Chapter 227: The Three-storey Tripitaka Block
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Xiao Yan gazed at the silver light emitting from the Eight Trigrams pattern on the ceiling of the Elixir Chamber. An entire map of words appeared among the light.
Although he had never seen the actual recipe for the Celestial Elixir, nor consumed the Celestial Elixir before, Xiao Yan could immediately identify the map of words as the real recipe for the Celestial Elixir. And on the first line of the list of ingredients, was the ‘Nine Steps to Heaven’ Herb.
Xiao Yan’s eyes glimmered in excitement, “Master, our Elixir Chamber can even use existing elixirs to elicit their recipes?”
“Not bad, it’s indeed so.” Lin Feng wore a calm expression as if he had known this previously, but he was actually as surprised as Xiao Yan was.
The crafting of elixirs does not only involve harnessing the herbal essence and spiritual energy within the ingredients but also comprises various complex changes and combinations.
A recipe, too, is not just a simple list of ingredients, but an integration of multiple skill sets.
Even all-powerful Immortal Soul cultivators cannot elicit a complete recipe from an existing elixir.
Perhaps there may be a chance using lower-level elixirs, but it would be completely out of the question for more advanced elixirs.
The Eight Trigrams Formation on the ceiling of the Celestial Golden Pavilion could actually elicit the recipe using an existing elixir, which for Lin Feng was definitely something worth rejoicing about. And it was not just because he could now expand the recipe archives of his Elixir Chamber on a large scale.
More importantly, the Celestial Sect of Wonders could possibly recover ancient elixir recipes that have been lost in the sands of time.
Over the tens of thousands of years of the Grand Celestial World’s history, countless sects had risen, and countless great cultivators had been born, but many sects have also been annihilated, and many great men have fallen, drowned in the long river of history.
And with their demise, many precious mantras, abhijna, and elixir recipes have been lost.
Some of these elixirs and medicines still have completed elixir pills being circulated around, but the recipes have been completely lost.
Without the original recipe, new elixirs of the same kind cannot be produced, and remaining existing pills will definitely be used up one day. In the end, these elixirs cannot escape the inevitable fate of disappearing from the face of the earth for good.
“If I can get my hands on these elixirs, I can use the Celestial Golden Pavilion to retrieve their lost recipes.” Lin Feng pondered for a bit. “Hmm, perhaps the true value may not lie within the elixir itself. Operating the Celestial Golden Pavilion well may yield other rewards.”
Of course, having the recipe does not necessarily guarantee successful crafting. Some elixirs require unique and rare ingredients.
Take the Celestial Elixir for example. Without the ‘Nine Steps to Heaven’ Herb, the elixir cannot be crafted just with the recipe.
But despite this, this realization was invaluable for Lin Feng. He cracked his mind and instantly churned out many different ideas. “I’ll try to collect as many high-level and rare elixirs as possible, even one is fine.”
Besides collecting other elixirs, Lin Feng also reminded Xiao Yan not to stop renewing his skills.
After he exited the Elixir Chamber, Lin Feng went to the neighbouring Tripitaka Block.
Compared to the brilliantly grandiose Celestial Golden Pavilion, the Tripitaka Block was evidently more rustic and modest, with an antique charm to it.
The Tripitaka Block was close to ten meters tall and consisted of three levels. The building was constructed using emerald bamboo that flashed with a purplish glow.
Lin Feng entered the block, first into the spacious outer room, then he continued further in. He passed through a passageway to where the first storey library was.
The library was thousands of square meters wide and was neatly lined with rows and rows of bookshelves, just that all of them were empty at this moment.