“When the cinnabar in the corner of the pit gives off brocade clouds, the lead color of the tortoise hair is dense with radiance. I have come to bring it to the refining furnace and refine it until the energy of nature can no longer be separated.” 1
“In the art of alchemy, it’s all about the breath of dragons and tigers, exhaling the old and the new!”
“The choice of spiritual materials, the control of the fire, the temperature of the furnace, and even the concentration of spiritual energy around it, will all affect the quality of the pill!”
“Only by achieving perfection and precision can a truly perfect spirit pill be made!”
Ye Xiao’s palm spouted flames, the furnace suspended in the air as rolling green smoke billowed.
One hand controlled the spiritual energy, while the other hand controlled the fire.
Every movement was in detail!
Ye Xiao’s gaze was like a torch, and the furnace burned brightly!
The furnace shook for a while, and the lid lifted into the air.
A dark purple potion flew out, dripping and swirling in the air, blooming with seven-colored mist!
Dark clouds converged in the air, and there seemed to be a rumble of thunder in the clouds.
Moments later, a rainstorm descended!
A vision of heaven and earth!
It was the legendary sign of the Heavenly Elixir coming out of the furnace!
Ye Xiao looked surprised.
He did not expect that not only had he refined a seventh grade Spirit Pill, but it was also a perfect grade Heavenly Spirit Pill!
Even he had never concocted a pill of this quality before!
“As expected of me!”
Ye Xiao was satisfied.
There was no failure this time, and definitely now people would not look down on him!
The other cultivators were also stunned.
Who would have thought that there would be someone who could make Heavenly Spirit Pill here?
Even the old pill masters from the Elixir Tower probably couldn’t do it!
Yet at the same time they considered this a great nuisance, because as a result many of them could not control the fire properly, and their spirit pills were instantly burnt to charcoal.
There were also some of them whose furnace was doused by a rainstorm, and their work was instantly ruined.
People cursed and cursed, but there was nothing they could do but return to Medicinal Mountain with blackened faces to collect materials.
Looking at the messy scene around him., Ye Xiao crossed his arms and laughed coldly.
“Hmph, a bunch of cannon fodder!”
“Su Shi, don’t sleep, people have finished concocting their pills.”
Ceng Yiren pushed Su Shi.
Su Shi opened his eyes in a daze, “Who has finished concocting the pills?”
Cen Yiren pointed towards Ye Xiao, “That’s him, he has refined a seventh grade Heavenly Spirit Pill.”
“Just in time.”
Su Shi got up and stretched, “I’ll go and snatch it.”
Cen Yiren: “Huh?”
Looking at the man in white in front of him, Ye Xiao frowned, “Su Shi, what are you trying to do?”
Su Shi said frankly.
Ye Xiao gulped, “What do you mean by that? This is a test to concoct pills, not to rob pills!”
Su Shi shook his head, “This was originally my pill, it’s just that it’s in your hands temporarily.”
“Su Shi, you bastard!”
Ye Xiao was furious, his Qi energy erupted and his clothes fluttered, “Do you really think that I’m a soft cake that anyone can take advantage of?!”
Su Shi said suspiciously, “Aren’t you?”
“Chief Zhan, Imperial Censor Chen, it’s time to take action, this demon is too arrogant!”
Ye Xiao took out a pitch black heavy ruler and said with a murderous aura, “Let’s join me to expel him away!”
The air was silent and the sound of cricket can be heard.
The two girls sat down on their knees as if they hadn’t heard anything.
Zhan Qingchen: “This Heavenly Spirit Pill has perfect quality, Su Shi will definitely be able to pass the test if he takes it.”
Chen Qingluan: “Hmm, not bad, saves me from helping him concoct it.”
Seeing the appearance of the two people, Ye Xiao’s back faintly felt cold.
The situation did not seem to be the same as expected!
“Fellow daoists of the Righteous path, are you just going to watch this demon bully people?!”
Ye Xiao tried to arouse the sympathy of the others.
