish!”
Once again, he waved his hand, and a purple thunderbolt tore through the sky, hurtling towards the Empty Void Daoist’s residence.
The unscrupulous Daoist turned pale! I was just talking casually, and you’re actually doing it?
He fled at lightning speed, clutching the alchemical furnace.
The purple thunderbolt struck, precisely where the unscrupulous Daoist had been standing earlier, creating a massive crater, enveloped in smoke and debris. The Daoist breathed a sigh of relief, thankful that he had fled in time. Otherwise, he would have been seriously injured, if not killed, by that lightning strike.
And just then, Lin Beifan waved his hand again, and another thunderbolt descended.
The unscrupulous Daoist turned even greener! Once was enough; why are you doing it twice?
Once again, he ran for his life, carrying the alchemical furnace.
“Boom!” Thunder and lightning struck once more.
The unscrupulous Daoist narrowly avoided danger once again, ending up with a dirty and disheveled appearance.
On the dark clouds above, Lin Beifan smirked and coldly laughed, “Let’s see how long you can hide.”
As he spoke, he controlled two thunderbolts to strike down!
The face of the unscrupulous Daoist had turned almost black.
“God, you’ve gone too far! Coming at me with two lightning strikes this time? Am I not your beloved child? How can you treat me like this?”
Two thunderbolts simultaneously struck.
Whether it was luck or the result of desperate potential, the unscrupulous Daoist managed to evade once again, suffering only minor surface wounds. However, Lin Beifan was having too much fun, feeling like he was playing a game of whack-a-mole.
So, he controlled thunderbolts to strike down one after another.
The unscrupulous Daoist jumped up and down, filled with regret!
If only he hadn’t challenged the favor of heaven, speaking thoughtlessly and provoking divine retribution! He hoped this ordeal would end soon, allowing him to make amends by offering incense to heaven.
Meanwhile, Emperor Great Yan and those under the eaves had long been bewildered. “What’s going on? Why are thunderbolts chasing after the Imperial Teacher?”
“It’s like he has a target on his forehead!”
“Is this thunderbolt punishment because he refuses to die?”
Emperor Great Yan reached out with trembling hands, asking, “What’s the situation? Can someone explain?”
Everyone shook their heads, not knowing how to explain this bizarre scene.
Finally, they all turned to the unscrupulous Daoist’s young disciple, hoping he could shed some light on the situation.
The young disciple could only muster the courage to say, “Your Majesty and esteemed officials, because Master is refining the Elixir of Immortality, a divine elixir that defies the heavens and should not exist in the mortal realm, heaven has sent divine punishment to stop him from alchemy!”
“Oh, I see!” The crowd recalled the Imperial Teacher’s earlier defiant cries and nodded in understanding. Emperor Great Yan breathed a sigh of relief, “Indeed, the Elixir of Immortality is a divine elixir that goes against the heavens. Even heaven does not allow its existence, so it sent storms and lightning to obstruct the Imperial Teacher’s alchemical process. It seems that this elixir is doomed to fail!”
Everyone joined in with disappointed sighs.
At this point, Lin Beifan grew bored and decided to make a big move. He could be seen with thunderbolts in each hand, and he slammed them down together. Those colossal thunder pillars almost illuminated the entire sky!
But the unscrupulous Daoist was now terrified!
It seemed that this time he couldn’t evade, and his fate was sealed! Even Emperor Great Yan and the others hiding in the rafters turned pale!
“Your Majesty, get away quickly!”
Two court attendants suddenly appeared in front of Emperor Great Yan, one grabbing his shoulder and swiftly leading him away, while the other blocked the approaching thunderbolts on behalf of the officials. As for the Imperial Teacher, who was in the center of the thunderstorm, they had already given up on him!
Finally, the thunderbolts struck.
They all landed on the unscrupulous Daoist and the alchemical furnace he was holding. The unscrupulous Daoist let out a miserable scream.
The alchemical furnace exploded with a loud bang.
At this moment, a golden light unexpectedly emerged from within the alchemical furnace.
It floated in the air, bathed in the thunderstorm, radiating a brilliant and inviolable glow! Upon closer inspection, it was actually a round, lustrous golden pill!
Moreover, it could float in the air without any support, which was truly miraculous!
“That is… the Elixir of Immortality!”
In the hearts of everyone present, this phrase spontaneously rose.
Only a legendary divine elixir could exhibit such inexplicable behavior.
Following this, everyone’s breath grew rapid. This was indeed the legendary divine elixir, and if consumed, it provided the chance for eternal life and ascension to immortality!
For anyone, it was an irresistible temptation!
“Quick! Fetch the divine elixir!” Emperor Great Yan urged. “Yes, Your Majesty!” The court’s experts sprang into action.
Especially the two court attendants rushed forward, flying towards the divine elixir. However, at this moment, over a dozen top-notch experts stormed in from outside the mansion, all heading for the divine elixir as well.
These individuals had been lurking in Great Yan’s capital, monitoring the situation at the Imperial Teacher’s residence. Seeing that the unscrupulous Daoist had actually produced the divine elixir, they did not hesitate to take action. Both sides clashed fiercely, engaging in a bloody battle for possession of the Elixir of Immortality. Emperor Great Yan angrily shouted, “Summon all of my experts! Whoever dares to seize my divine elixir will face no mercy!”
“Yes, Your Majesty!” Wave after wave of the court’s troops and cavalry surged forth.
The battle between the two sides was fierce, resulting in a bloody conflict, rivers of blood, and corpses strewn everywhere. In the end, Emperor Great Yan prevailed, annihilating all opposing forces and gaining ownership of the divine elixir.
However, just as the court attendants were about to seize the divine elixir, several thunderbolts struck from the sky, destroying the divine elixir.
Emperor Great Yan mournfully cried out, “No! My divine elixir!”
The winds ceased, the rain stopped, the dark clouds dispersed, and Lin Beifan left, patting his butt and departing.
He left behind the ruined Imperial Teacher’s residence, a multitude of corpses, crimson blood, and the grieving Emperor Great Yan. The events of that night quickly spread throughout the world, astonishing everyone!
“Great Yan’s Imperial Teacher, the unscrupulous Daoist, actually produced the Elixir of Immortality!”
“But during its completion, it faced divine retribution because heaven doesn’t allow this divine elixir to exist!”
“That day, numerous experts also tried to seize the Elixir of Immortality, but ultimately failed!”
“Nevertheless, nobody succeeded! Because heaven destroyed the divine elixir, which is truly regrettable!”
“It’s indeed a pity; it was so close to completion!”
While many felt regret, their minds were buzzing with excitement. You see, this was the Elixir of Immortality!
For countless years, numerous emperors and heroes had attempted to produce the Elixir of Immortality, sacrificing sleep and food, paying an enormous price, but all had failed! This had led people to believe that the Elixir of Immortality, a divine elixir that defied the heavens, could never be produced.
However, this time, it shattered their beliefs. Someone had actually produced the legendary divine elixir!
Even though it was ultimately destroyed, it was the closest anyone had come to success!
This idea sparked a passionate desire in the hearts of many. After all, this was the Elixir of Immortality!
Numerous rulers and ambitious individuals immediately dispatched spies to gather information about the method of alchemy.
Even if it required paying a hefty price, they were willing to do so!
The world became even more chaotic as a result!
At this moment, the Empress, who was boating on a lake with Lin Beifan, received an urgent message from Great Yan.
After reading the message, she handed the paper to Lin Beifan, a faint and ambiguous smile on her face, “My dear, do you think there’s truly an Elixir of Immortality in this world? Do you believe that Great Yan has really produced the Elixir of Immortality?”