Unfortunately, no one cared.
These people’s pills had just been destroyed because of him, obviously they looked at him with displeasure.
Besides, who would want to offend a genius of the Demonic path who was popular only for sake a stranger?
Su Shi’s eyes narrowed, “If I kill you, I can easily take the pill from you, now the question is, are you willing to give the pill voluntarily or do you want me to do it myself?”
Ye Xiao’s expression changed.
He knew that this demon was not joking!
Thinking of the other party’s ruthless tactics in Yulin City, Ye Xiao hesitated and handed the spirit pill to the other party with a red face.
A great man knows how to measure his opponent!
Right now he was not comparable to Su Shi!
Su Shi weighed the pill and said, “Go, it shouldn’t be too late to go and concoct the second one now.”
Ye Xiao while holding back anger flew towards Medicinal Mountain.
Where there was life there was hope!
As long as he could pass the test, he will still have a chance!
This time, time was very tight, so he did not show off his abilities, but chose the surest way to pass it.
Making a sixth-grade pill!
Gathering the materials, lighting the fire, preparing the furnace, and it was done!
All in one go!
Although it was not a Heavenly Spirit Pill, the quality was still first class, Ye Xiao was indeed a professional in this field of pill making!
However, before the pill even cooled down, a shadow covered his body.
Ye Xiao’s expression froze as he slowly raised his head to look, only to see Su Shi smiling gently.
“Hello, I came to rob.”
“Don’t you already have one?!”
“But I still have one more partner.”
“Do you want to give it up or not?”
Looking at Su Shi’s back, Ye Xiao’s body trembled with anger.
If only he was strong, he would have killed this demon long ago!
“It’s too late to concoct pills now ……”
Ye Xiao’s eyes swept gloomily over the crowd, “Looks like I can only rob!”
He took out a heavy ruler and walked towards a Demonic cultivator.
Perhaps inspired by Su Shi, those who couldn’t refine the pill all started to rob as well, and those who were robbed were naturally unwilling to do so, and for a while the square was in chaos!
Su Shi tossed the pill to Cen Yiren, “Here, take it.”
Cen Yiren reached out and took it with a dumbfounded expression, “There’s still hope?”
Su Shi patted her shoulder, “Remember, leave professional things to professionals, if you don’t know how to refine pills, isn’t it still possible by robbing?”
Cen Yiren’s eyes opened wide
It seems to make sense!
The battle intensified.
The two camps between the Righteous path and the Demonic path, were in chaos, and they even began to turn to attack their own people.
The young girl in black moved lightly and darted out of the crowd.
In her hand, she held a bright green spirit pill.
“Haha, how convenient to snatch it.”
“A fifth-grade Spirit Pill …… should be enough.”
At that moment, the air fluctuated and a booming sound rang out:
[Time is up, the test is over.]
The fighting people were separated by an invisible force.
A golden tray appeared in front of each person, and when a pill was placed on it, its quality was naturally revealed.
[Fourth-grade Profound Spirit Pill, eliminated].
[Fifth-grade Earth Spirit Pill, can enter the next stage].
[Fifth-grade Earth Spirit Pill, can enter the next stage.]
[Fifth-grade Earth Spirit Pill, can enter the next stage.]
Those who advanced were overjoyed, while those who were eliminated were hysterical.
Zhan Qingchen had refined a sixth-grade Earth Spirit Pill, while Chen Qingluan had a sixth-grade Earth Spirit Pill
Their qualities were comparable.
Ye Xiao grabbed a five-grade Golden Spirit Pill and was able to advance to the next level.
Su Shi placed the pill on the tray.
The sound of lightning was extremely loud:
[Seventh-grade Heavenly Spirit Pill, able to enter the next stage, rewarding Blue Sky Heavenly Flame]
“Blue Sky … Heavenly Flame?”
1. This is a poem about alchemy, unfortunately I couldn’t find a translated version for this on the internet and just guessed how it translates with some modifications.